Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Ephesians ~~- chapter 6 of 6 (24 verses.)

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Pay & Obey Your Parents; Love Your Children
1 Obedience Children, Adonai [YHVH gave your parents authority to tell you His commands. So] it's right to obey your parents [when they tell you to do what's right].
It's wrong to obey commands to sin, no matter who commands it.
2 Parents โ€˜Honor your father and motherโ€™ is the first commandment to which [YAH] attaches a promise, ๐Ÿ˜‡:
Honor means to pay (enrich). Bring your money to your parents. The 5th Commandment is the opposite of sending money in to a central treasury in hopes that the โ€˜governmentโ€™ will take care of your parents in their old age.
3 Parents Specifically: [pay your parents both respect and money]. Then life can go well for you, and you can live long on the earth, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Deuteronomy 5:16 All the money a son makes belongs directly to his father. None should go into a voluntary opt-in central "government" treasury such as Social Security / Social Insurance. This is basic. If you break this rule, you risk that a young death will end your sad life.
4 Parents Fathers, don't breed fury in your children [by coming down hard on them, or by teaching them things which will make their lives sinful and hateful]. Take your children by the hand, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Lead them in the way of the Master [Yahshua].
KJV: โ€œProvoke not your children to wrath.โ€ children of wrath=rothschild
Work As If Your Boss Was The Creator Himself
5 Bondage Slaves [employees], obey your earthly masters [employers] with โ€œfear and trembling,โ€ in sincerity of heart, just as you should obey the Messiah, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
The modern version of slavery is called employment. The legal definition of an employee is a servant. Employer = Master. If you are an employee, you are a slave. While you are an employee, treat your employer with the utmost integrity. Then terminate your employment as quickly and honorably as possible, to free yourself to serve YAH.
6 Work Don't just serve while eyes are watching, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Your service to men is service to the Messiah. [YAH is using your honorable diligence as a way to reach the hearts of your human boss and your co-workers.] So do your job as the will of Elohim, with all your heart.
Of course, believers are never to enter into any employment agreement. But if you are a slave or prisoner or under contract when you are saved, fulfill the terms with all your heart. Then get out of the legal binding as quickly as possible.
7 Work Work with enthusiasm, ๐Ÿ˜‡, as though you were working for the Adonai [YHVH] rather than for people.
8 Reward Remember, ๐Ÿ˜‡: whatever good thing any man does, whether he is legally-bound or free, [YHVH] the Adonai eventually gives him a reward.
9 Kindness And, you masters [employers, bosses, leaders,] honor and serve your servants with all your heart, as if each worker was the Messiah. Never threaten your workers, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Remember that your Master is in heaven; and He doesn't respect any man's position.
Put On The Whole Armor YAH Supplies You With
10 Courage Finally, my brothers, be strong, united with Adonai [YHVH], wrapped in His mighty power.
11 Preparedness * ๐Ÿ˜‡, put on the whole armor of [YHVH] the Eloah, to empower you to stand against the machinations of the devil.
We face the schemes (deceptive strategies) of the most intelligent evil being in existence. Real Christianity is spiritual war. For a look at the kinds of tricks the devil is pulling on you, read Sun Tsu's The Art Of War, and Machiavelli's The Prince. Great Armor Of God SONG.
12 The Devil *For we [humans], ๐Ÿ˜‡, are wrestling, not against flesh and blood, but against powers, authorities, against the rulers of the darkness of this world-system, against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
principalities... the rulers of this dark world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Preparedness *So find and put on the whole armor of [YHVH] the ELoha now, ๐Ÿ˜‡! As the evil days increase to the final battle, you'll have power to resist, to stand your ground against Satan's attack. At the end, having obeyed your Commanding Officer's every order, you'll rise, standing over the dead bodies of YAH's enemies, [watching the buzzards carry away the sightless eyes of the disobedient].
Paraphrase.
14 Truth *So stand, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Strap the belt of truth around your waist. Fasten the breastplate of righteousness on your chest.
Cover your crotch. A piece of heavenly armor called โ€˜fidelityโ€™ protects the true believer's genitals. Be true to your mate, mate!
15 Peace ๐Ÿ˜‡, shoe up your feet with the readiness that comes from the Good News of peace, [not war].
Peace is the foundation of our faith. "Christians" who preach a gospel that allows them to join the armies of the pagan nations have a gospel that is without foundation. Billions of people wear the name of the god of war (Nike) on their feet, thus directly disobeying this verse.
16 Faith *Above all, ๐Ÿ˜‡, take up the shield of faith, to give you power to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Yah's Word *Strap on the helmet of salvation, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Brandish the sword of the Spirit: the Word of Elohim.
The world-system has its weapons: guns, bombs, tanks. Our weapons are love, song, YAH's word, etc. Know the bible. Study it, sing it, become it.
Pray & Boldly Evangelize All The Time
18 Prayer *In [Sacred] Spirit, always keep on praying every kind of prayer and supplication. Stay alert, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Totally persevere in your petitions for all holy [saints] everywhere.
Our prayers are for people who stay holy, that is, separated from the world-system. Name-only "Christians" unite with the world through bank accounts and contracts and national membership. Such fake believers won't pray for holy ones. Fake believers persecute, kill and ridicule real believers.
19 Courage And pray for me that [YAH] gives me [His] Words, so I'll [continue] to [defy death by] boldly opening my mouth to make known the mysteries of [his] Amazing Revelation[s].
From His Dungeon-Cell, Paul Sends An Envoy
20 Tribulation/Purification/testing *[The religionites bribed politicians to pay soldiers to throw me in prison to punish me for speaking the Good News.] I'm an ambassador in chains. Pray that [despite dungeons and torture,] I [keep] fearlessly declaring the Good News, speaking as I must, [as YAH wants].
Murderers frequently breathe down true Christians' necks, while fire-bound pew-warmers sit in smug safety.
21 Companionship So that you [Ephesians] know how I am and what I'm doing, Tychicus {Bullseye-Hitter} is coming to tell you everything. Tychicus is a beloved brother and a faithful worker, hard-wired to the Master.
22 Companionship I sent this brother to you [Ephesians] to let you know how we [Christian prisoners] are getting along, and so he can comfort your hearts.
Paul Sends YOU Prayers For Blessing & Peace
23 Blessing Shalom to [you,] brothers [and sisters. I pray that] YHVH the Father and [our] Master, Yahshua (the Messiah) send you loving [lives full of charity-feasts], stirred [up] by faith, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
agape = love feasting.
24 Grace [I pray that YAH's] graciousness [accompanies] everyone who sincerely loves our Master Yahshua, [YAH's] Messiah. [And that's the way] it is, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
Amรฉn.
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