REPENTANCE By Eudora Nachand

 Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

The message in most of the book of Hosea is chastising and rebuking Ephraim for their arrogance, idolatry, and sin. We learn in this book of Hosea that once again, Elohim always has a beautiful love for His creation by promising redemption in the end time.

The book started at the end of the chapter one with redemption for Ephraim and ends in chapter fourteen with the same message of restoration for the future.

Ephraims hope would be in the resurrection, where and when Elohim will completely destroy death and there would never again be a need for repentance because it would be hidden from His eyes.

This is both the first time and the only time that the word repentance is used in the King James Version of the Holy Bible; in the Old Testament but yet it is mentioned 25 times in the New Testament.

Yahushua Himself, mentions the word ‘repentance’ five times. The following was recorded three times, once each by Matthew, Mark and Luke.

Yahushua said that He didn’t come to call the righteous to repentance but to the sinners. It is a fact that every human being on this planet will at some time in their life, be called to repentance.

Luke recorded this spoken by Yahushua: “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”

There is joy in heaven over an open sinner who has obvious need to repent and does so at last. I believe this to be that first soul shaking experience that every lost person or lost sheep initially goes through when he or she turns to God because of their life pattern of sin and realization that something is wrong and needs to be corrected.

Once a person recognizes their need for repentance and then does so, they turn away from that lifestyle to begin a sincere communion with the Most High God of Israel. They have traded in that old self seeking lifestyle for a new one that is lived in servanthood to God and to others. That person that has been called to repentance, has hopefully begun to seek His Kingdom and His righteousness.

Righteous people have no need to repent because their life’s pattern is literally such, that they have no need too, simply because they maintain a condition of righteousness by always and regularly turning to God in repentance, just like King David did.

After the new lifestyle begins, there may be occassions when one experiences a soul shaking move of the Spirit over certain issues. At other times, just asking forgiveness for a slippage on the dirt road; simply because we are still human, may also be brought on by the power of the Holy Spirit’s work in us. Repentance isn’t an easy thing but it certainly is necessary.

When Yahushua said what He did about the joy in heaven over those who repent, He was having a discussion with the Torah teachers (verse 3) and a chief Pharisee.

 Personally it sounds to me that Yahushua does not find or regard these people to be righteous. Perhaps He is trying to shake their mistaken supposition that righteousness cannot consist in following a set of rules apart from genuinely trusting God with all their heart.

Moving on:

Just before Yahushua was lifted up into the heavens there at Bethany, He told His disciples that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. [Luke 24:47]

One scholar said that folks should tell people that they need to turn away from the worship of the gods that they have made, so that they can worship the God Who made them. However, I do not believe that if a person does not worship the God of Israel, that they are necessarily worshiping any god at all. The Bible does not teach this.

Some Christians think it is wrong to evangelize the Hebrew nation. This position would inconsistent with what Yahushua told His disciples. If folks intend to preach repentance and remission of sin, then they ought to obey His command to do so, unto all nations, which then would include the Hebrew nation.

Paul testified both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, teaching them repentance toward Elohim (God), and faith toward Yahushua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). This gospel is the same for the Hebrew peoples as it is for Gentiles; meaning there is no such thing as a two covenant theory.

There is only one LORD, one baptism and one faith and there is only one way, one truth and one life. Noone comes to the Father except through the Son. ~ Ephesians 4:5 @ John 14:6

(Romans 2:4) Paul taught that the goodness of God leads to repentance.

We find many examples of His goodness in the stories written in the Old Testament. Noah’s generation was given 120 years to repent. Jonah anounced to the folks at Ninevah that their doom was inevitable, but because they turned from sin, they were spared for a while.

Nevertheless there is an urgency, because the day of judgement will surely come. Sin does have consequences and we all need to know this so that we will be prepared at His coming. The day of the LORD is at hand and we should all repent for our transgression.

Sin is described as violating the law of God. ~ 1st John 3:4 – Don’t just believe me, look it up! 

Our sin is our own. We do not have to repent for the sin of Adam and Eve. We have to repent for our own transgressions against the law of God. Their sin was disobedience. So is ours. God gave Adam and Eve specific instructions that they were to follow.

We too, were given a set of instructions written in the law that we are to follow. Just like Hasatan told Adam and Eve that they didn’t have to do what God says, we have been told the same lie. Hasatan couldn’t be more delighted. Just because a person is told that they do not have to be obedient to the law because it has been done away with, doesn’t mean that person should be believed. After all, the God of Israel is still going to destroy the earth ‘because’ His law has been ignored.

~ Isaiah chapter 24… Look it up and pay close attention to verse five. You can read it for yourself.

Our sin is a disobedience to the will of God that is a written in the law. Do not just believe me,  look it up for yourself. [1st John 3:4]

This is why Yahushua told His disciples to preach repentance and remission of sin. One cannot even be considered a disciple if they are not following in the very exact same footsteps as Yahushua.

The word remission is not used in the Old Testament of the King James version. It seems imperative that we should learn what this word means; especially if Yahushua told the disciples that this was what He wanted them to preach, repentance and remission of sin. 

Remission is very simular to forgiveness, but remission is being forgiven, pardoned or released from bondage or imprisonment, and then set free from that stronghold as if we had never committed any offence at all. This is what Yahushua did for us on the cross. He paid the penalty for our transgression against the known will of God, the instructions that He gave to all humanity; the law which most folks falsely think was done away with at the cross.

Think about that for a minute. Yahushua paid the penalty for us. What else would there be that we have done that He would have to pay a penalty for?

We are born on this earth and we learn all that we can from our parents. We arn’t just cursed with sin ‘simply‘ because we are born on this earth.

We hopefully learn right from wrong. We grow up, we become citizens of the earth and yet we are guilty for something that we need to repent from. What is it?

It isn’t until we meet a believer or maybe hear from the pulpit at a church that we even know that we have done something wrong. If we have already learned right from wrong, what else are we guilty from?

If there are obviously people who really did live righteously, like Noah and all his house, whom God Himself said lived righteous before Him, then how could that be? How can people live righteously?

Genesis 7:1 And יהוה said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Abraham was also considered as righteous before God. When God told Abraham to look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be and Abraham believed in YHVH, God counted it to Abraham for righteousness.

Look it up! [Genesis 15: 1-6]

It is written: Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments% before יהוה our Elohim, as He hath commanded us.

So ‘IF’ we observe to do all the commandments given as our instruction in the law of God and it shall be our righteousness too, then we must admit then that transgressors of the law do not make very good witnesses for the righteousness of the law.

If a person believes that the law has been done away with, then how can they possibly practice righteousness, if they do not believe that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit?

The righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us when we ALWAYS continue walking in the spirit and not the flesh.

Becareful and do not miss that it is the ‘righteousness of the law’ that is being fulfilled in us, not us fulfilling the righteousness of the law.

How do we then reconcile what Paul taught to the Romans saying, As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one’?

Where was it written? Why is Paul saying that there is none righteous when YHVH said differently?

It was first recorded at Psalm 14:3

‘They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

I tend to think that Yahushua was sent for this very reason. People had ‘become‘ filthy because they too had left behind the truth of what is written in the law, trading it in for man’s version of the law that was being taught by the lawyers (Scholars of the law) and the Pharisees; their teaching of traditions.

But look at what we read in the New Testament recorded by Dr. Luke.

Luke 1:5-6 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before יהוה, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of יהוה blameless.

Awe haw, that’s two people who are found to be living righteously during the time of Yahushua.

Here is something else in the New Testaments that Peter wrote about Noah:

2nd Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the wicked;

Peter is talking about the salvation of Noah’s family when they were saved from the flood. He said that Noah was a preacher of righteousness. Peter went on to say this about Noah too:

2nd Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

It was actually causing a grievous pain, a torment of sorts to the mind and body of Noah to see all the unrighteousness going on in his time. Sound familiar?

As in the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. The earth was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence. By the way, the word violence in Hebrew is Hamas.

Wickedness of man is great in the earth right now in our present time. The things that people imagine are just beyond belief. But there he was, Noah was still living righteously before the LORD amongst all that muck and mire.

Hmmmm, so who is right? Luke, Peter or Paul? Or maybe, just maybe God is right and Paul is misunderstood.

If a person lives a lifestyle that is evil and disastrous and lacks the fear of the LORD which is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge, then perhaps Paul is ‘not’ saying that it ‘isn’t’ possible to live a righteous life afterall and that there cannot possibly be any persons who are living righteously.

Man’s ultimate problem is that he believes what man says over the true word of God that is written. Man’s ultimate problem is that without the Spirit of God, they cannot possibly understand what is written, especially when it comes to the writings of Paul.

 When folks read the following, they automatically ‘think’ that Paul is just so highly intellectual that Peter is saying that Paul is hard to understand.

2nd Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Peter is not saying that everyone will find Paul hard to understand. What Peter is saying is that the ones that find Paul hard to understand are those that ‘wrest’, those that twist the scriptures unto their own destruction.

In other words, if a person reads or hears the Scriptures under the teachings of a human, without reading them under the power of the Holy Spirit who reveals ‘all things’, then that’s the kind of person who is going to misunderstand Paul, because they twist the scripture or because they allowed man to teach them falsely, and they believed it. This is to their own destruction if they do.

We must do our own diligence and read the scriptures for ourselves and not rely on what people tell us, especially since our very eternal life depends on it.

Paul’s letters contain some things which ignorant and unstable people distort as they do the other scriptures to their own destruction.

In verse 17 Peter’s warns that people were being led away with the error of the wicked. The error of the wicked is that they believe the lies of the enemy that are constantly being taught, that righteousness is not attainable and that the law which teaches one how to live righteously, has been done away with.

These people who practice lawlessness are not teaching Elohim’s Instructions (The Law) which both Yahushua and Elohim dubbed to be eternal. They are without law because the believe what they have been told.

Afterall, the prophecy still remains the same:

The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. ~ Isaiah 24:5

This judgment coming on mankind that is still in the future, is coming due to the breaking of Torah. What is coming is for all humankind, all the inhabitants thereof. This is yet another conclusive proof that the Torah has not been done away with.

The death of Messiah on the cross has not changed the reason for the judgment that is futuristic in front of all humanity.

However, The death of Messiah on the cross has given us a hope and an everlasting future for those who repent and turn away from the ways of the world. We cannot love our lives to our death, the way it is right now.

We all have hills to climb and to overcome. We have valleys that we have to make our way through, but be encouraged, God is the God of the hills and the valleys.

But the truth remains, the day of YHVH is at hand. The return of the King is our only hope of salvation from the calamity about to fall.

YHVH is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ~ 2nd Peter 3:9

Elohim does not want anyone to perish. I think sometimes about the closing of the gate when He would look back and still love those who would not choose His love and affection.

He wants everyone to ‘change their mind’ and turn from wickedness, to turn from their evil actions, to seek His face, and learn both His ways and guidence under His instruction that has already been given at Mt Sinai.

He wants us to seek His kingdom, [His way of life ] and His righteousness.

He is not waiting to condem us. He is waiting.. because He loves us.

Peter wrote the following about the day of the coming of YHVH:

‘Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.’

Evidently, it is possible to live ‘without spot, and blameless’, before the LORD which is the same as living righteously. If it weren’t, then why would Peter to in courage his audience to do so?

Yes, we are capable of living righteously but that does not mean that we are completely righteous. It means that we are attempting too, or we are trying too live righteously; but we will not be found righteous before God untill ‘He’ makes that decision when He ransoms us from the power of the grave or redeems us from death. Only He knows the heart of every human and will make that judgment in due time.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto יהוה, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: ~ Psalms 92:1

Written on Friday, September 29, 2017

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The Oil and the Wine

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Written by Eudora

Revelation 6:5-6  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Regarding vs 5 and 6, the scales of the world economy will be tipped upon the seals release, more than likely prompting a worldwide famine and food shortages, exemplified by the fact that two pounds of wheat will cost almost $75.00.

Something that you may not know is that wheat and oil are items used in temple service and likewise, bread and wine were items used in Yahushua’s renewed covenant promise.

This may also mean the differences between the rich and the poor because of the luxuries involved here such as the oil and wine that will still be present.

 The biblical story of Joseph is a prophetic picture of the end time as a great example. It seems kind of doubtful that Joseph’s brothers would have even journeyed to Egypt to find food if there hadn’t of been a famine. Continue reading

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The Woman with the Issue of Blood

The story of the woman with a blood disease is documented by Matthew, Mark and Luke. In this story, Yahushua was on His way to the home of a synagogue leader to heal His dying daughter, when a woman in a crowd, reached out from behind Him just to touch the hem of His garment. The woman was in a state of impurity because of the hemorrhage and she reached out from behind Him, touching the border of His garment. She was afraid, but she knew that if she could just reach out and touch the hem of His garment that she would be made whole.

Matthew 9:19-22 And Yahushua arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. But Yahushua turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Mark 5:24-34 And Yahushua went with him; and much people followed Him, and thronged Him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Yahushua, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Yahushua, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched My clothes? And His disciples said unto Him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched Me? And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth. And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Luke 8:43-48 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Yahushua said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Yahushua said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately. And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

His power went from Him – His virtue. This woman had paid physicians great sums of money in hopes to be healed, but none of those had healed her and she was growing worse. Blood loss makes the body grow weak, cold, tired and overwhelmed but so does heart break, pain, bitterness, and un-forgiveness. We have to stop and think about how this woman must have felt. She must have been so lonely back in that era. Having an issue of blood caused her to be considered unclean and because of that, she couldn’t hang out with the other woman in her village, doing the normal things with them that she might otherwise have done. She was probably shunned by everyone who knew of her plight. She would constantly be in need of cleansing purification but in her exhaustion and despair, probably didn’t even bother because she knew after this many years that no physician had been able to help her and never could.

She probably had spent most of those 12 years in isolation not only from all those folks who lived around her knowing her plight was evidenced by an issue of blood, but perhaps she felt alienated since by all account in Torah, she couldn’t even come into the sanctuary so she was even left to worship all alone. Like a leper, she too was untouchable. Continue reading

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The End Time Generation

Today I visited a site that was all designed to make the claim that Yahushua lied when He spoke of His return regarding when He said, “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”

We were warned by Peter that during the end times, there would be folks who would be scoffers walking after their own lusts, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming” … And, here we are.

Just so none of my friends who are believers or servants [Those called and those chosen],  might fall into a site designed to be a trap such as this, I want to share some truth with you. 

When Yahushua was talking to His audience that day, He was speaking about the end times. We can find this documented by Matthew in chapter 16: 27-28, Matthew 24:25-34 , Matthew 24: 25-34, Mark 13:26-30 and Luke 21:27-32. In all of these writings that were documented by each disciple mentioned (Matthew, Mark and Luke), Yahushua is clearly giving a prophecy; speaking of future events.

Yahushua had already told those living during His earthly ministry that the kingdom had been taken from them right? [Matthew 21:43] Therefore, it is imperative that what those disciples wrote down, were to be understood as dealing with a future time. The generation that He speaks of ‘not passing’ until He returns is a future generation, namely, the people living when those predicted events would occur.

 

How do I know? Once again we look at the current language being written, which is Greek. The word ‘generation’ in the Greek is ‘genea’, pronounced – ghen-eh-ah’. This word is from (a presumed derivative of ‘1085; a generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons):–age, generation, nation, time. So having shared that, ‘this generation’ refers to the people alive in the future when the events of what He was describing, would occur.

KIND OF LIKE… on the day that Yahushua hung on the cross and He said the following to the thief who hung on the cross next to Him: “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.” The fella next to Yahushua on that day. asked Yahushua to remember him when Yahushua came into His Kingdom. Yahushua told that man, that he would be with Him in paradise.

The thing is, that Yahushua did not come into His Kingdom that day. Neither did Yahushua enter into paradise on that day. It was on ‘that day’ that Yahushua died, was buried and laid in the grave and rose up from the grave on the third day. After He arose from the grave, He roamed the earth in a bodily form that doubting Thomas physically touched. In fact, John records this event occurred ‘after’ eight days when the disciples were gathered together. – John 20:26

 

So did Yahushua lie to the thief? No! He made a promise to the thief on the day of the thief’s death, that he would be with Him in paradise. Eventually, when Yahushua has entered into His kingdom, He will keep His word to that thief. I can guarantee this because it is written.

Likewise, Once we begin to witness the signs of the end and it becomes obvious that the end is well on its way—the second coming and the judgment will occur within that last generation.

ALSO to make sure we clearly understand Yahushua, in every single passage of the writers that I offered, Matthew, Mark and Luke; where He speaks of the end times and ‘this generation’ … He backs up and reinforces exactly what He means by sharing a parable about the fig tree.

A sure sign of Summer, is the leafing of the fig tree. Once a fig leaf begins to unfold, it is only a short time before that leaf is fully open. Likewise, it will be a sure sign to the end time generation, when they begin to see ‘all these things’ happening, it will be a short time left for that generation before they see Him coming in the clouds. Once the events of the end times begin, they will happen quickly.

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IS TRUMP’S VISION, GOD’S VISION? ~ By Eudora Nachand

 


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1st Corinthians 1:22-29

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach the Messiah crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is the power of יהוה, and the wisdom of יהוה. Because the foolishness of יהוה is wiser than men; and the weakness of יהוה is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But יהוה hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and יהוה hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath יהוה chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Jews and Greeks who abide in Messiah are not the ones who are being discussed here in this passage.

Sure the Jews look for a sign, because to them, a visual evidence of Christ would be easier for them to hold on too. That’s why the bulk of the Hebrew nation are still looking for the Messiah because when He first came, He didn’t do what they expected of Him and therefore He was rejected.

The Greeks on the other hand considered themselves so intelligent that their own understanding of what they ‘thought’ of Christ, and what they expected Him to do, was a stumbling block for them.  screenshot_2017-03-01-23-41-12-1

Now I’m not saying that Donald Trump can be anywhere near the evidence of Christ or the intelligence of our Mighty King, but you can certainly compare the concept of a similar misunderstanding of those who are not on board the Trump train. 

The presidency of Donald Trump, has obviously become a stumbling block to those who never expected the he would be the President of these United States.

I even heard that a well known newspaper is struggling to understand why people of faith could be behind this president and that ‘Christianity’ itself is hard for this newspaper to grasp.

The folks who abide in Christ fully believe that Yahushua is who He claimed to be. And simularly, believers are not confused at all in their support of Donald Trump, because we know that Yahwey does use people in presidential or kingly positions.

How do we the believers know this? Because of a passage written in the Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy.

1st Timothy 2:1-4

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all reverence and seriousness. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of יהוה our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

My thought and understanding is that even though we do not like certain political influences, nor do we agree with what their policies are, Yahwey establishes those in authority.

Who knows but only God, what might occur if we really did pray for those in authority; that we as a people might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all reverence and seriousness.

Taking this passage from Paul’s letter to the folks at Corinth, he said that the foolishness of God, is wiser than men; and the weakness of our Creator is stronger than men.

Honestly this comes as a surprise to me. The twelve disciples who were later ordained as Apostels, who would take the gospel to the nations, were the vessels chosen to convey the treasure of saving knowledge to the world.

There was nothing in theses twelve men, that at first view glance would look like anyone who our Elohim would use, because they were basically fishermen and a tax collector. But God, who is wiser than the foolishness of men, transfered His doctrine through His Son Yahushua and gave it to these twelve men; who are still moving along God’s doctrine, through the believers who are presently reading their written words, in our Bibles.

screenshot_2017-03-01-23-02-56-1 In the case of our current president, the method of belief and support in him, isn’t going to change or be censured by those on the left because Elohim is clearly using this current administration, even if it confounds the understanding of those on the left, who otherwise thought it was generally a foolish thing that Donald Trump could ever become the elected President of the United States.

He is the current president of those who want peace and are optimistic in America. No matter what we think or believe, for some reason, Yahwey has chosen Donald Trump to lead America for the next four years and this is confounding to those on the left.

I (Eudora), am hopeful that Yahwey would use this man for the next ‘eight’ years, to take what once was a sinking ship, and pull it out of the downward spiraling plumet and lift up this nation, taking her in a different direction – upwards. screenshot_2017-03-01-22-59-15-1

In my personal life time, other than Ronald Reagan, this is the first president who is not part of the political establishment who has claimed the presidency. Our president often refers to himself as ‘a messenger’ who would in all reality, would be comparable to the twelve disciples who also carried a message.

Donald Trump listened to the people. He had a ear to hear what their needs are and he has promised to do everything in his power to deliver on those promises and this is why he was elected by the people and now stands to serve the people and drain the swamp.

Our president has said more than once, that he firmly belives that he was chosen and that this is his calling.

Those who ‘think’ themselves more mighty in their own flesh and ‘think’ themselves more noble, than all those folks that Donald Trump heard with his own ears, are left drifting out in the ocean of their own disbelief. Yet our president is willing to extend a hand and pull them up out of the ocean where they have been drowning ever since they fell out of the ship. Our president’s hearts desire, is to work for all Americans and bring the whole nation out of the abyss.

screenshot_2017-03-01-22-55-55-1 But like I said, for what ever reason and those known only to Elohim, He has placed Donald Trump in this position of power. It is clearly obvious to most all believers that those who think of him as foolish and not mentally capable of leading this nation, are those who are self elated in their own wise thinking.

Those in the left are completely confounded by what transpired in the election. They honestly thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, but that is not what happened. They are seriously having a hard time adjusting to this new presidential position.

And finally in closing, Yahwey did not choose a philosopher, an orator, nor a statesmen or politician at this time. He chose a humble man of wealth and power and his sincere interest in America, to publish a gospel of unity, that he believes can take America in a different direction. screenshot_2017-03-01-23-01-33-1

Sure, those on the left, dispute and despise and want to dispose of this president. But we who are believers know that even in all his flesh, no matter what his hearts desire is, and no matter what He does, true peace and divine grace is out of reach for those whose lives are not guided by the Holy Spirit. No-one will impact this world in an everlasting way until Yahushua returns as He said He would.

In the mean time, simular to the gospel dispensation that is geared to humble the heart of mankind and bring glory to God, the leadership of a Donald Trump is used by Yahwey, Who will use him to also humble the heart man, and bring glory to God.

Likewise, we as believers are humble that Yahwey has chosen to extend His hand once again and work towards causing this nation to rise up, even though the choices that this America has recently decided on, is in oposition to the glory of the Most High Elohim.

There is a great deal of power in the substance and life of those who believe. Donald Trump is a also a believer. He is completely aware that Yahwey has a hand upon him and yes Donald Trump is a messenger of the people. But Donald Trump also recognizes that Yahwey has not yet let go of the people who worship God and call upon His name, and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Yahwey is still the Most Wise, He is still the Most Righteous and He is still in the process of sanctification, and redemption of those who are willing to yield themselves to His way. Evidently He too, still belives that America can be molded in His hand, to promote and bring about His ultimate plan. Make no mistake about it, no flesh on earth living in any human vessel, should bring glory themselves in His presence. All the glory must be unto the LORD. 

The fact that Yahwey is using Donald Trump is a visable sign. His wisdom to do so does not leave the believer confounded. It leaves us in a state of realizing His blessing and His mercy upon these United States.

We thank God for His choice to use Donald Trump at this time, especially since the alternative was Hillary Clinton, who was not only denied by the people but she was obviously not acceptable in God’s sight and therefore, denied by Him too.

images-1 Harsh as that may seem, truth is not denied either. That is not saying that her time could still come. For such a time as this, Elohim in His GREAT MERCY, has chosen Donald J. Trump to lead America.

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Is Faith the Key to Triumph?

Why tremble when He can triumph?

I know that Yahwey does not give us these things that happen to our physical bodies, but I do know that most often, He uses them for His purpose and His Glory. It sometimes boils down to something that He uses to show us or to show or others of His miracle and healing power to build up or strengthen our faith or boost the faith of others.

Throughout the life time when Yahushua was teaching, He often spoke of faith being the key to healing. I believe Him. Look at what Yahushua said to the blind man ‘after’ He healed him:

Mark 10:52 And Yahushua said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Him on the way.

In both of these instances, it seems to me that the faith was in the fact that they went to Him believing that He is the One Who rewarded their faith, by healing them.

The healing power in ‘our’ faith is obviously a critical component because otherwise, why would He have said such a thing after He healed someone? It may just be our faith that we use to take situations to Him so that we can be healed. Check this out:

Mark 10: 51 And Yahushua answered and said unto him, “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” The blind man said unto him, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.”

52 And Yahushua said to him, “Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Yahushua could plainly see that the man was blind, but he asked the fella what he wanted Him to do about it. Of course the man wanted his sight but Yahushua was not going to just heal the man of blindness without being asked.

Sometimes in my prayers for healing I say, “Father I thank You for healing because I know You will do it. Not because I want You to but because I asked You to.” And it is because of this passage that I do make my request known to Him Who knows all.

Notice though, that it was clearly not until after Yahushua said to the blind man, “Go your way; your faith has made you well”, that the man ‘immediately’ received his sight.

I think that the scripture rings so true…. faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Elohim. Yahwey is the One Who sets our faith on fire by His word. Our faith sets a seal of its amen [So be it] to the power and promise of Yahwey while He sets the seal of His amen to our prayers and belief in Him by faith.

Why tremble when He can triumph? Move forward in peace!

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Loosing Those We Love

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John 11:35 Yahushua wept.

When Yahushua therefore saw Mary weeping over the death of her brother and the Jews also weeping which came with her, Yahushua groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. He asked where they had lain Lazarus? When Rabbi Yahushua went to see, He wept.

This particular text does not tell us that Yahushua weeps when we do at the loss of our loved ones but from this passage, we might conclude that if He cried for the loss of one so close to Him, that He fully understands and identifies with us when we loose folks that we love.

He stepped down from the heavens into the trenches of life as we know it. He too, spent most of his childhood as a refugee in the land of Egypt escaping the tyrant king Herod who had ordered all babies to be killed only later to declare, “Suffer not the little children to come unto Me”.

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He knows what it is like to be a child escaping the land of Syria like so many folks are today.

Amongst the horrors that face so many nations today, Yahushua sees the death caused by viruses like Zika, terrorist attacks and the harsh realities like that of Aleppo. Yahushua sees what has transpired in our world. He also sees how the body of men and women, are failing them way to early in their lives.

While we have no means to escape these atrocities, He still offers the hope and promise of life, while we endure such negative environmental distructions that impact our earth and what was originally intended to be a safe haven for all mankind.

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I have said this before but I personally believe that loosing those we love is the hardest part of life that we go through, but go through we must. We dearly hold on to the memories of what once was and do the best we can to instill and share those memories into the lives of those who are left behind.

Nevertheless, we live in a fallen world and believe it or not, the promise of eternal life begins here in this life, simply because the promise of eternal life is what fills us with the hope to carry on as best we can.

This is the human mechanism that has been created within us to be comforted by the memories of the past. They are these memories that comfort us and also bring hope to others.

At the loss of those we love, our natural defense calls us to step out of our comfort zone to be comforted by those who also come along side of us to weep when we weep, just as Yahushua wept along side of Mary when she lost her brother.

Yahushua wept and so do we. We weep at the loss of the folks who postively impact our lives for the better. We weep for our parents, siblings aunts and uncles and of course we grieve terribly at the loss of children.

When we loose those who are our elders, if we have not learned from them and gained patterns of their wisdom, we have lost the best part of them without even realizing it until it is too late. We cannot go back and learn those ways that had brought them through the ruff patches in their lives because they are gone. We may have lived too selfishly and missed the value of what they could have taught us.

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Love those around you while you can. Take the time and make the effort to engage the elders in conversations that will teach you what is most valuable to them. Ask your elders the questions of how they got through those difficult times.

The effort that we make now just might better prepare us for a better future and if we are lucky, just might make the loss a bit easier because we did stop and engage, love and treasure what we do have.

There is a saying that says, “There is no time like the present.”

But in all reality, there is no present like the time because time after all, is all that we have. Time is a gift.

Take off the ribbon of pride and selfishness and open that gift. You will be so glad that you did. Don’t let the bitterness of life’s hurt and trial hold you back from accepting forgiveness or forgiving others so they too can rest in peace.

Love one another as He loves us. Love beyond our differences because it is the differences that make us stronger.

~ As always, just a sharing of life’s reality by Eudora who has lost way too much time of her own, hoping that what I share today will help everyone with a better tomorrow.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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