Counting The Omer From Passover To Shevuot-Pentecost

Psalm 82 CJB A psalm of Asaf: Elohim [God] stands in the divine assembly; there with the elohim [judges], he judges: “How long will you go on judging unfairly, favoring the wicked? (Selah) Give justice to the weak and fatherless! Uphold the rights of the wretched and poor! Rescue the destitute and needy; deliver them from the power of the wicked!” They don’t know, they don’t understand, they wander about in darkness; meanwhile, all the foundations of the earth are being undermined. “My decree is: ‘You are elohim [gods, judges], sons of the Most High all of you. Nevertheless, you will die like mortals; like any prince, you will fall.’” Rise up, Elohim, and judge the earth; for all the nations are yours.


We stand still to hear and see and know that You alone are ADONAI our Elohim. Just as Moses, we fear You, yet we will come to You in the fire to hear Your voice. We choose You!

Deuteronomy 5:4-6 CJB Adonai spoke with you face to face from the fire on the mountain. At that time I stood between Adonai and you in order to tell you what Adonai was saying; because, on account of the fire, you were afraid and wouldn’t go up onto the mountain. He said, ? “‘I am Adonai your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you lived as slaves.

We stand ready for Shavuot-Pentecost. We await Your fresh FIRE. We want to burn for You. So come Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). Pour out as cloven tongues of fire over, in and through us. We receive all that You have and stand as Your Apostles did, ready, willing and submitted unto You in Yeshua’s (Jesus) Name. Amen

Acts 2:1-4 CJB The festival of Shavu‘ot arrived, and the believers all gathered together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to rest on each one of them. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh and began to talk in different languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

These two events are Shevuot-Pentecost. The giving of Torah and The out pouring of Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). same Days.. ADONAI is speaking One New Man…are you listening? Or do you want someone like Moses to stand in your place and pass in the information? The choice to Hear His voice yours is yours. Be filled to overflowing by Ruach Ha Kodesh.

Be ready to receive all that He has for you on this day. Tuesday, June 11th thru Thursday June 13th 2024.

We have Passed Over by the Blood of the LAMB Yeshua (Jesus) out of the hand of the enemy. Counted the 49 Days of the Omer and have arrived. It’s time to Celebrate! It’s time to be filled to overflowing by Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). Yeshua (Jesus) has already paid the price for you in full.

Are you Ready? I am Ready! come Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), we welcome You!

Remember that Abba created the Sun, Moon and Stars to govern His Moed Times. His appointed feast days to meet with us. He never changed His calendar.

We are in covenant with YHWH our Elohim, filled to overflow with Ruach HaKodesh in Yeshua’s Name Amen.

Welcome Shevuot-Pentecost 5784.

Blessings and Shalom in Yeshua our Messiah

Scripture Of The Week By JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of June 9, 2024
By JoBeth Kested

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)

Have you ever enjoyed a summer night of frogs croaking, crickets creaking and fireflies flitting? Or have you ever taken the time to look for pictures in the clouds or watched for falling stars in a dark night sky? Isn’t it interesting how much we can see and hear if we will take the time to be still. In stillness we may also have to face our encroaching fears, our emptiness or our feelings of being all alone. But, in this scripture God instructs us that we will find Him in the still and quiet place. Our Heavenly Father desires for us to cease from our struggles and striving to find the comfort, peace and rest we so long for in the stillness of His presence. Whatever we may be facing in the uncertainties and upheavals of this world our God declares in this scripture that He will be exalted above all else in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us and is our refuge. Selah means ponder and think of that! Amen.

Sivan 5784 Blessings

Gregorian Calendar: 
May/June for 30 Days
Biblical Calendar: 3rd Month
Civic Calendar: 9th Month

Characteristics Associated with Sivan

• Rosh Chodesh Ripe Fruit: Provision
• Tribe: Zebulun
• Letter: Zayin
• Constellation: Gemini, the Twins
• Bible Stories: God's law at Mount Sinai; coming of the Holy Spirit
• Appointed Feasts: Rosh Chodesh, Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost

This is an excerpt from our book Quest Of The Overcomers - available now on Amazon.

Grace Beyond Measure

May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. God’s power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowing the One who called us to his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us valuable and superlatively great promises, so that through them you might come to share in God’s nature and escape the corruption which evil desires have brought into the world. 

For this very reason, try your hardest to furnish your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if you have these qualities in abundance, they keep you from being barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. Indeed, whoever lacks them is blind, so shortsighted that he forgets that his past sins have been washed away. 

Therefore, brothers, try even harder to make your being called and chosen a certainty. For if you keep doing this, you will never stumble. Thus you will be generously supplied with everything you need to enter the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah.
2Peter 2-11 CJB


We are to try even harder to make your being called and chosen a certainty. We do this not by faking it until we make it. We do this by furnishing our faith … with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if you have these qualities in abundance, they keep you from being barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

What is furnishing our faith, you may be asking. Peter makes it very understandable. Move in like weighty furniture: goodness with knowledge; knowledge with self control; self control with perseverance; perseverance with godliness; godliness with brotherly affection and brotherly affection with love. 

He further tells us that if we place weight on these things with every thought, deed and action in abundance, they will keep us from being barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

Wow! Abba, we come before You today and repent for our missing the mark. For not lining up with what You place weight on. Our desire is for Your authentic outpouring of Your Holy Spirit. Have it all, Abba. We lay down our agenda, our worship, our plans. We lay it all down before You and receive Your authentic Ruach HaKodesh in Yeshua’s Name.

We declare that we will try even harder to make being called and chosen a certainty. We will furnish our faith from this point forward as You have instructed. We command barrenness to leave!, blindness to leave, eyes and ears to be opened! That we may receive the full knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah!

We commit to keep doing this. We receive Your Word through Peter that by doing as You have instructed, we will not stumble. That we will be generously supplied with everything that we need to enter the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah. Amen!


Blessing and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

Scripture Of The Week By JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of June 2, 2024
By JoBeth Kested

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Peter 1:2 (NKJV)

Are you in need of abundant grace and peace? Grace is undeserved favor and divine assistance. Peace is tranquility, harmony and freedom from disturbance or affliction. The Biblical definition of knowledge is based on understanding from experience. This verse exhorts us that the more we increase in knowing our Father God, and our Savior Jesus, the more His grace and peace will increase in our lives. Like the Hebrews in the wilderness that had to gather fresh manna each day, Jesus is the Bread of Life that God has provided for us to that we need to seek new each day. Whatever we may have experienced of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and provision in the past, be encouraged to KNOW that as we seek to know Him more each day we’ll never exhaust the supply His sufficient favor, divine assistance, and peace that passes understanding. May His grace and peace be multiplied to you today.

Scripture Of The Week By JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 26, 2024
By JoBeth Kested

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. Isaiah 46:9 (NIV)

Have you heard the saying,”You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from”? When we remember the stories of those before us that overcame great trials, handicaps, poverty, and wars we are encouraged that we can also overcome the trials before us. Likewise, God instructs us in this scripture to remember the former things. In the midst of our current needs and busyness, have we forgotten the answered prayers and miracles we’ve experienced or learned in the past that will inspire our faith to trust God today? Twice God declares that He alone is God and there is none like Him! Let us remember there is no other God whose very nature is love, extends mercy, offers peace, forgives sin, heals diseases, saves the lost, wipes away all our tears and knows the number of hairs on our heads! Yet, He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and commands the angelic armies of heaven. There is no other God like our God!

Iyar NeuroArt Teaching by Conny Hubbard

Iyar Teaching by Conny Hubbard

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JoBeth and I would like to Thank Conny Hubbard for including the Quest Of The Overcomers in her Neuro Art teaching on the Hebrew Month of IYAR and her excellent review of our book.

Please, click the link to partake of this lovely instructional teaching on how to draw out a Biblical Truth in a lovely and creative way. 

Conny Hubbard is a well known Author, Teacher and Chaplain. She is one of the most creative women that I have ever met. She teaches Bibliodrama writing classes that bringing the Word of God to life in an exquisite and creative way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXXnej4rtzM

Reach out and let us know how much you enjoyed The Quest and Conny’s Teaching. 

Scripture Of The Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the week for May 12, 2024

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:11-12 (NIV)

Have you ever heard someone say, “I love you to the moon and back” in effort to express the greatness of their love? God declares the magnitude of His love for as there is no end to the height of the heavens above the earth. You may need to ask, “What does it mean to fear the Lord?” It simply means great reverence and awe for the Almighty-Omnipotent-Creator-Ruler God of the universe and to acknowledge that He is the Lord over us individually, as well. When we choose to fear the Lord and receive His gift of salvation, His lovingkindness removes the consequences of our failure to meet His standards of holiness and perfection as far from us as the east is from the west! How wonderful it is to understand that east and west never ever meet! May we choose the fear of the Lord and experience God’s extravagant love for us that is over the rainbow, beyond the moon and to the height of the heavens!

Mothers Day Blessings

Mother’s Day Blessings to everyone

Mothers are given to us by YHWH. He hand picks them from our birth, through our lives. Each one has a unique and special gift that He hand crafted when He formed and fashioned that one who would impart to us when they were in their mother’s womb.

Take a moment today to Praise Adonai for every single Mother that He has chosen to help shape your life and for those yet to come.

Look for them and know that even when the mother of your birth is gone, Abba knows what you need and has already equipped someone to fill that need. If you will receive the mothering gift that He crafted for you.

Mothers can be from birth, through adoption, through bonus (step) parenting or spiritual. They each have a part in maturing us as we walk through this journey called life.

In Proverbs 31:10-31, we find the ABC’s of what a good woman, a choice wife should be. This was in fact written by an excellent Mother. A Hebrews Mother of a Hebrew king. She was teaching him the Alphabet of both letters, numbers, language and how to recognize and choose a good wife to be the mother of his royal children. Oh what Wisdom she taught.

We must also understand that it was the Hebrew Mother’s responsibility to teach the young children the Word of YHWH. The Alphabet here holds such beautiful picture of a Mother teaching her son exactly what a wise woman should be. How to wisely choose a wife, the mother of his children.

There are Motherhood capabilities formed into each of us by YHWH. Gifts that He gave to us to impart to others. We are to become Proverbs 31 women.

Today as you Praise Adonai for the Mothers in your life, even the ones who taught you lessons of pain and sorrow. Make the choice to be the Proverbs 31 kind of woman who Mothers well. Know that some are examples of what to do and some of what not to do. Praise Adonai for the good and bad. Learn from both. Become the well formed arrow that hits the target every time and walk in His abundant love.

Please read Proverbs 31:10-31 let Abba speak to your heart.

Blessings and Shalom in Yeshua – Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

 

 

The Potters Wheel by Beth Auman

Are you on the Potter’s Wheel? Do you understand the process? Does your life seem to be spinning out of control? Are you being shaken, sculpted, pushed, where are you in the process? If you don’t know and don’t know the process then please ask Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you to receive from Him in Jesus name as you read..

Are you crying out to be used by God? Do you hear His calling and have the desire in your heart to serve Him but keep failing? Could it be that He’s perfecting you? Do you need to yield to His process?

It is my prayer that Abba Father will open the eyes of your understanding and impart His wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ so that He can reveal His glory through you -(Eph 17-23).

REMEMBER: God’s purpose for you is eternal and He is there! God chose us from the foundation of all things.

Genesis 2:7 (KJV) 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. He formed and fashioned us in our Mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:12-14 (KJV)  12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.  13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.  14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. and He gave us the choice to receive Him or the devil, His blessing or curses.

Deuteronomy 30:18-20 (NIV) 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.  19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

If you’ve made the choice for Jesus to be your LORD (not simply believe in the little baby in the manger) Made HIM , Crowned HIM, LORD over your life and KING of KINGS. Then you became a great clod of clay, chosen by HIM to be placed on HIS potter’s wheel. You must understand that there are many facets of becoming what and who the LORD has purposed for you.

There is none like you, no one can take your place, you are an original and you were created with purpose. The Lord wants you to know that when the wheel seems to be spinning so fast that you can’t get your footing, when you seem to be pressed and pinched and when you feel dry and cracked that It is HIM, GOD, ELOHIM, ADONI, Creator of the Universe that has you on the potter’s wheel.

Not the devil. GOD HIMSELF is forming you and fashioning you, preparing you and molding you, sculpting you and HE has HIS hand on you.

The Potter’s Wheel belongs to God and it is a place where the devil cannot access. However, if you feel smashed down, pressed, cut, bare, dry and weak and you take yourself off HIS wheel, then you have chosen death and curses and the pressing is not coming from HIM. We all have this choice -(In the Church we call it back sliding) Because you’ve slid back off that wheel backwards and plop fell right as a dung heap for the devil to abuse. I encourage you to get up! Get back on HIS wheel because His Word says that we have this treasure in earthen vessels..2 Corinthians 4:6-11 (King James Version)  6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Remember that God does not created “cracked pots”, He created perfection. The perfection happens in His time and He has created you with a purpose. He has a plan for your life! Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.1 John 3:22 (AMP) And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [ watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [ habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him You must understand the potter’s process. Perfection does not occur on the wheel, it occurs in the fire. Beth Peterson wrote this exert on the firing process How Temperature Changes Clay By Beth Peterson, About.com Guide “As a kiln is firing up and cooling down, the changes in temperature make some profound changes in the clay. The clay goes from this soft, totally fragile substance to one which is rock-hard, impervious to water, wind, and time. The change is nearly mystical in its complete metamorphosis, and might be deemed so if it were not so common.” http://pottery.about.com/od/temperatureandmaturation/tp/tempclay.htm You can visit About.com if you would like to learn more about this God designed process. In order to complete the rock-hard, impervious to water, wind and time process, you have to get into the fire. When you do, you must remember that He’s there with you. HE will apply the glaze and refire you. He may have intricate markings to place upon you, or you may be plain. That is HIS choice, by HIS design. Remember though, the more that you resist, the more that you squirm, the longer that it takes for the process to be complete. The louder that you scream, the more that you cry and look inwardly upon your own selfish nature. You prolong the process because you refuse to understand HIS plan. He will glaze you and polish you and when you are fit for His use, sealed by Holy Spirit for HIS purpose. Then and only then can you be used. You must yield unto HIM, know HIS purpose for the Potter’s Wheel, yield unto Him so that He can perfect that which concerns you. Be fired up, glazed, polished so that you may be filled and can hold His Oil, HOLY SPIRIT. Then as you pour HIM out in this earth, you will be continually be refilled. Fit for His use. Get off the wheel, Allow Him to complete you. Ask God today, just say Abba Father – today I come to You with a searching heart to learn more about Your process for me. Please created in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me. Lord I yield unto You. Thank You Abba Father for loving me. Please complete me and lead me along the process. I desire to be used by You. Please help me not to look inwardly, selfishly and get on Your Potter’s Wheel, be fired, glazed, sculpted, whatever it takes Lord. I crown Jesus Christ Lord of my life and take my place to serve You. Whatever it takes Lord do it! In Jesus name Amen Psalm 40:1-3 (New American Standard Bible) Psalm 40 God Sustains His Servant.For the choir director. A Psalm of David.    1I (A)waited [a]patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and (B)heard my cry. 2He brought me up out of the (C)pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And (D)He set my feet upon a rock (E)making my footsteps firm. 3He put a (F)new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will (G)see and fear And will trust in the LORD. Potter’s Scriptures for your journey. Jeremiah 18:2-30 (King James Version) 2Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.  3Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.  4And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  5Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,  6O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.  7At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;  8If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.  9And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;  10If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.  11Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.  12And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. Isaiah 29:15-17 (King James Version)  15Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?  16Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? Isaiah 64:7-9 (King James Version)  7And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.  8But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.  9Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people. Romans 9:20-27 (New International Version) 20But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ “[a] 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?  22What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— 24even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? 25As he says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”[b] 26and, “It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ “[c]Remember that GOD’s purpose for you is eternal!An interesting place to visit – Learn about Pot Shreds that have endured “BCE”http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/6_middle.html Image credit: Jeff A. Benner

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This is a potsherd with the Hebrew word “sh’ma”, meaning to hear, written on it and dates to about 500 BCE. More.   AHRC ID#: 03 Date of Writing: c. 500 BCE Location of Discovery: Israel Date of Discovery:Current Location: Museum of Anthropology and Archeology, University of Pennsylvania Language: Hebrew Writing Surface: Pottery Transliteration: SheMaGh Translation: Hear Comments: This word is probably referencing Deuteronomy 6:4 – Hear O, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is ThereGod is always with you – Hebrew name study – Name      Shammah Gender     Male/Female Meaning   Astonishment. Biblical context        The Biblical baby name Shammah is Hebrew in origin and it’s meaning is astonishment. Shammah is pronounced sham-maw’. Shammah is the name of five men in the Bible. Shammah was the son of Reuel and grandson of Esau. He was the chief of a Edomite tribe. Shammah was the third son of Jesse and brother of David. He is also called Shimea, Shimea and Shimma in the Bible. Three of the mighty warriors in David’s army were named Shammah. Biblical reference for baby name Shammah: Genesis 36:13,17; 1 Samuel 16:9; 17:13; 2 Samuel 23:11, 25, 33, 37; 1 Chronicles 1:37; Strong’s Bible concordance H8048 Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord is There It must be puzzling to people all over the world that there is such a huge struggle over Israel in the Middle East and particularly over the city of Jerusalem. You look at the battleground in the streets on the nightly news and wonder; what’s worth fighting over? Surely there are more beautiful spots on earth; surely there are places more worthy of such a big fight. But it is Jerusalem the Lord is talking about when he reveals himself as Jehovah – Shammah, The Lord is There. This is in fact the very last line of the prophetic book of Ezekiel chapter 48:35; “All the way around shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city (speaking of Jerusalem) from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE.” Ezekiel is prophesying about a time that is yet to come. God himself has a great love for the city of Jerusalem; he called Jerusalem to be the place where he was worshipped by the Jews and where he dwelt in the Temple that Solomon built for him. In fact, when the temple of the Lord was dedicated and the Ark of the Covenant was placed in the inmost holy place, “a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.” (1 Kings 8:10) Therefore God himself came down to dwell there. The Lord tells Solomon concerning this temple in Jerusalem, “My eyes and my heart will be there perpetually.” (1 Kings 9:3) This is the Best Example: About the Name Jehovah-Shammah   Jehovah-Shammah is the Hebrew word translated as the “The Lord is there.” This name receives its origin from the Old Testament scripture found in the closing chapter of the prophet Ezekiel. “…and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there” (Ezekiel 48:35). The prophet Ezekiel, in context of the scripture was declaring the restoration of the people of God under a unified body, the future re-gathering of Israel under the leadership of the Christ Himself. It is here we see the purpose of God was to dwell among His people, as it states in the book of Hebrews, “I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:” (Hebrews 8:10). In today’s Church the believer is able to fulfill that which the prophet Ezekiel spoke of, and that which is collaborated by the author of the book of Hebrews, by the in dwelling empowerment of the Holy Spirit. There is liberty that comes with God’s presence, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:18). This freedom is only achieved by the work of Jesus Christ on Calvary, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). Isn’t that just the most interesting – He is the Beginning and the End, He is there in the Middle!! He is the Holy Spirit and He makes us free and we are free indeed. He stands up on our behalf because He is there!~ in every single situation, in every matter, He is there!! Praise God.. Actually, Pastor has been preaching about Him in this context for the last several weeks because when darkness is taken away – Jehovah Shammah is already!! He is There!! Dance, Shout, Sing! Praise the Lord Our God!! For He IS, WAS and IS THERE!!! Jehovah Shammah~~

Inspired by Abba Father in Jesus namePenned by Beth Auman