The Awe for Adonai… in the Age of Deception ~ final post

June 6, 2020 at 6:08 pm (Remodeling the Mind, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Acts 1:7&8: He answered, “You don’t need to know the dates or the times; the Father has kept these under His own Authority. But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) comes upon you; you will be My witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the end of the earth!”

I’m not very happy at the thought of living a lie. Of the thought that daily actions required of me promote lies, enter into lies and mislead. In fact, lately, going out has done nothing but make me down right cranky. In the process I appealed to the Lord, “how can I keep from being robbed of joy by this enemy, Father, if the first thing I see is this deception and more disheartening the people You’ve created just passively going along with it.” Phrases like ‘the new normal’ enrage me… not enrage like a child not getting it’s way, but like Yeshua/Jesus when He upturned the selling tables in His Father’s House kind of enraged. In and of ourselves, we suffer nothing to just go along with what will feed peace. But, when that “peace” insults my Lord and Savior, who created the human body, created the world, and hates lies… are we not to stand in action against such ‘new normals’? Not protest or riot… sorry, this is not Yeshua’s way. Never was, is or will be. It’s our daily actions and living by which we witness to a kingdom we were born for, Yeshua came and died that we might become part of. It may seem to analytical to some but entertain this thought for a minute. Yet bear with it. A mask… what is it? What is its function/purpose? Does it apply in truth to this day? “What, Lord of Life, is Your perspective of this?”

מסכה – Mask – Masecah – disguise, idol

Ma•se•cha’ in modern Hebrew means only a mask or disguise. You can tell the sound similarity between the Hebrew and the English words. In biblical Hebrew, this word means an idol. Interestingly, most Bibles translate it as molten gods. More interesting is the fact that all of these idols are mostly no more than calfs. To be more precise, young male calfs. ‘Ma•se•cha,’ as a mask, was and is still being used very commonly in the spiritual rituals of many religions. You may find them around the globe, including in North and South America. The Latin word is almost identical to that of the Hebrew: ‘masca.’ The most ancient idol/mask was found in Hebron, Israel, and is assumed to be from 7000 BC. If you ever visit Israel Museum in Jerusalem, you can see it exhibited there.

‘Ma•se•cha’ probably comes from the Hebrew root: ‘m.s.ch’, which means ‘to hide’ or ‘a screen.’ The word appears only in the Old Testament. For example,

“They have turned aside quickly from the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt’”Exodus 32:8

The modern word used for either theater, movie, or computer screens is ‘ma•sach,’ which is also a derivative from ‘ma•se•cha.’

dis·guise

  (dĭs-gīz′)tr.v.dis·guiseddis·guis·ingdis·guis·es1.a. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition: disguised himself as a guard and escaped.b. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive: disguised the bad taste of the medicine with lemon syrup.2. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent: disguise one’s true intentions.n.1. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one’s true identity.2.a. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something: a blessing in disguise.b. A pretense or misrepresentation: His repeated references to his dangerous hobbies were only a disguise to cover up his insecurity.

I realize the next argument for definition will be that I didn’t include the medical definition of a mask. Need I? I am not simply because in this case, it is not truthful to apply today. There is no illness about that benefits one to wear a medical mask. I will not speak or print anything but truth. There may be a virus, they can call it whatever they want. The bubonic plaque it is not, nor eboli, nor a bacterial infectious disease by which a mask may at times be beneficial to wear for medical personale. The general public has been sold a lie about these mask and they have bought it for the most part, mostly because they fail to seek the truth of things in general out for themselves. Fatigue, laziness, or apathy leads most to just “trust the ‘experts’ “. Misapplication of anything can, therefore, be done. With or without evil motives (at least beknown to the individual). In this case, mask are being required of people in the name of a big lie, so what is being disguised? If so, what are we, as Light in darkness called to do from God’s perspective, not ours, not ‘theirs’ – but His alone. The answer?

LIVE THE TRUTH, with confidence in the Truth, who is Himself. Do it with gladness and joy and confidence in the Truth.

This was His answer to me. While I was cranky, grumbling about the lies and the gullibility of us humans, I was being robbed. My perspective was not on Him. It was on the world, it’s inconveniences, it’s perception. I wasn’t walking into the store (without a mask) with a smile of confidence in the Truth and the Lord, but in crankiness which was leading to bitterness and rebellion. I found myself belligerent looking into those cameras at the entry or people talking my picture (they are decieved), with a haughty attitude. I didn’t like it, I knew something was off. I went to the only One who can set my feet on the right path of His will. The interaction created humility in me and changed my heart. Not to enter into the lie by wearing a mask but to live the truth with joy and confidence in Him. He is my mask. My protection from ALL harm, physical, mental, or spiritual. It requires only that my heart is bent towards Him, and my actions reflect the actual truth according to His perspective.

He then brought to my mind the oddest picture. A knife. Interesting…I thought. The next image He gave was of its edge, sharp, it’s uses, cutting, the sense that He was affirming the need for the sharpness of its edge. The next impression was of the feeling I often get when I have been cut by a knife in the kitchen. A metallic taste I get in my mouth instantly, followed by the sensation of flesh being rent, violation almost. He then said, “the reverence or awe of this edge is diluted by human perspective. You get used to handling it, and forget to revere it. You get busy and slip, your deception of being in control causes injury. Revere Me, this is wisdom. I’ll admit I was a bit stunned. The verse about the Word being sharper than a two edged sword, popped into my head. His ways really never cease to be completely different than ours, His thoughts. The mind He gave me took it from there. Here’s two images that came to mind:

Do you see the difference? The inventions of man give us tools that allow us to revere less the edge of a knife. (I’m not saying we should all stop using rags, sponges, ie: tools to clean our knives) Then when we use them we are more inclined to mis-cut…slip. It’s subtle, this dulling of our senses, not nessessarily evil in an obvious way. Just inches us towards being decieved. Makes it possible, if you will. I sat back hard in my chair. His leading me got the job done, with a silly knife, images and His voice. I never would have made the connection. We don’t revere the power of God. We go out into the world and with each passing day, the world’s appearances seem to hold such power, more perceptible in our self centered world, yes. Yet, not in His. He is more powerful than everything we see that is not of Him. His edge is sharp, and accurate. His… is the most important edge I must remember. Nothing can harm me, or cause me to harm another without His precision of intervention. His execution of all things is KING! All those fear based fumblings from human mouths start to lose their power.

If you care about the elderly… you’ll wear a mask. If you care about people… if you want to be a good citizen… if you want to stay out of trouble… if you want to shop for food… if you want people to trust you…

No. Away all fear-based, man approval based, God isn’t in control based, I have to do it myself based, we are more powerful based, a disease is more powerful based, the government is more powerful based AWAY FROM ME!! I am Yeshua the Messiahs!! He bought me with HIS blood, He raised me from this death perception and brought me to the feet of our Father, who is and was and always will be completely trustworthy to follow. I will not listen or follow suite with any action that says otherwise, for me or for my fellow human beings. I will revere the knife edge, My Father, I will not forget His is Supreme authority and power. He has promised to sustain and uphold me, I’m no longer going to live in fear of this world and it’s dull dull edge of no power.

The blurred lines of little deceptions are increasing. Where will we stand and expose ourselves to His veil ripping power? The cost of doing so is increasing. It’s no longer just about not living in the obvious sin mentioned from front to back of the Bible. But a clear cut, if we don’t follow in those obvious things, fellowship with Him to get us through these subtle things will be impossible. He may tell you in one instant, use your mask to go shop and another to refuse to wear it. Will you know the difference? Wearing a mask does not say you agree… though many may see it black and white that way. The truth is HE can tell you to do anything and it’s the right thing, but don’t delude yourself. He is not asking you to wear a mask because the threat to life is real as the world purports. He uses all things to accomplish His will. Don’t buy into a human power based lie, that we can kill people with sickness and disease. That’s His territory! Life and death are His… not now nor ever will be ours or anyone else’s. Life is about human interaction, relationship, love, touching and laying on of hands. Yeshua touched leporous people, His example is key. We must live as if His kingdom is the most powerful, the ONLY power. It may be that He will tell us to defy a 6 ft rule of government, the masking…disguise endorsing lie. We must depend upon His voice each moment to know exactly how to live in action. When I go without a mask it’s in His authority, not rebellion to anyone else’s. When I put it on, it’s in the same spirit as above. Each reveres His power. Each is to live in Him.

To conclude, I would be remiss if I didn’t affirm the obvious. If we are engaged in vacillation or indecision and thus affirmative action in placing our bodies, mind, hearts into the sinless state that we are boldly without any room for misinterpretation for living, told not to do in the Word of God. The ability to be led into the subtle deceptions that will prevail from this point forward will over take us. WE can not live in sin and have communion with God to such the degree of intimacy that is required for these days. If we are fornicating, adulterous, lying to ourselves and/or others, cheating – in any way, hateful and unforgiving toward anyone, slanderous about anyone, jealous and envious of anyone or anything, careless in our speech, vulgar in our thinking, lazy, blaming and comparing to justify any of our actions…we are in sin. Go! Immediately! We must to be cleansed and forgiven by our Father and completely stop the actions we take into those sins (repentence). This is the power of God to save. Cover ourselves in the blood of Yeshua as the robe of righteousness, daily. Be fearless to speak of Him, fearless!! Don’t let the enemy blind you. Saying things like “I don’t know what to say to my children because of…I don’t have to say it’s Yeshua who saves, people already know what I believe…” don’t hold back, don’t give in, don’t be afraid we’ll lose our jobs, ability to shop, ability to do what this world calls living. Be more in awe and in fear of not really living according to His kingdom. Don’t be deterred by the control this world is eluding to. Don’t join in the chaos. Simply serve the Lord and stand out loud for Him, every minute, every day, everywhere at all times. Worship Him and Him alone!!

Finally, take total and complete responsibility for the information you act upon as truth. We do not live in ancient times where it was actually possible for people to truly not know about something going on in the world not immediately in their towns. You can seek the truth in all things yourself, we can not depend on someone else’s word, however, nice, and godly they may be. We are accountable to use the tools God gave us to know for ourselves. The truth about why a government would deceive people… this goes back 1000’s of years folks, not 100’s. You can’t act on the truth of you don’t know it. If nothing else, the time off, whether forced or not provides the time to do your own seeking. There will be no I didn’t know…” excuse on judgment day. What in your Bible doesn’t make sense to you… don’t stop until He, Himself clears it up. Study, and grow in the knowledge of Him – who He is… this is a absolutely 100 percent pay off in spades for your time! No better guarantee will ever exist. Our life exist in being fully alive in Him. There is no room for ourselves…our petty desires that go against His. We must die to ourselves now, to live fully in Him forever.

Scripture abounds for those who want to look up anything said here. Seek, and you will find. Don’t depend on anyone to do your spiritual work for you anymore. If you don’t hear Him, don’t stop until you do. Every single word and action Yeshua spoke and did affirmed the old testament of hearing God, consulting God, obeying what He said, Every work Yeshua spoke testified that we can and will hear His voice. (Look up: My sheep hear My Voice…) it’s all there for each individual to come to without any intervention from man. The Truth (Yeshua – Himself) will set us free!) We reflect Him… we don’t save anyone. He saves. Only Him.

Then He said to me, “Don’t seal up the words of the prophecy in this book (Revelation), because the time of their fulfillment is near.

Whoever keeps acting wickedly, let him go on acting wickedly; whoever is filthy, let him go on being made filthy.

Also, whoever is righteous, let him go on doing what is righteous; and whoever is holy, let him go on being made holy.

Pay attention!” Says Yeshua ” I am coming soon, and My rewards are with Me to give to each person according to what he has done. I am the א (Alef) and the ת (Tav), the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

How blessed are those who wash their robes (actions), so they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates (judgement) into the city! Outside are homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, those sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the Messianic communities. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright Morning star. 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.”

I warn everyone hearing the words of the prophecy in this book (Revelation) 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 word in the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life and holy city, as described in this book.

“The One testifying to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Yeshua!

May the grace of the Lord Yeshua be with all! ~ Revelation 22:10-21

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April 15, 2015 at 11:15 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , , , )

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♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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A Holy Halt

January 23, 2015 at 1:31 am (Poems) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Into the deep blue
I seem to notice a different hue
Pulling, reaching, calling out –
a Holy Halt
His Voice cries out…

Its not a halt like a Hitler cry
To stop and never question why
It’s a “what now” considerth thee
Everything this day belongs to Me
Everything for the last six days
were Mine
You were just a branch part of the Vine

