Paul tells us this in Galatians 3:7: “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abram.” In Galatians 4:28, Paul adds this: “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was are the children of the promise.” Also notice what Paul tells us in Romans 9:8: “That is, they which are the children of flesh, these are not the children of Yahweh: but the children of the promise are accounted for the seed.”
Who is the seed? Paul answers this question in Galatians 3:16: “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Messiah.”
Once again we see a pattern at work. There is a heavenly reality and a physical representation of that reality. Just as I have written before about the physical Levitical priesthood, there is also a spiritual priesthood, The Order of Melchizedek. There is also a physical seed and a spiritual seed. The fleshly seed represents the physical descendants of Abram who are not called to be in the better resurrection when the Messiah returns. The spiritual seed represents the 144,000 saints that will be resurrected and who will return to the earth with Messiah.
The better resurrection requires that the saints be in a spirit- form. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:50 that: “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of Yahweh.” This first resurrection is the resurrection of the seed of Messiah. (Romans 9:8) When the saints are resurrected, they will see Messiah like he is and they shall be in a spirit- form like he will be. (I John 3: 2)
The next resurrection after Messiah’s return is the White Throne judgment, which will occur after the 1000-year reign of Messiah. However, that resurrection is of the flesh. It will include all mankind not resurrected in the better resurrection and all those conceived since the creation of man. The saints must judge those in the White Throne judgment before they can be transformed into spirit beings. Messiah has empowered the saints to judge all angels and mankind on his behalf. The Father gave all judgment to Him. (John 5: 22) He then has the saints perform the actual judgments on his behalf. (1 Corinthians 6: 2-3)
Yes, you are going to be resurrected! Which resurrection do you find the most interesting? Is it the better resurrection where you are in spirit -form and will not face any further death? How about the next resurrection where you will be in the flesh and must face the possibility of going into the lake of fire?
Is this your choice? Actually, the Father does all calling. (John 6: 44, 65) It is Messiah who does the choosing. (John 15:16) Remember, what we are told in Matthew 20:16: “for many be called, but few chosen.” We don’t know how many are called for the better resurrection, but we do know that only 144,000 overcome.
What role do you play in this process of being called? The Father must first call you. Should you receive that call, you must accept it. Should you reject that calling, you will not be in the first resurrection. Should you accept the calling, you must first be baptized in the name of YahwehShua.
The decision to be baptized means that you are willing to leave your comfort zone. What is your comfort zone? This zone includes your family, friends, and really all of society outside of your brethren. You will find it difficult to be accepted in “normal” society. You must be willing to be different and endure the suffering, persecution and rejection that will result from your decision. Paul confirms this in Acts 14:22: “we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of Yahweh.”
Do you seek the kingdom of Yahweh? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to be in the kingdom of Yahweh? You must be willing to endure tribulation and suffering which is not easy. The reward is amazing but not easily obtained.
Who else was called to leave their comfort zone and follow Yahweh? That would be Abram, later called Abraham. We are told this in Genesis 12:1: “Now Yahweh had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee.”
Do you wish to become a child of Abraham? To do this you must have the faith of Abraham and leave your comfort zone when called. (Galatians 3:7) Baptism is the gate through which you must pass to begin your journey. Your baptism must be in the name of faith, YahwehShua.
Baptism in the human name is not acceptable to Father Yahweh. He will not give his Spirit at baptism unless you are baptized in the name of faith, YahwehShua.
The name, YahwehShua, is not found in the Bible. The human name is there to be found. The inherited name, YahwehShua, must be revealed and that revelation comes only from the Father.
When Abraham was called, he was not told exactly where he was going. He didn’t have a map with a clearly defined trail. He demonstrated his faith by beginning the journey despite the vagueness of the destination. The only map we have is that which is found in Acts 2:38: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
When you read that verse in the King James Bible, it does not say in the name of YahwehShua. Rather, you will find different names. It could be Jesus Christ, Yahshua or any other understanding of what Messiah’s human name was. You must have the name of faith that was inherited after the resurrection of Messiah. (Hebrews 1:4) Paul explains what faith is in Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” You cannot find this name on your own. It must be revealed by the Father. It is only with the revealed name, the name of faith, that you are able to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This act of faith will allow you to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That spirit is freely given by the Father to those who choose to be baptized in the name of faith. That name is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. However, the Father’s spirit is not sufficient for being raised in the better resurrection. You must have the spirit of Messiah. (Romans 8:9) The Father’s Spirit is given, but Messiah’s Spirit is formed over time.
How does one receive the required spirit of Messiah? It is not given, but formed. (Galatians 4:19) The Spirit of the Father plants the seed of the Spirit of Messiah in you at the time hands are laid upon you. (Acts 8:18) Throughout the rest of your human life that spirit must continue to form, and then be fully formed when you die. This is a mystery that has been revealed to the saints. That mystery is Messiah in you. (Colossians 2:27)
To be one of the 144,000 saints, you must have the spirit of Messiah fully formed in you at the time of your death. You can only receive this seed through baptism in the inherited name of faith, YahwehShua.
To receive this seed, you must be willing to leave your comfort zone. Yes, you must be willing to endure tribulation and suffering. (Romans 8:17)
What kind of suffering and tribulation are we talking about? To be obedient to the Commandments of Yahweh, you must be willing to keep the seventh day Sabbath, the holy days, fellowship with your brethren, help build the body of Messiah, keep the 10 Commandments and learn to love Yahweh and your brethren. Being obedient will result in your being alienated from what is considered normal society. This includes your family and friends. You will have a limited job choices, limited social opportunities, and limited choices of marital partners. You will also abstain from unclean food, and draw close to Yahweh daily through prayer and study. Your life must be one of obedience. That is how the seed of Messiah will grow within you. It must grow and not be quenched.
The apostle John has a lot to say about keeping Yahweh’s Commandments and loving one another. (1 John 3:23) A study of 1 Corinthians 13 is a very worthwhile study for understanding true love. (agape)
Yahweh’s calling can be very challenging. For example, review the Messiah’s encounter with the young rich man in Matthew 19:16-23. A young man asked Messiah what he had to do to have eternal life. Messiah gave him the correct answer, but the young man rejected his guidance. A calling from the Father will require inconvenient changes. Yahweh has known you from the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4) Yahweh knows you and believes in you. You must believe in yourself and Him!
It can be very intimidating and even scary to consider the path to eternal life. But Yahweh tells us he will not leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) He will not tempt or challenge us beyond what we can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13) The young man was not willing to trust Messiah. Abraham was willing to trust Yahweh. What about you? If you are reading this, do you wonder what is required of you to have eternal life?
Recently someone who encountered our website commented that they were blinded by the light from the website. This comment caused me to remember Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus who was blinded by the light surrounding YahwehShua. When his eyesight was restored, he was baptized and accepted the commission given him by Messiah.
I wonder if this is your opportunity to receive a commission from Yahweh? I am ready and willing to discuss this possibility with you. I am here only to give guidance to those Yahweh is calling. As an elder of the Light of YahwehShua, I also am available to prepare you for baptism and perform a baptism as well. You have no obligation to me, only to Yahweh.
You have a very important consideration before you. Are you willing to join Abraham and the other saints in leaving your comfort zone? I too have had to make the same decision. I did not have the kind of help that I am offering you. But Yahweh allowed me to learn how to find eternal life. I have earned my knowledge through many painful experiences. However, I am willing to freely give you the benefit of my experience. Yahweh has allowed me to have the knowledge and desire to share with anyone who wants to know how to have eternal life.
Please study this website. Pray to Yahweh for truth and contact me with your questions. May Yahweh guide you. May you be able to leave your comfort zone and successfully find eternal life.