Keep yourself clean...
Dear friends, brothers, and sisters in Yeshua. First of all, I want to thank you for your prayers and financial support, which help us in Israel to serve the One Lord and proclaim the Name of Yeshua the Messiah!
The weekly chapter the Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17) leads to some thoughts that are relevant in our time as well “Behold, I offer you today a blessing and a curse: a blessing if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today, but a curse if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God…” Deuteronomy 11:26-28
The commandments of the Lord were never intended for our salvation. Salvation is God's sovereign action based on His mercy and love for us. But the fulfillment of the commandments determines the quality of our life. And the HABIT to act according to His commandments strengthens this blessing – making our lives “usually correct!” Today, some are looking for extreme sports, but as soon as a person gets older, he begins to appreciate the arrangement and order and the blessing of peace. And this is achieved by simply doing what the Lord has commanded you!
Keeping the commandments not only leads to blessings and success. It also develops in us protection from witchcraft, heresies, and delusions. Let's continue with the weekly reading (Deuteronomy 13:1-3): “If a prophet or a dreamer arises among you and presents you with a sign or a miracle, and the sign or miracle that he spoke to you about will come to pass, and he will also say, “Let us go after other gods, which you do not know, and we will serve them,” “then listen not to the words of this prophet, or this dreamer; for by this the Lord your God tempts you…”
Constant walking in the commandments of the Lord develops in us immunity against lies. Often there are idols — very anointed, but seducing — either from the Lord God in general or simply attracting too much attention to themselves. They become almost "mediators instead of the Messiah." Moses warned us with the words, “God is testing / tempting you… Do not deviate into lies. Show faith and loyalty!”
Our faith is not based on miracles, even though we believe that miracles happen periodically. Miracles are not always kosher. Pharaoh's magi also performed miracles, as we know. We are commanded to look directly at the Lord, and if a miracle happens from the Lord, glorify Him, and if there is no miracle, obey and thank Him for the fact that He lives in Our hearts and keeps us in all the ways. In the modern world, these are the BIGGEST MIRACLES.
Yeshua told the sage Nakdimon, “You must be born again” (John 3:3) and Solomon in the parable added: "Most of all, keep your heart (that which was born in you) ... from it are the sources of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) It is important to be sighted in our time and keep yourself clean!
I pray for peace and prosperity for you and your loved ones. I pray that the Lord will keep you in his perfect world!
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