10:30 a.m. Friday November 25, 2022. 54F/12C.
I decree and declare in the name of Yeshua that all illegally stolen seats of government world wide are brought down. I decree and declare in the name of Yeshua that God-given rights are restored to the people. This I declare in the name of the king, Yeshua המשיח שלך your moshiach.
Hope. There is a great ruckus in the forest today. A half dozen predatory birds are circling to the west. Two feral cats are snug beneath the porch. Light patches can be seen between gray clouds. The aroma of the day is wood smoke, much like many days in the hollow. Footprints, hoofprints and paw prints remain on the dirt road, right where they have been collecting for several days. Something is in the creek. Out of fear of a hungry bear or hog, a distance is kept. Water is being shaken out of fur, not as a deer shakes, but a larger animal is there shaking. Most animals in the hollow distance themselves from the cabin. Its identity may never be known. The cats keep watch, hoping for safety beneath the cabin.
The Gospel of Matthew, chapter three
Abba Father, I ask humbly for insight into John the baptizer as we read this fascinating gospel. In the name of Yeshua, our messiah, I ask. Amen.
John came on the scene with his preaching in the wilderness. John was a few months older than Yeshua, and of the same family line, but they were not acquainted. John preached repentance, saying, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
The kingdom of heaven referred to the presence on earth of the messiah, but what did he mean by repent? I find it interesting that the word repent in Hebrew also meant return or turn back, as if to say that your origin was correct, but your current direction is wrong. However, the Greek of the New Testament is a more platonic language. In Greek the word repent is to rethink, or to change one’s mind after an event. In the English of the King James translation, repent meant to deeply regret.
John was Judaean, and when he said repent, he likely meant for the chosen people of God to return to their believing roots of faith.
Repent! You don’t want to miss out on what is coming!
For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Isaiah’s words were interesting. First, look at his words in the KJV.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.Isaiah 40:3
It came from a chapter that foretold of a day when Jerusalem had paid for her sins and God would be ready to introduce a new era. The voice in the wilderness was a person calling the land. The voice called for the land to behold the path of the arrival of God. Behold the path of YHWH, make flat the desert highway for our God. In so many of the old prophecies, God had his prophet speak to the land, in representation of the chosen people of God.
Whether the people repented or not, God would arrive. However, it would be less of a shock to the community if they repented and made ready.
Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Life in hollow, Friday
On Thanksgiving day, yesterday, I saw and heard many things. It was a day of joy and celebration, even while by myself.
I will say this, without boring my readers, God is introducing a new era. We can be ready by accepting that God is not who we have been taught that he is. No, we must add to that picture, a greater love first and a greater heart given to Yeshua second.
What we have been taught doesn’t even come close. I will reveal more tomorrow.
Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near.