Thursday, April 21, 2016

GUARDING What's Good, Upright and Beneficial for ALL!

Here are a few thoughts from my personal investigations into The Torah this week:

Let’s break this down…

Building upon the idea of 'immersion' and its ties to the Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus)-

1 Peter 3:21 ‘IMMERSION SAVES YOU (not because it removes what’s dirty on the outside) but (because of the) UPRIGHT CONSCIENCE (that clean/pure/naked-and-unashamed interior that was developed by an) EARNEST CRAVING/INTENSE DESIRE  (as in ‘to demand & accost one with an enquiry’) TOWARD GOD BY MEANS OF THE RESURRECTION OF YESHUA, THE ANOINTED ONE.’

Do you see ‘drash’ here?  Do you see ‘craving’ here (Hebrews 11:6)?  Are you seeing such a CLOSENESS to Yeshua that HE keeps tripping over us?  I was thinking along these lines as I was going from room to room housewifing (is that a word?) and tripping over Bella…who follows me EVERYWHERE.  The following video might give you a little insight as to what I'm talking about...


Some English translations of 1 Peter 3:21 says 'pledge to KEEP a good conscience'.  That is an incredible thought.  We've seen the Hebrew words KEEP, GUARD, or OBSERVE before.

It carries the idea of something being heavily guarded.

So, rabbit trailing again, my mind strolls:
Heavily guarded: Guard Shabbat, Guard Conscience

'Children, My Torah, do not forget, My Mitzvah keep in your heart...A Tree of Life She is to those who are strengthened by Her, and blessed are those who take hold of Her' ~ Proverbs 3:1, 19 (my translation)

How do we guard/keep a good conscience?  First, we must possess a good conscience.  That means we must deal swiftly with the sin and chametz (James 5:16) that has made us impure to begin with.  Then removing all traces of chametz (that which has become puffed up causing us to miss the mark), we must cast out the source of the leaven, the corrupting influence…the seor that we chose to ‘mix in’ with our life.

We are PREPARING for Pesach!  Are you ready to live 'naked and unashamed', pure, undefiled, possessing and protecting a good conscience because of The Resurrection of Yeshua that saves you?

In my drash this week, I find at least four BIGGIES we are to SHAMAR, that is HEAVILY GUARD or keep with your life (simply because it brings life):

Shabbat (Exodus 31:13)
Brother/Sister (Genesis 4:9)
Faith (1 Timothy 1:19)
Good Conscience (1 Peter 3:16)

I would encourage you to do a little investigation into 'pure conscience'.

We, Ezer Kenegdo, are GUARDIANS (of the galaxy! Ha!!)  We are, as Titus 2:5 puts it so clearly IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE:  Oikouros (guardians of home)

Titus 2:5 – oikouros – from two words ‘oikos’ meaning ‘home’ and ‘ouros’ meaning ‘to guard, keep, protect, preserve, watch’.

Do yourself a favor and also do some digging into Two WORD studies to see more clearly:
Guard and Conscience

In short, seeing the Holy Beautiful Red Thread of Sefer Vayikra, immersion, Resurrection, Pesach, removal of chametz, and receiving of LIFE (walking in The Ruach):
When we don’t GUARD what brings LIFE, we welcome death!   

When we don’t GUARD SHABBAT, that is, we don’t cease from striving/work and REST (body, mind and spirit) thus ENJOYING His Presence, we welcome death.

When we don’t GUARD our good CONSCIENCE, then we can see how we welcome death.

ALL LIFE is to be GUARDED and PROTECTED.  Anything that is LIFE is to be GUARDED in order to continue bringing LIFE.  Otherwise, the Guardian who grows lax while on duty WELCOMES DEATH.  (Daaaaaang!)

Exodus 31:13 - NAS – "But as for you, speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely SHAMAR My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
Exodus 31:13 - BHS – וְאַתָּ֞ה דַּבֵּ֨ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אַ֥ךְ אֶת־שַׁבְּתֹתַ֖י תִּשְׁמֹ֑רוּ כִּי֩ אֹ֨ות הִ֜וא בֵּינִ֤י וּבֵֽינֵיכֶם֙ לְדֹרֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם לָדַ֕עַת כִּ֛י אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה מְקַדִּשְׁכֶֽם׃ 

SHAMAR – to GUARD, KEEP, PROTECT, PRESERVE the SHABBAT, my Sister/brother, Faith...and a GOOD CONSCIENCE!

The purpose of this order is to promote love from a clean heart, from a good conscience and from sincere trust. ~ 1 Timothy 1:5


'It is what it [really] is'…living life FREE is living life from the inside out.

‘they were naked (exposed) and unashamed’

Ezer Kenegdo is called out to walk 'naked and unashamed', filled with the Ruach HaKodesh and fulfilling her mission in life, FOR LIFE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Seek to Understand!


IF we understood that the New Testament writers ASSUMED all readers already knew (& were rooted to some degree) in The Torah, well, we’d have a MUCH CLEARER VISION of THIS GOOD NEWS!  When Rabbi Sha’ul (Paul) told his disciple Timothy:

10But you, you have closely followed my teaching, conduct, purpose in life, trust, steadfastness, love and perseverance - 11as well as the persecutions and sufferings that came my way in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12And indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted, 13while evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves. 14But you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, recalling the people from whom you learned it; 15and recalling too how from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which can give you the wisdom that leads to deliverance through trusting in Yeshua the Messiah. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is valuable for teaching the truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living;17thus anyone who belongs to God may be fully equipped for every good work.  ~ 2 Timothy 3 (CJB)

…he assumed ALL DISCIPLES-IN-TRAINING already understood (because there was no ‘new testament’ at that time), that THE GOD-BREATHED SCRIPTURE he was referring to was, indeed, The TANAKH (Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim =>> Torah, Prophets, Wisdom Literature).  

Even Yeshua, The Living Torah, Himself told the two on the road to Amma’us (Emmaus):

 27 And [n] beginning with Moses (Torah!) and all the Prophets (Nevi'im!), He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures (Tanakh!) the things concerning Himself.       ~ Luke 24 (CJB)

Together in the Holy Spirit, we seek to understand...For the Fullness of the Gentiles!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Everlasting Covenant of Salt


I love salt.  I use the pink kind…on everything.  And lots of it.  This week’s Torah Portion teaches us about the properties and importance of SALT, specifically

Vayikra (Leviticus) 2:13 ‘offer salt with all your offerings’ (3 times in this passage they instructed about SALT!)

and its corresponding Numbers 18:19

NAS – "All the offerings of the holy gifts, which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a perpetual allotment. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD to you and your descendants with you." - (Numbers 18:19)
BHS – כֹּ֣ל תְּרוּמֹ֣ת הַקֳּדָשִׁ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָרִ֥ימוּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ לַֽיהוָה֒ נָתַ֣תִּֽי לְךָ֗ וּלְבָנֶ֧יךָ וְלִבְנֹתֶ֛יךָ אִתְּךָ֖ לְחָק־עֹולָ֑ם בְּרִית֩ מֶ֨לַח עֹולָ֥ם הִוא֙ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה לְךָ֖ וּלְזַרְעֲךָ֥ אִתָּֽךְ׃  - (Numbers 18:19)

What are we to make of this ‘salt of the covenant with your God’?

The first verse that popped into my mind was Colossians 4:6

Colossians 4:6 - NAS – Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 4:6 - WH – ο λογος υμων παντοτε εν χαριτι αλατι ηρτυμενος (5772) ειδεναι (5760) πως δει (5719) υμας ενι εκαστω αποκρινεσθαι (5738) 

CJB Commentary says this about ‘with grace/seasoned with salt’…



HOLY OUCH.

In addition, Yeshua told his bickering talmidim while HE was schooling them about Kingdom Servanthood ‘if anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all’ (Mark 9:49) the following:

 “Indeed, everyone is going to be salted with fire.  Salt is excellent, but if it loses its saltiness, how will you season it?  So have salt in yourselves…that is, BE AT PEACE (IN SHALOM, AT-ONE) WITH EACH OTHER”

Okay, so we can deduce from looking at roughly 38 verses having to do with salt, that IT IS A PERPETUAL COVENANT WITH ADONAI ELOHEINU (YHWH-Our-God =Merciful Mighty One).  And HE expects that we SEASON EVERY OFFERING with salt.

