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.
Behold the Lamb of God!
Carrying the sins of the world
Away, far away.
His body, Oh, His body!
Not a place found
Sound, but all marred
And without form.
Hundreds and hundreds
Of beatings on Him applied
His soul bowed down with
Not a word, not a cry
Bowed down to the beatings
Quietly, He sighed.
It was evening when the Lord YAHSHUA, went with His disciples as usual, to the Garden to pray. This was not His regular night in their day to day routine, but His last night as it was, with His disciples. Hours of teachings preceded this moment, when He comforted, warned and prayed for them. Although, the disciples were not with Him in their understanding of all that was happening. Often, He warned them of what was about to happen, but they either ignored or tried to fight the idea. The Jewish authorities however, were waiting for an opportunity when they could get hold of Him without the crowd to fight them. The hatred in their nostrils had to be satisfied if only by killing YAHSHUA. Nothing else would satisfy them. Three years of listening to YAHSHUA’S teachings in one way or another, they refused conviction and change of their ways, instead, they wanted to get rid of Him- the voice of truth, for they did not like what they saw of themselves. Much had happened that week and in the previous, when He raised Lazarus from the dead, when He rode on a colt expressing to the crowd His messiahship, when He was anointed by Mary at the time a special supper was given Him, when He cleaned out the temple by driving out those who were selling, telling them, It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a cave of robbers. (Luke 19:45-46). It was the time when He called the nation to repentance, to a relationship with Him, and warned them of their impending future. His last days on earth were coming to a close with much yet to do as in preparing the disciples to take His place. From chapter 13-18 of John we have reports of the meaningful time He spent teaching His disciples after His last supper with them and before His trials.
YAHSHUA encouraged us to live a life of trust in God. The heart, the physical home of our emotion and feelings, can be hurt and damaged as a result of worries and anxieties. The emotion, the will and the intellect comprise the soul which, when not in complete trust and faith in God, is controlled by the spirit of fear. The apostle John wrote: There is no fear in love, but full-grown love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection], for fear brings with it the thought of punishment (I John 4:18). When the spirit of fear controls the mind, it controls it with torment, causing stresses the body cannot cope without getting sick. The emotion, for example, responds with panic attacks, worries, and anxieties.
The consequences of allowing the mind to be controlled by the spirit of fear are various and unsettled. YAHSHUA said, “Let not your heart be troubled”. This implies that we have the control of our emotion by controlling the thoughts of the mind before they reach to the heart. The Word of God says that we believe with the heart. If it does not believe the promises of God, then the result will be a troubled heart. The Scripture says, no man who believes in Him will be put to shame or be disappointed (Romans 10:10-11). Here we have the remedy for success in having a peaceful heart- believe in God, believe also in YAHSHUA (John 14:1)
(Matt. 24:37-46; Luke 17: 26-30)
And [just] as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of Man; people ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, right up to the day when Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. So also as it was in the days of Lot. [People] ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heave and destroyed [them] all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed (Luke 17: 26-30).
What does the days of Noah and the days of Lot exactly mean? Those days were defined by their increasing wickedness and God’s judgment that came upon them. The accounts of Noah’s days are described in Genesis chapter six. It reads, When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose. Then the Lord said, My spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years. There were giants on the earth in those days – and also afterward- when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually, and the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart. So the Lord said I will destroy, blot out, and wipe away mankind, whom I have created from the face of the ground- not only man, [But] the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air- for it grieves Me and makes Me regretful that I have made them (vs. 1-7).
(Daniel 6: 1-22)
The story of Daniel in the lion’s den is much more than just a children’s story. In fact, this thought obscures the meaning of the events God allowed to happen to show what will be in the future for the nation of Israel. Many events in the Old Testament have happened with a purpose to point out to the near or far future. The Word of God is unsearchable; only those who desire to have the understanding of it, to them will be given revelation of its prophetic meanings. Much is missed because of that. The book of Daniel is clearly an example of it. When we read this book is like opening the future right before our eyes. From the four Jewish youths the Bible mentions in this book, Daniel stands out, because God chose him to be his end time messenger. Daniel’s experience in the lion’s den, like that of his friends in the furnace, has a prophetic meaning directed to his nation. Daniel and his friends well represent the faithful ones in the time of the tribulation and their deliverance.
When King Darius of Persia, who was the successor of Belshazzar, took over the kingdom of Babylon he set over the kingdom 120 governors in charge of all the kingdom. He also chose three presidents over them. Daniel was chosen to be one of them. The Bible tells us that he was distinguished above all the presidents and the satraps because an excellent spirit was in him. The king then set him over the whole realm (Dan. 6:2-3). Daniel, like Joseph, was favored and placed in the right position to fulfill God’s plan. But like Joseph, Daniel had to suffer in the hands of the Gentiles for the truth to be sufficed. Jealousy abounded in the hearts of all those who worked closely to him. They desire was to find something to accuse Daniel in order to disgrace him. But Daniel was faithful to the only true God. They had to create a situation where Daniel would not bend to it. So they came up with an idea that seemed good in the eyes of the king: the establishment of a royal statute to whom all people must pray and make their request to. Upon the signing of this decree Daniel went into his house, with its windows opened toward Jerusalem, there he knelt as usual three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God (vs.5-10).
(Micah 7: 7; Joshua 24:14-15)
After the death of Moses, God established Joshua as the leader to take Israel to the Promise Land. He was Moses’ assistant, who faithfully followed him all the way. Joshua was from the tribe of Ephraim. His determination to serve God was visible in all his ways of service to Moses. Joshua was born a slave in the land of Egypt, in the generation after Moses’. His father Nun was hopeful for the deliverance of Israel when he named his son “salvation.” That was of prophetical significance for the future of the nation of Israel’s freedom. Even more significant was the fact that his son would fulfill the prophecy to the letter. He stood as God’s warrior against the pagan nations before they entered the land and after. He remained faithful to the promises of God when he took charge of Israel: Only you be strong and courageous, that you may do according to the all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success (Joshua 1: 7-8).