I know on any given day it is next to impossible for me to stop by and visit with each of my WordPress neighbors. The confines of life and time prevent even the most willing of reader and neighbor from doing so. Then there was Jesus.
Two thousand year ago, in His first recorded miracle of changing the water to wine at the wedding in Cana, stepped into Capernaum. Jesus, our Bridegroom, steps into our lives to do the same today. Jesus path to our door. Touching our lives, health, homes, relationships with His miracles of refreshing joyous life, even when our “jars” have gone dry and all hope is lost.
Oh, the marriage supper of the Lamb and His Bride.
Jesus, drawing all people to Himself to raise the dead, heal, touch, embrace, change lives, give new direction, and touch hearts. Jesus of Capernaum. Jesus the same yesterday, today and forevermore.
God Bless and Shalom!
“Let us rejoice and exult and give Him glory,
For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and
His Bride has made herself ready…
Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
Revelation 19:6-9 (ESV)
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and
“Poems and rhyme,
Sore limbs and time.
My son and I work to
Reclaim the vine.”
After years of overgrowth, we have labored since last fall to reclaim what was once a lovely horse pasture. No horses in the future plans, but the sense of accomplishment has been price less!
“You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be.” Psalm 128:2 NLT
Scripture First Mentions – Between the words “Separate” and “Servant”
is the “serpent”.
Yep, Separate – Jesus calls – Come follow Me.
Servant – our hearts are opened to His.
but right there in the middle…is the “serpent”
“who was more subtle than any beast…” Genesis 3:1
“…who was more subtle…” comes in many forms.
Sickness, distractions, the list can go as far as that bridge pictured.
With that said, my husband is on the road to recovery from surgery. Yesterday I was very concerned because it was not going as “quickly” as I thought recovery should be heading. As for myself, I made a doctor appointment -right ear continues from sinus issues.
My heart is “separated” to desire, but the “serpent”who is more subtle…has placed many distractions before this “servant.”
(I had to cancel the house Bible study meeting this evening)
One last “word”. Jesus is SO sweet to encourage us in our daily walk.
One small word is placed before the word ‘serpent’ in the Concordance.
“Seraiah” 2 Samuel 8:17
“who was the scribe”
Definition – Jah has prevailed. The name of 9 Israelites – and was mentioned in the context of one who served in King David’s administration.
Thank You Jesus, in Your tenderness, there still room to serve in the King’s administration and court. I loved the number 9…Nine fruits of the Spirit; nine gifts of the Spirit; and oh yea, been studying on the NINE candlestick lamp the Menorah!
Light the way my King! Jesus, You are the Servant Lamp!!
Photos taken in Africa by my friend L.C. who, even in with her health issues and concerns, continues to serve in the Kingdom.
“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.” Genesis 49:14
Yesterday, I went looking for the first mention of the word “strong”.
It actually means, “skeleton of the body, and bones.”
I thought this strange.
This morning, the verse came to mind again, only the word “crouching”.
In the Hebrew the word is actually #7257 – “lying”.
Issachar was Leah’s 5th son. Five reflects – Favor and Grace!
“And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son…Issachar.” Genesis 30:17
Of the tribe of Issachar it is said they are
“Mighty men of valor” and “Ready for war”. 1 Chronicles 7:1-5
Of all the tribes, Issachar…
“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32
Back to “crouching.” The word comes from the root Hebrew word #7257 “lying”
“Rabats” or Reysh, Bet, Tsadak.
As I thought on the word picture,
Man’s (Reysh) dwelling (Bet – our heart and body) in praise and prayer (Tsadik) – between two sheepfolds. (Tsadik is one of my favorites because it looks like the one of kneeling or standing in praise)
Issachar is crouched down in a position of praise and prayer between two sheepfolds (our family and the world).
And of “strong” – Issachar knows
To his bone,
down to his core,
to the marrow of his “skeleton”
only through Praise and Prayer, through the Favor and Grace of Jesus Christ,
Protection for our family,
Discernment and understand for the times we live in.
And knowing, in this position of prayer and praise,
When troubles come upon us, we know…
What we “ought to do”!! Wisdom and Discernment
“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between two sheepfolds.”
Even when the whole world thinks we are a “donkey”; we are Mighty men of valor and ready for war in the position of praise and prayer!!
Mighty men and women of God,
Also, not at the end of a word Tsadik looks like this:
The Lord “Who makes all things new” has caused a new song of Hope to rise up in my heart!!
I was really suffering with indecision and doubt of my future plans.
During quiet time, the Holy Spirit brought a woman who within the past 24 hours and a long period of waiting and lost hope, literally had received a heart transplant.As I prayed for her wellbeing and all the complications and difficulties of a delicate surgery…
The Lord spoke to me…
Just like when I put a “new heart” in you, if your BODY rejects it – it dies!!!
I know what the Word has been speaking to my“spirit” man, but as Paul says, my “body” has been warring with my spirit!! I can either accept the Word of Life or reject it!!!
(I won’t say die, because I know Jesus will continue to walk with me even when I am not strong enough to “walk in the spirit” and let my body lead me the long way around.)
Praise Jesus for His Faithfulness – Mercy and Grace!!!
SO…After a LONG season of drought, He has opened the eyes of my heart to see the “new” in the plans and purpose He has for my life!