My Journey: Torah Portion_Parashah 47: Re’eh (See) Deuteronomy 11:26 –16:17


walkinginthedustThe Torah Portion this week located in the book of Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17.  Each title of the Torah portion comes from the first few words of the designated section selected to read.  Therefore, this week the Torah Portion (parashah)  is’Re’eh which means ‘see.’   Join me as I share the revelation and experiences of my Exodus to the study of the Torah.  The first section of the scripture reads as follows in the Complete Jewish Bible:

Deuteronomy 11:26-28

26 “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse — 27 the blessing, if you listen to the mitzvot (commandments) of Adonai your God that I am giving you today; 28 and the curse, if you don’t listen to the mitzvot (commandments) of Adonai your God, but turn aside from the way I am ordering you today and follow other gods that you have not known.

In the KJV you will read the word ‘Behold,’ which too means to give attention, very close attention to the words that will immediately follow from the one who has the audiences attention.  ‘See’ Moshe (Moses) begins to reiterate the consequences of our choices, again.  Let us briefly review where we are at this point of scripture.  Upon preparing yourself to read the book of Deuteronomy it is important to understand the voice of this particular book.  The voice is one of an autobiographical tone, or what we know as the first person, because Moshe (Moses)is addressing the children of Israel for the final time.    The Most High has informed Moshe (Moses) that he will soon make his transition and no longer proceed on to the Promised Land with the second generation of Israelites he stands before at the time.   In the book of Deuteronomy is a type of final address for Moshe (Moses) in the first 30 chapters of the book of Deuteronomy.

From the opening of chapter’s one through thirty the writing is in the 1st person/(direct quote) format. There are four sections to this speech. They are:

  1. The Introduction- Chapters 1-4
  2. The Main Body- Chapters 5-26
  3. The Covenant- Chapters 27-28
  4. The Call To Repentance- Chapters 29-30

It is at this point that the rest of the book of Deuteronomy returns to the 3rd person narrative form that is the most common voice in the Torah.

Where we stand in this reading of the Torah portion this week is in the main body of the final address from Moshe (Moses).  Deuteronomy 11:26 –16:17 is a continuance of emphasis from Moshe (Moses) to remind the Israelites that the great success of this people is directly connected to how they worship and honor The Most High (YHWH), as they make a place for His name to dwell and be honored.  The instruction of Moses was  to direct their actions upon entering the Promised Land Moshe (Moses) continues in Deuteronomy 12:2 “You must destroy all the places where the nations you are dispossessing served their gods, whether on high mountains, on hills, or under some leafy tree.”

As many of us are newly discovering by looking to the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy) our Hebrew roots.  We begin to see ourselves and understand the nuances of worshipping our God in the manner and at the times He established for us from the beginning.   I have heard and claimed myself to be able to take hold of the promises due to the promise God made to Abraham.

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
For if the inheritance be of the law (Torah), it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

In keeping with this resolve comes the New Testament claim of the blessings of Abraham  recognized as a Hebrew (Gen. 14:13) according to the Torah references throughout scripture describing The Most High as the God of the Hebrews.  The word ‘Hebrew’ means to crossover it is a form of an option in many instances  subject to the commands of the God of the Hebrew.   The one who led the Israelites out of the land of Egypt (Ex.9:1; Ex. 9:13 and Ex.10:3) , the one who walked, talked and guided them every step of the way through the wilderness (Ex. 3:18, Ex. 5:3)   The God of the Hebrews is the one who went before them in battle and caused them to triumph once they went to gain the promised land (1 Sam. 4:6).  The God of the Hebrews is the one who caused the sun to stand still in the time of war leading them to victory (Joshua 10:13).

The most important constant in Moshe’s (Moses’) address is the necessary destruction of the false gods and  the act of idolatry in The Most High God’s people.  The same issue is front and center today. Are we still looking to dismiss every false god and form of idol worship in our lives today?  What are the false gods and idolatry today? The studying of the ancient path, the Torah gives a greater clarity to what we know about who God (YHWH) is in our lives today.  The repetitiveness of this book in the eyes of many who read it, is considered a treasure of wisdom passed on, instead of something outdated.  YHWH our God is always on time therefore He can never be outdated.

The newness of worshipping God  aright  in Moshe’s address to the Israelites looks toward the promised land (Deut 12:8-9),  You will not do things the way we do them here today, where everyone does whatever in his own opinion seems right; because you haven’t yet arrived at the rest and inheritance which Adonai your God is giving you.”

The destruction of the ways and honor of other gods is a topic that YHWH cannot stress enough, which brings us to believe it is also something we should look at a great deal because the tricks are not all black and white.  The main task to the adversary is to take your worship and steal it for himself, so when we think of it we are prompted to keep a guard up and our hedge of protection complete.  When we are certain we have destroyed all idolatry in our environments, speech, activities, eating habits, and thought processes it is still not over. We then keep a diligent watch over our hearts, souls and minds, striving to remain steadfast in spirit and truth.

In Deuteronomy 12:30

30 be careful, after they have been destroyed ahead of you, not to be trapped into following them; so that you inquire after their gods and ask, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?

Even after you believe the camp is clear of the threat of idolatry you cannot take a chance in letting your guard down.  According to Moses in Deuteronomy 12:13-15

“If you hear it told that in one of your cities which Adonai your God is giving you to live in, 14 (13) certain scoundrels have sprung up among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city by saying, ‘Let’s go and serve other gods, which you haven’t known,’ 15 (14) then you are to investigate the matter, inquiring and searching diligently.

A true prophet will teach the difference between the clean and the unclean and the holy and the unholy, sabbath and appointed feast days of YHWH our God.

 False prophets are put to death, for encouraging others to turn away and serve other gods.  Here is one of the reasons I tread cautiously to even accept the call to the ministry and now prophetess.  After studying the word in the church pretty much all my life, I did not hesitate when I began to study the Torah. There is not much of “knowing why we do what we do” in the church, but more of “I or we do it because it is the way it has always been done,” unfortunately “the way it has always been done,” is not always true.   We do not know anything!  And I have a few degrees and one in seminary (which we call cemetery).  How do we actively carry out this scripture to investigate, inquire and search out diligently the false prophets in our lives (Deut. 12:15) without studying what you do and why you are doing it?  You likely quickly remembered

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

And most importantly understanding the point of reference by which we are doing a thing.   I have learned that we must go back to the ancient path which is the anchor of all that is.

This is your Season of blessing!

Many of you can likely relate when you hear this statement, “this is your season of blessing.”  I have heard proclaimed anointed men and women of God make this statement, while ministering to a congregation in the churches.  People have traveled for miles to sit in the presence of the anointed man or woman of God to speak a word over them.  These messengers claim to have a special message for you from the Most High God.  In what I have learned in the Torah thus far, I understand better the promise of blessing, wealth and prosperity is a promise from The Most High (YHWH).

It is emphasized  during the feast days to the Sabbath day observance and reflected in the Sh’mittah year.  Many have an idea of prosperity in the church and their idea of how it is to be obtained, yet the Torah give us the instruction of how Yahweh ordained us to walk in blessings and care for our communities.   We gain clarity in how the Kingdom is to come on earth by living by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh, versus every cliche’ uttered in a season that motivates you.   In the fifteenth chapter of Deuteronomy it describes the Sh’mittah year, which is also identified as the year of debt release and wealth transfer.

Deuteronomy 15: 1-6 “At the end of every seven years you are to have a sh’mittah. Here is how the sh’mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community — he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai’s time of remission has been proclaimed. You may demand that a foreigner repay his debt, but you are to release your claim on whatever your brother owes you. In spite of this, there will be no one needy among you; because Adonai will certainly bless you in the land which Adonai your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess — if only you will listen carefully to what Adonai your God says and take care to obey all these mitzvot I am giving you today. Yes, Adonai your God will bless you, as he promised you — you will lend money to many nations without having to borrow, and you will rule over many nations without their ruling over you.

As you read this you will see the resemblance of the established bankruptcy laws and its structure where people are released from their prior debts.   The land is also to rest in a Sh’mittah year and YHWH will provide for us.  The reference to the land resting is associated to mankind ’tilling’ the ground or the farming  lifestyle.  This was a tremendous challenge to many as you can guess.  If the land was not ’tilled’ it was not profitable to the family.  Here was the challenge of an entire household’s faith in Yahweh.  The Sh’mittah year excited me when I first learned of it, because I instantly could see how our faith in Yahweh is guided to be strengthened during this season.  There are blessings in the release of debt, transference of wealth and more than that it increases ones faith and dependency in the Most High, Yahweh.

There are many prophetic instances that align with the season of Shemittah  every seven  years authorized by El Elyon (The Most High ).  There is always a consequence for disobedience, a curse that is associated with the disobedience of failing to honor God’s  mitzvot (commandment). Yet, these nuances are for the more *seasoned in the Torah to expound upon and that is not me yet. Don’t forget the basic element is that obedience gets the blessing and faith gets the birthright.

The Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

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In Deuteronomy the 16th chapter there is the instruction of the celebratory feast that is held at the end of the harvesting season called Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths).  A sukkot is a type of tent or booth, which actually exemplifies the mobility of the God we serve, recalling His faithfulness in the wilderness with the Israelites.  Yahweh is a personable God who sets us apart to honor Him with every fiber of our being.  There is only One God Deut 6:4, and He tolerates no mixing in any way.  He is our portion, but we are His treasure to worship, serve and live a life as He has ordained us to do.  Moshe (Moses) reminds the second generation of Israelites, that after all the harvest is gathered for the winter months for families to survive, they were to present it before Yahweh our God in order to receive the blessing of the appointed time.

Let me pause here, to bring your attention to Yahweh’s appointed times, the ‘modeim’  which are the feast days including the Sabbath.  These are the designated times of blessings He set up to sustain His children, His heirs according to the Kingdom lifestyle.  When I was seeking God’s blessings in the church I wanted to know how to truly walk in the blessings of the Kingdom.  I tried praying fervently in spiritual language believing that God would give the utterances, that I could not understand, clarity to manifest the desires of my heart according to His will.

The Holy Spirit is always in position to serve and lead us to the truth of God’s word.  The church taught us to never come before our God empty handed, and we did not question the validity of this statement while bringing all of the “tithes” to the storehouse, we made sure to have an offering.  This is truth according to scripture from the beginning, but while we brought our offering as we were instructed first by YHWH our God, we unfortunately were not bringing it at the proper appointed time or in a holy manner according to God after turning away from the Torah, which was harshly translated as ‘law.’  I like to call it an appointment for blessings.  The Torah portion this week reads

In Deuteronomy 16:15

15 Seven days you are to keep the festival for Adonai your God in the place Adonai your God will choose, because Adonai your God will bless you in all your crops and in all your work, so you are to be full of joy!

Moshe revisits several times the importance of showing up when God instructed his people to do so with a proper offering and a pure heart.  The Moedim  are the appointed times or festivals of God.  Recalled by Moshe (Moses) also in Deuteronomy  16:16-17

16 “Three times a year all your men are to appear in the presence of Adonai your God in the place which he will choose — at the festival of matzah  (Passover), at the festival of Shavu‘ot (Pentecost) and at the festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles). They are not to show up before Adonai empty-handed, 17 but every man is to give what he can, in accordance with the blessing Adonai your God has given you

As always I encourage you to go through  and read the Torah Portion as all of the Torah keepers around the world are doing today and allow the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh) to lead you to all truth as you meditate day and night on His word.  Yahweh our God is our portion and in this season He is writing his commands upon our hearts with His own finger.

Jeremiah 31 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Thank you for taking the time to share in my journey “Exodus to Torah”,

Prophetess C.C.

 

*Disclaimer:    I am only a student first of the Most High Elohim by the Holy Spirit and then covered in the dust of a rabbi, Rabbi Ralph Messer, teaching us our Hebrew Roots in Scripture.   We study biblically based Hebrew no association to Judaism, Kabbalah or Messianic Jewish studies.  Each academic achievement given by Yahweh and now my journey through the Torah I  share with you.  I pray that if you have been seeking God like never before to know Him in a better way, you will find it in the Torah.  I am a firm believer that Yahweh knows how to lead and teach us, getting us to the teaching and revelation He so desires.  I welcome you to  join me as I continue to learn by studying every Sabbath at Simchat Torah Beit Midrash.   GospoelCNTRO Magazine’s motto, “The Good News is Christ Never Takes Revelation Out.”  Therefore, we should never stop expecting Him to reveal more of Him to us as we seek Him diligently.


