Does the heavenly Father want things to be well with you?
Yes He does! He has given us two keys for things be well with us!
As we examined in detail in Part One, the First Key is God’s promise, as seen in Deuteronomy 5:16, that things will be well with us when we are obedient to the Fifth Commandment — to honour our father and mother!
The Second Key in the Scriptures, where we find a promise of well-being, is a very basic and essential key appointed by Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God]. It is the key for things to BE well with us, and for things to GO well with us.
As stated in Part One, for things to be well and go well with us means that, for the most part, our life, our inner-most-being, is settled and at rest. Most importantly, we know Father’s many blessings upon us!
So, what is this second key? What could we DO for things to be well and for things to go well with us?
Let’s look at the Scriptures.
Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD your God] commanded to teach you, that you might DO them … Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you…. (Deuteronomy 6:1-3)
You shall keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days upon the earth, which Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD your God] give you, forever. (Deuteronomy 4:40)
The above Scriptures reveal the Key for things to be well and to go well.
If we [that is, God’s children, Israel, and all those ‘grafted-in’ to Israel (see Romans 11)], will do two things:
- “observe to do” the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments of Yahuwah Elohim
- “keep” the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments of Yahuwah Elohim
In other words, we will keep, observe, and obey what is written in The Torah.
Perhaps this is a new thought for some. But consider this: the above Scriptural instructions are in harmony with what Yahushua Messiah [the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ] taught:
But He [Yahushua] said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word God, and keep it. (Luke 11:28)
And Yahushua [Jesus] said unto him, … if you will enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:17)
Yahushua [Jesus] said,… If you love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
What Yahushua was referring to in the above verses, was ‘The Torah, The Prophets, and The Writings’! Messiah was referring to what many Believers in Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] know as the ‘Old Testament.’
The above Scriptures from the Gospels and from Deuteronomy teach us two things:
- If we desire the promise of things to BE well and to GO well with us,
- If we desire to follow and love our beloved Saviour,
- We will learn the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments of Yahuwah, the Mighty One of Israel,
- We will seek to keep and observe them – what is written in the ‘Old Testament.’
This is what Yahushua [Jesus] meant when He said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
Today’s Present Truth
The heavenly Father is bringing a greater understanding of His written Word today. The ‘Present Truth’ of today — the current moving of the Holy Spirit — is a Restoration of the Hebrew foundations of the Christian Faith.
For centuries, many Believers have been taught that the ‘Old Testament’ is not necessary food for our obedience to God, or our growth in the grace and knowledge of our Master and Saviour (2Peter 3:18). Many consider the ‘New Testament’ is all we need to obey and grow in grace. This is a sad and damaging twisting of God’s written Word!!
This ‘Present Truth’ among Yah’s children is a restoration of the written Word of God. Our paradigm and our faith is being restored to the correct Biblical understanding!
Yahuwah is moving, by His Holy Spirit, among His people, world-wide, bringing us back to His full, complete Truth — bringing us back to the roots of the Truth of His Covenant. He is calling us to a greater level of maturity and understanding of what it means to truly love Him.
Father’s Loving Instructions – The Torah
As we saw in Thy Torah Is My Delight, the Hebrew word ‘Torah’ means Father’s loving instructions, teachings, and guidelines.
It is in the Torah where we find the instructions, teachings, and guidelines from Father God. We need to follow and obey the instructions of the Torah if we desire to
1) love Yahuwah [the LORD], and His Son, and –
2) if we desire for things to be well and to go well with us.
For things to be well with us, we must begin to truly honour our heavenly Father’s “House-Rules” by observing His instructions regarding His Sabbath days, His guidelines for our diet, and following His calendar of events. These, and other “House-Rules” for Yah’s family, are found throughout the Torah!
The ‘New Testament’ reveals, enhances, and confirms the teachings within the Torah, which reveals the nature and character of our heavenly Father. However, to truly understand the details of the New Testament Scriptures, we must begin to search and learn for ourselves what is written in the treasuries of the Torah Scriptures, the foundations of our faith, just as the noble Bereans did (see Acts 17:10-12).
This is not about Yahuwah’s requirements of “burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.” Our faith must be firmly established in the fact that Yahushua Messiah, as the High Priest of the Melchisedec order (Heb 8:1-6), “offered one sacrifice for sins forever, … and by one offering (of Himself), He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified (Hebrews 10:1-22).
It is ONLY by God’s Beloved Son, Yahushua Messiah, and by Yahushua’s own blood, that we obtain justification and salvation. By grace alone are we saved through faith, because Yahushua, our High Priest, entered once into the Heavenly Holy Place, and obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12).
Obeying the instructions and guidelines found within the Torah is not about earning salvation, which only comes by faith through grace. Obeying the Torah instructions is about demonstrating our love for God by following His instructions! Obeying the Torah is part of our growth in maturity and understanding of the Scriptures, and Father’s plans and purposes.
Our growth in understanding is not a “sit down and let someone else do the work” attitude! Father wants us to grow up! He wants us to walk with Him as responsible sons and daughters, giving Him joy as we mature and grow in obedience to Him.
Our obedience begins with learning His heart for His children. It is in the Torah where we find Father’s desires for His family! It is in the Torah where we find the great promises for things to BE well and to GO well, with us. The Torah teaches us the conditions for these promises.
I have a genuine desire for things to be well, and things to go well, with me! Do you have such a desire?
It begins with our personal love-relationship with our Saviour, desiring to love and obey Him.
He Has Given Us His Grace
If we want things to be well and go well with us, then we will be tenderhearted, willing to receive the entire WORD of Yahuwah, as it is written, without twisting its meaning.
If we truly love Yahuwah, if we are truly a part of HIS family, then we will be willing to make the adjustments and changes to walk according to His instructions, doing so by His abundant, enabling Grace!
Father is restoring the Truth of the great importance of learning and following the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments of the written WORD of Yahuwah, the Mighty One of Israel.
It is not hard to do! But it does require that we ‘dig in’ and study Yah’s Word for ourselves (Proverbs 2:1-5). Father has given us His grace — His divine power! — as well as ALL the things that pertain unto life and godliness (2Peter 1:3).
Let us be yielded and soft-hearted to this ‘Present Truth’ — the restoration of Yahuwah’s Word.
Recall also: the moving of the Holy Spirit among Yah’s people is like the Shekinah Glory Cloud
The Shekinah Glory Cloud (the visible manifestation of the Presence of Yahuwah)
We see this glorious cloud over the Tabernacle, when the children of Israel were in the wilderness. When the Cloud moved, then Yah’s people were to move with it! (See Exodus 40:34-38, Numbers 9:17-22.)
The Shekinah Glory Cloud is also represented by the cloud from the daily burnt offering at the door of the tabernacle:
… a [daily] continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before Yahuwah: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee. And there I will meet with the children of Israel …. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their Elohim. And they shall know that I am Yahuwah their Elohim, … that I may dwell among them: I am Yahuwah their Elohim. (Exodus 29:38-46)
This daily sacrifice speaks of giving ourselves, presenting ourselves to our heavenly Father each day as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him, which is to worship Him (Romans 12:1).
When we present ourselves to Him, to meet with Him, listen to Him, and know His Presence, then we will be sensitive, prepared, and receptive to His written Word and guidance. By this daily worship, we become sensitive to the indwelling Holy Spirit’s Presence, and thereby open to His Present Truth.
Your Word Is True From The Beginning
Your Word is true from the beginning: and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever. (Psalms 119:160)
This verse teaches that Yahuwah’s written Word, which includes the commandments, statutes, and judgments of Yahuwah, is true from the beginning. ALL of Yah’s written Word is good for us! It is holy [set apart as special], absolute, and unchanging! And just as Father changes not (Malachi 3:6), so His WORD changes not!!
What was truth from the beginning remains truth for today as well!
What Father has written for us, from the beginning, is a witness and a testimony of His great love for His children, loving us as any father who has compassion on His children (see Psalms 103:13).
Yahuwah longs for things to be well with us, and for things to go well with us. He has provided guidelines and instructions for His household, and He knows what is best for His children!
If we want things to be well and to go well with us, then we will trust Abba Father’s written Word, and we will learn His “House-Rules” found in the Torah, and begin to obey Him more fully. We will seek to grow up, be mature, and honour His written Word, with a willing and obedient heart. We will begin with the lifestyle adjustment of keeping Father’s very special, seventh-day Sabbath.
Our Saviour Himself lived according to His Father’s “House-Rules.” Since Yahushua is our example, let us therefore seek His grace to follow in His footsteps! (See 1John 2:4-6; Psalms 85:13; Matthew 11:29; John 13:15) This is the Pathway to things being WELL with us!
If we are open to Father’s WORD, and willing to receive His guidance, . . . then we will discover that our loving Creator, Who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, has shown us how to have this amazing blessing —
“that it may be well with you!”
- Please see the companion post: That It May Be Well With You – Part One
- Thy Torah is My Delight
- The Ten Commandments
- The Sabbath Day is a Sign
- Lead Me In Your Truth: Part 1 – The Basics
- Lead Me In Your Truth: Part 2 – The Ancient Paths
- The Cloud by Day, Fire by Night: The Holy Spirit Shekinah Glory Has Moved Again!
- What Your Pastor Never Told You About The Second Commandment
- Was Jesus on Mt. Sinai? Does It Matter?
- The Fountain of the Water of Life
- Seeking God With All Our Heart