Remodeling

Jeremiah 1:10
Today I have placed you over nations and kingdoms
to uproot and to tear down,
to destroy and to demolish,
to build and to plant.”
 
In order for something new in my life to happen Adonai first had to tear down and destroy all the false idols in my life. Pride, self worship, cult of personality, jealousy, and anger. Once these idols were destroyed I was able to focus on Yeshua, the Word, and Adonai, being infilled with the Ruach. The same is true with the nations in the days to come, there is going to be great upheaval but in the end all will come to know Yeshua as Messiah, God will sit on his throne, and all who trusted will worship Him. Abba give our world ears to hear Your Word and hearts to understand so that our spirits can be filled. Lord don’t hold Your correction from us but guide us in how You would have us live. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Changes

Zephaniah 3:9
For then I will change the peoples,
so that they will have pure lips,
to call on the name of ADONAI, all of them,
and serve him with one accord.
 
When Adonai calls us to trusting, He instills in us changes governed by the Ruach haKodesh, the Holy Spirit. It is that change, that circumcision of heart that allows us to testify to His greatness. Praise You Lord for Your Holy Word, Praise You for the change You have brought to my life, Praise You Lord for all You have given us. Amen.

Judgement

John 8:10-11
Standing up, Yeshua said to her, “Where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, sir.” Yeshua said, “Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and don’t sin any more.”
 
The crowd brought this woman as a trap for Yeshua, somehow seeking a miss interpretation of Torah to trap him. All this was done because of the crowd’s preconceived judgements of this woman and Torah. With all the aps that invade our lives and how much we are plugged in, I think we as a people are just like those Pharisees of old, judging others without all the facts. I know for myself there are hot button issues that I jump out there for without thinking at times. I also know there are hot button issues that I back down from out of cowardice because I am afraid of backlash. Lord keep me from twisting Your Word Torah for my own gains but stay true to Your Word so that others will come to know and love You. Strengthen my resolve for when I should defend Your Word and use it not to bring judgement but correction to those who would accept it. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Sustenance

John 7:37-38
Now on the last day of the festival, Hoshana Rabbah, Yeshua stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him keep coming to me and drinking! Whoever puts his trust in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his inmost being!”
 
Without trust in Yeshua, this sustenance for ourselves will never be available. Only through trusting in Yeshua’s sacrifice will we ever find the indwelling Ruach to sustain us in our time. Thank You Lord for sending Yeshua to stand in the gap for me and absolving me of sin so I may worship in Your presence, amen.

Bread

John 6:27
Don’t work for the food which passes away but for the food that stays on into eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For this is the one on whom God the Father has put his seal.”
 
Too many times I have gotten wrapped around the axle worrying about money, or possessions, or work, yet Adonai has always preserved me and not just me but my whole family. I am not saying we shouldn’t be concerned about our daily welfare but that we shouldn’t be so concerned that it displaces our trust in God and we do things that we shouldn’t to preserve ourselves in our own power. Trusting in Adonai first, accepting the sacrifice of Yeshua and participating in it, putting this above all else gives us the strength to face everything else. Dear Abba continue to strengthen me so I may be an example to all I know. Keep me centered on Your will and not my own when I get discouraged. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Examples

John 5:19
Therefore, Yeshua said this to them: “Yes, indeed! I tell you that the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does, the Son does too.
 
While Yeshua was trying to get the pharisees to come to trust there is a parenting lesson here. We learn from who raises us up to be adults in this world. I wasn’t just born the way I am now, there were a multitude of lessons from my parents to mold my personality, such as a sense of service to others, loyalty and devotion to purpose. I may not have chose the same career path as my father but I have done nothing without first seeing his example. How much more do I have to give thanks for my heavenly Father and the examples He has placed in my life so that I may better serve Him. dear Lord my heart breaks for the ones who have no one to look up to as they are growing up in this world. Abba send Your Ruach to comfort them and give them holy examples to follow. Lord give me the freedom to help as I can. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Forgiveness

2 Chronicles 33:9-13
M’nasheh caused Y’hudah and the people of Yerushalayim to go astray, so that they did even worse things than the nations whom ADONAI destroyed ahead of the people of Isra’el.
ADONAI spoke to M’nasheh and to his people, but they paid no attention. Therefore ADONAI brought against them the commanders of the king of Ashur’s army. They took M’nasheh captive with hooks, bound him in chains and carried him off to Bavel. Then, when he was in distress, he began to appease the anger of ADONAI, abjectly humbling himself before the God of his ancestors. He prayed to him; and God was moved by his plea, paid attention to his entreaty and brought him back to Yerushalayim, to his kingly office. Then M’nasheh understood that ADONAI really is God.
 
M’nasheh was the son of Hizkiyahu one of the great Kings of Judah who followed Adonai so closely that God extended his life 15 years. M’nasheh on the other hand fled the teachings of his father and pursued a spirituality of death, worshiping idols, engaging mediums and soothsayers, and sacrificing his own children, giving his firstborn over to the evil that he worshiped. And for all this Adonai punished him, yet as the punishment was being executed M’nasheh turned back to God and abandoned all his evil practices. M’nasheh shows that there is no hole so dark and deep that Adonai cannot redeem us if we trust in Him. Abba thank You for Your forgiveness that was and is given through trusting in You and accepting the sacrifice of Yeshua. Lord thank You for never letting my despair do anything more than turn myself back to You. Keep me in Your will as I lean more heavily on You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Hallelujah We are called

Isaiah 66:18-21
“For I [know] their deeds and their thoughts.
“[The time] is coming when I will gather together all nations and languages. They will come and see my glory, and I will give them a sign. I will send some of their survivors to the nations of Tarshish, Pul, Lud (these are archers), Tuval, Greece and more distant coasts, where they have neither heard of my fame nor seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory in these nations; and they will bring all your kinsmen out of all the nations as an offering to ADONAI—on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, on camels—to my holy mountain Yerushalayim,” says ADONAI, “just as the people of Isra’el themselves bring their offerings in clean vessels to the house of ADONAI. I will also take cohanim and L’vi’im from them,” says ADONAI.
 
I cannot describe the leap in my soul when I read this, we as believers are called to serve! Praise God for all that He gives His chosen in these days we live in! Amen.

Storms

Psalm 107:23-30
Those who go down to the sea in ships,
plying their trade on the great ocean,
saw the works of ADONAI,
his wonders in the deep.
For at his word the storm-wind arose,
lifting up towering waves.
The sailors were raised up to the sky,
then plunged into the depths.
At the danger, their courage failed them,
they reeled and staggered like drunk men,
and all their skill was swallowed up.
In their trouble they cried to ADONAI,
and he rescued them from their distress.
He silenced the storm and stilled its waves,
and they rejoiced as the sea grew calm.
Then he brought them safely
to their desired port.
 
The psalmist in his mindset of praising Adonai also prophesy about the Talmidim panicking on the sea of Galilee. How can anyone deny the supernatural Word of God. Abba, You show me afformation after afformation, Lord forgive me when I doubt in my weakness and have to cry out to You in my storms for rescue. I ask this all in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Trust

John 1:12-13
But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God, not because of bloodline, physical impulse or human intention, but because of God.
 
Adonai does not look at us as men do. It is the circumcision of our hearts and our willingness to submit to His authority in our lives that sets us apart as believers. That and accepting the infilling of the the Ruach haKodesh, the Holy Spirit, lets us stand as boldly as Yochanan the Immerser in giving our testimony of God in our lives. Thank You Lord for Your indwelling Spirit and guiding me through these days that Your have given me. Let all my words and actions bring Glory to You Abba, for there is nothing more I can do but serve You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen