Does the Heavenly Father desire for things to be well with you?
Yes He does! He has given us two keys to having things be well with us.
As we saw in Part One, we looked at one of the keys for things be well with us.
Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] promises things will be well with us when we are obedient to the Fifth Commandment — to honour our father and mother. Obedience to the Fifth Commandment is one commandment that comes with a promise of well-being — when we walk in obedience.
There is a second key in the Scriptures, where we find a promise of well-being that comes as a result of obedience.
Let’s consider this very important, and very basic, second key that Yahuwah has appointed as an essential ingredient for things to be well, 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 our life is, for the most part, satisfactory — that our inner-most-being is at rest, and most importantly, we know the blessing and the peace of God!
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 thy God] commanded to teach you, that ye might do them … Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee…. (Deuteronomy 6:1-3)
Thou shalt keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forever. (Deuteronomy 4:40)
We can see in the above Scriptures the key for things to be well, and for things to go well, with us.
The key is that we [that is, Israel, and all those ‘grafted-in’ to Israel (see Romans 11)], — we 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 be keeping, observing, and obeying what is written in The Torah [the first five books of the Bible].
This may be a new thought for some, but consider this: the above instructions are in harmony with what Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] teaches His followers:
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 thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:17)
Yahushua [Jesus] said,… If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
When Yahushua said these words found in the Gospels, there was NO ‘New Testament’ in existence!
What Yahushua was referring to was The Torah, The Prophets, and The Writings! He was referring to what many Believers in Yahushua Messiah know as the ‘Old Testament.’
The Scriptures above teach us two things:
- if we desire the promise of things to be well and of things to go well with us,
- AND 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,
- AND we will seek to keep and observe them — that is, keep and observe those things that are written in the ‘Old Testament.’
The above understanding is what Yahushua meant when He said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
Today’s Present Truth
Abba Father is bringing a new understanding of His Word today. The Present Truth of today — the current moving of the Holy Spirit — is a Restoration of the Hebrew roots of the Christian Faith.
For centuries, many Believers have been taught that the ‘Old Testament’ is not necessary food for our growth in grace and in the knowledge of our Master and Saviour (2Peter 3:18). Many consider the ‘New Testament’ is all we need for our growth in grace.
Yet the Present Truth of the Holy Spirit is bringing among Yah’s people a restoration of the Word of God to our understanding and to our faith! 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 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 word ‘Torah’ means Father’s loving instructions, teachings, and guidelines.
It is in the Torah that we find the instructions, teachings, and guidelines of our Father God. We need to follow and obey the instructions of the Torah if we desire to love Yahuwah, and – if we desire for things to be well with us, and for things to go well with us.
The ‘New Testament’ reveals and enhances much of the teachings in the Torah. 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, just as the noble Bereans did (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 “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 the Son of God, Yahushua Messiah, and by Yahushua’s own blood, that we obtain justification and salvation. By grace alone are we saved through faith, because Yahushua entered once into the Heavenly Holy Place, and obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12).
Obeying the Torah is not about earning salvation, which only comes through grace. Obeying the Torah is about demonstrating our love for God by following His instructions. Obeying the Torah is part of our growth in understanding all of Scripture, and in understanding Father’s plans and purposes.
It is in the Torah where we find the great promises for things to be well, and for things to go well, with us. The Torah teaches us the conditions for these promises.
I certainly have a genuine desire for things to be well, and for things to go well, with me. Do you have such a desire? It begins with our personal love relationship with our Saviour, and our desire to love and obey Him.
He Has Given Us His Grace
If we desire for things to be well, and for things to go well, with us, then we will be tenderhearted to receive the entire Word of Yahuwah, as it is written, and we will walk in it, by His enabling Grace!
Father is restoring the Truth of His entire Word, and the great importance of learning and following the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments of the Word of Yahuwah, the Mighty One of Israel.
It is not hard to do, for He has given us His grace [His divine power], and 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.
May we remember that 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)
First, we can 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 (Exodus 40:34-38, Numbers 9:17-22).
Second, 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 Abba 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, to listen to Him, and to know His Presence, then we will be sensitive and receptive to His Words and His guidance.
By this daily worship, we become sensitive to the indwelling Holy Spirit’s Presence, and thereby open to His Present Truth.
Thy Word Is True From The Beginning
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever. (Psalms 119:160)
This verse teaches us that Yahuwah’s Word, which includes the commandments, statutes, and judgments of Yahuwah, is true from the beginning. ALL of Yah’s Word is good for us! It is holy [set apart as special], and true and unchanging! Just as Father changes not (Malachi 3:6), so His Word changes not!!
What was truth from the beginning remains truth 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 (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 the children of 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 Word, and we will begin to learn His instructions found in the Torah, and begin to obey Him more fully. We will seek to grow, be mature, and honour His Word, with a willing and obedient heart. We can begin with the lifestyle adjustment of keeping Father’s very special, seventh-day Sabbath.
Remember, God gave His commands to us, not to create problems for us but to solve them, not to harm us but to help us. God’s love is in His commands. They are given to save us from ourselves, to save us from evil, to show us the way out of our troubles and problems. – Derek Prince
If we are open and willing, 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
- 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