Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 12 of 24 (59 verses.)

Luke 12Wrench

YAH Shines Floodlights Into Your Dark Secrets
1 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *Meanwhile, ๐Ÿ˜‡, an innumerable multitude (of people) pack together so densely that they trample on each-other! Yahshua begins to say to his disciples in the front [row], โ€œBeware of the Pharisees' โ€˜yeastโ€™, that is, hypocrisy, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
2 Truth *For [YAH] uncovers every cover-up, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Trillions of angels and people] eventually see every secret [you] hide.
Peterson: You can't keep your true self hidden forever; before long you'll be exposed. You can't hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known.
3 Judgment So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, people [and angels] in the light eventually hear what you breathed in darkness. [People] come to [stand] on housetops, shouting secrets you whispered in someone's ear [behind closed doors].
Never Fear Any Killer, But DO Fear YAH!
4 Death Threats *And, ๐Ÿ˜‡, I say to you my friends: Never be afraid of anyone who kills bodies, but can't do any more than that.
Peterson: Don't be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There's nothing they can do to your spirit, your core being.
5 Hell (Annihilation) *But in advance, ๐Ÿ˜‡, I warn you whom you will fear: Fear [YHVH]. Because after [YAH] kills [sinners], he has power to cast [them] into [the Valley of Hinnom, (the trash fire of the universe)]. Yes, I tell you: Fear [YAH]!
Fear YHVH.
You Are Extremely Precious To YAH
6 Yah's Protection *Don't [vendors] sell 5 sparrows for 2 [copper coins, ๐Ÿ˜‡]? Yet [YHVH] the Eloah never forgets even one [โ€˜worthlessโ€™] bird.
7 Yah's Protection * ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] numbers every single hair on your head. So never fear. You're worth more than many sparrows.
Defend Christ's Honor & He'll Defend Yours
8 The Messiah *And I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, that whoever acknowledges me before men, [I] (the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™) come to likewise acknowledge him before the angels of [YHVH] the Eloah.
9 The Messiah *But, ๐Ÿ˜‡, whoever denies me before men, [I] disown [him] before the angels of [YHVH] the Eloah.
10 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) *If anyone speaks a word against [me] (the โ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™) [YAH] forgives that, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But [YAH] never forgives anyone for blaspheming against [YAH's] Sacred Spirit.
In the Greek, there is no definite article (โ€˜theโ€™) before โ€˜Holy Spiritโ€™. Holy Spirit refers to YHVH, the Spirit who exemplifies holiness.
Never Worry At All Over Human Courts & Rulers
11 Tribulation/Purification/testing *And, ๐Ÿ˜‡, when the [worldlings and religionists] bring you before the [punitive councils of] educational institutions, and judges, and โ€˜authorities,โ€™ take no thought how or [with] what [defense] you will answer, or what you will say:
12 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) *For [YAH's] Sacred Spirit at that time teaches you what you should say, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
Forget About Worldly Rewards & Possessions
13 Family Division Someone in the crowd [missing the point entirely,] blurts to Yahshua, โ€œMaster, order my brother to give me a fair share of my family inheritance.โ€
14 Separation (Holiness) Yahshua answers [the jerk who tries to turn the gospel meeting into a worldly family court], โ€œMan, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?โ€
15 Greed *Yahshua warns the crowd, โ€œWatch out! Beware of [wanting anything you didn't work to get, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. A man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.โ€
Real life is not measured by how much we own, but by the percentage that we give. And never, ever take government welfare benefits. That's covetousness. And never borrow to get things you can't pay for in cash. That's covetousness too.
Don't Be A Rich Corpse With Full Storehouses
16 Greed Yahshua paints this [mind-trip] for the crowd: โ€œA rich man owns fertile farmland. It produces plentiful [excellent] crops, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
17 Greed The rich man thinks, โ€˜What'll I do, ๐Ÿ˜‡!? I have no room to store my crops!โ€™
His barns overflow.
18 Greed *The rich man says, โ€˜I know, ๐Ÿ˜‡! I'll tear down my [storage] sheds. [I'll replace them with] huge barns. Then I'll have room enough to store my crops and [farm tools and everything]!
19 Greed *- And I'll say to myself, โ€˜[Self, youโ€™re a lucky man!] You have a huge supply of good stuff stored up for many years. [Hold your inventory. Then when the market gets hot, sell. Buy low, hold, sell high.] Take life easy. Eat, drink and be merry.โ€™
20 Greed *But [YHVH] the Eloah says to the rich man, โ€˜You fool. Tonight I demand that you repay me [the breath of] life [I loaned you in trust. I empowered you to produce the fruits of the Spirit. Instead, you merely stocked up on worldly commercial products. Die.] Then who'll own the โ€˜goodsโ€™ you stored up?โ€™
21 Greed * ๐Ÿ˜‡, everyone who stores up personal income, failing to be generous toward Elohim, is like [a rich farmer's dead worm-eaten carcass: worthless, poor, and disgusting].โ€
Don't Worry About Food, Clothing Or Shelter
22 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Yahshua says to his disciples, โ€œSo I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, โ€˜Never be anxious about your life. [Stop being concerned about getting enough food] to eat. Never worry about your body. [Stop thinking about] what you'll wear.
If you own 3 changes of clothes, you have superabundance. Clean out that closet and give all those clothes to people who need them, for instance, Haitians. You should still seek to get the best available nutrition.
23 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *[Your] life is more than food, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Your] body is more than clothing.
24 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Think about the ravens, ๐Ÿ˜‡! They don't plant. They don't harvest. They have no storerooms. No barns. Yet [YHVH] the Eloah feeds them. You're worth much more than birds!
No retirement pension, no employment contract, no health and dental insurance, no life insurance, no Social Security. Get out of all of that.
25 Anxiety / Worry Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life, [or an inch to your height, ๐Ÿ˜‡]?
Worrying shortens both your lifespan and your height. Stress leaches calcium from your bones, making you and your lifespan shrink.
26 Anxiety / Worry If you can't do even such a small thing, why worry about the other things, ๐Ÿ˜‡?
27 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Think about lilies, [wild irises]. How they grow! They never toil [to grow fiber crops] to spin [into cloth]. Yet I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, that [ancient king] Solomon {Peace-Man} in all his glory never dressed as magnificently as one little wildflower.
28 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, since [YHVH] the Eloah so [exquisitely] clothes the grass, which grows today in the field, and tomorrow [workers] throw into the oven; how much more will [YAH] clothe you puny-faithed people?
29 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Stop doubting, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Stop seeking things for yourself to eat and drink!
Stop organizing your life around seeking money to put food on the table.
30 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *For the nationals of the pagan world run around seeking food, drinks, clothes & shelter. Your Father [YHVH] knows that you need [basic] physical provisions, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
The national [subject citizens] of the SataNations also seek insurance, employment, pensions, benefits, investment portfolios, Social Security and welfare, none of which you need, and none of which you should even want.
31 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *[Never be like any faithless pagan.] Instead, ๐Ÿ˜‡, seek [to live within] the [exclusive] Dominion of [YHVH] the Eloah. THEN [YHVH] gives you everything [your physical body needs].
If you live within the dominion of heaven, you live outside the dominion of all worldly nations, states and regional governments. There is no dual citizenship for Kingdom of heaven nationals.
Sell ALL You Own To Do Acts of Compassion
32 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *Never be afraid, little flock. It's your Father [YHVH's] great happiness to give you [the status of royalty in His] kingdom, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
It is to the โ€˜flockโ€™ (which includes YOU) that Christ issues the command to sell EVERYTHING you own, to do compassionate acts. One of the greatest lies of the devil is that Christ's sell-all command is only for one โ€˜rich young rulerโ€™.
33 Forsaking All *Sell everything you have, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Give [the proceeds] to poor [people]. Provide yourselves [money-bags] that never wear out. [Fill your] never-failing treasure-bank in the heavens. There no thief [nor embezzler] comes near. No moth corrupts [true wealth].
This โ€˜sell allโ€™ command is not just for the โ€˜rich young rulerโ€™. It's for everyone who wants to follow Christ! โ€˜Give to the poorโ€™ is an interpretation of the word โ€˜eleemosuneโ€™ (#1654), which means: โ€˜empathetic, merciful acts; beneficence, almsโ€™. Use your money to do compassionate deeds. #1656 โ€˜Eleosโ€™ doesn't mean, โ€˜Just hand out cash to drug addicts and wino's, or send money to faceless charitable corporations.โ€™ Trade your physical wealth for the truer wealth of having done merciful humanitarian works. This is a command for everyone on earth, certainly binding on any Christian. If you have it, sell it. Start by donating your unused junk. Then sell everything you're not using for Kingdom work. If you're a believer, your job is not to pile up wealth for yourself. Your job is to give, creatively and kindly, every day.
34 Generosity *For where your treasure lies, ๐Ÿ˜‡, there your heart ends up.
If you accept welfare payments, salary or other benefits from a corrupt government or economic system, your heart sticks with that evil corrupt state/economic system, far from the Kingdom Of Heaven. The simplest way to sell your possessions and give to the poor is to donate your valuable time directly to the poor. That way you don't have to deal with procurement, storage, upkeep, taxes and insurance on the possessions you're commanded to give away anyway. Find causes you believe in. Donate your skills and time to those causes. That way you won't be fooled by fake-friends chasing your money.
Be Ready At All Times For Messiah's Return
35 Responsibility *Stay dressed for action, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Keep your watch-lights burning.
Keep your pants up!
36 Responsibility *Be like servants waiting for their master to [bring his new bride home] from a wedding reception [or honeymoon, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. When [their master] comes and knocks, [the prepared servants] immediately open the door for him.
37 Responsibility *Blessed are those [diligent, prepared] servants, whom [I] the Master arrive and find on-watch. I tell you the truth, ๐Ÿ˜‡: [I] the Master then put on work clothes. [I] invite the servants to sit down to feast. [Then I] come out and serve [my] servants!
38 Preparedness *The longer [you] servants prop [your] eyes open, the more [YAH] blesses [you], ๐Ÿ˜‡. The reward [YAH] gives you is worth the struggle [you endure]. Remain diligent, watchful, prepared, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Stay awake through [the world's dark] night.
39 Preparedness *Know this, ๐Ÿ˜‡: if the house-owner knows at what hour the thief is to come, the [house-owner] watches, then stops [the thief] from breaking into his home!
If the house owner knew what night the burglar was coming, he wouldn't stay out late, leaving his place unlocked.
40 Preparedness *So you stay ready too, ๐Ÿ˜‡. For [I] (the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™) [come] when you least expect [me].โ€
41 Communication Then Peter {Rock} asks Yahshua, โ€œMaster, are you telling this [thief / night watchman / wedding feast] allegory just for us [disciples]? Or should the masses [also watch for prophetic signs]?โ€
42 Responsibility *Master [Yahshua] answers, โ€œ[The command to stay watchful and prepared for my return is for any] faithful, sensible servant [of mine, ๐Ÿ˜‡. To such people, I] the Master give the responsibility of managing [my] household and feeding [my] family [until I return].
43 Bearing Fruit / Profitability It goes well with my obeyer if [I] (his Master) find him doing his job when [I] come, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Be YAH's Good Steward, Not A Dead Steward
44 Reward *I tell you the rock-solid [truth], ๐Ÿ˜‡: [I] (the Sovereign) come to make [my] faithful steward(s) ruler[s] over all [I have].
Yahshua owns the entire universe and beyond. That's a rich opportunity for you to get in on.
45 Recklessness But, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [my] servant might say in his heart, โ€œMy lord won't be back for a while.โ€ [My servant might] start beating other servant men and women, and feasting, drinking and getting drunkโ€ฆ
46 Hell (Annihilation) *[I] (the Lord of that [vile,] unprepared servant) come in a day when the servant isn't looking for me, and at an hour when he [sits] clueless. Then [I] the lord cut the servant in half. [I] assign him [an eternal grave] with unbelievers, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
47 Recklessness And, ๐Ÿ˜‡, any servant who knows his lord's will, but fails to act on it, refusing to prepare himself, gets beaten with many blows.
This verse is improperly used by slave-owners, as depicted in โ€˜12 Years A Slaveโ€™.
48 Responsibility *But the servant who doesn't know what his master wants, and yet does something for which he deserves a whipping, gets punished with a light whipping, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Much is required from the steward to whom much is given. To whom [investors] commit much, of him they demand more payback.
Christ's Teaching Floods The World In WarFire
49 Punishment *I've come to throw fire on the earth, ๐Ÿ˜‡! How I wish that fire was already lit!
Our Savior is one tough fire-throwing warrior. This is not gentle Jesus, away in a manger, walking around lecturing in a dress.
50 Murder I have an immersion [in voluntary submission to torturous death] to undergo. [You can't imagine] how pressured I feel, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [I long for my crucifixion to be] over!
Superman refuses to use his superpowers to stop his own torturous death. That's superhuman self-control.
51 Fighting/Strife/Conflict *Do you think I came to bring peace in the Land, ๐Ÿ˜‡? [See] reality! [I'm not bringing peace. I'm planting] division!
52 Separation (Holiness) *From now on, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a household of 5 divides: 3 against 2, and 2 against 3.
53 Family Division *[ ๐Ÿ˜‡, my teachings] divide father against son, son against father; mother against daughter, daughter against mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.โ€
Yahshua's own brothers, and perhaps his sisters and adopted Dad, apparently hated Yahshua.
Read The Signs Of The Times Like The Weather
54 Science Yahshua goes on to tell the people, โ€œWhen you see a cloud rise out of the west, ๐Ÿ˜‡, immediately you say, โ€˜A rainstorm approaches.โ€™ Then rain comes.
55 Science And when you see the south wind blow, ๐Ÿ˜‡, you say, โ€˜It'll be a hot day.โ€™ Then heat comes.
56 Spiritual Blindness *You play-actors! You interpret the appearance of the sky and of the earth. Why can't you understand the meaning of what's happening right now, ๐Ÿ˜‡?
57 Perverting Justice *Why donโ€™t you decide for yourselves the right [course to follow, ๐Ÿ˜‡]?
Settle All Controversies Out Of Court
58 Nonresistance *Suppose your adversary has a claim against you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So you're on your way to court. Try hard to [get free from your adversary]. Settle the matter on the way. If you don't, that adversary may drag you off to the judge. The judge may turn you over to the bailiff. And the bailiff may throw you into prison.
Yahshua is telling the people that the devil owns them, and they will rot in the devil's jail unless they accept Yahshua's ransom on their behalf.
59 Fighting/Strife/Conflict I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [if you fail to mediate early and cooperatively, you then rot in jail] until you pay every last bit of money [that your adversary claims you owe, plus fines].
If you allow yourself to become subject to a court's jurisdiction because you refuse to solve a conflict out of court, you will probably lose because, as Yahshua's disciple, you are not allowed to join in adversarial court cases. So, early-on, settle conflicts with selfless love.