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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Teacher is Calling...



"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"  John 11:25-26

Many Christians want to meet Jesus on the cross, but in my Scripture studies I found He is not there! 

He is Risen!

Fifty days after He arose in resurrection glory on the First Fruits of Passover some 2,000 years ago, the Lord's appointed Omer Count concluded at Shavuot (Pentecost) the day after the 7th Sabbath of counting. 

The same Kadosh Holy Spirit of God that gave life restored the confusion that began at the Tower of Babel. That day in Jerusalem the gift of speech in many languages (tongues) was granted to the disciples of Yeshua so that the good news of Messiah's coming could spread the the repentant gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations that would receive it.

In the beginning, in Genesis 2:7 we are shown how the Spirit, the 'Ruach' of Almighty God gave life to Adam as he arose from the dust. Matthew 28:1-10 shows us how the same Ruach Spirit quickened life in Yeshua as He lay in the dusty tomb. Both times we see God's life giving miracle that only He can give.

Messiah Yeshua's resurrection occurred during the Passover week on the appointed day. It was the Day of First Fruits fulfilling the sign of Jonah because that special day was the 3rd day that followed the crucifixion on Passover and the three days of Unleavened Bread in the grave.

In the end, that same Spirit of Almighty God of Hosts will restore life as it was in Eden with the gift of resurrection life from the dust. On that day rebirth to transformed life will be granted so that mankind man once again know The LORD and walk with our Creator and Savior God. 

When The Father promised Abraham that his seed would be a blessing to all the world, He meant it. In the end, the Kingdom of God will be made up of “all nations, and kindreds, and peoples, and tongues” (Revelation 7:9).


He is the "One" calling for you now, listen... He is risen!


But don't just listen or believe, do something. God tells what to do through the prophet Zechariah.
Therefore say to them, Thus declares the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 1:3
This message is why Jesus (Yeshua) preached: "Repent for the Kingdom is near."

We return to God in repentance, (Hebrew teshuva) it means we do something in faith, we and stop turn back to God. His promise is if we do that He will return. Without repentance, He's not coming and the Kingdom of God is far from us. That was the message in Yeshua's preaching in the Galilee. The sermons were not about a beating, a Roman crucifixion cross or an empty tomb!
 
By our repentance, another miracle of God's power will pour out over the earth again one day. Repentance children of God will be blessed in grace to receive the gift of salvation and life by God's Spirit, the Ruach, the wind and breath of God to be saved in resurrection life under King Messiah!

The glory road starts in Jerusalem with Passover, not Easter. 

Luke's Passover account of Yeshua of Natzeret:
"Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

And he said unto them, Behold, when you enter into the city, there a man shall meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in. And you shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.  And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover;

And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide [it] among yourselves:  For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you."  Luke 22:7-20
Passover is the first appointed Feast of The Lord on God's calendar. 

It represents the promise of a resurrection life of redemption in the Kingdom of God, whether for ancient Israel enslaved by Pharaoh, or for Jew or non-Jew today that have been enslaved to sin. Salvation into new life's the incredible gift in the Kingdom that God promises and it all begins with the Passover. 

Yeshua is the Passover Lamb of God promised to Abraham (see Genesis 22:13-14). 

Though the binding of Isaac known in Hebrew as the Akedah, is one of the most misunderstood prophetic mysteries of the in the Bible. The test given to Abraham had a big purpose, God showed Abraham a prophetic shadow picture of Messiah. 

Abraham was ecstatic. He had bound up Isaac for death, yet lived after laying on that wood. That's why Yeshua said:
"Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see My day. He saw it and was glad.”  John 8:56 
Yeshua lives and is our High Priest Messiah King to come.

If you'd like to learn more about God's restoration plan, both fulfilled and to come though God ordained appointments with Messiah, you need to know The Father's seven appointed and Holy Feast Day's and take part in them. Each is a repentant turn in a great rehearsal for the Kingdom of God to come.

Believe me, you do not want to might miss your appointment on God's calendar! Thank God they are not old and done away with. If they were, we could not count on Messiah to share again in the Passover to come that He promised His disciples.

If you are drawn to learn more, I have an in-depth Scripture study about what I have leathered so far about God's appointments with mankind titled The Feasts of The Lord. 

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Matthew gives us a second witness to the Day of First Fruits:
"In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead [men]. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not: for I know that you seek Yeshua, which was crucified. 
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Yeshua met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. 
Then said Yeshua unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him [away] while we slept.

And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Yeshua had appointed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted.

And Yeshua came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world." Amen. Matthew 28:1-20
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What does this all mean?

The Teacher is Calling for You! It means that it is now time for all of us to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God, a Holy God and He has provided a way to offer you salvation. God's lovingkindness and grace extends from one end of the Bible to the other. There is a name by which you can be saved. It is Yeshua, the name that means salvation. He is the lamb who bore your sins, so you could live, so bow your knee before Him.


You can accept His gift of life. Believe on Yeshua, believe on His name, it is your salvation.

Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua - Jesus Christ. Do it now!

"The Teacher is here and is calling for you." John 11:28

To learn more about "The Teacher" that is calling for you consider this study: Who is the One Called Jesus?

And to learn more about the season of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits watch the awesome video below and consider reading these studies: The Feasts of The Lord and Do As The Disciples Did - Count the Omer.

These days are the Feasts of The Lord, so we should not let the Feast Days of YHVH suffer from neglect, let's celebrate them!

With God there is always a second chance. To prove it God even commanded a second Passover.

Yeshua is "The One" that is risen!
"In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead [men].

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me." Matthew 28:1-10
What does this all mean? 

Consider a prayer: Please, God, guide me as to what I should do.

It's time for you to repent and return to God's voice, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. 

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua.

Today is the time. If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him now!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-1
This post was originally made on Tuesday March 26, 2013 but I am putting it back front and center as the seven days of unleavened bread of Passover are just ahead on God's calendar.

Shalom ya'll.