The following words came because of a growing concern, not because of “they” but because of “we”. If we know we try to do the best we can, it is still good to know who we were… And what we can meet in this process to draw closer to the Father…Are these words not written: Hebr.12:14 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see YHVH:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace ofElohim; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
In our returning to the Father with our greek mindset, what was formed in the nations and their influence, which will renew day by day on our walk back to the old paths in the direction of the Creation, we serious need to know about our old “clothes”…
Jeremiah 6: 16 Thus saith YHVH, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Hosea 7: 8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
We, as Efraïm, seed of Yosef, need to know we have weakness to act like before we start to return back to the Father, we already are not in solid balance. It is really important to know what character Efraim had in the past and practice things, to evaluate why we act like we act at the moment.
Hosea 7:9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
Hosea 7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
12 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
Hosea 8:11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
Knowing this characteristic acts, we need to aware why we deal in the way to take the meat and let the bones while we would know better when we would proof the words, talks and studies of people who act look-a-like!
Hosea2:7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
We need to know that flirtation is a serious point to think about, read these words:
1 Sa 15 :23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of YHVH, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art YHVH, my Elohim..
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith YHVH.
When we know better and don’t quit with information who will go astray people from Yeshua and His advises and we influence others who don’t have the knowledge to understand, we are useless and without bearing good fruit to be a dicipel in the vinyard.
Come let us go up and let us make teshuvah to our Father and try the best we can to be good diciples with sharing the real Truth of Scriptures. He will restore us and take our characteristics to make renew it for His purpose.
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