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A Deeper Meaning of Immersion

  1. 1. Zekeniam YSCHRaEL Sherut haRitztzuy (the ministry of reconciliation) by whom we have now received the ( Atonement) reconciliation of the Dvar HaRitztzuy Let this day be a day of reconciliation and regeneration [“ahaYAH ASHER ahaYAH”]( HaYaH (He was), Howeh (He is), and Yihyeh (He will be). I AM My Memorial for generation after generation.” Shemot 3:13-16 This is MY NAME for ever, I AM / WILL BE WHAT I AM / WILL BE:
  2. 2. "And YaHuWaH said to Moshe , I am that which I am. [ahaYah asher ahaYah] and he said, so you will say to the sons of YSCHRaEL, "I am[ahaYah] has sent me to you." and YaHuWaH said further to Moshe, now you are to say to the sons of YSCHRaEL, "YaHuWaH, ALuaHiYM of your father’s Abraham, Yitzchak [Isaac], and Ya’aqob [Jacob], has sent me toyou. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial for generation togeneration." "Shemoth 6:3," and I appeared to Abraham, to Yitzchak,and to Ya’aqob as hashadday [the almighty]. and my name, YaHuWaH, was not well known (famous) to them. YaHuWaH, ALuaHiYM TSeBAoWT, is his name. The ministry of reconciliation Message of Reconciliation Torah sh’Bichtav (Written Torah) “Sola Scriptura” (the Scriptures alone is authoritative for faith) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. YaHuWSCHuA HaNaTSReY uWMeLeK HaYaHuWDYM (in His Name) YaHuWaH [Yah -hoo-Wah] is the Name of the Creator.
  3. 3. YaHuWSCHuA (YaHuWSCHuA) is His Son ALuaHiYM [Al-u-heem - ALHYM] means "Mighty Ones“ or "Power" Qadosh means Set-apart, Pure. Kodesh (Qodesh) also means "Set-apart" Ruwach (Ruach) is the Ibry (Hebrew) name for His "Presence", pictured as the Counselor, Helper, and Advocate, the One Who "proceeds from the Father" ANY HuWE ( I am He) Immersion is undoubtedly the most important decision one can make onthis earth. Because our future is determined by it, we should be alert to all its conditions and significance. In the following study we will seek a deeper meaning of immersion according to YaHuWaH’s word. We should comprehend what immersion accomplishes and seek to ensure our immersion is approved by YaHuWaH. Furthermore, we should know what to expect upon being immersed, for it is the foundation-stone of the promised salvation given us through our Savior YaHuWSCHuA.
  4. 4. From time to time we all have realized how far we have fallen from the high expectations of YaHuWaH’s word, and felt we were the lost generation much like those Kepha was preaching to. When the Jews in Acts chapter two realized it was their sins which put the Savior to death, they asked, "What can we do?" Acts 2:38-39 Kepha said to them, “Repent and be immersed, every one of you, in the Name of the Master YaHuWaH- YaHuWSCHuA haMaSHiYaCH for the washing away of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Ruwach HaQodesh. For the promise is to you (the near ones), and to your children, and to all those are far off, even as many as YaHuWaH our Aluahiym may call to Himself.” With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse stock!” Immersion in the Only Name Most immersions done throughout churchanity are done according to Matthew 28:19, "In the name of the Father, Son and Ruwach HaQodesh." However, not one of these is a name, but only a title. There are many"fathers" on this earth, and all of us have a human father. Fathers are also sons, as are all males. The Ruwach HaQodesh is the power emanatingfrom YAHUWAH, and shared by the Son. A number of scholars believe this verse is spurious, including the Catholic Jerusalem Bible.Other church groups baptize in the name of "Jesus," a meaningless nameby which the Savior was never called in His life. It certainly is improper to be immersed into a name that did not exist until about the time ofColumbus when the letter J came into being. We have restored the name
  5. 5. YaHuWSCHuA which was given Him directly from the Heavens. It is the same as "Yahuwshua" in the King James. The name "Jesus" is a hybrid from the Latin and Greek Immersions in the book of Acts were done in the name of the SaviorYaHuWSCHuA, not Jesus. The Bible clearly tells us that salvation is in the name of YaHuWSCHuA only; Acts 4:12 And there is not deliverance by another man for there is not another Name under heaven which is given to men by which we must be saved. Why are we making so much of a proper immersion? As already mentioned above, immersion is the most important event in your life! Immersion has a bearing upon what you will be doing until the Savior returns and where you will spend eternity.Immersion is the doorway to everlasting eternity and to a life that is out of this world. All the promises made to Abraham and his Seed culminate in the person of YaHuWSCHuA HaMaSHiYaCH .It is through Him that we have this present life, plus the greater promises in the life yet to come. Paul himself stated all the promises made to Abraham come only through YaHuWSCHuA. Upon immersion into YaHuWSCHuA name we become a part of His body and are then partakers of those promises; Galatians 3:16 YaHuWaH gave the promise to Abraham and his Seed. And notice that it doesnt say the promise was to his seeds, as if it meant many descendants. But the promise was to his Seed--and that, of course, means haMashiyach. The Savior’s Example YaHuWSCHuA came to be immersed by Yahuwchanan the Immerser.
  6. 6. In those days, Yahuwchanan (YaHuWaHs Favor) the ritual Immerser was called; and he cried in the wilderness of Yahuwdah, saying,Ritual immersion (twilah) is used on many occasions to signify a change in spiritual status, most commonly when ending a period of ritual uncleanness to again be eligible to participate in the Miqdash services. A complete immersion, even of the hair, is required in order to correctly present a picture of death and resurrection to a new status. The one who administers it does not physically immerse the person, but acts as a witness that the person has immersed himself properly and fully. Yahuwchanan felt he himself should be the one to be immersed andquestioned why the Savior deemed His own immersion was necessary. His reply was to fulfill all righteousness and for an example to us! Yahuwchanan 3:13 Then YaHuWSCHuA came from Galiyl to the Yarden to Yahuwchanan, to be immersed of him. Fitting: Heb., an obligation. YaHuWaH had commanded that a priest had to wash before beginning his service. YaHuWSCHuA was the right age to begin His service Num. 4:3 from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting. as the High Priest after the order of Melekiy-Tsedeq Teh 110:4 YaHuWaH has sworn, and will not change His mind: “You are a Priest into the Ages in the order of Melekiy-Tsedeq.” He nowhere commanded immersion as such, but YaHuWSCHuA identifiesit with righteousness, possibly because it represented what YaHuWaH had done to restore the earth’s balance during Noah’s deluge. Us: Yahuwchanan and YaHuWSCHuA together. Righteousness: put more simply, doing what is right. Yahuwchanan 3:14
  7. 7. But Yahuwchanan tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be immersed by you, and you come to me?” Yahuwchanan 3:15 But YaHuWSCHuA, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed it. Yahuwchanan 3:16YaHuWSCHuA, when He was immersed, went up directly from the water: and behold, the shamayim were opened to him [Yahuwchanan], and he saw the Ruwach HaQodesh of YaHuWaH descending as the likeness of a dove, and rested upon YaHuWSCHuA.Notice that YaHuWSCHuA immersion is an example that we might follow in His footsteps. Because He submitted to being immersed, so we should also be immersed. It was at this time the Ruwach HaQodesh descended upon YaHuWSCHuA. Being now filled with the Ruwach HaQodesh,YaHuWSCHuA could begin His 3½ year ministry. No doubt the Savior was well versed in the Scriptures being taught by His mother Miriam and Joseph from childhood. He was able to discuss the deeper things of the Word with the priests when He was about 13, ready for His (Son of the Covenant)A point many overlook, immersion into the written word of YaHuWaH, we need to understand the deeper meaning of being immersed in his word, before we come to immersion has a physical act... the word “REPENT” means a turnabout, to live a life by the word (TORAH/ INSTRUCTIONS), We obtain HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, in our quest to live by HIS WORD.. BELIEVE , the true Gospel of the KINGDOM of YaHuWaH and the goal isnot just a ruwach existence, but and again many do not even look outside of what they know, yours and my goal is “eternal life inherent” beyond that of the spiritual Realm ( Messengers/ Angels can DIE). My Belief is in
