The Power of Choice
is the Power of the Ruach
Understanding Relationship with Yah'shua
During the early hours of the morning of 5 July 2009 Yahweh woke me up and spoke these word audibly to me:
I did not know what these words meant until I sat down and began to write whilst asking Him for an interpretation.
The Greek concept of agapé love has no passion in it at all. It has no sex and no sentimental romanticism in it either. It means, quite literally, an undefeatable attitude of goodwill because it is totally independent of what anyone else may say to, do to, or feel about, us. That, also, is the substance of faith. It is not connected to feelings or the psyche at all. Faith is simply a confident expectation, an act of will. It is not a reaction even of the heart - it is a chosen direction for the will which leads to concrete action, action that may be opposed to our own mix of thoughts and feelings! To exercise faith means to exercise choice - the power to execute the 'choosing' comes directly from the Ruach, even if it is a choice for evil - the difference between a good and an evil choice being that once that power has been exercised, the Ruach remains and sustains if it is for good, but leaves and opposes if it is for evil. Faith is a substance - the substance of things hoped for (Heb.11:1) - and that substance is the essence of the Ruach and therefore of the Elohim. Yahweh loves us enough to permit and enable us to choose evil, since the power of choice is not an independent human force but is from the Ruach. Once the good is chosen, by an act of will, then the feelings of love can naturally flow ... but they do not, and cannot, direct the chosing itself.
Your choice as true believers is for Yahweh, for Torah and for Yah'shua. It is an act of will. Implicit in that choosing, as well as being a conscious part of your will, is that your heart and mind should be right before Him. That in itself brings you into relationship because in choosing truth, and exercising the choice to do so, you are not only choosing to operate in the Ruach but remain in Her too. As I have preached many times in my sermons, so long as you are facing Yah'shua and moving toward Him, you are justified and in right relationship, even if you may, at times feel nothing and not be conscious of Him. That you experience the latter may be, and most likely is, because of issues, but the point is - and it is in this that we may have our rest and shalom - we are justified and declared righteous because we are in an active position of working out our salvation. If we, knowing that we are not perfect, with multiple issues still to resolve, believe that we are out of relationship and are in consequence willfully sinning, we are in truth committing a grievous error, because we are believing the lie that we cannot be in relationship until we are perfect, erroneously validating this lie by claiming that since we cannot always feel Him, or cannot feel Him as intensely as we would like, that we are somehow under condemnation and have been rejected.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yah'shua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Ruach" (Rom 8:1, NKJV).
How do we not walk according to the flesh? How do we walk according to the Ruach? By facing and moving (walking) toward Him! There is "no condemnation" when we are doing that, even if there are unresolved issues, because our intent, based on our choice to move toward Him, is to resolve these anyway, thus demonstrating our right-heartedness which means automatic acceptance. I think one of the reasons we buy into the lie that we are out of relationship with Yah'shua because we are imperfect is because we have been habitualised by the lies of people to believe that we are unacceptable to them until we are the way they think perfection ought to be (i.e. in their own human image). The (demonic) power of rejection is great and injects judgment absolutes into us which are of the satanic 'counterfeit love' rather than the accepting love of the Father.
Accept Yah'shua (Jesus) as your Master and Deliverer (Lord and Saviour) (facing Him) and demonstrate that salvation by moving towards Him in active obedience to the commandments by following the Torah. If you will do that, working out your issues as you go along, you can know that you are accepted by Him and can rest in Him in confident assurance.
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