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The Torah is the Spirit


gospeltruthThe name of our blog and magazine is unique, GospelCNTRO.  The meaning is ‘gospel’ which is defined ‘good news,’  I know many believe it refers to a style of music only.  The scriptures of the New Testament are basically a commentary of the original intent of God (Yahweh) narrated through the primary sourced witnesses.  The message is good news that all that Yahweh established and promised from His first utterance remains in play throughout the generations of mankind.  The original statements from Yahweh our God are moving its way through our lives guiding and revealing His authority.  Each generation recognizes, reaches for and executes what God has purposed for them to walk out in their lifetime.

The acronyms CNTRO represents the statement, “Christ Never Takes Revelation Out,” Yahweh our God always includes revelation about himself throughout our lifetime.  We are to seek out Yahweh our God because He desires to reveal himself to us more and more each day.  This we see throughout the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.

The Torah is what Yahweh our God has revealed to me in this season of my life.  How exciting it is to find his original voice of what I have studied and sought out since I was seven years old.  As a first born in the returning generations of my bloodline to Yahweh’s call, way, and ordained authority in the earth realm. the road is filled with obstacles because it is unpaved territory that has not been walked in this way EVER.   The Torah is Spirit!  The Holy Spirit leads us to all truth.  The Torah naturally embraced imposes a supernatural return to the government of our God the Kingdom lifestyle that is our salvation.

The Torah what is it?  The original blueprint of our purposed destiny authored and authorized by Yahweh our God.  It will never be ‘What the man said,” the Aleph and Tav, the beginning and the end, the A to Z, Yahweh, He has the first and final word.  When I look back over my life I see the “Aleph” the beginning of Yahweh in my existence.  Therefore, my life is initiated by the voice of Yahweh, and it will be orchestrated through until the end by the ‘Voice of Yahweh.”   The Torah is the Spirit and Spirit has a Voice!

The original plan for us to be who we are was written, voiced and is truly being executed now!   All that you believe you may be missing is found originally in the Torah.  You will be empowered beyond what you know the Holy Spirit to be from this point on if you have not yet discovered the Torah.  What is the Torah? The books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy is the Torah.   Some call it law out of an improper translation of the messages original intention.  The Torah is transiliterated as ‘law’ as a strategized and intended disguise of your destiny.   Remember this tactic, it is the same as expressed in the garden with Adam and Eve the serpent says, “Has not God said…,” and with Yeshua (Jesus) in the wilderness the adversary tries to tempt him with natural bread, promises of greatness and Yeshua overcomes by holding to the Torah and he responds with assurance, “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of Yahweh our God.”

If I told you that the significance and outcome of your life was hidden in the treasure of Yahweh our God’s voice in the first five books of Scripture, would you not seek out the treasure reserved for you there?  What is the fight of the enemy?  Do you understand the lie, trick and thievery he began with is the same that enemy has continued in, confusing mankind of their place in this inheritance of a land and kingdom given to us by our originator Yahweh our God.

I write to you today for you to seek out the Kingdom for yourself.  These are only words of reminder that are already written for us to pay attention to in the book of Matthew.

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C. C.

I Once Was Lost, But Now… Have You Truly Been Found?


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Many  will register the title of this blog post as a simple question, because we have heard the statement often through our growing years in the church.  There is an offering at the end of each sermon called an ‘invitation to discipleship’.  The  invitation to be ‘saved’ is the same as an invitation to discipleship.  Here is where we intentionally  focus  our communication and  expression to the candidate to confirm their understanding  of the commitment associated with invitation.  The acceptance of Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ , the Messiah) as a propitiation for mankind’s sin is the function of being ‘rescued,’ or ‘saved from the ‘law of sin and death’ ( pronounced nomos in Hebrew) .   The ‘Greek  interpretation of ‘salvation”  as presented in historical teachings on all levels of Christianity today is from the word ‘saved as in rescued or spared.

The term salvation in Hebrew means ‘lifestyle’ which offers a deeper reflection of our topic today.  There is an implication throughout the church of being found and changed by the witness of the Good News of Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus, the Messiah) saying, “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” and receiving it by confessing Him alone.   The invitation to become a disciple (talmudim) is a choice to live a particular way accepting the governance of a set of instructions by which to live.   The invite is for those who, at the time of the invitation, do not subject themselves  to study in order to learn to live out these instructions as did Yeshua HaMashciach  (Jesus Christ) our Lord and Savior.  The invitee has often prayed before hand to come into the full knowledge of Christ Jesus.

There is a level of study that is expected of the new disciple to increase the mindset function of the knowledge, understanding and wisdom throughout ones daily life after accepting the invitation. This is  a clearly expressed expectation which comes with the invitation of salvation, defined in the Hebrew language as lifestyle.  As we look to the ‘invitations’ offered today across the denominations of churches, it is safe to say that people are moving further away from accepting the invitation, because they believe they hold the complete testimony of the remnant with whom Yahweh will set up His Kingdom through.

When we glance back at our blog topic today, I am encouraged to ask now, have you truly been found? Discipleship is a commitment to the process of study and application.  There are inquiries of commitment asked prior to acceptance, confirming the understanding of the individual’s commitment to the process of inviting a permanent resident to occupy their heart and through which Yeshua can function.  There is an anticipated inhabitation when you commit your heart to Yeshua. The Holy Spirit will take up residence with us permanently to lead us to all truth in knowledge, understanding and wisdom obtained.  It is by the Holy Spirit that we are able to observe the Torah in governing our lives.

As we continue to walk out the seek described in Matthew 6:33, the word ‘kingdom’ is married to the word ‘governing,’ which is also described as ‘law,’ yet this word is a stringent concept bruising the ears of Christians in many cases.   This rigid type of mood associated to the word ‘law’ is intended.   It is the perfect backdrop for Greek theologians to find a point of smoothing out, an imaginary jagged edge in the responsibility of honoring  Torah.  They smooth the rough perspective of the word ‘law’ by rejecting the Torah in the life of those saved by  the blood of the lamb Jesus Christ.  The word ‘law’ is synonymous with the word ‘governing’ yet, it is key to stretch our conscious thought past the term ‘law’ and accept the fact that we will assign someone to govern us.  Churches are not receptive to direct a true focus of the word ‘law/governing’ their lives.  If you have not chosen Yahweh’s teaching and instructions to govern your salvation (lifestyle), then who is governing the lifestyle you dedicate to God?  You will be governed one  way or another, it is inevidable and YHWH knows this, therefore an option to choose is presented.

The scriptures read, in Deuteronomy 30:19 to ‘choose life or death, and if we remain stagnant believing we have not chosen, we deceive yourselves.  There is a choice made by default, failure to move is ultimately a move.  There is no possibility of staying neutral, this is the biggest deception fed to this world  at light speed.  The distraction or delusion is there are many options from which to choose, when in reality  we only have two choices, life or death, and YHWH suggests we choose life.  It is inevitable we will adhere to the governing of a Kingdom, our purpose is to choose the right Kingdom.  In addition, it is important to recognize we can only function in one or the other kingdom and  allow that kingdom covenant to operate as a lifestyle.    The scripture read time and time again, still leaving a question mark over our heads each time we hear it, found in Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. 22 On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness (Torah-lessness).

There is a legal position for those who are in the kingdom to possess the land as an heir.  The legal position is not held or honored by these would be effective (in Matthew 7:21-23)  individuals in what the Church identifies as kingdom building.  These people likely in ministry that have cast our demons and prophesied in the name of Yeshua.  The legal position comes with the legal document (Kingdom Covenant Instructions) stated and kept by those who love Yahweh.   The lifestyle expected by  the King from the community of which He has ruler ship is to function by Kingdom covenant instructions.  These steps are progressed by choosing ‘life or death,’  this will bring your words to fruition.  We can accept Yeshua HaMaschiach as the means by which you are saved, but fail to walk out a life honorable of that Salvation.  Salvation is a lifestyle not a profile.  Profiles only reveal a few basics about a person on the outside.  Any and everyone asked today will proclaim to be a believer, with a Christian upbringing; but a lifestyle associated with the salvation claimed is difficult  on earth as it is in heaven to recognize in this day and at this time.

The testimony is a combination of proclamations, the testimony of the Torah given to Moshe on Mt. Sinai, by keeping and honoring the Sabbath and the holy days regularly.  The second song is the Song of Yeshua HaMaschiach is our Messiah, who gives us the grace and privilege to do the Torah and proclaim our inheritance through the shed blood of Yeshua.   The blog post today asks the question, have you been found?  If you only have one side of the testimony of the ‘remnant of Israel; who are being gathered in this season then you are still lost.  Yes, one side means even only having the Torah without the confession of Yeshua HaMaschiach as the risen Messiah, then you too are still lost.  The invitee normally has prayed to come into the full knowledge of Christ Jesus.  Those who have the revelation of the full knowledge of  Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMaschiach) carry both the honor of Sabbath, feast days and instruction of the Torah on their lips along with the confession of Yeshua coming in the flesh, dying for sins, and rising on the third day.

John states, this is the reason he was placed on he Isle of Patmos. because he carried a testimony of God’s word and Yeshua HaMaschiach as Messiah.  Read it here in Revelation 1:9,

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

According to the scriptures the two sticks shall become one,  Judah and Joseph (Ephraim)  will become one as Israel according to the prophet Ezekiel

Eze 37:19
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

The two will become one, those who are drawn to YHWH in this season will hold a complete testimony of Torah and Yehsua HaMaschiach.  Now, we look at the question again, have you been found?  Are you listening for Yahweh’s voice drawing you to a greater understanding of who He is?

1Sa 3:9

Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

if the answer is yes, then as Eli told young Samuel after being awaken by the lad hearing someone calling him for the third time, respond and be attentive to the Voice of YHWH in this season.

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Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C. C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sound of Life: Our Tongue is the Shofar


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The Sound of Life or Death Is In The Power Of The Tongue

 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21 KJV)

In biblical times the shofar sounded the Sabbath , announced the New Moon , and proclaimed the anointing of a new king. This latter custom has been preserved in modern Israel at the swearing in of the president of the state.  Shofar is a Hebrew word that comes from a root meaning beauty.

The revelation here is that any test will always analyze the sound of your life.  Our lives make a sound, according to scripture all who have blood flowing in or outside of their human shell there is a voice that resonates in Elohim’s hears.  In Genesis 4:10 it establishes that HaShem monitors us as it reads,

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

In the book of Numbers we see various accounts of the people of Israel living before the Holy One in the wilderness.  The wilderness is a season where HaShem deals with an individual’s character, revealing and stripping down the errors while restoring and strengthening the proper intensity of faithfulness (obedience) in our hearts toward Him and the Torah.  The book of Numbers is filled with the errors and the mercy extended to the community of Israelites.

The two judgments that the people of Israel have suffered leading up to this point, were a) The displeased Miriam and Aaron regarding Moses choice for a wife caused Miriam to be sorely punished for their dishonor of Moses (Ahayah’s chosen) appointed leader, and b) Korah influencing the 250 leaders to oppose the leadership of Moses claiming, “Korah was as fit to lead as Moses and accused Moses of exhausting himself over the people.  The one defining factor in both, and in what we are about to look at is, they all have to do with the mouth and use of the tongue against Ahayah’s appointed leadership. You would think after what had been already experienced, Miryam and her brother would have been more discerning about what they said. I believe that they both probably felt justified about what was being said. Maybe in a way they both felt it was a correct observation of their brother Moshe’s behavior. Therefore to them it wasn’t on the same level of sinfulness as the other situations which had just occurred in the camp. However, justified or not they are about to find out what Ahayah thinks of their secretive meeting and what was said.

The fact remains, that both situations revolve around the use of the tongue. Just as our above Scripture admonishes. Death and life are both within the power of that small member of the physical collective. The Jewish description of the misuse and abuse of this member is known as lashon hara, or the evil tongue. Our words can build up or tear down. Our words can heal and cleanse or they can push people to do evil things and defile. I hope we are paying attention here. There will be more of this kind of thing ahead in the not too distant future for the people of Israel  We in our present day will find ourselves in situations just like what we are reading. May Ahayah give us grace to learn by example and NOT by the bitterness of experience.

We find in Numbers 12:2 that Miryam and Aharon were alone in a tent when the conversation unfolded. They weren’t out among the people. They were alone…or at least they thought they were. The catalyst that started things off was Moshe’s choice of a wife. This then led to the real subject at the heart of the discussion. What made Moshe so special? What about us? So our brother is a prophet. Has Ahayah only spoken through Him? Has not He spoken through us also? That’s when we read these fateful words in our Torah text,

“…And Ahayah heard it.” (Bamidbar/Numbers 12:2b KJV)

Let’s be honest with ourselves, do we also make the mistake today of living our lives as though HaShem cannot hear us.  He heard them. They were in a tent. No one else was privy to the situation. Miryam herself was considered to be a prophetess among the people of Israel. Her position seemed to grant her the right to make such an evaluation of their brother. After all, they were not spreading things among the people like the rabble had. This was between two people, who in their eyes had equal standing with their brother.

Miryam and Aharon were using Tzipporah as a means to get at their real reason for their conversation. It apparently wasn’t justification in Ahayah’s sight for it though.  Over the past few weeks we have been focusing on the fluff of our words used to disguise our true motives.  Ahayah knows what is in our innermost being, our very blood has a voice that screams to him where we err in our hearts.  The blood flows through the heart of man and is a necessary means for the hearts condition.  If there is jealousy, arrogance, falsehood it streams through your blood and beats in your heart.  Therefore, it will make a specific sound when you speak in the ears of Ahayah.   Also, as the scriptures often state, those who have ears to hear can also hear what Elohim is saying and rightly discern and divide the word of truth.    They were touching His beloved servant and it was in fact a subtle form of a much more serious sin…rebellion! Because of Moshe’s meekness, he probably wouldn’t have attempted to defend himself between his brother and sister. However, Ahayah would. His response was immediate and forthright. What had been done by Miryam (Aharon while involved was not the instigator) was worthy of death. The use of the supernatural outbreak of the skin leprosy which we studied in the book  of Leviticus, was known as the walking death. It made Ahayah’s point about lashon hara in two ways. It showed that He will not tolerate such misuse and abuse of the tongue among His people, even those in leadership. It also was a means by which the reverential fear of Ahayah might be brought to the hearts of the people of Israel. What Miriam and Aharon were guilty of was rebellion. [Touching Ahayah’s delegated authority is the same as touching Him] Miriam, the instigator, would serve as a living testimony as an Afflicted One for all Israel to look at and remember NOT to speak evil in the camp.

When Ahayah left the weight of the violation was painfully clear. Miriam stood there completely covered in the leprosy.  A person completely covered with leprosy was in fact considered clean because the leprosy had run its full course. She was completely covered. It was no longer contagious, but the afflicted one could never be completely at rest. The symptoms could flare back up at any time.  Aharon cried out to Moshe to beg Ahayah not to leave their sister like this. He did, and Ahayah relented, but still required that she be put out of the camp for seven days. At the end of that time the leprosy would be removed and she could be received back into the camp again.

The entire nation is at a halt during the process of Miryam’s deliverance. Yes, she is restored. Blessed be our Ahayah for His mercy and longsuffering. However, it was time of lost progress. Beloved, may we let what we are seeing here sink deep down inside our hearts. Many congregations suffer from the sins associated with lashon hara/the evil tongue. Spiritual progress ceased  Physical effectiveness in fulfilling the vision Ahayah has given to congregations and ministries is constantly being set back. Some may recover in time. Others may never fulfill their purpose. How such a little member of the human body can have if allowed to guide as an instrument, or literally a weapon of unrighteousness.

Maturity in your walk is heard in your talk

The season of the gathering and ingathering back to the Torah is developing those ordained to walk in a greater Torah.  You can hear the shofar blow when they speak.  The tongue is a major apparatus to create the path you will walk down the next day.

May Ahayah give us ears to hear and a heart to receive what He is saying through His Torah today. Amen

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C.C.

Walk in the Spirit: Correction


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During the seventy days of testing that occurs immediately following the celebration of Shavuot, it is clear that the testing will be associated with the spiritual increase YHWH has given you on Shavuot (Pentecost).

Our first three steps in the process of testing are 1) Direction, 2) Inspection and 3) Correction.  In order to successfully walk in the spirit using what YHWH gives us each year at Shavuot,  never think it strange when tests come.  In the book of James he directs our attention to the true intent of the spiritual increase received at YHWH’s appointed time of Shavuot.  It is YHWH’s intention to insure we can be trusted with the increase that he gives us.  The ability to function with the added or enhancement of the gift you have received is the object of the testing in this season.

This year on Shavuot YHWH blessed me with an increase and enhancement of my spiritual ear.  The first thing we are to look to is to know what it is that YHWH has blessed us with this year on Shavuot.  Pay close attention to any differences in your current spiritual gifts.  The weeks of meditation with our concentrated attention spent on where we are in our relationship with YHWH is a great place to begin when identifying your blessings.   YHWH is the same yesterday today and forever more.   When we intentionally honor the feast days we can trust FAITHFUL (YHWH ) to do what he ascribed for His people.   YHWH accompanies us on a forty-nine day journey of introspection and expectation of receiving from Him for His glory.   Now that our direction is clear we can look inside to identify what gift or enhancement thereof YHWH has given you to fulfill our purpose in Him.  The inspection of how the gift is used to function for YHWH as authentic ambassadors is the next realm of this testing season.  The personal inspection of what has changed or enhanced on Shavuot inside of you takes your attention to how you worship, praise and serve YHWH daily.

Once you recognize the newness in your inner man the test of its use will begin, or you will notice that you are experiencing YHWH a bit differently.  James and Peter actually encourages us to understand that this is a normal process we are subject to for the trying of our faith and trust in YHWH.  Why would anyone want someone working with them whom they cannot trust, Selah.  James describes the element of the trying of our faith ( or more appropriately defined as YHWH identifying our level of trust) as a process to welcome in walking with YHWH.

James 1:2-4

Regard it all as joy, my brothers, when you face various kinds of temptations; for you know that the testing of your trust produces perseverance. But let perseverance do its complete work; so that you may be complete and whole, lacking in nothing
Even gold is tested for genuineness by fire. The purpose of these trials is so that your trust’s genuineness, which is far more valuable than perishable gold, will be judged worthy of praise, glory and honor at the revealing of Yeshua the Messiah.
The third element to consider during this testing process is correction.  The gift or enhancement blessing will definitely be new to you.  A repetitive time of practice will require a period of correction to allow mistakes in getting used to the new dimension of what YHWH is doing and how He requires to use you with your added gift or the enhancement of a current gift.   The element of correction is an opportunity to increase your humility to match the increase in your spiritual gifting.  Humility is the first step in operating properly in any gift of the spirit. Therefore, when thinking of testing in the area spiritual gifting ones humility is the first challenge.   The correction may come in the form of humility forced as it relates to using ones spiritual gift or a combination of humility and the use of the gift, either way correction is necessary to understand the responsibility of the gift.
Here are few added pointers for leaders during this season of testing specifically in the area of correction:
1) Leaders who struggle with receiving correction themselves, forfeit their opportunity to correct others.
2) Any correction administered must be executed in love and meekness.  There are many strategies used to correct but it should never be conducted maliciously or in a manner that will embarrass or belittle the person.
3) Correction is always carried out to bring YHWH glory, not to prove someone as being right or wrong.
The Correction Check List
  • Will YHWH receive glory as an end result of the correction through all involved?
  • Will the correction cause the person to become better in their walk with YHWH?
  • Have you considered the proper environment for the correction?  An intended intervention can appear as an ambush.
  • Has the potential correction been weighed from various perspectives before addressing?
  • Examine the correction thoroughly be certain it is not simply a vain imagination, opinion or judgment.
  • What is the motive behind the correction?  Search yourself before YHWH prior to addressing a potential correction of one of His children.  The men who gathered to judge and accuse the adulterous woman found themselves stepping back due to their own hidden sins.   Remember correction is one thing but judgment is another and the only one who is able to judge another is YHWH.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.

Walk in the Spirit…. Inspection


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The Holy Spirit is the second major manifestation of God’s guidance in all things that are associated with worshipping YHWH and living in His blessings.  The Holy Spirit will lead you to all truth.  John 16: 13 “ However, when the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative but will say only what he hears. He will also announce to you the events of the future.”  Here is the description of the role of the Holy Spirit.  The truth of knowledge, understanding, wisdom and revelation is what is expected when the Holy Spirit is present and active in the midst of Torah believers.  I make the distinction of Torah believers and the presence of the Holy Spirit because the two coming together is the key to building the Kingdom effectively in the last days. 

As we conduct the spiritual inspection of the gift of the Holy Spirit, we remember the gift is directly associated to the first gift giving of the Torah.  This is the handbook of how to live in the presence of an Almighty and Faithful God, YHWH.  The Holy Spirit is the finality in the process of surpassing the opposition of flesh (fear, doubt, disobedience, rebellion, control and manipulations etc..), where obeying YHWH’s Torah is concerned.  The prophecy found in Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 

The Holy Spirit dominates the territory of the inward parts of our existence in the presence of a Holy God.  This portion of man is the part that died when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden.  I believe it is the ‘inner man,’ spirit man that was a gift returned on Shavuot.  The inspection of where we are in our relationship with YHWH is weighted by the spirit.  I am certain what we are reaching for as progress will never be attained in the flesh until the spirit becomes the dominate force and element of our existence daily.  This world is inundated to the point of a trance with our outer appearance.  Our flesh and outer cues are racing to gain our trust over our spirit and according to the scripture this is the expected opposition we are to concern ourselves with.

Rom 7:18

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

 As we draw closer to YHWH in the end times, we will have the opportunity to move further and do greater works.  It is our destiny!  Here Paul makes one of the earliest determinations that our flesh and spirit are at war with one another.  Therefore when a war is declared a winner is inevitable.  Paul speaks of his struggle to honor God, but his flesh is constantly rearing up and winning out where his good works [Walking out the Torah] are concerned.  This is the season of the supernatural outpouring on man.  The spirit man will manifest with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the Torah and inward strength of the Holy Spirit.  The evidence will be found as fruit of the spirit, there will be no instant manifestation for you to affirm that YHWH’ Ruach (Spirit) is in a specific person.  When we do this we operate in doubt failing to depend upon God.  We receive the gift of the Holy Spirit by faith in YHWH.  Hey man!  You cannot validate the spirit of God in a person only YHWH can do that, and when He does He always gets the glory.   

 Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C. C.

Walk in the Spirit….Direction


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DIRECTION

     Walking in the spirit is a term we use to identify our active lives utilizing the benefits of having access to the Holy Spirit.  The giving of the Torah and the Holy Spirit was celebrated with a Feast Day during this past week of Shavuot 2015 (May 23 through May30).  The Torah and Holy Spirit are the tools upon which we depend on YHWH to add strength in our lives. We experience the anticipation of how YHWH will bless us, after counting the omer for forty-nine days. The Feast of Weeks festival (also known as Counting the Omer) is best described as TRUSTING FAITHFUL to show up at His appointed time to endow you with a gift.

What does it mean to TRUST FAITHFUL (who is YHWH) ? The term ‘trust faithful,’ is used as a metaphoric representation of YHWH.  It describes why you should believe; after all, how can you not “TRUST FAITHFUL.” Immediately following the giving of the gift of spiritual and physical strength, wisdom, knowledge or understanding from YHWH,  we step into the next 70 days of testing, Counting and depending only upon YHWH’s Torah, His word, is the premise of the meditations located in Psalm 119.   King David encourages himself in the word of the Lord.  In the 119th Psalm , in its entirety, King David reveals how to persevere in deciding to TRUST FAITHFUL.  We will trust FAITHFUL despite all odds.

The next realm of our spiritual walk“ercises” is the 70 day Test.  The previous exercises  surrounded “The Taming of the Tongue for 30 days recently.  A generous amount of attention was given to the most lethal weapon we have spiritually, our mouths.  We completed this challenge through the 49 day omer count, where we search our hearts for our own obstacles giving an offering up for renewal each day before Adonai.  The honest introspection of our character and the conduct we exemplify is sharpened to rehearse with Him.  We are in a rehearsal.  Everything we do links with the original thought from Adonai in the giving of the Torah.  He speaks once and listens to the ricochet of His commands operating throughout the community of Torah observant believers.  The believer puts their staff, the messengers (angels) to work in order to carry out the word of Adonai, according to the principles.

The Holy Spirit is even more intense when you are walking in the blessings of observing the Torah.  The gathering of the lost sheep back to the Torah, means many are filled with the experience of the Holy Spirit  by way of chanting practices adopted over the years to bring a sense of comfort to man confirming the actual receipt of the Holy Spirit.  When we look down through history we will begin to recognize what appeared to be a phenomenon, when really it is a way to confirm if YHWH has given you the gift.   The scripture Act 2:38 dictates that each person will receive the gift freely and it reads, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”  There are no additional requirements listed here in order to receive the Holy Spirit.   What I know is the interpretation of the scripture from a Greek perspective moves you to believe there were babblings, but there is no record of language that could not be interpreted, which imposes an additional level of experience that is outside of YHWH’s order present in today’s acclaims to having the Holy Spirit by speaking in tongues.

Man required an outward quality assurance flag and someone decided that speaking in babblings was an equivalent to the first experience.  In a closer review of Acts the 2nd chapter, it clearly reads that the language was able to be understood from the beginning and therefore anything less, is just that less [Acts 2: 1-12, reads as follows in the Complete Jewish Bible, “The festival of Shavu‘ot arrived, and the believers all gathered together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to rest on each one of them. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh and began to talk in different languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak. Now there were staying in Yerushalayim religious Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered; they were confused, because each one heard the believers speaking in his own language. Totally amazed, they asked, “How is this possible? Aren’t all these people who are speaking from the Galil? How is it that we hear them speaking in our native languages? We are Parthians, Medes, Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Y’hudah, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome; 11 Jews by birth and proselytes; Jews from Crete and from Arabia. . . ! How is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages about the great things God has done?” 12 Amazed and confused, they all went on asking each other, “What can this mean?”

Amazingly enough, we are still asking the same questions as were asked in the 1st century.  God is getting the glory with every word uttered because there is someone who understands and therefore can interpret the language.  This was the setting from the beginning orchestrated by YHWH, and likewise it should be the same  with us.  When we look at the many languages that were represented, the key to this event is that an interpreter was present then, and should be going forward.  If there is no interpreter of the activities of the tongues then it is no longer able to communicate the glory which belongs to YHWH.  Words are the ‘alef and tav,’ where it concerns YHWH.  There is no blessing in babblings and there never has been. The tongues of the Holy Spirit in public places demand an able interpreter.  The confusion imposed by babblings is not the premise of gaining YHWH’s Holy Spirit.  Therefore, after careful deductive reasoning, YHWH never imposed confusion with the miracle of tongues.  The mystery  of tongues was found in their question of how it could be that one who is unlearned of their language, can swiftly speak to them where each visitor understood them?

The key term today is ‘understanding direction,” there is literally zero understanding throughout the church about the gift of tongues.  While it did sustain us through these years, it is YHWH’s will that we continue to study and go even deeper.

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C. C..

Shavuot the Festival of Celebrating God’s Gift


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 This year, Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, begins as the weekly Sabbath ended on Saturday evening at sunset yesterday.

Understanding this holiday from a Jewish perspective provides a fitting background to the celebration of Pentecost.  The Torah is the gift God gave us first during this festival season.   The teaching and instructions on how to live a kingdom lifestyle as YHWH’s people.  The outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit, took place on the same day about 1,300 years later.  This season and celebration is a Holy day or Feast day that YHWH our God instructs us in His Torah to honor forever.  Shavuot is the true name of the holiday, Pentecost is the Greek translation of the word which means “50.”  Shavuot fall exactly 50 days (seven Sabbaths) after the first day of Passover (Pesach).

Count 50 days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.” (Lev. 23:16)

It’s the second of the three biblical pilgrimage festivals, following Pesach — the Feast of Unleavened Bread — and before the fall festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Many themes are interwoven in this holiday. Here’s a few.

The Book of Ruth

In biblical times, Israelites countrywide traveled to Jerusalem to present an offering at the Temple on Mount Zion (Temple Mount). Also known as Hag Ha’katzir (Harvest Festival), Jews traditionally read the Book of Ruth, along with the Torah portion, which reminds them to share God’s bountiful provision.

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God.” (Lev. 23:22).

The Book of Ruth tells the story of the Moabite woman who chose to return to Israel with her mother-in-law, Naomi.

Entreat me not to leave you or turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

When the young widow goes out to glean, she finds herself in grain fields belonging to Naomi’s close relative, Boaz, who becomes her husband. Ruth then gives birth to Obed, the grandfather of King David, placing her in the genealogy of Israel’s Messiah.

First Fruits and Giving of the Torah

Israelites brought the first fruits of the harvest to the Temple, hence the name Hag ha’Bikkurim, the Festival of First Fruits. They likely brought some of the seven species with them — olives, grapes, wheat, barley, figs, dates, and pomegranates — those harvested in the spring after the winter rains.  Today, Israel produces these same fruits in abundance. On Shavuot, dairy products and fruit are traditional fare, celebrating the land flowing with milk and honey.

Shavuot is also called Hag Matan Torateinu (Festival of the Giving of the Torah), celebrating God’s giving the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. It’s traditional to stay up all night studying the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

Another Outpouring

On Shavuot, nearly 2,000 years ago, 120 followers of Yeshua (Jesus) were waiting in an upper room in Jerusalem to receive another gift of power from on high. They were told to wait together until it happened.

They may have prayed about the promise foretold by the prophet Joel, which Peter described.

There came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty, rushing wind…when they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:2-4)

The outpouring of God’s Spirit produced quite a harvest — about 3,000 people joined the 120 disciples to become “witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”

In a Shemittah year an outpouring that surpasses what we have recorded in biblical history is where our expectation should rest.  The One who has always been and rested on the throne as our King of the Universe is manifesting His authority and preparing His final statement to His people and mankind. The Mighty Hand of YHWH our God is what today’s world will see next.

