Receiving Our Full Reward

“…Scriptures tell us clearly that the Torah — the commandments, statutes, and judgments, the ‘old’ Testament writings — have become the Terms and Conditions or ‘fine print’ of the ‘new’ Covenant, whose Biblical name is the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant.”

As Disciples of Yahushua Messiah, we all desire to enter Messiah’s Kingdom, and receive our reward. But are we aware that in order to receive a full reward, we must beware, and take heed to the many warnings in Scripture?

Notice this passage:

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought [produced; performed; worked for], but that we receive a full reward. (2John 1:8)

Here we are told that we can lose part of our reward if we are not careful.

Some may ask, “But what is our reward, and how do we obtain it?” or “How can we insure that we receive the full reward?”

For the answers to these questions, let’s look in the Scriptures:

“After these things the word of the LORD [Messiah Himself] came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” (Genesis 15:1)

Here we see Messiah telling Abraham, that He [Messiah Himself] is Abraham’s Exceeding Great Reward.

And since the ‘new’ Covenant Believers become partakers of the Everlasting Covenant promises made to Abraham (Galatians 3:14), we conclude that Abraham’s promised Great Reward is our promised Great Reward — which is none other than the Bride’s reward of the Bridegroom Himself!

But as mentioned in the above passage (2John 1:8), we are given many warnings throughout the ‘new’ Testament writings that we must heed, if we are to receive our full reward!

The Issues that Determine Our Reward

Without listing the many hazards we must avoid, we will look at the main issues that will determine the ‘fulness’ of our reward:

  1. Our understanding of who Messiah is — He is the pre-incarnate WORD who appeared to Abraham, Moses, and all the Prophets (Gen 15:1; Num 36:5; Zec 1:1)
  2. Our understanding of what Messiah’s words are — they include all the commandments The WORD gave to Moses, which words are eternal (Luke 21:33; Gal 6:2);
  3. Our demonstration of love for Messiah, shown by our obedience to Messiah’s words — including those He gave to Moses (John 14:15, 14:24).

With the above list in mind, let us now look at the Scriptures that tell us plainly how we can receive the ‘full’ reward, even the ‘Great Reward’ of Messiah as our Bridegroom:

The law [Torah] of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [His ‘House Rules’] are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” (Psalms 19:7-11)

“He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same [oath/covenant] unto Jacob for a law, and [the same oath/covenant] to Israel for an everlasting covenant:” (Psalms 105:8-10)

In the first passage above (Psalms 19:7-11), we see an overview of the great reward, which is the same as the ‘Exceeding Great Reward’ of Messiah Himself, as Messiah promised to Abraham (Gen 15:1).

This passage also gives us the two conditions for obtaining the full reward: 1) having the fear of Yahuweh, and 2) the keeping of Messiah’s words — which include His Torah [instructions], His testimonies, and His statutes, commandments, and judgments.

The next passage above (Psalms 105:8-10), shows us that the same covenant made with Abraham, and the same oath made to Isaac, became Yahuweh’s Everlasting Covenant, commanded for a thousand generations, whose provisions, or Terms and Conditions, are seen throughout the ‘old’ Testament writings.

It is the ‘new’ testament writings that tell us that the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant seen throughout the ‘old’ testament, is the very same covenant as the ‘new’ Covenant that Messiah invites all to make with Him today, yet with the many ‘better’ things listed in the book of Hebrews (Hebrews 13:20; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20).

The above passages and many other Scriptures tell us clearly that the Torah — the commandments, statutes, and judgments, the ‘old’ Testament writings — have become the Terms and Conditions or ‘fine print’ of the ‘new’ Covenant, whose Biblical name is the ‘Everlasting’ Covenant.

What does this tell us?

Our full reward is based on our obedience to the Everlasting Covenant — our obedience to Messiah’s words!

According to Messiah’s own words, if we attempt to keep ONLY the ‘new’ Testament commandments — and do not obey the ‘old’ Testament commandments — we are bearing witness of one of the following:

  1. We do not know Messiah: That is, we do not know that it was Messiah, as the WORD of Yahuweh in the ‘old’ Testament, who gave the commandments to Moses. Messiah’s words include the Torah, the Writings, and the Prophets — all the words of the ‘old’ Testament — and these words define the terms and conditions of the Everlasting [New] Covenant, and spell out the promises of the reward of the inheritance to those that serve Him (Col 3:24);
  2. We do not love Messiah: For it was Messiah who said, “If ye love me, keep MY commandments” (John 14:15).
  3. We will not inherit our full reward: For He has promised the [full] reward of inheritance to those who love Him (James 2:5; 2John 1:8).

Some may ask, “If we are Born-Again, and are ‘in’ Messiah, why should we choose to obey Messiah’s commandments in Torah?”

