Losing our parents can be a traumatic experience. For this reason, I am keeping my cousins Mario, Lisa, Daryl, and Rico in my prayers and my thoughts at such a time as this – the death of their mother.
The lotus flower, which is known for its phenomenal beauty, ironically, needs the thick mud and murk at the bottom of a lotus pond before it can rise unsoiled – cleaned by the dirty water in which it lives – start to open its petals (one-by-one), and bloom in the sun.
Sorrow is often a tuneless, lyricless, and soundless song that countless souls sing. The versions and titles of this kind of song are limitless.
The point Yeshua makes in Mark 7:18-23 is that ceremonial washing is not necessary for spiritual purity or sound spiritual health because unwashed hands do not defile anybody’s “heart”/spirit. It each person’s stinking thinking that spiritually defiles his or her own “heart”/spirit or mind.
There are far too many Laodicean believers in Yeshua who know of the Holy Spirit but do not cooperate with Him – do not let Him prompt, lead, and teach them. As a result, they remain carnal and prone to worldliness – they behave just like unsaved non-believers.
One of this world’s many evils is racism, and the things that racists treasure most not only are why life is being choked out of Yeshua’s Gospel but also are why life is being choked out of America’s African-American citizens.
Enough is enough! All lives matter! We all come from one man’s blood – Adam’s blood. We all are united as YeHoVaH’s Children through One Man’s Blood – Yeshua’s Blood. Selah . . . .
Lying about the curse of Ham – saying Ham’s descendants are blacks and blacks were created to be slaves because they were/are the inferior “race” – is:
Perceptual diarrhea –
Of slavery justification.
By contending for the faith, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, and by staying close – via the Holy Spirit – to the only One who is able to keep believers in Yeshua from falling, Yeshua’s believers will be able not only to survive apostasy but also able to thrive as holy overcomers in spite of the fact that apostasy is everywhere in today’s world. Selah . . .
It does not matter if a Yeshua believer is a bondservant or a free man or woman, every Yeshua believer should have a servant’s heart – should always be ready to happily serve others selflessly and compassionately.