“A Word in Season
to Him that is Weary”
“Therefore the redeemed of Yehuveh shall return,
and come with singing unto Zion;
and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
they shall obtain gladness and joy;
and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”
Isaiah 51:11.
F or most of my adult life I’ve been looking for this everlasting joy. I know I am not alone in this quest. The more trouble there is in this weary world, the more earnestly many of us are looking for a way to find the peace and security offered us in Scriptures.
      In earnest desire to return to Yehuveh, I’ve enjoyed many quiet pre-dawn hours alone studying Scriptures and talking quietly with my beloved heavenly Father. Since the day He first called me, Yehuveh has truly “wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.” I’m not alone in this, and truly I’m no different from many others who have found the rich blessing of spending these early hours this way. And, like every other who shares this morning call, the blessings Yehuveh has given me are only mine to be shared. “Yehuveh Elohim hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.” Although it was a pen that He gave me [actually, a laptop computer, to be more accurate!], as well as a tongue, the effect is the same. He purposes to strengthen and encourage you with the same promises and insights with which He has encouraged me. Isaiah 50:4.
       If you are one who is weary of all that’s out of order in this world, this is written for you. If you have been crying out to Yehuveh about the increasing distress on earth, you will understand His answer.
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” “It is time for Thee, Yehuveh, to work: for they have made void Thy law.” “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Psalms 11:3; 119:126; Habakkuk 1:4.
        Habakkuk was one of us, one who was weary of the sin and violence and destruction about him. He cried,
“O Yehuveh, how long shall I cry, and Thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto Thee of violence, and Thou wilt not save! Why dost Thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention,” he thought Yehuveh wasn’t answering him. But Yehuveh did reply, stating, “Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Still not understanding, Habakkuk said he would “stand upon my watch,” until he got an answer he did understand. When the answer came clear, it came with an assignment: “Yehuveh answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” If you are already weary, do you really want answers from Yehuveh that requires you to run? Do you want answers that require you to change nearly everything you’ve lived your whole life? Habakkuk 1:2-3, 5; 2:1-2.
        The things written here are all “in the Book,” but they aren’t what we’ve been taught.
“O Yehuveh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction,” we, like “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.” Nearly every cherished doctrine of nearly every religious group must be challenged and re-examined.
        Do you want honest Scriptural answers earnestly enough to look at what Yehuveh is doing in our day? Do you truly want His answers? Can you say, with Isaiah,
“Yehuveh Elohim hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.” Will you commit to go forward, be the cost what it may? Jeremiah 16:19; Isaiah 50:5.


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:        17 October 2005
Latest Update:              22 August 2005


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