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Prayerfully working to set faithful home congregations in NY and your local area.
Although people can do good, many choose evil, being proud, liars, haters of goodness and righteousness. Their decisions and actions reveal a love for evil, violence, destruction and even the murder of innocent babies. To satisfy their depraved desires, the unrighteous disrespect the Supreme Authority, whom many call God and deny His very existence. However, nature and the cosmos show that there is a First and Eternal Reality which exists without a beginning, is of infinite magnitude, omniscient, and can never end. Ancient Hebrew Scriptures call that First Reality Elohim; properly understood as the Eternal Power Over All Realities.
Before space and the universe existed, the first thing Elohim did was to be the Father Who then willed His First Word (Devar/Logos) to be His First and Uniquely Born Son from His Own Divine Essence of Whom the One Spirit of Elohim emanates. So, Elohim the Father is the First Reality and Power Over All, while His First-Born Son is the Firstborn Reality and All in all with the One Spirit of Elohim. By His Son and His Spirit, Elohim planned and created space with celestial creatures and earth with terrestrial creatures, including mankind, for endless fulfilling life.
Over time, a league of celestial beings rebelled and eventually led mankind to corruption, hence the origin of our earthly evils. Yet, Elohim’s plan includes everything needed to accomplish His divine purpose to salvage all beneficent beings to be filled by His Holy (Set Apart/Sanctified) Spirit for endless existence by covenant and to eliminate whatever and whoever is harmful. As planned, around 2000 years ago, Elohim sent His Son to earth by His Spirit, born as a male child via a virgin Judean woman. The child was named Yehoshua, which means Salvation or Savior; commonly called Jesus.
Per the Bible, Yehoshua taught "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Elohim has come near. Repent and believe the Good News” (Mark. 1:15); the news that Elohim governs the universe. Yehoshua did many amazing virtuous miracles which proved He was Messiah (Christ) so that whoever would believe in Him (trust and obey Him) would not be eliminated but be saved. All who repented and believed as He required, were baptized in water, and later by the Holy Spirit to be saved. He taught them to recognize each other and to live in the unity of the goodness of Elohim.
To set the covenant as planned, Yehoshua allowed some Jews and Gentiles, who hated Him, to arrest and kill Him during Passover season. Yet, to their dismay, Yehoshua came back to life after three days, then united and equipped His best students to be ministers of the Good News to all nations. Afterwards the Savior returned to Elohim to one day return to earth as Sovereign of all. So, to be saved, we must do the following:
1) Repent - Stop violating Elohim’s law (sinning): Know and revere Elohim over all else, do not serve idols, do not misuse His Name; and celebrate His Sabbath Day. Honor our parents, do not kill; do not be unfaithful, do not steal, do not lie; and do not think of taking what is not yours. Keep all sexual acts within true marriage as Yehoshua taught and dress modestly to avoid tempting others to sin. For, sinning brings misery and death to our lives and the world. - * Stay repented by evaluating how we behave and think privately and socially every day in view of Elohim’s requirements. Ask Elohim for pardon for any sin discovered. Apologize to anyone offended by what we did or did not do. Practice being mindful of showing gratitude to those who do good.
2) Believe the Good News: Get and develop faith (fact-based trust) that Elohim exists, rules the universe, offers pardon and infinite life to all who repent, by His Son Yehoshua. The Bible tells of one woman who believed so much that she poured precious perfume ointment on Yehoshua in His honor before He was arrested.
3) Get Baptized: After you truly repent and believe, get immersed (baptized) in water for pardon of your sins and to receive spiritual baptism by Yehoshua ’s Name.
4) Unite to do Good: Unite with other disciples to pray for each other to receive healing and wholeness of our faults and weaknesses – in every way. Help each other grow with the understanding that we all have faults to overcome and need each other who are of Yehoshua. This humble and sincere mindset will create transparency, unity in Elohim, healing, and miraculous good works by His Spirit.
Again, our sinful choices and actions are filling the world with misery and death. Yet, Elohim sent His Uniquely Born Son, Yehoshua the Messiah, to save the repentant from the eradication of all evil and fill them with His renewing Spirit forever. For, whatever and whoever persists in dishonoring Elohim, and harming or infringing on the innocent will be forever eradicated. Thus, to be saved, we must repent, believe, be baptized, and unite as Yehoshua taught. For more information, please contact us; thank you.
What is the American society becoming? When its citizens demand as a right the death of not yet born babies, the outlook is horrible. To think that people could actually come to believe that it is right to take the life of the most innocent, defenseless, and voiceless members of society is dreadful in every way.
Not every legal right - is right! Think about the past, how many "rights" some used against the innocent. For example, slavery used to be a legal right in this country. In light of fairness and justice, today we know it was and is wrong no matter what the legal system declared. How then could such a demand for the death of innocent and defenseless not yet born babies be right?
No matter how many legalities, voices, and votes may grant such a "right", it will always be wrong - a great evil. Not by opinion, but by plain evidence. Also, those who are demanding this right, seem unaware that they would not be alive if their parents had done to them what they want the right to do to the most innocent. Moreover, the One Who Is the First Reality and Power Over All, Who some call God, regards it as a grievous sin and crime against Him and all who follow after goodness. For goodness is that which is always beneficial and never harms or infringes on the innocent. He will visit this nation.
We hope the hearts of many will turn from such a demand and exercise the true right of courage that comes from goodness and mercy. For in time, every single nation and individual will need the benefits of goodness and mercy. Look around, consider carefully to see if it is not so. While there is still time, may this nation and its citizens be humble and wise to be found suitable to be granted mercy when it is visited.
Societies have tried and others continue trying to redefine reality to accommodate their personal immoral preferences or weaknesses. Shamelessly, some even promote their evil propensities as moral rights. They exhibit little to no concern for so many innocent people - especially children being harmed by their lifestyles. Much of the diseases in circulation are caused by inordinate behaviors. The fact is, besides harming others, what they are doing is showing that they have deluded themselves and have seared their own consciences. Really, the deplorable and harmful results of anti-life behavior and propaganda cannot be hidden.
Thankfully, the dynamics of reality will not change. Whatever is good will remain good and prosper while evil will be harmful and self-destruct. The blessings of doing good will continue to happen and the pain and destruction from doing evil will come. For, everything that exists, space and all it contains, were designed and formed by and in the very First Reality Who Alone has no beginning and will never end. This sentient Being of infinite magnitude by Whom and in Whom the entire cosmos exists and is sustained Is the One Who defines reality and original morality. That true morality is summarized in Luke 6:31, “And as you would that people should do to you, do you also to them likewise.” No matter what any individual or the world may do to change that standard is absolutely futile, blatantly wrong, and self-destructive.
Thus, not surprisingly, efforts to redefine what men and women are, to undermine productive and safe modes of behavior in order to promote non-productive harmful lifestyles, to deny the value and rights of children in the womb, and to pervert the minds of developing children are RUINING this world, not improving it in any way. There is nothing admirable, good, honorable, pure, or even safe being promoted by most of society now. Rather, they mostly promote impropriety, narcissism, obscenities of all sorts, pride, violence, and the list goes on.
That being the case, is it any mystery why societies, in fact the world is full of deceit, infidelity, hatred of goodness and purity, fears, and violence? The current year is 2022 and the most advanced nations, after so many years of education and history, are still conducting and promoting useless and devastating wars? Of course! For, when civilian and government alike work so relentlessly to degrade mankind to the degree it has, that is to be expected. All these evils are results of people not adhering to that original morality to one degree or another. Until the true righteousness of the original morality is implemented, the societies of the world will sink deeper in its self-imposed deception, confusion, fears, death, and misery.
It does not need to be so. Please, before it's too late, return to the wholesome morality that is aligned with empirical evidence, kindness, justice, mercy, and genuine love. Return, to the one unfailing morality which was established so long ago for the benefit, flawless advancement, and elevation of all mankind by that very First Reality and Power Over All some call God. The evils of the past were caused by failure to adhere to that original morality.
Then, what outcome should the present world expect for entirely rejecting that effectual morality to adopt behaviors and ideologies that are verifiably destroying the world? It can expect the death and destruction that the original morality was established to prevent. However, that does not have to include you. For, you can choose to return to the true morality of honor, joy, purpose, and perpetuity established by the Eternal Power Over All - not by deceitful self-serving destructive groups.
All sins, except one kind, can be forgiven by the First Reality and Power Over All some termed Elohim, now commonly called "God." Elohim's forgiveness is lavishly provided by His First and Uniquely Born Son the Elect Savior (Yehoshua), Who died and rose again so that whoever believes and turn from sin in His honor will be united with Elohim His Father. Those so united will be saved from a coming final destruction of this present evil world and sealed by His Holy Spirit as offspring of Elohim for everlasting life, joy, and purpose in a future new world governed by His Son.
This is not some fable or myth as some unwisely suppose. Do not lose this opportunity for anything. Now, the one sin that will never be forgiven is the refusal to acknowledge Elohim and accept His forgiveness and His grace to overcome all sins. Such refusal is a sin against His Holy Spirit through Whom He guides and instructs people to turn to righteousness, His Son, and to Himself. Those who sin against the Spirit of Elohim will never be forgiven. All who choose to not believe but reject His call to plain righteousness by the Spirit, will forfeit His mercy and so condemn themselves to everlasting death.
Please know, every exposure to goodness and righteousness is a prompt from the Spirit of Elohim for one to either rejoice in virtue or to forsake evil for what is virtuous. Regrettably, so many have refused to turn away from evil when given these opportunities to receive mercy and grace. We hope you will be wise to remember to rejoice in righteousness and turn from evil to Elohim in honor of His Son and Holy Spirit. For more detailed information please click the link below to listen to an audio recording on this very important matter.
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Moments ago, a member of the congregation recounted how he contemplated the life cycle of the butterfly after concluding his nightly prayer. He remembered recently teaching school students how a butterfly has a life cycle in phases starting as a fertilized egg, afterwards a larva, next undergoes a metamorphosis in a chrysalis, and finally emerges as a beautiful butterfly.
A question came to his mind "which of these phases is unimportant in the life cycle of the butterfly?" The answer is each one of the phases are important.
Then another reflection came to mind, every natural child that was born underwent a cycle also consisting of phases. Every natural born child was conceived in a fertilized egg which is the first phase, then other phases, all the way to the birthing transition.
Then having laid down in his bed, a resounding question echoed in his mind "which phase of a child's life cycle is unimportant?" The answer as if by a somber teary quite voice in his mind "each phase of a child's life cycle is important - from conception to birth - each one."
Contemplating on this while in bed, he offered more prayers for the not yet born children, and slept. He recounted this to encourage the offering of prayers for the conceived but not yet Born children. Please pray for the not yet born children. Pray that those in whom they are conceived will be loving to them or at least be merciful to do what is good for the child.
The disciples of Yeshua once served Elohim and edified each other as a closely united body. As a result, they were a beneficent and effectual organization – they were indeed the Congregation of Elohim. In our generation, the believers are scattered into factions or isolation, contradict each other, are ineffective, and poor examples of Messiah’s doctrine. Most of us know and can admit this is because of error or unproven ideas pushed by divisive learned people as well as novices. They argue and divide over calendars, names, “who is in charge”, etc. In recent years, many are using the Name of Elohim to divide, draw people after themselves, and other ill motives. The remainder of this message addresses this problem. Some may not appreciate this message about “knowing the Name of Elohim”, but the Scriptural truth must be stated so those who love truth may be freed from those who use the Name as a wedge of division.
To begin, there are some who claim they know how to accurately pronounce the Hebrew Name of Elohim and insist that everyone else must know and say the Name as they do. While present day disciples can know the character and meaning of Elohim’s Name by His will as well as by the Scriptures in their own language, the exact pronunciation is uncertain in Hebrew. The Scriptures instruct us to be ready to give an account of our faith. When such individuals are asked why they are certain that their knowledge of the Name is correct, they may claim it is a result of years of their personal studies or what many scholars/experts say or both. In other words, their knowledge of the Name is based on their own research, that of others, or both. They often will include Bible texts out of context as proof.
Dear brethren, the Scriptures in context speak for themselves. Please understand, in cases where Elohim stated people would know His Name, gaining that knowledge is from a work He would perform. Knowing His Name is not something that would result from anyone's study. Prove it for yourself, here are some verses about how Elohim would make people know His Name. Each one involves a work Elohim would do to affect conditions between Israel and the gentiles. I made bold the texts pertaining to the context in each one. These texts do not convey anything about people finding out how to say His Name in Hebrew through study or any other human effort. Not surprising, thousands of years later to this day, the genuine experts are still uncertain of the how the Name is pronounced.
- 1Kings 8:43 - “hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name.”
- 2Chronicles 6:33 - “then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name.”
- Isaiah 52:1 - Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean Shall no longer come to you. 2 - Shake yourself from the dust, arise; Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! 3 - For thus says YHVH: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed without money.” 4 - For thus says Adonai YHVH: “My people went down at first Into Egypt to dwell there; Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. 5 - Now therefore, what have I here,” says YHVH, “That My people are taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them Make them wail,” says YHVH, “And My name is blasphemed continually every day. 6 - Therefore My people shall know My name; Therefore they shall know in that day That I am He who speaks: ‘Behold, it is I.’ ”
- Jeremiah 16:21 - “Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; And they shall know that My name is YHVH.
- Ezekiel 36:23 - “And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am YHVH,” says Adonai YHVH, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.”
- Ezekiel 39:7 - “So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am YHVH, the Holy One in Israel.”
The above Bible passages all show that it is by the work of Elohim that people will know His Name. It is not by the studies or efforts of any man. Also, please notice the context of Israel and the gentiles in the work and by inference the timing. The revelation of Elohim’s Name requires the context and timing. It is clear, that the conditions of recent generations to date, do not meet those requirements.
While it may be of no harm for honest people to do what they can to know the Name, no one has a justifiable cause to insist that others pronounce it as they do. The effect of those who continue to insist on pushing their limited understanding on others is discordant. We just need to look at the fruit of those who insist on arguing and dividing over the Name. It is unnecessary and sad. So, there is no need to heed the many voices of divergent ideas of individuals or groups claiming to know how to pronounce Elohim’s Hebrew Name. For knowledge of Elohim’s Name is a result of His specific work, not that of any man.
We hope this simple teaching has helped you see that there is no need at all to be contentious and divisive over the Name of Elohim. The true disciples of today need to reclaim the great grace in unity once afforded to the disciples of Messiah in generations past. That grace in unity is still available and achievable today for whosoever wills. Those of the Congregation of Elohim are committed to participating in Messiah's work of gathering and uniting His faithful ones in this generation, as in all generations. If you are a member of Messiah's body, let us find each to help each serve more and more effectually in spirit and in Truth.