Monday, December 31, 2012

"Forty days and Forty nights"

     Last year, when I was reading about Noah's Ark, I read the phrase "forty days and forty nights." I got curious and did a bible search on the phrase and found that it was in four locations in the bible. The first three were in the Tanakh and the fourth one is in the Gospels. I bookmarked the page and forgot about it but knowing Abba, I know He let me forget it for a reason. So today I saw it in my bookmarks and started to look into it again.
There are four areas the “forty days and forty nights” phrase is in:
Genesis ch 7
Exodus ch 24 & 34 and repeated in Deuteronomy ch 9 & 10
1 Kings ch 19
Matthew ch 4
     In Matthew chapter 4, the fourth location, Yeshua is lead out into the wilderness by The Spirit to be tempted by satan. The three test He was given correspond with the first three areas in the Tanakh where the "40 days and 40 nights" are. I also noticed besides Mathew ch 4, the temptation of Yeshua is also in Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-13. They both don't have the phrase "forty days and forty nights" and in Mark's account, there is only a brief statement. In Luke's account, is like Mathew's account, but the 2nd and 3rd temptation is reversed. Why? The gospel of Luke was mainly written for the Gentiles. So I'll have to ask Abba what He was up to when He had Luke do that.
     So in the first temptation, satan asked Yeshua to turn stones into bread. Yeshua replies “It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." In Genesis ch 7, Abba tells Noah to "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time." Noah was protected by Abba for 40 days and 40 nights in the ark, away from the destruction of mankind. He was the only one left that listened and obeyed Abba. Man cannot do it by themselves. Man left to their own ways will always lead to destruction. We need to follow Abba and listen. He has already given us provision to follow Him and as Yeshua said "on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
       In the second temptation, in Mathew ch 4:5, satan asked Yeshua to jump off the top of the temple and the angels will protect you. Yeshua said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, You shall not put the Lord your God to the test." In Exodus ch 24 & 34 and repeated in Deuteronomy ch 9 & 10, the children of Israel put Abba to the test when Moshe was with Him on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights and made a golden calf to create another god to worship. The idol of self-worship and licentiousness of the flesh, going back to their way in Egypt. Moshe came down and saw they had did this. He threw down the commandments symbolizing them breaking the covenant with Abba. He has them choose sides and 3,000 died that day. Moshe then goes back up Mt. Horeb for forty more days & nights and prays for the children of Israel & Aaron. Abba forgives them, two more tablets are made and the covenant is renew.
     In the third temptation, in Mathew ch 4:8, satan asked Yeshua to fall down and worship Him if he gives him all his kingdoms. Yeshua said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY." In 1 Kings ch 18:17-40, Elijah show the children of Israel they have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and are worshiping a demon gods baal and only The Lord is your God and only He is to be worshiped. He puts the 450 prophets of baal to the test and kills them. He shows the children of Israel, Abba is calling their name. The people believed but Ahab told his wife Jezebel what Elijah had done and she threatens Elijah. He runs away to the desert and falls asleep. The angel wakens him twice and has him eat. He journey’s to Mt. Horeb for forty days and forty nights. He spoke to Abba and Abba told him this “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.” 1 Kings ch 19:11-12. Abba shows Elijah He isn't in the harsh wind, earth quake, and fire but will start a new thing, He's in a gentle blowing. Yeshua will fulfill this by giving us the Holy Spirit. When we worship Abba we can now be in His presence thru His Spirit.
     In all three scriptures from the Tanakh, shows the sin nature of man and Abba having to intercede for his children. Some accepted, some did not. It also shows how strong of a love Abba has for us. Perusing us to be intimate again. In the first temptation a man and his family was saved. In the second temptation, a nation is saved. In the third temptation, the world can be saved. Yeshua restores back and redeems the relationship to Abba in the three temptations.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"The day that turned back time"

