Part 3: Yeshua is Greater Than Abraham

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In John Ch. 8 Yeshua was in big trouble. He had a whole crowd of people questioning His authority. Without them knowing that His authority was not of Himself it would be much more difficult for people to trust His words, and ultimately be broken free from bondage. Yeshua frequently found Himself being pushed around because He had nobody among the authority of the high priests, saducees or pharisees that would vouch for Him. And those who did were most likely not treated well.

Yeshua had done many great works and in many different ways. In fact His Father has made Him heir unto all things. Was Abraham, of whom He claims to be greater, one who could or would even claim to be as great as that? Heir unto all things? Did Abraham place disobedient Jonah in the belly of a whale? Did Abraham bring down the walls of Jericho and answer Joshua with “I am the commander of The Lord’s army,” when Joshua asked “Are you for us or against us?”

Was it Abraham who stormed in during a war between five kings with only three hundred men to save his nephew lot? How about when Abraham walked on water before His disciples after the question of the enemy was embedded in their minds: “Is Image result for Greater than Abrahamthis man really claiming to be greater than Abraham?” No, I do not remember Abraham doing those things. And those things He was company to was not of his own strength. Was it Abraham who took your sins within Himself, and poured out His life to bring you from living for death and into living and fighting for life?” No, that was not Abraham. That was, is, and always will be Yeshua, Who lives and reigns as The King of kings and Lord of lords.

Let’s look at how Yeshua handled His defense against the pharisees. There were so many things He could have done and said to cause their focus to shift away from arguing against Him. Look at where His focus was at all times. Yeshua is a master fisherman, casting His hook out and into the stream of their thoughts and then reeling them back to what His focus never averted from, ever.

<Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world, he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”>

Abraham never would have claimed something like that. <The pharisees therefore said “You bear record of Yourself, therefore Your record is not true.”>

<Yeshua answered and said unto them, “Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true for I know from where I came, and where I am going. But you cannot tell from where I come or where I am going. You judge after the flesh. I judge no man. And yet if I judge, My judgement is true.>

The following is a partial documentation of Yeshua’s conversation with His people in the treasury. If you crack open that Bible of yours and turn to John Ch. 8 verses 12-20 you will see the whole conversation. Yeshua is a master psychologist, sprinkling threats for disobedient thinking and promising life for obedient thinking and actions into His explanations and rebuddels to people’s hardened hearts. The same curses and promises that were given to His people so long ago and recorded in Deuteronomy 28.

Later in this same chapter, Yeshua is again pleading with men to recognize Him as being Lord and accept Him into their hearts to save them. Shouldn’t be too hard right? The high priests were not treating people very well and neither were the Romans, yet He worked with great strength and through great tribulation and trials to save even the oppressors. And get this. He saved even some of the oppressors! What a needle to thread!

<“He that is of God hears God’s words, you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.”>

<Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, “Say we not well that you’re a Samaritan and have a devil?”>

… < “And I seek not My own glory…Verily verily if a man keep My saying He will never see death.>

<Then The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a devil, Abraham is dead and the prophets, and You say that if a man keep Your sayings he won’t taste death. Are You greater than our Father Abraham, which is dead? And the prophets are dead, Who do You make Yourself?”>

Now, to a group of people who had no televisions, magazines, books, or any media to keep themselves busy, were wholly concentrated in scripture, the reply that Yeshua gave them here is plainly admitting to them that He indeed is God:

< Yeshua said to them, “With absolute certainty, I tell you before Abraham was, I am”> And rightly so as His authority was descended upon Him directly from His Father for He did those things that pleased His Father. Imagine if a man who was not God was proclaiming the same truths to them! What is the crime in being greater than Abraham? There is not a crime there and a vast openness between Abraham’s journey towards perfection and YHVH’s perfection for multitudes of people to fill.

You see, Abraham did not walk on water, neither did Moses or the Israelites that had Image result for Yeshua Walking on waterbeen saved after seeing many great miracles performed in Egypt. In fact in order to tell His disciples that He indeed was greater than all the greats, He healed the sick, cast out demons, made the dead to rise, fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the desert, rebuked raging storms and many other very marvelous works that sang the song of the works done by YHVH, connecting those things to what He was doing before their very eyes. Yeshua is a wonderful counselor and great physician. He is a righteous, holy and good Father, and no suffering done under His tutelage will be done in vain if you stay walking in faith. Let your faith grow and produce good fruit for every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down. It then will be cast into the fire.

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Part 2: The Savior’s Multi-Witness Testimony (Not Again)

For some reason, during the publishing process, The Scripture verses are being omitted.  For any of my readers who read this over with no Scripture in it on Wednesday Oct 3rd, I apologize! I have just reposted it today at 5:30 am Thursday Oct 4th.  Enjoy! I am working on it!

 

Did you know that The Word of God, The oracles that were given to the Jews to protect throughout their generations, The Bible, was quietly spoken of in the books and letters that were to make up the text before it even existed?

In Luke Ch. 1 it begins quite clearly speaking of a group of writings that bear witness of The Savior. <Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ambassadors of The Word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for sometime past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theoplolis, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.> Now, I know that Theopolis was most likely the name of a man to whom this letter was written personally. I beg the question, was the author of this letter aware that the name “Theoplois” means “lover of Elohim?” If I had to guess I would say “Yes.”

Instead of wrestling with that information, let me ask you to file that away for further investigation at a later date. Currently we are focusing on the fact that all these books, letters, songs, rulings and regulations, historical references, and life advice all boil down to one thing: A testimony of The Savior. The Bible is a witness of the character of Yahova and His Most Precious Son.

When The Savior was alive in the form of a man, who lives and dies once, He could not point to a higher authority, understood by most earthlings, while saying, “I Am Who I Am because this person or group of people recognize Me as such.” John, Isaiah, Jeremiah they all had the same problem. They could not go before their king at the time and say “Hey, you guys need to check yourselves. You see, this higher authority has recognized me as the ambassador to bring you the news that your imperfections are causing major problems. You need to go through the difficult work of learning the lessons that will right some of your wrongs both for yourself and for those under your authority. Not to mention the rest of humanity”

In the eyes of the kings and ruling authorities of the Israelites, they were the highest authority because YHVH had made them the higher authority. There is one example of a righteous king who was given his authority through The Savior and took His correction well. This example that comes to mind is when king David was rebuked by way of parable, and rather brusquely, through the prophet Nathaniel. David repented, was forgiven, and took his punishment like a man. David did not even have to be told that Nathan was coming in the authority of The Invisible Higher Power. David’s faith was incredible.

The same cannot be said for some of the authorities of the Jews in Israel during The Savior’s days. The Savior told them that those who came before Him bore witness of Him. He was challenged: “Your witness isn’t any good because You are bearing witness of Yourself.” No no no, ruling authorities, you have it somewhat wrong. In the book of John, after healing a man on the Sabbath, His authority was questioned and He pointed to where His authority comes from. He also pointed to Who He truly is. He began by agreeing with His accusers where they were right and then He showed them where they were wrong. <If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.> You see there, He was showing them where they were right. Now, He began to show them what it was they had been failing to see. <There is Another that bears witness of Me; and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.> One Witness Who He can always rely on, check.

<Ye sent unto John and he bare witness unto The Truth.  But I receive not testimony from man: But these things, I say that you might be saved.> There is another witness, who received His witness from the previous witness, yet was a man just like themselves. Next, He begins to explain the listener’s relationship to the ladder of the two witnesses being called to remembrance:<He was a burning and shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in His light.>

Then, The Savior refers to another witness more powerful than John, and for good reason if His listeners were of the sect of pharisees, saducees and herodians:<But I have a greater witness than that of John: for the works which The Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that The Father hath sent Me. And The Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath born witness of Me.> Later in this discourse, The Son refers to yet another witness. The witness of The Scriptures that were written about Him, and given to the very Jews He was speaking with, given to those very Jews to protect from generation to generation.<Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.>

The remainder of this discourse you will not find me picking it apart and explaining what The Savior shows me. I invite you to close your eyes, put on a thankful heart and ask Him to testify of Himself to you within your own self, that you may be saved from the deceitfulness of the heart. That you may come to find more perfection, more abundant kindness and deeper fellowship with The Son. Remember Who is speaking and who He is speaking to: <Ye have neither heard His voice at anytime, nor seen His shape. And ye have not His word abiding in you: for Whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. If another come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, which receive honor from one another, and seek not the honor that comes only from Elohim. Do not think that I will accuse you to The Father.  There is one who accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. But if you believe not his writings how shall you believe My words?>

You see, The witnesses of The Savior were everywhere spanning over great multitudes of time and space. Even great multitudes of people followed Him. He preached least in the temple and from the pulpit. He preached from the wilderness too. It did not take much to describe His character to those who were being oppressed and looking for Their Savior. It was those who were laying burdens on the backs of those who did not have the heart to lay burdens on the the weak.  The strong were being divested of their opportunity to see The Truth.  Divested of their opportunity to see The Truth because of their riches and comforts. Those who were laying burdens on others were the ones that were most difficult for The Savior: Not to show them the truth, but to help them to walk in it. They always saw it, at the very least, a glimpse.

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Hi there! I recently published Part 1 of a 4 part series called ” Yeshua’s Multi Witness Testimony” and it made very little sense.  Somehow a lot of key sentences and quotes were deleted.  Below you will find the corrected version of “Part One: The Spiritual Glass Ceiling.”  Please accept my apology if I confused anybody or wasted anybody’s time that was in no way shape or form my intention.  Please enjoy this post and glean what you can from it before the next post is published in 3 days.  Thank you.

 

The Savior dealt with a lot of leadership drama. For the most part, people hate leadership. He worked the works of Our Father. There were many before Him who had been given preternatural tasks great and small. The work that was given to The Savior was greater than anybody’s work. He had to deny His flesh more, fast longer, vessel secrets of The Word more eloquently, pray more deeply, suffer more and longer, and He had to shepherd more people but with less worldly resources. He was however, given more grace. With this being said, The Savior had to be perfected more too.
Jesus from the Shroud 2015

Let’s look at the Jews and Israelites for a minute. A lot of the push back Our Savior received was from people who knew their word better than most people today could even imagine. The Savior was cursed and murdered, ultimately for truthfully exclaiming His character to some of those folks. The people would say “Are you claiming to be greater than our father Abraham?”

Let’s think about that for a minute. Our patriarch Abraham was a man being brushed up. Abraham started as a lump of clay, torn up by and tied down to sin and hate and unrighteousness just like all of us. When YHVH called Abraham He said “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great so that you will be a blessing.”  Indeed, Abraham was a blessing and the work He did through him is still blessing people today, and will continue to bless people. YHVH continued telling Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Those are some pretty serious promises right there. They aren’t just YHVH telling Abram that He will take care of him. It is YHVH telling Abraham that the entire world will be bent based upon how they treat Abraham’s family. Notice that it does not say “I have made of you a great nation,” or “Your name is great,” no no no, the implication here is that the both of them had a lot of work ahead of them in order to fulfill The Savior’s promise that He “will make of you a great nation.”  And indeed Abraham is our patriarch because he accomplished Elohim’s work put before him.

It goes to show that putting Abraham in a place of great honor is no mistake by anyone, including our Israelite brothers and sisters. We rightly honor our patriarchs. They were hard working, faithful, life giving beings who loved YHVH with a great deal of strength. Does it stop there though? Is it Abraham that saves us? No. In fact, if one were to put their faith in Abraham they would find a brusque response falling upon their ears on judgment day.

The people of Israel who pushed against The Savior had not been loving YHVH with all their heart, mind, and strength and therefore were given over to a debased mind. A mind that read and understood scripture but for the wrong reasons. Those who pushed against The Savior ultimately drew untruthful conclusions from very truthful sources. We see this same push back in almost every conversation John the Baptist had with his own disciples when The Savior showed up and showed Himself greater than John. John’s disciples would come to him saying, “Master, look, The Savior is being awesome and stepping all over our toes!” All John could do was say “Dude, listen to me: I am nothing and He is The Creator of The Freakin Universe, Man! You are insane to think I am going to try and get in His way! I must decrease and He must increase, bro.”

The Savior was given an opportunity to describe His character to the Israelites after healing a man by the pool at Bethesda. The people pushed back at Him because He was breaking man made laws that were based on His word, but were an adding to or subtracting from, sometimes both: a very grave sin. In defending Himself He was able to describe Who He is, “For as The Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also The Son gives life to whom He will. Elohim judges no one  but has given all judgement to The Son, that all may honor The Son, just as they honor The Father.”  It is at this point that the glass ceiling that people had put between them and Yeshua shows itself quite clearly. They were using a buffer between them and The Savior because their hearts were not right, because they were being called but weren’t submitting, they were wallowing as pigs in a mire and returning like dogs to their own vomit. It is despicable and will be cast out of The Kingdom, not welcome to sup with Him.

Yeshua strives to bring them into Him none the less: “You sent to John and he has borne witness of The Truth. Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.  He was a burning and shining lamp and you were willing to rejoice for a while in His light.”  Yeshua continues and rightly says “The testimony that I have is greater than that of John.  For the works that The Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about Me, that The Father has sent Me.  And The Father Who sent Me has Himself borne witness about Me.”

Claiming to be greater than The Almighty One is blasphemy. But why do Jews and hqdefaultGentiles alike get angry when a man claims to be greater than a righteous, yet imperfect man? Being greater than an imperfect yet highly honored man, if true, should be encouraged, yet is met with social sparring and segregation even today.

You see, the spiritual glass ceiling is self inflicted, and can only be lifted by accepting, believing in, and acting upon Yeshua’s instructions and commands for you.

Please remember this when in your churches. The world needs acts of kindness even if the heart where the act is coming from is not true to YHVH. Religious games are played, and currently held “truths” of the Bible; current political correctness; and what is currently viewed as professionalism, matrix the point system. Those games will come to nothing, but will continue to be played and bless those who play them. We though, testify of The Savior with our hearts, minds and strength courageously.

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Get Ready

Ok everybody look forward to The Fall Four: 1 article, every 4th day of the week at 5:30am EST, every other week during the fall, starting next week. I know the last article was just not a fun one to read, and I hope I am not speaking too soon (about 24 hours later) but I appreciate all the likes, and that nobody had harsh words towards me for being the messenger. Albeit, possibly a kinder messenger I could have been, a learning and loving/loved messenger I am just the same.

Now that the difficult stuff is over, be on the look out for our fall series: a 4 part series on “Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) Multi-Witness Testimony” I am calling “The Fall Four.”

If all goes well, and I am able there will be a four part series written every fall! You are very welcome to comment, like and subscribe, but most of all I want to hear what your thoughts are on the subject! Converse with one another, fellowship from afar, and most of all be respectful and honor one another even if you vehemently disagree with what your brother or sister is saying.

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Write Worship in a Fallen World

Today is a marking place in history for a giant blow to the American ego.  It is a chance for us to humble ourselves, to recognize that we are not as in love with Jesus as we should be.  Let God change your mind about a sore, possibly infected subject.  He wants to place a soothing salve over that wound to bring clarity and healing.

Our God works in mysterious ways.  When we cut through all the red tape, we must see that The World Trade Centers was a monument erected and worshiped by some who are involved heavily in the economy such as those on Wall Street.   It represents our race as a whole worshiping the work of our own hands.  Let there be no mistake, God wants us to trade and live richly . . . in Him.  Thank you Jesus for taking down a pagan monument of our day, please help us to believe on You.

Many of the people who died and were affected by that tragedy are still in mourning and processing those feelings today. That was an awful day for everybody, some more than others.  The Trade Centers, for some, took on an almost anthropomorphic guise.  It was just metal and glass and things.

Please, do not let the sea of emotions that comes with death and fear and terrorism also take away discernment.  Who is orchestrating all things?  Who is it that uses His children’s enemies to chasten them?  Who is it that should be having monuments erected for Him and to Him regularly both in Spirit and in truth?  Let this be a reminder to keep our focus on Him even when nobody else is, while at the same time, bring us to know that His comfort is beyond mere human understanding, beyond measure.  For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

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When Does The Lord’s Day Begin?

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Lord, I ask that you open my reader’s spiritual eyes, causing them to see the world only just a sliver more closely to the way that You see it.  I ask that Your anointing be in them and that you give them people in their lives who are ready to and will be excited to hear the truth; While at the same time preparing them for those who are not as excited about the truth.  You are high and lifted up and Your Spirit rests more fully on those who love You.  We praise and worship Your holy name and appreciate Your Grace being with us.  Allow us to sight the fiery darts of the enemy before they arrive and keep Your armor upon us.

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Have you ever wondered when it is that God starts and ends days?  When the clock strikes midnight right?  That is not the case, no no no.  In fact Scriptural, a day starts with the night- the very beginning of night.  To be more specific, a day starts with twilight.  The very start of twilight before it even seems to be twilight.

The sun is high in the sky and it’s rays are being blasted upon the earth.

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Flowers dance and shake

Rivers babble while puddles rise

Skin. Golden brown and warm to the touch

The clock spins and twilight’s call begins

Twilight’s call begins

Looking over the lake, clouds turn from marshmallows to fiery puffs. Yellow, molten red, pinks and blues, a flash of green and blues turn to dark purple. The sun waves as The Lake kisses it’s forehead goodbye for bringing us another day.  Twilight has called and a new day has begun.

It’s true.  <And the evening and the morning was the first day> second day, third day, each day begins and ends just as it was created.  You see, there are many people out Image result for pope gregory the 8ththere who have come to understand this, but in order to acquiesce society most still speak in terms of the Gregorian midnight to midnight way of keeping time. Deep down inside they long to reverence The Writers of Scripture and honor The Father by keeping Biblical time.

Many people who are of that fold are unsure as to whether or not a day begins with the sunset or sunrise.  This is a valid argument for various reasons.  One of those reasons is that the word evening comes from a Hebrew word that can be literally translated to “even.”  Even references the time when the sun has become even with the horizon.  Has the world gotten itself so mixed up that we call night evening in reference to the sun’s setting but Elohim meant for the day to begin with a sunrise?  The answer is a resounding “no” for those of you that are indeed seeking something that is foundational.

How can we be so sure?  There are many reasons in The Word that point to this.  But it cannot be clearer than in Exodus when The Lord tells about His Passover.  Not just a memorial of Passover, but the actual Passover itself when Moses was used of The Holy Image result for Passover in EgyptSpirit to lead Elohim’s children out of Egypt and into the desert. <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…>

But that doesn’t say anything about night or day does it?  It sure doesn’t, but if you know anything about Passover you know that this pinpoints which “even” Adonai uses as the ambassador that ushers the slow and brilliant sweep that is one day turning into another.

The Israelites were told to begin their Passover meals “Between The Evenings.”  Most translations have used the terms “at even” or “twilight” to fill in a gap where they weren’t sure.  They werent’ sure what the original writing meant by “Ben Ha Arbayim,” literally translated to “Between The Evenings.”  Between The Evenings is a Hebrew figure of speech that means “The time period between the start of the sun’s decent from it’s peak to twilight after the even.”

That night, the Israelites were instructed to take some of the blood that spilled from their Passover sacrifice and place it over their lintels.  This was to be done before the nightfall.   Israelites, that year were instructed to stay inside their homes that night as The Lord’s hand passed through Egypt taking the first born of all without the blood on the lintels.  Pharaoh found his dead son the night of the fifteenth, and told the Israelites brusquely that it was time to high tail it out of there.

This still leaves a question as to whether or not the Israelites left during the night of the fifteenth or the day of the fifteenth.  One might argue that since the Israelites left “in the sight of all the Egyptians” it was during the day.  Another argument might be that Adonai told them to eat their meals that evening “in haste” with their sandals and belts on and THEIR STAFF IN THEIR HAND.  Why would He ask them to do that if they were going to fall asleep before leaving?  What do you think?  I want to hear your opinion on this, your post scripture reading opinion please.  Be respectful and honor one another and beImage result for Blood in a rainbow helpful instead of hurtful.  YHVH guide, bless and give provision to our conversation and subsequent days.  Amein.

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Psalms 23 and 50: 12-23

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Psalms 23:

The Lord is my shepherd;

There is nothing I lack.

He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake.Image result for Still water

Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff- they comfort me.

You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of YHVH as long as I live.

 

Psalms 50

If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine.

Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?  Sacrifice a thank offering to Elohim, and pay your vows to The Most High.  Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.

But Elohim says to the wicked: ” What right do you have to recite my statutes and take My covenant on your lips?  You hate instruction and turn your back on My words.

When you see a thief you make friends with him, and associate with adulterers.

You unleash your mouth for evil and harness your tongue for deceit.

You sit, maligning your brother, slandering your mother’s son.Image result for the power of the mind

You have done these things and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you.  But I will rebuke you and lay you out the case before you.

Understand this you who forgets Elohim, or I will tear you apart, and there will be no rescuer.

Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me, and whoever orders his conduct, I will show him the salvation of Elohim.”

The first Psalm is a beautiful recounting of a Shepherd boy and his relationship to YHVH.  Surely the boy recognizes chastisement as a good thing, and loves Elohim for divesting the enemy of power against him.  But why?  Why does Elohim give the boy power over his ememies?

 

The second Psalm describes Elohim’s relationship to the bulk of His people.  It is commonplace in Israel to bring sacrifices during feasts and special events.  It would be wierd not to.  Elohim says here that it is both good and bad to bring him offerings.  Does that mean one man can be both good and bad in bringing an offering?  No! Cain and Able both brought offerings to YHVH, but only one of them was acceptable.  This is a Psalm, not from a righteouss man to Elohim, but prophetic pleadings from Elohim to an unrighteous man.  <The Son of Man did not come to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him>

 

Has conviction found its way into your heart?  It feels terrible, but stop fighting it and bring an acceptable offering unto The Mighty Ones.

 

 

Author: T.Griffin

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May YHVH Bless you and keep you. May YHVH make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May YHVH turn His countenance unto you and give you peace.
Shalom.

 

Faith is Similar To . . .

Have you had a recent “Faith is Like Moment?” What is a “Faith is Like Moment?” Hear a “Faith is Like” moment I had:

Faith is like walking a dog through the suburbs without a leash.

How is faith like walking a dog leashless?  Have you ever had a good Dad, or a good boss? When they have to chasten us they end up looking like a virulent and unloving leader, when in fact the good boss or dad is a fantastic and loving leader, who, was just circumstantially made to look bad.   It seems that the unfaithful have a view of God that paints Him as being angry and abusive.  Truth is, He is… towards our bad qualities.

When I was walking my dog leash-less a while ago, we were in a hurry and had to keep a good canter to accomplish a goal. Every time we got close to an intersection and my dog was not near to me I had to put on my “man voice” and sternly warn him to catch up so we could cross the intersection together instead of my dog crossing an intersection alone, chasing me, after tearing himself from whatever corner he was sniffing.  I did not want him chasing me down and running across an intersection by himself, but because he is an obedient pup he gets to go on walks with the freedom of no leash.

There was a person about half a block behind me, walking at my pace.  To the person following me I maybe sounded like an angry, aggressive and unloving dog owner.  He probably thought things like “He should have that pup on a leash”  and “Listen to the way he yells at his dog!”  and “That guy deserves to be tarred and feathered, he has no business in decent society.”  Ok, maybe those were not his exact thoughts, could be that I was being paranoid.  Nevertheless.

When my dog came near to me after I called him I would praise him, quietly.  Why quietly? My dog was was right there next to me! The person pacing me did not ever hear the praise. No need to yell that particular praise, that would have been selfish. It would have been weird and might have even scared my dog.  If he was 30 yards away and caught a frisbee, then I would yell a praise.

Yeshua is my owner and I am His leash-less dog.  I care that people see My Father as unloving but I know He loves me and when they are ready to love Him, they will see that He is in fact loving me too. Because I experience both sides of a relationship with The Creator, I know this.  He keeps me on the right path using both chastening and praising.

 


 

If you can tell us what your “Faith is Like Moment” is, describing it in a few sentences, that would be appreciated!  Thanks for visiting.

Be patient, you will have it and when it happens, post your “Faith is Like” moment in the comments on this article.  This post isn’t going anywhere and we cannot wait to hear about your “Faith is Like Moment!”  This article will be here and waiting for you.  Do not worry no one here is going to judge you, as a “Faith is Like Moment” is equivocal.


Prairie Girl’s “Faith is Like Moment”

To me, faith is like watching a person performing an amazing derring-do, like walking a tightrope, only to have the camera pan out to see that they’re actually only a foot off the ground and were safe all along.

As I grow in learning what it means that God has covered all the things I thought it was my job to worry about, I find I can embark on hopes and dreams without the fears that use to hold me back. I’m safe to be me in the world, and it turns out I was always safe.


Belle Unruh

Faith is like knowing my husband will always come home to me every day. It never occurs to me that he won’t.


Wisdom Drops

To me, faith is like “knowing that something is going to happen or get done and l really do not know how it is going to happen; l am just waiting on it to happen any day, at any time; more less like take me by surprise because l know it is going to happen, but l just do not know when.”


 Nancy Ruegg

Each of these faith analogies above offer insight into its mystic qualities. I cannot do better than Martin Luther King, Jr: “Faith is like taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase.”


 

Jessica May Moore

Faith is like being blind all of your life. Suddenly the veil falls from your eyes and you are amazed at what you see.

Faith is like you were deaf all of your life and God opens your ears to His voice and you are amazed at all the things He has to say to you.

Faith is like you can not smell all of your life and suddenly you smell lilacs.

Faith is like you can’t feel a thing all of your life and suddenly He touches you and from that moment on you are never the same.


 Deb

Faith is like jumping into a swimming pool for the first time each summer. I see others in there having fun. I stick my toe in the water and it feels too cold. Someone yells to me, “It’ll be fine once you jump in.” I always hesitate and struggle, then I just jump and it turns out to be great!


Faith is walking through any door in Alice and Wonderland fearlessly (unlike Alice) because God is your Heavenly Father and is bigger than anything on the other side of the door and loves me very much. 🙂❤


 

myliron

Faith is trusting God in your circumstances whatever it may be knowing that his plans are always good for you. Believing in the unseen!

 


 

YedidiYah

Faith is like taking a breath – the air we breathe provides us with life, we cannot see it (except for exhaling on a cold day), but we are completely reliant on it to survive. When breath stops so does life. Faith is remarkably similar – it is the life-blood of your spiritual life and existence, it cannot be seen but the fruits can be witnessed, and when it is lost death almost certainly follows it.

 

 

These “Faith is like” moments were in the comments and were transferred into the post.  I encourage you to click on the links next to their pictures to visit their blogs and learn more about Him through them.

How Did That Leper Know?

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Let’s remember with utmost respect and love for The Master that Yeshua was both God, and Man.  With Him living as The Perfect Man He had to grow:  He didn’t just know everything from the get go: Just like each of us have the chance to, He had to make a habit of saying yes to God and His ways:

Luke 2:40 <And The Child grew and became strong; He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on Him.>

Isaiah 11:2 <The Spirit of YHVH will rest on Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and strength,
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of YHVH>

Those things did not come without a price:

Image result for Yeshua in the wildernessLeviticus 25:23 <The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.>

Remembering Yeshua was also a Man, lets look at verse 40 of Mark 1 when the leper came, on his knees no less, telling Yeshua “I know You can heal me if You want to.”  Might Yeshua have thought to Himself, ‘how the heck does this guy know that about Me?’

This is the beginning of Yeshua’s ministry ya know.  Put yourself in Our Savior’s shoes for a minute: The book tells us His fame spread throughout the land, but there was a point in Yeshua’s life when His fame was spreading and He did not know it yet.  Who knows how long that time was, but that time existed.Image result for Yeshua preaching to thousands

Mark 1:28 <News about Him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee>

Matthew 4:24 < So His fame spread throughout all Syria>

What do both of these verses have in common?  ( the answer can be found by reading a few of the surrounding verses.)

Where did Yeshua send the man who He healed in verse 40?

The newly healed leper’s reaction to what Yeshua told him to do, what might have Yeshua learned through that?  How was His Father teaching, warning, and growing His Son’s understanding?

Prayer:

Holy Spirit we ask You to guide us and allow us to peer into Yeshua’s mind as we read this passage and find a bit of nutrition for Your Spirit in us.

I want to hear what you all gather from this.  I was honored with a beautiful blossoming from this passage and that blossoming is only one ofImage result for iron sharpening iron many view points to be gleaned from in this scripture.  Together we can put many more of the pieces together!  Be open with each other, comment, and share please. Be kind and understanding of one another’s differences while at the same time sharpening one another respectfully.

Author: T.Griffin

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Shalom.