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Welcome to Teshuvah Day 34 The Days of Awe

Welcome to Teshuvah Day 34 The Days of Awe

Acts 20:20-21 How I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:21-22 Is the law then against the promises of God?

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The Days of Awe

Be open my heart

To God’s perfect law

During this season

Ten Days of Awe

Days of Awe with scales

Written and stamped

Before my face

I’m returning to You

Back I trace

 

In meditation I consider

All You have done

From beginning to end

The rising of the sun

 

A time of dancing

And a time to shout

The Lord renown

Is calling out

 

Blow the shofar

It is My decree

And I’ll remember

You’re calling for Me

 

Come now come quickly

The way is open

Invitation spoken

Loves pure devotion

 

This time is sacred

And set is the course

Repent and return

Finish regret and remorse

 

For only pure hearts

My people do know

Is to them the climb

I can bestow

 

My face new heights

Will come into view

When onward then upward

You push on and continue

 

laurette laster © 2017

Numbers 10:9 NLT
““When you arrive in your own land and go to war against your enemies who attack you, sound the alarm with the trumpets.
Then the Lord your God will remember you and rescue you from your enemies.”

Psalms 24:4-5 NLT
“Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?”
“Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.”

Often we may see the scriptures as Old and New forgetting this is one book. We know that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. I love what the apostle Paul said in Acts 20:21 posted above. As he is nearing the end of his ministry, the apostle Paul summarizes his doctrine and his gospel as he says in one sentence, I have taught repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

As we talked about earlier this season of Teshuvah, repentance is the key to The Door, opening the way, clearing the debris, revealing The Way to a journey of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  Without repentance you can work the doctrines of a church and a religion, but with true heartfelt repentance we have access to a very real, intimate relationship with our Father in heaven. A relationship by returning to what pleases our Father and doing what His word says.

I read recently “Plowing”  is the word given to another prophet for the year 5780/2020. And those that have read my blogs this season, know The Lord began Teshuvah using poetic parables, teaching how to plow and clear our fields. To have an intimate relationship with our Lord, we need to be rid of old dead stuff and thinking, the overgrown weeds, scrub brush and unkempt fields. How can we see what is of Him if our fields are cluttered with old stalks and dead stuff? This is our season to prepare and plant for a new harvest.

A secure relationship with Jesus Christ is so comforting and freeing. Having the assurance of eternity with God, as believers there isn’t a greater joy or peace. This is the healing balm healing our heart. However being free actually is an opening to a deeper longing. Knowing others have not yet received the grace and freedom brought through salvation, causes a deep yearning. We sense the heart of our Father urging us to pray and intercede for the lost. A healed heart has a longing for other hearts to be healed, and come to the saving knowledge through faith, in our Lord Jesus Christ. Our salvation is just the first step to true freedom. As a believer in Yeshua it is impossible to know peace until our loved ones are saved. The apostle Paul said he preached repentance to God and faith in Jesus Christ.

Repentance is not groveling over past mistakes. When I talk about repentance I am not suggesting this behavior. My past sins are repented of and I am forgiven and cleansed, I am certain of this. I no longer worry I have to do something in order to pay God back. We cannot pay back if we wanted to. Forgiveness is our free gift given to us when we receive the gift of salvation through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. However fully seeing and comprehending the price Jesus paid, we are (or should be) cut to the heart, realizing we owe ALL to God, after becoming a new creation we are ministers of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20 All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.…

Are we interceding for the lost, and for our Nation? If not we do need to repent and begin to intercede. We have the gift or eternal life, we should go tell others. Some of the best messages are taught and use words only when necessary. cup with faces

Galatians 3:21-22 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the Scripture has confined all under sin that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

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

 

 

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