[1st Corinthians 15:58]. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
My bride continues to urge me to write in the same manner that Andrew Fearing would speak; a man of God whom she heard preach when she was but a young girl; ten or twelve years old. He addressed the congregation as "dearly beloved". She also speaks fondly of Fordyce Detamore; the man who baptized her into the beloved.
The title of today's post (yediyd) is the Hebrew word for "beloved," or "one beloved." (pronounced , yed.eed).
Deuteronomy 33:12 reads; "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell safely by Him, Who shelters him all the day long; and he shall dwell between His shoulders." The word translated "shoulders" or "shoulder blades" suggests being carried on His back as a father will carry a child; one not old enough or strong enough to walk on their own or without wearying.
Every time I sign onto my computer I read and see what I consider to be apocalyptic reports and messages whose real meaning is not their literal wording but rather the nearness of the coming of our Lord.
What are we to do? The world is a state of fear; everywhere there are signs of fear. Oil prices are escalating on market "fears" that the conflict in Gaza may affect the supply of crude oil. The Stock Market DOW drops on fears of poor reports of sales. Fear is everywhere. The answer of some is to buy gold. Jesus gives the same advice but for far, far different reasons. Here is what He says; "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments that you may be clothed; [that] the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see." [Revelation 4:18].
That is the message to the last church in prophecy; the church of Laodicea; the church of today; the church that "..keep the commandments of God and the faith of/in Jesus." [Revelation 14:12.
So dearly yediyd, fear not, for He is coming soon and He will not forget not neglect any whom the Father has given Him. We must look up '...for our redemption draweth nigh.'
God Bless. e.c.