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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Not Much News

What is Yahweh Elohim doing in our lives?  There is not a whole lot taking place right now that I can see on the surface.  I continue to get the camper ready to move into.  Laurie is in the process of trying to sell our whole homeschool library ( if anyone is interested in some great books ask for Laurie's 19 lists of homeschool curriculum, that doesn't include the 4 bookcases of great books).  Every morning I pray and ask that Abba El will sell these books for us.  Almost one bookcase full has been sold.  But even that has just barely made a dent in it.  So, on my part I take time away from remodeling to package up books and take them to the post office.  I think there has been about 60 packages sent, perhaps a bit more.  Praises to Abba El for His goodness to us. 
   Just this morning as I was finishing up my devotions my 13 year old came to me with a discovery from her own time with Him.  This is a fantastic promise as we head into a life walking by faith.  She was reading the faith chapter of Hebrews and found this gem.
Heb 11:39 AndG2532 theseG3778 all,G3956 having obtained a good reportG3140 throughG1223 faith,G4102 receivedG2865 notG3756 theG3588 promise:G1860 Heb 11:40 GodG2316 having providedG4265 someG5100 better thingG2909 forG4012 us,G2257 thatG2443 they withoutG5565 usG2257 should notG3361 be made perfect.G5048 Heb 11:39 And having obtained witness through the belief, all these did not receive the promise,1 Footnote: 1See v. 13.
Heb 11:40 Elohim having provided what is better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

Heb 11:40 GodG2316 having providedG4265 someG5100 better thingG2909 forG4012 us,G2257 thatG2443 they withoutG5565 usG2257 should notG3361 be made perfect.G5048

She looked up the word provided in the dictionary and them came and asked me if I knew what the definition of provided meant.  I told her the beginning "pro" means before and I wasn't sure about the second part "vide" would mean.
Now Rare to get ready beforehand; to make available; supply; to supply (someone) with something · to prepare ( for or against some probable or possible situation ...

It is not just the supplying or making available.  In the 1828 Websters it has the meaning of getting ready before hand.  Now let's take a look at the Greek.

Thayer Definition:
1) to foresee
2) to provide
prob-lep'-o  From G4253 and G991; to look out beforehand, that is, furnish in advance: - provide.

so we have Elohim  having looked out beforehand and furnished in advance what is better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

so, can this also be applied to our walk of faith?  What about prayer and the needs we bring before Elohim?  I will have to look into the Scriptures and see.
Mat 7:7 "Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you.
Mat 7:8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
Mat 7:9 "Or is there a man among you who, if his son asks for bread, shall give him a stone?
Mat 7:10 "Or if he asks for a fish, shall he give him a snake?
Mat 7:11 "If you then, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give what is good to those who ask Him!

Mat 7:12 "Therefore, whatever you wish men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Torah and the Prophets.
Mat 21:22 "And whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Mat 6:5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the congregations and on the corners of the streets, to be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward.
Mat 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place. And your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.
Mat 6:7 "And when praying, do not keep on babbling like the gentiles. For they think that they shall be heard for their many words.
Mat 6:8 "Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

Thayer Definition:
1) before
Wow, Before we ask.  But the thing is... WE MUST ASK.Luk 6:38 Give,G1325 andG2532 it shall be givenG1325 unto you;G5213 goodG2570 measure,G3358 pressed down,G4085 andG2532 shaken together,G4531 andG2532 running over,G5240 shall men giveG1325 intoG1519 yourG5216 bosom.G2859 ForG1063 with theG3588 sameG846 measureG3358 thatG3739 ye meteG3354 withal it shall be measured to you again.G488 G5213

Mat 6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
Mat 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Mat 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.
Mat 6:22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, all your body shall be enlightened.
Mat 6:23 "But if your eye is evil,1 all your body shall be darkened. If, then, the light that is within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Footnote: 1This is a Heḇrew idiom – a good eye means to be generous, while an evil eye means to be stingy.

Are we just selling books?  No, we have also gifted individuals with books.  We have given as Yahweh has given to us.  Our goal here is not just be be blessed by Yahweh but to bless others that He brings into our lives. 
I trust that you will be encouraged to bring to Yahweh Elohim all your needs even though He already knows of them and is preparing in advance to the meeting of those needs.

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