22 September 2010 (Revee/Shavu'ot)|
Day #190, 5934 AM
The End of All Things
You Should Be There Already
Someone who has entered into the Beginning also, simultaneously, has entered into the End, because He walks in the One who is both the Beginning (alef/alpha) and the End (taw/omega), Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). For the one who walks in this spiritual continuum there is always a simutaneous sense of both beginning and end because for him every ending is also a new beginning.
"The end (ketz) of all things is at hand; therefore be serious (zililut da'as - sober-minded) and watchful (kibush hayetzer - self-controlled) in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love (ahavah) for one another, for 'love will cover a multitude of sins (ahavah kol peysha'im tchasseh)' " (1 Peter 4:7-8, NKJV)
The moedim or appointments of Yahweh teach us this emet (truth) too. Everything is a progressive cycle of beginnings and endings until, at the very 'end', beginning and endings all merge together. That one Eternal Round is the reality in which we will live one day when the Millennium is no more and the current heaven and earth are all wrapped up and the new ones enter into being.
The more you operate in Yahweh's reality, the closer the Beginnings and Endings come until they are repeating at such rapidity that you cannot distinguish between them. Then time suddenly wraps back on itself and every becomes echad (one).
What propells this emerging oneness? Fervent ahavah - the fervent love of Yahweh-Elohim. It is this intensely passionate ahavah, which can only exist in true tavnith or Torah-pattern, that is the reality of the internal universe of the one authentically born-again to the chayyim or life of the Elohim Family.
In the final of the festivals of Yahweh - in that final, consumptive year of this current world system. today will mark a great and wonderful END. For us who are in Messiah Yah'shua, we are constantly at that 'end' if we truly - in our heart-of-hearts - do not wish to return to the world from which we were snatched by the divine arms of salvation. If not - if the world still has attraction for us - then we will continually approach that end by never reach it, and one day fall like one tumbling out of a skyscraper back - not to the beginning which was our initial redemption - but before even that - to the time we were not saved. That is the worst 'end' of all.
If we have not reached our "end of all things" then we need to hasten to it so as not to plummet back from whence we came, and become as a dead branch, cut off, and fit only for burning.
I had an unpleasant revelation during the teshuvah or repentance season now passed as I was preparing the series of devotionals on fruits for you. I saw that whilst I was ready for the final Yom Teruah (Second Coming) I was not ready for the final Yom Kippur (Day of Judgment) and therefore not ready for the final Sukkot (Marriage Feast of the Lamb). And if you're not ready for the spiritual reality and fulfillment of any of Yahweh's festivals, you not only can't realise the ones ahead of you but in truth you need to go back and work through another cycle because you're missing something fundamentally important.
Peter highlights the three characteristics of the person who has successfully navigated to the End and is ready for a New Beginning:
Victories are being won, stages along the Journey of Life are being consummated and New Beginnings have come. Though I am not at the end of my Journey yet I at least know where I am and what has to be done. My prayer is that you will too, and that if you don't yet know, our Heavenly Father will show it to you so that you can become focussed on concrete spiritual targets, recognising who the enemy is and what he is up to so you can defeat him, kitting up with the appropriate armour for the fight, and bearing forth a renewed heart in Yah'shua our Messiah. The best is yet to come!
- 1. Serious-mindedness, soberness;
- 2. Watchfull, self-controlled; and
- 3. Full of intensely passionate (fervent) ahavah (agapé, self-sacrificing love).