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His Heart  Ministries
International is a prophetic traveling ministry of teaching, healing, and restoration to the body of Yeshua (Jesus). We are committed to ministering to the total person. It is our desire to see everyone come to know Yeshua (Jesus) , be healed and restored in spirit, soul, and body...emerging a healthy complete person. As this happens, they can be released into the fullness of His anointing, enabling them to become all that the Father has ordained them to be to live a victorious life in Him and for Him.
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It is A New Year with God

"Let Me instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; Let Me counsel; My eye be on you." Tehillim/Psalm 32:8 (The Scriptures)

The expectation of a new year can be exciting because of the many new possibilities it may offer. But if one faces the future with anxiety, a new year can be most unsettling.... wondering if the adversities and troubles of the past year might somehow replicate themselves.

We must be ever mindful not to allow international calamities, financial setbacks, or personal problems and disappointments to blur the vision of the future that Abba has given us.

We must always remember to place our hope in the omniscience of Yahweh. He truly cares about us and loves us with a love we cannot even begin to comprehend. The promises of Yeshua (Jesus) are true. Let us approach the new year in His loving presence. He will guide us through the labyrinth of life because He knows what is best for us.


Thank you, Father, that you are a God of immeasurable love for us. Thank you for sending your Son, Yeshua, that we might be saved for us to be reconciled back to You.   Amen.


Yom Berekha-The Daily Blessing

from: Mette Marx·Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blessed are You, YHWH our Elohim, King of the universe, who created and established the changing seasons, seedtime and harvest, winter and summer, for YOUR eternal purpose. I thank You, my Father, for in Your wisdom You established a principal that never changes. I stand in awe of each season, in its own individual beauty and glory, and the bounty that it brings. And I am humbled, forever grateful, for the covenant that I have with YOU, the “Adon Kol-ha’arets”, the Master of ALL the Earth, the covenant that tells us: “as long as the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” ABBA, Father, how I love You!


Gen 1:14; Ps 74:17; Mal 3:6; Josh 3:11; Ps 97:5




What Crowed? Rooster or Man?

A common problem that exists in our English Bibles is mistranslation of the original text. Sometimes this seems to be the direct result of translators who were attempting to remove all hint of ‘Jewishness’ from the New Covenant (Testament) in order to support their particular theology. At other times, it appears to be caused by ignorance of the Hebrew idioms or expressions. A classic example of the latter can be found in the story concerning Peter's denial of Y’shua on the night of the Covenant Meal (Last Supper):

“And the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren’. But he said to Him, ‘Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death’. Then He said, ‘I tell you, Peter, the rooster ('cock' in KJV) will not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me’”. (Luke 22:31-34)

Later that night, the Temple Guards arrested Y’shua and took Him to the house of the High Priest. There, Simon Peter was allowed admission to the courtyard in view of where they were questioning Y’shua:
“And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, ‘This man was also with Him’. But he denied Him, saying, ‘Woman, I do not know Him’. And after a little while another saw him and said, ‘You also are of them’. But Peter said, ‘Man, I am not!’ Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed saying, ‘Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean’. But Peter said, ‘Man, I do not know what you are saying!’ And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster (cock) crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, ‘Before the rooster (cock) crows, you will deny Me three times. Then Peter went out and wept bitterly”. (Luke 22:56-62).

This is one of the more famous stories in the Gospel accounts -- repeated in both Matthew and Mark as well. However, there is one problem with the translation: chickens were not allowed in Jerusalem during Temple times. The reason for this prohibition was because chickens are very dirty birds and they have the obnoxious habit of finding their way into places where they do not belong. Therefore, to assure that chickens could not gain access to the Temple and desecrate the Holy Place or, worse yet, the Holy of Holies, the Priests simply forbade everyone in Jerusalem from having chickens.

So, what about this famous passage of Scripture? It clearly says in the New King James Version, just quoted, that a ‘rooster’ crowed and it was heard in the courtyard of the palace of the High Priest.

The proper translation is really quite evident when the practices of that time are understood. The ‘rooster’ or ‘cock’ that Peter and Y’shua heard was not a bird at all, but a man. That man was a priest at the Temple. He was the one who had the responsibility of unlocking the Temple doors each and every morning before dawn. Every night this priest would lock the doors to the Temple and place the key in an opening in the floor of one of the Temple side rooms. Then he would place a flat stone over the opening and place his sleeping mat over the stone. He would literally sleep over the key to the Temple. In the morning this priest would arise at first light and retrieve the key. He would then proceed to unlock the doors to the Temple and cry out three statements in a loud voice: "All the cohanim (priests) prepare to sacrifice”. "All the Leviim (Levites) to their stations”. "All the Israelites come to worship”. Then he would repeat these statements two more times.

The priest in question was known as the Temple Crier, and he was called ‘alektor’ in Greek, which can either be a ‘cock’ or ‘man’ (cock is Gever in Hebrew). ‘Alektor’ here was incorrectly assumed to be the ‘cock’ or ‘rooster’ instead of the Priestly Temple Crier. It was his obligation to rouse all the Priests, Levites, and worshippers and call them to begin their preparations for the morning sacrifice service. In the stillness of the early morning, sound carries well and since the palace of the High Priest was within a very short walk from the Temple, it was the Temple Crier's cry that was heard in the courtyard where Y’shua was being questioned and not the cock/rooster. Josephus the historian (pg 187), the historian, and many others, confirms this by stating that no chickens were allowed inside Jerusalem’s walls at all as they flew into and defiled the Temple (see references further below).

While this example does not change the meaning of the event (that Peter would deny Y’shua despite his bravado earlier in the evening), it does serve to illustrate how English reading Bible students as well as other languages have been shortchanged in their understanding of some of the events as they actually took place. Also, by knowing the true facts about the Gever, one's attention becomes focused on the fact that Y’shua, the Son of God, was being questioned while standing within earshot of His Father’s House (the Temple).
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
on the topic “JEWISH ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES” by Manfred Gerstenfeld states under the heading “Jewish Environmental History” confirms the issue of “no chickens in Jerusalem:: “Jewish law continued to develop in the Mishna and Talmud, and later in the responsa literature. It is known that stricter environmental laws were applied in Jerusalem than elsewhere in the Land of Israel. For example, the Talmud prohibits erecting a dung-heap, building a kiln, or raising chickens in the Holy City. It was equally forbidden to leave a corpse in Jerusalem overnight.” Gerstenfield quoted from “Talmud - Bavli Bava Kama 82b”.

The Jewish Encyclopedia
under the heading “ANTIOCHUS III. THE GREAT” confirms this: “The Mishnah, B. Ḳ. vii. 7 (see also Ab. R. N., ed. Schechter, xxxv. 106), forbade the maintenance of poultry and sheep in the city; and probably Josephus' decree may be connected with this prohibition, which was considered an ancient ordinance.”

The Schechter Institutes
confirms also what has been said: “I) Law and Customs Attributed to Second-Temple Jerusalem: This category consists of at least fifty laws and customs. We shall only mention them briefly since they have already been listed and investigated by quite a few scholars.2 About twenty of these laws are contained in a list which has come down to us in four different versions.3 The most well-known version ( Bava Kamma 82b) reads as follows: ‘Ten things were said about Jerusalem: That a house sold there can be redeemed even though it's a walled city (see Lev. 25:29-30); that it does not bring a heifer whose neck is broken (see Deut. 21:1-9); that it can never become a condemned city (see Deut. 13:13-18); that its houses cannot be defiled through leprosy (see Lev. 14:33-53); that neither beams nor balconies are allowed to project; that no dunghills are made there; that no kilns are made there; that neither gardens nor orchards are cultivated there, except for the rose gardens which existed from the days of the former prophets; that no chickens may be raised there; and that no dead person may be kept there overnight.
This information was taken from Hebrew Roots Teaching Institute (HRTI)



FEBRUARY 3, 2016


"And it is YHWH who is going before you, He Himself is with you. He does not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear nor be discouraged."
Deuteronomy 31:8~The Scriptures

We cannot know what the future holds for us. But as believers we do know who will be there with us when our future does unfold.

Do not be worried about what you do not know. Instead, prepare yourself for any possible event that may come your way. The only way you can enter the unknown future is with hope and trust and a positive living faith in the Almighty Living Elohim (God).

You can face anything the future holds without any fear, when Messiah lives in your heart and in your thoughts.. You will have the calm assurance that you will not be confronted by any situation that you and the living Messiah will not be able to overcome together.
Father, I delight in knowing that You hold my life in Your hands. It is you I trust with my life. It is such a comfort for me to know You are always there whenever and wherever I need you. I am forever grateful for this. Amein.








The story of Messiah's birth as reflected in Luke2:7; 11-12, holds deeper meaning than most of us realize. We are all familiar with these verses from Luke... “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”  “For is born to you this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”  In some newer versions swaddling clothes are referred to as just cloth.

I started to think about why would a baby wrapped in a certain type of cloth be a ‘sign’ to the shepherds that this was the Christ-child? The manger was not mentioned first but the swaddling clothes were. What is it about these swaddling clothes that would be a sign? Hmmm, this set me to pondering and researching.

The term ‘swaddling clothes’ is still used today by nurses who wrap the baby after birth. However, that term is a 2000 year  misnomer. The origin of the term comes as a result of the harsh countryside in the Middle East.  People often traveled for days or months back then to reach their destinations. It was not uncommon for sickness or an accident to happen resulting in a death during their journey.

Middle Eastern culture developed a way to deal with in-journey deaths. Each person traveling would take a long, thin, gauze like cloth and wrap it around their waist many times. This would be one of the bottom layers of clothing. This cloth world be reserved for death. If someone died during the journey, their family or friends would remove the swaddling cloth and wrap them from head to toe so they could be buried and the journey could be completed.

When Y’shua was born, He was wrapped in Joseph’s swaddling cloth...a death cloth. The sign for the shepherds wasn’t that they would find a baby wrapped in a blanket in a manger. The sign was that they would find a baby prepared for death...hence the swaddling clothes. Y’shua came to earth to die for our sins. That was His purpose. This was even evident from the instance of his birth.

One of the gifts of the Magi, was myrrh, which was a spice used for death and burial. It was basically a deodorant for the dead body to keep it from smelling so bad. Of course we know that the Magi did not come upon the scene until Y’shua was a toddler most likely just under two years of age. They did not come to the place where He was born but the house of Joseph and Mary.

I find it most interesting that the baby Y’shua was wrapped in the death clothes of a man named Joseph, and thirty-three years later He was buried in the tomb of another man named Joseph! More pondering on my part and for another teaching.

When Y’shua was born, there was no room in the Inn. Mary and Joseph used a nearby stable for Y'shua’s birth. Where they stayed for His birth is debated, but we will go with this version for now. With no other cloth to use, Y'shua was wrapped in Joseph’s swaddling clothes...the cloth normally used for a person’s death. Some symbolism!

Most of us know that December 25th is not the actual birth date of Y’shua. We know that most likely he was born in late September or early October around or during the Feast of Tabernacles. But I digress...that is also a teaching for another time. The point is, whenever we remember and celebrate His birth, that even in birth, He was preparing for death. This was His ultimate reason for coming to earth  to save us from our sins so we can be reconciled back to the Father.

The King of Kings and Lord of Lords came into this world born of a virgin, laid in a lowly manger and was wrapped with burial clothes. He was born to die...to die for the sins of all mankind.




Postscript: The stable was most likely a cave where they kept cattle.  The manger was a trough where the cattle were fed. It was definitely  not made of wood as we see it portrayed today. I have been to Israel and have seen a real manger. It was on the ground and made of stone with several inches of a raised lip effect around it to keep the food from spilling out. This is where our Lord was laid when He was born. He was Royalty, a King, but it did not appear to be so. Things are not always as they appear are they?


Verses to Meditate Upon

Matthew 1 & 2

Luke1 & 2

John 1:1-31


From the Heart of the Father


My Precious Children,

As you reflect back on the birth of My Son and all that His birth encompasses for you, remember it was planned this way from before the foundations of the earth were laid. This way was the ONLY way that you would be able to be reconciled back to Me. I value and long for relationship with My children. Don’t get so caught up in the earthly things during this time  that you forget the real reason that you celebrate!

I love you more than you can or will every realize while you are on the earth. My Son’s life, death, and resurrection should give you a small clue of this love... if you really stop to think about it!



A Thankful Heart

The Scriptures tell us that we are to ‘joyously' (emphasis added) give thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light’ (Colossians 1:11-12).  When was the last time you joyously gave thanks to God?

We get so excited over a ball game, or some other sporting event or over a television program or book, yet how often do we remain silent over the many blessings the Father sends our way?   Sometimes we misplace our priorities don’t we? When we recognize this has happened, repent, ask forgiveness and  then pull your priorities back into alignment with God’s Word! If you are His child then you should make thanksgiving a daily part of your life!

It doesn’t take much time to joyously thank Him! For example, if you have just had a close call in traffic, you can right then say something like, “Father, I thank you for protecting me from being hit by that car!” I’m sure you would be joyous about that! Get the idea? You don’t have to store up your thanksgivings for a later time! Do it as it happens! Simple enough?

God has chosen to display grace to us. He sent His Son to die as a substitutionary sacrifice--Y'shua took upon Himself the penalty that we owed for our sin. He gave us a purpose for living and delivered us from ruined, meaningless lives. And He offered us hope, not only for our earthly lives, but also for eternity. Doesn't He deserve our thanks--every day?

We should live in gratitude for God's precious blessings. We should also thank Him for more than just His material provisions.  After all, the Lord didn't place us on earth simply to accumulate possessions and wealth. He provided us with the gift of life so we could glorify Him and reflect Y'shua HaMachiach. (Jesus the Messiah) to the world.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in all things, which includes difficult times as well as happier circumstances. Of course, thanking God for something painful may seem illogical--but it is not. There are a number of reasons why, no matter what we are going through, it truly is “good to give thanks to the Lord” (Psalm 92:1).

The first reason is found in Psalm 107:1, which tells us to “give thanks to the Lord, for He is good (emphasis added) Even though life may be difficult, our hope and joy remain because we serve the eternal, omniscient, omnipotent God of love.

Second, our gratitude magnifies God . He is glorified when we acknowledge His goodness and thank Him for His continual blessings. God is so pleased when, even in difficult times, we willingly and obediently thank Him. 

Third, thankfulness reinforces our faith. When we remember how God has met our needs, protected us, and answered cries for help, our trust in Him is reinforced.

Recalling His faithfulness in the past prepares us to face the future. In addition, our spirit rejoices when we dwell on who the Lord is, what He has done for us, and what He will continue to do for us in the future.

How easy it is to be grateful when we receive something we have desired for a long time. But God wants us to express thanksgiving in everything. Meditate on His goodness, faithfulness, sovereignty, and sure promises--and offer Him your thanks.

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable . . . is right, whatever is pure . . . lovely . . . of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things" (Phil. 4:8). Remember, Paul was writing to people in the ancient Roman world. It was full of evil, full of injustice...just as our world is today; but God called  His people back then...as He is today... to a higher realm, where we dwell on the things that are above.

A thankful spirit keeps us going when otherwise we would collapse. It makes us alert to the awareness of God’s nearness. It matters not what trial we are in, God is there with us. A thankful spirit acknowledges Him, identifying His blessings and appropriates His gifts; gratitude escorts us into the presence of God.

Won’t you take some extra time this Thanksgiving season to express your appreciation and gratitude to the Father for His many blessings? This an opportune time to meditate on all of the blessings He has bestowed upon you and your family. Most of all, praise Him for the gift of His Son, and let others know why you're so grateful.

Have a  thankful heart that sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, and struggles as refining tools. I pray for each of you to possess the abundant life that Y'shua came to give us.

Beloved,  may you have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

 Verses to Meditate Upon

Psalms 95:2 ~ Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Psalms 100:4 ~ Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

1 Chronicles 16:8 ~ Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name ; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

 Philippians 4:6 ~ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

A Word From His Heart to Yours

My Precious Ones,

It is My delight to bless you as you are my children. Doesn’t every father delight in this? My delight in you  washes over Me when you are obedient and give back to Me your praises and thanksgiving. Your praises and thanksgiving shut down the attacks of the enemy. Remember this! Praise to Me is warfare against the enemy of your soul.

So enter into My gates with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise on your lips that comes from a grateful heart. Delight yourselves in all My ways and hold My ordinances close to your heart.

Psalms 149:4; Psalms 35:9; Psalms 111:2; Psalms 112:1;

Romans 7:22;  Hebrews 13:15; Philippians 4:6; Luke 1:6



Letters From His Word
Inspirational Devotionals and Writings ...

Note: Letters From His Word Inspirational Devotionals and Writings are written by Merete Marx. I wish to personally thank Merete for giving me permission to share her writings here. At the end of the article you will see how to locate her website on the Internet as well as on  FaceBook.

Messiah Yeshua is not only coming back for a ‘bride’ without spot or blemish, He is also coming back for a bride that is mature AND ready.  Yeshua is NOT an advocate of child-brides.  He has no wish to wed Himself to immature, self-centered and selfish people, who have no thought for HIS desires, and only concern themselves with their own wants and lusts.  Brothers and sisters, it is past the point in time to first, realize to WHOM we belong, then second, to WHOM we are betrothed, and then finally, begin to act like it.


“SO CLEAN HOUSE! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, DRINK DEEP of God’s pure kindness. THEN you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.” (1Peter 2:1-2 MB, emphasis mine)


“… let US, too, PUT ASIDE every impediment — that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement — and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us ...” (Hebrews 12:1 CJB, emphasis mine)


“So then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION with fear and trembling …” (Philippians 2:12 HRB, emphasis mine)


According to these three verses, it is OUR responsibility to remove, to cast away, ANYTHING in our lives that would hinder us from coming into the maturity that our Master desires for us to walk in.  And this is our challenge for today.  Since He has given us every key to victory, what IS holding us back?


“Therefore, just as you received the Messiah Yeshua as Lord, KEEP living your life UNITED WITH HIM. Remain deeply rooted IN HIM; continue being built up IN HIM and confirmed in your trust, the way you were taught, so that you overflow in thanksgiving.”  (Colossians 2:6-7 CJB, emphasis mine)


Most Holy Father, we come to You, and lay at Your feet all of our excuses, all of our selfish desires and ambitions, and submit to the washing of the water of the Word.  Cleanse us, YAH; we yield to Your will in our lives, that the image of Your Son, Messiah Yeshua, would be perfected in our lives.  We must decrease, we know this, that YOU, and only YOU, may increase.  Help us, Adonai, to become that bride that You desire to spend eternity with.  In the Name that is above every Name we pray, in the Name of Yeshua of Nazareth, Amein and Amein.



©2015 Merete Marx

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 05:32 AM PDT





You Need Spiritual Discernment !
October 2015


As believers, we are called by YHWH (God) to have spiritual discernment. Just what do I mean when I say spiritual discernment? It is calling on Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) to lead or give direction on a matter. It is how the Spirit shows us what YHWH wants His people to do and be. It is the ability to make  decisions  that are godly as well as right evaluations according to the standards YHWH has set forth in the truth of His Holy Scriptures. .  (John 16: 12-15)

There is much deception going on today in all areas of our lives that we need to be able to determine what is really truth!

You may be saying to yourself, “How am I able to see and understand as YHWH wants me to?” You absolutely can! But it doesn’t just happen. It takes spending time in His word and in His presence listening. He reveals who He is and how He thinks in His word! Get to know it. In the days to come, your very lives may very well  depend on it.

Discernment is the most critical in recognizing when YHWH is speaking to you. We hear a myriad of voices in any given day— from co-workers, neighbors, the media, and some from within ourselves (memories, emotions, or desires). But the most important voice is that of Y'shua through the Ruach.

Do you know the sound of Ruach's voice?  The Scriptures tell us it is still and small (1 Kings 19:12). Few of us ever get quiet enough to hear Him. Y'shua also said that He is our Shepherd, and as His sheep, we will know His voice (John 10:4).

You must always remember that Ruach will never speak something to you that goes against His Word. No matter who the person may be or how godly or wise they may seem. If that person says something that is contrary to what the Bible says, they are speaking totally out of their own opinion, not out of the wisdom of God. To determine if it truly is Ruach speaking to you, check the what they said against Scripture—and not just against one isolated verse that may seem to verify or confirm what you want the message to be. You need to weigh the message you are receiving against the whole of YHWH's truth.

It is not what we think we perceive, or what others tell us is the truth that really matters, but what YHWH says is the accurate perception and reality of truth in any situation or teaching.

Spiritual discernment is something we should desire and seek. It does not instantly and automatically flood the inner being the moment we receive Y'shua (Jesus) as our Savior. Ruach HaKodesh  (Holy Spirit) fills us with His presence, and He guides us into all truth, but the ability to discern comes with the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:2)  We should make the psalmist’s prayer our own: “Teach me good judgment and knowledge”. (Psalm 119:66)

Throughout our lives, we must rely upon the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) to be the source of truth in us. It is He who determines our spiritual gifts, instructs us in the Word of God, empowers and strengthens us, and is our Helper in all situations. He reveals what Y'shua (Jesus) would do and say in any given situation, enabling us to know the truth in all circumstances. (John 14:16)

Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will instruct us in all situations during our lifetime. However, we must continue to ask for guidance and study His word as we will never fully grasp everything there is to know. As more and more of God’s truths are planted into the framework of your mind, the more clearly you will be able to see and hear the meaning behind what someone is teaching, preaching or saying. With discernment it will become obvious.

His gift of discernment is available to every believer. But because it is a divine gift, we must enthusiastically receive it by faith. We must believe that when we ask God to show us what is counterfeit and what is real, He will reveal exactly what we need to know so we will be able to make wise godly choices.

The truth of  YHWH is like a very bright light. Ask Him to shine His truth on any circumstance, doctrine, idea or teaching that seems questionable to you.

Now I ask you all to call on this discernment as to whether or not as believers, we should be allowing our impressionable children to be ‘celebrating” Halloween. By celebrating, I am speaking of the activity of ‘trick or treat’ or participating in anything glorifying this ungodly holiday including church celebrations of any kind. Having your children dress up as biblical characters or calling it a Harvest Festival does not change the fact that it is still a Halloween party! Just ask the children...they will tell you they went to a Halloween party at the church!

Say what you will, but Halloween has nothing to do with Y'shua (Jesus). Is this pagan holiday and all of its ramifications what we want to instill in our innocent children? But you say, “I don’t want to deny my child fun and besides all the other children are participating. I don’t want them to feel different.” Are we supposed to be of this world or are we supposed to be different than those of this world? Aren’t we to teach our children the ways of Yahweh (God)? And frankly, I am appalled at adults, who call themselves Christians, and also participate in this ungodly holiday by going to Hunted Houses and the like. God forbid! Oh, that's right He already has in Jeremiah 10:2, and He has not changed His mind either.

If you are offended with this writing about Halloween, then don’t you think this should tell you something?

Perhaps it’s time to do your due diligence and research this pagan holiday. Go to your Christian bookstore and see what they have on it. It might surprise you! It’s time to use your God given discernment about this and protect your children and yourselves.

My final question to you about Halloween... “If Y'shua (Jesus) were walking the earth today, would He be participating in this ungodly pagan day? I don't just think not! I know not!

What has light to do with darkness ?  (2Cor. 6:14)


We inform, you choose.


From His heart to yours


My Precious Ones,

It is My Will for you to be filled with My Discernment. To do this you must ask and then spend time getting to know Me. This  should be one of the highest priorities in your life. My Word is filled with My Views and Mandates on matters. If you love Me then My views and Mandates should also be your Views and Mandates. Throughout my Word I speak My Truth to you. Please grasp it! Know it! Hide it in your heart! 

Many of you have only head knowledge of Me. This knowledge  must move from head knowledge to heart knowledge. This is done by spending time with Me! You get to know someone by spending time with them not just reading about them. I long for your fellowship! I miss it when you do not seek Me out and spend time with Me. 

My answers for you are in My Word. The Truth is there! Meditate on it! Seek your answers there in My Presence.

Philippians 1:9; Matthew 6:10;  John 4:23;  2 Peter 1:2-5


Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: False Teachers

from His Heart Ministries International

September 2015

We first published this article September of 2008. With the rise of false teachers today, it is just as relevant and perhaps even more so, than when it was first published.

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  (Matthew 7:15)

New Testament writers warned about false teachings that sounded good but defied truth (2 Tim. 4:3; 1 John 4:1). Believers today must still heed these warnings! Ungodly leaders subtly twist truth with such conviction that unprepared Believers as well as  leadership can be deceived by their lies . That's why the Bible instructs us to evaluate the message of whoever desires to lead us.   (Matt. 7:20)

Some things will not be easily discerned. In some cases you will have to wait for the appearance of fruit (Matthew 7:17). As you wait for the fruit to appear, remember that the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) doesn’t produce unstable, bizarre or flaky people. They will be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. They will be full of love, power and a sound mind . (2 Timothy 1:7)

Beware unholy mixtures. Don’t knowingly sit in meetings with those teachers, preachers, musicians or singers that are not moral. You will find that some of those that preach or teach error are very talented but talent does not usher in the presence of Ruach (Holy Spirit). Talent is seen in skillful performances and is useful for entertaining. However, entertainment, will not change hearts. New Testament teachers, preachers, musicians, and singers are called to turn hearts to Y'shua Messiah, not to entertain the Believers and put on a show for them. If you had no knowledge before hand and find yourself in such a situation get up and quietly leave!  I have had to do this a number of times.

A false teacher wants to create uncertainty in their listeners. In order to gain followers, they must persuade their audiences that they possess knowledge those in the audience lack. The people who accept this misleading information as absolute truth will usually return to the false teacher for more. Having followers strokes the ego of the false teacher and provides “proof” that they are right.

The false teacher is deceptive.  Matthew 7:15 describes them as a wolf in sheep's clothing. They appear to want people to know the “real” truth about God, but their interpretation of Scripture may contain outright lies or a distorted mix of fact and error. Since wise believers study God's Word, they can detect a “sheepskin” starting to slip. The wolf is further exposed by their personal life, which will not be consistent with righteousness (Matt. 7:16).  A close study of their decisions, actions, and words will reveal that they do not follow the Lord's will or biblical principles.

The false teacher's life and message are self-indulgent. Their enticing and deceptive ideas appeal to their listeners' fleshly nature. The seeking of  signs and wonders is part of this fleshly nature as well. In fact, the false teacher will often permit activities prohibited in Scripture. The Holy Spirit is a Gentleman and does not resort to violent activities. Some deceivers describe God's grace as a license to live without restraint. (Jude 4)  Paul clearly denounces this lie, teaching that believers have died to sin and shouldn't live in it. (Rom. 6:2)

It is more difficult for those who have a sound doctrine and decrement to be led astray. That's why it is so important for our faith to rest on biblical truth! Defeating false teachers takes more than just “ Pastor says . . .”  Go home and check out the accuracy of what your Pastor is saying.  If you see a difference in what the Pastor said and what Scripture says then make an appointment to discuss it with the Pastor.

When confronted, we must be prepared to defend our faith with Scripture we have studied for ourselves. By regularly reading, praying and applying God's Word, we will be better prepared when confronted with untruth. We need to speak this truth, in love, to those that are being deceived! It is up to them if they receive this truth or not. Recently, I tried to lovingly caution someone about a meeting they were going to attend. Their response was anger...anger that I would even think anything would be wrong or out of order in the meetings. It is our responsibility to say what the Holy Spirit is prompting us to say. However, we are not responsible for the reaction of the person to whom the caution or warning is given. That is between them and God. We only answer for what we do or say and the other person must answer for what they do with the information given them. It is important for us  to pray for the ‘eyes of their understanding’ be opened. (Ephesians. 1:18) 

When we have a sound Biblical  base it protects us from misleading messages and arms us to defend the faith. Do not be caught unprepared or allow yourself to be deceived. If you haven't already started, begin to study the Bible today. Should you need help, ask your pastor or a Godly mentor for guidance.

The body of Yahshua is expected to use Scripture as the standard against which to measure a believer’s or leader's lifestyle and words. When we seek divine truth, we are given the discernment to know the difference between a holy message and lifestyle  from an unholy and misleading one. Beloved we must protect ourselves and warn others against the ‘wolves in sheep's clothing’


Scriptures to Ponder

Look up and study the Scripture verses within the text of the message as well as the ones below.

Acts 20:29 ~ I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock


Matthew 10:16 ~ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves ; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.


Tim 4:3 ~ For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.


1 Timothy 4:4 ~ They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

1 John 4:1 ~ Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.


A Word From His Heart to Yours


Precious Ones,

There are ravenous wolves out there that seek to devour you. Be ever mindful and vigilant of this. Guard yourselves with the Word so that you will not be swept away with every wind of doctrine that presents its self. The only safety you have is under the shadow of My wings. I will give you discernment if you seek it. You have only to ask. Then study My Word to show yourselves approved so you will be well prepared to defend the Gospel of your Lord and Savior, Y'shua the Messiah.

These are perilous times in which you live. There are oppressors of the believers now just as there were when My Son walked the earth. Use wisdom that is of Me not of man. Be obedient to what I am leading you to do though it may appear that you should do the opposite. My ways are mysterious to you. Remember...I know of things you do not! The righteous conclusion of the matter depends on your obedience to My Word. You are My Son’s inheritance and He is yours.

Matthew 10:16; Ephesians 4:14; Psalms 36:7; Proverbs 2:3


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As we transition from 2014 into 2015 (Gregorian Calendar), please give consideration to the information in the article below.

