our spiritual practices are never more important than the belief in the Messiah
This is definitely not true. What a shame that this has come to pass as Yashua's teaching! Belief in the Messiah is very important. But it is not more important than spiritual practices- loving God, worshiping him, living lives of prayer and meditation, growing as people, doing good deeds to build up the kingdom, etc. All of that is assuredly not in vain without belief in the Messiah. To resist the inner witness of the Spirit regarding the Messiah is indeed sinful. However, it's even more sinful to not have any daily spiritual practice whatsoever. This should be incredibly obvious.
First of all, the Messiah is God thus Loving God is believing in him worshiping him in spirit and truth. not only in words but in deeds also.The Father , the Son and the Holy Spirit are One. so in this you need to pay attention to what you are saying. The Messaih is the Logos Incarnate who is The Only Begotten Son,Wisdom, and Power of the Father.
Read the previous quotes of the Gospel of John.
Salvation is through the Son.
Drawing near to the Father is Through the Son
Acquiring the Spirit is through the Son.
He that has the Son has the Father and the Spirit.
God is Life
we have no life without God
John 151“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
21But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin,c but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
so my brother which part of' with out me you can do nothing' is difficult to understand? we can be fruitful by abiding in the Son and that fruit the Father will be pleased in, those that remain and never bear fruit, the Father prunes( scary if you ask me) however, honoring and loving God the Father can never be complete without believing in the Son and that is always meaningfully done in the Spirit. if man could have been saved by works alone Christ need not have come.
If death and corruption could have been defeated by works alone The Savior need not have come and once he did , his death would have been in vain.
The son always says 'Come to the Father' to help us do that, the Holy Spirit has come to us from the Father through the Son. now then our work can be spiritual only when it holds the sweet fragrance of the Spirit, who bears witness about the Son."And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." 1John 5:11
they say a word for the wise.