The Relationship Between
Faith, Grace, and Atonement
1 Corinthians 13:10 Explained
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
One of Satan's (source
of human nature) greatest achievements, if you can call
deception an achievement, is the complete misunderstanding of
the relationship of Faith, Grace, and Atonement. This
deception is so complete that even some of YHVH's Elect have trouble
with it, and all have had to overcome it. However, once
you understand the beauty of YHVH's "Plan of Salvation," you
will never again be satisfied with the false explanations given to
mankind by Satan's "Mystery Religions".
Now Faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of
things not seen.
2 For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
True Faith comes
in many ways, but it only comes to those who have the special
attribute or ability to Love GOD (YHVH), and
to Love their fellow man (or woman), as
prescribed by 1 Corinthians
13:All . YHVH (The
GOD of True Love) has always known this fact, and
because of this fact, He based Salvation itself on our ability
to express "Selfless Love". What better way for "The
GOD of Love" to replicate Himself in His children!
True Faith may
come as per Hebrews 11:1-2, as explained by Romans 1:20 (Revealed
in the nature of Creation) or by the hearing
of the Truth (words of YHVH) from
the gospel of Messiah Y'Shua, as explained by Romans 1:16-17. In
all cases it is YHVH who is ultimately responsible for revealing Himself
to those who are capable of believing, in as much as, He
has revealed Himself through the Nature of His creation to the whole
Romans 1:16-17, 20
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Messiah
Yahshua, for it is the power of GOD to Salvation to everyone
who believes (the Truth or
Gospel and is psychologically or Spiritually changed); to
the Jew first (historically speaking),
and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is revealed a righteousness of GOD from faith to
faith. As it is written, "But the righteous shall
live by faith."
18 For the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all unGODliness
and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth through unrighteousness,
19 because that which is known by GOD is revealed in them, for GOD revealed
it to them.
20 For the invisible things of Him since the creation of the world
are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that
are made, even His everlasting power and divinity; that
they may be without excuse.
Therefore, the basis of True
Faith came from YHVH Himself, and
not of ourselves; but faith alone needs direction for without
proper guidance faith can be expressed improperly, as in the
case of idol worship or self-worship. Regardless, there
were men (and women) of old who found True
Faith in YHVH (Abel,
Enoch, Noah, Moses, Job, Abraham, King David, King Solomon, Isaac,
Jacob, Rahab, and more).
Paul, a servant of Messiah Y'Shua, called
to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of GOD,
2 which He promised before through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures (Tanakh),
3 concerning His (First
Born human) Son, who was born of the seed
of David according to the (natural
way of the) flesh (purely
4 who was declared to be the (first
Spiritually reborn human) Son of GOD (of
many to come) with power, according
to the Spirit of Holiness (Love), by
the resurrection from among the dead, Messiah Y'Shua our Lord (under
5 through whom (according
to Messiah's teachings) we (the
apostles) received Grace (from
YHVH) and Apostleship, to Obedience of Faith among all the
nations, for his name's sake.
6 Among whom (according
to Messiah's teachings) you are,
also, called to be Messiah Y'Shua's (brothers
So then, why did Messiah Y'Shua come into existence if Faith could
be found without him? See Hebrews chapter 11 (The
Elders lived by Faith). ANSWER: Yahshua's
life had a three fold purpose, and that was to make the Path
to Salvation through the "Gospel
of True Faith" more available (Spiritually
or psychologically obtainable) to
the whole world, and to become both an "Atonement
for Sin", and the "High
Priest" of the Atonement for all that
would believe in the "Gospel
of True Faith" as given by his example
Hebrew 2:17 Therefore
he (Messiah Y'Shua)
was obligated in all things to be made (not
remade, but begotten from flesh) like his
brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful High
Priest in things pertaining to
GOD, to make Atonement for
the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he
is able to help those who are tempted (because
of the experience).
Note: YHVH cannot
be tempted with evil, nor does He tempt anyone with evil. Therefore, Messiah
Y'Shua, being tempted and having suffered temptation, cannot
be GOD! To see a further explanation Click
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation (tested
by evil), for when he has been approved, he
will receive the crown of life, which the LORD GOD promised to those
who love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, "I am tempted
by GOD," for GOD can not be tempted (tested) with
evil, and He Himself tempts no one (with
14 But each one (flesh and
blood) is tempted (tested), when
he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
So what is the "Gospel of True Faith," that some men
of old found and Messiah Y'Shua taught? It is simply "The
Meaning of Life," which ultimately expresses itself as
True Love for YHVH and for our fellow man.
36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in
37 Yahshua said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your
GOD with all your heart (Spirit), and
with all your soul (physical
life), and with all your mind (Intelligence).'
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor
40 The whole law and the prophets depend (are
built) on these two commandments."
However, YHVH has specifically defined Love as Obedience
to the Spiritual Intent of Torah (every
word that proceeds from His mouth); which
was originally condensed into the Ten Commandments (of
Love), and was (later) further condensed
into the Two Commandments of Love by Messiah. Messiah Yahshua
did not come (into physical
existence) to do away with Torah, but
to bring it into the fullness of its Spiritual intent.
17 Don't think that I came to destroy the law (Torah
or Commandments) or the prophets (prophecies). I
didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill (Bring
it into its Spiritual Greatness).
18 For most assuredly, I tell you, until heaven (universe) and
Earth pass away, not even
one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass
away from the law (Spiritual
Intent of Torah), until all things
are accomplished (The Atonement
is made complete, and YHVH's Kingdom is on Earth).
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when that which is complete has come (Millennial
Day of Atonement), then that which is
partial (Grace and Faith) will
be done away with (no longer
'The Elders' (Men and
Women of Old) expressed it very well
through their obedience through steadfast True
Faith, and it was accounted as Righteousness (received
Grace or Favor in YHVH's eyes); And because
of their steadfast True
Faith, YHVH Favored them over
all others. This is why their physical seed
became YHVH's physically "Chosen People," (to
provide a physical example of a Spiritual Truth), and
those with "True Faith" are
becoming the Spiritual Seed of Abraham, and inheritors of the
Spiritual Promises. However, No people, other
than those with "True
Faith," will receive "Grace" (find
Favor) and ultimately become the Children
of YHVH on the Millennial "Day of Atonement!" No
Other People! It is not enough to be the physical seed
of Abraham; for even Abraham needed "True
Faith" to find Grace.
Hebrews 11:13 These (the
Elders) all died in faith, not having
received The Promises, but having seen them and
embraced them from afar (as
a foreshadow of things to come), and
having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Matthew 6:33 But seek
first GOD's Kingdom, and His (YHVH's) Righteousness (perfection
through Love); and all these
things (Promises) will be added to you.
very "First Resurrection" unto
eternal life (for mankind,
including the Elders) will occur just prior
to the Millennial "Day of Atonement" at the Millennial "Sound
of the Last Trump," as pictured by
the Sacred Seventh Month (symbolic
Sabbath Millennium) of Tishri, during
the Millennial "Rosh Hashanah" (Feast
of Trumpets), and the Millennial "Yom
Kippur" (Day of Atonement).
Doesn't it make more Spiritual and logical sense that YHVH would observe
the symbolism that He established within His Sacred Year Calendar; Resurrect
everyone together at the sound of The Last Trump, and give those (who
remain in His good Graces at the end of their physical life) a
complete pardon from sin(Atonement);
Not one at a time, but ALL AT THE SAME TIME, immediately
after or at the First Resurrection to Eternal Life? But Satan
(human nature) would have you to believe otherwise, for in so
doing Satan can cloud the issues of 'Life after death,' Faith, Grace, Atonement, obscure
the identity of the Anti-Messiah, and introduce false doctrines
and pagan traditions (Trinity, "Once Saved Always Saved," Xmas, Easter, etc....
For how can we understand the meaning of the
First Appointed Son of GOD, if we believe that we all go to Heaven
when we die? For Messiah Y'Shua is referred
to as the First Appointed Son of GOD (First
of the First Fruits), only because he
was the very first human ever born that was resurrected from among
the dead to receive the promise of eternal
life; not because
he is GOD himself (he is not), as Satan would
have us to believe, but also, to make mankind believe that it
is impossible to become perfect, so don't even bother to try, thereby
denying the greater majority of mankind access to YHVH's "Grace".
How can we discover the deception of "Once Saved Always Saved," if
we aren't aware that Grace does not save us, but
is only a "Conditional Promise of Salvation" (a
probationary amnesty) based on bearing fruit
unto Righteousness? See "Grace."
How can we know that the Atonement was
only begun with Messiah's ministry on
Earth which culminated on the cross, and will not reach complete
fulfillment until after the process of the perfecting of the Saints
takes place, and not before? For if the pardon
from sin takes place prior to our perfecting, then what will
we do if we sin before we die? YHVH's Holy Scripture has never
taught by word or by example that The
Atonement for sin was for future sins, but
only for past sins! Therefore, the Atonement MUST occur last on
the Final Day of Atonement!
Matthew 26:28 for
this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out
for many for the remission of sins.
word "Remission" does not mean instantaneous; it
means over a period of time. And this Period of Time reaches
its pinnacle on the "Day of Atonement" that occurs
at the beginning of the Sabbath Millennium after "The Resurrection
of the Dead" at Messiah Y'Shua's "Second Coming." This Period
of Time was and is necessary for two reasons: (Ephesians
4:12) <1> For
the Perfecting of Saints, and <2> The
time required to develop or build up the size of the "Body
of Yahshua" (Yahshua's
Spiritual Assembly or Bride).
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are many more!
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of Evil masquerading as Good!
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A Further Explanation
Matthew 4:1 (NOTE: Only
a physical human being can be tempted by physical pleasures or
(1) Then Yahshua (a
physical human) was led up by the Spirit
into the wilderness to be tempted (Strong's
# 3985, PELRAZO means tested) by the devil.
13 He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted (Strong's
# 3985) by Satan. He was with the wild
animals. The angels ministered to him.
Luke 4:1-2, 12-13
(1) Yashua, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan,
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness
2 for forty days, being tempted (tested) by
the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they
were completed, he was hungry.
12 Yahsua answering, said to him, "It has been said, 'You
shall not (TRY TO) tempt (Strong's
# 1598, EKPETRAZO means to test thoroughly) the
LORD your GOD.'"
13 When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed
from him for awhile.
was not speaking of himself in verse 12, but speaking
about following Satan's test that he (Yahshua) should
So far, we have an evil spirit (source
of mental anguish) attacking and testing
a physical human being with physical temptations. YHVH is not
physical and therefore, cannot be physically tempted.
Even if a human or spirit tried to tempt Him. Additionally, since
YHVH is the SOURCE of all physical creation, HE cannot be tempted
by HIS own creation. Especially the temptation of GREED, and Yahshua
was, also, tempted by GREED in the form of power or authority.
Since YHVH ALREADY HAS ALL Power and Authority, it would be impossible
for Him to receive more; Especially by serving Satan.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (YHVH
cannot be tempted, and for this reason can give us a way to escape)
13 No temptation has taken you but such as man can bear. GOD
is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what
you are able, but will with the temptation make also the way
of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Hebrews 2: 17-18
17 Therefore he (Yahshua) was obligated in all things to become
like his brothers (experience temptation), that he might become
a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to GOD,
to make atonement for the sins of the people (based on personal
18 For in that he (Yahshua) himself has suffered being tempted,
he is able (BECAUSE OF HIS EXPERIENCE) to help those who are
SINCE WHEN DOES YHVH NEED
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE? YHVH is all knowing!
THEREFORE, Yahshua is NOT YHVH. EXCEPT in
Holy Spiritual Mentality. In other words, they are of LIKE MIND.
But then so are all true worshippers.
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