  8. 8. the KINGDOM of YaHuWaH and its eternity. Immersion is the physical actof knowing, believing, and living that righteous way, to me his kingdom ishas real has the air we breathe.... it is called a righteous KINGDOM, what is righteousness, HIS COMMANDS ARE RIGHTEOUS WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE; HEED YOUR CALLING Luke 2:42-49.When he was twelve years old, they went up to Yahrushalom according to the custom of the festival, and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the Boy YaHuWSCHuA stayed behind in Yahrushalom. Yowseph and His mother didn’t know it, but supposing Him to be in thecompany, they went a day’s journey, and they looked for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. When they didn’t find Him, they returned to Yahrushalom, looking for Him. It happened after three days they found Him in the Miqdash, sitting in the midst of the Teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. All who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers. When they saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your Father and I were anxiously looking for You.” Yet, it was following immersion that the Ruwach HaQodesh descended upon the Savior in its fullness and He became fully prepared for the task of proclaiming the Evangel. Laying on of Hands By the laying on of hands following immersion we are also given the Ruwach HaQodesh. The Ruwach HaQodesh is the invisible power of YaHuWaH which is given to us. His indwelling Ruwach (Spirit) gives us a new direction in our lives and draws us closer to Him. Our goals and attitudes are changed and we no longer defer to the pulls of the flesh. A strong, spiritual outlook is given us which binds us together with those seeking the narrow way.The indwelling Ruwach HaQodesh draws us closer to YaHuWaH in thought and deed, and we find our interest is now in a greater movement. We become a part of the growing body of the MaSHYaCH, the body ofbelievers, which makes up the Ekklesia, "the called out ones." Our concern
  9. 9. is for the other saints in the Assembly who hunger for fellowship and are also seeking to mature into the image and likeness of the Savior. To each believer immersed into the body is given a spiritual gift from YaHuWaH. This gift is to be used for the benefit of the Assembly. The laying on of hands is found in the Old Covenant (OT) and is indeed animportant practice that follows immersion. Notice the following account inwhich the Ruwach HaQodesh was given only when the Apostles Kepha and Yahuwchanan laid hands upon the immersed ones: Acts 8:17-18 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the RuwachhaQadosh. Now when Shimon saw that the Ruwach HaQodesh was giventhrough the laying on of the emissaries’ hands, he offered them money, [Simon Magus was an infidel]. Paul reminds Timothy that we should be ever mindful of the presence within us of the Ruwach HaQodesh. The gifts of the Ruwach (Spirit) are passed on to others by the Elders of the assembly: Timothy 4:14Do not neglect the gift you received through the prophecies spoken to you when the elders of the assembly laid their hands on you. Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks sothat everyone will see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right, and YaHuWaH will save you and those who hear you. Furthermore, Paul reminds Timothy to revive the gift of the Ruwach (Spirit) from YaHuWaH which was given him by the laying on of Paul’s hands: 2 Timothy 1:6-7 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the Ruwachs gift YaHuWaHgave you when I laid my hands on you. For YaHuWaH has not given us a Ruwach of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. Notice that immersions were carried out by those specially called ofYaHuWaH. The Elder is responsible for the guidance of the Assembly andbetter able to discern who is ready for immersion. Immersion itself does not promise immediate miracles. We rely on answered prayer and the promises of our Heavenly Father YaHuWaH and His tender mercies.
  10. 10. immersion is followed by the laying on of hands by which we are given the spiritual gifts and become YaHuWaH’s spiritual sons and daughters. Deuteronomy 34:9 Yahuwshua (‫ )יהושע‬the son of Nun was full of the ruwach of wisdom; forMoshah had laid his hands on him: and the children of YSCHRaEL listened to him, and did as YaHuWaH commanded Moshah. Relates that the passing of leadership from Moshah to Yahuwshua was through Moshas’ laying his hands on Yahuwshua. Thus, the wisdom and leadership abilities YaHuWaH had given Moses were now passed on to Yahuwshua. The laying on of hands is to acknowledge the acceptance of the immersed convert into the body of Mashiyach, who then is given a special gift for strengthening, expanding, and making the "ekklesia" the true body of believers YaHuWSCHuA is seeking. Yahuwshua/Joshua ‫ע‬ ‫ = יהושע / יה‬yod-heh-waw-shin-waw-ayin # 3091 - throughout the entire chapter. Pronounced as Yah-hu-shua Gifts of the Ruwach While there are different gifts, they are all from the same source,YaHuWaH’s Ruwach. The gifts are manifestations of the Ruwach HaQodeshfunctioning in different workings, different tasks, different operations, but all are to be used to the advantage of the Assembly. Paul sums up the matter as follows, Romans 12:4-10 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don’t have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in haMashiyach, and individually members one of another. Having gifts differing according to the favour that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our belief; or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
  11. 11. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another; Paul is here describing the result of those who are immersed intoYaHuWSCHuAs name. Some misguided ones have the concept that upon immersion one would be given the gift of tongues. They have been told that "speaking in tongues" is the proof one has the Ruwach HaQodesh,however, tongues appears to be the least of the gifts. Paul clearly states that the gifts of the Ruwach HaQodesh are to be used to up build,strengthen, encourage, teach, guide, and help give the body of believers to attain the sterling and loving character that the Head of the body, YaHuWSCHuA Himself, displayed. There are a number of spiritual gifts which members of the body of MaSHiYaCH are given and the periscope of Romans 12 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of YaHuWaH, to present your bodies a living slaughter, kodesh, acceptable to YaHuWaH, which is your reasonable worship. Don’t be conformed to this world, but betransformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of YaHuWaH. For I say, through the favour that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as YaHuWaH has apportioned to each person a measure of belief. For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don’t have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in haMashiyach, and individually members one of another. Havinggifts differing according to the favour that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our belief; or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; inhonor preferring one another; not lagging in diligence; fervent in Ruwach; bond serving the Master; rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer; contributing to the needs of the kodesh ones; given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don’t curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Don’t set your mind on highthings, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits.
  12. 12. Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of allmen. If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men. Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to YaHuWaHswrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Master.” Therefore: Proverbs 25: 21-22 “If your enemy should hunger, feed him food! If he should thirst, givehim water to drink! Because you are heaping coals of fire upon his head, [and YaHuWaH, He will repay it to you!]” Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.Please if you take nothing away from this study, keep romans 12 in your heart Mentioned above shows there are eight gifts given to the saints. Paul describes the body of believers as a living, organic unity, a body. Each member of the body is given gifts to be used properly and not abused within the overall framework of love by which sin and evil is overcomewith good. At every turn, Paul urges we all have love for the brethren to show true humility in dealing with the problems that arise. The Power of His Blood Romans 6 is certainly one of the clearest explanations concerning immersion’s effectiveness and the results it achieves for us. Thisexposition of immersion is perhaps one of the most profound ever given.Paul raises the question; if we are forgiven our sins because of the grace of YaHuWaH, should we sin all the more so grace will be even greater; Romans 6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that favour mayabound? May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any
  13. 13. longer? Or don’t you know that all we who were immersed into haMashiyach YaHuWSCHuA were immersed into his death? We were buried therefore with Him through immersion to death that just likehaMashiyach was raised from the dead through the Esteem of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. For if we have become unitedwith Him in the likeness of His death, we will also be in the likeness of His resurrection; knowing this, that our old man was hanged on the stakewith Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. For he who has died has been freed fromsin. But if we died with haMashiyach, we believe that we will also live with Him; knowing that haMashiyach, being raised from the dead, dies nomore. Death no more has dominion over Him! For the death that He died,He died to sin one time; but the Life that He lives, He lives for the Mighty One. Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to YaHuWaH in HaMaSHiYaCH YaHuWSCHuA our Master. Therefore don’t let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to YaHuWaH, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to YaHuWaH. For sin will nothave dominion over you. For you are not under Torah, but under favour. What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under Torah, but under favour? May it never be! Don’t you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death or of obedience to righteousness? Butthanks be to YaHuWaH, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto you were delivered. Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness. Romans 6:19I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants torighteousness for purity. For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now, being made free from sin, and having become
  14. 14. bondservants of YaHuWaH, you have your fruit of purification, and the result of eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of YaHuWaH is endless life in HaMaSHiYaCH YaHuWSCHuA our Master. Exodus 21: 5-6 “But if the servant surely says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children, I would not want to go free’, then his master must take himbefore the magistrates and he will take him to the door or the portal, and the master will perforate his ear with an awl, and he will serve him forever.” Paul answers his own question by asking. "If we have died to sin through immersion, why should we go back to sinning again?”He makes the point that as YaHuWSCHuA died; we also symbolically died by entering the watery grave of immersion. We are then cleansed from our sins and are to overcome and steer clear of future sinning. Resurrected to Newness of Life Just as YaHuWSCHuA was dead and placed in the tomb, throughimmersion, we spiritually mimic His death in dying to the old way of life.We turn from our old ways of the past and seek to walk on higher ground as we follow in His footsteps. "Do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into YaHuWSCHuA were immersed into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him by immersion into death, so that as Mashiyach was raised upfrom the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life." When YaHuWSCHuA arose from the tomb, His body was changed to(ruwach) spirit. He moved through walls, entered rooms without coming through the doors; He appeared before the witnesses and then disappeared before them. All this He could do because He now had a glorified body.
  15. 15. Lev. 17:14For as to the life of all flesh, its blood is with its life: therefore I said to the children of YSCHRaEL, “You shall not eat the blood of any kind offlesh; for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.” His blood was shed for you and me and blood no longer was coursing through His veins. Now YaHuWSCHuA had Ruwach (Spirit) energy flowing though His veins which gave Him the resplendent picture found in Revelation 1:13-16! And in the-midst of ha’menorot One similar-to the Son-of Adam, havingbeen clothed to the feet, and having been girded at the breast with a gold belt. His head and His hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished brass [gold, silver, brass alloy], as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters. He had seven stars in His right hand. Out of His mouth proceeded a fervent Ruwach [The Word of YaHuWaH]. His Face was like the sun shining in its strength. He is a bright, shining individual whose face shines forth like the noonday sun. Just as He is a changed individual and no longer hindered by theflesh, so we upon being immersed into His Name, are no longer living with our desires governed by the material world. Our thoughts are now on a higher plane where YaHuWSCHuA and YaHuWaH think and act! We think in the spiritual realm. The Old Man Dies - Body of Sin Destroyed Rom. 6:5-6 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, we will also be in the likeness of His resurrection; knowing this, that our old man was hanged on the stake with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin.When we come up out of the watery grave we will still be human and haveto face human problems in this physical realm. The person we once were
  16. 16. has been impaled with MaSHiYaCH, but our attitude has been changed.The difference is that we have a new outlook on life, and have YaHuWaH’s Ruwach (Spirit) within which strengthens us. Paul says "the body of sin might be destroyed," that is, the old nature is inoperative. We now cancall upon YaHuWaH’s help to overcome our own shortcomings; overcome the world as well as the wiles of the Tempter. Rom. 6:7-9 For he who has died has been freed from sin. But if we died with haMashiyach, we believe that we will also live with Him; knowing that haMashiyach, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over Him! The New English Bible renders verse 7, "A dead man is no longer answerable for his sin." Death pays all debts, so the man who has died with Mashiyach has his slate wiped clean, and is ready to begin his newlife with Mashiyach, his past forgotten. Upon arising from the immersed in waters, one’s past is washed away, he is a new creature, as Paul emphasizes, 2 Corinthians 5:17 What this means is that those who become Believers become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! Old Things Pass Away, All Things Become New No matter what sins he has committed, or what commandment he hasbroken, the past is forgotten. This also includes divorce and remarriage. If such sins are not washed away, then Mashiyach’s sacrifice is not the cleansing blood the Bible says it is. Paul emphasizes, Romans 6:10-11 For the death that He died, He died to sin one time; but the Life that He lives, He lives for the Mighty One. Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to YaHuWaH in HaMashiyach YaHuWSCHuA our Master. One Ruwach (Spirit), Many Gifts
