How To PREPARE For the END TIMES: (Part I) Getting Your Mind Right
These are tough times we are living in to say the least. We are at the mercy of televised propaganda which distracts us from spiritual Laws and Universal Order established by Yahweh and His Son Yahusha. These laws were taught to mankind so people can live in harmony with His Creation. These laws cannot be superseded by the intellectual propensities of mankind or the consensus of a generation. When a person becomes a student of the teachings in the Bible they are required to, 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Most so-called Christians do not study the Bible and this why there is a misunderstanding of the Bible. The majority of lukewarm Christians believe the Bible teaches not to judge and Christians are required to be in a state of tolerance. I recently witnessed a young lady on Facebook gush over a so-called Christian man who claimed to follow the “rules” of the Bible. That was fine with her because she obviously did not qualify for 2 Timothy 2:15. The Christian man share with her he does not judge homosexuality because of Matthew 7.
Let’s take a look at what Matthew 7 teaches, Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
Notice how this so-called Christian follower of the rules of the Bible used one verse without the rest of the verses to give it context? This verse teaches us not to judge hypercritically because the other person knowing your sins can call you out. The verse is also telling you to be introspective and assess your own sins and (repent) stop sinning. Why is repentance so important? It is not to be seen as a “good person” but to be able to receive the Holy Spirit and have the power of Spirit flow through you. Much like the force is depicted in the Star Wars franchise. Erroneously, so-called Christians believe being Christian is walking around in a state of non judgement.
The Word teaches all students of the Bible to judge. In fact, it calls for righteous judgement and teaches one day we will even judge the angels! Without judgment there would not be 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. How could you teach if could not judge if what people say is inline with the Bible?
I do not want to lambast the sin of homosexuality because the Scripture includes liars, fornicators, gossipers, and adulterers as sins. We all sin one way or the other but the Most High wants us to strive to not to. 2 Peter 3:9, KJV teaches: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” The Most High wants us all to come to repentance and that means to turn away from sin. Not turning one of his listed sins into a lifestyle.
In order to receive the Holy Spirit there is a purification process one must attain. Many of the prophets in the Bible would sequester themselves in the wilderness or desert where they would meditate, fast, and Sun gaze. This process prepared them for receiving the Holy Spirit and from there demonstrating supernatural acts. Yahusha taught in 1 Corinthians 2:4 (NIV), 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power. True Christians should be striving to follow the teachings in order to receive the Holy Spirit and demonstrate the power flowing through them.
Honestly, outside of sharing proper scripture with another person to correct sin or plain spiritual knowledge you should not obsess over their sins. 2 Corinthians 6:14 teaches, Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? Many people will claim they are Christians like Lady Gaga but they have no intentions of actually following the path. They are there to misrepresent the Bible to those who do not read the Bible. Much like the so-called Christian who follows the “rules” as he cherry picked one verse to misrepresent the entire Bible.
When people claim they are saved well that is where the work begins. You have shed what you learned, drop generational curses, and start from spiritual ground zero. You must adopt the teachings of the Holy Spirit and follow the dos and the don’ts. The Creator shared the sin list with mankind so they could learn what would prohibit the Holy Spirit from ever merging with them. In essence when people sin all they are doing is halting the highest experience in Spirit demonstrated by Yahusha and His Disciples.
The bottom line is when being born again or saved you must learn the rules of the spiritual path. And judgment is part of that path. Yahusha certainly used judgment when He called out the Pharisees. He did not say I do not want to judge I will leave that to the Father. Yahusha showed the world by using judgment what was not in conformance with attaining the power of Spirit. It is not personal it is spiritual!