Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Ephesians ~~- chapter 2 of 6 (22 verses.)

Ephesians 2Wrench

You Were Once Dead In Sin, Like Your Neighbor
1 Rebirth ๐Ÿ˜‡, you used to be dead, [drowned] in your mistakes and rebellions.
You were โ€˜livingโ€™ in your sins and lawless ways. But spiritually (the only way that counts) you were dead.
2 Disobedience You used to โ€˜liveโ€™ just like the rest of the world, ๐Ÿ˜‡: full of sin, obeying [Satan,] the mighty โ€˜prince of the power of the air.โ€™ [Satan] is the spirit at work in the hearts of everyone who refuses to obey YAH.
(Children of disobedience.) If a church-member uses some religious excuse to disobey YHVH, like claiming that Old Testament principles have been abolished, etc., Satan is at work in the church-member. This verse explains that the devil controls world media broadcasting.
3 Disobedience All of us [believers] used to behave like the world around us. We chased the lusts of our sin-flesh. [We served] the desires of our natural minds. We were born with an evil nature, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So we [used to] lay under YAH's anger just like everyone else.
children of wrath = rothschild
4 Salvation But, ๐Ÿ˜‡, Elohim is so rich in mercy โ€” He loves us with such [an] intense feast-of-love!
5 Rebirth When we [drowned,] dead in sins, ๐Ÿ˜‡, YAH reanimated us, [like he resurrected] the Messiah! (YAH [reached down his] gracious ['arm' into the deadness of your lost life and] saved you!)
6 Salvation In union with Yahshua the Messiah, [YAH] has raised us [believers] up, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He's seated us in heavenly realms.
Your reality exists outside of this time-space continuum.
Good Works Are Proof, Not Means, of Salvation
7 Salvation [YAH raises us ex-sinners] so that he can always point to us, ๐Ÿ˜‡, as examples of the incredible wealth of unmerited favor and kindness he showed us in everything he's done for us through His Messiah (Yahshua).
8 Grace *You, [like a loving child,] trust YAH, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [So] YAH saves you by his graciousness. [Salvation] is not your [accomplishment. Salvation] is Elohimโ€™s gift.
9 Humility *You were not saved by your good works, ๐Ÿ˜‡. No one can brag.
But if you don't do good actions, you're not saved. You didn't start breathing by yourself. But if you're not breathing, you're dead.
10 Work *We [true believers] are YAH's workmanship, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [YHVH] the Eloah created us to do the wonderful actions he [long ago] prepared us to accomplish in [union with the] Messiah (Yahshua).
We were created to do good works. If we're not doing good works, we're malfunctioning.
Non-Jews Can Be Engrafted Into Israel
11 Circumcision Don't forget that you Gentile {Beast-Nationals} used to be outsiders by birth. The Jews call you โ€˜the uncircumcised ones.โ€™ [My fellow] Jews stand proud of their circumcision, even though cutting their penises merely [mutilates] their bodies. The evil parts of their spirits never get surgically removed by the penis-cutting blade.
Penile circumcision is sexual abuse that Moses never commanded.
12 Bondage *Before Yahshua saved you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, you beast-nationals were Messiah-less aliens, outside the commonwealth of Israel. You were foreigners to the covenants embodying [YAHโ€™s] promise. You were in this world without hope and without Elohim.
13 Redemption *But now, ๐Ÿ˜‡, in union with the Messiah (Yahshua,) you beast-nationals (who for ages lived far [from Israel]) have been brought near [into YAH's family] by the โ€˜bloodโ€™ of the Messiah.
โ€˜Bloodโ€™ means: Yahshua's death destroyed Satan's power, in a sense buying you back from the devil, paying a ransom for you. Not a blood sacrifice to Jehovah, as is wrongly claimed by clueless theologians.
14 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *For Yahshua is our peace, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua makes one [political body composed of] both [Israelis and beast-nationals]. Yahshua broke down the dividing wall of hostility [between Jew and Gentile].
15 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *[Satan's murder] of Yahshua's flesh made useless the enmity [between Jews (who perform blood rituals) and beast-nationals (who ignore Jewish rituals)]. [Yahshua] renders useless the regulations and injunctions contained in [superstitious, traditional Talmudic] dogma. In himself, Yahshua makes peace between Jews and beast-nationals. By joining the two (groups of people), Yahshua makes one renewed human-race.
The enmity between people of the nations vs. the Jews was rendered useless (kjv incorrectly said โ€˜abolishedโ€™). People of any nation can inherit the promises of Abraham. Anyone could in fact always inherit YAH's favor, but 2 things got in the way:
  • 1) The binding national codes of citizenship in Nations owned by Satan, from which Yahshua offers a Lawful โ€˜get out of jailโ€™ key.
  • 2) Rabbinical dogma of racism against Gentiles, which Yahshua rendered useless: (he split the veil). The Sinai Law was never abolished. But one can extract oneself from the Sinai contract into the Abrahamic faith covenant.
  • Remember Matt 5:17: Never imagine I come to destroy the law, nor the prophets: I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill... Till heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle shall in by any means pass from the law, till everything (the prophets foretell) is fulfilled.

    16 Loving People of All Colors & Nations On his impaling-stake, [Yahshua shed all the blood that ever needs to be shed]. Thus Yahshua slew [all religious and nationalistic] hostility. So Yahshua can reconcile to YAH both [Jews and beast-nationals] as one [political] Body.
    However, the blood was not a sacrifice to appease Yahweh.
    17 Loving People of All Colors & Nations [Yahshua] came [to earth] and heralded peace, ๐Ÿ˜‡, both to you [ex-world-Nationals] who lived [spiritually] distant [from YAH], and to [the Israelites] who [ostensibly] lay near [to YAH].
    18 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *So through Yahshua, we, ๐Ÿ˜‡, both [Israelites and beast-nationals,] have access through one Spirit to [YHVH] the Father.
    19 Sonship in Father YHVH's Family *So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, now you [believing non-Jews] are no longer strangers and foreigners [to YAH's kingdom]. [You're] fellow-citizens with [YAH's] Holy [Saints]. [You're] family-members of [YHVH] the ELoha!
    You Are A 'Stone' In YAH's Spirit-Temple
    20 The Body of Believers [You, ๐Ÿ˜‡,] are [a temple โ€˜stoneโ€™] built upon the foundation of YAH's emissaries and prophets. Yahshua (the Messiah) himself is the head โ€˜corner-stone.โ€™
    21 The Body of Believers *In union with Master Yahshua, we [believers] form a building, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Tightly framed together, [we] grow into a holy temple.
    Nowhere in the new Testament is there any justification for constructing a Christian church building. We, the believers, ARE the temple.
    22 The Body of Believers And since you're united with Yahshua, [YAH] is building you too, ๐Ÿ˜‡, together [with other redeemed people,] into a dwelling in which [YHVH] the Eloah lives by His Spirit.