Super Quick Bible Study: Oh, How God Loves Us!

Psalm 8:3-9
When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which You have set in place,
what is man that You are mindful of him,
and the son of man that You care for him?

 Yet You have made him a little lower than the heavenly [spirit] beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
 You have given him dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet, [Hebrews 2:6-8]
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O YHWH, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!

Hebrews 2:9 – But we see Him who has been made a little lower than the angels (spirit beings), Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He should taste of death for everyone.

1 Corinthians 1:25 – Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

All of creation comes from Him and the spiritual essence (breath) of creation will return to Him. In creating us, YHWH humbled Himself; therefore, He continues to humble Himself to keep us alive. This is why He is long-suffering (slow to anger). Everything in creation is a part of Him! He hates watching mankind destroy itself (Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 18:32, Ezekiel 33:11), but the twisting of His goodness (how creation functions) must be corrected (judgment, cleansed) from time-to-time.

Micah 7:18 – Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love.

He wants us to get to know Him directly, so He can bless us according to His Will and Nature (His Name!) One of the Hebrew words for bless (barak) literally means to get down on one’s knees and present a gift:

Father Yah humbled Himself further by giving us the greatest gift of all – His Word in the flesh (John 1:1-5, Genesis 1:1-3, Proverbs 8:30, Revelation 19:13).

May the Highest Elohim be honored by the continued revelation of His Word. Amen.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Yah Guides Us

1 Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Isaiah 58:11
And YHWH will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

Psalm 48:14 For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

Exodus 15:2
YHWH is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will extol Him.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 73:24 With Your counsel, You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 107:9 For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

Isaiah 27:3 I, YHWH, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.

Isaiah 41:17 The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst; I, YHWH, will answer them Myself. As the God of Israel, I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 49:10 They will not hunger or thirst, nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down. For He who has compassion on them will lead them and will guide them to springs of water.

Psalm 94:19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.

Isaiah 19:22 YHWH will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond to them and will heal them.

Isaiah 30:26 The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day YHWH binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted.

Isaiah 52:12 But you will not go out in haste, nor will you go as fugitives; For YHWH will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Jesus Said So

John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper [Advocate, Counselor], to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and He will be in you.

John 14:26 But the Advocate [Helper, Counselor], the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.

John 15:26 When the Advocate [Helper, Counselor] comes, whom I will send you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—He will testify about Me.

John 16:13 However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will remain—so that whatever you ask the Father in My name [authority, power, cause, nature, character], He will give you.

1 Corinthians 2 – Spiritual Wisdom (ESV)

6Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”— [Isaiah 64:4, Isaiah 25:9, Isaiah 30:18]

10these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.d

14The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” [Isaiah 40:13, Jeremiah 23:18, Romans 11:34] But we have the mind of Christ.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Why Do You Call Me Good?

Mark 10:18 and Luke 18:19 – And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.”

From Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible:

What Christ here says of God, the Jews say of the law of Moses, whose praise they can never enough extol; “there is nothing good but the law.” The law is good indeed; but the Author of it must be allowed to be infinitely more so.

Christ did not say the comment was wrong (John 10:30), but shifted the focus where it belonged – on YHWH. He had a habit of doing that:

Luke 11:27-28 – As [Jesus] said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts at which You nursed!”

But He said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Holy Ground

John 4:19-21 “Sir,” the woman [at the well] replied, “I see that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, yet you Jews say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”

Jesus told her, “Believe Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.”

Today, this fact is taken for granted. Before Yahshua’s sacrifice, this was not always so.

Naaman’s Request

2 Kings 5:15-19 Then Naaman returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before Elisha. And Naaman said, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; so, accept now a present from your servant.”

But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” And Naaman urged Elisha to take it, but Elisha refused.

Then Naaman said, “If not, please let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but YHWH. In this matter may YHWH pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, leaning on my arm, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, YHWH pardon your servant in this matter.”

Elisha said to him, “Go in peace.”

Why did Naaman ask for a bunch of dirt? Why did Elisha agree to it?

There was an ancient belief that a god had ownership over a part of the Earth. Naaman wanted to take earth, consecrated by Yah’s presence in Elisha, so that YHWH would be with him. Further proof is in Scripture.

Nonbelievers Serve YHWH

2 Kings 17:24-33 And the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the people of Israel. And they took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities. And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear YHWH. Therefore, YHWH sent lions among them, which killed some of them.

So, the king of Assyria was told, “The nations that you have carried away and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the law (customs) of the god of the land. Therefore, He has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them, because they do not know the law (customs) of the god of the land.”

Then the king of Assyria commanded, “Send there one of the priests whom you carried away from there, and let him go and dwell there and teach them the law (customs) of the god of the land.”

So, one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel and taught them how they should fear (respect) YHWH.

But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities in which they lived. The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.

They also feared (respected) YHWH and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. So, they feared (respected) YHWH but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

The foreigners who took over understood the ancient custom of serving the god of the land if they wanted to live there peacefully. Even though Israel had been put away by Yah for serving other gods along with Him, these people were doing the exact same thing. The difference being that Israel, the people, were His, as was the land.

Yah Uses This Belief

Just as Yah took the threshold covenant and reworked it for His purposes, He consecrated pieces of the Earth. Remember, these events happened prior to Yahshua’s blood cleansing all of creation.

Genesis 28:10-22 (ESV) Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am YHWH, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely YHWH is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called the name of that place Bethel (House of YHWH), but the name of the city was Luz (Light) at the first. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”

Exodus 3:5 “Do not come closer,” He said [to Moses]. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

A Piece of the Tabernacle

When Adam and Eve sinned, the whole of creation on Earth became corrupted, or common. Everything comes from dirt; therefore, things were also consecrated. The Tabernacle (and later, the Temple) and its contents had been consecrated for Father Yah’s connection to the Earth among the Israelites. Being away from the Tabernacle while on the run, David had no way to communicate with YHWH until He remembered something:

1 Samuel 23:6 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 23:9-13 (HCSB) When David realized that Saul was planning to harm him, he told Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod!”

Then David said, “YHWH, God of Israel, Your servant has heard that Saul intends to come to Keilah and destroy the town because of me. Will the citizens of Keilah hand me over to him? Will Saul come down as Your servant has heard? YHWH, God of Israel, please tell Your servant.”

YHWH answered, “He will come down.”

Then David asked, “Will the citizens of Keilah hand me and my men over to Saul?”

“They will,” YHWH responded.

So, David and his men, numbering about 600, left Keilah at once and moved from place to place. When it was reported to Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he called off the expedition.

After David and his men lost their families and belongings to raiders, some of the men wanted to stone David.

1 Samuel 30:78 David said to Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.”

So, Abiathar brought it to him.

And David asked YHWH, “Should I pursue these raiders? Will I overtake them?”

YHWH replied to him, “Pursue them, for you will certainly overtake them and rescue the people.”

Torah stated the holy garments were to stay in the Holy Place (inner court) to avoid transferring holiness to people. (Ezekiel 44:19, Ezekiel 42:14, Leviticus 16:23). Along with David and his men eating the Bread of the Presence of YHWH (the priests’ showbread) (1 Samuel 21:6, Matthew 12:4, Mark 2:26, Luke 6:4), Yah demonstrated His ultimate and final authority (Mark 2:28), and that Torah helps transition us to His Will and Plan, not dominate our lives (Mark 2:27, Colossians 2:16, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:17).

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Super Quick Bible Study: Yah Teaches Us

Isaiah 54:13 – All your sons will be taught of YHWH; and the well-being of your sons will be great.

Isaiah 2:3 – And many peoples will 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 concerning His ways and that we may walk in His paths.”

Isaiah 28:26 – For his God instructs and teaches him properly.

Isaiah 30:20 – Although YHWH has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.

Isaiah 48:17 – Thus says YHWH, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am YHWH your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.”

Isaiah 50:45
The Lord YHWH has given Me the tongue of disciples,
That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

The Lord YHWH has opened My ear;
And I was not disobedient
Nor did I turn away.

John 6:45 – [Jesus said,] “It is written in the prophets: ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me…”

1 John 2:27 – And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.

Jeremiah 31:33-34 and Hebrews 8:10-11
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days,” declares YHWH.
I will put my laws into their minds,
    and write them on their hearts,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.

And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor
    and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know YHWH,’
for they shall all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.”

Philippians 3:13-15 – Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Spirit Led

Moshe’s Wish

Numbers 11:29 [Moses said,] “I wish that all YHWH’s people were prophets and that YHWH would put His Spirit on them!”

Yahshua Set the Example

John 4:34 “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.”

John 5:30 “I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

John 8:29 “He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.”

John 5:19 “Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself, unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”

John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.”

Current Instructions

Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

Romans 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your Good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Galatians 6:1 (Literal Translation) Brothers, if even a man should be caught in some offense, you, the spiritual, should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, scrutinizing yourselves lest also you be tempted.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.

Luke 12:11-12 [Jesus said,] “And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Also see Matthew 10:19-20, Mark 13:11.

In Action

Acts 8:26-29 An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is the desert road.)

So, he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

Then, the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”

Acts 10:19-20 While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. Get up, go downstairs, and accompany them without doubts, for I have sent them Myself.”

Acts 11:12 [Peter said,] “The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.”

Acts 13:2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Acts 13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

Acts 15:28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials…”

Acts 16:6 They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Acts 19:21 Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”

Acts 20:22 [Paul said,] “And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there…”

Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood by Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so also you must testify in Rome.”

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Backpedaling

Unnerving, scary, pagan, New Age, uncontrollable, pointless, not for today… These are some of the negative opinions surrounding the supernatural. Why? The spiritual is supernatural and cannot be quantified. It is not an abstract idea, for example happy or angry, for who gets to define what constitutes either happy or angry? Due to the Tree of Knowledge’s fruit polluting human DNA, mankind believes they can operate outside of the Catalysis of Creation, or deny His existence since the senses cannot behold Him on a measurable, consistent basis.

A paradox appears among the believers of Yah. They want His supernatural intervention during times of distress, but either reject or ignore the other aspect of the spiritual clearly listed in Scripture. For example, some believe that the Gifts of the Spirit were only for the time of the Apostles, but still request prayers for the sick or troubled. Some believe in supernatural events, but whether those events serve Yah and His Body are questionable. Others believe we need special humans and dead saints to intervene on our behalf. Even among those who accept the supernatural, there is debate to whether, or not, either the adversary or demons are real or myths to keep people in check. Everyone missed the entire point of the Word (the Bible and Yah Himself): supernatural guidance. As Yahshua said, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) Without seeking, following, and trusting the Almighty on that level, we will not grow spiritually. We must get to know Him, Spirit-to-spirit.

For those who have taken that leap of faith to embrace the extraordinary Will of Yah, the adjustment is not simple. There is a reason the Heavenly messengers had to say, “Fear not.” People operate through the soul and senses the vast majority of the time; anything out of the ordinary can give someone a shock. Yahshua spent over 3 years training His disciples, preparing them to become vessels for Yah’s power and authority to flow through them. Some have been fortunate to go through this as children, since they accept things easier than wary, life-scarred adults. However the transition happens, Yah is patient and understands we need time to deal with Him directly.

Backpedaling (not to be confused with backsliding – rejecting Yah’s Will over time) is when a believer takes a step or two backwards on the path due to fear, doubt, or comfort level. It is not rebellion or sin, just a short time of difficulty. Dealing with the supernatural can cause this, and there are examples in the Scriptures to let believers know others have had trouble adjusting.

Moses at the Burning Bush – Exodus 3, 4:1-17 Moses tried to decline the mission Yah gave him due to feeling unworthy.

Barak’s Lack of Trust – Judges 4:1-24 Barak refused to go off to war without the prophetess Deborah at his side. She went, but announced that the glory for killing the Canaanite commander Sisera would go to a woman. Back then, it was a dishonor for a man to be killed by a woman or to let her have the honor of destroying an enemy (Judges 9:53-54).

Gideon’s Tests – Judges 6:11-40 Distrust, disappointment, and despair influenced Gideon’s decision to test the Lord. He survived the idolaters’ wrath after he had burned their pillars of worship, but he still asked Yah to perform one more task to see if His Word was true.

Manoah’s Distress – Judges 13:1-23 Samson’s father feared death because he and his wife had seen Yah, but she reminded him that the Lord had accepted their offerings and had a job for them to do.

Jeremiah Quits – Jeremiah 20:7-9 Weary of his horrible treatment by his own people, Jeremiah had wanted to stop proclaiming the warnings Yah had for them.

Paul Confronts Peter – Galatians 2:11-13 Peter ate with the Gentiles until some Jews James had sent showed up. He and the Jews in his group, including Barnabas, shunned the Gentiles as a result. Paul criticized Peter’s hypocrisy.

I can relate to Manoah a little. On two occasions, Yahshua tried to approach me, but I freaked out and disengaged from worshiping. I still kick myself for doing that.

A few years ago, supernatural things started to happen around me and through others close to me. I could not handle it and stepped back a bit. Yah, in His Wisdom and determination, decided to shake out any discomfort and fear I had by tossing me into the midst of serious spiritual warfare. Oh, what fun that was…

If you are planning to draw closer to Yah, brace yourself and ask Him for His Wisdom and strength to endure. You will adapt.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Heart of Clay

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O Yah, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Isaiah 29:16 You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker—an earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, “What are you doing?” Or the thing you are making say, “He has no hands”?

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O YHWH, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Jeremiah 18:6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done?” declares YHWH. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”

Jeremiah 24:7 I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am YHWH; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Ezekiel 11:19-20 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep [protect] My rules and obey them. And they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 36:25-26 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

2 Corinthians 3:3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written [inscribed] not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!

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What Biblical Inspiration Looks Like

Ever wondered how Yah delivered His Word to be written? Once upon a time, the Tanahk was written as one long run-on sentence – no spaces, paragraphs, punctuation, etc. Why? The information was relayed this way, although the writer still had the option to clean things up a bit. This has been my experience as well, although what I receive supports what is already in the Bible.

Occasionally on a random Saturday, I get a flow of words imprinted within me. I grab the nearest writing objects and get to work as quickly as I can. Sometimes, I ask the Lord to repeat Himself due to mind drift or external distraction. During the process of rewriting what was given for public consumption, He is still involved, correcting, clarifying, and adding to what He gave me earlier. This blog post will contain what He gave me last Saturday, but I will break it up so it is not a big wall of text inducing tl;dr vibes.

November 11, 2017

The mind is the eyes, ears, and mouth of the heart. You drink with your eyes and eat with your ears. Be careful what you eat and drink for you are feeding your heart. Jesus said, “My flesh is food indeed,” “I am the Bread of Life,” “My food is to do the will of My Father.”

Here, He had me stop and look up supporting verses:

Jeremiah 3:15

Jeremiah 15:16 – My favorite verse!

Job 23:12

Revelation 10:9-10

Ezekiel 2:8

Ezekiel 3:1-4

John 4:32-34

John 6:54-56

John 6:26-27

John 6:35-38

Then the Word resumed:

Drink – blood = soul = life; “…follow Me.” Do as I say and do as I do.

The symbol of the yoke – the old ox teaching the young ox by action – the rabbis training disciples by the disciples copying everything the rabbi who chose them did. Jeremiah wearing a wooden yoke to symbolize Israel’s future captivity. The false prophet broke it, but Jeremiah returned wearing an iron one that could not be broken.

Jesus shed His blood = we shed ours by shedding our old life daily, symbolized by the blood sacrifice of the animals. Burying the blood = burying our old life. Bleeding out the animal before consuming it = Christ’s dying and resurrection.

Everything in life is symbolic, everything…

Everything comes from Him; therefore, everything will return to Him. This is why He hates sin, trespasses, and lawlessness. Evil is good twisted. He humbled Himself to create us and continues to humble Himself to keep us live.

