Push, Separate, Gush Forth and become Fruitfull

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I’m pretty excited about this blog post because it comes after not much sleep, tons of things weighing on my mind and yet His Word brings revelation. This morning I am reading about a river in Eden and then I am seeing a prophecy before my eyes, 4 rivers splitting and coming from one river. Now  in studying Hebrew we learn a lot by what the names of people mean but also places and strangely enough RIVERS!

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four riverheads. The name of the first is PISHON, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Ḥawilah, WHERE THERE IS GOLD. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium is there, and the shoham stone.   And the name of the second river is GIHON, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Kush. And the name of the third river is HIDDEQEL, it is the one which goes toward the east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is the EUPHRATES. GENESIS 2:10-

 Pishon is a word that means “PUSH” or “spring about”. This river more than likely was a spring and then formed a delta… The next river was called the Gihon, which comes from the word gia which means TO BURST FORTH! I want to repeat that, “BURST FORTH”. World book and other sources refer to it as GUSHING!

Now we come to the third river, the Hiddeqel or the modern name Tigres. This river is very interesting and is derived from the verb “meaning to PRICK, to STING, to SPLIT, to SEPARATE. Other words to describe the meaning of this river are “Swift, sharp, rapid.

Last and as the old adage goes, not least, comes the river that we all need prophetically the most, The Euphrates. According to Abarim publications, PARAT means FRUITFUL!!!!

 “The Euphrates is the single most dominant river of the Bible, even more DOMINANT than the Nile…In the book of Genesis it is called Parat.  The name Euphrates means The Good Parat; Bountiful. Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates with Fruitfulness.

DID YOU CATCH THAT? BOUNTIFUL AND FRUITFULNESS!

Now we have to begin with the first river and then put all these definitions together and see what they form? First we had the Pishon, THE PUSH… This journey from flesh to spirit, this journey from dry thirsty land takes effort, a push, a spring that will BURST FORTH and separate. There is GOLD there in that place of birthing and salvation. The Euphrates MEANS TO SPLIT and SEPARATE. We must separate ourselves from the flesh and the world.

Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. WATER WILL GUSH FORTH IN THE WILDERNESS and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:6… You say when Bonnie? When will this blessing happen? Well, first we must read the verses before and after…Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

Yes, we must strengthen our prayer life and intimacy and TRUST YAHWEH, for he will come! THE NEXT VERSE MADE ME SO EXCITED! 8-10 say this, “And a highway will be there; it will be called THE WAY OF HOLINESS. The UNCLEAN will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But ONLY THE REDEEMED WILL WALK THERE and the RANSOMED of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

  1. By the way that word Ransomed means this, “ransomed= obtain THE RELEASE OF A (PRISIONER) by making a payment demanded. Thank you Jesus!

The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing. Isaiah 51:3

So my best friend had me thinking about water yesterday. She said that while having bible study a young man asked her WHAT LIVING WATER WAS… You remember the woman at the well who had a zillion husbands (actually 5) and the man she was living with wasn’t her husband… She was walking miles to lug heavy pitchers of water back to her home from the community well. Jesus/ Yeshua said this,” John 4:14 – But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him SHALL NEVER THIRST; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water SPRINGING UP into EVERLASTING LIFE!

John 7:38 – He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER!

If you have ever tasted this water you never forget it. It’s a refreshing that I have experienced even in a time of great sickness, homelessness and trials. You see when you are living and walking in the spirit nothing can upset you. Nothing bothers you because this joy, this spring of water gushing forth splits and separates you from all the world…THE WORLD MELTS AWAY…THE DEBT, THE JOB, THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE STRAINED, THE LOSS, THE WEARINESS…

The woman at the well began to get religious with Yeshua/ Jesus. She began to tell him about how to worship and where to worship and who has the best doctrine and denominational teaching…she says, “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”… Yeah, after he calls her out on having 5 husbands she tells him that she can see he is a prophet but she and her people worshipped on the mountain… she worshipped! Yes indeed she knew about worship and what was the correct form OF WORSHIP  and the right mountain to do it on (SARCASM)… Yeshua sets her straight…

YOU WORSHIP WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW; WE WORSHIP WHAT WE KNOW, FOR SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the TRUE WORSHIPPER will worship the Father IN SPIRIT and TRUTH; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YESHUA/ JESUS LOOKED AT YOU AND SAID, “YOU PENTACOSTALS WORSHIP WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW OR YOU BAPTIST OR YOU CATHOLICS? OUCH…

The Father isn’t seeking just any kind of worshipper, but one who has the truth. Salvation comes from the Jews… Passover begins April 15th…blood red moons and feast of unleaven bread… get rid of the holidays GET RID OF THE YEAST and watch HIS sky, HIS timeline, HIS clock, drink His water, LIVING WATER THAT GUSHES FORTH…PUSH, PRAY, STRENGTHEN FEEBLE HANDS THAT HANG DOWN AND FEEBLE KNEES…Christianity must rethink being a religion without Jewishness… We must split from being on our own mountain we created to worship on like this dry THIRSTY woman at the well. Do Gentiles get their own olive tree? Or are they grafted into the natural branches… PUSH, GUSH FORTH, SEPARATE from the world AND BECOME FRUITFUL!

 

 

 

 

 

Pesach & Passing Over, Passing Through…

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“Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NEAR; for God said, “THE PEOPLE MIGHT CHANGE THEIR MINDS WHEN THEY SEE WAR, AND RETURN TO EGYPT.” Hence God led the people around by the way of the WILDERNESS… EXODUS 13:17-.

 

As many of you know, we sold our home and now we are exiting… The book of Exodus means “a mass departure of people”… We are departing familiar territory and heading to the unknown.  The children of Israel were in a land as slaves for over 400 years. When it was time to depart the Lord told them He was taking them to a land flowing with milk and honey! Flowing, abundantly gushing with prosperity. No more dry thirsty living baking bricks in the hot sun and being driven by task masters who worked you to death and beat you with lashings. However, something drastic had to take place before they could depart. Passover, also known as Pesach.

Ironic enough, the closing date of our home falls on Passover, the 14th of April. This Passover falls on a blood red moon (solar eclipses). Jesus called it signs in the heavens.

 Pesach/ Passover begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan.  Agriculturally, it represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel. But the most important celebration is the Exodus from slavery.

Pesach means to pass through, to pass over, to exempt or to spare. The Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry and they did not have time to let their bread rise…yeast represents PUFFINESS, PRIDE AND SIN…all that gets left in Egypt, the land of sin!

The Jews go through their homes and scrub and clean and remove all traces of bread, yeast and even forbid their pets to eat any food with yeast products. The stoves and refrigerators are scrubbed with Q-tips and so forth…it’s an outward cleansing of an inward priority. Unleavened bread. The children search their homes for any sign of bread and are awarded when some is found. No Easter egg hunting here… The bread that is found is burned.

The Passover lambs represent Christ, his blood on our door post covering our sins. Then EXODUS begins.

There comes a time in one’s life when it’s time to exit! We exit jobs, homes, schools, church families and sometimes it involves a great journey. Everyone is experiencing an exit in some fashion. We exit elementary school for high school, we exit our parents’ home and spread our wings, we exit college or some form of training to hopefully move on to bigger things. Some experience empty nest syndrome when the baby birds exit the roost. Some exit broken marriages and other unhealthy ties. My point is if you live long enough you will exit something! We exit youth, middle age and possibly good eye sight, good hearing and some even good health on our journey. We lose our grandparents, our parents and then we exit this world.

“Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NEAR; for God said, “THE PEOPLE MIGHT CHANGE THEIR MINDS WHEN THEY SEE WAR, AND RETURN TO EGYPT.” Hence God led the people around by the way of the WILDERNESS to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt. EXODUS 13:17-18.

Sometimes GOD takes us to a land that is not near, a way that is not easy and we don’t understand. Abraham is one of those people who had to leave lands, and homes and even family and live in a tent not knowing where he was going.

God took the Israelites on a way through the wilderness because fighting the Philistines would have been too great. The battle at times can be so hard we want to return to Egypt. The wife has Cancer, the son passed away, the finances and so on and so forth can seem so large we fall back into sin, addiction, bitterness and lust of the flesh. YEAST!

 Ultimately God is in control. Yes, we can go back to Egypt where we were but then there is no Exodus. Sin has a funny way of getting in. Complaining about the desert has a funny way of causing snakes to appear and bite us. If we remove all the leaven and apply the blood and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit He will lead us. His leading might not seem like the right way to us… THE WAY THAT’S NEAR… But ultimately it’s the easiest way. The way of the Philistines is interesting. When I did a word study on that word here is the definition from Oxford… Philistine=Today a person who is guided by materialism and who has a disdain of intellectual or artistic values. THERE IS NOTHING IN COMMON WITH THE WAY OF THE PHILISTINES AND THE WAY OF GOD…

 

George Warnock put it this way!

Now the word “Philistine” comes from a word meaning “to roll in the dust, to wallow.” And though it is a well-beaten pathway, as it was in the days of Israel, and though it would seem to lead in a more direct route to the land of our inheritance, it will leave the one who travels this road wallowing in the dust. And why? Because there is nothing in common with the way of the Philistines and the way of God. The Philistine spirit is that spirit of the world, of the natural man, that knows nothing of the Spirit of God. But because it is a well-worn pathway, and because it seems to be leading in the general direction of our pursuit for God, it is enticing to the natural mind. It is the logical approach to the things of God. It is the positive, the most direct approach to things spiritual. But it leaves you wallowing in the dust of the old Adamic life, rather than soaring into the heights of the Spirit of God.”

 

I will close this blog with an attempt to lead you out of Egypt.

 Take the road less travelled.

Leave behind the materialism and earthly treasures from your heart.

 Remove all the yeast from your home this Passover season and repent.

 Study the Hebrew calendar and get on Yahweh’s timeline.

Last but not least, take your shoes off and enter HOLY GROUND…

EXODUS!

Jezebel, Jehu and JUSTICE

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I don’t like writing blogs on JEZEBEL. The first reason being is I have seen too many people called Jezebel who really weren’t anything like this cruel villain. I have seen people use this as a means of hate and shunning others in and out of the church. This blog will touch on the Jezebel spirit as well as on the Eunuchs.

 

I want you to picture her, she has just painted her eyes and lips, adorned her head with the Queens crown and is gazing out her window. Jehu was coming with fury and his horses hoofs were smoldering…He has just slain Ahab’s two sons. One of them, Jehoram lay dead with an arrow coming through his heart and Jehu said,

 

“Surely I saw the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons……….take and throw him on the plot of the ground. God avenged the murder of Naboth. 1 Kings 21…

Yes, The anointing of oil poured upon Jehu’s head was a special kind, it was to completely annihilate and wipeout the house of Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel.

 

Finally he is standing outside her palace. She hangs her head out the window and begins her taunt. When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out the window.

“Is it peace, Zimri, slayer of your master?”  2nd Kings 9:30-31…

The word taunt is a great way to describe this spirit… TAUNT = to reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner… JEZEBEL MOCKS YOU!  She insults you and even belittles you

DO YOU COME IN PEACE? Slayer of your master….Why does Jezzy say this? Zimri, like Jehu were both captains in the army to the King of Israel and both slew their master the king…Zimri only had a 7 day reign and he died…The bible says in 1 Kings 16:15-20, “When Zimri saw that the city had been captured, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and burned down the royal palace over him, so that he died. 19 This came about because of the sins he committed IN DOING WHAT WAS EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD…” 

AGAIN, MOCKING SPIRITS…

Zimri was evil in the eyes of the Lord and Jehu was anointed and used by the Lord to destroy the sinful leaders of Israel.

 ZIMRI HAD NOTHING IN COMMON WITH JEHU IN THE SPIRIT and yet that is a prime example of this spirit, it accuses you and ASSAULTS your character FALSELY. IT TAKES JUST ENOUGH TRUTH AND MAKES you the SICK PERSON. If someone calls you a Jezebel, usually they are the one with the spirit.

 

Now back to the story…

 

“And Jehu lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” TWO OR THREE EUNCHS looked out at him. He said, “THROW HER DOWN.” So they threw her down”. 2nd Kings 9:32-

These eunuch’s speak loudly in this story and let me explain why…

A EUNUCH IS A MAN WHO HAS BEEN CASTRATED IN ORDER TO FILL THE ROLE AS SLAVE OR SERVANT TO A ROYAL COURT…

The Eunuchs at Jezebels table cant reproduce. They are not able to give birth in the natural or in the spirit! When you get caught up in the table of Jezzy and you are ready for God to birth a new path and destiny for you, YOU HAVE TO THROW JEZZY DOWN, that mocking, insulting, accusing spirit has to go!

This spirit can be in men and women. It is not subject to one gender, but it is a spirit that likes control.

The eunuchs wait on Jezzy and bring her what she wants. They had lowly functions that gave them power. These Eunuchs would have been seen making Ahab and Jezzy’s bed, bathing them, cutting and fixing their hair or relaying messages. They had what was called “The rulers ear”. This gave them power because they overheard the plans of the king and queen. This also could get them killed…

 

Being a Eunuch can be wearisome in the church and in the world. Working for Jezebel can be tormenting and freedom is not present because where the spirit of the ADONAI is there is freedom. Peace is another thing missing at Jezebels table because she is unpredictable, a liar, and she MOCKS YOU! Not just to your face but behind your back… How brave for the Eunuchs to hurl her body out the window! And yet when they pondered their fate, wasn’t it smarter for them to rid themselves of her trickery forever? The only problem is they had to think about their futures… No more luxury living in the palace and no more titles or stories of how the king and queen live…no more important dinner guest to serve and away from the kingdom who would want them? They were unable to give a woman a child. If they wanted to stay on and help the next leader, would that leader trust them? I mean they did just plunge Jezzy to her death…

 

“And some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, and they trampled on her. Then Jehu went in and ate and drank. And he said, “See now to this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter.” But when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the SKULL and the FEET and the PALMS OF HER HANDSWhen they came back and told him, he said, “This is the word of the Lord, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite: ‘In the territory of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say, This is Jezebel.’

DOGS WOULD NOT EVEN EAT HER FEET THAT RAN TO SHED BLOOD AND HER PALMS THAT WROTE AND SEALED EVIL, HER MIND THAT THOUGHT TRICKERY, LIES, DECEAT AND MURDER… God is not mocked… Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7…

 

 

Claudia the Dreamer

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“He was walking on the waters; he was flying on the wings of the wind. He spoke to the tempest and to the fishes of the lake; all were obedient to him”.  Claudia the dreamer!

Pilate’s wife had a dream that has always intrigued me. Dreams are a funny thing. They seem to hold secrets too wondrous at times for us to unravel. But not this dream, this dream was surreal!

While Pilate was sitting on the JUDGE’S SEAT, his wife came with a message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.” Matthew 27:19

Her name was Claudia and from this one verse we can learn a magnitude about her character. She suffered a GREAT deal. Have you ever had a dream about a loved one, a child, and it was so real and so traumatic that you suffered?

Pilate is judging the case of Christ. It says, “He knew that for ENVY they had delivered him”.27:18

CRUCIFY HIM! They shout! Pilate argues with the crowd. He tries to persuade them to let Jesus go…They should have been preparing for their Feast!

Why couldn’t they see that it was almost Passover? Everyone knows that at Passover we must get our lamb prepared.  We must check it for flaws and make sure it is spotless, no broken bones. But that’s not what I want to talk about. No, it’s Claudia who intrigues me.

God could have given a troubling dream to Pilate. He could have given it to anyone, but he gave it to her. Not only that, but as Yeshua’s own people are screaming crucify him! She is saying, HE IS INNOCENT! And He was. He was spotless.

Now we know Christ had to die. We know he was the sacrificial lamb. However, some have tried to pin Claudia with a dream from the devil to stop the sacrifice. I don’t see it that way. Her husband must have studied the note she had hurriedly written, “HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT INNOCENT MAN!” He knows his wife is a dreamer; a visionary. He remembers her pointing out the miracles she had seen and heard of concerning this man Yeshua. Perhaps she seen the brutality of his death in her dream?

Like many husbands he weighs his wives words and he studies the crowd that is blaring and shouting much louder than her simple scratched words on paper, “Ive suffered greatly in a dream this day”! She had grabbed his ankles and kneeled before him gagging! “He’s innocent. Don’t have anything to do with their affairs or this man’s blood will be on your hands. Her words are filled with frantic frenzy…He thinks about hormones and women with their many emotions running and racing and he looks up at the crowd again… What to do? What to do? Again he hears her say “ IVE SUFFERED GREATLY IN A DREAM CONCERNING THIS MAN…HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM, HE IS INNOCENT!

 He wants his wife to be happy. He spies the Chief Priests and the Elders. All the peoples arms waving uncontrollably, their mouths opening and closing. CRUCIFY! What to do? What to do?

“When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “My hands are clean of this man’s blood; it’s your responsibility.”  All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” Matthew 27:24-25.

Claudia, well she is forever known as the woman who must have had a dear heart towards the Father.

