Be Sober and Vigilant
What we need to know to keep us protected and from being devoured by our own self rule.
1Pe 5:1 Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and also a sharer of the esteem that is to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:
1Pe 5:2 Shepherd the flock of Elohim which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but voluntarily, not out of greed for filthy gain, but eagerly,
1Pe 5:3 neither as being masters over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
1Pe 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive the never-fading crown of esteem.
1Pe 5:5 In the same way, you younger ones, be subject to elders. And gird yourselves with humility toward one another, for “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.”
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time,
1Pe 5:7 casting all your worry upon Him, for He is concerned about you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1Pe 5:9 Resist him, firm in the belief, knowing that the same hardships are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Deu 22:22 “When a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman. Thus you shall purge the evil from Yisra’El.
Deu 22:23 “When a girl who is a maiden is engaged to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,
Deu 22:24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and shall stone them to death with stones, the girl because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he has humbled his neighbour’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030.): – abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for H6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for H6030], speak [by mistake for H6030], submit self, weaken, X in any wise.
Jer 51:1 Thus said YaHuWaH, “See, I am stirring up the spirit of a destroyer against Baḇel, against those who dwell in Lĕb – My opponents.
Jer 51:2 And I shall send winnowers to Baḇel, who shall winnow her and empty her land. For they shall be against her all around, in the day of evil.
Jer 51:3 “Let the archer draw his bow, and let him stand ready in his armour. Do not spare her young men, put all her army under the ban.
Jer 51:4 “And the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and the pierced-through in her streets.
Jer 51:5 “For neither Yisra’El nor Yehuḏah is widowed by his Elohim, YaHuWaH of hosts, though their land has been filled with sin against the Set-apart One of Yisra’El.”
Jer 51:6 Flee from the midst of Baḇel, and let each one save his life! Do not be cut off in her crookedness, for this is the time of the vengeance of YaHuWaH, the recompense He is repaying her.
Jer 51:7 Baḇel was a golden cup in the hand of YaHuWaH, making drunk all the earth. The nations drank her wine, that is why the nations went mad!
Jer 51:8 Baḇel shall suddenly fall and be broken. Howl for her! Take balm for her pain – if so be, she might be healed.
Jer 51:9 We would have healed Baḇel, but she is not healed. Let us leave her and each go to his own land, for her judgment reaches to the heavens and is lifted up to the clouds.
If we only followed the Torot and are covered in the blood of the Melchizedek Priesthood we can remain a maiden until our Husband comes to take us.
We who are shepherding the seed of Elohim should afflict and humble ourselves under Yah’s guidance (under the mighty hand of Elohim) and cast the worries it presents before Him and He will take care of it.
The practices of sobriety and vigilance are what empower us to resist the enemy when he comes to try and court us with nice flowers. Looks good and smells good but they are not from ABBA!
We don’t teach safeness. We teach abstinence.
Complete abstinence must be in our homes if we say that we are part of the priesthood. Our homes cannot be contaminated with fornication, physical or spiritual.
Of uncertain affinity; to abstain from wine (keep sober), that is, (figuratively) be discreet: – be sober, watch.
Rev 17:1 And one of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying to me, “Come, I shall show you the judgment of the great whore sitting on many waters,
Rev 17:2 with whom the sovereigns of the earth committed whoring, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her whoring.”
Rev 17:3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast covered with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup filled with abominations and the filthiness of her whoring,
Rev 17:5 and upon her forehead a name written, a secret: BAḆEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE WHORES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the set-apart ones, and with the blood of the witnesses of Yahusha. And having seen her, I marvelled – greatly marvelled!
Burp the Bride, gather the children, get them immersed, have them repent from dead works, come out of falsehood, false religions, immerse them into the body of Messiah so that we can gain our maidenhood. If we cannot regain our maidenhood we cannot join to the Husband. There is no way that the King of Kings and the Master of Masters is going to take a whore for a wife!
From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively): – be vigilant, wake, (be) watch (-ful).
Mar 14:22 And as they were eating, Yahusha took bread, having blessed, broke it, gave it to them and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.”
Mar 14:23 And taking the cup, giving thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
Mar 14:24 And He said to them, “This is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many.
Mar 14:25 “Truly, I say to you, I shall certainly no more drink of the fruit of the vine till that day when I drink it anew in the reign of Elohim.”
Mar 14:26 And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Mar 14:27 And Yahusha said to them, “All of you shall stumble in Me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.’
Mar 14:28 “But after I am raised, I shall go before you to Galil.”
Mar 14:29 And Kĕpha said to Him, “Even if all shall stumble, yet not I.”
Mar 14:30 And Yahusha said to him, “Truly, I say to you that today, this night, before the cock shall crow twice, you shall deny Me three times.”
Mar 14:31 But he spoke more strongly, “If I have to die with You, I shall not deny You!” And they all said the same.
Mar 14:32 And they came to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to His taught ones, “Sit here while I pray.”
Mar 14:33 And He took with Him Kĕpha, and Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yoḥanan, and He began to be greatly amazed, and to be deeply distressed.
Mar 14:34 And He said to them, “My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
Mar 14:35 And He went on a little, and fell on the ground, and was praying that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
Mar 14:36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all is possible for You. Make this cup pass from Me. Yet not what I desire, but what You desire.”
Mar 14:37 And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Kĕpha, “Shimʽon, are you sleeping? You were not able to watch one hour!
Mar 14:38 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.”