The Holy Spirit of the Most High God leads us to all of His truth. Here is an Organic Word from Isaiah.
A brief preface is that in the Judaism, Hebrew Roots and Messianic movements and among other people who try to “keep” the Mosaic Laws (Laws of Moses), the Word itself never changes, unlike a dictionary which is revised over time, with its word definitions as flexible as societal “norms.” Unlike a dictionary of man, the Word however static in Spirit, even when altered or “corrupted” by the hands of man, remains constant because it is more powerful and eternal than mere mortal flesh for all of its works.
What does mortal man do with our Heavenly Father’s Word? He endeavors in all sincerity, to comprehend what is not solely his to comprehend. He pursues the Laws of Moses, without comprehending who Moses represents in each season of our mortal existence. Alas, Moses undergoes a lengthy transformation of a sort, but ends up dying in his flesh on a mountaintop unable to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. That was our first clue to our mortal flesh. He doesn’t die in the Spirit, because we see Moses, Jesus and Elias standing on a cloud on a mountain in another chapter. The remainder of this will age until a future blog addressing that topic.
Fundamentally it is the Father in Heaven, our Creator and Maker, who provides all flesh and then decides what knowledge and understanding to lend it, along with the modicum of wisdom and revelation to know how to rightly divide the Word and to rightly apply it, that he alone decides to provide, and in his own timing. That wisdom and revelation is part of his Spirit.
Ephesians 1:17 – That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Men of flesh are simple beasts. They simply do not have the ability to see or to know the Holy Spirit, or even speak words or draw breath or a heartbeat without the permission and talents of the Most High God. Don’t believe me? Look at his Word and you will see the power, majesty and glory of the One Lord who creates and makes. He creates and then transforms everything he speaks and touches. And in that process of his awesome and unfathomable eternal love, his arm is not too short to save, nor his ear too heavy to hear.
Isaiah 59:1 – Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Isaiah 59:2 – But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
What iniquities are those? Multitudes! But in today’s chapters 56-beyond, Isaiah is the vessel whom God uses to tell the people that their hands are defiled with blood. Their fingers, the works of their hands, what they write and touch and type and finger point with are filled with iniquity. Their lips have spoken lies. Their tongues mutter perverseness.
None call for justice. None plead for truth. They trust their own vanity, their lies, their words which they weave together like spider’s webs, that they call priestly garments. But they are no priests at all. Isaiah speaks this from the grave, but his Father’s Words are brought to you, a living vessel, today through the works of other men now dead, and through the vessels of the living who bring the words of man and the Word of the living God to you today, by the works of these living fingers.
Men of flesh can’t even comprehend God’s Word because they are too busy interpreting it with their flesh, and without the help of the Holy Spirit upon them. As a result, they do not know the way of peace. They have made crooked paths – paths of the serpent. Whoever sits under them and does their ways knows no peace at all. Just look at modern religions. Look at religious countries that are trying to interpret “God” and his desires for humankind. Look at how many countries are at war! Look at how the people are at war with one another! Look at how religious people don’t even accept the Messiah who came to save them for their own works or the works of others; nor do they believe their own brethren who are sincere in their love and search of the face of the Father in his Son!
There is no love. There is no righteous judgment. People murder their own congregants before they are transformed. Parents murder their own children before they are born, and that’s “okay” with the world. But if you step on an Eagle’s egg before it is born, you go to jail. That’s “not okay” with the world. Me teach to have the love of God, but they have no love nor faith in him or in their brethren? How is life in any form any different?
Isaiah 59:9 – Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Isaiah 59:10 – We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
Men of flesh are dead. They really have no idea where they are walking or what kinds of things they are leading other blind persons into, into which they themselves are falling. Leaders think they are digging wells, but they are really dry wells, pits. They think they are planting seeds of “divine wisdom.” But instead of those seeds growing up into wheat that can be used to make nourishing bread, their seeds are growing tares.
Today the world is calling evil “good” and what is good, “evil.” Societal morals are skewed. The world has been turned upside down. The Word tells us this will occur in the last days, in the latter season.
The world needs to repent, humble itself, and pray. Then the Father will send his Holy Spirit — first to the individuals who do this, and then to the corporate body of Messiah.
The body of Messiah is like Jacob. First he imagined that he was Israel, and declared himself to be so. But he wasn’t really Israel (at least not yet). It wasn’t until Jacob and his family underwent a journey away from Laban’s household and just before Rachel bore Benjamin and then died that he finally began his transformation. But that transformation didn’t come because Jacob declared it or that he was “Israel.” The Spirit of the Most High doesn’t like human pride. He doesn’t have to, and he may make it a point not to accept the prayers, petitions, supplications, worship, or sacrifices no matter how “spiritual” unless and until it is pleasing to him in the way that he declares. (We’ll cover Jacob’s journey on another day.)
Revelation doesn’t come to human flesh unless and until it humbles itself and truly seeks the face and the heart of the Father, which is in his Son Yahusha/Yeshua/Jesus. And yes, I said Jesus. Men of flesh want to hold onto the Hebrew name, because they think that other men of flesh have corrupted the Father’s Word. But those men of flesh don’t grasp that it is the Father who speaks from the mouths of those who serve him, not men who serve their flesh. Those men are too busy walking around quoting Scriptures from their holy books, including the modern Bibles.
They reject the fullness of the journey of mankind across millenniums, or even a lifetime. They put themselves into bondage of the lessons of the early part of the journey, and make themselves “high priests” of their flesh, without considering their latter end for that flesh. They need faith and the One who died to the flesh for all mankind. You need faith in Messiah and his works, not someone else’s, not even (necessarily) Moses by man’s interpretations. God can move you around that stumbling block if required, or he may bring you face to face with it, so that you recognize it for what it is. It’s idolatry.
Man finds a spot in the journey in the book and then dies there. But there are always lessons to learn, even for the living, that are not contained in the book. God teaches them to us, personally as we walk in our daily life. They don’t want to continue on and see what God will reveal in the version of the book that God has ordained to go to the corners of the Earth — the “dreaded” King James Bible. Nor do they want to see the living version of the book whom God sends to the Earth to teach all of humanity. That’s Messiah.
People are still stuck over in a corner saying things like:
“Judge not lest you be judged.”
“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
Yes, those words are abundantly true in the right context, but their application is not apparent to men of flesh who are out of season in their teachings, or in their understanding actually, because all teachings that contain some Word have some value. We are also supposed to righteously judge both man’s words and God’s. And God is the one who puts the Words in our heart, but we are the ones who speak it out of our mouth. If you aren’t speaking His Word, then you are speaking yours. If you don’t believe this, then by all means, search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have salvation. You really have no idea of who you are or whose you have become, without the Holy Spirit of the One who is Salvation.
Your interpretation of your flesh is but one small portion, one part of one of the sides of the divine scales of justice. A human scale has two sides. A divine scale has three. There are two words that must be joined together in the proper measure in order to have a fully balanced, righteously judged Word, a fulfilled Word. That’s the Law and the Testimony. Although we can put things on both sides of the scale, it takes a person of wisdom to interpret. There is always an individual holding a scale of justice. That individual should have Messiah inside of them.
Man’s version is typically blinded, and typically the one who is blinded is the woman. That’s because men of flesh oppress women. They tell them to be quiet in the churches. The women are trying to tell the men they are out of order. If they are quiet, then they can tell the man this when he gets home, which is how you do it when you truly love. You don’t embarrass or belittle your brethren unless you want to be embarrassed or belittled yourself. If you think someone is coming against you, maybe you are out of order, or maybe they are. If you don’t take the time to really invest in that person who suddenly seems to oppose you, you may never know who the Father is trying to correct and who He is already transforming. It might be you who needs the transformation, and the person coming against you may be the rod of correction, or it could be the other way around.
Men always think they are the ones in control. They see the woman as their servant. The well woman is the one to whom the Messiah of the house of David first comes to announce his ministry. Remember David? He was the giant slayer, the shepherd from the tribe of Judah. (That’s the Judah, the son of Jacob who was tricked into fathering twins by Tamar. But he did accept his punishment and took responsibility for refusing to grant her another son so that she could have an heir.)
Anyway, Messiah always came to the women first, and they were the last ones who preserved the future King in every season of his ministry. They were the ones whose judgment first came to the disciples. They were the ones who were the most perceptive. The Holy Spirit came to the woman known as Miriam or Mary, to ask for her cooperation so that the Son of man/Son of God could be brought forth from her womb. The women were the last to remain at the Messiah’s crucifixion, and they were the first to recognize him when he rose again on the third day.
The women are typically the ones who anticipate the birth of the babe long before it becomes evident that there is a babe in their womb. And they are the first to recognize the seasons of change in their growing children. They are the ones who must bring forth the babes through great faith. It takes faith to grow up an unborn child in the womb. It takes a long season of faith that everything you put in your body will be good for that child. It takes faith to endure the pains and great discomforts and even dangers that come with pregnancy and childbirth. And it takes long suffering and great patience and endurance to raise up a child into a reasonably moral and upstanding adult.
But a woman alone cannot do the child justice without the help of the man who is designed to cover her as well as his children. The man can’t possibly reproduce without the body, the hands and the wisdom of the woman. And so men and women were meant to be co-creators and co-makers with one another, through the Spirit of the Holy One upon their children.
This is the purpose of the Spirit of Messiah upon men and woman. He comes to those with a humble heart and contrite spirit so that we may be fulfilled with the portions that the human flesh is missing. He comes to teach us about His love. He comes to fulfill us, to transform us and to cause us to surrender ourselves fully to him so that he may live through us and in us and with us, and do the works that our Father’s Spirit desires for us to do. And in the process of casting off all of man’s influences and religions and traditions and interpretations, we cleanse ourselves of all of that fleshly nonsense, of all of our own fleshly standards, and he raises up a new standard, a higher standard, a high priest in us that is able to love God and one another, our brethren, the way we are first loved by our Creator and Maker.
But people of flesh want to “do” the works of Moses. They don’t understand Moses or the works of the people. They are trying to be “Israel.” Israel are the beasts of the Earth. They are rebellious. They do their own thing. They live after the flesh. As a result, the Father gives the beasts a beastly priesthood of death. What we see in the Levitical priesthood is a priesthood of divine order, but its order is out of order in the early “season” of man’s understanding. Men are still idolaters who are filled with blood lust. Everyone is out for their own gain. Men who call themselves priests are robbing the people of their provisions, and the people cooperate because they are told by men:
“thus sayeth the Lord”…
…when the Lord never sayeth thus in the way that men of flesh are interpreting what is fundamentally Spirit, and Father’s Spirit’s to interpret.
If men would seek the face of the Father’s Holy Spirit of the risen Messiah who proved the Word perfect and righteous, then they might be shown by him, that the works of Moses and his Laws need to be properly interpreted with the help of our divine helper, and rightly applied. The Torah is a pattern of a priesthood that is meant to teach mankind of his own idolatry and need for redemption. It’s a pattern, a shadow of good things to come. Growth in a human or even a field occurs over time. The gathering comes with the harvest is ripe, and not before.
When are they coming? Well, that process is a three-fold chord. It’s a song of the Most High. He sings it into existence. He creates. The creation is shaped in iniquity. Then it is perfected when Messiah comes along. That’s the Word. I can’t quote 1100 or more pages on a blog spot, but it’s there.
Men of flesh are looking at the written Word of the Lord as if it is some kind of a divine dictionary. And what is worse, they don’t seem to recall that the Father’s spoken Word trumps and yet compliments all of his written Word. And yes, I said all. That is even that “dreaded” King James Version for those who insist on other versions of Scripture. They say that it is “corrupted.” Well, all that man does is corrupted. Men are corrupt. Get over yourself. You have already forgotten three of the most fundamental principles of the Most High.
- God is an eternally living God. He is not a god of the dead or of dead works. He speaks. He creates. He shapes. Forever. And he does things in his order, in his own way. That way is Messiah. His Spirit never leaves nor forsakes us. He’s always here.
- All flesh is corrupt, but God directs all flesh, always. God’s arm is not too short to save any of us, ever, if we repent. If we don’t, he doesn’t turn away from us. We turn away from him.
- The Kingdom of Heaven can only be entered into by faith in Messiah, the way God creates to shape us and make us into his likeness. It requires faith in Messiah’s works, not the works of Moses, to enter into the Kingdom. We do the works of the flesh to learn the borders of the Law. We come to Messiah by faith to learn the fullness of the Law, and how to rightly divide and apply it in our life.
The Father’s Son is always the one in charge. But we get our own idea of what we are charged with, and we run around like a bunch of crazy folk trying to understand in our flesh, what he desires of us. We’re like the raging, stormy sea. We step out of the boat and we sink or drown. We need faith. We need to calm ourselves. We need to be quiet and to sit and ponder and ask and seek and knock and listen and then hear what the Spirit of the Father’s resurrection is telling us in his written Word, and when his living Son speaks to our spirit, on a daily basis.
But no, men of flesh want to become the words in the dictionary. They want to become the men in the book. Folks, a human work, a dictionary isn’t constant. Its words and its meanings change over time. You can’t do or be a dictionary. God’s Word isn’t a dictionary. It is a divine guidebook to help mortal man find the divine, who is not just outside of himself, its within. The entire purpose of the written Word is to preserve and to transform the spirits of human flesh over our lifetime and seasons of growth as bodies and as the body of Messiah is built, one believer at a time. However, we still require the Spirit of the Living God, the Son, to help us become and to do all that He desires of us.
