Eternal Arms that Hold

January 30, 2015 at 4:28 am (Poems) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Oh you little critical voice
That creeps inside of me
That dives inside and tries to hide
The truth that you are free

That turns your thoughts
Towards other lots
And starts to grab the gavel
Accusing gibes with condemning tides
Where only Love should travel

Those twisted shouts
And selfish pouts
That rage against His Love
I see you now
And throw you off
The Hands of God now shove!

I cast you out
No more to heed
Your hellish sing and creed
There is a Judge
Upright and fair
The pith of every need!

His holiness and bent down hands
Will cover every ear
With precious Blood
That takes the blame
And covers every fear

With His love so rich
And gracious fare
That souls grow mercy wings
I harken now
The hallowed song
And join as Heaven sings

“Fear not, dear child
Call out for help
That rests inside My keeping
That voice of hurt
And graceless worth
My Life shall bring forth leaping!”

All at once
The critical voice
Vanishes like a mist
The rightful Judge
Now sounds His voice
And Love cannot resist

The rest and peace
Where grace now cries
Forgive! And be forgiven!
The heart begins to find its song
And sends it’s voice to the Living!

I thank Thee God
For Your great work
That tends to every sorrow
With faithful grace and mercy calls
That teaches us to Follow

Salvation’s path
The Healers creed
I run towards Your position
And leave behind
Thoughts unkind
With obedience and precision

Yielding up
Submitting to
The righteous Voice emitting
Chain breaking waves
That Freedoms work is bidding

No captives here
No slaves to find
Just precious lambs within Your fold
I harken now and leap into
Eternal arms that hold!

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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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I Am the Resurrection and the Life

April 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , )

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John 11:25-26 Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…

Yeshua said to her, (Marta – Martha) “I AM the Resurrection and the Life! Whoever puts his trust in Me will live, even if he dies; and everyone living and trusting in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

I love that Yeshua asked Marta if she believed Him. What patience and love is displayed in such a question. The former statement being the truth was unquestionable. Whether Marta believed it or not – it is truth. Yet, Yeshua is reaching for her heart here, beautifully intimate and full of safe invitation. The statement of who He is is full of hope even cloaked in a world of mystery.
How many of us know what Resurrection means? Vaguely we may know to some degree in connection to the Resurrection of Yeshua after three days in the tomb. A coming back to life. But what the word Resurrection means in His statement to Marta, can not be based by any known experience yet. He has not yet called forth Lazarus from his tomb, nor has He Himself been raised. So Resurrection here must mean more. Here in the Oxford Thesaurus are the many ways to view to the word.

Resurrection – verb – restore to life; revive; regenerate; revitalize; breath new life into; bring back to life; reinvigorate; resuscitate; rejuvenate; stimulate; reestablish; relaunch.

So which of these is the meaning of Resurrection in the verse above? I believe the word regenerate is the closest link. Here is Oxfords definition of regenerate.

Regenerateverb – to make something develop and grow strong again; to grow again; to make something grow again.

It’s akin to breathe new life into. In so many words: anything with Life grows; anything without Life does not. So how can a human being’s body, who does not know Yeshua grow??
I believe that anything that comes from the mind of God; His invention knows its master. So in essence our tissues and blood obey their Master and so we grow. The heart beats in accordance to His will. That we can enter into this same will with our own will is the pivotal point to our souls growth or retardation. Thus Yeshua asked Marta…what will you believe?

Yeshua = Life
Yeshua = Resurrection – growth

We see this beautifully explained in John the fifth chapter.

John 5: 19-40

Therefore, Yeshua said this to them: “Yes, indeed! I tell you that the Son cannot do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does, the Son does too. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He does; and He will show Him even greater things than these, so that you will be amazed. Just as the Father raises the dead and makes them alive, so too the Son makes alive anyone He wants. The Father does not judge anyone but has entrusted all judgement to the Son, so that all may honor the Son as they honor the Father. Whoever fails to honor the Son is not honoring the Father who sent Him. Yes, indeed! I tell you whoever hears what I am saying and trusts the One who sent Me has eternal life – that is, he will not come up for judgement but has already crosses over from death to life! Yes, indeed! I tell you that there is coming a time – in fact, its already here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen will come to life. For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has given the Son life to have in Himself. Also He has given Him authority to execute judgement, because He is the Son of Man. Don’t be surprised at all this; because the time is coming when all who are in the grave will hear His voice and come out – those who have done good to a resurrection of Life, and those who have done evil to a resurrection of judgement. I can’t do anything on My own. As I hear, I judge; and My judgement is right; because I don’t seek My own desire, but the desire of the One who sent Me.
If I testify on My own behalf, My testimony is not valid. But there is someone else testifying on My behalf, and I know that the testimony he is making is valid – you have sent to Yochanan (John), and he has testified to the truth. Not that I collect human testimony; rather, I say these things so that you might be saved. He was a lamp burning and shining, and for a little while you were willing to bask in his light.
But I have a testimony that is greater than Yochanan’s. For the things the Father has given Me to do, the very things I am doing now, testify that the Father has sent Me.
In addition, the Father who sent Me has Himself testified on My behalf. But you have never heard His voice or seen His shape, moreover, His word does not stay in you, because you don’t trust the One He sent. You keep examining the Tanakh (scriptures, Old Testament) because you think that in it you have eternal life. Those very Scriptures bear witness to Me, but you won’t come to Me in order to have Life!

Not all things that breathe have Life! Except where the living parts are submitted to the will of all Life. The body may grow but the heart, mind, soul is dead without Yeshua, the Resurrection and the Life! For those with ears to hear…this may be mysterious and hard to grasp but it somehow is understood by the simple accepting it as truth and trusting Yeshua who said it. With the will turned towards the One Will that is constantly being done, the soul becomes alive in the newness of Life that this world can not give even a small view to.

We are all essentially dead but with living bodies that carry us towards the new life Yeshua set forth into motion long before He set Himself into the human mold of containment. He began His Resurrective work far beyond the echoes of King Davids prayers and the resounding folds of the Garden’s gate’s that closed behind Adam and Eve’s exit. Indeed! Regeneration began even as the perfection of the World was formed in the mind of Him who created all living things.

“I Am the Resurrection and the Life! Do you believe this?”

Every word echoes out to every heart with beloved patience and intimate invitation…from Marta to you and me…to all – according to a Promise Keeper who has never; ever broken His word or promises.

Amidst the after glow of the enemy’s dedication to submersion of Yeshua’s arising work on the cross. Past the easter eggs and bunnies…beyond the candy and new fancy attire. Even beyond the refrain of every church service’s sermon…Resurrection and Life blows out like the breath that stirred the dust into a human. Its awakening power is done inside the impossible (to man), shaking awake new life into the will of each man, woman and child. Enabling human minds, wills and hearts to hear the voice their physical bodies have obeyed since He formed them in the womb; and REAL Life begins!! Fully alive we become in Yeshua’s body and blood! What power! Yet it only comes in the acknowledgement of utter weakness! They who have ears…let them hear!!

HE IS RISEN!

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Speaker of The House

December 30, 2012 at 4:00 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , )

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Lets start at the very beginning…

Genesis 1:1-3
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was un-formed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water. Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light.

John 1:1-2
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

God has always spoken for Himself. He was the first “speaker”, teacher, voice. He was the One who spoke to Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Jonathan, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elisha, Elijiah, Jonah, Daniel, and every single human that wrote a Word for The Word (Yeshua/Jesus). You could say, not a word exist without Him! Speech is NOT man-kind’s invention. Its not a part of our “evolution” or process of “higher learning” We were taught by The Word how to write, learn, teach and speak them. God still speaks for Himself. He still vocalises His will into the ears of the hearts of His children. He has NO intention of leaving His heart, mind, will to man to communicate for Him. After Yeshua, this became a done away practice. Its not blasphemy! Here see His Words He, Himself said.

(Note: Beginning in Isaiah chapter 53, God begins very pointedly speaking about Yeshua, how He will come, why, how He will be in character, received by man, His purpose)

Isaiah 59:21
“As for Me,” says Adonai, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who rest on you, and My Words which I put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children’s children, now or ever,” says Adonai

Jeremiah 31:33-34
“For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says Adonai: “I will put My Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God and they will be My people. No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, ‘Know ADONAI’; for all will know Me, from the least of them to the greatest; because I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more.”

John 6:45
It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will be taught by Adonai.’ (Isaiah 54:13) Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me.

Phillipians 3:15
Therefore, as many of us as are mature, let us keep paying attention to this: and if you are differently minded about anything, God will also reveal this to you.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Concerning love for the brothers we do not need to write you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other;

1 John 2:27
As for you, the Messianic anointing you received from the Father remains in you, so that you have no need for anyone to teach you. On the contrary, as His Messianic anointing continues to teach you about all things, and is true, not counterfeit, so, just as He taught you, remain united with Him.

Everyone always wants to know what Yeshua’s “secret” was to being sinless. Opinions vary, “He was God.” “He was obedient to the Law,” “He was pre-determined to by God the Father.” All true, but not complete. Ready? Here’s the “secret”… He listened to and only to the voice of His Father, believed only what He said, did only what He told Him to do, said only what He told Him to say, trusted only One Voice! In short He loved the Lord His God and Him only! The first commandment. By doing this He did all the “right” things. He fulfilled all the old testament and wrote the new!

Did He get called crazy? Yes. Did everyone believe Him? No. Was His methods, words, actions questioned? Yes, at every turn by man; not by God. So…listening to His Father was the key! Then He told us to do as He did. In the book of John He can not be more clear about this.

Note the end of the above verse in Jeremiah. Why does God say He will teach us Himself? Because of forgiveness. Who made that possible? Yes, Yeshua/Jesus! This is why He is the gate, the only way to the Father. Listening and talking is an ebb and flow of relationship! Yeshua spoke against methodology, religion, actions and behavior modifications that seek to prove our worth to God. Needing other people to approve or validify their authenticity. God wants our friendship, community, trust…relationship. This is the point from the beginning. He speaks; and ANYTHING He says happens. He’s 100% right about EVERYTHING all the time. He can be trusted! If we ask Him anything, He has the answer. If we tell Him anything, it is guaranteed to be heard, acknowledged and taught to us as it really is. His correction, is clarification! Not spankings. He longs to tell us about Himself. Don’t we think the best person to tell about us is us, from our own mouths? The only exception for myself is that God would tell someone about me instead, but no one else would come near to knowing me except through mine or His lips alone! (His being the most accurate) Interaction with me is key!  So…if God’s entire desire is to be fully known by us, His voice alone can only do that best. Yes? Interaction with Him personally is paramount!

Note again the verse in Jeremiah above. Its the House of Israel He is the speaker of and to. He is the Speaker of the House. Which house do you belong to? Yeshua is building it as I “speak”. Its not a house of geological location (except here on earth). Don’t let the country of Israel confuse you. Though that little plot of earth, no doubt means something very important to God; His House of Israel is global. I am of the House of Israel, though I reside in the USA.
When I pray for the “peace of Jerusalem” I pray for me, you, and all of those He calls His; from the USA to the white dunes in Antarctica. His Voice is building on what Yeshua started, a total “tuning into to God and God alone”. No matter what it “costs” us.

From what I can see, the biggest thievery of Satan is to make people believe they can not hear God themselves. And given all the above, you can hear the snake again in the garden…”Did God really say?” There was no “bible” for Eve to refer to. The question was aimed at what God, interactively relationally said to her (and Adam). We, are abundant in our means for confirmation that its God who speaks to us because of our Bibles! Though God may talk to me about my marriage, job, children in details not word for word written in it; I have the guarantee that nothing written in it will contradict His interactive Voice to me! Or to you. What Grace He has lavished upon us!

Let’s wrap up. God/Yeshua/the Spirit gets the last Word too! He is and will be the last One to speak.

Revelation 22:12-20
“Pay attention!” (Listen!) 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 ‘A’ and the ‘Z’, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, 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 prophesy in this book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the Words in the book of this prophesy, God will take way his share in the Tree of Life and the holy city, as described in this book.
“The one who is testifying to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!'”

Note the detail in mentioning all things related to speech/language/words. No one cares about communication more than God! Notice how He goes back to the Beginning here in the End? Referring to a tree, the Tree of Life! There is a snake here too! Even now he is asking you to question if God speaks to you. To question what He says. To question. Yet Yeshua now stands in front of that snake, to reminds us not to listen. We have at this time in history had almost 7 thousand years to learn that God is God, and fully trustworthy as such! He is the Judge, we “all rise” to when He enters. He is the Teacher of all things made, by which nothing was made by anyone but Him. He is the “secret” to the City! Listen to Him! He is speaking!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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