God Fed, Holy Spirit Led

May 24, 2013 at 2:00 am (Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Romans 8:14-16

All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to bring you again to fear; on the contrary, you received the Spirit, who makes us sons and by Whose power we cry out, “Abba!” (That is, “Dear Father!”). The Spirit bears witness with our own spirits that we are children of God;

Romans 9:1

I am speaking the truth – as one who belongs to the Messiah, I do not lie; and also bearing witness is my conscience, governed by the Ruach HaKodesh: (Holy Spirit)

1 John 3:24

Those who obey His commands remain united with Him and He with them. Here is how we know that He remains united with us: by the Spirit whom He gave us.

1John 4:6; 13

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God doesn’t listen to us. This is how we distinguish the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of error.

Here is how we know that we remain united with Him and He with us: He has given to us from His own Spirit.

John 14: 15-17 ~ Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…

If you love Me, you will keep My commands; and I will ask the Father, and He will give you another comforting Counselor like Me, the Spirit of Truth, to be with you forever. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees nor knows Him. You know Him, because He is staying with you and will be united with you.

What is the function/purpose of the Holy Spirit? You could say, in modern terms, to keep your “ears” connected to God’s Voice…by which He leads and guides His children every minute of every hour of every day. The key is to listen and act, without delay to what He says. I will try to bring this into a realistic picture.

You feel hungry. At the inkling of that desire your own voice in your head begins to “speak”. Based on what this voice says, you get up (act), walk into the kitchen (act), and proceed to “follow that voices” instruction (action) until you have consumed food and feel hunger no more.

When one is united with Yeshua and now His child, we still feel urges like before but have received and agreed to listen to a new Voice inside and act according to His instructions. This is called obedience, listening to His commands, keeping His commands. All His commands accord with those you find in His written Word thereby as “infants” we have a means of “comparison” in order to learn which voice belongs to who. The more we grow, the more we remember the Word and do not need to stop and consult the Word for comparison (only)…we know His Voice by obeying it over and over. Not by merely reading it and saying “Yep, that’s the right thing to do.” We still read The Word, but it becomes food! Something we know we need, and desire to be fully alive in Yeshua! The Spirit gives us a desire to read it because He is now teaching us what it means!

The Holy Spirit speaks right into our very lives, applicable to our situations, circumstances and issues. So in essence when we feel hungry, get up to go fulfill that desire; we can ask Him to tell us what we should do to fulfill it, instead of just doing what we always did before; which was listening to our own voice and acting. This is a very simple example, not the less true for its simplicity either. God knows us best. Say we feel hungry, but in Truth we don’t need to eat. If we ask Him, He will tell us yes or no. If yes, He will tell us even what it is we should eat! Its the equivalent of having a Personal Trainer. That is…if we let Him.

Romans 8:5-8

For those who identify with their old nature set their minds on things of the old nature, but those who identify with the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Having one’s mind controlled by the old nature is death, but having one’s mind controlled by the Spirit is Life and shalom (peace meaning completeness). For the mind controlled by the old nature is hostile to God, because it does not submit itself to God’s Torah (Instruction/teaching/guidance) – indeed, it cannot. Thus, those who identify with their old nature cannot please God.
But you, you do not identify with your old nature but with the Spirit – provided the Spirit of God is living inside you, for anyone who doesn’t have the Spirit of the Messiah doesn’t belong to Him.

In truth – the word identify is listen to, act on, let lead; the voice of your mind which was independent of God before you received Him as your new Teacher, Trainer, Guide, God.

The word Torah has always been translated Law from Hebrew (the original language all Scripture was written in) to Greek. But in truth, the word Torah means Teachings. Teachings are way different than laws. Teaching is done with patience, interest in the person being taught, and grace for the learning. Laws are not. God gave instructions to Israel not Laws. Mankind turned God into a lawmaker, but He never agreed! He is, was, and always shall be a Teacher! His desire has always been to train, lead, guide not police!
So when we read Jesus’ Words “If you love Me, you will obey (keep) My commands.” He is saying, “follow My instruction, lead, teachings.” When we truly accept His Lordship, we get the Holy Spirit “installed” into our minds. So we can follow His Voice. Those who have said/say they follow Yeshua but ignore the Holy Spirit enabled Voice become what the Word refers to as double-minded and unstable.

To be God fed, we must be Spirit led. We consider ourselves no longer having the option to “take our own advise” anymore. This is a process, by which we serve a Teacher, who trains us as we go. Its a walk with a Patient God, who understands it takes time to renew/train the mind to listen and know His Voice. Not a police-god ready to write a ticket for breaking laws!
One is relational, the other is well…I don’t know many people who want to get close to a policeman. (Exception being made by those who are police officers and have friends and family but those who love them do not want to be close to their job, but their person)

It makes all the difference in the world to be united with Yeshua via the Holy Spirit. It changes…everything!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Fill in the Blanks

March 20, 2013 at 1:28 am (Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , )

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John 6:42

They (the Judeans) said, “Isn’t this Yeshua Ben-Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph)? We know His father and mother! How can He now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

Ever notice that Yeshua (Jesus) never referred to His birth??

Let this soak in…ask Him to enter the thoughts that follow.

Here is Yeshua…amongst a slew of
“Who are you’s?”
“Who does He think He is?”
“Who do you think you are’s?”

And not even when given the “invitation” to get specific…does He turn ears towards His miraculous entry! Remember? How they asked…

Isn’t He from Galilee?”

Based on the assumption that He must have been born there, since this was where He had lived. The scholars of that time were few in the sense of true study for the purpose of “continuing education”. There were a few who knew the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Noone asked where He was born; and Yeshua never corrected the assumption specifically!

The whole Bible is full of these types of “fill in the blank” openings. Every single parable Yeshua told. Every single story…from beginning to end!

I remember in grade school that many of my papers consisted of these types of sentences. The teacher would write a sentence, and leave an underlined blank in spots for us to fill in. Sometimes there was a group of words to choose from; the tough one’s did not. I recall loving these types of questions. It’s a small wonder…given my nature :-).

Every day without fail I am given such things as this to “invite” Yeshua, the Father and the Spirit to teach me. Words to complete a “sentence”,  a phrase jumbled and in need to re-ordering, and sometimes…a blank page. You see Yeshua said to listen to His voice…following His instruction; for a profound reason! He intends to keep teaching us Himself. This means He speaks directly to us…directing in the detailed, specific, and unique way for our lives…right where we are, in our day, in our relevancy, with the effects in our immediate realm of influence. Filling in our blanks…indeed writing our very lives; fresh and new – every minute, everyday! The only “multiple choice” we get?? Who we will let fill our blanks in!

Who fills in your blanks? From the study of the Word to the living of it in perpetuity? When you ask a question…like…

“Owner of All, Maker of me – why didn’t You speak about Your birth when they questioned Your legitimacy?”

Do you hear His answer? Do you expect to? There are questions we ask that remain a mystery, He by His silence is asking only that we wait for His timing to answer. Yet most of the time our God is ready to fill in the blanks – eager even!! Sadly, the confidence of so many in His ability to speak to them, falls into the slumber of the fall. Yet, it is with great confidence I say to you…

“There is a God in Heaven, who has taken the initiative to speak to His children from the beginning of all we know! He is still speaking…and will till the end! He is the WORD! Let Him teach you how to read His Kingdom writing! The ink…is His Voice…the paper…is your heart…the language…is His heart!”

Ask Him to fill in your blank today 🙂

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Freely Given

January 13, 2013 at 1:48 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Psalms 95:7
For He is our God, and we are the sheep in His pasture, the sheep in His care. If only today you would listen to His voice:

Matthew 10:7-10 ~ Yeshua (Jesus) speaking
As you go, proclaim, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is near, heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those afflicted with tzara’at (leprosy), expel demons. You have received without paying, so give without asking payment. Don’t take money in your belts, no gold, no silver, no copper, and for the trip don’t take a pack, an extra shirt or a walking stick – a worker should be given what he needs.

Mark 9:7
Then a cloud enveloped them; and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is My Son, whom I love, Listen to Him!

John 10:27 ~ Yeshua speaking
My sheep listen to My voice, I recognize them, they follow Me.   

John 12:26
If someone is serving Me, let him follow Me; wherever I am, My servant will be there too. My Father will honor anyone who serves Me.

If I could put to simple words, what I believe my “call” is and thereby what this Blogs “theme” would be it would be:

“The key to walking with God is believing He exist, and that we exist to know Him. We know Him by His voice, what He says directly to us. He speaks through His Word, about who He is, what He’s like, about His, desires, loves, and what He has made. In the “Old” Testament He spoke both directly to people and through prophets and priests chosen specifically to teach the masses. In the “New” Testament He sent His Son, thereby fulfilling scripture (what He said) “They will all be taught by Adonai (the Lord). He, Himself. ( John 6:45; Is. 54:13; Heb. 8:11; Jer. 31:31-34) Changing our perspective on sin. Not sin, itself, for sin was/is always that we did/do not listen and obey HIM! So Yeshua (Jesus), Salvation – died for all the deeds of sin, offering up Himself and becoming the NEW Way to the Father. Not that its “new” in that there are those from before Yeshua’s birth that are with the Father. But, because of Yeshua’s work as a human, we have a God who came down personally and spoke in a way we understand in a “new” way so as to hear and upon trusting in His visible work, we can now hear the Father directly in our hearts each and everyday, in all things, so as to relate to Him. Out of this listening, relating, communing, and obeying we know Him! Hence we serve Him out of passion and love built up in our communication with Him because we trust in Yeshua, fall back with all we are in His work, and obey as He sends us out everyday.”

My passion is “bent” towards the emphasis on His Voice! Sharing what it sounds like in me, what He taught in His previous “speakings” (the Word), and how accessible His voice is now because of our wonderful Savior Yeshua! To ANY who will listen, both the lost and the saved, since He is the only One who really knows the difference! The burden He has placed in my heart is how those He loves have been so deceived as to believe that God, Himself, does not speak to His children directly anymore! That His “story” and interaction with real spoken words has ended in Revelation. This simply is not true, and would contradict everything from Genesis to Revelations God has said!

The scripture in Revelations that gets tortured into oblivion is found in chapter 22, verse 18-19.

I (Yeshua) warn everyone hearing the words of the prophecy in this book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book. And if anyone takes anything away from the words in this book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life and the holy city, as described in this book.

Herein, lies the rub. The “book” being referred to; which one? Most say the Bible as a whole. But how can this be?? Read again the very specific words He used: “words of the prophecy” and “words in the book of this prophecy“. The key word here is prophecy!
Was creation itself prophesied? Adam, Eve? No. The Bible consist of teachings, stories of people who followed God, stories of people who did not, some prophesied about, some not! Not every word in the Bible is prophesy! I suggest to you that the book He is referring to is Revelations. Look! Look how it has been added to and taken away from so far!! People have taken away the word prophecy and added every book of the Bible with those two scriptures alone!! Further proof is found in the language surrounding these words; plagues written in this book and Tree of Life and holy city as described in this book.
The next argument is that the plagues, Tree of Life, and holy city are prophesied about in several other books in the Bible. Yes, they are. But there again, its key word is prophetic, prophecy. Seems Yeshua was very concerned with how we read prophesies and interpret them. Because He knew who many would come along and do the adding and subtracting! In other words, don’t mess around in this department! If you don’t understand it, don’t try to add to your own understanding! Wait until He, Himself teaches you from His! Revelations is the most controversial book in the Bible, by both “believers” and “non-believers”! Yet, since the Bible as a whole is not just prophecy we know that this interpretation can not be true! God, Himself has been adding and adding and adding to Genesis has He not? Has He not done this through His people? And if His plan stretches to eternity, how can we possibly think He has ceased from 70 AD to add by speaking to His chosen? This simply would not make sense! Paul, Peter, Titus, Timothy their books would then be rendered as cursed and pointless since some of their writings were written AFTER Revelations! The Bible is not written chronologically! How do we know this? Because the “End” is written about but no one has seen it yet but God!!! Is He now, silent? Don’t believe it for a second!!!

I will leave off there with that thought and get to my main point. (Sorry, my passion here is popping out 🙂 ).

Serving with our gifts is speaking, writing, teaching and sharing all we are learning about God, and experiencing as a result of that with ANYONE who will listen! Without asking for anything in return, except God’s approval. There are hundred’s of thousand’s of blogs, musicians, artist, and so on doing these very things on the internet! Brother’s and Sister’s SUPPORT them! Share their post! Like, rate, email and reblog them! Its FREE! No charge! Comment and share with them your own thoughts and encouragements! Never in the history of the world has Jesus, Yeshua, God the Father been so PUBLISHED! First by the Bible, the BEST SELLING BOOK ever and still going strong, and now through His children here, like me, blogging!
Sure there are those who are misleading, untaught, and flat out twisting God, Yeshua and His Word, but these are easy to know when you are…here’s the word again…listening to Him!

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One of the “signs” of His “ownership” is that we pour out what He has given and have no thought to how it gets “recognized”. The Lord is our Provider, and He will use all to bring glory to His name! Even our mistakes! Do we trust that? For myself, resoundingly YES! I don’t need to “make sure” everyone who speaks His name is His! He does that! If I have found anything lovely, pure, of good repute, building up in Him, I share it! Knowing that I, myself, have so much to learn, still see only small glimpses of truth, and can not be perfect, but my heart….oh how my heart does know and love Elohim, God, Yeshua, Jesus, the Spirit my Counselor! My blog may have errors, in grammar, in total perspective, in tone, in many things, but the error IS NOT found in my heart towards my God! Neither will everyone else “get it all right”; but our spirits can be listening to another’s and see that they are marked by His Spirit! This is what the body of Yeshua the Messiah is all about.
We heal the sick, not only of body, but the most important part, the heart/soul, when we share about our Hope – Yeshua! “Un-crippling” the lame by encouraging someone else’s walk with Him! He is the cure for the most devastating leprosy ever…deadening of the heart! The payment has been made for this!! Yeshua! Jesus! We have no need for recognition beyond Him! The best gift we ever give is sharing how He has been received by us as our gift! Let us continue to share! Continue to Walk! Continue to give FREE of charge in the Spirit and Character of the One from Whom we have received – Yeshua the Messiah! May He get the glory now and forevermore!

Revelations 21:6-7
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the ‘A’ and the ‘Z’, the Beginning and the End. To anyone who is thirsty I Myself will give free of charge from the Fountain of Life. He who wins the victory will receive these things, and I will be their God, and He will be My son.

Revelations 22:17
The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Let anyone who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let anyone who is thirsty come – let anyone who wishes, take the water of life free of charge.”

Isaiah 55:1-3
“All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You without money, come, buy, and eat! Yes, come! Buy wine and milk without money – it’s free!
Why spend money for what isn’t food, your wages for what doesn’t satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and you will eat well, you will enjoy the fat off the land.
Open your ears and come to Me; listen well, and you will live – I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the grace I assured David.

1 Corinthians 4:7
After all, what makes you so special? What do you have that you didn’t receive as a gift? And in fact it was a gift, why do you boast as if it weren’t?

Hebrews 3:7
“Today, if you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Bitter Quarrel,” (where we quarreled bitterly in the wilderness with Moses)

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Newborn

September 4, 2012 at 1:13 am (Poems) (, , , , , , )

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I took a little walk in a garden
The flowers were the thoughts poured from His heart
A well of Living Water was center
Yet no handle nor bucket showed their part

It seemed the water sifted gently
Like moisture climbing up as though a dew
But entered down below upon the root base
Without showing its passage until it was through

The air was clean and full of fragrance
And seemed to alight upon my tongue
With whispered promises and patience
His breath flew in a fleshly lung

The Sun shone full and every spectrum
Was a dance upon the very breath of He
Little dancing fully fractual rainbows
Skipped and danced some wings behind me

And then He sang and blew me airborne
Like laughter fully captured as a song
Aflight was I newborn, am I
The ground crawler was gone!

There is a little garden glen now
Where this new creature can see His face
Its not outside, its not seen with eyes
Its here within my heart that’s now His place

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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