Tonight, my heart is heavy.
The pollution of lies and loss of beauty that can come only from The Truth, weighs down the soul created for The Creator and a garden.
“When did all this happen?”, I’m tempted to ask. Yet, only a fool can pretend they’ve been awake when they’ve actually been asleep. How did we get here? We slept, we dreamt, we pursued our own stuff, we fought the tide of truth that once was the black lines in the color book of life we were handed by people of conviction and integrity. People who fought for our freedoms that are gone now. Only the illusion that they remain, stays steady.
Our children, my grandchildren, now go to schools that ask them what kind of gender they want to be. People tear each other up with words about gender neutral bathrooms. (They actually debate about this!) Conversations and media are consumed with which of two evils we are doomed to have run our country next. Meanwhile all around the world, weather has turned frightful…millions have nothing. Elsewhere, wars and terror have wrung out the rest. Here in America, it’s subtle. Had to be. Free men and women can’t be put to sleep by Hitlers, Isis, and blatant corruption. No, they need to bleed out slow and unaware. Distraction is needed, then the poison can be administered. Dumb them down, put them to sleep.
These realities are hard, and here. If denied, it only speaks to the level of unconsciousness one is still really in. But…God has been at the helm the whole time. His Word so precisely accurate as always. Every prophecy exactly as written. This is the famine for the Truth. The clock winds down to the even uglier end. If you are thinking of more disasters and wars and famine at the last statement…you are still asleep. The ugliest part of the end is the lost souls, our brothers and sisters who will have been given the chance to reach for the Father, walking down the blood red carpet of Truth, Yeshua’s (Jesus’) blood to color the narrow road to get there; and turned away on their sleepy beds. The Truth is a Person, not a concept, not a theory, not an opinion, not a certain perspective – a Person, God – Himself. Its no more ” selectable” or a matter of choice than gender is!
I’m heavy towards that end, heavy about the dazed eyes I look into these days. With minds that truly believe the lies, small twisted truth, that has put to sleep the child of the womb He created. No, I’m not heavy, I’m heartbroken. As my Father’s heart breaks, I’m honored to be in unity with His pain, not just His joy.
There is a scripture I will leave this post with. It’s the Word of a Living God. This makes it powerful, WHO wrote/spoke/speaks it. Him, WHO still speaks – now without writing it as He did before. Yeshua’s work on the cross and rising again placed the pen and tablet in our individual hearts. Built the temple inside human flesh. Tore down the earthen frame and built it back again in three days. Sad, people are still looking for temples made of brick and mortar, lulled asleep by things of this world, with the famine of not being able to look within and “up”. Within to see the temple torn down, and “up” to Him who will build it within, at the slightest movement towards wanting Him and all He is, not in days…in micro-seconds that no one on earth can measure in light speed or sound. This Word is all that’s needed here in this blog, it will awake the sleeping soul. Or it will anesthetize it. The Truth does one or the other.
Any question as to Who’s in control here and shall ever be – is not in question. Who shall preside over this country, this world, the economy, the wars, the disasters – this has never changed. We can vote all we want, but His Word will stand.
Heavy nights, times like this happen, but every morning my Hope awakes me, reminds me, emboldens me. Wraps me up in His grace, mercy, and praise God Almighty – Truth. Famines have never left all to starve unto extinction. The closest anything has ever come to that was a flood! Not drought, not pestilence, not wars, but a flood! Something for The Truth seeker to ponder! But even then He brought out the Living to begin again. The dead were buried. None talk about the remains that are found of the human kind from that time. They have been found, and scientifically explained away upon heresy. Now dinosaurs are the remains people get excited about. It’s understandable why aliens and other worlds are a welcome respite to this one. He didn’t talk about that, so we can’t contradict Him!
2 Peter chapter 3. I won’t type this one out here. It’s worth the time and it takes so little to turn these pages and read it for oneself. Seek it. Even if you think you know it, ask God to show you where you don’t. The Living Word always has more to reveal if the One who wrote it is the true objective of the reader. No matter where we are in our walk with Him, He has lessons to infinity and delights to share it.
I’m rolling out the Red Carpet tonight. On this silly phone, downloading through this handy app. The true Red Carpet of the stars. Those invited to the “function” or event for which it’s rolled out are the weak, meek, humble, broken, poor – no money will get you in, no reputation, no prestige. Just naked humanity. (Not physically naked). If you walk this blood stained carpet, you’ll fall into the rushing Arms of Life. Truth shall wake you, break you, and begin anew to remind you Who made you and has you and shall ever keep you in delight and peace.This is the kind of freedom that can not be put to sleep.
For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like children of the light, for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and Truth – try to determine what will please the Lord. Have NOTHING to do with deeds produced by darkness, but instead EXPOSE them, for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, since anything revealed is light. This is why it says, “Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!” Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life – live wisely, not unwisely. Use your time well, for these are evil days. So don’t be foolish, but try to understand what the will of the Lord is.
May these Words become alive, the smelling salts to awaken, as the Living One wills…and make the dead alive again!
Grace and peace to you, in the Messiah, Yeshua. 🙂
Then the King will say to those on His right, “Come, you whom My Father has blessed, take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you made Me your guest, I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you took care of Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.” Then the people who have done what God wants will reply, “Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and make You our guest, or being clothes and provide them? When did we see You sick or in prison, and visit You?” The King will say to them, “Yes! I tell you that whenever you did these for one of the least important of these brothers of Mine, you did them for Me!”
Then He will also speak to those on His left, saying, “Get away from Me, you are cursed! Go of into the fire prepared for the Adversary and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, a stranger and you did not welcome Me, needing clothes and you did not give them to me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.” Then they too will reply, “Lord, when did we see You hungry, thirsty, needing clothes, sick or in prison, and not take care of You?” And He will answer them, “Yes! I tell you whenever you refused to do it for the least important of these people, you refused to do it for Me!” They will go off to eternal punishment, but those who have done what God wants will go to eternal Life.
Yeshua spoke in parables, everything physical represents something in the Kingdom. With verses like the above it is very helpful to define what each physical thing is that we might better apply to our action and understanding.
It’s of little use to be literal at times. Hence there will be so many fooled into thinking by writing a check to the poor, needy, sick, and imprisoned – in their literal sense, that they did action on the Living Word.
Too keep this simple I’ll define each physical into the literal spiritual sense. With references for your own further study.
Hungry/food – Deut. 8:1-20; John 4:31-38; John 6:41-65
The food for the hungry is the Word of God, this is the food we are to feed on and feed others, just like physical food to sustain the body, the Word of God sustains the hearts, minds and souls of His people.
Water – John 4:13; John 7:37-39
Thirsty people need drink, water is “free” or at least it used to be. This water was the common drink given to anyone who thirst. To give a drink to someone thirsty is to pray for and with them. For the Holy Spirit is the water to the soul, since the Spirit lives inside of us, welling up and over-flowing as the scripture in reference speaks, this must be what drink can satisfy a thirst. We pour out our hearts for and with another, the mystery of the Spirit takes it from there. Water is an important study, it’s all over scripture and highly significant to read on and ask the Spirit to reveal all that can be within the context of the Living Word.
Sick/poor – Matthew 5:3
Again, follow Yeshua through His healings of the sick to find the true meaning of this word. We find that anything that does not operate according to the design of God is – sick, not functioning correctly. The poor can be a wealthy person, but their spirit is indeed destitute. Thus these two words can be spoken side by side.
Prisoners – same as above references, add John 3:31-36; Is. 61:1-2
There are prisoners literally in physical jail due to the prison that was within them. Bound and chained to the lack of food, water, clothing, that is needed for the soul to be fit for the Kingdom it was created for. We have been and are all prisoners. Our offenses worthy of death and imprisonment, our salvation an undeserved gift from a prison-bar breaking God.
Clothing – Col. 3:12-15; Romans 13:14; Phil. 2:1-5; Eph. 4:2, 24-32; 2 Cor. 6:6-10
When dealing with physical representations, always ask “What is their function?” Clothing is for protection. So to give or clothe someone, what does this look like other than physical clothes (which is just as important as with physical food and drink – not discounting the literal and physical). Clothing therefore can be many things such as, comfort, encouragement, exhortation, teaching, love, and so on.
When taken with this perspective, it’s easy to see how so many can miss the mark. Also note, Yeshua says the least important of these…many of us don’t feed, clothe, and visit those of our own immediate family and friends, much less those we’d deem not so important. It’s a humbling revelation.
Here’s very important questions to ask.
~ Do I study and watch and record God’s Word and His work in my life, and then thereby teach it to my children? Or do I leave that to their Sunday school teachers? It’s one thing to say you put clothes on their backs, food on the table, paid the water bill, and kept them in line, but do the standards of the real Kingdom come alive in your home? We can not feed, nourish with drink, clothe that which we do not receive and learn to provide. We must on a personal level meet with the Provider everyday to provide the things He is speaking about in the introductory scripture above.
~ Which side ( right or left ) of the Lord do I find myself on in the light of what I’ve just read?
~ What, Lord, would You have Me do now, to enter into Your will for my contribution to the Kingdom?
~ When giving my tithe, do I tithe only money, or 10% of my time, talent, everything I am given?
~ What is my motive when I give? Remember King David, as he prayed, “Examine me, oh God, see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting”
Without this examining we shall always find false motive to our “help”. When we give, feed, fill a cup for, clothe, and visit prisoners, it’s should always bring you to worship and give God the glory. Emptying us of all our self-satisfaction. This indeed does so, as we will and don’t have anything to give without Him.
Who do we say that our Master is? With our lives, our minutes, hours, resources, and gifts? This ultimately shall define right or left of the Lord, and hallmark our Ownership.
May God be with you all, and call you ever more into His eternal delight, His Kingdom, His ways, His thoughts and His heart. Shalom