Have we truly counted the cost? Do we understand the expectation of the Most High YAH? Do we truly grasp the role that Yahshua (Jesus) the Messiah plays as the Mediator, High Priest and Right Hand of YAH. Our obedience should reflect that understanding. Our reverent fear of YAH should bring wisdom and understanding, and understanding with our hearts should cause us to return to the ways of YAH and be healed.
Unfortunately, we lack healing because we don’t want to return. We have deemed our way as truth and life. We daily reject the bread from heaven, the manna of life. We have proclaimed that we don’t need a teacher and that our feeble way of thinking is more than enough. We lack the humility of Messiah because we are full of pride and arrogance. Christ’s humility was evident through His obedience.
Let this mind be in your which was also in Yahshua, who, being in the form of YAH, did not consider it robbery to be equal with YAH, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:5-8).
At times we downplay to power of YAH and fail to comprehend the obedience of Christ. Just as Christ’s humility was evident through His obedience, so should ours be if we desire to walk as our Teacher walked. Yahshua is the chosen Teacher from the Source of all things. He fully acknowledged and believed the Source, who raised the Him from the dead. We must understand that YAH didn’t raise us up from the muck & mire of sin (lawlessness) and death to dwell in disobedience. His Word is infallible and worthy of our attention, and if we are living a “whole-book theology”, then we cannot shy away from the expectations of the Father.
Christ didn’t raise himself from the grave. He waited on the power and provision of YAH, the Source. “…but He whom YAH raised up saw no corruption” (Act 13:37). Praise YAH that He raised our Salvation. In our effort to walk as Messiah walked and to follow Him as He followed and obeyed YAH, as true disciples, we too must allow the Source to raise us as we die to our flesh and the lust of this world.
“...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of HIm, the eyes of your understanding be enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe, according to the work of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And YAH put all things under Yahshua’s feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:17-23).
We must have faith in the power of YAH, and we must always be mindful of the obedience of Yahshua, Jesus, our Lord and Messiah. If we are called to obey our earthly parents, how much more our heavenly Father. Yahshua completely surrendered to the will of YAH; we have been called to walk as He walked. Therefore; we have to completely surrender as well. The mind of Christ in us is one that says “Thy will be done” over my own. It is one that says Your way is not only better but perfect and flawless.
For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on YAH, they shall inherit the earth (Psalm 37:9). Yahshua was the firstfruit of this inheritance and so much more. Consider how He walked and follow Him. YAH raised Him that he would never see corruption. That is the seed in us.Yahshua is our salvation from YAH, the redemptive power to redeem us from our lawlessness, vain actions and deeds.
By humility and the fear of YAH are riches, honour and life (Proverbs 22:4).
The fear of YAH is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility (Proverbs 15:33).
Humility requires a careful watching over one’s life, analyzing our actions by the word of YAH and example of HaMashiach. The humility of Yahshua carried purpose. He obeyed YAH out of love, trust and humilty. Keeping the word of YAH is what allows His love to be perfected, entirely without flaw or defect, in us. We are called to walk as He walked. Our obedience increases our ability to point others to the Way, Truth and the Life.
Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty (1 Corinthians 15: 12-14).
Since we know this to be true, that Christ was indeed risen from the dead, we further establish the power of YAH. The power and wisdom that raised Messiah is that same power and wisdom that created all things. The same power that established season and times in which to worship Him. The same power that gave us just and fair instructions to follow. Yahshua, salvation sent from the Source, fully embodying the Spirit of YAH, paid the wage for our sins though He was blameless. To consider YAH’s way and will to be higher than our own is good, but to actually make life-changing applications is best. We can never get away from obedience. Christ’s actions prove that YAH expects more than lip-service. He wants our word, thought and deed to be perfectly aligned with His Word. Let that mind be in us.
Seek YAH, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of YAH’s anger.