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“if he had known me, you should have known my father also: and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him.”
Here Yahushua is telling us that if we know him we know our heavenly father. If we had seen him (have seen him) we would also have seen our heavenly father. Trust this seems a little strange but let me give you an example that may help.
Have you ever known someone who’s child seems to be their twin? By this I mean not only in looks, but inhabits mannerisms. When I look at my eldest son, whose father died when he was just a child, I see his father in him. I see his smile, his eyes, and his heart. I can see a physical resemblance and although different they are similar in looks. I think what surprises me most sometimes if he has many of his father’s mannerisms, these not being learned but apparently inherited. A look, the way he stands, even sometimes the way he shrugs or waves, are reflections of his father. And when he looks at his own child I see his father’s eyes and his father smile.
Those people who never met his father are seeing his father in him, even if they don’t know it. Were they to study him a little they would also be able to understand the person his father was. In this way I suppose I have a little bit more clear understanding of this passage.
By knowing the son, Yahushua, we can also know the father. By seeing the example Yahushua set for us, through his life and teachings, we see the love our heavenly father has for us. We can see his power, and his justice. We can also see these things when observing nature. We see how he cares for the wild animals by providing them food and shelter, and how he provides clothing for the beautiful flowers full of color and scent. We have to but look at the world he made for us to see him and everything before us.
Yes, our Bible allows us to see the heavenly father through his only begotten son Yahushua. And he, our heavenly father through his son, has made us a promise. Sometimes I wonder why anyone would wish to refuse the gift of grace. There is no gift on earth that money can buy that is its equal. There is no thing on earth they can offer what our Savior offers. The cost to us is so small, yet so difficult sometimes to pay. We should always remember that there is no thing that we suffer on earth that our Savior did not suffer first.
I believe we are in the final season of man’s and Satan’s time on earth. The doors swinging shut, and I can only pray that you can make it through before the doors are closed and locked forever. Turn to your Bible, study the word of our Lord, our heavenly father, and his only begotten son, Yahushua, so that you too may count on the gift of everlasting life in God’s kingdom.
Written and Published by Barbara Cagle
“Yahushua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me.”
Many churches teach that once we are saved there’s no going back. This is not what the Bible tells us, in Hebrews 10:28 – 29, ” 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 God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Some churches teach that it is our good works, service in the name of our heavenly father and his son, or our tithes, that will assure us a place with the Christ. And some churches teach us (as with Catholicism in ancient times, that we could buy our salvation) that our salvation is dependent on our success.
Unfortunately, these church bodies, much as with those of old as spoken of by Christ when he addressed the Sadducees in the Pharisees, have built their teachings on false traditions and pagan worship which has been assimilated into what we call Christianity.
As we witness events unfolding which appear to point to the prophecies of the end times as foretold in the Bible, we are reminded that our heavenly father promised that no hidden thing would remain hidden. We are seeing an unprecedented return to biblical teaching, and disclosure of a forgotten history.
When Yahushua said that he is the way the truth and the life, we should trust that this word from the son of God in heaven, is truly the only way we can triumph over our physical death, and be assured of everlasting life in heaven.
It is often difficult to put aside the traditions we were raised with. The Bible also tells us that God winks At those who worship him in ignorance, but once we learn the truth we are obligated through our love for Christ, to follow his word and his teachings and not to turn aside those things which are true in favor of those things we have only believed to be true through the traditions of man.
While no one can truly know the day or hour of our Savior’s return, we can know the season, and we are now witnessing the signs that the season is upon us. Now is the time to seek out the truth, put aside the traditions of man, and turned back to our Lord and Savior our heavenly father and his only begotten son, for he truly is the way, the truth, and the life. We have no hope of returning to our heavenly father except by clothing are self in the promises of Christ, Yahushua. I urge you to seek for yourself the truth that is revealed in the Bible and to put aside the pagan traditions that we’ve inherited so that you too can join The Shepherd’ s flock.
Written and Published by Barbara Cagle
John 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
If we look back a couple of chapters to John 11:27 and 28, Yahushua says “my sheep hear my voice, and I’ll know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Of course most people know John 3: 16 “for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe is in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Many times through example and words Yahushua taught the disciples, as well as others, that he was their shepherd. And like a flock that follows their shepherd, they would know that their safety in her future lie with him. In the book of Daniel chapter 3 verse 25 it tells us that “the form of the 4th is like the son of God.” And in Hosea chapter 6 verse 2 we are told “after 2 days will he revive us: the 3rd day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
Yes throughout the old and the New Testament we are told of prophecies and through the word of Christ that we should not fear death if we believe in him. Where did he go? Certainly he returned to the father, God the heavenly father. How can we know the way? By following the teachings that he left us. Remember 2nd Timothy 3:15 – 16 tells us “and that from a child die cast Noah the holy Scriptures, which are able to make the wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Yahushua. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Thomas should have known where his teacher was leading him, but he doubted. This is where we get the term doubting Thomas. Later he would not believe the Christ who returned until he put his finger in the holes that were left from the crucifixion. In this way Thomas becomes a lesson, a lesson that we should all heed. We are told that Christ returned to heaven to prepare the way for us. If we believe in him even though we have not seen him, he promises that through our love for him, demonstrated by following Our Father’ s commandments, serving others by loving all others as we love ourselves, we shall have a place with him, in heaven, in the house of our heavenly father, YHWH (Yahowah).
In John 13:36 Yahushua explains that while we cannot “follow me now;” we will “follow me afterwards”. This assures us that if we arm ourselves with the teachings, and examples of Christ, and trust in him and his promise, we will join him.
Who do you follow? Do you follow money, some well-known personality, other gods and idols, your own lusts and passions, or do you put your faith in something that will remain after all these things are gone? As we watch the signs prophesied in the Bible concerning the time of our Savior soon return, we are reminded that our time grows short. We do not know when the doors shall close and we shall be locked out, as in the parable of the bridesmaids and the lamps. Today is the best day to make your decision. Will you follow our Savior?
Written and Published by Barbara Cagle
continuing our study of John
Please understand that these posts are only my interpretations. You may,in your study, reach different conclusions. That is between you and your creator.
This is a bit confusing isn’t it. We have been reading John 14, and so far not much is said about where He is going. Well, not really. Let’s take a quick look and verse 2. Ah He is going to His Father’s house / a place with many rooms (mansions). Hum…must be something like a huge condominium complex, big enough to hold thousands upon thousands of residents.
So, we know where He is going. Oh, He? He is Yahushua, the Christ, only begotten Son of the Living God, Yahowah, just in case you were a bit lost. (See John 1:1-3 from March 1-3).
Anyway, so, we know where He is going and we are supposed to follow after HIM. “…and the way you know” this implies we are to follow, right? Something like, I’ll meet you there?
Perhaps it is like going to meet someone who goes ahead to rent or buy a house in another distant location. We perhaps consult a map, or use a GPS system, so we can find our way, meeting them there.
So you might say, ‘Well then, where is the map?’ Well, the map is the New Testament. The Old testament is sort of like the road rules. Like, for example, in most Florida cities you can turn right on a red light after a complete stop. In some states you cannot. If you travel, you may have at some time been stopped for making this turn and either ticketed or perhaps just warned. A seasoned traveler usually will acquaint him or her self with such ‘rules of the road’ as may apply to them in their travels.
In the same way, our Creator, Yahowah, gave us a road map, (rules of the road) and a guide (His son) to help us reach His mansion (to return home).
But perhaps you are like many who think you can make the trip alone, without directions. Usually these people end up lost, wasting travel time, or paying tickets. Many times tehy end up retracing a route, sometimes a couple of times, before getting back on track. (No offence, and not to ‘typecast’ or exhibit ‘gender bias’ but most women will concur with this concerning their male partners who notoriously seem unable to stop for directions…).
So, we know where He, Yahushua, went, and we have a map to get there and the rules to keep us on the road as we travel. Then why are so many getting lost? Simple really, they simply fail to ask for the directions and if they do, they usually don’t follow them.
What are the directions? ”…He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in HIM…” Also from a later chapter of John, 3:16). Yahushua tells us that whosoever believes in HIM, loves HIM. that the person will not only believe but in love of Him they will follow the ‘law’ (rules of the road) and love one another as themselves (yield to others int he roadway as you would want them to yield to your crossing).
The ‘rules of the Road’ are the commandments of Yahowah, all of them, not just the ones that we think are important (like a stop sign in the middle of nowhere, we may run it because we think it is of no consequence).
I don’t know about you, but I figure that the signs I am seeing are telling me that I better get on the road, and follow the directions if I want to arrive at the Father’s House. What about you? Are you on the right road? Are you following the directions and the rules of the road, or are you driving in circles wondering what went wrong.
I pray this post helps someone somewhere discover the truth of the Creator’s message for themselves. Bless you.
written and posted by Barbara Cagle
Continuing our study of John Chapter 14
Consider again the example of preparing for a visit from someone special (see Mar. 2). You wouldn’t go to an empty house, set everything in order, and then leave, knowing your special friend or family member was due to arrive? Of course you wouldn’t. You would be waiting, with open arms and a big smile. They made it!
In this verse Yahushua is telling us that he will be waiting in His Father’s Mansion for us, with open arms. He will ‘receive you unto’ Himself. What a joy filled thought for we who believe this promise and His promise of salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life.
Imagine being able to walk and talk with our Creator, and His son, as did Adam before the fall from grace! Yes, it can be a difficult vision for us to embrace, but think of it this way.
You are a young adult and go off to college, leaving behind all that you know and the loving care of your parents. You are on your own, making your own choices. You stumble, perhaps make some, shall we say, not so wise choices, and struggle in the world for chichi you may not be fully prepared. Then you graduate, and it is time to go home. How do you feel? Elated would probably be a fair emotion to consider, for no matter how old we are, there is always comfort in the arms and homes of our parents.
In a similar way, we were created by our heavenly Father in heaven, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb…(Jeremiah 1:5 speaking to the prophet). Accepting this is true, it would hold for all people. So our Father formed us BEFORE we were conceived in the womb.We were ‘sent out into the world’ at conception (like a newborn in a crib, protected and loved, yet not able to take care of themselves) and entered the world at birth, as a small child. Just as a child is sent into the world when we send them off to school
And like that child, our Father is there to watch over us and protect us. He sends our ‘big brother’ , his son, Yasuhua, to be with us, yet he stays in the background until we call on him. The big problem arises when we decide we are ‘to big for our brother or parents’ and we go off to seek our fame and fortune. We make our own choices.
Do you choose to turn to your Father and ‘Brother’ for help? As you would to your parents? If you don’t then you are sure to stumble through the world. Perhaps you will find your fame and fortune, but only at the sacrifice of your relationships with others, with your heavenly Father and His Son.
Perhaps your choice is to forego belief and rely on your own devices. You do not see a Creator, let alone an invisible ‘myth’ called the Son of God. OK, well, that is your choice. But I put it to you this way…
I would rather have it (the love and support of my heavenly Father and the promises of His Son) and not need it (as in there is not really anything after we die) than to need it and not have it (as to find out not having it means there is an eternal life and I missed out because I decided not to have the Father and His Son watching over me).
So, will you make a choice? The time is coming to a close and soon it will be too late. Those who choose not to believe will be locked out of the Kingdom of Heaven forever.
I pray you will make a decision that will allow us to meet one day in the Mansion of the Father.Bless you.
written and posted by Barbara Cagle
Continuing our study of John Chapter 14
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Imagine for just a moment that you receive a message from a dear friend or family member whom you have only talked to, but not seen in years, that they will be in town and wish to stop to see you.
What do you do? You “Prepare a place for” them, don’t you. You make sure the house is clean, things are put in their proper places, and food is prepared or ready to be prepared (or perhaps you make arrangements to go out to eat). You may even prepare a guest room or other accommodations to entice them to stay longer. Oh, how we prepare! Do you think your father and HiS son would do any less for you?
Yahushua tells us that He is going on ahead to prepare a room in His Father’s mansion for YOU! His honored new resident, not just a guest. He is waiting, watching for you to arrive.
Just as we might watch out the window for our visitor to arrive, in expectation. Should we not, as would our visitors, also make preparations? Perhaps they bring old photos to share, or their best dish to share in a meal. Or perhaps they only bring big smiles and a hug.
Do you not think that when we go to be with our Father and HIS son in heaven, we will be smiling, because we have prepared. Our preparation involves BELIEVING, Following the laws of the Father (the commandments) and loving Our Heavenly Father, His son, and all other we meet.
The real difference is only that the best plans and intentions of man/woman are at the mercy of worldly things; jobs, transportation, finances, and time. With this promise from Yahushua there are no stumbling blocks, unless we put them there ourselves.
Are you creating your own barriers, or stumbling blocks by looking beyond the Word and teachings of our creator, listening to the ‘imaginings’ of men? Are you allowing the choices you make and the cares of the world to get between you and eternal life in your Creator’s mansion?
I pray that you look now to your heart and make a decision. Follow Yahushua and the Heavenly Father , YHWH, or face the world alone, with no hope of cashing in on the promises given.
Time is getting short. The time to decide is upon you. I hope our Heavenly Father blesses you and that Yahushua finds your heart.
Written and posted by Barbara Cagle
“And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast . . . And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:4-6, 8, KJV)
This prophecy, recorded in the last book of the Bible, is a revealing look into the very near future. It establishes that the final conflict between the forces of Good and the forces of Evil will be over worship.
These videos will help explain more fully. These are not the only resources one may find, But I found them reliable and in line with other research I have been doing. I pray these teachings will be helpful as you seek the Creator, Yahowah.
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath | Part 1
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath | Part 2
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath | Part 3
Bless you who follow the word of our Father, Yahowah.
The first day of every lunar month is New Moon day. New Moon day begins at dawn on the day after conjunction.
New Moon was a time of consecration. It was a time for rejoicing over the blessings of the previous month and dedicating oneself to the Creator for the upcoming month. While the seventh-day Sabbath prohibited any cooking (meal preparation was to be done the day before) New Moon days were a time of thanksgiving when families would get together for a fellowship meal. (See 1 Samuel 20:5-7, 18, 24-30.) Anciently, people who fasted for an extended period, never fasted on New Moons.
This video is a good resource to learn about the New Moon Days.
Interested in following the Worship days of God? Download this Free application. Quick. Easy. and it will keep you informed of the Creator’s calendar and the days He set aside for rest and worship. (Note: I am not affiliated with this app or the site offering it, however I am using it and have found it safe).
The Sabbath is for all people throughout all time. In the new earth, all the saved will join with the family of heaven and still keep the Sabbath holy.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,” says . . . [Yahuwah], “So shall your descendants and your name remain. And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says . . . [Yahuwah]. (Isaiah 66:22-23)
I hope you find this helpful. Bless you all.
Throughout the month of March I will be looking at the book of John in the New testament. My sister mentioned that she had a desire to memorize John 14 for this is 2014. I thought that would be a good focus for a study so I have broken it into some manageable sections that I will be looking at. I pray this study will bless you for it explains Jesus and His word, and love for us.
Please keep in mind that the name of God is not Lord, that is a title. The name of God is YHWH pronounced Yahowah and His only begotten son is called Yahusha. It was changed, or mistranslated throughout the bible. I will be posting some information on this shortly.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.(KJV).
What does this passage from John mean? On the surface it simply means not to worry because we believe in God as well as the Christ, Yahushua. But if we look at this a little bit more deeply it will help us to understand the omnipotence of our Creator.
Let not your heart be troubled… In other words be without fear. Do you know that the concept of being without fear appears 365 times in the Bible? Broken down this means that every day of each year we are told not to live in fear. So why is that?
For those who believe in a single Creator,Yahowah (God), we begin to understand as we walked through the Bible with Yahushua and yet Yahowah as our teachers, that there is nothing on or in this earth that can threaten our relationship with our Savior, unless we choose to allow it to do so.
The Bible tells us that we are more precious than the birds of the air or the flowers in the fields. Why then should we not expect our Creator to feed us and clothe us, just as he does with the animals? But we are only flesh and blood and of carnal minds, therefore we allow the worries of this world, and the pursuit of riches and pleasure, to overshadow our relationship with our Creator.
John 14:1 tells us that if we believe in God the creator, Yahowah,.we do not have to worry about anything. He will provide all we need, and then some because through HIS son we are also assured eternal life with the Father, Yahowah, in heaven.
Personally I can say that being relieved of worry over things like food and shelter,and not having to fret about things I have no control over anyway, is a JOYFUL release. That is not to say I do not have some concerns from time to time, but for me it is more a matter of ‘talking about them to the Father, and trusting in the promise of HIS son, and then letting go. I am living proof that all things come out for the best when we trust in Our heavenly Father.
What about you? Do you need to let go of the troubles of the world that plague you? Are you worrying needlessly over things you cannot control. Have you done all you can do? Perhaps it is time to turn to your heavenly Father and HIS son for help. After all, it is, ultimately, your choice.
Bless you and Have a wonderful, worry free day.
written and posted by Barbara Cagle