Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday, December 1, 2016
HE EXPOSES in order to FREE.
God’s Children largely have a lack of COMMITMENT to His Word of Truth and because they do, they naturally have a lack of COMMITMENT to one another.
Commit your way to Adonai;trust in Him, and He will act. ~ Psalm 37:5
Commit your accomplishments to ADONAI and (HE) will securely and firmly establish your thoughtful intentions (plans). ~ Proverbs 16:3
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Are you worthy to imitate in your guarding of His Word?
A Faithful, Effective Shepherdess WILL BE STAMPING OUT Biblical illiteracy.
"I have food to eat that you do not know about." ~ Yeshua (John 4:32)
I'm either standing guard over HIS WORD OR I'm standing guard over my own comfort.
How can a youth purify/cleanse his way of life – by GUARDING THE WORD.
~ Psalm 119:9
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“My yoke is chrēstós (manageable, pleasant, useful, benevolent) and My load is light. Only ONE THING is necessary and Miriam has chosen that good thing and it will not be taken from her.” (Matthew 11:30/Luke 10:42)
The Adversary’s will (devious delight!) is for us to SETTLE FOR THE COMMON in our ‘christian’ life…it’s not actually LIFE at all. That is, he desires to appeal to our ‘natural man’ so that we WASTE OUR LIVES by choosing to live a joyless existence as we toil. He whispers...'Go ahead and DO RIGHT THINGS, but for hell’s sake, just don’t be JOYFUL while doing them!’
“Remember, I brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery…”
“Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls*.” ~ Matthew 11
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Why do we resist admonishment when it comes to us? To do either is to MISS THE MARK entirely.
Admonishment is part of becoming healthy in body, mind and ruach! It’s human nature to FLEE admonishment. It’s common to resist what is good for us. It’s all too common in our fellowships to LEAVE a group of disciples rather than to work out what’s been worked into us (that is, what’s common/worldly). Accountability. There is NO discipleship without it.
There is no discipleship apart from THE UNBINDING we’re each called to ACCOMPLISH (asah) within our group. Indeed, it’s part of ‘becoming one’ with ADONAI and one with each other (John 17/Psalm 133). This UNBINDING is part of ‘growing in faith and increasing in love’.
ADONAI’s prescription for us – that narrow, difficult path to LIFE is this:
“Come together, then stay together” (Psalm 133).
Ephesians 4:3 ‘being QUICK to carefully tend and guard the YACHAD (unity) OF THE RUACH HA KODESH in the binding power of shalom’
The adversary of your soul does not want you to KNOW that the purpose of admonition is to SET YOU FREE. If you ‘feel’ (key word!) shame when someone who loves you is attempting to admonish you, that is YOU giving in to the adversary’s temptation emotionally to KEEP WHAT IS HIDDEN IN THE DARK. “Run, Forest, run! You don’t need to deal with that!", he whispers…to which you quickly agree.
Bosh בּוֹשׁ - SHAME (pr. boosh) to become dry and wither away from what was once lush and verdant – producing a stench (as in what the rotting of the wildlife produces that once received life from the water); shame is associated with UNEXPOSED SECRETS.
Bosh (shame) continues to unnecessarily exist within the parched heart of one who refuses LIVING WATER. Don’t resist the Water that brings Life.
You understand that BEFORE Chavah and Adam introduced sin and chaos and darkness into their relationship with ADONAI,
‘they were both naked, Adam and his ishshah, and they were lo-bush (not ashamed) ~ Genesis 2:25
We do so with the help of a good shepherd who walks with us (Galatians 6:1). We valiantly DRAG what’s currently hidden INTO THE LIGHT that it may be EXPOSED. We deal with it accordingly with right judgment.
It’s the FATHER’s will (delight!) that each of us LIVE NAKED AND UNASHAMED. That’s FREEDOM.
Bring your entire self into His LIGHT and you’ll KNOW what it means to BE FREE from both the SIN and the SHAME!
We know the condition of the church at Corinth. Even Rabbi Sha’ul (Paul) had to tell the called-out-ones (ekklesia) he loved in Corinth the following:
1 Corinthians 4:14 - "I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children."
16 Therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 17 Eliyahu was only a human being like us; yet he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and no rain fell on the Land for three years and six months. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the Land produced its crops.19 My brothers, if one of you wanders from the truth, and someone causes him to return, 20 you should know that whoever turns a sinner from his wandering path will save him from death and cover many sins.
Gk. Nouthetes: from nous – the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially + tithemi – to set, fix and establish
(and it's Hebrew equivalent...)
Hb – Yasar – to discipline, correct, instruct, chastise, reprove
Remember ‘the accidental fool’ from last week's Mereas fellowship?
Musar! That comes the root word ‘yasar’. We cannot afford to be an unexposed fool.
In conclusion, yasar/musar/nouthetes is the means ADONAI uses to UNBIND the captive, unexposed soul that he may BE FREE to fulfill His purpose which is to be conformed us to the Image of our Mashiach Yeshua (Rom. 8:29).
The Hebrew word ‘commandment’ is mitzvah and it comes from the root word tsavah which means to GIVE AN ORDER. ADONAI gives an order that HE may bring ORDER into our lives.
Just as HE separated the Light from the darkness and brought Order out of chaos in Genesis 1, so HE continues that same work in us. Have you heard about the ‘Gospel of Genesis’?
Beautiful, life-giving ADMONISHMENT from one who loves us and is filled with His Ruach (Galatians 6:1) guides her Merea back to the narrow path that LEADS TO LIFE!
We are our Sisters’ Keepers. Yes. Stay close, don’t be foolish. Live Naked and Unashamed.
Admonishment RECEIVED is a heart/mind/soul RELIEVED.
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