Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stop and Listen

Does it ever seem like the cares of this world, or the life we live, get in the way of listening to what Elohim is saying. It seems we're too nervous or concerned about what others might think, that we forget to be concerned about what Elohim thinks. Sometimes we just need to take the first step, and when we do, we'll find Elohim waiting for us. Take for instance Moshe (Moses) and the story of the burning bush.

Exodus 3:1-4

'Now Moshe was tending the sheep of Yitro (Jethro) his father-in-law, the priest of Midyan. Leading the flock to the far side of the desert, he came to the mountain of Elohim, to Horev. The angel of Adonai appeared to him in a fire blazing from the middle of a bush. He looked and saw that although the bush was flaming with fire, yet the bush was not being burned up. Moshe said, "I'm going to go over and see this amazing sight and find out why the bush insn't being burned up." When Adonai saw that he had gone over to see, Elohim called to him from the middle of the bush, "Moshe! Moshe!" He answerd, "Here I am."

Let's look for a minute at what Moshe did. First, he didn't pass by this amazing thing. Moshe saw something that many others had probably just ignored. Second, Moshe took the first step; by taking that first step, Moshe let Adonai is in life like never before. Think of the journey Moshe took after this one little step of faith. Finally, what did Moshe get when he did this? A direct, one-on-one conversation with Elohim that would not only change his life forever, but forever, that of mankind's!

So as we continue to read the scriptures, let's not glance over things because the kids soccer game is in an hour, or the dryer just went off waiting for clothes to be folded. Life is going to be here, it happens all around us, everyday. When we listen to what's being presented in the word, especially when its out of the norm or might challenge a long held belief we have, take the time to research and understand what it is that's been presented. It might just be the equivalent of a 'burning bush', and when we take that first step, Elohim will be waiting there for us, to guide us through just like he did with Moshe.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sand of the Sea

I was reading Romans 9:27 the other morning and something just didn't seem right to me.  It was like, in a way, it wasn't a good thing. 

"Isaiah also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:"

This is taken from Isaiah 10:22-23 where Isaiah is talking concerning of all the thousands of Israel only a remnant was saved.  Even though Abraham is a father of many nations and they are as the sand of the sea, only a remnant is saved.  Abraham's children are compared to sand.  We have to understand that the word sand is not spoken of in a good way in the bible.  The man who builds his house on sand, it does not stand when the storm comes. So many christians out there believe in Him but even the demons believe and that doesn't save them.  So many people believe in greasy grace.  That they can do whatever they want to do and expect Him to bless it.  It just ain't so.  Remember Aaron's sons (Lev. 10:1) who offered strange fire and was consumed.  The word strange in hebrew means to turn aside, to be a foreigner and to commit adultery.  That is interesting.  In other words they turned from the commandmants of how it was to be done.  They thought they could offer whatever and it would be okay.  And even Aaron knew he could not partake of the offering without the right heart attitude (Lev. 10:19).  Aaron's sons had died and yes it affected him and he knew he could not partake of the sin offering.  So many christians are building their houses (foundations) on sand instead of digging deep and building on the rock of Yahushua, the living Torah.   That man shall stand and not waver and not be ashamed. 

I was going to end there but christians need to really understand yes there are alot of people who are descendants of Abraham, many nations, the sands of the sea, but only a remnant will be saved.  Why? ( Rev. 12:17) Because only the remnant is keeping the commandments of Elohim and have the testimony of Yahushua. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Inward Man

Jeremiah 31:33 "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.

Romans 7:22 "For I delight in the law of Elohim after the inward man:"

We need to understand the importance of Torah written on the heart to obey our Father's commandments even though they seem to be a "strange thing " to us Gentiles. 

Written by:  Jana D. Pindell

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jesus or Yahushua What is His Name?

When I speak of Yahushua many people say "well, it says Jesus in my bible".  Well, you have to take it to the Greek or Hebrew and when it is in the Greek you need to see what it means in the Hebrew.  In Hebrews 4:8 it says "For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. "  It actually says in a side note Joshua.  Their names was so close they had a hard time knowing was it Jesus or Joshua.  In the Strong's concordance when you look up Jesus it says:



Of Hebrew origin [H3091 ]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: - Jesus.

Remember though, the letter J has only been around for five hundred years so it was actually a Y instead of a J.

יהושׁע יהושׁוּע
yehôshûa‛ yehôshûa‛
H3068 and H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader: - Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare H1954, H3442.

It is Yah not Yeh because one of His names is Yah and His son's name would have to have part of His Father's name as His name means Yah is my Salvation.  In Psalms 68:4 the word Jah is used.  There it says it is a shortened version of Yahweh(my wording) and the proper name of the one true Elohim(my wording). When you look up the word God in Hebrew it says Elohim.  One of His names.  When you look up the word God in the dictionary it says a Being perfect in power, wisdom and goodness and a person or thing of supreme value.   But would you want to be called by a pagan name that if you just use a lower case g puts you along with false gods? I really don't think that is what He had in mind. 

Do you know where the word yahoo came from?  It was what the Jews were called by the Babylonians while in captivity. 
If you look up the word Jesus in the concordance at Blue Letter and listen to the pronunciation it says Ye-Zeus.  Now this is written in Greek and who was their god?  I have to say that is interesting.  Do you really think that He wants to be called by a Greek god's name?  He has a name.  Would you want to be called by the name that was given to you or let someone else decide to call you whatever they seemed okay?  Now listen to the pronunciation of His name in Hebrew.  
Joshua was a precusor for Yahushua.  Because just like Joshua was the one who brought the Israelites into the Promised Land, so shall Yahushua bring us into the Promised Land.

Proverbs 30:4  "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?"  Everything in the Bible is there for a reason.

When the Israelites sinned and was taken into captivity His name was to be forgotten among them.  Psa 44:20" If we have forgotten the name of our Elohim, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;" Jer 23:27 "Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal."

 But now that the punishment is over and His name is being revealed to those who seek Him. 

Written by:  Jana D. Pindell

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Light in the Bible

I was reading Psalms 118 the other day and in verse 27 it reads, "Elohim is Yahweh, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrific with cords, unto the horns of the altar:"  Now the word light had a reference to Esther 8:16 which intrigued me because I hardly ever see anything reference Esther in the Bible.  So I turned there and verse 16 says, "The Jews had light, and gladness and joy and honour." Then Psalms 118 also references 1 Peter 2:9, " But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood an holy nation, a peculiar people: that ye should shew forth the virtues of him who hath called you out out of darkness into his marvellous light:" If Yahushua, the living Torah, is the light, but the Jews had light.  But we have to remember in Proverbs 6:23 it says "the commandment is a lamp; and the law (torah) is a light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life".  Your lamp is the commandments, and the Torah is the light given off from the lamp (From Light of the World  post).  We have to let the scriptures come together like puzzle pieces.

John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 
 The Jews had light because He has always been and He will always be.

Written by:  Jana D. Pindell