John1:9 He was the true Light, which enlightens every man, coming into the world.
John1:10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Yahuah, to those believing in the name Yahuah,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the desire of flesh nor of the desire of man, but of Elohim.
See above in verse 12 – Belief in or acceptance of Yahusha as the promised Messiah earned the believer what? Eternal life? That is not what we are told there. What we are told is the belief in Yahusha as the promised Messiah earns us the “AUTHORITY TO BECOME”. We earn the opportunity, we are given a chance by Yahusha to obtain eternal life.
“Believing in the name ‘Yahuah'” – believing is making the choice to follow, and to follow or to claim as one’s god, is to seek out, study and do as your god says to do. In the case of Yahuah, He has given His Words, which is better translated as His ‘instructions’ for life. That is why Yahusha refers to Himself as “the life”, because He embodies the commands of His Father and is subsequently is the life of those Words.
Our Father, if you follow Him, is a celestial being beyond anything we can imagine. His way is perfect in a manner of perfection that we cannot measure. He is complete without us, yet chose to make us. He gave us His attributes but created a hell for those who use those attributes to disobey His commands. Sin is the transgression of His commands. Disobedience therefore necessarily means hell for the disobedient. Even one single act of disobedience breaks the glass and down we go.
But this God is merciful. Does He choose to be merciful, or is He merciful because He is perfect, and perfection includes mercy? We cannot know, because we cannot define ‘perfect’ in a celestial sense except by using the word ‘perfect’ to describe itself Therefore, perfect is perfect, whatever that means. So whatever Ani does is necessarily the ideal action to apply. But based on what? Perfection.
What we are not given, according to scripture 12 above, is ETERNAL LIFE. We are given the opportunity to obtain eternal life. There is a big difference, don’t you agree? The authority too become saved.
Remember, ‘Whosoever believeth in Him’ means whosoever follows Him in the Way. Believing IN something or someone means much more than believing ‘that‘, such as believing that fire is hot. When we believe in someone as our god, we follow that god. We obey and live as taught to live. Hence – Torah. Most Christians, who constantly say they “believe IN Jesus”, never do what Jesus did. That is why many of them wear the bracelets that have “WWJD” on them. It is because most Christians do not have a clue what would Jesus do.
But He tells us plainly that He only does the Will of Ani. “I only do the Will of Yahuah/my heavenly Father, who sent me.”, Yahusha says. So the Pastors say “I wonder what Jesus would do?” And the Christians say “What would Jesus do?” And Jesus says “I ONLY do what Yahuah says to do.”
The blind will never see. Natsarim were blind until Ani opened their eyes. He chose the Natsarim. We did not choose Him, regardless of our prayers and study. It was HIM.
John1:14 And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only son of a father, complete in favour and truth.
John tells us that the Word was from the beginning, and that the Word is Yahusha. What is the Word? The Word can only be the Commands of Yahuah, for there is no other word of greater authority. And where are the commands of Yahuah? In the Torah, which is the first five books of Holy Bible.