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Laughter and Ministry – can they mix?

There was a ‘blooper’ in our most recent broadcast. We recently were ‘slammed’ for our humor and told ‘people expect teachers to be serious’. :-)  We are told that an occasional ‘blooper’ is acceptable but there is no place for the laughter and humor in the work of a ‘serious teacher’. We are told by some they cannot share our teachings with other serious teachers and students of The Word because of the humor included.

We learned this one truth years ago – God calls who He calls because that’s who He calls. Not everyone will hear what Abba gives us. He knew us before He called us and knows who and what we are. Our prayer is that the ones that need to hear, the ones He sends us to, they will hear. And, for the ones that cannot hear us, Abba will send to them the one they can hear, if they will.

We are who we are – no more, no less. We didn’t ask to be teachers . . . but we cannot deny the call. And all whom He calls are called in spite of and because of who they are and what He made them, bless His Holy Name. So, may the laughter God gives us in the message we share be as good medicine to your bones . . . it DOES make the bitter medicine go down easier.
God is good . . . and remember, even He laughs . . .
Besides, if you don’t think God has a sense of humor, just take a look in the mirror . . .

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The Sign of The Sabbath

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Foot-Washing

We find the ‘foot-washing’ very intriguing. Genesis 18 tells us of Abraham providing ‘foot-washing’ for the 3 Visitors. Lot offers ‘foot-washing’ to the ‘two men’ in Genesis 19. Aaron and his sons were to wash their hands and feet lest they die. Yeshua washes the feet of His disciples as an example. Mary washes Yeshua’s feet with oil, her tears, and dries them with her hair, symbolically preparing His body for burial. But when Yeshua washes the disciples’ feet, He, among other things, is setting them apart. Scripture says ‘and I will make you a nation of priests’ but that does not mean they – we – would all be levites, but rather, priests after the order of Melchizedek, who IS Yeshua. So, as the Aaronic priesthood passed down the washing of hands and feet, we are to follow the example of Messiah Yeshua. As we wash one another’s feet, we propagate and expand the order of Melchizedek, of which we are a part. As we submit to our High Priest, He will ‘give us clean hands and pure heart’, that we might ascend the mountain of YHWH (and not die) and serve Him as priests after the order of Yeshua. Also, take note of what Melchizedek served Abraham . . . (Genesis 14:18)Washing feet 1

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Passover 2016

It was good to see old friends and new faces at our Passover Gathering last evening. The theme was ‘Passover in the Light of Messiah’ with a focus on ‘Worship of The King’ as we gathered in obedience to ‘do this in remembrance of Me’ . . . We offered a time of foot-washing as exampled by our Messiah. We examined the three commanded elements present at the First Passover, in the Memorial Feast as well as at the ultimate Passover of Messiah Yeshua. We were blown away by a time of sharing, as brothers and sisters gave dramatic testimony how Abba brought them out of Egypt, where death and darkness is present, and into His marvelous Light. Thank you Father for your Presence in our midst, for Your Holy Spirit, for the shed blood and broken body and for your mercy and grace. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach -J&R

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Posted by on April 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

” . . . got leaven?”

. . . Got the ‘leaven’ out? This friday evening will be the ending of the 14th day of Aviv and the beginning of the 15th day, the High Sabbath of the First day of Unleavened Bread – Chag HaMatzot. Yesterday – monday (beginning the evening before) would have been the 10th day of this First Month of Aviv, the day ‘the lamb’ was brought into the father’s house to begin it’s period of examination (Exo. 12). For many, it would also have been the day that began the removal of the ‘leaven’ (seor) from their homes, a physical act symbolizing the beginning of their transformation from being ‘chametz’ (that which is leavened) to becoming ‘matza’ ( that which is without leaven, without sin) . We see a picture of the ‘finished product’ when we envision the Showbread or ‘The Bread of The Face’, the 12 Unleavened Loaves, in their proper condition and position in the presence of our Father. The reconciliation offering – The Shelem – Messiah’s death on the cross, begins our reconciliation process, allowing us access to our Father’s ultimate plan of atonement. Scripture says ‘Yeshua is our example’. When Yeshua rode into town on that 10th day of the first month, a day many have come to refer to as palm sunday, He not only began the process of His ‘examination’ as ‘the lamb’, but He also began the process of removing the ‘seor’ – the leaven – and those that had become leavened (chametz) from ‘His Father’s house’ – the citizenship of Israel (Eph, 2:11-13). He went to the Temple, His Father’s physical house, and violently threw out those that defiled his Father’s place, that the Scriptures might be fulfilled, “My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations, but you have made it a den of robbers” ( Isa 56:7, Jer 7:11, Matt 21:13). We, as born-again believers, above and beyond all others, should desire to “observe the feast of Unleavened Bread, for in that day, HE brought us out . . .” (Exo. 12:17) If we can help, we are here . . . Shalom

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Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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