aka our enemy, the enemy, the anti-Christ…
aka our enemy, the enemy, the anti-Christ…
ft Matthew 5:21-22 The fact that we are being persecuted proves that we have been faithful; faithless people would be unnoticed.
NASB Living Application Study Bible ©2000
I remember a Pastor’s Wife saying, “i don’t have any persecution.”
i just looked at her.
Not having the words, not having Matthew 5:11 in my head then.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”
This is not something that happens occasionally.
Not something to look back upon, as if it is behind you.
It is something that happens, you wish and pray would stop, it hurts so bad (ie: David verses…).
Persecution, crucifixion, same difference.
More levels? More crucifixions!
Longer ones, deeper ones.
The Old Man.
The lives you had before.
For you are indeed a new person …
Not something you will ever desire another to go through.
You, yourself, do not want to do it again.
Yet, you will.
You know, or will know, you will.
Willing lie down in the Olive Press.
That ship headed into the Perfect Storm.
Transformation is a bytch! 😀
Yet i choose my death!
over my soul dying, any day! 🙂
For that pain has no end.
That numb, watching myself-can’t-stop-myself bs, pain.
Vs Living Heaven?
Walking Dead vs Flying Righteousness? 😀
Peace, Love & Mustard Greens! 😀
In Yeshua’s holy name, amen. 😀
1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good.
2 The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?
5 There they are in great dread,
For God is with the righteous generation.
6 You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
Many Christians have been resurrected but not sealed.
Jesus Christ, God has sealed [them] in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise. Every believer is given the very Holy Spirit of God the moment he trusts in Christ. “You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwell-s in you,” Paul declares (Rom. 8:9a). Conversely, he goes on to say, “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him” (v. 9b).
The seal of God’s Spirit in the believer signifies four primary things: security, authenticity, ownership, and authority.
In ancient times the seal of a king, prince, or noble represented security and inviolability. When Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den, King Darius, along with his nobles, placed their seals on the stone placed over the entrance to the den, “so that nothing might be changed in regard to Daniel” (Dan. 6:17). Any person but the king who broke or disturbed that seal would likely have forfeited his life. In a similar way the tomb where Jesus was buried was sealed. Fearing that Jesus’ disciples might steal His body and falsely claim His resurrection, the Jewish leaders obtained Pilate’s permission to place a seal on the stone and to guard it with soldiers (Matt. 27:62–66).
In an infinitely greater way, the Holy Spirit secures each believer, marking him with His own inviolable seal.
When God gives us His Holy Spirit, it is as if He stamps us with a seal that reads, “This person belongs to Me and is an authentic citizen of My divine kingdom and member of My divine family.”
When the Holy Spirit seals believers, He marks them as God’s divine possessions, who from that moment on entirely and eternally belong to Him, The Spirit’s seal declares the transaction of salvation as divinely official and final.
When Christians are sealed with the Holy Spirit they are delegated to proclaim, teach, minister, and defend God’s Word and His gospel with the Lord’s own authority.
(we give up, instead of walking in authority)
Thaddeus 3, DOL 1
1 Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
10 Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
How does it feel?
What does it look like?
Better yet, how does it feel to NOT lose one’s soul?
What does THAT look like? 🤩
Answering the second one, is much easier for me! Hallelujah!
For saving is a process, just like being unsaved, was or is!
A perpetual machine has been made (is at work as we communicate) to steal (kill & destroy) your soul!
What IS your soul?
As I was taught, per disciple training, via Min Doris/New Life Covenant Chicago (Central Campus, whatz up! 😁)…
The soul is composed of 3 parts:
AND the Spirit!
Many believe the Spirit & the Soul are one & the same!
I believe the Soul is where the 3 combine…
What science today calls our subconscious. (The Id would be man’s attempt at labelling (controlling) more of the unknown).
The discussion of the Id borders on one’s Nature, as in one’s spirit…
I do not like where such discussions go, where all such discussions go without Elohim.
The World/Society (Atheistic Science/business/everything) does it’s best to CONVINCE humanity that it is naturally evil (ie: https://hbr.org/2019/07/why-people-get-away-with-being-rude-at-work?ab=hero-main-text)
I am here to REMIND you!….
That the MAJORITY of the world (this planet/humanity) will CHOOSE evil/wickedness,
THERE ARE THOSE WHO NEVER WILL!
There are those who will learn to NOT choose evil/wickedness!
Those who will learn NOT to harden their hearts,
Those who will choose the CONSEQUENCES of keeping their hearts open, to right-use-ness, to Love, to compassion, to mercy, to Yeshua/Holy Spirit/Elohim!
A very tall, cool glass of water, to those who thirst! Hallelujah!
For Seeds looking to sprout! Searching to produce the fruits of the Holy Spirit!
A Reminder, ya’ll!
As I too seperate myself/shown evil/wickedness I knew not of! An environment I was raised in!
May the Holy Spirit show you such things, with His Love, Mercy & Grace!
It feels like death!
Like watching yourself be numb,
Unable to stop it!
To believe that it is ok! That it is better, INSTEAD OF knowing!
In your heart, in your soul, it is the right thing to do!
Where one’s heart sings!
That is the Holy Spirit’s reward to you for CHOOSING right-use-ness/Him! 😄
My Ways Are Not Your Ways
Lean Not On Your Understanding
For I Have Chosen Thee.
So I ask why hast Thou not chosen them?
Those closest to me? My loved ones?
Is this how You feel for each one of us?
Will I get any rest tonight? (currently 4:23a been awake since 2:15… graveyard shift, eh? What is the name of the shift from 1 or 2a – 9 or 10am? Is there such a thing?)
For this eating of one”s soul, watching my loved ones harden themselves…
I do trust You Lord!
What I see may not be permanent (for life), yet it is so very painful to watch!
To have words
To have them fail me
I did not hear once too
And did Not respond
Until it was all my spirit COULD hear!
For Thou were yelling! (Thunder & Lighting spoke to me)
Now I learn how love speaks,
As the devoid tries to copy Thee. 😁
Failing miserably, hallelujah! 😁
No weapon formed against me shall prosper!
Ty Lord for saving me!
From the daily machine, that slowly but surely, kills the soul.
I prefer the pain of a righteous death, one chosen, in the Way.
In the Truth, the Way & the LIFE!
(small things, like verse abnormalities, are not so small…
Indicators of lack of desire to be better…
In how one responds to such a transgression…
The How & the Why are more important than the What.
For what you see & hear change before what you do!
Only Elohim sees such.
It is ok to cry for them
It is another to change another
Or to change oneself!
For neither can we/I do.
And more shall be added unto thee.
In Yeshua’s holy name I pray, Amen!
“For You have kept their heart from understanding,
Therefore You will not exalt them.
Those who are hardhearted, selfish, close-minded. Who refuse to listen to hear. (A particular trial/revelation at this moment.) Those who refuse to be merciful (rather channel mercy) and forgiving.
You will not be exalted. (For you refuse to exalt Elohim in how you behave)
(Wow! You, Elohim, refuse to purify them, cleanse them! And they believe they are already above, having no idea how much higher they could go.)
(And showing me why I have & continue to rise in rank, My Commander 😚)
V5 “He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil,
(Many tell on (gossip about) people they ‘act-like’ friends with…for what? Kudos? Fame, of some sort?)
V6“But He has made me a byword of the people,
V6 And I am one at whom men spit.
And the word is Christian! 😁
V8 the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
Ain’t innocent no more (about some things)! (We learn 2 Timothy 2:4 very well)
V10 “But come again all of you now,
For I do not find a wise man among you.
(Grammar Nazis? Whatz up!) 😄
V11 My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
See! Ya’ll really believe what you say or do, will change me? In what I say or do? PLEAZE! Elohim…what He has done, to me, is worst than you can even imagine! Let alone DO!
So you think your criticism can, does…? Overshadow His?
Lol! I mean, I sit here, obviously suffering, from/because of obedience to Yeshua, the Holy Spirit, Elohim, Himself!
And you believe anything you say, can even be heard, over THAT? 😆
You think, you can chastise me better than Him?
Because you choose to take on the job of the Holy Spirit, one He did not grant permission for you to do…
Because you refuse to stop chastising me, in my pain (you refuse to help or stop).
I do indeed regret to remind you…
As you have done, so shall happen to you.
(and not by me, by the way)
Only the enemy behaves this way. The devoid.
12 “They make night into day, saying,
‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.
(Yes! The more unmerciful you are, the more, Elohim brightens my day! Hallelujah! 😁)
The more I am grateful Thou art humbling me! (Crucifixion humbles ya, big time!)
Keeps coming up!
Whenever someone else makes a mistake, the people around them never let them forget it?!
Bringing up stuff that happened when they were 7?
I thought that is what Mother’s we’re for! (LMBO! 😁:-D Just saying, if a guilt trip is to be laid…(oh reminds me of what Jewish Mothers are known for! (Ya’lls need Yeshua, like for realz!)
(Must mention, this is not for repeat, serial, back to back offenders! Not as an excuse anyway! We can forgive, yet not be there for it to happen again!)
LET IT GO!
The Lord is showing me one of my strong points! (Hallelujah)
Especially when it comes to my own mistake!
(Cause there is another reason why people continue bothering you about it, cause IT BOTHERS YOU!)
(If you have truly let it go, most people stop bothering you about it, after a few times of seeing it doesn’t bother you!)
One of my strong points, in dealing with other people’s messes too!
A thing many do not know about me, assuming I am like them! 😀 (alhumdulillah) 😀
Thaddeus 10, DOL 1
People used by the devoid, try to bring you down with constant reminders of one’s faults, the harping on it… signature of the Accuser!
People prefer a lie, a comfortable lie, vs the truth, especially a real uncomfortable truth.
“Why are some people offended by truth, even if it is spoken or acted out in love?”
there are plenty of people who are offended by truth even when it is lovingly presented.
Unfortunately, in the spiritual world, some people view the narrow nature of truth as “narrow mindedness.”
(They are not walking in the Holy Spirit then.)
The Bible itself confirms that the spiritual world is very narrow
doing things the wrong way spiritually usually has very delayed consequences.
(Speaking directly to my circumstance Lord! Hallelujah!)
it is essential for each of us to work hard to discover what is and what is not true
There are great blessings for obeying the truth, and serious consequences for denying it.
There are many verses on lying, yet the one I saw clearly, I cannot seem to find now!
(I find that interesting as of late! I believe the Holy Spirit is allowing me to ‘see’.)
Speak the truth, the uncomfortable one, about yourself, not just others!
Truth without love…is it really truthful?
When one’s words are correct, yet the spirit behind them is not!
I cry because I am sick of my words being twisted in such a way!
People assuming I am coming from such an ugly place!
I cry because…
What kind of mind, what kind of heart does it take, to think that way?
(Blackman, Blackman, why do you not forgive yourself?)
Why do people WANT to think negative of others?
I cry because of that!
There is no escape, since I am surrounded by such!
I desire not to speak around such evil hearts!
I’ve even considered…
I am judged by how I look and recently I have noticed how really nice looking women are perceived, how the majority are…
That I am perceived as such, as well.
I have never operated based on my looks!
I have been made aware of them and not in good ways.
The Lord allows me to be free, with my looks for the first time in my life!
To be comfortable with my looks, when others are not.
To not hide!
Like I use to.
The truth presses upon me until I release it!
Aware of possible ramifications, before I even speak it (hallelujah)
Should I fear that more than…
Where is my focus?
Off Elohim, away from Yeshua…
Make the Holy Spirit happy!
Keep Him happy (in love) with me.
Bump everything else!
You will find many blessings standing on such truth!
I have survived spiritual stoning (came out with injuries too).
May this time be oh so different!
In Yeshua’s holy name, I pray, amen.