Financial Freedom Means -

Realizing That Prosperity Proceeds From
Harmony In Marriage And Family Life


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True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

 
2.

 
All those who have broken marriages must make efforts to repair them by reconciling with their spouses.

 
3.

 
The best way to conquer temptation is to indulge in it till you get fed up with it, to the point that it no longer becomes tempting.

 
4.

 
Marriage vows are mere ceremonial verbiage which are rendered null and void once the divorce decree is given.

 
5.

 
I am still single, and I'm not getting any younger, so I must make it among my top priorities to be looking for a marriage partner, before things get too late.

 
6.

 
If one marriage partner commits flagrant adultery, the other partner is scripturally free to end the marriage.

 
7.

 
People should forgive and forget the sins of a repentant adulterer in the same way they do a repentant thief.

 
8.

 
Second marriages are scripturally approved especially when they are more successful and happier than the first.

 
9.

 
Spouses who are separated from their marriage partners should look for others to refill in the emptiness in their love life.

 
10.

 
When you hate your spouse, that clearly proves you really hate Y┴OHU UL, despite what you verbally claim in public to the contrary.

 
11.

 
A husband must vocally confess to and ask forgiveness from his wife of every adultery he has committed, caught in the act or not, done before or during their marriage.

 
12.

 
As a Yaoh˙shuahÚe, if your wife and children desert you because of your faith in YAOH┌SHUA, it is scriptural to just let them go and live as they want.

 
13.

 
Approval of both parents on each side is vital for any marriage to succeed and endure.

 
14.

 
A husband who was divorced and remarried, could return to his first wife if the second wife died and the first wife had not remarried.

 
15.

 
If the wife discovers that her husband is being unfaithful to her, she must confront him immediately with the proofs as soon as possible.

 
16.

 
The major cause of divorce is incompatibility between marriage partners.

 
17.

 
A husband must select a female secretary who is looking for an emotional leadership and inspiration.

 
18.

 
All broken marriages should be repaired and rebuilt.

 
19.

 
If a father leaves, the mother should try to fill the father's role, or remarry so the child will not grow up insecure for lack of a father figure in the house.

 
20.

 
Children should avoid queries about their divorced parents.

 
21.

 
Those with failed marriages cannot be effective bearers of the Glorious Message.

 
22.

 
Wives should be taught and trained how to always obey their husbands.

 
23.

 
When a husband initiates a divorce, it proves he has fallen in love with another more attractive and younger woman.

 
24.

 
Those who were sexually molested during childhood will hardly be able to really love someone and be a faithful and loving marriage partner.

 
25.

 
A man shall only marry virgins, and reject those who are no longer virgins at the time of marriage.

 
26.

 
If you reject your marriage partner, you actually are pushing him/her to adultery, for which you cannot blame him/her later on, and you are fully responsible for it.

 
27.

 
It's all right to have premarital sexual relations if both parties are almost sure that they're going to get married in a few days anyway.

 
28.

 
Marriages before one's salvation are not binding, because they were done in the names of gods and idols.

 
29.

 
One must not look for an ideal marriage partner but rather, prepare himself/herself on being the ideal partner.

 
30.

 
There's nothing wrong with having several wives, for even Abraham, David, Solomon and other great men of the Scriptures were polygamists.

Please give your honest, correct scriptural answers to all the above, then check them with the explanations that will be given during the course of this new series.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

First, let us examine what the Scriptures say about seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm and what we should always seek after.

Furthermore, know why should we seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and what are the rewards for those who seek Him.

And know this, as long you keep on seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm will make you to prosper!

- Those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm will have peace in every aspect of their lives and they will retain whatever Y┴OHU UlhÝm has given them. Furthermore, they will continue building and expanding in success and prosperity.

'Let us build up these towns,' Osa said to YAOH┌-dah, 'and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought Y┴OHU our UlhÝm; we sought Him and He has given us peace on every side.' So they built and prospered.' - 2 Chronicles 14:7

'All YAOH┌-dah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm eagerly, and He was found by them. So Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave them quietness on every side.' - 2 Chronicles 15:15

'He sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm during the days of Zochßr-Y┴OHU, who taught him in the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm. As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5

'In everything that he undertook in the service of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his Y┴OHU UlhÝm and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered!' - 2 Chronicles 31:21

- Especially in the midst of difficulties, trials and tests, Y┴OHU UlhÝm expects us to always seek Him. As we seek Him, we will find Him and He will deliver and rescue us. We will be made free from bondages and from all fears, when we always seek Him with all our hearts and souls.

'But if from there you seek Y┴OHU your UlhÝm, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul.' - Deuteronomy 4:29

'But in their difficulty, they turned to Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm Yaoshor˙l, and sought Him, and He was found by them.' - 2 Chronicles 15:4

'In his difficulty he sought the favor of Y┴OHU his UlhÝm and humbled himself deeply before Y┴OHU UlhÝm of his fathers.' - 2 Chronicles 33:1-2

'I sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.' - TehillÝm 34:4

'I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out Your precepts.' - TehillÝm 119:45

'I have sought Your face with all my heart;
be favorable to me according to Your promise.' - TehillÝm 119:58

'Save me, for I am Yours;
I have sought out Your precepts.' - TehillÝm 119:94

- Failure to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm's favor invites calamity and ruin. Know this, that seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm involves turning away from all known sin and giving serious thought to His Word.

'Just as it is written in the Law of Mehush˙a, all this calamities has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of Y┴OHU our UlhÝm by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth.' - Dayan-┌l (Daniel) 9:13

- When you seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm always, your heart will be filled with ecstacy and gladness.

'Glory in His holy Sh˙am (Name);
      let the hearts of those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm exult.
Look to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and His power;
      seek His face always.' - 1 Chronicles 16:10-11

- We must serve Y┴OHU UlhÝm with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind; whoever forsakes Him will be rejected forever.

'And you, my son Shuaˇlmoh, acknowledge Y┴OHU UlhÝm of your father, and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for Y┴OHU UlhÝm searches every heart and knows every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.' - 1 Chronicles 28:9

- Humbling yourselves, praying, seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and turning from all wicked ways will elicit His forgiveness and healing of the land.

'If My people, who are called by My Sh˙am (Name), will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.' - 2 Chronicles 7:14

- Y┴OHU UlhÝm is always with you if you are always with Him.

'He went out to meet Osa and said to him, 'Hear me, Osa and all YAOH┌-dah and Benyamin. Y┴OHU UlhÝm is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.' - 2 Chronicles 15:2

'They entered into a covenant to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm of their fathers, with all their heart and soul. All who would not seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm Yaoshor˙l, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.' - 2 Chronicles 15:12-13

- Seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm involves avoiding unclean pagan practices, and the ruining of all idols and graven images.

'In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm of his father Dßoud. In his twelfth year he began to purge YAOH┌-dah and Yaoh˙shua-olÚym of high places, Asherah poles, carved idols and cast images.' - 2 Chronicles 34:3

'So the YaoshorulÝtes who had returned from the exile ate it, together with all who had separated themselves from the unclean practices of their Gentile neighbors in order to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm Yaoshor˙l.' - Ozˇr (Ezra) 6:21

- We must not seek or go after false creators.

'How long, O men, will you turn My glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false creators? - TehillÝm 4:2

- Y┴OHU UlhÝm will never forsake those who seek Him continually.

'Those who know Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) will trust upon You,
For You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never forsaken those who seek You. - TehillÝm 9:10

- The wicked do not seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm because they are full of pride and self-confidence.

'In his pride the wicked does not seek Him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - TehillÝm 10:4

- Y┴OHU UlhÝm is looking for those who seek and praise Him, and He uplifts the poor who do so.

'Y┴OHU UlhÝm looks down from heaven
      on the sons of men
To see if there are any who comprehend,
      any who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - TehillÝm 14:2

'The poor will eat and be satisfied;
they who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm will praise Him -
may your hearts live forever!' - TehillÝm 22:26

- Even our hearts tell us to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

'My heart says of You, 'Seek His face!'
Your face, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, I will seek.' - TehillÝm 27:8

- Those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm will lack no beneficial thing.

'The lions may grow weak and hungry,
But those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'But may all who seek You
      be happy and glad in You;
May those who love Your salvation always say,
      'Y┴OHU UlhÝm be magnified!' - TehillÝm 40:16

- People should seek, search for and find out His Sh˙am (Name).

'Cover their faces with shame
So people will seek Your Sh˙am (Name), O Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - TehillÝm 83:16

- Those who keep His Word and seek Him wholeheartedly are blessed.

'Blessed be those who keep His commands,
and seek Him with all their heart.' - TehillÝm 119:2

- We are to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm's prosperity, for the sake of His house (Oholyßo).

'For the sake of the house of Y┴OHU our UlhÝm,
I will seek Your prosperity.' - TehillÝm 122:9

'Remember Y┴OHU your UlhÝm, for it is He Who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.' - Deuteronomy 8:18

- You should not seek great things for yourself, but always for the greatness of Y┴OHU UlhÝm and His Kingdom. And do not seek to please yourself, but to please Y┴OHU UlhÝm always.

'Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not! For I will bring calamity on all people, declares Y┴OHU UlhÝm, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 45:5

'By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself but Him Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:30

- Y┴OHU UlhÝm's purpose for all His creation is for people to seek and know Him.

'He is Y┴OHU UlhÝm Who made the world and everything in it. Since He is the Ruler of heaven and earth, He doesn't live in man-made temples, and human hands can't serve His needs Ś for He has no needs.

He himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need there is. From one man He created all the nations throughout the whole earth.

He determined beforehand which should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after Y┴OHU UlhÝm and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him Ś though He is not far from any one of us.

For in Him we live and move and do exist!' - Acts 17:24-28a

- By the richness of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's favors, He reveals Himself to those who are not seeking for Him, but were elected by His predetermined will.

'I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me;
      I was found by those who did not seek Me.
To a nation that did not call on My Sh˙am (Name),
      I said, 'Here am I, here am I.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 65:1

- And we should always seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm now, now is the time to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm until He showers rectitude upon you.

'Seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm while He may be found;
      call on Him while He is close by.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 55:6

'Sow for yourselves rectitude,
      reap the fruit of unfailing love,
And break up your unplowed ground;
      for it is time to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
      until He comes and showers rectitude on you.' - Hosh˙a 10:12

'Seek first His kingdom and His rectitude, and all the other things will be given to you as well.' - ManY┴OHU 6:33

'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.' - ManY┴OHU 7:7

'Seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, all you humble of the land,
      you who do what He commands.
Seek rectitude, seek humility;
      perhaps you will be protected
On the day of Y┴OHU UL's anger.' - Zßfna-Y┴OHU 2:3

'Afterward the YaoshorulÝtes will return and seek Y┴OHU their UlhÝm and Dßoud their king. They will come trembling to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and to His blessings in the last days.' - Hosh˙a 3:5

'Afterward I will return,
      and I will rebuild the fallen kingdom of Dßoud.
From the ruins I will rebuild it,
      and I will revive it,
that the rest of humanity might find Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
      - including the Gentiles Ś
      all those I have called to be Mine.

This is what Y┴OHU UlhÝm says,
He Who made these matters known long ago.' - Acts 15:16-18

So now you know the importance and rewards of seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm; next we will discuss how do you really seek Him, in practical terms.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßo!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me
with all your heart.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 29:13

'The lions may grow weak and hungry,
But those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now decide to make it my daily endeavor to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm wholeheartedly, and to please Him in all my ways.

I acknowledge Y┴OHU UlhÝm as my sole Creator, and I do serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for Y┴OHU UlhÝm searches every heart and knows every motive behind my thoughts.

So please help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abih˙l, am-nßm!'

Your Faith Assignment for Today -

You will keep Y┴OHU UlhÝm always in your mind and heart at all times, seeking His will in every aspect and activity of your life.

Your Character Trait for Today -

ATTENTIVENESS -

Showing the worth of His Person by always giving undivided attention to His Words and perfect will in my life.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'Those who know Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) will trust upon You, For You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never forsaken those who seek You. - TehillÝm 9:10

'You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 29:13

'The lions may grow weak and hungry, But those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Identifying the True Motives of My Heart

My Goals Wrong MotiveRight Motive
1. To seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm To rebuild my marriage To please Y┴OHU UlhÝm
2. To be with other believers To look for a marriage or remarriage partner To be a blessing in their faith walk
3. To regularly read the Word To move the hand of Y┴OHU UlhÝm to grant my requests To know Y┴OHU UlhÝm better and learn of His scriptural ways
4. To ponder upon His Words always To help me get to sleep and my sleep to always be sweet To engraft Scriptures into my soul till they become sole authority in my making decisions
5. To see my life experiences in Scriptures To recall and justify to myself how others really wronged me To realize my mistakes and repent from my bad attitudes and traits
6. To go on prayer and fast To reduce my weight and become healthier To make myself more sensitive to and aware of the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' and His promptings
7. To overcome temptations To avoid the bitter consequences of sin To be more powerful and fruitful in furthering the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UlhÝm
8. To commit chapters of Scriptures to memory word perfectly So I can impress others with my Scriptural knowledge To make the Word a living part of my heart, mind and soul
9. To get under the protection of my Y┴OHU UL-given authorities So they will be responsible for all that I decide upon; I will always have someone to blame To confirm Y┴OHU UL's directives and avoid ruinous attacks from the enemy
10. To give Y┴OHU UlhÝm His tithes and my offerings So Y┴OHU UlhÝm will make me to prosper and become rich To learn obedience and meet the needs of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's work
11. To reassure myself that I am saved and am going to heaven when I die So I will never fear death and hell any longer To grow more spiritually mature and know Y┴OHU UlhÝm better and His dealings with me
12. To make sure that I am always fully doing Y┴OHU UlhÝm's perfect will So I can compensate for my past ignorance and mistakes To live the life of YAOH┌SHUA in me by His indwelling 'R┌KHA'
13. To be accountable to others who care care for me and my spiritual well being So they will exert pressures on me when I need them To remind me of my need to be responsible and answerable to Y┴OHU UlhÝm always.
14. To put Scripture placards on my walls and other noticeable places in my home That others may know that I am a believer in the true Messiah YAOH┌SHUA To always prompt me to walk in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Word daily and do as He pleases
15. To be always aware that Y┴OHU UlhÝm is always watching everything I think, say or do So every discourse I have with everyone will always sound spiritual and holy That I may always watch what I think, say or do and thereby create hunger and desire in others for Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and His Word

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßo!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'O upright Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
Who searches minds and hearts,
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
And make the upright secure.' - TehillÝm 7:9

'The lamp of Y┴OHU UlhÝm searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.' - Proverbs 20:27

'And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the 'R┌KHA' because the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) intercedes for the sanctified ones in agreement with Y┴OHU UlhÝm's will.' - Romans 8:27

'The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?

But I know! I, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, search all hearts and examine secret motives.

And I give all people their due rewards, according to what their behavior deserve.' - YarmiY┴OHU (Jeremiah) 17:9-10

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will always examine and correct the motives of my heart, the meditations of my mind and the words of my lips, that everything will be pleasing in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's sight, carrying this out this by His Word and by His 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in me.

So please always help me do your will, Y┴OHU Abih˙l, am-nßm!'

Your Character Trait for Today -

Self-Control -

Quick, full and happy obedience to the initial promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in me.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'Those who know Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) will trust upon You, For You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never forsaken those who seek You. - TehillÝm 9:10

'You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 29:13

'The lions may grow weak and hungry, But those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Diligently and Heartily Reading the Holy Writ Daily

'Oh, the gladness of those who do not follow evil men's advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of Y┴OHU UL: But they delight in doing everything Y┴OHU UL wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on His laws and thinking about ways to follow Him more closely.

They are like trees along a river bank bearing delectable fruit in due time without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 1:1-3

'Your Words are a lamp to light the path ahead of me, and keep me from stumbling.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:105

'But if anyone keeps looking fixedly into Y┴OHU UL's law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will DO what it says, and Y┴OHU UL will greatly bless him in everything he does!' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:25

'How can a young man can remain pure? By reading your Word and following it rules.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:9

'I have thought much about Your Words, and keep them in my heart so they would hold me back from sin.' - TehillÝm 119:11

'May I never forget Your Words; for they are my only hope. Therefore I will keep on obeying You forever and forever, free from within the limits of Your laws.' - TehillÝm 119:43-45

'From my earliest youth I have to tried to obey You; Your Word has been my comfort.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:52

'For these laws of Yours have been my source of gladness and singing through all these years of my earthly pilgrimage. I obey them even at night and keep my thoughts, O Y┴OHU UL on You.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:54-55

'I will never lay aside Your laws, for You have used them to regain my gladness and health.' - TehillÝm 119:93

'Nothing is perfect except Your Words. Oh, how I love them! I think about them all day long. They make me wiser than my enemies, because they are always my guide. Yes, wiser than my teachers, for I am ever thinking of Your commands. They make me even wiser than the aged.' - TehillÝm 119:96-100

'No, I haven't turned away from what You taught me; Your Words are more sweet compared to honey. And since only Your commands can give me wisdom and comprehension, no wonder I hate every false teaching.' - TehillÝm 119:102-104

'Those who love Your laws have great peace of mind and heart and do not stumble.' - TehillÝm 119:165

'For Y┴OHU UL grants wisdom! His every Word is a treasure of knowledge and comprehension.' - Proverbs 2:6

'My paths are those of justice and right. Those who follow Me are indeed wealthy.' - Proverbs 8:20-21

Y┴OHU UL's Words Gives You Life -

'YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'No! For the Scriptures tell us that bread won't feed the souls: obedience to every Word of Y┴OHU UL is what we need.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 4:4

'The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life!' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 6:63

And the universe exists by the power of Y┴OHU UL's Words -

'Ha-BËR (the Son) is the radiance of Y┴OHU UL's glory and the exact image of His being, preserving all things by His powerful Word.

After He had provided purification for sins, He sat by the right hand of the Majesty up in heaven. So He became as much superior to the angels as the 'Sh˙am' (Name) He has inherited is superior to theirs.' - Hebrews 1:3-4

Those who are ignorant of the Word will fall into error -

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of Y┴OHU UL?' - Mark 12:24

'You diligently study the Scriptures because you believe that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:39

The Word was given to teach us, and through it, we receive encouragement and hope -

'For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, in order that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.' - Romans 15:4

Y┴OHU UL's Word will make you wise for salvation -

'And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:15

Ignorant and unstable people twist the Word to their own ruin -

He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to comprehend, which ignorant and unstable people twist, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own ruin.' - 2 Kßfos 3:16

'Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we twist the Word of Y┴OHU UL. On the contrary, by holding out the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Cor. 4:2

Everyone is commanded to hearken to Y┴OHU UL's Words -

'O land, land, land,
Hear the word of Y┴OHU UL!' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 22:29

Y┴OHU UL's Words must be spoken frankly, directly and without fear or favor. The sharpness must not be dulled by the use of sugar-coated words.

'Is not My word like fire,' declares Y┴OHU UL, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 23:29

'For the Word of Y┴OHU UL is living and active. Sharper than any double-bladed sword, it penetrates even to dividing of the soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.' - Hebrews 4:12

Many negate the Words of Y┴OHU UL just because of human traditions -

'Thus you nullify the Word of Y┴OHU UL for the sake of your tradition.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 15:6

Example:

Y┴OHU UL's Word clearly says that 'Salvation is found in no one else for there is no OTHER name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved except: YAOH┌SHUA!

Yet, because of religious traditions, many still prefer calling on other names (idolatrous names!) despite clear warnings against such in the written Scriptures.

What part of 'there's no OTHER name' don't they comprehend or refuse to accept, just because of tradition?

Faith and belief in Y┴OHU UL's Words is an enablement given by Him in accordance with His mercy and favor -

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.' - ManY┴OHU 19:11

Yaoh˙shuahÝm who physically die will not meet Death upon entry to the afterlife, but angels of Y┴OHU UL will immediately bring them to the presence of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

Those who are unsaved will be met by Death and demons to be brought to that part of 'sheˇl' where the unsaved are tormented till they are finally hurled to the lake of fire after the Great White Throne judgment.

Yaoh˙shuahÝm will never experience the Second Death, which is the lake of fire.

'I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see Death.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 8:51

Even Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA kept His Y┴OHU AB's Word -

'Though you do not know Him, I know Him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 8:55

You are sanctified, purified and made clean through the Word -

'You are already clean because of the Word I have spoken to you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:3

'To make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word.' - Ephesians 5:26

'Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 17:17

Those to whom Y┴OHU UL reveals His Son YAOH┌SHUA will obey His Word -

'I have revealed You to those whom You gave me out of the world. They were Yours; You gave them to Me and they have obeyed Your word.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 17:6

Early Yaoh˙shuahÝm proclaimed the Word wherever they went -

'Those who had been scattered proclaimed the Word wherever they went.' - Acts 8:4

The Word is able to edify your faith and give you the promised inheritance as you are sanctified, purified by it -

'Now I commit you to Y┴OHU UL and to the Word of His favor, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.' - Acts 20:32

'Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Romans 10:17

The Words of Y┴OHU UL are not to be sold or peddled for profit -

'Unlike so many, we do not peddle the Word of Y┴OHU UL for profit. On the contrary, in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we speak before Y┴OHU UL with sincerity, like men sent from Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Cor. 2:17

The Word of Y┴OHU UL is the sword of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) in subjugating enemy attacks of every kind -

'Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), which is the Word of Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 6:17

'I write to you, fathers,
      because you have known Him Who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men, because you are tough,
      and the Word of Y┴OHU UL lives in you,
      and you have overcome the evil one.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 2:14

'They overcame him by the 'DAM' (blood) of the Lamb
      and by the Word of their testimony;
They did not love their lives so much
      as to shrink from death.' - Revelation 12:11

We receive the new spiritual birth by means of the Word -

'He preferred to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:18

'For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - 1 Kßfos 1:23

We are not merely to hear Y┴OHU UL's Word but must obey it -

'Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely hear the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who hears the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror yet does nothing to improve his appearance.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:21-23

The Words of Y┴OHU UL endure forever -

'Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 24:35

'The word of Y┴OHU UlhÝm endures forever.' And this is the Word that was proclaimed to you.' - 1 Kßfos 1:25

'But they deliberately forget that long ago by Y┴OHU UL's Word the heavens were and the earth was formed out of water and by water.' - 2 Kßfos 3:5

One title of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is -

'He is clothed in a robe dipped in 'DAM' (blood), and His title is 'The Word of Y┴OHU UL.' - Revelation 19:13

Those who remain faithful to Y┴OHU UL's Words will be rewarded -

'If anyone is ashamed of Me and My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His Y┴OHU AB's glory with the holy angels.' - Mark 8:38

'I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for YAOH┌SHUA and because of the Word of Y┴OHU UL. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y a thousand years!' - Revelation 20:4

'But if anyone obeys His Word, Y┴OHU UL's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 2:5

'If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:7

But what version of the Holy Scriptures should you read?

This is a matter of personal conviction, entirely between you and Y┴OHU UL. Whichever version is easily comprehensible and alive to you, then read that, and do what it says. And in case you need more explicit or deeper comprehension of a passage, then you may consult Scripture concordances and dictionaries.

Here are some pointers for effective Scripture reading:

1.

Set aside a regular time daily for your Scripture reading and devotional;

 
2.

 
Pray to Y┴OHU UL for guidance, enlightenment, wisdom and comprehension before you actually read;

 
3.

 
Read orally as much as possible, so you'll hear what you're reading, and faith grows by your hearing the Word;

 
4.

 
Make sure you READ IN the original Name of our Triune Eternal Creator into the passages, replacing the corrupted names with the original, and also avoid using occult and idolatrous titles;

 
5.

 
Always take every passage in the context of the whole subject matter of the chapter and the overall message of the entire Scriptures, keeping in mind that the Holy Scriptures were given to you as a whole;

 
6.

 
Read as much as you can daily, and dwell on what you read, ponder upon the Words, and begin to apply them; the more you read daily, the more you grow spiritually;

 
7.

 
Relate your daily experiences with what you read in the Holy Scriptures, and always hearken to the teaching voice of the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' as you read, maintaining a meek, obedient and teachable heart always;

 
8.

 
Best to begin with a chapter in Psalms, followed by a chapter in Proverbs, then continue to the portion you have scheduled to read for that day;

 
9.

 
For new converts, the first four books of the New Covenant would be helpful to read first, followed by the epistles, and after the whole New Covenant, to the Old Covenant from Genesis;

 
10.

 
Express your praise, gratefulness and worship to Y┴OHU UL for His Word and ask in prayer that may He give you the desire and enablement to walk in His Word always.

How many chapters to read each day? Ten to fifty chapters would suffice, or even more, when you really want to make time to read Y┴OHU UL's Word. Of course you won't have time if you don't make time to read them. That's obvious.

Finally, always remember to do everything 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Best for you to begin truly seeking Y┴OHU UlhÝm now!

May Y┴OHU UlhÝm give you the desire and enablement to love His Word and walk in them, now and always, am-nßm!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßo!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:7

'I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see Death.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 8:51

'My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.

Let love and loyalty never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Then you will win favor and a fine name in the sight of Y┴OHU UL and man.

Trust upon Y┴OHU UL with all your heart and lean not on your own comprehension; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Honor Y┴OHU UL with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.'

- Proverbs 3:1-10

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will daily make time for my Scripture reading, prayers and devotional, because I must also give back to Y┴OHU UL the minimum of a tenth of the hours He gives me daily, for His Words give me life, lengthens my days, keeps me healthy, vigorous and prosperous. Now know I that I cannot live by mere bread alone but by every Word that comes from the mouth of my Y┴OHU Abih˙l.

So please always help me do your will, Y┴OHU Abih˙l, am-nßm!'

Your Faith Assignment for Today -

You will begin seriously reading the Holy Scriptures daily, making it your goal to completely read the entire book at least three times yearly.

Your Character Trait for Today -

Dependability -

Fulfilling my daily obligations to Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and secondly to others, even if it means unexpected sacrifices on my part.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'Those who know Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) will trust upon You, For You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never forsaken those who seek You.' - TehillÝm 9:10

'You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU 29:13

'The lions may grow weak and hungry, But those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and its purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive NameMeaning of the Redemptive Name
1. Y┴OHU Yaoro-Úh

I am YAOHU UL Who foresees your needs and suitably provides for all them. I have foreseen your need for a Savior to take upon Himself the penalties of your sins, thereby saving you. (See Genesis 22:14)

2. Y┴OHU Ro-Úhfo

I am YAOHU UL Who heals you and protects you from all kinds of sicknesses and diseases. By the wounds of Ro-Úhful YAOH┌SHUA you were healed. (See Exodus 15:26)

3. Y┴OHU NissÝ

I am YAOHU UL Who is your banner and victory. I give you victory over sin, the world, over all the lusts of the flesh, and against all the wiles of ha-satßn. (Exodus 17:15)

4. Y┴OHU M'Hodsh˙a

I am YAOHU UL Who purifies and sanctifies you, making you clean and holy, perfectly fit for heaven. (Leviticus 20:7-8)

5. Y┴OHU Shua-olÚym

I am YAOHU UL Who gives you peace and completion in all that you do. The chastisement of your peace was borne by YAOH┌SHUA upon Himself. (Judges 6:24)

6. Y┴OHU Tzaodˇq

I am YAOHU UL Who leads you into the paths of what is right, correct and just. (Yarmi-Y┴OHU 23:5-6)

7. Y┴OHU Ro-Úh

I am YAOHU UL Your Shepherd Who cares for you and watches over your soul and everything that concerns you. (TehillÝm 23:1)

8. Y┴OHU Shuamˇh

YAOHU is His Name and wherever His Name is mentioned and proclaimed, His blessings will abundantly flow. (Kozoqiul 48:35)

9. Y┴OHU Gabˇr

I am YAOHU UL, the Brave Warrior, Who gloriously fights for you and sends hornets to drive away your enemies before you. I prepare an abundant table for you against them, and you don't even have to lift a finger, for I have made you greater than a conqueror. (Yaoshua-YAOHU 9:6)

10. Y┴OHU Ohavi˙l

I am YAOHU UL Who loves you that I gave My only Son YAOHUSHUA to die for you, because I want you to dwell with Me in My Kingdom forever. I alone truly loves you, though no one has really loved you before. (1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:8)

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

Your Character Trait for Today -

PERSUASIVENESS which is exactly the opposite of Combativeness

Definition:

Helping others see the truth in the light of Y┴OHU UL's Words, thereby correcting opposing misconceptions.

 
Scripture:

 
'Y┴OHU UL's people must not be quarrelsome; they must be gentle, patient teachers of those who are wrong.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 2:24

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Winners are willing to do things they hate, in order to create something they love.

Your Faith Assignment for Today -

You will memorize all the redemptive Name-titles of Y┴OHU UL given above, and you must really know by heart the meaning and significance of each of His redemptive Name-titles.

Faith without works is dead.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

1.  Y┴OHU Yaoro-Úh -

Y┴OHU UL Who foresees our needs and carefully provides beforehand.

Scripture basis:

Later on, Y┴OHU UL proved, tried Abruhßm's faith and obedience.

'Abruhßm!' Y┴OHU UL called.

'Yes, Y┴OHU UL?' he replied.

'Take with you your only son - yes, Y┴OHU-tzkßq (Isaac) whom you love so much - and go to the land of Maˇr-Y┴OHU (Moriah) and sacrifice him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I'll point out to you!'

The next morning Abruhßm rose up early, chopped wood for a fire upon the altar, loaded his donkey, and took with him his son Y┴OHU-tzkßq and two young men who were his servants, and began off to the place where Y┴OHU UL had told him to go.

On the third day of the journey Abruhßm saw the place afar off.

'Remain here with the donkey,' Abruhßm told the young men, 'and the lad and I will travel yonder and worship, and then come right back.'

Abruhßm placed the wood for the burnt offering upon Y┴OHU-tzkßq's shoulders, while he himself carried the knife and the flint for lighting a fire. So the two of them went on together.

'AbÝ (Father),' Y┴OHU-tzkßq asked, 'we have the wood and the flint to make the fire, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?'

'Y┴OHU UL will provide it, my son,' Abruhßm replied. And they went on.

When they arrived at the place where Y┴OHU UL had told Abruhßm to go, he built an altar and placed the wood in order, ready for the fire, and then tied Y┴OHU-tzkßq and laid him on the altar over the wood. And Abruhßm took the knife and lifted it up to plunge it into his son, to slay him.

At that moment the Angel of Y┴OHU UL loudly said to him from heaven, 'Abruhßm! Abruhßm!'

'Yes, Molkhi˙l!' he answered.

'Lay down the knife; don't hurt the lad in any way,' the Angel said, 'for I know that Y┴OHU UL really is first priority in your life - you have not withheld even your beloved son from Me!'

Then Abruhßm noticed a ram caught by its horns in a bush. So he took the ram and sacrificed it, in place of his son, as a burnt offering on the altar. Abruhßm named the place 'Y┴OHU Yaoro-Úh' (Y┴OHU will take care and provide) - and it still goes by that Name to this day.

Then the Angel of Y┴OHU UL called again to Abruhßm from heaven.

'I, Y┴OHU UL, have sworn by Myself that because you have obeyed Me and have not withheld even your beloved son from Me, I will bless you with incredible blessings and multiply your offsprings into countless thousands and millions, like the 'cocavÝm' (sta-s) above you in the sky, and like the sands along the shore.

They will conquer their enemies, and through your Seed shall blessings abound to all the nations because you have obeyed Me.'

BereshÝt (Genesis) 22:1-18, Holy Scriptures

Practical Life Application -

You will identify and determine who or what is in your life that you hold most valuable and dear to you, and you will make sure that you have fully surrendered that to Y┴OHU UL, and that He is at liberty to take whatever you most cherish away from you anytime He wants, and you will still be grateful regardless.

If Y┴OHU UL takes away that which is most valuable to me, would I be fully confident that He will replace it, him or her, with what He deems best suitable for my well being and what will truly give me happiness in contentment?

Please underline whether your answer is Yes or No

2.  Y┴OHU Ro-Úhfo -

Y┴OHU UL Who keeps you healthy and free from any sickness or disease.

Scripture basis -

Then Mehush˙a led the people of Yaoshor˙l away from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the Shur Desert. They traveled in this desert for three days without water.

When they came to Marah, they finally found water. But the people couldn't drink it because it was bitter. (That is why the place was called Marah, which means 'bitter.')

Then the people turned against Mehush˙a. 'What are we going to drink?' they demanded. So Mehush˙a cried out to Y┴OHU UL for help, and Y┴OHU UL showed him a branch. Mehush˙a took the branch and threw it into the water. This made the water fit for drinking.

It was right there at Marah that Y┴OHU UL laid before them the following conditions to test their faithfulness to Him:

'If you will hearken carefully to the voice of Y┴OHU your UL and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and laws, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent to the Egyptians; for I am Y┴OHU UL Ro-Úhfo Who heals you.' - Exodus 15:22-26

Practical Life Application -

1.

Please list below whatever commonly irritate you and cause you to complain (even unspoken) against Y┴OHU UL and your authorities:

___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________

 
2.

 
Please list below the names of individuals against whom you have bitter and mean, like the undrinkable water in Marah:

__________________________
__________________________
__________________________
__________________________
__________________________
(You are free to add more lines if you need to, no limit).

 
3.

 
You will purpose to heal your relationships with them and confess your faults, followed by seeking their forgiveness.

 
4.

 
Please write down the burden which you believe Y┴OHU UL wants you to bear in order that He may heal others through you:

____________________________________________________

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'I once thought all these things were so very important, but now I reckon them worthless because of what ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y has carried out.

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA my Molkhi˙l (King).

I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, in order that I may have hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and become one with Him.

I no longer count on my own noble works or my ability to obey Y┴OHU UL's law, but I trust ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y to save me!

For Y┴OHU UL's way of making us right with Himself depends on faith. As a result, I can really know ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead.

I can learn what it means to suffer with Him, sharing in His death, in order that, somehow, I can experience the resurrection from the dead!

I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these objectives or that I have already reached perfection!

But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA saved me for and wants me to be.

No, dear friends, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing:

Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I endeavor to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which Y┴OHU UL, through ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, is calling us up to heaven.

I hope all of you who are mature Yaoh˙shuahÝm will agree on these matters. If you disagree on some point, I believe Y┴OHU UL will make it plain to you.

But we must be sure to obey the truth we have already learned.' - Philippians 3:7-16

'Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of bad behavior.' - Ephesians 4:31

'Look after one another in order that none of you will miss out on the special favor of Y┴OHU UL. Watch out that no bitter root of unbelief rises up among you, for whenever it springs up, many are corrupted by its poison.' - Hebrews 12:15

Your Character Trait for Today -

FORGIVENESS which is the opposite of Harboring Grudges

Definition:

Erasing and forgetting the offenses done by others against me so Y┴OHU UL can love them through me.

 
Scripture:

 
'Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as Y┴OHU UL has forgiven you because you belong to YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Ephesians 4:32

'Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, Y┴OHU UL forgave you, so you MUST forgive others.' - Colossians 3:13

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you hate reveals what you were created to correct.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

3.  Y┴OHU NissÝ -

Y┴OHU UL Who is my banner, my victory and Captain of my salvation.

Scripture basis:

At Y┴OHU UL's command, the people of Yaoshor˙l left the Sin Desert and moved from place to place. Eventually they came to Rephidim, but there was no water to be found there. So once more the people grumbled and complained to Mehush˙a.

'Give us water to drink!' they demanded.

'Quiet!' Mehush˙a replied. 'Why are you arguing with me? And why do you continue to test Y┴OHU UL?'

But tormented by thirst, they continued to complain, 'Why did you ever take us out of Egypt? Why did you bring us here? We, our children, and our livestock will all die!'

Then Mehush˙a pleaded with Y┴OHU UL, 'What should I do with these people? They are about to 'Úban' (s-one) me!'

Y┴OHU UL said to Mehush˙a, 'Take your shepherd's staff, the one you used when you hit the water of the Nile. Then call some of the leaders of Yaoshor˙l and walk on ahead of the people. I will meet you by the rock at Mount Sinai. Hit the rock, and water will come pouring out. Then the people will be able to drink.'

Mehush˙a did just as he was told; and as the leaders looked on, water gushed out. Mehush˙a named the place Massah Ś 'the place of test' Ś and Meribah Ś 'the place of arguing' Ś because the people of Yaoshor˙l argued with Mehush˙a and tried Y┴OHU UL by saying, 'Is Y┴OHU UL going to take care of us or not?'

While the people of Yaoshor˙l were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek came to fight against them. Mehush˙a commanded Yaoh˙shua (Joshua), 'Call the YaoshorulÝtes to arms, and fight the army of Amalek. Tomorrow, I will arise at the top of the hill with the staff of Y┴OHU UL in my hand.'

So Yaoh˙shua did what Mehush˙a had commanded. He led his men out to fight the army of Amalek. Meanwhile Mehush˙a, Aharˇn, and Hur went to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Mehush˙a held up the staff with his hands, the YaoshorulÝtes had the advantage.

But whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites gained the upper hand. The arms of Mehush˙a finally became too tired to hold up the staff any longer. So Aharˇn and Hur found an 'Úban' (s-one) for him to sit upon.

Then they rose up on each side, holding up his hands until sunset. As a result, Yaoh˙shua and his troops were able to crush the army of Amalek.

Then Y┴OHU UL told Mehush˙a, 'Write this as a permanent record, and announce it to Yaoh˙shua: I will blot out every trace of Amalek from under heaven.'

Mehush˙a built an altar there and called it 'Y┴OHU NissÝ.'

He said, 'They have dared to raise their fist against the throne of Y┴OHU UL, so now Y┴OHU UL will be at war with Amalek generation after generation.' - Exodus 17:1-16, Holy Scriptures

Practical Life Application -

I now realize that I have to continually war against the Amalekites (sinful nature with its lusts of the flesh) in my body by walking at the direction and power of the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) Who always gives me the victory over them.

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I will, from now on, regularly 'lift up my holy hands' in prayer so Y┴OHU Abih˙l (Father) will give me the desire and empowerment to always subjugate all sinful Amalekite urges that may arise and attack me.

Underline please: Yes or No

I now fully realize that on my own abilities and energies, I am not able to win this battle against the lusts of the flesh, and that I need supernatural power from the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' to keep me always on the winning advantage over their cravings.

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I have asked these two fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm I list below to regularly support me in prayer:

________________________       _______________________

I now fully comprehend the personal application of the following chapter in the Holy Scriptures in my own life.

Underline please: Yes or No

'So ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) has made us free!

Now make sure that you remain free and don't get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws and rituals.

Now hear this, for this is serious: if you are counting on circumcision and keeping the YAOH┌-dim laws to make you right with Y┴OHU UL, then hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) cannot save you!

I'll say it again. Anyone trying to find favor with Y┴OHU UL by being circumcised must always obey every other YAOH┌-dim law or perish!

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to Y┴OHU UL by keeping those laws; you are lost from Y┴OHU UL's undeserved favor (grace).

But we by the help of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' are counting on the death of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to clear away our sins and make us right with Y┴OHU UL.

And we to whom ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y has given eternal life don't need to worry about whether we have been circumcised or not, or whether we are obeying the YAOH┌-dim ceremonies or not; for all we need is FAITH working itself through LOVE.

You were getting along so well. Who has interfered with you to hold you back from following the truth? It surely wasn't Y┴OHU UL Who did it, for He is the One Who has called you to freedom in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. But it takes only one wrong person among you to infect all the others.

I trust fully ha-Molkhi˙l (the King, Ruler) to bring you back to believing as I do about these matters. Y┴OHU UL will deal with that person, whoever he is, who has been troubling and confusing you.

Some people even say that I myself am proclaiming that circumcision and YAOH┌-dim laws are necessary to the plan of salvation.

Well, if I proclaimed that, I would be persecuted no more - for that legalistic message doesn't offend anyone.

The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still proclaiming salvation through faith in the stake of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y alone.

I only wish those false teachers who want you to cut yourselves by being circumcised would cut themselves off from you and leave you alone!

For, dear brethren, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve one another. For the whole Law can be summed up in this one command: 'LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF.'

But if in place of showing love among yourselves you are always critical and grumpy, watch out! Beware of ruining one another.

I advise you to obey the voice of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.' He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won't always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to.

For we naturally love to do evil activities that are just the opposite from those deeds that the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' tells us to do; and the upright deeds we want to do when the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has His way with us are just the opposite of our natural desires.

These two forces within us are continually fighting against one another to win control over us, and our wishes are never free from their internal pressures.

When you are guided by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' you need no longer force yourself to obey the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws.

But when you follow your own wrong inclinations your lives will produce these evil results: impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasures, idolatry, spiritism (that is, encouraging the activity of demons), hatred and fighting, jealousy and anger, continual effort to get the best for yourself, complaints and criticisms, factions and divisions - and there will be wrong doctrine, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild parties, and all that sort of sin.

Let me tell you again as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.

But when the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' controls our lives He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, rectitude, faithfulness, meekness and self-control; and there is no conflict with YAOH┌-dim laws in this.

Those who belong to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y have nailed their natural evil desires to His stake and impaled them there.

If we are living now by the power of 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit), let us follow the leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in every part of our lives.

Then we won't need to look for recognition and popularity, which only lead to jealousy and wounded feelings.'

Galatians 5, Holy Scriptures

4.  Y┴OHU Hodsh˙a -

Y┴OHU UL Who sanctifies, purifies and cleanses my heart, mind, soul, spirit and tongue, and everything about me and my relationships.

Scripture basis -

Y┴OHU UL said to Mehush˙a, 'Give the YaoshorulÝtes these regulations, which apply to those who are YaoshorulÝtes by birth as well as to the foreigners living among you.

If any among them devote their children as burnt offerings to Molech, they must be 'Úban'd' (s-oned) to death by people of the community. I Myself will turn against them and cut them off from the community, because they have defiled My holy place and profaned My holy Sh˙am (Name) by giving their children to Molech.

And if the people of the community tolerate this offering of children to Molech and refuse to execute the guilty parents, then I Myself will turn against them and cut them off from the community, along with all those who commit prostitution by worshiping Molech.

If any among the people are unfaithful by consulting and following mediums or psychics, I will turn against them and cut them off from the community.

Make sure you set yourselves apart to be holy, for I, Y┴OHU, am your UL. Keep all My laws and obey them, because I am Y┴OHU Hodsh˙a, Who makes you holy.

All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.

If a man has intercourse with his father's wife, both the man and the woman must die, for they are guilty of a capital offense. If a man has intercourse with his daughter-in-law, both must be put to death. They have acted contrary to nature and are guilty of a capital offense.

The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have committed a detestable act and are guilty of a capital offense.

If a man has intercourse with both a woman and her mother, such an act is terribly wicked. All three of them must be burned to death to wipe out such wickedness from among you.

If a man has sexual intercourse with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed.

If a woman approaches a male animal to have intercourse with it, she and the animal must both be put to death. Both must die, for they are guilty of a capital offense.

If a man has sexual intercourse with his female sibling, the daughter of either his father or his mother, it is a terrible disgrace. Both of them must be publicly cut off from the community. Since the man has had intercourse with his female sibling, he will suffer the consequences of his guilt.

If a man has intercourse with a woman suffering from a hemorrhage, both of them must be cut off from the community, because he exposed the source of her flow, and she allowed him to do it.

If a man has sexual intercourse with his aunt, whether his mother's sibling or his father's sibling, he has violated a close relative. Both parties are guilty of a capital offense.

If a man has intercourse with his uncle's wife, he has violated his uncle. Both the man and woman involved are guilty of a capital offense and will die childless.

If a man marries his brother's wife, it is an act of impurity. He has violated his brother, and the guilty couple will remain childless.

You must carefully obey all My laws and regulations; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you will vomit you out. Do not live by the customs of the people whom I will expel before you.

It is because they do these heinous wickedness that I detest them so much.

But I have promised that you will inherit their land, a land flowing with milk and honey. I, Y┴OHU, am your UL, Who has set you apart from all other people.

You must therefore make a difference between ceremonially clean and unclean animals, and between clean and unclean birds. You must not defile yourselves by eating any animal or bird or creeping creature that I have forbidden.

You must be holy because I, Y┴OHU UL, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be My very own.

Men and women among you who act as mediums or psychics must be put to death by 'ebanÝm' (s-oning). They are guilty of a capital offense.' - Leviticus 20:1-27

Practical Life Application -

I now fully comprehend that it is Y┴OHU UL's requirement that I be holy, sanctified, pure and clean. No dirt comes from heaven. I am aware that friendliness with the world is enmity or fighting against Y┴OHU UL. Furthermore, I purpose not commit spiritual prostitution by worshiping horrible idols, such as the pagan Greek idol gee-ZEUS.

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I admit that I am not perfect yet, and could not achieve it on my own puny human self-efforts. However, I trust that my Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will change and purify me from glory to glory till I be conformed to His exact likeness.

Underline please: Yes or No

I have now become a part of the spiritual body of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA on earth, and since I belong to His body, and has received Him as my one and only Life Governor and Savior, I now live by His power and always do His will.

Underline please: Yes or No

HaolulY┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA. For the power of the life-giving 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has freed you through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA from the power of sin that leads to death.

The law of Mehush˙a could not save us, because of our sinful nature. But Y┴OHU UL put into effect a different plan to save us.

He sent His own Son in a human body like ours, except that ours are sinful. Y┴OHU UL removed sin's control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

He did this so the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but, on the contrary, follow the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful matters, but those who are controlled by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' think about matters that please the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' controls your mind, there is life and peace.

For the sinful nature is always hostile to Y┴OHU UL. It never did obey Y┴OHU UL's laws, and it never will. That's why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please Y┴OHU UL.

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the 'R┌KHA' if you have the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL) living in you.

(And remember that those who do not have the 'R┌KHA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' living in them are not Yaoh˙shuahÝm at all.)

Since ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y within you resides, even though your body will die because of sin, your spirit is alive because you have been made right with Y┴OHU UL.

The 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' Who raised YAOH┌SHUA from the dead, lives in you. And just as He raised ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead, He will give life to your mortal body by this same 'R┌KHA' living within you.

So, my dear Yaoh˙shuahÝm friends, you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you keep on following it, you will perish. But if through the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' you turn from it and its evil deeds, you will live.

For all who are led by the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' are children of Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 8

'Therefore, I urge you, brethren, in view of Y┴OHU UL's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Y┴OHU UL - this is your spiritual act of worship.' - Romans 12:1

'So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to Y┴OHU UL, free from anger and controversy.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 2:8

'For He selected us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.' - Ephesians 1:4

'And to present her to himself as a radiant Oholyßo, without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.' - Ephesians 5:27

'But now He has reconciled you by the physical body of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y through His death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.' - Colossians 1:22

'Therefore, as Y┴OHU UL's selected people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' - Colossians 3:12

'Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is right, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.' - Titus 1:8

'But just as He Who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.' - 1 Peter 1:15-16

'You also, like living 'ebanÝm', are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Y┴OHU UL through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:5

'But you are a selected people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to Y┴OHU UL, that you may declare the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His brilliant light.' - 1 Kßfos 2:9

'For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in Y┴OHU UL used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands.' - 1 Kßfos 3:5

'Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and upright lives.' - 2 Kßfos 3:11

'Who will not fear You, O Y┴OHU UL,
      and bring glory to Your Sh˙am (Name)?
For You alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before You,
      for Your upright deeds have been revealed.' - Revelation 15:4

'Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong;
let him who is vile continue to be vile;
let him who does right continue to do right;
and let him who is holy continue to be holy.' - Revelation 22:11

Your Character Trait for Today -

SELF-CONTROL which is the opposite of Recklessness

Definition:

Exercising restraint, self-correction and self-discipline whenever I feel urges which are contrary to what Y┴OHU UL expects from me, especially in the face of temptations and irritations.

 
Scripture:

 
'Those who belong to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y have nailed their natural evil desires to His tree and impaled them there. If we are living now by the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA), let us follow the leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in every part of our lives.' - Galatians 5:24-25.

'It is better to be slow-tempered than famous; it is better to have self-control than to control an army.' - Proverbs 16:32

'Do not let sin control your puny body any longer; do not give in to its sinful desires.' - Romans 6:12

'If anyone can control his tongue, it proves that he has perfect control over himself in every other way.' - Y┴OHU-caf 3:2

'But to obtain these gifts, you need more than faith; you must also work hard to become virtuous, and even that is not enough. For then you must learn to know Y┴OHU UL better and discover what He wants you to do.'

'Next, learn to put aside your own desires so you will become patient and upright, gladly letting Y┴OHU UL have His way with you. This will make possible the next step, which is for you to delight in other people and to like them, and finally you will grow to love them deeply.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 1:5-7

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

The problem that infuriates you the most is the problem that Y┴OHU UL has assigned you to solve!


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

5.  Y┴OHU Shua-olÚym -

I am Y┴OHU UL Who gives you peace and completion in all that you do. The chastisement of your peace was borne by YAOH┌SHUA upon Himself. (Judges 6:24)

Scripture basis:

Again the YaoshorulÝtes did what was evil in Y┴OHU UL's sight. So Y┴OHU UL handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. The Midianites were so cruel that the YaoshorulÝtes fled to the mountains, where they made hiding places for themselves in caves and dens.

Whenever the YaoshorulÝtes planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Yaoshor˙l, camping in the land and ravaging crops as far away as Gaza. They left the YaoshorulÝtes with nothing to eat, taking all the sheep, oxen, and donkeys.

These enemy hordes, coming with their cattle and tents as thick as locusts, arrived on droves of camels too numerous to count. And they remained until the land was despoiled bare.

So Yaoshor˙l was reduced to intense hunger by the Midianites. Then the YaoshorulÝtes cried out to Y┴OHU UL for help. When they cried out to Y┴OHU UL because of Midian, Y┴OHU UL sent a prophet to the YaoshorulÝtes.

He said, 'This is what Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, says: I brought you up out of slavery in Egypt and rescued you from the Egyptians and from all who oppressed you. I drove out your enemies and gave you their land. I told you, 'I am Y┴OHU your UL. You must not worship the idols of the Amorites, in whose land you now live.' But you have not hearkened to Me.'

Then the angel of Y┴OHU UL came and sat beneath the oak tree at Ophrah, which belonged to Yaoh˙sh of the clan of AbÝ-Ozˇr. Gideon son of Yaoh˙sh had been threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress to hide the grain from the Midianites.

The angel of Y┴OHU UL appeared to him and said, 'Mighty hero, Y┴OHU UL is with you!'

'Maˇr (Sir),' Gideon replied, 'if Y┴OHU UL is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our forefathers told us about? Didn't they say, 'Y┴OHU UL brought us up out of Egypt'? But now Y┴OHU UL has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites.'

Then Y┴OHU UL turned to him and said, 'Go with the vigor you have and rescue Yaoshor˙l from the Midianites. I now send you!'

'But Y┴OHU UL,' Gideon replied, 'how can I rescue Yaoshor˙l? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!'

Then Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'I will be with you. And you will subdue the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.'

Gideon replied, 'If You are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that it is really Y┴OHU UL speaking to me. Don't go away until I come back and bring my offering to You.'

Y┴OHU UL answered, 'I will remain here until you return.'

Gideon hurried home. He cooked a young goat, and with half a bushel of flour he baked some bread without yeast. Then, carrying the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, he brought them out and offered them to the angel, who was under the oak tree.

The Angel of Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'Place the meat and the unleavened bread on this rock, and pour the broth over it.'

And Gideon did as he was told. Then the Angel of Y┴OHU UL touched the meat and bread with the staff in his hand, and fire flamed up from the rock and consumed all he had brought. And the Angel of Y┴OHU UL disappeared.

When Gideon realized that it was the Angel of Y┴OHU UL, he cried out, 'Sovereign Y┴OHU UL, I have seen the Angel of Y┴OHU UL face to face!'

'It is all right,' Y┴OHU UL replied. 'Do not be afraid. You will not die.' And Gideon built an altar to Y┴OHU UL there and named it 'The Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym.'

The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of AbÝ-Ozˇr to this day.

That night Y┴OHU UL said to Gideon, 'Take the second best bull from your father's herd, the one that is seven years old. Pull down your father's altar to 'baal' (the lord), and cut down the Asherah pole erected beside it.

Then build an altar to Y┴OHU your UL here on this hill, laying the 'ebanÝm' (s-ones) carefully. Sacrifice the bull as a burnt offering on the altar, using as fuel the wood of the Asherah pole you cut down.'

So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as Y┴OHU UL had commanded. But he did it at night because he was afraid of the other members of his father's household and the people of the town. He knew what would happen if they found out who had done it.

Early the next morning, as the people of the town began to awake, someone discovered that the altar of 'baal' (the lord) had been knocked down and that the Asherah pole beside it was gone. In their place a new altar had been built, and it had the remains of a sacrifice on it.

The people said to each other, 'Who did this?' And after asking around and making a careful search, they learned that it was Gideon, the son of Yaoh˙sh.

'Bring out your son,' they shouted to Yaoh˙sh. 'He must die for dismantling the altar of 'baal' (the lord) and for cutting down the Asherah pole.'

But Yaoh˙sh yelled to the mob, 'Why are you defending 'baal' (the lord)? Will you argue his case? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If 'baal' (the lord) truly is the Eternal Creator, let him defend himself and ruin the one who knocked down his altar!'

From then on Gideon was called Yaoro-baal, which means 'Let baal defend himself,' because he knocked down baal's altar. Soon afterward the armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east formed an alliance against Yaoshor˙l and went over the Yardayßn, camping in the valley of Yaozoro-Ul.

Then the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' took control of Gideon. He blew a ram's horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of AbÝ-Ozˇr came to him. He also sent envoys throughout Manasseh, Osher, Zabulon, and Naphtali, summoning their warriors, and all of them responded.

Then Gideon said to Y┴OHU UL, 'If You are truly going to use me to rescue Yaoshor˙l as You promised, prove it to me in this way. I will put some wool on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that You are going to help me rescue Yaoshor˙l as You promised.'

And it happened just that way. When Gideon woke up the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water!

Then Gideon said to Y┴OHU UL, 'Don't be angry with me, please, but let me make one more request. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew.'

And that night Y┴OHU UL did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew. - ShoftÝm (Judges) 6:1-40

Practical Life Application -

1. The Midianites, being Y┴OHU UL's chastisements in my life today, are the following:

Please encircle which ones apply to you and your family:

a. Enslavement to habits and vices;
b. Marriage breakdowns and divorces;
c. Recalcitrant and rebellious children;
d. Sicknesses and diseases;
e. Financial shortages and bondage;
f. Sorrows, failures and discouragement;
g. Marital infidelities and remarriages

2. Y┴OHU UL has been calling me to become a peacemaker in the lives of the following individuals:

Between ______________________ and ______________________
Between ______________________ and ______________________
Between ______________________ and ______________________
Between ______________________ and ______________________
Between ______________________ and ______________________

6.  Y┴OHU Tzaodˇq -

I am Y┴OHU UL Who leads you into the paths of what is right, correct and just. (Yarmi-Y┴OHU 23:5-6)

Scripture basis -

'I (Y┴OHU UL) will send calamity upon the leaders of My people Ś the shepherds of My sheep Ś for they have ruined and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,' says Y┴OHU UL.

This is what Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, says to these shepherds: 'In place of leading my flock to safety, you have abandoned them and driven them to ruin. Now I will pour out judgment on you for the evil you have done to them.

But I will gather together the remnant of My flock from wherever I have driven them. I will bring them back into their own fold, and they will be fruitful and increase in number. Then I will appoint responsible shepherds to care for them, and they will never be afraid again. Not a single one of them will be lost or missing,' says Y┴OHU UL.

'For the time is coming,' says Y┴OHU UL, 'when I will place an upright Branch on the throne of King Dßoud. He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just, correct throughout the land. And this is his name: 'Y┴OHU Tzaodˇq-nu.'

In that day YAOH┌-dah will be saved, and Yaoshor˙l will live in safety. 'In that day,' says Y┴OHU UL, 'when people are taking an oath, they will no longer say, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL lives, Who rescued the people of Yaoshor˙l from the land of Egypt.'

But they will say, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL lives, Who brought the people of Yaoshor˙l back to their own land from the land of the north and from all the countries to which he had exiled them.' Then they will live in their own land.'

My heart is broken because of the false prophets, and I tremble uncontrollably. I stagger like a drunkard, like someone overcome by wine, because of the holy words Y┴OHU UL has spoken against them.

For the land is full of adultery, and it lies under a curse. The land itself is in mourning Ś its meadows are dried up. For the prophets do evil and abuse their power.

'The priests are like the prophets, all unholy, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in My own Temple,' says Y┴OHU UL. 'Therefore, their paths will be dark and slippery. They will be chased through dark and treacherous trails, where they will fall. For I will bring calamity upon them when their time of punishment comes. I, Y┴OHU UL, have spoken!

I saw that the prophets of Samaria were terribly evil, for they prophesied by baal (the lord), and led My people of Yaoshor˙l into sin. But now I see that the prophets of Jerusalem are even worse! They commit adultery, and they love dishonesty. They encourage those who are doing evil in place of turning them away from their sins.

These prophets are as wicked as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah once were.' Therefore, this is what Y┴OHU UL Almighty says about the prophets: 'I will feed them with bitterness and give them poison to drink. For it is because of Jerusalem's prophets that wickedness fills this land. This is My warning to My people,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).

'Do not hearken to these prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes. They are making up everything they say. They do not speak for Y┴OHU UL! They keep saying to these rebels who despise My word, 'Don't worry! Y┴OHU UL says you will have peace!' And to those who stubbornly follow their own evil desires, they say, 'No harm will come your way!'

'But can you name even one of these prophets who knows Y┴OHU UL well enough to hear what He is saying? Has even one of them cared enough to heed? Look! Y┴OHU UL's anger bursts out like a tempest, a whirlwind (tornado) that swirls upon the heads of the wicked. The anger of Y┴OHU UL will not diminish until it has finished all His plans. In the days to come, you will comprehend all this very clearly.

I have not sent these prophets, yet they claim to speak for Me! I have given them no message, yet they prophesy. If they had hearkened to Me, they would have spoken My words and turned My people from their evil ways. Am I Y┴OHU UL Who is only in one place?' asks Y┴OHU UL.

'Do they think I cannot see what they are doing? Can anyone hide from Me? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?' asks Y┴OHU UL.

'I have heard these prophets say, 'Hear this, I had a dream from Y┴OHU UL last night.' And then they proceed to tell lies in My behalf. How long will this go on? If they are prophets, they are prophets of deceit, inventing everything they say.

By telling these false dreams, they are trying to get My people to forget Me, just as their forefathers did by worshiping the idols of the lord (baal). Let these false prophets tell their dreams, but let My true emissaries faithfully proclaim My every word.

There is a difference between chaff and wheat! Does not My word burn like fire?' asks Y┴OHU UL. 'Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes rock to pieces?'

'Therefore,' says Y┴OHU UL, 'I arise against these prophets who get their messages from each other Ś these smooth-tongued prophets who say, 'This prophecy is from the Most High!' Their imaginary dreams are flagrant lies that lead My people into sin. I did not send or appoint them, and they have no message at all for My people,' says Y┴OHU UL.

'Suppose one of the people or one of the prophets or priests asks you, 'What prophecy has Y┴OHU UL burdened you with now?' You must reply, 'You are the burden! Y┴OHU UL says He will abandon you!'

If any prophet, priest, or anyone else says, 'I have a prophecy from Y┴OHU UL,' I will punish that person along with his entire family. You should keep asking each other, 'What is Y┴OHU UL's answer?' or 'What is Y┴OHU UL saying?'

But stop using this phrase, 'prophecy from Y┴OHU UL.' For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our Y┴OHU UL, the living Y┴OHU UL, Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo.

'This is what you should say to the prophets: 'What is Y┴OHU UL's answer?' or 'What is Y┴OHU UL saying?' But suppose they respond, 'This is a prophecy from Y┴OHU UL!' Then you should say, 'This is what Y┴OHU UL says: Because you have used this phrase, 'prophecy from Y┴OHU UL,' even though I warned you not to use it, I will forget you completely. I will expel you from My presence, along with this city that I gave to you and your forefathers. And I will make you an object of ridicule, and your name will be notorious throughout the ages.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 23

Practical Life Application -

I now fully realize that the rectitude (righteousness) which I will need for heaven is not the one that I establish on my own self-efforts, but it is the rectitude of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA which is given to me as a free gift, imputed to be mine, because I believe in Him as my sole Life Governor and Savior. Having received this free gift of rectitude, I am now living in and by it in step with the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' producing kind and noble works in me.

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I will seek first matters and activities pertaining to the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL and His character traits, rectitude and noble qualities, fully confident that all the other needs I have will be amply provided by Him.

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HaolulY┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'I (YAOH┌SHUA) am leaving you with a gift Ś peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. Never be troubled or afraid, therefore.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 14:27

'I have told you all this so you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will face many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world!' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 16:33

He (YAOH┌SHUA) spoke to them again and said, 'Peace be with you! As Y┴OHU ABÝ has sent Me, so I likewise send you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 20:21

'But there will be glory and honor and peace from Y┴OHU UL for all who do what is right Ś for the YAOH┌-dee first and also for the Gentile.' - Romans 2:10

'Therefore, since we have been made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by faith, we have peace with Y┴OHU UL because of what YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Molkhi˙l has carried out for us.' - Romans 5:1

'If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) controls your mind, there is life and peace.' - Romans 8:6

'Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.' - Romans 12:18

'For the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of rectitude and peace and ecstacy in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.' - Romans 14:17

'But if the husband or wife who isn't a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer) insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Yaoh˙shuahÚe husband or wife is not required to remain with them, for Y┴OHU UL wants His children to live in peace.' - 1 Corinthians 7:15

'For Y┴OHU UL is not a Y┴OHU UL of confusion but of peace, as in all the other congregations.' - 1 Corinthians 14:33

'When the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, rectitude, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.' - Galatians 5:22-23a

'May Y┴OHU UL's mercy and peace be upon all those who live by this principle. They are the new people of Y┴OHU UL.' - Galatians 6:16

'For hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) Himself has made peace between us YAOH┌-dim and you Gentiles by making us all one people. He has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us. By His death He ended the whole system of YAOH┌-di (Jewish) law that excluded the Gentiles. His purpose was to make peace between YAOH┌-dim and Gentiles by creating in Himself one new person from the two groups.' - Ephesians 2:14-15

'He has brought this Glorious Message of peace to you Gentiles who were once far away from Him, and to us YAOH┌-dim who were near.' - Ephesians 2:17

'Always keep yourselves united in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' and bind yourselves together with peace.' - Ephesians 4:3

'For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Glorious Message, so you will be always fully prepared.' - Ephesians 6:15

'May Y┴OHU UL give you peace, dear friends, and love with faith, from Y┴OHU ABÝ and Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Eph. 6:23

'If you do this, you will experience Y┴OHU UL's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can comprehend. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Philippians 4:7

'Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym will be with you.' - Philippians 4:9

'And let the peace that comes from hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be grateful.' - Colossians 3:15

'He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, peace loving, and not one who loves money.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:3

'Run from anything that excites youthful lust. Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace, and delight in the companionship of those who call on Y┴OHU UL with pure hearts.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 2:22

'Try to live in peace with everyone, and seek to live a clean and holy life, for those who are not holy will not see Y┴OHU UL.' - Hebrews 12:14

'And now, may Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym, Who brought again from the dead our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, all that is pleasing to Him.

YAOH┌SHUA is the great Shepherd of the sheep by an eternal covenant, signed with His blood. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amnßo.' - Hebrews 13:20

'The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and noble deeds. It shows no partiality (favoritism) and is always honest. Those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of rectitude.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 3:17-18

'Turn away from evil and do what is right. Work hard at living in peace with others.' - 1 Kßfos 3:11

'Blessed be those who hunger and thirst for rectitude, for they will be filled.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 5:6

'Blessed be those who are persecuted because of rectitude, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.' - ManY┴OHU 5:10

'For I (YAOH┌SHUA) tell you that unless your rectitude surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the religious law, you will absolutely not enter the kingdom of heaven.' - ManY┴OHU 5:20

'Be careful not to do your 'acts of rectitude' before men, to be admired by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) in heaven.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:1

'Seek first His kingdom and His rectitude, and all the other things will be given to you as well.' - ManY┴OHU 6:33

'For Y┴OHU-khßnam (the Immerser) came to you to show you the way of rectitude, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.' - ManY┴OHU 21:32

'For in the Glorious Message a rectitude from Y┴OHU UL is revealed, a rectitude that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: 'The upright will live by faith.' - Romans 1:17

'Now a rectitude from Y┴OHU UL, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This rectitude from Y┴OHU UL comes through faith in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to all who believe.' - Romans 3:21-22

'What does the Scripture say? 'Abruhßm believed Y┴OHU UL, and it was credited to him as rectitude.' - Romans 4:3

'However, to the man who does not work (the works of the Mosaic Law) but trusts Y┴OHU UL Who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as rectitude. Dßoud says the same thing when he speaks of the happiness of the man to whom Y┴OHU UL credits rectitude apart from works.' - Romans 4:5-6

'Just as sin reigned in death, so also favor might reign through rectitude to bring eternal life through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Molkhi˙l.' - Romans 5:21

'Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, to be tools of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to Y┴OHU UL, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him to be tools of rectitude.' - Romans 6:13

'Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey - whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to rectitude?' - Romans 6:16

'You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to rectitude. I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves.

Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to rectitude leading to holiness.' - Romans 6:18-19

'Since they did not know the rectitude that comes from Y┴OHU UL and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to Y┴OHU UL's rectitude. Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) is the end of the law in order that there may be rectitude for everyone who believes.' - Romans 10:3-4

'It is because of Him that you are in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who has become for us wisdom from Y┴OHU UL - that is, our rectitude, holiness and redemption.' - 1 Corinthians 1:30

'Y┴OHU UL made Him Who had no sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we might become the rectitude of Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Cor. 5:21

'I do not set aside the favor of Y┴OHU UL, for if rectitude could be gained through the law, then the death of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y is rendered worthless!' - Galatians 2:21

'By faith we eagerly await through the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) the rectitude for which we hope.' - Galatians 5:5

'Put on the new self, created to be like ha-Molkhi˙l in true rectitude and holiness.' - Ephesians 4:24

'For the fruit of the light consists in all kindness, rectitude and truth.' - Ephesians 5:9

'Remain firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of rectitude in place.' - Eph. 6:14

'Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue rectitude, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on Y┴OHU UL out of a pure heart.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 2:22

'All Scripture is Y┴OHU UL-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in rectitude.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam 3:16

'Now there is in reserve for me the crown of rectitude, which Y┴OHU UL, the just Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 4:8

'About the Son He says,

'Your throne, O Y┴OHU UL, will last for ever and ever,
     and rectitude will be the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved rectitude and hated wickedness;
     therefore Y┴OHU UL, your Y┴OHU UL, has set You
     above Your companions by anointing You with
     the oil of gladness.' - Hebrews 1:8-9

'No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of rectitude and peace for those who have been trained by it.' - Hebrews 12:11

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so we might die to sins and live for rectitude; by His wounds you have been healed.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:24

'In keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of rectitude.' - 2 Kßfos 3:13

'So I pray that Y┴OHU UL, Who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.'' - Romans 15:13

'Now may Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y comes again.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:23

'Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym will soon crush ha-satßn under your feet! May the favor of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y be with you.' - Romans 16:20

'Dear friends, I close my letter with these last words: Exult! Change your ways. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then Y┴OHU UL of LOVE and PEACE will be with you.' - 2 Corinthians 13:11

'And now may Y┴OHU UL, Who gives us His peace, be with you all. Amnßo.' - Romans 15:33

Your Character Trait for Today -

Kindness -

Returning kindness and blessings to those who offend and hurt me.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Losers focus on what they cannot do while champions focus on what they want to achieve and do!


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

7.  Y┴OHU Ro-Úh -

I am Y┴OHU UL Your Shepherd Who cares for you and watches over your soul and everything that concerns you. (TehillÝm 23:1)

Scripture basis:

Y┴OHU UL is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
     He makes me lie down in green meadows,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
     He reinvigorates my soul.

He guides me in paths of uprightness
     for the sake of His 'Sh˙am' (Name).

Even though I walk through the valley
     of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely kindness and love will follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of Y┴OHU UL forever. - TehillÝm (Psalms) 23

And King Dßoud wrote the above psalm when he was in the following predicament. Please see how Y┴OHU UL had been a real Shepherd to King Dßoud, especially in times of turmoil, and how Y┴OHU UL punishes rebellion against authorities:

'In the course of time, Abshalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him. He would get up early and arise by the side of the road leading to the city gate.

Whenever anyone came with a complaint to be placed before the king for a ruling, Abshalom would call out to him, 'What town are you from?' He would answer, 'Your servant is from one of the tribes of Yaoshor˙l.'

Then Abshalom would say to him, 'Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you.' And Abshalom would add, 'If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would make sure that he gets justice.'

Also, whenever anyone approached him to bow down before him, Abshalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him and kiss him. Abshalom behaved in this way toward all the YaoshorulÝtes who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts of the men of Yaoshor˙l.

At the end of four years, Abshalom said to the king, 'Let me go to Hebron and fulfill a vow I made to Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. While your servant was living at Geshur in Aram, I made this vow: 'If Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo takes me back to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, I will worship Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo in Hebron.''

The king said to him, 'Go in peace.' So he went to Hebron. Then Abshalom sent secret messengers throughout the tribes of Yaoshor˙l to say, 'As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpets, then say, 'Abshalom is king in Hebron.''

Two hundred men from Yaoh˙shua-olÚym had accompanied Abshalom. They had been invited as guests and went quite innocently, knowing nothing about the matter. While Abshalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahitopol the Gilonite, Dßoud's counselor, to come from Giloh, his hometown.

And so the conspiracy gained momentum, and Abshalom's following kept on increasing. A messenger came and told Dßoud, 'The hearts of the men of Yaoshor˙l are with Abshalom.' Then Dßoud said to all his officials who were with him in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, 'Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Abshalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin upon us and put the City to the sword.'

The king's officials answered him, 'Your servants are ready to do whatever our ruler the king decides upon.'

The king set out, with his whole household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace. So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at a place some miles away.

All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king. The king said to Ittai the Gittite, 'Why should you come along with us? Go back and stay with King Abshalom. You are a foreigner, an exile from your homeland. You came only a day before. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going? Go back, and take your countrymen. May kindness and faithfulness be with you.'

But Ittai replied to the king, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo lives, and as my ruler the king lives, wherever my lord the king may be, whether it means life or death, there will your servant be.'

Dßoud said to Ittai, 'Go ahead, march on.' So Ittai the Gittite marched on with all his men and the families that were with him. The whole countryside wept aloud as all the people passed by. The king also went through the Kidron Valley, and all the people moved on toward the desert.

Tzaodˇq was with them, too, and all the Levites who were with him were carrying the Ark of the Covenant of Y┴OHU UL. They set the Ark of Y┴OHU UL, and Abiathar offered sacrifices until all the people had finished leaving the City.

Then the king said to Tzaodˇq, 'Take the Ark of Y┴OHU UL back into the City. If I find favor in Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo's eyes, He will bring me back and let me see it and His dwelling place again. But if He says, 'I am not pleased with you,' then I am ready; let Him do to me whatever seems right to Him.'

The king also said to Tzaodˇq the priest, 'Aren't you a seer? Go back to the City in peace, with your son Ahimaoz and Yaonaokhßn son of Abiathar. You and Abiathar take your two sons with you. I will wait at the fords in the desert until word comes from you to inform me.'

So Tzaodˇq and Abiathar took the ark of Y┴OHU UL back to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) and remained there. But Dßoud continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up.

Now Dßoud had been told, 'Ahitopol is among the conspirators with Abshalom.' So Dßoud prayed, 'O Y┴OHU UL, turn Ahitopol's counsel into foolishness.'

When Dßoud arrived at the summit, where people used to worship Y┴OHU UL, Hushai the Arkite was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust upon his head. Dßoud said to him, 'If you go with me, you will be a burden to me. But if you return to the City and say to Abshalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; I was your father's servant in the past, but now I will be your servant,' then you can help me by countering Ahitopol's advice.

Won't the priests Tzaodˇq and Abiathar be there with you? Tell them anything you hear in the king's palace. Their two sons, Ahimaoz son of Tzaodˇq and Yaonaokhßn son of Abiathar, are there with them. Send them to me with anything you hear.'

So Dßoud's friend Hushai arrived at Yaoh˙shua-olÚym as Abshalom was entering the City. When Dßoud had gone beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the trustee of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a line of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.

The king asked Ziba, 'Why have you brought these?'

Ziba answered, 'The donkeys are for the king's household to ride on, the bread and fruit are for the men to eat, and the wine is to refresh those who become tired in the desert.'

The king then asked, 'Where is your boss's grandson?'

Ziba said to him, 'He is in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, because he thinks, 'Today the house of Yaoshor˙l will give me back my grandfather's kingdom.'

'Then the king said to Ziba, 'All that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.'

'I humbly bow,' Ziba said. 'May I find favor in your eyes, my ruler the king.'

As King Dßoud approached Bakhurim, a man from the same clan as Sha˙l's family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. He pelted Dßoud and all the king's officials with 'ebanÝm' (s-ones), though all the troops and the special guard were on Dßoud's right and left. As he cursed, Shimei said, 'Get out, get out, you man of blood, you scoundrel! Y┴OHU UL has repaid you for all the blood you poured in the household of Sha˙l's, in whose place you have reigned. Y┴OHU UL has handed the kingdom over to your son Abshalom. You have come to ruin because you are a man of blood!'

Then Abishai son of Zeruyah said to the king, 'Why should this dead dog curse my ruler the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.' But the king said, 'What do you and I have in common, you sons of Zeruyah? If he is cursing because Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo said to him, 'Curse Dßoud,' who can ask, 'Why do you do this?''

Dßoud then said to Abishai and all his officials, 'My son, who is of my own flesh, is trying to take my life. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo has told him to. It may be that Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo will see my affliction and repay me with kindness for the cursing I am receiving today.'

So Dßoud and his men continued along the road while Shimei was going along the hillside opposite him, cursing as he went and throwing 'ebanÝm' at him and showering him with dirt. The king and all the people with him arrived tired at the objective place. And there he refreshed himself. Meanwhile, Abshalom and all the men of Yaoshor˙l came to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, and Ahitopol was with him.

Then Hushai the Arkite, Dßoud's friend, went to Abshalom and said to him, 'Long live the king! Long live the king!' Abshalom asked Hushai, 'Is this the love you show your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?'

Hushai said to Abshalom, 'No, the one preferred by Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo, by these people, and by all the men of Yaoshor˙l - His I will be, and I will remain with him. Furthermore, whom should I serve? Should I not serve the son? Just as I served your father, so I will serve you.'

Abshalom said to Ahitopol, 'Give us your advice. What should we do?'

Ahitopol answered, 'Lie with your father's concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Yaoshor˙l will hear that you have made yourself a malodor in your father's nose, and the hands of everyone with you will be invigorated.'

So they pitched a tent for Abshalom on the roof, and he lay with his father's concubines in the sight of all Yaoshor˙l. Now in those days the advice Ahitopol gave was like that of one who inquires of Y┴OHU UL. That was how both Dßoud and Abshalom regarded all of Ahitopol's advice.

Ahitopol said to Abshalom, 'I would select twelve thousand men and set out tonight in pursuit of Dßoud. I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would hit him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would hit down only the king and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed.'

This plan seemed acceptable to Abshalom and to all the elders of Yaoshor˙l. But Abshalom said, 'Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say.' When Hushai came to him, Abshalom said, 'Ahitopol has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion.'

Hushai replied to Abshalom, 'The advice Ahitopol has given is not right this time. You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops. Even now, he is hidden in a cave or some other place. If he should attack your troops first, whoever hears about it will say, 'There has been a slaughter among the troops who follow Abshalom.' Then even the bravest soldier, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt with fear, for all Yaoshor˙l knows that your father is a fighter and that those with him are brave.

So I advise you: Let all Yaoshor˙l, from Dan to Beersheba - as numerous as the sand by the shore - be gathered to you, with you yourself leading them into battle. Then we will attack him wherever he may be found, and we will fall on him as dew rests on the ground. Neither he nor any of his men will be left alive. If he withdraws into a city, then all Yaoshor˙l will bring ropes to that city, and we will drag it down to the valley until not even a piece of it can be found.'

Abshalom and all the men of Yaoshor˙l said, 'The advice of Hushai the Arkite is better than that of Ahitopol.'

For Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo had determined to blunt the wise advice of Ahitopol in order to bring ruin upon Abshalom. Hushai told Tzaodˇq and Abiathar, the priests, 'Ahitopol has advised Abshalom and the elders of Yaoshor˙l to do such and such, but I have advised them to do so and so. Now send a message immediately and tell Dßoud, 'Do not spend the night at the fords in the desert; go over without fail, or the king and all the people with him will be swallowed up.''

Yaonaokhßn and Ahimaoz were then at En Rogel. A servant girl was to go and inform them, and they were to go and tell King Dßoud, for they could not risk being seen going into the city. But a young man saw them and told Abshalom. So the two of them left quickly and went to the house of a man in Bakhurim.

He had a well in his courtyard, and they climbed down into it. His wife took a covering and spread it out over the opening of the well and scattered grain over it. No one knew anything about it. When Abshalom's men came to the woman at the house, they asked, 'Where are Ahimaoz and Yaonaokhßn?'

The woman answered them, 'They went over the brook.' The men searched but found no one, so they returned to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym. After the men had gone, the two climbed out of the well and went to inform King Dßoud. They said to him, 'Set out and cross the river at once; Ahitopol has advised such and such against you.'

So Dßoud and all the people with him set out and went over the Yardayßn. By daybreak, no one was left who had not went over the Yardayßn. When Ahitopol saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

Dßoud went to Mahanaim, and Abshalom went over the Yardayßn with all the men of Yaoshor˙l. Abshalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Yaoab. Amasa was the son of a man named Yaoter, a YaoshorulÝte who had married Abigaul, the daughter of Nakhash and sibling of Zeruyah the mother of Yaoab.

The YaoshorulÝtes and Abshalom camped in the land of Gilead. When Dßoud came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nakhash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Makir son of Ammiul from Lo Debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim brought bedding and bowls and articles of pottery. They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roast grain, beans and lentils, honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows' milk for Dßoud and his people to eat.

For they said, 'The people have become hungry and tired and thirsty in the desert.' Dßoud gathered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. Dßoud sent the troops out - a third under the command of Yaoab, a third under Yaoab's brother Abishai son of Zeruyah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite.

The king told the troops, 'I myself will surely march out with you.' But the men said, 'You must not go out; if we are forced to flee, they won't care about us. Even if half of us die, they won't care; but you are worth ten thousand of us. It would be better now for you to give us support from the city.'

The king answered, 'I will do whatever seems best to you.' So the king rose up beside the gate while all the men marched out in units of hundreds and of thousands. The king commanded Yaoab, Abishai and Ittai, 'Be gentle with the young man Abshalom for my sake.' And all the troops heard the king giving orders about Abshalom to each of the commanders.

The army marched into the field to fight Yaoshor˙l, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim. There the army of Yaoshor˙l was defeated by Dßoud's men, and the casualties that day were heavy - twenty thousand men. The battle spread out over the whole countryside, and the forest claimed more lives that day than the sword.

Now Abshalom happened to meet Dßoud's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Abshalom's head was caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going. When one of the men saw this, he told Yaoab, 'I just saw Abshalom hanging in an oak tree.' Yaoab said to the man who had told him this, 'What! You saw him? Why didn't you hit him to the ground right there? Then I would have had to give you ten shekels of silver and a warrior's belt.'

But the man replied, 'Even if a thousand shekels were weighed out into my hands, I would not lift my hand against the king's son. In our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, 'Protect the young man Abshalom for my sake.' And if I had put my life in jeopardy - and nothing is kept hidden from the king - you would have kept away even from me.'

Yaoab said, 'I'm not going to wait like this for you.' So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Abshalom's heart while Abshalom was still alive in the oak tree. And ten of Yaoab's armor-bearers surrounded Abshalom, hit him and killed him. Then Yaoab sounded the trumpet, and the troops stopped pursuing Yaoshor˙l, for Yaoab halted them.

They took Abshalom, threw him into a big pit in the forest, piled up a large heap of rocks over him. Meanwhile, all the YaoshorulÝtes fled to their homes.

During his lifetime Abshalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King's Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, 'I have no son to carry on the memory of my name.' He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Abshalom's Monument to this day.' - 2 Samu-┌l 15-18

Personal Life Application: Underline your answers, please - 1. In every difficult predicament I'm in, I now fully realize that Y┴OHU Abih˙l allows it so I will learn to make my Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to be a real Shepherd in my life, fully dependent upon Him alone and relying on His protection. Yes or No 2. I will no longer be concerned about my own personal reputation but will only be zealous in everything for the sake of His Sh˙am (Name). Yes or No 3. I will rest confidently in My Shepherd YAOH┌SHUA to always provide for my needs, and I shall never be in lack, for He gives me the desires of my heart, and He is my Provider. Yes or No

HaolulY┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Y┴OHU UL is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.' - TehillÝm (Psalm) 23:1

'Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
      be their Shepherd and carry them forever.' - TehillÝm 28:9

'He tends His flock like a shepherd:
      He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
      He gently leads those that have young.' - YaoshuaY┴OHU (Isaiah) 40:11

'As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after My sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 34:12

'I will search for the lost, as well as bring back those who have wandered away. I will bind up the injured and reinvigorate the weak, but the sleek and the arrogant I will ruin. I will shepherd the flock with justice.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 34:16

'I will place over them one Shepherd, My servant Dßoud (the Messiah), and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their Shepherd.' - Kozoqi˙l 34:23

'He will arise and shepherd His flock
      in the power of Y┴OHU UL,
      in the majesty of the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU His UL.
And they will live securely, for then His greatness
      will reach to the ends of the earth.' - Micah 5:4

'But you, Beth-lÚkhem, in the land of YAOH┌-dah,
      are by no means least among the rulers of YAOH┌-dah;
For out of you will come a Ruler,
      Who will be the Shepherd of My people Yaoshor˙l.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 2:6

'All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 25:32

'I (YAOH┌SHUA) am the TAV Shepherd. The TAV Shepherd lays His life down for the sheep. The hireling is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 10:11-12

'I (YAOH┌SHUA) am the TAV Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 10:14

'For you were like sheep wandering away, but now, you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:25

'May Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym (the Eternal Creator of Peace), Who through the 'DAM' (blood) of the eternal Covenant brought back from the dead our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything 'tav' for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amnßo.' - Hebrews 13:20-21

'And when the Chief Shepherd (YAOH┌SHUA) appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 5:4

'For the Lamb in the middle of the throne will be their Shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And Y┴OHU UL will wipe away every tear from their eyes.' - Revelation 7:17

Your Character Trait for Today -

REVERENCE which is the opposite of Rudeness

Definition:

Being polite, respectful and courteous to all those around me, fully realizing that they are Y┴OHU UL's tools in creating desirable character traits in me.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Someone is always observing you Who is capable of greatly blessing you!


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

8.  Y┴OHU Shuamˇh -

Y┴OHU is His Name and wherever His Name is mentioned and proclaimed, His blessings will abundantly flow. (Kozoqi˙l 48:35)

Scripture basis:

'I will give 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL because of His rectitude and will sing praise to the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha, the Most High....

Y┴OHU, our Y┴OHU UL, how majestic is Your 'Sh˙am' in all the earth!

You have set Your glory above the heavens.' - TehillÝm 7:17-8:1

'Y┴OHU, our Y┴OHU, how majestic is Your 'Sh˙am' in all the earth! - TehillÝm (Psalms) 8:9

'I will be glad and be happy in You; I will sing praise to Your 'Sh˙am' (Name), O Most High. - TehillÝm (Psalms) 9:2

'Those who know Your 'Sh˙am' will trust fully in You, for You, Y┴OHU UL, have never forsaken those who seek You.' - TehillÝm 9:10

'Therefore I will praise You among the nations, Y┴OHU UL; I will sing praises to Your 'Sh˙am.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 18:49

'May Y┴OHU UL answer you when you are in turmoil; may the 'Sh˙am' of the UL of Y┴OHU-caf (Jacob) protect you.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 20:1

'We will shout for gladness when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the 'Sh˙am' of our UL. May Y┴OHU UL grant all your requests.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 20:5

'Some depend upon chariots and some in horses, but we trust fully in the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU our UL.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 20:7

'I will declare Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) to my brethren; in the Congregation I will praise You.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 22:22

'Ascribe to Y┴OHU the glory due His 'Sh˙am' (Name); worship Y┴OHU UL in the splendor of His holiness.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 29:2

'Sing to Y┴OHU UL, you saints of His; praise His holy Sh˙am!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 30:4

'Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) lead and guide me.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 31:3

'In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust fully in His holy 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 33:21

'Glorify Y┴OHU UL with me; let us exalt His 'Sh˙am' together!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 34:3

'In Y┴OHU UL we take pride all day long, and we will praise Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) forever.' - TehillÝm 44:8

'I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) I will hope, for Your 'Sh˙am' is noble! I will praise You in the presence of Your sanctified ones.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 52:9

'I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your 'Sh˙am' I will lift up my hands.' - TehillÝm 63:4

'Sing the glory of His 'Sh˙am'; make His praise glorious!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 66:2

'All the earth bows low to You; they sing praise to You, they sing praise to Your 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm 66:4

'Sing to Y┴OHU UL, sing praise to His 'Sh˙am'; magnify Him Who rides on the clouds - His 'Sh˙am' (Name) is Y┴OHU - and exult before Him.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 68:4

'I will praise Y┴OHU UL's 'Sh˙am' in song, and glorify Him with thanksgiving.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 69:30

'Praise be to His glorious 'Sh˙am' forever! May the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amnßo and am-nßm.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 72:19

'Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that do not call on Your 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 79:6

'Help us, Y┴OHU UL our Savior, for the glory of Your 'Sh˙am'; deliver us and forgive our sins for the sake of Your Sh˙am.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 79:9

'Let them know that You, Whose 'Sh˙am' (Name) is Y┴OHU - that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.' - TehillÝm 83:18

'All the nations You have made will come and worship before You, Y┴OHU UL; they will bring glory to Your 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 86:9

'Teach me Your way, Y┴OHU UL, and I will walk in Your truth; please give me an undivided heart, that I may reverentially fear Your 'Sh˙am' (Name). I will praise You, Y┴OHU my UL, with all my heart; I will glorify Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) forever!' - TehillÝm 86:11-12

'Because he loves Me,' says Y┴OHU UL, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My 'Sh˙am.' - TehillÝm 91:14

'Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Him and praise His 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 100:4

'So the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU will be declared in Zion and His praise in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 102:21

'He provided redemption for His people; He ordained His covenant forever - holy and awesome is His 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm 111:9

'Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!
Praise, O servants of Y┴OHU UL,
Praise the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL!
Let the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL be praised,
both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL is to be praised!'
- TehillÝm (Psalms) 113:1-3

'All the nations surrounded me, but in the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL I cut them off! They surrounded me on every side, but in the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL I cut them off! They swarmed around me like bees, but they died out as quickly as burning thorns; in the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL I cut them off!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 118:10-12

'Turn to me and have mercy on me, as You always do to those who love Your 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:132

'Our help is in the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL, the Maker of heaven and earth.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 124:8

'I will exalt You, my Y┴OHU UL the King; I will praise Your 'Sh˙am' for ever and ever. Every day I will praise You and lift up Your 'Sh˙am' for ever and ever.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 145:1-2

'The 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU is a fortified tower; the upright run to it and are safe!' - Proverbs 18:10

'Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of His hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in His cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His 'Sh˙am' (Name), and the 'Sh˙am' of His Son? Tell me, if you know!' - Proverbs 30:4

In that day you will say:

'Give 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL, call on His 'Sh˙am'; make known among the nations what He has accomplished, and proclaim that His 'Sh˙am' (Name) is lifted up.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 12:4

'Therefore in the east give glory to Y┴OHU; exalt the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, in the islands of the sea.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 24:15

'Y┴OHU, You are my Y┴OHU UL; I will exalt You and praise Your 'Sh˙am,' for in perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous deeds, deeds planned long ago.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 25:1

'Yes, Y┴OHU UL, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) and renown are the desires of our hearts!' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 26:8

'I am Y┴OHU; that is My 'Sh˙am' (Name)! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 42:8

'For Your Maker is your Husband - Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo is His 'Sh˙am' - the Holy One of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) is your Redeemer; He is called Y┴OHU UL of all the earth.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 54:5

'For this is what the high and lofty One says - He Who lives forever, Whose 'Sh˙am' is holy: 'I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 57:15

'From the west, men will reverentially fear the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory. For He will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of Y┴OHU UL drives along.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 59:19

'No one is like You, Y┴OHU UL, You are great, and Your 'Sh˙am' is mighty in power!' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 10:6

'Therefore I will teach them - this time I will teach them My power and might. Then they will know that My 'Sh˙am' (Name) is Y┴OHU UL.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 16:21

'I will make known My holy 'Sh˙am' (Name) among My people Yaoshor˙l (Israel). I will no longer let My holy 'Sh˙am' be profaned, and the nations will know that I, Y┴OHU UL, am the Holy One in Yaoshor˙l (Israel).' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 39:7

'Give ear, Y┴OHU UL, and hear; open Your eyes and see the desolation of the City that bears Your 'Sh˙am' (Name). We do not make requests of You because we are upright, but because of Your great mercy.

Y┴OHU UL, hearken! Y┴OHU UL, forgive! Y┴OHU UL hear and act! For Your sake, O my Y┴OHU UL, do not delay, because Your City and Your people bear Your Sh˙am (Name).' - Dayan-┌l (Daniel) 9:18-19

'And everyone who calls on the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) there will be deliverance, as Y┴OHU UL has said, among the remnant (survivors) whom Y┴OHU UL calls.' - Yao-┌l (Joel) 2:32

'He Who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He Who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth - Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies) is His 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - Amos 4:13

'He will arise and shepherd His flock in the power of Y┴OHU UL, in the majesty of the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU His UL. And they will live securely, for then His greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.' - Micah 5:4

'But I will preserve within you the meek and humble, who trust fully in the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL.' - Zafna-Y┴OHU 3:12

'This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on My 'Sh˙am' and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' and they will say, 'Y┴OHU is our UL!'' - Zochar-Y┴OHU 13:9

'Y┴OHU UL will be King over the whole earth! On that day there will be one Y┴OHU UL, and His 'Sh˙am' the only 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - Zochar-Y┴OHU 14:9

Personal Life Application: Yes or No, underline, please.

1.  

I am now fully convinced of the importance of knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is, and that Y┴OHU is His Sh˙am (Name) FOREVER by which He is to be remembered, recalled and His Sh˙am (Name) correctly pronounced, forever, which means, unalterable - forever!

Yes or No

 
2.

 
I now fully believe that there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved except the unique Name: YAOH┌SHUA.

Yes or No

 
3.

 
I will no longer call on my Creator, Y┴OHU UL, and His Messiah YAOH┌SHUA by other names for the Creator-Head has only one, unique, single and sole Name revealed in the Holy Scriptures. Hallowed be Thy Name (not names), baptizing them in the Name (not names), and in the Name (not names) of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA, am-nßm!

Yes or No

HaolulY┴OHU UL Kaokßm, the only wise Y┴OHU UL!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Everyone who calls on the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL will be saved.' - Romans 10:13

'You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of our Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 6:11

'From Whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its 'Sh˙am' (Name)!' - Ephesians 3:15

'Always giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU AB (the Father) for everything, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Ephesians 5:20

'Therefore Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the 'Sh˙am' that is above every name, that at the mention of the 'Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth!' - Philippians 2:9-10

'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all - 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) Molkhi˙l (King) YAOH┌SHUA, giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU AB (the Father) through Him.' - Colossians 3:17

'We pray this so the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the favors of our Y┴OHU UL and ha-Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 2 Thessalonians 1:12

'All who are under the yoke of slavery should think of their bosses worthy of full respect, in order that the 'Sh˙am' Y┴OHU UL and our teaching may not be slandered.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Tim.) 6:1

'Nevertheless, Y┴OHU UL's solid foundation remains firm, sealed with this inscription: 'Y┴OHU UL knows those who are His,' and, 'Everyone who confesses the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL should turn away from wickedness.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 2:19

'So he became as much superior to the angels as the 'Sh˙am' He has inherited is superior to theirs.' - Hebrews 1:4

'Through YAOH┌SHUA, therefore, let us continually offer to Y┴OHU UL a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess His 'Sh˙am.' - Hebrews 13:15

'If you are insulted because of the 'Sh˙am' of 'ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah), you are blessed, for the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of glory and of Y┴OHU UL rests on you.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 4:14

'However, if you suffer as a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) do not be ashamed, but praise Y┴OHU UL that you bear that Sh˙am (Name).' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 4:16

'I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His Sh˙am (Name).' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:12

'And this is His command: to believe in the 'Sh˙am' of His Son, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and to love one another as He commanded us.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:23

'I write these matters to you who believe in the 'Sh˙am' of 'ha-BËR Y┴OHU UL' (the Son of Y┴OHU UL) so you may know that you have eternal life!' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:13

'It was for the sake of the 'Sh˙am' (Name) that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.' - 3 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 1:7

'You have persevered and have endured hardships for My 'Sh˙am' (Name), and have not grown weary.' - Revelation 2:3

'The nations were angry; and Your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding Your servants the prophets and Your sanctified ones and those who reverence Your 'Sh˙am' - both small and great - and for ruining those who ruin the earth.' - Revelation 11:18

Your Character Trait for Today -

ENDURANCE which is the opposite of Discouragement

Definition:

The inner power to overcome opposing pressures to achieve Y┴OHU UL's best as well as appropriate in my personal services to my authorities.

 
Scripture:

 
'And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't get discouraged and give up.' - Galatians 6:9

'Praise Y┴OHU UL if you are punished for doing right!' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:9

'Remain firm when the enemy attacks. Trust Y┴OHU UL; and remember that other Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) all around the world are going through these sufferings too.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 5:9

'I am warning you ahead of time, dear brothers, so you can watch out and not be carried away by the mistakes of these wicked men, lest you yourselves become confused too.' - 2 Kßfos 3:17

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Stop looking at where you have been and begin looking at where you can be.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

9.  Y┴OHU Gabˇr -

I am Y┴OHU UL, the Brave Warrior, Who gloriously fights for you and sends hornets to drive away your enemies before you. I prepare an abundant table for you against them, and you don't even have to lift a finger, for I have made you greater than a conqueror. (Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 9:6)

Scripture basis:

After the death of Mehush˙a, Y┴OHU UL's servant, Y┴OHU UL spoke to Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) son of Nun, auxiliary to Mehush˙a. He said, 'Now that my servant Mehush˙a is dead, you must lead my people through the Yardayßn River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Mehush˙a: 'Everywhere you go, you will be on land I have given you Ś from the Negev Desert in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River on the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and all the land of the Hittites.'

No one will be able to hold their ground against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Mehush˙a. I will not fail you or abandon you.

Be tough and brave, for you will lead My people to possess all the land I swore to give their forefathers. Be tough and very brave. Obey all the laws Mehush˙a gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed.

I command you Ś be tough and brave! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For Y┴OHU your UL is with you wherever you go.'

Then Yaoh˙shua commanded the leaders of Yaoshor˙l, 'Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days you will pass the Yardayßn River and take possession of the land Y┴OHU your UL has given you.'

Then Yaoh˙shua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gaold, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He told them, 'Remember what Mehush˙a, the servant of Y┴OHU UL, commanded you: 'Y┴OHU your UL is giving you rest; He has given you this land.' Your wives, children, and cattle may remain here on the east side of the Yardayßn River, but your warriors, fully armed, must lead the other tribes through the Yardayßn to help them conquer their territory.

Remain with them until Y┴OHU UL gives rest to them as He has given rest to you, and until they, too, possess the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving them. Only then may you dwell here on the east side of the Yardayßn River in the land that Mehush˙a, the servant of Y┴OHU UL, gave you.'

They answered Yaoh˙shua, 'We will do whatever you command us, and we will go wherever you send us. We will obey you just as we obeyed Mehush˙a. And may Y┴OHU your UL be with you as he was with Mehush˙a. Anyone who rebels against your word and does not obey your every command will be put to death. So be tough and brave!'

Then Yaoh˙shua secretly sent out two spies from the YaoshorulÝte camp at Acacia. He ordered them, 'Spy out the land on the other side of the Yardayßn River, especially around Yericho.' So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and remained there that night. But someone told the king of Yericho, 'Some YaoshorulÝtes have come here tonight to spy out the land.' So the king of Yericho sent orders to Rahab: 'Bring out the men who have come into your house. They are spies sent here to discover the best way to attack us.'

Rahab, who had hidden the two men, replied, 'The men were here earlier, but I didn't know where they were from. They left the city at dusk, as the city gates were about to close, and I don't know where they went. If you hurry, you can probably catch up with them.'

(But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them beneath piles of flax.)

So the king's men went looking for the spies along the road leading to the shallow places of the Yardayßn River. And as soon as the king's men had left, the city gate was shut. Before the spies went to sleep that night, Rahab went up on the roof to talk with them.

'I know Y┴OHU UL has given you this land,' she told them. 'We are all afraid of you. Everyone is living in terror. For we have heard how Y┴OHU UL made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Yardayßn River, whose people you completely ruined. No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such reports. For Y┴OHU your UL is the supreme Y┴OHU UL of the heavens above and the earth below. Now swear to me by Y┴OHU UL that you will be kind to me and my family since I have helped you. Give me some guarantee that when Yericho is conquered, you will let me live, along with my father and mother, my brothers and female siblings, and all their families.'

'We offer our own lives as a guarantee for your safety,' the men agreed. 'If you don't betray us, we will keep our promise when Y┴OHU UL gives us the land.'

Then, since Rahab's house was built into the city wall, she let them down by a rope through the window. 'Escape to the hill country,' she told them. 'Hide there for three days until the men who are searching for you have returned; then go on your way.'

Before they left, the men told her, 'We can guarantee your safety only if you leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window. And all your family members Ś your father, mother, brothers, and all your relatives Ś must be here inside the house. If they go out into the road, they will be killed, and we cannot be held to our oath. But we swear that no one inside this house will be killed Ś not a hand will be laid on any of them. If you betray us, however, we are not bound by this oath in any way.'

'I accept your terms,' she replied. And she sent them on their way, leaving the scarlet rope hanging from the window. The spies went up into the hill country and remained there three days. The men who were chasing them had searched everywhere along the road, but they finally returned to the city without success. Then the two spies came down from the hill country, went through the Yardayßn River, and reported to Yaoh˙shua all that had happened to them.

'Y┴OHU UL will surely give us the whole land,' they said, 'for all the people in the land are terrified of us.'

Early the next morning Yaoh˙shua and all the YaoshorulÝtes left Acacia and arrived at the banks of the Yardayßn River, where they camped before going through it. Three days later, the YaoshorulÝte leaders went through the camp giving this regulation to the people:

'When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of Y┴OHU your UL, follow them. Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you. Remain about a half mile behind them, keeping space far enough between you and the Ark. Make sure you don't come any closer.'

Then Yaoh˙shua told the people, 'Purify yourselves, for tomorrow Y┴OHU UL will do great wonders among you.' In the morning Yaoh˙shua said to the priests, 'Lift up the Ark of the Covenant and lead the people through the river.' And so they began out.

Y┴OHU UL told Yaoh˙shua, 'Today I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all the YaoshorulÝtes. Now they will know that I am with you, just as I was with Mehush˙a. Give this regulation to the priests who are carrying the Ark of the Covenant: 'When you reach the banks of the Yardayßn River, take a few steps into the river and stop.''

So Yaoh˙shua told the YaoshorulÝtes, 'Come and hearken to what Y┴OHU your UL says. Today you will know that the living Y┴OHU UL is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Yebusites.

Think of it! The Ark of the Covenant, which belongs to Y┴OHU UL of the whole earth, will lead you though the Yardayßn River! Now select twelve men, one from each tribe. The priests will be carrying the Ark of Y┴OHU UL, Y┴OHU UL of all the earth. When their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upriver, and the river will pile up there in one heap.'

When the people set out to go through the Yardayßn, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them. Now it was harvest time, and the Yardayßn was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river's edge, the water began piling up at a town upriver called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people went over near the city of Yericho.

Meanwhile, the priests who were carrying the Ark of Y┴OHU UL's Covenant arose on dry ground in the middle of the riverbed as the people passed by them. They waited there until everyone had gone through the Yardayßn on dry ground.

When all the people were safely on the other side of the river, Y┴OHU UL said to Yaoh˙shua, 'Now select twelve men, one from each tribe. Tell the men to take twelve 'ebanÝm' (s-ones) from where the priests are arisen in the middle of the Yardayßn and pile them up at the place where you camp tonight.'

So Yaoh˙shua called together the twelve men and told them, 'Go into the middle of the Yardayßn, in front of the Ark of Y┴OHU your UL. Each of you must pick up one 'Úban' and carry it out on your shoulder Ś twelve 'ebanÝm' in all, one for each of the twelve tribes. We will use these 'ebanÝm' to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, 'What do these 'ebanÝm' mean to you?'

Then you can tell them, 'They remind us that the Yardayßn River stopped flowing when the Ark of Y┴OHU UL's Covenant went through.' These 'ebanÝm' will be as a permanent memorial among the people of Yaoshor˙l.' So the men did as Yaoh˙shua told them. They took twelve 'ebanÝm' from the middle of the Yardayßn River, one for each tribe, just as Y┴OHU UL had commanded Yaoh˙shua. They carried them to the place where they camped for the night and built the memorial there.

Yaoh˙shua also built another memorial of twelve 'ebanÝm' in the middle of the Yardayßn, at the place where the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant were arisen. The memorial remains there to this day. The priests who were carrying the Ark arose in the middle of the river until all of Y┴OHU UL's orders, which Mehush˙a had given to Yaoh˙shua, were carried out. Meanwhile, the people hurried through the riverbed. And when everyone was on the other side, the priests came over with the Ark of Y┴OHU UL. The armed warriors from the tribes of Reuben, Gaold, and the half-tribe of Manasseh led the YaoshorulÝtes through the Yardayßn, just as Mehush˙a had directed.

These warriors Ś about forty thousand vigorous men Ś were ready for battle, and they went over to the plains of Yericho in Y┴OHU UL's presence. That day Y┴OHU UL made Yaoh˙shua great in the eyes of all the YaoshorulÝtes, and for the rest of his life they revered him as much as they had revered Mehush˙a.

Y┴OHU UL had said to Yaoh˙shua, 'Command the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant to come up out of the riverbed.'

So Yaoh˙shua gave the command. And as soon as the priests carrying the Ark of Y┴OHU UL's covenant came up out of the riverbed, the Yardayßn River flooded its banks as before. The people went through the Yardayßn on the tenth day of the first month Ś the month that marked their exodus from Egypt. They camped at Gilgal, east of Yericho. It was there at Gilgal that Yaoh˙shua piled up the twelve 'ebanÝm' taken from the Yardayßn River.

Then Yaoh˙shua said to the YaoshorulÝtes, 'In the future, your children will ask, 'What do these 'ebanÝm' mean?' Then you can tell them, 'This is where the YaoshorulÝtes went through the Yardayßn on dry ground.' For Y┴OHU your UL dried up the river right before your eyes, and He kept it dry until you were all safe, just as He did at the Red Sea when He dried it up until we had all went through. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know the power of Y┴OHU UL, and that you might reverentially fear Y┴OHU your UL forever.'

When all the Amorite kings west of the Yardayßn and all the Canaanite kings who lived along the Mediterranean coast heard how Y┴OHU UL had dried up the Yardayßn River so the people of Yaoshor˙l could go through, they lost courage and were paralyzed with fear.

At that time Y┴OHU UL told Yaoh˙shua, 'Use knives of flint to make the YaoshorulÝtes a circumcised people again.' So Yaoh˙shua made flint knives and circumcised the entire male population of Yaoshor˙l at Gibeath-haaraloth. Yaoh˙shua had to circumcise them because all the men who were old enough to bear arms when they left Egypt had died in the wilderness. Those who left Egypt had all been circumcised, but none of those born after the Exodus, during the years in the wilderness, had been circumcised.

The YaoshorulÝtes wandered in the wilderness for forty years until all the men who were old enough to bear arms when they left Egypt had died. For they had disobeyed Y┴OHU UL, and Y┴OHU UL vowed He would not let them enter the land He had sworn to give us Ś a land flowing with milk and honey.

So Yaoh˙shua circumcised their sons who had not been circumcised on the way to the Promised Land Ś those who had grown up to take their fathers' places. After all the males had been circumcised, they took rest while in the camp until they were healed.

Then Y┴OHU UL said to Yaoh˙shua, 'Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt.' So the place has been called Gilgal to this day. While the YaoshorulÝtes were camped at Gilgal on the plains of Yericho, they celebrated 'Pˇsqayao' (Passover) on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month Ś the month that marked their exodus from Egypt.

The very next day they began to eat unleavened bread and made roast grain reaped from the land. No manna appeared that day, and it was never seen again. So from that time on the YaoshorulÝtes ate from the crops of Canaan.

As Yaoh˙shua approached the city of Yericho, he looked up and saw a man facing him with sword in hand. Yaoh˙shua went up to him and asked, 'Are you friend or foe?'

'Neither one,' he replied. 'I am commander of Y┴OHU UL's army.'

At this, Yaoh˙shua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. 'I am at your command,' Yaoh˙shua said. 'What do you want your servant to do?'

The commander of Y┴OHU UL's army replied, 'Take off your sandals, for this is holy ground.' And Yaoh˙shua did as he was told. Now the gates of Yericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the YaoshorulÝtes. No one was allowed to go in or out. But Y┴OHU UL said to Yaoh˙shua, 'I have given you Yericho, its king, and all its mighty warriors. Your entire army is to march around the city once a day for six days.

Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a 'shofßr' (ram's horn). On the seventh day you are to march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast with the horns, have all the people give a mighty shout. Then the walls of the city will collapse, and the people can charge right into the city.'

So Yaoh˙shua called together the priests and said, 'Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a shofßr.'

Then he gave orders to the people: 'March around the city, and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of Y┴OHU UL.' After Yaoh˙shua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the rams' horns began marching in the presence of Y┴OHU UL, blowing the horns as they marched. And the priests carrying the Ark of Y┴OHU UL's Covenant followed behind them.

Armed guards marched both in front of the priests and behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns. 'Do not shout; do not even talk,' Yaoh˙shua commanded. 'Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!'

So the Ark of Y┴OHU UL was carried around the city once that day, and then everyone returned to spend the night in the camp. Yaoh˙shua rose up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of Y┴OHU UL. The seven priests with the rams' horns marched in front of the Ark of Y┴OHU UL, blowing their horns.

Armed guards marched both in front of the priests with the horns and behind the Ark of Y┴OHU UL. All this time the priests were blowing their horns. On the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days. On the seventh day the YaoshorulÝtes woke up at dawn and marched around the city as they had done before. But this time they went around the city seven times.

The seventh time around, as the priests blew the long blast with their horns, Yaoh˙shua commanded the people, 'Shout! For Y┴OHU UL has given you the city! The city and everything in it must be completely ruined as an offering to Y┴OHU UL.

Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies. Do not take any of the things set apart for ruin, or you yourselves will be completely ruined, and you will bring trouble on all Yaoshor˙l. Everything made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron is sacred to Y┴OHU UL and must be brought into His treasury.'

When the people heard the sound of the horns, they gave a shout, as loud as they could. Immediately, the walls of Yericho collapsed, and the YaoshorulÝtes charged directly into the city from every side and captured it. They completely ruined everything in it Ś men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep, donkeys Ś everything!

Then Yaoh˙shua said to the two spies, 'Keep your promise. Go to the prostitute's house and bring her out, along with all her family.' The young men went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Yaoshor˙l. Then the YaoshorulÝtes burned the city and everything in it. Only the things made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron were kept for the treasury of Y┴OHU UL's house.

So Yaoh˙shua spared Rahab the prostitute and her relatives who were with her in the house, because she had hidden the spies Yaoh˙shua sent to Yericho. And she lives among the YaoshorulÝtes to this day.

At that time Yaoh˙shua invoked this curse:

'May the curse of Y┴OHU UL fall on anyone
who tries to rebuild the city of Yericho.
At the cost of his firstborn son,
he will lay its foundation.
At the cost of his youngest son,
he will set up its gates.'

So Y┴OHU UL was with Yaoh˙shua, and his name became famous throughout the land.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 1-6:27

Personal Life Application: Yes or No, underline, please.

1.  

I am aware that there are many who are enemies of the original Name of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, and it is incumbent upon me to always contend for the faith of His Glorious Message against those who promote other substitute pagan names and cultic names.

Yes or No

 
2.

 
I know that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had crushed the sinful nature with its lusts in my body and sin has no more power over me, yet I must live out this scriptural fact in practical terms, by conquering and subduing its wicked cravings and sinful lusts by my continual walking under the direction and in the power of the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in me.

Yes or No

 
3.

 
I realize that I am in continual warfare against worldly philosophies and ideas, which are contrary to what the Holy Scriptures declare, but since I have the mind of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, I pull down and reject every foolish argument that exalts itself against the knowledge of Y┴OHU UL, at all times.

Yes or No

HaolulY┴OHU UL Gabˇr, the Brave Warrior!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Be on your guard; remain firm in the faith; be men of courage! Be powerful!' - 1 Corinthians 16:13

'Serve only Y┴OHU your UL and reverentially fear Him alone. Obey His commands, hearken to His voice, and cling to Him!' - Deuteronomy 13:4

'Fear not, Y┴OHU-caf, my servant,' says Y┴OHU UL, 'for I am with you. I will ruin the nations to which I have exiled you, but I will not ruin you. But I must discipline you; I cannot let you go unpunished.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 46:28

'Son of man, do not fear them! Don't be afraid even though their threats are sharp like thorns and barbed like briers, and they sting like scorpions. Do not be dismayed by their dark scowls. For remember, they are rebels!' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 2:6

'I have made you as hard as rock! So never be afraid of them or fear their angry looks, even though they are such rebels.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 3:9

'I will make a covenant of peace with them and drive away the dangerous animals from the land. Then My people will be able to camp safely in the wildest places and sleep in the woods without fear.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 34:25

'The lion has roared Ś tremble in fear! The Sovereign Y┴OHU UL has spoken Ś I dare not refuse to proclaim His message!' - Amos 3:8

'Everyone will live quietly in their own homes in peace and prosperity, for there will be nothing to fear. Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo has promised this!' - Micah 4:4

'Don't be afraid of those who want to kill you. They can only kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Reverentially fear only Y┴OHU UL, Who can ruin both soul and body in hell.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 10:28

'We have been rescued from our enemies, so we can serve Y┴OHU UL fearlessly!' - Luke 1:74

'But I'll tell you Whom to fear. Reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL, Who has the power to kill people and then throw them into hell.' - Luke 12:5

'For Y┴OHU UL has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam 1:7

'Only in this way could He deliver those who have lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.' - Hebrews 2:15

'Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that His love has not been perfected in us.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:18

'Who will not fear, O Y┴OHU UL, and glorify Your 'Sh˙am' (Name)? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your upright deeds have been revealed.' - Revelation 15:4

Your Character Trait for Today -

BRAVERY which is the opposite of Fearfulness

Definition:

Confidence and boldness in the face of enormous odds and against the enemy, fully realizing that Y┴OHU UL will always give me the victory for I am greater than a conqueror.

 
Scripture:

 
'And now, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, hear their threats, and grant to your servants great courage in their preaching....' - Acts 4:29

'I am holding you by your right hand - I, Y┴OHU your UL - and I say to you, 'Don't be afraid; I am here to help you.'' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU (Isaiah) 41:13

'Don't be afraid. Simply remain where you are and watch, and you will see the wonderful way Y┴OHU UL will rescue you today. The Egyptians you are looking at - you will never see them again!' - Exodus 14:13

'Courage! We must really behave like men today if we are going to save our people and the cities of Y┴OHU UL. May Y┴OHU UL's will be done.' - 2 Samu-┌l 10:12

'I am going where every man on earth must some day go. I am counting on you to be a brave and worthy successor.' - 1 Kings 2:2

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

You will never outgrow warfare....you must simply learn to fight, contending for the faith of the Glorious Message of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, subduing temptations, and overpowering the lusts of the flesh.


True or False

1.

Seeking after Y┴OHU UL means that you regularly look up to heaven to check whether the clouds are opening to give you a rare view of heaven itself.

Answer: False

What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Knowing Who Y┴OHU UL really is!

'The reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is real comprehension.' - Proverbs 9:10

To find out and really know Who Y┴OHU UL is results in your gaining a true and honest comprehension of Himself, His ways in dealing with you, and of your life and purposes.

Y┴OHU UL reveals His Person, traits and attributes by means of His redemptive Name and titles. As we have said, a name represents to total personality and nature of the person behind the name.

In order that you may fully delight in Y┴OHU UL Himself, you must have a thorough comprehension of His redemptive Name and titles.

Redemptive Name and Titles

10.  Y┴OHU Ohavi˙l -

I am Y┴OHU UL Who loves you that I gave My only Son YAOH┌SHUA to die for you, because I want you to dwell with Me in My Kingdom forever. I alone truly loves you, though no one has really loved you before.

Scripture basis:

'And He passed front of Mehush˙a, proclaiming, 'Y┴OHU, Y┴OHU UL, the compassionate and benevolent Y┴OHU UL, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.' - Exodus 34:6-7

'With unfailing love You (Y┴OHU UL) will lead
      this people whom You have ransomed.
You will guide them in Your power
      to the place where Your holiness dwells.' - Exodus 15:13

'Never seek revenge or bear a grudge against someone, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am Y┴OHU UL.' - Leviticus 19:18

'And you must love Y┴OHU your UL with all your heart, all your soul, and all your vigor.' - Deuteronomy 6:5

'And now, Yaoshor˙l (Israel), what does Y┴OHU your UL require of you? He requires you to reverentially fear Him, to live according to His will, to love and worship Him with all your heart and soul!' - Deuteronomy 10:12

'Suppose there are prophets among you, or those who have dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles, and the predicted signs or miracles take place. If the prophets afterward say, 'Come, let us worship the idols of foreign nations,' do not hearken to them.

Y┴OHU your UL is merely trying, proving you to see if you love Him with all your heart and soul. Serve only Y┴OHU your UL and reverentially fear Him alone.

Obey His commands, hearken to His voice, and cling to Him. The false prophets or dreamers who try to lead you into error must be put to death, for they encourage rebellion against Y┴OHU your UL, Who brought you out of slavery in the land of Egypt.

Because they try to keep you from following Y┴OHU your UL, you must execute them to remove the evil from among you. Suppose your brother, son, daughter, beloved wife, or closest friend comes to you secretly and says, 'Let us go worship idols!' Ś idols that neither you nor your forefathers have known.

They might suggest that you worship the idols of peoples who live nearby or who come from the ends of the earth. If they do this, do not give in or hearken, and have no pity.

Do not spare or protect them. You must put them to death! You must be the one to initiate the execution; then all the people must join in. '╔ban' (s-one) the guilty ones to death because they have tried to draw you away from Y┴OHU your UL, Who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of slavery.

Then all Yaoshor˙l will hear about it and be afraid, and such wickedness will never again be done among you.

Suppose you hear in one of the towns Y┴OHU your UL is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens into error by encouraging them to worship foreign idols.

In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely annihilate all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock.

Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the town square and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to Y┴OHU your UL. That town should remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt.

Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for ruin. Then Y┴OHU UL will turn from His fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as He solemnly promised your forefathers.

