35:1) By David: Contend, Yahua, with those who contend with me.
Fight against those who fight against me.
35:2) Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.
35:3) Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me.
Tell my soul, ai???I am your yeshu`ah.ai??i??
35:4) Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonour.
Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
35:5) Let them be as chaff before the wind,
Yahuaai??i??s angel driving them on.
35:6) Let their way be dark and slippery.
Yahuaai??i??s angel pursuing them.
35:7) For without their cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me.
Without a cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
35:8) Let destruction come upon him unawares.
Let his net that he has hidden catch himself.
Let him fall into that destruction.
35:9) My soul shall be joyful in Yahua.
It shall rejoice in his yeshu`ah.
35:10) All my bones say, ai???Yahua, who is like you?
Who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him,
Yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?ai??i??
35:11) Unrighteous witnesses rise up.
They ask me about things that I do not know about.
35:12) They reward me evil for good,
To the bereaving of my soul.
35:13) But as for me, when they are sick, my clothing was sackcloth.
I afflicted my soul with fasting.
My prayer returned into my bosom.
35:14) I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother.
I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Contd.
Brand HaSatan: A Public Relations Coup (Part 2)
For the next few weeks, there will be a change in format for the Word.
The following is an imaginary story taking place very early in the history of mankind. It is the second meeting between haSatan and a public relations demon.
Demon: Please come in and sit down. Today, I want to help sought out a suitable image for you. How do you want to be considered?
HaSatan: I want to be as the Most High; to be loved and to be feared.
Demon: That may be beyond even my doing. He is loved because of who and what He is. He is the King of the Universe and Creator and all of His Creation love him.
HaSatan: Not everything!
Demon: Especially simple Man who, as you know, was formed with His hands and received His Breath and not spoken into existence as we were. Almighty is feared by all as He alone has the authority over life and death.
HaSatan: I know simple Man is aware of what death is but I do not think he fully appreciates his position with the Most High. Now that simple Man has fallen into my trap called sin, then we must make the most of this opportunity.
Demon: That is good, as simple Man was formed to worship. Now if we can only keep simple Man separated from Almighty, there is a strong possibility of simple Man changing his allegiance from Almighty to….say you!
HaSatan: My plan can only separate them for a short time as Almighty has put in place a means of bringing simple Man back to Him, so we must devise a strategy to keep them apart.
Demon: As it stands, simple Man has only one choice between Almighty and you. If we give many alternatives, let us call them religions, some with massive differences and some with subtle variations; some with multiple gods, some with none at all then it will be harder for simple Man to choose. Of course, all these gods will be your minions and under your authority, so that when simple Man gets totally
HaSatan: I will make sin more attractive to simple Man and if these religions promote, or at least do not condemn sin, simple Man will want to go to these rather than the harsh, sinless regime of Almighty.
Demon: Good. Now what about your own image? How do you see yourself?
HaSatan: I want to be as the Most High.
Demon: Now there is our first major problem. Simple Man will always refer to Almighty as He and Him so we need to have a strategy to be known as a person and not as a thing.
HaSatan: What if….What if we have all Creation Language scrolls translated into other languages? We can have slight differences in each one so that we have a translation of a translation of a translation.
Demon: And what if we have the scrolls not translated word for word, but by differing ideas of what the scrolls seem to say?
HaSatan: Yes, that might just work.
Beloved, the above is only a story, but I do believe that there may be some truth behind it.
How do you think of haSatan and its demons? Are they created beings or are they people?
More importantly, how do you address the Most High? Is it by His name or are you to afraid to utter it? Or maybe you prefer to use His title of God?
If you do not know, maybe it is because you do not have an intimate relationship with Him? This can only come about when you become a child of His through salvation.
If you want to acceptAi??Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine asAi??FatherAi??knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you,Ai??Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
ai???Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
Although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.ai??? (Prov. 27:6).
Please note the coming special days of Yahua.
17-23/10/2016 Sukkot (Tabernacles) ai??i?? 17th. is a Shabbat
24/10/2016 Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day) – Shabbat
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.