Scriptures to Meditate Upon

 Making Righteous Choices
in 2015 by Embracing His Wisdom
from His Heart Ministries International

There are a plethora of books, DVD’s, and seminars available today with the ubiquitous belief that people can avoid bad choices. Companies require their employees to attend seminars to teach them how to become people of integrity; singles attend seminars to teach them how to choose the right mates. There is a seminar or conference out there to teach you whatever you want to know! But is this always biblical? Read on!

This assumes that people are good but need a bit of help to make good choices. When we take a look at scripture it makes no such assumptions! God’s Word is much more objective and quite a bit less flattering to us. The truth of the matter is that most people make bad decisions because they reject true wisdom, which comes from God (Ps. 111:10; Eccl. 2:26; James. 1:5).

This problem, unfortunately, can plague believers and unbelievers alike. It certainly plagued Jehoshaphat, who was one of Judah’s godly kings. He ruled for 25 years, from 873 to 848 B.C. Though Jehoshaphat loved the Lord, he failed to lean on godly wisdom and consequently made some dreadful decisions that cost him and his kingdom much!

Despite his zeal for the Lord and trying to get the people to worship Him as well, Jehoshaphat foolishly tried to travel two roads at the same time. He loved the Lord but on the other hand he formed a bond with ungodly Israel by forging a military alliance with Ahab, one of the northern kingdom’s most wicked kings. He allowed his son, Jehoram, to marry Ahab’s daughter, Athaliah. This marriage was supposed to promote peace and cooperation between the northern and southern kingdoms, but it only resulted in degrading the southern kingdom of Judah.

It seems Jehoshaphat wanted a back-up plan in case the Lord failed him. Hmmm, sound familiar to any of you my dear readers? I’ve been there, done that and don’t want to do it again! It never works! Jehoshaphat should have known better than to partner with unbelievers! Many believers do the same thing. He also made the colossal mistake of relying on the world’s wisdom instead of the wisdom of God! Again many believers make exactly the same mistake with disastrous consequences just as with Jehoshaphat!

God sent a prophet to Jehoshaphat to chastise him : “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you”. (1 Kings 19:2) God will provide His wisdom when we ask for it (Jas. 1:5) but he will not force us to accept it!

What wisdom has He given you  that you do not want to accept? What excuses have you given not to heed His wisdom for you? Perhaps you may want to reconsider and do things His Way! What do you have to lose? Has your way been working? No? Then maybe, just maybe, His Way will! After all Jehoshaphat’s problems were caused because of the ungodly alliances he made, but he still did not get it! (2 Chr. 20:37) My question to you is  “Do you get it?”

When unbelievers refuse God’s wisdom, we justify it by saying since they don’t know the God, what can we expect? But when believers reject God’s wisdom they needlessly play the part of the fool and most often end up in horrible circumstances!

Jehoshaphat’s ungodly choices brought great trouble to Judah. His son, King Jehoram, was an evil king who ruled like his father-in-law, Ahab. Why? Because he had Ahab’s daughter as a wife (2 Chr. 21:6) and she influenced him against God!  As believers,  we can see how important all of our choices are to our lives, our families and our success! Sin never exists in a vacuum. It affects all those around us...family, friends, co-workers and sometimes even those whom we don’t know.

Where does true wisdom come from? Only from God! Jehoshaphat’s life should be a warning to all who love the God. Do what is right with a loyal heart, and always heed His Word “because the foolishness of God is wiser than  men” (1 Cor. 1:25).  “ How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver” (Prov. 16:16). Unbelievers will not understand these statements because they do not know the God of all creation  and His wisdom! But as believers we do know Him and should understand. If you are having trouble, then ask for and pursue understanding and He will surly give it to you! (James 1:5)

“Choose you this day whom will you serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).


Verses to Meditate Upon

2 Chronicles 17-20 ~ chronicles Jehoshaphat’s reign and his decisions.

2 Chronicles 21~ chronicles Jehoshaphat’s son, Jehoram’s reign and painful end.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ~ Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Psalm 111:10 ~The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.

Ephesians 5:8 ~for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.

James 1:5 ~If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 ~ for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 


 A Word From His Heart to Yours


My Precious Ones,

Take heed to My words. Look to Me for your wisdom. The world has none. All you have to do is look at the mess it is in now. If your leaders would only ask of Me I would give them the wisdom they seek. It would be a true wisdom not a false one. Every time a decision is made that does not come from Me  there are disastrous consequences to pay. Look around you for confirmation. Look in My Word for confirmation. Do not be blind and deaf to what is happening! Seek Me while I can still be found! For there will come a day that it will be too late. Don’t let that happen to you! Seek me now and My wisdom! Disassociate yourselves from close friendships with those who do not follow Me. They will lead you down the wrong path as Athaliah did Jehoram.  Read My Word. It’s all there for all those who want to see. Seek first My kingdom and My righteousness and all things you need will be added to you.

