“Today is forty days which are five weeks and five days of the Omer.”
Theme of the Week: Yesod - Intimacy
Theme of the Day: Hod - Glory
Overall Theme: The Glory of His Intimacy
Today is a busy day in the count of the Omer. During the Journey in the Wilderness, Yitro (Jethro), Moses’ Father-in-Law visits and gives Moses life changing advice that has left its mark on Judaism ever since and this was the establishment of Judges:
It is also said to be the day of Moses’ 40 day fast and lastly this day also commemorates Yeshua’s ascension into Heaven after His resurrection.
Acts 1:1-11 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
All of which gives one a taste of the Glory of His Intimacy. When YHWH speaks through others and you listen, know it’s from G-d and do it. When you fast in order to deny your flesh, clear your head to see, feel and know Him more. When you stick around to see some godly person depart and drink in their last words, all of which you experience His Intimacy in a Glorious, unforgettable way. That is forever life changing and we see that in all 3 Scriptural examples. Even the Traditional Psalm we read today lets us taste this theme:
Psalm 991The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
3Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
4The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
7He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
8Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
“Abba YHWH Elohim, please move me and put me in such a place to where I am able to experience Your life changing Intimacy in a Glorious way, so I may better serve You and others. In Yeshua’s Name I pray, Ameyn.”