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In HIM i found me

Crosses Everywhere

When I became a Jewish believer in Jesus I recognized HIM on the Cross and accepted His death in exchange for mine. Later I understood that in order to be HIS Follower I needed to take up my own Cross in this life filled with storms. Then, as I looked at His Cross I saw myself on the Cross next to HIM.

Today as a believer for 32 years at the age of 70, I see myself held tightly in the arms of Jesus. I have become part of HIS Cross and I no longer carry mine.
He … knew my name in Eternity Past
He … knew my story in Eternity Past
I … was on His mind when He Died

HE IS RISEN and because HE HAS….so will I.
Remember and Share HIS Story ! ! !
IN HIM i found me

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Science vs Biblical Truth: Flat Earth or Circle?

Apparently, there is a growing movement of people who believe that the earth is flat. Yes, this isn’t fake news and you can access the article here. In another article, the history behind the possible discovery that the earth is a sphere is given and that Pythagoras (Greek philosopher & mathematician) “provides the earliest arguments for why the Earth is round” in 500 BC.

What does the Word of God say? Well, ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel, revealed to the Prophet Isaiah, between 742 and 689 BC that the earth is a sphere. In Isaiah 40:22 :

22 He who sits above the circle of the earth – for whom its inhabitants appear like grasshoppers – stretches out the heavens like a curtain, spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Biblical truth is beautiful, pure and correct!

Have a good Friday

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Blogiversary & Testimony

blogiversary.pngHappy blogiversary to my blog!

Thank you very much for following and for all the likes. It’s really very much appreciated. A special thanks and acknowledgment to Kae Bucher from https://bucketsonabarefootbeach.com/ For some kool recipes, check out https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/

It’s been almost a year since I made my first 3 blogposts. A couple of months before I started blogging, I’d noticed many testimonies from Jewish believers in Yeshua on Youtube from 1 particular channel. I’ve seen a handful of testimonies over the years, but never these many.  I felt this intense need to also share in this; and to share about the biblical truth regarding the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua Mashiach (The Messiah). So, I started this blog. I say my first 3 posts because as I was new to blogging and WordPress, I thought about what to post about. I remembered what the Torah (ADONAI’S instructions) say about 2 or 3 witnesses. So, I posted 3 videos of my favourite testimonies from Jewish believers in Yeshua. That was a start….

I’ve been a believer in Yeshua Mashiach since 2002 . Before 2002, it was almost like I was “blind”. I had no idea. I just didn’t see nor understand anything about the Bible, Yeshua etc. Nothing. A couple of years before, in 1998, I was living in London, UK at the time. I made an attempt to search for a higher divine figure, but I was disappointed by what was presented to me. I didn’t feel nor experience anything in man made religions nor astrology. So, I didn’t pursue it further.

However, 1 night in early February 2002, my life changed. My eyes were opened, I rediscovered my Jewishness and this set me on a path to find the Jewish Messiah. At first, I thought I should focus on Orthodox  Judaism, but I was very cautious. You don’t just radically change your life just like that. It’s only logical that you have to test it and be sure. I decided to start by reading the Word of God and the Book of Genesis. I took a Bible and I really read this for the first time.  This Book is alive and I kept reading (and I’m still reading the Word of God every week). But, I had questions.

Later in 2002, I was a final year undergraduate student and I met a middle eastern looking man, an Israeli (same age as me) at a social gathering one evening. He was a friend of a friend of a friend (you know how it is). There was something about him. He was probably the most Jewish person I’ve ever met in my life, a Hebrew speaking Israeli, who was studying at the same university. As I was going through this transitional phase from a non believer to a believer, I had alot of questions. After this initial meeting, we met again one day on campus. We were both waiting for our classes. During this conversion, we discussed various things,  but for some reason ( I was quite direct (very tachles) I asked him whether he believed in Jesus (as I didn’t know the name Yeshua at the time). I don’t know why I asked this as Jews don’t believe in Yeshua…right?…right?…WRONG! He confirmed that he, his sister, parents and maternal grandfather were all believers in Yeshua and there were others. He explained that they emigrated from Israel as it was difficult being a believer and living in Israel. This testimony answered my questions. I placed my belief in Yeshua and I also started to keep ADONAI’s appointed times from that year onwards. (Also later in 2002, a family member who has visited Israel many times, also confirmed that there are Jews in Israel who believe in Yeshua and she also believe in Yeshua)

Since then, my life changed. It’s completely changed. It’s not a good nor great feeling…it’s is an “absolutely fabulous, amazing, super, out of this world, divine, pure, unbelievably shalom, beyond a natural high, peace at heart and mind, words can’t describe it” type of feeling.  I mean, if you are attending a group, congregation, temple, church (whatever you want to call it) and you are wondering why you are there, then you are at the wrong place. Instead, read the Word of God, pray in the name of Yeshua and experience 100% pure ADONAI. Find out the truth for yourself. It’s free.

