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Scripture Study- Psalm 139:7, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”

10 Aug

Psalm 139:7 has a two-part meaning about YAH. The first deals with the natural world, where the invisible God is ever present when have eyes to see. First we can see YAH in nature (Genesis 1:11-12) having created the birds, flowers and tress, the rising and setting of sun and moon (Amos 5:8). As being created in His image we also create everyday, for example construction workers building roads imitating His image (Hebrews 11:3).

The second part refers to our sin nature, and no matter how far we have fallen He is there to pick us back up Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Shalom

Strength In Our Pain

22 Jul

2 Corinthians 12: 7-10, “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. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


I believe the pain we endure here in the natural realm is fuel for our spirit. YAH used the “thorn in the flesh” of Paul to power his spiritual growth which helped bring the Gospel to the Gentile nation. This pain edified and built Paul’s resiliency  making him a great Apostle, enduring prison and other hardships.

The same can be applied to us, the hurt we endured in our old life is a powerful tool to reform and transform our new self. When we are made “new” by way of the Christ (2 Corinthians 5) we still have to make amends with the pain of our past. We then, can use this pain to move us closer to Christ and the life YAH has ordained for us.


It’s a great thing to be able to look back and see just how far we have come, and gain motivation to not go back.  I pray we all use our pain to empower us for purpose, healing, and to empower others on their spiritual walk with Christ, Shalom…

Scripture Study- The Bible, The Living Word Of YAH! 

10 Jul

Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

The Word of YAH, The Holy Bible is not merely words on a page but truly transformative! The term living means truly alive. The Word of YAH created the natural world as recorded in Psalm 33:6, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” The Scriptures are so much more than words on paper, but words of the living God.

Dictated to man and recorded, when we read the scriptures it’s powerful as stated in the first verse of Hebrews 4:12. It can create, revive (John 11:43) and most importantly save (Romans 10:13). Daily scripture reading empowers the Spirit and unlocks creative thinking, talent, purpose, healing and knowledge of who we are in Jesus Christ, Shalom.

Scripture Study- The Son of Man

26 Jun

Matthew 25:31, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.” 

Son of Man is a title Jesus used to define His calling unto the world. This calling is that of his deity, humanity and fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy as referenced in the below scriptures.

His deity, Mathew 26:64, “Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

John 5:27, “and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.”

His humanity, 1 John 4:2 “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.”

His fulfillment of the Biblical prophecy, Daniel 7:13-14, “ “I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.

The Son of Man title, represents Jesus importance to salvation, reconciliation, prophetic fulfillment and YAH’s standard for mankind to live by Shalom…

We Are So Much More, In The Eyes Of YAH! 

20 Jun

1 Corinthians 2:9, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of manThe things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

We can only imagine what life would have been like before Adam sinned, and expulsion from Eden. What great plan did YAH have in mind for His creation? How much of that great plan can be given back to us in Jesus Christ?Life has a way of deceiving us into believing we are less than and do not matter. YAH has always had great big plans in store for us who shun sin, to do His will (Ephesians 3:20). The entirety of the Bible is of man falling short and YAH reaching out to validate us as righteous, in Christ Jesus. Which confirms our calling and election (2 Peter 1:3-9).
In Christ we are restored to the original plan from the Most High, originally blessed from the beginning of creation. Genesis 5:2, 

 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.” Can you see who you truly are in Him? I pray we all can, Shalom.

Satan’s Godless Society…

12 Jun

2 Timothy 3:1-5, ”But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

What type of social climate will cause many to accept the Anti-Christ, a godless one. As we approach the end times we will see more and more of people’s Faith starting to wane. Whether this belief is in Jesus Christ, Justice or in the good of people it will fail them. Satan the adversary is coming for all believers and non believers, as He will portray himself as a Savior to all. 

This is why many individuals are losing hope in elected officials, law enforcement and pastors. For the love of money, all are turning away from the people they serve, and to promote other agendas. Why the police force has been demonized and attacked so that we lose faith in their ability to protect us. Gun laws are becoming more restrictive, so we will even begin to question can we even protect ourselves?

This Faithless society will be perfect for a charismatic leader to come and lead many astray. Promoting himself and the satanic “Do as thou Wilt” mentality. Free of any consequences for your actions or angering a God, the Bible warns us to be aware of these times in (Luke 21:6). 

The best way, the only way is to stay in your Bible everyday! Pray to YAH for discernment, strength and edification for yourself and others. Never lose faith in our elected officials ,police and their ability to do the work they were elected to do (1 Tim 2:1-4). We as Believers need to counter a Godless society with a faith based one with Christ at its center, Shalom…

Scripture Study- Mark 8:35 

5 Jun

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

In Mark 8:35 Christ simplifies the Gospel in one short statement. When Christ said, “whoever desires to save their life will lose it,” references those who look to other means other than the Cross for salvation in the end will lose. This means man made philosophy, religions, people, and good deeds are all meaningless. 

The Most High provided the only atonement for sin in Christ  (Acts 4:12) based on his divine law. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and all have sinned (Romans 3:23). Therefore the sacrifice Christ made and us accepting him as our Savior can be our only means for redemption in the eyes of YAH. 

In the latter part of the scripture Jesus states, “whoever loses their life for My sake and the Gospel will save it” means to deny your own will  for His, to spread the Gospel. This good news of the Gospel is the saving grace for everyone, in knowing that we can once again be made whole. In Jesus Christ their is restoration, forgiveness, purpose, love, edification, knowledge of truth, and most importantly life, Shalom

Do Not Be Ashamed To Preach Christ!

29 May

Romans 1:26, “ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

In today’s society it may seem to be a daunting task to preach the Gospel of Christ. With disbelief rampant and Faith placed more in science than the finished work of Jesus many Believers may feel discouraged in doing so. However we are to teach if applicable to the given situation, 1 Peter 3:15.

Imagine having the greatest news to tell someone that is truly life changing, and keeping it to yourself in fear of rejection. Their is to be confidence in everything we say due to speaking of the power of YAH. Science is only theory to an extent and philosophy is up to interpretation of the individual but the Gospel is truth.

We can never be ashamed of the salvation in Christ and our Faith in YAH, who has transformed us by the words we are sharing with others. In Jesus dying for the sins of the world and granting salvation to all believers from sin and death. The Gospel is headline news everyday and as Believers we need to report, Shalom…

Scripture Study- John 10:28

22 May

“No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

John 10:28 speaks to the power and authority given to Christ by the will of YAH. This same power and authority is given to us as followers as well, that when we go through hardships that obedience is key to overcome. Jesus was ordained to be the blood sacrifice for the sins of the world (Ephesians 1:3-5) and that by being chosen, YAH protected His son even in death to receive glory.

The same can be said for Us as Disciples, we all have a divine calling to align ourselves to YAH to bring about His divine will.  No matter the obstacles or circumstances even unto death, YAH is always in control of the situation which will bring about His glory and our glorification in Him. The power to “Take it again,” proves His sacrifice for our sins was good in the eyes of the Almighty by resurrecting Jesus back to life.

This very important scripture attests to the need to believe and received Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior as stated in John 14:6, Jesus said to Him “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” Shalom.

When YAH Says No To Our Prayer…

12 May

2 Corinthians 12: 7-9, “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. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

The general consensus among Christians is that YAH always answers prayer. While this is true, it is always in accordance to His will. Many times, our will does not always align with His or in the Lord’s infinite wisdom He chooses not to for our own edification. In the above scripture Paul’s prayer was not answered pertaining to his “thorn in the flesh” with YAH using that to keep him humble during his ministry. 

In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus prayed to YAH to “let this cup pass from me,” pertaining to the crucifixion but His prayer was not answered, as it was YAH’s will for Jesus to be the offering for the sins of the world. It is important for us all to learn from the trials that we are in. In times of tribulations we need to ask why we are here? What is the lesson to be learned? Will this situation being fixed strengthen me spiritually?

 Once we can answer these questions, we will receive console in either a yes or no answer from The Most High. Know that YAH is a spirit being with infinite wisdom outside of our own understanding. Even if the answer that YAH gives us is no, it is for the betterment for our spiritual walk, Shalom.