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Dani’el (Daniel) 10:19

He said, “You man so greatly loved, don’t be afraid. Shalom to you; and be strong, yes, truly strong.” His speaking to me strengthened me, and I said, “My lord, keep speaking; because you’ve given me strength.”

I believe this is Yeshua speaking to Dani’el, speaking into him life and strength and purpose so Dani’el can bear the weight of the vision about to be revealed to him.  In anything ADONAI commissions us with He ensures there is strength of His Ruach is with us to emboldened us for His work.  It is when we step forward without His spirit that we bring failure to our witness.  Lord let me wait and be empowered by Your leadership in my life.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

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Habits

Luke 4:16
 
16 And He came to Natzeret, where He had been raised. As was His custom, He went into the synagogue on Shabbat, and He got up to read.
 
I must be more like Yeshua and create habits of worship, such as going to the synagogue on Shabbat, studying the Word, praying in intercession and fasting. For this is how we as believers hear God speak to us. Lord preserve me in my efforts to worship You, I ask this in Yeshua’s name amen.

Expectant Waiting

Tehillim (Psalms) 130:5-6

I wait longingly for ADONAI;

I put my hope in his word.

Everything in me waits for Adonai

more than guards on watch wait for morning,

more than guards on watch wait for morning.

 

I have been that guard David writes about. Struggling to keep alert in the last hours of night waiting for the sun to come up over the horizon so relief will come, and I can rest.  How much more should I be waiting on the Word of God to move in my life.  The expectation and need for healing and restoration from standing watch in this rebellious world.  Lord let me have the heart of a gatekeeper looking for the relief of the next watch.  Let my heart be always for Your Word in my life.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Sharing the Supernatural

Luke 2:15-20

No sooner had the angels left them and gone back into heaven than the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go over to Beit-Lechem and see this thing that has happened, that ADONAI has told us about.”  Hurrying off, they came and found Miryam and Yosef, and the baby lying in the feeding trough.  Upon seeing this, they made known what they had been told about this child; and all who heard were amazed by what the shepherds said to them. Miryam treasured all these things and kept mulling them over in her heart.  Meanwhile, the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen; it had been just as they had been told.

Like the shepherds in the fields, when we experience the supernatural in our lives we have to share what ADONAI has done for us.  I believe that God wants us to share so as to encourage others, just as the shepherds encouraged Miryam so that she treasured this in her heart.  It is these treasures that we add to rock of our salvation in Yeshua’s blood that strengthens our trust in God.  Abba let me hold all that You hold precious in my heart and not be distracted by the worldly concerns around me.  Let me understand Your supernatural hand in all things and rejoice in it.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Praise Him in all things

Luke 1: 46-50

Then Miryam said,

“My soul magnifies ADONAI;

and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior,

who has taken notice of his servant-girl

in her humble position.

For—imagine it! —from now on, all generations will call me blessed!

“The Mighty One has done great things for me!

Indeed, his name is holy; and in every generation

he has mercy on those who fear him.

Even in this moment of conformation as Miryam meets with Elisheva as the angel had said, she gives all praise and glory to ADONAI.  Knowing that she has been given the task of caring for the salvation of the world Miryam doesn’t gloat over her position or cry out distraught by the overwhelming responsibility but joins with her cousin songs of praises to God.  Praising Him in this and all things.  Lord let me keep my face turned to You and like Miryam praise you in all things.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Holy vs Common

Ezekiel 42:20
He measured its four sides; it had a wall around it; and it was 875 [feet] long and 875 [feet] wide. Thus a division was made between what was holy and what was common.

We as believers must draw the line between what is holy and what is not. As a messianic believer I observe Shabbat and as such I do no work on Shabbat that would earn myself money. In fact I try to do nothing on Shabbat other than good for people other than me, so the focus isn’t on me but God and reaching out to other people. This is what I believe ADONAI wanted when He told us to keep Shabbat and what Yeshua reaffirmed when He said that He was the Lord of Shabbat. Lord help me to continue to give what You ask for as holy and maintain it so the world will know that You are ADONAI. Don’t let me treat as common anything that You would have me do. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Sh’khinah

Revelations 21:23

The city has no need for the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s Sh’khinah gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

There is a line in a song by Chris August “Who made the moon reflect the sun” describing the greatness of God.  What an awesome day it will be when we no longer need the sun and moon because daily, we have Yeshua on the throne before us forever reflecting the Sh’khinah glory of God continually into our lives.  Lord let Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

God cares

Tehillim (Psalms) 145:17-19

 

ADONAI is righteous in all his ways,

full of grace in all he does.

ADONAI is close to all who call on him,

to all who sincerely call on him.

He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;

he hears their cry and saves them.

 

God will fulfill our desires if we truly trust in Him.  It is our sincerity in our trust that is the key.  No longer as believers can we be flippant with the impact the ADONAI has in our lives but must seek Him daily and follow closely to His righteous ways.  As we grow we see the worldly concerns give way as God cares for us and we focus on His majesty and His honor and glory as the desire for all in our lives.  Lord let Your Word go forth so all may know Your saving grace through the sacrifice, the blood of Yeshua.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Rising to life

Yechezk’el (Ezekiel)  37:11-14

 

Then he said to me, “Human being! These bones are the whole house of Isra’el; and they are saying, ‘Our bones have dried up, our hope is gone, and we are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy; say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘My people! I will open your graves and make you get up out of your graves, and I will bring you into the land of Isra’el.  Then you will know that I am ADONAI—when I have opened your graves and made you get up out of your graves, my people!  I will put my Spirit in you; and you will be alive. Then I will place you in your own land; and you will know that I, ADONAI, have spoken, and that I have done it, ‘says ADONAI.”

 

The final part of Yechezk’el’s vision is the redemption from death by accepting the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit of ADONAI into ourselves.  It is then that God raises us up from eternal death to eternal life in Him.  Our souls are quickened, and we know there is a God in Isra’el who call to all to be grafted into His salvation.  Lord let the quickening happen and let this world turn back to You to praise Your holy name.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Turn to God

Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 35:11

 

Say to them, ‘As I live,’ swears Adonai ELOHIM, ‘I take no pleasure in having the wicked person die, but in having the wicked person turn from his way and live. So repent! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, house of Isra’el?’

 

It is only our own selfish stubbornness that keeps us from ADONAI ELOHIM’s love.  God seeks us out and pursues us like a deer panting after water, repeatedly putting opportunities to come to Him with trust and acceptance just as He did for the house of Isra’el.  As Yeshua said He Is standing at the door and knocking, we just have to open it and let Him in.  Dear Lord, let me always hear and obey Your commands for my life.  I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.