Sunday, October 24, 2010


And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. Matit'yah ha' Levi 8:23 (Matt.)

We continue our journey with Yahshua (Jesus) here in Matthew (Matit'yah - ha'Levi) where; having healed many who were sick (verse 16) He gives commandment (mitzvah) for travel to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. He enters the ship and His talmidim follow Him.
Here is a subject for pause and contemplation. We are simply told that "....He was entered into the ship, and 'His disciples followed Him'. What can we learn from this verse of Scripture? Many read long passages and 'weary themselves of the door'; and do not enter into a deeper understanding of truth. Every action of Messiah is important in its self and for a wider application.

By entering the ship, Yahshua was simply carrying out His Father's will. He told us plainly " For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."Yochanan 6:38 (Jn.).  What is the Abbas' will......."And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day". Yochanan 6:40 (Jn.)

Therefore, if we are to have the everlasting life which Yahshua has promised; we must first 'see Him', { that is see Him by faith (See Heb.11:6)} then 'believe on Him' and follow Him. 

At least five times in Matthew Yahsha says to "Follow me" and in Yochanan He says "If ye love me keep my mitzvoth (commandments). Yahshua also said  'If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. So putting these simple verses of Scripture together we have Yahshua carrying out His Father's will by entering the ship. We have his Talmidim obeying Abba's mitzvah in following Yahshua into the ship; and by doing so; they deny themselves, take up their crosses, by following Him.

At this point one may wonder why so many words to this simple teaching? The reason is that the naztarim were about to face a life threatening storm........and so are we.

In order for us to endure this coming storm we must first; open the eye of faith to the Word of Elohim, and then"confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,' and then,  'believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,' then ' thou shalt be saved." Rom. 10:9 

The storm that we face is just as real as that faced by Yahshua's naztarim in the story of  Matit'yah ha' Levi 8:23-27 (Matt.).

We see the dark clouds gathering, we hear the distant muffle of thunder and the flashes of lightening. We feel the chill of the ever quickening wind as it swooshes around us (as the love of many waxes cold). The forces of the world are gathering for the last great struggle against the Prince of Life.

And it is now, at this time, that He calls you to....enter the ship.Yes, both you and I will have a cross to carry while on this ship; however we will be in company with One who carried His for us.  It is safe in the ship.(ask Noah) and he will tell you that the ship is safe and with YHWH'S protecting Hand; you will come to the other shore.(Shamayim) Heaven. Yes, the ship of YHWH'S salvation is soon to leave harbor. The Trumpets are now sounding, and making the final call. They will continue to sound and reach a mighty 'strong cry' (SeeHagilu Natan Elohim 18:6)  Do you hear the call? And when the ship sets out to sea there is no turning back.( See Hagilu Natan Elohim 10:6)[Rev.]...'that there should be time no longer:' and ....'the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.(vs.7)  As the ship into which Yahshua entered  endured the storm ; we have the blessed assurance of making it to the other side if we enter in at the Door.


  1. Excellent! Thank you for this anointed word that I needed today.

  2. Shalom Adonai!!!!


    We found your blog, we are followers.

    God Bless,
    Suely Rezende
    Ministério de Louvor Herdeiros de Deus
    Maringá - Paraná - Brasil

    Come visit us!!!!

  3. The brethren of The Messiah, those who have entered in thru the "DOOR" are but "aliens and pilgrims while the earth" for their "citizenship is in Heaven"!

    And so it is that they are exhorted to:

    “Love Not The World”

    ”For the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”.......(I John 5:19)

    “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.”(IJohn2:15-17)

    “If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John15:19-20)

    “Where do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with The Only True GOD? Therefore whoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of The Only True GOD.” (James 4:1-4)

    “The world cannot hate you; but the world hates Me, because I testify that the works of this world are evil.” (John 7:7)” and “The Messiah gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of The Only True God, Our Father.”(Gal 1:4)

    The Messiah testified: “If the world hates you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”(John 5:18) Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life in this world shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall have it unto life eternal.” (John 12:24-25)

    John testified: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” (I John 3:13) “ James testified, “Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD”(James4:4)

    "Come Out of her, MY people"!

    Global warming, polluted air, land and waters, toxic wastes, sexual perversion, evil inventions of destruction, greed, hate, carnal warfare, dis-ease(no-peace),,etc,, are all destructive processes that have their root in “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life” all of which fuel the fires of mankind’s “imag”ination ;-(

    "Come out from among them and be separate"!

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it's systems of religion, for "the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth......

    Truth IS, a lie never was and is not.......

    Abide in Truth....... francis

  4. Great post Yuri; praise God that he gives us the boldness to enter the ship, the courage to carry the cross, and the strenght to make it to the other side. I also wanted to thank you for visting and commenting on my blog.

    To anwser your question:

    Our burden to carry sins and everything else that life throws at us was finished at the cross; meaning, you should no longer have to fight the things ONLY God can fight in your life. You can enter into the finished work of the cross trusting that everything that you can not handle, God CAN!!

    To answer your second question, Paul is not asking us to literally take on an armor of God. That armor is your prayer life, a heart of faith, and a walk that pleases Christ. In fact, my statement is agreeing with Paul, in the sense that you take an armor of faith and lay down the struggles in your heart, mind, and the ones you embark on physically; and let your faith in Christ win the victory. I hope that answers your question:)

  5. Toyin- Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. I hope that these posts will, encourage and challenge you and I to deeper study, and understanding of the Scriptures, as we all need to have.

  6. Hi Yuri, Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. What came to mind as I read your blog was that as we enter into the ship with Jesus, we enter into life in Christ and security. The water all around is the world and as we travel along in the ship, the storms of life will buffet us. But we need not fear because Jesus is in the ship with us.

    God Bless you and thank you for sharing.


  7. Beverly-Thanks for joining and for sharing your thoughts, and insights in reflecting on this post.
    I agree with the points you made.

    My emphasis is on where we are now (as a body of believer's)that is; on the very brink of the time of Jacob's trouble. And as such the storm (which Yahshua with His disciples faced) is symbolic of a another more global storm which none but those who are (not only in the ship); but who are carrying their cross while on the ship, and endure, will make it across to the eternal harbor of rest. And the ship here (represents the ark of salvation) and the door to this ship is soon to close (as the Door in Noah's ark was closed. But we are safe only as we follow Yahshua while in the ship (in carrying our cross) as He has commanded us to.

  8. Hi Yuri -

    Thank you for this rich piece. That passage is one of my favorites in the Bible. It is such a comfort to know that our Lord is certainly there for us - His sheep.

    Indeed, let us go to the other side where He is with us all the way for all of eternity!