poetry

Day 5 of 40 Days Of Teshuvah – Are you washed?

 

Mo’edim – a set apart time. This is a set time, a special time, an appointment, a consecrated time. This is an appointed time to meet with God. And it’s all His doing. He said it is My Festival, My appointed time. My season, My mo’ed with My people.

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Chapter 23, in the book of Leviticus, specifically tells us there are seven times a year, God has designed to have an appointment with His people. At three of these meetings we are to appear in person, or have a face to face meeting. No text messages or emails allowed.

The Lord says these are His feasts, Mo’eds, or Kairos. What is a Kiaros? Kiaros is a set time or appointment for making decisions. These are appointed times on God’s calendar or in God’s planner, so to speak. We don’t decide the times, He has! He set these times as a lasting ordinance.

 

Leviticus 23-The Lord spoke to Moses, Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: “These are My appointed feasts, the appointed feast of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.” In the business world we would say these are mandatory meetings and they are nonnegotiable.

 

As we prepare our hearts for our appointment and seek this time with our LORD, asking that He set an appointment with our loved ones, and we intercede and repent on behalf of our Nation, we must prepare our hearts. We are to be consecrated.

 

Before the LORD met with the children of Israel He gave specific instructions. They were to consecrate themselves. God was going to speak so that the children of Israel could hear His voice. The Lord had given them the choice before hand as to whether they would follow His commands. The Lord did not just appear and begin saying, because I said so, that’s why. No, The Lord made certain they were in full agreement, and that they wanted to hear and obey what was going to be said, before He scheduled this meeting. Moses met with all the elders and they did agree. So Moses brought their answer back to The Lord. The Lord gave specific instructions of what He required of them. The LORD go to the people consecrate today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothes and let them be ready on the third day.

 

 

What are we are preparing for? What appointment or meeting are we going to attend? We are preparing our ground, (heart) for the upcoming decisions that are made and set for the upcoming year. Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets is the beginning of 10 Days of Awe that lead into Yom Kippur.

 

When we are preparing to do Teshuvah, we should first realize this is an appointment with Jehovah, The Sovereign GOD of all creation.

We are to be consecrated. Don’t miss this appointment. This is how we Teshuvah.

We prepare our ground, readying it for sowing. What are we sowing into our ground? The incorruptible seed of the word of God is what we are sowing into our hearts. We are cleansing our heart or plowing the ground, in order to remove old useless crops and weeds. The plowing is in preparation for sowing.

 

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Lay aside your garments that are stained with sin

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb.

There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean.

O, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb.

Are your garments spotless are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

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May we never cease to understand the value of repentance……….

 

“The foundation of Christianity is repentance (Teshuvah, Shuv, Re-Turn). Strictly speaking, a person cannot repent when he chooses— repentance is a gift of God. The old Puritans used to pray for “the gift of tears.” If you ever cease to understand the value of repentance, you allow yourself to remain in sin. Examine yourself to see if you have forgotten how to be truly repentant.”

Wisdom from Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest

 

Dear Heavenly Father. I want my garments to be pure and spotless. I want to be sanctified by You. I want to be washed white, and be found without spot or blemish in Your sight. Lord Jesus, cleanse me with the washing of Your atoning blood for the remission of my sins. Show me what I need to be cleansed from and what needs to be washed away. Show me my old crops, the dead debris that should uprooted. I know that Your blood can wash away all my stains and all my sins. I want to be washed in Your blood. Thank You for making me clean. Amen

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you Shalom.

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His Plan

Because I know

You beckon me,

I will come away

to see.

 

Fear on the inside,

muffles the scream,

What if I can’t?

Is this just a dream?

 

Then I remember,

straighten and steady myself,

It is in You alone,

my soul finds rest.

 

If I do not follow

how will I grow?

I will push in and continue,

and study to show.

 

Lord order my steps

delightful way,

I’ll let go and trust,

yes, simply believe today.

 

By faith I go,

by faith I can,

Yes I will,

follow Your plan.


Poem by Laurette Laster © 2017

Psalm 62:5 NLT
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Psalm 37:23 NLT
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette