Truth matters. Truth is not relative. Truth is not of private interpretation. Truth is Truth. As a man who wants to know and live by Truth, I seek Truth. As a songwriter, I am compelled by Truth. Truth is found in the beginning, in the very foundation of life and creation. I confess that my flesh resist the Truth, but the Spirit within me is Truth, and I have to choose who to listen to. There is a Voice of Truth, and there are voices that speak lies. Man speaks lies, if he is not committed to the Truth of the Mighty One, the Creator of the Universe.
The Mighty One created everything that He created symbiotic. The water, the atmosphere, the sun, the moon, the stars, plant life, animal life, and, finally, the pinnacle of His creation, mankind (Adam) are all dependent upon one another, and all dependent upon the source of life, The Mighty One, the Creator Himself.
Adam was created from the dust of the earth. And we are told that Adam will return to the earth when his days of living on this earth are finished. From creation, when time and space were set into motion, to the culmination of time, Adam’s descendants will live and die and return to the dust they came from. But Adam was not created to die. Adam brought death upon himself by ignoring the instructions – the commandments of his Creator, Yahweh Elohim.
The Mighty One is Yahweh, the Great I Am, the Self Existent One. He is the Ancient of Days, and His Son is Yahshua, the Messiah – They are Elohim – “Mighty Ones.” Elohim is Spirit. The Spirit of Elohim, The Son of Elohim, and The Father of Elohim are One.
Adam, being the pinnacle Yahweh’s creation, was the one who was given a freewill to choose his path. But Yahweh, being loving toward His creation, gave instructions to man, that he could see clearly what His desire for His creation is, and that living according to His instructions results in a blessed life. But Adam, being the pinnacle of Yahweh’s creation, created in the image of Elohim, was not, and is not Elohim. He is the vilest of all Yahweh’s creation, in and of himself.
In choosing to ignore the instruction of Yahweh, Adam brought death to himself, and to all born of him. Therefore we all go the way of Adam, in that our mortal, flesh and blood bodies will die and return to the dust from which we came. But there is a 2nd Adam.
The 2nd Adam is Yahshua, the Son of the Living Elohim. The difference is that He is Elohim Himself, and He did not ignore the instructions – the commandments of the Creator. He came in the flesh and His flesh returned to the dust when He died, just as the first Adam’s flesh returned upon his physical death. But because He perfectly obeyed the instructions of the Creator, as given in the Scriptures, He did not stay in the grave. He was raised into a new life. The 2nd Adam lives eternally, as He has always been, The Ancient of Days.
We have a choice to make. We can continue our lives following after our forefather, the 1st Adam, breathe our last, return to the dust from which we came, and be forever separated from our Creator – cast into everlasting torment with Satan and His messengers, OR we can die to our life in the 1st Adam, allow the 2nd Adam Yahshua, to live in and through us, and when our physical body returns to the dust, we live on. AND one day we will get a new immortal, incorruptible body. We have a choice to make, just as the 1st Adam did.
The Creator gave instructions to the pinnacle of His creation – mankind. And mankind, submitted to the Creator and His instructions, will live in harmony in the symbiotic relationship with all of Yahweh’s creation. We will love our fellow man and tell him about the Creator and His Instruction, and the true, abundant, everlasting life is found in His instructions, in His Son, the Living Instructions.
His Instructions are Torah, as given in Scripture.
We all must choose. Thanks be to Yahweh He has given us choice. Our forefather chose poorly. Yahweh could have written all of Adam’s descendants off and not worth the effort. But He didn’t! Because He loves His creation.
“For Yahweh so loves the world (His creation) that He sent His only Son (the 2nd Adam) that those who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16
If you say you know Him, but don’t know, or don’t care to know His instructions, then how can you know Him? If He, Yahshua, lives in you, then you will be in the process of being more like Him – walking as He walked, in guarding and walking in the instructions of His Father, Yahweh.
It’s not because we’re Americans, or Baptists, or Pentecostals, or say we love “Jesus” that gives us eternal life. It is if we are born again, given a heart of flesh that has His Torah written on it, placed in our minds, and His Spirit causing us, as we submit, to walk in the Truth of His Instructions – His Torah. Ezekiel 36, Jeremiah 31, 2nd Corinthians 2, Hebrews 8.
If we are born again, with the Set Apart Spirit of Elohim living in us, then we will know Him by His real Name. It is Yahweh, and His Son’s Name, Yahshua. We will know Him! AND He will know us.
John said, in 1st John, by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. Yahshua said, in Matthew Chapter 5, to those who were religious, who said they called upon His Name and did all kinds of amazing things, to “depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness, for I never knew you!”
Do you know Him? Does He know you? It will be known by the voice we choose to heed. Either that of Satan, who speaks through the 1st Adam, or the Voice of Elohim who speaks through the 2nd Adam, Yahshua Messiah.