The Counting of the Omer Day 37: The Road to Transformation
The Counting of the Omer is a season of introspection and expectation. The introspection is the season we clear away any blockages that are keeping us from reaching the functional status of life in the Kingdom, that YHWH intends for us.
“‘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, 16 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: 15-16 (CJB
“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 37th night of the Omer, which is Five weeks, and two days.
Day 37 Psalm 119: 113-120
113 I hate doubleminded people, but I love your Torah.
114 You are my hiding-place and shield; I put my hope in your word.
115 Leave me alone, you evildoers, so that I can keep my God’s mitzvoth (commandments).
116 Uphold me, as you promised; and I will live; don’t disappoint me in my hope.
117 Support me; and I will be saved, always putting my attention on your laws.
118 You reject all who stray from your laws, for what they deceive themselves with is false.
119 You discard the wicked of the earth like slag; this is why I love your instruction.
120 My body trembles for fear of you; your rulings make me afraid.
Meditation Day 37
In today’s meditation we find King David opening with a bold statement. “I hate,” are the first two words of that statement. This is not a mean statement but it is a necessary resolve. As we discussed in yesterday’s verses we must be prepared to make a commitment and resolve to follow YHWH our God. With this in mind, we also seek to hate what it is that YHWH hates. Each time we reference David, it immediately enters our mind that this is a ‘man who God identified to be pursuant, created, and approved of as the one who sought His (YHWH’s) heart. When David proclaims here his hatred, he ultimately confesses a turn or transformation of a once sketchy or uncertain territory in his heart (according to yesterdays meditation), now clearly belongs to YHWH our God. We are counting, pulling, tugging, digging, studying, and realizing who we are in God.
As we continue on to analyze the remainder of the opening statement it reads, “doubleminded people,” the indecisive, fence-sitters, and those who walk in the area of grey (however many shades there may be, pun intended), these people are never to stand in this season of expectation in the presence of God. You may say why can they not expect anything, it is not because I said it, the word references it in James 1:6-8 (CJB) and it reads. “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Here the scripture confirms that this type of faithful person is not worthy of expecting anything from YHWH, this person is definitely a double-minded person which God, David and the Torah observant grows to hate. The only reason this word is used is because when we seek to
David was a man after the heart of YHWH, and this title comes out of his ‘intentional faith’ that aligned with YHWH and His Torah. The expectation that we have during the counting of the omer, is a tremendous blessing. There are prayers uttered and witnessed to keep us paying attention to what we are doing when we count the omer. It is up to each of us individually and collectively on one accord in our thinking about the Torah to learn how to gain a heart of one who walks after YHWH. This opening statement read, “but I love your Torah.” The number five is the number representing the books of Torah, it is the attribute of grace and mercy as well as the number five serves as the amount of words which have a direct contrast to the characteristics of the double-minded individuals in this verse. The solidarity we are all looking for in our lives is discovered in the pages of the Torah. The decisions we make to allow the Torah to guide us in our daily lives is of tremendous value, and determines how we respond to all issues in life. The Torah is the opposite of doublemndness. If you have ever struggled making a decision, today release yourself from the extra jurisdiction and allow the Torah to dictate how you respond. This is the intentional faith gained as we stand on the Torah as it guides our decision making we are no longer doubleminded people, but are developing a heart that reflects God’s heart reflection, action and proclamation. This is why the bold statement we opened this meditation with says, “I hate a doubleminded man this is a push, press and resolve to only love what YHWH loves and only hate what YHWH hates. I am a man or woman after God’s own heart, because I express “Intentional Faith.”
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.