Initial steps to the Messiah
Because the Fathers thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:8-9), it’s important to pray that the Father will teach us how to live (Psalm 25:4-5).
The wisdom of this world is considered foolishness in God’s sight.
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. That is especially true in a believers walk. It’s easy to give the enemy an opening, get distracted, tempted or allow him to use his greatest weapon, fear. We need to be clear and always focused on what goal we are trying to achieve.
What is the goal in your life? If you forget it or are not focused on it, you’re certainly not likely to achieve it. One of your key goals should be to develop a personal relationship with the Messiah, and worship the Father in spirit and truth, renounce your sin (and do not do it again) and be baptised.
When people talk of knowing someone, that is different to being friends with someone. Knowing someone may mean that you have heard their name, maybe been introduced once or twice, or seen them at events. But for someone to have really known you, you need to be friends with them. Being friends with someone means that they also know you, and you share time with them, it is a personal relationship. It has time spent together and talk regularly.
To be a believer, we need to develop a personal relationship with the Messiah, we need to spend time in prayer, worship and study. The Messiah spoke of this in Matthew 7:21.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
The importance of the relationship with the Messiah is clearly set out in John 14:16
John 14:6 Yahusha said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen.”
To start your relationship with the Messiah, you first need to trust and believe in the Messiah, In John 3:16 the Messiah set out the requirement
John 3:16 “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul explained this further
Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Master Yahusha and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved.
If you genuinely seek the Messiah, you will want to be obedient to his teaching and keep his commandments. The Messiah advised us to keep his commands.
John 14:15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands……….. 21 “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”………… 23 Yahusha answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he shall guard My Word. And My Father shall love him, and We shall come to him and make Our stay with him. 24 “He who does not love Me does not guard My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father Who sent Me.
So, what are the Messiahs commands? The Messiah did not come to do away with the Torah, in Matthew 5:17, the Messiah said
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete.
18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one yod or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done. 19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens. 20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.
The Messiah has called you to follow his commands set out in the Ten Commandments starting in Exodus 20:1. But we are called for more than that. The Messiah set out in Matthew 22:35
Matthew 22:35 37 And Yahusha said to him, “ ‘You shall love Yahuah your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the first and great command. 39 “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.”
The Torah also sets out our salvation plan through the “Appointed Times”, also called the “Feasts of Yahuah”. The Messiah and his disciples and the early believers kept these times, and you should remember them. Pages on this web site set out the Spring and Autumn Feasts, so there is more detail there that you should study.
The Messiahs sacrifice fulfilled the Spring Feasts, he is our blood sacrifice for the remission of sins, so blood sacrifice is no longer required. We always remember the Messiahs sacrifice on Passover Day, His interment in the Earth during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and His offering of himself to the Father on the Feast of First Fruits. The Autumn Feasts are yet to be fulfilled, and that is the Messiahs second coming. Study these in the Old Testament as these set out the Fathers salvation plan.
The Messiah can open your eyes, just the same as he did for the beggar at the pool of Siloam, the Set Apart Spirit can teach you new values, and the Father can write His words on your heart. After meeting the Messiah in prayer, seeking forgiveness, and receiving the Set Apart Spirit, you will see the world around you differently. You will see and understand what you never saw before as the Scriptures open to you.
The last moment before death is not the point at which you should be led to repentance. The Scriptures sets out the steps you must take. How prepared are you now to face judgement? Do you have unresolved issues, have we accepted the Messiah as your personal Saviour?
If you are prepared to turn from sin, seek the Father and Messiah with all your heart, then contact us, we would be delighted to speak and pray with you.