24 April 2008
Shalom Kol Yisrael,
On my computer I have both a verse from the Tenach and a verse from the Brit Chadasha set up as a devotional meditation each day.
Here were this mornings 2 passages:
Zechariah 13:9 :
I will say, They are my people; and they will say, YHWH is my Elohim.
1 Kefa (Peter) 2:10:
Once you were not a people, but now you are Elohim’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
I am hearing reports of major food shortages all over the world. Yet, Abba continues to encourage and exhort, “I am your all in all; Yisrael is being made a people and I am showing forth My mercy to them.”
Y’shua even reinforces this in Matthew 6:26-34:
“Because of this I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you shall eat or drink, or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than the food and the body more than the clothing? 26 “Look at the birds of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them. Are you not worth more than they? 27 “And which of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life’s span? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Note well the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, 29 and I say to you that even Shelomoh in all his esteem was not dressed like one of these. 30 “But if Elohim so clothes the grass of the field, which exists today, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more you, O you of little belief? 31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 “For all these the gentiles seek for. And your heavenly Father knows that you need all these. 33 “But seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you. 34 “Do not, then, worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow shall have its own worries. Each day has enough evil of itself.”
We are His people and we are receivers of His mercy. The old me would really be worrying now. Praise Yah that He is building in each of us a faith that trusts in Him despite a deepening crisis. Oh Yisrael call to me I will show great and mighty things which you do not yet know (Yirmeyahu 33:3).
Tzefanyah ben Yochanon
Chazak Chazak v’nitchazek
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us
strengthen (encourage) one another!