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PEACE... A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

"I leave the gift of peace with you--my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don't yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts--instead, be courageous!" (John 14:27) These are  the same words Yehweh spoke to Joshua as he began taking the promised land for Israel! (read Joshua 1:8-9) As laid down lovers of Yeshua, we have peace in the chaos and trouble that abounds around us because we belong to a loving, merciful God! We possess a hope and the revelation of the Kingdom to share with others who are lost and searching for an answer in this hour. Our glorious destiny, from Paul's letter to the Romans, states he is convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us. The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God's glorious sons and daughters! Read Romans 8:18-30...What a time to be living!

REMEMBERING...

I read a poem recently that made me sit back and reflect on why God loves me so much. He gave me His WORD! Here is the poem by Andre Rabe ..."Long before the first line of scripture was penned on papyrus scroll, the Word, unwritten, existed as the mind of God. Before the books were gathered collated as sacred text, the Word, intangible, invisible,was planning, was ordering the ages that were to come. This Word predates the Bible, this Word predates creation, this Word is alive and active and speaking still today."  Psalm 23 says "He leads me beside still waters, and restores my soul" or "by the waters of reflection my soul REMEMBERS who I am." It's not so much revelation as it is REMEMBERING... "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..."(Jer 1:5)

PREPARING THE WAY OF THE LORD

Isaiah 40:3 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God." This is a verse that prophesied John the Baptist and His ministry of calling people to repentance; His prophecy was not a road project; but to prepare people's hearts!  (refer to John 14:6 "The Way"). As believers & lovers of Yeshua, we are familiar with the concept
of "preparing the way of the Lord'. God's perspective toward us is for us "to see" something about our self  that we don't normally see or are open to. His strategy has taught us that when it comes to growth and change, love prepares the way! Yeshua is ALWAYS preparing our way with love. His every response to us is love, nothing but love! When we allow ourselves to open up completely and begin to feel that love; we open up to the growth and change that Yeshua is gently preparing us for! Love is "The Way" that not only takes …

TRIALS TEMPTATIONS & TRIBULATION

"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12) Love inspires faith! No one promises us an easy life. In one way or another, we (believers) will have temptations, challenges or trials. We will face & go through crisis situations. The question is whether it's good for us or not. We all build a security framework around us. It's like building a structure & feeling good about we created. However, when something goes wrong, when there is a crisis, it breaks the false sense of security. Why is this?  God wants us to trust Him, and crisis helps us to grow up, to mature through the difficulty. The pressures we experience helps us to lean on God, to be open to the changes He wants to bring to our lives. Without crisis we could not grow; we would become stagnant & weak. These seasons of trials, temptations & tribulation can be more than…

THE BRIDE

Becoming the bride is the experience of the over-comer, one who has paid the price to become the bride and has endured & persevered to the end and has never given up! Becoming the bride is not a salvation issue, it's about an ongoing, intimate, loving eternal relationship with the King of kings. It is a daily dying experience that moves us to perfection with Him completing the work. He will only complete us with our permission and with our obedience. The beauty we experience is worth the price! Revelation 19:7 "let us rejoice and exalt and give Him glory because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come. And His bride has made herself ready."

SPIRIT UNITY

While "in the spirit" today I received a download on what we (the church and Americans) should be focused on... The 1st thing I experienced is identifying with what happened in the 1st church. They(the 120) were celebrating a feast of the Lord, "Day of First Fruits" or "Feast of Weeks".They had been praying together for ten days(they were with the risen Christ for 40 days before He ascended & they were in Jerusalem to wait & pray. Pentecost is 50 days after Passover, so.....10 days.) In Acts 1:14 it is recorded, "All of them were UNITED in prayer, gripped with one passion, interceding night and day."In Acts 2:1 it says they were together in "one accord" in agreement, one mind & purpose, unanimous, having group UNITY! We, as "the church" should be praying like this in UNITY especially now with what is going on our country & the world. Praying the frequency of "the wonderful works of God" (Acts 2:11) a…

HOLINESS

Leviticus 19:2 states "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them:You shall be holy for the Lord your God am holy." Qadosh is the Hebrew word for holy. It means set apart, sacred, clean, morally or ceremonially pure. Holiness is separation from everything profane and defiling; and at the same time, it is dedication to everything holy and pure. He (God) is called Qadosh, "the Holy One of Israel." Thus verse 19:2 can say, "you shall be qedoshjim [holy ones] for I...am holy."                                                                                                                                                  Be holy; Don't DO holy! Become a living arc of His Presence, one that displays His fruit and shares His gifts. "Be holy as I am holy." Love without holiness is earthly: holiness without love is lofty and external! Love and holiness must be married. It is the heart that makes us holy; not the rules we …