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Though many of you call me James, my real name is Jacob
Every Idle Word
Yeshua said:“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36 KJV).
Brother Of Yeshua - Light Of Yeshua
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The modern Christian Church neither believes the Bible or the words of Yeshua/Jesus! In the manner of the Sadducees and Pharisees who Yeshua condemned as blind guides, Christians today cling to manmade doctrines and traditions -- and reject the Pure Word of God. Why? Fundamentally because they can't understand the Bible while they continue to live a lifestyle in harmony with the philosophy and culture of this world, and embrace the thinking of carnal men.
Christians do not believe the words of Yeshua: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36 KJV). Because they are unable to come to terms with the meaning of these profound words, they simply toss them out and ignore their implications! How can we be saved through faith and belief, and yet be held accountable for every idle word. Moreover, what constitutes an idle word?
Christians do not believe the warning of Jacob/James when he said: "If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless" (James 1:26 NKJ). If we are saved through faith and belief, then why is our religion useless if we fail to bridle the tongue?
Christians do not believe the words of Paul when he commanded: “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5 NIV). How are we to make every thought obedient to Christ? How can we be saved by faith and belief, apart from works and actions, and yet we are required to have total control of our thoughts and mind? Is such a thing even possible?
Christians are perplexed by the words of Jacob/James when he said that a follower of Yeshua had to “…bridle the whole body” (James 3:2 KJV). What does it mean to bridle the whole body? Isn't it enough to have faith, believe, go to church, and praise the Lord?
Christians reject the words of Paul when he wrote of the necessity to: “…beat my body and make it my slave...” (1 Cor 9:27 NIV). Why would the believe have to beat their body? What does it mean to make the body a slave? What does this have to do with being saved by faith?
Christians reject the commandment of Paul that the followers of Yehshua must: “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV). How do believers even begin to put their earthly nature to death? If we are saved by faith apart from works, deeds and actions, how can believers be required to attain to such standards of lifestyle.
fanatical requirements make no sense:
verses are rarely used today, because they represent concepts that would be
considered extreme and fanatical from the perspective of both believers and
non-believers in our modern-day culture.
In fact, everything in our present-day society has been engineered by
what the Apostle calls the god of this world, to inhibit the fulfilling of these
necessary ingredients in the process of the next stage of birth that the Bible
states is absolutely necessary if we are to enter into Life.
Are these requirements fanatical, as most people who call themselves Christians would believe today? Or do they represent the essence of Yeshua's teachings that are necessary to bring about the spiritual transformation of the prodigal son-believer who are actively seeking the Kingdom of God (Matt 6:33). The problem is that Christians have been so alienated from the essence of the Gospel by their adoption and adherence to manmade doctrines, that they don't even know that they must seek the Kingdom while still alive in the body (see Gate Of Eden).
Walking in TheWay and becoming a disciple of Yeshua is a matter of choices. Every word we speak -- every thought we entertain -- every choice we make -- brings us either nearer or farther from the Kingdom within us (Luke 17:20-21). And perhaps more importantly is the reality that each of our steps in TheWay are taken incrementally, and the direction and position of each incremental step is predicated by the preceding step. This fact is especially seen in the example of when Paul warned the believers in First Corinthians that the baptized and committed Christians of whom it was said by Paul: "For in him you have been enriched in every way-- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge--because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed" (1 Cor 1:5-7 NIV) -- that Paul warned that they were yet too carnal to perceive the Mysteries of God, and they would look upon the deep things of the spirit as "foolishness" (1 Cor 2:14) -- and that to these believers who were enriched in every way about the "testimony of Christ", Paul warned that: "Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-- mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready" (1 Cor 3:1-2 NIV). Let me also add a little from my personal experiences -- i.e., the people to whom Paul was speaking was not near as carnal and ill prepared to perceive and comprehend the Mysteries of God as is the materialistic Christians today whose thinking has been molded by government schools and our modern television and entertainment media. Moreover, the "wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed" makes reference to that experience when the disciple has picked up their own cross, and the "narrow door" within them is opened, and they are able to sit at the feet of the Master and be personally taught by the "one rabbi and teacher"!
As we pray to understand these Mysteries that Paul speaks of -- Mysteries that were beyond the comprehension of the baptized and confirmed believers -- we must come to terms with their nature! To understand the problem of why Paul could only speak to these believers who were in every way enriched as "babes in Christ" -- and yet, were unable to perceive anything beyond the "milk" of the Gospel -- we must first recognize exactly what the modern church is beseeching the Lord to give them? In their prayers they are requesting the Lord to totally restore within their minds the Spiritual Gospel of Christ spoken of by Paul in the second and third chapters of First Corinthians -- which is the Mysteries of God which the Bible states Jesus revealed only to his disciples and chosen followers. To put the prayers of modern believers in a proper perspective: Every Christian who beseeches the Lord today to enlighten their understanding, is in fact asking to see and hear “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB). What Christians today beseech the Lord to give them in their prayers and supplications, then, is the very pearl of great price that the fourth century Pagan church threw away. Moreover, if the modern believer is not ready to open their minds to the minor mysteries that I write about on my web sites which are intended to assist in the spiritual restoration of the teachings of Jesus known as TheWay, how then will they ever open their minds to the profound Mysteries of God that the Apostle says would appear as “foolishness” to the Christians who are of the simple faith?
Results of Choices: What this means is that the Christians of the simple faith are not presented with the same choices -- and neither do their choices bear the same fruit -- or bring about the same results -- as those who have walked in TheWay and become mature Disciples of Messiah/Christ. Babes in Messiah/Christ cannot simply fulfill the words of Paul and “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV) and instantly undergo the process of spiritual transformation where we fulfill the mandate at Matt 5:48 to be as "perfect as our Heavenly Father is Perfect"! Thus, picking up one's own cross and walking in the footsteps of the Master of TheWay, must be accomplished incrementally. From a biblical perspective, the great majority of believers are presently what Paul refers to as the people of the simple faith who have been nourished by the "milk" of the Gospel -- and it is important that your thinking be transitioned one step at a time --i.e., "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ). If, then, you desire to know the Mysteries of God that could only be revealed to those who were taught privately "in the house", then you must begin the journey in TheWay one step at a time -- understanding that you will be nourished by each succeeding concept in the exact order they are presented to you in accordance with the choices you must make in your life. In his Epistle to the Trallaus the first century Overseer of Antioch named Ignatius who was himself a disciple of John, writes to the people of the simple faith whose minds have not yet been prepared to receive what the Apostle Paul referred to as the Mysteries of God, and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”. Of the Mysteries of God, Paul himself wrote to the congregation at Corinth: "...in paradise, [he] heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)" (2 Cor 12:2-4 TLB). Thus, that those who are permitted to gaze upon the higher spiritual reality of man cannot convey what they see in words that carnal man will comprehend, and are not even permitted to speak of their experiences to others, is the thought expressed by Paul with respect to those who are still of the simple faith when he warned: "And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know" (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ). If, then, in your desire for the Higher Christian Revelation, you jump ahead, and circumvent the process of learning and revelation, you will only inflict damage upon yourself -- being unprepared to comprehend the higher concepts of the teachings of The Way.
What choices have you made today? Do you cling to Church doctrine, or do not believe the words of Yeshua when he said: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36 KJV). If we will be required to give an accounting for every idle word, then our walk in TheWay will be judged by the choices we make each and every day of our lives. The Apostle Paul commanded us to “prove all things” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV)! Every day we are presented with choices that can lead us in TheWay, or the broad-way of self- destruction. Every day we are confronted with conflicting doctrines of belief, moral and lifestyle choices that we must make. If it is true that we will be held accountable for every word we speak, and every thought we entertain, then what we do with the choices in life that are presented to us is of a profound importance.
