THE WAR-TORN JOURNAL


- Journal Entry #4 -


Scripture. “And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one” Marqos (Mark) 12:29 (TS2009).


Reflection. The Hebrew word to hear is שָׁמַע and שָׁמַע implies the act of listening and obeying. According to יהושע Messiah, it is not enough to listen to His voice. We must also obey His commands. He commands us to love יהוה our Elohim with all of our heart, being, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. There are no greater commands than these, and on these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.


Application. Followers of יהושע Messiah have been grafted into Yisra’ĕl. יהושע Messiah is יהוה the Son in the flesh and He and יהוה the Father are one. To hear the voice of יהוה Elohim in our life necessitates the recognition of the identity of יהושע Messiah, as well as our identity in relation to Him. We are His sheep, and He is our Shepherd. If we desire to continue hearing the voice of the Shepherd, we must obey the voice of the Shepherd, as revealed through His Word. It is not enough to be hearers of His Word. We must also be doers of His Word. Moreover, an authentic relationship requires authentic communication. Just as we should not profess with our mouths to be married all the while ignoring the voice of our spouse and the terms of our vows, we cannot claim to be the Bride of יהושע Messiah all the while ignoring the voice of יהוה our Elohim and the terms of our covenant. On the other hand, those who continue to ignore His voice and disobey His commands are much more likely to experience suicide, divorce, and disintegration after war.


Start Your Journey. Are you ready to depart war-torn isolation, engage in reconciliatory listening, and immerse in Messiah-born integration? If so, we encourage you to request enrollment in our online Story Sharing Services. Enrollment is free of charge to veterans and family members. Story Sharing Services is not counseling. Be prepared to share your story. For additional information, or to request enrollment, email us at info@wartornministry.org.


Phase I: Depart War-torn Isolation

Phase II: Engage in Reconciliatory Listening

Phase III: Immerse in Messiah-born Integration

Show Your Support. Our services are free and our staff is unpaid. We believe this is the best model for ministry. As such, we rely entirely upon the Body of Messiah to sustain our mission of preventing suicide, divorce, and disintegration after war - one family at a time. Please consider supporting our ministry. Your support matters.


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Whether you are taking your first step in the Name, or you have been walking in the Name for steps untold, we invite you to walk with us in verse by verse study, from Berĕshith (Genesis) to Ḥazon (Revelation).


- Journal Entry #3 -


Scripture. “Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.” Ḥazon (Revelation) 22:14 (TS2009).


Reflection. Entering through the gates into the city is akin to entering into the renewed heaven and the renewed earth to dwell with יהוה Elohim for all of eternity. But יהוה Elohim will permit only those who have eaten of the tree of life to enter through the gates to His city to dwell with Him for all of eternity. And יהוה Elohim will permit only those who are doing His commands to eat of the tree of life.


Application. A life of sexual immorality, pharmakeia, murder, idolatry, and the practice of falsehood will forfeit eternal life with יהוה Elohim. Sexual immorality is rampant within the military ranks. Pharmakeia is killing veterans of war at alarming rates. Murder in the name of the statue of liberty is idolatry. And partaking in the aforementioned while claiming to follow יהושע Messiah is the practice of falsehood. Genuine repentance requires an about face from the aforementioned and a return to the narrow path of doing the commands of יהוה Elohim. On the other hand, those who continue along the wide path of destruction are much more likely to experience suicide, divorce, and disintegration after war.

Start Your Journey. Are you ready to depart war-torn isolation, engage in reconciliatory listening, and immerse in Messiah-born integration? If so, we encourage you to request enrollment in our online Story Sharing Services. Enrollment is free of charge to veterans and family members. Story Sharing Services is not counseling. Be prepared to share your story. For additional information, or to request enrollment, email us at info@wartornministry.org.


Phase I: Depart War-torn Isolation

Phase II: Engage in Reconciliatory Listening

Phase III: Immerse in Messiah-born Integration

Show Your Support. Our services are free and our staff is unpaid. We believe this is the best model for ministry. As such, we rely entirely upon the Body of Messiah to sustain our mission of preventing suicide, divorce, and disintegration after war - one family at a time. Please consider supporting our ministry. Your support matters.


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The War-Torn Journal is sponsored by

One Nation Under Yah

Welcome to One Nation Under Yah. "For all the peoples walk, each one in the name of his mighty one, but we walk in the Name of יהוה our Elohim forever and ever." Miḵah 4:5 #onenationunderyah

Whether you are taking your first step in the Name, or you have been walking in the Name for steps untold, we invite you to walk with us in verse by verse study, from Berĕshith (Genesis) to Ḥazon (Revelation).