Let's ponder the question "To whom shall we go?"
John 6:53 - Then Yahushua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 - Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 - For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 - He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 - As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 - This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59 - These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 - Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 - When Yahushua knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 - What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 - It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 - But there are some of you that believe not. For Yahushua knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 - And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66 - From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.When we see a 'hard saying' in His word, it isn't the source that we ought to question but always ask "What is its meaning as Yahweh intended?"
John 6:67 - Then said Yahushua unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 - Then Simon Kepha answered him, Rabbi, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.Is Yahweh enough? Do we need more? Are we seeking other things to fulfill us? Though we understand not all His ways, do we fail to always seek His ways?
Psalms 17:14 - From men which are thy hand, O YAHWEH, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 15 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.When Yahweh is truly in us, there is no want for things of this world. We have no desire to lust after the pleasures of the flesh. We seek fully His righteousness.
Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of YAHWEH, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Philippians 3:7 - But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for the Messiah. 8 - Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of the Messiah Yahushua my Master: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win the Messiah,There simply is nothing to compare to Yahweh.
Psalms 89:6 - For who in the heaven can be compared unto YAHWEH? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto YAHWEH?Therefore, even in the midst of a long, tough day at work or wherever we are...think back to these scriptures and realize that all these things are temporary and that in the end their importance in comparison to Yahweh is nothing.
Matthew 24:35 - Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.In life's troubles..to whom shall we go?
Psalms 73:24 - Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 25 - Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. 26 - My flesh and my heart faileth: but Elohim is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.This is what all of us need to continually learn. We often by our human reasoning try to resolve something when one mightier than we has all the answers. In seeking wisdom and truth to whom shall we go?
James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of YAHWEH, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.So when we ask Yahweh for wisdom in faith, He will give it. This is a promise! He is the source of wisdom and the source of truth. The world seeks their own, but we must seek Yahweh in all things.
Philippians 2:21 - For all seek their own, not the things which are Yahushua the Messiah's.When we need salvation, to whom shall we go? Will we try to make it by ourselves? Indeed nearly every trial I have endured has taught me not to rely on myself but to give it ALL to Him. This is what He loves to do, isn't that wonderful? When we try our own ways while walking on the path that leads to His kingdom, we will undoubtedly fail!
Ecclesiastes 7:20 - For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
1John 1:8 - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all righteousness. 10 - If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.If we all have sinned, then to whom shall we go?
Jeremiah 23:5 - Behold, the days come, saith YAHWEH, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 - In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.Yahweh can be our righteousness if we repent and and walk in His ways. He has made a way for us to be forgiven for our sins. So let's consider the things that Yahweh has done! Among many things, Yahweh is the source of eternal life, a very present help in trouble and the source of all wisdom and truth. Now the question is... What have we done to deserve all this?
Nothing. It is just His love for us! Ponder that! Therefore, to whom shall we go?
Joshua 24:15 - And if it seem evil unto you to serve YAHWEH, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the elohim which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the elohim of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve YAHWEH.Is this a once in a lifetime decision? Not so, it is a daily decision. Everyday we choose who we will serve...whether we will sin or not. This world, what does if have to offer us? Pleasure for a time?
Psalms 119:160 - Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.Therefore, will we hold onto the hand that does not change? Who do we trust for salvation?
Mark 7:7 - Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.Any worship toward Him that He has not ordained is vain. Christmas, Easter, Sunday sabbaths, false names, false baptisms, false traditions that we have assumed to be right in the past have deceived us! Oh yes, we say that we have departed from tradition..... but have we?
We associate certain things in
scripture a certain way because it is the way that others around us have
done it. Indeed, I learn this lesson often...(even this week!) so we must
beware of the false prophets brethren! There is commercial that says "Your
in good hands with (an insurance company)" Beware lest we be in the hands
of the wolf! Or the hands of Babylon the great!
There is no better place than in Yahweh's hands..Seeking His will.
John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 - And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 - My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.Oh to be in that hand forever! A place of rest. A place of peace..security and light and truth and life
I want to invite anyone who is 'sitting on the fence' between serving Yahweh with truth or doctrines of men to consider these words
Isaiah 55:6 - Seek ye YAHWEH while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 - Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto YAHWEH, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our Elohim, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith YAHWEH. 9 - For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 - For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 - So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.Yahweh will be here soon and we MUST seek Him while He may be found!
Ecclesiastes 12:1 - Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2 - While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3 - In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4 - And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; 5 - Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: 6 - Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto Elohim who gave it. 8 - Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.Yahweh has said:
Proverbs 8:17 - I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.And again
Jeremiah 29:13 - And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.