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.
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I had no idea Lady GaGa was so pretty. She is a beautiful woman and speaking of her rape at 19 years old, and a subsequent video about the event she says, “I was messed up!” Notably, the star says that she was not so messed up when the event took place, but decidedly pronounces that years later did notice her plight. She spoke about not telling anyone, and even a time when she saw her attacker in the store where she shopped she says though afraid she never told. In essence, it is that way until we own up to the truth, that is it happened and learn to deal with the pain.
In saying that we learn to tell with the pain, Lady GaGa doesn’t see herself as messed up but her outer appearance is a matter of deviance to cover up something, and says something altogether different.
In essence some of us are all covering something, that is, hurtfulness never dealt with. Hence, we do outlandish things to draw attention away…lest any one know our secret. No matter, Yah knows our hurt and he cares.
Today: Cast it away!
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Cast your burden on יהוה, And let Him sustain you; He never allows the righteous to be shaken. For You, O Elohim, do bring them down To the pit of destruction; Men of blood and deceit do not reach half their days; But I, I trust in You. (Psalms 55:22,23).
The writer penned the words which say, “I was young and now am old, but I have never seen the set apart [righteous] forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.” (Psalms 37:25).
A bombshell was dropped there for Yah’s beloved, because this word does not speak to the crowd, but to those who are standing without the crowd, or who, might hear truth.
This verse, speaks to the present condition of a people so we should consider the time written. In this case, see that there is need to come out of the dank and dark dungeon like mindset of seeking what everyone else does, that is, seeking to be rich and learn to think separately from that.
The writer is telling us that in his time [past tense] he has never seen a set apart one or his seed begging bread.
There’s a problem here, when we see so many struggling, and down and out. The scriptures are true so what happened then?
Generations later the seed are begging bread.
Come out….he concludes with what is a futuristic promise if we want it.
“All day long he is showing favour and lending; And his seed is for a blessing. Turn away from evil, and do good; And dwell forever” [v.26,27].
While we are here let’s talk about that. Remember the story about the man who lived his life any kinda of way [Luke 16:19-31]. Apparently he did what he wanted to do with no regard of the poor at all. As a matter of fact, that man being rich passed by a poor man who sat at the gate begging each day and never gave a penny so the man could eat. One day the beggar died and so did the rich man, however, the two ended in very different places because of how they lived.
It came to pass that the beggar walked himself to the bosom of Abraham; while the rich man walked himself to hell, and suffering his plight asked for a cool finger to cool his tongue.
Abraham responded to the request saying, ‘“But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your life you received your good, and likewise Elʽazar the evil, but now he is comforted and you are suffering.”
Continuing the rich man asked that word be sent to warn his brethren, however, Abraham said:
‘They have Mosheh and the prophets, let them hear them.’ If they do not hear Mosheh and the prophets, neither would they be persuaded even if one should rise from the dead.’ ”
Ladies and Gentlemen, there is no other word to redeem us to the Most High.
He that hath an ear to hear will hear.
Here are some terms which without doubt are causing confusion concerning Isaiah 45:7 which reads, “Forming light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil. I, יהוה, do all these.’ [Read the entire text to understand better].
For this analysis we are concentrating on Yah saying through the prophet Isaiah that he creates evil, because it is here that people are being confused and yelling that Yahuah doesn’t create evil the devil does. Well, true, the devil does create evil situations through people, but in and of himself cannot create evil. Hence, if Yahuah created Satan and Satan is evil then Yahuah created evil. Does that make sense?
See then, that Yahuah created man in his image, right? However, because of sin man is made evil then if Yahuah created man, and sin is evil, then, Yahuah created evil also, because if that were not the case then there would be no evil. Then we see [too] the fact that evil and good is in the plan of free will. Hence, without evil to choose as an alternative then there is not a thought process, because people tend to choose from the choices available to them. Hence, the scripture “Choose life, choose this day who you will serve”.
Here are a choice of words that may deflect truth.
calamity —an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.
A disaster can be a natural event, or even a trial for some people, however, one cannot say that the disaster is evil though people might be killed, injured or displaced. What a calamity does is create a situation allowed by the Most High to get our attention so that we can call him. In essence, calamities happen but are not necessarily evil.
In fact, scripture tells us do not fear, ” Do not be afraid of sudden dread, Nor of the ruin of the wrong when it comes; For יהוה is at your side, And He shall guard your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:25-26).
The same thing here:
a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.
Hence, the use of terminology is misleading the flock. For example, there was a calamity created during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when people resorted to looting in their time of distress. These then, are conditions of immoral character which is evil brought on my a natural disaster, that is killing, stealing, and even rape occurring, however, the event [the natural disaster] itself was not evil.
What is evil? To be evil says that people are profoundly immoral and malevolent.
The term malevolent here is important. Malevolent means that a person(s) is intentionally bring harm to people which was the case when after the flood in Louisiana, there was no immediate help though officials were promising that help would arrive, people had no humane facilities, no food, no water and no rescue for days. Hence, evil in the face of a disaster.
The problem here then is knowing which is which.
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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.
“And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather convict them. For it is a shame even to speak of what is done by them in secret. But all matters being convicted, are manifested [made known] by the light, That He says, ‘Wake up, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Messiah shall shine on you.’ See then that you walk exactly, not as unwise, but wise, redeeming the time, because the days are wicked. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the desire of Yahuah is. [Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 5:11-17].
In a court of law is where people are tried for their crimes, supposedly, by a jury of their peers. However, witnesses are put on the stand in offense, defense, and character. In this thing we find that some people bear false witness swearing that it is truth. More specifically, even witness testimony has been found to be perjurious in some instance–unreliable. Consequently, these are they who sway a jury to make render a verdict, that is guilty or not guilty. It is by the testimony and the evidence thereof.
It is also the case, that evidence can cause a conviction, that is are your finger prints all over the place, are you caught on tape, or did they see your face? Today know that the Most High sees and does not slumber. For this lesson, we will see that the word convicts and we must change whatever that means for us, or be sentenced to death. For it is by grace [unto repentance] that we are saved.
Someone accused me of being critical and I say today that it is not critical if proof of the wrong is made known, that is, factual evidence that supports the word of the Book. Then who can argue that wrong is shown up. For example, if someone posts a picture of idols. It is the case that because I bring truth of what an idol is, such as crosses, and other trinkets we hold dear. It is the case, that then the word have convicted [through me] because Yahuah will not come to earth and whip us into correction himself he does that through the book. I am the one who brought that to your attention perhaps, but the truth is truth no matter who believes it Yah is calling us to repent.
My sister and I were sharing the other week and speaking of idols and she told me that she found out that these also include anything that Yahuah created, that is birds of the air, fish in the sea to animals such as bears. I love bears and have a few of those, ceramic and she says anything that resembles a created thing. Thanks sis Audrey Graham. So am I offended and believe her to be critical? No, I find that she is correct and with that it is up to me whether or not if I get rid myself of the bears.
That brings to mind this verse:
“You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.” (Exodus 20:4-6).
Hence, people are without excuse. In other words. who can argue, or rather, who finds it critical? Then, I suggest that we read the Book. There is a word of everything if we care to know it. It’s in the Book.
So then we have been misled about this. Is it worth it, then, to keep on with it when Yah says not to?
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