His Compassion

I thank Elohim, God the Creator, for His GREAT compassion, especially this morning. My wife and I have, far too many times, been the victims of people’s slander, what our Jewish people call “Lashon HaRah”, the evil tongue. And many of these are people who learned most of what they know about Yeshua from us, and from our labor of love for more than thirty years. Two different groups of betrayers are now in league with one another, in a laughable effort to upbraid their own ‘righteousness’. They then turn around and, because of the perversion in their mind, decide that they know what is in my heart, and try to tear us down. They fall prey to rumor, and turn on us like ravening wolves. Every single time it has happened, it has hurt sorely. But, every single time, it has driven me to HIS THRONE. Yesterday, we again learned from two different sources that people in our past were still spreading LIES about us. When does it ever end? All my wife and I have ever done is to love and serve everyone, to have them falsely accuse us of their sins. And then there is one who is just bent on destroying our family.

What do I do? I turn to HIS WORD.

First, I remember that these people are false brethren. They betray their black hearts and/or their religious hypocrisy by their very actions of speaking ill of us, of believing rumor and innuendo, and acting upon it. This shows that they do not have HIS Breath in them, but the darkness of the enemy, and they dare to take His Covenant into their mouths:

16But unto the wicked Elohim says, “What have you to do to declare My statutes, and that you have taken My Brit in your mouth? 17Seeing you hate instruction, and cast My D’varim behind you. 18When you saw a thief, you had company with him, and with adulterers was your portion. 19You have let loose your mouth for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. 20You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. 21These things have you done, and should I [GOD] have kept silence? You had thought that I was altogether such a one as yourself?  But I will reprove you, and set the cause before your eyes. 22Now consider this, you that forget Elohim, lest I tear in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Ps 50

This morning, in my prayer time, in contemplating their persistent effort to bring us down, knowing full well we will hear of their lies and slander, I asked Abba, Avi, My Father, to help me to write a song expressing this, as I have found for nearly 35 years that when I write, I am free of other people’s grasp over my mind. I immediately had the sensation that HE had ALREADY written the words. I open the scriptures, and I find myself here:

Within this psalm are the same words of another melody from Tehillah 70 that I wrote about twenty-five years ago, which I changed key and rhythm and added to it the Hebrew words in another verse. I ‘feel’ a new song coming on, and offer it to His Glory, to minister to others, especially servants of Yeshua who have been victims of people they THOUGHT were their brethren. I know my wife and I are not alone in that.
I contemplated that King David has gone through many of the very same things as I, including having his deep love for his friend perverted by others in THEIR mind, [ 1 Sam 20:30 ] betrayal by one he thought was a friend [Ps 55:13-14], his own family, religious leaders, etc. I took a quiet moment yesterday and just told God, “I am so tired of people’s hate”. My wife and I both remembered what Yeshua told us, that they WILL hate us. That we are actually blessed when men revile us and speak evil against us. That our trials actually are good for us, because they increase our “firm trust”. Some of them who have done these things have done exactly what the scriptures said they would do to each other, to ‘devour one another’, and now they turn to others to devour them.

I am grateful for a “Little Sanctuary”, where the Shalom of God rules, and where His LOVE abounds. I pray that those who are on the skirts of these evil words will ‘see’ the emptiness and evil of them, and come away from it, for their sakes. In the meantime, I do what Ps 71 above spoke to me by His Breath this morning: 8My mouth shall be filled with Your praise, and with Your glory all the day…. 10For my enemies speak concerning me, and they that watch for my soul take counsel together, 11Saying, “Elohim has forsaken him; pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.” 12O Elohim, be not far from me; O my Elohim, make haste to help me.

“May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O My Elohim.”

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