A way to test godly elderhood is if they lead young believers towards Him and/or His will but avoid elevating anyone or themselves in the Body into a hierarchy (Matthew 20:25-28, Mark 10:42-45, Luke 22:25-27). They will help babes in Christ into maturity along with them (Matthew 10:25, Luke 6:40)
The nine Gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10) can also be called the Tools or Instruments of the Spirit. Through believers, the Master uses them to accomplish His desires. A person can have as few as one or manifest all nine (1 Corinthians 12:11), but the more one has, the more trials one will have to go through to make sure the Tools are used correctly.
Is anyone supposed to achieve wealth and fame by using Jesus’ name or His words? Jesus did not, nor did His disciples. Whenever this topic comes up, the first thing that comes to mind is Matthew 7:21-23.
When the Evangel is being spread correctly, there will be persecution and a drastic change in the society toward the Living Word. Ponder that, those who live in the West.
The Torah represents the physical symbol of the will of the Father. Even given His will, men failed to follow it time and time again. Why? To show that without His implantation of faith, it is impossible to do, let alone know it fully. This is why the phrase “written in your hearts” is repeated throughout Scripture.
The adversary is only dangerous to those who choose to be deceived. To those who seek and trust His will over their own, wisdom and knowledge is the reward.
I do not want judgment to fall, but I understand why it has to. He has to “scatter the sheep” to shake their obsession with the physical out of them and turn their hearts towards Him.
Yeshua did not do away with the Ten Commandments; He gave the spiritual meanings of them, instead. He also did not change what sin was, but taught that through Him it could be overcome.
Faith involves obeying what He tells you, not what you perceive He wants.
Dictionaries define religion as a set of beliefs; the Kingdom of YHWH is an order of directives given by the King of kings Himself, both physically and spiritually. See John 14:15, John 14:21, John 14:23, John 15:10, 2 John 1:6, 3 John 1:3, 3 John 1:4, 1 John 5:3 Religion says, “Do this and be saved.” The King says, “Seek the Kingdom (Me) and be saved.” See Matthew 6:33, Luke 12:31, Luke 13:24 and An Important Rhetorical Question.
The Biblical definition of hope is confident expectation. Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown in the flesh (Romans 8:24-25; Hebrews 11:1 and 7). Hope is a fundamental component in the life of the righteous (Proverbs 23:18). Our hope is aimed towards the spiritual, rather than the physical (Colossians 1:5, Colossians 1:27, 2 Timothy 4:8, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 1 Peter 1:21, Ephesians 1:18). Without hope, life loses its meaning (Lamentations 3:18, Job 7:6) and in death (physical or spiritual) there is no hope (Isaiah 38:18, Job 17:15).