24th of the 4th month 2015/2016
Shabbat Shalom all,
Ḥazon/Revelation 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And he who hears, let him say, “Come!” And he who thirsts, come! And he who desires it, take the water of life without paying!”
This is the clear call that we see being loudly proclaimed at the end of Ḥazon/Revelation, and we take note that this is an urgent call that is being given after Yoḥanan had been shown the vision of the fullness of the revelation of יהושע Messiah! With the clear revelation of Messiah having been declared, the call to come is given to those who have ears to hear and are thirsty for true righteousness! With this call to come being given there is also a severe warning that is given to anyone who adds or takes away from the prophecy of the revelation of Messiah, and we therefore take note that with the revelation of who Messiah is nothing can be added or taken away! These words echo the prophecy we see given in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 55, which I want us to look a little closer at tonight, as we too recognise how this prophetic call and invitation to the thirsty is given after the clear prophecy of how יהוה would come as a Servant and Shepherd to His lost sheep, revealing His Mighty Outstretched Arm and Hand that is not too short to save, in order to Redeem them and restore to them complete access to the clear Living Waters of life!
In a message tonight called, “COME AND SEEK יהוה – THE REMEDY FOR THIRST!”, let us take a closer look at Yeshayahu/Isaiah 55 (Read).
The clear message and resounding call that is given at the revelation of Messiah is simply this – Everyone who thirsts come to the waters! This clear prophecy of giving access to the living water is an assurance given to those who overcome and inherit the gift of everlasting life:
Ḥazon/Revelation 21:5-7 “And He who was sitting on the throne said, “See, I make all matters new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and trustworthy.” 6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End. To the one who thirsts I shall give of the fountain of the water of life without payment. 7 “The one who overcomes shall inherit all this, and I shall be his Elohim and he shall be My son.”
The Hebrew word used here in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 55:1 for ‘thirsts’ is צָמֵא tsame – Strong’s H6771 which means, ‘thirst, thirsty, dry’, and thirst is something that is clearly understood from a Scriptural perspective, especially when we recognise the clear terrain of the land of Yisra’ĕl and the Wilderness through which they travelled!
Yisra’ĕl is a dry land, with some desert regions and hot dry summers. Whoever travels in this land, especially in the wilderness or the Negeḇ, experiences parching thirst. Such thirst can drive one to extreme distress. In Tehillah/Psalm 69 we see how Dawiḏ was driven to intense agony by his enemies, and for his thirst they gave him vinegar to drink, which would actually increase his thirst! While we are not sure when this Tehillah was written, it is believed to have been written during the rebellion of Aḇshalom, and is a powerful prophetic picture of יהושע Messiah, our Beloved King who was rejected by His own and was given sour wine (vinegar) to drink when He was impaled on the stake, and after this He said , “It has been accomplished”.
Yoḥanan/John 19:28-30 “After this, יהושע, knowing that all had been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be accomplished, said, “I thirst!” 29 A bowl of sour wine stood there, and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and held it to His mouth. 30 So when יהושע took the sour wine He said, “It has been accomplished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”
When Messiah took the sour wine, He was taking the last of the leaven upon Himself and therefore cleansed the House of all sin, declaring that His work of coming to die for our sins had been accomplished! The Greek word used here for ‘sour wine’ is ὄξος oxos – Strong’s G3690 and is the word that is used in the LXX (Septuagint – Greek translation of the Tanak) as the equivalent for the Hebrew word ḥomets – Strong’s H2558, which is used to describe vinegar, which is something that has been leavened, as it comes from the root verb חָמֵץ ḥamets – Strong’s H2556 – which means, ‘to be sour or leavened, or that which is leavened’. חָמֵץ ḥamets is not the leaven itself, but rather that which had been leavened.
After Messiah gave up His spirit the guards came to break the legs of those who had been put on the stake and when they saw that the Master was already dead, they pierced His side and blood and water came out. And it is here that we are able to see the powerful picture of the work of redemption being done for us, His Bride.
When no suitable counterpart was found for Aḏam, יהוה caused a deep sleep to come upon Aḏam and take a rib from his side. This ‘deep sleep’ is a shadow picture of the death that the second Aḏam , יהושע Messiah, would have to go through in order for His Bride to be birthed from His side! In Berěshith/Genesis 2:21 the word used for ‘his ribs’ is צֵלָע tsela – Strong’s H6763 and is translated as, ‘rib, side, corner, beam, board, side chamber’. What is worth taking note of is that this word is used 18 times in 15 verses in Shemoth/Exodus, in the instructions regarding the building of the Tabernacle, altar and Ark! It is also used 11 times in 7 verses in Yeḥezqěl/Ezekiel 41 in describing ‘chambers’ of the Hěḵal that Yeḥezqěl was shown and told to measure.
In Melaḵim Aleph/1 Kings 6 it is used 7 times in 6 verses in reference to the chambers, boards or planks of the house which Shelomoh built for יהוה!
Why I am mentioning this is that we see in Scripture that this word is used twice for a man’s side (Aḏam ’s) and once for the side of a hill, but elsewhere it is used as an architectural term in a clear reference to the Tabernacle, House and Hěḵal of יהוה! When Messiah ‘fell asleep’ a soldier pierced His side:
Yoḥanan /John 19:32-34 “Therefore the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was impaled with Him, 33 but when they came to יהושע and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and instantly blood and water came out.”
With the piercing of His side we take note that by His Blood, which satisfies one time for all, His Temple could now be cleansed, set-apart and built – that is to say that His Bride could be brought forth and by the water coming forth from His side we are able to see that His Spirit could now dwell in us, and that we could now have full access to the Living Waters!
Qorintiyim Aleph/1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?”
This clear prophetic call given in Yeshayahu was a call to repentance and a call to return to the True Living Waters! When Aḏam sinned he was ‘cut off’ from having access to the tree of life and as a result of sin it is appointed for all to die once!
Our access back to the tree of life and being refreshed in the Living Waters is only made possible by the life, death and resurrection of our Master, saviour, Redeemer and Elohim, יהושע Messiah. No amount of money can buy this for us, and with our Master, who humbled Himself and took on the form of a Servant in order to redeem sinful man back to Himself, we acknowledge the full price He has paid for our sins!
This is an invitation to the thirsty – a call to anyone who thirsts. Now we know that we all thirst and when you are thirsty you go and drink something to try and quench your thirst, right! In actual fact it has been said that if you get to the stage of being thirsty then you have already been too long without water and let yourself begin to dehydrate, which is very unhealthy! But we all know that the thirst that is being spoken of here is more than just physical, it is speaking of a spiritual thirst. Today many people do not think or realise that they are spiritually thirsty simply because they have filled their lives up with so many false wells so to speak, keeping them so busy that they get consumed by a sense of satisfaction that is indeed false, causing them to thirst again for something else!
Why is it that so many seek to satisfy that which is dying – and by that I mean the flesh? In the process of filling up the flesh with that which does not satisfy, one is in serious danger of sentencing one’s spirit, as a result of wrong choices, to eternal death!!!
Everything we do is a result of a choice and so often we may ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this…?”, or “Why am I doing that…?”, when in fact we need to be looking behind our actions and ask, “What choice did I make?”
If you are thirsty, come and drink is the invitation! For most of us, and I like to believe that for all, there comes a time, or even various key moments in our lives, where we recognise that there has got to be more to what we are doing and how we are living! In other words we recognise a thirst. All too often, through the desire to satisfy that thirst, wrong choices are born, either out of peer pressure, the culture of traditions that we have been brought up in, or even by the way a wrong choice has been commercialised or advertised as an acceptable one. In today’s consumer driven world, people find that they just can’t get enough and so they devour food, pleasure, work, entertainment and even relationships as fast as they can just to get something out of it and then seek more, never being satisfied as they are constantly driven by a wanting, a needing , a longing and a thirsting! For what though?
We are all created with an appetite, and that is an appetite for Elohim. He has made us to praise Him – to hunger and thirst for Him.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 43:19-21 “See, I am doing what is new, let it now spring forth. Do you not know it? I am even making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20 “The beast of the field esteems Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen, 21 this people I have formed for Myself, let them relate My praise.”
You see – it is יהוה who provides for us His Living water to equip us to praise Him!!!
Mattithyahu/Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they shall be filled.”
What Messiah is in essence saying here is that you will be blessed when you truly make the choice to seek and follow that which you were designed to, for everything else is a counterfeit that will only drain you and not fill you.
The term “thirsty” is used frequently in Scriptures and is a metaphor for spiritual longing and the need for it to be satisfied. We know that the only thing that satisfies is from above, as Our Master and Elohim satisfies our desires with good things.
I would like to read a passage from the Book of Ḥanoḵ/Enoch, as this helped me understand more clearly what יהושע was telling us when we are to hunger and thirst for righteousness.
I encourage you all to read the Book of Ḥanoḵ/Enoch; and it is freely available on the net. This Book was in fact part of the canonized Scriptures up until around the 7th century C.E. and ‘disappeared’ for about 1000 years having been ‘rediscovered’ in the 17th century C.E.
It gives greater detail on the accounts that we read of in Berěshith/Genesis 6.
Ḥanoḵ/Enoch 15:8-12 “And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the Set-Apart Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.”
What is this passage saying? Without going too much into Ḥanoḵ/Enoch right now, we take note that Scripture tells us in Berěshith/Genesis 6 that when the sons of Elohim came down and had sexual relations with the daughters of men, giants were born, the Nephilim – the cast out ones, half breeds if you will. This was a great abomination before יהוה, and as they began to rule and reign over the earth, יהוה declared He was going to wipe out all mankind and all that which had come from abominable acts.
The Messengers from the heavens were bound up and the Book of Yehuḏah/Jude clearly gives us reference to this as he is quoting from Ḥanoḵ/Enoch that they are bound up until the Day of Judgment.
Yehuḏah/Jude 6 “And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.”
Why am I telling you this? Well, the messengers who came down have been bound until the Day of Judgment, but the spirits of the offspring of the messengers and the daughters of men are the evil spirits that roam the earth, the demons in other words. And the curse that יהוה pronounced over them was that they would cause offenses, cause trouble, afflict etc. They would also hunger and thirst, but never eat or drink!!! Think for a moment what that must be like – to always be hungry and thirsty and never be able to eat or drink anything! That is why various pagan religions have a practice of putting food and water out for their ‘mighty ones’, yet find that the food and drink is never consumed. When asked why they do this, they claim that it is to appease the ‘mighty ones’, for they want food, yet as we see they can never eat!!!
Never being able to eat or drink is a curse as a result of abominable practices that are done before יהוה!!!
Now, when we see passages like that which we are reading tonight, passages that carry an invitation to the thirsty, it is a wonderful declaration of the work of our Saviour, יהושע Messiah, in that we, through His work and Him having paid the price, have access to the Living Waters of Life, so that we never have to thirst again!!!
This is exactly what יהושע told the woman at the well in Yoḥanan/John 4.
Yoḥanan/John 4:13-14 “ יהושע answered and said to her, “Everyone drinking of this water shall thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water I give him shall certainly never thirst. And the water that I give him shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Once we taste of the Living Water, we will know our source and never have to look anywhere else and streams of living water will flow from within so that we may offer it to others too. The question is simply this, “Have we truly tasted the Living Water?”, and if so then, “Are we drinking daily as we should?”
Do you realise the privilege we have to come and drink!!!
Tasting the Living Waters carries the clear implication that we continue to be nourished and satisfied by it and not turn away from it, for if one does there is no way to renew them again to repentance!
Iḇ’rim/Hebrews 6: 4-6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the powers of the age to come, 6 and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Elohim again, and put Him to open shame.”
With this clear invitation given in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 55 we see the clear call to be a people who continually drink and never thirst again! What is worth taking note of here in this first verse is that the call to ‘come’ is given 3 times! Now why do I find that interesting? Well, as I have said that drinking of the Living Water is a continual process once found, we recognise the language given here in pointing us to the clear pattern given in the Word to us, and how we are to guard to keep the Appointed times of יהוה as commanded set-apart gatherings unto Him as He commands! The usage of the word ‘come’ three times helps us consider how it is commanded that all men were to come up to Yerushalayim 3 times a year, which would incorporate all 7 of the Feasts of יהוה, and by implication guard and keep the weekly Sabbath too, which is set forth as a clear standard of how the Feasts are to be set-apart!
In other words, this call to ‘come’, is a call to obedience! This is a call to come to the True Living Waters, and with the call to come and buy without price we take note that this is a clear responsibility for true believers who have counted the cost of following the Master and diligently guard to do all He commands! A proper guarding of His Sabbaths and Feasts can be faithfully observed and celebrated because of the perfect sacrifice of our Master and Elohim, we are able to enter in by His Blood and drink of the Living Waters and be filled with His Spirit and thirst no more as we learn to be content in all circumstances!
The Aramaic text renders this call for the thirsty to come as “those who want to learn” must come!
This is also a clear message that the Truth cannot and must not be commercialised! It is freely available to all!!!
This is a call to obedience and more specifically a ‘walk of obedience’, in other words this is a call to hear, guard and do the Word, for then you will never thirst!
In the ancient pictographic letters we are able to glean a powerful lesson from this word for ‘come’.
The Hebrew word used here for ‘come’ in this first verse is לְכוּ – ‘leḵu’ which is from the root word הָלַךְ halaḵ – Strong’s H1980 which carries the meaning, ‘to walk, to live, manner of life, cause to live’, and literally speaks of how one lives. It is used as a verb indicating that it is an active expression of one’s life. This verb is written in the ‘qal active’ tense and therefore renders the meaning, ‘to go, to walk, come, proceed, depart, move, go away, to die, live, manner of life (figuratively)’.
When one look at this root word and the word that is used here in the ancient text we are able to get a clearer understanding of how we are able to walk in complete obedience!
The root word for walk – הָלַךְ halaḵ – Strong’s H1980 in the ancient pictographic script looks like this:
Hey – הָ:
The ancient script has this letter pictured as , which is ‘a man standing with his arms raised out’. The meaning of the letter is “behold, look, breath, sigh and reveal or revelation”, from the idea of revealing a great sight by pointing it out. It also carries for us the meaning of surrender, as we lift up our hands and submit to יהוה as we lift our hands in praise, declaring His authority under which we humbly submit!
Lamed – לַ:
The ancient script has this letter as , and is pictured as a ‘shepherd’s staff’, can give the meaning of ‘to or toward’ and can represent that which pushes or pulls a flock in a direction, and can speak of authority or a yoke that is used to lead and guide, as well as the ability to bring back by Authority.
Kaph – ךְ:
The ancient form of this letter is – meaning ‘the open palm of a hand’. The meaning behind this letter is ‘to bend and curve’ from the shape of a palm as well as ‘to tame or subdue’ as one has been bent to another’s will (under their hand), as an open hand symbolises submission. This also can picture for us a palm or palm branch from the curved palm shape. The hand also speaks of one’s work, or under whose hand you submit and obey!
When we look at the letters that spell out the root word that for ‘walk’ we are able to see a great declaration:
Behold the staff in the palm!
With the picture of the shepherds staff and the open palm of the hand we are able to see the concept of ‘staff in the palm’ and we take note that a nomad that travelled on foot would have a staff in his hand in order to provide proper support in walking, as well as having a weapon in his hand to defend against predators and thieves!
Let us now look at the construct of this root word that is used in the call to ‘come’, which is written as:
לְכוּ – ‘leḵu’, and in the ancient pictographic script looks like this:
You will notice that the ‘hey’ (הָ) has fallen away and the letter ‘waw/vav’ (וּ) is added to the end!
Waw/Vav – וּ:
This is the Hebrew letter ‘waw’ or ‘vav’ which in the ancient script is pictured as , which is a peg or ‘tent peg’, which was used for securing or tying the tent or other items. The possibility of it having a Y-shape is to show that it prevents the rope from slipping off. The root meaning of this letter is ‘to add, secure or hook’ as well as ‘bind’.
Looking at these three pictographic letters in terms of the call to come, we take note that the following meaning can be rendered:
The staff in the palm is secured!
With the ‘hey’ removed and the ‘waw’ added to the end we are able to see how it is by faith that we are to walk, and by the clear revelation of our Master and Elohim, who died in the flesh and was made alive in the Spirit, we are able to walk upright as we stay in Him and continue to drink of the Living Waters that He has secured for us!
With the picture of the rod in the hand we also recognise that our walk and proper response to the call to ‘come’ can only be done as we walk in complete submission to the commands of the Good Shepherd and Elohim who revealed His Hand to us and secured for us His everlasting Covenants of Promise, enabling us to cling to His Torah and be properly supported in our walk and stand armed against the enemies arrows!!!
When considering this picture of the rod in the hand enabling us to walk as we should and be nourished with the living waters of life, and never thirst again, I am reminded of the doubts that Mosheh had in the people actually listening to him.
Shemoth/Exodus 4:2 “And יהוה said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A rod.”
A rod in his hand!!! This is a clear picture for us too as we consider how our Master has secured for us our ability to walk by faith in Him, as He puts in our hands His Word, in order that we ‘DO’ His Word and not simply be hearers only!
As we hear, guard and do His Torah, we find that we are satisfied and have no lack!
The key is to be a people who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for we know the promise is that we will be filled! Deḇarim/Deuteronomy 6:25 “And it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this command before יהוה our Elohim, as He has commanded us.”
Do you hunger and thirst for righteousness? Do you hunger and thirst to do all that is commanded? Then the only way to be satisfied is to come to the Living Waters and learn and be refreshed! Every week, on the Sabbath, we come together to ‘eat, drink and be satisfied’ by the Bread of life and the Living Waters as we read the Torah, Prophets and Writings!
If you are still “hungry and thirsty” after reading the Torah, it means that you are not listening to what it is really saying.
The clear call in verse 2 is to ‘listen carefully’!!! The Hebrew root word שָׁמַע shama – Strong’s H8085 is used twice in a row giving emphasis on the need to be listening attentively! The Hebrew word שָׁמַע shama – Strong’s H8085 means, ‘listen with attention, comprehend and discern, give heed to what is being spoken’. Here it is written in the active voice which is a very clear command to ‘listen up’, and literally can be expressed as ‘hearing you hear’!!!
In Ḥazon/Revelation we see a phrase that is given to all of the assemblies: “He who has ears let him hear what the Spirit says.”, and what we take note of hear is the clear call that is being given, along with the invitation to ‘come’, is to LISTEN UP – in other words, ‘have a hearing ear’!!! To listen, you must be still and focus—and that is where true shalom is found!
The call given to listen is clear and with proper listening we are told to let our being delight itself in fatness!
To delight in fatness is to enjoy the very best of the best! We are told in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 58 that we are to call the Sabbath a ‘delight’ and so we recognise that in Scripture the picture of the fat that belongs to יהוה teaches us a great lesson here on how we are to delight ourselves in יהוה as we come on His appointed Times to attentively listen to his Voice and learn how to walk as we should!
Verse 3 continues to emphasise our need to ‘cup our ear’ so to speak and listen very carefully, giving our complete attention and being obedient to take it all in! The Torah (instructions and commands) of Elohim teaches us how to pay attention and learn, which puts us in the best position to have a prosperous, meaningful life, as we meditate day and night upon that which we hear with hearing ears, guard and do!!!
The call here in verse 3 is to listen up and live! The prayers of those who turn their ears from the hearing of the Torah are an abomination to Elohim:
Mishlĕ/Proverbs 28:9 “He who turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, even his prayer is an abomination.”
In this urgent call to come and hear, we see in verse 6 another clear call to be seeking יהוה, while he is to be found!
The Hebrew word used here in Yeshayahu for ‘seek’ is דָּרַשׁ darash – Strong’s H1875 which means, ‘to resort to, seek out, ask, avenge, consult, investigate, search carefully, make inquiry, question’. Now when we see that this word carries more than simply just take a quick peek, but rather emphasises the need to be digging deep in seeking out carefully and with great diligence, through consultation, and asking.
Mattithyahu/Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you.”
When we are told to ‘seek’ first the Kingdom – we must recognise that this is not an instruction that gives the notion that you look at it and now that you have seen it you can go on your merry way – NO! To seek His Kingdom requires hard work and discipline each and every day. Here we are being clearly instructed to ‘seek’ יהוה and His strength. We need to ‘seek’ Him and this implies an inquiry after knowledge, advice, and insight into any situation or circumstance we find ourselves in. A word that is derived from דָּרַשׁ darash is מִדְרָשׁ miḏrash – Strong’s H4097 means, ‘a study, record, writings or story, commentary’. A ‘miḏrash’ speaks of the ability to search out something and often refers to that which is written to teach, and later became known as a Hebrew word relating to the in-depth study of the word, often done together. The point is that we are to be a people who are earnestly growing in wisdom and understanding of the Scriptures so we can remember what we look like when we look intently into the mirror of His Word!
Seeking Him while He is to be found implies that there will be a time when the window (or door) of being able to find Him will be closed, as it was when He closed the door of the ark after Noah and his family entered in and was saved from the flood!
We cannot sit around saying, “Oh I’ll get to it sometime soon!” That may be too late. All too often most are seeking their own ways and desires and trying to accomplish their goals before attending to the need of making יהוה and His Word priority in their lives. יהושע tells us not to worry about tomorrow, not to worry about what we will eat, what we will drink or what we will wear, for that is what the pagans run after. We are to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to us as well! Hunger and thirst for righteousness and we will be filled!!!
Part of seeking Him is the ability to forsake that which is of no value. Verse 7 says it clearly – let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous his thoughts! The thoughts and ways of יהוה are higher than ours and we would do well to learn this very quickly, as many often think that their own ways are better! We take note of how chaotic it was in Yisra’ĕl when everyone did what was right in their own eyes, and sadly this is what we find happening in many ways today – everyone doing what is right in their own eyes and are unable to properly submit to the clear order and functional design of יהוה and that which He has appointed to equip His body!
Whatever we do, whether in word or deed, we must do in the Name of יהושע Messiah! That means that we must guard our thought life too!!!
It is of vital importance that we forsake any thought pattern of man that is in clear contradiction to His Word and we must not be conformed to a worldly system that rots but rather be transformed daily by the renewing our thought life, by renewing our minds through His very life giving Word. His Word must saturate our thoughts which will indeed cause us to hear His voice and return to Him who pardons us for trying to satisfy our thirst in places that simply do not.
His Word becomes Bread for the eater and seed for the sower to sow. As sower’s of His seed we cannot be dehydrated or thirsty for we will faint and lose heart, but if we drink and eat that which satisfies then we will be strengthened with His joy that will cause us to go out and be brought back in peace.
What I am trying to point out tonight is that יהושע has opened up His fountain of Living Water for us to freely drink from – that is His Word, and we need to understand the reality of the choices we make in response to His Word. If we choose the way of יהוה and how He ‘sees it’ then we will walk in the right way – His way. If we choose the way we “see it in our own eyes”, we may just find ourselves on an unrighteous path. There is only One Good way, whereas there are many evil ways.
As we hear the call of יהוה telling us to Come to the waters and to Come and buy without price, and to Come and eat what is good and delight ourselves in fatness, may we constantly be obedient in hearing attentively as we should and walking upright as we should, as we guard His Sabbaths and Feasts, calling them a delight and finding complete nourishment and rest for our souls.
Have you found yourself being a little thirsty of late? Perhaps you have neglected the need to have your ears cupped and attentive to the clear voice of His Word and have found that you have grown thirsty and have tried to satisfy the thirst with other things that do not satisfy but only end up making you even more thirsty! Hear this clear call given by His Spirit, a call that we as His Bride are to give to many thirsty souls out there – and that is the call to Come and Seek יהוה – for this is the only true remedy for thirst that has come as a result of sin and the curse of sin, which is death, that came through one man, spread to all men! The Good News is that the favourable gift of Elohim, through the one time sacrifice of יהושע Messiah, has overflowed to many, causing thirsts to be quenched, having removed the curse of sin, which is death, from those who respond to the call to come and seek, and are immersed in Him and stay in Him, being a people who hear, guard and do His commands as the staff in the hand has been secured, giving us no excuse not to walk, even as He walked!
“COME AND SEEK יהוה – THE REMEDY FOR THIRST!”
Let this be the clear message that we take out there as we sow the Good seed of His Word into the hearts of many thirsty and weary travelers who are seeking to have their thirst quenched!
יהוה bless you and guard you; יהוה make His face shine upon you and show you favour; יהוה lift up His face to you and give you Shalom!