Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.’ JUDGES V.51.
So may all your enemies perish, Lord!
But may all who love you be like the sun
when it rises in its strength.”
Then the land had peace forty years.
Is Deborah’s aspiration fulfilled about me? Let each of us ask that. ‘As the sun when he goeth forth in his strength’ — would anybody say that about my Christian character? Why not? Only because the springs have run low within is the stream low through the meadows. Only because the love is cold is the light feeble.
There is power in sunlight as well as radiance. On that truth the prophetess especially lays a finger; ‘as the sun when he goeth forth in his strength.’
So we come to this thought: The true love of God is no weak, sentimental thing, such as narrow and sectional piety has often represented it to be, but it is a power which will invigorate the whole of a man, and make him strong…
Apostle of love was a ‘son of thunder,’ (there are two Sons of Thunder-James and John- John is spoken of here)
If you love God, you will surely be strong, as well as an emotional and affectionate Christian.
That energy is to be continuous and progressive.
(very stupid, arrogant, sexist and racist is this Exposition-link below)
(i copied some of the least incriminating parts-
As a Prophetess myself-one very much like Deborah (present-future, not far future, a lot closer)
There are things we are aware of, yet do not mention or explain.
We are very much aware of multiple meanings, etc.
Yet we are required to speak only of that in which the Holy Spirit wants us too!
There is always more, understanding beyond words, someone this Alexander Maclaren, obviously doesn’t understand.
For instance it is obvious to us how the sun affects the Earth and everything on it!
We do not need ‘science’ to tellus this!
Those who can ‘see’ Elohim in everything, already see things science still hasn’t discovered yet!
The Holy Spirit does this for anyone close to Him. Close in their heart.
Words uneccessary for those who can see!
i say see, for those who can hear as well!
Alexander Maclaren disses Deborah throughout the exposition, which means he, Alexander, was dissing Elohim Himself!
Trivalizing her, there is no need to ‘add’ further words, to make it more meaningful, more sacred!
Definately envious, this Alexander Maclaren is of Deborah, putting her in her place no doubt!
Shaming her passionate backing of Jael, when it was the Holy Spirit speaking through her!
Which of course, makes many haters, even through time!
This is a prime example of what i mean by, “The Bible has been interpreted from the Hebrew & Greek from sexist, racist, white males.”
Just like Alexander Maclaren!
New translations need to be made from the original language by many groups which aren’t sexist, racist and lovers overs of homosexuality & fornication!
This is why it need not just be one group of people!
Synagogues back in the day, were allowed to form temples with others like themselves!
They came together during large functions.
This we do not do!
We get too angry & controlling of the way another believes in Christ on a daily basis! Which really isn’t any of our business!
Our business is saving lost sheep, not corralling!
With love, spreading the Word to those dying without it!
Not controlling people, sharing!
This is what makes strong sheep! Like Mountain Sheep, called Rams, we then become!
Yeshua being our only Shepherd , wild, yet contained in Christ.
Free, yet He is Our Husband!
This is whyYeshua will go after just one! Following the Holy Spirit!
Instead of maintaining the sheep, get new ones!
The love and zeal of Christ, of the Holy Spirit is our fence?
No need to physically guard, when are hearts are with Christ?
For there is a natural, unseen hedge, around all those who keep giving their hearts to Christ! 🙂
Then it is easier to hear the Holy Spirit help those who stray, when we are more concerned with our own joy in Christ! 😀
We cannot make people ‘drink’ deeply, by manipulating them into staying by the water cooler (church).
We cannot make people see & hear the Holy Spirit.
We can only offer, assist.
One who is walking in their spirit already sees this and may remember when that was them.
There are many who have been harrassed into a simulation of Christ.
Many like this Alexander Maclaren who stab Christ in the heart, regularly and never repent, do not grow, jealous of others growth.
For i am grateful to recieve You Lord, like the noonday shemesh! 😀
Nothing overshadowing me.
Sometimes i do feel that way.
Yet it is something bigger than a person or the Church.
He takes that weight from me, when i remember to let it go, to ask Him to.
Yes, sometimes i get really botheredby the tenacity of the devoid, the sickness of the motivation.
He reminds me that no one, nothing is as patient as He.
In other words, Elohim is beyond tenacious, there really isn’t a word to explain it.
Faitfullness. Omniscient faithfulness! 😀
We are pouty spolied brats, sometimes.
i admit i am & part of me enjoys the fact that ican be! With Him!
i recognize a tantrum, because of the Holy Spirit! 😀 Hallelujah!
i get to pout, stomp my feet and whine sometimes.
For i was never allowed to. Plus, i grew up too fast, too soon!
i get to be a child with my Father and i get Wisdom because i trust Him that much! 😀 (i love You Elohim!) 😀
Hopefully you will too, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen! 😀
Loving Beyond Limits
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:8
Perhaps you’ve heard someone in a failed relationship say, “We always loved each other, but we just couldn’t get along.” They may have loved much, but they didn’t know how to love well.
First Corinthians 13 is great counsel on how to love well in marriage. Loving well is the most essential ingredient for even the most spiritual people. For one thing, loving well brings music to our words (see verse 1). In times of trouble, we can be suspicious of the things our spouse says to us. If our actions don’t show love, words of love will only clang in our hearts. But loving behavior makes even our most mundane conversations melodic.
Similarly, loving well adds muscle to our faith (see verse 2). It doesn’t matter what kinds of obstacles we overcome or what kinds of insights we have; without acting in love toward those closest to us, even the greatest spiritual accomplishments turn to dust.
Finally, loving well brings value to our sacrifices (see verse 3). In marriage, we often sacrifice for our partner, but there can be a point at which we start keeping track of what those efforts cost us. When we love well, even the smallest sacrifices become treasures rather than points scored.
Verses 4–7 are practical reminders for marriage.
Verse 4: When he is thoughtless and inconsistent, “love is patient.” When she hurts you, “love is kind.” When other couples have what you want, love “does not envy.” When you were right and he was wrong, love “does not boast.” When you did a better job than she did, love “is not proud.”
Verse 5: When you know your spouse hates it when you are habitually late, love “does not dishonor others.” When no one thinks of you—your needs, your feelings, your desires or your rights—love “is not self-seeking.” When you’ve had a long day and you’re tired, or when she seems to be taking potshots at you, love “is not easily angered.” When your spouse doesn’t say “I’m sorry” for some offense, love “keeps no record of wrongs.”
Verse 7: When he or she is taking a pounding from the world, your love, like a roof overhead, “protects.” When you’ve been hurt or disappointed or betrayed, love “trusts.” When no one notices how much you care or how often you cry, love “hopes.” And when your love has been abused and questioned, when the door has been slammed in your face, when you’ve been completely ignored, love “perseveres.”
Of course, if we’re honest with one another, we have to admit that none of us measures up to the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13. No matter how much we love our spouse, loving well is too hard for us. That is why our relationship with Christ and the infilling of the Holy Spirit are so crucial. The Lord expects us to do our best—to throw our hearts and wills into all aspects of loving well. But when we’ve reached the limit of our ability, stunted by our sinfulness and weakness, we can pray for grace to do better. God can dial down our selfishness, release us from our insecurities and scorekeeping, and refresh our delight in our partner, so that we can begin to know the blessing of loving well.
(I was speaking with the Lord about my inability to Love past the pain (years later, bitterness develops). Read Beauty SS 7:10’s Love Dare: Day 4 post…
This, above is His response (found in my email today, from BibleGateway.com).