The Inside Matters

Luke 6

49 verses.

One of the first things I noticed in this chapter was the “church” leaders and their hatred for YESHUA. 

The Torah-teachers and P’rushim watched Yeshua carefully to see if he would heal on Shabbat, so that they could accuse him of something. source

They watched Him carefully, not to learn from Him, not to worship and obey Him; no, they watched Him carefully so they could accuse Him. 
They watched Him carefully so they could accuse Him.

Let you and I never be the ones who watch to find a reason to accuse Him. 

When we watch and see things coming to pass that we do not understand, things we do like, things we did not ask to come to be — let us NOT find reasons to accuse Him.  Rather let us pray to remember that He is always good and we are always loved. 

Did you know the night before YESHUA was to name His Twelve, He spent the whole night in prayer?
I imagine He talked to The Father about each and every one of them, calling them by name and discussing their weaknesses and their strengths.
He knew what He was getting when He called them. 

He knew what He was getting when He called you and me too. 

Would you like to know how The Father expects us to respond to persecution? 
Verses 22 and 23 will tell you. 
I added a note in the margin of my Bible: a proper response to persecution.

And in closing, there is another question: 4“Why do you call me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ but not do what I say?  source 

Some in our world would answer that “well, I’m just a sinner, He understands I can’t help it.”

No. He means what He says — call me, LORD? Then obey me. 
Are we not told that at our re-birth, we received Holy Spirit? Acts 2:38 Repent And Be Baptised (silver)
He came to reside in us.
He is the Gift Who enables.
He is the One Who raised JESUS from the dead — and we dare say Holy Spirit is powerless to enable us to lay down that sin that so easily besets us?  See Hebrews 12:1

And with that, I conclude for the evening.


Love, Kathie

Boat Rental

It is late as I sit to write so I plan to be quick.

Luke 5.

I am about to say something that is so obvious that it sounds stupid to say it but I’m saying it anyway. 

YESHUA is so smart!

Think about the most intelligent man you know; the wisest, just so brilliant! — he is dumber than dirt compared to JESUS.

Verses 1-3 
The people were crowding The LORD to hear The WORD of the LORD. Pressing in they were. YESHUA saw two boats on the beach. He requested permission to board, told Simon Peter to put out a little way and from there He taught the people. Pressing problem solved. 

Acoustics! From the boat with water all around, all the people could hear Him. 

And then. Some more KWT paraphrasing. 

YESHUA paid boat rental!

Don’t you see it?  Look at verses 4 and 5. 
YESHUA told Peter to launch out and put down the nets. Peter said we did that all night and caught nothing but since you say so I will. 

Oh, what a haul of fish they got!

Like I said boat rental!
And an invitation to Peter to believe. He did!

Please notice with me that the GODMAN is truly GOD and truly the perfect Man. 
Smart. Intelligent. Kind. Considerate. Honest. Caring. THE ONLY PERFECT MAN!
To any seeking fallen human, meeting YESHUA was the greatest happening in their life. 
Still is! 
There is NO ONE like HIM.
To know Him is to love Him. 

Do you? 

Good-Evening-Everyone

Love, Kathie 

Splendor

Isaiah 35

I hope you will read it today.

I prefer the Complete Jewish Bible but there are many translations that will give you an excellent reading. 

My reading today, prompted praying.
Like, Father, help me adore YOU in Your Splendor. 

Splendor. Check even a secular dictionary and you might appreciate the word Splendor. 

Great light or luster; brilliance.
Magnificent appearance or display; grandeur.
 Something grand or magnificent.
Great fame; glory.  Free dictionary.com
 
Is GOD that to you? Is He that to your family and friends? 
Prayers can only help! 
 
Verses 5 and 6 prompted prayer.
For blind eyes, including mine and anything that I am blind to that I need to see, to be opened.
For my family and friends to see.
For their ears to hear; for them to walk holy; for them to speak holy; for their lives to smell good to GOD.
Do you have blind and lame family and friends too? Perhaps you will read Isaiah 35 and pray for them today. 
 
Verse 8 – The Way of Holiness

Who of us does not need this?! 

On with this day! 135455-Lets-Get-This-Week-Started
 

Love, Kathie 

 

 

Well, Did You?

Isaiah 32

If you have not read it today. Please don’t let another 24 hours pass before you do.

It’s rich. It’s full. It speaks so plainly!
How could we miss it?
Why would we? 

Did you read any Scripture today? If not, why not?
If you declare with your mouth that you love JESUS, how is it that you can go for days and days, weeks or longer, months even and not open your Bible and read?
 
 
Verse 17 tells me the reason for the lack of peace here in our world is because of the lack of righteousness.
The effect of righteousness is PEACE. Check it out. That’s what it says.
 
And verse 9! OH MY!
You women who are so complacent, listen to me!
There is so much more.
Are you interested yet?
 
Christians, READ your BIBLE while you still have one to read!
 
352482-Good-Night-Dear-Friends

Love, Kathie 

Zero out of Six

I shared a picture on Facebook. This one. 317806956_508534574584912_2745246140430129741_n I shared it because such clichés may sound good to the people of this time but they are foolish and dangerous. 

1 Listen to your heart. 
Absolutely not! 


3 Trust your gut.
Are you kidding?!

Proverbs 3:5  “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”  King James Version (KJV)

4 feel good about who you are. 
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

5 Happiness is what matters
Really?  Let’s see what GOD says.

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” King James Version (KJV)

Psalms 53:3 “Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” King James Version (KJV)

As you can see those clichés are powerless to transform a single soul. BUT GOD!

HE can make YOU new. HE can make YOU clean. HE can make YOU holy and by the way, the way to be HAPPY (as everyone wants) only happens when we are HOLY in position with GOD and learning by practice to live HOLY.  It’s a life-long process.  Yet more than a process, it’s an adventure — like none other! 

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Love, Kathie