Some Fun Understanding Of Our Relationship With Our Father

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. - Matthew 7:14

We tend to doubt that He desires the best for us in our human lives, and we do not believe that His plans are superior to ours most of the time.  We wrestle with Him, wanting what we want and hoping that He plays it our way.

Not 🙂

His way is best, but sometimes it is a bumpy flight.  Gratitude toward Him for whatever the outcome is key.  Trust that He loves you and live in gratitude for whatever rolls your way.  That is Faith.  He will handle things.

Faith, Baby!

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?

But something wonderful happened. I was able to let go of all of it. Yes, it was still quite difficult, quite stressful, uncertain, hostile, sad… but I had a dream 15 years ago, and in that dream there were three little boys walking down a sidewalk in front of a house that was alone on that street. The trees were tall and evergreen, and there was a waterfall in the woods across from the house. A mountainous area, I suppose.

I drove first into the woods for no reason other than curiosity. Nice waterfall, and exit the forest road back onto the road.

Suddenly a rainstorm of biblical proportions struck. My truck was spinning wildly in the storm, and all I could see through the wind shield was water spattering onto it. Nothing but water and wild wind. I wrestled the steering wheel, trying to control my vehicle until a voice within me said “Let go.”

I let go, and instantly the storm stopped, as if it never were. And there in front of me were those three boys.

I knew that they were mine, although at the time I was not married and had no sons.

But I do now, and my sons are the same ages and sizes as the three in the dream. Exactly, down to the hair color and body build. They wore backpacks with earbud wires hanging out, tennis shoes, blue jeans, jackets and caps. The smallest one was in front – and I got to see him from the side. The smallest boy in the dream was identical to my 4 yr old son, Nate.

The point of the dream was this: We must learn to let go, and embrace the love and mercy of Yahuah. Particularly His mercy, which we often forget.

This storm that I just endured is the climax of that dream. The storm began before my first son was born, and lasted until yesterday. 14 years. Terrible storm. Ended.

It ended well. It ended well because of this: I believe that my Father loves me and has the best in mind for me. I believe whatever happens to me is for my good. Therefore, in the climax of the storm, I asked Yahuah to help me believe that, regardless of the outcome, it is His blessing to me and that I be grateful for that outcome.

That is what He did.

I am a fighter. I do love battle. I am aggressive, skilled in multiple forms of combat, and just as Daud cut off the head of the giant, so do I finish my opponents – decisively and and with prejudice.

But Yahuah restricts me in those things, and I am glad. Nonetheless, in this storm that passed, I had not yet begun to fight when it ended. Yes, I was engaged in the conflict but I had not even entered my powerband when it was over. Finished.

And that is where I had to let go. I could not continue the fight, and my primary weapons remained undeployed.

Disappointing, but the Will of Yahuah is merciful, and for His mercy I am exceedingly glad.

So today, the first day after the end of the storm, I find that my heart is light. Joy resides in me. Gladness exudes from me. I have peace, and real peace, for the first time in years.

Next time you face a difficult trial, let it go. Trust that Yahuah actually loves you, and that He is actually merciful and not a liar. Trust that, no matter what the outcome, He has the best in mind for you and nothing can overcome that. Nothing does overcome His Will, but I have learned from experience that we personally have outcomes and objectives that we personally want, and if we are stopped by some other person or thing, we get angry, frustrated and start praying “oh god, please help me achieve/obtain/get/win/escape/insert-verb-here”.

Well, if its not His Will, you will not receive it. So we must believe in our FAITH. Faith is exhibited by OBEDIENCE. Obedience means yes, we TRUST that HE LOVES us and is MERCIFUL.

Therefore, because Yahuah wants good for us, He will steer us toward GOOD, and we will get there IFwe DO NOT resist whatever He is doing by demanding that we want what we want. You know, forcing the situation. Being angry and then sinning in your anger by operating outside of TRUST, FAITH, LOVE and MERCY to and from GOD.

In all of our conflicts throughout life, He is with you if you are His child. He steers us and guides us but most of the time we simply demand whatsoever we demand, operating outside of His desire for us.

If you have lived long enough, you realized long ago that you create nearly all of your own problems.

Now you know why 🙂

Daddy loves you. Don’t argue with Him and do trust that He keeps His Word. That trust is obedience and it is credited to you as RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is very important for the outcome of your battles.

 

Loving Puts A Shine On Your Soul

Remember when you first started using email, and sometimes you would hit the SEND key before you edited your fresh composition?  Or maybe you wrote a real payback-is-hell email to your boss or wife or husband or friend, and it was mostly an exercise of “Oh I wish I could send this”, and you sent it?

I did that two minutes ago.

Not an email but a posting that went out to a whole bunch of subscribers.  It is a piece about fidelity, respect, obedience from wives to husbands.  I have some wonderful women who subscribe to me and I do try to be sensitive to “feelings”.

Nonetheless, Yahuah is no respector of persons, so neither should we be.  And wrong is wrong.  Sin is sin and we all need to love more faithfully.

I’d like to speak to Mr., now.  Husband, father, son – the man.  Commanded to love his wife repeatedly by Yahuah, what does that tell us about men?

That we need to be reminded a lot?  That it is a command and not an option?  Sure, yes, all of that.  But the main takeaway from all those “Thou shalt love..” is this: Love is a decision.

Men choose to love or not to love.  We don’t get a “feeling”, and it isn’t chemistry.  It is a decision, like whether or not to mow the lawn, wash the dog, read the Word or take a shower.  Love is the end result of “I will”.

I like that.

Choosing to love can be a very difficult choice.  Loving an unloveble woman can be quite difficult, as one might imagine.  Unlovable means just that: not lovable.  Some women make it extremely difficult for a man to love them, and then they wonder why they are not loved.

Make it easier to love you, ladies.  If you need some pointers, read this.

A disrespectful wife is the most difficult woman to love, brother.  They are contemptous, loud, bossy, arrogant, deceitful and in general not worth having around.

Proverbs speaks to this several times, citing the fact that it is better to live in the corner of a roof than in a fine home with a contentious woman.  Or that it is better to have a little bit in peace than a lot of stuff in strife.

That said, if you are married, and if your wife does all that stuff and you are miserable, guess what?  Yahuah never promised you a rose garden.  He never said you would have Miss Manners for a wife, or that your wife would not be a closet man-hater.  You married her and now you get to start the long march.

But you can do it.

Love is simply love.  It is not slavery, or some way to break your will.  You can love your wife very deeply but never do the fawning roses and chocolates and the “yes, dears” and the “doing whatever she wants because that what she wants to do” thing.

You can love her just fine while watching the Superbowl with a room full of friends.

You can love her just fine while her mother complains about you behind your back, and your wife says “mommy, you are so smart”.  Faithful wives are hard to come by.

But you can still love her, and love her deeply.

Love does not require you to check your self-respect at the door.  You still get to be all the man that you can muster.  Maintain your self-respect, maintain your dignity.  Do things that you know are good for you, and help your wife when she needs help.  If she asks for help, help her.  Be polite to her.  Treat her with respect because when you are disrespectful to anyone, you are disrespectful to yourself.

When she does things that confound you with illogical thought processes, love her anyway.  Let it go.  It is not love to go about correcting and perfecting her.  She gets to live her life, in large part, as she see’s fit.  As long is she plays within the parameters of the Word, she is good to go.  Let her roll her way.  Don’t be afraid that, if she does some things her way, that you will be less a man.

A strong man will give his wife all the latitude she needs.  Unless it is sin, encourage her in her endeavors.  That is love.

You can try a good many things to build your relationship with her, but again, if she is a modern man-hating type of woman, then she certainly is not easy to love.

Just as some men are simply wicked, dead soul types, selfish to the core and interested only in their own personal comfort, many women are exactly the same.  You might be married to one and guess what?  She just might burn in hell for her rejection of Yahuah, and you might be married to her until the day one of you dies.

If that is your situation, you can still love her.  She might complain first thing every morning and throughout the day for the remaining 90,000+ days of her bitter life, and that might be one of the most profound blessings you will receive from Yahuah.

If this is your life, rejoice because you get to submit to Yahuah out of respect to Him.  He says “love”, she says “beat it” and there you are, torn between your desire to honor Yahuah or to call down sulfur upon your once-upon-a-time-a-long-time-ago delightful bride.

But He is watching.

He is mindful of your desire to obey Him.  He knows that you want to love her as He commands, and He does see everything you do.  Keep it up.  Live your life.  Offer to read the Word with her.  Keep that door open, always.  Yes, it might be like studying the Word with Louis Farrakhan, but the Word will do its job, and in time, if she is willing, her heart will open.

Some women have been deeply hurt by men.  So badly wounded that they are unable to trust even their husband.  They marry, hoping that their love or fondness or whatever is running through their mind for the guy they marry will transform them/her into the happy, trusting girl that she was before evil came.

That’s where you can be a real blessing to her, because although you might never know about her wound, if you can win her trust, you can win her heart.

You win that trust by loving, and it is a richly sacrificial love that you bring to the table, too.  You are going to take some licks from her as she tests you.  She wants to know where your breaking point is because she is looking for that moment where she can say “Aha!  You are all the same”.

But if you love her, your desire is Yahuah and not her.  She will find you very hard to antagonize.

There are no guarantees except for this one: If you choose to love her in spite of her utter disdain for gracefulness and respect to you, you will become a better man.  You are not some door mat or whipping post.  No need to argue or even have discussions with an overtly hostile woman.  Pointless.  Do love, do help, but go about your life taking care of your business, biding your time, and waiting for Yahuah.

He’s patient with us, and we are the most faithless creatures he made.

 

Knock Knock! “Who’s There?” :)

05:49 AM, Friday.  On the headphones is the band Imagine Dragons, an Indi Rock band that I have grown quite fond of.  The album is EVOLVE, and the music is great.  Just fantastic, and I like it at about 50 percent volume.  Louder would be just fine for me, but not for my ears.

The particular tune playing as I start this is the song “Rise Up”.

I encourage you to read and study the Word of Yahuah.  Trust Him, lean on Him, and never try to “figure Him out”, because you can’t.  No one can.  Paul tells us that Yahuah is “inscrutable”, and that means “you cannot figure Him out”. Continue reading “Knock Knock! “Who’s There?” :)”

“He’s Not Like Us” Thus The Righteous Perish

Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is my first communication since the refining of my subscriber database; the separation of the wheat from the tares. Yahuah did call me out of the world, very powerfully.  He did radically transform me from hating Him to yearning to be with Him. As one “christian” leader in my local church commented privately to a mutual and respected friend,  “He (referring to me) is not like us.” In the subsequent two years since that comment was made, his actions proved repeatedly that he is false to me; not my friend and not my brother.

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The Law: What Is It? Where Do I find It? How Do I Obey It?

How To Study The Instructions Of Yahuah – It Is Only Difficult When We Personally Make It Difficult

When one is new to Torah observance, one can find oneself at a loss regarding “Where to start”. Its funny that Yahuah left us His “Instructions” or “Words” (mistransliterated as “Law”), without a “Start Here” button to click.

So one will ask friends, search the interweb, read various sections of Torah and generally attempt to piece together a process of study. One thing for sure you will learn, as did I, is this: Obedience is easy until we make it difficult ourselves.  It is our selfish flesh that makes obedience difficult, every time.

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The Dragon Comes To Destroy Those With The Testimony Of Yahusha & Keeping The Commandments of Yahuah

Editors Note - The Name/Lew White


The Third Commandment – Exo 20:7 – “You shall not take the name of Yahuah your God in vain; for Yahuah will not leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain.

AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH: “I will be Who I will be.”

AHAYAH is a verb (to exist) – it is not a name (noun).

KEY OF KNOWLEDGE: TO KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE ONE WE WORSHIP

“I am Yahuah your Alahim” – ANOKY YAHUAH ALAHENU – DT. 5:6

Is the Creator’s Name Yahuah or Ahayah?

Shemoth / Exodus 3:14, 15 in the Hebrew tells us YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY is His Name forever throughout all generations, and is the Name found at least 6,823 times in the TaNaK.

The phrase AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH is understood to mean “I will be Who I will be.”

AHAYAH is not used in the phrase as a noun or name, but as a verb meaning “to exist.” In the conversation with Mosheh, Yahuah is telling him He will be Who He is, and He will remain Who He is.

He then reveals the Name by which He will be known forever throughout all generations: Yahuah.

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