Appointed Times

Sukkot – Celebrating Living Waters

 

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A celebration of a most joyous holy occasion!

Day one to day eight of a holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God, ADONAI

A seven day sukkah of holy tribute to events of old

Fruits, palm fronds, thick branches and river-willows decoratively covering hardship of (sinful) slavery in remembrance of freedom

A flowing freedom from the rivers of living waters

Flowing from the spring of Salvation (haYeshu’ah / הַיְשׁוּעָֽה)

Flowing from your inmost being as we trust in our priestly King of Israel!

Yeshua haMashiach

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

 

As on the future day of victory when fresh water will flow out of Jerusalem,

our priestly King of Israel, will the King of the whole world

On this day, His Name will be the only Name!

Yeshua haMashiach

The name that means salvation

Salvation for everyone

All glory to Yeshua, our priestly King of Israel!

 

For in future times, no rain will fall, no river will overflow

If we (Jew and Gentile Nations) abandon the festival of Sukkot

If we forget this holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God

This river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal,

Flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

 

All glory to our Almighty Living God of Israel

Our God! The God of our salvation

The God of my strength, my song, my shelter and my fortress!

We are Your people!

You’ve opened the gates of righteousness for me, for all of us

Our God! The God of our salvation

Our Yeshu’ah!

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

Please, ADONAI! Save us! Please, ADONAI! Rescue us!

In the name of Yeshua

Amen

 

Please watch this video on Tehillim / Psalm 118: 19 – 25 (daily Sukkot prayer) as explained by Messianic Rabbi Shapira

 

Sources:

Tehillim / Psalm 91

Tehillim / Psalm 118

Revelation 21

Revelation 22:1-2

Z’haryah / Zechariah 14: 8 – 9; 16 – 19

Yirmeyahu / Jeremiah 17:13

Yeshayahu / Isaiah 12: 2 – 3

Yochanan / John 7: 37 – 39

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Appointed Times

Yom Kippur 5778: Clothed in White Robes of Salvation

 

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Yom Kippur

 

The Day of atonement of our sins

Not just another ordinary day – A Holy day!

The Day for a holy convocation

A Day for denying ourselves

A Shabbat Day of complete rest

A Day for wearing white

Just like our sins were made white as snow, like wool

 

 

Our Priestly King made atonement of our sins in one action – forever!

Like a lamb led to be slaughtered – He present himself as a guilt offering

The old system for atonement of sins removed – forever!

The temple rebuilt – forever!

Our King, the King of Israel, The King of the Jews and Gentiles

Yeshua ha Mashiach (The Messiah)

 

 

We are the King’s cohanim (a royal priesthood)

Clothed in white robes of salvation

Clothed in righteousness

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

 

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

Our King (looking like he is clothed) with the white clouds returned to the Right Hand of ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel

Waiting for the designated time to return

 

We; the King’s cohanim together

Clothed in white robes of salvation

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

 

 

Our King clothed in white robes

A gold band around his chest

With fire in his eyes

His hair white as snow

Ready to return – soon

But before that day – someday, a great war

 

This great war is closer than we realise

Enemies of the Word of ADONAI

Clothed with hate and redness of blood

A worldly people clothed in unholy worthless robes of confusion

Clothed in chaos, shame, lust and unimaginable sin caused by a lack of Torah (ADONAI’S instructions) and directed by their own worldly understanding

The darkness of a self-loving, money hungry world, dripping into their eyes, blinding them as they follow their own desires

Yet, in their sights through their darkened eyes:

Jerusalem – you staggering cup for the nations

The enemies – making ready to attack Israel and all believers of the Word of ADONAI

 

But-

 

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

For victory! [selah]

 

For our King of Israel will return

With the white clouds

Like lighting that flashes out of the east

The blowing of the Shofar announcing our King’s return

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah seen by every eye in this unholy filthy world

The Tribes of the Land of Israel are mourning while He is

Standing on Mount of Olives

To fight for us

Against the enemies of the Word of ADONAI

 

For our King of Israel, the Ancient One with the name:

Pele-Yo’etz El Gibbor Avi-‘Ad Sar-Shalom [Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace]

Will be victorious!

 

And then onwards to worship the King, every year on the festival of Sukkot

A most joyous holy occasion! A holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God!

 

This is our priestly King of Israel!

All Glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

Halleluyah !

Halleluyah !

 

 

 

May this fast be an easy one!

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Random

Thursday’s self-reflection post: office gossip

For Thursday’s self-reflection post (which is somewhat related to yesterday’s post,) I’ve wanted to reflect on workplace / office gossip. For some reason this week, I’ve been reflecting on my own work life and different things I’ve experienced at the office.  I’ve moved around (abit) between countries during the past 10 years.  It’s been interesting working in different cultural environments, dealing with language barriers, different processes than to what I’m used to etc. 

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Getting back to the topic. Unfortunately, you might get an office culture where a group of people gossip about their colleagues. I suppose people would argue that it’s how you define “gossip” such as “it’s just having a nice chat about others” to judging others and even spreading lies / rumours about others.  If we define office gossip as judging and telling lies about others, let’s have a look what Yeshua said about these:

We read in Matthew 7: 1-4 that:

1 “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. 
2 For the way you judge others is how you will be judged — the measure with which you measure out will be used to measure to you. 
3 Why do you see the splinter in your brother’s eye but not notice the log in your own eye? 
4 How can you say to your brother, `Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when you have the log in your own eye? 

In the Torah (God’s Instructions – (Leviticus 19: 11) we read :

11 “‘Do not steal from, defraud or lie to each other. 

Also in Proverbs 12:22:

22 Lying lips are an abomination to ADONAI, but those who deal faithfully are his delight. 

Thus,  gossiping has the potential to cause problems and unhappiness for others. I reckon, if we can’t say something good, it’s better not to say anything at all. You know what I mean? Let’s aim to do everything we do in love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random

Wednesday’s self-reflection post: Work

For Wednesday’s self reflection post, let’s reflect on our work life. We spend the majority of our time at work. We experience the ups and downs of daily life at the office. Some of us are doing what we love or doing what we must or a combination of both. However, we are blessed to be able to get up in the morning to go to work.

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In Colossians 3:23-24 we receive encouragement from the Word of ADONAI: 

 23 Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving not merely other people, but the Lord.  

24 Remember that as your reward, you will receive the inheritance from the Lord. You are slaving for the Lord, for the Messiah. 

Also in Proverbs 25:19 we read that:

Relying on an untrustworthy person in a time of trouble is like [relying on] a broken tooth or an unsteady leg.  

Let’s give it our all and our best. 

I like this song called Modeh Ani (מודה אני) / “I give thanks” by Israeli singer Omer Adam:

 

Halleluyah!

 

 

Random

Tuesday’s self-reflection post: How do you want to be treated?

As mentioned yesterday, we’re currently in the 10 Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur / The Day of Atonement. It’s a time for self-examination and repentance.

For Tuesday’s self reflection post, let’s read Matthew 7:12 where Yeshua, the Messiah said  “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that sums up the teaching of the Torah [God’s Instructions] and the Prophets.”

This is probably of the one of most valuable (if not, the most valuable) life lessons that we could learn from the Word of God. Imagine a world, where this were practiced every day by everyone… it won’t be called “the world” anymore. 

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Please pray for those people affected by the recent Hurricanes  

Random

Monday’s self-reflection post: Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.

The ten days starting with Yom Teruah / The day of blowing the Shofar or Trumpets (Traditionally: Rosh Hashanah/ The Jewish New Year) and ending with Yom Kippur / The day of atonement are commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious self-examination, and repentance before Yom Kippur which is this coming Satuday.

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For this blog post, I’m reflecting on the wise words of King Solomon as written in Proverbs / Mishlei 25:28 “Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.”

It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, whether you are a believer in Yeshua, the Son of the Almighty Living God of Israel or not; these words speak truth: a lack of self-control just leads to a path of destruction for yourself and others. It has the potential to do alot of harm to your relationships with others whether at home and/or at work.

I’ll post more self -reflection verses during this week. Watch this space.

Have a good week / Shavuat Tov  🙂

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Appointed Times

Yom Teruah 5778: Trumpets announcing judgement, repentance and joy (the Book of Zephaniah) 

 

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This Wednesday evening it is Yom Teruah – the day of blowing the shofar / trumpet. According to Leviticus 23, we’re to observe this appointed time on the first day of the seventh month (traditionally called Tishrei or the biblical name of Etanim – [1 Kings 8:2]).

Leviticus 23

23 ADONAI said to Moshe,

24 “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar.

25 Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI.'”

(Traditionally, this day is called the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah )

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Now that we know that Yom Teruah is one of the Moedim (מועדים / appointed times) and that we should observe this day as a shabbat, but what does it signify? Well, blowing of the shofar / trumpet indicates the announcement of a specific event. Throughout the Word of God, we read that this announcement could be either a call to worship, to repent, to battle and war, to cause fear and confusion of the enemy, to announce freedom (joy) or judgement, or usher in the presence of the Lord. For example, in the Book of Joshua we read that when the Israelites entered the Land of Israel, the fortified city of Jericho were destroyed after 7 days (Joshua 6 ). For each of these seven days, the priests blew on their shofars and shouted on the seventh day. Also in Judges 7, we read how 300 men used their trumpets to allow ADONAI to defeat their enemies. In 1 Thessalonians 4 :16 we also read that:

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God’s shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise;

For this blog post, I was drawn to the words from the Prophet Zephaniah (Tz’fanyah / צְפַנְיָה) (the meaning of this prophet’s name is: ADONAI has concealed; ADONAI has protected; and treasured by ADONAI). Just like the name suggests, ADONAI’S message given to this prophet is broadly contained in three sections: firstly, judgement is coming but the time is concealed, secondly, HIS people will be protected and avoid judgement and thirdly, we are treasured by ADONAI therefore He will give us joy – a celebration as we’re no longer subject to judgement.

Let’s read the first section of this prophet’s message that spells out the coming judgement:

Zephaniah 1:14 to 18: 

 14 The great Day of ADONAI is near, near and coming very quickly; Hear the sound of the Day of ADONAI! When it’s here, even a warrior will cry bitterly.

15 That Day is a Day of fury, a Day of trouble and distress, a Day of waste and desolation, a Day of darkness and gloom, a Day of clouds and thick fog,

16 a Day of the shofar and battle-cry against the fortified cities and against the high towers [on the city walls].

17 “I will bring such distress on people that they will grope their way like the blind, because they have sinned against ADONAI. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their bowels like dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them. On the day of ADONAI’s fury, the whole land will be destroyed in the fire of his jealousy. For he will make an end, a horrible end, of all those living in the land.”

The prophet specifically indicates that silver nor gold (i.e money) will be unable to save people on the day of Judgement and one can’t buy salvation. What is one of the world’s main obsessions? It’s money. For some, money is the end all and be all of everything. It’s one of the reason why people have fallen away from ADONAI due to idolising money.

Yeshua ha Mashiach (ישוע המשיח) explicitly mentioned in Matthew 6:24 that we can’t serve money and ADONAI.

24 No one can be slave to two masters; for he will either hate the first and love the second, or scorn the second and be loyal to the first. You can’t be a slave to both God and money.

Yeshua also mentioned in Matthew 6:19-21 that we should focus on building up treasures in Heaven:

19 “Do not store up for yourselves wealth here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and burglars break in and steal. 
20 Instead, store up for yourselves wealth in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and burglars do not break in or steal. 
21 For where your wealth is, there your heart will be also. 

It is also recorded in the Mishna that “[i]n the hour of a person’s departure, neither silver nor gold nor precious stones nor pearls accompany him, only Torah and good works.” (Avot 6:9 – Jewish New Testament Commentary by David Stern as quoted on the blog “My Heart is for Israel“).

Secondly, ADONAI always has a plan for us; a way to find HIM and to walk with HIM. ADONAI revealed this to Zephaniah, that there is a way to avoid judgement and find ADONAI’s protection: Repent / Teshuvah (seek ADONAI).

We read in Zephaniah 2:3:

3 Seek ADONAI, all you humble in the land, you who exercise his justice; seek righteousness, seek humility – you might be hidden on the day of ADONAI’s anger.

Money isn’t going to help you on the day of Judgement. Only by seeking and humbling (repenting) yourself before ADONAI, will you be saved and receive salvation.

The third section of ADONAI’s message giving to Zephaniah to record, is that the sound of the shofar that announces judgement will be turned into the sound of announcing joy and happiness as we are treasured by ADONAI. It’s a celebration! We should sing and shout because ADONAI has removing the judgement against us and we’re serving the King of Israel, Yeshua ha Mashiach (the Messiah) who is always with us.

We read in Zephaniah 3: 13 -20 that:

 13 The remnant of Isra’el will not do wrong, nor will they speak lies, nor will there be found in their mouths a tongue given over to deceit; for they will be able to graze and lie down, with no one to disturb them.

14 Sing, daughter of Tziyon! Shout, Isra’el! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, daughter of Yerushalayim!

15 ADONAI has removed the judgments against you, he has expelled your enemy; the king of Isra’el, ADONAI, is right there with you. You no longer need to fear that anything bad will happen.

16 On that day, it will be said to Yerushalayim, “Do not fear, Tziyon! don’t let your hands droop down.

17 ADONAI your God is right there with you, as a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you and be glad, he will be silent in his love, he will shout over you with joy.”

18 “I will gather those of yours who grieve over the appointed feasts and bear the burden of reproach [because they cannot keep them].

19 When that time comes, I will deal with all those who oppress you. I will save her who is lame, gather her who was driven away, and make them whose shame spread over the earth the object of praise and renown.

20 When that time comes, I will bring you in; when that time comes, I will gather you and make you the object of fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth – when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says ADONAI.

As we should sing and shout, our victory song is found in Psalm 98.

A psalm: Sing a new song to ADONAI, because he has done wonders. His right hand, his holy arm have won him victory.

2 ADONAI has made known his victory; revealed his vindication in full view of the nations,

3 remembered his grace and faithfulness to the house of Isra’el. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

4 Shout for joy to ADONAI, all the earth! Break forth, sing for joy, sing praises!

5 Sing praises to ADONAI with the lyre, with the lyre and melodious music!

6 With trumpets and the sound of the shofar, shout for joy before the king, ADONAI!

7 Let the sea roar, and everything in it; the world, and those living in it.

8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy

9 before ADONAI, for he has come to judge the earth; he will judge the world rightly and the peoples fairly.

Let’s listen to this psalm sung in Hebrew

To conclude: Judgement is coming. The time has been concealed as mentioned by Yeshua in various verses such as Mark 13:32-37, Matthew 24:36-44 ; Matthew 25:13:

Mark 13:32-37:

32 However, when that day and hour will come, no one knows — not the angels in heaven, not the Son, just the Father. 
33 Stay alert! Be on your guard! For you do not know when the time will come. 
34 “It’s like a man who travels away from home, puts his servants in charge, each with his own task, and tells the doorkeeper to stay alert. 
35 So stay alert! for you don’t know when the owner of the house will come, 
36 whether it will be evening, midnight, cockcrow or morning — you don’t want him to come suddenly and find you sleeping! 
37 And what I say to you, I say to everyone: stay alert!”
 Matthew 24:36-44:
36 “But when that day and hour will come, no one knows — not the angels in heaven, not the Son, only the Father. 
37 For the Son of Man’s coming will be just as it was in the days of Noach
38 Back then, before the Flood, people went on eating and drinking, taking wives and becoming wives, right up till the day Noach entered the ark; 
39 and they didn’t know what was happening until the Flood came and swept them all away. It will be just like that when the Son of Man comes. 
40 Then there will be two men in a field — one will be taken and the other left behind. 
41 There will be two women grinding flour at the mill — one will be taken and the other left behind. 
42 So stay alert, because you don’t know on what day your Lord will come. 
43 But you do know this: had the owner of the house known when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 
44 Therefore you too must always be ready, for the Son of Man will come when you are not expecting him. 

Matthew 25:13:

13 So stay alert, because you know neither the day nor the hour.

Thus, let’s get our life and relationship with ADONAI in order. Do it today and stay alert! There are definitely signs that we are moving ever closer to the coming judgment and events that will precede this. Furthermore, this might all sound like doom and gloom, but, remember the third section of the prophesy:

It’s not a time to be sad, but a time for joy. For  “ADONAI has removed the judgments against you, he has expelled your enemy; the king of Isra’el, ADONAI, is right there with you. You no longer need to fear that anything bad will happen.”

The nations will be in anxiety and bewilderment, and the sinners will fear and faint (Luke 21: 25 to 26) at the events to come, but we will be singing, shouting and praising ADONAI! We will be liberated! Our King, Yeshua Ha Mashiach (the Messiah) is with us.

All glory to our King of Israel!

 

 

This Shabbat

EL SHADDAI – The heavens proclaim Your glory and the sky Your works

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Photo: the Shin ש Cloud 

 

EL SHADDAI (אֵל שַׁדַּי)

The God Almighty of Israel!

Our God!

The Shema (שְׁמַע) [Hear Israel – prayer] shows Your greatness – You are One 

The One and Only God

You are Almighty and Living 

No other gods are like You  [selah]

 

Your Word is alive and active 

Even in the beginning Your Word existed 

and Your Word was with You and is You

 

Your Esh (אֵשׁ) [Fire] shows Your power and gives light 

Your light shines bright in the darkness that tries to overpower the globe and 

the darkness has not and cannot suppressed Your light! 

You are Adonai Shamah (שָֽׁמָּה) [Adonai is there]; present – now, here and everywhere 

Before You, nothing created is hidden, but all things are naked and open to Your eyes by which we must render an account on the day of Judgement

 

You gave us Your only Son as atoning sacrifice  / kapparah for our sins

Your Son who has been given all authority [selah] 

Yeshua ha Mashiach (Yeshua / Jesus The Messiah), our King of Israel 

All Glory to Yeshua! 

 I, thank and praise You! 

In the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

Amen 

 

Have a peaceful Shabbat and weekend! 

 

Tell me, which Bible verses are you reading this Shabbat (or this weekend)? 

 

Sources: 

John 1
Ezekiel 48 35
Hebrews 4 13
Proverbs 15:3
Psalm 2:7
Psalm 19
Matthew 28: 18
1 John 2:2
Deuteronomy 6:4
Malachi 2:10
This Shabbat

Pray with me

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

It’s another week closer to Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) / The day of blowing the Shofar (Trumpets). The Shofar blowers are practicing and getting ready.

Have you been watched the main stream media lately? Well, you haven’t missed anything.  It’s still about wars, terror related incidents, hate, rumours of wars in various parts of the world; huge storms and earthquakes causing destruction and disrupting people’s lives. We also see and experience an increasing apostasy from faith and people distancing themselves from Torah (God’s instructions). It’s nothing new and we’ve probably becoming so conditioned to these that we don’t even think about it anymore. It’s just part of the normal anxiety we experience in our already busy lives. However, it seems that these are intensifying: more intense storms, more devastating earthquakes, wars (and rumours of wars likely to) starting in other regions of the world that have been peaceful for decades.  Luckily, we remember Yeshua’s words in Matthew / Mattityahu 24 where Yeshua said that all these things are just the “birth-pains”. You can read this chapter here.

Thus, we don’t need to be anxious as these things must happen and will intensify even more.

If you do feel anxious (and we all do – sometimes more than normal), we can find assurance in these words from the Prophets Isaiah and 2 Chronicles:

Isaiah / Yesha’yahu 43:

1 But now this is what ADONAI says, he who created you, Ya’akov, he who formed you, Isra’el: “Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I am calling you by your name; you are mine.  

2 When you pass through water, I will be with you; when you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you will not be scorched – the flame will not burn you.  

3 For I am ADONAI, your God, the Holy One of Isra’el, your Savior – I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and S’va for you.

4 Because I regard you as valued and honored, and because I love you. For you I will give people, nations in exchange for your life.

5 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. I will bring your descendants from the east, and I will gather you from the west;

6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Don’t hold them back! Bring my sons from far away, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,

7 everyone who bears my name, whom I created for my glory – I formed him, yes, I made him.'”

8 Bring forward the people who are blind but have eyes, also the deaf who have ears.

9 All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled. Who among them can proclaim this and reveal what happened in the past? Let them bring their witnesses to justify themselves, so that others, on hearing, can say, “That’s true.”

10 “You are my witnesses,” says ADONAI, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you can know and trust me and understand that I am he no god was produced before me, nor will any be after me.

Also in 2 Chronicles / Divrei-Hayamim Bet 20: 20 we read this message:

“Trust in ADONAI your God, and you will be safe.  

Trust in his prophets, and you will succeed.” 

To conclude this shabbat blog post, I want to encourage you to pray with me:

ABA / FATHER, The Almighty Living God of Israel,

In the name of Yeshua Ha Mashiach (the Messiah) we say:

Thank you for YOUR grace and everything to provide to us every day.

Thank you for keeping us safe.

We know that YOU are always in control. YOU are able to do anything because nothing is impossible for YOU.

Thank you for your Shabbat and that we have a dedicated day to spend in YOUR presence.

We come before you today on this Shabbat. We’re vessels in YOUR hands.

 ABA, FATHER, the Almighty Living God of Israel

In the name of Yeshua Ha Mashiach (the Messiah) we ask:

Please show us how to pray effectively and with meaning.

Please forgive us our sins and if our sins way us down, we repent before YOU.

Break down the walls of division and false doctrine. Let YOUR people find Biblical Truth by reading YOUR Word.

Please give the people of Israel a heart of “flesh” (soften their hearts) that they will seek YOU.

Please give our political leaders wisdom that they will make the right decisions.

Please protect us, our families and our countries; the people living in the Land of Israel, the messianic believers in the Land of Israel and all around the world, and Christians against the attacks of satan, sickness, the forces of nature, false doctrine and increased hatred.

All of this, we pray in the name of Yeshua Ha Mashiach, / B’Shem Yeshua Ha Mashiach, King of Israel and Son of the Almighty Living God of Israel.

Amen

 

I hope you and your family have a peaceful Shabbat.

Please make sure to read my upcoming blogposts for Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot over the next couple of weeks.

Please watch ” God protected us in battle”:

 

This Shabbat

It is what being a human is all about 

Shabbat Shalom, friends! 

This week’s Shabbat blog post is short, sweet and to the point, but don’t be fooled by the wisdom behind it. We don’t need to write books about it, we just understand it, it’s a feeling, it’s a knowledge that guides us. It’s an infallible truth. It leads us to happiness, to a joy that you can’t express into words, it gives us new strength, it protects us from the dangers out there in the world. It keeps us holy. It allows us to communicate with ADONAI, in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach (The Messiah). Because of it, we keep holding on until Yeshua, the Messiah of Jews and Gentiles returns. 

Without it, we are in darkness, lost, blind and will faint like the sinners who don’t want to believe it. Nations will be anxious and in bewilderment because they don’t have it. We’ll all be judged one-day by ADONAI, but because of it, we will be set free; the judgement against us removed. 

It allows us to walk with ADONAI. 

It is what being a human is all about.   

What is it?  

Fear the Almighty Living God of Israel and keep HIS mitzvot (Instructions). 

Proverbs(Mishlei9:10  Ecclesiastes (Kohelet12:13 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, because if Jerusalem is at peace, the world is at peace!

Have a peaceful Shabbat. 

This Shabbat

Lets examine our ways: do you choose the narrow gate or wide gate? (Lamentations 3:40-41)

 

lamentations shabbat.JPGShabbat Shalom, friends!

The season of Teshuvah (repentance) is now truly underway after it was announced by a solar eclipse.

Let us examine our ways, return to ADONAI and go through the narrow gate as Yeshua mentioned in Matthew 7: 13- 14.

13 “Go in through the narrow gate; for the gate that leads to destruction is wide and the road broad, and many travel it; 14 but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Remember: you don’t have to wait until a specific appointed time to return. If there is some obstacle or barrier placed by satan affecting your relationship with ADONAI. Make a stand! Improve your relationship with ADONAI today and let’s continue to walk with ADONAI YHVH by lifting up our hands in prayer everyday.

Let’s listen to the beautiful words from the Book of Lamentations. The writer of this book isn’t mentioned in the Bible, but traditionally, it is believed that the Prophet Jeremiah wrote it.

40 Let us examine and test our ways and return to ADONAI. 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven

 

 

Have a peaceful Shabbat and a good week!( Shavua Tov!) As always – thank you for visiting. It’s much appreciated! I enjoy taking this journey of (re)discovering Biblical Truth with you.

All glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach (the Messiah)!

Aaronic Blessing for you and your family:

 

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.”