| Yaschica Ben Y'Isreal
I am thankful for the opportunity to be reborn again in Yahoshua!!
John 3:3 KJV
Yahoshua answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of YHWH.
Before I became fully submitted to the YAHOSHUA, I would hear from others that we can't separate from our sins, but we are just born that way. Saying we are born that way is partly true. Many of us are born into families that are transgressors the law, 1 John 3:4 KJV- Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. We are also born with evil spirits passed through our generations.
Yahoshua answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit of YAH, he cannot enter into the king of YHWH (YAH). John 3:1-6 kjv.
During Hanukkah 2018 (Dedication) this year I did not focus on the foods but more on the rededicating my temple. What things can I clean out of my spirit and daily life? I desire to get to the root of the matter and clean out all bad fruit that is not pleasing to YAH. No, I can't do this on my own, and thankfully that's what the Holy Spirit of YAH does (John 16:13 KJV)!! My part is submission, faith, releasing my sin, & study to allow the change.
Numbers 31:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 Everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: never the less it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
Look at Numbers 31:23 “shall be purified with the water of separation.” What is the water of separation? Numbers 19:9 KJV gives us more detail.
Numbers 19:9 KJV - And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
We must separate from our transgressions. Baptism is the confirmation and a symbolic of washing of our sins. The sacrifice for us is YAHOSHUA, and we are washed clean in his blood.
1 John 1:7 KJV- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of YAHOSHUA his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
We are baptized with water but spiritually in the blood (blood is not literal). We are spiritually cleansed and daily we walk out our salvation. We must go through the separation of sin. After we separate from sin, the blazing trials begin. I once heard someone say, "The first year after baptism was the hardest time for him." He was right because we go through trials and testing by the Yahovah. We will also be tempted to sin by evil.
1 Peter 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire (trials), might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of YAHOSHUA:
Look back at Numbers 31:23 "23 Everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean."
Refinement begins after the separation of sin (Zechariah13:7-9 KJV). We start our separation of sin journey before the water purification. Regrettable, many Baptist churches are pushing for numbers instead of an actual ceremony of cleansing. The baptism doesn't save you or change you but walking with Yahoshua is what transforms us. Walking with him means we have to given up our sins.
We have to separate from our sins If we are seeking real change and the acceptance of our Redeemer. You can not live in and celebrate sin and make it into the kingdom of Heaven (John 3:3 KJV). We must be born again, and that means we are made new. We aren't the person we once were!!
The freedom is to be set free from our sins and stop trying to justify them. Transformation or rebirth is how we know the real power in restoration (Psalm 23:3 KJV). Don't get caught up in the trap of evil that sin is good for the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23 KJV). Perhaps we don't see spiritual death right away we assume a separation from YAH has not occurred. Following the law of YAH brings peace from torment and wholeness that cast out darkness (evil) we are set free in YAHOSHUA! Through Yahoshua we are brought back to YAH!