Baptism in the power of the Holy Spirit
Every believer receives the Holy Spirit when he believes. But when a believer is baptized with the power of the Holy Spirit and begins praying in tongues, they get a large increase of the power. No one will qualify to be chosen to enter the kingdom of heaven unless they are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Yahusha did no miracles until He was baptized with the power of the Holy Spirit. He changed the water into wine after He was baptized by John. And He told His disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they were baptized with power. As soon as Peter received the power, he preached his first sermon, adding 3000 new believers, and began healing people.
John 3:5 “Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Yahuah.”
John 4:23,24 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. Yahuah is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Worshiping in spirit is praying in tongues privately. It is required of all believers. The scripture is clear that believers must pray in tongues to worship Yahuah according to His will. This is not related to the gift of speaking in other human languages in public prayer services.
1 Corinthians 14:2-5 “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to Yahuah, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. … He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, … I wish you all spoke with tongues.”
Jude 20-21 “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keeping yourselves in the love of Yahuah, looking for the mercy of our Master Yahusha the Messiah unto eternal life.”
See: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, https://www.kcm.org/search/node/praying%20in%20the%20spiritis
obedience to the commandments of Yahuah
No believers who practice lawlessness without repentance will enter the kingdom of heaven. Most believers today ignore the commandments of Yahuah, because they are not required for eternal spirit life in heaven. It is obtained by faith for repentence in the name of Yahusha alone, not by works. Unfortunately, this disqualifies a believer from being chosen to be a leader in the kingdom, because that requires good works and obedience to the law.
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And I will declare to them,’ I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “
The most flagrant violations of the law by believers today are: (1) failure to honor the names of Yahuah and Yahusha, (2) failure to honor the Sabbaths and holy days, (3) sexual immorality, (4) abortion, (5) ignoring dietary laws, (6) coveting the possessions like others have, and (7) failure to love other people. Some of the violations of the law were established by the laws of the Roman government in the fourth century and enforced for 1500 years. Unfortunately, this lawlessness is still practiced by most believers today.
See: Jim Stanley, Passion for Truth Ministries, Who Is The Bride, Parts 1-3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOx7tfkf9I4
HOnor, praise, glorify and call on the name of Yahuah
Believers are required to know and use the name of Yahuah to qualify to be chosen as a leader in the kingdom of heaven. This is the most important requirement for salvation. It is the first commandment in the covenant and the most important requirement for salvation of the soul. Yahusha called it the first and great commandment in the covenant, and only those who believe on His name can be saved. The scriptures include more than 357 verses that command more than 100 different activities related to the name of Yahuah. The name itself appears over 7000 times.
Since the name of Yahuah is so important to the power, protection and salvation of the believer, the forces of evil have made it a high priority to hide the name to prevent believers from knowing it or obeying the commandments. Very few believers know, honor or believe the name of Yahuah, which has very serious consequences.
Jeremiah 23:26,27 “How long will this be in the heart of the prophets … who try to make My people forget My name … as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.”
This is very appropriate today, because Baal is a Hebrew word for Lord. Replacing the name of Yahuah with “LORD” is a serious violation of the commandment to not add or take from the word of Yahuah. This is one of the greatest deceptions of believers, causing them to violate the greatest of all the commandments, to love Yahuah and honor His name.
Malachi 3:16-18 – “Then those who revered Yahuah spoke with one another. Yahuah took note and listened, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who revered Yahuah and thought on his name. They shall be mine, says Yahuah of hosts, my special possession on the day when I act, and I will spare them as parents spare their children who serve them. Then once more you shall see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves Aluah and one who does not serve him.”
faith in the authority of the word and the name of Yahusha
Without faith in Yahuah and His word, it is impossible to please Him. Therefore, it is impossible to be chosen for leadership in the kingdom.
Where does this faith come from? Faith comes from hearing the spoken word. All words are seeds of faith that are sown into the human spirit, which produces a harvest of faith. The more a person speaks, the more he believes what he is saying, good or bad. Negative words produce faith in the negative, or fear and doubt. Positive words produce faith for blessings and success in achieving goals.
Developing faith in the authority of the word is very important for receiving answers to prayers. This is the key to the kingdom. This is the good fight of faith to overcome spiritual forces and receive everything that is needed for life, while seeking first the kingdom of heaven. Yahuah cannot help believers unless they ask Him. Believers have not because they don’t have the faith to ask and believe they will receive what they ask for.
John 14:13-15 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
Patient endurance of training for leadership in heaven by suffering
A crown of authority, glory and honor as the bride of Yahusha is promised to those believers who patiently endure tests, trials, persecution and suffering. This is promised more, than for any other accomplishment. Tribulation and persecution are used by Yahuah to develop the character of His children for leadership in the kingdom. They purify character like silver and gold are refined in fire. The believer is expected to give up the normal life to focus on working for the kingdom. Many believers face prison and execution for their faith and obedience to Yahuah. They must keep their goal focused on the awesome glory and honor of living in the city of the paradise of Yahuah.
Matthew 16:24-25 “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and the He will reward each according to his works.”
Yahusha is describing the choice believers must make for the salvation of their carnal soul for life in the kingdom. Believers are foolish to focus on success in this life and fail to do what is required to qualify to be chosen to enter the kingdom, giving up the glory and honor of ruling with Yahusha.
See: Daniel Joseph, Hebrews Part 38, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYyREznhIU8
Daniel Joseph, Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, Part 10, Current Events: https://vimeo.com/444348277
righteous acts as a faithful servant
No one can be chosen to enter the gate to life as a leader in the kingdom of heaven as the bride of Yahusha, without a wedding garment, which is defined as righteous acts or good works.
Revelation 14:7,8 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
Mathew 22:2-14 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a wedding for his son … And the wedding hall was filled with guests. But … a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. … Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him in outer darkness! … For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Clearly, the man in this parable represents a born-again believer in heaven, who had not done righteous works. He was cast outside the city where it is much darker, because everyone that lives in the city glows like the sun. (Daniel 12:3). He was a called-out believer, but was not chosen to enter the gates of the city.
The New Testament scriptures include over 150 passages that describe righteous acts of the saints. These scriptures can be grouped in general categories such as: (1) charity, (2) evangelism, (3) spiritual warfare, (4) love, (5) godly character, (6) sacrifice, (7) worship, (8) ministry, and (9) prayer. If a believer is faithful to do these righteous acts as a faithful servant, he will qualify to receive a wedding garment required to be in the kingdom of heaven.
Bear fruit for the kingdom of heaven
Believers will not be chosen to enter the kingdom of heaven as a leader if they haven’t born any fruit for the kingdom. They are required to teach others the qualifications for leadership which are obedience, good works and bearing fruit. This is the primary goal that all believers were created for. So every believer is required to teach the word of the kingdom to others so that they can qualify to be chosen.
Matthew 25:14-30 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And he gave to one five talents, … Then he who had received the five talents went and traded them, and made another five talents. … After a long time the lord of those servants came … and he brought the five other talents; … His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’…
Then he who had received one talent came and said. … I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. … But his lord said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant … cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness.’”
Believers have the greatest opportunity the world has ever known to be chosen for the greatest calling that Yahuah has ever designed for man. The field of ministry is wide open with no competition, for almost no one is teaching the word of the kingdom today. A small spark could ignite a worldwide revival of obedience to the law and honor of the name of Yahuah. The reward regardless of the opposition is to be chosen to be a leader in the kingdom of Yahuah.