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Have You Been To The Mountain?

Matthew 17

The Transfiguration, can you imagine seeing what Saints Peter, John and James saw? Oh, how many Mountains we have been at the top of and seen what we have seen only to do what we have done. The Saints did the same as all of us human beings do, they faltered in their vision and their faith right after experiencing paradise. We have been wired for God’s leadership and that wire was clipped when we ate from the Tree of Knowledge. Now we depend entirely on the “wifi” of the Blessed Holy Spirit to keep us on track.

Once we realize that we are no different from Adam and Eve or the Apostles, we can understand that if they faltered we will falter under the same circumstances. Those circumstances are always a matter of being without God–trying to accomplish something outside of the Will of God. We were designed by God to function perfectly under His direction.  But when we (humanity–Adam and Eve) chose to go out on our own that connection was forever broken on earth. Y’shua Messiah is our example of life on earth with God today, and that example was wrought with pain and difficulty on an earthly scale. Y’shua paid the price for our salvation–that is what His name means in Hebrew–however, that price did not include a care free walk in the park life. Not a single follower of Y’shua, written about in the Bible, had such a life, and neither should we expect one.

These preachers that are “selling” their flocks on the belief that God wants them to have a boat in every harbor will have a price to pay in time, and the clock is ticking. Because the Bible tells us that only with God can we even hope to make it through life, not that we should prosper beyond belief with God. There is a ten to one ratio of scriptures telling us to persevere through trial and tribulation, to the scriptures of prosperity! That says a great deal and we are missing it!

As Saint Paul did, we must find contentment with much and with little (Philippians 4:11).

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One Response

  1. francisco says:

    Amen…….

    Came to me to post the following here:

    What of The NEW Covenant, and The New Covenant “Jew”(Believer)?
    ————
    Jer 31:31-37 “Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: NOT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT THAT I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS IN THE TIME THAT I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT FOR THEY BROKE THAT COVENANT, although I was an husband unto them, says YHWH: (Thankfully no longer natural “fathers” but YHWH, “Our Father” in “the NEWness of The Spirit not the letter”)

    But this shall be the NEW covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says YHWH, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts(not in stone, but in their heart consciousness); and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be MY people. (“Come Out of her, MY people”! Come out of this world and it’s systems of religion)

    And every man shall no longer teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, “Know YHWH”, for they shall all know ME, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says YHWH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

    Thus says YHWH, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divides the sea when the waves thereof roar; YHWH of hosts is HIS name:

    If those ordinances depart from before ME, says YHWH, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before ME for ever.

    Thus says YHWH; If Heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says YHWH.”
    ————

    The NEW Covenant established The Truth that, “he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, whose circumcision is that of the flesh, he is a Jew who is one inwardly, whose circumcision is of the heart” as he was immersed in, of, by and through The Holy, Set Apart Spirit that is of The Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL. And all gentile NEW Covenant Believers are “grafted into The Good olive tree”, they are of The NEW Covenant Jews…….

    And The NEW Spiritual Israel?

    “A Holy nation”…….

    “A nation of kings and priests” indeed and Truth, and all New Covenant Believers are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” whose “citizenship (Life) is in Heaven”.

    They are not of this wicked, evil world and it’s systems of religion because they have taken heed unto The Call of The Only True G-D, Father (Creator) of ALL to “Come out of her, MY people”…….

    The NEW Covenant Believers have taken heed unto The Call to “Come Out” are have “set their affections on things above, Heavenly things” and no longer are of those “whose god is their bellies, and whose glory is in their shame, because they mind earthly things”, they are no longer of those who “love this world and their own life in, and of it”…….

    Sadly, there are multitudes who profess a belief in The Messiah with their mouth only for they are “friends of this world”, for they “love this world and it’s things” and they “love their own life in and of the world” …….

    All such will hear those woe filled words, “Depart from ME all you workers of iniquity”…….

    Thankfully The NEW Covenant Believers, The Brethren of The Messiah, have their “citizenship(Life) in Heaven” for they are “A Holy nation” of “kings and priests”, all of whom are thankful that, that which was “decaying and waxing old” DID “vanish away” with the destruction of the natural, earthly kingdom centered in jerusalem. The old covenant vanished away, The NEW Covenant WAS, IS and always WILL BE!

    At the time the old covenant vanished away “THY Kingdom” DID “Come” and IS, for The Messiah delivered up The Kingdom unto His G-D and Father(Creator), and The Kingdom of The Only True G-D in Heaven WAS, IS, and ALWAYS WILL BE indeed and Truth…….

    No longer old, natural, earthly and temporal, The Kingdom of The Only True G-D WAS, IS, and ALWAYS WILL BE Spiritual, Heavenly and Eternal…….

    And so it is that yesterday, today, and if there be a tomorrow, that “the chosen ones”, “the elect”, The NEW Covenant Believer, the Spiritual Jew, “The Brethren of The Messiah”, continue to “fight the good fight of Faith” as they but seek and desire that which is Spiritual, Heavenly and Eternal…….

    Father Help! and HE does…….

    All Thanks, Praise and Glory Be Unto The Only True G-D, Father (Creator) of ALL…….

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(lies) that is of this wicked world and it’s systems of religion, for “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one” indeed and Truth……. francis

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