Month 7:5, Week 1:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year:Day 5940:182 AM|
TESHUVAH 34/39, 2Exodus 1/40
Gregorian Calendar: Sunday 28 September 2014
Continued from Part 33
Making Sense of Repentance
Teshuvah (repentence) does not, and cannot, make sense until after it is made, our understanding of its doctrine or theory notwithstanding. Teshuvah (repentance) challenges our pride, our carnal crutches, and everything that is not of Elohim (God). And whilst it most certainly hurts while it is being done, this is nothing in comparison to the heavenly rewards after it has been properly transacted with Yahweh.
The Promises and the Sacrifices
But we have to realise, as we wait in the shadow of the greatest anointing yet to be seen by mankind, that the teshuvahs (repentances) that are now expected of the elect cannot be anything but full and whole-hearted. To whom much is given, much is expected (Lk.12:48); likewise, to whom much is promised, much needs to be sacrificed. And Yahweh only wants us to sacrifice what is in any case useless to us, but a hindrance to everything tov (good): self-will and pride that stand in the way of Yahweh's purposes for us and those around us.
The Reality of Our World: What Will You Choose Now?
With Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonements) but a week away, and with the world tumbling inexorably toward a third world war what with the United States leadership bent on violating Syrian sovereignty as it did in Libya, this time by using their ISIS terror machine as an excuse to 'intervene', and with the threat of a nuclear exchange by the superpowers in the Middle East and Ukraine (it's been avoided by the restraint of Vladimir Putin); with the danger of terrorists letting off multiple dirty nuclear bombs in our cities, with these insane doomsters of Islam cutting off the heads of infidels everywhere; with Illuminati-made Ebola running rampant in Africa and the governments of formerly free Western nations like the USA and EU seizing more and more power by stealth and deception and become more and more totalitarian; with potential massive volcano eruptions threatening massive destruction in California and the American Mid West, and with nuclear radiation from Fukushima destroying the Pacific and contaminating the western USA and Canada; with drought and famine looming large and certain financial collapse imminent, the world and all mankind in it in this prophetic cycle is due for a terrible, terrible shaking from which it may never be possible to fully recover. And if we are to believe David Wilkerson's prophecy made 39 years ago, that is being fulfilled before our eyes, this will not be a famine requiring us to stock up supplies for one year but for seven years, as happened in Egypt during Joseph's time. IS THIS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE ANY SANE SOUL REPENT AND BEG YAHWEH FOR MERCY? What can I say to you, not just to make you listen (the easier part) but to actually do something for you and your families?
Alea est Jacta - The Dye is Cast
Of course I know the reason why: the devil has marked his anaethetised crop and is about to harvest it, and when any ripening of iniquity takes place, he takes his third, as he did in the heavens among the malakim (angels). I know that most unbelievers will not make teshuvah (repent) until it is too late, and I know that most believers will not make teshuvah (repent) either. My only hope is that some will respond and be saved. Just don't delay any longer. If there isn't enough writing on the wall for you by now, then nothing I nor anyone wlse says will make the slightest difference. It does seem, though, as though the dye is now cast, as Julius Caesar said in 49 BC when he decided to march toward Rome to protect himself against the machinations of Pompey. The choices that have been made are made and those who have made them must accept their inevitable consequences.
The Deceived Continue to Insist on Their False Teachings
Most earnest evangelical and messianic believers continue to contend that the End is upon us and one of my jobs is to both warn against this false teaching and to strengthen those who will be so terribly disillusioned when they discover they believed so many lies - including those who find they have not been raptured or that Great Tribulation and Second Coming has not taken place as they expected. How many times have these prophesied events been mistimed? Far too many. You may not believe me now but you will do later and hopefully make teshuvah (repent) then and abandon those false teachings that lead you down a spiritual cul de sac (dead end). But if your wrong chosing has left you homeless and phtysically destitute, or in a FEMA camp or Ebola quarantine zone, then all that may be left for any of us to do is to pray for you, that you may walk the painful path you have chosen because you would not listen or believe or take action, and do so in grace and humility rather than bitterness and rage.
Continued in Part 35
"Unless you repent, you too will all perish" (Luke 13:5, NIV).