Friday, June 17, 2016

Word of the week: Believe part II

AHMAHN-believe II  

    Yesterday I introduced the word AHMAHN (-believe) and its connection to righteousness (living right before the Almighty). You do not have righteousness without AHMAHN (-BELIEVE).
And he (Abraham) believed (AHMAHN) YHVH and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6

     We often hear adults say that we need to be fruit inspectors. Being a fruit inspector comes from the idea that who you are shows in your life. We should be able to see believers because they have recognizable traits. The apostle Paul gives us a basic list of “fruit of the Spirit in the fifth chapter of the letter to the Galatians.

Those who do not believe (including religious people) will display the following “fruit”
 Now the deeds of the flesh (meaning natural people) are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-22

People who believe in Y’shua-Jesus have a super-natural power to show the following “fruit” 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires  Galatians 5:22-24
Now, back to the word AHMAHN –Believe. The first place you can find the word is in Genesis, when Abraham AHMAHN –Believed the Almighty
Then he (Abraham) believed in YHVH; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6

The word "reckoned" (from Genesis 15:6) is an accounting word. You were “overdrawn” (spent far more then you have) with sin. As long as the Word of God is just a self-help book to you, you will never be able to pay the sin-debt that you owe. When your life on earth ends, you will spend eternity in the debtors prison we call Hell. There will be no time off for good behavior, the sentence cannot be paid in years… years will not be part of eternity. The choices you make in your life TIME are the choices you will live with in eternity.  Here is the Good News (Gospel fact!). If you believe (AHMAHN) the Almighty (remember, believe is a verb) He reckons (balances your account, pays the debt that you will NEVER be able to pay) your life-account righteousness. You will be "born again". 

     The Word of the Almighty will no longer be a stupid, frustrating self-help book. The Bible, the Word of the Almighty is alive… (Hebrews 4:12). To believe (AHMAHN) is to be yoked to him (Matthew 11:29). 

What is it that you must believe to reckon your sin account? 

Do you know God? Take the 10 Commandment test. Have you ever told a lie? (commandment 9). Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you? (Commandment #8), Have you ever disappointed your mom or dad? (Commandment #5) OMG! Have you ever used God’s name like a curse word? (Commandment #3) How are you doing so far? I have not even mentioned Commandment #10, wishing that you had some thing that does not belong to you.

1. The Problem: No one can pass the 10 commandment test. Try as hard as you can, you will still fall short. Ever kill someone (Commandment #6), Jesus said that if you are angry with someone, or call them an air-head (raca) you are guilty of murdering them (Matthew 5:21-22)  For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:21

2. No one can just be “good” enough for heaven for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

3. God loves you and provided the only possible solution to “reckon your sin account.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

4. You cannot balance your own sin-account, you owe too much and the price for just one sin is death, once you pay that, you cannot come back from it. Jesus NEVER sinned, he was able AND willing to pay off your debt, that is what it means when people say, Jesus died for your sin.   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

5. The gift is not automatic, so how do you accept the free gift of eternal life?      that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;  for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:9-10

6.  A person who believes is righteous before God, and what makes you righteous? The life of Jesus does. He took your life and paid everything you owe, now you take his life and let him live through you.   For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36

Mrs. Hagerty
May 18, 2016

1 comment:

  1. debt free and loving Him: John 14:21
    Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."