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Talking Smack will get You A Smackdown

It is quite interesting how Yehovah will allow us to walk through something on the way to where we are going.  Peeling back layers to reveal whether we are who we think we are through our responses and reactions.  Recently, I experienced a ministry leader approach me with disparaging remarks about a friend and mentor who has her own ministry.  The words were relayed to her from someone in authority where we fellowship.  To say the least, I was taken aback by assumptive words spoken by people who do not associate with this other person.  It grieved my spirit and I was so disappointed in people who should know better.

That evening I began reading Parasha Korach and it allowed me to stand by as a spectator in this event.  B’midbar (Numbers) 16 brings us upon the scene where Korach has gathered renown men from the Tribe and they are challenging Moshe and Aharon’s authority and accusing them of lifting themselves higher than the assembly.  As you read further, you are reminded Korach and the other men were Levites and had a very important responsibility for which they had been entrusted.  They felt entitled to take what they had not been given.  Yehovah had already separated them for himself to draw them near unto Him so they could minister to the assembly, but they wanted to be elevated to a position for which they felt they were worthy of possessing.

It is apparent that Moshe’s mind was blown by their ostentatious approach and attitude when he fell on his face.  Throughout this entire passage, the men showed disregard and disrespect to Moshe and Aharon.  Moshe knew Yehovah was going deal with this rebellion ever so swiftly.  Verse 19 states “Korach assembled all the congregation against them to the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of Yehovah appeared to ALL the congregation.”  When the congregation heard the voice of Yehovah telling Moshe and Aharon to separate themselves from the congregation, the congregation realized the err of their ways.  When they heard Yehovah say to get away from the tents of Korach, Datan and Aviram, they must have scampered like rabbits running for their lives.  Only moments later the ground opened up and consumed those men who stood with Korach, along with their family and their belongings.  His purging give redefines the term “no man left behind. “  But Yehovah was not finished yet because he sent a fire to devour the 250 men who offered the incense.  They obviously did not learn from the error of Aharon’s two sons who brought strange fire before Him.  It was a “poof be-gone” moment for all to see.

As if the rebellion and subsequent consequences were not enough for the assembly to understand Yehovah was serious, they started talking smack.  What could have been going through the minds of those who heard Yehovah and saw what He did to squelch the rebellion, yet they still chose to speak against Moshe and Aharon.  The assembly was accusing them of killing the people of Yehovah which was a big mistake because they got their comeuppance too.

My first thoughts in reading this was how Korach did not have the nerve to approach Moshe and Aharon himself.  Why not have a “hey, bruh” moment and talk out the matter, but instead he had the audacity search out others who would listen to his complaints about Moshe and Aharon and supported his cause.  He sowed seeds of animosity amongst the assembly.

I see Leshon HaRa written all over Korach and his actions.  It refers to an “evil tongue” which spreads rumors, a bad report or accusations against someone’s character.  Leviticus 19:16 states, “You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among thy people…”  Since Proverbs 12:22 reminds us that “Lying lips are an abomination to Yehovah” what can we take away from Proverbs 10:18 which states, “He who hides hatred has lying lips.  He who utters a slander is a fool.”  How can we slander others and say we love Yehovah?  “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry and slander be put away from you, with malice.” (Ephesians 4:31).  Even Colossians 3:8 states, “but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander and shameful speaking out of your mouth.” We have been told many times that gossip kills a person – not just the one you are bad mouthing, but the one with whom you share it.   Something to think about when we want to say something derogatory.

Secondly, we all have a calling from our Creator which we are expected to walk in.  Where we have been appointed, we have been anointed.  It is His anointing upon us which enables us to do what we have been called to do.  We are not called to walk in someone else’s shoes and do what they have been called to do.  When we step into an area for which we have not been called, we are not walking in His perfect will for our lives.  If he has not appointed you to a position then why would you decide to snatch up the mantle and walk down a road which has not been ordained for you?  Think about this, Moshe laid his hands upon Yehoshua.  Lest we forget the elegance and fervor of Eliyahu tossing his cloak upon Elisha.  These were appointments at Yehovah’s direction and I do not think Pomp and Circumstance was playing in the background.

When He has not given you the grace to fulfil that assignment, yet you step into it, you will be held responsible for those you impact.  Even Yeshua said He was about His Father’s business, not in everyone else’s business so stay in your lane.  Ephesians 4:11-13 states, “He gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers for the perfecting of the holy ones (You and Me) to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Messiah until we ALL attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Yehovah.”  We need to respect other people’s ministry because we do not know what costs they have paid to get where they are.  Think of it like this “Don’t hate just because you don’t want to participate.”  Remember being a leader does not make you or anyone closer to Yehovah.  His gifts are without repentance and where Yehovah leads, you will succeed if you walk in His righteousness.

