Word of the Day
Definition: (adjective) Having or causing a whirling sensation.
Synonyms: whirling, dizzy
Usage: At the end of the trail, they still faced a vertiginous climb
up the face of the cliff.
In the scriptures, particularly the Tanakh, we read that YHVH rejoices over His people, that He literally TWIRLS or DANCES over His people -- He has His own vertiginous dance!
What does make YHVH rejoice? Why does He dance over His people? What places a smile on our Soverign? How do we, as mere humans, make the Almighty happy?
By doing the will of YHVH.
What is the will of YHVH?
The Torah of Moshe.
When we obey the various precepts found in the Torah, we are proving through deed, not just word, that we want to please Yah. That we desire to line our lives up with what He wants us to do. We declare by our actions, by our works, that Yah rules our lives and we will obey Him, no matter what others around us might say.
In the 1st century, the early belivers had to deal with the Jews who wanted to draw them into the beggerly elements of the oral Talmud and Jewish traditions as well as the pagan Greeks who wanted them to abandon themselves in the pagan orgy fests of the day. The believers had to resist both crowds and remain pure to Torah. We know from Galatians and Acts 15 that the Jews becmae very zealous in tyring to convert believers to the Talmud. We know from Colossians that the Greeks mocked and made fun of the early believers for their Hebrew Torah.
Today, believers face similar challenges. Keeping Torah goes against the grain of the entire church world. Your christian family and friends often will mock you for keeping "that old testament Jewish stuff". Derision is part of the persecution one endures when one chooses to make a break from pagan christianity and fully submit to Torah. The Jews also seek to persuade Messianics to abandon the Messiah and obey Talmud or, more subtle still, to keep serving Messiah in name only while dabbiling into kabballah, Talmud or the Zohar.
But if we want YHVH to have His vertiginous dance over us, if we want to place a smile on His face, and if we want to hear those words at the end of our lives: well done, good and faithful servant -- we must submit our will to Torah.
For 86 days I have preached the Torah on this list. 86 days the Ruach has strived with many of you to abandon your pagan christianity and submit to the Torah of Moshe. Almost 3 months now. Will you finally repent of the lies you have inherited and obey Torah with the motive of pleasing Yah? Obeying the law must come from a motive to place a smile on YahShua's face. This is faith, this is obedience, this is what causes Yah to delight over us and this is what will bring us ultimate and eternal salvation.
YahShua's Blood is not enough. It was enough to wash away our past transgressions of Torah, but it is NOT enough to secure us a place in heaven -- OUR WORKS AS A RESULT OF FAITH IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL COMPLETE THE WORK OF SALVATION WITHIN US. This is why we are admonished to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
It all comes down to works. It all comes down to obeying the Torah of Moshe.