YAHSHUA, at the starting of His ministry, fasted for a period of forty days and forty nights. He chose the Judean wilderness where He would be by Himself and away from it all. The Judean desert is located east of Jerusalem, and descends to the Dead Sea. It seems to be a place of contrast and beauty. YAHSHUA’S choice to spend alone with His heavenly Father was perfect in location and quietness. Forty days sounds like a long time for someone to go without food. But YAHSHUA’S purpose was always to do the will of His Father. Eating was not in His agenda, as when He met the Samaritan woman in the heat of the day and the disciples called His attention to eat. He answered them saying, I have food to eat of which you know nothing and have no idea… My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work (John 4:32,34).
The storm is rising higher and higher. People are unsettled and confused at the noise of the daily news. What to buy more of, what to believe and what not to believe. Some of us have experienced the corona virus at the end of last year as well as at the beginning of this year. But because a red flag was not raised concerning its danger, some of us came out of it okay. Life, in its routine, remained normal for us at that time, without the worries which are plaguing the world today. Time and time again, the world experiences the flu season, contagious as it can be, without fear and anxiety. It comes, it leaves the territory, which is our body in a matter of days. It is just routine of the season in some countries. However, there is today a storm of great proportion plaguing the world, causing many to die or be enslaved to fear. This a reality one would not like to face, when the governments are taking over the freedoms of people and demanding obedience by order of martial law. Something strange is going on some say, without realizing the signs of the time. That’s what it is, my friends, signs of the time. It never stands still; rather it keeps going on and on at the tick of the clock, taking us to its end. Yes, even time will have to come to its end when eternity will rule.
YASHUA took my sins and guilt
Nailed them to the cross
He freed me and said,
It is finished!
He suffered the pain of hell
And cried, My God, My God
Why have You forsaken Me?
For me He did it
Perfect and wise
Creator of heavens and earth
He covers Himself with light
As with a garment who stretches
Out the heaven
He never sleeps, neither slumbers
Nothing is hidden from Him
He lights the dawn with His presence
And the day with the warmth of His power
His name is I AM always present
Holding the world in the palm of His hands
I will say of my Beloved
He is my Song in the night
My Sufficiency in the day
My Shepherd, leading the way
To my home far away
Enveloped in His love
My heart synchronizes with His
A love song I sing to Him
I am my Beloved’s
My Beloved is mine
YAHSHUA’S life is the seed of eternal life that germinated life into us. He was the incarnated God Who came to earth with the purpose to give us life eternal. He had no earthly father; He was supernaturally conceived as the angel told Mary His mother: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most Hight will overshadow you; and so the holy Thing which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). As the Bread of life that came from heaven, He was and is the source of eternal salvation to whomsoever will come. He gave His life to save and heal the human race through His death and resurrection.
With sacrifices of bulls for the atonement for sins God was not pleased; therefore, He made ready a body for YAHSHUA, Who in submission to the Father said, Behold here I am, coming to do Your will, O God- to fulfill what is written of Me in the volume of the Book. While He agonized in the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed to let His ordeal to pass from Him, yet, in submission to God’s plan, He said, Not My will, but Yours be done. It was a sacrifice of love for mankind, who transgressed His law and such deserved to be punished. But God’s love for men was and is so great that in our instead, He offered His Son to be a curse for us. By one single offering YAHSHUA, God’s Son has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy. And since He assured that the forgiven sins He will remember no more, there is now no longer any offering made to atone for sin; there is now no more condemnation for those who are in Christ YAHSHUA (Rom 8:1). So, it is that when YAHSHUA completed the task of redemption by offering a single sacrifice for our sins for all time, He sat down at the right hand of God (Heb. 10), and He raised us up together with Him and made us sit together in Christ YAHSHUA the Messiah (Eph. 2:6). Oh, the depth of God’s love, how can we not accept such Love?
God’s plan of salvation is according to His foreknowledge, the setting apart by the Holy Spirit for obedience and for the sprinkling with the blood of YAHSHUA MESSIAH, His Son (I Peter 1:1-3).
God’s plan of salvation was put in place at the time of the fall of men (Gen. 3:15): And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head under foot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel. Satan’s seed is the antichrist who will rise to be an absolute leader for a short period of time of seven years. The woman’s Offspring is YAHSHUA, Who came to die to save mankind from hell and the power of sin. He will come back and will reign over the entire world with power and majesty. God’s plan of salvation is a team effort: We read in I Peter 1:1-3 that God the Father chose and foreknew; the HOLY SPIRIT consecrated and sanctified for obedience to YAHSHUA; and YAHSHUA sprinkled us with His blood.