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.
For your hearing:
(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 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!
For your hearing:
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).
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.
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?
For your hearing:
Many of us have received truth, especially receiving truth about Yah/Yahshuah’s name. There is not a secret….many of us are really concerning ourselves with what others are going to think about them should they make it known that they no longer believe; or rather, no longer see that Jesus is the way. Moreover, some are beginning to be challenged in their belief that Jesus is the name above all names by which one can be saved. Why? It is because Yah is revealing truth that truth has been taken away and other meanings added to, which he adamantly (in text) warns against.
Now then if the word says, “If you deny me before men,” does that mean Jesus, because a multitude/mass of people claim Jesus, Lord, God everywhere. All over the nation and abroad, Christianity being the largest religion in the world, and Catholicism being 2nd. There is not a instance of denial there.
This denial then has come after one has learned truth. “If you deny me before men, I will deny you before my Father in heaven.” Right!
Therefore, it must be that this is not the name…Because, again, no one denies the name of Jesus besides a few awaken.
Today: Rethink that thing, challenge this doctrine of Satanic thinking and say…reality checks game. Yahshuah is the only way. It cannot be denied. The narrow gate is not the way of Christian thinking.
For your hearing:
What is a maiden? By definition a maiden is a young woman, or to paint a more vivid picture; a virgin. Let us note that all females are born this way, untouched, and unscathed by men. Of course a maiden can also be a non- virgin.
Where are the virgins? Of course virgins still exist; however, we have to get this word for those coming up before they fall. It’s serious!
So let us view what happened to our virgins. Hebrews, this word is for you.
This will explain a critical issue concerning sex and marriage according to covenant; especially, today when we live in an age of ‘sex run rampant,’ or the thinking is to get as much sex as you want movement. It is easy to see now why Yah preserves sex for marriage, because sex is marriage.
He says, “And the two will become ‘one flesh.’ (Genesis 2).Young women should be virgins (unmarried), no sex, untouched by any other man when presented to their husbands. This is a big problem when we find people having sex all over the place, especially the women. Conversely, we note that ignorance is not bliss in this instance. We consider that one must have the need to look past our own lives to notice that Yahwah views marriage differently than culture dictates.
Ladies, when we look at this should see that we are in error. However, it may be too late for some of us, not unto repentance, but to get our virginity back. However, we can learn this valuable lesson and teach our girls. Especially, since finding out that it is the women who are guilty of adultery.
Why are we guilty of adultery if we are not married?
Before, someone shouts ‘but he cheated!” Let it be known today that he does not commit adultery; unless, the woman is married. We commit adultery, if he has not divorced us as Yah commands. It is not man’s thoughts on marriage, but Yah’s (we don’t think like Him). Amen.
Somebody say, “IT’S A MESS!” Yes it is!
In fact, this is exactly the reason Paul taught the women saying, “The older women likewise are to be set-apart in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of what is good, in order for them to train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, blameless, workers at home, good, subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of Elohim is not evil spoken of.” (Titus 2).
Sex makes us married to him; whomever, him is we gave our virginity too. Make sure he is the one. Teach the young maidens this word. That the first is the last in Yah’s eyes, and whoever comes after that for us makes us adulteresses.
I know there are some surprised people out there. Yes, some of us have been to the divorce court many times. However, the men are not adulterers unless the woman is married; then it becomes a matter for him of covetousness. Hence, the command which says “Do not cover your neighbors wife…” (Exodus 20). Additionally, if the woman is a virgin, then he takes a wife.
There is a problem then, because our women are already married with kids and have been abandoned.
The men don’t know they’re married, and neither, do the women know and we are all adulterers and adulteresses.
Yah says, “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Elohim? Whoever therefore intends to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim.” (James 4).
The plan of Elohim for marriage does not include divorce. In fact, he hates it. Hence, why is it that the courts are plagued and filled to overflow with people siting all kinds of excuses to break covenant with their spouses?
Can it be that because we don’t know that sex is marriage, and marriage is beautiful and marriage is good, that we have fallen into the enemies trap once again?
Unbelievable! Remember, there is nothing new under the sun.
“And the serpent was more crafty and cunning than any of the beasts of the field.” (Genesis 3).
He tricked us again into believing that after having sex that very first time we were free to go and do it again. No, like Eve, we are adulterous (See: Was Eve Unfaithful to Her Husband?).
The man takes a wife and must give her a certificate of divorce, unless he causes her to commit adultery. (Matthew 5).
Teach this to the young maidens so they can live right.
Praying for all to be free once and for all.
As I was reading the letter from the white guy who said, in other words, blacks are still slaves. I was really hurt, but never did get angry though because of the way it was written. It is the case that tone played a huge part in that; or, it could be growth in the area of accepting truth. Whatever, the case, I got it; that is, black people look down on each other because of stuff we acquire, and it’s nothing new.
In James 1, there is much time spent speaking of asking for wisdom, because without it we can find ourselves in some rough places. He writes, “If any of you lack wisdom let as of Elohim…” doesn’t say run and ask bff and the boys, but to ask the right Source for it. Conversely, we seek out advice from the wrong people, because we are hung up on looks. Hence, she is a Psychiatrist, He’s a Pastor, they have a Doctorate, or a Master of Divinity and so on.
Let it be known today that outward looks kill spirits. Therefore, all the aforementioned titles look good on one’s resume’, however, what about wisdom? We must know there is no way to fight without it.
About wisdom he says, “Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as the flower of the field he shall pass away. For the sun rose with burning heat, and withered the grass, and its flower fell, and its pretty appearance perished. So shall the rich man shall fade away in his ways. (v.9-11).
You know what, with all happening I am happy to walk where I walk now. Let me tell you, someone keeps reminding me that if it had not been for a certain someone I dealt with early on; I could have been finished with school and so on…but I tell you what, I would not know what I know now, see what I see, and have the wisdom I have; nor would I have been called out from the madness of thinking I need more money, to get rich to be righteous. I boast then in my exaltation because I can make it through….and stand the test.
What about it? The testing. James continues and says, “Blessed is the man who does endure trial, for when he has been proved he shall receive the crown of life which the Master has promised to those who love Him.”
People out there chasing money are missing out on true relationship with Yahwah. Oh, we believe that petty giving in offering, dressing up our sin is making up for it…and that it is Yah who blesses with stuff.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Satan blesses with toys, Yah blesses with wisdom. Get that way down in your spirit. We can remember Kanye Wests’ statement about selling his soul for a “few toys and a happy meal.”
The Scriptures are clear, we cannot serve two Masters…
Who do you serve?
For your hearing:
” Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.” And it came to be, when יהושע had ended these words, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
for He was teaching them as one possessing authority, and not as the scribes.” (Matthew 7: 24-29)
The hunt is on in the streets as the supporters of the newly established ‘Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer’ program gets underway
seeking out those who will pray for of all people; terrorist .
What is Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer? Or better asked, why should someone pray for killers? Christians quote scriptural text to support such thinking saying, “The fervent prayers of the righteous avail much”. Hence, this thinking can be seen as a call to duty, or bearing arms so to speak through prayer.
According to a spokesperson for these radical believers, prayer is a more peaceable approach to a volatile situation with the thought showing love through prayer for our enemies.
Three questions were posed?
- How do terrorist affect you personally?
- What can you do personally to impact terrorist?
- What do you think of “Adopt a Terrorist” on the internet?
Consequently, the thought here that one person can make the difference through prayer fervent prayer that cast out demonic spirits of hate for those in need.
To learn more visit: Adopt A Terrorist for Prayer
I tell you that in times past I have had great fondness for the King James version of the bible, but tonight I found out that it is weak in context compared to richness of the text with the words and names restored. Hence, I found out the Lady Elect has a name too. What do you know? Allow me to introduce her to you.
The elder, to a chosen Kuria and her children, whom I love in truth, because of the truth that stays in us and shall be with us forever.
Favor, compassion,peace be with you from Elohim the Father and from Master Yahushua Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
And now I ask you Kuria, not as though I wrote a fresh command to you but that which we have had in the beginning, that we love one another. (v. 1-3)
I’ll pause there for a minute because in Henry dictionary the writer describes the Lady Elect as a woman and her children and I would like to take this time to note that there have been several women mentioned by name in text and their plights or their duties or their devotion mentioned without fail which left no room to a guess as to who they were. So, in this instance…the so called woman has a name; Kuria. However, Kuria, I found upon research is not a woman as in female but a tribe in Africa.
What? Someone intentionally did not want us to know that this was so.
Here is what Henry says, ” The saluted – a noble Christian matron, and her children: To the elect lady and her children. A lady, a person of eminent quality for birth, education, and estate. It is well that the gospel ha got among such. It is a pity but lords and ladies should be acquainted with the Lord Christ and his religion. They owe more to him than others do; though usually not many noble are called. Here is a pattern for persons of quality of the same sex. The elect lady; not only a choice one, but one chosen of God. It is lovely and beautiful to see ladies, by holy walking, demonstrate their election of God. And her children; probably the lady was a widow; she and her children then are the principal part of the family, and so this may be styled an economical epistle.” (Henry, 2013)
Look at this:
The Kuria are an ethnic and linguistic group resident in the Tarime, Musoma, Bunda and Serengeti districts of the Mara Region in Northern Tanzania, and the west and east districts of the former Nyanza Province in southwest Kenya. In 2006 the Kuria population was estimated to number 609,000, with 435,000 living in Tanzania and 174,000 in Kenya.
The Kuria people are mainly agriculturalists and pastoralists, with the Kenyan Kurians leaning towards agriculture and the Tanzanian Kurians more towards pastoralism. The Kurians in the Serengeti district are distinctly pastoralist.
The Kuria are closely related to the Kisii people of Kenya both in language and physique. They are said[by whom?] to have been one people until a vicious attack by the Maasai in the early 19th century scattered both populations in different directions. This apartness has led to the formation of distinct dialects which are clearly understood by both peoples. The Kuria people are divided into about 16 “subtribes” or clans, namely: Nyabasi, Bakira, Bairege, Bagumbe (who reside in both Kenyan and Tanzanian districts), Batimbaru, Banyamongo, Bakenye, Baikoma, Bamerani, as well as several others. All this subtribes or clans are present in the kisii tribe of Kenya.
The Kuria tribe is also related to the Zanaki tribe of the Mara Province in Tanzania. They share some cultural aspects.
Verse 7, “Because many who are leading astray went out into the world who do not confess Yahushua Messiah as coming in the flesh. This one is he who is leading astray and is the Anti-Messiah. See to yourselves that we do not lose what we worked for, but that we might receive a complete reward.
Everyone who is transgressing and not staying in the teaching of Messiah does not possess Elohim.