Predictions or Promises?

October 21, 2019 at 1:10 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , , , , )

Acts 1:9-11

After saying this, He was taken up before their eyes; and a cloud hid Him from their sight. As they were staring into the sky after Him, suddenly they saw two men dressed in white standing next to them. The men said, “You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This Yeshua, who has been taken away from you unto heaven, will come back to you in just the same way as you saw Him go into heaven. “

All about us, in earth and air, wherever the eye or ear can reach, there is a power ever breathing itself forth in signs, now in daisy, now in a wind-waft, a cloud, a sunset; a power that holds constant and sweetest relation with the dark and silent world within us. The same God who is in us, and upon whose tree we are the buds, if not yet the flowers, also is all about us- inside, the Spirit; outside, the Word. And the two are ever trying to meet in us. ~ George MacDonald ~

~~~~ ~~~~~ For T-do ~~~~~ ~~~~

The horizon was still flamed like eye liner in brazen fire hues but as the eye moved up towards the dome of evening celestial azure fought with the stars to hold dominance.

Shamar sat with her Papa, in the evening tradition of watching a new day dawn. At 16 years, the flames of youth seemed to be the horizon matched in flames in her mind, but like the azure sky her heart fought with pin pricked realities that competed with her heart.

Papa, is it wrong to want good things when we know that Yeshua is coming?”

Naham’s gaze broke from the night tapestry to look at his daughter. So aptly named, he thought, Shamar – to observe, to keep, to watch, to preserve. He could see the burdens and blessings of this name sake was like a blanket on her soul. Both protecting and perhaps, obscuring – as Hashem wills.

He chuckled, “Good things? Your mind is attempting to clarify in a way, I’m sure. Yeshua’s return is the most good thing there can be. What good things are you referring to?”

Shamar’s lower lip slipped up between her teeth. A small sigh escaped. “I mean, yes, Yeshua’s return is the best good! I was thinking of Amar, we are betrothed. Marriage, children… you know good things…”

Naham let the clarification saturate the moment. Indeed, all good things. The balance of living now yet for eternity… things hoped for… things unknown…a prayer began in his mind for words to form as the answer to her question in real time.

No, these good things are not wrong, Shamar, good they are – all. Why do you ask for more than what you can see already?”

The flood burst.

To marry, and have children is a dream only beheld in my mind as what we’ve always known. Yeshua said there would be no marriage in heaven. I makes me feel torn. To be fully invested in His will for me in marriage and family here, when His return is imminent – feels contradictory. I don’t want to desire Amar more than Him, but I do desire to marry him and have children. I look at these stars that speak of His coming, promises and predictions… tell me Papa, how do you divide your heart aright in such times? Tears were small pools about to burst in her brown tawny eyes, one blink and they would follow the path to her chin.

Naham gathered Shamar into his arms. Again I am praying Creator of all, create discernment here and give it life in my answer…

Shamar my treasure. Your Ima and I are giving you in marriage to Amar. Here and now, marriage is a legal and binding contract, because of sin, it is needed. In heaven or in the millenial Kingdom, we won’t give our children into such covenants. Elohim alone shall do so, like before the fall, remember? He made marriage perfect, not contractual. Yeshua was speaking to those fools trying to trick him, remember? The widowed wife, who would be her real husband in the resurrection? (Matt. 22:23-32) He ends this debate with the promise that He is the God of the living not the dead! Your heart frets over words that I fear an enemy is trying to rob joy from you in.” He pulled her face up to meet his gaze. “Shamar , we do not know many things about how our glorified bodies will be but there are things we do know. They will be without illness, disease, dysfunction. They will be as He made them in the Garden. We know He made them for a soul mate. We know He honors our marriage covenants more than we do. We know children are a gift from Him. What we know far out weighs any fears we could have about what we don’t. Because His predictions are promises. He said we can not imagine the good He has for us, waiting for us that shall never be parted in or with death. I fear not, losing your Ima, because death shall not part us. If death is the only thing that can separate us from good we have His promise that even that shall not separate us from His love. His love formed Adam and Havah in the garden, His love told them to be fruitful and multiply. Before the fall. Dear one. His promise is to set things right… back to when He called all things good. We need not fear or stretch out towards this life thinking His heart is not still here. You will marry Amar at the appointed time… if Yeshua comes before that it will be He that gives you away or to Amar if that is His will. If it is not, would you want differently?

Shamar’s tears had began to wane. She looked into her Papa’s eyes and let the question fling about inside, like a thing with wings. Certain that right now was a moment of trust building decision. Do I trust Yeshua no matter what? She straightened up and gazed back up at the stars. So… even if…El Shaddi You would not have Amar and I be as one… do I trust You? I suppose it is really more a matter of giving him or my idea of him and us back to You before we are married. I can see why so many might rush to do things their way, especially now. Oh, Abba, my Adonai, I will trust You.

Naham watched his daughter. Watched the Ruach (Spirit) of Hashem work on her heart. He knew the answer was not for her to answer to him but was, now, being answered to Adonai.

Shamar looked again at her Papa… their eyes met. They smiled and embraced.

“I am looking forward to Yeshua’s return, and Amar and I’s betrothal. However Elohim wills it. I am His servant first and He is my husband. I will trust Him, Papa. Like the angels…I will trust Him.

The dome of heaven, now cast with only the light of stars…a new day…twinkled in the joy of its Maker and shone down upon His children with delight. Father and daughter sat… for just a few more minutes. Each thinking of what it will look like to see Yeshua, coming on a cloud… the best good thing… predicted and promised. In heaven, there’s no difference.

Grace and shalom in the name of Yeshua the Messiah… to Him be the glory!! May He come soon!

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Sent Forth

February 12, 2013 at 3:00 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , )

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Man dreams and desires; God broods and wills and quickens.  ~ George MacDonald

I begin to understand how complex and mysterious the call forth to a certain task by Adonai (the Lord) can be with each passing day. I am grateful I only live one at a time! For so very long my heart has cried out, “Come soon Lord!” That as I prayed today and the words were different, I stood “agape” at the change. Though I still look for Him, with a passion that keeps the lamps filled; today I see two things a bit clearer.

1) I am not looking for Him as if He’s not here already.

2) I find a “waiting” hidden inside that encapsulates a “mission”. Daunting in its largeness, and profound in that He would give it to me! No worthiness on my part has sanctioned its commission!

I would love to expound on the nature in detail of this call…but alas He “zips my lips” in giving a detailed description. Lets just say I am flabbergasted to find an arena someone hasn’t covered in the simplest and most important aspect of walking with God! With all the resources out there and years of accumulations to them; this seems nearly impossible to me. Add to that, I can think of no less than a hundred others that are or would have been both “more qualified and more “listenable””! Of whom I feel His “audience” would both be broader and more inclined to heed. I find myself, more than once a day saying, “Ya sure Ya want me to do this!?”  Mind you, this is how I learn to question Him and He teaches me the answers in new ways each day. He calls, He qualifies, He does ALL the work and can use anybody He wants, but wills that it be me!

As I look at those He has called and commissioned before me, I realize a great deal more the inner “comings and goings” at Yeshua’s feet. How important a more private and out of the “lime-light” He needs His child to be at times. Seemingly hidden and un-noteworthy to a world with eyes that stage a worthy show in smoke and flashes, loud music and dancing…bent for…entertainment. I am grateful the timing is His, the effect is His, and most especially the result.

I hear, I obey. That is so preciously simple…and likely…if I stick close to Him 🙂

I look forward each day to how He will lead me! What new color He will introduce to a canvas of a dream I didn’t even know I had! Indeed it was there all the time, but my dreams and desires without His will and quickening didn’t even scratch the surface of the impossible we are each called to believe in! Every single tiny thought and idea He gives feeds the larger picture; a picture I can’t even see all of but I know its there! There, you see I am unable to find the words to describe it effectively, but there again I know some will know exactly what I am “saying”. This is the whole sale beauty of living in the Kingdom of His will! The riches are so far removed from what this world considers valuable! There’s no doubt that as Emily Dickenson wrote (one of my favorite quotes)
“I dwell in possibility.”
Yet at the same time I dwell in Impossibility! Only in God and God alone can two polar opposites exist in the same flux of a soul!

This passage from Ezekiel comes ALIVE to me!

Ezekiel 16:8-14

Again I passed by you, looked at you and saw that your time had come, the time for love. So I spread my cloak over you to cover your private parts and entered into a covenant with you, says Adonai Elohim, and you became Mine. Then I bathed you in water, washed the blood off you, and anointed you with oil. I also clothed you with an embroidered gown, gave you fine leather sandals to wear, put a fine linen headband on your head and covered you with silk. I gave you jewelry to wear, bracelets for your hands, a necklace for your neck, a ring for your nose, earrings for your ears and a beautiful crown for your head. Thus you were decked out in gold and silver; your clothing was of fine linen, silk and richly embroidered cloth; you ate the finest flour, honey and olive oil. You grew increasingly beautiful – you were fit to be queen. Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty, because it was perfect, due to My having bestowed My own splendor on you, says Adonai Elohim.

May it be as You will my God! Though I care not a wit about fame, or even beauty as such as this world would recognize, but oh how I desire that YOU become famous and seen as beauty incomparable to anything we have ever known! Be glorified my King, You who burns in the bushes of Truth! Light the fire again my Light and Salvation! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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What Women Want. ~ Part 4 ~ His Excellency’s Wife

February 3, 2013 at 2:08 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , )

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Isaiah 54:5

For your Husband is your Maker, Adonai-Tzva’ot (Lord of the Sabbath; Lord of Heaven’s armies; Lord of Host) is His name. The Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer. He will be called the God of all the earth.

Hosea 2:16; 19-20

“On that day,” says Adonai, “you will call Me Ishi (My Husband); you will no longer call me Ba’ali (My Master).

I (the Lord) will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness, in justice, in grace and in compassion; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness (trust), and you will know Adonai.”

Proverbs 31:10-12

Who can find a capable wife? Her value is far beyond that of pearls. Her Husband trusts her from His heart, and she will prove a great asset to Him. She works to bring Him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

As a woman, the first and most long-lasting question must be…”Who am I for?” (Ok, men too, but my focus is on my fellow sister’s here 🙂 ) In my own life, and in every other cause for observance, the desire to be a soul-mate and mother has done so much to shape a woman; both for good and ill; there must be something huge about where this comes from! Shall we take a look at where it began? And Who made it so?

Genesis 3:16

To the woman He said, “I will greatly increase your pain in childbirth. You will bring forth children in pain. Your desire will be towards your husband, but he will rule over you“.

Now…let me put this in its prophetic perspective.

Your desire will be towards your Husband, but He will rule over you.

What a difference a Capitalization can make, eh? There are those who would argue this “interpretation” and I can only reply with a strong voice to pray and ask Him, Himself to tell you what is true or not. NEVER, especially when some check is within your spirit, is it right to let it pass or stand in rigidity over and offensive feeling without going to the Author of Truth and asking, “Is this right? I am willing that my own perspective up to now may have been in error, but if not or so; I depend completely on Your lead to know the truth from error. You have spoken to Your own from the dawn of what we know as time, You will do no less right now for me, my Lord. Lead me in the paths of Truth.” That is my only answer, for argument is for a world I don’t belong to, and Truth and its persuasion is not mine as a duty, but His alone. I am content that He has convinced me of the Truth, and can and will only share what He, Himself has taught me; to no credit of my own save that it pleases Him to teach, reveal and lead us where we would not go in our own way of thinking.

For in every other way of interpretation of the small h, he, husband, in this passage there is more room for more errors than stars in the sky. But taken with God, Himself being the He/Husband of His words, there can be no doubt in either the vast sky above or the earth below; that the idea of husband/wife and all it represents in relation to Who we are for…is answered. For if God is our First Love, then nothing but good can come from the love we would have for a spouse. This perspective, too, brings much more to the entire passage of Proverbs 31! For if every little thing we do is sent up for the approval of our Husband/Maker, it can do no harm to our spouse or children, brother or sister, friend or enemy, neighbor. Its also of great import to note: Proverbs 31 starts at verse 1, not 10; for which the emphasis gets so urgently placed in “women’s ministries” today. Shall we look at it?

Proverbs 31:1

The words of King L’mu’el (Solomon), the prophesy with which his mother disciplined him:

Who am I for? As a woman seeking “What Woman Want” there can, and never will be a more important beginning. Who we are for will shape everything we do towards purpose and meaning or purposelessness and vanity. It will trash every theology, movement (example: women’s liberation) and parasitical religious notion without giving one misstep to ponder. What women want is purpose! Is knowing beyond a shadow of doubt she is exactly who she is supposed to be, where she is, with anyone she is with; whether it be in marriage or at the grocery store check line. Security is everything to a woman. It can only be found in the One who secures her. Its not a man, or a child, or and most especially herself. But the One who called her into being, for the purposes He has for her; her Maker, her Husband, her Savior ~ God. For there is nothing more beautiful and cherished in all the world than a woman who is His Most Excellency’s Wife. Whether she be single or married, a mother, aunt, sister, friend or neighbor, or full of education or world-wise, Whose she is, makes all the difference!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Lambs to the Slaughter

August 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , )

Lambs to the Slaughter.

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