Archive | January 31, 2022

Welcome Adar I 5782

We have entered the last month of the Hebraic calendar which is Adar 1  beginning February 2, 2022 and ending Wednesday March 3, 2022. This is a leap year when Adar 1 is followed by the additional month of Adar 2 that is added every three years in order to sync with the solar calendar. In a leap year, Purim is celebrated in the added month.

Adar means strength and power. The Tribe of Adar is Naphtali – “Sweetness is to me”. It’s meaning is a time of celebration that the curse of bitterness is overturned and is turned into sweetness. This is an overcoming month to experience joy! It is said in apocryphal writings that Naphtali instructed his sons to fear the Lord; to serve and to follow after Him.

What is the fruit the Lord is offering to us in this season of Adar? Sweet fruit instead of bitter fruit!

  In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. Revelation 22:2a NKJV

     Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. Psalms 34:8-9 NKJV

 Clue – Sweetness in overcoming joy!

What if the Lord is offering us the fruit of Joy from the tree of life this month? Joy is one of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22.

 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” Galatians 5:22 NKJV

  Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV

     And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9a NKJV

 

This exert was taken from http://faithtestimony.org/quest-of-the-overcomers-by-beth-auman-and-jobeth-kested/overcoming-fruit-from-the-tree-of-life-adar-i-5779/.

For more information on Adar please visit http://faithtestimony.org/quest-of-the-overcomers-by-beth-auman-and-jobeth-kested/adar-5780/

 

We Bless you all and Speak Shalom over you as Adonai makes all things that have been bitter – sweet. Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

 

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 30, 2022
By JoBeth Kested

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:7,9 (NKJV)

Have you ever known someone, or maybe you are someone, who tries to plan for everything and feels like everything must have a plan? Oh, how frustrating when all our well laid plans fall apart! At some time or another we all need to be reminded of the truth of this scripture, that we can plan and set admirable goals all we want, but it is the Lord that directs our steps. I am sure each of us could tell stories of sorrows with hidden blessings, of hopes lost with joys found or disasters that have lead to surprising opportunities and miracles. It is well and good to make plans to our hearts content; yet still be pliable and yielding to the Lord, trusting in Him to direct our steps. After all, we also have this promise that when our steps please the Lord, He is even able to make our enemies be at peace with us. Yes, Lord!

Declaration For Today In Jesus Name

Psalm 55 CJB For the leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David: Listen, God, to my prayer! Don’t hide yourself from my plea! Pay attention to me, and answer me! I am panic-stricken as I make my complaint, I shudder at how the enemy shouts, at how the wicked oppress; for they keep heaping trouble on me and angrily tormenting me. My heart within me is pounding in anguish, the terrors of death press down on me, fear and trembling overwhelm me, horror covers me. I said, “I wish I had wings like a dove! Then I could fly away and be at rest. Yes, I would flee to a place far off, I would stay in the desert. (Selah) I would quickly find me a shelter from the raging wind and storm.” Confuse, Adonai, confound their speech! For I see violence and fighting in the city. Day and night they go about its walls; within are malice and mischief. Ruin is rife within it, oppression and fraud never leave its streets. For it was not an enemy who insulted me; if it had been, I could have borne it. It was not my adversary who treated me with scorn; if it had been, I could have hidden myself. But it was you, a man of my own kind, my companion, whom I knew well. We used to share our hearts with each other; in the house of God we walked with the crowd. May he put death on them; let them go down alive to Sh’ol; for evil is in their homes and also in their hearts. But I will call on God, and Adonai will save me. Evening, morning and noon I complain and moan; but he hears my voice. He redeems me and gives me peace, so that no one can come near me. For there were many who fought me. God will hear and will humble them, yes, he who has sat on his throne from the start. (Selah) For they never change, and they don’t fear God. [My companion] attacked those who were at peace with him; he broke his solemn word. What he said sounded smoother than butter, but his heart was at war. His words seemed more soothing than oil, but in fact they were sharp swords. Unload your burden on Adonai, and he will sustain you. He will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you will bring them down, God, into the deepest pit. Those men, so bloodthirsty and treacherous, will not live out half their days. But for my part, [ Adonai,] I put my trust in you.
Psalm 55:1-24 CJB

Blessings and Shalom, Love Beyond Measure- Beth Auman