So, what does salt do?  You can come up with your own list!

Salt ENHANCES, PRESERVES and HEALS.

On the contrary, a Follower who does NOT walk in the anointing of the Ruach HaKodesh undermines/neglects/lessens AND abandons/harms/destroys AND weakens/damages/injures those around him.   Sooooo…let’s not.

Salt enhances sweetness.  Salt also enhances all other flavors by suppressing bitterness.  Salt is not meant to be used alone…it’s meant to be used IN CONJUNCTION with other things.  It brings out flavor that isn’t recognizable without salt’s enhancing properties.  Salt preserves from corruption. And because salt preserves, that means it also brings healing.

One commentator said:
  “Salt seasons, preserves, and helps control bacteria and fermentation, and its physical attributes are used in a spiritual application throughout Scripture (see Matt. 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34; Col. 4:6). Salt represents how Yeshua's life, death, and resurrection checked the corruption of sin and preserved life in this world.“

In all my ‘serving God - in all my ‘drawing near’ (korban/offering) - have I taken the time to examine my offering having seasoned them with the ETERNAL SALT COVENANT of the Holy Spirit?   That is to say, am I IN THE SPIRIT, lavishly and graciously sprinkling with salt my offerings to HIM…AT PEACE WITH MY BROTHERS…thus ENHANCING AND PRESERVING LIFE in all my ‘serving’?

Or, am I (like I believe Cain did) offering an UNACCEPTABLE, UNSALTED OFFERING?

Do you see the correlation and lack of the beautiful rhythmic shalom with his brother Abel and Yeshua’s words to His disciples above?

The ETERNAL SALT COVENANT is being FILLED with the Spirit of Yeshua.  Sprinkling my ‘offerings’ - truly drawing near the Father - is to
ENHANCE (BRINGING ABUNDANT LIFE!) AND PRESERVE (FREEING FROM DECAY!).

Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus) teaches us, yet again, that

The KINGDOM = LIGHT/LIFE/UNITY!  


We have to guard ourselves against its polar opposite - the things of this present world that even pervade our churches and our very lives because we’ve dangerously confused them with darkness/death/discord.

Here’s to SALTY TALMIDIM!!!

LOVE,
carmen

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Holy, you are holy...

How do you approach something that’s HOLY?  Just think about that for a minute.  Jot down your thoughts on approaching the Holy before reading any further, please. 

One of the most impactful ACTS I’ve ever had the privilege of taking part in, was at a women’s event.  We sang ‘Holy, you are holy’ to one another as we stood holding hands in a circle.  I can still feel what I felt as I remember what took place all those years back.  Looking into one another’s eyes declaring this Truth, understanding it more fully as we sang this over each other ushered us quickly into that holy of holies.  It was an act of intimacy that is rarely felt, rarely understood, rarely done.  We ARE HOLY.  Everyone in that circle needed the reminder.  Every spirit – every inner man – left that evening with a little more understanding of His mysterious, life-giving, sustaining graces.  

The Kingdom of God is within you” declares Yeshua (Luke 17:21).  

Entheos!

How do we handle HOLY things?  We approach them reverently, carefully, respectfully, with awe…

Why then do we not approach ONE ANOTHER in that same fashion.  We ARE HOLY.  We are the Mishkan indwelt by His Very Ruach.  Handle accordingly.  What would happen to our relationships if we handled ONE ANOTHER AS ‘HOLY UNTO THE LORD’ (Exodus 28:36)?  Wow.  HOW we handle the HOLY says a lot about our present spiritual condition, doesn’t it? 

This sod, this fellowship/intimacy/secret that the Anointing of the Ruach ALONE brings comes at a high cost.  This sod of the Ruach comes at my expense…your expense.  The Scriptures never tells us that ‘preparing the sanctuary’ is easy.  It comes as each one of us in our own way, is willing to be momentarily UNFAVORED by another – for their good - in order that they FIND/WALK IN TRUTH learning what it means to walk in the Spirit.  Are you okay with being UNFAVORED for a season in order that HIS Ruach guide another into Light/Life/Unity?  That’s the ‘secret’ alright.  Can you say ‘It’s more important to me that you LOVE TRUTH than like me.  I’m beyond okay with that’?

This is handling the Holy Things, Holy People respectfully.  Truth wrapped in Compassionate Love.  This is Preparing the Sanctuary (Exodus 25:8).  Have you granted The Ruach Elohim Chayim access into the holy of holies, that is, who you really are?  HE anticipates that access standing ready with a kind of overwhelming, loyal, compassionate, unbroken love your spirit requires and that will leave you astounded and new.   Yeshua’s chesed never leaves, never quits.


Holy, you are holy…

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Kingdom Is...

The problem with this present world is that Image-bearers are cloaked. 

We’re cloaked in distracting colors of skin, labels, religions and titles.  But The Kingdom is about actively, intentionally and perpetually looking BEYOND skin, labels, religions and titles and deep within the heart/mind/eyes and lives of the cloaked.  This, of course, takes time and intentionality.  This is walking in the Ruach.  The Ruach changes the one who submits to His rulership...who forsakes his own cloak and turns in his life for The Better One, the changed one, the Kingdom Life.  We have the Ruach, Followers of The Messiah.  But just because we have the Spirit doesn’t mean we walk by the Spirit.  If we are not operating in a time of self-examination (becoming one with ADONAI), then we will not, cannot see.  His Ruach breathes new life into the soul of the self-examining one and exchanges our worldly eyes for spiritually discerning ones in the process. 




It’s as if Yeshua pulls us from the inside out exposing to us - and all else - what is not of HIS chesed, justice, mercy and humility.  That’s the challenge isn’t it?  That’s what must come first in the life of the disciple.  I examine myself in order to ‘see if I’m in the faith’ (2 Corinthians 13:5)...do I do justly, do I love mercy and walk humbly - one with Yeshua (Micah 6:8)?  It’s in this place and space that we are enabled by His Ruach to spiritually discern, seeing beyond all exteriors and manners of cloaks - colors, labels, religions and titles - to see the person (b'ztelem Elohim)for who they really are.  Image-bearers who move the heart of ADONAI, The Great Compassionate I AM, full of grace and truth. 




To walk in the Ruach is to possess an understanding that what we see with our eyes isn’t necessarily so.  It’s much, much deeper.  It’s unseen.  ‘The Kingdom is within you’.  The Kingdom has always and will always be A DEMONSTRATION/DISPLAY of Chesed, Justice, Mercy and Humility

Humility starts with ADONAI.  Pride starts with me.  Beginning with ADONAI (humility) is the conduit by which mercy, justice and chesed FLOW - can be known and can be grown.

To boast in ADONAI is to delight in what HE delights in.  It is this: (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
- to do justly & speak up for the oppressed (and help them to grow from it) when we see it
- to love mercy so that we do not become the oppressor
- to walk humbly with ADONAI - being one with His Spirit (yada)

1 Corinthians 1:17 For the Messiah did not send me to immerse but to proclaim the Good News — and to do it without relying on “wisdom” that consists of mere rhetoric, so as not to rob the Messiah’s execution-stake of its power. 18 For the message about the execution-stake is nonsense to those in the process of being destroyed, but to us in the process of being saved it is the power of God. 19 Indeed, the Tanakh says,
 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
 and frustrate the intelligence of the intelligent.”[a]

20 Where does that leave the philosopher, the Torah-teacher, or any of today’s thinkers? Hasn’t God made this world’s wisdom look pretty foolish? 21 For God’s wisdom ordained that the world, using its own wisdom, would not come to know him. Therefore God decided to use the “nonsense” of what we proclaim as his means of saving those who come to trust in it. 22 Precisely because Jews ask for signs and Greeks try to find wisdom, 23 we go on proclaiming a Messiah executed on a stake as a criminal! To Jews this is an obstacle, and to Greeks it is nonsense; 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, this same Messiah is God’s power and God’s wisdom! 25 For God’s “nonsense” is wiser than humanity’s “wisdom.” And God’s “weakness” is stronger than humanity’s “strength.” 26 Just look at yourselves, brothers — look at those whom God has called! Not many of you are wise by the world’s standards, not many wield power or boast noble birth. 27 But God chose what the world considers nonsense in order to shame the wise; God chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the strong; 28 and God chose what the world looks down on as common or regards as nothing in order to bring to nothing what the world considers important; 29 so that no one should boast before God. 30 It is his doing that you are united with the Messiah Yeshua. He has become wisdom for us from God, and righteousness and holiness and redemption as well! 31 Therefore — as the Tanakh says — “Let anyone who wants to boast, boast about Adonai.”

