Considering Job

February 28, 2015 at 1:33 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )


I’ve been reading Job, again. I can’t count how many times I’ve read this book of wonders. It tends to be dubbed “the book of suffering”. True enough, if one wants to read about someone who suffered for righteousness sake (other than Yeshua-Jesus); this book will do splendidly!

This time, however, I’m struck by a different theme altogether. It’s message is not so hidden, but not ‘right in your face’ either. It’s been brushed upon, but from a different point of view. The message of “the motive more than words”. I’m struck by how much truth could be found in the words of Jobs friends. In fact, aside from their outright attempts to fixate on what they think Job did to deserve such a lot, most everything they said about God was true. What made it as though they never should have spoke at all was that their motive for speaking truth voided any relevance to the hearer – Job. (And perhaps others who listened from a distance)

This happens when I think I know so much…and my aim is to bring the “work of God” into plain sight. I quote-fingered that because I don’t bring the work of God when I think I’m the one who knows better and tromp in with my Holier-than-thou halo hanging from my brow. Trust me, my husband, friends, and family could tell you all about it! It’s often so full of truth that it seems that’s all I’m full of! Hmphft! Not even close! What sends the message crashing to the abyss is the fact that, like Jobs friends;
A) I wasn’t sent by God, I took it upon myself to speak, go, correct, “save”.

B) I ran out ahead on my perception of their “lot” and spoke into it like…well…like it was Gods!

Believe me, Gods response to Job in chapters 38, 39, 40, and 41 have a familiar “ring” that my spine has intimately become attuned to in such cases! It seeks out every single nerve ending of my pride and gives them a good “talking to”. The dust doesn’t settle for quite some time when Adonai puts me in my “place”. (It’s ends up on His lap but with a firm and sturdy grip that means to subdue!)

The following is a bunch of pictures with various “shots” of the book of Job. Notice the trend in the words. I kept the names of the “friends” out, they ring like the Accuser – famous for cloaking discouragement with truth.

You see, it rarely gets mentioned but the enemy not only attacked Job physically, emotionally, mentally, and his family and all he owned. He attacked Job through his friends and neighbors – even his own wife! Often when in such situations we need discernment for knowing the real enemy is not the human body doing the talking/accusing/”correcting”. Just like God uses us, we can be used by the enemy. When we sin, doubt it not who is pulling your strings! We virtually take them out of God’s hands and hand them over to the enemy – not just His enemy, but ours too! This is why Yeshua says to “pray for, do good to” those who seem very much at the time like an enemy.

I enjoy doing these pictures, they help me assimilate, digest, and remember the Word. I pray they do you too.






Here’s where Adonai Elohim steps in. I love that even He sometimes drips sarcasm down with His correction. Though I’ll admit I never have heard anyone but Him do it justly, perfectly and total authority to do so being 100% His right. Usually when we drip with sarcasm, God is quick to “pluck on our pride strings”.









Are you familiar with this tone in Adonai’s dealings with you? If so, I rejoice with you! If not, I pray you will become a friend of this beloved part of God voice, intimately correcting, moving motives into His will. It’s one of the greatest blessings I have. It’s the Work of God, intimate, precious and loving beyond all words. It’s why I call Him Abba.

I believe that one of the greatest reasons why God grafted this book into His Word is not only because it prophecies the suffering of the Messiah, but it’s also one of the most detailed responses by God to man about everything under the Sun. There is nothing left out in His speaking about who and what and how He makes things. Got questions, read Job chapters 38-41, the answers are in there! Oh! Not to our complete satisfaction! But then, He left the conversation open, all we need do is ask. 🙂 He has always meant to continue teaching and leading and guiding us. Each period after each sentence in His Word can be turned into a comma.

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Tickets Please…

February 26, 2015 at 2:08 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , )


Mark 8:34-36

Then Yeshua (Jesus) called the crowd and His talmidim (disciples/followers) to Him and told them. “If anyone wants to come after Me, let him say ‘No” to Himself, take up his execution-stake, and keep following Me. For whoever wants to save his own life will destroy it, but whoever destroys his life for My sake and for the sake of the Good News will save it.”

Romans 13:1

Everyone is to obey the governing authorities. For there is no authority that is not from God.

1 Corinthians 15:28

Now when everything has been subjected to the Son, then He will subject Himself to God, who subjected everything to Him; so that God may be everything in everyone.

Ephesians 5:21,22,24

Submit to one another in fear of the Messiah.
Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord.
Just as the Messianic community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

James 4:7

Therefore, submit to God.

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise, you who are less experienced, submit to leaders. Further, all of you should clothe yourselves in humility toward one another, because
God opposes the arrogant but to the humble He gives grace
(Prov. 3:4). Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty Hand of God, so that at the right time He may lift you up.

It has become a “four letter word” as democracy has taken its many forms over time. Some due to the fact that it had been defined as “I have the right to abuse you” in layman terms. Sadly, mostly because we don’t like to submit. Those who live in democratic nations resist monarchies. Indeed all monarchies that has a human being as its “head” – not the Son of Man/Son of God – but a regular sin-filled human being have found themselves to be cruel and far from free. Hence why we love our independent nations. We get a vote or at least the right to “say so”. We have the option to break the rules or obey them. This is why God blesses this. He, too, grants such “freedom” – or rather let’s us choose without killing us on the spot should we disagree and disobey.

I’ve said it before here, and will say it again; though it is rather unpopular. Heaven is a Monarchy. God rules, end of story. Our say so is not needed. Our votes will not be cast. He knows all, made all, is all, and ever shall know more than any living creature…forever.

I asked two very precious people to give me their “take” on submission. Here are their responses:

Submission: give it up….not give up…give it up…”it” being whatever “it” is you think you have or want or need …you can give it up willingly or have yourself “beaten”(as in proven wrong every time) into submission… Either way you give it up…..
– Poppy

Submit by dictionary : to offer a conscent; decision ; present ; offer
Antonymn: resist
Since both the definition and the antonymn have depth in the word I wrote a couple definitions that are personal.
1. Calling forth all the energy of my soul both heart and will to stand in a place or circumstance where I trust the outcome as a place where I belong.
2. The word submission evokes the power of choice and relinquishment of will whether to good or evil or benign causes. It could imply force to be coerced with or without conscent and resistance to a circimstance or power of authority other than my own.

I choose to see it as a relinquishment of self in some form.
– Catherine

In Hebrew there is no word: submit. It is often interpreted as many words; go, obey, bind, wait, return, and subdue. The closest word in Hebrew to our Greek/English submit is subdue.
Ka-vash – to conquer and bring into subjection, bring under control. A close cousin to the word subjection.

Submission gets a bad rap because quite frankly it hits human pride between the eyes. When it comes to submitting to God it basically tells us we know nothing and creates space for us to see God prove Himself as far superior than us at every turn. We need only move into this space. It’s called trust. It doesn’t “come natural” to us to trust. Not mankind, not ourselves, not circumstances, weather, things, and most especially not a God who is so different than us and does things very contrary to our sensibilities. Yet this is the “cost” of admission into the Kingdom. God rules, oversees, calls the shots, makes the decisions and provides all we need. He doesn’t ask us what we think, though He delights to listen, His will is set, firm upon the outcome only He can see – our good and His glory. We like rather the thought of our glory and our good. Boy if only we all could get that what we call glorious and good is often the very thing we despise. Terrorist, having just bombed a bus full of children in the name of jihad consider their good and glory begotten. God says different. His glory and their good (both the terrorist and the bus full of children) are the only plausible outcomes of such events when they happen. We cannot understand that. Well, unless we submit to Him. Often our understanding has very little to do with submitting. I don’t submit to praising God for hard circumstances because I understand it – I trust Him, so I praise Him. I also share my hurts and fears and pain with Him, and He listens, comforts, and assures me though the events do not change. I do, but circumstances or at least appearances on the outside often do not. I die, He lives. I follow, He leads. I’m the created, He is the Master Creator. I know this will never change. Not even when I sin no more will I ever be God. All knowing, all seeing, all loving, all good – God, and Him alone will always be these, no one else as long as life goes on; in my case – eternally.

Those in countries that have monarchies as their rule will ‘ease’ into Heaven a whole lot smoother. They submit to God, once having found Him with a trust that those of us from independent nations must be broken in order to learn. This is truth, however unpopular or not.

Submission is a gift. It’s lavished in grace and fueled by the Holy Spirit in one having taken Yeshua as their Savior. Glory in this gift! Only by the doing of it can one truly know freedom!


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Harkening Winter Storm

February 22, 2015 at 11:41 am (Poems) (, , , , , )


Crispy cold this February morn
The light comes down in little flowers, cloud born
They fall and stack upon the ground
Ancient wisdom, liquid sound
Your Holy hands keep safe and warm
Through the harkening winter storm

I let the flake float down and land
Upon my nose like Your kiss so grand
And all my heart rises up to You
Creator of snow, Creator of dew

Tis Your amazing Love piled everywhere
I sit and ponder and simply stare
At the soft heavenly wakening
Sent down to hold
Our second chances within the fold

Dive deep down in me
Crystallize Your love
Making rainbows refract down from above
Pulling earthly gazes back up to You
Even if we can’t reckon You through and through

I hear the message loud and clear
Sent to my eyes though they can’t “hear”
White as snow, so clean and pure”
“I’ve made you all, I woo, I call, I allure “

Singing softly the snow sweeps down
Reminding us all the fall has found
A sacred place within Your will
Nothing falls outside Your will

So lean your head out and let it take
In all the cold and crispy flakes
Don’t cover up or shelter yourself
Tis His anointing favor, His heavenly wealth

Crispy cold this February morn
The light comes down in little flowers, cloud born
They fall and stack upon the ground
Ancient wisdom, liquid sound
Your Holy hands keep safe and warm
Through the harkening winter storm


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