Love For The Almighty Fatherr
LOVE FOR THE ALMIGHTY FATHER, WHAT IT SHOULD BE
. It is of great encouragement that we see more messages about Keeping the Commandments is finally getting some attention, and that some see ""Keeping His Commands"" as 'proof' of love for Him. As Messiah told us, ""IF Ye Love me, keep my Commandments""__John 14:15 and as is written, 1 John 2:3-4__''And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4-'He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Obedience to His Commands do show that we care for Him and follow Him. However there is much more involved than the ""mechanical works" of the Commandments and the Torah. We know this, as it is evident in the :Church at Ephesus_
_Revelation 2:2-4--'' I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 -And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
-4 -Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love._He goes on to say in verse 5_""Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Here we have proof: That it is possible to do all the 'right things' but still be in error. In verse 4, the words, ''works-labour-and patience"" show these followers were doing what was required of them, BUT THEY HAD LOST THEIR FIRST LOVE'' This is where the Teaching of some leave out the essential prerequisite.
MARK 12:30--''“And thou shalt love YAH (the L-rd) thy ALOHIM -(ELOHIM) (G-d) with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the FIRST Commandment.” TO LOVE THE ALMIGHTY FATHER WITH ALL OUR '''WILL, OUR UNDERSTANDING---OUR VERY BEING, --EXCEEDINGLY MUCH ___ THESE DESCRIPTIONS MADE CLEAR IN THE HEBREW VERSE IN DEUTERONOMY 6:5--'5 And thou shalt love YAH (the L-rd) thy _ALOHIM (G-d) with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
It us not enough to ''Mechanically follow the Commands, EVEN IF some obey every Law of the Torah , Without the Deep Down LOVE for The Father and Messiah, it is not acceptable to the Almighty . Please notice how it is worded, He did NOT say, "because thou hast left--thy love'' rather the words ARE__""Because thou hast left thy 'FIRST' Love
Just For a moment can we remember what it was like, when we experienced our ""First earthly Love""----the excitement, the all consuming heartfelt thoughts and mindset toward the person of our first love. It kept a sparkle in our eyes and a 'fire' in our heart that nothing could compare with. That person was on our mind all the day and night regardless of our duties or work, we could not wait to be with them again. We would do all we could to please that person, to prove how much we cared for them.
This kind of intensity and all consuming LOVE is what the Almighty desires._that hunger and desire to be IN HIS PRESENCE as much as possible_MEDITATING, PRAYING, WORSHIPPIN, SINGING PRAISES TO HIS HOLY NAME.---- After the awful price of THE DEBT WE OWED, AS WELL AS OUR Redemption having been paid by OUR MNESSIAH___WE OWE HIM COMPLETE ALLEGIANCE AND full consecrated LOVE This kind of LOVE that results in obedience to His Commandments
He desires the Adoration, the Intense heartfelt fiery passionate love as a bride feels toward her soon to be Husband This is why we are referred to in Scripture as the Bride: putting on our Wedding garments, getting ready for that moment WHEN the BrideGroom comes for His beloved. This is the prerequisite for a ''faithful'' enduring relationship with the Master, our Precious YAHVAHSHA HA MASCHIACH..
BARUCH HABA HASCHEM YAHVAH
WORKS AND COMMANDMENT KEEPING APART FROM THE PASSIONATE LOVE, WILL NEVER PLEASE OUR MASTER AND MESSIAH. EVEN THOUGH THE WORKS ARE DONE WITH A SUPPOSED GOOD INTENTION. (BY THE HUMAN STANDARD,) jUST AN INFREQUENT AND HURRIED ENCOUNTER WITH MESSIAH WILL RAPIDLY DECLINE THE ASSOCIATION; , AND COLDNESS WILL SET IN, HARDENING THE HEART. iT DOES NOT TAKE LONG TO PULL DOWN A RELATIONSHIP, WHETHER EARTHLY OR HEAVENLY UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.
ONLY QUALITY TIME SPENT WITH MESSIAH CAN BUILD A RELATIONSHIP AND BRING ABOUT THE GREAT LOVE HE DESIRES. ONLY AN OUT POURING OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT CAN GIVE US THE POIWER NEEDED, AND THE ''WILL'' TO SEE THINGS THROUGH, MANKIND HAS NOT THE STRENGTH NOR THE MIGHT ON HIS OWN ABILITY, TO WALK WITH MESSIAH AND ALLOW THAT LOVE TO BUILD UP UNTO OBEDIENCE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
WE NEED THAT 'PASSIONATE' LOVE,-- TO LOVE HIM AS INSTRUCTED; WITH OUR WHOLE HEART,SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH' MARK 12:30 DEUTERONOMY 6:5 READ DEUTERONOMY 28 AND FIND OUT THE PROMISES YAH HAS MADE TO THOSE OBEDIENT TO HIM. IT IS INCREDIBLE.
.Matthew 22:37 - YAHSHUA said unto him, Thou shalt love YAHVAH with al l thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Luke 10:27 - And he answering said, Thou shalt love YAHVAH (the L-rd thy G-d) with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Deuteronomy 10:12 - And now, Israel, what doth YAHVAH ( the L-RD thy G-d) require of thee, but to fearYAHVAH (the L-RD thy G-d), to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve YAHVAH (the L-RD thy G-d) with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Psalms 68:4--“Sing unto YAH (G-d), sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name (J) YAH, and rejoice before him.”
Psalms 100 1- MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE ALL YE LANDS
2--Serve YAHVAH (the L-RD) with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
-3-Know ye that YAHVAH (the L-RD) HE is YAHVAH (G-d): it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4-Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
5-For YAHVAH (the L-RD) is good; is mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.