The Ten Words: There are 10 words that were altered from their original context in the New Testament that have the power to re-establish the essence of the teachings of Yeshua which was known as TheWay. These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered in order to make it support the doctrines of the Pagan Roman/Greek world. These 10 words further demonstrate that the essence of the teachings of Yeshua has little in common with the Christian religion today. In fact, these 10 words are to Christianity what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth! What have you done to prove if these 10 words are valid? So long as you fail to embrace the reality of these 10 words, you cannot be a disciple of Messiah/Christ.
The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination. So long as you fail to seek the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21) by entering through the "narrow gate", you cannot be a disciple of Messiah/Christ.
The Evil Of Voting And Politics: While it can be said that all government and politics is corrupt, it must also be realized that there are degrees of evil that we much sometimes choose from. In the time of Hitler and pre-Nazi Germany, most Christians closed their eyes to the holocaust of the Jews. Others embraced Hitler and his diabolical killing regime. Only those who actively opposed Hitler were making the proper choices. Speaking of the children Yeshua warned: "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones" (Luke 17:2 KJV). Those who offend or stumble a child, will bring the severest of judgments upon themselves. In the The Didache (a.k.a. "The Teaching of the Apostles), which was used by the first followers of Yeshua, these words are found at Section 2.2: "...thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill them when born..." In the first century writing known as the Epistle of Barnabas it is stated: "You shall not kill either the fetus by abortion or the new born." In the words of the Church Father Tertullian: "...we are not permitted, since murder has been prohibited to us once and for all, even to destroy ...the fetus in the womb. It makes no difference whether one destroys a life that has already been born or one that is in the process of birth... For us [Christians] we may not destroy even the fetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter when you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to birth. That is a man which is going to be one: you have the fruit already in the seed."
So what is your choice? The Didache warns at 5:1-2: "The Way of Death is filled with people who are...murderers of children and abortionists of God's creatures." And while you may not yourself abort a fetus, in the manner of those who supported Hitler, at present there is a political party that is the champions of the holocaust of the unborn! They call it a woman's right to choose death for first her unborn baby, and then herself as a murderers of children and abortionists of God's creatures." It you therefore believe the warning of Yeshua that you will be judged for every word, how much more will you be judged if you vote for the political party that is responsible for the holocaust of the unborn?
Yeshua/Jesus did not come to promote belief in the Messiah/Christ - neither did he come to promote the worship of Messiah/Christ - Yeshua/Jesus came to teach the people TheWay to become Messiah/Christ, and fulfill the vision of a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation of Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Disciples who are set aside for the service of the Most High God that Yeshua taught was the Father of all of mankind. The path of TheWay could not be walked by many Jews because they were carnal in their perception of the Law (Torah), and could not use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom. In like manner, the majority of the Roman and Greek followers who were too Pagan to embrace the teachings of Yeshua, were not interested in a life of genuine change and spiritual transformation, so they made Jesus their God so they didn't have to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay. Thus, the Church itself betrayed and crucified Messiah/Christ when it immersed itself in the way of the heathen, and worshiped the messenger instead of imitating the pattern and example that Yeshua set as the required standard for all those who called upon the name of the Lord. The Good News is that once you understand and are willing to live in accordance with the Original teachings of the New Covenant, the Promise is that you will Know the Truth for yourself as you are permitted entrance into the Kingdom within you (Lk 17:20-21).
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
|The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.|
|The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!|
|The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.|
|The Light Of Yeshua And The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.|
|TheWay of the Nazirene Rings HomePage: This is the Ring Home page of TheWay of the Nazirene. It will provide you with a listing of all the Nazirene Rings, and a brief description of the importance of walking in The Way and entering the Kingdom of God before physical death occurs. Come visit and learn the essence of the teachings of Jesus/Yeshua that were lost by the institutionalized church.|
|The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!|