Shavuot 2023: Betrothed At Pentecost & Sealed With His Love!

“I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine.” (Songs of Solomon 6:3)

We often glean much revelation when observing the Biblical Feast Days.  Every year, God speaks something NEW!  Today, let us look at the divine romance illustrated to us through the historical picture of Shavuot, the fulfillment at the Day of Pentecost, and the future culmination of the Wedding Supper of The Lamb.”

What Is Shavuot?

Shavuot (Hebrew: pronounced Sha-Va-Ot) or Pentecost in the Greek, is one of the Biblical Feasts described in (Leviticus  Chapter 23) that the Lord calls His appointed times;and He encourages that His holy convocationsshould always be remembered. In the New Covenant, Apostle Paul tells us in (Colossians 2:17), that the Biblical Feast Days are a shadow or dress rehearsal of things to come, which illustrates to the unbelieving world that Yeshua is the Messiah! The Spring Feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, & Shavuot were fulfilled at Yeshua’s first coming with His Death, Burial, Resurrection, & The Fulfillment of The Holy Spirit.
The Fall Feasts: Trumpets, Yom Kippur, & Tabernacles will be fulfilled at Yeshua’s second coming.  We will take a look at the prophetic purpose of the Fall Feasts later.”

Why Is Shavuot Important To Believers?

Exodus 6:7a: “I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.”
Shavuot marks a day to renew our covenant with God.  Covenants are like “vows;” like the vows spouses make to one another on their wedding day. Shavuot commemorates the covenant that God made to Israel at Mt. Sinai when He first chose her saying, “You shall be a special treasure for me… a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:4-5). The Hebrew people chose God by answering, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do” (Exodus 19:8).”
To the Christian world Shavuot is also known as PENTECOST, which means “fifty,” and marks 50-days after the second night of Passover.  Therefore, Shavuot is also called The Feast of Weeks, because the observant count the days between Passover to Shavuot as we anticipate with great excitement an encounter with the Lord that brings renewal, revelation, and refreshing during this significant time of year!

Shavuot: Betrothal In The Old Covenant

“Many days wilt thou be Mine and I will be thy Redeemer…”

The Ketubah: Wedding Contract

In (Exodus Chapter 19), Israel stood before God at Mt. Sinai, like a Bride standing before her husband on her wedding day.  The young Bride was nervous and afraid, yet God revealed His love for Israel and entered into  covenant with her by giving Israel His Commandments (The Law), making Israel His Bride (Exodus Chapter 20).”

The Ketubah is a Jewish wedding contract, written to assure the maintenance of the Bride during the marriage covenant.  The Ketubah outlines what is expected of the Husband and Bride, and the commitment they make to each other.  The Law, given on Mt. Sinai, can be looked at as a marriage contract. The Law was given to Israel as a treasured token of God’s fidelity and promise to maintain her.  The Law required the Bride’s faithfulness and promised her enduring blessings and security within the marriage covenant. However,  The Law was impossible to keep without GRACE (Galatians 3:24).  So, God provided a BETTER COVENANT, through Yeshua who fulfilled the Law on our behalf and offers the power of the Holy Spirit, who motivates our regenerated hearts to live in love-relationship with our Bridegroom. Hebrews 8:6-13: But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.  For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.  But God found fault with the people and said:

“The days are coming, declares the Lord,     when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel     and with the people of Judah.  It will not be like the covenant     I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand     to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,     and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.  This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel     after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds     and write them on their hearts. I will be their God,     and they will be my people.  No longer will they teach their neighbor,     or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me,     from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will forgive their wickedness     and will remember their sins no more.

By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.”   

The Bride At Pentecost – Sealed With His Love:

In (Acts 2:4), the promise of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled on Shavuot, according to Jeremiah’s prophecy that one day God’s law would be written on our hearts. Jeremiah 31:33: “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Interestingly, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit can also be viewed as a betrothal. Apostle Paul makes reference to this in (2 Corinthians 1:22) and (Ephesians 1:13-14), when he describes God’s Spirit being a seal upon us. The word seal can be interpreted as a Bride beingspoken for by her Husband (Song of Solomon 8:6). 2 Corinthians 1:22: “[He] set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” Ephesians 1:13-14: “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”  
To be “spoken for” is the preliminary stage in the marriage covenant in which the Ketubah is signed. This document states that the groom offers protection and security to the bride. The bride and groom are joined as one through the Ketubah. The bride not only becomes the name bearer of the bridegroom but from that moment on she also has become an heir, although the wedding day has not yet taken place.
In the old covenant the husband would pay the bride-price as insurance that he would return for His bride and fulfill his promise to her.   So, how do we know that our Bridegroom (Yeshua) will return for us – His Bride?  As we established, it is customary for the Bridegroom to leave the Bride with gifts as a promise to her until their wedding day.  In (John Chapter 14), the Bridegroom (Yeshua) told His disciples that He was departing from this earth to prepare the many mansions in His Father’s house, and that He would send a gift as comfort until His return. The picture was clear. Yeshua illustrated that His Second Coming must be understood as a Bride who awaits her wedding day.  
Yeshua, our Bridegroom provided us a gift, as proof that we, the Bride belong to Him. That great gift came on the Day of Pentecost, when His Holy Spirit was poured out over those who had entered into the covenant with Him.”
Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Acts 2:1-4:

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The Wedding Feast of The Lamb:

The Bride consists of Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua (Acts 2:5-39). One day we will stand radiant before the Bridegroom when He comes to bring His Bride to the bridal chamber in the house of His Father. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is not just another historical event, the outpouring is proof that the Bridegroom and Bride were joined as one on the Day of Pentecost. Some great day, the Bridegroom will escort His Bride to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.    
For this cause do we celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost).  The Bride and Groom have entered into a covenant and remain bonded to each other through His Spirit – until the Bridegroom Returns For His the Bride! – Selah”
Revelation 19:1-9: “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”              

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Purim 2023: Defeating Your Haman

Purim 2023

Defeating Your Haman


Lord, help me not grow disheartened or intimidated, or to shrink from Your will. You have called me to such a time and place as this. Embolden me as You did Esther to take heart in Your victory. Father, You are victorious, and in You, I am also.” (Esther 4:9-14)


Prayers to Break Every Conspiracy

& Instigate Promotion

“Then King Ahasuerus said… ‘I have given Esther the house of Haman.”

(Esther 8:7a)

Scripture Reference:   Esther Chapters 1-9

Father, please favor me and hasten me to my promotion, in the name of Yeshua! Oh Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, arise and let my enemies be SCATTERED in the mighty name of YESHUA. Father, by Your authority in heaven, please cancel every conspiracy of the enemy concerning me, and grant unto me immunity from the attacks of the enemy in the name of Yeshua! O Lord, save me from satanic harassment and fight my battle today, in the name of Yeshua! O God, arise on my behalf and show Yourself mighty in every situation and area of my life, in the name of Yeshua! Let every conspiracy of opposition against my life hasten my promotion, in the name of Yeshua! Let the Blood of Yeshua arise and silence every blood crying out against my progress, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, please turn the counsel of every spiritual Pharisee, Haman, Judas, Absalom, Ahithophel, Pharaoh, Herod, Cain, Laban, Delilah, Ahab, Jezebel, Sanbalat, and Tobias into foolishness. Let every evil spirit that seeks to destroy me be destroyed in their own malicious ways in Yeshua’s name.

Father, I ask You LORD to deliver me as You delivered Peter from being sifted out of position and alignment by the powers of witchcraft at this gate of time. Father, let the Blood of Yeshua form a Blood line of protection where the enemy cannot track or trace me in the realm of the natural or spirit in the name of Yeshua.

Father, please let me experience Your glory in my life. Give me beauty for ashes. Father, please elevate, establish, and make me better. Let all over due blessings and miracles come to pass with divine speed, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, let the hosts of heaven represent me in all legal matters, in the name of Yeshua! Father, by the Blood of Yeshua, please reverse every evil decree standing against my progress in the name of Yeshua! Father, please let the mark of EXCELLENCE, DIVINE DISTINCTION, and DIVINE FAVOR be upon my life, in the name of Yeshua! Father, please saturate my life with the Blood of Yeshua and remove every evil mark of demotion, disfavor, dishonor, shame, regression, failure, mockery, hatred, and every demonic projection of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and character assassination that would cause me to lose favor, in the name of Yeshua. Father, please mark me with Your Favor and Honor. Let nobility and greatness be my portion. Lord, please cover my head in the day of battle. Let it be evident to all that the Lord God is with me. Let none be able to stand against me. Let the horns of Your anointing be exalted in my life. Established me in righteousness and peace. Oppression shall not stand against me and will be far from me.  In the name of Yeshua. Holy Spirit, deactivate every satanic activation and operation of oppression in my life in the name of Yeshua! Father, destroy every satanic database and any file with demonic decrees attached to my name.  Let it ‘Crash,’ in the name of Yeshua! Holy Ghost, terminate every evil decree against my name, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, terminate every negative letter written against me, concerning my victories, status, career, marriage, children, and finances, in the name of Yeshua!

Lord, in my ministry, in my workplace let every Haman and Judas be dethroned and every Esther, Mordecai and Cyrus enthroned. Father, let Your favor advance my cause in the name of Yeshua!

Father, by the Blood of Yeshua, dethrone every spiritual Haman and Judas in my life,, in the name of Yeshua!

Lord, give me peace in the midst of stormy seas, in the name of Yeshua!

Lord, cut-off the expectations of every spiritual Koran, Dothan, Pharisee, Haman, Judas, Absalom, Ahithophel, Pharaoh, Herod, Cain, Laban, Delilah, Ahab, Jezebel, Sanballat, Tobiah and all those who expect my failure and defeat. Let the wicked expectations of my enemies be cut off. Let those who rejoice in my tears be put to shame. Let the camp of the enemy experience monumental defeat, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, rescue me from every plot of the wicked and hasten to move me to greater places, in the name of Yeshua!

Holy Spirit, turn every plot of demotion into promotion in my life. Cancel every assignment that would turn the glory of God into shame in my life. No weapon that is formed against me will prosper and every tongue that has risen against me in judgment, God will prove them to be in the wrong. In the name of Yeshua!

Holy Spirit, dethrone Haman and enthrone all my “Esthers” (my divine helpers). Let my divine helpers favor me, locate me, intercede for me, and advance me in the name of Yeshua!

Every altar that has been arranged by my enemies for my defeat, I command them to crash and burn! Holy Spirit, turn every situation around for my favor and let them who seek my demise experience shame, in the name of Yeshua!

By the order of heaven, let every effort of the wicked turn around for my promotion, in the name of Yeshua! This is my season of divine favor, advancement, and divine acceleration. In the name of Yeshua!

Father, let every promotion and blessing that Haman is sitting on (spiritually), be removed from under him, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, please cover my mistakes. I receive the grace not to make any mistakes that would give the enemy an advantage in my life. In the name of Yeshua!

By the authority of heaven, I reverse all rumors, gossip, slander, misrepresentation, character assassination, evil decrees, pronouncements, and judgement released to put me to shame so that my work for God would have no effect. I decree like Mordecai that the Lord shall speak on my behalf and silence all my accusers.

Father, my Haman shall make mistakes that will promote me, in the name of Yeshua!

Holy Ghost, let there be a hundredfold return of everything that the enemy has stolen from me or denied me, in the name of Yeshua!

Holy Ghost, disappoint the devices of enemies, scorners, scoffers, persecutors, and character assassins, let every pit dug for me become their own pit of destruction. In the name of Yeshua!

Holy Ghost, replace every letter of shame, demotion, and disappointment written by Haman, with letters of promotion, elevation, and success, in the name of Yeshua!

Father, move me forward despite opposition. Let Haman’s efforts be wasted and in vain, in the name of Yeshua!

Holy Spirit, erase my name from every negative program that has been set against me, in the name of Yeshua!

Holy Spirit, cut off every evil tongue that has been assigned to speak against my progress. In the name of Yeshua!

Father, let the voice of the accuser be silenced by the Blood of Yeshua. Let the voice of the Blood of Yeshua speak better things concerning me. In the name of Yeshua!

Father, whatever location Haman has taken my name to; Lord, let Your favor speak for me in that place, in the name of Yeshua! Let every negative image that the enemy attempts to cast concerning me be saturated by the Blood of Yeshua. Lord show me to be a token for Your good.

Lord, please forgive me and let the Blood of Yeshua erase every mistake, misdeed, and negative words that I have spoken. Please give me the grace to walk in Your wisdom in all things so that Your favor will speak for me, in the name of Yeshua!

Lord, let every conspiracy of Haman over the work of my hands and my destiny be brought to naught, in the name of Yeshua! Let me flourish in my assignment and in my sphere of influence. Let me walk in divine favor, divine, distinction, divine approval, and in an open heaven. In the name of Yeshua!

Lord, please speak a blessing over my relationships and friendships. My relationships shall flourish. Every area of my life is like a well watered garden, rich and flourishing without failure – without limitations – without scarcity or lack. I live in a realm of continual harvest in my health, well being, finances, and all that pertains to me. In Yeshua’s name.

Father, please secure all my victories and breakthroughs. Lord by Your divine decree usher rapid advancement and divine breakthroughs to propel me through open doors, miracles, favor, advancement, new homes, careers, destinies, promotions, divine opportunities, divine encounters, strengthening relationships, and realms of God’s glory.

Father, please convert every evil debate or deliberation against me into a miracle. May the evil design of my enemies turn to honor in the mighty name of Yeshua.

Father, may those in authority delight to honor me, everywhere I go. Let favor and God’s glory follow me henceforth, into offices and public places, let those in charge of those places delight to honor me in the name of Yeshua.

In the Name of Messiah Y’shua, I posess ALL my GATES with VICTORY. I proclaim that we have a legal right to receive everything YOU have for me namely: • Life, Health, Beauty, Mental Sharpness • Skills, Talents, Spiritual Gifts, Wisdom • Family, Wealth, Fame, Ministry, Favor • Open Doors, Joy, Peace, A Future • Might, Destiny, and Sonship In the MIGHTY Name of Y’shua. Thank You Lord, for answered prayers, and secured victories in the name of Yeshua! Amen!

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Sukkot 2022:  A Prophetic Look at the Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot 2022:  A Prophetic Look at the Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) has a significant prophetic purpose as the last of the “moedim” Biblical Feast found in (Leviticus 23:34-44).

The Feast of Tabernacles is a prophetic picture of God’s plan of redemption through Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) for all humanity.  The Feast of Tabernacles is a picture of what life will be like when Messiah returns and we dwell with Him throughout all eternity.

The Feast of Tabernacles lasts for seven days with an additional day of celebration, known as Shemini Atzeret (the eight day being a picture of eternity).   After the solemn assembly of Yom Kippur, The Feast of Tabernacles brings a time of feasting, jubilation, and celebration.”

Historically, during the Feast of Tabernacles, Israel remembers the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.  During the Feast of Tabernacles we take this time to remember that the same God who led Israel through the wilderness to the Promised Land – still leads us – and will ultimately lead  us to to breakthrough and victory in this life and throughout all eternity.

The word Sukkah means booth or tabernacle. This is where we get the term Feast of Tabernacles from.  Those of us who observe the Feast of Tabernacles often build and decorate a booth outdoors called a Sukkah.”

Inside the Sukkah we festively celebrate Messiah and share a feast with our family and friends.  Since the Sukkah symbolizes the temporary dwelling of the Israelite’s in the desert, the feast is also referred to as Sukkot for this reason.

Also, according to the prophet Zechariah, in the messianic era, all nations will make pilgrimages annually to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.”

Zechariah 14:16:

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles”

Behold the Bridegroom Is Coming

The Feast of Tabernacles is also referred to as the festival of the “in-gathering” because it is the picture of the FINAL REDEMPTION, when Messiah RETURNS, RECONCILING all things back to God, and will REIGN over the Father’s creation on earth.

In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Yeshua tells a story of bridesmaids chosen to participate in a wedding. However, while the Bridegroom tarried, the bridesmaids slept. When the Bridegroom arrived only a few had their lamps prepared to go out and meet the Bridegroom. Today, let us prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord and savior Messiah Yeshua. Let us wait for him with anticipation with all our hearts.

Matthew 25:1:

“Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.”

“The Bible tells us that Yeshua will one day establish His Kingdom on earth and will rule and reign from Jerusalem.   Thus, we understand that the spiritual warfare concerning Jerusalem is not solely concerning the politics, the land, or the people; the warfare concerning Jerusalem concerns the coming of HIS MAJESTY. “

Revelations 22:3:

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

Zechariah 14:8a-9:

“And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem… And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” 

“Isaiah describes this future period as a time of peace when God’s law will go forth to all nations from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-4).”

The Feast of Tabernacles: The Wedding Feast Parallel

Revelations 19:9:

“Then the angel tells me, “Write: How fortunate are those who have been invited to the wedding banquet of the Lamb!” He also tells me, “These are the true words of God.” 

The Feast of Tabernacles is paralleled to a Jewish wedding feast.  A Jewish wedding lasts for seven days and is filled with feasting and jubilation.  The marriage takes place under a Chupah, a pavilion.”

Thus, the Sukkah can be interpreted as that Chupah and the seven-day long observance of Sukkot can be interpreted as the Wedding Supper of the Lamb where the groom Yeshua is joined with His bride (the righteous)! What an outstanding parallel. (Revelation 19:9) 

“Beloveds, we are looking forward to that great day….   Maranatha!  Even so Yeshua Come!

Chag Sameach – Happy Festival!

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REDEEMED! Yom Kippur 2022


“Let The Redeemed Of The Lord Say So. Whom He Hath Redeemed From The Hand of The Enemy…” (Psalms 107:2)

Imagine the power of REDEMPTION in this season as millions of souls from all over the world bring their activities to a HALT and seek the face God in repentance and prayer!”

