Thus says Yahweh, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, ‘Where is the good way?’ and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16
Wisdom is like God’s daughter, that he gives to the man that loves her, and sueth for her [woos, courts], and means to set her at his heart. Henry Smith
My husband taught me many years ago that our Father’s plan of salvation (deliverance, redemption) begins with rest. When we come to the end of ourselves we follow after our Messiah who Himself laid down His life – we, too, must surrender to YHWH, resting from our own labors and submit to His will for our lives (yield, lay down one’s arms, rights).
At the dawning of creation, on the sixth day, the Creator breathed life into a sleeping Ada’am, and from him was brought forth em kol chai – the mother of all life (Genesis 3:20) Chawah (Eve). Chawah was the embodiment of not only the progenitor of all living souls, but her intrinsic value entailed the might to nourish, to create, and to empower all of life’s faces.
Winter teaches many lessons too if we have eyes to see and ears to hear what it has to say. All of creation slows down, animals either sleep or produce thicker coats, foods become warmer and heavier to nourish, sustain, and insulate, while trees and vegetation shed their life-giving harvest for a time of rest, rejuvenation.
Night time, or the time of quiet, hiddenness, stillness brings with it rest or repose, a state of humility, modesty, vulnerability and in the latter form, an openness to the deep messages that we receive in our dream state – either our minds bringing light to what is hidden during our waking hours, or a direct message from YHWH Himself. Upon daybreak, we actively pursue those things which the Creator has placed within our hearts.
Our manner – inward and outward – should reflect what our loving Father has physiologically designed for us in the lessons that the rhythm of sleep and awake teach us: a humble calm, trust, openness to submit to Abba’s plans for us, His injunction over our lives. For He is good and faithful to provide for us even when we sleep and has chosen us for good works before the foundation of the world to be set apart and blameless in His presence (Psalm 127:2; Ephesians 2:10).
We enter into our season of seedtime and harvest first with rest – cleansing ourselves with the washing of water by the Word (Ephesians 5:26), coming before Him with clean hands and a pure heart – emptying ourselves of our own agendas and fully subordinating ourselves to Him that we may with renewed vigor embrace and birth what was hidden in the mind of YHWH.
“Love her [wisdom] that she may exalt you and embrace her that she may honor you” Proverbs 4:8
I decided to reblog this from last year.
Dedication – (Devotion) Adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty;an act or rite of dedicating to a divine being or to a sacred use
a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose
My family has been celebrating Hanukkah for eighteen years, and each season that passes the illumination of the Holy Spirit as He teaches us about this memorial grows brighter.
As we’ve applied our hearts to fresh dedication, to walk in the seven feasts of YHWH, for us Hanukkah has served a reminder, a ‘selah’ moment in the winter season to us – our ancestors’ forebears – to stay awake, invigorated, strengthened in Torah, allowing their stories to teach us, and to seek to understand and implement their testimonies of the struggle to our children.
Hanukkah is the story of fighting assimilation, the spirit of syncretism, to thrust arms out boldly piercing the darkness…
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“The election signaled a major shift in the gender of a body long dominated by men: Of the 15 seats Democrats flipped, all were held by men and 11 were won by women.” “Make no mistake about it: 2017 is the year of the woman in Virginia politics,” (Farnham) Among the house chair flips is the country’s first open transgender.
A word was given to me from the Father in August stating that due to this state’s idolatrous pride, its love affair with itself He will bring its enemies upon them. “As it was in the beginning: oppression, slavery – so it will be again.” Today as my husband and I were discussing the prophetic implications of Virginia’s transformation, he cited Isaiah 3:12 which says, “…Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. O my people, your guides lead you astray they turn you from the path. Verse 13 “YHWH takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people. YHWH enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people…”
Staying in prayer for the Remnant of Virginia and nationwide in this season.
Shabbat Shalom, Family
A wise woman builds — not by her own might or power but by haRuach Kodesh. (Prov 14:1; Zec 4:6). A woman has incredible power through her words, her attitude, her sexuality. Characteristically, the power of a woman is infused by a subtle nature that’s innate versus the aggressive, take charge, leadership nature given to men. This is natural power given to her by her Creator. Through the Fall we were born with a desire toward our men, or in the original language, to lead the man. Woman, please watch this tendency to undercut the divinely charged office of manhood to lead the family, the congregation, the nation. In our flesh we hate authority, we hate subjection, we hate obedience to men, we want to “do” when YHWH is calling us to “learn the power of quietness” first within our souls, manifested in outward acts. Learn your power to submit to YHWH’s order to truly desire to understand and embrace the vision that YHWH has given to man and to get behind it. “In quietness and rest”, “learn in silence”. These instructions were given to Israel and to woman — both of which show us the subjective response, the natural heartfelt desire that Abba desires and expects of His people. “So rid yourselves of all vulgarity and obvious evil, and receive meekly the Word implanted in you that can save your lives” (James 1:21). It’s all in our nature, women, Abba wants our all to be subjected, submitted to His order. I’m not advocating being brainless with no will of our own. Again, woman is powerful yet our power must be refined, set apart to what YHWH considers “golden vessels”. Receive with meekness or submission that word which is able to save your souls. Then will we be used for the Master’s use.
Religion begat prosperity and the daughter devoured the mother.
Sandwiched between Irma and Jose I scroll my news feed and see pictures and read statuses of some enjoying lives of luxury, seemingly blind or nonchalant to the ominous feeling in the air and the signs that the Most High YHWH is loudly giving for all to see. I read buzzwords such as “blessed”, “God is good”, “success”,”discipline” all within the context of Western society’s propaganda of “the American Dream”, a snare, allegorically the boiling frog. You can’t see that the table set before you is a trap! The Judge of the universe has given you what your souls lust after. You’ve chosen worship of the creation (money and the life that it buys) over Him and His words: “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” (Y’shua the Messiah Luke 14:33). Why do we think that the Messiah’s words which are always extreme aren’t meant to be taken literally, especially when they can be?
“The last thing a merciful God does before He sends all-out, unrestrained, and unbridled judgment on a nation and its families is to send them all-out, unrestrained, and unbridled prosperity.”
In his book America’s Last Call, the late David Wilkerson points out that prosperity is always the last stage before judgment. Think about it.
What preceded the judgment of the Flood?
What preceded the judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah?
What preceded the final judgment on Israel that Amos prophesied?
What preceded the judgment on Judah when it was taken into captivity in Babylon?
What preceded the seven years of judgment on the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar?”
Prosperity. (Quoted from Steve Farrar – Get in the Ark)
The original quote at the top is saying: ” that religious principles–hard work, self-discipline, frugality, honesty, and (dare I say it?) capitalism–lead to prosperity. However, prosperous peoples tend to abandon the very principles that brought about their success. Their focus becomes the almighty dollar instead of the Almighty God [YHWH-brackets mine]. And the daughter–prosperity– devours the mother–the need of religion.” (The RPD Blotter)
I’m staying on high alert with much fasting and prayer. YHWH is speaking and unfolding what he has shown me and other watchmen and prophets/prophetesses over the years, and is why we were told to come to this place of protection — to be a voice in the wilderness. The nations are coming under judgment in this hour — specifically the east/west coasts of America. YHWH is still crying out to dot every “i” and cross every “t” where total repentance is concerned. There are places within each of us where His hand has laid heavy, dark places that we haven’t surrendered to his healing and delivering touch — these are coming under scrutiny in this hour. What is hidden will be revealed. To the degree that we repent the waters will not touch us. To those who remain in your smug complacency, falsely believing that you’re safe, that “God has you”, you’d best let your sin find you out because He is pulling off the sheets in this hour. Sometimes the righteous are destroyed with the wicked, but if we listen to that still, small voice saying “This is the way, walk ye in it” in both the physical/geographical realms, and much more in our spiritual lives then we won’t be caught unawares whatever His plan is for our lives. Many of you aren’t coming out because you have misplaced faith. We cannot forget that YHWH is behind this, and knows where you are. Furthermore, there’s no time to listen to the coddling voices of the false prophets who say “God isn’t a God of wrath”, trying to shame those of us who speak the truth. YHWH’s medicine many times is bitter, burning, and foul to the flesh, but life-giving to the spirit. Whatever areas of disobedience, sin issue that you are harboring NOW NOW NOW is the time to surrender COMPLETELY to YHWH! Remember Lot’s wife …