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Transparency

“There is nothing covered up that will not be UNCOVERED, or hidden that will not BECOME KNOWN.  What you have spoken in the dark will be HEARD in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be PROCLAIMED on the housetops.”  (Luke 12:2-3 CJB, emphasis mine)

The island I was raised on in the Caribbean is home to the first underwater National Park ever created by the U.S. National Park Service.  In the clear water of the Caribbean Sea, there are underwater trails marked for both the advanced scuba diver, and the leisurely snorkeler to enjoy, all the time watching a brilliant display of tropical fish in their natural habitat.  To the less brave at heart, and for those who are not aquatically inclined, there is also a glass-bottomed boat through which you are able to view many of the park’s features, without having to get wet.  All of it is an adventure that is not soon forgotten.
As a young child growing up, the ‘transparency’ of the glass-bottomed boat was a phenomenon …

I WILL Love You

"And he said: I love YOU, O YHWH, my strength.  YHWH is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my El, my rock, in HIM I take refuge; my shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower."  (Psalm 18:1-2 HRVS, emphasis mine)


I CHOOSE to love YOU, my Adonai, my Lord, my Master.  I choose to walk in obedience to You, to walk in fellowship with You, to take up permanent residence in the holy shelter of Your wings (Psalm 91:1-4).  I choose to believe what Your Word tells me, not what my ears hear, or what my eyes see (1Peter 1:25; 2Corinthians 5:7).  I choose to stand firm upon the Rock of my Salvation (Psalm 89:26), and I choose to clasp the hand of my Father as He leads me the paths of righteousness for HIS Name's sake (Psalm 23:3).  AMEIN, so be it.

"... Therefore, CHOOSE life, so that you will live, you and your descendants..."  (Deut 30:19 CJB, emphasis mine)


©2014 Merete Marx

Which God?

“I and the Father are ONE.” (John 10:30 Amp, emphasis mine)

Some years ago, there was a post made on FaceBook by a young lady that professed AND confessed an intimate relationship with Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth, Son of the Living God.  The comment was, basically, that her writings and teachings are not “centered and based on the WORD of God – they are centered on God Himself.”  This same young lady now labels herself a “prophetess” – but whose oracle is she prophesying?
Every structure MUST have a solid firm, foundation; this is a Biblical principal (Luke 6:48).  Even our Bible is build upon the foundation of the TORAH; in the 3500 some years since it was given, TORAH still stands as strong as it ever did.  When we do not center and base ALL of our beliefs on the WORD of YHWH (both the written and the Living), then we do not have the Bible as our anchor. When we separate the Written WORD from the Living WORD (see John 1:1-4; 14; 1John 1:1), then we also separate Yeshua.  When we separa…

Shaken

“Be careful that you do not refuse to listen when God speaks. Your ancestors didn’t escape when they refused to listen to God, who warned them on earth. We certainly won’t escape if we turn away from God, who warns us from heaven. When God spoke to your ancestors, His voice shook the earth.
“But NOW He has promised, “Once more I will shake NOT ONLY the earth but also the sky. The words once more show clearly that God will change what He has made. THESE are the things that can be shaken. Then only the things that CANNOT be shaken will remain. 
“Therefore, we must be thankful that we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Because we are thankful, we must serve God with fear and awe in a way that pleases HIM.  After all, our God is a destructive fire.”(Hebrews 12:25-29 GWT, emphasis mine)

YHWH Elohim is shaking, SHAKING, SHAKING.  He will no longer allow us to continue to sit on the porch swing, idly watching the world go by.  Our ‘comfort zone’, the place we have made for ourselves, in our…

Patient and Kind

“Love … is patient AND kind …”(1Corinthians 13:4 Amp, emphasis mine)

In the ninth chapter of Luke, we find Messiah Yeshua reprimanding His disciples.  “All power and authority” had been given to them (Luke 9:1); however, their desire was to abuse this HOLY “authority and power”.  Yeshua was not trying to tame their boldness – which, in itself was good – but found their motives, and the attitude of their hearts, completely in the wrong.  “IM-patient”and offended with the rejection that had been given them by a particular Samaritan town, the disciples wanted to call fire down from heaven, destroy the town, AND everyone in it (see Luke 9:51-56).
People who are impatient in their nature are, as a rule, selfish and self-centered.  They are on their OWN agenda, and have little time for the needs, wants and desires of others, unless it should coincide with their own.  Their love is turned inward, towards themselves, and they naturally expect, and will even demand, everyone to be patient and ki…

CORRECT Correction

“Let not any hateful word come out of your mouth, but that which is pleasing and useful for edification, that you may give favor to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Ruach HaKodesh of Eloah, by whom you are sealed until the day of redemption.”  (Ephesians 4:29-30, HRVS) “The good man brings forth what is good out of the good treasure of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of the wicked treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speaks.”  (Luke 6:45, ISR)

My (natural) dad had the ‘art’ of diplomacy ‘fined tuned’ to perfection; he knew WHAT to say, HOW to say it, and did so in such a way that it NEVER caused offence.  I would receive correction in just such a manner.  It was not unusual for it to be days later before I realized that I had been corrected and disciplined, my direction turned around to a different path, and away from the doorway of destruction.  And it was not necessarily the WORDS themselves that my dad used; it was …