Revealing the truth about Deuteronomy 15 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Revealing the Truth About Deuteronomy 15

Release for Debtors

1 At the end of every seventh year you must cancel the debts of everyone who owes you money.

2 This is how it must be done. Everyone must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Israelites. They must not demand payment from their neighbors or relatives, for the lord’s time of release has arrived.

3 This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Israelites—not to the foreigners living among you.

4 There should be no poor among you, for the lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.

5 You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the lord your God that I am giving you today.

6 The lord your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. You will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.
7 But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.

8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

9 Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the lord, you will be considered guilty of sin.

10 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

11 There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.”Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Jamaica’s Road Map for release from Poverty

This is what the Lord revealed to me:

Deuteronomy 15 was a command given by God to the Israelites; it is also a list of key principles which can help to stave off poverty.

Jamaica, as well as many other third world nations are intimately familiar with poverty. Partly because we have long walked away from the practices that have served our forefathers. Mind you, black people on this side of the hemisphere have had their inheritance and cultural practices stolen from them. How could we then remember what we didn’t get to experience, because of slavery?

It is also important to remember that there are many Jamaicans who are actually black Jews. But this truth is from hidden us, but no more.

Road Map

So then, it is for us to search out the words of Yeshua, find for ourselves those principles and adapt them into our daily lives. Here is Deuteronomy 15 reinterpreted for Jamaica.

1 At the end of every seventh year Jamaicans must cancel the debts of everyone who owes them money.

2 This is how it must be done. Everyone must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Jamaicans. They must not demand payment from their Jamaican neighbors or relatives, for the Lord’s time of release has arrived.-Deuteronomy 15:1-2

If Jamaican lending institutions and individuals adapted this practice, among ourselves, poverty would ultimately be eliminated.

Consumer debt

Debt is a big problem globally. In the United States consumer debt has grown at an annual rate of 4.1 percent. The country’s debt is currently around $2.6 trillion, or $11,000 per adult.

3 This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Jamaicans—not to the foreigners living among you.

4 There should be no poor among you in Jamaica, for the lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.

5 You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today.

6 The lord your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. Jamaica will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.

Credit card debt and loans

One of the main contributors to escalating poverty rates is credit card debt and loans. Presently the major banks are pushing credit cards on the people, at a time of high unemployment rates and increasing poverty levels. “The unemployment rate in Jamaica is about 13.2% (April 2015, Statistical Institute of Jamaica ), with youth unemployment more than twice the national rate (38%).” Loan interest rates are criminal. They are the vice which keeps Jamaicans shackled to poverty for decades.

IMF debt

Jamaica itself, has been shackled to an IMF debt for decades. Because of our borrowing habits, that debt,adds up to trillions of dollars.

7 But if there are any poor Jamaicans in your towns when you arrive in the land of Jamaica, which the lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.

8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

9 Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the Lord, you will be considered guilty of sin.

10 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

Here in Deuteronomy 15:10, we see the blessing to be inherited, as stated by God. Jamaicans have always been counselled that to give is better than to receive. It has been drilled into our consciousness by our parents.

11 There will always be some Jamaica who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Jamaicans in need.

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Revealing the truth about Psalms 11 by Denise N. Fyffe

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1 I trust in the lord for protection. So why do you say to me,
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
2 The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
4 But the lord is in his holy Temple; the lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
5 The lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.
6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.
7 For the righteous lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face.”
Psalms 11

This is what the Lord revealed to me:

Dream

psalms 11 7A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I only remember the latter parts. In this dream, my family and I were running through our backyard, which had many trees. From the shadows and higher ground, my adversaries/demons, the spiritual things were shooting arrows and we were running for our lives. I had to hide behind trees, but there were times when I was exposed. Though I did not feel the impact of the arrows, I knew some made contact.

We made it to the front yard. I jumped the front gate. The streets were dark and when we made it to the main road, there was a discussion about where to go. My brother separated and went his own way. My mother remained with me.

Bible Verses

This is a very significant dream that reveals a specific tactic of the devil. The bible contains numerous verses that speak to attacks using bow and arrows. As you proceed through out the scriptures, you will see that when the figurative language is used, it refers to a specific kind of attack by one’s enemy.

proverbs 25 18Proverbs 25:18 (NLT)

Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

1 Samuel 20:22 (NLT)

But if I tell him, ‘Go farther—the arrows are still ahead of you,’ then it will mean that you must leave immediately, for the lord is sending you away.

Psalms 64:3 (NLT)

They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.

Jeremiah 9:8 (NLT)

For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.

Psalms 91:5 (NLT)

Psalms 91 5Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

In the days of old, armies usually had archers who were used as an advanced attack of any army. They were able to take down forces who were some distance away. This kind of attack is done from a distance.

Psalms 91 and Proverbs 25, gives a more specific meaning. They both refer to the act of telling lies. One can take down a person and ruin their reputation by simply speaking things about them which are not true. In Proverbs 25:18 (NLT) it says that “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.”

Whereas Psalms 91:5 (NLT) identifies the time of day when this kind of attack is more prevalent. “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.”

In the day time, your adversary can see your location clearly, but you might not be able to see them. Because of their choice of weapon, they are able to stay from great distance, in the shadows or hidden places and launch an attack on you. It is important to note that usually when you see an archer, he has many arrows in his bag. Therefore, he can develop a strategy to shot them to wound you, to kill you or both at the same time.

Interpretation

psalms 11My dream indicates a situation which is made doubly dangerous by darkness. Not only are my adversaries hidden and in the shadows, but they choose to attack at night. This means that I am unable to see them and many of those who do the attack are not familiar to me.

The Holy Spirit also pointed out the significance of them being on higher ground. He said that some of these people are in high positions; whether in the workplace or in society.

They are also aware of my location at all times. Knowing someone’s address is always advantageous because you can choose to attack when and where they are most vulnerable. Even though the location of the attack in my dream was my home, in the physical that can be anywhere that I spend a significant time of my day; like the workplace.

In the dream, you will recall that I was exposed. This means that some of those lies did cause harm to my reputation. (I can confirm this, especially in the last 3 yrs.)

My dream carries many meanings. The Holy Spirit will give me the breakdown and application for each situation, present and future) that it applies to.

Psalms 11

The fact that God brought this scripture to mind, means that it is God’s answer to my situation. From verse 1 to verse 7, every word is filled with truth. I take specific comfort in verse 6, because this tells me the outcome.

1 I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me,
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
2 The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
4 But the lord is in his holy Temple; the lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
5 The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.
6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.
7 For the righteous Lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face.”

I want to encourage every child of God, saint or Christian that is facing a similar situation. When you are attacked with lies, believe in the promises of God from Psalms 11. Your belief and faith in His word is an act of ensuring that you stay under the shadow of the Almighty.

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Revealing the truth about Isaiah 50 by Denise N. Fyffe

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1 This is what the Lord says: “Was your mother sent away because I divorced her? Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors? No, you were sold because of your sins. And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins. Why was no one there when I came? Why didn’t anyone answer when I called? Is it because I have no power to rescue? No, that is not the reason! For I can speak to the sea and make it dry up! I can turn rivers into deserts covered with dying fish. I dress the skies in darkness,covering them with clothes of mourning.”Isaiah 50:1-3

Revealing the truth about Isaiah 50

This is what the Lord revealed to me:

Isaiah 50 image courtesy of biblepicIn these few verses you will find the answer for how we come to be in the state that we are in. God never turns His back on His children. It is we who turn away from Him. He asks “Was your mother sent away because I divorced her?” Did He remove our provisions, the place and the ones who looked after us, who nourished us? No.

Did He cause us to become indebted to creditors? The banks, credit cards; to have huge car payments, mortgages that we cannot repay? So that now we are slaves to them and our lifestyle; because of this, we work consistently, with no real joy in life. With no time to appreciate those things that really matter.

Our provisions and comforts was removed because of our actions, stubbornness; our lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes. Because we covet what others have and do not appreciate what He gave us to protect.

When He returned to the place that He provided for us, we were not there; because we have gone away, wandering in places, with no protection. Seeking after the things and gods of this world. We have gone to a place that we can no longer see nor hear his voice. We have entered into a land of disobedience and rebelliousness.

It is not that He does not have the power to bring us back, to pay our debts, to fight our battles. He can do these things and more because He is the supreme God, the creator of this world. He has dominion over all things.

But we must see the errors of our way and return to Him. In humility, with a contrite heart; in obedience. Submitting ourselves, wholly to Him.

 

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Watch Apostle Clive O’brien: Am I Like God or Different From Him

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Apostle Clive O’brien of The Father’s Heart Christian Center in Lauderhill, Florida, USA; sharing on the topic of ‘Am I Like God or Different From Him’.

 

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Watch Pastor Mary Lewis-Jones – Marriage: Covenant Relationship

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Pastor Mary Lewis-Jones of The Father’s Heart Christian Center in Lauderhill, Florida, USA; sharing on the topic of ‘Marriage: Covenant Relationship’.

 

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Watch Apostle Clive O’brien: Faith, The Substance

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Apostle Clive O’brien of The Father’s Heart Christian Center in Lauderhill, Florida, USA; sharing on the topic of ‘Faith: The Substance’.

 

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Watch Apostle Clive O’brien: Lift Jesus Up

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Apostle Clive O’brien of The Father’s Heart Christian Center in Lauderhill, Florida, USA; sharing on the topic of ‘Lift Jesus Up’.

 

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Watch Bishop Ryan Reddie: Biblical Nuggets for Fathers from Noah’s life pt2

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Bishop Ryan Reddie of Seaview Gardens New Testament in Jamaica shares a vital sermon for all fathers. He shares Biblical Nuggets for Fathers from Noah’s life about ‘Doing What Is Right’ regardless.


 

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