Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ready for what really matters? YHWH/Yeshua/Torah!

Have you ever noticed that there are many seemingly unhappy or depressed people asking for prayer and/or direction? Of course, seeking prayer is a GREAT place to start if you're experiencing emotional pain! However, we must remember this: While ADONAI certainly hears the prayers of HIS Torah observant people (Proverbs 28:9), He does expect us to become proactive in our own life by asking ourselves whether or not we're on His Path.

I mean, if we're doing something harmful and "un-Torah-like," can we realistically expect Him to "just fix" our situation? If we somehow got ourselves deeply into debt because we weren't good stewards of our earnings, is it right to ask Him to guilt others into giving us money?

If we continuously abuse our bodies (His temples!) in some way (food, drugs, alcohol, promiscuity) and are suffering some major health problems because of it - we cannot expect Him to "just heal us" or somehow magically provide the money to pay for a lung or liver transplant, right? If He does that, what lessons have we really learned? Aren't we supposed to be good stewards of everything that is His? (Genesis 2:15; 1 Corinthians 4:2 and 6:20; Colossians 3:23; Titus 1:7-9; Matthew 25:20-21; Romans 12:1; 2 Timothy 2:15, etc.)

Of course, He CAN “just heal” us or grant us mercy when we're in need, if He chooses; but what I'm trying to get across is that WE must learn to become responsible Kingdom citizens and good stewards of what He has given us, doing everything in our power to live according to HIS Divine Instructions so that we can remain as healthy as possible in this fallen world where bad things happen, and not just call on Him when we're down and out.

WE are to "take that proverbial bull by the horns" through HEARING, OBEYING and DOING; and to help each other in times of need, teaching each other what to do in order to become "lights” - good, holy, RESPONSIBLE citizens for the rest of the world to see.... (See James 1:19-27.)

YHWH is not an ELOHIM of “convenience”. Throughout Torah, He reminds His people to obey “and all will go well with you.” He gave humans everything they needed to survive on earth, yet many spend their life desecrating their bodies and their environment, never really allowing the Word (specifically Torah) and the Ruach (Holy Spirit) to be their guide; and, consequently, never realizing that we humans are our own worst enemies.

Proverbs 28:9 If a person will not listen to Torah, even his prayer is an abomination. (CJB)

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or don't you know that your body is a temple for the Ruach HaKodesh who lives inside you, whom you received from God? The fact is, you don't belong to yourselves; 20 for you were bought at a price. So use your bodies to glorify God. (CJB)

1 Corinthians 3:12 Some will use gold, silver or precious stones in building on this foundation; while others will use wood, grass or straw. 13 But each one's work will be shown for what it is; the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire - the fire will test the quality of each one's work.

14 If the work someone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward; 15 if it is burned up, he will have to bear the loss: he will still escape with his life, but it will be like escaping through a fire. 16 Don't you know that you people are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17 So if anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you yourselves are that temple. (CJB)

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