Shalom Yah Fam Nation.
Few people like change. The status quo want for things to continue as they are and have always been, especially when it comes to religion. Many of us get stuck in our ways and may feel very uncomfortable if prodded to expand our belief system. The attitude is "I believe what I believe and I know what I know, so leave me alone!"
The problem with that thought is that Bible teaches that "change is mandatory, not optional." In fact, the whole point of Yahshua the Messiah going to Calvary is for us to, first, come to repentance for our sins; second, believe on the Creator-exalted name of the Messiah; third, change our behavior and life-style and fourth, then be ready for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Example: Remember The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)
The Bible tells us that the (nameless) woman had not only committed the offense of adultery but was actually "caught in the very act" (John 8:4).
Yahshua the Messiah said to her, "Neither do I condemn you." This shows that instead of condemnation she was granted the gift of grace and the forgiveness of sins. He had given her a second chance (John 8:11).
In that same verse we find the requirement of Heaven, which is "change is mandatory, not optional". After giving the woman a clean slate He then gave very important parting words, "Go and sin no more" (John 8:11).
This is the aha moment that no one should ever miss. The words "Go and sin no more" is a direct order from the Messiah's own mouth. It's not a suggestion. It's not even a request.
His point is clear. Once forgiven we are to make a change in our lives, no longer continuing along the downward path of this world. Following sin will only lead us into the abyss.
Change maybe a hard thing to do, but it is the right thing to do. Let's make that change while today is still called today (Hebrews 3:13-15).
May Yahweh Elohim Yahshua bless you through this post.
Servant Emannu'el Branch, a son of Yahweh and one of the redeemed of Yahshua the true Messiah. A sign to help all nations and tongues, without regard to race, color, or gender get prepared to meet the original Creator and Son face-to-face and name-to-name. This is my purpose.