Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of Elohim from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of Elohim shall lift up a standard against him.
What is the standard of Yah that is spoken of in the Word? It is the banner under which his authority, his truth and his sovereignty stands. His Word is the standard for the called out assembly of believers in Yah. So is this the standard by which we believers live today? Is this the standard that society so forcibly pushes on us every day? Is this the standard that the church of today stands on?
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
The Word is the standard by which we test everything. All that we see and hear should be proved, by the Word and by the witness of the Holy Spirit, to its truth. If it does not fit the standard by which Yah requires, it should not be a part of our lives in any way.
The world in which we live has no enduring standard and therefore man does what is right in his own eyes. The standards today range from cultic standards, false religious standards and all kinds of cultural standards. Much of the confusion in the world today comes from this one thing. None of these fit the standard of Yah and are proved by his Word!
Since the Word of Yah is the final authority on all things, then the worlds’ standards are all doomed! Unless we are totally committed to the standard of Yah, we will not be able to discern truth from error.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
In Matthews 7:24-27 it speaks of what happens when you build your house on sand and what happens when you build your house on the rock. The sand is the standard of the world that is unstable, unsafe and will not endure to the end when the storms come. The Rock is the Standard of Yah which is safe and secure and unending. So when you build your house on the standard of Yah, the storms will come but that house will not fall because it’s built on the Rock! The standard by which it cannot fail or be defeated! There is no failure in Yah or his ways.
1 John 4:4-6 Ye are of Yah, little children, and have overcome them. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore they speak of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of Yah. He that knoweth Yah heareth us; he that is not of Yah heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
We walk under the banner of the standard that was set before us by Yah. By our obedience, as his chosen vessels, he knows us because he chose us.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
Romans 8:30-31 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified, and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If Yah be for us, who can be against us?
And now we know for sure of the standard that is required of us as children of Yah! Let us take some time and examine ourself. Are we living this life of holiness that we have been called to, according to the standard set by Yah?
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and exceptable, and perfect will of Yah.
Psalm 139: 23-24 Search me, O Yah and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.
Father, I come to you thanking you for the grace and mercy that you have shown me on this day. I ask you to help me to take inspection of my walk and my relationship with you. I repent if I have failed to hold up the standard that you have set for us, your people. I repent and I ask you to forgive me. Show me, heavenly Father, where I fall short. Show me, if and where, I have allowed your holy standard in me to be mixed with the unholy standards of the world. I want to please you and be obedient in all that you require of me. I want the light of your glory to shine brightly in and through me for the world to see. Father, cleanse me of all unrighteousness and renew your righteous Spirit within me. I desire to be all that you have created me to be. Lead and guide me in the way that you have destined for me. Let my eyes always be focused on you. Let my mouth always speak of the wondrous works that you have done and are doing. Let my heart be filled with the compassion that is a reflection of your heart. And Father, help me to always lift up your standard that I may always defeat my enemy the devil. Thank you, my Elohim, for hearing my prayer. In the name of Yahshua I pray…….HalleluYah!