Many today complain of lack of time, how rushed they are, how stressed out they are.
7 Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,“Today, if you hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
9 Where your fathers tried Me by testing Me,
And saw My works for forty years.“10 Therefore I was angry with this generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they did not know My ways’; As I swore in My wrath,
11′They shall not enter My rest.’”
The Peril of Unbelief
12 Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end, 15 while it is said,
“Today if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.”
Many do not believe they are commiting evil, by not putting Elohim first.
That they have plenty of time to put Elohim first.
Yet these same people claim not to have time, are stressed out and rushing around is gaining on them!
If you want more time, give more personal, quality time to Elohim!
For Hebrews 3:11 & Hebrews 4 says unrest is the peril of unbelief!
The Believer’s Rest
4 Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.
For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said,
“As I swore in My wrath,
They shall not enter My rest,”
Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,
He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before,
“Today if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”
Romans 8:12 has posted articles on hardheartedness before (search for hard heartedness or hardheartedness on Romans 8:12’s site for other articles, hard heartedness appears!).
Hardheartedness is also a curse from Elohim, for disobedience, which much of the world has today!
A person gaining more of the qualities of 1st Corinthians 13:4-8, is testimony to growth, new growth! Definately a closer connection with the Vine, Christ, Himself!
More opposition from people who do not even know you, can be another indicator of one’s effectiveness against the devoid.
Internally amazed at your own behavior, for the better, more Christ-like, is the best indicator of Elohim thinking of you as a believer! As obedient to Him. 😀
While others dance to things not of Christ (in His eyes), pray that they too, one day, not only experience His Peace, His Rest, while being alive, to also continue/remain in His Rest!
For the gulf is widening, the veil thickening between those who pretend belief & those who do not pretend!
Tis why the Holy Spirit has me reiterating His Rest!
For it is an urgent subject!
Since such urgency is being conveyed to me, by the Holy Spirit on this subject,
From past experience something really bad is coming & the only way to ‘weather’ it, will be in His Rest!
For the ‘unbending’ ones will break!
And may the believers be as the Palm Tree in a hurricane, firmly rooted & extremely flexible! Bubble Wrapped by Christ, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen!
(There are those who follow the Holy Spirit, yet have not verbally accepted Christ (& so one’s course/guidance from the Holy Spirit is not as clear, as it will be in Christ)…
Do not fear…He, Elohim will guide you closer to Him!
My darkest day without Yeshua, led me to Him.
May all true believers be included in His Rest, His Protection, His Strong Tower, during the coming storm, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen!
Any good deed outside of Christ falls by the wayside, becomes useless chaff:
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
i bear witness how every good deed i did/attempted, instead led to my downfall! My destruction!
In Christ? Everything i do towards Elohim, is magnified 7-70 times!
B.C. i became overwhelmed, lost, bitter, burned, etc.
A.D., when i become overwhelmed & i cry out and give up, giving it to Christ, i discovered how i was arrogantly trying to do it myself!
How i got in His Way!
What Christ has been trying to teach me all along made sense now, made more sense!
i am discovering why it is so important for us to respond ‘in Love’ at all times!
We are blameless then! Free from sin, in those moments! In Yeshua’s eyes!
i no longer hurt someone like me, B.C.! 😀 (Crush their spirit).
i am much less afraid of sounding like a ‘Jesus Freak’.
Of being considered one by those not in Christ currently!
For many so-called-in Christ (Christians) have already accused me of such!
And regardless of the non-acceptance, i delivered! As demanded by the Holy Spirit, by Christ Himself.
As reiterated by Christ many times, in different ways!
(Elohim’s way of expressing urgency, direness. He repeats Himself!)
He may say it gently.
When He says it, anything, more than once?!
Please take it to heart!
Those under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, already understand this!
i have discovered my very bad breath, is an answer to a prayer B.C.,
A very strong desire to be ugly instead, sometimes i wished i could tear off my face…
For my looks had/have too many jump to the wrong conclusions!
And i was sick of it! 🙂
Now, i see the benefit of being bait for Christ! ;-D
Being clear, unfettered bait, for Christ!
Currently fettered bait
(pic above, so links will not work)
A chain, enslavement, bondage bait!
And i want no fault or blame to be seen as i speak & walk in/of You, Oh Lord! 😀
i felt like Pinocchio, an unreal boy, begged to be ‘real’ to be normal.
Not appreciating the benefits of not being ‘normal’ until the Holy Spirit began talking to me, rescuing me, loving me! 😀
And so, i began with ‘self’, meaning those who claim Christ.
Today i begin with those who do not! Purposefully!
For we search for true believers (sheep) outside of Christ now, for they exist, as did i, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen! 😀
(Matthew 24, 2018 2pm PST)