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The MASTER counsels us to be careful to observe all that HE has taught you in HIS HOLY WORD. Obeying HIS commands in wisdom and understanding so others will see you as a people of the HOLY ONE who fear HIM and faithfully walk in HIS footsteps. 


"I, therefore, the prisoner of the LORD, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called." [Ephesians 4. 1] 


As followers of MESSIAH Y’SHUA, we are called "out of darkness into HIS marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of GOD, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy." [1 Peter 2. 9 - 10]  Our passion (our holy calling/position in salvation) is identified as "the heavenly calling" [Hebrews 3. 1], which is high and lofty in the sense of majestic "the upward call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS." [Philippians 3. 14]  We are assured that the called are "called according to HIS purpose." [Romans 8. 28] 


We are also instructed to "be even more diligent to make your call and election sure." [2 Peter 1. 10]   There are many instructions in HOLY SCRIPTURE regarding our calling, and even though the calling is GOD’S work and prerogative, we are expected to add to our faith "virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love." [2 Peter 1. 5 - 7] 


We are "called to be saints." [Romans 1. 7]  This is the purpose for which we have been called, invited by GOD to become one of HIS chosen, we are to be holy!  Everything in our lifestyle should center around the fact that "we are HIS workmanship, created in CHRIST JESUS for good works." [Ephesians 2. 10] 


Other expressed characteristic of our calling are the results of that holy character, which should be the ever-controlling prevailing factor in our lives. The specifically cited traits in this context are attitudes of lowliness [Philippians 2. 1-3], and meekness [Colossians 1. 12 -17], while "endeavoring to keep the unity of the SPIRIT in the bond of peace." [Ephesians 4. 3]   This is summarized in Paul’s closing comment to the Corinthian church: "Become complete (perfect). Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the GOD of love and peace will be with you." [2 Corinthians 13. 11] 


Just as Y’SHUA, the ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON, joyfully submitted to HIS FATHER'S will, we should eagerly, cheerfully, willingly, and enthusiastically submit to GOD our HEAVENLY FATHER. 


Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Our souls thirst for YOU, O FATHER GOD, as the hart after the refreshing water brook. When we would escape from the storms of earthly life, where can we find refuge but in YOU? As one week swiftly follows week and man gives no heed, so pass the years away, and the end of our works draws near.  Help us so to live that our souls may look upon these transient scenes with calmness and contentment, assured that at last we shall rest in the light of YOUR countenance and rejoice in YOUR goodness forever. Truly, freedom of the soul comes through obedience to YOUR commandments.  


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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