The Journey Back To Heaven Amid Covid-19 is a Painful Process, But We Must Learn to Trust God–It’s Now or Never!

The Journey to Heaven is a Painful Process; However, We Must Now Make The Decisive Decision to Trust God.

In this journey to Heaven amid Covid-19 we will suffer through the process until we learn to depend and trust in God.

Sin Leads to Fear and Death; Believe God and Live.

The Journey to Heaven is Not Initially Free From Fear and Worry in This World.

As a result during this global quarantine, many of us even Christians find ourselves stressed out on our journey back to Heaven-Luke 21:26 [See also Matthew 24]:

 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Thus, this is the beginning of the end.  We must turn to God to receive true joy and freedom–Matthew 11:28-30

 

God Will Not Remove Our Stress and Anxiety Until We Believe and Obey Him and Trust Him with Our Life.

We Must Carry Our Cross on Our Journey to Heaven.
Jesus Death allows Us to Journey Back to Heaven.

 

We want to rid ourselves of our personal cross.  The cross represents an instrument of capital punishment in the case of Jesus, but in our case it is a figurative exposure to death i.e. self-denial: the implied atonement of Christ.

We seek to save ourselves (flesh) and avoid our crossMatthew 16:24 KJV. 

God, however, allows the pain to lead us back to Him. He is the only one that can help us via Jesus death on the cross.

Pain Comes From Sin That Hopefully Leads Us Back to God.

Therefore, we must stop trying to ignore the cause of our pain: sin!  We must reject sin to find peace. We must bare our cross so our spirit can find joy and come back to life via the indwelling of God and His Holy Spirit living in us–7 Bible verses of God Living in Us.

1) What happens when we avoid our cross? 

We prolong the suffering.

2) What happens when we trust God and we bare our cross?

Then the Holy Spirit intervenes in our life and miraculously sets us free from fear, suffering,pain and a life of disobedience to God.  The Holy Spirit help us to break the chain of sin and Satan from our life.

 

The Wide Road Leads to Hell; However, We Can Turn to God and Learn Now to Trust in Him

However when we lack understanding, we continue down the wide sinful road that the vast majority journey upon.  We tend to do what we see others doing. 

Lost Sheep

Unfortunately like sheep, we have all been led astray into sin. 

Thus, Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins.  You can look up these various Bible passages later by clicking on them: Isaiah 53:6-9, John 3:16, James 5:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23, and John 3:3.

Like Jesus Died on the Cross, We Must Submit Our Will to God.
Submit to God and Begin Your Journey Back to Heaven.

 

Satan Sets Traps for Us Like a Spider Seeking to Catch a Fly; However, God Will Make a Way of Escape by Trusting in Him.

Truthfully sin for many initially appears glamorous. Unfortunately and tragically the end is death.

This World's Pleasures Leads to Pain, Suffering and Death.
The Journey Back to Heaven Requires Us to Reject Our Old Sinful Lifestyle.

Satan Runs the World, but God Will Protect Us From This Enemy When We Rely On Him.

Satan controls our minds from top down governance–make no mistake he plays to win, to out do God and destroy us.

The propaganda and lies start from the time of our birth.  We become inoculated by lies and deception that impact us the rest of our lives.  The chemical compote sheds light on these truths. 

Falling Into The Sin Trap

As a result, we move through life be-bopping along until one day we find ourselves stuck and suffering without a way of escape–sin traps us.  We cannot free ourselves.  We don’t know the way out. 

 

Jesus Teaches Us the Way to Escape Sin and Journey Back to Heaven By Putting Our Trust In The Words O

We need someone to help show us the way out of bondage to sin and Satan.   

Fear is a Tool Used by Lucifer

When we become fearful, we panic and we do not think clearly to free ourselves from the enemies trap. Like the fly, we fall victim to Satan’s many webs of deception and lies. We need God’s help to set us free.

The Lie That We are Free, Rich and Brave Keeps Us Bound, Poor and Enslaved.

Yes we become enslaved while falsely thinking that we are free. We believe the lie. We in America the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Yes brave to defy God–truthfully foolish to defy God’s laws Jeremiah 4:22 KJV.

22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

We are not free; we are trapped by sin.  You know this because sin causes suffering and pain.

 

The Truth Shall Set Free to Journey Back to Heaven

Are You Cold Lukewarm or Hot?

The Truth Will Set You Free From Bondage to Sin, Suffering and Death.
Pain, Suffering and Stress Can Lead Us to Turn to God: The Life Giver.

A Christian cannot live a truly joyful lifestyle that coexists with a sinful lifestyle. This lukewarm Christian will eventually come to their cross filled with heartache, suffering and pain. 

Choosing Sin or Obedience to God

They will need to make a choice to 1) obey God or 2) disobey God: leading to sin and missing the mark. 

You cannot continue to evade the Holy Spirit of God and win. Happiness comes from believing the word of God and obeying God.  Then the journey back to Heaven begins.

Don’t Allow the Things of This World to Cause You to Miss Out on God Who Loves You

No amount of Netflix, alcohol, a big house, a fancy car or new gadget can lead to true and lasting joy.  Things distract us from God’s  message in the gospel: the good news of our avenue of escape to receive the free gift of salvation: eternal life with God.  He is waiting for you to come back to Him.

The Key to Victory in This Life is to Believe God 

Finally we can outsmart Satan by sincerely obeying God’s word, and submitting to God’s will for our life:

1) Repent of sins against God on your knees with genuine heartfelt tears,

2) Ask God to remove all sins from your life and

3) Submit your life one hundred percent to God’s control.

Freedom, Joy, Peace and Heaven awaits Believers.
Submit Your Life to God and Live Free in Your Father’s Presence.                                                                                                  Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com

God loves you, and He never stopped loving .you.  Though you walked away from Him into a life of sin.  He is merciful and made away for you to escape and journey back to Heaven to see Him face to face.

Again I am asking you the following: are you willing to die to self and live for God that loves you more than you can imagine? 

Satan Appeared and Spoke Through Friend

One day my friend you will reach a turning point in your life where you will need to choose between life or death.  I know and speak from experience. I’ve had an encounter with Satan and thanks be to God I’m am here to freely share with you the way to victory! 

The wrong choice will cause you to die in darkness and pain. I know, I watched a friend turn their back on God, and Satan took control of their life.  I alone am left to tell this story.

The right choice will put you back on your journey out of slavery into freedom, abundant living and a state of overflowing joy with God. 

You are the prodigal son or daughter of GodLuke 15:11-32.

You hold the key to the kingdom when you choose to believe God’s words to you and act on them in obedience.

The choice is yours–choose wisely between death and life.

What appears good isn’t always good. You must learn to believe and depend on your Father: God.  

  1. The choice will hinge on pain and suffering leading you to the gates of death or
  2. peace and joy leading you to the gates of the kingdom of God and eternal life.

Which road will you take:

1) the way of the masses who refuse to listen (stiff-necked God calls them) or

2) the narrow road walking with the Holy Spirit submitting your life to God on your journey back to Heaven (knowing a loving God is waiting for you to return to Him)?

The Road To Heaven
Use Your Spiritual Eyes For Your Journey Back to Heaven–Walk By Faith Not By Sight.

 

 

 

Deceive Oneself

 

To DECEIVE ONESELF is to pretend in one’s mind that what we say is the truth; however, Yahweh sets the standard.

Yahweh says the book of the ordinances (laws) are nailed to the cross–Paul explains below.

Galatians 5

1     ¶ Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,​

and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ​

2    Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ***ye be circumcised**,​

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Christ shall profit you nothing. ​

3    For I testify again to every man ***that is circumcised,**​

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that he is a debtor (to do*** the whole law.***)​

//Paul is talking about ***the law contained in ordinances*** ​

Galatians 3​

1     ¶ O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?​

10     For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are​

written ***in the book*** of the law to do them. ​

19     ¶ Wherefore then serveth the law? It ***was added*** because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.​

 

IT WAS ADDED TO BUT SEPARATE FROM THE TEN COMMANDMENTS KEPT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ARK.​

IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE PERMANENT.​

Hebrews 9

1     ¶ Then verily the first covenant ***had (also) ordinances*** of divine service, and*** a worldly sanctuary.*** ​

10     Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them ​

***until the time of reformation.*** ​

13     For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, ​

sanctifieth **to the purifying of the flesh***: ​

Yeshua (Jesus) speaks the commandments sent by our Father.

The Engrafted Word That is Able to Save Your Soul.

John 12

48     He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. ​

49     For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. ​

50     And I know that ***his commandment ***is life everlasting:​

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whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. ​

John 14

15     ¶ If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 

The tempter Satan came to Yeshua.  Satan said, If thou be the Son of God…

Matthew 4​

3     And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. ​

4     But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by ***every word*** that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. ​

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets… ​

Matthew 5

17     ¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. ​

18     For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.​

Matthew 19:16     ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? ​

17     And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.  ​

Easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail

Luke 16​

17     And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. ​

18     Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. ​

 

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God that’s everything! That’s the duty of humans.​

Paul wrote the book of Corinthians.    He (Paul) was the same person that wrote Galatians chapter 3.​

1 Corinthians 7:19

19     Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.​

Acts 18

4     And he/PAUL reasoned in the synagogue ***every sabbath,*** and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. ​

The Holy Commandment Leads Us in Right Living: The Way of Righteousness.

2 Peter 2:21     For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from ***the holy commandment*** delivered unto them. ​

22     But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. ​

1 John 2

¶ And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. ​

4     He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. ​

5     But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. ​

James 1

21     Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Engrafted Word That is Able to Save Your Souls.

22     But be ***ye doers of the word,*** and not hearers only, deceiving*** your own selves.***​

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2 Corinthians 5

10     For we must ***all*** appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done,*** whether it be good or bad.**​

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Revelation 22

14     Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

So those that walk in the narrow way of truth, they will do his commandments.  They will have a right to the tree of life.  They will joyfully enter in through the gates into the heavenly city to see Yahweh face to face.

 

 

16 Bible verses to help you determine what you should do with your life

  1. You are to guard your heart for everything you do flows from your heart. midsection of woman making heart shape with hands (Proverbs 4:23)  You must not allow Satan to enter your heart and cause you to become trapped to sin and Satan.
  2. You are to serve Yahweh and no other gods.  (Exodus 20:3)  You must put Yahweh first and not become a servant to mammon: material things.
  3.  You must love Yahweh with all your mind, heart, soul and strength.  (Luke 10:27)  Your vocation will entail loving Yahweh. Your life will become a light directing others to love Yahweh too.
  4. Trust in Yahweh and be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to Yahweh.  And the peace of Yahweh that surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Yeshua. (Philippians 4:6-7)  You should take your concerns no matter how small or large to Yahweh and ask for His help and He will hear and answer.
  5. Yahweh does not want us to copy the ways of the world. Instead let Yahweh transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will come to know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is.  (Romans 12:2)
  6.  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  (Philippians 4:8-9)
  7. Let no* corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29)
  8. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of Yahweh in Yeshua concerning you.  (I Thessalonians 5:18)
  9. What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of Yahweh, and you are not your own?  For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify Yahweh in your body, and in your spirit, which are Yahweh’s.  (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
  10. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Yahweh, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto Yahweh, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
  11. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:11-18 KJV)

  12. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)  We must keep Yahweh’s Ten Commandments spoken down the mountain and written with His very finger on tablets of stone–stone representing their permanency versus book of laws written on paper by Moses done away with at the cross including tithing praise the Lord!
  13. So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19)  So we must remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy–that’s Saturday the one Yahweh made holy at creation when He finished His work of creating the world–an eternal memorial of God’s goodness.
  14. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  (Matthew 5:18)  Whenever I look up at the big blue sky, I am reminded that Yahweh’s Ten Commandments are still in effect.
  15. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.  (Ecclesiastes 12:13)  Our job is to make sure we make it into the coming kingdom.beautiful bloom blooming blossom
  16. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.…(Matthew 6:33-34)  A lot of times we think God called us to go out into the work place and take on a role.  If you are a mother, mothering and caring for your children and family is your job.  If you do not take care of your kids, who will?  The television, video games and peers are no substitute for you.  Especially leaving your child with just knowledge imparted at school.  This is not enough to prepare them for their life.  If you are a father, you should support the mother and the children by caring for the family and providing for the family’s needs.  In todays society a single income often is not sufficient so both parents must work.  If so, remember that your priority is do God’s will and obey His laws.  Remember to seek first the kingdom of Yahweh and everything else will be added unto you.

 

Thank You Heavenly Father!

Good and bad will pull at you, but when God wants you to do something HE will get your attention!

One night a few days back my sister and I spoke on the phone as we usually do when I remembered a very significant time in my life – 2005. The week of June 18th, 2005 to be exact. God gave a message to a complete stranger to confirm what He had already put on my heart to do!

A few years before, my sister joined a church that I periodically attended. After a couple of years, she decided to get baptized in the summer of 2003. After witnessing how God worked in her life, several family members decided to get baptized: Our Dad, brother, myself, as well as I decided to dedicate my son to God. We started our six week Bible study to prepare for baptism at the end of April or early May. Our pastor wanted to ensure we understood fundamental things in the Bible and that life wouldn’t magically get easier. God will allow us to be tested.

We finished our six week Bible study and looked forward to my son’s dedication to God on June 18th, 2005.  Then my dad, brother, and I would be baptized the following Sabbath. A week before my son’s dedication, my husband said lets find our own church. We can go to a few churches, see which one feels right for us, and then get our son dedicated. I was completely shocked! This was coming from my husband who believes in God but doesn’t practice his religion. He never attended church as an adult.  He always declined my offer to go with me because I worship on Saturday. I told him “NO, I’m not going to cancel our son’s dedication! I feel like this is what God wants me to do.”  Everyday that week before the dedication my husband asked me “Are you sure? We can find another church if you just wait.” He even called me at work saying he felt like I was “just doing what I wanted to do and didn’t care what he wanted for our son.”

At this point I felt torn between obeying God’s words to me and my husband’s words to me. I wanted my husband to feel what I felt: that the dedication of our six year old son to God would become the best thing we as parents can do for our child. When I left work that day, I felt overwhelmed and drained.  I found myself fighting a battle, but I felt unequipped to fight!

On my way home my best friend Crystal called and asked me if I could take her by her church and drop her home. When we arrived at her church, Crystal’s aunt was in the parking lot with a friend of hers. We said hi and spoke for a moment before we went inside to printout some papers. On our way out, the lady with Crystal’s aunt stopped me.  She said she felt afraid to tell me when I first arrived, but she knew she couldn’t let me leave without speaking what God put on her heart to say.  she said, “Whatever you are planning to do, do it.” She didn’t know what but whatever it was God wanted me to follow through. “Don’t let anyone change your decision.” I stood there absolutely shocked! She went on to say “don’t worry about fitting in or if people who may not even know you don’t like you. Their evil spirit makes it impossible for them to like you.”

My flesh felt confused like how would this person know such a thing. Then instantly I felt overcome with love and amazement! God would use a complete stranger to get my attention. He instantly confirmed what He already put on my heart to help me from wavering from the path He designed for my son. I couldn’t help but to cry with joy. The lady gave me such a comforting hug. When I told her what I was struggling with, she was in awe! Our faith grew even stronger that day!

When I got home I spoke with my husband and told him what happened. I couldn’t perceive for sure if he completely believed me, but he didn’t question our son’s dedication anymore. That Saturday, June 18th, 2005 we woke up and went to the church as a family. We stood before God giving Him charge over our son’s life and asking for His guidance and protection each and every day.

Looking back over this experience, I realize how blessed I am. That God would get my attention in the midst of all the chaos! Letting me know that what’s on my heart came from HIM! Thank you, thank you, thank you heavenly Father for your love!

Is God With You? How Can You Know For Sure?

Do you know for certain that God is with you?

Ponder seriously these questions below and see if you feel confident or insecure in your answers.  If you feel confident, that’s awesome–you probably growing in feeling free and fearless!  If you feel perplexed, you can find God by searching for Him with all your heart!  He is not far from us.

  • Do you recognize your Father’s voice when he speaks to you?
  • Do you know His foundational beliefs?
  • Can you describe to a stranger what your Father’s character is like?
  • Are you confident you are His daughter or you are you his son?
  • Do you resemble your Father’s character of love?
  • Do you embody wisdom?
  • When others see you, can they get a glimpse of Yahweh?
  • Do you show compassion towards your brother or sister in need?
  •   Are you fearless in the storms or do you shudder in fear?  These are all questions to deeply ponder.
  • Again, do you know for certain that God is with you?

 

We Are Spirit Beings Created By Yahweh

We are all spirit beings born into a flesh body created by the Spirit of the living God: Yahweh.

All men and women on the face of the earth came from one blood--we are all related.  God appointed the bounds of where we will live and move on the earth.  God says that we should seek for Him; however, he is not far from us.  Acts 17:26-28 states,

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

The spirit that speaks, thinks, moves, plans and reason comes from Yahweh. We are God’s children.  When we walk in the spirit and recognize our spirit within our flesh bodies, we can come to recognize the Spirit of Yahweh around and within us.

Beloved, we are [even here and] now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be [after His coming]. We know that when He comes and is revealed, we will [as His children] be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is [in all His glory]. (1 John 3:2)

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Yahweh created us in God’s image.  So, we ought to look like our Father.  Our Father’s character is based on love.  Our character trained and educated by our God should reflect His love.  Yahweh molds and trains us through His Words how to navigate through this life.  He disciplines His children so that we learn the importance of reflecting His love.

When We Operate In Love, We Come To Know God.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (I Johns 4:7-8)

When we obey His words to us, He reveals Himself to us.  When we operate in love, we obey God’s words to us.  We develop a relationship with God that the world cannot understand, but we will understand in knowing God.

For the Lord disciplines and corrects those whom He loves,
And He punishes every son whom He receives and welcomes [to His heart].”  (Hebrews 12:6 AMP)

 

God Will Discipline His Children

  • Have you received discipline and training by God to keep you walking holy before God all the days of your life?
  • Can you turn to Him for help in a crisis and know He hears your cries for help?
  • Can you depend on Him to come to your rescue?

If you can say yes to these questions, then you may indeed know and have a relationship with your heavenly Father. If you have doubts, you may want to re-examine the state of your relationship with God.  You may want to ponder what being in a relationship requires on your part with God.  It will mean far more than just acknowledging the Father’s existence–Satan knows God exist and Yeshua (Jesus) died to save humanity from their sins against Yahweh.  We must repent of our sins against God detailed in the Ten Commandments–sin is the transgression of God’s Royal Laws.  In order to know God, we must know what God expects from us and reflect that love and holiness by exhibiting the fruits of the spirit: love, peace, patience, long-suffering and kindness.

This life is all about knowing God and reflecting the light of God’s love flowing in and through us so others can see the presence of God.  God loves you and wants to know you, but you must take the time to seek God through His Word and prayer.

This is your time to know God. When Yeshua returns,  you ought to personally know Him through the Holy Spirit living in you.  His Holy Spirit will teach you, illuminate your life and share all things pertaining to the Father.  You will know the Father; the Father will know you.  So, Yahweh will recognize you as one of His children who honored His ways and did what was pleasing in His sight.  He will welcome you into the Kingdom of Heaven where sin cannot abide.

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If you do not seek a personal relationship with your heavenly Father via the Holy Spirit, you may miss the bountiful blessings He wants to bestow.

 

 

 

Evidence of God’s Presence With You Will Become Evident In The Fruits You Bear

To examine your life further to see if you may find grounding to deepen your understanding and strengthen your relationship with God, you might consider Matthew’s words in Matthew 7:18-24.  He compares your life to a tree that bears either good fruit or bad fruit–not both.  He offers words of wisdom to help you establish a solid relationship with Yahweh.

 

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A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.   Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.   Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.   Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (Matthew 7:18-24 KJV)

 

Wisdom Comes From Knowing God

Yahweh’s people become wise in knowing God.  God’s people know and obey His words and produce fruits of love, joy, peace, patience and long-suffering doing the Father’s will here on Earth–Galatians 5:22.  As a result of their close communion with God over decades, they develop the loving character and attributes of God.  The Holy Spirit guides God’s people. Yahweh is with them, they speak with God and rely on Him.  They come to love and seek wisdom above money, gold and things.  Wisdom is precious int their sight.  They come to daily ask the Lord to give them wisdom.

I ask God to give me wisdom as great as Solomon on a foundation of righteousness.

 

Famous Bible Verses On Wisdom To help You Develop Your Relationship With Yahweh Your Creator

  • For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  (Proverbs 2:6)
  • The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)
  • The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. (Proverbs 18:15)
  • My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; (Proverbs 2:1)
  • Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.  (Psalm 119:66)
  • And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; (Isaiah 11:2)
  • There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. (Proverbs 20:15)

Now can you reflect back and answer the question once again: Is God With You?  How do you know?  Drop me a note reflecting your thoughts?  I am happy to read and share my thoughts with you.  God bless you in your journey home to the kingdom of Yahweh–our heavenly home!

 

 

God Still Parts Red Seas in Our Life If We Learn To Believe/Trust/Rely Upon Him

 

The Book of Jeremiah Reading notes, beginning on 8/28/16

Jeremiah 1:4-5 
“The word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“”Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
Before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.””
Jeremiah 29:11 
“”For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.””
Personal note:   looking at the note I had on 7/28/12
I immediately remember that the Monday after my last official day as an employee at ReGreen (it was something like the first Monday of August 2012), I got an unsolicited phone call from Volt Recruiter Mike G.   He had an opportunity for me with Southern California Edison.  This was totally “out of the blue”…
…only thing is…it wasn’t “out of the blue”…. It was by the hand of Almighty God.
I knew then it was from God.  I see even more now today how it was and is from God’s hand.
Because many blessings that have come after that have flowed directly from that.
So when I got into that assignment, I shortly after came under one of the most vicious and pernicious Satanic attacks of my entire adult life…and it was directly from the workplace.  It was “holy hell” for many many months and I wondered aloud “God, why have you drawn me into this field of pain and disruption”.  At the bottom of my being, I knew God was there, but I was in a lot of struggle, frustration, anxiety and general discomfort that seemed to have no end.
I remember sitting on the hillside at the Verizon Amphitheater at the Chris Tomlin Concert in April 2013.
This was in one of the deepest valleys of the battle for me.  I wondered what God was doing…and the enemy “teased” me with memories of blindness and poor decisions I had made in the past in hopes of crushing my spirit.  BUT God was stronger and God was able to pull me through this dark time.
My mother and brother came out to visit me in May 2013.  I was filled with terrible anxiety during their entire visit.  It was comforting to see them, but on the inside I was an emotional wreck and in much pain.  The enemy continued to “tease” me with his little minions.  Yet God was there and still stronger.
I remember struggling so hard to get back on a trip to visit my family in Atlanta that July for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I was in a lot of pain emotionally.  I tried as best I could to hide and put that aside for the weekend to honor my parents who had done so much for me.  This was their time to celebrate, not my time to be “poor woe is me”. 
I remember, getting on the airplane to come back to California and return to my job, which was still more or less a “holy hell”.   Then, the moment I hit the ground in LA, I got a text message from my good brother and buddy in the workplace (a buddy God had put there to protect me…and I knew this), that the manager I had been working for who had caused me so much grief for so many months had taken another job and was leaving our group.  I knew at THAT VERY MOMENT that the “spell of evil” had been broken by God’s very hand.  I knew then that immediately my situation would improve….and it did improve…and very quickly, almost immediately.   I knew then that God was real and God is real and God can work miracles if we just “hold on” in the tough times and trust God.
A bit of a postscript is…referring to that manager who left.  I ended up later having several pleasant email interactions with him.  It was God’s way of healing (for both of us) and letting me know to let go of any bitterness or anger.  To love.  God commands us to love…even those who may be hurting us… as Christ first loved us.   God can handle and take care of all the hurt, anger, fear, desolation and anything else.  Also, God does it in God’s own time.
Regarding “God’s own time”…for us mortals this is absolutely one of the hardest things for us to accept and deal with.  To God 1000 years is as a day and a day is as 1000 years.  We want things to be fixed “right now!”…. “where are you God????!!!” …. “why God?”  …..”why me God????!!!”
The answer to that question is a mystery.  I don’t have the answer.  I know God does.
I also know, that taken in the abstract, anything that we have to endure in this life is, ultimately, only temporary.  Our eternal home is with our Lord in the Eternal Kingdom.   I know this is true.
Now in this life, we want nice things, happiness, joy and fulfillment.  We do not want to be abused or defeated or taken advantage of.   No one does. 

Fortunately, for many of us (many who may be reading this), we do have some choices in life.
We can choose even small actions each day to make our lives and the lives of those around us just a little bit better.   As we make those small positive choices, which can lead to bigger positive choices we can find some happiness and joy.  It may not be total, complete, or long lasting…but it can give us a glimmer of hope, especially when things are really tough.

I do believe in the circle (or cycle) of virtue. 
“As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”  Or otherwise stated, “what goes around comes around.”
When we sow good seeds, no matter what else is in play, we are seeding a fruit that is going to be born somewhere down the line.  We may or may not see it or know it, but I believe without a doubt it is true.
So it is good for us to sow those seeds.
Trust God, even in the tough times, and continue to sow.
Amen.