Are you a Christian? Are you a Jew? Or are you, like Paul, a follower of the Way?
Jews worship a sack full of scrolls and their Rabbis, Christians worship a Roman pagan torture device known as a crucifix. People hide behind rituals trying to hide from Yah by keeping men’s rules.
Paul as a follower of the Way (of Yahovah) did not need identity or the external ikonry of a ‘holy’ man (and very few ‘holy’ women).
If Torah is written upon our hearts we do not need the external virtue signalling to make us set apart, we just follow the pathway set out for us by the personal miracle that guides us.
We do not need ‘religion’; we do not need proxies to intervene for us, we trust and rely on Yah for all things. Righteousness is personal, it comes from Yah direct, not from ‘holy’ men and their rules and rituals.
When we left the prodigal’s pigsty, we started on a journey, a journey whose destination is the gates of the Father.
We must make the journey with the mindset of a servant, and we are met from afar by other servants with messages of encouragement. But we seek, we listen and we learn. We strive to be in tune with Yah, so that when we arrive, the gates will open for us – we are a good and faithful servant and no threat to His household, and with no desire to once more demand our selfish inheritance.
It is not about being a famous evangelist or Rabbi, it is about a personal journey of humility, learning to put aside the ‘godship’ of the prodigal that landed him in the pigsty in the first place (the godship of the fallen Adam) and re-entering Eden as a Yah and Creation compliant renewed Adam.
Eden has gates, but only those who have given up on Adam and become followers of the Way of Yahovah can enter back in. That Yah put the gates in Eden means that we can come back, but not as Adam knowing his own good, and his own bad – defining his own identity and his own righteousness. But as a servant, reborn from above, and displaying Yah’s good and avoiding Yah’s bad following the directives written upon the heart – the Torah of Abraham and Moses.
Adam cannot re-enter Eden unless he gives up his self-godship; his propensity to do things his own way. For we like sheep have gone astray…..