Cheshvan is when darkness reigns and yet the seed of growth is planted. On the Hebrew Calendar, Cheshvan is the current month, having begun on October 30, 2019. The month of Cheshvan is sometimes referred to as Marcheshvan. The prefix "Mar" means Bitter in Hebrew, or a time of judgment and hardship. It seems appropriate … Continue reading Cheshvan – The bitter month
I don't know about you, but one of my most fervent prayers is to ask the Lord for WISDOM. What is Wisdom and why is it so great? When we think of Wisdom, we think of knowledge, understanding, education...but really, wisdom is different than knowledge. Wisdom is defined in the Webster dictionary as the ability … Continue reading Wisdom…more precious than Gold!
Today, I was reading my morning devotional, and I was struck not only by the Devotional itself, but also the Scripture verses that accompanied it. This particular devotional was a powerful reminder of how God protects His Children from the storms of life. In the Devotional, we learn that a 12 year old Girl living … Continue reading Signed, sealed, and delivered
As I sit and watch California burn, as I recall the past few years, enormous wildfires, severe and historic flooding in the south and in the bread basket of America, extreme drought in other areas including California, Australia, China, Chile, Africa and Mexico, massive and destructive hurricanes (some in strange places), out of season tornadoes, … Continue reading Climate change or Birthpains?
Blessings to all of you on this beautiful fall day! May God's Grace and joy flow over each of your lives, your health, your finances, your families and your loved ones. I ran across a very simple, child-like video today that does a wonderful job of explaining God's Gospel of Grace in about 5 minutes. … Continue reading Are you a “good person”?
Was Jesus born on December 25th (Christmas), as many people believe? Honestly, it is very doubtful. Ancient pagan celebrations on this date (December 25) were well established in Rome long before the time Jesus walked the earth. It is much more likely that this date was chosen (Dec. 25) for "Christmas" to oppose or to … Continue reading Jesus’ True Birthday?
"Whoever has never seen the celebrations of the Festival of the water libation has never experienced true joy in his life” (ibid.5,1). In Biblical times, the water Libation ceremony was the most popular part of the week long celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was said that the lights from the celebration at the Temple … Continue reading The Water Libation Ceremony
The 7th and Final Feast of Israel is the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot or the Feast of Booths. This year (2019) it is celebrated Sunday, October 13 through Sunday October 20. Although most Christians typically think of the Feast of Tabernacles as a "Jewish Festival"; the Lord calls this Feast one of … Continue reading Feast of Tabernacles – GOD with us
In Hebrews, the writer tells us that Jesus is a High Priest FOREVER according to the order of Melchizedek. Who is Melchizedek? Hebrews 7:17 For it is attested of Him, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” In ancient Israel, the people believed that the continuing worship in the Temple ensured God’s presence … Continue reading Who is Melchizedek?
Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Yom Kippur is the most solemn and holiest day in Judaism. Day of Atonement is the only day that God called the Israelites to a Corporate Fast (no food or water for 24 hours). Leviticus 23: The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “On exactly the tenth … Continue reading Day of Atonement