Sanctification Through the Word and Truth

(John 17:17; John 15:3-4)

In His priestly prayer, our Lord YAHSHUA prayed, Sanctify them by truth; Your Word is Truth (John 17:17). By the word of His mouth, YAHSHUA created all that is created; by truth He freed us from eternal death; He consecrated us for Himself, making us holy. We are chosen and separated from the world for the purpose of sanctification. Paul confirms with these words: for those whom He foreknew, He also destined from the beginning  to be molded into the image of His Son, that He might become the firstborn among many brethren (Rom. 8:29). Once we turn to God in repentance and acceptance of His Son’s sacrifice, we have entered the spiritual realm where He has called us to be in relationship with Him. It is a constant and permanent position we have while here on this earth. Sanctification is the next step to redemption through the sacrifice of YAHSHUA. It is a must for a believer to go through if he/she wants to enter heaven.

They Hated Me Without a Cause

(John 15:25; Psalm 35:19; 69:4)

The Prophet Isaiah, 740 years before Christ, prophesized about His trial and death in a way that touches the heart of all those of us who love Him. He gave a solemn picture of the manner in which YAHSHUA was rejected and forsaken. The hatred of men toward Him was described in ways we do not understand. He was despised, rejected and forsaken by men, and like One from Whom men hide their faces, He was despised. He was not appreciated, neither esteemed; He was oppressed and afflicted, by oppression and judgment He was taken away and no one considered that He had died for their own transgression (Isaiah 53:3,7,8). The difference men saw in YAHSHUA made them uncomfortable.

YAHSHUA’S Last Seven Sayings at the Cross

The last seven sentences uttered by our Lord before His death were with purpose and meaning.  As He was carrying the sins, diseases, guilt of mankind while in the cross, and being cursed for us, He expressed forgiveness, salvation, and love for the world. These were in relationship to men. He expressed anguish of separation from His Father, His physical need, the completion of His ordeal, and finally commended His Spirit to the Father. These last four were in relationship to Himself.

YAHSHUA – The Power, the Wisdom and the Word of God

(I Corinthians 1: 24; John 1:1-4; Revelation 19:13)

John makes a declaration that made us realize the importance of YAHSHUA in the creation of the world and everything in it. He was the Word spoken commanding existence of everyone and everything being created. John said, In the beginning was the Word (YAHSHUA), 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 made that has come into being (John 1:1-4).

Miracles at YAHSHUA’S Crucifixion

In the midst of chaos, YAHSHUA performed yet great miracles as He was letting go of His life to prove men that He was Whom He said He was. Embed by pains from His head to His toes, from His inner soul to His spirit, He, even though God, suffered as man in every sense of the word, for He was condemned as man by His Father, when He took upon Himself the sins of the world. However, He never stopped being God. Nature knew and reacted in the form of trembling. It was as if it could understand and perceive what was happening to the One Who had created it. The miracles that surrounded the atmosphere were vividly proclaiming to men that that Man was not an ordinary man, He was God! Nature could not be quiet about it.

When God’s Holiness Touches Man

(Daniel 10:5-9; Exodus 33; Revelation 1: 17a)

While Adam remained in covenant with God, he remained in fellowship with Him. But when he broke it, he became spiritually and physically separated from God and His holiness. He lost the light from God which clothed him. Once that was gone, he entered into darkness and did not want his darkness to be exposed, so he hid it from God and the light from His holiness when he heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden, in the cool of the day.

Behold, Tax Collectors and Sinners Sitting at the Table with YAHSHUA

That was a sight to see for those self-righteous! The Pharisees were an exclusive group of people who tried to follow the Law at its letter. They were those who spied on YAHSHUA and tried Him. They were also those who cried from the tops of their lung the words, Crucify Him, crucify Him!

Worry, a Thing of Control

(Psalm 55:2; Luke 11:22-38)

Worry is a word that brings torment to the mind of men. YAHSHUA warned us not to worry, because there is nothing by worrying that will change things for the better; nothing- physical, emotional or spiritual. Worries, in many cases, are signs of fear of losing control of the situation, or circumstance. It becomes then a burden hard to bear indeed, because it is not for us to carry.