Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Teshuvah...Repentance and Return

Elul 29, 5771..Sept. 28, 2011

This evening at sunset is Yom Teruah..The Feast of Trumpets or as most know it...Rosh haShannah. It is the Jewish New Year. But more correctly it is the Head of the Year. So tonight, for those of us who follow the Way of G-d, we will obey and hear the sound of the shofar...some will blow their shofar....and we will light our candles and our challah bread and apples dipped in honey and rejoice over all that our Elohim has created and the blessings He has bestowed upon us during the past year. We will also consider the next ten days...the Days of Awe...leading up to Yom Kippur. We have been in Teshuvah since Elul 1....praying and seeking G-d about our transgressions..all the things that are within us that are holding us back from being who we should be in Him.

It feels, almost, as if G-d distances Himself from each of us during these days so that we will look inside to seek what is hindering us so that when we reach Yom Teruah...when it is said.."The King is in the field"..we can run to Him and He will reach out and touch us and our burdens will be lifted from us.

We are in the season of repentance..of returning...of Teshuvah....I have heard from so many how they feel an emptiness....even a distance from our Elohim...I say to you that it is because of the time we are in. If you examine yourself and remember, you might recall that even when you were not in truth..even when you followed the church of may have felt this way during this time of year... and did not understand why. The fact that YOU came out of her and saw the truth of Torah and the Path of YHVH is a sign that YOUR desire to know and understand the deepness of Elohim was evident even then and this spoke to you in your spirit and you felt His season of renewal.

Even now there are those who do not follow truth, are still encumbered in the Babylonian lies BUT do sense the spiritual dictates of G-d, yet have not the light of truth to truly see and understand what is truly being given to them. I see this all around me and within the ministries of some who believe they are speaking in the Spiritual realm and are in the sense that He codes it and WE, if we look and ask for sight and understanding, can see and understand the true meaning of what they are receiving from our Elohim.

I give you an example of one such case....this is from SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- 9/28/11:
'Now is the time to resolve old issues before you move into the new season. I speak of such things as unforgiveness and bitterness against yourself and others. Allowing these things to exist in a fresh spiritual environment of possibilities would only pollute and defile clean and pristine opportunities. Enter this time with a clean heart. Examine yourself to see if you are in faith and ready to receive all that I have prepared for you, says the Lord.
Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.'

I do not follow this ministry except I look at Marsha's word to 'see' when He has given a word to be gleaned. I cannot say for sure that they not aware of this season of Elohim BUT becasue they still observe the sun day sabbath and celebrate the holidays of Babylon, I am assuming they are still in her clutches. But just as our Elhim used to ass to speak out He can and will use whom He desires and it may well be from very unexpected places.

I have no doubt the desire of this woman is to have a deep relationship with Elohim but she is only at the crest and must step completely away from the man made church and come into the truth of Torah and the true Sabbath of Elohim which is His sign between Him and His people.

So I say to YOU..and myself..let us examine our ways..let us dig deeper into His Word..His Torah. Let us seek a deeper understanding of the Way of G-d so that we can walk uprightly and in the light of Yeshua. Let us resolve old issues that are holding us back. Let us seek forgiveness and let go of bitterness. Let us seek a clean heart before our LORD so that we stand before Him blameless and pure, repentant of all things we have done in the past..let us continually say to HIm..."Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."

Let us remember what our Elohim says>....."Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am ADONAI, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says ADONAI.

And let this be our daily prayer........
"May my prayers be set before You as incense; may the lifting of my hands be as the evening sacrifice. Therefore, in view of Your mercies, I offer myself as a sacrifice, living and set apart, holy and pleasing for You. For I am to You, the aroma of Your Son, Yeshua the Messiah."

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