Beloved, when we initially place our trust in Yahushua for forgiveness of our sins, we become ‘Born-Again’ or born from above, whereby He comes to live within us, by His Spirit. Like the Israelites at the moment they were set free from bondage in Egypt, we too have have begun our journey, but we too have not yet reached our goal.

Those whom He ‘brings out’ of bondage of sin, He invites to follow Him, in order to ‘bring them in’ with Him (Deut 6:23). He says, “Follow Me” (Mat 16:24; John 8:12; 10:27; 12:26).

And so if we truly love Him, we will choose to follow Him, by obeying His Commandments.

Choosing to Follow Messiah

If we would choose to follow Messiah, and to serve Him, we must fully ‘Believe’ in Him, by following in His footsteps — by walking as He walked. In order to ‘follow’ Messiah, we must not only ‘believe’ in His initial work of mercy and Redemption in our lives, but also we must abide in Him, by ‘believing’ [being a “DO-er” of] His words:

“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” (John 12:26)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide <3306> [remain; continue] in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” (1John 2:6)

“And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth <3306> [remain; continue] in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth <3306> [remain; continue] in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” (1John 3:24)

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue <3306> [remain; continue] in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” (John 8:31)

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)

According to the above Scripture passages, the only way we can abide [‘remain’] in Him is to keep [obey] His commandments — to walk as He walked, by keeping the commandments He gave to Moses. We must remember, that the ‘old’ Testament writings were all given by Messiah Himself, and are HIS commandments.

Then we see in the Revelation passage, it is those who ‘do’ His commandments that will ‘enter in’ through the gates, into the City of the King. This is how He will ‘bring us in’ — if we choose to follow Him, by walking as He walked.

Beloved, if we are to be fitted as ‘living stones’ into the true Temple, we must each have our foundation on the rock of ‘hearing and doing’ the Words of Messiah (Mat 7:24; Luke 6:47). When properly established, our personal foundation [Messiah living within us] will always! be in accordance with the words of the Apostles and Holy Prophets of Scripture (Ephesians 2:20).

Let us not forget, that it was the Holy Prophets throughout Scripture, who called, and continue to call, Yahuwah’s people to full repentance, even today — calling them to abide in Messiah, through obedience to His Commandments in Torah!

Messiah and the New Covenant Apostles [primarily Sha’ul/Paul, who himself was a prophet (Acts 13:1)] all gave us prophetic insight into the New Covenant, as spoken by the Holy Prophets of old!

Not Under Compulsion — but Voluntary

The Prophets in Scripture all refer us back to Torah — no longer under compulsion, but exhorting us to voluntarily choose — as a bond-slave set free to choose to follow our new Master, and to serve Him, by being obedient to His Words.

To ‘compel’ a freed slave to choose a new Master, would be a violation of Torah in itself; and so throughout the ‘new’ Testament writings, we see Paul and the other apostles following Torah themselves, while being careful not to command Torah obedience by those being set free from the bondage of sin, but only to exhort them to obedience.

Love, by its very nature, can not be commanded, but can only be chosen by one’s own desire. And so it is with us as followers of Yahushua. Loving Messiah by obedience to His Word, can not be commanded, but can only be chosen.

According to Messiah’s words, many will travel on the wide road. Few will choose to follow Messiah through obedience, and travel on the narrow road. Those who do, will be ‘in’ His Kingdom, and will also be called great in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19b).

Choosing Not to Follow Messiah

Among the Believers, there are many who will choose not to follow Messiah by obedience. These also will be ‘in’ His Kingdom, but will be least in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19a). These will likely hear one of the following:

  1. I never knew You… [you did not follow ME, so I do not know You] (Matthew 7:23b, 25:12; John 10:27);
  2. You do not love Me… [you continue to be a worker of ‘iniquity’ — you continue to refuse MY words, and are disobedient to MY words written in Torah]; depart from me, ye that work iniquity <458> [‘Law-less-ness’ — void of obedience to the Mosaic Law]… (Matthew 7:23c; Proverbs 8:17)

Beloved, let us avoid being among them who will hear Messiah saying those words.

Let us choose to follow Messiah! Let us earnestly and prayerfully seek Messiah in the Scriptures, as we endeavour to ‘enter in’ through the gates, into the City of the King. Let us keep both the Commandments of Yahuweh, and have the Faith of Yahushua (Rev 22:14).

In this way we will both enter the Kingdom, and receive our full Reward!

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The Key to Knowing God: Keeping His Sabbaths

According to Scripture, God’s children cannot come to know Him, until they begin to observe His Sabbath days. This truth is given to us as a specific commandment in the Old Testament, and is confirmed as a basic principle and given as a warning in the New Testament.

In this short writing, we will examine this important truth of Scripture, and then test it to see whether the keeping of His sabbaths is a “salvational” issue or not. We will look at the Scriptures that reveal the commandment, the principle, and the warning.

The Commandment
As we look at the Scriptures, we will begin first with the foundation, where this truth is first mentioned as a command:

“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep…” (Exodus 31:13a)

Before we examine this command, we must remind our Readers, that many precious, Born-again Believers today have not been taught who they are in Messiah Yahushua [Christ Jesus]. The apostle Paul tells us clearly that by faith in Messiah, we have been “grafted-in” to the commonwealth [citizenship] of Israel (Romans 11:13-24; Ephesians 2:12-13).

And because we have been grafted-in to the commonwealth of Israel, we are no longer “strangers” from the promises and provisions of the covenants made with Israel. All of the covenant details made with Israel now include those who are saved by faith, who have been redeemed by the blood of Yahushua.

Thus it is, that wherever we see the commands and promises made to the children of Israel, these commands and promises now apply to all who are in Messiah. And so it is, that the above command, as well as all the commands given to Israel, now apply to Born-again Believers today.

Let us continue.

“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you” (Exodus 31:13)

“I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; 20 And hallow my sabbaths [keep them set-apart]; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God” (Ezekiel 20:19-20)

Now notice three important features of the above passages.

First, the sabbath days in the above passages are not some religion’s sabbath days, but these are “My” sabbath days. Many religions have their own sabbath days, and their own rules and restrictions for those days. But this passage addresses only Yahuwah’s sabbath days.

Second, notice that we are not told to keep the sabbath day, but sabbath days [plural]. The Scriptures tell us that the seventh day is the weekly sabbath day (Exodus 20:10-11), and there are also annual sabbath days of rest (Lev 23:1-44).

Third, In the above passages, we are told that the keeping of Yahuwah’s sabbaths is a sign “that you may know… Yahuwah, who is sanctifying you” [setting you apart for Himself].

This wording clearly reveals to us a principle, that the ‘keeping’ of Yahuwah’s sabbaths is a condition of knowing Him: if the condition of keeping is not met, then the knowing can not occur.

But is this a Biblical principle, to be seen elsewhere in Scripture? Let’s find out.

The Principle
In writing to Believers in Messiah, the apostle John gives us the basic principle:

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments” (1John 2:3)

Here is the principle in the above passage. It is one of the big “if” verses in the New Testament. John is telling us that by this we know that we know Him: if we keep his commandments.

Is this clear?

In the event we do not understand what John has just said, he continues with stronger language:

“He that saith, “I know him”, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1John 2:4)

Some will protest, saying the above passage refers to Messiah’s commandments, not Yahuwah’s commandments. Again, we must remind the Reader, that many precious, Born-again Believers today have not been taught the great significance of the fact that Messiah Yahushua is the WORD of Yahuwah [the Word of the LORD], the one who gave the commandments to Moses.

We recall that it was the WORD of Yahuwah that appeared to Abram [Abraham] (Genesis 15:1), and gave all the commandments to Moses (Numbers 15:31; 36:5, et al). It was the WORD of Yahuwah who also appeared to all the prophets (Isaiah 38:4; Jeremiah 1:4; Ezekiel 1:3; et al).

The apostle Paul then tells us (1Co 10:1-4) that it was the WORD of Yahuwah [the Rock] who accompanied the Israelites in their journey from Egypt, into the Promised Land.

So we see that it was the pre-incarnate Messiah Himself [the WORD of Yahuwah] who gave the commandments to Moses. This reminds us that all the commands of Torah [the Law of Moses] are the words, sayings, and commands of Messiah. And Messiah Himself tells us that His sayings are not His own, but are Father’s words (John 14:24).

Now let’s see the principle again, as we look at this passage again with this new understanding:

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, “I know him”, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1John 2:3-4)

Here is the big “if” condition in the above passage:

If we, as Born-again Believers, observe Yahuwah’s sabbath days [which is one of the commandments of Moses, the commandments of Messiah], then we can come to know Him.

However, if we do not observe Yahuwah’s sabbath days [one of the commandments of Moses, the commandments of Messiah], then we can not come to know Him. And if we say we do know Him, but do not observe Yahuwah’s sabbath days [one of the commandments of Moses, the commandments of Messiah], then we are a liar — meaning we ‘think’ we know Him, but we do not really know Him.

At this point, there are some who will insist that all of our sins [including not keeping the sabbath days] are forgiven, and now all we need to do is ‘abide’ in Messiah.

Yes, this is true according to Scripture! But let us see what is required to ‘abide’ in Messiah:

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide <3306> [‘remain’] in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10)

Here is another big “if” passage! According to Messiah, our ‘abiding’ in Him is not automatic, but is dependent on our ongoing willingness to keep His commandments — which we have seen includes the keeping of His sabbath days. But what else does the apostle John tell us?

“He that saith he abideth <3306> [‘remains’] in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked” (1John 2:6)

In the above passage, John tells us further that if we think we are ‘abiding’ in Messiah, we should be walking as Messiah walked.

How did Messiah walk?

He kept all of Father’s commandments.

If we are not willing to keep His sabbath days, and even all of His commandments, then perhaps we should question whether we truly love Messiah:

If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15)

But we have only been talking about observing certain days, in a Scriptural way. Is this really a serious or weightier matter of Scripture? Let’s try to find out, by looking next at the warning.

The Warning
The apostle John revealed to us not only the principle of keeping Mesiah’s commandments, but the warning to those who choose not keep His commandments:

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without [outside the city] are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:14-15)

In the above passage, we see two groups of people. The first group is allowed access to the Tree of Life, and is allowed to enter the City of the King, which is Jerusalem. These are they who are continuing to keep the King’s commandments.

The second group is not given access to the Tree of Life, and is not allowed to enter the City of the King. These are those who have chosen not to keep the King’s commandments.

Which of the above groups do we want to be in?

This is a warning for all Believers!

A New Covenant Issue
Perhaps some are still doubting, because they have been told by their Pastors and spiritual Leaders that keeping the sabbath is not a serious or ‘salvational’ issue, and certainly not a ‘New Covenant’ issue. But let’s see what the Scriptures tell us.

First, how serious a matter is it, if we choose not to keep Yahuwah’s sabbath days, which include His Feast Days? Notice what the Scriptures tell us:

“Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death” (Exodus 31:14-15)

From the above passage, we can see that whether or not we choose to keep Yahuwah’s sabbath days is a most serious issue.

But is this a salvation issue, i.e. a New Covenant issue? Let’s see.

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant…” (Hebrews 13:20)

In the above passage, we are reminded that in Scripture, the New Covenant in Yahushua’s blood has an official name: the Everlasting Covenant.

So if we want to see whether an issue is a ‘salvational’ issue or not, we need to seek out everything in Scripture that is an ‘Everlasting Covenant’ issue. Here is one item we find:

“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual <05769> [everlasting; eternal] covenant“(Exodus 31:16)

So we see that keeping Yahuwah’s sabbath days is indeed a New [Everlasting] Covenant issue. And for those who have been redeemed by the blood of Yahushua, we see that it can become a serious issue, when we factor in what is required to abide [remain] in Messiah, who ‘is’ our Salvation.

From the Scriptures, we see that the Key to Knowing God is indeed Keeping His Sabbaths.

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Learning to Hear Father’s Voice: Removing the Obstacles

Recommend this to all who are serious about following Messiah! Well worth the read!

Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul

eaarBelievers in Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] desire to follow Him. But in order to truly follow Him, we must learn to recognize His voice, from among the many other voices clamoring for our attention.

Let us recall what Yahushua said:

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)

This verse tells us that if we want to follow Messiah, we must learn to hear His voice. It is by His voice that He directs us away from deception, and away from all that is false. And it is by His voice, that He leads us into all truth (John 16:13).

It is a great honour to hear God’s voice! We know from the Scriptures, that God can speak to His children in many ways — as the sound of a trumpet, or the sound of many waters, or the sound of…

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Countdown to Pentecost

The countdown to Shavuot ['Pentecost'] is underway!

Followers of Messiah are to count seven Sabbaths from the day of early FirstFruits, then come together to celebrate on the day after the 7th Sabbath, the fiftieth day (Lev 23:15-16; Deut 16:9-10; Acts 2:1).

Also called the Feast of Weeks, the Biblical Feast of Shavuot [Pentecost] is a 'High' Sabbath Day, and will occur 27 May 2018.

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Let Us Keep the New Covenant Passover

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Messiah our Passover has been Sacrificed for us (1Co 5:7-8). To find out why all followers of Messiah are called to observe the Passover, see the following:
The 2018 Passover
and
Spring Feasts Planning Calendar

The Spring Feasts of Yahuweh will be here soon! Plan early for your participation in these vital, New Covenant events.

Yahuweh's Feast days are:
  • Central to the Bride's preparation (John 6:53);
  • Necessary for those who desire to be among the Wise Virgins!
For planning purposes, the potential 2018 Spring Feast dates are now listed in the Latest Updates Page.
Recommended Articles

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For some Biblical guidelines for learning how to study God's Word for ourselves, see the following:
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Hebrew Roots of the Faith-eliyah.com

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