Your Sunday Bread: Holy Ghost Party? I Don’t Think So!

Lupine-Growing-in-Burned-TreeHave you ever seen a fire out of control which is all consuming? On television is the only place I have seen such a fire. These fires spinning out of control concerning a building are called 3 alarms or even four or five alarms and are eventually put out. Conversely, it is when they are put out that we see there is hardly anything left worth salvaging.

How about those wildfires that ravage everything in their wake?  It is the case that while they commence all we can see are flames and smoke. Broadcasters across the nation spin tales of the fiascos which take place of how residents sometimes must be evacuated from homes some costly; especially in California where homeowners are displaced. Solemly, we note their plight, but whatever became of those trees?

Interestingly enough, one can surmise that many of those trees did not survive the fire? One would gather that no living thing could but surprisingly enough many do.

Why am I speaking about trees and fires? Well sister and brothers hang on I am going somewhere.

We have been speaking of the Set Apart Spirit coming and from among the masses. Notably, the Set Apart Spirit and those of us who have been chosen to hear a true word to guide us from the untruths have undergone and still go through a painful experience. It is the case that life is more serious than we first thought. There is new found insight and even to the natural eye things just do not look the same. No, our appearance has not changed, but the way in which we see situations has changed. For me, I view so called blacks totally different than I once did. Now I see hopelessness a people displaced in their thinking.

What has this to do with burnt trees? As much as we would love and do love to believe that the word is Yah is meant to make us all warm, warm fuzzy and cozy inside, when I think of fire I don’t get that image, and knowing what I know now of the Set Apart Spirit it is not a shout-a-thon at the local church. You don’t catch it…you are born into in. How? By immersion and fire.

Look at this: ““I indeed immerse you in water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear. He shall immerse you in the Set-apart Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11).

That does not sound like a good old running through the church pew hopping good time. though in the end it will be well with us. In fact. its rather painful. Hence, in light of the coming out process the premise here is not a cover up of sinful behavior but a burning away of it much like the consuming fire of the wild; however, the good news is that those planted are saved. HalleluYah!

” Blessed is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, And shall not stand in the path of sinners, And shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, But his delight is in the Torah of יהוה, And he meditates in His Torah day and night. For he shall be as a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That yields its fruit in its season, And whose leaf does not wither, And whatever he does prospers. (Psalms 1:1-3).

In speaking of the trees. I learned that after a tree has been burned in a wildfire to the extent that we see a entire forest in flames some are saved. It’s an awsome wonder.

Here is proof. One article states about the Sequoia tree, “Sillett said full-grown sequoias are adapted to survive even the hottest wildfires. They have fibrous, fire-resistant bark that can grow up to two feet thick. Although fires can damage the biggest trees, they usually don’t kill them.”

Trees are strong and massive, but even the strongest tree can be harmed by a fire. In this, one must wonder why Yah would use a tree to describe a man and a fire to describe the vast testing we endure. Not all go through such testing. Why do not all go through such testing? It is because not all are obedient to the call to come out of idolatry. Fire and water. Water of repentance, and fire of testing in the Set Apart Spirit.

Concerning the Sequoia tree the article adds, “Aging giant sequoia trees are growing faster than ever, with some of the oldest and tallest trees producing more wood, on average, in old age than they did when they were younger.

Maturity is reached which produces more fruit the reasoning behind the Set Apart Spirit is to grow us up. I ask who can survive the fire?

Psalms 66, “For You, O Elohim, have proved us; You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our loins. You have let men ride at our head; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to plenty. ” (v.11, 12).

Doesn’t sound nothing like a Holy Ghost Party does it?

For your study:

Matthew 3 – 4

Psalms 1, 66

Your Sunday Bread, The Truth About Tithing

There are a couple of things to consider when we speak of “Tithes” First we consider that in the Torah that tithing was a feast called once a year by Yah and the tithe was not about money, because of the fact that people had harvest from their crops. Yah required the tithe for the children of Israel and only at a specific place of his choosing where they gather together; along with, the Levites who had no inheritance. If someone had too much surplus(crop) to carry to the designated place then Yah allowed them to sell the surplus for money. Conversely, the tithe was never about money, and it was a feast where the people gathered together to eat and praise Yah for the harvest. See:Leviticus 27:30-32, Numbers 18:20-32.

Now, the tithe has another view and we have to understand that there was no tithe in the church because the government provided and took care of the churches needs. However, the church and state separated; thus, the church was left without support, so the the introduction of the tithe coming from Malachi 3, used today as a guilt trip and condemnation to get people to give money. See: United States Constitution.

The truth is this, there is no tithe other than what is paid when taxes are deducted on your paycheck or a tithe is paid when you help someone by paying their light bill or buying a bill of groceries, and the confirmation comes from the word of God which says, “
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Watch: The Covenants of YHWH