The Process Of Salvation
Chapter 27 of “The Book Of The Covenant”, A Witness Against America
Question for you…. What is the purpose of man?
“It is the glory of The Almighty to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” Proverbs 25:2
The greatest of all things concealed is the answer to the above question. Christianity believes they have the answer to such a question….. To glorify God forever and ever. The authorship of this work has made our way in and out of enough Protestant Churches over our combined 675 years of existence on this earth to know this is their answer. To Glorify God is the very best they can come up with….. Really? That’s it? No other detail?
Well, no. There’s no other detail they can offer. It’s a huge nothing burger, full of air…. And hot air at that. In short, it’s a big mystery to the Laity of Christendom, what the purpose of man actually is.
“The secret things belong to YoHeWaH, Our Mighty One, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29
The above “Book Of The Covenant” passage speaks of the mysteries of YoHeWaH, literally tying them to obedience to The Almighty’s Covenant Law observance. Like a trickling of knowledge, dependent upon the extent His law is guarded, kept and taught, are His mysteries revealed to His people. Do not think it is not YoHeWaH’s desire to reveal such mysteries to His creation…. He is just not going to do so at such a cheap price Christendom has placed upon such a salvation and the detail thereof.
So let us cut to the chase and say it flat out, with the specifics to follow.
YoHeWaH is procreating Himself after His own kind.
We have alluded to this fact earlier in this work, however, within this chapter we would like to elaborate fully on this process of salvation, putting it all together for the reader to understand. Will be factoring in all the various ways in which YoHeWaH has brought us to this moment in prophetic history, showing how all of His creation groans for the revealing of the sons of YoHeWaH, so that the said creation can finally move forward within the plan of salvation.
In the chapter entitled “Covenant Woman, A Typology Of Believers”, we make the case that one of the main differences to which a man’s role in the process of salvation is very different from the role of a woman is because there is a working typology showing the following equation:
A Husband in the physical = YoHeWaH in the Spirit
The Woman (wife) in the physical = Believers in the Spirit.
In short, to the raised eyebrows of Modernity, The Husband is the God or Lord to His wife, just as YoHeWaH is the Mighty One to All Believers…. Or should be.
This typology lends to us the reason why it was acceptable for a man in scripture to have more than one wife, just as YoHeWaH has more than one Believer to call His own. Believers are the female vessel within which YoHeWaH is procreating Himself after His own kind. If you skipped over chapter 14 of this work or did not think critically as you read it, you might want to revisit the information within this very revealing portion of this book before moving forward.
Allow a little blunt narrative of what is happening within the true process of salvation.
At Baptism and the laying on of a true Elder’s hands, YoHeWaH is placing the male sperm of His Holy Spirit into the womb of a Believer’s mind. It is an impregnation that will combine YoHeWaH’s DNA and the working DNA of righteousness born out of character growth the Believer is commissioned to have IF we bring the pregnancy to full term and birth.
The Apostle Paul puts it this way, via the translator’s limited understanding of this process of salvation:
“The Spirit HIMSELF bears witness with our spirit (the female womb) that we are children of The Most High.” Romans 8:16
Time for another Teachable Moment:
Because the translators of The Bible very clearly did not have the indwelling of YoHeWaH’s Spirit and because YoHeWaH Himself has veiled the depths of His word, just as Christ taught in parables so that the unlearned of Israel and mankind, in general, would have to dig for the treasure of truth, the above passage is a classic example of an opportunity to teach one of the tried and true method’s of unraveling a mistranslated text. Let’s look closely at the word translated children.
(G5403) teknon: a child (of either sex)
Original Word: τέκνον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (tek’-non)
Definition: a child (of either sex)
Usage: a child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria
The key portion of the above definition is (of either sex). So how can we know which sex is Paul speaking of? Well, besides the fact that we are speaking of a male/female type of spiritual intercourse and YoHeWaH is the male within that equation via the word Paul uses “Himself” in the above text, there is a deeper root investigation making this point very well.
The root of the above word, which begins with the Greek word timoria goes down many levels. A combined definition of these levels of the root word might look something like this:
A punishment or penalty to protect one’s honor via redemption thus esteeming such a one with high honor itself having paid a great price.
Critical thought upon the deep meaning of this single word has led the authorship of this work to conclude the sex being spoken of here is female. It was the female (Eve) that was deceived and thus brought the punishment of all men after her, in need of redemption through the high price of Christ shed blood. Yet finally, because of YoHeWaH’s namesake, it became necessary to elevate such a one to the level of what can only be termed a Queen to The King, YoHeWaH. Thus YoHeWaH’s honor is restored through the process.
With this thought process in mind, the text from Romans 8:16 very well could be translated like so:
“The Spirit HIMSELF bears witness with our spirit (the female womb) that we are The Woman of The Most High.”
It is here, I would encourage the reader to stop and read carefully Ezekiel chapter 16 concerning the story of how YoHeWaH basically found Israel, who was a man in the physical first called Jacob, but in this spiritual parable, Israel is a little infant girl found shortly after birth, abandoned in the blood of her birth. YoHeWaH cleans her up, raises her to the age of marriage, and betroths her to Himself. However before He could consummate the marriage, the virgin damsel Israel played the whore defiling YoHeWaH’s name, needing to be redeemed once again. It is a fascinating read showing the depths of YoHeWaH’s plan to a tee.
The above chapter of Ezekiel also shows the patient, long-suffering mercy of YoHeWaH, never failing to amaze our judgmental minds. YoHeWaH will succeed in this process of salvation, no matter how much Israel rebels.
Time and time again we use the word “process” to describe what YoHeWaH is doing. Please note, the word “process” isn’t just telling the story of a single person’s life within the basic three-score and ten years, given. Nor is it recounting solely the events of a single nation in recent history such as America, at the end time. There is a much larger programmed design at work by YoHeWaH.
In the next chapter of this work, we will address the detail of this progression toward perfection to the full, but for now, just know through the regeneration of man’s recorded character via past lives lived, within every kind of circumstance known to man, rich and poor, free and slave, male and female, the purpose was and is always the building of set apart righteous character toward perfection. A perfection, worthy enough for YoHeWaH to impart His life-giving Spirit within.
A bride has to make herself ready and in fact worthy to marry a man who is also equally as deserving, just on a different level and in a different way. In chapter 10 of this work, we show how the process of salvation within a single life is spelled out by The Apostle Peter from the first chapter of His second epistle when he writes:
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue (add) knowledge, to knowledge (add) self-control, to self-control (add) patients, to patients (add) godliness, to godliness (add) brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness(add)(Agape) love”. 2Peter 1:5–7
Add to the above process this statement from Our Savior….
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: JUSTICE, MERCY AND FAITH. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23
From the above visual of three columns, the center column denotes the progression Peter is speaking of. The size of the text shows the number of Believers within the said category. There are tons of people who have a foundational belief in an Almighty Creator and His Son. There are fewer people who have obtained elements of virtue. An even smaller group of believers have sufficiently obtained faith, virtue, and knowledge. A smaller group has obtained faith, virtue, knowledge, and self-control. Moving up the chart, the more attributes, the less amount of people have mastered the height of that level. The point is that so very few truly have obtained Agape Love. In a moment, we will go over each of these attributes accordingly, so that you the reader can know what the pathway to salvation actually is in detail, however, we also want you to pay careful attention to the columns to the left and right of this center column.
Justice and Mercy are at opposite ends of the fulcrum of Peter’s criteria of perfection. The tip of that pyramid is Agape Love, which is able to judge properly, balancing mercy with Justice correctly, just as YoHeWaH would do. Those having only a basic, foundational faith, void of very much virtue, knowledge, self-control, etc., has very little ability to judge properly. True justice and mercy are not mastered by these Believers.
The more of Peter’s attributes are manifested, the stronger a Believer’s ability to judge properly. This concept is a priority to YoHeWaH, just as Isaiah prophesied.
“And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by righteousness. But rebels and sinners shall be broken together, and those who forsake YoHeWaH shall be consumed.” Isaiah 1:26–28
Another point about the above chart is faith is strengthened by every level above it obtained. In other words, Where there is spiritual growth, the lower levels become strong. A foundational faith becomes rock solid. Actions of Virtue become easy and knowledge stands the test of circumspection, as The Believer’s character, self-control, and patients grow into full-blown agape love.
So, let’s examine each one of these attributes of spiritual growth one at a time.
We have really already defined faith as the foundation on which all other qualities will be built, even justice and mercy. Notice Peter’s words leading up to this list of added attributes.
“Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Yeshua The Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our Father and Savior Yeshua The Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of The Almighty and of Yeshua our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2Peter 1:1–4
Here, Peter has basically stated all the detail concerning faith needed to define faith. Faith has to be obtained, by recognizing the righteousness of YoHeWaH and the knowledge of that family. Faith is the pathway to life and godliness via a calling all Believers have, which can lead to great promises…. Membership into the family of YoHeWaH. Thus the pathway or the process, Peter is about to convey is the route taken to escape the lust of corruption that is in the world.
Virtue is the action of steps taken to make turns of repentance. The root of the Greek word used here is defined as manliness, as in a man has to do what a man has to do. To take the bull by the horns and make changes in one’s life needed to show an effort toward righteousness…. Even if the detail of that effort is not 100% correct.
Some examples of virtue might be one or more of the following:
1 — To begin keeping the weekly and Annual Sabbaths.
2 — To change your diet, obstaining from eating unclean meat.
3 — To begin tithing properly, so that you may financially keep YoHeWaH’s Feast.
4 — To begin institutional prayer and study.
5 — To be baptized.
Then as YoHeWaH sees your action, He increases your knowledge.
Knowledge has three aspects that we have to go over. First, there are pieces of information, like data. We call them pieces of the puzzle to be placed on the table of your own theology that have to be worked out and arranged accordingly. Then there is understanding, which is the knowledge of how those pieces of knowledge fit together to create the big picture. Finally under the heading of knowledge, there is wisdom, which is a good understanding of how to use the knowledge you have.
Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom make up the fullness of this attribute which comes when you act with virtue. Then, equipped with more and more knowledge, YoHeWaH expects some fruit from His equipment which is self-control.
Self Control is the ability to overcome aspects of the world’s ways. The church has rightly taught there are three things we all need to overcome. The three S’s…. Satan, Society, and Self. While they are not wrong on that matter, there is a fourth thing then scripture spells out that must be overcome, which is the lesson of the seven letters to the seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3…. That fourth thing is the church itself.
In short, self-control is the fruit of repentance that has had the time to grow and begin to appear. The key word in that last sentence is “time”. This brings us to the next aspect, patients, which is also translated as perseverance.
Patients are the time-tested ability to remain stalwart in their walk. To be undaunted in your walk with Christ. It is the ability to get back up when you get knocked down, moving forward on your knees in repentance, and recognizing your shortcomings accordingly, until they are fully overcome.
One of the greatest scenes in movie history spells this out.
That’s how winning is done - Bing video
Rocky Balboa Deleted Scene - Being Uncomfortable (2006) - Sylvester Stallone Movie HD
That’s how winning is done. You were born to win. Your father in Heaven loves you dearly, but He isn’t going to do it for you. Just like Rocky, when you get knocked down, get back up. YoHeWaH is there to forgive and help you, over time. The effort is the key. When YoHeWaH sees then the effort is to His liking, and that over time you have built enough character in your walk, then what is developed is Godliness.
Godliness is actually God-like character. the case has already been made earlier in this work, the kind of character you hold is dependent upon the kind of experiences you have in your life. If you have experienced unrighteousness in your life, such that the world offers, lust, greed, addiction, and so on, then you certainly have character….. It’s just an unrighteous, ungodly character.
However, if you have experienced righteous things, such as spelled out in this work, that are the very make-up of The Book of The Covenant, then your character will be worthy of Godliness, leading to trustworthiness directly from YoHeWaH. Then guess what happens? Your Spiritual Gifts begin to be unlocked, which is phileo Love.
Brotherly Kindness, based upon the word Phileo Love, which is a type of brotherly love one has for his fellow man, is one step short of the goal. The Believer who has obtained this level of righteousness has just one last test before reaching the pinnacle of the mountain, worthy of eternal life. Allow a quick explanation of this very important step, Peter calls Brotherly Kindness.
Each one of us has spiritual gifts written on our DNA. They are locked potential which shows the areas in which we have excelled in past lives, lived. They are the ways we are best equipped to serve our fellow man, a type of brotherly kindness.
When a Believer obtains such a level of righteousness, his or her spiritual gifts are unlocked being manifest for all to see. Paul writes concerning these gifts in the following two sections of the New Testament. There is a third section Paul writes concerning the gifts given within the ministry that we will get to in just a moment, after addressing the first two.
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:4–8
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Master; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same Mighty One who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, The Almighty arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But YoHeWaH has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And The Father has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts.
And I will show you a still more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:4–30
Paul ends 1 Corinthians chapter 12 with the statement above concerning the more excellent way, leading into the subject of Agape Love in 1 Corinthians 13. Agape Love is the tip of the spear in the process of salvation, a level earned and obtained via great testing, as we shall see. However, first, let us lend the proper diligence to brotherly kindness.
When A Believer’s Spiritual Gifts are opened up, fruit is born, evidence for all to see. As with all good things that happen to a human being, vanity becomes the working enemy of the well-equipped Believer. We wrote on this concerning the tie between idolatry and covetousness. Power over other people is a useful tool of The Enemy to stop a believer’s progress just short of perfection.
The great test of the above-described Believer is that which comes when this level of Character and Brotherly Love is obtained. The investigation conducted by YoHeWaH is whether or not the Believer uses his or her gifts for their own personal gain. Whether that Believer selfishly puffs up within his or her own righteousness or whether they can overcome fully and use those gifts selflessly for the betterment of everyone around them, edifying the congregation of Israel accordingly.
This is never more evident for all to see than within the ministry of The Church and within the Government. Paul addressed the church side of the equation in his third address concerning spiritual gifts…. This time defining the offices of the ministry.
“And He gave them apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of The Father, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:11–16
The five offices of the ministry (servants) are:
1 — Apostles are those sent out by The Church or by YoHeWaH for a specific duty.
2 — Prophets are those who have a good understanding of the major and minor prophets of the Bible, able to keep the church on the correct path.
3 — Evangelists are those who inspire righteousness within the full body, able to revive and excite Believers via the word of YoHeWaH.
4 — Shepherds or Pastors are those who have the gift of dealing with people on an everyday basis. A true gift of service.
5 — Teachers are those who have a good understanding of the fullness of the plan of salvation, able to convey that knowledge clearly to the Laity.
Within any one of these offices, there is the trap of vanity and pride, which leads to selfishness and Paul writes, there is a more excellent way…..
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1Corinthians 13:1–13
Whether a minister in the faith of Christ or a little old lady who serves the community in Lion’s club, if the self is involved the pinnacle of the mountain is never obtained and the test is failed. I assure you, Peter, above all of the other Apostles, understood this fully. Note the following very interesting exchange between himself and the risen Yeshua which should resonate clearly with you, the reader. As always, note carefully the commentary within the text placed in parenthesis.
“When they had finished breakfast, Yeshua said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you (Agape) love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I (Phileo) love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you (Agape) love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I (Phileo) love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you (Phileo) love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you (Phileo) love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I (Phileo) love you.” Yeshua said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.” John 21:15–19
Twice, Yeshua asked Peter if He Agape Loved Him. Twice Peter could not bring himself to even lie and say yes Lord, I agape Love you, but instead was honest and used only Phileo Love as his answer. Peter already knew, He did not have Agape Love within Him, having denied His Savior three times in the span of just over an hour after Yeshua was taken in the garden by the Roman soldiers.
The last time Yeshua asked Peter, Christ used Phileo in his question as if to say, “Peter, do you really love me as a brother should?”
The reaction to Peter’s answer is exactly what we have been trying to say throughout this chapter. The level of Phileo Love (Brotherly Kindness) holds a duty of selflessness to feed and serve the brethren of the assemblies of YoHeWaH, preparing the Laity for their roles within the coming government of YoHeWaH.
That said, if the said person holding the unlocked spiritual gifts can not overcome the self to obtain Agape Love, then there is a type of punishment levied to get such one over the hump…. Captivity. After Yeshua proved his point to Peter, he told him this:
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify YoHeWaH.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”
Captivity can and has taken on many forms down through time. In the next chapter concerning Regeneration, we will be addressing one of those many forms…. Race.
Agape Love is the selfless service of your fellow man. Yeshua, speaking of those who have overcome to the full, says it like this:
“And they have conquered him (The Dragon) by the blood (life) of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (Covenant Law), FOR THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH.” Revelation 12:11
Just as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13, there is no “I” in love. No selfishness whatsoever. The Agape Love Believer has no admissions within this world above that of preparing themselves and those around them for the offices to be held within the coming Kingdom / Government of YoHeWaH.
By the close of Peter’s life, as he was writing this second epistle to the dispersed House of Israel concerning this process of salvation, he went on, in that all-important first chapter to state these very same words this way:
“For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Savior, Yeshua the Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior Yeshua the Christ.” 2Peter 1:8–11
Until now in this chapter, we have spelled out the process one takes to reach the pinnacle of the mountain of salvation, which is Agape Love. However, we have to double back to the original question concerning what is the purpose of man? We have answered that question straight away by stating, the purpose of man is that YoHeWaH is procreating Himself after His own kind through mankind. We stated physical man, no matter their physical sex played the role of the woman in the equation of a marriage covenant made with YoHeWaH accordingly. Believers have to make themselves ready to deliver this new creation in Christ, bringing it to full term, to be born into the family of YoHeWaH.
I hope you, the reader can see how this process of salvation, best spelled out by Peter in his second epistle is also the process of the woman making herself ready, as well as making herself worthy to hold an office within the coming government of YoHeWaH, here on this earth.
It is so much more than the Christian view of simply floating on a cloud all day, glorifying God, don't you think?