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Why Not Get Legal?

Their Works Follow Them

Casting Down Imaginations

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EDITOR:   Jerry Healan
PROOFREADERS: Frances Healan, Jerry Healan,


  The economy, among other things, is causing us to make some changes here at Yahweh’s Evangelical Assembly concerning our publication schedules. Donations to this work have been drastically reduced this year. Our mailing costs just for the month of January was $931.28. On top of that we had the printing expenses of $955.86 along with various other expenses. Suffice it to say that our expenses for the first three months of the year compared with income was $3,000.00 or $1,000.00 more per month more in expenses than what we received in contributions.

  Our subscription list is currently at 1,037 domestically and 131 internationally. On top of that we have been sending financial aid to the Philippines and India. Out of the 1,037 domestic subscriptions, 619 are prisoners the overall preponderance are indigent. That is 60% of our mailing list who are not able to help this work with financial work at all. On top of that, there are only about 20-30 people who truly support us at all and out of them only a handful, say 5 or less who faithfully support us every month. When I stop and look at the figures, all I can do is stare at amazement at the amount of things that are published and sent out, the magazines, newsletters, Bible correspondence courses, articles, tracts, booklets, etc. and give Yahweh the glory for all that He allows us to accomplish with so little. HalleluYah!!!

  This is not to say that we are complaining. No, not at all. We will take what Yahweh inspires to send to us and use it to the best of our ability. We also thank everyone very much who is sending in whatever they can whenever they can to help us to continue this work.

  But we must take some actions on our part to do what we can to help save a little here and a little there. Therefore, beginning with this issue, we are going to begin to publish the magazine on a quarterly basis. This issue is the July-Sept. issue and the final issue of the year will be the Oct.-Dec. issue. We hope to continue to also publish the YEA Newsletter on a quarterly basis. We did cut the last issue down from 26 to 20 pages. We may also have to cut the magazine down from 24 to 20 pages. Time, expenses and income will tell.

  However, we are still as dedicated as ever to publish the truth about Yahshua our Messiah, Savior, Redeemer and soon to be Husband. We need to know more and more about Him. We are encouraged to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah (2 Pet. 3:18). Yahshua told His disciples, “ But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me,” Jn. 15:26. This is our purpose! Our purpose is to teach the things that the Spirits reveals about Yahshua.

  Again, He said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you,” Jn. 16:13-14.

  Sadly, not many people are able to receive the things about Yahshua, nor do they seem to care, but we care and we will declare Him.

  I had gone into retirement, but am now back at work in order to provide what I can to keep things going. It isn’t that we are about to go under, I don’t want to give you that impression at all, but there are many needs and there are many brethren in need and we want to do what we can to help and serve.

  As Yahshua said, It is more blessed to give than receive. He also promised that if we would cast our bread upon the waters, it would return to us after not many days. Yahshua is our bread of life and we believe what He says and He will do what He says.

  We will continue to publish this magazine and the newsletter until the time comes that Yahweh says, “No more.” We don’t really think that that day will come, but Yahshua did say that there would come a time when there would be a famine of the word.

  We can never consider posting a price for our materials as Yahshua stated, “Freely ye have received, freely give,” Mt. 10:8. Isaiah was inspired to cry out, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price,” Isa. 55:1.

  Yahshua is the fountain of the water of life. He declares, “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph and Tau, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely….And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely,” Rev. 21:6, 22:17.

  How could we ever put a price on such precious things? We can’t and won’t.

  We solicit your prayers above all for Yahweh to open a giant and effectual door to us so that we can lift the True Savior up for all to see and hold with amazement, joy and rejoicing. He is worthy to be worshipped and praised.

  May Yahweh greatly and richly reward and bless you all.

  Jerry Healan



A family that we know recently posted a sign in front of their house advertising a shooting club. It speaks of applying to the state for gun permits and then asks the question, “Why Not Get Legal?” The family is Baptist in faith and the man is an elder of the church that they attend. This sign caused my mind to begin to fashion this article.

By Jerry Healan

  I have had run-ins with so many Christian believers in my life. Please don’t get me wrong, I came from a Christian background and do understand that one remains in that belief and faith until Yahweh taps him/her on the shoulder saying, Take a closer look into My word. It is not my purpose to stand by and accuse and condemn people who have been purposefully blinded, deceived and led along a path that they believe is the truth. I know that there are many Christians who love the Father and Son and their word of truth (as they understand it to be). They just haven’t had the blinders taken from their eyes yet. That is for Yahweh to do, but I still must declare what has been revealed to us and encourage others to receive it and live in accordance with it with all the strength that Yahweh gives me.

  What is somewhat humorous about the sign as I read it is the statement “Why Not Get Legal?” The point is that man wants us to get legal in accordance with what man dictates. In other words, man makes laws and then wants to enforce them. Interestingly, when it comes to weaponry, the Constitution gives us the right to bear arms. So the question would be, Why do we need to go to man in order to get permission to bear arms? The Constitution already gives us that right. (Of course, the Constitution was drawn up by men.)

  There is a commercial that I hear on the radio every now and then. One man is talking about our right for “freedom of speech.” There is another man who is also speaking of his Constitutional right to bear arms. The one who is speaking of the freedom of speech thinks that the other is supporting him in his right to speak out and utilize every means possible to exercise this right even if he wants to get naked and run through the streets exhibiting that right or whatever else he desires to do. When the other disagrees with him, he asks, Wait a minute, what right are you speaking of? The other declares, Why the right to bear arms, of course! The one who is addressing freedom of speech retorts, What!? Are you, some kind of nut?

  The point here is this, man passes laws. Our Constitution is a document of law that gives Americans basic rights, but later others have come along who want to restrict those rights, corrupt them, and even contradict them. Therefore, freedom of speech, as given in the Constitution, has been greatly exaggerated and corrupted to include the most egregious behavior. Freedom of religion and the right to bear arms has become greatly diminished, restricted and limited.


  The question is, Should we be totally and completely obedient to everything that man decrees? The Apostle Paul writes, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of Yahweh: the powers that be are ordained of Yahweh. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of Yahweh: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of Elohim to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of Elohim, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are Yahweh's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing,” Ro. 13:1-6.

  What is Paul saying here? I know that his writings are difficult to be understood, but we must consider ourselves to be under authority to the government of the land. Notice that he says, “…rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. The works of evil are described in the Scriptures. So are the good works. Some resist paying taxes, but Paul says that we are to pay tribute (taxes). So does Yahshua. The Pharisees asked Yahshua, “Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Yahshua perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto Yahweh the things that are Yahweh's. When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way,” Mt. 22:17-22.

  Yahshua had told the people, “Yahweh is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth,” Jn. 4:24. Yahweh wants us to serve Him with the “inner man” (Ro. 7:22, 25; Eph. 3:14-19).

  Yahshua was making a distinction between that which is physical and that which is spiritual. The coin presented to Yahshua was minted by Caesar. Money is printed by the kings, Caesars, rulers, etc. They place their own images and inscriptions on them. They not only place their own value upon it, but charge people interest, inflation, etc. for its use. Yahweh wants us to give to Him that which belongs to Him. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Cor. 15:50). That’s why Paul said, “So then with the mind I myself serve the law of Yahweh; but with the flesh the law of sin,” Ro. 7:25.

  He encouraged Titus, “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men,” Titus 3:1-2.

  Peter encouraged, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Sovereign's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of Yahweh, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of Yahweh. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear Elohim. Honour the king. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the forward,” 1 Pet. 2:13-18.


  At this point we must ask the question, How far do we go with this? Let’s continue in Peter to see if we can come to some conclusions, “For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward Yahweh endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with Yahweh. For even hereunto were ye called: because the Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously,” 1 Pet. 2:19-23.

  Notice that if we suffer wrongfully for doing right. What right? He points out that Yahshua, “…did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.” When He suffered He didn’t threaten again, but patiently endured the persecution brought upon Himself by those who hated Him. But notice especially, He DID NO SIN! Sin is the transgression of the law. Which law? The table of Ten Commandments given to Moses on Israel’s behalf at Mount Sinai!

  We are to obey man and his governmental laws, restrictions, etc., as long as they don’t conflict with Yahweh’s commands. For example, early in the book of Acts, Peter and John went to the temple where Peter (through faith in Yahshua) was able to heal a man, lame from his youth. (Acts 3) They began to proclaim that this man had not been healed by their own greatness, power or piety, but in the name of Yahshua the Messiah. When the priests and rulers of the people took council together against Peter and John, they commanded them to no longer speak in Yahshua’s name (Acts 4:18). What was Peter’s reply? “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of Yahweh to hearken unto you more than unto Yahweh, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard,” Acts 4:19.

  When they were brought before the council again, they were reminded, “Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us,” Acts 5:28.

  Peter replied, “We ought to obey Yahweh rather than men.” (v. 29)

  Yahweh and His commands come first and then come man’s commands as long as they don’t nullify or contradict the commands of Yahweh.


  At this point those who rule men as well as many, if not most Christians will begin to accuse me/us of legalism. I have had so many, many rebuke me and tell me that the commandments were a part of the Old Testament and that’s all done away. What is interesting about this is that the same ones who will tell me that those things are done away will go to the book of Malachi and read, “Will a man rob Elohim? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, ‘Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings,” 3:8. Therefore, anyone who is not tithing will suffer the consequences of curses. But wait a minute! That’s a part of the Old Testament that they say is done away! How can one say that the commandments were a part of the Old Testament which is done away, on the one hand, and then justify tithing on the other since tithing is commanded in the Old Testament?

  Well, I suppose that tithing (money is mammon) is much more important because it makes the churches and ministers rich. The heart of man is covetous and greedy. He can do away with the commandments, which describe what sin is, but when it comes to money, you had better pay your dues!

  I had another conversation with a man one time wherein we were discussing our faith. I told Him about the true names and also that we were Sabbath and commandment keepers. He retorted, “That’s legalism. That’s from the Old Testament. All of that is done away.” About that time my wife drove up, got out of her car, spoke briefly with me and left. As she was getting into her car, he asked, Your wife wears pants? Pants are men’s clothes! Women are supposed to wear dresses. I told him that my wife wasn’t wearing pants designed for men, but rather for women. I wear pants designed for men, she wears women’s pants. I also advised him that if he would check his Scriptures carefully, men did wear skirts in olden times.

  The question is, Where did he find a command against women wearing men’s clothes and men wearing women’s clothes? Why in the Old Testament, of course! “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto Yahweh thy Elohim,” Dt. 22:5.

  Don’t get me wrong. I agree with the tithing principles as well as men wearing that which pertains to a man and women wearing that which pertains to a woman, but once again, the law, specifically the Ten Commandments, describe, dictate what sin is. Paul writes, “Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of the Messiah; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto Yahweh. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Yahweh forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died,” Ro. 7:4-9.

  This is one of those places wherein it is said, Paul’s writings are hard to be understood. Here is another, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before Yahweh. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of Yahweh without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of Yahweh which is by faith of Yahshua the Messiah unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Yahweh; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in the Messiah Yahshua: Whom Yahweh hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of Yahweh; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Yahshua. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the Elohim of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one Elohim, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith,” Ro. 3:19-30.


  What we learn from the Scriptures above is that by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Ro. 7:20).

  The Apostle John declared, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law,” 1 Jn. 3:4.

  The law describes what sin is! Sin is the transgression of the law! What did Paul say happened when we sin? “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Yahweh. To sin is to fall short of the glory of Yahweh. Paul says that when we come to Yahshua in order to have His blood cover our sins, that is for “…the remission of sins that are past!”

  What else does he say? “Do we then make void the law through faith? Yahweh forbid: yea, we establish the law,” Ro. 3:31. What? We establish the law? How can this be?

  When the woman caught in adultery was brought to Yahshua, He was told that she was caught in the very act, “Yahshua went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Yahshua stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Yahshua was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Yahshua had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?” Jn. 8:1-10.

  What does the law read? “And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death,” Lev. 20:10. “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel,” Dt. 22:22.

  Notice that the law says BOTH THE MAN AND THE WOMAN shall be put to death. The Scribes and Pharisees knew what the law said, but they only brought the woman. Their hypocrisy is the same as that of Islam in today’s world. The men are able to seduce the women, but if caught or if the woman gets pregnant, then she must die, but the man walks free. The Scribal and Pharisaical hypocrites were doing the same thing! After all they said that they caught her in the very act. Where was the man?

  After all of the hypocrites were gone, “When Yahshua had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Master. And Yahshua said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more,” Jn. 8:10-11.

  What did He say? “…GO, AND SIN NO MORE!”


  In several instances Yahshua healed many who were sick and afflicted because of their sins. The incident with the man sick of the palsy is a case in point, “And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Yahshua seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Yahshua knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified Elohim, which had given such power unto men,” Mat. 9:2-8. (See also Mk. 2:1-12 & Lk. 5:17-26)

  Then there is the account of the impotent man mentioned in the book of John, “After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Yahshua went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Yahshua saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Yahshua saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Yahshua had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place,” Jn. 5:1-13.