You can’t treat the written Word as if it’s a manmade dictionary or some book that contains everything you need to know to be a Spirit-filled being. You can’t read it and be all “spiritual” in a human sense and give your human interpretations that you say is of the Holy Spirit, and produce anything but flesh. That is, not until you are ready to truly receive the Holy Spirit in all of his glory within yourself. If you don’t wait for the Holy Spirit to teach you, then you’ll be like a babe in the Word and you’ll go off into your own words and definitions and interpretations and sayings of:
…without Him necessarily ‘thus sayeth’-ing.
You’ll look and may sound like you are a little bit nuts. You may deliver words before they are fully understood, and those words may offend. You may dress in strange outfits with things that are added like letter “A”s or “O”s or strings that you think symbolize one thing but they are really symbols stolen from ancient pagan religions, and you’ll call them “holy.” You’ll hang words from your ceiling tiles and writhe around on the floor of your condo on your belly like a serpent while simultaneously pronouncing syllables of “the name” in ways it was never intended to be spoken, and call yourself “holy.” I’ve witnessed this foolishness.
And so is “doing” the “feasts” of the “Lord” in the way that you think or are taught by men of flesh, to “do” them…for anything longer than a short season. It’s like how children try on their parents’ shoes. It’s something that is shewed for a season. It is tried on and if it fits, you wear it until you outgrow it. Then you ditch those shoes and look for another pair that fit better. It’s a journey of growth. There are many steps to the journey of the fleshly spirit as it is transformed into a divine Spirit of Messiah. How far you walk is always under your control; unless of course you render that control to your fleshly, human spiritual leader who is themselves blinded by their own interpretations of the Word. They are walking around in shoes that are either too big for their feet, or they have been wearing shoes that pinch their feet for far too long that they have long since outgrown. They need newer shews/shoes. They are too busy saying things like:
“This is how we do…God.”
“This is how we keep the feasts of the Lord.”
“This is how you are to fast…or pray…or preach…or live…or speak…”
And then they convict people who try to tell them that what the Father is showing them is different. The way man sees things is not how the Father sees them. His ways are so much higher than ours. He creates and makes each individual with his righteous hands, and his works are beautiful and loving. Man’s works pale in comparison. Man’s religious works are like long shadows that are cast behind the ones who are leading, but who cause the people who walk behind them to fall into darkness. Walk behind them for a season, but stay out of the long shadows they cast. Walk in the light. If you see a brighter light of Messiah, seek that light.
We need to be in the shadow of His Heavenly wings. His wings are divine. They are the fullness of the light of Messiah, the light of the Spirit of truth. They cast no shadow, and bring only illumination to everyone who comes in contact with him. That light is warm and loving, but not as it is convenient to men. They love for a season and then tire with impatience or misunderstanding or offence. Messiah’s light and love are eternally warm and loving and it loves longest and best and first and remains even when others fail to believe in it.
That brings us back to Isaiah, and the evidence that God is in control of the influence of all that we think, say, and do. The choices are ours to make. We open our mouths. We stretch out our hands. We lay eggs that we think are seeds, but instead of containing gold and the treasures of the kingdom, they are cockatrice’s eggs.
What’s a cockatrice? The dictionary says it is a legendary monster whose glance is deadly. It is hatched from what looks like a cock, a rooster that has a tail of a venomous serpent. As a side note, I had a lavender Orpington rooster named “prince” who looked kind of like that. His attitude was cocky and domineering until one day I grabbed hold of him, picked him up in my arms, and spoke great words of admonishment to him about his attitude.
Then I trimmed his claws, spoke lovingly to him and carried him around the farm for about ten minutes, which of course terrified him enough to realize that I was not going to kill him, but that I was kind to him and that I loved him and that he needed to immediately reform his ways or I was going to put him in the outback where the coyotes would have him for dinner. Yes, that’s what I told him. But unbeknownst to him, I would never do that. I would find other ways to correct him — lovingly, though to him, not all that pleasant.
That’s a lot like our loving Father. We’re the cocky roosters and the unruly hens. We’re laying cockatrice eggs, which when people step on those eggs (or eat them), what comes out are baby serpents.
When people graduate from man’s programs of “discipleship” or “leadership” or “biblical studies” or religious doctrines, man has made those graduates twice the sons of hell then they were before they began.
Yes, that’s also in the Word. That’s not because men haven’t tried to do what’s right. It’s because men of flesh have no idea what is right according to the Most High, unless and until the Holy Spirit is moving upon and within them. So mankind, get over yourself. The words that you have spoken are fleshly. The teachings you are teaching are fleshly, until you truly repent, let go of all of the worldliness and covetousness and fleshly choices for “your” life that is not your life at all, and turn to the One who desires for you to choose him and to sell all you have (that you know, not necessarily that you own, although some of that should go too and so too the love of same), and come and follow him, by his light of truth (and yes, that light shines in those who serve him).
Matthew 23:37 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
That hen is a female. She’s a woman. Wisdom is a woman. Look it up. She’s a wise well woman. She’s a woman at the tomb of Messiah who preserves the Word made flesh. She is a woman who hears the voice of the angel of the Lord and who says:
“Be it unto me according to your Word Lord.”
That’s the Law of the mother.
“Law of the mother? What about the Father’s Law?”
You may ask this.
The mother, the one with the testimony of the Word made flesh in her submits to the Most High and does whatsoever he sends her to do. She gives birth to the Spirit of Messiah in her Son. She tells the servants at the wedding supper in Cana to do whatsoever the Messiah tells them to do, and the result is the fine wine that is saved up for the last part of the wedding feast.
She speaks what he gives her to speak. She goes where he tells her to go. She does what he tells her to do. She’s the bride of Messiah. She may even certainly know that she is going to be reviled for his Word in her, but she does his commands obediently because she trusts him. But although they are in agreement with the commands of the Father whose glory is hidden by his wrath (and which causes the Israelites to run from his voice at Mount Horeb), she does the commandments of the Son, who knows how to rightly divide his Father’s Words and apply them to every situation and person he encounters.
Only he knows what the righteous application of his mother’s testimony of faith, and of the Father’s Word and his commandments actually is, and how his Word is to be applied in every season of man’s growth as an individual and as a corporate body of Messiah.
What does the Father do in return for the mother’s cooperation and willingness to die to self? He glorifies her and makes her name (and the Father’s in their Son), a remembrance and a teacher of all fleshly men and women (and their children) in his written Word. In that way, her righteousness lives forever, and so does the Father’s in their Son.
He does the same for Abraham, but we’ve missed that mark. Abraham wanted none of the spoils of the King of Sodom, and he believed God long before there was a written Word when he left his father’s household, even if he didn’t do everything correctly. God still worked out his mistakes for the good of everyone. That’s why we have Ishmael blessed as a great nation, and Isaac also a great nation, but a nation of promise. That doesn’t make Isaac righteous, nor Jacob. They all transgressed.
But God heals all our unrighteousness through his mercy, his Son. That Son is brought forth from the mother. She’s the one who nurses the babe and then helps the babe understand the Father’s Word so that it can be rightly applied in the right season. And that Son is the Son of transformation of the body of Messiah.
Don’t we have a good God, a good Shepherd? Don’t worry men. He glorifies the men of flesh too, no matter what their choices. The thief on the cross didn’t get a chance to go around and testify to people of the Earth in his day and age of his repentance and acceptance of his sin punishment, because he had to die on the crucifixion stake next to Messiah in his day. But both he who repented in the last hours of the day of the Lord (when Messiah first came to us), and the other thief who mocked Messiah on his other side, are nevertheless enshrined in the books of Scripture as eternal witnesses to the only two options we have. There is only one viable choice we can make while we yet live.
Choose rightly. Choose Messiah’s way. Walk in his ways. Moses didn’t die on the cross for you. He died in the wilderness to show you your idolatry and iniquity, so that you would turn toward the Son, the one who came after your flesh. He is Joshua. Remember that Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land. Caleb had “another Spirit” with him. That is man walking with the Spirit of Messiah, modeled by Joshua. Caleb believed the promise by faith.
Numbers 14:24 – But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
What is that Spirit? It is the same one that Abraham believed. It is the same one that Messiah believed. It’s the one you are supposed to believe when he speaks audibly to your spirit. It’s the Spirit of the Father of the resurrection calling us out of wherever we are, so that he can introduce us to himself, the Spirit of the I AM. He’s the One who IS a living Spirit and who desires for all people to come to know him through his Son. He’s the living Spirit who desires for us to follow him fully. He wants to make us his peculiar people, his prize possession. He wants us to want him to fully possess us.
Or we can remain owned by the father of the flesh, Satan, and revel in all of his material and “spiritual” possessions.
That’s no choice at all. That choice fruit is sin. It leads to death of the individual body and the body of Messiah. It leads to the absence of faith. If you get stuck in Moses’ works, your faith in Messiah will be replaced by your faith in your own works. Man’s version of “faith” more often than not tears down the body and oppresses the people. It wounds and rejects. It is unloving. It is prideful. It builds loan-free churches with the people’s possessions. It steals man’s wages to support fleshly iniquities while the people suffer without food and shelter or even a living wage to support them or heal their afflictions either physical or spiritual.
The church is supposed to take man’s wages of sin…man’s death away from him, one portion at a time. People of flesh are taking away man’s money, man’s words, one teaching, one portion, one tenth (tithe) at a time. And what is man doing with those things? They are eating it and then spitting it out and going from church to synagogue to assembly to congregation looking for something more nourishing. They are eating manna. Manna means “what is it?” It’s man’s teachings that only help to maybe sustain you for a day or two.
The only true bread of life is in the bread from Heaven. That’s the one who by faith, brings the true meat of the Word, by his Spirit upon you, meeting you face to face, Spirit to spirit.
Man doesn’t understand tithing. That’s another lesson yet to come. Man doesn’t understand the Word made flesh. He will argue that he has already come, when it is who we are supposed to become.
We are to become the Word made flesh. That isn’t the Word of God through Moses made flesh within us, with worldly traditions that are a teaching that we weren’t supposed to take on as our own priesthood. We cannot become the high priest. There is only One. That role is fulfilled by the Messiah, a Melchizedek priest of the Most High.
Romans 4:14 – For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect.
Men are making the commandment of God of no effect with their traditions and interpretations, because they lack faith in Messiah.
Hebrews 7:11 – If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Mechisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
The Law of Moses helps us receive a portion of the Law, but we need Messiah to help us rightly divide, interpret and apply that Law in all of its fullness of the Father’s love and mercy, which only his Spirit can do because he spoke it and still speaks it today. Remember that the Father and the mother are one. She dies to self to deliver the child and the Father gets the glory for the offspring. If she doesn’t produce, she gets reproach. The Father is faithful and fruitful, so she is never disappointed, even if she only produces when she is very old. Look at Sarah.
The Law of Moses is the pattern of the high priest who was yet to come. Yes, we are to learn from the fathers, who we are and what we are not to do. We are to learn from the pattern, what the high priest is supposed to look like. But those “commands” require right division and right application and righteous wisdom and the Spirit of the helper to provide the right understanding so that we don’t go around teaching people to build structures so that we can remain in them like Jacob’s cattle. Go back and look at it. Jacob built a house for his family, but booths for his beasts.
It’s okay. We can do the pattern for a season, a brief season at that, to show the Father that we are willing to do whatsoever he requires of us. But when we do the pattern, at some point we are supposed to realize:
“Hey. This is just a pattern. It isn’t producing anything but self-righteousness. How is it helping the poor or needy or oppressed? It’s just another oppressive religion of men. Where is Messiah in all of this? Where is the love?”
That’s the eternal question for which man cannot answer except by the Holy Spirit. We come out of all of that when we realize that the Father sent us in there for a moment to test us and to train us and to see if we would do that portion eternally or rise above that training and recognize that it was just another religious teaching that we allowed ourselves to be entrapped by.
We will eventually come to terms with this concept if we are hungry enough not to get lodged in yet another “manmade” religious interpretation and continue to journey forward toward the land of promise under another Spirit — the Spirit of Joshua, not the spirit of a fleshly (religious) body like the good servant Moses, we died as an ensample.
The Father’s command is for us to choose his son Messiah above all of man’s religious doctrines and interpretations, no matter how pious or “holy” or steeped in traditions. Who are you truly serving? Only you can answer for yourself, how you believe. And when you are truly honest with yourself, you will see who is in control of your life. It’s either you (including you following what God has taught you through fleshly men), or him. In the end, it will be him and he alone.
Every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess who is Lord. It’s not the sons of men. It’s the Son of God.
Allow him to lead you fully. Let go of the fleshly things and stop worrying about what your friends or fellowship is going to think of you if you disagree with their teaching. They’ll get over it, eventually, or not. That’s not your problem. Your job is not to please them. It is to make yourself pleasing to the Most High, whose Son will be judging you right now, today, while you yet live. If you don’t face that judgment and repent and correct your behavior and take on his full persona of the Father’s love lived out in us, you’ll face a very different judgment day. And that judge doesn’t necessarily have the merciful Messiah rooting on your behalf.
It’s good or evil, Messiah or anything else. Choose this day whom you will serve. In the end, it’s your choice. If you choose the only way that is pleasing to the Father, the way of the Son, the way of Messiah, then you will live forever. If you choose any other way, if you do anyone else’s works and become ensnared in them for your lifetime, then you’ll die in the wilderness like Moses, the image of the Father, and like the Israelites who followed him in rebellion. If you do fleshly works, you will be judged in those works, and the final judgment will be that you have not the love of Messiah. But only he knows your true heart and whether you are ignorant of his truth or whether you heard his truth that he sent to you, but you chose your own righteousness instead of his.
The good news is this. When people become sent ones, even when they make mistakes during their transformation and beyond, God will use it for the good of all people. Don’t reject the body! Accept them and wait on them and observe and endure. Guide with love and kindness, not conviction and condemnation. Messiah doesn’t come to judge the body according to the flesh. But he does come to help the body judge itself in its level of righteousness. And then he provides the things that are missing to elevate the entire body to the fullness of their walk in him.
When we are fully willing to do this and to transform all of the things in us that don’t serve our beloved Messiah, then the transformation will truly engage. He will make us a new creation. There are many people claiming they are a new creation, but they have yet to undergo the spiritual and physical transformation in their life that is fully required.
They are sitting around being worldly and “waiting on him,” but they don’t realize that they are the ones who must begin to do the work. Walking out your priesthood in Messiah means that first you must repent. Then you have to actually do something. If you feel led to “do” the works of Moses, then do those for a season. But keep asking the Father to send the Spirit of Messiah to you by faith. The Kingdom of God is within you. But the Kingdom of Messiah (who is the fullness of God), must enter you and become part of your daily life and walk.
We don’t see Yahusha/Yeshua/Jesus sitting in a booth somewhere, except when he was a child. Indeed, he doesn’t even go up to the feast except after it has begun, and only to teach, to fulfill the wisdom of the leaders, because for all of their studies, they still lacked his love.
If you are a true leader, you will allow people their mistakes and you will help them to understand the works that the Spirit of Messiah is doing in them. But you won’t be able to do that if you don’t have his Spirit in you. So, go and get him! He is busy transforming his servants in all that they speak, write and do. If you are patient and you endure their spiritual growth stages, you just may be rewarded with seeing firsthand, the miraculous transformation that they are undertaking. And you and everyone else around them will have front row seats to these Acts and be entirely blessed for it!
But what do men of flesh typically do? They kick the Firstfruits of the Messiah’s transformed out of their fleshly ministries because they think they are “coming against” them or their teachings, even when they are merely being used as vessels to try to get that leader the Father’s truth and love in the right measure. Those sent ones can see how out of balance the scales of man’s (in)justice really are.
The fleshly leaders and their followers will reject fellowship with those who are being transformed by Messiah in the way the Pharisees and those who followed them rejected Messiah when he was standing before them. All they see is someone who questions their authority. People turn good, loving people who truly seek Messiah away from them and their houses because the ones they reject have rejected their leader’s unrighteousness.
Instead of turning inward and asking themselves why the person is suddenly out of alignment with them, they accuse the person of heresy or of having “fallen from grace” or some other such nonsense. Sure, the person has fallen from their leader’s fleshly grace of their manmade doctrine. You can’t really fall from grace, because God extends his grace to all of us, through Messiah and his works. How do you fall from Messiah if he has yet to find you, the lost sheep and to pick you up in his loving arms? Do you think that he doesn’t have the power to find you? Do you think that you can squirm around until he lets you go? Here’s a divine newsflash. If he has chosen you, there is no place you can go. You can’t squirm hard enough for him to set you down. He loves you, period.
That’s a tittle for you there. Suck on that teat and don’t let go of it.
No, the grace that mankind has fallen from happened in the Garden of Eden. Get over your fleshly self and all of your fleshly interpretations. Get in the way of Messiah and allow him to pick you up and out and away from all of the ramblings of spiritually blind men. They too are developing, as long as they continue seeking, and asking and knocking. But if they are merely gleaning from the Scriptures and taking a verse here and there and then are putting a teaching together sprinkled with their own interpretations and politics and opinions and there is no active participation by the Holy Spirit, then what they are teaching is little more than flesh. They are like storms. They set up stumbling blocks they expect their fellowship members to overcome, that they themselves have not yet overcome.
They are unloving. They know no peace.
Isaiah 59:8 – The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall know no peace.
Isaiah 59:9 – Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Isaiah 59:11 – We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
The good news is also hidden in this prophet of the Old Testament. That’s a prophet who has the Prophet hidden within his words, which are God’s Word. You just need the Spirit of the risen Messiah in order to properly interpret and teach it.
Isaiah 33:13 – Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
Isaiah 46:13 – I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion or Israel my glory.
Isaiah 54:14 – In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Isaiah 57:19 – I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
So understand that the Lord is moving in mysterious ways in every person whom he has chosen, whether you are far off exploring the mountain of Moses or near to Messiah under his watchful shepherd eyes in the valley. Know that He alone creates the evil and the good. His will is to do his pleasure, as he pleases. Our will should be to align ourselves with his will, like the mother of Messiah, who said these things. This is her law.
“Be it done unto me according to the Word.”
“My soul doth magnify the Lord.”
“Do whatsoever he tells you to do.”
That’s the law of the mother. Yes, there really is a Law of the mother.
Proverb 1:18 – My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Proverb 6:20 – My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Let’s look at Matthew. After all, those who are lame are told to take up their mat and walk. Take up the Book of Matthew if you want to know how you who are lame are meant to walk.
Matthew 22:36 – Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Matthew 22:37 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:38 – This is the first and great commandment.
If you can’t keep the first one, you won’t keep any of them. This first one is to love your God internally, in your body. Love yourself, for you are made in the image of God. And then learn to love how he remakes you, from what you have made yourself to be. Now comes a division, which is the Son.
Matthew 22:39 – And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
This is perhaps the greatest lesson we must learn, which is overcoming our flesh to serve the Spirit of the Most High, by serving the brethren. We receive the inheritance of the Most High, the Son, by faith. And then we work to even the inheritance by sharing what we have and who we know, with all of the brethren around us. People are too busy saying they “love” the Lord while they serve themselves and reject the brethren. We need to do much better than that.
Matthew 22:40 – On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
On these two portions of the great commandment to love, rests everything. If we have not love, no matter what works we do, nobody profits from them.
We can see the greatest commandment of the Father, and we can see the Law of the mother, which is the testimony of allowing the Father to do what he desires in you, so that you can have the testimony of Messiah, his Son in you.
What does Matthew then say?
Matthew 22:42 – Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
That’s the faith it takes to do the will of God, which is to step out of your comfort zone with just a sling and a stone, to slay the giant who stands before all men, whom no one is willing to face alone.
But David isn’t alone. He has the Spirit of the Most High within him. He’s Word made flesh in human form, even though he is youthful. He still has experience that can slay beasts with his bare hands. The Father’s Love is the Spirit that David had within him. That’s the Spirit of the Son of promise who was yet to come.
Matthew 22:43 – He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Matthew 22:44 – The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
He is telling us to sit on his right hand and wait on him and he will make our enemies our footstool. Does that mean we sit in houses of worship until the day of his physical return? No. It means we’re going to have to have him inside of us to help us slay the giants. We’re going to have to stand up and fight against the injustices and the kingdoms of men and their politics and religions of the world that cause injustices, and that are unrighteous and prideful. We’re going to have to do some work even when the promised Spirit of Messiah hasn’t yet fully manifest in us. He’s still there, but we’re youthful and inexperienced. We’ll grow with exercise and practice. Be patient with yourself and with others.
And like David, we’re probably going to make mistakes, and fail miserably, but as long as we are repentant and have the King in our heart and try to do what’s right, we’ll be victorious, because eventually we’ll allow him to fully transform who we are and all we can be and do, by his Spirit.
The footstool is a place of temporary rest. Take a rest. Put your feet up. Ponder the Word. Then get up, take your stone, and aim carefully, and that giant will be slain.
When you can execute a shot by the hand of David, whose arm was guided by the LORD his Creator and Maker, you’ll be like Matthew 22:46.
“And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”
Why not? It’s because they could see that the Spirit of Messiah was in him. But isn’t that Word hidden in the day of Isaiah?
Isaiah 56:1 – Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
It’s near to come. We don’t have to go far to receive it. It’s written on the hearts of those who are beloved of God, by his own finger. He is the teacher who, by his own Spirit, will lead you to all truth, by faith. You must have faith in order to enter into the Kingdom.
It takes work to enter into the schools of fleshly men. They can lead you to the Kingdom, but the faith to enter the Kingdom can fall by the wayside unless you are willing to leave the fleshly leaders long enough to be taught by the Spirit of the Most High, the ultimate teacher. Men can lead you to the gate. Messiah must walk you through the door. How can man teach what the Spirit of the Father looks like if he has never seen him? He can’t. Only the Spirit can teach the ways of the Spirit.
Men need to get over their flesh. Repent. Then humble yourself and pray and receive the resurrected Messiah by faith. Or, you can move to a country who rejects Messiah and does its own interpretations of the Word, and the Father of flesh will use that for his return, and that’s a day of judgment you don’t want to resurrect. And yet, the way of He who is sovereign, reveals only what he wants us to see, when it is time to reveal it. He is unsearchable, but if you ask, he just may answer you more than you ever imagined you could see.
Eat from the true bread, the body of our glorious Messiah, who obeys the Father’s instruction, his command to love and the mother’s law of obedience to that love, and be well loved, and well risen.
Here’s a little revelation for you to ponder: