I AM, The Meaning behind YAH’s name.

15 May

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Exodus 3:14 New King James Version (NKJV) “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.”

There is a great importance in using the name of YAH in our daily prayer’s and meditation. The meaning for this is that YAH which is translated from “I AM” recognizes YAH as the absolute of all existence. This recognition describes YAH as all reality, and the master of our brief time in it. This reality encompasses our thoughts, finances, healing and effectiveness in operating by way of His Holy Spirit. In all, surrendering unto YAH as the sole proprietor of all total existence; creates an environment for us to be made master’s of every worldly situation.

Our belief in YAH and the grace given to us in Christ Jesus taps into His omnipotence. YAH is never ending meaning He was here before our situation, and will be here after. He is independent, needing nothing to do a great work. He is also the creator of all, YAH is absolute truth and most importantly He is love. In YAH, the power of all things good and the material and spiritual world rest at His feet. Will you tap into? I pray that you will, Shalom…

Demonic Spirits, The Thorn In Man’s Flesh

17 Apr

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2 Corinthians 12:7, “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.”

For many years I always associated the “thorn in the flesh” of Paul as some type of physical ailment. A type of cross for Him to bear to remain humble and dependent upon YAH. However upon my studies the term “messenger” actually translates to the Greek meaning Aggelos which means angel of satan. This demonic spirit manifested in hardships in his journey’s spreading the Word of YAH to the world.

Recorded in 2 Cor 11:23-27, “Are they ministers of Christ?-I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.”

Though troubling times of imprisonment and physical abuse plagued the Apostle, YAH preserved Him in all to fulfill His calling here on Earth. Many times we as Believer’s will experience the same from friends, family or society when sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even though we have been called unto His glory, never get beside the fact that we all still fall short of His divine glory and pray that we stay humble and strong enough to endure until the end. Shalom…

Where Do Demons Come From?

25 Mar

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Revelations 12:9, “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

The Holy Bible does not specifically state where demons originated from. However, the scriptures do record two possible instances for their origin. The first comes in Revelations 12:9. The fallen angels hypothesis suggest, those Angels that rebelled with Satan become demons or seducing spirits like Lucifer himself. Brought down to deceive the world before Adam (the Pre-Adamite Race). This is very possible due to the fact the Serpent in the Garden of Eden was coerced by Satan into tempting Adam and Eve into sin, before the world was re-created by YAH in Gen 1:3.

The next possible explanation is the Nephilim theory. Those who were the offspring of man and angelic procreation in Genesis 6:4, “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” Though the majority of these beings were destroyed during Noah’s flood. The disembodied spirits, which are not of man or angel were never sent to Sheol. As they are not part of YAH’s original creation and not redeemable. Therefore they roam about, until the final judgement.

Upon studying the scriptures I believe that demons originated from both sources, Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. Both are demonic forces working with Satan to bring about the destruction of mankind. Though their origins may seem a little convoluted, it is important to know that they are here, affecting our world. Know that in Christ you have the power over them!

James 4:7-8, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded,” Shalom…

There’s Power In Saying YAH’s Name, Not His Title…

17 Mar

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With being in a personal relationship with YAH, we as Believers should always utilize the true name of God. Over time and with different translations of the Bible the holy name of YAH, was edited to reflect the language and culture therein. With this, God’s true name YAH (Psalm 68:4) has somewhat been lost to us. The scripture however request that we call upon his name when in prayer or in our time of need.

Exodus 3:15 reads, “Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.” Lord is the English substitute for YAH. Even though it is meant in a high regard, this title is not the same as YAH.

Referring to YAH by His title, is the same as calling a male friend man or a female as simply woman. It’s not personal and carries the same meaning for every other human being. Imagine when your boss or others in high regard may have said “No, call me by my first name.” The relationship between the two means so much. The same is for YAH, who has called us into a personal relationship (Acts 17:27).

The Holy Bible states in Psalm 145:18, “The Lord (YAH) is near to all who call upon Him,To all who call upon Him in truth.” The name YAH in our belief in Jesus Christ invokes the Holy Spirit to minister on our behalf. Guiding us into truth, edification, and strengthening our Faith. We have a Father that has given us a specific name to call him by, and when spoken to He will listen.

Not only is YAH the true name of the Most High, but also specifies that the God we pray to is that of the Hebrew Israelites. I ask we all share in the joy that YAH has given us such power and joy, of calling on His personal name in time of need and also in joy! Shalom…

The Gift Of Giving…

28 Feb

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Proverbs 11:25 (NKJV) “The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.”

One of the greatest ways to show the physical manifestation of YAH, is through giving. Giving is one of the divine gift’s of being a true Believer in Christ finished work at the Cross. Giving unto other’s displays exactly what the Lord is trying to give to us, in the belief of Jesus Christ, restoration! By giving humbly to those in need you are supplying edification, the building up of one’s Spirit. Also restoring the Faith that good works flow through those who believe.

The Bible’s states in Psalms 41: 1-3 (KJV) “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”

YAH rewards a cheerful giver by delivering them (in times of need), preserving them (sustaining Spirituality) and keep them alive. In short, the same Spiritual qualities that comes with helping others will be given back unto you by our Father.

All giving is not always financial either, but in also kind gestures, services or in being available just to talk. I pray we all are a gift to others, and YAH will supply gifts back unto you! Shalom…

The Anti-Christ Rule Will NOT Be Worldwide…

15 Jan

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Rev 13:1, “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.”

Originally when I first learned about the Anti-Christ and his rule over the world, I believed it to be worldwide. However upon further study of the scriptures His rule is limited to only ten nations on Earth. Revelations 13:1, states a great beast will rise up out of the sea. The sea here represents people appointing him to power, next we read of 7 heads. These heads, represent 7 different empires that have persecuted Israel in the past and present day. The ten horns represent the nations that have yet to be formed that the Anti-Christ will rule over.

So who are these 10 nations of his rule? The old Roman Empire which will return. Daniel 7:7-8 reads, “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that werebefore it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”

With the Anti-Christ rulership being such a smaller area as I previously learned, it’s possible that during his reign a majority of the world may not even realize who he is. It’s important that all Believers discern the times that we are living in, so that we may be ready to stand firm for Jesus Christ, Shalom…

The Perfect Peace In YAH…

31 Dec

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Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

Isaiah 26:3, speaks of a perfect peace in YAH the Father, our supreme protector. In accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior we are given spiritual protection in Him. This protection is provided by delivering us from our enemies Deuteronomy 31:6, fear Isaiah 41:10, temptation 1 Corinthians 10:13, and from the Evil One himself 2 Thessalonians 3:3.

In short, the worries of this natural world are offset in Jesus. Father YAH frees us from this mental anguish to solely focus on Him (Jeremiah 29:13). This focus on the Father is needed for Spiritual development as stated in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Their is nothing more that the Father wishes to impart in us than his love and divine plans for our life. In Him, we are carefree to be fed and to feed others in teaching, healing, edification all for in His glory. So the next time the worries of this life start, concentrate on YAH and the peace that loving Him brings, and give your stressors over to Him. So that the Kingdom of YAH can flourish in your life, Shalom…

Have You Been Fed Today?

12 Nov

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Matthew 4:4, “But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

At times we as Believers forget that our Spirit much like our natural bodies requires daily nutrition. The same as when we consume food for strength and energy, feeding our Spirit the Word of God is just as important for edification.

The natural world and the spiritual world correlates in this way. Without the Word of God our Spirit breaks down, and becomes weak in our faith of what the Cross has done for us. No matter how many times a day, make reading the Bible, listening or viewing it in some medium a daily regime in our lives.

Let every word become nutrition like vitamins for the soul, cardio for our spiritual endurance and read about the Cross for our strength as in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Stay in YAH’s word to remain strong and healthy, and do not grow malnourished due to lack, Shalom.

Is YAH Calling You, To Resolve An Injustice In The World?

16 Oct

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2 Tim 1:9, “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purposes and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

A recent question was asked of me, why does God (YAH) allow so much suffering in the world today?My reply was instead why are Believers not fulfilling YAH’s purpose in this world? Many times we think that YAH is going to sweep down from Heaven and end poverty, disease and famine. In thinking like this we forget our own responsibility and purpose in doing His will.

As Believers in Christ, we have the right to act on the behalf of the Father. Luke 10:19 reads, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” With this we have the power to change the demonic atmosphere of this world. Everyone has a calling (2 Thessalonians 2:14) some are called to effect those in their lives only, and some are called to end some atrocities in the world.

Some examples of those who have been called to a larger stage are Moses, Noah, Jesus, and the Apostle Paul. They answered unto YAH to free the Israelites, preserve the new world for Christ and to take the Gospel to the nations. So how do you know the Lord is calling you? You only need to look at what hurts your Spirit. Is it seeing young children hurting from hunger? Is it helping those of physical abuse, is it standing against political agendas that harm mankind?

Now not all Disciples of Christ are called to meet these demands, but YAH will choose someone one day to end these travesties. Until then, I pray you keep your ears open to the Spirit of the Lord, because He may be calling you, Shalom…

The Serpent Of Eden…

18 Jun

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Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

What exactly was the Serpent in Eden? Was it the Devil in a different form or was it a different celestial being altogether? The popular idea is that the Serpent was the Devil popularized by some Bible scriptures. This scriptures can be found in Isaiah 27:1, Job 41:34, Revelations 12:3-17 and 20:2.

Though this sounds like the Bible is saying the two are the same, this is not the case. The Word of YAH is merely comparing them. Much like scripture did with the Apostle Peter in Matthew 26:22-23 which reads, “Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Jesus was in this verse spoke to Satan, who was using Peter to deceive Christ at this time. Not meaning that Peter was Satan. The same thing happens much today in modern society where the actions of men are compared to devils and demons. They may be influenced by them but are not one in the same. Further more, scripture describes the Serpent as being a different creature altogether.

Genesis 3:1 reads, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” The verse states that He was a “beast of the field” meaning a animal and not a fallen angel.

Genesis 3:1-6 we can read that the Serpent has reasoning power, speech and could orchestrate deception. Genesis 3:14 says the Serpent walked upright and was in fact an animal. Also, the fact that the Serpent spoke and Eve was not afraid of Him means that the Serpent was a close creation to that of Man.

Though the Serpent was not Satan he was used to bring about the Fall of Man, and the Serpent Seed (see the Unfamiliar Bible Facts Section). Satan saw that this animal was close in relation to Adam and Eve, and could be used to deceive them. Though this Serpent is no longer in our modern time, many men and women are being used in this same way today. Stay prayerful and be blessed, Shalom…