Drawing Near to Yahweh, (You Probably Know Him as God)
Draw Near to Yahweh, and He Will Draw Near to You, (James 4:8).

One Thing I Have Asked of Yahweh, that I Will Seek After, that I May Dwell in Yahweh’s House All the Days of My Life, to See Yahweh’s Beauty, and To Inquire in His Temple, (Psalm 27:4).

 
 
 
 
 

When You Said, “Seek My Face,” My Heart Said to You, “I Will Seek Your Face, Yahweh,” (Psalm 27:8)

 

It is the Glory of God to Conceal a Thing,
But the Glory of Kings is to Search Out a Matter, (Proverbs 25:2).

We Are the Kings that Yahoshua is King of, (Revelation 19:16).  So, Let’s Seek Out, Draw Near, Pursue, and Return to Yahweh and ALL His Ways~!

 
 
    
 

Drawing Near to Yahweh


What if You Realized that John 7:38 Means that Yahweh is Waiting On Someone to Just, “Believe,” (He Who Believes in Me, as the Scripture Has Said, from Within Him Will Flow Rivers of Living Water”).  You’ll Find as You Read Through Yahweh’s Word, (Like in Judges or Psalm), that We Always Call First and Yahweh Responds.

This Concept is All Over Yahweh’s Word.  If the Disciples Had Not Called Out to Yahoshua then He Would Have Kept On Walking Pass Them, (Mark 6:48-51).  If Moses Hadn‘t Cried Out to Yahweh About the Bitter Waters, if David Hadn‘t Inquired of Yahweh, and So On & So On.

I had Read in the Scriptures and Surmised that the Secret of King David’s Success Was that David Inquired of Yahweh, (1 Samuel 23:1-3; 1 Samuel 23:4-5; 1 Samuel 23:10-11; 1 Samuel 23:12-14;
1 Samuel 30:8-9; 2 Samuel 2:1-2; 2 Samuel 5:17-21; 2 Samuel 5:22-25; 2 Samuel 21:1; 1 Chronicles 14:10, 14
).
 

There May Be Other Examples, {But, these Are ALL the Verses that I Know at Present}; See Below to See these Verses On this Web Site ~ Exodus 15:25; Numbers 20:16; Deuteronomy 4:29; Deuteronomy 26:7; Joshua 24:7; Judges 3:15; Judges 3:9; Judges 6:6-9; Judges 10:10; 1 Samuel 7:3, 9; 1 Samuel 12:10; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Nehemiah 1:9; Psalm 18:6; Psalm 18:41; Psalm 30:2; Psalm 34:6; Psalm 50:15; Psalm 91:15; Psalm 107:6, 13; Psalm 145:18; Psalm 120:1; Isaiah 19:22; Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 51:11; Isaiah 55:7; Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 3:12, 14; Jeremiah 29:12-14; Jonah 2:2; Zechariah 1:3.

 
 
 

Drawing Near to Yahweh

Exodus 15:25 Then He Cried to Yahweh.  Yahweh Shown Him a Tree, and He Threw it into the Waters, and the Waters Were Made Sweet.  There He Made a Statute and an Ordinance For Them, and there He Tested Them;
Numbers 20:16 And When We Cried to Yahweh, He Heard Our Voice, and Sent an Angel, and Brought Us Forth Out of Egypt: And, Behold, We Are in Kadesh, a City in the Uttermost of Your border.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there You Shall Seek Yahweh Your God, and You Shall Find Him, When You Search After Him with ALL Your Heart and with ALL Your Soul.
Deuteronomy 26:7 And We Cried to Yahweh, the God of Our Fathers, and Yahweh Heard Our Voice, and Saw Our Affliction, and Our Toil, and Our Oppression;
Joshua 24:7 When they Cried Out to Yahweh, He Put Darkness Between You and the Egyptians, and Brought the Sea On Them, and Covered Them; and Your Eyes Saw What I Did in Egypt: and You Lived in the Wilderness Many Days.
Judges 3:15 But When the Children of Israel Cried to Yahweh, Yahweh Raised Them Up a Savior, Ehud the Son of Gera, the Benjamite, a Man Left-Handed.  The Children of Israel Sent Tribute by Him to Eglon the King of Moab.
Judges 3:9 When the Children of Israel Cried to Yahweh, Yahweh Raised Up a Savior to the Children of Israel, Who Saved Them, Even Othniel the Son of Kenaz, Caleb’s Younger Brother.
Judges 6:6 Israel Was Brought Very Low Because of Midian; and the Children of Israel Cried to Yahweh.
Judges 6:7 It Happened, When the Children of Israel Cried to Yahweh Because of Midian,
Judges 6:8 That Yahweh Sent a Prophet to the Children of Israel: and He Said to Them, Thus Says Yahweh, the God of Israel, I Brought You Up from Egypt, and Brought You Forth Out of the House of Bondage;
Judges 6:9 And I Delivered You Out of the Hand of the Egyptians, and Out of the Hand of ALL Who Oppressed You, and Drove Them Out from Before You, and Gave You their Land;
Judges 10:10 The Children of Israel Cried to Yahweh, Saying, We Have Sinned Against You, Even Because We Have Forsaken Our God, and Have Served the Baals.
1 Samuel 7:3 Samuel Spoke to ALL the House of Israel, Saying, If You Do Return to Yahweh with ALL Your Heart, then Put Away the Foreign Gods and the ‘Ashtaroth’ from Among You, and Direct Your Hearts to Yahweh, and Serve Him Only; and He Will Deliver You Out of the Hand of the Philistines.
1 Samuel 7:9 Samuel Took a Sucking Lamb, and Offered it For a Whole Burnt-Offering to Yahweh: and Samuel Cried to Yahweh For Israel; and Yahweh Answered Him.
1 Samuel 12:10 They Cried to Yahweh, and Said, We Have Sinned, Because We Have Forsaken Yahweh, and Have Served the Baals and the ‘Ashtaroth’: But Now Deliver Us Out of the Hand of Our Enemies, and We Will Serve You.
1 Chronicles 28:9 You, Solomon My Son, Know You the God of Your Father, and Serve Him with a Perfect Heart and with a Willing Mind; For Yahweh Searches ALL Hearts, and Understands ALL the Imaginations of the Thoughts: if You Seek Him, He Will Be Found of You; But if You Forsake Him, He Will Cast You Off Forever.
2 Chronicles 30:6 ... Turn Again Unto Yahweh God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He Will Return to the Remnant of You.
Nehemiah 1:9 But if You Return to Me, and Keep My Commandments and Do Them, Though Your Outcasts Were in the Uttermost Part of the Heavens, Yet Will I Gather Them from there, and Will Bring Them to the Place that I Have Chosen, to Cause My Name to Dwell there.
Psalm 18:6 In My Distress I Called On Yahweh, and Cried to My God.  He Heard My Voice Out of His Temple, My Cry Before Him Came into His Ears.
Psalm 18:41 They Cried, But there Was None to Save; Even to Yahweh, But He Didn’t Answer Them.
Psalm 30:2 Yahweh My God, I Cried to You, and You Have Healed Me.
Psalm 34:6 This Poor Man Cried, and Yahweh Heard Him, and Saved Him Out of ALL His Troubles.
Psalm 50:15 Call On Me in the Day of Trouble.  I Will Deliver You, and You Will Honor Me.”
Psalm 91:15 He Will Call On Me, and I Will Answer Him.  I Will Be with Him in Trouble.  I Will Deliver Him, and Honor Him.
Psalm 107:6 Then they Cried to Yahweh in their Trouble, and He Delivered Them Out of their Distresses,
Psalm 107:13 Then they Cried to Yahweh in their Trouble, and He Saved Them Out of their Distresses.
Psalm 145:18 Yahweh is Near to ALL Those Who Call On Him, To ALL Who Call On Him in Truth.
Psalm 120:1 In My Distress, I Cried to Yahweh.  He Answered Me.
Isaiah 19:22 Yahweh Will Strike Egypt, smiting and Healing; and they Shall Return to Yahweh, and He Will Be Entreated of Them, and Will Heal Them.
Isaiah 35:10 And the Ransomed of Yahweh Shall Return, and Come with Singing to Zion; and Everlasting Joy Shall Be On their Heads: they Shall Obtain Gladness and Joy, and Sorrow and Sighing Shall Flee Away.
Isaiah 51:11 The Ransomed of Yahweh Shall Return, and Come with Singing to Zion; and Everlasting Joy Shall Be On their Heads: they Shall Obtain Gladness and Joy; [and] Sorrow and Sighing Shall Flee Away.
Isaiah 55:7 Let The Wicked Forsake His Way, and the Unrighteous Man His Thoughts; and Let Him Return to Yahweh, and He Will Have Mercy On Him; and to Our God, For He Will Abundantly Pardon.
Jeremiah 3:22 Return, You Backsliding Children, I Will Heal Your Backsliding.  Behold, We Are Come to You; For You Are Yahweh Our God.
Jeremiah 3:12 Go, and Proclaim these Words Toward the North, and Say, Return, You Backsliding Israel, Says Yahweh; I Will Not Look in Anger On You; For I Am Merciful, Says Yahweh, I Will Not Keep [anger] Forever.
Jeremiah 3:14 Return, Backsliding Children, Says Yahweh; For I Am a Husband to You: and I Will Take You One of a City, and Two of a Family, and I Will Bring You to Zion:
Jeremiah 29:12 You Shall Call On Me, and You Shall Go and Pray to Me, and I Will Listen to You.
Jeremiah 29:13 You Shall Seek Me, and Find Me, When You Shall Search For Me with ALL Your Heart.
Jeremiah 29:14 I Will Be Found of You, Says Yahweh, and I Will Turn Again Your Captivity, and I Will Gather You from ALL the Nations, and from ALL the Places Wither I Have Driven You, Says Yahweh; and I Will Bring You Again to the Place Whence I Caused You to Be Carried Away Captive.
Jonah 2:2 He Said, “I Called Because of My Affliction to Yahweh.  He Answered Me.  Out of the Belly of Sheol I Cried.  You Heard My Voice.
Zechariah 1:3 Therefore Tell Them: Thus Says Yahweh of Hosts: ’Return to Me,’ Says Yahweh of Hosts, ’and I Will Return to You,’ Says Yahweh of Hosts.

 

 
 
 
 

Yahweh is Also Wanting Us to Draw Near To Him

  • “No One Can Come to Me Unless the Father Who Sent Me Draws Him.  And I Will Raise Him Up On the Last Day,” (John 6:44).

  • “And I, if I Am Lifted Up from the Earth, Will Draw ALL People to Myself,” (John 12:32).

  • You Shall Seek Yahweh Your God, and You Shall Find Him, When You Search After Him with ALL Your Heart and with ALL Your Soul, (Deuteronomy 4:29).

  • I Love Them that Love Me; and Those that Seek Me Early Shall Find Me, (Proverbs 8:17).

  • Call On Me in the Day of Trouble. I Will Deliver, and You Will Honor Me., (Psalm 50:15).

  • Yahweh is Near to ALL Those Who Call On Him, To ALL Who Call On Him in Truth, (Psalm 145:18).

  • If You Seek Him, He Will Be Found of You, (1 Chronicles 28:9).

  • He Will Call On Me, and I Will Answer Him. I Will Be with Him in Trouble. I Will Deliver Him, and Honor Him, (Psalm 91:15).

  • You Shall Call On Me, and You Shall Go and Pray to Me, and I Will Listen to You. You Shall Call On Me, and You Shall Go and Pray to Me, and I Will Listen to You. I Will Be Found of You, Says Yahweh, (Jeremiah 29:12-14).

  • Yahweh is Good. To Those Who Wait For Him, to the Soul that Seeks Him, (Lamentations 3:25).

  • Return to Me,” Says Yahweh of Hosts, “and I Will Return to You,” Says Yahweh of Hosts, (Zechariah 1:3).

  • Return to Me, and I Will Return to You,” Says Yahweh of Hosts, (Malachi 3:7).

  • Draw Near to Yahweh, and He Will Draw Near to You, (James 4:8).

  • But Whenever One Turns to Yahweh, the Veil is Taken Away, (2 Corinthians 3:16).

  • If a Man Therefore Purges Himself from these, He Will Be a Vessel For Honor, Sanctified, and Suitable For the Master’s Use, Prepared For Every Good Work, (2 Timothy 2:21).

  • That He is a Rewarder of Those Who Diligently Seek Him, (Hebrews 11:6).

  • Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock.  If Anyone Hears My Voice and Opens the Door, I Will Come in to Him, and Will Dine with Him, and He with Me, (Revelation 3:20).

  • That is Why Yahweh Says, “Turn to Me Now, While there is Time~!  Give Me Your Hearts.  Come with Fasting, Weeping, and Mourning,” (Joel 2:12).

  • Notice in Hebrews 11:6, that He is a Rewarder of Those Who Diligently Seek Him(Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 11:9), Reads, “Ask and it Will Be Given You.  Seek and You Will Find.  Knock and it Will Be Opened for You.  For Everyone Who Asks Receives, and He Who Seeks Finds, and to Him Who Knocks it Will Be Opened.”  (See Also Mark 11:24; John 14:13; John 16:23).

 
 
 

Drawing Near to Yahweh

 

Declarations

References

Abba Father, I Draw Near to You, to Have You Draw Near to Me, and I Seek You and I Search For You with My Whole Heart, and I Find You, and that You Are Found by Me.  Yahweh, I Find You Exceedingly Full of Grace, Merciful & Kind.

Yahweh, You Are My Deliverer, You Make Straight My Paths, and Set My Feet in a Large Place, and I Am Delivered from Evil and Released from ALL Bondages that Kept Me from You.

Yahweh, You Are My Rock. You Are My Fortress and My Buckler and My Deliverer, My God, My Strength, in Whom I Will Trust; My Shield, My Light And My Salvation and the Horn of My Salvation, My Strong & High Tower, My Refuge, My Stronghold, You Save Me from Violence.

I Call Upon Yahweh, Who is Worthy to Be Praised; So Shall I Be Saved from My Enemies.  You Are the One I Run to For Safety.  Yahweh You Are Our Protection, Shade).  You Keep Me Safe from Hidden Dangers and from Deadly Diseases.  Yahweh Who is Our Refuge, Covers Me with Your Wings.

I Am Safe in Your Care; Your Faithfulness Protects and Defends Me.   I Remain Under the Protection of the Almighty; You Are My Defender and Protector.

Oh Adonay Yahweh, (Lord of Lords, & King of Kings), You Are Awesome in Capabilities of Power and Might.  There is No Other God Like You in the Heavens or in the Earth, Keeping Covenant and Showing and Delighting in Extending Mercy, Loving-Kindness and Compassion to Your Servants Forever, Who Walk Before You with ALL their Heart.

Now to the King Eternal, immortal, Invisible, Invincible, to God Who Alone is Wise, Be Honor and Glory Forever and Ever, and I Hide in You~!

Deuteronomy 7:9; Deuteronomy 4:29;
1 Samuel 14:36; 1 Chronicles 15:2;
2 Chronicles 6:14; 2 Chronicles 16:9;
Isaiah 26:9; Jeremiah 29:12-14;
Lamentations 3:25-26; 57

2 Samuel 22:1-51; Psalm 18:1-50

Psalm 1:1-3;
Psalm 9:9-10;
Psalm 24:6;
Psalm 27:1;
Psalm 31:8;
Psalm 63:1;
Psalm 73:28;
Psalm 91:1-4; 15;
Psalm 105:3-4;
Psalm 145:18;
Proverbs 3:32
;

John 4:23; 2 Corinthians 3:15-16; 2 Corinthians 4:3;  1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 10:22; James 4:8; Revelation 3:20

 

 

Yahweh Desires to Fellowship with Us.  It’s Our Part to Draw Close to Yahweh First~!

1 Corinthians 1:9

 

 

11 For I Know the Thoughts that I Think Toward You, Says Yahweh, Thoughts of Peace and Not of Evil, to Give You a Future and a Hope.
12 then You Will Call Upon Me and Go and Pray to Me, and I Will Listen to You.
13 And You Will Seek Me and Find Me, When You Search For Me with ALL Your Heart.
14 I Will Be Found by You, Says Yahweh, and I Will Bring You Back from Your Captivity; I Will Gather You from ALL the Nations and from ALL the Places Where I Have Driven You, Says Yahweh, and I Will Bring You to the Place from Which I Cause You to Be Carried Away Captive, (Jeremiah 29:11-14),

Therefore Tell Them: Thus Says Yahweh of Hosts:, “Return to Me,” Says Yahweh of Hosts, “And I Will Return to You,” Says Yahweh of Hosts.  Don’t You Be Like Your Fathers, to Whom the Former Prophets Proclaimed, Saying: Thus Says Yahweh of Hosts, “Return Now from Your Evil Ways, and from Your Evil Doings;” But they Did Not Hear, Nor Listen to Me, Says Yahweh, (Zechariah 1:3-4).  Yahweh Puts His Signature On this Promise Many Times~!

Return’, (Strong’s Concordance # 7725)

The Scriptures is Rich in idioms Describing Man’s Responsibility in the Process of Repentance.  Such Phrases Would Include the Following:, “Incline Your Heart Unto Yahweh Your God,” (Joshua 24:23), ; “Circumcise Yourselves to Yahweh,” (Jeremiah 4:4); “Wash Your Heart from Wickedness(Jeremiah 4:14); “Break Up Your Fallow Ground(Hosea 10:12).

(from Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Copyright © 1980 by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.)

Hosea 10:12; Joshua 24:23; 2 Chronicles 15:2; Nehemiah 1:9; Jeremiah 4:4; 14; Jeremiah 29:11-14; Zechariah 1:3-4; Malachi 3:7

Deuteronomy 4:29-30

You Have Said, Seek My Face [Inquire For and Require My Presence as Your Vital Need].  My Heart Says to You, Your Face (Your Presence), Yahweh, Will I Seek, Inquire For, and Require [of Necessity and On the Authority of Your Word]

 Amplified Bible Classic Edition ~  Psalm 27:8
 
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(Genesis 21:20; 2 Chronicles 1:1; 2 Chronicles 15:9; Acts 7:9; Acts 10:38;
Numbers 14:9; Judges 6:12-13; 1 Samuel 16:18; 2 Samuel 7:3; 2 Kings 3:12; 2 Chronicles 15:2;
2 Chronicles 20:17; Psalms 25:14; Jeremiah 20:11; Zechariah 10:5;
Genesis 26:24; Genesis 28:15; 1 Samuel 14:7; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 43:5; Jeremiah 1:8;
Jeremiah 1:19; Jeremiah 15:20; Jeremiah 30:11; Jeremiah 42:11; Jeremiah 46:28; Haggai 1:13;
Haggai 2:4; Matthew 28:20; John 13:33; Acts 18:10; Psalm 118:6; Romans 8:31
)
 
 
 
 

Caleb


Caleb Was a Man that Drew Close to Yahweh.  The Scriptures Only Mention Caleb 25 Times; If Something is Said More than Once in the Scriptures, then that Indicates that it is Important to the Kingdom of Yahweh, (In the Mouth of Two or Three Witnesses Shall Every Word Be Established ~ (Matthew 18:16 ; 2 Corinthians 13:1).  However, Seven Times it Was Said of Caleb.

That Caleb Wholly Served Yahweh~!

(Numbers 14:24; Numbers 32:11-12; Deuteronomy 1:36; Joshua 14:8-9, 14)

In Joshua 14:14, Some Translations Say, “WholeHeartedly.”  Caleb Was, “All In~!
You Wouldn’t Find Caleb Doing His Own Stuff Part of the Time and Serving Yahweh Only When it Was Convenient~!  But, the Word Wholly Would Also Mean in Our Vernacular, “His Whole Life.”  Some Have Grown Older and May Feel that their Part to Play in the Kingdom of Yahweh is Over~!

Not So.  According to Psalm 92:12-14, The Scriptures Tell Us that, “Then Shall Still Bring Forth Fruit in Old Age.”

 
 
 
 

Otis Redding


Do You Know Who Otis Redding is or Where He is from?  Did You Know He First Sang, (“Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay,” Before Glen Campbell Did; and Sang, “Respect” Before it Became the Signature Song For Aretha Franklin.  Otis Redding Was Nicknamed, “King of Soul.”  Twenty-seven Years After His Death, Otis Redding’s Influences is Still Strong. Can We Still Learn Something from Otis Redding?

Redding Wrote and Recorded the iconic, “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay,” with Steve Cropper, (You Might Remember Him from, “The Blues Brother,” Movie, (an Instrumental Version Otis Redding Was played in, “The Blues Brothers,” Movie Was, “I Can’t Turn You Lose,” Used as they Came On Stage and in the Chase Scenes).

Otis Redding Was from Dawson, Georgia But Was Raised in Macon, Georgia, Not too Far Away from Augusta, Georgia, Where James Brown, (Soul Brother Number One), Was from. and they Knew Each Other. In Fact, James Brown Sold Otis Redding His Airplane and it Was that Very Plane that Otis Redding and ALL But One of His Band Members Crashed in On December 10, 1967.

You Can See His Last Performance On December 9, 1967, On the Upbeat Television Show Produced in Cleveland One Day Before that Crash in 1967 as Otis Redding Sings, “Try a Little Tenderness” at
http://youtu.Be/azpUTXntVag

James Brown Claimed in His Autobiography, “The Godfather of Soul,” that He Had Warned Redding Not to Fly in the Plane.  Although the Weather Was Poor, with Heavy Rain and Fog and Despite Warnings, the Plane Took Off.  Redding Died Just Three Days After Recording Dock of the Bay. The Song Became the First Posthumous Number-one Record On Both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts After His Death in that Plane Crash. (“Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay,” “Respect” And, “Try a Little Tenderness” Are Among His Best-Known Songs.

Sometimes We Also Ignore Warnings Also.  I Hope that Today You Will Hear God’s Voice and Turn While there is Still Time.  Take a Look ALL the Scriptures Above that Say Repeatedly, No Matter How Far You Strayed that if You Will Draw Close to Yahweh, He Will Draw Close to You~!

But if from there You Will Seek, (Inquire For and Require as Necessity), Yahweh Your God, You WILL Find Him if You [Truly ] Seek Him with ALL Your Heart [and Mind] and Soul and Life. When You Are in Tribulation and ALL these Things Come Upon You, in the Latter Days You Will Turn to Yahweh Your God and Be Obedient to His Voice, (Deuteronomy 4:29-30).

Ask Yahweh to Grant to You the Gift of Repentance, (2 Timothy 2:21-26).

 
 
 

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