     In the Gregorian calendar, Yeshua's birth separated time, Before Christ (B.C.) and Anno Domini (A.D.). It created a point in time where time would begin and end.
     I have also notice another part in his life where Yeshua changes time again. A spiritual time clock, that goes in reverse when He rises from the dead. Yeshua died on the cross (a stopping point) death - end, but then He rises from the dead (a starting point) life - beginning. 
     We know that after the tribulation period, after the earth is judged, the millennium reign begins. The earth is restored and we have new resurrected bodies, the same as Yeshua's. His resurrection is a starting point for time to start restoring not in the millennium reign. For example we see this when we cook. There is always a prep time before you start. You would not be able to start cooking without it. Abba needs to prepare us before we live with him in the New Jerusalem.
     At the beginning, the garden was a dwelling place for Abba and man. This won't happen again until the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven and Abba dwells with us. Today, we can now see we are going in reverse to the end, back to the beginning point "The Garden".
     There are several points in time or bench marks from the past, but after Yeshua's resurrection, the points in the future are restored. The bench marks before Yeshua's resurrection; Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham & Isaac, the Ten Commandments.
     After the children of Israel wondered for 40 years, the children of God went to the promise land but still with the stone tablets. The foreshadowing of the "Ten Commandments” is the law will now be written on our hearts and the Holy Spirit inside us. Israel being baptized, having faith in & accepting Yeshua before His death on the cross. Just like Abraham having faith in Abba, leaving his home and following Him. As Abraham chooses Abba, we must choose to stop being the children of Israel and become the children of God.
     The foreshadowing of Abraham & Isaac is Yeshua death on the cross. God's son is being sacrificed on the cross for the sins of all. Isaac was replaced with a ram representing the Levite priests sacrificing animals on the alter for Israel's sins. Yeshua is Pesach lamb, sin offering is made. The restoration time clock has started.
     The Tower of Babel is the longest of the foreshadowing’s. It is still happening now. At the tower, the people came together and united as one. This was very bad because the judgment of the earth would have come and sin couldn't be dealt with. Same with the garden & the tree of life. Abba had to block us from going in the garden and now He had to confuse us from uniting. He also did it for this reason, for more people to be born, to have a choice, either now or in the millennium reign. He knows how many people will choose Him and is giving them every opportunity, including to be born. Today we are becoming one once again because of the technology and the governmental policies that are causing the world to unite. Also the people’s hearts are becoming more and more evil. Eventually all of mankind; their thoughts, actions, and deeds will be continually evil. Just like in Noah's time judgment will soon come.
     The Noah's Ark foreshadowing, is the rapture of the church. This will most likely force the world to become one. This will be the start of the tribulation period. In Luke 17:26, Yeshua says “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man” in the tribulation period people will not be ignorant they will know who Abba is and chose not to follow him.
     The foreshadowing of Adam & Eve being kicked out of the garden is the millennium reign. We can't live in the garden yet. We will be in our resurrected bodies and the earth will be restored but sin is still possible. The children born during this time will still need to choose and unfortunately Abba has to let lucifer out one last time before He sends him to the Lake of Fire. Letting him out will sift the wheat from the tares one last time, then the great white throne of judgment. After all this, the new heaven and new earth are made, with the New Jerusalem down from heaven and Abba dwells with us again. We are back to the beginning point "The Garden" is "New Jerusalem" where we are restored and living with Abba. This is the second age, the age to come.
Rev 21:1-7 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. "And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new "And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.” He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son."

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Revival?


About ten years ago at church, I was talking to Abba about the early church and asked why we are not like that today and He said "Intimacy with me" I had a puzzled look on my face and said thinking to myself "I'm intimate with Abba?" What I didn't understand was, I wasn't mature enough to get what He was saying. I look back now and see the difference of how much I still need to grow.
If you tell a 4 year old child where a baby comes from, it would be a very basic answer but if you ask a 14 year old child where a baby comes from, it would be same but with a lot more understanding and maturity behind it.
When the early church and the catholic church started to divide apart, the gifts, intimacy, & knowledge of the Spirit left with the early church. Today there are pockets here and there but with no real communication. The catholic church became dominate religion and many different sects & religions came from it but unfortunately all of them did not know Abba and quench the Holy Spirit. We need to be intimate with Abba and grow in the Spirit. Abba gave us an outpouring of the Spirit in the 1970's, intimacy & moving of the Holy Spirit came back. Remember the dove? Once again, history repeating itself, it was later replaced by religious theories on God, not intimacy. It became an organized religion. They had to bring in the people, controlling what they think, regurgitating the same religious notions from people still stuck in the past teachings of preachers instead of seeking Abba and hearing His Spirit. Modern born again, church going people today, have no clue who He is or what it takes to be intimate. Most people are still stuck at a infant level. We as individuals are the "Church" and it is inside us, not a building. We are responsible for our walk with Abba - not our pastors. Yeshua made this clear in Matthew 23:8-12 "But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted."
Fortunately, Abba will still bless those who seek Him at church or any where else, at any level, as long as we seek Him and become intimate and grow. We are all equal in Christ, all having different gifts at different levels of understanding.
When we truly understand something we become responsible for that understanding. When I hear churches cry out for revival, I cringe. If people really understood what they are asking Abba for they would cringe too. Abba and His mercy knows we could never handle that much knowledge without intimacy and maturity level. "To whom much is given, much is required." There would be so many Ananias and Sapphira lying dead because of the lack of maturity. Once you have that understanding you become responsible for it but if you don't have that maturity level, it's like giving a baby a stick with fire. The baby will do what it wants, not what the parent wants.
We need to seek Abba and hear His Spirit and mature. Lord revive our hearts and help us grow. Start the revival in me.

This is my favorite song from Paul Wilbur's album "Holy Fire"



"He binds the broken hearted"

You bind the broken hearted
You heal the wounded soul
Father of all heaven
We give You full control
Come have Your way in us, O Lord
Come set our spirits free
O Father send revival
And start the work in me

Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Father come and fill me once again
Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Fill me with Your oil and Your wine

Fill me with Your Spirit
I want to see Your face
To live in Your presence
Know Your glory and Your grace
It's not my will but Yours I choose
To follow to the end
So mold me, yes, and make me
Let a new day begin

Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Spirit come and fill me once again
Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Fill me with Your oil and Your wine

Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Jesus come and fill me once again
Lord, I hunger, thirst for Your righteousness
Fill me with Your oil and Your wine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"In the blink of an eye"

I watch a lot of end time christian movies even though they aren't biblically accurate but fun to watch. My favorite is "Tribulation" Then I saw "In a blink of an eye" very cool movie and it was biblical enough that it could actually happen. It was "Groundhog's Day" meets Jesus, very cool. The movie was really good and the lead actor in the end quoted one of his other movies that he did and says to his Captain "don't take the mark" referring to his other movie "Six" - "plunk in the bucket" hehehe. 

"In a blink of an eye"
Mercy Me

You put me here for a reason
You have a mission for me
You knew my name and You called it
Long before I learned to breathe

Sometimes I feel disappointed
By the way I spend my time
How can I further Your kingdom
When I'm so wrapped up in mine?

In a blink of an eye that is when
I'll be closer to you than I've ever been
Time will fly, but until then
I'll embrace every moment I'm given
There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye

And though I'm living a good life
Can my life be something great?
I have to answer the question
Before it's too late

Cuz in a blink of an eye that is when
I'll be closer to You than I've ever been
Time will fly, but until then
I'll embrace every moment I'm given
There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye

If I give the very best of me
That becomes my legacy
So tell me what am I waiting for?
What am I waiting for?

In a blink of an eye that is when
I'll be closer to You than I've ever been
Time will fly, but until then
I'll embrace every moment I'm given

In a blink of an eye that is when
I'll be closer to You than I've ever been
Time will fly, but until then
I'll embrace every moment I'm given

There's a reason I'm alive 
for a blink of an eye


Friday, November 9, 2012

"My Love"

What do people think about becoming one in a marriage? Paul in Ephesians 5, talks about a husband & wife loving one another. Verse 30 says "because we are members of His body." and then in verse 31 he says, the two shall become one & verse 32 "this mystery is great;" with a semi colon. Paul is talking about Christ and the church in a physical sense in the verses before and after verses 31& 32 but then adds the spiritual aspect to the marriage in verses 31 & 32.
We are the Bride of Christ no matter if we believe it or not. When we accept Yeshua into our life, we become one with Him. That is what Paul was referring to but with Abba, there is always a reference that He will use to show what He means in the physical. Yeshua being the sacrificial lamb, Abraham & Isaac, etc.. When a women's hymen is broken and blood is spilled, a covenant is made in the physical but in the spiritual they become one. Paul says this mystery is great.
When we marry, do we really treat our spouse as if they are one with us? One of my favorite bible teaching is “Ani Lo" "I am His" by Pastor Jonathan Cahn. It is about us "His Bride" & who we are in Yeshua. In part of the message he says "If you have a marriage of two people, who are two masters, and they want to be served by the other, you got a bad marriage. If you have a marriage of two servants, who are there to serve the other, you got a wonderful marriage. Each puts the other first, you have a wonderful marriage."
We can't be alone in a marriage we must be one with them. Each serving the other. When the object of your affections becomes the object of your satisfaction, then it becomes all about you and your needs. Abba wants us to become one with our spouse seeking what the other needs. To become one, to create a life out of that love. If we understand this, we can become a model for people to see and then they can understand the relationship we have between Yeshua and His Bride.
John 17:25-26 “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

"Arise, My Love"
Michael Card

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
Winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it's the season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
Who is it that appears like the dawn?
As fair as the moon, as bright as the sun?
Show me your face, let me hear your voice.
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.
Arise my love and come with me
Before the dawn breaks and the shadows flee.
You ravished my heart with just one glance
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.
Do not arouse or awaken love
Until it so desires.
Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The Winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it's season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
I am my love's, my beloved is mine.
Arise and come with me

Saturday, November 3, 2012

"He's Alive!"

"He's alive" song is another one of my top ten favorite songs when I was a kid. The singer/writer Don Francisco sang it as thru the eyes of Peter after he denies Yeshua. Another one like it is "Touch of the master's hand" by Wayne Watson. The older versions of their songs are the best.
Anyway, one day my mom was creating and drawing scripture on some index cards. There was one that I loved the most, it said " I AM..... more than enough!" In black marker and in color markers around it she wrote the
names of Yeshua; Mighty God, Prince of Peace, counselor, etc.. When I picked it up reading it, I could feel Yeshua saying "I'm Alive!"I told my mom you forgot he's alive. She said your right. She took the card back and wrote "ALIVE!" In yellow marker underlined with black marker. It was cool. To this day I never forgot that and made one into a banner that hangs on my bedroom wall. Sometimes we forget that Abba is there waiting to help us. He is not distant, aloof, or against us. He wants to be part of our lives, intimate and personal like a true father would. Yeshua died & rose from the grave taking our punishment and now we can be with Abba once again in fellowship. Yeshua is alive! ready to help & teach us, giving us the Holy Spirit to guide us and hear Him. He wants us to believe He is there to help. He's Alive!
Philippians 4:19 "And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

 

He's Alive
The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hopeless sorrow
And half in fear of the day
Would find the soldiers breakin' through to drag us all away

And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And the voice began to call
hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers' feet
there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told us where she'd been
She said they moved Him in the night
And none of us knows where
The stone's been rolled away
And now His body isn't there

We both ran toward the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in Was just an empty shell
And how or where they'd taken Him
Was more than I could tell

Well something strange had happened there Just what did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn't lift me very high
'Cause I'd seen them crucify him
Then I saw him die

Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I'd promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn't be the same

Then suddenly the air was filled
With strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove shadows from the room
Jesus stood before me
With his arms held open wide
I fell down on my knees
And just clung to Him and cried

He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Dissappeared in sweet release
And every fear I'd ever had
Just melted into peace

He's alive, He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive, He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive, He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive, He's alive,
He's alive

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pieces to the puzzle

I love the app "Jigsaw Puzzle" it is pretty small on my IPod touch and was probably made for the iPad but it is still my favorite. I also can use my own pics if I want and listen to my music while playing. It is funny how something so small can be so relaxing. Putting the pieces together and seeing progress.
I think of us as being pieces to Abba's puzzle. Each piece unique in design, only able to fit in that one area making a picture, a reflection of himself. Each one of us specially created to do His work, to do that special task only we can do. No one else was created to do the same thing. At times believers must take on a task that was meant for someone else to do but cannot fulfill it. We all have a special aspect of Abba only we can see and fulfill. We need to come together as one with other believers to connect and share who Abba is. If someone is given a revelation about something and another believer has the same revelation but with a different aspect of it, they are making the revelation more complete. It is sad believers use pride, indifference, rules & regulations to separate His bride. Can you imagine what could happen if the body of Christ came together as one? A bride ready for her husband. Knowing who he is, seeing his heart, having true intimacy, seeing his love for his bride, expecting for the time to come.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Lake House


The Lake House movie is my favorite movie of all time. Mostly because the two main characters are just like me & Bob. Both characters have our mannerisms and it even has his baby brother's playful antics in it.
Anyway, in the movie, the lake house has a unique design. There is an oak tree planted in the ground and is growing in the center of it. As a true believer, the design reminds me of the lake house being us and the tree being Yeshua. The lake house has walls made of glass. We as believers at times have our curtains inside of us drawn never letting people see inside. Aren't we representatives of Yeshua here on earth with the Holy Spirit guiding us? What are we afraid of? Why are we so afraid of people knowing us? Isn't that what we want to see in people? How much different the world could be if people had no hidden agendas, no quid pro quo, just total honesty with one another. To be moved by the Spirit and help the hurting world regardless if they are saved or not. I want to be just like the early christians who had the Holy Spirit move & guide them, to be a lake house with glass panel walls and maker of the tree of life inside. To welcome people with open arms, showing them they have a father who will love and accept them forever.
John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Final Destination"

    It is strange how true believers view death. Thinking you'll die, be gone forever off this earth as Heaven will be the final destination. There is so much more the bible explains but is never talked about because the church leaders do not understand. There has been so many different religious groups started because of this issue, in Yeshua's time and ours. "The church" for the most part has taken many scriptures out of context and changed the meaning to fit their agenda or skewed understanding. Only the Holy Spirit has the real truth, not man's attempted knowledge of the bible. We must hear what the Holy Spirit teaches us. After all, didn't He tell them what to write.
     Anyway, to go back to the beginning of the bible, the Tanach really doesn't speak much about Heaven other then the place where Abba dwells. That is because it was never the final destination. True believers right now who have passed away are in Heaven only because their "outer man" has died but their "spirit man" is still alive. When Adam & Eve sinned, that separated us from the spirit realm, our "spirt man" died, we were no longer one with Abba. Our "spirit man" need to be restored. When Yeshua died on the cross, we could be one with Abba once again. We have the Holy Spirit in us, for all truth. When we start the millennium reign, that is when our spirit bodies are restored with our "outer man" bodies becoming one once again. Right now Heaven is just one big giant Noah's Ark. It is the New Jerusalem that will be on the new earth after millennium reign & judgment seat. Then it will be The Age, the age to come and in New Jerusalem, we will not marry or have kids any more. Also we will each have our own house. When I saw my house in heaven, I didn't see a upstairs. I wondered about that then Abba showed me why. People that have gone to heaven describe it as the New Jerusalem that is probably why the church thinks heaven is their final destination but that is not what the bible says. Abba will make a new heaven & earth and the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from Heaven but that's after the millennium reign  No you can't have kids in heaven, because your bodies will be here for now but during the millennium reign when we get our bodies back restored will be able to. Abba showed me my kids back in 2008. I will have them in the millennium reign. "Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection ( millennium reign); over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years." Rev 20:6. we can't die in the millennium only the ones that were born during that time. 
      True believers who "died", before Yeshua removed the curse, went to paradise. It was on the other side of hell, between the chasm Luke 16:26. The dead were still down there on the earth separated from Heaven where Abba & Yeshua dwelled. The tanach warned us about talking to the dead. The reason Saul could talk to Samuel because he was still on the earth in paradise but that all changed when Yeshua died on the cross. You try that now, it won't work. The earth is satan's territory. You will be talking to demons not true believers. The only way you can speak to a true believer, who are in heaven, is to have permission by Abba thru His Spirit. Only He can allow you to speak to them but you must also believe you can too. People don't understand this because of what the church has done. It is all about having a true relationship with Abba, not a religion about Abba. Hearing and talking to Him. He is our "Daddy". So many people are in bondage to the rules church leaders put on His kids. Not knowing His truth, not hearing His Spirit speak to us. We must have The Holy Spirit guide us to hear Abba and obey! Yeshua gave us a "helper" for a reason to be part of our lives, not to just talk about Him in church. We are never going to die. Abba will never kill us spiritually. Our nefesh will either cry out to Yeshua or reject Him and go to hell then after the judgment, to the lake of fire forever. 
     When we are brought back to live in the millennium reign. Yeshua will have His kingdom on the earth and rule for a thousdand years. Paul said "For He must reign until he has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death." In 1 Corinthians 15:20-26 it explains what Yeshua did and what He will do, so He can hand the kingdom back over to Abba. "But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death." 
      After the thousand year reign, the judgment seat will judge all of mankind, lusifer and his army are judged and thrown into the lake of fire along with those who rejected Yeshua. Death is abolished. Abba will make a new Heaven & Earth and live with us once again like when we were in the garden. In revelation ch 21:2, speaks of the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from Heaven and Abba is with us. Rev. 21:3. This is The Age, the age to come. 
     Luke 20: 34- 38, Yeshua said to them, “The Sadducees of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. “But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB. “Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.” Abba and Yeshua also know that we will not be living in heaven forever. They know that we will be on the new earth, the New Jerusalem, living with them. We are Abba's kids, and as Yeshua puts it "He is not the God of the dead but of the living" well said Yeshua!

Monday, September 3, 2012

"There are no Accidents"

Thru out my life Abba would use different things to get His point across, to teach me. Most of the time He would use humor. I guess at times I can be to literal and serious. So for several years, Abba has been using different movies to help me grow up. Showing me different things in my life, helping me to change into what He wants me to be. The movie He is using this time is "Kung Fu Panda." When I watched it in the Drive - in's on Sat night in 2008, I did notice some things in the movie that was me but I just brushed it off. Then later that week, at Wednesday's bible study, we broke off and some of the elders went around and prayed with people. One of the elders came over to me and started to pray over me, not with me. She was praying in tongues and then all of a sudden she shouts out "mighty warrior" I looked at her in astonishment and she looks back at me shock and dismayed then just walked away. I told my mom what happened that night and she looked me also not believing. As I was talking to her about it, I was remembering things in the movie thinking "how am I going to be a mighty warrior for Abba? There is no way, people don't believe me and think I'm a freak."
So now, for this past year, a lot of things in the movie are starting to become fulfilled. Every part of that movie, I'm just like Po. When I concentrate on the bible, I stink. Abba always has to reveal things to me. I don't do well studying but if I watch or am told things, I get the concept most of the time. I was always a D student in english. Abba has to help me with these blogs, I usually can tell if the Holy Spirit helped me or I am just rambling - big difference between them. Also this past year, even the football team I was on changed their colors to black and white. Not a accident.
So no matter what Abba does, I know he is going to finish what he started. It is hard to see my self as Abba sees me but we must see that we are not accidents but created and chosen by Him to do His will no matter how we feel about ourselves. It is not for me to worry, Abba is in control, not by my timing but His and by His Spirit, I'll be able to do what He wants me to do.
"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Philippians 2:13 


Thursday, August 16, 2012

"our hearts desire"

Back in 1977, there was a show on TV called Emergency. The show was about being a firefighter/ paramedic in the Fire Service. The wailing sound of the sirens would wake me up. I was 4 years old and would sneak down stairs and sit on the top landing to watch the show. Sometimes, when my cousin Michael would catch me, I would get a spanking but it was so worth it and now I can watch it on Netflix anytime I want. This desire is still with me today, I'm a vol. Firefighter/ EMT for the West Albany Fire Dept.
     Anyway the thing is, Abba has already provided for us what He wants us to do. He always has me as a "Rescuer" in more ways than one but He set that up already, before I was born. It is a provision by Him for me to do His will. People get upset because they have no idea what Abba might want them to do but they need to remember He has already provided according to His will. How will you know? Having His Spirit confirm it. Plus didn't Yeshua say His yoke is easy, His burden is light? Abba has already given us the ability to do His will. It is when we line up our will with His will, our real hearts desires will flow. Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."  "Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary"
Isaiah 40:31

 

"To The Sky"
Adam Young

Shipwreck in a sea of faces
There's a dreamy world up there
Dear friends in higher places
Carry me away from here

Travel light, let the sun eclipse you
'Cause your flight is about to leave
And there's more to this brave adventure
Than you'd ever believe

Birdseye view, awake the stars 'cause they're all around you
Wide eyes will always brighten the blue
Chase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery
'Cause after all those wings will take you up so high

So bid the forest floor goodbye
As you race the wind and take to the sky
You take to the sky

On the heels of war and wonder
There's a stormy world up there
You can't whisper above the thunder
But you can fly anywhere

Purple burst of paper birds this
Picture paints a thousand words
So take a breath of myth and mystery
And don't look back

Birdseye view, awake the stars 'cause they're all around you
Wide eyes will always brighten the blue
Chase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery
'Cause after all those wings will take you up so high

So bid the forest floor goodbye
As you race the wind and take to the sky
(Take to the sky)

There's a realm above the trees
Where the lost are finally found
Touch your feathers to the breeze
And leave the ground

Birdseye view, awake the stars 'cause they're all around you
Wide eyes will always brighten the blue
Chase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery
'Cause after all those wings will take you up so high

So bid the forest floor goodbye
As you race the wind and take to the sky
You take to the sky
(You take to the sky)
You take to the sky

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Lord of the Harvest"


In 1982 the Imperials came out with a song called "Lord of the harvest" it was never a popular song but every time it was on the radio my mom would always ask me this one question "Do you know what your name means?" Before the song came out, I can remember she started telling me what my name meant since I was 4. She would always make sure I knew what my name meant "reaper of the harvest" from her baby book. Now every time I hear this song, I think of my name.
   The song states that we bring them home. Yes in a way we do help Abba but He is the one that stirs their hearts. We can't save anyone. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that convict their hearts, not us! We need to do what the Holy Spirit directs us to do because only He knows what's in their hearts(nefesh). Remember we are the taxi cabs, Abba is the driver. Some people get upset when a spouse, family member, or friend rejects Yeshua. There is no way we can force their nefesh to think otherwise. Something is blocking them from trusting in Abba. Only Abba knows what that is and how to fix it. Sometimes, the only way for them to get to the truth, is for only Yeshua to ask them that question. The best thing we can do is pray for them and listen to what the Holy Spirit wants us to do. We also need to BELIEVE that Abba is in control and that He will take care of them. When we go out and witness to people, we need to listen to the Holy Spirit because He needs to direct us. I don't worry anymore if I did a good job or not, because it is the Holy Spirits job, not mine. On my first time witnessing in downtown Albany, I was giving these special 1,000,000 dollar tracts out. I got them from the way of the master store. The group split up some on one side of the street and some on the other going down Central ave. We had stopped in front of the beauty shop and they went in. I stayed out and gave some to kids outside. Then another kid started coming towards me and reach out his hand, right then the lady behind me asked for one. I knew I had only one left. The kid asked for it first but I knew in my spirit the lady should have had it. I was torn. Kids in poor areas have trust issues. I reached and started to hand the tract to the kid and a gust of wind blew the tract out of my hand and split in two. I was in awe, I knew I only had one left. I picked up the two tracts and handed one to each.
If we give a opportunity for the Holy Spirit to move, He will. It is when we put Abba in a box and only think what He does is only in a box, our faith will suffer. Our faith is the actions of our beliefs. What we believe determines how much faith we will have. We need to listen and trust that Abba will always be in control.

Lord of the Harvest

See the fields, ripe and white as snow
Up from the seeds of faith we planted long ago
So many the hearts in season
With every prayer they've grown
He has made them ready
But we must bring them home

Lord of the harvest place your fire in me
Servant you need now, servant I will be
Give me the eyes of your spirit,
Your heart of compassion to know
Lord of the harvest, show me where to go

Time like a free wind, so quickly slips away
Too soon today's tomorrow, too soon yesterday
So little time for the reaping and the laborers are few
Lift your head to the fields of white
The work that we must do

Lord of the harvest place your fire in me
Servant you need now, servant I will be
Give me the eyes of your spirit,
Your heart of compassion to know
Wherever you may lead me
Lord of the Harvest, Lord of the Harvest I'll Go

Lord of the harvest place your fire in me
Servant you need now, servant I will be
Give me the eyes of your spirit,
Your heart of compassion to know
Wherever you may lead me
Lord of the Harvest, Lord of the Harvest I'll Go
Lord of the Harvest I'll Go
See the fields

"The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry"

Last week I finally saw the movie "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry"
Abba has been bugging me for a while now and I finally got the time. It is a true christian story about our walk with Abba and the impact of witnessing. Very good story, it will be well worth your time.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nitro Power!

Sorry, it has been awhile since my last blog entry. Since Oct 2011 I have been taking care of my Aunt Shirley every Saturday because my Aunt Agnes had to have heart surgery. Then I was dealing with my med insurance to cover a C-pap machine. They said I should have had it when I was young. My sister would always yank on my nose because of snoring and I keep falling asleep in class in 1st grade. I finally get one in January and the nose mask is causing me to swallow air. I get switch to a full face because I’m considered a mouth breather. Abba always adds humor to everything in my life. I truly can say that, I now look like Horton the Elephant. I was having problems with the mask and sleep was eluding me but now I have a good mask and I do notice things different. I am also under a curfew until July. I need to be in bed by 9pm yipes! If I don’t make the 76% usage my insurance won’t pay. Doh! With all this going on I also joined The Northeastern Nitro’s IWFL football team in the beginning of January, Whew! So the weekends have been filled with my aunt and football and the weekdays I play catch–up. So I have been writing little notes on some post it note paper and saving them. I think I’ll have a book by the time July comes but right now I need to study the plays and get fit. So until then my brain will be in football mode – “Find the ball, get the ball, where’s the ball, find the ball, get the ball……”

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Which side will you be on?

From Isareal today magazine

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"Raise these arms"

Guardians of Ga’Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky has been one of my favorite books. She uses WWII and the Nazi regime analogy showing the good owls "The Guardians" defeating the bad owls "Pure ones." The Guardians motto is "To make strong the weak, mend the broken, and vanquish the evil." This saying always reminded me of a song I love called "Raise these arms" by David Meece. The song sounds like a fighting song but it is actually just the opposite. "Raise these arms means just that, to just raise our arms up in total surrender. Surrendering our nefesh to do Abba's will His way by His Spirit moving in us.  Matthew 10:20 "For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you." The Spirit has to direct us because He knows whats in people's hearts - not us. Thats why we need to hear Him, to obey, and to act what the Spirit is telling us to do. Then we can say "To make strong the weak, mend the broken, and without hesitation vanquish the evil."
"Raise These Arms"
by David Meece


In the ease of unconcern
I rested lazily
To the sound of the careless songs
Well, it almost got the best of me
'Till I heard the prophet's anger
Echo from the centuries
'Till I couldn't fight the truth
I could only answer


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms
Yes I will


Say to those who sleep in Zion
Now the time has come to rise
Can you hear the voice of Jesus
See the fire in His eyes?
Who will go and help the hopeless
Who will go and help the weak?
Lead the lost sheep to the shepherd
Who will answer?


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms


We have wrestled with the angel
We've wandered in the night
And we've lost our way in pointless games
Now it's time to stop pretending
Time we get up on our feet and say
Hey, Hey


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms