Who do you worship?
Is it the Father or His Son Jesus? Most mainstream Christians find it easy to worship Jesus considering what He has done for us, but when it comes to the Father, most Christians find it difficult to relate to Him. We feel as if we know who Jesus is, but we are not too sure who the Father is. To most Christians, the Father resembles more an angry old man you dont want to disturb so it feels more comfortable relating to our older brother Jesus. The way mainstream Christianity falsely has presented the Father it is no wonder most Christians are having a hard time relating to Him.
Most mainstream Christians today have chosen to worship and relate to Jesus, hoping that somehow this will get them accepted by the Father as well. What if they are wrong and the Bible actually tells us to worship and pray to the Father? Then it would be rather important for us to build a strong relationship to the Father would it not?
It is nothing wrong with worshiping Yeshua (Jesus), and the Bible says He does not rebuke anyone for worshiping Him. But what if true Biblical worship has nothing to do with telling Him how much you love Him and singing songs to His name? What if true Biblical worship is all about obedience to His law which is the same as His Fathers law? If that is so, you could worship Yeshua AND the Father at the same time when you choose to obey His law, the law of Moses, because you believe Yeshua died for your sins.
These are all questions we need to ask and find the answers to in the Bible. If we, on the other hand, try to have them answered by our pastor/evangelist/denomination, we stand at risk of accepting a false doctrine that might lead to the loss of our soul in the end.
Nowhere in the Gospels do we find Yeshua telling His disciples to pray to Him, to worship Him or to even focus on Him. Yeshua always draws the attention to the Father whose name is Yehovah. Yeshua always tells His disciples to pray to Yehovah, to worship Yehovah by staying obedient to His law the law of Moses and to live focused on Yehovah. What Yeshua is doing is giving us instructions on how to have a relationship with the Father, a relationship that was lost a long time ago (Rom 3:10-12)
Mainstream Christianity has become so cross focused they have lost sight of the fact that for three years Yeshua gave His disciples instructions on how to have a relationship with the Father. The most important thing you can have is a relationship with Yehovah, this is something you can only have if you believe Yeshua died for your sins. If you believe He died for your sins, but you ignore what He taught His disciples for three years, you have no knowledge of how to have a relationship with Yehovah. For three years Yeshua showed His disciples who Yehovah is and what makes Him feel loved, and what makes Him really angry. (John 14.9, 14:15). The cross is what opens the door to Yehovah and gives you the opportunity to have a relationship with Him. What you do after accepting the cross is what builds up or tears down the same relationship. If you dont know what to do to maintain a strong relationship with Yehovah, your faith in the cross cannot save you. (James 2:10-26, Matt 7:21-23, 1.John 2:6)
The Bible says in John 14:6 we can only have a relationship with the Father, whose name is Yehovah if we believe Yeshua died for us on the cross. Just being obedient to the law of Moses guarantees our forgiveness, but it will not reconcile us and give us any relationship with the Father. Believing Yeshua died for our sins without being obedient to the law of Moses, can not and will not reconcile us to the Father and can not and will not forgive us. If we want reconciliation and forgiveness we have to repent of our lawlessness and start obeying the Mosaic law (the written law) AND choose to believe Yeshua died for our sins.
For some of you, this is very difficult to accept. You are so accustomed to hearing your pastor focusing on Yeshua and telling his congregation it is all about Him. Every Sunday you come together with your congregation and sing songs to Yeshua, thanking Him for the cross and worshiping Him. If this is difficult for you to accept, I challenge you to open your Bible and read it for yourself. You will soon notice how Yeshua always points to the Father and never draws attention to Himself. Now that you see what the Bible says, you have to make a choice of who you are to listen to. Are you to listen to your pastor or your Bible? Your pastor will one day end up in hell if he or she has no relationship to Yehovah, through the cross. Your Bible shows you how to avoid ending up in hell with your pastor, if you choose to listen to Yeshuas teachings on how to build a long lasting relationship with Yehovah.
Do you believe it is important to be one with Yeshua? If you confess to be a mainstream Christian I hope your answer is yes. The Bible says in John 15:4 how important it is for any Christian to be in Him. In 1.John 2:6 the Bible also says if we claim to be one with Him, we have to make the decision to imitate His life and life the way He lived. This is something Paul the Apostle understood as well, we read in 1.Cor 11:1 where he tells us about the importance of imitating the life of Christ and encourages all his readers to do as he did. So if you believe it is important for you to be one with Yeshua, you have to live your life the way He did and asking yourself the question, what would Yeshua do?
We know as a historical fact Yeshua was born a Jew in Israel. If you are a Christian, you believe He was and is the perfect sinless lamb of God and never sinned a day in His life. Being a mainstream Christian, you believe He kept the law of Moses perfectly so you dont have to. As a law-abiding Jew we know He would never have encouraged anyone to worship Himself or to pray to Himself because that would have been idolatry. We see this in the Bible when He teaches His disciples to pray to Yehovah His Father, to worship His Father Yehovah and to obey His Father Yehovah.
1.John 2:6, 1.Cor 11:1 and John 14:12 says that if you want to be one with Yeshua, you have to live your life as He lived His life. If He was a law-abiding Jew, you have to become a law-abiding Jew. If He never obeyed the Talmud, Mishna or any other human-made laws you have to do the same thing and never obey human-made laws. The only thing He followed was His Fathers law, the written law of Moses, so you have to do the same thing and only obey the written law of Moses. If He never taught anyone to pray to Himself, to worship Him you have to do the same thing and choose not to pray to Him or to worship Him. If He taught His disciples to pray to and worship His Father Yehovah, you have to do the same thing and choose to pray to, worship your Father whose name is Yehovah.
Now you have to decide, are you going to listen to the Bible and find everlasting life in the New Jerusalem? Or are you going to join your pastor or denominational leader who taught you lies like “the law of Moses has been done away with at the cross” and taught you to never focus on anyone but Yeshua?
The Bible says if you want to enter New Jerusalem if you want to have a relationship with Yehovah AND with Yeshua, you have no choice but to live your life the way Yeshua lived His. If He never taught His disciples to pray to Him, to worship Him you have to do the same. If He taught His disciples how to have a relationship with Yehovah, how to pray to Yehovah and how to worship Yehovah, you have to listen to what He said and do what He told you to do.
This is what the Bible teaches us, and yes I am fully aware that most of you have been taught the opposite. You have been taught to only worship Jesus and only pray to Jesus or to “the Father”. They have told you how to have a relationship with Yeshua by believing He died for you on the cross, and somehow this will ensure and guarantee a relationship with “the Father”. If you open your own Bible and read it for yourself, you will soon see how you have been lied to.
Then there are some of you that right now feel scared. You know what the Bible says, but at the same time, you feel as if your pastor knows the Bible better and is more capable of interpreting it for you. Right now you are thinking to yourself you would be sinning against God if you did choose to pray to and worship Yehovah instead of Jesus. Or perhaps you are scared of what your pastor or friends might think if you suddenly started worshiping Yehovah instead of Jesus. I encourage you to pick up your own Bible and read the above-mentioned scriptures for yourself and see if you dont agree that the Bible says we are never ever taught to worship or to pray to Yeshua. We are always taught to worship and pray to Yehovah, His Father. When you accept what the Bible says and start to live by it, you will lose some friends. Perhaps your pastor will label you as a heretic, but as long as you know what the Bible says you know they are wrong and the Bible is correct. If they choose to continue living in disobedience, worshiping Jesus instead of Yehovah, they will one day hear “depart from Me for I never knew you your workers of lawlessness” (Matt 7:21-23). Having them as friends and having the acceptance of your pastor, if it means loosing your citizeship in the New Jerusalem, is not worth it.
Is there anything wrong in worshiping Yeshua?
First of all, we have to understand what it means to worship. In our culture and parts of the world, worship is something we do when we gather on a Sunday and sing songs to our God. Worship is something we do when we tell Him we love Him and we worship Him, when we read our Bibles or we are activly involved in ministry. Is there a possibility we are guilty of worshiping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the wrong way?
As we have seen earlier in today’s teaching, Yeshua was born a Jew and lived in a Hebrew culture. The Hebrew concept of worship is focused on obedience, and not on singing songs to our God or telling Him we worship and love Him. (John 14:15). When Yeshua told His disciples to worship Yehovah, He told them to obey Yehovah’s law, the law of Moses. Biblical worship is always obedience and has nothing to do with singing songs on a Sunday. Is there anything wrong with worship songs? No, not as long as we make sure we worship in obedience to the law of Moses. If we do not obey our worship songs makes guilty of false worship. (Matt 15:8)
The Hebrew God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whose name is Yehovah, is the one who made us. This is why we know deep down inside of ourselves what it means to worship. We know talk is cheap but real love for someone and real respect for someone shows itself in our works and how we live our lives and not by the words we say. We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when we choose to obey Him even if we dont agree with everything He says or even understands it.
Is there anything wrong with worshiping Yeshua?
The Bible says in John 14:15, 14:12 if we love Him we will obey Him and His commandments. So the Bible says if we love Him we will worship Him by obeying His commandments. What are His commandments? Mark 7:8-9, John 5:19-20 shows us that His commandments are the exact same as His Fathers commandments. What are His Fathers commandments? His Fathers commandments are the law of Moses (the Torah). (Gen 26:5, Ex 19:5)
When do we worship Yeshua? Do we worship Him by telling Him how much we love Him and by singing songs to Him? No the Bible says we worship Him when we obey the Torah (the law of Moses).
How do we worship the Father whose name is Yehovah? Do we worship Him by telling Him how much we love Him, singing songs to Him? No the Bible says we worship Yehovah when we obey the Torah (the law of Moses)
What did Yeshua teach His disciples? Mark 7:8-9 says that He taught them how to obey the law of Moses. If we worship Yehovah and Yeshua by obeying the law of Moses we understand Yeshua was teaching His disciples how to worship the Father Yehovah AND Himself properly. There is nothing wrong with worshiping Yeshua, as long as we do it the way He wants to be worshiped. He wants to be worshiped with our obedience to His Fathers law, the law of Moses. (John 14:15)
Keeping our focus on Yehovah and our obedience to the law of Moses, remembering we can only obey Yehovah and have a relationship with Him because of the cross, we do not become guilty of idol worship.
Why would we be guilty of idol worship if we worshiped Jesus the way most Christians do?
The law of Moses strictly forbids idol worship. We are only allowed to worship Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Even though we know Yeshua is Yehovah we also know He was 100% human. If He as a human had told His disciples to worship Him or to pray to HIm, He would have been guilty of idol worship and sinned. To be able to be the sinless lamb of Yehovah who could atone for our sins, He had to obey the commandment forbidding idol worship. This is why Yeshua could never have taught HIs disciples to worship Him or to pray to Him. At the same time, we see in the Bible how He never rebuked anyone for paying homage to Him, and we see how angels and the disciples rebuked people for paying homage to them. So even though Yeshua never told anyone to worship HIm as Yehovah, He allowed worship because He is Yehovah. And He also taught us how to properly worship Yehovah, by being obedient to the law of Moses, and how our obedience to the law of Moses would be an expression of our love for Him.
When we worship Jesus the way most Christians do today, choosing to ignore the law of Moses, we are guilty of idol worship. If we, on the other hand, chose to worship Yehovah by obeying the law of Moses we would also automatically worship Yeshua (John 14:15) and not be guilty of idol worship.
How can we claim to be one with Yeshua when we continually commit idol worship by doing the opposite of what He taught us to do in the Bible? Every Sunday morning when Christians gather to worship Yeshua or to pray to Him, they are doing the opposite of what He taught us in the Bible. He taught us to worship His Father Yehovah, but we choose to worship Him instead and not in the way He wants to be worshiped.
For years and years, so many of you have been taught to worship Jesus. You have been told the law of Moses is done away with at the cross and we worship Him by believing in Him and singing songs to Him. Today you have been shown from the Bible how you have been lied to. It was probably not a deliberate lie from your pastor, he or she was just repeating what they had learned in seminary.
Even though most of you agree that the Bible says we are to worship Yehovah, some of you are still not sure if this is true. You have this nagging sense of fear deep down inside of you because you have more confidence in your pastor then your own Bible.
Choose today to show your faith in the Bible by setting aside your fear and make a decision to obey Yeshua. Obey Yeshua by deciding to worship Yehovah by being obedient to His law, the law of Moses. When you choose to pray to Yehovah, to worship Yehovah by being obedient to the law of Moses, and remaining reconciled to Yehovah through faith in the cross, you are living the real Jewish life of a believer in Yeshua. This is how the Apostles lived, this is how the first Christians lived, and this is how we need to live if we are to enter New Jerusalem (heaven) when we die.
Choose to worship Yehovah and see how your life will change.
Today it is Friday, and Yehovah expects you to want to celebrate Shabbat if you are a believer in the cross. There is only one rule for Shabbat, do not work for money and do not make others work for money. So make sure you do your groecieres today. If you have a medical emergency you are allowed to make others work for money and break Shabbat, the same thing if you have a medical condition that only allows you to do certain things on the Shabbat and not during the week. But if it can wait until the sun sets tomorrow, it has to wait.
Next Friday, 01:00 AM CET I will return with another Shabbat sermon.
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