Good afternoon! Pastor Mark Blitz, a Jewish Rabi who has come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, pastors a church in the state of Washington...he sends out a newsletter and after reading it, I believe that I need to share it with you post haste!
Shalom, one and all!
We have entered the month of Cheshvan
It’s hard to believe how time has passed so quickly since the last newsletter. Sorry for the delay, but it has been crazy!! After the Fair and Feasts I got sick for a week and I think it was from just being exhausted. This week I finally have had time to go through the multitude of phone calls and emails. So if I didn’t respond yet, I now will be able to. It so happens Cheshvan is the second month on the civil calendar following the month of Tishri. We know Nisan is the first month on the religious calendar, but I want to focus on the civil calendar right now. Noah’s flood took place 1,000 yrs before Moses and the times given are based on the civil calendar used at that time. In Genesis it says:
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Well, the anniversary of that very day is the coming Sabbath of Nov 15th 2008! I think it interesting that not only is it the very day the floods came but the Torah reading for that day is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. That Sabbath is also the same day the nations are gathering together to discuss the global financial problems in Washington DC! It is truly judgment day! I am so glad you are subscribing to this newsletter and you will want to forward this one to as many people as you can, as what I am about to share with you will come as a shock to most of you.
Sharia Compliant Financing Forum
US Treasury to Host
Concerning the global financial problem the “West” is looking for answers. Our very own U.S. Treasury Dept is holding a forum this week regarding the introduction of Sharia or Islamic banking to the United States prior to the meeting on Nov 15th! You need to verse yourself on Sharia banking now. I am not trying to scare anyone or bring fear. As watchmen and watchwomen we need to see what is coming to warn others and to get them to repent and come to God. Our trust is in God alone and not in our finances. Be strong and of a good courage knowing the time is short. This is a time to pray and fast as never before. Please read the profiles of the speakers (page 4-7 of linked resource) at this event. Notice how it is directed toward the policy makers as if we have no choice? Encourage people to sign up for the newsletter and I will try to be more diligent in getting them out. Many have requested a look at the picture I took when I was in Israel of the marble image that is part of the Dome of the rock on the temple mount. You won’t believe it! I will give you two pictures one is from a distance and one from close up. First the one from a distance so you can see where on the Dome it is: On a lighter note...
Let's look at the Hebrew word "Bless" and "Blessing"
What an awesome opportunity to see what God Himself considers to be a blessing, how He defines it, and discover what it entails!
1Ch 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads,
The Hebrew word for bless is: #1288 barak ; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration). The very same word “barak” which is translated as “bless” in 1Chron 29 is also translated as kneel in Psalms 95:
Ps 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel "barak" before the LORD our maker.
The Hebrew word for Blessing is: Strong's #1293 Berakah from #1288; by implication prosperity: a present. Implies bringing a gift to another on bended knee. Think of the magi coming on bended knee and bringing their gifts as a blessing. So God considers it a blessing to bring a present to another on bended knee. So that is what we do when we want to be a blessing to God is to come to Him on bended knee and bring Him our lives. But look at this! The greatest blessing of all is what God told Moses when He explained how He wanted Moses to bless His people!
Numbers 6:22,27 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying, In this way you shall bless the sons of Israel, And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
Say unto them: The LORD bless you and keep you.
The tables have turned! Here, God wants to come to you on bended knee to bring a gift to you! The gift of eternal life! What an outpouring of grace!
Phil 2:7,8 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Be Blessed, Pastor Mark To view past newsletters, go to: http://community.icontact.com/p/wwwelshaddaiministriesus