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
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
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
Greetings! L'Shana Tova tikatev v’tichatem” (May you be inscribed in the book of Life and sealed for a good year). Beginning at sunset tonight, September 29 until sunset September 31 is the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), one of the 7 Feasts of Israel that God commanded His people to observe. The Jewish people typically … Continue reading Feast of Trumpets
Tonight, a dear sister in Christ was asking a question that I think many of us, as followers of Jesus Christ, have asked ourselves. Is Saturday or Sunday the Sabbath and are Christians required to Keep the Sabbath? While detailing my own journey of understanding on the Sabbath, the Holy Spirit revealed something to me … Continue reading Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath