Welcome to Home Shalom!

Welcome to Home Shalom and Shalom Farm. We pray your visit here be blessed. We are learning to walk in the Ways (Torah) of our Father YHVH and follow Y'shua, His Messiah until He returns to "set things straight". We call it a "Messi-Life". Our walk is niether tidy and nor perfect, but it is filled with passion, devotion and desire to serve our King. We are learning to be humble servants, and to be good stewards of the things that He has entrusted to us: His Word, Our marriage, our children, our family, our community, our health, and our farm. Hitch your horse and stay a while, our door is always open!



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Physical and Spiritual Pruning


A friend of ours writes from the Land of Israel as he volunteers to prune grapes there for the farmers.  I thought his reflections were worth sharing to encourage you all in your parenting as you raise up your children to walk in Yah's ways. Also take heed to how Yah continues to prune us as adults - as mature vines that SHOULD be heavy with fruit!  This is the case when we have gone through MANY seasons of pruning.  So if you see someone who's life is full of fruit - do not think they got there quickly or easily - rather they got there becasue they have allowed the Great Vinedresser to prune them season after season after season!!  Enjoy ~



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Shalom from Eretz Yisrael! Peace from The Land of Israel!

As most of you know, the stated  purpose of this trip to Israel is to prune grapevines for the vineyard owners in Judea & Samaria. I'd like to share some experiences I have had pruning...

If a vineyard owner fails to prune his grapevines for even one year, those vines will not produce well at all. It would be irresponsible for a farmer to not prune his vines. In the same way our Father prunes us so we will produce fruit.

Pruning vines reminds me that as parents, we must "prune" our children. One of the vineyard owners told us if the vines do not get pruned, they will grow wild. We have all seen the devastating effects of undisciplined children and adults who have had no boundaries. Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Pruning grapevines looks as if you're killing them. It does not kill them, and in fact it strengthens them. Are we any different than grapevines? As God prunes us, we become stronger. Despite how it may seem, the pruning will not harm us, and we will not produce much fruit without Him pruning us. "Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol." Proverbs 23:13-14.

Pruning is difficult - on the vines, and on the pruner. It's not an easy thing for the plant to yield itself to the pruner, just as it is sometimes difficult for us to yield ourselves to our Father.

John 15:1-11, "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you will keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."

Different varieties of grapevines must be pruned in different ways. In the same way, it's easy for us to think that God needs to prune our brothers and sisters the same way He prunes us. That's just not the case. We are different varieties, and so we must be pruned differently. "There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?" James 4:12.

We pruned one morning after it rained through the night. The vines were soft and easier to prune. We need to be soft and moldable so we can be more easily pruned, and so it won't be so painful.

"You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, 'My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of YHVH, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; for those whom  YHVH loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He loves.' It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Hebrews 12:4-11

May we welcome our Father's pruning in our lives that we may bear much fruit for His Kingdom!

Until next time, check out www.preparationforrestoration.weebly.com. Thank you to those have generously contributed to our mission, and to those of you who are standing with us in prayer.

Many blessings and peace from Israel!

Ken

Friday, January 10, 2014

Psalm 119:97-104 Mem

Join us in memorizing the next  section of Psalm 119 with the Brumlow family!


If you want see all the previous sections go to our Memorizing Scripture Tab above.

Stay Strong in Your Savior!
Pamela


Psalm 119: 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Protestant Church and Sunday Sabbath


In our early faith walk as young adults, we attended Non-Denominational churches in the different places we lived).  We were very zealous and passionate about our faith and active in our church.  We specifically chose Non-Denominational churches, because we were aware of enough of  religious corruption that we did not want to be a part of that and we thought that this choice would protect us from it.  These non-denominational churches claimed to "just follow the Bible" and that is what we wanted to do - right from the start.  Our pastors were upstanding people, who were honest and kind and had fruits hanging off their family tree!  We (thought we) wanted what they had - so to speak.  We were just starting to learn the Bible for ourselves. (It takes time!  It is very big and full living book!  We still consider ourselves students of it today more than 20 years later and we will until we die.)  What we did not realize at first, was the subtle inconsistencies and then contradictions between the doctrine being taught and the Bible as it read.  However, as our maturity and pursuit of truth was growing, and as we studied the Bible and found ourselves in Leadership Positions in our church, things started to change.  This caused us to take more responsibility for our doctrine and caused us to search for answers from questions that came from others (that we never even thought of at that point).  Well...that was about 10 years ago - that this topic of Sabbath rose through our study of Scripture and the Spirit poking at my conscience on the topic.  We didn't truly "get it" fully for couple years after that..because we were  not mature enough in our willingness to submit EVERYTHING to our savior and His ways.  (Even though we sang that we would do that, every Sunday morning!) In spite of this, our Saviour was preparing our hearts and when we were (truly willing), we GOT it!  We took our questions to our pastors and leaders and they gave us all the "usual" arguments for Sunday that sound good to the ignorant, well indoctrinated or casual Christian who acknowledges God because of what God can do for them.  Some even said Saturday is the Sabbath - but "we keep the Lord's Day" because that's when Jesus rose. (Even though Scripture NEVER authorizes such a radical doctrine change.)  They also quoted Scripture out of context to support more replacement theology principals, ever so subtly.  Later when we studied more Scripture in context, and became better students of the Word from the context it was written instead of the context it was being falsely preached - we saw very clearly that they were using apples to prove oranges. As time and study and research went on, we also learned this was very common practice in the protestant church and maybe one of the reasons why we have over 3000+ denominations , yet teach our of the same Bible! The fact is - we were ignorant of the Scriptures (not stupid - but ignorant - there is a difference) and we were indoctrinated incorrectly (as were the people who taught us).  (In other words - we developed our Biblical view from sermons, teachings and doctrines shared from the pulpit and seminaries.  This happened much faster and stronger than our own study habits developed.  As a result it seeded itself in our minds as truth and colored our perspective because our understanding was filtered through the incorrect things we were taught.  We did not know to question the validity of it - these teachers, preachers and servants had been doing this FAR longer than us.  They were more together than us and they were genuine "good people"!  We were not so proud or rebellious to think that we understood it better then them.  We knew that we did not understand this beautiful book, but we WANTED to!!)  We were blind to the truth and happy to be spoon fed the alternative (lies of connivance) unknowingly. However, because we wanted the Lord's Truth - above all;  above our convenience, our church culture, our comfort, our popularity, above our ignorance, etc...the truth was able to penetrate our thick heads and it changed our lives in yet another way.  (Because our lives were sincerely changed in our time in the church - no one can take THAT away from us...No one an take that away from YOU!  Our Savior meets us right where we are and works with us to bring us closer to Him and His truth!!)   "Getting" Sabbath was a door that opened to so much more that we were "missing" in understanding in our "bible believing non- denominational church".  I am so thankful for it!   Eventually we left that church - which also opened another world of discipleship, ministry and service directly with our Savior, that we never knew was possible without a "church covering" as was previously taught.  Our accountability, responsibility and relationship is stronger now.  Davine appointments and assignments happen daily, it is so beautiful to walk in submission and harmony with the Creator the Universe (without the "middle man" in the way).  After some "quite time" of refining alone with our Creator, He has brought us into community to help encourage and assist many other whom He is showing these things.  It is so very exciting to see such revelation happening in the hearts of men, one family at time - yet SO MANY families simultaneously - as he reveals us to one another.

There is a wonderful website that is devoted to sharing this information specifically about Sabbath.  ( I can not know of any of their other doctrine.) It is called SabbathTruth.com .  You can research and confirm all this second party once you know there is a trail to follow!  I highly encourage you do so if you doubt its accuracy or truth.  Please please do your homework!  It  is time to stand accountable for our faith!  Our Father is drawing us nearer to His truth in THIS time for a reason.  May those who have ears to hear, hear!

You may also like to visit our page above - as we try to show the scriptural definition of Sabbath.

Below is a video of some of  that same information we found when we researched church history that shook us out of our ignorance and made us face truth and test our own doctrine.  It really helped us see that the "protestant church"  that we were so sure had it right (even our "safe" non-denominational one) was very different than it was painted in my "protestant church history" studies.  We were actually Protesting Catholics!  We were practicing more unbiblical Catholic doctrines then we knew.  Some of them were shed at the time of "Reformation"...but many still remain as fundamental and foundational for Protestants, even today- yet they are NOT Biblical.  Keeping and excepting the change of the Sabbath Day is one of those (very very important) things that Martin Luther and the other Reformers took with them. This is very important for us to recognize and repent of, if we desire to worship in Truth.




I pray that my God-fearing faithful brothers and sisters who are in these churches (like we were) who seek truth -but are ignorant and are believing and teaching things that are not true to their children and others, are able to humble themselves with teachable hearts and honestly seek the Father on this topic.  May you have the ears to hear this and the courage to do what we are taught to do in the Bible, when we come to a cross road of decision between right and wrong in Our Savior's Eyes.  I know there is a lot to search out and "untangle" when our doctrine is off the mark (we have and continue to test ours own docterine to this day!).  You will see that it is a sticky web when you start - because Sabbath is not the only thing that we brought with us from Catholsism.  However, God is faithful and so very willing and able to show you the way..if you are willing to submit to Him and the truth - and let it transform you.  If you do..you will find yourself stepping into the pages of the Bible and "owning it" like you never ever have before.  Scale will be removed, that you didn't even know existed!

The Sabbath is very important because God says that it is a sign between Him and His people.  (Ezekiel 20:8-25)  He was very  mad at Israel when they ignored it.  It is one of the things that sets us apart from the world.  If it is important to God it should be important to us! 

We Love You!
Shabbat Shalom
(Sabbath Peace and Wellness)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Psalm 119:89-96 Lamed

The Kelley's are sharing this section of Psalm 119 with us.  We are enjoying memorizing and hope you do too!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Meet Michael Life and His Family


I would like to introduce you to a special family in the Body of Messiah and in which we are blessed to walk with here in our community. 
 A couple months ago, they experienced a very trying, heart wrenching tragedy in their family and  
This is a story of faithfulness. A story of love, devotion and commitment.  A story of overcoming, of community and of the mercy and grace of our Heavenly Father and His redeeming love that supersedes the worst of circumstances and prevails.    It is a story of thankfulness and appreciation.  It is a story of family.

I was not one who was present (on site) that is mentioned in this story - but rather one (like others I am SURE) who was miles away, but QUITE present in The Spirit, praying, and crying out and pacing and mourning with them in this 2 week process of waiting on the Father and interceding for needs of the family and the life of the baby.   Seeing these pictures and hearing this story once again - made my heart over flow with sadness and love and gratefulness all at the same time.  Who can explain it?  Except, that it be LOVE! Love for the Father; love for His people and compassion for the loss and pain that we must endure until the Messiah returns to "set it all straight".  It is a bitter sweet thing... a bitter sweet thing indeed.



This family are small organic dairy farmers, who run a CSA to reach out to folks and provide for their family (and to work together as a family unit).  They live in close community with a small group and despite their large family  they always have "time" for others who may bring a need or question to them.  They are always reaching out.  They are zealous for Yah and His ways and live honorably, as you will see (testified)  by the quotes posted in the "updates" of the site listed above.  

Personally speaking, in this past few months alone, Todd has been gracious to answer farming and milk cow questions  for us, as we have been struggling to cure our milk cow of mastitis for months.  He has graciously offered His bull's services to us (for free).  He even offered to take our cow to his own farm to try to nurse her back to health himself (even though he has plenty of "concerns" right now).  We have been trying for months without success to help her heal, while other's suggested we give up and dry her up or eat her - Todd offers hope and help when we are feeling our most defeated!  Why do I tell you this?  Because everyone who knows the Vincents has some sort of story of encouragement or hope that they have received from them!  They are just that kind of family.  I felt the need to share one of my one"testimonies" of how I am in the midst of being blessed  by them,  as I write this post!

'Friends/family in common' who live in their small community have put together the site linked above to HELP THEM for a change.  They wanted their story to be told and wanted to see if we could pull together like the community described in Acts to help meet the needs of this family as they are coming out of a very hard season in their lives.  (No matter where we all may live!!) The Vincents have incurred some debt with medical bills and other trials have occurred with their family van.  (They have been borrowing a vehicle to run their goods to Nashville for their livelihood - just making modest ends meet as well as sold a couple of their needed livelyhood-producing cows.)  While we can not change those things which have happened in the past months, we can rally around them in support to help bear the burden with them.



When praying about this post - this chapter of Scripture came to my mind Hebrews 11.   I read it and felt that is speaks VOLUMES as to the Scriptural faithfulness that has been lived out during this very hard time.
So often adversity and calamity will crush a person's spirit and whose faith is not rooted in their Savior.  However, this family has and continues to walk in such faith as described in Hebrews.  I know their reward is in YHWH and they never ask for anything more...but we...who walk with them are hoping to bless them in this small way - so that their burden may be lightened and they may be a little more free and mobile to continue their Kingdom work.  Many of the folks in our community, live very financially humbly in order to minister and serve, yet we are giving all we can.  I felt led to reach out to YOU, our extended family of believers, to see if you might pray about assisting us in blessing the Vincent family as well.

Gratefully and Humbly and Sincerely,

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Psalm 119:81-88 Kaph

After months (and months) we finally have recorded and subtitled the latest Psalm put to music. Here is Psalm 119:81-88:



 We have several families who have recorded and sent us the next few psalms sections, now that the Schminkes have finally gotten this one done. Be on the lookout for more additions very soon!! Thanks for being patient with this project! We are very excited with everyone's enthusiasm and diligence.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Online Accountability



I was just recently introduced to a web service called Covenant Eyes.  It is a brilliant concept for online accountability! This is a tool that can be used as a prevention measures or as an accountablity partner if anyone in your home may struggle or may be vonerable when it comes to pure and righteous content before thier eyes/ears online.  I find it partcularly ideal if there has ever been a struggle in this area.  It is customizable - and I think it could be the kind of tool that could help keep Men//Women and Youth who are seeking after Yah's ways to use the interent and stay above reproach!  Check it out!

http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/about-covenant-eyes/

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving

May you be joyous and thankful in Him!


Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to Yahowah, all the earth!
Serve Yahowah with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!
Know Yahowah, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For Yahowah is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

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Psalm 26

Vindicate me, O Yahowah, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in Yahowah without wavering. Prove me, O Yahowah, and try me; test my heart and my mind.  For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.  I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.  I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.  Iwash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Yahowah, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.  O Yahowah, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,  in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.  My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless Yahowah.
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Psalm 95

Oh come, let us sing to the Yahowah; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Yahowah is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.  Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Yahowah, our Maker!  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,  do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.  For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways."  Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter my rest."
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Psalm 50
The Mighty One, God Yahowah, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.  Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.  Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:  "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!" The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah "Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.  I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds.  For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.  "If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.  Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?  Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."  But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?  For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.  If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers.  "You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.  These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. "Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!  The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!"
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Psalm 107

Oh give thanks to Yahowah, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Yahowah say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;  hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Yahowah in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank Yahowah for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.  Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.  So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help. Then they cried to Yahowah in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart. 15 Let them thank Yahowah for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron. Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to Yahowah in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank Yahowah for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy! Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of Yahowah, his wondrous works in the deep For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight; they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end. Then they cried to Yahowah in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Let them thank Yahowah for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants. He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in; they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield. By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish. When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow, he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes; but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks. The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth. Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Yahowah!
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2 Corinthians 4
 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Y’shua Ha Machiach as lord, with ourselves as your servants for Y’shua’s sake.  For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Y’shua Ha Machiach. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Y’shua, so that the life of Y’shua may also be manifested in our bodies.  For we who live are always being given over to death for Y’shua’s sake, so that the life of Y’shua also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.  Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Y’shua will raise us also with Y’shua and bring us with you into his presence.  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
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2 Corinthians 9:6-15
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for Yah loves a cheerful giver. And Yah is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to Yah. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to Yah. By their approval of this service, they will glorify Yah because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Messiah, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of Yah upon you. Thanks be to Yah for his inexpressible gift!
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Ephesians 1:3-23
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Ha Mashiach, who has blessed us in Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Y’shua Ha Machiach, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Messiah as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Messiah might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Y’shua and your love toward all the saints,  I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Y’shua Ha Machiach, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the Messianic Community, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
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Ephesians 5:1-21
Therefore be imitators of Yah, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Messiah loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to Yah.  But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.  Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.  For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and Yah. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of Yah comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them;  for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light  (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Messiah will shine on you." Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to Yah the Father in the name of our Lord Y’shua the Messiah, submitting to one another out of reverence for Messiah.
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Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to Yah.  And the peace of Yah, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Y’shua.  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me--practice these things, and the Yah of peace will be with you.
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Philippians 1:3-11
I thank my Yah in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Y’shua Messiah. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For Yah is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Messiah Y’shua. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Messiah, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Y’shua Messiah, to the glory and praise of Yah.