What is the Father requiring of US!

Re: Questions that require an answer!

Matthew 16:13-19 When Yahshua came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.” 17Yahshua answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.18And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Ekklesia, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.19And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

G4074 Πέτρος Petros – Peter = “a rock or a stone”

G4073 πέτρα petra – Rock = 1) a rock, cliff or ledge 1a) a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground 1b) a rock, a large stone 1c) metaphorically a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul

  • This is what I believe Yahshua was saying to Peter in that moment.

“I will build My Ekklesia on the solid rock foundation of the (the revealed Messiah) and the forces of Hell shall not prevail against it”

  • This is what I have since come to understand about this passage of scripture.

The house that Yahshua is constructing in the earth realm is an exact representation of the Father’s house that is eternally established in the Heavenly realm.

John 14:2-3 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

The Father’s house will only come into view as we come into a better understanding of son-ship and the Kingdom of Yahweh. The mystery of the Kingdom of Yahweh is only revealed to sons, and they are the manifestation of His Glory in planet earth. We are sons of Yahweh and therefore have a predetermined prepared place in the Father’s house, and as sons are the rightful heirs of His Kingdom. We are the loved, blessed and highly favored of our Father, and it is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom!

  • Yahshua said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations”

Matthew 16:20-28 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Yahshua the Messiah. 21From that time Yahshua began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.22Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Sovereign; this shall not happen to You!”23But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan!You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but the things of men.” 24Then Yahshua said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.26For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

  • The Father is requiring everything and ALL of us.

Mark9:1 And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh present with power.”

Luke9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh.”

John8:52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Yahshua, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of Yahweh, might taste death for everyone.

Mark 8:27 -38 Now Yahshua and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?” 28So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Messiah.” 30Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him. 31And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.33But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but the things of men.” 34When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospels will save it. 36For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

Luke 9:18-27 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”19So they answered and said, “John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.”20He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “The Messiah of Yahweh.” 21And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”23Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh.”

  • Let every word be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses.

Note: The phrase ‘Jesus asked them’ is only used one time in Scripture.

Matthew 22:23-45 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 24saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. 26Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh.27Last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.” 29Yahshua answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of Yahweh. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of Yahweh in heaven. 31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by Yahweh, saying, 32‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob’? Yahweh is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living.” 33And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. 34But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37Yahshua said to him, “‘You shall love the Sovereign your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” 41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Yahshua asked them, 42saying, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” 43He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Sovereign,’ saying: 44 ‘The Sovereign said to My Sovereign, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’? 45If David then calls Him ‘Sovereign,’ how is He his Son?”46And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

  • Yahshua silenced those who were seeking to ensnare Him by asking them a question that required a spiritual understanding. J

Matthew 19:27-30 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” So Yahshua said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Kingdom Economy & Empowerment!

Re: What does the Scripture teach about riches, wealth and prosperity?

Psalm 112:1-3  Praise Yahweh! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, Who delights greatly in His commandments.2His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.3Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Wealth- H1952 הוֹן hôn BDB Definition: 1) wealth, riches, substance 1a) wealth 1b) price, high value 2) enough, sufficiency

Riches H6239 עֹשֶׁר ʽôsher BDB Definition: 1) wealth, riches

Proverbs 8:17-21 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.18Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness.19My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver.20I traverse the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, 21That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.

Wealth/Substance-H3426 יֵשׁ yêsh BDB Definition: 1) being, existence, substance, there is or are 1a) substance 1b) existence 1c) there is or are

Proverbs 13:18-23 Poverty and shame come to a person who ignores discipline, but whoever pays attention to constructive criticism will be honored. 19A fulfilled desire is sweet to the soul, but turning from evil is disgusting to fools.20Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer.21Disaster hunts down sinners,but righteous people are rewarded with good.22Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners is stored away for a righteous person.23When poor people are able to plow, there is much food, but a person is swept away where there is no justice. GW

 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

A good man causeth sons’ sons to inherit, and laid up for the righteous is the sinner’s wealth. YLT

Wealth-H2428 חַיִל chayil BDB Definition: 1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army 1a) strength 1b) ability, efficiency 1c) wealth 1d) force, army

Luke 16:1-13  He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.2So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’3“Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.4I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’5“So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’6And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’7Then he said to another, ‘and how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘a hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’8So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.9“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.10He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?13“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

Wasted-G1287 διασκορπίζω diaskorpizō Thayer Definition: 1)to scatter abroad, disperse, to winnow 1a) to throw the grain a considerable distance, or up into the air, that it may be separated from the chaff 1b) to gather the wheat, freed from the chaff into the granary 1c) to winnow grain

Mammon- G3126 μαμμωνᾶς mammōnas Thayer Definition: 1) mammon 2) treasure 3) riches (where it is personified and opposed to God)

Note: Upon closer examination of this passage, I am persuaded that it has been grossly misquoted and taken out of context on more than one occasion, and that for the purpose of talking about the love of money and the things money buys.

In context, this story reveals the true nature of the heart of the unjust steward who was wasting his master’s goods by dealing unjustly in the way he was doing business with others. When it came down to answering to the master for his wasteful and irresponsible stewardship, he was commended for how he rectified and settled with those whom he had dealt wrongly. It is obvious to me that Yahweh is the master in this story, and we are the stewards of His business in planet earth. The question is, will be just and responsible stewards, or will our stewardship be removed because we were unjust and irresponsible stewards? I think that it is important to understand that even if we have not always been good stewards, that our stewardship can be restored by being honest and dealing squarely with others. We also need to understand that if we have not been faithful in what is what is another mans, who will give us what is our own?

11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

This above passage of Scripture indicates that the true riches will never be entrusted to you unless you are a good steward of unrighteous mammon.

The unjust steward loved skimming profits and taking advantage of people more than he loved, honored and respected his master, and it cost him his place in his master’s business. While he was commended in the end the story does not reveal as to whether his stewardship was restored or not.

Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember Yahweh your Elohim, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Wealth-H2428 חַיִל chayil BDB Definition: 1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army 1a) strength 1b) ability, efficiency 1c) wealth 1d) force, army

We must remember that Yahweh gives us power to obtain wealth, and the wealth of this world is being stored up for His sons and family?

Kingdom Provision & Economy!

Have you ever noticed that Kingdom Provision is directly related to natural resources? blh

That’s right. Yahshua said, “bring me what you have” He will not require of you what you do not have; but He may require of you all of the ready resources you presently have available.

Several decades ago, I was introduced to a ministry who believed and lived supernatural multiplication. It became a teaching that a friend of mine lived and died believing. In more ways than not it opened me up to so many truths concerning the Everlasting Covenant of the Kingdom and how highly blessed and favored we are as a people. They had constructed a building made out of hand-hewn Italian marble and covered the pillars of that facility with real gold. They also constructed a covenant baptismal house and its walls were covered by every precious stone named in the bible. It was a part of their testimony and they openly shared how Yahweh had blessed them over the years by supernaturally multiplying love offerings before their very eyes or by adding large sums of money to their depleted bank accounts.

However, in order enter the Tabernacle of David or be included in a corporate worship service you had to be dressed in a certain way. They had a clothes rack in the back of the building that served to fulfill that requirement. I can truthfully say that they sincerely loved Yahweh and His People, and they were sold-out and totally committed to Him and one another; but their old fashion, legalist approach to life and community limited their influence and did not change the world in which they lived. One good thing that came out of my visit was, I came away with a better understanding of the Everlasting Covenant of the Kingdom, Water Baptism and received enough Faith and Courage to continue fulfilling my calling and election.

The truth is my friend and I never really saw supernatural multiplication work for us the way that it worked for them; but it was not because we were not looking and reaching for it. That said, we did see supernatural provision and the blessing and favor of Yahweh flowing in and through our lives at a level that was unprecedented at the time. My friend died a while back, and I sang at his funeral. While visiting, I had the privilege of sharing with the widow of the man who built that Tabernacle of David that I was a part of her husband’s living legacy. I also told her that I truly had been a recipient of the covenant blessings of Yahweh and that I had baptized over 100 people into the Everlasting Covenant of the Kingdom.

The Bottom line is there is no magic formula or wand to wave. We are still not yet asking the right questions, whereby we may arrive at the correct conclusions someday. We are still limited by our own comfort zones and paradigms, and we are now coming into a time where the rubber meets the road. 2012 will prove to be a year that will separate the men from the boys as it pertains to living by faith, and it will awaken all of us to the reality that we have not been living out of the Spirit, or the blessing of His covenant.

We must now turn in our hearts while there is time. We must make the changes necessary to move into a position to receive Yahweh’s Kingdom provision. At this point we are the human resources, and each of us has a part and place in meeting the needs of others.