“Flesh and Blood”

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1Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;

Isaiah 40:7-8 Surely the people are grass.  The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.

We are born into this world as flesh and blood and the word of God says that we, as flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. That tells me that along the way of our life, something else must happen or take place in order for me to inherit that glorious Kingdom of God that is spoken of in His word, the Bible.

John 3:1-8  Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Jesus, Yeshua, came to show those who wanted to know, the way to inherit His Kingdom. It is not the flesh and blood that enters His Kingdom but the spirit of the man that enters. It is with the desire of the heart that will cause one to be able and willing to follow that narrow road to “life”. One must want to walk in His light and forsake the darkness of this physical world.

John3:19-21 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

We are born with a body, a soul and a spirit; it is the spirit that has the ability to go on beyond the shedding of the body. The word also says that the spirit is willing but the body is weak.

Enough for today!

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“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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“Strictly Personal”

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Genesis 3:9-11 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

 This God of Creation is not just a law giver but a personal being who has every desire to communicate with us. Why on earth would an impersonal God send His one and only Son, Yeshua/Jesus to give us those years of communication informing us of what the Father of all humanity was like? Yeshua showed us that His Father wants to heal us of all the wounded-ness we have received through Adam and Eve in the garden. We have been naked and have continually hidden ourselves from Him to this day. But, this Father of Lights wants to bring us out of the darkness and give us a freedom and a hope which is what this season of Christ-mas is all about. He is a personal relational God and Father who is calling, “Where are you?” Yeshua wants to remove the self-inflicted blindfold and bring us back into His marvelous Light. I believe the Lord God of Creation spoke to me and put this on my heart today as there are too many who think this God is only a Creator and not one who wants an intimate relationship. He is calling us back to the Garden and Yeshua is proof of that. Have a Blessed Christmas.

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