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March 10, 2010
We have been home now, in California, for a couple of weeks and this is where we are going to stay at least for awhile it seems. Steve is quite ill and both our vehicles are not operable, we are at the mercy of friends for whatever transport we do need, but I cannot say it is a totally bad place to be. The California hills are green, such a glorious green! The beautiful wild lupines are beginning to bloom along with the baby blue eyes and shooting stars, the sky was a magnificent blue today, the oaks are beginning to leaf, the sun shone and the stars are lighting up the night sky like so many twinkling diamonds. Even though some days it may not seem so obvious – YHVH is still in control! When I get to looking at the crazy, berserk antics of man, his absolute disregard for the supreme sovereignty of our Creator, I go sit in the sun and watch the new little leaves unfold before my eyes or stand under the flow glow of a brilliantly lit night full of stars and I am reminded of David’s psalm 8:
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Yes, He still rules over the heavens and the earth no matter what our natural eyes may be trying to tell us.
Here is an email I received today that is worthy for consideration:
Are You in Satan’s Crosshairs?

Satan seems to be more active as we approach the Holy Days. This is one of the reasons why the Bible contains numerous warnings about how Satan operates to deceive, divide and destroy God’s people.
Satan is described as a hunting lion who stalks his prey (1 Peter 5:8).
He is a dangerous adversary searching for vulnerable individuals (1 Timothy 5:14-15).
Satan does not hunt with claws or bullets, but instead spreads gossip, rumors and lies about others (1 Timothy 5:13, Leviticus 19:16; John 8:44).
He fosters dissension and divisions by stirring up fears, jealousy and wrong ambitions (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). He will also use anyone—members and ministers—to sow discord and do his work (2 Corinthians 11:1-15).
Satan zeros in on people who have doubts, hurts and resentments, who feel wronged or who feel their ideas, opinions or ambitions have been overlooked or denied.
He uses such individuals to criticize, lash out at or undermine others—especially those in leadership positions. We are advised not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).
As the Holy Days approach, let’s be ready to recognize and resist Satan’s attempts to deceive and divide.
Let’s not become unsuspecting victims of negative attitudes that he beams at those in his crosshairs (Ephesians 2:2.

There seems to be such a separation going on – in this are the tares being identified from the wheat? I heard an interesting talk about the tares awhile back that went something like this. When it comes time for harvest the tares are the ones standing straight up in the field while the wheat is bowed over because it is heavy with fruit. The tares have no fruit and therefore are not burdened under its wait. Whether this is indeed true agricultural fact or not I have not researched, but I did find the analogy interesting and appropriate for so many in this time.

There’s a lot of weariness among YHVH’S set-apart ones. We have struggled for the rich nourishment of the soil, the moisture from heaven, our share of fertilizer, space to grow, holding onto our fruit through adverse weather and now it is close to the time of harvest and our heads are bowed – waiting to be brought into the barn and delivered of the fruit we have carried to maturity.

The tares have no such weariness and with impunity suck up the richness of the earth and the heaven, crowding and jostling for space and standing tall as though impervious to all elements until the harvester’s scythe comes and cuts them down and throws them into the fire. They might have looked good, even sounded good, but they had no fruit.

“Well done” the Father is saying to His weary ones, “come now and enter into the joy of Your Master Yashua.”

Let us keep looking up for our redemption draws nigh.

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  1. I hope Steve is feeling better soon…and that your vehicles get fixed. We know that everything that happens YHWH either causes or allows. We also know He has a plan and a purpose. I believe you are correct in that this is your time to rest in Him. He is providing and will take care of you.

    Sending much love!

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