Monday, August 17, 2015

Just Like Him..

The relationship between us and our Heavenly Father, Abba Father, 

Here is the link to the song that gave me the inspiration for today's blog. I hope the song blesses you.
I know many of you were not blessed with a godly, honorable father. I was blessed from the moment of conception. My dad was my hero. I remember walking hand in hand with him at our county fair, thinking how proud I was to have him as my Daddy. 
We have a heavenly Father Who loves us even more than my Daddy loved me. We can call Him Abba Father, (Daddy) He wants us to have that special relationship. He wants us to be proud to walk with Him. Take a moment and listen to this song that honors my earthly dad. Even though he went home to Abba Father in December, 1996, his love was and still is felt down through the generations. This song is written and sung by his grandson. 

And even if your earthly dad didn't or doesn't stack up, know that you, through Yeshua, can experience that special bond with Abba Father.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Clothes that last.

Today's Treasure

"I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels."
Isaiah 61:10

Clothes That Last

My first thought today when reading the title, was how borring to wear the same clothes for 40 years! I cannot even imagine my poor mother, she has about 40,000 pairs of shoes, and she wears all of them! I cannnot imagine her wearing only one pair for 40 years! But on a more serious note, God has provided for us in a more spectacular way than He did in the wilderness for the Isrealites; Jesus has worn the most gruesome of things, a robe dipped in blood, yet it is the most beautiful garment, because it is His blood, and He has let it for us! His sacrifice was necessary so we can wear those beautiful linen garment, clean and sparkling.
Beth said to us: God revealed Himself to His children through His constant care and provision. He still does. In what ways has He recently shown you His heart by providing for your needs?

Can you share your poetry here like Beth did in the study book? I would love to hear from you!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Jude 1:1

The first verse of Jude: who was Jude?

1 From Jude, a servant of Yeshua Christ and brother of James.
We find it interesting Jude calls himself a servant of Yeshua Christ,  and brother of James.
I think this is an indication of humility on his part. He shared a mother, Mary with Yeshua (Jesus). He and brothers James, Joseph, and Simon are Jesus' little brothers.
But he mearly calls himself "a servant of Yeshua Christ".
See Matthew13:55
"Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary? Aren’t his brothers’ names James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?"
He did things with Jesus.
See John 2:12
" After this, Yeshua, his mother, brothers, and disciples went to the city of Capernaum and stayed there for a few days."
And like other brothers, he gave advice to his brother Yeshua.
See John 7:3
" So Yeshua’s brothers told him, “Leave this place, and go to Judea so that your disciples can see the things that you’re doing".
At one time however,  he didn't even understand or believe Yeshua was the Christ.
See John 7:5
" 5 Even his brothers didn’t believe in him".
And it appears that Yeshua did as his brothers encouraged.
" 10 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, Yeshua went. He didn’t go publicly but secretly."
In thee end, these brothers of Yeshua believed. And they prayed.
See John 7:10
" 14 The apostles had a single purpose as they devoted themselves to prayer. They were joined by some women, including Mary (the mother of Yeshua), and they were joined by his brothers."
Apearantly Yeshua’s brothers included their wives in the ministry as is indicated in this comment in 1 Corinthians 9:5:
" Don’t we have the right to take our wives along with us like the other apostles, the Lord’s brothers, and Cephas (Peter) do?"
So, we know the author of the book of Jude is one of Jesus,  also known as Yeshua's younger brothers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Book of Jude Names of God Bible


1 From Jude, a servant of Yeshua Christ and brother of James.To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father, and who are kept safe for Yeshua Christ. 2 May mercy, peace, and love fill your lives!

Warnings about False Teachers

3 Dear friends, I had intended to write to you about the salvation we share. But something has come up. It demands that I write to you and encourage you to continue your fight for the Christian faith that was entrusted to God’s holy people once for all time. 4 Some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. Not long ago they were condemned in writing for the following reason: They are people to whom God means nothing. They use God’s kindness as an excuse for sexual freedom and deny our only Master and Lord,Yeshua Christ.5 I want to remind you about what you already know: The Lord once saved his people from Egypt. But on another occasion he destroyed those who didn’t believe. 6 He held angels for judgment on the great day. They were held in darkness, bound by eternal chains. These are the angels who didn’t keep their position of authority but abandoned their assigned place. 7 What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them is an example for us of the punishment of eternal fire. The people of these cities suffered the same fate that God’s people and the angels did, because they committed sexual sins and engaged in homosexual activities. 8 Yet, in a similar way, the people who slipped in among you are dreamers. They contaminate their bodies with sin, reject the Lord’s authority, and insult his glory.9 When the archangel Michael argued with the devil, they were arguing over the body of Moses. But Michael didn’t dare to hand down a judgment against the devil. Instead, Michael said, “May the Lord reprimand you!”10 Whatever these people don’t understand, they insult. Like animals, which are creatures of instinct, they use whatever they know to destroy themselves. 11 How horrible it will be for them! They have followed the path of Cain. They have rushed into Balaam’s error to make a profit. They have rebelled like Korah and destroyed themselves.12 These people are a disgrace at the special meals you share with other believers. They eat with you and don’t feel ashamed. They are shepherds who care only for themselves. They are dry clouds blown around by the winds. They are withered, uprooted trees without any fruit. As a result, they have died twice. 13 Their shame is like the foam on the wild waves of the sea. They are wandering stars for whom gloomy darkness is kept forever.14 Furthermore, Enoch, from the seventh generation after Adam, prophesied about them. He said, “The Lord has come with countless thousands of his holy angels. 15 He has come to judge all these people. He has come to convict all these ungodly sinners for all the ungodly things they have done and all the harsh things they have said about him.”16 These people complain, find fault, follow their own desires, say arrogant things, and flatter people in order to take advantage of them.17 Dear friends, remember what the apostles of our LordYeshua Christ told you to expect: 18 “In the last times people who ridicule God will appear. They will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who cause divisions. They are concerned about physical things, not spiritual things.

Final Advice

20 Dear friends, use your most holy faith to grow. Pray with the Holy Spirit’s help. 21 Remain in God’s love as you look for the mercy of our Lord Yeshua Christ to give you eternal life. 22 Show mercy to those who have doubts. 23 Save others by snatching them from the fire of hell. Show mercy to others, even though you are afraid that you might be stained by their sinful lives.24 God can guard you so that you don’t fall and so that you can be full of joy as you stand in his glorious presence without fault. 25 Before time began, now, and for eternity glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to the only God, our Savior, through Yeshua Christ our Lord. Amen."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Abba, Father; Daddy.

Romans 8:15 "You haven’t received the spirit of slaves that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the spirit of God’s adopted children by which we call out, “Abba! Father!”

I was blessed with an amazing Father figure growing up. Many people were not, my husband among the latter. 
Yesterday during our study, a question was asked. I am going to share my husband's response.   It both broke my heart and warmed it at the same time.
The question was "When was the first time you recognised God as your Abba, Father,  your Daddy?"
My husbabd said it was a few days after my dad, (his father-in-law) died. He told me he felt God taking his hand literaly and pulling him into His arms and hugging him, telling him that He would now be his Dad. I shared a similar experience, as did a couple of our children. My dad had been such a tremendous father, father figure in all our lives. One of the sweet things I remember about my dad was that he did not call my sister-in-law Angie by her name, he called her "Daughter". He called my husband "Son". My husband did not have a father-son relationship until we married. That bond my dad made with him, was so special. It filled a void. Once dad was gone, God stepped in and refilled that void for him.  Whether you still have an earthy father, and have a great relationship, or if you have not been privileged to have an earthly daddy, or if your dad is no longer there for you, you have the privilage of having an even better relationship with our Heavenly Father.  If you have accepted Yeshua;  Jesus as your Savior, and turned your life over to Him, then you have been automatically adopted into His family as His son or daughter. He loves you, and He wants you to call Him Abba Father, Daddy. I invite you to get to know God in a very special and intimate way. Get to know our AbbaFather.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Studying Yahweh Ro'i ; The Lord is My Shepherd.

80% through Blessed be the Name: A Study in the Names of God.
Today we talked about the way Yahweh Ro'i takes care of us. The analogy between us and God and the sheep and shepherd.