Relating to Jesus Because He Relates to Us

Jesus is the most important person who has ever lived. He is the Savior, God in human flesh. He is not half God and half man. He is fully divine and fully man. In other words, Jesus has two distinct natures: divine and human. Jesus is the Word<> who was:

  • God
  • and was with God
  • and was made flesh

This means that in the single person of Yeshua (Jesus) He has both a human and divine nature; God and man.

The divine nature was not changed when the Word became flesh (John 1:1, 14). Instead, the Word was joined with humanity (Col. 2:9).

***Jesus’ divine nature was not altered.  Yet He was fully man. ***

Yeshua was not just a man who “had God within Him.”  He is not just a man who “lived the God principle.” He truly has both of those qualities; However, He is God in the flesh. “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Heb. 1:3).

Yeshua’s two natures are not “mixed together” (Eutychianism), nor are they combined into a new God-man nature (Monophysitism). They are separate yet act as a unit in the one person of Yeshua. This is called the Hypostatic Union.

Understanding this helps us to better come into communion with Yeshua. He was fully man: He suffered as we do, felt as we do, builds understanding and grows in communication with the Father as we do, was tempted as we are.  When The Bible refers to “all” as in “all men,” Yeshua is included in all men. When The Bible refers to God or the Holy Spirit or The Word made flesh or Yeshua, He is included. He is meant for us to love and stand in awe of.

Is this something that can be true and hold up to the words in The Bible?  The Words in The Bible would not be true if this nature wasn’t in existence.

<God, who at sundry times and diverse manners spake in times past unto the elect by the prophets, Whom in these last days has spoken unto us by His son Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, through Whom also He created the worlds.> 

That means that Yeshua created the worlds, but in Isaiah we learn that

<Thus saith The Lord Thy Redeemer, and He that formed you from the womb.  I am The Lord that maketh all things , that stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself.>

We won’t understand it without first having faith like a child. We are commanded to have faith in His words for they are life. Upon believing on God’s Son, Our Brother Jesus Christ, we will have that faith and understanding and be granted with eternal life for believing on Him. Be blessed my brothers and sisters, through The  I love you all a bushel and a peck.

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Isaiah Ch. 7

Hello there Lord lover!  Today is a day that invites us to take a habitual thought pattern in our life and change it to better suit God’s needs.  This world is complicated and we are commanded to joyfully trust all of it to God.  We need to believe the things we say about how in control and awesome The Lord is.

An example of this is in Isaiah Ch.7 :

<And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.>

So we have three characters, all kings.  Ahaz is presently king of Judah and afraid, freaking out really becasue Pekah and Remaliah are ganging up against him to take over his kingdom.

And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.>

Then said the Lord unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller’s field;

 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,

 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:>

< Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.>

Alright, just a few verses ago, The Lord sent Isaiah to Ahaz to calm the king’s nerves. Lets put on our thinking caps for a minute and pretend that Isaiah never went to the king to calm his nerves. With a troubled mind, the king would have been more likely to blench at the sign of attack.

God created things so that our minds have some control over what is going on around us.  If the king’s worry had no effect on the outcome of the war we can assume that God would not have wasted Isaiah’s time.  Fear is an agent that controls.  God has made it an option for us to fear Him.  Worry can bring about a situation that otherwise would not have come to pass.  That is why we are asked to cast our worries upon Him.  If we are living for Him than it is His battle and we just kinda experience ourselves acting for Him, naturally knowing what to do.

The rest of chapter seven is a great prophecy of Immanuel’s birth and an account of what His early years are for.  It is filled with things to prayerfully meditate on.  Surely written and made part of The Bible for us to become closer with Our Creator.  The more we learn about who He is the better we can serve Him.  It is so cool getting to know Who God actually is.  It is important to wind into and out of reading His word with prayer, asking Him to give us the confidence we need to carry His words with His Spirit.

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Every Man Has Been Believing A Lie Implanted In Us!

Jesus’ first coming accomplished more than we can wrap our carnal minds around.  One of those goals, though, was to show us that the carnal world that we live within is divest of it’s power when placed against the The Holy Spirit.  The Ruach usurps any other authority.

Jesus came not to glorify the carnal flesh but to show He has been delivered from it!  From before the earth was even created!  Jesus is not only God in the flesh but somehow, miraculously was fully man as well.  This means that we, as men, have an example to follow.  Jesus was a man as we are and therefore our goal can be achieved.

There are many things Jesus did.  One of them was connecting with His Father.  Jesus was absolutely desperate for that connection.  If it were a ring or a goblet He would have done absolutely anything and everything in His power to ensure that the trinket was always with Him.  It wasn’t a trinket though, it was Him showing His Father that their relationship was at the top of His to-do list at every moment.

Our Goal

To spread the gospel.  Satan has put a veil over the gospel.  Our carnal minds cannot understand the gospel in it’s fullness <Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.>

We can recite the words of the gospel without believing them.  The veil I am talking about is that many who have been reciting the gospel for years even believe that they believe it. It tells us two things about what has to happen in order for a person to be saved:

<If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that YawehImage result for raised from the dead yeshua raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. >

Most all people in churches have the confession with the mouth part down and pat like there is no tomorrow.  The second part… well, uh.  Most people’s hearts are deceitful above all things, remember?  <The heart is deceitful above all things, Who can know it?>  When was the last time that a desire or goal of yours tricked you into doing things you did not sign up for, something you have learned to regret?

Unfortunately, man’s very own lips are lying to him every time he or she says “I believe that Jesus was raised from the dead.” If we did some serious spiritual battle and got down to the brass taxes of what we are living for, we will find that we must admit that the idea of Jesus being raised from the dead is not a deeply held truth for many of us.  If it was, we would not be sinning and doing nothing about it.  Most of us don’t even know how to Biblically define sin, let alone wage war against it.

Many are being deceived by the carnal mind into thinking that they are living for Christ when in fact they are just really happy that Christ lives for them.  If Christ were to tell many of us “how to” love Him, we would simply skim over that part and focus on how awesome He is for loving us.  My love for people would like to post that with “and that’s ok,” but it is not ok.  It will do, but it is not “OK.”

Without HaMashiach we are incapable of planting the seeds of the gospel into the hearts and minds of carnal men.  We cannot water them, prune them or protect them.  We cannot do those things on our own accords.  Even though we carry all the right words we lack the right … something that can pierce through Satan’s veil over our hearts, that we may have the truth revealed.  We are desperate for Jesus to be with us.

Thanks so much to Anne of http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/.  She is a big reason why this post was originally written, and after some brushing up here and there, it is a wonderful honor to publish this.  There is a reason that The Scripture says to <Believe in your heart that Yaweh raised Him from the dead.>  Be joyful, thankful and allow humility to till your hearts my friends.  Our Father has more than earned dominion over your life and the lives of everybody around us.

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<Now the snake was more subtle than any beast of the field> is exactly what Jesus says to warn us of Satan and the wiles of sin.  Saul experienced this subtilty first hand. Samuel’s mother made giant sacrifices to ensure that she followed through with her word to God: “Lord if you give me a son, I will give you a son.”  Now those aren’t her exact words, none the less, the maelstrom here is the knowledge that Samuel’s mom gave Samuel to God.

When Saul was king, and David slew Goliath, Saul’s jealousy took root in Saul’s heart and was never destroyed completely.  Every time it was hampered it only came back stronger until it destroyed him.  At some point, Saul had all of Israel chasing David around the countryside to kill David, and Saul wondered why Adonai stopped speaking to him for a while.  Now, remember, Samuel is a good prophet of God, obedient, even when it hurt to be obedient. God was not talking to Saul in any way shape or form.  Saul was lost.  Very lost.

<And Saul sware to her by The Lord, saying, “As The Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.”

 Then said the woman, “Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.” And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, “Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.”

And the king said unto her, “Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.”

And he said unto her, “What form is he of?”

And she said, “An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle.”

And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

 And Samuel said to Saul, “Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.” 

Then said Samuel, “Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? And the Lord hath done to him, as he spake byImage result for soothsayer me: for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David: Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day.  Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.”

 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.>

You see, Saul did die soon after that.  He died a king over Israel ,and in sin and disobedience and suffered the draconian punishment that he had been storing up for himself.

Samuel, at the point of the conversation had already died and been gathered into his Fathers.  People do not control the spirits of the living.

I do not want to scare you, however to tell you that there are still people out there in the world like the soothsayer that Saul spoke with so many years ago would be an understatement.  We live in a world where people who practice magik are very numerous and everybody is aware of magik.  Magik is more powerful than people.  Satan is the ruler of magik and he makes it hard to resist.

The Father of all mercies promises us that as His children, no curse can fall upon us.  He loves everyone equally.  Very few do the hard work of loving Him.  Those who are not obedient to His commandments and say that they know Him are liars and the truth is not in them.

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What is Passover, Pt. 1

Passover is an awesome day to experience whether you are Jew, Gentile, or anything in between. There is a movement happening these days involving crazy people who have “found their roots” in The Torah and are living according to it as if it shows Elohim that they love Him.  One of the things these crazies are doing is keeping Passover.  If you are interested in the “how to” behind keeping Passover, keep reading, if you are not interested thanks for the visit.  According to Scripture, this is how Jesus kept this feast, none of us have to.

To throw out the idea of keeping Passover completely would be divesting oneself of the opportunity towards having a deeper connection with The Messiah.  There are plenty of folks out there who are indeed “keeping a Passover” but they are doing it according to Rashi, or Rambam, or some other Talmudic Rabbi who has decided that his word usurps those written through Moses, the prophets, and Paul (even though much of what Paul had written was not available to the general public yet).  Yes, there is only one Passover and in order to keep it correctly there are some complications on the way there. If you stick to scripture and scripture alone, you will find that Adonai has left a nice little treasure map that pin points exactly when He wants you to celebrate if you choose to do so. If you would rather not, that is ok and this day will be just a day like any other mundane day.

 

Prerequisite Information:

Let’s begin in Genesis.  According to Genesis 1:19 < there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.> This means that a day does not begin at the stroke of midnight, no, no, no.  The Lord placed the sun, moon and stars in the sky for us to calculate <seasons, and for days and years…>.  According to Scripture, every time you have sat with your family, friends, your honey and sweetheart to watch a sunset you are watching one day slowly drift into the next day.  Yep, the day begins with evening and ends with evening.  In fact, the word “evening” comes from a Hebrew word that is literally translated to “even,” referencing when the sun has become even with the horizon.  Now that we understand night (Laila in Hebrew) and day (Yom in Hebrew) govern the beginning and end of Scriptural days, let’s build on that.

There is a term that is found in a few different places throughout scripture that has been misinterpreted by every major Bible translation I have found.  Am I accusing our hard working and studious Biblical scholars of purposefully leading people astray?  I am not.  In fact I would say that The Bible is such a complicated and in depth book, written so long ago, that nobody could translate the entire thing correctly without passing their work on from one generation to the next throughout several generations.  Most of us would blench at the task.  Our Biblical scholars are courageous and hard working people.  Unfortunately though, when it comes to “Ben Ha Arbayim” they were just plain wrong.  It is actually an idiom of sorts and can be found in the first five verses of Numbers 9.  The NKJV translates it as “twilight” as does the HCSB and the ESV, where some other versions of the text such as the KJV translates it as “at even.”

You see, our scholars of Biblical texts translated “Ben Ha Arbayim” that way because the term literally translates to “between the evenings”.  The literal translation, coupled with the time at which the Passover traditionally began would bring most people to agree with “at even” or “twilight” being an ok translation, which it is.  Sort of.

“Ben Ha Arbayim” meaning “Between the evenings” does not mean “At any given time.”  Nor does it mean “At any time during the day,” or “At any time during the night.” No, no no, when a Hebrew man said Ben Ha Arbayim to a friend it would be a lot like me saying “In regards to all this Passover stuff, Im gonna “show you the ropes.”” Im not actually going to show you a set of literal ropes.  Just like Jesus is not literally a sheep fold’s gate and we are not literally sheep!  Ben Ha Arbayim idiomatically means “From the time that the sun has began it’s decent, to the time that the sun has set.”  That is the time period referenced when you see between the evenings.

Passover Already:

Now that we know what the term Ben Ha Arbayim is used to define, let’s build on that.  In Numbers 9, the first five verses are <And The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Let the people of Israel keep the Passover at it’s appointed time. On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall keep it at it’s appointed time; according to all it’s statutes and all it’s rules you shall keep it.”>  According to this, The Passover begins between the evenings on the 14th day of Abib.  Could it be that God meant that we begin the Passover at the twilight of the 13th?  Possibly.  It could be that Scriptures were rounding off the last chunk of the 13th into the 14th and calling those hours the 14th.

In Joshua, The Israelites (long after Moses had passed) celebrated the Passover feast.  <While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.> Passover was celebrated on the 14th day, not the 13th; However, the text could still be rounding off the last few hours of the 13th into the 14th.

Another example of how to celebrate The Memorial involves some of the Passover commands in Exodus 12:6 where it says <You shall keep it until the 14th day of this month.>  “This month” is referring to the first month, called Abib, and “it” is referencing the lamb.  This is where we can pinpoint the 14th day instead of the 13th day.  If an Israelite were to begin preparing his family’s meal between the evenings on the 13th he would be failing to keep the command that says <you shall keep it until the 14th day of this month.>

Another scripture that really sends it home is not in reference to the memorials of The Lord’s triumphant day: the day where He began to bring His children out from bondage.  Nope, it is an account of the very first Passover, the actual day after He sent an angel out to deliver the final blow against Pharaoh and Egypt.  In this scripture in Numbers 33 it tells us that <They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover, the people of Israel went out triumphantly in the sight of all the Egyptians…> This scripture is important in figuring the correct time that The Lord celebrates The Memorial of His triumph because The Israelites were told to eat their meal “in haste” with their sandals, and belts on and their staff IN THEIR HAND.  If the Israelites were to have eaten this meal on the 13th, they would have had more than 30 hours to sit around waiting for the fifteenth.  That’s more than one full laila and one full yom, making up a full day.  The Pharaoh found His dead son during the night of the 15th and the children of Israel were finally told to get the heck out of his city.

Israelites cannot have an original Passover where The Lord kills the Israelite’s enemie’s first born, and then are sent to cross over the Red Sea on dry land.  All Israelite people though are invited and encouraged to memorialize that awesome day by recognizing and celebrating that <on the 14th day of the first month, between the evenings is The Lord’s Passover.>

Nahum

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Hiya reader and master of English.  Have you ever read the book of Nahum? The Book of Nahum is a super quick read. It describes a battle God is waging against Nineveh to bring them to congruence with Him.  Nahum (the author and protagonist alongside Jesus) describes the vision of God in an exceedingly powerful and poetic style only made capable through grace.

Plenty of beautiful language here such as: <The Lord hath His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. . . The mountains quake at Him and Image result for chaotic whirlwindthe hills melt and the earth is burned at His presence . . . Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strongholds, go into clay and tread the mortar, make strong the brick-kiln.>

When reading Nahum we can imagine our bodies as the battle ground. You see, God is waging war on His enemies within us.  The time is right!  Clean a space for The Holy Spirit, The Word, Jehovah-Jireh, Elohim. Viewing ourselves as temples that need cleaning can change the thought process significantly for us when reading such acerbic language against the foes of Yeshua that lie within.  <“For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.”>  What happens after a field’s dry stubble is removed?  The field is bare.  It is time to plant the seeds of righteousness in our hearts, in our minds, weaving The Word throughout our very flesh and bone.

This theme is all over the place in scripture. The Theme is allegorical. The hard to describe process a person goes through if he or she chooses to heed their calling day in and day out for many months can more easily be described through such allegory.  Here it is again in Jeremiah:  In the first chapter, Jeremiah recalls what it was like when God came Image result for fresh dirtto him in a dream and placed His anointing on Jeremiah: <Behold I have put My words in your mouth.  See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms…>

Once the anointing was placed the question of what to do with the anointing remained. <To pluck up and break down, to destroy and to overthrow …>  Why would The Father want to do so much destruction?  <to build and to plant.>

Nahum is nothing but death and destruction against the enemy.  You’ll have to go to another book to read about what happens after man’s whoring is destroyed.

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Your Opinion: In Regards With Sin

This is my question.  When and/or where do our sins go when we believe on Christ?

Please comment with Scriptural verses. Our Father in Heaven does something with our sin and guilt and shame when it is forgiven.  Sometimes it is tough to pin down what we know to be true with scripture though.  If you find a comment that is not based on scripture, firmly, ignore it please.

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Aron Ralston: “127 hours”

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May God bless your life today, yesterday and tomorrow!  He created this world and everything in and around it.  There are events now adays that end up in the vast majority of the public and sometimes they are metaphorically useful to us in our walk with God.  If you are not familiar with Aron’s Journey with the boulder check it out here first so we are on the same page whilst learning how Jesus can teach us through Aron’s excruciating journey.

 

Let’s Begin

The boulder represents God.  Not just God though.  It represents the power of the people who pray for us and God; It represents God being with us while we allow Him to break our flesh and rid our demons, our spirit hindering habits in determination to live a life more pleasing to Him;  It represents faith.  It represents God.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a canyon and we decide to climb out before the boulder traps us.  We decide to climb out while we are still nascent. We have the choice to stay in that canyon, follow the call of Christ and admit to ourselves that we are wrong and that we need Christ in our lives to bring out of us the potentials that are embedded within.  Repentance is beautiful and emotional.  We die in there.  If we are a rose, some of the petals that make us up wither, die and fall away, making room for a new blossoming of the person Christ has already prepared for us.  We just kind of shift our thoughts, actions, words, motivations, schedule to be more like that person God has waiting for us to turn into.

The person being pinned down in the hole represents the process (not the event) of becoming a spiritually minded son of Jesus.  It takes a while. Don’t expect it to happen over night.   For me it started in 2010 and I was washed of my sins in 2014.  That’s longer than any pregnancy of any animal on earth. Being reborn is tough.  You become separated from your world.  For me, God pinned me down and broke my flesh in a very lonely place.

When Aron has a vision of his son this represents new life.  Aron was about to give up, and then he sees the future.  In that future is his unborn son.  This son, represents the newborn, spiritual creation that gives us hope for the future and motivates us to keep God in mind.  Once this new life is envisioned, the game is on.  Determination blossoms.

The major crux in the story is the decision Aron made to give up his arm.  Aron is a climber.  giving up his arm means giving up who he is as a climber.  This is like a shark giving up a fin;  A guitarist losing fingers on his fretting hand;  A cashier giving up their ability to count money while being friendly;  A professional allowing themselves to become dumb;  A sail boat cutting its sail in half.

Imagine this.  Clear your mind and see Aron walking.  He is now nose up on a brick wall.  He can die there at the wall.  The wall shows him that there is indeed a new life beyond that wall.  In order to get past the wall he has to become a different person in the same body.  Aron says “Yeah, I can be a new person”  The wall says “You don’t understand, Aron, how difficult it is to be a new person. Taking your arm will change the structure of your life socially and athletically.  It will force you to become who you must be.”

To receive new life we as people must be willing to be new lives.  To give up a portion of who we are as people.  Aron gave up who he was as a climber to break free.  Jesus does a lot of the work for us, but He does not do it all for us.  He lays the foundations of our new lives and we have to toil in order to get there.

Look at the earth for another example of toiling to bring out something embedded within.  God laid the foundations of the earth with rocks and dirt and trees.  We made I-phones.  Our technologies took a while to come to fruition and we aren’t always concentrating on that goal but bettering technology is a major theme most of the time.

Think about that for a minute.

There is no finish line in this life when it comes to follwing The King of ALL Kings and The Lord of Lords. We become closer to God and that never ends here on earth.

Workplace Warriors

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How many times have you walked into a church to find it filled with a lot of professionals: lawyers, chiropractors, accountants, office personnel and the like?  Most everyone understands what it’s like to be in the professional world.  Most everyone understands what is expected of the average employee and what is expected of the star performers.

Then, among all the professionals, you find that one young man or woman who sees professionals and working in such a bad light that they decide that professionalism, the job market, heck the economy as a whole is just plain evil.  Those particular young people balk at the idea of becoming successful. They kick at the goads in most every situation where they are presented with an avenue that could make them a more efficiently functioning member of society.  They turn down the very difficult road of becoming a Christian who has truly Godly values and is responsible for wealth. We all know those people.  The thing is: those people are right in a lot of cases.

Many of us choose to sacrifice certain Biblical principals in order to support ourselves and our families.  Every once in a while we might tell a lie, especially if everybody knows a lie is expected.  Have you ever wondered why certain lies are necessary to tell in order to keep society running smoothly?

Unless a pathway is laid out in front of us where dishonesty, cheating, and other understood rule breaking is not necessary, we tend to go with the flow, BUT: <…the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace.., temperance: against such there is no law.> Their is such a path for those who have taken hold of the truth and are applying it to their lives, their words, their minds … their hearts.

 

Take Responsibility:

The Lord prepares people to do His will.  It almost never ends up that somebody wakes up one morning and the skills are in them “all of the sudden.”  Then again, it is possible that Noah had never built a boat before the ark and it survived 8 souls while the whole world perished. Righteous people most likely earned their skills days or months prior to His will being placed before them.  God uses everyday tasks to prepare His potential people to take steps closer to Him.  In Acts Ch. 2 the leaders of the brotherhood (we are talking true leaders of the brethren) were given preternatural responsibilities.  Remember in this chapter what was happening:  The Lord was multiplying His people greatly and they were bringing all their wealth to give to the leaders of the brotherhood.

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Let The Lord Teach You How To Steward His Things:

You see, there are ungodly ways to handle wealth and Godly ways to handle wealth. Both accumulative.  Just like looking at Mr. Professional vs. the Righteous Workplace Warrior is not enough to tell weather or not one or the other is evil in their core, nobody can judge weather a wealthy man became wealthy by being obedient to God or through being selfish and very surreptitious about it.  This all comes to light eventually, though. <every good tree bears good fruit but a bad tree bears bad fruit>

One major fear many people hold against giving their lives to God is becoming homeless and destitute.  For some, that is what happens.  Let’s look at the Bible, though, to see what the truth of the matter is.  One example is in Acts 2: many leaders in the brotherhood lived in a dedicated way and they were far from destitute:  They owned EVERYBODY’S stuff!  

A lot of our patriarch’s: Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah and more were very wealthy.  They had their trials but were given great responsibility for their obedience.  Elijah is a hard patriarch to see this in just by reading the word without doing some historical research:Image result for wealth A lot of Elijah’s appearances in the Bible were of him either traveling and/or doing The Lord’s work away from home.  It is possibly a historical fact that Elijah was a very wealthy and powerful man at home who often gave up his comforts to work for God.  Hence his honorable place in History.

Then we have the prophets.  The following rule of thumb is not blanket, but for the most part rings true.  Look at Jonah:  He ran away from Yaweh and God wrestled him into submission.  Only after being wrestled into submission did he do what God commanded, and as a result he really didn’t have a place to call home in his Bible appearance.  A lot of the other prophets stories’ are similar:  kicking against God, God wrestling that man into submission, that man doing God’s work in crumby personal situations.

The other side of that coin looks like David and Moses or Elijah and Abraham. These men weren’t known for fighting with God.  Sure at times they were upset with their situation and had open conversations with Their Father about those situations.  A genuine relationship focused on respect and honor to The King is encouraged.  Do you see that?  I am going to repeat this point because it is important and can vastly change one’s life: our forefather’s being upset at their situation and having an honest conversation with Abba Father about it is way different than fighting against His plan.  To the untrained eye both conversations might look like the same thing.  Truth is, they are as opposite as obedience and disobedience.  The Father putting these conversations in The Word shows that a genuine relationship is indeed hard; however, do not let that fool you.  These men were wealthy and responsible with their wealth while they ran with God. <for I am strangers and sojourners with you>

Look at David!  He wasn’t just “being paranoid.”  The government was actually trying to kill him.  In many cases killing David was the government’s main objective.  Look at how the tables turned for David and the great respect he always showed for leadership, even when they made his life difficult.

Image result for wealthYoung man or woman, you have an obligation to yourself, your land, your nation. Learn how to handle wealth in a non-selfish way.  You have an obligation to stop hating the power wealth, respect and honor will potentially bring you.  Wealth and power are scary, and brother or sister, it is normal to be a little scared. At first. <Can any of you add a single cubit to His height by worrying?>

The perfect love that is blossoming in you drives out all fear. Your Father, The Lord, wants to teach you how to handle wealth properly for the greater good of the world and for His kingdom if that is the path He is laying before you.  Put yourself in a position to be blessed: Read your Bible and do what it says!  Wealth or no wealth, you will find the storehouses of heaven opened to you.

The reasons you have chosen to kick against the world’s economic plan for you are noble.  It shows great foresight, amazing moral standards and is few and far between, but to continue kicking against responsibility is no longer honorable.  Mount up, take strength and do not let anyone take the truth from you.  Keep walking with Your Father and let Him teach you, courageous child of The Most High God, Yeshua Ha-Mashiak

 

Author: T. J. Griffin

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Science & Religion

Basic Arithmetic is easy enough to grasp, right?  Let’s add the idea of eternity to Arithmetic.  Believe it or not when we add eternity to Arithmetic, something that basic all of a sudden makes a lot less common sense.  Why is that?  Using God’s Holy Word, and Reimen Zeta Functions we are going to see how.  These gets a little complicated.   Here is a link to a Numberphile video that will explain some of the equations you are about to learn.  And here is a much more important video, made by yours truly, describing how this phenomena describes a portion of the gospel : Full Video on This Topic.

N = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + +5 + 6 + 7…

The “…” in this equation means that this equation never ends.  What do you think the answer is?  If we take every natural number (positive whole numbers) and add them all up, forever, where would that leave us?  The answer is astonishing, it does not make any sense, and quite possibly is a driving rift between many college professor’s and their students who stand on common sense as their life canon.  The answer to this equation is minus one twelfth.  Now before we get our nickers in a fan let me tell you that this answer does not tell us anything other than this:  The world that we live in, it’s very building blocks are twisted and are falling apart.  The world’s nature is to die, decompose, and crumble, in an organized and categorical way.

It tells us in John 16: 13 that <When The Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.>  That is Jesus speaking to His disciples.  Why would we need a Spirit of Truth to speak to us if we have our five senses, and the world around us to observe our way into truth? <And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of HaMashiak> In this scripture some very powerful things are being said.

First, we know Satan is the ruler of the world.  The scripture we just read takes it a step further and tells us that HaSatan is the god of the world.  Him being god of the world gives him a lot more power than might be thought initially. Secondly, it tells us that the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.  Do not underestimate this little part.  Blinding the minds of the unbelievers is vastly complicated.  The reason science tends not to agree with itself, multiple witnesses have different testimonies of the same event, and every natural number adding up to minus a twelfth all comes down to the god of this world’s master plan of blinding the minds of the unbelievers so that they do not see the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.  Couple HaSatan’s desire to blind us, with the authority he has been given over all flesh and it leaves the world blind, no matter how smart it thinks it is.

There are two finger prints you are about to learn about.  One of them is a finger print lovingly placed in our very own bodies from God and the other is a finger print God uses The Devil to place in the world around us to warn us that we need Jesus each and every day.

  • Laminin: The First Finger Print

Laminin is “the cell adhesion molecule.”  In Colosions we learn that by Jesus all things were made, all things were created through Him, that He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  You see, the cell adhesion molecule’s job is to hold our bodies together.  Proteins are a bit of a mystery to Anatomy Majors.  They are not exactly sure how many Proteins there are, and of the few they do know about they mostly are unsureImage result for laminin of their function.  Laminin on the other hand is not a mystery.  we know what it looks like, what it’s building blocks are, and it’s function.  The cross shaped protein called Laminin’s purpose is to hold our bodies together.  Tissues cannot be tissues without the cells being held together, and every cell that is held to another is attached via Laminin.  Our bodies are held together with love.  With an innumerable amount of teeny tiny crosses. A bit of a signature, maybe.

  • Minus a Twelfth!?

On the other hand we have this rediculous idea of minus a twelfth being the sum of all positive integers.  Both the answer to that problem and the way of getting to that answer shows us that this world is crumbling, is not going to last forever, that we need to put our hope in Jesus. We desperately need Him.  We need to get over all of this very heady success and achievement stuff.

Suggestion: Get a piece of paper and pencil and do this math along with the article.  It really brings to light the point.

There are three equations used in order to get to the answer of this problem and we will call them N, S, and L.  N equals the sum of all natural numbers:

N = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7…

S equals the sum of an eternity of ones with alternating plus and minus signs, like this

S = 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1…

And L is the sum of all natural numbers starting with one and having alternating minus and plus signs:

L = 1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7…

When you take these three equations and use them together, they will give us the answer.  Mind you, this is a layman’s way of showing a very complicated thing.   This is not the only way to get to the answer, in fact there are many ways of getting to the answer; Further, there are vastly complicated equations that describe the nature of the world, where this answer shows up.  In the study of the building blocks of the world, minus a twelfth shows up all over the darn place.

First, we can answer S in many ways, the easiest way is to take the two sensible answers and average them together.  The two sensible answers, as you know are 1 and 0.

S= 1/2

Next is where we find HaSatan’s fingerprint. In order to get the answer to L we must multiply L to itself:

2L = ?

L as we know is  1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7.  To get two L’s we would be simply adding L to itself.  Here is the twist.   The Devil is “The father of lies.”  When he lied to Adam and Eve he said “Did God actually say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?” and the woman answered, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but Elohim said, “You shall not eat of any fruit of the tree  in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”

Then Satan’s response goes like this “You will not surely die.”  If Satan intended on bringing their minds into the maelstrom of thought that goes like this: They did not die right away, but did after many hundreds of years, then it would not have been a lie; However, his lie was in his intention, not the words themselves.

“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened,” This also was not a lie.  Satan was using a truth to leverage his cause.  He made it seem like the opening of their eyes was a good thing.

“and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil,” This is the part where Hasatan makes himself a little vulnerable.  He lets a little of himself be known here.  HaSatan desires to be like God and let’s us know what his intentions are by saying this.  Each step of this conversation shows that HaSatan’s nature is to twist reality, only ever so very slightly, to leverage himself into the position of God, and God lets him do that to those who do not believe.

This is the scary part.  HaSatan is the god of the world around us, as we are about to learn using these Reimen Zeta Functions, but he is also the god over our minds and bodies.  Our very thoughts.  He has been given authority.  The word warns us that he is “the god of all flesh.”  Remember Laminin?  Laminin’s job, as the cell adhesion molecule, is to hold together flesh.  Your brain is flesh.

Now that’s settled: When we take 2L’s we must make a little shift.  Instead of setting up the equation like this:

.  1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

+ 1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

We must set the equation up like this:

1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

+   1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

Because when it is set up like that you can now do the simple arithmetic to

add 1 to nothing to get 1,

and minus 2 to plus 1 to get  1,

3 and minus 2 is minus 1

minus 4 and 3 is 1,

The equation when all sorted out looks like this:

1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

+   1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7

1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1

Therefore we know that 2L = 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1

and we already know that an eternity of 1’s with alternating plus and minus signs is S.   We know that S is 1/2.  Therefore, you can do this:

2L = S

2L = 1/2

Then with some algebra we can solve for L by dividing both sides by 2

2L = 1/2

.    2

When we divide a half by the number two we get one quarter:

L = 1/4

Well now, we are really close to figuring out how in the world a problem like “what is the sum of all natural numbers for all eternity,” could be a negative fraction. We do that by subtracting L from N.  This is really kinda neat how it works, and if you are having trouble grasping this do not fret: Here is a link to a Numberphile video on this subject.

N – L = ?

we know that N is 1 + 2 +3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 and that L is 1 – 2 + 3 – 4 + 5 – 6 + 7.

.  1 + 2 +3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7

–  1 – 2 + 3  – 4 + 5  – 6 + 7

When we subtract a negative it makes the number a positive.

1 – 1 is 0

2 minus, -2 is 4

3 – 3 is 0

4 – -4 is 8

5 – 5 is 0

6 – -6 is 12

7 – 7 is 0

and so another pattern emerges here:

 

.     1 + 2 +3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7

–     1 – 2 + 3  – 4 + 5  – 6 + 7

.    0 + 4 + 0 + 8 + 0 + 12 + 0

We can eliminate the zeros and continue the pattern

N – L = 4 + 8 + 12 + 16 + 20 + 24 + 28

Now we notice this astounding thing: All of these numbers are factors, right?  Yes that’s right, you got it, all these numbers are factors of four.  You are learning some very complicated things right now and you are doing a stellar job.  Look at this: when we factor out the four we end up with:

N – L = 4 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7)

How do you know that? Because when you multiply 4 and 1 you get the 4.  4 and 2 you get the 8.  4 and 3 you get the 12, and so on.  It is the pattern we got: 0 4 0 8 0 12, right?

Now, we know that sum.  That 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 sum is N!

This means that:

N – L = 4N

Oh boy, we are really getting some answers now.  we already know that L is 1/4, and that leaves us with only the N’s to be solved for.  Let’s answer this problem:

N – 1/4 = 4N

Now we subtract the N on the left side from the N on the right side leaving us with 3N

.  N – 1/4 = 4N

 – N             – N

– 1/4 = 3N

Because N minus N is 0 and 4N minus N is 3 (for those whose algebra is really rusty) we now can divide 3 by -1/4 which brings us to the point where we find that the problem has turned into the answer.

 – 1/4 = 3n

.       3

 

minus 1/4 divided by 3 is minus a twelfth

N= – 1/12

 

This way of teaching math (in an article) is very complicated if you have not practiced algebra in a few decades.  If you watch this Numberphile Video it will really help you to solidify what you just learned, also, I have my own video on the very the same thing if you wish to watch it here it is, it means a lot when people watch my videos. Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to Gleaning The Scriptures.  It helps me out a great deal.

 

As you can see, when we stack these three particular equations together we find that only an almost unnoticeable shift is needed in order to put this jigsaw puzzle together.  Quantum physicists, and regular Physicists for that matter wake up every morning and stay up late nights scratching their heads until they have that “AHA!” moment whereImage result for Jigsaw earth months and months of solving comes together.  In order for these folks to keep working, and for the world as we know it to keep spinning, this is the way it is until He returns.  When He does return however, all the crap like what you just learned is going to burned up and destroyed, unveiling the true Kingdom of Yeshua.

 

There is hope.  If you have grasped everything you just read as I am sure you have, not only are you smart, but you are also courageous. To you I will give a narrow nugget of hope. The only nugget of hope.  It tells us in Colossions that even though HaSatan’s authority over the world is much, much more than any of us could have imagined: in Yeshua we have the ability to overpower the strong man: <And you who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us.  This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.  He disarmed the rulers and authorities…>

 

Loved one, I pray that you are strengthened in Elohim

Shalom.

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