Life, And The Life Was The Light Of Men And The Light Shines On In The Darkness …
My Eyes Are Hurting. Will Go Back To Bed To Rest Them.
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 3:14 am.
Master? You know how troubled I am with this new problem with my eyes. But I refuse to give way to my fear that something is dreadfully wrong with my eyes. For it does not matter whether such is true or not.
- Either way You are my Healer and Redeemer of my being. I am depending on You period.
Like A Maid Awaits For Her Mistress Instructions So I Wait On You …
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:28 am.
What am I to post next my Master? Perhaps bring on Isaiah 30 or Isaiah 1? Perhaps concentrate on Yahushua’s written words? The book of John comes to mind. From the first chapter that book is the most revealing book to me. I will read it again and wait to see how You want me to proceed.
- My eyes are better.
- I have been adding cinnamon and honey to my coffee.
- This morning You quickened me to stop. To drink a cup of hot water instead.
- Also, I have been sleeping with my feet elevated.
- As I laid down last time it came to me to quit that as well.
- I woke up with hardly any pain in my eyeball.
- I will now fix me a cup of coffee with honey only.
- See what happens. I wait on You with the results.
Life, And The Life Was The Light Of Men.
And The Light Shines On In The Darkness …
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm.
Ha! Your leading to the perfect headline to continue proclaiming Your written words from Your heart and mind not mine. Indeed! Your light is shining in the darkness of many of our minds. What a marvel!
- Another drop of Your passionate love for Your creation.
But! What Do I Continue To See And Hear At Every Turn Of My Way? …
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 9:23 am.
This is the last 7th Day of Rest on the 10th month of 2020 year. As You lead me to look around me, I do. I have watched the news from Israel. You quickened Psalms 2 again.
So? You are leading me to quote Psalms 2 again based on what I watched on Jerry Golden’s site. Here we go!
WHY DO The Nations Assemble With Commotion Uproar And Confusion Of Voices …
And why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme? How well the tragic aftermath of COVID-19 is described in those words written in Psalms 2.
- And watching Israel News?
- Well, I confess my Master, I do not understand how Your called ministers like Jerry Golden express their lack of understanding of what goes on with the governments, but!
- At the same time I realize how I have been guilty of the same thing because of my misinterpretation of Your words and Your call to me.
- It is really amazing to see how You are in control of it all.
- As Jerry confesses his lack of understanding You are showing me You are bringing Jerry to search deep into himself to see how he has quit relying on You to place his assurance in his own resources or in the stability of earthly things. (1Jn_2:16).
- That is the reason why until today I had not understood Jerry’s obsession to bring Jews to Israel contrary to Yahushua words in Matthew 24. Truly, it is amazing how You are putting all the pieces of the puzzle in my mind together. Also, I see now why You laugh and mock us. Without a doubt we are laughable—ridiculous.
He Who Sits In The Heavens Outright Laughs. Quote:
Sovereign Authority Over His Creation!
- Psalms 2:1-12
- WHY DO the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
- The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Master and His Anointed One (the Messiah). They say,
- Let us break Their bands of restraint asunder and cast Their cords of control from us.
- He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Master has them in derision and in supreme contempt He mocks them.
- He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying,
- Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King firmly on My holy hill of Zion.
- I will declare the decree of the Master: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day I declare I have begotten You.
- Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
- You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters’ ware.
- Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
- Serve the Master with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling lest you displease Him.
- Kiss the Son, pay homage to Him in purity, lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled.
- O blessed happy, fortunate, and to be envied are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him! End of quote.
And Now? On To The Book Of John …
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:53 am.
This is the most revealing book for this 2020 year. The year for enlightenment to rain upon us. The Life Was The Light Of Men. And The Light Shines On In The Darkness. So be it.
The Word Became Flesh
John 1:1-51 AMPC+
IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa_9:6]
He was present originally with God.
All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. [Mal_3:1]
This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him.
He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light.
There it was–the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person. [Isa_49:6]
He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].
He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own–His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him.
But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name–[Isa_56:5]
Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]
And the Word (the Messiah) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isa_40:5]
John testified about Him and cried out, This was He of Whom I said, He Who comes after me has priority over me, for He was before me. [He takes rank above me, for He existed before I did. He has advanced before me, because He is my Chief.]
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Yahushua Messiah. [Exo_20:1]
No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known]. [Pro_8:30]
The Testimony of John the Baptist
And this is the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
He confessed (admitted the truth) and did not try to conceal it, but acknowledged, I am not the Messiah!
They asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not! Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No! [Deu_18:15, Deu_18:18; Mal_4:5]
Then they said to him, Who are you? Tell us, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?
He said, I am the voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness [the voice of one shouting in the desert], Prepare the way of the Master [level, straighten out, the path of the Master], as the prophet Isaiah said. [Isa_40:3]
The messengers had been sent from the Pharisees.
And they asked him, Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?
John answered them, I [only] baptize in (with) water. Among you there stands One Whom you do not recognize and with Whom you are not acquainted and of Whom you know nothing. [Mal_3:1]
It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.
These things occurred in Bethany (Bethabara) across the Jordan [at the Jordan crossing], where John was then baptizing.
Behold, the Lamb of God
The next day John saw Yahushua coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world! [Exo_12:3; Isa_53:7]
This is He of Whom I said, After me comes a Man Who has priority over me [Who takes rank above me] because He was before me and existed before I did.
And I did not know Him and did not recognize Him [myself]; but it is in order that He should be made manifest and be revealed to Israel [be brought out where we can see Him] that I came baptizing in (with) water.
John gave further evidence, saying, I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it dwelt on Him [never to depart].
And I did not know Him nor recognize Him, but He Who sent me to baptize in (with) water said to me, Upon Him Whom you shall see the Spirit descend and remain, that One is He Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
And I have seen [that happen—I actually did see it] and my testimony is that this is the Son of God!
Yahushua Calls the First Disciples
Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,
And he looked at Yahushua as He walked along, and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God!
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Him.
But Yahushua turned, and as He saw them following Him, He said to them, What are you looking for? [And what is it you wish?] And they answered Him, Rabbi—which translated is Teacher—where are You staying?
He said to them, Come and see. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they remained with Him that day. It was then about the tenth hour (about four o’clock in the afternoon).
One of the two who heard what John said and followed Yahushua was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
He first sought out and found his own brother Simon and said to him, We have found (discovered) the Messiah!—which translated is the the Anointed One).
Andrew then led (brought) Simon to Yahushua. Yahushua looked at him and said, You are Simon son of John. You shall be called Cephas—which translated is Peter [Stone].
Yahushua Calls Philip and Nathanael
The next day Yahushua desired and decided to go into Galilee; and He found Philip and said to him, Join Me as My attendant and follow Me.
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the same city as Andrew and Peter.
Philip sought and found Nathanael and told him, We have found (discovered) the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about–Yahushua from Nazareth, the [legal] son of Joseph!
Nathanael answered him, [Nazareth!] Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip replied, Come and see!
Yahushua saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said concerning him, See! Here is an Israelite indeed [a true descendant of Jacob], in whom there is no guile nor deceit nor falsehood nor duplicity!
Nathanael said to Yahushua, How do You know me? [How is it that You know these things about me?] Yahushua answered him, Before [ever] Philip called you, when you were still under the fig tree, I saw you.
Nathanael answered, Teacher, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!
Yahushua replied, Because I said to you, I saw you beneath the fig tree, do you believe in and rely on and trust in Me? You shall see greater things than this!
Then He said to him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you all, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man! [Gen_28:12; Dan_7:13]. End of quote.
The Voice Crying Now As It Was In The Days Of John The Baptist.
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:16 pm
It is all about preparing the way. Prepare the way of the Master [level, straighten out, the path of the Master], as the prophet Isaiah said.
The Thing Is My Master Unless You Empower Us To Prepare? …
We labor in vain. Even worst, we become self-righteous. For the most we all do our best to prepare and to live according to Your Word, but! We come short in Your sight.
What Must We Do, My Master? …
So far the ministers of my acquaintance don’t seem to be concerned in the least with what You are doing in my life. The whole spectrum of leaders and followers is quite alarming to me, but!
Your Words Comfort Me …
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:05 am.
Master? You know that I am writing these words under extreme duress. Not only with my eye hurting but also with my heart in suspense with all that You let me see happening among Your people.
Even So? Your Word Must Go Forth ,,.
Your words are a lamp under my feet showing me the way to go for all matters and purposes. You know all about my concerns about the lack of monies to take care of things that perhaps are only the lust of my eye.
And You know that my concern with what You show that goes on with Your people is even greater. But!
Yahushua’s Words In The Book Of John Comfort Me …
John 6:32-40 AMPC+
Yahushua then said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Moses did not give you the Bread from heaven [what Moses gave you was not the Bread from heaven], but it is My Father Who gives you the true heavenly Bread.
For the Bread of God is He Who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
Then they said to Him, Lord, give us this bread always (all the time)!
Yahushua replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).
But [as] I told you, although you have seen Me, still you do not believe and trust and have faith.
All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.
And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I should not lose any of all that He has given Me, but that I should give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day.
For this is My Father’s will and His purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day. End of quote.
And Believes In And Cleaves To And Trusts In And Relies On The Son …
Mercy my Master! Mercy! For most of my life I thought I believed, cleaved, trusted and relied on the Son, but! For all matters and purposes I believed, cleaved, trusted and relied on in my own resources or in the stability of earthly things. (1Jn_2:16)
And Such Are My Concerns Of The Moment …
What am I to do about such concerns my Master? You are my Shepherd, my Master, the Redeemer of my soul. I have no intentions to go to any earthly resource for my answers as I did in the past.
- That You know, my Master.
- For sure, even if I go blind I do not intent to go to the eye specialists.
- You healed even the one that was born blind, why not heal this misery with my eyeball?
- No matter. Whether You heal me or not, You will give me the strength to go on and on.
What A Difference From My Pitiful Past …
Even so? I cannot brag about my determination to rely on You for my healings. Not at all! Indeed! Not bragging only sharing what You have made out of me. You did the work.
You Are The Only One To Debunked Our Misconceptions So Far …
And that is Your purpose for compelling me to post these matters. And that is the way You are reaching the heart and mind of each one of Your children.
Ha! In the past when I first started blogging, I beg for likes and comments and compliments on the guise to encourage each other, but now? Hum!
- My heart constricts with any compliment that comes my way.
- I am not kidding!
- But You have revealed to me how the complimentary is looking at me not You in all my doings.
Wow! What A Revelation!
And with that note You are leading me to close this post for all its worth. I am sure You are accomplishing Your purpose in the heart of each one of Your children with each post You compel me to write and publish.
So be it.
Your love in my heart for all. thiaBasilia.