But You, Adonai, are enthroned Forever ; Your renown will endure through all generations. You will arise and take pity on Zion, for the time has come to have mercy on her; the time determined has come.
The more I read God’s Word, especially lately, the more I see that every single word applies to either Yeshua’s (Jesus) first coming or second and mostly how they apply to both! His first coming was a determined time and so His second. This appointment He has set is set, immovable and definitive! Signs were placed in the heavens, seasonal changes in the earth indicate that the earth has kept up with His intention; the revealing of things hidden for these two marked off calender days blink like neon signs for those who are looking to Him. I can’t help but get the real sense that every time I look at a clock, I’m looking at Him! To even greater joy and delight, but with no small urgency as well, I hear Him saying, “I’m coming, I’m coming, I’m coming…SOON!”
Adonai is King, robed in Majesty; Adonai is robed, girded with strength; The world is well established; it cannot be moved. Your Throne was established long ago; You have existed forever. Adonai, the deep is raising up, the deep is raising up it’s Voice, the deep is raising it’s crashing waves. More than the sound of rushing waters or the Mighty breakers of the sea, Adonai on High is Mighty. Your Instructions are very sure; holiness befits Your House, Adonai, for all time to come.
Whose work is this? Who has brought it about? He Who called the generations from the beginning, “I, Adonai, Am the First; and I Am the same with those who are Last.” The coastlands have seen and became afraid. The ends of the earth have trembled. They have approached, and now they come.
“You are My witnesses,” says Adonai, “and My servants whom I have chosen, so that you can know and trust Me and understand that I Am He – no god was produced before Me, nor will any be after Me. I, yes, I Am Adonai; I have declared, saved, and proclaimed – not some alien god among you. Therefore, you are My witnesses,” says Adonai, “ I Am God. Since days began, I have been He. No one can deliver from My Hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
Thus says Adonai, Israel’s King and Redeemer, ADONAI-TZVA’OT (Lord of Heaven’s Army’s ): “I Am the First, and I Am the Last; besides Me there is no God. Who is like Me? Let him speak out! Let him show Me clearly what has been happening since I set up the eternal people; let him foretell future signs and events. Don’t be frightened, don’t be afraid. Didn’t I tell you this long ago? I foretold it and you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me? There is no other Rock – I know of none.”
All of Deuteronomy chapters 32 and 33, are 1st and second coming prophesies! I say that with much trepidation, as I really don’t believe there exist a scripture in the entire Bible that isn’t. Yet I will put a few verses of these two chapters here, without specific identification so as to spur you to go and read these in their entirety yourself.
They sacrificed to demons, non-gods, god’s that they had never known, new gods that had come up lately, which your ancestors had not feared. You ignore the Rock who Fathered you, you forget God, who gave you birth.
“I considered putting an end to them, erasing their memory from the human race; but I feared/see (translated יראה – yirah in hebrew meaning – see with anger, to make tremble with fury-) the insolence of their enemy, feared/yirah that their foes would mistakenly think, “We ourselves accomplished this; Adonai had nothing to do with it.”
They are a nation without common sense, utterly lacking in discernment. If they were wise they could figure it out and understand their destiny. After all, how can one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to rout, unless their Rock sells them to their enemies, unless Adonai hands them over? For our enemies have no rock like our Rock – even they can see that!
“Rather, their vine is from the vine of Sodom, from the fields of Gomorrah – their grapes are poisonous, their clusters are bitter; their wine is snake poison, the cruel venom of vipers. “Isn’t this hidden with Me, sealed in My Storehouses? (See John 15:1-6; Yeshua’s Words here are pointing directly back to this passage!)
When he finished speaking all these words to all of Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words of my testimony against you today, so that you can use them in charging your children to be careful to obey all the words of this Torah. For this is NOT a trivial matter for you; on the contrary, IT IS YOUR LIFE! Through it you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess. (This was current to the times of Moses, but pointing to the future, the crossing over the Jordan representing crossing over from this life to our eternal Life with Him forever).
Yeshurun, there is no one like God riding through the heavens to help you, riding on the clouds in His Majesty. The God of old is a dwelling-place, with everlasting arms beneath. He expelled the enemy before you and He said, “Destroy!” So Israel lives in security; the fountain of Jacob is alone in the land of grain and new wine, where skies drip with dew. Happy are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by Adonai, your Defender helping you and your Sword of Triumph? Your enemies will cringe before you, but you will trample down their high places.” (See again how these words apply to their present application but how they leap through Time to a future of fulfillment in Yeshua, 1st coming AND 2nd! Past, present and future !) This is why it’s so very crucial to study, read, apply, and know Adonai through all His Word!
There are a total of 17 words in Hebrew that are God and attribute Time to His Nature, and His alone!
Here are a few:
✡ ערי – ady – witness, till, until, a time, while, a repetition of time either definite or indefinite.
✡ ועד – w’ad – the only Son eternal, the Word eternal, advancing time, destination, target
✡ שנה – shanah – corresponding time period for a different planet, a year representing one revolution of earth around the sun, two, a repeating of the first or what was before, repeat, do something a second time, in the sense of changing seasons, again, generation.
✡ עלם – ulam – My Name is ancient, hide – obscured from sight, covered, unknown, ancient – as time hidden from the present.
✡ חלד – kheled – this world, this life, age, a passing through space or time.
✡ עולם – olam – a distant time in the past or future, ever lasting, of old, perpetual, evermore, never, time, ancient, world, always, long.
✡ זמן – zaman – inevitable passing of events, measurement of quantity, time set aside, appoint, duration of time, 1st, Last, sleep, connected.
Hopefully by now you can see, or rather perceive; that Time is not what we possess. That our days are numbered, before we came into physical reality here on earth, we were a true reality in Heaven. That we have been appointed for the specific time we are in, to stand out, speak, witness, repeat, point to, and live as if Time can count everything we think, say, do and stretch us out into eternity with what our witness says. Adonai is the Author of all things, He alone has seen every event long before they happened. Yet those who have gone before us, their lives are still speaking for Him or speaking for the destruction of His enemy. Either way our witness will shout out to eternity! This is why we don’t allow the stupid inclination of the enemy suggest we grow lazy, and resent Time. To see it as some small thing, not the miraculous gift we’ve been given; focused on what this world has to offer and growing ubtuse to the One who has destined our purpose to His glory! He deserves it! Insane thinking that says Life with Him will be boring compared to here and now in this, completely devoid of fulness, of all good things we have had but a small taste of here! So much better will things/Life be with Him should we choose Him! And not just choose to say we believe He exist, even the devils do that! No! We choose to pull everything, all thoughts, and therefore actions, all we are, all we desire into His instructions and Ways, that mark us NOW, as His!
“Look, God is exalted in His Strength; who is a Teacher like Him? Who ever prescribed His course for Him? Who ever said, ‘What You are doing is wrong’? Remember, rather, to magnify His Work, of which many have sung. Everyone has seen it, but humans see it only from a distance. Look! God is Great! Beyond what we can know; the number of His years is uncountable.
I’ve mentioned in this blog before that it would be best if when reading the Psalms, that in most cases when the Psalms speaks of enemies to remember the psalmist is usually referring to those powers, and principalities of the air, the one who is seeking to devour, the enemy of God and his minions. For we are not at war with flesh and blood! Even when we encounter other human beings that persecute us, these are under the power of God’s enemy, tortured souls, hence Yeshua’s instruction to LOVE our enemies, do GOOD to them! The power of Yeshua in our obedient action to do this, not religiously, but because He’s proven such power, such worthiness for us to give up “our rights” in exchange for the right to see Him face to face, really Live a real Life with Him, this is using our Time (talents) wisely. This is the power to save! We were all His enemy once. This is staying awake! Yes, indeed, it surly will mean suffering ridicule and coming soon, severe persecution to do so. The worst of the worst we may be spared, but not all of it dear fellow sheep! This kind of suffering is what shall mark us as His! Him, who came and suffered far more than anyone ever has since our ever will, Him who did this in vast measure, so we could identify in small measure with Him. Shall we count it an honor to whatever degree such things must happen? Knowing that He shall shield and guide us, be present with us, as He was with Daniel in the Lions den, Shadrach, Mishach, and Abednego in the fiery furnance. Shall we doubt Him now or ever – after so long a history of proving Himself true, right, and truly God?
To be awake, is to be on Time! On Time each minute for each appointment He has for us each day, and on Time for THE DAY we shall meet Him in the cloud, changed instantly into the Glory of His likeness in full! Awaken O Bride of The King of Israel, of Heaven and earth! Rise like the deep, rise up and become a mighty wave of the Image we are made in – Yeshua Hamashiach, Salvation is His Name! He comes! He comes again soon! Rise up to meet Him!
In the days gone by, God spoke in many and varied ways to the fathers through the prophets. But now, in the acharit-hayamim (end of days), He has spoken to us through His Son, to whom He was given ownership of everything and through whom He created the universe. This Son, is the radiance of the Sh’khinah (Manifest glory of God present with men), the very expression of God’s essence (image), upholding all that exists by His powerful Word; and after He had, through Himself, made purification for sins, He sat down at the Right Hand of HaG’dulah BaM’romim (the Greatness on High).
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.
🔯 May the Grace of the Lord Yeshua be with all!🔯
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah
If it is Truth, pure, right, worthy, or wise. ..God said it first. When I read other authors, listen to other speakers/teachers. ..I listen for the sign that they belong to God. The words they speak; though arranged differently, some more expanded, some more simple; have a ‘ring’ to them. They are repeats for what Adonai (the Lord God), Yeshua (Jesus), or the Spirit has spoken from the dawn of time. The Word of the Living God.
Those who wrote what is now called The Bible were taught, inspired, or directly told what to say by God, Himself. Paul said he was taught by Yeshua Himself. The apostles witnessed themselves the speaking, teaching and living of Yeshua. .. their ‘books’ come as a result of that and their own living, walking relationship with Yeshua.
The following are quotes by various people; some still alive, some now part of the cloud of witnesses. Below the quote is the Living Word… where it was said first… or at least where it can be traced back to where its been said by God before any human. Solomon is famous for ‘his’ wisdom but we know he asked for wisdom from God. Hence where his wisdom comes. Ours too. .. and those who have come and gone and yet will be. If they will have wisdom. .. it too will come only from God. He has the copy write. .. but the thing is. .. He is happy to share and let us put His truth and wisdom into words that present day audiences will be able to understand. He gets the glory. .. There is no doubt in His mind. 🙂
He answered, “Struggle to get into the narrow door, because I’m telling you – many will be demanding to get in and will not be able to, once the owner of the house has gotten up and shut the door. You will stand outside knocking at the door saying, ‘Lord, Open up for us!’ But He will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you came from.’
(See also: Matthew 7:22; 25:11)
If I say, ‘Let the darkness surround me, let the light around me be night,’ even darkness like this is not too dark for You; rather, night is as clear as day, – darkness and light are the same.
(See also: Daniel 2:22)
Trust in Adonai, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness. Then you will delight yourself in Adonai, and He will give you your hearts desire.
(See also: Job 27:10, Isaiah 58:14, Psalms 81:10; 145:19)
Examine me, Adonai, test me, search my mind and heart. For Your grace is there before my eyes, and I live my life by Your Truth.
(See also: Ps. 7:9; 19:12; 139:23, Job 31:5-6)
So Yeshua said to the Judeans who had trusted Him, ‘If you obey what I say, then you are really My talmidim (followers), you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’
(See also: 2 Cor. 3:17-18)
I made Myself accessible to those who didn’t ask for Me, I let Myself be found by those who didn’t seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am! Here I am!’ To a nation not called by My name. I spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people who live in a way that is not good, who follow their own inclinations;
(See also: Is.55:8-9; 14:24)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be distressed, for I am your God. I give you strength, I give you help, I support you with My victorious right hand.
(See also: Is. 41:13; Romans 8:31)
And eternal life is this: to know You (the Father), the One true God, and Him whom You sent, Yeshua the Messiah.
I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in Me because of their word, that they may all be one. Just as You, Father, are united with Me and I with You, I pray that they may be united with Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
1 Peter 2:23
When He was insulted, He didn’t retaliate with insults; when He suffered, He didn’t threaten, but handed them over to Him who judges justly.
(See also: 1 Peter 3:10-12; Prov. 11:1; 3; 19:1; Matt. 7:12, Mark 14:60-61; Col. 3:9; James 1:26)
Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for Adonai your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.
(See also: Deut. 4:31; 1 Kings 6:13; Is. 41:10; Jer. 1:8; Heb. 13:5)
1 John 2:24
Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you will also remain in union with both the Son and the Father.
(See also: Ps.18:2)
2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are changed into His very image, from one degree of glory to the next, by Adonai the Spirit.
(See also: 1 Sam. 10:6)
The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
(See also: Prov.9:10; Ps. 111:10)
For judgment will be without mercy toward one who doesn’t show mercy; but mercy wins out over judgment.
(See also: Matt. 5:7; 6:14)
With a sigh that came straight from His heart, He said, ‘Why does this generation want a sign? Yes! I tell you, no sign will be given this generation!’
(See also: Matt. 12:39)
“Yerushalayim! (Jerusalem) Yerushalayim! You kill the prophets! You stone those who are sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather your children, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused!”
I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Adonai. They will be My people, and I will be their God; for they will return to Me with all their heart.
(See also: Deut.4:29; Jer.29:13)
In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, loveable, or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.
It is I who created the craftsman who blows the coals and forges weapons suited to their purpose; I also created the destroyer to work havoc. No weapon made will prevail against you. In court you will refute every accusation. The servants of Adonai inherit all this; the reward for their righteousness is from Me.
Now does that sound as if I were trying to win human approval? No! I want God’s approval! Or that I’m trying to cater to people? If I were still doing that, I would not be a servant of the Messiah.
(See also: John 8:29; 1 Thess. 2:4)
☆ God gets the Last Word ☆
2 Peter 1:20-21
First of all, understand this: no prophecy of Scripture is to be interpreted by an individual on his own (without the Spirit); for never has a prophecy come as a result of human willing – on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) spoke a message from God.
But the Counselor, the Ruach HaKodesh, whom the Father will send in My Name, will teach you everything; that is, He will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah