Shalom Segula (Treasured Possession)
“Blessed be Elohim and the Father of our Adonai Yeshua Messiah, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Yeshua Messiah from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of Elohim through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5.
We have so much to be grateful for as well as look forward too. We pray this finds you encouraged in your journey with our loving Creator YHVH and our Savior, His Son, Yeshua!!
If this is a time of discouragement, may the blessed truths of the verses above give you hope and perspective to the reality that we have in Him. We have a LIVING HOPE in everything that we face because our Savior resurrected and lives and is making intercession on behalf of His people. HalleluYah!!!
What does it means to have a good name according to the Word?
First and foremost we should have a good name with our Elohim. What He thinks about us and the works that we do should be our first motivation for doing right. Often it’s tempting to do things that will cause man to think well of us.
If we have a good name with our heavenly Father and we do what He says, then we have the right order for having a good name with both Yah and man.
It’s long been understood from a Hebrew mindset that taking YHVH’s name in vain has to do with our misrepresenting Him in the way we live. When we receive Yeshua as our Savior He gives us a new name…His name; and that is the name that we want to properly represent while in this life.
Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” In 2 Kings 4 there is a beautiful story of a widow who sent for Elisha because she had no way to support her and her two children. When she cried out to him her first words were, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared YHVH…”
She was reminding Elisha of her husband’s good reputation and name that he feared YHVH. Elisha’s response was, “What shall I do for you?” This is the same response our Father has toward us when we have a “good name” in His sight. “A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1.
May our Father be pleased in all that we say and do!!
Attached is the August Torah Calendar. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy). It seems like it was just yesterday that we re-rolled the scroll to begin again. His Words truly are life to those who obey them.
Praise His Name!!
We love you with our whole hearts!!
Shalom & Blessings,
Pastor Mark & Tammy McLendon