Let us get a hold of this reality; Abba, the King of the Universe, is MORE THAN SUFFICIENT, that is what we need to KNOW from the depth of our beings….IF we really get a hold on that truth, we discover we can do all things, because He is acting with us. We can forgive, we can be calm and keep our peace. We CAN love our enemies. We can do GOOD to those who hurt us, and refrain from doing any evil against them because; Our only protection is found in obedience to Abbas instructions and we are safe in HIS protection alone.
Consider Abbas grace and forgiveness to us, this is one of THE most significant aspects of being created in His image, that we reflect the loving and forgiving heart He has shown to us. If we as believers, understood nothing more (in-depth) than truly understanding how critical our acts of forgiveness really are to our joy and to Yahweh’s fulfilled purposes in us, we would make EVERY possible effort for healing and reconciliation with every persons who asks for our forgiveness and reconciliation. We, (as I once did in unintentional ignorance) bring such unnecessary sorrow into our lives by not applying our heart to having our minds changed and obediently forgiving others.
The awareness of our own ‘sin sickness’ and the humility that allows a place for the love that must be awakened in us, proceeding forgiveness, is evidence that we sincerely love God.
I’m convinced that anyone (especially a husband or wife) that enters into a covenant while still entertaining lust and flirtation with others, is much like Nahash the ammonites offering of covenant.He offered Jabesh Gilead a covenant on the condition that he might first put out the right eye of Jabesh and all of his army and bring them reproach. 1 Samuel 11
In all sincerity this is true of any truce breaker. The family member who moves in next door, and never ceases to speak ill of you and fault find, whatever you do to love. We need so much to be what Abbas word calls us to be, and not emulate the sin sick world, with it’s needs to “one up”, or feel in control of others because of our fears.
As we begin to actually appreciate and realize what our Yeshua has done for us, we become humbled and more than willing to forgive. We become eager to seek HIS wholeness in EVERY area of our lives, and seek obedience in ourselves, because we see what ignorant, blind fools we have been.
I am speaking of the wholeness Yahweh intends, the wholeness that brings forth the KINGDOM of HEAVEN within us, not our puny self defended version. More often than not, the need for surrender to growth, hurts our pride, that need humbles our human nature, so we balk. But the pain of replacing pride with truth and repentance has to be more desirable than remaining in the same blindness we have always had.
Abbas love for us does not mean we will never have anything but sunshine and lollipops.
We Err to believe peace is the absence of suffering, or that pain is necessarily a bad thing in this life. One day there will be no more need for it…but for now pain serves us in important ways. Sometimes, Yahweh uses pain in our lives as a catalyst, not because He wants us to suffer, but because we can come to the end of ego and to find REAL life! The ego was once described to me as E-dging, G-od, O-ut…BOY, that sure fits our disobedient attitudes!
I have often said that one of 2 headings will describe our walk, every “believer” fits under either; 1. Those who serve the Maker. 2. Those who expect the Maker to serve them.
Sadly, many people are so enslaved to the prevailing evil attitude that denies Abbas power in this generation, that they prefer, even nurture their miserable state, feeding it with gossip and re-telling whatever they can use to justify themselves and keep bitterness alive and screaming.
Make no mistake this misses the mark of our high calling and is therefore, SIN. Sin having its perfect work in our lives produces death. Every single unkindness we keep alive is death at work.
Let us change our minds and agree with our gracious Father, putting aside all malice, all bitterness, which is our own destruction.
Brothers and Sisters, Let us rather, take HIS nature upon ourselves, putting away every word and every lie of the enemy, that would keep us ‘outside’ of The Perfect peace that passes all understanding. May we let our minds be washed by the water of HIS word and become free from our own FEELINGS.
Some people SAY they have forgiven, while refusing any place for openness or love. But this is not truth, because Abba has the power to do great & mighty things in ANY relationship where both parties come before Him with love and a contrite heart. ANYTHING less, has a form of Godliness while denying His power. This so called “forgiveness” the “injured parties” claim, is not trust or love for the Father, nor is it true understanding of what Yeshua has done for us. This a perfect example of serving our pride of life, and leaning to our own understanding. 99% of the time, those who refuse love to others, have over-looked their own faults, while magnifying the sins of others. My fervent prayer is that the fullness of the Kingdom will awaken in His true children here and now. Selah!
THE RE-NEWED COVENANT & THE CIRCUMCISED HEART:
So, let us not continue in false knowledge or misunderstanding of Yahweh’s path of light.
It is time for us to discern that the only way our scripture study can lead to proper understanding about how to walk in the perfect law of Liberty, and for proper understanding of what the prophets foretold: is if we understand that NONE of these instructions can be kept without a “circumcised” heart. They never could be, and they can not be today.
Many people believe that the concept of circumcision of the heart is strictly a “NEW TESTAMENT concept. This is incorrect, we can read in Jeremiah 4:4,Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, And take away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury come forth like fire, And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.” In part, their evil was trying to do the works without the true heart, and expect they would be considered HOLY, but Abba says NO WAY! If it is not with a heart of love our works amount to wickedness. We are created with Yahs purpose to always turn to the light of Abbas provision. WE ARE MADE TO show HIS GLORY! In fact, the Hebrew word for “WICKEDNESS” pertains to us being used for some purpose outside of the Abbas design for us. Yahweh has always used His word to correct us and woo us back to what we are supposed to be. Yeshua is the flesh and blood proof of this forever love and Chesed (grace) poured out for us.
It has always been Abbas heart, and so have any things that have been taught as strictly New Testament. Clearly, we must FIRST; Love YHWH our Elohim with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, so that we can love our neighbor as (if he was) our self. All of Abbas Law hinges on these 2 commandments, the 2 commandments do not undo all the others, but are essential for being able to keep Yahweh’s forever instruction for abundant life. If you do not love His commandments, you hate your own life, and you do not understand His word is LIFE.
The Christian says, “I am lawless as I do not keep the LAW”
But it is written, “And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming” (2 Thes 2:8)
Everything that is about The Creator of the Universe is about “LIGHT”. His Law is the light to our path, this is why I have named my webpages The living Light. Nothing is a better picture of our God than being the Father of Lights. Yet His list goes on and on, telling us from one voice to another about His nature;
1 John 1:5 CJB
And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him – none!
Psalm 118:27 CJB
ADONAI is God, and he gives us light. Join in the pilgrim festival with branches all the way to the horns of the altar.
John 3:21 CJB
But everyone who does what is true comes to the light, so that all may see that his actions are accomplished through God.”
1 Corinthians 4:5 CJB
So don’t pronounce judgment prematurely, before the Lord comes; for he will bring to light what is now hidden in darkness; he will expose the motives of people’s hearts; and then each will receive from God whatever praise he deserves.
2 Corinthians 4:4 CJB
They do not come to trust because the god of the ‘olam hazeh has blinded their minds, in order to prevent them from seeing the light shining from the Good News about the glory of the Messiah, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:6 CJB
For it is the God who once said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has made his light shine in our hearts, the light of the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of the Messiah Yeshua.
Revelation 21:23 CJB
The city has no need for the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s Sh’khinah gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
I am convinced there are 2 kinds of believers; The ones who serve the Almighty, and the ones that expect the Almighty to serve them…which kind are you beloved?