ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Have You Made a Mess of Your Past or Has a Mess Been Made of Your Past?

Updated on January 11, 2018

Introduction

Yom Chamishi sameach!! Happy Fifth Day (Thursday)!! Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:12 says, “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold.” And, though I hate to continue to beat what the world considers to be a dead horse, I shall continue to question the [true] love and [genuine] acceptance of those who say they are family and/or friends. I do not do so to push family or friend away; but, to call attention to something we so desperately need to examine within each of our selves. I want to emulate my Grandma Jones, and even my daughter, Alana … these two pivotal female figures in my life both know how to just love. There is no hate found in either person. There might be found anger or disappointment from time to time; but, never hatred. And, these two women follow the example of Yeshua ha-Meshiach, Whom I strive first and foremost to be like.

Have you made a mess of your past or has a mess been made of your past?

Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) 3:15--”Whatever is has already been, and what shall be has been before. But Elohim seeks out what has been pursued.”

This verse in Qohelet illustrates to us how deep and wide and how high is the love of YeHoVaH and the eternal depth of YeHoVaH’s sovereignty. And because YeHoVaH is sovereign, this world operates in His time and in His way, not its own.

When time past meets with time now meets with time future, it is as though all time moves away from us but moves toward us at the same time. However, the theme in the Qohelet Scripture does not necessarily deal with time, rather an event or events within the passage of time. Shelomoh melech (King Solomon) is essentially saying, “What was in the past and what is in the now and what is yet to come are three and the same.” In other words, what is happening right now has already happened in the past and what is yet to happen has already happened in the past.

In other other words, YeHoVaH is in control of all time. And, in YeHoVaH’s control of time, He is seeking to restore that which we, human beings, have created … our own time. YeHoVaH will bring every past event to His purpose, and His purpose is always good and right.

In other other other words, YeHoVaH brings up every past event to His purpose for the purpose of redemption.

Have you made a mess of your past or has a mess been made of your past? If I may be so blunt, the past of my childhood is riddled with abuse and the past of my adulthood is riddled with one bad choice after another. But the Qohelet 3:15 verse gives me the evidence to see that YeHoVaH’s forgiveness, grace, love, and mercy redeems me from a point of being lost to a point of being found.

It is hard to forgive and forget; but, it can be done because all is possible with Elohim (Mattityahu 19:26). It is hard to be kind and patient; but, it can be done because all is possible with Elohim (Mattityahu 19:26). It is hard to sacrifice our selfish pride; but, it can be done because all is possible with Elohim (Mattityahu 19:26). It is hard to uphold righteousness, especially in a world hell-bent for Hell; but, it can be done because all is possible with Elohim (Mattityahu 19:26). Because YeHoVaH has brought every past, every present, and every future into His presence for His purpose.

Supporting Scripture

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 55:11--”So is My Word that goes forth from My mouth - it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent if for.”

Ib’rim (Hebrews) 12:2--”Looking to the Prince and Perfecter of our belief, YeHoVaH, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the stake, having despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim.”

Hazon (Revelation) 22:13--”I am the Aleph and the Tav, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Video: How Deep the Father's Love for Us [with lyrics]

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)