“Don’t worry about being right; worry about staying covered.” Yeshua’s covering, of course: Matthew 23:7, Luke 13:14.

Outside the camp – Hebrews 13:11, Exodus 33:1-11, instruction for purification. The Lord has me to stay outside the camp (church and religion) for His purposes, not by my choice (although I am grateful).

He reminded me of something I wrote back in 2009 about sacrificing myself to save those who hunger for Christ and His Word.

The truth is not subjective; the Truth is a Person. Seek Him above all else.

He gave me a short break. I found myself by accident listening to teachings about the house ecclesia in the early days of the Way. Is that in my future, I hope?

Why did the former pagans kick the Jews and their understanding of Yah from a practical standpoint out of the Way? Thank Yah, the Jews cared about legacy and kept records despite this, so we can now glean the historical context of what was written in Scripture. A blessing upon the Jews for this fact. Amen.

Rebecka was not devoted to her husband’s vision for their children, their legacy. Issak was blind to what his sons actually were (before he lost his sight). Both parents had the hard breath (the k-sound) in their names, meaning they only partially did what Yah wanted, verses Abraham and Sarah (soft breath names), who, despite their mistakes, fulfilled all that Yah wanted.

The Darkness (willful ignorance, can lead to deception) and the Hunger – His Word is food. His actions cleanse the Darkness, but only for a short time. We have to continue to seek Him and His will out to keep the Darkness at bay. See verses:

Ezekiel 2:4

Ezekiel 3:7

Ezekiel 3:9

Hosea 4:6 – my favorite verse on this topic

Proverbs 10:21

Isaiah 5:13

Hosea 4:14

Hosea 5:4

Job 21:14

Proverbs 1:29

Jeremiah 9:6

Zechariah 7:11-12

Matthew 13:15 (requoted in Acts 28:27)

Proverbs 1:24

Psalm 58:4

Isaiah 46:12

Jeremiah 5:3-4

Jeremiah 5:21

Nehemiah 9:29

Jeremiah 7:26

Jeremiah 8:5

Jeremiah 11:10

Isaiah 6:10

John 8:43

2 Timothy 4:4

Hebrews 5:11

Romans 1:28

2 Thessalonians 2:11

Facing east (like the entrance to the Tabernacles or Temple), something flows from south to north, similar to how Hebrew and some other Middle Eastern written languages flow.

And that was it. I dragged my feet on writing some of this up over the week, although I had asked what I should write in here. Sad, I know.

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Thought Splatters (Burble!)

The fear of deception is no excuse for not seeking revelation from Yah for oneself.

Do you love the Father, or are you in love with Him?

Submission = devotion

Everything can be a distraction; therefore, anything can become an idol, including family, church, religion, and our opinion of the Father.

If one claim to trust Yah to correct oneself, shouldn’t one ask Him for correction daily? See Psalm 139:23-24 (AMP), Psalm 19:12, Psalm 143:10, Psalm 5:8, Psalm 16:11

Sin is the debt Yahshua paid for us, but we still have to pay the price for unforgiveness. Forgive and you will be forgiven. See Matthew 6:14, Matthew 5:7, Matthew 18:35, Mark 11:25, Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13.

If there is such a things as generational curses, then generational blessings also exist.

The Bible is His Word, but He—the inspirator—is the final authority. Seek Him for Scriptural clarification and correction.

For those who serve Christ and His Father outside of the church system, you are not alone. I am as you are.

The battlefield is also the prize—the minds and hearts of mortals.

High praise is singing God’s word and revelation back to Him.

The blood of Christ is our defense against the enemy (Revelation 12:11, Revelation 7:14). Apply it liberally.

Yahshua said, “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matthew 5:13, Mark 9:50, Luke 14:34) Shouldn’t we taste like the Father? Will other taste us and recognize His savor and sweetness upon us?

The more we obey His supernatural leading, the more we will get to know Him and His ways.

Remember, by the way you judge, you will also be judged. Whatever you dish out, you must be willing to take as well. See Matthew 7:2, Isaiah 33:1, Mark 4:24, Luke 6:37, Luke 6:38, Matthew 6:14.

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