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What are these come to do?

Everyone has a purpose. Everyone may not know what that purpose is, but the purpose is sealed in the DNA of every believer.  It is our responsibility to walk in that purpose and ignorance is not an excuse. Why stand ye gazing? Why should you sit there and die?

How can we stand before God with empty hands and stuttering lips? Hiding your “talent” in the dirt should never be an option. I believe that it is better that you tried many times and failed than to not have made any effort at all. So, let’s speak to the one who has tried many times and failed.  If you are that one, then perhaps all that going “back to the drawing board” may be lacking one critical detail-bringing it to the Father for review. Acknowledging Him in all of your ways so that He can direct you. Sometimes beloved, we can be so filled with zeal (I know this), but perhaps just as He was about to speak, you just ran off to the races. Did you ask Him what are these coming to do?

Zechariah asked this question in chapter 1:21 and he waited for an answer because he did not know. Isn’t it true that God never gives us the entire vision? Why is it that we never wait? Yes, we pray and we praise Him, but leaving the throne room without going to the board room? This is not a good career move. So what should we do? Permit me to say these two simple words. Slow down. Sure that sounds simple enough, yet many find that it is difficult to actually do. I mean, we just have so much to do after all.  Are we too busy for Him? Are we too busy to hear so that we can get it right the first time? Escape velocity does not happen without all the details needed for lift off. We want to be able to get off the ground and maintain altitude. That does not happen without all the data.

What has your anointing, business, idea, workshop, or, event come to do? How is this going to happen seeing as you have not a plan? We are responsible for the possible portions, but God is solely responsible for the impossible-seeing that He’s got the plan. Slow down.

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda

© March 17th, 2017

The First Belong to God

 

 

 

Exodus 13:1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Sanctify to Me [that is, set apart for My purpose] every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of animal; it is Mine.” AMP

Exodus 34:19 “All the firstborn males among your livestock belong to Me, whether cattle or sheep. 20 You shall redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a lamb; but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. None of you are to appear before Me empty-handed.

As we unpack the scriptures and appropriate them to our lives we can expect nothing less than victory and success, but first things first. Many do not understand what God means or we have simply forgotten that He said that the first belong to Him. Many believe that this Old Testament writing is concerning sheep and cattle, but wait, He also mentioned the firstborn males of every womb among those that call themselves His Allow me to point out that the “sheep and cattle” is our increase or that which we produce (currency) So, let’s unpack some of these scriptures and see what’s really going on here. We understand what tithing is and most adhere to that, but allow me to stretch you just a little here. I have noticed some have the mindset of the “rich young ruler” who is proud of what he or she has done or not been involved with, but Yeshua (Jesus) has challenged the rich young ruler and to give up everything he has to the poor (less fortunate) to follow Him.

We understand what tithing is and giving God that first 10% and most adhere to that, but allow me to stretch you just a little here a little and there a little. I have noticed some have the mindset of the “rich young ruler” who is proud of what he or she has done or not been involved with, but Yeshua (Jesus) has challenged the rich young ruler and to give up everything he has to the poor (less fortunate) to follow Him.

We must all understand kingdom protocol. He desires upon salvation to give us a tour of His kingdom so that we understand how things are done from that realm. Following Him means giving up your life. Following Him means that He knows where He wants to take you. This includes your business. This includes even what you think about it. What? Yes. Come now, beloved and let’s take a look in the mirror. Are you one that trusts that He knows more than you do about what you do and the people that you serve? Do you understand what He wants to do with you and your business in the midst of those who are watching? Do you really trust Him?

Let me share with you what Abba says about your business.  Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before unknown men. KJV

We are all running around to meetings of all sorts, networking events, go-sees, conference calls, meet and greets, and of course, our beloved social media. Let me pose some questions here. Is the Lord on your advisory board? Is He the head of your team builders organization? Is prayer banned from your meetings? If it is banned, why? Do you get alone with Him just before your meetings? If not, why is that? Are you using Godly principals in your business? Are you allowing Him to be your publicist or manage your time?

17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your heart to my knowledge;
18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you;
Let them all be fixed upon your lips,
19 So that your trust may be in the Lord;
I have instructed you today, even you.
20 Have I not written to you excellent things
Of counsels and knowledge,
21 That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth,
That you may answer words of truth
To those who send to you? KJV

I am not saying that you need to show up to your meetings or gatherings with your bible. What I am saying is that the word should be within you so that you are illuminated. When you open your mouth wisdom that can be found nowhere else should poor out of you. Because wisdom has called and said, “Come up here.” And you beloved one has responded. It takes faith to put Him first and keep Him there.  And we cannot appear before Yehovah empty handed. We must bring to Him our lives and every part of it. That which is not redeemed (like our time) shall have its “neck” broken. Exodus 34:20 illustrates this perfectly. We are the ones that break its neck! Listen, we have wasted enough time and energy. When we don’t go to Him first, we lose. We do not gain. It is a deception to think that we can keep Him on the wait list. “God understands” is no excuse!  In closing, I would say that as we come to the understanding of seeking Him FIRST and all of His righteousness, ALL of these other THINGS will be ADDED to every aspect of our lives which includes, ministry, relationships, career, and time, we can walk confidently and authentically and without compromise. It is in that place that He will uphold us. Selah

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda

© 2017

Integrity is your witness

 

There are those who are in business and there are those who serve in the kingdom of God and also have a business. They do not look at it as a ministry. This is simply what they do to make money. There are those who hide their Christianity for one reason or another from their business partners or consumers. They don’t believe that they should bring their bible to their jobs. They have not come to the understanding that as a believer they are first citizens of God’s glorious kingdom before they are black, white, Baptist, Lutheran, COGIC, a husband, a wife, or a business owner. There is an indelible mark on the believer that separates him or her from the world. God has rescued them and earmarked them for purpose, How is it that the lifted hands serve as a sign of giving God glory and honor, but in the workplace or in the career there are no such signs?

Of course one does not have to signify the right hand of fellowship among co-workers and no one needs to keep a spare Bible at their desk to hit folks with. But there are a few other signs that should beacon forth like a sunrise greeting this side of the earth. The illumination should fill up what was darkness and this very darkness departs as though it were never there. It was never there because the sun takes over like a nation conquering a small island. Let me give it plainly. There needs to be some sort of evidence in our lives that causes others to notice that there is something “different” about us.

Yes, there should be some evidence in our lives serving as a witness. This witness comes in the form of our work ethic, character, and fruit. The Bible says, “But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

Many are not evidencing this fruit. I am sure there are many reasons why, but for the purpose of this gathering of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, I will not be delving into those reasons. We hear a lot about integrity. Psalm 41:12 says, “As for me, You uphold me in my integrity and you set me in Your presence forever.”  Integrity is what brings in clients. It is what separates “the men from the boys.” Running your business, ministry, or personal life has to be based on your inner and core beliefs. God is obligated to uphold us in our integrity. Obligated.

His integrity is not in question, but rather it is ours. All that we do must reflect His kingdom. Seeking Him first and all His righteousness is what brings in “all these things.” We are waiting to be “added to.” Some sadly, do not understand the process of success. The word integrity means different things to different people, but to God, it means one thing. It means completeness, innocence, and fullness. This means that there is no compromise. It comes from a root word in Hebrew that means and represents what the high priest used to find out Gods will known as, Tummiym. Most understand this as the Urim and the Thummim. Interestingly, this was on the breastplate of the high priest which was over the heart area.

Exodus 28:30 Insert the Urim and Thummim into the sacred chest piece so they will be carried over Aaron’s heart when he goes into the LORD’s presence. In this way, Aaron will always carry over his heart the objects used to determine the LORD’s will for his people whenever he goes in before the LORD.

We as believers have a duty to make sure that the light that is in us is not darkness. (Luke 11:34-35) God wants us to fulfill our purposes-intentionally. Yes, we want the clients and their businesses, but our first order of business is to be the word in action. Holy Spirit is inspecting our fruit and checking our heart condition. Are we in His will or in our own way? If people were to look closer at you would they find Christ? The Bible tells us that he who wins souls is wise. And Wisdom has spoken and raised her voice to the sons of  men and advised to “Come up here.”

It is wise to understand that even in the midst of our businesses and encounters with people we are divinely positioned to either be one that plants or waters.

1 Corinthians 3:7-9Amplified Bible (AMP)

7 So neither is the one who plants nor the one who waters anything, but [only] God who causes the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one [in importance and esteem, working toward the same purpose]; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.

 

Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © 2017

 

Noise Cancellation

 

            Can you shut out the noise?

 

You have a vision that you need to get out of your head and into the world, but there are distractions and perhaps even some naysayers. This is usually the case when the work/ministry that was God-given begins to manifest. This reminds me of the scripture in  Nehemiah 4. The work had begun and Sanballat and Tobiah (Toviyah) began to mock him and his team builders. They tried to distract Nehemiah (the leader). Let’s look at the scripture:

4 (7) But when Sanvalat, Toviyah, the Arabs, the ‘Amonim and the Ashdodim heard that the repairs on the walls of Yerushalayim were going forward, and the breaks were being filled in, they became very angry. 2 (8) All of them together plotted to come and fight against Yerushalayim and thus throw us into confusion. 3 (9) However, we prayed to our God and, because of them, organized a watch against them day and night. CJB

Now there are a few things that we must all remember as we are “building” what God has given us. You may be called to start a business, organize a group, write books or even start a publishing company. If the vision comes from the Lord we must rest assure that opposition is coming. We must not act as though some strange thing has come upon us.

1 Peter 4:12  Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. RSV

Nehemiah knew that he had to ignore what they were saying and cancel out their words. In other words, they had to cancel out the noise of the naysayers and others that did not support the vision There are many voices that surround you no matter where you go.

Do you own a pair of headphones? What do you look for in a pair of headphones as it pertains to sound? There are headphones that are manufactured and focused on what the buyer needs. There are several great headphones, but not all come specifically with a setting for canceling out ambient sounds. Ambient means surround or encompass. When you put these headphones on you don’t hear dogs barking and people talking. The only thing that you hear is the clear sound of what is coming through the headset., but you must use the noise cancellation setting. In other words, you head must be SET for noise cancellation. You must intentionally cancel out other sounds and noise that surround you.

Nehemiah was sent several letters from his mockers and he refused to come down, but rather stay focused.

Nehemiah 6: Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” 4 And they sent to me four times in this way and I answered them in the same manner. 5 In the same way Sanbal′lat for the fifth time sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand. RSV

How many times have you been distracted to the point that you only half-way did a project or delivered a presentation? The integrity of you work depends upon your total attention and commitment. Are you a Bible-centered individual is not ashamed of the gospel? Are you standing of the wall of what you believe in the midst of worldly ideals?

  • Train your spirit man to cancel out the distraction of noise.
  • Listen to the only voice that abides in wisdom so that you can finish well.
  • Don’t be offended,
  • Don’t become weary in well doing. (That is the noise of giving up.)
  • You cannot be all things to all people.
  • Divine focus = Intentionality

I want to encourage you to cancel out all noise that comes under the guise as a friend, mentor, minister, or even sheep. This is where discernment, focus, commitment, and integrity is found. What is that in your hand and how do you protect it? Get your head set on noise cancellation.

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © 2017

Duty or devotion?

 

Today I was filled with some uneasy observations with how we as a body of believers have been indoctrinated with duty over devotion. My question was, “Where is the intimacy and the experiential “sightings” of our love for God?” Sure, we can describe Him. I call it, pointing Him out in a line up- “Yea, that’s him.”
But where is the evidence of our relationship? Surely, it cannot just be showing up to open the doors of the church and getting on stage for praise and worship. It has to be more than being on the usher board. That is only one or two days a week! That cannot be the extent of our time in and with the Lord. Reflecting on His goodness and singing the songs of the Bride is not the same as telling someone that He is good. Describing His forgiveness and experiencing it is two different things entirely. Having someone point out your sin and you feeling convicted is not the same. Reading a story about His character is not equal to attesting to His character- because you have seen it for yourself. When your eyes have beheld His glory or when you have experienced healing that no man can claim, that is experiential. You then have tangible evidence of a relationship.

I want to encourage you to “count the ways.” Ahav is a Hebrew word that means love, friendship, our love towards Him and His love towards us. As we love Him wth our whole heart and soul, there is a rest in our stillness and in our souls. We are not busy and running all over the place with our lists of to do’s. No, rather we are joyfully fulfilling all His desire. We are not just trying to stay out of hell. We are not appeasing Him with a tour of duty. The word tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. This is not limited to money., He wants your heart, beloved- He wants it all. And rightfully so!

He has done so much and He does not want to force His way, but instead like a good father, points out the way to go. So again I ask, is this walk out of devotion or duty?

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda

©2017

What is God’s Name? יְהֹוָה

There are so many who claim to know His name. As I have been studying this since 2004, and having a relationship with Him and having Him lead me. I remember when I thought the vav was pronounced like a waw. Waw is Arabic, not Hebrew. This was an influence. Also there are scriptures where words word spelled with a Vet ב which makes a V sound and then you will find the same word spelled with the vav ו This has happened several times in scripture ( I read Hebrew) and also there are many Jewish poets who have spelled a word interchangeably with the Vav and the Vet. Hebrew scholars developed out of Germany. There is a saying the oldest Semitic language was German. (this actually was a joke) Hebrew Scholarships study began in the 1800’s. Proto-Semitic is a scholarly construct. When they talk about Proto Semetic they are talking about Arabic NOT Hebrew. It is hypothetical. Here is a quick example Hebrew Valad וַלָד Aramaic is would be V’lad וְלַד but in Arabic the V is pronounced like a Waw (sorry I don’t have that font to show.) but u can google it. Pronounced, Walad. Going to the communities during the diaspora can hear people of the day sspeaking., Egyptian Jews European Jews, Kurdish Jews, Syrian and Morrocan Jews all use Vav as a V sound. Lots I can post here, but here is a beginning. I hope this helps…I have seen many sources where people say that the vav is a waw sound, but my the process of elimination and hearing the Lord tell me to keep studying and keep seeking…I found the truth. It’s out there. Yehovah is His Name.

Intimacy Grants Access

Intimacy grants access. Don’t you know the more time you spend with the Lord the more He will reveal to you? How often do you just sit in a quite place for about ten minutes without a list and without words? Just to sit quietly in His Presence is to say, “Lord, I am here if You want to say anything to me. And if You don’t, it’s ok. I will just bask in stillness.”
How much attention do we trade off? The cares of this world are many. We have friends, family, job, career, studies, and a myriad of things…but Holy Spirit is waiting for you to stop, look, and listen. It is all about intimate time. How else does one get to know someone else.
He makes it easy to come to Him. Love what He loves and hate what HE hates, because those things that He hates are used as tools to distract and destroy you. They are made to steal your time, joy, and peace. YESHUA/JESUS came that you might have life and that more abundantly. This is so true and all He wants is for you to believe and embrace it. Just immerse in it. It really is yours for the taking. It’s yours for the asking.
He loves you something special. He is not just King, but friend. He is not just Savior, but Arms to rest and abide in. Trust Him like you never have before. This is a season of falling in love with Him. Dance with Him, and commune with Him because He is our ONLY Salvation and remedy. Yehovah saves to the utmost.
He is a Prescription that does not fail and has no ill side effects.
He really is the ONLY Way.
Sit still for Him and as you draw near know that His Banner over you is love.
Allow Him to envelope you and cradle you in His complete love for you. This life will come with trials and tribulations. Everyone will not be faithful or treat you right. You may lose some things, but HE is faithful and supportive. He will never be out of reach. He is an authentic love.
Come see a man Who knows all about you and loves you anyway and anyhow. Sit in the stillness of His love because Intimacy grants access.
Prophet Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © 2013

The Appearing

This doesn’t look good- to others. This doesn’t look good, but I stand. I appear to be unknown of God. I appear to be without. I appear to be in a struggle. “They” say if God is so good, why are you so broke? My response: “Probably for the same reason that Yeshua looked forsaken on the cross. Probably for the same reason He appeared to be a liar, yet He kept preaching. Probably for the same reason He only appeared that the devil had Him. His day of resurrection came. His appointment appeared to be rescheduled. But His appearing helps my appearing. He is in my 3rd day. That is where He is. He became poor that I would be rich. I am not broke-n. I am whole and He is on the road as I journey. This I do journey well.
© December 14 2016 Nabiyah Baht Yehuda

The Chamber Room Experience- Intimacy

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Leaders

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Anyone who desires to reconnect to the heart of Father. This is not church as usual. This is an intimate encounter that leads to His habitation within.

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It’s time to recalibrate and unlock. There is a sound that has gone out from heaven and has been placed in your spirit. Not only can you control the volume of that sound, but you are called to direct it and harness it. Trust the sound that God has given you and navigate it according to heavenly coordinates. When you don’t know your sound, you are off the path and those who are awaiting the arrival of that sound are suspended…those that are tied to your spirit are waiting!

1 Corinthians 14:7-8 7 Even with lifeless musical instruments, such as a flute or a harp, how will anyone recognize the melody if one note can’t be distinguished from another? 8 And if the bugle gives an unclear sound, who will get ready for battle? CJB

 

 

Hebrew words to know

 

Yehovah יהוה has a way that is right. We may not understand everything that He pours out, but He pours out never the less. He knows that we will still get “wet” with the mayim (waters) of HaShamayim (heaven.) We are drawn by His word and we long to know more about Him. This is intimacy but there is more!  There is so much that we are missing in the Westernized scriptures but todah rahbah (many thanks!) for Ruach Kodesh. (Holy Spirit) We were given the Ruach (Spirit) to lead and guide us into the truth of the scriptures. All is not lost! He desires for us to know, and this is why He teaches us.

There are 6 different words in Hebrew for the word, teach. We understand teach to mean impart knowledge or skill.

1.Exodus 18:20-Zahar which means advise caution. 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

2.Shemot  (Exodus)24:12 Yerah- Point out the direction to go.
3. Iyov (Job)  33:33- Alaph- To show through example.
4. Devarim (Deut )4:9 Yada- To provide experience
5. Deut 4:1 Lamad to urge in a specific direction
6. Deut 6:7 Shanan- To sharpen

Chai means life in Hebrew. The interesting thing about Hebrew is that it is all about roots and connecting. In Genesis, Adahm was presented a wife whom he called, Chavah because she was the mother of all things living. Now, we don’t see the root here in Engish, but Chavah is from the word that means life-giver. Chai is life/living and chavah h2332 and it is causative. Chavera is the word, friend (feminine) Which also means that she would and should be a friend to her husband.

This is just a taste of Hebrew life and culture!Take a breath and inhale His wisdom!

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © 2016