But today, My Child do nothing your way
Dedicate these twenty four hours to The Way.
Let nothing come in to distraught or distract
Be viligent and steadfast sure
Upon My Word and the Sabbath cure
I’ve worked within your mindless days
Reflect and ask Me where I am
Make Me your only pursuit, Me – The Lamb
Seek My sacrifice and it’s resting place
And live this day be filled with My Grace

For six days you pursue to fulfill “your” needs
Now let Me teach you to need your knees
Bent and totally prostrate and prone
To seek My Face and Mine alone

See, My Child how far you go
When a Sabbath day heart beats with strength to grow
Six times more I give in one day
If only for twenty four hours you’ll come My Way

Yes, I see you seek Me throughout
The six of work and worldly route
Yet see the difference on this day set apart
I’m not interested in your work – it’s time for Me to win your heart
Can you not give to Me just one day?
To dive down deep in heavenly play?
To look about with different eyes
To look for more – that sanctifies

To look into your family’s faces this day
And look for more than you do every day
To seek to serve from deep within
Not with your hands and the strength of your limbs
But with My heart as the lead that sets everything apart

Trust My Word that your body needs rest
Ignore your antsy limbs and restless mind – take the test
Don’t seek “rest” with zoned out activity
Games and TV and routine proclivities
Be open and pause to let Me in
Where shalom can come in and reveal your sin
Then the miracle of My clean white Love
Can restore and recover what’s been lacking in the push and shove

See this day, or determine to see
How tossed and driven the world has robbed of thee
The six day toll needs My counsel and time
The seventh day slumber is for Me and Mine

See My Holy Halt
Is a trumpet of Love
With healing and restoration
In a language Above
Higher than your thoughts
Higher than your ways
Can you not take twenty four hours and reach only for how I pay?

Don’t let the illusion of “your life” become a lover
That woo’s you into her bed only to discover
That nothing is yours and never shall be
All is Mine for eternity

Today remind your lungs they draw upon only My breath
Speak to your mind and tell it to think on My Best
Refresh your ears to hear My Words spoken directly to you
I’m intimate and drawn to pay attention to you
Will you lift your eyes to Me
As I cup your precious face
Within my Holy hands and lavish your soul inside My grace
Just one day, one day a week is all I ask
Oh, how My heart breaks that My beloved responds as if it’s a burdensome task
Resisted is My flow of Life – to give away
To fill up, to revive, to restore
On My Sabbath rest
You can ask Me for more!

Hear My Holy Halt
It’s whispered on the morning dew
Your every care and thought
Can be set free and made anew
Remade into the things that seem small and powerless
Within My eyes they become empty and your soul remembers this:
My yolk is easy and My burden light”
Enter in to this and see the whole world full of Light.

Now hear My Holy Halt
With different tones and different hues
It’s an oasis of Love
Not a call to fill the pews
Enter into My Rest
And find the Substance of your soul
And I will call a Holy Halt
To all that doesn’t make you whole!

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Ezekiel 20:20

I Am Adonai your God; live by My Laws, observe My rulings, and obey them. Keep My Shabbats (Sabbaths) holy; they will be a sign between Me and you, so that you will know that I Am Adonai your God.

Isaiah 58:13-14

If you hold back your foot on Shabbat from pursuing your own interest on My holy day; if you call Shabbat delight, Adonai’s holy day, worth honoring; then honor it by not doing your usual things or pursuing your interest or speaking about them.
If you do, you will find delight in Adonai I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Ya’akov (Jacob), for the mouth of Adonai has spoken.

Mark 2:27

Then He (Yeshua/Jesus) said to them, “Shabbat was made for mankind, not mankind for Shabbat; so the Son of Man is Lord even of Shabbat.”

John 7:23-24 (Yeshua speaking)

“If a boy is circumcised on the Shabbat so that the Torah (Teachings) of Moses will not be broken, why are you angry with Me because I made a man’s whole body well on Shabbat? Stop judging by surface appearances, and judge the right way!”

♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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The Transfer of Expectancy

December 10, 2014 at 2:57 am (Remodeling the Mind, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , )

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This is an invitation to exercise the faith muscle; our true trust in Adonai the Lord God of All. The idea of expectation when rightly directed produces Life. Expectations always point to our needs. Do we trust and depend only on God to meet our needs – every single one only by Him? The right direction is always up. .. not to the sky but the One who made it. When wrongly directed it produces death. The wrong direction is any other direction but up. This exercise requires that one commit to directing their attention to what is going on inside while one is doing something on the outside. Before one begins they must discern 2 things will happen.

1) The enemy will attack us. He will attempt to obscure what’s really happening inside. In so doing we give him control of outside, should we fall prey to the deception he will attempt inside. Therefore a prayer that first submits to Adonai in Authority to protect and guide us is key. Yet, note we must be sincere in our desire to see where we are bound up (correction) and be willing; no matter how offensive or hard the changing may be to do it, act on it.

2) That we will be tempted to think the exercise ends and we are done. Once you do this it will change everything.

So, what does this look like?

Begin to recognize what expectation feels like. It is sometimes very subtle and often seems innocent. Such as: when it’s direction is pointed at a loved one; spouse, child, parent, friend, coworker. Remember direction. Even the expectation of love horizontally is aimed in the wrong direction (except where we are giving it. Not getting). In relationship the expectations are numerous. Love, understanding, appreciation, being valued, being seen, recognized, needed, wanted. None of these are bad just directionally challenged.

Anything can pull and tug on our expectations! Objects, such as computers, cell phones, cars, traffic, traffic lights, buttons, food, TV’s, weather, programs, and the like. Things that we do routinely everyday that we expect to go according to our expectations. Projects at work, schedules, and… time! Notice our expectations always revolve around us, our convenience, our need, our hope, our comfort. There is a big one. Expectations of ourselves. Very sneaky and often tricks us into thinking it’s the way “we keep ourselves in check”. Beware this one! Remember the direction, not in, across, down, over or beside, in front, behind… only up.

Wow! How does this work? It will take all day! Lots of concentration! Yes. Now beware how even this exercise will try to divert our expectations! How does one go a whole day without expectations to or from anyone or anything but God? Sounds absurd and impossible. Nothing is impossible with God. So there, we see how we redirect the flow of expectation. If we notice it start to go in a direction other than up we redirect it.

Example: One is about to hug a spouse (child; anyone). Expectation? Returned affection. Check, there it is. Prayer: Adonai I give my expectation of this to You, only You need to hug me back. I recognize that I’m to love, not expect to be loved in return. I place all my need for love in You and praise You that You do! Without my expectations You always love me. It is enough.

Repeat this pattern for every single person or thing. Just for today. Then please, come back here and share the experience in the comment section below. Know there are no expectations from me or anyone in what you share or if you do. The results are truly between you and Abba. He is the One who will change and transform in the process. The sharing must be prompted by Him for the benefit of His body (the fellow-sheep).

May Adonai bless, protect and defend you. May the redirecting of all things bring you face to face with Him and may all your redirecting bring you closer to Him.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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Grown Up or Grafted In?

November 28, 2014 at 3:25 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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Do we ever out-grow “little” lessons?

Example: When we are young we are encouraged not to give into peer-pressure. Most of us can remember something that invited some person or some influence to encourage us not to give into this spirit that seeks to please ourselves by giving into people around us or to go against the pressure to do things like “everybody else” because we don’t want to be so different or ridiculed.

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The lessons of youth has many faces. But what does it look like in the “adult world”? No much different really if we think about it. The voices of those who pressure us have the exact same ring at thirty and older as thirty and younger.

“Come ooonnnn! You gotta come out and hang with us/me at least here or there! You don’t have to do such and such just come be part of me doing it”

Or inner responses don’t change their tune much either.

“Well… maybe I’ll just go and x (fill in the blank). It won’t hurt if I don’t do what they do and just hang out with them. I can control myself and maybe I’ll even be setting a good example to them too.”

Yep. .. exactly the same from five years old to ninety five. There’s the choice to do what God says, exactly the way He says to do it or to revamp and revise what He says with our own way of rationalizing. In fact, the older we get the more in danger we become to this conundrum. Why? Because the older we are the more we think we know and apply what we know to what to us can sound an awful lot like sound wisdom. At least when we’re young we can claim ignorance or naivety. Young or old though set-apart is set-apart. Going against the flow, standing out while convincing ourselves and trying to appear to others like we’re standing up. When we’re older we can feel more confident in ourselves because of areas we’ve gained ground over temptations. Whereas, when we’re young almost every temptation is fresh and new and a lesson to be learned.

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God’s instruction to separate ourselves from even the appearance of evil is not meant to protect us like some back-boneless imp. It’s meant to protect everyone involved. Go back up and read the peer-presured lament. Particularly the last line.

“Just come be apart of me doing it.”

What our human ears hear (young or old) is: “hey, I like you. I want to be with you. It’s about relationship really.” Its a lie. Relationship is about honor, encouraging others to do the right and pure and good things, based on truth not fudging. What they are really saying is: “hey, I like you but you need to be more like me so when I’m with you I won’t feel the weight of the fact that I know I could be better than I am.” The motive comes from the pit of hell – quite unbeknownst to the pressurer. “God is no fun. Give in a little, then you’ll be liked more and accepted. Show how strong you are! You don’t need God to keep you set-apart! You can be set-apart using what God says but changing it up a bit. .. no need to be so religious and goody-two-shoe’d! God said ‘be in the world just not of it.’ So be in it, just do it your way. That’s just as separate as His way! Look at all the experience you have, all God has brought you through! Your love for Him will protect you. Your over-coming in this area and that area will give you strength this time.”

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We do not know that the second we compromise this cancer called leprosy of the soul begins to make your heart a petri dish. We will buy a lie in exchange for God’s exact truth everytime we make revisions to it. We become numb to its subtle slip into a picture that corrodes both the peer and everyone we say we love; first and foremost God. The second we step into the pressure and give in we will not even feel where the slip begins. Because it begins under the auspices of “relationship” between us and another. The damage that will ensue will decay our real relationship with God and all those we claim to have one with. We can not go with someone to be a friend when the very going with them will encourage them to do what is harmful to them. That which is not right but wrong. No matter how restrained we may be we have just entered into relationship that is not relationship but a show encouragement to their destruction and potentially our own. We begin to doubt God and His reign begins to feel like rules and we will begin to question Him. Or perhaps there are those who encourage us in the Lord and we will begin to place them in a light makes them feel to us, like they put pressure on us and we will slowly pull away. Slowly, but surely peer-pressure given into (at any age) kills our ability to have true relationship and love with anyone. Because the first compromise of relationship happens with God. There is no relationship, true relationship; fulfilling, life-giving, love sustaining relationship with out Him who made the very substance of it. He does not and did not compromise with or for us; and never will. Not because He is rigid and a rule monger. But because He is right and true and the way He made all things to be the best they can be; is truly the way all things work to be the best they can be.

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The one who designed a doorknob, designed the keyhole to have a specific key to be put into it in order for it to open. It can only be opened without that specific key by breaking it. Truth is about function not performance. With peer-pressure the temptation is always to challenge the heart of God’s love, not ours. Ours means nothing if we do not get it from Him.

Let’s look at where Yeshua (Jesus) experienced peer-pressure. Remember how often he was goaded to show people a sign? Go count them! Many many times. Do we think He didn’t feel like it? Do we doubt that He was tempted to just to prove He was who He said He was? Do we think that only the “bad guys” pressured Him and not those He loved? Did He at any time give in? No. Why? Because then He would not have so loved the world and every person before and after that moment would have been utterly lost. Because to do so would have been to not love His Father first and thereby be unloving to every single person He ever knew or would know. He loved those “bad guys” and He loved those followers who thought they knew what He should do to take over the Kingdom and rule and reign, those closest to Him who were as blinded by man’s limited view as the “bad guys”. Loving God’s ways instead of ourself, our feelings, and even more than others will always be the maximum potential of Love. We follow Yeshua’s example because it will be the ultimate good for ourselves and everyone we know every time. Always.

The next time you are goaded. Young or old. Remember! True relationship, friendship and love applies God’s ways to our own thoughts and actions first like a wall around our hearts for Him. And in so doing this; He makes sure that all those around us; whether they think well or ill of us (or we be tempted to think well or ill of ourselves because of them and their influence on us) never has the power to come between us and Him.

No. Peer-pressure is never out- grown because we must always come and become as little children. Never grown up so as to graduate from any evil that can corrupt our hearts before our Lord. Children and young ones have far less to fear with their limited experience in life. We adults will battle pride harder and harder as the years go by. Because we think “we’ve got this. Know that. Understand.” The second we think we have outgrown any lesson we become ingrown and will find ourselves without excuses that come with the advantage of youth. Be grafted in, not grown up! To the glory of God!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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