Thursday, March 31, 2011

G-d's calendar: 26th day, 12th month, year 5771

Genesis 45:7,8
And G-d sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but G-d: and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love G-d, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Are you in a situation, a predicament? Trust it to G-d. Now you may not have been as innocent as Joseph in the development of the circumstances, and in rereading Genesis, Joseph clearly knew how to provoke his brothers; but innocence or no, you can sill confess, repent, and trust. One note of advisement: G-d will more than likely not need your input, advice, or opinion in the way He chooses to bring the situation around to good, but if we are willing He will bring us to His purpose.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

G-d's calendar: 25th day, 12th month, year 5771

Psalm 41:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: YHWH will deliver him in time of trouble.

Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

It seems very difficult to show mercy in this world these days. There is a warning attached to every outreach. For every offering of celebration, there is someone offended. For every action there is an almost equal and opposite reaction. G-d wrote the book on how things go and how things will be. He says vengeance is His! But to those that regard the weak, He is deliverance. And mercy will return to those that give it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

G-d's calendar: 23rd day, 12th month, year 5771

Isaiah 40:1-3
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your G-d. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of YHWH's hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of YHWH, make straight in the desert a highway for our G-d.

John 1:23
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of YHWH, as said the prophet Isaiah.

In our call to serve YHWH or in Y'hshuwah's invitation to follow Him, we often appear vague in our direction. I personally know what G-d has called me to do; and every time I allow myself to be distracted or become discouraged or doubt, I sin. In doubting, I am letting my own understanding supersede G-d's plan and purpose. Now, most of us will probably not quote a passage from Hebrew Scriptures and say: "That's me," as John did, but we should have lives that bear witness to the Word.

Friday, March 11, 2011

G-d's calendar: 6th day, 12th month, year 5771

Psalm 102:27
But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Hebrews 13:8
Y'hshuwah Messiah the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

G-d is timeless and without change. As the world continues to deteriorate and man's ways continue to decline; G-d's Word stands forever. What He has said still is. What He promises in love will continue toward His people What He has declared in judgment will come to pass. All the Words of G-d are truth and are lasting and Y'hshuwah is G-d's Word in the flesh. That's why His words carry the same weight, endurance, and power, forever.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

G-d's calendar: 5th day, 12th month, year 5771

Job 2:10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of G-d, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

II Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

The lives of Job and Paul. You know, Job was a righteous man that was tested to the limits of human endurance. And he was tested to that length because G-d knew him and knew that he was a righteous man. Job knew and loved G-d, not for the blessings and prosperity and that was proven. Job continued to acknowledge the Sovereignty of G-d after the loss of it all and yet we read he was restored. Paul was the opposite. He was a religious monster full of self-righteousness. With that in his culture, came prosperity and prestige that he gave up for the righteousness of G-d, who is Y'hshuwah. Paul knew, in all likelihood, he would see physical death because of his relationship with G-d, without material gain or prosperity restoration.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

G-d's calendar: 4th day, 12th month, year 5771

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I Peter 3:10
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

I do a great deal of writing. Some of it is just between G-d and myself and some of it is displayed world wide on the web. But I have noticed something. I long to take the same care with the worlds that come out of my mouth, as the ones that go on paper. I've begun to get a real vision of what it takes to control the tongue and I have found the best way to control the tongue is keep my mouth shut. We all say things that G-d forgives and erases when we ask, but frequently those words are not forgotten or forgiven by humanity. I've asked G-d to help me with my spoken words, the way He directs my written words.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

G-d's calendar: 3rd day, 12th month, year 5771

Haggai 1:5-7
Now therefore thus saith YHWH of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith YHWH of hosts; Consider your ways.

Luke 12:29,30
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

These Scriptures certainly explain finance, economy, and supply well, don't they. It boils down to two variables. 1. Thought to our ways, our priorities, our lifestyle, and our place of standing. Is our lifestyle one of acquire and amass or G-d's abundance? For most Americans acquire and amass is either the plan or the dream, or the lack of it, but is the major concern, which leas to the second point. STUFF is not supposed to be our major concern. STUFF is not G-d's abundance. G-d has already promised to provide what e need. Acquiring without Him, will not satisfy or ever be enough. It will even become a burden. All we need to do is be where He tells us to be and doing what He has called us to do, and He'll provide all we need.

Monday, March 7, 2011

G-d's calendar: 2nd day, 12th month, year 5771

Psalm 95:1
O come, let us sing unto YHWH: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Matthew 7:24, 25
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Our Rock - The Rock of our salvation. What do you picture when you hear the word "rock?" Strength, solid, immovable, stable? All of these words are description of what we have with G-d in Y'hshuwah. Y'hshuwah spoke in the parable of the man who built his house on a rock. We have spiritual stability when we place our faith in Y'hshuwah; G-d is salvation.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

G-d's calendar: 1st day, 12th month, year 5771

Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

John 21:25
And there are also many other things which Y'hshuwah did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

These Scriptures let us know there is even more to G-d than we've read about. So, why do we settle for so much less than Scripture tells? I can't answer that for everyone, but I can tell you from personal experience - G-d does operate in the life of His people, in their faith and praise. Wouldn't it be wonderful to know all of what G-d wants to reveal to each of us personally? Jeremiah and John both tell us clearly; there's more to hear, more to know, more to see, more than we could ever tell; if we would just give Him more, seek Him more, praise Him more and truly trust Him more!

*this year is a leap year, so there are two ADARs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

G-d's calendar: 29th day, 12th month, year 5771

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith YHWH, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of G-d, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

G-d has a plan for each of His people. Our part is not to make plans or even seek His plan. Our part is much simpler than that. Our part is to trust the plan to Him, and simply seek Him!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

G-d's calendar: 27th day, 12th month, year 5771

II Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; YHWH is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

John 6:66
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

G-d told us and Y'hshuwah showed us that even after we've become aware of G-d, read HIS Word, and met Messiah, we still have a choice to make, and sadly many choose to go back to their old way of life. We can seek Him, hear Him, even follow Him for a time, and still turn back to our old ways of doing things. We must take care and make certain that we are truly trusting G-d, seeking Him, seeking His Word and following Y'hshuwah, not just believing our own interpretation and walking our comfortable humanly designed religious spirituality.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

G-d's calendar: 26th day, 12th month, year 5771

Joel 2:28-32
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of YHWH come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YHWH shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YHWH hath said, and in the remnant whom YHWH shall call.

Acts 2:17-21
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith G-d, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of YHWH come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of YHWH shall be saved.

This was spoken in Joel before Messiah came and was quoted by Peter, after Messiah's ascension. Please note the last sentence. "Everyone who calls on the Name of YHWH . . ." It doesn't say everyone who did call . . . This is referring to those that have an ongoing relationship of trust an communion with Him. It is also clearly pointing out the fact that those who have an ongoing relationship with Him, will actually know and call upon His Name. YHWH is the Eternal G-d and our relationship of trust is to be total, ongoing; and everlasting!