To Hear and Obey

In this day and age there are many voices clamoring to be heard. Everyone has an answer and an opinion. But what if there were only one voice to be heard? Only one opinion? I along with other like minded people have been seeking, knocking and asking. For a surety there are two voices speaking in the world today. One voice is saying "take your life in your own hands as you see your own needs". The other voice is saying "give up your life, follow me, give me control of your life". The first voice mentioned here seems to be the most popular. So the obvious decision here is to hear the second voice "give up your life" and go with the minority. For with this voice if we follow will lead to a very narrow road. This road is not the scenic route either. Most maps will tell you that it doesn't even exist. In fact if you travel this path everyone around you will do everything in their power to get you off of it. I sincerely hope you have already made a decision to take this road, and since so few choose it may we see each other often in the fellowship on it. If you have not made this decision I pray that you would follow this journey. Shalom, Chris

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Where are the Men???????

            For a long time I have been wondering "where are all the men". Most messianic or christian assemblies are comprised of mostly women. In 22 years it has been hard to draw men into conversations of scripture. I mostly get frowns because I cannot find anything else to talk about. Sure I can talk about muscle cars and guns and all the guy stuff. My team even won the world series this year. But who cares? None of those things changed my life. None of them would die for me. None of them would look for me if I didn't show up. Yet there is a picture of two men that the Ruach brought to my mind. One is the man of the world his name was Haman. The other is not even mentioned as much as the first, his name was Mordecai; and yet he was a man above others of his time. Haman sought prestige, wealth, honor, pride and vengeance. He could be likened to a man who works hard for his family putting all else aside, though in truth even his family was put aside and died as he did!
           But the man Mordecai he was the real man. His face was in the dust, he must have looked more shameful than a beggar. But he did not beg for himself, rather he cried out for his people. He refused his own well being for that of the children of Y'israel. He raised  a young woman who forsook her own life and laid it at the feet of The Sovereign King of The universe; YHWH! It is natural for a man to go into a self preservation mode and protect all that he has and holds dear. This man held dear in humility that his life was not important and the life of his niece. He was willing to lose her in the hopes that his people would not be forever eliminated from the earth.
            So i ask again, "where are the men"? As a man I can answer that question and if the following do not apply to you then praise YHWH. Men are in the bars,  illicit affairs, surfing the internet for adultery, not around their children or their wives, they hide in alcohol, drugs, pain medications, work, garages, cars the list could go on and on.
             One man got on his face right where he was supposed to be and the world changed as he knew it. For him everything stopped and there was only him and the dirt exactly what we came from. Yet that man was lifted out of the dirt and his feet were solidly upon a rock, The Rock in fact.
              I myself am no one of any importance. If I died today not many would notice. So while it is yet today it is time to make a stand or rather a repenting in the dust crying out to YHWH our salvation to deliver his people from a life apart from Him. To "create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us, to restore unto us The blessing of our Salvation. Yeshua our Mashiach, our bridegroom, our one true love and yes for us men to present ourselves as a pure and spotless bride.
              Purim is traditionally spent as a celebration of the deliverance of YHWH'S people. Yet I would say that we are not delivered right now. Our time grows short. I who am as Shaul stated the chiefest of sinners make a call to all men that upon the day celebrated on the rabbinical calendar that we call Purim, call all men to a day of being on our face to cry out to YHWH and see what He will do to us, in us and through us

1 comment:

Ken Cagle said...

Great question! As for ME and my house, we will serve YHWH. It starts with me, then my house will follow.