Posts Tagged "Sabbath"

Understanding Shavuot with the Teachable Spirit

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Understanding Shavuot with the Teachable Spirit

Shavuot is the plural word for week and comes from the Hebrew word for seven. Pentecost is the word in Greek, which means fifty. Literally, the scripture tells us to count seven weeks after Passover, and on the fiftieth day, Shavuot is to be celebrated. You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the LORD. –Leviticus 23:15 The teachable spirit understands that the festivals of the Lord have a personal, historical, and prophetic application, assisting the growth of the believer in understanding God’s order. I think it is fairly easy to understand that...

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Developing Character with the Festivals of the Lord

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Developing Character with the Festivals of the Lord

The Festivals of the Lord, which are referred to in scripture as God’s appointed times (the word in Hebrew is moedim), are both personal and prophetic in nature, developing character within us as we practice them. In the end of the third chapter of Ephesians, Paul prays, That [God] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Messiah which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more...

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Values of Faith: Encouraging Growth

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Values of Faith: Encouraging Growth

In a conversation with a friend, I was asked what my values were regarding the Lord. Desiring to respond in an articulate manner, I wrote down what I felt were the motivating qualities of my relationship with God, anticipating that I would find other believers who felt the same. My values in practicing my faith and for encouraging growth are: Following Him means keeping the Sabbath and the Feasts of the Lord. The gifts of the Spirit are still for us today. Repentance is necessary to promote healing of generational sins. A personal relationship with Him is pivotal to changing the believer. Discipleship or mentoring greatly increases the growth of the believer. How to walk in the faith is best learned by observing, then being guided, and finally, by...

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Mastering Life with the Sabbath

»Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in mastering life | 0 comments

Mastering Life with the Sabbath

Sabbath: The day God wants to dance with us. He stops what He is doing, puts down His pen, and looks to see who is looking back at Him. Then He dances. We are so busy during the week. I know for myself, I spend a lot of time talking to Him and asking Him for help and advice, expecting Him to respond in His usual fashion, which is that He will give me the answer as I go along. I listen, but I am also intent on what I am doing. Dancing is a different type of listening: being in tune with the nuances of your partner and paying attention to the other person’s movements while attempting to be in unity with that individual as you go across the floor. That is what I want in my life–to maintain the position of dancing with God. Sure, I do a lot of what I want to...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life: Why Douglas Monene

»Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life: Why Douglas Monene

If you were able to accomplish all that you did while struggling with the mountain, what can you do now that it is cast into the sea? Yeshua (Jesus) said, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you.” –John 15:7 Repeating these words over and over to myself at night as I fell asleep, I would ask God, “How is this possible?” Understanding the verse to mean I could have whatever I wanted, I sought to grasp the “if” clause that empowered its truth. If you abide in me If my words abide in you THEN… You shall ask what you will It shall be done unto you Abiding in Him seemed a simple idea; I felt I had accomplished this during my trial with the mountain in my life. His...

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