DECEMBER 4, 2021: SHALOM!!!
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew 25:1-13
“WE MUST BE PREPARED”
The Lord said this parable, "The kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise replied, 'Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he replied, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man will come."
25:1-13: Summarizing this parable can teach us that being spiritually prepared while the bridegroom-Christ is delayed, meaning it’s being prepared awaiting inspection from the Father in Heaven, awaiting His Return (Christ) (v. 5)...The Kingdom is referred to and often portrayed as a marriage that is between Christ and His Church that is us the children of the light...Meaning the marriage will be consummated at the END OF THE AGE when the BRIDEGROOM RETURNS TO ESCORT HIS BRIDE-THE CHURCH, US INTO THE ETERNAL WEDDING BANQUET...Next parable is talking about charity and almsgiving, as oil and “mercy” have the same root in Greek...The wise virgins are the faithful who practice charity and mercy in this life, while the foolish are the ones who remain not only asleep and the ones who never turn from their wicked ways...All the virgins slumbered and slept must be indicating death: In this world the virtuous will also die alongside the wicked...THE CRY AT MIDNIGHT is SECOND COMING, when the wicked will arise with the righteous for judgement...The righteous having the inability to share their oil isn’t meant to be show as a lack of generosity... (1) it’s showing us it’s impossible to enter heaven without one’s own faith and virtue, and (2) and it’s impossible to change one’s state of virtue after death, see (Luke 16:26)...
-Understanding the Jewish wedding culture of Yeshua’s time will help understand this passage. Midnight what a great clue when He comes it be in the night like a thief, interesting because in the old Jewish Culture the Bridegroom would usually show up in the middle of the night often at Midnight...Than the Bride will be escorted back with the Bridegroom to forever be together, and they would have a huge wedding with lots of eating and drinking having lots of fun. Now this is strictly from my own personal understanding of how I’m seeing what Yeshua is telling us here. It seems to me when He comes back for His Bride is when the first round of Judgements begin. It sounds like to me it will be like the days of Noah, just as if it was right before Noah got on the Ark, The Lord reaped His wrath on the earth. Lot’s story was the same: get out and never look back, unlike Lot’s wife she craved her earthly life turned around and turned to stone. The time will come when A PERSONAL CHOICE needs to be made to be part of the Marriage Supper of The Lamb, or suffer the last SEVEN years of the Great Tribulation whenever that begins…
“To understand Scripture we must flip our inverted cross, Christ is up, Satan is down...We want our eyes to be open and be able to see and acknowledge the truth...Truth can’t be obtained if you are still attached to the pit, the truth is only obtained once our cross is inverted from down to up...This is scripture by the way, and I’m planning a study showing it is along with any Greek or Hebrew translations, I love how I’m not corrupted by false teachings!!!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.
The Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:22-29; 4:1-5
22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, [a]kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our [b]tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, 2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive the ADOPTION as sons.
3:22-25: Faith in (v. 22) according to my Orthodox Study Bible should be translated “faith of…” Two faiths are cooperating: First and always Christ’s faith; and next is the faith of those who believe in Him…
3:26-27: Saint Paul directly relates saving faith (v. 26) and being baptized, connecting them as the most intimate of friends...Verse 27 is the ancient hymn that is being sung at Christian baptisms during the procession of the newly regenerated into the assembly-and sung at every Orthodox baptismal service to this very day…
3:28-29: We share but one human nature in Christ...so by valuing people based solely off opinions and ethnicity (neither Jew nor Greek), pride and social status (neither slave nor free), or gender (neither male nor female) has no place in the Church or amongst us servants in Christ...We are ALL ARE ONE IN NATURE, AND SO ALL ARE EQUAL IN DIGINTY…
-NOTE: The word adoption I highlighted and for good reason has to do with a special study I’m fixing to do...I have been obedient it seems it now all my spiritual warfare I have been having now makes perfect sense now I can share this...Adoption translates in Strongs Greek: G5206: υἱοθεσία huiŏthĕsia, hwee-oth-es-ee'-ah; from a presumed compound of G5207 and a derivative of G5087; the placing as a son, i.e. adoption (figuratively, Christian sonship in respect to God):—adoption (of children, of sons).
-On November 28, 2021: I went to my Garage to get a Sprite...On my way to get the Sprite I just so happen looked down to the left of the cans...I saw a Book that had no cover, and it somehow it caught my eye...I opened at the Book, but keep in my mind this was a day after another dream I had...I opened up the book and saw Chapter 1 it was talking about Unexpected company, talking about dreams and visions...I started reading the Book, the Title is Jesus The One and Only, page 11 caught my eye the word ADOPTION and something had me highlighting it...Ephesians 1:4-6 was also the Bible verse next to the word, and I have been studying Ephesians 2 a lot because in that Chapter along with the Greek translations something special is there it explains the inverted cross and how we need to flip it...I just wanted to share this and I have been documenting my journey with the Lord this so awesome, what is the Lord telling about ADOPTION HERE!!!
-I still do not know where this book came from to this day, and that doesn’t matter...What matters is the message and He is both telling me something as well as showing me something, and it’s my job to figure that message out and deliver it to the best of my abilities will allow to me to share that Wisdom from the Lord...
“It feels like an honor to be a teacher/messenger of the Lord, a teacher of the truth...Wisdom in the Lord is everything we need to be successful, the hardest part is staying both obedient and patient...Sometimes we want to share right away, but sometimes waiting until it all makes sense than share it in steps is what He truly wants from us (Be The Salt of the earth like Yeshua wanted his followers to be)...Hold the faith and never hold back, stay true and honest to yourself as well as to the Lord of the Most High!!!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
The Gospel According to Mark 5:24-34
24 So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. 25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” 29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the [a]affliction. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” 31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” 32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
5:21-34: Authority over life and death is in the hands of YHWH alone (Deuteronomy 32:39; 1Kg 2:6)...And being One Essence with the Father, Yeshua (Jesus) has the authority (John 5:21)...
5:25-29: Some Scholars and Fathers of the Orthodox Church interpret this encounter that the woman symbolizes human nature in general...Humanity as a whole is in constant struggles and sufferings, and subject to death, symbolized by the flow of blood...The physicians who struggled and could not help or even cure her, also stand for various religions of the world...Only Christ can grant life, and free us from the bondage of sin…
“Christ our Healer one day He will wipe every tear that falls from our eyes, hold the faith and find the courage in HIM!!!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
"JEHOVAH-ROHI!!!" : "THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD"