A nurse in a hospital could testify/witness to the Masterfulness of God’s careful attention of us. Words can not touch the detail of His care. If the nurse has 10 patients to care for; and each patient’s state is in need but not critical – they would find themselves with a full load of nurture and tasks to keep them busy for a full shift. Let all 10 patients become critical at once – and nurse must call for help; they simply could not tend to each in such a state by themselves.
Witness: words or actions that speak from experience (living action within).
Testify: words that recount what one has seen or observed.
God’s intent is to make us witnesses to the testimony we have heard.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob; Adonai, Elohim, Jehovah – He tends to each and every living thing with such detail and in every state of being. Let that sink in a bit.
Each – and – every – living – thing; stars, grass, weeds, bushes, trees, air, roots, every creature – airborne/waterborne/land-dwellers, crawling, creeping, running, leaping, burrowing, flying, nesting, hunting. Then each child – each human – which He claims as His special work of art. Billions upon billions in “critical condition” – all individually with exacting care. He is the first to notice a need and sends forth the remedy without delay.
Here is the most astounding thing to me. When He meets one individual need, it fulfills the needs of everyone that one effects – everything that one effects. Spirit and soul care is a Divine Job, and only the Kingdom of Heaven can dispatch its nurture. The task of physical and emotional needs are the easiest of task to God. He can use all people (whether they believe in Him or not) to tend anything or anyone. I, Lisa, a servant of Jehovah, by the grace of Yeshua (Jesus), in the strength of the Spirit testify and witness to these things.
The next time worry or stewing over a need comes – read again the words of witness that speak of why worry and stewing are thieves of His Joy.
(Ps. 148; Ps. 145; Ps. 136; Ps. 68:19-20; Ps. 65:9-13; Ps. 104:19; Gen. 8:22; Dan. 2:20-22; Jer. 5:24; Matt. 5:44-48; John 1:1-5; Acts 14-17; Col. 1:17)
Before the words form upon our lips- He knows each care. His dispatch is assured and precise. Ask immediately to have your eyes opened to His special touch. Look at Yeshua – who being ignored, ridiculed, tortured and broken – knew the Father was meeting an un-countable unfathomable number of needs – soul needs – at every moment. Covering each sin with the agony and blood of His Son – for all time. Let that sink in. In those moments… all of heaven was stretching the most crucial of care – forward and backward in time making eternity possible for the finite. Sin and all its effects are now under the dominion of Yeshua. We could literally lose every ability within our human bodies – but that one cure can never be compared. Hence we are whole.
He is called the Great Physician – but we must take out the image of a human doctor from our minds to fully understand what makes Him great. No human doctor holds the cure to anything. God may use them in His dispatch but they are as susceptible to those diseases and illnesses as the patient he or she treats. God will never “catch a cold”. His exposure to Ebola or any form of fleshly decay heals the very nature of its mission. It is humanly impossible to even imagine such power. Yet, we can “see” it – have seen it. Always when Yeshua healed someone physically – He first had to cure their inner blindness to the real disease that ate at them. When suffering and hardship comes upon us – our greatest vulnerability is always inner blindness. A sort of leprosy of soul. That which shrinks God down into the smallness of our vision, our limitations, our incompleteness. Us without Him – the opposite of His Name – God with us; Emmanuel. God can start a car without an engine; no gas. God can heal a wound by infecting it. God can change all the “rules” we live by and turn them inside out and make them more effective. In His Kingdom – gravity pulls everything to Him – up, down, side to side, wherever He is that is where “the drop” is. We live forever in Him because He makes all things new. This word – new – means something not known before – new; undiscovered, now dis-covered. Not new as in an old car verses a new car. He can make an old car new. Not by hours of labor replacing old parts persay. By one thought from His mind restoring years of old living into the undecayable – unrustable – never to break or run out of gas again – NEW!
It says He does this with His mercy. Ponder that with Him – and let Him open your eyes to the amazing NEW world you have been reborn into. His Love is a faithfulness outlined in grace. His healing is Forgiveness inviting us to His place.
But in my mind I keep returning to something, something that gives me hope – that the grace of Adonai is not exhausted, that His compassion has not ended. On the contrary, they are new every morning! How great Your faithfulness!
Adonai, show us mercy; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, and our salvation in time of trouble.
Adonai, who is righteous, is there among them; He never does anything wrong. Every morning He renders His judgment, every morning without fail; yet the wrong doer knows no shame.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation – the old has passed; look, what’s come is fresh and new! And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to Himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to Himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
And this phrase, “one more time”, makes clear that the things shaken are removed, since they are created things, so that the things not shaken may remain. Therefore, since we have received an unshakable Kingdom, let us have grace, through which we may offer service that will please God.
Then the One sitting on the Throne said, “Look! I am making everything new!”
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah
If it is Truth, pure, right, worthy, or wise. ..God said it first. When I read other authors, listen to other speakers/teachers. ..I listen for the sign that they belong to God. The words they speak; though arranged differently, some more expanded, some more simple; have a ‘ring’ to them. They are repeats for what Adonai (the Lord God), Yeshua (Jesus), or the Spirit has spoken from the dawn of time. The Word of the Living God.
Those who wrote what is now called The Bible were taught, inspired, or directly told what to say by God, Himself. Paul said he was taught by Yeshua Himself. The apostles witnessed themselves the speaking, teaching and living of Yeshua. .. their ‘books’ come as a result of that and their own living, walking relationship with Yeshua.
The following are quotes by various people; some still alive, some now part of the cloud of witnesses. Below the quote is the Living Word… where it was said first… or at least where it can be traced back to where its been said by God before any human. Solomon is famous for ‘his’ wisdom but we know he asked for wisdom from God. Hence where his wisdom comes. Ours too. .. and those who have come and gone and yet will be. If they will have wisdom. .. it too will come only from God. He has the copy write. .. but the thing is. .. He is happy to share and let us put His truth and wisdom into words that present day audiences will be able to understand. He gets the glory. .. There is no doubt in His mind. :-)
He answered, “Struggle to get into the narrow door, because I’m telling you – many will be demanding to get in and will not be able to, once the owner of the house has gotten up and shut the door. You will stand outside knocking at the door saying, ‘Lord, Open up for us!’ But He will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you came from.’
(See also: Matthew 7:22; 25:11)
If I say, ‘Let the darkness surround me, let the light around me be night,’ even darkness like this is not too dark for You; rather, night is as clear as day, – darkness and light are the same.
(See also: Daniel 2:22)
Trust in Adonai, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness. Then you will delight yourself in Adonai, and He will give you your hearts desire.
(See also: Job 27:10, Isaiah 58:14, Psalms 81:10; 145:19)
Examine me, Adonai, test me, search my mind and heart. For Your grace is there before my eyes, and I live my life by Your Truth.
(See also: Ps. 7:9; 19:12; 139:23, Job 31:5-6)
So Yeshua said to the Judeans who had trusted Him, ‘If you obey what I say, then you are really My talmidim (followers), you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’
(See also: 2 Cor. 3:17-18)
I made Myself accessible to those who didn’t ask for Me, I let Myself be found by those who didn’t seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am! Here I am!’ To a nation not called by My name. I spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people who live in a way that is not good, who follow their own inclinations;
(See also: Is.55:8-9; 14:24)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be distressed, for I am your God. I give you strength, I give you help, I support you with My victorious right hand.
(See also: Is. 41:13; Romans 8:31)
And eternal life is this: to know You (the Father), the One true God, and Him whom You sent, Yeshua the Messiah.
I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in Me because of their word, that they may all be one. Just as You, Father, are united with Me and I with You, I pray that they may be united with Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
1 Peter 2:23
When He was insulted, He didn’t retaliate with insults; when He suffered, He didn’t threaten, but handed them over to Him who judges justly.
(See also: 1 Peter 3:10-12; Prov. 11:1; 3; 19:1; Matt. 7:12, Mark 14:60-61; Col. 3:9; James 1:26)
Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for Adonai your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.
(See also: Deut. 4:31; 1 Kings 6:13; Is. 41:10; Jer. 1:8; Heb. 13:5)
1 John 2:24
Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you will also remain in union with both the Son and the Father.
(See also: Ps.18:2)
2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are changed into His very image, from one degree of glory to the next, by Adonai the Spirit.
(See also: 1 Sam. 10:6)
The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
(See also: Prov.9:10; Ps. 111:10)
For judgment will be without mercy toward one who doesn’t show mercy; but mercy wins out over judgment.
(See also: Matt. 5:7; 6:14)
With a sigh that came straight from His heart, He said, ‘Why does this generation want a sign? Yes! I tell you, no sign will be given this generation!’
(See also: Matt. 12:39)
“Yerushalayim! (Jerusalem) Yerushalayim! You kill the prophets! You stone those who are sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather your children, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused!”
I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Adonai. They will be My people, and I will be their God; for they will return to Me with all their heart.
(See also: Deut.4:29; Jer.29:13)
In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, loveable, or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.
It is I who created the craftsman who blows the coals and forges weapons suited to their purpose; I also created the destroyer to work havoc. No weapon made will prevail against you. In court you will refute every accusation. The servants of Adonai inherit all this; the reward for their righteousness is from Me.
Now does that sound as if I were trying to win human approval? No! I want God’s approval! Or that I’m trying to cater to people? If I were still doing that, I would not be a servant of the Messiah.
(See also: John 8:29; 1 Thess. 2:4)
☆ God gets the Last Word ☆
2 Peter 1:20-21
First of all, understand this: no prophecy of Scripture is to be interpreted by an individual on his own (without the Spirit); for never has a prophecy come as a result of human willing – on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) spoke a message from God.
But the Counselor, the Ruach HaKodesh, whom the Father will send in My Name, will teach you everything; that is, He will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah