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YYAOH┌SHUA Life-Enrichment GuidelinesY

YTo What Degree Are You Financially Free?

Please answer the following True or False queries to evaluate yourself.

1. This morning, did you really ask Y┴OHU UL in prayer to give the provisions for all that you would need for today?

2. Can you list three of Y┴OHU UL's basic purposes for money?

3. Does a man need more than careful planning and hard work to be rich and wealthy?

4. Has your reading and learning the Words of Y┴OHU UL increased since your last financial crisis?

5. Have you ever lost money, promotion, a job or a friend because you refused to compromise your beliefs and convictions?

6. Are you regularly giving and helping out the poor and the needy?

7. Have you paid all your debts?

8. Does Y┴OHU UL intend for victorious Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) to suffer financial lack?

9. When you read a sales catalog, do you always check the price first before you appreciate the product or item for sale?

10. If someone were to offer you a quick way to legally make a large amount of money, would you turn it down?

11. Have you ever researched about items which you intend to buy in a consumer guide or consumer report?

12. Do you keep fairly accurate records of all your incomes and expenses?

13. Is it your personal principle to refuse to guarantee other people's loans and debts?

14. Do you believe that mothers should work outside the home so they too can contribute to the family's income?

15. Have you ever kept your promise and your word even if it meant undergoing much pain, personal loss and sacrifice on your part?

16. Can you remember which among the things or services which you received were direct answers to your prayers?

17. Do you approve of business partnerships with believers and unbelievers too?

18. Is it wise for middle-aged people to keep on saving for their retirement age?

19. Before making major financial decisions, do you first consult your family members or your espouse?

20. Do you believe that it is Y┴OHU UL's will that all His children enjoy His prosperity here on earth?

What It Really Means to be Financially Free

1. Financial freedom is realizing that true prosperity comes only from Y┴OHU UL.

If we think we can get rich by our own efforts, we will become the victims of our own schemes.

'For it is Y┴OHU UL Who gives you the power and ability to get wealth.' - Deuteronomy 8:18, Holy Scriptures.

2. Financial freedom is committing ourselves to Y┴OHU UL's purposes for money.

The purpose of money is not to free us from daily dependence upon Y┴OHU UL, but to show Y┴OHU UL's love and power in our lives.

'If Y┴OHU UL clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O you men of little faith.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:30

3. Financial freedom is recognizing and rejecting false financial concepts.

An ad that reads 'Be Your Own Boss' implies that financial freedom comes by working for ourselves. True freedom begins by accepting Scriptural restraints, whether we work for someone else or for ourselves.

'If ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler) calls you, and you are a slave, remember that 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 the Messiah.' - 1 Corinthians 7:22

4. Financial freedom is responding to Y┴OHU UL's reproofs for wrong financial decisions.

If we fail to fully apply Y┴OHU UL's principles of finances, Y┴OHU UL allows riches with sorrow or the devouring of our assets.

'You hope for much but get so little. And when you bring it home, I blow it away - it doesn't last at all. Why? Because My Temple lies in ruins and you don't care. Your only conern is your own fine homes.' - Haggai 1:9

5. Financial freedom is choosing to serve Y┴OHU UL rather than money.

The needs of daily provision cause most people to build their lives and affections on temporal things rather than on eternal riches. The only escape from slavery to money is to decide to serve Y┴OHU UL, for 'no man can serve two bosses...' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24, Holy Scriptures.

6. Financial freedom means giving to those to whom we are supposed to give.

Poverty is the result of following our natural greedy inclinations. On the other hand, Y┴OHU UL's increase comes by developing a spirit of generosity according to Y┴OHU UL's direction.

'If you give, you will receive! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed and shaken together to make space 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 in return.' - Luke 6:38, Holy Scriptures.

7. Financial freedom is keeping out of debt.

Most debt is the result of disregarding Y┴OHU UL's limitations or rejecting Y┴OHU UL opportunities to show Himself powerful on our behalf.

The basis of debt is presumption: assuming that we can pay back tomorrow what we borrow today. But Y┴OHU UL warns us that all such presumption is evil. We are told: 'Boast not about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day may bring forth.' - Proverbs 27:1

'Owe no man anything except to love him....' - Romans 13:8

8. Financial freedom is knowing how to abound and how to suffer need.

Y┴OHU UL did not intend that wealth or poverty should be permanent conditions in life, but rather stages in the development of the true riches of inward character. Toward this end, Sha˙l (Paul) said, 'I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound....to be full and to be hungry.' - Philippians 4:12

9. Financial freedom is having sales refusal.

Impulse buying is the sure way to financial bondage. The marketplace and the road to it are carefully designed to trap the undisciplined shopper; but Y┴OHU UL wants us to have the discernment which Khavyao (Eve) failed to have in the Garden of Eden.

We must reject that which appeals to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. - 1 Y┴OHU-khanam (John) 2:16

10. Financial freedom is getting the best buy.

Getting the best buy requires taking the time and effort to do research; and it means walking away from purchases which do not measure up to predetermined criteria.

It means knowing exactly what we want and what queries to ask in order to get it.

Developing a cordial relationship with the seller helps to secure the best in quality and service.

Best buys are the result of disciplined living and inner contentment.

'But holiness with contentment is great gain!' - 1 Y┴OHU-tom (Timothy) 6:6, Holy Scriptures.

11. Financial freedom is keeping fairly accurate and useful records.

If a venture or a household were to prosper, it must be preceded by wise planning, diligent working and accurate record keeping. One's record-keeping system, however, must be functional in form and clear in reinforcing Y┴OHU UL's purposes for funds.

'Moreover it is required in trustees, that a man be found faithful.' - 1 Corinthians 4:2

12. Financial freedom is refusing to lend or guarantee another person's debt or loan.

If borrowing money makes us a servant to the lender, lending money to a friend forces that one to become our servant.

If a person is truly needy, Y┴OHU UL expects us to give to that one's needs. Co-signing or guaranteeing means bondage to the one for whom we signed and also potential bondage for us when events do not turn out the way we had planned and expected.

'If you be a guarantor for your friend, if you have made a deal with a stranger, deliver and free yourself....' - Proverbs 6:1-3

13. Financial freedom is developing the full potential of the home.

Many costly services which are performed by others were designed by Y┴OHU UL to be done by the family in the home. These include early education, first aid, care of the elderly family members and partial production of food and clothing. The key to such a home program is a wise, upright and virtuous woman.

'....Her price is far above rubies.' - Proverbs 31:10

14. Financial freedom is choosing a clean name rather than great riches.

Broken vows, secret sins, pornography, cheating of widows, dishonoring parents and returning evil for kindness are a few of the violations which cause Y┴OHU UL to withhold funds.

When Yaoshor˙l (Israel) experienced famine, King Dˇud (David) discovered and removed the cause. (2 Samuel 21)

In the same way, Y┴OHU UL wants us to search our ways so that He is free to '....open to you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.' - Malachi 3:10

15. Financial freedom is knowing how to receive funds through prayer.

Y┴OHU UL delights in having His children trust Him for their daily needs. When riches increase, however, it is easy to stop depending upon Y┴OHU UL; and when we feel that we do not need Y┴OHU UL, we lose our love for Him.

To remedy the situation, Y┴OHU UL brings unexpected needs which force us to His Word and prayer. (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)

He then delights in giving us our daily bread and also doing '....overflowing abundance much more than all that we ask or think....' - Ephesians 3:20.

Pray and ask from Y┴OHU UL, using the Sh˙am of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

16. Financial freedom is having the courage to avoid partnerships.

A man must decide ahead of time to reject any financial gain which comes as a result of violating Scriptural principles. Once he makes this quality decision, he must reject pressures which would cause him to do wrong.

The basis of secular humanism is the thinking that the end justifies the means. In contrast to this, Dayan-Ul (Daniel) purposed in his heart that he would do what was right, regardless of the consequences. - Dayan-Ul (Daniel) 1:8, Holy Scriptures

17. Financial freedom is detecting and conquering slothfulness or laziness.

Trying to live without working is rebellion against Y┴OHU UL's order. He has determined that provision must come by the sweat of the brow - Genesis 3:17-19.

His one sure remedy for laziness is hunger.

'If any would not work, neither should he eat....' - 2 Thessalonians 3:10. In other words, 'you don't work, you don't eat!'

Any financial concept that appeals to slothfulness or laziness must be identified as not being from Y┴OHU UL and then must be rejected.

One example is the false notion that we should work for a life of ease. Those who do this are usually met with unexpected pressures or disillusionments, such as the rich man who said to his soul, 'You have much wealth laid up for many years; take it easy....' - Luke 12:19, Holy Scriptures.

18. Financial freedom is hearkening to the cautions of your espouse or family.

Many financial disasters can be avoided by hearkening to the cautions of your espouse or family members about a financial decision before it is made.

'A wise man will hear, and will increase learning....' - Proverbs 1:5

19. Financial freedom is knowing how to pass on an inheritance which insures a holy and responsible heritage.

An inheritance is Y┴OHU UL's way of passing on a heritage to children and grandchildren. Y┴OHU UL's primary purpose through the inheritance is to edify the larger family unit.

Vital functions, such as the education of the children, health care, home provision, care of the elderly and resources for income generation are some of the responsibilities which Y┴OHU UL intended for the family to meet.

There are also dangers in an inheritance; thus Y┴OHU UL gives both a challenge and a warning.

'An upright man leaves an inheritance to his children's children....' - Proverbs 13:22

'An inheritance may be received hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.' - Proverbs 20:21

20. Financial freedom is recognizing and avoiding the hidden traps and allures of the enemy to gain unjustly at another's expense.

No man shall benefit at the expense of another. Y┴OHU UL is the Source of all wisdom so His children can readily avoid taking unfair and unjust advantage of his fellowmen, even when opportunities lure him into it.

Y┴OHU UL is also the Wonderful Counselor to warn and safeguard His children against those who will unduly, unjustly and unfairly take advantage of them.

'You must not be envious or your neighbor's house, or want to sleep with his wife, or want to own his servants, oxen, donkeys or anything else he has.' - Exodus 20:17, Holy Scriptures

Can You Define Basic Financial Terms?

Please select the best definition for each term:

1. Financial freedom

a. Having the ability to buy whatever you want
b. Not having financial needs
c. Being content with food and clothing

2. Financial bondage

a. Having many expenses
b. Working hard for money
c. Owing money to other people

3. A rich person

a. One who has a large amount of money
b. One who is in the process of gathering wealth
c. One who gets a large salary

4. A poor person

a. One who has little money
b. One who cannot pay his bills
c. One who cannot buy food and clothing

5. A wealthy person

a. One who has more money than what he really needs
b. One who looks for profitable investments
c. One who lends money to others

6. Indebtedness

a. Not being able to pay bills
b. Borrowing money with interest
c. Borrowing money without interest

7. Co-Signing

a. Going into a business partnership
b. Guaranteeing that a check is okay
c. Guaranteeing that another's loan will be repaid

8. Financial success

a. Earning a large amount of money
b. Achieving the financial goals that I have set
c. Fulfilling the right purposes for funds

Know the Evidences of Financial Bondage

1. Insecurity

Insecurity is the by-product of building our lives around persons, positions, or possessions, which we know can be taken from us anytime.

2. Fear

Fear occurs as we become aware of all of the possible ways in which we could lose our most-cherished possessions and wealth.

3. Anxiety

Anxiety is the physical and emotional tension which results when we think about financial problems.

4. Loss of sleep

Worry and pressure from financial cares become intensified at night and remove the possibility of peaceful sleep.

5. Ungratefulness

Financial cares and concerns decrease our ability to appreciate, be thankful for and enjoy the many benefits that Y┴OHU UL and others provide for us.

6. Discord with close relations

Those in financial bondage become more concerned and caring about material and physical things and tend to disregard, if not totally reject, people around whom they are supposed to love.

7. Using people and loving money or things

Instead of loving people and using material wealth to express this love, the person in financial bondage uses people to gain material and financial gains.

8. Focus on sensuality, amusements and pleasures of this world

Most of those in financial bondage put much importance and time to activities which cater to the carnal desires and personal pleasures which eventually lead to lack and disappointments.

Know Y┴OHU UL's Four Purposes for Money

'For the eyes of Y┴OHU UL search back and forth throughout the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward Him, so He can show His great power in helping them....' - 2 Chronicles 16:9

1. Provision - 'I have commanded the ravens to feed you.' - 1 Kings 17:4

2. Direction - 'And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up....' - 1 Kings 17:7

3. Fellowship - 'I have commanded a widowed woman there to support you....' - 1 Kings 17:9

4. Outworking - 'Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) was a man subject to like passions as we are and he prayed earnestly....' - YAOHUcaf (James) 5:17

'Obey the laws of Y┴OHU your UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator). Walk in His ways and reverentially fear Him. For Y┴OHU UL is bringing you into a pleasant land of books, pools, gushing springs, valley and hills; it is a land of wheat and barley, of grape vines, fig trees, pomegranates, olives and honey; it is a land where food is plentiful, and nothing is lacking; it is a land where iron is as common as rocks, and copper is abundant in the hills. When you have eaten your fill, bless Y┴OHU your UL for the fine land He has given you.

'But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you don't forget Y┴OHU your UL and begin to disobey Him. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large, and your silver and gold have multiplied, that is the time to watch out that you don't become proud, and forget Y┴OHU your UL who brought you out of your slavery in the land of Egypt.

'Beware that you don't forget Y┴OHU UL Who led you through the wide and terrible wilderness with the dangerous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the Rock! He fed you with manna in the wilderness (it was a kind of bread unknown before) so that you would become humble and so that your trust in Him would grow, and He could bless you.

'He did it so that you would never feel that is was your own power and ability that made you wealthy. Always remember that it is Y┴OHU your UL Who gives you the power to become rich, and He does it to fulfill His promise to your forefathers.

'But if you forget about Y┴OHU your UL and worship other idols instead, and follow evil ways, you shall surely perish, just as Y┴OHU UL has caused other nations in the past to perish. That will be your fate, too, if you don't obey Y┴OHU your UL.' - Deuteronomy 8:6-20

Do You Know Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money?

Please answer the following queries with either True or False.

1. The Holy Scriptures teach that money is the root of all evil.

2. Y┴OHU UL has promised to provide for our food, clothing and shelter (housing).

3. Money is a means of providing individual security so that we do not need to depend upon others.

4. Because of the importance of money, Y┴OHU UL tells us to work hard to get as much as we can.

5. Y┴OHU UL does not evaluate a person's spirituality on the basis of how he manages his money.

6. The Holy Scriptures tell us to use money to prove the supernatural power of Y┴OHU UL.

7. If we fervently pray for money, we can expect Y┴OHU UL to give it to us.

8. When we pray for provisions according to Y┴OHU UL's will, we will always receive what we ask for.

9. Y┴OHU UL's purpose in giving us financial need is to increase our love for Him and our dependence upon Him.

10. If we ask Y┴OHU UL for money or possessions that will harm us, He will not give them to us.

11. One of Y┴OHU UL's purposes for money is to unite Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA).

12. Y┴OHU UL intends for those who depend on government social welfare aid and support to be on a temporary basis.

13. Withholding food from any hungry person is unscriptural and is not the proper way for a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) to act.

14. The amount of money that Y┴OHU UL gives to a person is based on how much faith he has.

15. If we desire to do a work for Y┴OHU UL, we should not let lack of funds stop us.

16. Y┴OHU UL uses financial loss as one way to discipline a sensual (living in the lusts of the flesh) believer.

17. When it comes to managing our money, Y┴OHU UL expects us to use our own common sense.

18. Y┴OHU UL causes lack of funds as a signal to stop and get clearer directions from Him.

19. Many are poor because they don't pray for funds and even if they pray, they don't pray to Y┴OHU UL but to some other idol.

20. Those without money can never be categorized as 'blessed' by the true Most High Y┴OHU UL.

Know Y┴OHU UL's Four Purposes for Money

'For the eyes of Y┴OHU UL run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself powerful in behalf of those whose hearts are perfect towards Him....' - 2 Chronicles 16:9.

The Secret of Knowing Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money

In the Holy Scriptures, Y┴OHU UL explains the difference between a 'natural mind' and a 'spiritual mind.' A person with a natural mind uses human reasoning before he decides to obey Y┴OHU UL's Word. While a person with a spiritual mind begins by obeying a Scriptural command. After he obeys, he then realizes the hidden wisdom and purpose behind the command.

The tragedy of a man with a natural mind is that he is not able to comprehend the wisdom of Y┴OHU UL. Instead, he resorts to his own comprehension and so he experiences the destruction and disillusionment that go along with it - 1 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Providing Needs and Displaying the Supernatural Power of Y┴OHU UL

Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) was commanded by Y┴OHU UL to flee to a brook in the wilderness. He obeyed Y┴OHU UL, and as result he was protected from the wrath of wicked Queen Jezebel. Y┴OHU UL then miraculously fed Uli-Y┴OHU by ravens every morning and every evening - 1 Kings 17:1-6.

The purpose of Y┴OHU UL's command were only comprehended by Uli-Y┴OHU after he obeyed. During those months by the brook he overcame severe depression. He found rest for his body and mind. He enjoyed intimate fellowship with Y┴OHU UL, and he experienced the daily evidence of Y┴OHU UL's miraculous provision during a time of severe famine.

Indicating Direction and Uniting Yaoh˙shuahim (believers)

Soon, however, the brook dried up, although Y┴OHU UL could have made it full again with water but did not do so as He used this lack of provision as a signal for Uli-Y┴OHU to change direction. Y┴OHU UL commanded him to go Zarephath. Again Uli-Y┴OHU obeyed Y┴OHU UL, and later he realized Y┴OHU UL's purposes for the move.

Y┴OHU UL has promised to give special care to widows and fatherless children - Tehillim (Psalms) 68:5. The widow of Zarephath had only enough food for one more meal. Y┴OHU UL directed Uli-Y┴OHU to tell her to make a meal for him first. She obeyed, and because she did, Y┴OHU UL miraculously multiplied her food. Y┴OHU UL's provision lasted for over a year, until the famine ended.

The widow's obedience allowed her to discover and realize an important principle: When we give of our assets to Y┴OHU UL first, He causes the remainder of our assets to meet our needs.

The widow also discovered the rewards of thanksgiving and fellowship that come through meeting the needs of others - 2 Corinthians 9:8

Do You Know Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money?

Y┴OHU UL's Four Purposes for Money

1. To provide basic needs

Only few things, such as food, clothing, and shelter, are really necessary to maintain life.

Y┴OHU UL shows His loving care by providing the resources for these items. 'Behold the fowls of the air: for they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) feeds them. Are you not much valuable than they?

'And why worry about clothing? Think of the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not work, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Sh'lomo in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. Will He not much more clothe you, you of little faith' - Man-Y┴OHU or Matthew 6:26, 28-30.

'Having food and clothing let us therefore be content' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:8.

Y┴OHU UL's wisdom in this purpose

- To establish our daily dependence on Him

Since the beginning of time, mankind has attempted to become independent of Y┴OHU UL. There is within each one of us a desire to be self-sufficient so that we can be our own boss. We tend to pray: 'Give us riches for our future needs,' or 'Give us this month our monthly paycheck.' However, Y┴OHU UL taught us to pray, 'Give us this day our daily bread' (Man-Y┴OHU or Matthew 6:11). He knows that daily needs produce daily dependence.

- To deepen our love for Y┴OHU UL

When we fail to recognize our need for a person, we tend to lose our love for that person. Y┴OHU UL created us to need Him. We are only complete in 'hol-Mehushkhay' (the Messiah), and apart from Him we can do nothing at all - Colossians 2:10; YAOHUkhanam (John) 15:5.

When the Israelites were in the wilderness, Y┴OHU UL taught them to look to Him for daily food. Every man, whether rich or poor, must recognize his daily dependence upon Y┴OHU UL.

- To develop a spirit of gratefulness

When we realize that it is Y┴OHU UL Who provides for our daily needs, this develops a grateful, thankful hearts within us, knowing fully well that for each of our daily needs, Y┴OHU UL provides for our benefit. With Y┴OHU UL's daily provisions, each one is expected to be contented with whatever He allots for each day.

'Holiness with contentment is great gain' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:6.

- To help us enjoy His gifts

Discontent ruins our ability to enjoy the things that Y┴OHU UL has given us, since our focus is on the things we think He should have given us rather than on what we do really have. Therefore, Y┴OHU UL warns us not to be greedy but to '...be content with such things as you have...' - Hebrews 13:5.

2. To confirm direction

Y┴OHU UL will use the supply of money or the lack of it to confirm His direction for many of the decisions we must make in our lives.

If we think we should buy a car but do not have the money for it, we can safely assume that until Y┴OHU UL does provide the funds, it is not His will for us to buy a new car.

If we have half of the funds needed for a new car, and a car is urgently needed, we can assume that Y┴OHU UL wants us to buy a lower priced car, unless He directs otherwise.

In order to get a driver's license, we must learn to recognize all of the road signs. In order to be in a leadership position, we must learn to recognize Y┴OHU UL's signals through the provision or lack of finances.

'Rest in Y┴OHU UL, and wait patiently for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his own way...' - Tehillim (Psalms) 37:7.

Y┴OHU UL's wisdom for this purpose

- To build our faith and vision

Faith is discerning what Y┴OHU UL wants to accomplish in and through our lives. 'By faith Noah, being warned by Y┴OHU UL of things not seen as yet, moved with reverential fear, and prepared an ark' - Hebrews 11:7.

Every one of us should visualize how we can advance the work of Y┴OHU UL. What can we allow Y┴OHU UL to accomplish through our lives that will build up Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) and benefit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL?

We can be sure that if Y┴OHU UL gives us clear direction that is confirmed by Scripture, He will provide whatever is necessary to carry out that direction.

- To determine who our real Ruler is

It is easy to claim that Y┴OHU UL is the Ruler of our life. However, His rule to us is only confirmed when we are obedient to the promptings and limitations which He places on our daily decisions.

A person who has unlimited funds will find it more difficult to detect Y┴OHU UL's leading through finances. Because of this, Y┴OHU UL gives special warning to the rich. 'Command them who are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living Y┴OHU UL...' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:17.

- To protect us from harmful items

It seems that no matter how much Y┴OHU UL gives to us, we still want more. Y┴OHU UL gave Adam and Eve everything that they needed to enjoy life, yet ha-satan tempted them to desire something more. How clear and true Y┴OHU UL's warnings are on this point.

'...Those who long to be rich fall into temptation and a trap, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:9.

- To teach us patience

Patience is an essential quality for maturity in life. It is so important that Y┴OHU UL assures us that it is worth going through tribulation in order to obtain it - Romans 5:3

Having to wait for Y┴OHU UL to provide funds is one valuable way to perfect patience. 'Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, wanting nothing' - YAOHUcaf or James 1:3-4.

- To focus on true riches

As Emissary Sha˙l (Paul) matured in his life of being a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer), he came to the important discovery that temporal things tend to compete with eternal riches and to obscure the priceless knowledge of our inheritance with hol-Mehushkhay (the Messiah).

With this in mind, he wrote this testimony: 'But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for hol-Mehushkhay (the Messiah). Yes, doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of hol-Mehushkhay YAOH┌SHUA my Molkhi˙l (Ruler): for Whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win hol-Mehushkhay (the Messiah)' - Philippians 3:7-8.'

3. To give to fellow Yaoh˙shuahim and others who are needy

Our generosity will determine how much spiritual light we have within our being. If we have a greedy eye, our whole being will be filled with spiritual darkness. But if we have a generous eye, our whole being will be filled with spiritual light.

Greedy (evil) eye - leads to spiritual darkness - See Proverbs 28:22 and Man-Y┴OHU or Matthew 6:23

Generous (fine) eye - leads to spiritual light - See Man-Y┴OHU or Matthew 6:22 and Proverbs 22:9

Distributing to the necessity of the saints; given to hospitality.' - Romans 12:13.

Y┴OHU UL's wisdom in this purpose

- To unite Yaoh˙shuahim

In the early days of the Congregation, the YAOHUdim (Jews) had no social dealings with the Gentiles. When a severe famine caused many Jewish believers to suffer, Emissary Sha˙l (Paul) urged every Gentile believer to collect an offering for these Jewish believers.

That gift was an important means of tearing down barriers between Yaoh˙shuahim and the Jewish believers by building bonds of genuine love. The basis for this kind of giving is explained in 2 Corinthians 8:14. '...That now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want....'

- To show the mark of Yaoh˙shuahee (believer in YAOH┌SHUA)

The mark of a true Yaoh˙shuahee: Loving generosity

'He died under Y┴OHU UL's judgment against our sins, so that He could rescue us from continual falling into sin and make us His very own people, with cleansed hearts and real eagerness in doing kind things for others.' - Titus 2:14, Holy Scriptures

Y┴OHU UL gives special desire and power to a generous Yaoh˙shuahee so that he is able to multiply his kind deeds. 'Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which cause through us thanksgiving to Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 9:11.

Haolulim (praises) and hodayao (thanksgiving) are the bases of dynamic and growing Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) and Congregation.

- To multiply the potential for giving

Y┴OHU UL likens giving to planting and harvest. '...He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.' - 2 Corinthians 9:6.

The potential multiplication of planting and reaping is seen in the following diagram:

The Law of the Harvest:

Stage 1 - One kernel of corn
Stage 2 - Produces a stalk with 2-3 ears
Stage 3 - Resulting in up to 1,000 kernels of corn

'Y┴OHU UL will supply all your needs from His riches in glory, through our being one with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Philippians 4:19

'You know how full of love and kindness our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA was: that though He as so very rich, yet to help you, He became poor, so that by His being poor, He could make your life enriched.' - 2 Corinthians 8:9

'Y┴OHU UL is able to give you all that you need and more, so that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over for you to give delightfully to others....

Yes, Y┴OHU UL will give you so much more so that you too can give away much more!' - 2 Corinthians 9:8 & 11

'It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the generous person shall be rich. By helping and giving to others, one enriches himself.' - Proverbs 11:24-25

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, well compacted, shaken together 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 in return!' - Luke 6:38

4. To prove the supernatural power of Y┴OHU UL

'...Prove me now herewith, says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies) if I will not open to you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing...' - Malachi 3:10.

Y┴OHU UL's wisdom in this purpose

- To cause Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) to trust Him

In the day of Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) the nation of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) tried to worship Y┴OHU UL and serve Baal at the same time. Uli-Y┴OHU knew that this would only bring Y┴OHU UL's judgment, so he proposed a test.

- To glorify Y┴OHU UL

Y┴OHU UL is glorified when His people praise Him for His mighty acts. He does great things for us so that we can report them to each other and to other children and our grandchildren.

'And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me' - Tehillim (Psalms) 50:15.

Can you identify basic needs?

Y┴OHU UL says that certain items are basic to a life of contentment. Check which ones would be among your basic needs.

1. television set
2. bread
3. Holy Scriptures
4. refrigerator
5. stove
6. house
7. car
8. tools
9. physical exercise
10. water
11. money
12. lamp
13. food
14. chair
15. computer
16. heater or aircon

All the riches in the world cannot make a person happy if he does not know the secret of being contented and satisfied with whatever Y┴OHU UL has presently provided for him.

Contentment - realizing that Y┴OHU UL has given me all that I need for my present happiness.

You are complete in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA....

'Y┴OHU UL will supply all your needs from His riches in glory, through our being one with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Philippians 4:19

'You know how full of love and kindness our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA was: that though He was so very rich, yet to help you, He became poor, so that by His being poor, He could make your life enriched.' - 2 Corinthians 8:9

'Y┴OHU UL is able to give you all that you need and more, so that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over for you to give delightfully to others....

'Yes, Y┴OHU UL will give you so much more so that you too can give away much more!' - 2 Corinthians 9:8 & 11

'It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the generous person shall be rich. By helping and giving to others, one enriches himself.' - Proverbs 11:24-25

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, well compacted, shaken together 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 in return!' - Luke 6:38

Who showed Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money?

Match the following statements with the right persons.

1. Y┴OHU UL directed his life, his family's location, and his children's future by creating a need for basic provisions and then supplying the provisions to meet the need.

2. He fulfilled the proverb that a fine name is rather to be chosen than great riches. He had both. His generosity brought him praise from men and from Y┴OHU UL.

3. An improper tax was levied against him and the One whom he served. In order not to offend the tax collectors, he was instructed how to get the money in a miraculous way.

4. When he experienced a time of deep depression, Y┴OHU UL took special care of him, miraculously providing two meals each day.

5. He knew that generosity and love went together, so he used his personal influence to promote generosity; and he achieved remarkable unity among those who previously did not keep company with each other.

6. He was involved in a 'welfare program' that allowed people to keep their self-respect. His just treatment and generous spirit won him a place in the genealogy of ha-Mehushkhay (the Messiah).

Please match the above with the following individuals:

A. Peter (Man-Y┴OHU or Matthew 17:27)
B. Cornelius (Acts 10)
C. Emissary Sha˙l (2 Corinthians 9)
D. Boaz (Ruth)
E. Joseph (Genesis 41)
F. Uli-Y┴OHU or Elijah (1 Kings 17)
G. Ulshua or Elisha (2 Kings 4)
H. Abruham (Genesis 13)

Can You Apply Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money?

Please indicate your response - 'YES' or' NO' - to the following cases.

1. If you bought a car on time payments and unexpectedly lost your job, would it be proper to expect Y┴OHU UL to supply this need on the basis of Philippians 4:19: But my Y┴OHU UL will supply all your need...?

2. Is it true that it is harder to love Y┴OHU UL if you are wealthy than if you are poor?

3. If you are accepted at two-equally-rated schools but the tuition for one is $1,000 more than the other, would you go to the less expensive one unless Y┴OHU UL provided an extra $1,000?

4. If you found an exceptional bargain but you were not able to fully pay for it, would you buy it and then get a second job to pay for it?

5. If you worked hard and successfully on a job but were not paid enough to meet your financial obligations, would you look for a new job?

6. If you met a family whose members are all Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) that was in financial need, would you lend them the money to buy food and clothing?

7. If a sign for which you had prayed did not arrive until three days after you had to make a business decision, should you accept that sign as an answer to prayer?

8. If you discover that your taxes are being used for immoral purposes, should you stop paying them?

'Look at the ravens - they don't plant nor harvest nor have barns to keep away their food, and yet they get along all right - for Y┴OHU UL feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than any birds!' - Luke 12:24

All the riches in the world cannot make a person happy if he does not know the secret of being contented and satisfied with whatever Y┴OHU UL has presently provided for him.

Contentment - realizing that Y┴OHU UL has given me all that I need for my present happiness.

You are complete in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA....

'Y┴OHU UL will supply all your needs from His riches in glory, through our being one with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Philippians 4:19

'You know how full of love and kindness our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA was: that though He was so very rich, yet to help you, He became poor, so that by His being poor, He could make your life enriched.' - 2 Corinthians 8:9

'Y┴OHU UL is able to give you all that you need and more, so that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over for you to give delightfully to others....

'Yes, Y┴OHU UL will give you so much more so that you too can give away much more!' - 2 Corinthians 9:8 & 11

'It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the generous person shall be rich. By helping and giving to others, one enriches himself.' - Proverbs 11:24-25

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, well compacted, shaken together 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 in return!' - Luke 6:38

Your Own Commitment to Y┴OHU UL's Purposes for Money:

My financial decisions will be based on being content with food and clothing, waiting patiently for Y┴OHU UL to provide, giving to the necessities of those in need and proving the supernatural power of Y┴OHU UL to provide through my habitual generosity.

I agreed to this goal on this date: _________________

Can You Really Identify and Reject False Financial Concepts?

'This plan of Mine is not what you would work out, neither are My thoughts the same as yours' - YaoshuaYAOHU (Isaiah) 55:8.

Abruham - a great obtainer of unseen riches

Rejecting entanglements

'... I will not take so much as a single thread from you, lest you say, 'Abram is rich because of what I gave him! - Genesis 14:23

Yielding affections

'...Now I know that you fear Y┴OHU UL, seeing that you had not withheld your son, your only son from Me.' - Genesis 22:12.

Can You Identify False Financial Concepts?

Personal Evaluation:

Please indicate whether you believe that the statement is 'TRUE' or 'FALSE.'

1. If you think, act and look successful, you will become successful.

2. There is really no excuse for poverty.

3. Every man can determine his own financial future.

4. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

5. You should make it your goal to become financially independent so that you do not have to look to other people for help.

6. The things that you will be acquiring to provide for your family will compensate for whatever sacrifices your job requires.

7. You can borrow your way to financial success!

8. The ultimate financial goal is to be the president of your company or to own your own business.

9. You have the right to determine how you will use the money that you earn.

10. To be successful you must learn how to overcome every obstacle that is between you and your financial goals.

11. You can build a successful business with an excellent advertising program.

12. You can measure your individual success by the amount of money that you make.

13. Those who reach the top of the 'ladder of success' are usually self-made people.

14. In order to succeed in the business world, you must be willing to compromise some principles and moral norms.

15. To be promoted in a big company, it is whom you know that is more important than what you know.

16. There is no real virtue in being poor.

17. One can win the lottery or in a casino and achieve financial success!

18. One sure way to be promoted to juicy positions is by giving expensive gifts to your employers.

19. Since one has acquired his position by spending on gifts to one's superiors, it is but fair that his subordinates should also 'gift' their way up the promotion ladder.

20. It is easier to be promoted to higher-paying positions when one gives in to sexual advancements of his superiors; after all, it is only being practical.

Can You Really Identify and Reject False Financial Concepts?

'This plan of Mine is not what you would work out, neither are My thoughts the same as yours' - YaoshuaYAOHU (Isaiah) 55:8.

Abruham - a great obtainer of unseen riches

Rejecting entanglements

'... I will not take so much as a single thread from you, lest you say, 'Abram is rich because of what I gave him! - Genesis 14:23

Yielding affections

'...Now I know that you fear Y┴OHU UL, seeing that you had not withheld your son, your only son from Me.' - Genesis 22:12.

Can You Identify False Financial Concepts?

Personal Evaluation:

Please indicate whether you believe that the statement is 'TRUE' or 'FALSE.'

1. If you think, act and look successful, you will become successful.

2. There is really no excuse for poverty.

3. Every man can determine his own financial future.

4. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

5. You should make it your goal to become financially independent so that you do not have to look to other people for help.

6. The things that you will be acquiring to provide for your family will compensate for whatever sacrifices your job requires.

7. You can borrow your way to financial success!

8. The ultimate financial goal is to be the president of your company or to own your own business.

9. You have the right to determine how you will use the money that you earn.

10. To be successful you must learn how to overcome every obstacle that is between you and your financial goals.

11. You can build a successful business with an excellent advertising program.

12. You can measure your individual success by the amount of money that you make.

13. Those who reach the top of the 'ladder of success' are usually self-made people.

14. In order to succeed in the business world, you must be willing to compromise some principles and moral norms.

15. To be promoted in a big company, it is whom you know that is more important than what you know.

16. There is no real virtue in being poor.

17. One can win the lottery or in a casino and achieve financial success!

18. One sure way to be promoted to juicy positions is by giving expensive gifts to your employers.

19. Since one has acquired his position by spending on gifts to one's superiors, it is but fair that his subordinates should also 'gift' their way up the promotion ladder.

20. It is easier to be promoted to higher-paying positions when one gives in to sexual advancements of his superiors; after all, it is only being practical.

Learn the Dangers of False Financial Concepts

To allow error to remain in your mind is like allowing poison to remain in your body. Y┴OHU UL teaches us to be actively involved in 'discarding imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Y┴OHU UL, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.' - 2 Corinthians 10:5.

1. If you think, act, and look successful, will you become successful?

No. This concept causes a person to believe that he, rather than Y┴OHU UL, is the source of power to get wealth. Y┴OHU UL warns us not to say in our heart, '...my power and the might of my hand had brought me this wealth. But you should remember that Y┴OHU your UL: for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth....' - Deuteronomy 8:17-18.

2. Is it true that there is no excuse for a person's being poor?

No. This statement sounds true, but it is Scripturally false.

'The rich and poor meet together: Y┴OHU UL is the Maker of them all.' - Proverbs 22:2.

3. Can every man determine his own financial future?

No. This idea causes a man to be self-centered rather than Y┴OHU-UL reliant. It gives him the idea that whatever direction he chooses will be right. However, money gained contrary to Y┴OHU UL's principles will bring sorrow with it.' - Proverbs 10:22; Tehillim (Psalms) 16:4.

4. Can you achieve whatever your mind can conceive and believe?

No. This concept is based on the false idea that man can achieve financial independence and true happiness apart from Y┴OHU UL. It puts confidence on human ability rather than giving proper recognition to Y┴OHU UL's enablement. Y┴OHU UL has given special power to man, but it must be used in accordance with Scriptural principles - Romans 8:7.

5. Should you make it your goal to become financially independent so that you will not have to look to other people for help?

No. This goal encourages just the opposite of Y┴OHU UL's warning not to trust in uncertain riches - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:7,17. Although it is not wrong to prepare for the future, Y┴OHU UL does not want us to develop a rukha (spirit) of independence from Him or from others. The very fellowship among believers involves a sharing during times of need.

'...Now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want...' - 2 Corinthians 8:14.

6. Do the material things that you provide for your family make up for any sacrifices that job requires?

No. If a man's wife or children feel that his job is more important to him than they are, they will despise him and look at the things he provides as attempts to buy their affections.

The real needs of a family are not material things but rukhaol (spiritual) leadership. No amount of money can bring back time and relationships which are lost because of wrong priorities. - Luke 12:15; Malachi 4:6.

7. Can a person borrow his way to financial success?

No. A person may increase his assets by borrowing during a time of rising inflation. However, financial success is not measured by assets, but by freedom from greed, worry, and bondage.

Borrowing is based on the false assumption that things will be better tomorrow than they are today. This assumption disregards the warning of YAOHUcaf (James) 4:13-14. This concept also overlooks the fact that the borrower becomes the servant of the lender - Proverbs 22:7.

8. Is being the president of your own business the ultimate financial goal?

No. This concept runs counter to the very spirit of the teachings of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y on both serving and being successful in business. The goal is not to become the 'boss' but to become the servant of all - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11-12.

When the focus is on serving, it may well lead to an executive position or ownership of a company. Such leadership is then the by-product of helping others become successful. It is not the goal to be sought after.

9. Do you have the right to decide how you will spend the money that you earn?

No. This concept is totally opposite of Y┴OHU UL's teaching. The money that we receive does not belong to us. We are just trustees of that which Y┴OHU UL has entrusted to us. We show our trusteeship every week by tithes and offerings - Malachi 3:10-11.

10. In order to be successful, must you overcome every obstacle that is between you and your financial goals?

No. Y┴OHU UL wants us to recognize that some obstacles are given by Him as reproofs. He designs these obstacles so that we will turn from our ways and follow His wise directions - Proverbs 1:23; 13:8.

11. Can you build a successful business with an excellent advertising program?

No. A successful business must be built on word-of-mouth promotion by satisfied customers. The better and more vital the product, the less advertising is needed. The Scriptural counsel is that we should not praise ourselves, but that we should let others praise us instead - Proverbs 27:2.

12. Can you measure your success by the amount of money that you earn?

No. This is a false picture of success and of life. It is based on the assumption that one's emotional needs, such as peace, security, happiness, acceptance, and fulfillment, will be met through money.

This assumption is untrue, because these needs are only satisfied through a right relationship with Y┴OHU UL. If we expect to gain from money the things that only Y┴OHU UL can give, then we make money our idol - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:10.

13. Are those who reach the top of the 'success ladder' usually self-made people?

No. This prideful idea totally overlooks the fact that it is Y┴OHU UL Who '... puts down one, and sets up another' (Tehillim (Psalms) 75:7). It also discounts all the investments which parents and others have made in our lives. Those who believe that they are fully responsible for their own success will soon experience the negative reactions of the ones who helped them reach it.

Pride is believing that we achieved what, in reality, Y┴OHU UL and others have done for us and through us.

14. Must you be willing to compromise if you want to succeed in the business world?

No. Just the opposite is true. If we compromise basic Scriptural convictions for financial gain, our 'success' will short-lived and there will be trouble with the money we gain.

Dayan-Ul (Daniel) is one of Y┴OHU UL's choice examples of how to succeed in a job by not compromising, whatever the cost. Dayan-Ul's (Daniel's) dedication to his job and Y┴OHU UL's moral precepts brought him even higher promotions and recognition, in spite of every pressure and plot to get him to compromise - Dayan-Ul (Daniel) 1:8.

15. In order to be promoted in a big company, is whom you know that is more important than what you know?

No. The quality of your work will bring you to the attention of the right people. 'Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and serve before kings!' - Proverbs 22:29

Trying to gain favor or influence with the rich is condemned by Y┴OHU UL - Proverbs 23:1-8.

16. Is it true that there is no real virtue in being poor?

No. However, this answer is based on the right definition of virtue and the right comprehension of poverty.

Virtue is the positive, moral influence which we have on the lives of others.

Poverty comes in at least four different forms. There is no real virtue in two of these forms and there can be virtue in the other two, depending on our response to it.

Types of Poverty
Cause
Virtue
1. Chastisement poverty Violating Y┴OHU UL's principles (Samson)

Influence others to obey Y┴OHU UL

2. Trying poverty Learning Y┴OHU UL's character (Job)

Helps others not to trust in riches

3. Redemptive poverty Giving wealth to others (Messiah)

Prompts others to praise Y┴OHU UL

4. Attitude poverty Realizing our need for Y┴OHU UL (Mehushua or Moses)

Encourages others to be humble

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, though rich, yet for our sakes, He became poor that we through His poverty might be rich - 2 Corinthians 8:9.

17. Can one achieve real financial success by winning in the lottery or in casinos?

No. Money gained at the expense of others will surely go towards wicked ends and purposes. It violates the basic moral dictum that no one shall be enriched at the expense of another. Only money honestly gained give true happiness and peace.

18. One sure way to be promoted to juicy positions is by giving expensive gifts to your employers.

No. Bribing one's way up the 'success ladder' will bring sorrow with it.

19. Since one has acquired his position by spending on gifts to one's superiors, it is but fair that his subordinates should also 'gift' their way up the promotion ladder.

No. A person holding a seat of authority will be unjust and unfair in his choices when he bases them on gifts and bribes. This will breed negative reactions from among his subordinates and will ultimately lead to his own downfall and expulsion.

20. It is easier to be promoted to higher-paying positions when one gives in to sexual advancements of his superiors; after all, it is only being practical.

No. Seats of authority or high-paying jobs acquired through acts of lasciviousness and giving in to sexual lusts will not only bring sorrow with it but also lead to one's untimely uprooting from that job. If one gained it by sexual means, he will also lose it by sexual means by others. It may be practical but grossly immoral.

Be not deceived, Y┴OHU UL is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, the same also shall he reap....

Does Y┴OHU UL Really Control Your Wealth?

An example of Y┴OHU UL's control of events is seen in 2 Kings 6 and 7. Because of Y┴OHU UL's judgment on Samaria, there was a famine in the land. At the same time, the Syrians were besieging Samaria so that food supplies could not get into the City. As a result, a donkey's head had a value of eighty pieces of silver. In one day's time Y┴OHU UL delivered the people of Samaria. Food was quickly in abundance, and a donkey's head became worthless.

Why We Must Trace Wealth To Its True Source....

All wealth is ultimately in Y┴OHU UL's hands, since He controls the basic factors which affect it. These factors are as follows:

Five Factors Controlling Wealth

1. Natural resources and natural laws
2. Basic human needs
3. Wisdom and inventive ability
4. Human energy and talent
5. Events

If a man believes that wealth comes from natural resources, human ability, or a successful company, he will attach loyalties and devotion to them rather than to Y┴OHU UL. His trust will be misplaced, and his priorities will be out of balance. In the end he will be disillusioned.

Correct Definition of Financial Security:

The reward of tracing all wealth to Y┴OHU UL, the Creator.

1. Y┴OHU UL created Natural Resources and Natural Laws

'In the beginning Y┴OHU UL created the heaven and the earth' - Genesis 1:1.

2. Y┴OHU UL designed Basic Human Needs

'...But your heavenly Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) already knows perfectly well that you need them.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:32.

3. Y┴OHU UL gives Wisdom and Inventive Ability

'Wisdom and sound judgment live together, for wisdom knows where to discover knowledge and comprehension.' - Proverbs 8:12.

4. Y┴OHU UL Maintains Human Energy and Talent

'For who makes you to differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive?' - 1 Corinthians 4:7

5. Y┴OHU UL controls Events

'You look for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow upon it....' - Haggai 1:9.

By tracing all wealth to Y┴OHU UL, we free ourselves to find true security and true riches in our relationship with Him, for He can never be ruined or taken away.

'... He who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11

Y┴OHU UL is your only true Source of wealth and prosperity!

Meditation on these will be of much benefit.

Do You Really Know the Differences Between Y┴OHU UL's and Man's Ways to Success?

'... He who wants to be the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11.

Reject False Concepts
Y┴OHU UL's Way
to Financial Success

Man's Way to
Financial Success

1. Focus on submission

1. Focus on power and position

2. Emphasis on personal responsibility 2. Emphasis on rights and freedom
3. Desire to meet the needs of others 3. Desire to gain for self
4. Concern for enduring achievements 4. Concern for immediate fulfillment
5. Yearning for the approval of Y┴OHU UL 5. Yearning for the praise of men
6. Aspiration to serve others 6. Aspiration to be served
7. Need for patience 7. Need for pushing ahead
8. Eagerness to follow Y┴OHU UL 8. Eagerness to lead men
9. Working in cooperation 9. Working in competition
10. Motivation for Y┴OHU UL's glory 10. Motivation for self-glorification

Your Personal Commitment to Y┴OHU UL's Financial Concepts

For me, success in finances means learning how to be successful in Y┴OHU UL's character, faith, wisdom, self-control, gentleness and love.

I hereby acknowledge that any funds that I have or will receive are from Y┴OHU UL's hand and must be earned and managed according to the principles of His Holy Word.

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Date _______________________

Meditation on all the above will be of much benefit.

To What Degree Are You Experiencing Financial Rebukes?

1. Do you have bills or loans that are unpaid and overdue?

2. Have you overdrawn your bank account or borrowed money from others in the last six months?

3. Do you lose sleep because of financial concerns?

4. Do you have health problems which are directly related to financial pressures?

5. Have your job or business activities deprived you of quality time with Y┴OHU UL in prayer and reading the Word?

6. Do you have business activities or investments which are losing money?

7. Are there people who are bitter toward you because of your past financial or business dealings with them?

8. Do you have things which you looked eagerly to owning before but now no longer find enjoyment in?

9. Do you have expensive leisure and recreational gadgets or things which you don't have time to use?

10. Do you find yourself enslaved to material things and personal properties which require continual upkeep, time and care?

11. Do you spend money for any personal habits which you know are wrong, like gluttony or vices?

12. Have you been in deep financial troubles because others were trying to take advantage of you financially?

13. Are your financial goals putting much pressure on your family and subordinates?

14. Have you made purchases which have caused arguments or hurt feelings within your family?

15. Do you have any items in your home which do not really belong to you?

16. Have you told your loved ones that you are too busy that you cannot go out with them on occasions which you know are important to them?

17. Do your subordinates or children resent your attempts to lead them?

18. Do you envy others who appear to be more capable, more successful and more wealthy than you are?

19. Do you find yourself often longing for things you deeply desire but can't afford to buy?

20. Do you think you need to wear expensive items or clothing so people will not look down upon you?

How to Recognize Y┴OHU UL's Rebukes to Wrong Ways to Financial Riches....

'How long, you foolish ones, will you love stupidity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof....' - Proverbs 1:22-23.

Greed Rebuked

'...Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto you, and unto your seed for ever....' - 2 Kings 5:26-27.

Recognize Financial Rebukes

1. The need to borrow money

'Only if you carefully hearken unto the voice of Y┴OHU your UL, to observe to do all these commandments...you shall lend unto many nations, but shall not borrow....' - Deuteronomy 15:5-6

2. Overdue bills

'Don't say unto your neighbor, 'Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give,' when you already have it.' - Proverbs 3:28

3. Speculative losses

'Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

4. Sleepless nights

'The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep.' - Ecclesiastes 5:12

5. Unexpected losses

'You looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow upon it....' - Haggai 1:9

6. Inability to enjoy what you have

'There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: A man to whom Y┴OHU UL has given riches, wealth, and honor so that he wants nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet Y┴OHU UL gives him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eats it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.' - Ecclesiastes 6:1-2

7. Rukhaol (Spiritual) barrenness

'... The care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 13:22

8. Family pressures

'He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house....' - Proverbs 15:27

9. Health problems

'There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their own hurt.' - Ecclesiastes 5:13

10. Lawsuits

'Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you because you go to law one with another. Why don't you rather take wrong? Why don't you rather allow yourselves to be defrauded?' - 1 Corinthians 6:7

How Financial Rebukes Develop in Marriage

Financial Reproofs from Self-Rejection
Husband's Actions

Wife's Responses

1. Inferiority
When a man fails to compre hend and accept unchangeable features in himself or in his family, he develops deep feelings of inferiority.
Insecurity
His wife needs to admire her husband and to depend upon him for wise and consistent leadership in the marriage and the family.
2. Extravagance
A husband who does not accept himself often attempts to improve his self-image through expensive clothings, cars, furnishings, and other status symbols. In order to buy these, he may go into debt.
Fear
His wife does not comprehend his need to go into debt for these expensive items. She outwardly accepts them but inwardly develops fears, worries and insecurity because of the debt.
3. Wrong Priorities
The husband commits himself to financial goals. He is motivated by the need of approval. In order to reach his goals, he encourages or allows his wife to begin working outside of the home.
Divided Loyalty
His wife goes to work and soon finds herself in two worlds. She discovers that needs which were not met by her husband can be at least partially fulfilled through her job.
4. Rejection
The husband who expects his wife to help support the family surrenders part of his Y┴OHU UL-given responsibility as provider. This only deepens his feelings of inferiority. He then projects onto his wife and children the same attitude of rejection which he has toward himself.
Resentment
His wife reacts to his rejection. She feels a growing resentment to the tight budget that they must follow because of his bad financial decisions. She begins to look for other people for fellowship and encouragement.
5. Reaction
The husband reacts to his wife's independent rukha (spirit). Financial pressures cause him to be quick-tempered and irritable. He expects his wife to have patience while he works through problems. However, the problems become worse.
Divorce and Separation
His wife loses confidence in his leadership as she sees the pressures mounting. She tries to give him counsel, but she does not comprehend his motivation. Convinced that he is proud and stubborn, his wife then decides that she must look out for her own personal interests.

Financial Reproofs from Moral Impurity
1. Lack of self-control
Before their marriage, the husband was attracted to his wife on a physical level. During their courtship he violated Y┴OHU UL's moral norms with her.
Guilt and doubt
His wife lowered her standards to accept his physical affection before marriage. This damaged her self-respect and planted destructive seeds of guilt and doubt in her.
2. Sensual Focus
The husband began marriage by expecting his wife to fulfill his sexual needs. However, he was insensitive to her real needs because of his sensual expectations.
Coolness
His wife's seeds of guilt and doubt began to grow. She wondered if he really loved her or if he was only using her to gratify his own desires. This fear caused her to be physically cool toward him.
3. Reaction
The husband now reacts to his wife's coolness toward him. He begins to make demands that she meet his physical needs.
Coldness
His wife now sees his demands and continued insensitivity as confirmation that he does not love her. She becomes physically cold toward him.
4. Giving bribes
The husband senses that his wife has been offended. However, he does not realize how deep the wounds really are. He believes that buying her some expensive gifts will solve the problem.
Rejection
The more the husband goes into debt, the more the wife doubts his financial sensibilities. She refuses to accept the bribes realizing that this will only create more hardships and guilt on her part.
5. Overemphasis on work
He realizes that his gifts did not revive his wife's broken spirit. He tightens the budget and expects her to cooperate in order to get out of debt. He spends more time at work or gets additional work. This further hinders him in meeting his wife's real needs.
Divorce and Separation
His wife turns from him and focuses on her own vocation, the children, or the fantasy world of television; or she looks for sympathy and comprehension from the people with whom she works.

'Come here and hearken to me! I'll pour out the Spirit of wisdom upon you, and make you wise. I have called you so often but still you won't come. I have pleaded, but all in vain. For you have spurned my counsel and rebuke. Some day you'll be in trouble, and I'll laugh. Mock me, will you? - I'll mock you!

'When a storm of terror surrounds you, and when you are engulfed by anguish and deep distress, then I will not answer your cry for help. It will be too late though you search for me ever so eagerly.

'For you closed your eyes to the facts and did not choose to reverence and trust Y┴OHU UL, and turned your back on me, spurning my advice.

'That is why you must eat the bitter fruit of having your own way, and experience the full terrors of the pathway you have chosen. For you have turned away from me - to death; your own complacency will kill you. Fools! But all who hearken to me shall live in peace and safety, unafraid.' - Proverbs 1:23-33

Y┴OHU UL says: Turn you at My reproof....

To What Degree Do You Have Lust for Money?

'For neither you nor anyone else can serve two bosses at the same time. You will hate one and show loyalty to the other, or else the other way around - you will be excited about one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - Luke 16:13

'For the lust for money is the root of all kinds of evil....' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:10

Please answer the following queries with either 'True' or 'False' and then evaluate yourself with the correct answers tomorrow....

1. When you need an item, is your first thought to buy it rather than to pray to Y┴OHU UL for it?

2. Would you evaluate a person as successful even if he were not rich and wealthy?

3. Are you expecting money to give you peace of mind, influence or happiness?

4. Do you find more excitement in getting money than in gaining insights from the Holy Scriptures?

5. Do you allow the cares of riches and daily chores choke out your time for prayer and the Word?

6. Have you ever compromised a moral principle in order not to lose your job or financial gain?

7. In the last five years, have you ever sacrificed a friendship or a relation because of arguments over money?

8. Are you contented with your present income?

9. Do you look forward to retirement benefits and bonuses more than the return of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

10. Do you still carry bitterness about financial losses?

11. When you are with friends or relations, do you talk more about financial matters more than about spiritual matters?

12. Do you pray before every meal even when non-believers among your associates or clients are present?

13. Do you have personal principles and beliefs against selling such things as liquors, cigarettes, pornography or drugs?

14. Do you spend more time every day reading business news and business reports, or breaking news than on reading the Holy Scriptures?

15. Are you more concerned about giving your children a financial heritage than a spiritual heritage?

16. Would your family say that your job is more important to you than your family is?

17. Do you have a secret desire to become rich?

18. Have you ever sacrificially donated a large sum of money to those who are in dire need?

19. Do you tend to limit your friends to those who are rich and influential?

20. Have you dedicated all your money and possessions to Y┴OHU UL?

21. Does your daily happiness depend on how much money you have rather than on how close you were in fellowship with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA that day?

Why Must You Now Choose to Serve Y┴OHU UL Rather Than Money?

'For neither you nor anyone else can serve two bosses at the same time. You will hate one and show loyalty to the other, or else the other way around - you will be excited about one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - Luke 16:13

'For the lust for money is the root of all kinds of evil....' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:10

CHOOSE TO SERVE Y┴OHU UL RATHER THAN MONEY

Protection Secured:

'And you have seen all that Y┴OHU your UL had done unto all these nations because of you; for Y┴OHU your UL is He Who had fought for you.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 23:3.

Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) - a great conqueror with singleness of heart

Decision required:

'...Choose you this day whom you will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve Y┴OHU UL.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 24:15.

The witness of Y┴OHU UL against those who tried to serve Y┴OHU UL and money

1. Using religion for gain

Balaam was a prophet during the early days of the nation of Yaoshor-Ul (Israel). He had a special power. Those whom he cursed were cursed, and those whom he blessed were blessed. The king of Moab hired Balaam to curse Yaoshor-Ul (Israel); but Y┴OHU UL warned Balaam not to curse His people, so he blessed them instead.

For no one can curse whom Y┴OHU UL has blessed.

This angered the king of Moab. Balaam appeased the king and collected his money by teaching the king how to morally corrupt the people whom he could not curse. Later, Balaam lost his money and his life when Yaoshor-Ul (Israel) conquered Moab. - Numbers 22-24; Jude 11; Revelation 2:14.

2. Compromising with evil

Lot was the nephew of Abruham. He went with Abruham to the land of Canaan, where his flocks and herds increased so much that there was not enough land for his flocks and Abruham's flocks together.

Lot separated from Abruham and chose to live near Sodom, an area that was very fertile. Lot's business dealings caused him to compromise in his choice of associates. He tried to be an example to them, but ultimately, he lost all of his possessions and most of his family. - Genesis 12-14,19.

3. Mixing faith and self-effort

YAOHUcaf (Jacob) was assured by Y┴OHU UL that he would be blessed, but he felt that he had to help Y┴OHU UL work out the blessing. He talked his brother out of the birthright, stole his brother's blessing and cleverly worked to get his father-in-law's flocks.

Y┴OHU UL brought YAOHUcaf (Jacob) to a crisis when his brother Esau came with four hundred men to get revenge for being cheated. YAOHUcaf (Jacob) first made restitution and then spent a night wrestling with Y┴OHU UL. Through that experience he exhibited a new trust in Y┴OHU UL, but the seeds of destruction took a heavy toll with his wife and children. - Genesis 27-34.

4. Yielding to greed, gluttony and covetousness

Achan fought in Yaoh˙shua's (Joshua's) army and helped conquered Jericho. He knew of Y┴OHU UL's promise to give victory and some spoils of the land to Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) and his army.

In his service for Y┴OHU UL, however, Achan was exposed to the corrupt things of the enemy. Rather than treating them with pure contempt, he determined how they would benefit his life; and then he took the forbidden treasures in violation of Y┴OHU UL's clear command, 'keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest you make yourselves accursed...' (Yaoh˙shua or Joshua 6:18). Y┴OHU UL judged Achan by having him and his entire family stoned to death. - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 7

5. Commercializing religion

Gideon was used by Y┴OHU UL to conquer the Midianites and to free Yaoshor˙l (Israel) from oppression. The men of Yaoshor˙l asked Gideon to be their king. He refused this honor but requested instead that he be given all of the golden earrings of the enemy. From these earrings he made a golden ephod, a richly- embroidered outer vestment worn by YAOHUdim (Jewish) priests.

This ephod became a national tourist attraction; and although it was used for religious worship, it caused '...all Yaoshor˙l (Israel)...prostituting themselves after it...' (Judges 8:27).

Gideon had many wives and 70 sons. After he died, Y┴OHU UL judged his family through the son of his concubine. This son killed sixty-nine of his half-brothers and seized the kingship which his father had refused - Judges 8:24-9:6.

6. Cashing in on another's work and services

Gehazi was the servant of the prophet Ulshua (Elisha). When Naaman, the captain of the Syrian army, came to Ulshua (Elisha) to be cured of leprosy, Ulshua instructed Naaman through Gehazi. Naaman was miraculously healed of his leprosy, and he wanted to give Ulshua a valuable reward. Gehazi listened as Ulshua clearly refused it.

After Naaman left, Gehazi ran after him and, through deception, got some of the reward for himself. He was sharply rebuked by Ulshua, and the leprosy of Naaman came upon Gehazi - 2 Kings 5.

7. Trying to worship Y┴OHU UL and money at the same time

The rich young ruler possessed more than riches. He had character qualities that were exemplary. He showed diligence in coming to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, he showed honor to Him, he had a teachable rukha (spirit), and he was morally upright from his youth.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA detected only one major flaw in this young man - he had an intense lust for money. So Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commanded him to sell all that he had, give it to the poor, and then follow Him. Upon hearing this, the rich young ruler walked away sorrowfully, for he had great riches.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA used this incident to explain how difficult it is for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven - Luke 18:18-30.

8. Selling inside information

Judas was the most trusted of the disciples. He was the one among the disciples to hold an office. Perhaps he was appointed treasurer because his interest in money was obvious. He evaluated events on the basis of monetary gain for the treasury and for himself. Consequently, he totally missed the message and significance of Maoroam's (Mary's) anointing of the feet of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

He determined that the ointment which she used could have been sold for a high price and given to the poor. It is possible that the information he sold to the religious leaders was designed to enrich his pockets while giving YAOH┌SHUA another opportunity to escape death. When he saw he had betrayed innocent blood, Judas returned the money and hanged himself - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 26-27.

9. Purchasing public praise

Ananiah and Sapphira were involved in the social concerns of the early Oholyao (Congregation). When Barnabas sold his property and gave the money to the Oholyao's leaders, Ananiah and Sapphira saw the admiration and encouragement that he received.

They decided to follow Barnabas' example, but they secretly agreed between themselves to keep back part of the money. In this way they planned getting public recognition while still maintaining private resources.

However, their deception failed to elude the rukhaol (spiritual) alertness of Peter. When they lied about the amount of sale, Peter rebuked them. Immediately, after being rebuked by Peter, both Ananiah and Sapphira fell dead at his feet - Acts 5.

10. Trying to buy spirituality

Simon was a converted sorcerer. Before his salvation he had been a very powerful person. He had kept the people spellbound with his magic and experienced their continual admiration. When Simon saw Peter transmitting the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) by the laying on of hands, he immediately recognized this as being more effective than any of his magic.

He visualized the personal gain and admiration which he could have with this power, so he offered Peter money to buy it. Peter sharply rebuked Simon for his carnal approach to spiritual services. In his rebuke, Peter exposed Simon's root problems, saying that Simon was in the gall of jealousy and bitterness, bound with his own iniquity - Acts 8:9-24.

How To Serve Y┴OHU UL Rather Than Money

Most Yaoh˙shuahim, if asked, would claim that they are serving Y┴OHU UL. They would deny that they have greater love of money than of Y┴OHU UL. However, Y┴OHU UL knows our hearts. He searches out our motives. He is aware of how many of the following steps we have actually taken.

1. Name the things that you love the most

'...Take now your son, your only son Y┴OHU-tzqak (Isaac), whom you love the most...' - Genesis 22:2.

Y┴OHU UL will always begin with the things that we love most. He will direct (olyanu) us to name the people and possessions which have captured our affections.

Unless the objects of our deepest love are dedicated to Him, they will become objects of our worship and sources of future sorrow. In the end, we will lose the very things that we refused to give to Y┴OHU UL.

Who or what, if taken from you, would give you the most inward pain:

Your wife
Your freedom
Your son
Your reputation
Your daughter
Your money
Your home
Your friends
Your job
Your possessions
Your health
Your skills
Your sisters or brothers
Your car or truck

- Present them completely to Y┴OHU UL

'...Offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of' - Genesis 22:2.

Y┴OHU UL's way of dealing with you involves a specific time and place. He wants us to make definite decisions that we will remember throughout our lifetime.

Just as Abruham built his altar, we can also get alone with Y┴OHU UL and 'build our altar.'

Abruham was confident that Y┴OHU UL Who told him to offer his only son was also able to raise him up again. We can be sure that whatever we give to Y┴OHU UL He can protect and bless and give back in return.

'...I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:12

By giving our most cherished objects of affection to Y┴OHU UL, we are saying: 'From this moment on these things belong to You. I give them to You. I have no more rights to them or claim on them.'

- Die to them in your human emotions

'And Abruham lifted up his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.' - Genesis 22:10

The action of dedicating our most cherished possessions to Y┴OHU UL is not complete until we die to them in our human emotions.

This means that we thank Y┴OHU UL ahead of time for whatever He allows to happen to the things that we gave to Him.

Be prepared to thank Y┴OHU UL if He allows the things that you gave to Him to be taken from you; and be prepared to thank Y┴OHU UL if they are entrusted back to your care.

Abruham never could not have lifted the knife over his son if he had not first 'died to him' in his human emotions. Without this emotional break, the offering is only a meaningless ritual.

Realize that Y┴OHU UL will test your sincerity with whatever you give to Him.

2. Expect Y┴OHU UL to show His supernatural power through that which you give to Him

'... Lay not your hand upon the lad...Because you...had not withheld your son...I will bless you...' - Genesis 22:12,16-17

Abruham learned that the real sacrifice takes place in the heart, not in the act of the sacrifice itself.

Abruham also exemplifies that once we emotionally let go of our most treasured possessions, Y┴OHU UL will be able to show His miraculous power through them. They will become the basis of our service to Y┴OHU UL.

Give your family to Y┴OHU UL, and He will raise up the foundations of many upright generations - YaoshuaYAOHU (Isaiah) 61:4.

Give your home and possessions to Y┴OHU UL, and you '...shall receive a hundredfold now in this time...and in the world to come eternal life' - Mark 10:30.

Give your friendships to Y┴OHU UL, and He will allow you experience true fellowship - 1 YAOHUkhanam (John) 1:7.

Give your reputation to Y┴OHU UL, and He will lead you to make right decisions in order to protect His reputation - Tehillim (Psalms) 23:3.

The Precise Steps which a Parent Took in Transferring Ownership to Y┴OHU UL

'I pictured myself kneeling before Y┴OHU UL's altar.

I know that I had failed in managing the money that Y┴OHU UL had entrusted to me. My deep indebtedness was daily evidence of that fact. After hearing about dedicating everything I had to Y┴OHU UL, I went into my bedroom and bent down on my knees.

I pictured everything that I loved and owned behind me - my espouse, children, home, car, job, and every other item that I could think of. One by one I pictured myself taking each item from behind me and placing it on Y┴OHU UL's altar.

I prayed, Y┴OHU UL, I give You my espouse, whom I love. From now on, she belongs to You. If You allow something to happen beyond my control, I will thank You for it. And if You allow me to continue to enjoy her love and fellowship, I will thank You for that. Y┴OHU UL, here is my job. I give You the rights to it. If You continue to allow me to have the job, I will accept the responsibility of working as unto You.

I continued praying in this manner until every single item was taken from behind me and placed on the altar. When I finished, I felt an inner freedom that I had never experienced before. The dedication became the turning point in my finances. It released me from the pressure of doing things my way and freed me to learn how to do things in Y┴OHU UL's way.'

I Was Able To Teach My Children Truths That Had Become Real To Me

'Once I experienced the freedom and blessing of dedicating everything I had to Y┴OHU UL, I was able to include the family in any new dedication of a possession. One day we bought a car. I said to my wife and children, 'Let's go out in the car and dedicate it to Y┴OHU UL.' We prayed 'Y┴OHU UL, You gave us the funds for this car and the direction to buy it. We now give it back to You. You are free to do with it whatever You want. If You allow us to use it, we purpose to use it to bring glory to You.'

This time of prayer was especially significant to my young son, and the car became a means for Y┴OHU UL to teach valuable lessons to our family.'

'...Choose you this day whom you will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve Y┴OHU UL.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 24:15, Holy Scriptures.

Your Next Goal: Freedom from Debts

'Pay all your debts except the debt of love for others - never finish paying that. For if you love them, you will obey all of Y┴OHU UL's laws, fulfilling all His requirements' - Romans 13:8.

Financial Accountability:

'...No, I will not have it as a gift, I will buy it, for I don't want to offer to Y┴OHU my UL burnt offerings that cost me nothing...' - 2 Samuel 24:24.

Pre-Need Financing

'Using every resource at my command, I have gathered as much as I could for building it - enough gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and great quantities of onyx, other valuable gems, costly jewels and marble.' - 1 Chronicles 29:2.

Do You Really Know What It Means to be in Debt?

Your Own Evaluation:

Please answer the following with either TRUE or FALSE:

1. Borrowing is all right when one is in a tight financial bind and under heavy financial pressures.

2. There's no danger in borrowing if you have enough resources to guarantee the return of the thing or money borrowed.

3. You can borrow from a fellow Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) but not from unbelievers.

4. It is not wrong for wealthy people to borrow because they have more than enough assets to cover repayment.

5. When rare opportunities to earn big profits come one's way, he is justified in getting loans in order not to miss out on these golden opportunities.

6. To be granted a loan is a great privilege because it means one is credit worthy.

7. Most financial and lending institutions are really much concerned with how they can best maximize their clients' incomes.

8. It is sinful to lend money especially to those who cannot repay.

9. It is better to sell your personal assets than to borrow.

10. Children's education must be supported by parents even if it means borrowing money to pay for tuition and other school expenses.

11. Only those who are under Y┴OHU UL's curse and punishment do borrow money.

12. It would be wise to borrow large sums of money so that in case of one's inability to pay by sickness or early death, the borrower cannot be pressed for repayment.

13. It would be too inconvenient to live these days without a credit card because most of our basic needs are readily available through it.

14. A person with his credit card is safe from thieves and robbers, than one who carries his money in cold cash.

15. Borrowing is wrong because it presumes that future incomes are sure to come.

16. It is still favorable to get much out of one's credit card because it is easy to declare bankruptcy and never repay the debts. One really beats the system this way.

17. The borrower is enslaved to the lender until he has fully repaid whatever he owes.

18. I have faith that my future earnings will come and so to borrow is one sure expression of my faith in the written Word.

19. One can really not avoid borrowing in this age and times.

20. Buying with the use of one's credit card is actually borrowing from others.

21. The Holy Scriptures forbid borrowing of any kind and in any form.

22. The Holy Scriptures forbid the lending of any kind and in any form.

23. When someone who is in deep financial crisis tries to borrow but is refused, no one could blame him later on if he is forced to steal.

24. If only people would readily lend to those who borrow from them, no one would steal or rob or kill.

25. Stealing is actually borrowing but somewhat in a forceful and secretive way.

26. The proliferation of thievery in many societies is the fault of those who refuse to lend to those who try to borrow.

27. It is all right to buy with one's credit card if the financial institution does not charge interest, therefore it cannot be considered as a form of borrowing.

28. The best-kept secret of most wealthy and successful people is to use other's people's money in enriching themselves, usually by borrowing.

29. Investing one's money in the stock market or mutual funds is actually a form of lending out your money with expected interest on it.

30. But as is usually the case, the investor loses both his money and his expected income - poverty with much sorrow.

'However, if you do not obey Y┴OHU your UL and do not carefully follow all His commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out....The foreigner who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, but you will be the tail.' - Deuteronomy 28:15-19, 43-44

1. Borrowing is all right when one is in a tight financial bind and under heavy financial pressures. False.

Romans 13:8 clearly commands - 'To no man nothing owe.'

Borrowing hinders Y┴OHU UL's supernatural provision and intervention. It also damages Y┴OHU UL's reputation and belies many promises in His Word.

Borrowing also discourages one's ability to be diligent, resourceful and responsible.

Remember, to engage in borrowing signifies one is under the curse of the law from which the believer has been redeemed from by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

2. There's no danger in borrowing if you have enough resources to guarantee the return of the thing or money borrowed. False.

Why does one have to borrow when he has enough assets to spare? Borrowing should not be part of a believer's way of managing the funds which Y┴OHU UL entrusts to him.

By borrowing, one will be needlessly enslaved to the lender. Plus the fact that he will needlessly subject himself under the curse of interest payments which bite like the snake.

'The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.' - Proverbs 22:7

3. You can borrow from a fellow Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) but not from unbelievers. False.

Just ask rather than borrow from another Yaoh˙shuahee. This way the believer would not violate the clear command in Romans 13:8 - 'To no man nothing owe.'

'You have not because you ask not.' - YAOHUcaf (James) 4:2b

'At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, as it is written: 'He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.' - 2 Corinthians 8:14-15

For a believer to borrow from unbelievers would embarrass the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL and it would be a poor testimony to them.

'But my Y┴OHU UL will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in ha-Mehushkhay YAOH┌SHUA.' - Philippians 4:19

4. It is not wrong for wealthy people to borrow because they have more than enough assets to cover repayment. False.

Wealthy people are expected by Y┴OHU UL to give and lend to the needy and the poor. They are to be generous with whatever Y┴OHU UL entrusts to their care and management. They are expected by Y┴OHU UL to lend FREELY (without interest).

'Blessings will come to him who is generous and lends freely....' - Tehillim (Psalms) 112:5

'He who is kind to the poor lends unto Y┴OHU UL, and He will reward him for the kindness he has done.' - Proverbs 19:17

'Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in Y┴OHU UL, Who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to be kind, to be rich in charitable 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, so that they may take hold of the life that is really life.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:17-19

5. When rare opportunities to earn big profits come one's way, he is justified in getting loans in order not to miss out on these golden opportunities. False.

'Get-rich-quick' schemes are to be totally avoided.

Riches without honest labor do not last; only wealth patiently earned by dutiful serving endures.

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in THE END.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Dishonest money brings grief to all the family, but hating bribes brings happiness.' - Proverbs 15:27

'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

Man's way to riches surely leads to sorrow. Remember the Albanians who were financially ruined for lack of knowledge....

6. To be granted a loan is a great privilege because it means one is creditworthy. False.

The best title of privilege is not of being a fine borrower but that of being a generous and free giver and lender!

Getting a loan presumes on the future which is uncertain. The borrower becomes servant to the lender. Believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA are to be His bondslaves and not of anyone else.

Besides, paying interest on loans is poor money management, when one can accumulate money first then make the necessary purchases thereby avoiding payment of avoidable interest.

'Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?' - Luke 16:10-12

Borrowing leads to the borrower's being in bondage to his lenders!

7. Most financial and lending institutions are really much concerned with how they can best maximize their clients' incomes. False.

Their main goal is to maximize their profits because they are profit-making activities. But the way they can best achieve maximum profits is by rendering the best services to their clients.

'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put My money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 25:27

8. It is sinful to lend money especially to those who cannot repay. False.

'Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:42

'And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to be repaid in full....Lend to your enemies without expecting to get anything back, then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and the very wicked. Be merciful, just as your Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) is merciful.' - Luke 6:34b,35-36

But if it will encourage laziness in other people's lives, then believers are warned against feeding the lazy.

'Be hol Sh˙am (in the Name of) Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching your received from us....For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: 'If a man will not work, he shall not eat.'

'We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy - they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to settle down and earn the bread they eat! And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:6,11-13

9. It is better to sell your personal assets than to borrow. True.

Financial need prods one's resourcefulness and diligence in raising the funds to meet financial obligations. One who is resourceful is expected to exhaust all possibilities in trying to raise money from one's own resources and personal labor or services.

Another advantage is to find out unnecessary items of luxury and overindulgence (or other worldly things) which could be disposed of to meet current financial obligations.

Living off at another's labor and expense is not the rule in the believer's life. Borrowing is a violation of clear Scriptural command in Romans 13:8 - 'To no man nothing owe.'

10. Children's education must be supported by parents even if it means borrowing money to pay for tuition and other school expenses. False.

Funds for children's educational needs must be earned by the parents even before the needs arise.

If plans are in the perfect will of Y┴OHU UL, He will provide the funds beforehand. If funds are not available at the time they are needed, that is one way of Y┴OHU UL's admonition to the believer to further seek His will regarding the matter, perhaps for change of direction or some other more important matters which must first be attended to.

'For Y┴OHU UL will bless you as He has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that Y┴OHU UL is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.' - Deuteronomy 15:6-8

'I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the upright forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 37:25-26

11. Only those who are under Y┴OHU UL's curse and punishment do borrow money. True.

'However, if you do not obey Y┴OHU your UL and do not carefully follow all His commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out....The foreigner who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, but you will be the tail.' - Deuteronomy 28:15-19, 43-44

There are however exceptions to this, as was in the case of the Israelites before they departed from Egypt when Y┴OHU UL commanded that each of them should borrow (ask) articles of silver and gold from their neighbors, even fully knowing that they would never be returned. Y┴OHU UL was just in giving to the Israelites their due pay for their years of hard labor and slavery from which the Egyptians benefited.

12. It would be wise to borrow large sums of money so that in case of one's inability to pay by sickness or early death, the borrower cannot be pressed for repayment. False.

This would be borrowing without intention to repay, and a wicked thing to do. This is enriching oneself at the expense of others.

'The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the upright give generously.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 37:21

'Y┴OHU UL, who may dwell in Your Tabernacle? Who may live on Your holy hill?....He who keeps his promise [to pay] even when it hurts....' - Tehillim (Psalms) 15:1,4b, Holy Scriptures

Death does not extinguish one's debts. In the adjudication of the estate of the deceased, all of his debts must be paid out first before the heirs can have their portion of the inheritance, if any.

In fact, it is the estate administrator's duty to settle all the debts of the deceased first as it is his duty to preserve the fine name of the departed by promptly paying all the debts, even if he is already dead. Marriage is extinguished through death of either espouse, but not debts.

13. It would be too inconvenient to live these days without a credit card because most of our basic needs are readily available through it. False.

Yes, it would be more convenient for credit card thefts to victimize holders by huge amounts being charged to their accounts unknowingly, then being forced to pay for them to bankruptcy.

Many don't have credit cards yet survive well in this time and age, and they are safe from credit card thefts and from avoidable interest payments and financing charges. They are fine and responsible trustees of Y┴OHU UL's funds.

'Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?' - Luke 16:10-12

14. A person with his credit card is safe from thieves and robbers, than one who carries his money in cold cash. False.

A person whose personal assets and wealth are without walls of protection (as a result of robbing Y┴OHU UL - Malachi 3) is already scheduled to be a victim all sorts of thievery, crimes, costly court litigations, forced dismissals and natural calamities, whether or not he has or hasn't his credit card with him.

15. Borrowing is wrong because it presumes that future incomes are sure to come. True.

It is presumption, and really what faith is not.

Don't boast about tomorrow for you don't know what it brings.

'Look here, you people who say, 'Today or tomorrow we are going to such and such a town, remain there a year, and open up a profitable business.' How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow?

For the length of your lives is as unsure as the morning fog - now you see it; soon it is gone. What you ought to say is, 'If Y┴OHU UL wants us to, we shall live and do this or that.' Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans and such self-confidence never pleases Y┴OHU UL.

Remember, too, that knowing what is right to do and then not doing it is sin.' - YAOHUcaf (Jacob - James) 4:13-17

16. It is still favorable to get much out of one's credit card because it is easy to declare bankruptcy and never repay the debts. One really beats the system this way. False.

Personal possessions and assets gained by evil means will never benefit the greedy, in the end. They will eat out his own soul.

'What does it profit a man even if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 16:26

One cannot separate the fruit from the seed. One who steals from others (seed sown), someday, something will also be stolen from him (harvest). When and how? It does not matter, what matters is that it is sure to come. So it is foolish to covet other's property or assets.

'You must not have a burning desire for another man's wife, nor envy him for his home, land, servants, oxen, donkeys nor anything else he owns.' - Deuteronomy 5:21

Money or assets gained by wicked means will always surely go to wicked activities and evil purposes, and will cause much sorrow in the family.

Only honest wealth brings real happiness, peace of mind, clear conscience and a healthy and blessed, long life. Only the upright experience such kind of life that is really life in the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.

17. The borrower is enslaved to the lender until he has fully repaid whatever he owes. True.

'The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.' - Proverbs 22:7

If there are many who are in bondage to gambling, drug addiction and alcoholic drinks, there are much more who are in bondage to moneylenders and usurers.

YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah came to give you life and life more enriched and has delivered you from all kinds of bondages and slavery!

18. I have faith that my future earnings will come and so to borrow is one sure expression of my faith in the written Word. False.

Again, this is presumption and it is sinful to presume upon tomorrow for no one really knows what tomorrow will bring.

19. One can really not avoid borrowing in this age and times. False.

Y┴OHU UL's Word still are effectual even during this age and times. He still provides for all our needs according to His riches in glory by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Y┴OHU UL is still true to His Word to fill us daily with benefits!

'If you fully obey all of these commandments of Y┴OHU your UL, the laws I am declaring to you today, Y┴OHU UL will transform you into the greatest nation in the world. These are the blessings that will come upon you:

Blessings in the city,
Blessings in the field;
Many children,
Ample crops,
Large flocks and herds;
Blessings of fruit and bread;
Blessings when you come in,
Blessings when you go out.

Y┴OHU UL will defeat your enemy before you....Y┴OHU UL will bless you with bountiful crops and healthy cattle and prosper everything you do....He will bless everything you do; and you shall lend to many nations, but shall NOT borrow from them.' - Deuteronomy 28:1-6 and other portions.

20. Buying with the use of one's credit card is actually borrowing from others. True.

Yes, and it is enjoying items and services which are not yet paid, and the holder pays interest and financing charges to cover these.

Buying with credit cards or on credit encourages impulse buying. It is really a careless way of managing Y┴OHU UL's funds which are entrusted to each of His children in His Kingdom. Many have been unwittingly reduced to bankruptcy due to impulse buying and overspending.

'It is not right to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be in a hurry and miss the way.' - Proverbs 19:2

'When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.' - YAOHUcaf (James) 4:3

A Yaoh˙shuahee is expected by Y┴OHU UL to be contented with basics. Impulse buying and overspending (or not living within one's income) is living in a way which clearly exhibits discontent with basics.

All the riches and wealth in this world cannot make a person happy if he does not know the secret of being contented (well satisfied) with basics.

'Having food and clothing, let us therefore be contented.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:6-10

'Do you want to be truly rich? You already are if you are happy and upright! After all, we didn't bring any money with us when we came into the world, and we can't carry away a single penny when we die.

So we should be well satisfied without money if we have enough food and clothing.

But people who long to be rich soon begin to do all kinds of wrong things to get money, things that hurt them and make them evil-minded and finally send them to hell itself.

For the lust for money is the first step toward all kinds of sin. Some people have even turned away from Y┴OHU UL because of their lust for money, and as a result have pierced themselves with many sorrows.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:6-10

Satisfaction - fully realizing that Y┴OHU UL has provided and given everything that I need for my own DAILY happiness!

You are free, you are delivered and you are safe from the idolatry, worship of and bondage to money, right now and forever!

21. The Holy Scriptures forbid borrowing of any kind and in any form. True.

Y┴OHU UL in Romans 13:8 clearly says: 'To no man nothing owe.'

'The prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the stupid goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. - Proverbs 22:3

'The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is gready to get, while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25,26

'Upright men will be rescued from harm, but cheaters will be ruined.' - Proverbs 28:18

'The upright man's earnings advance the cause of rectitude. The evil man squanders his on sin.' - Proverbs 10:16

'If you repay evil for kindness, a curse is upon your home.' - Proverbs 17:13

'Kindness makes a man attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.' - Proverbs 19:22

'Some men enjoy cheating, but the cake they buy with such ill-gotten gain will turn to gravel in their mouths.' - Proverbs 20:17

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?'- Prvoverbs 21:6

'We can justify our every deed but Y┴OHU UL looks at our motives.' - Proverbs 21:2

'A man who loves pleasure becomes poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches!' - Proverbs 21:17

'The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is gready to get, while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25,26

'If you must choose, take a wonderful name rather than great riches; for to be held in loving esteem is better than silver and gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

'Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.'- Proverbs 28:22

22. The Holy Scriptures forbid the lending of any kind and in any form. False.

'If you lend money to one of My people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.' - Exodus 22:25

'If one of you countrymen becomes poor and in unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. Do not take interest of any kind from him, but fear your Y┴OHU UL, so that your countryman may continue to live among you. You must not lend money at interest or sell him food at a profit. I am Y┴OHU your UL, Who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your UL.' - Leviticus 25:37

'For Y┴OHU UL will bless you as He has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that Y┴OHU UL is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.' - Deuteronomy 15:6-8

'Y┴OHU UL, who may dwell in Your Tabernacle? Who may live on Your holy hill?....He who keeps his promise even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury....' - Tehillim (Psalms) 15:1,4b-5a, Holy Scriptures

'Blessings will come to him who is generous and lends FREELY....' - Tehillim (Psalms) 112:5

'He who is kind to the poor lends unto Y┴OHU UL, and He will reward him for the kindness he has done.' - Proverbs 19:17

'He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest....' That man is upright; he will surely live, declares Y┴OHU UL.' - Kozoqiul (Ezekiel) 18:8,9b

'Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:42

'And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to be repaid in full....Lend to your enemies without expecting to get anything back, then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and the very wicked. Be merciful, just as your Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) is merciful.' - Luke 6:34b,35-36

23. When someone who is in deep financial crisis tries to borrow but is refused, no one could blame him later on if he is forced to steal. False.

'The soul that sins the same shall die.' - Kozoqiul (Ezekiel) 18:20

'It is for a man's own sins that he will die.' - Kozoqiul (Ezekiel) 18:4b

'If a man is just and does what is lawful and right, and has not gone out to the mountains to feast before the idols of Israel and worship them, and does not commit adultery, nor lie with any woman during the time of her menstruation, and is a merciful lender, not holding on the items given to him in pledge by poor borrowers, and is no robber, but gives food to the hungry and clothes to those in need, and grants loans without interest, and stays away from sin, and is honest and fair when judging others, and obeys My laws - that man is upright, says Y┴OHU UL, and he shall surely live.

'But if that man has a son who is a robber or murderer and who fulfills none of his responsibilities, who refuses to obey the laws of Y┴OHU UL, but commits adultery, and oppresses the poor and helpless, and robs his debtors by refusing to let them redeem what they have given him in pledge, and loves idols and worships them, and loans out his money at interest - shall that man live? No! He shall surely die, and it is his own fault.

But if this sinful man has, in turn, a son who sees all his father's wickedness, so that he fears Y┴OHU UL and decides against that kind of life, and doesn't go up on the mountains to feast before the idols nor worship them, and does not commit adultery, and is fair to those who borrow from him and doesn't rob them, but feeds the hungry and clothes the needy, and helps the poor and does not loan money at interest, and obeys My laws - he shall not die because of his father's sins; he shall surely live. But his father shall die for his own sins because he is cruel and robs and does wrong.

'What?' you ask. 'Doesn't the son pay for his father's sins?' No! For if the son does what is right and keeps My laws, he shall surely live. The one who sins is the one who dies. The son shall not be punished for his father's sins, nor the father for his son's sins. The upright person will be rewarded for his own uprightness and the wicked person for his wickedness.' - Kozoqiul (Ezekiel) 18:5-20

Blaming others for someone's sin or crime is a futile attempt to transfer one's own responsibility or guilt to others.

That's why due process of law is important (court trials) to determine the guilt of a person suspected of committing a crime. This is to prevent punishing anyone paid to admit guilt for a crime he actually didn't commit. Otherwise, a wicked rich person can just pay some poor fellow to admit his crime and take the punishment on his behalf. That would be an injustice and a violation of Y┴OHU UL's written Word.

24. If only people would readily lend to those who borrow from them, no one would steal or rob or kill. False.

The only Scriptural safeguard against thefts, losses, bankruptcies, robberies and other kinds of devouring and destruction is not to owe Y┴OHU UL and man anything except one's love for them.

A person who robs Y┴OHU UL with His tithes and offerings, or who defrauds the government by non- or underpayment of taxes, or who defrauds or steals from his company or fellowmen, is open target to these criminal elements in society as well as natural calamities and catastrophes.

Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them.

25. Stealing is actually borrowing but somewhat in a forceful and secretive way. False.

Stealing is taking other's money or property against the will of the owner. Borrowing is receiving money or property which belong to others but with the voluntary will of the owner and with promise to return whatever is being borrowed.

'Some men enjoy cheating, but the cake they buy with such ill-gotten gain will turn to gravel in their mouths.' - Proverbs 20:17

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?' - Proverbs 21:6

'We can justify our every deed but Y┴OHU UL looks at our motives.' - Proverbs 21:2

26. The proliferation of thievery in many societies is the fault of those who refuse to lend to those who try to borrow. False.

'The thief (ha-satan) comes to steal, to kill and to ruin.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 10:10a

The proliferation of thefts and robberies is caused by giving the enemy (the devourer) reason and way to cause damages, losses and destruction in people's lives through violation of Y┴OHU UL's written Word.

'My people are ruined for lack of knowledge.' - Hosea 4:6

When someone kills, steals (from Y┴OHU UL, the government or their fellowmen) or ruins, the fruit (harvest) of these wickedness cannot be separated from the seeds sown.

27. It is all right to buy with one's credit card if the financial institution does not charge interest, therefore it cannot be considered as a form of borrowing. False.

Being in debt is spending or using money which is not yours. Borrowing is using something which does not belong to you and enjoying its use or benefits.

'A man who loves pleasure becomes poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches! - Proverbs 21:17

28. The best-kept secret of most wealthy and successful people is to use other's people's money in enriching themselves, usually by borrowing. False.

There are two kinds of rich people in this world: those who become wealthy by honest means, applying the principles of Y┴OHU UL's written Word, and there are also those who amass riches (with much sorrow) through wicked means.

There are many who live peaceful, blessed and happy lives because Y┴OHU UL has blessed them for being faithful to His Word and their wealth is passed on to many generations.

There are also much more who get rich through evil means and the whole world knows about their sorrows and grief, in the END.

If you want to know to which category some rich person belongs, just simply find out what happened to them in the END, how did they die, what happened to their family and so on. If there is much sorrow and they died of some loathsome disease, then you know how they amassed their riches. The upright man does not have to get sick in order to die peacefully.

29. Investing one's money in the stock market or mutual funds is actually a form of lending out your money with expected interest on it. False.

Lending is different from inves-ing. Lending imposes the obligation of the one receiving the money or thing to return to the owner whatever he borrowed.

Inves-ing, on the other hand, involves the trust of the investo- that his money will be prudently and efficiently managed by the trustees or directors with the motive of receiving regular dividends (if any). But if the stock market collapses or the mutual fund goes bankrupt or the company losses, the money invested also loses value or totally disappears. In other words, there is no guarantee that one's money will ever be returned fully again. This risk is usually evaluated in view of the prospective dividends or profits one hopes to receive out of his investment.

Even if one puts his money in a bank, if the bank goes bankrupt, or if the insurance company closes shop, one is unsure whether he will ever receive his money back in full again.

What to do?

'Do not gather up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust ruin, and where thieves break in and steal. But gather up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not ruin, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:19-21

'Those who love and follow me are indeed wealthy. I fill their treasuries. - Proverbs 8:21

30. But as is usually the case, the investor loses both his money and his expected income - poverty with much sorrow. True.

'The upright man's earnings advance the cause of rectitude. The evil man squanders his on sin.' - Proverbs 10:16

'Some men enjoy cheating, but the cake they buy with such ill-gotten gain will turn to gravel in their mouths.' - Proverbs 20:17

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?.' - Prvoverbs 21:6

'We can justify our every deed but Y┴OHU UL looks at our motives.' - Proverbs 21:2

'A man who loves pleasure becomes poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches!' - Proverbs 21:17

'The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25,26

'If you must choose, take a wonderful name rather than great riches; for to be held in loving esteem is better than silver and gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

'The prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the fool goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.' - Proverbs 22:3

'Upright men will be rescued from harm, but cheaters will be ruined.; - Proverbs 28:18

'Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

'There is another serious problem I have seen everywhere - savings are put into risky investments that turn sour, and soon there is nothing left to pass on to one's son. The man who speculates is soon back to where he began - with nothing. This, as I said, is a very serious problem, for all his hard work has been for nothing; he has been working for the wind. It is all swept away. All the rest of his life he is under a cloud - gloomy, discouraged, disappointed, and angry. - Ecclesiastes 5:13,14-17

The person who speculates is soon back to where he began - with nothing....

Heaven and earth will pass away but Y┴OHU UL's Words will remain forever true and effectual.

You are free, you are delivered and you are safe from the cult of money worship, now till forever!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Genius Quiz:

True or False

1. Inves-ing in the stock market is actually a form of legalized professional gambling.

2. There is nothing wrong with my winning in the government-sponsored lottery (proceeds to charity) or government-approved and legitimate casinos and other gambling dens. It just happens that I am lucky today.

3. It is all right to borrow money especially during occasional special events such as weddings, anniversaries or feasts of the town's patron saint.

4. There is nothing wrong with stealing from those who are wickedly rich if it is to be given to the really poor and needy or to charity.

5. Gathering up treasures in heaven is accomplished by giving to the poor and the needy.

6. When one needs to spend from his treasures in heaven, he simply asks Y┴OHU UL for it and it will be given him.

7. Envying the filthy rich will lead you nowhere.

8. You must stop paying your taxes if corrupt government officials are misusing the people's money. It is your money after all.

9. Those who are rich usually display their wealth to whet the poor's envy and make the poor feel bitterly jealous and sorry for themselves.

10. The wise know this and so avoid the torments of envy and jealousy, and placates these lusts by contentment and satisfaction.

11. Interest payments due on money borrowed bite like a snake.

12. Many third-world countries who tried to borrow their way to financial prosperity are now suffering in worse squalor and poverty than before, not only due to loan repayments which must be promptly made but mainly because of the venom of interest charges due.

13. If you want to turn your friend into an enemy, lend him something which he is borrowing. If you want to maintain him as your friend, you will give him what he needs.

How to Prosper by Conquering Laziness....

Please answer the following queries with either 'True' or 'False'

1. 'Slothfulness' is another term used for laziness and this comes from the Hebrew word 'atzluth' referring to the sloth, the laziest animal on earth.

2. Many people are lazy without even realizing or admitting it.

3. The lazy are usually gluttons as well.

4. Being obese, fat and overweight is one sure symptom of laziness.

5. Sluggards (the lazy ones) are most often seen relaxing and alone by themselves.

6. Many today are languishing in jail or rehabilitation homes because of laziness.

7. Laziness is an inherited trait from one's biological parents. It's in one's genes.

8. The sluggard must be prodded regularly to make him continue working.

9. Many are poor mainly because of laziness.

10. Sluggards usually find themselves daydreaming.

11. Many are lazy because they really don't care about the fine things in life. They claim that they don't want nor need them.

12. The best remedy against slothfulness is to be given more and more financial incentives to work.

13. Having a sluggard as a workmate is the same as not having him around at all.

14. Sluggards are the most-likely victims of 'get-rich-quick' schemes.

15. Sluggards are misers and are thrifty to a fault.

16. Lazy people should be pitied and therefore given priority in the hiring process.

17. Y┴OHU UL used the example of the busy spider in exemplifying diligence in the Holy Scriptures.

18. When someone asks financial help from you and he is a known sluggard, he must be pitied and given the money he asks for since believers must be merciful to all.

19. Lazy people are really intellectually deficient and lack mental abilities.

20. Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) should not give alms to beggars who are healthy enough to work.

21. Many sluggards are poor because they are just waiting to be given a break in life in order to prosper.

22. Many rewarding opportunities pass people by without they realizing them because they are often disguised in garments of hard work and personal sacrifices.

23. Sluggards expect the same benefits and rewards as those received by the diligent. After all, employers should be fair to everyone.

24. Most rebels and complainers are in reality sluggards.

25. To the lazy, doing a job today is the same as doing it tomorrow.

26. The sluggard reads or hears the Word then does not apply them in his life.

27. Those who worship lifeless idols become motionless and lazy because one becomes as what his idol really is.

28. Y┴OHU UL, the Guardian of Israel, never slumbers nor sleeps.

29. It is wrong to sleep.

30. Hard work is detrimental (bad or destructive) to one's physical health and inner joy.

Just please keep your answers to yourselves then check them with the answers to be released in the forthcoming releases of your Warm Daily Bread. Haolul-Y┴OHU!

How to Prosper by Conquering Laziness....

'Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the Sh˙am (Name) of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by His authority: Stay away from any Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you.... Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule: 'He who does not work shall not eat!'' - 2 Thessalonians 3:6;10

You don't work, you don't eat!

'A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest - and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.' - Proverbs 6:6-11

1. 'Slothfulness' is another term used for laziness and it comes from the Hebrew word 'atzluth' referring to the sloth, the laziest animal on earth. True

Yes, the sloth is the laziest animal (and human too!) on planet earth. It is usually found hanging upside down by its four legs on tree branches, barely moving, if at all. It is predominantly found in South American forests.

The only thing that can make the sloth move is when it is to eat the leaves around it, otherwise and most of the time, it is asleep. Fifteen hours a day is its normal length of sleeping time daily. It is more asleep than it is awake in any given day.

The sloth is so lazy that it won't even clean itself, so much algae grow on its hairs turning its color brownish green. And because it hardly moves, its predators can hardly notice it camouflaged among the trees.

The sloth would rather die motionless than to go and forage for food in cases of droughts. A single-celled protozoa can move speedier than a sloth.

To the sloth hanging motionless among the branches of a tree, everything is in its proper order when things are upside down.

First century believers included laziness as one of the seven deadly sins, together with pride, lust, greed, envy, anger and gluttony.

Dictionaries define slothfulness and sloths as: laziness, disinclination to exertion, idler, drone, lazybones, loafer, indolent, sluggish, shiftless, lounger, vagrant, bum, sloucher, sluggard, skiver, clockwatcher, sleepyhead, dawdler, layabout, shirker, slacker, couch potato, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, lotus-eater, foiler and many others.

If you want to see how a sloth actually looks like, please use your web browser then go or click to this WWW page after you finish reading this whole daily bread release:

SLOTH

2. Many people are lazy without even realizing or admitting it. True

'In his own opinion, the sluggard thinks he is smarter than seven wise men.' - Proverbs 26:16

The most serious malady, next to rebellion, which can unnoticeably damage a believer's relationship with Y┴OHU UL is laziness.

In their overweening pride, sluggards cannot see their own personal deficiencies. Since they are much focused on others, what they are doing and what's happening in other people's lives, the thought of self-examination rarely comes to their mind, if at all.

The root cause of slothfulness is pride. The sluggard thinks that he is better than others in some respects that he need not labor hard enough as the others. He has the misconception that the world owes him a living.

'Pride' refers to the inordinate lust for self-esteem, self-praise and self-glorification.

'There is one thing worse than being stupid, and that is man who is conceited.' - Proverbs 26:12

The source of pride may be fine looks, better intelligence or some other physical attribute, which he then rationalizes in his mind to be the cause why he should be served rather than serve.

That's the reason why the first step in conquering laziness is to humble oneself and admit the fact that one is a sluggard. Once the sluggard sees his real personality trait, then begins his first step towards humble diligence in serving and working hard towards prosperity.

'Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.' - Proverbs 12:24

'All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.' - Proverbs 14:23

'The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.' - Proverbs 15:19

The lives of sluggards are full of difficulties, delays, fears, disappointments and sorrows.

3. The lazy are usually gluttons as well. True

Generally speaking, yes, because as has been said, the vital thing that could make the sloth move is food.

When a person is hungry, the stomach cringes in pangs of hunger and this triggers that person to move and exert efforts.

But there are also those who are so lazy that even eating is too much labor for them.

This is often seen in the case of a family member who is so hungry then goes to the kitchen or the refrigerator and upon seeing all the food exclaims, 'The food is fine but I don't feel inclined to eat now.'

'The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.' - Proverbs 26:15

'Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves!' - Proverbs 19:24

4. Being obese, fat and overweight is one sure symptom of laziness. True

Because the sluggard's main preoccupation is eating, and physical exercise or manual labor is too cumbersome for him, he therefore gains and gains more weight.

Remember that to the sluggard, even a minor job or chore is taken to be a major job. They turn a molehill into a huge mountain, as far as exerting efforts are concerned. Even to wash the dishes is a major task for him, while the diligent can do it seemingly without any effort at all.

The sloth always chooses the easy and most comfortable ways. They abhor physical activities which require personal efforts, hard work and patient endurance. They would rather wait ten minutes for the elevator, rather than take a few flight of stairs physically.

'For drunkards and gluttons become poor, and sleepiness clothes them in rags.' - Proverbs 23:21

'Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony....you mustn't crave for delicacies.' - Proverbs 23:2-3

5. Sluggards (the lazy ones) are most often seen relaxing and alone by themselves. False

The sloths (when posing as workers in an organization) are not busy but are busybodies. One of their preoccupations (when not sleeping) is meddling in other people's work and lives. They are busy rumor mongering, criticizing other people's work, spreading lies about others or talking about their favorite movies and sto-ytelling a lie.

These are their most common defense mechanisms so that others will hardly notice that they are the ones who are not busy but are meddlers and self-appointed critics of the diligent.

A sloth may be prompt in giving out uncalled for criticisms about the job that you are diligently working at, again, so you won't notice that he is the one who is nosing his way around the workplace. The lazy is busy, yes, busy nosing around in other's activities.

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and wasting your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11

'Yaoh˙shuahim workers should work hard for their employers and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1

True or False Query of the Day:

Sluggards are easily identified at home or in the workplace because on their personal computers are installed the 'snoreware' (shareware) Windoze 95 by Microsloth, and not the original Windows 95 by Microsoft.

Your Faith Assignment for Today:

Tell them about YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah Who has delivered everyone from poverty!

Memory Verse for Today:

'You don't work, you don't eat!' - 2 Thessalonians 3:10

6. Many today are languishing in jail or rehabilitation homes because of laziness. True

Generally speaking, yes, but there are exceptions of course.

(Please remember that when answering true or false queries, the statements are always made in generalities, that is, generally speaking, and your answers therefore should also be in general. It would be wrong to answer general statements based on exceptions. Of course for every generality there is an exception, but true or false queries do not deal with exceptions but with generalities, unless otherwise clearly specified in the statement itself. Y┴OHU UL makes you wise. Haolul-Y┴OHU!)

Many would rather steal or rob or kill than to exert manual efforts in earning a decent meal. While others prefer to live by pleasurably indulging in addictive drugs, prostitution, smut and other illicit yet easier ways of earning a buck, to their own hurt and imprisonment. Why? Mainly because of distaste for honest hard work. Again, laziness out of pride is the root cause.

Many choose to commit crimes and frauds because they are ashamed to engage in honest, diligent work in low-paying jobs or those kinds of jobs which are not esteemed much in society. But they are not ashamed to deal in smut, drugs, prostitution, sexual immoralities or big-time frauds. Again, laziness due to pride (overweening self-esteem) is the root cause.

Please remember that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was a mere carpenter's Son, and most of His first disciples came from humble occupations.

'Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.' - Proverbs 12:24 (in prison!)

'He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and luxury will never become rich.' - Proverbs 21:17

'Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall.' - Proverbs 16:18

'The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.' - Proverbs 26:13-16

7. Laziness is an inherited trait from one's biological parents. It's in one's genes. False

Slothfulness is an acquired habit since one's childhood. When the sloth was young, everything was given to him without any effort at all on his part. He was not trained to work for what he desired, even by means of simple household chores or learning assignments.

He was therefore trained to always make the easy and soft choices in life, overprotected from the realities of the hardworking world around him.

Reinforced habitual training in making easy and soft choices in his everyday life developed into a bad habit - the corrupting habit of slothfulness or laziness.

'Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older he will remain upon it.' - Proverbs 22:6

'Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.' - Proverbs 28:19

'The character of even a child can be known by the way he acts - whether what he does is pure and right' - Proverbs 20:11

'Discipline your son in his early years while there is hope. If you don't you will ruin his life.' - Proverbs 19:18

'A young lad's heart is filled with rebellion, but punishment will drive it out of him.' - Proverbs 21:15

'If you refuse to discipline your son, it proves you don't love him; for if you love him you will be prompt to punish him.' - Proverbs 13:24

8. The sluggard must be prodded regularly to make him continue working. False

The lazy hates those who exhort or encourage them to work harder and earn the bread that they eat. He doesn't appreciate those who prod him to work harder and longer.

Again because of pride, he thinks of himself as someone who doesn't need continual prodding and follow-up, else he erupts into anger and bitterness - another excuse for him not to work.

'The lazy man is full of excuses....' - Proverbs 21:13a

'If you rebuke a mocker, you will only get a smart retort; yes, he will snarl at you. So just never bother with him; he will only hate you for trying to help him. But a wise man, when rebuked, will love you all the more.' - Proverbs 9:8

'A fool thinks he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.' - Proverbs 12:15

'A mocker remains away from wise men because he hates to be scolded.' - Proverbs 15:12

9. Many are poor mainly because of laziness. True

Y┴OHU UL has ordained that man should eat from the sweat of his brows. Everyone must earn the bread that he eats. And He has promised prosperity to those who are diligent and are honest workers.

The world is full of sluggards who go against Y┴OHU UL's plan for them to keep busy in diligent work and honest labor. Since Y┴OHU UL renders to each one according to what he has done, and since He always watches over His Words to perform them, naturally sluggards suffer from want and poverty, while the diligent get rich.

There are also many who take false pride in their poverty that they are actually convinced that the world owes them a living. Yes, the rich must give to the poor, as the Scriptures command, true. But there are also those who refuse to work then take false pride in their poverty to impose a burden on those around them who diligently sweat for their needs.

'Lazy men are soon poor; hard workers get rich.' - Proverbs 10:4

'Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.' - Proverbs 10:4

10. Sluggards usually find themselves daydreaming. True

The minds of the lazy are much preoccupied with 'I wishes' coupled with vain imaginings of easy, indulgent living while their physical bodies refuse to move. They covet much but they get so little because their hands refuse to work.

'He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.' - Proverbs 12:11

These earthly cravings in their minds together with the immobility of their bodies produce deep emotional tensions in them, resulting in imagined fears, worries and anxieties about the future.

These fears, worries and anxieties in turn induce them to sleep as their way of escaping the imagined oncoming difficulties in their lives. The more they feel afraid, the more they sleep; the more they sleep, the more the fear. A vicious cycle of sleep, fear, worry and more sleep.

'The sluggard says, 'There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!''

'The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.' - Proverbs 13:4

'The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the upright gives without sparing.' - Proverbs 21:25-26

The cravings of the sluggard will be the cause of his death because he refuses to work, so he commits slanders out of envy, stealing, felonies, immoralities, seductions, frauds, prostitutions and other illegal and wicked activities to get what he greedily yearns for. Why? Because he refuses to engage in diligent, lowly yet honest work.

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and idling away your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11

'Yaoh˙shuahim workers should work hard for their employers and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Faith Assignment for the Weekend:

You will read and reread the Word, memorize and meditate upon these passages from the Holy Scriptures (engrafting the Word in your heart) and pray to Y┴OHU UL for desire and empowerment to obey His Word.

Then proclaim to everyone that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curses of laziness, poverty and lack, and He has brought you into His Kingdom where honesty, diligence and prosperity reigns! With the mouth, confession is made unto your salvation....

Memory Verses for Today:

'The upright man eats to live, while the evil man lives to eat.' - Proverbs 13:25

'He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and luxury will never become rich.' - Proverbs 21:17

Tip for Today....

You will be rewarded by Y┴OHU UL depending on to what degree you have used your own individual talents, potentials and abilities in serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y each day....

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Laziness is the beginning of all vices.

2. When a poor man eats chicken, either he is sick or the chicken was sick.

11. Many are lazy because they really don't care about the fine things in life. They claim that they don't want nor need them. False

Y┴OHU UL says in His Word that the sluggard's cravings are many and intense. Their minds crave for the finer things in life and other indulgences, but then again, the problem of the immobile body - stiff as a cadaver.

In fact, when the diligent are in harvest from their honest labors, the sluggard also imagines that he is in the same harvest, minus his previous labors.

'The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the upright give without sparing.' - Proverbs 21:25-26

'He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.' - Proverbs 12:11

'The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.' - Proverbs 13:4

'A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks [and craves] but finds nothing.' - Proverbs 20:4

12. The best remedy against slothfulness is to be given more and more financial incentives to work. False

More and more financial incentives will make the sluggard prouder, hence, the lazier he will become.

Y┴OHU UL has spoken in His Word that the only real remedy for the sluggard is to keep him from food. His hunger will trigger his body to move and become active again.

'Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering.' - Proverbs 13:4

'The upright man eats to live, while the evil man lives to eat.' - Proverbs 13:25

'Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the Name of our Ruler YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah by His authority: Stay away from any Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you... Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule: 'He who does not work shall not eat!'' - 2 Thessalonians 3:6;10

In other words, you don't work, you don't eat....

13. Having a sluggard as a workmate is the same as not having him around at all. False

It is better not to have a single sluggard around in the workplace than for any of his kind to be present at all. The diligent labor of a hundred hardworking employees can easily be ruined by a single sluggard.

Sluggards can cause much damage and harm to the family or company, or Congregation that their absence is much, much better than their presence.

Big and costly projects have often been ruined by the carelessness of a single sluggard. That's why Y┴OHU UL warned that we should beware of sluggards for they are brothers of destruction and internal sabotage.

If the authority or management transfers the sluggard into less sensitive positions in the organization or household, he will then spread slanders and disloyalties among those around him. Some even engage in blackmailing their coworkers or authorities just so they can still be served without rendering honest, diligent physical labor.

'One who is slack in his work is brother to one who ruins.' - Proverbs 18:9

'The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.' - Proverbs 26:13-16

'As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.' - Proverbs 10:26

'A lazy man is brother to the destroyer.' - Proverbs 18:9

'A lazy fellow is a pain to his employers - like smoke in their eyes or vinegar that sets the teeth on edge.' - Proverbs 10:26

14. Sluggards are the most-likely victims of 'get-rich-quick' schemes. True

Since the lazy crave for much but their bodies refuse to work hard, a 'get-rich-quick' scheme surely is a welcome offer to the sluggard. When these dubious schemes fail, the more the sluggard is sunk deeper in poverty and lack.

The lazy don't realize that no one in this world can outwit Y┴OHU UL and gain in spite of violating His Word.

To him who has, more will be given; to those who don't have, even the little they have will be taken from them.

In other words, what you don't use, you lose. What you fully use and hone, you gain the more.

Many governments have tried to go against Y┴OHU UL's Word yet, the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer. The gap gets wider.

Y┴OHU UL expects each of us to use to the fullest benefit whatever talent He has given each one. The more these talents are used positively, the more additional talents and blessing will be given. But those who refuse to use their talents due to laziness, even the little that they have will be taken away from them. This is one of Y┴OHU UL's universal principle as revealed in His Word.

'But his ruler replied, 'Wicked man! Lazy slave! Since you knew I would demand your profit, you should at least have put my money into the bank so I could have some interest.

Take the money from this man and give it to the man with the $10 thousand. For the man who uses well what he is given shall be given more, and he shall have abundance!

But from the man who is unfaithful, even what little responsibility he has shall be taken from him. And throw the useless servant out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 25:26-30

15. Sluggards are misers and are thrifty to a fault. False

Because they did not exert any effort at all in getting what they want, so naturally they spend them also extravagantly. 'One-day millionaires' they are often called. Rich maybe one day, but poor again tomorrow.

They don't realize the value of hard work, earnings and savings for the future. Even if the whole National Bank is given to a sluggard, that wealth will be gone shortly. Why? Because he does not value what he has gained (skillfully or otherwise).

Because of false pride in themselves and their imagined abilities (wiles actually), they spend everything that comes into their hand. They rationalize their extravagance and waste by claiming that they can again easily get what they want even without much toil. Living at other people's expense is the lazy man's credo.

'The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.' - Proverbs 12:27

'In the house of the wise are stocks of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?' - Proverbs 21:6

'The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

How can one be free from poverty? By the power of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA it has been done for your benefit!

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and idling away your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11

'Yaoh˙shuahim workers should work hard for their employers and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will evaluate every 15 minutes or so, what productive work you have done, and regularly check to what degree you are using your talents, abilities, time and skills. You are, after all, serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA as represented by your human authorities.

Memory Verses for Today:

'Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed.' - Proverbs 12:24

'He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and luxury will never become rich.' - Proverbs 21:17

Tip for Today....

You will be rewarded by Y┴OHU UL depending on to what degree you have used your own individual talents, potentials, time and abilities in serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y each day....

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

True or False Queries for Today....

1. A greedy and stingy husband doesn't realize that he is actually hoarding wealth for the future husband of his wife.

2. If you can't have what you want, want what you can have.

3. The more anyone clings to Y┴OHU UL faithfully, the more one desires nothing for oneself.

16. Lazy people should be pitied and therefore given priority in the hiring process. False

The authority will have to remember the day when he hired the sluggard for that is the beginning of his organization's downfall. Destruction has already begun with the hiring of the sluggard. Can bankruptcy be far behind?

Those holding positions of authority and parents also should see to it that no trace of slothfulness should be allowed uncorrected.

How many children have died due to lazy caretakers? How many fires have ruined much because the sluggard 'forgot' to turn off the gas or have it repaired?

As you pass through other people's houses, you can easily identify which occupants are diligent and which are lazy. Dirt and disrepair are prevalent in the sluggards' dens. Cleanliness, fine upkeep and orderliness mark the homes and surroundings of the diligent. Yaoh˙shuahim live by the precept that no dirt comes from heaven. Y┴OHU UL said, 'You must be clean, because I, Y┴OHU UL, am clean.'

Y┴OHU UL is the UL of orderliness, cleanliness and fine upkeep; while ha-satan is the prince of darkness, disorder, dirt and disrepair.

Any dwelling place, no matter how small or inexpensive, can be best in Y┴OHU UL's eyes, if kept clean, orderly and in fine upkeep. But the grandest of palaces are unsightly to anyone's eyes when in state of decay, dirt and disarray.

'I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the rock-solid wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:

A little sleep,
A little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest -
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.' - Proverbs 24:30-34

'The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his properties.' - Proverbs 12:27

In other words, the sluggard does not value and take fine upkeep of the things which Y┴OHU UL entrusted to his care and responsibility.

17. Y┴OHU UL used the example of the busy spider in exemplifying diligence in the Holy Scriptures. False

Y┴OHU UL used the busy ant, not the spider.

'Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it keeps its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.'

The ants have no leader to command them yet they work hard in keeping their food for winter. They are small yet very diligent and hardworking. Ants never die of hunger, sloths do often.

'If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Remain awake, work hard and there will be plenty to eat!' - Proverbs 20:13

18. When someone asks financial help from you and he is a known sluggard, he must be pitied and given the money he asks for since believers must be merciful to all. False

'He who does not work shall not eat!'' - 2 Thessalonians 3:6;10

'Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.' - Proverbs 19:24

'Give to anyone who asks from you....be merciful just like your Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) in heaven is merciful.' - Luke 6:30,36

The middle and narrow way here is to apply the principles of wise generosity. The Yaoh˙shuahee (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) is expected to ask for and use the gift of spiritual discernment to differentiate between one who honestly needs his help from one who is trying to live at another's expense, though very capable of earning a living for himself, but wouldn't due to laziness.

Positively identified sluggards should be encouraged and admonished to earn the bread that they eat and to work diligently in serving Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA.

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' tell you to whom and how much to give, and what sloths to avoid.

19. Lazy people are really intellectually deficient and lack mental abilities. False

'The lazy man won't go out and work. 'There might be a lion outside!' he says. He sticks to his bed like a door to its hinges! He is too tired even to lift his food from his dish to his mouth! Yet in his own opinion, he is smarter than seven wise men!' - Proverbs 26:13-16

We have been warned that sluggards are crafty, wily and full of tricks in order to avoid manual, diligent and physical exertion, yet craving much for what the diligent receive. Their minds are always busily craving, daydreaming, coveting and desiring the fruit of the diligent.

They experience continual internal turmoil because their minds are busy dreaming of things they covet and lust for, while their bodies refuse to work towards honest gain.

Actually, the sluggard is not lazy as far as executing his wiles in trying to shirk from hard work is concerned, and in trying to 'harvest' from what the diligent has earned, without having sown prior honest labor.

The lazy man is also busy making up excuses and alibis to submit to his authorities, instead of reporting back with positive results of a work well done, finished promptly.

The sluggard habitually submits tales, excuses and alibis (rumormongering, warmongering, criticizing, blaming others or the weather, feigning sickness included) on why he wasn't able to finish the work given him. His mind is busy spinning excuses and alibis to cover up for his indolence and failures.

'Idle hands are the ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs - 16:27

'Telling the truth gives a man great satisfaction, and hard work returns many blessings to him.' - Proverbs 12:14

'Hard work means prosperity; only the stupid idles away his time.' - Proverbs 12:11

'Upright men will be rescued from harm, but cheaters will be ruined.' - Proverbs 28:18

'The man who wants to DO right will get a rich reward. But the man who wants to get rich quick will also quickly fail.' - Proverbs 28:20

20. Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) should not give alms to beggars who are healthy enough to work. False

'Give to anyone who asks you for it....' - Luke 6:30

The generous eye will look at that beggar as someone who is really trying to make a living but couldn't due to some social impediments or some deep emotional traumas.

The evil eye will look at that beggar as someone who is a sidewalk con trying hard to live at other's sweat.

Again, the gift of discernment and the leading of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in each case would be the best guide. Please remember that the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' was given to you 'to lead you into all truth' - in every matter and situation. Reliance upon His guidance is best.

How can one be free from poverty? By the power of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA it has been done for your benefit!

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and idling away your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

'Yaoh˙shuahim workers should work hard for their employers and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will again evaluate every 15 minutes or so, what productive work you have done, and regularly check to what degree you are using your talents, abilities, time and skills. You are, after all, serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA as represented by your human authorities.

Memory Verse for Today:

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Memory Verses for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

True or False Queries for Today....

1. When someone is laughed at and becomes a joke to one's enemies, most probably that one is a lazy worker.

2. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA rendered diligent service to Y┴OHU UL during His earthly life.

3. Misers and the greedy are always on guard against giving that they would rather endure sleepless nights for fear of dreaming that they are giving away their money and personal assets to the poor and needy.

4. You are not a sloth.

21. Many sluggards are poor because they are just waiting to be given a break in life in order to prosper. True

Yes, in fact this is their usual excuse for capitulating, procrastinating and postponing the actual performance of the job that they are required to do.

The lazy are usually waiting for the 'right' conditions which almost always never come. And even if they begin doing their jobs or work assignments, they hardly even finish them.

'If you wait for better conditions, you will never get anything done,' the proverb says in the Scriptures.

And again, they are experts in making up excuses and looking for reasons why the job cannot be done now but perhaps later.

The sluggards don't realize that it is much easier to live a diligent life than to wallow in the wiles and delaying tactics of the lazy.

The diligent's life is easier because they simply do what has to be done, and promptly, completely, with excellence and gladness, while the sluggard is much preoccupied in the more cumbersome tasks of making up alibis, excuses, delays and wily techniques on how to shirk from work, how to feign inability or sickness, how to cover up for mistakes, delays and failures, and so on.

'The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.' - Proverbs 15:19

'As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.' - Proverbs 10:26

Again, the admonitions of Y┴OHU UL towards quiet, honest and prosperous living in the Scriptures are much easier to live by than to suffer the torments which the lazy experience. But the sluggards don't realize this because they are wiser in their own eyes than seven really wise men.

'It is better to get your hands dirty - and eat, than to be too proud to work - and go hungry.' - Proverbs 12:9

22. Many rewarding opportunities pass people by without realizing them because they are often disguised in garments of hard work and personal sacrifices. True

Sluggards don't realize that highly-rewarding opportunities have often come by their doors but were refused because they are clothed in garments of hard work, personal sacrifices and patient endurance.

The sluggards' aversion and distaste for hard work is their uncanny way of driving away opportunities for advancement and prosperity in life.

'Lazy men are soon poor; hard workers get rich.' - Proverbs 10:4

'Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.' - Proverbs 10:4

23. Sluggards expect the same benefits and rewards as those received by the diligent. After all, employers should be fair to everyone. True

'The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.' - Proverbs 13:4

'The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the upright give without sparing.' - Proverbs 21:25-26

'A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.' - Proverbs 20:4

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25-26

Yes, employers are to be fair and they usually are in giving everyone in the company equal opportunity towards excellence, advancement and promotions.

But sluggards don't put in much hard work nor contribute significantly to the success and profitability of the entity yet expect that they should be given as much as what the truly diligent get, and this is what they really mean by 'fairness.'

Their greed and intense craving for equal benefits (without equal input of hard work) are the breeding grounds for jealousy, envy, slanders, backbitings, stealings, fraud, rebellion and eventual early death.

'The sluggard's craving will be the death of him....' - Proverbs 21:25

24. Most rebels and complainers are in reality sluggards. True

'A lazy man is brother to the destroyer (internal saboteur).' - Proverbs 18:9

From the sloth's intense craving for the rewards of the diligent and out of personal pride come forth envy, jealousy, disloyalty, murmurings, rebellions and finally, his death.

Think on this excerpt from the parable of the talents of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA:

'Sir, I knew you were a hard man, and I was afraid you would rob me of what I earned, so I hid your money in the earth and here it is!'

But his boss replied, 'Wicked man! Lazy servant! Throw this inutile (useless) servant out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 25:26,30

Do you see the sluggard's wily way of submitting excuses and alibis, instead of positive, profitable results? What was the sentence meted out to him?

That's why our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said: 'My Y┴OHU AB┌ works, and I work.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 5:17

And since you are also a child of Y┴OHU UL, it is expected that you also work! Like Father, like Son, like child....

25. To the lazy, doing a job today is the same as doing it tomorrow. True

'Why try hard finishing it today when you can always do that tomorrow?' is the sluggard's usual advise to the diligent.

The diligent replies: 'Why postpone it for tomorrow when you can finish it today?'

'Finishing is better than beginning' as the proverb says.

The sluggard doesn't realize that tomorrow for him never really comes, because when tomorrow comes, he will again postpone it for the following day and so on and so forth until the time comes when finishing the job would be of no use at all to those who need those results from him! It would already be embarrassing to submit whatever it is he has finished or unfinished (with excuses, buck passing and alibis).

This is what is meant by: 'Tomorrow exists only in the calendar of the sloths.'

Tomorrow the lazy will become diligent, tomorrow the oversleeper will not longer oversleep, tomorrow the wicked will become virtuous, tomorrow the glutton will begin to fast, tomorrow the prayerless will pray, tomorrow the lazy will become diligent.... and so on and so forth, in the antiquated calendar of the sloths.

Why? What's wrong with today and now? Why not do it now?

Delayed obedience is disobedience; incomplete obedience is also disobedience; mediocre performance is also disobedience and finally, obeying with remorse and murmuring is also disobedience, in Y┴OHU UL's eyes.

The lazy individual behaves and acts as if he has one million years to live on this planet. He doesn't fully realize the value and importance of time. Tomorrow is just the same as today.

'Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 90:12

'Be very careful then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time (making the most of every opportunity to work) because the days are evil.' - Ephesians 5:15

'Be wise in the way you act toward those outside: redeeming the time.' - Colossians 4:5

How can one be free from poverty? By the power of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA it has been done for your benefit!

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and idling away your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will see to it that all of today's workloads and duties are finished today and nothing that should be done today is postponed for tomorrow. Remember, tomorrow exists only in the calendar of the sloths, and you are now diligent the same way as our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y always is diligent!

Memory Verse for Today:

'Yaoh˙shuahim workers should work hard for their employers and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

True or False Queries for Today....

1. For those willing and ready to diligently work, there are many enough chores and work that can be done today; but those who don't like to work, they always have excuses ready and claim there aren't any work to be done today.

2. Many would rather beg and borrow than to work their way through whatever it is they aspire for.

3. Who wishes to obey will be given the opportunity and ability to obey.

4. Hebrew has only one word for both work and worship - awodah.

5. Hard work is the cure for most diseases.

6. It is more difficult not to work than to work.

7. It is more difficult to beg and borrow than to work.

8. Only the diligent are inwardly happy and peaceful.

9. You are diligent.

26. The sluggard reads or hears the Word then does not apply them in his life. True

'And remember, the Glorious Message is a message to obey, not just to hearken to. Don't fool yourselves. For if a person just listens but doesn't obey, he is like a man looking at his face in a mirror; as soon as he walks away, he can't see himself anymore or remember what he looks like.

But if anyone keeps looking continually 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.' - YAOHUcaf (Jacob - James) 1:22-25

'Son of dust, your people are whispering behind your back. They talk about you in their houses and whisper about you at the doors, saying, 'Come on, let's have some fun! Let's go hear him tell us what Y┴OHU UL is saying!'

So they come as though they are sincere and sit before you hearkening. But they have no intention of doing what I tell them to; they talk very sweetly about loving Y┴OHU UL, but with their hearts they are loving their money.

You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings lovely songs with a beautiful voice or plays well on a musical device.

They hear what you say but don't pay any attention to it! But when all these terrible things happen to them - as they will - then they will know a prophet has been among them.' - Kozoqiul (Ezekiel) 33:30-33

You therefore be doers of the Word and not hearers only....

27. Those who worship lifeless idols become motionless and lazy because one becomes as what his idol really is. True

Yes, what or whoever one always gazes at with reverence in his heart, he will eventually imitate that object of adoration not only in behavior but also in physical expressions.

Those who worship lifeless images, statues and icons become like them!

Since these lifeless images, statues and icons have hands that do no work, feet that do not walk, bodies that cannot even move, so those who worship them become like them. Result? Overpopulation of sloths. And prevalence of paralysis among these idolaters, or some other debilitating diseases which make the victims' bodies immobile and inutile.

Those men who worship lifeless statues of beautiful women, like the notorious 'Queen of Heaven,' become like women!

Like idol, like worshiper.

But Y┴OHU UL works and YAOH┌SHUA works (YAOHUkhanam or John 5:17), and so you Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) also work diligently!

28. Y┴OHU UL, the Guardian of Israel, never slumbers nor sleeps. True

'He will not let your foot slip - He Who watches over Yaoshor˙l (Israel) will neither slumber nor sleep. Y┴OHU UL watches over you - Y┴OHU UL is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night..

Y┴OHU UL will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life; Y┴OHU UL will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.' - Tehillim (Tehillim (Psalms)) 121:3-8

29. It is wrong to sleep. False

Sleeping is not a sin. Oversleeping is.

But sleep should be earned. Only those who have completed and done their daily workload and chores dutifully have the right to sleep and take their well-earned rest.

How satisfying it always is when at the day's end, when the diligent is about to take his rest, to realize that he has well-earned his sleep, after having completed and finished all that has to be done for that day.

It is to them that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA says, 'Come to me all you who labor and are heavily laden and I will give you rest.'

But Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has a different sentence ready to be meted out to the sluggards.

30. Hard work is detrimental (bad or destructive) to one's physical health and inner joy. False

It is this unfounded fear which the sloths firmly succumb to. The truth is: sedentary living is one of the major causes of diseases. Vegetable kind of living is the breeding ground for many physical ailments.

Only the diligent are inwardly peaceful and full of joy.

Man was created to work, and not to live like trees and vegetables.

Everything in Y┴OHU UL's wonderful creation is geared towards growth, improvement, motion, progress and multiplication. Plants grow, trees bear fruit, fish multiply, the heavenly bodies move speedily through the open space, ants busily work, insects gather their food, animals hunt for their prey and so on and so forth.

Against this panorama of Y┴OHU UL's creation, the sloth really is an absurdity and a shame, especially when taking into account that man was created in Y┴OHU UL's image and in His likeness created He him.

'Y┴OHU UL took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to WORK it and take care of it. And Y┴OHU UL commanded the man, 'You are free to eat from any tree in the garden....' - Genesis 2:15-16

Please notice that the phrase 'to work it and take care of it' comes before the phrase 'you are free to eat.'

Even in Genesis 2, the principle 'You don't work, you don't eat' was already revealed by Y┴OHU UL.

You were created by Y┴OHU UL to work and finish whatever He commands you to do. Now you know and believe....am-now!

How can one be free from poverty? By the power of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA it has been done for your benefit!

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will actively, vigorously and with all energy and power from Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, delightfully do whatever He has given you to FINISH today, not tomorrow, but today. You can do ALL through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who always empowers you!

How did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA glorify Y┴OHU UL on earth?

'I have brought You glory on earth by FINISHING the work You gave Me to do.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:4

What is the usual food of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

'My food is TO DO the will of Him Who sent Me and to FINISH His work.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 4:34

That's is why one of His last words was: 'It is FINISHED!'

Memory Verse for Today:

'Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and idling away your time in gossiping. In the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people - we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Tip for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Y┴OHU UL is the rewarder of those who DILIGENTLY seek Him.

2. The true Glorious Message of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA ascribes dignity to honest, diligent labor.

3. Rumormongers and gossips are idlers, sloths and destroyers.

4. Minding your own work means not meddling in another's life, job or work.

5. Warmongering is a dainty morsel for gossips and talebearers.

6. Rumormongering and warmongering is telling the truth about someone or some event but the talebearer is not a part of the cause and solution.

7. Slander is telling the truth about someone but with the evil intent to harm, damage his reputation and name.

8. Spreading evil reports is wicked because it stimulates and indirectly induces others to imitate the wickedness done by others. It popularizes wickedness.

9. Doing your work in your own leisurely way and in your own sweet time is behaving as if you have one million years to live here on earth.

10. You will be diligent and finish all your daily duties and chores tomorrow.

Hebrew word for today: yaoqehao (yao-qeh-how) - doing your own work promptly, completely, with joy and excellence!

1. Conquer laziness by humbling yourself before Y┴OHU UL and and your fellowmen.

'Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of Y┴OHU UL, that He may lift you up in due time.' - 1 Peter 5:6

'The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Since it has been said that the root cause of laziness is pride or eagerness for self-esteem, the best antidote therefore against pride is humility, which means, realizing that everything we are and have are not from ourselves but what Y┴OHU UL and others have given or done for us.

What do you have that was not merely given to you? And if they are, then why boast as if it were something of your own?

'Y┴OHU UL opposes the proud but gives grace (favors, gifts, enablements, abilities, diligence, zeal and energy) to the humble.' - YAOHUcaf (James) 4:6

If you want to be the greatest, serve the most!

The best application of developing a servant heart is when one is confronted with a an honest chore or task needing to be done. One who has a servant heart will say to himself: 'I am the person assigned by Y┴OHU UL to do this task, and now is the proper time to do it.'

The proud in heart will say to himself: 'Let someone else do it, not me; I am too overqualified to do this kind of menial task. I'll just wait till so and so comes to do this.' Result: dishes are unwashed, dirty clothes are piled up high, the house is in disrepair and a virtual garbage dump. Why? Because no one wants to be a servant; everyone is overfilled with self-esteem! Lazybones, they are called.

'I am the person and now is the right time to do this task,' is the normal attitude of one who has a servant heart full of initiative and diligence.

'Don't be selfish; don't live just so you can make a fine impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.' - Philippians 2:3

2. Conquer laziness making it a habit to be an early riser.

Molkhi˙l (King) YAOH┌SHUA showed us the ideal example of how to rise from the manger to the throne, by following Y┴OHU UL's way.

He was often in prayer till the late hours of the night and was up early serving the needs of those Y┴OHU UL brought to Him for help and support. A life full of reverential fear for Y┴OHU UL marked by discipline, humility, diligence and servitude.

'How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?'

'A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest - and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.' - Proverbs 6:9-11

True, sufficient sleep is necessary to maintain a healthy, energetic life but the problem of laziness is due to oversleeping and not the lack of sleep.

When you wake up, get up!

3. Conquer laziness by learning how to respect time.

One will never succeed in life unless he learns the value and importance of time.

Every one has twenty-four hours, no more, no less. Everyone is given equal opportunity to spend those hours productively, fruitfully or idle them away, forever lost, never to be recovered.

Many would be willing to give all of their hoarded wealth and riches if only they could breathe some few more breaths in a few minutes more, even for another minute more, but it will then be too late and futile because Y┴OHU UL has a limited allotted time for each one whom He created to serve and glorify Him on earth. Everyone must die, and after this, the judgment.

Respect for time, punctuality, productive use of time and the avoidance of idleness all make up for the correct ingredients for a happy, successful, upright living.

When one respects the value of time, he will avoid idle talk, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, too much rest, watching soap operas, reading or hearkening to evil reports and so on.

'Seventy years are given us! And some may even live to eighty. But even the best of these years are often emptiness and pain; soon they disappear, and we are gone' - Tehillim (Psalms) 90:10.

'Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should' - Tehillim (Psalms) 90:12.

'All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned to us by the One who sent Me, for there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 9:4.

'But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My boss is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. The boss of that servant will come on a day when he does expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

'That servant who knows the will of his boss and does not get ready or does not do what his boss wants will be beaten with many blows....' - Luke 12:45-47

In other words, sloths go to hell.

'Prepare to meet your Creator, O Yaoshor˙l!' - Amos 4:12

'Maor-na-ota' (corrupted to 'maranatha') - Sir, please, now! - 1 Corinthians 16:22

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Faith Assignment for Today:

You will pay particular attention to any honest common task that confronts you today (without infringing on other's work domain and no matter how seemingly menial and lowly the task may seem to be) and say to yourself: 'I am the right person to do this job, and now is the proper time to do this.'

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' guide you as you learn to develop the servant rukha or servant spirit. Be followers of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who came to serve and not to be served.....

Remember when Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA washed the feet of His disciples as His example for us to emulate and imitate....

Memory Verses for Today:

'Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who, though He was UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator) did not demand and cling to His rights as UL, but laid aside His might power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave 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 Sh˙am (Name) which is above every other name, that at the mention of the Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Ruler above all, to the glory of Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father). - Philippians 2:5-11

True or False Queries for Today:

1. To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven.

2. Laziness is the mother of famine.

3. Laziness leads to lewdness, sexual lusts and immoralities.

4. Laziness leads first to boredom then to sin and wickedness.

5. The summit of intelligence is humility.

6. Humility is the seed of contentment.

7. People become smaller when they want to be bigger.

8. Who does not exalt himself will be exalted by others.

9. Even if you are the best in perfection, you also fail if you don't have humility.

10. Only the humble will rise at the first resurrection.

11. Y┴OHU UL dwells with him that is of a contrite and humble rukha or spirit.

12. The enemy, ha-satan, dwells with him that is of an arrogant and proud spirit.

13. Humility placates envy.

14. To find the truth, bend down humbly.

15. You will never conquer that which you refuse to hate.

16. Truth is so valuable that it must be surrounded by bodyguards of lies.

17. Y┴OHU UL revealed Himself in a bush, to teach us that the loftiest may be found in the lowliest.

4. Conquer laziness by learning how to avoid gluttony.

This is the most effective cure for laziness: going hungry on an intended fast (no food, no eating) for about two to three days, initially. Fasts for longer periods of time may afterwards be done at the unction of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.'

This is the remedy prescribed by our Great Healer YAOH┌SHUA.

'He who does not work should not eat.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:10

'Y┴OHU UL put to death the fattest of them all!' - Tehillim (Psalms) 78:31, could well be placed on the door of the glutton's refrigerator, or anywhere in the kitchen or dining table.

Not only is gluttony (overeating) a deadly sin but it is also a major cause of poverty. For Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and His disciples, and even when He fed the multitudes, simple bread and fish were deemed sufficient. No sumptuous meals, no decadent delicacies and no rich foods.

Also, please recall when the Yaoshor˙lites (Israelites) were fed by the simple 'manna' from heaven. But there was not one feeble folk among them! Proving that man does not live by physical bread alone but by every Word which comes from the mouth of Y┴OHU UL.

'The Words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life!' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:63

If you want to live healthy, wealthy and wise, read much of the Word daily. The Words of Y┴OHU UL are your life, power, vitality, deliverance and healing!

In regard to buying food, the spending habits of many who are reduced to poverty go against the clear examples shown by Y┴OHU UL in His Holy Writ. Buying delectable yet unnecessary food items drain the household budget. Not only is too much money spent on unnecessary food items but the preparations required for sumptuous foods take so much time - valuable time which could have otherwise been devoted to spiritual and other productive purposes.

More elaborate preparations involve more energy consumption, more garbage, more cleanup to be done and increased monthly bills. All for the glory of the stomach way down through its bottomless pit! The stomach with its insatiable appetite (cannot be satisfied, else it would stop demanding for more) is a brutal boss which will drain anyone's financial resources, if enslaved by it.

Also noteworthy is the fact that sumptuous food and meals give leanness to the soul, and lead to much physical ailments.

'In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put Y┴OHU UL to the test. So He gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 106:14-15

'The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.' - Proverbs 21:20

'A man who loves pleasure becomes poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches!' - Proverbs 21:17

In fact, the Cretans (migrants from the island of Crete, forefathers of the modern-day Palestinians) were early spoken of as liars, evil brutes and lazy gluttons.

'Cretans are always liars, evil brutes and lazy gluttons.' - Titus 1:12b

It is also an observed fact in life that gluttons are the most susceptible to many kinds of illnesses and physical ailments. Because the more luxurious and rich the food are, the more fat and blood are in them.

'This is an eternal ordinance for the generations to come wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.' - Leviticus 3:17

'Any Yaoshor˙lite (Israelite) or any alien living among them who eats any blood - I will sent My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his people. For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. Therefore I say to the Yaoshor˙lites, 'None of you may eat blood, nor may an alien living among you eat blood.

'Any Yaoshor˙lite or any alien living among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with soil, because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Yaoshor˙lites, 'You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.'' - Leviticus 17:10-14

'You are to avoid food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well if you refrain from these things.' - Acts 15:29

The appetites of many among those ignorant of Y┴OHU UL's directions concerning food are unaware of the amount of fat and blood found in popular, delectable food, especially steaks, barbecues and roast beef which are cooked rare. Much capillary blood are still found in them, to the eaters' harm and eventual perdition and surely enough, financial problems cannot be far behind. When? It is not a matter of when, because it is sure. Poverty, bankruptcy, losses and lack waiting to happen....

Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them.

Food sacrificed to idols are food prepared in honor of a town's patron saint, during feasts of pagan idols and statues, food offered to the dead, or those offered in the temples of boodha and other same idols of gluttony. How about food prepared in honor of the ancient idol Tammuz during his feast of 'kristmuz' every December 25 in the world? You know the answer.

''Everything is permissible for me' - but not everything is beneficial. 'Everything is permissible for me' - but I will not be controlled by anything. 'Food for the stomach and the stomach for food' - but Y┴OHU UL will ruin them both.' - 1 Corinthians 6:12-13a

Those who worship food and the stomach are enemies of the stake of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

'For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the stake of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah). Their final end is ruin, their 'lo-ulhim' (idol) is their stomach and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.' - Philippians 3:18-19

In other words, gluttons go to hell.

'Put a knife to your throat if you are inclined to gluttony.' - Proverbs 23:2

Remedy? Self-control, contentment with basics and simplicity in taste and choices.

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

Faith Assignment for Today:

1. Decide upon what day of the week you will fast. Early true worshipers fasted twice every week, the third day of the week (Tuesday) and during Shabbos. Then make it a regular weekly spiritual sacrifice unto Y┴OHU UL. This will help you develop self-control and self-discipline, thereby controlling inordinate appetites and lusts in your body.

Further details in regard to fasts are available at these WWW sites:

http://www.YAOHUSHUA.org/healer1.html

http://Yaoh˙shua.wr.com.au/healer1.html

2. Examine the food that you eat and be sure to always avoid fat and blood, especially capillary blood still found in many dainty food nowadays.

3. You will begin to carefully take a close control on how much money you spend in buying food and how much time you consume in preparing them, keeping in mind that simple and inexpensive, yet healthy foods are the best for your body, budget and time. Highly pleasing in Y┴OHU UL's eyes indeed.

You will be surprised to see that you really have more than enough funds and more time if you apply Y┴OHU UL's wisdom in the way you manage and handle His funds and time entrusted into your care, and for which you are always accountable to Him.

Wise and prudent money management as well as time management are your goals.

Memory Verse for Today:

'This is an eternal ordinance for the generations to come wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.' - Leviticus 3:17

True or False Queries for Today:

1. More people die because of overeating and the wrong food at that.

2. The wise will eat for the benefit of his body and not for the caprices of his palate and tongue.

3. The tongue can be trained to desire simple yet healthy foods.

4. Many of those who shirk from and avoid other productive yet laborious work use 'busy preparing food' as their ready excuse.

5. One can eat fat and blood, yet still be a true worshiper, follower of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

6. One must control his appetite and not the other way around.

7. The wise man eats to live, the glutton and sluggard lives to eat.

8. Yes, you may eat pork, ham and bacon, but it would not be beneficial for your body.

9. The best way to clean out the Iraqis is to drop bacons, hams and sausages in the middle of Baghdad.

10. You must eat nothing that will eventually prevent you from eating.

11. Domestic strife and quarrels are mainly due to food and money.

12. Dainty dishes create inordinate lusts in one's body.

13. You are what you eat.

14. When hunger knocks on the door, love flies out of the window.

15. A physician only controls the diet of those whom he expects to recover. Y┴OHU UL prescribes the right food for those who have hope of eternal life. Others may eat anything they want.

16. Let us drink, eat and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

17. The glutton's appetite consumes his finances and drains down his wealth.

18. It is rude to talk while there is still food in your mouth.

19. Giving is the best living proof that one has successfully conquered greed and gluttony.

20. Believers begin a meal with prayer and blessing, the heathen with frivolous and idle talk.

21. Who eats while walking down the road behaves like a dog.

22. Sometimes one meal deprives you of many other meals.

23. The less you eat, the less you ail.

24. The heart of the glutton is in his stomach.

25. Two ears, two eyes, but only one mouth is enough lesson for the wise against gluttony.

26. You can tell what a person really is by how and what he eats.

27. Humankind was created not merely to eat but to achieve nearness to His Creator, Y┴OHU UL.

28. When a person's food is reduced to crumbs, he repents.

29. Poverty at birth does not preclude future financial success.

30. Poverty is the hospital for the unrepentant.

31. One must not go with gluttons to avoid poverty and lack.

32. Food is really not that important.

5. Conquer laziness by avoiding oversleeping.

Sleeping is akin to death. Several times in the Holy Scriptures, actual physical death was referred to as 'sleeping.' Little wonder then that false doctrines such as 'soul sleep' and 'ast-al travel or projection' proliferated among the ignorant for lack of comprehension as to the real differences between actual, literal, normal sleep and actual physical death which at times was figuratively spoken of as 'sleep' also.

No one is discounting the fact that normal sleep is necessary for a healthy reinvigoration of the human body. What is harmful is oversleeping. Sleep of about 6-8 hours daily is normal but to sleep more than these number of hours is oversleeping. Too much sleep leads to poverty, want and lack which the Scriptures likened to attacks of armed men like bandits in the oversleeper's life.

One of the telltale body language of a failure in life is his inordinate desire to sleep, whenever, wherever and with whoever. You can easily identify them even in public or workplaces. They would rather sleep ('catnaps' they call it) than read the Word or do their tasks at hand.

'As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard in his bed.' - Proverbs 26:14

Laziness and oversleeping may insidiously creep into anyone's daily life and so Y┴OHU UL admonishes and warns His children to always beware of their unnoticeable onslaughts.

There are those in the world who are inherently oversleepers and lazy, while many others who are normally diligent may unnoticeably be attacked by these armed thieves and robbers of indolence and oversleeping, and if they are not always alert to them, they may find themselves enslaved and trapped in laziness and comatose way living. They are not vegetarians but vegetative in their daily lives. You are not like them, though.

Initial symptoms are making soft, easy choices in the way one does his daily tasks, duties or chores. If this inclination to make soft, easy choices is not readily corrected, it may lead to habitual laziness, slothfulness and comatose oversleeping.

Another symptom is that their thoughts and attitudes throughout the day is focused on sleep and rest. Upon waking up they count how many hours they have been asleep, and in case they have to get up without having slept the full hours they have intended to sleep, then they plan to add that deficit hour on the oncoming night's sleeping hours or perhaps during lunch break. After pretending to work, they go and eat plan again on what time they are going to sleep. In other words, their whole day is focused on sleep, rest, bed, catnaps, yawning and snoozing.

They worship sleep (and death) so much that sleep is the continual focus of meditation on their minds and the mutterings on their lips.

I lack sleep, I need more sleep, I haven't slept enough, I plan to sleep, I'll go to bed, I'll fix my bed and so on, are the unobserved habitual mutterings on their lips.

'May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Y┴OHU UL, my Rock and my Redeemer' - Tehillim (Psalms) 19:14

'Blessed is the man....who delights in the law of Y┴OHU UL and on His law he meditates day and night.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 1:1-2

Other symptoms are habitual yawning even while at work, body and arms stretching, and habitual leaning on anything that comes handy. When a sluggard and oversleeper approaches your office or work table, he immediately leans against your desk or table, sits even when uninvited or lolls around in your workplace looking for a place to rest or take a catnap, if not to gossip or something to chew.

'The sluggard is brother to the destroyer (or terrible waster).' - Proverbs 18:9

Wherever the sluggard and the oversleeper pretend to work, much damage occur. Common examples are: office equipment get stuck up, the oven won't work, household appliances go bust, electrical wires trip, lines get jammed, files are corrupted, harddisks crash, and so on and so forth. Then they complain and seek other people's help, in waste of other people's time, with the result that nobody finishes anything because each is involved 'removing the thorns' of the sluggards in the workplace. The Word cannot lie which says that sluggards are the worst wasters!

Unavoidable delays in receiving of expected collectibles, incomes and payments are also delayed when laziness and sleepiness is tolerated in the workplace or any household.

Warning signals given here that the person involved is a sluggard and an oversleeper. Again, facts shocking but true!

'Idle hands are ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs 16:27

Y┴OHU UL makes authorities wise! Do not tolerate any kind of laziness and oversleeping in your workplace or household and you will avoid much waste of time and money in repairs, replacements and maintenance bills....

'The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.' - Proverbs 15:19

Give them the Word that will set them free from bondages to laziness, oversleeping and gluttony. YAOH┌SHUA is the Word became flesh.

'Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.' - Proverbs 28:19

The diligent, on the other hand, prefers not to sit even when invited to because he does not want to waste time for he knows he has much work to finish. You hardly, if ever, see him yawning during working hours, nor stretching forth his body and arms, nor does he lean on desks, chairs, consoles and other pieces of furniture within his reach. In other words, he sits properly while at work, busily focused in finishing his daily tasks and goals, avoiding any waste of time.

The sluggard and oversleeper must realize that there is only a very slight difference between doing a task or job poorly and doing it excellently. Just a little more effort, more patience, a little bit more push and more work, plus a final finishing touch can mean a whole lot of a difference in the final outcome.

'Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might....' - Ecclesiastes 9:10

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) does everything excellently!' - Mark 7:37

The diligent does not look for soft, easy choices because he knows that narrow and difficult is the way which leads to abundant living, and only a few are inclined towards it. Wide and easy is the way which leads to poverty and lack, and many choose that soft, easy way. (Man-Y┴OHU 7:13-14)

'If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.' - Ecclesiastes 11:4

'Do not love sleep lest you become poor.' - Proverbs 20:13

The first apostles of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA were trained not to love sleep. Beginning early in the day, the apostles were already busy helping Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA serve the needs of the vast crowd which came to them, followed by feeding more than 5,000, and gathering of the scraps. After these, they were supposed to proceed to the other side of the lake and again begin serving the people at early daybreak. This is just a glimpse into what a normal day among the early trainees of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was like (Mark chapter 6).

Why did Y┴OHU UL allow the YAOHUdim (Jewish) people to be enslaved in Egypt for 430 years? So they would be trained, not merely taught, to become diligent, persevering, patient and humble in spirit. These character traits they acquired then would be taught their children and generations to come, thus preparing them to live diligently and prosperously in the Promised Land.

The law of unintended result worked! The Egyptians were slavedrivers, cruel and brutal at times to the YAOHUdim, subjecting them to forced labor. They benefited much at the expense of the YAOHUdim. Their eagerness to prosper at the expense of the tears and sweat of the Yaoshor˙lites incited them to more and more subject them into slave labor.

What the Egyptians didn't realize was that they were being used as tools by Y┴OHU UL in molding the fine character qualities of diligence, patience, perseverance, humility and so on, among His people, preparing them as a nation to occupy the Promised Land. Y┴OHU UL's Promised Land was not meant for the sluggards but for the honest workers, and so His people had to be trained into diligent living and submission to authorities, while in Egypt.

'All things work together for the benefit of those who love Y┴OHU UL and are the called according to His purposes.' - Romans 8:28

'Urge servants (employees) to obey their bosses and to try their best to satisfy them. They must not talk back, nor steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy. In this way they will make people want to believe in our Savior and UL.' - Titus 1:9-10

'A person who is pure of heart sees virtue and purity in everything; but a person whose own heart is evil and untrusting finds evil in everything, for his dirty mind and rebellious heart color all he sees and hears. Such persons claim they know Y┴OHU UL, but from seeing the way they act, one knows they really don't. They are rotten and disobedient, worthless so far as doing anything beneficial is concerned.' - Titus 1:15-16

Another identifying mark of a comatose, oversleeper (who is actually a failure and bankruptcy waiting to happen) is that he snarls and gets mad when he is awakened from his sound sleep due to some urgent task or job at hand. On the other hand, the diligent (who is actually a champion and prosperity waiting to happen) will get up quickly, jump up on his feet and at once delightfully face the immediate task at hand, with gratitude to the one who woke him up, as if he was not asleep at all!

'So remain awake and be prepared, for you do not know the date or moment of My return' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 25:13

'Blessings on you if I return and find you faithfully doing your work. I will put such faithful ones in charge of everything I own!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 24:46

Many of those who flock to bankruptcy courts should not have been there in the first place had they been diligent in their daily tasks and responsibilities. If they had dutifully checked whatever it is that should have been checked, patiently trained and supervised those who should have been, controlled what should have been controlled, busily spent their leisure hours in productive and profitable pursuits and so on and so forth. Diligence is the opposite of negligence. Diligence means prosperity, negligence means bankruptcy.

You cannot get what you expect from your subordinates unless you check. Big companies could have avoided huge losses if only they have continually checked whatever it is that should have been checked.

Even Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA checked if His disciples were indeed praying, as were told to, and He checked them twice! (Mark 14:33-42).

As it is written in Ecclesiastes 7:16, 'Do not be too upright,' which means you must not attempt (in pride) to be more upright than Y┴OHU UL Himself. One may appear religious but not Scriptural. The 'Holy Scriptures' is not a religion but a way of life with the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Who is its main focus. Men have made religions out of it though.

As it is written, man does things that are detrimental to himself, then blames Y┴OHU UL and his authorities for his foolishness. But you are not like that. You want to face up squarely to the truth of Y┴OHU UL's Word, eliminate the root causes and take hold of the eternal, abundant life which YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has willed out for you, being His co-heir.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

'I walked by the field of a lazy fellow and saw that it was overgrown with thorns, and covered with weeds; and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked, I learned this lesson:

'A little more sleep,
A little more slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest'
means that poverty will break in upon you unexpectedly like a robber, and violently like a bandit.' - Proverbs 24:30-34

The penalty for oversleepers is that they will suffer under self-induced fears. Fear of thieves, fear of the future, fear of being in lack and want, and they become afraid of anything that moves and makes a sound.

Why? Because they don't have any reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL. Y┴OHU UL said, 'If you have reverential fear of Me, you need not fear anything else.' Conversely, since oversleepers don't have any reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL nor care for His Words, their penalty is to suffer under inordinate fears and fright. Even the rustling of the wind on fallen leaves frightens them!

'Wake up, you sleeper!' -

Y┴OHU UL assigns each man's task.

Follow Y┴OHU UL's plan for your lives.

Avoid snoozing. When you wake up, get up!

The way out is to get one's body moving, and to busily do the work which Y┴OHU UL has given each one daily, doing all the tasks promptly, completely, with excellence and joy. But most sluggards and oversleepers don't realize this and so to avoid the fears that they suffer under, they resort to more sleep. The more they sleep, the more the fears, and more sleep and more fears and more sleep, fears, sleep, fears, sleep, fears and so on till total sleep in the grave. An endless, useless cycle indeed.

Realize too that the right to sleep belongs only to those who have satisfactorily finished and completed all the tasks which Y┴OHU UL has assigned to each one for the day. It would be wrong to sleep just because you feel sleepy. With the fruit of self-control in you by the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA,' you are to decide when you are going to sleep, after completing all work that should be done for the day. You must control sleep and not sleep to control you.

Wake up, O sleeper and rise up from the dead and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y shall give you light! - Ephesians 5:14

'The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them, but the upright are bold as a lion.' - Proverbs 28:1. The diligent has safe confidence in Y┴OHU UL that He takes care of the future too.

Some have even suggested that an ambulance be called to bring these comatose, oversleepers under intravenous feeding for the rest of their lives. Places of quietude and rest are indeed readily available under open spaces and well-manicured lawns and gardens for these comatose, oversleepers and these places are aptly called memorial parks, cemeteries. They love death, they don't love life. But YAOH┌SHUA is your Life!

'I am the Way, the Truth and the LIFE!' YAOH┌SHUA said.

An authority can easily detect whether his subordinate is diligent or not. A parent can easily check whether the children have been diligent in their household chores. Check the surface temperature of the bed, the sofa, the TV and other places of rest and sleep. If they are warm, you know the idleness which occurred. If they are cool to the touch, and everything is kept clean and all household chores were done excellently, then you know that those you left in the house wisely spent their time in diligent, honest work.

'He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.' - Proverbs 10:5

'Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.' - Proverbs 10:4

And since you have a reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL, knowing fully well that Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them, and His Words are effectual in all of His creation, then His promises to you are....

'I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from Y┴OHU UL, the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Yaoshor˙l (Israel) will neither slumber nor sleep.

Y┴OHU UL watches over you - Y┴OHU UL is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

Y┴OHU UL will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life; Y┴OHU UL will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 121

Please always remember: your time is limited, physical death is sure, and the coming of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is closer now than when we first believed!

Someone is always watching you Who is capable of greatly blessing you....

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has freed you all from laziness, oversleeping, indolence and gluttony.

You are always awake, diligent, dutiful, prosperous, full of vigor, life and busily, delightfully, excellently serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

You are free, you are delivered, you are safe and you are whole!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Faith Assignments for Today:

1. You will promptly detect in yourself, correct and suppress all of the aforementioned symptoms of 'redemet' (oversleepiness) by the power of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling, for it is not proper to attempt to remove a speck of sawdust in another's eye unless you first remove the plank in your own eye - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 7:3-6

When you now begin to change, everything and everyone around you (including the income statements), which are your individual mirrors, now begin to change for the better also.

2. Every dawn when you wake up, get up! You must, from now on, hate a little more sleep, a little more folding of the hands or a little more snoozing. You have been delivered from 'redemet' by the power of the Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

3. You will only sleep when you have earned your right to it by satisfactorily finishing all the work which Y┴OHU UL, usually through your human authorities, has assigned for you to do and complete for the day. Finishing is better than beginning. Finishing includes cleanup.

4. Ask Y┴OHU UL in prayer to help you become more like our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who does everything excellently, and went from the manger to the throne following Y┴OHU UL's Word and will. Please always end your prayers to Y┴OHU UL with: 'Ol Sh˙am (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!'

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said, 'For nothing is impossible with Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 1:37

What Y┴OHU UL's justice demands, His mercy provides....

Memory Verse for Today:

Wake up, O sleeper and rise up from the dead and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y shall give you light! - Ephesians 5:14

True or False Queries for Today:

1. The diligent man's sleep is sweet.

2. There are homes and workplaces where sleep is worshiped and given much respect and adoration.

3. There was a prophet who was full of power and vitality that even his skeletal remains were doing miracles.

4. That prophet was Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) in the Holy Scriptures.

5. Most lazybones seek the cloak of religion as their vocation in order to cover up for their laziness and oversleeping.

6. Most sluggards who have failed in the world system will find out that they can easily succeed in religious activities!

7. Sluggards and oversleepers are destructive wherever you put them.

8. If you want to avoid much waste, correct or get rid of the sluggards and the oversleepers.

9. Never complain about what you allow.

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

11. What you are willing to walk away from determines what Y┴OHU UL will bring to you.

12. The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

13. When Y┴OHU UL wants to bless you, he puts a person in your life or company. When the ha-satan wants to ruin you, he puts a person in your life or company.

14. When you respect and put much worth in sleep, you will attract sleep.

15. A little more snoozing can do no harm.

16. Those who don't give any regard at all to Y┴OHU UL's written Word will be threatened by their subordinates.

17. Fears and anxieties are the penalties for the oversleepers.

18. Drowsiness is a telltale sign of an oversleeper and a waster.

19. Y┴OHU UL put Adam to sleep to show the angels that he was a mere mortal and not immortal.

20. The beginning of person's downfall is sleep.

21. Only those who have a reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL by day have the right to experience a sound sleep at night.

22. There is no cure for oversleeping.

23. Y┴OHU UL gives His beloved sleep.

24. Sleep is the incomplete experience of death.

25. Those who love sleeping really unconsciously love death.

26. You can tell when a person who died was diligent because his arms and legs do sprout out of the burial ground looking for work to do.

27. Being a workaholic is bad for your health.

28. Becoming rich and successful the world's way is the cause of ill health, not the overworking.

29. Only those who serve Y┴OHU UL rather than money can really experience sound sleep.

30. If you want to acquire spiritual discernment as regards identifying the wise, the fool, the upright, the sluggard and so on, read the book of Proverbs continually.

31. Y┴OHU UL demands that you finish and complete your spiritual duties to Him first, primarily daily.

32. When you put Y┴OHU UL first place in your life, rather than sleep, then all the supply of your wants, desires and needs shall be added unto you.

33. Your promotions and advancements in life do not depend on man but on Y┴OHU UL alone.

6. Conquer laziness by learning obedience

Obedience is doing the will of Y┴OHU UL

1. Promptly,
2. Completely,
3. Excellently and
4. Gladly

The opposite of obedience is stubbornness and being self-willed.

Delayed obedience is disobedience.
Incomplete obedience is disobedience.
Remorseful obedience is disobedience.
Mediocre obedience is disobedience.

'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 interested in your hearkening to Him than in your offering the fat of rams to Him.'

'For rebellion is as wicked as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols.' - 1 Samuel 15:22-23a

Obedience requires the wise submission to Y┴OHU UL, our Creator, through those whom He has placed to be responsible for us, to protect us and guide us into doing what is the perfect will of Y┴OHU UL in our lives.

We obey Y┴OHU UL because we love Him and try our best to please Him, fully knowing that His plan for our lives is the best and proper way for us, in order that we will always be in His will.

Y┴OHU UL works though our human authorities, in molding the right character traits in us for He is not finished making us yet. Y┴OHU UL promised that He will continue to the finish the fine work that He has begun in us.

His goal? That we be conformed to the likeness of His dear Son YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, until we come to the fullness of Him Who is in all and above all.

'Being confident of this, that He Who began a fine work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Philippians 1:6

'And we know that in all things 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 predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.' - Romans 8:28-29

Obedience involves the breaking of one's self-will, individual inclinations and personal choices.

Y┴OHU UL expects us to obey Him and our human authorities to the limits set out in His written Word.

Y┴OHU UL does not expect us to obey those commands which are in violation of His written Word.

Obedience to Y┴OHU UL does not mean blind obedience to our human authorities, but it means wise submission, wise following of orders and commands of our human authorities, with Y┴OHU UL's written Word as our basis and His 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling as our individual Guide.

Though we obey our human authorities, out of reverential fear of and love for Y┴OHU UL, still and all, our individual actions are our own personal responsibilities to Y┴OHU UL to Whom we are always ultimately accountable.

Even our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y learned obedience for He too was Human, tempted in all things as we are, yet He never sinned.

'Though He were a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.' - Hebrews 5:8

'Then He went down to Nazareth with them (His parents) and was obedient to them.' - Luke 2:51a

'For we do not have a High Priest (YAOH┌SHUA) Who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have One Who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.' - Hebrews 4:15

'Anyone who obeys My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) in heaven is My brother, sister and mother!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 12:50

'We ask that Your Kingdom will come now. May Your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:10

'My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father), if it is possible, may this cup be taken from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 26:39

Because of His obedience, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y 'increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with Y┴OHU UL and man.' - Luke 2:52

Please always remember: your time is limited, physical death is sure, and the coming of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is closer now than when we first believed!

Someone is always watching you Who is capable of greatly blessing you....

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has freed you all from laziness, oversleeping, disobedience, stubbornness, being self-willed, indolence and gluttony.

You are always awake, diligent, obedient, submissive, dutiful, prosperous, full of vigor, life and busily, delightfully and excellently serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

You are free, you are delivered, you are safe and you are whole!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Faith Assignment for Today:

Today, you will begin practicing and training yourself in obedience to Y┴OHU UL, first and foremost, by knowing and quickly following His commands to you found in His written Word, spoken and confirmed by His 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit) indwelling in you.

Memory Verse for Today:

'Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for sinning; 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

Hebrew Word for Today: 'yaoqehao' - obedience

True or False Queries for Today:

1. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA obeyed government authorities when He was doing His earthly service to Y┴OHU UL.

2. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA sometimes disobeyed His earthly parents.

3. When our parents disagree with each other in regard to what we should do, Y┴OHU UL expects His child to obey the mother.

4. Obedience is the antidote to laziness.

5. We must also be obedient to the commands of our flesh and bodies.

6. We must also be obedient to the dictates of our consciences.

7. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA paid taxes to the very government which had Him killed.

8. Rebellion against our government authorities is no sin if the government officials are proven corrupt and inept.

9. It is treason against Y┴OHU UL to help rebels or sympathize with them.

10. When rebellious children and citizens are disciplined and punished, ha-satan and his evil spirits weep.

11. If our boss commands you to do something which is in clear violation of Y┴OHU UL's written Word, you should resign soonest.

12. When your boss is angry at you and accuses you of something which you are not guilty (punishable) of, you must soonest resign from your job and leave immediately.

13. If you have not been obedient to your parents when you were younger, your children too would not be obedient to you as their parent.

14. Obedient individuals are also diligent ones.

15. Sluggards and sloths are, in reality, disobedient and stubborn to their authorities.

16. Sluggards and sloths are, in reality, very obedient to the hidden desires of their physical bodies.

17. You must obey Y┴OHU UL no matter who or what.

18. The more commands or orders are given you, the more worthy and greater you become.

19. When no one commands or orders you anymore, that means you are hopeless beyond repair.

20. If you obey an order or a command with impatience, irritation and weariness, you disqualify yourself from its rewards.

21. You must not obey one command by disobeying another command. (Example: robbing the rich to give to the poor)

22. Think what you like but be sure to follow orders.

23. All who know well how to obey will also know well how to rule.

24. To ensure obedience, a child must not only be taught but habitually trained to obey.

25. Who wishes to obey will be given the opportunity to obey.

26. Obedience is the foundation of all morality and exemplary character.

27. Y┴OHU UL will never advance you instructions beyond your last act of disobedience.

28. The waves of yesterday's disobedience will splash on the shores of today and for a time.

29. Each act of obedience shortens the route to any goal you are pursuing or miracle you are expecting.

30. Someone else is also always watching you who is capable of adversely tempting you.

Note: The tips given here as regards identifying sloths and sluggards are never meant to induce anyone to condemn someone nor even yourself.

These are given so you will know the identifying marks of slothfulness and laziness, thus you are always able to conquer and avoid them, in case they try to creep into your life or in the lives of others, in the wisdom and power of our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commanded: 'Do not condemn and you will also not be condemned.'

'When you condemn others, you are actually condemning yourselves....' - Romans 2:1-4

Bonus Tips on How to Avoid the Virus of Laziness....

1. Sluggards often live in the glory of past memories.

This is another common virus that, if not dealt with outright, will trap anyone in indolence, laziness and financial lack and dire poverty. So be sure that you are always vigilant against the insidious, creeping attack of this ruinous virus of laziness.

Please take note that our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the King Whom we are serving, gives us our daily work to do. And Y┴OHU UL will reward us on how well we serve our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily. We are told to 'live one day at a time' and to never worry about our tomorrows.

Whatever goals we have reached, jobs or tasks finished or successes achieved for today must be only that - for TODAY. And at the end of the day, we should say to ourselves 'we are worthless servants because we only did what is expected of us in the first place.'

One can only say that he is not a worthless servant of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA if he has done double of what is required of him for that day. If he has 'gone the additional mile' in his serving our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y that day.

By always avoiding inflating your self-esteem, self-glory and self-praise, there will be no room for vainglory and pride. As we have learned, pride is the root cause of laziness and to avoid it is same as avoiding laziness itself. The virus of pride is fatal, for it comes from the darkest areas in the world of darkness. What then is your anti-virus protection?

Our Molkhi˙l (mohl-khee-ool, accented on last syllable - which means, 'King') YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y told you:

'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 supper 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 as worthy of praise. For you have simply done your duty!' - Luke 17:7-10

Therefore, it is wise of you and best to forget the achievements and successes of yeste-day so you can face today with the same humility as always. Failure to do so is a dangerous trap towards being ensnared in pride over past successes which eventually lead to laziness in the present.

You have met people like that, those who are in sede-tary living today and all they talk about, contemplate upon and are continually proud of are their successes, achievements and glories in the PAST. But they are victims of laziness TODAY.

They are fond of repeating the same tales over and over again to the same or different people whom they meet, over and over again. Like a broken record being replayed in people's ears over and over again.

'When I was younger (or before) I did such and such and achieved such and such,' is their common byline.

Many organizations too are going bankrupt or in the red today because the people behind them have gone complacent, glorying in the successes of the past, and were left behind TODAY. Stagnation is the definition of this virus. They failed to realize that rivers which stop flowing soon become malodorous and filled with skeletal remains of dead animals. Even so, people who become complacent and stagnant are eventually delivered into the graveyard of failures.

Many live in their historical worlds of fantasy in their minds even until today. They are like walking history books, taking much glory and pride in the past and yet, inutile in the present.

Why? Because they have taken one single timeline or portion in their lives as their apex, their ultimate and after that, the downhill ride. It is wise never to take any segment or portion of your life as your best, ultimate and summit, and you'll always avoid the downhill ride. Y┴OHU UL Kaokam (the Wise UL) always makes you wise, am-nßm!

You must always be ready to answer these queries daily:

'But what about today? What are my achievements today?'

You are not stagnant and complacent! For you have learned to forget whatever past achievements you had, and focus on the goals and duties for TODAY which our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA expects that you do and obey with 'yaoqehao' (promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness), today, not tomorrow, but today!

'The more lowly your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, be a servant. But those who think themselves great shall be disappointed and humbled; and those who humble themselves shall be exalted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11-12

Age is no excuse because there are many who begin in their new quest for success and achievements in Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom who are octogenarians - in their eighties. How old were Mehushua (Moses) and Aharon at the time of their confrontation with Pharaoh, when they doing the assignments given by Y┴OHU UL?

Mehushua was 80 years old and Aharon was 83!

'But that was long ago,' one might say. But why did they actively survive that long? Precisely because people of the Book did not consider age as a hindrance in obeying the commands of Y┴OHU UL. Age is no excuse. In fact, the more one ages, the more one should be actively diligent everyday in order to maintain the flexibility, vigor and vibrant health of one's physical body.

'Keep on asking and you will keep on receiving; keep on looking and you will keep on finding; knock and the door will be opened. Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks.' - Luke 11:9-10

Retirement? There is no retirement for the active children of Y┴OHU UL. Faith without works is dead. Active faith WORKS through love for Y┴OHU UL and our neighbor. Genuine faith, living faith, active faith is what Y┴OHU UL is well pleased with.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said, 'If you love Me, you will obey Me.'

Living in the glories of yeste-day's or past achievements will lead anyone to complacency, laziness and vainglory - and eventual paralysis.

Many are loafing around in their jobs or tasks today because their mind is preoccupied with what they achieved or finished yeste-day! Victims of complacency and pride, a clear symptom of budding laziness, slothfulness. You are wise enough now to avoid such traps, though. Each day for you must be full of finished tasks and chores, especially your spiritual duties to Y┴OHU UL, Who richly rewards those Who diligently seek Him. Haolul-Y┴OHU!

'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility.' - Philippians 2:3a

'Your attitude should be same as that of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, Who, though He was Ever-Living UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator) did not demand and cling to His rights as the Eternal, but laid aside His mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave 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 Sh˙am (Name) which is above every name, that at the Sh˙am (Name) YAOH┌SHUA every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Ruler above all, to the glory of Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' - Philippians 2:5-11

All glory belongs to Y┴OHU UL alone and whatever we have achieved or done, is by Him and from Him and for Him - in the past, today and in the eternal future! There is never a room for pride and self-glory among Y┴OHU UL's humble children, am-nßm!

So never live your TODAY in the glories of YESTE-DAY!

Wake up! And the Light of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will shine upon you!

'Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gluttony and laziness! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs! Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the virus of laziness, and so you are therefore safe!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

From now on, you will practice living one day at a time, discarding proud thoughts about past achievements and histo-ical glories, by focusing on your major tasks and spiritual duties to Y┴OHU UL for TODAY.

Habitual fine practice makes perfect.

What Y┴OHU UL's justice demands, His mercies provide.

Keep on asking and you will keep on receiving; keep on seeking and you will keep on finding; keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you, to you.....

Live one day at a time. You are not a walking histo-y book. You are alive and vigorous TODAY with the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA!

This is the day that Y┴OHU UL has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Your Contemplation Verses for Today:

'The more lowly your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, serve the most! But those who think themselves great shall be disappointed and humbled; and those who humble themselves shall be exalted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11-12

'Pride goes before ruin and conceit before a fall.' -Proverbs 16:18

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Y┴OHU UL is the rewarder of those who DILIGENTLY seek Him.

2. Many begin their downhill slide after receiving some major award or recognition or praise from others.

3. And they live on their past achievements all the rest of their lives and end up as failures!

4. You have to account to Y┴OHU UL for how you spend each day which He gives you.

5. Some people who were alive yeste-day are now dead.

6. Some who are alive today may be gone tomorrow.

7. Y┴OHU UL still gave you this day to glorify Him by doing and finishing the tasks that were given you today.

8. It is best to live each day to the fullest satisfaction of Y┴OHU UL, our Maker,

9. Someone is always watching you Who is capable of greatly blessing you.

10. You will be diligent and finish all your daily duties and chores TODAY.

Note: The tips given here as regards identifying sloths and sluggards are never meant to induce anyone to condemn someone nor even yourself.

These are given so you will know the identifying marks of slothfulness and laziness, thus you are always able to conquer and avoid them, in case they try to creep into your life or in the lives of others, in the wisdom and power of our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commanded: 'Do not condemn and you will also not be condemned.'

'When you condemn others, you are actually condemning yourselves....' - Romans 2:1-4

Bonus Tips on the Symptoms of the Virus of Laziness

2. Sluggards habitually take pride in their imagined future.

This common symptom of the virus of laziness can be easily detected in those who regularly postpone and defer the actual doing of any job or task to some later date or imagined future.

They always wait for better conditions before beginning or continuing with whatever they are supposed to do.

Habitual procrasti-ators and postponers they truly are. They would rather do later or tomorrow or some other time whatever they can still do today. And they deceive themselves into thinking that they are wiser (actually wily) than seven really wise men.

You have met people with symptoms like this. The first time you met or visited them, they told you of their grandiose plans to remodel the kitchen or repair the fence, mow the lawn, repaint the walls, put up a website, sew their unmended clothes, fix the faucets and so on and so forth. In those grandiose plans they took so much pride and self-glory in. And you believed them.

You again went back a week after to see them and, again, they told you of their grandiose plans to do such and such at such and such imagined future date. Or the next day perhaps?

Going back to see them again after a month or two, and to your amazement, they were still talking about their big plans about the same projects or tasks that they were PLANNING to do or begin with, which they already told you several times in the past!

Go back to see them again a year, two years or even a decade later, and they will still be filled with much self-glory and pride in their future plans! 'They will be done tomorrow,' they will claim, 'perhaps, or maybe.'

This is the visible symptom of a tragic attack of this virus of procrasti-ation or 'futurist' syndrome, which is a subset of the virus class of laziness.

Lazy people are grand dreamers and are often engaged in daydreaming and live in their futuristic fantasy worlds of imaginations and plans, dreams and hopes, but they don't really do what is required in achieving those plans and dreams. They dream much but do so little, if any.

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the upright love to give!' - Proverb 21:25-26

They are full of pride, self-glory and self-esteem on what may be, what will be and how it will be, but again, these are only in their futuristic calendars of the sluggard and sloths. Rich in dreams and imaginations, but lacking in actual physical efforts in implementation and going through the hard knocks of them all.

Many parents too are filled with pride and self-glory in the future of their children yet they are lazy to train and discipline their children to acquire the necessary traits they would need for becoming successful in their future vocations. And their most-common excuse is, 'I just don't have enough time.' But to go shopping, to eat and to sleep, sure, they have all the time!

To many sluggards, mere dreams are enough. They don't realize that those who anchor their future on mere dreams and wishes are hopeless unless coupled with the actual persevering and diligent work required in achieving those goals.

No efforts, no results. More efforts, more results. As simple as that.

The more diligently you persevere, the more you get closer to the goals set forth by our Odmorul YAOH┌SHUA. The less you do, the less you achieve.

The more one sleeps and eats, the more bloated he gets; the less one sleeps and eats, the leaner he gets. The more you give, the more you receive. To the one who has not, even the little that they have will be taken away from them. It's a universal principle established by Y┴OHU UL, Who always watches over His Words to perform them.

The more lowly your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, serve the most [today]! But those who think themselves great [in the future] shall be disappointed and humbled; and those who humble themselves [today] shall be exalted.

Pride [in the future] goes before ruin and conceit [today] before a fall.

'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility.' - Philippians 2:3a

What is the most effective antidote against this 'futurist' syndrome?

Begin doing it now!

Not later, not tomorrow, not next week, and never wait for perfect conditions to be present before you obey, but begin doing your duties now, obeying your orders now!

'If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.' - Ecclesiastes 11:4

'To enjoy your work and to accept whatever Y┴OHU UL has allotted to you in life - that is indeed a gift from Y┴OHU UL.' - Ecclesiastes 5:19b

Upon hearing the voice command of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you, telling you to do a specific task, you must immediately, without delay nor any capitulations, begin doing it that very moment, soonest, excellently, completely (to the finish!) and with joy, knowing that you are actually serving our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, as represented by your human authorities.

'Tackle every task that comes along, and if you reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL, you can expect His blessing.' -Ecclesiastes 7:18

Our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA glorified Y┴OHU UL by FINISHING and COMPLETING the work that Y┴OHU UL gave Him to do.

'I have brought You glory on earth by FINISHING the work You gave Me to do.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said in YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:4.

Never put forth for a later time or day whatever should and must be done now, today and this moment.

'Finishing is better than beginning.' - Ecclesiastes 7:8

Never live in the past, nor in the future, but be actively alive today, busily and delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness!

'Don't long for the 'good old days,' for you don't know whether they were any better than these days!' - Ecclesiastes 7:10

Tomorrow exists only in the calendar of the sloths.

Never take pride in future plans and future dreams for that would be foolishness and vain, useless and inutile.

'Dreaming in place of doing is stupidity, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words; better to reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL.' - Ecclesiastes 5:7

'Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and never succeed.' - Proverbs 12:24

Learn to live one day at a time. Begin and finish whatever tasks, jobs or chores must be done TODAY.

Glorify Y┴OHU UL, your Creator, by doing the tasks He has assigned you to do, and by FINISHING them, for His glory and Him alone, TODAY.

'I am Y┴OHU UL, and I will not yield My glory to another.' - Isaiah 48:11b

Wake up! And the Light of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will shine upon you!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the virus of laziness, histo-ical and futuristic syndromes, and so all of you therefore are TODAY vigorously diligent and safe from indolence and pride!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

From now on, you will practice living one day at a time, discarding pride and self-glory in future fantasies and daydreams, by focusing on your major tasks and spiritual duties to Y┴OHU UL for TODAY.

Habitual fine practice makes perfect.

What Y┴OHU UL's justice demands, His mercies provide.

Keep on asking and you will keep on receiving; keep on seeking and you will keep on finding; keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you, to you.....

Live one day at a time. You are not a walking futuristic book. You are alive and vigorous TODAY with the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA!

This is the day that Y┴OHU UL has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His Sh˙am together!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL!

Your Contemplation Verses for Today:

'The more lowly your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, serve the most! But those who think themselves great shall be disappointed and humbled; and those who humble themselves shall be exalted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 23:11-12

'Pride goes before ruin and conceit before a fall.' -Proverbs 16:18

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Y┴OHU UL is the rewarder of those who DILIGENTLY seek Him.

2. Those who prematurely take self-glory and personal pride in what they dream or plan for the future are actually in for a downhill ride which finally leads to eventual financial lack, poverty and failure.

3. We can make plans, but the final outcome is in the hands of Y┴OHU UL.

4. Our expectations must always be from the hands of Y┴OHU UL.

5. It is wrong to second-guess Y┴OHU UL and try to put Him in a box to do all of one's imaginations and daydreams.

6. One of the most-common excuses which the sluggard readily gives his authorities is, 'I am planning to do that, sir.'

7. Mere planning and wishful thinking leads to financial problems and lack.

8. Y┴OHU UL gave you this day to glorify Him by doing and finishing, completing the tasks that were given you today.

9. It is best to live each day to the fullest satisfaction of Y┴OHU UL, our Maker,

10. Someone is always watching you Who is capable of greatly blessing you.

11. You will be diligent and finish all your daily duties and chores TODAY.

12. Finishing includes cleanup.

13. Man proposes, but Y┴OHU UL disposes.

14. It is wrong to plan for the future because it reflects unbelief in the soon-coming return of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

15. Y┴OHU UL, in some respects, reveals what will happen in the future so you can prepare for it TODAY.

16. The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

17. Intolerance of your present creates your future too.

18. The seeds you sow today is your only real influence over your own future.

19. Your seed is anything that benefits another while your harvest is anything that benefits you.

20. Y┴OHU UL never consults your past to determine your future.

21. The seed that leaves your hand never leaves your life.... but enters your future, where it multiplies.

22. You will never be promoted until you have become overqualified for your present assignment.

23. Your reaction to someone in trouble determines Y┴OHU UL's reaction to you the next time you get in trouble.

24. One hour in the presence of Y┴OHU UL will reveal any flaw in your most-carefully laid plan.

25. If you still don't have the indwelling of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in your heart, you must ask Y┴OHU UL TODAY, in the Sh˙am (Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

26. You must be spiritually be reborn from above TODAY, if you have not yet been.

27. Prosperity is simply having enough of Y┴OHU UL's provisions to complete His plans and orders for your life.

28. Those who created the pain of yeste-day do not control the joys of today.

29. What you make happen for others, Y┴OHU UL will make happen for you.

Hebrew words for today:

1. bala-ot - gluttony
2. atzelutim - laziness
3. redemet - drowsiness; oversleep
4. betsah - greed; covetousness

3. Sluggards usually make a mountain out of a molehill.

Even before beginning a specific task or job, the sluggard will first call the attention of those around him, seeking for advance praise, support, coaxing and adulation. He is often seen upstaging all the diligent around him and will move only once the spotlight is on him, and only on him.

'Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering!' - Proverbs 13:4

'The lazy man longs for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get [adulation], while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25-26

And if ever he begins doing his task or chore, or sometimes accidentally finishes it, even if what he did was so insignificant compared to the overall project or task, he will brag and feign exhaus-ion, though what he actually did was bask in the spotlight and engage in foolish talk or dish out coarse and boring jokes all along.

Yes, sluggards and other wicked people are fond of practical jokes. Another mark of a wicked, lazy servant -he is a practical joker. While in reality, he is the joke and a bore in the workplace, the thorn on his fellow workers' sides.

Sluggards have nothing to do and are so bored with their lives and so they do it in all naughtiness and coarseness. They are not really serious to achieve and succeed in life.

'If a man enjoys foolishness, something is wrong! The sensible remain on the pathways of right.' - Proverbs 15:21

'Laughter cannot mask a heavy heart. When the laughter ends, the grief remains.' - Proverbs 14:13

While pretending as honest workers, the sluggards are actually in continual search for rest, sleep, food, self-glory, equal rewards with the true diligent ones and praise from those around him. They are wise in their own eyes than seven really wise men. Wily they actually are....

The sluggard's remarks of tiredness, overwork and exhaustio-are meant to deceive those around him so they won't even try to really examine what he has actually done - that nothing significant at all was contributed by him, that his many words are really meant to cover up his indolence.

'Work brings profit; talk [chat] brings poverty!' - Proverbs 14:23

'Idle hands are ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs 16:27

To the sluggard, even a minor task is a big and awesome job in his mind. While to the diligent, that task is nothing at all. He could easily breeze through that in a jiffy. But to the sluggard, what a big problem that would seem.

For the sluggard, work and assignments are 'problems' while to the diligent, work, jobs and assignments are learning and highly beneficial, fruitful opportunities to succeed and prosper!

'The stupid won't work and almost sta-ves, but feels it is better to be lazy and barely get by than to work hard....' - Ecclesiastes 4:5-6a

'A lazy fellow suffers trouble all through life; the upright man's path is easy!' - Proverbs 15:19

The sluggard likes to be part of a group of true and honest diligent workers, and when the project, task or chore is finished, due to the honest labor of the diligent, and in spite of his presence, the sluggard is first in line for the bonus, reward or recognition.

'Wickedness loves company - and leads others into sin.' - Proverbs 16:29

'The lazy man is brother to the destroyer (internal saboteur).' - Proverbs 18:9

Be not deceived by those with this kind of 'making a mountain out of a molehill' syndrome.

Do you know why rumors get bigger and bigger the wider they spread?

Because of sluggards who indulge in rumormongering and are chronically infected by this virus of 'making a mountain out of molehill' syndrome. Rumors are dainty morsels for the lazy gossips.

And you are not like that.

Y┴OHU UL told you to stay away from people like that, and to warn them to really work hard and stop their comedies and pretenses, with gentleness and love though, seasoned with salt.

'Open rebuke is better than hidden love.' - Proverbs 27:5

'Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy.' - Proverbs 27:6

4. To the sluggard, anything solid is a possible pillow.

Since the mind of the sloth is predominantly focused on sleep and rest, through all his day, he is continually looking for somewhere or even something where he can lay his head on, in his so-called 'catnaps.'

Be it a desk, dining table, the back of a chair, or even in public transports or laundromats, the sluggard habitually leans his head on anything solid, in his secret desire to sleep and rest, even for a few moments more, just a few minutes more.

'I walked by the field of one lazy fellow and saw that it was overgrown with thorns, and covered with weeds; and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked, I learned this lesson:

'A little extra sleep, A little more slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest'

means that poverty will break in upon you quickly and unexpectedly like a robber, and violently like a bandit.' - Proverbs 24:30-34

Books, tabletops, handbags, briefcases, bathtubs, dryers, keyboards, monitors, printer or anything, as long as it is solid enough to support his head, the sluggard and oversleeper will take that opportunity to take a 'catnap' even for a few minutes more, a few moments more.

All the while meditating on what time he will really go to bed to sleep and take that long, deep hibernation till the next day, if ever.

'A lazy man sleeps soundly - and he goes sta-ving.' -Proverbs 19:15

In the morning, he secretly wishes, 'I wish it were already nightfall.' While in the evening, he secretly wishes, 'I wish it were already morning.'

In other words, the days of the sluggard are long, boring and tedious, while to the diligent, time passes by quickly and he hardly notices that so much time has gone by because he was so engrossed in his task or job that he hardly notices the quick passage of time.

In the workplace, you can easily identify those carriers of this specific type of virus by their dishonest habit of reporting for work 'a little bit late' and leaving 'a little bit early.' Clearly visible symptoms of those victimized by this virus of drowsiness, tardiness and oversleep.

'Y┴OHU UL despises all cheating and dishonesty.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Hard work means prosperity; only the stupid idles away his time.' - Proverbs 12:11

This virus is also evident in those with symptoms of watching the clock so eagerly as the time for going home to sleep approaches, waiting, gasping, fidgety hoping for the clock to hit the 5:00 mark so they can rush home to eat and sleep!

'The upright man eats to live, while the evil man lives to eat.' - Proverbs 13:25

On the other hand, the diligent inwardly desires that more time would be given him so he could finish his task or job. Why? Because the focus of the diligent is in accomplishment, achievement, finishing and fine performance, not on eating and sleeping. The life of the diligent is full of vibrance, energy, vigor and excitement!

To the diligent, the only time to sleep is when it is the proper time to sleep, after he has earned the right to sleep, after he has FINISHED all his daily tasks and assignments. The diligent never sleeps during working hours.

The diligent does not waste time which he realizes is valuable and limited. So he will read, hearken to or memorize Scriptures or do something else productive while in public transports or while waiting in laundromats, instead of leaning his head on solid walls to take 'catnaps' (sleep actually) or engage in gossip.

Do you now see the difference? Haolul-Y┴OHU, am-nßm!

In other words, to the sluggard, time passes by tediously, slowly, wastefully and in drowsiness. While to the diligent, time passes by quickly, fruitfully, productively and efficiently.

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent servants or handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL Who also works.

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said you will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will make sure that each of today's minutes and seconds are spent productively, beneficially and fruitfully, you will outright shun any symptom of oversleeping, gluttony, pride, laziness and greed.

Your Contemplation Verses for Today:

'Take care to live in Me, and let Me live in you.

For a branch can't produce fruit when disconnected from the Vine. Nor can you be fruitful apart from Me.

I am the Vine, you are the branches.

And if you remain in Me and obey My commands, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted!

My true disciples produce bountiful harvests. This brings great glory to My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father)!

Live within My love. If you obey Me, you are living within My love....'

- Excerpts from the Words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA taken from YAOHUkhanam (John) 15, Holy Scriptures.

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Y┴OHU UL is the rewarder of those who DILIGENTLY seek Him.

2. Oversleepers even take their seatmates' shoulders as possible pillows to sleep on.

3. There have been tragic cases which have caused loss of innocent lives due to the drowsiness of those responsible.

4. Come to think of it, today is really a beautiful day which Y┴OHU UL has given you after all, if only you will shun evil reports primarily intended for the consumption of those belonging to the world.

5. Sluggards are fine at pretending to be very busy when the boss is on the lookout.

6. Sluggards do their tasks leisurely in their own sweet time and slackest of manner.

7. The world is full of sluggards, usually sleeping on their canes, folded umbrellas, cartons or crates.

8. They need the Light of Life in order to be awakened.

9. Some have rejected the truth and believed its bodyguards of lies and are now suffering the dire consequences.

10. Truth is so valuable that it must be surrounded by bodyguards of lies, to prevent mockers from knowing the truth.

11. True disciples of the real Messiah are productive, fruitful, diligent and victorious.

12. Expenses properly managed make half an income.

13. Those who live in wine and luxury eventually become absentee bosses and employers.

14. Small savings add up to a large sum, in the long run.

15. Learn from the past, live in the present, prepare for the future.

16. One mustn't waste time because that is the stuff that life is made of.

17. If time is money, then many live beyond their means.

18. An honest person keeps a serious account of his time, lest he become morally and financially bankrupt.

19. To the believers, time is not an illusion but something which must always be redeemed.

20. No loss like the loss of time.

21. You must respect time even if it is smiling at you.

22. Time wounds all heels.

23. You must always be on the lookout for opportunities which come your way daily, but disguised in garments of hard work and perseverance.

24. Every person has set rendezvous with his Maker, Y┴OHU UL, and he must therefore never come late.

25. Work during work time and you will sleep during sleep time.

26. The sluggard looks at the weather, then decides not to work but go to sleep again.

27. To be ready and on time is fine, to be patient while waiting is better, but to utilize idle time productively is best.

28. Only the best people are punctual in everything.

29. Who ignores the time is walking in darkness, while those who utilize their time to the utmost are those illuminated by the Great Light - YAOH┌SHUA.

30. You will productively and fruitfully utilize your time TODAY.

Hebrew words for today:

1. ohaviul - love
2. ozulyao - zeal; energy; power
3. am-nßm-am - faithfulness; trust; truthfulness
4. khayao - life; living; alive
5. anvao - humility

5. The stockrooms of the sluggard are the shops, vendors, office products suppliers, shopping malls and the corner grocery shops.

We have learned that one of the bad traits of the sloth is his habit (vice?) of always making the soft, easy choices in life and at work.

Since the sloth hates physical efforts of any kind, being confronted with options, he will choose the easier way, the most relaxing way of doing his job or chore, whatever it is.

A small task is a major problem for the sloth, while to the diligent, it is no task at all but a leisure. In other words, the outlook and attitude of the diligent towards hard work is positive, while those of the sloth are negative. And there lies the big difference in what they receive and go through in life daily.

If the sloth has been ordered to do a particular job, task or chore, and he needs something to do it, instead of looking for the material or item in the stockroom or in the cellar, as the case may be, the easier and softer choice for him naturally would be to order by phone or go send someone to buy it or buy it themselves, with shopping on the side. In his mind, that's being wise.

On the other hand, the diligent, when confronted with the same situation, will scout among the old piles, or in the stockroom or cellar, for the items or materials needed, or device some ways or means wherein the job could still be finished and done without having to order, buy or run to the corner grocer. In the diligent's mind, this is really being wise.

That is why it is written that the sluggard is brother to the destroyer. For the sluggards, buying is always the easiest answer, their habitual final solution. When given a specific task or job, the first thing that comes into their minds is, 'What do we need to buy?'

On the other hand, when given the same task or job, the diligent's first thought is, 'What do we have now that could still be used to finish this, without incurring additional expenses?' 'What innovation could be done in order to make full use of what we have now?'

Not only are the sloths bent on spending and waste but what is worse is that once the items or materials are bought, they don't take diligent care of them nor economically consume them, but, in waste and indulgence, rapidly trash them away. Then comes the immediate need to buy more, order more and go shopping once or twice more. Extravagance, waste and overindulgence are their trademarks.

'A lazy man won't even dress the game he gets while hunting, but the diligent man makes beneficial use of everything he finds.' - Proverbs 12:27

Another is the sloth's propensity to call for maintenance specialists when, with a little trying and more patience, he could easily have fixed it by himself, if only he tried. There are things in the home or on the job which need only slight fixing or reconfiguring that does not require the services of professional servicemen, like fixing leaking faucets, replacing diffusers or other tasks which regular 'DIY' (do-it-yourself) people know how to repair satisfactorily. This 'self-help' method is one technique of best managing one's expenses.

'The wise man saves for the future, but the stupid man spends (wastefully consumes) whatever he gets.' - 21:20

There are also tasks which really do require the services of qualified personnel, though. But the fact is, there are many tasks or seeming maintenance problems which are within the repair skills of the ordinary diligent individual, and for which, a little more finding out, a little more effort, patience and resourcefulness usually solves the challenge. A 'challenge' to the positive diligent worker, as well as a 'problem' to the sluggard. The same case but viewed and solved differently by each type.

The sloths must realize that well-managed expenses amount to half an income. Small savings count a lot in the long run. Many organizations and individuals, families and business have traveled the easy way to bankruptcy courts.

Narrow and difficult is the way which leads to life and only a few find it; wide, soft and easy is the way that leads to destruction (poverty and bankruptcy) and many choose that way.

'A man who loves pleasure becomes poor; wine and luxury (wasteful overindulgence) are not the way to riches!' - Proverbs 21:17

To the diligent, difficulties are 'challenges' and are their daily stimulants to motivate them into soonest tackling the task and overcome the challenges, win over them and conquer to completion!

To the sloth, difficulties are 'problems' that easily damp their interest in doing the task. The sloth has found a fine 'excuse' why he could not do it! With a ready-excuse on his lips, he relaxes in a way as if the job has been done. So whenever someone or his boss asks about the job or task, the 'excuse' is ready, so the job is done. And he thinks he is wise.

The diligent, on the other hand, fully realizes that difficulties are challenges that must be conquered, stimulants for more patient, diligent and enduring efforts. And he won't stop until he wins over the 'challenge' - until the job or task is finished.

'Be fruitful, be productive, be overcomers and subdue the earth!' is included in the context of this command of Y┴OHU UL to man upon creation.

Think now and ponder for a moment on this fact of life obviously taught in nature around you. Fish, ants, insects, plants and flowers, animals and all else in nature face up to challenges, because their instincts to overcome challenges were built into them, including in humankind. You'll find out that all in creation were created towards diligence, perseverance, patience, progress, multiplication, growth and fruitfulness! You included.

The laziest and slowest always becomes the prey or victim. And rightly so.

You will also find out now that sloths are really aberrations in Y┴OHU UL's total creation, no wonder they deserve to be burned among the hypocrites, fakes and pretenders, as it is written. Why? Because they did not live out that kind of life for which they were designed and made. They refused to accept Y┴OHU UL's plan for their lives. They lived in continual conflict with Y┴OHU UL, their Maker. They did not use what was given them. In the end, looking back at their lives through the neglected years, one would see how they wasted away their talents, their opportunities and challenges given by our Maker, Y┴OHU UL. All because of distaste for physical exertion.

The principle of 'challenge and response' is a universal principle which Y┴OHU UL has established. Challenges require patient endurance, persevering efforts and facing up positively to challenges in life towards success and achievement. Why? So everyone will discover their need for Him, therefore prodding humankind to search for and rely upon Him, thank and praise Him. In man's continual need for Him, he will therefore learn to love Him. Because man does not love whom he does not need.

Think on how much oppositio- and contrary pressures Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA went against, yet He finally won over each one of them until He finally declared unto Y┴OHU UL, 'It is finished!'

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not take the soft choices in life. He faced up to challenges courageously and with firm determination to overcome, to win and be the Champion.

And you were created for the main purpose of glorifying Y┴OHU UL in your life. And how does one glorify Y┴OHU UL? By finishing the tasks that He gives you daily!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is our perfect and best ideal. His determination to do till successful completion the tasks given Him by Y┴OHU UL is our ultimate example. He showed you Y┴OHU UL's way of going from the manger to the throne, with the help and support of the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU UL' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL).

He was not a victim of the 'to buy and waste' syndrome. Remember how He told the disciples to pick up the scraps?

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Diligent and Honest Worker, Who came to serve....

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Author and FINISHER of our faith.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent servants or handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL Who also works.

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will now make a quality commitment to always initially look for ways and means of how you can do your tasks or chores without having to rely impulsively on borrowing, buying and ordering.

You will face up to daily challenges and never make soft choices in life. Choose the narrow way -

YAOH┌SHUA is the Way!

From now on, you will make full beneficial use of whatever Y┴OHU UL has entrusted into your care, to diligently care for them, keep them well-maintained and clean, ready for service.

You will make it a habit to first search and look for alternative ways and means, to innovate, and to be resourceful before you even think of ordering, buying and shopping.

You will keep it in mind that well-managed expenses amount to half an income. Small savings count a lot in the long run. And to avoid extravagance, overindulgence and waste of any kind.

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the BEGINNER and FINISHER of our faith....' - Hebrews 12:2

So you also must always be His servant who soonest BEGINS and FINISHES to completion. Conformed to the character of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life; minding your own business and doing your own work... as a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) will trust as well as respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

'Instead of shame and dishonor, you shall have a double portion of prosperity and eternal joy!'

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Shua-odai! (The UL of All Sufficiency)

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. It is a sin to buy and go shopping.

2. You will not be given your own true riches if you are not faithful in handling the small assets of others which are entrusted to your care.

3. The first thing that comes into the mind of the sloth upon receiving money is, 'What will I buy?'

4. The first thing that comes into the mind of the diligent upon receiving money is, 'How can I make this grow and multiply?'

5. The presence of a sloth is worse than his absence.

6. The sloth is a wasteful spender and an impulse buyer.

7. Even if one gives a million dollars to a sloth today, it won't be very long before he goes back in poverty again.

8. Y┴OHU UL has provided all the blessings that one may need and they are all on display around us, the only thing left for us to do is how to diligently acquire them His way.

9. Many are suffering in poverty in the midst of great prosperity due to the malady of laziness and lust for sleep.

10. In all creation, the principle of overcoming challenges and obstacles is taught.

11. 'Do-it-yourself' kits do not excite the sloths.

12. Some people think of their business or job even when praying, and while in business or on the job, it is too much for them to think of their Maker, Y┴OHU UL.

13. You will only be remembered for two things in life: the obstacles which you overcome and the obstacles which you cause.

14. The diligent respects the time and work of others, while the sloths do not.

15. Not being punctual and on time is wasting other people's time and shows disregard for their duties too.

16. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA will render unto each one according to what he did and not according to what he merely says.

17. The more thrifty a person is, the more generous he can be.

18. By works is faith made perfect.

19. We can evaluate someone if faithful or unfaithful only by his works.

20. The lazy servant was also called an unfaithful servant in the parable of the talents.

21. He who remains faithful (diligently faithful) till the end shall be saved.

22. Much learning without doing produces unproductive walking libraries.

23. It is better for anyone who reads the Word and not do what it says to have never been born.

24. When you depart from this life, neither your riches nor properties will accompany you, but only your deeds.

25. True wisdom can only be attained through actual application and practice.

26. 'Be rich in excellent works!' is a command found in the Holy Scriptures.

27. Those who hear the Word but do not apply them in their daily lives are deceiving themselves because they have the misconception that knowing is the same as doing.

28. Every man has three friends: Family, Property and Fine Works. When his time comes to depart, he pleads with them to save him. Family replies, 'No man can redeem his brother' - Tehillim (Psalms) 49:8. Property replies, 'Riches profit not in the day of wrath' - Proverbs 11:4. Fine Works responds, 'Go in peace. We shall not desert you. We shall accompany, yes, precede you on the way as YaoshuaYAOHU (Isaiah) says in 58:8, 'Your fine works shall go before you!'

29. The diligent says: 'I'll help you with your work as soon as I finish doing my tasks.'

The ordinary says: 'You do your own work, I'll do mine.'

The lazy says: 'You do your work, I'll not do mine.'

The sloth says: 'You do your work and after you finish, you will do and finish my tasks!'

30. The diligent says: 'We will not buy until we have utilized all our talents and resources to the fullest and most economical use, or have tried our best in trying to fix it ourselves or innovate somehow.'

The ordinary says: 'Let's give it a try, and see if we can do it.'

The lazy says: 'If you have the money today, and to solve the problem fast, I think we have to consi-er buying, after you have tried it by yourselves.'

The sloth says: 'Why buy tomorrow when we can go shopping, buy, order and spend today?'

31. The diligent says: 'We can and we will!'

The ordinary says: 'We can give it a try....'

The lazy says: 'Yes, perhaps I can but not today, but tomorrow, maybe....'

The sloth says: 'I can't and so I won't!'

32. Many worldly intelligent people are suffering in dire lack and poverty because they are so proud of their intellectual knowledge but their bodies refuse to work, and they think they are wiser than seven men who are really wise. They are too proud to give an honest day's work.

33. Laziness is the beginning of drinking, gambling and drugs dealing.

34. You will review all of this week's lessons, read and reread them all and apply them in your lives.

35. You will regularly read the Word, pray to Y┴OHU UL and, this weekend, hearken to the YAOH┌SHUA Internet Worldwide Radio broadcast too.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. kokmaul - wisdom
2. yaodiao - knowledge
3. khanyao - graces; favors

6. The mind and heart focus of the sloth is on break times, dayoffs, holidays, retirement and rests with defrauding aside.

The proper way, the way of the ants, is to focus on the tasks ahead, how to finish them excellently, promptly, completely and with excellence. On the other hand, the way of the sloth, is to focus on rest, recess, catnaps and retirement.

Upon reporting for work in the morning, the sloth begins his daily grueling countdown towards the oncoming break times, lunch and gossip hour, coffee breaks and other comfort room chats and rumormongering with fellow employees. Or if at home, what soap operas to waste their time on, and what delicacies to gobble up, instead of focusing on their spiritual and home duties.

Many office employees bring to their workplaces romantic novels, movie magazines, computer games and other things on which they can waste their time on, while waiting for the payday. They are not honest workers but daily give out fine performances on how to pretend that one is really working and should be paid. The meaning of term 'hypocrite' is an actor or actress; a pretender, though, in reality, he is not. Sloths are fine performers in hypocrisy - posing as honest workers.

'Idle hands are ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs 16:27

Parts of the daily performance include devising ways and means on how to avoid being caught doing nothing, how to pretend that one is busy, how to spend the idle minutes and seconds, how to pretend that he is not feeling well, what would be the most effective excuse or alibi to avoid working, how to know when the supervisor or the boss would be inspecting or checking, how to cheat on the time records, how to seduce that co-employee of his dreams, spreading evil suspicions and backbiting, and so on and so forth. The sloth is really bent on wickedness and destruction in the workplace or in the home!

'The lazy person is brother to the destroyer (internal saboteur)' - Proverbs 18:9

The way of the sloth is more difficult than the way of the ant, if only he realizes it. To habitually be diligent is far more easier way of life to live than to habitually live a sloth's life! To live diligently, busily, honestly and successfully is an easier way to live than to live a lazy, wicked and miserable life.

'A lazy fellow has trouble all through life; the upright man's path is easy!' - Proverbs 15:19

The sloth's mind and heart are not really focused on working but on shirking and malingering, loafing and joking around or defrauding his office mates. His main preoccupation is how to get his pay without having to honestly work diligently for it. Because he really is convinced that he is wiser than seven really wise men. And so the cheating-at-work attitude. And Y┴OHU UL hates every kind cheating. Including 'defrauding'....

'Defrauding' means enticing or luring, through sexual advances or body signals or hints, someone whom he/she knows that he/she cannot have sexual relations legally and morally. The other person might already be married or the employee is already married with espouse and children at home. 'Flirting' is the common word for this lustful activity in the world. Many commit this sin and then wonder why they were fired, evicted or removed from their positions or dwelling places. Or suffered burns.

Those who engage in such wicked activities in the workplace or anywhere else will be uprooted from their job, if not their entire house or organization - in bankruptcy or other mishaps.

Onslaughts of devastations by fire is the sorry consequence of this sexual immorality of the 'defrauding' kind (flirting) in any place, anytime.

'If I have longed for another man's wife, then may I die, and may my wife be in another man's home, and someone else become her husband. For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished. It is a devastating fire that ruins to hell, and would root out all I have planted.' - Yaohav (Job) 31:9-12

So a wise authority would never tolerate flirtations, sexual harassments and other sexual lusts and sexual immoralities in the workplace or in the home, to avoid uprootings and fires.

We will discuss these more in detail once we reach the topics on love, sex and marriage, in the near future, Y┴OHU UL willing.

Anyway, back to diligence vs. laziness, every diligent servant must realize that coffee breaks, lunch breaks and other times of respite must all be earned. They are rest times set aside exclusively for those who were really busy doing their home or office chores and duties, deserving a little rest for reinvigoration and revitalization.

Same way as sleep and food that must be earned, likewise are break times, lunch breaks and other times of respite must all be earned.

Only the diligent who are really tired deserve to take short rests. Sloths do not deserve any rest because they are not really tired in the first place!

The flesh is deceitful. If the physical body is really tired and exhausted, it will automatically send a signal to you by means of a slight fever. If the person hasn't this signal, then he is not really tired, the flesh is only begging to get back to slothfulness. You can safely ignore any other false insinuations of exhaustion, because it would only be one of the flesh's methods of inducing you back to laziness, which you surely won't give in to.

And you must claim and affirm that all your lusts of the flesh were impaled when Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was impaled, since you figuratively died with Him then, and so you are now numb and emotionally dead to the invitations of the flesh towards corruption, decay and misery.

Those who really want to receive Y┴OHU UL's inheritance through the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA would never give in to laziness, no matter what.

The lusts of the flesh towards laziness runs contrary to the desires of the believer's spirit. That is why we were commanded to follow the unctions of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' -to walk in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) and not after the flesh.

If kings, queens, presidents and our government officials wake up early though they are already in those positions in life, how much more should the ordinary individual wake up the earlier and do more?

It is really a shame for anyone to live in laziness when everyone around is busily working towards their own ends.

Realize that all of Y┴OHU UL's blessings have been provided and they are on display all around you. The only remaining thing for you to do is to actively, faithfully, honestly acquire them by faith, active faith, diligent faith and living faith. By active, living faith, you receive Y┴OHU UL's favors and benefits. By Y┴OHU UL's favor, one is saved from poverty through active faith in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

It is also odd to live in poverty in the midst of prosperity. Something must be wrong, not with the economy nor the government, but in the person himself!

As long as there is that hidden desire in a person to take a long sweet sleep and deep hibernation, he can never succeed in anything he does. Why? Because this hidden negative desire affects his daily behavior and motivations. That sleep-attitude in life is wrong, in conflict with one's Maker, Y┴OHU UL, Who never slumbers nor sleeps.

'If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Remain awake, work hard and there will be plenty to eat!' - Proverbs 20:13

It is really wise to really get over with and renounce such hidden, inner desire for sweet hibernations, now and for eternity. And now that you actually get rid of that from your heart, if any, times of refreshing are on their way, as promised!

YAOH┌SHUA is your Life, active, vigorous Life!

Where one resides or lives is no reason for poverty. Y┴OHU UL's promises are effectual wherever the believer is. Wherever you have been planted by Y┴OHU UL, like a tree, therein you must bear fruit bountifully.

Y┴OHU UL can and really loves to bless you wherever you are, even in the midst of the jungle or the desert, it does not matter, Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them, wherever any of His children may be.

Y┴OHU UL's Word always works, wherever one may be!

'If you fully obey all of these commands of Y┴OHU UL, the laws I am declaring to you today, Y┴OHU UL will transform you into the greatest nations in the world. These are the blessings that will come upon you:

Blessings in the city,
Blessings in the field;
Many children, Ample crops,
Large flocks and herds;
Blessings of fruit and bread;
Blessings when you come in,
Blessings when you go out.'
- Deuteronomy 28:1-6

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Diligent and Honest Worker, Who came to serve....

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Author and FINISHER of our faith.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent servants or handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL Who also works.

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignments for the Today:

1. You will now, once and for all, renounce and get rid of the hidden, inner desire for hibernation and sleep, if any; replacing it with earnest desire and active faith to love and serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now and forevermore.

2. You will now avoid all kinds of sexual immoralities which are one of the products of the enemy's workshop.

Someone is always watching you Who is capable of greatly blessing you.

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'For Y┴OHU UL has not called us to be dirty-minded and full of lust, but to be pure and clean.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:7

'Y┴OHU UL hates cheating and delights in honesty' -Proverbs 11:1

'Y┴OHU UL despises every kind of cheating.' - Proverbs 20:10

'Some men enjoy cheating, but the cake they buy with such ill-gotten gain will turn to gravel in their mouths.' - Proverbs 20:17

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. I have listened to the YAOH┌SHUA Internet radio broadcast this past weekend.

2. Flirting is not that bad as long as it does not actually lead to sex.

3. One of the telltale signs that a person is full of lust and wicked thoughts is that he is void of fine, productive ideas because his mind is reprobate, corrupt and depraved.

4. To look at someone with lust is adultery.

5. Pride, lust and evil actions are all sin.

6. If something gets burned unintentionally, there must be sexual lust and immoralities going on in there somehow.

7. Eviction, uprooting and being fired are the bitter fruit of sexual immoralities.

8. Laziness is the seedplot of sexual immoralities.

9. A real diligent person has no time to waste on sexual fantasies and flirtations.

10. Sure and bitter are the consequences of indolence.

11. Many unconsciously defraud others by the way they talk, dress and behave.

12. Wise men avoid walking behind women to avoid being exposed to lewd thoughts and sexual pollutions.

13. To cause someone to lust after your body is defrauding your neighbor.

14. Religious men of Judaism avoid hearkening to female vocal artists (songst-esses) for fear of their subtle seductions into sexual immoralities.

15. It is all right for a single person to flirt with another single person of the opposite sex, if there is mutual consent.

16. The highest form of rulership is to rule oneself and not to be carried away by carnal impulses.

17. One can be sure that he has self-control when he declines the first temptation or lustful glance, not the second.

18. Who cannot command oneself cannot command others.

19. Sex-appeal is really sexual lust disguised in fancy words.

20. There are married couples who are too busy having children that they don't have time for sex.

21. Wherever you find sexual liberties and freedoms, you can always expect sexually-transmitted diseases.

22. It is immoral to engage in sexual union.

23. Those women who use their breasts as their tools in their trade of defrauding others must not be alarmed when they are soon diagnosed with breast cancers.

24. Skeletal remains of those who had breast implants will reveal something odd and gory.

25. Who indulges in lustful thoughts will not be admitted into the compartment of the Holy One.

26. To be carnally minded is death.

27. Pornographers attempt to take from people the fruit of their patiently-worked-for self-control.

28. Those who engage in sexual immoralities age early.

29. He who sins only with his eyes is also an adulterer.

30. Delight not in luxury for double is its poverty.

31. Luxury in dress or clothing is a clear evidence of pride, and a cause of envy.

32. Sensuality in dressing is a clear evidence of lust, and the cause of sexual pollution in the minds of others.

33. The lust for money is the root of all evil.

34. A greedy person and a fat cow are useful only after they are dead.

35. Y┴OHU UL delights in the prosperity of His children.

36. Y┴OHU UL can prosper His children even in the midst of severe famines, civil wars, high inflation and other common alibis of the sloth.

37. You have renounced your secret desire for long hibernations.

38. Prosperity is not limited to money but all of Y┴OHU UL's blessings as well.

39. One must honestly and diligently earn the salary or pay he receives.

40. Those with physical handicaps or in their matured best years can still be diligent and productive especially in spiritual endeavors.

41. Sexual immorality leads to poverty and eventual bankruptcy.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. ahavhavim - defrauding; flirtation
2. moshkhaya-otzmi - self-control
3. hodshuayao - purity; holiness

7. Sloths continually suffer in the gall of bitterness.

Y┴OHU UL has declared it in His Word that, 'Anyone who disobeys some law of Y┴OHU UL without realizing it is guilty (punishable) anyway....' - Leviticus 5:17a

Y┴OHU UL's always watches over His Words to perform them.

Mankind was created to work, to live diligently and to glorify His Maker, Y┴OHU UL, by doing and finishing the work that He gives to each one.

'Y┴OHU UL placed the man in the Garden of Eden as its gardener, to tend and care for it....but Y┴OHU UL sent him out to farm the ground from which he had been taken.' - Genesis 2:15;3:23

Since creation, the 'work ethic' has been established by Y┴OHU UL for mankind. Those who live by His plan will reap all the benefits of obedience, while those who live contrary to His will will suffer for it.

So it is really wise to live according to Y┴OHU UL's plan for their lives.

Any person who violates this work ethic becomes guilty, or punishable, whether he realizes it or not. That person's spirit and conscience do bear the guilt of living contrary to Y┴OHU UL's will.

In order to relieve himself of the guilt that his spirit and conscience are heavily burdened with daily, the sloth will attempt to remove the guilt by resorting to blame, thinking that this could somehow ease the heaviness and sorrow within.

So the sloth will blame his parents, his children or espouse, his family, his bosses or fellow workers, the government, the economy, the weather, the working environment and so on and so forth.

As it is written in the Proverbs, the evil person will commit wickedness then blame Y┴OHU UL (as represented by his human authorities).

'A man may ruin his chances by his own foolishness and then blame it on Y┴OHU UL!' - Proverbs 19:3

Those who hate their authorities really do hate their Maker, Y┴OHU UL, but since they cannot physically see Him, so they refocus their hatred towards those whom Y┴OHU UL has placed as their umbrellas of protection.

Now, this guilt which is coupled with blame produces the gall of bitterness in the sloth or the lazy.

Guilt + Blame = Bitterness

Bitterness then defiles that person and does torment him all through life.

The world is full of sluggards living under the gall of bitterness. Because of their guilt, they erroneously resort to blaming others, and by it, sink deeper and deeper into the quagmire of worse and worse bitterness.

The most often target of the sluggard's blame is their government! They have the misconception that their government owes them a living and can legislate prosperity and pass a law eliminating poverty. What dreamers!

Though some have attempted to legislate prosperity and passed laws eradicating poverty, still and all, Y┴OHU UL Words take effect. Not man's laws, but Y┴OHU UL's universal laws revealed in His written Word. The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer. To him who has, more will be given; to him who has not, even the little which he has will be taken from him.

Many sloths during their childhood were misled, through watching television programs or movies, or by their relatives, to hate diligence and prosperity, taking as examples some rich family in the neighborhood which were made to appear cruel, greedy and bad. They must open their minds now to the reality that there are more people that are poor who are worse in cruelty, violence, greed and wickedness! There are also many who live upright, generous lives and are blessed by Y┴OHU UL!

'Wisdom gives:

A long, blessed life Riches Honor Joy Peace.' - Proverbs 3:16-17

'YAOH┌SHUA has been unto us our wisdom, our rectitude, sanctification and redemption.' - 1 Corinthians 1:30

Yes, my dear, to live uprightly and blessed by Y┴OHU UL is not bad. In fact, it is Y┴OHU UL's plan for your life! Don't be deceived.

Many communist idealogues were misled to believe that the poor are poor because of the rich. Their minds should be opened to the truth that the people were already poor before the rich came and are still poor even when the rich were driven away. And now many among those former communist countries are begging that the rich countries come to their aid and rescue. They erroneously tried to legislate equality in poverty!

People really are ruined for lack of knowledge of the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

Free countries do not promise nor legislate prosperity. What free countries do promise is equality in opportunities! Everyone has the rightful opportunity and chance to honestly, diligently and dutifully earn his own bread.

It is the government's duty to maintain peaceful and secure environments where its inhabitants can work diligently, without fear of violence, safe from criminal elements in society and without injustices. These are the main duties of the government. To protect the upright, punish the evildoers and maintain peace and order.

And the people will always get the government and authorities that they deserve, based on how they deal with Y┴OHU UL and His written Word.

That's why YAOH┌SHUA is really the only hope of the poor in this world. No one else except the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA only.

'Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y Who is our Hope.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:1

In the Oholyao (Congregation) of YAOH┌SHUA, though, the rule is generosity especially to fellow believers.

'Of course, I don't mean that those who receive your gifts should have an easy time of it at your expense, but you should divide with them. Right now you have plenty and can help them; then at some other time they can share with you when you need it. In this way each will have as much as he needs. Do you remember what the Scriptures say about this? 'He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had enough. So you should also share with those in need.' - 2 Corinthians 8:13-15

'Y┴OHU UL is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more, so that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over to give delightfully to others. It is as the Scriptures say: 'The upright man gives generously to the poor. His deeds of charity will be an honor to him forever.' - 2 Corinthians 9:8-9

Without YAOH┌SHUA in one's life, one is hopeless. Without the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA in one's heart, that person would only be wasting away his life here on earth living in misery, torment, bitterness and sorrow. And only has himself to blame, not anyone else. He did not seek out after His Maker, Y┴OHU UL, the One Who gives him his daily breath and bread.

Many other sluggards blame their social backgrounds, their ages, the country where they dwell in, their parents, their children or espouses, their companies, the management, their co-employees or their subordinates. Others blame the economy, the society, the weather or even the dead.

But Adam and Khavyao (Eve) were in a perfect environment when they rebelled against Y┴OHU UL, so it is not wise to blame the environment or society where one lives in.

These are all inutile, useless exercises in vanity.

The only effective remedy prescribed by Y┴OHU UL in His Word against guilt is repentance coupled with confession, followed by the cleansing through the pure 'DAM' (blood) of the only true Mihushuayao (Savior) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

'Without the effusion of the blood, there is no remission of sins.' - Hebrews 9:22

Again, without the blood, there is no remission of sins. Whose blood? Only that shed blood of the true Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. That's how valuable is the shed blood of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA is! It is the only available remedy against sin, guilt and its penalties. Nothing else will do. Not even the imaginary blood of the fictitious 'gee-Zeus' can cleanse people's sins. Many may falsely believe so, but still and all, what Y┴OHU UL says are effectual, not man's opinions and vain imaginations about sin, guilt and their remission.

Y┴OHU UL's Word works wherever, whoever and whatever!

'Repentance' means a 'change of attitude, change of mind' towards sin, and here, turning away from the sin of laziness.

Repentance, confession and cleansing by the pure 'DAM' (blood) of the only true Messiah YAOH┌SHUA is the only effective remedy against the burgeoning guilt from laziness in the sloth's life.

Blaming others will lead the sloth nowhere but will only worsen the gall of bitterness wherein he is suffering in painful torments daily.

The sloth has the misconception that by blaming others, he would be excused from the penalties and consequences of living contrary to Y┴OHU UL's will. And he thinks this is being wise.

What others do or don't do - these are not among your your responsibilities to Y┴OHU UL. But how your react and face up to the challenges around you is YOUR responsibility to Y┴OHU UL. And Y┴OHU UL expects you to respond to each of them according to His written Word.

The 'Holy Scriptures' is not a religion. People only made religions out of it. The 'Holy Scriptures' shows you the way to blissful living in obedience to Y┴OHU UL's will in your life, and points to the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA as your Life Governor, Protector and only hope in this world.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y showed you the ideal example of how to live victoriously in this world by the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) - from the manger to the throne, by always being in Y┴OHU UL's perfect will and according to His Word.

But the sluggard does not realize that though he blames others and many other things around him, still and all, what Y┴OHU UL says in His Word will take effect and happen in his life, not what the sloth wrongfully imagines or deceives himself with.

One may believe that the sun will not rise tomorrow, but it still will rise. Why? Because Y┴OHU UL has decreed it so. The sloth may believe that by blaming others he would not suffer the ill consequences of living in laziness, but still the bitter consequences and penalties he surely will suffer. Why? Because Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them.

So the best and real remedy is to repent now, confess his faults to Y┴OHU UL, and beg that his heart and conscience be cleansed by the 'DAM' (blood) of Mihushuayao (Mee-hoo-shua-yao) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, for the remission of his sins, thus avoiding the bitter, tormenting penalties of the sin of laziness and its related wickedness.

Repentance involves change. To change is not difficult. What is difficult is to decide to change. But after the decision has been made, everything becomes easy to live by. Don't try it, do it now!

If you will confess your sins to Y┴OHU UL, He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and cleanse you from all unrectitude, guilt and bitterness. This is His sure promise.

'Now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders....Repent, then, and turn to Y┴OHU UL, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from Y┴OHU UL, and that He may send ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah), Who has been appointed for you - even YAOH┌SHUA.' - Acts 3:17-20

In repentance, confession to Y┴OHU UL, and cleansing by the 'DAM' (blood) of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now is your salvation, rescue and protection from the sin of laziness and its penalties.

With your mouth, confession is made unto salvation!

Live by Y┴OHU UL's written Word and follow His plan for your lives. Cling to Him, devoted to Him and serving Him excitedly!

YAOH┌SHUA is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

YAOH┌SHUA is your Life, your active, diligent Life!

Without YAOH┌SHUA, you cannot do anything that would be pleasing in your Maker's sight.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Diligent and Honest Worker, Who came to serve....

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Source and Finisher of our faith.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty, bitterness and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, joy, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, bitterness, sexual lusts, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, bitterness, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You will please examine your hearts now and remove all roots of bitterness which may have been defiling you through these past years and hindering Y┴OHU UL's best for your life, and repent from all kinds of blaming others, then confess your faults with your mouth to Y┴OHU UL, and request that all those sins be cleansed by the pure 'DAM' (dahm - blood) of the only true Savior and Messiah YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. End your prayer with, 'Ol Sh˙am (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!'

By freely forgiving others, you are actually giving way to Y┴OHU UL's freely forgiving you....

Your mouth confession is made unto your salvation!

Someone is waiting for you Who is always ready to forgive and greatly bless you.

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'See to it that no one misses the favor of Y┴OHU UL and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.' - Hebrews 12:15

'Without the effusion (pouring forth) of the blood, there is no remission of sins.' - Hebrews 9:22

'If we confess our sins, He (Y┴OHU UL) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrectitude.' - 1 YAOHUkhanam (John) 1:9

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Many blame their physical appearances or color of their skin for their failures in life.

2. Many are ruined for lack of knowledge of the written Word.

3. Sins committed in the Old Testament times could only be forgiven by the 'DAHM' (blood) of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, as prefigured by the blood of animals.

4. Many dead were resurrected after YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah died on the stake.

5. People who harbor bitterness in their hearts are those who easily forgive.

6. When you blame someone, you are actually blaming yourself.

7. Y┴OHU UL's promises are equally available to all, regardless of where one dwells, his physical appearance, skin color or situation in life.

8. Husbands who are failures in life often blame their wives.

9. If we claim we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves.

10. The poor are poor because of the rich capitalists in society.

11. If all the riches in this world are given to the poor, poverty will at last be eliminated.

12. True also is the fact that many are poor because many among the rich are hoarders of the world's wealth and greedy besides.

13. There are enough wealth in this world for everyone to live on, but the problem is, they will never belong to the lazy.

14. The rich do get richer, the poor get poorer.

15. It is a sin to live in poverty.

16. It is a sin to be rich.

17. There are two ways to prosperity, man's way and Y┴OHU UL's way.

18. Man's way to prosperity end in sorrow and grief.

19. Y┴OHU UL's way means blessings, peace, joy and health besides.

20. Y┴OHU UL created man to live in poverty in the Garden of Eden.

21. Only when one receives YAOH┌SHUA in his heart can He truly experience Y┴OHU UL's best in his life.

22. One may be in dire poverty yet still be in Y┴OHU UL's perfect will.

23. It is Y┴OHU UL's will that His children starve to death.

24. Poverty is listed in Deuteronomy 28 as one of the curses of the law.

25. YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed believers from all the curses, penalties and punishments under the law.

26. Tehillim (Psalms) 35:27 says that Y┴OHU UL delights in the prosperity of His servant.

27. YAOH┌SHUA, though rich, became poor, that you may be enriched, according to 2 Corinthians 8:9

28. Prosperity is not limited to money but all of Y┴OHU UL's blessings as well, including excellent health!

29. The rich are often portrayed in the movies, television programs and worldly literature as bad and wicked.

30. This is to blind the children of the world into believing that prosperity is something which must be hated.

31. The believer must help and pity the poor, but not to copy their ways, beliefs and attitudes.

32. Blessed are the poor.

33. The poor are given more faith in order to move on to prosperity.

34. It is no shame to be poor, but being ashamed of it is.

35. Many are poor because of greed.

36. Many are rich because they are generous.

37. And many also are rich and greedy.

38. The poor is always generous.

39. To the greedy, to promise a gift is already being generous.

40. To the generous, actually giving a gift is his benevolence.

41. Where one's treasure is, there his heart will be also.

42. You must not possess anything which you would grieve to lose.

43. YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah is all that anyone really needs.

44. A man's life does not consists in the abundance of his possessions.

45. One should be grateful to Y┴OHU UL because He is given life which is more important than food, clothing or material wealth.

46. Nothing is really your own, not even your life.

47. The believer must never glory in his riches or possessions but in YAOH┌SHUA alone.

48. Like a child falling asleep with his toys, a person leaves all his wealth when he dies.

49. The only enduring riches that one can rightfully claim as his own are his excellent services unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

50. You were ordered to be rich in excellent works.

51. Many are not really poor but they are actually poor in managing those funds entrusted by Y┴OHU UL to their care.

52. You actually don't own anything except your soul.

53. There is joy and happiness in material riches.

54. Your soul is far more valuable than all the riches in this world.

55. The word discipline comes from the word 'disciple.'

56. You must get wisdom no matter how much it costs.

57. 'Gee-ZEUS saves!' is the worst lie in this present age.

You may send back your replies if you want them to be evaluated. Otherwise, you may keep them between you and Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, Who is, after all, your only Teacher.

YAOH┌SHUA is all that you truly need....

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. dahm - blood
2. solkhayao - forgiveness
3. sins - kheytim

8. Sloths hold on to 'fallacies of false cause.'

'YAOH┌SHUA has been made unto us our wisdom, our rectitude, our sanctification and redemption.' -1 Corinthians 1:30

'We have the mind of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' - 1 Corinthians 2:16b

The word 'fallacy' means wrong thinking process, illogical thinking, mistaken thoughts or beliefs.

To allow any fallacy in one's mind is like owning a defective electronic calculator which give out wrong results, like 1+1=5, when a properly working one will give out 1+1=2.

Owning a defective calculator is as useful as having none. Likewise, wrong thinking is as beneficial as having no brains at all.

Fallacies in one's mind are like poisonous weeds from the enemy which produce bitter and miserable results in the lives of those who harbor and live by them.

Therefore it is important that one's mind should always be checked against common fallacies of this world which actually came from the pits of hell. The author of confusion and illogical thinking is the enemy, ha-satan; while Y┴OHU UL is the UL of orderly and wise methods of thinking.

One of the most common fallacies is the fallacy of false cause. What does this mean?

A very practical example would be upon entering a new dwelling place or apartment, one examines the facilities inside the place. You see lightbulbs, switches, faucets and sinks, bathtubs and so on. If you wanted to open the living room light, you begin looking for its particular switch, because there are several switches in the room. You try out each one and then find the specific switch which actually turns the ceiling light on. You found the right connection! Now you know which one specific switch turns that particular ceiling light on.

And you examined each switch inside the apartment and found out that this switch turns that lamp on, while this one turns that outside porch light on. This faucet opens the water flow to the bathtub, while that other faucet is to open the water flow to the kitchen sink. And so on and so forth.

You have done perfectly well, so far, and even taught your child which switches and faucets should be used for each purpose. Should your child try to open the light in the living room with the switch for the kitchen light, you will immediately correct him, telling him that, 'No, my dear, that switch is not for this living room light but that one is connected to the kitchen light.' And he obeyed, happily discovering the correct, direct and proper connections.

The same thing should always take place in anyone's mind to make sure that he actually knows that proper connections are correctly made between causes and effects.

A fallacy of false cause is connecting an observed result to a wrong cause. It is like concluding that the kitchen light is open because your child turned on the water faucet. Stupid, isn't it?

Likewise with this virus of the fallacy of false cause.

You observe that someone is poor, what is the correctly related cause? You observe that someone is sick, what is the correctly related cause? You observe that someone is irritable and grumpy? What is the correctly related cause? Menopause? Or because men have opposed them?

For every effect, there must be a cause. For every observed result, there must be a source.

Your only reliable guide in making sure that your mind is processing your thoughts and ideas properly and correctly connecting the right results with the direct causes is by basing your thought procedures and methods on the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

If one bases his way of thinking and processing of observed information on the knowledge and wisdom of this world, then he will be misled into believing false notions and living in wrong conclusions, thereby suffering under its miserable outcomes.

So Y┴OHU UL's written Word is your only best, safe and truly reliable basis in this world, since you always want to be sure that your mind is functioning properly and in correct order. Your mind says: True, when asked is 1+1=2? Your mind will also say: False, when asked is 1+1=5?

'For we were not given the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a SOUND MIND.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:7

That is why we always include the 'True or False' queries portion so you can always make sure that your mind is making the correct conclusions and discarding fallacies and erroneous thoughts and beliefs. And we thank Y┴OHU UL for all His Wisdom given to all of us! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL!

Again, for every observed result, effect or event, there is a particular correct cause. And there are also myriads of false causes being offered in the world so people won't be able to identify the correctly related cause, thereby ensuring the continual occurrence of the observed effect, unchecked, unstopped.

Again, your only safe basis is 'The Holy Scriptures' -if you really want to be sure that you really identify the specific cause for every result, whether positive or negative.

For negative effects, results or events, the enemy, ha-satan, always tries his best to becloud the worldly mind with false causes and wrong connections, so people won't find the correct cause, thereby ensuring that the evil malady goes unchecked and unstopped. The enemy doesn't teach his children how to think correctly because if they learned that, they will readily abandon him, turn from their sins, and run to the safe protection of Y┴OHU UL.

On the other hand, Y┴OHU UL wants His children to think orderly, properly, correctly and not be deceived by these fallacies of false causes. That is why Yaoh˙shuahim are urged to always hear and hearken to the Voice of Y┴OHU UL, through His 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' indwelling each believer - the seal of guarantee in Y┴OHU UL's children. And the voice of the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' indwelling always confirms what is written in the Holy Scriptures. These are your best, safe, reliable guides in this world.

The 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) was given you to lead you into all truth, to teach you and glorify YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives.

So you observe a person suffering with prostrate cancer. A negative result, therefore, from the enemy. But what is the correctly related cause?

The scientists of this world through television, radios, newspapers and so on will readily offer their false causes. Perhaps it is in the genes, in the DNA, or in the asbestos, or in the hamburgers, or in the cooking oil, or myriads of other possible (actually fake!) causes. Some religionists will claim that it is a 'trial' from the Creator! What dreamers!

But what does Y┴OHU UL say in His Word? Your best guide!

'Be sure your sin will find you out!' - Numbers 32:23

'These curses shall be upon you if you disobey My Word.... all other diseases not mentioned here.' - Read all of Deuteronomy 28, to find out all the blessings and curses of the law. YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah has redeemed you from the curses of the law so you will inherit the blessings promised to Abruham and to his Seed - YAOH┌SHUA.

If you adapt your thinking process to the world's way of offering possible causes, then you will surely fail to correct and check the cause, and more persons will be victimized, the enemy will have more company in hell. The more, the better, for him.

(Perhaps one reason why hell was made hot is to make the lazybones move and writhe in pain, at least, they will be moving! So better begin moving now and you won't have to be made to move by those flames!)

If you adapt your thought processes and beliefs according to Y┴OHU UL's written Word, you will identify the correctly related cause, stop it and the spread of the malady is checked and avoided. The enemy will surely weep because some child of Y┴OHU UL would be obstructing his work and missions of destruction.

'The enemy came to steal, to kill and to ruin; while YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y came to give you life, and life more enriched!' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 10:10

'My people are ruined for lack of knowledge.' - Hosea 4:6

You observe in the world outside that there are millions of people dying daily of breast or cervical cancers, AIDS, or are suffering in poverty, dying in genocides, heinous crimes, violence and so on and so forth.

What are the correctly related causes? What does Y┴OHU UL say in His Word?

'I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the One I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 8:24

So it is a must that genuine Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) should know the correct causes for every observed effect. Why? That we may experience the best of Y┴OHU UL's plan for our lives and always avoid the destructions of the enemy.

'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what Y┴OHU UL's will is - His right, pleasing and perfect will.' - Romans 12:2

Floods ruin many houses and property in this place. Fires engulfed the entire resort community. Company A goes bankrupt. Mr. & Mrs. So and So were divorced and their children were kidnapped and murdered. Someone was raped. A relative was diagnosed with AIDS. Another neighbor died of heart attack. And so on and so forth. With fallacies of false causes added for additional consumption by the world's ignorant masses.

For each effect, there is a specific cause. So if you want to avoid the calamities and curses in life, YAOH┌SHUA is the Way, the Truth and your Life! He will tell you through His 'R┌KHA' and confirm by His written Word how to be safe (saved and protected!) from all the evils, lies and fallacies in this world.

Example: There is a creation, there must be a Creator!

'My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA requested from Y┴OHU UL in YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:15

'You are the light of the world!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:14a

So in these lessons, the causes of poverty are being taught and they are the correct Scriptural causes. False causes of poverty are one's ethnic race, marital status, physical appearance, or the society, the weather, the economy, the government, the country where one lives in and many other false causes. Again, it is like saying that the kitchen light is open because someone turned on the faucet! Fallacies of false causes - these are called.

Be not deceived. You are not stupid. You are really wise because you are now the children of the only wise UL, Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! And His wisdom created all the universe! He is your loving Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father)! What privilege, what wonder, what gift! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam!

We have the mind of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

Going on now to more specific examples of this erroneous ways of thinking, think through the following and find out the true causes and identify the fallacies of false causes in each. Ready?

1. Most of the colored people blame the white people for their poverty, and they allege that because of job discrimination and racism, they suffer under continual poverty and injustices.

Is this statement true or is this one of those fallacies of false causes?

To help you think through these accusations (remember, ha-satan is the accuser, while YAOH┌SHUA is the Defender), these queries will help you out.

Are there colored people that are living in societies today without the white people and therefore without discrimination yet they are also living in poverty? Yes! So the connection is wrong. The switch does not open that light! It is a fallacy of false cause.

2. Breast cancers and prostrate cancers are caused by eating the wrong foods and lack of physical exercise, or asbestos or cooking oils and so on, that's according to the best scientists!

Query: Are there many other people who drink or eat or are exposed to those but are not suffering under those diseases? Yes! So the connection is wrong. The switch does not open that light! It is an obvious fallacy of false cause.

Now you please check out the fallacies in the following sample statements, commonly found among news reports in print, TV or radio:

3. Many are poor in that country because their government is corrupt and the rich in society are numb to the cries of the poor.

4. Many are living in miseries of laziness because they are not given their just opportunities to succeed in life because of nepotism, corruption and briberies in the bureaucracy.

5. Many people are sick and dying because the World Health Organization is not doing enough.

6. Many are jobless because the economy is in recession.

7. Floods ruined much property because the dikes gave way.

8. Many families were devastated because of the hurricane, so it is always the weather's fault.

'Why were other places similarly situated not hit by a hurricane?' should help you find the right cause. Remember, 'gee-Zeus' is the idol of tornadoes, hurricanes, storms and other natural calamities.

9. Mysteriously, one house was not burned among all those that were engulfed by the fire.

10. Many among the rich in society and among our government officials are greedy thieves that's why many are poor.

11. I live in a third world country, so I am poor.

12. I am suffering from a physical handicap, so I can't do much.

13. Many are dying of AIDS because the government is not giving enough funds to scientific research to find the cure.

14. The Messiah is the same, by any other name. It's not that important for my personal salvation.

15. I believe that I am calling on the Creator when I address Him as my 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS' is my Savior.

16. There is mass starvation and famine in Africa because other countries are not sending enough aid; also their governments are corrupt.

17. Drugs keep coming into the U.S. because of their demand. If the U.S. government cannot eradicate the demand, then this country cannot be blamed for smuggling in cocaine and heroin.

18. Our company is not making enough sales because the economy is bad.

Query: are there companies prospering even during times of war and calamities, recessions and bad economies?

19. I cannot continue with my studies because I could not get a loan.

20. My child is the 'black sheep' in the family, so what can I do? He inherited those traits from his dad. Tough luck.

21. The devil made me do it.

22. If you believe in that, you'll belong to a cult!

23. Many are coming out of our public schools barely knowing how to read, write nor add. Our public school teachers today are not doing enough! All they do is demand for pay increases and teach football, basketball and folk dancing!

24. I know I will go to heaven because I belong in this church.

25. I can't buy what I want because my pay is not enough.

26. Illegal immigrants and migrant workers are the causes of the high unemployment rates in our city.

27. Society is to blame for the crimes of these wayward children.

28. Many young children as young as age 8 are now on drugs in our public schools. School security officials probably are lax in their vigilance against drugs.

29. I don't have to pay taxes to a government that is corrupt and full of thievery.

30. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are caused by internal earth mantle activities.

31. Heart attacks and strokes, ulcers and other diseases are caused by stress and lack of physical exercise.

32. I don't receive pay increases because my employers are greedy and are only hungry for profits; they never care about me and the measly pay I get.

33. I have to give in to my boyfriend's requests because I really think I found the person I truly love.

34. If I lose my virginity, so what? There's nothing wrong with that. We are in the 90's remember?

35. And the teachings you are sharing to me about really belong in the 90's, the 1890's.

36. If anyone really gets anything out of praying, then no one will have problems in life!

37. It would be wrong to mete out the death penalty to the accused, though found guilty of this heinous crime, because we should not judge. Judge not and you shall not be judged, remember?

38. It is only fair that I sue him after all the damage he did to me and my family.

39. That's no stealing, she is my mom anyway.

40. Marry her off to cover for the disgrace of living as a single mother.

41. I have the right and free choice what to do with my baby. I can't have a baby at this time of my career, and besides, abortion clinics abound. No problem.

42. There is nothing wrong with praying in front of statues and idols, because I am not really 'worshiping' them, but they serve only as tokens of remembrance. What is wrong is the worship of statues of animals but not those of the saints of our Lord 'Gee-Zeus.' It is like having a photograph of your loved ones in your wallet. Nothing wrong about that, I suppose. Maybe....

43. Reciting the rosary is not actually 'praying' in vain repetitions because I am not really 'praying' but meditating only. Sort of a devotional time.

44. Of course I need the help and support of the saints. Just like here, when you want to ask something from the President, you may go through his relatives or other minor officials first. That's common sense.

45. Miracles, healings and deliverances plus the fact that lives are being changed for the better, and all these are now going on around the world in the name of 'Gee-ZEUS' - so that is proof enough that he is really the Savior and Messiah.

We believe that the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you has helped you identify and expunge the fallacies in all the above illogical statements. And He teaches you always how to DILIGENTLY THINK to seek out the Truth in everything.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has now delivered you from being lazy in the way you THINK out the Truth in everything. He always gives you wisdom to prosper and avoid the lies and deceptions of the enemy.

Truth is so valuable that it must be surrounded by bodyguards of lies. YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from its bodyguards, now and always!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole! Your thought processes are now surely working properly and correctly! With the written Word as your safe anchor.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the wise Messiah, who never allowed fallacies of false causes to deceive Him, though tempted same way as we are, yet never made a mistake in thinking through the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Source and Finisher of our faith.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty, fallacies, deceptions and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, truth, joy, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, lies, deceptions, fallacies, bitterness, sexual lusts, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, fallacies, deceptions, lies, bitterness, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignment for the Today:

You must always examine the way your thought processes operate, which you now just began to do. And always expunge those lies and fallacies which the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you points out to you, replacing them each with the Truth contained in the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth.

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

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

'We have the mind of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' -1 Corinthians 2:16

'For we were not given the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a SOUND MIND.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:7

'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what Y┴OHU UL's will is - His right, pleasing and perfect will.' - Romans 12:2

'For the Word of Y┴OHU UL is living and effective. 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

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. kokmaul - wisdom
2. kaokam - wise
3. yaokokmao - to make wise

Now, as regards the query on 'Why not yahoo?'....

The original, archaic vowel sound of the qamets under the first yod in the tetragramma (four letter Sh˙am) is pronounced as 'ow' as in the English word 'how' - that's why it becomes Y┴OHU. Not 'yahoo' - for that would be wrong and dangerous.

The archaic Hebrew word for goat is 'akko' which is the hard guttural of the soft 'ahho' - so when it would be risky to pronounce the Sh˙am as YAHU because, again, the phoneme of the goat is (though a bit softened) is still there. With Y┴OHU - the goat has no way to infiltrate the Sh˙am. Common sense, really.

I believe that Y┴OHU UL, through His 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' will confirm this in your heart and edify your faith in the true, original Sh˙am - 'Y┴OHU' and not YAHOO.

How do we know? Because until today there are still Jewish tribes in secluded communities in Morocco, Syria and Yemen who still speak archaic Hebrew, not modern Hebrew, but archaic Hebrew. And this confirms the revelation given by Y┴OHU UL to us His children.

That is why you must be very careful in pronouncing the Sacred Sh˙am (Name) and make sure that not even a slight loophole for the enemy, the goat, is ever allowed, in the way you say the Sh˙am of our Creator, Y┴OHU UL. Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL!

May Y┴OHU UL edify your faith in Him and His Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, now and always, as, we believe, He draws you closer to Himself through prayers and His Word, olmayao, always, and by His 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' - am-nßm! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam!

Kind regards and all the best!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

9. Sloths usually resort to using and are also often victims of the 'tyranny of the urgent.'

The goal of the dutiful child of Y┴OHU UL is to glorify their loving Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) daily by promptly doing and finishing the work which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gives to each Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) to do till completion every day.

Since ha-satan is the defeated archenemy of Y┴OHU UL, correct thinking dictates that the enemy's wicked aim is contrary to that of Y┴OHU UL's. The enemy hates anyone who glorifies Y┴OHU UL because he wants people to glorify him instead.

Y┴OHU UL is glorified each time that His children are obedient in doing and finishing the labors of love unto Him. And Y┴OHU UL rightfully deserves to be always glorified for He is the One Who gives life and breath to every living being. And mankind was created for the exclusive purpose of glorifying Y┴OHU UL, the true Creator. And rightly so, am-nßm!

The enemy's lethal weapon against Y┴OHU UL's dutiful children is what is called 'tyranny of the urgent' - meant to prevent Y┴OHU UL's children from doing and finishing the daily tasks, jobs or chores which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA assigns to each one every day.

Therefore, the wise Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) must always be on guard, vigilant against these attacks from the enemy.

What is this 'tyrrany of the urgent'?

Simply this. These are seemingly urgent calls, requests and tasks calling for your immediate attention with the sole purpose of distracting you and stopping you from continuing to the finish whatever it is that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, as represented by your human authorities wherever you are, has given you that day in order to glorify Y┴OHU UL in that day.

We have learned that we must serve and glorify Y┴OHU UL TODAY, and never to live in the past nor in the future, but always for TODAY.

A clear example of this tyrrany or oppression of the urgent is this. Upon waking up, you gave 'hodayao' (thanks) and praised Y┴OHU UL for giving you another day to glorify Him. Many who were here yesterday have departed but you were still given this day.

In your early-morning devotional time in prayer and the Word, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, represented by His 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling your heart, told you to do and finish specific tasks for that day, and in doing so, Y┴OHU UL will surely be glorified. And to do them as your token of gratitude and appreciation for Y┴OHU UL's kindness and mercies for having given you another day on earth to glorify Him. Labors of love and gratitude, actually. Not as slaves, but as Y┴OHU UL's children in His household.

So you, being filled with power and wisdom from on high, begin serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y promptly, excellently, with gladness of heart and with the goal of finishing each task or chore, to the glory Y┴OHU ABUHUL.

The telephone rings and it's your friend who is in dire need of help because he was unexpectedly ordered by his boss to fly to another place and no one would take care of his dogs at home. He urgently requests that you come by to feed his dogs now because his flight leaves within an hour he therefore must rush to the airport.

Your son is about to leave for school and urgently requests you to kindly finish his math assignments because he fell asleep the night before, and he will be suspended from school if he fails to submit his assignment for that day.

The faucets begin to leak demanding your immediate repair. A neighbor comes rushing by urgently needing that you go with him because his daughter needs advice and comfort, after confessing that she was anonymously impregnated by someone, somewhere, she doesn't remember.

Your daughter urgently needs you to go with her to see the principal because she was wrongfully accused of dealing in drugs when all she actually had in her bag were pep pills, and she wouldn't be allowed to enter the school premises beginning today unless the parent first urgently meets the principal.

The food needs to be reheated, the oven bulb has to be replaced, while your mom is continually calling on the phone demanding that you go and pick up the cake she baked for you because she is on her way to Columbus to attend a wedding, and so on and so forth, until at the end of the day, you find that you have been so exhausted in attending to many details during the day and have not even done half through what Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you to do for that day.

Result? The victim of this tyranny failed to glorify Y┴OHU UL that day because he was not able to do and finish the tasks that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gave him for that day. Y┴OHU UL is disappointed, while the enemy is laughing his way to his church.

'Whoever allows himself to be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for service in the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL,' Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you in Luke 9:62

The word 'discipline' comes from the word 'disciple' - which connotes that the learner, adherent or pupil applies what he learns under the disciplines of his teacher and his teachings.

It is not wrong to be kind and help those who request for them, but first things first. Diligent disciples must put their priorities in proper order, giving paramount time, effort and importance to what Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has ordered to be done and finished for each day. The rest may be done afterwards, if Y┴OHU UL wills.

It is also a grave offense and an act of stubbornness to do and FINISH all tasks and chores in any day, EXCEPT those orders or tasks which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, as represented by your human authorities, told you to do for that day. This is blatant victimization by the tyranny of the urgent.

For example, before your boss or husband or authority left, you were told to finish revising the list, encoding them and printing them out, that it must be ready when comes back. He reminded you that it is vital that it be finished on time because the lifeline (deadline) for its submission is today.

The 'diligent' employee began revising the list but then the tyranny of the urgent attacked him left and right. He did finish many tasks but when his boss came back demanding for the printout of the revised list, he instead submitted excuses, alibis and began blaming this or that, him or her and so on and so forth.

Is this 'diligent' employee obedient to his boss or disobedient? Is he a dutiful finisher or a victim of the tyranny of the urgent?

Yes, he obeyed promptly, completely, with gladness and with excellence but he obeyed the wrong orders, not of his authorities, but those of others. Is that being wise? Is he rewardable? Is his priorities right? Is Y┴OHU UL glorified?

So be really wise and truly diligent!

Another example is the housemaid who was ordered by her bosses to first, clean the house, then do the laundry, afterwards, to cook and then to prepare the dinner table. Upon their return, they called for her and asked what she has finished while they were away. 'Well,' the maid said, 'I noticed that the bathroom sink was clogged and so I immediately did a little plumbing, and when I went to the garage to return some plumbing tools, I noticed that the garage was all in a mess, so I put everything in order, and on my way back, I thought that the lawn needs to be mowed and I believe you notice how nice it looks now. And by the way, the roof in the attic leaks and I am now on my way to put the sealant.'

'What shall we then feed our guests for dinner tonight who will be here in about ten minutes?' the head of the house exclaimed!

'There's a fastfood shop two blocks from here, sir, you can go and grab some fish chips for your dinner guests. Is that not being wise, sir? Is that not in your 'Warm Daily Bread' you were always discussing about at dinner?'

This housemaid was sincerely diligent, yet she was sincerely and presumptuously wrong. Though expecting rewards, she really deserves penalties.

She obeyed all EXCEPT those given by her authorities!

And you are not like that, maybe....

So to be truly wise and highly rewardable, you must always obey promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart those orders which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA tells you to do and finish for each day, and that should be your highest priority for the day. All the others come only second, if not third, fourth or fifth in your list of priorities for each day.

So obey orders given you and not the commands, requests and urgent calls of those who are not in your chain of command. You must even ignore your own opinions or feelings, because to lean on one's personal opinions or comprehensions are often misleading. Always walk in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and in Y┴OHU UL's Word, regardless of your or other's personal feelings or opinions.

Why? Because you must obey the correct orders of your duly designated authorities while urgent requests or orders by fellow workers, neighbors or relatives are not equal in importance as that given to you through the chain of command, from Y┴OHU UL, through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, by the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and your human authorities.

'Just as water is turned into irrigation ditches, so Y┴OHU UL directs the king's (authority's) thoughts. He turns them wherever He wants to.' - Proverbs 21:1

This is what many need to be continually reminded of: The commands and orders of Y┴OHU UL, and of those in authority over you are never, never equal to the comments, requests, opinions and advice of all others in your life.

Commands and orders given you as disciples of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA flow directly through the 'chain of command' from the throne of Y┴OHU UL to you. And the only way you can glorify Y┴OHU UL is to obey and finish those tasks or chores that come from Him, and not from anyone else, whoever they are.

Y┴OHU UL is our Highest Authority. Our fellow workers, neighbors or relatives may have different orders and commands, but they are not from the Most High, and may be rightfully ignored, if they run counter to Y┴OHU UL's commands and are intended to oppress in their tyrannies of the urgent.

Another kind of this tyranny are those invitations to argue which proud sloths often send out to others who may equally be doing nothing worthwhile. Invitations to argue or to quarrel must be wisely, gently, politely yet firmly refused. They are useless exercises in futility, breeding only among the worldly intelligent and scholarly but lazy.

Invitations, requests, wayward commands, urgings and calls which are identified as belonging to this tyranny must be politely, gently, tactfully and lovingly refused, using the Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA as your most effective Shield, because at the mention of the Sh˙am (Name) YAOH┌SHUA, every knee must bow, in heaven, on earth and under the earth.

'Please, I hope you comprehend, but I have to finish something which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told me to finish. As soon as I finish with all these, then, Y┴OHU UL willing, I may be able to come and visit your newly-married neighbors,' this you may, for example, say very gently but equally firm as well. You must be gentle, but firm in respectfully refusing these tyrannies of the urgent.

Do not act like tyrants in your defense against their tyrannies! That would be returning evil for evil which even the most wicked sinners do.

A fine reply to invitations to argue or quarrel may be gently yet firmly spoken this way: 'Please comprehend that your invitation to argue (or quarrel) is politely refused because my Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA forbids me from engaging in such. Thank you for your kindness and comprehension.'

'Truly, they are indeed the children of the living Creator, Y┴OHU UL!' they will inwardly say to themselves. And you will inwardly likewise say to yourself: 'Like Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father), like YAOH┌SHUA (Son), like Yaoh˙shuahim (children).'

Now you know why Y┴OHU UL does not fall for 'prayers' beginning with 'why' because He is wise enough to refuse invitations to argue. Such a person is not really praying; he is inviting Y┴OHU UL to argue with him. Y┴OHU UL Kaokam is the only Wise UL, so let no one dare invite Him to argue by beginning what you tell Him by the word 'why this' or 'why that.' He is the Potter, we are merely the clay. Y┴OHU UL is the Creator, we are His lowly creatures. Never assume it's the other way around!

Y┴OHU UL is glorified and you are rewardable, commendable when you do and FINISH those work, tasks or jobs which Y┴OHU UL daily gives you, flowing through your chain of command.

'I have glorified You by finishing the tasks WHICH YOU GAVE ME to do!' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared in YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:4

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not do those tasks that were not given Him to do. That would be disobedience! That would not be walking by faith but in presumption! Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA never sinned, never disobeyed even once. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA learned obedience, not presumption.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was tempted in all points, same as we are, yet He never sinned, never disobeyed and never succumbed to the attacks of the tyranny of the urgent.

'This High Priest (YAOH┌SHUA) of ours comprehends our weaknesses since He faced the same temptations we do, though He never once gave way to them and sinned.' - Hebrews 4:15

Do you recall the reply and reaction of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA when He was being urged by His brothers to go immediately to Yaoh˙shuaoleym (Jerusalem) for the Festival? (Please see YAOHUkhanam - John 7:1-9). Surprising to find out now!

Do you recall when He was being urged to immediately go see Lazarus who was sick? (Please see YAOHUkhanam - John 11:1-5). Again, surprising to find out now!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, our perfect ideal and example, the honest, diligent Worker and Servant of Y┴OHU UL never succumbed, even once, to the enemy's tyranny of the urgent. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the Wise Servant of Y┴OHU UL, and we are His brethren! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam!

'All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned to us by the One (Y┴OHU UL) Who sent Me...' Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said in YAOHUkhanam (John) 9:4a.

All of us must carry out what? The TASKS ASSIGNED TO US by Y┴OHU UL! The tasks assigned to you. Not the tasks assigned to others, but those assigned to you! Assigned by whom? By Y┴OHU UL, through your chain of command, and not the tasks assigned by our neighbors, relatives, friends and fellow workers, much less by our subordinates.

How do we carry them out? Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said, 'quickly' which means promptly, upon receiving the command or order, without delays and without postponements. It actually means immediately and soonest. Because delayed obedience is disobedience.

To obey without first receiving the order is also presumption. There are habitual commands though, given in the past, which call for initiative, without waiting for orders. These habitual commands may be done after doing the actual commands and orders for the day. Those habitual commands are for going the additional mile.

Why was Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA always safe against the attacks and oppressions and tyranny of the urgent sent by the enemy?

Because He always walked by the leading and unctions of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and in His power, always in obedience to the orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL, and confirmed by Y┴OHU UL's written Word! That's the key!

All the more should we, His disciples!

'The Son (YAOH┌SHUA) can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) does, and in the same way.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 5:19

'....These have been ASSIGNED TO ME by Y┴OHU AB┌....' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 5:36b

'Walk in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) and you will not gratify the desires of your sinful nature.' - Galatians 5:16

Not only must you do ONLY those tasks that were given YOU for each day but you must do them in the proper ORDER, and in their correct priorities. Y┴OHU UL is the UL of order.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had to first undergo water immersion, then public service, followed by His undergoing trial, impalement, resurrection, now seated at Y┴OHU UL's right hand, and then to return soon to rule as King of kings. Each task has its proper time and place in the order of events. And they are specific tasks done excellently in their proper ORDER and TIME.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not serve publicly until after water immersion, nor was He impaled before He was tried. Common sense, really.

Likewise, since Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the ultimate goal of our being changed from glory to glory, we are expected and therefore must obey and quickly follow only those tasks, works and jobs which are given us to do and finish each day, in their proper timing and right priorities, correct ORDER.

'There is a proper time for everything....' - Ecclesiastes 3:1

So from now on, you will begin obeying promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness all the commands and orders which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gives YOU to do and finish for TODAY, and in their proper ORDER and right TIMING.

'For those Y┴OHU UL foreknew, He also predetermined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son (YAOH┌SHUA), that He may be the firstborn among many brethren.' - Romans 8:29

Put your priorities in proper order. Do ONLY those tasks and commands that are given YOU to do and finish, and work at them in their right ORDER and proper TIMING.

Result? Y┴OHU UL is glorified TODAY, and you are truly successful for TODAY, and are also deserving of rewards TODAY.

To do otherwise, Y┴OHU UL forbid, will expose you to the oppressions of the enemy, which is really stupid and makes you guilty (punishable) of disobedience and stubbornness.

So you must make sure that you always redeem the time in order to do and finish all the tasks given to you by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and have the firm DETERMINATION to finish them all, without succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent, no matter what. You won't have time unless you really make time for anything to be done to completion. The vital ingredient of DETERMINATION is required in your daily service to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

To immediately obey the voice of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you and Who is always with you and in you, is the best defense and protection against the oppressions and tyrannies of the urgent from the enemy. And the orders of Y┴OHU UL through the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' are always confirmed in and by the written Word, and by your human authorities too.

'The steps of the upright man are ordered (directed) by Y┴OHU UL. He delights in every step they take.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 37:23

You will always glorify Y┴OHU UL each day and be rewardable besides. You are truly being wise. Like Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father), like Son, like children (which include you), am-nßm!

The 'Holy Scriptures' is not a religion. It is your life! They all point to YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as the Perfect Ideal, for everyone who believes, of how to live in Y┴OHU UL's perfect will, in Y┴OHU UL's ways, and overcome as well as always win from the manger to the throne in this life. YAOH┌SHUA is the Champion and Captain of our souls! He always wins and so do we!

YAOH┌SHUA in you, the hope of glory!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Source and Finisher of our faith, who never succumbed to the tyranny of the urgent.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty, fallacies, tyrannies, oppressions, deceptions and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, truth, joy, order, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued and safe from all kinds of tyrannies, oppressions, greed, lies, deceptions, fallacies, bitterness, sexual lusts, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the oppressions of the tyranny of the urgent and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, tyranny of the urgent, fallacies, deceptions, lies, bitterness, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today and This Weekend:

You will politely, gently, lovingly, respectfully yet firmly reject and renounce all kinds of 'tyrannies of the urgent' and do till completion only those tasks which Y┴OHU UL has given you to do, in their correct ORDER and proper TIME, with DETERMINATION.

To do otherwise, UL FORBID, would only be wasteful exercises in futility, and not rewardable nor commendable.

You will also read (again!) the guideline 'YAOH┌SHUA - How to Deal With Your Authorities and Subordinates' during this weekend.

This 'must-get-to-read-carefully' guideline is available for your immediate downloads at these WWW addresses, or request that it be sent to you freely by E-Mail:

http://shell.lava.net/ohol_yaohushua/author1.html (USA)

http://Yaoh˙shua.wr.com.au/author1.html (Australia)

http://www.YAOHUSHUA.org.uk/author1.html (Europe)

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. The original is the best!

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said: 'I have given You (Y┴OHU UL) glory on earth by finishing the work YOU GAVE ME to do.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:4

'Whoever allows himself to be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for service in the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL,' Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you in Luke 9:62

'There is a time for everything and an 'ona' (sea-on) for every activity under heaven.' - Ecclesiastes 3:1

'Walk in the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) and you will not gratify the desires of your sinful nature.' - Galatians 5:16

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and DOING YOUR OWN WORK.' -1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. yaodiao-galui - revelation knowledge
2. haborulyao - blessings
3. oshorulyao - riches

True or False Queries for Today....

1. You must immediately give in to all E-Mails with subject headings indicating 'Urgent!'

2. You must respectfully ignore the memo from your boss even when it is stamped as 'Urgent!'

3. Orders from friends and fellow workers are to be done especially when they tell you that they're 'Urgent!'

4. Phone calls from friends, relatives and associates are always to be entertained especially if they claim that they have urgent messages.

5. You must politely pause in the middle of your prayer when someone tells you that your parent urgently needs to talk to you on the phone.

6. You may postpone your reading of the Word when the phone rings and your brother needs an urgent advice and help.

7. Having initiative is the same as presumption.

8. When your boss is away, and there's an urgent matter at hand, the employee with initiative will urgently also decide on the matter right then and there.

9. There's a fire in the neighborhood, so you must urgently call the fire department for help.

10. Calling 911 is your best rescue in times of real emergencies.

11. The believer will call unto Y┴OHU UL in times of dire emergencies, not their relatives or neighbors or others.

12. Many victims of this tyranny of the urgent find themselves trapped in quagmires not their own, and suffer in them.

13. It must be your ambition to do your own work and not those of others.

14. When the boss is not around, initiative calls for you to momentarily take his place especially when urgent matters are at hand.

15. The goal of the enemy is for you not to finish your daily tasks by using his 'tyranny of the urgent' tactics.

16. Your boss has no time to see you now with your urgent message because he is busy. Most probably you are being used as a tool in the enemy's tyranny of the urgent against your employer.

17. One must always see to it that he is not being unknowingly used as a tool by ha-satan in his tyrannies against the diligent servants of Y┴OHU UL.

18. Most urgent messages are often messages from those who are not patient enough to wait.

19. Those who often send urgent messages seeking help usually are in urgencies because of their own delays and laziness; and usually they can do it by themselves on time if they really were determined to do, obey and finish.

20. It is a deception and an offense to use the terms 'emergency' and 'urgent' just to get ahead or call someone's attention when in fact, there is no real emergency nor urgency at all.

Sloths hold on to 'fallacies of false cause.'

'YAOH┌SHUA has been made unto us our wisdom, our rectitude, our sanctification and redemption.' - 1 Corinthians 1:30

'We have the mind of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' - 1 Corinthians 2:16b

The word 'fallacy' means wrong thinking process, illogical thinking, mistaken thoughts or beliefs.

To allow any fallacy in one's mind is like owning a defective electronic calculator which give out wrong results, like 1+1=5, when a properly working one will give out 1+1=2.

Owning a defective calculator is as useful as having none. Likewise, wrong thinking is as beneficial as having no brains at all.

Fallacies in one's mind are like poisonous weeds from the enemy which produce bitter and miserable results in the lives of those who harbor and live by them.

Therefore it is important that one's mind should always be checked against common fallacies of this world which actually came from the pits of hell. The author of confusion and illogical thinking is the enemy, ha-satan; while Y┴OHU UL is the UL of orderly and wise methods of thinking.

One of the most common fallacies is the fallacy of false cause. What does this mean?

A very practical example would be upon entering a new dwelling place or apartment, one examines the facilities inside the place. You see lightbulbs, switches, faucets and sinks, bathtubs and so on. If you wanted to open the living room light, you begin looking for its particular switch, because there are several switches in the room. You try out each one and then find the specific switch which actually turns the ceiling light on. You found the right connection! Now you know which one specific switch turns that particular ceiling light on.

And you examined each switch inside the apartment and found out that this switch turns that lamp on, while this one turns that outside porch light on. This faucet opens the water flow to the bathtub, while that other faucet is to open the water flow to the kitchen sink. And so on and so forth.

You have done perfectly well, so far, and even taught your child which switches and faucets should be used for each purpose. Should your child try to open the light in the living room with the switch for the kitchen light, you will immediately correct him, telling him that, 'No, my dear, that switch is not for this living room light but that one is connected to the kitchen light.' And he obeyed, happily discovering the correct, direct and proper connections.

The same thing should always take place in anyone's mind to make sure that he actually knows that proper connections are correctly made between causes and effects.

A fallacy of false cause is connecting an observed result to a wrong cause. It is like concluding that the kitchen light is open because your child turned on the water faucet. Stupid, isn't it?

Likewise with this virus of the fallacy of false cause.

You observe that someone is poor, what is the correctly related cause? You observe that someone is sick, what is the correctly related cause? You observe that someone is irritable and grumpy? What is the correctly related cause? Menopause? Or because men have opposed them?

For every effect, there must be a cause. For every observed result, there must be a source.

Your only reliable guide in making sure that your mind is processing your thoughts and ideas properly and correctly connecting the right results with the direct causes is by basing your thought procedures and methods on the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

If one bases his way of thinking and processing of observed information on the knowledge and wisdom of this world, then he will be misled into believing false notions and living in wrong conclusions, thereby suffering under its miserable outcomes.

So Y┴OHU UL's written Word is your only best, safe and truly reliable basis in this world, since you always want to be sure that your mind is functioning properly and in correct order. Your mind says: True, when asked is 1+1=2? Your mind will also say: False, when asked is 1+1=5?

'For we were not given the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a SOUND MIND.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:7

That is why we always include the 'True or False' queries portion so you can always make sure that your mind is making the correct conclusions and discarding fallacies and erroneous thoughts and beliefs. And we thank Y┴OHU UL for all His Wisdom given to all of us! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL!

Again, for every observed result, effect or event, there is a particular correct cause. And there are also myriads of false causes being offered in the world so people won't be able to identify the correctly related cause, thereby ensuring the continual occurrence of the observed effect, unchecked, unstopped.

Again, your only safe basis is 'The Holy Scriptures' -if you really want to be sure that you really identify the specific cause for every result, whether positive or negative.

For negative effects, results or events, the enemy, ha-satan, always tries his best to becloud the worldly mind with false causes and wrong connections, so people won't find the correct cause, thereby ensuring that the evil malady goes unchecked and unstopped. The enemy doesn't teach his children how to think correctly because if they learned that, they will readily abandon him, turn from their sins, and run to the safe protection of Y┴OHU UL.

On the other hand, Y┴OHU UL wants His children to think orderly, properly, correctly and not be deceived by these fallacies of false causes. That is why Yaoh˙shuahim are urged to always hear and hearken to the Voice of Y┴OHU UL, through His 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' indwelling each believer - the seal of guarantee in Y┴OHU UL's children. And the voice of the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' indwelling always confirms what is written in the Holy Scriptures. These are your best, safe, reliable guides in this world.

The 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) was given you to lead you into all truth, to teach you and glorify YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives.

So you observe a person suffering with prostrate cancer. A negative result, therefore, from the enemy. But what is the correctly related cause?

The scientists of this world through television, radios, newspapers and so on will readily offer their false causes. Perhaps it is in the genes, in the DNA, or in the asbestos, or in the hamburgers, or in the cooking oil, or myriads of other possible (actually fake!) causes. Some religionists will claim that it is a 'trial' from the Creator! What dreamers!

But what does Y┴OHU UL say in His Word? Your best guide!

'Be sure your sin will find you out!' - Numbers 32:23

'These curses shall be upon you if you disobey My Word.... all other diseases not mentioned here.' - Read all of Deuteronomy 28, to find out all the blessings and curses of the law. YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah has redeemed you from the curses of the law so you will inherit the blessings promised to Abruham and to his Seed - YAOH┌SHUA.

If you adapt your thinking process to the world's way of offering possible causes, then you will surely fail to correct and check the cause, and more persons will be victimized, the enemy will have more company in hell. The more, the better, for him.

(Perhaps one reason why hell was made hot is to make the lazybones move and writhe in pain, at least, they will be moving! So better begin moving now and you won't have to be made to move by those flames!)

If you adapt your thought processes and beliefs according to Y┴OHU UL's written Word, you will identify the correctly related cause, stop it and the spread of the malady is checked and avoided. The enemy will surely weep because some child of Y┴OHU UL would be obstructing his work and missions of destruction.

'The enemy came to steal, to kill and to ruin; while YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y came to give you life, and life more enriched!' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 10:10

'My people are ruined for lack of knowledge.' - Hosea 4:6

You observe in the world outside that there are millions of people dying daily of breast or cervical cancers, AIDS, or are suffering in poverty, dying in genocides, heinous crimes, violence and so on and so forth.

What are the correctly related causes? What does Y┴OHU UL say in His Word?

'I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the One I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 8:24

So it is a must that genuine Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) should know the correct causes for every observed effect. Why? That we may experience the best of Y┴OHU UL's plan for our lives and always avoid the destructions of the enemy.

'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what Y┴OHU UL's will is - His right, pleasing and perfect will.' - Romans 12:2

Floods ruin many houses and property in this place. Fires engulfed the entire resort community. Company A goes bankrupt. Mr. & Mrs. So and So were divorced and their children were kidnapped and murdered. Someone was raped. A relative was diagnosed with AIDS. Another neighbor died of heart attack. And so on and so forth. With fallacies of false causes added for additional consumption by the world's ignorant masses.

For each effect, there is a specific cause. So if you want to avoid the calamities and curses in life, YAOH┌SHUA is the Way, the Truth and your Life! He will tell you through His 'R┌KHA' and confirm by His written Word how to be safe (saved and protected!) from all the evils, lies and fallacies in this world.

Example: There is a creation, there must be a Creator!

'My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA requested from Y┴OHU UL in YAOHUkhanam (John) 17:15

'You are the light of the world!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:14a

So in these lessons, the causes of poverty are being taught and they are the correct Scriptural causes. False causes of poverty are one's ethnic race, marital status, physical appearance, or the society, the weather, the economy, the government, the country where one lives in and many other false causes. Again, it is like saying that the kitchen light is open because someone turned on the faucet! Fallacies of false causes - these are called.

Be not deceived. You are not stupid. You are really wise because you are now the children of the only wise UL, Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! And His wisdom created all the universe! He is your loving Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father)! What privilege, what wonder, what gift! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam!

You have the mind of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

Please select the BEST and most REASONABLE answer in each query. Select only one answer per query, please. Ready?

1. Most of the colored people blame the white people for their poverty, and they allege that because of job discrimination and racism, they suffer under continual poverty and injustices. But the real cause is....

a. their laziness
b. their worship of statues and idols
c. their false notion that others have to feed them
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

2. Breast cancers and prostrate cancers are caused by eating the wrong foods and lack of physical exercise, or asbestos or cooking oils and so on, that's according to the best scientists! But the real cause is....

a. in the genes, the DNA inherited from one's parents
b. dirty linens, toilets seats and weak detergents
c. sexual immoralities and promiscuity
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

3. Many are poor in that country because their government is corrupt and the rich in society are numb to the cries of the poor. But the real cause is the people's....

a. having voted for the wrong public officials
b. laziness, overspending, overeating and oversleeping
c. blind obedience to the rich
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

4. Many are living in miseries of laziness because they are not given their just opportunities to succeed in life because of nepotism, corruption and briberies in the bureaucracy. But the real cause is the people's....

a. worship of idols
b. non-payment of taxes and robbing the Most High
c. laziness
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

5. Many people are sick and dying because the World Health Organization is not doing enough. But the real cause is....

a. the devil, ha-satan, gave the sickness
b. the victims are in violation of the Word
c. they are not eating the right kinds of food
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

6. Many are jobless because the economy is in recession. But the real cause is....

a. the jobless don't really, really like to work
b. they like to work but there are no vacancies
c. the government is badly managing the economy
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

7. Floods ruined much property because the dikes gave way. But the real cause was that the victims were....

a. guilty of robbing from Y┴OHU UL
b. the money they used for those houses were earned wickedly
c. the materials used for the houses were of poor quality
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

8. Many families were devastated because of the hurricane, so it is always the weather's fault. But the real cause was the people's....

a. sexual immoralities
b. idol worship
c. gluttonies
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

9. Mysteriously, one house was not burned among all those that were engulfed by the fire. But real cause was....

a. the owner's are Y┴OHU UL fearing
b. they didn't have wicked occult objects and symbols
c. they owners were just lucky
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

10. Many among the rich in society and among our government officials are greedy thieves that's why many are poor. But the real cause is that the people....

a. steal from the government and from Y┴OHU UL too
b. are lazy
c. love rock music
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

11. I live in a third world country, so I am poor. But the real cause of his poverty is....

a. he loves the movies and the most popular songs today
b. he recites the rosary and worship statues
c. he is lazy
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

12. I am suffering from a physical handicap, so I can't do much. But the real cause why he doesn't do much is....

a. he mistakenly thinks that having a handicap is an acceptable alibi for being idle and non-productive
b. he really doesn't like to do anything
c. it is his subtle way of blaming and rebelling against Y┴OHU UL
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

13. Many are dying of AIDS because the government is not giving enough funds to scientific research to find the cure. But the real cause is....

a. they can't afford to buy those expensive medicines
b. free love, free sex and their right to have fun their way
c. the scientists have not yet found an inexpensive sure cure
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

14. The Messiah is the same, by any other name. It's not that important for my personal salvation. But the truth is....

a. a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
b. 'gee-Zeus' is the true Messiah
c. YAOH┌SHUA is the only true Messiah
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

15. I believe that I am calling on the Creator when I address Him as my 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS' is my Savior. But the truth is....

a. my personal beliefs doesn't change the truth nor agree with it
b. I am really calling on the unseen spirit of the skull and the Greek idol Zeus.
c. God is love, so everyone will go to heaven and nobody will suffer in hell, except the devil only
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

16. There is mass starvation and famine in Africa because other countries are not sending enough aid; also their governments are corrupt. But the true cause really is....

a. they suffer because they are lazy
b. the weather is too hot that one cannot really work outside
c. they are greedy to get and never think of giving
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

17. Drugs keep coming into the U.S. because of their demand. If the U.S. government cannot eradicate the demand, then any country cannot be blamed for smuggling in cocaine and heroin. But the true cause of the drug problem is....

a. their worship of the idol 'gee-Zeus'
b. rock musicians glorify drugs among the youth
c. the devil made them do it
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

18. Our company is not making enough sales because the economy is bad. But the true cause is....

a. the economy is bad because the people are mostly bad too
b. the sales people are not diligent enough
c. the owners are greedy
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

19. I cannot continue with my studies because I could not get a loan. But the real cause is....

a. he dislikes working his way through his studies
b. nobody wants to give him the money to continue studying
c. he really does not like to study
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

20. My child is the 'black sheep' in the family, so what can I do? He inherited those traits from his dad. Tough luck. But the real cause is....

a. he was not taught and disciplined since infancy
b. the mother is undisciplined too
c. the child was worshiped and adored
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

21. The devil made me do it. But the truth is....

a. he agreed and really liked doing it also
b. the devil cannot force you to do what you really don't like doing
c. there is no such thing as the devil; it's just you
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

22. If you believe in that, you'll belong to a cult! But the truth is....

a. those who belong to the sect of the 'kri-seytians' are the real cultists
b. everyone belongs to a cult, the TV cult, money cult, sex and rock music cult, sports cults, drugs cult, the cult of gambling and so on. The query is, to which cult does one really belong?
c. to be safe from cults, join a big church with a big building; this will guarantee your salvation
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

23. Many are coming out of our public schools barely knowing how to read, write nor add. Our public school teachers today are not doing enough! All they do is demand for pay increases and teach football, basketball and folk dancing! But the true cause is....

a. the teachers don't know how to competently read, write nor add themselves
b. the pupils nowadays are really not interested in learning
c. the parents are too busy to enforce discipline in the children's studies
d. the children's minds are hooked on TV and video games
e. all of the above
f. none of the above

24. I know I will go to heaven because I belong in this church. But the truth is....

a. there is no heaven neither is there hell; they're all myths and fictions of man's imagination
b. belonging to a church cannot guarantee one's going to heaven
c. the church is not the savior, the church did not die for you
d. the church with the most members and the biggest buildings must be in the truth
e. all of the above
f. none of the above

25. I can't buy what I want because my pay is not enough. But the truth is....

a. he wants too much more than his real basic needs
b. he is lazy therefore his pay is meager
c. inflated prices nowadays are really way beyond most people's reach
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

26. Illegal immigrants and migrant workers are the causes of the high unemployment rates in our city. But the real cause of high unemployment is....

a. those who are jobless are the lazy ones
b. those who are jobless are full of sexual lusts
c. those who are jobless don't want to work on low-paying jobs
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

27. Society is to blame for the crimes of these wayward children. But the truth is....

a. the parents are to be blamed
b. the teachers are to be blamed
c. the government should be blamed
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

28. Many young children as young as age 8 are now on drugs in most public schools. School security officials probably are lax in their vigilance against drugs. But the real cause is....

a. there are many pushers which should be jailed but are not
b. parents give the children money more than they really need
c. the parents themselves are now or were once into drugs
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

29. I don't have to pay taxes to a government that is corrupt and full of thievery. But the truth is....

a. the government will all the more steal from you too
b. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA paid taxes to the government which had Him executed
c. the people get the kind of government they deserve
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

30. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are caused by internal earth mantle activities. But the true cause is....

a. idolatries of most of the inhabitants living there
b. sexual immoralities of the populace
c. rock music, drugs and smut (pornography)
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

31. Heart attacks and strokes, ulcers and other diseases are caused by stress and lack of physical exercise. But the true cause is....

a. sins
b. DNA or genes
c. the devil
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

32. I don't receive pay increases because my employers are greedy and are only hungry for profits; they never care about me and the measly pay I get. But the true reason is....

a. he is lazy
b. he is greedy
c. he listens to rock music while working
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

33. I have to give in to my boyfriend's requests because I really think I found the person I truly love. But the real reason is....

a. she has lost her virginity before so what's the difference; might as well enjoy it and have fun
b. she loves everyone who is willing to go to bed with her
c. she's afraid no one will marry her
d. true love waits
e. sexual lust must get now and fast
f. all of the above
g. none of the above

34. If I lose my virginity, so what? There's nothing wrong with that. We are in the 90's remember? But the truth is....

a. virginity is the woman's gift to her future husband; without it, he can return her to her parents as a reject or lemon, for immediate replacement somewhere else
b. those who surrender their virginity in pre-marital sex are defrauding their future espouses and children in marriage
c. in the 90's, no one is a virgin anymore after age 10
d. sexual pollution abound which glorify sex and lust
e. no one anywhere is complaining against sexual pollution
f. Scriptural norms of conduct are true whenever and wherever
g. one who gives his/her virginity in pre-marital sex is actually a male or female prostitute
h. all of the above
i. none of the above

35. And the teachings you are sharing to me about really belong in the 90's, the 1890's. But the truth is....

a. Y┴OHU UL's Words remain forever true
b. one must not give what is sacred to the swines
c. the Holy Scriptures are only for those who lived in the middle ages
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

36. If anyone really gets anything out of praying, then no one will have problems in life! But the truth is....

a. many address their prayers to false creators and idols, and not to the true Creator
b. it is better to recite the rosary or other pagan prayer beads in order to receive blessings in life
c. life is what you make it; no need for prayers
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

37. It would be wrong to mete out the death penalty to the accused, though found guilty of this heinous crime, because we should not judge. Judge not and you shall not be judged, remember? But the truth is....

a. 'God is love and thou shalt not kill'
b. crimes proliferate because they are not soonest punished severely
c. the taxpayers will spend more feeding, clothing and supporting the prisoners
d. eye for an eye; toot for a tooth; life for life
e. just simply forgive and forget
f. let the jury and judge apply what the written law says
g. all of the above
h. none of the above

38. It is only fair that I sue him after all the damage he did to me and my family. But the truth is....

a. just simply forgive and forget; no one is perfect
b. love your enemies
c. sue your enemies
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

39. That's no stealing, she is my mom anyway. But the truth is....

a. what is her's is mine too, how can I steal what is mine too?
b. stealing is wrong, no matter who the victim is
c. the child steals because the parent does not give enough
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

40. Marry her off to cover for the disgrace of living as a single mother. But the truth is....

a. it would be like sentencing her to a lifetime of misery
b. better remain single and give the child up for adoption
c. one cannot correct a mistake by another mistake
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

41. I have the right and free choice what to do with my baby. I can't have a baby at this time in my career, and besides, abortion clinics abound. No problem. But the truth is....

a. why engage in sex when you don't want a baby?
b. ruining a foetus is the same as killing the baby
c. it's her fault for not using the pill
d. have the foetus killed and she will be killed too, sooner or later, somehow, somewhere; what one sows, one will surely reap
e. those who undergo abortions suffer under the guilt throughout their lifetimes
f. abortion is not wrong, if meant to save the mother's life
g. all of the above
h. none of the above

42. There is nothing wrong with praying in front of statues and idols, because I am not really 'worshiping' them, but they serve only as tokens of remembrance. What is wrong is the worship of statues of animals but not those of the saints of our Lord 'Gee-Zeus.' It is like having a photograph of your loved ones in your wallet. Nothing wrong about that, I suppose. Maybe.... But the truth is.....

a. Thou shalt not make for yourselves any representational image of anything in heaven, on earth or under the earth to worship them
b. why would one be angry when someone kicks the statue if he is not really worshiping the statue?
c. why pray to those statues when you can pray directly to the true unseen Creator in spirit and in truth?
d. evil spirits dwell inside statues of worship
e. evil spirits dwell on trees and pagan altars
f. all of the above
g. none of the above

43. Reciting the rosary is not actually 'praying' in vain repetitions because I am not really 'praying' but meditating only. Sort of a devotional time. But the truth really is....

a. The virgin Mary actually hears what he is saying
b. All pagan religions from Babylon use prayers beads
c. Thou shalt not pray in vain repetitions as the pagans do
d. To recite the rosary is a command found in the Holy Scriptures
e. The richer the person, the more expensive is his prayer beads; the poor can use dried beans as beads.
f. all of the above
g. none of the above

44. Of course I need the help and support of the saints. Just like here, when you want to ask something from the President, you may go through his relatives or other minor officials first. That's common sense. But the truth is....

a. YAOH┌SHUA is the only Way to the Father, Y┴OHU UL
b. There is only one Mediator between Y┴OHU UL and man.
c. No man can come to the Father except through Him alone.
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

45. Miracles, healings and deliverances plus the fact that lives are being changed for the better, and all these are now going on around the world in the name of 'Gee-ZEUS' - so that is proof enough that he is really the Savior and Messiah. But the truth is....

a. Even ha-satan can perform miracles with changed lives as a bonus, in order to deceive those who are only seeking after miracles and changed lives, but are not really seeking after the true Creator
b. Fake healers use satanic powers to deceive the masses
c. Yes, they get healed, then they die of terminal illnesses after a while
d. all of the above
e. none of the above
f. I don't know, I'm not sure, maybe....

We believe that the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you has helped you identify and expunge the fallacies in all the above statements. And He teaches you always how to DILIGENTLY THINK to seek out the Truth in everything.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has now delivered you from being lazy in the way you THINK out the Truth in everything. He always gives you wisdom to prosper and avoid the lies and deceptions of the enemy.

Truth is so valuable that it must be surrounded by bodyguards of lies. YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from its bodyguards, now and always!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole! Your thought processes are now surely working properly and correctly! With the written Word as your safe anchor.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the wise Messiah, who never allowed fallacies of false causes to deceive Him, though tempted same way as we are, yet never made a mistake in thinking through the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Source and Finisher of our faith.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, poverty, fallacies, deceptions and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, truth, joy, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, lies, deceptions, fallacies, bitterness, sexual lusts, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses (viri) of pride, fallacies, deceptions, lies, bitterness, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You must always examine the way your thought processes operate, which you now just began to do. And always expunge those lies and fallacies which the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you points out to you, replacing them each with the Truth contained in the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth.

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

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

'We have the mind of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' -1 Corinthians 2:16

'For we were not given the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a SOUND MIND.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:7

'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what Y┴OHU UL's will is - His right, pleasing and perfect will.' - Romans 12:2

'For the Word of Y┴OHU UL is living and effective. 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

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. kokmaul - wisdom
2. kaokam - wise
3. yaokokmao - to make wise

10. Sloths have the gambling mentality and are often victims of 'get-rich-quick' schemes.

Gambling mentality is the bad attitude in the life of the sluggard who pins his hopes for earning a living on gambling, games, chance, sweepstakes and raffle winnings.

The allures and excitement of games of chances fascinate the lazy and they embellish the fantasies of his dreamworld.

There are games requiring skill and there are those which depend solely on chance and so-called 'luck.'

This kind of people were represented during the impalement of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA when the soldiers gambled for His robe. Their kind was also present there during that momentous event. But they were on the wrong side.

Please recall that the aim of the lazy is to get what the diligent reaps but without exerting physical, honest labor - thereby making him wise in his own proud eyes.

Y┴OHU UL's will is for man to diligently and honestly earn the bread that he eats. On the other hand, in the wiles of the sluggard, he always goes against Y┴OHU UL's will by his continual pursuit of earning without laboring for it.

Because the sluggard habitually makes the soft choices in life, earning a living from gambling, sweepstakes, 'get-rich-quick schemes' and other soft winnings is the wide and easy road he habitually treads on, not realizing that the end thereof is destruction, sorrow and death. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Gambling is immoral and wicked because it induces many to covet other people's money. It is a violation of Y┴OHU UL's command not to covet whatever it is your neighbor has as his own. It is a subtle form of stealing. Gamblers attempt to steal from each other through games of chance, or 'luck' as many in the world call it.

How many families, marriages, companies, businesses, careers, education, children and youth and other people's lives have been ruined because of gambling and its affiliated vocations of immoral and criminal activities?

In the gambling world, no one really gains. Everyone loses, including the operators themselves. No one can really beat the odds against him. Why? Because Y┴OHU UL has declared it so in His written Word.

What should be ingrained in a person's moral fiber is the 'work ethic' and the 'dignity of labor' and NOT the 'gambling mentality.'

Instead of teaching and training the virtues of honest, diligent labor among the populace, especially among the young, gambling on the other hand promotes laziness, covetousness, greed and thievery.

But what if the government itself sponsors the lottery and gives a portion of the earnings to charity?

The end never justifies the means. It is like saying that one is allowed to steal to give to the needy. One cannot disobey Y┴OHU UL to serve Y┴OHU UL. Wrong methods to achieve right goals are never justified in Y┴OHU UL's sight. Right goals must be achieved through honest and upright methods and means. This is what is meant by the phrase 'the end never justifies the means.'

One does not need to gamble in order to give to charitable causes. Just simple, voluntary and heartfelt giving towards charitable ends, without gambling and fanfare, is most pleasing in Y┴OHU UL's sight and is rewardable in this life and in the afterlife.

The earnings from gambling, assuming that the government itself or whoever sponsors such, are nothing compared to the destruction and penalties that are sure to come to those who engage in or condone such immoral activities. When plagues among the cattle, diseases, epidemics, earthquakes, insurrections and other calamities befall the sponsors and gamblers, then the words of Y┴OHU UL would have caught up with them at last. The upright is justified, the wicked are punished, finally. That's justice.

Curses chase the wicked...blessings chase the upright.

How about when the gambling activities, like 'bingo socials' for example, are sponsored by religious organizations?

Gambling is still gambling no matter who and how many sponsor or participate in them, no matter how one tries to disguise the immorality with fancy words.

In fact, that is one of ha-satan's tactics of deception among the ignorant, to induce many to commit a crime or sin by calling it by another name. This is the enemy's replacement tactic, just the same method he used when he replaced the names in the Holy Scriptures with fictitious and mythological substitutes, causing millions to err.

In order to lure the ignorant into sin and immorality, the enemy replaces the sin with a new, fancy and modern name so it will attract the unwary. The enemy knows that many will be repelled when wickedness and immoralities are called by their correct names and so he uses the replacement tactic to deceive many.

Common examples of this replacement tactic are calling gambling as 'bingo social' or replacing the term 'homosexuality' with 'gay lifestyle' or calling abortion as 'choice' or calling adultery as 'fling' or calling satanic music as 'soul, blues or gospel' music or calling 'pornography and smut' as 'adult and artistic' materials, or 'nudity' as 'art.' These are the most common tricks of the enemy which deceive the worldly wise and intellectuals. And many scholarly in the world think that they are really intelligent! Pity.

But the true and wise call a spade a spade. Gambling is gambling, abortion is abortion, adultery is adultery, laziness is laziness, smut is smut, gutter is gutter, illicit drugs are illicit drugs, AIDS is AIDS, and so on.

It is therefore wise to train your subordinates and children into facing up to the truth set forth in the Holy Scriptures, the Words of Y┴OHU UL, so they won't be deceived by the hidden enemy. The thief comes to kill, to steal and to ruin; while YAOH┌SHUA came to give us life, and life more enriched, am-nßm!

Train them early on the virtues and dignity of honest, diligent labor and warn them against the dangers of falling for the enemy's temptations to gamble, to bet, play the game, join the crowd, and get rich quick.

Why are sports so popular? Because of the gambling that goes along with them. Not because of the skills shown but the real excitement for many is whether they will win or lose on their bets! Again, they replace the word 'gambling' with the phrase 'the numbers game.' Replacement tactic obviously.

Those who are infected by the virus of gambling are always on the lookout for anything that they can gamble on, be it sports, politics, elections, video games, movie or music awards, or anything else that can be subject of the phrase, 'You wanna bet?' Compulsive gamblers abound in the world.

'Open rebuke is better than hidden love!' - Proverbs 27:5

'Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy!' - Proverbs 27:6

'And you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free!' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you in YAOHUkhanam (John) 8:32

Yaoh˙shuahim discourage their children from joining such children's games of chance. Children can have honest, clean fun by playing educational games without mixing the evil of gambling in them.

Children and subordinates must be taught, trained and encouraged into honest, diligent work. Wealth honestly and patiently earned grows and are given as inheritance even to one's grandchildren.

Honest labor must never be looked down upon as something to be ashamed of, no matter how lowly the task may appear to many. As long as it is honest labor and moral in essence, then it is a job or task that is worth working at, no matter how humiliating it may seem in the eyes of the proud and the others who disdain honest work. The dignity of honest labor cannot be impaired by anyone.

'A little, gained honestly, is better than great riches acquired through dishonest means.' - Proverbs 16:8

There are many who are ashamed to work on lowly kinds of tasks or jobs and then resort to criminal or immoral activities to earn more and become proud of it. The indignity of dishonest labor guarantees its tragic and sorrowful ends. Jail, funeral homes, cemeteries, hospitals or mental asylums are waiting with open arms for those who are trapped into the pits of dishonest gain.

In the world, there are those who are ashamed to work as waiters in restaurants with their meager pay, yet they would be proud to deal in illicit drugs with their higher incomes. There are those who are ashamed to work as laundrywomen with their small income, yet would be proud to work as 'hospitality girls' (another replacement word from the enemy) with their big incomes. There are also those who refuse and are ashamed to take on the job of a carpenter or a fisherman or a farmer with its nominal incomes, but would be proud to work as kidnappers, bank robbers and drug pushers with high incomes.

Why? Because of their wrong sense of values. They were not taught about the dignity of honest, diligent labor. They turned out to be sluggards who are ready and very willing applicants to 'get-rich-quickly-wickedly' jobs and vocations. Soft choices they eagerly prefer.

And when brought before the courts of law, their ready alibi usually is: 'Because I have to feed and support my hungry family and children.'

Query: 'Can you not feed them through honest, diligent work, without having to operate this gambling joint?'

Reply: 'I am ashamed to do manual, lowly jobs because of their meager pay, sir.'

Query: 'And you are not ashamed of yourself for engaging in this illegal and immoral activity, just so you can earn big money and fast, at the expense of others?'

Reply: 'I don't know. I'm not sure. Maybe....'

Y┴OHU UL surely created the wicked for destruction.

'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

A survey was taken on the lives of those who previously won millions in state lotteries and sweepstakes-for-charity draws. What happened to them? Did their riches continue or grow? Facts shocking but true but almost all of them are back in poverty, and more in debt than before they won the lotteries! With family and relations broken too. With blackmails, robberies and stalkers abounding.

Why?

Because Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them. Soon or later, after the passing pleasures of sin have run its course, the penalties come. Y┴OHU UL's Words caught up with them, at last. It is not a matter of when, but of their sure happening. Riches gained from gambling are the kind without fences around them. Open to destructive attacks from the enemy. And curse those who touch them. Cursed money goes to wicked ends. While money honestly and diligently earned goes towards upright purposes and blesses those who earn them, and bequeathed even to the grandchildren.

'The upright man's earnings advance the cause of uprightness. The evil man squanders his on sin.' - Proverbs 10:16

'He who loves money shall never have enough. The stupidity of thinking that wealth brings happiness! The more you have, the more you spend....' - Ecclesiastes 5:10

'There is another serious problem I have seen everywhere -savings are put into risky investments that turn sour, and soon there is nothing left to pass on to one's son. The man who speculates is soon back to where he began - with nothing.' - Ecclesiastes 5:13-15

The moral is: no one may unjustly enrich himself at the expense of another.

Gambling ruins lives. Honest, diligent labor builds.

Y┴OHU UL's way of honestly and diligently earning a living is the correct method which He blesses, prospers and the fruits thereof He makes to multiply and endure through many generations.

Man's way of easily and wickedly earning a living is the slippery highway which ruins the lives of those who take it.

'Before every man, there always lies a wide and pleasant road that seems right but ends in death.' - Proverbs 14:12

'The highway to hell is broad and its door is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the way to Life is narrow, and only a few ever find it.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said in Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 7:13-14

Y┴OHU UL allots every man's work.

So you must never be ashamed of diligent and honest work, no matter how lowly the job or task may appear to others. Promotion comes from Y┴OHU UL, not from others, and if you diligently and excellently do your job, it won't be long before you are promoted to riches, honor and to the Y┴OHU UL's hall of fame.

'Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who, though He was Creator-Eternal, did not demand and cling to His rights as Creator, but laid aside His mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. And He humbled Himself even further....

Yet it was because of this that Y┴OHU UL raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) which is above every name!' - Philippians 2:5-9

Therefore, from now on, you will outrightly refuse and reject all invitations to gamble, to bet and to join in any game of chance, and all job offers which are immoral and criminal. You are now also wise enough not to fall prey to all kinds of 'get-rich-quick' schemes.

You will work diligently, excellently, delightfully and honestly at whatever job or task Y┴OHU UL has given you. You are dignified in diligent, honest labor, no matter how lowly your work may appear in the eyes of the proud and lazy.

Do not let the enemy use as his bait against you what already belongs to you. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has made you His coheirs, and has bequeathed all to His Yaoh˙shuahim. All you have to do is to believe, appropriate, claim, act on with diligent faith and receive His promise, His inheritance, His gift.

Promotion (advancement) in life comes not from men, but from Y┴OHU UL alone (Tehillim (Psalms) 75:6). Therefore always serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA with all your heart, mind, soul and energy. And never envy the wicked.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now sets you free from gambling mentality and its compulsions, from laziness, oversleeping, greed, gluttonies and false pride!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of darkness, gambling, poverty, fallacies, deceptions and laziness, into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of light, truth, joy, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works than these, because I am going to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).' -YAOHUkhanam (John) 14:12

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said we will do even greater works than what He did! Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the Wise UL, am-nßm!

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the clutches of greed, gambling, lies, deceptions, fallacies, bitterness, sexual lusts, oversleeping, gluttony and laziness, now and for always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has redeemed and freed you from the curse of laziness and gambling and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of pride, gambling mentality, 'get-rich-quick' schemes, fallacies, deceptions, lies, bitterness, laziness, oversleeping, gluttony and greed, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You must now vocally renounce all your past or present involvements with all kinds of gambling and its related immoralities.

Now get rid of all kinds gambling paraphernalia or gadgets that are in your house or property or workplace. Examples: playing cards, dice, mahjong sets, horseracing tips, lottery tickets, and so on. These items invite poverty.

'Can I not wait until the winning numbers are drawn tomorrow? Must I really throw it out now? What if my number wins tomorrow night? The brand new car?'

Don't deceive yourself. You have already lost when you placed your bet!

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth.

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

'The man who wants TO DO right will get a rich reward. But the man who wants to get rich quick will quickly fail.' - Proverbs 28:20

'Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

'A little, gained honestly, is better than great riches acquired through dishonest means.' - Proverbs 16:8

'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what Y┴OHU UL's will is - His right, pleasing and perfect will.' - Romans 12:2

'For the Word of Y┴OHU UL is living and effective. 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

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though

you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. To 'invest' your money in a mutual fund is gambling in disguise.

2. Casinos are in reality temples of those belonging to the cult of the slot machine and blackjack, wherein they regularly attend and give their financial support.

3. Shopping malls are the modern-day temples of mammon, belonging to the cult of money-worship, wherein shoppers regularly attend and give their financial support.

4. Converting the natives' reservation lands into casinos and gambling havens, proceeds going to charitable purposes such as hospitals, schools and municipal halls is all right.

5. Everyone can be sure that their sin will find them out.

6. There are not many movements which advance anti-sexual pollution causes.

7. As long as the government is earning much from legalized gambling, and the money to be used in helping the poor, there is nothing wrong with that.

8. Mad-cow disease, chicken disease and mad-fish disease are notorious examples of penalties on those governments which condone legalized gambling for charity.

9. The best advice you can give to a compulsive gambler is that he must stop immediately, after winning the jackpot.

10. It would be wrong to stop gambling without having recovered what one has lost previously.

11. A shrewd gambler can really beat the system by winning overall, aside from getting all the freebies.

12. The first reactions which one, who just won the state lottery, could expect from among his friends and relatives, who were not given enough shares of the winnings, are threats of blackmail and violence, and even death.

13. Riches from lottery and gambling winnings bring sorrow and not happiness in the lives of the winners.

14. Many children have died because the money intended to pay for the medicines and hospitalization was lost in gambling.

15. Many are betting their only soul on the false Messiah 'Gee-Zeus' - the loaded die against those who bet on him.

16. Tithes and offerings from gambling winnings are not acceptable in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

17. Taxes must be declared and paid on gambling winnings too.

18. It is no sin to gamble especially during the wake for the dead, just to keep everyone from sleeping and boredom.

19. Many are led to commit crimes just to pay for their gambling losses covered by their personal IOU's.

20. It is all right to gamble as long as one determines beforehand how much he is willing to lose then stop when that point is reached. This way one would be just playing for the thrill of it and not for the money. There's nothing wrong with that, maybe....

21. You can gamble then take the money winnings and run, without fear of the gambling syndicates ever finding you.

22. A gambler transgresses all the Ten Commandments at the same time.

23. A gambler always loses.

24. The winner never quits, the quitter never wins.

25. The loser never quits, the winner always quits after winning.

26. Gambling is a form of robbery and stealing.

27. A gambler cannot be selected as a reliable witness or judge.

28. The first winner is the last loser.

29. Gamblers do not contribute to the common welfare.

30. It is all right to gamble as long as you donate half of your winnings to charity.

31. It would not be wise to marry someone who just won the state lottery.

32. Casinos are really curses to the community because they breed crimes, prostitution, violence and drugs dealing.

33. Bingo halls are the temples of those belonging to the cult of the bingo game and they call out their own chapter and verse numbers too.

34. Betting on basketball, football and baseball games is not gambling. It's only for more fun and excitement.

35. There is nothing wrong with gambling as long as you win. What is bad is losing, not gambling, period.

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. gambling - himur
2. work - awodah
3. worship - awodah

11. Sloths enjoy chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slander, libels, backbitings and evil reports, these being their daily dainty morsels.

'Dear brethren, don't ever forget that it is best to hearken much, speak little and not become angry; for anger doesn't make us upright, as Y┴OHU UL demands that we must be.

So get rid of all that is wrong in your life, both inside and outside, and humbly be glad for the Wonderful Message we have received, for it is able to save our souls as it takes hold of our hearts.

And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to hearken to. So never deceive yourselves. For if a person just listens and doesn't obey, he is like a man looking at his face in a mirror, as soon as he walks away, he can't see himself anymore or remember what he looks like. But if anyone keeps looking continually into Y┴OHU UL's law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will do what is says, and Y┴OHU UL will greatly bless him in everything he does.

Anyone who says he is a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) but doesn't control his sharp tongue is just deceiving himself, and his religion isn't worth much.- - YAOHUcaf (Jacob -James) 1:19-26

'If anyone can control his tongue, it proves that he has perfect control over himself in every other way. We can make a large horse turn around and go wherever we want by means of a small bit in his mouth. And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are powerful.

So also the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A great forest can be set on fire by one tiny spark. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is full of wickedness, and poisons every part of the body. And the tongue is set on fire by hell itself, and can turn our whole lives into a blazing flame of destruction and disaster.

Men have trained, or can train, every kind of animal or bird that lives and every kind of reptile and fish, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is always ready to pour out its deadly poison.

Sometimes it praises our heavenly Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father), and sometimes it breaks out into curses against men who are made in the likeness of Y┴OHU UL.

And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Dear brethren, surely this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out first with fresh water and then with bitter water? Can you pick olives from a fig tree, or figs from a grape vine? No, and you can't draw fresh water from a salty pool.' - YAOHUcaf (Jacob - James) 3:2-12

'Don't criticize or speak evil about each other, dear brethren. If you do, you will be fighting against Y┴OHU UL's law of loving one another, declaring it is wrong. But your job is not to decide whether this law is right or wrong, but to obey it. Only He who made the law can rightly judge among us. He alone decides to save us or ruin. So what right do you have to judge or criticize others?' - YAOHUcaf (Jacob - James) 4:11-12

'Don't grumble about each other, brethren. Are you yourselves above criticism? For see! The Great Judge is coming. He is almost here.' [Let Him do whatever criticizing must be done.] - YAOHUcaf (Jacob -James) 5:9

'But most of all, dear brethren, do not swear either by heaven or earth or anything else; just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned for it.' - YAOHUcaf 5:12

'But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every idle word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you in Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 12:36-37

'Never criticize nor condemn - or it will all come back on you. Go easy on others; then they will do the same for you.' -Luke 6:37

'Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before Y┴OHU UL. Y┴OHU UL is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.' - Ecclesiastes 5:2

'The tongue of the wise is health.' - Proverbs 12:18

'A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.' - Proverbs 15:4

'Death and life are in the power of the tongue.' - Proverbs 18:21

'A soft tongue breaks the bone.' - Proverbs 25:15

'Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.' - Proverbs 19:1

'A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.

A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to man's inmost parts.

One who is slack in his work is brother to one who ruins.' - Proverbs 18:6-9

'A fool finds no pleasure in comprehension but delights in airing his own opinions.' - Proverbs 18:2

'The sluggard says, 'There is a lion on the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!'

As a door turn on its hinges, so a sluggard turn on his bed.

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.

Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passerby who meddles in a quarrel not his own.

Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, 'I was only joking!'

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.

As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.

Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.

Though his speech is charming, do not believe him for seven abominations fill his heart.

His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a boulder on someone, it will roll back on him.

A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.' - Proverbs 26:13-28

'Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.' - Proverbs 27:2

'He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.' - Proverbs 28:23

'He who speaks slander is a fool.' - Proverbs 10:18

'Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure.' - Tehillim (Psalms) 101:5

'For there is nothing secret that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said in Luke 8:17

'If you brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not hearken, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony or two or three witnesses.'

If he refuses to hearken to them, tell it to the Oholyao (Congregation); and if he refuses to hearken even to the Oholyao (Congregation), treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you in Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 18:15-17

'A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.' - Proverbs 26:28

'A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word agitates to anger.' - Proverbs 15:1

'If the boss is angry with you, don't quit! A quiet spirit will quiet his bad temper.' - Ecclesiastes 10:4

'Don't eavesdrop!' - Ecclesiastes 7:21

'A liar listens to a naughty tongue.' - Proverbs 17:4

'Whoever would love life and see blessed days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do right; he must seek peace and pursue it.' - 1 Peter 3:10-11

'Laziness lets the roof leak, and soon the rafters begin to rot.' - Ecclesiastes 10:18

'Never curse the king (authority, leader), not even in your thoughts; nor the rich man, either; for a little bird will tell them what you've said.' - Ecclesiastes 10:20

'It is pleasant to hearken to wise words, but a fool's speech brings him to ruin. Since he begins with a foolish premise, his conclusion is sheer madness. A fool knows all about the future and tells everyone in detail!' - Ecclesiastes 10:12-14a

'Better to live in the desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.' - Proverbs 21:19

'Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.' - Proverbs 21:9

'He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.' - Proverbs 21:23

'For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.' - Romans 10:10

'Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to Y┴OHU UL.' But I tell you: Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is Y┴OHU UL's throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Yaoh˙shuaoleym (Jerusalem), for it is the City of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one (ha-satan).' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:33-37

'You shall not misuse the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU your UL, for Y┴OHU UL will not hold anyone guiltless (not punishable) who misuses His Sh˙am (Name).' - Deuteronomy 5:11

'Have faith in Y┴OHU UL....I tell you the truth, if anyone SAYS to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he SAYS will happen, it will be DONE for him.' - Mark 11:22-23

And now from the deutero-canonicals:

'Avoid idle talk, and you will avoid a lot of trouble. Never repeat what you hear, and you will have no regrets. Don't tell it to your friends or enemies unless it would be sinful to keep it to yourself.

Whoever hears you will take note of it, and sooner or later will hate you for it.

Have you heard a rumor? Let it die with you. Be brave! It won't make you explode. A stupid person trying to keep a secret suffers like a pregnant woman in labor pains. Any time he hears a secret, it's like an arrow stuck in his leg.

If you hear that a friend has done something wrong, ask him about it. Maybe it isn't true. If it is true, he won't do it again. If you hear that a neighbor has said something he shouldn't, ask him about it. Maybe he didn't say it. If he did, he won't say it again.

If you hear something bad about a friend, ask him about it. It might be a lie. Don't believe everything you hear. A person may say something carelessly and not really mean it. Everyone has sinned in this way at one time or another.

If you hear something that makes you angry with your neighbor, ask him about it before you threaten him. Leave the matter to the Law of the Most High.' - Wisdom of ben Sorcha 19:6-19

'Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or 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 rejoices 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 remain firm in defending him.' - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now sets you free from chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports and also from laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts.

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your QUIET, diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, peaceful, quiet, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the vices of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, now and always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Prince of Peace, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully and lovingly serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Prince of Peace.

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You will apply the principles in Man-Y┴OHU 18:15-17 whenever another believer sins against you. Go to him and show him his fault just between the two of you, FIRST. You won't go telling one or two others unless you have gone to see him FIRST.

You will not entertain complaints from those who allege that they were offended unless they have FIRST gone to see the alleged offender in the spirit of brotherly love and reconciliation.

You will now put into practice living a QUIET life. Diligently, kindly, lovingly and QUIETLY serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

You will now stop hearkening to rumormongers, warmongers, evil reports, slanders and defamations, from others or suggested by evil spirits in the mind.

Your 'Yes' will simply be 'Yes' and your 'No' will simply be 'No' - anything beyond that means something is wrong.

You will practice to defend your loved ones, your authorities and those whom Y┴OHU UL has placed under your care and responsibility, knowing that the enemy is the wrongful accuser of the brethren.

The wicked accuse, the upright defends.

You will, from now on, please avoid saying negative statements that are detrimental to others or to your own well being. Please practice speaking only what Y┴OHU UL says in His written Word about and in every given situation, but only when impelled to speak by the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you.

Whatever you SAY, and don't doubt, will be DONE for you. So please be very careful about anything you say.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Prince of Peace and Quietude.

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'Death and life are in the power of the tongue.' - Proverbs 18:21

'This should be your ambition: to live a QUIET life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim will trust as well as respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

'Dear brethren, don't ever forget that it is best to hearken much, SPEAK LITTLE and not become angry; for anger doesn't make us upright, as Y┴OHU UL demands that we must be.' - YAOHUcaf (Jacob - James) 1:19-20.

'But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every idle word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.' - Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA spoke in Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 12:36-37.

'For the Word of Y┴OHU UL is living and effective. 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

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Telling others the truth against someone is not bad as long as what you say are really true.

2. Slander is telling others the truth about someone but with the intention of ruining his name and reputation.

3. Sluggards are fond of spreading rumors and slanders because their lips are idle and therefore often used by ha-satan as his mouthpieces.

4. Sloths are akin to those who smear the reputations of others.

5. Idle words are words which do not glorify Y┴OHU UL and are contrary to His written Word.

6. Impertinent 'why' queries are those spoken with the hidden intentions to argue.

7. Rumors are pleasant to hear and hearken to.

8. Rumormongering is spreading or hearkening to an event when one is not a part of the problem nor a part of its solution.

9. A person whose mind is filled with rumors, gossips and breaking news cannot do his job well for he cannot give undivided attention to what he is expected to do and finish.

10. Spreading evil reports, be it in the form of gossip or news reports, is glorifying evil and is used by ha-satan to propagate his ways and methods among many who unknowingly imitate what they usually see and hear.

11. To complain about the law is to praise wickedness.

12. 'I heard it from the grapevine,' is the phrase that warns you that it is a dainty gossip.

13. The most common introductory statement of slanders begin with, 'She is a fine person but....'

14. 'I really don't want to say anything bad against him but....' is another common opening remark of backbiters.

15. The most common victims of slanders and defamations are parents-in-law, movie 'stars' (goats) and government authorities.

16. One must keep his personal problems really 'personal' and not spread them in the workplace or somewhere else.

17. Nothing is really a secret. So you don't have to tell anyone about anything at all. Better to keep your mouth shut.

18. Sometimes, one can't really avoid eavesdropping especially when salary hikes are being discussed in the board room.

19. When your espouse or child sounds unusually romantic while talking on the phone, you have the perfect right to eavesdrop.

20. Many marriages have been broken because of 'concerned' friends, workmates, neighbors and relatives.

21. Telling the truth on the witness chair in the courts of law which ruins the reputation of and convicts the accused is slander.

22. One must never ask advice from a known gossip.

23. 'I'll tell you something but promise you won't tell anyone else....' is another byline of the rumormonger.

24. Warmongering is sowing fear, revenge and enmity among friends and relations.

25. Sowing enmity and discord among brethren is the most effective weapon in uniting the upright against the wicked.

26. Divisions and internal quarrels are caused by entertaining evil suspicions in the minds of the sloths.

27. If one believes every evil suspicion that is suggested by the enemy in his mind, sooner or later, he will be alone in seclusion with ha-satan, the father and source of lies.

28. The wicked person's mind is filled with evil suspicions, moral impurities and wickedness, and he continually suffers in torment because of them.

29. The upright person's mind is filled with noble, pure and praiseworthy thoughts.

30. The believer's meditation in his mind must always be pleasing in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

31. In the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks; evil reports come from wicked hearts; fine reports come from pure hearts.

32. When you say and doubt not that you are blessed and prosperous, it will be done unto you.

33. When you say and doubt not that you are miserable, sick and hopeless, it will be done unto you.

34. One must defend his parent even if he actually saw that he stole the neighbor's appliance. That is scriptural love.

35. Worries and doubts are the exact opposites of faith and trust.

36. Backbiting is saying something bad behind someone's back.

37. What one says in the absence of someone, he must also be able to say in his presence, to be sure that what he is saying is not slanderous.

38. The crime of Judas was that he pointedly told the truth about where Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was.

39. The best revenge against someone who spread rumors against you is to also spread contrary rumors against her. She deserves it. It's only fair.

40. Those who spread rumors against you are bitterly eager to get what you delightfully have.

41. You will only be remembered for two things: the rumors you received and the rumors you spread.

42. The mediocre talks about other people; the average talks about salaries and current events; the intelligent talks about ideas; the holy talks about Y┴OHU UL and His Word.

43. False accusation is the last stage before supernatural promotion.

44. When your boss falsely accuses you, it's time to quit.

45. The enemy always attacks those next in line for a promotion.

46. When you discover your assignment from Y┴OHU UL, you will discover who your real enemies are.

47. Crisis always occurs at the curve of change.

48. The enemy's favorite entry point into your life is always through someone close to you.

49. When Y┴OHU UL wants to bless you, he puts a person in your life. When ha-satan wants to ruin you, he puts a person in your life.

50. Many conflicts can soonest be resolved and wrongs rectified if the proper steps laid out by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in Man-Y┴OHU 18:15-17 are taken by the offended party.

51. Many have gone to jail or were deposed from their seats of authority for saying the wrong things.

52. 'Chat rooms' are the highways to poverty and immoralities.

53. Every word that you speak is recorded in a book that will someday be reviewed in your presence by the Judge of all.

54. Someone is always hearkening to you Who is capable of doing whatever you say from your heart.

55. Those who irreverently use the Sh˙am 'Y┴OHU' will surely be punished, in this life and in the next.

Archaic (not modern) Hebrew words for today:

1. shua-oleym - peace, quiet and satisfaction
2. kadashot ha-raot - evil reports; bad news
3. rachelan - gossipy
4. racheluth - gossip
5. talkative; chatty - patpatan

'He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.' - Proverbs 21:23

12. The virus of laziness will try to attack and paralyze even the most diligent, if one is not always vigilant.

'Atzlutim' or laziness is no respecter of persons.

Slothfulness can subtly attack even the most diligent among the servants and handmaidens of Y┴OHU UL, the ones who are not continually on guard against it.

Diagnosing Initial Attack and Infection -

Initial symptom of the attack of laziness is the inward stubbornness to the requirements of Y┴OHU UL for diligence and for always remaining alert and productive in our daily services to our Molkhi˙l (King) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Messiah.

Once this symptom is identified, the diligent must quickly mortify such adamant and recalcitrant attitude by walking by the Word and not by feelings or emotions.

Actions based on the written Word first, then the feelings will naturally follow. If one has to wait until he feels diligent and vigorous, the waiting may go on throughout the day, week or even months.

Realize that feelings and emotions are in the realm of the soul, and are easily controlled by the flesh with its inclination towards slothfulness. That is why it is not wise to act and behave according to one's feelings and emotions for they can be deceitful and cunning.

Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) must walk according to the written Word and at the unction and prompting of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling. To act, move and behave according to the dictates of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in accordance with the written Word, regardless of what one feels at any given moment, is the believer's best defense against the subtle attacks of indolence.

Together with this walk in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and by His Word, is the continual suppression and mortification of all the demands, appeals and lusts of the flesh usually expressed through deceptive feelings and emotions.

The believer must believe, claim, appropriate and walk in the truths of the Holy Scriptures which declare, among others, that the power of our sinful nature have been crushed when Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was impaled for our benefit. The lusts of the flesh, our body's sinful nature, the enemy and the allures of this world have no more power over every Yaoh˙shuahee (believer)! You need not obey them, and you have the power of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling to overpower them.

This is one of the vital truths wherein you must always walk on. YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!

Quick, prompt and active obedience to the promptings and leadings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' regardless of your feelings or emotions at any given time, is your best and safest guarantee against this initial subtle attack of laziness. Doing it now, not later.

Second Stage of Malignancy -

If this initial attack of indolence goes unchecked and allowed to linger, the virus will begin to entrench itself in the one who was unwary of its subtle intrusion. By his failure to overpower and mortify the initial symptom of stubbornness and disobedience to the promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling, the virus of laziness now, at this stage, has gained a foothold in him.

Once permitted to linger in one's being, laziness will then manifest the outward visible symptoms of oversleeping, overeating, self-induced fears, worries, anxieties, pleasure-seeking, extravagance, sexual lusts and so on.

The overall aim of this virus is to paralyze the person, to make him stop doing and finishing what Y┴OHU UL is expecting from him daily.

Worries, anxieties and self-induced fears are its most virulent weapons in paralyzing its victims into inaction, dormancy and deep hibernation. Worries and fears are meant to be its mind paralyzers. These are the venoms of laziness.

Heart-throbbing appeals to give in to sexual urges are meant to drain the victim's energy and vigor, so he won't be able to be creative and productive, making his mind reprobate and dull. This is the manifest evidence that ha-satan has already put up his workshop in the victim's mind through suggestions and lewd imaginations.

Another noticeable symptom at this worse stage of infection is the making of soft choices in one's daily activities. Making soft choices connotes easy surrender, lack of determination to overcome obstacles, getting easily discouraged and small tasks become seemingly huge burdens and problems.

Mediocrity also becomes the rule, rather than excellence. 'At least it is better than not doing it at all,' is the rationalization given by the flesh. Slack and sluggishness become apparent in this stage.

'Mediocre' means half-baked performance. Not too bad, not too well either. Not too neat, not too dirty either. Not yet finished because it was begun late, and so on.

At this stage, the remedy available to the victim or patient is to make himself accountable to his authorities for the prompt initializing and continuing to the finish all tasks that is given him. To quickly begin and finish his daily tasks, job or chores and to report to his authorities upon completion within the designated timeline is a sure remedy.

Emphasizing the importance of time, beginning promptly and excellently finishing till completion each assigned task or job, followed by reporting to his authorities, will cure this malady of indolence at this stage.

Third Stage of Malignancy -

If still goes unchecked, this virus of indolence and laziness, subclass of the cancer of pride, will cause much deterioration in the victim's life conditions. Laziness becomes a habit at this point.

In this third malignant stage of indolence, the eventual paralysis of the body, desolation of the mind, tormenting fears and worries, and uncontrolled sexual urges are clearly noticeable to the trained eye. The victim suffers terribly at this stage of this virulent infection.

The victim also begins to pour out poisonous remarks and statements from his mouth, his tongue usually wagging, and his eyes become uncontrollably overactive, like a dog in heat.

Rumormongering, backbiting, television and games of chances become his favorite time consuming amusements. He also begins to sow intrigues and enmity around him, inviting others to argue and to quarrel. Bitterness, hatreds, offenses and evil suspicions multiply. 'I was only joking,' becomes his favorite expression, while continually meddling in the lives and work of others.

The victim then becomes an avid habitue of discos, casinos, gambling joints, bars, drug and prostitution dens and other places where the degenerate and depraved long for each other's company. Misery does love company. Backsliders and apostates are attracted to each other too! Like attracts like.

The victim also begins to be in lack. Financial pressures mount and poverty comes rushing into his life like an armed bandit. The victim then goes frantically searching and falling for 'get-rich-quick' schemes, which all fail nonetheless. He then suffers under chastisement poverty, if not total bankruptcy.

This case, at this malignant stage, requires intensive care treatment. Food must be withheld from the victim. Privileges must be curtailed and the victim must be encouraged to continually read the Word while going through extended periods of prayer and fasts.

When the patient goes hungry enough, this will impel his entire physical body to reactivate, lusts will fly out of the window because hunger would be knocking at the door, and sleep would be so unattractive. Hunger is the best antidote against the virus of laziness at this malignant stage.

The principles of reproving, rebuking and exhorting must be applied in correcting the unwary victim.

Who will deliver these unwary victims from these onslaughts of laziness, paralysis, lewdness, reprobation and depravity?

Hodayao (thanksgiving) to Y┴OHU UL it has been done by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

But how can one practically help the victim to actually walk in the deliverance wrought by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA? What are the practical steps that must be taken by the victim from hereon?

All these are given to you in true love and deep humility,

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your QUIET, diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, peaceful, quiet, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the vices of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, now and always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Prince of Peace, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully and lovingly serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Prince of Peace.

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You will please check and always be on guard against any subtle attack of the virus of indolence and laziness.

You will always be quick in obeying the promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling, never postponing but always promptly, punctually beginning, doing and finishing all your daily tasks or chores excellently, diligently, with joy, gladness and peace of heart and mind.

Always be on guard against any of the symptoms of this cancer of laziness, indolence and slothfulness.

Be accountable to your human authorities always and do avoid mediocrity.

Whatever task or chore you are doing, make sure that your last must always be your best. The last page to type, the last plate to wash, the last clothes to press, the last room to clean, the last web page to finish for the day, the last chapter in your daily Scripture reading, the last praise or worship song for the day, whatever it is, make it your personal mark of excellence that your last effort for the day is always your best labor of love unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

You must also continually and fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' in you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is your Deliverer, Healer and Protector!

You now have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'Yet some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work and wasting your time in gossiping. Be hol Sh˙am (In the Name of) Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we appeal to such people -we command them - to quiet down, get to work and earn their own living. And to the rest of you I say, dear brethren, never be tired of DOING right.' - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. I just found out NOW that I am infected with this virus of indolence.

2. You must not proclaim the original Sh˙am and the Glorious Message to others around you because you were told to be quiet.

3. Sluggards have forceful and determined willpower.

4. If one must rebel, he must rebel against the flesh and its lusts and against ha-satan.

5. Sluggards are usually those who are physically weak.

6. The sloth will be grateful if you encourage him to work harder.

7. The sluggard is really convinced that he is wise and diligent.

8. The lazy does not suffer under the stresses and pressures in this workaholic world.

9. Working hard is bad for one's physical and mental health.

10. Little surrenders and getting easily discouraged is a visible symptom of indolence.

11. The sloth is also greedy.

12. Sluggards are victims of oppression by the evil spirits of poverty whose main task is to create fear of poverty, thus negating faith in Y┴OHU UL's promises.

13. One receives in life that in which he puts his faith in and undoubtedly believes he will get.

14. Faith in Y┴OHU UL's promises is the antidote against the fear of poverty.

15. Oversleepers suffer under the torments of the fear of poverty. That is their penalty.

16. If you have a reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL and His Word, you won't have to fear anything else.

17. If one doesn't have a reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL and His Word, he will surely fear anything and everything.

18. The lazy usually begins working on his task but never finishes it.

19. Tardiness (being late) is another symptom of laziness.

20. One only becomes late because he really doesn't want to be punctual and do it on time.

21. If one doesn't make time for anything, surely he won't ever have the time.

22. Being caught in the traffic jam is no excuse for being late.

23. It is observable that employees unusually work vigorously and are punctual during paydays.

24. Sluggards are experts in submitting excuses and alibis instead of positive results and excellent accomplishments.

25. 'The dog ate my report and assignment' is a favorite alibi.

26. One sure way of helping a sluggard is to help him finish his task.

27. Tolerating laziness anywhere is giving approval to poverty and lack.

28. Poverty cannot overtake the diligent.

29. When you sense a fear of poverty, that is your signal to work the harder and sleep less, eat less so poverty won't overtake you.

30. When you sense a fear of poverty, that is your signal to begin minimizing on your expenditures.

31. Laziness is the real major cause of much problems in this world yet seldom does anyone talk about it, much less admit it.

32. There is a sleep that robs, a sleep that disables and a sleep that kills.

33. Most sluggards are also drunkards.

34. Seeking Y┴OHU UL means reading the Word, praying, contemplating on His Word, offering Him songs of praise and worship, and serving Him wholeheartedly.

35. I sought Y┴OHU UL and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

36. Many are poor because of their tongues.

37. An applicant for a job who is willing to accept any amount of meager pay is not worthy of hiring at all.

38. It is no shame to be poor, but to be lazy is.

39. If the parents are minimally lazy, the children will become excessively lazy when they grow up.

40. Train a child to become lazy and when he grows up, he will become diligent too.

41. Most of the worldly intellectuals are poor because they are intellectually proud and lazy.

42. Most people have the misconception that graduating from college guarantees future prosperity. What dreamers!

43. Those who reject the Source of all joy and blessings in life cannot expect His blessings either.

44. Life does not consist in the abundance of material wealth that one possesses.

45. What you regularly see will determine your desire; what you desire will eventually be given to you.

46. Those who do not respect your time and work disqualify themselves from a relationship.

47. You must avoid people with negative attitudes in work and in life.

48. To rectify a rumor which you spread against someone means you have to go to each one who heard about it and correct the misimpression created.

49. Enjoying the company of gluttons and drunkards will make you poor.

50. Don't look for nor expect wickedness and evil because if you do, they will, like a flood, come surging at you.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. anav - humble
2. anvao - humility
3. daluth - poverty
4. oshorulyao - prosperity
5. anavyao - meekness

'He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.' - Proverbs 21:23

13. Sluggards are experts in manipulating those around them so others will do their unfinished task or withdraw the assignments from them.

'Idle hands are ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs 16:27

'The lazy man is brother to the internal saboteur.' -Proverbs 18:9

'Y┴OHU UL loathes all cheating and dishonesty.' - Proverbs 20:23

'The lazy man yearns for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the upright love to give.' - Proverbs 21:25-26

Since we have learned that sloths are experts in avoiding work yet are so covetous to receive same generous rewards and pay justly due the diligent, habitual sloths have developed their own crafty skills in avoiding work and still be paid for not doing it.

There are ways for sluggards to avoid work and get paid at the same time, in their being wily. Among these are:

1. Postpone doing it for some other time;

2. Submit false or fictitious 'results';

3. Manipulate others to do the job or task for them, for some imagined reason or another;

4. Manipulate their authorities to withdraw the assignment from them and give it to someone else; and

5. Choose to deliberately miscomprehend the orders.

And how do they do all these? They resort to the any of the following tricks and tactics in which they have developed their expertise throughout the years.

For the sluggards, these are normal tricks of the trade of how to get the same benefits as the diligent earns but without really perspiring for them. In their own eyes, they are just being 'wise' (tricky, actually) enough. And this is at the expense and to the detriment of others who fall for their tricks.

Indeed, the absence of the sloth is far better than their presence in any given place, family or organization.

In order to achieve his wicked pursuit of avoiding actually doing the tasks, chores or jobs assigned to him, the following tactics have been the sloth's antiquated manipulation tricks:

a) By inducing those around him or his authorities to extend their misplaced mercies.

The sloth will feign weakness, be slack and slow in his job or invent alibis, and make himself look pitiful and helpless, but all in pretense and deceit. Then he or she will appeal to other's emotions to move them into showing misplaced mercy.

All these tricks are expertly done (all the dramatic facial expressions and sighs included) with the overall intention of avoiding the work or task given him or her. The one who is victimized by this 'misplaced mercy' tactic will find himself doing the job assigned to the sloth and helping those who really don't deserve to be helped. Or the boss might be induced into withdrawing the job or task assigned and reassigning it to another.

One must have the right discernment on when and upon whom to show mercy. Your best guide is Y┴OHU UL Himself. And we should never attempt to be holier than Y┴OHU UL Himself, for that would be pride.

Yes, one must help and be kind to others around the house or the workplace. This is a fine quality in everyone. But to help others is different from completely doing the tasks which are supposed to be done by others. That is already going far beyond kindness. Especially when the one seeking help does so just because he does not like to do the task by himself.

Even the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' was given to each Yaoh˙shuahee to be the believer's Comforter, Helper and Support. But the commands and orders are given to the Yaoh˙shuahee, through the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' Who helps the believer do by himself or herself the orders from Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, with the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' helping alongside. But it is the Yaoh˙shuahee or believer himself who must follow and do the orders from on high.

To attempt, in misplaced mercy, to help others by actually doing all that the other is supposed to do by himself would be an attempt to be more holier that Y┴OHU UL Himself. Being kind is different from being stupid.

But many who are overly yet mistakenly merciful are often victimized by this trick from the sloths.

So again, you may help those who are really trying their best to do and finish their tasks or chores, and this only occasionally, when they are really overloaded. But never be victimized by showing misplaced mercy on those who are only trying to trick you into completely doing his own work, task or chore. To fall for that trick is not being kind but actually being stupid.

Again, the goal of the sloth is to let others do his job or task or to manipulate his authorities into withdrawing that task or job from him and assigning it to others.

And what will the sluggard do while the victim of his trick is doing the job? He will joke himself around on his way to cashier to get his wages (for doing nothing). Pity the victim for being mistakenly merciful....who fell prey to the tricks of the sloth.

Even the sluggard himself does not know that his flesh is manipulating him to act with those tricks because he himself is deceived into believing that he is merely being 'wise' on the job.

'The lazy man won't go out and work. 'There might be a lion outside!' he says. He sticks to his bed like a door to its hinges! He is too tired even to lift his food from his dish to his mouth! Yet in his own opinion he is smarter than seven really wise men.' - Proverbs 26:13-16

There are sluggards who will wear shabby, worn-out, torn clothes and shoes on their way to begging or borrowing or asking financial support from the diligent, again, in their pursuit of appealing to the emotions of their prospects to extend misplaced mercies.

And they will use all the tricks they have learned from TV soap operas on how to appear really pitiful, even when the real reason for their need is their own laziness. So one may expect the tears, the sighs and all the dramatic effects often seen in soap operas, just to move the emotions of the prospect into giving in to their requests.

So be really kind, merciful and generous and yet wise. Be wise in your being truly merciful, kind and generous to others by avoiding the traps of the sloths in manipulating others through misplacement of mercies.

Why should your mercy, generosity and kindness be wise and according to the written Words of Y┴OHU UL?

Because by being merciful, generous and kind to the right person and on the right occasion, you are rewardable. But falling victim to the tricks of the sluggard will make a fool out of anyone and would be an encouragement to the wicked to continue in their wickedness and laziness.

To extend misplaced mercies towards the lazy is an injustice to the diligent and encourages laziness all over the workplace or in the home. It would be the result of man trying, in his pride and ignorance, to become holier than Y┴OHU UL Himself.

How will you know when and who to help among those around you and from among those who are asking for your help and support?

The best rule is never to be guided by your feelings and emotions but by the urgings and promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling tell you and lead you into making the correct conclusions, confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL, now and always.

All these are given to you in true love and deep humility,

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your QUIET, diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, peaceful, quiet, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the vices of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, now and always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Prince of Peace, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully and lovingly serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Prince of Peace.

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You will be merciful, kind, helpful and generous to all those around you, wherever you are, yet scripturally wise.

Learn how to hear and hearken to the Voice of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you Who was given to always lead you into all truth, and His Voice will never run counter to the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

That's your safest and best guarantee that all your labors of love for Y┴OHU UL are never wasted nor sown in worthless causes. Result? You are always rewardable and your seeds sown will richly multiply back to you.

You will avoid passing on your tasks, duties and chores to others. You must first do and finish your OWN work, then you may go and help others, if you want to go the additional mile.

You must realize that all the tasks that are assigned to you today comes from Y┴OHU UL Himself, and He assigned them to you because He expects you to do and finish them today. To try to pass them on to others will result in conflict with Y┴OHU UL, your Maker. Promotions in life come from Y┴OHU UL alone, please always recall.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Prince of Peace!

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y said...

'And it is true the children of the world are more clever in dishonesty than the upright are. But shall I tell you to act that way to buy friendship by cheating? Will this ensure your entry into an eternal home in heaven?

No! For unless you are honest in small matters, you won't be in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities.

And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people's money, why should you be entrusted with money of your own?

For neither you nor anyone else can serve two bosses. You will hate one and show loyalty to the other, or else the other way around - you will be excited about one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - Luke 16:8b-13

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Y┴OHU UL helps those who help themselves.

2. One can ask and receive Y┴OHU UL's mercy if he repents from sin and turns to Y┴OHU UL.

3. Y┴OHU UL is so full of love and mercy that He will never punish the wicked.

4. You must always give to all the beggars that ask from you while you're on your way.

5. Those who pretend to be poor just so they can beg from others are to be pitied.

6. There is always someone in the workplace who always looks pitiful that others are always doing his job for him.

7. 'Misplaced mercy' means an emotional outpouring of pity on someone who doesn't deserve to be pitied at all.

8. There are those who pity forsaken animals more than the paupers on the road. This too is misplaced mercy.

9. If one does not work, neither shall he eat.

10. Convicted criminals who have committed heinous crimes must be shown mercy too and must not be given the death penalty.

11. Mercy without justice will lead to moral decay and wickedness.

12. Justice must also be tempered with mercy.

13. Y┴OHU UL, in His mercy and love, will forgive and freely pardon ha-satan and his evil spirits too, someday, maybe.

14. Y┴OHU UL is merciful and full of love and so everyone will get to heaven!

15. The wise authority will assign each load according to each one's capabilities. 'The load according to the camel,' as the saying goes.

16. When you haven't done what is yours, why want to do other's work?

17. When you wake up, get up!

18. If a man does not rise, he falls.

19. A person will show no mercy, then plead to Y┴OHU UL for mercy.

20. If you are truly merciful, the Merciful One will truly be merciful to you.

21. Who is merciful to the merciless will be merciless to the merciful.

22. Man was not brought into this world to enjoy himself.

23. Sluggards are question marks in the Book of Life, and we know not why and wherefore they are here on earth.

24. Man was created to learn wisdom.

25. The sloth believes that if he leaves an E-Mail unread long enough, it will answer by itself.

26. Review your lesson twice the next day, for each time you will discover something you did not know before.

27. When people do not appreciate a fine authority, they get a wicked leader instead.

28. A lazy person is like a cow's manure, everyone flees from its stench.

29. You must not ask advice from a sluggard regarding much work.

30. A sleeping cat doesn't catch the rat.

31. Fear is not the cause of indolence, but indolence is the cause of fear.

32. A joking sluggard lifts his voice in laughter, but a wise man merely smiles in silence.

33. It is more difficult not to work than to work.

34. The best form of prayer for blessings and prosperity is work.

35. As the eye needs light to see, so the soul needs labor and work in order to comprehend.

36. Hard work is the cure for most ills.

37. If you have no regular work, find something honest to do -perhaps in a neglected yard or field.

38. Man dies when he stops working.

39. Only manual work can make you blessed.

40. Man is born to work.

41. 'In working you shall eat all the days of your life,' is written in the first chapters of Genesis.

42. The drive for relentless work is one of the fundamental productive forces.

43. Man is honored for his wisdom, but loved for his kindness.

44. To study and forget is like bearing children and burying them.

45. The sweetest revenge is to forgive.

46. Guard against heavy meals; more heinous than homicide is suicide.

47. The glutton's appetite consumes his finances and washes down his savings.

48. A workman given to drinking will never become rich.

49. Doubt is the father of laziness.

50. He who doubts is damned.

51. To show misplaced mercy to the lazy is to be unjust to the diligent.

52. If misplaced mercies towards the lazy go unchecked and uncorrected, eventually, all the workers will become lazy.

53. Showing misplaced mercies towards the lazy is encouraging slothfulness in the workplace or in the home.

54. A man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. tavlib - kind
2. rukhamul - merciful
3. naodab - generous
4. kesil - stupid
5. peti - foolish

'A gossip goes around spreading rumors, while a trustworthy man tries to quiet them.' - Proverbs 11:13

b) By seducing and sexually arousing their intended victims so they will do his task or withdraw the assignment from him.

This is one of the most-effective weapons of the sloth into enslaving others to do his own work for him, get paid for it and, in pride, really feel 'wise' about the whole thing.

So they wear the most-seductive clothes, give much over attention to their physical appearances, speak seductive words, send subliminal sexual messages and seduce their unwary victims into 'helping' them do and finish their daily tasks, while offering cheap thrills in return.

Those who are sexually immoral are the easy preys for this seduction tactic of the sloths. The most common example of this are employees who offer their bosses cheap sexual thrills with the implied condition that they can do as they please on the workplace.

The sloths make themselves overly attractive sexually because of their mistaken belief that the attractive and seductive must be served by those around them who are not, including their bosses. And many among the ignorant do get victimized by this common trick of the sluggards.

Defrauding their workmates or bosses is their stock in trade. You have seen this kind of sloths in many offices or organizations. They are well-dressed, well-manicured, well made-up, with fashionable hairdos and seductive looks, but lacking the abilities and skills required in the positions they are supposed to be working in.

And everyone around is doing their jobs for them. They choose which tasks they will or won't do, or else, no one gets to see or taste his or her daily dose of cheap sexual thrills.

Disappointing but true, there are those in managerial positions who also fall victim to this trick of the sloths. Result? Financial problems surely follow, with bankruptcy not far behind.

Why? Because they allowed the sexual seductions of the sloths to creep into their organization or workplace with its accompanying poverty and bankruptcy.

Don't be deceived, but be wise under the tutelage of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, your Protector from the tricks of the sluggards.

Those who know the difference between being kind and being stupid will never fall for these cheap tricks from the sloths. But the upright pray for the sluggards too, that they may repent and be delivered also.

Those who do their jobs or chores dutifully as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, with pure hearts and minds, never become victims of all kinds of seductions from the enemy.

Diligent and morally pure servants of Y┴OHU UL are always safe from all enemy attacks of every kind, guaranteed by the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

How will you know when and who to help among those around you and from among those who are asking for your help and support?

The best rule is never to be guided by your feelings and emotions but by the urgings and promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling tell you and lead you into making the correct conclusions, confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL, now and always.

All these are given to you in true love and deep humility,

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your quiet, diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, with purity of mind and heart, daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with purity and gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, purity, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, peaceful, quiet, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the vices of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all kinds of lusts, now and always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Prince of Peace, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all kinds of lusts, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully and lovingly serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Prince of Peace.

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You will begin developing moral purity in you and be wary of sloths who try to seduce others to enslave them into doing their tasks for them.

Always recall that promotion and advancements in life and anywhere else depends on Y┴OHU UL alone, and not on others.

Those who really want to conquer, win and prosper in life will diligently apply the principles given by Y┴OHU UL for upright serving and living.

Those who do not apply the principles of Y┴OHU UL's Word really do not want to succeed and prosper His way. Those who dislike wisdom love poverty and death.

Many others claim that they really want to live victoriously in this life in Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom and in His ways but their actions speak so loud that no one can hear what they are saying.

And you are not like that. One's real deep convictions, beliefs and desires are revealed not by what he says but by what he actually does.

>You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Prince of Peace!

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'For there is going to come a day of wrath when Y┴OHU UL will be the just Judge of all the world. He will give each one whatever his deeds deserve.

'He will give eternal life to those who patiently do the will of Y┴OHU UL, seeking for the unseen glory and honor and eternal life that He offers.

'But He will terribly punish those who fight against the truth of Y┴OHU UL and walk in evil ways - Y┴OHU UL's anger will be poured out upon them.

'There will be sorrow and suffering for Jews and Gentiles alike who keep on sinning.

'But there will be glory, honor and peace from Y┴OHU UL for all who obey Him, whether they are Jews or Gentiles, for Y┴OHU UL treats everyone the same.

'He will punish sin wherever it is found.' - Romans 2:5b-12a

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Those who use their physical bodies in seducing others into sexual immoralities are patients in cancer wards waiting in line to check in.

2. Where there is free love and free sex, sexually transmitted diseases abound.

3. A wise bachelor looking for a dutiful housewife must give preferences to those with well-manicured hands and in fancy dresses.

4. When a seducer kisses you, check your wallet.

5. Those who are eager for cheap sexual thrills soon become poor.

6. There is always someone in the workplace who always looks unusually sexy that others are always doing his job for him/her.

7. Defrauding means luring someone sexually even though illicit.

8. Of ten measures of sexual lusts which came from hell, the sluggards took nine.

9. Of ten measures of gossip which came upon the world, women took nine and a half.

10. One who is sexually romantic to all is bad to all.

11. He who made this one rich can make him poor, and He who made that one poor can make him rich.

12. Y┴OHU UL is He Who gives you the ability and power to be enriched in everything.

13. The sloth thinks that all others are sloths too.

14. The upright fear only Y┴OHU UL.

15. An unjust boss loves best his worst but sexy employee.

16. A seducer's punishment is that no one really believes him or her even when he is really telling the truth.

17. To have slothful seducers in the workplace is like turning it into a beauty parlor or a disco.

18. The eyes are used in flirting and seduction and so they must therefore weep.

19. Envious wives will ruin their husbands.

20. An enemy is not hidden in adversity.

21. Diligence is the right hand of success.

22. Man was brought into this world to enjoy himself sexually.

23. Sluggards who use sexual seductions are wolves in sexy clothing.

24. Sexual lust is like a forest fire, it spreads, consuming and ruining everything in its way.

25. Sexual lust blinds the wise.

26. Review your lesson twice the next day, for each time you will discover something you did not know before.

27. The fruit of sexual lust and immorality is poverty.

28. Remember your end and you will always do right.

29. Those who love to oversleep have no right to fear death.

30. Better die unmarried rather than chase after men.

31. A worm can enter an apple only when it begins to rot, and so does sexual lust in anyone.

32. He who is married must be contented with his spouse.

33. Sexually seducing others is rebelling against Y┴OHU UL.

34. Pride will keep a poor man poor throughout his life.

35. One who engages in sexual immoralities is an abomination in the eyes of Y┴OHU UL.

36. One must not compete with evildoers.

37. Purity of mind and heart is the genius of prosperity; filth, lust, smut and pornography, of poverty.

38. Sickness and poverty are found in the houses of the lewd and sexually immoral.

39. No impure thoughts come from heaven.

40. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

41. Getting an advantage at the expense of another - that is the meaning of graft and corruption.

42. Poverty is an effective teacher in diligence.

43. You can confide a secret to a gossip, but be sure to cut off her tongue.

44. Three hate their own kind: dogs, roosters and prostitutes.

45. The person who is always watching for his own gain is a traitor at heart.

46. He who thinks himself more blessed because he enjoys benefits which others do not...is ignorant of true blessedness.

47. If you wish to be pure in mind and heart, guard your senses.

48. Avoid sexual pollutions by day and you will avoid sexual immoralities by night.

49. Do not seek advice about moral purity and marital fidelity from sexually seductive persons.

50. People, in general, but more particularly the insane, love to talk about themselves and are very talkative.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. hodshuayao - purity
2. min - sex
3. atzluth - sloth
4. taavot le min - lust for sex
5. patpatan - talkative; chatty

'For Y┴OHU UL has not called us to be dirty-minded and full of lust, but to be holy and clean.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:7

c) By inventing or creating real or imagined problems or bringing their personal problems and making these as excuses for not doing to completion the tasks assigned to them.

We must always recall that the sluggard is always on the lookout for excuses and alibis which he or she could readily use in order to avoid doing his or her job to completion. Work avoidance is the trademark of the lazy - please always bear this in mind.

Another common ploy of the wily sluggard is to create problems or to bring their personal problems into the workplace.

We have also learned that the path of the lazy is thorny and that he is the brother to the destroyer. Aside from physical office or factory or household equipment that unusually gets ruined once the sluggard takes hold of them, the lazy also has the wizardry in manufacturing monumental problems out of nothing. Another apt term for this is 'witchcraftmanship.'

Once the problem is recognized by those around him, he begins to fret and make a big fuss about it then use that fictitious problem as the excuse for not doing his task or chore.

If there is no problem, he or she could easily create one, anytime. Or, most commonly, make her personal problems the problem of the workplace too, by spilling out details of her personal problems in the workplace. It may be about her spouse, her children, her moods and feelings, her landlady, neighbor, dog, cat or anything that may be a fine subject of the 'problem for the day' in the regular office menu of the sloth.

The purpose is to get the sympathy of others to the point where others would do the job for her or perhaps the boss would reassign the task to someone else who has no problem for the day. Watch out, the lazy is looking for an excuse and alibi to avoid work!

Personal problems must be kept as such - PERSONAL. Once a paid employee or anyone engages himself in actively and diligently serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, all his personal problems must be set aside in order that one may be able to give out his best to his authorities, by rendering honest labor deserving honest pay.

In the workplace, in the home or in any relationship, the one who always claims to have a 'problem' is the one who seeks to control the events in any given predicament.

Even an the assembly line, the problematic worker stops every motion in the workplace. In a work team, the one who claims to have a problem gets the attention of everyone in the team. At home, the one with the problem also gets the attention. And the sluggard knows this and utilizes this to his or her own advantage and benefit.

So the lazy is cunning and crafty in creating or imagining problems, just to get the attention of everyone, in pride, and control the situation. In any relationship, the one who claims to always have a problem is the one seeking to control the others. This is called mental seduction.

That is why Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was wise enough never to fall for this trick. He did not walk according to where the problems lie but according to the dictates and orders from on high, from Y┴OHU AB┌ in heaven. When YAOHUkhanam the Immerser was arrested and beheaded, problems indeed, but these did not move Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to rush into the problems.

There are several events in the Holy Scriptures where you can discern this particular wisdom of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, in never walking after the problems. Because if He did, then He would easily be led by ha-satan himself who would just have to create a problem here and there and use them to lure Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA into walking away from Y┴OHU UL's perfect will and orders for any given day. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is kind but wise too. He applied the principles of kindness and rectitude within Y┴OHU UL's precepts of wisdom. And so must you....

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA never went trying to solve every problem that was brought to His attention. He listened and obeyed only to what Y┴OHU UL commanded Him and so He was always safe from the tricks of the enemy. And so are you....

Many are distracted in their daily dedication to their tasks or jobs because of some serious personal 'problems' of some sluggards in the office, workplace or at home. But those who are diligent must realize that they are not part of the causes nor the solutions to these problems of the day announced by the melodramatic sloths. And so those alleged 'problems' (usually personal problems; rumors) are none of the diligent's business.

'Yanking a dog's ears is no more stupid than interfering in matters that are none of your business.' - Proverbs 26:17

Do you know what happens when you yank a dog by its ears? If you don't want that to happen to you, then follow this rule from Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA plainly spoken to you:

'This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Yaoh˙shuahim will trust as well as respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.' - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

The sinister, unspoken and hidden motive of the sluggard is to get the attention of everyone (pride in the spotlight!), make the personal problem as his or her excuse for not doing her job, and convince others to do the job for her or the boss might even be sold to the idea that her tasks be reassigned to another employee or worker who does not have a 'problem' for the day.

See how cunning and damnable the hidden tricks of the sloths are! No wonder they are called 'internal saboteurs.'

And we are here assuming only one sluggard in a particular place. Imagine the resulting destruction and confusion in having two or three of them in a given milieu. Indeed, the absence of sluggards is much better than their presence!

Another sinister, unspoken and hidden motive (or modus operandi) of the sluggard is to sow enmity, quarrels, bitterness and hatred around him (or her) by inducing his fellow workers or household companions to take up offenses against another whom he claims to have offended him or has this or that bad character trait. Actually, his usual targets are those who don't fall for his tricks and those who don't do his job for him.

Again, the lazy uses 'problems' to control everyone. He introduces himself as a guest in the workplace or in the home then continues to behave as if he were the owner, the boss and the host. Host carrier of the virus, maybe.

The ignorant who fall prey to the tactics and tricks of the sluggard are often emotionally moved to take up offenses in favor of the sloth in his backbitings and against the sorry victim for the day - the 'uncooperative' one who does not do his job for him.

'Evil words ruin. Honest skill rebuilds.' - Proverbs 11:9

Only the stupid would take up offenses against another. Your problems are limited only to those which involve your job, your personal life, your family, your own behavior, your relationships with those in your family, authorities and Y┴OHU UL.

The jobs, personal problems, families, spouses, laundry, dogs, cats and homes of others are NOT your problems. If they are not your problems, then they have no right to remain in your mind nor in your thinking. They are none of your business!

If only one would always mind his own business and never meddle in other people's personal lives and family affairs, it would indeed lead to a quiet life, peaceful mind and a pacified heart.

The reason why others seem to suffer much is because they carry loads not their own, passed on to them by the sloths in gossip, backbitings and rumormongering. And they were passed around as 'problems' of so-and-so. Some harbor deep anger and resentment against another just because the sloth said this and that against him, and he immediately took up offense against the victim of the day's backbiting lunch hour.

The boss is another potential target of the sluggard's backbiting coffee break, if he refuses to unload the sloth with the heavy tasks that was given him, despite his or her deep personal 'problems' for that day. Beware of the talkative sloth!

The Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) has no problems because he always casts all his cares and burdens unto Y┴OHU UL, while he continues serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA diligently daily, working quietly and minding his own business, never meddling in other people's lives and affairs.

Therefore, from now on, you must always beware of those who claim to have 'problems' for the day. Be very discerning in every case and if the problems are serious enough, still they are none of your business because you are not part of the causes nor the solutions to the alleged 'problem' of the day. So the alleged 'problem' of the day is actually the 'gossip' of the day. 'Rumors' taking the disguise of 'problems.' Another replacement tactic from the bottomless pit.

Just pray for them and leave everything in Y┴OHU UL's hands. Then continue with your own work, minding your own business and never take up offenses against another whether you know or don't know the truth, it is stupid to take up offenses against another. Just simply continue doing your own work delightfully unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, for He is the One Whom you are really serving.

'Taking up an offense' means you feel and behave as if the offense was actually done to you when, the fact is, you are not a real victim of the alleged offense at all! The truth is, the person who committed the alleged offense has not done anything wrong against YOU. He may or may not committed an offense against another but that is none of your business!

So the one who takes up an offense is a hypocrite or a pretender. Why? Because he pretends to have been offended when, the truth is, he has never actually been a victim of the alleged offense at all. He is nothing but a meddler or a busybody involving himself into other people's affairs and lives.

Only the real victim of a real offense has the right to feel offended and to forgive and release the offender. Someone who is not a real victim of an offense has no right whatsoever to feel offended nor has he the capacity to forgive and release the offender because he has nothing to forgive, in the first place, because nothing was done to him at all! He just heard about it from the grapevine of the sloths.

Only the offended party or victim has the right to grant forgiveness and release to the offender. Not anyone else.

See the stupidity of taking up an offense against someone!

But how about those involving crimes where the victims are dead? In crimes, the offended party is the state. That's why in criminal cases, the complainant is not the victim but the whole state or country. 'The State of Israel versus John Doe' - is the heading. That's how serious and offensive crimes are.

Yaoh˙shuahim (believers), on the other hand, immediately forgive and forget, bless and deal kindly with those who offend them, for that is part of the believer's calling. We never seek revenge nor harbor bitterness against someone, much less take up an offense. We always pray that Y┴OHU UL will forgive and bless those who offend us.

We have a portion of the Mind of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who has made us wise enough never to fall for, nor even hearken to those gambits of the slothful backbiters and gossips. We never return evil for evil. We do not allow ourselves to be overcome by evil but we always overcome evil with rectitude, kindness and love of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA in our hearts. That's why we always win!

How will you know when and who to help among those around you and from among those who are asking for your help and support?

The best rule is never to be guided by your feelings and emotions but by the urgings and promptings of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling tell you and lead you into making the correct conclusions, confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL, now and always.

All these are given to you in true love and deep humility,

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are dignified in your quiet, diligent, honest labor of love as you serve Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, with purity of mind and heart, daily!

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, completely, promptly, excellently and with purity and gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions and fallacies of the enemy! YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all forms of lusts into Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, purity, diligent service and prosperity!

And you are now all diligent, peaceful, quiet, wise, joyful and honest servants and handmaidens of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'Then they asked Him, 'What must we do to do the works Y┴OHU UL requires?'

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'The work of Y┴OHU UL is this: that you believe in the One He has sent.' - YAOHUkhanam (John) 6:28-29

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

You are free, you are delivered and you are rescued from the vices of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all kinds of lusts, now and always!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Prince of Peace, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

You have been inoculated against the viruses of chat, gossip, rumormongering, warmongering, slanders, libels and evil reports, laziness, oversleeping, greed, idolatries, gluttonies, sexual immoralities and all kinds of lusts, and so all of you are therefore, TODAY and for always, vigorously diligent and safe from them all, delightfully and lovingly serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Prince of Peace.

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You will now remove all the cobwebs in your mind, if any, and weed out all those 'problems' which do not rightfully belong to you. You must not covet other people's problems and gossips, much less harbor them in your hearts and minds.

You will avoid hearkening to rumors and backbitings; never take up an offense against anyone. And remove any bitterness against your fellowmen which in the past were sown by means of taking up offenses, yet you were not a victim at all.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you to always teach you and lead you into all truth.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Prince of Peace!

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'So get rid of your feelings of hatred. Don't just pretend to be upright! Be done with dishonesty and jealousy and talking about others behind their backs. Now that you realize how kind ha-Molkhi˙l (King YAOH┌SHUA) has been to you, put away all evil, deception, envy and fraud. Long to grow up into the fullness of your salvation; cry for this as a baby cries for its milk.' -1 Peter 2:1-3

'Let Y┴OHU UL have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.' - 1 Peter 5:7

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. From now on, I will keep my personal problems personal.

2. From now on, I will never take up an offense against anyone.

3. I cannot forgive and release those who have never offended me at all.

4. I must be wary of those who come to me seeking help and advice for their 'problem' for today.

5. One who comes to you with his or her 'problem' is trying to control you or your relationship with him.

6. There are problems which concern you and there are problems which are none of your business and you must always carefully discern between them.

7. One favorite excuse or alibi of the sloth is, 'I'm sorry but I have some personal problems today, sir.'

8. I never take up an offense against my in-laws.

9. Now I realize how crafty and wily those sluggards are.

10. People, in general, but more particularly the insane, love to talk about themselves and their 'problems' and are very talkative.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. baayot - problems
2. ein baayot - no problems
3. elbon - offense
4. solkhayao - forgiveness
5. zan; zana - male prostitute; female prostitute
6. patpatan - talkative; chatty

'Telling the truth gives a man great satisfaction, and hard work returns many blessings to him.' - Proverbs 12:14

14. Sluggards are experts in manipulating those around them so others will do their unfinished task or withdraw the assignments given.

'Idle hands are ha-satan's workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.' - Proverbs 16:27

'The lazy man is brother to the internal saboteur.' -Proverbs 18:9

'Y┴OHU UL loathes all cheating and dishonesty.' - Proverbs 20:23

'The lazy man yearns for many things but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the upright love to give.' - Proverbs 21:25-26

'A lazy fellow is a pain to his employers - like smoke in their eyes or vinegar that sets the teeth on edge.' - Proverbs 10:26

Since we have learned that sloths are experts in avoiding work yet are so covetous to receive same generous rewards and pay justly due the diligent, habitual sloths have developed their own crafty skills in avoiding work and still be paid for not doing it.

There are ways for sluggards to avoid work and get paid at the same time, in their being wily. Among these are:

1. Postponing the doing of the task later;

2. Submitting fictitious 'results' and falsified 'reports.'

3. Manipulating others to do the job or task for them, for some imagined reason or another;

4. Manipulating their authorities to withdraw the assignment from them and give it to someone else; and

5. Choosing to deliberately miscomprehend the orders.

And how do they do all these? They resort to the any of the following tricks and tactics in which they have developed their wizardry throughout the years.

For the sluggards, these are normal tricks of the trade of how to get the same benefits as the diligent earns but without really perspiring for them. In their own eyes, they are just being 'wise' (tricky, actually) enough. And this is at the expense and to the detriment of others who fall for their tricks.

Indeed, the absence of the sloth is far better than their presence in any given place, family or organization.

In order to achieve his (or her) wicked pursuit of avoiding the actual doing of those tasks, chores or jobs assigned to him, the following tactics have been the sloth's antiquated manipulation tricks:

d) By choosing whom they will obey and pitting their authorities or bosses one against another and threatening them.

In any organization, family or workplace, Y┴OHU UL has put those who are in authority as well as those who will be under their umbrellas of protection, support, discipline, nurture and care.

We have learned that the root cause of laziness is pride and conceit. The sloths think that they are even 'wiser' than their superiors.

One of the undesirable traits and tricks of the proud sluggard is to be selective in deciding whom he or she will only obey. The sluggard will also pit one of his authority against another in order to create confusion and in the midst of it, all work and tasks are temporarily paused, to the sluggard's delight and joy.

Another hidden motive of the lazy for being selective in regard to whom he will only obey is to make his immediate authority feel inferior, guilty and ineffective. If the one holding the seat of authority is not wise enough, he might be deceived by this trick of the sluggard, and withdraw all his commands, tasks, work and assignments given. Then give in to all the whims, demands and caprices of the sloth.

Or the sluggard will subliminally threaten and send frightening remarks or signals to his superior in order to make him surrender and stop giving orders. Or if the orders are given, the threats and frightening signals are meant to prevent the superior from following up on the progress of how the task is being done and also to make the boss afraid enough to even dare to ask for the completed results.

The lazy will use others in authority or those higher ups to threaten his immediate supervisor or checker and try his best to pit them against each other.

Even at home this trick is common among children of the world. One child may follow orders only from his mother and never to the father or the other way around. And the child invents many superficial reasons why he prefers one to the other.

The proud and lazy child, employee or subordinate who plays this common trick will be giving his vote of approval to whoever treats him better, the one who does not give him tasks, job, chores, work or assignments to do. His vote of approval goes to the one who does not discipline him but gives in to all his whims and caprices. And those who are in authority, if ignorant, will be wooing for the vote of approval from this 'wise' child, employee or subordinate. The lazy subordinate becomes the boss!

'I will make little boys their leaders; mere children will govern and rule over them.' - YaoshuaYAOHU (Isaiah) 3:4

You have seen this in many offices, homes and organizations wherein the authority cannot assign big tasks or jobs to a lazy yet very threatening subordinate, out of fear. There are homes where the wives or the children rule, and the fathers have been rendered weak, mute and powerless mainly because of fears, feelings of guilt, threats and violence from the subordinates.

Those of you who rule with the power and wisdom of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA can never be victimized by this tactic of any subordinate. It is vital therefore that those holding seats of authority must be full of courage with the power and boldness of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

'For we were not given the spirit of fear, but of POWER, of love and of a sound mind.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 1:7

Those holding seats of authority must always be united in maintaining discipline and order in the organization, family or workplace and must agree never to fall prey to the divisive tricks of the lazy, tricky and disobedient subordinates, if any.

Everyone holds a seat of authority and has subordinates under his protection, discipline, support, nurture and care.

Order and commands must be followed and obeyed by all regardless of who among one's authorities gives them. The subordinate must obey and follow the orders given him through his or her chain of command flowing to him or her directly from the throne room of Y┴OHU UL.

To claim that he or she will only follow orders if coming from some personal favorite person in authority and not from you, his immediate superior, is the identifying mark of this trick of the 'wise' sluggard. And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has now opened your eyes to the truth that will set you free from this dirty tactic of the lazy.

Y┴OHU UL is in control of all those in authority and always backs up seats of authority, regardless of the personalities of those occupying them. Whoever challenges the seats of authority will surely and quickly be punished by Y┴OHU UL.

'My son, watch your step before Y┴OHU UL and the king (authority), and don't associate with rebels. For you will go down with them to quick disaster, and who knows where it will all end?' - Proverbs 24:21-22

The scriptural and best way to maintain diligence, excellence, order and submission in any home, organization or workplace is to let Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA rule through you. With Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in you, who can be against you?

Greater is the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you than all the evil spirits in this world combined!

To all you Yaoh˙shuahim, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said:

'I have given you authority over ALL the power of the enemy, and to walk among serpents and scorpions and to crush them. You will not be injured at all!' - Luke 10:19

So always use your authority in purging all kinds of laziness and tricks in your domain and walk in the power of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling in you, guided by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL, in GENTLE but firm boldness, courage, confidence, full reliance upon Y┴OHU UL, Who always watches over His Words to perform them.

You must realize that being upright and kind is different from being afraid and weak. Another replacement tactic from the enemy.

'I continually discipline and chastise everyone I love.' -Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said in Revelation 3:19

Why? So they won't be punished with the wicked in hell.

Therefore, those holding seats of authority must always be fully UNITED in promoting, encouraging and maintaining order, diligence, rectitude and discipline among the subordinates. This is the most effective weapon in subduing the divisive tactics of the proud sloths.

Y┴OHU is the UL of order, discipline and diligence.

Y┴OHU UL's will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

So never be affected by feelings and emotions of fear but always walk in the power, might, victory and boldness of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' and confirmed by the written Words of Y┴OHU UL.

'Upright men will be rescued from harm, but cheaters will surely be ruined.' - Proverbs 28:18

Orders from Y┴OHU UL must be given and followed by everyone.

Let the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling always make you full of courage, might, vigor and wisdom from Y┴OHU UL, in your daily pursuits of diligence, excellence and accomplishments, thereby glorifying Y┴OHU UL in your lives, homes, organizations and workplaces, now and always, am-nßm!

All these are given to you in true love and deep humility,

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are delivered, and you are whole!

You are bold, full of courage and vigorous in gently yet firmly instilling discipline, diligence, rectitude and excellence in your own dominion of authority under Y┴OHU UL, the Highest Authority.

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam! You really now have a portion of the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your best example in life.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the lowly Messiah, Who, in all humility and joy, took the disguise of a Servant, and served Y┴OHU UL diligently, boldly, courageously, fearlessly, completely, promptly, excellently and with purity and gladness of heart.

That's why Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a Sh˙am (Name) that is above every name.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth that sets you free from all the lies, deceptions, threats, dirty tricks and fallacies of the enemy!

YAOH┌SHUA is your Wisdom!

Looking unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the exemplary ideal and utmost goal of our faith....

Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Kaokam, the only Wise UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator)!

You have been translated from the enemy's kingdom of trickery, deception, fear and threats to Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom of peace, rectitude, light, truth, joy, love, purity, diligent service, power, victory and prosperity!

And you all are now diligent, highly-disciplined, bold, peaceful, quiet, wise, powerful, fearless, joyful and honest servant-leaders of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Messiah Who works, Who was sent by Y┴OHU UL, Who also works!

Everyone must learn to earn the bread that they eat; and to earn the rest, respite or sleep that they take.

'TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!' - Hebrews 3:15a

Now, you are free, you are delivered, you are rescued and are now therefore safe from all tricks, lies, deceptions, evil tactics, machinations, threats and fears from the enemy.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, to Whom all authority in heaven and on earth has been given, has redeemed and freed you from all the curses of the law and has made you His heirs!

Haolul-Y┴OHU (Praise Y┴OHU)!

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

Your Faith Assignments for Today:

You must begin developing in yourself TODAY the courage, fearlessness and boldness of being a wise and victorious servant-leader of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in instilling order, cleanliness, diligence, discipline and rectitude (uprightness) in your own domain of authority, in obedience to the Source of all authority in heaven and on earth - Y┴OHU UL, fearlessly doing whatever He commands you to do.

You must always fully rely upon the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' indwelling you to always teach you and empower you in doing Y┴OHU UL's will.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth. YAOH┌SHUA is the Messiah of discipline, that's why His adherents are called 'disciples.'

You have the mind of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, because you have received and accepted Him in your heart as your Life Governor, Messiah and Savior, now and forevermore. Amnao!

Someone is always guiding you Who is always ready to teach you, make you wise, lead you into all truth and greatly bless you, thereby glorifying YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in your lives!

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today:

'I want to remind you that your power must come from ha-Molkhi˙l's (King YAOH┌SHUA) mighty power within you. Wear the full armor of Y┴OHU UL so you will be able to remain safe against all the tactics and tricks of ha-satan.

'For we are not fighting against human beings made of flesh and blood, but against disembodied spirits - the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and most-evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.

'So use every piece of Y┴OHU UL's armor to resist the enemy whenever he attacks, and when it is all over, you will still be firmly in place.

'But to do this, you will need the durable belt of truth and the breastplate of Y┴OHU UL's rectitude. Wear shoes that are able to speed you on as you proclaim the Wonderful Message of reconciliation with Y┴OHU UL.

'In every battle, you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by ha-satan. And you will need the helmet of salvation and the sword of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) - which is the Word of Y┴OHU UL.

'Pray all the time and ask Y┴OHU UL for anything in line with the wishes of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA.'' - Ephesians 6:10-18a

Tips for Today....

'You servants (employees) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is ha-Molkhi˙l, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25

'Cursed is he who serves Y┴OHU UL with laziness....' - YarmiYAOHU (Jeremiah) 48:10

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

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Superiors who are easily frightened cannot rule effectively.

2. Threats from recalcitrant subordinates are empty threats.

3. The fearful authority always gives in to the most-threatening subordinate, even if he knows it is wrong.

4. Those who are disobedient to Y┴OHU UL cannot subdue disobedience from among his subordinates too.

5. There have been cases where marriages were broken because of the divisive tricks of the lazy and disobedient children.

6. Those who are rebellious against Y┴OHU UL will have, for their penalty, their subordinates as their rulers.

7. Do not make your children or your family your idol.

8. 'Thou shalt not have any idol before Me.' The word 'before Me' means anyone or anything that takes priority over Y┴OHU UL.

9. Many parents disobey Y┴OHU UL because their children wouldn't allow them to follow His commands.

10. People, in general, but more particularly the insane, are choosy of the authorities they are willing to obey, then also pit authorities against one another, threaten their superiors and are talkative too.

Archaic Hebrew words for today:

1. uzulyam - brave; full of courage
2. olfayao - champion
3. yaoqehan - obedient
4. lo-ulhim - idols; icons
5. patpatan - talkative; chatty

'Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust Y┴OHU UL means safety.' - Proverbs 11:20

How to Prosper by Conquering Laziness....

Conquer laziness by learning and practicing obedience.

'Then He (YAOH┌SHUA) returned to Nazareth with them (His parents) and was obedient to them....so YAOH┌SHUA grew both tall and wise, and was favored by Y┴OHU UL and man.' - Luke 2:51-52

'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 men whose hearts' desire is obedience to YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah.' - 2 Corinthians 10:5

'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 interested in your hearkening to Him than in your offering the fat of rams to Him.'

'For rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols....' - 1 Samuel 15:22-23a

'Anyone who obeys My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) in heaven is My brother, sister and mother!' - Matthew 12:50

'We ask that Your Kingdom will come now. May Your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven.' - Man-Y┴OHU 6:10

'Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for sinning; 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

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must we obey?

We must obey our government authorities.

'Obey the government, for Y┴OHU UL is the One Who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that Y┴OHU UL has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey Y┴OHU UL, and punishment will follow.

'For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well.

'The policeman is sent by Y┴OHU UL to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by Y┴OHU UL for that very purpose.

'Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.

'Pay your taxes too, for these same two reasons. For government workers need to be paid so that they can keep on doing Y┴OHU UL's work, serving you. Pay everyone whatever he ought to have: pay your taxes and import duties gladly, obey those over you, and give honor and respect to all those to whom it is due.' - Romans 13:1-7

'Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for Y┴OHU UL's mercy upon them; give 'hodayao' (thanks) for all He is going to do for them.

'Pray in this way for kings and all others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high responsibility, so that we can live in peace and quietness, spending our time in upright living and thinking much about our Molkhi˙l (YAOH┌SHUA).' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 2:1-2

'Remind your people to obey the government and its officers, and always to be obedient and ready for any honest work. They must not speak evil of anyone, nor quarrel, but be gentle and truly courteous to all.' - Titus 3:1-2

'Show respect for everyone. Love Yaoh˙shuahim everywhere. Fear Y┴OHU UL and honor the government.' - 1 Peter 2:17

'To complain about the law is to praise wickedness. To obey the law is to fight evil.' - Proverbs 28:4

'Evil men don't comprehend the importance of justice, but those who follow Y┴OHU UL are much concerned about it.' -Proverbs 28:5

'Young men who are wise obey the law; a son who is a member of a lawless gang is a shame to his father.' - Proverbs 28:7

'Y┴OHU UL doesn't hearken to the prayers of those who flout the law.' - Proverbs 28:9

'Just as water is turned into irrigation ditches, so Y┴OHU UL directs the king's thoughts. He turns them wherever He wants to.' - Proverbs 21:1

'My son, watch your step before Y┴OHU UL and the king, and don't associate with radicals. For you will go down with them to quick disaster, and who knows where it all will end?' - Proverbs 24:21-22

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today....

'Obey the government, for Y┴OHU UL is the One Who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that Y┴OHU UL has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey Y┴OHU UL, and punishment will follow. - Romans 13:1-2, Holy Scriptures

'Though He were a Son, yet He (YAOH┌SHUA) learned obedience by the things which He suffered.' - Hebrews 5:8

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must we obey?

We must obey our parents.

'Honor your father and mother (remember this is a command of Y┴OHU your UL); if you do so, you shall have a long, prosperous life in the land He is giving you.' - Deuteronomy 5:16

'Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because Y┴OHU UL has placed them in authority over you. Honor your father and mother. This is the first of Y┴OHU UL's Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: that if you honor your father and mother, yours will be a long life, full of blessing.' - Ephesians 6:1-3

'You children must always obey yours fathers and mothers, for that pleases Y┴OHU UL.' - Colossians 3:20

'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 miscomprehend, broke their promises, and were heartless - without pity. 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 1:28-32

'A wise youth accepts his father's rebuke; a young mocker doesn't.' - Proverbs 13:1

'Only a fool despises his father's advice; a wise son ponders upon every advice.' - Proverbs 15:5

'A sensible son gladdens his father; a rebellious son makes sad his mother.' - Proverbs 15:20

'A son who mistreats his father or mother is a public disgrace.' - Proverbs 19:26

'Cursed is anyone who despises his father or mother.' -Leviticus 27:16a

'You must respect your mothers and fathers...' - Leviticus 19:3

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today....

'Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because Y┴OHU UL has placed them in authority over you. Honor your father and mother. This is the first of Y┴OHU UL's Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: that if you honor your father and mother, yours will be a long life, full of blessing.' - Ephesians 6:1-3

True or False Queries for Today....

1. One may have several spouses (dying one after the other) and many children but only one set of real parents.

2. Both parents have an equal claim on their children.

3. A son must support his parents.

4. Parents must support their children.

5. The honor due to parents is like the honor due to Y┴OHU UL.

6. Children are unruly if their parents are untruthful.

7. What Y┴OHU UL is to the world, parents are to their children.

8. To honor parents is even more important than to honor Y┴OHU UL.

9. Some provide luxury to their parents, yet are destined to hell; others make their parents work, yet earn paradise.

10. If the comprehension of your parents fail, that's the time that children should be kind, patient and respectful.

11. It is an honor for children and parents to pray together.

12. He who brings up, not he who begets, is the father.

13. A parent loves best his worst child.

14. YAOHUsaf (Joseph) resisted the enticements of his boss's wife, because at the moment of temptation he saw his father's image.

15. When I was a boy, I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?

16. A parent's love is for his/her children; the children's love is for their children.

17. Let not a father ask his married daughter to attend to him, without first obtaining her husband's permission.

18. You must also honor your father-in-law and mother-in-law because they are also your parents.

19. Offsprings must be warned not to be dazzled by fame and fortune, wealth and riches.

20. Nothing is heavier in this life than to live with your in-laws.

21. A son-in-law who lives in the house of his father-in-law is lighter than bran.

22. No one has the right to interfere in the arguments of two people who sleep on the same bed.

23. If one in the family is a thief or an adulterer, they are all thieves and adulterers, for they will shield the sinner.

24. Despise not your mother or father when they are old.

25. Honor your parents at heart, in speech and by action.

26. Show the utmost honor to your aged parents and your rewards will be great.

27. When the lamb and the lion live together, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law will also dwell peacefully together.

28. There is no bad mother and no fine death.

29. There is yet no chair in Paradise for a fine stepmother or a fine stepfather.

30. Little children do not lie until they are taught to do so.

31. Love equally all your children. Sometimes the favored disappoint, and the neglected make you happy.

32. What a child says outside, the parents said at home.

33. One parent willingly maintains ten children, but ten children are unwilling to maintain one parent.

34. Small children bother your sleep, big children your life.

35. A small child is a pig, a big child is a wolf.

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must believers obey?

Wives must obey their own husbands.

'Yet you cover the altar with your tears because Y┴OHU UL doesn't pay attention to your offerings anymore, and you receive no blessing from Him.

'Why has Y┴OHU UL abandoned us?' you cry. I'll tell you why: it is because Y┴OHU UL has seen your treachery in divorcing your wives who have been faithful to you through the years, the companions you promised to care for and keep.

'You were united to your wife by Y┴OHU UL. In Y┴OHU UL's wise plan, when you married, the two of you became one person in His sight. And what does Y┴OHU UL want? Holy children from your union. Therefore guard your passions! Keep faith with the wife of your youth.

'For Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l (of Israel) says He hates divorce and violent men. Therefore control your passions - let there be no divorcing of your wives.' - Malachi 2:13-16

'Do you permit divorce?' they asked.

'Don't you read the Scriptures?' He replied. 'In them it is written that in the beginning, Y┴OHU UL created man and woman, and that a man should leave his father and mother, and be forever united to his wife. The two shall become one - no longer two, but one! And no man may divorce what Y┴OHU UL has joined together.'

'Then, why,' they asked, 'did Mehushua (Moses) say a man may divorce his wife by merely writing her a letter of dismissal?'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Mehushua did that in recognition of your hard and evil hearts, but it was not what Y┴OHU UL had originally intended. And I tell you this, that anyone who divorces his wife, except for fornication [Leviticus 18], and marries another, commits adultery.'

YAOH┌SHUA told them, 'When a man divorces his wife to marry someone else, he commits adultery against her. And if a wife divorces her husband and remarries, she, too, commits adultery.' - Mark 10:11-12

'The law of Mehushua says, 'If anyone wants to be rid of his wife, he can divorce her merely by giving her a letter of dismissal. But I say that a man who divorces his wife, except for fornication [Leviticus 18], causes her to commit adultery if she marries again. And he who marries her commits adultery.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:31-32

'So anyone who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'You wives must submit to your husband's leadership in the same way you submit to Y┴OHU UL. For a husband is in charge of his wife in the same way the Messiah is in charge of His body, the Oholyao (Congregation). He gave His very life to take care of it and be its Savior! So you wives must willingly obey your husbands in everything, just as the Oholyao (Congregation) obeys the Messiah.

'And you husbands, show the same kind of love to your wives as the Messiah showed to the Oholyao when He died for her, to make her holy and clean, washed by immersion and Y┴OHU UL's Word; so that He could give her to Himself as a glorious Oholyao without a single spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, being holy and without a single fault. That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves.

'For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife! No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as the Messiah cares for His body, the Oholyao, of which we are parts.

'That the husband and wife are one body is proved by the Scripture which says -

'A man must leave his father and mother when he marries, so that he can be perfectly joined to his wife, and the two shall be one.'

'I know this is hard to comprehend, but it is an exemplification of the way we are parts of the body of the Messiah.

So again I say, a man must love his wife as a part of himself; and the wife must see to it that she deeply respects her husband - obeying, praising and honoring him.' - Ephesians 5:22-33

'You wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what Y┴OHU UL has planned for you. And you husbands must be loving and kind to your wives and not bitter against them, nor violent.' - Colossians 3:18-19

'Wives, fit in with your husband's plans; for then if they refuse to hearken when you talk to them about ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA), they will be won by your respectful, pure behavior. Your holy lives will speak to them better than any words.

'Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on jewelry, or beautiful clothes, or hair arrangement. Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the enduring charm of a gentle and quiet 'rukha' (spirit) which is so valuable to Y┴OHU UL. That kind of deep beauty was seen in the saintly women of old, who trusted Y┴OHU UL and fitted in with their husband's plans.

'Sarah, for example, obeyed her husband Abruham, honoring him as head of the house. And if you do the same, you will be following in her steps like fine daughters and doing what is right; then you will not need to fear offending your husbands.

'You husbands must be careful of your wives, being thoughtful of their needs and honoring them as the weaker sex. Remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving Y┴OHU UL's blessings, and if you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers.' - 1 Peter 3:1-7

Your Memory and Contemplation Verse for Today....

'You wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what Y┴OHU UL has planned for you. And you husbands must be loving and kind to your wives and not bitter against them, nor violent.' - Colossians 3:18-19

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Someone who is of age yet still unmarried must look for and get a spouse soonest, whatever it takes.

2. Wives must obey their husbands in everything.

3. It is not fine for a man to be alone so Y┴OHU UL, the Creator, made a helpmate against him. If he is worthy, she is a helpmate; if he is unworthy, she is against him.

4. Wives must submit and obey their husbands as unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Himself, no matter how wicked his behavior is.

5. Marriage is the foundation of all morality.

6. If husband and wife are worthy, the 'ShaokanYAOHU' (shekinah glory of Y┴OHU UL) abides with them; if not, fire of passion and lust will consume them.

7. When one gets married, self-willfulness is eliminated.

8. Happiness in marriage is not a gift, but an opportunity. It is an obligation, not an experiment.

9. The chief purpose of marriage is the making of a home, the rearing of children and the working together for economic security.

10. Every woman should marry, but not every man.

11. He who marries is like marrying the Adriatic Sea; he doesn't know what's in it: treasures, pearls, poisonous sea plants and animals, unknown storms, sea serpents and so on.

12. It is better to marry than to burn in sexual lust and passions.

13. The emissary Sha˙l (Paul) said that those who are unmarried should not seek to be married.

14. Women desire to be married much more than men do.

15. A believer should only marry one who is a virgin.

16. Whoever marries a woman he does not love violates five commandments in the Ten Commandments.

17. Marry your daughter and sorrow will depart from your house, but give her to an upright man of wisdom.

18. Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

19. Man has free will in the choice of a suitable wife.

20. Men are often irresponsible in choosing a wife.

21. Marrying your daughter to a wicked man is like throwing her to a devouring lion.

22. Parents must wait until the daughter reaches the age of majority and can express her consent, before she is given in marriage.

23. A youth need not obey his parents if they urge him to marry not the girl he loves but another with money.

24. Two who quarrel often should marry one another.

25. Y┴OHU UL will not pardon him who marries his daughter to an old man, or takes a wife for his infant son.

26. Before taking a wife, investigate her brothers, for most children resemble their mother's brothers.

27. One must not set his eyes on beauty but on the family.

28. One must marry into a fine family, to ensure fine offsprings.

29. A virgin who has reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL, though poor or an orphan, is worthy to marry a king.

30. One who marries an unworthy woman is despised by the Holy One.

31. Woe to him who disqualifies his offsprings and tarnishes his family's reputation by marrying an unworthy woman!

32. Marry not a woman for her money or beauty, for these vanish quickly and the damage remains.

33. A man is forbidden to sexually cohabit with his future spouse even if it is one hour before their actual wedding.

34. Honeymoon for a month, trouble throughout life.

35. No powder, no rouge, no bridal gown, no hairdo can cover the impurity of a woman who has surrendered her virginity prior to marriage.

36. Women have the right to court men.

37. Your spouse becomes the right partner for you after marriage.

38. To have an upright wife is better than riches.

39. Home means wife.

40. One would rather dwell with a lion and a tiger than share the house with a wicked, talkative woman.

41. Even the devil himself is reluctant to bring along wicked, talkative, quarrelsome women into hell itself.

42. Those who have wicked spouses yet endure them patiently will not taste hell in the afterlife for they have suffered in it in this life.

43. A man does not physically harm his wife unless he first becomes demon possessed.

44. When a wife is ill-treated, she recalls her honeymoon or some other previous men who courted her before.

45. A man should not quarrel with his wife just to satisfy his parents.

46. It is slavery and a disgrace if a wife supports her husband.

47. One's wife is like oneself.

48. A proper wife is she that does her husband's will.

49. Those who are into full-time learning the Word must never be continually in their wive's company.

50. Wives must honor and obey their husbands so the family may be enriched.

Archaic Hebrew Words for Today....

1. shaokanYAOHU - shekinah glory of Y┴OHU UL; His presence 2. minahal - husband 3. isha - wife 4. marriage - haodshin 5. divorce - garush 6. adultery - na-afuf

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must we obey?

We must obey our employers and other secular authorities.

'You workers (employees, servants) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

'Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25, Holy Scriptures

'Servants (workers), obey your bosses; be eager to give them your very best. Serve them as you would the Messiah. Don't work hard only when your boss is watching and then shirk when he isn't looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for the Messiah, doing the will of Y┴OHU UL with all your hearts. Remember, ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) will pay you for each fine thing you do, whether you are slave or free.

'And you managers must treat your workers right, just as I have told them to treat you. Don't keep threatening them; remember, you yourselves are servants to the Messiah; you have the same Manager they do, and He has no favorites.' - Ephesians 6:5-9

'Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) workers should work hard for their bosses and respect them; never let it be said that the people of the Messiah are poor workers. Don't let the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL or His teaching be laughed at because of this. If the employer is a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer), that is no excuse for slowing down; rather they should work all the harder because a brother in the faith is being helped by their efforts.

'Teach these truths, Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy), and encourage all to obey them.

'Some may deny these things, but they are the sound, wholesome teaching of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and are the foundation for a holy life. Anyone who says anything different is both proud and stupid.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 6:1-4a

'Remind your people to...always be obedient and ready for any honest work. They must not speak evil of anyone, nor quarrel, but be gentle and truly courteous to all.' - Titus 3:1-2

'Servants (workers, employees), you must respect your bosses and do whatever they tell you - not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are tough and cruel. Praise Y┴OHU UL if you are punished for doing right!

'Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are penalized for doing wrong; but if you do right and suffer for it, and are patient beneath the blows, Y┴OHU UL is well pleased.

'This suffering is all part of the work Y┴OHU UL has given you. The Messiah, Who suffered for you, is your Example. Follow in His steps.

'He never sinned, never told a lie, never answered back when 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.' - 1 Kepas (peter) 2:18-23

'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 supper 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 17:7-10

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today....

'You workers (employees, servants) must always obey your earthly bosses, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler YAOH┌SHUA) and because you want to please Him.

'Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for ha-Molkhi˙l and not merely for your bosses, remembering that it is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, 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.' - Colossians 3:22-25, Holy Scriptures

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Those who are employed in casinos and drugs dens are also serving ha-Molkhi˙l.

2. When your boss accuses of something which you are really innocent of, you should not quit.

3. Cruel parents will also have cruel managers and employers.

4. Parents who are disobedient to Y┴OHU UL's commands will also reap disobedience from their subordinates.

5. You may continue working in any company or organization even if the owners and managers are sexually immoral.

6. You must obey your earthly bosses as unto the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA regardless of their personal immoralities and wickedness.

7. One should not continue working in any organization whose main aim is harmful to the society in general.

8. A believer must not have for his boss an unbeliever.

9. A believing employer must not hire unbelievers for his workers or employees.

10. It is unscriptural to join employees' unions.

11. Employees may go on strike against management if their policies are unfair. There's nothing wrong with that.

12. A Yaoh˙shuahee who is a government employee should all the more give his best.

13. Rest is fine if it is earned; it is bad when it becomes a preoccupation.

14. Those in authority loves and highly rewards those who are submissive and obedient.

15. Whoever employer shall smite you on one cheek, offer the other too.

16. When one opens not his mouth in protest even if under torment and injustice, then he is more upright than his tormentors, for he keeps his focus on the Most High, Y┴OHU UL.

17. Whom Y┴OHU UL prospers, you too must rejoice with.

18. To succeed, one must keep his mind awake and his passions asleep.

19. Y┴OHU UL makes His children fruitful in the land of their affliction.

20. Suffering should lead man to self-inspection...to admission of sins...and to prayer and forgiveness.

21. The vigorous are made more powerful by suffering; the weak are made weaker.

22. There is nothing better in the workplace to become productive than curbing idle talk and useless conversations.

23. Much talk surely leads to sin.

24. The greatest happiness in life is not to donate but to serve.

25. An ignorant employee believes that the whole organization exists only for him. If therefore anything happens to him contrary to his expectations, he at once concludes that the whole organization is evil.

26. Service to our Creator, Y┴OHU UL, is what we do to our neighbor.

27. You must proclaim yourself delightfully and solemnly as, 'Servant of Y┴OHU UL.'

28. The purpose of man's creation is service to the Creator, Y┴OHU UL.

29. The greatest boast one can acquire is to become a servant of Y┴OHU UL.

30. All service to Y┴OHU UL must be performed with gladness and zest, otherwise, it is not rewardable.

31. If one says, 'I'll sin again and repent again,' he will have no opportunity to repent, someday.

32. The much you have seems little; the little you haven't seems much.

33. A little sin is a big sin when committed by a big person.

34. Beautiful women without holiness are like flowers without fragrances.

35. Those whose minds are focused on Y┴OHU UL are kept in perfect peace.

36. We are not punished for our sins, but by our sins.

37. Y┴OHU UL does not punish without first giving warnings.

38. Only then is one's service to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA sincere when he wants no publicity, recognition nor praise for it.

39. Prosperity depends on our love for our neighbor.

40. A true Israelite looks upon all his property as only a means of doing what is pleasing in the sight of the Most High.

41. The upright worker promise little and perform much; the wicked promise much and perform not even a little.

42. There is no reward in life if one's work today was what remains of the work for yesterday.

43. The main difference between the Holy Scriptures and other so-called religious books is the notion of work ethic, diligence and purity.

44. The cheapest labor is that which is most productive.

45. Five productive workers can do more than fifty unproductive workers.

46. Enter not without permission your co-worker's premises, even to take something which belongs to you.

47. Who blesses and gives 'hodayao' (thanks) Y┴OHU UL in adversity will have his oncoming prosperity doubled.

48. If a Yaoh˙shuahee breaks a leg, he gives 'hodayao' (thanks) Y┴OHU UL he did not break both legs; if he breaks both, he gives 'hodayao' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL he did not break his neck.

49. It is fine to give 'hodayao' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL, for He is kind.

50. Be not like the pagans who honor their idols and gods in prosperity and curse them in adversity. In pleasure or pain, give 'hodayao' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL!

Archaic Hebrew Words for Today....

1. toqaful - endurance
2. aorokh - patience
3. tzaoholyah - joy
4. nahal - authority
5. gaborul - courage

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must you obey?

You must obey your spiritual leaders in the Oholyao (Congregation) of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

'Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and Y┴OHU UL will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report delightfully about you to Y┴OHU UL and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.' - Hebrews 13:17

'And now, a word to you elders of the Congregation. I, too, am an elder, with my own eyes I saw the Messiah dying on the stake; and I, too, will share His glory and His honor when He returns. Fellow elders, this is my plea to you: Feed the flock of Y┴OHU UL; care for it willingly, not grudgingly; not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve Y┴OHU UL.

'Don't be tyrants, but lead them by your upright example, and when the Head Shepherd comes, your reward will be a never-ending share in His glory and honor.

'You younger men, follow the leadership of the elders. And all of you serve each other with humble spirits, for Y┴OHU UL gives special blessings to those who are humble, but sets Himself against those who are proud. If you will humble yourself under the mighty hand of Y┴OHU UL, in His opportune time, He will lift you up.' - 1 Peter 5:1-6

'Undershepherds who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. For the Scriptures say, 'Never tie up the mouth of an ox when it is treading out the grain - let him eat as he goes along!' And in another place, 'Those who work deserve their pay!' - 1 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 5:17-18

'Oh, Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy), my son, be vigorous with the power the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA gives you. For you must teach others those things you and many others have heard me speak about. Teach these great truths to trustworthy men who will, in turn, pass them on to others.

Take your share of the suffering as a fine soldier of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah), just as I do, and as the Messiah's soldier do not let yourself become tied up in wordly affairs, for then you cannot satisfy the One Who enlisted you in His army.

Follow ha-Molkhi˙l's rules for doing His work, just as an athlete either follows the rules or is disqualified and wins no prize. Work hard, like a farmer who gets paid well if he raises a large crop. Think over these three examples, and may Y┴OHU UL help you to comprehend how they apply to you.

Don't even forget the wonderful fact that YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah was a Man, born into King Daoud's family; and that He was UL (All-Powerful Eternal Creator), as shown by the fact that He rose again from the dead.

It is because I have preached these great truths that I am in trouble here and have been put in jail like a criminal. But the Word of Y┴OHU UL is not chained, even though I am. I am more than willing to suffer if that will bring salvation and eternal glory in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA to those Y┴OHU UL has selected.

I am comforted by this truth, that when we suffer and die for the Messiah it only means that we will begin living with Him in heaven. And if we think that our present service for Him is hard, just remember that some day we are going to sit with Him and rule with Him.

But if we give up when we suffer, and turn against the Messiah, then He must turn against us. Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, He remains faithful to us and will help us, for He cannot disown us who are part of Himself, and He will always carry out His promises to us.

Remind your people of these great facts and command them, Ol Sh˙am (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA not to argue over unimportant matters. Such arguments are confusing and useless, and even harmful. Work hard so Y┴OHU UL can say to you: 'Well done!'

Be a fine workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when Y┴OHU UL examines your work. Know what His Word says and means. Stay clear of foolish discussions which lead people into the sin of anger with each other.

Things will be said that will burn and hurt for a long time to come. Hymenaus and Philetus, in their love of argument, are men like that. They have left the path of truth, preaching the lie that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; and they have weakened the faith of some who believe them.

But Y┴OHU UL's truth remains firm like a great rock, and nothing can shake it. It is a foundation 'eben' (sto-e) with these words written on it: 'Y┴OHU UL knows those who are really His,' and 'A person who calls himself a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) should not be doing things that are wrong.'

....Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love Y┴OHU UL and have pure hearts.

Again I say, don't get involved in foolish arguments which only upset people and make them angry. Y┴OHU UL's people must not be quarrelsome; they must be gentle, patient teachers of those who are wrong.

Be humble when you are trying to teach those who are mixed up as to the truth. For if you talk meekly and courteously to them, they are more likely, with Y┴OHU UL's help, to turn away from their wrong ideas and believe what is true.

Then they will come to their senses and escape from ha-satan's trap of slavery to sin which he uses to catch them whenever he likes, and then they can begin doing the will of Y┴OHU UL.

You may as well know this too, Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy), that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Yaoh˙shuahee (believer in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA). For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at Y┴OHU UL, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly wicked.

They will be stubborn and never give in to others; they will be continual liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be upright.

They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer having fun than worshiping Y┴OHU UL.

They will go to the Congregation, yes, but they won't really believe anything they hear. Don't be taken in by people like that....

But you know from watching me that I am not that kind of person. You know what I believe and the way I live and what I want. You know my faith in the Messiah and how I have suffered. You know my love for you, and my patience. You know how many troubles I have had as a result of my preaching the Glorious Message....Yes, and those who decide to please the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA by living upright lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate Him. In fact, evil men and false teachers will become worse and worse, deceiving many, they themselves having been deceived by ha-satan.

But you must keep on believing the things you have been taught. You know they are true for you know that you can trust those of us who have taught you. You know how, when you were a small child, you were taught the Holy Scriptures and it is these that make you wise to accept Y┴OHU UL's salvation by relying upon the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

The whole Scriptures was given to us by inspiration from Y┴OHU UL and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it rectifies us and helps us do what is right. It is Y┴OHU UL's way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to be kind to everyone.

And I solemnly urge you before Y┴OHU UL and before the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA - Who will some day judge the living and the dead when He appears to set up His Kingdom - to proclaim the Word of Y┴OHU UL immediately at all times, whenever you get the chance, in opportune time or not, when it is convenient and when it is not.

Correct and rebuke your people when they need it, encourage them to do right, and all the time be feeding them patiently with Y┴OHU UL's Word.

For there is going to come a time when people won't hearken to the truth, but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear.

They won't hearken to what the Holy Scriptures say but will blithely (merrily) follow their own misguided ideas.

Remain firm, and don't be afraid of suffering for Y┴OHU UL. Bring others to the Messiah. Leave nothing undone that you ought to do.' - Excerpts from 2 Y┴OHU-tham (Timothy) 2:1-4:5

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today....

'Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and Y┴OHU UL will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report delightfully about you to Y┴OHU UL and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.' - Hebrews 13:17

'Yet while the Messiah was here on earth, He pleaded with Y┴OHU UL, praying with tears and agony of soul to the only One Who could save Him from premature death. And Y┴OHU UL heard His prayers, because of His intense desire to OBEY Y┴OHU UL at ALL times.

And even though YAOH┌SHUA was ha-Bor (the Son) of Y┴OHU UL, He had to learn from experience what it was like to OBEY, when obeying meant suffering.

It was after He had proved Himself perfect in this experience that YAOH┌SHUA became the Giver of eternal salvation to all those who OBEY Him.' - Hebrews 5:7-9

True or False Queries for Today....

1. Undershepherds are responsible for the souls of those who belong to the Oholyao (Congregation) of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

2. Undershepherds must give diligent care to those who are within their responsible oversight.

3. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA sharply criticized the Pharisees and teachers of the Law for their wrong way of handling Temple funds.

4. Yet, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commended the poor widow for giving all that she had to the Temple treasury.

5. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not commend those who gave large sums to the Temple treasury because they gave little compared to what they actually had.

6. Those who are fed Y┴OHU UL's Word but don't support those who teach them His Word will be under Y┴OHU UL's curse.

7. Those who are fed Y┴OHU UL's Word but don't support those who teach them His Word, the Words taught will not become effectual nor bear fruit in their practical lives.

8. Yaoh˙shuahim must bring their tithes and offerings for the work of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA to ensure the continual feeding of the Word among the flock and that all their incomes will have hedges and protection from the devourer.

9. Those who rob Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings will also be victims of robbery and devouring.

10. Costly litigations, family problems, business losses and bankruptcies are sure penalties for those who rob Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings.

11. If there is a conflict of loyalty (in obedience) between your parents and the Oholyao elders, you are expected to obey your parents more than your Oholyao (Congregation) elders.

12. If your husband refuses to allow you to obey the elders of the Oholyao, you must obey your husband.

13. If the Oholyao commands you to disobey the orders of the government authorities which are contrary to Y┴OHU UL's written Word, you must of course obey the government.

14. If the husband is disobedient to the elders of the Oholyao, his wife, children and other subordinates will also be disobedient to him.

15. Family problems and troubles are often caused by robbing Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings.

16. The devourer also steals away children from parents who steal from Y┴OHU UL, or their spouses from them.

17. Those who steal from Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings will also be robbed by their authorities.

18. Many are suffering in poverty because of graft (getting money dishonestly) and corruption in the government, and this is a direct result of the people robbing the government of taxes due and robbing Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings.

19. As one measures to Y┴OHU UL, He will measure back to each one.

20. Those who steal from their government or from Y┴OHU UL are always in fear of being robbed and victimized.

21. Those who neglect their giving of their tithes and offerings to Y┴OHU UL must give in additional 25% in case they want to pay Him back of what they have stolen in the past.

22. The Scriptural way of penalizing a thief is that he must return sevenfold of what he has stolen.

23. No thief will ever be allowed to dwell in the New Yaoh˙shua-oleym (Jerusalem).

24. Ha-satan came to steal, to kill and to ruin.

25. Ha-satan's children always do the lusts of their father, which are, stealing, killing and ruining.

26. Many are poor because they are cursed due to their robbing Y┴OHU UL of His tithes and offerings.

27. The giving of tithes and offerings was part of the Mosaic Law and therefore is not applicable in this New Testament age.

28. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the High Priest of our tithes and offerings to Y┴OHU UL.

29. Abruham gave tithes to Molchizaodoq (Melchizedek) even before the Mosaic Law was instituted, and he was made prosperous in all things.

30. One may or may not believe in the Scriptural doctrine on prosperity by giving, but it doesn't change the truth a bit. Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them....

Archaic Hebrew Words for Today....

1. bokir-shua - undershepherd
2. zaokan - elder
3. cohan - intercessor
4. maoshor - tithes
5. yaoqarulyao - offerings
6. kanukyao - dedications
7. tormayul - firstfruits

Obedience -

Definition: Doing the will, orders and commands of Y┴OHU UL promptly, completely, excellently and with gladness of heart.

Whom must you obey?

You must obey your spiritual leaders in the Oholyao (Congregation) of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

'Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and Y┴OHU UL will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report delightfully about you to Y┴OHU UL and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.' - Hebrews 13:17

'A person who is pure of heart sees rectitude and purity in everything but a person whose own heart is evil and untrusting finds evil in everything, for his dirty mind and rebellious heart color all he sees and hears. Such persons claim they know the Most High, but from seeing the way they act, one knows they don't. They are rotten and disobedient, worthless so far as doing anything right is concerned.

But as for you (Y┴OHU-tham - Timothy), speak up for the right living that goes along with true belief in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.

Teach older men to be serious and unruffled; they must be sensible, knowing and believing the truth and doing everything with love and patience.

Teach the older women to be quiet and respectful in everything they do. They must not go around speaking evil of others and must not be heavy drinkers, but they should be teachers of kindness.

These older women should train the younger women to live quietly, to love their husbands and their children, and to be sensible and clean minded, spending their time in their own homes, being kind and obedient to their husbands, so that the Yaoh˙shua-kind of faith can't be spoken against by those who know them.

In the same way, urge the young men to behave carefully, taking life seriously. And here you yourself must be an example to them of upright deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect your love of the truth and the fact that you are really serious about it.

Your statements should be so sensible and logical that anyone who wants to argue will be ashamed of himself because there won't be anything to criticize in anything you say!

Urge servants (employees) to obey their bosses and to try their best to satisfy them. They must not talk back, nor steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy. In this way they will make people want to believe in our Savior and UL (the All-Powerful Eternal Creator).

For the free gift of salvation is now being offered to everyone; and along with this gift comes the realization that Y┴OHU UL wants us to turn from pagan living and sinful pleasures and to live upright, Y┴OHU-UL fearing lives day after day, looking forward to that wonderful time we've been expecting, when His glory shall be seen - the glory of our great Eternal UL and Savior YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

He died under Y┴OHU UL's judgment against our sins, so that He could rescue us from continual falling into sin and make us His very own people, with cleansed hearts and true keen desire for doing kind things for others.

You must teach these and encourage your people to do them, correcting them when necessary as one who has every right to do so. Don't let anyone think that what you say is not important.

Remind your people to obey the government and its officers, and always to be obedient and ready for any honest work. They must not speak evil of anyone, nor quarrel, but be gentle and truly courteous to all.

Once we, too, were stupid and disobedient; we were misled by others and became slaves to many evil pleasures and wicked desires. Our lives were full of resentment and envy. We hated others and they hated us.

But when the time came for the kindness and love of Y┴OHU UL our Savior to appear, then He saved us - not because we were upright enough to be saved, but because of His kindness and pity - by washing away our sins and giving us the new joy of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) Whom He poured out upon us with wonderful fullness - and all because of what YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah our Savior did so that He could declare us upright in Y┴OHU UL's eyes - all because of His great kindness; and now we can share in the wealth of eternal life He gives us, and we are eagerly looking forward to receiving it.

These things I have told you are all true. Insist and be firm on them so that Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) will be careful to do upright deeds all the time, for this is not only right, but it brings results.

Don't get involved in arguing over unanswerable queries and controversial theological ideas; keep out of arguments and quarrels about obedience to Jewish laws, for this kind of thing isn't worthwhile; it only does harm.

If anyone is causing divisions among you, he should be given a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with him, for such a person has a wrong sense of values. He is sinning, and he knows it....

For our people must learn to help all who need their support, that their lives will be fruitful.' - Excerpts from Titus 1:15-3:14, Holy Scriptures

'Will a man rob Y┴OHU UL? Absolutely not! And yet you have stolen from Me.'

'What do you mean? When did we ever steal from You?'

You have stolen from Me the tithes and offerings due Me. And so the awesome curse of Y┴OHU UL is cursing you, for your whole nation has been stealing from Me.

Bring all the tithes into the granary so that there will be food enough in My Temple, if you do, I will open up the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing so great you won't have room enough to take it all in!

Try it! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be large, for I will guard them from insects and plagues. Your grapes won't shrivel away before they ripen,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies). 'And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land sparkling with happiness.' These are the promises of Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo.

'Your attitude toward Me has been proud and arrogant,' says Y┴OHU UL.

But you say, 'What do You mean? What have we said that we shouldn't?'

'Listen, you have said, 'It is foolish to worship Y┴OHU UL and obey Him. What benefit does it give to obey His laws, and to sorrow and mourn for our sins? From now on, as far as we're concerned, 'Blessed are the arrogant.' For those who do evil shall prosper, and those who dare Y┴OHU UL to punish them shall get off scot-free.''

Then those who feared and loved Y┴OHU UL spoke often of Him to each other. And He had a Book of Remembrance drawn up in which He recorded the names of those who feared Him and loved to think about Him.

'They shall be Mine,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo, 'in that day when I make up My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares an obedient and dutiful son. Then you will see the difference between Y┴OHU UL's treatment of upright men and bad, between those who serve Him and those who don't.

'Watch now,' Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo declares, 'the Day of Judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed - roots and all.

But for you who fear My Sh˙am (Name), the Sun of Rectitude will rise with healing in His wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to graze. Then you will tread upon the wicked as ashes underfoot,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo....

'See, I will send you another prophet like Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) before the coming of the great and dreadful Judgment Day of Y┴OHU UL. His preaching will bring fathers and children together again, to be of one mind and heart, for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly ruin their land.' - Excerpts from Malachi 3:8-4:6, Holy Scriptures

Your Memory and Contemplation Verses for Today....

'Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and Y┴OHU UL will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report delightfully about you to Y┴OHU UL and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.' - Hebrews 13:17

'Bring all the tithes into the granary so that there will be food enough in My Temple, if you do, I will open up the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing so great you won't have room enough to take it all in!

Try it! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be large, for I will guard them from insects and plagues. Your grapes won't shrivel away before they ripen,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies). 'And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land sparkling with happiness.' These are the promises of Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. - Malachi 3:10-12

'Always remember that it is Y┴OHU UL Who gives you the power and ability to become rich, and He does it to fulfill His promise to your forefathers.' - Deuteronomy 8:18

True or False Queries for Today....

1. One of the vital keys in prospering the Scriptural way is giving Y┴OHU UL's tithes and offerings.

2. Any person cannot expect to be enriched in this life unless he learns to practice giving Y┴OHU UL's tithes and offerings.

3. The poor are becoming poorer because their stealing from Y┴OHU UL is also getting worse and worse.

4. The upright and blessed are getting richer and richer because their giving also increase and increase.

5. Many are poor and penniless yet are suffering in dire poverty because of their greed.

6. Many are upright and blessed, happy and healthy because of their generosity.

7. Thou shalt not steal.

8. Stolen melons are sweet.

9. A thief is a thief, whether he steals much or little.

10. A benediction over stolen things is blasphemy.

11. Before a thief steals, he has learned to lie.

12. To rob a friend even of a penny is like taking his life.

13. The real test of a man's faith and worth is not his theology and beliefs but what he actually does in his life.

14. While forcing a lock, a thief can call for help from the Most High.

15. A thief is punished harder than a robber, for a thief, who works stealthily seems to fear man more than Y┴OHU UL Himself.

16. Stealing time is also robbery.

17. Wasting other people's time is also robbery.

18. If you steal from a thief, you are worse than him.

19. A thief may go unhanged for two or three thefts; eventually though he will surely be caught.

20. When courage fails those who steal, they pretend to be virtuous.

21. Tithes and offerings are walls of protection of one's wealth and assets.

22. Give tithes and offerings and you'll be rich in every fine thing.

23. One's prosperity does not depend on his human rights but on how he obeys Y┴OHU UL.

24. Prosperity obtained through truth and rectitude is built on a sure rock. Wealth derived from stealing, falsehood, injustice and lust, is built on sand.

25. YAOH┌SHUA Ro-ee (My Shepherd), therefore my cup runneth over in prosperity.

26. Y┴OHU UL delights in the prosperity of His servants.

27. If you feed the hungry, clothe the naked, or devote anything to Y┴OHU UL, it must be from your finest, better than for what you allot for yourself.

28. Render unto Y┴OHU UL what rightfully belongs to Him, and bear in mind that you and yours are His.

29. A poor man's offerings is esteemed doubly by Y┴OHU UL, for with the sacrifice he brings also his own flesh and blood.

30. Sacrifice means foregoing present consumption in anticipation of greater benefits and rewards in the future.

31. Those who don't teach their children to give Y┴OHU UL His tithes and offerings are predetermining their future poverty and misery.

32. Those who don't teach their children to give Y┴OHU UL His tithes and offerings are training them to become thieves and robbers.

33. He alone honestly succeeds who is faithful in giving Y┴OHU UL's tithes and offerings, and to those in need.

34. Y┴OHU UL said, 'Mine is the silver, Mine is the gold.'

35. Gold and silver, riches and wealth were created for the sake of Y┴OHU UL's glory and fame.

36. Thou shalt not covet what rightfully belongs to Y┴OHU UL.

37. A fly is greedy for an open sore.

38. What you have is not yours, why want what belongs to others?

39. If one is not faithful in little, he will not be entrusted with his own riches.

40. The enemy came to steal, kill and ruin; while the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA came to give us life, and life more enriched.

41. You are not a thief.

42. Many don't have because they don't give.

43. Many don't have because they don't ask.

44. Giving is Y┴OHU UL's Scriptural way to blessed prosperity; coveting is man's way to prosperity with sorrows and curses.

45. The poor keep on getting, coveting and becomes poorer; while the rich keep on giving and become richer.

46. No legislation can bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

47. Y┴OHU UL Words always work regardless of whoever questions or argues with them.

48. Y┴OHU UL has blessed the poor with greater faith which they must use to be set free from poverty.

49. But this gift of greater faith is often wasted because of the poor's failure to use their faith in achieving prosperity in this life.

50. YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah became poor for your sakes, to make you rich.

Archaic Hebrew Words for Today....

1. nadßb - generous
2. khanyao-ßm - full of favors
3. habor˙l - blessing
4. shuamˇr - keeper; protector
5. ganßv - thief
6. oshorulim - enrichment

We believe that, by the favor and mercy of Y┴OHU UL, the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' is now teaching all of you, leading you into all truth, reminding you of the words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, is revealing Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA now to each one of you, and that Y┴OHU UL is always watching over His words to perform them.

We also believe that the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' is the One Who is giving life and powerful oiling to Y┴OHU UL's words, and He's now convicting your hearts as regards sin, righteousness and judgment, as we bind all of you to the full submission to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, now and forever, ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all say, am-nßm!

Remember, every knee must bow to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and every tongue confess that YAOH┌SHUA is the Ruler of all, to the glory of Y┴OHU UL, the Most High! And whatever we bind on earth is bound in the celestial heights right now!

'For this purpose the Son of Y┴OHU UL was manifested, to destroy the works of the wicked one!' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:8, Holy Scriptures.

And we now loose you from all the powers of ha-satan and all his religious wicked spirits, evil spirits of confusion, all lying spirits, and all seducing spirits and we stop, rebuke and renounce all their wicked influences, deceptions, power and control over your whole person and we now set you free from all the powers of all evil spirits right now!

We also now bind you to full and immediate submission to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now and for always! Whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven, and whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven!

Be hol-Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all agree, am-nßm!

Remember, it was Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who died for your sins, and not religion. Religion is not the Savior. YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Savior Who is willing and able to help, deliver, heal and save you!

For the weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world; on the contrary, they are so powerful, through Y┴OHU UL, to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of Y┴OHU UL, and we now take captive every thought to make it submissive to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA. And we now overcome ha-satan by the 'DAHM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and by the words of our testimony, and since we resist ha-satan, we win!

'Hodayao' (thanks) be to Y┴OHU UL Gabor (the Valiant Warrior) Who always sees to it that we triumph in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and truly we are greater than conquerors! And we do not allow ha-satan to steal in any manner the words of Y┴OHU UL sown in your hearts now and forever!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now that you believe in the original Name of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA and accept Him as the true Messiah, say, speak, I repeat, you say and speak this prayer right now, from your heart:

Sinner's Prayer of Repentance

YAOHU UL, Who dwells in shamulyßo (celestial heights), I now believe that You are the real Maker of all, my Creator;

I believe that You are the true Holy One of Israel, no one else; You are the UL of Abruham, Y┴OHU-tzkaq (Isaac) and YAOHUcaf (Jacob);

I acknowledge that I have sinned against You, and I do now forgive all those who have offended me in the past;

I truly repent before You.

Please forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me now, by the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who, I believe, died in my behalf, as my individual Substitute;

I now make YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as my only individual Odmorul (Ruler) and 'Mee-hoo-shua-yao' (Savior);

I believe that He died to pay for all my sins, was buried, became alive again, went to be with Y┴OHU UL, and will soon return to rule as the King of kings;

I believe with perfect faith in the soon-coming return of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y;

It is written: 'Everyone who calls upon the Name of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved,' and I believe in the resurrection of the righteous to eternal rewards, and the damnation of the wicked to eternal perdition;

Please give me now the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' to indwell me as Your newly-born child in Your eternal Kingdom of rectitude, uprightness and holiness;

And please also immerse me in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' now so I may freely receive His gifts for empowerment in my new life as a Yaoh˙shuahee (faithful believer);

I believe that I now receive the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' into my heart, as my life Ruler, Governor and Maoro-Úh (Teacher), as I do also believe that I now receive Your mercy, forgiveness and cleansing and the empowerment gifts of and immersion in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA';

I praise, glorify, worship and thank You for the free redemption and salvation;

I pray all this ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are healed, you are delivered and you are whole!

Now, glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His Sh˙am (Name) together!

Now begin your new life with Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) by telling others about His LOVE and His NAME and begin loving and helping your neighbors!

'You shall love Y┴OHU your UL with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind; and you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself!'

These are the greatest mitzvot or commandments!

So begin loving Y┴OHU UL and your neighbors now!

We believe that, by the favors and mercy of Y┴OHU UL, the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' has been teaching all of you, leading you into all truth, reminding you of the words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, is now revealing Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and His ever-living truths to each one of you, and that Y┴OHU UL is always watching over His words to perform them in your lives.

We also believe that the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' is the One Who is giving life and powerful oiling to Y┴OHU UL's words, and He's now convicting your hearts as regards sin, righteousness and judgment, as we bind all of you to the full submission to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, now and forever, ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all say, am-nßm!

Remember, every knee must bow to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and every tongue confess that YAOH┌SHUA is the Ruler of all, to the glory of Y┴OHU UL, the Most High! And whatever we bind on earth is bound in the celestial heights right now!

'For this purpose the Son of Y┴OHU UL was revealed, to destroy the works of the wicked one!' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:8, Holy Scriptures

And we now loose you from all the powers of ha-satan and all his religious wicked spirits, evil spirits of confusion, all lying spirits, and all seducing spirits and we stop, rebuke, cut off and renounce all their wicked influences, deceptions, power and control over your whole person, family, occupation and finances; and we now set you free from all the powers and malevolent influences of all evil spirits right now!

We also now bind you to full and quick submission to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y now and for always! Whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven, and whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven!

Be hol-Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all agree, am-nßm!

If you don't have a copy of the 'Biblia Hebraica' or the Holy Scriptures, better get one soonest and begin reading the Word! For your spiritual growth. Just make the necessary corrections as you read, now that you know the truth. Remember, you have to keep on learning the Word or the Holy Scriptures so you'll discover more truths that are essential to upright, abundant and healthy living! Begin reading the Holy Writ now!

And when you pray daily, call on Y┴OHU UL, and always close your prayer using the Name of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, because He said that we should ask from Y┴OHU UL using the Messiah's Name. We ask over Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's signature! Guaranteed genuine results, grants, answers and benefits! Don't try it, believe and do it now!

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Truly, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the truth that sets you free from all lies, deceptions and curses of the enemy! He is the Light of life! He protects you from the mark of the beast, the anti-messiah. The enemy came to kill, to steal and to destroy; Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came to give you life and life more enriched!

You have now joined, not another religion, but the Person of the authentic Messiah, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who sets people free from all bondages, powers, lies and deceptions of the enemy!

YAOH┌SHUA is now your Deliverer, Redeemer, Healer, Ruler, Protector, Defender, Provider and Chief Shepherd of your souls. Into the hands of Y┴OHU UL we entrust your whole person as well as your spiritual growth and walk, now and forever, ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all say, am-nßm!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said: 'Don't imagine that I came to bring peace on earth! No, rather, a sword! I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law - a man's worst enemies will be right in his own home!

'If you love your father and mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine, or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.

'If you refuse to take up your stake and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for Me, you will save it!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 10:34-39, Holy Scriptures.

May Y┴OHU UL Yaosh˙ayao and Shuamˇr bless you and keep you;

May Y┴OHU UL Khanyao-ßm make His face shine upon you and be benevolent to you always;

May Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym turn His face towards you and give you peace!

Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and we all say, am-nßm!

OlkÚm shua-olÚym....

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'There is no other name under heaven given to humanity for salvation, except the Name: YAOH┌SHUA!' - Acts 4:12.

No other name, no other name, no other name, no other name, except:

Y A O H ┌ S H U A !

This is not a copyrighted material. You may copy, quote or reproduce this in whole or in part, as long as Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is glorified and magnified, that's reason for all of us to rejoice!

The greatest blessing you can give your loved ones is to introduce them to their Creator, Y┴OHU UL, and the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA!

This is the greatest heritage you can give them, more valuable than riches or worldly education. Give them the Word that was made flesh, Whom they have pierced, and died for all of humanity's redemption, and the soon coming King and Judge of all! YAOH┌SHUA is His one and only Name. There is no other name!

Magnify and glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His Sh˙am (Name) together!

Oh, Y┴OHU, Y┴OHU, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth!

Y A O H ┌ S H U A - the only hope in this world!

All this is given to you, in true love and deep humility, Ol Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all declare: am-nßm!

Every knee must bow at this Name: Y A O H ┌ S H U A !

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