Thirdly, I Chronicles 16:22 clearly states “Don’t touch my anointed ones, Do my prophets no harm.”  We need to give honor where honor is due.  If it grieves my spirit to hear something slanderous about someone I know and respect, how much more does it grieve Yehovah himself?  Numbers 3:3 states “These are the names of the sons of Aharon, the Kohanim who were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the Kohen’s office.”  That plainly states who was anointed for the position and were set aside for something special and specific.  There is more than enough room at His table, but you still need to wait on Him.  He knows when you are ready.  He is seldom early, never late, but He is always on time.

When we choose to speak against those Yehovah has anointed and appointed, we are choosing to question in authority.  There comes a time, when we need to accept the fact that He knows exactly what He is doing.  David recognized and honored the anointing upon Shaul.   I Samuel 24:6 shows us this “He said to his men, Yehovah forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, Yehovah’s anointed, to put forth my hand against him, seeing he is Yehovah’s anointed.”  I Samuel 26 has more reminders in the event of memory lapse.

There is a way which seems right unto a man and we all know where that leads.  Many are called, but few are chosen.  Why are they not chosen?  Could it be because they are all talk and no action?  Or maybe speak out of both sides of their mouth?  We disqualify our own selves by our actions or lack thereof.  It is our character that carries us when our giftings don’t.  So, what is your character screaming?  It pretty much boils down to this a quote by good ole Madea Simms, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”  This goes for us too.

Capacity

 

As we move into a more intimate place with Father, we will make more and more discoveries about ourselves. In this close proximity, our hearing is sharpened and the mirror is closer- if we can bear it. I love unpacking so that I can see everything that has been squeezed in! God has packed so much of Himself in our spiritual DNA and it is our responsibility to see what we have been carrying. Yochanan (John) 16:12 “I have yet many things to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” The beautiful thing about these words is that we see that his students were close by. This was not a rumor that one of them heard from someone else about them. They heard Yeshua speak this truth out of his mouth with their own ears. The other jewel here is that Yeshua has many things to say. Again, it is our responsibility to seek out what those things are. The other thing that we have to take note of is the fact that Yeshua did not ask if they were ready for what He wanted to say. He told them that they were not ready. He said, “You can not bear it now.” That Greek word, bastazo means to take up with ones hands, to carry on one’s person, to sustain, uphold, and support. It also means to bear that which is burdensome and carry off.

Greek etymology will tell you that the root word for that word bastazo is bases which has to do with the feet. Acts 3:7He took him by the right hand, and raised him up. Immediately his feet and his ankle bones received strength.

I am going to line this up for you, so hold on. For us to get a full understanding of what God is saying we must “unpack” this word. In order to have the capacity for what God wants to manifest or reveal in our lives we are going to have to receive strength in our “feet” so that we can arise and walk into the new place.  Being a Hebrew enthusiast, I had to see what it said in the original text and found that this word, bear is, nasa (nah-sah) and means to carry, sustain, arise, to bear up continuously, aid, and assist. Nasa also means to increase and to receive! Beresheet 7:17 (Genesis) says,  “The waters increased and bore up the ark.”

It behooves us to get into the place of intimacy with God (Yehovah) so that we can hear (receive) what He longs to reveal. The place of not bearing it is also where Kayin (Cain) found himself in. Beresheet 4:13 shows us. He said to Yehovah, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.” He could not withstand, nor could he carry or sustain. In other words, he said that it was too much for him. The disciples, was not able to endure and were not ready. Are you?

Many say that they want the blessings of God, but have no room (capacity) for it. We have to mature in the things of God and His kingdom. This is what leads into sonship! Sonship is a place of faithful stewardship and Abba is seeking for faithfulness. Sonship is a place of access. Yes, Yehovah has many, many things to say to us, but we have to be in position mentally and spiritually to be able to sustain, withstand, arise in, and bear it. Maturity means that we can take the correction and rebuke as easily as that “good word.”

We have to make room not just for what He wants to give us, but for what He wants to say to us. Hosting His Presence takes us making room for Him. This means that you have intentionally draw near to Him and then expecting for Him to draw near to you. As He draws nearer what happens is your capacity increases. Love or the lack of it will determine the level of our depth as it pertains to how well we receive. As earthen vessels (containers) if we allow Him in first, all these “other things” can be added. Remember, we belong to Him and not ourselves and the first of all things belong to Him.

 

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © June 23, 2017 All rights reserved

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