Matthew 5:21-22

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 Β©2000

I remember a Pastor’s Wife saying, “i don’t have any persecution.”

No tribulations.

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 …

Each time.


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.

The Ark.

That ship headed into the Perfect Storm.


Transformation is a bytch! πŸ˜€

Yet i choose my death!


over my soul dying, any day! πŸ™‚

For that pain has no end.

That numb, watching myself-can’t-stop-myself bs, pain.

Living hell.

Vs Living Heaven?

Walking Dead vs Flying Righteousness? πŸ˜€

Peace, Love & Mustard Greens! πŸ˜€

In Yeshua’s holy name, amen. πŸ˜€

Lessons Learned

  • To not yell at others after 2 or more days.
  • To not chase after those determined to leave (during Church service, etc)
  • Ministry is a marriage & Elohim doesn’t like divorce. (Especially when He put/placed you there).
  • Not staying in one place = wishy-washyness, difficult to recieve blessings.

And…what am i willing to stick with, through the good & the bad? (Where is my Faithfulness?)

Feeling weak? Too tired to keep standing? Etc? (Difficulties of any kind…)

Listen to My Favorite Psalms!

On the 4th night of no sleep, i got through it by listening to Ps 23, 42, 19, 57, 27 & 34 on repeat, playing in one ear!


It is like being married in an abusive situation. (My current situation)

One becomes free & clear in His Way!

To not retaliate in any form.

To not be a victim in any form.

How does one do that/this?

Lessons Learned….One i am implementing, pretaining to the 3rd Way!

The Way Christ would respond, have us respond, to the world!

(For surely it is abusive eh?) πŸ™‚

To learn to use the system (rules of society, etc) against itself! To learn to heap coals on another and be free of blame IN ELOHIM’s EYES!

To find that sweet spot & maintain it! Help it grow, keeping that flame alive!

The theme behind turn-the-other-cheek, take-my-shirt-give-my-cloak, coal-heaping verses!

They are all interconnected!

Not aggressive, not passive either, plus learning patience, with His Mercy & Grace!

For lately, the house has been quite or empty, during the day, allowing me to truly sleep!

Alhumdulillah ! πŸ˜€ Ty Yeshua! Ty Holy Spirit! Ty Elohim! My Father, My Protector, My Strong Tower! πŸ˜€

To completly rely on Elohim to cover me, when the person who was designated to do so doesn’t…

And inside begins to undercut everything/anything you/i do.

i am under the covering of Elohim Himself!

There are more with me than against me! (Hallelujah!) πŸ˜€

it may seem like it is just me. πŸ˜€

Yet i stand, with much human oposition.


So help me Elohim!


i keep my arms propped up with Psalm 23, 42, 19, 57, 27 & 34! πŸ˜€

Spiritual Warfare love! At its best!

No weapon formed against me shall prosper!

No trap laid for me shall prosper!

You (nor i) am in control of this situation! This is ALL Elohim!

<pulling out popcorn> πŸ˜€

All set to watch Your Glory Lord! πŸ˜€

Keep It Coming! πŸ˜€

In Yeshua’s holy name, amen! πŸ˜€

but the slave has already made their point. They have shown you that they are a human person with dignity and worth. You don’t own them, you cannot control them, and they do not submit to your rule.

Jesus’ instruction not to resist evil and to turn the other cheek transforms from an instruction to accept injustice into a challenge to resist systems of domination and oppression without the use of violence.Β 

Jesus is telling his followers to find creative, active, and nonviolent ways to assert their humanity and God’s love in the world!

even when we have no social, political, or economic power, we can still find ways to stand our ground, take control of the power dynamic, and cause people in power to see us in a new light without using violence. To do so is truly to be a citizen for public justice.

Without me actively striving to do this, the Lord is showing, guiding me how! πŸ˜€ With His Love, Mercy & Grace! Hallelujah!

The ‘striving’ i do is in my entreaties of Him, my desire to remain in that closer relationship!

So i am being gently curbed from my impatience! πŸ˜€

Gently curbed from my anger!

Protected from despair!

Shown another way! Everytime!


Ty Yeshua! From the bottom of my heart! TY! This is why i love You so!

You are so good to me!


(Matthew 19! πŸ˜€ Fri, Shemesh 1, 7:56a PST)