  While it isn’t written in verses 1-13 that the man had been suffering from his sins, nor does it mention that Yahshua forgave him of his sins, verse 14 records, “Afterward Yahshua findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”

  Notice that! He says to sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you! Why is it that most of Christianity overlooks these things? Isn’t it because their ministers don’t understand the truth about the law and sin? Is the reason that they don’t teach it because they don’t understand it? Or is it because they hate Yahweh’s law?

  I have heard many powerful sermons by Christian ministers against sin. But the problem is that they have never defined what sin is. Sin, to them is withholding tithes; men wearing women’s garments and women wearing men’s garments; dancing; drinking; playing cards, etc. But they never address the true definition of sin. Sin is the transgression of the law. (1 Jn. 3:4)


If there is no law then there is no sin. If there is no sin, then we don’t need a Savior. If there is no law, then we each live to ourselves. If Yahweh’s law is done away, then we must obey every letter of man’s law. But the message of the New Testament is that sin is a reality. The reality is that we all have sinned (transgressed the law) and fallen short of the glory of Yahweh. The reality is that we need to be cleansed, healed, saved from our own trespasses, our own transgressions.

  Paul says that we are cleansed for sins that are past. He says that we establish the law (Ro. 3:31). Yahshua told those that He had healed or delivered to go and sin no more.

  The principles of the doctrine of the Messiah is the foundation of repentance from dead works (Heb. 6:1). Again, if there is no law there is no sin. What then, do we have to repent of? We don’t continually lay the foundation of repentance over and over and over again. It says that we are to leave those principles. What that means is that we must go on to perfection in the Messiah. The warning is, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of Yahweh and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of Elohim afresh, and put Him to an open shame,” Heb. 6:4-6.

  Again it is written, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Yahshua, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of Yahweh; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of Elohim, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith Yahweh. And again, Yahweh shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohim,” Heb. 10:19-31.

  Do you get that? If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth. What truth? The truth that our sins (transgressions of the law) are forgiven by the atoning blood of Yahshua the Messiah. We are to sin (transgress the law) no more! If we continue in sin (transgression of the law); if we continue sinning after we have been cleansed in His blood, then there is no more sacrifice for sins. We have done despite to the Spirit of grace. In effect, we have trampled upon the Son of Elohim and blasphemed the Holy Spirit.

  Too many have responded to the call; repented and been baptized, but have been forgetful, not maintaining their walk in the parameters of Yahweh’s commands, nor continuing to grow in the grace and knowledge of Yahshua the Messiah turning back into sin. We greatly grieve because of this.

  It is also very sad that Christianity teaches a repentance and baptism for sin, but does not teach its adherents to continue refraining from sin; at least, the Biblical definition for sin.


  Isn’t it amazing that a person runs around with a sign on his vehicle and posts another in his yard encouraging us to get legal when it comes to firearms? Isn’t it amazing that the so-called supreme law of our land (the Constitution) already declares firearms to be legal and due to illegal, violent use of firearms, our leaders decide to make laws contrary to the supreme law and then encourage us to get legal?

  Of course, this is nothing new is it? Man wants to make Yahweh’s supreme law null and void so that he can institute and substitute his own brand of laws. In other words, “There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,” Prov. 14:12; 16:25.

  We generally and basically have no problem with man’s laws as long as they don’t contradict Yahweh’s laws nor the laws already laid out in the Constitution.

  The question to ask is, Which legality is more important to us? Is it more important to be legal in the eyes of man or in the eyes of Yahweh? The way to get legal in man’s eyes is to obey his laws that he has dictated. The way to be legal in Yahweh’s eyes is to repent of our sins (transgressions of Yahweh’s law), be baptized in the name of Yahshua the Messiah for the remission of sins, receive the Holy Spirit and then under the direction of the Spirit, walk in newness of life. Do you get that? Walk in the NEWNESS of life. The old man walks in accordance with the unlawful, sinful nature. The new man is to walk in newness of life. The Spirit of Yahweh will teach us to establish the law of righteousness, the commandments in our lives. We can’t earn salvation, nor can we earn grace, but we can and should maintain them.

  To be legal is to be lawful and legitimate. The opposite of legal is illegal which would mean to be unlawful and illegitimate. Those who accuse our people of being legalist because they observe the commandments of Yahweh are actually ignorant of the truth about the law, the commandments. It is true that if we walk in obedience with Yahweh’s commandments, we are legalists. But those who walk contrary to them are illegalists. The penalty for sin is death. Which will it be for you? Why not get legal?


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