Torah Portion SHOFTIM – Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:18-21:9
Special month of Elul Edition
Blow your Shofars daily
for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His offspring.’ Acts 17:28 TLV
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!
As I write these words, Rabbi and I are at the United Nations for Israel Embassy on the Mountains of Jerusalem, riding a personal family hurricane – as well as preparing for the coming national hurricane of elections in Israel.
At the same time, in St Augustine, Florida (where our home, the Lion of Judah Bible Center and our immediate Team resides) they are preparing for Hurricane Dorian to possibly make landfall in Florida within the next two days. It is already a Category 4 hurricane, which has the potential to leave behind a terrible devastation of destroyed houses, trees, roads and lives.
How can we live, thrive, bloom and succeed when the threats of both personal, national and natural hurricanes are a constant and recurring event?
The answer is simple,
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28
With Him we can soar like eagles above all hurricanes and we can plunge like whales under the flooding waves of adversity.
Through Yeshua we are seated in Heavenly Places far above all circumstances, hurricanes, powers and principalities. (Ephesians 2:6)
Even though we have human emotions and thoughts, we can choose to trust Him and bind our thoughts to His thoughts.
For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly but powerful through God for the tearing down of strongholds. We are tearing down false arguments and every high-minded thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Messiah— 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 TLV
Yah (God) is not afraid of the hurricanes, as He is the Creator of all things. He even created the evil for the day of adversity.
Adonai works everything out for his own purpose— even the wicked for a day of disaster. Proverbs 16:4 TLV
So when Hurricanes pass your way, take all the practical precautions necessary – but know that He and only He is your hiding place, the only stability of your times. Everything else can shift and change, but He never does and He never lies.
He has given us authority through Yeshua to command all the storms of our life to be still. You see some storms have “voices” that try to bring fear, discouragement and hopelessness. They often say to us “my damage is irreversible”. But I know the One who stills the storms and with Him and in Him I say to every storm:
“Shut up! Peace, be still!”
So He woke up and rebuked the wind. And He said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind stopped, and it became totally calm. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Even now you have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40 TLV
When we live in Him, though it may be stormy all around, inside of us there is only the Voice of the Shepherd who gives us Shalom – peace and wellbeing, stability that passes all understanding. Command the Hurricanes of your soul and tell them to be still in the name of Yeshua. Have faith in Yah! Unbelief will lead you nowhere.
Now without faith it is impossible to please God. For the one who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. By faith Noah, when warned about events not yet seen, in holy fear prepared an ark for the safety of his household. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:6-7 TLV
He always takes care of His Covenant People and He is our very present help in trouble.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change, though the mountains topple into the heart of the seas, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at their swelling. Selah. Psalms 46:2-4 TLV
Lean on Him, trust in Him and ride over all hurricanes, hidden under the Shadow of His Wings. With Him you can rule over your circumstances again and again.
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28
As I celebrate this week my 60th birthday, and also 32 years of serving the Messiah of Israel in the midst of Hurricanes, I declare,
NETSACH YISRAEL LO YESHAKER
(1 Samuel 15:29, Numbers 23:19)
The Victorious, Eternal One of Israel never lies. He can be trusted to help us ride all hurricanes with flying colors.
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Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman
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