Counting the Omer
“You are not forgotten, for you have been chosen and destined by Father God. The Holy Spirit has set you apart to be God’s holy ones, obedient followers of Jesus Christ who have been gloriously sprinkled with his blood. May God’s delightful grace and peace cascade over you many times over!”
1 Peter 1:2 TPT
God’s people pushed out, expelled, liberated; wait! They are free but dependant. Like newborns babes.. (1 Peter 2:2), helpless, in constant need. The need for food, water, comfort and provision is beyond their grasp. Obedience is crucial. Their destination is marked. Now completely at the mercy of the God of their fathers. The I Am.
God’s people, His children, called to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests a holy priesthood, according to His foreknowledge (Genesis 15). The groaning, the travailing, God heard their groanings, like a woman in the throngs of labor, He came down to rescue and deliver them, (Exodus 3:8).
Concerned for them, the time had come, the hard labor, unbearable. The tight place, The Hebrew word for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which translates as “tight place, narrow, straights, blockages. This place has caused them grow, to increase in number, but the time of slavery must end.
The newly born Nation of Israel, the children of Israel are in more danger, vulnerable, at God’s sovereign mercy, fragile covered in blood, by the blood, protected and extremely loved; more than they could think or imagine.
On their way to Mount Sinai. The Law of God awaits. The meeting place. This great deliverance still talked about today. The Exodus, the judgement against Pharoah, pushed out with mighty signs and wonders, the Greatest power shown…
That Is Until…
Until the resurrection of Christ. From a borrowed tomb Christ lifeless body is raised to life, raised to immortality by the Power of God!
Hope! Expectancy! New Life! The Resurrection Power of our God is here! But there is more. Wait for it.
Tarry here in Jerusalem. Do not leave Jesus said, until you be endued with power from upon high. Would Yahweh share His great power, His resurrection power…
Fifty Days. Feast Of Weeks! Counting the Omer! Pentecoste!
The Firstborn! The First fruits!
Oh the excitement is brewing but the journey had struggles, trials, temptations; oh but the hope!
He Made a Way
In brokenness and despair,
I fell to my knees,
I cried out to My Savior,
“Oh Jesus save me!”
Do not become hopeless
If you are broken or sad
He is in the waiting
Not angry, nor mad
He made a way
Though not easy or trite
He knows your victory
Is seized by the fight
I’ve come to tell you
To pick up that bible
Read it for yourself
It is totally reliable
Ready to take root
His word is alive and powerful
Planted securely in your heart
Growing where allowable
Our Lord willingly gave His life,
The shame and pain
The Cross He endured,
His blood for our gain.
So I say to you
Carpe Diem-and get ready
Because God has a plan….
The victory is won already!
© laurette laster May 2018
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
(Pluck the day [for it is ripe], trusting as little as possible in tomorrow.)
Horace, The Odes of Horace
“But the truth is, Christ is risen from the dead, as the firstfruit of a great resurrection harvest of those who have died. Even as all who are in Adam die, so also all who are in Christ will be made alive. But each one in his proper order: Christ, the firstfruits, then those who belong to Christ in his presence.”
1 Corinthians 15:20, 22-23 TPT
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