“Wilderness Journey”

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Deuteronomy 8:2  You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

 “This wilderness is where it is only God who can cause us to survive for a lifetime, if we will listen.”

As I was doing my morning reading in the Word of God, I came across Deuteronomy 8 where the children of Israel were in the wilderness and The God of Heaven was talking with them about their situation and where they were. But, He was also speaking of where they were headed, the Promised Land.

It occurs to me that, in a sense, the Lord has brought us all out of the womb, a sort of entrapment, into a world of harshness and unforgivness. The earth life is to try us and test us to see what is in our hearts. He, God, intends to bring us all into the ‘Promised Land’ but first, He must, He must know what is in our heart, do we want what He has to offer or do we want to follow our own way? That Promised Land is His Kingdom of Heaven but, it is surrounded by high walls and gates of pearl to keep out those who are not of the right heart and mind to enjoy its rules of order and purity of spirit.

It is this wilderness journey where we find ourselves today, where, according to His Word in the scriptures that, if we listen to His voice, He has promised to give us everything we need to prosper and be in health. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. This life which is God given is a wilderness journey to get us to the Promised Land where He will give us the new bodies that will conform to His Kingdom Paradise.

I encourage you to read Deuteronomy 8. Actually, the whole Bible is your guide to Paradise.

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“Born Again”

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Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
I have had this experience; back in 2002 I nearly died from the radiation and chemotherapy given to me by my earthly doctors. I had cancer in my throat and according to the doctors in the medical profession; I would die if I did nothing about it. They scheduled a series of treatments and about half the way through these, I had a vision from my heavenly Doctor, Yeshua. In this vision, I heard His voice say, “You are clean.” The next day, I stopped the treatments against all in the world that said I was rather stupid for that decision.
Three months later, I was reading in the bible, John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. I almost fell off my chair. I knew that I knew that I had made the right decision about the treatment for the cancer, God. It was two months later that I had a CT Scan and the doctor called me into his office and said these very words, “You’re Clean” My mind rejoiced that out of mouth of two or three witnesses, all things shall be established.
It was a few weeks later when I was praying with my pastors that the Lord showed me the image of a butterfly who has had a metamorphosis. That, in a sense is what happens when we become ‘born again’ the Creator give us a new life ‘with wings’.

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“Separation”

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Matthew 25:31-34 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
This is the Messiah speaking and He is talking of those in this world that have looked after one another to their good and to those who have not.
I am so very blessed to be a part of the Israel community as I see so much good taking place that even when the enemy of their lives is in trouble or hurt, they take them in and care for them before sending them back to their brethren to continue to fight against them. Israel is one of the first responders with help in any earthly catastrophe.
I find it so very sad and more to realize the fate that awaits those who are set on evil and destruction. All the terrorist organizations and deceived people that are bent on the destruction of the Jewish people will be falling on their faces in those coming days, but at that time, there will be no remedy. I just think of what Yeshua said as He hung on the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” He wants to bring them into His Kingdom but until they see the error of their decisions, He cannot. I see the same happening today all around the world. The devil has blinded the multitudes in so very many ways to follow other gods that are not Gods.
Matthew 15:14 They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”                Enough said.

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