Updated: Jun 19
THE FATHER said do not love the world! Don't be patient with it, don't be kind to it, don't seek it for self...
Sooo if we are not suppose to love this world, then how do we know if we already do!
-You are unwilling to suffer long
-Your are not kind
-Your are envious
-You vaunt yourself
-You are puffed up
-You behave unseemly
-You seek your own
-You are easily provoked
-You think evil
-You rejoice in iniquity and not truth
-You do not bare all things
-You do not believe all things
-You do not hope all things
-You do not endure all things
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the FATHER is not in him. 1 John 2:15
Pride according to the Websters 1828 Dictionary is an inordinate self-esteem, an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, rank of elevation in office, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
THE transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of ALAHIYM before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good. He devises mischief upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil. Your mercy, O YAHUAH, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O YAHUAH, you preserve man and beast. How excellent is your lovingkindness, O ALAHIYM! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures. For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light. O continue your lovingkindness unto them that know you; and your righteousness to the yashariy in heart. Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. TEHILLIYM (PSALMS) 36 את CEPHER
Pride can be deceptive. The proud person takes the way most beneficial or profitable for them, and does not consider things from YAHUAH'S view point.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. PHILIPPIYM (PHILIPPIANS) 2:3-4 את CEPHER
Our emotions....why do we blame others for them. Why do we say "so and so made me angry. When we ourselves are the ones who control those emotions. Look we have to stand before the MOST HIGH, giving an account on our own. Do you truly believe that you saying that so and so said such and such and did such and such will be sufficient justification for YAHUAH? I doubt it. Because us as followers of the narrow way should display temperance when dealing with our emotions. We should always be seeking THE FATHER to know HIM. So that in times of need or at any time your mind is on HIM. No man truly knows you, only THE FATHER.
Everything, I mean everything we do should lead to our eternity with YAHUAH, NOT OUR SEPARATION. It's very scary to know that people even in my family are living in separation of HIM stating that they are living to their eternity. These are your lords, lords because that's what they are going to say to YAHUSHA before they are turned away from HIS KINGDOM. Your lip service was awesome but your actions which speak louder than words, well that told THE MOST HIGH a different story. These individuals are also what we call lukewarm and YAHUAH'S going to spit them out of HIS mouth. You can not play both sides. Either you are for HIM or against HIM. Either your lifestyle reflects that you know HIM or it doesn't. Just because you go to a church building, cry, worship, run around, shake, attend and participate in all these ministries means absolutely nothing if your worship and obedience is not to the true creator but to one that tradition and religion has set in place. I can relate to this...You see that's how I lived my life. I thought all those things meant that I was close to my creator. I was blind is what I was. The more and more I sat in the church building of the last church my husband and I were members, the more I felt something deep inside me saying....this is wrong. But I stayed because I liked the club that I was in. Yes I said club... I had friends, women to talk to, I could showcase my gift of dance. Everyone told me so. It felt good to be praised for my gift...but the praise was to self and not YAHUAH. I was riding high and feeling good about my self and my accomplishments, but financially we were broke. We were in bondage because we believed that there was something wrong with us not having money to buy the things that we wanted. We believed it because man told us it was wrong. It made my marriage difficult. I was embarrassed, because we could not afford to pay our debts and worst of all people would know about it. HA! I use to be such a people pleaser!
Anyway, my husband finally said what I couldn't "Time to leave this church" I knew he was right but that still did not stop me from putting up a fuss. What was I going to do now. Not thinking at all of what the MOST HIGH had in store for me. When we left we didn't know what we were doing, we were just following HIM. We visited some other churches, went back to the one we left a few times. It was hard to let go. We had no clue what we were doing. We just knew we were being lead to no longer accomplish our will but YAHUAH'S.
I started really reading and studying the scriptures and I was amazed at what I found. The book is alive, it was like I was reading it for the first time. It meant something this time, I mean it really meant something this time. I was so full of joy and questions. I just wanted to know more and more. So I began to research and the truth of the world was beginning to be revealed to me. And then came the persecution and alienation. We were alone. WOW! Everyone fell away. My husband and I only had each other. It was a hard pill to swallow, but we got it down.
We understand the narrow road. I mean the true narrow road. We are still on that road shaving this world away from us a layer at a time as we become aware of the evils that it entails. You see nothing else matters to us except our Eternity with THE ALAHIYM.
NOT MATERIAL THINGS: 1 John 2:16-17, Proverbs 27:20, 1 Timothy 6:9-10, James 4:2-4, Ecclesiastes 5:10-11
NOT MONEY: Matthew 6:24, Matthew 19:21-26, Mark 4:19, Proverbs 23:4-5, James 5:1-6, Proverbs 11:28, 1 John 2:15-17
NOT PRESTIGE: Galatians 5:13, Mark 10:45, John 13:16, Luke 14:10, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Matthew 20:26
NOT HOLIDAYS: Jeremiah 10:1-5, Deuteronomy 12:29-32, Colossians 2:8, Luke 16:15, Matthew 15:3, Galatians 4:8-11
NOT SPORTS AND/OR COMPETITION: Ecclesiastes 4:4-6, Galatians 6:4, Luke 16:15, Phillipians 2: 3-4, Galatians 5:19-20, Romans 12:2