For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead (Rom 1:20)
Praise YHVH! Praise YHVH from the heavens; praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light! Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of YHVH, for He commanded and they were created. He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away. Praise YHVH from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths; fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling His word; mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars; beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl; kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and maidens; old men and children. Let them praise the name of YHVH, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. And He has exalted the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints—of the children of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise YHVH! (Ps 148)
Then they that feared YHVH spake often one to another: and YHVHhearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared YHVH, and that thought upon his name. (Mal 3:16)
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Yeshua, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of Elohim; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Her 10:19–25)
May your Shabbat be a holy of holies experience!
As you know, I just posted a piece on Trump vs. Clinton. Reading this stuff is like walking through stinky barnyard muck that is knee-deep!
When I read Robert Daniel Phillip’s comment to that blog post, it punctuated the dilemma most Elohim-fearing, Bible-loving Americans are facing regarding who to vote for in our upcoming presidential elections.
The distasteful and bleak outlook of our elections in turn prompted me to take a stroll through my garden to de-pollute my mind. Here are some photographs of the flowers that are currently in bloom in my garden. Allow me to share this unparalleled beauty of YHVH’s creation with you on this beautiful Shabbat morning.
When the things of man look bleak and hopeless, let’s turn our eyes to YHVH the Creator and to the beauty of his creation all around us that silently shouts at us to cast our attention skyward to the source of all love, joy, peace, goodness and beauty. Yehovah Elohim is the ultimate Righteous Judge of the universe who, in due time, with the purifying fires of justice, will destroy all the wood, hay and stubble of men’s humanistic machinations and attempts to dethrone him.
I am casting my vote for YHVH Elohim—Yeshua!
Sorry Hitlerey, Tromp et al, but the flowers in my garden are a much prettier sight to my eyes and sensibilities than you’ll ever be!
Shabbat shalom everyone…please enjoy the Creators gift to us of flowers!
Shabbat shalom to all the many brothers and sisters in Yeshua scattered across this earth who read this blog in about 120 nations each month! May your Sabbath be filled with the love, joy and peace of Yeshua the Messiah through the Comforter that surpasses all understanding!
No matter how tough things are going for you, take a moment to count your blessings and give a prayer of thanks to the Almighty Creator who made you in his image, and loved you so much that he sent Yeshua to die for your sins that you might have eternal life with him forever. Find the blessing in everything that happens no matter how difficult or trying the circumstances. Through Yeshua, you have the victory now and forever. Never forget that.
Here are a few photos I took last Shabbat on the Oregon coast at a place called Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City. We were having an elders weekend retreat, and in between our meetings, the rain stopped and Dr. Joseph Dombek, my associate pastor, and I went for little walk along the beach.
I wonder why Oregon has been the number one state in the U.S. that people are moving to for the last three years?
Enjoy the photos: