Though He Slay me, I will trust in the Most High…Job 13:15. HalleluYah.
Excerpt from a book that I am reading:
Shaul (Paul) endured intense stress and hardship on his missionary journeys. But he could see that through the stress and hardship, Yah was teaching him and his companions a valuable lesson: They were to rely on Yah and his power, not on themselves. Certainly, the Most High, “who can raise the dead,” could be counted upon to rescue them from any “mortal danger.” Second Corinthians 1:9-10 says:
In fact, we expect to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves but on Yah who can raise the dead. And He did deliver us from mortal danger. And we are confident that He will continue to deliver us.
Shaul faced many desperate situations. But whatever situation, he could place his faith in Yah because he knew who Yah was and had seen Yah work before. Thus, he set his hope squarely on his awesome Master and Savior. Second Corinthians 4:8-12 states:
We are pressed on every side by troubles but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down but Yah never abandons us. We get knocked down but we get up again and keep going. Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Yahoshua so that the life of Yahoshua may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Yahoshua, so that the life of Yahoshua, will be obvious in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death but it has resulted in eternal life for you.
What stressful circumstances confront you today? Overwhelming responsibilities at work? Tension in your home? Lack of financial resources? Shaul encourages you to learn what he had to learn the hard way…rely on Yah.
Turn to your Father in heaven, even in your most desperate times. He “can raise the dead” surely He can help you in your time of need. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by the stress in your life, give yourself a time out. Sit and think about those special times when Yah rescued you in the past and believe that He will do it again. Yah “will continue to deliver” you. Turn to him…ask him to give you strength.
*Yah is a refuge in times of stress, Psalm 62:1-8
*Wait on Yah, Isaiah 40:30-31
*Yah is always with you, Romans 8:31-39
*Don’t let stress cause you to worry, Philippians 4:4-9
Yesterday, I noticed that someone I greeted seemed stressed. The person greeted me back but I could tell something was on the person’s mind. I wasn’t able to speak to the person privately however the person does know about this blog. I hope Yah will lead that person to read this post, in the name of Yahoshua, HalleluYah.
“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward (the prize of) what is ahead (from Yah through Yahoshua).” Romans 12:9 NLT
This is actress Nia Long, an example of a red woman. One caption that I read under one of her photos read: “Nia’s glowing reddish-brown skin.” Other red women include Beyonce and Rihanna, just to give you visual examples.
We all know that when Shemuyah (Samuel) went to anoint the next king that he thought David’s brother would be king when he saw him. David’s brother was very handsome. However, Yah told Shemuyah no it wasn’t (one of) David’s brother(s). Yah explained to Shemuyah that He examines the heart and not the outward appearance (1 Shemuyah 16:7). We have also read where the Most High says (paraphrased) that it wasn’t Sarah’s beauty although she was very beautiful that made her a favorite (or gave her favor). It was Sarah’s quiet and gentle spirit (personality) that Yah loved. Yet, when I read all through the bible, I read that Yah puts a lot of emphasis on this ones and that ones beauty.
We know that Sarah was very beautiful to behold. Yah told a king in a dream, “If you touch Sarah, you are a dead man!” We read that Rachyl (Rachel) had a very beautiful face and form. She had a very beautiful body. Yaqob cried when he saw her. Like his mother Rachyl, we read that Yoseph was a very handsome man and also had a beautiful body (from Genesis, the book of Yasher and Yoseph & Asenth). In the book of Shemuyah, we read that David was ruddy (red) and good-looking. Our people have always had that way of describing a person that is reddish-brown as “red.” And usually the person being called “red” is a very good-looking person.
We also read in the book of Shemuyah that David’s son Abishalom had a beautiful, gorgeous head of hair. It was a very noticeable feature about him that Yah put emphasis on. Yah said the children of Ysrayl praised Abishalom’s hair. They were in awe over his hair. Yah also put one scripture in about Abishalom’s daughter, putting emphasis on her beauty. By this time when I was reading the book of Shemuyah, I was thinking that some families are known for their beauty. David’s family was a beautiful one although they all did not have a heart for Yah.
I wrote all that above, to say this: Last week, I finished reading about Hadassah (Esther). I already knew Yah talked about her beauty in the book of Esther saying her beauty won her favor with the king and the king loved her more than his other women, so I wasn’t expecting to read anymore on it. However, when I was reading Esther chapter 15 in the Apocrypha, Yah put more emphasis on her beauty. Yah said that Hadassah had a red beautiful complexion and that she was a very friendly person. So now, here we have two people where Yah describes them as being “red” good-looking and/or beautiful in complexion, David and Hadassah. David was from the tribe of Yahudah and Hadassah the tribe of Benyamin.
So if the Most High only examines the heart of the person…why does He put so much emphasis on what is beautiful about them in the scriptures? Answer: Their beauty esteemed Yah. Whatever was beautiful about them won them favor with man. Remember, Yah said man looks at the outward appearance (first). Yah used these people for His will to be done.
*I didn’t know what to name this post at first…but I then knew”red woman” would get your attention…
*Oh yeah, Solomon talks about a dark and beautiful woman in the Song of Solomon.
I’m going to take a break from blogging, family. I have not been feeling well lately. I know what you are thinking and yes I will still be studying the word of Yah. There are plenty of blog posts here for you to re-read. You can also take this time to study the bible and get close to the Most High. Feel free to write a comment to the blog to say hi or comment to show what you have been studying. Thank you for reading this blog. Shalom, Shalom.
The other day, I was looking at this old (mini) lesson that a group of Israylites gave on Youtube. The teacher started the lesson out with this scripture:
Joshua (Yahoshua) 1:8, Keep this book of the law always on your lips. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Then the teacher read the following scripture to prove that the key to prosperity is meditating on Yah:
Psalm 1:1-3, Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers but whose delight is the law of the Most High and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
When the teacher was speaking here, I began to think about what Yahoshua said in Mattithyah 6:33, where He told us to seek the Kingdom of Yah first then all that we need or want will be added to (or given) to us. However, the key is meditating on Yah DAY AND NIGHT. We have to be on FIRE for Yah!! Remember Yahoshua said that He is going to vomit out lukewarm people in Revelation 3.
The teacher next went to Ezekiel (Yahezqyl) 1:1-3, when you meditate, you eat this scroll. Let it digest or meditate on it. Then the words will be sweet as honey to you. You will recite Yah’s words with great understanding.
Then the teacher began to talk about David. He read all six verses of Psalm 23. He showed that David went to green pastures and still waters to meditate on Yah. This reminded me also of when I read about Ezra going into the fields and eating flowers while fasting. Ezra meditated on Yah and Yah appeared before him (via an angel). David meditated the teacher said and he lacked nothing, his cup overflowed. Yah prepared a table for David to eat. Yah lead David, the teacher said. David did not worry about his needs or wants, I thought as the teacher explained this.
Luke 8:18 and Hebrews 2:1, the teacher said to pay attention to what you hear and to stay in this word and don’t drift away.
Mark 4:24, the more you listen (meditate) the more understanding you get from Yah, Yahoshua said.
Mattithyah 13:18-23, Yahoshua said the one that hears (meditates on Yah’s words) is given more and more understanding then he yields accordingly. This person becomes successful with a great harvest, Yahoshua said!! This goes along with what David said about a tree being planted near waters producing much fruit. The teacher talked about being fruitful.
The teacher began to talk about David again. He mentions how many times the words meditate and meditation are in the bible. He said that David is the prophet that mentioned meditate the most. David mentioned “meditate” nine times and “meditation” eight times in the Psalms! The teacher said that David knew something!! The key to success is meditation, says the teacher. The teacher left one last scripture about David.
Psalm 119:11, I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.
The teacher asked, why did David hide Yah’s word in his heart? The answer: David had Yah’s word hidden in his heart so satan could not get it. The teacher asked, how do you hide it? You meditate on it…day and night.
This was the last scripture:
1 Timothy 4:15 (KJV), Meditate upon these things. Give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.
So when you have been meditating on the word of Yah, everyone will see it. You will be successful and prosperous! The title of this post was slick. Right? Did you think it was a prosperity doctrine teaching at first? Lol. Anyway, these are just notes that I took (paraphrased).
The other day, I was setting up my new aquarium. I put river rocks in my new tank instead of gravel. Some of the rocks have the fruits of the spirit on them from the bible like love, peace, faith, hope and others have dream, inspire, forgive etc. (I’m still looking for a rock with patience because I know that is something that I am working on). Anyway, I was explaining to my niece that Yah gives dreams. He inspires us. I told her about faith, love and hope and love being the greatest of these. I talked to her about forgiveness. She said the other day she was telling a family member that our people have been here almost 400 years. The family member told her, “Oh n0, I hope you aren’t going to talk to me about that bible stuff…again!” That made me burst into laughter. Yah’s people always have Yah on our minds and/or we are always speaking about Yah…day and night. I know you never get tired of reading the word of Yah too, because you are here at this blog right now reading about (meditating on) Yah. Shalom.