Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
You Are An INTJ
You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.
In love, you are always striving to improve your relationship.
You have strong ideas of what love should be like.
At work, you excel in figuring out difficult tasks. People think of you as "the brain."
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.
How you see yourself: Reasonable, knowledgeable, and competent
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Aloof, controlling, and insensitive
Sunday, August 24, 2008
In the beginning of my relationship with the L-rd He taught me about the power of the tongue and the words we speak. Somewhere over the years I forgot what He had taught! Now due to circumstances that I have found myself in... well dare I say G-d has been reemphasizing the power of my tongue!
I have had to repent over and over again because I have let sin control my tongue.
G-d had taught me to take the Word of the L-rd and speak it over all situations.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
1 The hand of the L-RD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the L-RD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”So I answered, “O L-rd G-D, You know.” 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the L-RD! 5 Thus says the L-rd G-D to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the L-RD.”’” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. 9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the L-rd G-D: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the L-rd G-D: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the L-RD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the L-RD, have spoken it and performed it,” says the L-RD.’
How interesting that the L-rd told Ezekiel to speak to the bones and then he would do the rest!
In verse 4 the L-rd had already establish the word to go forth... Ezekiel had gotten that word and then spoke it! I believe that we can do the same.
1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Indeed,[a] we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. 4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
What comes to mind is Ecclesiastes 5:3 "A fool's voice is known by his many words" Think about how careless our words can be. Have you ever said something that offended someone without the intention to do so? Have you ever regretted saying too much to someone? When Yeshua says in Matthew 5:37, "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' mean 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.", I believe it was because He knew the damage that comes from saying too much; which can lead to gossip or even unknowingly incriminating yourself.
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Think this is extreme? Consider those that have taken something offensive to heart and harmed themselves or others. A young lady could take a comment that implies she's fat, then a seed is inplanted her mind making way for an eating disorder. On the other hand, our words of encouragement can be a tremendous blessing to someone who we never realized needed to hear it.
When words are spoken, it's almost as if it's physically solidifying what is in our hearts. There is obvious spiritual significance in the words we speak or it wouldn't be stated in Romans 10:9-10:
"That if you confess with your mouth the L-rd Yeshua and believe in your heart that G-d has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Matthew 12:34 says "...For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks"
Proverbs 12:18 "There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health."
Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."
Psalm 14 1:3 "Set a guard, O L-RD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips."
Proverbs 15: 1-4 "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. The eyes of the L-RD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit."
Matthew 12:37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
I for one do not want to stand before the L-rd and be condemed for all the evil I have spoken!
JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
Friday, August 22, 2008
This is a post my husband put on his blog just day's ago. Some of his Jewish friends have all but abandoned him due to his decision for Yeshua... He has been wrestling with this decision for a long time and many hours of study and prayer. He knew that it would mean the end of all that he holds dear... his friends... This was not the most popular decision... however it was the only one! I hold my husband in the highest esteem for coming to terms with the only thing he could do and that was to honor G-d and tell the world that Yeshua is the Mashiach!
For all of you who have stood by and loved Yehudi through this and have prayed for him...THANK YOU! May the G-d of the heavens and earth bless and keep you from all evil and fill your tents with plenty!
YEHUDI... I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND HONOR YOU FOR THE TRULY AWESOME MAN YOU ARE!
go at your own risk.... it's really heated!
This is a very exciting post for me! I am proudly declaring myself a Messianic Jew. Through much study and prayer, it is an undeniable fact that Yeshua is the long-awaited Mashiach of the Jewish people. If he is not, then no one is and we are left without hope.
Some of my Jewish brothers will now consider me a christian. Let me be clear: I am not a christian, nor will I ever attend a christian church. I don’t mean to offend any of my Christian friends, however, I am a Jew. As a Jew, I observe Shabbat, remain kosher, and I now see that recognition of Yeshua as the Mashiach and Torah-observance are perfectly compatible.As I write this, I fully recognize that I am choosing the unpopular position and am now considered a mumar. It is something that grieves me, however, I would rather be ‘right’ about Hashem and unpopular with man than miss all that G-d has in store for me and hold the popular position among men. This is a very personal decision, and my blog will not be a platform of missionary activity. The desire of my heart is that Am Yisrael would turn to Hashem, accept the yoke of Torah, and da lifnei mi ata omed.