Genade teenoor die blindes

Genade teenoor die blindes

Dinge is baie meer involved as wat dit voorkom.

Het julle geweet dat die rede hoekom ons nog leef en die hemel en aarde nie lankal vernietig is nie juis is as gevolg van genade? Yeshua en Yahweh doen alles in hulle vermoe om elke liewe mens te red van die tweede dood.

Elke keer wanneer ons lees “gered” moet ons vra “gered van wat?” Jy sien daar is verskeie dinge waarvan jy “gered” kan wees. Jy moet eers daardie antwoord bepaal. Gered van die tweede dood? Gered van die verdrukking? Gered van die toorn? Gered van alledaagse situasies? Gered van wat?

Luk 21:36 se ons moes bid dat ons ALLES sal vryspring wat kom. Daardie “gered” verwys nie na “gered” van die tweede dood nie.

Ons moet so na elke ding kyk en dieper vrae vra sodat ons nie met hoogmoed kennis deel nie en sodoende ander vertrap nie. Ek besef by die dag meer en meer hoe genadig ons Vader is. Onthou net dis die wat gesondig het wat genade nodig het.

Het julle geweet dat selfs die toorn is daar om mense te SMEEK om te bekeer na die Torah en Yahweh se wil.

Tydens die bakke wat uitgegooi word in Openbaring sien ons paar keer staan daar:

“End they repented not…”

Yeshua het nie gekom om die wereld te condemn nie maar om die wereld te red. Red van wat? Red van die tweede dood.

Dis stap 1.

Nou is jy ‘n nuut gebore baba wat melk nodig het en dan moet jy vorder en groei totdat jy uiteindelik vaste kosse kan eet. Daarna moet jy leer kruip gevolg deur loop dan hardloop. Kleuter skool dan laer skool dan senior skool daarna kollege of universiteit ens ens ens…

Geloof is ‘n proses.

Kom ons lei en begelei en moedig ander aan om vorentoe te beweeg in die wedloop van die lewe. Sien die lewe is reeds moeilik genoeg. Los die oordeel aan Yahweh en Yeshua. Hulle weet wat hulle doen. Ons weet nie genoeg om dit in ons hande te neem nie. Ons kwalifiseer nie.

Ek het gaan kyk hoe my broer die eerste keer comrades hardloop en ek het so baie geleer ten opsigte van die geloof. Die Skrif verwys nie verniet na die lewe as ‘n wedloop nie. Om te verstaan wat dit beteken gaan kyk bietjie wat behels ‘n wedloop.

Soos ek hierdie prentjie skets dink aan die geestelike sowel as die vleeslike wedloop.

In die begin is almal excited en vol energie en vol braafheid om die wedloop aan te pak.

Dan begin die opdraandes en draaie  jou bietjie werk en jy kan moontlik krampe begin kry. Onthou nie almal se wedloop is dieselfde nie. Sommiges kan 100km doen en dit laat lyk asof hulle vir Sondag middag uitstappie gaan maar ander sukkel met die basics van die wedloop.

Nie een van hulle het nodig om te hoor hoe moeilik die wedloop is en dat hulle die of dat verkeerd doen nie. Baie keer weet hulle self dat hulle nog baie leer werk het. Die Ruach werk met elkeen en Hy werk met elkeen anders want ons elkeen is uniek.

Soms stop hulle vir ‘n massage van musscles sodat hulle die wedloop verder kan doen. Maar hoe nader hulle kom aan die einde hoe moeiliker word die wedloop.

Dan moet die aanmoediging al sterker word sodat hulle tog dit net betyds oor die wenstreep sal maak om te kwalifiseer vir ‘n prys. Op hierdie stadium sal enige vorm van kritiek hulle in hulle spore laat stop en opgee. Dit wanneer hulle moontlik tog die wedloop sou kon voltooi.

Kanse is dat elkeen van ons gered was in die kerk stelsel. Ons het wel geleer daar. En gegroei. Totdat ons uiteindelik die lig van die Torah gesien het. Dis amazing! 

Maar ander sien nog nie. 

Kom ons moedig hulle aan mense. Kom ons tree in vir hulle en pleit om genade vir hulle dat Yeshua hulle oogsalf sal gee sodat hulle kan sien.

Pleit dat die Ruach vir hulle begrip sal gee want alleen die Ruach kan dit doen. Dit is nie ons doel om dit te doen nie.

Hoeveel keer vas ons vir ander? Dis maklik om klippe te gooi maar stop ons en tree in vir hulle by Yeshua en pleit om genade vir hulle? Vas ons vir hulle?

Kom ons fokus op ons eie verbetering in die Skrif en om ons eie self te kruisig en los maar die oordeel en klippe gooi. Oordeelsdag was nog nie hier nie. En hoe het Yeshua gese? Laat die een wat sonder sonde is die eerste klip gooi. Dis Yeshua. Alleen Yeshua.

Daar is ‘n groot massa mense wat soos vuur heen gered sal wes. Gered van wat? Gered van die tweede dood.

Daarna is dit ons werke en gehoorsaamheid wat sal bepaal watter prys ons kry. Die wat meer geoefen het en meer van hulle self gekruisig het sal beter vaar in die wedloop as iemand wat daardie dag besluit het om die wedloop te begin sonder enige oefening .

Die 10 maagde. Lees mooi. AL 10 is deel van die KONINKRYK van die hemel. Dus is AL 10 gered van die tweede dood. Maar 5 is wys en 5 is dwaas. 

