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HOW TO MAINTAIN A POSITION OF SPIRITUAL POWER

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HOW TO MAINTAIN A POSITION OF SPIRITUAL POWER

One of the definitions of power is “the capacity to influence other people or the course of events.” In my last teaching titled “Decision, Determination, and Destiny” (the story of Ruth) we saw that Ruth was propelled from poverty to status as a world class influence because of her willingness:

1. To change;

2. To learn; and,

3. To receive.

Once she obtained her position of power as the wife of Boaz, she maintained it and ultimately became a member of Royal Ancestry: it was through her seed line that the Messiah Jesus was born. Through her progeny … because of her decision to make major changes … every person on Planet Earth has the decision making ability to choose to go to Heaven and live with God forever.

Question: What are you doing with the talents, skills, and abilities which Almighty God has given you? What are you doing in your position of power . . . or ARE YOU in a position of power?

When I’m in my home area I walk out in the mornings on the patio and see some of the most beautiful buildings in the world: great challenges of engineering, architecture, and construction; inspiring and aesthetic grandeur. I think of how God gave men the skills, the wisdom, and the materials to make such awesome objects of beauty. How much more excellent is the universe which God created … and how wonderful the human body which God created?

I then think about the buildings, as beautiful as they are, being in a CLOSED SYSTEM. Then I see the trees near the buildings: gorgeous palm trees, even evergreen trees, and also some deciduous trees. And, I realize the new trees – while growing – are in an OPEN SYSTEM.

Once the last weldment, the last wall board, the finish trim are in place … a building is then in a CLOSED SYSTEM. It starts the process of deterioration, and through the years needs maintenance … possible restoration … until it has seen its last days.

A fetus in the womb of its mother is in an OPEN STATE. It is developing and growing, but as soon as it parts the womb it is then on a path of limited number of years and becomes a CLOSED SYSTEM.

The Bible tells us that our average life span is 70 to 80 years; of course, some people – like my mother – live much longer … and of course, some people live much shorter. We should at the least expect this average longevity and believe God for it.

“The days of our years are threescore and ten; and if by reason of strength they are fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away.”
[Psalm 90:10]

This Psalm, of course, was written under the Old Covenant (or, Testament). Thank God, when we know Yeshua ha Meshiach (Jesus the Messiah) personally we can experience JOY every day of our life, even in times of trial and heartbreak. We can LEARN how to create an open system … that will develop from and during the closed system of this mortal life on earth … through parallel goals that will endure throughout eternity.

We hear a lot of talk today about having an “exit plan,” especially with reorganization in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. It is important for us to have an exit plan. Our exit plan should be EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN our long term goal(s). We should also have parallel goals: one of which is consistently the same. The goal which is always the same is this: to honorably represent Messiah and give glory to God.

The other parallel goal will be determined when we spend time with God in His Word and in prayer as we RECEIVE His will for our lives. If we are in the PERFECT CENTER OF HIS WILL, then what we do … God does!

When the children of Israel were at the edge of the Red Sea, being chased by Pharaoh and 600 of his chosen chariots of war, God told Moses, “But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the middle of the sea.” [Exodus 14:16]

However, in verse 21 we read, “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea: and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.”

After you have heard from God, you have to take the “step of faith.” When the children of Israel were at the Jordan River ready to go into the promised land, the water did not part until the priests put their feet into the water.

Other than finding Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) as your personal savior, here’s one of the greatest things you can learn in life:

IF YOUR PLAN FITS INTO GOD’S PLAN …

………. YOU WILL HAVE GOD’S FAITH …

……………….. AND GOD’S FAITH ALWAYS WORKS!

That’s why some people never fail permanently. They may hit the pit 10 or 20 times, but they always rise up victoriously! “For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” [Proverb 24:16]

If you are not in an open state at this time, then ask yourself: “Why?” Don’t blame someone else. If it is a problem of sin, then pray and ask God to forgive you. Repent … turn from the situation or practice that is keeping you from spiritual growth and development. If you do not know yeshua as your Lord … then pray and ask Jesus to take control of your life … to save you and lead you the rest of your time here on earth.

Develop the habit of asking the Holy Spirit to teach you something from the Bible every day that will help you in learning about your two parallel goals:

GOAL #1 – To honorably represent Messiah and give glory to God.

GOAL #2 – To accomplish the GREAT WORK for which you were created; the thing that is the DEEP DESIRE within your heart.

Once we have established a position of spiritual power, we need to maintain it. As in football, basketball, baseball, rugby, or any sport … our best defense is a good offense! Build relationships with other people … don’t burn them! Rabbi Shaul (Paul) was constantly building good, permanent relationships by leading people to Messiah and by training them to be disciples and followers of the Lord.

We need to be soul winners. I know some rabbis and ministers who go a whole day never telling anyone about Messiah … and then use the excuse that their job is only to equip the believers. The real JOY of life is helping people find eternal life through Yeshua and then helping them to grow and be productive leaders.

In a previous teaching, Keys To Foundational Relationships, we discussed that sometimes it is God’s will for us to break off relationships, but that is surely NOT the case all the time! If you have a problem constantly breaking off relationships with people, then ask God for healing.

Usually such problems arise out of insecurity or out of “fear of failure” to handle situations: insecurity that is usually imbedded from childhood; or, “fear of failure” resulting from repeated past negative performance. Also, the problems may occur sometimes because of a bad spirit (a demon) and must be dealt with by prayer, confession of the Word of God, and sometimes counseling accompanied by exorcism.

Remember, with Messiah Yeshua you have a new start every day. Learn to cultivate good friendships with people. Show them . . . and yourself … that the Holy Spirit lives in you.

King Saul was a classic case of a “bridge-burner.” King David was a classic case of a “bridge builder.” [1 Samuel Chapters 10 through 31] “Bridge-burning” usually results from insecurity, fear, or jealousy … or a combination of them; and often manifests with the OLD order trying to “spear” the NEW order to the wall. King Saul was jealous of the anointing from God upon David! He was mad at David and afraid of him because God was with him. [1 Samuel 18:5-12]

Be aware of something: The “new order” does not necessarily mean young in age or seniority … or inexperienced. The “new order” can be older people … seasoned, experienced people … breaking away from established form: form that was once fresh with the Spirit.

If we find ourselves in the “old order”, we need to build bridges with the “new order” to establish UNITY for the Lord’s sake. This will accomplish two things:

1. It will assure that we are open to what the Spirit is doing; and,

2. It will place us in a position of blessing to receive a new anointing, and to receive God’s best as a “peace-maker” for unity’s sake [Matthew 5:9]). This way we maintain a position in an OPEN SYSTEM.

When we pray the suggested guidelines for daily prayer as the Lord suggested (the disciple’s prayer [Luke 11:1-4]), we are asking for God’s will … and IF we mean what we pray … we will be open to what God WANTS and what God DOES. God wants unity among his people and He honors “bridge-building” [Ephesians 4:3]. To fulfill your service to the world and to maintain your position of power in an OPEN SYSTEM, you must build bridges!

Maybe you have had a problem with this in the past … or maybe you are having a problem with this NOW. Your situation may be one where a person is angry with you … maybe rightfully so, or maybe wrongfully. Well … I’ve got good news for you. It’s “turn around” time. Here is a promise you can claim:

“Surely the wrath of man shall praise you [God]: and the remainder of wrath you shall restrain.” [Psalm76:10]

Pray and ask God to turn the situation around and make the past anger, or wrath, turn into praise to God. Let the situation PRAISE HIM! And then, ask God to RESTRAIN the remainder of the wrath so there will be no more anger. It works; I’ve used that promise many times.

Two other things that are very important in maintaining an OPEN SYSTEM, and of which we should be cognizant, are as follows:

1. To ACKNOWLEDGE the help and work of those with whom we are associated.

2. To develop the ability to graciously RECEIVE.

Now YOU … like Ruth … can be a world class influence: operating in an open system of spiritual power, and changing nations and generations for eternity!



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2009/07/02 Posted by | CONFLICT RESOLUTION, EXPAND YOUR INFLUENCE, LEADING WITH POWER AND LOVE, MINISTRY, SPIRITUAL POWER, TIME & RELATIONSHIPS | Leave a comment

DECISION, DETERMINATION, AND DESTINY

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DECISION, DETERMINATION, AND DESTINY

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DECISION, DETERMINATION, AND DESTINY

We received several requests recently after the teaching ezine titled The New You to do a writing on the Book of Ruth in the Tanakh (Old Testament). It never amazes me how the God of Israel has His eye on individuals and listens to their heart cry.

Several years ago a 14-year-old Arab girl named Neya wanted to know Issa (Yeshua in Hebrew, Jesus in English). At that time we distributed return mail business reply cards for people who wanted to study the Holy Bible by mail. People would then send the cards to us with their names and addresses. The postage on these cards was paid for by our office when received them at the post office.

The cards were only good, or honored, inside the USA. However, one day we received a card from a country in the Middle East. It had traveled from there, across the European continent, and to our post office box in the USA … with NO postage on it. I still remember the girl’s last name and address, but for confidentiality I will not reveal it. She finished the whole Bible course and became a wonderful believer in Messiah Yeshua. God knew that girl, where she lived and what she needed.

It was the same way with Ruth, who lived in Moab, which is present day Jordan.

In the days when the judges ruled (a period of backsliding for most of Israel) about 1300 to 1100 B.C., there was famine in the land of Israel. A man from Bethlehem, named Elimelech went to live in the land of Moab with his wife, Naomi, and their two sons. The two sons were named Mahlon and Chilion.

Elimelech’s name means “My God is King” and his wife’s name Naomi means “pleasant.” Mahlon’s name means “sickly” and Chilion’s name means “a mental or physical decline.” In other words, the sons were weak and puny. Bethlehem [Beit Lechem in Hebrew], of course, means “House of Bread.” If you want to order white bread in Hebrew you ask for lechem lavan; if you want dark bread, you ask for lechem shacor.

In the Bible, in the Tanakh (Old Testament), God refers to Moab as His washpot. “Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.” (Psalm 108:9)

We see right away in the first two verses of the Book of Ruth a warning. Don’t leave the place of promised blessing. Also, be constant in maintaining your testimony … you never know how it will affect other people. You are the only Bible some people read. Whenever Elimelech walked down the street, people would think: “Here comes a man whose God is King.” And yet, Elimelech, because of the famine he saw, left the promised place of blessing – the House of Bread – and went to Moab, the garbage can.

After living in Moab a while, Elimelech died, leaving behind Naomi and her two sons. The sons took wives of the women of Moab; one was named Orpah and the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion died, leaving behind Naomi and her two daughters-in-law. Later, Naomi heard that the LORD had attended His people in Bethlehem by giving them bread; the famine was over. So Naomi started to return to her homeland.

She told her two daughters-in-law to return to their mothers. But they said, “No, we will surely return with you to your people.” But Naomi answered them, “Turn back … are there any more sons in my womb that they may be your husbands?” Under the Law of God a man could take his brother’s widow as his wife so that seed (children) could be raised up in his brother’s name, and his brother’s name not be put out of Israel.

Naomi told them, “I’m too old to get married again, and even if I were to get married, would you wait until I have sons and they grow up so you can marry them?” So Orpah kissed her mother-in-law and said “God be with you but Ruth clung to her mother-in-law. Ruth told Naomi, “Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you live, I will live. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.”

So the two of them returned to Bethlehem. When Naomi and Ruth arrived in Bethlehem, the women recognized Naomi. The women said, “Is this Naomi?” But Naomi told them, “Don’t call me Naomi [pleasant]; call me Mara [bitter], for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty.” Now they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest. (Ruth Chapter One)

DECISION

Ruth’s life, and the future blessing of people in every nation of the world, was about to be influenced dynamically . . . eternally. Why? Because of Ruth’s decision! There were three (3) attributes of Ruth’s life that propelled her from poverty to status as a world class influence. These attributes all had the same underpinning: willingness.

Ruth manifested a disposition, a willingness – whether as an acquired habit or as a characteristic tendency – to be able:

1. To change;

2. To learn; and,

3. To receive.

Ruth didn’t appear to be afraid to make a CHANGE. If she was afraid, her trust in Israel’s God, the God of Naomi, helped her make the decision. Naomi must have been a wonderful testimony to her daughters-in-law.

Don’t be afraid to leave your “comfort zone”
. If Ruth had not left her comfort zone, none of the blessings that eventually overtook her would have happened.

There are three important principles that need to be considered in any aspect of decision making:

What effect will this decision have on others?

What effect will this decision have on my future?

What good (or, bad) can come from this decision?

In short, they can all be summed up in one principle: “What does Yeshua want ME to do?”

Sometimes we have to make a fast decision (or, we think we do). This is why we need to make sure we’re constantly walking in the Spirit and listening to the Spirit. This is done daily by:

1) Reading God’s Word;

2) Praying; and,

3) Forgiving.

Start your day with the Holy Bible and prayer.

One very important thing to realize is that even “minor” decisions influence “major” decisions later in time; by virtue of the fact of “habit-making” or “habit-forming” patterns. Actions build patterns, and patterns build habits. (Also, habits build personalities!)

Another thing we need to realize is that contrary to modern educational philosophy, there is always a “right” or “wrong” decision? Even if you consider that one decision may be better (or, worse) than another … there is still only one BEST decision. This is why we need God’s wisdom.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and does not blame for asking; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5)

We have made this too difficult – if you ask, God gives you wisdom! If you’re walking in the Word of God, most of the time you won’t have to ask for wisdom: God’s Word is wisdom! That’s why it’s important to read the proverbs daily (in addition to your other Bible reading).

Seeking wisdom in ordinary matters is just as important as seeking God for direction, even though it may not seem so. Again, the little decisions add up to BIG ones and build a “habit pattern” over a period of time. Strive for quality decisions, even in little matters. The COMPOSITE of the large MAJOR decisions in our lives is usually the summation of the smaller minor decisions and habit-patterns we have formed along life’s way.

DETERMINATION

Ruth was thrust into a place where it was NECESSARY for her to LEARN. She had to learn a new culture, a new religion, and a new way of sustenance or income. If she had not been WILLING to learn – or had the DETERMINATION to learn – she would not have succeeded. Never grow too old to learn!

She was determined to go through, no matter what it took or how difficult it would be. And you will go through, my friend, if you have that same determination and trust in God. You’re going to go through!

There was a relative of Naomi’s deceased husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz. He was a powerful man of good social standing and prosperous.

Ruth had asked her mother-in-law to allow her to go into the field and glean heads of grain in the sight of whomever she would find favor. Under the Law of God, farmers were required to leave the corners of their fields so that the poor could harvest them. (See Torah: Leviticus 19:9 and 23:22; also, Deuteronomy 24:19)

“And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.” (Ruth 2:3)

So Ruth went with Naomi’s permission to glean and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz. The Hebrew word “miqreh” used for hap (or, happening) here means “a chance event, or fortune“. In other words, it was by God’s design that she landed in the field of Boaz. But notice … if she had NOT made the right DECISION to come back with her mother-in-law … and if she had NOT been DETERMINED to work … she would NOT have been in the right place at the right time!

There is a spiritual place of blessing … and a geographical place of blessing. Psalm 37:3 tells us: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.”

Read Psalm 37. Notice that if you do four things:

1. Trust in the Lord;

2. Do good;

3. Delight in (enjoy) the Lord; and,

4. Commit (or, rollover) your concerns to the Lord.

Then, you will:

1. Dwell in the land;

2. Feed on God’s faithfulness;

3. Receive the desires of your heart.

Notice, these verses in Psalm 37 show you a place of blessing for both living and working: spiritually and geographically. This is what God gave Adam in the garden of Eden, a beautiful place to live and work – but because of sin, it was forfeited, or lost. (Read Torah: Genesis Chapters Two and Three.)

There is a “spiritual” place of blessing for you, and a “geographic” place of blessing. In other words, there is a ministry God has for you – a SERVICE to people – and a PLACE where God wants you to minister, or serve.

If you are shooting films, or teaching, or serving the homeless in Lome, Togo … and God wants you in Accra, Ghana … people will still be helped and God will still perform His Holy Word; however, the blessing in your personal life will not be as great because you are NOT where God wants you!

When Boaz came to the field that day, he said to his reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered him, “The Lord bless you!” What an example for employer-employee relations! Then Boaz looked around the field … and saw Ruth. He then said, “Whose young woman is this?” I think he said in the vernacular of the day: “Who is that chick?” Or, “Wow, who is that and where did she come from?”

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Do not go to glean in another field, nor go away from here.” At lunch time Boaz invited Ruth to eat with him and the reapers. After lunch, Boaz commanded his young men to purposely let grain fall in front of her so she could glean it.

When Ruth returned home that night, she showed her mother-in-law what she had gleaned. It was about four gallons (18 litres in the UK and 15 liters in the US). Naomi was amazed and said, “Blessed is the man who took notice of you.” Ruth told her it was Boaz, and then Naomi told Ruth that Boaz was a close relative: a “goalenu” in Hebrew, which means a “redeemer” or “kinsman-redeemer“. You can read about the “kinsman-redeemer” in Torah: Leviticus 25:25, 47-55.

DESTINY

The next night, Ruth’s mother-in-law told her to put her best dress on, wash and anoint herself (put on her perfume) … look nice for Boaz … and go to the threshing floor that night. By the Law of God, the nearest of kin could buy the land of a widow (if she so willed) and, also, marry the widow of the deceased.

That night, after Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was cheerful, Ruth went quietly and laid down by his feet. At midnight he discovered that a woman was lying at his feet. He said, “Who are you?” She answered, “I am Ruth … take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative.” What she was actually saying was, “Spread the corner of your garment over your maid servant, Redeemer.” [Hebrew:”goel“] The culture of that day involved the practice of the casting of the garment over the woman being claimed for marriage, and had no reference to any immoral action.

As mentioned above, by the Law of God, the “goel” – the kinsman redeemer – could buy the land of a widow (if she so willed) and, also, marry the widow of the deceased. However, there were certain qualifications:

1. He had to be WILLING to perform the responsibility, or action.

2. He had to have the money to PAY THE PRICE.

3. He had to be a BLOOD relative.

In the same way, Yeshua Ha Meshiach – Yeshua, the Messiah – was our kinsman redeemer:

1. Yeshua was WILLING to redeem us.

2. Yeshua PAID our price with His own sinless BLOOD on the stake cross.

3. Yeshua was the Son of Man and the Son of God: He was our REDEEMER.

Probably because Boaz was older he would have not approached Ruth about taking her as wife. Naomi, knowing this, coached Ruth as to how to approach the matter. Ruth was probably attractive, for Boaz said to her: “Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter. For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, since you did not follow young men, whether they were poor or rich.” (Ruth 3:10)

We know that Ruth was a virtuous woman because of Boaz’ statement: ” … for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.” (Ruth 3:11) Boaz was willing to give money to Naomi for any property that pertained to her from Elimelech, and also willing to marry Ruth. However, there was a relative nearer than him who had the right of first redemption.

So here was Ruth, as a result of a major decision, living in a new land, immersed in a new culture, and trusting in her new God: the God of Israel. She was in a perfect place to RECEIVE God’s blessings!

When Ruth came home that next morning she had six ephahs of barley – about 85 pounds or 38 kilograms – which Boaz had instructed her to give to Naomi. Ruth had stayed all night at the threshing floor and Boaz probably had a triple reason for giving her the grain:

1. It gave an apparent reason for Ruth’s being with him to those who might have harbored bad thoughts about Ruth being with him;

2. It was a sign that Boaz would take care of her in the future; and,

3. It was, in a sense, a sort of dowery (or bride wealth) as a sign to Naomi.

Boaz told Ruth, “Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.” (Verse 17)

When Ruth returned to Naomi that morning, Naomi asked: “Who are you, my daughter?” The Hebrew word for “Who” used here is “miy” and is an interrogative pronoun of persons. I believe it was a play on words, and that Naomi was actually asking Ruth: “Are you Mrs. Boaz?” … or … “Are you getting married?” Context also seems to bear this out as Naomi then said to Ruth: “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” (Ruth 3:18)

The next day Boaz went to the gate of the city, where the elders confirmed legal transactions. He met with 10 elders plus the Naomi’s nearest relative, who had the first right of redemption. He offered the nearest relative the option … but at the same time he reminded him that he would have to marry Ruth as part of the package. Then the man did not want to perform the redemption. He said, “I will mar my inheritance.” He may have had previous commitments as to inheritance for his own family members, or he may have been racially prejudicial, since Ruth was a Moabite.

Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s, and all that was Mahlon’s, from the hand of Naomi. Moreover, Ruth, the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife.”

So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he went into her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son whose name was Obed, who was the father of Jesse, who was the father of King David, from whose seed line the Messiah Yeshua was born!

I wonder, today, are you bound in a situation that looks impossible? Do you feel that there is no way that the vision you have in your heart will ever come to pass? Is the devil telling you that God’s destiny for your life will never be implemented. Don’t believe that lie!

Remember:

Ruth was shut out: by society and by the Law.

Ruth experienced great loss and sadness.

Ruth left her comfort zone.

Ruth experienced great cultural change.

Ruth was not ashamed to do menial work.

Ruth pledged allegiance to Israel’s God.

Ruth found favor with God and man.

Ruth was blessed with a new family and mate.

Ruth was liberated permanently.

Ruth was blessed with wealth.

Ruth became the progenitor of Messiah and his seed line.

God can turn your situation around, too. You see, Ruth was shut out by the Law of God because she was a Moabite. The Moabites did not help Israel with bread and water when they came out of Egypt. They also hired Balaam to curse Israel, which God turned into a blessing, because God loves Israel. (Deuteronomy 23:3-5)

Just as God turned the curse against Israel into a blessing … and just as God turned the exclusion of Ruth into the inclusion of His people, and into the royal seed line from which came Yeshua (Jesus), the Deliverer of the world … so God can turn your situation around.

Make the right DECISION today …

….. have DETERMINATION to change, to learn, to receive …

……… believe God to help you fulfill your DESTINY!


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TIME, RELATIONSHIPS, AND KNOWLEDGE – PLUS A PROPHECY

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TIME, ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE, AND TRUE RELATIONSHIPS
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PROPHECY:

Ideas develop an explosion of knowledge. In the last days, knowledge attained by God’s people will be used to flood the earth with prophetical insight in relation to current news by both legal and illegal methods to help deliver people from governmental and geopolitical bondage (including political correctness) so that they can find the TRUTH.



TIME, ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE, AND TRUE RELATIONSHIPS
INCLUDING A PROPHECY

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In the area of quantum physics, time and relationship is of primal importance. Many theories relating to time have been developed over the years. Probably the most famous is that developed by Albert Einstein: the theory of relativity. I read his work as a young boy. The derived formula “E = mc2,” or “energy equals mass times the velocity of light squared,” was praised for decades as the frontier of thought in this area; however, recent scientific postulation and research has leaned toward discrediting part, if not all, of this theory.

At The University of Excellence, we study how new frontiers in time and space, along with new postulations in string theory by cosmologists-physicists such as Brian Greene, push even unbelieving scientists to wonder what was before the “Big Bang.”

Jules Verne was the co-founder of science fiction along with H.G. Wells. He wrote about airplanes, submarines, and spacecraft. Verne’s most popular stories include From the Earth to the Moon (1865), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Robur the Conqueror.

H.G. Wells was an English novelist who wrote more than 50 novels. Some of his writings were The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He wrote about videocassette players, computers, overcrowded cities, superhighways, television, military airplanes, tanks, and about cities being bombed. He also wrote about space flight.

The basic principles of the time machine which Wells wrote about contained materials regarding time as the fourth dimension. Later, in the 20th Century, Albert Einstein published his theory of the four-dimensional continuum of space time. Embodied in Einstein’s theory was the premise that if you could travel at the velocity of light (186,000 miles per second) you could attain “timelessness.”

It’s interesting to reflect upon the fact that Messiah Yeshua is THE LIGHT … and He is timeless. He is the Alpha and the Omega: the Beginning and the End. He can travel at the VELOCITY OF LIGHT or faster. When He returns to redeem Israel and establish His kingdom,
He will appear as the “lightning from the east to the west.”

“For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Brit Chadashah: Matthew 24:27)

Yeshua told the Pharisees, “Before Abraham was, I am.” (Brit Chadashah: John 8:58)

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Scientific ideas and exploration, such as Einstein’s theory of relativity, have developed since science fiction writing appeared. Many scientists have probably gleaned IDEAS from these writings. Arthur C. Clarke was the inventor of communication satellites. He first explored this idea in a 1945 technical paper titled “Extraterrestrial Relays.” Clarke also wrote the three Odyssey sequels.

Many times Clarke has guessed well ahead of time new scientific advances and sociological change. It is interesting to note that he said the following: “I am sure we would not have had men on the moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I am rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books.”

We are living in a world of accelerating change, and of an explosion of knowledge: knowledge and change so advanced and different than that of even recent decades.

In Daniel Chapters 10, 11, and 12, the Bible tells us of a vision encounter that the prophet Daniel had with a holy angel, a “watcher messenger” from God. In that vision was revealed to Daniel actual events that were to happen historically in Persia (Iran) and Greece and later in the end times and the great tribulation period soon to come.

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The angel told Daniel, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4)

We are living in a day like the prophet Daniel described where “knowledge shall be increased” and we should take advantage of it to advance the kingdom of God. Daniel, in a passage of scripture dealing with the end times, tells us “… but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32) Exploit, in the sense used here, means literally “to do successively unfolding bold, courageous works.”

There are many ways to influence society, to build your relationships, to reach the world for Christ, and to help yourself. Pray and ask God to reveal these to you. Then obey Him and be diligent to study in order to prepare yourself to be better used by the Master: to be a good steward!

To make MAXIMUM usage of our TIME, and thereby take advantage of the INCREASE of KNOWLEDGE, we need to exercise:

Creativity,

Planning, and

Good decision making.

You are the master of your time. You are NOT a slave to a schedule. There is ENOUGH time to do what God wants you to do! The One Who is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, has given you ENOUGH TIME to do what He wants you to do. Your job is to find out – to determine – WHAT He wants you to do. This is arrived at by spending daily time in Bible reading, prayer, meditation, and from time-to-time fasting.

Know WHAT you want to do (that is, what God wants you to do); and,

Plan HOW to do it.

You also need to determine how to profit from your leisure, or non-work, time. Is watching TV a profitable experience for you? Sometime it is: if you are relaxing, or learning, or being inspired. But the next day ask yourself, “In what way did I profit from watching TV yesterday?” If you determine that you did not profit from that experience, then change your life style. Spend your non-work time creating, praying, building your mind, body, and spirit; also, listening and playing.

Also, do NOT put off plans or experiences because of TIME. Jump in! If God wants you to do it, then take the TIME. God will make a way for you to do what He wants you to do, but YOU have to INITIATE the action with FAITH.

REMEMBER:

If your plans fit into God’s plans,

you will have God’s faith,

and God’s faith always works!

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Time and relationships are interrelated. You only have so much time QUANTITY in this life; but you can determine the relationship QUALITY!

Your life, your marriage, your ministry, your business, and your relationships are either:

Surviving,

Dying, or

Growing.

Learn to OPEN UP, GIVE UP, and LOOK UP.

OPEN UP “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

GIVE UP“… let us lay aside every weight (hindrance), and the sin which does so easily beset us (or slow is down in the race), and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)

There are five big hindrances to relationships that we need to give up:

Silent treatment (not talking or communicating);

Threatening to walk out;

Sarcasm;

Blaming the other person or people;

Unhealthy (other) relationships.

LOOK UP“If you are risen with Messiah, seek those things which are above, where Messiah sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection (interests) on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Psalm 110:1 & Colossians 3:1-2)

Larry Crabb, in his book Men and Women, says, “The greatest obstacle to building truly good relationships is justified self-centeredness.” (With the emphasis being on the word “justified.”)

Paul Harvey, the well known news commentator, tells in one of his programs (“The Rest of the Story“) about a man who had just purchased a new car: a brand he had always wanted. His wife borrowed the car one day soon after he had purchased it. She was involved in an accident with another vehicle that day. She was so discouraged, anxious and scared, knowing that her husband really liked the car. When she opened the insurance papers to trade information with the other driver, she read a note her husband had placed in them before-time which said: “Honey, in case of an accident, it’s you I love, not the car!”

As in making maximum use of our time, so building relationships takes:

Creativity,

Planning, and

Good decision making.

Just as Yeshua is the LIGHT in time and travel, so He is the LIGHT in relationships.

Let His light shine through you in these last days before He returns. Take advantage of the knowledge explosion in these last days to magnify and reflect HIS LIGHT to every people, tribe, language and ethnic group of the world!

P.S. – If you want to prepare for EXCELLENCE in world changing service – in leadership, synagogue or church growth, and outreach – register for The University of Excellence (next class starting Fall, 2009). Email for information: universityofexcellence@gmail.com.

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