Source of Faith
There is one thing that received Yahshua’s approval as He moved among the people. We do not read of Him giving praise to anyone for his or her education or for his or her talent in the arts. He commended no one for their success in business of for their accomplishments in sports. But on several occasions Yahshua DID COMMEND THOSE THO WHOM HE MINISTERED AND IT WAS ALWAYS ON THEIR FAITH.
“O woman, great is thy faith” (Matthew 13:38) “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” (Matthew 8:10)
Faith is the one thing that Yahshua looked for in each individual. And it was faith that healed the woman’s daughter not Yahshua or Almighty God. You object to that consider this: One can go into the darkest Africa, and watch a witch doctor do his mumbo jumbo and voo doo over one of his patients and the patient is healed. Did God heal the patient of the witch doctor. Absolutely not, for God will have no dealings witchcraft or witch doctors or anything of the sort. It was the faith the patient had in the witch doctor and his voo doo that heal him/her
On the other hand, He did not hesitate to scold the disciples for their lack of faith. “Have you not yet faith?” (Mark 4:40) “Thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matthew 14:31) When the disciples failed to cast out a demon, Yahshua said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?” Then He scolded the disciples for their “little faith.” (Matthew 17:17, 20) In atone of sorrow, he was to ask, “When the Son of Man cometh, shall He find the faith on the earth.?” (Luke 18:8)
The Book of Hebrews begins by rebinding us that while God in times past spoke to the fathers through prophets and various other means. He has “at the end of these days spoken to us in His Son.” (Hebrew 1:1-2) Yahshua repeatedly stated that the words he spoke were not from himself, but from God. (John 12:50; 14:10) He declared, “He that rejects me, and receives not my sayings, has one that judges him: the word that I spake the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48)
In the parable of the seed, the seed was the Word of God, and only those who heard the word and accepted it were able to bear fruit. (Mark 4:14-20) Peter wrote that the redeemed have been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the Word of God, which lives and abides...for the word of the Lord abides for ever.” (1 Peter 1:23-25) Timothy was “nourished in the words of faith,” (1 Timothy 4:6) and to the Colossians Paul wrote, “Let the word of Yahshua dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.” (Collossians 3:16) This means that each Yahshuaian should be so familiar with the word that he can teach it to others.
Much that is called faith today has nothing to do with the faith Yahshua talked about. One may say that he has faith in
God. But faith that God is what? That he demand what? Will do what? The writer of Hebrews says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3)
And that, “without faith it is impossible to be pleasing unto him, for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek afer him.” (Hebrews 11:3, 6) This means to have complete faith that God is the one Almighty God of creation, and that it is our privilege to learn of Him and receive His promises.
Yahshuaian faith is belief in reality, the truth is revealed in scripture. “Belief come by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) It was in hearing the truth that God had revealed through Yahshua and the apostles that created in their minds the faith by which they were saved and the motivated them to obedience and Godly living.
Now make no mistake the Gospel and Yahshua ARE FOR THE ISRAELITES AND NOT BY ANY OTHER RACE OR PEOPLE ON EARTH.
“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles (other races), and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But GO RATHER TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.” (Matthew 10:5‑6)
In response to the Canaanite woman, whom Yahshua called a dog, and she did not deny that or object to it. And He was talking about Himself and that He was sent only to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.
“But he answered and said, I AM not SENT but UNTO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.” (Matthew 15:24)
In other words He was telling this Canaanite woman that He, Yahshua, was sent ONLY to the sheep, the Israelites and not to any other race or people on earth. This the judeochristians do not recognize because of their unbelief.
Since faith is essential for our salivation and the Word of God is the only means of attaining that faith you would think that the word would be resounding from every pulpit every Sunday. But unfortunately the pastors in the whore houses called churches of today are nothing but priests of Baal.
Dr. David L. Matson of Westwood Hills Yahshuaian Church in Los Angeles reported that a Full Gospel Baptist Church was paying $5 per hour during the month of August for White people to attend the nigger church and its Sunday services in an effort to increase the mixing of the races and to distort the Word of God even further.
Then he suggests that there are way many churches engage in the practice of paying people to attend. “We pay people to go to church when we give them what they want, and what may people want most today in our Jewish media-saturated culture is to be entertained. Thus, it is extremely important that people ‘enjoy’ our worship service, that we make it as ‘exciting’ as possible, we raise the energy level to compete with other forms of entertainment readily available in our society...And what better way to make it worth their while than to ‘pay’ them with a lively band or dramatic skit?”
Dr. Matson goes on to say, “We pay them when we pander to them. Some people attend church simply to help themselves cope with a problem or deal with some addictive behavior. In an attempt to be relevant to their needs, preachers become psychologists, theology become therapy, and SERMONS BECOME SESSIONS ON THE PSYCHIATRIST’S COUCH. While church should always be a place for hurting people to find the healing that can only come from God, it is not a hospital.
A hospital is place one leaves after one gets well; a church (today) a place one stays after one gets well.” (The Catherdrial Messenger, August 24, 10808 LaComte Ave, Los Angeles, CA)
Faith is not emotion. Fait is not feeling good. There are a great number of mega-churches where thousands gather for an hour or two to hear emotional illustrations, or to watch humorous skit and vide, and find out how to feel good about themselves. NO ONE IS CONVICTED OF SIN; NO ONE IS CONVICTED OF ADULTERY (the mixing of the races); the righteousness and justice of God and the necessity of the stake of Yahshua and His redemption and saving is very seldom if ever mentioned.
Instead of preaching repentance, and that Yahshua came to Redeem and Save His Israel people the appeal is to “one’s felt needs.” The so-called Yahshuaian faith is lacking because the Word of God upon which faith must rest is lacking. The fact is, no one knows the first thing about faith and Yahshuaian living except through the Word of God given in scriptures. The Psalmist had it right when he wrote, “Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)
The disciples, knowing the emphasis Yahshua placed on faith, came to Him one day, saying, “Lord increase our faith.” (Luke 17:6) Yahshua responded by saying that if they had faith as a grain of mustard seed they could do wonders. Then He gave them a lesson on obedience, which was to say that the test of faith was in obedience to the master’s will. (Luke 17:7-10)
Yahshua made it very clear that just to know God’s Word is of no value unless one acts upon it. “Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
He drove home this lesson in the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount: “Every one therefore that hears these words of mine and does them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock (of Yahshua). And everyone that h ears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: and the ran descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon the house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
It is a marvelous thing that Almighty God revealed Himself to us and given us His Word, that not only we might know Him, but that we might know our own purpose and what we are to do to fulfill it. OUR FAITH WILL GROW IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO OUR WILLINGNESS TO OBEY ALL THAT GOD ASKS US TO DO.
After the commandments were given at Mount Sinai, the Israelites were put to the test in the wilderness. Moses said that God afflicted them in the wilderness that He might teach them “that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God shall man live.” (Deuteronomy 8:3)
There is no substitute for God’s Word. If you would have faith, faith that will sustain you when the rains fall and the floods come and the winds blow and beat upon your house (which the ridicule, and abuse heaped upon you by the unbelievers, the atheists, agnostics, and jews; and yes even those who falsely claim to be Christians), then you must know the word. Then you will be like the man in Psalm I, whose “delight is in the law of Yahweh; and on his law doth the mediate day and night...and he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of living water.” (Psalm 1:2-3) “Let the word of Yahshua dwell in you richly.”