Sunday, May 29, 2011

Call on Jesus

I love this song. Her songs always helps me when I need strength to do His will what's right. Thank you Abba.


"Call on Jesus" by Nicole C. Mullen


I'm so very ordinary
Nothing special on my own
I have never walked on water
I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I'm hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who's afraid of the dark

But when I call on Jesus
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus
Mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother
Broken daughter
Widowed, widowed lover
You're not alone
If you're tired and scared of the madness around you
If you can't find the strength to carry on

Call Him in the mornin'
In the afternoon time
Late in the evenin'
He'll be there
When your heart is broken
And you feel discouraged
You can just remember that He said
He'll be there

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

His voice, His heart

As I was in prayer this morning, I ask that He give me the words to speak today and to help me do His will. The place where I work has all guys in the design Dept. and they don't hold back in what they say and do. I can usually voice my opinion too but it is always 1 against 4 and some days they like to really ruffle my feathers. Anyway, I ask Abba for His help today in prayer and He wanted me to do something. He said "I want you to always stop and think before you answer what "my answer" would be and say it." I said "that acronym WWJD? But I should be doing that anyway." Then Abba started to explain more. "Yes like that but also you will start learning to control what you say, hearing what the Spirit is saying, to what I want you to say. Getting it into your spirit. Getting use to the way I would respond. Then when you speak to people, it will be My heart and My mind."
In a hurry up & go world sometimes we need to go back to the basics and give our nefesh a reload.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Writing for Abba

It has been a long time since I was able to write something from Abba. I have been so buried at work doing overtime practically every week. One of the main jobs i worked on had 4 buildings in one area and is being erected at the same time. The biggest problem was the contract drawings were not finished and weren't coordinated with the other trades yet. It was also sold with a fast pace schedule. The product I draw interlocks with the walls creating the main structure. Let's just say a lot of trades had to play catchup after I received the right information.
Anyway my time has been mostly absorbed by my work. I would think of things to write but could never find the time. I don't type, I peck at the keys. You think i would learn typing by now Auggh. Now that I don't have that main job to focus on, I can start writing again and I know that Abba wants me to even though I know nobody reads this. I'm
just talking to myself right now but Abba always has a reason. Probably for people during the tribulation period. So hello everybody :0)



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Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Torah that Gives Freedom

05/08/2011- FFOZ Weekly eDrash The Torah that Gives Freedom

Parasha: Behar
Tags: creation, freedom, Land of Israel, mirror, Mount Sinai, new creation, perfect Torah

Behar : בהר - "On Mount Sinai"
Torah : Leviticus 25:1-26:2
Haftarah : Jeremiah 32:6-27
Gospel : Luke 13:1-33/John 10:22-42
Thought for the Week

The Torah says, "You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family." (Leviticus 25:9-10) The Jubilee trumpet is an eternal call to freedom and an enduring hope for the future. We long to hear the Jubilee trumpet of Messiah.

Commentary

Just as at Mt. Sinai the trumpet blast called the redeemed community to the mountain and to the Torah which was given there, so the trumpet of the Jubilee Year also calls us back to our roots of freedom. In the Jubilee, slaves are released. The slave is free to be who he really is--a man who serves only His God. The land is also free to be identified with its rightful owner, the Lord God of Israel.
This helps us to understand the words of James. He encourages us to remember to follow the Torah. He compares the Torah to a mirror. If a person reads the Torah and does not do what it says it is like one who looks into a mirror, walks away and forgets what he looks like. (James 1:22-25)
The Torah is actually a description of what the righteousness of God looks like on planet earth. We also know that we who are a New Creation in Messiah have been made the righteousness of God in Him. Therefore, the Torah is said to be a mirror in which we can see what the new "me" looks like. I need to know what I look like in order to know how to behave in order to be consistent with who I now am.
In this analogy, James refers to the Torah as the "perfect Torah that gives freedom," freedom to be who we are now. Why does he refer to the Torah as that which gives "freedom?" Many people teach that anyone who follows the Torah is in bondage! If we import our knowledge of Leviticus 25 and its teaching about the Jubilee Year into James chapter one, the answer is clear. If Torah is followed with the proper motives and in the power of the Spirit of God, it enables us to walk a walk of freedom! It gives us the freedom to be who we now are as new creations, as redeemed people, as servants of the Holy One of Israel! (See also Galatians 2:20 and II Corinthians 5:17.)
Shall we take this even one step further? James does. He says in James 2:12, "Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Torah that gives freedom."
He is exhorting us to follow the Torah, as he and his followers all did. He tells us that the Torah may function like a judge for us. It will ask us, "Did you believe the Good News of the Living Torah, Yeshua the Messiah, and therefore live it out?" Did you believe the "mirror?" Did you remember what you looked like in the mirror, or forget and live like something other than what you really are--a new creation child of God?