“‘From the day after the day of rest — that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving — you are to count seven full weeks, until the day after the seventh week; you are to count fifty days; and then you are to present a new grain offering to Adonai. (Leviticus 23: 15-16CJB)
The Counting of the Omer covers a fifty-dayperiod of time from the Feast of First Fruits until Shavuot (Pentecost). Beginning with the day of First Fruits, eachsubsequent dayis counted for seven complete weeks, plus one day – fifty days. During the Counting of the Omer, we “count up” to the Feast of Shavuot (the 50th Day) with each day of counting, adding to the growing expectation of what Pentecost will bring. During the Counting of the Omer, each day 8 verses from Psalm 119is read and meditated upon, causing us toreview the condition of our hearts before God.
“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the Omer: Tonight will be the 19th night of the Omer, which is Two weeks, and 5 nights.”
The Counting of the Omer Day 19: The Road to Transformation
Day 19- Psalm 119:145-152
(Kuf) (The nineteenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet)
145 Wholeheartedly I am calling on you; answer me, Adonai; I will keep your laws.
146 I am calling on you; save me; and I will observe your instruction.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes are open before the night watches, so that I can meditate on your promise.
149 In your grace, hear my voice; Adonai, in keeping with your justice, revive me.
150 The pursuers of carnality are getting close; they are distancing themselves from your Torah.
151 You are close by, Adonai; and all your mitzvot (commandments) are truth.
152 Long ago I learned from your instruction that you established it forever.
Meditation Day 19 I’m Calling You
Today’s set of eight verses are familiar to our emotional pallet of woes. The book of Job is another book of the bible which aids us in the midst of the option of despair. The despair of a person is not instant. It is a choice that presents its self to oppose what we have learned in the Holy Scriptures. The promises of God are promises, and unfortunately we handle the promises of YHWH our God exactly as we would a person’s promises. The Scriptures warn against this type of thinking in
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
This is a thought that we barely recognize in our actions, prayers, communication and expectations toward God. By considering the promises of God from this lowly perspective it prompts us to embrace hopelessness. God is FAITHFUL, He is incapable of lying and He is full of compassion. The holes which exist in our faith continue due to our inability to have self-control where our thinking is concerned. The first verse gives a clue of the manner in which we cast down the thoughts (2 Cor 10:5) of despair, as we ‘wholeheartedly’ call upon God as our only hope. Our choice made at the beginning of the day aligns our steps throughout the day. The implication of this word ‘wholeheartedly’ placed at the beginning of the first verse suggests it is the first thing we do when we rise. There is an option presented to us daily it is our responsibility to choose. If we fail to choose intentionally we choose inadvertently.
Do not go another day without making your own destiny decision; otherwise complacency and procrastination will direct you without your input.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.