YHWH Will Remain Forever Mysterious

Trying to know and understand Father Yah completely from the soulish (mental) position will fail. The human mind is too puny to contain His Majesty. That is why we only “…know in part and… prophesy in part…” and why He spreads His Knowledge to various people (so-called niche anointings, for example).

To worship (serve) Him requires us to ask Him what He wants and not assume we know what He wants. Yahshua said He only does what He saw the Father doing (John 5:19-20); we must do the same. As we serve Him, we, in turn, will learn more about Him.

The Father is Spirit; therefore, His followers can only know Him in (or rather by) spirit and truth, just as Yahshua said in John 4:24. In other words, the spirit will get to know Him better than the soul. Sorry, soul (mind and heart), but you will never know all you think you need to know about Yah. Rest in that knowledge; ask Him to purge you of that desire.

The knowledge we should seek—the reason He created us and how to fulfill it. We will be judged according to how well we have accomplished what is written in our scrolls—what was planned before our creation.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Symbolism of Hair, Part 2

My interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Thank you for honoring me and the things I have taught you. But understand, you ultimately need to follow Christ by His supernatural leadings. The soul (life) must follow the lead of the Spirit. Christ gets His authority from His Father Creator, therefore follow Him; follow Christ’s example. Whoever operates from his own authority, insults Christ. The soul who talks about Yah or His Christ without His authority is in disobedience. You do not have to heed a disobedient soul; test everything said by this person with the Holy Spirit’s help. Let that soul understand they must be in subjection to Christ.

Let Christ’s glory shine from you, since you are now reborn in His likeness. Your soul (life) demonstrates Christ to others. You come from the Spirit, not the soul or Earth (the world). Your soul comes from the Spirit, not anything created on Earth. That is why your soul needs Christ’s covering, to protect His messengers (spirit or man).

Spirit and soul are under Yah’s covering. Both soul and spirit come from Yah; you cannot have one without the other.

By the Spirit within you, judge. Is it proper for an uncovered soul to pray to Yah? A spirit does not behave like a beast, being in his own will. A soul in the will of God has freedom to do things in His Will.

No argument, we do not practice this in the physical nor do the congregations under Yah.

With that as the backdrop, here is the revelation I have received today:

You can judge a woman’s spiritual life by her hair; how she treats it reflects upon her life. It has nothing to do with length or style, but her view of Yah in her life. If Yah makes a woman bald or grey, that is between her and Yah.

A wife is to reflect her husband’s submission to Father Yah, believer or not (1 Peter 3:1-2). The Mighty Creator divided His Nature between man and woman; the woman received the glory (the whole) of beauty on display.

1 Peter 3:3 ESV – Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

This is not saying you cannot do these things. You can, but it should be neither your focus nor criteria for judging others, for Yah wants His Light to be on display (see 1 Samuel 16:7, Matthew 23:25-28, Luke 16:15, John 7:24, 2 Corinthians 10:7, James 1:23).

Posted in Puzzling Passages Made Plain, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Symbolism of Hair

Over the years, I had wondered about the symbolism of hair in Scripture. Recently, the phrase “the will of God” popped up in my mind. This seed got watered when I heard Ian Clayton teach that the Jewish mindset of certain words and phrases were as a function of use, not a literal one. That explains all the revelation Father Yah gave me as far as the Biblical symbolism of words like hand, foot, walk, etc. So, what is the function of hair?

Hair, simply put, is a covering demonstrating the will of Yah in our lives. Animals with hair (fur) usually have it covering most of their bodies. This symbolizes their lives run by the program Yah set into them (instinct) and by either the avoidance of, or submission to (domestication), humans, who are the images (or representatives) of Yah on the Earth.

Unlike animals, human have the choice on what they can do with their hair, representing Yah’s desire by design in wanting us to choose what He wants over what we want. The Nazarites performed a physical representation of submission to Yah by letting their hair grow long. Samson from the Book of Judges (chapters 13–16) is a great illustration of this. The Nazirite vow placed over his life before conception committed him to the service of the Most High. Although he was a sinful man, as long as he kept his hair, Yah could use him to judge the Philistines. This tells us that anyone, saint or not, can be a tool in His hands. The seven locks Samson styled his hair in came from the way the Philistine men fashioned their hair (along with his desire for foreign women) – his willingness to stay in the realm of selfish soul- and flesh-pleasing. Even at the end of his life, when his hair grew back, he still carried out his role as judge over the Philistines by causing many of their deaths.

The New Testament contains the most misunderstood and misinterpreted passages about hair. Much pain, intolerance, and religiosity has surrounded this letter from Paul without truly asking the Father Creator Himself what He meant by it.

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.

For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.

Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

The final verse rendered everything Paul wrote prior to it as moot, but if we read it as a symbolism of function, the message he imparted to the Corinthians become clear.

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.

My interpretation: Thank you for honoring me and the things I have taught you.

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ,

But understand, you ultimately need to follow Christ by His supernatural leading.

the head of a wife is her husband,

The soul (symbolized by the woman) must follow the lead of the Spirit (symbolized by man in the will of God).

and the head of Christ is God.

Christ gets His authority from His Father Creator and follow Him. Follow Christ’s example.

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,

Whoever from his own authority (the beast, the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), insults Christ (his true head and covering, all authority comes from Him).

but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

The soul (life) who talks about Yah or His Christ without His authority (covering) is in disobedience (out of His will).

For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short.

You do not have to heed a disobedient soul. Test everything said by this person with the Holy Spirit’s help.

But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.

Let that soul understand they must be in subjection to Christ.

For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God,

Let Christ’s glory shine from you, since you are now reborn in His likeness.

but woman is the glory of man.

Your soul (your life) demonstrates Christ to others.

For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.

You come from the Spirit, not the soul or Earth (the world).

Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

Your soul (life) comes from the Spirit, not anything created on Earth.

That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

That is why your soul (life) needs Christ’s covering, to protect His messengers (spirit or man).

Nevertheless, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;

Literal translation: Furthermore, neither is woman separate from man, nor man separate from woman, in the Lord.

Male (spirit) and female (soul or life) are under Yah’s covering.

for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.

Literal translation: For as indeed the woman is from the man, so also the man is from the woman. Moreover, all things are of Yah.

Both soul and spirit come from Yah. You cannot have one without the other.

Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?

Literal translation: In yourselves, you judge. Is it proper for a woman unconcealed (not housed) to pray to Yah?

By the Spirit within you, judge. Is it proper for an uncovered soul to pray to Yah?

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?

Literal translation: [Does] not even existence itself teach you that indeed if a man styles his long hair like a woman, it is a dishonor to him?

The Spirit does not have to behave like a beast, being in his own will.

but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

Literal translation: A woman, however, if she styles her long hair, it is [a] glory to her. For the long hair, in place of a covering, is given to her.

The soul in the will of God has freedom to do things in His will.

If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

No argument, we do not practice this in the physical nor do the congregations under Yah.

 

Posted in Puzzling Passages Made Plain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The True Definition of Lukewarm

I had been casually pondering what Yahshua meant when He used the word lukewarm in the following passage:

Revelation 3:16 (Literal Translation) – Thus because you are lukewarm, and neither hot, nor cold, I am about to vomit you out of the mouth of me.

As I walked up the stairs in my home, a simple phrase spoke into my mind, “Lukewarm is comfortable.”I did a search on the ‘net, revelation bible lukewarm is comfortable and all kinds of links pertaining to this subject appeared.

I got a problem…

We humans strive for comfort, thinking that is the place we are supposed to be. No, we are to strive for His sake, for His Word, for His face (favor in resting in His perfect Will), that He gives us breaks from time-to-time.

Yeah, I am too comfortable…

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why YHWH Loves Music

During a Bible study on Hebrews 6-7, the teacher-elder wanted us to think about our role as a kingly priest serving Christ and the Body. He used intercessory prayer as an example; we should consider the 5 Ws and 1 Hs about it. I am not completely sure what he was getting at, but the hows are arbitrary according to the Spirit.

A few mornings later, I asked the Lord, “How does our service—Your Will through us—manifests in an orderly way, although our human minds perceive chaos in being Spirit-led?”

The answer came quickly. “Music.”

Light-bulb moment… Why hadn’t I thought of that? True believers around the world, his instruments, deliver (submit) the notes He plays (works). We in the carnal cannot see or hear the total symphony, but He can and it is mostly for His enjoyment (delight, glory). Church and religion believe we need to order this symphony for fleshly and/or soulish comprehension (ritual, doctrine, tradition, etc.) He has stated more than enough times He does not need our help; all we have to do is seek His supernatural Will and do it.

Do you trust His supernatural Will? Will you let His “music play” through you and rest from your own “songs?”

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Thought Splatters (Spit!)

The best line in the Evangel that describes the true Sabbath: John 7:23 [Jesus said,] “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath?” Ooo, can you feel the burn He gave the Pharisees with that? YHWH’s will never rests!

Laughable moment in the Book of Job: Job 8:20 [Bildad said,] “Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers.” WRONG!!!!! Isaiah 45:7 I form the light and create darkness. I make peace and create evil [affliction, calamity, displeasure, distress]. I YHWH do all these things.

Orthodoxy = spiritual immaturity

Our goodness is His work.

With increasing spiritual maturity comes increasing freedom in Christ. Never assume you have more freedom in His service than what He actually gives you. To assume is religion. Seek His will daily and often.

Am I the only person who eye-rolls at religious pomp being called “beautiful?” Did anyone bother to ask what He thinks of it?

Despite the witness of the Bible, believers tend to overlook spiritually gifted children and very little information is available for parents. The non-believers have plenty… how sad.

“I still kind of hate You.” Is that what we are saying by the sin hidden deep within our minds and hearts?

When James uses the term religion, he does so in a sarcastic way, telling lazy listens to get off their butts and go do something (see Psalm 37:5, Proverbs 3:6, 16:3, 16:9, 19:21, 20:24, Jeremiah 10:23). I have been guilty of this big time. Keep in mind, he does not mean doing good works to merely please the Father, but having the Spirit of Yeshua guide you so His Father’s will is accomplished. Being Spirit-led means He gets the credit (honor, glory). This is why we have “put on Christ” and refresh ourselves in Him daily.

I offer up the children You gave me to You so they will become men of valor worthy enough to serve You. Keep their hearts and minds open to Your Word so Your will shall become theirs. In the eyes of men, they will not be great, but in Yours, oh Father, may they find favor and reward with You. Amen.

Posted in Thought Splatters | Leave a comment

Catharsis

Over the past few days, You have awakened me at increasing earlier intervals. I had asked years ago for revelation at any time, yet You received a piss-poor response. Sleep has overruled devotion. I have not been praying, seeking Your will, worshiping, and fellowshipping with You enough. That will change…

Financial worries have crept in my heart again. “Prayer on the spot” during negative stressful moments, like the children’s behavior, as You told me to is limited. I have been overly critical to the spouse. I have been putting myself out there, but I do not want to get so busy I neglect Our relationship. Time to cancel the TV show in my head and just live life no matter how bored or irritated I am. Sometimes it is better to gently step on the backs of the children’s heels on occasion than kick them.

Yeshua said, “For from everyone to whom much is given, much shall be required…” He spared me the pain of withdrawing from the church system and its oppressive tool, religion, and yet I repaid Him by being slow to obey and neglecting my Connection with Him (the Holy Spirit).

One may ask, “How do you know this? Aren’t you being too hard on yourself?”

He has shown me through a random number: 766.66 – you have the appearance of Me, yet soulish stuff stuck behind you [need more 7s (reacting in spiritual maturity) than 6s (focusing on flesh and soul)]. It is not about sinless perfection (impossible in this form and one would be deceased as not to “get dirty” again), but simply doing what He told me to do. He warned me through others and even stuck the first part of the refrain from Toni Braxton’s song, “Un-Break My Heart” in my head. *sigh* Message received.

I stopped using an alarm clock a while ago. Father, Lord Yeshua, You can wake me anytime You choose. Thank you for Your continued loving-kindness. Amen.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This Temple

Do I keep You in my mind enough?
Do I keep You in my heart enough?
Without Your Guiding Light, I’m lost.
I’ve slain myself.
I’ve paid the cost.
Are You deep within?
Am I deep within?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Four Dispensations

The four dispensations: the Patriarchs, Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles

The Patriarchs – The establishment of the human family leading to a called-out people, whose bloodline would allow for YHWH to enter the world in flesh.

Passover – The establishment of YHWH’s desire for all mankind, foreshadowing Yeshua.

Pentecost – The establishment of YHWH dwelling inside each one He chooses.

Tabernacles – The future establishment of YHWH ruling on Earth in person until the time of the new creation.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Proof Salvation Is for Gentiles, Too

John 4:22 (Literal Translation) You worship what not you know; we worship what we do know, for the salvation is out of the Jews.

John 10:16 And I have other sheep that are not of this [Israelite] fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. And there will be one flock with one shepherd.

