Shalom Segula (Treasured Possssion)
“To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our Elohim and Savior, Yeshua Messiah: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of Elohim and Yeshua our Adonai.” (2 Peter 1:1-2)
Ah, yes, grace and peace multiplied! We are confident that there may be a few of us reading this who could receive with great joy the Father’s grace and peace multiplied. When we understand that grace is Yah’s power and enablement to do His will; then peace (shalom), from a Hebraic understanding, has a far deeper meaning than just an emotional calm and really results in: peace, tranquility, safety, well-being, welfare, health, contentment, success, comfort, wholeness and integrity. Imagine all that multiplied.
This is what we can receive if we believe verses 3 & 4 of 2 Peter 1. It says, “seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”
May our faith be increased and our unbelief be decreased so that we may walk according to His precious and magnificent promises.
Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”
If our brothers and sisters are being obedient to the Scriptures and being led by the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) through the redemption of Yeshua our Messiah, then the above verses show us how we are supposed to function among our brothers and sisters as the days get darker.
However, we understand that, for those who keep on “willfully sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth”, then the expectation is that of judgment and fury as Hebrews 10:26-31 tells us as we keep on reading in the passage. Our prayer is that we will properly discern so that our words may be “apples of gold in settings of silver”.
Chanukah, the Feast of Dedication, is coming up this month. This time of year always brings to the forefront the history of this great event; a time when there was victory over paganism and the Temple and altar were rededicated.
Not much has changed in all these years as there is still a need for us to have victory over the things of this world that seek to pull us away from our Father and His Kingdom purposes.
This is a beautiful time that we can use to rededicate ourselves, as we are the temple of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit…that temple that is being made without hands. HalleluYah!!
Attached is the December Torah Calendar. May the light of His Word be shed abroad in our hearts that we may be encouraged in love, hope and all righteousness!!
Kislev ~ Tevet 5780
Praise His Name!!
We love you with our whole hearts!!
Shalom & Blessings,
Pastor Mark & Tammy McLendon