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Commitment

This is where it all goes wrong, where a great human being devolves into a descent human being. Where a great nation becomes a good nation. Where great believers stumble into being good believers. Yet you ask; “What is wrong with being good?” Everything is wrong with being good when we were created to be great! This is where it all goes wrong.

Everything begins with the individual, and that individual begins at home–wherever that home may be. This is where it all goes wrong. Commitment, ethics, trust, morals, integrity, just words that are seldom spoken and rarely used to the extent that they were decades ago. At a time when a handshake mattered, when a person’s word was a bond, when people had trust for one another; a time long gone.

The divorce rate in America today is 50%! For every couple that get married today there will be a couple filing for divorce. Athletes make a commitment to a college specifically for the coach only to have the coach leave soon after the athlete arrives even though the coach promised that would not occur. Politicians are voted into office for a specific amount of time only to leave for greener pastures before the term is expired. On and on it goes; there is nothing and no one on earth that you can depend on 100%. Because all are more concerned with their selves.

That is just one of the countless reasons we love and serve Y’shua Messiah, and why we place Him above all. Our Lord has already proven to be completely reliable, therefore, He will never let us down, disappoint us, or mislead us no matter what we do to Him. Agape Love is beyond human comprehension, but it is not impossible for us to allow it to flow through us if we desire. If it flows through us others will feel it! If others feel it, it will eventually come back to us!

We are all Abraham’s children! If Abraham’s love for God was shown through his will to give God the most important thing in Abraham’s life, we can expect nothing less. Today there is nothing more important in life then our own lives and that is what we must give to God if we love Him as Abraham loved Him. God does not ask this of us for His pleasure, but for ours. God simply wants to share His love with others who can appreciate it to the extent that His love deserves. Do you not think that God has already found millions of such people over the many millennia that life has already traveled? This surrendering of ourselves is not for God as much as it is for us.

God already showed us the “Way” by coming down to earth as a human being and doing exactly what He requires of us.

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Atomic City

As a citizen of Atomic City, Atom manufactures and sells ball-bearings in three sizes–small, medium, and large. The ball-bearing is a crucial piece of equipment in Atomic City, and without them the city would come to a stand still. One day Atom wanted to buy a motorcycle, but he did not have enough money. So, Atom decided to raise the prices of his ball-bearings; and he bought a nice motorcycle.

Unfortunately, Atomic City Electric Company could not afford to buy Atom’s ball-bearings at the new price unless it too raised prices to adjust to the increased cost. That of course lead the other companies of Atomic City to raise their prices so they could afford the higher cost of electricity. This eventually lead to Atom being forced to raise the price of ball-bearings again to pay for the increased cost of electricity and all the other increased expenses.

Simple to see where this little story is going, but what it amounts too is the reason the Founding Fathers explicitly stated that without a principled society capitalism would not function well. “Supply and Demand” died out decades ago and something called greed took its place. Our founding Fathers never envisioned making the kind of money that some make or the way they make it today! We are constantly re-creating new ways to make money in large ever increasing amounts–without any ethical considerations. In fact the only consideration that is brought to the table today is how to make more money!

As believers in King Y’shua Messiah we are better than this! We need to encourage each other and help ourselves out of this vicious cycle with the Grace of God by the power of the Blessed Holy Spirit! It is not that difficult if we surrender to God. We can do it, and we will!

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Do We Care?

Are we aware of what our wars are doing? As people who believe in Jesus, are we aware of what the wars our country is involved in are doing to all those involved? We here at Cepher cannot sleep well at night because of these wars and what our country is turning into. To most believers the war is a fight between the good angels and the bad devils.

It is time to understand who is really affected in these wars. Or consider the thoughts of many in and out of the military.And with those thoughts in mind consider, if you will, those who really suffer, apart from our military personnel, their family and loved ones, the poor, innocent citizens of the countries we are involved in.

People, brothers and sisters, please understandwe as believers will be held accountable for our attitudes and actions! Can you imagine what impact we would have if every believer E-mailed their Congressperson to reject the idea that we can control, through military might, other country’s citizens?

If the Word of God teaches us anything it should teach us that the end never justify the mean. Therefore, no matter why you think our military is in other countries, as a believer and follower of the Messiah you should ask what Yshua thinks.

We here at Cepher do not take lightly the sharing of strong opinion,  and only do so when we feel intensely directed by the Blessed Holy Spirit as we do in this post. Please check your spirit and ask yourself if these words above of Yshua Messiah(Luke 6:27-38) mean the same thing to you as they mean to us. If they do not we ask your forgiveness for our zealous behavior; but if these words of the Lord mean the same to you as they do us, please do not wait another moment. Use the link and contact your elected official and/or what the Blessed Holy Spirit leads you to do.

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Diary 6

Found myself watching commercials during the Hall of Fame Bowl to see if mine would come up–find myself focused on this new adventure in life—I amaze myself !!!
I have dedicated my life to GOD, gone to prayer meetings, bible studies, workshops and retreats. Fasted, prayed, cried, sung to GOD. Read the bible 3 times through and over 100 books related to GOD. I have come to the rock solid truth that we can do nothing but surrender and wait for GOD to work HIS way in us.
BUT – you do not pray surrender or think surrender or speak surrender – you become surrendered – you become surrendered – you become surrendered !!!!!
It is a process- yes you come to GOD and pray and believe BUT HE will work in you ( Phil. 2:13 ) – ( 1 Thess. 5:24 ) what you are to become–we are to just believe and trust day by day.
And it is one day at a time—1 day turns to 2 and then 3 and 3 days turns to a week and then 8 months and then I asked ” what the heck is going on ??? !!!!! ” because to me there was nothing but for GOD there was everything. I am reminded that Moses waited on GOD for 40 years and King David was anointed King but waited 15 years to see it come to be.
On thru the bible GOD shows us ( to prepare us ) that His ways are not ours. And as we wait we are not to get sideways or travel into left field  to find our place or cause or calling.
Once you except GOD’S  ways you wait where you are until HE moves you.
But it’s tough, we think that we should do something, to go somewhere, and for us to have to go through the same old ordinary routine is not what we want — it’s not what I want !!!!
Then HE reminds me that it’s not about me.
In many ways it is because GOD so wants for me to be perfect and complete that HE centers HIMSELF around our life 24 / 7. BUT it is still about HIM – HIS GLORY , HIS WAY.
So when I get side ways and start planning my next move, venture, journey – I’m reminded
” TRUST ME ” ” ABIDE in ME ” make ME your focus and not yourself or your family or your job or your life but focus on ME and all these other things will fall into place perfectly.
( Matt. 6:33 )
So if you find yourself like me – pre-occupied with yourself and your world –get on your knees and thank GOD that HE is so loving.

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Where Is The USA Going?

Do you know? Do you care?

This country is more than its economy, security, societal welfare; this country has had the life of luxury from the Hand of God for almost two centuries and has done little in the past fifty years to show any appreciation. The clock is ticking and we show very little interest in what time it is. This is not “End of Days time”, but certainly wake-up time!

This post is not going to list all the terrors on the horizon, but we are going to ask all true believers and followers of the Lord Yshua Messiah to take to their knees and pray like they have never prayed before. Even if we were at a place where all was well, we should never cease seeking God on our knees. Once a year world wide pray is great, but what is needed today is for some serious believers to ask our Lord for guidance and mercy.

Jude 20-23

“But you, beloved, building yourself up on your most holy faith; praying in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Yshua Messiah to eternal life. And have mercy on some who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

We have watched this country get angrier and angrier since the sixties, and if we do not get some control over the frustration, this country is going to implode! This is not the way the Messiah showed us to live, and this anger does not come from the Blessed Holy Spirit.

Please pray!

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the Shack

Just got done reading the Shack, again! Third time! Wow! Each time reading that book is absolutely thrilling! If you have not read it please do, if you have, but only once or some time ago try it again. For those who have not read it you should know that it is only around two-hundred and fifty pages, which you must read half of before you even begin to find out what it is really all about.

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Y-Jesus

Check this out!

Just found this site and thought you might like it–give yourself some time to read it through.

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Praise God!

Maybe there is hope for us after all!

“…in a striking departure, the American Psychological Association said Wednesday that it is ethical — and can be beneficial — for counselors to help some clients reject gay or lesbian attractions.” –The Wall Street Journal

Finally, someone is realizing the problem with the out of control sexuality the USA endorses! We are brought up from youth to have sex. As if that is our primary goal on this planet! Oddly enough we believe that there just may be another reason humans were created on earth other than to have sex. Originally, sex was for the sole purpose of re-population; at some point it became a recreation for sport and not purpose. There was a time in the not so distant past when intimacy was not referred to as sex but love-making between two married people that cared enough for each other that they were attempting to create life from that wonderful union. Now the thought goes: people are far to weak to fight their temptations, therefore, just let their temptations run amok.

Romans 13:13

“Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.”  NASB

This scripture goes on to suggest that we not allow our flesh to become the primary reason for our life. Is that even possible? Of course, with God all things are possible, one just needs to apply ones self. But it is not probable to think that everyone can follow this type of lifestyle, so therefore allow those who refuse to live with self-control, to be the exception and not the rule. Realizing that those who are capable of self-control get that ability from God and not think it is something they do on their own! A “holier than Thou” lifestyle is more caustic than a lifestyle with no self-control.

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DIARY entry 2:

                     Last week I was all jazzed about being on the lot of Universal Studios for the commercial I shot and then reality set in– That was last week, what about this week, what about today? What great thrill can I expect today, right now?
That’s the thing about life-” what goes up,must come down ” !
We know that. Heard it , seen it, experienced it BUT we still think that some how this will be different. We will be different because we are special–is that not what we teach in the class room, at home and on the game field.
We all think that some how the high will keep going, if not forever then at least for a long time.  NOTtttttttttttt !
Because even if you do stay on top longer you will soon get bored and want to move on to something else-you want more. We are wired that way because for most of us we are directed towards HEAVEN and GOD’s presence and to be here in this imperfect world is a let down.
Only thing is that we do not focus then on GOD but place more time , energy, and blood sweat and tears into this life and world.
Some do accept the fact that we need GOD but still ask HIM to come down and make this world HEAVEN for us. We have it backwards–we need to ask GOD to take us into HIS presence in this world and guide us to the next with out a care in how HE accomplishes this. BUT NO– we still get so wrapped up in this world with it’s hurt and pain and bad and death— we are such fools and I am the king.
Please forgive me LORD JESUS for placing such and importance on this life and world.
You told me through the bible that I must die to this world so that I may gain eternal life through you. I’m trying, HOLY SPIRIT please come because I can not do this alone.

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Profound Alterations

Micah 6:8–“He told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  NASB

Where do we go from here? As a society in trouble, to the extent that we are here in the US, every day that passes without clear committment and conviction from its spiritual core will bring us closer to complete meltdown.

Hosea 14:1-2–“Return, O Israel to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, ‘Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.'”  NASB

As the individual goes; so goes his/her society. The old “weakest link” theory holds true for just about every symbiotic relationship throughout Creation. That is not by chance! The single most crucial relationship on this planet is the one between the individual and God!

Proverbs 24:16–“For a righteous (person) falls seven times and rises again…”  NASB

 What is needed immediately is to “rise” from this last “fall”, and to accomplish that by humbly admitting that we have indeed fallen away from our place with God. We need to be completely surrendered to the Messiah in order for the Blessed Holy Spirit to take over complete control of our lives.

To be God’s true servant we must search our hearts to make sure that there are no ulterior motives involved with our commitment to God. To be God’s, for Him alone; not for any benefit that can be derived from the relationship. Obviously, there is no way to not receive benefits from a relationship with God; what is needed is an honest evaluation of our true motives. To have a relationship with God one must come to God for only one reason, and that being the love one has for God.

Romans 12:1–“I urge you therefore, (followers), by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, your spiritual service of worship.”  NASB

It’s that “acceptable” part that tells us to double check our motives. For if we do, and we find that the only reason we desire to follow the Messiah is because we love Him, then these “fruits” will be very obvious in our lives: Love, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). Along with those “fruits” we will not display or be: jealousy, boastfulness, arrogance, inappropriate behavior, selfishness, malevolent, vengeful, immoral. Providing our disposition matches the above, then we can: Bear, Believe, Hope, and Endure, all things, with no fear of failure. (1Cor. 13)

 

 Romans 8:14-17–“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are (children) of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as (children) by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with the Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.”  NASB

 

 

 

 

 

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