Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quote du Jour - David Hood

Our character is created moment by moment. Moment by moment we are changed. Choice by choice we become who we are. If we reject the pleading of the Holy Spirit to repent and turn from lawlessness, we will become hardened in our sin. The man who appears in the mirror tomorrow may not even be capable of hearing the pleading of the Holy Spirit.
Today is the day of salvation -- while you can still hear -- if you can still hear.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Least of These.....

Matthew 25:31-46
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”



Recently I have been reminded, encouraged... and reproved, that my current mission field is my home and my disciples are these wee monkeys at my skirts.

These verses keep coming up in my mind....  Speaking of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring and nurturing those who neeeeeeed to be loved.

I look to my service.  Am I keeping them fed?  Clothed?  Am I teaching them when I rise and when I sit and when I walk?

Now....
Am I doing it as if FOR THE LORD?  When my children are pressing me and seem to be pushing all my buttons.... am I responding to them as if THEY were trial and hardship, or my chance to shine and my blessing?  Am I standing up to the challenge as a child of God responding to His call, or just reacting to the moments trouble with my own emotional and unbalanced attitude?

I might feel like my day is meaningless and more than a little tedious.  Dishes, Laundry, Diapers, Wipe Noses, repeat all day, every day.  But here Yahshua sums up our ENTIRE service to YHWH and His subsequent acceptance of His servants based on this criteria.

Did you serve?  Selflessly?  When no one was looking??

Apparently, it is not unnoticed at all and it's worth is more than this world holds.

May He look on our service and call us, "Come, you blessed of My Father..."



New Testament Verses That Prove Torah


The Podcast he refers to, listing 208 New Testament Verses that show Torah is not done away with.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

He Shall Immerse You....


Chag Sameach! Happy Feast of Shavuot and Pentecost!




Jeremiah 31:31-34
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

Hebrews 8:8-12
He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

Chag Sameach!!! - Happy Feast of Shavuot and Pentecost!


Jeremiah 31:31-34
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

Hebrews 8:8-12
He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

The Precious Oil Poured Out - Pentecost and Shavuot

“It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Life forevermore.”
(Psalm 133:2-3)

This Psalm is prophetically speaking about Pentecost. Christ ascended forty days after His resurrection. Ten days later, after the ten day requisite period to become a High Priest, Christ was anointed to the office of Heavenly High Priest -- fifty days after the ascension: Pentecost.

At His anointing the oil (Holy Spirit) spilled from His beard (like Aaron’s), to the edge of His garments, to the mountains of Zion and spilled upon His disciples at Pentecost. The heavenly sanctuary was open for business! The great High Priest was in office! The sacrifice of the Lamb was available to all who would repent and put their sins on the Lamb of God.

First shared by David Hood - https://www.facebook.com/davehood

Full Movie - The Jesus Movie


   

Full Movie - The Ten Commandments


Hubble Shows Us Our God is Greater!

They just released a new composite picture (many pictures put together) from Hubble's last 10 or so years.  Using newer technologies they have been able to capture images of THOUSANDS of previously unknown galaxies in vivid and amazing colors.

God Is Big
http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/features/god-is-big/article_4a6cc31c-edbe-11e3-83a2-0019bb2963f4.html

Hubble's latest deep field imagery is the most colorful picture of the universe we've ever taken...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/06/hubble-deep-space2014/?ncid=rss_truncated\

A larger image of the latest Hubble release photo....
http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/screen/heic1411a.jpg

Reminds me of one of my favorite songs!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlA5IDnpGhc

Friday, June 6, 2014

Deuteronomy on the Latter Days

“When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the Lord your God to provoke Him to anger, 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed. 27 And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you. 28 And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice 31 (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

Deuteronomy 4:25-31

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shavuot: A Call for an Agrarian Torah

Shavuot: A Call for an Agrarian Torah
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shoshana-friedman/shavuot-a-call-for-an-agrarian-torah_b_3283903.html
"Too poor to afford food, Ruth goes to glean barley in the field of a wealthy farmer named Boaz. Boaz turns out to be a close relative of Naomi's late husband, and he is therefore a family redeemer who can marry Ruth. Often overlooked as part of his role, Boaz is also the person who can reclaim the land Naomi's family had to sell in the famine (see Leviticus 25:23-28 for laws on relatives redeeming land for each other). In marrying each other and reacquiring the family's land, Boaz and Ruth reunite the land with its family."

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Quote du Jour - Ernest Hemingway

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

Ernest Hemingway

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