In the middle of tribulation, we have much to give thanks to our Father and Creator Eloah, the Father and Creator of Yahoshua the Christ who has been set as our master and good shepherd and the chief of our salvation. Most of what Father Eloah has done for us is still unseen to our eyes and even to our minds. These things are still kept for us in a place where we cannot look into yet. We cannot even imagine these things that are promised.
1Corinthians 2:9: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
What we now see around us is false teachings, much disobedience, fraud and
abuse. This is Satan’s way leading to total destruction in the physical realm.
As we are witnessing these things, we know better than to despair for we have
the eternal hope that Father Eloah has so gracefully placed in our minds and
hearts. We have been revealed the great and perfect plan of salvation through
Yahoshua the Christ and the Holy Spirit. We must know that the only True God
Eloah alone can do what He has planned in His time, which is the total restoration
of all His creation according to His perfect nature. He is a perfect Creator
and His creation will be perfect once it is completed. We are in this process
Meanwhile, we are all going through divers trials and efforts in good works, which have been prepared by our Heavenly Father ahead of time. These trials are in extreme opposition to our hopes in the promises of our Father in heaven. These trials are done in sufferings in this present evil world while the promises will be experienced in the joy of doing perfectly the will of Father in His kingdom. The trials can be extreme at times due to our own weaknesses and could be compared to the plight of the Israelites when they were caught between Pharaoh and the sea from which we get the expression ‘between the devil and the blue sea’. The Israelites felt totally lost and despaired. They could see with their own eyes the enemy closing in and they had no way to escape. They thought that they were doomed. This is a type of situation where we may have been before, or we may be right now or/and we will be in the future. But in contrast to the Israelites, we have God’s Spirit, which gives us faith. Although we know that God can act to do a miracle like opening up the sea, we know that whatever He does in our personal plight will be according to His will for us. We trust in Him that He is in full control. We can think of Daniel in the lion’s den and his friends in the fiery furnace refusing to bow down to a statue but we must remember also others who have died in the faith.
Because we act in the faith of our Lord Yahoshua, we are being excluded and/or persecuted. Thus we are battling against principalities set above us in this present evil world. The fallen host know who we are and they can inspire, even command some individuals set above us in this world to not give us the same benefits they would give to another who is part of this world’s religious system. Because we keep the commanded feasts, we stand out as outsiders. The Sabbath would be a clear enough sign of the elect but the New Moon observance is another sure sign by which we are found to be very peculiar people.
We are separated from our families because of our faith in these promises for a time. But we are comforted by these promises that He will reunite us all one day in His paradise whether it be the First or the Second Resurrection. We believe and we should know now without a doubt that we have a Father who is Love and Spirit and has all Power to do as He wills. We should understand that He is restoring His creation to a perfect state through His annual feasts of which the first is Passover.
Romans 5:8: But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
His plan is being unfolded in perfect sequence. Nothing can really change His set plan because He is so much wiser and much more powerful than any of His created beings. We can be assured that as it is written, Christ’s sacrifice was and is the perfect ransom which was accepted by The Great Master as a valid payment for the sins of the world, to reconcile all to Him the seen and unseen creation in a new creation of which Christ is the first to enter.
Colossians 1:20: And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
In Father Eloah’s great wisdom and great mercy, He has devised through these our trials a very efficient training ground for us in which no trial is beyond our capacity to endure.
1Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Yet we are trained to our physical and spiritual limits to develop all our capacities but most of all to develop our faith. In is only in adversity that we can really be trained. As such, no military training is done in the comfort of luxury hotels but rather in a most adverse environment to insure that all necessary techniques and abilities are learned well. We are in a spiritual war also and we battle and we are trained in it. We are specifically told what to wear in this battle and training.
Ephesians 6:11-17: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
We may not see ourselves as warriors and soldiers, and even some of us would rather not be involved in conflict at all but we are involved because of Father Eloah’s election. He created us with a specific position in mind in His government and He is giving each of us the specific training for that position. We may not know this position yet and that matters not since our Great Master Eloah knows and only that matters. His son, our captain, will receive the perfectly trained saints at his coming to join him for the great final battle of Armageddon.
At the same time, we are being cleansed of many errors through suffering which our Lord Yahoshua has shown us the way. Who else would accept to continue in faith but the elect? We are then being prepared not only of our own willingness and device but also we are being prepared through these sufferings and this training by our Saviour Eloah who has delegated His power to the Lamb and captain of our salvation.
Hebrews 2:10: For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
We must know that all things are being done by His great power and mercy not as much through our own power and wisdom. Yet we pray in His great mercy to show us the right way, His way, which is Yahoshua’s example. We are the body of Christ and so we suffer as he did in his own flesh nearly 2000 years ago. Since then, Christ has been suffering because of his suffering body on earth, which is the Church. Even Paul took part in the persecution of his body the Church.
Acts 26:14: And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Galatians 1:13: For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
In a sense Christ’s sacrifice is ongoing since he was killed as our Passover Lamb. Satan may have thought that finally he had succeeded in eliminating the Christ but he must have been quite surprised or disappointed when Christ rose from the dead. Will it be the same in the end when Satan has succeeded in killing all the saints but only to see them all rise at the First Resurrection?
All things will turn out perfectly in the end, thanks to Father Eloah’s great love and mercy, which are demonstrated in His perfect plan of salvation/creation.
For now, we strive to obey and learn more obedience through all of life’s experiences, trials and blessings, sorrows and joys also. For above all the trials and sacrifices, we have the great joy of Father Eloah’s revelations of a perfect creation reconciled through the perfect sacrifice of Yahoshua the Christ. As the perfect example, we should look to him at this time of Passover preparation because as our Pascal Lamb, he has been sacrificed for us. He willingly accepted his death on the stake as the way of reconciliation in the faith that he had in his Father and our Father that He could raise him up from the dead and bring about a good thing even through death. As Father rose Christ’s body after three days and three nights in the tomb, so will Father raise his body the Church at the First Resurrection
We may or may not face death as Christ did but in a sense we do face death every day to ourselves. We must deny ourselves the things of this world.
As we approach Passover let us ponder on the power and mercy of Father Eloah to remove from us all errors and sins as we also pray for others to be forgiven. Again we must look to Yahoshua when he cleansed the temple with a whip, using his power to remove all unclean activities. We can trust Father Eloah that He has given His son the power and authority to cleanse us as we are his temple. We must be humble and submitted to our master Yahoshua who will do it.
As judgement is actually on his the Church also the cleansing has begun with His temple the Church. After His temple is clean, He will judge the world and finally cleanse His whole creation.
Be of good courage, for our master Yahoshua has won the battle and we belong to him for Father has put us under his care.
John 16:33 I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Let us remember the Love and Mercy of our Father that we may love one another as His son has shown us.
In brotherly love,
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