Let Not the Iniquity of My Father’s Be Remembered by the Lord

Iniquity is a word with grave meaning and consequences. It spreads its roots to generations without end. A weakness we carry on our genes from the time of conception. It became active when our forefathers Adam and Eve first sinned. I do not mean that they sinned because they were unrighteous, but because Eve was deceived. Sinned for the first time, they did not stop there. It seemed that that was an open door for the root of all kinds of sin to take place in their soul. We do sin with our soul: the mind, the emotion and the will. The body is controlled by the dictates of the soul, and it acts upon the demand of the soul. It seems that it is in the level of the soul that we receive the curse of the sin of iniquity at conception. The Psalmist said, My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret, intricately and curiously wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them (Ps.139:15-16), a psalm of David. When the sperm touches the egg successfully, then life is created. All that we will be is in that sperm. It is the “unformed substance.”  “It runs in the family,” whatever weakness a person has. The sin of iniquity is one that carries the curse from generation to generation. It holds us prisoners to its consequences, which will be for sure in our life time, so it seems.

What was happening when YAHSHUA was going through the atonement for our sins, including our diseases? The Prophet Isaiah, many years before YAHSHUA’S time on earth, prophesized this: Surely, He has carried our griefs (sicknesses, weakness and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains, yet, we considered Him stricken, smitten and afflicted by God. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities, the chastisement [needed to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole (Isa.53: 4-5). “He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities.” Let’s talk about the word bruise. The Webster dictionary describes as to break, to shatter, to crush with or as with mortar and pestle, to hurt the feelings; a bruise cause discoloration of the skin caused by a blow. The word bruise has a strong connotation and varied results, depending if physical or emotional. When YAHSHUA was bruised for our guilt and iniquities, He suffered deeply into His soul. It was as a mortar crushing into His emotion and heart. A pain that carries a heavy load of emotional feelings, as He took upon Himself the guilt and iniquity of the entire world. That, my friend was not easy for the Son of God to carry. We were once and for all free from the consequences of the sin of iniquity and guilt, but not until we accept and surrender our lives to His control. He did all to save us from the power of the sins of iniquity, although we still have to face it in the form of temptation. That brings to mind Paul’s struggles with it when he expressed himself concerning it saying, For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it, for I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am doing. Now, if I do what I do not desire to do it is no longer I doing it, but the sin which dwells within me; so, I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me, and I am subject to its insistent demands, for I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self, but I discern in my bodily members a different law of my mind and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs. O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from this body of death? O thank God! Through YAHSHUA Messiah! So, then indeed I of myself with the mind and heart serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin (Rom. 7:18-21;23-25). We must overcome this spiritual battle raging against us every day, if we are truly born-again; if we are born of the spirit.

I Will Say of The Lord…

Every time we face problems with faith and courage we are proclaiming who and what the Lord is to us: our Refuge, our Fortress; He is our God in Him we have put our trust. This is truly a summary of Psalm 91. When abiding in God’s hiding place with certainty we can experience safety. The storms might rage near us; thunders might vibrate the earth and lightening’s flash of fire come down and burn it, even quakes might split the earth, still nothing will touch those who securely have embraced the Lord’s refuge. He is our impenetrable fortress. Nothing in this world and below is greater than He. Therefore nothing can touch us. He created the world and the heavens and all submit to His command and power; He created all living things big and small, great and powerless, all are His creation. The same Lord is the One Who says to us, I AM with you always, fear not!

In one occasion when the disciples were with YAHSHUA in a boat, a storm raged greatly against them, but He was found asleep. With only a whisper of His voice, the wind calmed down and all became peaceful again. The disciples asked the question: Who is this that even the winds obey His voice? He is God almighty, my refuge, my fortress, He is my God; in Him I have put my trust. Let be and be still, and know that He is God; He will be exalted in the earth!

Uncleanness Works Destruction

(Micah 2:10)

Physical uncleanness, sometimes, is the picture of the soul in turmoil. It can indicate depression, sadness, grief and so on. It shows spiritual and emotional problems within. It happens because the person does not want to face reality. In that mode, he becomes blind and insensitive to his surroundings. I don’t care, sort of attitude. In the hardness of his heart, he goes on. That is also a picture of a guilty person, wanted to escape the guilt by making it easy on himself. However, what does the Bible mean by “uncleanness that works destruction”?  In the battle of Jericho, the Lord instructed the people to keep themselves from the “accursed and devoted things.” That constituted idolatry. Idolatry is the excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing (Webster dictionary). It is a sin that brings destruction to a nation, for forsaking the true God, as it was the case of the nation of Israel. Idolatry is a sin that leads the nation astray to immorality, to confusion and to alienation from the true God. The Lord describes Israel’s spiritual condition by saying, From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness or health in but wounds and bruises and fresh and bleeding stripes; they have not been pressed out and closed up or bound up or softened with oil; your country lies desolate, your cities are burned with fire; your land- strangers devour it in your very presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by aliens (Isaiah 1:6-7). This seemly is the spiritual condition of the United States of America. Blessed, as it has been, has long time embraced the position of idolatry and gone far away from the Lord’s blessings. Lately, America has speedily experienced spiritual decline of all times, as it waits for the Lord’s judgment to fall upon her.

Considered as the “Mystery Babylon,” America has taken her position of power in the world as it has influenced many countries to follow her ungodly life-style, destroying some that stood in her way. Powerful and proud, she stood tall above all to see; but the time is rapidly approaching for her fate to be known. Her uncleanness is beyond the norm one can understand and accept. Her glamourous life-style is nothing but filthy, rotten rags under all that jazz. Lights, painted eyes, fancy dresses, in Jezebel’s styles, Hollywood crowd, deeply in sin, is under God’s judgment for all that they represent. Judgment from God has already started. Do you see the multitudes invading this country? That’s just the beginning of America’s ordeal. Her uncleanness has reached heavens, God’s longsuffering has ended for this nation. As it were in the days of old when God brought judgment against the nation of Israel, so it will be for America, for God has heard the crying of the innocent children being carried to their slaughter, as He heard the blood of Abel crying for vengeance against his brother. We see, but we do not perceive, we hear, but we do not believe the graveness of the sins of this nation. God’s people are asleep in the pews of the churches, while their children are brainwashed through the teachings of public schools, they trusted their children to. It is all happening right before their eyes, but their spiritual condition keeps them from perceiving. Their babies are taken from their womb for their own freedom and killed for businesses purposes as babies’ body’s parts for the make of makeup. Do you know what kind of meat Macdonald fast food is offering you? Do you think for a minute that God has fallen asleep, not to consider this immoral uncleanness, against them? He who formed the eyes and the ears, will not see and hear? He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if His judgment will not fall to this nation and the world, for following America’s unclean life-style. How can His church escape His judgment, if it continues inert to the sins of this nation?  God’s patience is not to be confused with His holiness. The severity of His coming judgment upon this nation should be the reason for His church to be on her knees.

Micah 2:10 says, “Arise and depart, for this is not the rest, because of uncleanness that works destruction, even a sharp and grievous destruction.” We are living in an unclean society. Television, and other media are like a magnet, like gravity, pulling down those who follow them to the pit of infidelity, while they watch the satanic worshippers from Hollywood perform immorality to please their god-the devil. Entwined with them, they become one with them, and before they know it, idolatry in the form of pornography, takes control of their sexual desires, leaving them powerless. As a result, divorce abounds and families are destroyed. God continues calling all out of it before destruction strikes, as He always does and has done in the past “Arise, and depart, for this is not the rest, because of uncleanness that works destruction…”   Depart, depart.  Go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her [Babylon]; cleanse yourselves and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord (Is. 52:11). What the world is experiencing today is described in Isaiah 64:6: “For we have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is like filthy rags or polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favor, hurrying us toward destruction].”  Thus says the Lord: Flee out of the midst of Babylon! Let every man save his life! Let not destruction come upon you through her sin and guilt. For it is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; He will render to her a recompense (Jer. 51:6).

The Hireling Flees

(John 10)

There is much to ponder when watching a sheep and comparing them to us human beings, according to the Bible. Isaiah said, We like sheep have gone astray; He (YAHSHUA) was oppressed, He Was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. (Isa. 53:6-7).  We see first here that sheep wanders and second, they are submissive to their own fate; they are submissive at the time when being sheared. They cannot survive without the care of a shepherd. For they easily wander from the flock; they are easily panicked and because of too much wool, they flip on their back without being able to get up and die of starvation. They are defenseless; easily become prey to wild animals. These are partial characteristics of a sheep, but enough to feel compassion for them. When in my early twenties, I was given a sheep for a pet. He was all white with black markings on his face. Every morning, with the help of my student, he would come to my bedroom to wake me up. He was gentle and his baa sound was my alarm clock. That made my day very special, indeed.

YAHSHUA had much to say concerning a relationship between a shepherd and his sheep found in John ten. When reading this chapter, one cannot help, but feel His love for His sheep. He gives a picture of what a true and good shepherd should be; and compares the care of a good shepherd with that of a hireling. The difference between one and the other is that the shepherd constitutes the owner of the sheep, in this case; but the hireling is just an employee, working for money. The shepherd will do all to save his sheep, even risk his own life to save them. The employee however, has no intention to die for the sheep he is tending. This is quite a difference between the two and YAHSHUA was very clear about that in verses twelve and thirteenth: He said, But the hired servant who is neither the shepherd nor the owner of the sheep, when he sees the wolf coming deserts the flock and runs away. And the wolf chases and snatches them and scatters [the flock]. Now, the hireling flees because he merely serves for wages and is not himself concerned about the wellbeing of the sheep. So, there will never be love to compel the hireling to sacrifice himself for the sake of someone else’s sheep.

I compare this parable to the spiritual shepherds, called pastors. A field of great importance in the eyes of the Lord YAHSHUA, who has given His life for His sheep and trusted them to spiritual shepherds. A pastor that is not concerned with his sheep enough to risk his life for his church, is not a shepherd in his heart, but a hireling; this position is to him only a career. He took the position of pastor for his own gain. Read what the Lord says concerning them: Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasturing! Says the Lord, concerning the shepherds who care for and feed My people; You have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited and attended to them; behold, I will visit and attend to you for the evil of your doings, says the Lord…And I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them. And they will fear no more nor be dismayed, neither will any be missing or lost, says the Lord (Jer. 23:1-2,4). Today’s church of Laodicea is in great need of good shepherds, who will feed their sheep solid Bible truths, and not diluted, tainted spiritual foods. YAHSHUA’S flock are scattered from church to church in search of a good shepherd who will represent YAHSHUA’S love for them. Pastors of some mega churches are putting their flock to sleep by good feeling messages. Truth, as the Prophet Isaiah said, is falling on the ground. No longer perceived as truth, for being rejected by shepherds in their teachings. These “hireling” pastors will someday give God an account for not accomplishing the will of God for their flock.

Understanding How to Pray

(Luke 11:1-4; Matt. 6:9-13)

When the disciples asked the Lord to teach them how to pray, the Lord opened widely the doors of heavens and made certain the entrance of all who desired to come to Him in prayer. The prayer the Lord taught the disciples starts by saying, “Our Father Who is in heaven.” The prayer is directed to the Father. When we enter His presence, we draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in good time for every need (Heb. 4:16). We must enter His courts with praise, revering His name; proclaiming the Gospel to all nations (“Your kingdom come”) and desiring His will to be effective in every aspect of life “on earth ( in my life) as it is in heaven.”  The prayer then is directed to the basic necessity of life- our daily bread -food sufficient to sustain us.

In Proverbs 30:8-9 Agur prays, “Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.” This wonderful prayer is a prayer of contentment with a spiritual sense of obedience and the pursuit of holiness. Paul said, “Godliness accompanied with contentment is great and abundant gain, for we bought nothing into the world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing with these we shall be content” (I Tim. 6:6b-8).

YAHSHUA said, “Give us this day our daily bread”. Not tomorrow’s, but only today’s; that is, supply the means for our sustenance “One day at the time”. He said, “Do not worry and be anxious, saying, what are we going to have to eat? Or, what are we going to have to drink? Or, what are we going to have to wear? So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble” (Matt. 619, 31, 34). Having our needs supplied one day at the time encourages us to a renewed desire to seek Him to be the provider of our basic needs. And as the Bread of life YAHSHUA satisfies every spiritual need of the soul as well. We should desire Him daily as we desire bread to satisfy our physical needs. He said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides” (Matt. 6: 31).

But My Words Will Not Pass Away

(Luke 21)

Just before His trials and death, YAHSHUA left us warnings about the end-time. He assured that His words were firm in heaven and that the words uttered by Him were alive and powerful to bring about all that came from His mouth. “My words will not pass away.” The future is His; and He is very much in control of it. By the power of His words, He created all that has been created, just by expressing command- “let it be and there it was.” The apostle John said, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God; all things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing ma that has come into being (John 1:1-3). So, we conclude that if YAHSHUA said, it will happen, soon or later. We live here on this earth on borrowed time, not knowing when, neither the imminence of things to come. But God in His mercy has given us a window of knowledge concerning the future, so that we will not be found unprepared. In Deuteronomy 29:29, Moses said, The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this Law. YAHSHUA revealed the future to His disciples and to us so that we will not be found surprised and doomed for lack of knowledge. After finishing the sermon about the end time, He assured all by saying, The sky and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away (Luke 21:33). That was emphatic and profound, for His spoken words will be forever relevant to all.

Take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, (He warned), lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose; for it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth (Luke 21:34-35). I am sure YAHSHUA was talking about today. Yes, we have arrived to the time when our life is surrendered by confusion, lies, calamities, pandemics, loss of freedom, and the enemy of our soul- fear, while the world turns to the direction for the antichrist to be revealed and the One World order to take place. Left in the dark, for lack of knowledge of Scriptures, many are unaware and in disbelief of what is happening. So, it is that the knowledge some of them have of prophecy is without insight; for this reason, they have not been able to acquire the understanding of YAHSHUA’S prophetic words to connect with today’s day. As a result, they walk and stumble in darkness, led by the spirit of fear, which has permeated this world. The signs of it are seen on the wearing of masks and vaccines, when the message YAHSHUA left for us was given to guide us to faith, peace and to trust in Him in the troubled world that was to come. This is the time to revive our faith in His prophetic words and rejoice that our names are written in the Book of Life, that is, if you have a relationship with Him.  YAHSHUA said, I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you will have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33). He prayed that God will not take us out of the world, but that He would keep and protect us from the evil one (John 17:15). What we are going through today, will continue, bringing the world to its climax, when the judgment found in Revelation will take place. But we His bride are to keep awake and watch at all times, praying that we may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man (Luke 21:36). There will be a reward for those who will keep the faith; we will stand in the presence of the Son of Man saved from the tribulation that will follow, as Paul said, for God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord YAHSHUA the Messiah, Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead, we might live together with Him and share His life (I Thess. 5:9-10).

Do You Love Me? (part 3)               

This is My commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you.

(John 15:12)

God’s love compels Him to mercy and kindness in order to lift us up from our sinful condition. In love, He forgives and blesses us with His precious gift: His Holy Spirit. Through Him He allows us to have a relationship with Him that will take us to heaven. He fortified His love assuring us that nothing can separate or come in between or snatch us from His love. John confirms by saying, God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God and God dwells and continues in him. In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world (John 4: 16b-17). Being complete in His love we will have the confidence of our salvation. This is the result of His love flowing to those who dwell in Him and do what He commanded them to do – love one another as He has loved us. He continues asking the question, to all His children, Do you love Me? The more that we love one another, the more that our love will flow to Him, answering and satisfying His question, Do you love Me?

The life of Stephen registered in Acts chapter seven well prints his love for God. His life truly radiated his love for Him through His service and love in forgiving those who were involved in his killing.  He prayed as he was being stoned by those who hated YAHSHUA, Lord YAHSHUA, receive and accept and welcome my spirit, and falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death] (Acts 7: 59-60).  Stephen here echoes the prayer of YAHSHUA, when dying on the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing!”  That was the perfect love that sprung from the heart that truly loved God. He loved God with all his soul and with his own body when he offered it as a sacrifice unto Him. Stephen was justified in the presence of God, for he died without bitterness against those who hated him; that was an action of his love for others which radiated as love for God.

The manner in which God loves, is the manner that He wants us to love one another. That’s the way we will be made complete in His love. He told His disciples, I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me] (John 15: 9). This is a commandment directed to all who are the Lord’s. We have no choice, but to obey. It will be our link to receive His blessings of peace.  For His word said, There is no fear in love, but full-grown love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love (I John 4:18). Living a life voided of love for others will result in a life empty of love for God. Where there is no love, fear will find an open door to torment and destroy us. John says, But he who keeps His word, truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected. By this we may perceive that we are in Him (I John 2:5). Our love for God is demonstrated by the love for one another. Because God is love, John says that whoever loves his brother abides in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin, but he who hates his brother is in darkness and walking in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes (I John 2: 10-11). Who can understand the consequences of walking out of love for others? It is like walking in spiritual darkness, away from God’s love; empty of love for Him and voided of His presence and spiritual blessings. It wasn’t for nothing that YASHUA asked the question, do you love Me? There is much involved in this question that we do not perceive. Obviously, love is the root of all spiritual success. God desires that we would be spiritually blessed and complete in His love.

The Seven Phrases YAHSHUA Uttered at the Cross Before His Death

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

Today, you will be with Me in Paradise.

Woman, see your son; see your mother!

I thirst.

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Into Your hand, I commit My Spirit.

It is finished!

These words from YAHSHUA’S mouth just before He died are of great significance. He was uttering the message of salvation to the world through Him. The first phrase constitutes Him as a High Priest interceding for us, sinners: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. The second, the promise of heaven for those who will accept Him: Today, you will be with Me in Paradise. The third, He releases Mary from her earthly mother relationship: Woman, see your son; see your mother. The fourth, I thirst. The thirst of hell; He suffered in our instead; the fifth, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? This is the eternal separation from God we sinners were condemned to suffer; sixth, Into Your hand, I commit My Spirit, He gave up His precious life, to give us eternal life; seventh, It is finished! He paid for our redemption in full, according to the letter of the Law.

Do You Love Me? (part 2)

Do you love Me with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion as one love the Father?

This question is not only directed to Peter; its echoes remained throughout the ages after him.  This is the agape love. It is the glue that keeps all Christians together in harmony working to further the gospel of our Lord YAHSHUA. With this love many have died; the agape love has nothing to do with sentiment of feelings. It will not exist in this frame, for it is unconditional. It is the love that YAHSHUA expressed while being crucified: “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they are doing.”  It is the foundation of our faith and the compelling reason to serve Him. The New Testament opens our eyes to that love in several passages: the prodigal found in Luke 15:11-32, the love of God in John 3:16, in the death of YAHSHUA in all the books of the gospel, the story of the Samaritan who saved the life of a stranger and several others. YAHSHUA lived to show Who He was in the expression of agape love, for that is what and Who He is. It is hard to understand the unconditional love found in agape love. The worldly person, although practicing good deeds, does not comprehend the true meaning of this love. The agape love abides only in God and in those whom He has shared with through the Holy Spirit, because this love originates from God, and is the love that is God. The deepest demonstration of this love was displayed on the cross. The apostle John describes agape love as God Himself. He says, God is love and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God and God dwells and continues in him. In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so are we in this world (I John 4).

Do You Love Me? (part 1)

This question automatically brings Peter to mind, for it was to him that this question was directed after the ordeal our Lord YAHSHUA had to go through. Peter became part of it when he fell into the temptation of denying his Savior in time when He needed him most. Peter, as a fisherman, was strong and gruff, shabbily dressed, with vulgar language; He was born in the year 1 B.C in the city of Bethsaida and died in 67 A.D. He was one of the first disciples of Christ led by his brother, Andrew. Simon was his original name, but YAHSHUA changed to Petra or Rock.

Peter’s first experience with the Lord was on one of his fishing experiences. He had caught nothing that night, and frustrated he responded to YAHSHUA when He told him to lower his nets into the deep, Master, we toiled all night and caught nothing, but on the ground of Your word I will lower the nets (Luke 5:5). Peter had no idea that by submitting to the Lord’s command, he would be so blessed. When he saw the result, he then realized that before him stood not an ordinary man. And falling down at His knees he said, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord. After they had run their boats on the shore, he, James and John left everything to follow YAHSHUA as His disciples (Luke 5). Peter was one of the three disciples who witnessed YAHSHUA’S transfiguration at mount Hermon; he also experienced the miracle of walking on water during a storm, which happened when they were alone on the boat after the multiplication of fish and loaves of bread when YAHSHUA sent them ahead of Him. When he saw the Lord walking on the water, coming toward them, he said, “If it is you Lord, command me to come to you on the water,” but failing to believe, he started to drown. He cried to the Lord, Lord, save me! YAHSHUA lifted Peter from the water, saying, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? (Matt. 14:31) Peter also witnessed the anguish of the Lord at the Garden of Gethsemane, but could not pray for and with Him. Three times he was warned to “watch and pray.” But he failed and three times he fell into the temptation of denying the Lord.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Peter rightly answered YAHSHUA’S question, Who do you say I am? But the same Peter went against God’s plan of salvation when he rebuked the Lord at His announcement of His death. The Lord YAHSHUA vehemently rejected Peter’s advice by saying, Get behind Me Satan! Peter, in his plan did not want his Lord to die. Perhaps he thought that He was going to establish the kingdom at that time. He fought the arrest of YAHSHUA by cutting the ear of the high priest, who came to arrest Him. But when the time had come for him to show his love for his Master, he could not do it; he run away instead, because Peter did not sincerely love the Lord. He walked with the Lord YAHSHUA three years, witnessing the miracles He performed, but Peter’s heart was hard.