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.
I like the birth of the Messiah story, don’t you? Hence, we see that Mariam being very pregnant; her and her espoused had to change direction, that is take another course because their enemy was out to kill. Yep, and how many know that the couple turned into Egypt to hide (Matthew 2). Hence, what we see is a couple led by the Ruach run to safety among white people?
No, black people cannot run into the arms of their enemy if they want to be saved. Its deceptive to believe that anyone is safe in the land of oppression [as we will see later], however, what we need to see right now is that Egypt was safe then because of the color of the people’s skin. So how do we get this across amidst images of white in a black land?
So the movies portray this, however, how is it no one gets the idea of those people being sunburned along with that? It is the case, that it humanly impossible for albinoes to remain in temperatures that can be well over 104 degrees in the summer.
Ask: If these people cannot stand the heat in America which in some places is extreme how could they stand it then or today? How can that be?
In any case, the premise here is the time of year reflected today for the birth is impossible as well when even in the winter in Egypt temperatures can plummet to well below 32 degrees so what we are saying here is that according to today’s standard that our Messiah was subjugated to neglect?
In other words, to cement the idea of a white baby the winter birth suffices for those asleep.
It is a bunch of crock and bull to use the excuse ‘its a spirit’ concerning homosexuality, or rather, all sin for that matter. Well yeah, duhhh it is a spirit, but if we have authority to case out demons in the Name because these people are carrying a wicked spirit then why aren’t people able to cast those out?
In essence, we yell its a spirit, because we do not know what to do. Its like giving up, helpless, without hope and walking away.
Hence, here comes another excuse because people cannot get help which says they are born that way. Bull corn, fooey and boloney! No! Yah said male and female. So if someone is saying different that means they are lying to them self. A lie has to be thought of, convincing self to belief and then acted out. Then someone none discerning believes the lie too wanting to be well like, wanting to be a good parent, friend, not wanting to offend. People are tricked to unbelief. Because there is always a way out. Yah said it, he provides an escape (1 Corinthians 10:13), but we don’t want escape we want excuse (Romans 1).
Come on now let us reason. Better yet, let us look at the fact that anyonThe Most High said that people are without excuse (Romans 1).e needs help. There is a problem that has over powered the so called church, and its not cause people are not praying, it is because they are praying in the wrong Name.
For your hearing:
I could have taken this to say that the person was thankful for another day, but I knew this person was thinking what all people still pagan in their thinking thought of yesterday, and that is, ‘Thanksgiving’.
Truly we are hooked. We are hooked when all the evidence presented straight from the word of the Most High is ignored. We are hooked if we cannot break free from it.
In the past, I have never seen anyone carry over the message of repentance into the Thanksgiving dinner table discussion. Hence, there are game discussions, what happened over the last year since we met and families sometimes in the same city have not the forewithal to call and check on a loved one.
In fact, I have to wonder if there is any care or compassion past this one day. In essence, repentance then is not a topic of worldly tradition leading no where. Plus the fact that more people sin yet again through gluttony during the holiday season.
Today: Think better than that and say to be thankful I will seek out the will of the Most High for myself and those I love. Prayerfully eyes will be opened and ears will hear truth.
For your hearing:
Matthew 4: 13-17
Today I wanted to share an enlightening piece of information for many church goers who believe that the building they frequent on Sunday morning is the place to be. In actuality, that place is not even scriptural.
Let me begin by reminding or acquainting with the scripture speaking about Yahushua chasing those people out of Yah’s temple because they were doing everything but what was supposed to be done there, that is, teaching and worship. Moreover, we see that Yahushua told them that his Father’s House was not a den for thieves, and secondly, let us remember that the temple spoken of was the temple of Jerusalem which is mentioned in Ezra 3 where the Hebrews came from all around and gave willingly for the building of that place that Yah had designated.Let us also note, that this temple is the one mention and the one which had been taken over with idolatrous activity and the tradition of men (Mark 7) (See: Destruction of the temple).The premise here is that there were not so called churches being built here, there and everywhere, but one temple,the rebuilding of the temple and the destruction of the temple.
The New Temple (Assembly).
Later we see after the resurrection Yahushua calling the 11 taught ones together and Peter (Kepha) as the Messenger instructed, Mary (Mariam) and the other ladies (Mark 16).”And he said to them, “Do not be much astonished. You seek יהושע of Natsareth, who was impaled. He was raised – He is not here! See the place where they laid Him. “And go, say to His taught ones, and Kĕpha, that He is going before you into Galil. You shall see Him there as He said to you.” (Mar 16:6 ,7).
Here is the Conversation between Yahushua, the taught ones and Peter:
Yahushua: “Who do men say the Son of Aḏam is?”
Taught ones: “Some say Yoḥanan the Immerser, and others Ěliyahu, and others Yirmeyahu or one of the prophets.”
Yahushua: ““And you, who do you say I am?”
Shi’mon Kepha (Simon Peter): “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.”
Yahushua: Blessed are you, Shimʽon Bar-Yonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father in the heavens. “And I also say to you that you are Kĕpha, and on this rock I shall build My assembly, and the gates of the grave shall not overcome it.” “And I shall give you the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever you bind on earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loosen on earth shall be having been loosened in the heavens.”
***Binding and loosing denotes the ability to exercise authority. Hence, the right to allow permission of a thing, or to prohibit a thing. Therefore I give permission for the enemy to feed me lies or I prohibit the lie by casting out every evil imagination which rises itself up against the Mighty One of Yisra’el.
***The rock mention here is the argument gives Christianity to build churches is not what we believe considering the text. It is the case that the “Rock” means literally a foundation. Hence, Peter reveal the identity of Yahushua as the Son of the Living Elohim, then this is the foundation which Peter acknowledged. In essence, Yahushua says that Peter would gain recognition for his insight to truth and upon that truth is the foundation to which the assembly is wrought.
Doesn’t look like we have this foundation made plain to build on does it? This indicates too, that Yah is not speaking to everyone saying they are called as His representative.
There is no other name.
He who has an ear let him hear.
Why is it that people who are not saved, or who have some sort of knowledge of God but don’t live a so called “good” life think that they have to get themselves “right” before they go to church? I have witnessed to many people, talked about church with some, and invited others who all have this same thought in common, “I have to get myself together first!” Then there are some who say “I don’t have nothing to wear,” and some other excuses to get out of it like all who go to church are really real? Why?
Some people are so scared of the Preacher that they can’t even speak to him face to face. I use to feel this way about men period; especially my dad. I never had a conversation in the same room alone with him and other men I could’nt even speak to. Why? Because I had been abused all my life by men and I was scared to death of them. So as a girl growing up in church I could not go to the Pastor and talk to him, or feel comfortable around him enough to confide that something awful was taking place at home. Not only that– but what I was told about God was that if I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t following all the rules then I was going to hell. No wonder then that I fell to defeat and eventually tried to take my own life…there was no one to help me in my time of trouble so with nothing left in me to give me hope I gave up on everything; even God.
The “Good Christian,” way of life says that no one called by the name of Christ can make mistakes. In fact “the Good Christian” is one who works diligently and suffers well without blinking, but is this reality? If Jesus came to die for us then surely he knows our suffering and did suffer for us;even the whole world. So if I am not “good Christian” material then what am I in the eyes of those who think they are? What about me and the others who miss the mark…who cry out for God to save them but try as they might they just can’t get this thing right? Some say that these people who can’t are not saved, but is this correct?
Many people don’t want anything to do with God because of this…they have to compete, they don’t feel good enough, and some are looked down on because they can’t seem to get a handle on “that thing” which keeps them bound to it, and there some people at the church who have gone through the same thing and won’t open their mouths. Single parenthood did not just drop down from venus. People have been having sex unwed since time had a dial, yet mother Helen won’t tell she’s the matriarch of the church. People struggling with gay and lebianism and there are folk in the church who know they have been in threesomes both male and female and won’t open their mouth, scared about who will know. Well, does God know?
Ladies and Gentlemen this is Spiritual Abuse…unreasonable criteria placed on the saints of God that they can’t possibly live up to…
“At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:25-30).
We must stop acting the Pharisee and start acting as agents of hope…giving and preaching hope to all who suffer…something to consider the next time we’re damaging people even more than they already are…time to change our thinking on this thing called Holiness.
“Spiritual abuse is a real phenomenon that actually happens in the body of Christ. It is a subtle trap in which the ones who perpetrate spiritual abuse on others are just as trapped in their unhealthy beliefs and actions as those whom they knowingly or unknowingly abuse.” (Johnson & VanVonderen, (1991)
Stay tuned for more on this subject…
- Spiritual Abuse As a Means of Escape (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- Recognizing Abuse of Spiritual Authority in the Church (christiansread.wordpress.com)
- On Spiritual Abusive Churches & Abusive Leaders! (A Must Read) (deborahnk.com)
- Spiritual Abuse: Road to Recovery (Part 1) (authormeanders.com)
- Spiritual Abuse: Road to Recovery (Part 2) (authormeanders.com)