“Accidental Discovery”

Beauty

Isaiah 62:3 You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; but you will be called, “My delight is in her,” and your land, “Married”; for the Lord delights in you, and to Him your land will be married.

I am so overjoyed with these new images. And have decided to add a different signature to my work. Today, we go to the Medical offices to retrieve our medical insurance here. It should be a fairly short process but there are two offices in different parts of the city to go to. It also could become somewhat costly, we shall see.
I had prayer over the skin cancerous lump on my arm last evening and the swelling has diminished considerably. Without the insurance, I cannot afford to see a doctor thus todays visit to the insurance people might be expensive but much less than seeing a doctor. Besides, my real doctor is Yeshua anyway.
It is now time for me to get ready for the downtown trip so will end this online journal.

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“In the Potters Hands”

creator Jeremiah 18-4

Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

I realized today that I had been like that vessel that was marred in the Potters hand. As it says in Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I have been a work of your hand from the very beginning but I was not turning out as you had desired and You gave me the opportunity to allow you to make me again into another vessel. There were impurities that entered into this vessel that He had formed at a very early age which made it unacceptable but thank You Yeshua for coming to rescue me. I am so very thankful that I allowed You to mold me into something You could take home and let me sit at Your table for in the reality of the eternal perspective, I am but a child. Luke 18:16 Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

I understand that this is the ultimate reality that we all live in. Being born into this worlds system is only the beginning of the process that we all must go through. Unless we take that step of faith and allow the Potter to cause us to be born of the Spirit, from above, we can never sit at His table for the meal of all ages. We are all marred by this worlds system and this God of Creation gives us free will to choose whether we desire to live in the darkness or in His marvelous light, whether we want to cloak our thoughts and activities in lies and falsehood or to dwell in openness and truth without fear. Once the born again from above experience takes place, we are allowed to see just how fantastically awesome His Kingdom really is. We really do become a new creation, a new vessel of honor, ready for an eternity of freedom.

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“Eternal Beauty”

Isaiah 40:6-8

Isaiah 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Do we really realize just how fragile we are? I am reminded of a story by C. S. Lewis called, Pilgrims Regress where he describes a child in the first year of life who can see “the island” across the street and through the trees but as teachings invade that life, starts to lose sight of it as the bushes of doctrine get in the way until it is no longer visible. That is when he has to clear away some of the doctrinal debris that has been taught so that the “island” can become visible again. It sometimes is a long way back to when we were children and able to see clearly the beauty of an unspoiled life. One must erase the doctrines of men in order to see the reality of where we came from and what the Creator God had in mind for our lives when we were just a seed in the ground of humanity.

Luke 18:15-17 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  I believe we must return to Gods Word and reject the doctrine of men or face a very dark eternity.

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