Pilates report to Caesar, from manuscript in the Mosque of St. Sofia Constantinople Turkey. 

Pilate’s Report

“To Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of Rome,

“Noble Sovereign, Greeting: The events of the last few days in my province have been of such a character that I will give the details in full as they occurred, as I should not be surprised if, in the course of time, they may change the destiny of our nation, for it seems of late that all the gods have ceased to be propitious. I am almost ready to say, Cursed be the day that I succeeded Vallerius Flaceus in the of Judea! for since then my life has been one of continual uneasiness and distress.

 

The letter goes on to unveil what it looked like that day when the King of the Jews was brought forth before the judgment seat. And look at the great irony in it, one day we will stand before the Great Judge. Let’s read the account of Claudia written by her husband, Pilate!

I had taken a wife from among the Gauls, who pretended to see into
futurity. Weeping and throwing herself at my feet she said to me: ‘Beware, beware, and touch not that man for he is holy. Last night I saw him in a vision. He was walking on the waters; he was flying on the wings of the wind. He spoke to the tempest and to the fishes of the lake; all were obedient to him. Behold, the torrent in Mount Kedron flows with blood, the statues of Caesar are fillled with gemonide; the colums of the interium have given away, and the sun is veiled in mourning like a vestal in the tomb. Ah! Pilate, evil awaits thee. If thou wilt not listen to the vows of thy wife, dread the curse or a Roman Senate; dead the frowns of Caesar’.

“By this time the marble stair groaned under the weight of the multitude. The Nazarene was brought back to me. I proceeded to the halls of justice, followed by my guard, and asked the people in severe tone what they demanded.

” ‘The death of the Nazarene’, was the reply.

” ‘For what crime’?

” ‘ He has blasphemed; he has prophesied the ruin of the temple; he called himelf the Son of God, the Messiah, the King of the Jews.’

” ‘ Roman justice’, said I, ‘punishes not such offenses with death.’

” ‘Crucify him! Crucify him’! cried the relentless rabble. The vociferations of the infuriated mob shook the palace to its foundations.

“There was but one who appeared to be calm in the midst of the bast multitude; it was the Nazarene.

 

One calm Nazarene, one worried wife and one fearful man sitting on the judgement seat while the whole world watches him try and wash his hands.

Cant you see a reflection of all of us in Pilate? We don’t want to be held responsible but we know we are. We wash our hands but we must wash our hearts and our minds with His word…

 

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I watched a video where church is going to be delayed so that  it doesn’t upset the sports fans and March madness… The ministers are going to accommodate people… SINCE WHEN IS U of K MORE IMPORTANT THAT YAHWEH (God)? Since when does the Holy Spirit move out of the way to accommodate man?  AND MAN’S WATCH?
A. W. TOZER WROTE, “Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to wait patiently, even respectfully, on the whims of men…YEPPP…

The Bare Truth

We come into this world wearing nothing. One of the first things to touch our skin is a rough scrub to remove blood and skin and fluids. The warm water we laid in moments ago has lifted as the chilly air hits our lungs. We sputter, gasp and reach in to partake of the oxygen. Eventually our naked little bodies are wrapped up in a blanket rather tightly by trained professionals. This snuggly cocoon encloses us and we fall back asleep, exhausted from the birthing voyage.

The first time we hear about being naked in the Bible is in the Garden of Eden. It’s a very interesting story filled with metaphors.

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the EYES of both of them were OPENED, and they realized they were NAKED; so they sewed FIG LEAVES together and MADE COVERINGS for themselves” GENESIS 36-7.

Perhaps it wasn’t the apple tree that brought them so much trouble, but a fig tree instead? Whatever fruit it was isn’t really the issue, NAKEDNESS IS.

Yes, for the first time they knew they were naked and wanted to cover themselves up. They had knowledge of something they had not experienced before. They were trying to hide their sin and shame behind the leaves of a fig…

Married couples usually become comfortable around their spouse’s bare skin after some time together. We become one with them; their skin becomes our skin. Their sin becomes our sin. We may yell out and blame the other for our transgressions but just like Adam and Eve, most the time we have partaken together. Adam is confronted and says,

“The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Eve is confronted and says, ““The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Gen. 3:12-13. Neither of them can take responsibility for their faults. This is a sad but realistic issue today with mankind, no one wants to own up to their part in the problem.

Disobeying God had taken their covering away and they were exposed…The thing about being naked is you are extremely visible, bare and open like the woman caught in adultery who was drug into the streets. Not much shame today in Hollywood concerning nakedness. They make Janet Jacksons bare breast a mild issues. One observation I have noticed is if my husband and I are having a disagreement and its bed time, I am not as comfortable getting undressed in front of him.  If one of us is displeased with the outcome of a situation we tend to keep covered. Why does nakedness go with shame and also with passion? With shame we swiftly try and cover ourselves and with passion we expose ourselves.

Babies seem to come into the world and turn into little toddlers who also love to be naked. They seem to think it funny. If you’ve never seen a naked baby running around the house in nothing but a diaper or birthday suit laughing uncontrollably, just give birth and you will.

“And Elohim called unto Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

And he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.”

And He said, “Who made you know that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Adan says he was afraid. This is a bad translation, a more adequate one is he feared Yahweh with a Holy fear.  Now something has happened that doesn’t seem to flow with the story,  because back in chapter two we also heard the very same word “Naked”…“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, YET THEY WERE NOT ASHAMED” Genesis 2:25.

In chapter 2 they were not HIDING, now they are so ashamed they have made aprons to cover their private areas.

Guilt means I feel remorseful, I made a mistake. Shame means (I AM A MISTAKE)…Have you ever sunk so far in the pig sty that you never wanted to get up and get better, cleaner, repentant?

It’s a horrible feeling to have.  But feeling shamed and feeling ashamed are also different. The bible says the wages of sin is DEATH… Once we reach a point where we are not ashamed of our nakedness, we have reached a spiritual death. If you steal a pack of gum from the store, you may justify it that the store has all kinds of gum, and money and everything they need. Meanwhile its only one pack of gum for 89 cents, what the big deal? The next week you go back and shove a couple candy bars in your pocket, along with more gum. Now you have gotten around 3 dollars’ worth of treats. Again you justify it and time goes by and you decide you sure could use a new iPhone, and thievery of higher items takes place, until eventually you are dead to that sin and you don’t even feel guilty or convicted…NOW HERE LIES THE SECRET…

LISTEN TO ME, THE DIFFERENCE IN ALL OF US AND ADAM AND EVE IS, THEY WERE WALKING WITH THE FATHER IN THE COOL OF THE DAY and when HE caught them in their sin, they feared HIM…THEY WERE ASHAMED AND FEARED YAHWEH…If there had been no relationship it would have been no big deal. If I have not established much of a relationship with you and you walk off, its not that hard, but if we have been friends for years and ties must be cut, it hurts horribly, why? Because I invested in you and you in me. If the gum you are stealing is from a store owned by your brother it’s going to be more humiliating…

The Jews consider the Torah/ commandments as actual objects to put on. Without them you are spiritually naked. The Jews say,

“Without mitzvot one is naked.”   Without The Torah, you are naked, unclothed and very exposed. How would simple words cover you like clothing? Thou shalt not steal…Thou shalt not commit adultery…Honor thy father and they mother…Thou shalt have no other gods before me, Thou shalt not covet… Now the newer portion of our bibles has other words that cover us as well like Ephesians 5:4 “Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes–these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

These words become clothes and they protect us from the consequences of sin and there always is an effect. Sin has an effect on us. Do you value the commandments of The Lord? Do you want to be cloaked in them, covered and protected? Don’t just stand there naked as a jay-bird, go get The Word and put it on…

A Bloody Blog!

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This blog is bloody. It’s about bloodstains, death, buzzards and hangings…ugh, I know… but the message needs to go forth. It’s one of those messages that will have you saying, “Lord G-d why is this happening in my life?”

“Then there was A FAMINE in the days of David THREE years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, IT IS FOR SAUL, AND FOR HIS BLOODY HOUSE, and BECAUSE HE SLEW THE GIBONITES” 2 Samuel 21:1…

Famine happens in our land but we don’t notice it much anymore. We don’t have to wait until June to sink our teeth into ripe, red watermelons or peaches or pears…we have fake, sprayed, unhealthy foods to choose from year round. We have water sources to spray our grounds with and even genetically modified seeds…But back in the day the land became dry and cracked and the harvest was little, if any and the people looked up at the sky and waited, then they searched their hearts and inquired to Him. I can remember going to tent meetings when I was a young girl and all the men and women crying out for rain because we were in a drought.

David probably wasn’t too concerned the first year of famine. He probably was getting a better take the second year and by the third year he realizes that there is sin somewhere in the land. THE LAND CRIES OUT. It always has, whether it’s with earth quakes or typhoons, or even landslides, it cries. The animals cry and even take on a sickly look. ABLES BLOOD CRIED FROM THE GROUND… Perhaps you’ve been in a famine for a few years…

David inquired and he got an answer that could perplex a person…Saul is dead and yet the famine is happening due to his sins even after his death! Wow!

David said to the Gibeonites, “What should I do for you? And how can I make ATONEMENT that you may BLESS the inheritance of the LORD?”…

“Atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it” (Numbers 35:33).

The land was thirsty…thirsty for blood.

WHAT I AM GETTING READY TO TELL YOU IS SERIOUS!

First of all why would David have to appease a pagan people like the Gibeonites? Well it seems back in the book of Joshua chapter 9 this happened, “…the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they resorted to deception to save themselves…. They told Joshua and the men of Israel, “We have come from a distant land to ask you to make a peace treaty with us.”

So then we read something very important, something my husband and I have had multiple conversations about recently, JOSHUA MADE AN OATH, A COVENANT WITH THESE GIBEONITES…Have you made a promise to someone that you didn’t keep? Did you bring a person into a covenant with you and now you wish you hadn’t agreed to let them in?

Joshua 9:15; And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore unto them.” The promise was that Israel and the Gibeonites would live together in PEACE and never WAR against each other.

However, SAUL WENT CRAZY AND SLAUGHTERED THE GIBEONITES AND THE PRIEST of The Lord AND WHOEVER got in his way…I’m going to say this and I hope you listen…IF YOU HAVE A COVENANT OR AGREEMENT WITH SOMEONE, YOU BETTER MAKE THINGS RIGHT! 

King David wants to make things right. He is now King and he has inherited not just the title but the dry parched sins of the previous ruler. What kind of mess are we leaving for future generations to clean up?

Then the Gibeonites said to him, “We have no concern of silver or gold with Saul or his house, nor is it for us to put any man to death in Israel.” And he said, “I will do for you whatever you say.” So they said to the king, “The man who consumed us and who planned to EXTERMINATE US from remaining within any border of Israel, LET SEVEN MEN FROM HIS (Saul’s) SONS BE GIVEN TO US, and we will hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the LORD.” And the king said, “I will give them.”…

Saul’s sons are having to suffer because of their fathers sins…SAUL’S SONS ARE GOING TO HANG BECAUSE OF HIS BLOODSHED…Funny how our sins seem to trickle down and affect those we love the most…

 King David handed him 7 sons of Saul except Jonathans son and the Gibeonites slew them and hung them before the Lord…These 7 were put to death right before the barley harvest.

 It happened at the beginning of Barley Harvest which is Passover.

The most compelling gripping part of this story IS ONE WOMAN!  Her name is Rezin…According to the Bible these men hung for months.

Deuteronomy 21:23 say if you hang someone, “His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) THAT THY LAND BE NOT DEFILED, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. It seems land has more depth to it than many realize.

Yeshua / Jesus hung on a tree and his body was taken down and prepared for burial and was buried, not these 7 men whose father slaughtered the Gibeonites…These 7 men had a father who was anointed by the greatest prophet Samuel and raised up and crowned king, BUT NOW HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SINS THAT HAVE REACHED HIS SONS…and while their bodies decay something happens…

“And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took SACKCLOTH, and spread it for her on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped on them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night. 2nd Samuel 21:10

WHEN A BUZZARD, VULTURE OR BLACK BIRD CAME TO PICK THE FLESH OF HER SEED SHE SWOOOED THEM AWAY AND COVERED HER SELF IN THE ROUGH SACKCLOTH, HUDDLED UP UNDER A ROCK, KEEPING WATCH FOR MONTHS UNTIL drops of water fell on her and the land…DAVID FOUND OUT AND TOOK THEIR BODIED DOWN AND GAVE THEM A PROPER BURIAL along with Saul’s bones and Jonathan’s.

I have a question for you…How bad do you want the first drops of rain to fall in your life? What will you do to get the KINGs attention? It’s almost Passover, swat them buzzards away…tell them to get off your sons, your daughters…cry out for the cracked dry land in your life! Wait upon The Lord, I say wait….