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Shepherd the flock 1Peter 5

November 12, 2018 Pause-Cafe You have failed and feel deep shame. How can God ever use you again? I’ve been a failure. So has Peter. So was Judas. What was the difference in their responses?

Judas went to men to right his wrong. The religious men he went to could care less about Judas’ heart. They cared about the money, but not Judas. The result of going to religious leaders for redemption was suicide. What was different for Peter?

Three times after Y’shua-Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing Him. This was after Peter said he would have his Lord’s back and was even ready to fight to the death for Him, but then, after Peter took his first swing of his sword, slicing off an “enemy” ear, Y’shua stopped him and healed the man that Peter cut. Later that same night, Peter denied even knowing who Y’shua is. But a relative of the man Peter cut with his sword, a witness in the garden, said, “I saw you…” (Luke 22: 54-62 and John 18:15-27)

But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, ” Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.  Luke 22:60-62

There is no evidence that Peter went to any man to ease his pain.

In my life I have done both, I’ve gone to my pastor with my pain and I have gone to the throne of grace. I’m here to tell you that religious men have all kinds of answers for hurting people, good answers, but the only relief I’ve ever found is in Y’shua. As a teacher, all I have to give you is Him.

1 Peter chapter 5, #NTin2018   To the elders: shepherd the flock

What happened next? Judas was overcome with despair and hung himself. Peter was also in despair. He was among other believers, disguising his depression with the grief they all felt. When the initial report of the resurrection came, Peter ran to the tomb, but no one was there. But Y’shua did come to Peter, according to 1 Corinthians 15:5 He went to Peter before he went to anyone else.

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.”   John 21:15

Peter closes his first epistle with a word to the elders, shepherd the flock of God… as a fellow elder and witness to the suffering of Christ, suffering that he knew he himself had intensified and that he had looked directly into the face of (Luke 22:61), he exhorts, elders to Shepherd the flock of God.

Shepherding, at the basic level, has to do with guiding the flock to good food and watching for predators. Shepherding isn’t just seeing what is being eaten or knowing where the predators are, it is knowing who is missing, who is wounded and what to do about restoration of a healthy flock. It is knowing about the glory that follows forgiveness, as Peter well knew. Peter was there when Y’shua said, “I AM with you always…” (Matthew 28:20) In his agony, Peter was not alone, there was a time to weep before Y’shua let him know he was there, (1 Corinthians 15:5) Peter also knows the “glory that is to be revealed” 1 Peter 5:1

He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, ” Shepherd My sheep.”    John 21:16-17

Pigs can eat anything. Shepherds of sheep need to be careful that sheep do not eat trash. Trash looks good! It looks like brightly colored cereals or “just add hot water” to Styrofoam cups of fried noodles. It looks like New Age magic (theology) and pagan holidays (cleaned up with Biblical names and places) Trash is for pigs.

Shepherds should know what is good by experience and lead by example. Failure and the soul sickness that follows does not disqualify a man from being a shepherd of God’s flock. Failure is an element of training for shepherds. Responding to Y’shua after a season of weeping actually qualifies a man before God because it builds compassion and is the strong motivation to not sin that sin again. The message Peter shares with the elders is that they check their motives for being a pastor of God’s flock. Is it for the money? Is it for power over people? That is not love.

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, ” Tend My sheep.   John 21:17

There is no place for pride It is to the humble that glory is revealed. I find it interesting that Y’shua did not ask Peter to love the sheep. Affection usually comes naturally. We are called to be supernatural. He asked Peter about his love for Y’shua, not for the sheep. For the love of Jesus, shepherd the flock. Don’t point them to yourself when they are in agony of soul. Be an example, but show them who you follow. Pray with them, insist that they pray for them self, to build confident faith.  In your zeal, do not insist that they like what you like, vote how you vote, wear what you wear or work where you work. That is pride. But turn their eyes to the Great Shepherd. Direct them to put anxiety in his lap, encourage the lambs. Remember that our battle is not against the lambs but against the wolf, the force of wickedness, who roars like a lion (as one who pretends to be The Lion of Judah in order to devour the flock). Pray for One another. Remember elders, you are shepherds, not saviors. Tend Y’shua’s lambs by guiding them to the Great Shepherd. Weep with those who weep. After the tears have drained from the wounded lamb, then shepherd, point them to where you found grace…

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.     1 Peter 5:10-11

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Debs… singing AMEN in Everett, Washington

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5 NASU

If you have time, read Psalm 30, It could have been called Peter’s Psalm… or Deb’s, or yours.

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If it was easy…

November 9, 2018 Pause-cafe 1st Peter Chapter 4 is like getting a chance to ask my hardest questions to an Apostle who has real-time answers to this life in Christ. #NTin2018

I like purpose statements. They are direct and generally easy to find in a passage. There are a couple of key words that tell me I am looking at one of them. Baptist pastors are almost famous for the saying, “When you see the word ‘therefore’ find out what it is there for.” Therefore is usually a flag word pointing out a purpose statement. Another is “so that…” Purpose statements tell me “why”. Sometimes knowing why is enough, but I am me, so sometimes a purpose statement leaves me with more questions. I suspect Peter was a man with questions. He is also a man with answers.

Chapter 4 opens with a purpose statement.

Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose   1 Peter 4:1a

Seriously? Arm myself with suffering? Not with a gun or even a sword for cutting off random ears? Why?

Peter answers that question. Answers to questions are usually easy to find. They usually have one of two flag words. One is “because” and the other is “for” (which means because when an answer is given). The trick is to figure out the question being asked. It is a little like playing Jeopardy, the TV game show where players are given the answer and must respond with an answer in the form of a question.

because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,    1 Peter 4:1

Why are we not to be frightened or repulsed by suffering? Because when we have suffered we stop choosing sin.

The flag word “for” shows up two more times in the first paragraph of 1 Peter 4. The next “for” does not seem like an answer to me, just a point of fact. “For the time already past was sufficient (for you to live the life of a teenage heathen, vs 3)” The next “for” (ESV, NASU) does answer a question, it is a fairly simple answer, but the question seems complex. Verse 6 has to do with wondering why unbelievers can party it up but we who choose life in Christ are asked to “suffer.” The answer is all about the next life, after our body dies and releases our spirit or soul. The short answer is, believers go to glory and those who do not believe the truth must eternally pay the price that Messiah (Christ) paid for we who believe. Not such a bad deal.

The next purpose statements are in verses 7 and 11. Be of sound judgement (study to know the Word) and sober spirit (clear thinking) for the purpose of prayer. The paragraph is all about the fellowship of believers and how we interact on earth. We are to support each other, be patient when we fall (and we all do fall), not to pass judgement but to pass forward the love of Y’shua-Jesus that he lavished on us! So that (a flag word for a sub-purpose statement, in support of the purpose statement)...in all things Christ may be glorified! What do we pray in order to glorify Christ? Matthew 6:10 “Thy (YHVH) will be done”. And like Christ himself prayed, “Not my will but Thine (Matthew 26:39)

The next supporting purpose statement tells me why I should not fear suffering (verse 13), the glory of YHVH (God) rests on believers. If it did not, the enemy would not be interested in you, dear warrior. We have been judged, we are being sanctified (the answer in verse 17).

The final purpose statement sums it all up.

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.   1 Peter 4:19

I challenge you beloved believer, pause and give thanks to the Almighty for whatever it is that causes suffering in your life. But be careful, if you are suffering for your sin, the correct response is to repent. But if it is for righteousness, rejoice. The reward is eternal joy!

Deb September SelfieDebs …rejoicing in Everett, Washington.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in YHVH with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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What Hinders Prayer?

1 Peter chapter 3     #NTin2018

November 8, 2018 Through the fuzz of my fever I heard someone on ROKU tell me, Don’t stop praying! Sin hinders prayer. Daniel had to wait 20 some days to know his prayer was answered because of sin in the land. America is soaked with the blood of our pre-born infants… keep praying and watching. BOOM! Wish I knew who said that so I could give credit where credit is due.

So there I was, reading through 1st Peter 3 when the phrase jumped up to greet me again.

You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.    1 Peter 3:7

There was a season in my life when this chapter would have been all about being a good wife and doing all I could to persuade my husband to believe the Word. Hallelujah! I can testify that The Word is truth and is powerful… not because I am a good wife but because God’s word is true… but enough of that (I tend to chase every rabbit trail I come to) and on to prayer.

What hinders prayer? Y’shua-Jesus taught us to pray, “…Thy will be done…” (Matthew 6:10b) He prayed this prayer himself, “not my will, but Thine be done” (Matthew 26:39). How do you know the will of God? Do you follow your own heart? If the prophet Jeremiah is correct (and he is), your heart will deceive you, don’t follow your heart! (Jeremiah 17:9) How do you know the will of God? Read the Word of God. Don’t just take your pastor’s word for what it says, you read and obey it directly.

Just in 1 Peter 3:8-9 we are instructed that the will of God is to…

  • be harmonious, be of One mind: As believers our mind should follow the same path, Y’shua is our lead, it is his thoughts on life that we are to follow. Bill Gothard said, learning to see life from God’s perspective is wisdom for us.
  • be sympathetic, having compassion one of another: we might say, walk a mile in my shoes.
  • be brotherly, love as brethren: be that believer who loves believers just because they believe. Christ does not love me because of merit, I don’t get to just love believers who are lovely to me.
  • be kindhearted, pitiful: to show affection. We all stumble through life. When someone is kind to me it changes me.
  •  humble in spirit, courteous: believers need to be approachable. Not a single one of us is too important to not have an attitude that is kind when interrupted.

This is the short list. I suspect Peter just jotted it down. But it was the same Peter, who witnessed the transfiguration, who (if only briefly) walked on water, who was ready to die with Y’shua but instead cut off a man’s ear, who was instructed three times to express love for Y’shua by feeding his Lord’s sheep, and who saw the resurrected Lord ascend into heaven. He was one of only a few who would seem to be at the pinnacle of the Christian social ladder. What need is there for him to instruct anyone to be harmonious or kind? Peter was also the One who denied his beloved Lord, not once, but three times. No one would have thought less of Y’shua if he was less then kind to Peter, or if His pride said, ‘Peter sinned against Me, he can come to Me if he wants forgiveness, I’m not going to him.’ But that is not what happened. Christianity is not cut-throat, it is brotherly and sympathetic. It is family and we are to love our family… that our prayers are not hindered. How important is the basic love we are to have for One another? Even before Y’shua taught us how to pray, He said…

“Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.    Matthew 5:23-24

Sin is a big deal. But we are a people who have been forgiven. Even so, Peter knows what it means to be human, he knows what it like to have someone stomp on his toes, remember when he thought that forgiving a brother seven times was generous? (Matthew 18:21-22)

For me, the point, the bottom line, is to have the mind of Christ, getting his living word from the paper and leather book in my lap to the throne of my heart. I need forgiveness and I must forgive.

So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh–  for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.    Romans 8:12-14

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.    Romans 12:1-2

First Frost November 8, 2018 That your prayers not be hindered. It starts at home but it covers the whole world.

Debs in Everett, Washington, USA …feeling the joy of first frost. The farmer in me loves to experience the changing seasons. Appreciating wool socks and bright colored quilts to snuggle in while I pray.

 

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Living Stones

1 Peter chapter 2 #NTin2018
November 7, 2018 Coming to YHVH (God)as a living stone, rejected by men , but choice and precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 2:4

Isaiah tells me that Y’shua-Jesus was despised and rejected by men (Is. 53:3) My beloved was despised and rejected. It is an honor to stand by his side. Living stone has the word engraved on the heart (2 Corinthians 3:3).

Living stone is for we who believe. Those who do not believe trip over the stone they have rejected. Living stone is used to build a spiritual house for spiritual worship. What a beautiful fellowship!

Debs in Everett, WA, with a fervor, stuffy head and a burning throat. Wishing I could write more of what Abba has given me today. Instead, I’ll give you a spring dog walk, the first video I ever filmed with my cell… and is it ever bouncy.

Missing Bomber Dear.

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More Precious then Gold

November 6, 2018 Pause-cafe For those of us who are doing #NTin2018 this year, today we start 1st Peter.

Peter said that Paul could be difficult to understand. There are moments when I feel that way about Peter, but when I slow down and think through what he is saying, I realize that he tends to quickly skip from subject to subject, but if I can skip with him, he is not at all hard to understand.

Resident Aliens: 1 Peter 1:1-2 is addressed to resident aliens, or as it was translated in King James, pilgrims. I love the America I grew up in. Today (Tuesday, November 6), to the best of my ability I am voting for the America that we used to sing God’s blessing on. However, if there is no “red wave” and the America I once knew sinks into socialism, it will not be a disaster. As a believer in Y’shua (Jesus) I am a resident alien, a Pilgrim. The writer of the book of Hebrews put it this way…

All these (the children supernaturally conceived by Sarah) died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles (Piligrims) on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:13-16

November is the month when Americans give thanks and remember the pilgrims with cute candles and a fancy dinner. Thanksgiving seems to be known as the day of the year to suffer through family dinner in competition with collage football and preparations to go shopping for stuff. I think we may have forgotten who the pilgrims really are. But that is a subject for another time. For now, it is enough to remember that we are seeking something better then the America of our childhood. we who believe are looking for that heavenly home… today, where we are at this moment. That is who Peter writes to.

Distressed by various trials: 1 Peter 1:3-12 God tells his beloved children what he is going to do (Amir Tsarfati of “Behold Israel”) My heart may break if America is lost to socialism but we who believe still have hope! Meanwhile, Christians in Egypt are slaughtered, yet the world hardy notices. How can I say there is hope? It is because God, our Father, tells us what he is going to do.

There are popular “tweets” by someone who calls them-self “Q”. I suspect that he is popular because he gives insider information, and brings hope for America. But beloved believer, if you will read the profits of the Bible, that is just what God has been doing all along. He has a plan and we can trust that plan. “Q” is forever reminding us to trust the plan… how much more should we study and know the message of our God, to trust his plan?

So far, the trials of American Christians are not like the trials of Egyptian Christians. Even so, if we are willing to study the prophecies with as much zeal as many study the posts of “Q” then we could trust that the plan is “working” even when the world feels like it is spinning out of control.

The 5th chapter of James teaches pilgrims about the power of prayer. Our physical eyes do not see what is ours by faith, but prayer brings us to the throne of God, the place where faith is reality. Everything that is ours by faith is protected by our God, not by our vote. He is eternal and his values never change.

How then shall we live? The point of Peter’s first epistle (letter) is to encourage us how we pilgrims should live. As a child I remember learning that the Pilgrims left England for freedom to worship as they believed God called them to. According to the book, “The Light and the Glory” our American Pilgrims had a religion close to what I would call modern Messianic worship. Believers in Y’shua-Jesus who embraced the whole scripture, who kept the feasts of scripture instead of the pagan holidays the church has embraced. They left puritan England for freedom in Holland yet were forced to leave their beloved new home, Holland, because their children were picking up the ways of the Dutch instead of the ways of the Bible. That is why they came to America, that is why they endured, because they were looking for a better country. If they were looking for someplace comfortable, they could have gone back to England or Holland. America was not an easy place to survive.

What if, after the 2018 mid-terms, America again becomes a place that is not easy for believers to survive? Maybe there will be someplace else on this earth where people can go to live the life they are accustom to. Perhaps, with the 2nd amendment, we can force the USA to treat us with respect. Is that what we want? I do not, I cannot put my trust in a deadly weapon to settle an argument. The blood of my beloved was spilled to save me from this world, ruled, for now, by the Prince of the Power of the Air, the devil himself. I am looking for a place where Y’shua, Jesus, is King, even before he returns and reclaims the right to be king of creation, the very position the devil insists is his.

Therefore, I prepare my mind for action (1 Peter 1:13) by going to the Almighty through faith in the blood of my Savior. “Thy will be done.”

If tomorrow (November 7th, the day after the mid-terms) we discover that conservatives were not able to be politically victorious, and America sinks into a swamp of socialism, all will not be lost, we who believe are not doomed. We still have a beautiful, tangible hope. If the red wave does happen (meaning conservatives win this years politics), it will not mean that we are not saved. It is apparent that America plays no part in the end times. Y’shua is who saves us. Are you ready, no matter what power wins the most votes?

November 5, 2018 Debs Debs in Everett, WA

Knowing this… I was not saved by a ransom of cash, silver or even gold. Things are bought with money. Employees, who must earn their wage, are paid with money. Slaves are bought with silver and gold. But those who are loved, as I, as you, who are loved by God Himself, are worth dying for. We are bought with the blood of Y’shua. If my beloved asks me to follow him in spilling blood for the love I have for him, then by grace, I will follow, knowing that death could not keep him, and through him, it cannot keep me. He is my life! Hallelujah!

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To the final generation…

James chapter 5, #NTin2018

November 5, 2018 Ephemeride Two thousand and eighteen years. That is how long it has been since the angels told the believers…

Y’shua, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”  Acts 1:11b

Two-thousand, eighteen years later, we yet wait. But the promise is still a sure thing. Y’shua-Jesus is coming back for us. He promised that He would never leave us or forsake us. (Matthew 28:20 and Hebrews 13:5). Awesome! But where is He? How do I experience His presence? James chapter 5 tells us if we are willing to listen.

Before I let you in on the secret of James chapter 5, let me tell you what you must do.

Be patient and strengthen your heart. For the coming of our King is near. You may understand what it means to be patient, but what does it mean to strengthen your heart?

Strengthen, or (kj) stablish G4741 means to set your (heart or face) like flint toward the target (arrowheads were made of flint) Aim for the bull’s eye, your target, remembering that sin means to miss the target. Strengthen others to do the same. Let nothing distract you from hitting its goal.

I’ve done archery. It takes practice and determination and ever increasing strength. To look away from the target is to miss the mark. We are warriors! At my first reading of chapter 5 of James, I thought that hitting the target was the most important idea that James was communicating. But ‘strengthen’ isn’t the most repeated word of the chapter. The key repeated word of a chapter gives me a better idea of what the main idea is.

November 5, 2018 Pause-cafe

The word is prayer. 2,018 years after Acts 1:11, the way we are to live is by prayer and prayer fellowship.

  • 5:13a Are you suffering? pray.
  • 5:13b Are you cheerful? praise.
  • 5:14 Are you sick? Call the elders and they will pray for you.
  • 5:15 Prayer offered in faith restores the sick.
  • 5:16a Pray for one-another
  • 5:16b the effective prayer of the righteous can accomplish much.

Our example for effective prayer is Elijah. You remember Elijah, hated by the government, thought to be intolerant by those of other religions. He was a man who felt deeply discouraged by the rejection he endured and he was a man who was so sure that YHVH answers prayer that he kept sending Elisha back to look for a cloud that he could not see… until suddenly there it was, a cloud that so small on the horizon that he could cover it with his hand. As James describes Elijah, he is a man like us in nature. Hallelujah!

Did prayer make Elijah supernatural? I don’t think so. But Elijah knew that our God is supernatural and when we pray He answers with glory (a demonstration of supernatural divine power). But you may say, I’ve tried praying and nothing happened. Remember the first word of James 5 to the terminal generation… be patient. Still no answer (that you know of)? Do you know how to pray? Y’shua told us how in both Matthew 7 and Luke 11. He even told us what to pray. “Thy will be done.

November 5, 2018 Debs Set your face toward the target… and pray beloved brothers and sisters, pray.

Debs in Everett, Washington

Praying, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven… for thine is the Kingdom, and the glory and the power… no matter what my often impatient eyes seem to see.

Stand firm!

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This changes everything: James 1

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
James 1:2 NASU

October 30, 2018 Pause-Cafe Oh, joy, another chance to smile through my trial. Honestly, that is the sarcasm that came to my mind in the opening paragraph of the book of James. It seemed so cruel and lonely. How did I not know better? Something was lost in translation.

Consider is not from a word that means think about. The Greek word gives the idea that we “lead” with something.

Consider, G2233 hageomai (hayg-eh’-om-ahee) means “lead with” Here, it is to let joy (our strength, Nehemiah 8:10) lead us when we face temptation. It isn’t the same as thinking “oh, joy” when facing trials. (Zoehiates) to go first or to lead the way. iii Metaphorically, to lead out before the mind. (L&N) to so influence others as to cause them to follow a recommended course of action – ‘to guide, to direct, to lead.’ + he who takes the lead must be like the one who serves’ or ‘he who is the master must be like one who serves’ Luke 22:26; + ‘being guided by the Holy Spirit’ Acts 15:29 + to rule over, with the implication of providing direction and leadership – ‘to rule over, to order, to govern, government, rule.’

Let Joy lead you to the battle front when faith is tested. That is very different from what I thought James was saying. The phrase, The joy of the LORD is strength comes from the book of Nehemiah, who had just read the lost book of Torah to the people of Israel. They were deeply grieved after hearing it. They knew how far short they fell. But the message of God was that they should celebrate, they should take care of those who could not prepare to celebrate. The day of trial was holy to the Almighty. Joy in Him would be their strength in living the Torah, not their demise! But how does that work?

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4, the devil comes to Y’shua-Jesus to “test” him. After fasting for forty days, Y’shua was honestly hungry, without a deli or hamburger joint in the wilderness, the devil reminded the Son of God that he could easily turn stones into bread… unless of course, he was not really Bene Elohiym, the Son of God. Would hunger control him or would faith? Faith! But what is faith?

Faith is the legal right to come before the throne of the Almighty because of the blood of Y’shua which has paid for our sin.

God did not lead Y’shua into temptation (hunger and the knowledge that he could probably take care of himself… have a look at Matthew 7:9) Faith brought Y’shua into the spirit realm, face to face with the unseen Almighty. It was the same for every trial he went through in the wilderness. The power of speaking the Word of God isn’t some kind of magic that brings the devil down (though it does just that) but a handle to connect us with the throne of grace! An anchor of hope!

What are you facing? where will you get satisfaction? Can you take care of your problem yourself? When Y’shua-Jesus was facing hunger that must have overwhelmed his mind, it was the devil who told him he could satisfy his hunger without going to God. The devil likes to tell us, “god helps those who help themselves.” That is not faith, and there is no power in what we can do (Isaiah 64:6), only looming disaster.

Deb October 30I challenge you to ask the Almighty for a Word to anchor to. This is the kind of help the the Holy Spirit specializes in! John 15:26

You may get an immediate answer, you may have to hang on for a while, but God will NEVER forsake you, you will get the help you need. I’d like to say “trust me,” because he gives me this supernatural help all the time… but let me say instead, Trust God, and go into your battle with Joy!

Debs in Everett WA, where the supernatural is the new normal.

 

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