Thursday, January 14, 2016

Torah Trails #15 Bo

Torah Trails
Rabbi Yehudah “Tochukwu” ben Shomeyr
Kristopher Shoemaker

#15 Bo
Exd. 10:1-13:16
Jer. 46:13-28
James 1:15, I Cor. 10:13
Memory Verses: Exd. 12:29, Jer. 46:28, Rom. 9:29

Exd. 13:1-2

Every physical thing has a mental and spiritual equivalent. Inspiration and ideas are the conception of the Spirit. The planning and mulling over the details of such is gestation and taking that through and bringing forth into reality is birth.  Think I`m taking things to far Well, sin has a similar process; “When lust has conceived it brings forth sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” (James 1:15). The process is identical. You have a lustful thought, you dwell on it, thinking of ways to bring it to pass, you do it and bring it into this reality. Just as a physical body has a womb, so too our hearts and minds have wombs.

Physically, our firstborn is to be given and dedicated to the LORD. The same goes with livestock and crops, so why wouldn’t what proceeds from the heart and mind be any different?

“Whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” I Cor. 10:31

Bottom line, God comes first. He gets the first and the best of our everything; offspring, livestock, crops, income and ideas and plans.

Jer. 46:27-28

When we love and obey God and give Him our first and best of everything we can be assured such obedience will be rewarded. Past ground and territory and authority lost to the enemy will be returned to us we will overcome, prosper, prevail and rule.

“Abba YHWH Elohim, our lives are not compartmentalized and separated into the secular and the sacred. All is sacred and You deserve to be put first in everything we say or do. Help us Father to fully submit to You and allow You to have first place and accept the sacrifice of all our “firsts” to You and be glorified. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen!”