Instruction, Knowledge and Wisdom for Today
27th day of the 12th Biblical Month, Adar1, 5774/6013
(Friday, February 27, 2013)
This past week I have received several requests for help praying or concerning the need to know how to pray.
I am pleased to see believers wanting to improve there prayer life, yet within these request were other needs in their lives leading them to desire a deeper conversation with Yahweh.
I say the following with complete love, for I have had circumstances in my life where I became tired and frustrated waiting for answers from the Lord, times when it seemed my physical needs could not wait. I know what it is like to be hungry and cold. Therefore let me turn to our best example; Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ};
As the time drew near when the Torah and all prophecy to date would be fullfilled, and although the Holy Spirit dwelled completely in Yeshua, he was also fully human. Yeshua knelt praying in the garden at Gethsemene, heart sick and full of sorrow, He knew what lay ahead and he prayed, "Abba, father, all things are possble for You. Take away this cup from me! Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." Yeshua knew the pain, humiliation and degradation He would soon suffer. He also knew the pain and grief of the Father and also of His earthly family and bretheren. If there were any other way, Yeshua would have spared all involved the pain that awaited. Yet, more than He wanted to spare himself and all those he was close to, He wanted to do the Will Of The Father, for in that, all could be spared.
Saints, the reward is always greater when we seek the will of Abba. We think we know what we want, but He knows what we need. I say, submit to the Lord and seek His kingdom first, and all else will truly follow. Yahweh really does want to give you the desires of your heart, and that will only come when we submit to His will.
Everywhere Yeshua went, the first thing He did was to meet the physical needs of those to whom He was about to minister. The scripture emphatically tells us in the gospels, "seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and I'll also be added to you," (Matthew 6:33) it also tells us that if we seek the kingdom of the Lord, He will give us the desires of our hearts. Sometimes we don't know what is the real desire of our heart. The desire of your heart, I pray, is like mine; to be in presence of Adoni, our Almighty Creator, Yahovah.
I hear a lot of people say, "God's not answering my prayers", or "I pray, but he doesn't give me what I asked for, doesn't he hear me?" If we're not hearing from God, maybe it really is that we're not hearing what we want to hear from God. Let us consider this; maybe we need to pray, "Lord what is your will for this area of my life?" or perhaps The Lord's answer is, "Not right now. I would prefer you seek My will." I can tell you this, I have seen the mightiest move from God in my life, after I have said, "Okay God, I am content with what you've given me. I will seek you're will and your direction in my life." You would be surprised how many times I get what I want after I have submitted to His will, not always, but many times. We have to trust that God knows what is best for us, and of course, that's wherein comes faith.
Yahweh wants obedience above all else. Just read Isaiah Chapter One and you will get a good understanding how Yahovah feels about the subject. Sacrifice means little to nothing without obedience. I invite you to read this chapter, then pray and repent of any disobedience and start looking to the Torah for instruction on how the Lord would choose to have you behave.
I would be remiss if I did not tell you that if you have unrepented sin and/or unforgiveness in your heart, it will hinder your prayers. Also, if there is something between you and someone else, you should do your best to make it right. These issues apply to your giving as well. Whenever we come to the Throne or Alter of Yahovah we should search ourselves first and as the situation dictates, seek forgiveness or guidance from the Lord.
Concerning how to pray, we again should look to our Saviors example. Yeshua tells ua in Matthew 6:9-13;
"Therefore you must be praying in this way:
'Our Father, Who is in the heavens:
Your name must at once be made holy:
Your kingdom must now come:
Your will must be done right now, as in heaven also on Earth:
You must now give us today the things necessary for our existence:
You must right now forgive our sins for us, in the same manner as we have completed forgiving everyone of everything, big and little, against us:
And do not lead us into temptation,
but You must now rescue us from the evil one'
For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
~ One New Man Bible
Now Yeshua did not mean repeat this same prayer every time you pray. He gave ua a model for prayer, for example:
'Our Father, Who is in the heavens: Acknowledge who God and where God is, You could say, "Dear Father, Creator of the Universe."
Your name must at once be made holy: Acknowledge the name of God. You could say, Blessed is your name.
and so on.
The Lord's prayer covers the basic over all areas we should include in all our prayers. Of course, we have much more we should share with our Lord. Talk to Him as you would a parent, discuss your life and feelings with Him. Ask His advice, cry on His shoulder. Make your requests known with praise and thanksgiving. Abba wants an intimate love relationship with you, that's why you were created! There, I answered the all time BIG question. Now you can share it with others when they ask why they were put on this earth!
And do not forget to do as Yeshua/Jesus instructed; pray in His name.
If you want more instruction or just have more questions, please, I encourage you to submit them in the comments box.
That's all for now Saints. Please be encouraged and share your experiences and answered prayers. Also, if there is any need for prayer, submit a request. I would consider it a privledge and an honor to pray for you.
I pray the Lord keep you and bless you. May His grace and mercy be upon you. In Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, Amen.
Till next time, in Messiah Yeshua, your sister, Emma
13th day of the 12th Biblical month, Adar, in the year 5774 or 6013
(February 14, 2014)
How we get to know one another? Yahweh's vision for this website;
As I sought God's will and direction about this website, I pondered how to share events and miracles that have happened and still are occurring in my life. Abba showed me why the gospels are presented like they are. Bear with me...
When we get to know someone, we don't give them a chronological resume of the events of our lives. In order for them to get to know us, we spend time with them, we have experiences with them and we share memories of past experiences with them as they relate to the events that are happening around us.
Likewise, as we read the gospels, the Holy Spirit speaks to us in a manner we can apply to our daily lives, but at the same time we are getting to know Yeshua/Jesus and we travel a path with Him that is ours (Me & Yeshua) alone, reminiscing of past events, sharing current events and looking forward (prophecy) to the future with Him.
Hence, the Father finally got it through to me, "share as you go, let the Holy Spirit lead, take time to make friends and get to know one another. Don't just share testimonies, get to know each other, share lives and build relationships. That is the vision that is this Website. A good Spiritual Immune System starts with a relationship with Yeshua/Jesus...
Get to know your Lord & Savior; Yeshua Hamashiach /Christ Jesus:
1 John 2:28 And now, little children, remain in Him, so that if He would be revealed we would have boldness and we would not be shamed by Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who does righteousness would have been begotten by Him.
11th day of the 12th Biblical month, 6013, or of Adar, 5774.
(Wednesday, February 12, 2014)
The Word is Food for the Spirit:
Romans 10:17 So then faith is from hearing, and hearing through the message from Messiah. ~ "One New Man" Bible
I hope you noticed that one affects the other. The Word of God produces faith. So if everyman is given a measure (Romans 12:3), it stands to reason that we are told we can have more through the message of Yeshua. Hallelujah, what good new!
I can not stress enough the importance of abiding in the word of God. God instructs us to seek knowledge, and above all else Wisdom. The Scriptures are the God's perfect place to find exactly that, knowledge and Wisdom.
John 8:31-32 Therefore Y'shua was saying to the Jewish people who believed in Him, "If you would remain in My word, you are truly My disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." ~ "One New Man" Bible
I believe it is safe to conclude that the Word not only increases faith, but also by abiding in the Word, it becomes evidence of our discipleship in Christ Jesus.