OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father I come before you as a humble servant placing my petition before your throne. Asking Father for the raining of wisdom upon your children who are seeking your word and drawing closer to you Father. Build a hedge of protection around them their families and those close to them who are walking in your light. Bring unto them the knowledge of how to quench their desire for your eternal presence Father. This I pray in your name in the name of YESHUA Amen and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
So the question here is how well do we know Yeshua? Would we be like the woman of Samaria at Jacobs well speaking with our Father and not able to recognize who he is and what he was prepared to offer us? I know there are many who immediately in their minds would challenge that question stating definitely I would. Once you continue into this writing, perhaps you might feel different about your position.
Do we know who it is we are worshipping do we actually comprehend the real makeup of Yeshua? I encourage everyone to develop a personal relationship with Yeshua and in doing so am encouraging all not to see him as a person but what he truly is to us The Word the Son of God. The Apostle John gives us a perfect description.
John 1:1, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. v2. The same was at the beginning with God. v3 All things were made by Him, and without him was not anything made that was made. v4. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. v5. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. v6.There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. v7. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe. v8. He was not that light but was sent to bear witness of that light. v9. That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world v10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
From here on Yeshua to me will be The Word as the Son of God the true light, and as the Apostle John identifies Yeshua as a warrior and conqueror.
Commentator John Gill 23 Nov. 1697 – 14 Oct. 1771 relates the following: John places him between the Father and Holy Spirit. And speaks of the record of the word of God, and the testimony of Yeshua, as the same thing; and represents him as a warrior and conqueror (1John 1:1). Moreover, this appears to be spoken of Yeshua, from what other inspired writers have said of Him, under the same character, as the Evangelist Luke, (Luke 1:2), the Apostle Paul, (Acts 20:32) and the Apostle Peter (2Peter 3:5). And who is called the Word, not as the man? For as man he was not at the beginning with God. But became so in the fullness of time; nor is the man God. Besides, as such, he is a creature and not the Creator, nor is he the life and light of men. Moreover, he was the word, before he was the man, and therefore not as such. Nor can any part of human nature be so called; not the flesh, for the word was made flesh. Nor his human soul, for self-subsistence, deity, eternity, and the creation of all things, can never be ascribed to that. But he is the Word as the Son of God, as is evident from what is here attributed to him. And from the word being said to be so, as in (John1:14) and from those places, where the word is explained by the Son, compare (1John 5:5 who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Yeshua is the Son of God!)
I have always believed the Scriptures are the living words of God given unto those Apostles and Evangelists who walked righteously called by Yeshua who through the Holy Spirit placed into records His living words by their hands. Those living words describe and preserve the real identity of the Son of God who is the light of all man brought into this world. Through the verses and declarations of the Apostles, I have come to recognize that Yeshua is more than the image I had in my mind of who he is and what he represents.
Even though I am developing my personal relationship with Yeshua, I believe it is not wrong to ascribe to an image of Yeshua. However, as we are counseled by the Apostle James, we need to pray for wisdom connect it to our faith and use it to guide our thoughts in controlling our imaginations and bodies while working out our Salvation. Here is where the Holy Spirit is guiding us to walk in Yeshua’s light reflecting it into the world as Beacons.
I see “Yeshua” as the Word the Son of God filling me with His light allowing me to recognize why “God was calling us to return to His Laws.” Having done our Spiritual audit and bringing our walks back into line and continuously working out our Salvation and traveling on the ” Path of Holiness” as Isaiah calls it or as Yeshua says the “Narrow Path to Life.” The shroud we have been living under is slowly being lifted so we can recognize and understand Yeshua is working with each of us on a “personal level” preparing us as His modern day disciples.
The Holy Spirit revealed the following for us to discern about Yeshua, John 1:9 That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The Holy Spirit is revealing that not just those who come to Salvation have “the light of Yeshua” but all men do they just “don’t realize it” (John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.)
When Yeshua took the time to minister to the woman from Samaria it was on a personal level he set the multitudes aside and focused on this lost soul. The commentator Matthew Henry Oct 18, 1662 – June 22, 1774, describes the scene detailing how God’s love was applied on an individual as a template for us. We have Yeshua here betaking himself to the natural relief of travelers Being wearied, he sat thus on the well. First, he sat on the well, an uneasy place, cold and hard he had no couch, no comfortable chair to repose himself in, but took to that which was next hand, to teach us not to be nice and curious in the conveniences of this life, but content with mean things. Secondly, He sat thus, in an uneasy posture sat carelessly or he sat so as people that are wearied with traveling are accustomed to sitting.
His discourse with a Samaritan woman, which is here recorded at large, while Yeshua’s dispute with doctors, and his conversation with Moses and Elias on the mount, are buried in silence. This discourse is reducible to four heads:
1). They discourse concerning the water, (John 4:7-15). Notice is taken of the circumstances that gave occasion to this discourse. There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. This intimates her poverty, she had no servant to be a drawer of water and her industry, she would do it herself. See here, First, How God owns and approves of honest, humble diligence in our places. Yeshua was made known to the shepherds when they were keeping their flock. Secondly, How The Divine Providence brings about great purposes by events which seem to us fortuitous and accidental.
I have always maintained that no one comes into our lives by accident it is always for a purpose we just don’t know what that purpose is until exposed by the Lord. These events will now occur because Yeshua knows we should now be equipped to deal with them.
Matthew Henry Oct 18, 1662 -June 22, 1774, continues Thirdly, How the preventing grace of God sometimes brings people unexpectedly under the means of conversion and salvation. He is found of them that sought him not. His disciples were gone away into the city to buy meat. Now, this gave Yeshua an opportunity of discoursing with this woman about spiritual concerns. And he improved it he often preached to multitudes that crowded after him for instruction. Yet here he condescends to teach a single person, a woman, a poor lady, a stranger, a Samaritan, to teach his ministers to do likewise, as those that know what a glorious achievement it is to help to save, though but one soul, from death.
I need to qualify a point here in case you are not familiar how the Samaritans and Jews got along, “they did not they hated each other.” Matthew Henry Oct 18, 1662 -June 22, 1774, describes their relationship The Samaritans, both in blood and religion, were mongrel Jews. The posterity of those colonies which king of Assyria planted there after the captivity of the ten tribes, with whom the poor of the land that was left behind, and many other Jews afterward, incorporated themselves. They worshipped the God of Israel only, to whom they erected a temple on mount Gerizim, in competition with that at Jerusalem. There was great enmity between them and the Jews the Samaritans would not admit Yeshua when they saw he was going to Jerusalem the Jews thought they could not give him a worse name than to say, He is a Samaritan. When the Jews were in prosperity, the Samaritans claimed kindred to them, but, when the Jews were in distress, they were Medes and Persians.
When Yeshua entered into Samaria, He charged His disciples not enter into any city of the Samaritans (Matthew 10:5). That is, not to preach the gospel, or work miracles nor did he here teach publicly, or work any miracle, his eye being to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. What kindness he here did them was only a crumb of the children’s bread that casually fell from the master’s table.
The previous words show us there are areas that unless the Lord specifically calls you to minister to them, you avoid unless it is the only way through. Then He warns the wicked are intermingled with believers so the only way to avoid them is to go out of this world meaning we cannot avoid them (1Corinthians 5:10). So we need the armor of righteousness on the right and left not giving provocation to them nor contract pollution from them. If you must pass through, then do not hesitate.
Matthew Henry Oct 18, 1662 -June 22, 1774, continues Some think Yeshua must need to go through Samaria because of the good work he had to do there a poor woman to be converted, a lost sheep to be sought and saved. This was work his heart was upon, the, therefore, he must need to go this way. Yeshua begins with a modest request for a draught of water: “Give me to drink.” Yeshua asked for it, not only because he needed her help to come at it, but because he would draw on further discourse with her, and teach us to be willing to be beholden to the meanest when there is occasion. “How is it that thou, being a Jew, asketh drink from me“? Yeshua takes this opportunity to instruct her in divine things: “If thou knewest the gift of God, thou would have asked“ (John 4:10) He fills her with apprehension that she had now an opportunity of gaining that which would be of unspeakable advantage to her. Yeshua expressly tells her she had now “a season of grace this was the day of her visitation.“ He hints to her what she should know, but is ignorant of: “If thou knewest who I am.” She saw him to be a Jew, a poor weary traveler but he would have her know something more concerning him that did not yet appear. He assures her what he would have done for her if she had applied to him: He would have given thee living water. By living water is the Spirit, who is not like the water in the bottom of the well for some which he asked. The woman objects against and cavils at the gracious intimidation which Yeshua gave her (John 4:11,12). “Thou hast nothing to draw with and besides, Art thou greater than our father, Jacob?” Yeshua answers this cavil and makes it out that “the living water he had to give was far better than that of Jacob’s well “(John4:13,14). Though she spoke perversely, Yeshua did not cast her off but instructed and encouraged her. He shows her that the water of Jacob’s well yielded but a transient satisfaction and supply: “Whoso drinketh of this water shall thirst again.” Yeshua teaches her the living water he would give should produce a lasting happiness and bliss (John 4:14). The woman begs him to give her some of this water that “I thirst not.” “Go call thy husband, and come hither. ” She says “I have no husband. ” “Thou hast had five husbands. He whom thou now hast is not thy husband. Thou hast well said I have no husband and again, In that most said thou truly. ” “Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.“
At this point, I am going to bring things forward which I believe the Lord desires to reveal through the Holy Spirit, I told earlier we are being called to walk as modern day disciples having been through a cleansing audit bringing us into a good walk. Don’t let the word disciple scare you it doesn’t mean we jettison all belongings and do nothing but evangelize, not at all. What our Father is looking for are Beacons who through their walk will draw those in the darkness of the world to them. Once they approach be prepared to share your walk in the light. We need to have a heart like Yeshua when their plight is presented to us we need to be there for them and stir and awaken the light. Do not be concerned as the Holy Spirit will lead and provide what needs to be spoken.
What our Father is looking for are Beacons reflecting the light of Yeshua into the darkness of the world through their committed walk which will draw those in the darkness to them. As we follow Yeshua, we will be presented those who need to be stirred and awakened to learn they already have the light with them. Brought to the recognition that all men who come into this world have the light they haven’t realized it yet.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
So, the Holy Spirit is revealing I along with you have just discovered the starting point of our spiritual journey with Yeshua. The past month or so has had me and others bringing our walks into line, so we are able to follow in the footsteps of ” the Word the Son of God” on the narrow path to life.
Now I fully understand why the Lord called to us to do our audit I am recognizing the Lord has been preparing us to reflect his light as Beacons into the darkness of this world. His love for all is so deep knowing many in the world are not going to hear His Call; is creating an army of modern day disciples to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit as Beacons who will draw those who will see the light.
Knowing it is going to draw those similar to the Woman of Samaria who have a spiritual thirst but unable to recognize where to satisfy that desire. Like our Father, we need to have a heart not only to work out our Salvation but have the compassion to share God’s love, living water, the WORD the Son of God, so they too will walk in the light and never spiritually thirst again and leave the broad road leading to destruction. As those that know what a glorious achievement it is to help to save, though but one soul, from death. I believe Isaiah in describing the Path of Holiness was defining the narrow path Yeshua spoke of Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be to find it. To travel this road is going to take hard work determination and a passionate commitment on the part of those who desire the life Yeshua spoke of, as well as the crown, offered in the victory of finding the narrow path. So it will now not be as difficult knowing it is a glorious achievement fulfilling God’s call being a Beacon drawing those lost even just one into His light and out of death.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Remember these are the writings of a humble servant sounding the Trumpet as a “Watchman” May God’s blessings be with you on your continued journey “God’s Speed.”