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Prideful Sin
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Faithfulness means that I can count on God; commitment means that God can count on me. 


"GoD resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that HE may exalt you in due time." [1 Peter 5. 5 - 6] 


Satan fell due to his great pride and he rebelled against his Creator. When the Creator cast him (Satan) out of his position as "the anointed cherub" covering God’S THRONE [Ezekiel/Yehezke-El 28. 14, 16] the ALMIGHTY ONE said to him, "For you have said in your heart I will ascend into heaven, higher than the stars of GOD I will set my throne. I will sit on the mount of the assembly on the summit of Zaphon (the north, abode of GOD). I will mount the back of a cloud, I will be like the MOST HIGH.Instead, you are brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 14. 13 – 15 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 


Eve was then tempted by Satan, he appealed to her pride:  "For GOD knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like GOD WHO knows good and evil." [Genesis (Berepooh) 3. 5 Tanakh, Torah]  Satan still anticipates and aspires to defeat the HOLY OMNIPOTENT ONE OF HEAVEN & EARTH, and Eve’s descendants still seek to be independent of CREATOR GOD, even to this day.  That is why Paul warned Timothy, and us, against "Being lifted up with pride" lest we "fall into the condemnation of the devil." [1 Timothy 3. 6] 


Pride is the easiest sin to commit and the most difficult to overcome, even for CHRIST-like-ones.  It is so easy to be proud of our strength, wealth, race, education, position, intelligence or even poverty and ignorance.  Some are even proud of their humility...proud of not being proud. 


Thus, the Apostle Paul reminds us, "For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?" [1 Corinthians 4. 7]  Even Paul, with his unsurpassed education, being trained under Gamaliel and taught according to the strictness of our Laws [Acts 22. 3], still recognized and admitted that it was only "by the grace of GOD I am what I am." [1 Corinthians 15. 10] 


The chief barrier to salvation is pride;  one must acknowledge that he is a lost, hell-deserving sinner before he can be saved "by GRACE...through FAITH and that not of yourselves; it is the Gift of GOD, not of works, lest anyone should boast." [Ephesians 2. 8 - 9] 


Thus we should "humble ourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up." [James 4. 10] And if there is any praise and boasting — it should only be in the LORD GOD OF HOSTS. "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our GOD forever and ever, Amen" [Revelation 7. 12] 


Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcoming Sabbath!  Sabbath of VayishlachAnd HE Sent [Reading: Genesis 32:3-36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21; Matthew 2:13-23] Those who keep the Sabbath and call it a delight shall rejoice in GOD'S Kingdom. Through the common days flow the refreshing waters of GOD'S lovingkindness, yet we forget THE SOURCE. May this hour awaken within us a sense of our dependence upon YOU. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us that we may face our daily duty with a firm courage and a tranquil mind. May we learn to know that in loving and serving our fellowmen, we are loving and serving YOU. May the spirit of the Sabbath fill our life with its blessed peace through YOUR PRECIOUS SON, Y’SHUA THE ANOINTED ONE. Amen
May the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL greatly bless you this Sabbath.  


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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