Pivotal Questions: # 1

July 21, 2018 at 6:30 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , , )

Knowing that the age we live in is often referred to as the age of deceit, I felt this series is important. I pray the Spirit of The Living God, The Truth, The Way, The Life – Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah will guide you as you think about this very contorted and confusing topic – be made clear. For His Name sake and His glory…

The question isn’t: Does God give us the right to bear arms?

God gives us the option of choices. Always. He will never and never has taken this away from us. He is the only One who can.

Based on the things Yeshua said and did… the question is…

It’s the right to bear arms a Kingdom of God fight? Do you think your ‘right to bear arms’ will be a subject of judgement on the Last Day? Who do you really rely on to protect you (your loved ones and possessions)?

Here are some scriptures for further inspection and reflection on this subject.

John 5:37

John 8:12-18; 31

John 10:25-30

John 12:23-26

John 18:36-37

Matthew chapters 5 & 6

Ephesians 6:10-18

There are some questions in which the answer you accept as truth dictate your actions, which point to what you really believe. Or rather WHO. Life and death hang on Who we follow and emulate, not what right we have. Choice isn’t a right, it’s a gift… we honor the Giver of that gift by choosing His Way. Or we choose ours. There’s no inbetween. There are “black and white” vivid answers to questions. In fact 90% of the time the shades of grey are to be considered, it’s His consideration to do the shading… not ours. He has been clear for those who love Him, more than their lives, their homes, their rights. The enemy blurs the lines with shades of grey. God in His grace is clear. We are not to confuse choices with rights.

✡ May Yeshua the Messiah strengthen us and enable us to see through the deceit and choose – in the power of the Spirit – for the glory of His Name, to follow Him! Now and forever more…✡

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Servants Under Scrutiny

December 28, 2015 at 2:48 am (Mile Stones, Remodeling the Mind, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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James 4:4-5

You unfaithful wives! Don’t you know that loving the world is hating God; Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy! Or do you suppose the Scripture speaks in vain when it says that there is a spirit in us which longs to envy?

The above quote in the picture has weighed heavy on my heart. You see, we are in the middle of buying a house. We were supposed to be closed and “over the threshold” by now. Delays that can only be understood by God, as He is the One who moved our chess pieces into the game in the first place, have abounded the last couple weeks. Then just before the holiday, ureeka the appraisal went thru! Yet closing on the 28th was not to be (that was supposed to be the closing date). I looked around my tiny one bedroom apartment, mostly packed, and wondered “What in the world?”

You see, I really could care less about a house, the things that go with it, I really don’t have my heart hinged on it! I learned a while ago, home by its definition has very little to do with earthly structure. So when the Lord points His finger and says “Go, there, now!” We went, and the doors flew open, then the Lord held up a stop sign, like a cross walk attendant at a school. We sat there and watched the flow of events roll thru our line of sight and scratched our heads. “Were we really hearing from God?” Next came the huge task of waiting. One minute I’m saying; “Hey slow down, Lord!” the next I’m taping my fingers in the “ark” full of boxes and ready to go. But no rain.

The tight rope I began to traverse was all about revealing the fine line between demand and devotion, true contentment and spiritual imagery, praise and popular pump ups. After all the there's a difference between waiting for God to move you, all moved in to a place and ready to stay or leave, but. ..unpacked – and ready to leave or stay – packed up. Everything feels competely inaccessible in the latter, but tolerable in the former. Comfort to this flesh I'm in was still handy in the former, not now. I'm not a neat freak, but this is unnerving. I'm tripping over boxes with stuff in it I need but can't undo because at a moments notice I just know, just KNOW the word is coming. .."it's time to go!" And I'll regret taking a step back in obedience to cater to a wavering faith. At one point I told those around me (with a laugh in my voice) "I’m not sure I’m packing out of denial or faith, at this point!” We all giggled, but I meant it. And this is hard. They say buying a house ranks up there in the top three most stressful things you can do. Not sure the order, but getting married is among them and losing a spouse. I’ve been married, not so much stress there. Even bought a house before, that was a cake walk compared to this time around. I haven’t lost my spouse, I don’t have to think long about that to know its definitely worthy of being among the top three.

Yet as a Follower of Yeshua, this whole house thing uurks me. It’s a thing, and temporary and distracting if you ask me. I praise God the house was located in another state, so my attachment to it was very small and grew dimmer by the day. Saying “easy come easy go” at this point especially – no problem! Yet deep inside, way down in there, I want the house, I want the heck out of this city, and I’m ready for a change. The house, I could leave or take but now my estimated time of departure hinges on the darned thing! Incompatible, oh yeah, I get that! The One I Follow never had a house. I require shelter, but I dont need to own a house. I can live in what most call pretty undesirable circumstances. The apartment I currently dwell in is far from nice, except that it’s what God has provided, it functions, and I can (barely) pay for it. The amount of money we throw at it would shock you, but it’s ‘the cheap’ here. You get what you pay for? Not in this case, I am staring at alot less dough for that house than this apartment. The house appeals! But the stress to get it so far? I’ll keep the apartment, thank you! Why would the Lord catch me between two winds of such opposing nature’s? My eyes are dry, hair is a mess, and skin is the kind of chapped that can only come from long periods of time exposed to ferocious winds.

Tonight, it hits me. The calm begins. ..He’s reminding me what satisfies. It’s not this apartment, a house, the stuff in those boxes, or out of those boxes, order, none of it. It is Him. My flesh argues on many levels while my soul takes its position and digs in.

It seemed competely ridiculous to me as so many around me that I love can’t see a time where they will ever “buy a house” much less rent one any time in the future. I was hard pressed to complain, but held back at the same time. This was/is a hard balancing act on so many levels. (The wind not withstanding)

Then Yeshua’s (Jesus) words in Matthew 6:24-25 came to softly shield me in the windswept terrain.

“No one can be a slave to two masters; for he will either hate the first and love the second, or scorn the second and be loyal to the first. You can’t be a slave to both God and money. Therefore, I tell you, don’t worry about your life -…”

He goes on to say the many ways we worry about our lives and the incompatibility of worry and worth in His eyes. The days of Christmas have just passed, full of money money money, things things things. Though we don’t celebrate this holiday, we watch most of our loved ones do so. Or try to. Broke in December always brings new meaning to the word Christmas. Tears flow due to the lack of ability to “give”. The illusion of love wrapped in a shiny package is strong this time of year. It makes one dread the up and coming “new year”. How completely futile! The Lord wasn’t even born in December! And He would certainly never have endorsed a material giving and wanting to get in children on His birthday! It’s completely against everything He ever did or said! Yet, here is the crave Wayne Stiles is speaking of. The best this world has to offer is its comforts and toys. The best His world has to offer is sacrifice and giving of things far more valuable – time! Time full of grace and mercy. Time full of hope for a future that doesn’t include anything you can fit under a tree. Or wrap in a bow. Time spending currency that can’t be earned on earth, only in heaven. Where the only One that can be praised is God!

What a strange turn of events these days have uncovered. What can sumerize them best. The quote above and the lens of God’s Word to understand them. We crave. We surrender. We serve. We Follow. We suffer. We obey. We learn. Or we crave, indulge, expect, invade, enjoy temporary comforts at the cost of eternal gain, disobey, and repeat the same mistakes over and over, never learning. Almost everyone does this every December. Almost everyone does this when the opportunity comes to buy a new car or house or anything. What do our opposing cravings teach us? What story will they tell on judgment day? Who’s birth do we celebrate in joining a world in a pagan holiday that originally celebrates the idols born from the beginning of time? No matter what, just like Yeshua said, these thing reveal who our Master will be. The one we love or the one we hate. Both dwelling inside our hearts and mind only create chaos. One must go.

It’s not wrong to buy a house. If God tells you to. It’s not wrong to buy anything, if God leads you to. If He does, we don’t have to put off bills or rack more up to do so. He pays for it too! Our jobs are His way of doing so. If He says full spreed ahead, we go. Yet then if He puts the brakes on, we wait. Or we lose Him in the midst of the travel. A far more costly endeavor. How to discern deep in the craving of two incompatible worlds? Wait on Him, then obey, follow, and trust Him. Our flesh will run us amuck. It is a master deciever, telling us we only want good things while those things scratch out the eyes of truth. We are warned, not to be ruled, but in love. His love is the only thing that puts things of this world in union with His. Compatibility.

Thank Abba for this lesson, on going as it is, and carve out in me, only what is solid in You! May You get the glory!

♡ Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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Truth for Living – Part 1

March 3, 2015 at 12:12 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I’d like to take this opportunity to re-emphasize what the file WSGD Newes stands for. It’s been a while since I first made this category for posts which explained the acronym title.

W-wise (as)
S-serpents
G-gentle (as)
D-doves
N-ewes – news for the flock.

The subject matter in this category here is what I believe to be vital truth for all Followers of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. Content about everyday things that effect our minds, bodies, souls, and spirits – of which we are to love the Lord our God with every ounce of our being and Him alone. So knowing the truth about all the things we do and encounter everyday is vital to this command. As I find it, I share it, what gets “done” with it is God’s business, not mine. We are salt and light, but He alone seasons and directs light into darkness.

The following post I pray will get shared with anyone you know. Not to bring glory to my blog or my writing. Ugh, please no! But because the truth contained in this post will change everything for those who seek it and desire to honor it. It all points to Him, not me or even you, or the people on these videos. God directs the Light of Wisdom and knowledge down to people for the purpose of people knowing and glorifying Him. There is no truth apart from His hand that serves it. No human being on earth “digs it up”, they are lead to it by the Truth Himself for the purpose of freedom. Releasing bonds and chains (lies) that bind, and serving the cure for the captivity (truth). We must consume it and let it transform us. This is always the toughest part of learning. The accumulation of God’s knowledge means nothing without it changing us. Heads stuffed with information but no acclimation to its purpose makes a fool.

Without much more…here are two links, videos that will drop your jaw and open eyes. Some of you may know this already. Many do not. I do not post content on this blog without much research and prayer. I am convinced this message must get out. As always I encourage those of you to do your own research for validation and prayer. Prayer first, for God can validate without the need for more research! Our spirits know His voice, and they follow. Often we need not stay where we are in questioning…we are just asked to trust Him. But He is patient for us to question as well. Follow His lead, and you shall be free. This is absolute. 🙂 The videos are each about an hour long. They concern medical practice and the health of and design of God’s Master Work – the human body. A follow up blog will be coming about my own personal experience within the context of these links.

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Apc0WVm_p3I

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLKiTB6oBY

Isaiah 29:15-16; 18

Woe to those who burrow down deep to hide their plans from Adonai! They work in the dark and say to themselves, ‘Nobody sees us, nobody knows us.’ How you turn things upside down! – Is the potter not better than the clay, does something made say of its Maker, “He didn’t make me”? Does the product say of its producer, “He has no discernment”?

On that day the deaf will hear the words of the Book, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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Quote Note

February 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , , , , , , , )

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♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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The Scars of Your Choices

February 6, 2015 at 1:11 am (Poems) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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How sacred are the scars of your choices?
Bent and broken yet sustained within the sound of God’s voices
“Voices?” you say, “He only has one!”
But truly you know He is Father AND Son!
And what of the Spirit that speaks like the moon
Reflecting the Son “He comes behind Me, now, SOON!”
And what of the flowers in whispered delight
Surely you know it’s His voice they sing in the night
Tall trees and green grasses
A’sway in the breeze
His voice in them thunders and weakens man’s knees
And what of the waters with its choir of roars?
Their voices are many, in rocky creeks and sandy shores
All things He’s created
Carry His sound
His Voices are many; and in each – Life is found!

But back to the question I asked at the first
Have your choices reflected quenching His thirst?
Have the paths you’ve chose
Awakened in you
The sense that your feet are not treading anew?
That Someone most Holy
Has come there before
And marked out your travels
On sufferings shore?
Have your thighs burned with rejection
For standing for Truth?
When popular opinion felt more like proof
Has your back ached from scrubbing the floor
Of ungrateful and spiteful who ask for still more?
And what of the loved one who pushed you away?
Did you stay where you landed or run far away?
And when you were wounded, did you lick them and fret?
Or find a place unbruised and offer more yet?
And what of the scars that still bleed within?
That cannot then yet heal because you won’t let Him in?
Has forgiveness run rapid
So as to numb pain?
Or does your “mercy” tie nooses around them the same?
Are your hands cracked and broken
From letting go of your way
All the loves that were lies
And tried to keep you away

How sacred, sanctified, made clean…are the scars of your choices?
If they don’t look like Jesus
Then they don’t hear His Voices.

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John 5:25 – Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…

Yes, indeed! I tell you that there is coming a time – in fact, it’s already here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen will come to life.

John 8:47 – Yeshua speaking…

Whoever belongs to God listens to what God says; the reason you don’t listen is that you don’t belong to God.

John 17:14-19 – Yeshua praying…

I have given them Your Word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world – just as I Myself do not belong to the world. I don’t ask You to take them out of the world, but to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Set them apart for holiness by means of truth – Your Word is Truth. Just as You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world. On their behalf I am setting Myself apart for holiness, so that they too may be set apart for holiness by means of Truth.

John 15:9-11 – Yeshua speaking…

Just as My Father loves Me, I, too, love you; so stay in My love. If you keep My commands you will stay in My love – just as I have kept My Father’s commands and stay in His love. I have said this to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy be complete.

♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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