But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

Many people think of Me as hard to please and they will do many strange things to please Me, things I never thought of or told you to do. I am not hard to please at all. I am only looking for one thing, and it is the one thing necessary. And what is that? Fellowship. I am always looking for those who are willing to talk with Me and listen to Me. In other words, to carry on a conversation with Me. I am looking for those I can call My friends.

God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9.

When My Son went to visit Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, Martha went into the kitchen to prepare a meal, but Mary sat at the feet of Jesus listening to His Word and speaking with Him as friends. Martha was upset at what she saw as irresponsible and lazy behavior on the part of her sister, leaving her to do the tasks of hospitality alone. But My Son did not see it that way. He came to that house to spend time with His friends who received Him and to share important truths with them and Martha had deprived Him of that fellowship with her. He said only one thing is necessary and Mary had chosen the best part and Martha was not to deprive Mary or Jesus of that visit.

Are you willing to talk with Me and to partner with Me in getting My Kingdom into the earth? That is, My will to heal, bless, and save, into the earth? I want all men to be saved and come to know the truth. I am sending out friend requests with and through you.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Jacob was the father of twelve sons, but I chose the tribe of Judah for the line of the Messiah. This had to do with what Jacob and Leah prophesied over their son Judah. First, Judah was the only son born in praise of Me and his name is a prophecy in its letters, showing that I would come through the door of the tribe of Judah to birth My Son into the earth. And Jacob spoke the following prophecy into the earth over his son Judah when he spoke over all his sons just before he died:

“Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk. Genesis 49:10-11.

Here Jacob introduces the Lion as the symbol of the tribe of Judah and prophecies a line of kings and the lawgiver coming from Judah, until Shiloh comes and then all obedience of all people goes to Him. Shiloh (שִׁילֹה), “he whose it is,” is a Messianic title. And his garments are washed in wine and his clothes in the blood of grapes denoting the communion meal and the end time battle of the book of Revelation:

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:13-16.

He tread the winepress of My wrath and His robe is dipped in blood.

Later, at the time of the conquest of the Promised Land, the tabernacle of Moses was set up in Shiloh and it was there before the tabernacle that Joshua finished the casting of lots to divide up the Promised Land to the tribes of Israel.  It was there at Shiloh also that Hannah prayed for a child and I gave her Samuel as her firstborn. And it was there that she consecrated him to My service and left him with the High Priest Eli to lead the nation back to Me. To bring them out of darkness back into My light.

But let us look at the descendants of Judah to the time of Jesus,  your Messiah and Lord.

Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Eliud, Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Matthew 1:1-16.

There are many stories of many lives here. Stories of intrigue, stories of sin, stories of faith, and stories of faithfulness and loyalty. None of them knew the full and glorious outcome of their lives during their lives, but they know it now with Me.

Rahab and Ruth would never have thought that millions of people would be reading about them and be inspired by their lives and their unwavering faith in My power and goodness. And Tamar, when she disguised herself to force Judah to keep the laws of raising up heirs for a deceased child, never would have thought her conduct would be publicly aired before the coming generations down to this day.

And Boaz never would have thought the honor he gave to Ruth would make him a hero of integrity and uprightness. And neither Ruth nor Boaz, or Naomi for that matter, would have thought the fields of Boaz in Bethlehem where Ruth gleaned would one day be filled with the glory of the LORD as Jesus was born nearby in their town of Bethlehem. Boaz had received those fields of Bethlehem as his inheritance from his father, the prince of the tribe of Judah, who took the faith-filled Rahab as his bride though she was born a gentile, a citizen of Jericho. And would Rahab have ever thought that the red cord (Tikvah) she hung in her window as specified in her covenant of salvation from the destruction of Jericho with the Israeli spies that it would become the hope of Israel, the Tikvah, and their national anthem?

Would David have let his eyes rest on Bathsheba if he had known all the evil it would bring? Would Bathsheba have gone out on her roof with no clothes to bathe and responded to the invitation from David if she had known you would still be reading her story? But I made it all work out and all are with Me today, including Uriah. All are alive for Me. David loved Me through it all and trusted Me to cleanse him and again put him right with Me. And I did. And I sealed it in Jesus. He is the root and offspring of David.

Would Solomon, to whom I gave such wisdom and riches, have thrown faithfulness to Me aside as his heart went after pagan gods and sacrificed on altars to them if he had seen it would divide Israel into two nations that never again unite and lost ten of the twelve tribes to become idol worshippers mingled with the Assyrians and others? And caused the tribes of Dan and Ephraim to be excluded from the tribes that come to Jesus as Messiah, saved in the period of the tribulation?

Would so many kings of Judah and Israel had done such evil in My sight if they had known it would lead to the destruction of Israel by the Assyrians and Judah by the Chaldeans and Nebuchadnezzar? Would they have filled My house with idols and rebelled to My face, ignored My statues and laws, if they had known it would lead them into captivity and the demolition of the wondrous temple of Solomon that David had set his heart on to build?

Would they have given up My promises of a land of rest for them on every side for the fleeting joys of sin if they had known that the temple would never be so magnificent a structure and the riches they enjoyed under David and Solomon would depart from them?

But then there were those who followed Me with all their hearts and did what was right in My eyes and I greatly blessed them and their kingdom rule of the peoples. The peoples would prosper under them and have peace from their enemies on every side. Like Jehoshaphat and Hezekiel. When I found one who was faithful and whose heart was towards Me there was nothing too wonderful for Me to do for them. But they were few and far between.

And it was all about who would fellowship with Me and know My ways that determined their conduct and the ending of their lives for good or evil. The one thing necessary for the best part.

Perhaps if all of them had known what they said it dark rooms and tried to hide from other’s eyes would be broadcast all over the world they would have walked in the light rather than in the darkness, but I make all things work together for good for those who love Me and are called according to My purpose, for all those stories of lives, some beautiful and blessed, some evil and despised, produced Joseph, a man of integrity and righteousness to whom I could entrust My Son, and Mary, a woman of purity, valor, and beauty within and without, highly favored and full of grace, who was the virgin I had been speaking of in the Garden of Eden, and the crown of all, the second Adam, Jesus, your Lord and Savior. The one whose Name means Salvation and He came to save you from your sins. And what He did reached back to redeem them all. He died once for ALL.

For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:13-14.

And in those years of the Old Covenant and the Abrahamic Covenant, I found many who loved Me—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Leah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Rahab, Deborah, Gideon, Ruth, Boaz, Hannah, Samuel, David, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiel, and I could go on and on. And think of Elijah and Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Amos, Habakkuk, and all My friends the prophets and those who listened to them. And think of Esther, Zerubbabel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Hagai, Micah, Joel, Zachariah, and Malachi! It all came together for good for they were all called to the purpose I had in mind since before the foundation of the world—to be an important part of the coming of My Son. Each day what you are doing is of far greater reach and impact than you think or can even imagine. What you do affects the entire body of Christ, of which you are a member.

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, redeeming and making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. Ephesians 5:15-20.

But looking back again at the family tree of Jesus according to the flesh, there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ. Matthew 1:17. And if you want to go back from Abraham to get the rest of the genealogy, here it is:  Abraham was the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, who was at the time of his creation, My son. Luke 3:34-38.

So you see, when My Son became man, the Son of Man, He took flesh from your flesh and bone.  For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:9. You are truly My own people, My kinsmen, My own family.  I have drawn you with human cords, with bands of love. Hosea 11:4.  Now you see why My Kingdom is not complete without every one of you. I do not want any one of you missing at the family table. I set a place for each of you before the foundation of the world at the marriage feast of the Lamb. Please pass the test and be there.

Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Revelation 19:9.

I love you. You are invited even now to My table to partake in the body and blood of My Son. And it is a fellowship meal of remembrance. Remember, it is not hard to please Me, if you will come to Me with all your heart I can do the rest. I will give you a new heart and fill it with My Spirit and pour in My love. I want to make your life beautiful the most beautiful life ever lived. Will you let Me?

For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation (Yeshuah). Psalm 149:4.

I have clothed you in the garments of Salvation (clothed in Christ) and wrapped you in the robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10; Galatians 3:27.