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God is, always was, and always will be. These things can be said only of Him. Therefore, He is above all things. All things are His, and He does whatever He pleases with all things. That will never change.

He has created man in His own image and has revealed Himself and personally communicated with man. Why wouldn’t He communicate with man and continue to do so, if He made him in His image? He has spoken to me; He has spoken to many people – directly and personally.

He has a plan for all of His creation, particularly for children of God, those born of Him:

“But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His Name, who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were born of God” (John 1:12-13 MKJV).

The Bible is the one true, authoritative book written by God through men.

There is a place in God’s plan for evil. He has set evil against good and good against evil. God has subjected man to doing his own thing so that he would learn the hard way. This is the only way we can and must learn that good pays and evil does not:

“For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but because of Him Who subjected it on hope that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:20-21 MKJV).

When all is said and done, nobody will ever be able to say, “I didn’t know.” All will have known and partaken of evil, receiving all its consequences. Having overcome, they will also know victory over evil.

To teach us the difference between good and evil, God has made known to us His laws. We find these recorded most authentically and anciently in what we call the Holy Scriptures – the Bible – both Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the one true, authoritative book written and compiled by God through men (namely the nation of Israel), over several millennia. This book, with revelation from God, gives us an understanding of Who He is and what He is like.

The Bible is a record of 4,000 years of God’s dealings with man and of His calling out of individuals for His purposes. It records man’s struggles with evil that have tried, molded, and prepared him through ages, for a mysterious, higher future calling.

Man came under the power of sin by choosing what he thought was best.

What is evil? Evil is to conduct oneself in a manner or matter contrary to the will and nature of God. When one does evil, one sins; when one sins, one loses control and immediately becomes subject to sin, having no alternative but to serve sin:

“Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves as slaves for obedience, you are slaves to him whom you obey; whether it is of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 MKJV)

Man came under the power of sin from the beginning by choosing for himself what he thought was best and wanted for himself. That is what sin is – man choosing for himself that which is right in his own eyes:

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasing to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make wise, she took of its fruit, and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate” (Genesis 3:6 MKJV).

“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his eyes” (Judges 17:6 MKJV).

The Bible tells of how man is utterly helpless to resist evil, being sold out by choice and overcome by it, so much so that he doesn’t even want to do right:

“What then? Do we excel? No, in no way; for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks all with being under sin, as it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no not one; there is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God’” (Romans 3:9-11 MKJV).

It also tells of how he needs a power outside of himself to deliver him from the evil that enslaves him:

“For we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6 MKJV).

Jesus Christ was the embodiment of God, the expression of the Law of God fulfilled.

It finally tells how God descended from the spiritual realm to earth and became flesh to save man from the power of evil:

Philippians 2:5-11 MKJV
(5) For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
(6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,
(7) but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
(8) And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
(9) Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a Name which is above every name,
(10) that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth;
(11) and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among nations, believed on in the world, and received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16 MKJV).

A spirit of pride and independence reigns in the depth of every soul with such power and tyranny that only God could deliver man from this bondage, by laying down His own independence on behalf of man. God has done this by coming in the person of Jesus Christ.

“And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit” (John 12:23-24 MKJV).

In the flesh, Jesus Christ was the embodiment of God, the expression of the Law of God fulfilled. He was the demonstration of a man as he is destined to live before God, as a son of God.

Hebrews 1:1-4 MKJV
(1) God, Who at many times and in many ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
(2) has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds,
(3) Who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the word of His power, through Himself cleansing of our sins, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high,
(4) being made so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Jesus Christ laid down His life for every sinner – every man who ever lived.

Jesus Christ is the unique two-way bridge between man and God, the One Way to the Father, the Embodiment of Truth, and the Essence of Life:

“Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6 MKJV).

Jesus Christ, as a man empowered by God and in the Person of God, laid down His life for every sinner, which is every man who ever lived. He took up that life again after three days in the grave to live forevermore in all those who believe.

How can we be saved from sin, from the power of evil? There is only one way, and that is to believe – to believe and confess the Lord Jesus Christ as Overcomer of evil, sin, and death itself, the consequence of sin, because He submitted Himself to death and came back to life for our sakes:

“For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone believing on Him shall not be put to shame.’ For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone, ‘whoever shall call on the Name of the Lord will be saved’” (Romans 10:11-13 MKJV).

To worship God is to hear what He says, believe it, and obey.