The appointment book of YHWH our God is the Torah.  He has given it to us to know how to worship in His presence forever. The Torah is the missing piece to the puzzle of living out ones salvation.  The true meaning of salvation is lifestyle.  There are many questions that continue to go unanswered, and unasked, in the Christian lifestyle and customs expressed for several generations.  Jesus (Yeshua) is placed at the center of Christianity, but he is not Greek.

Christianity has taken the culture of the people of Israel, through the Hebrew lineage and interpreted out of a Greek mindset mold.  History is a phenomenal tool we have to use to gain wisdom.  When a history of accounts and events are altered to suit the belief system of another, there are many opportunities of mis-education.  It is one thing to know of someone and another to actually know someone personally.  In the simplest reasoning to intrigue you to seek further from your position of understanding, worshipping, and intimacy with God, I only ask that you learn the history of why you do all that you do in honor of your salvation through Jesus (Yeshua).

I only ask that if and when your act of worship becomes saturated with a sense of guilt in the temple, or non-productivity of God’s promises in your spiritual walk for any reason; for instance, an inability to participate in man designated annual days, tithes & offerings, building funds, special event participation, etc., that you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth of where this ‘feeling of guilt’ derives.  YHWH gives us free will to worship Him, but not worshipping Him any way we want. He sent us a guide, teaching and instructing us on how to love Him in the Torah.  Ruth chose to remain with Naomi freely, she willingly denounced her former practices of the Moabites, and chose to serve, worship and love Naomi’s God YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with her people.  Ephraim of the House of Joseph (Israel), is offered also the choice, to follow YHWH and the   Then 2000 years later He sent the final guide, teacher and instructor that will lead us to all truth-“The Holy Spirit”.  He continues to follow His pattern of interaction with His people.  Learn more about Jesus, the one who you worship and accredit your salvation,   Learn more about how he studied, understood and worshipped Abba (Father), by obeying Him. How else will you receive the mind of Christ [1 Cor 2:16].

This is not rocket science, but it will require you to dig for yourself and stop depending on what we call the ,”professionals,” to spoon feed you what they want you to know; while removing what they cannot explain, understand or want you to know.

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C.C.

Counting the Omer 49 Days! Celebrating the Feast of Weeks


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“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 49th night of the Omer, which is Five weeks, and 1 day

Day 49 Psalm 119: 33-40

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33 Teach me, Adonai, the way of your laws; keeping them will be its own reward for me.

34 Give me understanding; then I will keep your Torah; I will observe it with all my heart.

35 Guide me on the path of your mitzvot, for I take pleasure in it.

36 Bend my heart toward your instructions and not toward selfish gain.

37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; with your ways, give me life.

38 Fulfill your promise, which you made to your servant, which you made to those who fear you.

39 Avert the disgrace which I dread, for your rulings are good.

40 See how I long for your precepts; in your righteousness, give me life!

Meditation Day 49 (7 Sabbaths) “The Feast of Weeks-Promise of the Complete Giver”

The anticipation and counting up to Shavuot (or Pentecost), the complete giver is expected to show up and bless His people with knowledge, wisdom and power to get through the test that is set before His people in the wilderness.  The Israelites after escaping by the Mighty Elohim, wait and count seven Sabbaths for the gift from YHWH.  Likewise this pattern is repeated and highlighted in the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) with Yeshua (Jesus) when He instructs his talmudim (disciples) to wait for the gift or power of the Holy Spirit.   Yeshua was with the disciples (talmudim) for 40 of the 49 days of the Feast of Weeks, and the next day being Shavuot (Pentecost).  The time and appointment held by YHWH is instrumental in walking as closely as possible as a man or woman after YHWH’s own heart.  I pray you have your offering to give to the priest according to Leviticus 23:15-16 to wave before YHWH our faithful God today.  We will be equipped for the next days of testing, and we are complete when we honor God in His teachings and instructions of the Torah.  The “Complete Giver,” is YHWH, He does not give you a partial gift, He is the beginning and the end, the Alef and the Tav, many know it as the Alpha and Omega, He is the author and finisher of our faith!   God always prepares us for the work ahead!   Celebrate today and get ready to use the gift (increased wisdom ,knowledge, understanding and discernment) He will give you this year to increase you in your walk in the next days of testing to come.   The biblical account of Shavuot is receiving the Torah or God’s teachings and instructions before entering the journey of the wilderness.  This is a time where YHWH’s voice can be personified and His presence more intense.  The challenge is, will you humble yourself and discard any and all distractions that attempt to pull you way from the obedience of God in this season?   Or will you simply continue to stand gazing in a space He is no longer in? Look to God’s moedim to know where God will reveal His Shekinah Glory. It is not difficult He gave us the complete appointment book for YHWH’s appointed times of His presence, blessing, harvest, teshuvah (repentance), order and holiness.  The feast days are Holy we are blessed to follow closely in this time and season.

Acts 1:9-11English Standard Version (ESV)

And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C.C.

The Counting of the Omer: Day 48 “


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After the Exodus from Egypt the Jews were so eager to receive the Torah that they counted the days remaining to that great event. This great anticipation was a prelude to the precept of “Counting the Omer” which they received later at Mount Sinai.

The counting of the Omer has always remained a preparation to receiving the Torah; when the forty-nine days of the Omer come to an end, the festival of Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the Torah, follows immediately. The connection of Counting the Omer with the Giving of the Torah finds expression in the idea that both stress the importance of the individual’s relationship with YHWH. Each person, individually, must count the days of the Omer period.

“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 48th night of the Omer, which is Six Weeks, and six days.

Day 48 Psalm 119: 25-32

(Dalet)

25 I lie prostrate in the dust; revive me, in keeping with your word.

26 I told you of my ways, and you answered me; teach me your laws.

27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wonders.

28 I am melting away from anxiety and grief; renew my strength, in keeping with your word.

29 Keep deceitful ways far from me, and favor me with your Torah.

30 I choose the way of trust; I set your rulings [before me].

31 I cling to your instruction; Adonai, don’t let me be put to shame!

32 I will run the way of your mitzvot, for you have broadened my understanding.

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess C. C.