Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The STING of OBEDIENCE







ADVENT MEDITATION # 4 
2016

JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+
The Law Incarnate+
 
… versus …

[ "Now I'm saved; I can sin all I want to." ]

GOD FORBID!

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JESUS / Y'SHU+ saith unto him,

I+ am The WAY,
The TRUTH+,
and the LIFE:

no man
cometh unto The FATHER,
but by ME+.

The Words of Our LORD,
John 14;6.

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Mere outward appearance and outward observance of The Law WILL NOT MAKE a person Righteous.  No, rather, a person MUST BE IN AGREEMENT in his heart as well as in outward performance, with The TRUTH+. 

Our LORD JESUS / Y'SHU+

is

"The TRUTH+"

When we agree with The LORD in our heart, then something happens:  We change .  We change, replacing our wrong ways with The TRUTH+.


This change usually comes about through repentance. Indeed, the Greek word for repentance, "metanoeW" means a "change of mind." 


Something ELSE happens when we agree with The LORD in our heart: the forgiveness of others HE+ is requiring of us metamorphoses  from a heavy-handed Law which we do not wish to perform ... into a DELIGHT TO DO HIS+ WILL. From worm to butterfly, we change.

How is that accomplished ?  

His+ DELIGHT sits upon us when we agree in spirit and in TRUTH with HIM+. 

That joy and delight is SO GREAT that we can obey what HE+ shows us is RIGHT TO DO , this time, out of LOVE for HIM+.

We delight to obey HIM+ ... in response to His+ love for us !

HE+ Himself+ carries the STING of the Law of Obedience. His+ love over-whelms the Law of Obedience.
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Let us pray:

Dear Heavenly FATHER,

Hallowed be Thy Name, O HOLY FATHER, and the Name of Thy HOLY SON+ , The LORD JESUS / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+. 

I thank THEE+ for carrying the sting of obedience for me, O CHRIST / O M'SHIKHA+.  I delight to do Thy+ Will, especially in the DIVINE Law of forgiveness, for THOU hast forgiven me my many, many transgressions.

O, Blessed be Your+ HOLY Name, LORD JESUS / Y'SHU+, for sending me joy when I obey YOU+ !

Amen and amen.
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In the Name of The FATHER,
Who created us;
And HIS HOLY SON+ JESUS / Y'SHU+ ,
Who+ saves us;
And The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT /
 RUACH ha KADOSH,
Who sanctifies us.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Perfect Agreement with The LAW+ of TRUTH





ADVENT MEDITATIONS # 3
2016

JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+
The Law Incarnate

... versus …

[ "Now I'm saved; I can sin all I want to." ]

GOD FORBID!

+  +  +

But the hour cometh,
( is bringing itself about )
and now is,
when the true worshippers
shall worship The FATHER

in SPIRIT and in TRUTH+:

for The FATHER seeketh such
to worship HIM+.

The Words of Our LORD
John 4:23


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These Words of Life were spoken by Our LORD to the woman at the well in Samaria. These Words were not given in the FORM of a law, but they are a LAW of GOD , nonetheless.

How do we KNOW
that John 4:23

is a LAW of GOD ?

We know and are assured that John 4:23 is a Divine Law ... because the LAWS of GOD cannot be broken.   That is, the person who goes against that law will be broken instead, for the Divine Law STANDS; it is not able to be diminished.  

That person will be the person onto whom the Divine Rock of Truth crushes and grinds to powder ... unless he repents and applies The TRUTH+ to his own heart. 

JESUS /Y'SHU+ saith unto them,

Did ye never read in the scriptures,

The STONE+
which the builders rejected,
the SAME+
is become
the Head of the corner:

this is the LORD'S doing,
and it is marvellous in our eyes ?

Therefore say I+ unto you,
The Kingdom of GOD
shall be taken from you,
and given to a nation
bringing forth the fruits thereof..

And
whosoever shall fall
on This STONE+
shall be broken:

but on whomsoever
IT+ ( The STONE+ ) shall fall,
IT+ will grind him
to powder.

The Words of Our LORD,
Matthew 21:42-44

Every single person is held to a truly DIVINE LAW, regardless of status, understanding, or even agreement with it.  A " Law of GOD" applies without exception to every person on this earth.

Thus, true worshippers MUST INDEED worship a certain way:  in SPIRIT and in TRUTH+.  No other way will be accepted … and that is a Divine Law of The ELOHIM of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

No excuses are accepted. Nothing else works. That is when we KNOW we have encountered an ACTUAL Law of GOD and not a law of man. 

DIVINE Laws are immutable --- i.e., unchangeable ---  as well as applicable to every single person. HE requires worship in SPIRIT and in TRUTH+.

THAT IS HIS LAW.

The TRUTH+ is given in JESUS / Y'SHU+. John 1:17


JESUS / Y'SHU+ saith unto him,

I+ am The WAY,
The TRUTH+,
and the LIFE:

no man
cometh unto The FATHER,
but by ME+.

The Words of Our LORD,
John 14;6.

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Let us pray:

Dear Heavenly FATHER,

Hallowed be Thy Name, O HOLY FATHER, and the Name of Thy HOLY SON+ , The LORD JESUS / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+. 

O Righteous Law-Giver, I confess as sin the times and areas in my life I have pushed away Thy Truth+. I know that THOU dost require TRUTH+ in the inner man.

Help me not to grieve Thy HOLY SPIRIT with guile, thinking that THOU would be satisfied with my half-hearted obediences. Forgive me for my reluctance to obey THEE, for not being quick-of-ear to hear Thy Words of correction to me. 

Make me as pure of heart as Thy SON+... and then I shall see GOD.

This I pray in the Name of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+, the Law INCARNATE+. Amen.


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In the Name of The FATHER,
Who created us;
And HIS HOLY SON+ JESUS / Y'SHU+ ,
Who+ saves us;
And The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT / RUACH ha KADOSH,
Who sanctifies us.