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No true discipleship can ever emanate from compulsion. by elated177: 11:15am On Jun 25, 2019
El Elohe Yahshrael!

Luke 9:51-56 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Master, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

What manner of spirit are you of?

There is no compulsion in the matters of salvation. Choosing to be saved or not to be saved is not by force. Eternal life in the kingdom of our Father in heaven is not by force.

You do not have to hate or fight anyone for not being a member of your church, congregation, denomination or even religion. If you are sure - if you are one hundred percent convinced - that the path which you have chosen, the path you are traversing is the right path and that it will lead you to eternal life, then rejoice and continue. Why bother yourself by hating or fighting another person who does not believe in or share your confidence?

All you can do is tell others about this path, but in love and respect. It is solely up to such persons to listen, accept and follow that path introduced to them or not.

John 6:41-45 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, 'I am the bread that came down from heaven.' They said, 'Is this not Yahushua, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, "I came down from heaven"?' Stop grumbling among yourselves,' Yahushua answered. 'No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: "They will all be taught by YHVH." Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.

Ultimately, if you are on the path of righteousness of YHVH of Hosts - Yahushua the Messiah - it is he who will draw people to himself. The only role any servant of Yahushua the Messiah has is to share the glad tiding. The Father causes the seed planted to germinate, take root and grow or allow it to wither. It is only those who are not sure of the path they are following - do not have confidence in what they believe - that fight or hate those on different paths.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

As the Master Yahushua the Messiah, said, there are two gates: the narrow gate and the wide gate. Each gate leads to a path completely different from the other. Each person must choose the gate they want to follow. It is a personal thing, as can be seen in the Scriptures below.

Matt 11:28-30 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'


John 8:42-47 Yahushua said unto them, If Elohim were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Elohim; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of YHVH heareth YHVH words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of YHVH.

And again,

John 15:20-21 Remember what I told you: "A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

Anyone who is of YHVH of Hosts - who has the Spirit of the Father in heaven in him - will listen to him and obey his Word, Yahushua the Messiah.

John 8:47 Whoever belongs to YHVH hears what YHVH says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to YHVH.

Anyone who is of the devil will follow the devil's instructions and ignore the instructions of the Father in heaven.

John 8:43-44 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

There is no compulsion.

Each person should maintain their believe and conviction till we all appear before the judgment seat of Yahushua the Messiah. Again, those who believe they are on the right path - the path of eternal life - carry on and let others who are of divergent views or believes be.

It's only a person who is not sure of his believes that resorts to hostility due to frustration. Surely, doubt, in most cases, leads to frustration and frustration, when fully grown, results in hostility. But it doesn't have to be. The Light can take away every doubt, darkness or frustration and bring knowledge.

The truth is a bitter pill to swallow to most people. They have developed sheer hatred for the truth. If, on this basis, they decide to fight those who disseminate the truth of YHVH of Hosts, they will choke on it.

I am just a messenger.

El Elohe Yahshrael! Hallelu Yah!
Re: No true discipleship can ever emanate from compulsion. by elated177: 12:31pm On Jun 26, 2019
Deut 18:19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.

John 12:47-50 If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.

Yahushua the Messiah will never send anyone to kill in his name or because of his teaching.

Lev 20:22-24 Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out. YOU MUST NOT LIVE ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMS OF THE NATIONS I AM GOING TO DRIVE OUT BEFORE YOU. BECAUSE THEY DID ALL THESE THINGS, I ABHORRED THEM. BUT I SAID TO YOU, 'YOU WILL POSSESS THEIR LAND; I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU AS AN INHERITANCE, a land flowing with milk and honey.' I am YHVH your God, who has set you apart from the nations.

Deut 9:4-5 After YHVH your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, 'YHVH has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.' No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that YHVH is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, YHVH your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Matt 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

There is no compulsion in religion.
Re: No true discipleship can ever emanate from compulsion. by elated177: 10:55pm On Mar 26
Strict obedience to the Ten Commandments of YHVH of Hosts is the only thing that can bring peace in this world. Every other thing man tries in that regard - attempt to bring peace in this world - will fail. The Creator of all things, man and animals, has given his Word.

The Ten Commandments of YHVH of Hosts bring about equity, justice and fairness. True peace depends on those three, mainly, at least. Any peace that exists without those three key factors, is not really peace. The environment where such peace exists is hovering over a truckload of dynamites.

It is obvious the world has no regard for the Creator and his Word, his Ten Commandments.

To the saints, the greatest wisdom and knowledge you will ever come across in this world can only be found in the Scriptures of YHVH Almighty, our Father in heaven.

The Scriptures of our Daddy in the Sky constitute the only manual we need to traverse this world. They contain the compass we need to navigate this crooked and perverse world.

The Word of YHVH Almighty, our Father in heaven, is the Bread of Life.

We must not forget this.

As we draw closer to the second coming of our Master, Yahushua the Messiah, the attack on our very foundation, the Ten Commandments of YHVH Almighty, will increase. The kingdom of wickedness knows what obedience to the Ten Commandments does to it. The evil one and his servants know that the authority of the saint lies in obedience to the Ten Commandments of our Father in heaven, which is Yahushua the Messiah himself.

It is this obedience that sets the saint apart as the temple of YHVH Almighty, where he and his Son, his Word, live by his Set-apart Spirit.

May YHVH Almighty, our Father in heaven, continue to give us guidance through his great and awesome Spirit in us.

El Elohe Yahshrael! Hallelu Yah!

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