Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We will be judged according to our works

It is a very popular teaching among main stream Christians that people are saved and are accepted into the kingdom of heaven after they repent and accept Yeshua(Jesus) as their lord and savior. while it is true that we are accepted into the father's kingdom by the result of our repentance it is not by the repentance itself or by simply believing on the name of Messiah that we are saved but by what follows after we had repented(changed our mind) is what grants us eternal life.

You see Yeshua came to bring the good news, which is that sin can be defeated and those who love God can enter into eternal life, Yeshua served as an example that we in our humanly weak flesh can defeat sin if we really try, we can OVERCOME it just as he did, since Yeshua was a man and not God in human form and was tempted by the same temptations as we are there are no excuses for us not to overcome sin as and to live righteous and sinless lives, will we stumble? of course, but as long as we confess to God and not make it into a habit of sinning and into thinking that we will be forgiven no matter what and how much we sin(like many Christians and Jews do) God will forgive us by the blood of our messiah, after all he did die so we could live, he was the final sacrifice.

Yeshua was constantly teaching and stressing the fact that by keeping God's commandments one enters the kingdom of heaven not by just believing unto the name of Yeshua...:

Mtthew 19:16
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."  
it is interesting that Yeshua starts with "why call me good"? only God is good... Yeshua was saying that since he himself is not God don't call him good, only God is good. then he continued if you to enter the kingdom keep the commandments. there you have it, it was always about keeping God's commandments not believing a name like most teach today.
Mtthew 19 - continued
18He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, goand sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Although the moral of this story is even though you think you keep all the ten commandments and possessions are more precious to you than God you are not worthy of God and his kingdom,  the young man was breaking the first commandment even though he was positive that he kept them all, he did not love God with all his heart and all his mind but rather loved his money more.

Yeshua himself said that..."
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 
Yeshua is saying that the commandments stand today as they did in the beginning nothing really changed except that messiah is to die and be the final covering for sin.
today we are being thought in so many churches that we are not under the law because we are covered by the blood of messiah no matter what which couldn't be further from the truth, how can there be sin if there is no law in place at the first place? if the ten commandments were not abiding today then there was no point in anything really, without law there can be no sin.
Yeshua explains that...

18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 
Yeshua is explaining that the law abides until everything is fulfilled, I believe at the end of the millennial reign is when the end of the ages comes and all will be fulfilled and after that sin will be no more and there will be no need for the law, but until then we need to abide by it and be careful what we teach... "
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." sounds familiar? Yeshua is warning that those who teach that the law does not abide will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven but those who keep the law and teach it will be the greatest, how different this teaching is from today's mainstream Christian teaching isn't? so next time you hear something like "the law does not abide on us Christians because we are saved by grace" tell them we are saved by grace through faith..." (Ephesians 2:8-9) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast."
since we are saved by grace through faith our faith should produce works meaning if we have genuine 
faith  in God we will keep God's commandments and produce good works.

(Matthew 5 - continued)

20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Yeshua is saying that those who pretend to be Godly are actually the ones who will not inherit the kingdom, so many rabbis, pastors and teachers of the bible are actually unrighteous and will be judged harshly at judgement day because of their hypocrisy. God is not looking for those who can memorize every verse in the bible but still understand nothing of the spirit, no, God is looking for those who are humble, loving with sincerity towards God, like children that are unconditionally in love with their parents and no matter what the children love their parents even if their parents are the worst, it is heart breaking but that is the kind of love and child like heart God wants in his kingdom, if you can humble yourself and become like the children and live to serve others you will find a place in God's kingdom.

so to conclude, each will be judged according to their works and not whether they believed a name or accepted that name as their savior.
believing unto the name of the savior is believing in what he taught which was to keep the commandments, by keeping the commandments you believe the one true God that created them.

  "Rev 20:11  …I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.    12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and  the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.    13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and  they were judged every man according to their works."

Rev 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." 
Matt 16:27  For  the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father  with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works

"Romans 2:5  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of  the righteous judgment of God  6  Who will  render to every man according to his deeds:  

  2 Cor 5:10  …we must all appear  before the  judgment seat of Christ; that every one  may receive the things done in his bodyaccording to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

  Matt 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but  he that doeth the will of my Father  which is in heaven."

  Rev 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and  I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels

  "Ex 32:33  And the LORD said unto Moses,  Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

Rev 22:14  Blessed are  they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may  enter in through the gates into the city.    15  For  without are  dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and  whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.