111:1) Praise Yahuah!
I will give thanks to Yahuah with my whole heart,
In the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
111:2) Yahuah’s works are great,
Pondered by all those who delight in them.
111:3) His work is honour and majesty.
His righteousness endures forever.
111:4) He has caused His wonderful works to be remembered.
Yahuah is gracious and merciful.
111:5) He has given food to those who fear Him.
He always remembers His covenant.
111:6) He has shown His people the power of His works,
In giving them the heritage of the nations.
111:7) The works of His hands are truth and justice.
All His precepts are sure.
111:8) They are established forever and ever.
They are done in truth and uprightness.
111:9) He has sent redemption to His people.
He has ordained His covenant forever.
His name is set apart and awesome!
111:10) The fear of Yahuah is the beginning of wisdom.
All those who do His work have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
History repeats itself endlessly for those who are unwilling to learn.
My wife has shared on several occasions, an experience that she has gone through when we were selling a house. The problem was that we were trusting that a sale was to go through with no hiccups. As the sale dragged on, the more anxious she became. That was until Yahuah gave her this word.
Yahuah showed her a small box with a lid. He told her to put the problem into the box, close the lid and lock it. She was then to give the key to Yahuah and then bury the box. The only way to get the box back was to dig it up again with your hands.
“Casting all your worries on Him, because He loves you.” (1Peter 5:7). There is a paradox in this verse; it is both the easiest thing to do and yet, the most difficult thing to do. Beloved, when we have a problem, we take it to our Father in prayer. Unfortunately, in this world of instant results, especially in light of the ‘name it and claim it’ doctrine, we expect Father to answer us immediately. We must be very careful not to fall into the sin of presumption; thinking that we know what is best for us and Father does not. This results in what I call yo-yo praying We offer up the problem to Father then take it back by worrying only to offer the problem back up to Him and so on and so forth. Do you not know that He always hears our cries (Psa. 116.1)? Do you not know that we have a Great High Priest, Messiah Yahusha, ever interceding on our behalf (Rom. 8:24)? Why then take it back? Do you think that Father is unable to answer or just does not care? Of course not!
“knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfected and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:3, 4). Just the very opposite is the case. Father sometimes does not answer us in order to build up our faith; ‘perfected and complete, lacking in nothing’ being part of the definition of shalom. Although the answer may not be manifested immediately, we must have patience for the answer is already written in Heaven (Rom. 8:25). The Messianic Assembly in Thessilonika was under severe persecution, crying out to Yahuah `Elohiym for relief. Yet, Rav Sha`ul commends their patience and faith in the face of persecution. (2 Thess. 1:4).
It is for discipline that you endure. Yahuah deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” (Heb. 12:7). The problem that has arisen may also be a direct result of our wandering away from the path Father has chosen for us and He needs to bring us back. If the same problem or trial keeps returning, it is wise to look at what we are doing. Is it knowing or learning what Father wants?
Nevertheless, for those of little faith, it is sometimes easier to visualise a solution such as my wife’s box. With the box buried, the only way to get it back is to dig the box up with your hands to ask Father for the key. Imagine the state of your hands; the ground-in dirt and your finger nails, what is left of them, full of soil. Is this the condition that you want to come before your Creator?
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). Doubting whether Father has heard us, ignored us, is unwilling or unable to answer us is a sin. Each time we dig up that box we are actually saying that we are more capable than Father to solve the crisis. That is why we get covered in grime that only He can wash away.
What about those who have not yet accepted the Salvation of Yahuah offered through His Son Messiah Yahusha?
The ‘box’ is all the more important. No matter what the problem is (alcohol, drugs, immorality, pain, family, work, finances) there is no problem to big that the ‘box’ cannot hold it. Offer it up to your heavenly Father in the name of Messiah Yahusha. In other words confess your sins and Father will gladly wash away all your iniquities with the shed blood of Messiah Yahusha. He is not only willing and able, His precious Son died in order that you sins may be forgiven, if you would only truly turn back to Him, seek His forgiveness and mercy. For His Son has taken your eternal punishment upon Himself. Believe this and confess to others that, by this and Messiah’s resurrection and ascension, He is your Master and Saviour, you will indeed be saved from eternal wrath.
Once your sins are buried, never go back to them. That is, if Father is capable of remembering your sins no more, do not keep reminding Him of them through your thoughts and actions.
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahusha so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
If you want to accept Father’s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahusha, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine as Father knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
“Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahusha. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahusha my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you, Father, for making this way back to you.”
If you have honestly said such a prayer as these, and truely renounced the sin in your life and accepted Father’s salvation through Messiah Yahusha, then please drop us an e-mail at ATC to let us know. This not only builds up our faith, it offers an opportunity to prayfully support you. Even if you have Believing friends or family, we at ATC would be privileged to pray for you. Please contact us at email@example.com.
“Trust in Yahuah with all your heart,
And do not lean on your own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5)
Our Saviour welcomes all His Family to join in this memorial. If you have accepted Messiah Yahusha as your Master and Saviour please take the next few moments to seek Father and to ensure that all is right between Him and you and between you and your Brothers and Sisters. If not, please put this right before continuing.
If you have not yet accepted Him into your life, then we encourage you to seek Him while it is still possible, as time is running out. When He returns or if you pass away then it will be too late. Please do not partake of the matzah and wine as in doing so, it gives thanks for the broken body (matzah) and shed blood (wine) for and a witness of salvation.
On the night of the Master’s betrayal, He took the matzah, blessed it and broke it saying ‘This is my Body broken for you; take and eat it as a memorial to Me.’
Bless the matzah saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who brings forth matzah from the earth.
Break and eat the matzah (sharing it if within a group setting):
After the meal He took the Cup of Blessing, blessed it saying ‘This is my Blood poured out for you for the remission of sins; take and drink it as a memorial to me.’
Bless the wine saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Drink the wine (sharing it if within a group setting):
Thanksgiving prayer: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who gives us, in Yahusha, all that we will ever need. In your lovingkindness and mercy, you rebuild broken lives. You bless us, in Yahusha, with a perfect blessing. Ameyn.
Please note the up-and-coming special days.
7th. New Moon – 10/09/2018
Yom Teruah – 10/09/2018
Yom Kippur – 20/09/2018
Sukkot – 25/09/2018
Shemeni Atzaret 02/10/2018
Father willing, we will meet again next Shabbat.
“Y’varekh’kha Yahuah v’yishmerekha, (May Yahuah bless you and keep you), Ya’er Yahuah panav eleikha vichunekka, (May Yahuah make His face to shine upon you and show you favour, Yissa Yahuah panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha (May Yahuah lift up His face toward shalom v’yasem l’kha shalom.” you and give you peace.)