Sunday, January 26, 2014


If you believe sickness entered the world by the sin of Adam and Eve, then you already know the truth about the spiritual significance in sickness.

The first thing to consider about sickness, is that sickness did not exist before Adam and Eve ate forbidden food.  That is something we must consider.  Scripture is very clear as to what is acceptable for food and what is not.  There are a myriad of animals that are not to be eaten.  Proverbs warns against over eating in general as well as the consumption of too much sweetness and fancy food.  The old saying, "you are what you eat" is an old adage, because there is validity in the statement.  We know good health is clearly related to a good diet.
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of YHWH thy G-d, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am YHWH that healeth thee.  Exodus 15:26   Torah of Holy Scripture

Now before you ask, "but what about congenital problems and birth defects?"  We also know, when Messiah was asked if a man born blind was born that way because of his parent's sin and Messiah said it was that G-d could be glorified.  How many times does anyone truly stand in faith, believing G-d's Will to be done, and whatever that is, will be for His glory?  I realize many babies are now kept alive by intensive neonatal care, and often very invasive procedures, even before birth.  I chose the medical intervention route when I was having children, and I still buried babies and suffered miscarriages.  I don't mean to sound calloused, but for all the pro-life argument and rhetoric, if aborted babies go back to G-d, wouldn't those who are just too sick or damaged to live, also?   Long gone are the days, in which this society actually believed that life and death are in the hands of our Creator.
Y'hshuwah said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.  Mark 9:23, 24  

The Word of G-d tells us that sons do not pay for the sins of the fathers, but we are also told that blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience are established for generations.  I believe that is due to the fact, we learn and repeat what we learn . . . and without repentance, disobedience to the Word becomes a "family tradition."  Keep in mind, most of Christianity, holds a Bible, claims to believe it, but . . . also believe 3/4 of it has been rendered obsolete.  This could very well be contributing to the illness we see and the health problems many are experiencing.  We know when Messiah walked this earth offering healing and deliverance, Israel was not living by Torah, but rather by the man-made traditions of Talmud.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of G-d, that ye may keep your own tradition.  Mark 7:9

We are created in the image of our Creator, so that means we are first and foremost a spirit, with a mind and body.  Our mind and body do reflect our spiritual health.  As our society has moved away from an agrarian base, and embraced medical intervention on every level, we may be living longer, but certainly not healthier.  A healthy lifestyle is a personal choice of faith with obedience and determination in discipleship.  Health does not come in a pill or from medical technology.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.  III John 2

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Since a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words . . .

I have two pictures and just one question . . .

Why is a goat statue at the Oklahoma capital more disturbing than a snake symbol for healing?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Significance vs. Service?

In watching so many ministries rise, often in pride, I've never understood the desire for so much prestige or attention.  As a matter of fact, knowing what I was before I came to YHWH, I truly just wanted to be at the door, washing feet.  I have even spoken that desire aloud.  I didn't want to be front and center at all, I simply wanted to welcome the lost and seeking.  I desire to offer refreshing Living Water and anointing oil.  Psalm 84:10 truly is my heart.  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my G-d, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.  

Having come from tents of wickedness, I felt truly blessed and grateful to simply be allowed to know my Heavenly Father.  My testimony is simple, I was the Woman at the Well and Mary Magdalene both rolled into one, and then Messiah told me all I'd ever done and delivered me.  The only thing that made me worth saving, was the fact YHWH had created me with His purpose and plan, and Messiah died for me.  That is my net worth.  I had nothing to bring and try as I might, I couldn't get anything cleaned up or straightened out.  I wanted to be respectable, truly I did . . .  Once I began to follow Him, I spoke truth, never wanting to deny Him, but center stage is just not my choice of location.

Messiah has gently shown me that following Him in service to the Father, is significant.  He wants the world to see those following Him.  We can't be hidden in the shadows if we are going to bring glory to our Heavenly Father.  The difference is in the light.  We don't need the lime light when we reflect the Light of the world.

As for prestige and attention, in true service to Messiah, the audience is irrelevant to what He asks of us.  That means if a one on one ministry opportunity arises, we are to serve.  If He leads us to where a million people are watching and listening, we are not shrink back.  We are simply to live what we believe and be ready always to give everyone who asks the reason for the hope in us.   I've come to realize; foot washing is mentioned in Scripture more than once, for undoubtedly good reason. Messiah even set the example.  Something so simple as foot washing is significant in service to Him.