God’s Got This!

PEACE: Genesis 1 through Genesis 6:8

This week”s Torah Reading begins with The Creation story in Genesis 1 and goes through the Genesis 6:8. Before God(Elohim) made Eve He told Adam not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil, because if you do you will surely die. It is interesting that the serpent ask Eve if you eat of it you surely won’t die, not Adam. The serpent tempted Eve in the Garden. The devil tempted Yeshua in a desert. Let that contrast sink in.

Eve’s temptation centered around three realities—the fruit was:

  1. Good for food (even though she could eat of any other tree)
  2. A delight to the eyes
  3. To be desired to make one wise (Gen 3:6/ESV)

Now compare the three temptations that Yeshua successfully overcame:

  1. Turn stones into bread (food to eat after He hadn’t eaten for 40 days)
  2. Throw Himself down and put on a supernatural rescue show (look impressive)
  3. Worship the satan in exchange for control of the world’s kingdoms (success)

Eve may have “fallen,” but her Seed would rise to the occasion in a strikingly similar encounter thousands of years in the future. The enemy may be “shrewder than any animal of the field” (Gen 3:1), but he has no original material—he merely repackages the same old stuff. Through Yeshua, we can face life’s multiplied temptations victoriously. The Lord’s victories in the desert and on the cross reached their culmination as He stood, gloriously resurrected, in a garden (once again).

Elohim in the Hebrew language has the alpha numeric number of “86”. Elohim describes God as the all-powerful Omnipotent One who has absolute power and control over everything. The fact that both Elohim and hateva (“nature”) have the same numerical value (86) underscores this concept. Elohim (86) is the One who created and has complete power over all creation (86).

Yeshua came in the flesh and tabernacle with us (this is another reason why it is important to celebrate Sukkot) Yeshua is Elohim’s Son. Yeshua, like His Father has the same characteristics. Thus Yeshua has the power and authority to overcome nature(hateva “86”).

As I have been quarantined for the past 10 days with Covid Yeshua, has the Omnipotent power over the natural disease of Covid. If he can speak to the wind and storm and say “Shalom”(peace), He can speak to anything in this natural realm with authority. Be encouraged that no matter what you are going through in the natural realm, Elohim and Yeshua has GOT THIS. SHALOM!

Yom Kippur/Yeshua/Baptism

“G’mar chatima Tova” is Hebrew for the greeting, “may your name be written in the Book of Life”, the traditional greeting during Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement.). Day of Atonement began tonight at sundown and continues until tomorrow evening, September 28th at sundown. It is the Highest Holy Day in the Biblical Calendar. First of all Yeshua is our Atoning Sacrifice, Hebrew 9: 11-15.

Secondly it is the work of Yeshua, King Jesus’ work on the cross that seals our redemption and breaks the yoke of sin and it’s curse.

It was at Yom Kippur Yeshua, King Jesus was Baptized in the Jordan:

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.
Hebrews 6:1-3

We’ve been taught Baptism is a testimony of a inner work. But that is just not all of the reason for Baptism. If that is true, then why was Yeshua, King Jesus Baptized? Because there was no sin in Him. He was the perfect Lamb of God. During Yom Kippur ever Jewish person presented himself for Baptism. They knew that going into water was

  1. BREAKING OFF OF ALL LIMITATIONS
  2. BREAKING OF ALL CURSES BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE
  3. BREAKING OF THE FAILURE MINDSET

He came up out of the water and the Holy Spirit rested upon Him. His Father said, “this is my Son whom I am well pleased.”

Every Jewish person believe Messiah would come on Yom Kippur. And He did! At Yom Kippur Yeshua became the Lamb of God and Atonement all man’s sin.

The Mikvah was the Baptismal tank in the Temple. Every priest before they ministered would go into the water, in the Mikvah, including Yeshua.

According to John 3, without being born of water, cutting off all the limitations of the world(earth) womb, you cannot be born of the Spirit.

This afternoon we baptized over 30 people cutting all limitations off of them for the new year, 5781. It was a glorious time of God’s weighty glory upon all who participated. I challenge you before tomorrow night at sundown to enter into the Mikvah(Baptism) and allow God to cut off your limiatations of this past year so you may walk in the blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In Hebraic thought, Tomorrow evening God’s book of Life and Book of Record will be sealed for another year. It is during this 24 hour period God determines fo us His Blessing to be poured out.

If you have a pool, bathtub, shower, or a bowl by faith enter into the Mikvah and experience God’s freedom and deliverance. Shalom!

This Week’s Torah Reading, September 27-October 3

THIS WEEK’S READINGS: Sukkot
TORAH

Sunday / Leviticus 22:26-33 Monday / Leviticus 23:1-3 Tuesday / Leviticus 23:4-8 Wednesday / Leviticus 23:9-14 Thursday / Leviticus 23:15-22 Friday / Leviticus 23:23-32 Saturday / Leviticus 23:33-44

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21

New Covenant: Luke 2:1-20

The New Year 5781 A Year To Open Your Mouth and Breathe

5780’s and 2020’s ARE THE DECADE OF DECLARATION. To Open Your Mouth and DECLARE DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE. Declare, I WILL BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY!

Today is the First day of the Biblical month of Tishri. Those who know what the Spirit is saying and set their days upon the season, timing, and days to the Feasts of the Lord realize today is a weighty day of God’s Holy Presence as we close the door on this past year, 5780 in the Biblical Calendar.

This past Friday night at sundown we enter into the New Year of 5781. The Hebrew language is so colorful and pictorial in meaning deeper than our English language. The Number “80” is a picture of a mouth wide open. So starting Friday nightwe entered in the year and decade of the MOUTH WIDE OPEN!

Pey” is the Hebrew letter for the number 80, a picture symbol of a mouth. Discerning when to speak and when to be quiet will be a critical component during the next decade if we are to see the Kingdom of God growing in our lives and our world through our declarations of faith. The Hebrew letter “Ayin” (the eye) gives insight, but it is the “Pey” (mouth) that gives insight expression. Wisdom is the key.

The mouth is the expression of the breath. Through our mouths the breath becomes vocalized. The main channel through which breath is exchanged is through the mouth, thus the mouth becomes a powerful expression of the Breath of the Holy Spirit. It can also become a powerful expression of our own breath. In the Hebrew alphabet “Pey” follows “Ayin,” which emphasizes that sight precedes expression. Those who have spent a great deal of time seeing what God is saying should have no difficulty in the next decade also expressing His thoughts in word and deed. Conversely, because the eyes are more emphasized than the mouth, those who are blind will speak blindly, an unceasing mindless chatter due to blind consumption.

What Should we Declare in this New Year 5781?

  1. Declare the Impossible IS Possible!
  2. Declare I am the Righteousness of God!
  3. Declare Thy Will Be Done!
  4. Declare Prayer is powerful! A Prophetic Word to the Church

The saints in Heaven are asking the army on earth to pray, not to retreat, or to leave the Church but to Pray for Her. To hold fast against the assails of the devil of which the gates of hell will not prevail! (Matthew 16:17-19).

Declare with me “I will widen my mouth in prayer to you O’ Lord! I will widen my mouth in repentance. I will widen my mouth against the lies and tactics of the enemy. I will widen my mouth to stand firm against the onslaught of hell against my family, church, and Nation. I will widen my mouth to pray for your Bride, your shepherds in the earth, and all your holy anointed ones. Grant me the Grace in prayer to stand firm until the Last Day.”

How we begin, sets the trajectory for the rest of the year!

Shalom Friends!

So much of our lives seem to have been canceled or put on hold as a result of the global pandemic. From the regular rhythms of church and school to celebrations like weddings and anniversaries, cancellations abound. But I have good news today: Yeshua and His Kingdom cannot be canceled! The Messiah and His mission continue to march on! His Holy Days have not been canceled! Join us on this Friday at 7pm on FB Live as we celebrate the Biblical New Year, 5781 with many believers both Jewish and Gentile.

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Why Should Christians Celebrate The Feast? Seven Blessings

In nine days begins The Feast of Tabernacles with The Blowing of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, September 19-20. Seven Blessings of Celebrating Feasts of Tabernacles. Why should Christians Celebrate The Feast? I thought that was a Jewish Tradition.

One of the most important observances of Torah is in the Biblical calendar when God tells the children of Israel: “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). No where in scripture does it say that the Feasts are Jewish only. He gave them to the Jewish people to celebrate Him. But through Yeshua the Gentiles have been grafted into the same blessings and observances. Romans 11:17

The Jewish people and Gentiles are to join in with God through Yeshua HaMashiac in sanctifying his holy days as they observe them in the manner he prescribed. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans, “The Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God” (Romans 3:2). Included in “the oracles of God” that have been entrusted to the Jewish people is the Sabbath and the festivals. Indeed, as Israel stood at the base of Mount Sinai God instructed the Jewish people in his calendar and gave the festivals for them to observe and pass on from generation to generation.

Moadim at Creation
However, before the instructions on the festivals are given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, we find the festivals mentioned in general at creation. Let’s turn to Genesis 1:14:
God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.”

On the fourth day of creation God created the lights in the sky as markers for seasons, days, and years. However, we miss something in the Hebrew with almost all English translations. “Seasons” is the Hebrew word moadim (מעדים) and this is the first occurrence of the word. Moadim is the plural of mo’ed, which means, “a set time,” coming from the root ya’ad (“to set, designate,” יעד). David Rudolph, in a bulletin, “Festivals in Genesis 1:14, Tyndale bulletin 54, no.2(2003): 23-20, points out that in every other instance where the plural moadim appears in the Hebrew of the Torah English Bibles translate it as “festivals “ and argues that it should be translated as such here in Genesis 1 as well. In turn it would be rendered “And let them be for signs and for festivals, and for days and years.” This is how it is understood in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan:
And the Lord said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to distinguish between the day and the night; and let them be for signs and for festival times, and for the numbering by them the account of days, and for the sanctifying of the beginning of months, and the beginning of years, the passing away of months, and the passing away of years, the revolutions of the sun, the birth of the moon, and the revolving (of seasons).” (Targum Pseudo-Jonathan to Genesis 1:14)

This means that the festivals of Israel are first introduced and alluded to here in creation. Although the festivals were later committed and entrusted to the Jewish nation, they contain universal truths and applications for all mankind to celebrate. God set up these holy appointments with his people from the beginning of creation. It’s no wonder then that we find the festivals alluded to in the book of Genesis.

So, as we celebrate the Moadim (Festival or Feasts) of our Lord which is today the beginning of Feast of Tabernacles with Rosh HaShannah the Blowing of Trumpets, September 19-20, Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, September 28, and Sukkot, Tabernacles, Oct. 3-9 let us be reminded of the SEVEN BENEFITS SPOKEN IN SCRIPTURE who honor God’s Holy High Convocations:

SEVEN ANOINTINGS OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES:

  1. Holy Spirit’s Glory and Power: John 7: 37-38
  2. Revelation and Illumination: John 8: 12
  3. Prosperity and 100 Fold Harvest: Malachi 3:8, Mark 4: 20
  4. Favor Psalms 118: 5-8
  5. Victory Over My Enemies: Psalms 118: 10-13
  6. Strength to Live and Not Die: Psalms 118: 14-17
  7. Abundant Joy and Rejoicing: Psalms 118: 24-29

Day 4 of Elul: The Law of Displacement

Day Of 4 of Teshuvah of Biblical month of Elul. Teshuvah means RETURN or REPENTANCE as in to the Lord. Blow your Shofar 4 times. The Number 4 in Hebrew has to do with Times and Seasons. Not only as to Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. But to do also with God’s Moadims: The yearly Feasts, Monthly new moons, and the weekly Shabbats.

The month of Elul has to do with the Law of Displacement: Light displaces darkness, you don’t get rid of it, just turn on the light, darkness must flee. Daniel said, “you get rid of evil by acts of righteousness.” Walk right and darkness will flee.

So what do you need to Displace over your life? Write in comments…

Father, in the name of Yeshua, King Jesus I displace:

Sickness with the Faith for healing.

Sin and disobedience with Repentance and confession.

Offense, Bitterness, and Hate with walking in forgiveness.

Jealousy and Covetousness with Thankfulness and Praise for what I have and where I live and work.

National Lawlessness and Rioting with Declaring Revival and Holy Spirit outpouring of God’s Love.

Division and Strife with Unity.

Deceit, falsehood, and lying with Truth and Light.

Destruction, Mayhem, and fighting with Peace, Protection, and Victory.

Speaking things that are not as though they are!
Speaking life disbursing darkness with your tongue.
Praying the opposite until wrong becomes right

Be Careful Your Sins Don’t Find You Out

Tonight at sundown begins the 12th Biblical month of Elul. This is very significant beacause it is the time of Return and Repentance called in Hebrew, “Teshuvah.” Thirty days from tonight is Rosh Hashanah beginning the Feast of Tabernacles and 10 days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. So the next 40 days is a time of repentance and returning back to Adonai your Father.

Seasons and timing are very important in Hebraic thought and to God. During this 40 day period the story of the prodigal son takes place. That is why every day the Father watches to see if his rebellious son is coming home. Because it is the 40 days of return, Teshuvah.

This month is also known as the month when the King is in your field, the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. In Hebraic thought, all other time of the year the King is in his palace. To have an audience with him one must go to the palace hoping he is accessible. But during this month the King comes to your field. This is the Timing and Season Yeshua, King Jesus May return. I will blog on the significance of Rosh Hashanah, the Blowing of Trumpets in a later blog this month.

Join Debbie and me as we Return by confession, repentance, and reading the book of Ruth this month. It is customary to blow the trumpet (shofar) every day for the next 40 days as an Alarm in preparation for the Day of Atonement is approaching.

“Be careful your sins don’t find you out! Shalom!

The Hebrew Meaning of Life

I believe my days are numbered. Numbers are big with our Father, Adonai. In the Biblical calander we are in the month of AV. AV means Father as in “Abba Father”, “Pappa.” The Hebrew language is an Alpha Numeric language. Meaning every letter represents a number and every word is a number also. So then words form pictures.
This past Wednesday was the 15th of AV. Seventeen means One and Love which is Thanksgiving.
This past Friday was the 17th day of AV. Seventeen means Victory.
Yesterday was the 18th day of AV. The primary significance of the number 18 is LIFE. In Hebrew, the same word for life is “ZOE”- is number 18. It is such a big deal for the Jewish people that anytime they give financial gifts to others, it is always in multiples of 18. EIGHTEEN is the number that represents LIFE in Yeshaua, King Jesus. For the believer Life is always multiplying.
The Hebrew word “chai” means ALIVE which is comprise of the 8th and 10th letter of the Hebrew Alpahabet. The Slogan “To Life” (L’chaim!”)
18 the Number of The Breath Of Life:
• In Humans the average of Breaths per minute is 18.
• The number 18 is life for some and death for others.
• The Bible List 18 traitors.
• There were 18 judges given to kingless man.
• There were 18 questions demanded of Yeshua, King Jesus.
The Bondage to Sin and Man Times 3:
In the negative, the number 18 (3 X 6) or the number of man, man, man is associated very closely with the flesh.
Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Finally, today August 9, 2020 is the 19th day of AV. Nineteen in Hebrew means “ordering your fruit.” Ten in Hebrew means “Order” and 9 in Hebrew means “Fruit. Did you know that in Hebrew 11, known as the chapter of Heroes there are 19 people mentioned as heroes?
Wow, what a week to allow God to breath LIFE in you and me. L’chaim, Be ALIVE!

Today Is Victory Day

Tonight at sundown in the Biblical Calendar is VICTORY Day. This is the day to celebrate God’s victory, protection, provision, mercy, and grace in our lives. It is likened to the day WWII ended. The streets were filled with people celebrating Victory.

For us who follow the Biblical Calender through Hebraic understanding it is a day to give thanks. Tu B’Av (Hebrew: ט״ו באב, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: חג האהבה‎, Hag HaAhava), similar to Valentine’s Day. It has been said to be a “great day for weddings”.

Tu B’Av begins at sundown on Tue, 04 August thru sundown Wed, August 5, 2020. A day of loving God by being thankful. When we Thank God In praises His Blessings come upon us. Rev. 4: 9-11 says, “Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and THANKS to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

The number Fifteen is three times five. Three represents perfect completion and five represents grace, or God given ability to overcome something. With the number fifteen, what you have is grace perfectly completed where we enter into God’s rest. Hebrews 4:9, says, “there remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”