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Monday, December 18, 2017

Hanukkah - Dedicating Our Temples, Day 8


Oh what a joyous time this has been.  This testing, for me, was hard and at times very painful.  But having rooted some dirt out I feel braver and freer and closer to facing the future YHWH has for me and my family.

1 Cor 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Isa 64:4
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.


Tonight is when my family will be lighting the candles for the last time for Hanukkah.  Of course this is not an ending.  This is the beginning of the rest of our walk with Him.  And here is where we LOUDLY declare our allegiance, our purpose and our master.

Mat 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Romans 6:15-23
15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,[a] you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For this last day of Hanukkah, my husband and I will set aside the necessary time to DEDICATE our home and family.

2Ch 7:9
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Neh 8:18
Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

We will use pure olive oil.

Exo 27:20
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

Lev 24:2
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Exo 25:6
Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

We will mark the doors and windows.  We will mark the beds.  We will mark the children's foreheads.  We will sprinkle our gardening spaces.  We will mark each other's foreheads.

Exo 29:7
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.

Exo 29:21
And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

We will declare that THIS belongs to YHWH, for His glory, for HIS will. We declare that we willingly ask YHWH to have His way with us and do whatever He wants in our lives and in this space.  We shema, hear and do, the law of YHWH and ask that He be our Elohim, and we be His people.

Jos 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

And we will REJOICE.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=rejoice+be+glad&t=KJV#s=s_primary_0_1

Sunday, December 17, 2017

To Till or Not To Till

The Bible does not say to till the ground. The word means to put in subjection and to work.  It is the same word for a man working. Our current farm practices of tilling destroy soil structure and kill beneficial bacteria, nemotodes and worms by cutting, breaking and crushing the soil. Does this sound like the labor put on man? Definitely not by YHWH!

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?t=kjv&strongs=h5647


To learn about the no till garden
https://www.backtoedenfilm.com

And

https://youtu.be/RI3nJ4HjWPk

Mark Biltz: Chanukah and the End Times

Hanukkah - Cleaning Out Our Temples, Day 7

Prayers for your blessing as you gird up your strength and continue this FIGHT for purity and cleanliness before our Holy and Set Apart Elohim!

We have really been studying and digging deep.  And for my part, I was really feeling overwhelmed, despairing, and defeated.

Here I am, trying so hard to please this Perfect YAH!  Here I am, working and studying and praying and 'keepin on'.  And let's face it, it isn't enough.

There are some who have lied to themselves and believe that they are free to do anything under Christ because grace will cover it.  I assure you that this is NOT TRUE and you are deceiving yourself.  Yahshua said that they will hear, "DEPART FROM ME WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS!"

Matthew 7:21-23
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Oh my heart trembles to think of His loving and mighty voice saying that to me!

There are some who have lied to themselves and believe that they can follow the law so perfectly and be considered pure and do not need a saviour.  James reminds us that if we have EVER FAILED IN ONE POINT WE WILL BE FOUND GUILTY.  YHWH wants PERFECTION in spirit and truth.  And no man has learned to control all his words and thoughts.  And even great and very wise men, such as David and Solomon, have fallen into transgressing the law.

James 2:10-13
10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

How sad I am to hear that these are throwing away our beautiful saviour. How I weep to know they have trampled on the sacrifice and will not be offered it again!

And here I am.... trying to win this race. And not just for me!  But for my husband, and for my children. For my friends and for my extended family. For the Glory of Israel!

And I know I am not good enough....

Exodus 3:5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

I must remove everything that stands between me and HIm.

Exodus 19:22 Also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, lest the Lord break out against them.”

I must cleanse myself inside and out.

Exodus 24:2 Moses alone shall come near to the Lord, but the others shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.”

I must lean upon my beautiful, mighty and glorious annointed one, Yahshua to cover the ground that I cannot.

Hebrews 4:14-16
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

And I must KEEP FAITH.

Hebrew 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

So tonight I lift my prayers that we can all remind ourselves of WHO Yahshua is, WHAT He did for us, and WHY He did it.  Then we can remind ourselves of WHO that makes us, WHAT He wants of us, and WHY would we ever let go of that perfect and Holy joy!

Thank you so much Yahshua for coming and saving me. Please be my light.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Jonathan Cahn - Hanukkah Foreshadows The Antichrist

Amazing. I knew that Hanukkah was prophetic of end times, as Daniel and Ezekiel are also. But to see the connection of Daniel and Ezekiel prophesy directly prophesying the events of Maccabees!?! We know that Yahshua said it will happen again the end times, which is why I firmly believe study of this event is necessary. To hear that the prophet words accurately described it coming as well. We have the shadow, and we have it in the flesh as well. Spirit and truth.

Learn it so that you and your children might live!!!

https://youtu.be/r-5FB-t0c4Y

Monday December 17, 2012: Chanukah and the End Times

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hanukkah - Cleaning Out Our Temples, Day 5

Shalom as we continue our process of cleaning, prepping, and dedicating our temples to YHWH!

Today we are going to look at the correlations between Hanukkah and the parable of the 10 virgins.

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish."

I believe these women are betrothed and called to be Brides to the Bridegroom.  Looking at the ancient betrothal and marriage practices we find that a man would choose his bride, pay a price to the father for the bride, and a gift to the bride as a promise.  He would then go to his homeland to prepare a home for his family and return for her when it was ready.  Our bridegroom, Yahshua paid a price to THE Father, His perfect sacrifice, and left a gift to His bride until His return, the Holy Spirit.

But just because we were called, doesn't mean we make it to the end.  Some are foolish.  Some are wise.

"They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps."

Notice that they ALL have their lamps.  The Word is the lamp.  We HAVE the word.

Psa 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

But the foolish do not have any oil with them. The wise took oil with them.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

The bridegroom, like our own, did not return quickly, and THEY ALL SLEPT.  Some would argue with me. But I believe EVERYONE slept.  For a little while the believers were full of zeal and spirit.  This word midnight is translated from 'mesos' = middle or midst, and 'nyx' which means night, and death, sins, shame, moral stupidity and darkness.  Strong's says that this is when even the weary and drunkards fall asleep.

It feels like this is an apt description of Hanukkah.

The rededication of the temple occurred in the middle of deep darkness.  And the 25th of Kislev occurs in the middle of the darkness of winter.  It is dark. It is cold.  Aleph Beta recently correlated Hanukkah with Adam's first winter, and we can still feel that connection.  This physical darkness is showing us a spiritual message.

We are in the midst of Spiritual Darkness.

And all of us were asleep.

BUT THE CRY ARISES! HE IS COMING! LIGHT YOUR LAMPS! HE IS COMING!

Oh, can you feel that cry in your bones!?! We shake off the slumber, we shamefacedly brush ourselves off and make ourselves as presentable as we possibly can.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

The word translated as 'trimmed' here is kosmeo.  It means to put in order, arrange, make ready, prepare, and to adorn and ornament, especially with HONOR.  It is the same word used when Yahshua speaks about the man with evil spirits who cleans out his 'house' in Matthew 12.  It is also found in Luke 21 when they priests were praising how beautifully 'adorned' the temple was, and Yahshua said that it would soon be thrown down, not one stone upon another.

You can see that since we have awoken we are really scurrying to ADORN ourselves, trim our lamps, because HE IS COMING!

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

But the foolish had no oil.
And the wise had only JUST enough oil.  They encouraged the others to go and get some for themselves.

But what is this oil?

Looking up oil in the bible, we are almost inundated with verses.  So many of the sacrifices have oil in them.  There is the anointing oil.  In the blessings and the curses of Deut we are promised abundant oil, or a lack of oil. 1 Kings 17:14 We have a miracle of oil not running out and meat not going bad.  2 Kings 4 We have another miracle of oil, where a little jar filled many large jars.

Now I do not know if the one day's oil lasted for eight days at the Re-Dedication of the Temple.  But there is NO DENYING that it is possible.  Our God does do miracles. And miracles of Oil are throughout the law and the prophets.

1 Samuel 61:3 says we will be given the oil of joy for mourning.

Heb 1:9 says we will be given the oil of gladness because we loved righteousness and hated lawlessness.

But still, WHAT IS THIS OIL?

And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
Exodus 27:20

This oil is the cleanest and purest oil of hand beaten fresh olives.  This oil is caused by pressing and squeezing without mechanical means.  (A mortar and pestle are allowed?) This is a PERSONAL pressing.

Steve Moutria (I think) did a teaching on the narrow path, tribulations, and our testimony being this pressed oil.  Cole Davis, in yesterdays video, shared with us the mental image of the sponge being pressed.

WHAT COMES OUT OF US WHEN WE ARE PRESSED?

Is it pure oil?

Is it bitter waters?

I admit, fearfully, that I see both in me.

And when I hear that HE IS COMING!... Do I have ENOUGH OIL?  Do I have any oil left?

The enemy laughs and laughs.

But the word still has the LAST laugh.

And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.
Numbers 4:16

El = God.
Azar = Is our Help

El is our HELP! El is given the office pertaining to OIL! El is going to HELP US WITH OUR OIL!

El is going to make sure our little tiny bit of oil IS ENOUGH.

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

The Bridegroom is coming.  And those that have enough oil are ready and waiting for Him and WELCOMED IN!  This right here is a huge teaching in and of itself. The marriage, the hiding away, the shutting into the Ark of Noah, the Ark of the Covenant, the sealing and carrying away with the wings of eagles.  We hear alot about the Rapture from the Church, full of misunderstandings and a lack of biblical basis.  But the hiding away of the bride before the wrath of YHWH comes is COMPLETELY BIBLICAL.

Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

The foolish are not sealed with the Bridegroom.  Personally I do not know their fate.  Some believe that it is the end for them.  But I think it likely that SOME are saved, but not the bride.  Those that did try and are totally willing to repent, but didn't know the messiah or didn't know the law.  I don't know.  But I fully trust that YHWH is a good God and gives everyone every opportunity.

I also pray that I am learning and submitting and taking my opportunity NOW to be ready.

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 25:1-13


The Lion's Path 12.13.2017 - Back in the Fight

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Biblical View of Pornography and Prostitution

Biblical View of
Pornography and Prostitution
Spreading the Gospel of
Redemption and True Love

Hanukkah - Cleaning Out Our Temples, Day 3

Shalom to you on your journey to Clean Out Your Temple!


We are all in different situations in our home and family life.  Maybe you are young and still live with your parents, or are single and living alone or with friends.  Others are married, some with children, some without.  Some have extended family living with them. House, apt, bedroom, or car. Your home is your castle.

Do you want the enemy inside your gates?

Are you LETTING the enemy inside your gates?

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7

Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
1 Peter 5:8-9

Remember that the word said a person who did not care for their family was worse than an unbeliever.

What you allow in your home physically equals what you allow in your home spiritually.


Do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:27

Some of this might seem like ridiculously simple stuff. But where I draw the line, might not match up with where you draw the line. At no point do I require you to follow MY line.  But I hope and pray that we can all SEEK and SUBMIT to HIS lines.

Physical Abuses, Drug or Alcohol Abuses, Pornography, Witchcraft and Spiritism.

On the surface we might be able to agree on these, but digging deep we may have more struggles than expected.

Physical Abuses can include hitting, harsh discipline, force, neglect.  It can also include yelling and belittling. Is our home a safe and uplifting place?

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 5:22-33

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become discouraged.
Colossians 3:21

Drug and Alcohol Abuses can include prescribed, over the counter, illicit.  At some point in time we need to confront the word for sorcery in scripture, Pharmekia, and decide what it means for us.  At some point in time we need to confront that every herb was given to man as food and medicine, but for years our society has been incarcerating and labeling people for the use of just such an herb.  Where do we begin and end our faith in YHWH Raffa, YHWH the Healer?

saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
Exodus 15:26

Pornography while obviously covering 'those sites', magazines, etc, it would also start touching on what TV shows and movies we are watching.  It could include 'romance' novels. What view of sexuality is allowed in our homes?

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18

Witchcraft and Spiritism can include talismans, yoga, chakra, karma, tarot, ouija, seances, horoscopes, reincarnation.  It can also include our tv and movies again, and books, whether factual or just 'non fiction entertainment'. What voices and ideas are allowed to speak into our homes?

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12

These are important considerations we must make in our homes.  And while we may have considered them previously and made our decisions, it is ALWAYS a good idea to periodically check them again.  How much have we grown in the word since then? How much more have we learned about the character of YHWH since then?

Does our line stand up to scrutiny today?

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Matthew 7:24-27

This is not easy.

Unfortunately many of our brothers and sisters in Israel live with nonbelievers.  How much more difficult these topics get!!

But do not despair.  Regardless of your personal situation, YHWH KNOWS ALL OF IT. And He sees you.  And as we discussed before, HE sees deep inside your inner parts, he searches and examines the heart.  We must do the best that we can and He will bless and guide us as we continue on.

We will have to keep learning and cleaning until we stand before the throne and all things are made clear.

Until then we must persevere and keep pressing in.

An examination of our pressing and pure oil.
http://www.hebroots.org/hebrootsarchive/0003/000303_g.html

May YHWH richly bless you as you walk on this path of purification for His Glory!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hanukkah - Cleaning Out Our Temples, Day 2

Blessings upon you Feast of Dedication!



Yesterday we began (and renewed) our process of turning our attentions to searching our inward parts.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8

Last night as I entered into my bedtime prayers I had little trouble finding my failings.  I honestly mentioned a few of them in yesterdays post.  I am a mother and a wife.  I am blessed beyond belief, I truly am. And I KNOW it.

But I grumble. I fear. Sometimes I see my selfishness and am utterly disgusted by it.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

I know this is NOT the spirit YHWH wants me to have. I know this is NOT the spirit HE gives His child.

I probably have other failings, but this is certainly a make or break issue in my home right now.  It steals my joy, it drains me, it adds tension to my home and then my family begins to respond in kind.

I need freedom from this.

In the past when I have struggled with what YHWH wants vs what my flesh wants I have learned that sometimes I have to walk it out before I FEEL it.

“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’
“He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went.
“Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.
“Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to Him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.
Matthew 21:28-31

As I step up to DO what is required of me, hopefully I soon find joy in the will of YHWH and maybe soon find deeper understandings of His call and will in my life.

What surprised me most about this was that YHWH had ALREADY stepped in a few days ago and given me wisdom about WHY my heart has been so unsettled.  As a friend said the other day, "We all have a story." Our stories do not define us.  But there is no denying that they can haunt us, scar us, frighten us and, if they are not FULLY SUBMITTED TO YHWH, can destroy us.

The awesome and amazing news is that YHWH is an Elohim WHO SAVES!!

Our God is the God of salvation.
Psalm 68:20a

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

In that past I basically lost faith in people. And every now and then, when great changes stand before me, great questions, or crossroads, my heart reverts to that.

What astounds me as I type this out, is that YHWH understands! He knows, He sees.  And He doesn't wait for my call, He was already booted up, and out the door, to save me. I do not know HOW MANY TIMES I was in some bad place, some bad situation and I cry out and He saves me, but I find that HIS moving started way before I called!!

YHWH is an Elohim who saves.

It can be so frightening addressing our past. It can be so frightening addressing our weaknesses, admitting them, and getting to their root.  It can be frightening to DIG IT OUT.

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap,
Yet your iniquity is marked before Me,” says the Lord GOD.
Jeremiah 2:22

Note that this verse speaks of cleaning, and it speaks of iniquity.  ALL PAIN, and ALL FEAR is rooted in iniquity.  Some of it is OUR iniquity. Some of it is iniquity done against us.

It NEEDS to be washed away.  And only YHWH can do it.

Psalm 51 has great detail of YHWH cleaning us and saving us.
https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/psa/51/1/s_529001

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9

This includes our sins, and those done against us as well. Because BOTH leave wounds on our souls.

Today, confess your sins to YHWH and lay any wounds before Him.
Put it ALL before Him and LET HIM CLEAN IT OUT! Lay it at His feet, and in His timing you will SEE what He is doing for you.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psalm 62:5

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Exodus 14:14

May YHWH richly bless you as you seek to serve Him with a CLEAN HEART!

Hanukkah - Cleaning Out Our Temples, Day 1

Have a blessed Feast of Dedication!!



Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Psalm 51:6

In this season of cleaning, scouring and rededication... What are we cleaning?? We aren't cleaning the outside, the appearance of cleanness won't cut it. We are looking at the INWARD parts. Because we will stand before His Holy throne for judgement one day.

I want to hear, "Well done faithful servant."

For God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7b

"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
Jeremiah 17:10

O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
Psalm 139:1

Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Psalm 44:21

Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness."
Luke 11:39

https://pastorpete.wordpress.com/peteillogical-reflections/dirty-cups-the-church-today-and-jesus/

Remember WE are the church. And we NEED to be cleaning ourselves, our homes, and our fellowships. Do not let the enemy have any ground.

First, we start by looking at ourself. We cannot see, and have no integrity telling others to clean up their lives, when we are walking in and harboring sin.

"Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."
Matthew 7:5

Second, we must guard and clean our homes. Our marriages, our children, anyone in our care must be carefully guarded over. We cannot gain more territory if we are losing our home ground. We cannot grow the family of YHWH if we are throwing aside our God given responsibility in our family.

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8

Third, we must righteously judge and root out evil in the midst of the assembly. The enemy cannot be allowed to speak freely in our fellowships. Leading the youth, private counselors, music ministries, various prayer groups. These are wonderful things when led by the spirit of YHWH and constrained by His law. But when the enemy infiltrates it destroys the foundations and starts picking off our members unchecked.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 5:11

I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.
Psalm 26:5

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Peter 5:8

Consider this day what sins, including heart sins, are still in each of us individually today. Selfishness, greed, not being a joyful giver, fearful and not trusting. And we need to be truly honest if we are not keeping the law to the best of our abilities. Are we setting aside the Sabbath? Are we wearing our tassels? Are we keeping the feasts? Are we studying the word and taking it in like food and water? Are we praying for YHWHs perspective, wisdom and guidance? Are we seeking His will to be done?

Today, root out YOU. I don't expect we'll finish today. But today I say, I must be cleaned out, I must submit.

I pray you are blessed as you join me in this ongoing process of cleaning and re-dedicating to YHWH our Elohim and the Messiah Yahshua. 💓

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Great Flame

Isaiah 43:2
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

James 3:5-6
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

We may not be thrown into the fire like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. We may have our own 'flames' to walk thru. If you are following hard after YHWH and the Messiah Yahshua Jesus you are going to have trials. You are going to be hated. You are going to be raked thru coals. You are going to be slander.

Keep your eyes and heart on on your King and you will find those flames don't mean a thing.

Be strong and courageous.

Daniel 3:17-18
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Ancient Paths


The Armor of Elohim Examined

The Armor of Elohim Examined

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Eph 6:11-18


The Belt of Truth

Psa 119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
Jhn 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
GIRD YOURSELF ALL AROUND WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH


The Breastplate of Righteousness

Deu 4:8 And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?
Psa 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.
Psa 119:142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.
Isa 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
COVER YOURSELF WITH HIS DEFINED RIGHTEOUSNESS


The Gospel of Peace

Lev 19:18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Deu 6:5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Psa 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Isa 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Mat 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
WALK IN THE PATH OF PEACE TOWARDS GOD AND MAN


The Shield of Faith

Psa 119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
Hab 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Jas 2:17-26 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
SHIELD YOURSELF BY WALKING OUT YOUR FAITH
The Helmet of Salvation

Gen 24:65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
Psa 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Pro 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Mar 13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
1Co 11:3-12 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
PUT ON AND WALK UNDER THE SYMBOL OF HIS AUTHORITY


The Sword of the Spirit, The Word of God

Pro 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Jhn 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
1Ti 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
HEAR AND DO THE WORD OF GOD, PUTTING TO DEATH THE FLESH, GIVING BIRTH TO THE SPIRIT

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Eph 6:11-13

Monday, November 13, 2017

My Thoughts on Weekly Bible Reading ~ Genesis 12-18 Abraham and YHWH

YHWH calls whom He chooses.  He looked down upon the earth and chose Abram, from the city of Ur of Chaldea, an area also known as Sumeria.  YHWH says to him....

"Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from thy father's house,
unto a land that I will show thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee,
and make thy name great;
and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee,
and curse him that curseth thee:
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
Genesis 12:1-3

And Abram does.  He packs up his wife and heads out.  He lives in tents in the wilderness, amidst his flocks and the servants (whom we learn later LOVE Abram and choose to follow him even with death on the line).  And YHWH blessed him and all he had.  His flocks multiplied, his wealth multiplied, they were healthy and secure.  Whenever someone did attack him and take from him, Abram was given great victory.  He regained ALL his belongings and the people that belonged to his household.  He also gained an enormous amount of loot above and beyond what was taken from him.

We know for some time though, Abram and Sarai had heaviness in their hearts regarding a child.  While they were blessed greatly.... with no child of his own, what did it matter?  In just a matter of years, Abram's name and fortune would be lost to the wind because he had no heir.

In chapter 17 YHWH changes Abram's name to Abraham, Father of Many Nations.  And YHWH tells him that Ishmael, who is not the son of his wife, is NOT going to be his heir.

But that is about to change....

In Chapter 18 Verse 1 we read..... "And YHWH appeared to him..."

Who is this 'man'?

Why He is none other than Yahshua!!!  Recall His 'shem', the Hebrew word meaning Name and Reputation.

Yahshua IS
  The Son of Adam
  The Son of Man
  The Word made Flesh
  The Light of the World

And as He said of Himself in John 8:58, "Yahshua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM."

Is this the only time that He appears before men in the Old Testament?  NO!

Daniel also saw Him face to face in Daniel 10:5-6.  Note the description of this man compared to Revelation 1:13-15.

Eyes of Flame
White Robe with Gold Sash
Bronze or Copper colored skin
Voice as mighty waters or a multitude

But his appearance to Abraham was not so.  He appeared... just as a man, much as he appeared to Jacob in Genesis 32:25-30.  Of course Abraham still recognized this visitor, by the authority of His conduct.  He graciously accepted to sit and sup with Abraham.  And immediately promised that Sarah would bare a son within a year.





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Job 29:19


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I Love Yahshua

I love Yahshua!


He saved me. Not just by dying on a cross for my sin. Not just by taking the curse and allowing us to be remarried to him.

He saved me by protecting my life and my heart in an abusive home.
He saved me by banishing a nightmare that followed me even in my waking hours.
He saved me by the small whispered voice to not give up when I couldn't find Him. Oh how I looked in the wrong places!

He saved me when I did give up and planned to commit suicide. He said, "You have lived all this time for you. Live now for me." What could I lose? I certainly didn't know what I would gain.
I accepted.

He gave me my true love, Aaron, after I thought there was no possibility of our reunion.
He gave me my beautiful, vibrant children when the Dr told me I would never bear a child.

Every battle I have faced since I accepted, embraced, covenanted with Him, He has been there. Every struggle put before Him, He fixes

He rebukes my sin. He pulls me to know Him better. He teaches and leads me to be the best wife and mother and daughter of YHWH that I can be daily.

I love Yahshua.

If you don't know Him, I will gladly tell you about Him all day long. Or better yet, get to know Him yourself. And when he says, "Live for me." Take it. With both hands. You will never regret it.


Isaiah 8:20
20 To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this word,
it is because there is no light in them.

Revelation 12:17
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
which keep the commandments of God,
and have the testimony of Yahshua the Messiah.

Monday, September 18, 2017

HOW TO - Prayer and Warfare

HOW TO - Prayer and Warfare

John 15:7
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

DAILY PRAYERS

Several times a day (Daniel 6:10, Psalm 119:164, Psa 55:17)
Towards Jerusalem, any direction YHWH can hear you, but He PROMISES to hear you when you pray towards Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:22-61, 2 Chronicles 6:32)
Aloud, your voice has power, YHWH can hear you when you pray silently, but praying aloud is an open declaration of your faith in YHWH and WHO has ownership of you and your space, freeing Him to work more completely in that space(Gen 1:3, Gen 21:17, Gen 30:6, Num 20:16, Exo 4:12, Pro 31:9, Psalm 81:10, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:10)

YHWH, in the name of Yahshua, please surround this space with angels (consider consecrating the space, all entryways, boundary lines(THIS is dedicated to YHWH and for His glory)) fill this space with your Holy Spirit.
(Psalm 91:11, Psalm 34:7, 2 Kings 6:17-20)
Bind all evil spirits in and around this space and around these people present.
Bind the spirits of _________ (breathe and listen to the holy spirit to tell you any names of spirits that must be bound, now and throughout your time in prayer, and throughout your day).
Reveal any spiritual objects that must be bound or removed from this space (breathe and listen/feel for the holy spirit to guide you to any objects that must be spiritually bound and/or removed).
(Matthew 18:18, Matthew 16:19, Mark 3:15, Luke 11:20, Matthew 8:28-34)
Bind all evil spirits in and around this space and help us to hear the Holy Spirit VERY CLEARLY.
Pour your Holy Spirit upon us (consider consecrating all those present(_____ is dedicated to YHWH, to be used for His glory.)), to give us wisdom and discernment, to help us walk in the fruits of the Spirit, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.
(Romans 8:23, Galatians 5:22-23)
Put on us (especially all believing adults present) the armor of Elohim. Gird us with strength, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the preparation for the gospel of peace, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith which quenches all the fiery arrows of the evil one, the sword of the spirit which is the word of Yah, sharper than any two edged sword. Help us to stand for the glory of your name, in the name of Yahshua.
(2 Samuel 22:40, Psalm 18:32, Proverbs 31:17, Isaiah 59:17, Eph 6:12, 2 Cor 10:5)
I put before you ________ (name all your friends, family, neighbors, people you met or have committed to pray for, elaborate on their needs if you know them)(breathe and listen to the holy spirit if any person needs to be put before YHWH)
(James 5:16, 1 Timothy 2:1, Ephesians 6:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 18:19, Hebrews 4:16, Colossians 4:2)

 The enemy WILL constantly try to get back in your home and life. BE READY!!! Be VIGILANT!
(Matthew 12: 43-45, 1 Peter 5:8-10, Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 4:9)

 WE must commit daily. We are slaves to righteousness or slaves to sin.
(Jos 24:15, Deu 11:26, Deu 30:15, Lam 3:22-23, Romans 6:15-23, Matthew 6:24)
Read and submit to the word.  His word is life.
(John 8:31-32, Psalm 95:8, Hebrews 3:7-15, 1 John 1:1)
Pray and test every spirit.
(1 Corinthians 12:3, 1 John 4:1-5, Hebrews 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Colossians 4:2)
Cleanse our life of sin, which is transgression of the law.
(Psalm 51:10, 1 John 1:8-9, Psalm 119:9,11, Matthew 7:21-23)

 APPROACHING BATTLE

DO NOT approach battle unless you KNOW Yahshua and keep the commandments.  ALL sin is ground for the enemy.  Anytime you see that you have sinned, REPENT SWIFTLY!
(Act 19:13-16, Matthew 3:2)

Say Daily Prayers
AND
YHWH, please let me stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30-31) for ____ and fight for him/her so that his eyes will be opened and he will be freed from demonic bondage so that he can see his need for the commandments of YHWH and the testimony of Yahshua Jesus.
YHWH, please let me stand in the gap for ____ and fight for him/her to free them from this sickness, oppression, etc.
(2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Isaiah 58:6, Galatians 6:2, John 15:13)

When standing in the gap, DO NOT ACCEPT anything that the enemy throws at you.  If you become suddenly ill, YHWH rebuke this _____ illness, pain, etc, in the name of Yahshua.
(Matthew 12:15, Luke 4:40, Luke 6:19, Matthew 15:30, Zechariah 3:2, Jude 1:9)

IN BATTLE

Do not enter battle unless you are certain that THIS is YHWH’s will.  YHWH will not always direct you to proceed.  Perhaps you need backup, more information, perhaps it is someone else’s battle, perhaps you have unrepented sin in your camp and must deal with it first. (Numbers 14:42, Deu 1:42, Joshua 7, Mat 17:21, Mark 6:7, Ecc 4:10)

Say Daily Prayers

You may quietly, but aloud, pray for guidance, pray for the area and people to be surrounded by angels, binding of evil spirits in and around (you will not be able to cast out spirits IN them, but you can ask YHWH to make them be silent), pouring of the holy spirit upon you and the armor of god on you to be on/strengthened.

DO NOT let the enemy speak and if they do speak DO NOT believe ANYTHING they say.  YHWH silence this spirit! Be silent in the name of Yahshua!
(Luk 4:41, Luke 9:55, Matthew 17:18)

When you feel you are losing, too weak, tired, etc PRAISE YHWH! Verbally praise YHWH. Thank Him for your blessings, His laws, His son, His mercies, His right rulings.
(Psalm 22:3, Rev 5:8, Psalm 150:1-6)

DELIVERANCE

If and when the person is able to speak, confirm and make them SPEAK ALOUD that they believe in the bible, in the son of God and His sacrifice for our sins.  Make them speak aloud that they want Yahshua Jesus to be their God (master and commander) and Saviour (perfect sacrifice, not to be trampled).
I believe in the word of God made flesh and ask Yahshua Jesus to be my God and Saviour.
(Romans 10:9, Luke 12:8, 1 Timothy 6:12, 1 John 4:15, Romans 10:10)

Person being delivered must
Confess ALL sins and break all bonds. Doorways include all communication with spirits (false religions, witchcraft, ouija, yoga, meditation, hypnotism, divining, drug use)(Exo 20:3, Lev 19:31), blood (blood drinking, acupuncture, cutting of self, others, including animals, suicide attempts, abortion, murder, hatred)(Deu 12:16, Leviticus 17:10-14, Exo 20:13, 1 John 3:15, Matthew 5:21-22), sex (all sexual encounters other than with spouse within marriage, including pornography, masturbation at the deprivation of your spouse [sexual idolatry])(Lev 18:7-20, Gal 5:19, Eph 5:3, 1Th 4:3).  This includes actions taken by the person and against the person.
I repent of _________ and ask that YHWH break those strongholds, bind them and cast them out, shut and seal those doors with the blood of Yahshua.
In the name of Yahshua I ask that YHWH bind the spirit of ______ and cast them out.  I DO NOT WANT THEM in my life.
(1 John 1:9, James 5:16, Proverbs 28:13, James 4:8, Psalm 32:5, Acts 3:19)

While they make these declarations you continuously praise YHWH and Yahshua and His word and His Torah and ask Him to be RIGHT THERE with you and listening for Him to guide the situation. (Psalm 22:3, Rev 5:8, Psalm 150:1-6)

 DISCIPLESHIP

You have helped them remove demonic bondage in their lives.  You must do your best to help them REMAIN FREE in Christ. Keep them accountable.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 5:14-16, Titus 2:1-8, Proverbs 27:17)

The enemy WILL come back and try to get back in. BE READY!!! Be VIGILANT!
(Matthew 12: 43-45, 1 Peter 5:8-10, Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 4:9)

Now to grow in Christ and remain free from future bondage…

They must commit daily. We are slaves to righteousness or slaves to sin.
(Jos 24:15, Deu 11:26, Deu 30:15, Lam 3:22-23, Romans 6:15-23, Matthew 6:24)
Read and submit to the word. His word is life.
(John 8:31-32, Psalm 95:8, Hebrews 3:7-15, 1 John 1:1)
Pray and test every spirit.
(1 Corinthians 12:3, 1 John 4:1-5, Hebrews 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Colossians 4:2)
Cleanse their life of sin, transgression of the law.
(Psalm 51:10, 1 John 1:8-9, Psalm 119:9,11, Matthew 7:21-23)


For further research on these topics…….

Bill Schnoebelen - Blood on the Doorposts

Dr. Rebecca Brown - He Came To Set the Captives Free
Dr. Rebecca Brown - Prepare for War

Merlin Carothers - Power in Praise
Merlin Carothers - Prison to Praise

http://onthatday.org/index.html

Is Yahshua YHWH?

These are the scriptures that I believe point to Yahshua Jesus being equally YHWH, with The Father and with the Holy Spirit.  Existing before all of creation with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  ALL things being created thru, for and by Him.  The ENTIRE Bible having one and only ONE focal point. And that is Yahshua Jesus, beginning to end.

I believe it is like a family.

Father, Mother, Son, YHWH being their name, much as our last names today.
The entire gospel is then revealed to be the search for a bride worthy of the beloved son. (Genesis 24)

Those who have a child... consider WHAT is your focal point, in everything you do? How much do you desire them to find someone worthy to share their life and love with?  What would you do for them?

This list of bible scriptures is not in any particular order as I am just taking them from my reading notes as I find them.  I will add to the list as I find them.  Some of them are listed together as the new testament quotes the old and gives further understanding.

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Psalm 18:31 (Who is God apart from YHWH? beginning our search with THIS foundational truth)

Psalm 45:6-8 and Psalm 102:24-27 and Hebrews 1:8-12 (Hebrews quoting both Psalms and saying they refer to Jesus)

Hebrews 13:8-16 (Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever, is the complete and pleasing blood sacrifice)

1 Tim 3:16 (God was manifest in the flesh, justified or righteous in the spirit, seen, preached, believed, and received up)

Isa 44:6-8 (YHWH is redeemer, there is no other)

Rev 1:1,8,17-18 (Jesus is the alpha, omega, beginning and end, the almighty, the first, the last, am alive, was dead, alive forevermore, have the keys of hell and death)
Rev 2:8 (first and last, was dead and is alive)
Rev 21:6-7 (alpha, omega, beginning and end, will give of the fountain of life, I will be his god, he will be my son [this could have double meaning, jesus who overcomes, father is his god, he is the son, the saint who overcomes, yhwh is his god and he is a child of god])
Rev 22:13 (alpha and omega, beginning and end, first and last)

Rev 19 (verse 11 jesus is revealed, faithful and true, to judge and make war, the marriage revealed, the word of god worshipped, king of kings, lord of lords)

Exo 3:1-15 and John 8:58 (He identifies himself as Moses' vision of "I am." Also, 'I Am' is a portion of the name YHWH, being HWH)

Matt 14:26-33 (Jesus walks on water, calls peter out to him, saves him and is worshipped)

John 8:14-59 (sent by father, father bears witness of him [throughout the OT], if you know Jesus, you know the father also)
John 13:13-20 (Lord and Master, sent to serve, If you receive me, you receive who sent me also)
John 18:5 (notice 'he' is italicized, because it is not there. He said, "I am."

Mark 14:53-65 (trial with false witnesses, Jesus says he is the son of god and 'ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven", which was accounted as blasphemy [which law was he accused of breaking?])

Psa 49:7-8 - (No man can give ransom for another.)

Col 1:12-20 (the image of the invisible, by him all things created, it pleased the father that ALL FULLNESS dwelt in Him)

Hebrews 1 (God has revealed His son, by whom he made all things, angels worship Him, first begotten)

Isa 48:16-17 (again using "I am" and "now the Lord God and His spirit hath sent me," says the Lord God, the redeemer, "Oh if you had hearkened to My commandments!")

Romans 10:9 (called Kurios, NT equivelent of YHWH)
1 Corint 12:3 (called Kurios, NT equivelent of YHWH)

Phil 2:5-11 (being the physical form of god, chose not to retain equality and togetherness with God, but came down as lowly man, to serve, even to death.  Because of this, He is highly exalted and ALL will bow, an act of worship, every tongue confess He is Kurios, NT equivelent of YHWH, to the glory and honor of God The Father.)

Isa 40:3 and John 1:23 (Prepare the way of YHWH, and quoted as John prepared the way for Jesus)

Isa 9:6 (called The Mighty God)

John 20:28 (called Theos, NT equivelent of Elohim [look at all the uses of theos and how many are OT quotes])

Acts 16:31-34 (believing in Jesus equates to believing in God, which leads to salvation)

Mark 13:31 (His words have more weight than Heaven and Earth)

Matt 8:2 (was worshipped)
Matt 9: 18 (was worshipped)
Matt 15:25 (was worshipped)
Matt 28:9 (was worshipped)
Matt 28:17 (some worshipped, some doubted [the opposite of woship is doubt?]
John 9:35-38 (Do you believe the Son of God? believed and worshipped)

Titus 2:13-14 (looking forward to the glorious appearance of our God and Saviour - Jesus Christ, who redeemed us, purifies us, makes us zealous for good works)

John 6:46 (No man has seen the father)

Genesis 3:8 (YHWH Elohim walked in the garden with Adam, but was it the Father?)
Genesis 16:7-13 (YHWH came to Hagar in the wilderness.  Was it the Father?)
Gen 18 (YHWH came and walked with Abraham. But was it the Father?)
Exod 3:6 (Elohim was in the bush, but was it the Father?)
Judges 13:8-9 (YHWH came down to teach Manoah and his wife. Was it the Father?)
1 Kin 19:3-8 (YHWH came, talked to and fed Elijah. Was if the Father?)

Psalm 82:6-8 (looking at the interlinear, 'Elohim, son of Elohim, you will die as man, you will be cast down as a prince, you will arise, judge the earth, inherit all the nations.)
John 10:30-42 (Father and I are one, Jesus quotes psalm 82, and they attempt to kill him for blasphemy)

Deut 6:4 (the Lord our God is one, echad = unified one, just the first day is unified night and day Gen 1:5, the seas are one Gen 1:9, man and wife are one Gen 2:24. opposed to yachid = single, only, such as abrahams one and only son Isaac Gen 22:2, such as Jepthah's single, only child in Judges 11:34, and as the house of david looking on the ONE whom they pierced Zec 12:10)

Jere 23:5-6 (I will raise a branch and He shall be called YHWH Our Righteousness)
Jere 33:15-16 (I will raise a branch and his bride, Jerusalem shall be called YHWH Our Righteousness [the bride takes the same name as her husband])

Saturday, April 29, 2017

If We Confess Our Sins

For those who are are struggling to purify ourselves before the coming Day of the Lord.

I have shared my current battle with illness recently.  Like war, I have to gird myself daily, make sure I put on every defense I have at my hand, and use every weapon that I can find.

And in the midst of it I felt miserably sorry for myself and was not being peaceable in my home.  I knew what I needed. To be alone with HIM, to get centered, to submit to Him and allow Him to show me His perspective. I needed Him to set me on the clear path.

So I went out and sat under a tree and said my daily prayers and then just cried.

"Why? I am trying so hard and walking the very best I know how and seeking to walk better every day.  WHY?"

(Like I said, self pity.  Shameful.)

I have shared with you that I am battling Candida, which is a natural occurring yeast in our bodies.  In it's proper place it helps our bodies digest sugar.  But a few things encourage it out of it's proper place.  Antibiotics, Immune Deficiencies, Mercury Fillings, Cancer, Diabetes.

And Contraceptives.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4162170

19 years ago I lived in sin.  And I used contraceptives for two years.  In these two years my life sort of fell apart.  The man I loved, Aaron de Bruyn, dumped me.  I gained about 60lbs. I was terribly depressed.

Which led me to Christ!  I began to learn the word and began to walk, like a newborn baby.  I quit the pills.

My health just got worse. I didn't have cycles for upto a year at a time.  The doctor told me that I would never be able to have children.  She said if I did not drastically change my diet I would die.

She recommended Atkins Controlled Carb.  So I did it. And I lost the weight.  It too was a battle.  But eventually... I put down my armor and my weapons. And I gained it all back, and some.

Now YHWH was truly with me.  He brought my love back into my arms. He brought my love to Christ. He gave us 5 beautiful babies. He gave us a safe and loving home. He gave us fruit trees and chickens and gardens and too many animals.  He filled our lives with JOY.

But inside of me, Candida remained and grew and grew.

"WHY?!"

And YHWH said,

Rom 1:26-27
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even
-their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:-
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and
-receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.-

I had long known that this verse was not just about homosexuality, but the willingness of both the man and the woman to accept YHWH's will for the 'natural use'.
http://aboverubies.org/index.php/2013-11-12-17-55-51/english-language/breastfeeding/322-breastfeeding-gods-way

To conceive.
To nurse.
To raise.
To teach.

Our fruit.

19 years ago, I rejected the natural use.
19 years ago, I received in my body the recompence of my error.

And even though I turned from it, I NEVER admitted that it was a sin in itself.  I never, out loud, repented and bound it and cast it away from me. YHWH blessed my walking in obedience, abundantly.

But it still lived in me, all this time.

EVERY single sin leaves an open door to the enemy.  Every single sin that is not repented of AND confessed gives the enemy a foothold in your life.


When YHWH said these words to me, I didn't feel sorry for myself anymore, because I got my just meet. I confessed. And the painful wound was cauterized.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

To Cleanse - To CAUTERIZE
https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G2511&t=KJV
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cauterize


I share this to encourage you, SEARCH yourselves constantly.


1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:


May YHWH richly bless you. Shalom!

Cleaning Out The Leaven - With Candida Albicans

I have been ill for... wow, almost 3 years straight now. Recently it got to the point that I was experiencing severe pain and could not eat. The drs threw some pain pills my way, but no answers.

Fortunately I went to THE DOCTOR, our wonderful creator God, YHWH Raffa.

He led me to research, research, research.

And the other night he gave me one word, "Candida." Could that seriously be what's happening?

I found very recent studies connecting exactly my experiences with candida. I found the terrifying consequences if it wasn't dealt with immediately. I found clear and straightforward directions how to beat it back and conquer it.

I laid this out before my Doctor, who began skeptically, but as I continued laying it out, had to conclude that it was indeed what was happening, and I was on the right path to deal with it.

It puts a new perspective on "Clean out all the leaven."

I hope NONE of you have these experiences and that if you too suffer from candida, this information helps you beat it back before it gets so out of hand.

http://www.wholeapproach.com/candida/questionnaire.php

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seventh Year Sabbath

THE YEAR OF RELEASE

Leviticus 25:2-4, “. . . then shall the land keep a Sabbath unto Yahweh. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof: But in the seventh year it shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for Yahweh: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.”

"Continuing and expanding our understanding further, there is still much more to the Fourth Commandment as it extends far beyond its weekly or annual significance. It offers us liberty when understood and obeyed properly as it does, in fact, have real world significance.

The Sabbath of years, a multiple annual cycle of time, reveals yet an even deeper understanding of Yahweh’s perfect system of time. In its simplicity, it is patterned after the weekly and annual cycles.
Just as Yahweh established the seven day cycle we know and identify as the week, with the seventh in that cycle designated for rest, so it is with the Sabbath of years.

The weekly Sabbath simply reflects what takes place in other cycles of time. Remember, a blessing was placed in the Sabbath command. There’s something special about Sabbath that prepares His people to be given even greater gifts, and even greater blessings.

Keeping the Sabbath, including its all encompassing system of time, is a formal acknowledgement and acceptance of Yahweh’s Covenant. It’s a physical recognition of our part of the contract by which we choose to abide. He says, “I will be your Elohim, you will be My people.” Meaning Yahweh will give us direction and we will be His instruments for the fulfillment of His plan. “. . . Keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath . . .for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever. . .” Exodus 31:16-17

Just as we are commanded to work six days and rest the seventh, so it is with the land. The land was also commanded to be given rest. Every seventh year, according to His appointed time, is to be a complete year of rest. All debts are to be canceled and the land is to lie fallow. His people, those who followed His Law knew and prepared properly, putting up stores to provide for themselves and their family for the year(s) in which the land should rest and they could not plant. This seventh year was called the year of release!

Once again, the seventh year is called the “Year of Release”. Debts are canceled, crops are not planted. Take a break! Have a great vacation. Take a whole year off! Spend time with your family and loved ones, enjoying what has been created and designed for you.

The only reason you can’t do this today is because you are following other systems of time. These systems, as a function of their design, are meant to keep you in bondage. There are no blessings in lies, only in the truth. You can’t expect the blessings of the Sabbath if you are not obeying the Sabbath. It just doesn’t work that way!

The word Sabbatical originates from the root word, Sabbath meaning a period of rest that recurs in regular cycles such as a Sabbatical year or leave.

If you still consider yourself a Scripturally based “Christian” then consider an honest answer to this question:

Q. If you are over the age of seven, when was the last time you celebrated the year of release when all debts were cancelled?

The Fourth Commandment tells us to “Remember the Sabbath.” It’s the only commandment that starts with the word remember and the only one that deals with time. Could it really be that important to remember? You be the judge. . .

Leviticus 26: 27-35, “And if ye will not for all this hearken unto Me, but walk contrary unto Me; then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. (famines will be great) And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, (your sun gods, pagan gods, statues and images) and My soul shall abhor you. And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. (He will not accept our sacrifices) And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. THEN SHALL THE LAND ENJOY HER SABBATHS, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths. As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your Sabbaths, (your selected times of worship and rest) When ye dwelt upon it.”

Strong words! . . . either obey or get evicted.

Another record of blessings or curses based on obedience or disobedience is found in Deuteronomy 28. Read the whole chapter. Verses 1-14 tells you of the blessings. Verse 15 to the end tells of the curses. When you read it, consider our society today and see which portion you feel we align with.
Time is not in our control or Satan’s. The sun, the moon, the stars all function whether we are here or not. Although Yahweh is longsuffering for our sake, the consequences of our continued disobedience has a cumulative effect, definitely not to our advantage.

“The love of money is the root of all evil” I Tim 6:10

Do the Churches love to collect money? Don’t they call for it over and over again? Yet, do they ever teach about the year of release, the year in which all debts are cancelled? If not, then why not?
The Scriptures tell us to not charge usury (interest) or take usury; and to let no one, other than a brother rule over us.

How many churches have mortgages and bank accounts? They call themselves “Christian?” It is totally unscriptural to participate in interest as it is always tied to some form of bondage. What part of scripture don’t they understand?

If no interest were charged on your mortgage you could pay it off in five to seven years rather than twenty five or thirty. What could you do with that extra money instead of giving it to the banks? Maybe
buy a boat, a new car, a second home or provide your children a true education? The fact remains, you wouldn’t have to work as hard and you could spend more time with your family enjoying the freedom you were given.

If you followed these principles you could easily enjoy a Sabbatical year, a whole year off in the seventh year, the year of release, “the Sabbath of years.” The Scriptural system of law and time is sound, and solid as a Rock. It is the ROCK of a solid foundation upon which your faith and actions should be built. On what have you placed your foundation?

A basic teaching of Scripture is that “to whom much is given, much is required.” Churches were given responsibility to care for and teach the people properly so that they would prosper as a society. As they prospered under His guidance and Laws, Yahweh would get the glory. Unfortunately, that’s not what has happened. Their misdirected, pious, self centered, self serving attitudes have brought society to the brink of disaster. The truth as well as The Law Giver Himself are discredited by them before the universe. Malachi 3:9 tells us, “Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation.”

The ignorant clergy claim that this text speaks to the issue of money and not giving to the Church as they regard tithes but IT DOES NOT as the following verse tells us to “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, so that there may be FOOD in Mine house…” This is a clear reference to the preparation necessary to honor the year of release, which robs Yahweh of His glory by keeping we, His people in bondage by not cancelling debts as He commands.

YEAR OF RELEASE

Land rests

Seven year Sabbath

Debts Canceled!"

~Christianity Unmasqued, Chapter 7: An Open Door, excerpts

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

1 John 1:9 - To Cleanse Word Study

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

To Cleanse - To CAUTERIZE