What is YHVH’s Command? To obey His Commands
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. That’s where He put the man whom He had formed. The LORD God made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden. Genesis 2:8-9 (GW)
The LORD GOD took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to farm the land and to take care of it. The LORD GOD commanded the man. He said, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must never eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because when you eat from it, you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:15-17 (GW)
Where did Man’s Failure Begin?
The snake was more clever than all the wild animals the LORD GOD had made. He asked the woman, “Did GOD really say, ‘You must never eat the fruit of any tree in the garden’?” The woman answered the snake, “We’re allowed to eat the fruit from any tree in the garden except the tree in the middle of the garden. GOD said, ‘You must never eat it or touch it. If you do, you will die!’”
“You certainly won’t die!” the snake told the woman. “GOD knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened. You’ll be like GOD, knowing good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:1-6 (GW)
Note: One person’s [Adam was given GOD’s command] failure resulted in death, and one person’s [Yahshua the Word of YHVH made flesh and dwelt among us) obedience results in eternal life. The name Adam means “man”. Yes, Yahshua was made flesh (John 1:14), and obeyed GOD’s command; and was without sin.
Read Genesis Chapter 3 for Results of Disobedience
How does Man Attain Reconciliation?
Being justified by faith, we have peace with GOD through our LORD Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 (KJV)
Be ye reconciled to GOD, for He hath made Him [Yahushua] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in Him. II Corinthians 5:20-21 (KJV)
Within the Holy Scriptures, it is written, that the “just” shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:14; Hebrews 10:8). How can we attain faith that leads to being justified [approved righteousness Matthew 11:19] and ultimately having peace with GOD? Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of GOD (Romans 10:17) Faith is believing when there is no perception of hope, faith is believing beyond our circumstances, faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith comes by hearing the Word GOD [deeply convicted - Acts 2:27] and hearing by the Word of GOD. The Word is Living and Powerful!!! Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
What must I do? Believe in Yahshua ha Mashiach/Jesus Christ
GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of GOD. This is the condemnation, that LIGHT is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil.
John 3:16-19 (KJV)
Why is it Imperative that we have Faith?
Without Faith, it is Impossible to please GOD.
Without faith in YHVH’s Holy Son, we are already condemned. Believe that Yahshua is the Mashiach [Annointed One] and that He died and rose again so we can live,
Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with GOD through our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the Glory of GOD. We glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation works patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope. Hope makes not ashamed because the Love of GOD is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.
When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly, for scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die, but GOD commends his Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to GOD by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. We also joy in GOD through our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (Until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law). Romans 5:1-13 (KJV)
John, the Immerser’s Testimony Regarding Yahshua ha Mashiach
He [Yahushua] that comes from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth; He that comes from Heaven is above all; and what He hath seen and heard, that He testifies; and no man receives His testimony. He that has received His testimony hath set to his seal that GOD is True.
He whom GOD has sent speaks the Words of GOD, for GOD gives not the Spirit by measure unto Him. The Father LOVES the Son, and has given ALL things into His hand. He that believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of GOD abides on him. John 3:31-36 (KJV)
Read John chapter 8
Then said they unto Him (read John chapter 6), what shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. John 6:28-29 (KJV)
Repent and believe the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD
Repent for the Remission of Sin
Cease to do Evil, learn to do well