Online ministry is an amazing experience. Through our fingertips and technology, we are able to connect with people from all over the world in an instant. What a gift the internet is to be utilized. Having said that, it can be a quietly pleasant experience or a loud and uproarious one depending upon the hearts of the commentators and receivers.
One thing that I have noticed through my many years online, is how people can mask themselves behind the all infamous screens we see before us daily. How the fingertips can spread love or hate in an instant, often with no face to put with the words. The joy behind those ravenous trolls who love to cause dissent everywhere they go. We can also witness the beauty of love shared through the invisible freeway of the internet.
I have noticed in the past few years that negativity combined with learning is growing in numbers. People seem to be more combative. Especially when it comes to their belief systems. Let’s just beat each other with the Bible! There seems to be a combative wave of flying scriptural words being thrown around as a bullying tool.
As we live in a society that preaches respect, socially acceptable wording and yet carries sincere hypocrisy in its behaviors, those trying to share scriptural truths are being beaten down again and again. Most often by those who they, themselves, are learning and feel they have “Got it”. Not realizing they have allowed themselves to stop learning. Scripture is a continual study. Scripture is a beautiful and mysterious abyss that is very simple. Out of nowhere the “ah ha” can surprise us!
We can be shown with new eyes. Taken from one meaning to such a deep level of understanding you wonder how you didn’t see that before. How simple the message is. For YHWH is simple. It is we humans and the enemy of our souls who have created a labyrinth whirlwind of confusion. YHWH is not the author of confusion.
Whom shall he teach knowledge?
and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?
them that are weaned from the milk,
and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept,
precept upon precept;
line upon line,
line upon line;
here a little,
and there a little:
Once we understand this concept, we can see how YHWH speaks to us. It is very clear and very precise. My husband’s video Mountain Knowledge shows us this. However, most nay sayers love to use the term…”You’ve taken that out of context.” Whose context is it? Man’s or YHWH’S? That is the question!
So as we battle with our bibles in the war across the internet highway, we have to ask each other, why would one rebuke scripture given in lesson? For many good people out there do just that. Rebuke the scripture handed to them. Is not every Word of YHWH given as food?
But he answered and said, It is written,
Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of YHWH.
And the burden of YHWH shall ye mention no more:
for every man’s word shall be his burden;
for ye have perverted the words of the living Elohim,
of YHWH of hosts our Elohim.
It is very obvious that scriptural respect is becoming invisible. Even by those who read it daily. It is getting weaned off the sweet milk and taking that first bite of meat. Chewing it slowly, digesting it and getting hungry for more. YHWH will feed more once His food has been digested. He does not want it rebuked from the soul.
Ye ask, and receive not,
because ye ask amiss,
that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
It is because we lean on our own understanding and listen to man instead of YHWH, most often, that causes us to remain stuck drinking that sweet milk that brought us in. We think it is enough because it tastes so good. Like an infant getting ready for solid foods, the first bites bring on twisted mouths and crinkled eyes. What is this?
When the infant sees the familiar bottle it yearns for the comfort of what he already knows. That sweet, delicious milk. Therefore, what happens when solid foods are introduced? Every parent knows this answer…A few disgusted smirks, then suddenly the mouth opens wide and the child begins to awkwardly try to chew. The tongue muscles push the food out onto the bottom lip as the food slides down the chin often onto the bib. The parent then scoops the squishy mess back onto the spoon and puts it back into the mouth of the child. Does not YHWH try to re feed the meat He gives us when we spit it out? It is up to us whether we accept it or spew it out.
Trust in YHWH with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
The invisibility of respect towards the Word is a rebellious rebuking of our Messiah. This appears to be a growing trend among believers. How dare we rebuke the Word of YHWH!
May each of us who yearns for the narrow path turn away from our own understanding and self lusts of scripture, but instead seek the true meat fed to us by YHWH, no matter how strange it may taste when laid before us.
I do recommend the entire book of Jude. Please read it. And may YHWH bless your steps each day.
To the only wise Elohim our Saviour,
be glory and majesty, dominion and power,
both now and ever. amein.