Gene Benjamin II
ONE FAITH ONE SALVATION
ONE FAITH ONE SALVATION
Genesis 15:6 HRB “And he [Abram] believed in Yahweh. And He counted it to him for righteousness.” Abraham is saved by faith, just like you and I are today. Yeshua as much as said so in Matthew 8:11HRB “But I say to you that many will come from east and west, and will [in the near future] recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven.” On the day that we are able to recline in the Kingdom with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we will know we are truly saved. Until that day, we expectantly believe, by faith, that event will happen in the future. Not only do we get saved by faith, but we also live our daily lives by faith: Habakkuk 2:4 HRB “Behold, the soul of him is puffed up and is not upright; but the just shall live by his faith.”
Psalm 51:16-17 HRB “For you [Divine Ones] do not desire sacrifice, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17The sacrifices of Elohim [our Divine Creators] are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim [Divine Ones], You will not despise.”
Micah 6:8 HRB “O man, He has declared to you what is good. And what does Yahweh [our Divine Creator] require of you, but to do justice, and to love grace, and to walk humbly with your Elohim [Divine Ones]?”
Ezekiel 36:26-27 HRB “And I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.” This salvation was experienced by all the Old Testament saints including, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and David, etc.
1 Corinthians 10:1-4 HRB “And I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the Sea. 2And all were baptized to Moses in the cloud, and in the Sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food. 4And all drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual rock following, and that Rock was Messiah.” Who did Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel and David believe in, trust in, by faith? Messiah!!
Hebrews 11:1-3; 6-10; 24-28 HRB “Now faith is the substance of things being hoped, and it was the substance of things that have come to pass, and the evidence of things not having been seen. 2For by this the elders obtained witness. 3By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the Word of Yahweh, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that already appeared. . . 6But without faith it is impossible to please Yahweh. For it is right that the one drawing near to Yahweh should believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. 7Being divinely warned by Yahweh about the things not yet having been seen, moved with fear, by faith Noah prepared an ark for the salvation of his house; through which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness according to faith. 8Having been called out by faith, Abraham obeyed to go forth to a place which he was going to receive for an inheritance; and he went out not understanding where he went. 9By faith he resided as a foreigner in a land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise; 10for he looked forward to a city having the foundations of which the builder and maker is Yahweh. . . 24Having become great, Moses by faith refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25having chosen rather to suffer affliction with the people of Yahweh than for a time to have enjoyment of sin; 26having counted the reproach of Messiah greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; and endured as if beholding Elohim, who is Invisible. 28By faith he made the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, that the one destroying the first-born might not touch them.”
I hope you don’t doubt Moses was saved. He appeared from glory with Elijah and talked with Messiah. Mark 9:2-4 HRB “And after six days Yeshua takes along Peter and Jacob and John, and leads them into a high mount apart, alone. And He was transfigured before their eyes. 3And His clothes became shining, very white like snow, so much that the sons of men are not able to make this white. 4And Elijah with Moses was seen by them, and they were speaking with Yeshua.” Moses and Elijah may not have their resurrected bodies yet, but they certainly are living in a glorious place today! Hebrews 11:39-40 HRB “And having obtained witness through the faith, these all did not obtain the promise, 40Yahweh having foreseen something better concerning us, that they should not be perfected without us.” Read the entire Book of Hebrews.
Our Hebrew brethren were blinded temporarily by Yahweh, so salvation could come to the Gentile nations. Romans 11:8, 11, 15 HRB “even as it has been written, “Yahweh gave to them [the Hebrews] a spirit of slumber, eyes not seeing and ears not hearing” until this day. (Isa. 29:10; Deut. 29:4). . . 11I say, then, Did not they stumble that they should fall? Let it not be! But by their slipping away came salvation to the nations, to provoke them [the Hebrews] to jealousy. . . 15For if their casting away is the reconciliation of the world, what will their restoration be, except life from the dead?” Romans 11:23-24 HRB “And those also, if they [the Hebrews] do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in. For Yahweh is able to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut out of the natural wild olive tree, and against nature were grafted into a good olive tree, how much more these being according to nature will be grafted into their own olive tree?” Read the entire Book of Romans. Gentiles and Hebrews are all saved in the same, or like manner, by grace through faith in Yeshua our Messiah! Romans 2:28-29 HRB “For it is not the one who is outwardly a Jew that is the real Jew, nor is circumcision that which is seen in the flesh; 29but he is a Jew that is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit, not literally; of whom the praise is not from men, but from Yahweh.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV “But Yahweh said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For Yahweh does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.”
Yahweh and Yeshua’s goal is to preserve both Hebrew and Gentile believers. Luke 5:33-39 HRB “But they said to Him [Yeshua], Why do John’s disciples fast often, and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but those close to You eat and drink? 34But He said to them, You are not able to make the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them. 35But days will come, even when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then in those days they will fast. 36And He also told a parable to them: No man tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and places it on a used garment lest the new is torn from the used and makes a worse hole in the used. 37And no one puts new wine into old skins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will be destroyed. 38But new wine is to be put into new skins, and both are preserved together. 39And no one drinking old wine immediately desires new; for he says, The old is delicious.” Romans 11:28-29 HRB “Indeed, according to the good news, they [Hebrews] are enemies toward you [believing Gentiles], but according to election, they are beloved for the sake of the patriarchs. 29For Yahweh does not withdraw His free gift and His calling.”
Hebrew believers were looking forward by faith to what Messiah Yeshua would do in the future on the execution stake. Gentile believers today look backward in time by faith to what Messiah Yeshua has already done on His execution stake. Through Yeshua’s completed work on the execution stake in 30 AD, both Gentile and Hebrew believers receive forgiveness of sins, salvation of our souls, and the righteousness of Yahweh. We were justified before Yahweh at the very moment Yeshua died on that execution stake. We now await our glorification and immortal bodies at the rapture/resurrection of all the saints, Old and New Testament, soon to occur on a planet near you. Humbly receive your Savior today, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ.
Gene Benjamin II
November 29, 2013 AD