Watchmen

Isaiah 52:7-8
How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
proclaiming shalom, bringing good news
of good things, announcing salvation
and saying to Tziyon, “Your God is King!”
Listen! Your watchmen are raising their voices,
shouting for joy together.
For they will see, before their own eyes,
ADONAI returning to Tziyon.
 
As watchmen of Adonai’s Word we get to see with our own eyes the returning of God to the land and His people. How do we become watchmen by proclaiming the Word which is Yeshua to the world. It is our duty to let everyone know of His loving kindness. Adonai strengthen me to always be ready to share Your Word. Check me when I would rather yell and someone and soften me so that they to will know Your love. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Humble

1 Peter 5:6-7
Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time he may lift you up. Throw all your anxieties upon him, because he cares about you.
 
Oh Abba I confess now this is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am a proud person, proud of my Irish heritage, proud of my parents from whom I have come (all of them), proud of my family and friends, proud of the work I have done and do. Yet for all this pride it amounts to nothing when I am doing the will of God. I serve in my congregation not because I want people to look at me but because it is the only way I know how to support my trust in Adonai. I will never be a head rabbi of a congregation, or a stadium slaying evangelist, but I can take out the trash after a fellowship and I can sweep the floors. Submitting to the authority that Adonai places over us is to me the first step of trusting fully in Him. The next is allowing Him to care for those things that most dog us, be it bills, relationships, or whatever. Because it is then that we can see the leadership and lovingkindness Adonai has for us. Lord let me always see Your hand in my life to strengthen my trust in You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Unfication

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be one in mind and feeling; love as brothers; and be compassionate and humble-minded,
 
The biggest thing that keeps the body of believers from achieving great movements in the land is the divisions of mindfulness towards God. Kefah, Peter, tells us how we are supposed to act and not get caught up in religious divisions or thinking one might be outside the authority Adonai places over them. Lord I want to see five thousand fed on a couple of fish and loaves, I want to be there when the sick are healed and the dead raised up. Abba I want to see Your Ruach go forth with power through this land. Turn all our hearts to You so that Your will can be done. I ask this in Yeshua’s name. amen.

Share

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, the King’s cohanim,a holy nation,a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
 
There is a commision that comes with belief. We as believers are not to remain stagnate in our trust in Adonai but we are to tell the our whole world who we have come to know as Lord and savior. Sheep make sheep to serve the Great Shepherd. Abba let me always have Your Words first on my lips and let me edify all who are around me so that they can see Your Ruach in my life as an example to them. And Lord don’t let me stand on words alone but let my actions match Your Word in my heart. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Choosing

James 4:17
So then, anyone who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it is committing a sin.
 
There is really is not much more to it than this. If you know what is right and good but choose to do something selfish and contrary to the Word of Adonai, you are in sin. It is only by denying our self centeredness and focusing on God that we can get past this hurdle. Sha’ul tells us to crucify our old worldly nature to Yeshua’s stake so that we can live fully for God. I know I am not perfect at this but I pray for it everyday, I read and study His Word everyday, and I like to think I get better everyday. Abba keep me in Your Word, let Your oxgoads convict me when I am tired or lazy to come first to You in my day. Continue to show me the grace and mercy that is Your Word as burned in my spirit by the Ruach. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Repent

2 Kings 17:13-15
ADONAI had warned Isra’el and Y’hudah in advance through every prophet and seer, “Turn from your evil ways; and obey my mitzvot and regulations, in accordance with the entire Torah which I ordered your ancestors to keep and which I sent to you through my servants the prophets.” Nevertheless, they refused to listen but made themselves as stubborn as their ancestors, who did not put their trust in ADONAI their God. Thus they rejected his laws; his covenant, which he had made with their ancestors; and the solemn warnings he had given them. Instead they pursued worthless things and became worthless themselves, imitating the nations around them, whom ADONAI had ordered them not to emulate.
 
The world it seems has become just like Israel and Judah before Adonai cast them into captivity. What country is keeping to the morality of Torah? What country is protecting it’s widows and orphans? What country is serving the One True God. I can think of none, because they are all too busy trying to out do the other. We as a nation need to turn back to God and trust in His ways. Dear Lord forgive my country and my people when they pursue selfish and self-centered desires. Pour out Your Ruach so we can worship You anew as we should. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen

Path to Glory

Isaiah 33:21-22
But there in his splendor ADONAI will be with us,
in a place of rivers and broad streams.
But no boat with oars will go there,
no majestic ship will pass by.
For ADONAI is our judge, ADONAI is our lawgiver,
ADONAI is our king. He will save us.
 
There is no man made path to salvation. Salvation is only granted through the mercy of ADONAI by the sacrifice of Yeshua. Narrow is the path, and difficult but oh the glory to stand in His presence when we trust fully in Him. Praise Honor and Glory to You God and in Your Salvation Yeshua! Amen!

Praise Him

Hebrews 13:15
Through him, therefore, let us offer God a sacrifice of praise continually. For this is the natural product of lips that acknowledge his name.
 
Praising Adonai in all things is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It is easy to praise God at a Shabbat service or tent meeting, at the birth of a child or grandchild, and other happy events, but when my first wife died, when my children hated me, when work was overbearing, these were times I should have praised God too. All these events add to my testimony about Him, and to Him, Adonai Tz’va’ot, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies all honor is due. Lord never let me fail to honor and praise Your holy name. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Discipline

Hebrews 12:11-13
Now, all discipline, while it is happening, does indeed seem painful, not enjoyable; but for those who have been trained by it, it later produces its peaceful fruit, which is righteousness. So,
strengthen your drooping arms,
and steady your tottering knees;
and
make a level path for your feet;
so that what has been injured will not get wrenched out of joint but rather will be healed.
 
Discipline in the moment sucks. I know I have loving parents who disciplined me often for my rebellious behavior. I had Mentors discipline me for the potential they saw I had, and I have had God discipline me for learning to rely more solidly on Him. It is when I refuse the discipline no matter the source that I am bound to repeat the error and fail again. That is what Sha’ul is telling us, strengthen ourselves and learn so we can move forward without injury to greater and greater things. Thank You Lord for Your discipline and keeping me in Your hand. Praise You Abba for Your loving kindness and examples in the people You have placed around me. Amen

Trusting

Hebrews 11:32-38
What more should I say? There isn’t time to tell about Gid’on, Barak, Shimshon, Yiftach, David, Sh’mu’el and the prophets; who, through trusting, conquered kingdoms, worked righteousness, received what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, had their weakness turned to strength, grew mighty in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead resurrected; other people were stretched on the rack and beaten to death, refusing to be ransomed, so that they would gain a better resurrection. Others underwent the trials of being mocked and whipped, then chained and imprisoned. They were stoned, sawed in two, murdered by the sword; they went about clothed in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted, mistreated, wandering about in deserts and mountains, living in caves and holes in the ground! The world was not worthy of them!

Sha’ul shows that trusting in God does not always grant earthly rewards but, trusting sets us apart so that we always stand with God. Adonai, strengthen my trust so that I may stand with these heroes of You favor. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen