The GLORIOUS SAVING GRACE of Yashua Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ) – His True Grace – Not The Useless Fake Grace of The Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion – Part 1 of 2

Are you taught the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religious (mainstream Christian) version of Grace, that is, their non-gospel of “salvation by progress” or “salvation by works” or “salvation by personal effort” or “salvation by self-improvement”, that is, SLAVE-ATION, not salvation?

Do you leave ‘church’ on Sundays feeling affirmed, uplifted, encouraged and filled with Godly confidence for the week ahead or guilt laden, full of reproach, discouraged, unfulfilled, confused, dejected, down trodden or even distressed and upset?

Would you know if you are a victim of spiritual abuse? Are you bullied by your ‘pastor’ and/or your so called ‘brothers and sisters’ in your fellowship? Are you regularly confessing your sins yet feel no one is listening? If you can answer yes to any or all of the above then you need to read on to find out why and make the urgent decision to set yourself free from their satanic clutches.

Now, I hope to reach people of all levels of Holy Spiritual maturity with this article, whether the Father God is, right this minute, beginning to call you, or you have been a faithful follower of Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) for many years. To those of you who are long term believers and have been fortunate enough to find and belong to a Grace filled fellowship, I say to you, you are truly blessed, but please read on as there will probably be something new for you here anyway.

Grace – why grace, what is it for? Why did Paul always greet the Congregations of God in his letters with the opening remarks as in 1 Corinthians 1:3?

1 Corinthians 1:3 (KJV) Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ. (Emphasis mine)

Could it be that, together, with the Good News (Gospel) Message of the free undeserved gift of eternal life in The Kingdom of God it was THE most important aspect of Yashua Messiah’s (the Lord Jesus Christ’s) message and the reason for His coming?

John 1:17 (KJV) For The Law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. (Emphasis mine)

Yet in so many so called ‘Christian’ fellowships it is, at best, misunderstood and, at worst, completely ignored i.e. killed and not preached at all. Why is that, and why is the word ‘Grace’, in Paul’s salutation, accompanied by the word ‘peace’? Quite simply, because without fully understanding Grace and living fully under Grace you will never fully experience the total peace that Paul refers to in Philippians:

Philippians 4:7 (KJV) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Emphasis mine)

There we have it: “the peace of God that passeth all understanding.” Note this and note it well. We have to be totally free of guilt and reproach in order to know and experience this peace and only Grace can achieve this for us – but we must ALLOW IT to happen. If our heads are filled with satanic negativity each week from a ravening wolf in a pulpit then we will NEVER benefit from His Grace. So again, without fully understanding what Grace is you will never be at peace as a Christian. Now are you one of these unfortunate people?

Now in saying this I am not judging, because I was a member of a legalistic cult, known as The Worldwide Church of God, for seven years, where the ministers behaved like Pharisees and regularly laid guilt upon us through Graceless Old Covenant Ten Commandment teaching, that is, trying to get us to keep the Old Covenant Law under our own strength or through self-discipline. We, the congregation, were like those as described by Paul in Galatians 1:6 as foolish Galatians. However, in fairness, most of us had never heard the original true Gospel Message of Grace in the first place, so suffered because of our ignorance.

However, in defence of the cult, what I will say is that we learned the Old Testament scriptures very thoroughly indeed which, in itself, as a study, was not a bad thing. I will also add at this juncture that cults do not have a monopoly in Grace killing Judaism or legalism – they are not the only Grace Killers, but I have digressed somewhat – just a little about my early background.

Furthermore, and to give us a sense of what is important to the Godhead, the word ‘Grace’ appears 131 times in the New Testament (The King James Version), and the words ‘Kingdom of God/Heaven’, 109 times. By contrast, the word ‘religion’ appears 5 times only. In three cases of the use of this word it accurately refers to the Canaanite Jews and their Pharisaical legalistic ritualised religion. In the other two uses, it means praise and worship in one and in James 1:27 it is referring to pure religion which, in this context, is really love in action and not religion at all. James, here, is sarcastically mocking religion, not sending it up. From this evidence alone we can easily deduce that religion is of hu-man beings and not of God and even this heathen knew that much:

“God has no religion.” – Muhatma Gandhi

So what is so important about Grace? Well, to those being called as well as to those already called, it’s all-important. It’s all about Yashua Messiah’s sacrifice – His once for all time, for all sins, sacrifice. Yashua Messiah took all of our sins with Him to the stake/cross. That’s all the sins we have committed in the past, all the sins we have committed today and all the sins we will commit in the future – ALL our sins.

Psalm 103:11-12 (KJV) For as the heaven is high above the earth [so] great is the mercy toward them that fear (love and revere) Him. As far as the east is from the west [so] far hath He removed our transgressions? (Brackets mine)

Under His Glorious Grace our sins are not only forgiven but also forgotten, and all of them, not just today’s and yesterday’s but our future sins too. We must learn the above Truth about the all encompassing nature of Grace and take it on board or we will never fully grow in Faith and reach our full mature potential.

In Luke 18:8 Yashua Messiah asks this very question, the second part of verse 8:

Luke 18:8 (KJV) I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when The Son of Man cometh (returns as King of Kings), shall He find Faith on earth?” (Brackets mine)

This is what Yashua Messiah will be looking for, not how many quiet times you have had or how many revivals or Saturday or Sunday Sabbaths you are keeping or have kept. The Pharisees, with their religious mind set, were not a first century phenomenon; they are still with us today.

2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV) Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.

That is the creatures of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion.

However, this is not all, for the wondrous thing about this once for all and all time sacrifice is that it is only half the story. Yashua Messiah’s (the Lord Jesus Christ’s) death took away all our sins, but His Resurrection gave us life, a new life and a new identity as a new man or a new woman. This means a life of freedom, a life free from guilt, no more sin, no more reproaching ourselves and, most importantly, an opportunity to grow in Godly confidence and Faith.

Listen folks, we cannot grow in Godly confidence and Faith without living under Yashua Messiah’s True grace – it’s impossible! Furthermore, this also means we can be confident in Yashua Messiah’s love and unconditional acceptance of us as His friends and brothers, just as we are – warts and all, provided we have repented and confessed our once only confession of sins at Baptism.

Finally, and this may shock some of you, after our initial repentance and keeping a repentant heart (a right attitude toward sin) or looking after our new hearts of flesh. This means no more confessing of sins is needed; no more asking forgiveness, and no more penance, whatever that means LOL. I never could figure that one out and if I were you I wouldn’t even go there!! (Please see my article: “Is Repetitive Confession of Sins Biblical?”)

Let us now get one or two more things straight in our minds, because under Grace as born of God (born again) Christians we now have a new identity and that is what it’s all about – identities. This means we are Born Anew, a completely new life; we are now Born Again, we’re new people. Read the wonderful story of Nicodemus John 3:1-13. I never tire of it. Now, when the Father looks down at us from Heaven, He sees not us, the old man with all his sins and imperfections, but the New Man created by the indwelling of The Holy Spirit and Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) in us via His Spirit, who is perfect. This is Grace. As and when we do sin, even willfully, it is not us sinning, but the sin that lurks within our DEAD BODIES of sin, not living bodies of sin as we were before our Batpisms. Make sure you understand from this the crucial importance of full immersion Baptism, because without it your living body of sin does not die with Yashua Messiah in the watery grave.

Paul makes it very plain here:

Romans 7:17 (KJV) Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

And here:

Romans 7:20 (KJV) Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. (All emphasis mine)

Notice what he is telling us – IT IS NO LONGER HIM THAT SINS!!! How does that work? As I have already told you, because we become New Creations at Baptism once indwelled with The Holy Spirit and that New Creation does NOT SIN and we cannot sin because we are now born of God and John explains that for us here:

1 John 3:9 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The GLORIOUS SAVING GRACE of Yashua Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ) – His True Grace – Not The Useless Fake Grace of The Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion – Part 2 of 2

Now I covered quite a lot of ground in part one on this crucial topic and I can now hear the Judaising (saved by Moses) flagellators crying “heretic!” and groaning at the thought of realising that they may have to admit to The Truth that Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) has done EVERYTHING for them, but will they? Not likely!! They will, however, probably reach for their Bibles and immediately quote this verse from chapter 1 of John’s first letter – it’s one of their favourites and for all the wrong reasons:

1 John 1:8 (KJV) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us.

The thing is, is this verse countering what I have said in part one? No, a zillion times no!!!

Now the following evidence is crucial for your understanding, for the first chapter of 1 John is addressed to a different audience from those in the second chapter, which is where a lot of so called ‘experts’, that is, Bible intellectuals and theologians go wrong. Here are the first five crucial verses:

1 John 1:1-5 (KJV) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of The Word of Life; 2 (For The Life was manifested, and we have seen Him [not ‘it’], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with The Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with The Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. (Square brackets and emphasis mine)

The opening verses of 1 John 1 are a declaration of John’s witness and personal experiences of Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) and of the opportunity, for those present, who believe, of eternal life, and the fact that Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) is The Light. But to whom is John declaring this information? Those who were already believers or already born of God (born again) would have known this information already. People don’t declare old information they only declare new information or news; something new that has not been heard before.

Time was precious, even in the first century, and John would not have wasted his time repeating the same message by preaching to the converted. John, without doubt, was speaking to non-believers or potential new converts, those who were beginning to show an interest in the Good News or those being called by The Father. That is why he is declaring it, as if, for the first time because his audience will have not heard this revelatory message before.

As already stated, in verse 8, we read: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves…” Realise this, that those born of God (born again) in that congregation would have known this and would have confessed their sins previously at the time of their baptisms. So, again, why would John preach this message to the converted, when he then said this in Chapter 3 of the same epistle?

1 John 3:9 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Was John into contradicting himself? Was John not in control of his mental faculties? Was John seeking to deliberately confuse people by preaching opposites? NO! NO! NO! So let’s be clear about this, for once born of God (born again), we are new people with a new heart – a heart of flesh not a heart of stone:

Ezekiel 11:19 (KJV) And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.

As new men and women we now think totally differently, so the verses of 1 John 1 are aimed at the unconverted – those who may be saying they have no sin.

OK, back to verse 3: “that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us…” Please note this, and pay attention, because John is saying: “that you may join us in fellowship.” These people are not yet members of the Congregation of God, they are potential converts. They are not established believers and they are not yet members of that fellowship.

All John is saying to them is this; you can no longer carry on living the way you are, denying that you are sinners or thinking that you are not in need of redemption. He is explaining that they must decide to put their old lifestyles behind them, they must confess their sins, admit their wickedness and not try to kid God or themselves that they’re without sin.

Quite plainly, John says to them again in the second part of verse 8 that if you say you have no sin then The Truth is not in you. More importantly, in verse 10, John also says that we make God a liar as well and His Word is not in us.

1 John 1:10 (KJV) If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

These passages are here to help bring new converts to true repentance, that is, to help them realise that in their fallen condition they need redemption and to know what is involved in order to become a born of God (born again) true believer and follower of Yashua Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ). All Yashua Messiah is looking for, is that God given change of attitude towards sin, a one and only confession, and then a continuing repentant heart.

This means an ongoing willingness to change as He empowers us and guides us via His Spirit, not our “personal self-improvement programme,” “our getting ourselves ‘right’ with God,” “our participation,” “daily cleansing,” “salvation by progress,” “sanctification by process”, “justification by stages” or “boot strap DIY churchianity” as I call it.

The words of the first chapter of 1 John should be extremely challenging and thought provoking for those coming to Yashua Messiah, and if understood, then euphoric for new believers, but, and this is a big but, if these words are preached or taught as binding on those already born of God (born again), they are blasphemous, evil, Spiritually abusive and lethal, and will literally put that believer back into bondage and legalistic slavery – Judaism. Please see my article entitled: “1 John 1 – The First Chapter of John’s Letter Explained”

OK, pressing on, in Chapter 2 of 1 John he continues his message to new converts and infants in Christ, repeating some of the basics of the first chapter, but by verse 8 of chapter 2, he has shifted the emphasis by explaining that the darkness has past and they are now walking in The Light which means they must have been Baptised and received the gift of The Holy Spirit.

By verse 12, he speaks to these new converts by telling them their sins are now forgiven; notice, not some of their sins, but all of their sins. In verse 13, his message shifts again, and it is now aimed at the older members of the congregation, here called ‘fathers’, but the correct word here should have been ‘elders’, for we have only one Spiritual Father. In the same verse he also speaks to the young men of the congregation. We have, therefore, in chapters 1 and 2 of 1 John a letter that is not only addressed to non-believers and newcomers, but also to people at different stages of maturity in the Faith.

Right, I have now come to the final issue of this study and the main question, which is: do we, as Born Again believers, have to continually and repetitively keep asking Yashua Messiah for forgiveness and endlessly confess our sins to Him?

Let’s stop and think about this for a while. I have already quoted God’s Word that Yashua Messiah took all of our sins with Him to the stake/cross. If that is the case, and I know that it is, then why do we keep on reminding Him of our latest sins? By doing this, this is what we are really saying to Him:

“Here you are Lord, here are some sins of mine that you forgot to take with you to the cross.”

Now is this an evil blasphemy or not? To me it most assuredly is. Here is another question: If you are still confessing your latest sins, having already confessed you were a sinner at Baptism, what do you expect Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) to do with your latest sins? He dealt with those sins at the stake/cross so that at the point of your calling He would accept your confession. At that point in your life He forgave you all your sins, so how many times do you need forgiving? How can He deal again for a second, third, fourth or no end of times with sins that He has already dealt with? Do you realise what this means??? I do hope so.

Moreover I say this because I, now, no longer confess my sins to Him on a daily basis, and I will now give you the Holy Scriptural reasons why.

Right, let us move onto 1 John 3 verse 1:

1 John 3:1 (KJV) Behold, what manner of love The Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.

As born of God (born again) believers we are now loved and accepted sons and daughters of God. Verse 4:

1 John 3:4 (KJV) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also The Law: for sin is the transgression of The Law.

He who sins breaks The Law and yet, in verse 5:

1 John 3:5 (KJV) And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.

Yashua Messiah was manifested (clearly visible and apparent to the mind), to take away our sins – all of our sins, not just some of them – all of them and in Him there is NO SIN!!

Verse 6 – now get this:

1 John 3:6 (KJV) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.

“Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not;” how does that work then? I have not stopped sinning, I am a flesh and blood man, but then that flesh and blood man died in the watery grave of Baptism and a new man was born in his place when I was gifted with the Holy Spirit so the new man does not sin nor can he sin.

At the same time I have not stopped trusting and believing in Yashua Messiah either. Doh! Of course! I am abiding in Him if I keep on trusting and believing, so even though my dead body of sin, sins, I don’t sin because I am a new creation as far as The Father is concerned. He sees only the new Born Again man with Yashua Messiah in me via the Holy Spirit, and not the old dead me who occaisionally sins. Now I am not going to argue with Yashua Messiah and The Father over this miraculous arrangement, are you?

Then, as I have already stated above, John reaffirms all this in verse 9:

1 John 3:9 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

There it is: “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin: for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin because he is born of God.” I’ll repeat my question: How does this work then? It works because He took all of our sins to the cross. This includes all of today’s sins and tomorrow’s as well. If He took them all and we’re now new born men and women, then we must be perfect and sinless in His sight.

Quite plainly if He didn’t take them all then we are, horror of horrors, still in our sins. The bottom line of this is, if we, as new born believers, are still confessing our sins and asking for forgiveness of our sins, we are literally asking Him to look at sins He can no longer see for in His mind and in His realm they do not exist. So by confessing our latest sins we are trampling all over His Sacrifice. Just get it through your heads and onto your hearts that we are forgiven – period. There are no steps, no stages or phases to forgiveness, we are either forgiven or we’re not forgiven and that’s it.

As a last point I can hear you say: “What about the Lord’s Prayer then?” Are you saying that The Lord’s Prayer is not for Born Again believers? Yes, absolutely, because it was delivered to those who were not yet Born Again, they were still under the Law. Even Yashua Messiah was under The Law whilst He was in the flesh and walked this earth:

John 7:39 (KJV) (But this spake He of The Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost (Spirit) was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet Glorified.)

Matt. 6:12 (KJV) “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

This statement is an Old Covenant conditional remark. Life under The Law was strictly conditional, do this and do that, don’t do this and don’t do that, in order to be forgiven. Now we are under Grace, not under The Law, and we are free to choose whether to forgive or not forgive.

Furthermore if there is no repentance we are not obliged to forgive at all:

Luke 17:3 (KJV) Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. (Emphasis mine)

So if your brother repents and, because we are now forgiven, it should be natural to forgive, not forced or coerced by any Law. In contrast, it should now be unnatural not to forgive. How can we not forgive knowing what He has done for us? Please read the story of the wicked servant in Matthew 18:23-35.

Now let’s go to the last verse of this study which I believe says it all:

1 John 3:3 (KJV) And every man that hath his hope in Him purifieth himself even as He is pure.

There you have it, GRACE with FAITH in one verse, and if you keep your hope and trust (Faith) in Him you are as pure as Yashua Messiah Himself. So if we reamain pure through keeping our Faith and trust in Yashua Messiah how can we then confess sins – where are the sins and therefore the need to confess sins?

I hope this article will free ALL of you who are burdened with a heavy yoke of unnecessary guilt and reproach laid upon you by wicked false teachers of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion and thereby robbing you of the peace that passeth all understanding.