Psalms 37:30; Proverbs 2:7; Proverbs 1:15; Proverbs 1:24-33; 1 Chronicles 3:19; Proverbs 1:10; Matthew 6:33  



Chanukah for 2014, begins on December 17 at sundown through December 24th at sundown! I am posting an article I came across about Chanukah, I liked very much. I hope you do as well.

by Annie Doll

If you are among those who celebrate Chanukah, then you have experienced questions from friends and loved ones, asking you for an explanation of why you celebrate it. Perhaps you have heard others say, “Chanukah is just a Jewish Christmas, what’s the difference?", or "Chanukah is not one of God's commanded festivals, so we have no need for it."

Chanukah is not simply a time for gift-giving and candle-lighting! The history behind Chanukah, has a great deal of significance to each of our individual lives!

As we light the Chanukah candles each night, we remember the brave Maccabees, and Antiochus. We connect with the miracle of God's people defeating oppressive rule, and of removing the profanity that had defiled God’s house. We think about the cleansing of the altar, and we talk about the chance of 1 day of oil lasting 8 days, and whether this really happened, or whether it's just an illustrative story. The history and stories are a large part of Chanukah, however, is this really the part that will strike a personal interest in the hearts of your friends and loved ones if they don’t relate yet to this history? Not likely!

Well then, perhaps they will be interested to learn that Chanukah is mentioned in the Bible over a dozen times! Well hey, that’s a dozen times more than the word Christmas is mentioned. I’ll bet they did not know that!

A little study of the word Chanukah in the Bible reveals something of great importance for each of us individually, as well as for God’s people collectively.

The word Chanukah means DEDICATION or CONSECRATION. To be ‘consecrated’ means to be ‘set apart’.
Chanukah was the time and event when things were dedicated, consecrated, and set apart.
In scripture, Chanukah is mentioned a number of times, usually referring to the dedication of something specific such as the temple, or the altar, but also the wall of Jerusalem, and even an image to Nebuchadnezzar!

We can see that Chanukah was an established observance, for we read in John 10:22 "it was at Jerusalem the feast of CHANUKAH, and it was winter, And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch." Jesus/Yeshua observed Chanukah and it was no mere coincidence that he went to the temple at this time. He knew that this was an event for dedicating things...for setting things apart for a higher purpose, as a simple investigation of the word Chanukah and Chanak will prove.

Here are the scriptures that the actual word CHANUKAH and CHANAK are used:
(Strong's H2596, H2597 H2598).

Numbers 7: 10, 11, 84-88
And the princes offered for dedicating (CHANUKAH) of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the altar. And the LORD said unto Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating (CHANUKAH) of the altar....
This was the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: (it then lists the large amounts of silver and gold that were involved)… This was the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the altar, after that it was anointed.

Deut 20:5
And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated (CHANAK) it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate (CHANAK) it.

2 Chronicles 7: 5, 9
And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated (CHANAK) the house of God. And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

1 Kings 8:63
And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated (CHANAK) the house of the LORD.

Ezra 6:16, 17
And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication (CHANUKAH) of this house of God with joy, And offered at the dedication (CHANUKAH) of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.

Daniel 3:2
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

One scripture where CHANAK is mentioned tells us to dedicate our children to God’s ways!

Prov 22:6
Train (CHANAK) up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Neh 12:27
And at the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication (CHANUKAH) with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

Well, so far in these scriptures we can see that Chanukah was a time for many sacrifices, which meant there was much food and feasting, and we see also that there was music, singing, and gladness as the dedications took place. We clearly see that Chanukah is for setting something apart, and see that often this was to dedicate the temple or altar of God. More than likely, your friends and loved ones are familiar with the scriptures that say God’s people are considered the temple of God? Let’s just read a few:

1 Cor 3: 16, 17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Cor 6:19, 20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

2 Cor 6:16-18 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Did you know that there is even a song for Chanukah in the Bible? It is Psalms 30. As we read it, you’ll see that it is not difficult for each of us individually to relate David’s words to our own personal lives.

Psalms 30
A Psalm and Song at the dedication (CHANUKAH) of the house of David.
I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.

These are just the Biblical occurrences of the word Chanukah, but there are even more mentions in valuable, historical writings outside of the Bible itself.

We all like to be armed with a good answer when our friends and loved ones have questions about our religious practices.
Perhaps now, the next time you are asked about Chanukah, you will be able to teach them the following:
* Chanukah is in the Bible over a dozen times.
* The dedication - chanuk- of the temple and altar is really about the dedication of us, dedicating our lives to His purposes only.
* Chanukah is about keeping ourselves pure, and not profaning our temple with unclean things.
* Chanukah reminds us to resist the influences & attacks of this world.
* Lighting candles each night is a visual aid, seeing light of the candle replacing the darkness in the room. We are reminded that God’s light, shining through us, will push out the darkness in this world.

Perhaps these answers, and perhaps by them seeing God’s light shine through you, will ignite a spark in the heart of the next person who asks you about Chanukah, and they will be inspired to read "the rest of the story" themselves!

Did you know that Y'shua was conceived on Chanukah?

Chag Chanukah Sameach!
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Luke 4:18 NKJ
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