Are you serious about your faith?

7 April 2020
Series: Devotional
Topic: belief , faith , God

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

In John 4:22, we read the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, “You worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.”. In Zecheriah 8:23, we read, “This is what Yehovah says, in those days ten men from all nations and languages will tightly grasp the robe of a Jewish man saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

These two statements, in John 4:22 and Zecheriah 8:23, is right there for all to see in the Bible. They are not an attempt to “Judaize” anyone, and we consider them to be the word of God. Even though we Christians know they are right there in the Bible, most of us ignore them and take great pride in being “Christians of the new covenant of grace.”

How can we, as Christians, choose to ignore parts of the Bible we dont like? Where does it say we get to pick and choose the Bible verses we like and reject those we dont approve of?

When Yeshua (Jesus Christ) walked among us, His Bible was the Old Testament. It would be another 300 years until a New Testament existed, so everything He, His disciples, and Paul taught was based on the Old Testament.

How can we, as Christians, choose to ignore historical facts and pretend as if the New Testament existed during the time of Christ? This is what we are guilty of doing every time we choose to interpret Christ’s teachings or Paul’s teachings without the context of the Old Testament.

Should historical facts matter to a Christian? One of the cornerstones of our faith is the Messianic prophecies, fulfilled by Christ. Because we can prove from historical facts, He was the first one who met them all; we can prove He was and is the Messiah. Should historical facts matter to a Christian? Yes, it should.

If we are to be serious about our faith, we cant pick and choose the Bible verses we approve of and reject the rest. We can’t deny historical when they undermine and weaken our pet doctrines, but even so, this is what most Christians are guilty of doing.

So what would happen if we became serious about our faith?

If we want to be serious about our faith, we will value the Old Testament as God’s word. We will see it as applicable to us today, study it, so we know what it says and use it to understand what Jesus, the Apostles, and Paul taught in the New Testament. It is only possible to understand what they meant if we know and appreciate the Old Testament.

Then we would see how becoming a Christian and becoming saved is so much more than just saying the sinners prayer and inviting Jesus into your heart. It is repentance first and foremost back to Moses. It is the belief in the sacrifice of God’s lamb for our sins on the cross and the willingness to learn and obey the written law of Moses.

Then we would see how true it is that salvation is from the Jews, and Yehovah, our God is with the Jewish people and all those who join them.

Are you serious about your faith?

Do you need prayer? Can I prophesy to you? Sometimes, during stressful situations, it can be challenging to hear what Yehovah (God) wants to say to you. This is when it can be helpful to hear through another. Contact me on Messenger or e.mail, and I will pray for you and/or prophesy to you for free.

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