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According to the scriptures its reported that in the last days many people’s hearts will grow cold (Matt 24:11-12). Does this imply that many will fail to stay obedient to G-d during these days? Or even following the word of G-d? Perhaps many people’s interest will be shifted off of G-d, and perhaps they will seek out something else instead of G-d. Will these decisions ultimately declare that they will stop and end an obedient lifestyle or relationship with our G-d? Obviously when we choose to forsake the right way we are no longer following the truth of our G-d or our G-d for that matter. However this act in biblical language is not obedience but is disobedience. G-d really expects his followers to willfully choose the road to obedience. We all have the greatest example of what obedience is through the life of our Messiah (Phil 2:7-8). Our Obedience glorifies our G-d, but our disobedience leads to shame and a life of chastisement, yet even chastisement leads one in returning to the right way (Heb 12:5-8). Here’s something to meditate on.

There are consequences for being disobedient to G-d. When Israel had failed to respond to G-d for their disobediences there were consequences that followed.

Jer 7:23  But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your Elohim, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways (of obedience) that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.24  But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Their consequences came

Jer 7:28  But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of ADONAI(the Lord) their Elohim (G-d), nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.29  Cut off thine Air, O Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for ADONAI (the Lord) hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.

Even though a harsh punishment was given, G-ds love is still able to bring them back once more. The same as he is able to restore those who have chosen a life of disobedience to Messiah. They can be restored!

The English word gossip is not really mentioned in the KJV New covenant writings per say. However another term for the same meaning is. This word is found first in the Torah and its Hebrew word is “Rakiyl”. Ra’keel means for someone to basically be a slander, or someone who spreads gossips about others whether true or untrue. Gossip is a sin according to the Torah! Why? Because it hurts, distorts and damages the reputation and character of others especially when the gossips are unfactual. When looking into what the New Covenant says about this we find the word in the KJV as “tattlers” taking on the same definition only a different word. Guard yourselves from gossips! Here’s something to meditate on.

G-d forbids the use of gossip among his people

Lev 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer (gossip) among your people: neither will you stand against the blood of your neighbor; I am ADONAI (the Lord)

The apostle Rabbi Sha’ul (Paul) warns leaders to be careful about others who commit Gossips

1Ti 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers (gossips) also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

In a recent comment to a Christian testimony blog someone left there opinion to view. The opinion remarked “ to be saved or to ask Jesus into your heart was NOT biblical nor unbiblical” to my surprise this comment was left by a pastor! What bible was he reading? The point in which one is save by grace first begins with 1. Hearing the gospel message 2.confessing and turning away from all your sins which is to acknowledge you are a sinner who has transgressed G-d’s law 2. Confess and believe in your heart that the Yeshua the Messiah has died in your place and has arose from the dead to forgive all your sins and grant you eternal life. This process in the Hebrew is called te’shuvah meaning (true repentance). To do this act is to ask the Messiah into your heart. So this is very biblical, but it all happens by confession and belief according to the message of our Jewish apostle rabbi Sha’ul (Paul). Although the specific phrase “ask Yeshua (Jesus) into your heart” is not found in the New Covenant or Old. The act of doing so is biblical because it simply means to repent. Here’s something to meditate on.

Asking the Messiah into your heart begins with confession, which is making repentance!

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua (Jesus), and shalt believe in thine heart that Elohim (G-d) hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Sinners are led into being saved by hearing the convicting message of the Messiah we call the gospel.

Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the good news of shalom, and bring glad tidings of good things!

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