Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are the Clintons & the man in The White House "anti-Constitutional"? "socialists"?!

If you have kept up with news, lately, from reliable sources (online), you may want to be aware of a source some may overlook, at times, called Accuracy in Media. This website offers some informative articles we may do well to pay close attention to. Am just hoping that anyone reading this will be informed (inform themselves, that is). That's all. Please remain watchful.


The enemy of The Almighty God does not want God's true believers, His children, to "know" his devices, which attempt to keep everyone ignorant about what he is "trying to do" behind closed doors, which will do us damage, or do damage to our children.

Years ago, H. Clinton, who is now the U.S. Secretary of State, I am ashamed to have to admit, ... though it's only a temporary position, before she moves on to something she hopes will bring her even more power, in days to come, ... she went to China (a coward working in such a plan?) to try to "get the ball rollling" for a treaty that would, later, be known as "the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child." Last time I checked, children, in God's Word, were those who only had any rights given to them by their Creator, but who would be totally unwise to assume any rights which either offend their Creator or those who have the responsibility to report to Him (God Almighty, Who made everyone and everything in the universe, and knows them all completely) about how those children are doing, in all areas of their lives, in all aspects of their growth in good character.

Well, this woman is again "at it." She is over there, in China, as I type this, to try to "beg them" for money to "cover" our national debt. Why? Only God knows, ... and H.C., as well as some of her communist friends.

This woman needs prayer! She needs God's Mighty Hand of mercy, and our Father in Heaven to arrange some significant activities or experiences for her, in order to get the work He wants done in her life, and through her life. He may allow this woman to die alone, and with no hope. She already looks quite ill, maybe not getting enough sleep, and ... having to wear far too much make-up, which does not cover up how her eyes look, or how she has aged, since the 1990s, when she was the "other" Pres.'s wife, or shall we say, when "he" was "the Pres.'s husband."

She may be deceived, but we've all been there, at some time in our lives. Let's keep her in our prayers, because she may never live to see the end of all the work she's been hopin' to do, for years! She may ... only see the end to any rights of any of her future grandchildren, that is, if her daughter decides to do the unthinkable, and actually marry some man, ... and ... let him ruin her life, as BHO claims, by enabling her to experience what motherhood is like. I realize H.C. had a mom, who may have loved her. But she, like most of us, must have had some disappointing years in her life, ... which have led her, now, to the point of selling her future grandchildren, ... for " a mess of pottage," "down the pipe" as some would say, or "to the boss man" ...as in the days of the coal mine owners, who "owned" all the stores in the small towns where the coal mines were near to. Those poor, hard-laboring mine workers ... only had hope that they might live long enough to earn enough money to pay the coal mine owner until their mortgage was paid off. Many did not. They died in the mines! (which were not built as safely as they might have, otherwise, been built, and they collapsed, killing many hundreds of mine workers.

If H.C., and BHO, and N.P., and some others, would seriously think with some good, old, American logic, they could easily figure out that they are ruining the future of life in America, ... for their grandchildren! Why? Selfishness? Greed? Anger toward those in America who genuinely, lovingly and dedicatedly worship and believe in The One and Only, True God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Whose Son, Yeshua haMeshiach (Jesus Christ), came to earth, lived as a man, suffered, died and was buried, and arose on the third day, overcoming death, and sin, and now He sits at the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty, the I AM... ? He rules and reigns over all! The earth is His footstool! He has the keys of death and hell! He holds all things in His Hands! He is El Elyon, YHWH Sabaoth, ... and the Ancient of Days, The Prince of Peace, The King of kings and The Lord of lords! There is none other!

If H.C., and her cohorts, and colleagues, think for one moment that God does not have plans for them, now and after they die (or are destroyed by some person who does not like them), these people are surely deceived. ... they are deceived by the enemy of God, and their enemy, who has destruction of their eternal souls "in his plans." He wants to see them "go down with the ship" of hell, of pride, of selfishness, and greed, hatred, lying, bitterness toward God, and ... more. However, our Father in Heaven has good plans for these people, if only they would surrender control over their own lives to The Only One Who understands them, their hearts, their deep desires, their plans, and knows their thoughts, long before the people are thinking them, or planning them, or hoping for them. He has Compassion He offers even these people, but will they accept His free gift? His free offer? Will they listen to His Voice, of Gentle Kindness, Loving Care, and His nourishing, uplifting Shalom Peace and Joy, and His Genuine Love that overpowers evil (it's no contest!)?

Will these people "wake up" in time, before it is too late for them? I could list them all, but if you have been keeping up with news, via the World Net Daily, or The John Birch Society, or One News Now, or CBNnews, or the Jerusalem Post, or Israel National News, or Olive Tree Ministries (Jan Markell), or any of several other helpful sources of information, you should be able to "know" who the folks are, who are trying their hardest to completely change how our country is "run," where the funding for their plans "comes from," and "what" they plan to do about true believers, their Christian children, how they will be educated (in the near future), where "believers" will be allowed to worship, or talk in public, about "their faith," and whether or not, soon, true believers will be allowed to "work," travel, ... or pass out free Gospel tracts.

So, ... are you on the red list, the blue list, or the yellow list? ... just something mentioned by a former CIA employee. So, should I be checking my local area to see how close I love to a FEMA detention center?

Rather than feeling alarmed by the many reports of these places, and the idea of a red, or blue, or yellow, list, ... that exists, according to some who claim these do exist, ... I'd rather (not ignore the fact that these do exist, because I've seen pictures of them, taken around 1999 and since then) praise The Mighty Name of The Lord of all, my Redeemer, my Lord, and King, Yeshua heMeshiach (Jesus Christ)! I'd rather choose, daily, to put my trust in The One Who made all things, Who knows my future, and Who holds my future in His Hands, because I belong to Him, because of my belief in His Son, Yeshua the Messiah!

I trusted Him long ago, with my life, and though I have failed Him, more often than I wish I had, ... He has never failed me, nor forsaken me, nor done anything worthy of any disrespectful complaint I've lodged before Him, in prayer, or when frustrated over earthly conditions of life, that just don't seem to make sense (to us people), sometimes. But He still has everything under His proper "control!" He still has us in the Palm of His Hand! He is still protecting us, though we may, at times, feel like we are in danger! He still has a way (His best Way) to take care of us ... even when we see things in our country "falling apart." (truly or seemingly)

... from Psalm 46: 2-3 ... "Therefore will not we fear (we won't fear, Dear Lord!!), though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah." Psalm 46: 4-5, 7-11 "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of The Most High (El Elyon). God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." "The Lord of hosts (YHWH Sabaoth) is with us; The God of Jacob is our Refuge. Selah.
Come, behold the works of The Lord (YHWH), what desolations He hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the ends of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder (apart); He burneth the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I Am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts (YHWH Sabaoth) is with us; The God of Jacob is our Refuge. Selah."

Psalm 122: 6 "Pray for the Peace of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): they shall prosper that love thee."

Genesis 12: 2-3 (YHWH said unto Avram / Abram, before He changed his name to Avraham / Abraham) "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."

Friday, February 20, 2009

article on Eagle Forum: BHO "gives what the doctor did not order"


The link above should take you to a page on the Eagle Forum website where you should find a very important, and saddening, article about the "new age" of "government in your face," not letting you have the usual freedoms (of what God knows as "real choice"... for doing good things, not for killing babies, as our new Pres. thinks is okay.) guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, at least what there is that is left of it.

The article tells us about some of the "actions" taken, behind closed doors, late at night, by Democrats, leaving out any "slowing down" of what these sly folks wanted to achieve, for their own personal benefit, and to achieve their own selfish goals, including those of our new Pres. (who was not born in the U.S.; he was born in Kenya; and by any laws, in effect, in Hawaii, in 1961, and by his mom's legal age, he also has not automatic U.S. citizenship; see if you can get anyone at Occidental College to admit that he attended classes there under a foreign student scholarship, I think it's been said, as an Indonesian citizen. No American citizenship has been proven, by valid legal documents. I just like folks to know the truth. I figure anyone who reads this blog may already know, but what if you did not know this? I'd want you to know. The U.S. Supreme Court justices have been threatened, so they won't "hear" the case that would prove Mr. BHO, indeed, does not have valid U.S. citizenship. Therefore, he is "the Pres." illegally, and under-handedly. Stay informed! Keep thinking!)

Just thought you would want to know ... why I'd rather be living in some other country, for my time between now and when my Lord Yeshua, the Messiah, returns (in the clouds) for all of us who believe in Him and who have surrendered our lives to Him, as our Lord, Redeemer & Savior, ... and as The Only Son of YHWH God, our Father in Heaven. I'd rather live in Israel, though I have not yet been able to prove my genaeological heritage as being Hebrew, or of the children of Jacob.

For now, I reside in the U.S.A., but that cannot last much longer, since now our new Pres. has decided it must become quickly ''changed over'' (as quick as he can manage it, as the puppet of the Illuminati, the CFR, and the U.N., besides the EU, and more, as Pres. W. Clinton was) into a socialist "state," much like England, Ireland and Scotland, have become, ... over a period of time. Behind our backs, just like he somehow managed to gain the U.S. presidency, Mr. BHO has "done it again," so to speak, though our legislators were behind this overt, tyrannical, dictatorial act only a traitor would attempt to do, in our country -- he has sold us over to the control of an out-of-control "national bank" system (which is what Pres. Andrew Jackson abolished! and it was one of the best things for our country's future!), to the control of whatever the EU is doing in Europe, that we think we can copy (because he sees America as already being Region 10 in the New World Order), and to the control of those in the U.N. who would prefer (for example) that children have decision-making control over their parents, and to the control of selfish doctors who neither have the understanding nor the truthful knowledge of how to get to the roots of disease in a way that does not, in some way, damage or compromise the future health of their patients, ... besides the loss of any decision-making "freedom" of American citizens, over their healthcare ... with regard to prevention of disease or treatment of disease (that is found to be necessary).

I have not personally interviewed those in Canada or in England, but have read testimonies by citizens of both those countries of how ineffective and how "sub-beneficial" the healthcase system is in either of those countries. Now, thanks to BHO and the Democrats in Congress and the Senate, especially those who prefer to work behind closed doors, like cowards, or scared kitty-cats, where no one can oppose their secretive voting, or alter their selfish plans, ... to "gain more control" over U.S. citizens, we now have a medical-care system that most of us would never have approved of, nor would the majority of voting American citizens have voted for. We would not have allowed this to happen, if "the system" as it is designed by the designers of our U.S. Constitution was allowed to work as it was designed to work!!

All of what's just occurred, over the past 30 days, on my calendar, has been more like a nearly-unbelievable horror movie, ... that I never would have believed would have been allowed to happen, ... except that I do live in the U.S., and I am reading "the news" almost daily, online, and am only finding things like a foolish, selfish, known-to-have psychotic tendencies, U.S. Pres., who tells leaders in Israel "what they should do" and ... somehow, thinks that they will agree with what he suggests. They won't go for it, if they are wise! He actually thinks, somehow, that he can call himself a Christian??!!?? He has "the audacity" of a man who is not wise nor is he just (based on his own past, and on the basis he wrote about in his book, upon which he makes his decisions, and those he gets advice from, who are known traitors to our Constitution, who are rebels, and terrorists, among those he knows as friends), nor does he understand what's written and easy to read and interpret correctly, in our U.S. Constitution. He does not understand how to deal with leaders of other countries. He's never led any department of any U.S. government office. And while a U.S. Senator, he voted mostly as "absentee" or "not voting." What is that??!!?? Avoiding "being a real man" and "being a real leader of men."

Anyway, besides my own lack of understanding, of how a man could seriously lie his way into the Oval Office, to be allowed to lead this country down a "slippery, but fast, path toward self-destruction," I just can't figure out how he managed it ...
... except for the fact that God decided it is now time for our country to be (righteously) judged (harshly, but nevertheless less than we deserve) for our allowing such evil to exist and continue within our borders, for many years! I do not feel personally responsible for this problem, though I am personally able to sin, and contribute to the overall "total number" of sins of all those who do dwell in the U.S.A. In that respect, I feel like Isaiah, one who said he realized he was ..."a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: ...."

And as Daniel shared in chapter 9 of his book, beginning at verse 4, through verse 14, I have sinned, others in the land where I live have sinned, and ... we have not followed faithfully and done what God has commanded us to do, in all that He has told us to be sure not to allow in our country. It is true I do not have jurisdictional "authority" over any area of this country other than any land I have ever owned, within it. But ... as a citizen of this land, I am held as guilty by Him, Who over-rules every country on this earth. He is righteous and good, and cannot do anything wrong, so I know I am "guilty" ... as many others are, of what YHWH God is now judging us "all" for, in the U.S.A.

And as Daniel, I must be sure I have "examined myself" and "confessed my sins and iniquities" unto my Lord and God, because He expects it of me, and has commanded me to "be pure in heart," and "humble myself" under His Mighty Hand, and to "love one another" (first, among my fellow believers in The Lord Yeshua the Messiah), and "live out" my salvation, in meekness and in fear (of The Lord YHWH, my God and Father). I have failed Him, at times! And He has ever been faithful to me, and has forgiven me for every sin I have recognized and repented of, and confessed to Him and to those I have trespassed against! His Mercy endureth for ever! His Love is everlasting! I live by the Faith of The Son of God, Yeshua, Who loved me and gave Himself for me, by atoning for my sin through His sacrificial death, in my place, on the Roman execution stake, long, long ago!

Since it is obviously God's timing for 'the end,' of things 'as we've known them' (my husband and I), in our country, I am so ready to take on the joyful, though arduous and sometimes exhausting (but fulfilling), task of leading others to Yeshua haMeshiach in another country, where folks are hungry to meet and get to know the True Redeemer of mankind. I am open to going anywhere! Wherever God would lead our family to go, to plant churches, or to teach The Bible, or to help alongside a truly Biblical ministry of a missionary, or of a native who is a missionary in his own country. I know some Spanish; considered obtaining a degree with a major in Spanish, long ago, but realized this was not what God would have me do. Also have been learning koinonia Greek, used by the writers of the New Covenant (the New Testament), so I trust that might give me a bit of help with the Greek language, if we were to be sent there, to spread The Word of Truth, to win souls for YHWH God's eternal Kingdom. I am a little familiar with some Hebrew, though have not managed to be able to write it, or read it well enough; so, I'd have to study Hebrew much, much more.

But... I am "all ready" to help with any ministry based in Israel, by living in Israel -- that's my life goal -- to dwell in the land where Yeshua walked, and to learn, one on one, to live among God's chosen people. I admire them. They have been through so much, from a human standpoint, and yet, I believe we who call ourselves (true) believers in The Lord ... are just like them in more ways than we might think. ;o)
Am familiar with the man who now heads up the Zola Levitt ministry, having attended a Messianic Jewish congregation where he used to "cant the Sh'ma" and "sang" The Torah reading, in Hebrew, while we fellow worshippers read along in our English Bibles (usually KJV), before the "rabbi" (a completed Jew) shared his "sermon." (well, that may be a Baptist term)
Am glad to see this man, who grew up in America, and has taught Hebrew and other subjects at a Christian ministry (college level courses) in the Dallas area, now getting to teach what he has been learning, through the vehicle of the Zola Levitt Ministries, based in Dallas, TX. ;o)

Anyway, if I must remain in the U.S., though I'd love to live near the mountains, ... I'd honestly rather be in a desert area, if I must live here, ... because I am now convinced that I could find some way to get a water-well dug, ... even if I had to get a grant to dig one myself, using the proper machinery to get it done right ... because the laws here in TN for those who choose to home educate are simply not like the ones we had while living in TX.

And I must admit, though laws, thanks to our legislators who we can't trust in our national government, are changing rapidly, I think I would rather be in a state that, at least, offers more hope of listening, truly, to its citizens, rather than one that caves in, or is afraid of its citizens being given enough freedom to make the wise decisions anyone could make, with regard to educating their own children, using the many, wonderful curriculums, books, materials, and resources, that are now available to parents who fear God and desire to educate their own children, in the ways of Almighty God. (parents who are true believers, that is) Parents who are true believers, at least, fear God above all, and though we make mistakes daily, we do endeavour to do what is right, knowing we will be judged by The Judge of all, one day, and we do what is just, good and we try to use wise judgment and employ an attitude of civic responsibility, as well as teach good citizenship to our children (though allegiance to a higher power we know as The Lord YHWH God, the Creator of the universe, above any nation).

Though I do not approve of what has just recently been "set into motion," in my own country, I still am aware that God is in control of all things, and only allows what He can use / turn to good, for His good purposes! He is able to deliver all who are true believers from not only the wrath to come, but also from evil dictators / rulers! He is able to provide a safe haven for those whose lands are under attack, or whose lives are in danger, from over-reaching government leaders, who think it is wiser to round up and encarcerate honest, upright citizens (who happen to be true believers in The Lord YHWH Almighty, El Elyon)... and their "innocent" children, to be exterminated, so they can continue to carry out their evil plans. It just breaks my heart to "see" that they are really going to do it in my lifetime!

Makes me cry, as a person, deep inside, where my "real heart" is, knowing that their eternal future will be one of horrific, intensely-painful, inconceivably-agonizing pain and suffering!! ... if they do not repent and confess that they've made a grave mistake and that they regret doing it, or even thinking or planning it out, for others to suffer under. -- ! I want to see YHWH God show Himself strong on the behalf of those whose hearts are "mature" (complete) toward Him! -- as He mentions in II Chronicles 16: 9.

Eagle Forum's website was set up by the organization, called Eagle Forum, begun by the Constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly, and those who help her keep us informed, through helpful, informative legal and political, and educational, data and news, as well as reports and articles there. I am so grateful to God for this woman's dedication to "getting the truth out to the people!" She and those who work with her have done a great job of sharing what they know to be true! They warned us all, long ago, of the NWO, and of the dangers of NAFTA, and of the "secretive" signing of our country ... to, some time in our future, be renamed the North American Union, along with Canada and Mexico. I don't think the citizens of either of those countries like this arrangement and decisions-being-made-behind-our-backs any more than I do!

But ... for some reason, I still live here, though, to me, all of what's going on, economically and within those who make the laws in the U.S.A., has simply been one way God has been hoping to use to strongly urge "all true believers" in the U.S.A., to reconsider "going onto" any mission field He has ever urged them to pray about going on, in the past, to serve The Lord, and win souls for His Kingdom. It's time, folks! We can't wait any longer, if we believe He wants us to "go," even if it is within the borders of what we now know to be the U.S.A.

We must "go" and "preach the Gospel" and "teach all nations," (some say "make disciples of all nations"), "baptizing them in the Name of The Father (YHWH God), and of The Son (Yeshua haMeshiach), and of The Holy Ghost (Ruach haChodesh):"

Will we obey the call? He qualifies the called. He does not "call" the (already) qualified. So, we all are able to go, and preach and teach! He will enable us to. "Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it." -- I Thessalonians 5: 24

(the opinions shared in this post are my own, and do not reflect on any opinions shared or on anything shared at the website I have put a link for, at the top of this post, on the Eagle Forum site)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I prefer seeing ladies wearing long skirts / dresses, with lengths near their ankles, full skirts, and petticoat-like half-slips...

Men prefer ladies who wear skirts or dresses. They naturally like to see ladies wearing truly feminine-looking clothing. Most men will admit that they also prefer ladies, whoare not their own wives, or who are "in public," wearing clothing that "covers them," covering their arms at least to the elbows, and covering their knees, and a bit more, as well as not being so tight-fitting that the clothing leaves no question about the lady's "inner form." (underneath)

Whatever happened to ladies dressing modestly? (the dictionary definition of modesty is good enough to define what that word means) Why are women not ashamed to dress in clothing that leaves no element of doubt as to what their "parts" look like, in shape and form, down to the detail!?? What has happened to our understanding that what a woman wears, especially in public, but also at home, can and will defile a man, through his eyes (seeing her, if she is scantily clad)? Do we, especially in the USA, have no fear of God? Do we not realize that we will, one day, answer for and pay the consequences for what we've chosen to do? -- this applies to our thought life, our words, and our actions?

Just as we would teach a child to be "sufficiently covered" ... at least as much as I have described, in words, above, if we are wise, ... we should make sure we are helping our daughters, our growing girls, and more so, our older daughters / young ladies, to cover themselves sufficiently, so as not to entice a man, young or old, to rape, or even to think a wrong thought about these ladies. If we do not teach our daughters, and our granddaughters, to cover their bodies sufficiently, we will reap what we've sown, and we will be held responsible for the results in their lives!

Are we willing to condone under-dressing, any longer, in our society (in the USA)?
Are we willing to "make a statement" that is wise, regarding this topic?
Are we willing to be "seen" as "old-fashioned" or "odd" or "out of touch with the culture," but "wise" in the Eyes of our Lord, Who designed these bodies to be used to give glory to His Name, and not for our own selfish pleasure, or exploitation, due to social pressure (from those who act foolishly, and do not realize what "seeds" they are "sowing")?

I am willing to be criticized. However, if anyone wishes to change my mind about this information I've tried to share here, it is true that I will not be changing my mind about this. A person's personal convictions are given to them by The One Who made the person. Please, if you wish to express your own personal understanding about this topic, you are welcome to email me to express your own opinion or understanding about this topic. If you do not know my email address, then perhaps you do not know me well.

It will do no good to express opposing opinions in response to this blog post, hoping that once you "submit them," they will, then, be immediately "displayed." (they are being moderated) My convictions stand. The Lord does not change. And this teaching has never changed. I did not write it. He did.
(However, in this particular blog post, yes, I did write these particular words) I do happen to agree with what He wrote, and I do take what some may call a "very conservative" viewpoint about what The Lord wrote in His Book, The Word of God.

And, yes, what I've shared only expresses my version of what I understand He shared, in His Word, long, long ago, to the best of my ability to "express" what I mean, regarding what dressing modestly means. (I read both the KJV and the Geneva Bible versions) And, yes, I have looked up the meanings of the words used in the Bible in verses that express how women should be clothed. (both Hebrew and Greek, besides doing some cultural studies about modest clothing; God does not change; His standards should remain just as high as they were in Biblical times. This is not "old-fashioned." It is just plain wise to do -- to honor our Maker! He killed an animal to clothe Adam and Eve, when they were "in the transgression." He knows how we should be rightly clothed!)

I can only trust that those who read this post will honor "free speech" by respecting me in sharing my own understanding of what women would be wise to wear. These are, indeed, my expressed opinions / thoughts.

We ladies are not on this earth to attract attention! We are on this earth to work, to serve, to do our duties, love our husbands and our children, and teach our posterity to think and do what is wisest in God's opinion.

If you disagree, I will respect your opinion. I just think it is just (as in "right") to share something I have found to be true -- men do prefer to see women dressing in obviously-feminine clothing, and that means ... in dresses or skirts. And most men will not appreciate seeing a lady who dresses immodestly, ... unless their own lifestyle and behavior, and the company they keep, indicates that they are not wise, honorable, noble, or upright men, themselves.

Below is one website that also offers some thoughts on modesty, for ladies. (and girls)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Encouraging Words from The One Who Loves you most

( These are my notes on what The Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Rav Shaul to write about, in Ephesians 4: 17 - 24)

verse 17-18:
We are to have our (spiritual) understanding enlightened by The Truth of YHWH God, Who shares with us (gives to us) all things that pertain to life and godliness. This phrase, within the statement just made, is taken from II Peter 1: 3 -- "According as His divine Power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto {eternal} Life and Godliness {God-like-ness}, through the Knowledge of Him that hath called us to Glory and Virtue (having an excellent spirit; doing what is righteous and good, with a right motive and loving heart attitude)."

We are not to be ignorant. If there is any lack of knowledge or of wisdom in us (and there always is), we are to ask God to give us wisdom and knowledge we need to make wise decisions that give His Name (haShem) glory, and that turn men's (and women's) hearts to Him! If we think we "know" something, He will surely show us that we do not know as much as we think we do (in our conceit).

We are to find those who are wiser than we are in The Lord, living a more Godly life than we know we do, and ask them to pray for us, and counsel us, when we need some practical advice, and are not sure "what to do next." He may use them to point us back to His Word, to read a passage in another place we've not explored recently, or they might pray with us, asking The Lord Who knows all things, and Who Loves us with His everlasting (and powerful!), genuine Love, to break down the walls (in us) that are preventing His Mighty, abundant, ever-available Grace to work in us His Will. He will be faithful to "do it."

verses 21-24:
We are to "put off" concerning our behavior and thinking (our thinking, if it is wrongly rooted or influenced, leads to wrong speaking, and a tongue that says wrong things, which hurt God and others) "the (our) old man" (this refers to both men and women, folks!), which refers to our flesh, our human self, our frail nature which is corrupted and is rotting, slowly, from birth on. We are, in other words, not to listen to what our human mind thinks, but to continually, as Yeshua (Jesus) did while on earth, ask The Father in Heaven what He wants us to think, say and do. !! Is this a revelation?

It is written in The Word, that we should follow what our Lord did, and ask The Father "what do You want me to do, for Your glory, today?" Just our marching orders, as some call them. We need to understand this, as well: We are to ask, and then, listen to His response to our question. We are to ask Him and 'wait' (and that may be done while we do our regular daily duties, until we have "a real peace" we can perceive, in our soul, in our spirit, more so, that He has either reassured us that what we're doing is what He wants us to continue doing, or else He will, if we have a clear conscience and clean hands, make it clear to us what He wants us to accomplish that day, ... if we remain vigilant and hearing / listening to His Gentle Voice.

He speaks in quietness. Get somewhere "alone" with God! (to hear Him) Spend time with Him, as if He were your Love, and you desire to be with Him at all moments during your day.

I realize that physically doing this can seem nearly impossible for so many of us, but I've done it while in a restroom, even in a public place, or walking outside for about 60 seconds, or a bit more, in an office environment, ... into the hallway, and walking slower than I might otherwise, ... though still achieving my job (I tend to do things fast, so for me to slow down means I am going more at the pace of most others in my workplace, at the time I did this, years ago), or if you're a mom at home with little ones, then just sit and let them "be" for 30 seconds, and praise His Name aloud, or sing to The Lord a hymn of praise to His Name, or ... just thank Him for whatever He brings to your mind, and begin with the simple things He provides which we Americans take so much for granted. He gives us so much more than we realize!

In verses 22 - 24, remember to notice: The Lord, Who rejoices over us with Joy, wishes we would "put off" what we don't need anyway, ... the way we used to think, before we "believed." (in The Lord Yeshua the Messiah) He wants us to also "put off" our rights, our expectations, our hopes and dreams, just laying them down at His altar, offering them as sacrifices we're "giving up" for His sake, and for Him to work His purposes in us and through us, for His glory due to His Name. We owe it to Him! Not as those "under some burdensome obligation," but as thankful children, or as brothers / sisters of The One Who made the entire universe, who recognize that He has put so much at our disposal, and we should just open our eyes, letting Him do the opening (if you understand what I mean here), to enable us to "really see" (with more spiritual Understanding that He wants to give us, as we mature, day by day, in His Truth and in knowing Him better) what He is working in us, and wanting us to accomplish for Him.

We are to allow (and can easily find Joy in allowing) Him to "renew" us in our "spirit of (our) mind;" we are to lay down our plans, and drink in, eat, if you will, The Word of God, until it permeates every part of our being! We are to digest it, by memorizing parts of it, as much as He enables each of us to do, and (our aim is to) meditate on it, by speaking back to God what we have stored in our mind / our soul. This He uses to give us good success in all we endeavour to do. Now, that does not refer to selfish pursuits. He only blesses what is in agreement with His Word and His Spirit and His Will (as I understand it; am hoping my wording is understood as not being the exact words God uses, in His Word, but the basic idea He wants us to get out of it).

We belong to Him! He owns us! If we have plans, or hopes, or dreams, contrary to Him or His Word, or His Spirit, or His Will (for us), then we must yield them, lay them down (and not pick them back up, later), at the altar, as things we no longer need, because His Ways, and His Thoughts, and His Will are higher than ours, and we'll only get something better back to use for His Glory, if we do this. In other words, we aren't truly giving up anything that's truly good. We are only trading in the inferior for the superior. He is able to use us, as we do this, to bless someone else! He is also able to use it to conform our spirit/ our soul to Him and to His Will! This will return to us so much Joy that we soon will find we won't be able to contain it! Hallelujah!!!

We are to be renewed, daily, or, some days, moment by moment, as we read, even a short passage at a time, in His Word. Yes, we are first to stop and pray, asking The Lord YHWH's Holy Spirit to give us Understanding from it, and to teach us what our Father God wants us to learn from it. We are to ask Him to give us the Grace to enable us to "walk" in it. As we choose to "apply" what we've read and have been learning, He blesses us, and shares that goodness and the Wisdom He's teaching us, with others. Then, our Light is shining!

verse 24 reminds us:
We are to "put on the new man (our re-born self)" as if it were clothing, but that goes all the way through us, and not only around us, "which after God is created in Righteousness and True Holiness." wow! Did you see that?! Will I choose, today, to 'let Him clothe me' with the 'new Life' He has already given me, in such a way that I think differently, I speak more like He would, and I act in an attitude of humility and meekness, as He would? Will I respond to others who are not at the level of understanding I am at, with His spirit of Peace? of Grace? of LovingKindness? of Tolerance (in the right sense of that word, from YHWH God's perspective)? of Patience? of Mercy?

Will I remember to speak a verbal, Scriptural blessing upon anyone who "comes at me" with a wrong attitude, either to hurt me, or in ignorance? Will I remember to ask The Lord to make them the God-honoring, God-Loving people He wishes them to be? Will I remember to accept them at the point they are at, as Yeshua (Jesus) accepted me at the point I was at?,
... when I first surrendered my life to Him, in believing trust that He truly was (and is) The Only-begotten Son of YHWH God, my Father in heaven, and
... that He came to earth to live, suffer and die in my place to redeem me from the curse of the law and from the destruction and condemnation of my self, to eternal destruction, which was the path I was on, before.
He then arose from the dead, by the Power of God, on the third day, according to The Scriptures (God's Word), and He is now alive and dwelling at the Right Hand of the Father Almighty. God has put all things under His Feet, and He is my Redeemer, my Deliverer, my Lord, Master, and Saviour! I belong to Him and am a child of God!

Will I see, more and more, through spiritual eyes that see the Truth as God sees it? Will I accept everyone and not choose favorites, showing "respect of persons" ... treating some better than others? James 2 shares with us that we must treat all others as the same, before God. We are not to treat, for example, a rich man better than we'd treat a man whose clothes are ragged, dirty, or as if his lack of washing makes him a worse person than someone who keeps their body clean but their inner self is corrupt, and in darkness and they dwell in sinfulness. I am to treat all as children of God, because He may be bringing any one of the people I meet to a saving knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. I don't know who. He may show me who. But if He does not, I am to do as Yeshua taught: to treat them as I would like to be treated.

And when I mess up, as we all do, even as believers in The Lord make mistakes, daily, ... He has made a way for me to make it right again, with my Lord, and King, by admitting I realize I was wrong to ................... (I can mention what it was I did, speaking specifically, naming the sin as what God calls it in His Word; studying His Word often makes me more aware of what He calls sin and what I should call it, as I repent of sins committed after I received His free gift of salvation) And then, I can mention what it did to the one I hurt, by doing what's wrong, and mention what it did to Him, as all my sins do hurt Him (Yeshua /Jesus). Then, I can ask Him to forgive me, or as some say, thank Him for forgiving me, showing me His Mercy.

Then, I can rejoice and ... there may be one more step that some, like Neil T. Anderson, and others, like Jim Logan, teach is good to take: I can, next, ask Him to take back the ground I gave to satan by my bitterness or anger in my sin (if my sin involved either or those two), in The Name and through The Blood of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Amen.

This is not a formula. It's simply a pattern of what I've been taught, and have found is powerful. As mentioned in Ephesians 4: 26 - 27, Paul mentions a powerful truth that many overlook, or just 'miss.' I did, for years! And I still mess up, and let myself get tricked into becoming bitter, or angry, at times, showing that anger or bitterness in speaking or in an attitude I, then, show to others. I do it in ignorance, at the moment "I lost it." (my temper, let's say) But ... I must realize, recognize that it is actually a spirit (of the enemy of God) trying to act on me to get me to do something I would not otherwise do. The Lord wishes me to remain under His (Spirit of) self-control.

He wishes me to honor Him by remaining vigilant regarding the devil's many attempts to trap me, or cause me to fall. But if we each are in communion with our Lord, are keeping our sins confessed, remaining reconciled to God our Father, and are letting Him work in us, to do His Will, and not ours, then He will enable us to "catch ourselves" before letting ourselves 'slip off the path.' (on which we are to walk; how we are to live) And when we don't do all things as He would wish us to, He is so good to us, that He is ever ready to welcome us back, if we will just recognize, acknowledge what we've done wrong, and confess it as sin, and ask Him, again, to forgive us.

He does enable us to live without willfully sinning. (from I John 5: 18 - 20) So, do all you can to study to show yourself "approved unto God" so that you are seen as one who is approved of God, by those who dwell in the darkness of this present world system. (from II Timothy 3: 15) We are meant by The Lord to shine as Lights in this world.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Lord is our victory! His generosity goes on and on!

I Corinthians 15: 57-58 reminds us ...
"... thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding (!!) in the work of The Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor (for / to win souls for His Kingdom) is not in vain *in* The Lord."

I Corinthians 15: 50-54 also speak of victory ...
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit The Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption (that which is able to die; the *flesh*) inherit incorruption (eternal life). Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump: for the Trumpet shall sound, and the dead (in Messiah) shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So, when this corruptible (body of the flesh) shall have put on incorruption (immortality),a nd this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."

The Lord is the Victor over death.
He alone holds the keys to death and hell, now.

We can trust Him Who is True.
He alone is able to deliver these mortal bodies into (as He changes them into incorruptible spiritual bodies) immortality.

I John 5: 4 shares with us ...
"For whatsoever is born of God (our Father in Heaven, YHWH, the Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob / Israel) overcometh the world (system): and this is the victory that overcometh the world (system), even our faith."

I John 5: 5 - 13 continues ....
"Who is he that overcometh the world (system), but he that believeth that that Yeshua (Jesus) is The (True, Only-begotten) Son of God (YHWH)?
"This is He that came by water and Blood, even Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ); not by water only, but by water and Blood. And it is The (Holy) Spirit (of YHWH) that beareth witness, because The (Holy) Spirit is Truth.
"For there are three that bear record in Heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost (Spirit): and these three are one.
"And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His son.
"He that believeth on The Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son.
"And this is the record, that God (the Father Almighty) hath given us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son.
"He that hath The Son hath Life: and he that hath not The Son of God hath not Life.
"These things have I written unto you that believe on The Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal Life, and that ye may believe on The Name of The Son of God."

I John 5: 20 ... shares more truth, for those who believe ...
"And we know that The Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah (Christ). This is The True God, and eternal Life."

He has already won the victory over death, and over this world system in which we live, being on the earth as we are. He won it through His Life, suffering death, burial, and subsequent Resurrection from the dead! (on the third day after He died)
All we need do is realize we have no way to get to Heaven ourselves (on our own merit), after we die, because we were born unable to measure up to God's "mark" ... His standard of Righteousness, of sinlessness, of being pure in heart (on our own), of having a right attitude at all times, and in every motive of our hearts, ... and more, because He requires us to be holy, as He is holy, and we can only do that by being "in" Messiah, through our belief in His Name, and in His atoning sacrifice as the Lamb of God, in our place, to redeem us (each of us individually).
We can never do enough to earn our way into Heaven, or eternal Life, on our own, by ourselves.
We need a Redeemer, One Who is our kinsman-Redeemer (as Boaz was, for Ruth), Who is willing to "pay the debt owed" by our sins, and iniquities, in God's sight, ... to make us acceptable to The King Eternal (Melech ha Olam).
We must believe on The Name of The Son of God, Who took upon Himself our sins and iniquities, on the tree, the Roman execution stake. To do that, we can "call upon The Name of The Lord," and He will surely save us (deliver us from eternal condemnation) from the wrath to come. He promised. He cannot lie. He is The Truth! He will do it!

The victory has been won! Yeshua the Messiah has won it *for* us! Hallelujah!!! Let's (we who already believe) trust in Him, Who made us, has redeemed us, and will carry us through into eternal Life with Him, in Heaven! Those who read this and do not know Him may visit http://www.lifeinthebible.org/ to learn *how* to join the family of God.
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