18 May 2020
Series: Bible study
Topic: are you
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How do you see yourself?

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

How do you see yourself?

What kind of self-image we have will always affect how we behave. Words that are spoken over us, but also what we say about ourselves, affect our self-image positively and negatively, and our ability to believe Yehovah.

This happens on a conscious level, but also subconsciously. If we try to change our self-image by speaking positive things over us, it might not always take the desired effect because of how we subconsciously understand what we say. We all have emotional associations with words, both negative and positive; even if we know in our minds, we could be wrong. If your father was abusive, you know intellectually not all fathers are abusive, and there are good fathers in the world. But because of your emotional experiences with the word father, you will, on a subconscious level, struggle to believe there are good fathers.

So how do you see yourself?

Most of you would say you are a Christian because you believe Jesus, the Son of God, died for your sins on the cross. If this is what you think you would be right, you are a Christian if you believe in the cross. As we have learned, the Bible says that your faith in the cross has to show itself in your obedience to the Torah (the written law of Moses.) Passive faith in the cross can not save you (James 2, 1.John 2)

What if you decided, from now on, to live as a Torah obedient Christian?

Depending on how long you have been a Christian, you have heard several sermons telling you Christians are saved by grace through faith, and the Torah was done away with at the cross. We know that is not true; the Bible does not say the Torah was done away with at the cross.

With your mind, you can understand and accept what the Bible says about the Torah. But because you have heard it said, time and time again, the Torah was done away with at the cross, and a Christian is under grace, not law, you have become preprogrammed in your soul to connect the word Christian with living lawless. So every time you try to see yourself as a Torah obedient Christian, your preprogrammed self-image tells you, “a Christian is not under law!” even though it is wrong.

How you see yourself will affect your behavior. If you see yourself as a Torah observant Christian, but your self-image says, “a Christian is free from the law,” your self-image will destroy your salvation.

The word Christian is not sinful in itself, but if it causes you to lose your salvation, it becomes sinful.

The kind of self-image you have stored deep down inside of you will always affect how you behave. If that self-image is continuously telling you a Christian is under grace, not law, seeing yourself as a Christian will cause you to lose your salvation in the end. Why? Because how you see yourself affects how you behave, and if you dont show in your behavior you follow the Torah, you are not saved. (James 2, 1. John 2)

So what you need to do is to reprogram your subconscious self-image, so your self-image agrees with the Bible.

How can you change something subconsciously?

In Rom 2:29, Paul the Apostle says this “No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly.” When Paul writes Rom 2:29, he uses the word Yehudi in Hebrew for the word Jew. So what Paul is saying in Rom 2:29 is this, “No, a person is a Yehudi who is one inwardly.”

We all know words have different meanings, depending on their context. The word gay can mean a heterosexual person who is fun to be around, or it could mean a homosexual person living in sin.

Yehudi refers both to a person from the tribe of Judah and a person who worships Yehovah. So a Yehudi can be a person who worships Yehovah, but not from the tribe of Judah. A Yehudi can also be a person who worships Yehovah, from the tribe of Judah.

In Rom 2:29, Paul is saying genetics and DNA are not essential in our relationship to Yehovah. Just because you are born of a Jewish mother in Israel does not save you and reconcile you to Yehovah. It does not make you a worshiper of Yehovah. What makes you a worshiper of Yehovah is your conscious decision to worship Him and serve Him. This is something all people can do, both Jew and Gentile (Isaiah 56:6), and if they do, they all become Yehudi.

So if you believe Yeshua died for your sins, and you have repented back to the Torah, Yehovah now sees you as a Yehudi. Yehudi is a Hebrew word, and the English equivalent would be Jew.

In Numbers 6:27, we read how Yehovah will put His name on the Israelites to bless them. The word Yehudi has in it the first three letters of Yehovah, so we see how the term Yehudi is a fulfillment of Numbers 6:27 when it says Yehovah will set His name upon all Yehudi and bless them.

Now that you have repented back to the Torah, believing Yeshua died for you, Yehovah sees you as Yehudi. As He has promised in Numbers 6:27, He will bless all those who are Yehudi because they are special to Him.

So how do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a Yehudi?

Is it wrong or sinful to see yourself as a Christian, a Hebrew, an Israelite?

The Bible does not say it is wrong to see yourself as something other than a Yehudi. But it could become wrong, sinful, and even cause you to lose your salvation because the way you see yourself affects how you live and behave.

We all have negative and positive emotional associations with words like Christian, Jew, Israelite, Hebrew. How we understand these words affects how we behave, even if we know a Christian, a Jew, an Israelite, and Hebrew must obey the Torah to be saved.

The Bible says only those who follow and obey the Torah have saving faith. Only those who follow and obey the Torah will be blessed by Yehovah and can know for sure their needs will be met. (Deut 28, Matt 6:25-34)

We should do everything in our power to make sure we are living in obedience to the Torah with saving faith in the cross, even if it means having to change the way we see ourselves.

So why would you not see yourself the way Yehovah sees you as a Yehudi? Why would you not want to have Yehovah’s name placed upon you and be blessed by Him?

Only you can answer those questions, but for me and my house, I prefer to be a Yehudi so I can serve Yehovah wholeheartedly.

I hope this Bible teaching has blessed you, and I hope it has helped you to see yourself as a Yehudi. This has been a free Bible teaching; you did not have to pay anything to read this. I also want to pray for you for free, prophecy to you for free, and continue to teach you the Bible all for free.

But for me to be able to do so, I am dependent upon your help and your Torah obedience.

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So many of you have to make that choice, and you should not give anything to this ministry because your neeeds come first.

But so many of you do not have to make that choice, you can give something in return and still be well able to pay your bills and meet your needs.

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