“WORDS”

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Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Words are the language of the heart without restriction. We say a lot ot things, day in and day out but are we aware of the consequences of what we say. The written word is one thing but the utterances of our mouth is quite another.

This world that we live is was brought about by the “Word of God”, that ultimate being who spoke everything into existence whether one believes that or not, for me that is Truth. Even the scientists are beginning to see the truth of a Higher Intelligence that had to be behind this world that we live in.

I do not think we, all of us, realize just how powerful the spoken word is. I recently had a cancerous growth on my arm which began to grow larger and larger to about the size of a lemon. One morning as I was reading the scriptures, I read in Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. I realized that this was God speaking but I had the impression that so are our words that proceed out of our mouth. I then understood that I had the ability to use my voice against this cancerous tumor and Jesus/Yeshua had confirmed that in Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain (cancer), Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. I decided to take that to the bank and cash it. I spoke to the tumor as did others with me and I watched it shrink and dry up. I have doctors’ confirmation. Had the tumor broken and entered my bloodstream, I would have lasted maybe a week and would be gone from this world. But, by the word of our testimony we shall prevail.

Also, this goes for so many idle words that we speak, they come from the heart and have the ability to hurt or heal both ourselves and others, we must be careful what we speak.

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“Attempting Understanding”

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Isaiah 6:9-10 (Youngs Literal Translation)  And He saith, `Go, and thou hast said to this people, Hear ye — to hear, and ye do not understand, And see ye — to see, and ye do not know. 10 Declare fat the heart of this people, And its ears declare heavy, And its eyes declare dazzled, Lest it see with its eyes, And with its ears hear, and its heart consider, And it hath turned back, and hath health.’

Isaiah 6:9-10 (KJ21) And He said, “Go, and tell this people: “‘Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.’ 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert and be healed.”

I read a comment yesterday from a Jewish person with some authority in dealing with believers in Yeshua. His statement was that most Jewish people will look at you funny if you want to speak about something from the “new covenant”. This statement immediately went to my heart as if I had been stabbed. However, my very first reading in my daily reading guide this morning was in the “old covenant” Job 38 which basically starts off with God, Elohim, speaking with Job with this statement: vs2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? …..” I then realized that it is the God of Creation who has blinded their eyes that they cannot see.

I live in Jerusalem, Israel and I see many Orthodox in the streets and on the buses and I pray for their eyes to be opened. However, this morning, I had to take a closer look at ‘why’ they are so blinded. I realized almost instantly that their training from childhood is in yeshiva school where they are taught what to believe from a lot of other sources other than the bible as well as the bible. BUT, when bible is taught, the understanding of what they are reading comes from some other Rabbi’s understanding rather than taking the bible in its entirety, old and new covenant, to understand what each story is really saying. Jeremiah 31:31  “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— So, when this New Covenant was made with the house of Israel and all the Jewish people, they have refused to acknowledge it to their own hurt. But, the Gentiles have openly looked into it and can plainly see where the Old Covenant stories and prophecies are and have been fulfilled and how there is a perfect picture of the One they are waiting for. I have heard them say for example that Isaiah 53 is a leprous chapter and have also heard that it is talking about Israel and not their awaited Messiah. How could it be that the Messiah would allow Himself to be treated so badly, it must be saying something else and so the new understanding from the Rabbi’s teaching goes on. Psalm 22 is a perfect picture again of not Israel but their Messiah. And then the story of Joseph who was cast out and thrown away from envy who ended up being the salvation once revealed to them. All these instances make such a picture of the One they are waiting for but for the most part, the Jewish people are waiting for their Messiah to come in a way that they can accept and the way the Rabbi’s think He will come. This God of Creation is an awesome God who is a God of total love for His people and has done everything possible to bring them Home to Himself.

The Jewish people are looking for a sign and the days of signs and wonders are fast coming upon us. Eyes and hearts are being opened throughout this land and I see more Jewish Believers coming to faith in Yeshua. It is mostly the staunch Orthodox who persists in refusing the New Covenant which God has ordained.

I am afraid this a bit longer than my usual “word for the day” but my heart was just so burdened today for the Jewish people and their unwillingness to open their eyes.

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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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