Awake! – Part 14 – The Powerful Exchange  

June 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , )

Hebrews 12:1-4

So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses (all those mentioned in chapter 11), let us, too, put aside every impediment – that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement – and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us, looking away to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting, Yeshua – who, in exchange for the joy set before Him, endured execution on a stake as a criminal, scorning the shame, and has sat down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God. Yes, think about Him who endured such hostility against Himself from sinners, so that you won’t grow tired or become despondent. You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in the contest against sin.  

Do you think Yeshua (Jesus) knew what He was exchanging when He came here?

Philippians 2:6-11

Though He was in the form of God He did not regard equality with God something to be possessed by force. On the contrary, He emptied Himself, in that He took the form of a slave by becoming like human beings are. And when He appeared as a human being, He humbled Himself still more by becoming obedient even to death – death on a stake as a criminal! Therefore God raised Him to the Highest Place and gave Him the Name above every Name; that in honor of the Name given Yeshua (Salvation), every knee shall bow – in heaven, on earth and under the earth – every tongue will acknowledge that Yeshua the Messiah IS Adonai – to the glory of God the Father.   

Indeed, He did! That last part, is what ‘the joy set before Him‘ is referring to in Hebrews. The Powerful Exchange for the Creation and man – which is pretty darn glorious – but even that is NOTHING compared to the glory of God, Himself! Now notice what it said in Hebrews why we are to think of Him – ‘so that you won’t grow tired or despondent’.   

To grow tired is well known to us. Fatique, the falling of eye lids, the state of being pulled into unconsciousness. Despondent, in Hebrew is: קצר – qotser –  which means: faint, cut down, shortness of spirit, disheartened. Two very applicable words to the state of being ‘asleep’ we are attempting to fight! What we have in these verses is the ‘smelling salt’ we are to apply to our ‘noses’ regularly to stay awake. 

Yeshua, gave up His ‘life’ in order to conquer death! The life He gave up was not the Life that is the Light of man, but the life of weakness held captive to sin. Often the life we mistakenly cling to. God is the ultimate in underhanding the enemy. The enemy thought he could kill Life, from the beginning he has thought this, and even now after Yeshua conquered death, he still seeks to convince us of the very lie he still believes! Sins greatest power is now transferred to Yeshua’s very Name (character)! 

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

Therefore, to keep me from becoming overly proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from the adversary to pound away at me, so that I wouldn’t grow conceited. Three times I begged the Lord to take this thing away from me; but He told me, “My grace is enough for you, for My power is brought to perfection in weakness.”   

Zephaniah 3:15-17

Adonai has removed the judgements against you, He has expelled your enemy; the King of Israel, Adonai, is right there with you.  You no longer need to fear that anything bad will happen. On that Day, it will be said to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion! Don’t let your hands droop down. Adonai your God is right there with you, as a Mighty Savior. He will rejoice over you and be glad, He will be silent in His love, He will shout over you with joy.” 

Colossians 1:11-13

We pray you will be continually strengthened with all the power that comes from His glorious Might; so that you will be able to persevere and be patient in any situation, joyfully giving thanks to the Father for having made you fit to share in the inheritance of His people in the Light. He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.    

Hebrews 11:32-38

What more should I say? There isn’t time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Daniel, Samson, Jepthah, David, Samuel and the prophets; who, through trusting, conquered kingdoms, worked righteousness, received what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, had their weaknesses turned to strength, grew mighty in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead resurrected; other people were stretched on the rack and beaten to death, refusing to be ransomed (deceived, swayed, bought by bribery or manipulation), so that they would gain a better resurrection.  Others under went trials of being mocked and whipped, then chained and imprisoned.  They were stoned, sawed in two, murdered by the sword; they went about clothed in sheep skins and goat skins, destitute, persecuted, mistreated, wandering about in deserts and mountains, living in caves and holes in the ground! The world was not worthy of them! All of these had their merit attested because of their trusting. Nevertheless, they did not see what had been promised (Yeshua), because God had planned something better that would involve us, so that only with us would they be brought to the goal.   

Again in Psalms 119 we see King David as the example of all this. 

Psalms 119:107-112

I am very much distressed; Adonai, give me life, in keeping with Your Word. Please accept my mouths voluntary offerings, Adonai, and teach me Your Rulings. I am continually taking my life in my hands, yet I haven’t forgotten Your Torah. The wicked have set a trap for me, yet I haven’t strayed from Your Precepts. I take Your instruction as a permanent Heritage, because it is the joy of my heart. I have RESOLVED to obey Your laws forever, at every step.   

David never saw Yeshua in the flesh, but He knew Him! When Yeshua came, died, conquered, rose again, and anointed His church, sending them out…they brought the baton now being passed – onto you and me – the goal is now in sight! Let us not fall asleep! Every cloud in the sky is shouting for joy of Him whose feet will soon ride them to the finish line!

Hebrews 9:26-28

… But as it is, He has appeared once at the end of the ages in order to do away with sin through the sacrifice of Himself. Just as human beings have to die once, but after this comes judgement, so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to deliver those who are eagerly waiting for Him!  

It’s so important to understand our weakness in the Light of God’s Word. For many many out there are speaking truth but they are human, have weaknesses and therefore the enemy wants us to ignore their witness to the Truth. To disqualify them because their flaws become apparent. Let’s face it, we all have them. It’s often taught that Paul’s thorn in the flesh was some physical condition. It ignores the statement following which speaks of the adversary. This is huge fellow-sheep! I dare say that Paul suffered indeed in a physical way perhaps, but the manifestation of the flesh always comes from inside, where we think no one else can see, save God. A heart that cries out to God to remove all things that are sinful and ugly from within is wide awake, but falsely taught that it will then have no faults, weaknesses or constant struggle. This is a lie. There is no one on earth right now without some flaw in almost every arena conceivable! We are always wrong or in error or ignorant in some perception of God, of the world around us, of people we know, people we don’t…God takes His time and has a perfect plan in His correction. This is why Yeshua made it clear that He is the Way, The Truth, and the Life! Truth is our waking salt! We must learn to disconnect the message from the messenger at times! The Truth still applies even in the imperfect and weak human beings that seek it and speak it! Does not the Truth continue to teach in times and language of culture? The Truth about our government will not be found in the language of detail of America today in our Bibles, but the principle of Truth found in it apply to all kingdoms that rise and fall. Truth takes us to Himself, always leads to Yeshua! Just as all falseness leads to the enemy! In truth, each path is quite short but often with a labyrinth of paths that attempt to distract. Wits are essential but coupled with humility. Questions are pivotal to answers. From here, I will begin to expose the labyrinth. Some people will bother you, look passed them. The information I’ve chosen to use is fact based and easily able to be found by anyone who wants to follow the facts themselves. I’ve labored and prayed over each video. I’ve done my own homework. Homework is to me, to look into the facts myself and then prayerfully place the Word of God over it to see if it lines up. I asked questions like: are these truths essential to one’s walk with God? Will this completely change the choices one can make for Truth or for wickedness? Is this something You, God, think I should share? 

Some videos will be long, all are worth every second you spend on them. Likewise, wisdom, would have you share them. If we love someone we give them Truth and trust His hands to hold them, lead them, guide them. No one is more trustworthy!  

These are the cusp of every choice we make, every day. Sounds dramatic, truly I say, it’s not drama – drama is make believe/not real/entertainment. The Word of God is foundational, real, and serious! Remember what David said in Psalms 119? ‘I have resolved to obey Your laws forever – at every step!’  Every step is every decision, every choice, every day – forever! Truth is paramount to choice! No Truth – and sleepiness will fall upon one in such a way that one will not realize they are the walking dead. Funny how this theme is so prevalent in all forms of entertainment these days, don’t you think? Zombies, rabid infections, morphing humans into half animal creatures. We are not half anything dear brothers and sisters, we are fully human – beautiful in the eyes of God! His eyes are wide open though they may sting with the sight of us (truth) – shall we not trust Him to adjust our eyes to remain open though like so many before us, and Yeshua, Himself, we may weep uncontrollably at times because what we see is horrid, hard and seems hopeless. Is He not the One the Word speaks of? ‘Adonai is right there with you, Mighty to save!’ His hope will color the pictures we see! 

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if one of you wanders from the Truth, and someone causes him to return, you should know that whoever turns a sinner from his wandering path will save him from death and cover many sins!  

Those are words full of power! Full of wakefulness! Full of joy! The joy of heaven! May God grant us the strength in our weakness to face the Truth and brave to share it and enter in to the inheritance given us by Yeshua, Salvation for all who call upon His Name!

✡ Grace and peace be ours in full measure, with His Truth to set us on a firm foundation, opening the eyes to search for Him wherever He may be found, and ready to see Him coming again! Come soon, Yeshua our Salvation, come soon! Until then, keep us working in Your Kingdom to the glory of God our Father, Amen! ✡


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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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The Shadow in the Valley

April 9, 2013 at 3:28 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , )

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Psalms 23:3-4

He restores my inner person.
He guides me in right paths for the sake of His own name.
Even if I pass through death-dark ravines, I will fear no disaster; for You are with me;
Your rod and staff reassure me.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger can share its joy.

I love how a string of events, readings, times; minutes and hours that get lived; fall into one single drop of revelation. This happens all the time. Its almost Gods signature of fulfilling His purpose.

I recently read in a book, a comparison to the Valley of the Shadow of Death to the scripture in Proverbs 14:10. Or rather how they are one in the same.

Then at coffee with a dear sister and friend; we spoke of how desperately we hate our “flesh”. With tears and often lacking adequate words to describe how the “chain of events” and movements of Yeshua (Jesus) inside has brought “suffering” into the bitterness of the me/self; with the purpose of escorting it out to make room for His joy.

These two things in conjunction with readings for devotion, scripture, prayer, and the speaking of His voice during duties during the day; all “zoomed in” to the fine point. These two passages of scripture, unveiled and revealing more than the “eyes” can see.

Indeed the bitterness of the heart, the root of it; is our struggle to die to ourselves. This is the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Evil will do its best to convince us this “death” is final, insane, absurd, even ungodly. Yet David in Psalms 23 shows plainly “the work” we do there.

I will fear no disaster…

The working of the will to fear not. And the hope and reason follows.

For You are with me; Your rod and staff reassure me.

Because He, the Shepherd – Yeshua is with me, His correction and sure guidance a promise for eternity!! Proof of or evidence of this follows as I follow the minutes leading up to this one…He is with me and helping “me” to die! His correction a.k.a. perspective changing/vision correction; His staff of defence and provision evident with each new life breath I take…shows fear to the door and swiftly kicks it into “no-man’s land”!!

Then the second part of Proverbs 14:10 jumps out!!

…and no stranger can share its joy.

Adonai is no stranger to my heart…in its bitterness or its joys! This is a mighty promise! Joy comes only from His hand in the bitterness of my inner-person. No one else can trade in such a “market”. Bitterness and joy are Abba’s passion…making beauty for ashes…strength for despair…gladness for mourning. These are the hallmarks of the pathways to peace…beyond understanding.

The hardest work of the Kingdom of God is done inside where we learn to bend our will into His. Submission to a type of “slavery” to often not knowing our knee from our elbow! Just leaping into action out of trust in Him and all He is teaching, showing, leading, guiding us to do, say and think. I really do die everyday when I take His voice and apply it as the melody to the song He is Singing in and over me…this thing called “my” life. Stooping down in those death-dark ravines, and drinking of the waters that seem dark, murky and less than “fit for consumption”…I drink trusting the Hands that turn water into wine!

Oh the deep deep Love of Jesus!

Reminding us always…for those who make Him their refuge…death is only a shadow, with no substance!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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