As Believers, Yom Kippur is a wonderful time to reflect upon the redemption that we have received through Messiah Yeshua’s (Jesus’) shed Blood on Calvary…. for it is only through Yeshua that we experience true redemption.

Yom Kippur is often regarded as the holiest day on the Hebrew calendar. Yom Kippur foreshadows God’s plan for the final disposition of sin. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath, in that no work is done on this day. Yom Kippur is a season of repentance, regeneration, redemption, reconciliation, and restoration.”

Hebrews 12:1b-2:
 “…Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

I am very intentional about encountering God during the Biblical Feast Days; Yom Kippur in particular. I enjoy this season of being invited deep into God’s presence. I take this season to do some deep introspection.  Abba always speaks to my heart. His words revive my soul, brings instructions, clarity, correction, and lasting change.”

As nature brings forth change in this autumn season, we can also experience the change that Yeshua brings as we press deep into His presence.”

I pray that these Ten Days of Awe have been intimate; like a honeymoon filled with awe, splendor, encounter, and deep devotion with our God.

I pray that all those who press-in with fasting and prayer during this season will be fulfilled. Tzom Kal – May you have an easy fast!


Our Father, Our King hear our voice this Yom Kippur. Our Father, our King, we have sinned before You. We repent Abba! Please forgive us. Please have compassion upon us and upon all Your children.
Our Father, our King. Please bring an end to pestilence, war, sickness, poverty, lack, failure, oppression, explotation, famine, pre-mature death, and every plot, plan, and scheme of the enemy.

Bestow Your compassion upon us Lord as we present our supplications before You. Please have mercy on Your people, for every heart hurts and every head ails. Our Father, our King, inscribe us in Your book for a good life. Our Father, our King hear our prayer, bless us, prosper us, advance us, seal us, heal us, protect us, defend us, deliver us, fortify us, strengthen us, establish us, renew us, refresh us, restore us, save us, and redeem us for a good year… year after year.

Our Father, our King, please allow Your sweetness and grace to touch us in a special way today and always.

Our Father, our King, bless us and keep us. Please make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. Lord, please lift up Your countenance upon us and give us Your shalom peace.🙏 Amen!!! Hallelujah! 🕎

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The Days of Awe

The Ten Days of Awe

by: Malcolm Hedding 

 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing trumpets, a holy Convocation.” (Leviticus 23:24)

Days of Reflection:

 Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there are ten days of repentance and reflection. These are meant to be days of personal devotion, reflection, repentance and prayer and they are to prepare us for encounter with God during this Holy season and throughout the entire year!  Therefore they are also called the Ten Days of Awe. Not only are we to awaken to righteousness and zeal as we hear the trumpet blast at Rosh Hashanah but we are also to think most seriously about our relationship with God and with one another.

“Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.” (Leviticus 23:27).

Reconciliation and Unity:

The message of the Bible is about reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). That is, reconciliation with God and with our fellow man. Sin alienates and divides people and thereby births conflicts, wars, murders, outbursts of anger and all manner of hatred between people, families and races (Galatians 5:19-21). Those who come to God by faith in what He has done for them in Christ, the Messiah, have this cycle of alienation and hatred broken in their lives. For the people of God to live in schism and disunity constitutes a denial of the very essence of what it means to be a Christian (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). This should not happen and we should do everything to preserve the unity of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:1-6). In the end contentious people should be rejected and removed from the community of faith after having been appropriately warned (Titus 3:10). All of this dear friends is very serious business and we would do well to think deeply about it.

 “I, therefore the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

Humility and Grace:

When living in Jerusalem a very dear friend of mine, and a beloved Rabbi of blessed memory, asked to see me during the Ten Days of Awe. He had promised to do something for me and had forgotten. While praying and reflecting upon his life he was convicted of this and felt that he had to ask my forgiveness and so it was that he came to my office and apologized for his lapse in memory, asked for my forgiveness and promised to rectify the matter; which he did. I was greatly moved by this and cannot help but wonder what would happen to the body of Christ if we all acted in this way. The Ten Days of Awe therefore enable us to take hold of the grace of God and to be the people that Jesus wants us to be (Ephesians 4:31-32). Five is the number of grace in the bible and so the Ten Days of Awe, two fives, remind us of the amazing, blessed and abundant grace of God that has come to our lives by Christ Jesus. We need to think about this and respond appropriately. This period reminds us of these wonderful things and challenges us to be all that God, by Christ Jesus, wants us to be.

Indeed the Ten Days of Awe help us to focus on what it means to truly be a child of God; just as Passover or Easter enable us to see more clearly what Jesus did for us on the cross. We appreciate these times to refresh our souls and draw closer to God.

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