ISSUE: #7

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Psalms 119:97 - 104
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For His Glory!

Message

Seeking Guidance

The days are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere. Not only are the crops maturing, the peak of the summer is now waning. It is time to think about the school year. We here at the MEM are making plans to attend the fall feast of Yahweh. It is a time to spend with family, with friends, and to rejoice before our Creator.

When Yeshua becomes our life, our priorities change. We seek to please Him in every aspect. Physical or temporal things are not as important as they once were. Seeking His guidance is our first goal. Once we learn He has our best interest at heart, we can trust His Word and are encouraged to obey.

As we mature we learn to listen to His direction. We learn to recognize the pulls of our flesh as a sidetrack to divert our attention from living the righteous life before the Almighty. This requires us to search out His instructions from the written Word and then follow them to the best of our ability. The grace of God enables us to walk in His path.


Proverb

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.


Bible Quiz

1) Who said, "The woman you put here with me,- she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it"? Genesis 3:12

2) Who threw a spear at David? 1Samuel 19:10

3) What did the LORD order the Israelites to make on the corners of their garments so that they would remember His commands? Numbers 15:38-40

4) Who will judge the world? 1 Corinthians 6:2

5) What book of the Bible contains letters to seven churches?

6) In what country was Englon king? Judges 3:14

7) How will the Day of the Lord come as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:2?


Hebraic Lesson

The purpose of this section is to consider the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Many are questioning what it was like when Yeshua (Jesus) walked this earth. A study of some of the Judaic traditions and observances, both now and as recorded in history, will help us understand more about the Creator/Messiah.

There are many good resources available to help us know about the time of Messiah. One sure thing is these first century believers were Torah observant. We too must learn more about these Hebrew speaking and thinking believers in order to be obedient to scripture.

One place to start is to observe the feasts of Yahweh. You might ask why? For one thing, they are commanded in the Torah (Check out Leviticus 23). Another point would be Yeshua also kept them. They picture the plan God has for mankind. As Yeshua fulfilled the spring Holy Days through His first coming (the Passover sacrifice) and the giving of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, so the fall feast days picture the return of Messiah and His reign on earth. For a more complete explanation [click here]


Book Spotlight

In line with our subject matter of learning about the first century believers, you might want to send for a free booklet entitled "The Quiet Revival" from Hebrew Roots Press, PO Box 400 Lake wood, WI 54138.

Dean and Susan Wheelock give a detailed and insightful look into the modern day phenomena of thousands seeking the Hebrew roots of the Christian religion along with many Jews accepting Yeshua as Messiah. They go on to tell about the difference between the Greek (Western) way of thinking and the Hebrew; the mindset, the language differences, relationship verses doctrine, idioms, etc. This helps us to get a better insight into scripture and how we might better serve our Lord and Savior.

The Wheelocks do not charge for literature as they believe it is the work God has given them to do without cost. Any assistance they receive is translated into furthering their outreach to provide Hebrew Roots information to as many as possible.


Saying

In order to accomplish anything you must first begin.

The whole point about getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.


Did You Know

Ever hear about R. Buckminster Fuller? He is listed as one of Americaís Heroes. His life spanned the years from 1895 to 1983.

He was an inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, poet and cosmologist. Fullerís lifelong goal was to solve humanityís problems through technology, providing "more life support for everybody with fewer resources."

In the 1920s, Fuller, penniless and faced with many personal challenges, contemplated ending his life. In a flash he decided to commit his life to the betterment of humanity and later even astounded Albert Einstein who remarked on his genius. He was an early proponent of renewable energy, which he incorporated into his geodesic dome designs. During his remarkable career, Fuller was awarded 25 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary doctorates and circled the world 57 times, reaching millions through his public lectures and interviews.


Humor

The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

The supplies necessary for yesterdayís experiment must be ordered no later than tomorrow afternoon.

You know you are too stressed ifÖ

    You can achieve a "Runners High" by sitting up.

    The sun is too loud.

    You wonder if brewing is really a necessary step for the consumption of coffee.


Childrenís Story

Part 5

The sun was just passing mid day when the trumpets were sounding and the standard bearers of Judah, Issachar and Zebulun were going to the front of their clans (Numbers 2). Judah, on the East Side was preparing to lead out. Jeremiah could look down into the camp from his vantagepoint on the West Side of the tabernacle. He could see small dust clouds on the south side as Ruben, Simeon, and Gad were preparing to form up behind their standard bearers to follow the Levites with the tabernacle. Looking down into the Levite camp He could see the carts were already loaded with the tabernacle hardware. The furnishings of the tabernacle were covered and the carrying poles were in place. In the midst of the furnishings was a bright blue covering indicating the Ark of the Covenant, the mercy seat of YHVH.

There would be only about an hour before the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin being on the West Side of the camp would follow those carrying the holy things of the tabernacle.

By the time Jeremiah arrived at the campsite, Joseph was back and had the oxen hitched to the wagon and the donkey to the cart. The cart was piled high with most of the kitchen and household goods as well as the tent. The wagon was being loaded with the bounty of the wars Israel had gained during the past 38 years. There was room for three riders in the wagon and one on the cart. It was not unusual for most to walk when they moved about. Jeremiah helped load the larger rocks used for making the fire pit and other heavy items.

Jeremiah sent Tama to get her aging Aunt Abigail (a fatherís joy) and her crippled son Ezra (help). They could ride in the wagon along with the girls as they could take turns riding and walking. Joseph was forming the wagon and cart behind the standard of the clan of Tahan son of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35).

Looking down into the camp Judahís armies were disappearing over a rise. The Levites were mounting their carts and Rubenís armies were close behind. The Kohathites were preparing to pick up the Most Holy things to follow Rubenís armies.

The cloud had formed a long thin line to shelter the columns of Israelites as they followed Itís leading.


Quiz Answers

  1. Adam
  2. Saul
  3. Tassels
  4. The saints
  5. Revelation
  6. Moab
  7. Like a thief in the night.

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