During Yeshua’s time, the Tanahk was Scripture; therefore, the Tanahk must bear witness for what He said to the Samaritan woman and His disciples. The list below will be updated continuously.

Genesis 12:3 (Literal Translation) And I will bless those who bless you; and he who curses you I will curse. And will be blessed, through you, all the families of the earth.

Deuteronomy 32:43 (Literal Translation) Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His people. For He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance on His adversaries, and will atone for His land and His people.

Psalm 22:27 (Literal Translation) All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to YHWH, and all the families of the Gentiles shall worship before you.

Psalm 65:2 (Literal Translation) O You that hears prayer, to [You] all flesh comes.

Psalm 66:4 (Literal Translation) All the Earth shall worship to You and shall sing to You. They shall sing to Your name. Selah.

Psalm 86:9 (Literal Translation) All the nations You have made shall come and worship before You, Adoni; [they] shall honor Your name.

Psalm 102:22 (Literal Translation) The peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the YHWH.

Psalm 117:1 (Literal Translation) Praise YHWH, all [you] Gentiles; commend Him, all [you] peoples.

Psalm 145:21 (Literal Translation) The praise of YHWH my mouth shall speak. Bless, all flesh, His holy name forever continually.

Isaiah 2:2-4 (Literal Translation) It shall be in the last days that the mountain of the house of YHWH shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all Gentiles shall flow to it.

Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up into the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go Torah and the word of the YHWH, Jerusalem.

He shall judge between the Gentiles, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Gentile shall not lift up sword against Gentile, neither shall they learn any more war.

Isaiah 11:10 (Literal Translation) There shall be [a] day a root of Jesse, which shall stand for a signal flag of the people. Towards it, the Gentiles seek and His rest shall be glorious.

Isaiah 19:21 So YHWH will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge YHWH. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to YHWH and keep them.

Isaiah 42:4 (Literal Translation) [He] will not fail nor be crushed until He has set in the earth judgment; for His Torah the coastlands shall wait.

Isaiah 45:14 (Literal Translation) Thus says YHWH, “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and the Sabeans, men of stature—they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, ‘Surely [are you with the] God [and] none else—no other gods.’”

Isaiah 49:6 (Literal Translation) And He said, “Easy, become to Me [a] Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, [and] to restore the preserved ones of Israel. I will also give You [as] a light to the Gentiles, [and] become My salvation until the end of the earth.”

Isaiah 56:3-7 (Literal Translation) Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, “YHWH shall surely separated me from His people.”

Neither let the eunuch say, “Behold, I [am] a dry tree.”

For thus says YHWH, “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and take hold My covenant, I shall give to them in My house and inside My walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

“Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve Him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be His servants, every one that preserves the Sabbath, from profaning it, and takes hold of My covenant; I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”

Isaiah 60:1-3 (Literal Translation) Arise, shine, for your light has come and upon, the glory of YHWH has risen. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth and thick cloud the peoples. YHWH will arise upon you and upon, His glory shall be seen. And shall come the Gentiles to your light and kings to the dawning.

Isaiah 66:23 (Literal Translation) “It shall be from new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, come all flesh to lying prostrate before Me,” declares YHWH.

Jeremiah 16:19-21 (Literal Translation) YHWH, my Strength, my Fortress and my Refuge, in the day of affliction, to You the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, “Surely lies our fathers have inherited, futility and of no benefit. Can man make himself gods yet are not gods?” Therefore, behold, I shall this once inform them, I shall cause them to know My hand (effort, power) and My strength; and they shall know that My name (authority), YHWH.

Jeremiah 31:27-28 (Literal Translation) “Behold, the days come,” declared YHWH, “that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of man, and with the offspring of beast. It shall be as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to overthrow, to destroy and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” said YHWH.

Daniel 7:13-14 I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

Micah 4:2-3 (Literal Translation) And many Gentiles shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth Torah and the word of YHWH from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong Gentiles far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Gentile shall not lift up sword against Gentile, neither shall they learn any more for war.

Zechariah 2:11 (Literal Translation) And joined shall be many nations unto YHWH in that day, and they shall be a call-out people, and I shall dwell in your midst, and you shall know that YHWH of Hosts has sent me unto [you].

Malachi 1:11 (Literal Translation) “For from the rising of the sun and even to its setting My name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering. For My name will be great among the Gentiles,” said YHWH of hosts.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment