Section 1: Yehuveh’s Love, Article 7

Yehuveh Will Reign
over All the Earth

“The seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
The kingdoms of this world are become
the kingdoms of our Yehuveh, and of His anointed;
and He shall reign for ever and ever.”
Revelation 11:15.

s I sat quietly reading the Scriptures one morning, I was joined by Joshua, my precious six-year-old grandson. This little child was of earnest heart and I had learned to love him as a spiritual comrade as well as as a grandchild. As a frequent guest in his home, we had had many conversations about
spiritual things. He was always a pure and honest young heart. As he joined me that morning, he asked, “What are you reading today, Grandma?”
        With a moment’s thought over all the things I had just read, I selected a verse and asked him, “Would you like to go get your Bible and we can read something together?” He nodded and hurried back to his room.
        When he returned, we had a brief chat about a new game he’d just gotten, then we opened both our Scriptures and began looking for a verse. While I waited for him, I had been praying about what verse or verses to read with him and had decided
Hosea 4:11 was something we needed to talk about. I found the verse in my Scripture, then helped him find it in his Bible. I told him about making a decision very early in my life that I would never drink anything alcoholic. Then I read this verse to him: “Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.” I explained what these words meant and told him that these things take our hearts away from Yehuveh. I told him that I didn’t want that to ever happen to him. Looking into his eyes, I asked him if he would make the same promise to me that I had made so many years before, the promise that he would never drink those drinks that would take away his heart from Yehuveh. He made the promise instantly, willingly, solemnly. The earnestness in his young face that morning will ever stand in my memory. Immediately he understood the urgency of having his heart secured in Yehuveh, and just as immediately he made his decision to remain faithful. His honesty challenged my own commitment.
        “Grandma, can we draw lines around that verse in my Bible like you have in yours?” We took my pen and ruler and carefully underlined and boxed that verse in his Bible. . . .
        Much later as I relayed the encounter to my son, Joshua’s uncle, commenting on the immediate solemn honesty of this earnest, believing young heart, he responded, “Perhaps that is what it means to become as a little child.
The words mean exactly what they say.” In that instant, my reading of Scripture was forever changed. Suddenly the mysteries of the word of Yehuveh dissolved into open predictions of a reality beyond question. From that day forward, discarding the theories and fantasies we have always built up about what is coming in the future, I began to read the Scriptures as they are  written. What a different picture of the future is written there! Yet in spite of how much these things varied from what I had ever been taught before, when I read and believed Scriptures just as they are written, what peace and awesome joy it brought me. I saw in stark reality that not only had others believed lies, but so have Yehuveh’s own people: “The Gentiles shall come unto Thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” “Thus saith Yehuveh; For . . . Judah . . . have not kept His commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked.” Jeremiah 16:19; Amos 2:4.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:          31 August 2005
Latest Update:                24 September 2009

Complete Study Guide to Article 7   

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