Waar le die verskil? 

Hierdie is ‘n baie diep en groot studie en sal wel later bietjie meer daaroor deel. Maar dink bietjie hieroor.

Kom ons gehoorsaam Yahweh en Yeshua sonder om die genade wat in die bloed van Yeshua is te vergeet.

Tot volgende keer.

Shalom

Mieke

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Yeshua heals the blind man

Today we are looking into Yeshua healing the blind man. May this study be a blessing.

Joh 9:1-12
(1) And passing by, He saw a man, blind from birth.
(2) And His taught ones asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?”
(3) Yeshua answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of Elohim might be made manifest in him.

When Yeshua was asked whether the blind man or his parents sinned Yeshua did not only reply with a “yes/no” answer. He added something extra and we should ask why. Yeshua said “that the works of Elohim might be made manifest in him”. What are we supposed to see in this miracle? It is not only the blind man in this Scripture which needed sight but everyone after him as well.

(4) “It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day – night is coming, when no one is able to work.
(5) “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Is it not strange that Yeshua would declare that He is the light of the world during a time when He is healing someone’s sight? Why would Yeshua choose this time to make this declaration?

(6) Having said this, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and applied the clay to the eyes of the blind man.

Why did Yeshua use mud during this healing? What does this remind you of? Any alarm bells going off? Man was created with dust and this is “wet dust”, mud. Yeshua was indirectly making reference to creation. If man was created with dust then surely the Creator can fix His creation with the same substance from which he was created?

(7) And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Shiloah?” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came seeing.

Another strange instruction to give. Why would Yeshua instruct him to go and wash in the pool? Could it be that Yeshua was indirectly referencing us washing ourselves from our sin? Is this not which gives us sight? Washing and cleansing ourselves in the pool of the Scriptures. The Scriptures is the Living Waters, right?

(8) Therefore the neighbours and those who saw him before, that he was blind, said, “Is not this he who was sitting and begging?”
(9) Others said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am.”
(10) So they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
(11) He answered and said, “A Man called Yeshua made clay and applied it to my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Shiloah? and wash.’ And I went and washed, and I received sight.”
(12) And they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

This is such an amazing miracle of Yeshua. I chose this one to start off with because of it’s reference to creation. This should have made people wonder and question whether He was the Messiah, which I believe, was the intention.

May Yeshua have mercy on us and open our eyes so that we can see the wonderful works of the Word.

Shabbat Shalom!

Mieke

Forever Torah – a Tree of Life

We have grown up being taught “the law of Moses has been done away with in Yeshua when He was crucified”. Is this true? The next verse should make anyone wonder.

O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the nations shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.” Jer 16:19

This verse does not mean that your specific parent deliberately taught you lies, however, lies have been built one upon another over the 6,000 years of creation. Satan is the father of lies. He has been hard at work and had 6,000 years of generational lies he has built upon. Can you imagine how entangled everything is now?

Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, And the man who gets understanding; For the gain from it is better Than gain from silver, And its increase than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, And all your delights are not comparable to her. Length of days is in her right hand, Riches and esteem in her left hand. Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her, And blessed are all who retain her. Prov 3:13-18

Here we can clearly see how wisdom is called a tree of life.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is winning lives is wise. Prov 11:30

Now the fruit of the righteous is called a tree of life. This is a huge statement to make so we need to ensure that we understand this correctly.

The Torah of the wise is a fountain of life, Turning one away from the snares of death. Prov 13:14

The Torah is called a fountain of life. In the end we will see that the Righteous is Wise because they walk in Torah which is a Tree of Life. They are linked. To be wise therefore is to know and do Torah.

The wise in heart accepts commands, But one with foolish lips falls. Prov 10:8
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, Matt 7:24

How long is “forever”? Does “forever” have an ending? More clearly, does “forever” end with Yeshua? May the following Scriptures shed light on the matter.

Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! Deu 5:29
And you shall love יהוה your Elohim and guard His charge: even His laws, and His right-rulings, and His commands, always. Deu 11:1
The works of His hands are truth and right-ruling, All His orders are trustworthy, They are upheld forever and ever, Performed in truth and straightness. Ps 111:7-8
That I might guard Your Torah continually, Forever and ever; Ps 119:44
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies; For it is ever before me. Ps 119:98
For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot (commands), changed the law, broken the everlasting covenant. Isa 24:5

Was the Torah there before Mt Sinai? Abraham obeyed Yahuah before the Torah was given to Moses.

“Because Abraham obeyed My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and My Torot (commands).” Gen 26:5

The next Scripture is quite clear.

I have inclined my heart to do Your laws Forever, to the end. I have hated doubting thoughts, But I have loved Your Torah. You are my hiding place and my shield; I have waited for Your word. Turn away from me, you evil-doers, For I observe the commands of my Elohim! Support me according to Your word, That I might live; And put me not to shame Because of my expectation. Sustain me, that I might be saved, And always look to Your laws. You have made light of all those Who stray from Your laws, For falsehood is their deceit. Ps 119:112-118

You may say that these are all from the Old Covenant. Let us look at the New Covenant.

As for you, let that stay in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning stays in you, you also shall stay in the Son and in the Father. 1 Joh 2:24

What did we hear from the beginning? The Torah. Let us close with some words of Yeshua.

Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. Matt 5:17

Until next time.

Shalom.

Mieke