Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For the Sake of HaSHEM

"The LORD, the One Who made the world and everything that is in it, the One Who lit the taper of the sun and put the stars in their places, that's my Shepherd.  The One Who threw a carpet of green grass upon the earth and tacked it down with flowers, the One Who scooped up the valleys and piled up the hills, the One Who took the song of the seraph and robed it with feathers and gave it to the nightingale, the One Who took the rainbow and wove it into a scarf and threw it about the shoulders of a dying storm, that's my Shepherd.  At evening time, He pulls down the shade of the night and shoots it through with sunset fire.  That's my Shepherd." ~ Angel Martinez

This is that Great Shepherd Whose Name we serve.  

This is He Whom we have been set-apart to.  Kodesh.  Holy.

Our manner of life and actions TODAY  will either defile and profane His Holy Name, or they will be proclaiming His Majesty before every eye.

(SEE Ezekiel 36:16-23)

vs 21

"But I am concerned about My Holy Name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone. 22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of My Holy Name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. 23 I will set apart My great Name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations - you profaned it among them. The nations will know that I AM ADONAI,’ says Adonai ELOHIM, ‘when, before their eyes, I AM set apart through you to be regarded as holy.” (CJB)

1 Peter 3:15 expounds in that we are to 

treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts”.  

That is vs 23 of Ezekiel in a glory-filled nutshell: 

“The nations will know that I AM ADONAI when, BEFORE THEIR EYES, I AM SET APART THROUGH YOU to be REGARDED as HOLY.”

Are you, too, concerned about His Holy Name among the nations as HE is?  What about among your friends?  Your neighbors?  Your family?  

Everything HE has done, is doing and will do is all for the sake of HaSHEM.  The Name.

Will I submit to the sanctification of my will that HE may work in and through me?  It is only then that I am able to regard Christ as holy in my heart.

HaSHEM.  May our lives be a reflection, a demonstration of Your Great Name...before every eye.

B'Shem Yeshua Adoneinu!

(In the Name of Jesus, our LORD)

Before Every Eye...


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!
No wonder her name is Angel...
my Spirit just melted with reading the words God chose for her to use in describing Him...our Shepherd.
Thank you Carmen for blessing me with your contagious,dependant love for our Creator...our HaSHEM
Melted in love, Judy

Amydeanne said...

amazing post Carmen!

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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