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

Ezekiel 47:21-23
“‘This is the territory you are to divide among the tribes of Isra’el. You are to divide it by lot as an inheritance both to you and to the foreigners living among you who give birth to children living among you; for you they are to be no different from the native-born among the people of Isra’el—they are to have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Isra’el. You are to give the foreigner an inheritance in the territory of the tribe with whom he is living, ‘says Adonai ELOHIM.
 
There is no doubt that ADONAI is calling more than just the nation of Israel. He is calling all of us that circumcise our heart to His will. It is with that understanding that we as Gentiles will be folded into the nation state of Israel just as Sha’ul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians, the old and new testaments coming together to reveal our future. God praise Your holy name that You so cared for us that You allowed the theme of salvation and restoration be entwined throughout Your Word. Bless You Lord. Let me always carry this knowledge in my head and in my heart. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Unity

Luke 1:8-11
One time, when Z’kharyah was fulfilling his duties as cohen during his division’s period of service before God, he was chosen by lot (according to the custom among the cohanim) to enter the Temple and burn incense. All the people were outside, praying, at the time of the incense burning, when there appeared to him an angel of ADONAI standing to the right of the incense altar.

It takes the unity of the body of believers for the supernatural to happen. In this case the angel Gabriel tells Z’kharyah that he is to have a son that will announce the salvation of Israel and the world. It wasn’t enough that Z’kharyah was obedient but the whole nation, at that time the whole body believers that came to hear from God that open the doorway for Gabriel to deliver his message. How much more could we achieve if we brought our hearts in line with ADONAI’s desires as a nation. God forgive my nation for its wanderings and adultery of Your Word. Forgive us as individuals for selfishly putting our wants before Yours. Lord we need Your kingship in our lives. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Holy vs common

Ezekiel 42:20
He measured its four sides; it had a wall around it; and it was 875 [feet] long and 875 [feet] wide. Thus a division was made between what was holy and what was common.
 
We as believers must draw the line between what is holy and what is not. As a messianic believer I observe Shabbat and as such I do no work on Shabbat that would earn myself money. In fact I try to do nothing on Shabbat other than good for people other than me, so the focus isn’t on me but God and reaching out to other people. This is what I believe ADONAI wanted when He told us to keep Shabbat and what Yeshua reaffirmed when He said that He was the Lord of Shabbat. Lord help me to continue to give what You ask for as holy and maintain it so the world will know that You are ADONAI. Don’t let me treat as common anything that You would have me do. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Prayer

Psalm 145:18
ADONAI is close to all who call on him,
to all who sincerely call on him.
 
ADONAI does answer our prayers yet we as believers cannot be flippant with them. God is our Father and as such involved with our lives not just some atm to withdraw deposits of faith in our crisis without spending time in sincere prayer and worship. Continuously seek ways of drawing closer to Him to understand His desire for our lives. Lord let me hear You as much as I ask You for things. Don’t let me be like Israel of old only crying out in my distress, but let me be like David pursuing Your heart in all that He did. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Pastured

Ezekiel 34:31
‘You, my sheep, the sheep in my pasture, are human beings; and I am your God,’ says Adonai ELOHIM.”
 
What a word of comfort to know when coming into trust in the Lord, He will hold us and grant us all good things. To know there is no divide in us between race, creed, or kind but we are all believers in the Word, His human beings. ADONAI ELOHIM I praise You for Your comforting Word. To know that You tend to us as a shepherd to his flock actively keeping watch and leading us to provision eases my mind and my heart. I cannot express enough the praise You deserve. Lord bless Your holy name! Amen.

Statement

Daniel 3:16-18
Shadrakh, Meishakh and ‘Aved-N’go answered the king, “Your question doesn’t require an answer from us. Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, he will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power. But even if he doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”

What words of trust and power. This witness would bring king Nebuchadnezzar to his knees before ADONAI. Lord build Your Ruach in me so that I will answer like these mighty men when called. Let me never deny Your Word even if it means my death. I ask this in Yeshua’s mighty name, amen.

Repentance

Revelations 16:11
yet they cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and did not turn from their sinful deeds.
 
Some people just don’t get it. This includes me. I have cursed and cried and pouted when bad things happen to me and true some of them are out of my control, but the majority are from my own bad decisions and rebellion to God’s Word. And many many times when I am down there in the bottom of that pit or swirling around in that storm I cry out to God angry and cursing that he would do such a thing to me, when in truth I was being rewarded for my own bad decisions. Oh God forgive me for being so hard hearted that I didn’t see Your guiding hand trying to turn me from my own selfish foolishness before now. Lord keep goading me so that I will be the witness You desire for Your Word, the salvation of Yeshua ha Mashiach and living in the grace that You give. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Seeking

Lamentations 3:25-26
ADONAI is good to those waiting for him,
to those who are seeking him out.
It is good to wait patiently
for the saving help of ADONAI.
 
It is with concentration and desire that we as believers must pursue what ADONAI will have for us. We must seek out God! For just as Yeshua said He is standing at the door willing only we have to find and open that door. Lord help me to always look first and foremost to You in all things. Keep me in Your will and infill me with Your Ruach so that I will know all that You would have for me. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Repent

Obadiah 1:15
For the Day of ADONAI is near for all nations;
as you did, it will be done to you;
your dealings will come back on your own head.
 
As a nation it is how we treat Israel that determines how ADONAI deals with us. One cannot poke at the people of God’s eye and expect to get away with it. One also cannot follow the abominations that forced Israel to be scattered for two thousand years and not be judged for it. Today our country is beset by fires, earthquakes, flooding and 1000 year storms, is this not the hand of God calling for us to turn back? Yet have we as a nation sent up a cry of repentance or do we continue to ignore the hand of ADONAI TZ’VA’OT the Lord of Heaven’s Armies goading us to return to Him. Do we as a nation rather take all this pain instead of following Him? Abba forgive me for not standing up when I should have defended Your Word. Forgive me for passing up the orphan and widow because assisting them would have taken time and treasure from me and my selfish desires. Lord forgive this nation that You have placed me who in their hubris redefined Your definition of marriage and declare other abominations as normal. ADONAI please turn back Your hand so we may see Your grace and understand Your salvation through Yeshua ha Mashiach whose sacrifice removes all sin. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Refuge

Psalm 48:2-4
Great is ADONAI
and greatly to be praised,
in the city of our God,
his holy mountain,
beautiful in its elevation,
the joy of all the earth,
Mount Tziyon, in the far north,
the city of the great king.
In its citadels God
has been revealed as a strong defense.
 
It is not the city or the mountain that it is on but that ADONAI has chosen it to be His footstool so that His Word can go out to the world that makes it the rock and the hard place for the foolish and unbeliever. Lord thank You for being our strong tower in all things, amen.