“Earline McCoy has lived next door since 1969. She's seen a lot of hurricanes come through here in the last five decades. But this one tops them all, she admits.
McCoy and her friend, Jesse Howard, stayed at home as Ian approached. "You can't hide from God," she says.”
NPR article linked below
You got that right, you can’t hide from YAH (God) but YAH can hide & protect you from the storm. And we are seeing Him do just that for many, and family, let us continue praying for scattered & dispersed Israelites (aka Blacks/Negroes) worldwide. Asking our Father in Heaven to continue to protect our lives with a Goshen-level hedge of protection🤲🏾🙌🏾
To any Israelite that resides in any of these stormed out areas, you are correct, you have indeed been forsaken by the nations in which you reside today, and you have been forsaken by them for a long time. That’s how we have been for generations, as we survive in the lands of our captivity. Some of us might even feel forsaken by YAH, but just as the plagues of Egypt also afflicted our Israelite ancestors for a while, when YAH acted, He raised up a hedge of protection around our Israelite ancestors in Goshen, Egypt. YAH can do the same for us, His people, today & in our future. IF we as His people, as a nation, cry out to Him again, He will hear and act.
“Years passed, and the king of Egypt (Pharaoh) died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God (YAH Elohim). Elohim heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.”Exodus 2:23-25 NLT
Again family, let the Word and promises of YAH encourage—YAH, not only can, but He will do the same for us today HalleluYAH/Praise YAH! So, let us cry out to Him, as His people together, especially in this season of Trumpets! Let us repent/turn away from disobeying His Word & as we turn towards obeying His Word as a nation again! Let us afflict our souls and humble ourselves before Him. And let us prepare to gather together with Him! He has saved our lives until this day, how do I know? Because you are alive and able to read this. More important than the salvation of our lives, is the salvation of our souls. If you make up your mind to worship YAH in spirit & Truth, He will save your soul. All praise to The Most High YAH!
Alright, let us get back to the natural here & now… Scattered Israel: you have brothas & sistas like me, all over the world, praying for you daily. We have not forsaken you. And we are praying not only that YAH protects & saves your lives & souls, but also that He comforts you and gives you all the fruit of His Spirit (Read Galatians 5:22-23). Harder times are coming, storms and all manner of catastrophic calamities are going to only get worse, but know that YAH is able to not only see us through it all, but He will be with us too. Cry out to Him, shout unto Him, and pray fervently along with the rest of Israel humbly, and He will hear our prayers and save us—HalleluYAH!
So stand strong family, YAH protected our ancestors, He has protected our own lives through our own past storms, and He is able to protect and rescue us in & after the coming storms. I say again: Seek Him! Trust Him! Obey Him! Cry out to Him!
“When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly/the righteous (those who righteously obey YAH’s commands) have a lasting foundation.”Proverbs 10:25 NLT
“Give thanks to the Lord (YAH), for He is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord (YAH) redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others He has redeemed you from your enemies. For He has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west, from north and south.
Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. They, too, observed YAH’s power in action, His impressive works on the deepest seas. He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. “YAH, help!” they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into harbor! Let them praise YAH for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them. Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.”Psalms 107:1-3, 23-32 NLT
“But You are a tower of refuge to the poor, O YAH, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall,”Isaiah 25:4 NLT
When we cry out to YAH as a nation, when we pray and ask Him anything, we must believe that we will receive it. We must each worship Him in spirit & truth according to His Word. And we must humbly ask Him to forgive our individual sins and the collective sins of all Israel. We must trust in His Word, knowing that He will hear our prayers.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous Elohim YAH, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in YAH alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from YAH. Their loyalty is divided between YAH Elohim and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”James 1:2-8 NLT
“Then Jesus/Yahoshua said to the disciples, “Have faith in YAH. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.””Mark 11:22-25 NLT
And always pray, asking for forgiveness for your sins, and with a heart that is obedient to YAH’s Torah/Instructions (aka Law).
“YAH detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law (Torah).”Proverbs 28:9 NLT
“We know that YAH doesn’t listen to sinners (those who break His Laws, see 1 John 3:4), but He is ready to hear those who worship Him and do His will (obey His Law).”John 9:31 NLT
As we close out, let us recall one of the stormy incidents of The Messiah/HaMashiach (whom the world erroneously calls Jesus, His true name is Yahoshua (which means Yah’s Salvation)). Yahoshua and His disciples were caught up in a shattering storm. Yahoshua did not forsake His disciples, even though they might have felt forsaken. They were naturally afraid, but Yahoshua encouraged them to be supernaturally courageous by questioning and rebuking them when He said “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” then He rebuked the storm. Remembering that event, and others like it, let us also remember to rebuke our own overwhelming fears, and stand on our trust in YAH to protect & save us!
“Then Jesus (Yahoshua) got into the boat and started across the lake with His disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Yahoshua was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him up, shouting, “Master, save us! We’re going to drown!” Yahoshua responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves Obey Him!””Matthew 8:23-27 NLT
May our Father YAH, speak to our hearts, and allow us to feel His presence, no matter how dark the situation is. Although we might find ourselves alone physically, may YAH no longer allow us to us feel lonely, because we know that YAH our ELOHIM, He is with us, and we scattered Israelites are in this thang together, in spirit, as the Israelite family. May YAH give us His Spirit of shalom always.
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Until next time, shalom ✌🏾