But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the
whole world: he was cast out upon the earth, and his angels were cast out with him
He HaSatan is the ruler of this age, ruling the earth
Let no one beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping heavenly messengers,
intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, Which things
have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any
honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Remember the commandment Thou shalt have no other ALuaHiYM before Me.
Deceiver of the many
The Scriptures teaches that Messengers/Envoys are YHWH's servants, and it forbids worshiping them
Thou shalt not make unto thee any pesel (graven image), or any temunah (likeness) [of any thing] that [is]
in Shamayim (heaven) above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the mayim (waters) under ha
eretz (earth) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH ALuaHiYM [am] a
kanna (jealous) AL, visiting the iniquity of the avot (crookedness) upon the children unto the third and
fourth [generation] of them that hate Me;
Then saith he unto me: See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the
Neviim, (prophets) and of them which keep the sayings of this sefer (keeping words of the book):
Not once but twice the worship of Messengers/Envoys was not to be
And I fell at His feet to worship Him. And He said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellow servant,
and of thy brethren that have the testimony of YâHuWsHúa: worship ALuaHiYM: for the testimony of
YâHuWsHúa is the Raukh of ha Nevu'ah (prophecy).
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after Mashiyach. Wherefore if ye be dead with Mashiyach from the
rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
In whom also ye are circumcised with the Brit Milah(circumcision)made without hands, in putting off the
body of the sins of the flesh by the Brit Milah (circumcision)of Mashiyach: Buried with him in immersion,
wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of ALuaHiYM, who hath raised
him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the orlat basar (uncircumcised) of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodikeia, and [for] as
many as have not seen me panim el panim (directly, in person); That their levavot might be
encouraged, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of binah, to the
acknowledgement of the mystery of ALuaHiYM and of ha Avi, and of Mashiyach;
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a
glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man
he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect Torah of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work,
this man shall be blessed in his deed If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain. Pure religion and undefiled before
ALuaHiYM( and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the Olam
You worship in vain
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his Bayit upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that bayit; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that
heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built
his bayit upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat
upon that bayit; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And why call ye me, Master, Master, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me,
and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which
built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the
torrent (floodwaters, stream) burst against upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded
upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house
upon the earth; against which the torrent (floodwaters) burst against, and immediately it fell; and the
ruin of that house was great.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth [it] under a bed; but
setteth [it] on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret, that shall
not be made manifest; neither [any thing] hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
His House upon a Rock
for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that
which he seemeth to have. Then came to him [his] mother and his brethren, and could not come at
him for the press. And it was told him [by certain] which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand
without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them,
My mother and my brethren are these which hear the Dvar Elohim, and do it.
For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in shamayim, the same is My brother, and
sister, and mother.
(For not the hearers of the Torah [are] just before ALuaHiYM ,but the doers of the Torah shall be
Not every one that saith unto me, Master, Master, shall enter into the Malkut of shamayim; but he
that doeth the will of my Abba which is in Shamayim. Many will say to me in that day,
Take heed therefore how ye hear:
and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that practice lawlessness. Therefore
whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which
built his Bayit upon a rock And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that bayit; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these
sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his bayit upon
the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that bayit;
and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
A sage once wrote
“The man whose knowledge exceeds his works, to whom is he like? He is like a tree which had many
branches, and only a few roots; and, when the stormy winds came, it was plucked up and eradicated.
But he whose good works are greater than his knowledge, to what is he like? He is like a tree which
had few branches, and many roots; so that all the winds of heaven could not move it from its place.
“The man who studies much in the law, and maintains good works, is like to a man who built a
house, laying stones at the foundation, and building brick upon them; and, though many waters come
against it, they cannot move it from its place. But the man who studies much in the law, and does not
maintain good words, is like to a man who, in building his house, put brick at the foundation, and
laid stones upon them, so that even gentle waters shall overthrow that house.”
What [doth it] profit, my achim (Brethren),though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can
faith save him?
If a Achi (brother) or Achot (sister) be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them,
Depart in shalom, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which
are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I
will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one ALuaHiYM thou doest well: the
devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Was not Avraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Yitzhak his son upon the altar?
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the
scripture was fulfilled which saith: Avraham believed ALuaHiYM and it was imputed unto him for
tzedakah: and he was called the Friend of ALauHiYM
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
can faith save him?
Arguing that faith without works is dead, the Book of James so incensed Martin Luther that the
reformer called it "a veritable straw Epistle that should be thrown into the Rhine River." Yet James
proves that faith without works is dead by pointing to the example of Abraham. It's not that Abraham
was saved by taking Isaac up the mountain to sacrifice him in obedience to YHWH. No, James says
the work that saved Abraham took place years before that when he simply believed in YHWH When
was Abraham declared righteous? , we understand that Abraham was declared righteous when he
simply believed YHWH would do what He said He would do when He told Abraham He would
make his descendants more numerable than the sand on the seashore. Interestingly, Paul would also
point to Abraham as proof that man is justified by faith apart from works James and Paul are in full
agreement because they both maintain that the moment Abraham simply believed YHWH was the
moment YHWH imputed righteousness unto him. It is not faith and works that saves a man. It is not
faith or works. It is faith that works. All Abraham was doing on Mount Moriah was showing the
reality of what had taken place in his life years earlier when he simply believed YHWH. If your faith
is real, it will show itself. How? By obeying the Word of YHWH and following the leading of the
Messiah, even though you may not understand where it will lead. At the time, Abraham could not
have understood the significance of what he had done on Mount Moriah. But this side of Calvary, we
see it was a perfect picture of what YHWH the Father would do in sending His Son to that same
mountain to die for the sins of the World. You know you're truly born again when you find yourself
obeying YHWH. We're not saved by obedience. But our obedience proves we're saved, for true faith
Faith without works is dead
Let us therefore fear, lest, a havtachah (promise) being left [us] of entering into His menuchah (rest),
any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the good news proclaimed, as well as
unto them: but the word proclaimed did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that
heard [it]. For we which have believed do enter into menuchah (rest), as He said, As I have sworn in
My wrath, if they shall enter into My menuchati (rest, :although the melakhto (works, מלאכתו) were
finished from the foundation of the Olam Hazeh. For He spake in a certain place of the Yom HaShevi'i
on this wise, And ALuaHiYM did Shabbat (rest Yom HaShevi'i from all His melakh to (works,
מלאכתו.) And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into menuchati (rest, מנוחתי) Seeing therefore it
remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first proclaimed entered not in
because of unbelief: Again, He limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as
it is said:
There remains a Sabbath for
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the midbar
Today if ye will shama His Kol, harden not your hearts For if Yehoshua Ben Nun had given them
menuchah (rest), then would He not afterward have spoken of another "Yom". There remains
therefore a Shabbat Keeping to the people of ALuaHiYM .
For He that is entered into His menuchah (rest), He also hath ceased from His own melakhto (works,
as ALuaHiYM [did] from His. Let us labour therefore to enter into that menuchah (rest), lest any man
fall after the same example of unbelief. For the Dvar ALuaHiYM [is] living, and active, and sharper
than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of nephesh and Raukh, and of the
joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and kavanat ha lev (inner intents of the heart).
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things [are] naked and opened
unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great Kohen HaGadol,
that is passed into the heavens, YâHuWasHúa Ben ALuaHiYM), let us hold fast [our] confession. For
we have not an Kohen HaGadol which cannot be touched with the feeling of our weakness; but was
in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
chesed, that we may obtain mercy, and find chesed to help in time of need.
Blessed [are] those who wash their kartans (robes), that they may have right to the
Etz ha Chayim, and may enter in through the she'arim (gates) into the city.
“The man whose knowledge exceeds his works, to whom is he like?
He is like a tree which had many branches, and only a few roots; and, when the stormy winds came, it
was plucked up and eradicated. But he whose good works are greater than his knowledge, to what is
he like? He is like a tree which had few branches, and many roots; so that all the winds of heaven
could not move it from its place. “The man who studies much in the law, and maintains good works,
is like to a man who built a house, laying stones at the foundation, and building brick upon them;
and, though many waters come against it, they cannot move it from its place. But the man who
studies much in the law, and does not maintain good words, is like to a man who, in building his
house, put brick at the foundation, and laid stones upon them, so that even gentle waters shall
overthrow that house.”
Knowledge exceeds his works
Amein and Amein