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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Understanding

Genesis 38:6-8
Y’hudah took a wife for ‘Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. But ‘Er, Y’hudah’s firstborn, was evil from ADONAI’s perspective, so ADONAI killed him. Y’hudah said to Onan, “Go and sleep with your brother’s wife—perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her, and preserve your brother’s line of descent.”
 
This is 500 years before Moshe, ADONAI’s Torah was already written on their hearts. Walking with his father Isra’el, Y’hudah understood the covenant with ADONAI and promise there in. We too are to write God’s Word upon our own hearts so that we can serve him all that more. Abba let me gather in everything that You will teach me and use that teaching for Your kingdom. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Respite

Genesis 32:1-3
​Early in the morning Lavan got up, kissed his sons and daughters, and blessed them. Then Lavan left and returned to his own place. Ya’akov went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Ya’akov saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp,” and called that place Machanayim [two camps].
 
Ya’akov had just finished a confrontation with Laban his father in law who had repeatedly tried to swindle Ya’akov out of his possessions and was getting ready to face his bother ‘Esav who had sworn to kill him over the birthright and blessing Ya’akov had taken. Yet in between these times of great stress Ya’akov was able to see ADONAI’s servants encamped around him as a hedge of protection and comfort. We as believers have that same hedge, trust in God to see to our needs and work always for His kingdom and we will have our times of comfort and rest. Lord let me always strive to serve You and not some fleeting desire of my own. Let me share Your will with others I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Rejoice in all things

Genesis 29:25-26

In the morning Ya’akov saw that he was with Le’ah, and he said to Lavan, “What kind of thing is this that you’ve done to me? Didn’t I work for you for Rachel? Why have you deceived me?” Lavan answered, “In our place that isn’t how it’s done, to give the younger daughter before the firstborn.

Sometimes the reward from Adonai is not what I expect it to be. In Ya’akov case Leah was mother to six of his sons, half of the tribes of Israel. Like Ya’akov also I don’t see the worth of that reward until much later because I am so focused on something else. God forgive me when I get wrapped around the axel about things. Thank You for all the blessings You have given me. Amen.

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Tithing

Genesis 28:20-22
Ya’akov took this vow: “If God will be with me and will guard me on this road that I am traveling, giving me bread to eat and clothes to wear, so that I return to my father’s house in peace, then ADONAI will be my God; and this stone, which I have set up as a standing-stone, will be God’s house; and of everything you give me, I will faithfully return one-tenth to you.”
 
This is one of the marks of a believer, to tithe faithfully. Ya’akov just like his grandfather Avraham and father Yitz’chak set aside one-tenth of his possessions for ADONAI, and before there was even a tabernacle or priestly order. Imagine if we all who claim to trust in God faithfully gave our tenth, there would be no need for any worldly social programs for then we would truly be our brother’s keeper. Lord hold me to this standard and never let me think that anything is more important than submitting Your tithe. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
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Focused

Genesis 24:33
But when a meal was set before him, he said, “I won’t eat until I say what I have to say.” Lavan said, “Speak.”
 
Avraham’s servant sense of purpose could not be lost in the daily needs of life. He had been blessed by ADONAI in finding Rivkah and wanted to complete his commission to Avraham. That is how we need to be as the body in serving God, excited and driven to complete what we are called to do before seeing to our earthly needs. The meal was there and ready but could wait until the message and answer were given. Lord let me always understand Your timing in my life and put Your service before all things. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Pay Attention

Luke 8:18
Pay attention, then, to how you hear! For anyone who has something will be given more; but from anyone who has nothing, even what he seems to have will be taken away.”
 
We cannot be the two hour a week worshipers of ADONAI and expect to see major anything in our lives. As believers we should be paying attention 24/7 to the Word in our lives. Prayer and concentrated study of the Word is what lets us hear what God would have us know. It is with that knowledge that we share God’s love to the world. Lord let me always listen when Your are speaking and not be distracted by worldly concerns. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Our Comforter

Psalm 3:2-6
ADONAI, how many enemies I have!
How countless are those attacking me;
how countless those who say of me,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” (Selah)
But you, ADONAI, are a shield for me;
you are my glory, you lift my head high.
With my voice I call out to ADONAI,
and he answers me from his holy hill. (Selah)
I lie down and sleep, then wake up again,
because ADONAI sustains me.
 
Even though this is David’s lament when Avshalom rebelled against him, for me it resounds for all those times I felt abandoned in this world. Had not my parents given me a firm foundation in trusting ADONAI I do not know if I would be the man I am now. It was in those times that I was wallowing in this feeling that I am the only person experiencing this pain and there was no one to help me in that moment of personal isolation and abandonment I felt the comfort of God through the Ruach HaKodesh and was able to sleep through the night and face a new day. I cannot imagine what my life would be like if it was not for the hope El Elyon, Most High God, gives me through His Word, Yeshua. Lord let me cling always to You and see each difficulty through Your eyes. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
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Foundation

Luke 6:47-49
Everyone who comes to me, hears my words and acts on them—I will show you what he is like: he is like someone building a house who dug deep and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the torrent beat against that house but couldn’t shake it, because it was constructed well. And whoever hears my words but doesn’t act on them is like someone who built his house on the ground without any foundation. As soon as the river struck it, it collapsed and that house became a horrendous wreck!”
 
Since Noach ADONAI has been speaking to us to return to Him. To seek Him and His Word, to dwell in the safety and security of His love for us, a love so great that He gave a part of Himself in Yeshua to reconcile us to Him. By studying the Word and daily communing in pray we as believers build our house on the bedrock as Yeshua was teaching. Never have I seen someone who trust in ADONAI moved by the storms of this life. Yet before my trust I cannot number the times I thought my world was ending as my house of cards collapsed because of my own sin. Lord God thank You for removing the veil from my eyes and opening my ears and my heart to Your Word. Keep me in Your will and give the the discernment to know how You would have me follow. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.
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Honor

Genesis 14:18-20
Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought out bread and wine. He was cohen of El ‘Elyon [God Most High], so he blessed him with these words:
“Blessed be Avram by El ‘Elyon,
maker of heaven of earth.
and blessed be El ‘Elyon,
who handed your enemies over to you.”
Avram gave him a tenth of everything.
 
There are and will be people in our lives that we come across, just like Avram, that are plainly from God, as in the case of Malki-Tzedek. Some say that this was Yeshua, I can believe that but I don’t know. What I do know is Avram knew a man of God when he saw him and acted accordingly by tithing his first fruits, his tenth from the work of rescuing his nephew Lot and the people of the valley. By doing this Avram showed that his victory was not from his own strength but ADONAI’s intervention. Abba let me always be willing to learn and serve the men and women You place in my life for blessing. Keep me focused on You and continue to write Your Word on my heart so I may draw closer in fear and understanding. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.
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Standing in the gap

Genesis 6:9
Here is the history of Noach. In his generation, Noach was a man righteous and wholehearted; Noach walked with God.
 
A man whose trust in ADONAI was so strong that he stood between God and the complete destruction of life on earth. What good could we accomplish if the whole body of believers exhibited the trust of Noach. Lord I know I fail more than succeed for Your Word yet help me to have the trust of Noach, or Avraham or David and stand ready to serve You in all things. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
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