Through this supreme act of sacrificial love, He has established the right to be Lord of all, and all worship is due to Him alone. He established this honor by loving us entirely. It is not only an honor to Him that we should worship Him alone, it is the highest of honors to us, a great privilege to have the right and opportunity to know Him, so great He is in character, in virtue, and in Person.

To worship God is to hear what He says, believe it, and obey. It is to keep His laws and His commandments, both general and personal. How does one believe? By hearing what God says. How does one hear? As the Bible declares:

“How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15)

How does one know a messenger is of God or not? To know is purely a gift from God:

“And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him, You are blessed, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven” (Matthew 16:16-17 MKJV).

If God does not give it to be known, it shall not be known. But the pure in heart will be given to know:

“Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8 MKJV).

Who are the pure in heart? Those who are committed to walk in the truth, to do right, to do justice towards one and all, at all costs, with no respect of persons and with no exceptions.

“Who shall go up into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, and has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Selah” (Psalms 24:3-6 MKJV).

Worship of God is not about being a member of a church or attending services.

Such a disposition is a gift of God because man is sold out and completely under the tyranny of doing the opposite of God’s will:

“For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10 MKJV).

Worship of God is not about being a member of a church or attending church services. It is not about reading the Bible, preaching, telling others about God, praying, fasting, tithing, giving to the poor, living cleanly, singing in the choir, wearing special clothes, or abstaining from alcohol, drugs, tobacco, movies, or make-up. Many who do these things do not worship God and aren’t accounted worthy of Him because they do these things:

Titus 3:4-7 MKJV
(4) But when the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
(5) not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
(6) Whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(7) that being justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Worship of God is not about being a pastor, evangelist, teacher, elder, or priest, or holding any other religious position:

“My brothers, do not be many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation” (James 3:1 MKJV).

Satan would have us believe all positions of religious authority presumed by men originate with God.

“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect” (Matthew 24:24 MKJV).

“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master Who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be evil spoken of” (2 Peter 2:1-2 MKJV).

Man in sin will do anything to avoid true worship of God.

I come in Christ to refute what Satan says, by telling the truth. The religious activities of men and their ministries can be, and usually are, substitutes for the true worship of God. Didn’t the Pharisees do many religious works? Yet doesn’t the Bible teach that they not only didn’t worship God but even crucified the Lord Jesus, as children of Satan? There you have it. Worship of God is not about doing religious works.

But man in sin worships himself – his heart, soul, mind, and strength are given over to that end. He will do anything to avoid true worship of God. Why? Because to be in true worship of God, one must cease worshiping himself. One must die. There is only one way to die and be accepted of God, and that is to be identified with the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and grace of God, through faith:

Luke 9:22-24 MKJV
(22) The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
(23) And [Jesus] said to all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
(24) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake, he shall save it.

While “Jesus did it all for us,” as many say, it is required of us to follow Him and identify with Him in His death. There is no other way. This means not only repentance from sin (the breaking of God’s Law), it means forsaking all that serves us, all that is near and dear to us. We must give up not only that which is evil, but also that which is good. That is precisely why Jesus said that we are unworthy of Him if we are not prepared to forsake all and die, taking up the cross to follow Him.

Willingness alone is not what He speaks of. We must do. There is a night and day difference between willing and doing. This is where the division comes between the real and the unreal, the true and the false, the sincere and the hypocrites, the sheep and the goats.

Many who profess vain faith substitute for what God really wants.

Many profess to believe in God and to do His will. There is no shortage of professors of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and if all those who claimed to believe, believed, this would be a very different world. Many think they believe, but when the time comes for them to take up the cross, they demonstrate their utter incapability and unwillingness to do so. The nature of flesh is to avoid suffering and death, not to submit to it. We are all the same in that regard; hence, our universal need for the Savior and for His grace (favor and power) to obey.

Remarkably, many who profess vain faith do not directly refuse the requirements of God, but rather substitute for what He really wants. They, as Cain, bring to God offerings – sacrifices and all sorts of religious activities – with their mouths praising God and instructing others to do so. They think God is unable to turn them down and will receive them, though they didn’t do as He required. These deceive themselves and work in vain:

Luke 11:39-42 MKJV
(39) And the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the platter clean, but your inward part is full of plunder and wickedness.
(40) Fools! Did not He Who made the outside also make the inside?
(41) But give alms of such things as you have, and behold, all things are clean to you.
(42) But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over judgment and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to leave the other undone.

