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Thursday, February 14, 2019



Now, what shall we say? Shall we keep on sinning, so as to give more room for grace? Surely not! Since we have died to sin, how can we endure living in it? Do you not know that all of us who are baptized into Maschiach Yeshua were baptized into His death? In baptism, therefore, we were buried with Him into death, so that as Mashiach was raised from the dead by the glory of Elohim, we too should walk in newness of life. For if we are united with Him, as it were, by sharing His death, then we shall share His resurrection also and live with Him!

This we know, that our old sinful self was crucified with Mashiach, and so the power of sin over us was destroyed in order that we should no longer be slaves to sin. A dead man is no longer bothered by sin: for he is freed. And if we have died with Mashiach, we believe that we shall also live with Him. We understand that Mashiach rose from the dead; He will never die again. Death has no mor dominion over Him. The death He died was because of sin, and once for all. And the life He now lives, He lives for Elohim.

So you must also think of yourselves as having died because of sin, but you have been restored to life again to serve Elohim in Mashiach Yeshua. Therefore, do not allow sin to rule over your mortal bodies and make you slaves of your *lusts. Do not permit any organ of your body to be an instrument of sin, but rather offer yourselves to Elohei as men brought back from death to life, and let Him use the parts of your body as His instruments of righteousness. Don’t let sin be your master. You are now not under the Law, but under grace.

What then? Shall we sin because we are under grace and not under the Law? No, never! Don’t you know that when you submit to someone as master and obey him, you become his slave? This is so, whether it be in some act of sin which leads to death, or whether it be in obedience to Elohim which leads to righteousness. But thank Elohim, though you were once the slaves of sin, you now give wholehearted obedience to His standard of teaching which you were taught.

This has set you free from the slavery of sin and has made you slaves of righteousness instead. I use the language of daily life because human nature is still strong in you. So, just as you at one time yielded your powers to the slavery of impurity and lawlessness, always getting worse and worse, so now you dedicate your powers to the service of righteousness and sanctification.

When you were slaves to sin, you had no claim to righteousness. And what did you gain from those things of which you are now ashamed? The result of those things is death. But now you are the slaves of Elohim, set free from sin, and the result you gain is sanctification here, and at the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Elohim is everlasting life together with Mashiach Yeshua, our Lord.

* Definition of lust
 (Entry 1 of 2)

b: personal inclination WISH
2: usually intense or unbridled sexual desire LASCIVIOUSNESS - He was motivated more by lust than by love.
3a: an intense longing CRAVING - a lust to succeed
b: ENTHUSIASMEAGERNESS - admired his lust for life

Definition of lust (Entry 2 of 2)
to have an intense desire or need CRAVE - specifically to have a sexual urge

==First Known Use of lust
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
12th century, in the meaning defined above

==History and Etymology for lust
Noun and Verb
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lust pleasure and perhaps to Latin lascivus wanton


It is sad to even think that hats like these are needed … but, that is the world we live in :-(

So, not familiar with such things I did an internet search and found this pattern (https://dabblesandbabbles.com/crochet-caps-for-a-cause/), and worked up several beanies in various colors before calling it a night and heading off to bed last night: I wanted to get to bed early so I would be awake and alert anticipating a call from my older sister, whom I have never met, but am anxious to get to know :-)

This afternoon, after talking with Iris for about 2 hours – enjoyable hours – I received unexpected attention from 3 of my husband’s siblings (total surprises!); a call from his youngest sister Rosie wishing me a happy Valentine’s Day, a call from his youngest brother Kerry, wishing me a happy Valentine’s Day, and an impromptu visit from his younger sister Merry bearing Valentine gifts, and an offer to help me transfer Bob’s cremains from the plastic funeral case into the wooden Cremains box his middle sister Bonnie helped me choose December 14th, 2018 while making funeral arrangements (http://jeastofeden.blogspot.com/2018/12/widowhood.html). After all the attention from his siblings today, I am going to have to revise my assessments of them. Bob would be pleased to know that they actually thought of me today and reached out to embrace and help me today; he wanted his death to bring about familial harmony - and her verbalized that thought: maybe today is a small step towards that goal.

I am glad Merry stopped by and offered to help because I do not believe I could have done this alone … and the memory she shared made me laugh and that was good medicine much needed today of all days celebrating love and lovers – and my lover gone and love now a thing of the past:

I am keeping 1 Urn for myself to keep on my bedside table – it will be buried with my cremains when my name is called up yonder.

Tonight I am working on Preemie hospital hats - these things are very small and work up very quickly. I will post the pattern when I get them all completed ;-)