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Keep your eye on the prize. Know that the race is not given to the swift, nor is it given to the strong but to those who endure [hold on, hang in there, who do not give up and do not faint]. until the end.
“I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the mighty, nor even bread to the wise, nor even riches to men of understanding, nor even favour to men of knowledge – for time and chance meets with them all“. (Ecclesiastes 9:11).
So what that says today is that all have the same start, but unfortunately not all hang in there.
Today: Are you the one? Today are you the one who will hold on to the finish. It is well today, believe it.
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(1 Corinthians 15:58) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Master, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Master.
Here is why we should pay close attention to these terms. In an earlier post the lesson brought that we should not fight with temptation but expose it. Hence, to do that we are going to do a dissection.
Here is the scripture Matthew 4:1 which reads:
Then יהושע was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tried by the devil.
We want to concentrate on the devil here, not that Yahusha was tempted, because we know that he is victorious. However, the fact that we are not is a force to reckon.
Remember I said that we need to learn to use Satan’s name. I know we don’t like to say it I agree, because I am having a hard time writing it, but we cannot resist the opponent with our eyes closed. So wake up!
Satan, is a noun [masculine] according to Hebrew translation means an adversary, or the adversary and the one who opposes himself to another.
In the general sense, Satan also is a personal entity or a national one which makes sense since the scripture says he roams to and fro. The adversary makes war (1 Kings 5:18; 11:14,23, 25) and he is an enemy in the court of justice (Psalms 109:6), and also opposes himself to another (2 Samuel 19:23; Numbers 22:22, and it says, “the angel of Yahovah stood in the way to resist Him” [v. 32].
The devil, or rather, for this verse ‘the devil’ is not speaking of a person, place or thing as represented with a name but is speaking of the entity’s character, according to the Greek translation of diabolos [diabolical] which means the character of Satan is diabolical. The term is an adjective which means when we say ‘the devil’ we are describing something devilish, or rather, in this case according to the greek diabolical. Does that make sense?
Let’s see some more:
Satan is prone to slander , a slanderer
Satan is an a calumniator, false accuser,
Metaphorically, Satan, applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him
Satan is a diabolical liar, schemer, trickster, conster, manipulator and his behavior is devilish. However, how can we resist someone we cannot think to call by name?
Submit your will to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Submit your will to Yah, resist Satan and he will flee you.
So descendants of Esau have wrath for the Yehudim. However, the number one weapon against us is not [as the scripture conveys] flesh and blood it is principalities and wickedness in high places. Do we know what that means?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I was just watching a video and the Hebrews are out and about in the city speaking truth and one of the brothers announces that they come with the scriptures, but can defend themselves otherwise if they need to. So in revelation this tells me that they fight twofold, that is with scriptures [Torah] and with physical weapons and or contact.
Now this is an enlightening truth, because many of us do not understand why these people are attacking us. I have read all over the internet how these people really feel about the Yehudim. Whether we know we are Yehudim or whether we believe we are Yehudim is of essence, because then we would see that Esau’s descendants are hateful and have not love for us as they would have us to think. Why? It is the case that their journey has been predestined for them as ours have. Hence, in the street is where we see them in full action. Therefore, if wisdom cries in the streets [Proverbs 1:20] there is a reason that wisdom cries there–to protect us, and it is because there is bloodshed in the streets
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Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the broad places. At the head of the noisy streets she cries out, At the openings of the gates, In the city she speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, Would you love simplicity, And shall scoffers delight in their scoffing, And fools hate knowledge? [v. 20-22].
Some of you men are under the sad impression that you can oppress women and they still be able to pour into you. Instead of polishing their crown men are casting women off to the shelf to collect dust and still expecting praise. Well, sir King it doesn’t work like that, because if you want praise you will have to give it. Women cannot pour out what they have not been filled with. Hence, if a woman is filled with criticism from you then you have criticism given back.
Scripture says, “A capable wife is the crown of her husband, But one causing shame is like rottenness in his bones.” (Proverbs 12:4).
In this one can see that if someone’s crown is neglected, jewels falling out and otherwise without luster then there isn’t much shine coming from that for any cause.
In essence, “A shameful state of existence” for you both, because remember she is pulled out from you man of Yah. Hence, how much work are you putting into your crown?
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Ever notice how some men describe their woman as “The air I breathe?” You hear that in songs. I was slightly suspicious of God at one time thinking he was chauvinist, because it doesn’t seem fair, or rather didn’t seem fair some of the things women have to endure from men. However, with new found revelation and new found hope we can press forth in faith that Yah will accomplish that he started.
The Spirit of the Most High Yah or better known as Holy Spirit. However, in Hebrew Ru-awk [Ruach], a feminine persona contrary to popular thoughts of male.
“…And the Ruach of Elohim was moving [to hover, to wait near at hand] on the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2).
Let’s go there to the fact that the Ruach[breathe of Elohim] hovers, that is, she waits close by shall we? Notice then how the Ruach and Yah are two persona that work simultaneously. Male and female.
Yah speaks and then the Ruach acts in accordance to that word. Hence, “Let Us make man in our image (Genesis 1:26). and then later the woman pulled out of the man. Let Us make a suitable Helper ( Genesis 2:18). Yah [maculine] and Ruach [feminine]. Hence, male and female in the character, or rather persona of the Most High. His man and (his) help meet.
Hence, the Helper [Noun], or rather a comforting spirit.
“And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever – the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you. (John 14:16-17).
So this is how the woman gets her character, hence being a helper, nurturer, teacher. Feed her and she feeds a nation. Man and Woman of Yah.
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2 Samuel 6:2
Strong’s H7307 – ruwach [the breath of God]
The Messiah was born in a SUKKAH!
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLE.
According to the book of נְחֶמְיָהNəḥemyāh SUKKOTH IS THE time for gift giving.
NOT CHRISTMAS or Chanukah!
We were once trees, but now we are stumps.
From Chapter 11 it reads, “Isa 11:1 And a Rod shall come forth from the stump of Yishai, and a Sprout from his roots shall bear fruit. The Spirit of יהוה shall rest upon Him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of יהוה, ”
I don’tknow why we believe that the Messiah came for people looking good and smelling pretty. From the looks and sound of this verse there is indication there that Yahushua was born into a wretched and messy family. Sounds exactly like black folk.
The minute we stop overeating, lose a little weight, or come off the cocaine, or stop whoring around, or get a little degree or make a dollar past two we become puffed, proud and arrogant. Don’t let us know a scripture, because then we go about acting holier than thou. And I asked what happened to the person underneath all the make up and hair whatever became of his or her heart?
Being that we are so caught up in new design, who did this and that we never really start to seek an answer for our problems which brought us to the point of overeating, smoking crack, whoring. Hence, the only thing we did was seek stuff to make us be whole, but are we really, whole?
We were once trees, but now we are stumps. Kinda like we don’t realize we have been cut down, but for that reason since we’ve been cut down Yahuah come to save us. If we have not that connection then we die, but because Yah has a hand on us and allows us to ask forgiveness we can become one with him—again.
My neighbor’s tree will be an illustration of this message. That tree has been torn and falls apart with every wind and rain, however, because of the root that tree stands strong even though there are parts rotted and there are parts cut off…new life forms because they are connected to the source .
The Most High has prepared for our mindset of being accepted and of our tendency to worry about having what we need, or to worry about what another person has. Seems like many of us worry to much about what we will wear and how we will look, where we will live or even how we will do these things, but He says do not worry. That is a great thing to have a word to turn to, however, we have to be in a mind still to accept that word of encouragement “Do not”, and most importantly “Do not fret” because we see evil doers prospering.
I don’t chase down money. I need it, even may need a job, but I don’t beg for or covet people’s stuff. People might believe that everyone has that spirit of wanting their stuff, being envious and jealous but I am not that way. If you have whatever you have that is good for you. However, some of you I see that you are probably tired and worn out because of trying to keep up. I don’t have a competitive spirit. Hence, if I write, work or play I do it unto Yah, because he is bigger than you and me and he owns it, that is, everything. Therefore, I am not without anything and if I lose anything it is because the time has been spent with that.
He says, “You cannot be a slave of two masters; you will hate one and love the other; you will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn’t life worth more than food? And isn’t the body worth more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:24-25).
Particularly note, the use of the term slave. Here we see that black people cringe at this term. However, it is used quite often in text to denote bondage to something, enslaved to a system. Hence, people can become slaves to anything without even knowing, that is to money, sex, dependency on other people, as in human trafficking, food, clothes, lustful passions such as being angry. Yes, we can become addicted to being angry to the point of killing another for what they have. Does that make sense? Then start today to change that thinking.
Today: Say I will not worry about what I do not have, for Yahuah has created a place for me. I will not fret about tomorrow and concentrate on what is before me today to get done. Today I have victory, because it is Yah’s plan and its a good one.
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We may never know the effect our living a righteous life before men has had. The help we gave someone, or that encouraging word, but we can be sure that what we do in private; that is, in secret has gotten God’s attention.
Look at this:
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-6)
I was thinking about this because its great to want praise reports from people we have kept lifted, also good to hear that prayers are answered; but what is it about when we see people inquiring and bragging about who they prayed for, what they did an when for Sis Lucy and Bro. Joe? Broadcasting that they bought them something to eat…certainly not because the family needed help but because of their need of recognition and attention. God says that we should keep it quiet when we share…giving in private. People doing stuff and spreading what they did over the neighborhood…so what if Sis. Lilly is wearing the suit you gave her last week; should everyone know it was you?
Today: Do it as unto the Most High and not unto men for Yah sees.
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“My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance. And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught.” (James 1:2-4).
So let’s talk about the ‘fall’ into various trials. Suppose we are looking for work and a friend, a neighbor, whomever says “I know a place that is hiring right now!” “They pay such and such”. You say give me the information, and because of your need seek out to find more details of the job, fill out the application and arrange for an interview. [Time elapsed], and once in, though excited about the chance to work start to notice somethings are just not right. Not only that, once you present your findings to management from then on you are on a black list of sorts. Everyday getting up to go to work is a burden, its painful and you are filled with despair. The good thing about the experience is that Yah has allowed the trial to test you. Not for your goodness you see, but to see if you will remain faithful and not give in to oppressive tactics.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is never about us, but about Yah in us. If there is an attack they are attacking Yah’s Spirit. Be glad, because James says that the outcome is that we will lack nothing.
Today: Feel better about it. You’re growing.
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