So, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on Bedrock.
‘Actions speak louder than words.’ We’ve all heard these words. May I clarify one exception? No action by anyone will ever speak louder than Yeshua’s (Jesus’) Words. Because no other words have ever been spoken that are the cause and root of any and all significant and eternal action, but His. His words move into the glorious gut of a hearer and they take action. Either to open or close. Clean or clutter. Break down or build up. Hence the reason Adonai said, “so is My Word that goes out of My Mouth – it will not return to Me unfulfilled; but it will accomplish what I intend, and cause to succeed what I sent it to do. ” (Isaiah 55:11)
Yeshua’s words are the definition of action. The Creators words brought forth Light, Life. .. the DNA of action comes from His mouth!
Many read the opening scripture and immediately conjure the image in their minds of actions that are exterior; that one does that brushes up against the external world they live in. Such as; feeding the poor or praying for a sick person or doing something kind like fixing a meal for a grieving family. All of which are indeed righteous actions, but these are not the actions that build the foundations of the soul-house being spoken of here in Matthew. Let’s look where the first and most important actions happen.
… Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;
Therefore, I tell you, don’t worry about your life. ..
Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged.
Each of these actions are done inside where the only perception of movement can be seen by God alone, who can give us the ability to see it in ourselves. Motives, intentions, decisions, thoughts. .. these are the preschool and kindergarten grounds of all actions. This is where we learn hear His voice and take the most meaningful steps of action in our walk with Him. Often His voice tells us to simply stop doing something. It calls for a cessation of action rather than a movement forward.
But at once Yeshua spoke to them, “Courage,” He said, “it is I. Stop being afraid. ”
It’s at the internal heart we hear Him call us to action first. The nudge to stop watching a show that dishonors Him. Stop thinking about others in hurtful, judging, critical ways. Stop thinking of ourselves in such ways. Stop holding on to the hurt that others have caused us in a defensive manner. “Stop” lying. “Stop” cheating. “Stop” yelling and screaming. “Stop” fretting and conjuring up what hasn’t happened yet. “Stop” living with a boyfriend or girlfriend in sin. “Stop” being revengeful. “Stop” wishing hurtful things for hurtful people. All these”stops” are done in that secret place where we are called to cease, be still and know He is God. Where “stops” become “starts” in action. I.E. from praying God pay someone back to praying God forgive them. From lying to truth telling inside where lies begin. From snapping back to turning the other cheek. These “stops” are actions that speak volumes. .. but the “readers” are but ourselves and our Creator. From such actions come more actions of like manner which indeed lead to our hands doing a task for another. Poor get fed only because the spirit inside met with its Maker and fed from His hand in action “behind the scenes” if you will. These hands give a lasting action-taker. We all know anyone can serve a plate to a person who has no food. But. .. only the Spirit of God gives the mind inside the body the desire to do so. Outward or external actions of any kind of good come from Adonai. And He can cause anyone anywhere to do anything. Yet see how there’s a difference between God using a person and living in them. Where one goes from feeding the poor because they want to be a “good person” to feeding the poor simply because He asked you to. He can, will and always has used everyone He has created. The Truth being taught in the Sermon on the Mount, which ends in Matthew 7 verses 24-27 is. .. not everyone will live in Him. .. the Author of action.
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When we begin to shop in the Kingdom of Heaven for our food.
The truth sits on the shelf…the only thing you can do to get it is trade. There’s no amount of money by which it can be brought into a persons possession. The trade? Your lie for The Truth. Many people drop a lie, and grab truth. As soon as it dawns on them that the truth is uncomfortable until it’s consumed and allowed to work itself into every thought and action; go back and re trade for the lie. What most don’t understand is that once they have eaten that truth and went back on their trade…the Truth then mixed back in with their lies creates cancer…often for the body…always for the soul. Once we have been given the truth we are responsible to live it. This is why noone will stand before The Truth and be able to say – “I didn’t know.” – because The Truth will be faithful to make sure if we do…we will be liars.
The Truth is a person…not a concept. The Truth created everything, everywhere, in all times. The Truth never creates nor created anything to operate correctly without Him. Anything mixed up with the absence of Him…is a lie. This is absolute, final and The Truth cannot make an exception. We don’t like finality, big walls that are unbreakable. So we invent mechanisms to climb over walls and delude ourselves with lies that camouflage grace with a mind that wraps itself around the thought of “I can wait to apply truth”. Thus the mind cancers and leporizes and we become blind, dull and senseless all the while believing we are evolving; becoming wiser, smarter, better. Every lie, without exception is the Truth rejected.
The Truth is food for the essence of what makes one a living being. It must become the main ingredient in our daily diet. To know Him, and take His every instruction and act immediately upon the foreign introduction to our lie based diet is to consume and be changed forever. To be set free…always means freedom from deception. The only thing that binds and imprisons is lies. We often are deceived into believing we have freedom of movement just because the chains are long…but in truth…each link is still a lie and the length of chain may be long but gives the illusion of freedom because one can still go far on lies. When we begin the let The Truth break each link…the discomfort is that the freedom we perceived is starting to reveal itself as bondage and the shorter the chain the tighter it feels. But the Truth will meet the anchor of the chain and break us free completely…one link at a time. Feelings lie. Don’t live in service to them. If we choose the Truth, and let our feelings go; calling them up to wait for the proof of their deception…we learn what true perseverance is.
The Truth would have us be free…not feeling free. The Truth isn’t rigid and unfeeling…it’s sure, steadfast, patient and long suffering. He is precise. Completely trust worthy. He knows the hour of completion and doesn’t sway by temporary delusion. He fights for freedom complete…not temporary alleviation. Consume Him and we are free…taste and discard and we will be eaten away by the deadliest cancer…lies – consumed then by symptom treating and temporary alleviation. Believing all the while that the medicine of our own making is irradiating the source while creating more havoc than the origin of the disease. Being deluded is asymptomatic to consuming a lie. It’s effects breed it’s own kind. More lies. Just as consuming The Truth breeds it’s own kind, inch by inch, day by day more freedom. It works it’s way into the “blood stream” and immediately submits to the Master who created it. It cleanses, purifies, corrects, immunitizes, defends, and produces optimum life as it was designed from the beginning. Without Him…All life giving systems begin to break down and disease. For some quickly…and some at a monotonous pace. Only The Truth knows why. It’s never given to the created to know, so that no replacement can be invented. The Truth keeps Himself true. And offers Himself to us as a means by which we keep in union with being kept true. It’s as absolute that we can and never will find truth without Him as the Sun will never cease to shine. It shines on…even on cloudy days. It’s not required to see and feel it’s warmth to know it’s there. It’s just convenient to our human comfort based devotion, not more convincing.
The Kingdom of heavens diet is not a temporary diet to offset the weight gain of worldly living. It will not play along with the illusion of temporary change. It cannot be gained without a lifelong commitment to change the diet from lies to Truth. Often comfort food to only that which holds up under the Truth. We will struggle while He transforms our taste buds and brings satisfaction more to the body than our mouths. Where function trumps sensation. Hold true to Him and He will prove His superiority and absolutely convince us…that He truly did knit us together in our mothers wombs. .. and He began with Truth… and the design was, is, and always will be freedom.
True Life is found by the Way of Truth. True Living is done by following Him. Discarding the illusion of daily transaction on any level that excludes Him at every moment, in every situation, for any length of time. It’s a total consumption of a Creator that made His creation so they couldn’t live without Him. What grace! What Love! What genius! Now that is God! See His Son – eat, drink and be free!
Hebrews 2:1; 8-9
Therefore, we must pay much more careful heed to the things we have heard, so that we will not drift away.
In subjecting everything to Him, He left nothing unsubjected to Him. However, at present, we don’t see everything subjected to Him – at least not yet. But we do see Yeshua (Jesus) – who indeed was made for a little lower than angels – now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by God’s grace He might taste death for all humanity
For just as the Father has Life in Himself, so He had given the Son life to have in Himself.
I am the Bread which is Life! Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry and whoever trusts in Me will never be thirsty.
Then Yeshua said to them, “Yes, indeed, I tell you that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man (Truth) and drink His blood (forgiveness), you do not have life in yourselves. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal Life – that is I will raise him up on the Last Day. For My flesh is true food and My blood is true drink. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My Blood lives in Me, and I in him.
So Yeshua said to the J
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. “
Yeshua said, “I Am the Way – the Truth and the Life; noone comes to the Father except through Me.
If you love Me, you will keep My commands; and I will ask the Father and He will give you another Comforting Counselor like Me, the Spirit of Truth, to be with you forever. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees nor knows Him. You know Him, because He is staying with you and will be united with you.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
May the God of shalom (peace) make you completely holy – may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless for the coming off or Lord Yeshua the Messiah. The One calling you is faithful, and He will do it.
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John 6:63 – Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…
It is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh is no help. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.
***The following is taken from Progress of Another Pilgrim by Frances J. Roberts. Page 59
(Written as if Adonai is speaking directly to you)
Rely upon Me in wholehearted trust. I am as much in the shadow as in the sunshine. Everywhere and in all circumstances, My grace is in operation within you. Simply allow it to work. You need not strive.
The work of the Spirit is as silent as white clouds moving across a blue sky. Do not make it complicated. I breathe across the heartstrings and bring forth the melody. I put My Words in your mouth and send them forth to create spiritual life.
Simply keep your soul-consciousness directed towards Me.
Luke 25:49 – Yeshua speaking. ..
Now I am sending forth upon you what My Father promised, so stay in the city until you have been equipped with power from Above.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Now “Adonai” (the Lord) in this text means the Spirit. And where the Spirit of Adonai is, there is freedom.
What the Messiah had freed us for is freedom!
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah
…Give us the food we need today…
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah