Last week we learned how the promises in the Bible are all given to Abraham and his descendants. So if we want to have our needs met by Yehovah, and we want His help, we have to make sure we are a descendant of Abraham. So the question then gives itself, how do we become a descendant of Abraham? The Bible says in Gen 15:6, 26:5 Abraham believed and obeyed Yehovah’s Torah (the written law of Moses). So if we will do what Abraham did, believe and obey the Torah of Yehovah, we will become one of his descendants.
The Bible promises healing, deliverance, provision and everything else we need for this life to all of his descendants. If you are a descendant of Abraham, you get to share in these promises. Last week we talked about how Yehovah never changes His mind and how we know we can trust Him. So we know these promises are for us, today if we are a descendant of Abraham. Becoming a descendant of Abraham is for everyone everywhere at all times, regardless of their DNA and/or ancestry. You just have to make the same choice as Ruth and Abraham did and choose to believe and have faith in Yehovah by choosing to obey the Torah which we call the law of Moses. If you make this choice you become a Jew (Rom 2:29, Isaiah 56:3) and a descendant of Abraham and you will inherit the promises given to Abraham.
This is why it is fair to say that our needs are met in 2019 because of Yehovah promising to bless Abrahams and all of his descendants, because of their faithfulness to Yehovah’s Torah.
When it comes to our need for salvation and reconciliation this can only come through the cross and our faith and trust in Yeshua dying for our sins. If we, on the other hand, have genuine saving faith and trust in the cross, our faith will make us a descendant of Abraham because we will choose to obey the law of Moses. So there are two ways to having your needs met by Yehovah, but only one of them guarantees both having your needs met and your salvation. So because of Abraham, your needs are already met, even if your circumstances might tell you a different story. Now you are just waiting for the promises to be fulfilled in your life.
This is where it gets to be challenging for most of us, how do we handle the fact that we already have a share in everything promised to Abraham (Deut 28:1-13), but our circumstances tell us a different story.? The Bible says that right now, you are healed, you are prospered and all your needs are met. But your circumstances might tell you a totally different story.
Yeshua (Jesus) and Job answered this question in Matthew 6:25-34 and the book of Job. When there is a discrepancy between what we experience, and what is promised to Abraham, we are to trust Yehovah even if our circumstances get worse. How do we know we can trust Him? Because the Bible says He promised to Abraham to meet the needs of all of his descendants. The Bible also says Yehovah never changes His mind, so we know that if we are a Jew we are a descendant of Abraham.
Abrahams faith was tested when Yehovah asked him to sacrifice Isaac, and if we are a descendant of Abraham we have to anticipate that our faith will be tested as well. But if we will remain faithful to Yehovah, our faith is shown in obedience to the law of Moses, we will, in the end, see the fulfillment of Yehovah’s promises to Abraham in our lives. How do we know this for sure? Because Mal 3:6, Numbers 26:18 says Yehovah cannot lie and can not change His mind. So if He has promised to care for and bless Abrahams descendants, it is going to happen in the end.
Yehovah has never promised to meet our needs because of something we did. When we make the decision to live as a Jew, imitating our Savior Yeshua (1.John 2:6, 1.Cor 11:1) our works can not earn us anything. Our works and obedience is just an outward expression of our faith in the one who made all these promises to Abraham. Yehovah promised to meet the need of Abraham and all his descendants because of something Abraham did. So Abraham did it for us, we only have to imitate his life to become his descendant and live and walk in his promises. This should make it very easy for us to wait upon Yehovah’s help because there is nothing we can do or say that will make Yehovah loose interest in us or refuse to help us as long as we live our lives the way Abraham did.
In every relationship we have with someone we dont know to well, we always feel the pressure of not knowing if we have measured up to their standards. If we dont measure up to our employers expectations the first days at the job he might become dissapointed in us and fire us. If we dont measure up to what our fiancee expects of us, they might leave us and choose not to marry us. When it comes to our relationship with Yehovah we never have to worry about these things because He only expects of us to do what Abraham did, and the Bible says Abraham was righteous by faith because he chose to believe what Yehovah said and obey His Torah (Gen 15:6, 26:5). So if we are righteous by faith, we know we are a descendant of Abraham and we have nothing to worry about.
So while we are waiting for Yehovah to come through for us and meet our needs we never have to worry as long as we are righteous by faith. If you obey Yehovah’s Torah you are righteous by faith (Gen 15:6, 26:5) and a descendant of Abraham. If you are a descendant of Abraham, you are an heir to the promises given to him and you can know Yehovah will heal you, deliver you and prosper you. But you have to choose to believe it.
You have to make the decision to say to yourself, I am healed because of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I am wealthy because of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob even if your circumstances tell a different story.
When you choose to stay righteous by faith, believing Yehovah trusting He will come through on His promises to Abraham, you have nothing at all to worry about (Matthew 6:25-34) and you can wait in peace not worrying, not stressing about it knowing Yehovah will come through on His word and promises to Abraham.
This is what the Bible says that our needs are met because of the covenant made between Abraham and Yehovah. This is the promise of that covenant, everyone who wishes to join it will have Yehovah as their God and He will promise to meet their needs in every way – in His timing. And this is where it tends to get difficult, to wait for His timing because of the time we might not see eye to eye with Yehovah on the issue of when He should come through for us.
The Bible gives us an answer for this in Phil 4:6-7. When we have to wait for Yehovah to come through on His promises to Abraham, we have been given the privilegie of prayer. Yehovah does not mind if we time, and time again remind Him about our needs and our situation as long as we do it the right way. If we do it the right way, He promises to guard our minds in Shalom (peace) while we are waiting.
So what is the right way to pray?
How would you request something from a person in authority? You would need permission to acces them so you could give them your request. How would know how to obtain such a permission? You would have to learn the laws of those you wanted to request something from to know how to legally obtain such a permission. So if you want to request something from Yehovah you have to learn the legal way to address Him.
He made a covenant with Abraham and promised to bless him and all his descendants. We know from last week Yehovah can never change His mind or go back on His word, so that covenant still stands. If you do what Abraham did (Gen 26:5) and obey the Torah (the written law of Moses) you will automatically become a descendant of Abraham by faith. But even when you have become a descendant of Abraham, you are still very much aware the fact that the promises of the covenant was given to Abraham and not directly to you. So when you request something from Yehovah you ask Him to do something for you because of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. By reminding Him of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and making sure you are one of Abrahams descendants, you are praying in the right manner and you can expect Him to fulfill your request.
It might not happen right away, but Phil 4:6-7 says that if you will keep on requesting Him in this manner He will guard your mind in Shalom (peace) while you wait for the answer to appear. And as long as you keep requesting it from Him in this manner, you are free to request it several times a day if you so desire. As long as you approach Him as a descendant of Abraham, because of His promises to Abraham, you can know for sure He will fulfill His promise to Abraham in the end and heal you, deliver you or meet your need whatever it might be.
Then there is the issue with our minds, when our circumstances are out of control we are so often attacked in our minds with thoughts I like to call “what if thoughts”. We all have these type of thoughts attacking us and they have a tendency to come when we least expect them to. Thoughts that go something like this: “What if that lump is cancer?”, “What if they will not approve my application for a loan?”, “What if we cant pay our bills this month?”.
These “what if thoughts” comes from the devil when he tries to intice doubt in our minds. So how do we deal with that kind of attacks?
The answer is to make sure you have the correct obejct of faith.
So often Christians try to rebuke those kind of attacks with decrees of scriptures, declearing who they are in Christ. At the same time they believe the law of Moses is done away with at the cross. The Bible says in 1.John 2:6 we are in Christ when we live as He lived. Yeshua (Jesus Christ) obeyed every commandment in the law of Moses that applied to Him. So if we are to be in Christ and rebuke the devil, we first have to obey the Mosaic law. This is why Christians fail at rebuking the devil by declearing who they are in Christ.
When those kind of “what if thoughts” attacks you, remind yourself that you are a descendant of Abraham because of your faith shown in obedience to the law of Moses. Remind yourself how Yehovah who can not lie and never goes back on HIs word, promised to bless and care for all of Abrahams descendants. Remind yourself that right now you are already healed, delivered, prospered, guided and have enough money to pay your bills because of two things: 1.Yehovahs promise to Abraham to meet the needs of his descendants, 2. You know you are a descendant of Abraham because you decide on a regular basis, each day, to obey every commandment in the Torah applicable to your gender living outside of Israel without access to a temple.
This and only this way is the legal way to rebuke the devil and the only way that kind of “what if thoughts” can be rebuked.
What about Yeshua (Jesus) and the cross? Where does He fit into all of this?
Last week we learned how there is not a single scripture in the Bible promising our needs to be met just on account of our faith in the cross. The cross is and will always be the most important part of all, because it deals with our eternity and our reconcilation to Yehovah. So if you dont accept the death of Yeshua for your sins you will never be reconciled to Yehovah and never see the New Jerusalem when you die. But if you will accept it and have true saving faith in the cross, you will as a result of it start obeying the Torah and become a descendant of Abraham. So even though the cross only deals with salvation, the fruit of the cross (our obedience to the law of Moses) guarantees our needs to be met.
This is why Rev 12:11, 14:12 says we overcome the devil by doing two things: 1. Living as a descendant of Abraham 2.Remaining reconciled to Yehovah through our faith in the cross which in turn shows itself in our obedience to the law of Moses and makes us a descendant of Abraham.
So the cross and Yeshua is essential because it ensures us and guarantees us not only reconciliation, but it also makes us and transforms us into a descendant of Abraham if (and only if) we have a true saving faith shown in obedience to the law of Moses.
If we only believe He died for us but we dont obey the law of Moses, we have no guarantee of salvation because faith without works can not save us (James 2:10-26, 1.John 2:6, 3:4, 3:7, 5:3). We also have no way of having our needs met because we are not a descendant of Abraham when we are not living as he lived in obedience to the law of Moses. (Gen 26:5)
So we need both, but we need to understand that our needs are not met because we believe in the cross. Our daily bread is given to us when we are a descendant of Abraham. Our need for salvation and reconcilation is not met and can never be met when we obey the law of Moses, that can only be given to us through faith in the cross. But if we have true saving faith in the cross it will show itself in obedience to the law of Moses, which in turn will guarantee our needs to be met and change us into a descendant of Abraham.
How many churches will tell you that the Bible says you are expected to obey the law of Moses if you want to be healed, delivered, prospered and helped by Yehovah? In mainstream Christianity the answer is 0 churches, but you will find a lot of churces telling you all of this AND salvation will come if you accept the death of Jesus for your sins. At the same time they will tell you that the law of Moses (the written Torah) was just for the Jews/done away with at the cross/a burden/evil/can only entice us to sin/legalism and cause us to fall from grace. They can never actually tell you how it looks like to live as a follower and a disciple of Christ. This is why we have 40 000 + different Christian denominations in the world today even though Jesus prayed that His followers would be one.
So it is obvious something is wrong some where. And as we have seen this, and the previous week, it is not the Bible because the Bible clearly says how we are to have our needs met by choosing every day to live as Abraham lived in obedience to what we call the written law of Moses (the Torah).
The Bible also says in 1. John 2:6, James 2:10-26 if we do not live in obedience to the Torah our faith in the cross cannot and will not save us. So according to the Bible, we have 40 000 + different denominations all telling their congregations how to end up in hell and never have their needs met.
When you have Christian pastors and evangelists telling their congregations they are saved, if they believe Jesus died for them but they must never ever obey the law of Moses, they are in fact making sure they will end up in hell. We are never saved by obeying the law of Moses, but our obedience to the law of Moses shows Yehovah that we are truly saved believing in the cross of Yeshua.
When you have Christian pastors and evangelists telling their congregations their needs will be met if they belive Jesus died for them, but they must never ever obey the law of Moses, they are making sure their needs will never be met. Our needs are not met by faith in the cross, our needs are met by obedience to the law of Moses but if our faith in the cross is genuine it will show itself in obedience to the Mosaic law and guarantee our needs will be met.
What happens when you believe the lie that is being told in the churches today?
You end up with discouraged Christians who start questioning their faith, their God, their Bible and perhaps making the decision to go back into the world because all the things they were promised never happened. And this has got nothing to do with promises of luxury cars and a wealthy lifestyle. When someone needs a healing or Gods intervention in their lives, and they are told they will have that if they believe Jesus died for them, a lack of Gods intervention in their lives will be taken as evidence of a non caring God who does not care about them. Such lies that are being preached in the churches today creates rejected, discouraged hell bound Christians instead of creating saved heaven bond children of Yehovah (John 3:16).
And the worst part of it all is that the truth is right there in the Bible for everyone to see, but the truth is being rejected by most members of mainstream Christianity because they believe more in their pastor then they believe in their Bible.
Why has it come to this?
The Bible answers this in 1. Pet 5:8, we have a very real enemy the devil and he inspires people in authority in the church to hate the Jews. Yeshua says in John 4:22 salvation comes from the Jews and the devil knows this. So if he can inspire people to hate Israel, hate the Jews he can get them to reject Biblical salvation and Yehovahs help in everyday matters. By doing so he creates rejected discouraged hell bond Christians who one day will hear “depart from Me for I never knew you, you who are without Torah” Matt 7:21-23.
Salvation and reconcilation to Yehovah is one of the most important things in our lives. This can only happen when we choose to accept the cross and repent from living a lawless life. For three and a half years, Yeshua taught His disciples how to repent and live as Abrahams descendants. By overemphezising the cross the church has neglected what Yeshua did for us in the three and half years before He died for our sins. By neglecting what He did for us, what He taught us, what He showed us, the devil has achieved his goal of making us into a group of discouraged, hell bond Christians who one day will hear “depart from Me for I never knew you, you who are without Torah”
It is time to take back the Bible and to get to know Yeshua for whom He really is, the one who died for our sins but also taught us how to live as a descendant of Abraham so all our needs could be met and Yehovah could show up in our lives and show of the way He did for our forefathers in Egypt. (Matthew 6:25-34)
Do you want your needs met by Yehovah? When you need healing, do you want Him to heal you? When you can’t pay your bills, do you want Him to help you and make it possible for you to pay them? When you dont know what to do, do you want Him to show you the way?
If the answer is yes you need to start obeying the law of Moses, the written Torah of Yehovah. This will make you into a descendant of Abraham, and Yehovah will start working in your life fulfilling the promises He gave to Abraham.
Today it is Friday, and the Shabbat will begin in a few hours from now. If you are a descendant of Abraham, you will celebrate Shabbat today by not working for money and not make others work for money. You are permitted to break Shabbat if you have a medical emergency or a medical condition making certain things impossible to do during the week and only possible to do on Shabbat. But if it can wait until tomorrow it has to wait.
Next Friday at 01:00 am CET I will return with another sermon.
Until then, keep praying for the requests posted in the comment section on our Facebook page. If you need me to pray for you personally, or to prophecy/counsel you, contact me on messenger and I will do it for free.
Yehovah bless you