Shalom Segula (Treasured Possssion)
We trust this finds each of you doing well and continuing to count up 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 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 at this time with those of our forefathers.
A Hebrew word that we learned about in years past from these portions of Scripture is the word ze’ekah (heard their cry). This was a desperate cry that the Children of Israel would make to YHVH. This is one 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 of you who NEED to have an answer from YHVH, to ze’ekah (desperately cry out) and stand in faith that He will hear you and answer you.
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 so that 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!!
May the Word of Yah ‘warm’ up our spiritual walk as we continue reading through the Torah portions together.
Iyar ~ Sivan 5778
Praise His Name!!
We love you with our whole hearts!!
Shalom & Blessings,
Pastor Mark & Tammy McLendon