Not only do the religious work in vain, but there is no greater way to displease God than to substitute religious works for His requirements. It insults His intelligence. Seeing He is all-intelligent, the insult is absolute. It is rebellion; it is the sin of King Saul of Israel, to whom the prophet Samuel said that obedience was better than sacrifice (an understatement) and that the sin of rebellion was as witchcraft (not an overstatement) – 1 Samuel 15. It is hypocrisy, saying one thing and acting as if all is well and good, but doing another, performing only good-looking evil in the sight of God and man (His Yoke Is Easy).

The Bible declares, “The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him” (Psalms 81:15). Harsher words were never spoken by Jesus than those He spoke to the hypocrite. It was the religious workers with whom Jesus had His conflict, not the general masses, not even the Romans, who subjugated His nation Israel.

It was always that way – religious Cain slew righteous Abel; the religious rulers stoned and persecuted the saints and prophets all throughout history. In the Lord’s day, these “men of God” crucified Him and went on to persecute and kill His disciples, His children.

Jesus came to give us life, which is worshipping Him in spirit and in truth:

John 4:20-24 MKJV
(20) Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
(21) Jesus said to her, Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you shall neither worship the Father in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem.
(22) You worship what you do not know, we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
(23) But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him.
(24) God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Many think they please God by churchgoing, but they truly displease Him.

Today, we have many Jerusalems and mountains (church denominations and religious organizations), but God is nowhere to be found in them. He is not there. Rather, He is. When we worship in spirit and truth, He is. Come to Him!

Many deceive themselves on mountains, in groves, in the high places, in their churches, and in their works. They think they please God by churchgoing, but they truly displease Him:

“They put up pillars of stone and wood on every high hill and under every green tree: Burning their offerings in all the high places, as those nations did whom the Lord sent away from before them; they did evil things, moving the Lord to wrath” (2 Kings 17:10-11 BBE).

They think that by memorizing Scripture they please Him, but hiding His Word in their hearts is far more praiseworthy to Him:

“My son, keep My words and store up My commandments within you. Keep My commandments and live; and keep My law as the pupil of your eye. Bind them upon your fingers; write them upon the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 7:1-3 MKJV).

They think that social manners are His delight, but He despises the appearance without the godly essence:

“Grace may be deceitful, and beauty vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30 LITV).

They think they please God in their prayer lists and much repetitions, but God sees in these only the practices and ways of the heathen and their prayers are abomination to Him:

“But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:7-8 KJV)

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and pray at length as a pretense. Therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation” (Matthew 23:14 MKJV).

Where there is a formal church service or religious activity, God is not there.

They think that witnessing wins His favor, but it only serves to create children twice as hellish as they are themselves:

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you compass sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matthew 23:15 MKJV).

They think they please God in their tithes and offerings and in their purchases of fancy buildings and recruitment of hirelings, but He knows they only serve themselves.

These things they do in the guise of serving the Lord Jesus Christ. They also believe they do God service when despising those who worship God in spirit and in truth:

“They shall put you out of the synagogue. But an hour is coming that everyone who kills you will think that he bears God service. And they will do these things to you because they have not known the Father nor Me” (John 16:2-3 MKJV).

Here is the way it is. Where there is a formal church service or religious activity, God is not there. He is not in any systematic religious order. These ways are antagonistic to Him – formality is the righteousness of man, nourished by the spirit of Satan, the arch deceiver and adversary of man and God. These things are a stench to God, touching the apple of His eye. Try poking someone’s eye and see the reaction.

The religious demonstrate their true natures when those who worship God in spirit and truth appear in their midst. Then they scoff, as prophesied of them. They scorn true righteousness, the righteousness from above that is not of the bondwoman, but of the free, which comes by faith, not works, though works follow true faith.

They offer services and omit the Law of God, which is required of all to keep.

Vain and proud worshipers despise the small, simple, strange, unconventional, and nonconforming – that which is outside the establishment, that by which God chooses to demonstrate His glory and power:

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 MKJV
(27) But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
(28) and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things that are;
(29) so that no flesh should glory in His presence.

If called of God, you are called of Him to walk in the truth and to live it. Obedience is a pillar in the walk with God and the essence of it:

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him” (John 14:21 MKJV).

His title of LORD underscores the reality and requirement of obedience, but while many say, “Lord, Lord,” they refuse or neglect to obey. They offer services and sacrifices and omit the Law of God, which is required of all to keep.

I am called a cult for teaching these things. However, let scoffers beware. I am sent of God, and those who are not offended in me, and who receive and do what I say, will be blessed and will find the peace and prosperity of God. Those who stop their ears and go their way will be as all those in the day of Noah. The Lord is finished winking. This is the way it is.

God loves honesty and hates lies. He loves sincerity and hates hypocrisy.

