Happy Independence Day

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness – It’s Biblical

It is the time of year, as we celebrate with family, good food and fireworks, for us to take a fresh look at our United States Constitution and to remember why it is so valuable and unique. But first we should understand that because of sin, there will never be a perfect system of government until Yeshua (Jesus) returns to set up His kingdom here on earth (Revelation 22).

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace (within). In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." ~Yeshua, John 16:33

Here in the Declaration of Independence is the basis of our Constitution. So what is Biblical about it? It is right here in this statement of truth: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men (meaning mankind which includes women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Yahweh is our Creator, He came in human form as Yeshua to save us from our sins which keep us from knowing Him. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-5, 14, John 14:6)

Rights Come From Yahweh

First and foremost, we are all accountable to Yahweh whether we believe in Him or not. If He is not our Source, then no one has rights of any sort. If we forget that they come from Him then they can be taken away at any moment by anyone who has the most power. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget Yahweh. ~Psalm 9:17

The basis of our declaration and our constitution mirrors the Ten Commandments given to Moses and the Children of Israel which show us how to love and give honor to Yahweh as well as to love and respect people (Exodus 20).

In fact, this is love for Yahweh: to keep His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of Yahweh overcomes the world. ~1 John 5:3-4

Sovereignty

Sovereign means independent, we are our own nation..... and Yahweh made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and boundaries (borders) of their habitation,... ~Acts 17:26    Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. ~Psalm 33:12

Life

If our right to life is not continuously held in high regard by our nation, then no one will ever be safe. Each and every life is valuable to Yahweh no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, etc.

For You (Yahweh) formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; My soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; In Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. ~Psalm 139:13-16

Liberty

A nation whose law is based on Judeo-Christian law, such as ours, is the most free that any nation will ever be when it is lived out righteously. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22-23

One cannot be free, if one cannot live in an environment of safety: safety from crime, from slander, from slavery, from governmental tyranny, etc. This means we must lawfully pursue and maintain justice. It also means that we must maintain border security and carefully process visitors and immigrants. 

...law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers... ~1 Timothy 1:9  

Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is freedom. ~2 Corinthians 3:17

Live as a people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover up for evil, but living as servants of Yah. ~1 Peter 2:16

So what about individuals who are not Judeo-Christian? Yahweh's love is not about forcing nonbelievers to worship Him, the laws we have are for the protection of all people. The success of America is because of the uniqueness of our laws which give value to all.

Pursuit Of Happiness

One should not be hindered in their pursuit of the best that life has to offer, to live, to work, to be educated, to play, to rest, etc. unless they continually break the laws. This ability to pursue is a blessing and it does not mean it is free. In Yahweh's book, when we are blessed with wealth and health, we are called to bless others who are in need. Those who steal, intimidate, slander and stir up covetousness and strife are a hindrance to the needy as well as to those who have more.

Yes, there will always be greedy and self centered people who never help others. So what did Yeshua have to say about this? Then one from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." But He said to him, "Man who made Me a judge or arbitrator over you?" And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness (wanting the possessions of others), for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses. " ~Luke 12:13-14

Does life always work out fairly? Not necessarily. There will always be those less fortunate or poor. They are an opportunity to help or give. (John 12:8, Deuteronomy 15:11) The Bible teaches us not to covet and also not to be greedy (Luke 16:19-31).

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. ~Psalm 128:2

Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. ~Luke 6:38

Precipice

A precipice is a steep rocky cliff and we are on it. Our nation, our constitution and all that we hold dear are at high risk of being ripped apart and replaced by the Beast system of the New World Order. But lawlessness can only prevail for a season. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. ~2 Chronicles 7:13-14 So it is either very close to time for His second coming or we have some more time. Either way, Yahweh Wins!!! (Revelation 22)

Pentecost 2020 – Final Repost: Who is the Holy Spirit? Parts Seven and Eight.

“James wrote that although we can bridle the strength of horses, and steer huge ships with just a small rudder, none of us has the wherewithal to control the power of the tongue, which he says is like a wildfire set loose in a dry forest, and full of deadly poison. (See James chapter 3.) We all know what he means because we’ve all felt the sting of unkind words which can be very painful, leaving lasting scars for the giver and receiver. Solomon wrote that life and death are in the power of our tongues (Proverbs 18:21). With our words we can either build up or tear down.
Therefore we can see that the one, single part of the human body that it is impossible for we humans to control – our tongues, as James said – would be the one part of our selves that God would ask us to surrender for his use and for his glory through the work of his Holy Spirit.”
In this final repost of our series we explain how the power of the Holy Spirit helps us to tame our tongues – and the words we speak – by surrendering ourselves completely to God. To find out more, please click on the links below:

Building A House: Journal – Part 13

Tearing Down And Building Up

I was not sure if it was an appropriate time for a house building post, but the Lord showed me otherwise. I keep wondering why (oh why, lol) we decided to build our home rather that buying one already built to move right into. God's prefect timing can be frustrating when progress is hindered by drama, pestilence, weather, riots in the cities, you name it. He keeps reminding me that it is His schedule, by the way. I feel like I am preparing for guests that He will bring at just the right time.

I have had many of my belongings in storage for so long that I hardly remember what all I have, which means I need to get rid of some stuff. And in addition to the house and the garden, my crazy self decided to get chickens, you know, in case of famine we would have eggs.

And as I am working on this post, one of my dogs did not return from his morning run. So after running around like a headless chicken looking for him I finally found him in the laundry room where I had kept the baby chicks before I took them out to the coop last week. The devil is trying to keep me from writing today. Well guess what, devil, I have a roof and a post! Hah!!! And Halelu Yah!!!

The enemy of God and man, Satan, has been working, very successfully lately, to divide people into opposing groups using politics, media, censorship of truth, age, race, gender, gender confusion, and anything else that keeps us divided. Satan is the author of chaos and confusion which he uses to steal, kill and destroy. BUT GOD takes that momentum to confound the devil's plans to use it for His people, His purposes, and His glory (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28) POW!!!

As the world seems to be collapsing before our eyes, we wonder if it is time for the Lord's return. As I was driving the other day, He showed me something encouraging. First I saw a red concrete truck. I notice concrete trucks these days so I made a mental note that construction is taking place. And I did not get interested until a few minutes later when I saw a blue concrete truck. I thought, "Lord, are You speaking to me?" The very next morning I was directed to some scripture. Bear with me here. I did not get pictures of the concrete trucks (I know you're disappointed), so you'll have to take a look at some of my bitties.

 

Then Yeshua went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And He said to them, "Do you see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down. " ~Matthew 24:1-2

Like I said, "bear with me," He is not taking down my house yet. Think spiritually for a moment. Remember, He is building something.

Yes, eventually the world and the modern church structure will completely come down, yet in the midst of people against people, famines, wars and rumors of wars, pestilences and earthquakes in various places, (Matthew 24) Yeshua is building His kingdom, not a world order under world rule, but His order under His rule. Until He returns, we will be about His business using His Word as the measuring rod of truth and justice, even as the world turns chaotically  against us, His people.

but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven." Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear. For Yahweh is a consuming fire. ~Hebrews 12:26-29

For we are God's fellow workers: you are God's field, you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

Do you not know that you (believer) are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.~1 Corinthians 3:9-17 

Yes, our physical buildings are important while we're here, but more important is our spiritual ones and using both for His kingdom purposes.