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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

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

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

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

What is intercession?

We hear the term, intercession a lot in the midst of the church, but are we acquainted or are we intimate with it? Yes, there is a difference! We have understood intercession to mean,

  • In the gap
  • Praying for others
  • Standing in the stead of
  • Tarrying
  • Making intercession
  • intervening on the behalf of others

Yes, this is all very true, however, we must know that there is a deeper place that we can go. Yeshua is our example. He continuously makes intercession for us! He told Shimon (Simon) in Luke 22:32  But I prayed for you, Shim‘on, that your trust might not fail. And you, once you have turned back in repentance, strengthen your brothers!” CJB

Yeshua was and is intercession. He went to the cross, He had compassion for others, and He talked intercession. What do I mean? As He taught intercession was being made for those that were in darkness. The truth was birthed through His intercession so that people could come out of their traditions and out of their bondages. The Spirit of יהוה was upon Him. We are charged to have an “as you go” ministry. Who are we affecting by virtue of our presence? If we live a life of intercession we can impact many. As we speak the truth, the people should say, “Did our hearts not burn within us….? (Luke 24:32) Yeshua spoke with these disciples on the road. The word, “derekh” in Hebrew is road or path. We meet people along the path, DAILY.

Why are the people’s hearts not burning withing them while the word in you becomes flesh for them? Yeshua said, “Eat My flesh.” The word became flesh and dwelt among them as recorded in John 1. We must give the people something to eat because they are hungry and they are out and about in this dark and dying world. They are searching. So then intercession must be fueled by:

  • Compassion
  • Love
  • Concern for souls
  • Hearing from Ruach Kodesh (Holy Spirit)
  • The word/bread of Life
  • Prayer

A watchman stands on the wall and waits to see what the Lord would say to him or her. Havakuk (Habakkuk) 2:1 says in the CJB, I will stand at my watch post I will station myself on the rampart. I will look to see what God will say through me and what I will answer when I am reproved. This word reprove means to:

  • Chastise
  • Reprimand
  • Rebuke
  • Scold

As watchmen, we have to stand to be rebuked and corrected. The body of Christ, in general, must be corrected on many things. The prophet here is making a transparent statement. We need transparency and humility in order to intercede for others so that we do not assume or presume anything about people. Remember, we are charged to LOVE. Some many not want to hear the truth, but truth is in the midst of our intercession. It is in the midst of our very lives.

 

 

Apostle Nabiyah Bat Yehuda © 2016

Sound

 

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I was sitting in my scribal position for listening with my heart to the Set-Apart Spirit of Yehovah this morning and I would like to share with you something that I believe most people do not realize. We can put it under the category of, “how things work.”  The bible talks about times, seasons, gatherings and gatherers. You will also find in the holy scriptures life lessons and intimate details on things like sound and recording. Let me bring all of this together for you.

When it comes to the work of ministry, we must realize that Abba has a set time for each one of  us to go forth. He gives us various gifts, talents, and anointings in order to shift, break, and build. Scribal watchmen understand this. The word of Yehovah tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season,
a right time for every intention under heaven —2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones,

In verse 3 the word build in Hebrew is, banah בָּנָה not only does it mean to build, but it means to rebuild and establish. There are some things in our lives or in the lives of those that we are sent to that need to be rebuilt or established. We must understand the sending that יהוה (Yehovah) is doing may be in a season of being stationary. Allow me to  explain. He may have you set up a place so that when your sound goes out, your tribe will appear and will gather in that place.  So then your tribe is being sent to you. Sometimes we think that we have to go around handing out business cards/fliers, etc in order to draw people. This is fine if that is what you are lead to do, but I am talking about standing in Him and building according to His pattern for your life and for your ministry.

He does have a pattern that we have to trust in order for our vision to be properly cast as a net in the right direction, time, and season. To cast ּשָׁלדְ (shalach) in Hebrew means to throw, hurl, or fling. Your sound can spiritually be thrown from one region to another. When your sound goes out, those that are tied to you by the spirit will hear and respond. You are sent out or Abba is casting you out into other regions and your sound will go before you like that of a shofar. The sound isn’t just loud, but it vibrates in the air and resonates with the hearer. It is a call. The word in Hebrew is קול kol, it means, voice. Yeshua says, His sheep know His voice and a stranger they will not follow. Within each of us that follow Him there is an imprint of His voice. The call is spiritually built in our DNA. This is Abba’s way or, one of the ways that He uses to gather. Yeshua went about healing the sick and the sound of healing and deliverance went out abroad.  To gather (kanahs כנס) in Hebrew means, to gather, heap up, or wrap oneself in.

Yeshua said that He would teach His disciples to be fishers of men. When fishers go out to fish, it is usually done with a net in order to gather more than one at a time. He also so that if He is lifted up, He would draw all men to Himself. With that said we know that with whatever “bait” He has given us to use in our various ministrations, we must lift up Yeshua. He has given His dear ones instructions on how to. In the how to, there comes with it the kol (voice) and the sound that draws. Know and be acquainted with your distinct God-given sound and brace yourself for what and who He has prepared in response to the call. Not only can the sound be heard, it can be felt because of the vibrations. So go forth, and move something with your sound.

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda © March 10, 2016

Soul catchers

 

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According to the Prophet Ezekiel 13:17-23 God is displeased with the soul hunters who are not only after His people, but have ensnared them. They have made the people of God believe things untrue and made them believe that they could do things that are unnatural. We can no longer walk about with blinders, nor can we walk about ignorant concerning the devices of the adversary. Witchcraft, subterfuge, and deception is real. These are found in our schools, in our neighborhood, in our homes, and sadly found in the souls of man.

Many would have a proud spirit as the immature and zealous Simon and take on oaths and make declarations that he was not prepared or mature enough to back up due to ignorance. This ignorance was due to him not knowing what was in his own soul. Yeshua tried to make Simon aware of the fact that he would soon find out what was really in him. Luke 22:31-34)

This would be his denying that he even knew Him. Simon could not imagine that he would do such a thing, but was so full of denial that he could not see it because he was not in a place spiritually  to discern what was really in him. Most of us don’t know what we will do in a given situation.For example, If you don’t live in an environment where you are in danger of persecution for your faith, how will you know how you will stand?

So it is with those who are experiencing soul issues. You won’t know what type of relationships you will choose based on your foundational wounds. You will not know what pivotal decisions you will make because you don’t know what is the base or at the root of those decisions.

This is why our souls are in need of saving. This is not the saving faith of Christ, but soul salvation that needs to be worked out with reverential fear and trembling. Our souls are harvested by culture, people, and environment.

Do you not know that among the list of soul hunters are molesters, abusers, those that pray that souls would mesh with their own, there are arrangers of various types of music to capture the soul? There are people who intentionally seek out particular personalities to destroy. The list goes on. We must always keep in our minds that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Not only does destroy mean to make an end of the existence of, but it means to ruin someone emotionally or spiritually. Demons have an assignment to utterly defeat us, BUT YEHOVAH!

We must be intentional about captivating EVERY thought that is in contradiction to the word of GOD. He will not do it for us. We are responsible for our own thought lives. We are to be mature enough to fee ourselves that strong meat (the word) to sustain us.

2 Corinthians 4:3 So if indeed our Good News is veiled, it is veiled only to those in the process of being lost. Complete Jewish Bible

Some are in danger of being lost and some already are, Yeshua/Jesus came to seek and save those which were. Allow him to put you back on the narrow path. Pray and ask for the ancient paths so that you know and are intimate with Him Who has called you to it. There you will find rest.

This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16

 

 

©2015 Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda

Is your soul safe?

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Sadly, there are many and I mean many in the body of believers who are suffering and struggling in their souls. It may be because of a relationship or because of a trespass, or because of identity and purpose. A soul may have worries and cares of this world that try to consume them. This soul may feel trapped, antagonized, or traumatized.

How can this be for those who are lovers and servants of God? This unfortunate information is very true. This is not about reading the bible enough, it isn’t about how many scriptures are read. These lost souls need deliverance and counseling. When you think of counseling you think of psychologist or psychiatrist. Leaders, pastors and elders need to  train not just in the Bible, but understand trauma. Holy Spirit is a counselor and well able to counsel anyone, but the gift of wisdom is given to any man that asks. We have to ask and we have to understand the tripart man.

There is too much emphasis on gifts and callings and not enough soul ministry. What good is your gift if you have terrors in your mind or if no one counseled you through a rape or abortion? Our souls are in need of healing and our hearts in need of mending. As we study to be quiet and allow Him to search our souls via Psalm 139 Search me O’ Lord… He will reveal those hurts, but He will also ASSIGN those that are called to the ministry of counsel and encouragement. It is by genuine love that we heal, but we still have to process thought the muck and mire known as transgression and trespass. We can no longer “Fake it till we make it.” We have to deal with it because it will surely deal with us- and unfairly. Beloved, I would that you would be in health and prosper, even as your soul prospers (3 John 2) Remember, that we are all still under construction. We are all still being processed. No one is perfect.

Hurt people hurt people, but it is time that we get to the root to find out WHY. Let’s move from the elementary things and go deep. It is in the place of the deep that we discover. Ask yourself this question today. Is your soul safe?

 

Apostle Nabiyah Baht Yehuda  © 2015 September

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