In the beginning…is the Word of Yahuah.
And he’s not really “he” as we think of “him,” but that’s just a good descriptor.
We’re like him: divided. His divisions are purposed. He thinks. He speaks. He creates. He’s finished. We’re a mess. We’re divided in body, words, thoughts, hearts and actions. We write, then we speak, we feel guilty, and hopefully some time later we get around to thinking:
Why did I write/say/do that? What was I thinking?
Like some social media posts, we can’t take them back. Oh, we think we have deleted them, but we’re at the mercy of the “clouds” (servers). In the clouds of Heaven, there are servers called scribes who record everything we say and do and then serve them to the Father. Comforting, right?
Not really. We as people are haphazard in the things we do. We can’t help it. We’re flawed. If we’re really introspective and honest, we straighten out over time to a certain degree, but even in that, we’re not acceptable to our Elohim. We spend a lifetime being blown like the wind from one thing to another. We’re like shifting sand. Even if we have purpose, it’s generally our purpose, and not his. Even when we think we’re serving him, we’re usually only serving our idea of what he wants.
Have we ever bothered to ask him personally what he wants from us? Try it and see what happens, but have something to write with when you do. That’s because if you sincerely ask, he will respond.
Luke 14:28-30 – For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
We start a lot of things that we don’t finish. That’s because we haven’t counted the cost, or we have, but we run out of resources or a myriad of other reasons. And we are often scorned for what other people think we were supposed to do or not do. We in effect, build our house upon shifting sands. Things get blown away over time. Even the great pyramids erode, leaving us wondering who built them and guessing their purpose.
Yahuah isn’t mocked. He overcomes. He prevails. He builds and plans for every contingency. Indeed, he planned our rescue before he created the world we live in and those he placed here. He knows our end from the beginning. That means he can see ahead of time, all that will occur. He already knows all we did and will do; yet he loves us so much that he gave a part of himself to save us. Isn’t that an amazing Elohim?
The ability to prophesy is his, and is a gift he gives to whom he purposes to have it. Although our Father loves to give good gifts and does, if we want to receive the ultimate gift of salvation for eternity when we die, we must repent. We know this because he gave the gift of prophecy to others to teach us all we need to know about ourselves and how to learn of him. Then he sent his prophet, his Word, his Son, Yahusha Messiah.
And that Word assures us that we must repent NOW! That’s because the Kingdom of Elohim is at hand. Prophecy is in effect, a gift that keeps on giving. What does it mean to be “at hand?” Well, you’re reading a blog post from someone who is in the Kingdom of Elohim, by the works of their hands with his Spirit upon them…he is in front of your face all the time, in every moment, and in every person and thing you look at. He’s in the person staring at you in the mirror or in the person you can touch if you can’t see with your eyes.
Everything was and is created by the spoken Word of Elohim. That’s everything, you, me, that tree, that pencil, that device you’re reading or that’s reading to you. We need to repent that we’ve treated Father, ourselves and others with disregard. We’ve invented a circular world with circular logic and circular actions where we are the one who is center stage, not the One.
We’re famous down here for inventing things like special holidays and traditions and religions (none of which honor Father by the way, although we tell ourselves that they do). Let’s get one thing straight. We’re dust. We’re dirt. We’re nothing compared to him. But he loves us and is trying to make us acceptable for his Kingdom. Yes, we have lots of things that we need to repent of. The greatest of course is our heart toward Yahuah and toward one another. We have no idea how to love the way Father loves us and wants us to learn.
And if we are willing to repent and begin to keep the commands our Elohim gave us in the beginning, we’ll learn how to love. But that love isn’t a worldly love like you love pizza or you love napping or you love that person over there or you love your dog or cat or horse or goldfish. It’s a love that surpasses all understanding. It’s a love that dies for another human being to save them. It’s a love of service and self-sacrifice for the One who gave us everything. He gave himself for us so that we can live beyond this realm. That’s a beautiful love!
So how do we repent?
It’s really simple. We just admit we are wrong to the One who made us.
What does that mean? We turn around from the direction we are headed. We stop doing the things that are displeasing to our Father. We keep his commands. We die to self wants. We stop being selfish. We love others and do what we’re being asked to do. We begin to live called out and separate from the world and honor his commands.
Instead, we live our lives making circles. We don’t learn the lessons we are meant to learn. We repeat them over and over again. If we do learn one lesson, we go on and make another circle and go round and round in perpetuity. It’s a really boring way to live. Well not boring exactly, because it’s filled with strife and contention. It’s stressful, and that stress is killing us.
When we go half way around a circle, we’re about as far as we can go from where we first began. To repent, we simply turn around and go back the way we came. That really looks a bit more like a little crescent moon. Whether that moon waxes or wanes really depends on which direction we go. This is a thought you should ponder for later.
Why does repentance matter? Well, we don’t just repent to get gifts from the Father. We repent because it is our gift to our Father who made us. We are his. And although we’ve been taught that everything “we” have and can be and do is “ours,” it really isn’t. It’s his. We’re his and we’re supposed to figure that out somewhere along the line. We are to:
a.) look up to the heavens (in the spiritual not the physical sky)
b.) acknowledge someone greater than our own little self that is more powerful than us
c.) ask what that someone wants us to do, admit we’re wrong and then obey him
But right out of the womb we begin making circles, whether we are blowing bubbles in the bath or we keep doing things we know are wrong. This image is repeated throughout Scripture and life. A circle is either a defense like a fortress or the enclosure around the Garden of Eden, or it becomes the record of doing things over and over again. In it there’s nothing new under the sun. That circle is the unlearned lesson. And it’s drawing a little hole on the ground for us to fall into; a pit. That’s exactly where we’re going to end up if we don’t repent and begin to keep the Creator’s commandments. We’d better do it soon too, because the Messiah who already came is returning to gather the ones who are obedient and deal with the rest in a very final and painful way.
Repentance is required of every man, woman and child because none of us have been doing things “right” ever since day one when Adam and Eve left the garden. They left because they didn’t love Yahuah’s commands. He told them they were not to touch or eat from the “tree” of knowledge of good and evil. They did it anyway. And we’re all paying the price for that, yet we’re down here doing the very same thing. We are told not to do things but we do them anyway. We don’t know the first thing about love, which is obedience.
So our first lesson is that we must repent and seek his face. In the Word/Bible, we can find the blessings and curses that will surely come to us if we obey the commandments he gives (there are more than 10 but probably not 613 that some religious people claim). Those commands are found in the Old Testament. Check out Deuteronomy 28 because it reveals all of the blessings and curses that come upon you if you obey or disobey the commands. That’s a great place to begin.
Just repent. Do it now. It’s okay. We all have to do that or we end up in the pit which is a really horrible place to be in unspeakable torment forever…and ever…and ever…and ever…and ever…as far as we can tell.
So repent. Just do it now, today, so you won’t be cursed and both of us can sleep a little easier tonight. It’s my job to warn the people. We deceive ourselves that nothing matters except what we think that matters. I’m here to tell you that we’re lost until we repent and do things the Father’s way. We need our divine compass. We need Yahuah’s commands. He tells us what to do and what not to do. Would you rather be cursed or blessed? That one’s really a no-brainer.
As for me and my house, we will serve Yahuah.