Your Sunday Bread: No Peace but a Sword

TheWriteAmerica-Patriot-Devotional-Image-5_27_14 Today’s discussion is Peace, and we have heard scripture which enlightens us to seek peace. However, scriptures also give us an image of peace that does not come from the worldview of peace.

For example, when someone is fighting it requires a treaty of peace between the parties to become ‘peaceful’ again. However, for many, especially when we view how America got its start and to break away for Britain the citizens became rebellious, that is to say, the citizens of America no longer stood with or for what their forefathers represented.

In biblical view Yahusha is quoted as saying, “I come not for peace [or prosperity] but with a sword” which is direct, and great contrast to what we have been given that peace is among us.

He added, “I come to turn [or rather persuade] a mother against daughter, and a father against son, and a daughter n law against a mother n law [and] a man’s enemies will be the members of his household”. So then, in this instance, we get not peace but war for what is right.

Can anyone hear? That its not all smooth sailing in this, that there are going to be some changes made and it starts at home. Living set apart is rebellion against the normal of world view.

Today:

Seek peace and pursue it means peace in set apart living. Come back to Torah, but be warned that in doing so destroys what we believe peace to be.

For your hearing:

Matthew 10: 34

Your Sunday Bread: Your Deliverance Has a New Look

103805176_640The Way is Hard Pressed [leading to life], and, not many there are that find it (Matthew 7:14).

Deliverance has a new look.

Let’s talk today about how difficult it might be for us to keep our bearing. Scripture speaks of the Way in terms of struggle and pain during the walk. Hence, there is misconception brought about by those who deliver these messages of prosperities which has deceived us to the point that we do not look any place to find Yah, except in our wallets.

Then we should ask then what if our wallets are empty? Or what if our houses are substandard? What if we don’t own a car, or the car is in disrepair? What then are we to do with ourselves if the Way is prosperity which everyone seeks, then, where does that leave many of us who love the Most High?

Think again and consider what that means.

If people continue to take in the lie, then we begin to see this is the very reason why trust has been lost. Many people have lost trust in the Most High,  because no matter how they try there is still trouble, hopelessness, and struggle. Hence, what we need to do is look elsewhere, because the Way is hard pressed and not easy as in prosperity teaches.

See:

“Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. “Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed [or the way is afflicted] which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

Today: Press through the lies and hypocrisy of erroneous teaching and know that your answer is in the search of Truth in the Most High who says He will be found when we search with our whole [entire] heart. What that means is that He is not in our wallets as is the thing in the broad road to destruction.

For your hearing:

Matthew 7

Your Sunday Bread: Yah Give Me Strength so I can Pray?

wisdom-large-32 Chronicles 1:10  “Now give me wisdom and knowledge, so that I go out and come in before this people. For who is able to rightly rule this great people of Yours?” 

Many people, including myself when we hear someone speak of wisdom may think of this as being lessons learned. Or some of us see having grey hair as wisdom. Right? Every single thing we go through can be a lesson, though seemingly, some of us are lacking in the wisdom department of life.

I can attest, there are many hard knocks of life that have gained me much wisdom, or so I perceived, because frankly I thought I could see until I found out I was blind as a bat.

Let me explain, because that verse is not speaking of ‘street wise’.

Wisdom is more than the grey hair on our heads, and most certainly more than what we learned in the street. If there are those of us who have made it out of that safe and sound, still in one piece I commend you. Congratulations for dodging the bullet, because most certainly we have placed ourselves in some dangerous circumstances. Of course, not all people have been there and done that, so for you I say better safe than sorry doesn’t do much for those who are living on the dangerous side of the fence, however, there is a lesson for everyone to learn from someone else. So congrats to you too even if you are a scardey cat!

So wisdom is more than an experience gained, it is a skill gained from the experience. We should face the fact that not all experiences have gained us skill. Hence, we are still doing those things even though we know some of that is not good for us.

In fact there are a few things that wisdom is such as:

Skill. This type skill solves problems. Now I can say going to school teaches us many skills for on the job, however, this type wisdom can seek answers to probems where no man can think of. It is the case, this skill is from above. Ever been given direction from the Most High beforehand?

  1. Dexterity. The ability to think and act quickly in a situation, and or, cleverly. We use this in sports, or other activity. Sports fans should be able to relate to the skill it takes for that runner with the football to manuever past the opposition on the field.
  2.  Comprehension. Understanding, or rather, the act of grasping with the intellect, and knowledge gained.

Ok we gain some knowledge of the streets and know [in some instances what not to do]; however, even when we know what not to do we still do it because we have become skilled at it. Hence, wisdom can be applied to the bad or immoral behavior too. Call that stupidity. However, Wisdom for this occasion, and the type wisdom Solomon asked was that ‘His eyes be opened’ to see. This would entail that man has not this type wisdom, and never has asked because scripture says that Yahuah gave it to Solomon and there has never been a man before him or after with such. So then men are too smart, but without this type wisdom– street wise.

Today: I want to be taught by Yahuah. Don’t you? To do the right thing.

For your hearing:

2 Chronicles 1-3

Your Sunday Bread: Is Rah El?

1John2-15-16I was sitting here and the thought occurred that people take their sin lightly believing its not hurting anyone. Of course, it [the sin that so easily beset] feels good, otherwise, no one would participate would they?

In the Hebrew text there is only one word which describes that force opposite of good, or right and that is ‘rah’ which means something so disgustingly unpleasant that when in its presence one is face to face with a very distressful or injurious situation. According to the Hebrew definition this premise of ‘rah’ goes beyond what is reasonable [to imagine], or rather, what is predictable. In fact, in the Hebrew the term is such that there is evidence of malignancy there. Go see for yourself, that is, rah: Strongs G7451; and or, root ‘ra’ah’ H7489. Here we want to speak about the translation and the tendency that some of the power is lost when the word ‘rah’ becomes evil vs wicked. Let’s talk about this.

Accordingly, scripture tells us that the temptations appeal to our innermost senses, that is, (a) lust of the flesh, (b) lust of the eyes, and (c) the pride of life which all create in us ‘beastly’ personalities if not balanced with life in righteousness, or rather being led by Yah’s Spirit (Galatians 5:16). Then know that one is ‘rah’ if there is not the Ruach in us to help us through these temptations.

So then we note this term rah sheds light on our behavior, and one should ask why would Yahuah call us “filthy rags” if this were not so? In fact, one should question why the covenant was necessary in the first place, however, we have not questioned this and have set about to accept man’s terms over the Most High’s.

“Because all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.” (1 John 2:16). This is the new testament which some people claim gives premise to disobey. No, we have not called our idolatrous acts disobedience, however, this thing is so critical that people even upon seeing truth claim that the law is abolished. Have not people eyes to ear and see truth? Obviously not!Here is what happen when ‘rah’ became evil:

morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked

This definition is not explanatory since it doesn’t challenge one’s moral compass. What is it then which makes a person immoral according to the Most High? And if we never visit Torah how would we know it?Read: The first books [Torah], but Exodus 20 is a good guide.

Wicked:

morally bad
: having or showing slightly bad thoughts in a way that is funny or not serious
: very bad or unpleasant

Since we know that we love and like our sin then how can we identify with these definitions without explanation?For your hearing:”Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15). In essence, one should ask Is ‘Rah’ El?

Your Sunday Bread: Steadfast & Unmovable

saiKeep your eye on the prize. Know that the race is not given to the swift, nor is it given to the strong but to those who endure [hold on, hang in there, who do not give up and do not faint]. until the end.
“I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the mighty, nor even bread to the wise, nor even riches to men of understanding, nor even favour to men of knowledge – for time and chance meets with them all”. (Ecclesiastes 9:11).
So what that says today is that all have the same start, but unfortunately not all hang in there.
Today: Are you the one? Today are you the one who will hold on to the finish. It is well today, believe it.
For your hearing:
(1 Corinthians 15:58) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Master, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Master.

Your Sunday Bread: Escape or Excuse

download (1)It is a bunch of crock and bull to use the excuse ‘its a spirit’ concerning homosexuality, or rather, all sin for that matter. Well yeah, duhhh it is a spirit, but if we have authority to case out demons in the Name because these people are carrying a wicked spirit then why aren’t people able to cast those out?

In essence, we yell its a spirit, because we do not know what to do. Its like giving up, helpless, without hope and walking away.

Hence, here comes another excuse because people cannot get help which says they are born that way. Bull corn, fooey and boloney! No! Yah said male and female. So if someone is saying different that means they are lying to them self. A lie has to be thought of, convincing self to belief and then acted out. Then someone none discerning believes the lie too wanting to be well like, wanting to be a good parent, friend, not wanting to offend. People are tricked to unbelief. Because there is always a way out. Yah said it, he provides an escape (1 Corinthians 10:13), but we don’t want escape we want excuse. The Most High said that people are without excuse (Romans 1).

Come on now let us reason. Better yet, let us look at the fact that anyone needs help. There is a problem that has over powered the so called church, and its not cause people are not praying, it is because they are praying in the wrong Name.

For your hearing:

Romans 1-2

Your Sunday Bread, Woman of God Thank You for your Ministry

That’s how the people think when they are not “real friends,” or worst yet, haven’t had the opportunity to experience “real friendship.” Wanton people use people, however, friends are more than bed partners and friends are more than people we use to get by and hustle as a means to an end.

Some people actually care about other people and “actually” minister to others heart in word and deed.

I have been thinking of how I met Mae Boyd at my brother’s church during a morning bible study on Monday’s when Halie was a baby in a stroller, over 14 years ago, but my life was forever changed by knowing such an awesome woman of God.

I was really a broken person inside, and although at that time I was sober and attempting to learn the word I had not experienced the power of it. Ironically, no one could ever get me to go to bible study on Wednesday nites but when my cousin Linda asked me to come at that time I went. Even my brother was surprised and asked after a while how they got me to go.

It was an adventure and God ordained, because a woman prophesied to me of the greatness inside me that God was yet to release.

Ms. Mae was there and she was really friendly, but back then I was cautious of people and she was still friendly and acted as if she knew me. I had saw her around church but personally, I didn’t like some of those people; so, I didn’t want to get close to her.

But something happened,  I don’t know when it happened but I let her into my heart and let me tell you the earth shook, because she spoon feed me little by little through my addictions. Let me tell you that God sent plenty of messages through her to me, Once she told me that he said if I didn’t quit pretending I was going to jail; well I went. God wasn’t playing.

Praying with me, bible study on the phone every single day for 8 long years. She told me that she didn’t know when I was going to be delivered but she knew that God would do it. So much stuff to sift through and still she didn’t give up. I use to call her crying, screaming, drunk and she still prayed. Wow!

Some people can say that they helped someone but until we can say we stayed we haven’t done nothing.

It got to the point when I finally got a life and was walking and she would tell me “I’m so proud of you, I knew that God would use you!” Wow, such great faith that woman had in God for me.

As time went on I didn’t need her as much, but I still needed her advice and called to talk to her when she was sick. Her body had taken a toll after her stroke but she was so strong still through all that, and she still prayed for me and my family!

So someone says, this is why we might be sad when someone dies, the fact that we didn’t see them or tell them goodbye. No it’s because we have lost someone great…memories of how they helped us stand.

So today, my tears are more of joy in knowing a real saint of the Most High. I am really gonna miss her.

God bless you Mae, RIP! ♥ ♥ ♥