One of the things I really hate is religious clichés and religious talk. A lot of believers love to talk. Personally I am more interested in the walk even if it is wordless. Actions always speak louder than words.
Coming from a wordsmith like myself that might at first seem a bit contradictory. We need words to convey the emet (truth) about saving principles but they really come to an end at a certain point because what then matters and counts are actions.
Yahweh and Yah'shua (Jesus) rarely mince words. And they are rarely repetitive...which is a bit embarrassing for people like myself who have a tendency to ramble if not careful. But over the last 24 hours I have come to realise something more strongly than ever before - if the words aren't a reflection of true emunah (faith), then they aren't going to manifest Yahweh's power. And if Yahweh's power is not manifest, then really what's the point?
There are, of course, a great many things that distinguished Yah'shua (Jesus) from other men but one of them that stands out for me today is the fact that He claimed only to do what He saw His Father doing:
We are never going to manifest the power of the Father in the world if we don't imitate the Son. And we're centainly never going to do that if we don't hear Him properly. It's not that He isn't revealing Himself because He is - it's a question of our attentiveness.
"Then Yah'shua (Jesus) answered and said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner'" (John 5:19, NKJV).
A few days ago Yahweh warned me of something important in a vision. I hadn't been too well connected for a few days and so I only understood one part of it when I saw it - if I had known it had had another dimension it might have prepared me better for what was to come. It doesn't pay not to be connected.
Yahweh is constantly showing us things. He loves to show us things but in order to behold them, it requires some action on our part:
This is not a vague suggestion but an absolute promise. If we call, He will answer and He will show us great and mighty things which we don't presently know. Of course the "calling" has to be in emunah (faith) - if we don't really believe we can't possibly expect the results promised.
"Call (qara') to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jer.33:3, NKJV).
The word qara' is, however, a bit stronger than our English word "call" - it literally means to "accost", that is, to approach, stop and speak to a person - there are three actions involved. We can't just throw off words in passing and move on. And the fact that we have 'stopped' means we are serious about getting an answer. An investment of time is involved that is used in approaching (in praise), stopping (to converse) and speaking with a view to remaining 'stopped' to get an answer back. And moreover this has to be guided action:
This 'accosting' has to be done in purity, with real intent, and in the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). This calling is a threefold action involving three persons: you, Yah'shua (Jesus) and the Ruach (Spirit).
"But when the Ruach Emeet (Spirit of Truth) has come, She will lead you in all emet (truth), for She will not speak from the mind of the nefesh (soul, carnal mind) but all that She hears, that She will speak, and She will make known to you future things" (Jn.16:13, HRV).
Calling on Yahweh implies quality time. We can and should seek for power - for miracles, though not of our own choosing, but His. We call Him for our instructions and we 'see' how it is done before it is done.
Believe the promises and then seek them in the tavnith (pattern) revealed!