  17. 17. Paul goes into detail describing the body of MaSHiYaCH which he likens tothe physical human body. The brethren making up the body of Mashiyachhave various talents and gifts all of which complete the body and make it function smoothly.We should understand that the body of MaSHiYaCH, the Ekklesia, is madeup of brethren who are specially selected of YaHuWaH. Paul now goes onto show the various gifts of the Ruwach (Spirit) are needful for the body, yet given by the same Ruwach (Spirit). He emphasizes in 1 Corinthians 13 If I speak with the languages of men and of messengers, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. If I have thegift of prophecy, and know all secrets and all knowledge; and if I have all persuasion, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I amnothing. If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body so that I may boast, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is notprovoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will bedone away with. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I am also fully known. But now persuasion, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love. That agape love is the more excellent way. Evidently there were some Corinthian brethren who mistakenly assumed ecstatic speech was favored, which encouraged many to attempt toacquire that gift. Paul clarifies that every gift is important and needed for the good of the body, "But there are differences of gifts, but the same
  18. 18. Spirit. And there are differences of ministries, but the same Sovereign. And there are differences of workings, but it is the same ALuaHiYM working all things in all." 1Cor. 12:4-6Paul goes to great lengths to show the Ekklesia, the body of MaSHiYaCH, is made up of many different people with diverse backgrounds. But allhave the same goal which is to be in the Kingdom. We are to help others along the way, as we seek to be kings and priests in the Kingdom, Rev. 5:10. Paul lists the various gifts which are given to make the body of believers a viable group, all working together for the good of the brethren comprising the Ekklesia, referred to as the "called out ones." Diversity in Unity But to each one is given the showing forth of the Spirit to our profit. For through the Spirit is given to one; 1Cor. 12:7-11But to each man there is given a manifestation of the Ruwach, that it may help him. For to one is given through the Ruwach the word of wisdom,and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Ruwach; toanother persuasion, by the same Ruwach; and to another gifts of healing,by the same Ruwach; and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kindsof languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. But the one and the same Ruwach works all of these, distributing to each one separately as He desires. "But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each one as He desires." Paul ranks certain gifts in order. With the various members having theirown gift for the Ekklesia, it is necessary the members work together as abody or as a well-oiled machine. We are not to allow differences to divide us, but to forbear one another, knowing that we are to tolerate each
  19. 19. member of the body, for YaHuWaH has placed each one in the assembly as He saw fit. 1 Corinthians 12:12-19 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is haMashiyach. For in one Ruwach we were all immersed into one body, whether YaHuWDYM or Arameans whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Ruwach. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot would say, “Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,” it is nottherefore not part of the body. If the ear would say, “Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,” it’s not therefore not part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? But now YaHuWaH has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be? YaHuWaH Sets Those in the AssemblyAgain, Paul emphasizes that each immersed member of the assembly willlikely have a different gift and goes to some length to make his point. Heindicates that even the most humble parts of the body are necessary. We are to strive after the better gifts, and to do so with agape love. 1 Corinthians 12:28-31 YaHuWaH has set some in the assembly: first emissaries, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of power, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages Are all emissaries? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of power? Do all havegifts of healing? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you. Gifts are Given to the Assembly Ephesians 4:8-9That is why the Scriptures say, "When He ascended to the heights, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. Notice that it says "He
  20. 20. ascended." This means that haMashiyach first came down to the lowly world in which we live. YaHuWSCHuA s ascending up on high after his death and resurrectionand gave special gifts unto mankind. Then follows the various gifts He has given to the assembly, His body, for which he died. Note these are gifts for guidance and leadership of the assembly. Firstmentioned is the office of apostles. However, this has been fulfilled as the apostles were to have seen the risen MaSHYaCH, Acts 1:22 Beginning from the immersion of Yahuwchanan, to the day that He wasreceived up from us, of these, one must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” 1Cor, 15:7-8Then he appeared to Yaaqob, then to all the emissaries, and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also. 2 Cor. 12:12When I was with you, I certainly gave you every proof that I am truly anapostle, sent to you by YaHuWaH Himself. For I patiently did many signs and wonders and miracles among you. and Paul was the last apostle, having seen YaHuWSCHuA on the Damascus road, Acts 9A prophet in the renewed Covenant (NT) was considered one who received a direct message from YaHuWaH Himself and then delivered it to those concerned. This was before the renewed Covenant (NT) was written, and
  21. 21. such guidance was needed by the infant Ekklesia. There are a number of examples such as, "In Antioch … Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them, Acts 15:32 Yahuwdah and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened themSince we now have the completed Renewed Covenant (NT), most scholarsfeel the prophets and apostles are not as needful today as when the early assembly was getting started. But evangelists, pastors and teachers are indeed a part of needful guidance of the Ekklesia. Ephesians 4:9-16Notice that it says "He ascended." This means that haMashiyach first came down to the lowly world in which we live. The same One Who came downis the One Who ascended higher than all the heavens, that He might fulfill all matters. He is the One who gave these gifts to the assembly: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.Their responsibility is to equip YaHuWaHs people to do His work and buildup the Assembly, the Body of HaMashiyach, until we come to such unity in our belief and knowledge of YaHuWaHs Son that we will be mature andfull grown in the Master, measuring up to the full stature of HaMashiyach.Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the Lie sound like thetruth. Instead, we will hold to the Truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like haMashiyach, who is the Head of His Body, theAssembly. Under His direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Become Part of His BodyIt is clear that those immersed into the body of MaSHiYaCH become a part of His body and are to interact and work with brethren of like faith. We are not immersed and then expected to be aloof from the body of
  22. 22. MaSHiYaCH! immersion is the door to become an active part of the body of MaSHiYaCH. We are not to go off in the woods somewhere in a hermitlike existence without staying in contact with those in the body of MaSHYaCH. We are a part of the body no matter where we are and we should have the same love and concern for the Assembly as YaHuWSCHuA does. Hesaid His true Assembly would never die out. We should do what we can tostrengthen, encourage, help, and make the Assembly a focal point of our prayers for its spiritual and physical well-being. With letters, E-mail, phone calls and visits, this can be done more easily today than at any time in history. A growing number seek the truth of the Bible, ignoring the paganpractices that have crept into the customs of the church and Christianity. YaHuWSCHuA has believers all around the world. We strive to reach out to those who have expressed interest in YaHuWaH’s name and His way of life. This is what YaHuWSCHuA was referring to, Matthew 25: 40-41; 46“The Master shall answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’ Then Heshall say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the age-abiding fire which is prepared for the devil and his messengers; These shall go away into age-abiding punishment, but the righteous into age-abiding life.” Feeding the Lost Sheep . This is in fulfillment of the great commission Mat. 28:19-20 Go, and make talmidim of all nations, immersing them in My Name. ...YaHuWSCHuA teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you.Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”(of Mashiyach) YaHuWaH’s Good News concerning his KINGDOM is.
  23. 23. You can have a part in making it happen! YaHuWSCHuA ALuaHiYM YaHuWSCHuA HaMashiyach In His Name Blessed be, in His nameYHWH be with you. and they answered him, YHWH bless you. " Be not blind to the truthAnd, hinnei, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that YaHuWSCHuA passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, OYaHuWaH, [thou] Ben David. And YaHuWSCHuA stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
  24. 24. They say unto Him, YaHuWaH, that our eyes may be opened. SoYaHuWSCHuA had compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. His servant and yours Shalom in Righteousness by the GRACE of YHWH keiYAH nätzräyaRemember me and pray for me that YaHuWaH will be gracious unto meand be merciful unto my sins which I have sinned against him. Peace be to them that read and that hear these things and to their servants: Amein and Amein Make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise. Freely ye have received, freely give A rule necessary, and of great extent. A servant in the Gospel Vineyard,though worthy of his Comfortable support while in the work. Should never preach for hire or make a secular traffic of the Ruwach (spiritual work): what a scandal is it for man to traffic with gifts which he pretends, atleast, to have received from the Ruwach HaQodesh, of which he is not the master, but the dispenser. He who preaches to get a living, or make a fortune, is guilty of the most infamous sacrilege The Everlasting Covenant is The Sabbath ALuaHiYM YaHuWSCHuA HaMashiyach be with your Ruwach