Do You Know Him?
Does He Know You?
“And He was going through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Yerushalayim, and someone said to Him,
‘Master, are there few who are being saved?’
And He said to them,
‘Strive to enter through the narrow gate, because many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in and shall not be able.
When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Master, Master, open for us,’ and He shall answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’
then you shall begin to say,
‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’
But He shall say, ‘I say to you I do not know you, where you are from.
Depart from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness*.’” Luk 13:22-27
(A+NOMIA) "Unrighteousness" means living without the rule of
law. These are followers of Yahushua who believed in all that
Yahushua did, but were taught to not OBEY TORAH. They were misled by their
"Unrighteousness" means living without the rule of law. These are followers of Yahushua who believed in all that Yahushua did, but were taught to not OBEY TORAH. They were misled by their teachers.
“Thus said the Ěl, hwhy, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it:
“I, hwhy, have called You in righteousness, and I take hold of Your hand and guard You, and give You for a covenant to a people, for a light to the Gentiles,
to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
“I am hwhy, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols.
“See, the former predictions have come, and new ones I am declaring; before they spring forth I let you hear them.”
Sing to hwhy a new song; His praise from the ends of the Earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you coastlands and you inhabitants of them! Isa/YeshaYahu 42:5-10
Notice elements above: Creator,
Giver of life, Covenant Maker, Rescuer, Prophesier, Giver of freedom.
Da’ud (David) and Shlomo (Solomon) reigned during the height of the
He gave us His Covenant; we are sealed by His Name in our foreheads (Rev. 7, Rev. 14):
“And I saw another messenger coming up from the rising of the sun, holding the seal of the living Elohim. And he cried with a loud voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,
saying, ‘Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees until we have sealed the servants of our Elohim upon their foreheads.” Rev. 7:2,3
“And I looked
and saw a Lamb standing on
A STONE WITNESS to that Covenant cries out from the Earth.
The stone is a 1000-950 BCE remnant of the northern tribes’ presence in North
America, along the
Yahushua -- the Focal Point of Scripture
In the Torah:
He is the Sacrifice provided by Yahuah Himself
“Yahuah will provide HIMSELF a lamb”
“And Aḇraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Yitsḥaq his son. And he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
And Yitsḥaq spoke to Aḇraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “See, the fire and the wood! But where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
And Aḇraham said, “My son, Elohim will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” Gen/Bereshith 22:6,7
He is the GOAL of the TORAH
Psalm 22 -- He is the SUFFERING SAVIOR
Psalm 23 -- He is the Loving Caring SHEPHERD
He is WISDOM, the way (path) in which to walk
In the Song of Solomon
He is the BELOVED,
In the Prophetical books
He is Yahuah, the Covenanter & Savior
The One that WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME; the ALMIGHTY
Yahushua, the One in the midst of 7 lampstands
Some claim to know Him without obeying His Word/Covenant;
Obeying His Torah is PROOF that we know Him:
“The one who says, ‘I know Him,’ but does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.
But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:
The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.
Beloved, I write no fresh command to you, but an old command which you have had from the beginning. The old command is the Word which you heard from the beginning.” 1 John/Yahuchanon 2:4-7
- This binds us to Yahuah, and one another.
- This binds us to Yahuah, and one another.
The Covenant /Marriage Contract (BRITH) Ex 20:1-17
ASERETH HA’DABARIM (10 WORDS) Yahuah’s Covenant, our wedding vows:
“And Elohim spoke all these Words:
1. ‘I am
Elohim, who brought you out of
You shall have no other elohim before My face.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, Yahuah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3. You shall not cast (send) the Name of Yahuah your Elohim to ruin, for Yahuah will not hold anyone guiltless who casts His Name to ruin.
(SHOAH = RUIN, DESTROY, LAY-WASTE)
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it qodesh.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahuah your Elohim.
On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.
Therefore Yahuah blessed the Sabbath day and made it qodesh.
5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land Yahuah your Elohim is giving you.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not adulterate.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
“The secret of Yahuah is with those who fear Him, And He makes His Covenant known to them.” Psa 25:14
“Declaring His Word to Yaʽaqoḇ, His laws and His right-rulings to Yisra’el.
He has not done so with any nation, and they have not known His right-rulings! Hallelu Yah (Praise Yah)!” Psalm 147:19,20
If you know Yahushua, you also know Yahuah:
“Therefore they said to Him, ‘Where is Your Father?’ Yahushua answered, ‘You know neither Me nor My Father.
If you knew Me, you would have known My Father also.’”
The MASTER and CREATOR of TIME & SPACE
“And the messenger whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the heaven,
and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens and what is in them, the Earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there shall be no further delay,
but in the days of the sounding of the seventh messenger, when he is about to sound, the secret of Elohim shall also be ended, as He declared to His servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:5-7
What is this "secret of Elohim"?
“Because of this I, Sha’ul, am the prisoner of Yahushua Messiah on behalf of you Gentiles –
if indeed you have heard of the administration of the favor of Elohim that was given to me for you,
that by revelation was made known to me the secret, as I wrote before briefly.
In reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
The Gentiles to be co-heirs, united in the same body, and partakers together in the promise in Messiah through the Good News,
of which I became a servant according to the gift of the favor of Elohim given to me, according to the working of His power.
To me, the very least of all the set-apart ones, this favor was given, to bring the Good News (Besorah) of the unsearchable riches of Messiah among the Gentiles,
and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through Yahushua Messiah,
so that now, through the assembly, the many-sided wisdom of Elohim might be known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
according to the everlasting purpose which He made in Messiah Yahushua our Master,
in whom we have boldness and access, with reliance, through belief in Him.” Eph. 3:1-12
He created the “angels” (Hebrew, malakim), He is not one of them as the Jehovah Witnesses teach.
“Because by Him were created all that are in the heavens and that are on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or rulerships or principalities or authorities – all have been created by Him and for Him.
And He is before all, and in Him all things are held together.” Colossians 1:16,17
introduced Yahushua to the Greek philosophers at
“But while Sha’ul was waiting for them
Therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the congregation with the Yahudim and with the Gentile worshippers, and in the market-place daily with those who met there.
And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some were saying, ‘What does this babbler wish to say?’ Others said, ‘He seems to be a proclaimer of strange mighty ones’ – because to them he brought the Good News:
יהושע and the resurrection!
So they laid hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, ‘Are we able to know what this fresh teaching is of which you speak?
For you are bringing some strange matters to our ears.
We wish, then, to know what these words mean.’
For all the Athenians and the strangers living there spent their leisure time in doing nothing but to speak or to hear what is fresh.
And having stood in the midst of the Areopagus Sha’ul said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every matter.
‘For passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN MIGHTY ONE.
Not knowing then whom you worship, I make Him known to you: hwhy, Who made the world and all that is in it, this One being Master of heaven and earth, does not dwell in dwellings made with hands.
Nor is He served with men’s hands – as if needing any – Himself giving to all life, and breath, and all else.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having ordained beforehand the times and the boundaries of their dwelling,
to seek the Master, if at least they would reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:16-31
For through Him we live and move and exist, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
Now then, since we are the offspring of Elohim, we should not think that the Elohim is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by the skill and thought of man.
Truly, then, having overlooked these times of ignorance, Elohim now commands all men everywhere to repent,
because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed, having given proof of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:16-31
WHO ARE YOU TO TEACH OTHERS, INTRODUCING YAHUSHUA TO THEM SO THEY MIGHT BE SAVED? AND WHY DO WE HAVE BOLDNESS AND CONFIDENCE ENOUGH TO SPEAK TO THE HIGHEST AUTHORITIES OF DARKNESS?
“And now, come, I am sending you to Pharaoh, to bring My people, the children of Yisra’ĕl, out of Mitsrayim.”
And Mosheh said to Elohim, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Yisra’ĕl out of Mitsrayim?”
“And He said, ‘Because I am with you. And this is to you the sign that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Mitsrayim, you are to serve Elohim on this mountain.’
(WE BEAR FRUIT BECAUSE HE IS WITH US)
And Mosheh said to Elohim, ‘See, when I come to the children of Yisra’ĕl and say to them, the Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, ‘What is His Name?’
-- what shall I say to them?” Exodus/Shemoth 3:10,13
“Who has gone up to the heavens and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who established all the ends of the earth?
What is His Name, And what is His Son’s Name, If you know it?” Prov. 30:4
“giving thanks always for all to Elohim the Father, in the Name of our Master Yahushua Messiah, subjecting yourselves to each other in the fear of Elohim.” Eph. 5:20
DO YOU KNOW HIM?
NO GUILE IS TO BE FOUND IN OUR MOUTHS
If His Name is Yahushua, we don’t call Him by any other name.
The Father is to receive thanks for everything in the Name of Yahushua (above Scripture). Just because people we speak to may not be aware of His true Name, we still use His true Name because using it will draw them. How can we draw them to the Truth if we use a false name, making excuses for doing so?
“Whenever I said, “Let me not mention Him, nor speak in His Name again,” it was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I became weary of holding it back, and was helpless.” Jer/YermeYahu 20:9
Suppressing the Truth brings the wrath of Elohim upon men. The qodeshim promote no guile (falsehood):
“And in their mouth was found no falsehood, for they are blameless before the throne of Elohim.” Rev. 14:5
Carefully consider what Luke wrote here:
“Since many have indeed taken in hand to set in order an account of the matters completely confirmed among us,
as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,
it seemed good to me as well, having followed up all these matters exactly from the beginning, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilos, that you might know the certainty of the words which you were taught.” Luke 1-4
Suppressing the Truth brings the wrath of Elohim upon men:
“ For the wrath of Elohim is revealed from heaven against all wickedness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the Truth in unrighteousness,
because that which is known of Elohim is manifest among them, for Elohim has manifested it to them.
For since the creation of the world His invisible qualities have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, both His everlasting power and Mightiness, for them to be without excuse, because, although they knew Elohim, they did not esteem Him as Elohim, nor gave thanks, but became vain in their reasonings, and their undiscerning heart was darkened.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
and changed the esteem of the incorruptible Elohim into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds and of four-footed beasts and of reptiles.
Therefore Elohim gave them up to uncleanness in the lust of their hearts, to disrespect their bodies among themselves,
who changed the truth of Elohim into the falsehood, and worshipped and served what was created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever - Amĕin. (absolutely!)
Because of this Elohim gave them over to degrading passions. For even their women exchanged natural relations for what is against nature,
and likewise, the men also, having left natural relations with woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing indecency, and receiving back the reward which was due for their straying.
And even as they did not think it worth- while to possess the knowledge of Elohim, Elohim gave them over to a worthless mind, to do what is improper, having been filled with all unrighteousness, whoring, wickedness, greed, evil; filled with envy, murder, fighting, deceit, evil habits; whisperers, slanderers, haters of Elohim, insolent, proud, boasters, devisers of evils, disobedient to parents,
without discernment, covenant breakers, unloving, unforgiving, ruthless;
who, though they know the righteousness of Elohim, that those who practice such deserve death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:18-32
This is where we are today.
“Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it.
“Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
“But beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves.
“By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?
“So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit.
“A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit.
“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
“So then, by their fruits you shall know them –
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.
“Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’
“And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
“And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand,
and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.”
And it came to be, when Yahushua had ended these words, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
for He was teaching them as one possessing authority, and not as the scribes.
End of seminar notes