Blood Covenant – Cheshvan 5780

Through the Blood Covenant and Finished Work of Yeshua HaMashiach, (Jesus Christ) – which means (Anointed to Save)  on the tree, we as individuals have the opportunity to enter into restored fellowship with Adonai our Elohim.

You may ask yourself the following questions:

Why study all of this Hebrew, Ripe Fruit when I know Jesus as my Savior?

Why study the old testament, when I’m a new testament believer?

Well, I have a question for you.  When you say that you love someone, don’t you truly want to know them. Can you for one moment ask Adonai the two previous questions that I have asked you.

I do not believe for one moment that He will lead us to continue in a limited mind set; to not look deeper in our Bibles for more revelation and greater understanding. For our Bibles tells us to, “Ask, seek, knock and find!”

Matthew 7:7-9 (NKJV) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

See, there is always more for us to learn to Love about Adonai, He our Limitless Alpha and Omega or Aleph and Tav, (Hebrew).

None of us really know one jot or tittle about Him and only through continuing to ask, seek and knock for His Holy Spirit, Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and Fear of Adonai. There is more and more and more that He has to pour out over us.

The cross of Yeshua (Jesus) horizontally is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the place that He bore our sin and shame and won back the opportunity for each of us to have a vertical relationship with Adonai our Elohim.

The cross vertically is the Tree of Life. Yeshua, (Jesus) bore our every sin and shame on the cross. He took man’s vile and evilness and bore it for us so that we our relationship with our Father who art in Heaven could be restored. Without His blood sacrifice, we would be completely shut off from God.

John 19:28-30 (NKJV) It Is Finished

28 After this, Jesus, [a]knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)5 But He was wounded[a] for our transgressions, He was [b]bruised for our iniquities;The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes[c] we are healed.

Galatians 3:13-14  (NKJV) 13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

John 11:25  (NKJV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

John 5:26-29 (NKJV)

26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

John 20  (NKJV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the [a]handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not [b]know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!”

She turned and said to [c]Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ”

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the [d]disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were [e]assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Seeing and Believing

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus said to him, [f]“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

That You May Believe

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Through the finished work of the cross our sinless savior Jesus Christ was pierced and died on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, (the cross). Vertically, the cross became the Tree of Life because Jesus was resurrected. In the beginning there were two trees in the garden, Adam and Eve sinned by partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil after being seduced by the devil.

Adonai our Elohim had the perfect plan because HE IS PERFECT. His plan involved the Tree of Life  – Yeshua, (Jesus).

Today, Ask the LORD of your Life to remove any scales that you may have on your eyes, scales of deception, blindness, untruth, any wrong teaching that you have received in regard to Israel and the Jewish people that we are grafted into by the blood sacrifice of Yeshua, (Jesus) – Adonai’s ultimate plan for Victory. Ask Him to give you a heart and a new passion to learn about what He Loves and see this world and what is occurring in it from His perspective.

Lay down the old and walk in His Resurrection Power. Learn to partake of the Ripe Fruit from His Tree of Life on the time schedule that He designed. Always remember that Adonai created the Sun, Moon and Stars as boundaries for His timeline, He created the rainbow as His covenant in the sky and He created man that we could be His family. Yeshua, (Jesus) is coming back soon for the One New Man, Jew and Gentile.

Ephesians 2:13-17  (NKJV)

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Christ Our Peace

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.

If you have been a believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and heard the Word of God preached then you have probably heard the phrase, “I’ve read the end of the Book and we have the Victory.”

My question to you today is… Have you ever read the End of the Book? Chapter 22 of the Book of Revelation? If not then please do. I have provided it for you below and if you have, please, read it again.

Take a moment and read it out loud to Adonai our Elohim and ask Him to renew a right spirit within you and cleanse you from any wrong mindset that you have in Yeshua’s (Jesus) Name.

Revelation 22 New King James Version (NKJV)

The River of Life

22 And he showed me a [a]pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 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. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

The Time Is Near

Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the [b]holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Now I, John, [c]saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. [d]For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches

12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [f]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 Blessed are those who [g]do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 [h]But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

17 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.

A Warning

18 [i]For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, [j]God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God[k] shall take away his part from the [l]Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be [m]with you all. Amen.

 

Blessings and Shalom,

Beth Auman

 

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© Beth Auman 2019

Cheshvan 5780

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

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 3, 2019

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 (NKJV)

Are you frustrated with your imperfections, disappointed in the imperfect people in your life, or weary of this imperfect world? What a huge comfort to discover the realization that the ways of our God are perfect and to know with assurance that His Word has proven to be perfect, too. He is the protector and defender of all who put their trust in Him. He alone is the Almighty God above all gods and majestic Lord above all lords. There is nothing in this world more sure, more solid and more dependable than our God, The Rock. Our loving, compassionate and merciful God lifts us out of our pity puddles of discouragement, renews our strength and even makes our crooked rough roads into perfect paths of peace. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Cheshvan 5780 — Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

The evening of October 29 begins the Hebraic month of Cheshvan that lasts for 29 or 30 days depending upon whether or not an additional day is required to make a “full” year. Cheshvan is the eighth month on the Hebraic calendar and the second month of the civil year which began on the first of Tishri.

Though Cheshvan is now the the primary name used for this month, Marcheshvan or Mar Cheshvan was adapted in scripts written following the Babylonian exile. In ancient Hebraic translations it means “eighth month.” Mar has become associated with “mara” meaning “bitter.” It’s often referred to as the bitter month; possibly because this is the only month with no fasts or holidays.

What is the ripe fruit we are to partake from the Tree of Life in the month of Cheshvan? (Rev. 22:2a)

Clue — New Beginnings!

Cheshvan is designated as the month of Messiah; with the number eight signifying new beginnings and also represents the eternal revelation of the supernatural. The Hebraic letter aligned with this month is “NUN” that symbolizes the Messiah. Used as a verb, nun means “to reign.” As a noun (from nin), it means “the heir to the throne.” The Jewish scholars believe that there are no celebrations this month because Messiah will come to inaugurate the third temple in the month of Cheshvan; establishing the beginning of His reign over all the earth.

Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3

The building of Solomon’s temple was completed on the 17th of Cheshvan and the number 17 means “victory.” We are on the Quest of the Overcomers and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. This is a month to build up our faith in Yeshua—the Messiah, for new revelation of His supernatural power for victory over our weaknesses, failures or any areas of doubt, fear and unbelief. Now is the time for new beginnings!

Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19

The month of Cheshvan is linked to the Tribe of Manasseh—meaning to forget, to leap, up and away. Manasseh was the first born of Joseph in Egypt by Asenath the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. When he was born, Joseph declared, “God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s house.” (Genesis 41:51) This is a month to forget the pain and sorrows of our past to receive a new birth of hope, with a leap of faith, for new beginnings in our lives, circumstances and relationships.

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14 NIV

The Biblical text refers to this month as Bul (I Kings 6:38) from the word “bool” meaning flood. The flood began in the month of Cheshvan and ended this same month a year later. Adonai washed away all the evil on the earth in a “mikva”—a baptismal deluge of water to cleanse the earth of impurity. After the flood ended, Noah offered a burnt sacrifice to God and He swore never to flood the entire earth again.

What was God’s response to Noah after the flood?

Clue — Covenant

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth. Genesis 9:8-15

“I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth. Genesis 9:13,17

 In order to believe and receive Adonai’s covenant, we have to settle in our own heart, that His promises are true. He honors His Word above His name (Psalm 138:2) and we must choose to trust the LORD with all of our hearts above all else. This month of Cheshvan is our opportunity to embrace God’s call to a covenant walk with Him on His well lit path through the cycles of life that He has designed for us.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

 We encourage you to read Genesis 8 and 9 fully to grasp the fullness of God’s covenant that we enter when we receive Yeshua, the Messiah as our LORD and Savior. To know and understand God’s covenant is the reason He established the annual Feasts and Holy Days for His people to learn of His ways required to follow His path. Therefore, it’s also important for us believers in Jesus, to learn of His times, commanded Feasts and celebrations revealed in His Word. Elohim, the Creator God, created time as a boundary for our habitation in this fallen world. If we walk circumspectly, pursuing Him in love, faith and trust, we will learn His ways to overcome the traps of sin and destruction that separate us from a Holy God. He will perform the truth of His Word in our lives with blessings, joy and peace. And, we will dwell with Him in eternity!

What is the spiritual significance in the sense of smell?

Clue — The soothing aroma of sacrifice.

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, I will never again curse the ground for mans sake, although the imagination of mans heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. Genesis 8:20-22

Why is the sacrifice a sweet smelling aroma to God?

Clue — Jesus!

Jewish scholars teach that the sense of smell is the most spiritual of all senses. The Hebraic word for smell is related to the word for spirit. Death was the judgement of sin from man’s rejection and disobedience that separated us from God. The sacrifice and shedding of blood from innocent animals was a symbolic shadow of the innocence, death and shedding of the blood of Messiah. It released the redeeming fragrance of forgiveness for our salvation that reconciles us back into relationship with a Holy God! Jewish tradition also teaches that Messiah will come and judge us by the way we smell. He will be able to identify the fragrance of His blood upon the doorposts of our hearts if we have appropriated His sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. We are also called to be a sweet smelling sacrifice unto Adonai.

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2

Cheshvan is connected with the fragrance of myrrh. Myrrh was one of the gifts given at the birth of Yeshua by the wise men and it is a prized sweet smelling fragrance used from ancient times. Myrrh was an ingredient of Ketoret—the consecrated incense used in the first and second temples in Jerusalem; as described in the Bible and Hebrew Talmud. Myrrh is also listed as an ingredient in the holy oil used to anoint the tabernacle, high priests and kings.

Myrrh is commonly used as an anointing oil and symbolizes purification, grace and peace. Esther was bathed in Myrrh for six months before being presented to the king (Esther 2-12). Let us allow the purification process of the Holy Spirit this month, preparing us for more intimacy in the presence of our King, Jesus.

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. II Corinthians 2:14 

 The Constellation of Scorpio is aligned with Cheshvan and symbolic that it’s time to tread on serpents and scorpions. Jewish sages teach that the scorpion is the deadliest member of the poisonous creatures and is linked to the primordial snake of Eden which brought the fall of all mankind and death entered God’s perfect world. The Hebraic word for scorpion is derived from the word meaning “heel” as it is said, “And you (the snake) will strike his (man) heel.” Genesis 3:15 (HCSB) Thus, the scorpion represents the deadliest “bite” to the heel of man.

The snake in the garden of Eden also usurped man’s God given authority to rule over the earth. It is critical this month for us to stand in our authority as those redeemed and restored to our rightful relationship with God by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross. Also, remembering that we are now in the era of Pey, we must not only take our stand against demonic forces against us, but to declare and proclaim our authority over our designated territory!

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

What is the significance of the color violet this month?

Clue — Jesus is King of Kings!

Violet, not purple, is the significant color associated with Cheshvan. Scientifically, purple is a combination of equally blending red and blue, whereas violet is a unique separate color in itself. Therefore, legalistically, violet is a more dominating color than purple; though purple is the common name most often used. Also, violet is the name given to one of the seven streams of light in the colors of the rainbow. It stands at the highest level, not a mixture between blue and red. Numerous symbolism’s for violet—purple include: spiritual heights, heavenly grace, vibrant faith, divine inspiration, sovereignty and the most commonly recognized is royalty.

Purple became associated with wealth and royalty because for centuries it could only be made from a tiny sea mollusk, from the region of Tyre. It required the sacrifice of over 250,000 to produce one ounce of dye and a pound of purple cloth was equal to a bag of gold! It was not until the 1850’s that a commercially acceptable dye for purple was created by combining red and blue dyes. Historically, Cyrus, king of Persia, was the first known king to wear a robe of purple. Therefore, with Cheshvan being the month of Messiah, it is clear why the unique, most spiritual and royal color of violet—purple, is the color of this month because our Messiah, Yeshua, is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev. 19:16)

 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17 KJV

 Notes from JoBeth: This month I experienced numerous hinderances and frustrations that kept interfering with writing this message, including a numbing brain fog, so that I could hardly hold a creative thought in my mind. Finally, realizing this was all beyond circumstantial, I cried out to the Lord to remove the blinders from my “eyes” to discern the enemies assignment against me. I began to realize I had a personal battle to overcome before I could put together all our notes for this month’s message on our “Quest of the Overcomers.”

Beth sent me some words with prophetic insights that began to break through the fog. I began to see in my notes this was designated as a month to forget the past, for new beginnings and for victory. I remembered that last month we had entered a new era of Pey and it’s time to use our mouths to declare and decree. [Declarations and decrees require authoritative and governing conviction in agreement with God’s will, to see breakthroughs. It is helpful to understand that Jesus commanded us to pray (decree), “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.]

I asked for the LORD to help me see what He wanted me to see and how to decree what He wanted me to decree. He led me to loudly speak and break off the chains of captivity from every negative, judgmental, condemning, demeaning, restricting and hurtful word curse ever spoken against me that I’ld heard or was said in secret. Afterwards, I felt led to proclaim with conviction that I am who the Lord says I am, I’ll do what He wants me to do, I’ll go where He wants me to go and He is not done with me yet! I know, that I know, that things broke in both the spiritual and natural realms! It is truly our hope that these messages, for those joining us on this Overcoming Journey, will also find encouraging words that are applicable in your personal lives, too.

During this month of Cheshvan ask the LORD to reveal to you a deeper revelation of His covenant. Ask Him to make things plain and clear deep within your heart so that you will walk more and more by faith; increasingly trusting in Him. Ask Him to reveal to you how you can become a sweet smelling aroma to God. On this Journey of the Overcomers, let us determine to be “Covenant Keepers and Destiny Fulfillers” through the Blood of Jesus our Messiah.

Our Prayer:

LORD Jesus, please expose any hindering chains of bondage holding us back from being all you want us to be. Teach us how to pray, to decree and how to dwell in Your presence as we increasing trust and follow You. Draw us into deeper revelations of You as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and our soon returning Messiah. Help us to continue on the Overcoming Journey and embracing your divine covenant with us. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Until next month—Blessings and Shalom; 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

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 27, 2019

The Lord will always lead you. He will meet the needs of your soul in the dry times and give strength to your body. You will be like a garden that has enough water, like a well of water that never dries up. Isaiah 58:11 (NLV)

Have you ever marveled by the beauty of a garden after a refreshing summer rain or seen the dazzling display of a dessert in glorious bloom after a drenching thunderstorm? Sometimes we find ourselves lost in a dry desolate place; overwhelmed by the pressuring demands of our lives with no idea how to find our way back to refreshing waters of life? Be encouraged by the promise of this scripture that the Lord is always with us to mercifully show us the way even when we find ourselves lost and desperate through foolish choices or by no faults of our own. God can meet all the needs of our soul (mind, will and emotions) and renews us when it looks like there is no provision in any direction. So, call upon the Lord in your day of trouble and He will deliver you (Psalms 50:15) and restore you like a well watered garden; filling you with His living water that never runs dry. Oh, hallelujah!
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 120, 2019

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Have you ever wondered how to find peace in the midst of difficult and overwhelming situations? Peace is something money cannot buy, but I am sure there are times we would gladly pay for it if we could. Though not always easy, these two verses show us in a few simple steps God’s pathway to finding His peace. 1) Don’t waste your time worrying. 2) Talk to God about everything. 3) He wants us to bring Him all our needs. 4) Be sure to thank Him for all He does for you. Then, we are promised God’s wonderful peace that passes all our understanding! Peace protects our hearts and minds beyond our imaginations to live the life that is ours in Jesus. Prayer is just simply talking to God and it is the entry way to walking in His path of peace for you today and always. Praise God!
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 13, 2019

He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)

Have you ever been so weary with the heaviness of discouragement that you feel like you can hardly hold your head up much less walk or run? Or are you facing situations beyond your control that seem impossible to deal with? This scripture informs us that those who wait on the Lord have access to His power and strength to go beyond where the young will faint and give up! Though we usually find it hard to wait on anything or anybody, this kind of waiting is not idle and twittleling our thumbs. It is an active, persevering, listening and inquiring kind of waiting with expectation and anticipation for a demonstration of God’s miraculous power working in us and through us and for us. As we wait on the Lord, His supernatural power with His mighty strength renews and empowers us to run our race and also lifts our spirit up to soar like eagles! Lord, please help us and teach us how to wait!

By JoBeth Kested

We Receive Your Wisdom and Revelation Adonai by Beth Auman

The LORD will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. Luke 21:15

In order to be the Overcomer that God has ordained for you to be, you must receive His Word.  Not one person will be able to refute, contradict or resist His Word.

We must learn to wait for His Word in this new Era. Wait for His Word and speak exactly what He says to you. It will be the well formed arrow that hits the target every time. When His anointed Word comes forth and we declare it, He establishes his Word and No one can withstand or contradict His Word!

There are many things happening in the world today.. But GOD!! He has a plan and during this time, this brand new Era 5780 – the Era to Declare a thing and see it Established. Trust God!

That’s our part. We must Trust His Word more than we trust anything else.

Adonai, Today we come before You in Jesus Name. We declare and decree that all of our trust is in You! We receive a mouth and wisdom which none of our adversaries will be able to withstand, contradict or resist according to Luke 21:15 NKJV  LORD, we understand that Revelation and Wisdom come from You and You alone, we receive it in every situation in our lives.  Light up our path LORD as we walk in Your VICTORY! Amen

 

Blessings and Shalom, Jesus IS LORD

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on October 8, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 6, 2019

Give praise to the Lord; He has heard my cry for help. The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs. Psalm 28:6-7 (GNT)

Have you ever felt like you are between a rock and a hard place with no hope for help? Sometimes when we’re overwhelmed by life’s demands, pressures and pain it is hard to believe that God cares when we feel so helpless and alone. With our feelings of insecurity and inadequacy, it is easy to think that God is just too busy with all the problems of the world to hear our cry. This song of the Psalmist is a great reminder that the Lord hears our cries and is there to protect, defend and help us. We are told in Isaiah 61:3 that He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Our loving God hears our cries, restores our hope, makes our hearts glad and puts a song of praise in our mouth. Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) So give praise to the Lord and sing to Him a joyful song!
By JoBeth Kested

May Your Name Be Found in the Lamb’s Book of Life

Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Have you received Yeshua as your LORD?

Please, do not be deceived. 5780 Is a Brand New Era and we were born for such a time as this. Esther 4:14b NKJV

If you can breathe the oxygen provided to you by Adonai right now, He still has a plan for your life. There is more for you to do.

Receiving Yeshua is the most important thing that you will ever do.

This is the time of year when Adonai opens His Book, remember the Scripture below and if you need to repent, then repent. That’s the best part. Through the Blood of Yeshua, we have redemption. He will forgive you if you ask. He is the BEST!

Revelation 21:27 (CJB) 27 Nothing impure may enter it, nor anyone who does shameful things or lies; the only ones who may enter are those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

May You be Written in the Lamb’s Book of Life – by the Blood of Yeshua!

Blessings and Shaom

Love Beyond Measure,
Beth Auman

 

Tishri 5780 — Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

On the evening of September 29th, we begin the Hebraic month of Tishri that lasts for 30 days. Before the Babylonian exile this month was called Ethanim (1 Kings 8:2), meaning “strength and endurance.” Tishri is the first month of the civic year and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year, which began with the month of Nisan. Historically, in a book* by Edwin R. Thieve, he stated that the Kingdom of Judah counted years using the civil calendar starting in Tishri, while the Kingdom of Israel counted the years with the ecclesiastical new year beginning with Nisan.

What is so significant about the month of Tishri?

Clue — The High Holy Days and the Fall Feasts of the Lord.

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.” Leviticus 23:1-2

Tishri has more than any other month of appointed times, including a total of 13 days of special religious significance, seven of them are holidays with no work permitted. It is important for us to not only recognize and understand the scriptural and historical significance of the Fall Feasts, but also the prophetic importance of their symbolism yet to be fulfilled when Jesus returns.

Beginning with the Feast of Trumpets, it is commanded in Leviticus 23:24, “in the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets.” This not only begins Rosh Hashanah, referred to as the Head of the Year that starts the Jewish New Year, but prophetically points to when Jesus — the Messiah, will appear in the heavens with the sound of a trumpet, as the Bridegroom returning for His Bride, the redeemed Church. (Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV)

[A popular Rosh Hashanah custom is to eat apples dipped in honey. It was believed in ancient times that apples had healing potential and honey signified hopes that the new year would be sweet.]

The Feast of Atonement, also called Yom Kippur, points to the day when Jesus returns. That will be the day of atonement for the Jewish remnant when they “look upon Him whom they have pierced,” repent and receive Him as their Messiah. (Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:1-6, 25-36 KJV).

The Feast of Tabernacles, also called Sukkot, pointing to the Lord’s promise that He will return to reign over all the earth from Jerusalem. “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.” (Revelation 21:3).

What is the ripe fruit for us to partake in this month of Tishri? (Rev. 22:2a)

Clue — Completion and spiritual perfection!

 “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”James 1:4

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:9-10

 “It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.” Psalms 18:32

Though Tishri is the Head of the Year, it is also the 7th month and there is always spiritual significance in sevens. The number 7 is the most recognized number in the Bible used more than 600 times and used the most in the book of Revelation. It means “divine fullness, completeness and totality; including spiritual perfection”. It comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to be full,” “to be satisfied,” and “to have enough.” We will want to be prepared and receptive to all the fullness, completeness and perfection the Lord has for us in this month.

The sound of the trumpets commemorated the end of the harvest, celebrating the fruitfulness and completion of the old year. The trumpet sound was understood as the call to introspection, repentance and the solemn time of preparation in “The Days of Awe,” also referred to as “Ten Days of Repentance” leading to the “Day of Atonement.” It’s a month of awakening and removing anything which would keep us from returning to the Lord’s plans and purposes for our lives. The Fall Feasts are the times ordained for us to return to God, receive His atonement for our sins that separate us from Him and to experience His Glory.

What time is it?

Clue — Time to open our mouth to declare the Word of the Lord!

“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28 NASB

With the blasting of the trumpets announcing the Hebraic civil New Year, we are also entering a brand new era. We are moving from the “Year of Seeing the Snake in the Grass” in 5779, to the year of 5780 that begins “The Year to Open Our Mouth to Declare the Word of the Lord.”

 The last ten years were the “Ayin” decade of the “Seeing Eye where God directed us to “see.” We are now entering a new decade of the 80’s, correlated with the Hebrew letter “Pey” that is shaped like an open mouth. The primary definition of Pey is “mouth” with extended meanings of “word, vocalization, breath or speech.” This is a new era with God’s authority to “speak”. Pey comes from the word “Penuel,” which means “the face of God.” We will want to diligently seek God’s face and to know His will for the times and seasons upon us. “Ayin” was a season of insight. In this era of “Pey” — by the breath of the Holy Spirit, with our mouths, we are given authority with insight to declare and decree, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” (Matthew 6:10)

“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.” Luke 21:15 RSV

 “I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.” Psalms 81:10

“The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” Isaiah 50:4 

How do we guard our mouths in knowing what to speak and decree?

Clue — Heed the words of Jesus!

“Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.” John 5:19 NIV

“For I have not spoken on my own initiative, but the Father who sent me has given me a command, namely, what to say and how to say it.” John 12:49 CJB

We need to have dove eyes for the LORD. (Song of Solomon 4:1) A dove can only focus on one single thing. We must keep our eyes on ADONAI at all times and remembering always the lesson that Jesus teaches us; to do what we see the LORD do and to say what He says. We are responsible for what we say. In pursuing to know His will, we can be assured of praying in agreement with the LORD when we pray His Word. For he tells us, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:11 NASB) We can speak and decree in unity with His Word and His will.

The Tribe of Ephraim is identified with this month of Tishri and means “double fruit,“  His father, Joseph declared at his birth, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.” Ephraim was second born but received the double blessings of the first born.

Over 20,000 men of Ephraim came to David at Hebron and were referred to as Mighty Men of Valor. No matter our situations beyond our choices in life, we should look for our double portion from the Lord in this season and to persevere in valor as overcomers.

The “Quest of the Overcomer” is about learning how to navigate the path of our lives and overcoming the pits and traps and snares that would defeat us. Let’s look at two different translations of John 16:33:

“I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris (troubles). But be brave! I have conquered the world!” Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus knew that we would have tribulation but exhorts us to be brave; and in the other translation to be cheerful in knowing that He is our Overcomer. He has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us; to see what Adonai is doing, to speak and to decree with our mouths what He reveals to us. Being united in Jesus, we have His Shalom — nothing missing, nothing broken, whole and complete in Him. In the power of “His strength made perfect in our weakness,” (1 Cor. 12:9) we can be brave and be of good cheer because He has conquered and overcome the World!

 “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”1 John 5:4-5 NIV

Notes from Beth:  God keeps speaking to me about knowing those who labor among us. He wants us to begin seeing with laser focus His gifts and His miracle working power available to those who labor in the fields, where He has placed us, in this season.

I hear Him speaking to my heart, “Look around at who is close. What do you see? Once you see… declare and open up! Stir up My gifts and I’ll apply fresh oil over you! Then, keep your focus on Me and My perspective. Move forward in My array — those splendidly adorned and displayed in divine order. For I have aligned and assigned each of you for My purpose in the earth for such a time as this. Declare, decree, open my portals around you for I have provided all that you need to walk in My Victory.” Amen, Adonai, amen!

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b NKJV

I speak forth and declare His Word over you today. I am looking with laser focus through the heart of Adonai towards you. I decree His gifts and perfect completion upon you in this era. And, that He anoints you in the Spirit with fresh oil for victory and for His glory alone. In Jesus Name. Amen! Amen!

“But the LORD said to me: …’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you,

And whatever I command you, you shall speak. 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 1:7,9-10

 

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* “The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings“

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

 

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