You shall not sow your vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled.
Welcome Teshuvah to Elul 25
Elul twenty five
Oh my what a picture
It is my Beloveds vineyard
We planted with scripture
The harvest will produce
Because we first cleared the land
But He instructed me
To be sure and put a demand
There is an enemy lurking
Who wants to snatch away
The word that has been planted
Water with prayer and obey
If God be for me
Who can be against
With my Beloveds wisdom
That enemy doesn’t have a chance
© laurette laster
God is very clear about mixture. He DOES NOT allow it. If we try to mix the spiritual with the carnal, we defile both. I believe this is a problem with the modern day church beliefs. Winking at sin is no longer acceptable or letting others think that God accepts sin is ludicrous. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:
The apostle Paul asks a question then leaves the warning of leaven defiling or corrupting the truth. He is essence is saying a half truth is equal to a whole lie.
Obedience to His word is what God desires. He is not looking for perfection from us, which apart from Jesus isn’t possible. Hebrews 12:2 tells us Jesus is the author or pioneer, and perfecter of our faith. When we plant His word in our heart our part is to guard our heart (field) and watch out for the wicked one who wants to pluck the seed out, or desires to sow tares (counterfeits) among the wheat. We water the seed with prayer which is faith in God’s word.
Galatians 5:7-9 (NKJV) You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
After repentance we have a purity and newness that we desire to walk in. We cannot cover ourselves, the robe we wear is a gift that is given after repentance or retuning back to the Father; it is a robe of righteousness supplied to cover our new regenerated heart. When the prodigal son took “words” and returned to the Father’s house there was a celebration and ceremonial clothes brought to him;
Luke 15:21-23 The son declared, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let us feast and celebrate.…
Covered with the best robe
Ring a sign of covenant
Sandals protection for the tough places along his walk
Meat the word for mature believers
Celebration the joy of His salvation
What a beautiful picture of our Fathers love when we Teshuvah. We see that after we are covered we are in covenant, our walk is protected, we are given to eat from His table, and the joy of His salvation becomes our reward.
A vineyard is a fruitful field that is protected by walls. The walls we see in Jesus parable is the truth of the gospel or the Torah. Walls are boundaries. Boundaries are for protection. As we work our way toward The Days of Awe we are taking time to inspect our fields being certain we haven’t allowed any half truths to remain.
We do not mix our seed.
Don’t miss your appointment, Teshuvah my favorite time of the year.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette