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Sin & Confession
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe. 

 

SIN & CONFESSION        
"All unrighteousness is sin." [1 John 5. 17] 

 

People come up with different definitions as to what sin is, and the most common definition is "missing the mark" or a "failure to live up to an expected standard." However, this definition fails to take into account that when the mark is missed, something is hit. 

 

The Apostle John simply defined sin as "lawlessness" and strongly advises believers not to do such things. John then goes on to inform us what we are to do if we do sin.  "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the FATHER, JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS. And HE HIMSELF is the PROPITIATION for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. Now by this we know that we know HIM, if we keep HIS commandments." [1 John 2. 1 - 3] 

 

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." [1 John 1. 8]  "If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His worD is not in us." [1 John 1. 10]  Sin is a choice, we have the potential to obey or disobey.  And it is possible for a believer to loose his rewards.  "Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of CHRIST does not have GOD." [2 John 1. 8 - 9]   "Are you so foolish? Having begun in the SPIRIT, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain?" [Galatians 3. 3 - 4]  "Whoever endures TO THE END shall be saved." [Matthew 10. 22; 24. 13] 

 

"Whoever abides in HIM does not sin." [1 John 3. 6]   Do not play games with your soul.  Don't be deceived by your own emotions, images or ideas of what you think the ETERNAL LORD GOD means — Read what HE says; Accept what HE commands; then Prepare yourself to know HIM personally and fully (trust and obey).  "Awake to righteousness, and do not sin." [1 Corinthians 15. 34] 

 

"If we walk in the light as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." [1 John 1. 7, 9]   Hold on to the ENDURING ONE, HE is faithful to save. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 Most blessed are YOU, O GOD, YOU are hidden from the eyes of all the living and are beyond the comprehension of all creatures. The mind of genius cannot comprehend more than a broken fragment of YOUR glory. The tongues of poets and sages falter as they seek to express YOUR incomparable wisdom and splendor. Yet though YOUR greatness surpasses our understanding, we feel YOUR nearness and are overcome with wonder and with awe as we behold the signs of YOUR soon-coming. 
 May the grace of our LORD Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH be with your spirit as you prepare to stand before the WONDROUS KING.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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Moments
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Keep three things in mind that you may escape the results of evil: Know where you came from, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give a full account for your deeds. 

 

MOMENTS      
"For a little while I forsook you; but with great mercies and vast love I will bring you back. In a little wrath, for a moment, I hid MY face from you; but with kindness everlasting I will have mercy on you and take you back in love, says the LORD your REDEEMER." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 54. 7 - 8 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

This compassionately gracious promise to Israel gives a praiseworthy insight into the character of the LORD GOD as well as the relation of time-to-eternity.  The DIVINE LOVING OMNISCIENT CREATOR is also a GOD OF WRATH — for HE must punish unrepentant sin in HIS people.  Nevertheless HE is much more the GOD OF MERCY. HIS prolonged judgment on HIS chosen people, Israel, is only for a tiny moment compared to HIS everlasting kindness toward redeemed Israel in the ages to come. 

 

This theme occurs a number of times in HOLY SCRIPTURE: "For HIS anger endures but for a moment" David said, "when HE is pleased there is life; weeping may linger for the night, but at dawn there are shouts of joy." [Psalms (Tehillym) 30. 5 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   To those faithful to the RENOWNED ONE during a time of judgment against their nation or against the world, the ALMIGHTY says — "Go! MY people, enter your chambers, lock your door behind you; hide but a little moment, until the indignation passes." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 26. 20 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

A time for testing or a time for judgment may persistently continue for many days, months or even years.  Comparatively, however, this is only a moment in relation to an eternity of the blessing to come. 

 

The word "moment (Hebrew: rega)" plainly expresses sudden, instant, wink of the eye, quick.  Applied explicitly to NEW COVENANT CHRISTians, it is said — "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." [2 Corinthians 4. 17]   "For behold! I am creating a new heaven and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered, they shall never come to mind. In all MY Sacred Mount, the Holy Land, nothing evil or vile shall be done says the LORD." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 65. 17, 25 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Mercifully and lovingly the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL allows trials to discipline, guide and develop us.   This works to our advantage as impurities are being removed, leaving behind only that which is lasting, precious and pleasing.  The goal of our lives is to bring praise, honor and glory to our LORD GOD and MESSIAH Y’SHUA.  If troubles, sufferings, and grief can best achieve this supreme priority, so let it be.  May the OMNIPOTENT GOD OF HEAVEN & EARTH give us eyes of faith to see these moments of affliction in the light of eternal glory with HIM. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 As we bid farewell to Shabbos, our prayer is that GOD, WHO separates the holy from the secular, forgive our sins, guide our life, fill our upcoming week with HIS DIVINE PRESENCE. May the GOD OF HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in HIM, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. Have a wonderful week expecting great blessings from our Wonderful LORD GOD. 
 May your ever-growing faith in the GREAT & LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER and CHRIST JESUS, HIS PRECIOUS SON, grant you the privilege to witness and experience the marvelous miracle of being delivered from the yoke of slavery to sin and its consequences.
 Be sure to brighten others with encouragement and a joyful smile! Enjoy some of the sweetness of Sabbath throughout your week days!  Go with GOD.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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To Be Like Him
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Don’t pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. 

 

TO BE LIKE HIM       
"That I may know HIM and the power of HIS resurrection, and the fellowship of HIS sufferings, being conformed to HIS death." [Philippians 3. 10] 

 

The Apostle Paul had a strong desire to know MESSIAH in an intimate fashion — to experience an even closer and higher relationship.  This text lists three things which we will also desire and experience if we have that same longing for a close personal relationship with the LORD Y’SHUA ha’MASHIACH. 

 

The power of HIS resurrection: The triumphant victory of Y’SHUA over sin and death exhibited HIS great power.  Paul desired for the resurrection of the body, "if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead." [Philippians 3. 11]  But more so, he longed for power over sin and to "be dead indeed to sin, but alive to GOD in CHRIST JESUS our LORD." [Romans 6. 11]  "Become dead to the Law through the body of CHRIST...that we should bear fruit to GOD." [Romans 7. 4] 

 

The fellowship of HIS sufferings: Again Paul’s desire is to know the LORD MESSIAH, and that aspiration was so great he was more then willing to suffer as his SAVIOR had suffered, if need be.  Paul did suffer in many ways — in labors, in stripes, in prisons, in deaths, five times he received forty stripes minus one, beaten with rods, stoned once, shipwrecked three times, a night and a day in the deep, in journeys, in perils of waters, robbed, in perils from countrymen, in perils from Gentiles, in perils in the city, in wilderness, in the sea, among false brethren; in weariness and toil, lack of sleep, hungry, thirsty, in fastings, in cold and nakedness — besides the other things. [see 2 Corinthians 11. 23 - 28]  "For to this you were called, because CHRIST also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow HIS steps." [1 Peter 2. 21]  "If indeed we suffer with HIM, that we may also be glorified together." [Romans 8. 17]  "For to you it has been granted on behalf of CHRIST, not only to believe in HIM, but also to suffer for HIS sake." [Philippians 1. 29] 

 

Being made conformable to HIS death: The Apostle Paul was more then willing to die as the MESSIAH had died and, he did die a martyr’s death when he was beheaded in prison in Rome.  However, the death Paul wanted was to be like Y’SHUA it was to gaining complete victory over all sin. For the body of sin will be done away with when he dies for "he who has died has been freed from sin." [Romans 6. 7] "Therefore, since CHRIST suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of GOD." [1 Peter 4. 1 - 2] 

 

To know the ALL-TOGETHER LOVELY ONE in this manner, to be conformed to HIM as was Paul’s desire, primarily demands developing the servant’s heart and selfless humility that took MESSIAH Y’SHUA to the cross. "And we know that the SON OF GOD has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know HIM WHO is TRUE; and we are in HIM WHO is TRUE, in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. This is the TRUE GOD and ETERNAL LIFE." [1 John 5. 20] 

 

Y’SHUA, GOD’S INCARNATE TABERNACLE, assures us that HIS "grace is sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in weakness." [2 Corinthians 12. 9]  To be like JESUS is my desire.  What’s yours? 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcoming & Celebrating Shabbat! Sabbath Toldot “Generations”  [Sabbath Reading: Genesis 25:19-28:9; 1 Samuel 20:18-42; Matthew 10:21-38] Lecha Dodo likrat Kala p’nei Shabbat n’kabelah: “Come out my Beloved the Bride to meet. The inner light of Shabbat, let us greet. Come out my Beloved the Bride to meet.” 
 Of old YOU did rest on the seventh day; YOU therefore blessed the Sabbath. For every work of YOUR hand praises YOU; YOUR redeemed bless you at all times. Blessed be the LORD, the MAKER, the LIVING GOD and EVERLASTING KING — for from old you have given YOUR servants the abundance of YOUR mercies and YOUR loving kindnesses. YOU, my PRECIOUS REDEEMER, are above all gods, executing great judgment.  YOU are KING over all the earth, YOU are ONE LORD, and YOUR NAME is ECHAD (ONE).  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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Life & Faith
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Learning is a path, not a destination. 

 

LIFE & FAITH       
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." [Hebrews 11. 1] 

 

The Hebrew word for faith is "emuwn (pronounced ay-moon')" meaning truth, established, faithful, trusting or trustworthy.  To the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the attribute of faith is of the highest importance for the realization of His PERFECT HUMANITY.   Y’SHUA is the CHIEF WITNESS of faith — the LEADER of all the witnesses of faith, and the AUTHOR & FINISHER of our faith.   Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH fulfills, in detail, every one of the examples recorded in the Book of Hebrews! 

 

What is a Life of Faith?
A Life Lived In Complete Dependence On GOD. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIM, and HE will direct (smooth) your paths." [Proverbs (Mishle) 3. 5 - 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   It was said of and known about JESUS, the WORD MADE FLESH, "HE committed HIMSELF to the LORD." [Psalms (Tehillym) 22. 8 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   Y’SHUA said of HIMSELF — "I live because of the FATHER, so he who feeds on ME will live because of ME." [John 6. 57]   It is recorded of the SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS saying, "I will put MY trust in HIM (GOD THE FATHER) — Here am I and the children whom GOD has given ME." [Hebrews 2. 13]   MESSIAH YESHUA said HE could do nothing of HIMSELF, HE depended completely on the FATHER. [John 5. 19]  The LORD JESUS "was faithful to HIM (the FATHER) that appointed HIM (the SON)." [Hebrews 3. 2] 

 

A Life Lived In Communion With GOD. In the words written by David concerning MESSIAH YESHUA, "I am ever mindful of the LORD'S PRESENCE; HE is at my right hand; I shall never be shaken. For YOU will not abandon ME to Sheol, or let YOUR FAITHFUL ONE see the Pit." [Psalms (Tehillym) 16. 8, 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "HE WHO sent ME is with ME. The FATHER has not left ME alone for I always do those things that please HIM." [John 8. 29 ]   The LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA lived in constant communion with GOD. [Mark 1. 35] 

 

A Life Lived In Obedience To GOD. The LORD YESHUA proved HIS obedience in HIS humanity.  "In the days of HIS flesh, when HE had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to HIM WHO was able to save HIM from death, and was heard because of HIS GODly fear, though HE was a SON, yet HE learned obedience by the things which HE suffered." [Hebrews 5. 7 - 8]  JESUS said, "I always do those things that please MY FATHER." [John 8. 29-c]   "I have kept MY FATHER'S commandments and abide in HIS love." [John 15. 10]  "MY meat is to do the will of HIM that sent ME, and finish HIS work. For I have come down from heaven, not to do MY OWN will, but the will of HIM WHO sent ME." [John 4. 34; 6. 38]  "I come to do YOUR will, O GOD." [Hebrews 10. 7, 9; Mark 14. 36; Luke 22. 42] 

 

A Life Lived In Assured Confidence In The Unseen Rapture. The HOLY ANOINTED REDEEMER knew there was joy awaiting HIM after death "for the joy that was set before HIM endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of GOD." [Hebrews 12. 2]   The LORD JESUS believed that GOD THE FATHER would raise HIM from the dead. [Psalms/Tehillym 16. 10]  HE also promised HIS disciples that HE would come again after HE had gone away.  "In MY FATHER'S house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF; that where I am, there you may be also." [John 14. 2 - 3] 

 

Furthermore, we who believe and fully trust JESUS THE CHRIST, our BLESSED REDEEMER, live in assured, certain, secure confidence because of this promised hope.  We know in WHOM we belief and are fully persuaded for HOLY ALMIGHTY ONE is faithful and true! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 Life's challenges work out for the best when we recognize what appear to be obstacles as opportunities to develop ourselves for the better and recognize that all things come from OMNIPOTENT GOD'S invisible hand that guides our lives.
 Blessed are YOU, O GOD, our salvation and our help. Everything that lives shall give thanks to YOU forever and shall praise YOUR NAME in truth. YOUR NAME is ALL-GOOD, and unto WHOM it is becoming to give thanks. Life is a blessing! You are an integral part of GOD’S plan; the favor of the LORD'S blessings are brought by HIS good pleasure. Consider your latter end: fear the LORD GOD, the HOLY CREATOR, take heed to HIS counsel, seek understanding.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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Do Not Sin
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Incompetence is a global epidemic — take precautions to insure you are immune. . . read GOD’S HOLY WORD and comply with it! 

 

 DO NOT SIN      
"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your wrath." [Ephesians 4. 26] 

 

Many times a CHRISTian is rightly angered by some circumstance or unkind word and thereby is tempted to retaliate.  However, for the CHRIST-like-one, such a reaction is sin.  More wisely, we would get control of our anger before the sun sets.   We are not to let our anger continue until it develops into sinful actions. 

 

The OLD COVENANT commands were the same: "Tremble and sin no more; ponder it on your bed, sigh and be still." [Psalms (Tehillym) 4. 4 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  When angered, it is much better to wait and talk with the ALMIGHTY ONE about it in your bed rather then react in the streets, or at home against those who have infuriated us. 

 

The LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA alone is our PERFECT EXAMPLE "WHO, when HE was reviled, did not revile in return; when HE suffered, HE did not threaten, but committed HIMSELF to HIM WHO judges righteously." [1 Peter 2. 23] 

 

This is often one of the most difficult areas to overcome in the believers life.  James says, "No man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our GOD and FATHER, and with it we curse men who have been made in the similitude of GOD. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so." [James 3. 8 - 10]  When we are cursed, we should, on the contrary, return a blessing, "knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." [1 Peter 3. 9]   What man cannot tame, GOD CAN

 

"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of GOD." [James 1. 19 - 20]   "The end of a matter is better than the beginning of it. Better a patient spirit than a haughty spirit. Don't let your spirit be quickly exasperated, for exasperation abides in the breasts of fools." [Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 7. 8 - 9 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written: Vengeance is MINE; I will repay says the LORD." [Romans 12. 18 - 19]   We must deliberately strive for peace, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." [Romans 12. 21]  Remember, "anger in a house is like a worm in a plant."  [TALMUD]  And, the greater blesses the lesser! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
If we are to prevail, we must unite under the banner of the Jewish MESSIAH — celebrating our unique heritage, our unique message, and our unique privilege to bring inspiration to the world.
Let us rejoice in ALMIGHTY GOD’S plan in which the threats and schemes of the wicked will ultimately be turned to eternal good.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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