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Victory In Messiah
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A real CHRISTian is...preposterously happy, completely fearless, and constantly in trouble. 


"Put on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts." [Romans 13. 14] 


To accomplish his goals, the self-made person may pull himself up by the shoe laces while the world looks on him with encouragement.  However, the man of GOD clings to MESSIAH to accomplish GOD’S purposes as the LIFE-GIVING WORD works in him through sanctification.  This type of double thinking exceeds beyond all dichotomies in significance. Man either makes his own itinerary and produces worldly things that do not satisfy, or abides in MESSIAH Y’SHUA and brings forth much fruit.   "I am the VINE, you are the branches. Whoever abides in ME, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without ME you can do nothing." [John 15. 5] 


HOLY SCRIPTURE teaches that GOD’S will for believers is sanctification (dedication, set apart for). "For this is the will of GOD, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust." [1 Thessalonians 4. 3 - 5]  We also know that our flesh wars against the SPIRIT: "For the flesh lusts against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another." [Galatians 5. 17] Our flesh has a bent or tendency to be proud and independent. The spirit waits for humility and self-denial before graciously leading the surrendered heart back to allowing MESSIAH to rule. 


As a follower of MESSIAH Y’SHUA, we remember that GOD "gives us the victory through our LORD JESUS CHRIST." [1 Corinthians 15. 57]  While the world speaks of many types of victories, we ultimately discover that they are shallow experiences, empty and unfulfilling when the glory is faded from other’s praise. "For whatever is born of GOD overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith." [1 John 5. 4] 


It is only with the LOVING MASTER that we have true victory! We "who worship GOD in the SPIRIT, rejoice in MESSIAH Y’SHUA, and have no confidence in the flesh." [Philippians 3. 3 - 4]  Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, though he had everything a man could want by the world’s standards, eventually discovered that it was all vanity without GOD. At the conclusion, he admittedly  proclaimed that the whole duty of man is to "Fear GOD and keep HIS commandments, this applies to all mankind." [Ecclesiasts (Kohelet) 12. 13 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 


We must stay zealously aware of the intense battle between the flesh and the spirit and determine to put on the new man, made in HIS image — the one GOD created us to be like HIS BELOVED SON. "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind…put on the new man which was created according to GOD, in true righteousness and holiness." [Ephesians 4. 23 - 24] 


It is the LORD WHO will bring about another great victory, for it is "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS mercy." [Titus 3. 5]  As we mature in the LORD and  make every effort to attain true victory we continue to "press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS." [Philippians 13. 14] 


"YOURS, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty yes, all that is in heaven and on earth is YOURS; YOURS is the Kingdom, O LORD, and YOU are exalted as head above all." [1 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Alef) 29. 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 



Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 We give thanks and praise to the LORD GOD our GUARDIAN & REDEEMER. May the love of your HOLY NAME and YOUR Law be rooted deep in our soul and quicken every heart to draw nearer to YOU. May our knowledge of YOU rise like the morning dawn as our longings and aspirations reach out toward a higher goal. May our faith be unshaken and our heart undismayed as we labor and wait for the fulfillment of YOUR prophets of old. And, may YOUR Law be established in the hearts of men and that YOUR children unite in peace and love to serve YOU, our ALMIGHTY AWESOME GOD. Amen!
Day 47 of the Omer 


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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