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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I can hear someone saying as I write this. How or why does she keep saying that?
Well, I wouldn’t have believed it myself, except that Yah says “all things work out for the good of them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). So we have to know this to be true no matter how its looking right now.
I know sister and brother that some of us are at our wits end with the way things are going. Remember we face the same things, having all temptations in common (1 Corinthians 10:13). Yah has provided an escape for you my friend…you will be able to bear it. Hang in there.
A while ago, my daughter contracted an infection in her eye. First it was weak and running so I do what we do and went to the drug store and bought eye drops, it was kinda pinkish but she said it didn’t hurt so I let it ride.
It got worse as time went on…during the process I noticed what I thought to be a fever blister so I said to myself that she has inward fever, treated that and it went away. Her eye didn’t improve however, I assumed by now that it was the pink eye.
We know that these doctors say there is not a cure for pink eye…so I say to myself again it will stop soon. It didn’t stop…he eye became so weak that she could not keep it open and was walking around feeling the furniture like a blind person.
I said, “Halie, why are you keeping your eyes shut, do they hurt?”
She says, “No, they won’t stay open..I can’t open them!”
Ladies and Gentlemen, all this was in the span of a little more than a week, and I tell you it got worse.
I had another bright idea, looking on the internet for eye problems and the symptoms matched that of mold in the home. We had a water leak so I was convinced that this was the problem, and demanded that my husband clean that bathroom thoroughly and paint it…we were infested. My bathroom looked great, but Halie’s eye got worse.
She screams, “OUCH, MY EYES ARE BURNING, I CAN’T SEE!”
We run out to the emergency, expecting the worse.
The doctor says, “This type of virus comes from swimming in lakes and public pools…this is the last stage of it, when it gets worse its getting better.”
He said, the sure sign was when he saw the sore healing (I thought it was a fever blister).
So Ladies and Gentlemen, that problem you got…it’s getting better. It might not seem like it cause it’s sore right now, but behind the scenes…it’s getting better.
Listen to: Encourage Yourself
The more clearly Isaiah saw God, the more aware Isaiah became of his own powerlessness and inadequacy to do anything of lasting value without God. But he was willing to be God’s spokesman. When God calls, will you also say, “Send me”?
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8)
(Life Application Bible Study Devotion)
Are you willing, even if the calls is not one of comfort?
We can say yes, however, when the time comes to go there we balk and fight because the assignment God is calling us to is against the grain…the grain meaning what everybody is doing.
How many have cooked a pot roast? I’m using an example of the pot roast because those things are really fun to cook because you get to put all these great seasonings, and it slow cooks…how many know that the juice cook through and though when that thing slow cooks.
Conversely, nobody likes a dried out and brittle roast, and neither do that like it tough. I used to watch my mother cut the meat and notably, she said that there was a way to cut it that didn’t go against the grain of the meat. The roast is made with these little lines that if cut the wrong way makes it crumble but if slice correctly you have neat thin cuts of meat that look great along side the potatoes and carrots that are waiting….hmmm, aren’t you hungry?
Well, I’m a witness that when the meat is cut correctly there is not a problem chewing and swallowing; however, if it’s not it gets stuck in your teeth and takes forever to get it out.
This is the way people are when they are asked to do something that goes against the grain of their thinking…they fall apart, because after there is a call, nothing is going to work after that…absolutely, nothing until you pick that thing up and do it.
Seemingly, it’s easier to follow the masses, but it takes much work to keep it together when you have to go against the grain, out of the area of comfort. God has been preparing us for this type of cut…seasoning, slow cooking us to desired gifting. Just right to labor.
God is calling us back, will you go?
For your hearing:
Watch: Life and Favor
- Your Sunday Bread, Can You Go? Will You Go? (grinddaileyissues.com)
Let’s talk about unequally yoked. We have been taught that we should wait on Godly and righteous men and this is a good thought if we can wait; however, the situation pans out many men and women who were not saved when they got marriage but are living righteously now.
Many people were God ordained to be married but someone might not be saved or maybe not delivered just yet. Hence, what we see is that maybe there is need of some perfecting of someone, someone needs see salvation, and someone must need help to become more like Christ. It is not the case that we are going to meet Prince Charming or Princess Charming and be whisked off into eternal blitz…someone needs to grow up and do some serious soul searching. Especially, if we have been married before, why is it that we aren’t bettering ourselves. Oh, I hear the excuses already, he didn’t , she did, and I won’t, I can’t; however, the question I ask brother, sister is what is going on when we find ourselves with other people and something is wrong with them too?
Can it be that if these people have the same problems that we are attracted to those same kinds of people or are drawing them to us; or, can it be my friend that the one thing all these wives, all these husbands has in common is you?
Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers in marriage, and in friendship. So the two have walked together and one turned back and has yet to return to Godliness equals unequally yoked. This is what happens when affairs take place within marriages and the other person must be restored. Our spirits separated, however, it doesn’t have to be adultery it can be any sin or thought that rises itself up against YHWH. Yes, YHWH remember we wrestle not against flesh and blood means that it is YHWH in us who needs to fight, too much of that flesh against flesh and we know that flesh never wins.
Renewing our minds is important…good word today….be not unequally yoked takes many forms. What we must do is find which one and fight the good fight of faith.
Stay in His Presence…
For your hearing:
2 Corinthians 6
- Come From Among Them and Live (daileytalks.wordpress.com)
- Leave and Cleave (auntieemsguide.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming an Unequal Yoke (bittersweetend.wordpress.com)
- Super-Abridged Bible: Jeremiah (anadder.com)
- “Winning Him Without Words” – Heart Tablets (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
- Unequally Yoked (sciojournal.wordpress.com)
- Complete, Don’t Compete (auntieemsguide.wordpress.com)
I have always thought from the response of seemingly mature saints that the “breakthrough” to which all saints look forward to is a blessings of God, and it should be noted as well that what we consider blessings will be our perception of the breakthrough. HalleluYah! God gets glory in the breakthrough! Glory God!
So as I hear people talking about our prospective breakthroughs coming I (and probably others like me ) have been looking at that thing from carnal eyes. I believed with everything in me that the pain, the heartache, the trials, the suffering, the lack of money and my response to those of praising God, continuing to press; travailing through prayer as a woman in spiritual labor gives birth, and the baby I waited for so expectantly would be…that great job, that husband in line and in tune with the word, the kids all lined up like little ducks to follow me, and me well of course I-deserve this because look what I- have been through. I- am the one who suffered most through this process. I am the one who had to tolerate their behavior and I- am the one God has called to this great task and of course I- am the one who is most faithful to God.
Today I tell you that I have “I-DOL” Worship. I have been worshiping me. In fact, today I know that I have I-DOL Worship because it has been passed down to me as an inheritance of sin from my ancestors, from preachers who passed it down from their teachers, from parents who passed it down to their children, from saints who pass it down through their witnessing and today my breakthrough is God bringing me into the FULL knowledge of ALL TRUTH that all have sinned and fall short, because we IDOLIZE ourselves.
If any man be in Christ he is a new creature, the old has gone the new has come. So why is it that I have IDOLIZED me and my wants; that is the job, the home, the car, the kids walking like well- trained ducks and the man who falls in line with the ideal of my IDOLIZED AND ADULTEROUS mind?
Ladies and Gentlemen, the breakthrough might mean that we might not have that million dollar house, but we worship God in the tent he gives, the kid might be all over the place, but we worship God for their sound thinking one day. The husband might not be what my IDOLIZED MIND has planned for him, but I thank GOD anyway for his willingness to stand up. These are the fruits of the spirit to which we are called, that we as a response be kind and behave the right way…righteous, holy. Glory God!
Yah’s name is great today….give him praise, repent for your I-DOL WORSHIP!
Your breakthrough is coming, but not in the way that you think. God is calling us to experience…ALL TRUTH! GET REAL!
Glory to his name!!!!
For your hearing:
2 Corinthian 5
Proverbs 31: 16-18 (AMP)
The word taught about the woman of virtue for someone who has no clue how to do anything other than wait on a man can be overwhelming. I always hear it preached in church through those women, matronly mothers, missionaries and the preacher man depict her as this suped supra woman…and I think no way can I do all that I am destined to failure; I assumed that I don’t have what it takes to take on this task.
For one thing; although I try I kinda feel sometimes that I just might get on my husband’s nerves. It is not the case that he gets on mine at this moment because now the spotlight glares directly on me; Kayla, the church lady, the lady elect, and the one who God has chosen to be wife, ma, and grandma to many. Now, the kids aren’t so pleased with me, because I have rules and guidelines for grown, not so grown and not grown yet that didn’t exist a while back…so as it goes I am not popular. However, I found out that I don’t have to be popular to be blessed; they will believe it later I suppose.
“She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] and makes her arms strong and firm.18 She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust]. ”
I had to choose the right thing over the wrong thing; regardless of what others might think or say my decision was to consider the word of God safe. I bought it hook line and sinker; every inch of me, and every part of my being says that it is a wise investment which will reap a return 100 fold.
I always thought of the field as something to be bought with money; thus, unreachable. That’s carnal thinking and doesn’t go along with God’s plan, because God’s plan doesn’t deal with money; he adds it, supplies our needs, and tells us don’t worry. So when I think of the field today…I think of new territory as something that which adds value; has value. Women today are doing all types of stuff that wasn’t so fifty years ago. Women are heads of company’s, partners, doctors, lawyers and other career choices; even I as a writer must say the field for me is wide open with promise for me.