Growing in Faith & Love


But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Yahweh, wilt bless the righteous; with favour will thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:11-12.

Yahshua said in John 4:32-34, …”I have meat to eat that ye know not of … My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work.”

When tempted in the wilderness by the devil to satisfy His hunger by commanding the stones be made bread, Yahshua answered, …”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Yahweh.” Matthew 4:4.

Life is more than bread! Yahweh’s Word received and obeyed, is the true nourishment of our lives. In the Beatitudes Yahshua said, Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, after doing what is right; they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6. And so He says here that, to do the will of the Father who sent Him, and to accomplish His work, is the meat that He eats, the food by which He lives. The hidden manna is Yahweh’s will. To do it is to eat and live! Let us think about what this eating teaches us.

Eating means the maintenance of life. All life must be supported by nourishment from without, if it is to survive. And food must always be favorable to the nature of life. Our physical life is fed from the life of nature. Our spiritual life can only be maintained by the eternal life of Yahweh. There is no way for our receiving that life day by day except by doing the will of Yahweh. The life of Yahweh reveals and communicates itself only in His will.

In its beginning, life is always connected with action and growth. In doing Yahweh’s will and accomplishing His work, the believer will secure daily continuance in the divine life. Eating means consuming. Our body receives the necessary elements which it needs to sustain its life from the soil of the earth. This is how Yahweh created us. The nutrients of the soil entering our bodies, become an important part of us.

Comparatively, our spiritual life is sustained by a close fellowship with our Creator. In willingness and with a humble attitude yielding ourselves to His call; presenting our longings to Him, talking to Him about our ideas, our worries, our wishes. Our lives will be fully immersed in His will, and we will find ourselves satisfied and content.

When truly and fully accepting Yahweh’s will, our minds will be in submission to Him, and the relationship with the Father and His Son, will be maintained. The life is a hidden, spiritual mystery; the will is its concrete expression, capable of being known and accepted, or rejected.

Because the will of Yahweh is the “Divine Power” in action, there is no other possible way of assimilating the divine will except by action on our part. This means by doing it. It is not the knowledge, the admiration or the approval of the will of Yahweh, but the doing of it. That alone feeds the heavenly life. It is only by doing that I really make it my own. Yes, my meat is to do His will!

Eating means the renewal and increase of strength. We do not eat just enough to maintain a bare existence. We desire a sufficient amount of food, both in quantity and quality, to give us strength and vigor for our work. Doing Yahweh’s will is the sure way to become strong and firm and faithful; by our actions in believing our Maker and Creator throughout our daily lives.

Many believers seek their strength in a religious organization. They complain of feebleness in their walk with Elohim. But Yahweh’s food for His children is and will always be, His word. Not a teaching of human ideas and understanding, but the word of Yahweh is what His disciples need! The whole power of Yahweh’s work is in His will. As we grasp and understand that will and know to do that very thing Yahweh expects us to do, its power will work in us. Doing Yahweh’s will brings heavenly strength (strength from heaven)!

Eating means satisfaction. Yahweh has created in us a sense of hunger, that impels us to seek food. It makes our partaking of it an enjoyment and gives us the feeling of satisfaction. Yes, He satisfieth the longing soul, Psalm 107:9. Feeding on the will of Yahweh gives this divine satisfaction; what most believers seek and never find. It is only when we do as the will of our heavenly Father presents to us in His Word. Not the teaching of some religious circles. The plain word of Yahweh alone is the food which we should partake of. In John 4:34, “Yahshua saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work.” Will this be our will? Will we, you and I, feed on the scriptures, the “unshakable” word of our Creator in all things?

How is it that most earthly creatures follow a teaching of man rather than the words of Yahweh? Is it a failure of clear teaching about the simplicity of Yahweh’s instruction to us? 1 John 5:2-3, “By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.” It may be you have left out the seventh day Sabbath and replaced it with another day. By doing so, you would not be honoring your Creator. Yahshua arose at the end of the Sabbath: when they came to the sepulchre, He was gone. See Matthew 16:1-6 and Luke 24:1-3.

Doing Yahweh’s will and keeping His commandments is the only ticket into His Kingdom, the only sign of the saints who belong to the household of Yahweh. Doing Yahweh’s will is the only food on which a child of His can thrive and is able to accomplish the work Yahweh has given him to do. Doing Yahweh’s will must be our daily food. Let us look over our lives and see if that has been what we are feeding on. If not, we must be willing to accept a change. Return to the simple diet which secures us a welcome in our Father’s kingdom where Yahshua is the Ruler and King! Only this change will restore us to healthy children of Yahweh and make the work of the Almighty our joy and our life.

Let us pray for a great hunger for the will of Yahweh, as naturally and continually as you pray for your daily bread. Ask Yahweh to show His will for you and ask Him to enable you to do it for Him. Are you willing to worship Yahweh on His set aside day? Read Genesis 2:1-3, regarding the seventh day. Are you willing to live by His ten commandments and uphold them? Born again, or not born again; what have you accepted? Why is mankind eager to accept all man-made arrangements? Read Yahweh’s word and find out everything He has provided for His creation. Rest periods, Feast times, every necessity is here for us, but man has rejected what was so lovingly given to us, and now we have to bear the consequences of our disobedience. Deuteronomy 28:15-48.

“For thou shall worship no other el: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous El.” Exodus 34:14. We, as His children, should approach Him (call on Him, pray to Him), by His name Yahweh. Whoever is in the right relationship with the Almighty, will address Him by His name Yahweh. We know Yahweh is a loving Father. When we read His word we feel the warmth and the love He has toward those who keep His orders (commandments). Those who obey His commandments will live! Exodus 8:1.

Even so, all mankind has fallen short in obeying Yahweh’s commandments. He did not hesitate to send Yahshua His son to suffer for us. In Him we have a friend, faithful and true. With Him in our lives, we will be able to do the heavenly Father’s will. Soon we will find His favor is upon us and our hearts long to please Yahweh today, tomorrow, always. Blessings will be bestowed upon those who heed His word. Exodus 20:11, “For in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

“Halleluyah. Blessed is the man that feareth Yahweh, that delighteth greatly in His Commandments.” Psalm 112:1.

Submitted by: Elder Otto Miesel