We have to stop taking our skills, talents, and gifts and handing them over to the devil.
Psalm 23:1-6 shows that there's nothing to want of this world because YAH provides all things. Letting YAH be our Shepherd means infinite life and abundance. We have to let YAH replenish us! We have to be able to identify that YAH is walking with us; the rod and staff are for defense. It's always for direction and protection. Don't let your enemies make you miss the appointment. We're not waiting on YAH, YAH is waiting on us.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
We are Player One.
In 1 Peter 2:9, we see that we have been chosen and are a royal priesthood. What type of game would it be if we were never challenged?
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
Deuteronomy 28:37 shows that we've been nothing but the world says we are.
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.
We are children of YAH. He deserves to be praised with all of the gifts He has given us.
Because YAH is our Creator, we should be running to His table, as it says in 1 John 3:2.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Colossians 1:16 shows that everything was created by YAH and for YAH.
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
YAH is the ultimate power and He's invited us to the table.
In Exodus 14:14, The Most High says He is going to fight for us; so what are we waiting for?! We have to go!
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
All will be wiped from our memories as it says in Revelations 21:4.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Psalm 28:7 shows us to rejoice in The Most High because He is our strength.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Many times, we try to play the superhero in YAH's story; but it's not up to us to figure out how this world will get fixed, as it says in Proverbs 3:5-6.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Freedom in a world of death = more death.
The things that YAH made to be temporary, let it go! We are eternal creatures of The Most High. When we put that shattered mirror back together, what will we see in our reflection? YAH. Why do the puzzle pieces keep talking about how to stay divided?
Ephesians 1:19-21 shows who has the supreme power.
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
When you are reborn, you can't hold onto to what once was, as it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
If YAH has bestowed you with a specific gift, would it be a sin to not use it?
If YAH has a table prepared for you, would it be a sin to not show up? We really don't know the person we've become. In 1 Peter 4:10, we see that we have been given a gift which is the grace of YAH.
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
To honor the gifts we've been given, we have to be charitable. This command is shown in Isaiah 58. Love and charity are interchangeable.
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
The ultimate gift was forgiveness.
James 1:14-20 shows that it's time for us to tap into the gifts YAH has given us through love.
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Isaiah 45:17 is the overall goal.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Yawitazah and Dejyah Yisrael contributed this article.
Subscribe to Hebrew Planet on YouTube for live news and videos.