Possibly my favorite book of the Holy Bible, the experience of Jöb (Iyov – ee-öhv) is truly staggering to the mind. Losing his hard-earned fortune, being the most righteous human on earth, acknowledged by Yahuah as such a man, losing all of his children from the collapse of his first-born sons’ home, being covered with boils, scraping them with broken pottery as he lay in the ashes of a sacrificial fire.
As many of you know, I spent the last five weeks in a worst-case world. It involved several of my emotions, and those at the maximum level of performance. Anger, fear and love were all at the boiling point. It was truly terrible.. Sometimes I could only shiver, my whole body literally shaking in these small amplitude tremors, from my neck to my toes.
That is odd, actually. Have you ever experienced that?
Mat 10:34-36 – Yahusha said “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a bride against her mother-in-law. Ones hostile to the man shall be those of his own house.” Mic. 7:6
Mat 10:21 But brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child. And children will rise up against parents and will put them to death.
Mat 10:22 And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but the one enduring to the end shall be kept safe.
Yahusha (Jesus) came to stir up trouble. He came to lay down the dividing line between the faithful and the fake. He came to create deadly division, to divide, to separate and to create strife, enmity and hatred toward those who follow Him and from those who fight Him.
Last week I started teaching my sons from the Book of Matthew (Besorah Matityah, or “The Good News According to Matthew”). Matityah (aka Matthew by the KJV translators/creators) is a very special book on the Word of Yahuah, because it teaches so many things.
One of the “things” that Matityah teaches which is quite remarkable is this: If you do not forgive your enemies, or those who have harmed you, Yahuah (“God” per the KJV translators) will not forgive you of your own sins.
I think X-mas is tomorrow. How ironic it is that the “X-mas” thing, which is so offensive to most Christians, is also quite true. There is nothing of Yahusha in this pagan holy day.
But today is too important to spend it discussing what has already been put to bed.
Instead, let us talk about lust – you know – the “thirsting for another” kind of lust. Have you ever done that? Have you ever been snuggled up to your husband or wife or girlfriend or boyfriend, or crusing in your car or on your motorcycle or sitting alone on a park bench or sitting in church, burning with aching desire to have the person across the room, or in some other town, or across your dinner table?
I was just concluding an email to a dear brother at FossilizedCustoms.com, when the Holy Spirit of Yahuah spoke in my spirit these words: The World Changes Right Away. (This was first published December 1, 2019. Covid time, changes the world. – JD)
I hesitated for a moment before typing them, because I tend to hold back more than I should. I err on the side of caution. Not that caution is lack of faith, but because I often catch myself writing more information than most readers want to read.
Nonetheless, we live in the most important time of our lives, and much must be said, quickly.