New Years Resolutions & Declaring A Fast

Happy New Year 2019,

Resolutions, will be made that if followed will bring better health, fitness or peace of mind. Sadly research shows only 8% will reach their goal, but may not be life long.

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Our nature or “Old Man” wants what it wants and will let us say a lot of things but will fight tooth and nail to get it’s way. Words are easily spoken and even believed when said but time will tell if pounds fall off, better fitness is achieved or a bad habit is dropped.

It’s kind of like a married person that tells a spouse, “I Love You” but is a cheater at heart, in reality or with their imagination

A Christian tells Father God & Jesus, “I Love You, Thank You for All You’ve done for me”. Where’s the gauge to see the evidence if those are “lip service words” or truthful

Being 64, through my life, I’ve done too many wicked things that at the time seemed worth it because they satisfied something my flesh, “Old Man” wanted. But fulfilling even the least sinful thing had a limit my sinful desire would NEVER Cross

I could have NEVER Done It in the presence of my mother, with her WATCHING because of my Love, Respect and Desire Not to Grieve her in ANY way

Being Born Again I work to be an 8%er, Exercising & Nourishing the New Heart and God’s Spirit in me

I can understand what Paul meant now,
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the (my) LOVE of Christ Constraineth us; (me)

Genuine Love WILL Constrain

א ת  Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω

WHERE can I go from Your Spirit? Or WHERE can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You Are THERE; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You Are THERE.
If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the Uttermost Parts of the SEA

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Even THERE Your Hand SHALL Lead me, And Your Right Hand SHALL Hold me.
Psalms 139:7‭-‬10

א ת  Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω

His Eye Is On The Sparrow, I KNOW He’s Watching Me

The “Old Man” NEEDS Crucifying Every Day

Jesus said to Them ALL, If any man will come after me, Let Him Deny Himself, and Take Up His Cross DAILY, and follow me
Luke 9:23

Wake Up! Yeshua Said Only 8% Of Christians Are Ready To Be Raptured

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Many church’s begin the New Year with a period of Prayer & Fasting to take inventory of our personal walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father, Yeshua Jesus and the Holy Spirit. At My Church, Faith Cathedral in New Iberia, our week of fasting and intercessory pray runs from Jan. 14-18, 2019.

The bible has many scriptures concerning prayer and fasting. A commonly known one is when a father tells Jesus about his son,

18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

(Later, after Jesus has casted out the evil spirit)

28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”    Mark 9:18, 28-29 NKJV

The book of Daniel mentions prayer and fasting of food also as a way to seek God for answers to prayers. As we consider what or how much we should give up to humble ourselves in an effort to show God just how serious we are and desire to get His attention maybe consider this.

For centuries Israel and the religious leaders really angered God and even during Jesus’ ministry because they were willing to declare and impose the “letter of the law” but often totally missed the “spirit of the law.” Jesus harshly rebukes them in Matthew chapter 23 with 8 “Woes” against them. They didn’t practise what they preached and worst, had NO Compassion for those who were sick, poor or the down trodden of their own brethren. Many times Jesus made a point to heal the sick or lame on the Sabbath so their “True Colors” showed through.

Isaiah 58 has a clear statement from God the Father of what He wanted from them concerning fasting,  their treatment of each other in general and Sabbath Observance.

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Isaiah 58

Fasting that Pleases God

1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God.

3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers.

4  Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high.

5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord?

6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

8  Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

10 If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

Sabbath Observance That Pleases God

13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the Lord honorable,  And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words,

14  Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

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Concerning fasting, God says, how about taking your wealth and blessing I have so graciously provided you and meet the needs of those less fortunate than you instead of saving some money by skipping some meals. Be kind to one another instead of pointing out each others faults, mistreating those under your authority or looking down your pompous nose on them. Show your gratitude to God by caring for His children both physically and emotionally.

The Sabbath should be a day for us to ponder all God has done for us. Seek His Face and Heart, focus on understanding and receiving fresh revelation and light from His Holy Word. But many people “turn their foot to their desires, pleasure themselves by having their way ” through sports, fishing, shopping and anything else But God. Like God should be happy because you gave Him an hour or two.

How serious was God about what the yearly sabbaths meant to Him?

34 ‘At that time the land will pay off its Sabbaths all the days of its lying desolated, while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time the land will keep Sabbath, as it must repay its Sabbaths.
35 All the days of its lying desolated it will keep Sabbath, for the reason that it did not keep Sabbath during your Sabbaths when you were dwelling upon it (Leviticus 26)

The Two 70 Years Exiles of Judah and Israel explained here http://www.truebiblecode.com/understanding122.html

The 390 year error of Israel and the 40 year error of Judah explained here http://www.truebiblecode.com/understanding507.html

But you might say, we are different, we live under God’s Grace, most of us are Not Jewish and that’s Old Covenant Law and just “maybe” that is so. But I do know that we in the dispensation and profuse blessings of the Age of Grace have a whole lot more to be thankful to Father God for that No Other dispensation received. First the claim to the “Blood of Jesus Christ” then the availability to have the “Indwelling Holy Spirit” not just come upon us and leave but actually live in us to lead and guide us “IF” we are willing to listen and walk in the light given.

42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes……   47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

What Did Father God Give Us When He Sent Jesus to Die and Shed His Precious Blood For Us — EVERYTHING!!!!! He Practically Bankrupted Heaven For Us!!!!!

Then God sent us the Comforter, His Holy Spirit, to indwell True disciples of Yeshua Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

How do you think God would feel about a person that “thithed” the hours of their day thinking, praying and learning His ways. Draw near to God and He WILL draw near to you.

James 4:7-8a

א ת  Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω

Jesus Is The Aleph & The Tav, The Alpha & The Omega, The First & The Last

 

 

 

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