Grace, Love and the 'Cross'
3 ERRONEOUS CONCEPTS . . .
All tied up together into ONE BIG RELIGIOUS LIE :
*LIVING UNDER ‘GRACE’
*LAW NAILED TO CROSS
We are not saved by some concept of `grace’ which allows us to live however we please, knowing that the Father loves us unconditionally and His laws were abolished and nailed to the `cross’ . . . . no, we are not saved BY our good works, but delivered UNTO good works, meaning Yahusha came to us when we were still sinners, loved us and planted the seeds of deliverance in us which we chose to accept and allow to grow in us. Our deliverance from the slavery of this world is a free gift, made possible by the blood of the spotless Lamb Yahusha, however it is our obedience (i.e. repentance and immersion) which allows us access to the tree of life (Yahusha Himself) as we are engrafted into the true vine Yisharal, the Bride. Belief alone is useless if it is not backed up with action or behaviour. And even after our Immersion when we are washed clean of our former life of sin/lawlessness we still possess many bad habits and behaviours which need to be cleansed from us over time through the Heb12 process of Yahusha’s discipline and flogging. Those who endure until the end and overcome will be delivered. Yahusha is returning for a spotless Bride, a Bride who does not practice witchcraft, falsehood and idolatry, a Bride who does not state “O He knows our heart, He knows we’re not perfect, we are under grace now, don’t stress, live how you like and repent afterwards, bring it all to the foot of the cross . . . He understands”…….
The Hebrew word for FAVOR is far more accurate in describing the loving-kindness, protection, blessing and well-being imbued on Yahusha's Bride if she is obedient. Yes He may love everyone, but only those who are obedient receive His favour in their life, and it is not just financial or success in the natural, but also happiness, joy and peace . . .
'Unconditional Love’ is a Maxim/lie that has been repeated for so many years in religion that people believe it to be true. As big and all-consuming as Yahusha’s love is, it is by no means unconditional. There are many conditions if a person wants to `remain in Him’ and be delivered - and the Scriptures are full of these conditions (instructions/commandments). None of these were abolished by Yahusha at His death. The only thing that was destroyed at Yahusha’s death was the actual cheirographon (list of our crimes) - never the eternal instructions (ceremonial laws and temple rituals have been done away with, but never the Covenant).
Here is the BYNV translation of the text describing this “certificate of debt,” the cheirographon at Kolossians 2:14-17: “ . . . having blotted-out the certificate of debt against us – by the dogmas – which stood against us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the stake". Cheirographon is a legal term, as used by a court prosecutor to list transgressions against an accused person.
The emblem/branding/logo of Christianity is the cross. It is mentioned no where in Scripture and Yahusha was never CRUCIFIED ON A CROSS, but IMPALED ON A TORTURE STAKE.
Matt 16:24: “Then said [Yahusha] unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his ""cross"" and follow me.”
STAUROS (stake/pole) not CRUX (cross) by Lew White:
"The terms "take up" (AIRO) and "cross" (STAUROS) are nautical terms to a fisherman. Yahusha's students were fishermen. The term stauros they understood to be a mast, since it was used in context with the word AIRO, which meant to "cast off", or "set sail". A fisherman would lift up (AIRO) his mast in order to "set sail". We’ve been led to believe that Yahusha was killed on a CROSS, but the word STAUROS is applied to a wide variety of items. The Greek classics use the term STAUROS often, and it NEVER indicates anything like a CRUX in any of them as far back as 400 BCE. Many of us already know that the Greek word STAUROS can mean STAFF, or any sort of vertical wood (pole, beam, stick, stake, tree, etc...) Even though the Latin has an identical word to match STAUROS (STAURO), it was ignored and the term “CRUX” was chosen instead, being much more acceptable to the masses who already worshipped the SUN.
The CRUX was the primary symbol of Apollo, and every sun-worshipping culture everywhere, and every time. The tendency was to incorporate as much of the existing pagan culture as possible, interpreting all things through a pagan perspective. When we restore His true Name to the verse above, and understand that He was not speaking to His students about an “execution device”, we glean a much different meaning. He was not teaching them how to die, but how to live. One of the big clues found in the Greek is in the word “AIRO”, an idiomatic sailing term of the day. Combining this term with the Greek word “STAUROS”, it is clearly describing how a fisherman would prepare his boat as he goes about the work of finding fish - he would raise his mast. The “ST” root in the word STAUROS is an etymological proof linking the words STAKE, STAFF, MAST, STICK, etc.,. In a thesaurus, all these words refer to one another, but never “CRUX”. The reverse is also true; a thesaurus never links the word “CRUX” with any of these other terms. This was planned. Babel is unveiled before your eyes; it’s not coming, it’s been here all along. It is ultimately the THE WORSHIP OF TAMMUZ (son of NIMROD) an anti-Mashiak. THE MYSTIC TAU HAS BEEN ADOPTED TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS . . ."
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LAWLESS MIXTURE OF THE RELIGIONS OF MEN AND YAHUSHA'S REQUIREMENTS FOR HIS BRIDE - INSTRUCTIONS DESIGNED AND GIVEN TO US FOR PROTECTION, SAFETY, HEALTH AND ETERNAL LIFE. YAHUSHA'S BRIDE UNDERSTANDS THAT HER BEHAVIOUR IS HER TRUE WORSHIP AND HER PURPOSE WHILE HERE ON THIS EARTH IS TO OVERCOME EVIL AND PREPARE FOR THE WEDDING FEAST. CONCEPTS SUCH AS GRACE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND THE 'CROSS' PROMOTE LAWLESS BEHAVIOUR AND THE BRIDE IS REMOVING THESE PAGAN CONCEPTS FROM HER BEHAVIOUR AND VOCABULARY IN ORDER TO PLEASE HER BRIDEGROOM AND MATURE FASTER .
By Mark Davidson