No scripture reference today, just what I heard from the Lord as I sat with Him today!
The Creator of all is my Power Source !!!
Aside from that, He gave me my name, Sherwood which by definition means, ‘A clearing in the forest’. When I was very young, 1 or 2, my dad called me his little buddy and that name stuck for 63 years but had been shortened by me when I was in High School to Budd. But in 2002 when I was 63, God, my power source told me, after He healed me from throat cancer, to start using the name He had given me when I was born, ‘Sherwood’. That tells me that He cares not just about me but about all who are conceived in the womb. He knows our end from the beginning even when we are but one cell dividing into two in the womb of our mother. He lives outside of time and sees every detail of our existence from beginning to end, no matter how long or short that might be. He is aware of every day, every hour, every minute, every second even as to what I will write next, even as I wait upon Him. How can I not be grateful for the 80 years He has given me and my two sons and two step daughters He has blessed me with.
If you have read this to the end, please give me a quicky comment so I know it was worth the effort, thanks.
By the way, the photo is a flowering something I saw on my morning walk today, the feathery part is about three feet or one meter in length, beautiful.
John 12:9-11 (TPT) When the word got out that Jesus was not far from Jerusalem, a large crowd came out to see him, and they also wanted to see Lazarus, the man Jesus had raised from the dead. This prompted the chief priests to seal their plans to do away with both Jesus and Lazarus, for his miracle testimony was incontrovertible and was persuading many of the Jews living in Jerusalem to believe in Jesus.
The real born again spirit filled believer in Yeshua has a miracle testimony just as Lazarus did, they, we, have been raised from the dead and we know it and have a real testimony which the authorities want to silence. The Jewish authorities want to shut us up just as much as they want Yeshua to go away because our testimony draws people away from their authority and they do not want to lose that. The orthodox hold a very high opinion of their Rabbis and the Rabbis love the authority they have and the status they hold over the people. Their opinion about everything the Word has to say holds more authority than the Word itself. Just listen to what the followers have to say, do they quote the Word or what some Rabbi says about that Word. It is time for them to wake up.
Let’s put it this way, once someone has a definite opinion which cannot be shaken, they have a tribal mentality which then draws them away from any other opinion however valid it might be. I think I have to say here that that is probably where I stand as well because I cannot be shaken away from my belief that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah that they are all waiting for. They and I are waiting for Him to come but “they” refuse to believe He has already been here once in order to bring “other” sheep into the fold as well as cleans us all from our failings, our sins. We are a type of Lazarus and our voice must be silenced.
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
I read a quote today from, I believe it was Carl Sagan, “….have we failed to read the meaning of our own existence.” We look around at others, our community, our environment and even the whole world and seem to forget just who we are. The scripture above goes on in verse 14 to point out why a majority will not come to accepting the power of God; But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. For myself, having listened to that very Spirit calling me 54 years ago, I understand that scriptural statement so very well. To walk with the Creator is far beyond anything I could ever have experienced without Him.
I honestly have no desire for fame or acceptance but I do have a desire for others to know the awesome presence of the Creator in their lives. It’s not like buying a lottery ticket; everyone who steps forward wins eternal life, that’s the prize that is offered and everyone who accepts has chosen LIFE eternal and I believe I can guarantee it will not be boring.