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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June 24, 2015 at 11:51 pm (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , , , , , )

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Plans and Promises

March 15, 2015 at 12:06 am (Mile Stones, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Ever spent an entire day looking at “things”, or some-“thing” specific. Something you think might be part of your future, but so far it’s just “wait and see”. So you go, even enjoy the hunt, finding new things that weren’t there last time, opening your mind to possibilities that hasn’t occurred to you much before, and stretching obedience out along the tight skins of faith. It’s the toughest when one year turns into two and two to four and so on. When you have to ask God to repeat Himself, because His “go do this” and our thinking for His timing somehow with the ticking of time on our calenders make for big question marks that pop up on our faces like acne on a pubescent youth. Yet certain of His patient repeating, we go. Ahhh, leaps of trust!

Sam and I went on such a hunt again this time of year, just like the preceding four years before. It was a good day. We enjoyed ourselves and the travels to “go and have another look”. We truly enjoy each other and what we are looking at, both of us content to just put in some “leg work” towards a dream/goal/desire neither of us feels any surer about in solidarity but sure about the instructions. Or should I say the Instructor. If you asked either of us if we are “excited”, the answer would be – “yes, and no.” I think the word that would best describe it would be content. We are excited for “if and when” the Lord opens the door but content to wait and sure that either way we can find joy and peace with and without.

I wonder if Noah felt the same?
Build a boat, huh, never seen rain or a flood before. Closest thing to a boat I’ve seen is a canoe/raft for the river. But here I am following these instructions for a boat. Not just a big boat either, a huge boat! People think I’m nuts, heck sometimes I think I’m nuts. But here comes that Voice, telling me to trust giving only as much details as the next task. Pitch actually comes in handy for more than this boat too. In fact I’ve applied more than a few of the techniques for the boat to other things. The Voice knows what He’s about. Been thirty-five years. Still never have seen rain or a flood, the boat is not done, but tomorrow I’m going back out to do more building. Wonder how it’ll turn out? Wonder if the dang thing will sit in this field for twenty years before I see its purpose? Not my business to know I suppose. So far everything the Voice has said has been quite convincing and always works just like He says it will. Better than I imagined it in my head. Sometimes I think I’m doing this just to see the thing done with my own eyes. Who cares if I ever see the flood, this thing is going to be quite the sight to see.

Don’t your eyes bug out when you see how long it took for the “rain/flood” to come? Go back and look it up (Genesis 7:6). Makes you kinda think twice about waiting on God to complete His plan when He points you in a certain direction and a few years go by and you are tempted to scratch your head and think “well, I guess it’s not what He told us to do after all!” Look at the number of those years for Noah, and take heart. I do. The Israelites waited four hundred years for God to send the promised deliverer. Abraham waited beyond his years for God to send the seed that would make his seed like the stars in the sky! Some Jews are still waiting for the Messiah! For those of us who follow Yeshua (Jesus), two thousand plus years, we’ve been waiting for His return. Don’t know about you, but I’m not going to stop looking, waiting, believing, hoping, and trusting.

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Time is nothing to God in the sense of limitations. He’s got nothing but time. And resources! Thats one of the things that trick us. Noah, I wonder if he had to purchase anything for that ark? Somehow I don’t think so. But if we are going to be doing this thing God said, we’ll have to have some moolah (that is money said in a word that defies the accounts). 🙂 Yet I know, Sam knows, it’s not a problem for God. Remember when Peter was instructed to go pull a coin out of a fishes mouth for their taxes? (Matthew 17:27) I figure God can provide pretty much anyway He sees fit, and the more shocking the better! (That’s human-speak for impossible) 😉
Why should I doubt Him? Why should we look for “normal” methods from a God who repeatedly has proven His ways are not our ways, and normal to Him is impossible to us!

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So…we went today. Collected more brochures, saw more features, entertained different ideas, learned a little more than we knew before and obeyed the same God/Voice that spoke to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Elijiah, and on and on through the “Old” Testament into the “New” (quotes are added to emphasize the stretch of definition from old to new, the new has been around a while) 🙂 Saul (Paul) heard the same Voice, Timothy, Titus, and so on. Big instructions, with huge requirements, lots of impossibilities, and the sands in their “hour-glasses” always seemed to keep refilling! Patience isn’t a lesson for the young alone, but for life! All of it.

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It was a beautiful day. I’m glad we obeyed. I’m glad He takes us on adventures and not just journeys. I’m most especially glad His ways are not mine, and His specialty is impossible and timing is perfect. We wait, because of Who we are waiting on, not the thought of what He said/says to do. That boat a.k.a. the Ark never would have got built had Noah waited on the flood to build it, or his own thinking to make sense of it.

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Make plans, but count on God’s promises! Keep moving down the road He prompts you to go on. Don’t doubt in the darkness, what God has plainly shown you in the Light. One thing is absolutely sure, it never works out like you think it will, but it always leads us straight where we belong. In unity and harmony with a mind-blowingly awesome God. And down a path of adventure you would never have dreamed to see or go on. Don’t mistake a prompting to go from one step to another for the end result. The Promise is that we shall be loved and provided for, the plan…is to bring us Home!

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♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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Passover Promises

April 16, 2014 at 1:14 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , )

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Colossians 1:15-17; 25_27

He is the visible image of the invisible God. He is supreme over all creation, because in connection with Him were all created things – in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, lordships, rulers, or authorities – they have all been created through Him and for Him. He existed before all things and He holds everything together.
I (Paul) became a servant of the Good News because God gave me this work to do for your benefit. The work is to make fully known the message from God, the secret hidden for generations, for ages, but now made clear to the people He has set apart for Himself. To them God wanted to make known how great among the Gentiles is the glorious richness of this secret. And the secret is this: the Messiah is United with you people! In that rest your hope of glory!

Facts about signs in the Sky.

God, Himself taught how to “read” the stars and heavenly story. The Magi that followed the story of Yeshua’s (Jesus) birth followed the way He taught generations to read the “braile of Heaven”. In the book of Revelations its in print in all languages… and in the Sky.

Revelations 12:1
Now a great sign was seen in heaven – a woman clothed with the Sun, under her feet the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

This exact sign was seen back then at His birth; in the form of the constellation Virgo as we know it but as God teaches it, the Virgin. As she rose up with the Sun at her back and the moon was at her feet. (See the Star of Bethlehem by Rick Larson) the moon at this time was a new moon. On the day of Yeshua’s death. .. Again the Virgin rose but this time the Sun was in front of her, again the moon was at her feet. But this time the moon was full and as Yeshua took His last Breath the earth Eclipsed the Sun and the moon was blood red. If you would have been on the moon looking towards the Sun that day it would have been a solar eclipse with the earth blocking the Sun. Within the constellation Aries as we know it but called the Lamb in heaven; the earth and sun were perfectly aligned in the heart of the Lamb as Yeshua took His last Breath. (See also the Star of Bethlehem video in the extras).

Things in the Sky are not coincidental. Nor are they taught as Heaven would read them. Why do I bring this up? Yesterday at midnight on the 1st day of Passover. .. Again the full moon was seen in the Virgin resting by the sheath of wheat in her hand and it went red from the earth blocking the light of the Sun for almost 2 hours. If one were on the moon looking towards the Sun at the same time the earth would have Eclipsed the Sun in the constellation of Pisces as we know it, but in heavenly perspective known as Israel the two fish representing the blessing of Jacob (or Israel as God renamed him) to Ephraim and Manasseh. (Genesis 48)
God wrote His story in the heavens. And a significant chapter was just shown for even the least observant person in the night sky. .. undeniably and beautiful.

We get caught up with meanings. .. Wanting more as if the above scripture in Colossians isn’t enough! Yet if one truly desires to learn from Adonai, just to know Adonai. ..more will be given. Signs and wonders have always been for us to see Him! Not to see signs and wonders. They display a Promise keeper, not just the promises. They give glory to the Creator, not the created. They are in the Heavens written from before the earth existed. Passover by the way is when Yeshua died… the 1st day of Passover. Again this is a festival that if Yeshua was here today. .. He would be celebrating. Do you join Him? Do you know why Adonai asked us to celebrate this time,  times of History? Because it’s about the future dear fellowsheep… May we all dig and scrape the surface to get at the heart of all things. .. knowing with surety. .. That we will find Himself and it will be more than enough!

Your Kingdom come Father!
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven!

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***For anyone who wants to you can get a program called Stellarium for PC’s, tablets and smart phones and go back and see all the signs for yourselves.
And for those who would learn the multitude of amazing things about Passover and it’s significance go to http://www.hebrews4christians.com and type in Passover in the search bar and feast!!!***

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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