Sunday, December 17, 2017

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.

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