“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 45th night of the Omer, which is Six Weeks, and three days.
Day 45 Psalm 119: 1-8
1How happy are those whose way of life is blameless, who live by the Torah of Adonai!
2 How happy are those who observe his instruction, who seek him wholeheartedly!
3 They do nothing wrong but live by his ways.
4 You laid down your precepts for us to observe with care.
5 May my ways be steady in observing your laws.
6 Then I will not be put to shame, since I will have fixed my sight on all your mitzvot.
7 I thank you with a sincere heart as I learn your righteous rulings.
8 I will observe your laws; don’t completely abandon me!
Meditation Day 45: ” Expecting a Filling of Joy”
There are five days remaining as we count up until Shavuot (Pentecost) and the excitement builds! This life in Torah, I would not exchange for anything in the world. The Moedim, YHWH’s appointed times have caused me to follow YHWH our God more intentionally with a purpose. Most of us press in with all of our might to walk intentionally, but it actually becomes a chore of the flesh. The expectations we only read and hear preached about in the Beit Sefer never manifest according to what is read in the scriptures. We end up desensitizing ourselves in the area of expecting greatness from God in our eyes. The Beit Sefer is the elementary region of Yahweh’s circle of understanding where learning of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice in the church is encouraged. The Beit Sefer is the birthing place of most of Christianity and the remnant being gathered by YHWH of Torah followers today.
The Torah is often considered in error as a shift from the Lord and Savior toward the law. The first misconception about this is our Lord and Savior Yeshua HaMashicach (Jesus Christ) remains the center of the entire Bible. Secondly, there is a misconception that the law was done away with by, of all people, Yeshua (Jesus), but in Matthew 15:17 He clearly informs everyone for thousands of years “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. [CJB]. This is the example that most Christians miss. Unfortunately, it annihilates the expectation YHWH and Yeshua (Jesus) have us pursuing to follow the example of Yeshua by honoring the Torah. YHWH desires to move those who can hear to the Beit Midrash, the higher level of understanding our God YHWH and King Yeshua HaMashciach (Jesus Christ). The highest form of worship is studying. This is the place YHWH desires for His children to stand in spirit and truth.
If the big brother, who is our keeper, the one everyone in the Christian community speaks about is our example, why then do we know so little about what and how Jesus (Yeshua) studied, lived, worshipped and praised in His life? But, if I ask you what or who Constantine, Augustine, or Martin Luther studied you will find or know who they studied and believed to develop their ideologies and theologies and accept it. The one who shed His blood for us, and intentionally walked with us 40 days we know little to nothing about what and how He studied. During the days Yeshua showed himself after His resurrection , Jesus walked for 40 days during the season of Counting the Omer and ascended into heaven after instructing the apostles to wait for the power in the book of Acts. The apostles received the power during the celebration of Shavuout/Pentecost. If you refuse to study to know, learn, mimic, quote, witness and recall accurately as Yeshua did, what is your purpose of studying the bible?
Yeshua kept the Moedim, and every word of instructions YHWH ever spoke to Him to perform for a life of blessing and anointing. Where did these words come from? According to Yeshua (Jesus), He completes the word of YHWH by walking it out. Likewise, we are to carry out and fulfill the Torah (properly identified as God’s teaching and instruction, not law, it is only identified as law when it is broken), in our lives.
Were only something I read often, and attempted to force into existence most times. When you begin to walk according to YHWH’s original intent you are ultimately walking in what Moshe wrote about in Exodus. I didn’t guess this or make it up in my imagination, I have witnesses out of the scriptures. According to Yeshua according to John, who references the book of Exodus. Who is Moshe writing about the people believing, the same is who is not believed in John. Stop, think about it!