We all undergo testing.
Adam was tested by the serpent and Adam failed the test.
YaHuShua was tested by the devil and YaHuShua passed the test.
The Tempter, the devil, was present in both tests above.
Adam was a newly created being when he was tested, and YaHuShua was a newly anointed Being when He was tested immediately after His baptism.
The Testing of the "Church"
The "Church", as a body, was also tested after receiving it's new anointing on the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) (Acts chapter 2).
The "Church" was also tested by the Tempter, that old serpent the devil, as were Adam and YaHuShua listed above.
The Tempter came in the form of Saul (Hebrew - Sha'ul), also identified in most bibles as Paul the Apostle.
The results of that testing are revealed in the book of Revelation. Seven individual congregations were examined by YaHuShua Himself and the results of His examinations are listed In Revelation chapters 2 & 3 for our benefit.
Adam decided that he'd eat what he wanted, ignoring YaHuWaH 's instructions and warning of death. The serpent said it was ok.
Likewise, today's Church has decided it will eat whatever it wants because the Apostle Paul said it was ok, ignoring the instructions of YaHuShua.
Eternity in Their Hearts
YaHuWaH 's Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant by Moses.
Adam was a type of the Ark of the Covenant. YaHuWaH placed His commands inside Adam's heart when He spoke those commands to Adam.
The Serpent then came and removed YaHuWAH 's commandments from Adam's heart. Adam decided to honor the Serpent's commands instead of YaHuWaH 's commands.
YaHuShua came to place YaHuWaH 's commandments into our hearts in the same manner as YaHuWaH had placed His original commandments into Adam's heart.
YaHuShua preached repentance and the keeping of YaHuWaH 's commandments as the way to eternal life.
Matthew 19:17 ...but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YaHuWaH , and the faith of YaHuShua.
Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 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.
YaHuShua is identified as the Word of YaHuWaH Elohim.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The initial salvation prayer of most Christians today contains a phrase such as "Jesus, please come into my heart and forgive me of my sins".
Since Jesus is the Word of the Father, we should expect to find our heavenly Father's commandments residing inside the heart of each saved Christian. But we don't.
Instead we find that most Christians have no desire to follow the instructions of YaHuWaH Elohim. Most have no desire to stop eating sausage and bacon.
Our heavenly Father's commandments to observe His Feast days such as the weekly Sabbath, Passover, the Day of Atonement, etc., have been replaced or ignored completely. The Day of Atonement has been ignored completely. The Sabbath has been replaced by meeting on Sunday. Passover has been replaced by observing Easter. December 25th was the day reserved for the birth of the sun god by pagans many centuries BC.
When we examine the "Ark" inside most Christians today we find that the Light of the World is missing. Jesus isn't there. YaHuWaH Elohim's instructions are gone. What we find are the instructions (Torah) that honor pagan dieties.
A Tempter has come to take away the instructions of YaHuWaH Elohim from the heart of YaHuShua's helper, the "Church". That Tempter is Sha'ul, also known as the apostle Paul.
Here's a curious similarity between the names She'ol (Hebrew for the "grave") and Sha'ul (Hebrew for the apostle Paul):
For some reason the old Hebrew names for the grave and the apostle "Paul" without the more recently added vowell points are exactly the same.
Most of today's Christians are unaware that their "Arks" contain not the Light and Life of YaHuWaH 's commandments. The Jesus they asked for in the salvation prayer was quickly and immediately taken from their hearts and replaced by Sha'ul's teachings.
Repentance and the keeping of the YaHuWaH 's commandments is still the call being issued today by YaHuShua. That's His gospel.
Sha'ul, the Benjamite Wolf, has a different "gospel" for us. It's a test designed specifically to deceive YaHuShua's bride, just as the first Adam's bride was deceived.
Most people don't understand that the words of YaHuShua are all that are needed for instruction in Salvation.
The book, "Jesus Words Only" by Douglas Del Tondo lays it all out brilliantly. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0741429659/sr=8-1/qid=1143570837/ref=sr_1_1/104-3100364-4603935?_encoding=UTF8
Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden and not allowed to re-enter because they didn't follow YaHuWaH 's instructions.
The Apostle Paul and his "bride" who also don't follow YaHuWaH 's instructions will also be barred from entering the New Jerusalem.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do His (YaHuWaH 's) commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
So, why are Paul's (Sha'ul's) epistles in the bible? For the same reason the Serpent was in the Garden. We all must be tested.
In the "New Testament" the four Gospels are first presented with YaHuShua's message of repentance and the keeping of commandments for Salvation.
Then Saul, "Paul", shows up with a different message of Salvation, one that sees no need for the keeping of the commandments of Elohim. Paul teaches that it's all mental, in the head, believing and faith.
YaHuWaH 's commandments are missing from the Ark, the heart, of the average Christian today. Instead there is a covenant with Sha'ul (She'ol), a covenant with death. This is a very dangerous situation.
Adam failed the test and died. YaHuShua passed the test and lived. Please heed this warning and live.
Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
The teachings of Sha'ul have divided the endtime "Church" into thousands of denominations, with most ignoring YaHuShua's simple and concise instructions concerning repentance and keeping (actually doing) the commandments.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.
Please get the book mentioned above before it's banned like the Jewish books were banned by the Nazi's in the 1930's.
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