Y'shua | יֵשׁוּעַ
... a light for the revelation of the Gentiles.
And a glory to your people Israel.
Isaiah 49:6 CJB| Luke 2:32 AENT
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On 7 August 2015 my Connecticut driver’s license expires. On 22 July 2015 I headed to the Columbus Ohio Motor Vehicle office to apply for my first new Driver's License in 49 years. Every document needed except a Birth Certificate was found. My US Army document file was chosen as a stand in because those official documents listed by place of birth. Good try, but the nice lady at Motor Vehicle shook her head 'No'. A week later, at a cost of $43, the real Georgia birth certificate arrived. The next day as I gathered up all my documents in preparation for a new attempt at Motor Vehicle, I heard The-VOICE- say: "Take your Army records." Instantly I said out loud: "Nah. They're not on the list!" So, leaving the US Army documents behind I made my way to Motor Vehicle. Two hours later I am standing with the person who will make the final decision. After I answered a long list of questions she says: "I will have to go get this signed." I waited and she finally walked back with a smile. Now the final set of questions indicating that I was approved, how to pay, etc. were easy, but out of the blue she says "Did you serve in the Armed Forces?" I said: "Yes, Army." She then said: "Thank you for your service would you like the US Army seal on your license?" I said: "Yes, thank you." Then the fateful question: "I just need proof of your US Army service." I stood there in shock remembering what The-VOICE- had said to me: "Take your Army records!" I literally could not speak for a few seconds. In almost a whisper I said to the smiling lady: "I left all my Army records home." Her response: "When you renew in four years you can add it then." I drove away that day happy to have my license but sad that my Army service would not be listed on it. Quite frankly I was in shock! How did it happen? How did I miss hearing The-VOICE-?
I did hear The-VOICE-, BUT there is a constant battle between my spiritual and intellectual sides. In my rush, I defaulted to my old way of doing things! It takes constant vigilance and prayer to stay in shalom so to hear!
Philippians 4: (Aramaic English New Testament)
6. Be anxious for nothing; but at all times, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make known your requests before Elohim.
7. And the peace of Elohim which surpasses all knowledge will keep your hearts and minds, through Y’shua Mashiyach.
John 10: (Complete Jewish Bible)
1.”Yes, indeed! I tell you, the person who doesn’t enter the sheep-pen through the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.
2. But the one who goes in through the gate is the sheep’s own shepherd.
3. This is the one that the gate-keeper admits, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep, each one by name, and leads them out.
4. After taking all that are his own, he goes on ahead of them; and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
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