Thoughts for the 10 Days of Awe

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 | 0 comments

Thoughts for the 10 Days of Awe

לֹא תִשָּׂא אֶת־שֵֽׁם־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לַשָּׁוְא You will not lift up or carry the Name of YHVH in an empty, disrespectful, dishonoring way The Holy One has entrusted to us His Name. We are His Covenant people. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we are carrying His Name to the world. For better or worse, we are always engaged in this greatest of all enterprises. The question is, do our lives, our attitudes, our facial expressions, our reactions, our conversations, our priorities, and our deeds bring honor to the Name of our Creator as we go through the world bearing that Name? Are we, through...

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More on the 10 Days of Awe

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 | 0 comments

More on the 10 Days of Awe

The Days of Awe have reached their midpoint. There are only five of them left. Five evenings. Five mornings. Five days. This sixth Day of Awe is dedicated to reconnecting the Awestruck Heart with the sixth Prophetic Empowerment of our Bridegroom King. This empowerment is usually translated from the Hebrew to English as ‘You will not kill’ or ‘You will not commit murder’. But the prophetic empowerment was not given in English. It was given in Hebrew, and the Hebrew verb used by the Holy One is so much deeper than the English verbs ‘kill’ or...

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Elul Day 35

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul Day 35

THE PERSONAL HOLY OF HOLIES Before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, the pinnacle of the Yom Kippur service was the moment when the High Priest (the Kohen Gadol) would enter the Holy of Holies. This was the only time of the year that anyone could enter this holiest of inner sanctums and only the High Priest was permitted to do so and only for a short duration. It was such an intense moment that if the High Priest was not completely pure—if he had committed even one transgression for which had had not previously atoned—he would die immediately. This was because the Holy of Holies...

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10 Days of Awe

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 | 1 comment

10 Days of Awe

It has begun. The Ten Days of Awe are now upon us. So what does that mean to you and me? Well, it could mean nothing – and then again, if you allow it, it can rejuvenate and reform your life! The Great Day of JUDGMENT, also called Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is fast approaching. The books will be closed and we will be left wondering what is to come. But we can know what will be IF we focus on our transformation during these next ten days. Let’s try to reconnect with those ten prophetic empowerment given at Mt. Sinai. Let’s focus on the first day and see what Exodus 20 has...

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Elul – Day 31

Posted by on Sep 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul – Day 31

Tishrei 2, Second Day of Rosh Hashana   THE DAY OF CORONATION   The idea of Rosh Hashana as the day when we “coronate” G-d as the King of the Universe, may be one of the strangest and hardest to accept for those of us raised in modern, democratic societies. To us kings are corrupt despots at worst, and characters out of fairy tales at best. Yet this idea is essential to the observance of Rosh Hashana, because in the language of Judaism a king is a metaphor for absolute authority. On Rosh Hashana we accept upon ourselves G-d as the one and only absolute authority who rules over...

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