Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Teach Your Children Well"

Teach your children to go after their dreams, even if it means living in a tent. They will learn to be grateful and content.

Teach them to make the hard decisions when they need to be made. They will learn to stay on the right path

Allow them to face hardship, even if that means they might not like you for awhile. They will learn to overcome.

Give them the power to become who they were meant to be, even if it scares you. They will learn that all things are possible.

Teach them that no matter the decision they make they are always loved and excepted. They will learn to be fearless.

When they come home, meet them with open arms, not condemnation and silly expectations. They will learn to be secure in love.

Allow them room to fail cause that's how we learn.

Always find some way to encourage their independence and to know they can always come home. They will learn to comfort others.

If we do these things we will position our kids to learn the greatest lesson of all; to trust in God for the outcome

If we don't teach em how to deal with the hard stuff, they will never have their own life, they will always be co-dependent and they will never know the value of Trusting in God.

These lessons are hard to learn after you've already become old. Trust me that's when I began to learn them and it wasn't fun.
As Steven Stills said, "Teach your children well."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Job Description

Real simple folks . . .
It is Jesus' Job description to save us, deliver us, heal us, and make us whole.
It is our job description to receive it, ( what he has already done for us ), and believe it.

"There is no other name by which a man must be saved."

PS know His job descripton and yours.  You do yours and He will do His . . . I promise  :)

The Requirement of the Law; Yeshua's Finished Work

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,  that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4

The first few chapters of Leviticus are about how to perform properly the animal sacrifices required to make atonement for the various sins an Israelite might commit; known or unknown.

Levitical laws reveal three things:
  1. Who the Lawbreaker is
  2. What the penalty for breaking the Law is,  the shedding of our blood usually.  But God in His great mercy GAVE us another option.  :)
  3. The Requirement of the Law needed for being a Lawbreaker and NOT being punished for it. Which is how the infraction of the law might be atoned for. In every case the atonement was made by blood sacrifice. The only thing that could fulfill the requirement of the Law, and was/is, acceptable to God is The shedding of Blood.  In this case the blood of sheep, goats, doves, bulls, etc.  Later, it would be the blood of God's own Son.

In Romans 8:4 Paul tells us Yeshua/Jesus Fulfilled the “Righteous requirement of the Law by the shedding of His blood.
(see item 3 above)

He fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law by becoming the perfect sacrifice. The Lamb that was slain, for us all, from the foundation of the Earth.

In the shedding of his blood Yeshua/Jesus fulfilled all the righteous requirements of the Law for us! Therefore it is later said, 'there is now therefore any more atonement for sin other then the one that was made!'  Which as i said what Yeshua did for us.

What Yeshua/Jesus did for us that day was to completely, and for all time, make atonement for those that would receive it through the shedding of His blood!

When we are covered by the blood of Yeshua, Jesus, we are 'in' Christ.

'For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.'
Colossians 3:3

The result of that is:
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
The words translated 'spiritual blessing' come from the Greek word 'pnuematicos.'

Pneumaticos means to have the indwelling nature and character of Christ in us.
'As he is in the earth so are we.'
His presence in us blesses our Spirit, our mind, our body.
'And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.'  Colossians 1:17
His Blessing that's in us makes us prosper in all we need to prosper in all the time when we realize it and receive it.
'By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.' 1 John 4:17


Why? Because His blood fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law for us once and for all time.
Nothing can separate us from Him, or the blessings that come from Him, because we are in Him and He is in us! (See Romans 8)

Receive the atonement of Yeshua's blood today and stop struggling to fulfill what has already been fulfilled 2000 years ago; The righteous requirement of the Law!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thing's to Come

'Things to Come”

Well near time for me to go . . . I'd tell ya more, but I guess I am now
Just some old news. Don't forget the One I've told you of, He is still King of all that is above!
Soon He will be here and your time to have found what you were really searching for will have run out like the sand close to the shore.
He said, 'they will run to and fro and their hearts will fail them for the fear of things to come.' So just look up and you will see Him coming in the clouds His Sons and Daughters to bring more of His great Love.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


A little thought on prayer and always asking for it when ya need it . . . I learned this the hard way by losing everything I had including my health.

Consider this: We all have to learn to be at peace with our self , with life,  and our circumstances for our spirit to be healed. Healing Aways begins there.  It is proactive and not reactive.  Romans 8:28

It is hard in ourselves to do that sometimes. because we are overwhelmed with the size of the problems that face us instead of the size of the God who loves us.

Jesus was at perfect peace, when in the boat during the storm. (In fact he was asleep) The disciples however weren't at peace.
Jesus said to them, 'Oh you of LITTLE faith.'
Later Paul said, 'The life I NOW live is by the Faith OF Jesus. Not faith IN Jesus.
Our faith in Jesus is what opens the door to the faith OF Jesus.

Jesus has big faith and He will exchange His Big faith for our little faith every time we ask Him to.

And in that, no matter the storm of life we are presently in, we WILL cross over to the other side of the Lake and not drown in the storm.
'Ask that your joy might be full.'
"Oh what needless grief we bear all because we don't take everything to Him in prayer."

Just talking about faith is not faith, We got to do what He actually said about prayer and then learn to pray without ceasing . . That's how real faith and prayer work.

He asked us,  'Why do you call me  Lord Lord, why don't you try actually doing the things I say?'  I think he meant, among other things, to actually get grounded in the word, know what it says, apply it to our circumstances and to actually begin to live by faith and prayer.  all done from a place of victory and not defeat.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


'The Gift That Was Given'

The gift that was given
Sprang forth from the ground
'Twas thought to be hidden
But in that it did not abound

The gift that was given
Finally brought me to see
A joyful sight no eye could see
And caused me to hear
A Glorious sound no ear could hear

The gift that was given
Full of Mercy, solace, and Grace
Of that terrible Hound
Had not one trace

The gift that was given
I did freely receive
'Twas freely given
When first I chose
To believe

In the gift that was given
I forever abide
Living in it's rich Grace
I now reside

In the gift that was given
I've found that Great Seed
Promised long ago

For in my heart it has risen
For which it did bleed
In that I've been given
All I will ever need


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Song of the Beaver

I'm not a poet.  I have never written poetry nor even read it much.  Everyday since my heart stopped I've been hearing poetry in my spirit . . .  Here's the latest.

At dawns first light
The spirit of the Beaver
called to me

He said without remorse
and with some force
come and see

You who have eyes to see
And ears to hear
Even now the axe is laid
To the root of the tree

Two have fallen
And one remains
Soon I am coming
With healing in my wings

To remove from you
all your pain
And in that
There will be so much gain

So let not your heart
Be troubled
Neither let it be afraid
nor given to despair
For the foundation has
Already been laid

As I was reading from Mark, looking at the trees in the pic, the wind blew my pages.  I tried to turn them back but every time I did they blew  right back to this passage; Luke 3:4-11
 It's a Mystery . . .

Wednesday, February 18, 2015



While in sweet repose
It came to me
On the wings
of a dream
and true it is
I suppose

It is a terrible thing
To always be torn
Between destiny
And the past

You can't change the one
And will never know the other
Until you finally
At last

To go in search of the one
And finally be done
With the other
Which is of course
Only the past
At long last


Life Above the Sun

'Life Above the Sun'

A poem
'Life Above the Sun'

I often wonder
What it would be like
To live above the sun

What would I see
From so lofty a height
From which the Universe is bathed in so much light

Where each ray
Would display
The location of it's flight

But alas
I can only imagine
The joy it might bring
And the songs it would sing

Crossing the Great Divide
Which heart
Would it provide some
Brief respite
Heralding the end
of it's long night

For under the Sun
I can only see
It's bright race
Only when it turns
it's great face
In his humble Grace


Tuesday, February 17, 2015


A Christian man asked me once what I called my self . . .

I am called, by my Jewish brothers, a 'Messie," (not a term of endearment I assure you).
By my Gentile brothers, I am called by many other "names" equally displeasing.
By my Indian brothers, 'Halfbreed.'

My real Brother, calls me 'Friend.'

My real name means 'Beloved of God.'

He said, 'If they hated me they will hate you also.'
I have seen that to be true. Took me a lot a years to accept it.
As you might suppose . . .

Nowadays, I am good with all my 'names;' (Those that are true and those that aren't so true). I've made my peace with name calling, and I am learning to love you all.
Just don't expect me to come outta the woods any time soon. OK?

In the woods I call myself "Blessed."

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Brush With Death

I know the life I've lived
If you knew it, you would have to agree
I deserve not a thing from Above
Not even one plea
While I laid in the mud
Asking Him for one breath
All the while
Hearing the steps of Death
I came to see
It would have been just
To once again
Become only dust.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Maschiach in Torah

Yitz' chak said to Avraham,  "I see the the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
Avraham said," God will provide himself the lamb for the burnt offering."
( B'resheet 22:7-8)

Later God said,  "No one shall appear before me without an offering"
(Sh'mot 34:20)

Then in the primary book of the Law or Teachings, (the Torah) the first chapter is devoted to describing the acceptable offering!  (Offerings were made for the atonement of the person making the offering. Vayikra (Leviticus) chapter one.

"The offering shall be from the herds and the flocks it shall be male without blemish"
vs 3
(Self explanatory I think) 
see 1 Peter 1:19 "It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God."