Y┴OHU your UL will be merciful only if you obey Him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to Him.' - Deuteronomy 13:1-18

'Decide to love Y┴OHU your UL and to obey Him and commit yourself to Him, for He is your life. Then you will live long in the land Y┴OHU UL swore to give your forefathers Abruhßm, Y┴OHUtz-kaq, and Y┴OHU-caf.' - Deuteronomy 30:20

'Give 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL, for He is kind! His faithful love endures forever.' - 1 Chronicles 16:34

He prayed, 'O Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, there is no Y┴OHU UL like You in all of heaven and earth. You keep Your promises and show unfailing love to all who obey You and are eager to do Your will.' - 2 Chronicles 6:14

'But let all who take refuge in You exult;
      let them sing happy praises forever.
Protect them, so all who love Your Sh˙am (Name)
      may be filled with gladness!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 5:11

'Surely Your kindness and unfailing love will pursue me
      all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of Y┴OHU UL forever.' - TehillÝm 23:6

'Love Y┴OHU UL, all you faithful ones!
      For Y┴OHU UL protects those who are loyal to Him,
      but He harshly punishes all who are arrogant.' - TehillÝm 31:23

'But may all who search for You
      be filled with ecstasy and gladness.
May those who love Your salvation
      repeatedly shout, 'Y┴OHU UL is Great!' - TehillÝm 40:16

'The love of Y┴OHU UL remains forever
      with those who reverentially fear Him.
His salvation reaches to the children's children.' - TehillÝm 103:17

'Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries.' - Proverbs 8:21

'Others died that you might live. I traded their lives for yours because you are dear to Me. You are honored, and I love you.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 43:4

'For Y┴OHU your UL has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will exult over you with great gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song.' - Zafna-Y┴OHU 3:17

'You have heard that the law of Mehush˙a says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I (YAOH┌SHUA) say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!' - ManY┴OHU 5:43-44

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManY┴OHU 6:24

'You must love Y┴OHU your UL with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your vigor.' The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other command is greater than these.' - Mark 12:30-31

'Love your enemies! Do kindness to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and to those who are very wicked.' - Luke 6:35

'So now I am giving you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 13:34-35

'Those who obey My commands are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, My Y┴OHU ABÝ will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal Myself to each one of them.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 14:21

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'All those who love Me will do what I say. My Y┴OHU ABÝ will love them, and We will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn't love Me will not do what I say. And remember, My words are not My own. This message is from Y┴OHU ABÝ Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:23-24

'When you obey Me (YAOH┌SHUA), you remain in My love, just as I obey My Y┴OHU ABÝ and remain in His love.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:10

'I command you to love each other in the same way that I love you. And here is how to measure it Ś the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:12-13

'I command you to love one another.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:17

'The world would love you if you belonged to it, but you don't. I selected you to come out of the world, and so it hates you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 15:19

'Don't just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Remain on the side of the kind. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.' - Romans 12:9-10

'Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of Y┴OHU UL's law. For the commands against adultery and murder and stealing and coveting Ś and any other command Ś are all summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of Y┴OHU UL's requirements.' - Romans 13:8-10

'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what Y┴OHU UL has prepared for those who love Him.' - 1 Cor. 2:9

'If anyone does not love Y┴OHU UL, that person is cursed! Our Molkhi˙l, come now please!' - 1 Corinthians 16:22

'For when we place our faith in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, it makes no difference to Y┴OHU UL whether we are circumcised or not circumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.' - Galatians 5:6

'For you, dear friends, have been called to live in freedom Ś not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'' - Galatians 5:13-14

'The purpose of my teaching is that all the Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers) there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 1:5

'For Y┴OHU UL is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other Yaoh˙shuahÝm, as you still do.' - Hebrews 6:10

'Keep away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For Y┴OHU UL has said, 'I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.' - Hebrews 13:5

'Y┴OHU UL blesses the people who patiently endure tests. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that Y┴OHU UL has promised to those who love Him.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:12

'And this is His commandment: We must believe in the Sh˙am (Name) of His Son, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and love one another, just as He commanded us.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:23

'Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from Y┴OHU UL. Anyone who loves is born of Y┴OHU UL and knows Y┴OHU UL. But anyone who does not love does not know Y┴OHU UL Ś for Y┴OHU UL is love.

Y┴OHU UL showed how much He loved us by giving His only Son into the world so we might have eternal life through Him.

This is real love. It is not that we loved Y┴OHU UL, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:7-10

'We know how much Y┴OHU UL loves us, and we have put our trust upon Him. Y┴OHU UL is love, and all who live in love live in Y┴OHU UL, and Y┴OHU UL lives in them. And as we live in Y┴OHU UL, our love grows more perfect.

So we will not be afraid on the Day of Judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we are like ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) here in this world.

Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that His love has not been perfected in us.

We love each other as a result of His loving us first. If someone says, 'I love Y┴OHU UL,' but hates another Yaoh˙shuahÚe, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people we can see, how can we love Y┴OHU UL, Whom we have not seen?

And Y┴OHU UL Himself has commanded that we must love not only Him but our Yaoh˙shuahÝm brethren, too.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:16-21

'We know we love Y┴OHU UL's children if we love Y┴OHU UL and obey His commands. Loving Y┴OHU UL means keeping His commands, and really, that isn't difficult.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:2-3

'Take heed, all of you. Love your enemies! Be kind to those who hate you. Pray for the happiness of those who curse you; implore Y┴OHU UL's blessing on those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, let him slap the other too!

If someone demands your coat, give him your shirt besides.

Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't worry about getting them back.

Treat others as you want them to treat you.

Do you think you deserve commendation for merely loving those who love you? Even the wicked do that!

And if you are kind only to those who are kind to you - is that so commendable? Even sinners do that much!

And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, how commendable is that? Even the most wicked will lend to their own kind for full return!

Love your enemies! Be kind to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned about the fact that they won't repay.

Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha (the Most High): for He is kind to the ungrateful and to those who are very wicked.

Try to show as much compassion as your Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) does.

Never criticize or condemn - or it will all come back on you. Go easy on others; then they will do the same for you.

For if you give, you will receive! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed together, shaken over to make room for more, and running over.

Whatever measure you use to give - large or small - will be used to measure what is given back to you.' - Luke 6:27-38

Personal Life Application: Yes or No, underline, please.

1.  

I now purpose to love Y┴OHU UlhÝm with all my heart, with all my mind, all my soul and with all my vigor, and to love my neighbor as much as I love myself.

Yes or No

 
2.

 
Love for Y┴OHU UlhÝm and my neighbor will be my chiefest goal in life, for Y┴OHU UlhÝm is Love.

Yes or No

 
3.

 
I now realize that scriptural love is not a feeling but a commitment to Y┴OHU UlhÝm to live my life free from all hatred, injustices, impatience, rudeness and lies. I now know that love is not rude and is not boastful, either. And if I must boast, I will boast that I know YAOH┌SHUA, the true Savior and Messiah!

Yes or No

Love never gives up. Love never fails.

HaolulY┴OHU UL Ohavi˙l, the UL of LOVE!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the enigmas of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what benefit would I be?

And if I had the gift of faith so I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no benefit to anybody.

If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.

It is never glad about injustice but exults whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every predicament.

Love never fails.

There are three things that will endure Ś faith, hope, and love Ś and the greatest of these is love.' - 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a;13

Your Character Trait for Today -

Honesty which is the opposite of Hypocrisy

Definition:

Doing my tasks and dealing with others with pure and unselfish motives

 
Scripture:

 
'Now you can have real love for everyone because your souls have been cleansed from selfishness and hatred when you believed in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to save you; so make sure that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts!' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:22

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you make happen for others, Y┴OHU UlhÝm will likewise make happen for you.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Living in the Resurrection Power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'Praise be to Y┴OHU UL and ABÝ of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:3

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'All this newness of life is from Y┴OHU UL, Who brought us back to Himself through what hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y did. And Y┴OHU UL has given us the task of reconciling people to Him.' - 2 Cor. 5:18

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

When you believed and accepted Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as your sole individual Life Governor and Savior, you were given a new birth and were united with Him, in His body, the Oholyßo, by immersion in water and in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

Since you have been united with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and become part of His body, you now identify yourself with everything that He did in the past, all that He does in the present and all the He will do in the future.

Since He died, you also died with Him, and since He was raised from the dead, you also were raised from the dead and since He now reigns, so do you humbly in this life.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA died to sin and so you also reckon or think of yourself as dead to sin. Sin and death has no power over Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and neither do they have power over you now that you belong to Him, united with YAOH┌SHUA.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA rose from the dead and is now resurrected, and so you, being one with Him, must live your new life in the power of His resurrection, the resurrection life, no longer in bondage to the law of Mehush˙a (Moses), but free from the law and its curses, with complete liberty to live upright lives which leads to holiness and life eternal in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

How do you live this new resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA?

Vital Steps in Living Your New Resurrection Life -

1.  

You should engraft the Scriptures daily into your heart, mind, soul and spirit.

To engraft means to make it a part of your nature, actual portion and parcel of your whole being, the Word actually becoming a living part of you, always in your heart and mind, abiding in you continually.

The first step in engrafting is memorizing word for word the passages of Scriptures, and meditating on them, muttering them always, and fixing your minds on the verses.

Absorbing Scriptural passages is similar to eating solid food. When food is hastily taken, and not chewed, but quickly swallowed and eliminated, your body does not get the nourishment that the food contained.

In order to get full nourishment, you must first chew your food well, ruminate on them, and your body should thoroughly digest them. This way, you get all the nourishment and physical benefits which the food offered.

Like so, the written Word which is quickly read, and not pondered upon, would not give you the nourishment and life, power and health which is contained in the incorruptible seed of Y┴OHU UL's Word.

In order for you the really benefit from Y┴OHU UL's Words, you must take them in slowly and carefully, memorize and meditate on them with all seriousness and attention, and continually mutter them until they become fully engrafted in you.

So you must begin to memorize, and to practice meditating, pondering upon and muttering the Words of Y┴OHU UL now. This is what it actually means to engraft Y┴OHU UL's Word into yourself.

Better yet, write them down as you are committing to memory and speak them out as you read them, repeatedly, and heartily, until you memorize the passages word perfect.

Now, you must make time and effort to memorize the following personalized chapters from the book of Romans, and engraft them into your whole being, as you now begin to live the new resurrection life with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y:

Romans 6 -

What then shall I say? Shall I go on committing sin in order that Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to sin; how can I live in it any longer?

Or don't I yet realize that all of us who were baptized into hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA were baptized into His death?

Therefore I was buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead through the glory of Y┴OHU ABÝ, I too may live a new life!

If I have been united with Him like this in His death, I will surely also be united with Him in His resurrection.

For I know that my old self was impaled with Him in order that the body of sin might be done away with, that I no longer must be a slave to sin - because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

Now if I died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, I believe that I will also live with Him. For I know that since ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has power over Him.

The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to Y┴OHU UL. In the same way, I think and look at myself as dead to sin but alive to Y┴OHU UL in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

I therefore do not let sin reign in my mortal body that I must obey its evil cravings. I do not offer the parts of my body to sin, to be made tools of wickedness, but on the contrary, I offer myself to Y┴OHU UL, like those who have been brought from death to life.

And I offer the parts of my body to Him to be used like tools of rectitude. For sin shall not be my ruler, because I am not under the law (of Moses), but under Y┴OHU UL's favor.

What then? Shall I sin because I am not under the law but under His favor? Absolutely not!

Don't I know that when I offer myself to someone to obey him as slave, I am slave to the one whom I obey - whether I am slave to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to rectitude?

'Hodayßo' (thanks) be to Y┴OHU UL that, though I used to be a slave to sin, I wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which I was committed.

I have been set free from sin and have become a slave to rectitude. I put this in human terms because I am weak in my natural self.

Just as I used to offer the parts of my body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now I offer them in slavery to rectitude leading to holiness.

When I was a slave to sin, I was free from the control of rectitude. What benefit did I reap at that time from those activities that I am now ashamed of? Those activities lead to death.

But now that I have been set free from sin and have become a slave to Y┴OHU UL, the benefit I reap leads to holiness, and the result is life eternal!

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Y┴OHU UL is life eternal in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, our Molkhi˙l.

Romans 8 -

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, because through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA the law of the 'R┌KHA' of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, Y┴OHU UL did by dispatching His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.

And so He condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the noble requirements of the law might be fully met in me, who does not live according to the sinful nature but according to the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

Those who live by the dictates of the sinful nature have their minds fixed upon what that nature desires; but those who live in agreement with the 'R┌KHA' have their minds fixed upon what the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) desires.

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the 'R┌KHA' is life and peace; and the sinful mind is contrary to Y┴OHU UL. It does not submit to Y┴OHU UL's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please Y┴OHU UL.

I, however, am controlled not by the sinful nature but by the 'R┌KHA' - because the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU) lives in me.

And if anyone does not have the 'R┌KHA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (Spirit of the Messiah), he does not belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. But because ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y is in me, my body is dead because of sin, yet my spirit is alive because of rectitude.

And because the 'R┌KHA' of Him Who raised YAOH┌SHUA from the dead is living in me, He Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead will also give life to my mortal body through His 'R┌KHA' Who lives in me.

Therefore, brethren, I have an obligation - but it is not to the sinful nature, to live by its cravings. For if I live under the influence of the sinful nature, I will die; but if by the 'R┌KHA' I put to death the misdeeds of my body, I will live, because those who are led by the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' are sons of Y┴OHU UL.

For I did not receive a spirit that makes me a slave again to fear, but I received the 'R┌KHA' of sonship. And by Him I call, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ.'

The 'R┌KHA' Himself confirms to my spirit that I am Y┴OHU UL's child. Now since I am a child , then I am an heir - heir of Y┴OHU UL and co-heir with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed I share in His sufferings in order that I may also share in His glory.

I believe that my present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in me. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of Y┴OHU UL to be revealed.

For the creation was subjected to disappointment, not by its own liking, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of Y┴OHU UL.

I know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but I myself, who have the firstfruits of the 'R┌KHA' groan inwardly as I wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

For in this hope I was saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if I hope for what I do not yet have, I wait for it patiently.

In the same way, the 'R┌KHA' helps me in my weakness. I do not know what I ought to pray for, but the 'R┌KHA' Himself intercedes for me with groans that words cannot express.

And He Who searches my heart knows the mind of the 'R┌KHA' - because the 'R┌KHA' intercedes for the sanctified ones in agreement with Y┴OHU UL's will.

And I know that in everything, Y┴OHU UL works for the benefit of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

For those Y┴OHU UL foreknew He also predetermined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

And those He predetermined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.

What, then, shall I say in response to this? If Y┴OHU UL is for me, who can be against me? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for me - how will He not also, along with Him, favorably give me everything?

Who will bring any charge against those whom Y┴OHU UL has selected? It is Y┴OHU UL Who justifies. Who is he that condemns?

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who died - more than that, Who was raised to life - is at the right hand of Y┴OHU UL and is also pleading for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

'For Your sake we face death all day long;
we are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.'

No, in all these matters we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us!

For I am convinced that not even death nor life, nor angels, not even evil spirits, not even the present nor the future, nor any powers, not even height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Y┴OHU UL that is in ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, our Molkhi˙l!

So begin engrafting the above passages now!

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today (also) -

YAOH┌SHUA said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 11:25

'If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will surely also be united with Him in His resurrection.' - Romans 6:5

'I want to know hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.' - Philippians 3:10-11

'Praise be to the Y┴OHU UL and ABÝ of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:3

'This water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward Y┴OHU UL. It saves you by the resurrection of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 3:21

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'All this newness of life is from Y┴OHU UL, Who brought us back to Himself through what hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y did. And Y┴OHU UL has given us the task of reconciling people to Him.' - 2 Cor. 5:18

'For He raised us from the dead along with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we now sit with Him in the heavenly realms Ś all because we are one with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Ephesians 2:6

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'So my dear friends, the point is this: The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y on the stake. And now you are united with the One Who was raised from the dead. As a result, you can produce delectable fruit, that is, noble deeds for Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 7:4

'The 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' Who raised YAOH┌SHUA from the dead, lives in you. And just as He raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead, He will give life to your mortal body by this same 'R┌KHA' living within you.' - Romans 8:11

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

'Since you have been raised to a new life with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, fix your thoughts on the realities of heaven, where hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y sits at Y┴OHU UL's right hand in the place of honor and power.' - Colossians 3:1

Your Character Trait for Today -

FLEXIBILITY which is the opposite of Rigidity

Definition:

Allowing changes in my tasks, schedules, plans and ideas as Y┴OHU UL or my authorities may require as necessary.

 
Scripture:

 
'Let heaven fill your thoughts; never spend your time worrying about things temporal down here.' - Colossians 3:2

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

When you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done!


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Living in the Resurrection Power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

When you believed and accepted Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as your sole individual Life Governor and Savior, you were given a new birth and were united with Him, in His body, the Oholyßo, by immersion in water and in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

Since you have been united with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and become part of His body, you now identify yourself with everything that He did in the past, all that He does in the present and all the He will do in the future.

Since He died, you also died with Him, and since He was raised from the dead, you also were raised from the dead and since He now reigns, so do you humbly in this life.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA died to sin and so you also reckon or think of yourself as dead to sin. Sin and death has no power over Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and neither do they have power over you now that you belong to Him, united with YAOH┌SHUA.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA rose from the dead and is now resurrected, and so you, being one with Him, must live your new life in the power of His resurrection, the resurrection life, no longer in bondage to the law of Mehush˙a (Moses), but free from the law and its curses, with complete liberty to live upright lives which leads to holiness and life eternal in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

How do you live this new resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA?

Vital Steps in Living Your New Resurrection Life -

2.  

You should think of yourself as already dead and unresponsive to sin, whether the temptation comes from ha-satßn, from the lusts of the flesh or from the allures of this perishing world.

In living this new resurrection life with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, by His indwelling 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), you no longer obey sin as your ruler for sin has no more power over you.

On the contrary, you now have Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA with His rectitude as your new ruler and walk in Him always, defeating sin and doing what is right, leading to holiness and giving you eternal life.

'You will be accepted if you respond in the right way. But if you refuse to respond correctly, then watch out! Sin is waiting to attack and ruin you, and you must subdue it!' - Genesis 4:7

'Don't be afraid,' Mehush˙a said, 'for Y┴OHU UL has come in this way to show you His awesome power. From now on, let your reverential fear of Him keep you from committing sins!' - Ex. 20:20

'Do not even let them live among you! If you do, they will infect you with their sin of idol worship, and that would be ruinous for you.' - Ex. 23:33

'Then Y┴OHU UL came down in a pillar of cloud and called out His own 'Sh˙am' (Name) - 'Y┴OHU' - as Mehush˙a arose up there in His presence. He passed by front of Mehush˙a and said, 'I am Y┴OHU, I am Y┴OHU UL, the merciful and favorable Y┴OHU UL. I am slow to anger and rich in unfailing love and faithfulness. I show this unfailing love to many thousands by forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. Even so I do not leave sin unpunished, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.' - Exodus 34:5-7

'Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt!' - Leviticus 19:17

'When you make a vow to Y┴OHU your UL, be prompt in doing whatever you promised Him. For Y┴OHU your UL demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows. If you don't, you will be guilty of sin. However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.' - Deuteronomy 23:21-22

'Suppose a man marries a woman but later discovers something about her that is shameful. So he writes her a letter of divorce, gives it to her, and sends her away. If she leaves and marries another man and the second husband also divorces her or dies, the former husband may not marry her again, for she has been defiled. That would be detestable to Y┴OHU UL. You should not bring guilt upon the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you as a special inheritance.' - Deuteronomy. 24:1-4

'So the sin of these young men was very serious in Y┴OHU UL's sight, for they treated Y┴OHU UL's offerings with contempt.' - 1 Sam. 2:17

'Rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols.' - 1 Samu-┌l 15:23a

'Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.' - TehillÝm 4:4

'Oh, what gladness for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin has been put out of sight! - TehillÝm 32:1

'Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
      and stopped trying to hide them.
I said to myself, 'I will confess my rebellion to Y┴OHU UL.'
      And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.' - TehillÝm 32:5

'Because of Your anger, my whole body is sick;
      my health is broken because of my sins.' - TehillÝm 38:3

'But I confess my sins;
      I am deeply sorry for what I have done.' - TehillÝm 38:18

'I said to myself, 'I will watch what I do
      and not sin in what I say.
I will curb my tongue
      when the unholy are around me.' - TehillÝm 39:1

'Wash me clean from my guilt.
      Purify me from my sin.

For I recognize my shameful deedsŚ
      they haunt me day and night.' - TehillÝm 51:2-3

'Because of the sinful things they say,
      because of the evil that is on their lips,
let them be captured by their pride,
      their curses, and their lies.' - TehillÝm 59:12

'You have forgiven the guilt of your peopleŚ
      yes, you have covered all their sins.' - TehillÝm 85:2

'I have hidden Your word in my heart,
      that I might not sin against You.' - TehillÝm 119:11

'Rectitude exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.' - Proverbs 14:34

'Who can say, 'I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin'?' - Proverbs 20:9

'Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil behavior are all sin.' - Proverbs 21:4

'The schemes of a fool are sinful; and everyone despises a mocker.' - Proverbs 24:9

'My son, do not despise Y┴OHU UL's discipline
      and do not resent His rebuke.' - Proverbs 3:11

'Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you;
      rebuke a wise man and he will love you.' - Proverbs 9:8

'A wise son heeds his father's teachings,
      but a mocker does not pay attention to rebuke.' - Proverbs 13:1

'He who hearkens to a life-giving rebuke
      will be at home among the wise.' - Proverbs 15:31

'A rebuke impresses a man of discernment
      more than a hundred lashes a fool.' - Proverbs 17:10

'Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
      rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.' - Pr. 19:25

'Better is open rebuke than hidden love.' - Proverbs 27:5

'When you enter the house of Y┴OHU UL, keep your ears open and your mouth sealed! Don't be a fool who doesn't realize that mindless offerings to Y┴OHU UL are evil.

And don't make rash promises to Y┴OHU UL, for He is in heaven, and you are only here on earth. So let your words be few.

Just as being too busy gives you nightmares, being a fool makes you a blabbermouth. So when you make a promise to Y┴OHU UL, don't delay in following through, for Y┴OHU UL takes no pleasure in fools.

Keep all the promises you make to him. It is better to say nothing than to promise something that you don't follow through on. In such cases, your mouth is making you sin.

And don't defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make Y┴OHU UL angry, and He might wipe out everything you have achieved.

Dreaming all the time in place of working is foolishness. And there is ruin in a flood of empty words.

On the contrary, reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL.' - Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

'Calamity is sure for those who drag their sins behind them, tied with cords of falsehood.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 5:18

'Ruin is sure for my rebellious children,' says Y┴OHU UL. 'You make plans that are contrary to My will. You weave a web of plans that are not from My 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), thus piling up your sins.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 30:1

'But it was Y┴OHU UL's noble plan to crush Him and fill Him with grief. Yet when His life is made an offering for sin, He will have a multitude of children, many heirs. He will delight in a long life, and Y┴OHU UL's plan will prosper in His hands.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 53:10

'I will give Him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because He gave up Himself to death. He was counted among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and pled for sinners.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 53:12

'And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their family, saying, 'You should know Y┴OHU UL.' For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will already know Me,' says Y┴OHU UL. 'And I will forgive their wickedness and will never again remember their sins.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 31:34

'See, Y┴OHU UL is coming with fire,
      and His chariots are like a whirlwind;
He will bring down His anger with fury,
      and His rebuke with flames of fire.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 66:15

'Your wickedness will punish you;
      your backsliding will rebuke you.
Think then and realize
      how evil and bitter it is for you
when you forsake Y┴OHU your UL
      and have no awe of Me,' declares Y┴OHU UL. - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 2:19

'Rebuke your mother, rebuke her,
      for she is not my wife,
      and I am not her husband.
Let her remove the adulterous look from her face
      and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.' - Hosh˙a 2:2

'If upright men turn bad and don't hearken to My warning, they will die. If you did not warn them of the consequences, then they will die in their sins. Their previous upright deeds won't help them, and I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs. But if you warn them and they repent, they will live, and you will have saved your own life, too.' - Kozoqi˙l 3:20-21

'However, if upright people turn to sinful ways and begin acting like other sinners, should they be allowed to live?

No, absolutely not! All their previous upright deeds will be ignored, and they will die for their sins.' - Kozoqi˙l 18:24

'The corrupt priests get fed when the people sin and bring their sin offerings to them. So the priests are glad when the people sin!' - Hosh˙a (Hosea) 4:8

'Israel has built many altars to take away sin, but these very altars became places for committing sins!' - Hosh˙a (Hosea) 8:11

'As for me, I am filled with power and the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL). I am filled with justice and might, fearlessly pointing out Yaoshor˙l's sin and rebellion.' - Micah 3:8

'On that day a Fountain will be opened for the dynasty of Dßoud and for the people of Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, a Fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement.' - Zochar-Y┴OHU 13:1

'Every sin or blasphemy can be forgiven Ś except blasphemy against the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA), which can never be forgiven.' - ManY┴OHU 12:31

Afterward YAOH┌SHUA found him in the Temple and told him, 'Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:14

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 8:34

'If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty,' YAOH┌SHUA replied. 'But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 9:41

'They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:22

'If I hadn't done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be counted guilty. But as it is, they saw all that I did and yet hated both of Us Ś Me and My Y┴OHU ABÝ.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 15:24

'And when He (the Comforter) comes, He will convince the world of its sin, and of Y┴OHU UL's rectitude, and of the coming judgment. The world's sin is unbelief in Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 16:8-9

'So watch yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.' - Luke 17:3

'Well then, are we YAOH┌-dim (Jews) better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether YAOH┌-dim or Gentiles, are under the power of sin.' - Romans 3:9

'For no one can ever be made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by doing what His law commands. For the more we know Y┴OHU UL's law, the clearer it becomes that we aren't obeying it.' - Romans 3:20

'Yes, what happiness for those
      whose sin is no longer counted against them by Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 4:8

'Y┴OHU UL's law was given so all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, Y┴OHU UL's wonderful kindness became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now Y┴OHU UL's wonderful kindness rules in its place, giving us right relationship with Y┴OHU UL and bringing in eternal life through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Molkhi˙l.

Well then, should we keep on committing sins so Y┴OHU UL can show us more and more kindness and forgiveness? Absolutely not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?' - Romans 5:20-6:2

'Our old sinful selves were impaled with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in order that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we were set free from the power of sin.' - Romans 6:6-7

'He died once to defeat sin, and now He lives for the glory of Y┴OHU UL. So you should look at and think of yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

Therefore, do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful cravings. Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for committing sin.

On the contrary, give yourselves completely to Y┴OHU UL since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

Sin is no longer your ruler, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin. On the contrary, you are free by Y┴OHU UL's favor.

Therefore, since Y┴OHU UL's favor has set us free from the law, does this mean we can go on sinning? Absolutely not! Don't you realize that whatever you select to obey becomes your ruler? You can select sin, which leads to death, or you can prefer to obey Y┴OHU UL and receive His approval.

Hodayßo (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you have obeyed with all your heart the new teaching Y┴OHU UL has given you.

Now you are free from sin, your old ruler, and you have become slaves to your new ruler, rectitude.' - Romans 6:10-18

'In those days, when you were slaves of sin, you weren't concerned with doing what was right.' - Romans 6:20

'But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of Y┴OHU UL. Now you do those activities that lead to holiness and lead to eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Y┴OHU UL is life eternal through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, our Molkhi˙l.' - Romans 6:22-23

'For the power of the life-giving 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has freed you through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA from the power of sin that leads to death.

The law of Mehush˙a could not save us, because of our sinful nature. But Y┴OHU UL put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent His own Son in a Human body like ours, except that ours are sinful.

Y┴OHU UL crushed sin's control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.' - Romans 8:2-3

'Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.' - 1 Corinthians 6:18

'And you are sinning against hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you sin against other Yaoh˙shuahÝm by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong.' - 1 Corinthians 8:12

'Come to your senses and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't even know Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 15:34

'For Y┴OHU UL made hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so we could be made right with Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 2 Corinthians 5:21

'But the Scriptures have declared that we are all prisoners of sin, so the only way to receive Y┴OHU UL's promise is to believe in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Galatians 3:22

'Anyone who sins should be rebuked in front of the whole congregation in order that others will have a proper reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 5:20

'You must warn each other every day, as long as it is called 'today,' in order that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against Y┴OHU UL.' - Hebrews 3:13

'So also ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died only once as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again but not to deal with our sins again. This time He will bring salvation to all those who are eagerly waiting for Him.' - Hebrews 9:28

'Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received a full knowledge of the truth, there is no other sacrifice that will cover these sins.' - Hebrews 10:26

'Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us get rid of every weight that slows us, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that Y┴OHU UL has set before us.' - Hebrews 12:1

'After all, you have not yet given your lives in your fight against sin.' - Hebrews 12:4

'These evil cravings lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death.' - Y┴OHU-caf 1:15

'Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.' - Y┴OHU-caf 4:17

'Therefore, since ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude He had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you are willing to suffer for hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, you have decided to stop committing sins.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 4:1

'They commit adultery with their eyes, and their lust is never satisfied. They make a game of luring unstable people into sin. They train themselves to be greedy; they are doomed and cursed.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 2:14

'But if we are living in the light of Y┴OHU UL's presence, just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is, then we have fellowship with each other, and the 'DAM' (blood) of YAOH┌SHUA, His Son, cleanses us from every sin. If we say we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 1:7-8

'My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if you do sin, there is Someone to plead for you before Y┴OHU ABÝ. He is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the One Who pleases Y┴OHU UL completely.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 2:1

'Those who sin are opposed to the law of Y┴OHU UL, for all sin opposes the law of Y┴OHU UL. And you know that YAOH┌SHUA came to take away our sins, for there is no sin in Him.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 3:4-5

'But when people keep on sinning, it shows they really belong to ha-satßn, who has been sinning since the beginning. But ha-BËR (the Son) of Y┴OHU UL came to expunge these works of ha-satßn! Those who have been born into Y┴OHU UL's family do not sin, because Y┴OHU UL's life is in them. So they can't keep on committing sins, because they have been born of Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 3:8-9

'If you see any Yaoh˙shuahÚe sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and Y┴OHU UL will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. Every wrong is sin, but not all sin leads to eternal death.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:16-17

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Let those who are spiritually dead care for their own dead. Your duty is to go and proclaim the coming of the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 9:60

And what a difference between our sin and Y┴OHU UL's generous gift of forgiveness. For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through his sin. But this other Man, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, brought forgiveness to many through Y┴OHU UL's bountiful gift.' - Romans 5:15

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism. And just as ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives!' - Romans 6:4

'For when we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we know we will also share His new life.' - Romans 6:7-8

'So you should reckon yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Romans 6:11

'Let me exemplify. When a woman marries, the law binds her to her husband as long as he is alive. But if he dies, the laws of marriage no longer apply to her. So while her husband is alive, she would be committing adultery if she married another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law and does not commit adultery when she remarries.

Therefore, dear friends, the point is this: The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y on the stake. And now you are united with the One Who was raised from the dead.

As a result, you can produce delectable fruit, that is, noble deeds for Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 7:2-4

'But now we have been released from the law, for we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we are no longer captive to its power. Now we can really serve Y┴OHU UL, not in the old way by obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way, by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).' - Romans 7:6

'A wife is married to her husband as long as he lives. If her husband dies, she is free to marry whomever she wishes, but this must be a marriage acceptable to Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 7:39

'I am not one of those who treats the favor of Y┴OHU UL as meaningless. For if we could be saved by keeping the law, then there was no need for hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to die.' - Galatians 2:21

'But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 5:6

'Just ponder upon how much more the 'DAM' (blood) of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will purify our hearts from deeds that lead to death so we can worship the living Y┴OHU UL. For by the power of the Eternal 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y offered Himself to Y┴OHU UL as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.' - Hebrews 9:14

'So you see, it isn't enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn't show itself by upright deeds is no faith at all Ś it is dead and useless.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 2:17

'Fool! When will you ever learn that faith that does not produce noble deeds is useless?' - Y┴OHU-caf 2:20

'Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without upright deeds.' - Y┴OHU-caf 2:26

'He personally carried away our sins in His own body on the tree, so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by His wounds!' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:24

'And Y┴OHU UL shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves.' - Romans 1:18

'But no, you won't take heed. So you are heaping up terrible punishment for yourself because of your stubbornness in refusing to turn from your sin! For there is going to come a Day of Judgment when Y┴OHU UL, The Just Judge of all the world, will judge all people according to what they have done.

He will give eternal life to those who continue in doing what is right, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that Y┴OHU UL offers.

But He will pour out His anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds.

There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on committing sins Ś for the YAOH┌-di first, also for the Gentile.

But there will be glory and honor and peace from Y┴OHU UL for all who do what is right Ś for the YAOH┌-di first, also for the Gentile.

For Y┴OHU UL does not show favoritism.' - Romans 2:5-11

'And since we have been made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by the 'DAM' (blood) of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, He will surely save us from Y┴OHU UL's judgment.' - Romans 5:9

'Y┴OHU UL has every right to exercise His judgment and His power, but He also has the right to be very patient with those who are the objects of His judgment and are fit only for damnation.' - Romans 9:22

'Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to Y┴OHU UL. For it is written,

'I will take vengeance;
I will repay those who deserve it,' says Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 12:19

'The authorities are sent by Y┴OHU UL to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for you will be punished. The authorities are established by Y┴OHU UL for that very purpose, to punish those who do wrong. So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience.' - Romans 13:4-5

'All of us used to live that way, following the passions and cravings of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under Y┴OHU UL's anger just like everyone else.' - Ephesians 2:3

'Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of wicked behavior.' - Ephesians 4:31

'Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of Y┴OHU UL comes upon all those who disobey Him.' - Ephesians 5:6

'And now a word to you fathers. Don't exasperate your children by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up in the discipline and teaching approved by Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 6:4

'So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to Y┴OHU UL, free from anger and controversy.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 2:8

'Since you have been raised to new life with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, fix your sights on the realities of heaven, where hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y sits at Y┴OHU UL's right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things temporal down here on earth.

For you died when hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died, and your real life is now hidden with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in Y┴OHU UL. And when hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory.

So put to death the sinful, earthly passions lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust as well as shameful desires.

Don't be greedy for the alluring things of this life, for that is idolatry. Y┴OHU UL's terrible anger will come upon those who do such deeds.

You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, wicked behavior, slander, and dirty language.

Don't lie to each other, for you have taken off your old evil nature and all its wicked deeds. In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who created this new nature within you.

In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a YAOH┌-di or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free.

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is all that matters, and He lives in all of us. Since Y┴OHU UL selected you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, Y┴OHU UL forgave you, so you must forgive others, too.

And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be grateful.

Let the words of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use His words to teach and counsel each other.

Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to Y┴OHU UL with grateful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be done 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, all the while expressing gratefulness through Him to Y┴OHU ABÝ.' - Colossians 3:1-17

'Dear friends, be quick to hearken, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in Y┴OHU UL's sight.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:19-20

'As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our conclusion that they should avoid food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of unbled animals and from sexual immorality.' - Acts 21:25

'Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in dissension and jealousy.' - Romans 13:13

'Food for the stomach and the stomach for food' - but Y┴OHU UL will ruin them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for Y┴OHU UL, and Y┴OHU UL for the body.' - 1 Corinthians 6:13

'Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.' - 1 Corinthians 6:18

'We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did - and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.' - 1 Corinthians 10:8

'But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for Y┴OHU UL's holy people.' - Ephesians 5:3

'Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.' - Colossians 3:5

'It is Y┴OHU UL's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:3

'In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.' - YAOH┌-dah (Jude) 1:7

'Proclaim the Word; be prepared in due time and even when not in due time; correct, rebuke and encourage - with much patience and careful teaching.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 4:2

'This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so they will be sound in the faith.' - Titus 1:13

'These are the matters you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.' - Titus 2:15

'Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. Sober up, therefore, and repent!' - Revelation 3:19

'Nevertheless, I have a few objections against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the YaoshorulÝtes to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.' - Revelation 2:14

'Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Yezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.' - Revelation 2:20

'The nations were angry with You,
      but now the time of Your wrath has come.
It is time to judge the dead and reward Your servants.

You will reward Your prophets and Your holy people,
      all who fear Your 'Sh˙am' (Name),
      from the least to the greatest.

And You will ruin all who have
      caused ruin on the earth.' - Revelation 11:18

'He said to me: 'It is finished. I am the ┴lef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End. To Him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his Y┴OHU UL and he will be my child.

But the fainthearted, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars - their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.' - Revelation 21:6-8

'Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has carried out. I am the ┴lef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the Tree of Life and may go through the gates into the City.

Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

I, YAOH┌SHUA, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the congregations. I am the Root and the Offspring of Dßoud, and the bright Morning Cocßv.'

The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.' - Revelation 22:12-17

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism. And just as ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives!' - Romans 6:4

'For when we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we know we will also share His new life.' - Romans 6:7-8

'So you should reckon yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Romans 6:11

Your Character Trait for Today -

Decisiveness which is the opposite of Double-Mindedness

Definition:

Devoting all my energy to a course of action which I believe is scripturally correct.

 
Scripture:

 
'If you need wisdom Ś if you want to know what Y┴OHU UL wants you to do Ś ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. He will not be annoyed by your asking Him. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to give you a solid answer, for a doubtful mind is as restless as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from Y┴OHU UL. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in EVERYTHING they do.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:5-8

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you are willing to walk away from
determines what Y┴OHU UL will bring to you.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Living in the Resurrection Power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were immersed. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by immersion. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

How do you live this new resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA?

Vital Steps in Living Your New Resurrection Life -

3.  

You should actually, in practical terms, learn how to combat, subdue and resist all kinds of temptations. It is a different thing to know that you must live clean, upright lives, and it is quite another thing to really live it day in and day out.

When actually confronted with temptations, be they from the sinful lusts of the flesh, from the adversary ha-satßn, or from the allures and attractions of this perishing world, the victorious Yaoh˙shuahÚe will immediately use the sword of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), which is the Word of Y┴OHU UL, to always win over temptations.

And immediately begin vocally affirming the Words which you committed to memory and engrafted previously:

'What then shall I say? Shall I go on committing sin in order that Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to sin; how can I live in it any longer?....'

....and continue to recall and mutter the passages in Romans 6 and 8 which you have previously committed to memory word perfect, and see the temptation lose its power and allure.

Simply revise the phrase to match the temptation being subdued, such as:

'What then shall I say? Shall I continue to look and deal with others in sexual lust, so Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to sexual lusts and immorality, how can I live in them any longer?....'

or

'What then shall I say? Shall I continue to cheat and lie so Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to cheating and lying, how can I live in them any longer?....'

or

'What then shall I say? Shall I continue to overeat, oversleep and be lazy so Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to gluttony, oversleeping and laziness, how can I live in them any longer?....'

or

'What then shall I say? Shall I continue to drink alcoholic drinks and smoke, so Y┴OHU UL's favor upon me may increase? Absolutely not! I have died to alcoholic drinks and smoking, how can I live in them any longer?....'

And after you have completed affirming both Romans 6 and 8 in subjugating an oncoming temptation, begin using other swords of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) which directly plunge at its root.

Examples:  

'Y┴OHU UL has not called me to live an immoral life but to live an upright, holy life!'

'What does it profit me even if I gain the whole world but suffer the loss of my own soul?'

'Whoever decides to become a friend of the world becomes an enemy of Y┴OHU UL, for ha-satßn is the God of this world.'

'By the wounds of Ro-Úful YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y I was healed and I am healed, and no sickness or disease can remain in my body!'

'Those who love sleep shall end in poverty. I don't love sleep; I don't love poverty!'

And do everything 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

The moment temptation arises, quickly begin meditating on the words which you have engrafted in your heart, at the same time affirming vocally each Word that you are pondering on.

You don't have to fall for every temptation that comes along, no! You can spread out your wings and fly free from it by simply quickly meditating and vocally affirming the Words of Y┴OHU UL!

And to all this, remember to always pray, in order that you may not succumb to temptation.

'And don't let us yield to temptation,
      but deliver us from the evil one.' - ManY┴OHU 6:13

'Then YAOH┌SHUA, full of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) left the Yardayßn River. He was led by the 'R┌KHA' to go out into the wilderness, where ha-satßn tempted Him for forty days.

He ate nothing all that time and was very hungry. Then ha-satßn said to Him, 'If You really are the Son of Y┴OHU UL, change this 'Úban' (s-one) into a loaf of bread.'

But YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'No! The Scriptures say, 'People need more than bread for their life.'

Then ha-satßn took Him up and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. Ha-satßn told Him, 'I will give You the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them Ś because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to You if You will bow down and worship me.'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'The Scriptures say, 'You must worship Y┴OHU your UL; serve only Him.''

Then ha-satßn took Him to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, 'If You really are the Son of Y┴OHU UL, jump off! For the Scriptures say, 'He orders His angels to protect and guard You. And they will hold You with their hands to keep You from dashing Your foot on an 'Úban' (s-one).''

YAOH┌SHUA responded, 'The Scriptures also say, 'Do not test Y┴OHU your UL.''

When ha-satßn had finished tempting YAOH┌SHUA, he left Him until the next opportunity came.' - Luke 4:1-13

'Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, yet the body is weak!' - ManY┴OHU 26:41

'The rocky soil represents those who hear the message with gladness. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don't go very deep. They believe for a while, but they wilt when the hot winds of trials blow.' - Luke 8:13

'And forgive us our sinsŚ
      just as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation.' - Luke 11:4

There He told them, 'Pray that you will not be overcome by temptation.' - Luke 22:40

'Why are you sleeping?' He asked. 'Get up and pray! Otherwise temptation will overpower you.' - Luke 22:46

'But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And Y┴OHU UL is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so overpowering that you can't bear up against it.

When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so you will not give in to it.' - 1 Corinthians 10:13

'People who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and perdition.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:9

'Don't harden your hearts against Him
      as Yaoshor˙l did when they rebelled,
      when they tried Y┴OHU UL's patience in the wilderness.' - Hebrews 3:8

'Y┴OHU UL blesses people who patiently endure tests. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that Y┴OHU UL has promised to those who love Him.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:12

'Because you have obeyed My command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of trial that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.' - Revelation 3:10

'Mehush˙a named the place Massah Ś 'the place of proving' Ś and MeribahŚ 'the place of arguing' Ś because the people of Yaoshor˙l argued with Mehush˙a and tempted Y┴OHU UL by saying, 'Is Y┴OHU UL going to take care of us or not?' - Exodus 17:7

'They willfully tempted Y┴OHU UL in their hearts,
      demanding the foods they craved.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 78:18

'Dear friends, if a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer) is overcome by some sin, you who are upright should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.' - Galatians 6:1

'Since He (YAOH┌SHUA) Himself has gone through suffering and temptation, He is able to help us when we are being tempted.' - Hebrews 2:18

'This High Priest (YAOH┌SHUA) of ours comprehends our weaknesses, for He encountered all of the same temptations we do, yet He did not sin.' - Hebrews 4:15

'Dear brethren, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for gladness. For when your faith is being tried, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be firm in character and ready for anything.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:2-4

'Y┴OHU UL blesses the people who patiently endure tests. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that Y┴OHU UL has promised to those who love Him.

And remember, no one who wants to do wrong should ever say, 'Y┴OHU UL is tempting me.' Y┴OHU UL is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else either.

Temptation comes from the lure of our own evil desires. These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death. So never be misled, my dear brethren.

Whatever is noble and perfect comes to us from Y┴OHU UL above, Who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, He never changes or casts shifting shadows.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:12-17

'And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to merely hear. If you don't obey, you are only fooling yourself. For if you just hear and don't obey, it is like looking at your face in a mirror but doing nothing to improve your appearance.

You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you keep looking fixedly into Y┴OHU UL's perfect law Ś the law that sets you free Ś and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then Y┴OHU UL will bless you for doing it.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:22-25

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'And forgive us our sinsŚ
      just as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation.' - Luke 11:4

There He told them, 'Pray that you will not be overcome by temptation.' - Luke 22:40

'Why are you sleeping?' He asked. 'Get up and pray! Otherwise temptation will overpower you.' - Luke 22:46

Your Character Trait for Today -

ALERTNESS which is the opposite of Dullness

Definition:

Being alert and aware of occurrences around me so I can quickly and properly respond by the unction of the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA.'

 
Scripture:

 
'Watch with Me and pray lest the tempter overpower you. For though the 'r˙kha' (spirit) is willing enough, yet the body is weak.' - Mark 14:38

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

You cannot correct what you are unwilling to confront.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Living in the Resurrection Power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were immersed. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by immersion. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

How do you live this new resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA?

Vital Steps in Living Your New Resurrection Life -

4.  

You should make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill the its lusts and cravings.

This means that should not have anything in your home or among your personal properties objects, things or items which are detestable in Y┴OHU UL's sight, besides their being satan's foothold in operating in your personal life, toward spiritual defeat.

  Provisions for the Flesh Indicate Date When Removed
a.

Television and radio programs which promote violence, sexual immoralities, worship of money and the things of this world.

I removed this on ___________
b.

Worldly music which promote sexual lusts, rock icons and stars, violence and rebellion.

I removed this on ___________
c.

Sensual, pornographic and obscene tabloids, magazines, books and webpages.

I removed this on ____________
d.

Addictive drugs, drinks and activities, such as cigarette smoking, alcoholic beverages and other habit-forming items.

I removed this on ____________
e.

Wicked occult objects & symbols, such as pentagrams, satanic S's, hexagrams, skulls, goat symbols, and others which represent satan.

I removed this on ___________
f.

Friends and relatives who influence you to violate Y┴OHU UL's Word and clear commands.

I avoided them on ___________
g.

Clothes which excite to sexual lusts and immorality, lewdness and rebelliousness against those in authority.

I removed this on ___________

'So Y┴OHU-caf (Jacob) told everyone in his household: 'Ruin your idols, wash yourselves, and put on clean clothing!' - Genesis 35:2

'Must you come here drunk?' he demanded. 'Throw away your wine!' - 1 Samu-┌l 1:14

'Then Samu-┌l said to all the people of Yaoshor˙l, 'If you are really serious about wanting to return to Y┴OHU UL, get rid of your foreign idols and your images of Ashtoreth. Decide to obey only Y┴OHU UL; then He will rescue you from the Palestinians.' - 1 Samu-┌l 7:3

'He banished from the land the rest of the shrine prostitutes, who still continued their practices from the days of his father, Osa.' - 1 Kings 22:46

'Yaosa-Y┴OHU also annihilated the mediums and psychics, the household idols, and every other kind of idol worship, both in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym and throughout the land of YAOH┌-dah. He did this in obedience to all the laws written in the scroll that Hilki-Y┴OHU the priest had found in Y┴OHU UL's Temple.' - 2 Kings 23:24

'There is something noteworthy in you, however, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Chronicles 19:3

'Put all your rebellion behind you, and get for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Yaoshor˙l?' - Kozoqi˙l 18:31

'Then I said to them, 'Each of you, get rid of your idols! Do not defile yourselves with the Egyptian idols, for I am Y┴OHU your UL.' - Kozoqi˙l 20:7

'Remove this wicked person from among you so you can remain pure. Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.' - 1 Corinthians 5:7

'Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of wicked behavior.' - Ephesians 4:31

'Now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, wicked behavior, slander, and dirty language.' - Colossians 3:8

'So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message Y┴OHU UL has planted in your hearts, for it is powerful enough to save your souls.' - Y┴OHU-caf 1:21

'So get rid of all wicked behavior and defrauding. Don't just pretend to be upright! Be done with hypocrisy and jealousy and backstabbing.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:1

'Another reason for right living is that you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for the coming of our salvation is closer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here.

So never live in darkness! Get rid of your evil deeds. Shed them like dirty clothes.

Clothe yourselves with the armor of right living, as those who live in the light. We should be decent as well as truthful in everything we do, so everyone can approve of our behavior.

Don't participate in wild parties and getting drunk, or in adultery and immoral living, or in fighting and jealousy. But let Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y take control of you, and don't think of ways to indulge in your evil desires.' - Romans 13:11-14

5.  

You must be alert and obedient to the promptings of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' which are in agreement with the Holy Scriptures.

Just as you obeyed every evil thought that was suggested by ha-satan in your mind in the past, now in this new life with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, you must learn how to be sensitive to the voice of the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and obey His inner promptings which are in agreement with His Word.

You will not longer allow any part or member of your physical body to be used by the flesh or ha-satan, for wicked purposes but, on the contrary, being dead to sin, you now offer every part of your body solely to Y┴OHU UL to be used toward His noble purposes and for His glory and praise.

Sin is no longer your cruel boss, but rather, rectitude now is your kind and gentle leader, producing holiness and life eternal in you, as you walk in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' (Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA).

The power of sin, the world and ha-satßn over you have all been ruined when Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was impaled for and in your behalf.

Now you always are in excellent cheer because YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y had already overcome the world!

'Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship Y┴OHU ABÝ in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers Y┴OHU ABÝ seeks. Y┴OHU UL is 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:23-24

'The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 6:63

'You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) if the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' lives in you. And if anyone does not have the 'R┌KHA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' - he does not belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. But if hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of rectitude.

And if the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of Him Who raised YAOH┌SHUA from the dead is living in you, He Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) Who lives in you.' - Romans 8:9-11

'For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the 'R┌KHA' you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' are children of Y┴OHU UL.

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the 'R┌KHA' of sonship. And by Him we cry, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ.'

The 'R┌KHA' Himself testifies with our spirit that we are Y┴OHU UL's children!' - Romans 8:13-16

'We have not received the spirit of the world but the 'R┌KHA' Who is from Y┴OHU UL, that we may comprehend what Y┴OHU UL has freely given us.' - 1 Corinthians 2:12

'The person without the 'R┌KHA' (Spirits) does not accept the matters that come from the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL), for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot comprehend them, because they are spiritually discerned.' - 1 Corinthians 2:14

'When you are gathered 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) our Molkhi˙l (King) YAOH┌SHUA and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is present, gives this man over to ha-satßn, so the sinful nature may be ruined and his spirit saved on the day of ha-Molkhi˙l.' - 1 Corinthians 5:4-5

'Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

'Because you are children, Y┴OHU UL sent the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of His Son into our hearts, the 'R┌KHA' Who calls out, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ!' - Galatians 4:6

'So I say, live by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the 'R┌KHA', and the 'R┌KHA' what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the 'R┌KHA', you are not under the law.' - Galatians 5:16-18

'The fruit of the 'R┌KHA' is love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, rectitude, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.' - Galatians 5:22-23a

'Since we live by the 'R┌KHA' let us keep in step with the 'R┌KHA.' - Galatians 5:25

'The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap ruin; the one who sows to please the 'R┌KHA' from the 'R┌KHA' will reap eternal life.' - Galatians 6:8

'And do not grieve the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' of Y┴OHU UL, with Whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.' - Ephesians 4:30

'Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to sensuality. On the contrary, be filled with the 'R┌KHA.'' - Ephesians 5:18

'Do not put out the R┌KHA's fire.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:19

'May Y┴OHU UL Himself, Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym (The UL of Peace), sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:23

'For Y┴OHU UL did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Tim.) 1:7

'For the word of Y┴OHU UL is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.' - Hebrews 4:12

'We are from Y┴OHU UL, and whoever knows Y┴OHU UL hearkens to us; but whoever is not from Y┴OHU UL does not hearken to us. This is how we recognize the 'R┌KHA' of truth and the spirit of falsehood.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 4:6

'We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 4:13

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Y┴OHU UL did unusual miracles through Sha˙l, that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.

Some YAOH┌-dim who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA over those who were evil spirit-possessed.

They would say, 'In the Name of YAOH┌SHUA, Whom Sha˙l preaches, I command you to come out.'

Seven sons of Sceva, a YAOH┌-di chief priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, 'YAOH┌SHUA I know, and I know about Sha˙l, but who are you?'

Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

When this became known to the YAOH┌-dim and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was held in high honor.

Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly.

When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas (about US$2 million!).

In this way the Word of Y┴OHU UL spread widely and grew in power.' - Acts 19:11-20

'The person without the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) does not accept the matters that come from the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL), for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot comprehend them, because they are spiritually discerned.' - 1 Corinthians 2:14

'Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

'Because you are children, Y┴OHU UL sent the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of His Son into our hearts, the 'R┌KHA' Who calls out, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ!' - Galatians 4:6

Your Character Trait for Today -

Thoroughness which is the opposite of Carelessness

Knowing and eliminating those factors which diminish the impact and effect of my work and words, as I publicly represent my Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to all those around me.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

The enemy's favorite entry point into your life is always through someone close to you.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Living in the Resurrection Power of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'For you were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you were immersed. And with Him you were raised to a new life because you relied upon the mighty power of Y┴OHU UL, Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.' - Colossians 2:12

'For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by immersion. And just as hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU ABÝ, now we also may live new lives.' - Romans 6:4

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) died for everyone so those who receive His new life will no longer live to please themselves. On the contrary, they will live to please ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who died and was raised for them.' - 2 Corinthians 5:15

How do you live this new resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA?

Vital Steps in Living Your New Resurrection Life -

5.  

You must be alert and obedient to the promptings of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' which are in agreement with the Holy Scriptures.

You are not only supposed to reckon or think of yourself as dead or unresponsive to sin, but you must be alive and responsive to Y┴OHU UL.

Dead to sin, alive unto Y┴OHU UL, that's the key to having a victorious resurrection life in YAOH┌SHUA daily.

But how do you become more responsive and alert to the voice of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA)?

By regular prayer and going on your twice weekly fasts!

And how do you become more obedient to the promptings of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A'?

By doing what the Word says, because as you do what it says, the more you will realize the truth, validity and blessings of obedience, which all encourage you to get on the habit of doing what Y┴OHU UL says in His Word.

Merely knowing that it is right to do something won't benefit anyone unless he really begins to do it.

'Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship Y┴OHU ABÝ in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers Y┴OHU ABÝ seeks. Y┴OHU UL is 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 4:23-24

'The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 6:63

'You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) if the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' lives in you. And if anyone does not have the 'R┌KHA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' - he does not belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. But if hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of rectitude.

And if the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of Him Who raised YAOH┌SHUA from the dead is living in you, He Who raised hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) Who lives in you.' - Romans 8:9-11

'For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the 'R┌KHA' you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' are children of Y┴OHU UL.

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the 'R┌KHA' of sonship. And by Him we cry, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ.'

 

Steps in Obeying Sin

 

Steps in Obeying Y┴OHU UL

1.

Physical senses are stimulated by sensual appeals and lures;

1.

You experience an inner prompting in your heart to do what the Word tells you (example: share the message to others, help those in need, read the Word and so on);

2.

You begin imagining the sensual pleasure and gratification that is being offered;

2.

You begin to imagine what you have to actually do and what blessings it will give others as you glorify Y┴OHU UL.

3.

You make a decision to satisfy the cravings of your sinful nature;

3.

You make a decision to obey the promptings of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A';

4.

You reinforce your being a slave of sin.

4.

You confirm to yourself that you are a true child of Y┴OHU UL, a bondslave and unworthy servant of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA;

5.

You allow the parts of your body to be used as tools in actually committing wickedness (eyes to look at pornography, hands to commit evil, feet to go to places of ill repute, mouth to take in illicit drugs, tongue to slander others, ears to gather in evil reports, hair to seduce others, and so on, toward worse and worse wickedness).

5.

You use the parts of your body for the glory of Y┴OHU UL, as a clean, pure and holy sacrifice: your mouth in sharing with others, your hands in giving to those in need, your eyes to continually search out His Word, your ears to hear His spoken word and and your lips giving praise and glory to His Shuam (Name).

'So I say, live by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the 'R┌KHA', and the 'R┌KHA' what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the 'R┌KHA', you are not under the law.' - Galatians 5:16-18

'The fruit of the 'R┌KHA' is love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, rectitude, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.' - Galatians 5:22-23a

'Since we live by the 'R┌KHA' let us keep in step with the 'R┌KHA.' - Galatians 5:25

'The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap ruin; the one who sows to please the 'R┌KHA' from the 'R┌KHA' will reap eternal life.' - Galatians 6:8

'We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 4:13

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

'Because you are children, Y┴OHU UL sent the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of His Son into our hearts, the 'R┌KHA' Who calls out, 'ABÝ, Y┴OHU ABÝ!' - Galatians 4:6

Your Character Trait for Today -

OBEDIENCE which is the opposite of Stubbornness

Definition:

Doing the will of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness.

 
Scripture:

 
'These weapons can break down every proud argument against Y┴OHU UL and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding Him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to Y┴OHU UL, and change them into people whose hearts' desire is obedience to YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah.' - 2 Corinthians 10:5

'For rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols.' - 1 Samu-Ul 15:23a

'Anyone who obeys My Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) in heaven is My brother, female sibling and mother!' - ManY┴OHU 12:50

'We ask that Your Kingdom will come now. May Your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven.' - ManY┴OHU 6:10

'Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for committing sins; but give yourselves completely to Y┴OHU UL - every part of you - for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of Y┴OHU UL, to be used for His noble purposes.' - Romans 6:13

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

When Y┴OHU UL wants to bless you, he puts a person in your life. When the enemy wants to ruin you, he puts a person in your life.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Doing and sticking to your commitments and vows even when you feel not doing so.

In our desire to love Y┴OHU UL and our fellowmen, we first took a fine grasp of what scriptural love really means, and we have learned that love is not a feeling but a commitment.

Commitment to Y┴OHU UL first, to the vows we have made to Him, and also to our spouses and other promises which we have made to those who are relying upon our fulfilling our commitments, promises and obligations.

Feelings are like the weather, fickle and ever changing, that's why we secure our commitments with sacred vows and words of assurance. There are days when we don't feel like praying, or reading the Word yet our commitment to always obey Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA by His 'R┌KHA' supersedes the negative feelings and we nevertheless obey the requirements of our commitment.

There may be days when you feel like your still single and free to marry another individual, yet the commitment and solemn vow which you have made hold you to being true, loving and caring to your marriage partner, regardless of how you feel.

When you were reborn into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom, you have committed yourself to obey Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in your life, and being your Life Governor, He therefore also became your Savior.

Genuine seeking after Y┴OHU UL means exactly that you do what He expects of you to do, regardless of how and what you feel, and you do regularly, excellently, completely and gladly.

You will pray, read the Word, fast, do kindness to others and serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily, whether you feel like it or not, and you will love, care for and be true to your marriage partner and children, whether you feel like it or not.

And as long as you continually seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm this way, He will likewise continually make you to prosper!

'Hearken to me, all you men of Yaoshor˙l! Do not be afraid as you go out to fight today! Do not lose heart or panic.' - Deuteronomy 20:3

'If you fail under pressure, your power is not very great.' - Proverbs 24:10

'He (Y┴OHU UL) gives power to those who are tired and worn out; He offers vigor to the weak. Even youths will become tired, and young men will give up. But those who wait on Y┴OHU UL will find new vitality. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 40:29-31

'So never get tired of doing what is right. Never get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.' - Galatians 6:9

'Think about all He (YAOH┌SHUA) endured when sinful people did such horrible things to Him, so you won't become weary and give up.' - Hebrews 12:3

'Since Y┴OHU UL in His mercy has given us this wonderful work of servitude, we never give up. We reject all shameful and underhanded methods.

We do not try to trick anyone, and we do not twist the word of Y┴OHU UL. We tell the truth before Y┴OHU UL, and all who are honest fully know that.

If the Glorious Message we proclaim is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Ha-satßn, the God of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Glorious Message that is glaring upon them.

They don't comprehend the message we proclaim about the glory of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who is the exact likeness of Y┴OHU UL. We don't go around proclaiming about ourselves; we proclaim hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, ha-Molkhi˙l.

All we say about ourselves is that we are your servants because of what YAOH┌SHUA has carried out for us. For Y┴OHU UL, Who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made us comprehend that this light is the brightness of the glory of Y┴OHU UL that is visible in the face of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

But this costly treasure Ś this light and power that now shine within us Ś is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies.

So everyone can see that our glorious power is from Y┴OHU UL and is not our own. We are pressed upon on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up and quit.

We are hunted down, but Y┴OHU UL never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going. Through suffering, these bodies of ours continually share in the death of YAOH┌SHUA so the life of YAOH┌SHUA may also be seen in our bodies.

Yes, we live under continual danger of death because we serve YAOH┌SHUA, so the life of YAOH┌SHUA will be obvious in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death, but it has resulted in eternal life for you.

But we continue to proclaim because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, 'I believed in Y┴OHU UL, and so I speak.' We know that the same Y┴OHU UL who raised our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA will also raise us with YAOH┌SHUA and present us to Himself along with you.

All of these matters are for your benefit. And as Y┴OHU UL's favor brings more and more people to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, there will be great expressions of gratefulness, and Y┴OHU UL will receive more and more glory.

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite insignificant and won't last very long.

Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we never look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen.

For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the happiness to come will last forever!' - 2 Corinthians 4:1-18

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

Who may worship in Your Temple, Y┴OHU UL?
      Who may enter Your presence on Your holy hill?

Those who lead blameless lives
      and do what is right,
      speaking the truth from pure hearts.

Those who refuse to slander others
      or harm their neighbors
      or speak evil of their friends.

Those who despise continual sinners,
      and honor the faithful followers of Y┴OHU UL
      and keep their promises even when it hurts.

Those who do not charge interest on the money they lend,
      and who refuse to accept bribes to testify against the innocent.

Such people will remain firm forever!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 15

Your Character Trait for Today -

ENDURANCE which is the opposite of Discouragement

Definition:

The inner power to overcome opposing pressures to achieve Y┴OHU UL's best in my personal services to my authorities.

 
Scripture:

 
'And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't get discouraged and give up.' - Galatians 6:9

'Before you turn to Y┴OHU UL and draw out your hands to Him, get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. Only then, without the spots of sin to defile you, can you walk firmly forward to Y┴OHU UL without fear.' - Yaohßv (Job) 11:14-15

'But follow Y┴OHU UL your Creator just as you have until now.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 23:8

'Remain firm when the enemy attacks. Trust Y┴OHU UL; and remember that other Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) all around the world are going through these same sufferings, too.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 5:9

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Endeavoring to win is the proof you have not yet been conquered.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Realizing and identifying the pulls and pushes of the cycles of daily living and sticking to commitments made to Y┴OHU UL despite the divergent pressures to the contrary.

Every day, we experience temptations to fulfill carnal desires, and each time we give in to these temptations, it reinforces the sin pattern in our lower nature.

This daily, weekly, monthly and annual sinful patterns recycle over and over again, and when they do, they trigger same lustful and wicked carnal cravings in our bodies.

If in your unsaved life you were used to spending the early evening hours in bars and taverns, then that sinful pattern recycles in your lower sinful nature every day, triggering the same temptations at those similar hours of the day.

If in your unsaved life you were used to worshiping idols and icons during Sundays, then that sin pattern recycles weekly too.

If in your unsaved life you used to patronize hospitality girls during paydays, then that recycles too. And annual celebrations of pagan holidays that were imprinted into the patterns of your sinful self recycle back to trigger same temptations during halloween, christmas and easter and so on.

These sinful patterns were habitually developed until they became part of your pagan character before, and most of them were handed down to us by means of worldly customs and traditions.

When you received Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA into your heart as your sole Life Governor and Savior, that old sinful pattern of your lower nature was crushed. It was ruined and it's power and influence over you have been cut off.

So you have to actually live no longer under the cycles of your old sinful life, and you must replace the old sinful patterns with new ones which are filled with rectitude, kind deeds and noble works of holiness unto Y┴OHU UL.

Each time you obey the prompting of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA), you reinforce that noble pattern of upright living.

Because you read the Word daily, pray to Y┴OHU UL daily, and do whatever pleases Him daily, weekly and monthly, then these noble patterns of your spiritual nature recycle back to you regularly, too, and prompts you to do more of the same noble deeds unto Y┴OHU UL.

Your obeying the promptings of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) daily reinforces the upright deeds of your spiritual nature, and they become your habits, and in time, develop into your own personality and character, the real you, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA alive in you.

So you must always live in the new patterns of your spiritual self, doing noble and upright deeds, and mortifying the old patterns of your carnal self, living above and beyond their rotten influence and reach.

Now you are living in the new resurrection life of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, dead and unresponsive to sin, but very much alert and alive, obedient and pleasing unto Y┴OHU UL, the UL of Glory!

And now, as you are in the process of rebuilding your heart into a heart which truly seeks after Y┴OHU UL, we believe that Y┴OHU UL will all the more encourage and teach you how to develop sound and correct behavioral patterns of upright living in His Kingdom.

'Y┴OHU ABÝ (the Father) selected you long ago, and the 'R┌KHA' has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and are cleansed by His 'DAM' (blood).

May you have more and more of Y┴OHU UL's special favor and wonderful peace. All honor to Y┴OHU UL and Father of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, for it is by His boundless mercy that Y┴OHU UL has given us the privilege of being born again.

Now we live with a wonderful expectation because YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y rose again from the dead. For Y┴OHU UL has reserved a priceless inheritance for His children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

And Y┴OHU UL, in His mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation, because you are depending upon Him. It will be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad! There is wonderful happiness ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while.

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is tough and pure. It is being tried as fire tests and purifies gold Ś and your faith is far more valuable to Y┴OHU UL than mere gold.

So if your faith remains vigorous after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is revealed to the whole world.

You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him, you trust Him; and even now you are happy with a glorious, inexpressible ecstasy. Your reward for relying upon Him will be the salvation of your souls.

This salvation was something the prophets wanted to know more about. They prophesied about this free salvation prepared for you, even though they had many queries as to what it all could mean.

They wondered what the 'R┌KHA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' within them was talking about when He told them in advance about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's suffering and His great glory afterward.

They wondered when and to whom all this would happen. They were told that these occurrences would not happen during their lifetime, but many years later, during yours. And now this Glorious Message has been announced by those who proclaimed to you in the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' sent from heaven.

It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these events happen. Think therefore clearly and exercise self-control.

Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. Obey Y┴OHU UL because you are His children. Don't slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn't know any better then.

But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as Y┴OHU UL Ś Who selected you to be His children Ś is holy. For He Himself has said, 'You must be holy because I am holy.'

And remember that the heavenly Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) to Whom you pray has no favorites when He judges. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of Him during your time as foreigners here on earth.

For you know that Y┴OHU UL paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your forefathers. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the costly lifeblood of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the sinless, spotless Lamb of Y┴OHU UL.

Y┴OHU UL selected Him for this purpose long before the world began, but now in these final days, He was sent to the earth for all to see. And He did this for you!

Through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y you have come to trust in Y┴OHU UL. And because Y┴OHU UL raised ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead and gave Him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in Y┴OHU UL.

Now you can have genuine love for each other as brethren because you were cleansed from your sins when you accepted the truth of the Glorious Message. So always make sure that you really do love each other intensely with all your hearts.

For you have been born again. Your new life did not come from your earthly parents because the life they gave you will end in death. But this new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of Y┴OHU UL. As the prophet says,

'People are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away. But the Word of Y┴OHU UL will last forever.'

And that Word is the Glorious Message that was proclaimed to you!' - 1 Kafos (Peter) 1:2-25

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Give honor to Y┴OHU UL for the glory of His 'Sh˙am' (Name). Worship Y┴OHU UL in the splendor of His holiness.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 29:2

'Sing to Y┴OHU UL, all you upright ones! Praise His holy 'Sh˙am' (Name).' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 30:4

'May all who are upright be happy in Y┴OHU UL And praise His holy 'Sh˙am' (Name)!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 97:12

'And a main road will go through that once forsaken land. It will be called 'The Highway of Holiness.' Evil-hearted people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in Y┴OHU UL's ways; fools will never walk there.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 35:8

'Now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of Y┴OHU UL. Now you do those activities that lead to holiness and bear fruit to eternal life.' - Romans 6:22

'Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete purity because we reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

'You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in Y┴OHU UL's likeness Ś upright, holy, and true.' - Ephesians 4:24

'As a result, ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y will make your hearts vigorous, blameless, and holy when you arise before Y┴OHU UL our ABÝ (Father) on that day when our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA comes with all those who belong to Him.' - 1 Thessalonians 3:13

'Y┴OHU UL has called us to be holy, not to live impure lives.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:7

'For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But Y┴OHU UL's discipline is always right and proper for us because it means we will share in His holiness.' - Hebrews 12:10

'Try to live in peace with everyone, and seek to live a clean and holy life, for those who are not holy will not see Y┴OHU UL.' - Hebrews 12:14

Your Character Trait for Today -

Endurance which is the opposite of Easy Surrender

Definition:

Adhering to my goals and courses of action even in times of intense pressures to the contrary.

'That is why we never give up! Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite insignificant and won't last very long.

Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we never look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen.

For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the happiness to come will last forever!' - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you fail to subjugate in your life will eventually enslave you.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Seeking After Y┴OHU UlhÝm Means -

Honoring the Day of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

'Remember to observe the Shßbbos (Sa-urday) day by keeping it holy. Six days a week are set apart for your daily duties and regular work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to Y┴OHU your UL.

On that day no one in your household may do any kind of work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you.

For in six days Y┴OHU UL made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; then He took rest on the seventh day. That is why Y┴OHU UL blessed the Shßbbos day and set it apart as holy.' - Exodus 20:8-11

'Tell the people of Yaoshor˙l to keep My Shßbbos day, for the Shßbbos is a sign of the covenant between Me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am Y┴OHU UL, Who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Shßbbos day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community.

Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because Y┴OHU UL reckons it a holy day, anyone who works on the Shßbbos must be put to death. The people of Yaoshor˙l must keep the Shßbbos day forever.' - Exodus 31:13-16

'Each of you must show respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Shßbbos days of rest, for I, Y┴OHU, am your Y┴OHU UL.' - Leviticus 19:3

'Keep my Shßbbos days of rest and show reverence toward My Temple, for I am Y┴OHU UL.' - Leviticus 19:30

'Blessed be those who are careful to do this. Blessed be those who honor My Shßbbos days of rest by refusing to work. And blessed be those who keep themselves from doing wrong.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 56:2

'I will also bless the Gentiles who commit themselves to Y┴OHU UL and serve Him and love His 'Sh˙am' (Name), who worship Him and do not desecrate the Shßbbos day of rest, and who have accepted His Covenant.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU (Isaiah) 56:6

'For I (YAOH┌SHUA), the Son of Man, am Ruler even of the Shßbbos.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 12:8

And He (YAOH┌SHUA) answered, 'If you had one sheep, and it fell into a well on the Shßbbos, wouldn't you get to work and pull it out? Of course you would. And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, it is right to do what is right even on the Shßbbos day.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 12:11-12

Then He (YAOH┌SHUA) said to them, 'The Shßbbos was made to benefit people, and not people to benefit the Shßbbos. And I, the Son of Man, am Ruler even of the Shßbbos!' - Mark 2:27-28

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'You hypocrite! You too work on the Shßbbos day! Don't you untie your ox or your donkey from their pens on the Shßbbos and lead them out for water? Wasn't it necessary for Me, even on the Shßbbos day, to free this beloved woman from the bondage in which ha-satßn has held her for eighteen years?' - Luke 13:15-16

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'I worked on the Shßbbos by healing a man, and you were offended. But you work on the Shßbbos, too, when you obey the law of Mehush˙a on circumcision. (Actually, this tradition of circumcision is older than the law of Mehush˙a; it goes back to Abruhßm.)

For if the correct time for circumcising your son falls on the Shßbbos, you go ahead and do it, so as not to break the law of Mehush˙a. So why should I be condemned for making a man completely well on the Shßbbos?' - Y┴OHUkhßnam (John) 7:21-23

'Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Tell My people Yaoshor˙l of their sins! Yet they act so religious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to hear My laws. You would almost presume that this was an upright nation that would never abandon its Y┴OHU UL.

They love to make a show of coming to Me and asking Me to take action on their behalf. 'We have gone on a fast before You!' they say. 'Why aren't You impressed? We have done much penance, and You don't even notice it!'

'I will tell you why! It's because you are living for yourselves even while you are on a fast. You keep right on oppressing your workers. What benefit does your fast bring when you keep on fighting and quarreling?

This kind of fast will never get you anywhere with Me. You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance, bowing your heads like a blade of grass in the wind. You dress in sackcloth and cover yourselves with ashes.

Is this what you call a fast? Do you really think this will please Y┴OHU UL?

No, the kind of fast I want calls you to free those who are wrongly imprisoned and to stop oppressing those who work for you. Treat them fairly and give them what they earn.

I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

If you do these, your salvation will come like the dawn. Yes, your healing will come quickly! Your rectitude will lead you forward, and the glory of Y┴OHU UL will protect you from behind.

Then when you call, Y┴OHU UL will answer. 'Yes, I am here,' He will quickly reply.

Stop oppressing the helpless and stop making false accusations and spreading slanderous rumors! Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day.

Y┴OHU UL will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

Your children will rebuild the forsaken ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as the people who rebuild their walls and cities.

Keep the Shßbbos day holy. Don't pursue your own interests on that day, but delight in the Shßbbos and speak of it with delight as Y┴OHU UL's holy day.

Honor Y┴OHU UL in everything you do, and don't follow your own desires or talk idly. If you do this, Y┴OHU UL will be your delight.

I will give you great honor and give you your full share of the inheritance I promised to Y┴OHU-caf, your forefather.

I, Y┴OHU UL, have spoken!' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 58

How Do You Honor ha-Molkhi˙l's Day?

1.

Not doing your own normal work or job, but making it a day of rest;

2.

Not indulging in amusements, entertainments and other pleasurable activities;

3.

Not speaking idle words; also not engaging in foolish talk and discourse;

4.

By realizing that in scriptural reckoning, the day of rest begins at sunset;

5.

By having a deep devotional with Y┴OHU UL, and having much time in prayer, reading His Word, self-examination and in sharing His original Shuam and Glorious Message to others;

6.

By designating a specific time to be alone with Y┴OHU UL while meditating on His Word;

7.

By going on fasts and prayers;

8.

By helping the Congregation and giving of our tithes, love gifts and offerings;

9.

By making it a day of spiritual refreshment and physical restfulness;

10.

By fulfilling your other commitments and vows to Y┴OHU UL.

Whatever day you set aside as your day of devotion for Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, then let that be your own personal conviction, kept between Y┴OHU UL and you. Others prefer Shßbbos (Sa-urday), claiming that the original is the best, while others prefer other days. Whatever it is, make sure it is wholly devoted to Y┴OHU UL. Correct, you don't have to impose personal convictions on others.

'Accept Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.

For example, one person believes it is all right to eat anything. But another believer who has a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables.

Those who think it is all right to eat anything must not look down on those who won't. And those who won't eat some foods must not condemn those who do, for Y┴OHU UL has accepted them.

Who are you to condemn Y┴OHU UL's servants? They are responsible to Y┴OHU UL, so let Him tell them whether they are right or wrong. Y┴OHU UL's power will help them do as they should.

In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others believe every day is alike. Each person should have a personal conviction about this matter. Those who have a special day for worshiping Y┴OHU UL are trying to honor Him.

Those who eat all kinds of food do so for the purpose of honoring Y┴OHU UL, since they express their gratitude to Y┴OHU UL before eating.

And those who won't eat everything also want to please Y┴OHU UL and express gratitude to Y┴OHU UL. For we are not our own rulers when we live or when we die.

While we live, we live to please Y┴OHU UL. And when we die, we go to be with Y┴OHU UL. So in life and in death, we belong to Y┴OHU UL.

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died and rose again for this very purpose, so He might be Molkhi˙l of those who are alive and of those who have died.

So why do you condemn another Yaoh˙shuahÚe? Why do you look down on another Yaoh˙shuahÚe? Remember, each of us will arise personally before the Judgment Seat of Y┴OHU UL. For the Scriptures say,

'As surely as I live,' says Y┴OHU UL,
'every knee will bow to Me,
and every tongue will confess allegiance to Y┴OHU UL.'

Yes, each of us will have to give a personal account to Y┴OHU UL. So never condemn each other anymore. On the contrary, decide to live in such a way that you will not put an obstacle in another Yaoh˙shuahÚe's path. I know and am perfectly sure on the authority of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat.

But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong. And if another Yaoh˙shuahÚe is bothered by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don't let your eating ruin someone for whom hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) died.

Then you will not be condemned for doing something you know is all right. For the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of rectitude and peace and happiness in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA).

If you serve hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y with this attitude, you will please Y┴OHU UL. And other people will approve of you, too. So let us aim for harmony in the Congregation and try to build each other up.

Don't tear apart the work of Y┴OHU UL over what you eat. Remember, there is nothing wrong with these matters in themselves. But it is wrong to eat anything if it makes another person stumble.

Don't eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another Yaoh˙shuahÚe to stumble. You may have the faith to believe that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and Y┴OHU UL.

Blessed be those who do not condemn themselves by doing something they know is all right. But if people have doubts about whether they should eat something, they should not eat it. They would be condemned for not acting in faith before Y┴OHU UL. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.' - Romans 14:1-23

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you, but not everything is beneficial for you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

Those who think it is all right to eat anything must not look down on those who won't. And those who won't eat some foods must not condemn those who do, for Y┴OHU UL has accepted them.

Who are you to condemn Y┴OHU UL's servants? They are responsible to Y┴OHU UL, so let Him tell them whether they are right or wrong. Y┴OHU UL's power will help them do as they should.

In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others believe every day is alike. Each person should have a personal conviction about this matter. Those who have a special day for worshiping Y┴OHU UL are trying to honor Him.

For the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of rectitude and peace and happiness in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA).

Your Character Trait for Today -

Reverence which is the opposite of Disrespect

Honoring Y┴OHU UL by allotting one day each week to be exclusively devoted to Him, by prayers and His Word, taking my rest every seventh day and keeping that day holy unto Him.

'Tell the people of Yaoshor˙l to keep My Shßbbos day, for the Shßbbos is a sign of the covenant between Me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am Y┴OHU UL, Who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Shßbbos day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community.

Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because Y┴OHU UL reckons it a holy day, anyone who works on the Shßbbos must be put to death. The people of Yaoshor˙l must keep the Shßbbos day forever.' - Exodus 31:13-16

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

One hour in the presence of Y┴OHU UL will reveal any flaw in your most-carefully laid plan.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

Personal Commitment and Accountability -

Now that I am into renewing my heart into that which seeks after Y┴OHU UlhÝm:

 1.

I have purposed not to preoccupy myself with looking for a marriage partner, whether I am single or divorced. Yes or No

 
 2.

 
I have purposed not to evaluate the people I meet on the basis of how they would be as a marriage partner. Yes or No

The last time I was tempted to violate this, I quickly quoted my personalized Romans 6. Yes or No

 
 3.

 
I have purposed to read the Holy Scriptures daily, at least several chapters a day. Yes or No

 
 4.

 
I have purposed to put myself to sleep every night by quoting Scriptures in my mind to Y┴OHU UlhÝm. Yes or No

During the past week I have:

a) Read the Scriptures daily. Yes or No

b) Quoted Scriptures every night before sleeping. Yes or No

 
 5.

 
I have purposed to always be grateful to Y┴OHU UlhÝm for whatever He allows to happen in my life. Yes or No

 
 6.

 
I have purposed to relate my conflicts to the comfort and counsels of TehillÝm (Psalms) and Maush'lßy (Proverbs). Yes or No

a) During the past week, I have completed reading through the book Maush'lßy (Proverbs). Yes or No

b) During the past week, I have completed reading through the book of TehillÝm (Psalms). Yes or No

 
 7.

 
I have purposed to pray regularly and fast weekly, as Molkhi˙l expects that I should. Yes or No

 
 8.

 
I have purposed to identify with the victory of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA whenever I am tempted. Yes or No

During the past week I have:

a) Prayed daily and have gone on a fast for at least one day. Yes or No

b) Experienced victory over temptation by quoting my personalized Romans 6 whenever I was tempted. Yes or No

 
 9.

 
I have purposed to get acquainted with great scripture men and women by learning more and more of each of them. Yes or No

 
10.

 
I have purposed to engraft key portions of Scripture into my soul. Yes or No

During the past week, I have:

a) Began engrafting my personalized Romans 6 into my soul. Yes or No

b) Began engrafting my personalized Romans 8 into my soul. Yes or No

 
11.

 
I have purposed to become active in and under the authority of the Oholyßo (Congregation) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA. Yes or No

 
12.

 
I have purposed to honor Y┴OHU UlhÝm by returning to Him the first portion of all my weekly income. Yes or No

During the past week I have:

a) Devoted one day of rest exclusively unto Y┴OHU UlhÝm. Yes or No

b) Given or sent my tithes and offerings to Ohˇl YAOH┌SHUA. Yes or No

 
13.

 
I have put my full trust upon the finished work of redemption wrought by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA for my individual salvation. Yes or No

 
14.

 
I have completely dedicated my body as a living sacrifice to do Y┴OHU UlhÝm's perfect will in my life daily.

Yes or No on this Date: ____________________

 
15.

 
I have purposed not to expect advice or counsel or support from others before first seeking it from Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Yes or No

 
16.

 
I have purposed to put Scripture passages on the walls of my dwelling place.

 
17.

 
I have purposed to become always aware of the fact that Y┴OHU UlhÝm is always watching and evaluating my every thought, word, attitude and behavior. Yes or No

During the past week I have:

a) Placed Scripture placards and verses on my walls. Yes or No

b) Become deeply aware that Y┴OHU UlhÝm is watching me. Yes or No

 
18.

 
I have purposed to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm's best for my personal life, marriage, family and service to others. Yes or No

 
19.

 
I have purposed to always learn to see whatever happens in my life from Y┴OHU UlhÝm's viewpoint and perspective rather on my limited frame of reference. Yes or No

 
20. 

 
I have purposed to drive away wrong influences from my life. Yes or No

You can do all through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who enables you, but not everything is beneficial for you!

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Glory in His holy Sh˙am (Name);
      let the hearts of those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm exult.
Look to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and His power;
      seek His face always.' - 1 Chronicles 16:10-11

'If My people, who are called by My Sh˙am (Name), will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.' - 2 Chronicles 7:14

He went out to meet Osa and said to him, 'Hearken to me, Osa and all YAOH┌-dah and Benyamin. Y┴OHU UlhÝm is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.' - 2 Chronicles 15:2

'They entered into a Covenant to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm of their fathers, with all their heart and soul. All who would not seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm of Yaoshor˙l, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.' - 2 Chronicles 15:12-13

'Those who know Your Sh˙am (Name) will put their trust upon You,
      for You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never forsaken those who seek You.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 9:10

'One thing I ask of Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
      this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of Y┴OHU UlhÝm
      all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of Y┴OHU UlhÝm
      and to seek Him in His Temple.' - TehillÝm 27:4

My heart says of you, 'Seek His face!'
      Your face, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, I will seek. - TehillÝm 27:8

'The lions may grow weak and hungry,
      but those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm lack no beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'Glory in His holy Sh˙am (Name);
      let the hearts of those who seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm exult!
Look to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and His power;
      seek His face always.' - TehillÝm 105:3-4

'Blessed be they who keep His commands
      and seek Him with all their heart.' - TehillÝm 119:2

'For the sake of the House of Y┴OHU, our Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
      I will seek Your prosperity.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 122:9

'I love those who love Me,
      and those who seek Me find Me.' - Proverbs 8:17

'Sow for yourselves rectitude,
      reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
      for it is time to seek Y┴OHU UlhÝm,
until He comes
      and showers rectitude upon you.' - Hosh˙a (Hosea) 10:12

'Seek you first His Kingdom and His character traits, and all the other things will be given to you as well.' - ManY┴OHU 6:33

'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.' - ManY┴OHU 7:7

'For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.' - Luke 19:10

'By Myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself but Him Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:30

'Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife!' - 1 Corinthians 7:27

'Nobody should seek his own benefit, but the benefit of others.' - 1 Corinthians 10:24

'And without faith it is impossible to please Y┴OHU UlhÝm, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.' - Hebrews 11:6

Your Character Trait for Today -

VIRTUE which is the opposite of Depravity

Definition:

The moral ascendancy which I achieve and the purity of my heart which are reflected in my personality as I continually walk in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Word.

 
Scripture:

 
'But to obtain these gifts, you need more than faith; you must also work hard to be upright, and even that is not enough. For then you must learn to know Y┴OHU UlhÝm better and discover what He wants you to do.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 1:5

'Remember, too, that knowing what is right to do and then not doing it is sin.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 4:17

'What I am eager for is that all the Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) there will be filled with love that comes from pure hearts, and that their minds will be clean and their faith vigorous.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 1:5

'Because of this I try with all my energy to always maintain a clear conscience before Y┴OHU UlhÝm and man.' - Acts 24:16

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Stop looking at where you have been and begin looking at where you can be.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

True or False -

 1.

Marriage begins with a physical union, not just the marriage ceremony

 
2.

 
If one partner commits adultery, the other partner is free to end the marriage.

 
3.

 
Abandonment by one marriage partner is also Scriptural ground for ending the marriage.

 
4.

 
The Scriptural right to divorce carries with it the right to remarry.

 
5.

 
If one partner divorces and remarries, the other partner therefore becomes free to remarry.

 
6.

 
If your marriage partner wants a divorce, you should not contest it.

 
7.

 
A marriage that is full of internal conflicts and shows evident lack of genuine love should not be required to continue.

 
8.

 
People should forgive and forget the sin of a repentant adulterer in the same way they do a repentant thief.

 
9.

 
As long as both partners agree, any type of physical affection and sexual activity is proper in marriage.

 
10.

 
With today's pressures, a husband and wife should share equal authority in the family.

 
11.

 
As the head of the house, the husband should look only to Y┴OHU UL in making his decisions.

 
12. 

 
If you have evidence that your wife is unfaithful, then you have the scriptural right to divorce her, and remarry someone else who is more faithful and kind.

Whatever therefore Y┴OHU UL has united together, let no man separate or divorce from each other.

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'By law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.' - Romans 7:2

'Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for Y┴OHU UL will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.' - Hebrews 13:4

'No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his offsprings may enter the assembly of Y┴OHU UL, even down to the tenth generation.' - Deuteronomy 23:2

'They tried to miscomprehend, broke their vows and promises and were merciless - without pity.

They were fully aware of Y┴OHU UL's death penalty for these crimes, yet they went right on ahead and did them anyway, and even encouraged others to do them, too.' - Romans 1:31-32

Your Character Trait for Today -

GENEROSITY which is the opposite of Greed

Definition:

Giving and sharing everything in my life knowing that all I have comes from Y┴OHU UL and must be used for His cause, praise and glory, under His direction.

 
Scripture:

 
'But remember this - if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much.' - 2 Corinthians 9:6

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Giving is proof that you have conquered greed.


What does seeking after Y┴OHU UlhÝm really mean?

'As long as he sought Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave him success.' - 2 Chronicles 26:5b

True or False -

 1.

Marriage begins with a physical union, not just the marriage ceremony.

False. 

Marriage begins with the vow (Malachi 2:14). A physical relationship does not constitute marriage (Deuteronomy 22:28-29; Exodus 22:16-17).

 
2.

 
If one partner commits adultery, the other partner is free to end the marriage.

False. 

Adultery does not free the other partner to end the marriage.

 
3.

 
Abandonment by one marriage partner is also Scriptural ground for ending the marriage.

False. 

Abandonment is not a valid ground for Scriptural divorce.

 
4.

 
The Scriptural right to divorce carries with it the right to remarry.

False. 

Scriptural divorce does not carry with it the right to remarry.

 
5.

 
If one partner divorces and remarries, the other partner therefore becomes free to remarry.

False. 

If one partner remarries, this does not authorize the other partner to remarry too.

 
6.

 
If your marriage partner wants a divorce, you should not contest it.

False. 

All possible steps should be taken to stop the divorce and those who bring it about. 'What Y┴OHU UL has united together, let no man divorce or separate from each other.' A marriage should continue with or without emotional love. Love is not a feeling but a commitment validated by sacred marriage vows.

 
7.

 
A marriage that is full of internal conflicts and shows evident lack of genuine love should not be required to continue.

False. 

Marriages are built on the commitment of a vow, and not on varying emotions of affection.

 
8.

 
People should forgive and forget the sin of a repentant adulterer in the same way they do a repentant thief.

False. 

Every believer is to forgive and accept a repentant adulterer, but the stigma will continue as a reminder to them and as a warning to others.

 
9.

 
As long as both partners agree, any type of physical affection and sexual activity is proper in marriage.

False. 

The marriage bed can be defiled by perverting Y┴OHU UL's moral norms (Hebrews 13:4).

'It is Y┴OHU UL's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know Y┴OHU UL; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him.

Y┴OHU UL will punish people for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For Y┴OHU UL did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this doctrine does not reject man but Y┴OHU UL, Who gives you His 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit).' - 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

 
10.

 
With today's pressures, a husband and wife should share equal authority in the family.

False. 

Y┴OHU UL commands that wives must be submissive to their husbands. Parents who hold equal authority will cause tensions in the marriage and negative responses from the children.

 
11.

 
As the head of the house, the husband should look only to Y┴OHU UL in making his decisions.

False. 

The husband should seek confirmation from his authorities and also counsel from his wife.

 
12. 

 
If you have evidence that your wife is unfaithful, then you have the scriptural right to divorce her, and remarry someone else who is more faithful and kind.

False. 

Only death expunges marriage, not acts of adultery. Violations of Leviticus 18 are marriages which are scripturally subject to divorce and dissolution.

Whatever therefore Y┴OHU UL has united together, let no man separate or divorce from each other.

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'By law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.' - Romans 7:2

'Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for Y┴OHU UL will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.' - Hebrews 13:4

'No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his offsprings may enter the assembly of Y┴OHU UL, even down to the tenth generation.' - Deuteronomy 23:2

'They tried to miscomprehend, broke their vows and promises and were merciless - without pity.

They were fully aware of Y┴OHU UL's death penalty for these crimes, yet they went right on ahead and did them anyway, and even encouraged others to do them, too.' - Romans 1:31-32

Your Character Trait for Today -

GENEROSITY which is the opposite of Greed

Definition:

Giving and sharing everything in my life knowing that all I have comes from Y┴OHU UL and must be used for His cause, praise and glory, under His direction.

 
Scripture:

 
'But remember this - if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much.' - 2 Corinthians 9:6

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Giving is proof that you have conquered greed.


1. 

Why marriage moral norms must not change with culture.

Y┴OHU UL designed marriage as a human object lesson of several scriptural and holy relationships. To change marriage norms would be to alter the truth taught by the object lessons.

Y┴OHU UL warns not to add to His Word, nor to take from it. (See Revelation 22:18-19.) This includes trying to change Scripture by culture. If Scripture were intended to be adapted to culture, it would mean that culture would be more authority than the Holy Scriptures; and since culture is determined by man's ideas, it would put man above Y┴OHU UL.

Let's learn what emissary Sha˙l teaches us about marriage: 'Now about those queries you asked in your last letter: my answer is that if you do not marry, it is fine. But usually it is best to be married, each man having his own wife, and each woman having her own husband, because otherwise you might fall back into sin.

The man should give his wife all that is her right as a married woman, and the wife should do the same for her husband: for a girl who marries no longer has full right to her own body; for her husband then has his rights to it, too; and in the same way the husband no longer has full right to his own body, for it belongs also to his wife.

So never refuse these conjugal rights to one another. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from the rights of marriage for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer.

Afterwards, they should come together again so ha-satßn won't be able to tempt them because of their lack of self-control.

I'm not saying you must marry; but you surely may if you wish. I wish everyone could get along without marrying, just as I do. But we are not all the same.

Y┴OHU UL gives some the gift of a husband or wife, and other He gives the gift of being able to remain happily unmarried.

So I say to those who aren't married, and to widows - better remain unmarried if you can, just as I am. But if you can't control yourself, go ahead and marry. It is better to marry than to burn with lust.

Now, for those who are married I have a command, not just a recommendation. And it is not a command from me, for this is what ha-Molkhi˙l (the King) Himself has said: A wife must not leave her husband!

But if she is separated from him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the husband should not divorce his wife.

Here I want to add some recommendations of my own. These are not direct commands from ha-Molkhi˙l (the King), but they seem right to me: If a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (male believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) has a wife who is not a believer, but she wants to remain with him anyway, he must not leave her or divorce her.

And if a Yaohush˙ayao (female believer) has a husband who isn't a Yaoh˙shuahÚe, and he wants her to remain with him, she must not leave him.

For perhaps the husband who isn't a Yaoh˙shuahÚe may become a believer with the help of his Yaohush˙ayao wife. And the wife who isn't a believer may become one with the help of her believing Yaoh˙shuahÚe husband.

Otherwise, if the family separates, the children might never come to know ha-Molkhi˙l; whereas a united family, in Y┴OHU UL's plan, may lead to the children's salvation.

But if the husband or wife who isn't a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer) is eager to leave, it is permitted. In such cases the Yaoh˙shuahÚe husband or wife should not insist that the other stay, for Y┴OHU UL wants His children to live in peace and harmony.

For, after all, there is no assurance to you wives that your husbands will be converted if they remain; and the same may be said to you husbands about your wives.

But be sure in making conclusions about these matters that you are living as Y┴OHU UL intended, marrying or not marrying in accordance with Y┴OHU UL's direction and help, and accepting whatever assignment has put you into. This is my rule for all the congregations.

For example, a man who already has gone through the YAOH┌-dee (Jewish) ceremony of circumcision before he became a Yaoh˙shuahÚe should never worry about it; and if he hasn't been circumcised, he should not do it now.

For it doesn't make a difference at all whether a Yaoh˙shuahÚe has gone through this ceremony or not. But it makes a lot of difference whether he is pleasing Y┴OHU UL and keeping Y┴OHU UL's commands. That is the important matter.

Usually a person should keep on with the work he was carrying out when Y┴OHU UL called him. Are you a slave? Don't let that worry you - but of course, if you get a chance to be free, take it.

If ha-Molkhi˙l calls you, and you are a slave, remember that ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) has set you free from the awful power of sin; and if He has called you and you are free, remember that you are now a slave of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

You have been bought and paid for by ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and so you actually belong to Him - be free now from all those earthly prides and fears.

So my dear brethren, whatever appointment a person is in when he becomes a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA), let him remain there, for now ha-Molkhi˙l is with him to help.

Now I will try to answer your other query. What about young ladies who are not yet married? Should they be permitted to do so?

In answer to this query, I have no special command for them from ha-Molkhi˙l. But ha-Molkhi˙l in His kindness has given me wisdom that can be relied upon, and I will be glad to tell you what I think.

Here is the problem: We Yaoh˙shuahÝm are facing imposing dangers to our lives at present. In times like these I think it is best for a person to remain unmarried.

Of course, if you already are married, don't separate just because of this. But if you aren't, don't rush into it this time.

But if you men decide to go ahead anyway and get married now, it is all right; and if a girl gets married in times like these, it is no sin. However, marriage will bring additional problems that I wish you didn't have to face right now.

The important thing to remember is that our remaining time is very short and so are our opportunities for doing the work of ha-Molkhi˙l.

For that reason those who have wives should remain as free as possible for ha-Molkhi˙l; happiness or sorrow or wealth should not keep anyone from doing Y┴OHU UL's work!

Those in frequent contact with the alluring things the world offers should make beneficial use of their opportunities without stopping to enjoy them; for the world in its present form will soon be gone.

In all you do, I want you to be free from worry. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the work of ha-Molkhi˙l and thinking of ways to please Him.

But a married man can't do that so well; he has to attend to his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. His attention is divided. It is the same with the lady who marries. She faces the same problem.

A lady who is not married is eager to please ha-Molkhi˙l in all she is and does. But a married woman must pay attention to other things such as housekeeping and the likes and dislikes of her husband.

I am saying this to help you, not to try to keep you from marrying. I want you to do whatever will help you serve ha-Molkhi˙l best, with as few other matters as possible to grab your attention from Him.

But if anyone feels he ought to marry because he has trouble controlling his passions, it is all right, it is not a sin; let him marry.

But if a man has the willpower not to marry and decides that he doesn't need to and won't, he has made a wise conclusion.

So the person who marries does well, and the person who doesn't marry does even better.

The wife is part of her husband as long as he lives; if her husband dies, then she may marry again, but only if she marries a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer).

But in my opinion she will be happier if she doesn't marry again; and I think I am giving you counsel from the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL) when I say this.'

1 Corinthians 7, Holy Scriptures
(Yaoh˙shua Version)

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' - ManY┴OHU 5:27-28

'But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.' - ManY┴OHU 5:32

'For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.' - ManY┴OHU 15:19

'I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.' - ManY┴OHU 19:9

He answered, 'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.' - Mark 10:11-12

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.' - Revelation 2:22

Your Character Trait for Today -

LOYALTY which is the opposite of Unfaithfulness

Definition:

Remaining devoted to, taking the side of and favoring my authorities with faithfulness they can truly always rely on.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

When Y┴OHU UL wants to bless you, He puts a person in your life. When the enemy wants to ruin you, he puts a person in your life.

Anecdote for Today: He Was Married Unknowingly

At Cambridge, Pennsylvania, Marcus met Alexa, and found her company delightful because Alexa, too, was Greek and spoke the Hellenic tongue, as well as English. One day she took him to the office of an American gentleman. Marcus didn't know it was the justice of the peace. Alexa spoke in English, and Marcus didn't know what she was saying.

The justice of the peace spoke, also in English and Marcus did comprehend a word or two, like 'Yes' and 'I do.' And Marcus mumbled obediently, not knowing what it meant. He was being married but he didn't know it.

After a while he didn't go around with Alexa anymore, quite ignored her, until he was apprehended for abandonment and non-support. That's when he found out he was married. In court Alexa admitted that the tale Marcus told had some sure points of accuracy. She admitted that it might be that Marcus didn't completely comprehend that he was getting married, didn't quite know the meaning of the words when he mumbled 'Yes' and 'I do.' He had acquired a wife, and it was English to him!


Why divorces break people, not marriages -

A legal divorce will end the physical relationship in the marriage, but the 'cleaving' aspect of a marriage pictures a much deeper union than just the physical. Y┴OHU UL declares that the two shall become one flesh. (See Genesis 2:24.)

The 'one flesh' concept can be exemplified by joining two pieces of plywood with a durable binding glue. If you try to separate the plywood, you splinter both pieces of wood rather then dividing the glue. In that sense divorce breaks people, not marriages.

Dßoud committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged for her husband to be killed. Then Dßoud married Bathsheba; yet Y┴OHU UL continued to call Bathsheba the wife of UriY┴OHU. (See 2 Samu-Ul 12:15.)

The divorce may separate a couple physically, but the witness of their being one flesh will live on in the physical characteristic of their children.

The man in MolaokhÝ 2:13-16 divorced the wife of his youth, yet Y┴OHU UL continued to hold him responsible for his treachery to his wife. As a result, his prayers and weeping were not heard.

What Else Does Y┴OHU UL Tell You?

This is the message that Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave to Yaoshor˙l through the prophet MolaokhÝ.

'I have loved you deeply,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm. But you retort, 'Really? How have You loved us?' And Y┴OHU UlhÝm replies, 'I showed My love for you by loving your foreparent Y┴OHU-caf. Yet Esau was Y┴OHU-caf's brother, and I rejected Esau and ruined his hill country. I turned Esau's inheritance into a desert for jackals.'

And Esau's offsprings in Edom may say, 'We have been ruined, but we will rebuild the ruins.' But this is what Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo says: 'They may try to rebuild, but I will demolish them again! Their country will be known as 'The Land of Wickedness,' and their people will be called 'The People with Whom Y┴OHU UlhÝm is Forever Angry.'

When you see the ruin for yourselves, you will say, 'Truly, Y┴OHU UlhÝm's great power reaches far beyond our borders!'

Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo says to the priests: 'A son honors his father, and a servant respects his employer. I am your ABÝ (Father) and Molkhi˙l (Ruler), but where are the honor and respect I deserve?'

'You have despised My 'Sh˙am' (Name)!' But you ask, 'How have we ever despised Your 'Sh˙am' (Name)?' 'You have despised My 'Sh˙am' (Name) by offering defiled sacrifices on My altar.'

Then you ask, 'How have we defiled the sacrifices?' 'You defile them by saying the altar of Y┴OHU UlhÝm deserves no respect. When you give blind animals as sacrifices, isn't that wrong? And isn't it wrong to offer animals that are crippled and diseased? Try giving gifts like that to your governor, and see how pleased he is!' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).

'Go ahead, beg Y┴OHU UlhÝm to be merciful to you! But when you bring that kind of offering, why should He show you any favor at all?' asks Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo. 'I wish that someone among you would shut the Temple doors in order that these worthless sacrifices could not be offered!

I am not at all pleased with you,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo, 'and I will not accept your offerings. But My 'Sh˙am' (Name) is honored by people of other nations from morning till night. All around the world they offer sweet incense and pure offerings in honor of My 'Sh˙am' (Name). For My 'Sh˙am' (Name) is great among the nations,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

But you dishonor My 'Sh˙am' (Name) with your behavior. By bringing contemptible food, you are saying it's all right to defile Y┴OHU UlhÝm's table. You say, 'It's too hard to serve Y┴OHU UlhÝm,' and you turn up your noses at His commands,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

'Think of it! Animals that are stolen and mutilated, crippled and sick Ś brought as offerings! Should I accept from you such offerings as these?' asks Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

'Cursed is the cheat who promises to give a fine ram from his flock but then sacrifices a defective one to Y┴OHU UlhÝm. For I am a Great King,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo, 'and My 'Sh˙am' (Name) is feared among the nations!

Hearken, you priests; this command is for you! Hearken to me and take it to heart. Honor My 'Sh˙am' (Name)!' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo, 'Or I will bring a terrible curse against you. I will curse even the blessings you receive. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you have not taken my warning seriously. I will rebuke your offsprings and splatter your faces with the dung of your festival sacrifices, and I will add you to the dung heap. Then at last you will know it was I who sent you this warning in order that My Covenant with the Levites may continue,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo

'The purpose of My covenant with the Levites was to bring life and peace, and this is what I gave them. This called for reverence from them, and they greatly revered Me and rose up in awe of My 'Sh˙am' (Name). They relayed on to the people all the truth they received from Me. They did not lie or cheat; they walked with me, living clean and upright lives, and they turned many from lives of sin.

The priests' lips should guard knowledge, and people should go to them for teaching, for the priests are the representatives of Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo. But not you! You have left Y┴OHU UlhÝm's paths. Your 'guidance' has caused many to stumble into sin. You have corrupted the Covenant I made with the Levites,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

'So I have made you despised and humiliated in the eyes of all the people. For you have not obeyed Me but have shown partiality in your interpretation of the law.'

Are we not all children of the same ABÝ (Father)? Are we not all created by the same Y┴OHU UlhÝm? Then why are we faithless to each other, violating the Covenant of our foreparents? In YAOH┌-dah, in Yaoshor˙l, and in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym there is treachery, for the men of YAOH┌-dah have defiled Y┴OHU UlhÝm's beloved Temple by marrying women who worship idols!

May Y┴OHU UlhÝm cut off from the nation of Yaoshor˙l every last man who has committed this and yet brings an offering to Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

Here is another thing you do. You cover Y┴OHU UlhÝm's altar with tears, weeping and groaning because He pays no heed to your offerings, and He doesn't accept them with pleasure. You cry out, 'Why has Y┴OHU UlhÝm abandoned us?'

I'll tell you why! Because Y┴OHU UlhÝm witnessed the vows you and your wife made to each other on your wedding day when you were young. But you have been disloyal to her, though she remained your faithful companion, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn't Y┴OHU UlhÝm make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does He want? Holy children from your union. So guard yourself; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. 'For I hate divorce!' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Yaoshor˙l.

'It is as cruel as putting on a victim's bloodsoaked coat,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo. 'So guard yourself; always remain loyal to your wife!'

You have wearied Y┴OHU UlhÝm with your words.' Wearied him?' you ask. 'How have we wearied him?' You have wearied him by saying that Y┴OHU UlhÝm favors evildoers since He does not punish them. You have wearied Him by asking, 'Where is Y┴OHU UlhÝm of justice?'

'Look! I am to send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. Then Y┴OHU UlhÝm Whom you are seeking will surprisingly come to His Temple. The Messenger of the Covenant, Whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

But who will be able to endure it when He comes? Who will be able to arise and face Him when He appears? For He will be like a blazing fire that refines metal or like a fuller's soap that whitens clothes.

He will sit to judge like a refiner of silver, watching closely as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold or silver, so they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Then once more Y┴OHU UlhÝm will accept the offerings brought to Him by the people of YAOH┌-dah and Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, as He did in former times. At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars.

I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear Me,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).

'I am Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and I do not change. That is why you offsprings of Y┴OHU-caf are not already completely ruined. Ever since the days of your foreparents, you have scorned My laws and failed to obey them. Now return to Me, and I will return to you,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

But you ask, 'How can we return when we have never gone away?' 'Should people cheat Y┴OHU UlhÝm? Yet you have cheated Me!

'But you ask, 'What do You mean? When did we ever cheat You?'

'You have cheated Me of the tithes and offerings due to Me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating Me. Bring all the tithes into the treasury-house that there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not shrivel before they are ripe,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

'Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

'You have said horrible things about Me,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

But you say, 'What do You mean? How have we spoken against You?'

You have said, 'What's the use of serving Y┴OHU UlhÝm? What have we gained by obeying His commands or by trying to show Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo that we are sorry for our sins?

From now on we will say, 'Blessed are the arrogant.' For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare Y┴OHU UlhÝm to punish them go free of harm.'

Then those who feared Y┴OHU UlhÝm spoke with each other, and Y┴OHU UlhÝm hearkened to what they said. In His presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared Him and loved to think about His 'Sh˙am' (Name).

'They will be My people,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo. 'On the day when I act, they will be My own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient and dutiful child. Then you will again see the difference between the upright and the wicked, between those who serve Y┴OHU UlhÝm and those who do not.'

Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo says, 'The Day of Judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like hay on that day. They will be consumed like a tree Ś roots and all.

But for you who reverentially fear My 'Sh˙am' (Name), the Sun of Uprightness will rise with healing in His wings. And you will go free, leaping with gladness like calves let out to the meadow. On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust beneath your feet,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

'Remember to obey the precepts of My servant Mehush˙a, all the laws and regulations that I gave him on Mount Sinai for all Yaoshor˙l.

'Look, I am to send you the prophet UliY┴OHU before the great and dreadful day of Y┴OHU UlhÝm arrives. His proclamations will turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the hearts of children to their parents. Otherwise I will come and smite the land with a curse.' - Molaokhi 1-4, Holy Scriptures

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Here is another thing you do. You cover Y┴OHU UlhÝm's altar with tears, weeping and groaning because He pays no heed to your offerings, and He doesn't accept them with pleasure. You cry out, 'Why has Y┴OHU UlhÝm abandoned us?'

I'll tell you why! Because Y┴OHU UlhÝm witnessed the vows you and your wife made to each other on your wedding day when you were young. But you have been disloyal to her, though she remained your faithful companion, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn't Y┴OHU UlhÝm make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does He want? Holy children from your union. So guard yourself; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. 'For I hate divorce!' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Yaoshor˙l.

'It is as cruel as putting on a victim's bloodsoaked coat,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo. 'So guard yourself; always remain loyal to your wife!' - MolaokhÝ 2:13-16

'Look! I am to send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. Then Y┴OHU UlhÝm Whom you are seeking will surprisingly come to His Temple. The Messenger of the Covenant, Whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo.

But who will be able to endure it when He comes? Who will be able to arise and face Him when He appears? For He will be like a blazing fire that refines metal or like a fuller's soap that whitens clothes.

He will sit to judge like a refiner of silver, watching closely as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold or silver, so they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Then once more Y┴OHU UlhÝm will accept the offerings brought to Him by the people of YAOH┌-dah and Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, as He did in former times. At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars.

I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear Me,' says Y┴OHU UlhÝm Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).' - MolaokhÝ 3:1-5

Your Character Trait for Today -

FAITHFULNESS which is the opposite of Treachery

Definition:

Remaining loyal and true to the spouse whom I married with a sacred vow, till death do us part.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Every relationship in your life is a current moving you toward your goals and dreams or away from them.

Anecdote for Today: 'Go and sin no more!'

A justice of the peace in a small New England town was called upon to perform his first marriage ceremony. After he had the knot securely tied, the young couple continued to arise before him as if expecting some further rite.

Whereupon the justice stammered out in a brave attempt to round off the ceremony with something of a religious turn, 'There, there, it's all over! Go and sin no more!'


Why marriages before salvation are binding -

When Y┴OHU UL established marriage, He did not limit its laws and limitations just to Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers). It is the basic social relationship for all people. The Pharisees were not Yaoh˙shuahÝm, yet Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared that they were responsible to obey Y┴OHU UL's marriage laws.

Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser condemned Herod for violating Y┴OHU UL's marriage laws, and it is quite obvious that Herod was not a Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer). See ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 14:3-4.

In 1 Corinthians 7, Scripture deals with the problem of a Yaoh˙shuahÚe's marriage to a non-Yaoh˙shuahÚe. It is assumed that the marriage took place when both were non-Yaoh˙shuahÝm. The Scripture teaches that every effort should be made to continue that marriage even though one partner is still unsaved. (See 1 Corinthians 7:12-14.)

In 1 Kßfos (Peter) 3, Y┴OHU UL gives further orders to Yaoh˙shuaoth women on how to win their non-Yaoh˙shuahÝm husbands. Here again, Y┴OHU UL is reinforcing the validity of marriages which took place prior to salvation.

Let's now see how Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser lost his life precisely because he rebuked the adulterous relationship of King Herod with his brother's wife:

'King Herod soon heard about YAOH┌SHUA, for His miracles were talked about everywhere. The king thought YAOH┌SHUA was Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) the Immerser come back to life again.

So the people were saying, 'No wonder He can do such miracles.' Others thought YAOH┌SHUA was UliY┴OHU (Elijah) the ancient prophet, now returned to life again; still others claimed He was a new Prophet like the great ones of the past.

'No,' Herod said, 'it is Y┴OHU-khßnam, the man I beheaded. He has come back from the dead.'

For Herod had sent soldiers to apprehend and imprison Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) because he kept saying it was wrong for the king to marry Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Herodias wanted Y┴OHU-khßnam killed in revenge, but without Herod's approval, she was powerless. And Herod respected Y┴OHU-khßnam, knowing that He was an upright and holy man, so he kept him under his protection.

Herod was agitated whenever he talked with Y┴OHU-khßnam, but even so he liked to hear what he says.

Herodias' chance finally came. It was Herod's birthday and he gave a stag party for his palace aides, army officers and the leading citizens of Galilee.

Then Herodias' daughter came in and danced before them and greatly pleased them all.

'Ask me for anything you like,' the king vowed, 'even half of my kingdom, and I will give it to you!'

She went out and consulted her mother, who told her, 'Ask for Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser's head!'

So she hurried back to the king and told him, 'I want the head of Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser - right now - on a tray!'

Then the king was sorry, but he was embarrassed to break his oath in front of his guests. So he dispatched one of his bodyguards to the prison to cut off Y┴OHU-khßnam's head and bring it to him.

The officer killed Y┴OHU-khßnam in the prison, and brought back his head on a tray, and gave it to the girl and she took it to her mother.

When the disciples of Y┴OHU-khßnam heard what had happened, they came for his body and buried it in a tomb.' - Mark 6:14-29

And in ManY┴OHU's account....

'When King Herod heard about YAOH┌SHUA, he said to his men, 'This must be Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) the Immerser, come back to life again. That is why He can do these miracles.'

For Herod had apprehended Y┴OHU-khßnam and chained him in prison at the demand of his wife Herodias, his brother Philip's ex-wife, because Y┴OHU-khßnam had told him it was wrong for him to marry her.

He would have killed Y┴OHU-khßnam but was afraid of a riot, for all the people believed Y┴OHU-khßnam was a prophet.

But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias' daughter performed a dance that immensely pleased him, so he vowed to give her anything she wanted.

Consequently, at her mother's urging, the girl asked for the head of Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser on a tray.

The king was grieved, but because of his oath, and because he didn't want to back down in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders.

So Y┴OHU-khßnam was beheaded in the prison, and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.

Then the disciples of Y┴OHU-khßnam came for his body and buried it, and came to tell YAOH┌SHUA what had happened.

ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 14:1-12

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Beware of these experts in religion, for they love to parade in dignified robes and to be bowed to by the people as they walk along the road. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and at religious festivals!

But even while they are praying long prayers with much outward piety, they are planning schemes to cheat widows out of their property. Therefore Y┴OHU UL's severest judgment awaits these men.' - Luke 20:46-47, Holy Scriptures

'That is what is meant by the Scriptures which say that no mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things Y┴OHU UL has ready for those who love ha-Molkhi˙l (the King).

But we know about these matters because Y┴OHU UL has sent His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) to tell us, and His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) searches out and shows us all of Y┴OHU UL's deepest secrets.' - 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, Holy Scriptures

Your Character Trait for Today -

FAITHFULNESS which is the opposite of Untruthfulness

Definition:

Doing everything possible to prove myself true to my sacred vow to cherish and to love my marriage partner till death do us part.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Those who do not respect your work and duty assignments disqualify themselves for a closer relationship with you.

Anecdote for Today: Wives Outlive Husbands!

In most families the wife outlives her husband. Widows today outnumber widowers almost four-to-one in the U.S. The chances are almost three-in-five that the wife will survive her husband when both are the same age. When the husband is five years older, the chances are seven-in-ten that this wife will outlive him; and when he is ten years older, the chances rise to eight-in-ten.

Only when the husband is around four years younger than his wife are the chances of survival about the same for both!


How the wrong person becomes the right person after marriage -

It may be that you married one whom Y┴OHU UL never intended for you to marry. However, once you are married, that person becomes the right life partner. You can be sure of this fact because of Y┴OHU UL'S commitment to work through whatever relationships you are in, in order to perfect the character of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in you. (See Philippians 2:13.)

Y┴OHU UL makes it clear throughout Scriptures the He is more concerned about building the character of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in us than in the relationships and activities required to do it. When His character is developed in your life, you will find it reflected in the lives of those around you. This will result in unexpected dimensions of genuine love and enduring peace. (See 1 Corinthians 13:7; Proverbs 16:7.)

It is your privilege and duty unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to love your marriage partner. And scriptural love is not a passing feeling but a spiritual commitment elaborately described as follows - the YAOH┌SHUA kind of love:

'If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them, and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn't love others, I would only be making noise.

If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what benefit would it do?

Even if I had the gift of faith that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love.

If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for proclaiming the Glorious Message but didn't love others, it would be of no value whatever.

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful nor proud, never haughty nor selfish nor rude. Love does not demand its own way.

It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but exults whenever truth wins out.

If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him and always stake your ground in defending him.

All the special gifts and powers from Y┴OHU UL will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy, and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge - these gifts will disappear.

Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor. But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.

It's like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a full-grown man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things.

In the same way, we can see and comprehend only a little about Y┴OHU UL now, as if we were peering at His reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see Him in His completeness, face to face.

Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as Y┴OHU UL sees into my heart right now.

There are three things that remain - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13, Holy Scriptures
(Yaoh˙shua Version)

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, love your own wife. Wife, love your own husband!

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful nor proud, never haughty nor selfish nor rude. Love does not demand its own way.

It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but exults whenever truth wins out.

If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him and always stake your ground in defending him.

There are three things that remain - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love.' - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7;13

Your Character Trait for Today -

FIDELITY which is the opposite of Cheating

Definition:

Being true to my marriage partner in everything and avoiding all kinds of cheating and dishonesty, yes, including all appearances thereof which may arouse evil suspicions.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

People decide their habits, and their habits, upright or bad, determine their future. You are the sum total of all your past decisions. Change your future for the better now!

Anecdote for Today: Bride Had 13 Bullets In Her

Kfar Sava, Israel Ś Zadok Nager, 35, and France Peretz, 28, proving that love conquers all, even the 13 submachine gun bullets he shot into her, were married for the second time.

The couple, who had already divorced each other once, were courting again when Nager suspected his ex-wife of being unfaithful and shot her.

After recovering from the bullet wounds, Miss Peretz paid a visit to Nager in jail, pending his trial for attempted murder. Nager told a district court judge in Tel Aviv, 'She forgives me and we love each other.'

Guarded by two plainclothes policemen, the two were wedded.

Then Nager was escorted back to his prison cell.


How YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y revitalizes what Adam and Khavyßo corrupted -

Y┴OHU UL established the wife's submission and the husband's leadership prior to the fall of Adam and Khavyßo. The very purpose for which Khavyßo was created was to be a help meet to Adam.

In order for a helper to be effective, there must be willing submission to leadership.

When Adam and Khavyßo sinned, two things were corrupted: first, the loving leadership of the husband, and second, the willing submission of the wife. The wife now desires to control her husband, and the husband has a desire for unchallenged authority.

'...the desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee' (Genesis 3:16). At the same time, the wife wants her husband to be a spiritual leader to her, and the husband wants to avoid the responsibility of leadership. These opposing desires produce major conflicts in the marriage.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y came into the world to provide the power and the picture to revive the original marriage relationship. He exemplifies to the wife how to submit to her husband by the way He willingly humbled Himself to the will of Y┴OHU ABÝ. He teaches the husband how to love his wife by the way He laid down His life for the Oholyßo (Congregation).

'Your attitude should be the same that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA had. Though He was 'UL' (Eternal Creator), He did not demand and cling to His rights as 'UL.' On the contrary, He made Himself of no reputation; He took the humble disguise of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form He obediently humbled Himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a stake.

Because of this, Y┴OHU UL raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a 'Sh˙am' (Name) that is above every other name, that at the mention of the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of YAOH┌SHUA every knee must bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is Molkhi˙l, to the glory of Y┴OHU ABÝ, the Father.

Dearest friends, you were always so careful to follow my directives when I was with you. And now that I am away you must be even more careful to put into action Y┴OHU UL's saving work in your lives, obeying Y┴OHU UL with deep reverence and fear.

For Y┴OHU UL is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him. In everything you do, keep away from complaining and arguing, in order that no one can speak a word of blame against you.

You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of Y┴OHU UL in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them.' - Philippians 2:5-15

'Follow Y┴OHU UL's example in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who loved you and gave Himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins.

And Y┴OHU UL was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to Him. Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among Y┴OHU UL's people.

Obscene tales, foolish talk, and coarse jokes Ś these are not for you. On the contrary, let there be gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL. You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL.

For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the alluring things of this world. Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the fierce anger of Y┴OHU UL comes upon all those who disobey Him.

Don't participate in the activities these people do. For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from ha-Molkhi˙l, and your behavior should show it! For this light within you produces only what is noble and right and true.

Try to find out what is pleasing to ha-Molkhi˙l. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; on the contrary, rebuke and expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that wicked people do in secret.

But when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these activities are. And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. This is why it is said,

'Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will give you light.'

So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing kindness in these evil days. Never act thoughtlessly, but try to comprehend what ha-Molkhi˙l wants you to do.

Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. On the contrary, let the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) fill and control you. Then you will sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to ha-Molkhi˙l in your hearts.

And you will always express your gratitude for everything to Y┴OHU ABÝ, the Father, 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to ha-Molkhi˙l. For a husband is the head of his wife same way hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Head of His body, the Oholyßo; He gave His life to be her Savior.

As the Oholyßo submits to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, so you wives must likewise submit to your husbands in everything. And you husbands must love your wives with the same love hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y showed the Oholyßo. He gave up His life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and by Y┴OHU UL's Word.

He did this to present her to Himself as a glorious Oholyßo without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. On the contrary, she will be holy and without a single fault.

In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife.

No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y cares for His body, which is the Oholyßo.

And we are His body. As the Scriptures say, 'A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two are united into one.' This is a great enigma, but it is an object lesson on the way hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and the Oholyßo are one!

So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.' - Ephesians 5

'In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Glorious Message. Your upright lives will speak to them better than any words.

They will be won over by watching your pure, holy behavior. Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so valuable to Y┴OHU UL. That is the way the holy women of old made themselves beautiful.

They relied fully upon Y┴OHU UL and accepted the authority of their husbands.

For example, Soroßh obeyed her husband, Abruhßm, when she called him her head of the house. You are her daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husbands might do.

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with comprehension as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in Y┴OHU UL's gift of new life. If you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 3:1-7

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to ha-Molkhi˙l. For a husband is the head of his wife same way hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Head of His body, the Oholyßo; He gave His life to be her Savior.

As the Oholyßo submits to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, so you wives must likewise submit to your husbands in everything. And you husbands must love your wives with the same love hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y showed the Oholyßo. He gave up His life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and by Y┴OHU UL's Word.

Your Character Trait for Today -

Humility which is the opposite of Stubborn Pride

Definition:

Serving one another in love out of reverence for Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, realizing that whoever serves the most is actually the greatest in Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

You cannot correct what you are unwilling to bravely confront.

Anecdote for Today: Family Of 28 Children Divorced

From an Atlantic City courtroom emerged this unusual news report. True, the wife had left her husband, but it was a 'wholesale' abandonment.

The Italian husband was originally a widower with 17 children. She, also Italian, was originally a widow with 11 children. The wedding made a combined family of 28 children. But it was not one big happy family.

Mrs. de Parsio finally left her husband, taking her 11 children on a truck one night and headed towards Philadelphia. This left Mr. de Parsio with his original 17 children.

The number of broken lives!


Why the wife has more power than her husband -

Most women do not realize that they have more power in the marriage than their husbands have. This is based on the fact that there are two types of power in the world: the power of position, such as the president of a country, and the power of influence, such as those who advise the president. History clearly confirms that those in positions of influence have more power than those who are in positions of authority. The wife is in the position on how to influence. Queen Hodsh˙a (Esther) is an example to the wife on how to influence a ruthless and tyrannical husband. (See the book of Esther.)

Bathsheba showed how to influence a feeble and aged husband. (See 1 Kings 1:11-31.) These and many other wives used their power of influence to direct their husbands. This power is also available to a wife whose husband is abusing her.

There is, however, one requirement that the wife must have - upright and holy attitudes. Very often a husband's reaction is triggered by a wife's wrong attitudes. This is emphasized by Peter when he explains how a believing wife can even win a non-believing husband without a word. (See 1 Kßfos 3:1-4.)

How to live with an unreasonable husband -

Y┴OHU UL commands husbands to love their wives, and wives to reverence their husbands. But how can a wife reverence her husband when he exhibits bad attitudes? The key involves separating the husband's bad attitudes from his Y┴OHU UL given position of authority.

A policeman may have a terrible disposition. That gives no basis to disregard his orders. When a wife separates her husband's personality from his position, she is able to reverence Y┴OHU UL's working through her husband to perfect holy character in her.

CORRECT ATTITUDES -

The admirable and praiseworthy attitudes which Y┴OHU UL expects from and is always pleased to see in His child, a wife or any other subordinate are:

QUIET R┌KHA
(Quiet Spirit)
-

by this is meant that the subordinate must see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil and do no evil to his authorities, because he is not to reckon that he is serving mere human beings but the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself, to Whom all authority in heaven and on earth have been given - the Supreme Ruler of All. Whatever it is, the subordinate is expected to intercede for and in behalf of his/her authorities so Y┴OHU UL can protect his/her authorities from all evil.

'The wicked accuse, the upright defend.' - Proverbs 12:6

And ha-satßn is the accuser of the brethren! (Revelation 12:10).

'Never falsely accuse someone to his employer or authority, lest the authority curse you for your sin.' - Proverbs 30:10

So one must always protect his authorities from all kinds of backbiting, slanders, rumors, defamations and libels. The wise will always protect his authority because he knows that he is Y┴OHU UL's instrument in taking care of his needs. Protect your shield of defense from all the works of darkness!

GRATEFULNESS -

the subordinate must have a heart full of thanksgiving and gratefulness because he knows that he is receiving much more than what he truly deserves. In other words, he must maintain a humble heart. While the proud and stupid does nothing but compare himself with others and believes he is receiving less than what he truly deserves.

If anyone really wants to receive what he rightfully deserves, he should be thrown immediately to sheol (hell), with all his sin, wickedness, greed and lusts. The subordinate must be grateful because Y┴OHU UL is using his human authorities to protect him from hunger, poverty, unemployment, harm and so on.

And your human authorities are Y┴OHU UL's agents in blessing and protecting you and your family. That's why a subordinate must always be grateful and thankful to Y┴OHU UL, and also to his human authorities, as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself.

Now take particular notice to what Y┴OHU UL does to those with ungrateful hearts and attitudes:

'But Y┴OHU UL shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, evil men who push away the truth from them. For the truth about Y┴OHU UL is known to them instinctively; Y┴OHU UL has put this knowledge in their hearts. Since earliest times, people have seen the earth and sky and all Y┴OHU UL made, and have known of His existence and great eternal power. So they will have no excuse when they face Y┴OHU UL at Judgment Day.

Yes, they knew about Him all right, but they wouldn't admit it or worship Him or even thank Him for all His daily care. And after awhile they began to think up silly ideas of what Y┴OHU UL was like and what He wanted them to do. The result was that their stupid minds became dark and confused.

Claiming themselves to be wise without Y┴OHU UL, they became utter fools instead. And then, instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living Y┴OHU UL, they took wood and stone and made idols for themselves, carving them to look like mere birds and animals and snakes and puny men.'

So Y┴OHU UL let them go ahead into every sort of sexual sin, and do whatever they wanted to - yes, vile and sinful things with each other's bodies. Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about Y┴OHU UL, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they prayed to the things Y┴OHU UL made, but wouldn't obey the blessed Y┴OHU UL Who made these things.

That is why Y┴OHU UL let go of them and let them do all these evil things, so that even their women turned against Y┴OHU UL's natural plan for them and indulged in sex sin with each other.

And the men, instead of having a normal sexual relationship with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing abominable things with other men and, as a result, getting paid within their own souls with the penalty they so richly deserved.

So it was that when they gave Y┴OHU UL up and would not even acknowledge Him, Y┴OHU UL gave them up to doing everything their evil minds could think of. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness and sin, of greed and hate, envy, murder, fighting, lying, bitterness and gossip.

They were backbiters, haters of Y┴OHU UL, insolent, proud braggarts, always thinking of new ways of sinning and continually being disobedient to their parents. They tried to misunderstand, broke their promises, and were heartless - without natural affections, pitiless.

They were fully aware of Y┴OHU UL's death penalty for these crimes, yet they went right ahead and did them anyway, and encouraged others to do them, too.' - Romans 1:18-32, Holy Scriptures.

So to be always grateful, thankful and appreciative of Y┴OHU UL's lovingkindness and blessings is one trait which Y┴OHU UL rewards bountifully and richly.

LOYALTY -

faithfulness, fidelity, devotion and truthfulness in serving your human authorities, as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself. Those subordinates who serve their authorities with utmost loyalty and truthfulness are always blessed, no matter what happens.

Those who are disloyal and are traitors to their authorities are always cursed, whichever way events turn.

In prosperity and victory, the authority will always give the best and the most to those who are loyal among his subordinates.

In defeat and loss, the authority will do whatever best he can to still help and protect the loyal subordinates, and when times of recovery come, all the more, the loyal subordinates will be highly rewarded because they proved their loyalty all throughout.

Loyalty means remaining on the side of one's authorities in cases of conflicts. It also means being a trustworthy orderly to those whom one is serving.

On the other hand, disloyalty means the exact opposite of being faithful to those Y┴OHU UL has put in positions of power as His instruments of protecting subordinates. Disloyal subordinates commit treachery, treason, betrayal and rebellion against those whom they are supposed to respect and obey.

No sensible person in authority will receive a known disloyal person into his confidence. And if ever, only to use him against his competitors or enemies, and then dump him. What person in authority, in his sound mind, would hire or take into his confidence someone who has been proven to be capable of betraying his employer or authority after having been receiving all the salaries and benefits from him to feed his family throughout the years?

Cursed is the future of the disloyal subordinate, child, employee or wife. While the loyal and truthful, faithful worker succeeds!

Remember Judas Ish-Kerioth and his ultimate end to avoid imitating him. But Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) the Beloved, was loved because of his proven fidelity, faithfulness and loyalty to the King of kings - YAOH┌SHUA, till the end....

Remember, almost all of the big employers in this world are in dire need of people, not only of proven abilities, but of proven character, virtue, loyalty, faithfulness and honesty. Loyal subordinates are valuable employees who are indeed rare to find these days. And they receive the best from their employers. Now you know the real reason why.... Y┴OHU UL's words always are effectual, wherever and whenever applied correctly.

'The integrity of the upright guides them, but the disloyal are destroyed by their duplicity.' - Proverbs 11:3

'From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with fine things, but the unfaithful (disloyal) have a craving for violence.' - Proverbs 13:2

'Sound comprehension wins favor, but the way of the disloyal (traitor) is hard.' - Proverbs 13:15

'There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.' - Proverbs 14:12

'A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.' - Proverbs 17:2

'Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a real faithful (loyal) person who can find? - Proverbs 20:6

'The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the disloyal (unfaithful) for the upright.' - Proverbs 21:18

'The eyes of Y┴OHU UL keep watch over knowledge, but He frustrates the words of the unfaithful.' - Proverbs 22:12

'A faithful (loyal) person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich (through disloyalty) will not go unpunished.' - Proverbs 28:20

'The accomplice of the thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify.' - Proverbs 29:24

REVERENCE -

respect, deference, honoring and always showing a courteous, polite and dutiful demeanor when serving one's authorities. Of course there is a difference between the respect, reverence, honor and deference that is only due Y┴OHU UL being the Most High and to that to be given to your human authorities, realizing that they are Y┴OHU UL's instruments to protect and bless you. Give unto your human authorities what is due them but reserve the best and the most for Y┴OHU UL.

Remember, you are to show all these virtues as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself, and you are not to do these like unto mere human beings. The 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' will lead you into all truth as to the fine line between respect for human authorities and worship of mere men. Please read on for more detailed explanations regarding this. Narrow is the way which leads to life and only a few find it....

SERVANT R┌KHA
(Servant Spirit)
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willingness and readiness to serve, to help, to be kind and supportive at all times, knowing that you are doing all the servitude unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Whom you really are serving, and your human authority being Y┴OHU UL's instrument in developing in you and training you to acquire the most-valuable character qualities in a person that are very pleasing in His sight.

There is no weather, time nor place that will stop you from serving the needs of your human authorities, once given the order. You are reliable, trustworthy, punctual and always available whenever your services are needed.

Y┴OHU UL is not looking for people with abilities but those who are available to serve Him, likewise true with your human authorities. Abilities and talents can be taught and given, while the more important qualities of a person's moral fiber and character are much more valuable than worldly riches.

'Don't be selfish; don't live to make a fine impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't just think of your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.'

Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah, Who, though He was the Eternal Himself, did not demand and cling to His rights as Omnipotent, but laid aside His mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a servant and becoming like men. And He humbled Himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal's death on the stake.

'Yet it was because of this that Y┴OHU UL raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a Name which is above every other name, that at the Name of YAOH┌SHUA every knee shall bow in heaven, on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is King, to the glory of Y┴OHU ABÝ, the Father.' - Philippians 2:3-11, Holy Scriptures.

Subordinates will always get the kind of authorities they deserve. If the citizens of any country are dishonest, lazy, idolatrous, adulterous and drunkards, then surely they will elect and choose the kind of leadership that reflects their character and wants. Or they will choose (voluntarily or not) to be subjected to rigid and authoritarian regimes which will be best suited to combat the excesses and laziness of the people.

Y┴OHU UL's decisions regarding these are what actually transpire in the overall history of every nation - with the end in view of promoting fine virtues among the citizenry and combating evil, especially among the youth and the rebellious.

'With the measure that you use, it will be measured back to you' - said the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA.

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful nor proud, never haughty nor selfish nor rude. Love does not demand its own way.

It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but exults whenever truth wins out.

If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him and always stake your ground in defending him.

There are three things that remain - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love.' - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7;13

Your Character Trait for Today -

Meekness which is the opposite of Insolence

Definition:

Fully realizing that if my behavior and attitudes are pleasing to Y┴OHU UL, He makes even my enemies (my own real husband or my own real wife and my own real children) to be at peace with me.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Never reinterpret the true scriptural doctrines just to accommodate and excuse a personal tragedy, or a divorce and the subsequent adulterous remarriage.

Anecdote for Today: Fifty Wives and a Shy Man

Some years ago, the most married man in the world was found in Yugoslavia. It happened this way: A young woman confided to her girl cousin of her impending marriage to a man. The bridegroom was so shy and timid that he wanted to keep the marriage a secret.

The cousin became curious. She took a glimpse of the bridegroom after the secret wedding, and recognized him as her own husband. He had also married her secretly, claiming to be shy and timid.

That was only a beginning. A total of 50 women came forward and claimed that he had individually married them. In each case, he was the same bashful bridegroom.

They called him Ivanhoe the Terrible, breaker of women's hearts. He was a traveling salesman, going from wife to wife by plane, supporting all 50 of them, with the explanation to each that his duties as a traveling salesman kept him away so much of the time.

They put him in jail, and he begged to remain there. He'd rather be sent to prison than face those fifty wives!


Why gratefulness is the key to a happy marriage -

The importance of gratefulness cannot be overemphasized. It is the basis of happiness. An unhappy wife is a public rebuke to her husband. Her sad countenance proclaims the message, 'See what a failure my husband is; he doesn't know how to meet my needs.' On the other hand, a happy wife is a credit to her husband.

The basic cause of unhappiness is unfulfilled expectations. Prior to marriage, a wife usually has a list of expectations for her husband. If he fulfills the expectations, everything is fine; but if the fails to fulfill some of them, the wife becomes hurt and disappointed. In reality, this makes the husband a prisoner of his wife's expectations.

In response, the husband will tend to do all he can to reduce the number of expectations his wife has for him. He wants her to expect as little as possible in order that he can go beyond her expectations and receive her admiration.

It is a wise wife who will give her expectations to Y┴OHU UL. By giving them to Y┴OHU UL, she frees Him to work through her husband to meet her needs. She can then say with confidence, 'My soul, wait thou only upon Y┴OHU UL; for my expectation is from Him' (TehillÝm 62:5).

Men are drawn to a grateful spirit. Equally repulsive is their reaction to an ungrateful or demanding spirit from wives who don't know the meaning of contentment and satisfaction.

Scriptural Passages -

'I will express my gratitude to Y┴OHU UL because of His uprightness and will sing praise to the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha (the Most High).' - TehillÝm 7:17

'Y┴OHU UL is my power and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for gladness and I will express my gratitude unto Him in a song.' - TehillÝm 28:7

'That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Y┴OHU UL my King, I will be grateful to You forever.' - TehillÝm 30:12

'We express our gratefulness to You, O Y┴OHU UL, we are grateful, for Your 'Sh˙am' (Name) is close by; people tell of Your wonderful deeds.' - TehillÝm 75:1

'Hodayßo (thanks) be to Y┴OHU UL for His indescribable gift!' - 2 Corinthians 9:15

'Always giving 'hodayßo' to Y┴OHU ABÝ, the Father, for everything, in the 'Sh˙am' of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Ephesians 5:20

'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all 'beh hol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, giving 'hodayßo' to Y┴OHU ABÝ, the Father, through Him.' - Colossians 3:17

'Give 'hodayßo' in all predicaments, for this is Y┴OHU UL's will for you in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - 1 Thess. 5:18

'For holiness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many stupid and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and doom.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

But you, O man of Y┴OHU UL, flee from all this, and pursue uprightness, holiness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Fight the noble fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your worthy confession in the presence of many witnesses.

In the sight of Y┴OHU UL, Who gives life to everything, and of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who while testifying before Pontius Pilate gave the noble confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, which Y┴OHU UL will bring about in His own time - Y┴OHU UL, the blessed sole Ruler, the King of kings and Ruler of rulers, Who alone is immortal and Who lives in unapproachable light, Whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amnßo.

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so insecure, but to put their hope in Y┴OHU UL, Who richly provides us with everything for our delight.

Command them to do right, to be rich in kind deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, in order that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-19

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'For holiness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many stupid and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and doom.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

But you, O man of Y┴OHU UL, flee from all this, and pursue uprightness, holiness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Fight the noble fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your worthy confession in the presence of many witnesses.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-12

Your Character Trait for Today -

Gratefulness which is the opposite of Ingratitude

Definition:

Expressing to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and to others, in ways more than mere words, how they have benefited my life.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

A husband will go where he is appreciated and respected, but will avoid places where he is merely tolerated.

Anecdote for Today: Wife's Imaginary List

At her Golden Wedding anniversary celebration, my grandmother told guests the secret of her happy marriage: 'On my wedding day, I decided to make a list of ten of my husband's faults which, for the sake of our marriage, I would always overlook.'

As the guests were leaving, a young matron whose marriage had recently been in difficulties asked my grandmother what some of the faults were that she had seen fit to overlook.

Grandmother said, 'To tell you the truth, my dear, I never did get around completely itemizing them. But whenever my husband did something that made me hopping mad, I would say to myself, 'Fine for him, that's one of the ten!''


What really fulfills a wife -

Every person finds his or her identity, not by doing what they want to do, but by discovering and fulfilling the purpose for which Y┴OHU UL made them. Y┴OHU UL made a wife to be a help meet to her husband. She will find true fulfillment in developing a servant's spirit. What is meant by a servant's spirit? It means becoming excited about an attitude. And is severely tested and proven when she is actually treated like one. The paradox is that the more a wife serves to make her husband successful, the more freedom and authority will be given to her.

Y┴OHU-saf (Joseph) exemplified this when he served in Potiphar's house. He began as a slave, but soon was in charge of the whole household. YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y also exemplified this principle during His earthly service. 'And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death on the stake . Wherefore Y┴OHU UL also had highly exalted Him, and given Him a 'Sh˙am' (Name) which is above every name.'

Scriptural support -

'Now when Y┴OHU-saf arrived in Egypt with the IshmaulÝte traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, a member of the personal staff of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Potiphar was the captain of the palace guard.

Y┴OHU UL was with Y┴OHU-saf and blessed him greatly as he served in the home of his Egyptian employer. Potiphar noticed this and realized that Y┴OHU UL was with Y┴OHU-saf, giving him success in everything he did.

So Y┴OHU-saf naturally became quite a favorite with him. Potiphar soon put Y┴OHU-saf in charge of his whole household and delegated all his business dealings to him.

From the day Y┴OHU-saf was put in charge, Y┴OHU UL began to bless Potiphar for Y┴OHU-saf's sake. All his household affairs began to run smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished.

So Potiphar gave Y┴OHU-saf complete managerial responsibility over everything he owned. With Y┴OHU-saf there, he didn't have a worry in the world, except to decide what he wanted to eat!

Now Y┴OHU-saf was a very handsome and well-built young man. And about this time, Potiphar's wife began to desire him and invited him to sleep with her. But Y┴OHU-saf refused. 'Look,' he told her, 'my boss trusts me with everything in his whole household. No one here has more authority than I do! He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I ever do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against Y┴OHU UL.'

She kept putting pressure on him day after day, but he refused to sleep with her, and he kept out of her way as much as possible. One day, however, no one else was around when he was carrying out his work inside the house.

She came and grabbed him by his shirt, demanding, 'Come to bed with me!' Y┴OHU-saf tore himself away, but as he did, his shirt came off. She was left holding it as he ran from the house.

When she saw that she had his shirt and that he had fled, she began screaming. Soon all the men around the place came rushing in. 'My husband has brought this Hebrew slave here to insult us!' she sobbed. 'He tried to rape me, but I screamed. When he heard my loud cries, he ran and left his shirt behind with me.'

She kept the shirt with her, and when her husband came home that night, she told him her report. 'That Hebrew slave you've had around here tried to make a fool of me,' she said. 'I was rescued only by my screams. He ran out, leaving his shirt behind!'

After hearing his wife's report, Potiphar was furious! He took Y┴OHU-saf and threw him into the prison where the king's prisoners were held. But Y┴OHU UL was with Y┴OHU-saf there, too, and He granted Y┴OHU-saf favor with the chief jailer.

Before long, the jailer put Y┴OHU-saf in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. The chief jailer had no more worries after that, because Y┴OHU-saf took care of everything. Y┴OHU UL was with him, making everything run smoothly and successfully.

Some time later, Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended him. Pharaoh became very angry with these officials, and he put them in the prison where Y┴OHU-saf was, in the palace of Potiphar, the captain of the guard. They remained in prison for quite some time, and Potiphar assigned Y┴OHU-saf to take care of them.

One night the cup-bearer and the baker each had a dream, and each dream had its own meaning. The next morning Y┴OHU-saf noticed the dejected look on their faces. 'Why do you look so worried today?' he asked.

And they replied, 'We both had dreams last night, but there is no one here to tell us what they mean.'

'Interpreting dreams is Y┴OHU UL's business,' Y┴OHU-saf replied. 'Tell me what you saw.'

The cup-bearer told his dream first. 'In my dream,' he said, 'I saw a vine in front of me. It had three branches that began to bud and blossom, and soon there were bunches of ripe grapes. I was holding Pharaoh's wine cup in my hand, so I took the grapes and squeezed the juice into it. Then I placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand.'

'I know what the dream means,' Y┴OHU-saf said. 'The three branches mean three days. Within three days Pharaoh will take you out of prison and return you to your former job as his chief cup-bearer. And please have some pity on me when you are back in his favor. Mention me to Pharaoh, and ask him to let me out of here. For I was kidnapped from my homeland, the land of the Hebrews, and now I'm here in jail, but I did nothing to deserve it.'

When the chief baker saw that the first dream had such a pleasant meaning, he told his dream to Y┴OHU-saf, too. 'In my dream,' he said, 'there were three baskets of baked delicacies on my head. In the top basket were all kinds of bakery items for Pharaoh, but the birds came and ate them.'

'I'll tell you what it means,' Y┴OHU-saf told him. 'The three baskets mean three days. Three days from now Pharaoh will cut off your head and impale your body on a pole. Then birds will come and peck away at your flesh.'

Pharaoh's birthday came three days later, and he gave a banquet for all his officials and household staff. He sent for his chief cup- bearer and chief baker, and they were brought to him from the prison.

He then returned the chief cup-bearer to his former rank, but he condemned the chief baker to be impaled on a pole, just as Y┴OHU-saf had predicted. Pharaoh's cup-bearer, however, promptly ignored all about Y┴OHU-saf, never giving him another thought.

Two years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was arisen by the bank of the Nile River. In his dream, seven fat, healthy-looking cows surprisingly came up out of the river and began grazing along its bank. Then seven other cows came up from the river, but these were very ugly and gaunt. These cows went over and arose beside the fat cows. Then the thin, ugly cows ate the fat ones! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.

Soon he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain on one stalk, with every kernel well formed and plump. Then surprisingly, seven more heads appeared on the stalk, but these were shriveled and withered by the east wind. And these shriveled thin heads swallowed up the seven plump, well-formed heads! Then Pharaoh woke up again and realized it was a dream.

The next morning, as he thought about it, Pharaoh became very concerned as to what the dreams might mean. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt and told them about his dreams, but not one of them could suggest what they meant. Then the king's cup-bearer spoke up.

'Today I have been reminded of my failure,' he said. 'Some time ago, you were angry with the chief baker and me, and you imprisoned us in the palace of the captain of the guard. One night the chief baker and I each had a dream, and each dream had a meaning. We told the dreams to a young Hebrew man who was a servant of the captain of the guard. He told us what each of our dreams meant, and everything happened just as he said it would. I was put back to my job as cup-bearer, and the chief baker was executed and impaled on a pole.'

Pharaoh sent for Y┴OHU-saf at once, and he was brought hastily from the dungeon. After a quick shave and change of clothes, he went in and arose in Pharaoh's presence.

'I had a dream last night,' Pharaoh told him, 'and none of these men can tell me what it means. But I have heard that you can interpret dreams, and that is why I have called for you.'

'It is beyond my power to do this,' Y┴OHU-saf replied. 'But Y┴OHU UL will tell you what it means and will set you at ease.'

So Pharaoh told him the dream. 'I was arisen by the bank of the Nile River,' he said. 'Surprisingly, seven fat, healthy-looking cows came up out of the river and began grazing along its bank. But then seven other cows came up from the river. They were very thin and gaunt - in fact, I've never seen such ugly animals in all the land of Egypt. These gaunt thin, ugly cows ate up the seven fat ones that had come out of the river first, but afterward they were still as ugly and gaunt as before! Then I woke up.

'A little later I had another dream. This time there were seven heads of grain on one stalk, and all seven heads were plump and full. Then out of the same stalk came seven withered heads, shriveled by the east wind. And the withered heads swallowed up the plump ones! I recounted these dreams to my magicians, but not one of them could tell me what they mean.'

'Both dreams mean the same thing,' Y┴OHU-saf told Pharaoh. 'Y┴OHU UL was telling you what He is about to do. The seven fat cows and the seven plump heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity. The seven thin, ugly cows and the seven withered heads of grain represent seven years of famine. This will happen just as I have described it, for Y┴OHU UL has shown you what He is about to do.

The next seven years will be a period of great prosperity throughout the land of Egypt. But afterward there will be seven years of famine so great that all the prosperity will be unrecalled and wiped out. Famine will scorch the land. This famine will be so severed that even the memory of the bountiful years will be erased.

As for having the dream twice, it means that the matter has been decreed by Y┴OHU UL and that He will make these events happen soon.

'My recommendation is that you find the wisest man in Egypt and put him in charge of a nationwide program. Let Pharaoh appoint officials over the land, and let them collect one-fifth of all the crops during the seven prosperous years.

Have them gather all the food and grain of these bountiful years into the royal warehouses, and keep it away in order that there will be food in the cities. That way there will be enough to eat when the seven years of famine come. Otherwise calamity will surely hit the land, and all the people will die.'

Y┴OHU-saf's recommendations were well received by Pharaoh and his advisers. As they discussed who should be appointed for the job, Pharaoh said, 'Who could do it better than Y┴OHU-saf? For he is a man who is obviously filled with the Spirit of Y┴OHU UL.'

Turning to Y┴OHU-saf, Pharaoh said, 'Since Y┴OHU UL has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, you are the wisest man in the land! I hereby appoint you to direct this project. You will manage my household and organize all my people. Only I will have a rank higher than yours.'

And Pharaoh said to Y┴OHU-saf, 'I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.' Then Pharaoh placed his own signet ring on Y┴OHU-saf's finger as a symbol of his authority. He dressed him in beautiful clothing and placed the royal gold chain about his neck.

Pharaoh also gave Y┴OHU-saf the chariot of his second-in-command, and wherever he went the command was hollered, 'Bow down!' So Y┴OHU-saf was put in charge of all Egypt. And Pharaoh said to Y┴OHU-saf, 'I am the king, but no one will move a hand or a foot in the entire land of Egypt without your approval.'

Pharaoh renamed him Zaphenath-paneah and gave him a wife - a young woman named Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis.

So Y┴OHU-saf took charge of the entire land of Egypt. He was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Y┴OHU-saf left Pharaoh's presence, he made a tour of inspection throughout the land.

And sure enough, for the next seven years there were bumper crops everywhere. During those years, Y┴OHU-saf took a portion of all the crops grown in Egypt and stored them for the government in nearby cities.

After seven years, the granaries were filled to overflowing. There was so much grain, like sand upon the shore, that the people could not keep track of the amount.

During this time, before the arrival of the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Y┴OHU-saf and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis.

Y┴OHU-saf named his older son Manasseh, for he said, 'Y┴OHU UL has made me not to recall all my troubles and the family of my father.'

Y┴OHU-saf named his second son Ephraim, for he said, 'Y┴OHU UL has made me fruitful in this land of my suffering.' - Genesis 39-41:52

'Do you find any encouragement from belonging to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y? Any comfort from His love? Any fellowship together in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit)? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose.

Don't be selfish; don't live to make a fine impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't think only about your own affairs, but be on the lookout to help others, too.

Your attitude should be the same that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA had. Though He was the Eternal Creator Himself, He did not demand and cling to His rights as Omnipotent Creator.

He made Himself nothing; He took the humble disguise of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form He obediently humbled Himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a pole.

Because of this, Y┴OHU UL raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a 'Sh˙am' (Name) that is above every other name; that at the mention of the 'Sh˙am' (Name) YAOH┌SHUA every knee must bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is Molkhi˙l, to the glory of Y┴OHU ABÝ (the Father).

Dearest friends, you were always so careful to follow my directives when I was with you. And now that I am away you must be even more careful to put into action Y┴OHU UL's saving work in your lives, obeying Y┴OHU UL with deep reverence and holy fear. For Y┴OHU UL is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.

In everything you do, keep away from complaining and arguing, in order that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of Y┴OHU UL in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people.

Let your lives shine brightly before them. Hold tightly to the word of life, in order that when hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y returns, I will be proud that I did not lose the race and that my work was not useless.

But even if my life is to be poured out like a drink offering to complete the sacrifice of your faithful service (that is, if I am to die for you), I will be glad, and I want to share my gladness with all of you. And you should be happy about this and exult with me!' - Philippians 2:1-18

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, serving and obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Your attitude should be the same that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA had. Though He was the Eternal Creator Himself, He did not demand and cling to His rights as Omnipotent Creator.

He made Himself nothing; He took the humble disguise of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form He obediently humbled Himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a pole.

Because of this, Y┴OHU UL raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a 'Sh˙am' (Name) that is above every other name; that at the mention of the 'Sh˙am' (Name) YAOH┌SHUA every knee must bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is Molkhi˙l, to the glory of Y┴OHU ABÝ (the Father).' - Philippians 2:5-11

Your Character Trait for Today -

Subservience which is the opposite of Authoritativeness

Definition:

Serving those whom Y┴OHU UL has given around me to develop YAOH┌SHUA-like character traits in me, realizing that the acid test of my having a servant spirit is when I am actually treated like one by those around me, knowing this: that if I always humble myself, Y┴OHU UL will lift me up and reward me with prosperity and promotion.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you make happen for others, Y┴OHU UL will likewise make happen for you.

Anecdote for Today: He Tried to Create the Perfect Wife!

This information comes, as you might expect, from a divorce court. The would-be creator of the ideal mate was a psychologist and psychoanalyst. He was fifty-two, thirty years older than the wife whom he sought to endow with all perfections for matrimony.

In a Los Angeles court it was told how the psychologist, Doctor Negri, molded the young womanĺs mind and guided her thoughts, to make her the perfect wife. Then he married her - and once the wedding ring was on her finger, the psychoanalysis didnĺt seem to work so well.

The scientific doctor charged that the perfect wife refused to wash the dishes. She would not sweep the house. Often the doctor had to take care of the baby.

The wife counter-charged that the psychoanalyzing doctor was not so perfect as a husband. She declared that although he made ten thousand dollars a year, he gave her only twenty-five cents a day for spending money.

That was what happened to the marriage of the psychoanalyzing psychologist and the perfect wife that he created.

The doctor explained the reason. He said that when he began out on the miracle, he made just one mistake - he overlooked to psychoanalyze himself!


The power of appeal with a quiet 'r˙kha' (spirit) -

'A wise woman builds her house; a foolish woman tears her own down with her own hands.' - Proverbs 14:1

A foolish wife who usurps the authority of her husband and takes matters into her own hands is actually ruining her own house. What Y┴OHU UL really wants the wife to learn is how to make an appeal to Him and to her husband in a humble, wise and submissive way.

Another attitude which pleases Y┴OHU UL much is the wife having a quiet 'r˙kha' or spirit - filled with trust, confidence in Y┴OHU UL thus dispelling any kind of fear or worry in regard to her family and future.

Having a quiet 'r˙kha' (spirit) does not mean that the wife must simply let tragedies and ruin happen around her. On the contrary, the wife is expected to identify her own responsibilities unto Y┴OHU UL and her husband, then do them by Y┴OHU UL's power and wisdom, coupled with respectful, prayerful and humble appeals to her husband to ensure proper implementation of her duties and responsibilities.

In cases where laws of the land are being broken, the wife must appeal to those in higher authorities, if the husband refuses to make the required correction or apply the necessary remedial measures.

Y┴OHU UL wants that His handmaiden be always firm in faith and must diligently fulfill her daily responsibilities and duties by His power. The secret of her authority is not so much in her husband as it is in Y┴OHU UL.

An upright woman can depend upon Y┴OHU UL to change the mind, heart and attitude of her husband. This was the secret of Soroßh. Her full trust was in Y┴OHU UL, not merely in Abruhßm.

'For after this manner is the old time the holy women also, who relied upon Y┴OHU UL, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Soroßh obeyed Abruhßm, calling him Ëdmaor.' (1 Kßfos 3:5-6).

'Anyone who wants to be My follower must love Me far more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters - yes, more than his own life - otherwise, he cannot be My disciple. And no one can be My disciple who does not carry his own stake and follow Me.' - Luke 14:26-27, Holy Scriptures.

'Those who welcome you are welcoming Me. And those who reject you are rejecting Me. And those who reject Me are rejecting Y┴OHU UL Who sent Me.' - Luke 10:16

It is also noteworthy to mention at this point that a subordinate (wife) must know the unspoken wishes of her authority (husband). One's authority might say one thing to test the subordinate's real intentions and character, but actually desire another thing in his heart and mind.

A clear scriptural example is what transpired between UliY┴OHU and Ulish˙a (Elijah and Elisha, in modern adulterated translations):

'Now the time came for Y┴OHU UL to take UliY┴OHU to heaven - by means of a whirlwind! UliY┴OHU said to Ulish˙a as they left Gilgal, 'Remain here, for Y┴OHU UL has told me to go to Bayit-Ul.'

But Ulish˙a replied, 'I swear to Y┴OHU UL that I won't leave you!' So they went on together to Bayit-Ul.

There the young prophets of Bayit-Ul Seminary came out to meet them and asked Ulish˙a, 'Did you know that Y┴OHU UL is going to take UliY┴OHU away from you today?'

'Quiet!' Ulish˙a snapped. 'Of course I know it.'

'Then UliY┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'Please stay here in Bayit-Ul, for Y┴OHU UL has sent me to Yericho.'

But Ulish˙a replied again, 'I swear to Y┴OHU UL I won't leave you.' So they went on together to Yericho.

Then the students at Yericho Seminary came to Ulish˙a and asked him, 'Do you know that Y┴OHU UL is going to take away your authority today?'

'Will you please be quiet?' he commanded. 'Of course I know it!'

Then UliY┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'Please stay here, for Y┴OHU UL has sent me to the Yardayßn River.'

But Ulish˙a replied as before, 'I swear to Y┴OHU UL that I won't leave you.'

So they went on together and arose by the side of the Yardayßn River as fifty of the young prophets watched from afar.

Then UliY┴OHU folded his cloak together and hit the water with it; and the river divided and they went through on dry ground!

When they arrived on the other side UliY┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'What wish shall I grant you before I am taken away?'

And Ulish˙a replied, 'Please grant me twice as much prophetic power as you have had.'

'You have asked a hard thing,' UliY┴OHU replied. 'If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won't.'

As they were walking along, talking, quickly a chariot of fire, drawn by horses of fire, appeared and drove between them, separating them, and UliY┴OHU was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.

Ulish˙a saw it and cried out, 'My father! My father! The Chariot of Yaoshor˙l and the charioteers!'

As they disappeared from sight he tore his robe. Then he picked up UliY┴OHU's cloak and returned to the bank of the Yardayßn River, and hit the water with it.

'Where is Y┴OHU UL of UliY┴OHU?' he cried out. And the water parted and Ulish˙a went through!

When the young prophets of Yericho saw what had happened, they exclaimed, 'The spirit of UliY┴OHU rests upon Ulish˙a!' And they went to meet him and greeted him respectfully.' - 2 Kings 2:1-15 Holy Scriptures

On the other hand, here's another concrete scriptural example of how Y┴OHU UL deals with the disobedient and those who usurp authority by taking matters into their own hands:

'One day Samu-Ul said to Sha˙l, 'I crowned you King of Yaoshor˙l because Y┴OHU UL told me to. Now be sure that you obey Him.''

'Here is His command to you: 'I have determined to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for refusing to allow My people to cross their territory when Yaoshor˙l came from Egypt. Now go and completely annihilate the entire Amalek nation - men, women, babies, little children, oxen, sheep, camels, and donkeys.''

So Sha˙l mobilized his army at Telaim. There were two hundred thousand troops in addition to ten thousand men from YAOH┌-dah. The Amalekites were camped in the valley below them.

Sha˙l sent a message to the Kenites, telling them to get out from among the Amalekites of else die with them. 'For you were kind to the people of Yaoshor˙l when they came out of the land of Egypt,' he explained. So the Kenites packed up and left.

Then Sha˙l butchered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt. He captured Agag, the king of the Amalekites, but killed everyone else. However, Sha˙l and his men kept the best of the sheep and oxen and the fattest of the lambs - everything, in fact, that appealed to them. They ruined only what was worthless or of poor quality.

Then Y┴OHU UL said to Samu-Ul, 'I am sorry that I ever made Sha˙l King, for he has again refused to obey Me.'

Samu-Ul was so deeply moved when he heard what Y┴OHU UL was saying, that he cried to Y┴OHU UL all night. Early the next morning he went out to find Sha˙l. Someone said that he had gone to Mount Carmel to erect a monument to himself, and had then gone on to Gilgal.

When Samu-Ul finally found him, Sha˙l greeted him cheerfully. 'Hi there,' he said. 'Well, I have carried out Y┴OHU UL's command!''

'Then what was all the bleating of sheep and lowing of oxen I heard?' Samu-Ul demanded.

'It's true that the army spared the best of the sheep and oxen,' Sha˙l admitted,' but they are going to sacrifice them to Y┴OHU your UL; and we have annihilated everything else.'

Then Samu-Ul said to Sha˙l, 'Stop! Hearken to what Y┴OHU UL told me last night!'

'What was it?' Sha˙l asked.

And Samu-Ul told him, 'When you didn't think much of yourself, Y┴OHU UL made you the King of Yaoshor˙l. And He sent you on an errand and told you, 'Go and completely annihilate the sinners, the Amalekites, until they are all dead.''

'Then why didn't you obey Y┴OHU UL? Why did you rush for the loot and do exactly what Y┴OHU UL said not to?'

'But I have obeyed Y┴OHU UL,' Sha˙l adamantly exclaimed. 'I did what He told me to; and I brought King Agag but killed everyone else. And it was only when my troops demanded it that I let them keep the best of the sheep and oxen and loot to sacrifice to Y┴OHU UL.'

Samu-Ul replied, 'Has Y┴OHU UL as much pleasure in your burnt offerings and sacrifices as in your obedience? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. He is much more particular about your obeying Him than in you offering the fat of ram to Him.'

'For rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. And now because you have rejected the word of Y┴OHU UL, He has rejected you from being King.'

'I have sinned,' Sha˙l finally admitted. 'Yes, I have disobeyed your directives and the command of Y┴OHU UL, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded. Oh, please pardon my sin now and go with me to worship Y┴OHU UL.'

But Samu-Ul replied, 'It's no use! Since you have rejected the command of Y┴OHU UL, He has rejected you from being the King of Yaoshor˙l.'

As Samu-Ul turned to go, Sha˙l grabbed at him to try to hold him back, and tore his robe. And Samu-Ul said to him, 'See? Y┴OHU UL has torn the kingdom of Yaoshor˙l from you today and has given it to a countryman of yours who is better than you are. And He Who is the Glory of Yaoshor˙l is not lying, nor will He change His mind, for He is not an ordinary man!'

Then Sha˙l pleaded again, 'I have sinned; but oh, at least honor me before the leaders and before my people by going with me to worship Y┴OHU your UL.'

So Samu-Ul finally agreed and went with him. Then Samu-Ul said, 'Bring King Agag to me.' Agag arrived all full of smiles, for he thought, 'Surely the worst is over and I have been spared!'

But Samu-Ul said, 'As your sword has killed the sons of many mothers, now your mother shall be childless.' And Samu-Ul chopped him in pieces before Y┴OHU UL at Gilgal. Then Samu-Ul went home to Ramah, and Sha˙l returned to Gibe-ah.

Samu-Ul never saw Sha˙l again, but he mourned continually for him; and Y┴OHU UL was sorry that he had ever made Sha˙l King of Yaoshor˙l.' - 1 Samu-Ul 15:1-35, Holy Scriptures.

In serving one's authorities, Y┴OHU UL expects that each one must use whatever talents and abilities he has to the fullest in rendering excellent services towards those Y┴OHU UL gave for his protection. To the one who serves diligently and faithfully, promotions, bonuses, higher incomes and other privileges are given as rewards.

But to those who do not use their abilities to the fullest, or for those who serve slothfully and with murmurings, demotions, inflations, expulsions, layoffs or suspensions are the penalties meted out. No one can outwit or cheat the unseen Highest Authority of All - Y┴OHU UL.

Y┴OHU UL also expects that subordinates not merely do their duties but to exceed and excel in whatever eventuality they are in serving Him. Going the second mile is the best, if one wants to be praised and highly-rewarded by Y┴OHU UL, through human authorities.

'To whom much is given much is required....' as it is written.

'When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, he doesn't just sit down and eat, but first prepares his boss's meal and serves him his dinner before he eats his own. And he is not even thanked, for he is merely doing what he is supposed to do. Just so, if you merely obey Me, you should not think of yourselves worthy of praise. For you have simply done your duty!' - Luke 17:7-9, Holy Scriptures.

'If the military demand that you carry their gear for a mile, carry it two.' - Matthew 5:41, Holy Scriptures.

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, serving and obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Has Y┴OHU UL as much pleasure in your burnt offerings and sacrifices as in your obedience? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. He is much more particular about your obeying Him than in you offering the fat of ram to Him!'

For rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. And now because you have rejected the word of Y┴OHU UL, He has rejected you from being King.' - 1 Samu-Ul 15:22-23

Your Character Trait for Today -

Obedience which is the opposite of Self-Willfulness

Definition:

Gladly and excellently doing my daily duties and responsibilities as unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and not merely unto men, always carrying out His will and not mine, knowing that He is actually Who I am dutifully serving every moment of my day.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

What you respect, you will attract.

Anecdote for Today: General's Wish Was a Command

During the War Between the States, General Lee one day sent word to Slonewall Jackson that the next time he rode in the direction of headquarters the Commander-in-Chief would be glad to see him on a matter of no great importance.

General Jackson received the message and immediately prepared to leave the next morning. Rising very early, he rode the eight miles to Lee's headquarters against a tempest of wind and snow, and arrived just as Lee was finishing breakfast.

Much surprised, Lee inquired why Jackson had come through such a inclement weather.

General Jackson replied: 'But you said that you wished to see me. General Lee's slightest wish is a supreme command to me!'


True love begins with a committed decision, not an emotion.

Y┴OHU UL has given mankind His moral norms and parameters for ideal marriage and these parameters are actually achieved in marriage only if the couple solely depends upon the ability and desire which only Y┴OHU UL can give.

Whoever tries to fulfill his marriage commitments on his or her own fleshy efforts will surely be disappointed and suffer guilt for all the shortcomings and failures.

When the marriage fails, the couple has two alternatives: Acknowledge that Y┴OHU UL's moral norms are right and that one must humble himself before Him, pleading for His mercy and enablement; or lower down Y┴OHU UL's moral norms to the point where it will tolerate our shortcomings, failures and human remedies.

When people lower Y┴OHU UL's moral norms, each will then determine what is correct and right, which leads to eventual moral decay, perversion and reprobation.

Therefore, it is imperative that the Yaoh˙shuahÚe always walk by Y┴OHU UL's Word, solely depending upon His ability, power and enablement, and live in the victory which our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y wrought for and in our behalf.

Each marriage partner must live up to his or her moral responsibilities and duties to the spouse, and marriage commitments honored by the spouses, regardless of fickle emotions and volatile temperaments.

Y┴OHU UL's moral norms for marriage are unchanging and should therefore always be adhered to regardless of varying opinions, feelings and emotions.

Scripture backgrounder -

'Now in those days Yaoshor˙l had no king. There was a man from the tribe of Levi living in a remote area of the hill country of Ephraim. One day he brought home a woman from Beth-LÚkhem in YAOH┌-dah to be his concubine. But she was unfaithful to him and returned to her father's home in Beth-LÚkhem.

After about four months, her husband took a servant and an added donkey to Beth-LÚkhem to convince her to come back. When he arrived at her father's house, she took him inside; and her father welcomed him. Her father urged him to remain awhile, so he remained three days, eating, drinking, and sleeping there.

On the fourth day the man was up early, ready to leave, but the woman's father said, 'Have something to eat before you go.' So the two of them sat together and had something to eat and drink. Then the woman's father said, 'Please spend the night here and while taking delight yourself.'

The man rose up to leave, but his father-in-law kept urging him to remain, so he finally gave in and spent the night. On the morning of the fifth day he was up early again, ready to leave, and again the woman's father said, 'Have something to eat; then you can leave some time this afternoon.'

So they had another feast day. That afternoon, as he and his concubine and servant were preparing to leave, his father-in-law said, 'Look, it's getting late. Spend the night and delight yourself. Tomorrow you can get up early and be on your way.'

But this time the man was determined to leave. So he took his two saddled donkeys and his concubine and headed in the direction of Yaoh˙sh (that is, Yaoh˙shua-olÚym - Jerusalem). It was late in the day when they reached Yaoh˙sh, and the man's servant said to him, 'It's getting too late to travel; let's remain tonight in this Yaoh˙sh city.'

'No,' his boss said, 'we can't remain in this foreign city where there are no YaoshorulÝtes. We will go on to Gibeah. We will find a place to spend the night in either Gibeah or Ramah.'

So they went on. The sun was going down as they came to Gibeah, a town in the land of Benyamin, so they stopped there to spend the night. They took their rest right by the town square, but no one took them in for the night.

That evening an old man came home from his work in the fields. He was from the hill country of Ephraim, but he was living in Gibeah in the territory of Benyamin. When he saw the travelers reposed by the town square, he asked them where they were from and where they were going.

'We have been in Beth-LÚkhem in YAOH┌-dah,' the man replied. 'We are on our way home to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim, and we're going to the Tabernacle of Y┴OHU UL. But no one has taken us in for the night, even though we have everything we need. We have hay and fodder for our donkeys and plenty of bread and wine for ourselves.'

'You are welcome to remain with me,' the old man said. 'I will give you anything you might need. But whatever you do, don't spend the night in the square.' So he took them home with him and fed their donkeys. After they washed their feet, they had supper together.

While they were having fun themselves, some of the wicked men in the town surrounded the house. They began beating at the door and yelling to the old man, 'Bring out the man who is lodging with you so we can have sex with him.'

The old man stepped outside to talk to them. 'No, my brethren, don't do such an evil thing. For this man is my guest, and such a thing would be horrible. Here, take my virgin daughter and this man's concubine. I will bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you like to them. But don't do such a horrible thing to this man.'

But they wouldn't hearken to him. Then the Levite took his concubine and pushed her out the door. The men of the town abused her all night, taking turns raping her until morning. Finally, at dawn, they let her go.

At daybreak the woman returned to the house where her husband was lodging. She collapsed at the door of the house and lay there until it was light. When her husband opened the door to leave, he found her there. She was lying face down, with her hands on the threshold. He said, 'Get up! Let's go!' But there was no answer.

So he put her body on his donkey and took her home. When he arrived home, he took a knife and cut his concubine's body into twelve pieces. Then he sent one piece to each tribe of Yaoshor˙l. Everyone who saw it said, 'Such a heinous crime has not been committed since Yaoshor˙l left Egypt. Should not we speak up and do something about this?'

Then all the YaoshorulÝtes, from Dayan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead, came together in one large assembly and arose in the presence of Y┴OHU UL at Mizpah. The leaders of all the people and all the tribes of Yaoshor˙l Ś 400,000 warriors armed with swords Ś took their places in the assembly of the people of Y┴OHU UL.

Word soon reached the land of Benyamin that the other tribes had gone up to Mizpah. The YaoshorulÝtes then asked how this heinous crime had happened. The Levite, the husband of the woman who had been murdered, said, 'My concubine and I came to Gibeah, a town in the land of Benyamin, to spend the night. That night some of the leaders of Gibeah surrounded the house, planning to kill me, and they raped my concubine until she was dead. So I cut her body into twelve pieces and sent the pieces throughout the land of Yaoshor˙l, for these men have committed this horrible and shameful crime. Now then, the whole community of Yaoshor˙l must decide what should be done about this!'

And all the people rose up together and replied, 'Not one of us will return home. On the contrary, we will draw lots to decide who will attack Gibeah. One tenth of the men from each tribe will be selected to supply the warriors with food, and the rest of us will take revenge on Gibeah for this shameful thing they have done in Yaoshor˙l.'

So all the YaoshorulÝtes were united, and they gathered together to attack the town. The YaoshorulÝtes sent representatives to the tribe of Benyamin, saying, 'What a terrible thing has been done among you! Give up these evil men from Gibeah so we can execute them and purge Yaoshor˙l of this evil.'

But the people of Benyamin would not hearken. On the contrary, they came from their towns and gathered at Gibeah to fight the YaoshorulÝtes. Twenty-six thousand of their warriors armed with swords arrived in Gibeah to join the seven hundred warriors who lived there. Seven hundred of Benyamin's warriors were left-handed, each of whom could sling a rock and hit a target within a hairsbreadth, without missing.

Yaoshor˙l had 400,000 warriors armed with swords, not counting Benyamin's warriors. Before the battle the YaoshorulÝtes went to Bayit-Ul and asked Y┴OHU UL, 'Which tribe should lead the attack against the people of Benyamin?'

Y┴OHU UL answered, 'YAOH┌-dah is to go first.' So the YaoshorulÝtes left early the next morning and camped near Gibeah. Then they advanced toward Gibeah to attack the men of Benyamin. But Benyamin's warriors, who were defending the town, came out and killed twenty-two thousand YaoshorulÝtes in the field that day.

But the YaoshorulÝtes took courage and assembled at the same place they had fought the previous day. For they had gone up to Bayit-Ul and wept in the presence of Y┴OHU UL until evening. Then they asked Y┴OHU UL, 'Should we fight against our relatives from Benyamin again?' And Y┴OHU UL said, 'Go out and fight against them.' So they went out to fight against the warriors of Benyamin, but the men of Benyamin killed another eighteen thousand YaoshorulÝtes, all of whom were experienced with a sword!

Then all the YaoshorulÝtes went up to Bayit-Ul and wept in the presence of Y┴OHU UL and fasted until evening. They also brought burnt offerings and peace offerings to Y┴OHU UL. And the YaoshorulÝtes went up seeking direction from Y┴OHU UL.

(In those days the Ark of the Covenant of Y┴OHU UL was in Bayit-Ul, and Phinehas son of Ulozˇr and grandson of Aharˇn was the priest.) The YaoshorulÝtes asked Y┴OHU UL, 'Should we fight against our relatives from Benyamin again or should we stop?'

Y┴OHU UL said, 'Go! Tomorrow I will give you victory over them.' So the YaoshorulÝtes set ambush all around Gibeah. They went out on the third day and assembled at the same place as before. When the warriors of Benyamin came out to attack, they were drawn away from the town. And as they had done before, they began to kill the YaoshorulÝtes. About thirty YaoshorulÝtes died in the open fields and along the roads leading to Bayit-Ul and Gibeah.

Then the warriors of Benyamin yelled, 'We're defeating them as we did in the first battle!' But the YaoshorulÝtes had agreed in advance to run away in order that the men of Benyamin would chase them along the roads and be drawn away from the town. When the main group of YaoshorulÝte warriors reached Baal-tamar, they turned and prepared to attack. Then the YaoshorulÝtes hiding in ambush west of Gibeah jumped up from where they were and advanced against Benyamin from behind. The fighting was so heavy that Benyamin didn't realize the impending calamity.

So Y┴OHU UL helped Yaoshor˙l defeat Benyamin, and that day the YaoshorulÝtes killed 25,100 of Benyamin's warriors, all of whom were experienced with a sword. Then the Benyaminites saw that they were beaten. The YaoshorulÝtes had retreated from Benyamin's warriors in order to give those hiding in ambush more room to maneuver.

Then those who were in hiding rushed in from all sides and killed everyone in the town. They sent up a large cloud of smoke from the town, which was the signal for the YaoshorulÝtes to turn and attack Benyamin's warriors.

By that time Benyamin's warriors had killed about thirty YaoshorulÝtes, and they yelled, 'We're defeating them as we did in the first battle!'

But when the warriors of Benyamin looked behind them and saw the smoke rising into the sky from every part of the town, the YaoshorulÝtes turned and attacked. At this point Benyamin's warriors realized their doom was close by and became terrified. So they ran toward the wilderness, but the YaoshorulÝtes chased after them and killed them.

The YaoshorulÝtes surrounded the Benyaminites and were relentless in chasing them down, finally overtaking them east of Gibeah. Eighteen thousand of Benyamin's greatest warriors died in that day's battle. The survivors fled into the wilderness toward the rock of Rimmon, but Yaoshor˙l killed five thousand of them along the road. They continued the chase until they had killed another two thousand near Gidom.

So the tribe of Benyamin lost twenty-five thousand brave warriors that day, leaving only six hundred men who escaped to the rock of Rimmon, where they lived for four months. Then the YaoshorulÝtes returned and slaughtered every living thing in all the towns Ś the people, the cattle Ś everything. They also burned down every town they came to.

The YaoshorulÝtes had vowed at Mizpah never to give their daughters in marriage to a man from the tribe of Benyamin. And the people went to Bayit-Ul and sat by the presence of Y┴OHU UL until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly.

'O Y┴OHU UL of Yaoshor˙l,' they cried out, 'why has this happened? Now one of our tribes is missing!'

Early the next morning the people built an altar and proffered their burnt offerings and peace offerings on it. Then they said, 'Was any tribe of Yaoshor˙l not represented when we held our council in the presence of Y┴OHU UL at Mizpah?'

At that time they had taken a solemn oath in Y┴OHU UL's presence, vowing that anyone who refused to come must die. The YaoshorulÝtes felt deep sorrow for Benyamin and said, 'Today we have suffered loss of one of the tribes from our family; it is nearly wiped out. How can we find wives for the few who remain, since we have sworn by Y┴OHU UL not to give them our daughters in marriage?'

So they asked, 'Was anyone absent when we presented ourselves to Y┴OHU UL at Mizpah?' And they discovered that no one from Yabesh-gilead had attended. For after they counted all the people, no one from Yabesh-gilead was present. So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Yabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.

'This is what you are to do,' they said. 'Completely slay all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.' Among the dwellers in Yabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

The YaoshorulÝte assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benyamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benyamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Yabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.

But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benyamin because Y┴OHU UL had left this gap in the tribes of Yaoshor˙l.

So the YaoshorulÝte leaders asked, 'How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benyamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors in order that an entire tribe of Yaoshor˙l will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under Y┴OHU UL's curse.'

Then they thought of the annual festival of Y┴OHU UL held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bayit-Ul, along the east side of the road that goes from Bayit-Ul to Shechem.

They told the men of Benyamin who still needed wives, 'Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please comprehend. Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we ruined Yabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.''

So the men of Benyamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Yaoshor˙l departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

In those days Yaoshor˙l had no king, so the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.' - ShaftÝm (Judges) 19-21

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, serving and obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'By law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.' - Romans 7:2

'Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for Y┴OHU UL will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.' - Hebrews 13:4

Your Character Trait for Today -

Chastity which is the opposite of Promiscuity

Definition:

Keeping myself free from all kinds of moral impurity through sexual lusts, unfaithfulness, adultery and fornication, that I may always present my body as a pleasing sacrifice unto my Y┴OHU Abih˙l.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

Those who cannot increase you will inevitably decrease you.

Anecdote for Today: As It Was in the Days of Noah

In 1974, the research firm of Daniel Yankelovich, Inc., surveyed thirty-five hundred young people, ages sixteen to twenty-five.

The interviews sought to learn what these selected individuals felt about 'every important value' in today's world.

The study indicated that only 31 percent thought of premarital sexual relations as morally wrong, compared with 52 percent in a 1969 survey. Opposition to abortion dropped from 58 percent to 45 percent in the same period.

The proportion who thought of 'Living a clean moral life a very important value' fell from 71 percent to 52 percent.

It would seem that moral norms are shifting into the patterns that occurred in the days of Noah.


The value of marriage conflicts -

Y┴OHU UlhÝm, your Creator, is not finished making you yet. He is the One Who created you and is still in the process of molding you and your character traits and attitudes, using people around you, whoever they may be. And the person whom Y┴OHU UlhÝm commonly uses to purify your heart and mind is your marriage partner.

'Iron sharpens iron.' - Proverbs 27:17

We do not like to live with irreconcilable differences in our marriages. In the long run we will find reasons to support our need to end the conflict.

The main explanation is that life must be lived in anticipation of daily challenges; and Y┴OHU UlhÝm is able to turn impossible conflicts into true victory and peace when we quickly learn the lessons He has for us and develop the character of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in our lives.

We have said it repeatedly, and repetition is a fine teacher. Y┴OHU UlhÝm's main preoccupation is molding our character and purifying our hearts, and this He does by using people and events around us daily.

'When the ways of people please Y┴OHU UlhÝm, He makes even their enemies live at peace with them.' - Proverbs 16:7

And His purpose? That we be conformed to the exact likeness of His worthy Son, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, acquiring His character, attitudes and traits.

'And we know that all that happens to us is working for our benefit, if we love Y┴OHU UL and are fitting into His plans.

For from the very beginning Y┴OHU UL concluded that those who came to Him - and all along He knew who would - should become like His Son, so His Son would be the First, with many brethren.

And having selected us, He called us to come to Him; and when we came, He declared us 'not punishable,' filled us with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's rectitude, gave us right relationship with Himself, and promised us His glory.

What can we ever say to such wonderful matters as these? If Y┴OHU UL is on our side, who can ever be against us?

Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for us all, won't He also surely give us everything else?

Who dares accuse us whom Y┴OHU UL has selected for His own? Will Y┴OHU UL? No! He is the One Who has forgiven us and given us right relationship with Himself.

Who then will condemn us? Will hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y? No! For He is the One Who died for us and came back to life again for us and now sits at the place of highest honor next to Y┴OHU UL, pleading there in heaven for us.

Who then can ever keep hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or ruined, is it because He doesn't love us anymore? And if we are hungry, or penniless, or in danger, or threatened with death, has Y┴OHU UL forsaken us?

No, for the Scriptures tell us that for His sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day - we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y Who loved us enough to die for us.

For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all the power of hell itself cannot keep Y┴OHU UL's love away.

Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are - high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean - nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of Y┴OHU UL shown by our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when He died for us.' - Romans 8:28-39

'If the Old Covenant, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the New Covenant, which makes us right with Y┴OHU UlhÝm!

In fact, that first glory was not glorious when compared with the overwhelming glory of the New Covenant. So if the Old Covenant, which has been set aside, was full of glory, then the New Covenant, which remains forever, has far greater glory.

Since this New Covenant gives us such confidence, we can be very bold. We are not like Mehush˙a, who put a veil over his face so the people of Yaoshor˙l would not see the glory fading away.

But the people's minds were hardened, and even to this day whenever the Old Covenant is being read, a veil covers their minds so they cannot comprehend the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

Yes, even today when they read the writings of Mehush˙a, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not comprehend. But whenever anyone turns to ha-Molkhi˙l (the King), then the veil is taken away.

Now, Y┴OHU UL is the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), and wherever the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' is, He gives freedom. And all of us have had that veil removed in order that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of ha-Molkhi˙l.

And as the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more.' - 2 Corinthians 3:9-18

'Dear brethren, you are foreigners and aliens here. So I warn you to keep away from evil cravings because they fight against your very souls.

Be careful how you live among your unbelieving neighbors. Even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will believe and give honor to ha-Molkhi˙l when He comes to judge the world.

For the sake of Y┴OHU UL, accept all authority Ś the king as head of state, and the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish all who do wrong and to honor those who do right. It is Y┴OHU UL's will that your clean lives should silence those who make foolish charges against you.

You are not slaves; you are free. But your freedom is not an excuse to do evil. You are free to live as Y┴OHU UL's slaves. Show respect for everyone. Love your Yaoh˙shuahÝm brethren. Reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL. Show respect for the king.

You who are slaves must accept the authority of your bosses. Do whatever they tell you Ś not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are harsh. For Y┴OHU UL is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, you patiently endure unfair treatment.

Of course, you get no commendation for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing right and are patient beneath the blows, Y┴OHU UL is pleased with you.

This suffering is all part of what Y┴OHU UL has called you to. Ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in His steps. He never sinned, and He never deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when He was insulted.

When He suffered, He did not threaten to get even. He left His case in the hands of Y┴OHU UL, Who always judges fairly.

He personally carried away our sins in His own body on the tree so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by His wounds!

Once you were wandering like lost sheep. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.

In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Glorious Message. Your holy lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over by watching your pure, holy behavior. Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet 'r˙kha' (spirit), which is so valuable to Y┴OHU UL. That is the way the holy women of old made themselves beautiful.

They relied fully upon Y┴OHU UL and accepted the authority of their husbands. For example, Soroßh obeyed her husband, Abruhßm, when she called him her boss. You are her daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husbands might do.

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with comprehension as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in Y┴OHU UL's gift of new life. If you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard.

Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy with one another, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don't repay evil for evil! Don't retaliate when people say unkind remarks about you. On the contrary, pay them back with a blessing. That is what Y┴OHU UlhÝm wants you to do, and He will bless you for it. For the Scriptures say,

'If you want a happy life and blessed days,
      keep your tongue from speaking evil,
      and keep your lips from telling lies.
Turn away from evil and do what is right.
Work hard at living in peace with others.
The eyes of Y┴OHU UL watch over those who do right,
      and his ears are open to their prayers.
But Y┴OHU UL turns His face against those who do evil.'

Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do what is right? But even if you suffer for doing what is right, Y┴OHU UL will reward you for it.

Don't be afraid therefore and don't worry. On the contrary, you must worship hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as Molkhi˙l of your life. And if you are asked about your YAOH┌SHUA-kind of hope, always be ready to explain it.

But you must do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak evil against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a pure life you live because you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Remember, it is better to suffer for doing what is right, if that is what Y┴OHU UL wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:11-3:17

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, serving and obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'Therefore, since ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude He had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you are willing to suffer for hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, you have decided to stop committing sins.

And you won't spend the rest of your life chasing after evil cravings, but you will be eager to do the will of Y┴OHU UL.

You have had enough in the past of the wicked activities that unholy people indulge in Ś their immorality and lust, their feasts and drunkenness and wild parties, and their horrible worship of idols.

Of course, your former friends are very surprised when you no longer participate with them in the wicked activities they do, and they say evil comments about you.

But simply remember that they will have to face Y┴OHU UL, Who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead. That is why the Glorious Message was proclaimed even to those who have died Ś in order that although their bodies were punished with death, they could still live in the spirit as Y┴OHU UL does.

The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest as well as disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 4:1-8

Your Character Trait for Today -

Endurance which is the opposite of Defeatism

Definition:

Depending fully up Y┴OHU Abih˙l to give me the victory and peace over all the challenges that I face daily, realizing that all events are beneficial for my character development, till I be conformed to the exact likeness of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

False accusation is the last stage before supernatural promotion.

Anecdote for Today: 'I'll Stay With You!'

William and Dorothy Adams were going through a railroad track some years ago when Dorothy's foot slipped and became wedged between the rail and a wooden railwalk. Frantically she tried to get loose as a train approached around the curve. Her husband attempted to free her. As the express came closer with its brakes screeching, Dorothy realized it couldn't stop in time. 'Leave me, Bill! Leave me!' she cried. Seeing his efforts were useless, he arose quickly and held her in his arms to protect her as much as possible. While onlookers shook in horror, the train thundered over them. It was reported that just before the engine hit them, they heard the brave man cry, 'I'll stay with you, Dorothy, with you!'


Why a 'fifty-fifty' marriage does not work -

A 'fifty-fifty' marriage refers to that kind of family setup wherein the husband and the wife have equal, joint authority in all matters.

Y┴OHU UL likens the Oholyßo's (Congregation's) relationship with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to a wife's relationship with her husband. It is clear that the Oholyßo is subject to YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. It is continually under the authority and protection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and is to be obedient to His words always.

At the same time, the husband is to lay down his life for his wife just as YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y laid down His life for the Oholyßo (Ephesians 5:22-33).

A further problem of a 'fifty-fifty' marriage is its effect upon the children. Y┴OHU UL warns that no one can serve two bosses. When children can sense equal authority in their parents, they become disappointed and will carry out the further warnings of this verse: they will either hate the one and love the other or cling to one and despise the other.

Y┴OHU UL is much pleased when a subordinate (wife, child or employee) behaves well in serving his/her authorities, as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself.

'You wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA has planned for you. And you husbands must be loving and kind to your wives and not bitter against them, nor harsh.'

'You children must always obey your parents, for that pleases the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA. Fathers, don't scold your children so much that they become discouraged and quit trying.'

'You workers must always obey your earthly employers, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for YAOH┌SHUA the Ruler, and because you want to please Him.'

'Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA Himself and not merely for your employers, remembering that it is YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah, Who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all He owns. He is the one you are really working for.'

'And if you don't do your best for Him, He will pay you in a way that you won't like - for He has no special favorites who can get away with shirking.'

'You employers must be just and kind to all your subordinates. Always remember that you, too, have a Ruler in heaven Who is closely watching you.' - Colossians 3:18-4:1, Holy Scriptures.

The subordinate must be obedient. The word 'obedience' implies, in Y┴OHU UL's reckoning, obeying, submitting to and following the orders of your authorities. Not in a mediocre manner but with -

1. promptness
2. completeness
3. excellence and
4. gladness of heart

Delayed obedience is disobedience. Incomplete obedience is disobedience. Mediocre performance is the same as if it has not been done at all. Obedience with remorse or bitterness in the subordinate's heart is so unpleasant in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

All ill-will and slothful performances by a subordinate towards his authorities will justly be penalized (demotion or expulsion!) by Y┴OHU UL Who watches everyone's behavior all the time. Y┴OHU UL never slumbers nor sleeps; His eyes are going to and fro throughout all the earth to show Himself powerful in behalf of those whose hearts are perfect toward Him.

A subordinate who obeys promptly, completely, with excellence and gladness of heart will surely receive rich and bountiful rewards (and yes, promotion!) from Y┴OHU UL.

'Promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from Y┴OHU UL Himself. He promotes one and deposes another.' - Psalms 75:6-7

A subordinate who obeys with tardiness, procrastination, delay, incompleteness, laziness, sloppiness and remorse or hatred, will surely be punished by Y┴OHU UL for his/her wicked behavior and attitudes towards his/her authorities.

Whatever you do unto your authorities, remember, Y┴OHU UL will measure out to everyone what his deeds deserve. And Y┴OHU UL considers and reckons your services to your authorities as your indirect services to the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself.

'An authority's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.' - Proverbs 19:12

'He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.' - Proverbs 19:26

'Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.' - Proverbs 19:29

'An authority's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life.' - Proverbs 20:2

'Who can say, 'I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin.'' - Proverbs 20:9

'If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.' - Proverbs 20:20

Whatever kind of services you render to your authorities, the same corresponding rewards or penalties will you receive from Y┴OHU UL, through your authorities also. Remember, Y┴OHU UL is the invisible All-Powerful One Who is in direct or permissive control of every situation here on this planet! And that is the truth that will set you free from all lies and deceptions of the wicked one.

'Blessed be the Name of Y┴OHU UL forever and ever, for He alone has all wisdom and all power. World events are under His control. He removes leaders and sets others in their positions. He gives wise men their wisdom, and scholars their intelligence.' - Daniel 2:20-22, Holy Scriptures.

'As they were walking along someone said to the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA: 'I will always follow you no matter where you go.' But YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Remember, I don't even own a place to lay My head. Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but I, the Messiah, have no earthly home at all.'

Another time, when he invited a man to follow Him and to be His disciple, the man agreed - but wanted to wait until his father's death.'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Let those without eternal life concern themselves with things like that. Your duty is to come and proclaim the coming of the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL to all the world.''

Another said, 'Yes, Ruler, I will come, but first let me ask permission of those at home.''

But YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.'' - Luke 9:57-62, Holy Scriptures.

Herein are some clues which reveal hardheadedness in the heart of a subordinate. A subordinate who is hardheaded will give the following possible replies when ordered to do a specific task:

1. 'I'll do it later.' - slightly hardheaded
2. 'Why not order someone else to do it?' - hardheaded
3. 'Why does this have to be done?' - hardheaded as a stone
4. 'I won't do it.' - overly hardheaded; insubordination

You surely know what kind of treatment this subordinate will receive from Y┴OHU UL. When, for example, he prays for something from Y┴OHU UL, or makes a request from his/her authorities, the reply he gave will he also receive. If he requests for a housing loan, or medical attention or social services, company raise or bonus, or whatever, the replies he gave are the same exact replies he will receive.

What he planted he surely will reap, in many areas in his daily life. Then usually, when he experiences the bitter harvests of his wickedness, he will complain, file a suit, become bitter or threaten revenge against those who refused or denied him the privileges he was demanding.

In other words, he was trying to separate the fruit from the seed which he himself had sown in the past. No one can separate the fruit from the seed. Conflicts in this world often arise from the ignorant who try desperately to separate the fruit from the seed. Repeat: what you sow, you will surely reap.

'As long as there is winter and summer, seed, time and harvest shall never cease on earth.' - Genesis 8:22

'When you are persecuted in one city, flee to the next! I will return before you have reached them all!

A pupil is not greater than his teacher. A servant is not above his ruler.

The disciple shares his teacher's fate. The servant shares his ruler's! And since I, the Ruler of the household, have been called 'ha-satßn,' how much more will you!' - Matthew 10:23-25, Holy Scriptures.

'Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way.

But the Way to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.

Beware of false teachers who come disguised as harmless sheep, but are wolves and will tear you apart.

You can detect them by the way they act, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit. You need never confuse grapevines with thorn bushes or figs with thistles.

Different kinds of fruit trees can quickly be identified by examining their fruit.

A variety that produces delectable fruit never produces and inedible kind. And a tree producing an inedible kind can't produce what is delectable.

So the trees having the inedible fruit are chopped down and thrown on the fire.'

Yes, the way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit produced.' - Matthew 7:13-20, Holy Scriptures.

'Don't be misled, remember that you cannot ignore Y┴OHU UL and get away with it; a person will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death; but if he plants the fine things of the Spirit, he will reap the eternal life which the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' (Holy Spirit) gives him. And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't get discouraged and give up.' - Galatians 6:7-9

'Whatever measure you use to others will be measured back to you.' - Luke 6:38

Y┴OHU UL surely bountifully rewards those who serve their authorities promptly, completely, excellently (as best as their abilities can achieve) and with joy and gladness of heart! Whoever continually serves his authorities with all these qualities will also harvest success, prosperity, promotions, advancements, honor and riches in this life! Don't try it, do it....

Subordinates who serve their authorities well are the ones who succeed in life, they prosper and Y┴OHU UL gives them the desires of their hearts, to the chagrin and envy of the sluggard and the mediocre, but to no avail. Again, one cannot separate the fruit from the seed. No one can stop the diligent from reaping the delectable fruit of his bountiful harvests! Why? Because Y┴OHU UL has decreed it: whatever a person sows, the same shall he reap!

'Heaven and earth shall pass away but My words shall never pass away...' - Luke 21:33

So better believe Y┴OHU UL's words and apply them in your life to your advantage and to those who ignore or disbelieve His words, still and all, His words will take effect in everyone's life. Whether one believes or not that the sun will rise tomorrow, it will, because Y┴OHU UL has decreed it so.

You may apply Y┴OHU UL's written Word to your advantage and benefit or, conversely, you may go against His Word and you will unnecessarily cause injury, penury, torment, loss and suffering to yourself. What you sow, surely you will reap!

So begin serving your authorities now promptly, completely, excellently (so far as is within your abilities) and with joy and gladness! And see the wonderful ways in which Y┴OHU UL will begin blessing and prospering your life and your family's. You will begin reaping the sweet fruits of your honest labor and loving service to the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA - the soon-coming King of all kings.

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever true.' - ManY┴OHU 24:35

Husband, lovingly care for your own wife; and you wife must be under the authority of your own husband, respecting him, serving and obeying him.

Till death do you part....

'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passages for Today -

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

'For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give My life as a ransom for many.' ManY┴OHU (Matthew) 20:28

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - Luke 16:13

'For you, dear friends, have been called to live in freedom Ś not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.' - Galatians 5:13

'Work with eagerness, as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l rather than for people.' - Ephesians 6:7

Your Character Trait for Today -

Orderliness which is the opposite of Confusion

Definition:

Rearranging our relational rankings in order to give priority to Y┴OHU UL's chain of command in carrying out His will for the lives of each and everyone of us in His family.

Your Nugget of Wisdom for Today -

The atmosphere you permit determines the product you produce.

Anecdote for Today: Limiting Love For Wife

A young man once went to see his spiritual counseler to confess a fault. 'I'm loving my wife too much!' he told the well-known Scripture teacher.

'In fact, I've put her on such a high plane, I fear it's sinful.'

'Do you think you love your wife more than the Messiah loved His Congregation?' inquired Ironside.

The husband didn't dare say he did.

'Well, that's the limit to which we may go,' he continued (Ephesians 5:25).

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all say, am-nßm!

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the original Name!

The original is really the best!

Let's continue to receive more scriptural wisdom and knowledge in the NEXT segment of this spiritually-awakening guideline now....