Where is Your Power? Who Comforts You and Where Does Your Fear Come From? By Rebbe Co
Sept, 18, 2015
YeshaYahu (Is) 51: 12 I, even I, am He that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13 And forget Y__H your maker, that has stretched forth the shamayim, and laid the foundations of the earth; and have feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
15 But I am Y__H Your POWER, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: Y__H of Armies is his name. 16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the shamayim, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Tsiyon, You are my people.
Why are many of the children of YsraEl afraid? Why would they be afraid of men and are unable to walk in Torah if they are obedient to Creator of the Heavens and earth? Why would they be afraid if they are walking according to the Almighty’s commands?
As a child, I would think a lot about Melek Dawud (King David) as He endeavored against lions, bears, wolves, the Philistines, Goliath and even King Shaul. He had many other adversities as well and others against him, but throughout it all, his strength lay with and in the Elohim of Abraham, Ytsak and Yaqub.
As an adult, I realized that because of the world that we live in, there will always be adversity. There will be continuous strife and there will be many issues in life that may cause fear on the spiritual and physical battlefields in work, at home, in the community or around the way that will try to impose their ways, beliefs or even their cultures on and upon you. Many times we fold and give in because of various types of fear. But why is that? Why is it?
A possible reason is that we may not have enough faith or belief in the Creator of the Shamayim (Heavens) and earth. We may give others power over us that are not in keeping with what the Torah of Y__H has commanded us. Another reason is that we may not want to be considered an outcast of/from society. We may desire to have many friends and to be popular, yet walking in Torah can put you at odds with the mass majority of people, especially as we live in Torah-less societies.
Some simple questions would be: Do we observe the Shabbat that the Elohim of Abraham, Ytsak and Yaqub commanded us to observe? How about the other set-apart days? Do we wear head coverings when performing our prayers/petitions? Do we follow the people and religions around us in idolatry? Do we rebel against the Torah?
Our hope, our life and our strength for those who believe in the Elohim of Abraham, Ytsak and Yaqub should and must be in Y__H Tzavaoth. It must be according to His commandments to us inscribed and passed down in the Torot. Life on this earth is only for a short time, but eternity is forever. How we live and who we live for will determine what happens in our next life.
As a child I had many reservations about standing out for the G-d of Abraham, Ytsak and Yaqub. As I continued on in life, many of the reservations persisted. Much of the reasons for the reservations were because I was not comfortable in what most of the people around me classified as truth. As I read and studied, the truths that I continued coming up with, was Torah truths, yet Christendom was continually telling me that the Torah was done away with, but yet could not show me anywhere in the Words of Elohim where He was stated their words.
Upon realizing that indeed the Torah is the standard, is the truth and is the Word of H’Shem, I had no other choice but to observe, follow and obey. With that decision, many people (to include those closest to me) slandered me, called me names, cursed me, ridiculed me and turned their backs on me. I would say that the majority of people have departed from me. With all of their departures, the Abbah has comforted me and has loved me and has shaded me from blistering attacks. He asked then as He still asks now if I will forget Him and His Ways, or will I walk in His Torah?