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Deborah and Jael; Assignments Accomplished

***Article up-dated in order to reference scripture verses; originally posted 08/10/2014***

While reading through the book of Judges in the Old Testament, a rather unusual story can be found in the story of Deborah, and her ensuing song. (Judges 4 and 5)

The Lord elected a woman named Deborah to be the Judge of Israel. She was also a prophetess. In her song, during which she sings praises to the God of Israel…she describes herself first as a mother. This, to her, was her most important role.

***Jdg 5:7    The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

***Jdg 5:12    Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. (Where else do we read this phrase about leading “captivity captive?”)

She goes on, in her song, to speak about the ultimate victory over the Canaanite army and over their commander, Sisera, while she praises God. (When she prophesied to Barak, who The Lord called out to lead Israel’s forces against the mighty Caananites…he told her that he WOULD lead the Jewish offensive, but only if Deborah would accompany him. He would not go alone.)

Deborah willingly accompanying Barak after telling him that the victory would be his, per her prophecy…but he also should know that the person to whom the glory would go for that victory would not be him. It would go to…a woman.

(In those days women were considered chattel. Less than second class citizens. And here we have a woman, Deborah, leading all of Israel..her position being set by God, as all our leaders are chosen.)

***Jdg 4:8    And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

As a result of his action, in asking Deborah to accompany him, or he would not follow God’s command….both understood that a second woman; also chosen by God, would ultimately bring down the great military leader (Sisera) who had been plaguing the Israelites for 20 years; and that this second woman would be on the receiving end of the accolades due a hero. Or rather…a heroine. Barak would win no acclaim for the victory, a victory which was guaranteed by The Lord Himself!)

***Jdg 4:9    And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

As the tale unfolds, we learn further that there is a member of the Kenite tribe (a desert tribe, of which Moses’ father-in-law was a member) who has set his tent up in an area apart from the rest of his people. This man is serving as a lookout for the Canaanites, and is keeping Sisera aware of the whereabouts of Barak and his men. His name is Heber.

***Jdg 4:11    Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.

Israel and Canaan become engaged in battle. The Lord then steps in to win the conflict as He promised He would do, sending a massive rain storm. All the chariots and weaponry of the powerful army led by Sisera…become bogged down in the mud;

***Jdg 5:21    The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

…and those troops are soundly trounced by Barak and his small army. Not only trounced, but each and every one of them is slain.

***Jdg 4:16    But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.

***Jdg 5:20    They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

All slain except for their leader, Sisera, who flees, running past the tent of Heber the Kenite.
A woman named Jael, the wife of Heber…stands at the door and invites this mud-covered Sisera inside.

***Jdg 4:17    Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
4:18    And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.

When Sisera asked for water, she brought him…milk. Picture that milk being warmed for him. Doesn’t warm milk induce sleep? She drew a cover over him. Made him feel safe and warm. Made him comfortable. He fell asleep. (She was a picture of hospitality, which was so important in that desert community. She gave him more than he asked for. She was also following the Lord’s lead.)

***Jdg 5:25    He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

At the moment he was sleeping soundly …she put her able hands on a tent peg, took a hammer, and applied each in the proper sequence to the proper body part; killing him; driving the peg through his skull. (Note that she used no special tools…no special weaponry. She used the objects with which she was familiar, for the women of that time were responsible for erecting the tents when the tribe moved from place to place. She was adept at placing tent pegs where they needed to go.)

***Jdg 5:26    She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.

Then, when Barak came by, searching for Sisera, Jael called him into her tent, and showed him the slain body of Israel’s arch enemy. Dead on the ground.
At the hands of… a woman.

***Jdg 4:22    And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.

Deborah’s prophecy was fulfilled.

As a result of this episode….Jael was called “blessed above women. Blessed shall she be above women of the tent.”

***Jdg 5:24    Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Think about it. There is only one other woman in all of scripture who is called blessed. That woman was Mary, the mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Deborah…who was first a mother, was also a prophetess and a Judge of all Israel; the woman in charge of her country. The one to whom all came in order to resolve problems. The leader of the Nation Israel.
Jael: probably a mother; unknown to the world at large, residing humbly in a tent.
A woman whose life was spent in the background, as compared to Deborah’s life. Carrying out her day to day duties in relative obscurity.
Yet, ultimately called blessed above women of the tent! By the Holy Ghost, through the pen of the author of the book of Judges.

Do you think that because you are at home, caring for your family, doing the daily, endless tasks that are required of one who is managing the home front…that you may not be called to do great things for our Lord and Savior?

In this age we are told that a woman must subjugate herself to a man. But the bible says that a woman…a wife…must submit herself to her husband. It does not say that women as a whole are inferior to men. In this very example, a woman is chosen to carry out God’s will.

Jael knew exactly what she needed to do, in order to carry out God’s plan for her. And for Israel. All for God’s glory, in the end. Those were far different times, for the battle then was physical, obvious and earthly.

In this dispensation, the battle is unseen, invisible, spiritual and heavenly. But do not think that you cannot be called to carry out a role not usually assigned to women; something not usually a “woman’s thing” per the world’s definition.

We are not privy to knowing HIS plan for us, or for the world, except for what the Holy Spirit reveals to us via the scriptures. Never fall for the messages that you can only “count” for something if you are out there in the world, away from your family…making a “name” in some sort of business venture. That is the voice of “you-know-who” calling to you. The one who is currently ruling the world! Satan himself.

Deborah was a prominent ruler in those days, per the Lord’s election. Think of her description of herself. That she was first, a mother. A “working” mom. Yet, in her case…called out to fulfill her position of leadership by God Himself.

***Jdg 5:7    The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

Then..we have Jael. At home. Carrying out those daily sometimes grinding and thankless tasks.
A “stay-at-home” mom.

Her home was the place God sent the enemy so that she could vanquish him, Right IN her personal space…and then, when her brave task was completed, she was called “blessed above the women in the tents.” (Very brave as well, for she could only have one “shot” at carrying out the work she needed to do. If she had missed the mark, or if her heart and hand failed her, she would have been slain by her intended “victim.” If he lived, and did not kill her, her husband would have been required by the tribal laws to slay her…because there was a man other than her husband in her tent.)

What a huge lesson we read here…to “never discount the small things.” Never let go of the peace of God, which allows for a calm perspective in the midst of a crisis or an emergency. (Jael’s thoughts and actions were focused, precise: under control; powerful.)

Even if our entire life revolves around caring for our family and our home, this story reminds us to “be aware.” To know our surroundings…know what is happening around us. Know when things are amiss. Know..when action is required.

There may be a spiritual “Sisera” just around the corner, who will soon come into your tent. (Who is it that you listen to on radio, or watch on TV? You are inviting him into your “tent.”)
But God will empower you to properly rid yourself of him, for if he is harming you, he is also harming the body of Christ, of which you are a member.
The end result being the “riddance” of a “virtual” Sisera; to glorify God, and then, to strengthen the Body of Christ.

Never disregard the small things.

***Zec 4:10    For who hath despised the day of small things?

The small things. One’s home. One’s familiar tools. One moment in time.

Be strong in Christ. Stand firm. Be confident in His strength.

***Luk 16:10    He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Remember…..

***Rom 15:4    For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

***Eph 2:10    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Maranatha…

Louise Hudson…in His service.

~The following quotes were taken from an internet article…

***””The story of Deborah and Jael is important in the Bible because it teaches us that God delivers His people when they call on Him and that God is not opposed to using women to lead. So maybe we shouldn’t worry too much about what other people will say; instead, we should seek to know God and to obey His directions–even if they seem to be contrary to expectations and cultural norms.”

“While Mary was unquestionably blessed among women, as already stated, Scripture does not say she was blessed above women. Furthermore, she being blessed in this manner is not unique to her alone. Jael is described in a similar fashion.

Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. (Judg 5:24, KJV)”***

Sailing

In Acts 27, the Apostle Paul starts out on a perilous journey by sea.

He first warns the men surrounding him that the voyage will be beset with danger and “much damage” mainly because of the time of year that they are starting out. (Verse 10)

A soft Southerly wind lulls them into feeling safe; and so they set out, ignoring Paul’s admonition.

A tempest arises…the ship must be “lightened” by throwing their goods overboard. Hope is soon dashed as the storm worsens.

After two weeks of being thrown about by the wind and high seas, Paul addresses the crew and tells them to “be of good cheer” for “the Angel of The Lord” told him that no man would lose his life. That “God hath given thee (Paul) all them that sail with thee.” ***Notice the verb tense.***
All that sail with thee. Not all that **did** sail with thee, or all that **sailed** with thee..but all that SAIL with thee. ***Present tense.*** Now.

(There were 266 souls on board that ship. That number is equivalent to the number 5. ***2 + 6 = 8 + 6 = 14 = 1 + 4 = 5.*** The number 5 is the number of grace, as set forth in the scriptures.) Grace is given all who stay with Paul. Who do not jump ship. Paul tells the men who try to lower a life boat that if they DO leave that tempest tossed ship, that they will die. The men then cut the life boat ropes and stay with Paul.

He then advises them to “eat meat” for they have not eaten for two weeks at that point in time. And so, in the midst of the storm, the men receive meat and their strength is restored, as well as their hope of survival. (We, too are told that we need meat when struggling with the storms in our lives..that meat being provided to us as we read the Word of God and think upon it. Mull it over. Digest it. “Eat the book” as Daniel is told…it will be sweet on the tongue, and bitter in the stomach, as we begin to draw our sustenance from Him. As He gives us His strength while we face each trial and tribulation. As we apply those words to our very lives. The often…bitter truth.)

The crew rallies as their attitudes become changed and refreshed. They are “of good cheer” as they rid the ship of it’s baggage. After taking in this meat, their food…they “committed themselves to the sea” upping the sails and making for shore. They run aground. The fore- part of the ship is held fast. Stuck. The rear part is broken up. All who could swim are instructed to cast themselves into the sea and swim for it. The remaining grab boards, broken pieces of the ship…anything that would keep them afloat as they float towards land.

Paul tells them that no life will be lost of those who sail with him. All 266 aboard bear witness to his words; living to tell the tale. “They escaped all safe to land.”

Isn’t this Paul’s message even today, told us in his Epistles; when he says we will be judged by “his gospel” at the Bema Seat of Christ? That if we stay with him our lives will be saved?

Jesus Christ Himself told Paul “I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness BOTH of these things which thou hast seen and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee. Delivering thee from the people and from the Gentiles UNTO whom now I send thee.” Acts 20: 16-17 (Caps mine.)

His appointment was made after Christ arose. His instruction was different than that taught to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who knew The Lord while He walked upon the earth. Only Paul teaches us who were once Gentiles, to follow him even as he follows Jesus Christ. Of course, this message also applies to the Jewish followers; as well as all believers in this age of grace. But Paul was sent specifically to the Gentiles, while Peter and his crew ministered to the believers in Jerusalem.

We can apply the lesson in Acts 27 to our situation in today’s world. Grace is given to those who believe and “stay” with Paul. Who follow Paul’s gospel. There are more than two or three witnesses found in scripture that attest to these words; this grace, this example which relates to the 266 saved and refers to the number 5 which pertains to grace.

There are 5 offerings in the Tabernacle in Leviticus. (These were fulfilled in Jesus Christ.)
5 women in Christ’s genealogy.
Romans 11: 5 and 6…grace is mentioned 5 times. Works…4 times. (4 is the number of the world.)
5 names of Jesus (Isaiah 9: 6)
5 “works of grace” (Romans )
5 senses in our bodies
5… Is also connected to death. There is no grace without a substitutionary death.

Oh…and those 14 days that the ship’s crew had fasted, until Paul told them to “be of good cheer” and to “eat meat”…equals 1+ 4 or….5.

It’s all about grace….and also…
Something for us…to “chew” upon, while He sets our faith-driven sails to follow the coordinates that will take us to the destination known only to Him.

Maranatha…
Louise Hudson

Israel

IJohn 4:22 (KJV)

****22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.****

In light of the serious situation in Israel this day…..please….”pray for the peace of Jerusalem!”
Bible prophecy tells us that the worse is yet to come for God’s earthly people, not only now, but also after the soon-coming Rapture…followed by the 7 year Tribulation….the “time of Jacob’s trouble.”

We, who believe Paul’s gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) that Jesus Christ is the Son of God….born of a virgin…dying on the cross for all sinners…descending into hell, and on the third day was resurrected by the Power of God…(That Jesus, now sitting at the right hand of God, interceding for us against the complaints of the adversary)… We, are indebted to the Jewish people. For right now their eyes of understanding are darkened: they, as a Nation do not know God… which allows us to be brought into the Lord’s heavenly family while they are lo-Ammi. Placed on the “back burner” during this Age of the “Church, the body of Christ.”
Never once forgetting that our Jesus Christ was a Jew in His earthly incarnation, we must remember that we have been adopted by His Father. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have a kinship with believing Israel.
But soon…God will once again focus on His earthly people, and unleash His wrath upon them as they are purified by the fire that is just around the corner. Only a remnant will survive. The scriptures tell us what lies ahead for them, as well as for the rest of the world, after we are “taken up.”
In the meantime… We are told that The Lord will “bless those who bless” the Jews…and “curse those who curse” them.
Please keep them in your prayers now and forever more.
Our God….was and is…their God! They need our prayers more than ever right now, and every day moving forward.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

*****”Ps 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”*****

*****”Gen 12: 1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”*****

Please pray also for those who are fellows in Christ…members of His Body…who are living through the terror in their land. We need to ask The Lord to comfort them, in their travail. And please ask that we soon will meet each other in the air.
Soon, Dear Lord. It is getting darker here.

Maranatha…

Louise Hudson

“For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” Romans 11:25

The Form of the Trial

(This writer had just come to the realization that she was holding onto bits and pieces of her past life “talents”: those that were hers prior to becoming a Disciple of Yeshua. The ensuing discussion had centered around the fact that surrendering these things will certainly lead to more surveillance from the adversary because the Holy Spirit will be acquiring more “space” in her mortal envelope! Satan notices these things. And so…the article below is written in response to that discussion about the trials and tribulations endured by those of us in the Faith; how the trials, testing will increase as we draw closer to The Lord and our relationship with Him deepens and matures.)

As Paul says in 1 Timothy……..
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

It’s the anticipation of awaiting the form that the trial will take…but then, perhaps this too is a trial…for even anticipation removes one’s eyes from the eternal.

You see… In my own experience, I had given up all my overt old habits…with just a few “little” slips into the creative world. (There was a dream. In it, I was told that I could either be “wise In the word” or…really good in my craftsmanship. That they could not mix. I chose “wisdom.” And then was told that a lot of sorrow would accompany the “wisdom” selection. I kept that choice anyway. The dream ended abruptly.)

I have/had a passion for baking and cooking…I love the chemistry of it all…and it took up a large part of my time. “But God”… really gave me the message that this should all be in the past. Not just this cooking thing…but all past passions, talents…for, when I start to do anything, it becomes all-absorbing. I completely lose track of time. And then…I am not focused on Him!!!

This all hit me only last week. Listening to a teaching, the Holy Spirit made some of the words dance in front of my eyes. It only took three years to completely get through to me, for I am a slow study. He is now providing all my food. (The cooking and baking and eating time has already been taken from me. That was the first…)

He is making circumstances such that I must lean on Him for everything. Had a nifty idea for a bracelet for my granddaughter…started with the beads and the jewelry tools…and yet another “message” hit me between the eyes. I could not finish it, and must also put that in the past. I had a week of mourning.

Yet, I dabbled here and there in various projects…small ones….and The Lord had patience…but showed me that I am wrong. Like…well, just reading about the newest recipes isn’t really bad…but it is, for my eyes have taken in my old nemesis and a yearning begins to grow and to just “try” that recipe…and old Satan has successfully convinced me that it is just a “little” time I am giving that recipe. Satan 1, Louise 0.

The touchdown still to be determined, for words are cheap and actions must now be the determining factor. The leaven has to go. That yarn is leaven. The card stock is leaven. The beads and the tools..the reading of recipes…all leaven, for they draw me back to doing “small” projects. And I have “winked” at the small diversions.

I know that we have already won the battle. Satan has already been condemned…he is just awaiting his formal imprisonment. The war was won at the resurrection. And we are on the winning side for our faith is strong in our Saviour. And yet, every day old Adam creeps in…for the things I do not want to do…I do.

Our walk is blameless, for God looks down on us and sees only His Son. But I want to be a friend of God. Which means a closer walk. Which points to Enoch who walked with Him in the evenings and then was taken up…much like we will be in the soon Rapture. We are in the evening now…the walk must be tighter, closer, and more submissive and that; only through the Spirit’s strength…not our own.

It is funny…many who I have admired in the past…we would get together in the evenings and talk. When I worked. We would stay after hours and just talk. The evenings have always been very special to me. And those other people seemed to fit into the mold. End of the day. Cool of the evening. Put the tasks of the day to rest. Clean up. Physically and mentally.

THIS evening…the one in which we now live…is the most special. Which means every day we who share various portions of His body should also share these moments of revelation…for it often seems that writers have it all under control, and are not affected by the daily poisonous barbs thrown at them by the adversary.

HE does not just change one’s life completely…but still gives many choices and options while the growing process continues.

Maybe this will help a fellow believer who wonders why his or her fellowship with Christ is not progressing…the the Spirit will latch those eyes of that person onto this article. Much as HE took hold of me over the past several weeks.

Doesn’t all of this sound silly? Candy eggs and knitting yarn and making jewelry. Printing and developing themes and using many different color techniques to achieve the design. Molding and working clay. All of it…goes. A sense of relief is building in me, for the “cleaning out” makes room for incoming tools of the new trades. The new talents. Some as yet unknown.

How thankful we are to know Him, yet more thankful to know He knows us.

Maranatha…
Louise Hudson

2 Corinthians 12:9, 10
**And He said unto me, “MY grace is sufficient for thee; for MY strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak…then I am strong.**

Love Letters

Imagine that your husband, or wife….a. beloved one..is now living a long distance from you. He or she has no internet connection available to them. (Ok, this might be a “stretch” of the imagination, but…bear with me.)
Now, because they cannot tell you when they will return home to you, because of contractual agreements with their company, or perhaps are on an extended assignment with the armed forces….your only form of communication is by hand-written letter. A slow process. Painfully slow, especially in these times of immediate “face time” and Skype and messaging services.
But…take it a step further.
There is a knock at the door. Suddenly, you are face to face with the one from whom you’ve been separated for so long….you run to each other, embracing, overwhelmed by the fact that you are together again.
Conversation follows, as the exultation subsides….you begin to speak about your lives while apart.
He or she asks you about the many letters written and sent to you. Were you able to understand them? Were you able to grasp the emotion, the longing to be with you…the anticipation of that coming together once again…?
And you say…”oh, I have been SO busy! There they are, in that basket on the shelf…I didn’t even get a chance to open them. You know…the kids’ sports, the housework, the job, shopping….I was just SO tired each evening that I fell asleep without reading them!”
Can you imagine the look on that face now in front of you? The disappointment? The diminished look of joy? The eyes unable to hide the overwhelming sense of betrayal that you have just shown?
And this…done to one you say you LOVE…one who you say…is alway on your mind….one who you say…you will never forsake.
After contemplating this scene; let us fast-forward to the next big event in the life of a true believer in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. As the Resurrected One.
The call has gone out. The Rapture at hand. The command to “Come up here” is heard and obeyed, as that phalanx of angels is dispatched to accompany us to our new home in the heavenly place.
You finally get to look upon His face.
And He asks you (although He already knows the answer…)
“Have you read the letters I sent to you? My love letters, the words set down by my scribes…especially for you, sent to your address…letters that told you of my eternal love for you? Those letters that I even had bound together so none would be lost….in a book…called the Bible?”
What will you answer?
Will it be…”oh, I was just SO busy. I had them on the shelf, and really meant to read them, but time just got away from me. You know how it is….”
Imagine the sorrow in His eyes….that you chose to read…say, the daily newspaper….a well written book….your email…..Facebook…..watch the news/shows on TV….but did not read the words so carefully worded and carried through the past centuries so that you would know of His love and His plan for you.
How will He feel? How will you feel?
Those busy days are forever behind you, as is the chance to sit down and open those letters; gone forever the opportunity to show Him that you cared enough to spend your time with Him, reading His Words…divine messages from the God that you said you adored.
Words are cheap when spoken by one who is providing “lip service” for the world to see…but in truth…is not motivated to reach out and even open the envelope containing those letters. To open the Book.
It is not too late. But time, as we know it…is moving quickly. Don’t place yourself in the terrible position of disappointing our Master Correspondent above. Your actions…my actions…speak louder than our earthly words can ever speak.
Grab that book of letters….from Him to you…while you still can. Open them. Revel in them. They are not just “words” after all…they are LIVING words…words of action. Meant to glorify Him, and to enhance those of us who are a part of his living body.
When He asks you about them….at His Mercy Seat….how wonderful to be able to say…”yes, my Lord…I read them. And in reading them, learned about You. They told me how to live my life for You; my life became Your Life, as you taught me how to come closer to you…” (Of course, that depends on whether you can even speak at all….given the “Company” in which you find yourself!)
Imagine the look in His eyes …will you hear Him say: “well done, faithful servant!?!”
There is a song that is popular now…..”I can only imagine”…which speaks of how we will react when face to face with our Creator.
Will we dance for Him? In exultation? Will we be on our faces…unable to even look at Him? Will we break out in song…as we adore him….as we confess that His letters…sustained us while we walked upon the earth…giving us the hope of His coming…that His scriptures were our only source of solace; of understanding; of comfort while waiting for Him to come for us? While waiting for our Blessed Hope?
This is my prayer for all of us who are in His Body.
That we use our time diligently. Allowing His love for us to permeate us, through the power of the Holy Spirit within …through the absorption of His Word…that Word; sent to us, preserved for us and written to us by His scribes, in anticipation of our opening them with joyful anticipation, barely able to await the next opportunity for reading, the next revelation…the whole time becoming more like Him..per His instruction…which He specifically sent to us by way of the Apostle Paul. In…the letters. The…Epistles.
Love letters. Coded love letters! Encrypted love letters! Understood…only by those who belong to Him…through the translation services of the Spirit’s power in us.

Maranatha …

Louise Hudson

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Romans 13:11