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Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.” John 8:12

Yeshua proclaims his deity during the Feast of Dedication, also referred to as Hanukkah. (see John 10:22-23) The Feast of Dedication is the eight-day feast that commemorates the rededication in the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where a small band of Jewish men were victorious over their Greek Syrian oppressors. Israel had overcome the assimilation of Hellenistic culture that created national darkness. Hanukkah reminds us of the restoration of holy worship. It points to the miracle of oil and the power of light.


Light established creation. At the beginning of creating, ADONAI spoke: "Let there be light." This light had form and function. It is from this spoken word that light is not seen per se but that light makes seeing possible. Light is all-pervasive and all-encompassing. Both light and its Creator refine us as well as elevate us. I am not speaking of physical light but the experience of life that awakens us to a spiritual existence that builds a bridge into our physical existence.


Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. Psalm 104:1-2


Bless the Lord O, my soul… You have donned majesty, sets in place the revealing of God’s will throughout creation. The very nature of light serves as the way God makes known all spiritual and physical realities. Light is the garment of reflective holiness and truth. Looking at the science of light, light is powerful in nature. Light is central to physical laws. The speed of light’s role in (E=MC2) is significant because the velocity of light is constant. The speed of light is fixed and unchanging. While the speed of light is constant and is unaffected by the velocity of other matter in relation to it. It is impossible for matter to move faster than the speed of light. As the speed of light is approached time slows down and in theory, completely stops. The term at this point is “eternal present.” Time stands still, WOW! This is amazing.


Therefore, do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light” Ephesians 5:7-9


If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:6-7


God is above and beyond all levels of time; our science does not define Him. However, there is a spiritual insight into God’s desire for mankind that parallels the science of light. Yeshua is the light of the world. He tells us as his disciples to be light in and to the world. In the power of salvation, we are not to be moved by any “matter” as we move closer to the light of God in and through Yeshua. The immutable permanence of light exists only in the revealing of Yeshua. As believers, we are sons of light. In sonship, God’s light, power, and life is a way of living and having our being. Yeshua is the life source behind all that we are. The closer we move towards the light of who he is, time “past, present and future,” cease to matter. The eternal present moves us at the speed of God revealing Himself in the earth through us. The story of Hanukkah and the miracle of the oil express the life and purpose of salvation in Yeshua. It is by the Anointed One and His anointing that we carry the miracle of light in the world.


Selah…more to come


Shalom

Yisrael



Truth springs up from the earth; justice looks down from heaven. The Lord also bestows His bounty; our land yields its produce." Psalm 85:12-13 (Tanakh/ Jewish Study Bible)


Faithfulness, truth and justice personifies the attributes of our Eternal Father, the Holy One of Israel. The kindness shown to human life daily is more unseen than that which is seen. In this season of Elul, there is a response coming down from heaven that requires a certain reflection of heart. Truth must spring up from the earth. The responsibility of a blessing is to demonstrate the duty call truth. Truth is never about the choice we make or the ones we think are right. When truth is subjective it make the person liable; and in the kingdom of salvation there is no liability. There is no debt!


Heaven is looking again for the fear of it. All is from heaven except the fear of heaven. The fear of heaven begins with knowing the responsibility to truth what to accept; what to reject. Fear of heaven is knowing who we stand before and to not take this position lightly. When there is disregard for the Maker of all then there are material consequences. All things are given to us because of the nature of our Father. He loves us and takes care of all creation, but not at the risk of losing truth and justice.


Life and death is made up of all that a person is given - all the facets of character, the inherited traits and quirky tendencies, the upbringing and the environment. All of these are factors which determine what we call life. But if these be our driving force where then is the equality? Who then determines what does and does not pass through as okay? Given the human situation our existence is the result of action; whether the actions are our own or the actions of others. In this moment, this very moment heaven is watching EVERYTHING!; from mind to heart, from past to present, from here to there. The long term effects of choice ripples out either for destruction or for to elevation.


The soul's dedication to being close to God is repentance not for sin but for not recognizing the magnitude of holiness we carry at all times. The joy of our soul is total dependency on all the promises as Yes! and Amen! This revealed to us by our faithful, unchanging Eternal Father through the record of His son, Yeshua. We are shown so much kindness in the bounty of God's love. Justice eagerly awaits each of us not as the condemnatory bully but as the original blueprint written and spoken in red. The ultimate goal of this is to remove from the heart the blockage caused by materialist leaning.


Worship is spirit. Worship is truth. The song we each have must be expressed and in its expression must be pure. Morning, afternoon and evening, shall graciousness be the hymn of the heart. All the works of the Divine can only be ascribed as God's handiwork working daily for His name sake on our behalf. Oh the joy of Divine intervention! Oh the unconditional surrender to the reality of God's plan not only to the visible but the veiled as well. The increase is great. The opportunity is greater.


Heaven is in the field and there is a seated King upon His righteous throne....but truth must spring up....be awaken to the sound of justice because our fields are full....Selah!


Shabbat Shalom

Yisrael





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After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either.  Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:12-15



It is Sefiret HaOmer time! This is the 49 day period between the second night of Passover and Shavuot. This period marks the beginning of the barley harvest when, in ancient times, Jews would bring the first sheaves to the Temple as a means of thanking God for the harvest. The word omer literally means “sheaf” and refers to these early offerings


The counting of omer began several weeks ago but is it important still? The answer in short - is YES! of course. Leviticus 23:15-16, speaks of it for the sons of Israel. But how is this relevant today? The Temple, the Priests and the harvest are not in operation today according to the Bible. So why bother? It is important to note that there is no out pour of the promised Holy Spirit without the count. Technically speaking in the modern sense of it all, we cannot perform the full first fruit temple ritual or count from that stand point. There is no temple standing in Jerusalem. The Levitical priesthood is non-operational. And the produce of the land has to come from the land - Israel. Practically speaking, its just not happening today. But when we spiritually enlarge the reality of this time, it's salvation at the greatest level.


The count connects Passover to what is known as "Pentecost" (GK) but it is actually a very Hebraic celebration - Shavuot; the Feasts of Weeks. When we look at things through the rich Hebrew heritage of the Bible we see so much more. In the dimension of Salvation - the RISEN Lord - Yeshua Mashiach. In these days he makes his presence known in ways that be cannot denied. We are in the season of the ONE who conquered death, hell and the grave. Scripture records multiple times his post resurrection appearances. These appearances reveal a glorious victory - the greatest demonstration of love ever. Yeshua’s resurrection was the waving of the omer, the wave sheaf. His ascension takes place 40 days later (Acts 1:3), and during this time he appeared to more than 500 people, including his disciples


"For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren" Romans 8:29


Passover removes the captivity of sin, death and the grave by bringing those that believe in the atoning sacrifice of Yeshua. And the time between then (Passover) and there (Shavuot) is the opportunity to see the revealed love in the earth. Imagine what it must have been like to see someone you love die painfully, then a few days later see them ALIVE! Think about that. How did things change for the disciples of Yeshua? The relationship they once had with him could not have been the same after he rose from the dead. Yeshua was so change that the men on the Emmaus road (Lk 24:13-35) failed to recognize him. How many of us today fail to see salvation at the level of a resurrected King? Are you now in the Lord's season looking to see what the Father is doing in the earth through the salvation you've received? Believers today take this time for granted through assumption and presumptions. But just imagine with eyes focused on seeing a salvation that is alive, full of love, power and able to do exceedingly abundantly above ALL!


Counting omer in these weeks biblically speaking is ultimately about the grain harvests and the Lord's faithfulness in the outpouring of His Spirit - (Holiness). Holy Spirit has no place to dwell when a person fails to come out from among the world and be separate into the Lord's kingdom. This forum does not give me the space nor time to really dig into the counting of omer, but there are some glaring encounters all around us, if we would just only seek after the Lord with pure heart.


We count because each day counts in the Lord's salvation. We count because every day is a day the Lord has created and we are glad and we do rejoice in it. We count because there is a throne where we are seated and settled in Him who is ALL things. We count because as blood redeemed eternal sons we love our Eternal Father and we do what we see Him doing in and through the salvation we live out of. Power is for those who have prepared in the count. As Holy Spirit continues to be poured out we must drink from the eternal well of the Lord's kingdom. This well is righteousness, joy and peace in Holy Spirit -


Count responsibly

Drink responsibly....don't think and pray...just believe and receive

...go forth


Shalom Yisrael



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