Witnessing unto Yeshua the Messiah
But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the ends of the earth! “
Yeshua said John 15:4 Stay united with me, as I will with you- for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me. Reason being – the branch need the food (power within) form the vine to be release in the growth and production of fruits. When we look again at the words in James 5:16 “… the earnest prayer…” means in the original Greek “energew” that originated from the word meaning to be active or efficient or effectual or to be mighty. But in the sentence it means to be at work within/put forth power from within – Prayer can thus be translated as : to release power from within in order to bear fruit in the likeness of the source. Reminding us of what Yeshua said to His disciples in Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the ends of the earth! “ Power meaning = dunamij meaning inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. The mentioned is only possible once we have manage the art of abiding, abiding in the source that give us strength, the source of the power that need to be released. Abiding is the source of power of a warrior, so that the power of Yeshua can be released from within, giving glory to the source.
The Greek word for abiding, means to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy). In the sentence of us abiding in Messiah it relates to a relationship (state or condition) therefore meaning to remain as one, not to become another or different, to wait for or to await one. To abide then have a different meaning as we tend to think of, to abide means more to remain (to be part of) to the extend that I am no longer an individual but I became part of Yeshua the Messiah and therefore waiting on Him so that His power can be released through us, not according to the desires of the flesh but according to His righteousness and holiness.
Thinking about ourselves as the Body of Messiah, we cannot be separated from Messiah, we are part of Yeshua the Messiah – in fact we are the moving/doing part that react only on His command (Word ) that is released – we wait until we receive the command. Consider John 15:7 the meaning of “Word” came from the Greek word rhma meaning an utterance (that which is or has been uttered by the living voice). To become the instrument of pray we must abide until we receive the command and then in obedience release that Word/power within.
If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Once again just a reminder. Submission one to another with dedicated obedience will automatically cause you to be exalted to a position of authority. (Ponder on this, relating it to God and man, think about Yeshua and His Father). Yeshua said that He say everything the Father tells Him to say and that He does everything His Father shows Him to do. (That is to release the power of God working within us in an act of obedience)
Abiding as the secret to answered prayer, is to remain in the Source of our strength. The Lord gave us the Holy Spirit so that we will be able to always abide in Him. But abiding in the Source means to allow ourselves to be washed by the Word from the Source, as the Bible said in Ephesians 5:26-27 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect.
In abiding (to remain as one, not to become another or different, to wait for or to await one) we must acknowledge that we cannot be indifferent from the One we remain in. There is One Source (Yeshua the Messiah) and all of us remaining in Him cannot be indifferent from Him we are all recreated in Yeshua to do the good works that God predestined for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.
As the branch have been formed from the vine to produce fruit to the glory of the vine, so have we been formed in the Messiah, to produce fruit to the glory of His name and the name of the Father, doing that what God have planned for us to do. We can conclude that true prayer is not trying to persuade God to go our way, but learning to remaining in Him/or waiting on Him so that we can delight in going His way, producing fruit to the glory of His name and according to His will.
Whether or not our prayers are answered depend upon our position from where we pray, do we remain as one with Yeshua the Messiah or did we become indifferent to Him, do we wait on Him or do we do our own thing.
Yeshua said My Fathers House is a House of prayer, a true warrior is in agreement.
Consider the Seed of Potential
Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.
In reference to faith, Yeshua (likened faith) unto a mustard seed. Luk 17:5-6 The emissaries said to the Lord, “Increase our trust.” The Lord replied, “If you had trust as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this fig tree, ‘Be uprooted and replanted in the sea!’ and it would obey you
But when I took a mustard seed into my hands, the size came to mind but what struck me the most, is not the size but the potential that is within that small seed. That seed as any other seed have something on the inside, which said that in the right condition it will produce a tree, or a flower, or whatever potential is laid within. The DNA of that seed is kept within, and it is the DNA that says that the seed have the potential to become what it is supposed to be, and you and I cannot alter that. If we plant a seed of a specific fruit, for example a pomegranate, that seed will produce a pomegranate tree that will bear pomegranates as fruit, it will not, nor can it, produce any other tree and bear any other fruit.
Yeshua came in order to remove the corruptible seed within man and replace it with the incorruptible seed. Based on the mentioned He made a statement about us, He said that we will be able to do what He did and even more because He goes to the Father. When Yeshua spoke these words He did not look at the potential of men but He looked at the incorruptible seed, the coming of the Holy Spirit (the DNA), within the recreated man. When the Pharisees said that Yeshua performs the miracle through Beelzebub, as a power within, He replied that if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit you will not be forgiven. In saying that, He acknowledged that the miracles performed where due to the potential within, the Holy Spirit.
As we have been recreated in Christ Jesus, we also received the same Holy Spirit, the incorruptible seed of God’s promise, waiting within us to be released to work the work of God through us. All we need is to be placed in the right condition like a seed so to germinate and bear fruit. The question then is no more about potential, but it is more a question of what is the right condition for germination.
When the disciples asked Yeshua about the sin of a blind man, Yeshua replied and said that the reason for his blindness is not due to sin but to bring glory unto God. In like manner Yeshua saw the potential to glorify God through Lazarus death. Peter and John also found themselves at a well prepared garden (The Beautiful gate), the soil perfectly prepared to bring glory unto God. When they passed the man crippled from birth, the Holy Spirit must have prompted them, saying this is it, sow the seed that God implanted within you and let it bear fruit to the glory of God.
If we look at the definition of faith again in context of the seed, we see it is the very substance within the seed that is the confident assurance of a product not yet seen. Again it is not the outer part that determines the outcome it is the substance within. Likewise faith should not be based upon the knowledge of the word but on the knowledge of Him that is within, the confidence (trust) in Him and His ability and not in your own inability.
And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.
We should walk as if we carry a bag of seeds that will bear precious fruit, but we must acknowledge that it will only bear fruit if it is sown in well prepared soil, soil that God in His wisdom prepared to bring glory unto Him. When the Holy Spirit shows us such a well prepared place we must sow with an expectancy that fruit will be produced to the glory of His mighty name.
Remember the seed that is within us as children of God in Yeshua the Messiah, is filled with all the required DNA – the same power that raised Yeshua from the dead, is working within us.
Consider the miracle of the loaves : Elohim can do a lot with a little, if you trust Him with all that you have.