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Hodos II

For many people the Bible is something that can help one avoid unnecessary pit-falls, by learning from the mistakes of others. Saint Paul is one of our better examples of teaching us through his mistakes and human frailties. This is partly due to his prolific writings, as well as his unstoppable quest to serve God. One can see a Catholic penitents type quality to the life of Saint Paul even before Damascus.

In the Book of Acts chapter 16 we catch up with Saint Paul as he comes to Lystra and meets Timothy. Throughout the Book of Acts we can clearly find where the Blessed Holy Spirit has pressed upon a follower of the Messiah for a specific reason usually directing that follower to God’s will. In this chapter we can see that in verses six, seven and fourteen, however, we do not see in verse three any such direction when Saint Paul takes it upon himself to have Timothy circumcised in hopes to assuage the Jewish leaders and believers from being upset that Saint Paul is keeping company with a young man who has a Greek father.

We are not going to bother with the unlimited possibilities that could have motivated Saint Paul to take such an action; however, we will discuss the reason this action was recorded for us to read two-thousand years later. The first aspect that comes to mind is how wasted the action was and how we believers have such a difficult time drawing a line between the things we are responsible for as believers and the things that God is in charge of.

How many times have you done something thinking that it was a Godly action that certainly God would want you to do, only to find out later that you were wrong? Until we become completely surrendered to God so our thoughts are His thoughts, we will have those times. The Book of Acts, as with so much of the Bible, shows us just that type of activity occurring time and time again. There to show the reader how to avoid the very exploits some of God’s followers get themselves into by taking things into their own hands. So many times we take life out of God’s gentle, patient, giving, and so very capable hands, thinking that we are doing something for God or of Him. Only to find out that our God is big enough to handle all things on His own.

Y’shua Messiah did one thing and one thing only–He obeyed God. He did not try to out guess God, He did not try to out do God, He simply obeyed Him to the very letter. We can only hope to do the same if we first learn who God is. The best way that we have found to do that is to do just a little research on the universe. One thing you will find out is the term “universe” is Latin for “single sentence” the Lord spoke and it was. The second and most important thing you will discover about the single sentence is how infinite space really is. It is so enormous that we simple minded humans cannot wrap our thoughts around it. That should show you the God you serve. Does He need your assistance?

We have learned that God does not need our assistance, there is nothing about us that God needs. Yet, He loves us beyond anything that we can comprehend! That is our God. Our God is love to the nth degree, and everything that happens on earth has His design of that love for our well being. Once we can comprehend that idea, we will no longer have the desire to fix a thing, because we will see that our God has thought of everything!

Do you trust God? It is far easier to trust Him when you know Him.

One Response

  1. francis says:

    The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL…….

    The Messiah bore witness unto “The Only True G-D”…….

    And Truth IS, as Paul testified, “G-D was in The Messiah”, Paul did not testify that ‘g-d was the messiah’…….

    And Paul testified of “ONE G-D, Father of ALL”…….

    The Messiah testified of, “The Only True G-D” and The Messiah testified that He had a “G-D and Father”, HE WHO IS The ONE and Only True G-D, Father of ALL…….

    Paul testified, “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in G-D, WHO CREATED ALL things by The Messiah”…….(Eph3:9)

    And The Father(Creator) spoke “Let there be Light” and “there was Light”…….

    LIGHT begot Light…….

    The Messiah, “The Light which enlightens every man”, was “The Beginning of The Creation of The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL…….(Rev 3:14)

    There is Only ONE True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, and HE IS The G-D and Father(Creator) of The Messiah and His brethren…….

    John 17:3 “And this is Eternal Life, that they might know YOU The Only True G-D, and The Messiah, Whom YOU have sent”…….

    Mark 12:32-33 “And the scribe said unto The Messiah, Well, Master, You have said The Truth: for there is ONE G-D; and there is NONE OTHER but HE. And to love HIM with all your heart, and with all your understanding, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and to love his neighbor as yourself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices”…….

    Rom 3:30 “Seeing it is ONE G-D, WHO shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith”…….

    1 Cor 8:6 “But to us there is but ONE G-D, The Father, of WHOM are all things, and we in HIM; and one Master, The Messiah, by Whom are all things, and we by Him”…….

    Rev 3:14 The Messiah was “The Beginning of The Creation of The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL”…….

    Eph 4:6 “ONE G-D, Father of ALL, WHO is above all, and through all, and in you all”…….

    John 4:24 “G-D is A SPIRIT: and they that worship HIM must worship HIM in Spirit and in Truth”…….

    Luke 24:39 The Messiah testified after He was “raised from among the dead”, “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself, handle Me and see, for A SPIRIT DOES NOT HAVE FLESH AND BONES, AS you see I HAVE”…….

    The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL can not die…….period…….

    The Messiah died and “The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL raised Him from among the dead”……. And The Messiah’s incorruptible body ascended into the clouds…….

    James 1:13 “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of G-D, for G-D CAN NOT BE TEMPTED with evil, neither tempts HE any man”…….

    Heb 4:15 “For we do not have a High Priest(The Messiah) Who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, for He WAS in all points TEMPTED like we are, yet without sin”…….

    The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, HE CAN NOT BE TEMPTED with sin AS THE MESSIAH WAS…….period…….

    1 Tim 2:5 “There is ONE G-D, and one mediator between G-D and men, the man-The Messiah”…….

    James 2:19 “You believe that there is ONE G-D, you do well, yet the devils also believe, and tremble”…….

    John 20:17 “The Messiah said unto her, Touch Me not; for I have not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My G-D, and your G-D.”

    Mark 3:33-35 “The Messiah answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brethren”? And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said, “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whoever shall do The Will of G-D, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother””…….

    Rom 8:29 “Whom G-D did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS Son, that The Messiah might be the firstborn among many brethren”…….

    Hope is you are one of the brethren of The Messiah…….

    The brethren of The Messiah know there is Only ONE True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL…….

    And Truth is as The Messiah tesified, ” My(Our) Father is greater than I”…….(John14:28)

    And Truth is as Paul testifed, “The HEAD of The Messiah is The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, and The Head of the man is The Messiah, and the head of the woman is the man”…….(1Cor11:3)

    Those who would pervert The Order of The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL will have to answer to HIM…….

    For The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, “HE Created all things by The Messiah” and The Messiah was “The Beginning of The Creation of The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL…….

    Truth is “The Messiah is The Son of The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL”…….

    The Messiah testified that He had a “G-D and Father” and that His “G-D and Father” was also the “G-D and Father” of His Brethren…….

    And The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, HE has no god, for HE IS G-D, and HE has no father, for HE IS Father(Creator) of ALL, and HE has no brethren, for HE IS Father(Creator) of ALL…….

    Hope is there would be those who experience The Miracle that is receiving “the love of The Truth” for they will “experience The Messiah and The Power(Our Father) that raised Him from among the dead”…….

    The Faith of those who have received “a love of The Truth” is grounded in Miracles, not mere colored marks(words) written on a dead tree(page) and bound in a book…….

    Thankfully The ONE and Only True G-D, Father of ALL, HE yet communes with HIS Children, HE yet reveals all things…….

    Father Help! and HE does…….

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this 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…….

    Truth is never ending……. francis

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