Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Marriage of the Lamb

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

When we finally get our act together and all those that come to His proposal (Passover), then accept His proposal (Pentecost) will be at the wedding feast (Feast of Tabernacles). 
Chip, holding the lulav, and our dog, Brulee.  Sukkot 2011


Friday, October 7, 2011

Teaching Our Children

Abraham commanded his children and his household after the way of Yahweh.  Gen. 18:17,19

And the Yahweh said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;"

"For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Yahweh, to do justice and judgment; that the Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him."

Yahweh did not hide the thing which He did because Abraham commanded his children to keep the way.  We are called to teach our children so they can teach their children and so on.  Cyclical.  Just saying. 

Ok, that aside.  I sat down with my children at breakfast and decided to add to what we were taught from Torah on Sabbath.  The torah portion was about the covenant that was made with the Israelites. It was made with the Israelites standing in front of Him and future generations.  This covenant was a marriage covenant.  Now as we know the bride went after other lovers and was given a divorce.  The husband died (and resurrected) and now she is free to marry again.  So I am telling my children that at a wedding you have to be at the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner. Not an option.  If you want to be in the wedding you have to be there for the rehearsals.  I know I am repeating myself but we need to understand this.  When we Remember and Keep His Sabbaths, Feasts, Commandments etc. we are rehearsing for the wedding and we are marked, to be recognized by our Father that we are His.  That is why in the Brit Hadashah Yahushua says to the person who came to the Feast that was not prepared for the wedding that he had to go.  And Yahushua says to the other five virgins who had no oil(wisdom, Torah) they went off to buy more but it was too late and when they came to the door.  He said I do not know you.  As I study more and more, the pieces of treasure I find are coming together and painting a picture.  It is a beautiful picture. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paths of Righteousness

I am learning that our Father does not work on a timeline.  He has cycles of righteousness.  In Psalms 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.  The word path in Hebrew is Magal means way, track, rampart (circular). A rampart is a defensive wall.  The root of Magal is Agol which means to revolve, circular, round.  So when we keep His commandments by walking in His ways it is like a defensive wall for us. 

A path is narrow place to walk.  But the thing about a path is it is walked on over and over and over again. It is repeated.  When I was little there was cows in our field out back, behind our house.  In the morning they would use the path to go down and then come back up.  We might want to think of a path as a straight line like the picture above, but it is something used over and over again as circular.  You might be thinking "wait a minute what about Psalm 5:8" 

Lead me, O Yahweh, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

But the word straight means to make right, to be upright.  Not a straight line.  Ezekiel's wheel.  Wheel within a wheel.  His cycles of righteousness and the cycles of man.  More to come on that later.