Just my understanding of God’s Word

Luke 9:62

62 To him Yeshua said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God.”

I cannot fall back on past success and consider myself actively working for the Kingdom. Adonai commands that I actively show proof of my trust through action. Abba grant that I be that strong worker.

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Unity

Acts 6:1-4
​ Around this time, when the number of talmidim was growing, the Greek-speaking Jews began complaining against those who spoke Hebrew that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. So the Twelve called a general meeting of the talmidim and said, “It isn’t appropriate that we should neglect the Word of God in order to serve tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among yourselves who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will appoint them to be in charge of this important matter, but we ourselves will give our full attention to praying and to serving the Word.”
 
Division inside the body can only lead to one thing, distraction from the leading of the Ruach in our lives. When any group of people inside the body feel that they are entitled to something that denies the rest of the body from participating, such as the division between the Hebrew speaking and Greek speaking Jews it can destroy the mission of that congregation. Only by submitting to the leadership of God in our lives can we avoid such division. Abba let me be like Stephen and serve where I am called. Do not let me be the cause of division in Your bride but hold forth in keeping Your people together like the Good Shepherd with His flock. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Unity

Acts 5:12-14
Meanwhile, through the emissaries many signs and miracles continued to be done among the people. United in mind and purpose, the believers met in Shlomo’s Colonnade; and no one else dared to join them. Nevertheless, the people continued to regard them highly; and throngs of believers were added to the Lord, both men and women.
 
It is when the body of believers are united in mind and purpose that the Ruach and move and the miracles of ADONAI invade our lives. There is comfort, there is fellowship, there is safety because the godless can only confront us when there is division in our camp. Lord let me stand with Your saints and always praise Your Holy Name. Keep me in Your will so that Your Ruach can move freely in this time. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Speak Truth

Malachi 2:7-9
A cohen’s lips should safeguard knowledge,
and people should seek Torah from his mouth,
because he is the messenger
of ADONAI-Tzva’ot.
But you turned away from the path,
you caused many to fail in the Torah,
you corrupted the covenant of Levi,”
says ADONAI-Tzva’ot.
“Therefore I have in turn made you
contemptible and vile before all the people,
because you did not keep my ways
but were partial in applying the Torah.”

How many times have we seen congregational leaders fall because they forgot to keep Torah. The Word of God has not changed through all of time yet we as humans try to change it to fit the it into the box of our lives so that it doesn’t interfere with the selfish things we want to do. Instead we should cling to the Word as Yeshua has taught us and share this with the world we live in. Abba let me always put You first in my life and cling fully to Your Word which is life for all mankind. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

The Word

Psalm 1:1-3
​ How blessed are those
who reject the advice of the wicked,
don’t stand on the way of sinners
or sit where scoffers sit!
Their delight
is in ADONAI’s Torah;
on his Torah they meditate
day and night.
They are like trees planted by stream
they bear their fruit in season,
their leaves never wither,
everything they do succeeds.
 
There is so much gobbledygook to pick from theses days when people search for a foundation for their trust in ADONAI. Much of it is man made and just a fake plaster to make one feel good as he or she goes on with their unchanged sinful ways. But clinging to God’s Word, His Torah given to His people so that His love may fill the world, that is the deep roots that will bring one closer to the Almighty. Abba no matter how full and crazy my life becomes let me always seek You first in my day so that I can live my life for You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

The Word

Nehemiah 9:13-14
“‘You descended on Mount Sinai
and spoke with them from heaven.
You gave them right rulings and true teachings,
good laws and mitzvot.
You revealed to them your holy Shabbat
and gave them mitzvot, laws and the Torah
through Moshe your servant.
 
The Word of God is the Word delivered to us unchanging. It is God that tells us what is holy and what is not. It is we as a people that forget or neglect to study that Word to know His truth. Lord forgive me for when I am lazy or distracted but always let me follow Your Word. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Strength in Joy

Nehemiah 8:9-10
Nechemyah the Tirshata, ‘Ezra the cohen and Torah-teacher and the L’vi’im who taught the people said to all the people, “Today is consecrated to ADONAI your God; don’t be mournful, don’t weep.” For all the people had been weeping when they heard the words of the Torah. Then he said to them, “Go, eat rich food, drink sweet drinks, and send portions to those who can’t provide for themselves; for today is consecrated to our Lord. Don’t be sad, because the joy of ADONAI is your strength.”
 
At this time the nation of Judah had just returned from exile to Babylon and most did not know how to speak or read Hebrew, let alone understand ADONAI’s appointed times and feast days. Yet on this day the Feast of Trumpets, commemorating the delivery of God’s Word to the people, they changed with this supernatural meeting with their God. Yet our God is a God of joy and life and we are not to focus on the time that we have lost with Him but rejoice that He is with us now as we come to be with Him. It is in that joy that we as believers both then and now can persevere in the times that trouble us because our foundation is not based on our own deeds but God. Dear Lord praise Your name and allowing us to serve You on Your appointed days. Abba keep me close so that I am always serving You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Details

Luke 24:4-7
They were standing there, not knowing what to think about it, when suddenly two men in dazzlingly bright clothing stood next to them. Terror-stricken, they bowed down with their faces to the ground. The two men said to them, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has been raised. Remember how he told you while he was still in the Galil, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be executed on a stake as a criminal, but on the third day be raised again’?”
 
ADONAI is amazing in the detail of His Word. Not only had Yeshua risen in defeating sin in our lives, not only did the women discover the tomb was empty, but in accordance with His own law (Deuteronomy 19:15) God sent two witnesses to ensure the truth of salvation was told to those women. Praise You Lord for the detail that is in Your salvation. Praise You Lord that nothing is below Your notice, that You would turn Your gaze even toward me. Thank You in the name of Yeshua our salvation, amen.

Obedient

Luke 23:54-56
It was Preparation Day, and a Shabbat was about to begin. The women who had come with Yeshua from the Galil followed; they saw the tomb and how his body was placed in it. Then they went back home to prepare spices and ointments.
On Shabbat the women rested, in obedience to the commandment;
 
Even in the midst of all this pain and suffering these women honored the commandments of ADONAI. It is when we are following His Word that we are fulfilling His will. Even more by honoring Shabbat God gives us the rest we need to seek Him more closely. Abba thank You for all that You have done for me to see me through the days of my life. The encouragement I receive from family and friends, the succor for the resources You have provided and the wisdom of Your Word. Lord let me always stay in Your loving grasp, I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Psalm 133

Psalms 133
​ A song of ascents. By David:
Oh, how good, how pleasant it is
for brothers to live together in harmony.
It is like fragrant oil on the head
that runs down over the beard,
over the beard of Aharon,
and flows down on the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon
that settles on the mountains of Tziyon.
For it was there that ADONAI ordained
the blessing of everlasting life.
 
Oh God why can’t we understand this psalm today. We seem to argue over everything small and trivial and ignore the things that are great and eternal. Abba heal this world so that we as a people may once more sing such praises to You. Yet I read that last line again and I see that Yeshua’s sacrifice on that mountain in Tziyon allowed for Your blessing of everlasting life to flow out over this world. Lord praise Your glorious name. Abba please hear my cry as I ask in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Glory

Luke 21:25-28
“There will appear signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on earth, nations will be in anxiety and bewilderment at the sound and surge of the sea, as people faint with fear at the prospect of what is overtaking the world; for the powers in heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with tremendous power and glory. When these things start to happen, stand up and hold your heads high; because you are about to be liberated!”
 
What a word for today! With signs in the sky like the blood red moons and the eclipse and the planet jupiter aligning with the constellation virgo under the seven stars of the constellation leo. ADONAI is being true to His word giving us signs in the sun, moon and stars. That with the most active hurricane season on record and the continual threat of erosion for the seas who can deny the powers in heaven are being shaken. Oh Yeshua to see You returning now to Your people! All power and glory are due unto You. Lord thank You for saving me from myself. I praise Your Holy Name, amen.