Monthly Archives: September 2014

Guard your heart

I am not sure if I even have the vocabulary to articulate all the evil things that I have seen in the past few weeks. Such ugliness and hatred that I am not sure if a vocabulary exist that could encompass its depth, much less likely to discover a way to do so without allowing the stench from it to infect me. I know only the Messiah is keeping me as my eyes are being opened to see the things that I see. Yet, I know these things must come to pass because they are written in scripture. Yahushah told us that the servant is not greater than the Master, if they persecuted him they will persecute us also. (John 15:20) Nevertheless, I must watch and pray as difficult as it may be as I uncover stories old and new of such atrocities, yet remain mindful that Yahushah says “vengeance is his and he shall repay”. (Rom. 12:19)

As I am watching these things unfold in the world scripture does provide me comfort. I don’t know how anyone can make it in this life without Christ. Because let’s face reality the world system we live in operates under a strange definition of justice that is far from being color blind, rather it is color struck, and the reality is there is a double standard, but the bottom line is irrespective of that we must put our trust in the Creator. Remembering that it really has less to do with color than it does the adversary knows who we are. Like Joseph we must know that our Father has a great love for us, but we will need to repent of our pride if we are to be restored. He has covered us with a coat of many colors and has sent us out into the world to spread forth his light, and as scripture says what communion has light with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14) To hate someone because of the color of their skin is to hate someone without cause, therefore the only conclusion one can gather is there is a deeper force at work, a hidden truth that children of darkness want to keep from coming to the children of light. However, praise be to God that this truth is not only coming to light but that it is dispelling the ugliness of hatred and bigotry through the pure and undefiled blood of the Lamb of God.

As great of a temptation as it may be to go all vigilante we must remember who we are in this play called life and to whom we belong. We are the offspring of Joseph and as the suffering servant it is not for us to take matters into our own hands, but to remain steadfast in the power of His might knowing that we shall reap in due season, but we can’t afford to faint right now. (Gal. 6:9) We can’t afford to allow the circumstances that surround us to cause us to lose our cool.

Our God is the master of getting his children out of impossible situations. This is not to turn from our faith or on truth, but rather to persevere recognizing that some things are allowed to happen to get our attention. Many of us are blind and distracted because rather than putting our trust in Yah we have placed it in the hands of Government or religious institutions. However, we aren’t going to make it unless we return to him + none other. No other subsidies, plan B’s, or side deals, we are going to have to trust Yah if we plan on making it through to the final stretch. We can’t afford to be side tracked; the enemy would have us dividing over politics, religion “so called”, race, and sex when none of those are the issue. What is an issue is that the powers of darkness are overwhelming the power of light because those who have had the light of the Gospel lit within them to proclaim the truth have backed up, held their peace, and shut their mouths and in essence by our lack of response we have hid our light under a bushel and magnified the darkness by our unwillingness or ignorance.

As far as I am concerned I don’t see a difference between the spirit behind the KKK or ISIS, because it is the same spirit of death that operates in both seeking to annihilate a people for self motivated reasons whether it is hiding behind a pagan religious system or a belief that color gives you some sort of class structure that categorizes you as a god. Regardless both are based on a misguided faith that elevates self at the expense of others. However, the teachings of Christ are not so. We are admonished by scripture to love others as ourselves. (Matt. 22:39)

Yet the answer regardless of the case is plain and simple, and found in scripture, guard your heart with all diligence Saints, for out of it flows the issues of life. (Prov. 4:23) Be informed about what is going on, but never forget who our confidence and trust is to depend on. Allow the ugliness to do what it is supposed to do for you as a believer become compassionate so that your prayers won’t be limited to just us four and no more, allow it to widen your circle to recognize that there are needs other than your own. While we don’t want to be partakers of the evil that is taking place, we do not want to be ignorant of it either. We are called to be wise as the serpent, yet harmless as the dove. (Matt. 10:16) Know your adversary, yet be led by the Spirit of your God and expect him to deliver you whether in life or through death.

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The Peaceable Life

 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.(1Ti 2:1-2)

 

                We today are suffering as a matter of ignoring this very vital piece of advice given to us in the book of Timothy. Whether the Klu Klux Klan’s men here or the ISIS (your foreign KKK) leaders abroad terror is destined to come where we have failed to follow the instructions of Yah. Yah knew what man left to himself would lead to. Men at war produces restlessness at home, when there is no peace at home then everyone in that area suffers.

                Where the true Elohim is not embraced, no true peace can occur, since the peace he leaves with us, is not as the world gives peace but only that peace which comes from Yahushah the one who died for us has given. Yahushah gives us the reassurance that regardless of what is going on in the world if we have his peace that we need not be afraid nor should our heart be troubled. (John 14:27) Unless we address the terrorists that are running rampant in our nation we will not be in a position to address the same issues taking place over there. As scripture puts it we need to first get the mote out of our own eye, so that we can see clearly to get the beam out of our brother’s eye. (Matt. 7:3-5) I know we don’t like to hear it and many think that this subject creates division, but we can’t expect change to occur in any nation unless we deal with reality, not simply sweep it under the rug.

                There is a time to pray, but after we pray what are we doing with the answer that Yah gives us? To pray without a consideration of obeying the answer that comes produces confusion not direction. It is important we understand what we see written here in Timothy and women let’s not get sensitive over the issue because it has nothing to do with men being more valuable to God or anything else. It has everything to do with the fact that wars are not started by women, unrest in a nation doesn’t start with us, we are just the bystanders who are infected by it. If we were the catalyst both scripture and what we see in our world today would not consist of women and children being spared in war while men being killed but rather women, children, and men being killed. Granted there were nations so wicked that Yah instructed the children of Israel to wipe out men, women, children and animals. (Deut. 7:2) One can only imagine how far away from Yah a nation will have to be in order for him to require such a thing. In those nations there was nothing redeemable about anyone or any creature there, it was as it was before Noah got on the ark. Wickedness had to reach an all time high, point of no return for such an instruction to be given.

                When Adam is at peace, Eve is secure. When we have righteous leadership then a nation is exalted, but when wickedness reigns it is a reproach to any people. (Prov . 14:34) A nation experiencing unrest is a clear sign of a nation that has departed from Yah. The bible tells us that Yah will make our enemies our footstool, if our enemies are having victory over us it is a clear sign that we have lost favor with the Father. (Psa. 110:1; Deut. 28:7; Deut. 28:25) Now is the time to begin fervently praying for all men everywhere, husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, kings, rulers, ministers, and the like. Pray that they will have ears to hear and eyes to see the very clear signs that the heavenly Father is revealing in this hour so that we can once again obtain the peaceable life in all godliness and honesty we once had the opportunity to enjoy.