1 Corinthians 2
1 As for me, brothers, when I arrived among you, it was not with surpassing eloquence or wisdom that I came announcing to you the previously concealed truth about God; 2 for I had decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Yeshua the Messiah, and even him only as someone who had been executed on a stake as a criminal. 3 Also I myself was with you as somebody weak, nervous and shaking all over from fear; 4 and neither the delivery nor the content of my message relied on compelling words of “wisdom” but on a demonstration of the power of the Spirit, 5 so that your trust might not rest on human wisdom but on God’s power. 6 Yet there is a wisdom that we are speaking to those who are mature enough for it. But it is not the wisdom of this world or of this world’s leaders, who are in the process of passing away. 7 On the contrary, we are communicating a secret wisdom from God which has been hidden until now but which, before history began, God had decreed would bring us glory. 8 Not one of this world’s leaders has understood it; because if they had, they would not have executed the Lord from whom this glory flows. 9 But, as the Tanakh says,
 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard
 and no one’s heart has imagined
 all the things that God has prepared
 for those who love him.” , __Isaiah__52:15

10 It is to us, however, that God has revealed these things. How? Through the Spirit. For the Spirit probes all things, even the profoundest depths of God. 11 For who knows the inner workings of a person except the person’s own spirit inside him? So too no one knows the inner workings of God except God’s Spirit. 12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God, so that we might understand the things God has so freely given us. 13 These are the things we are talking about when we avoid the manner of speaking that human wisdom would dictate and instead use a manner of speaking taught by the Spirit, by which we explain things of the Spirit to people who have the Spirit. 14 Now the natural man does not receive the things from the Spirit of God — to him they are nonsense! Moreover, he is unable to grasp them, because they are evaluated through the Spirit. 15 But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate him.
 For who has known the mind of Adonai?
 Who will counsel him?

But we have the mind of the Messiah!

But don’t speak up with a veil of righteousness when you are unjust.  Don’t pretend to love mercy while you yourself are a merciless oppressor walking arrogantly before ADONAI. 




The Kingdom is...Truth wrapped in Compassionate Love.

‘Check ya-self before you wrickety-wreck ya-self’ is truly a great piece of advice for LIFE. (you’re welcome)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Autárkēs = CONTENT

The following is something I wrote back in March, but never shared.  I pray it blesses you as you read it.  It has to do with the ‘C’ word:  Contentment.  The struggle for it is real…and so is His Spirit Who brings it fully and continually!

Contentment is learned (Just like, DIScontentment).  

Discontentment almost always stems from you waiting for someone else to bless you.  A discontent spirit is always waiting - not upon the LORD - but upon someone else to fill up that ‘holy space’ within.  A discontent spirit is never and can never be truly joyful.  Because she truly believes ‘joy/happiness’ is on the other side of whatever event she’s hoping for.

Human nature is prone to wander…prone to search out something to fill since he/she doesn’t have it already.  This shouldn’t surprise any of us.  It started in the Garden (like everything else!!).  Eve was momentarily discontent when Nachash (serpent) presented her with options other than what ADONAI of LIFE had spoken. 

That’s it, isn’t it?  Options.  Always looking at our options when only ONE is designed to FILL.  The Ruach Eloyim Chayim (Spirit of the LIVING God)!  Of course, we still have options in this world, don’t we?  Just because we have them doesn’t mean it’s beneficial to us (isn’t that what we tell our kids?).

True contentment in the Ruach HaKodesh, however, is both ‘caught and taught’ as we look for another to ‘bless’.   That’s the way of ADONAI - blessing, extending compassion, mercy, truth, love, light, healing, food, water, blankets, phone calls and smiles.

contentment:  ‘unfailing strength/satisfaction in/with oneself’ (From two Greek words:  Auto: himself, herself, same + Arkeo: to be possessed of unfailing strength, to be enough!)
  1. sufficient for one's self, strong enough or processing enough to need no aid or support
  2. independent of external circumstances
  3. contented with one's lot, with one's means, though the slenderest

In fact, Sha’ul, in the fullness of the Spirit, wrote about contentment!  It’s such a B I G deal, this ‘learning to be satisfied/strengthened independent of externals’.  Learning contentment is an aspect of shalom (nothing broken/nothing missing).  Paul LEARNED contentment.  Do NOT miss this.  And his words are still teaching us today how to learn contentment as well.  It’s such a BIG deal that the CONTEXT of the famous verse ‘I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me’ is ALL ABOUT C O N T E N T M E N T!!!!   Whaaaaa?  Read it for yourself.  I lie not.

READ NOW ALL OF PHILIPPIANS [it’s short] in your version of choice (with special attention to Philippians 4:10-13).   What did you see????

Of course you struggle with it as a Follower of Christ.  Welcome to being human!!  But, like anything else in this life, the BEST way to learn something is to PRACTICE it.  Won’t you join me in practicing by His Spirit!!

ADONAI ELOHEINU, teach us and create newness (LIBERTY from self!!) within by Your Spirit of Content Living!  Baruch HaSHEM!!!

Loving you all!
Carmen

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Submission = Strength Under Control...like Yeshua?

Does the whole ‘submissive to husband’ passage get under your skin...work your last nerve, Woman?  Have you considered as to why it might?

1 Peter 3:1 - NAS – In the same way you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the Word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

‘Submissive to husband’ is quite a good thing.  Let’s look at why.  It’s necessary because there is such an ENORMITY of POWER within a woman, wife (ishah/ezer kenegdo) [Genesis 2:18, Genesis 2:23]. 

Let’s go back to the First Lady.   It was IN that power first realized within Chavvah (Eve) in the Garden of Eden that she emoted herself above God HIMSELF when nachash (serpent) came to tempt her (Genesis 3:1).  We women are graciously given a command to ‘submit to Ish’ BECAUSE it’s a working of ADONAI’s Divine grace to keep us from exalting ourselves IN THAT INNATE POWER that is HIS Power within each woman created in His Holy Image.  Understand?

We mistake HIS POWER for our own many times, and therefore ‘submission quells manipulation’ (remember ‘teshuqah’ of Genesis 3:16 - see Ezer Kenegdo).  Again, it’s a GRACIOUS COMMAND to help keep Ishah in the WILL OF ADONAI ELOHEINU, The GREAT Power.  Why?  Because HE has sent us on mission in this present world.

Besides all this, did not GOD HIMSELF come humbly as a SERVANT?  Why, yes HE did.  And since such is True, we WOMEN are never more like YESHUA than when we operate in compassion, lowliness and subservience to another (Ish/Husband or someone else) THAT THE WILL OF GOD MAY BE MANIFEST. 

"If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”~ Yeshua (Mark 9:35)

What will you do with tHIS Power?  Whose Image?  Your own little ‘i’...or HIS MAGNIFICENT ‘I’ image?  ‘Submission to husbands’ bothers us simply because ‘submission to ANYONE’ in general bothers us (in the flesh).  Think rogue ezer kenegdo.

It’s been said that meekness/humility (which is YESHUA) is great strength under control.  Who might this describe?  ADONAI, may it describe us, Ishah!  Then our husbands (or future spouses) will be able to sing wholeheartedly Eshet Chayil (Proverbs 31) over us...and it will be stunningly beautiful.  Yachad.  Thank You ADONAI ELOHEINU for changing us, your daughters on mission in this present world!!

Share some Torah (Instruction) on humility/meekness/being humble.

But as for me, Heaven forbid that I should boast about anything except the execution-stake of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! Through Him, as far as I am concerned, the world has been put to death on the stake; and through Him, as far as the world is concerned, I have been put to death on the stake.  For neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is being a NEW CREATION. And as many as order their lives by this rule, shalom upon them and mercy, and upon the Isra'el of God! 

~ Galatians 6:14-16

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