"and he (the priest), shall put his hand on the 'head' of the offering.
Yeshua is the 'head' of the body."  Colossians 1:18

"Aaron's sons shall shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood around the Alter."
vs 5
It was the Cohen, (Priests), of Yeshua's day that brought him to the cross where his blood was sprinkled.

"and he, shall 'flay' the burnt offering  and cut it into it's peices"
 vs 6
Yeshua was given 40 lashes 'flaying' him to the bone and literally cutting his body to shreds.

"But his inwards and his legs shall be washed with water"
vs 9
When the Centurion pierced his side water and blood flowed from his side and down onto his legs.  His inwards and legs were washed with water.

You see the acceptable offering, that atones for us is YESHUA ben David the Maschiac.  "No one will come before me without an acceptable offering."
God has provided our offering for us . . .
Do you 'see' it . . . .

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I went to visit a friend of mine who has back and neck injuries similar to mine. He's been living on morphine for years.

I was set free from morphine, Fentanyl, and a plethora of other pain reliving addictions by the power of God.
I promise you, when that happened, I was in NO WAY worthy of the help I RECEIVED!

I found my friend covered in a blanket and bemoaning his pain. I offered to pray for him . . . he refused my offer. Even though he professes to believe.

While I was there his morphine came in the mail.

Before even opening the package and taking the morphine, his demeanor immediately changed from sorrow and depression to elation and joy . . . purty sure it is a cycle that will be repeated.

'From whence does our help come . . .?' King David

Life can be lived in the Donut hole. Surrounded by Donut; but in the hole where there is no Donut to eat and there is no help.

Help -To aid; to assist; to lend strength; a means to move forward with efficacy in purpose.

Legalistic ways of thinking are the things that keep us in the Donut Hole.
Because they either cause us or someone else to think and finally believe we somehow have to be worthy to receive help.

Isn't the fact that help is needed enough to succor help?

Under legalistic ways of thinking, No one gets help because help has to be earned.

Some think they are worthy of help, but others, not so much because they aren't yet worthy . . . Legalism requires worthiness, perfection, to get out of the Donut Hole.
If that is THE WAY . . . if human perfection is THE WAY . . .
Then why does He say He is an ever present help in time of need and why did he then say we who obviously are not yet perfect could come to Him boldly in time of need to receive the help we ALL need . . .

Legalism puts us all in the DONUT HOLE where THERE IS NO HELP.
God's Grace unmerited favor puts us on the Donut.  Grace was paid for by Jesus.

My help, from God, (and I get a lot of it), comes when I believe the help I need is already on the way.
My part is to believe until the help I need gets here.

Help from people comes by asking or begging or manipulation.
Help from God comes from 'Receiving' the help that has already been given.
'see' Hebrews 4:16

When I go to the throne of grace to receive the help, that has already been given, His answer is always, "Request granted!" or as it is written "The promises of God are yes and Amen to THOSE THAT BELIEVE."

If I preach a Gospel that negates God's grace, unmerited favor, and focuses instead on performance how could that be 'Good News?'

It aint good news at all, it is business as usual. Because, ya see, my performance aint all that good. How bout yours? In buisness, what happens when yer performance does not meet expectaion . . . Ya get FIRED.
Gospel - 'Good News' - not bad news . . . ya get it?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I can only see how I look when I look in the mirror but I can see how others look without a mirror . . .

The problem with that is, without looking into the mirror occasionally, it is all too easy for me to forget how I look; but I never seem to forget how others look because I don't need a mirror to see them.

Maybe our proclivity to see the fault in others, is really just a reminder of what we see in the mirror .  .  . when we look into it . . . and soon forget . . .
But if I look into the 'perfect law that sets us all free,' (singular law, not collective law) . . . .

Wonder what the "perfect Law that sets us all free is? Don't you?
A Meditation from James 1:25-27

The tests of faith that come our way, the ones that really teach us what living a life of faith really means are the ones that give us no way to turn but up.

I've found myself, of late, wishing there was another way to learn the lessons of faith while, at the same time, looking forward, to the next lesson of faith because I'm finally seeing the peace that passes all understanding  . . the lessons of faith bring

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Goals, The Way of Shalom

The first step I employ to realizing a goal in my life is to define the parameters or the 'work involved' in attaining that 'defined goal.' The second step is to actually do the work.

Paul said to the Colossians the 'work' is to make fully known the message of God.
Which is . . . We have been ransomed and set free, (past tense), by the blood of Christ . . . Col 1:25
Paul went on to say the 'goal' of that work is that we might be united with Christ or become one with Him. Col 1;28-29

When Christ is in us, we have Shalom with God. The word 'shalom' is the first word used in the Bible to define 'healing.' Genesis 43:28

Shalom - Peace, safety, prosperity, well being, intactness, wholeness, security, safety. Which brings feelings of satisfaction, well being, and contentment - perfect peace.

The 'work' to do to have Shalom in life is to begin to believe the message of God.
"He sent his word and he healed them and delivered them from destruction."
Psalms 107:20 The word he sent was the living word, Yeshua Ha' Maschiac; Jesus

The first step I try to employ in realizing a goal in my life is to define the parameters or the 'work involved' in attaining that 'defined goal.' The second step is to actually do the work. Of course, that is all predicated on whether I believe, or not, I can do the work and attain the goal . . . Even if no one else does . . .

Because ya see,  The goal of the Bible is to come to faith or trust in the One whom he sent . . . and not in our own efforts.  That doesn't mean we don't exert effort, it means we trust in what God did to make our effort successful . . .  and that is Jesus

The Horse is prepared for The Day of Battle but victory, (still), comes from the Lord . . .
Ya get it?  :)  My efforts are just a reflection of what I already believe.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jehovah Rapha

The first name God revealed to the Hebrew children, when he brought them out of bondage in Egypt was "Jehovah Rapha" 'I Am the Lord who heals you!"

David tells us in Tehillim, (Psalms), 105:37 . . . "There were NONE feeble among them."
The name Jehovah is the Hebrew name attributed to The Creator.

Ya can see who the Creator is by Reading John chapter 1 and Colossians chapter 1.
The Creator, according to those passages, is YESHUA Ha' Maschiac; alias, Jesus.

'Endurance' is an important element of our Faith or Trust. (see James chapter 1)

Our faith can and will be tested when troubles come our way. Jesus said, "Troubles will come our way in the world, but to fear not for He has already overcome them, ( the troubles ya see). In that, if I continue to stand on the word of God and not what the world or my circumstances or other people tell me . . . James says, the reward is the 'Crown of Life' when the testing or troubles are finished.

'Having done all else I stand on the WORD of GOD and Not what the world says . . .
It's my choice . . . Faith or Trust in God, Jehova Rapha brings me into the Promised Land of healing and nuthin else . . .

Endurance is perfected in Troubles. When Endurance is perfected there are no Troubles that can trouble me any more.
Troubles, when faced with faith, are what causes my endurance to grow . . . So I am gonna stand on the word of God with Endurance and let my endurance grow! James said, "When troubles come it is an occasion for Great Joy! Because of the reward that comes when our endurance is mature . . . (see James chapter one NLB)

Endurance - A bearing or suffering: a continuing under pain or distress without resistance or without sinking or yielding to pressure.
To last. To continue in a state of Trust without perishing; to remain to abide.

"We believed all the way to the end."
(Russel Wilson)

Even though Green Bay was, arguably, the 'better' team in the NFC Championship game, the Seahawk's
'endurance' brought them the Crown that day.
A perfect picture of how faith works, I'd say . . .

Friday, January 23, 2015


Rock - A stoney substance comprised of 2 or more minerals.
Some rocks, like granite, are strong enough to become a foundation to build on.
Some rocks, like Silver and Gold, bring prosperity when they are found.
Some rocks, any rock really, can be thrown to harm or kill.
(see Deuteronomy 32: 3-4; 13, 18, 31 and Psalms 18:32 The Complete Jewish Bible

Ever hear someone say, "I don't know what God's will for me is."

Paul prayed God would give the Messianic believers in the city of Colosse
a "complete" knowledge of His will. Colossians 1:9

He then went on to explain how that happens.

He said, "Yeshua is the visible image of the invisible God."

To know the complete will of God we only have to study and see the life and actions of Yeshua, (in the Gospels), "Who being full of the Holy spirit went about doing good and healing everyone who was sick and setting free all those who were oppressed by the devil." Acts 10:38

Because ya see, "Yeshua is the 'visible' image of the invisible God. Yeshua existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation! For through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. Yeshua made things we can see and he made things we cannot see!"
Colossians 1: 15-16

Yeshua changes not, He is the same yesterday, today , and forever! Hebrews 13:8
Now that is a Rock ya can build on!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Grace and Mercy

The lid of the Ark of the testimony, or covenant, God made with Israel; the Ark God had Moshe place the emblems of God's grace and mercy toward the rebellion of man is known in Judaism as the Mercy Seat or "propititory."

It is where God spoke to Moshe and is a type of the Messiah. It is where the Blood of the sacrifice was applied.

It had the Power to make "propitious"

Propitious - God's unmerited favor or kindness applied to men. A testimony, or proof, of God's disposition to be gracious and merciful to man's rebellion and His willingness to be forgiving of sins and to bestow blessing where no blessing was/is deserved . . .

Paul said, " Yeshua became the "propitiation" for our sins.

Nothing but the blood of Jesus can make us . .  . propitious . . . again.
The perfect Lamb of God . . . the Propititory. Think on it some today.