It is written:
“Always be joyful. Pray regularly. In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Complete Jewish Bible)
Always be joyful: Through our union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, let us rejoice in YAHWEH, his Elohim and Father, and we may do that evermore. As we remain united with the Messiah Yeshua, our joy will be complete; we may have reason to be sad but yet always filled with Joy; we may have nothing but yet having everything (2 Corinthians 6:10).
A life in union with the “Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua” is a life of constant joy; we have the Comfortable sense of the acceptance and Favour of YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, his Elohim and Father.
The way to rejoice evermore is to Pray without ceasing. We will rejoice more if we Pray more. Let us Pray always, and not faint: Pray without weariness, and continue in prayer, till we come to that world where prayer shall be swallowed up in Praise.
Pray regularly: Dialogue with YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, is part of the fabric of the Bible from Genesis [“When people began to call on the name of ADONAI” (Genesis 4:26 CJB)] to Revelation. The entire history of Redemption is framed in Prayer.
For us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, we depend on YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim and AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”).
YAHWEH, our AVINU MALKENU (Heb. אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ; “Our Father, our KING”), is our Source and His Beloved Son, the Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua, our Friend and Master, is our life (Colossians 3:4).
Through prayer, we receive the Comfort, Strength, and ALL the other resources we need in life, both naturally and spiritually. Prayer—relationship with YAHWEH, our Elohim and our Father—is as necessary to the spiritual life as air is to the natural life.
Brothers and sisters Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to YAHWEH, our Elohim and our Father, by Prayer and Petition, with Thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6).
In EVERYTHING give Thanks: Yes, let us be thankful in every condition, even in adversity as well as prosperity. It is never so bad with us but it might be worse. If we have ever so much occasion to make our humble complaints to YAHWEH, we never can have any reason to complain of YAHWEH, and have always much reason to praise and give Thanks.
As Paul called by YAHWEH’s will to be an emissary of the Messiah Yeshua says: “this is what YAHWEH wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua”; in him, through him, and for his sake, he allows us to rejoice evermore, and appoints us in EVERYTHING to give Thanks. It is pleasing to YAHWEH.
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM!” to ALL the Isra’el Family, consisting of those who have been set apart, Jews and non-Jews, by Yeshua the Messiah and called to be YAHWEH’s holy people. May YAHWEH, the source of Hope, fill you COMPLETELY with Joy and Shalom as you continue Trusting, so that by the Power of the Ruach HaKodesh you may overflow with Hope.
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