“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

 

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  What is your vision?  How do you see the future for yourself?  Is your vision one of life, or one of death?  Your choices determine your outcome.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Proverbs 29)

When we read the news or watch videos from a number of different producers, we get the distinct impression that the end of all things is right upon us.  That impression might in fact be correct.  But perhaps not.  We might still be a long way from the end of things in this world.

Since I was a boy, a child of 12, I have been a careful observer of events, of people, of law, justice (or the lack thereof).  I watched the hippies burn their draft cards.  I watched women burn their bras.  I listened to Walter Cronkite announce the daily body count from the war in Vietnam.  I discovered and read closely George Orwells’ book 1984.

The end has been “coming” for a long time, has it not?  World War II looked like the war to end all wars to that generation.  Surely peace would follow such a terrible war.  The survivors of WW I thought the very same things.  And the bloodiest war in American history, the Civil War, surely it looked like the end of all things to those people at that time.  A slaughter like America has never seen since.  Brothers killing brothers.  Daddies firing on their own sons on opposing sides of that war.

Surely that had to be the end of days.  But no.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

I have been trained to fight seemingly my entire life.  As some of you know, my sweet momma used to take me by the hand and march me back to face my antagonist when I was a boy.  I lost all of my fights back then.  Looking back, I think it was because I didn’t actually want to beat anyone up.  I never hit anyone, and the thought of it was radical and unwelcome to me.  So I lost them all.

But in time and with training, I learned that it is very difficult to do significant harm to another man in hand-to-hand combat.  In short, my opponent would live should I give them my best.  And they did.  Zero casualties and also zero defeats.

I did become a different kind of fighter.  A violent one.  Intense.  Focused.  Determined and ruthless.

In the army, I was offered FBI SWAT training at Quantico at the age of 19.  Quite an honor and I still regret declining.  But I know how things work in the line of work I was in during my Army years, and I just did not want to kill people for a living.  The thought of a career of head shots exploding in my rifle scope just did not turn me on.

But I have the talent.

They told me I was a “Super Troop”.  They sent people to entice me to remain in the Army, and often I do regret leaving because the Army is a very cool organization.  Lots of money and if they like you, you can write your own ticket.  CIA, Delta, Other – all were on the table but in the end, one thing turned me to Truth forever.

That night in the desert that I was sealed with the Holy Spirit of Yahuah.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

It took some time, but a few years ago, about four and maybe five now, Torah was given to me by the Ruach Ha Kodesh.  “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

Our Good Father chooses His Elect.  The Elect are difficult to deceive, and the Chosen are indeed the Elect.  We know and we understand.  Our heart is bound by Torah.  We abide in the Truth and understand that Yahusha was and is the personal embodiment of Torah.  He is the Living Truth, the living Torah.  He only came to do the will if Yahuah, which is spelled out in Torah.  Yahusha was the perfect One.  The Living Truth.

My salvation came through my submission to Yahusha, and my joy and completion made whole by Torah.  It is the Way which guides me through this life, as it guides many of you.  I know your lives, because you have shared so much with me.  We go through difficult times.  We experience loneliness, despair, depression, fear, contempt, disrespect, even hatred against us for what we are called to live.

Torah set me free like I never imagined anything could.  Torah is the Living Truth.  The Words are alive and when they are within us, we become alive with Torah.

Many of you know the difficulties I have with my family.  Drugs, police, divorce, ridicule, contempt, mockery, violence, humiliation.  Yet in the face of all of that, Torah was rock steady.  Torah was my beacon, my shining light, a lamp unto my feet which showed me the way.  And here I am, alone at night rather far from my children and among strange people who do not follow the Way.

Yet I am happy.  Peace seems to follow me wherever I go.  I am poor but have everything I need.  I have significant and real hope for the future.  My health is sterling.  I have started redeveloping my physical fitness and have a superb job with a former employer.  I am free now from the animosity of the lost.  And perhaps best of all, I noticed that one of my sons has started reading the Words.  He has not mentioned this to me, but he also had a t-shirt today that had scripture on the back of it, and he told me that he applied for a job (he is 15).

Torah.  The living Truth.  Happy is he who follows Torah.  Devote your life to it.  Do so peacefully.  Be willing to lose when others confront you.  You have no need to engage the swine.  They are unclean in their spirit and will never hear Truth unless Yahuah wills it.

Have a vision for your life.  Listen to the Spirit of Yahuah within you.  He will plant His light within you and if you humbly walk in His light, He will take you where He wants you to go.  Be confident that He loves you and that He knows what He is doing.  He has good plans for you in this life and all you need to do is live according to His Torah.

You will not walk in the Way perfectly, although He did tell Abraham to walk before Him and “be perfect”.  Abraham wasn’t perfect though, was he?  Yet Yahuah blessed Abraham richly, just as He will bless you.

I love you.  Walk in the Way.  Walk in the Way, and do not look back.

 

 

 

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David Knollhoff
David Knollhoff
4 months ago

Amen.

Jerry Richter
Jerry Richter
4 months ago

Great post brother ! Baruk Haba Bashem YAHUAH !!!

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