Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
(John 4:14)

ISSUE: #176


(Messianic Email Message)
Psalms 119:97 - 104
Seeking The Truth
MEM Index
Article Index

And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
(Rev 22:1)

For His Glory!


The Prophet
The Helper

In the last MEM we looked at the Prophet that was to be like Moses…

Listen to ‘This Prophet’ to come…

Deut 18:15 "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

The Israelites did not want to hear from YHVH (the LORD) for fear of dying…

Deut 18:16 This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, lest I die.' 17 And the LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well. 18 I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you [Moses], and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

We see that Yeshua (Jesus) is that Prophet…

Acts 3:20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. 22 "Moses said, 'The Lord God shall raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed in everything He says to you.

But our tendency is not to listen

Jeremiah 29:19 because they have not listened to My words,' declares the LORD, 'which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen,' declares the LORD.

Seven times we are admonished in Revelation 2 and 3…

Rev 2:7 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches…' (2:11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22)

How can we know? How can we hear?

Read all Yeshua (Jesus) said about the Helper, The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth

John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. (we need to read to know what He said)

John 15:26 "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me,

John 16:7 "But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, [mark]He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. [/mark] 14 He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. 15 "All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you.

Pretty impressive

If we have the Spirit of truth, we have been forgiven and set free by His grace ...

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" 38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 [mark]For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself." [/mark]

Listen to The Prophet

Rev 2:7 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches…'

You can make a difference - Amen


Proverbs on Hearing and Listening

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning…

Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Proverbs 22:17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 19:27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

Be a Delight - Listen to YHVH


"If God be our guide He will be our guard."
M Henry

Luke 1:78 Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high shall visit us, 79 To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace."

John 17:12 "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Thy name which Thou hast given Me; and I guarded them, and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

First Appearances

Always remember those Who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,

A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and

sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in Front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and Studied the coins in it.

"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.

By now more people were waiting for a table and the Waitress was growing impatient.

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on The table and walked away.

The boy finished the ice Cream, paid the cashier and left.  

When the waitress Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the Table.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, Were two nickels and five pennies.

You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

Did you know?

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.



A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government is spending it.


While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
let's take a look at New Orleans ...
(after hurricane Katrina)

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) was asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS To rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number... What does it mean?

Well... If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans 
(every man, woman and child) You each get $516,528

Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.

Or... If you are a family of four... Your family gets $2,066,012.

Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax 
State Income Tax 
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax 
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
And Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?

(Not all items were verified)

Lighter Side

Not a good morning


Life in Messiah

Lead by the Spirit

Are you led by the Spirit? How would you know? One approach is a logical deduction from scripture. If you know you are a son of God, you can make this claim by inference. That is not the same as knowing it by first-hand experience. How do you know this as a practical matter? Do you have thoughts that come to you during the day, popping into your mind from out of the blue? All these common figures of speech suggest that not all of your thoughts originate with you. Yeshua (Jesus) can speak in limitless ways, but this is a primary one you should be attentive to. If these are good ideas and you act in response to them, you will be able to see in hindsight you are led by the Spirit. 

(Adopted from a blog post by Dale Cresap)


Who Is Listening?

Ps 34:6 This poor man cried and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.

Ps 40:1 I Waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Ps 62:11 Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

Ps 76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared, and was still,

Ps 44:1 O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us, The work that Thou didst in their days, In the days of old.

Ps 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.

Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)