No More Devouring!

Recently we have witnessed, the ending of three families on our street.  Many of the people in our subdivision, are people in their late thirties to early fifties.  They are families raising children of various ages-a few children, have just begun their college journey.

While we don’t make it our business to know what is going on in the homes of other people, when a spouse seems to be missing, houses are suddenly for sale or a different woman or man is coming around, one can’t help but notice that things have changed.

As we have noticed these changes we have been grieved.  Grieved for the children that are now living between two homes.  Grieved because a partnership and possibly a friendship has ended.  Grieved because what was meant “to be for the rest of my life” is now torn asunder.

Over the last few months, we have faced our share of marriage challenges.  Sometimes the challenges were intense enough to have a thought of getting a divorce (destroying our own family).  Sometimes there have been just minor misunderstandings.  Sometimes it seems as though there are days that we cannot make it through without being upset with each other about something.

Marriage is work.  Marriage is hard.  The enemy hates marriage.  As I have thought about writing the next part of Sarah’s Life, I have begun to take note that often the enemy comes in with destruction through subtle ways, seemingly harmless thoughts, moments of doubt and/or in ways/people/situations that we don’t have our armor up for.  In Sarah’s life, she did not recognize the enemy speaking to her (Yashar 23:76-86).  He came to her twice in a form that was not threatening.  The form that he took, was viewed by Sarah as an old humble meek man-she did not recognize him so she let his words stir up her worst fear and cause her to panic (I’ll finish her story later).

Many times lately, I haven’t recognized the enemy.  I’ve gotten caught up in the moment of whatever the situation was-not even realizing who was behind it.  In some cases, I have recognized the hand of the enemy and in those times, I have chosen to do things differently.  But this takes continual work and prayer.  We must stay on guard, in every area of our lives.  We must not let our marriages become devoured.

Soon my husband and I will have been married 15 years and so I have been working on writing a post, about some important things I have learned.  But whenever we have an issue, it is the last thing I want to write about.  That is a tactic of the enemy.  Keeping the knowledge to myself, keeps me fruitless but it also stops someone who might be encouraged-from receiving encouragement.

It is time to stop letting the sneaky lion, find ways to devour our homes, marriages, children, faith, belief and hope.  With much prayer and continual forgiveness and love with YAHUAH’s help, our marriages don’t have to become another statistic.

Coming soon…

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Shabbat Message: Salvation Through YAHUSHA Messiah

Cornelius was a faithful man, he fasted, he was a giver, he prayed to YAHUAH, he feared YAHUAH and had a good report with others but…

He was not saved.

He was not saved by his own righteousness.

YAHUAH sent a messenger to tell him he needed something else.

He needed to hear.

He was saved by hearing the words of Kepha!

While Kepha was speaking the Set-Apart Spirit fell on Cornelius and his household!  Kepha immediately immersed them.

This instance was so powerful that when Kepha recounted the story to the brothers who were extremely skeptical-they stopped criticizing the new believers and began to praise YAHUAH.

So what saves a person?  Torah?  Knowledge of words?  The Torah of Words? Find the answers to your questions and more in this weeks Shabbat Message: Salvation Through YAHUSHA Messiah.

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Message: Are you CLEANSED in Messiah or does the VEIL Remain?

Here are some questions to think about today:

  • Where is our righteousness found?
  • Is it in the laws that we discovered and burdening ourselves with?
  • Is a veil over our minds?
  • Are we trusting in the Torah with a veil of death over our minds?
  • What is stopping us from getting cleansed?  Are we stopping someone else from getting cleansed?
  • Why is it that when many people who discover the truth of the name of the Father, the name of His Son; that we then have no fruit?  Could it be because the Besorah (Good News or the Gospel) is hidden behind laws that no one can truthfully and honestly 100% keep?

or…

  • Are we sanctified by the shed blood of Messiah?
  • Are we living in life by dying daily depending on the grace of YAHUAH the Father which is given to all through the Passion of His Son YAHUSHA Messiah?
  • Are we living in peace and rest with Abba YAHUAH, through YAHUSHA His son and our Messiah?

More than 10 years ago, we began learning about the name of the Father, the name of His Son, The Appointed Times(High Sabbaths), Tzitzit (Tassels) and all the pagan influences around us in our culture and everywhere; we in turn Lost our Passion, Freedom of Grace, and Praise and Worship.  Like most people we exchanged the knowledge of His shed Blood for the Law of Stone.  But the Father(Abba) YAHUAH had a different plan for us.  His plan is that of Forgiveness, Joy, Peace and Love in Right Relationship with Him through His plan of Redemption of Hearts and that is found in YAHUSHA Messiah our Savior.

If you desire True Change in Your Life, if you desire to Live Again, if you desire for Your Heart to Be Revived, I encourage you to listen to this Shabbat Message: Are you CLEANSED in Messiah or does the VEIL Remain?

Shabbat Message: HalleluYah YAHUSHA Is Alive Resurrection Sunday

YAHUSHA was no common man-not at all.  His miracles pointed to YAHUAH, His words confronted sin, His touch healed many, His command rebuked the waves and the wind and His death changed the world.  After three days in the grave, He proved His words, His works and life to all as the Messiah by Resurrection.  It is through His Shed Blood and Resurrection that We Can Live again with Eternal Hope.

Come and hear the living word proclaiming that He is alive in this Shabbat Message:  HalleluYah  YAHUSHA Is Alive Resurrection Sunday.

Shabbat Message: His work after Passion, Before Resurrection

Have you ever wondered what YAHUSHA Messiah did between His Death and Resurrection?  What did He mean when He gave the parable about Abraham and the Rich man?  What really happens when we die?  Do we go straight to heaven when we die?

The Shabbat Message (given on 3/31/2018) will give us eternal hope, clarity on what happens after death and encouragement of who has been and will continue to be the ultimate authority in our lives.

His work after Passion, Before Resurrection

Women & Worship

Over the years of learning many “truths” I have felt like something has gotten put on the back shelf.  But recently I’ve taken it down and been pouring it out- Worship.

My heart is overflowing with worship.  Songs come to mind.  New songs I find.  My heart tugs toward the thing that connects me to YAHUAH – because I felt like I was disconnected from Him and on the inside I was dying. Worship got buried under the “religiously correct way of doing things and saying things, Torah or Turah of Words and Actions”

But when I worship, I know YAHUAH is there.  I know YAHUSHA Messiah is at YAHUAH’s right hand.  I know that despite that when it seems like YAHUAH is taking His sweet time working my issues out after years of prayer-that He has a purpose  and at His appointed time, that purpose will be accomplished.

We must  worship and be grateful for what YAHUAH has done for us. We must use  that thing that has been put away and pour it out to HIM, through our tears at times.

Ladies we must begin to find a way to worship.  Several songs have come to mind over the last few months:

Glory Be – Charity Gayle

Great is His Faithfulness – Charity Gayle

For Your Glory – Tasha Cobbs

Forever at Your Feet – Tasha Cobbs

Down at Your Feet

Whatever the method, the melody, the words, the timing – we must worship.  We must pour out that which is in us, the best of it.  Mirayim (Martha’s sister) gave her best and from her we must learn to break open the worship that has been put aside for someday.  This oil of worship that is so costly, other’s might say it is a waste, we might be criticized, our pasts – they might remember (the woman with no name who also anointed YAHUSHA Messiah) – but He who loved us doesn’t care about any of those things.

Like the woman at the well, we must worship in Ruach(Spirit) and Truth:

Shabbat Message: The River of Life

In need of help?  Feeling dry? Are you thirsty? Desperate for help?  Unanswered prayer? Or prayer not answered the way you want it to be?

Stop, Come and receive the encouragement of the Water of the Word of YAHUAH washing over your soul in this life giving message: The River of Life (Live In Faith Eternally in YAHUSHA Messiah)