The Daily Post Prompt Banned
As the winter of 2013 approached Atlanta. . .
“You’re banned from shopping at CostCo,” she said.
“Hey, it’s really important to continue filling the pantry,” he said. “I’ve told you how the storms came through the mountains and for several weeks the store was out of all food. Most of us stored food. Just in case. Yet there were always some who didn’t. They learned the hard way that a full pantry is literally a life saver.”
“We aren’t in the mountains,” she said. “Nothing like that is ever going to happen here. NO MORE TRIPS TO COSTCO UNLESS I SAY SO AND YOU FOLLOW MY LIST.”
January 2014 as reported in local news:
“People left schools and businesses around the same time. This coupled with winter weather conditions caused serious traffic gridlock that worsened throughout Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday.”
• More than 2,000 cars were abandoned on Atlanta’s interstates.
• More than 1,460 crashes happened between Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening.• There were 2 fatal crashes.• There were more than 175 injuries reported.• More than 400 flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were canceled by 6 a.m. Thursday.According to the Associated Press
“Well, this is another fine mess you’ve got us in Ollie,” He could have said during snowmaggendon. But why start WWIII. It took nearly a week to clear the ice from roads north of Atlanta. And this was not the last time such a storm would come through. The next times, however, folks didn’t wait until the storm was upon them; they left work early and schools were emptied out well before trouble could occur.
So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6.
There is a need to be prepared for all circumstances. We must do in the physical realm the things we are meant to also do in the spiritual realm. We demonstrate our spiritual understanding by acting upon the Word of G-d while on Earth. When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he was specifically referring to apathy of spiritual things. He’s saying that those who know G-d through Lord Y’shuaJesus are to be mindful and alert. He contrasts the worldly ways of people who, at night, dull their senses with wine. To apply this verse to our Earthly lives, we are to be wise and aware of our ways and our environment. In a sense, it’s like fasting. The act of fasting is physical, yet it has spiritual ramifications and significance.
Being aware spiritually is also being ready for the return of the Messiah, Lord Y’shuaJesus. This is seen throughout the writings of the Apostles. Y’shuaJesus, too, spoke about being prepared to meet Him when He returns. The Lord used various parables to tell of the spiritual preparation that is needed to meet Him. In one parable, Matthew 25, the Lord said, “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
5 thoughts on ““You’re Banned. . .””
I am interested by your use of “G-d”
Can you tell me about that?
Also, your use of “Y’shuaJesus”
Thanks for stopping by, and asking.
In Jewish tradition, the Name of God is not written or spoken. Rather it is revered to in other ways. One way, in Hebrew, translates to The Name. In some Bible versions LORD (Lord with all capital letters) is used where the Name of God is used in the original Hebrew scriptures. When the word God is used for the Name of God, it is often seen as G-d, so that it is clear that the Name is not being written. To be clear, it isn’t so much the writing of the name, but the destruction of that writing that is of concern. I choose to use G-d, though it isn’t mandatory, simply because I desire to respect the Name of G-d.
I choose to use Y’shuaJesus to show the connection between the Hebrew name of our Lord and the English name for our Lord, Jesus.
Thanks for asking. I hope this explains things a little.
Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .
How do u call on the name Yahweh if u won’t or aren’t allowed to say it?
In the Psalms you may find, in English, the word LORD used rather than translate the four-letter Name of G-d. In Hebrew, often the word Adonnai is used.
There is a doctor that I was referred to for a procedure. His name is Dr. Pore. How do you pronounce his name? I called for an appointment, and when asked what doctor I was to see, I responded Dr. Pore–pronouncing it “pour” as in pour a cup of tea. She corrected me, saying Pore, rhymes with forey. If I were to see Dr. Pore, without having been instructed on the correct pronunciation, then I’d simply refer to him has Doctor. I suppose I could say, Doc, but that seems a bit casual, familiar.
But to whom shall we go to ask how to pronounce the Name of our Creator? You used the word Yahweh. I’ve seen it written as Jehovah. It’s sung that way in some praise songs. It’s termed that way in at least one “Christian” sect. Which is correct?
It really doesn’t make a difference, I suppose. When our Lord Y’shuaJesus returns, I doubt there will be an issue. I can’t imagine someone saying Jesus and hear back, “Who is that?” It’s what’s in the heart. Furthermore, when the Y’shua returns, the Holy Spirit will counsel us on protocol issues.
How do I call on the name of Yahweh? I call on His Name with fear and trembling, with reverence. . . Father works for me. Abba (Hebrew) also works for me, too. LORD works too. And this could be written as L-rd. The hyphen simply sets this pronoun apart from the generic lord more that a capital letter.
LORD Bless . . .
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Whats in a Name Wil, it’s not the letters, it’s what the Name represents, Who is God , Who is Jesus The Living Word, Who is The Holy Ghost, They are The Godhead THREE IN ONE.
1 John 5: 7 For there are Three that bear record in Heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost: and these Three are One.
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.
Christian Love Always – Anne.
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