Awake! – Part 2 – The Power of Time.

March 16, 2017 at 1:10 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , )

Psalms 39:4-5; 90:11-12; 31:14-15

Make me grasp, Adonai, what my end must be, what it means that my days are numbered; let me know what a transient creature I am. You have made my days like handsbreaths; for You the length of my life is like nothing. 

Who grasps the power of Your anger and wrath to the degree that the fear due You should inspire? So teach us to count our days so that we will become wise. 

But I, trust in You, Adonai; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your Hand; rescue me from my enemies power, from those who persecute me.   

Proverbs 6:9-11

Lazybones! How long will you lie there in bed? When will you get up from your sleep? “I’ll just lie here a bit, rest a little longer, just fold my hands for a little more sleep” – and poverty comes matching in on you, scarcity hits you like an invading soldier. (Thief during war).  

So we’re back to; what could be causing a state of sleepiness in us. Time is a funny thing, the more we get, the less we value it. I know for myself, time alone isn’t the only thing that seems to dim with abundance. Yet lets take a good look at what caused the people to miss the coming Messiah the first time. First among these would apply to their state of mind right at the time He had entered their midst. Time can weaken resolve, commitment, passion and alertness. We know this in its very basic nature, when we are up for 18-20 hours of a day, the time seems to weaken us as it ticks by. We get tired. I’m pretty sure it’s not needed to explain how impatience grows thick, like a blanket with warmth to compell the eyes to shut. The people of that day were asleep in waiting, Time wasn’t doing its job to their liking. 

This drowsiness made them susceptible to deception and hence they forgot where they were to look for Him. Coupled with this deception came delusion that suggested that time was now something they had possession of to do with as they pleased. It’s almost as if, when time stretches out across our hopes, we ‘pay it back’ by giving up. Strange, huh? It’s the ‘cutting off ones nose to kill a flea’. This generation and those since the Messiah’s cloud ride back to Heaven fits right in with those that waited thousands of years for His first promised appearing. God’s not fast enough for us most of the time. That is, until He acts, and then we’re begging to catch up! His first coming fulfilled four of the seven practice rehearsal appointments (Feast) that we have been commanded to keep, in quick order. One day there were seven, ninety days later there were three! God got alot done in short order! They were reeling. At least those who woke up enough to know who Yeshua was before He went back, leaving us with the promise of His return. 

It begs more questions:

Is time given to us to spend as we please? (Yeshua’s parable of the investments)  Can impatience really make one completely clueless to what’s really going on around us?

Let’s be fair. The Tanakh did not have all these words strung together all in one sequence for them to see. 

I will send you, Yeshua Ben Yoseph, Ben Yahweh, and you will want to reject Him, but don’t! He will heal the sick, raise the dead, and be given power to forgive sins before He will willing go to the Cross as the sacrifice Lamb for the whole world, you will kill Him, and I shall raise Him back up in three days time. He will then be found again among you, and give you My last Words before He comes back to My Right Hand in victory to prepare all things for the time I will send Him back to the Wedding for which you are being prepared for and those who will come after you. To vindicate My chosen Ones and end the Tyranny of the Evil ones!” 

Nope, this string of words won’t be found all in one book or passage. Yet, they are all there. Spread out like a bridge of Love from Heaven to earth. It took all the Time that made up the Tanakh to get them down just so. 

We tend to forget that God’s enemy is watching too. God is smarter, but He’s not Thor the egotistical god that needs to prove He’s God and better than the deciever. Crafty is this enemy, yes, no doubt. So God will out-craft him! And indeed! The deceiver was surprised at His coming the first Time. Sadly he (the enemy) worked hard to make sure no one would wake up in time to see Him. For way too many, Yeshua’s attempt to rouse them was as rejected as He was. So did this surprise God? Nope. Time is God and God is Time. All He is, was and ever shall be, do, say, think, is Him! I Am that I Am! In other words, if He isn’t, then there isn’t anything! His plans and ways are perfect, unlike any kind of perfect we can conceive. Though when you know Him, you begin to see, as through a mirror dimly, but still it’s enough for make us trust Him if we seek Him, without ceasing. His second coming will follow the same pattern as the first. He will be on Time and His enemy will be shocked again, with no pigs left to escape into.

There were important details in the Tanakh to get done prior to His Hand of action coming in swiftly as it did then. Sadly, too many are not taught that the beginning contains the end and the end the beginning. There are signs people grossly miss by not seeing the Bible as a Complete Book. There are over 500 “old testament” references in Revelation alone! This is why people lose heart waiting, the deceiver has put to sleep a vital part of seeing God work exactly as He promised, and His Timing is as precise as the entire Word of God reveals! Yet again, there are vital things that have been at work by God all this Time. As we walk with Him faithfully, we stop being self absorbed about our time and stay true to Time, Himself! The only one being left out on the plan and timing is the enemy! God is busy protecting us! Making sure all that can be awakened will be, making sure the Bride is worthy of Him, making sure all have had a chance to go to the dress rehearsals that remain to be prepared for the Wedding. This is all that is left to do. Oh, sure there is the reckoning to the enemy and his hordes, to those who persecuted and will persecute the Bride. But! We are the apple of His eye! As He is to be ours! Nothing is delayed, nothing is being left out. His victory is sure and our delight in Him is not unfounded! We must not allow ourselves to fall asleep. This action He has placed in our choosing.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one fool himself.  

Isaiah 52:1

Awake! Awake! Zion! Clothe yourself with your strength! (Our strength is His Voice!) Daniel 10:17-19 – For how can this servant of my Lord speak with my lord, when my strength and breath have failed me? Then, again, someone who looked human touched me and revived me. He said, “You man so greatly loved, don’t be afraid. Shalom (peace) to you; and be strong, yes, truly strong.” His speaking to me strengthened me, and I said, “My Lord keep speaking; because you’ve given me strength.” 


Ephesians 5:18

…Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!  

It’s our choice to fall asleep, and our choice to wake up. We only feel trapped by weariness when we have fallen behind and not kept up to hear our Shepherds Voice which keeps the deception from having access to our ability to see. 

Let me clarify here. There is s difference between a righteous fatigue and a willful “nap”.The former does not steal our ability to remain steadfast. The latter does, and can cause such delusion so as to make one think they are awake when they are not. This is why we need the body to reflect to the eyes that they are closed. Put into the simplist literal terms. When we are not at attention, we bump into things and it hurts, the part of the body that took the blow, sends the cry to the eyes to…Pay Attention! Wake up! Unnecessary pain, does that. Unwarranted pain is different (persecution).

 Exhortation in the Body of Messiah must renew it’s STRENGTH in Him! Full of love, but without hesitation to give a good tap to wake those who are falling asleep. We are all, each one of us, the little second and minute marks of God’s Timepiece where He has us. We must not be put to sleep because we want to be 15 seconds earlier or 25 seconds faster when it’s the Last Hour! Every second is full of such meaning! Full of so much of Him! Let’s not miss it!

The concept of God being Time itself may seem a bit odd. In part 3, we’ll dig deeper into this. Until then, search for Him yourself…you’ll find Time to be very different as you do. 


🔯 May the Grace of Adonai cover you, may the Mercy of Adonai motivate you, may the Truth be the light that fails you not, may the Way be the joy of your hours, and may the Love of Yeshua woo, awaken and move you in all you do🔯

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Awake! Part 1

March 13, 2017 at 2:03 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , )

1 Thessalonians 5:4-11

But you, brothers, are not in the dark, so that the Day should take you by surprise like a thief; for you are people who belong to the light, who belong to the Day. We don’t belong to the night or to the darkness, so let us not be asleep, like the rest are; on the contrary, let us stay alert and sober. People who sleep, sleep in the dark; and people who get drunk, get drunk in the dark.  But since we belong to the Day, let us stay sober, putting on trust and love as a breastplate and the hope of being delivered as a helmet. For God has NOT intended that we should experience His fury, but that we should gain deliverance through our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, who died on our behalf so that whether we are alive or dead, we may live along with Him.  Therefore, encourage each other, and build each other up – just as you are doing.  

I started this thread WSGD NEWES when the blog started. It’s an acronym for W ise as S erpents G entle as D oves N-ewes the last part obviously refers to us, the Sheep of Yeshua’s pasture.There have been few political platform-like posts under this thread. I have yet to read where Yeshua went into the political arena with the exception of when He was forced to just before His death. Since we are to follow after Him, I believe our focus is to stay informed, vote, take responsibility where He has given us those, speak to the brethren to weigh important issues that politics effect the body. Yet, to be consumed with that area I believe can become a dangerous path. There’s a reason our Saviour stayed away, not explained, and I’m all for trusting without any. Yet there is an area that falls outside “normal” church based issues. Societal influence is a big one, and our Shepherd strode into this area with fearlessness. This can involve some politics, as they tend to shape society in invasive ways. My prayer is that He will give me the words for such topics as they can easily consume us, who are waiting His return to become outraged and embittered. Causing a destructive thing called divisiveness in our spirits. A blame game is always running in the background of this life, I don’t wish to become integrated into it, nor encourage others to either. So here, again I state my intentions and leave this at His feet for the reception of it. 

I was on YouTube the other day watching a series on Hebrew language and an Ad popped into the middle. Not the kind I could skip after a few seconds. It was a happy go lucky type infomercial that showed a person pouring Coke a Cola on to a very rusty pan, using a ball of tinfoil, proceeded to scrub it off. It worked. We are all supposed to be like “Oh cool!”, right? With the happy music’s and dramatic souffle it portrayed, I’ll admit 15 years ago, my brain might have actually thought “Wow”, and tried it. I will say, it’s likely the best use for that soda yet! What stuck me this time…millions of people DRINK this stuff every day, sometimes as their only source of liquid! The next thought I had was to ask the Lord, “are people really so asleep that this Ad doesn’t run the risk of ruining the soda industry?” His answer. “Yes.” 

I begin to understand. I once was a Pepsi fan. Coke was too sweet for me. Puh, not by much, last time I sipped on a Pepsi (about 4 years ago) I nearly puked due to the sweetness after having cut it out of my life for only 3 months. Needless to say I don’t miss it, and neither does my brain and body. Yet to paint this picture accurately I may confess that for years and years I stand guilty for this being my primary source of liquid refreshment. I don’t have tons of pictures of myself over the years, but those that exist, nearly all of them I have a Pepsi in my hand. So let me be clear, this isn’t a dietary shame campaign! I knew Pepsi was bad for me, I even knew to the degree that I researched it’s effects and still drank it, with emphasis, I was asleep! The light of Truth did not change my actions, and I still bear the consequences as a result, though God’s grace has been beyond accounting still more. 

So my thinking here is, this is just a technique Ad for rust removal that if one is awake it will give them pause (that’s what our conscience does, it pushes the pause button) at least a little, to say, “Wow, I drink that! If it will eat rust, what must it do to my body?” Yet, statically the numbers show that most won’t even give it a second thought! 

The verse above immediately came to my mind. Notice it says, ‘so let us not be asleep, like the rest are…’. This is not the time to think judgemental about the phrasing, ‘us and them ie: the rest’. As Paul is not being such, he’s stating a fact of his days. Ironically it applies to our own with a factor multiplied by a factor of at least 10. His generation didn’t have the bombardment of years of Ads with subliminal messages and ‘sleeping potion juju’ ours does. The more something gets accepted the more asleep people become. Which for us sheep of the Pasture of Messiah, it raises serious questions. Questions that if ignored, or excused away, could put us to sleep at a very critical time. This series will address some, if not all, of these kinds of questions. 

It’s worth noting here, that the sleep indicated in the verse above is not talking about the kind we do at the end of our day to rest our bodies in preparation for the next day. Nor is the Day being spoken of as in the 12-16 hour course of sunlight in a 24 hour period. Nor is the drunkenness shown here talking about the mere consumption of alcohol. I have known more people who drink as much in the daylight hours as they do at night. I’m sure Paul did too. To be drunk means to be impaired in our judgement/discernment/assessment faculties. This is what this means. It’s also worth noting…that the fury being referred to here in this passage is REAL. It’s God’s and it’s coming, it’s His rightful time to judge. He doesn’t want us to come under the effects of it, He’s given a way out. But neither will He impair or invade anyone’s decision to do so. He has done more, sent more help and waited far longer than anyone could even try to imagine themselves being in His shoes with the lot of us. The Day of His fury will be the ultimate indication that anyone who could be awakened has been awakened and the time has arrived. There can also be no doubt based on our ability to see 7000 years as hardly impatient nor unmerciful. We wouldn’t last 7 days with the horror He has seen in us. Which is why we fall asleep. We don’t see how it’s His very person we abuse and insult when we sin. Most simply don’t know Him well enough to understand the depth of that last statement. It’s incredibly sad and its worth any effort on our part to ‘pat the cheeks’ of those around us to arouse from their sleep to teach. Otherwise we are as guilty as they. Truth has not been given to us to cherish as a possession in a hope chest in our hearts. He has been given to hold out freely, and let Him direct it as He wills. 

Romans 13:11-14

Besides all this, you know at what point of history we stand; so it is high time for you to rouse yourselves from sleep: for the final Deliverance is nearer than when we first came to trust. The night is almost over, the Day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and arm ourselves with weapons of light.  Let us live properly, as people do in the daytime – not partying and getting drunk, not engaging in sexual immorality and other excesses, not quarreling and being jealous. Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Yeshua the Messiah; and don’t waste your time thinking about how to provide for the sinful desires of your old nature.   

Notice how both scriptures refer to the same things. Also note that articles of ‘clothing’ are referred to in both passages. Let me also point out that though the obvious sins mentioned here are…well…the obvious ones. There is an aspect of each that can be done without doing the obvious thing. Example: engaging in sexual immorality. This covers a very very broad scope in our day and age. There is a sleeping pill assortment of this very thing. (Of all of them) I’ll just ask the questions, God can take it from there. 

Do you watch any TV or movies, videos, games or computer sites where sexually is included to any degree?

Proverbs 4:14-16

Don’t follow the path of the wicked or walk on the way of evil doers. Avoid it, don’t go on it, turn away from it, and pass on.  For they can’t sleep if they haven’t done evil, they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone fall. 

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

But do test everything – hold onto what is good, but keep away from EVERY form of evil.   

Titus 2:11-13

For God’s grace, which brings deliverance, has appeared to all people. It teaches us to renounce (flee, run away from) godlessness and worldly pleasures, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives now, in this age; while continuing to expect the blessed fulfilment of our certain hope, which is the appearing of the Sh’khinah (Divine Presence, the manifest glory of God present with men) of our great God and the appearing of our Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah.  

1 Peter 2:11-12

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents not to give in to the desires of your old nature, which keep warring against you; but to live such good lives among the pagans that even though they now speak against you as evil doers, they will, as a result of seeing your good actions (and not seeing you do bad ones), give glory to God on the Day of His coming.  

Notice every single one of these warnings comes with the same language of the Day, the times we are in, if they said it then, and if we’ve been awake, we must know that the sands in the hour glass are now down to their final trickle. They don’t give licence, no room for fudging. Sex is meant to be PRIVATE no matter how it’s done. We are guilty of playing it out into the disgusting thing it has become when we allow it to weasel it’s way in because it’s ‘not as bad as most…sites, shows’…etc. We weaken our children’s shield if they watch us compromise. Much more we are responsible, in other words, we will stand before Him for what they are exposed to. In our presence or out of it. It’s our job to teach, lead, and guide them. First by example, then by teaching. We can’t gouge their eyes out, but we can teach those eyes to water at the things that defile humanity and the great Name of the Lord of their life. It’s never too late, and time is short!

Again, I’ve had to do my share of repenting in this department. Sadly, it came after my kids were grown and into their own lives. They can’t see my repentance now. It grieves me as I can see how it’s weakened their shield and that of my grandchildren. To say I’m sorry and pray everyday for each of them is an understatement, but they likely read this and think I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because they can’t see my repentance. They know I’ve changed, they have been asked for forgiveness, but the effects of my sleep at the times they needed me awake the most, they now rest in the same Hands I was. Which is my hope!  Adonai got through to me, I must now trust He loves them more than I.What I’m doing now, both how I live and writing this blog is fulfilling God’s desire for me. His grace will cover the rest. 

For those who have children, living at home right now, how do you engage in the battle for their hearts and minds?

For those, who like me, have children now grown and grandchildren, what can you now do to flee from the sleeping pill exceptions you make? To wake up, rouse yourself? And how can you begin to repent to all those you’ve effected with drowsiness? 

These questions remain between you and the God who asks them. For, be certain, it is not I who does. As you have read, I’m unqualified to ask. These kinds of questions always belong to the God who created all people, all things. The God who is coming to pour out the fury of those who have willfully chosen to turn away from Him and have influenced others, young or old, to do the same. You must settle your accounts with Him. 

I am praying for His grace and mercy to prevail for you, as it has for me. I am also confident of His power to work in each of us. There is no hope beyond Him. This hope is the only Truth there is. May our eyes be opened to see it, ears be opened to hear it and hearts be broken to fall into His hands of such a great grace and mercy, loving-kindness and tenderness to not only mend our own but those of our loved ones. And in time!

Part 2 – coming soon. 

🔯 May the grace and peace of Yeshua the Messiah be with you, cover you, and bring you exceeding joy 🔯

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