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Do Not Worry and Do Not Fret!


worryThe 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.

For your hearing:

Psalms 37

Matthew 6

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Rest and Wait Patiently?


psalm_37_7“Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices. Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil. For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the earth”. (Psalms 37:7-9).

We do not want to hear that. What we do not want to hear is wait patiently, nor, do we want to rest. Well this type of rest has nothing to do with laying down and taking stuff, however, what it does have to do with is taking matters into our own hands. How do we know? We look at the term displeasure and note that the tendency towards that has been stirred by emotion by what we see.

One translation says anger, that is be angry and sin not, but lets look at displeasure and see where that leads us.

Most of the time we look past ourselves in matters such as ‘forsaking wrath’, and if we use the term anger we can’t look at ourselves even though we are the ones angry. In anger we say of the other party, “You did this or that!” Or we say, “You make me!” Well today I say that no one has that much power to make anyone do anything. Hence, if we do “it” we do so unto our own selves.

So when the scripture says to forsake wrath, then this is not for them it is for us. Have we forsaken wrath in our (((own))) displeasure?

See it like this? When we are displeased with something do we:

1. Sacrifice to idols
2. Make idols
3.Bear false witness,
4. Steal
5. Murder,
6. Commit adultery
7. Covet anything that is our neighbors
8. Dishonor parents [with how you live?]

In that, we have new found insight into what is displeasing to the Most High. Hence, this view tells us that it truly not about them, but all about dealing with our emotions concerning them.

Have your way Yah. Psa 31:3 For You are my rock and my stronghold; For Your Name’s sake lead me and guide me.

Good Deeds


proverbs 16_3We 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.
For your hearing:
Matthew 20

Dinah: A Daughter of Promise


black-mother-baby-16x9-thumb-631xauto-31463-436x355Dinah, Yaacob’s only daughter. What became of her? In text there has only been one instance of so called violence against a woman there and it concerns her (Genesis 34). There have been questions in my mind about her for years. However, learning now about the errors in translation; as well as, missing books has prompted me to look for answers.

Here, rape is the premise in the King James text however, I bring another view.

A recap of the event sees “Dinah going out to visit the daughters of the land.” Hence, knowing what we know about Yacob one can note that the family moved around quiet a bit. How do we know that? We know that Jacob had acquired a flock of sheep and goats, and that being that Hebrews are a hunter and gathering tribe, we also know that these tribes moved around alot, because food sources change with seasons and so do water sources. (See: http://hunter-gatherers.org/facts-and-theories.html). Hence, it is fair to say that Dinah, being new to the neighborhood went out to meet new friends (daughters).

“And Dinah, the daughter of Lĕ’ah, whom she had borne to Yaʽaqoḇ, went out to see the daughters of the land” (Genesis 34:1).

There is a problem here then, why does the translated text present a different view? My understanding says that there are terms which lend to excuse in using violence in situations, also lends premise to why women seek abortion and also throws the ‘taking a wife’ law Yah gives and throws it out the window.

“And Sheḵem, son of Ḥamor the Ḥiwwite, prince of the land, saw her and took her and lay with her, and humbled her.” (Genesis 34:2, The Scriptures).

It is the case that changing terms changes the tone of the story. In the King James Bible the term ‘violated’ or ‘defiled’ is used, and in The Scriptures (See: http://www.isr-messianic.org/) uses the term ‘humbled’.

Big difference, Look:

Violate(d). When one is violated, the premise is that a person has been treated irrevelantly, disrespected, desecrated or profaned.

Defile(d). When one is defiled, they are taken advantage of, made foul or dirty, unclean or tainted; made impure.

Humble(d). when one is humbled the premise is that their independence is destroyed, power of the will of that person.

All of these are good terms to know, but one of these is not like the other in the sense that we have to know Law Concerning Virgins to see truth. (While we’re at it lets look at the word concerning the man ‘taking’ a wife for future reference.)

Let’s take a look:

“If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.”(Dueteronomy 22:13-21).

None of this happened, because the very next verse we see, “And his being clung to Dinah the daughter of Yaʽaqoḇ, and he loved the girl and spoke kindly to the girl.” (Genesis 34:3)

In fact we see that Shekem went and asked his father to go to Yaacob and ask for her to become his wife. Here is the true problem:

1) He did not get permission, he just ‘took her’.
2) There was no ‘Brides Wealth’ or dowry committed to the family of the betrothed until after the deed was done. (for definition of bridewealth, see: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/79255/bridewealth).

This is why she was violated, in the sense of law because she was not betrothed to him. However, we have to know that this is not the brutal rape that we see today. I am taking you somewhere, hang on.

Look what comes next, “And the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ came in from the field when they heard it. And the men were grieved and very wroth, because he had done a senseless deed in Yisra’ĕl by lying with Yaʽaqoḇ’s daughter, which should not be done.” (Genesis 34:7)

She was disrespected (violated) in this sense that once a virgin is found to be no longer a virgin she can’t marry anyone else, according to Hebrew law her life was ruined; as far as marriage is concerned. So we think, because we don’t see anything else about her after her brothers took her out of Shekems house and killed his entire family.

Yaacob was anquished because of his sons. He obviously did not see that the girl was violently raped. He agreed to the marriage of his daughter. Look at what he told his sons:”And Yaʽaqoḇ said to Shimʽon and Lĕwi, “You have troubled me by making me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites. And I am few in number, they shall gather themselves against me and shall smite me, and I shall be destroyed, my household and I.” (Genesis 34:30, The Scriptures)

Why are we not told that? We see other women, prostitutes and their story. Hence, Why aren’t we told what happened to her? Surely if she was worth mentioning one would like to know what became of her. Where to look for truth?

In The Midrash (Yalkut Shimoni, 134) says that Dinah conceived a child, a daughter called Asneth (Shekem’s baby). Asneth grew up and came to live in Potihar’s house in Eqypt. Who else was there? Joseph who was the viceroy to the king and also son to Jacob. Joseph, who eventually married Asenth (his neice) and they had two children; Mansseh and Ephraim. (See also: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/asnint.htm)Now that so called rape has turned into something else hasn’t it? Through Yah, it is showing us that the event was only made violent because of Yaacob’s sons, and that because of it a child grew up without her father. The fact that she was pregnant was taken out. (To see other accounts: http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/dinah-midrash-and-aggadah).

Another view that comes from this knowledge is that Dinah was a single mother, and was not a disturbed rape victim she went on to do other things, and her life gives hope to other single moms to live a modest life despite trials that come. (Psalms 45:13). For our single moms, no matter the reason for it:

The story of Dinah now becomes a story of triumph for every woman who is naturally influential. We have our work ahead but press on sister. The best is yet to come, Don’t allow anyone tell you different.

Fallen Sheep


This is good word to start the day. Image

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: 

Matthew 10

For God so Loved the World? Or True Israel?


court gavelConcerning John 3:16-21. I wrote Israel in place of “the world” and someone said they don’t think that is a right translation it should say the world.

I say what makes someone think that when God hates idol worshipers? Moreover, I don’t know that “the world” is a correct translation seemingly if we think about it, that is, if someone was so bold as to change Yahuwah and Elohim to God lord and Lord and the the name Yahushuah to lord then what makes us think that “the world” did not replace Israel.

Hear the truth said, “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not right to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs.And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Yahshuah answered and said unto her, O woman, great is your faith: be it unto you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. ” (Matthew 15:24).

We missed it, it is not about the woman and her child, except to say that by her faith her child was healed. There is no association needed there. Many people confuse this to mean that Yahshuah came for everyone. However, it is the case that he says that he “came for the lost sheep of Israel.”

This indicates that it is by grace that Israel is saved…we can wish for salvation, we can think salvation, we can play saved, look saved, act saved and all else but this message is clear that Yahuwah came to save Israel.

However, if you have faith as the woman did…you can be made whole TOO!

There is not another way….he is the narrow gate. More to the point. Israel is His chosen. That’s the message of hope for True Israel.

I still say that it is Israel who is saved by grace…for Yahuwah so loved Israel that he sent his son….

In 1 Corinthians Paul tells the church that they are responsible for “judging” the saints who are in fellowship with other believers and in short tells them that it is Yahuwah who judges the world…why would God send his Son for the world he is going to judge?

Take a look:

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? ” (1 Corinthians 6:1-11)

Stop right there! This is not about somebody suing you, look deeper.

Hence, we see here that Paul says that so called saints should not run to the “world system” to solve their problems when they can handle them amongst themselves. Why would Yahuwah then be concerned for “the world?” He does not love “the world” which is full of idolatry. If we look at it….it took Him sending Yahshuah to save us for him to even acknowledge us, Israel because we fell to idol worship. God doesn’t see us when we are not walking in righteousness, meaning honoring the covenant and the commandments. God sent his son for Israel whom he calls and still calls an ADULTEROUS NATION, NOT THE WORLD.

Judgement means he has turned his back and ready to administer punishment ON THE WORLD. Hence, what we see here is people trying to get in living and acting any kind of way. It doesn’t work like that. No one comes to the Father except through the Son and that means something has got to change. HE CAME FOR THE LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL. YOU ARE SAVED BY GRACE.

See, the word says, “Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Yahshuah, and by the Spirit of our Elohim.”

Wake up Israel!!!!

The Lord is My Keeper


Good Morning,

I wanted to share this with you because there are times, even now when we need strength to continue. Very encouraging video. I encourage you read Psalm 121, it is short but powerful. God is the answer for all we face.

Enjoy!

PSALM 121

The Lord is my Keeper

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Take the suit off!


I wanted to share this story again today because I’ve praying for me son Dendrick to come to know who He is in Christ. He is gifted and talented and Holy Ghost filled, but like us all face some trials. Today it was a blessing to read his heartfelt prayer for the Sons & Daughters of the Promise group. He’s growing in wisdom of the word….please keep him lifted.

Here’s a story I wrote about him some months ago, God is working it out…be encouraged.

TAKE THE SUIT OFF!

2 Kings 5

My fourth child, Dendrick has been both a joy and challenge to raise. Out of all the children he is the one who has the most difficulty adapting to life, because he wants and thinks that everything must be done according to the Dendrick standard of law which says, “I said it and therefore it should be as I say!” He is the child whom I think has the greatest gifts (not saying that all don’t have gifts), but only that his are greater in the sense that he has a call on his life. But my son is very materialistic in his approach to life, he likes to dress well and does a good job at it…loves to be the center of attention, loves to receive gifts; simply put he loves stuff. As a result I believe this love of stuff has gotten in the way of his faith in God.

I remember a time when it seemed that he was continually acting out at school and no matter what I did or said to him nothing worked, so I decided to take him to my brother. Now if you’re a kid in our family a trip to the Bishop’s office can mean one of two things, you are getting rewarded or you’re in trouble. That Sunday when we arrived at church I immediately took him to Bishop’s office, he was there awhile. Later, right before service began he appeared all disheveled and crying. To make things worse, he appeared this way in front of a crowded congregation.

After church I get a call from Bishop saying that he had taken off his belt and was about to spank him when Dendrick said, “But Uncle I got on my suit!”

Bishop says, “Boy I don’t care about no suit TAKE IT OFF!”

Now that’s funny, but sadly shows how we can hide behind the stuff of the world to save us. Don’t we sometimes see achievement and success as having arrived? Sadly we think that we can get pass the things of God because of our titles and positions of authority. We want healing but when God tells us to do something that we find demeaning or beneath us, we whine and complain, but God we say, “I’ve got my suit on!”

Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” “ But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.” (2 Kings 5:10-12).

My brother gave me these words, “don’t always look for a podium,” meaning that God will provide many opportunities for his word to go forth. Do I see talking and witnessing to the homeless of the world or those who are spiritually poor and needy as demeaning? No, I have had many opportunities to witness while feeding them breakfast and lunch, and sometimes it wasn’t a pretty sight….God is saying how low will you go for the kingdom? Be willing to get your hands dirty!!!

TAKE THE SUIT OFF…AND GIVE IT TO GOD!!! Wow!!!

Father we thank you that your word has gone forth and that we don’t have to hide behind the stuff of this life to claim victory…it is not about our titles or how we looked dressed up. It is about our work for the kingdom which requires submission. We thank you for revelation and insight and we give you praise…we want to remove the suit so that all they see is you!!! In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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