Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How old are you?” And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.” (Gen 47:8-9)
Jacob, like Isaac, Abraham, Shem and probably even Noah (the son of Lemech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch) has been on his pilgrimage since the day he was born. He has always served Yehovah and dwelt in His eternal kingdom.
I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer; I did not begin my pilgrimage on the earth until 2000 when I was about 45. It was then that I gave up all my connections/covenants and came out of the kingdom of my birth, made myself 100% Yehovah’s man and then began my pilgrimage, my journey in His kingdom. Since that time I have learned what it means to dwell in the heaven instead of earth. Every man who fails to learn to dwell in heaven will perish, just as they did in the antediluvian world. Noah survived because he learned to walk in his pilgrimage with Yehovah. And when Nimrod ruled and reigned on the earth, Noah, Shem, Eber, and Abraham did not serve him even though they lived in what most folks would have thought was Nimrod’s kingdom.
â€œFrom whence comes the purpose of a personâ€™s life? Come it by chance, a casting of the lot, or does a call of destiny beckon to each of us?â€– From the movie â€˜One Night with the Kingâ€™.
It is my firm belief that the Creator has a destiny, an eternal purpose for each of our lives and it is my wish to effect those around me to embrace all that the Creator has for them. But until they (I am really talking to men) begin their pilgrimage, their destiny is on hold.
In this passage Jacob is talking to Pharaoh; but Jacob knows and understands the words of Yehovah that were given to Abraham and to himself.
So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and slaughtered slaughters to his father Isaac’s Elohim. Then Elohim spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.” So He said, “I am Elohim (THE lawmaker and judge), the Elohim of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.” (Gen 46:1-4)
This is destiny, the leading of Yehovah in the life of His men, in order to fulfill His word.
And when Jacob meets Pharaoh for the first time he understands that the provision that he is receiving is NOT from Pharaoh, even though Pharaoh may think so; the provision is from Yehovah for Jacob’s continued pilgrimage on the earth.
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â€œFrom whence comes the purpose of a person’s life? Come it by chance, a casting of the lot, or does a call of destiny beckon to each of us?â€– From the movie ‘One Night with the King
It is my firm belief that our Creator has a destiny, an eternal purpose for each of our lives and it is my wish to effect those around me to embrace all that our dear Fathers has for them. We, His people, were not meant to be the slaves to this world; but rather the leaders, teachers, kings and priests of a holy nation and to demonstrate for the world the ways of Yehovah, so that they too may walk in them.
“Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as Yehovah (the LORD) my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as Yehovah our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day? (Deu 4:5-8)
I have always felt God’s call on my life; but it was not until I began to seek Him, to step out of my comfort zone and do His will, that I began to see His plan for this world, and for my life in particular, begin to unfold.
Unfortunately, not everyone could see what I began to see so clearly and this resulted in the momentary loss of my precious family. Momentary is relative, they are not back yet; but I believe that, like Joseph, I have been sent ahead to help preserve them and many others alive.
It was at that time that I began my first website which was mainly to articulate what I was learning concerning Yehovah’s image and Kingdom on the earth to my wayward family. But it was not long before Continue reading A Call of Destiny→
We are a vapor, here on this earth for just a few seconds in eternity.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. (Jas 4:13-14)
“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And are spent without hope. Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good. (Job 7:6-7)
Indeed, You have made my days as hand-breadth, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them. (Psa 39:5-6)
Born – Died
The day of our birth and the day of our death is not what is important, but the dash in the middle, representing all the things that we do in between those two dates, means everything. Continue reading Precept 8 – We are a vapor→
Where is the kingdom of heaven today? Or, perhaps more aptly stated, “where is our heart today?”
Many, most, have dismissed the kingdom of heaven as a kingdom that will come after the tribulation; these folks have said that, for now, we must live according to the “laws of the land.” But this “laws of the land” false image comes only from a spirit of harlotry which we have all learned? The very reason that Yehovah’s men are commanded to wear tassels or tzitzit is so we remember to keep His commandments and not follow the harlotry to which our hearts and eyes are inclined. Continue reading Precept 9 – The Kingdom of Heaven→