The falling away was falling to idols and that thing is going on in the church today. Look at this video, how many crucifixes do you see behind you…even in the window behind the curtain…looks like little crosses lined up there. For what? The cross is symbolic of death…so Yahushua was killed there; however where in the word does it say to worship the cross….the power is in the resurrection.
Paul says in Philippians “What is more, I even count all to be loss because of the excellence of the knowledge of the Messiah Ha Mashiac my Master for whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them as a refuse in order to gain the Messiah, and be found in Him not having my own righteousness, which is of the law (of the law meaning those things done found in the law), but that which is through belief in Messiah, the righteousness which is from Elohim on the basis of belief, to know Him, and the ((((Power of His resurrection)))), and the fellowship of his suffering (which are suffer altogether by man), being conformed to his death (dead to sin…those things written in the commandments), if somehow I might obtain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already received or perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Messiah Ha Mashiach has also laid hold of me.”
We have to hear this word. Death is at the cross (sin)…walking a way from the cross is life.
The church is not in the building, so whether they keep it (the cross steeples) or it stays the message (((should))) go forth. What is it for…it is a death trap. Those crosses were in the movie exorcist too, and the demon didn’t go anywhere. In fact, even now the demons do not tremble at the cross they tremble at the word (James 2:19). It is the word of Yahuwah which saves and binds up. He says, bind on earth and it is bound in heaven, loose on earth and it is already loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:19). Hence, the cross on the church and the cross on the wall is someone elses thinking…the word saying “and be found in Him not having my own righteousness.”
Collecting crosses, on the church, in the church, in your ears, on your neck doesn’t make one righteous.
Tee shirts, banners, glow in dark signs, is not saved. I don’t care how you cut it…it is idolizing self. A sin.
The cross is not power to resurrection, it is the miracle that once dead, death could not keep him…the cross is not fore issue it is the purpose of it. It was used to kill, but Yah’s plan woke him up.
Watch: My Pastor Rebuked me in public
- Will the Deceptions of Easter Celebrations be righted before the Lord’s Return? Part I (spyghana.com)
- What Does the Resurrection have to do with me? (blessedaaron08.wordpress.com)
- N.T. Wright lectures on the resurrection of Jesus: did Jesus rise from the dead? (winteryknight.wordpress.com)