To conclude: ADONAI is real! Yeshua is real! The Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) is Real! and you can be Jewish and believe in Yeshua. Afterall, Yeshua is Jewish! He is the King of IsraeL, AND the King of both Jew and Gentile. We are together part of the olive tree. Man made religion isn’t a true representation of ADONAI. Actually, it is completely false. Man made religion is similar to junk food. It looks good, but it’s really bad for you.  I was / am a sinner but I can see the strong Right hand of ADONAI working in my life many times over. HE has helped me out difficult situations & times, given me everything and more. I don’t deserve this grace, such love.

Life is really about this concept: we should walk with ADONAI, praise HIM, fear HIM, talk to HIM (through Yeshua) and follow HIS instructions. ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel will show you amazing things.

I hope this will help you (whomever you are and your background) to find Yeshua Mashiach (the Messiah). Salvation and ADONAI’S instructions (Torah) have been sent out from Israel to everyone and are coming back to the Jews now.

This is my favourite testimony.

 

 

 

This Shabbat

Much less of me

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

This week, I needed some encouragement. It’s just work…you know how it is sometimes…the ups and the downs. I felt a bit like this:

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I was paging through the Word of God and I saw the verses from the prophet Habakkuk 3:17-19:

For even if the fig tree doesn’t blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines,
even if the olive tree fails to produce,
and the fields yield no food at all,
even if the sheep vanish from the sheep pen,
and there are no cows in the stalls;
18 still, I will rejoice in Adonai,
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
19 Elohim Adonai is my strength!
He makes me swift and sure-footed as a deer
and enables me to stride over my high places.

Biblical truth is beautiful. Our Protector is always there to give us new strength!

After reading these, I started to read chapter 2 of Habakkuk: Some of the verses stood out: “Look at the proud…Woe to him who amasses other people’s wealth…. Woe to him who seeks unjust gain for his household… Woe to him who builds a city with blood… Woe to him who has his neighbor drink, adds his own poison and makes him drunk…What good is an idol… (You can read the full chapter below and here)

It made me think of how people will act (or are acting now, to be more precise) in the acharit – hayamim  (the last days). In 2 Timothy 3: 1-5 we read:

Moreover, understand this: in the acharit-hayamim will come trying times. People will be self-loving, money-loving, proud, arrogant, insulting, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, uncontrolled, brutal, hateful of good, traitorous, headstrong, swollen with conceit, loving pleasure rather than God, as they retain the outer form of religion but deny its power. Stay away from these people!

Yeshua also said in Luke 14:11 :

11 Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.”

We also read in Galatians 2:20:

20 When the Messiah was executed on the stake as a criminal, I was too; so that my proud ego no longer lives. But the Messiah lives in me, and the life I now live in my body I live by the same trusting faithfulness that the Son of God had, who loved me and gave himself up for me.

In this “me” generation, I say to myself:

Less of my hopelessness and more of ADONAI

Less of my negative thoughts / words and more of ADONAI

Less of my pride and more of ADONAI

Less of my lust and more of ADONAI

Less of my self-centeredness and more of ADONAI

Much less of me and much more of ADONAI and the Word of God!

 

All glory to Yeshua, King of Israel! I hope you have a peaceful shabbat!

 

 

Habakkuk 2 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

I will stand at my watchpost;
I will station myself on the rampart.
I will look to see what [God] will say through me
and what I will answer when I am reproved.

 

Then Adonai answered me; he said,

“Write down the vision clearly on tablets,
so that even a runner can read it.

For the vision is meant for its appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and it does not lie.
It may take a while, but wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.

 

“Look at the proud: he is inwardly not upright;
but the righteous will attain life through trusting faithfulness.
Truly, wine is treacherous;
the arrogant will not live at peace
but keeps expanding his desires like Sh’ol;
like death, he can never be satisfied;
he keeps collecting all the nations for himself,
rallying to himself all the peoples.
Won’t all these take up taunting him
and say about him, in mocking riddles,
‘Woe to him who amasses other people’s wealth! —
how long must it go on? —
and to him who adds to himself the weight
of goods taken in pledge!
Won’t your own creditors suddenly stand,
won’t those who make you tremble wake up?
You will become their spoil.
Because you plundered many nations,
all the rest of the peoples will plunder you;
because of the bloodshed and violence done
to the land, the city and all who live there.

“‘Woe to him who seeks unjust gain for his household,
putting his nest on the heights,
in order to be safe from the reach of harm.
10 By scheming to destroy many peoples,
you have brought shame to your house
and forfeited your life.
11 For the very stones will cry out from the wall,
and a beam in the framework will answer them.

12 “‘Woe to him who builds a city with blood
and founds a town on injustice,
13 so that people toil for what will be burned up,
and nations exhaust themselves to no purpose.
Isn’t all this from AdonaiTzva’ot?
14 For the earth will be as full
of the knowledge of Adonai’s glory
as water covering the sea.

15 “‘Woe to him who has his neighbor drink,
adds his own poison and makes him drunk,
in order to see him naked.
16 You are filled with shame, not glory.
You, drink too, and stagger!
The cup of Adonai’s right hand
will be turned against you;
your shame will exceed your glory.
17 For the violence done to the L’vanon
will overwhelm you,
and the destruction of the wild animals
will terrify you;
because of the bloodshed and violence done
to the land, the city and all who live there.’”

18 What good is an idol, once its maker has shaped it,
a cast metal image and a teacher of lies,
that its maker puts his trust in it,
and goes on making non-gods, unable to talk?
19 Woe to him who tells a piece of wood, “Wake up!”
or a speechless stone, “Rouse yourself!”
Can this thing teach? Why, it’s covered with gold and silver,
without the slightest breath in it!
20 But Adonai is in his holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before him.

This Shabbat

Let Yeshua calm the storm in your life

Shabbat Shalom, my Jewish and Gentile Friends!

I’d like to say thank you for following my blog and the likes. It’s all very much appreciated! 😊

For this Shabbat, we read in Matthew / Mattityahu  8: 23-27; (with the same account in Mark 4: 35-41 and Luke 8 22-25 ) that

[Yeshua]  boarded the boat, and his talmidim followed. 24 Then, without warning, a furious storm arose on the lake, so that waves were sweeping over the boat. But yeshua was sleeping. 25 So they came and roused him, saying, “Sir! Help! We’re about to die!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? So little trust you have!” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and there was a dead calm. 27 The men were astounded. They asked, “What kind of man is this, that even the winds and sea obey him?”

I’m sure you’ve read this account many times before. Have you noticed that Yeshua was sleeping, the people thought that they were about to be killed and then Yeshua responded? Also, have you read this in conjunction with the verses below?

If we read Dani’el 7: 21 -22:

 I watched, and that horn made war with the holy ones and was winning, 22 until the Ancient One came, judgment was given in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, and the time came for the holy ones to take over the kingdom.

The same with Zechariah 14: 1- 5, the nations will fight against Yerushalayim ( or Israel) and it will appear that these enemy armies will be winning and then ADONAI will strike back.

Look, a day is coming for Adonai

when your plunder, [Yerushalayim], will be divided

right there within you.

2 “For I will gather all the nations

against Yerushalayim for war.

The city will be taken,

the houses will be rifled,

the women will be raped,

and half the city will go into exile;

but the rest of the people

will not be cut off from the city.”

3 Then Adonai will go out

and fight against those nations,

fighting as on a day of battle.

4 On that day his feet will stand

on the Mount of Olives,

which lies to the east of Yerushalayim;

and the Mount of Olives will be split in half

from east to west, to make a huge valley.

Half of the mountain will move toward the north,

and half of it toward the south.

5 You will flee to the valley in the mountains,

for the valley in the mountains will reach to Atzel.

You will flee, just as you fled before the earthquake

in the days of ‘Uziyah king of Y’hudah.

Then Adonai my God will come

to you with all the holy ones.

Also in the Book of Revelation where there will be suffering of the believers, (the Great Persecution / Tribulation),  but then ADONAI’s will be victorious in the end. Let’s read Revelation 13 1- 10:

“ and I saw a beast come up out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads. On its horns were ten royal crowns and on its heads blasphemous names. 2 The beast which I saw was like a leopard, but with feet like those of a bear and a mouth like the mouth of a lion. To it the dragon gave its power, its throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast appeared to have received a fatal wound, but its fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed after the beast in amazement. 4 They worshipped the dragon, because he had given his authority to the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying,

“Who is like the beast?

Who can fight against it?”

5 It was given a mouth speaking arrogant blasphemies; and it was given authority to act for forty-two months. 6 So it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to insult his name and his Sh’khinah, and those living in heaven; 7 it was allowed to make war on God’s holy people and to defeat them; and it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 Everyone living on earth will worship it except those whose names are written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb slaughtered before the world was founded. 9 Those who have ears, let them hear!

10 “If anyone is meant for captivity,

into captivity he goes!

If anyone is to be killed with the sword,

with the sword he is to be killed!”[a]

This is when God’s holy people must persevere and trust!

If we look at the above-mentioned verses from the Prophets and the Brit Chadasha (New Testament), there is a definite pattern here: there is an attack or war on believers and it looks like the adversary (ha satan) will win, but then ADONAI acts.

These verses also refer to an attack (or a war) on the the believers as a collective group, but sometimes, a much smaller version of this attack or war from the adversary happens in our lives.   If you are experiencing something in your life now, remember Yeshua’s words in Matthew / Mattityahu 8 verse 26 “[Yeshua] said to them, “Why are you afraid? So little trust you have!”. We should hold on to this truth that has been revealed to us by Yeshua, The King of Israel. The same applies to the coming “storm”, if you know what I mean.  Keep awake and trust in Yeshua!

Remember the formula: praise + pray + prophesy = walking with ELOHIM (ADONAI, Yeshua & Ruach ha Kodesh / Holy Spirit).

I hope you have a peaceful Shabbat and good week!

The Word of God says

Re-blogged: The Birth of the Male Child

Revelation 12:1-6 The End Times In my last post, we explored Revelation 11:15-19 dealing with the Seventh Shofar. In this post, we begin to explore Revelation 12 by unpacking verses 1-6, The Birth of the Male Child. “Now a great sign was seen in heaven — a woman clothed with the sun, under her feet […]

via The Birth of the Male Child — My Heart is for Israel

I recommend reading this series of blog posts on the Book of Revelation from the blog My Heart is for Israel.

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The Branch, the Root of King David, the Lion of Judah and the Bright Morning Star

Yeshua is the Branch, the Root of David, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Bright Morning Star

All glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach; the King of Israel, the King of the Jews

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

We are Jews and Gentiles together who are praising, praying, and prophesying about ADONAI

Tell them:

The two sticks of Judah and Joseph are one; the wild and cultivated branches are together as one Olive Tree

One King will be king for all of them; ADONAI will be their God, and they will be ADONAI’S people

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

All glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach, the Lion of Judah

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

ADONAI is our God, ADONAI is One

ADONAI TZVA’OT – our Protector, our Shomer

The nations will know that ADONAI who sets Isra’el apart as holy, when ADONAI’S sanctuary is with them forever.

ADONAI is our God, ADONAI is one!

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

All glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach; the Jewish Messiah, the Bright Morning Star

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

Yeshua is the Way, the Truth and the Life

For the testimony of Yeshua is the Spirit of prophecy.

Halleluyah!, Halleluyah!

Amen

 

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Baruch atah Adonai

A beautiful poem by Kae Bucher!

Buckets on a Barefoot Beach


I am woman,

I am one

of these earthly scented things

a suckling being

who sucks sunshine from Eden

an hourglass holding moments

in a seashell

a sea-swell of trees and

flowers and scattered dandelions

and dust

I am a mint scented lioness

who walks through jaded forests

yet cries in the middle of the night

to be held

a wild wavy woman

who sometimes

flings about on frothing waves

but is gathered

to the bosom of Yah

like flowers

Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good.

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This Shabbat

A woman reached out to Yeshua (Yeshua’s interaction with women)

Shabbat Shalom, friends.

We read that during Yeshua’s ministry in the Land of Israel, there are a number of accounts where He had interactions with both Jewish and Gentile women.  These are remarkable as Yeshua broke social stigma, valued women’s testimonies and effort; healed women, saved a woman for being stoned and encouraged women to study the Word of God.  In today’s terminology, He could be seen as promoting women’s rights.

Let’s read through these:

Divorce

Matthew (Mattityahu) 5:31-32

31 “It was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife must give her a get.’[d]32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, makes her an adulteress; and that anyone who marries a divorcee commits adultery.

Healing

Matthew (Mattityahu)  9:20-21

20 A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years approached him from behind and touched the tzitzit on his robe. 21 For she said to herself, “If I can only touch his robe, I will be healed.” 22 Yeshua turned, saw her and said, “Courage, daughter! Your trust has healed you.” And she was instantly healed.

Matthew (Mattityahu) 9:18-19;23-26

 18 While he was talking, an official came in, kneeled down in front of him and said, “My daughter has just died. But if you come and lay your hand on her, she will live.” 19 Yeshua, with his talmidim, got up and followed him.

23 When Yeshua arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute-players, and the crowd in an uproar, 24 he said, “Everybody out! The girl isn’t dead, she’s only sleeping!” And they jeered at him. 25 But after the people had been put outside, he entered and took hold of the girl’s hand, and she got up. 26 News of this spread through all that region.

Effort & contribution

Mark 12:41-44

41 Then Yeshua sat down opposite the Temple treasury and watched the crowd as they put money into the offering-boxes. Many rich people put in large sums, 42 but a poor widow came and put in two small coins. 43 He called his talmidim to him and said to them, “Yes! I tell you, this poor widow has put more in the offering-box than all the others making donations. 44 For all of them, out of their wealth, have contributed money they can easily spare; but she, out of her poverty, has given everything she had to live on.”

Testimony of a gentile woman

John (Yochanan) 4:5-42

He came to a town in Shomron called Sh’khem, near the field Ya‘akov had given to his son Yosef. Ya‘akov’s Well was there; so Yeshua, exhausted from his travel, sat down by the well; it was about noon. A woman from Shomron came to draw some water; and Yeshua said to her, “Give me a drink of water.” (His talmidim had gone into town to buy food.) The woman from Shomron said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for water from me, a woman of Shomron?” (For Jews don’t associate with people from Shomron.) 10 Yeshua answered her, “If you knew God’s gift, that is, who it is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink of water,’ then you would have asked him; and he would have given you living water.”

11 She said to him, “Sir, you don’t have a bucket, and the well is deep; so where do you get this ‘living water’? 12 You aren’t greater than our father Ya‘akov, are you? He gave us this well and drank from it, and so did his sons and his cattle.” 13 Yeshua answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I will give him will never be thirsty again! On the contrary, the water I give him will become a spring of water inside him, welling up into eternal life!”

15 “Sir, give me this water,” the woman said to him, “so that I won’t have to be thirsty and keep coming here to draw water.” 16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” 17 She answered, “I don’t have a husband.” Yeshua said to her, “You’re right, you don’t have a husband! 18 You’ve had five husbands in the past, and you’re not married to the man you’re living with now! You’ve spoken the truth!”

19 “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet,” the woman replied. 20 “Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, but you people say that the place where one has to worship is in Yerushalayim.” 21 Yeshua said, “Lady, believe me, the time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Yerushalayim. 22 You people don’t know what you are worshipping; we worship what we do know, because salvation comes from the Jews. 23 But the time is coming — indeed, it’s here now — when the true worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly, for these are the kind of people the Father wants worshipping him. 24 God is spirit; and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly.

25 The woman replied, “I know that Mashiach is coming” (that is, “the one who has been anointed”). “When he comes, he will tell us everything.” 26 Yeshua said to her, “I, the person speaking to you, am he.”

27 Just then, his talmidim arrived. They were amazed that he was talking with a woman; but none of them said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water-jar, went back to the town and said to the people there, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done. Could it be that this is the Messiah?” 30 They left the town and began coming toward him.

31 Meanwhile, the talmidim were urging Yeshua, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he answered, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.” 33 At this, the talmidim asked one another, “Could someone have brought him food?” 34 Yeshua said to them, “My food is to do what the one who sent me wants and to bring his work to completion. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘Four more months and then the harvest’? Well, what I say to you is: open your eyes and look at the fields! They’re already ripe for harvest! 36 The one who reaps receives his wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that the reaper and the sower may be glad together — 37 for in this matter, the proverb, ‘One sows and another reaps,’ holds true. 38 I sent you to reap what you haven’t worked for. Others have done the hard labor, and you have benefited from their work.”

39 Many people from that town in Shomron put their trust in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all the things I did.” 40 So when these people from Shomron came to him, they asked him to stay with them. He stayed two days, 41 and many more came to trust because of what he said. 42 They said to the woman, “We no longer trust because of what you said, because we have heard for ourselves. We know indeed that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

Stopped the stoning of a woman

John (Yochanan) 8:1-11

But Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak, he appeared again in the Temple Court, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The Torah-teachers and the P’rushim brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery and made her stand in the center of the group. Then they said to him, “Rabbi, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in our Torah, Moshe commanded that such a woman be stoned to death. What do you say about it?” They said this to trap him, so that they might have ground for bringing charges against him; but Yeshua bent down and began writing in the dust with his finger. When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “The one of you who is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then he bent down and wrote in the dust again. On hearing this, they began to leave, one by one, the older ones first, until he was left alone, with the woman still there. 10 Standing up, Yeshua said to her, “Where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, sir.” Yeshua said, “Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and don’t sin any more.”

Encouragement to study the Word of God

Luke 10:38-42

38 On their way Yeshua and his talmidim came to a village where a woman named Marta welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Miryam who also sat at the Lord’s feet and heard what he had to say. 40 But Marta was busy with all the work to be done; so, going up to him, she said, “Sir, don’t you care that my sister has been leaving me to do all the work by myself?” 41 However, the Lord answered her, “Marta, Marta, you are fretting and worrying about so many things! 42 But there is only one thing that is essential. Miryam has chosen the right thing, and it won’t be taken away from her.”

First appearance after resurrection

Matthew (Mattityahu) 28: 1-8

After Shabbat, as the next day was dawning, Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam went to see the grave. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, for an angel of Adonai came down from heaven, rolled away the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow. The guards were so terrified at him that they trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Yeshua, who was executed on the stake. He is not here, because he has been raised — just as he said! Come and look at the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell the talmidim, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and now he is going to the Galil ahead of you. You will see him there.’ Now I have told you.”

So they left the tomb quickly, frightened yet filled with joy; and they ran to give the news to his talmidimSuddenly Yeshua met them and said, “Shalom!” They came up and took hold of his feet as they fell down in front of him. 10 Then Yeshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go and tell my brothers to go to the Galil, and they will see me there.”

 

To conclude: Women – reach out to Yeshua, throw all your anxieties upon him, because he cares about you (1 Peter (Kefa) 5:7). Remember that you are beautiful! Have a peaceful Shabbat.

Please check out this testimony of a woman saved by Yeshua during a vision. Remarkable!

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The Aaronic Blessing: Numbers (B’midbar) 6: 22-27

22 Adonai said to Moshe, 23 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Isra’el: you are to say to them,

24 Y’varekh’kha Adonai v’yishmerekha.
[May Adonai bless you and keep you.]
25 Ya’er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekka.
[May Adonai make his face shine on you and show you his favor.]
26 Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha shalom.
[May Adonai lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]’

27 “In this way they are to put my name on the people of Isra’el, so that I will bless them.”

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Yeshua discussed the destruction of the Temple: 17th of Tammuz / Shiv’ah Asar b’Tammuz / שבעה עשר בתמוז‎‎

In Matthew 24: 1 and 2 (CJB), we read that “[a]s Yeshua left the Temple and was going away, his talmidim came and called his attention to its buildings.  But he answered them, “You see all these? Yes! I tell you, they will be totally destroyed — not a single stone will be left standing!”.

Earlier this week, it was the 17th of Tammuz known as Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, is the start of a three-week mourning period for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples. The walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans, in the year 69, after a lengthy siege. (Three weeks later, after the Jews put up a valiant struggle, the Romans destroyed the second Holy Temple on the 9th of Av.) An historical account of the bloody conflict could be found in Josephus (Wars V, VI). The Temple was destroyed on the 10th day of the 5th month, according to Jewish tradition — ironically, the same day of the year upon which Nebuchadnezzar had burned down the first temple, some 656 years earlier!

Although, this period isn’t part of the biblical feasts or appointed times, what is important to note that Yeshua prophesied about this event approximately 40 years before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Yeshua prophesied about near future and far future events (these far future events are possibly applicable to our times – if you read further in Matthew 24 and Mark 13). I will blog about these at a later date.

Whereas the 17th of Tammuz and the three week period are a day and period of sorrow and mourning; for us believers in Yeshua, it should be a period of joy as Yeshua rebuilt the Temple (i.e his body) within 3 days (John 2:19).