1 You are the children [whom YHVH] the Eloah dearly loves. So, 😇, be just like [father YHVH]. Watch what [YAH] does. Then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.
Follow YAH's example in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
2 And walk in love, 😇. Emulate [the] Messiah [who] loves us [so much that] he gave his [life to rescue] us. [Yahshua obeyed YHVH] the Eloah[to the point] of offering [his body to evil people] for slaughter, [like smoke-roasted meat that sends up] a savory aroma [at feasts]. This does not mean that Jesus satisfied the blood-lust of the Father by dying.
It means that Yahshua 'rescued' us from his murderer, our old slave-master the devil. The Father saw this rescue as a sublime act of selfless love, which is the essence of YAH's being.
You Must Never Commit Even The Smallest Evil
3*But among you [believers], 😇, there must never be even a hint, not a whisper, of fornication [of any kind (sexual, political, commercial or spiritual)]. Nor [can you harbor] any kind of impurity, or greed. These are [criminal acts], abominations to [YAH's] holy people. Greed implies covetousness (wanting anything that belongs to someone else). For instance, taking benefits of any kind from the worldly nation around you. Such as anything that you can obtain using a national I.D. number (Social Insurance a.k.a. Social Security).
4*It is an abomination for you, 😇, to use filthy, foolish or rude language. Instead, speak generously and gratefully [to everyone]. No profanity. No rudeness. However, we must sharply rebuke unrepentant false ‘believers,’ especially false teachers.
5 You know this, 😇: no immoral, impure or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Elohim and His Messiah. A greedy or covetous person is really an idolater [who worships the things of this world]. Anyone who takes benefits from the worldly nations is an idolater.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, 😇. Because of immoral and worldly acts, the wrath of [YHVH] the Eloah falls on the “children of disobedience.” Children of wrath = Rothschild.
Don't get messed up in the money system of the world. Never get seduced by the benefits of national ‘citizenship,’ which today means ‘slavery.’
7 So, 😇, escape even the slightest binding tie to immoral or worldly people. You can tell normal people the gospel. But you absolutely cannot make any kind of binding agreement or partnership with worldly people, not even with normal church people. Your inner circle of close associates will be very small to non-existent. No contracts, covenants or agreements.
8 At one time, 😇, you were [a] dark [burned-out bulb]. But now, hooked up to Adoni [Yahshua], you [believers] are light-emitters! “Walk” as Children of Light. See scripture song: Children Of The Light.
The old Mormons and other racist religious wackos used to say that this means when you get "saved" your skin turns lighter!
9 (For the Spirit-Light produces ‘fruit,’ [a limitless cornucopia] of goodness, righteousness and truth, 😇.) Some texts say "Light," others "Spirit."
11 Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness, 😇. Rather confute them. Don't talk about other people's sins. But do let the light of your good actions shine so brightly that everyone sees how evil the world is.
12*For it's shameful even to talk about what disobedient [people] do in secret, 😇. Again, no gossip. We are not tattle-talers. It's not our job to punish the world's sins.
Expose All Sin To The Light Of Your Goodness
13 Everything becomes visible when [you] expose it to the light, 😇.
14 Everything that makes reality visible is light. So [YAH] says, “Awake, 😇, you sleeper! Rise from the dead. Then [the] Messiah will give you light.” Climb out of your coffin.
15 So see that you “walk” watchfully, 😇. Don't live like fools. Live as wise people.
16 Redeem every moment of your time, 😇. These are evil days.
17 So don't be ignorant, 😇. Fully understand the will of [YHVH] the Adonai.
Get Drunk On Praise-Music, Not On Addictions
18*Never get drunk with wine, 😇. Intoxication is excessive. Instead, keep on [letting YAH] fill you with [His] Spirit. Alcohol is permissible, but generally best avoided. Christians can, but shouldn't, drink alcohol, and never to the point of drunkedness. Drunkedness makes you lose control. Avoid any substance which becomes a habit or dependency or is involved in you losing your way, from table sugar to coffee to crack cocaine.
19*Call to one another with psalms, celebration-songs and spiritual songs, 😇. Sing and make music from your heart to [honor]Adonai[YHVH].
Psalms (psalmos) = the type of songs which David wrote, usually accompanied by musical instruments.
Spiritual songs (oide) = a general term for any spiritual lyrics set to music.
Some people, poisoned with religionist lies, preach that music should ONLY be made in one's inner "heart." Such deceived people forbid all instruments, dance, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, etc. Anti-instrument bias is a lie from the devil, easily refuted by anyone who has the slightest knowledge of music in the Bible.
20 Sing to YHVH the Father in the Name-Authority of our Master Yahshua the Messiah. Always give thanks for everything, 😇. Worship songs should be pointed at YHVH, not Jeezus.
“Giving thanks” means to publicly throw your hands in the air in a leaping thank-you dance.
Wives & Husbands & All, Submit To Each Other
21 In your holy fear & reverence for Elohim, submit yourselves to one another, 😇. In the context of music, we should be generous. Allow your brothers and sisters to make the kind of praise music they feel led to make.
22*Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as [you would] to Adonai[YHVH]. Your husband may be a jerk, the opposite of Jesus. You still have to submit to his lawful will.
This doesn't mean your husband can order you to do anything contrary to the bible.
23 For the husband is the captain of the wife, 😇, just as the Messiah is the head of the Ekklesia. And the Messiah is the savior of [his political] Body. The husband may be dumber than his wife. But he's never going to let go of the wheel.
24 The Ekklesia is subject to [the] Messiah. In the same way, 😇, wives should be [submissive] to their husbands in everything. The wife may drive better than the husband. But the wife shouldn't grab the steering wheel when the husband is driving. That would wreck the whole family.
Girls, when you marry, you elect a man to be your master. Husband means "Master." Think about that before you choose a husband. Better to be celibate than to marry a man whom you won't follow. Obviously, this verse must be used with caution. Sometimes the husband isn't leading; he's dragging the family down to eternal death. In that case, the wife may have to get away from him. But never re-marry until he's dead. And murdering him is cheating.
25 Husbands, [turn] your wives' [lives into] feasts-of-love. Just as [the] Messiah loved the Ekklesia so much he gave himself to [save] ‘her.’
26*The Messiah gave himself to cleanse the Ekklesia, to separate [her from the world-system, 😇]. He washes her with [YAH's Living] Water.
27*[The] Messiah washes the Ekklesia to present it to [YAH as] a glorious [corporate] Body, 😇, without the slightest stain, wrinkle or blemish; holy and perfect.
28*So men ought to love their wives like they love their own bodies, 😇. Whoever loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh. You nourish and cherish your body, 😇, just as the Master [Yahshua] nourishes and cherishes the Ekklesia.
30 For we [believers] are members of [Yahshua's political] body, 😇. [We're his] ‘flesh and bones.’
31*[Scripture says,]‘[For marriage,] a man leaves his father & mother and joins to his wife. The two people become one body, 😇.’ (Genesis 2:24)
32*The union of the woman and the man is a deep mystery, 😇. [Marriage is] an illustration of the way the Messiah and [his]Ekklesia are one. Neuro-chemicals (oxytocin, vasopresin, etc.) create a permanent bond between sex partners.
This quasi-oneness is the way YHVH and Yahshua relate to each other. Marriage is a better analogy than the Trojan-horse lingo: 'Trinity' and 'GodHead'.
33 So, 😇, each of you[r] husbands must love his wife as he loves himself. And each wife must see that she reverences her husband.