Christian social networking for Bible Study and Spiritual Growth.
A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
To set CHRIST apart as LORD is to honor HIM rather than to use HIM. To rightly understand the entrance of HIM into the heart, we must accept the enthronement of CHRIST., enthrone HIM in your heart.
GOD'S WORD, BURNING FIRE
"I thought, I will not mention HIM, no more will I speak in HIS NAME — But [HIS WORD] was like a raging fire in my heart, shut up in my bones; I could not hold it in, I was helpless." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 20. 9 Tanakh, Nevi’im]
When GOD’S WORD really becomes a part of your soul, you can never be the same again. In his imprisonment, miserable and dejected Jeremiah said: "The WORD OF THE LORD made me a constant disgrace and contempt" [Jeremiah /Yirmeyah 20. 8], he testified; so he said, "I will not speak any more in HIS NAME." But he could not refrain from crying out, even shout it out! The HOLY WORD OF THE LORD was burning in his bones, and he could not restrain them. "Behold, MY wORD like fire —declares the LORD— and a hammer that shatters rock!" [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 23. 29 Tanakh, Nevi’im]
David, the psalmist, had a similar testimony: "When I was dumb, silent; not even saying anything good, my anguish was intense and increased. My mind was in a rage, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke out." [Psalms (Tehillym) 39. 2 – 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim] When the resurrected LORD YESHUA "expounded to them in all the SCRIPTURES the things concerning HIMSELF" the two disciples from Emmaus later testified, "Did not our heart burn within us while HE talked with us on the road, and while HE opened the SCRIPTURES to us?" [Luke 24. 27, 32]
The SOVEREIGN CREATOR HIMSELF is called "A CONSUMING FIRE, a JEALOUS GOD." [Deuteronomy/Devarim 4. 24; Hebrews 12. 29] Fire is the most awe-inspiring of all the symbols applied in HOLY SCRIPTURE to the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD. Fire has always been an instrument of GOD’S righteous judgment, from the FIERY, EVER-TURNING SWORD in the Garden of Eden [Genesis/Bereshith 3. 23] to Hell and the Lake of Fire that burns with fire and brimstone. [Revelation 21. 8] OMNISCIENT GOD first appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush [Exodus/Shemot 3. 2], and gave the Law to Israel in fire on top of the mountain. [Exodus/Shemot 24. 17]
The LIFE-GIVING WORD is a raging, burning fire in the heart and cannot be contained, but must be proclaimed at any cost. As Paul acknowledged, "I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the GOSPEL!" [1 Corinthians 9. 16] Our own spirit compels us to preach the EVERLASTING GOSPEL of CHRIST JESUS, for it is the POWER OF GOD to salvation for everyone who believes.
Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
We bid farewell to Sabbath and welcoming the month of Elul, the sixth month on the Biblical calendar, which began at sundown.
This month, Elul, is a month of repentance and preparation for the upcoming Fall Feasts. The Shofar is blown every morning in every synagogue in order to wake people up for the coming Day of Judgment on the Feast of Trumpets and the Days of Awe.
According to Jewish tradition Moses began his second 40-day fast on the first of Elul, asking GOD to forgive Israel for the sin with the golden calf and to renew the covenant. His fast ended on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Have a wonderful week and delight yourself daily in the splendid PRESENCE of our HOLY LOVING LORD GOD.
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes. Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace.
Web Page: http://delrifkah.homestead.com/
Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/
End-time Events: http://delrifkah.homestead.com/Facepage.html
Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.
Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible. Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [Isaiah].