Can one stand and point one’s finger at the churches and criticize them for their hypocrisies and falsehood and thus be justified? No. Recognizing falsehood is not salvation or justification. One must not only recognize and reprove the darkness without, but must firstly forsake the darkness within, walking in the light (the truth) himself. God would rather you stand against Him and be forthright about it than be a false friend.

He loves honesty and hates lies. He loves a single eye and hates doublemindedness. He loves sincerity and hates hypocrisy. He loves humility and hates pride. He loves true confession and hates sycophancy. Why should you fall far short of His favor and suffer His wrath? Who can survive it?

If you are going to be honest about others, criticizing them, then you had better firstly be honest and critical of yourself. You will not be able to excuse yourself because others were bad or worse than you.

“And why do you look on the splinter that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull the splinter out of your eye; and, behold, a beam is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to cast the splinter out of your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:3-5 MKJV).

On this the Scriptures are clear: Sin (independence of God and God’s laws), brings loss, death, and destruction. Embracing Him and loving neighbor brings life.

You complain that you have no choice. That’s true; you have no choice. But then you aren’t God, and you never were. You have never been in a position to argue or compete with Him, and you are not capable of standing against Him, which only in foolishness would you wish to do.

“You will then say to me, Why does He yet find fault? For who has resisted His will? No, but, O man, who are you who replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him Who formed it, Why have you made me this way? Does not the Potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel to honor and another to dishonor?” (Romans 9:19-21 MKJV).

He can do what He wants with what is His, and you don’t have the right to find fault or complain against Him, as if you were your own or He is yours. That is the way it is. Resist, and you will perish; believe and obey, and you will prosper.

I am here to deliver those appointed to life from lies taught as truths.

Flee destructive, self-serving religion. Get real, humble yourself, and submit to God; do as He says, and you will have true religion that is life.

I am here sent of God to teach His ways to those appointed to life, to deliver them from the works of men, the paths of the destroyer, the religious systems of the world, the flesh, and the devil. I am here to deliver them from themselves, by God’s grace.

I am here to deliver those appointed to life from lies taught as truths, from the false gospels and the other Jesuses that are preached.

I am here to bring them to a knowledge of the One, True God and Father and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, Who was crucified for us, raised from the dead and to Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord of all.

The day of the Lord is here. God is finished winking. None can hide any longer in their cozy corners, bars, bedrooms, ivory towers, fortresses, and comfortable pews. I come in His Name. If you are not with me, you are against God. That is the way it is.

Repent. Come and learn from me. You will find it very different from all religion you have known. It will require that you subject everything in your sphere of existence to the scrutiny and judgment of God.

It will not be a matter of “blind faith.” You will know what is the right thing to do. You will not only take my word for it – in many cases, I will be given only to verbalize what you already know to be true, and you will surely hear from God directly. All those He draws to Himself will understand and hear His voice for themselves:

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand” (John 10:27-28 KJV).

Count the cost before you start. There is a reward, quite surpassing the cost.

I have tried the way that I have taken these past decades and proven it to be true. All other ways have also been proven to be false, by the One True Way. I have staked my life on this way, and having proven it, I now call on others to follow. The way I have taken is the way of God, and now it is openly offered to all.

It is not a way of religion or “churchianity,” but of reality and truth; not a way of works, but of faith, albeit accompanied with good works – fruits pleasing to God. It is not a way of man, but the way of God. It is the Path of Truth.

Come and follow me. You’ll know I speak the truth, because you’ll find sound direction, purpose, peace, rest, and prosperity. This will only be by God’s grace, because I am a mere man, also delivered from the power of evil and sin by His grace.

Heed this warning: It will not be easy; in fact, it will be very difficult. It will cost you everything. You will suffer, and things will not be as you expect. Your whole world will be turned upside down:

Acts 17:5-8 MKJV
(5) But the disobeying Jews becoming jealous, and having taken aside some wicked men of the market-loafers, and gathering a crowd, they set all the city in an uproar. And coming on the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the mob.
(6) And not finding them, they drew Jason and certain brothers before the city judges, crying, These who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
(7) whom Jason has received. And these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.
(8) And hearing these things, they troubled the crowd and the city judge.

Read Matthew 10:16-42. Count the cost before you start. I can surely say there is a reward, quite surpassing the cost. That is the way it is. Truly, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain in committing your way unto God in Christ Jesus, as it is meant to be.

Indeed, you will find God, and you will find that He is altogether faithful and true.

Victor Hafichuk

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