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Passover 5780 – Jesus The Lamb of God

One Lamb for the household – Generational Salvation through the Lamb of God – Jesus

The Word tells us that Adonai instructed One Lamb for household. Adonai even said that if your household is too small for a lamb, then share with your nearest neighbor according to the number of people.

Jesus Christ is our Lord – He is the Lamb that was slain for the forgiveness of sin.

John 1:29 NASB The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Revelation 12:11 (NASB) 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [a]when faced with death.

Many Christians have embraced the Hebraic Roots of their faith in Jesus. Realizing that Jesus of course was and still is Hebrew Born. That Adonai has a calendar that we must learn about and that we are to observe the Feasts times that He instructed. For no other reason than because He said so and it is important to HIM.

Ephesians 2:14-16 (NASB) 14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the [a]barrier of the dividing wall, 15 [b]by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might [c]make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, [d]by it having put to death the enmity.

One New Man, thus establishing peace and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.  Jesus, made Himself our Shalom, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into ONE NEW MAN.

The Word of God does not free us in this statement from celebrating the Feasts – He combines us and our desire is to take the one Lamb per household and apply the Blood of Jesus over our Generations and our neighbors. One Lamb per household and if you are a small household – then Share.  Jesus, Himself said it this way. Mark 16:15 (NASB) 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Adonai has a calendar and within His calendar there is a cycle of First Fruits – each new month beginning with the First month which is Nissan – and contains Passover – this is the First of the First because Adonai said so in His Word. Nothing ever erased anything in His Word. The Bible is ONE as Father Son and Holy Spirit are ONE. You cannot separate it because you want to think of an old covenant and a new one. You must embrace it and know that every Word gives revelation of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Please read this and allow the Lord to give you Revelation from His heart.

Exodus 12:1-25 Now Adonai spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, “This month will mark the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month, each man is to take a lamb for his family one lamb for the household. But if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor are to take one according to the number of the people. According to each person eating, you are to make your count for the lamb. Your lamb is to be without blemish, a year old male. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You must watch over it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight. They are to take the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the crossbeam of the houses where they will eat it. They are to eat the meat that night, roasted over a fire. With matzot and bitter herbs they are to eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but only roasted with fire—its head with its legs and its innards. So let nothing of it remain until the morning. Whatever remains until the morning you are to burn with fire. Also you are to eat it this way: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in haste. It is Adonai’s Passover. “For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night and strike down every firstborn, both men and animals, and I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. I am Adonai. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. So there will be no plague among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. “This day is to be a memorial for you. You are to keep it as a feast to Adonai. Throughout your generations you are to keep it as an eternal ordinance. For seven days you are to eat matzot, but on the first day you must remove hametz from your houses, for whoever eats hametz from the first day until the seventh day, that soul will be cut off from Israel. The first day is to be a holy assembly for you as well as the seventh day. No manner of work is to be done on those days, except what is to be eaten by every person—that alone may be prepared by you. So you are to observe the Feast of Matzot, for on this very same day have I brought your ranks out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you are to observe this day throughout your generations as an eternal ordinance. During the first month in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, you are to eat matzot, until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month. For seven days no hametz is to be found in your houses, for whoever eats hametz, that soul will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an outsider or one who is born in the land. You are to eat no hametz; in all your houses you are to eat matzot.” Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select lambs for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. You are to take a bundle of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply it to the crossbeam and two doorposts with the blood from the basin. None of you may go out the door of his house until morning. Adonai will pass through to strike down the Egyptians, but when He sees the blood on the crossbeam and the two doorposts, Adonai will pass over that door, and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you down. Also you are to observe this event as an eternal ordinance, for you and your children. “When you come into the land which Adonai will give you as He has promised, you are to keep this ceremony.

As a family, we do not celebrate Passover in a Religious way. We come together and celebrate that Adonai gave one lamb per household – Jesus. He is our Salvation.  We apply the blood of the Lamb on our doorposts. Decree Salvation to our generations and have a meal together. We praise the Lord and thank Him for His plan. We ask Him to help us celebrate His Feasts His way and we learn something new each year.

This year I truly hope that you will allow the Lord to minister His Revelation to you and see that there is no bunny or egg in the Bible. Bunnies are not evil nor are eggs but they have nothing at all to do with the Life, Death, Burial or Resurrection of Jesus our LORD. You are responsible for what you teach others and that God’s Word is 100% all that we need now and forever. Take a moment and ask Him how to celebrate. He will lead you and guide you into all truth and you will have a closer relationship with Him. He Loves you and wants you to know what He Loves.

Allow the Lord through His Passover Lamb who takes away the sins of the entire world to bring Salvation to your entire household, your generation. WOW! A Lamb for a household. John 16:13 (NASB) 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

Revelation 12:11 (NASB) 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [a]when faced with death.

Make this Decree over your life: I have Passed over from death unto life by the Blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy. (Dr. Robert Heidler)

Today, I apply the blood of the Lamb – Jesus the Messiah over our doorposts. I praise the Lord for the miracle deliverance of the Jewish people out of the hand of their enemy in Egypt.

I declare that I have passed over from death unto life by the blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy and I ask Adonai for your Salvation. I have received The Lamb for my household and anyone who is near to me who needs to know the Lamb who was slain for the forgiveness of all sins – Please ask Him to forgive your sins today, apply the blood of the Lamb over your doorposts and receive Jesus as your Lord and Messiah and Pass Over from death unto Life. Amen and Amen

May the Shalom (Wholeness) of Jesus the Messiah be your portion always and may you Shalam (Receive) all that He has for you.

Love Beyond Measure – Jesus IS King of kings and Lord of lords

Beth Auman

What are you listening to by Beth Auman

Years ago Adonai taught me how to hear His voice in a way that I of course would have never imagined. I never knew that HE really wanted a personal relationship with me and that He would reveal Himself in such a way. This is where He taught me about – Isaiah 55:9 (NKJV)9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

King James Version – The Dramatized Version – Use this link to listen to the Word of God.

I would sit down for hours and hours with my Bible and ask Adonai what to read to Him. He would lead me to the Scripture that He wanted to impart Revelation and I would read it out loud to Him. I would ask Him questions and He would lead me through His Word with His Revelation.

I encourage you today to evaluate yourself, what you are listening to and use the link above to ask Adonai your questions.

Then testify of His goodness because He is Good. Tell Him out loud with Your mouth, Thank You Adonai for coming personally to answer me with Your Revelation.

I’m excited for you today. Engage with Adonai and know always that our VICTORY is in JESUS. JESUS IS LORD. Amen

 

Love Beyond Measure, I Bless you in Jesus Name

Beth Auman

Petition by Beth Auman

Adonai my Elohim:

I come before You today and give You all Honor, Glory and Praise in Jesus Name.

I hereby petition You today by applying the blood of Jesus over everyone in my delegated rule of authority.

Philippians 4:6 (CJB) Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.

As Your children, we lay our lives at Your feet and repent for any sin of omission or commission. We lay down any idol worship that we have partaken of and ask to come before Your throne of Grace with clean hands and pure hearts.

James 4:8 (CJB) Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Clean your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded people!

Wash each of us in the blood of the Lamb – Jesus our LORD.

1 John 1:7 (CJB) But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.

Adonai – we all partake of Your Healing bread today. Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

Fill each of us with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus Name

Fill each of us with Your eternal life-giving breath Adonai. Breath of Heaven fill our lungs today. May Your Supernatural sustaining breath be all the air that we breathe.

Adonai, continue filling each of us until we overflow with Your Holy Spirit and touch our communities, our states and our countries.

We apply the blood of Jesus over each person and pray for all in faith that as we humble ourselves and yield unto You that You will heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (CJB) 14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.

Today and every day we take shelter under the shadow of Your Wings. We feel Your Shalom and enter Your rest according to Psalm 91.

Psalm 91 (CJB)

91 You who live in the shelter of ‘Elyon,
who spend your nights in the shadow of Shaddai,
who say to Adonai, “My refuge! My fortress!
My God, in whom I trust!” —
he will rescue you from the trap of the hunter
and from the plague of calamities;
he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his truth is a shield and protection.

You will not fear the terrors of night
or the arrow that flies by day,
or the plague that roams in the dark,
or the scourge that wreaks havoc at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand;
but it won’t come near you.
Only keep your eyes open,
and you will see how the wicked are punished.

For you have made Adonai, the Most High,
who is my refuge, your dwelling-place.
10 No disaster will happen to you,
no calamity will come near your tent;
11 for he will order his angels to care for you
and guard you wherever you go.
12 They will carry you in their hands,
so that you won’t trip on a stone.
13 You will tread down lions and snakes,
young lions and serpents you will trample underfoot.
14 “Because he loves me, I will rescue him;
because he knows my name, I will protect him.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him when he is in trouble.
I will extricate him and bring him honor.
16 I will satisfy him with long life
and show him my salvation.”

We belong to You and we declare and decree that You are our Victory, Jesus

V I C T O R Y that is our Battle Cry!

VICTORY in Jesus our LORD and Savior!

I cover each one in my delegated rule of Authority today in Jesus Name and I pray according to Your Word in 1 Chronicles 4:10 (CJB) 10 Ya‘betz called on the God of Isra’el: “Please bless me by enlarging my territory. May your hand be with me! Keep me from harm, so that it will not cause me pain [a].” God granted his request.

I herby petition You Adonai in Jesus Name

 

Love Beyond Measure, Blessings and Shalom in Jesus Name

Beth Auman

© Beth Auman 2020

 

 

Adar 5780 – Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

Adar 5780 – Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

At sundown on February 25, 2020 we will enter the month of Adar, which is the 12th and last month in the Hebraic ecclesiastical calendar that began with the month of Nissan. It will last for 29 days to March 24th.

Adar is the happiest and most joyful month of the year. The Jewish motto in this month is “When Adar comes, joy is increased.” Adar means “strength and power” and is a month to overcome bitterness, to experience good fortune and fullness of joy. This is the season to overcome the giants of fear, anxiety, depression and bitterness in our land and to see any “Haman” plots of destruction against us exposed and defeated.

      “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11

The Tribe of Naphtali is associated with the month of Adar and means “Sweet victory!” It is celebrating that the curse of bitterness is overcome and turned into sweetness. Naphtali was the sixth son of Jacob and second son born to Bilhah, Rachel’s maid. In Genesis 30:8 (CJB) Rachel said, “I have wrestled mightily with my sister and won,” and called him Naftali [my wrestling].” 

 Jacobs last words spoken to his son: “Naphtali is a deer let loose; he uses beautiful words.” (Genesis 49:21) The image is of one who springs forth with great speed and speaks eloquent words of wisdom that bring good news; with a beautiful ability to speak and communicate well. Part of the final words of Moses to the Tribe of Naphtali: “O Naphtali satisfied with favor, and full of blessing of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 33:23a) It is said in apocryphal writings that Naphtali instructed his sons to fear the Lord; to serve and to follow after Him. The men of Naphtali were fearless warriors and the tribe was part of the rear guard behind the Tabernacle when moving in the wilderness. Despite all their blessings, the tribe of Naphtali failed to obey God’s command to drive out all the Canaanites living in their territory.

What can we learn from the Tribe of Naphtali in this month of Adar?

Clue – Fear the LORD, serve and follow after Him!

Let’s embrace the lessons to be learned from the tribe of Naphtali this month: to seek the favor of the LORD, to fear the LORD in all things, to speak words of wisdom, to drive out all our enemies, and to pursue the sweetness of overcoming joy! Yes, AMEN!

     “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” Psalms 42:1-2a

What is the fruit from the Tree of Life that Adonai is offering to us in the month of Adar? (Revelation 22:2)

Clue – Sweetness in overcoming joy!

The Feast of Purim is in the month of Adar and is the happiest, most joyous celebration time in the Hebraic calendar. This is definitely a month for those who have prevailed with us on the “Quest of the Overcomers” to experience fullness of  joy!

   “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

 The Feast of Esther is on the 13th of Adar, which celebrates the story in the book of Esther about the beautiful Jewish girl that became the queen of king Ahasuerus in ancient Persia. The Feast of Purim, on Adar 14, is remembrance of when the wicked schemes of Haman’s bitterness towards the Jew, Mordecai, (Esther’s uncle) to destroy all the Jews in the land, were overthrown and turned into sweetness of joy!

     “When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage. But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.” Esther 3:5-6 NASB

   “…In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written, and sealed with the king’s signet ring. And the letters were sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions.” Esther 3:12-13

     And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13-14

Esther trusted in the wise counsel of her uncle Mordecai and submitted herself and the eminent destruction of her Jewish people to God. She relied totally on Him alone as she instructed all her handmaidens and the Jews in the city to fast and pray with her. With clear instructions, requiring her trust and obedience, she was not disappointed to see the salvation of God. In the end it was Haman and his entire family that were destroyed and the Jewish people were saved!

   “By these letters the king permitted the Jews who were in every city to gather together and protect their lives—to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the forces of any people or province that would assault them, both little children and women, and to plunder their possessions, on one day in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar.

     The Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor. And in every province and city, wherever the king’s command and decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a holiday.” Esther 8:11-12, 16-17a NKJV

What is our Spiritual warfare assignment in this month of Adar?

Clue – Wrestle to Overcome!

It was sad to learn that the tribe of Naphtali did not obey God’s command to drive out all the Canaanites living in their land. We must identify any anti-Christ spirit rising up against us that would keep us focused on the giants of fear or bitterness that would hinder us from breaking through to the abundance the LORD has prepared for us in this next season. Adar is the month to root out any remaining giants in your life, your territory, that would keep you in depression, despair or defeat. It’s time to break any wrongful decrees spoken against us or personal vows we may have made in the past.

When trials come our way, the moment that it begins, submit it all to Adonai immediately. The word submit means to duck, get out of God’s way so that He can bring the victory quickly. When we submit immediately, He responds immediately even if sometimes we cannot see it. If we wait and try to defeat the devil alone then we are fighting a loosing battle. Our God is El Gibbor – the One who fights for us, our Champion! (Zephaniah 3:17) With God all things are possible. Without Him we lose. Esther did not perish nor did the Jewish people. Nor will you! As you learn to submit your circumstance immediately to the LORD, walk in His ways of wisdom and instruction, you will also eat of the ripe fruit in this month of extravagant joy in overcoming enemies and strategies of destruction!

Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9-10 NKJV

     “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,” Isaiah 61:1-2a.

KUF is the nineteenth letter in the Hebraic alphabet and is linked with Adar – symbolizing the ending of a masquerade and entering the joy of true spiritual identity. It is the only letter with a line that descends beneath the baseline, representing one who ventures below what is acceptable or unholy, violating the boundaries of truth in the Torah. The KUF reveals both the sacred and profane and is also the word for monkey. Therefore, it symbolizes revealing the essential importance of removing a cover or mask of the superficial, animalistic, baselessness of humanity to reveal true holiness within.

     “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” II Corinthians 7:1

     “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV

What is the doorway to the dungeon of depravity and ungodliness?

Clue – The root of bitterness.

Pride and succumbing to bitterness led Haman down the path to hatred for all Jews because Mordecai wouldn’t bow to honor him; and it ultimately led to his destruction. Ask the Lord to reveal any bitter fruit in your heart. Allow Him to search your heart and yield any bitterness that is exposed back to Him with genuine repentance. Ask Him to overturn any offenses and evil decrees that have taken root in your heart and created bitterness. Ask Him for the gift of repentance with forgiveness that will turn bitterness to sweetness. The sweetness in overcoming joy is the fruit Adonai offers us this month. Yeshua, our Messiah, paid the ultimate price for our victory and joy by overcoming all sin and death.

     Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Hebrews 12:14-15

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. II Peter 3:9

        “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4

 The Constellation of Pisces aligned with Adar is a picture of two fishes. It reminds us of when Jesus sent Peter to go fishing and miraculously found the gold coin in the mouth of a fish to pay the required temple tax for them both (Matthew 17:24-27). In Jewish tradition, fish are a sign of blessing and fruitfulness and the two fish represented in Pisces also symbolize a double portion! Just as fish live in water, the Jewish people thrive when immersed in the Torah and we cannot hope to be overcomers without the life-giving water of God’s Word. Adar is the month to trust and seek the LORD for a double portion of His miraculous supply!

O, Heavenly Father, we ask for Your overcoming, empowering, sufficient grace to identify any “Haman” intents to kill and destroy us or our families and to expose any giants rising against our lives, or within our territories, to defeat us in our continuing Overcoming Journey. Free us from captivity in any dungeons of depravity and the pain of offenses from roots of bitterness. Grant us the gift of repentance, turning darkness to light, with the taste and sweetness of overcoming joy from Your Tree of Life. Grant us the double portion of Your miraculous provision for all our needs according to Your riches in glory during this month of Adar. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

   “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20

 In a final note, Adar was also the last month the Jewish people spent in Egypt before the Exodus. Adar’s joy is so great, in part, because it serves as the opening to celebrating the miraculous joys of Passover during the next month of Nissan that will begin a New Year.

      “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25 KJV

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All scriptures are from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2020

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Found by Beth Auman

Found

RoseThe most that anyone could ever hope for is to be found. See once I was lost and now I am found. Once I was blind and now I can see. Once I was bound and now I am free.

Those are not mere words. Everyone is searching to fill a big empty hole inside of our wounded human heart. Some of us try to fill this hole with work, money, greed, elicit immoral sex, and some with every form of religiosity that our human brain can fixate upon.

Still yet the hole in our human heart remains empty, gaping and unfulfilled. Going on day by day, becoming hardened to life. Immune to all of the desolation within and surrounding us. Every terrible thing in this world bombarding our minds, wills and emotions on a minute by minute basis.

One’s significance etched within, a knowing that there is more and in a dull immobile place. Frozen in a day to day ritual that if we can survive this day, perhaps tomorrow will bring something hopeful, something more.

There it is, a small glimmer of hope. A tiny light shining within our dark cold hearts.

There is so much more than we realize. We are buying this lie, lock, stock and barrel. It should make us angry to know that we are being lied to and that we indeed are living a complete lie.

I myself was right there once. I bought the lie too. This is all that there is I thought. I’ve messed up more than could ever be repaired. I’m fine just the way that I am and I’ll just float through life and everything will be ok.

One day it hit me like a flash, I am not willing to settle for ok.  Are you?  If you are willing to settle then by all means stop reading FOCUS right now… But. I challenge you to read the remainder of this article. Challenge on.

Continue if you have accepted the challenge

Being totally broken is a great place to begin. Because there is none of you left. So brokenness is acceptable. A totally and completely an acceptable place to begin again. The place where you end and the glimmer of hope within you can expand.

There are two primary scriptures in the Bible that led me out of that broken dark place:

 John 8:32 (KJV)  32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)  17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:   18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,   19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,  20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:  22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,  23Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

Reveal the truth Abba Father and open my eyes.

If you are willing to look at your situation as the Lord reveals the truth about your situation and see it for what it is then you are on your way out of the world of bondage and brokenness.

When you are willing and you do this get ready because Abba Father will show you the good, the bad and the ugly in your situation. He will also show you your situation from His focus. Few people in this world are willing to truly look at their situation through the eyes of the Lord, from His perspective.

See Jesus Christ knows you by your name, not by your shame. You can never walk past that which you are not willing to confront.  You have to see the truth that is revealed and ask the Lord for the hope of His calling. His perception of your mess is totally different than yours. He sees your ending, not your beginning. He looks from an eternal focus. Not from a now focus.

If you will from your heart speak to the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to reveal the truth and make you free and you are willing to have Him open the eyes of your understanding. He will bring wisdom and revelation into your situation and bring freedom.

This is a process and step by step allowing Him to lead the way, He leads you and guides you into all truth by His Holy Spirit. John 16:13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Freedom is a wonderful place because you are ultimately eternally totally free. Free to worship Him in spirit and in truth, this is His desire. When your desire become to worship Him freedom comes.

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Father seeks such to worship Him. He is seeking your right now. His purpose for you becomes primary and your brokenness goes away and you become victorious in Him..

In Him, a place where He surrounds you, a place where you are seeking Him first and finding Him. He  is leading you and guiding you and you are facing the truth in your situation without fear.

See fear is the False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear tolerated is Faith contaminated.

Has your faith been contaminated? Has fear gripped your heart?

Let the light of the Lord sine in your situation. Once you look at the truth, then you can ask Him to see the truth from His perspective. Jesus wants to be the light in your dark place. His light dispels darkness and once He shines as the truth on your darkness His light over powers the darkness.

Your willingness is the key. You must allow Jesus to reveal the truth.

Jesus did His part, He was born, He lived without sin, He died on the cross, rose again and sat down at the right hand of Abba Father in heaven for you. If you would have been the only one, He would have done this. He loves you this much.

He has already done His part and now it’s up to you to willingly allow Him to shine through you. He’s right there and He’s ready to help you if you are ready to use the free will that Abba Father gave to you and allow Him in.

Are you willing to allow Jesus to  reveal the truth and make you free? Are you willing to allow Him to open the eyes of your understanding so that you will know the hope of His calling? Are you?

If you are then FOCUS on Jesus, keep your eyes on Jesus and don’t look to the right or to the left and don’t look down. LOOK UP because Jesus Christ is your focal point.

In Him you are found, In Him  we live and move and have our being.

Acts 17:27-29 (KJV)  27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:  28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

In Him we can overcome the brokenness.

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Abba Father, we love You and thank You for all things. We come today broken and truly, willing to lay it all down before You and ask You to reveal the truth in each situation. Abba we are willing to have our eyes opened so that we will know the hope of Your calling in Jesus name Amen

I apply the blood of Jesus Christ over you and your situation and I’m excited to hear  your testimony! Send me an e-mail at pray4all@triad.rr.com

Remember to FOCUS on Jesus

CHALLENGE

If you in anyway feel the urgent necessity to change your focus then please take this 10 day challenge.

 Day 1-10:  For ten days keep a journal and write down all of the significant things that you do. From the time that you wake until you go to sleep.Number each entry (this is very important). This is a personal journal and should look something like this:

                        Day 1:  Woke and did the following:

1.

2.

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Day 1: Noon

1.

2

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Day 1: Bedtime

1.

2.

3.

End of 10 days
At the end of 10 days, sit down and read over what you have written.  Are there things that are repeatedly in your journal? Where is the Lord in your journal? Who or what are you seeking first?

Matthew 6:31-34 (King James Version)

31Therefore take no thought, saying,What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

At the end of 10 days, you should have a very good idea of what you are seeking after. What gets your attention or who gets your attention. Read the definition of seek in English and Hebrew. Do you need a better perspective of what it means to literally seek the Lord.

  1. Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

If you truly want to change your focus then you must seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near Isa 55:6.

Main Entry:seek transitive verb1: to resort to : go to2 a: to go in search of : look for b: to try to discover3: to ask for : request <seeks advice>4: to try to acquire or gain : aim at <seek fame>5: to make an attempt : try —used with to and an infinitive <governments…seek to keep the bulk of their people contented — D. M. Potter>intransitive verb1: to make a search or inquiry2 a: to be sought b: to be lacking <in critical judgment…they were sadly to seekTimes Literary Supplement>

— seek·er noun

 

Seek definitions in Hebrew

1156 b`a’ beh-aw’ (Aramaic) or b ah (Aramaic) {beh-aw’}; corresponding to 1158; to seek or ask:–ask, desire, make (petition), pray, request, seek.

1158 ba`ah baw-aw’ a primitive root; to gush over, i.e. to swell; (figuratively) to desire earnestly; by implication to ask:–cause, inquire, seek up, swell out.

1239 baqar baw-kar a primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally) break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider:–(make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

1243 baqqarah bak-kaw-raw’ intensive from 1239; a looking after:–seek out.

1245 baqash baw-kash’ a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after:–ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).

 

To desire, to seek out, to strive for, to ask, to plough, to break forth, to inspect, to admire, to care for, consider, beseech, enquire, make inquisition, procure, to gush over, pray, request, make petition, ask, to acquire or gain to contend for.

Wow are you seeking the kingdom of God first? Are you seeking God, striving for His attention, asking for Him, breaking forth to seek Him, inspecting Him, admiring Him, caring for Him, considering Him, beseeching Him, enquiring Him, Making inquisition of Him, procuring Him, Gushing over Him, praying to Him, requesting Him, making petition to Him, asking Him, acquiring Him, gaining Him and contenting for Him? Are you?

Earnestly seeking the Lord who wants very much to be found by you.

Now, let’s begin day 11, when you wake up, say Hello Lord, thank You for this day, from your heart. Talk to Him and ask Him to place a scripture on your heart to get to know Him better. He’ll give you one. When He does, write it down and tape it to three places, your bathroom mirror, your coffee pot or fridge and somewhere near  your television.

Each time that you go to one of those places (or three important places that you’ve identified), say Hello Lord I want to fellowship with you and I’m seeking you and wanting to focus on you. Read the scripture to Him and ask Him to give you a deeper revelation of that portion of HIM..

Continue this for several days and see where He leads you.

Oh and don’t leave Him out when you go to bed. It is truly His protection that you need to get to the next day..

Please write me and let me know how this exercise helped you in seeking the Lord.

© Beth Auman 2014

Shevat 5780 Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

The evening of January 27 began the Hebraic month of Shevat that will last for the next 30 days. Shevat is the eleventh month on the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar that began in Nisan and is the fifth month on the civil calendar year. There are so many blessings to embrace this month as we press on in our “Quest of the Overcomers!”

The sense of taste is one of the characteristics linked with the month of Shevat.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.” Psalms 34:8-9 NIV

The Tribe of Asher is associated with Shevat. He was the 8th son of Jacob, second son of Leah to her maid Zilpah. When he was born, Leah exclaimed, “How happy I am! The women will call me happy. So she named him Asher.” (Genesis 30:12-13) Moses said of Asher: “May Asher be blessed above other sons; may he be esteemed by his brothers; may he bathe his feet in olive oil.” (Deuteronomy 33:24). Asher became one of the most numerous and blessed of the tribes, inherited some of the most fruitful and prosperous territory in the Promised Land, dwelt in peace with his brothers and was protected from his enemies.

There is no mention of war hero’s from the Tribe of Asher, but an elderly prophetess, named Anna is mentioned in the book of Luke; “who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” She recognized the infant Messaiah’s arrival into the Temple and “in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.” (Luke 2:37-38) In this month of Shevat, let us be among those who are watchful and waiting upon the presence of the LORD.

What is the fruit from the Tree of Life that Adonai is offering to us in this month of Shevat? (Revelation 22:2)

Clue – Righteousness, right standing with Jehovah Tzidkenu.

“Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Jeremiah 23:6

 The letter from the Hebraic Alphabet representing the month of Shebat is TZADIK, which symbolizes “righteous one.” Jehovah Tzidkenu, “The LORD our righteousness” is a significant declaration for us to declare and decree over our homes in this month. If there are any areas of our lives that have gotten out of line, become cloaked in darkness by sinful choices that have led us into unrighteousness; then Shevat is the month the Lord is reaching out to restore our righteousness. Take this moment to lay any unholy entanglement in our lives at the feet of Jesus; asking Him to forgive and restore our right standing in Him. We are never able to be righteous within ourselves. Our righteousness is only found within a right relationship with Jehovah Tzidkenu — the only One Who is Righteous, Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6

 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3

 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Psalm 89:14

The name of this month appears in Zechariah 1:7 and is believed to have come into usage during the Babylonian exile. Shevat possibly originates from an ancient Akkadian word for “lashing or striking,” seemingly related to the heavy seasonal rains nearing the end of winter. Rain, in the Jewish tradition, is linked with blessings. It is not known where the acrostic for Shevat was first expressed, but Shevat in Hebraic can stand for Shenishma Besurot Tovot, meaning that “We should be blessed to share good tidings.” How appropriate, as we will want to receive fresh, restoring rains of the Holy Spirit for the fullness of blessings in this month of Shevat.

What is the holiday celebrated in Shevat?

Clue – Tu Bish’vat, The New Year of the Trees.

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

Shevat is the month of Trees. The 15th of Shevat, is a holiday celebration called Tu Bish’vat, which is traditionally the New Year of the Trees. Some find it odd that this holiday is celebrated during the cold winter, however, during the winter months, followed by the heavy thrashing winter rains, the trees begin to drink deeply from the water of life during this time. Through their root system, sap begins to rise upward within the trees and new life begins to flow in the process of renewal and fruitfulness in the beginning of a new growing season. The holiday is celebrated by eating fruit, particularly from the “Seven Kinds” with which Israel is blessed – wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

What a beautiful picture this provides for us during the winter months of our lives. If we are truly trees planted by the River of Life, in Yeshua, Jesus – our Messiah; and we are receiving His water of life during our winter days, our renewal will begin, and we will see vibrant life bursting forth in a new season of Springtime.

“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:1-3

What is our spiritual warfare assignment this month?

Clue – Shevat is the month to discern our generations.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

Why would we be directed to focus on tress in this winter month of seeming lifeless barrenness? What is planted in our fields? Scripturally, we are looked upon as trees and branches who will ultimately bear good fruit or if bad fruit is found, to be thrown into the fire. What type of trees are in your generational line? Prayerfully evaluate the trees, fruitfulness or barrenness, good fruit or bad fruit in your generational fields. We need to be asking ourselves, are the trees in our field ready to bear good fruit?

We need to be mindful that there are generational blessings and generational curses. We have authority to break every chain or curse off of our generational bloodlines with intercession for salvation that is already paid for on their behalf, by the blood of Jesus. (Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18) This Quest of the Overcomers is all about what is pictured this month, breaking every cyclical challenge that our generations have sown and reaped in the past; so that we can move forward to be rooted and grounded to become fruitful in all that Adonai has purposed for us. While we are awaiting on the return of Messiah Jesus, there is still time to break off the past and to speak forth blessings into our generations moving forward.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:17-20

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

How can we make sure our future generations grow in wisdom with understanding knowledge in the fear of the LORD?

Clue –Words of Blessings!

Jewish families celebrate the sabbath, “Shabbat” together with a meal every Friday evening. The father of the house speaks blessings upon his wife, children and each family member in the home. What a difference it could make in all our families if each week the children heard the their father speak words of blessing and honor over their mother! Can we imagine the difference it could make for each child to hear their father speak a blessings over them? What would this world be like if every Friday night, every father in this world verbally spoke God’s blessing over every member of his family? Pause and think about that for a moment. Be encouraged to speak forth blessings into our children, children’s children and our generations going forward.

“The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’ “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:24-27

 What is the significance of the Constellation of Aquarius, the water carrier, aligned with Shevat?

Clue – Pitchers of the the Water of Life.

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14

Of course we have already made mention of the importance of water, winter rains and preparations for a new season of growth. And, in the scripture above, we will all remember when Jesus had the encounter with the woman at the well and His declaration that He is the water of Life to quench all our thirst, that never ends. But, we may need to stop a moment to ask ourselves, “How am I being watered?” If you are not being watered and refreshed, you may need to position yourself to be watered in a new way. Who is carrying the pitcher of water you need for this season in your life? What changes do you need to make, new direction you need to go, in order to receive what is needed in your next season on our Overcoming Journey? It is also equally important to ask ourselves, “Who am I to share waters of life with on this Quest of the  Overcomers?” Look for those bringing pitchers of water to you! Shout, “My provision and blessings are on the way!”

“And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” Revelation 21:6

“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17

Adonai, May we continue to clearly hear Your voice and clearly see the path ahead to always follow You. We welcome the winter, renewing and refreshing rains of The Holy Spirit. We resubmit and rededicate ourselves to You; trusting You to show us Your wisdom and give us Your understanding that we may continue to persevere and overcome. Please direct and position us amongst a happy tribe that is willing to water, encourage and bless each other on this Quest of the Overcomers. We want to be the mature trees which provide shelter to others during their storms and to be pitchers of water to those who are thirsty. Yeshua, we thank You that You are the Water of Life that will never end! In Jesus Name. Amen!

“Happy is the that people, whose God is the LORD!” Psalm 144:15

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

Tevet 5780 Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

 The Hebraic month of Tevet begins the evening of December 29 and lasts for 29 days. The beginning of each new month, in the new moon cycle, brings opportunities for new beginnings on our “Quest of the Overcomers.”

Tevet starts in the beginning of the winter season in the northern hemisphere, including Israel. It is the season characterized by colder weather and shorter daylight when the evidence of life in nature dies, shuts down, withdraws and hibernates. The winter season often symbolizes bleak dormancy, isolation, hopelessness and depression. Or, we can embrace winter as a time for reflection to identify and overcome the problems, mistakes and failures of the past; and to make plans with preparations for the future in the next season of growth. LORD, help our roots grow deeper and stronger in You in this winter season.

This tenth month of Tevet is the month of testimony. Our testimonies open up portals of grace for others to walk into the anointing to overcome. It is important to evaluate how far we have come in our Journey of the Overcomers and take time to praise the LORD!

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11 

What is the fruit from the Tree of Life that the Lord is offering to us in this month of Tevet?

Clue – Vigilance!

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” I Peter 5:8

 The Tribe of Dan is associated with the month of Tevet. Dan was the 5th son of Jacob and first son of Rachel’s maid, Bilhah. Dan means, “God has judged” with broader meanings – to rule, judge or to execute judgement.

“Dan shall judge his people As one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, A viper by the path, That bites the horse’s heels So that its rider shall fall backward.” Genesis 49:16-17

The Tribe of Dan was given promising declarations of God’s divine purposes to judge the people and to be overcomers against their enemies. Sadly, we discover in Judges 18 that descendants of Dan destroyed and burned the undefended, peaceful city of Laish where they stole a priest with idols and established a place of false worship in idolatry. It would seem that their failure to turn from idolatry is the reason the Tribe of Dan is not listed in the book of Revelation where 12,000 from each tribe are being sealed as overcomers. What a grievous lesson we must learn from this in our “Overcoming Journey.” We have to make sure that we are those that defeat our enemies instead of allowing our enemies idolatrous plans to defeat us!

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:7-8a

 “Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.” Titus 2:15 ESV

What is the significance of the number 10 in the month of Tevet?

Clue – Godly authority!

Tevet is the tenth month on the Hebraic calendar and the number 10 Biblically signifies completion of godly authority, law, order, responsibility and testimony. The greatest example is the Ten Commandments that were carried in the Ark of Testimony and represented man’s responsibility to keep God’s law; thereby, establishing God’s order and authority on earth. It is essential to pray for our leaders this month, for godly authority to be established and directed in the divine pursuits of Gods plans to subvert the enemy’s strategies to corrupt nations through entrapment of leaders to evil.

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” I Timothy 2:1-2

What is our spiritual warfare assignment in Tevet?

Clue – Watch and pray!

Tevet is the month of Ayin which is the 16th letter in the Hebrew Alphabet. The ancient picture for the letter Ayin is an eye. The letter Ayin represents seeing and watching. The eye is also considered the window to knowledge. We are to watch and pray that we are not led into temptation and to overcome traps and snares of the enemy in our realms of authority.

 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12 

 So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer. Ezra 8:23

 We learn in Esther 2:16-17 that Tevet was the month that Esther was taken captive. “So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” It’s important for us to remember that Adonai redeemed her from captivity when Esther was chosen Queen for such a time to overthrow the evil plot of Hamann to annihilate the Jewish people.

 The 10th of Tevet also commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem in the year 3336 (425 BCE), which led to the destruction of the first Holy Temple two and a half years later on the ninth of AV. This day is commemorated by fasting over the destruction of the Temple by the Jewish people. During this month of Tevet we must be watchful and vigilant, standing our guard so that the devil who walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, does not devour us. We must draw the blood line of Jesus, Yeshua our Messiah around all of our areas of delegated authority and forbid him to encroach the boundaries of our habitation.

 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” I John 4:4

How do we avoid the traps of fear and anxiety this month?

Clue – Prayer with thanksgiving!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7  

 Tevet is a month to be balanced and to submit all things to the Lord. Remembering that although bad things happen, when we submit them to God and resist the devil, he will flee from us. Submit your past to God and allow Him to reconcile your past to your present and prepare you for your Overcoming future. In everything give thanks!

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Psalm 4:4

 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 

This month of Tevet is a major transition on the Gregorian Calendar into the new decade of 2020. Yes, in the natural we will want to see more sharply with 2020 vision, but we are to ask Adonai to look through His lens and see from His perspective what this new 2020 decade on the Gregorian Calendar means. Many are speaking, but not all are speaking with His wisdom and understanding. We must know that the Gregorian Calendar does not supersede God’s timeline  that is always from the Biblical Hebraic perspective. We will want to gain His wisdom and understanding in order to rightly discern what He is doing. For He alone will always provide and  perform in our lives for what He is saying.

Adonai, in His infinite wisdom, has ordained and set each of us into this time. He did so, because everything that He does is with divine intent to fulfill His purposes on the earth. We cannot truly understand correctly without yielding ourselves to the LORD, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to see from His perspective. During this amazing season of discovery, we’ll need a higher level of discernment more than ever before. Only by learning to love what Adonai loves and moving forward in the anointing of the Holy Spirit, can we go where He is calling us to go; and to be the Overcomers that He is ordaining for us to be.

Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ ” Isaiah 46:9-10

 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.” Isaiah 40:28-29

Never fear the future, because Adonai has already been there! He knows you. He purposed for you to be here on this earth during this time. Listen for His voice and know that you have been redeemed out of the enemy’s hand from the curse by the blood of the lamb – Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah, for such a time as this. He will show you how to move forward and help you to hear His voice as you become more and more aware of His time from His perspective. You are Overcomers through Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah!

 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” I John 5:4-5

Adonai, may we increasingly, more clearly, hear Your voice and see all You want us to see; to follow You more closely in order to go where You are calling us to go. We dedicate ourselves to You and we are trusting You to teach us Your wisdom and give us Your understanding that we may prevail in our Journey of the Overcomers. We want to be the mature trees which provide shelter to others during their storms and Your light to those lost in darkness. Oh LORD, we desire to be filled to overflowing by the Holy Spirit that we might be vessels that pour out Your Rivers of Life to all of those that You have placed on our well lit path. In Jesus Name Amen.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”Luke 4:18-19 NIV

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Light of The World Shine Shine Shine

As Hanukkah approaches and we prepare our hearts to celebrate the Light of the World, may we all take a moment to read these Scriptures below out loud to the LORD. 

Ephesians 5:13-14  (CJB) 13 But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, 14 since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says,

“Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!”

John 8:12 (CJB)12 Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.”

John 12:36  (CJB)36 While you have the light, put your trust in the light, so that you may become people of light.” Yeshua said these things, then went off and kept himself hidden from them.

John 12:46 (CJB)46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who trusts in me might not remain in the dark.

Psalm 18:29  (CJB) 29 (28) “For you, Adonai, light my lamp; Adonai, my God, lights up my darkness.

Psalm 27:1  (CJB) 27 (0) By David: (1) Adonai is my light and salvation; whom do I need to fear? Adonai is the stronghold of my life; of whom should I be afraid?

Psalm 43:3  (CJB) Send out your light and your truth; let them be my guide; let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the places where you live.

Psalm 112:4  (CJB) To the upright he shines like a light in the dark, merciful, compassionate and righteous.

Please say this out loud with me in the unity of faith in the Name above all names Yeshua Messiah (Jesus):

Adonai, it is our hearts desire to have any darkness exposed to Your Light. We invite and receive Your Light, Yeshua our Messiah (Jesus). We know that once we allow Your Light to shine, darkness cannot abide. There are things that are out of order in this world and we cry out to You today, shine brightly upon each of us.  Expose and burn up any hidden thing within each of us. May Your light shine through each of us so brightly that we actually see the lost come and ask”how might we be saved.” Give each of us the opportunity LORD MOST HIGH to lead the lost to Yeshua our Messiah (Jesus),The Light of the World. Call out to these who are ready for your harvest LORD, “Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!” Amen and Amen
Hanukkah Blessings to each of you. Love Beyond Measure,
Beth Auman
Yeshua Messiah – Jesus IS LORD Amen

Invitation to Dream Dreams By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Kislev is the month of dreams. The month to “chalom,” which means to dream and be made healthy and strong.

“In the Last Days, I will pour out from my Spirit upon everyone. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 2:17 (CJB)

One of our clues during this month of Kislev is “To Dream.”

Are you ready to see visions and dream dreams? Are you ready to “chalom with Adonai and be made healthy and strong? Scriptures reveal to us that He speaks to us through dreams for understanding, and clarity in many life situations. He gives us keys of instruction and direction with authority through our dreams to extend His will on earth.

Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.” Genesis 46:2 (NKJV)

But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, “Go and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in?” II Samuel 7:4-5 (NKJV)

“But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:” Daniel 2:28 (NKJV)

Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way. Matthew 2:12 (NKJV)

Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” Acts 18:9-10 NKJV

“I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19  (CJB)

Are you troubled by lost hopes and abandoned, unfulfilled dreams? Adonai is beckoning to you today to dream a little dream with Him. If you have never done so before, now is a good time to acknowledge your need for a Savior and invite Yeshua – Jesus, into your life today. Just raise your hands, and ask Him to be the LORD of your life, turn away from your path of wrong choices and sins, receive His forgiveness and step into His dreams for you that are full of goodness and blessings. He has such a beautiful plan for your life. Receive His dreams for you today.

“For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says ADONAI, ‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly; and I will let you find me,’ says ADONAI.” Yirmeyahu (Jerermiah) 29:11-14a CJB

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An exert from the month of Kislev in  “The Quest of the Overcomers.”

“For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction.” Job 33:14-16 (NKJV)

Kislev is known as the month of dreams. The word for dream in Hebrew is “chalom” and is derived from the verb meaning “to be made healthy or strong.” This is a month to watch our sleep patterns as the Lord often speaks to us in dreams. “He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” (Ps 127:2 NASB) He imparts revelations, warnings, encouragement and truth with understanding for our future. Each dream is a parable to be revealed. The Torah portions for the month of Kislev contain more dream references than any other month.

You may want to begin keeping a dream journal during this month of Kislev. Adonai seals instructions in our hearts through our dreams. Sleep is actually a metaphor for death and the new moons are symbolic times of resurrection. Human beings sleep appropriately one third of our lives. Let’s become more and more aware of our dreams and how our LORD wants to communicate with us while we sleep.

Blessings and Shalom with Love Beyond Measure, Beth and JoBeth.

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011.

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Kislev 5780 Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

The evening of November 29 begins the Hebraic month of Kislev that lasts for 29 or 30 days depending upon whether or not an additional day is required to make a “full” year. Kislev is the ninth month on the Hebraic calendar and the third month of the civil year which began on the first of Tishri. It is important for us to remember that each new moon is a picture of resurrection with opportunities for new choices and new beginnings. One month ending and a new month begins on our “Quest of the Overcomer.

What is the fruit from the Tree of Life that the Lord is offering to us in this month of Kislev? (Revelation 22:2a)

Clue – Security, trust and rest!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The name of Kislev is a derivative from a Hebrew word actually meaning security and trust. Let us examine our hearts to see any areas of insecurity that may hinder our ability to fully trust in God’s faithfulness. This can be an important month in our Overcoming Journey to experience a new depth of security in the goodness of the LORD, to trust Him more deeply and to enter a new place of comforting rest in Him.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah Psalms 32:7

The tribe of Benjamin is associated with the month of Kislev and was the second son of Jacob born to his favorite wife, Rachel. And, he was the only son born in the land of promise. At his birth before she died, Rachel called him Ben-Oni, meaning, “son of my sorrow.” However Jacob changed his name to Benjamin which means “son of the right hand.” (Genesis 35:17-18) The words “right hand” appears 166 times in the Bible and has significant meaning representing divine authority, power, strength and for blessing. Let’s trust the LORD to turn any sorrows or disappointments of the past into foundations of strength for blessings in our lives this month.

 “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you” (Isaiah 41:13).

 God hath sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength (Isa. 62:8).

 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.” (Luke 22:69)

The Tribe of Benjamin were known as fierce warriors whose weapon of choice was the bow and they became known as mighty men of valor. And from Benjamin two hundred and eighty thousand men who carried shields and drew bows; all these were mighty men of valor. II Chronicles 14:8b

What is our assignment in spiritual warfare during this month of Kislev?

Clue – To hit the mark!

 It is also interesting to note that the constellation aligned with the month of Kislev is Sagittarius – the Archer with a bow and arrow. The Hebrew word “turah” is derived from a root word that was used in archery, ”yarah,” which means to shoot an arrow in order to hit a mark. Just as the Gospel is written in the stars, this is a month for us to “hit the mark” in our spiritual warfare assignments to overcome any cultural hinderances or areas of compromise that have come against us in this Overcoming Journey. The heavens truly declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork and Adonai reveals knowledge to us in the night.

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. Psalms 18:32,34,49 (NIV)

 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. Psalms 19:1-2

As the nights grow longer and the days are shorter, what is our hope in the night?

Clue – To dream!

For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction. Job 33:14-16

Kislev is known as the month of dreams. The word for dream in Hebrew is “chalom” and is derived from the verb meaning “to be made healthy or strong.” This is a month to watch our sleep patterns as the Lord often speaks to us in dreams. “He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” (Ps 127:2 NASB) He imparts revelations, warnings, encouragement and truth with understanding for our future. Each dream is a parable to be revealed. The Torah portions for the month of Kislev contain more dream references than any other month.

You may want to begin keeping a dream journal during this month of Kislev. Adonai seals instructions in our hearts through our dreams. Sleep is actually a metaphor for death and the new moons are symbolic times of resurrection. Human beings sleep appropriately one third of our lives. Let’s become more and more aware of our dreams and how our LORD wants to communicate with us while we sleep.

The Hebraic letter for the month of Kislev is “Shamekh” which is a picture of trust, support, and coming full circle. May we all find a new level of trust and support in Adonai this month that will bring us full circle; ending some things that need to cease so that we can step forward into all the new He has for us in Him.

What is the Feast of Dedication that is mentioned in John 10:22?

Clue – Hanukkah, The Feast of Lights.

The Feast of Dedication – Hanukkah, is a Festival of Lights which is portrayed by the Menorah that was displayed in the Holy of Holies.

You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece. Exodus 25:31

 And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually. In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel. Exodus 27:20-21

 Later in the month of Kislev is the Celebration of Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication. At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. John 10:22-23 (NASB) This is the only place in the Bible that Hanukkah is mentioned.

The Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah with eight nights of lighting the Menorah candles. The historical, Apocryphal books of the Maccabees tells us of the Seleucid king that tried to eradicate Jewish religious traditions to force the worship of Greek gods. When the Jews took back control of the Temple during the Maccabean revolt, the one and only cruse of oil miraculously kept burning in the menorah lampstand for all of the required entire 8 days! Oil is a widely recognized symbol for Holy Spirit. The lights of the Menorah that were to never burn out are symbolic of the promised Messiah that would be filled with the Spirit of the Lord that would reign forever and ever.

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. Isaiah 11:1-2

 Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:4-5a

Kislev is a good month to ask Adonai to identify anything that may be hiding in the dark corners of our heart. As He reveals to us these things and brings them into His marvelous light, may we receive His healing and extend His healing to others. “Adonai, let Your light shine brightly within each of us, as we lay any dark and hidden things within us at Your feet.”

During this wonderful season we must all learn to see each person that we come in contact with in the light from Adonai’s perspective; not after the failures and inadequacies of our flesh. As we look upon one another we must not see dead splintery winter branches of barrenness. There are hidden threads of life beneath the surface of each of us that Adonai wants to reveal for His glory. God sees our ends from our beginnings. Through the redemptive sacrifice of Yeshua and the light of His Love, He is able to transform each of our lives from darkness to light. Each of us are as a seed of potential that can grow and be transformed into a fruit bearing tree. Let’s be the “Overcomer” that Adonai has created for us to be, and partake of the ripe fruit from the Tree of Life.

Kislev is a month to watch and pray for Israel. We need to realize that during Hanukkah, Christmas is looked upon as evil by most of the Jews. There are few places in the world that people can go during this time of the year that have not been decorated with glaring secular commercialism. It is even hard for believing Christians to see Jesus celebrated or exalted higher than Santa, endless festivities, lists of toys and numerous gifts to buy. However, we must make every effort to keep Jesus as the center of our family Christmas gatherings and celebrations. We are in a real spiritual war and the battle is just as real for us as it was for the Maccabean’s trying to restore Temple worship from those instigating to establish the counterfeit worship of false gods. Will the oil of Holy Spirit prevail within God’s people as His light in the world or will He be quenched from society because we pushed him out to celebrate shopping, feasting and traditions of man? The warfare is real and we each have our assigned battles in order for the Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.

Some believe that Yeshua, Jesus is Messiah and some do not. Some will never be able see Him if we don’t see them through the eyes of Adonai with His mercy. By God’s enabling grace, we must all be as Jesus on this earth; by doing what He did. He loved. He gave. He healed. He was kind. He spoke life. He only did what He saw His Father doing. He only said what He heard His Father saying. And, most of all He was willing to see people from His Father’s perspective of LOVE.

So during this month of Kislev, let’s expect to deepen our sense of security and trust in the LORD and be ones that dream dreams. Ask Adonai to bring you dreams that reveal the truth that you need to see from His perspective. Draw back your bow, in the power of His might, aim true and hit the target every time for His Glory!

May The Holy Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might and Knowledge in the Fear of God be yours as you learn how to celebrate in the truth of His Heavenly Light. Holy Spirit, come and fill us with Your magnificent light; that we may we be light in this world in Jesus Name. Amen.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. Psalms 126:1-2 (NIV)

 Blessings and Shalom with Love Beyond Measure, Beth and JoBeth.

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested