Saturday, April 13, 2013

OMER 18-19

“Today is eighteen days, which are two weeks and four days of the Omer.”

Theme of the Week: Tefreit - Beauty
Theme of the Day: Netzach - Victory
Overall Theme: The Victory of His Beauty.

Remember Yesterday when I said that a Messenger could look like Quasimodo, but if he brought good news that everyone was waiting for that he’d look like a beauty queen in their eyes?

II Kings  7:3-11 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine [is] in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, [there was] no man there. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it [was], and fled for their life. And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid [it]; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence [also], and went and hid [it]. Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day [is] a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household. So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, [there was] no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they [were]. And he called the porters; and they told [it] to the king's house within.

Well, in this passage hideous looking lepers, despite themselves and their banished ailment, became beautiful messengers that brought a message of victory to the people.

The Traditional text to read is Psalm 119:136-144:

137     ¶ TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138     Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

The Torah comes from G-d who is Righteous, therefore the Torah is Righteous and True.

139     ¶ My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

David will go crazy without G-d’s Torah in his life.

140     ¶ Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Not only is the Torah Righteous, but Pure too. Since it is the very Words of G-d, it embodies all He is.

141     ¶ I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

Though David is king he sees himself as the low man on the totem pole and even if he had to clean the crappers in the palace he would still keep the Torah.

142     ¶ Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Hmmm, the Torah is not only Righteous, Pure, but it IS TRUTH. The very answer Pilate was seeking from Yeshua (John 18:38)!

143     ¶ Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

In the midst of the trials of life it is Torah that makes and keeps him happy and give him true pleasure.

144     The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

He is saying that since the Principles and Morals behind the events in the Torah are True and eternal and they give life, he wants to know them inside and out, fully!

“Abba YHWH Elohim, help and enable me to conquer my fears and spread the good news so that victory may be available to all mankind. In Yeshua’s Name I pray, Ameyn.”

“Today is nineteen days, which are two weeks and five days of the Omer.”

Theme of the Week: Tefreit - Beauty
Theme of the Day: Hod - Glory
Overall Theme: The Glory of His Beauty.

Matt. 17:1-8 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

The Sun is so simple and profound in its beauty, yet its glory is such that you cannot look directly on it.
Though Yeshua was nothing special to look at:

Isa. 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.

HE had a Beauty that worked from the inside out and it drew people to Him. The glory of such beauty beaconed Moses and Elijah one Sukkot to come from beyond to witness and testify to such Glory and such Beauty.

The Traditional text to read is Psalm 119:145-152:

145     ¶ KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146     I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

David wants G-d to know how serious he is about His Torah. David knows he can never repay G-d for all He has done for him, but he knows the LEAST he can do is do what G-d has said and keep His Commandments.

147     ¶ I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148     Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

David wishes he could go without sleep and devote every spare moment to the Torah… I have wished that very same thing too!

149     ¶ Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150     ¶ They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151     Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

David knows G-d will keep David safe and alive because he is 100% sold out to G-d and His Torah. David believes no matter what Truth (Torah) prevails and the Good guys always win in the end.

152     ¶ Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Again, the Torah is not just until the Messiah comes, but is ETERNAL, FOREVER, and INFINATE!

“Beautiful and Glorious King, though I maybe an average Joe/Joann I pray you would turn my beauty inside out to reflect Your Glorious Beauty so as to bring others to You, Your Torah and Your Messiah. In the Name of Messiah Yeshua I pray, Ameyn.”