Sunday, November 18, 2018

We Must Confess Our Sins Daily

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

...therefore it is important that we confess our sins daily.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9

Abba Father is faithful to perform His Word just as He said He would.

Friday, November 16, 2018

What Does Jesus Mean When He Said “turn the other cheek”.?

Jesus said “turn the other cheek”.  What does He really mean?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Matthew 5:38-39

The scripture is from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  What He’s NOT saying…to be passive and accept whatever injustices or unfair treatment you experience or observe. It won’t just go away if it is ignored.  It can’t be rationalized into oblivion.

What is He really saying to those to whom He’s preaching?  Though it may seem from the scripture that Jesus/Yeshua is giving a civic lesson in passivity to the Galileans, He is not!  On the contrary, He is addressing those who are marginalized…seen and treated as less-than... during His time on earth. These Galileans were looked down upon, abused and cheated out of their meager earnings by the Roman government and the priests…yes, the priests.  Yeshua is teaching them how to be empowered; take their dignity back…be proactive.  They’d had a lifetime of being, socially, economically and politically down-trodden by those in power or authority. The Galileans were often targets of their abuse.  We are all created in God’s image and as such should be treated with dignity and respect.

Jesus specifically said …right cheek… why is that?  In the Bible days, among Jews, a slap or any form of striking in the face was demeaning and contemptible.  It speaks of insulting others.  It was the normal way to reprimand those under your authority …Romans to Jews, masters to slaves and even husbands to wives.  One would never strike an equal in this manner.  It was socially and legally unacceptable and carried a fine.

To be struck on the right cheek implies that the striker used the left hand to strike or a back-hand slap. Both slaps are insulting.  In the Middle East the left hand is reserved for dirty actions, including toilet functions.  It is not permitted to place the left hand on the table, use it for eating or extend it to others.  To be struck on the right cheek was done either with the left hand or backhanded with the right hand.  The striker does not have many options.  To use the left hand would mean you’ve done something unclean.  To strike with the right hand hitting the left cheek is as if striking an equal and that would not be the intent because the intent is to reprimand.

Jesus’ instruction to turn the other cheek and not resist evil empowers the Galileans not to accept injustice, to resist domination and oppression in a non-violent manner.  Surprise the one insulting you by turning the other cheek… if you are slapped on the cheek of inferiority, turn the cheek of equal dignity.  You’re saying in a non-violent manner that you will no longer  accept being marginalized.  Demanding without speech to be treated as an equal.  We’re all created equal by the One and only true God and will accept nothing less than what He intended for me.  We’re all fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:14

Friday, August 17, 2018

Be Ready When Your Blessing is Sent...It’s Coming

You are a New Creation

Now that you’re a new creation in Christ Jesus your work/walk truly begins.  You really cannot take this journey alone.  You must allow the Holy Spirit to guide you.  You must have a mentor.  You must attend Bible Study and READ YOUR BIBLE.  It’s really not like reading any other book.  You must read with understanding which will NOT happen without the aid of the Holy Spirit and a mentor who is will know them by their fruit...Galatians 5:22.  Is their speech edifying?  Do they let their light shine?  Will their work glorify God.  How do they treat others?  Will God be pleased? The Holy Spirit will let you know the truth. The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth. John 16:13.  Join a church as the Spirit leads. Attend church EVERY Sunday....or Saturday (Sabbath) or both...BUT be sure that when you hear the Word from the pulpit, you read your Bible yourself to know what you’ve heard is God’s truth.  What is truly in the Word.  Learn His Word for yourself...ask questions of your mentor, ask the Holy Spirit for clarification...She truly will show you...go with God so that you can grow with God.  May you always be blessed.  Welcome into the fold.  No place like being in the Body of Christ...NOTHING LIKE IT๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Are you discouraged or Devoted

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Treat the People’s Needs As Holy

Throughout the Bible it is God’s will that we treat the needs of His people as Holy.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  We demonstrate the righteousness of God in our lives as we live a righteous life each and every day.  We are Tzadikim (Righteous).

Treat the People’s Needs as Holy…

ืชืชื™ื—ืก ืœืฆืจื›ื™ื ืฉืœ ื”ืื ืฉื™ื ื›ืื™ืœื• ื”ื ืงื“ื•ืฉื™ื

Teet-ya-ches la-tzeh-ra-cheem shel ha-anasheem keh-eeloo hem keh-doh-sheem

Tsade ืฆ – fishhook, catch, Righteous (Numeric value 90)
Dalet ื“    -  door, path (Numeric value 4)
Yood  ื™    - hand, work (Numeric value 10)
Koof   ืง   -  back of the head (Numeric value 100)

RIGHTEOUS – TSADE/TZEDE    -     ืง ื™ ื“ ืฆ
JUSTICE – TSADEK/TZEDEK             ืง ื“ ืฆ

RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE are spelled exactly the same in Hebrew
Everything about the tzaddik should be just as God, our creator meant it to be.  All of the tzaddik’s desires should be what God desires.

CHARITY – TZEDAKAH      -          ื” ืง ื“ ืฆ
Hey ื”   -  behold, reveal (Numeric value 5)

Being Just or being righteous – TZADEQAH
TZADEQAH – a life of right relationships in family and society with fairness, generosity and equity.
Primary justice or Tzadeqah – taking the time personally to meet the needs of the handicapped, the elderly or the hungry in our neighborhoods.  Or it could mean the establishment of new nonprofits to serve the interests of the people mentioned.  It could also mean a group of families from a more prosperous community adopting a public school in a poor community and making generous donations of money and pro bono work in order to improve the quality of education there.

Meaning in the Hebrew name eg. –
 King Tzidkiyahu (Zedekiah) the last king of  Y’huda before take over and exile to Babylon by King Nebuchadnessar.  His name has a variation of the root word…Tzidki (justice) Yah (God)…Abba told Jeremiah to tell him because of his disobedience which led the people of Y’huda astray, including freeing the slaves after six years but then immediately recapturing them and returning them to slavery, he and Y’huda will be exiled to Babylon and King Nebuchadnasser…His prayers for mercy fell on deaf ears. Jeremiah 34:13-22 God’s justice

Monday, March 12, 2018

Know and Identify Your Judas

Blessings to all this beautiful day that the Lord has made.  Yes, I rejoice that He’s allowed me to be here to enjoy it and bless someone(s) as I go through the day.

I was watching a Devotional a short while ago and it was entitled “Judas”.  The Pastor talked about how Yeshua knew and identified His Judas...even picked him to be one of His talmidim (disciples).  He went as far as letting Judas know that he would be the one to betray Him...but He loved him, always included him and prayed for him.  Pastor encouraged us to identify our Judas because we all have one in our lives.

Know that we all have something in our lives to be delivered from. Luke 6:28. “Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you”.

Know your Judas and pray for and love them...we’re called in the Word to do just that.  Grace and shalom to all๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ❤️