Thought Splatters (Zoom!)

The closer you get to the Father; the weirder life will get. If you don’t believe me, read about backpedaling.

When going through an ordeal, patience and trust in His Perfect Will are required. This Assumes you are seeking Him on a daily basis and know His voice (all the different ways He “speaks” to us).

Fire – The Father destroying anything not of Him, cleansing impurities, preparation for starting over again. Notice: all of the things that made the Israelites impure will not be an issue in heaven.

Water – The Word Most Holy flowing around us, through us, and dwelling within (blood, life). Cleansing the aftermath of His fire. Washing off this world’s influence. Refreshing (cold water) and restorative (hot water).

Air – The Spirit that deals with us in our fallen state. Our connection with the Father. The spark of life that passes from parents to child, from the Father to our lungs, for He is the Breath of Lives. The anointing (bestowed power, authority) that revives us into a new life in Him.

Earth – Our crucible of refinement (proving grounds). The nature of the flesh, corrupted, yet operating in His order to sustain our lives. Nature obeys His order and will. His footstool. His symbol of human interaction in this plane of existence (the land needing Sabbath rests).

Sun, moon, stars – His time clock for us. His order on display in the sky. The precursor of His Son’s rule for He will be our light and we, His stars, reflecting His light.

Humans – A creation from a creation in which He breathed into life (spirit). His idols (images) on the Earth who symbolize Him in two parts: male and female. The most unclean flesh, yet covered by Yahshua’s blood (life, sacrifice) to keep from being destroyed or ignored.

Holy – Set apart by nature. Father does not like separation but endures for our sakes. Separate the pure (things and actions of Him) from the impure (profane, common). To be vulnerable (open-hearted). Our relationship with Him. His Son’s blood continuously covering our sins. Grace.

Righteousness – To take risks in His Will. Loving-kindness (patience) is an action. Humility (caring about what Yah thinks and acting accordingly). Mercy. Repentance (turning away from sin).

What is the point of all of this? Unlike the angels and other entities who rebelled, we go through refinement to confirm we actually want to be a part of Him. He is not going to trust His spiritual power and authority to rule with His Son to just anyone.

I am looking for a list of Greek Bible verses (Septuagint and NT) that use the aorist verb tense, which means “something that has happened and will continue to happen.” If anyone knows of one, please give me the link or document. Thanks in advance.

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Yah’s Flow: Fire

Lord of All, You are continuous fire, for You demand holiness (air, spirit) in order for a being (fuel) to survive Your Presence (ignition, combustion).

Your fire, the trials and troubles of this life, guides us to You (lamp, light) and shapes us (refinement, purification) as we choose to serve You.

Your fire demands cleansing of our impurities, including the sacrifice of Your Son most brutal to save us. His baptism of fire, His cup of suffering, should have been ours.

Your fire consumes unrighteous ones to help His creation to stay functional for Your will to flourish, despite the corruption on Earth.

Your fire gives warmth (assurance) to those who seek You and see Your works.

Your fire is Your Light which burns within and on the faithful to shine into the dark corners of the world, a beacon to those seeking the Truth Who is the Person of Persons.

Your fire melts sin so the dross can be scraped off by the Rock of Your Word.

Your fire turns the influence of this world to ashes so the water of Your Word can wash it away.

We no longer stare after the fruit of the Tree of Life through the fiery weapon and wonder if we have to walk through it, for Christ is here and gave of Himself to hand us that fruit.


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We Owe the Father an Apology

Romans 12 (BSB)
1Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Matthew 16:19 and Matthew 18:18 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

We missed the whole point of all the sacrifices, including Yahshua’s: we are to become holy—purified for spiritual conduction—by the choices we make in our persons, in our minds, where we go, letting go of the world’s influence, etc. This includes our health. We, collectively, have not been taking care of the temples of our bodies. We have stuffed all kinds of drugs, fats, chemicals, over-processed foods, poorly raised meats, fake and real sweeteners into our mouths that harm us later in life. This COVID pandemic is a judgment (correction) against that behavior because poor health during the aging process wasn’t strong enough.

What do we do now?

First, repent. Repentance means to turn away from sin. In this case, make a plan to start changing the way we eat and what we eat. A great starting point is the Daniel Fast—vegan and no processed foods for a number of weeks, three being typical.

Start blessing your food before you eat and thanking him after you have finished. Eat a meal with your family and/or friends as often as you can.

Train yourselves to eat healthier choices. Cook and prepare foods in various ways to improve flavor and give yourselves options.

Avoid as much soda pop, junk, and restaurant food as possible. Involve the Lord in your daily food choices.

Avoid overeating or snacking all day, but you can ask the Lord to help you if you have this problem.

Heavenly Father, the ever-patient one, I am sorry I have not treated this housing for my and Your Spirits to the best of my ability. I have and will continue to improve how I care for it. Please continue to warn me of foods I should avoid and help me to know how to cleanse myself if I do eat the wrong things. I hope, one day, I will be able to grow some of my own vegetables.


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Thought Splatters: (Ping!)

Survival mode or instinct
Poverty spirit or mindset
Slave mentality
These are all the same condition the Lord wants man to overcome to become a part of Him.

Tares have no idea that they are tares. They look the same as wheat when young. Tares (darnel) grow straight up, while wheat curves downward as they mature. Wheat have been used as food for millennia; a handful of darnels is poisonous and can make one drowsy or drunk in small amounts.

Obedience is the first step. The next step: His Will becomes your desire.

Every sin we do contributes to the pollution of the atmosphere, giving the adversary increased power over all flesh. For example, if you engage in sex out of Yah’s order, you have contributed to the promotion of that sin spreading to others. Even though you may not have had children outside of marriage, your sexual activity does contribute to out-of-wedlock births. We are all spirit, which is why our souls can be influenced. This is why the Apostles repeatedly stressed imitating Christ. This is why Yahshua stressed watching what we say and do.

Anointings (ministries) get recycled, not souls.

To all who believe in the Pretribulation Rapture: What makes you think you are good enough to leave? How much fire, breaking, and cleansing have you allowed the Lord to do in you? Do you praise Him daily at least? Do you seek His Will and correction?

I have said this before, and it bears repeating: Father Yah has not stop revealing things either in the Scriptures or of Himself. You choose how deep you wish to go with Him. The only one stopping you is you. How much you care about the things of this existence is the problem.

Lazy people lie a lot. I have “lazy moments” and embrace them as rest periods. Sometimes boredom is a platform to the next move of Yah.

Yah can turn attacks from the adversary into good for His will to be accomplished. Are you opened to that?

Praise is returning to the Father everything He has given us: love, life, breath, words that enrich, joy, patience, etc. Please praise and honor Him before making your requests.

I feel like I am to keep people encouraged in the faith rather than evangelizing. Lord, is this true?

The Lord revealed to me the word hupotassó should have been translated support (not submit or subject) as in soldiers supporting their commanding officers, while the commanding officers gives to their soldiers what they need in order to support the objective. Supporting someone is a choice; not an imperative, or it will not be true. We serve a Creator Who wants us to choose Him and His Will, not out of obligation, but love. We should want that for others as well.

To connect and influence others, we must humble ourselves. Phrase things in a way that gives the other person the upper hand, to make the person feel his or her words or presence is valuable to you.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Teach Me, Father

Psalm 119
12Blessed are You, O YHWH; teach me Your statutes.
33Teach me, O YHWH, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
26I recounted my ways, and You answered me; teach me Your statutes.
64The earth is filled with Your loving devotion, O YHWH; teach me Your statutes.
68You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
105Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
108Accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O YHWH, and teach me Your judgments.
124Deal with Your servant according to Your loving devotion, and teach me Your statutes.
133Order my steps in Your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
135Make Your face shine upon Your servant and teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 25
4Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O YHWH my Elohim. Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death.

Psalm 27:11 Teach me Your way, O YHWH, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way, O YHWH; I will walk in Your truth. Unite my heart to fear Your name.

Exodus 33:13 Now if indeed I have found favor in Your sight, please let me know Your ways, that I may know You and find favor in Your sight. Remember that this nation is Your people.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

1 Kings 3:9 Therefore give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours?

…and never stop!

1 Kings 3
10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. 13I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. 14And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table [knowledge, wisdom (Proverbs 9)] before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head (mind, heart) with oil (His Spirit); My cup (soul, life) runs over.

Genesis 24:48 Then I [Eliezer] bowed down and worshiped YHWH; and I blessed YHWH, the El of my master Abraham, who led me on the right road to take the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.

Proverbs 2:6 For YHWH gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 18:28 For You, O YHWH, light my lamp; my God lights up my darkness.

Psalm 25
8Good and upright is YHWH;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.

12Who is the man that fears YHWH?
Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.

14The secret of YHWH is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
15My eyes are ever toward YHWH,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 16:7 I will bless YHWH who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but YHWH establishes his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of YHWH will prevail.

Proverbs 20:24 A man’s steps are from YHWH, so how can anyone understand his own way?

Psalm 32:8 I [YHWH] will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you counsel and watch over you.

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are ordered by YHWH who takes delight in his journey.

Psalm 73:24 You guide me with Your counsel, and later receive me in glory.

Isaiah 48:17 Thus says YHWH your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am YHWH your Elohim, who teaches you for your benefit, who directs you in the way you should go.”

Isaiah 48:6 You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not acknowledge them? From now on I will tell you of new things, hidden things unknown to you.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Nehemiah 7:5 Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. I found the genealogical register of those who had first returned, and I found the following written in it:

Job 22:22 Receive instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Psalm 51:6 Surely You desire truth in the inmost being; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

Daniel 2:21 He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning

Ecclesiastes 2:26 To the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He assigns the task of gathering and accumulating that which he will hand over to one who pleases God. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

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.

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Super Quick Bible Study: Ask for Correction

Psalm 141
3Set a guard, O YHWH, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice deeds of wickedness
With people who do wrong;
And may I not taste their delicacies.
5May the righteous strike me with mercy and discipline me;
It is oil for the head;
My head shall not refuse it,
For my prayer is still against their evil deeds.

Psalm 139
23Search me, O Elohim, and know my heart;
test me and know my concerns.
24See if there is any offensive way in me;
lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 119:36 Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain.

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

Jeremiah 10:24 Correct me, O YHWH, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

Psalm 19:12 Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

Psalm 26:2 Test me, O YHWH, and try me; examine my heart and mind.

Psalm 6:1 and Psalm 38:1
O YHWH, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in Your wrath.

Job 31:6 Let Yah weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.

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A Phrase That Should Be in Scripture, although the Concept Is – #2

We eat with our ears and drink with our eyes. ~ Dr. Stephen Jones

Psalm 16:5 YHWH is my chosen portion (sustenance) and my cup; You have made my lot secure.

Psalm 116:13 I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of YHWH.

Psalm 119:57 YHWH is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fail; But Elohim is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 119:81 My soul faints for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.

Psalm 63:1 A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.

Yah’s Word (revelation) is unleavened bread:

Ezekiel 3
1Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll.

3And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness.

4Then He said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.”

Revelation 10
8Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.”

9So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.”

And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”

10Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. 11And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”

What is Yahshua to us?

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 6
22The next day, the crowd that had remained on the other side of the sea realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not boarded it with His disciples, but they had gone away alone. 23However, some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum to look for Him. 25When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they asked Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?”

26Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, it is not because you saw these signs that you are looking for Me, but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God the Father has placed His seal of approval.”

28Then they inquired, “What must we do to perform the works of God?”

29Jesus replied, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.”

30So they asked Him, “What sign then will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will You do? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

32Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

34“Sir,” they said, “give us this bread at all times.”

35Jesus answered, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst. 36But as I stated, you have seen Me and still you do not believe.

37Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

39And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me but raise them up at the last day. 40For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

41At this, the Jews began to grumble about Jesus because He had said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were asking, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then can He say, ‘I have come down from heaven?’”

43“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus replied. 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. 45It 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— 46not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God; only He has seen the Father.

47Truly, truly, I tell you, he who believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And this bread, which I will give for the life of the world, is My flesh.”

52At this, the Jews began to argue among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

53So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For My flesh is real food, and My blood is real drink.

56Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him. 57Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your fathers, who ate the manna and died, the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

Matthew 26
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”

27Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Luke 22
17Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

20Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”

Mark 14
22And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”

23Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. 25Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 11
23For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

If His Word (flesh) is food what is His blood? Why is blood so important?

Genesis 9:4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Leviticus 3:17 This shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall eat neither fat nor blood.

Leviticus 7:26 You must not eat the blood of any bird or animal in any of your dwellings.

Leviticus 19:26 You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery.

Our soul (life) is in our blood. Our life is how we live it—our actions, whether man or beast. Innocent animals were once used to covered man’s sin:

Leviticus 1:5 And he shall slaughter the young bull before YHWH, and Aaron’s sons the priests are to present the blood and sprinkle it on all sides of the altar at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 1:11
He shall slaughter it on the north side of the altar before YHWH, and Aaron’s sons the priests are to sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides.

Leviticus 17
10If anyone from the house of Israel or a foreigner living among them eats any blood, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from among his people. 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for your souls upon the altar; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. 12Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner living among you eat blood.”

13And if any Israelite or foreigner living among them hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten, he must drain its blood and cover it with dirt. 14For the life of all flesh is its blood. Therefore, I have told the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any living thing, because the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it must be cut off.”

Ezekiel 43:18
Then He said to me: “Son of man, this is what YHWH Elohim says: ‘These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is constructed, so that burnt offerings may be sacrificed on it and blood may be sprinkled on it.’”

Hebrews 9:22 According to the law, in fact, nearly everything must be purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Blood shed (or murder) without cause was an abomination:

Numbers 35:33 Do not pollute the land where you live, for bloodshed pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land on which the blood is shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

Deuteronomy 21
1“If anyone is found slain, lying in the field in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him, 2then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance from the slain man to the surrounding cities.

3And it shall be that the elders of the city nearest to the slain man will take a heifer which has not been worked and which has not pulled with a yoke. 4The elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with flowing water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and they shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley.

5Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the Lord your God has chosen them to minister to Him and to bless in the name of the Lord; by their word every controversy and every assault shall be settled. 6And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley. 7Then they shall answer and say, “Our hands have not shed this blood, nor have our eyes seen it.8Provide atonement, O Lord, for Your people Israel, whom You have redeemed, and do not lay innocent blood to the charge of Your people Israel.”

And atonement shall be provided on their behalf for the blood. 9So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the Lord.

Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but that instead a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “You bear the responsibility.

The Blood of Christ is His life, His soul, His works (actions) unto the Father and us. His blood (life, soul, actions) is the final atonement to the Father for our sins:

John 1:29 The next day [John] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the [final Passover] Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

John 3:16 For Yah so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Genesis 4:10 And He said, “What have you [Cain] done? The voice of your brother’s [Abel’s] blood cries out to Me from the ground.”

Hebrews 12:24 …to Yahshua, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.

Romans 3:25 Whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins.

Romans 5:9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Ha Mashiach Yahshua, our Lord.

Colossians 1:20 …and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Ha Mashiach Yahshua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of HaMashiach.

Hebrews 2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil…

Hebrews 9
11But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made by hands and is not a part of this creation. 12He did not enter by the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus securing eternal redemption.

13For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that their bodies are clean, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, purify our consciences from works of death, so that we may serve the living God!

15Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

16In the case of a will, it is necessary to establish the death of the one who made it, 17because a will does not take effect until the one who made it has died; it cannot be executed while he is still alive.

18That is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. 19For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people, 20saying, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”

21In the same way, he sprinkled with blood the tabernacle and all the vessels used in worship. 22According to the law, in fact, nearly everything must be purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

23So it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24For Christ did not enter a man-made copy of the true sanctuary, but He entered heaven itself, now to appear on our behalf in the presence of God.

25Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26Otherwise, Christ would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

27Just as man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28so also Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him.

Hebrews 10
1For the Law, having a shadow of the good things coming, not the form of the things themselves, never is able each year, with the same sacrifices which they offer continually, to perfect those drawing near. 2Otherwise, would they not have ceased being offered, because of those serving having been cleansed once, no longer having conscience of sins?

3But in these, there is a reminder of sins every year. 4For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins. 5Therefore coming into the world, He says:

“Sacrifice and offering You have not desired,
but a body You have prepared me.
6In burnt offerings and offerings for sin
You have not delighted.
7Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
in the scroll of the book it is written of Me—
to do Your will, O God.’” [Psalm 40:6-8]

8Saying above, “Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offerings for sin, You have not desired, nor have You delighted in” (which are offered according to the Law), 9then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first that He might establish the second. 10By that will, we are having been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11And indeed every priest stands every day, ministering and offering the same sacrifices repeatedly, which never are able to take away sins. 12But this One, having offered one sacrifice for sins in perpetuity, sat down at the right hand of God, 13the henceforth awaiting until His enemies should be placed as a footstool for His feet. 14For by one offering, He has perfected for all time those being sanctified.

15And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after having said before:

16“This is the covenant that I will make with them,
after those days, says the Lord,
putting My Laws into their hearts,
and I will inscribe them into their mind,” [Jeremiah 31:33]


“Their sins and their lawless acts,
I will remember no more.” [Jeremiah 31:34]

18Now where there is forgiveness of these, no longer is there an offering for sin.

19Therefore, brothers, having confidence for entering the holy places by the blood of Yahshua, 20by a new and living way, which He dedicated for us through the veil that is His flesh, 21and having a great priest over the house of God, 22we should draw near with a sincere heart, in full assurance of faith, our hearts having been sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our body having been washed with pure water.

26For if we sin willingly after we are to receive the knowledge of the truth, no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment and fury of fire being about to devour the adversaries. 28Anyone having set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercies on the basis of two or three witnesses. 29How much worse punishment do you think will he deserve, the one having trampled upon the Son of God, and having esteemed ordinary the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and having insulted the Spirit of grace?

Hebrews 13:12 So, Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood.

Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant.

1 Peter 1:18-19 …knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 3:8 The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 5:6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is the truth.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.

Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”

Revelation 7:14 I [John] said to [the angel], “Sir, you know.”

And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 12:11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

What happens when we drink His blood?

Matthew 6 and Luke 11:3435
22“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then, if your eye is clear (single, simple), your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is bad (evil), your whole body will be full of darkness. So, if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Matthew 13
10And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

11He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14And in them the prophecy of Isaiah (6:10) is fulfilled, which says:

‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
15For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’

16But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

Ephesians 1
17…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.

18I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe.

Also see John 12:40, Acts 26:18, Acts 28:27, Romans 10:17, Deuteronomy 29:4, Job 42:5, Psalm 69:23 [Romans 11:10], Psalm 119:18, Isaiah 29:10, Isaiah 35:5, Isaiah 42:7, Isaiah 42:16.

The Israelites anointed their doorways with Christ and ate Him:

Exodus 12
1Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2“This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.

5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.

Without blemish = without sin
A male of the first year = virgin male
Sheep = Israelite
Goats = Gentile

6Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.

The Word…dwelt among us.

John 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

7And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.

The threshold covenant—the household sacrificial altar at the doorway’s threshold—lifted up at the Passover, and later converted to the final altar on the cross.

8Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails.

Eat the flesh = receiving His atonement, making it a part of you
On that night = ready to receive the light of revelation
Roasted in fire = trials of life
With unleavened bread = the pure, untainted Word of Yah
With bitter herbs = you own will, desires
Raw = killing without a purpose or bloodthirsty
Boiled = trying to hide from trouble, fearful
Roasted whole = Christ’s body was whole and unbroken

10You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.

Our actions will be tested by His fire. See 1 Corinthians 3:12–15, Jeremiah 23:29.

11And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.

Belt on your waist = truth binds us. See Ephesians 6:14, Psalm 109:19, Isaiah 11:5
Staff in hand = exercise the power and authority He has given you
Eat in haste = don’t waste time
Passover = Everlasting redemption

12‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. 13Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

14‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.”

Judgment (correction) or condemnation, for the believer or not, is always at hand. Be ready at all times.

Another mark of Yahshua as the final Passover lamb.

Exodus 12:46 It must be eaten inside one house. You are not to take any of the meat outside the house, and you may not break any of the bones.

John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

John 19:36 Now these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken.” [Psalm 34:20]

They also ate the pure, undefiled Word for seven days:

15”Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which everyone must eat—that only may be prepared by you. 17So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore, you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance.

18In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land. 20You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’”

Leaven = influence, whether good or bad, on this plane of existence
No work = Shabbot = rest from your own works and take up Yah’s Will
Seven days = take this seriously and obey; your life depends in it
Egypt = the world or this plane of existence’s corruption
Stranger = Gentile
Everlasting ordinance = never stop seeking and eating the Word, becoming a part of the Word Himself

May we continue to eat and drink His Holy Son as His Father sees fit in our lives. Amen.

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A Phrase That Should Be in Scripture, although the Concept Is #1

Years ago, while studying Scripture, this phrase came to mind:

“The flesh is never satisfied.”

I mentally agreed and went back to studying. A year or two later, as I read Proverbs to my children, this passage caught me by surprise:

Proverbs 15:11 Sheol and Abaddon (Destruction) lie open before YHWH—how much more the hearts of men!

I stopped reading and remarked to them the revelation I got about this concept. A search revealed an even better verse:

Proverbs 27:20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, nor are the eyes of a person ever satisfied.

…and left it at that. Now prompted to post this, here are a few others confirming this concept:

Proverbs 30
15The leech has two daughters:
Give and Give.

There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’:

the barren womb,
land never satisfied with water,
and fire that never says, ‘Enough!’

Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are wearisome, more than one can describe; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is a man all alone, without even a son or brother. And though there is no end to his labor, his eyes are still not content with his wealth: “For whom do I toil and bereave my soul of enjoyment?” This too is futile—a miserable task.

Ecclesiastes 5:10
He who loves money is never satisfied by money, and he who loves wealth is never satisfied by income. This too is futile.

Ezekiel 23 [the whoredom of Oholah (Northern Israel) and Oholibah (Southern Judah)]

The entire Book of Hosea

Ephesians 2:3 All of us also lived among them at one time, fulfilling the cravings of our flesh and indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

Ephesians 4:19 Having lost all sense of shame, they have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity, with a craving for more.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but of the world.

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The Doctrinal Garbage Can: The Devil Is God’s Enemy

This relationship with Our Father (the process of salvation) has many names: path, walk, way, door, and war. Paul alludes to another viewpoint that few consider.

The Game

1 Corinthians 9
24Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25Everyone, who competes in the games, exercises self-control in all things. So, they do it to obtain a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one. 26Therefore I run in such a way as not to run aimlessly; I box in such a way, as to avoid hitting air; 27but I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

We Must Win

If you look at Scripture in its totality, we have the elements of a game. There is a reason we like, for example, card games and sporting events. The concept comes from Yah Himself, just like the function of a courtroom came from the Almighty’s throne room. The article, 5 Game Elements That Create Effective Learning Games, describes the main features designers use to maintain a player’s interest:

Conflict – For a game to be interesting, there should be some sort of conflict to present a challenge for the player to overcome. The challenge could be a physical obstacle, combat with another player, or a puzzle that has to be solved.

Strategy and chance – Strategy-based games put a lot of control into the players’ hands in the form of decisions they can make that affect game play or their odds of achieving the goal. On the other hand, games that are heavily based on chance put the player in a highly reactive mode where they have little control over the outcome. For best learning delivery, serious games should combine a bit of both strategy and chance within the design to make it interesting. …

Aesthetics – … aesthetics consistently rate as an area of high appeal. By themselves, aesthetics have the power to pull people into the game. Visuals are a powerful means of engaging players and helping them immerse into the game experience. …

Theme and story – A theme can add interest and create engagement… The theme can be conveyed with the visuals and with a brief “back story” that is included in the rules. Often, when themes are introduced within games, there is no accompanying narrative running through the game. Thematic elements are used to convey the idea of theme with minimal story. Story offers a narrative thread that pulls through an entire game. Learners find it far easier to remember facts when they are part of a narrative…

The elements of story…

Plot: Something has to happen for it to be a story.
Tension: Often thought of as conflict.

Rewards – Rewards are things or keepsakes that players earn through game play. … A popular strategy is to reward people for completing boring or menial tasks which are necessary within the game. It is also important to give rewards or points for performance rather than completion. For example, giving someone a badge for completing a section may excite learners to hit completion even without understanding the concepts within the game. However, if the reward is given for completion of a section to a certain standard of proficiency, it will encourage learners to perform their very best. Within a game, score is a powerful feedback tool. The players should understand the ways of accruing points or other incentives well and this will motivate them to play better as well as learn better.

All these elements are in the Bible… and our lives to various degrees, depending on Yah’s directives. Some will be offended at having their lives compared to a game or game piece, as if they are trivial in Yah’s eyes. Not so, if you take Scripture into consideration:

Isaiah 27:3 I, YHWH, am its keeper; I water it continually. I guard it night and day so no one can disturb it;

Jeremiah 23:4 I will raise up shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any go missing, declares YHWH.

John 6:39 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me but raise them up at the last day.

John 10
27My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”

Remember, He doesn’t need us; He wants us, or He would not have bothered to create us. We are the tools in His hands, the main battlefield and the prize!

The Adversary’s Role

Job 1
6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before YHWH, and the adversary also came among them.

7YHWH said to the adversary, “From where do you come?”

The adversary answered YHWH and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”

8YHWH said to the adversary, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”

9Then The adversary answered YHWH, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10Have You not made a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11But reach out with Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will certainly curse You to Your face.”

12Then YHWH said to the adversary, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not reach out and put your hand on him.”

So The adversary departed from the presence of YHWH.

13Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the female donkeys feeding beside them, 15and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

16While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

17While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three units and made a raid on the camels and took them and killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

18While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20Then Job got up, tore his robe, and shaved his head; then he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21He said,

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
YHWH gave and YHWH has taken away.
Blessed be the name of YHWH.”

22Despite all this, Job did not sin, nor did he blame God.

Job 2
1Again, there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before YHWH, and the adversary also came among them to present himself before YHWH.

2YHWH said to the adversary, “Where have you come from?”

Then the adversary answered YHWH and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” 3YHWH said to the adversary, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds firm to his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”

4The adversary answered YHWH and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has, he will give for his life. 5However, reach out with Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face!”

6So YHWH said to the adversary, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”

7Then the adversary went out from the presence of YHWH and struck Job with severe boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head. 8And Job took a piece of pottery to scrape himself while he was sitting in the ashes.

9Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold firm your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10But he said to her, “You are speaking as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we actually accept good from God but not accept adversity?” Despite all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

On two occasions, Father Yah brought up Job to the adversary without prompting by the adversary. Both times, He allowed the adversary to test Job. Who was in control in both situations?

We must keep in mind there are usually two or more interpretations for a verse. When Yah said, “…you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause,” that was Reverse Psychology 101. He did this when He told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac but stopped the man at the last minute. He did this when He threatened to wipe out the people of Israel and start over with Moses. Instead, Moses showed his heart by pleading for Yah’s honor and offering himself in their place. Our Father knew Job had not done anything wrong, but did that mean Job knew everything about his Creator? At the end of the book, the Father tells Job in summary, “I am Who I am. Who are you in the grand scheme of things I do?” Humbled, Job repents of his self-righteousness.

John 9:3 Yahshua answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him.”

John 11:4 When Yahshua heard this, He said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

Also, this tale teaches us that bad things can happen to good people for the glory of God. The best example of this was Yahshua’s temptation in the wilderness and His sacrifice on the cross. Notice how well He kept Himself humble, relying only on the Word and the Will of His Father. Let us strive to follow His example in our lives, with His help of course.

David’s Census

2 Samuel 24:1 Now the anger of YHWH burned against Israel again, and He incited David against them to say, “Go, count Israel and Judah.”

1 Chronicles 21:1 Then Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.

One stated the Father incited David, while in the other, written over a century later, the adversary was the culprit. Which one is correct? In light of Job’s story, they both are. I think Ezra, the author of the Chronicles, had a better understanding of the adversary’s role in our lives. We will see this understanding come to fruition later in the Scriptures.

It is kind of sad the adversary does the dirty work of helping to refine us for YHWH’s sake.

The High Priest Stands Accused

Zechariah 3
1Then He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of YHWH, and Satan standing at his right to accuse him.

2And YHWH said to Satan, “YHWH rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, YHWH Who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a log snatched from the fire?”

3Now Joshua was clothed in filthy garments and was standing before the angel.

4And He responded and said to those who were standing before Him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” Again, He said to him, “See, I have taken your guilt away from you and will clothe you with festive robes.” 5Then I said, “Have them put a clean headband on his head.”

So they put the clean headband on his head and clothed him with garments, while the angel of YHWH was standing by.

6And the angel of YHWH admonished Joshua, saying, 7“YHWH of armies says this: ‘If you walk in My ways and perform My service, then you will both govern My house and be in charge of My courtyards, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.’”

In this account, Joshua, the high priest at the time, was guilt of wrongdoing, symbolized by both the adversary’s action and the filthy clothes. The Lord tells the accuser to shut up and had Joshua’s headgear (mind/heart) and robes (character forgiveness/correction) changed by heavenly servants. The Angel of YHWH (Yahshua, pre-Adamic form) reminded Joshua to maintain this change, and then he will be rewarded by walking among the hosts of heaven.

I believe this passage and the one by David wondering why Yah would place man over the angels inspired the writer of Hebrews.

Again, Who is in control? Sometimes, we forget the adversary was a created being as we are.

Beaten and Tossed

Luke 22
31And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you [all] as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

33But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.”

34Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

Here is the catch to this exchange: Yah allowed Peter to be used by the adversary to keep Peter alive. Yahshua could have told Peter to stay with the other disciples but didn’t. Peter needed this last bit of fire to shape and mold him into what Yah wanted—the main mouthpiece of the Way to the Lord for the Jews. Also, does anyone believe if John went to see what had happened to his Master that Peter would stay put?

Proverbs 28:15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

He learned the lesson very well.

The End Result

There are plenty of verses describing his demise, my favorite being Isaiah 14:

12“How you are fallen from heaven,
O shining one, son of the morning!

(Not Lucifer, stop using that term! That was a bad translation from Jerome. The Prophet Isaiah was being sarcastic in his imagery, describing what Yahshua would later say was the adversary falling like lightning from heaven.)

How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.

16“Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
Is this the [one] who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’”

Watch Yourselves

As we can see from these examples in Scripture, the adversary is our enemy, not God’s. He gains permission from the Father to influence us and then turn around to accuse us of wrongdoing, sometimes allowed to spank us as a result. Who wants that job? Maybe now we will rebuff his antics in a more serious manner.

Matthew 25
31“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

41“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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Who Has My Ear at the Moment?

There are a few who will cause me to stop what I am doing online and listen. Here they are…

The one above my spiritual level: John Fenn – website: Church Without Walls International, YouTube: SuperHouseChurch

This one deeply analyzes Scripture, the Hebrew, and applies it: Huldah Shlomit – website: Her Royal Roots, YouTube, Facebook

Thinking outside of the box called religion: Arthur Burk – website: Sapphire Leadership Group, YouTube, Vimeo

Someone who analyzes the precision and depth of Scripture: John Kostik – website: Facebook, YouTube: John Kostik

My favorite rabbi: Kirt Schneider – website: Discovering the Jewish Jesus, YouTube:  Discovering the Jewish Jesus with Rabbi Schneider, Facebook

One who examines ancient Christianity and Dead Sea Scrolls: Ken Johnson – website: BibleFacts, YouTube: Ken Johnson, Facebook

Application of Biblical principles is the focus: Kevin L A Ewing – website: Journey into God’s Word, YouTube, Facebook

A ministry to the poor and afflicted Jews in Somalia and Israel: Jonathan Bernis – website: Jewish Voice, YouTube, Facebook

Warriors in the midst of spiritual warfare: Hardcore Christianity, YouTube, Facebook

Basic, yet detailed Biblical knowledge: Loveland Christian Church, YouTube, Facebook

Supplemental Scriptural information: The Bible Project and its website, Facebook

My favorite synagogue: Beth Messiah Congregation, YouTube, Facebook

The first one I noticed who sees the machinations of Yah’s operation: Earl Clampett – website: Simple Truth Ministries, YouTube, Tree of Life Live from San Diego

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