And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to the purpose. Romans 8:28.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
If you let Me, I will take care of everything in your life from the least to the greatest details. It is all part of the table I set before you. For nothing is too small (I made everything of very tiny particles you cannot even see) and nothing is too large for Me (I made the stars and call them each by name and you cannot even count them). But every big thing is made of very tiny things. Never despise small beginnings, if you are faithful to Me they will have great ends.
Then another message came to me from the LORD: “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:8-10.
I can arrange things so that they all work together for your good when you love Me, trust Me, do not worry about things but rather immediately hand them over to My care and then joyfully rest in the expectation of a good result. A wondrous orchestration of events is the way I work things out for you and have since the beginning. But you must KNOW this and have faith in this for you to be able to enter into My rest and enjoy it.
If you do not know what is yours on the table I set before you, then you will never rest in it and enjoy it. You will always be trying to attain what you already have in Me by your own devices. Like Sarai and Abram when I gave them the promise of a child. They decided upon their own plan for working it out when they thought I was taking too long. But that was not the case, they could have had the promised child immediately if they had been fully persuaded I would do it just as I promised. But for a lack of knowledge of My power and faithfulness to My Word they blocked My answer and tried their own. And after they had done it, it caused disorder and strife between them. And between Ishmael and Isaac as well, to this day in their descendants. Partial obedience is not obedience. Saul, the first king of Israel found that out.
But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to His voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22.
And you will notice that after Sarai and Abram did that, Abram did not talk with Me for a number of years. He thought he had the son he wanted. Never settle down with second best. My plan makes ALL things work together for good, not just for one person but for everyone involved if you will just follow My masterplan.
After those years, I took up our fellowship again, promised again the son born to him and Sarai and then I changed both their names so that calling their names called in My promise. You need to see yourself as I have planned you to be to enjoy who you really are.
In the life of Joseph, the son of Jacob, I worked all the harm his brothers did to him out for his good but I also worked it out for the good of his brothers, his father Jacob, and all Jacob’s descendants. Why? Because of Joseph’s faithfulness, trust, love, and expectation of good things coming from all the things that seemed to come against him I could step in to make all thing turn around for his good in his life. He knew I had pulled him out of the pit without his brothers killing him by sending by some descendants of Ishmael who took him to sell him as a slave in Egypt and he trusted I could get him out of any pit and fulfill the dreams I had given him. And that gave Me full authority to do so on his behalf.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, not by the devil. He cannot destroy you when you know who you are and what you have, for you will take up your authority and cast him out and take full advantage of My benefits. But ignorance of what you have gives advantage to the devil.
Accurate teaching of My Word is the cure for fear, sickness, unbelief, and poverty.
Reliance and trust in My Word is treasure for your life.
My heart stands in awe of Your words. I rejoice at Your word, as one who finds great spoil. I hate and despise falsehood, but I love Your law. Psalm 119:161-163.
I work all things together for good for you who love Me and are called according to the purpose. I have a purpose for your life and though each person’s specific assignment differs there is an overall oneness of purpose and that is best summed up as oneness with Me—a joining of hearts and wills in one seamless flow of pure love and peace that unites us so wondrously. A saved, secure, and blessed life lived in and with Me.
Jesus came to make the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the mute speak, and to cure all illness, disabilities, and pain. He came to undo the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8. And to do this He had to also take away your sins and put you right with Me by giving you His own righteousness, which is My righteousness, or we are one. And then in that righteousness in Him you become one in Him with Me. And the symphony of agreement begins.
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:19-20.
The word translated as “agree” there is the Greek word sumphóneó (συμφωνέω), which is formed from “sýn,” meaning “together with” and “phōnḗ,” meaning “sound, voice,” which is the root of the English word, “symphony.” It is, voicing the same opinion because like-minded. It originally meant a harmony of voices. Our agreement makes a wondrous symphony of your life. Walking, singing, and speaking in harmony with Me. Homologia.
Jesus came to give you life, and give it more abundantly, till it overflows in goodness. Do ou know this life.
Abundant life only comes one way—at the table of My Word. If you abide, remain, continue at the table of My Word and My Word abides in you, you will bear much fruit, and more than that. You will ask what you will and it shall be done for you.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. John 15:7-8.
Jesus defines a disciple for you: “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.
People rejoice at festivals. And at festivals there is abundant fare to partake of. People celebrate festive occasions with a meal. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones in their lives. And festivals include sweet deserts and wine.
One of the longest festivals I recount to you in the Bible is when the captives returned from exile to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus with the funds to rebuild the temple, and then at the decree of Artaxerxes, he sent Ezra to teach the people again My Word, for since their exile they had not been taught My Word and were perishing for lack of knowledge of it and of the Covenant. Ezra was a priest and scribe who had set his heart to study My law given to Moses and to practice it, and to teach My statutes and ordinances in Israel. And Artaxerxes also sent Nehemiah with the funds and more returned exiles to rebuild the burned and ruined walls and gates of Jerusalem.
When the returned exiles had rebuilt the walls and gates they all assembled at the square in front of the Water Gate (remember the vision of Ezekiel of the living water flowing from My temple, from the south side of the altar to become a river that could not be crossed except to swim with the flowing current? And Jesus said the Holy Spirit would dwell in you and those rivers from My throne would run out of you carrying you and others in the flow of the Holy Spirit so that the knowledge of My glory would cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!) and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which I gave to Israel.
Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who could listen with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month. He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday and all the people were attentive to the book of the law. Then Ezra blessed Me and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped with their faces to the ground. Nehemiah 8:1-8.
Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” Nehemiah 10:9. For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:9-10. So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.” All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them. Nehemiah 8:11-12.
My Word became their joyful banquet and celebration. And they were so hungry for more that on the second day the heads of fathers’ households of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered to Ezra the scribe that they might gain insight into the words of the law. It became a treasured banquet table on which contained rich fare they wanted to eat and digest. And theyy found written in My law how I had commanded through Moses that the sons of Israel should live in booths during the feast of the seventh month. So they proclaimed and circulated a proclamation in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hills, and bring olive branches and wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches and branches of other leafy trees, to make booths (sukkot, tabernacles), as it is written.” So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of My house, which they were rebuilding, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim. The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in them. The sons of Israel had indeed not done so from the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was great rejoicing. And what were they feasting upon? Ezra read from the book of My law (Torah) daily, from the first day to the last day. And they celebrated the feast seven days, and on the eighth day there was a solemn assembly according to My ordinance. Nehemiah 8:13-18.
My joy became their strength and they found My joy in My Word. And one or two days of feasting on it was not enough, they settled down with nothing else for eight days of feasting on and rejoicing in My Word.
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11.
And the memorable occasion that brought about this great feast? Finding My Word again after 70 years of exile for having forsaken it.
Your Words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16.
I love you. My people perish for lack of knowledge. People with no hope, no love, and no joy perish. But you do not have to be like that. I set a table before you of rich fare and everything on that magnificent table is yours. And the more you feast, the more you know and the more you know the more your life becomes one of rest even in the midst of storms and trials for you KNOW that I make everything work together for good for you who love Me and are called for a purpose of oneness with Me so we can together bring the glory of My Kingdom to earth. Invite everyone to the feast, but first you must come for what you do not know you cannot share. Kind of like a caterpillar, he eats and eats and eats constantly until he is so full that he sheds the old creature he was, rolls up in his cocoon and dies to his old self and bursts out a beautiful butterfly that soars above and drinks the sweet nectar of flowers. A whole new level of life. Jesus came to set you free, to make blind eyes see, to make the lame to leap like a stag, and to make deaf ears hear, so you could walk in abundant life beyond all you can ask or imagine. He is your good Shepherd who leads you to the banquet table.