Shalom Segula (Treasured Possssion)
We trust this finds each of you keeping the faith and counting the Omer to the Feast of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost).
This is a beautiful time and connection from one first fruit to another. The first being of the barley harvest at Pesach (Passover) and the second being the wheat harvest at Shavuot (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost).
We at River of Life have been studying the Scriptures of this exact time frame that the children of Israel were journeying through the wilderness on their way to Sinai where the giving of the Torah happened. It is amazing how our lives parallel spiritually with those of our forefathers.
There is a Hebrew word that has great significance during the time that Israel was in bondage to Egypt and that is the word ze’ekah (heard their cry).This was a desperate cry that the Children of Israel would make to YHVH and that He definitely responded too many times.
Well, nothing has changed!!!
When we ze’ekah (cry out) to our Father, He HEARS our cry. Praise His Holy name!! He not only hears, but He responds according to His will. We have personally experienced this on numerous occasions.
May we encourage those who NEED to have an answer from YHVH, to ze’ekah (desperately cry out) and stand in faith that He will hear and He will answer.
Fifteen hundred years after the giving of the Torah, and a few short days after Yeshua’s ascension, another gift was given to YHVH’s people, the gift of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). It is our desire to be daily filled with and led by the Holy Spirit, which entails the Seven Spirits of YHVH (Isaiah 11:1-2).
When we are filled with the Spirit we can invest our lives into the lives of others and lead them to His kingdom. He is our teacher, comforter, and guide through this wilderness journey that we’re on. We can’t make it without Him!! As we’ve been hearing in our messages, “Don’t waste our wilderness journey.” It has a purpose to fulfill in our lives.
May His Holy Spirit fill us to running over!!!
We pray that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened as we read through the Scriptures this month.
Iyar ~ Sivan 5780
Praise His Name!!
We love you with our whole hearts!!
Shalom & Blessings,
Pastor Mark & Tammy McLendon