Thursday, April 19, 2018

YEHOVAH IS OUR CURE


There is a cure for anyone who is affected by a curse. There is someone who has become our substitute.
Ivrim[i] 10:11-14  And indeed every kohen stands day by day doing service, and repeatedly offering the same slaughter offerings which are never able to take away sins. 12 but He, having offered one slaughter offering for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of YHVH[ii], 13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet. 14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being qadosh[iii].
In the First Covenant we had the priests that offered the sacrifices, but they could never take away our sin.   But when Yehoshua ha’Mashiach[iv] came into this world, He set us free forever.
However the cure does not take place automatically. We have part to do. For instance, even though He died on the cross for our sins, we still need to repent and believe in Him. We also need to invite Him to come into our lives and become our Savior. If we do not do these simple things, He cannot save us. He does not push Himself to us. Yahweh has given us a free will, and He will not violate His own Word.
The same thing takes place when we need to be set free from curses. Although He paid the price for our total redemption, we still have to do our part.
Today I am speaking mostly about the curse of idolatry, but there are many more curses that we can be affected with. Some of them are negative words we have spoken about ourselves and even to others.   I heard at least two women cursing their own husband.  They called lightening and thunder to come down to their husband, and many other curses. Imagine a woman saying such thing to the person she is married? Does not marriage make the husband and the wife one? If one suffers, the other will also suffer! But the enemy or our soul uses week vessels to do his job.
 Bereshith[v] 2:24 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and join unto his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Some people speak curses without realizing they are doing it.
Criticism and talking about other people behind their back also releases a curse that can also hurt or kill the person they are talking about it.
Mishley[vi] 18:20-21 A man’s stomach is satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; he is satisfied by the increase of his lips. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those loving it eat its fruit.
 Let us be aware that we will be judged for every word we speak. Yehoshua warned us about idle words.
Mattithyahu[vii] 12:36 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
I am so grateful that Yehoshua became my Sacrifice and perfected me forever. (Ivrim 10:14).
We cannot find any cure for our problems, be that sin, sickness, diseases, or any other problem in our life, except in the sacrifice of the cross of Yehoshua ha’Mashiach.
All of us have sinned, because all of us have gone away from Yehovah. We have followed our own will, instead of obeying His commands.
Yeshayahu[viii] 53:10 But YHVH was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see His seed, He would prolong His days, and the pleasure of YHVH prosper in His hand.
There is none who is guiltless.

All of us have sinned.

Yeshayahu 53:6 We all like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And YHVH has laid on Him the wickedness of us all.
Wickedness is also translated iniquity, which is rebellion, The Hebrew word is avon which also includes the punishment of the iniquity, and the judgment of Elohim which rightly we deserve. (See Bereshith 4:13; Wayyiqra[ix] 16:22)
Every one of us has disobeyed Yehovah; therefore all of us have sinned. (Romiyim[x] 3:23)  The penalty for sin is death, (Romiyim 6:23; Yechezqel[xi] 18:4 The soul who sins shall die
Yehoshua became our sacrifice when He died on the cross. The sacrifice had to be unblemished. It had to be perfect.
Bereshith 12:5 “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year.”
He was without sin.
Qorin’tiyim 2[xii] 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of Elohim.
Bereshith 15:9-18 describes the Covenant Yehovah made with Avraham. Yehovah Himself passed between the slaughtered animals, for Avraham fell into a deep sleep (v.12). Yehovah was for-telling us that He Himself would redeem us, and He certainly did. Israel came back from slavery through the mighty Hand of Yehovah, and Yehoshua has saved us by giving His own life and set us free.
He died for the people.
Yeshayahu 53:8b For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
He became our atonement.  
Wayyiqra  16:21-22 Aaron shall  lay both  his hands  on the head of the goat, confess all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions , concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness the hand of a suitable man.  
Yahweh did this for us.   
He placed all of our sins, iniquities and their consequences on Yehoshua in order for us to be set free.  He did not compromise His own righteousness. As mentioned above, He Himself became Man in the person of His Ben, and paid the debt we could not pay. We also now benefit of the blessings that the deliverance has provided.
Yeshayahu 53:4-5  Truly He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted 5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Yeshayahu 53:12b He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
There was no other way possible to save humanity. The only possible way was for us was the death and resurrection of  Yehovah’s  Ben[xiii], the sinless Elohim, Yehoshua ha’Mashiach.
How do we become free from the curse?                                                                                                                                                                        
We can become free from the curse by establishing a relationship with our Creator. We need to repent of our sin, and believe in the Ben of Yehovah.
Yochanan 1[xiv] 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yehoshua ha’Mashiach His Ben cleanses us from all sin. 8 if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We repent to Yehowah first, and next we receive Yehoshua, His only Ben, as our Savior. Make sure you confess your sins and repent also for unforgiveness, for if you do not forgive you will not be forgiven (Mattithyahu 6:12)
Now you may want to pray from your heart the following prayer.
Father Yehovah, I believe that You are my Creator. I recognize that I am a sinner and I repent for all my sins, and especially the sin of idolatry. I also repent of unforgiveness and I now forgive all those people that have hurt me….…………. (name people’s names you need to forgive)  and I ask You, Yehovah, to forgive me. I believe that You, Yehoshua are the only Ben of Yehovah,  I believe that You died and rose again and became My Passover Lamb. I also know according to the Scriptures that You will come again to establish Your kingdom and reign in Yerushalayim.   Thank you for removing my sins and now I ask you, Yehoshua, to please live your life in me. Thank you for giving me eternal life.  
I also repent of  the sins of my forefather, especially the sins  that exposed me to a curse, and I ask You, Yehovah, to please forgive those sins.  I renounce all forms of idolatry, and I ask that You release me from every curse now. Thank you. If I have any “contact object” in my possession I will destroy it.  Thank you for saving me and for delivering me from every curse today. I will begin now to serve You by the power of Your Spirit in me. Thank you for delivering me now.  
 I give praise Your Holy Name and I worship you with all my heart. Amen.
 This is a simple prayer. But You can talk to Yehovah and Yehoshua with your own words anytime. Yehovah is your Father in Heaven, and He lives His life in you now.  He will listen to your heart and answer you.

Please note:
I have reprinted this message because after a few years struggling about the pronunciation of YHVH I realize that Yehovah has given us the answer. My own concordance  writes the Hebrew Name of our Creator as Yehovah. And His Ben’s Name is Yehoshua, which of course is Joshua in English. I thank Him for showing me what I believe it is truth, and I desire to let everyone known about His Awesome all Powerful Name, Yehovah. I am sorry that I waited so long, but now I am fully convinced that Yehovah is His name. Each of us needs to pray and search for truth.  Knowing His Name and the correct pronunciation is very important. I know He will answer us when we seek Him with all our heart. 

Tehillim[xv] 44:20,21 I we had forgotten the name of our Elohim, Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,  21 would not Elohim search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
I am glad that He knows our hearts, and when we make a mistake in faith, He will forgive us and accept us. Therefore let us…
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show your great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Yirmeyahu 33:3             


[i] Hebrews
[ii] Yehovah, called by many also as Yahweh, as I also did. However, the Name of our Creator  has been discovered in the recent years to be Yehovah.
[iii] Sanctified
[iv] Yehoshua our Messiah, who is the Anointed One of Yehovah who came to redeem us from our sin , and the result of our sin, which is the curse.
[v] Genesis
[vi] Proverbs
[vii] Matthew
[viii] Isaiah
[ix] Leviticus
[x] Romans
[xi] Ezekiel
[xii] 2  Corinthians
[xiii] Son
[xiv] John
[xv] Psalms

Thursday, April 12, 2018

BLESSINGS AND CURSES


Today I want to speak about blessings and curses. Some of you believers in the Mashiach (Messiah) may want to skip reading this message. But I suggest you hold on, and read, for it could save your life.
Maybe you are a person that no matter how much you have tried to succeed in life, when you reach a certain point of success, you seem to hit a wall. No matter how hard you try to make ends meet, you are constantly struggling.
Or you may feel depressed and give up trying anything at all. You may also have a habit that you cannot quit, such as over-eating, drinking, drugs, pornography, or anything else. I want you to know that you can be set free and reach your goals in your lifetime. You do not have to be depressed, but experience joy and peace every day of your life. I know this to be a fact, for I, myself, had to have some curses broken off in my own life.
What is a curse?
A curse is the opposite of a blessing. I already have spoken on the subject of curses in the past, but I sense that we need to re-visit once again this area of ministry. It blesses me personally and I hope you will be also blessed in the process.
Why should we be concerned about curses?
We need to be concerned because curses affect every aspect of our lives; health, finances, relationships, especially but not only, marriages and family. Today I want to specifically speak on the subject of idolatry.
This curse will affect future generations, and most people are affected by it.  
Shemoth (Exodus) 20:3-5 “You have no other mighty (gods) against My face. 4 “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the shamayim[i]  above, or which is in the waters under the earth, 5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHWH[ii] your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the wickedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.”
Depending on what religious group you and your ancestors belong, or did belong if they passed on, you may be under the curse of idolatry. You can be under the curse because of your own sin, but also because of the sin of your ancestors.
I was born into a family that openly worshiped Yahweh, but had little knowledge of His Word. My family belonged to particular church forbade the lay people to own a Bible. They also worshiped many idols.  The result was disastrous for those who belong to that particular church. They did not know Yahweh’s Ben[iii] Yahoshua died on the stake to save them from sin and from the curses they may be under. Therefore, because of ignorance, the people sought help not from Yahweh, but from the “spirits” by going to some groups who contacted the dead.
Those spirits were in reality demons that afflicted my father, my mother, and my brothers and sisters with sickness and even death.  My father died young, I believe as result of visiting such people. My mother lived a long time, but was always under doctor care taking some form of medication. He  had ten or twelve pregnancies, but only my brother and myself survived, by the grace of Yahweh. However, we both had bad accidents and suffered broken bones. He fell from a ladder and broke his bones. He also had some form of cancer, but did get healed. He also suffered from other sickness, however he had to retire very young. He did not achieve the financial success he could have achieved in his profession as a builder.  
 My father, a mentioned above, visited people who claimed to have the answer to his problems, and instead of getting better, he eventually died. I believe he died because of a curse that was placed upon his life.
As a child, was sick for a long time, and the doctor gave me up to die, but Yahweh healed me.
I had several surgeries, including back surgery, and began using eye glasses in my twenties. I was hit by a car while walking and flew in the air, and then fell in the middle of a highway! It was a true miracle that I did not die, and I know that it was a demonic attack.  It was a very bad accident. My left leg was broken in various places, and I have five metal sticks on that leg.  One of my vertebras was flattened.   This accident happened while I was a Christian, but did not yet deal with the curses.
 I did not seem to succeed in anything I did, and my goals were out of reach to me,  Finances were limited and barely enough  to support me. I suffered financial losses at various ways and at various times.  
Eventually I accepted Yahoshua as my Savior, and was filled with His Spirit. The curses began to be removed by my repentance and renouncing certain activities.
I had to repent not only for my own sin, but the sin of my parents and all my fore-fathers. The major curse was idolatry.
A friend introduced me to some form of witchcraft which left me wide open for more idolatry. I loved to read the Horoscope, and played with the Ouija board.  I was in darkness, but did not know.
When we do not keep the commandments we are breaking the Torah, which is translated the “Law” in the English language. When we break the commandments we become lawless or without law. 
Yochanan 1 (1 John) 3:4  Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
The Torah is light.
 Tehillim (Psalms) 119:105  Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Tehillim 119:130  The opening of Your Words gives light, giving understanding to the simple.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 28 1-15 speaks to us of all the blessings we receive when we obey the commandments. However from verses 16 to 68 we read of all the curses that will come to the disobedient.
Chose life
Devarim 30:18 -20 “ I have declared to you today that you shall certainly perish, you shall not prolong your days in the land which you are passing over the Yarden[iv] to enter and possess. 19 “I have called the shamayim and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have put before you chai[v]and death, the berakhah[vi]and the curse. Therefore you shall choose chai, so that you live, both you and your seed, 20 to love YHWH your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him, -for He is your chai and the length of your days-to dwell in the land which YHWH swore to your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitschaq[vii], and to Ya’aqov[viii], to give them.”
Certainly my ancestors had been disobedient to the commandment, but the same curse came upon me in the moment I gave in to dabble into the occult.   I was interested in the supernatural, but I did not know that I was going completely away from my Creator. I came to a point to deny His existence. I will not talk about all this now, but suffice to say that He did find me, and rescued me from going down to a place to no-return.
But there is a remedy for each of us, and we can be set free.


[i] Heaven
[ii] Yahweh, but it is translated in English as The LORD.
[iii] Son
[iv] Jordan
[v] Life
[vi] blessing
[vii] Isaac
[viii] Jacob