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   And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: and I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me, Jeremiah 32:39-40.
   In Chr-stendom and other world religions, there are those who teach that salvation has many paths, saying, just as long as one has a moral character, all is well. The Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists all have people with moral character, by worldly standards beyond reproach or scrutiny.
   But what does Scripture say on the subject? Are there many paths from which one may choose, or are the many doctrines, rooted in lies, made to deceive the wandering soul?

Of Ways and Gates
   And they have turned unto Me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them], yet they have not listened to receive instruction. But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by My Name, to defile it, Jeremiah 32:33-34.
   Having one heart to serve Yahweh requires determination, being proactive in rendering faithful service to Elohim. Such service requires a humble heart of submission which seeks to do His will, not just knowing what His will is, but actually doing His will (Phil. 2:13).
   For example, one may know that the seventh day Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and ends at sundown Saturday, but having this knowledge is of no value unless he observes it. This service is evidence that he fears Yahweh. For faith without works is dead, being alone (James 2:17).
   The proverbs of Solomon have this to say regarding the fear of Yahweh:
      The fear of Yahweh [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction, Proverbs 1:7.
      The fear of Yahweh [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate, Proverbs 8:13.
      The fear of Yahweh [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death, Proverbs 14:27.
      By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of Yahweh [men] depart from evil, Proverbs 16:6.

   Moreover, Psalm 111:10 reads, The fear of Yahweh [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [His commandments]: His praise endures for ever.
   Having one’s heart (mind or intellect) set on doing Yahweh’s will – not being drawn away by the lust of the flesh or catering to itching ears that are ever learning but never grasping hold of Scriptural Truth (2 Tim. 3:7) – is the only way that leads to the redemption of one’s soul and hence, salvation. Scripture says, it is the narrow way that leads to everlasting life and the Master makes this distinction:
   Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it, Matthew 7:13-14.
   During Yahshua’s trial before Pilate, the governor asked, “Are you the King of the Jews?”(John 18:33) Yahshua answered, “My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence,” John 18:36.

You Get to Choose
   Israel of old had rejected Yahweh as their Sovereign, and also His priests who spoke His Word and gave direction. They wanted a king like other nations, and petitioned Samuel, protesting that he was old and that his sons did not walk after his manner and therewith, demanded that he make them a king like all the nations (1 Sam. 8:5). Likewise, in a parable, Yahshua spoke concerning Himself as a nobleman who would receive to Himself a Kingdom of a people who protested, “We will not have This Man to reign over us” (Luke 19:14).
   Nevertheless, Yahshua is the Way, the Truth, the Life, that leads to LIFE, and none can come to the Father but by Him (John 14:6).
   Again, it is important to know which path to follow, for there is salvation in none other Name (Yahshua) given under heaven among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). Two paths: one broad, where anything goes and leading to death; the other narrow, disciplined leading to everlasting life.
   “Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth [is] Mine: and you shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation ...” (Exod. 19:5-6).

   We are not to look to the politics of the day – blowing about like a tempestuous wind – for guidance, but rather with boldness, enter into the Holiest Place by the blood of Yahshua consecrated for us, a New and Living Way; through the veil, that is, His flesh, with Him having been made a High Priest over the house of Yahweh (Heb. 10:19-21). Therefore,
   Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having out hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water, Hebrews 10:22.
   In another time, Jeremiah recorded this witness against Yahweh’s people, that they had committed two evils. They had forsaken Him, the Fountain of Living Waters and instead, hewed cisterns, broken cisterns that could hold no water (Jer. 2:13).
   But now, the Lamb in the midst of the throne shall lead whosoever will, to Living Fountains of Water and there, Yahweh Elohim shall wipe away all tears from their eyes (Rev. 7:17) – hence, His invitation:
   And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let him that hears say, “Come.” And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the Water of Life freely, Revelation 22:17.
   Will you fully trust in Yahweh and walk in Yahshua - the Way Yahweh has provided? Or will you be like the rebellious, who in their worldly wisdom seek another way?

-Brother Richard Anderson

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