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And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. Luke 22:19-20


Passover is just around the corner, and there is still time to Spring clean. Now is a good time for some deep soul searching for what is puffed up in life. I say puffed up because leaven points to pride and unleavened points to humility. There is nothing within ourselves apart from the Lord that we can lay claim to regarding our salvation. Just as Yeshua emptied himself so do we empty ourselves daily of who we wrongly think we are at times. Anything other than what the Lord's says about us is pride.


Passover "Pesach" is the only time blood redeemed born again disciples are commanded by Yeshua to remember him. It is not Christmas nor is it Easter though his resurrection is essential to be recognized. However, when we think of the Passover, we must think of the sacrifice, and in doing so, we should see it from the side of the cross where there is no suffering but power, authority and such magnificent love.


As believers, we are an unleavened kingdom. We are to learn obedience by leaving the constructs of our humanity. Humility is where the natural ends and the supernatural begins. Eternal Father is not looking for the perfect human, but He is looking for the perfected humility. There are seven gifts received all corresponding with those first seven days of creation recorded in Genesis 1. The seven gifts are those seven days we remember the Lord when we eat unleavened bread whereby we are able to discover new measures of the Lord's ways. We come face to face with the "fleshy" ways of our hearts. This carnality is undone when we unleaven our lives. When we allow Holy Spirit to create a clean heart within and then renew the Lord's Spirit, we encounter the power of being resurrected into the strength of our salvation. We gain the real power of the resurrection as we daily overcome the world just as Yeshua overcame.


Passover is about everything holy. It is the time to come into agreement with another seven. It is the Lord's hands (2), feet (2), side (1), brow (1), and the bruising of his body (1) . These all point of his humility. He humbled himself and became obedient all they way to a death on a cross that we deserved but he took from and for us. Like Yeshua we live to obey because this is our humility. The work of our hands must be unleavened. Our walk must be unleavened. Our heart must be unleavened. Our mind must be unleavened. The entirety of our personhood, mind, will and emotion must be unleavened. All must be unleavened for the supernatural nature of love to bring life eternal. Now is the Lord's kingdom in His eternal sons who are called by His name. The old is not only past but is passed over and is set under the record of life - HIS LIFE.


The Life of the Son is the life source of who we are in him and in the earth. As it is in him so is he in us. As the Lord's body, we partake in the lifeblood of the son. There is nothing that we bring to the Lord's table, it is not a potluck but a glorious opportunity to share in the King of King's portion. There are no crumbs that fall to the dogs. All creation knows there is redemption. The inheritance is tremendous and even greater for the unleavened person.


In this season of the Passover, let your "life-house" be cleansed from all that still seeks to oppose the gift of salvation you have received. Let your look be long but loving. Let your hearing be clear but truthful. Let your heart be circumcised for the new that wants to enter into the Lord's promise. Do not let fear turn you into a grasshopper, but believe the Lord's report. It is truly a sad testimony to gain freedom only to wander in a wilderness created by pride, unbelief or disobedience. The Lord resists the proud but does give grace to the humble. Salvation may be for you, but don't make it about you. Be unleavened and see the Lord's power rest upon you to be what HE created you to be.


Shalom

Yisrael



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Updated: Mar 24, 2019


“The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.” From that time Yeshua began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:16-18


Repentance is not a natural phenomena. Repentance is an eternal exercise. The religion of Christianity has naturalized repentance. Personal perspective caused by natural understanding empowered by human culture removes the truth of repentance at the level of the Lord's kingdom. The loop most people get stuck in is their own reasoning which more than not is driven by the need to understand through human intellect. The need to understand is what drives worry. Worry puts undue pressure on the mind and heart of a person. This pressure then becomes the stronghold whereby religious repentance is then an unseen enemy therefore blocking the ability to believe and receive at the level of the Lord's holy and righteous kingdom.


For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:32-34


Salvation is the well directed life. Life is meant to be lived in the fullness of the Holy One who created all that exists. So much has changed in our world, but not in our human nature. Whether we recognized it or not - there is so much recorded in who we are through the DNA of our natural being. DNA is humanity's record of time throughout the generations. But within this record there remains the spiritual consequence of choice. This one reason why we are so much like the people we have never met, so to speak. The very person, "personhood" and personality that we are if left unredeemed by the Lord will still reflects the very choice of someone that came before us.


So from now on, we do not look at anyone from a worldly viewpoint. Even if we once regarded the Messiah from a worldly viewpoint, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new!  And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation,  which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, “Be reconciled to God! God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God’s righteousness.” II Corinthians 5:16-21 (CJB)


The gift of a well directed life is reflected by the condition of the soul. A truly blessed life is not the result of manipulation or control. A blessed life is the result of a loving Father's will which we have lived. Even if the life has not been so great it is still blessed because the Father's will is presence. Again, human understanding cannot have the worry of a need to know - this includes the "why's" of our life. It then becomes critical that a person embraces Eternal Father's love more than the whys in life. It is His love and compassion for us that our spirit man lives. Eternal Father's love should not be limited to human defining. All we know about love should be defined by how we live in the Lord's holiness and how this holiness is demonstrated because we are loved. True holiness is to be set apart but this set "apartness" is the result of embracing the Lord's love not just for ourselves specifically, but also for those in the world around us.


Purpose is set by holiness. Everyone of us is assigned to master life by sanctifying it through the response and responsibility of obeying the Master of Life.


Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” John 14:5-7


Are we to be like Thomas asking the unknowing question "how"? There is already within the function of salvation the answer of how the way is to be walked and lived. There is the eternal record of what was first spoken in the beginning.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5


As blood redeemed eternal sons of the Most High, we must know that the we have been spoken for and anything that speaks otherwise does not define us. Everything that we live by is what has come from within the Holy One Himself. Think about that for a moment. For those who believe in Yeshua, there is the ability and opportunity to return to the conversation of what the Lord thinks and says. Anything else other than the HOLINESS of the Lord is a LIE and does not have the right to speak to or into our lives. Think about that?


Living a well directed life is the way of eternal truth. It is what the Lord will only speak and expect from those who are the redeemed of the Lord because everything must return to Him as He has spoken it to be. There is no other way. There are no other options available to the believer.


In the darkest places sometime our life is the light that lights the way for others to see a well directed life. Make it your priority to live well and to be directed by the eternal love of and Eternal Father who has spoken over and into you all that He is.


Shalom

Yisrael



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