Here is the cover I been working on. Soon. Maybe today? The book will be posted. Let’s hope with patience and composure. 🙂
Journal—An ongoing dialog between thiaBasilia and Master Yahuwah/Yahushua…
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 5:17 am.
O well, my Father? I did not finish the formatting yesterday, but! I posted a note to my readers. Got a fantastic response. My Brother Ngobesing Suh Romanus meant what he wrote in his comment. My readers really want to hear from me. From me? Well, not exactly from me to swell-up my head, but! To encourage me to go on with the task You assigned unto me. Big difference.
I sense You want me to include up to the last day of entries while I am formatting the book, My Journal—My Story. Enter Into My Journal—Partake Of My Story…. So, I will add the days I have not added, including today. I’m hoping to finish the formatting today.
Thanks, my Father for giving me the necessary skills to do for myself what others could do better than me, but! Then it won’t be me. The editing and formatting is something that most authors relegate to the professionals.
Even so, when I finished my first manuscript, I sought the help to edit it from my then pastor. He declined to help me. He told me I needed a professional editor. I came home devastated! I thought my pastor would have been delighted to read such an interesting piece about my life, I thought he would care to know me, but! He flattened all my lofty expectations.
I said to myself. There is no way I can pay for a professional editor. I guess I have to just trash this manuscript and forget about it! That’s when I heard that lovely voice from my heart into my mind:
“Do not let anyone edit your manuscript. I will do the editing in your own heart.”
Wow! That happened some 30 years ago. Year by year the editing in my heart became an everyday reality in my life. Hebrews 4 in action.
THEREFORE, WHILE the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered today, let us be afraid to distrust it, lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of reaching it.
For indeed we have had the glad tidings—Good News proclaimed to us just as truly as they—the Israelites of old did when the Good News of deliverance from bondage came to them; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith—with the leaning of the entire personality on Yahuwah in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones—Joshua and Kaleb who heard and did believe.
For we who have believed—adhered to and trusted in and relied on Yahuwah do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those who did not believe should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although His works had been completed and prepared and waiting for all who would believe from the foundation of the world.
For in a certain place He has said this about the seventh day: And Yahuwah/Yahushua rested on the seventh day from all His works. And they forfeited their part in it, for in this passage He said, “They shall not enter My rest.”
Seeing then that the promise remains over from past times for some to enter that rest, and that those who formerly were given the good news about it and the opportunity, failed to appropriate it and did not enter because of disobedience, again He sets a definite day, a new Today, and gives another opportunity of securing that rest saying through David after so long a time in the words already quoted, Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts. This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan. For if Joshua had given them rest, He Yahuwah would not speak afterward about another day.
So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the true people of Yahuwah; for he who has once entered Yahuwah’s rest also has ceased from the weariness and pain of human labors, just as Yahuwah/Yahushua rested from those labors peculiarly His own.
Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest of Yahuwah, to know and experience it for ourselves, that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience into which those in the wilderness fell.
For the Word that Yahuwah/Yahushua speaks is alive and full of power making it active, operative, energizing, and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and the immortal spirit, and of joints and marrow of the deepest parts of our nature, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.
Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has already ascended and passed through the heavens, Yahushua the Son of Yahuwah, let us hold fast our confession of belief in Him. For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace—the throne of Yahuwah’s unmerited favor to us sinners, that we may receive mercy for our failures and find grace to help in good time for every need—appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it.
I find myself now in 2017. Father has declared to me He is now finished with the editing in my heart. In the meantime? Ha! I have learned so much about writing, editing, formatting, and all kinds of secrets to improve those skills, but! The marketing? Frustration big time until! Father released me from all such frustrations. He spoke again,
Pause. Reflect. O thiaBasilia—O child of My heart. Indeed! You were guilty but, you are not guilty anymore! There is a huge difference between proselytizing and witnessing. I have empowered you to be My witness. Therefore, your witness is going forth the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. I am reaching many hearts beyond your imagination.
Don’t worry about marketing your book as others are doing. I am working things out for you. You are not carelessly living things to ‘good luck’. You are leaving things to Me. I am leading you. It is now time for you to cancel the present course and ask for a refund. For now, refrain from asking for help. It is time for you to give instead of asking for help. Continue to wait on Me. Continue to write & publish as I lead you to do. continue to go and come as I quicken you to do.
I have now steady your steps to begin your journey on a new platform. I am pleased with your work. I am pleased with your complete trust & confidence in Me. From now on you will continue to do things as I inspire you to do. I will connect you to advance My plan to restore My children to the original intent for their creation.
Furthermore, I will give to both Ahmad & yourself the means to accomplish the plan I have for both of you. For I am now satisfied with your faithfulness throughout all the hardships you have endured up to now. Rejoice and be glad! For I am with you. I will never, ever leave nor forsake you.”
I know, I posted those words several times, but! Father keeps bringing them to my remembrance every time I am tempted to do something about marketing my books. So, I keep on posting those words. They do good to me. And I hope they do good to you as well, dear reader.
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Now what? My day is just starting, but! I been up since before 5 am. Spent this day working on My Journal—My Story.
Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:42 am.
Here I am my Father. It’s another day. Lots is happening around the world and my world. Nothing matches. It’s all discord. Some pulling for this, others pulling for that. Meanwhile? The forces of hell surround Jerusalem getting ready for the final destruction of Your chosen.
Will You come? You are never tardy. You are never late. Will You give us time, even now to prepare? It’s my hope that You do. For now? I must continue with the task You have assigned unto me.
I wait on You for what is still unseen with patience and composure. For I know that You are with me and in me. Nothing can ever separate me from Your infinite love and care, as in Romans 8.
So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh we are not obligated to our carnal nature, to live a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates of the flesh.
For if you live according to the dictates of the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the Set Apart Spirit you are habitually putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the evil deeds prompted by the body, you shall really and genuinely live forever.
For all who are led by the Spirit of Our Creator are sons of Our Creator.
For the Spirit which you have now received is not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption the Spirit producing sonship in the bliss of which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
The Spirit Himself thus testifies together with our own spirit, assuring us that we are children of Our Creator.
And if we are His children, then we are His heirs also: heirs of Our Creator and fellow heirs with Messiah sharing His inheritance with Him; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His esteem.
But what of that? For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the esteem that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
For even the whole creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for Our Creator’s sons to be made known waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship.
For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—yet with the hope that nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption and gain an entrance into the esteemed freedom of Our Creator’s children.
We know that the whole creation of irrational creatures has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.
And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the first-fruits of the Set Apart Spirit a foretaste of the blissful things to come groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal our adoption (our manifestation as Our Creator’s sons).
For in this hope we were saved. But hope the object of which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?
But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure.
So too the Set Apart Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the Set Apart Spirit what His intent is, because the Spirit intercedes and pleads before Our Creator in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with Our Creator’s will.
We are assured and know that Our Creator being a partner in their labor all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love Our Creator and are called according to His design and purpose.
For those whom He foreknew of whom He was aware and loved beforehand, He also destined from the beginning foreordaining them to be molded into the image of His Son and share inwardly His likeness, that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also esteemed raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being.
What then shall we say to ALL this? If Our Creator is for us, who can be against us? Who can be our foe, if Our Creator is on our side?
He who did not withhold or spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all other things?
Who shall bring any charge against Our Creator’s elect when it is Our Creator Who justifies that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom Our Creator has chosen? Will Our Creator, Who acquits us?
Who is there to condemn us? Will Messiah Yahushua, Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of Our Creator actually pleading as He intercedes for us?
Who shall ever separate us from Messiah’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?
Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter.
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of Our Creator which is in Messiah Yahushua our Master!
Oh, but! What comfort Your words are to my being? Immeasurable! I can begin this day now with an extra dose of confidence in You. HalleluYah! In silence, I worship You.
The Secret to Abolish Insanity? It’s in My Journal—My Story. I am hard at work in it. Perhaps later today, I will post it. Will see.
His love in my heart for all remains there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia.