FENDING the BLOWS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voEZQ0whaW4

Strategic Warfare  (Holiness, Fasting and Unceasing Prayer)

I want to discus with you beloved brethren about the  crisis and proliferation of false prophets and false shepherds. YouTube is replete with prophetic posts and words from the Lord. I was very troubles to come across  well-respected Pastor Perry Stone asking Brian Carn to repent. On the right side of the YouTube page were other brethren also calling out Brian. I was very sad to read these other  allegations. Indeed there seems to be a proliferation of people  prophesying Thus saith the Lord.

Truly, we are in very dark times and Jesus told us that there woudl be many false prophets. Today, a sister asked me to respond to her post about the miraculous outpourings of salvation upon the Muslim people and their visions and visitations by Jesus to them. A sister responded that the woman of God who was  ministering to this group was performing eh miracles through satan. Now this is certainly something we need to be aware of and spiritually discerning about. This sister made some very relevant points.

 Many would come in Jesus’ name and would be deceived,  Mat 24:5 2. The word of God is truth’s test. 3. Call them out and warn others.

Bethel Church (Bill Johnson Hillsongs; Brian Houston, Rick Warren, to name just a few) are all in question by man brethren. It certainly is a very  hard things to discern between the true men and women of God and the false. We know that if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived.

Mat 24:24  For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

I doubt that any of us are above being deceived, so we need to more than ever fa sat and pray for however long it takes to receive a direct answer from Holy Spirit. After all He is the true reveler

john 16:13 .But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

Heidi Baker shared her precious testimony on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural program. She seems a woman whose heart was pure and seeking the Lord with all her heart at a very young age. It’s hard to believe that she started out as a “false” prophet. It’s hard to believe that any of the TV Evangelist, prophets or teachers began with impure motives. Most of us start out wanted  God so much with a pure heart. So when and how does the “false” anointing and prophesies come in?

We can discern the truth of a person’s identity by examining their fruit, Jesus said you’ll know them by their fruit. We must also pray unceasingly and with great focus. As satan is incessant in pummeling us with lies and deception, so must we engage. The greatest sin of the pastors and teachers, especially of the mega churches is they are not  grooming their flocks to seek  and revere Father’s presence! the most needful thing for God’s people is to hunger after Him. How many of His children are crying out to sit in His presence and worship? We are in serious trouble, folks. A precious prophetic brother of mine who also struggles with a physical malady share what Holy Spirit gives him. People, Abba God is devastated about the lack of love and hunger His people have for Him. is cup is about to overflow with indignation because weare walking in hypocrisy and sin.

Here is the message Holy Spirit gave to my brother:

“My son, I am bringing a full fledge of My fire upon My church because of the great sin it has committed against Me. I am bringing this fire My son because it is absolutely necessary to burn up the sin which has overtaken the leaders of My church. My fire is necessary My son because of the enormity of sin that is within My holy temple from the leaders to those who sit listening to them. My son, why are there so few calling out for My holiness? My son, holiness is not an option. It is what I require because it reveals the true intent of the heart. It reveals My son those who are for Me and those who are not. My son, why are so few standing up and calling out for My fire? My son, I love My precious church but why doesn’t My precious church love Me anymore?

   My son, My heart aches for the multitudes who have abandoned Me. My son, My temple is supposed to be holy, it is supposed to be pure, it is supposed to be undefiled. My son, My word says that I search to and fro seeking those who are Mine but I am finding so few who have hearts of worship for Me. My son, My priests have abandoned their calling because their calling was first to Me and then to lead My flock but so many have jumped into bed with the world. My body, My precious body My son have no one to lead them because My priests, My leaders have allowed prostitutes into My holy temple, My holy place. My son, what I am sending will not be pretty but is absolutely necessary.

My son tell anyone, tell everyone what I have spoken to you. My son, tell, tell, tell anyone who will listen to you that the hour is so late and I am getting ready now to call those who are My church, who are My precious bride, home. My son, I am asking My temple to rend their heart and not their garments because their garments have been polluted by the sin of this world, the sin of riches, the sin of filthy lucre. How My son did this happen to My precious church? I am calling out right now to My precious body that the time for preparation is over but how many will hear My voice? How many will hear My heart since very few know My heart anymore? My son, the day of preparation is over because the day is at hand for My times of fire. My son, the day of My cloven tongues of fire is at hand. The day and the hour of My fire, the fire of My Holy Spirit which will reveal whose hearts are for Meand whose hearts are not is now at hand.”


This blogs’ message is even more urgent than the last one. Those who are  zealous for the Lord know that the falling away has already occurred and many are being swept away into deep delusion. My heart is sobbing for my brethren who have lost their first love. Every night in bed, in my darkened room, I cry out, “Mercy, Abba, mercy” I know his judgment will come swiftly and His fire burning to a crisp  those who prophets them  with their mouths, but whose hearts are far from Abba. Oh, my, I have to search deeply my own self every day to stay close to Him, to worship in spirit and truth and pray for others to receive the priceless revelation of His majesty and the accessibility into the Holy of Holies…His glorious presence.

Once saved is not always saved and being close to Father, Yashuah and Ruach HaKodesh years ago or even weeks ago is not the same as abiding in His presence. Abiding in Him means to stay connected with him every day and often, with so many distractions and fearful world events, we can very well loose sight of His ever-abiding presence and His hope!

I urge you brothers and sisters, especially if your in a mega-church…to re-assess your relationship with Jehovah Father, Yashuah Jesus and holy Spirit.  The hour is so late, we may not have the next day to repent. We are called to lift up Holy hands. Put away looking at worthless things,  Psalm 119:37 Are you focused on your job, making more money to buy more toys and material things? Are your priorities on your hobbies, refurbishing your car and/or home? Is most of your time spent watching sports and TV?  These ear all “worthless” things which won’t amount to dust  When we see sin, false prophets leading the sheep astray)  we must confront and pray unceasingly. Fast…and pray in the Holy Spirit.

.The bottom line, our life’s mission is to love the Lord with all our mind, soul and spirit and love our neighbors as ourselves. That is how we can fend satan’s blows of deception, idolatry and worldliness. Satan will drag many of God’s people into hell by their selfishness and carnality. It must hurt and anger Father that the meg-churches boast thousands of members, yet there the sheer numbers don’t dent the staggering numbers of poor and homeless people amidst their very cities!.

We can certainly judge by  fruits and the inability of the church to address such abject poverty is a true sign of hypocrisy and sin. There is such a things as overabundance of opulence and wealth (and a mismanagement of stewardship regarding the finances which come in to the coffers.  Is it really needed to have several million-dollar homes and  exotic cars? There is nothing wrong with great wealth, but when it is is hoarded to a high degree, it is somehow evil. Father is watching those who give generously in their alms-giving. And we will be held accountable for our stewardship of our wealth, finances and even our time. Church, we must  immediately get circumspect with our walks because His coming is imminent. If you’re lacking in any point, repent, renounce your greed, sin or apathy and move forward in abundant l worship (to Him)  love and giving.  Living Holy, repentant lives is how we defend ourselves from the wiles of satan.

Holy spirit recently anointed me with a precious new song called Fruits of Repentance.  Jeremiah 616. One of the verses is from Jeremiah 6:16 , “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.  Now if the time for us to get back to the basics, obey His commandments and ask for the old ways…for they are righteous!

Until the church gets a strong revelation of personal obedience and reverance for His presence, many will be shocked when Yashuah says, “”depart from me who work iniquity!”

Many will weep in torment when cast out into utter darkness and eternal separation. My brother or sister, make your path straight. Ask Holy Spirit to examine your walk everyday and listen…and obey. God bless you beloved.

TASTE AND SEE


 

Rejoice in Your Humanity

Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet. Psalm 45:1 NLT

Last night, I went to sleep listening to watchmen, Nathan Leal and Steve Qualye sharing their visions of America’s future. You could call me a glutton for punishment because what these two men of God shared isn’t material fir for good sleeping,. Continuing, I ask Holy Spirit to keep me alert, awake and prayerful about what Father does in the world. and what I can do to influence and bring beauty and healing.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2015/01/23/steve-quayle-nathan-leal-when-watchmen-see-eye-to-eye

The men continued to share their chilling visions, sending me into anxious tiredness. i ended up tossing and turning while reciting my peaceful scripture verses which eventually relaxed my mind. I’d deal with the judgment visions in the morning. The next day, despite not feeling well, I worshiped with my guitar and thanked Father for yet another day of warmth, a good cup of coffee and running water. As I was worshiping, a vision of sudden panic and chaos hitting Americans made me disturbed again and I started to weep . A major US city felled by a nuclear attach was too much for me to even imagine and tears of sorrow fell for the victims. I believed that the degree of calamity hitting America would solely depend upon the wisdom and strategy of spirit-led men and women of God, well-prepared for spiritual warfare of any kind. The main concern I see is the lack of reverence, worship and thankfulness to our Heavenly Father-Creator. Rom 1:20 came to mind..

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Invisible qualities are evident and even more so… visible attributes! And what attributes are those? One cannot look through a Hubble telescope without being awestruck by the expanse and breath-taking beauty of the universe! Who set those stars in their places? Psalm 8:3 Psalm 104: Psalm 104 expounds on the glorious dominion over all things on heaven and on earth. Anyone with an open and humble spirit would examine any of God’s natural creationist and gasp in reverential awe!

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Since accepting Christ as my Savior in April of 1082, God seriously woke my creative senses beginning with my journey with my camera and macro lenses. Looking into that lens and photographing anything of virtue, I received a taste of God’s transcending creativity.. After earning my degree in college, I became a true artist, dabbling in painting, photography- darkroom technique , lettering and anything relating to the creative arts. I was more so passionate about in-depth studies in the humanities. To me, there is nothing more fascinated than what makes a human tick and how he thinks. I wanted to learn all about the workings of the human mind (intellect, will and perspective) and how they developed. How utterly amazing is the human body and mind, when healthy and whole flowing in sync

King David, God’s anointed Psalmist marveled, ” …When I was shaped in the hidden place, (his mother’s womb) and knit together. Psalms 139: 15

In other words, he was “fashioned’ by the hands of a mighty and thoughtful Creator. Deeply pondering this unparalleled genius , (the design of the human body), only a supernatural genius could conceive and bring to life His creation! That being said, My Heavenly Father continues to dazzle me with His revelations of His deity and creativity. .The closer I draw near to Him, the more he shows me all the depths of His desire and destiny for His creation.

I was browsing around a thrift store years ago and came upon a very alluring full color, coffee table book called The Incredible Machine. Robert Poole compiled the contents of the book for National Geographic. The full-color clarity and detail of the photos draws you into the magnificent workmanship and design of the human body! I was transfixed by the photos of the embryo in the womb. That picture sold me and I hurried home to explore the book in full.

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My studies in the humanities paid off and after graduation, God opened doors to put my knowledge to experience firsthand in the counseling fields. I was hired as a part-time behavior counselor for Nutri-System Weight loss center and mentored youth for a youth-family organization during the other days of the week. Here I learned to help kids and youth navigate through the difficult channels of life, school and their challenged family lives. It was a sublime gifting from God to connect empathetically with the precious people I counseled-taught. I also knew that if I was to be successful, I first had to intimately connect with my heavenly Father His honing me to “soul sculpt” became my second passion in life, (after knowing Him). Over the years, I learned how daunting and complicated, (at times) counseling-discipling could be to help guide to healing the emotionally traumatized and “unlovable” people . Modern science, medicine and and psychology seemed not to make a dent in certain cases

Music, a Healing tool

Besides my tenure into the social sciences, my second gift has been as a vocalist composer. My journey learning the guitar has been delightful, but even more so exploring the arena of the …voice. I’ve learned that the voice is similar to our finger prints..there are no two alike. From the range of the deepest bass to the highest soprano, there are myriad various attributes: texture, vibrato, timbre and tone, raspiness, pure ,ect.. There are three areas where the vocal tone is placed, the falsetto, head voice, the mid range and the chest voice. The diaphragm is the chief muscle which gives the tone and strength to the voice. I encourage all seekers of God to explore the glorious “vocal” instrument which is His tool. Singing out praises to Him with thankfulness and joy can impact the earthly and heavenly realm. Let all the earth sing Praise the Lord…for His mercies endure forever!

There are countless other organs of the body with their own supernatural abilities and because of lack of space, I cannot elaborate on them all. But I must mention the eye, so complicated and amazing, it dazzle my mind. the capillaries can be as fine as a hair and the capacity of the eye to differentiate distance, focus clearly and relate to our brains what we are seeing..is breath-taking. So much for being an artist acutely aware of God’s transcendent wonders!

A New Elite Group, The Transhumanists

That being said, I must share with you about an elite group who does not revere or acknowledged Jehovah God’s creation.

Transhumanism is the greatest threat that mankind has ever faced. humanities greatest threat. Transhumanism is the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology. The mainstream population may be ignorant of this affront to God’s superior design of the human race, but scientists continue to push the boundaries of their experiments through gene splicing and DNA tampering. What we have now, is a boiling cauldron of GMO, cloning and fetal marketing. The saddest thing is that most of the body of Christ has no idea, nor inkling about what we humans are now facing. Pastors and teachers must awake and address the Transhumanist’s agenda via research, and experimentation to annihilate and destroy humans. If not, mankind as we know it will vanish!

To me, it is tyrannically demonic to understand that the Transhumanists think that they can improve upon God’s creation. God’s people know know that their their minds have been taken over by spirits of deception and arrogance. What are they not seeing? God’s word says

“They knew (about God…and saw His glorious handiwork) but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.

Since the beginning of time, satan’s goal has been to ensnare man into thinking the wrong thing and totally apart from God’s perfect wisdom. This is why God had to destroy almost everyone except Noah and his family. Satan had beguiled learned men of the day to entice the people with pagan worship. Their demonic knowledge was so profound and advanced that they contaminated the DNA and mankind was no longer God’s work, but mans. So today, we are in the last days of Noah. Man/mankind goes about their business, oblivious to his emotional detachment to his Creator and ensnared in satan’s ideology of godhood and self-glorification. .

The Transhumanism agenda is now so dangerous and threatening to humanity that pastors, godly educators and scientists must address. Our government has already made great successful strides to enhance soldiers to create the prefect ubermensch. The Ubermensch is the ideal superior man of the future who could rise above convention Christian morality to create and impose his own values , originally described by Nietzsche in Thus Spake Zarathustra.

In the very near future, satan will be presenting human enhancements as so attractive and necessary that most people will go for them. The scientists who Dr Tom Horn interviewed in his Inhuman documentary, make a very strong argument for humanity to transcend its present state. Indeed the Bible prophecies that if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived.

I had a good idea of what artificial intelligence was like watching Data on Star Trek’s The Next Generation. Data’s character struggled with not being able to feel emotion One episode showed him playing a violin concerto with another character and another episode showed him enjoying company with his cat, Spot. Sadly, only in a family-oriented program such as Star Trek, being human is a coveted and prized state.

In another Star Trek, series, Voyager, the later seasons brought in a fascinating new character, a female Borg, 7 of 9, who was separated and severed from her collective. Captain Janeway took on the responsibility of helping 7 adjust to her re-entry back into humanity. She was born a human, but was kidnapped and assimilated by the Borg. Captian Janeway has been a strong force in reminding Seven continually of the greatness of being human. In the first episode where 7 is introduced the scenes and dialogue between her and Captain Janeway is riveting. 7 mourns her disconnection from her collective and says she cannot survive without then. Captain answers, “We are you’re collective now.” She reminds 7 that she is human first because she was born human. During the next episodes and seasons, we rejoice with Capetian Janeways success at helping 7 re acclimate to her original human state.

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000502094

If the Transhumanists get their way, they will persuade us that being enhanced is the future of humanity and to refuse would be to rebel and reject the great plan of the new humanity. Who would reject the opportunity to never get sick, old, fat and bald. It’s everyone’s dream to stay young and physically invincible.

If we understand the repercussions of submitting to the transhumanism, evolution we will very well be participating to the downfall of humanity in Jehovah God’s original plan. Stop for a moment and realize that existence will be sterile and gone will be the intangible treasure of humanity all its glorious creative expressions! I urge you to ponder the implications of a world where our bodies do not get weak or sick, where our life spans are greatly increased, but where there is no need or desire for the works of art from composers, poets and artists. Father God gave His creative inspirations to His creation, Humanity because he is all about beauty, truth and rejoicing in His glorious handiwork. Let us remember that Lucifer was His first vessel , and yet he was so envious of God that he rebelled. Imagine, a third of the heavenly angels were cast down to earth because of this mutiny!

Friends, let us not be distracted with the candidates and the elections. satan is very busy keeping our eyes on the latest Dancing With the Stars and other hot TV series. Our soldiers are already being chipped. I urge you to stop, look, listen ….watch and pray. this is one of the most urgent blogs I have every composed.. The Bible reminds us that His people are perishing In these last days, if it were possible, the very elect will be deceived by anti-christ impending regime. It is time for God’s people to be alert and aware of the insidious plans awaiting us.

I know, I for one have no desire to be part of the new robotic, sterile and godless world. And here is where a war between humans and robots will come. Remember the opening scene of Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines shows a post apocalyptic America , where the scene opens up with humongous destroying robots walk over a the skulls and remains of humans. Sci-fi fantasy, but we humans will be disposable if we do not pray now for God’s intervention.

 

By His Stripes… You are Healed


My Dystonia Journey

Note: If you are suffering from Dystonia, Parkinson, MS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia or any of the host of neurological disorders, please have an open heart, research. Please don’t allow drugs to diminish the quality fo your life. Pain is a killer, yes, but Christ is Life. I have no words to convince you to seek passionately and incessantly for the root issue your illness.  If anything…after eight long, tormenting years of suffering agonizing pain and humiliation, God is our only answer and cure! BTW, still can’t find a cure? Look into spiritual Christian deliverance. According to pastor Henry Wright strongholds and generational issues could be the root of you not receiving your healing. This is all so complicated, but at Pastor Wrights Healing    seminars we learned that small insidious sins such as unforgiveness, bitterness, resentments and even innocent emotions such as deep grieving can block us from healing. Deliverance sessions with a empathetic and  Holy-Spirit-filled counselor can release your ability to receive Jesus healing! check out Henry Wright on Sid Roth. His book,  A More Excellent Way, Be In Health, is a life changer.God bless you on your healing journey. Please pass this blog on to any of your loved ones or family members who are sick. This blog may change your life forever

Journal Entry, April 3, 2016 4:50 pm

So, It’s just a little past spring and I’m delighting in the glorious  blooming of my favorite “snow-busters” crocuses. I really had expected that I would be outside brisk-walking and getting back my size four shape. The violent muscle-pulling of my neck  kept me house bound and stuck sitting most of the winter day,  fashioning my beaded chokers. Stringing the beads were just about the only therapy which kept the violent mouth-jaw-tongue and neck spasms from sending me to a nervous breakdown. Of course, my reliance has been and continues to be on my heavenly Father giving me strength and declaring my healing scriptures otherwise, I would be toast!

Mark and I continue to research and scour the internet for any treatment or new breakthroughs in Dystonia, neurological disorders or tremors. We’re researching the treatment protocol to address the mold contamination situation which started in our old home. A Christian sister prayed with me one day last year and insisted I check into the possibility that it was contributing to the Dystonia symptoms and mild seizures. She said the myco-toxins were dangerous and I shouldn’t wait to let myself get sicker.   I trusted her spiritual wisdom and insight, but Mark wasn’t sure that could be the issue, and besides  the tests to find out about mold are very hard to come by. Any doctors who did treat mold were in very exclusive areas and charged at least a grand just to get in the door. After finding out about the cost, Mark got disgusted and gave up…and I continued to get worse!

Even thought, just getting through each hour was arduous and exhausting, my empathy and compassion for those enduring devastating, chronic and unexplained sickness grew. I ‘m more passionate than ever to help others find healing and wholeness.

So many things encapsulate a movement disorder condition.  Besides, the loneliness, isolation and people unable to care and/or empathize with  the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual ramifications of Dystonia, FibroMyalgia, Parkinson’s Lupus or MS, there is the frustration and hopelessness of never  leaving the bodily prison. Worse yet, are the consequences of being addicted to pain-killers and other anti-confirmatory drugs.

I hope the following conversation I had with a freind educates other sufferers of immune and/or nerve disorders. The name is changed  for privacy

Damaris:

I just hate to see u in pain. Aside from lethargy and sluggishness, which I know all too well from my meds, do the meds help w tremors
Do u have trouble eating or swallowing. Is that how u keep your youthful, zero fat shape.
Me:

BTW, just to add, I’m waiting to get my book ready for publication. Editing takes great segacity. Excelling at my craft for the Lord far exceeds the issue of NOT being in pain. Choosing to stay alert, (Mark has great immune system challenges also) & I have to be on top of everything regrading knowledge of immune-enhancing supplements, herbs and especially keeping up with label reading,, a new priority since this evil government seeks to weaken the population thru vaccinations , GMO and our produce being tainted. Not to even elaborate on the toxicity of Splenda, Sucralose, MSG and high fructose corn syrup now being added to most foods and beverages. HFC makes makes people even fatter..Daily exercise is also a priority for me. I need to keep fit because Mark’s back has severe herniated disks and he couldn’t do any taxing physical work like chopping the wood or a lot of snow shoveling. I’m adamant about fitness and there’s the necessity of being so in case of any impenitent  EMP situation. God help those who are overweight  or physically debilitated in anyway!  You know, I would have had cancer also if  it not were for my Biblical declaration of Healing scriptures and researching everything I can about keeping my body cancer-free.
Regarding drugs for tremors, Sinemet and other muscle relaxers do little to get to the root of the  spasms. And besides, I don’t have a Parkinson or tremor problem. I have a nerve spasm issue from pinched nerves from the TMJ ligament and trying to detoxify my body from a past severe Carbon monoxide poisoning which did a number on my body.
Damaris: Any Dr mention wiring jaw wiring for what?
Damaris,  miracles abound for people getting astounding healing from Jesus, our Divine healer. Doctors know almost nothing about the body & how God created it to heal itself! I watch the 700 club, Copelend, Andrew Wommack ministries and many evangelical outreaches, German evangelist Rinehard Bonnke have prayed for miracles all over the world, especially in third-world nations. I’ve heard of testimonies on the Sid Roth Program of people whose limbs restored. Others had eyes restored where their eye sockets were empty. God created new eyes! Others gave testimonies of God giving them brand new organs like lungs, a new heart and  kidneys.
So, Mark and I don’t put too much trust in most mortal doctors who  are revered almost as gods. Mark insists they practice medicine.  Most of them could care less to passionately research new holistic and natural healing modalities. They’d not get their extra thousands from the kickback drug companies give them! Most of them are charlatans who rob poor working-class people and their greed compels them to aspire to  another Lamborghini. Remember, the drug industry is a billion dollar industry.
The Bible frowns on drugs and the overuse and dependence on them is overrated.  Drug are not conducive in any way to healing and wholeness of the body or mind and God’s people should not be so gullible and foolish to fall under the temptation to depend on them. (In rare cases, God may allow them  to stabilize a severe health issue, like blood pressure or high  blood sugar),  but we should all approach drugs with great caution and  education about side effects. they may be used We should seek the counsel and wisdom of Holy Spirit for everything and most particularly, our health and well-being.
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In Galatian 5:20,
pharmakeia: the use of medicine, drugs or spells

Original Word: φαρμακεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pharmakeia
Phonetic Spelling: (far-mak-i’-ah)
Short Definition: magic, sorcery, enchantment
Definition: magic, sorcery, enchantment.

Most of the time the drugs have more side effects than the condition itself. Sadly, many people don’t care to do their research for natural cures, (or prevention in the first place). Why aren’t physicians teaching patients how to prevent sickness? 
God’s people should ask the question and ponder the manner in which our precious healer, Jesus Yashuah suffered and bore the lashes on his back and body so we could walk in divine healing! His bruising was beyond our comprehension and manuscripts have yet to describe to true  totality of his battered body for our healing and benefit God’s children are already healed and we have the authority to be healed in His name This is another reason I walk with and serve my Lord, so what doctors offer is of little worth or help. Mark and I will have to continue to seek a Holy Spirit-filled doctor who is in touch with Christ and has the right diagnostic equipment to pinpoint  the root cause of this Dystonia.
I’m thankful for my Facebook sister with the gift of discernment who originally pointed me in a good direction. Mold poisoning , (Myco-Toxins)  often mimic neurological disorders, so besides sharing my other blogs about possible causes, I pray this one will help also.

About Daughters


Pre adolecent and adolescent can be fragile  beings, driving their parents and especially fathers almost to the nuthouse. I’m a grown woman now and have weathered many family  tragedies, (including the latest, the death of my beloved Papito and my mother’s sudden plummet into Dementia…all within three months).

Today, I was very fragile and distressed, thinking about how the lack of listening with the heart has led many marriages and families to fragment. I cried out to Father for strength to make sense of the relationships in my life and realized I hadn’t read a wonderful letter from Pastor Jeff Lane, from CTN’s  call in prayer network America’s Prayer Meeting from 12;30 to 3:30 am. One sentience leaped out at me. ” My freind, you have been hurt, mistreated and unfairly judged.”  A torrent of tears burst from my eyes. Pastor Jeff’s letter continued. Blessed are the pure in heart.. in other words, blessed are those whose hearts have been cleansed from the bitterness of the world.

My issue has been being greatly wounded and traumatized by those closest to me or those who are supposed to be  my inner circle. When these are emotionally close-hearted or refused to listen and understand my weakness or person, it can be an area like  an unhealed sore. So Pastor Jeff’s  words were spot on and I asked Father to continually bless and forgive my friends who have unfairly refused to hear me out.

I hadn’t expected to compose a blog today, but  Holy Spirit used this deep, inner hurt to issue to explore this necessity of allowing heart felt communication and understanding to flow, particularity between fathers and daughters. My thoughts went back to challenging times in my father’s life where he didn’t have the support of my mother. He always turned to me, ( as his firstborn daughter). Deep down, he’d wanted his firstborn to be a son and so he never allowed my female gender to stop him from teaching me “male” attributives of leadership, discipline, resourcefulness and high education. I graciously respected and received his  guidance and all, except his insistence that we not express our frailties and emotions.

Having taken many years to heal from Papito’s demand that we never cry, all of my sisters and I paid a heavy price and the results were damaging and devastating in many ways, particularity our serious health issues. As I continue to ask Holy Spirit for the grace and healing, wisdom in understanding the psyche, (in this case, the female adolescent psyche) I hope fathers, (and mothers)  humble themselves in asking  Holy Spirit how to raise confident, androgynous, aspiring  and relaxed young women.

I’m no expert on raising great families or on having the ideal marriage, but I can definitely share what  will weaken or destroy the fiber of a marriage or family.

I’m still sorting out my feelings about my beloved father, Papito Teofilo Ferrer Cepeda, (daddy wore the name of both his mother and father proudly). His mother was a spiritually, disciplined and fiery half Latino-half  Indian who was no-nonsense, educated and taught her children well regarding self-sufficiency and excellence. When her husband, (my grandfather, Valentine) contracted a serious lung ailment, she took on the responsibility of raising nine children on her own and running her farm!

Last year, when I received a phone call from my younger,  physically-challenged sister that we needed to visit daddy in the hospital, I was shocked that yet again, there was a possibility of losing my beloved mentor. As the elevator doors opened to reveal that Mark and I were on the oncology ward of the hospital, my  heart skipped a beat. My mouth dropped open as I saw a skeletal Papito half-covered in his bed. His voice was barely audible as I took my guitar from out of its case to sing his favorite Spanish ballad, Eres Tu. I sang Amazing Grace and then my youngest sister Margarita, entered the room,  holding on to her beaus arm. Like me, she battled a neurological disorder. Hers was MS, (Multiple Sclerosis).  It was surreal, as I asked Mark to pray with my father so I could ask the nurses what was going on with him. A lovely young nurse raved about how charming and non-complaining my father was. She had never seen anyone suffering from such painful throat cancer as Teo! I started to weep, wondering what emotional ghost had brought him to this point. Even now as I write this blog, my prayer is that spouses and families will not make the same mistakes as mine.

Papito’s second wife, my step-mother was not present during my sister and my visit. I couldn’t make sense of the fact that he was in a hospital,  a three-hour driving trip away. I would have preferred for him to have hospice care near all of us girls. I played my father’s two favorite songs at his funeral and though most were moved by my testimony of my relationship with him, I was left with unrequited sorrow and no explanation of why he died the way he did.

Having learned so much the past two decades regarding the relationship between unresolved grief, bitterness and resentment precipitating cancer and other  traumatic conditions, I deduce that spouses and families must allow each other to freely express themselves! When people are faced with a traumatic episode, the shock and grief is assuaged by empathetic and non-judgmental listening  and comforting.I believe most  cases of domestic violence, child abuse and even dysfunctional-strained relationships are  caused by the person not being listened to and understood.

In my father’s case, I beloved he died of a broken heart. My mother was staunchly unsupportive of my father’s dreams and endeavors and my step-mother  had a very strong personality. Daddy preferred to keep the peace because he had developed such a fragile situation with his blood pressure over the years. Any conflict or argument would have sent him to the hospital. So, my father kept his disagreements to himself during his second marriage. I’m sure, his sorrow about his failings as a father during his and mom’s divorce and the inability to  protect his adolescent daughters was an unhealed wound.  I reckon that at least  he may have fondly remembered his dependence on us when all four of us girls helped him renovate the old, dilapidated farm  house on Shafto Road.

Honestly, that wasn’t a memorable time for me as I was suddenly transferred from a wonderful catholic school where I thrived, to a public school where I became the outcast and was bullied daily. I was not allowed to speak about my terror of the three bully girls who made me feel like dirt. I endured many painful things duirng my high school years. My sisters and I did not have the freedom to express any negative things that troubled us and thus we learned to shut up and stuff it. Anyway, what kid has the  permission to voice how miserable they are with a strong or domineering father obsessed by his dream? Many families (and many marriages) today are fragmented and dysfunctional because of lack of honesty and empathy.

Looking back, I want to bravely share my thoughts on reading a diary as a fifteen year old. My love and devotion for my father since being born-again in 1982 has always been endearing and I was shocked to read the many  turbulent and devastated emotions detailed in my journal entries.Two events in particular caused me to be ostracized for the rest of high school.My parents refused to buy me a razor to shave my legs. I was nick-named bear legs by the boys. My father also refused me to wear any blue jeans because he deduced them to be anti-establishment! So I had to wear my corny Catholic school, pleated knee length skirt and loafer shoes. My parents also never came to my defense when a large bully girl accosted me daily because I was of mixed heritage. It took decades for me to shed the skin of being unworthy and insufficient.

All this being shared, I long to see children and adolescents  soaring into their  divine destiny, their parents being well-equipped to empathetically nurture, (and appropriately discipline when needed) their kids. Children do not belong to parents. Parents are temporary stewards of God’s little people, who he is seeking to one day bless their destiny!

If my father were still alive today and asked me to honestly tell him what he could have changed about the way he raised me, this is the letter I would write to him as a grown and healing woman of God:

Dear Daddy!

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the great things you’ve taught me. Thank you for the special times  I had with you as you taught me all about sign-painting and making silk screen templates for your job. Though I was skinny and had awful hay fever allergies and hating you taking Leslie and I to doctor Pfum to get twelve allergy shots twice a year in my arm, I was able to help you dig holes for the sign posts  Thank you for insisting that I not run the streets after boys because they would get me pregnant. Thank you for playing those amazing Spanish Flamenco albums. My love for all kinds of great music contributed to me being the eclectic and innovative composer I am today.

As a grown woman, I have truly appreciate all of who you are. You are such a charming, highly intelligent and gifted man. Thank you that even while you worked full time as a graphic designer for the US government, you earned your bachelors degree in political science so you could earn a better living for mommy and us girls!

My few regrets about our relationship was that you never allowed me to cry, to complain if I were exhausted. I would have loved for you to take seriously my greif and  shame at being half Puerto-Rican and half German, ( a weirdo and not accepted  as equal by the other kids). I also wished you had appreciated  and supported my talent in sewing, fashion design and creative writing and not say they are useless! Also, please respect that I have my own mind, I am a free spirit, (non-conformist) and  not interested in doing anything rebellious of crazy!  I know you have plans for me, but allow me to make my own choices:)  The  most painful rejection from you was when the two times I needed you most, you reneged.

When I was a boarder in the house of that alcoholic man and his blind wife and he tried to kick down my door and rape me. You said, “Be strong, honey, do the best you can.” You have no idea how that devastated me. And then when my fiance was emotionally stalking and traumatizing me and threatened me with death if I didn’t marry him. You wearily said to me,  “I’m sorry, honey. I can’t help you. I’m a sick man.”

I love you and forgive you and my Heavenly father has made right all the wrongs. I ask you to forgive me for anything I’ve hurt you with and please forgive yourself. Abba God has forgiven you, Papito.

Fathers (and mothers)..Healing and reconciliation comes from  looking deep inside yourself and remembering what you said, how you responded to your daughters cries, complaints and questions! Daughters are very complex and fragile beings, (with all these chemicals and hormonal changes). Please fathers, do your intense research early, before your little girl starts to show her womanhood. Old as I am, i am still my Papito’s little girl. I yearn every day for his hug and his “I love You, Anita.” Every day. I curse that demonic man-made tradition  men don’t cry or don’t your emotions! Pride is a killer and it’s terribly wounded and destroyed many relationships with their children. Thank you for allowing me to share about my relationship with my dear father and may you learn from his and my mistakes and help heal your relationship with your princess today!

Heavenly father, thank you for your unmerited and abundant wisdom which we have avail…if we humbly ask. Let there be healing in the fathers and daughters who read this testimony. Lord, help father to build bridges of compassion, tenderness and wisdom as they raise up, confident, trusting and joyous daughters. It’s not shameful for dads to make mistakes, but the three words, “I am Sorry” heals a multitudes of bitterness, resentment, shame and unforgiveness strongholds which could take decades to uproot in our daughters. From this day forward, Father, help us daughters to also appreciate our fathers and honor them so that our lives are long and prosperous. In Jesus name, amen

A DAY in the LIFE of DYSTONIA, (Eight Years)


Eight years and counting…but trusting and believing that I am HEALED by Jesus stripes. I refuse to disbelieve that Christ also endured  the beating for Dystonia, Lupus, ALS  and PSP. These are all satanic attacks and I continue to declare my healing.

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Dear Jim, my dear precious man, My heart goes OUT to you also. I’m a lovely gal whose life has been severely humbled and humiliated also. My struggle with mouth, tongue and throat Dystonia has been a living hell every waking moment. Others couldn’t imagine the heartbreak and anguish having to deal with CERVICAL issues which affect almost every area of our body’s and even the organs and brain neurotransmitter activity. Doctors DO NOT care about doing deeper studies on Dystonia because thy get their kickbacks from the DRUG companies. I for one CANNOT take drugs because my calling as an artist, worship leader, composer and journalist depends on my mind being high mental acuity. So my choice is suffering from great pain from a misaligned JAW joint (TMJ) to bitten my tongue til it bleeds and my lower face and mouth making the ugliest grimaces. For a woman, this is demeaning…so I’m housebound almost all of the week. the only time I get out is when I drive myself to my Chriro for my adjustment which does nothing to stop the facial movements. Driving is grueling because my nervous system reacts violently to the engine power, so my mouth goes Berserk!

This next video is about Sara’s battle with Dystonia (TMJ disorder) She’s another hero of mine and her symptoms are very similiar of what my body has suffered. Following is a list of her symptoms.  I highly recommend anyone enduring Dystonia to get a good MRI of your jaw area to see if your misaligned tooth bite is the problem. I tore my jaw ligament while singing a high E note while singing. I heard  something that sounded like a crack or tear and a week later, my problem started. Unfortunately, doctors and neurologists focused on the brain area and spine, but did NOT focus on the  jaw area:) Also consider any head trauma or car accidents . I pray my blog will open up some more areas for you to find relief for your Dystonia.

The following are Sara’s symptom

Secondary/Acquired Paroxysmal Dystonia moving to Generalised Dystonia, Dystonic Storms, Tremor, Teeth clenching, Migraines
Jaw pain, Temple pain left side, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Low back pain, Headaches, Faint/Lightheaded, Concentration issues, Occasional stutter/slurring, Vertigo, Memory impairment, Hearing impairment right side, Balance problems, Chronic Fatigue
Visual disturbances, Light sensitivity, Sound sensitivity, Smell sensitivity and lack of smell, Ear ache intermittent, Dulling of hearing, Tinnitus (occasionally), Loss of taste (I was just adding lots of salt and didn’t realise!), Toothache, Breathing difficulties, Sinus issues, Snoring
Difficult to wake up/drowsiness, Weak muscles – especially arms/legs/ unable to easily hold phone or brush hair, Sharp and Chronic hand/finger pain, Fine motor control issues -writing/eating/DIY, Slowed movement/ability to move, Biting back/sides of tongue all the time, Sensitive teeth (sometimes), Raynaud’s Syndrome (cold feet and hands), Knee pain, Hip pain, Upper arm and upper thigh (lymph) pain

 

I give all glory and thanks to the Lord for ANY creative endeavor I attempt to finish, (my recording of my albums and my 5-part series book! the incessant & violent pulling on my neck and thraot muscles DRAINS any motivation out of me, so I’m constantly crying out to Father for strength. I pray that all my beloved ones, thank God everyday for being able to enjoy your relationship with your precious heavenly Father, Jesus & Holy Spirit. You have NO idea how much easier it is to life life hen you’re not in agony every waking moment. Thank Him everyday for your health and mobility. Many are disabled by DYSTONIA or suicidal. I give ALL thanks to my wonderful Father for helping me endure this daily cross.  all and Please be patient and compassionate to those who have disability. It’s twice as hard to KEEP your marbles together! blessings to you all!

 

Here is another young lady suffering from a TMJ disorder.

WHY PRAY?


Prayer is the backbone of the Christian walk and without it, nothing can be accomplished in Heaven or earth. By the very power of our tongues’ confession we can move mountains,  fell giants and change the destiny of peoples and nations.

Many of our brothers and sisters have such a small vision of themselves that they don’t even believe that their prayers are heard. Why? Because they’ve not received a revelation of their identity in Christ.

The effectual, fervent prayer of a man or woman avails much Jam 5:17. Two main descriptive adjectives describe what kind of prayer moves God.  The original translation of fervent means to boil, to be hot, having fervor and zeal. According to Strong’s concordance, effectual,  means to energize or be energized. Barclay describes prayers as empowering contact with God. It’s not only a gateway to God for us, but is a channel to God for us! This should get us exited  because we are being plugged into the divine, all-encompassing power  of our almighty Heavenly Father.

Sometimes, we come into God’s presence as if it’s a chore or obligation. I definitely can understand that in light of the daunting, evil things transpiring around the world at present. Even the most passionate prayer intercessor can get disheartened and weary from travailing in prayer. I know that at times, as Holy Spirit  impress on me to pray about horrific events, particularly the ISIS invasion , (and their barbarically bloody way of Jihad) and the fetus marketing  I’m worn out when done and just want t get under the covers.

I would like to share with you how to get reignited with zeal and passion by reading about and meditating on the great prayer warriors of the Bible and how their prayers succeeded. Let us remember that some of them were fearful or young, but God uses those who are not equipped, but available and willing.

Moses

Moses had such an intimate relationship with God, that he was able to reason with the Lord.  His people, the Israelites resorted to idolatry while He was giving Moses the commandments on  Mount Sinai. God told Moses to go down quickly because he was about to consume His own people. Moses prayerful reply was reminding Jehovahah of the covenant He’d made with Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Then the Lord relented. When an intercessor knows his identity in His Heavenly Father, he is able to stand in the gap fr the people he leads. Many times Moses tried to convince God from not destroying the people because of unbelief and rebellion. Most of us are also familiar with Moses most famous exploit, parting the Red Sea.

Gideon

Gideon was a man called out by God as a judge during the period of the Judges  An angel of the Lord appeared and  called him a mighty man of valor!  Gideon replied that his clan, Manasseh was the weakest clan and he was least in his father’s house. His prayerful response was asking the Angel why his people were in such derision and ended his discourse with asking if he could lay out a fleece to prove His promise. God was gracious and listened to Gideon’s reasoning. From henceforth, Gideon boldly destroyed his father’s  Baal altar and later subdued the vicious Midainites! No matter what background or station in life, when God calls us to do great exploits, we can be assured that we will be victorious because He has called us to do it!

Joshuah

Since Joshua’s first escapade with the eleven other spies, he continued to be bold and faithful to God’s commands. He and Caleb didn’t flinch when they saw the size of the giants who occupied the land they were ordained to possess. num 13  Caleb had a different spirit than the other spies.  When Caleb announced to the Isrealites that the protection of the Anakim, ( a certain race of giants) was gone, they still protested because of intimidation of Caleb;s confidence that they tore their clothe and wanted to stone, Joshua, Caleb and Moses. The Lord was angry about their lack f faith and cowardice and  said that the only ones who would enter the promised land would be  Joshua and Caleb. These two men were greatly  favored and revered militarily. In another amazing miraculous episode, Joshua asked Gd to still the sun from going down so he and the army could finish ff their adversaries, 

Nehemiah:

Nehemiah was another beloved man f God who had a heart fr his people the Jews. He was cup bearer to King, Artaxerxes

Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

“Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favorin the presence of this man.”

Nehemiah was of an excellent spirit, compassionate and focused to organize the rebuilding of the beloved city, Jerusalem. The walls were breached in many places and broken down completely in others. Even the people’s spirits were broken, but he planned, organized and followed through with the rebuild ed. There were  several daunting adversaries intimidating the workers and who wanted to assassinate Nehemiah. Nevertheless, He prayed and those below him prayed fr God’s strength and success.anon

King Jehoshaphat

2 Chron 20 tells of King Jehoshaphat suddenly being encompassed-by the Moabites, Ammonites and other gro.  He was very afraid and had the people fast.

Lord, the God of our ancestors, you alone are God in heaven. You rule all the kingdoms of the nations. You are so powerful that no one can oppose you. You, our God, drove out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and gave this land to the descendants of your friend Abraham forever. They have lived in it and have built a sanctuary in honor of your name in it, saying, ‘If calamity, sword, flood,[c] plague, or famine comes upon us, we will stand before this temple, before you, because your name is in this temple. We will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’ 10 So look here! The Ammonites, the Moabites, and those from Mount Seir—the people you wouldn’t let Israel invade when they came out of Egypt’s land, so Israel avoided them and didn’t destroy them— 11 here they are, returning the favor by coming to drive us out of your possession that you gave to us!12 Our God, won’t you punish them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We don’t know what to do, and so we are looking to you for help.”

The Holy Spirit came upon the attending prophets and told King Jehoshaphat that the Lord would be with them and t not be afraid.  The King prepared for the victory by appointing singers to give praise before the Lord. They were to march in front f the army. The Lord launched a surprise attack n the armies and thousands f corpses all lay n the ground.

There are many other  stories of the great conquests by  God’s leaders, prophets, kings and servants and time just doesn’t permit me to share them all. They all had several things in common.

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Queen Esther’s story is most amazing because she  started out as an orphan. Her cousin, Mordecia  adopted  and raised her. Esther’s Jewish name is Hadassah and she ended up being chosen as King Xerxes new queen after his former Queen Vashti was dethroned.  From all the many maidens, Esther excelled over them all. But the king  did not know her heritage.   Esther was faced with the greatest crisis of her life when Mordecai revealed an insiduos plane where Haman, the king’s second man in commend, caused King Ahaseraus to write a decree that all the Jews in the Land should be destroyed. When Mordecai found out, he told Esther.  She then called all the people of Susa to fast for three days as well as her maidens.  Esther knew her God and knew that He would deliver her and her people. The king could not change his decree, but  Mordecia convinced her that  it may be her destiny “for such a time as this” to stand and deliver her people. As it turned out, Esther requested to see the King and he heard her request. The king issued a Deere where the Jews would be able to defend themselves if any came to harm them. For this reason was the great queen Esther revered and the Jews celebrate the  holiday of Purim.

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Daniel

Devote American Christian saints today complain that we are vexed by our  perverted culture, but there is nothing new under the sun. Daniel and  his friends were taken away and forced to live the Babylonian culture. He spent his whole life serving in the royal court of Babylon.Despite the influences of the pagan culture., Daniel thrived, communing intimately with His God. He was so focused, that he prayed three times a day, with his windows opened toward Jerusalem. Daniels’ captorss acknowledged that Daniel’s outstanding wisdom, training and intelligence was from His mighty God.  That dedication to God paid off when Daniel had to endure being thrown int the lion’s den;  Fellow servants of the King, came to accuse Daniel of not obeying the decree to worshiping him alone. The king was grieved because he loved Daniel and so revered the exceptional live he lived because of his God, Yahweh. They pressured the king and Daniel was thrown  into the lion’s den.

In the morning. after a sleepless night, the king rushed to the den were Daniel was and cried, “Daniel, servant of the living Gd, has your God delivered you from the lion’s?” He knew who the true God was. God is always near too those of a broken and contrite spirit. Gd always hears the cries of His children who are in covenant with Him. Do you disbelieve God’s almighty power and ability to save? I urge you to test Him. Taste and see…that He truly is good! You’ll not be disappointed.

God’s great prayer warriors have  several things in common

  • They were totally commuted to God
  • They were focused on Him alone being the victory over whatever challenge they had to face.
  • They were courageous
  • Most important, they knew how to worship and revere Him

Jesus, our advocate, intercedes on our behalf. Rom 8:34 When the disciples asked him how to pray, He gave us The Lord’s prayer as a templet. We should always remember  that He isn’t a magic genie or Santa Claus. He is Holy and we should enter in with reverence and honor Him for who He is… Creator of heaven and earth and God of the universe. Blessed are we that whenever we’re in a sudden bind and  can only say a quick prayer, God immediately hears us!  Let us thank Him for all our miracles and provision.

Whenever we feel our prayers aren’t being answered or we feel we are unworthy to have our prayer heard, we should recall and meditate on these aforementioned brethren who believed in their great God and loving father, for He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! If we are in covenant with Father and abide in the vine, every prayer is always heard. It is time for us to enter boldly, with confidence and reverence and expectation.

 

 

 

 

The Glorious Testator


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God’s special people, the Jews, were chosen and blessed by the Creator, The great I am, when He  looked upon Abram.   (whose name was letter changed to Abraham,) to leave his country to a new place where God would choose and  there God  decreed that he would make Abraham’s name great. He would become a  great nation and be blessed. How’s that for a new beginning!

From the time of Abraham and all the successive prophets and great men and women of God, God’s people, Israel was blessed….as long as they kept covenant with God.  Sadly beginning with King Saul’s rebellion against God and  the prophet Samuel telling him,  “I will not go back with you. You have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you as king over Israel!” Israels’ glorious destiny was changed. because the Israelite’s insisted on having a king over them, even over  than Yahweh. So God  allowed them to suffer the consequence of their decision. They tolerated the  ungodly  weaknesses and idol worship of their kings and priests which led them into  captivity and bondage.

King after king brought corruption and judgments, but God was consistently  gracious by giving prophets to correct and guide  with spiritual counsel. During one of the most lawless periods, the time of the judges God once again  rescued His people through deliverers such as  Othniel, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon and Sampson. Then there came to  time of the “Silent years” This period lasted from the ministry of Malachi  (circa 430 BC) to the arrival of Jesus

Israel went through great suffering and bondage because of rebellion and  disobeying God’s commandments.   Eventually all the world and its people followed suit, resulting in a world pining in sin, sorrow and utter darkness. Even with Orthodox Jews  adhering strictly to the law. nothing changed. The spiritual atmosphere and destiny of all people was thoroughly  contaminated and stalled. No matter how diligently worshipers followed the commandments, sin prevailed. The law did nothing to  diminish evil, greed, violence and murder. Wonderfully, there still remained  faithful saints who cherished and  yearned for the fulfillment of old testament prophesies regarding the coming of Messiah. Devoted worshipers like Simeon and Anna waited for decades to behold their Messiah.  One transcendent day Holy Spirit revealed to Simeon that  he would not die before seeing Messiah. Imagine his exhilaration upon seeing Mary and Joseph bringing Yashuah Jesus to be consecrated! Imagine Anna, well into her eighties and after many decades of fasting, praying and believing that she would also live to see the birth of her  salvation.  Isaiah 61.

Fast forward to 2016. Despite prophecy being fulfilled long ago, through  the birth, death and resurrection of of our Lord Yashuah HaMashiach, many Hebrew roots people and even evangelical Christians are still adhering to the law in a legalistic manner! They still grope for their righteousness through the fulfilling of keeping the law. How Father Jehovah must  grieve that after His greatest act of love, allowing His only begotten Son to suffer humiliation and torture  and death to redeem His creation, many are still thinking they could earn their righteousness through  adherence to the law, (and coercing their disciples and mentees to follow suit).

How do we, once and for all, acknowledge and  revere  with full certainty,  the preeminence, Yashuah Jesus’ completed redemption?

Let’s take at look at Mose’s relationship with Jehovah. Moses, was not only a prophet, but was a friend of God and intimately acquainted with His heavenly Father’s person. God ordained Moses to present the law to his children, Israel. Moses had such a high standing that he was revered as one of the greatest servants of God of all time. He was so revered, in fact, that the people almost would have  elevated his legacy to a  god position. The Bible speaks of Satan arguing about Moses body. Who knows whether satan may have directed the people to memorialize Moses body and cause them to sin against the Lord with his own servant.

But God set them all straight. Lets join up with Jesus and His disciples as they went up to a mountain to pray.  Jesus became as a blinding flash of lightening and Moses and Elijah appeared.  Peter, John and James were so awestruck as the  men probably illuminated the whole mountaintop!  Peter faced Jesus and said,  “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” Luke 9:33

Immediately upon speaking this, Jehovah God, I Am, spoke from the clouds,

“This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

The bottom line, Jesus is the preeminence over all of God’s prophets.

Why did Jehovah God’s ordain a superior priesthood?

God’s people will never  soar into the uttermost spiritual stratospheres regarding the fleshy, constricting mindset they embrace today. Yashuah has imprinted every single blessing and benefit of His Father’s covenant. Ezekiel prophesied of the day when God would do away with the old order of things.

26“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  Ezek. 26:36 

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It’s clear to see, that God saw that His original intent of presenting the law through the old testament priestly system was not working. Imagine the Sadducees, Pharisees and rabbi’s being rebuked by Jesus so harshly. They probably looked at each other in shock, wondering what his mad reasoning was.

“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Mat 7:23    Oh my!

But it was not inaccurate reasoning at all. They were missing the main crux of the commandments,  Love God with all your heart, and love thy neighbor as thyself. What were their lawless acts?  They defrauded vulnerable widows, then making long hypocritical prayers. Mat 12:40  They also  oppressed  wage earners, they were adulterers and denied justice for the  aliens and foreigners.  Mal  3:5

We,  who call themselves God’s “called out” children, need to get back to the basics of loving purely, unconditionally and righteously. That truly is a high order because the present day both the Gentile and the Jewish church embrace all sorts of insignificant sins: back-biting, bitterness, resentment, bigotry and worse of all, self righteousness.

There is also the sin of fear and unbelief as stated in Revelation21:8.  Oh, my…again! The fearful and unbelieving are mentioned first. That full-blown spirit of anti-christ has maligned the Holy Spirit’s supernatural and mysterious moving. He has beguiled God’s propel into  blaspheming the Holy Spirit when they disbelieve or misunderstand divine miracles. truly, we must seek true gifts of discernment to know which works are of God or of satan.

         8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

It’s time to let go of our fear of the mysterious unction of Holy Spirit. Time to be fasting and praying for true discernment and not human suspicion.  Satan has beguiled people and enslaved them in the area of intellectual  human reasoning. I often ponder how fearlessly teens plunge right into the occult, hungry to experience  power and the  supernatural. Tragic that God;’s own people are so rigid in their mindsets that any sign of supernatural activity to them is a sign of the devil. Here is another area where our iniquity of disobedience: is not diligently searching out  important matters. King Solomon wrote in his proverbs:

  It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Prov 25:2

That being said, Paul reminds us that we are ambassadors of Christ and  kings and priests who will judge angels! 1 Pet 2:9 and Rev 1 5&6

Both the Gentiles, (we who are grafted  into His inheritance and covenant) and His peculiar treasure, the Jews,  are part of the wonderful family of God.  Abba Jehovah always seeks for avenues of intimate fellowship where all can mutually enjoy and celebrate His goodness, mercy and provision.  Jesus  told  His disciples

“The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.  Mark 2:27 NLT

So we must keep in mind that every gift, the Sabbath, is a gift for our benefit and blessing. God’s children who are fretting about doing chores or being uptight about the day of rest have not entered into His rest.

For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. Heb 4:11

We How can we discern if we are  veering too far to the left or to the right of the law.  It is hard to reason with someone who is staunched in legalism. They have their own predetermined mindset which is rigid and emotionally-detached  from their heavenly Father and Savior Yashuah.

The Glorious  and Preeminent Testator

Now to wrap up this expository, the old testament law was imperfect.  If it were sufficient, there would be no reason for another covenant to be incepted. God saw the fault of the people and for this reason, was His own Son, the perfect replacement for the old covenant.  Yashuah Jesus, because He continues forever , is the unchangeable priesthood, not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.  He  saves to the uttermost and lives to make intercession for us. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins, so His priesthood is a new covenant rendering the first one obsolete and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear. Heb 8:13

Such was Yashuah Jesus our high priest,  holy, harmless and undefiled  and higher than the heavens. Offering sacrifices first for Himself and then for His own sins. Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry, the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. Now we know that where a testament is, there had to be, by necessity,  be the death of the testator. Praise father God for Yashuah’s perfect gift of sacrifice and redemption!

Holy Spirit also testifies to us about Yashuah’s perfect priesthood.

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
    after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
    and I will write them on their minds.”[a]

 

Many of God’s children straddle the concepts of grace and obedience to the law. They can avoid this lifeless mindset by seeking Holy Spirit’s revelation, (Rhema word). In my ministering and counseling,

He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor. 3:6 NLT

Father has shown me many of God’s  children had father’s  or parents that wounded them. These were harsh, emotionally-detached and/or demanded high or unreasonable expectations. These damaging ways of rearing children cause them to be ensnared by a militarism  (police)and drill-Sargent image of God and others. Satan uses this to steal joy and weary them with need to “perform and be perfect.  Thus they demand and/or judge for perfection in their wives, children and others.

Another disturbing aspect of a legalistic worship of God is always being somber. There is a time for seriousness, repenting and quiet reflection, but Christ’s abundant life is fullness and joy,. (contentment).  God wants His people to  rejoice continually in the freedom, spontaneity and victory His Son has won for us on Calvary!

Let us come back to the Davidic tabernacle of praise and celebration after we have repented from our sins. We can come quickly to the throne room of grace in our time of  weakness. Many of the  Psalms lyrics describe,  dancing with timbrels, harp,  ram’s horns and stringed instruments. ( Psalms 81, 149,  150) , David often used his anointed music to assuage King Saul’s possession of angry demons.   I personally steer  clear of any church or pastor whose flock are perpetually somber or judgmental (harshly scrutinizing) to other brethren and pastors.

Prayer,

Abba Jehovah, we thank you for your perfect sacrifice and your ever-lasting loving-kindness and mercies. They are new each morning. Holy Spirit, illuminate the eyes and hearts of our brethren who have been raised by parent who  chastened them harshly and/or wounded their tender spirits. Most of all we ask for your precious people, our brethren, the Jews, to see Yashuah’s majesty and superior priesthood. Let them receive a Rhema word that Yashuah has already come!

For Jewish brethren who want to  further study the Tanach regarding Yashuha in the old testament, I highly encourage you to visit  Rabbi Arthur Glass article, Yeshua in the Tanakh.

http://www.menorah.org/yeshname.html

Shalom and God bless

 

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