Filled and Sealed
FINAL HOURS MINISTRY
620 W. Clarence Road
Harrison, MI 48625
[All Sabbath and Feast High Day meetings are held at 10:30 am. est All meetings can be reached by phone: 605-475-5900, access code 9668846. This is not a free call for some so you need to check with your carrier, if you have unlimited calling it should be free.]
Filled and Sealed
December 14, 2019
(Eph 4:7-8 KJV) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Messiah. 4:8 Wherefore He saith, When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
[My goodness this is not where I expected this lesson to start, but we will go where it leads. Grace is favor, but many times what is also given is mercy. It is a mercy to be released from the prison of addiction, whether physical or emotional. It is mercy to be filled with His love when you have never known love. We are given mercy day in and day out and we need to open our eyes and see how we are filled and sealed each day we walk with Yahweh and Yahshua. When we learn to recognize the mercy we receive each day our hearts will lose their heaviness and learn to feel real joy. The gifts are there for our use if we are willing to accept them and also the responsibility to handle them a right.]
(Exo 28:3 KJV) And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
[Yahweh has not changed, nor has He lost His power. He can and will fill those He has given a job to do with what ever they need to get the job done. He will also give power to others to help get the job done, so DO NOT REFUSE HELP, those offering have been sent and Yahweh wants to bless them as well. Of course the enemy will send his helpers as well, but they will want to change the plan.]
(Psa 126:2-6 KJV) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, YAHWEH hath done great things for them.126:3 YAHWEH hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. 126:4 Turn again our captivity, O YAHWEH, as the streams in the south. 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
[We have all been captives of someone, something, etc. at sometime in our lives and when that burden is released we do indeed feel like singing and dancing. We need to realize that release was a gift from above - right from the hearts of Yahweh and Yahshua. Now we need to share that gift, the precious seed of His Word, when the opportunity presents itself. We are guaranteed a harvest. Do not let the enemy deceive you, Yahweh's word will always bring a harvest even if we do not see it, it will be revealed in His time.]
(Jer 15:17-20 KJV) I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail? 15:19 Therefore thus saith YAHWEH, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. 15:20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith YAHWEH.
[Jeremiah's indignation at sinful Judah came from Yahweh. Yet Yahweh is telling Jeremiah that no matter what the people do He will protect His own, so stand and be counted. We are not to decide the wheres and wherefores of our witness, but to take advantage of each opportunity to speak of Him. We are precious in His sight and we are to separate ourselves from the vile and when we do Yahweh will save and deliver us. Do not keep going back to try to bring out others, stand firm and let them come to you when they see how Yahweh has blessed you. For even if your life is not seen as a 'success' by others when you have been sealed to Yahweh you have the best future possible.]
(Ezr 1:1 KJV) Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of YAHWEH by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, YAHWEH stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
[Jeremiah stood and Yahweh acted as He had promised.]
(Mat 5:6 KJV) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
[Their desire will become accomplished fact when Yahweh sets His kingdom upon the earth.]
(Mar 7:25-29 KJV) For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet: 7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 7:27 But YAHSHUA said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 7:28 And she answered and said unto Him, Yes, Master: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 7:29 And He said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
[She is not asking for food, but the gift of healing which many refused [the crumbs?] by their unbelief. Is that what is happening today? They, and many of today, refused Yahshua's teachings as well. He referred the people to the Torah, which is refused today by the majority who say they follow Him. Are we receiving healing today? Or are we giving the doctors credit when health is restored? Yahweh uses them and it it because He gifted them they are able to learn of the workings of the body. Therefore, thank them for doing their part but be sure even they know you give the credit to Yahweh.]
(Luk 1:41 KJV) And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Set-apart Spirit.
[This still happens. People are given words to speak and if you asked them about it they would say, the words just popped out of their mouth. Not all such utterances are of Yahweh, but He does still speak through His children's mouths.]
(Joh 17:13-22 KJV) And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 17:14 I have given them Thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 17:18 As Thou hast sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word; 17:21 That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. 17:22 And the Honor which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one:
[If I have a favorite passage this chapter would be at the top of the list. It shows Yahshua's love and concern for those who would follow Him. It tells how He taught, and what He taught. It was His desire that His gifts would bring us the same joy known to Him, Yahshua, gendered by His obedience. It is this obedience rendered in love that gives us the intimate relationship Yahshua shared with our Father. This prayer is for each of us, claim it!]
(Act 2:1-4 KJV) And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
[This is the filling we are all looking, praying for. Not only for ourselves but for all believers. When we are filled we will be used.]
(Isa 8:16 KJV) Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples.
[Those following Yahweh will be law keepers, not lawless.]
(2Co 1:20-22 KJV) For all the promises of Almighty in Him are yea, and in Him Let-it-be-so, unto the Honor of Almighty by us. 1:21 Now He which stablisheth us with you in Messiah, and hath anointed us, is Almighty; 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
[Have you come into covenant with Yahweh and Yahshua? If so then you also have Their spirit in your heart and have been sealed.]
(Eph 1:13 KJV) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Set-apart Spirit of promise,
(Eph 4:30 KJV) And grieve not the Set-apart Spirit of Almighty, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
(2Ti 2:19 KJV) Nevertheless the foundation of Almighty standeth sure, having this seal, The Master knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Messiah depart from iniquity.
(Rev 7:2 KJV) And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living Almighty: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
(Rev 9:4 KJV) And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of Almighty in their foreheads.
[Yahweh seals those who come into covenant with Him. They are marked and protected by Him. This seal is one of the gifts given to man. It is available to all who will accept it.]
(Isa 43:1 KJV) But now thus saith YAHWEH that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
[Have you been called? Then you are His and He will protect and provide for you.]
(Luk 12:32 KJV) Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
[With Yahweh and Yahshua walking beside us and their spirit dwelling in us what have we to fear? Yahweh has filled us with His spirit and as we come into agreement with Him our path will also become clearer. Most of us want a clear picture of what is in the future, but the only future we need to be concerned with is the next necessary step, and there is light enough for that. If you are in a dark place, stand still and pray until the light appears. There is time! Yahweh is the author of time and if He says stand, then there is time to stand. Often times it takes more courage to stand then to fight, and sometimes that is what the fight is about, standing and waiting on Yahweh to put things in the place He wants them to be. No matter what the enemy tells you the seal of Yahweh is unbreakable from the outside. Only you can allow the enemy in, he cannot break in. He can create havoc all around you, but can only reach your heart if you allow it. Our hearts are often divided between what we see as our duty to our earthly families and our duties to Yahweh and like all children of divorce they [our earthly families] try to play their desires and our perceived parental duties to them, against the clear requirements of Yahweh. This is an on going battle and we must wage each battle by its own merits with much prayer and study. Is there a manual? Yes it is called scripture, but sometimes we also so need a solid shoulder cry on and that is OK too.]