1 John 2:3-6 NKJV Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word; truly the love of God (Yahveh) is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
What a wonderful truth the Apostle has written down for us. The Father has left us without excuse, we can’t say we have not been warned. The Apostle warned us in this Scripture, that we have a responsibility to the Father to be obedient to His commands. We cannot be disobedient to His word and still belong to the family of Yahveh.
We are often speaking about how much we can trust Yahveh; He is so faithful to keep His promises to us. We speak of faith in Yahveh and how He cares for us, to heal and protect us. We trust Him with our well being, because He is very trustworthy.
There is something however that I don’t think we give enough attention to and that is how much can the Father trust us? Honor and integrity is a rare commodity in this generation and as rare as it is in this generation it is my opinion that honor will be even rarer in the next generation. Without honor we cannot successfully serve Yahveh or join ourselves to Him. Without Him we are doomed and without any hope of being saved.
I recently had my grandchildren for a visit. In spite of the blessing they are to me I had the most difficult time dealing with certain aspects of their behavior. Every directive that they were given was open for discussion. They are not accustomed to being obligated to comply without complaint or some comment about how imposing or distasteful it was to them first. How dare life to disrupt their entertainment. To require them to work was an abuse of their time. How dare you infringe on their fleshly enjoyment to obligate them to a chore.
As strange as I found this behavior to be I feel like the Father spoke to my spirit about the behavior. Father Yahveh asks me a question and it caused me to examine my own behaviors and attitudes. “How are the behaviors of your grandchildren differing from the way My children have related to Me? Many times My children have been so occupied with the things of this world and the enjoyment of the flesh they did not hear Me; much less comply with My instructions.” My precious saint, I am convinced that we need to be more attentive to the Ruach HaKadesh of Almighty Yahveh.
My grandchildren were lacking in discipline and definitely lacking in work ethic. Only proper training could ever be the remedy for this deficiency. Don’t misunderstand me I am not saying it is wrong to enjoy life but we must never be so involved in enjoying life and the things of the flesh that we are distracted from Yahveh and the things of Yahveh.
The Word of Yahveh is not like watching T.V. as when we are watching a good story and get somewhat emotionally involved in it, we still are only spectators. We are not going to go out and replicate those actions that we observed on Television. It is my opinion that too many people read the Bible as though it was a good story but feels no obligation to get the It (the Word) into their lives. It’s as though it is to be admired and respected full of very admirable traits but they are not responsible to replicate those behaviors in their life. What a shame.
James 1:22-25 NKJV “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
There is no one as deceived as the one who deceives himself. James talks about those who are deceiving themselves by being hearers of the Word only. The Father declared to us that He set before us life and death. He instructed us to choose life that it might be well with us and our children and our children’s children.
We choose life by being doers of the word rather than hearers only. One of the traits that most irritates me would be when my Grandchildren ignore me when I knew they heard me. They would act like they didn’t hear, that way they weren’t responsible to react. It did not work with me and it won’t work with the Father. We are obligated to be imitators of Yahshua. If we walk like him then we will be Commandment Keepers and not be deceived.
My friend I know we can trust the Father to keep all of His promises in Yahshua Ha Mesheach but can the Father trust us to keep our promise to be faithful and serve Him all of our life here on earth? We trust the Father but can He trust us.