"Set your face towards Jerusalem..."
Resolve ~fix in determination, or purpose:
"But Daniel resolved in his heart that he would not defile himself
with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank:
therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself."
The household of faith is growing and strengthening day by day, the "called out" ones who serve the Mashiyach are growing daily, maturing, and becoming a Kedoshim (holy people). All who belong to the Mashiyach are called to walk as He walked.
We must have a resolve in our souls that will carry us through troublous times. Truth must be understood and taught as an action, not only as an idea or philosophy. To walk in truth and do acts of righteousness is in many ways to walk contrary to public society around us. The act of refraining from or resisting carnal entertainment puts one in a minority. The act of speaking out against sodomy, abortions and perversity is becoming illegal and may result in being punished by the society in which we live. The answer is to resolve now, how we are to walk, talk and act in wisdom of Mashiyach against the onslaught of uncleanness in society.
We pray for strength and seek the wisdom of the Word for all talmidim of the Mashiyach. We nurture quality and effective leadership who are disciplined and mature in Mashiyach and take courage to keep the house clean. We support the training up of righteous leaders, preferring the humble and meek (yoked to Mashiyach) who are not lazy in truth nor seeking a position of influence or power.
We keep an orderly account of all matters between ourselves and others and always seek to reconcile matters with righteousness. We do not allow divisions in the body of Mashiyach to oppress the innocent.
We are Servants of Mashiyach who operate in the spiritual gifts of Prophecy, Mercy, Teaching, Administration, Exhortation, Giving, Facilitating and Serving. The team is designed to synergistically facilitate each other in a household of Faith.
The Mashiyach refines, disciplines, and teaches us how to work effectively together, His Kingdom is built on service and goodwill. The Knowledge of what is good and just comes from the Ruach HaKodesh and is confirmed in the Torah (righteous instruction) of Mashiyach.
We volunteer to lay down our carnal lives and take up victorious New Life in His Majesty Y'shua Mashiyach. Change may be very difficult and cause many trials, but the Father wills that a people be called unto Himself. Let us act in truth, walk in the Torah of Mashiyach, and seek the things of His Kingdom. Torah and the Name of Mashiyach Y'shua must go out to all the Nations, Mashiyach is coming to judge the world by His Righteous standard.
The Victory over the carnal flesh is found in Mashiyach
The greatest men in the Kingdom of Mashiyach are unspotted from the world, these live within the Kingdom of Mashiyach and observe His Torah according to the leading of the Ruach HaKodesh.
"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself." Daniel 1:8 Daniel put it in his own heart to do the right thing, and YHWH strengthened his resolve.
"Speak not to your heart, after that YHWH your Elohim has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness YHWH has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH drives them out from before thee." Devarim (Deut.) 9:4 Do not speak an untruth to your heart, don't speak false security into your heart when there is none, rather speak the truth, it is for His Righteousness that YHWH raises up a Kedoshim.
"If I regard iniquity in my heart, YHWH will not hear me: But verily Elohim has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be Elohim, which has not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me." Psalm 66:18-20
We have a collective resolve and vision.
Either we can choose our battles or they will be chosen for us.
We have the victory, IF, we walk in the truth of Mashiyach and His Torah!
Let us resolve to DO and to SPEAK the TRUTH in LOVE.
Chazak! Chazak! V'nit Chazek!
B'shem Y'shua Mashiyach,
Baruch Ben Daniel
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