Blessings or Curses Truthseekers?

Thursday, August 5, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Sometimes Loved One, the road must be repeated. That is why we study a Torah Cycle. (Comment: the cycle is likened to the ancient path we are to return to; a path is often considered “a beaten path” due to returning to it often) We must learn to seek YHWH for His love and compassion to download to us; for others in our lives. Sometimes we only understand after returning many times. We can read the Scriptures over and over and then out of nowhere it seems, YHWH reveals new Truth to us! I can remember telling Yahshua once that the job description of the angelic beings (Seraphim) flying around the Throne Room in Heaven and saying holy, holy is YHWH might get boring after a few thousand years. (Isa 6:1) In the year that Sovereign Uzziyah died, I saw יהוה sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the Hĕḵal. (Temple) (Isa 6:2) Above it stood seraphim. Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. (Isa 6:3) And one cried to another and said, “Set-apart, set-apart, set-apart is יהוה of hosts; all the earth is filled with His esteem!” (Comment: Many versions declare holy, holy is YHWH) (Isa 6:4) And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isa 6:5) And I said, “Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips – for my eyes have seen the sovereign, יהוה of hosts.” Then our loving King dropped in my spirit that He reveals more of His glory to them. (Comment: glory according to Moses’ report was a revealing of more of His goodness and mercy) This creates an instant surge of joy and enthusiasm in these angelic beings! In like manner He reveals to us as more of Himself as we seek Him with all our hearts. Why is this so important? Obviously in fiery trials and testing’s we sometimes feel abandoned and at our end. Some even become hope-less. We must join ourselves to Him by getting in His presence and being restored- regularly! (Rom 5:1) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with YHWH through our Master Yahshua Messiah, (Rom 5:2) through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of YHWH. (Rom 5:3) And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; (Rom 5:4) and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; (Rom 5:5) and hope does not disappoint, because the love of YHWH has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Rom 5:6) While we were still helpless, (Hopeless also?) at the right time Messiah died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:7) For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. (Rom 5:8) But YHWH demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet transgressors of Torah (sinners), Messiah died for us. (Rom 5:9) Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of YHWH through Him.

Truth Seekers, we have studied and reviewed much about the coming darkness and fiery trials we can expect in the days ahead. Please do remember the Scriptures declare this Exodus will be a far greater deliverance than even Moses and Israel crossing the Red Sea. Call on Him and He will deliver you! Thank you for your prayers and intercession as I am meeting part of our family of loved ones in Costa Rica and they are delightful people indeed!

Once again we need to remind ourselves why you and I and they are Family and as such you (we) are “Loved Ones”! I consider all Truth Seekers”- family and therefore loved ones. Once again, here’s why; (Matthew 12:46) While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him.(Matthew 12:47) Then one said unto him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand without, desiring to speak with you. (Matthew 12:48) But he answered and said unto him that told him, who is my mother? And who are my brothers? (Family)

(Matthew 12:49) And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, behold my mother and my brothers! (Matthew 12:50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Understand if we are willing to humble ourselves and submit to the will of YHWH and do the Father’s will (His TORAH! /Instructions) we are Yahshua’s (Jesus) family!

We should also realize a truth: Jeremiah prophesied that in the DAY OF AFFLICTION (Comment: Hebrew idiom for Jacob’s Trouble or also known as the Great Tribulation in the last days) we would recognize (YHWH reveals truth) and become aware of the fact that we have added to and subtracted from His FEASTS and commands! These are lies that really don’t please Him because they have pagan roots and are manmade (added and subtracted from the WORD) traditions that make the word of YHWH of none effect! (Jer 16:19) O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.(Deu 4:2) “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it1, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.

Can we even imagine thinking we were serving YHWH our whole lives’ and hear Him tell us we inherited lies and were workers of lawlessness- that He never knew us and to depart from us; that we actually were disobedient following pagan traditions we inherited? This experience would and will cause many to go screaming in horror, weeping and gnashing of teeth, into the flames of hell! Heaven- Oh Yah- Change us NOW! Reveal your TRUTH to us that we may be pleasing in your sight! Nothing is too hard for you YHWH!

There it is in a nutshell once again. You are family if you are humble enough to be a truth searcher. One who desires truth and obedience to your Creator- more than you want acceptance from men and their traditions. This group would include us who are willing to pick up our burial stake and follow Him. Why do I use burial stake? Because you and I must be willing to decrease as He increases in us. He changes not and that only leaves you and I to do the changing, Yahshua put it like this: (Matthew 16:24) Then said Yahshua to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:25) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

We must be willing to humble ourselves and accept the engrafted word when we discover truth. This losing our life for Him is not just physical. As we are changed into His image we are losing our old person (ality) and gaining HIM! To the degree we are hungry for Him we will be changed- no more or less. (Matthew 5:6) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

How do we hunger and thirst for righteousness?

(James 4:7) So then subject (submit/humble) yourselves to Elohim. Resist the devil1 and he shall flee from you. Footnote: 1Or adversary. (James 4:8) Draw near to Elohim and He shall draw near to you. Cleanse hands, sinners. And cleanse the hearts, you double-minded! (James 4:9) Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Master, and He shall lift you up. You and I must change and receive the engrafted word of LIFE, (HUMBLE OURSELVES) turn in repentance and OBEY HIM. We can no longer say we love Him and not do what He says! (Luke 6:46) And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Do we call Him Lord and Master but not obey Him? Are we of those that think His LAW (Commentary: Law was translated that but it is Torah-Instructions in Hebrew) is done away with and ALL fulfilled? Hopefully, we will rethink that position! The Spring Feasts alone are fulfilled. Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Shavuot were fulfilled down to the day and hour! He was the Passover Lamb, 3 days later the High Priest was still in seclusion as was prescribed of the High Priest prior to offering the thanksgiving for the first fruits of the Earth, when He said “Don’t touch me Mary, I have not yet ascended to My Father.” He is and was the High Priest! Seven sevens (weeks) later He sent the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on Shavuot, the anniversary of giving the Torah (Law) at Mt. Sinai. He came the first time to be Messiah Ben Joseph, the suffering servant to be the Lamb of YHWH (God) sacrifice.

He is coming a second time very soon as Messiah Ben David, the Reigning King! He will rule His Kingdom from Jerusalem! Is He now ruling? NO. It is not all fulfilled! Let’s look at what Yahshua said about the Law being done away with and WHEN this will occur! (Mat 5:17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. (Mat 5:18) For verily I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, until all be fulfilled. (Mat 5:19) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Even to us casual observers, heaven and earth have not passed! Let’s acknowledge that fact as a truth and return to Him as we study this week’s portion and allow Him to restore ALL things- His Kingdom will be restored- especially us to His ways!

(Jer 30:3) 'For behold, days are coming,' declares YHWH, 'when I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel and Judah.' (Comment: this means you and I who are grafted into Israel by grace by faith in Yahshua and are heirs now of Abraham according to the promise) YHWH says, 'I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.'" (Jer 30:16) 'Therefore all who devour you will be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity; and those who plunder you will be for plunder, And all who prey upon you I will give for prey. (Jer 30:17) 'For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds,' declares YHWH, 'because they have called you an outcast, saying: "It is Zion; no one cares for her."' (Jer 30:18) "Thus says YHWH, 'Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwelling places; and the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, and the palace will stand on its rightful place. (Jer 30:19) 'From them will proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who celebrate; and I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant. (Jer 30:20) 'Their children also will be as formerly, and their congregation shall be established before me; and I will punish all their oppressors. (Jer 30:21) 'Their leader shall be one of them, and their ruler shall come forth from their midst; and I will bring him near and he shall approach me; for who would dare to risk his life to approach me?' declares YHWH. (Jer 30:22) 'You shall be my people, and I will be your Elohim.'"

This Weeks Torah Scriptures: Re’eh See/Behold

Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 54:11-55:11 (Extended 6 verses);

1 John 4:1-6; 2 Kings Chapters 4, 5, and 6

Blessings or Curses- Obedience or Disobedience- We get to choose!

(Keep in mind it is not legalism to obey YHWH- that’s called obedience and brings forth blessings- it is legalism to obey man’s added rules and traditions- which Yahshua says makes the word of none effect!)

(Deu 11:26) ‘See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: (Deu 11:27) the blessing, when you obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I command you today; (Deu 11:28) and the curse, if you do not obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other mighty ones which you have not known. (Deu 11:29) ‘And it shall be, when יהוה your Elohim has brought you into the land which you go to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ěyḇal. (Deu 11:30) ‘Are they not beyond the Yardĕn, toward the setting sun, in the land of the Kenaʽanites who dwell in the desert plain opposite Gilgal, beside the terebinth trees of Moreh? (Deu 11:31) ‘For you are passing over the Yardĕn to go in to possess the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you, and you shall possess it and dwell in it, (Deu 11:32) and shall guard to do all the laws and right-rulings which I am setting before you today.’ (Deu 12:1) “These are the laws and right-rulings which you guard to do in the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the soil. (Deu 12:2) “Completely destroy all the places where the nations which you are dispossessing served their mighty ones, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. (Deu 12:3) “And you shall break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and burn their Ashĕrim with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their mighty ones and shall destroy their name1 out of that place. Footnote: 1The names of the gentile deities (mighty ones). (Deu 12:4) “Do not do so to יהוה your Elohim, (Deu 12:5) but seek the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His Name there, for His Dwelling Place, and there you shall enter. (Deu 12:6) “And there you shall take your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and your vowed offerings, and your voluntary offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock.(Deu 12:7) “And there you shall eat before יהוה your Elohim, and shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which יהוה your Elohim has blessed you. (Deu 12:8) “Do not do as we are doing here today – each one doing whatever is right in his own eyes1. Footnote: 1See Jud. 17:6 & 21:25. (Deu 12:9) “Because you have not yet entered the rest and the inheritance which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. (Deu 12:10) “But you shall pass over the Yardĕn, and shall dwell in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to inherit, and He shall give you rest from all your enemies round about, and you shall dwell in safety. (Deu 12:11) “And it shall be that unto the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there, there you are to bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to יהוה. (Deu 12:12) “And you shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim, you and your sons and your daughters, and your male servants and your female servants, and the Lĕwite who is within your gates, since he has no portion nor inheritance with you.

Do not eat blood!

(Deu 12:13) “Guard yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see, (Deu 12:14) except in the place which יהוה chooses, in one of your tribes, there you are to offer your burnt offerings, and there you are to do all that I command you. (Deu 12:15) “Only, whatever your being desires you shall slaughter and eat, according to the blessing of יהוה your Elohim which He has given you, within all your gates. The unclean and the clean do eat of it, of the gazelle and the deer alike. (Deu 12:16) Only, the blood you do not eat, pour it on the earth like water. (Deu 12:17) “You are not allowed to eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or of the firstlings of your herd or your flock, or of any of your offerings which you vow, or of your voluntary offerings, or of the contribution of your hand. (Deu 12:18) “But eat them before יהוה your Elohim, in the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, you and your son and your daughter, and your male servant and your female servant, and the Lĕwite who is within your gates. And you shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim in all that you put your hands to. (Deu 12:19) “Guard yourself that you do not forsake the Lĕwite as long as you live in your land. (Deu 12:20) “When יהוה your Elohim enlarges your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘Let me eat meat,’ because you long to eat meat, you eat as much meat as your being desires. (Deu 12:21) “When the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to put His Name is too far from you, then you shall slaughter from your herd and from your flock which יהוה has given you, as I have commanded you, and you shall eat within your gates as much as your being desires. (Deu 12:22) “Only, as the gazelle and the deer are eaten, so you are to eat of it. The unclean and the clean alike eat of it. (Deu 12:23) Be firm not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, do not eat the life with the meat. Deu 12:24) “Do not eat it you pour it on the earth like water. (Deu 12:25) Do not eat it, that it might be well with you and your children after you, when you do what is right in the eyes of יהוה. (Deu 12:26) “Only, the set-apart gifts which you have, and your vowed offerings, you are to take up and go to the place which יהוה chooses. (Deu 12:27) “And you shall make your burnt offerings, the meat and the blood, on the altar of יהוה your Elohim. And the blood of your offerings is poured out on the altar of יהוה your Elohim, and you eat the meat. (Deu 12:28) “Guard, and obey all these words which I command you, that it might be well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the eyes of יהוה your Elohim. (Deu 12:29) “When יהוה your Elohim does cut off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, (Deu 12:30) guard yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire about their mighty ones, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their mighty ones? And let me do so too.’1 Footnote: 1See also 18:9, Lev. 18:3, Jer.10:2, Ezek. 11:12 & 20:32, Eph. 4:17, and 1 Peter 4:3 (Deu 12:31)Do not do so to יהוה your Elohim, for every abomination which יהוה hates they have done to their mighty ones, for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their mighty ones. (Deu 12:32) All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it.1 Footnote: 1See also 4:2, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.

No matter how many signs and wonders you see don’t follow pagan traditions!

(Deu 13:1) “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder, (Deu 13:2) and the sign or the wonder shall come true, of which he has spoken to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones – which you have not known – and serve them,’ (Deu 13:3) do not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for יהוה your Elohim is trying you to know whether you love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being. (Deu 13:4) Walk after יהוה your Elohim and fear Him, and guard His commands and obey His voice, and serve Him and cling to Him. (Deu 13:5) “And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams is put to death, because he has spoken apostasy against יהוה your Elohim – who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim and redeemed you from the house of bondage – to make you stray from the way in which יהוה your Elohim commanded you to walk. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst. (Deu 13:6) “When your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own being, entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other mighty ones’– which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, (Deu 13:7) of the mighty ones of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth – (Deu 13:8) do not agree with him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pardon him, nor spare him or conceal him, (Deu 13:9) but you shall certainly kill him. Your hand is first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people, (Deu 13:10) and you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage. (Deu 13:11) “And let all Yisra’ĕl hear and fear, and not again do any such evil matter as this in your midst. (Deu 13:12) “When you hear someone in one of your cities, which יהוה your Elohim gives you to dwell in, saying, (Deu 13:13) ‘Some men, sons of Beliyaʽal, have gone out of you midst and led the inhabitants of their city astray, saying, “Let us go and serve other mighty ones” ’ – mighty ones whom you have not known – (Deu 13:14) then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And see if the matter is true and established that this abomination was done in your midst, (Deu 13:15) you shall certainly smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, putting it under the ban, and all that is in it and its livestock, with the edge of the sword. (Deu 13:16) “And gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and completely burn with fire the city and all its plunder, before יהוה your Elohim. And it shall be a heap forever, never to be built again. (Deu 13:17) “And none of that which is put under the ban is to cling to your hand, so that יהוה turns from the fierceness of His displeasure and shall show you compassion, love you and increase you, as He swore to your fathers, (Deu 13:18) when you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard all His commands which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of יהוה your Elohim.

No tattoos- REPENT! Eat in obedience and get healthy- BLESSING!

(Deu 14:1) “You are the children of יהוה your Elohim. Do not cut yourselves nor shave the front of your head for the dead, (Deu 14:2) for you are a set-apart people to יהוה your Elohim, and יהוה has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. (Deu 14:3) Do not eat whatever is abominable. (Deu 14:4) “These are the living creatures which you do eat: ox, sheep, and goat, (Deu 14:5) deer, and gazelle, and roebuck, and wild goat, and mountain goat, and antelope, and mountain sheep. (Deu 14:6) “And every beast that has a split hoof divided in two, chewing the cud, among the beasts, you do eat. (Deu 14:7) “But of those chewing the cud or those having a split hoof completely divided, you do not eat, such as these: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit, for they chew the cud but do not have a split hoof, they are unclean for you. (Deu 14:8) “And the pig is unclean for you, because it has a split hoof, but does not chew the cud. You do not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses. (Deu 14:9) These you do eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales you do eat. (Deu 14:10) “And whatever does not have fins and scales you do not eat, it is unclean for you. (Deu 14:11) “Any clean bird you do eat, (Deu 14:12) but these you do not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture, (Deu 14:13) and the red kite, and the falcon, and the buzzard after their kinds, (Deu 14:14) and every raven after its kind, (Deu 14:15) and the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the seagull, and the hawk after their kinds, (Deu 14:16) the little owl, and the great owl, and the white owl, (Deu 14:17) and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the fisher owl, (Deu 14:18) and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat. (Deu 14:19) “And every creeping insect that flies is unclean for you, they are not eaten. (Deu 14:20) “Any clean bird you do eat. (Deu 14:21) Do not eat whatever dies of itself. Give it to the stranger who is within your gates, to eat it, or sell it to a foreigner. For you are a set-apart people to יהוה your Elohim. Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk. (Deu 14:22) “You shall tithe without fail all the yield of your grain that the field brings forth year by year. (Deu 14:23) “And you shall eat before יהוה your Elohim, in the place where He chooses to make His Name dwell, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and of the firstlings of your herds and your sheep, so that you learn to fear יהוה your Elohim always. (Deu 14:24) “But when the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to bring the tithe, or when the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to put His Name is too far from you, when יהוה your Elohim is blessing you, (Deu 14:25) then you shall give it in silver, and shall take the silver in your hand and go to the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses. (Deu 14:26) “And you shall use the silver for whatever your being desires: for cattle or sheep, for wine or strong drink, for whatever your being desires. And you shall eat there before יהוה your Elohim, and you shall rejoice you and your household. (Deu 14:27) “And do not forsake the Lĕwite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you. (Deu 14:28) “At the end of every third year you bring out all the tithe of your increase of that year and store it up within your gates. (Deu 14:29) “And the Lĕwite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the sojourner and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, shall come and eat and be satisfied, so that יהוה your Elohim does bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Release of Debts

(Deu 15:1) “At the end of every seven years you make a release of debts. (Deu 15:2) “And this is the word of the release: Every creditor is to release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he does not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the release of יהוה. (Deu 15:3) “Of a foreigner you could require it, but your hand is to release whatever is owed by your brother. (Deu 15:4) “Only, there should be no poor among you. For יהוה does greatly bless you in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to possess as an inheritance, (Deu 15:5) only if you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all these commands which I am commanding you today. (Deu 15:6) “For יהוה your Elohim shall bless you as He promised you. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And you shall rule over many nations, but they do not rule over you. (Deu 15:7) “When there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, within any of the gates in your land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you, do not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, (Deu 15:8) for you shall certainly open your hand to him and certainly lend him enough for his need, whatever he needs. (Deu 15:9) “Be on guard lest there be a thought of Beliyaʽal in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is near,’ and your eye is evil against your poor brother and you give him naught. And he shall cry out to יהוה against you, and it shall be a sin in you. (Deu 15:10) “You shall certainly give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this reason יהוה your Elohim does bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. (Deu 15:11) “The poor one does not cease from the land. Therefore I am commanding you, saying, ‘You shall certainly open your hand to your brother, to your poor and to your needy one, in your land.’ (Deu 15:12) “When your brother is sold to you, a Heḇrew man or a Heḇrew woman, and shall serve you six years, then let him go free from you in the seventh year. (Deu 15:13) “And when you send him away free from you, let him not go away empty-handed. (Deu 15:14) “You shall richly supply him from your flock, and from your threshing-floor, and from your winepress. With that which יהוה has blessed you with, give to him. (Deu 15:15) “And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim, and יהוה your Elohim redeemed you. Therefore I am commanding you this word today. (Deu 15:16) “And it shall be, when he says to you, ‘I do not go away from you,’ because he loves you and your house, because it is good for him with you, (Deu 15:17) then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Do the same to your female servant. (Deu 15:18) “Let it not be hard in your eyes when you send him away free from you, for he has been worth a double hired servant in serving you six years. And יהוה your Elohim shall bless you in all that you do. (Deu 15:19) “Set apart to יהוה your Elohim all the first-born males that come from your herd and your flock. Do no work with the first-born of your herd, nor shear the first-born of your flock. (Deu 15:20) “You and your household are to eat it before יהוה your Elohim year by year in the place which יהוה chooses. (Deu 15:21) “But when there is any defect in it, lame or blind, or has any evil defect, do not slaughter it to יהוה your Elohim. (Deu 15:22) “Eat it within your gates – the unclean and the clean alike – as the gazelle, and as the deer. (Deu 15:23) “Only, do not eat its blood, pour it on the ground like water.

I expect “the” Month (not many months) of the Abiv starts the year…

(Deu 16:1) Guard the month of Aḇiḇ, and perform the Passover to יהוה your Elohim, for in the month of Aḇiḇ יהוה your Elohim brought you out of Mitsrayim by night. (Deu 16:2) “And you shall slaughter the Passover to יהוה your Elohim, from the flock and the herd, in the place where יהוה chooses to put His Name. (Deu 16:3) “Eat no leavened bread with it. For seven days you eat unleavened bread with it, bread of affliction, because you came out of the land of Mitsrayim in haste – so that you remember the day in which you came out of the land of Mitsrayim, all the days of your life. (Deu 16:4) And no leaven should be seen with you in your entire border for seven days neither should any of the meat which you slaughter in the evening on the first day stay all night until morning. (Deu 16:5) “You are not allowed to slaughter the Passover within any of your gates which יהוה your Elohim gives you, (Deu 16:6) but at the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell, there you slaughter the Passover in the evening, at the going down of the sun, at the appointed time you came out of Mitsrayim. (Deu 16:7) “And you shall roast and eat it in the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, and in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents. (Deu 16:8) Six days you eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there is a closing festival to יהוה your Elohim – you do no work. (Deu 16:9) “Count seven weeks for yourself. Begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain. (Deu 16:10) “And you shall perform the Festival of Weeks to יהוה your Elohim, according to the voluntary offering from your hand, which you give as יהוה your Elohim blesses you. (Deu 16:11) “And you shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter, and your male servant and your female servant, and the Lĕwite who is within your gates, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are in your midst, at the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell. (Deu 16:12) “And you shall remember that you were a slave in Mitsrayim, and you shall guard and do these laws. (Deu 16:13) Perform the Festival of Booths for seven days after the ingathering from your threshing-floor and from your winepress, (Deu 16:14) and you shall rejoice in your festival, you and your son and your daughter, and your male servant and your female servant, and the Lĕwite, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates. (Deu 16:15) For seven days you shall observe a festival to יהוה your Elohim in the place which יהוה chooses, because יהוה your Elohim does bless you in all your increase and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be only rejoicing! (Deu 16:16) Three times a year all your males appear before יהוה your Elohim in the place which He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and at the Festival of Weeks, and at the Festival of Booths. And none should appear before יהוה empty-handed (Tithe), (Deu 16:17) but each one with the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of יהוה your Elohim which He has given you.

Storms will come but look at these promises for us and our children! We must speak His word- it will produce what He sent it for!

(Isa 54:11) O you afflicted one, tossed with storm, and not comforted, see, I am setting your stones in antimony, and shall lay your foundations with sapphires, (Isa 54:12) and shall make your battlements of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones, (Isa 54:13) and all your children taught by יהוה, and the peace of your children great. (Isa 54:14) “In righteousness you shall be established – far from oppression, for you shall not fear, and far from ruin, for it does not come near you. (Isa 54:15) “See, they shall indeed assemble, but not because of me. Whoever shall assemble against you falls for your sake! (Isa 54:16) “See, I myself have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work. And I have created the waster to destroy. (Isa 54:17) No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which raises against you in judgment you shall prove wrong. This is the inheritance of the servants of יהוה, and their righteousness from me,” declares יהוה. (Isa 55:1) “Oh everyone who thirsts, come to the waters. And you who have no silver, come, buy and eat. Come buy wine and milk without silver and without price. (Isa 55:2) “Why do you weigh out silver for what is not bread, and your labor for what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and let your being delight itself in fatness. (Isa 55:3) “Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear so that your being lives. And let me make an everlasting covenant with you, the trustworthy kindnesses of Dawiḏ. (Isa 55:4) “See, I have given Him as a witness to the people, a Leader and a Commander for the people. (Isa 55:5) “See, a nation you do not know you shall call, and a nation who does not know you run to you, because of יהוה your Elohim, and the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, for He has adorned you.” (Isa 55:6) Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near. (Isa 55:7) Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much. (Isa 55:8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares יהוה. (Isa 55:9) “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isa 55:10) “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, (Isa 55:11) so is my Word that goes forth from my mouth – it does not return to me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for.

Beware, loved one, of the anti-messiah spirit- there is no other redeemer than Yahshua!

(1Jn 4:1) Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1Jn 4:2) By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim, (1Jn 4:3) and every spirit that does not confess that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world. (1Jn 4:4) You are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 Footnote: 1See Messiah in you in Explanatory Notes. (1Jn 4:5) They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. (1Jn 4:6) We are of Elohim – the one knowing Elohim hears us. He who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of the Truth and the spirit of the delusion.

There is always deliverance and reward for those who help YHWH’s anointed!

(2Ki 4:1) And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared יהוה. And the lender has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.” (2Ki 4:2) And Elisha said to her, “What should I do for you? Inform me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your female servant has none at all in the house except a pot of oil.” (2Ki 4:3) And he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors, empty vessels, do not get a few. (2Ki 4:4) “And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons. Then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the filled ones.” (2Ki 4:5) So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her, and she poured it out. (2Ki 4:6) And it came to be, when the vessels were filled, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” But he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” And the oil ceased. (2Ki 4:7) So she went and informed the man of Elohim, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt. And you and your sons live on the rest.” (2Ki 4:8) And it came to be on a day that Elisha went to Shunĕm, where there was a prominent woman, and she urged him to eat some food. And it came to be, as often as he passed by, that he turned in there to eat some food. (2Ki 4:9) And she said to her husband, “Look, I know that this is a set-apart man of Elohim, who passes by us continually. (2Ki 4:10) “Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall, and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand. And it shall be, whenever he comes to us, let him turn in there.” (2Ki 4:11) And it came to be on a day that he came there, and he turned in to the upper room and lay down there. (2Ki 4:12) And he said to Gĕḥazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite woman.” So he called her, and she stood before him. (2Ki 4:13) And he said to him, “Please say to her, ‘Look, you have gone to all this trouble for us. What is there to be done for you? Should I speak on your behalf to the sovereign or to the commander of the army?’ ” And she answered, “I am dwelling among my own people.” (2Ki 4:14) And he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gĕḥazi answered, “Well, she has no son, and her husband is old.” (2Ki 4:15) And he said, “Call her.” So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. (2Ki 4:16) And he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my master, man of Elohim, do not lie to your female servant!” (2Ki 4:17) And the woman conceived, and bore a son when the appointed time had come, of which Elisha had spoken to her. (2Ki 4:18) And the child grew. And it came to be on a day that he went out to his father, to the reapers, (2Ki 4:19) and he said to his father, “My head, my head!” And he said to a servant, “Take him to his mother.” (2Ki 4:20) So he took him and brought him to his mother, and he sat on her knees till noon, and died. (2Ki 4:21) And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of Elohim, and shut the door on him, and went out. (2Ki 4:22) And she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, so that I hurry to the man of Elohim and return.” (2Ki 4:23) And he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.” And she said, “It is well!” (2Ki 4:24) And she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Drive and go, do not slow down, except I speak to you.” (2Ki 4:25) And she went, and came to the man of Elohim at Mount Karmel. And it came to be, when the man of Elohim saw her at a distance that he said to his servant Gĕḥazi, “See, the Shunammite woman. (2Ki 4:26) “Please run now to meet her, and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?’ ” And she answered, “It is well.” (2Ki 4:27) And she came to the man of Elohim at the hill, and she caught him by the feet, but Gĕḥazi came near to push her away. But the man of Elohim said, “Leave her alone, for her being is bitter in her, and יהוה has hidden it from me, and has not revealed it to me.” (2Ki 4:28) And she said, “Did I ask a son of my master? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me’?” (2Ki 4:29) And he said to Gĕḥazi, “Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go. When you meet anyone, do not greet him, and when anyone greets you, do not answer him. And you shall lay my staff on the face of the child.” (2Ki 4:30) And the mother of the child said, “As יהוה lives, and as your being lives, I do not leave you.” And he rose and followed her. (2Ki 4:31) And Gĕḥazi went on ahead of them, and laid the staff on the face of the child. But there was no voice and there was no hearing, so he went back to meet him, and reported to him, saying, “The child has not awakened.” (2Ki 4:32) And Elisha came into the house and saw the child was dead, lying on his bed, (2Ki 4:33) and he went in, and shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to יהוה. (2Ki 4:34) And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands, and stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. (2Ki 4:35) And he returned and walked back and forth in the house, then went up and stretched himself out on him. And the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. (2Ki 4:36) And he called Gĕḥazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And she came in to him, and he said, “Pick up your son.” (2Ki 4:37) Then she went in and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and picked up her son and went out. (2Ki 4:38) And Elisha returned to Gilgal. And the scarcity of food was in the land, and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him. And he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and cook stew for the sons of the prophets.” (2Ki 4:39) And one went out to the field to gather plants, and found a wild vine, and gathered wild cucumbers from it, filling the skirt of his garment, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. (2Ki 4:40) They then served it to the men to eat. And it came to be, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “O man of Elohim, there is death in the pot!” And they were unable to eat it. (2Ki 4:41) And he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people to eat.” And there was no evil matter in the pot. (2Ki 4:42) Now a man came from Baʽal Shalishah, and brought the man of Elohim bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people to eat.” (2Ki 4:43) And his servant said, “What? Do I set this before one hundred men?” And he said, “Give it to the people to eat. For thus said יהוה, ‘Eat and have some left over.’ ” (2Ki 4:44) And he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of יהוה.

YHWH’s power is above all the standing armies- even today!

(2Ki 5:1) And Naʽaman, commander of the army of the sovereign of Aram, was a great man in the eyes of his master, and highly respected, because by him יהוה had given deliverance to Aram. And he was a brave man, but leprous. (2Ki 5:2) And the Arameans had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Yisra’ĕl, and she served the wife of Naʽaman. (2Ki 5:3) And she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Shomeron! Then he would recover him of his leprosy.” (2Ki 5:4) And Naʽaman went in and reported to his master, saying, “Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Yisra’ĕl.” (2Ki 5:5) And the sovereign of Aram said, “Go, enter, and let me send a letter to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl.” And he went and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of garments. (2Ki 5:6) And he brought the letter to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, which said, “And now, when this letter comes to you, see I have sent Naʽaman my servant to you, so that you shall recover him of his leprosy.” (2Ki 5:7) And it came to be, when the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl read the letter, that he tore his garments and said, “Am I Elohim, to kill and keep alive, that this man sends a man to me to recover him of his leprosy? For consider now, and see how he is seeking an occasion with me!” (2Ki 5:8) And it came to be, when Elisha the man of Elohim heard that the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl had torn his garments, that he sent to the sovereign, saying, “Why have you torn your garments? Please let him come to me, so that he knows that there is a prophet in Yisra’ĕl.” (2Ki 5:9) So Naʽaman came with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the entrance of the house of Elisha. (2Ki 5:10) And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, and you shall wash seven times in the Yardĕn, that your flesh might be restored to you, and be clean.” (2Ki 5:11) But Naʽaman became wroth, and went away and said, “See, I said to myself, ‘He would certainly come out to me, and stand and call on the Name of יהוה his Elohim, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leprosy.’ (2Ki 5:12) “Are not the Aḇanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Dammeseq, better than all the waters of Yisra’ĕl? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” And he turned and went away in a rage. (2Ki 5:13) And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had spoken to you a great matter, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” (2Ki 5:14) Then he went down and dipped seven times in the Yardĕn, according to the word of the man of Elohim. And his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (2Ki 5:15) And he returned to the man of Elohim, he and all his company, and came and stood before him and said, “See, now I know that there is no Elohim in all the earth, except in Yisra’ĕl. And now, please take a gift from your servant.” (2Ki 5:16) But he said, “As יהוה lives, before whom I stand, I do not accept it.” And he pressed on him to accept it, but he refused. (2Ki 5:17) Then Naʽaman said, “If not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth, for no longer is your servant going to make a burnt offering and slaughtering to other mighty ones, but to יהוה. (2Ki 5:18) יהוה grant forgiveness to your servant in this matter: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the house of Rimmon; when I bow down in the house of Rimmon, יהוה, please grant forgiveness to your servant in this matter.” (2Ki 5:19) Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” And when he had gone from him some distance,

Servant of YHWH- Do Not Sell Out For Money and Things!

(2Ki 5:20) But Gĕḥazi, the servant of Elisha the man of Elohim, said to himself, “Look, my master has spared Naʽaman this Aramean, while not receiving from his hands what he brought. But as יהוה lives, I shall run after him and take whatever from him.” (2Ki 5:21) And Gĕḥazi pursued Naʽaman. And when Naʽaman saw him running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him, and said, “Is there peace?” (2Ki 5:22) And he said, “Peace. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Look, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephrayim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’ ” (2Ki 5:23) And Naʽaman said, “Please accept two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants. And they bare them ahead of him. (2Ki 5:24) And when he came to the high place, he took them from their hand, and stored them away in the house, and let the men go, and they went. (2Ki 5:25) And he went in and stood before his master, and Elisha said to him, “Where did you go, Gĕḥazi?” And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere.” (2Ki 5:26) But he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to accept silver and to accept garments, and olive-trees and vineyards, and sheep and cattle, and male and female servants? (2Ki 5:27) So let the leprosy of Naʽaman cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from him as leprous as snow. (2Ki 6:1) And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. (2Ki 6:2) “Please, let us go to the Yardĕn, and let every man take a log from there, and let us make there a place to dwell.” And he answered, “Go.” (2Ki 6:3) Then the one said, “Please undertake to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I shall go.” (2Ki 6:4) And he went with them, and they came to the Yardĕn, and they cut down trees.

YHWH can pay off our debts and know the enemy’s plans! Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!

(2Ki 6:5) And it came to be, as one was cutting down a tree that the iron axe head fell into the water. And he cried out and said, “Oh my master, for it was borrowed!” (2Ki 6:6) And the man of Elohim said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. And he cut off a stick, and threw it in there, and made the iron float. (2Ki 6:7) And he said, “Pick it up.” And he reached out his hand and took it. (2Ki 6:8) And the sovereign of Aram was fighting against Yisra’ĕl, and took counsel with his servants, saying, “My camp is in such and such a place.” (2Ki 6:9) And the man of Elohim sent to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “Be on guard, do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there.” (2Ki 6:10) The sovereign of Yisra’ĕl then sent to the place of which the man of Elohim had spoken to him, and warned him, so that he was on his guard there, not once, and not twice. (2Ki 6:11) And this greatly troubled the heart of the sovereign of Aram. And he called his servants and said to them, “Declare to me! Who among us is for the sovereign (King) of Yisra’ĕl?” (2Ki 6:12) And one of his servants said, “None, my master, O sovereign, for Elisha, the prophet who is in Yisra’ĕl, declares to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl the words that you speak in your bedroom.” (2Ki 6:13) And he said, “Go and see where he is, so that I send and get him.” And it was reported to him, saying, “See, he is in Dothan.” (2Ki 6:14) And he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. (2Ki 6:15) And the servant of the man of Elohim rose early and went out, and saw an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Oh, my master! What do we do?” (2Ki 6:16) And he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2Ki 6:17) And Elisha prayed, and said, “יהוה, I pray, open his eyes and let him see.” And יהוה opened the eyes of the young man, and he looked and saw the mountain covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2Ki 6:18) And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to יהוה, and said, “Strike this nation with blindness, I pray.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. (2Ki 6:19) And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, nor is this the city. Follow me, and let me bring you to the man whom you seek.” But he led them to Shomeron. (2Ki 6:20) And it came to be, when they had come to Shomeron, that Elisha said, “יהוה, open the eyes of these men so that they see.” And יהוה opened their eyes, and they looked and saw they were in the midst of Shomeron! (2Ki 6:21) And when the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl saw them, he said to Elisha, “My father, should I smite? Should I smite?” (2Ki 6:22) But he said, “Do not smite. Do you smite those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them and let them eat and drink and go to their master.” (2Ki 6:23) And he made a great feast for them. And after they ate and drank, he let them go, and they went to their master. And the bands of Aramean raiders came no more into the land of Yisra’ĕl. (2Ki 6:24) And after this it came to be that Ben-Haḏaḏ the sovereign of Aram mustered all his army, and went up and besieged Shomeron.

Famine in the land is promised those nations who turn from YHWH!

(2Ki 6:25) And there was a great scarcity of food in Shomeron. And see, they besieged it until a donkey’s head went at eighty pieces of silver, and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five pieces of silver. (2Ki 6:26) And it came to be, as the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my master, O sovereign!” (2Ki 6:27) And he said, “If יהוה does not help you, where do I find help for you; from the threshing floor or from the winepress?” (2Ki 6:28) And the sovereign said to her, “What is troubling you?” And she answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son and let us eat him today, and tomorrow we eat my son.’ (2Ki 6:29) “So we cooked my son, and ate him. And I said to her on the next day, ‘Give your son and let us eat him.’ But she has hidden her son.” (2Ki 6:30) And it came to be, when the sovereign heard the words of the woman, that he tore his garments. And as he passed by on the wall, the people looked and saw the sackcloth on his body, underneath. (2Ki 6:31) And he said, “Elohim do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat remains on him today.” (2Ki 6:32) And Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the sovereign sent a man ahead of him, but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent someone to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door. Is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?” (2Ki 6:33) While he was still speaking with them, then see, the messenger came down to him, and he said, “Look, this evil is from יהוה, why should I wait for יהוה any longer?”

Thanks much for your YHWH directed and targeted prayers as I minister and teach in Costa Rica! Remember for our weekly Torah Study and timely messages and for ordering our DVD’s and messages for this fall (9-11 The Feast of Trumpets?) Also, listen to our weekly radio program at called Shabbat Shalom Loved One normally from 7 pm Eastern to 8:30 pm every Friday (Sometimes they are moved to 8pm Central if I am travelling)!

Loved One- here’s a short story about the man who wrote about YHWH’s presence in last week’s attachment.

"In memory of Walter Beuttler who went beyond seeking God for His blessings; he sought God for Himself. The student body of Western Pennsylvania Bible Institute was abuzz. Walter Beuttler was coming next week to speak to us. I had never heard Walter speak so I really didn’t know what to expect. I thought to myself though that he must be some speaker to have the older students so excited. There weren’t to many speakers they were excited about because they had heard so many. The day finally arrived. The church was packed. Not only with students, but people had driven for miles to be at chapel that day. I thought to myself that this guy must be something to cause such excitement. What kind of preacher is he? Maybe he’s a jumping jack like one of my favorite preachers Jumping Jack Stewart? Perhaps his voice thunders like Jim Salvador when he gets excited in the Lord? Maybe he’s bouncy and funny like Mac McClure who I always loved to hear preach when I was a boy? Wonder if he plays the guitar and sings like Mike McCracken does? What’s special about this guy that’s causing such an excitement?

When Walter walked into the chapel with Hubert Bunney that day I thought to myself, "He’s an ordinary looking guy. Nice suit, shiny shoes, old. Wonder what the fuss is about?" I looked toward the platform and noticed a desk and a swivel chair. I couldn’t remember ever seeing a desk and a chair on a platform before especially in a Pentecostal service. We sang a bit. It was good but it seemed that we were somewhat distracted that morning. I realized what it was. Everyone who knew him was anxious to hear from Walter. Finally Brother Bunney introduced him and he slowly walked to the platform and sat down in the swivel chair. I thought to myself, "This is interesting. Never saw this before. The chandeliers are safe." He had us turn our Bibles to Acts 14:26-28 and began to tell us stories. Stories? I thought to myself. And the way he told them he wasn’t even that great of a storyteller. He spoke slowly with not a whole lot of variation in his voice. I scanned the church to see the reaction of others. Were they as disappointed as I was becoming? They didn’t seem to be. They listened very intently as if in anticipation. What were they expecting I thought? I decided to listen closer. As I listened to him I began to hear something a little different then what I was used to. When he talked about Jesus he didn’t just pump out information about Him. He talked about Jesus as though he were his friend. This got my attention and I started to listen more intently. I realized that the stories were a little more than stories. They were stories about adventures that he’d had with his friend Jesus. He traveled the world teaching about his friend. He told us that he usually traveled alone, but not alone, because of the companionship of the presence of God. I listened as he told of the time he and Jesus were flying over the Atlantic together on their way to London. They were having a good time when Jesus said to him, "I’ll meet you beside the pyramids Walter." And then it seemed like the Lord took off. When Walter landed in London he bought a ticket to Egypt, arrived there, went to the pyramids and sat down. When he sat down he sensed the presence of his friend. Shortly an Egyptian businessman came and sat down beside them. Walter knew that he was the reason the Lord wanted to come to Egypt. It wasn’t long until Walter began talking to him about his friend and the Egyptian asked if the Lord would be his friend too. Walter told him that Jesus wanted to be his friend, introduced him to Jesus, then got back on a plane and resumed his trip. He and his friend. Walter told us of several adventures that he’d had with his friend that day. I’ll never forget this one he told. When he arrived in Bangkok he discovered that his baggage had been lost. He decided to go to the motel and wait until he received a call saying that his baggage had arrived. No such call came so he decided to go back to the airport and go to the conveyor belt to check. Nothing. He’d pretty much reconciled himself to the fact that his baggage was lost and figured on buying replacements. As he turned to leave the conveyor belt suddenly he felt the presence of the Lord. It seemed to him that the Lord didn’t want to leave the conveyor belt. Walter thought to himself that if the Lord wanted to stay at the conveyor belt he should too. Walter began to appreciate the presence of his friend and began to worship him. He got caught up in worship when suddenly his luggage appeared on the belt. It had gotten mixed up with the luggage of another flight. When Walter finished telling us stories about his friend that day he did an interesting thing. He slowly turned his back to the congregation, and just waited. I thought, I haven’t seen this before. No one moved. A holy hush took over. There was total silence for several moments when suddenly a woman stood crying. She began to confess sins to the whole church. I couldn’t believe it. Walter? He just continued to wait with his back to the congregation until she was finished. No sooner had she finished and someone else stood and began to confess their sins to the church. Person after person stood. Eventually I stood as well. The presence of God was electrifying. It was serious. Compassionate, loving; all that! When finally things quieted down again Walter Buettler turned back to the congregation and thanked us for loving his friend and walked off the platform

Loved One, may your relationship grow intimate with our Messiah and coming King as we see “The Day” approaching.

Shalom to your home,