92:1) A Psalm. A song for the day of Shabbat.
92:2) It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahuah,
To sing praises to your name, Elyon;
92:3) To proclaim your lovingkindness in the morning,
And your faithfulness every night,
92:4) With the ten-stringed lute, with the harp,
And with the melody of the lyre.
92:5) For you, Yahuah, have made me glad through your work.
I will triumph in the works of your hands.
92:6) How great are your works, Yahuah!
Your thoughts are very deep.
92:7) A senseless man does not know,
Neither does a fool understand this:
92:8) Though the wicked spring up as the grass,
And all the evil-doers flourish,
They will be destroyed forever.
92:9) But you, Yahuah, are on high forevermore.
92:10) For, behold, your enemies, Yahuah,
For, behold, your enemies shall perish.
All the evil-doers will be scattered.
92:11) But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox.
I am anointed with fresh oil.
92:12) My eye has also seen my enemies.
My ears have heard of the wicked enemies who rise up against me.
92:13) The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He will grow like a cedar in Levanon.
92:14) They are planted in the Yahuah’s house.
They will flourish in our `Elohiym’s courts.
92:15) They will still bring forth fruit in old age.
They will be full of sap and green,
92:16) To show that the Yahuah is upright. He is my rock,
And there is no unrighteousness in Him.
When Elephants Fight It Is The Grass That Gets Trampled Upon
The last English king to die in leading his army was King Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
King James IV of Scotland was the last monarch to die on British soil leading his army when he was killed in September 1513 at the Battle of Flodden.
King George II was the last English king to even lead his army into battle in June 1743 at the Battle of Dettingen.
In World War I the number of casualties in this one conflict alone is estimated at nearly 60 million. These numbers are only approximate due to the differing means of recording the statistics. It does not identify how many generals were killed or injured, but I can be sure that, if any, the number is very, very few. I can, however, guarantee that no monarchs, princes, presidents, prime ministers or chancellors were killed. What a stark contrast between the numbers of rulers and those ruled over who suffered.
These outline details seems to prove the African proverb regarding elephants and grass!
Imagine the scene of two old bull elephants battling it out on the African savannah. There is a baby playing in the soil while its parents pick fruit from a nearby bush. The elephants are charging at one another and the baby is in their way. What loving parent would not risk life and limb in order to snatch away the child out from the danger of the approaching struggle.
How much more so would our loving Heavenly Father risk all in order to snatch away His children from an on-coming struggle.
ai???For the Yahuah himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the chief angel, and with `Elohiym’s shofar. The dead in Messiah will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the air. So we will be with the Master forever.ai??? (1 Thess. 4:16,17). In his letter to the Assembly at Thessilonka, Rav Shaai??i??ul (Paul) informs the congregation of an event that is to take place at the End of Time. This is commonly known as The Rapture. When Shaai??i??ul writes ai???we…will be caught up…ai??i?? this phrase means that all Believers will be snatched away by force. Our Heavenly Father takes away His people (children) from the coming struggle.
This struggle is known as Yaai??i??akovai??i??s Troubles or The Great Tribulation will be a seven year period between the ai???Snatching Awayai??i?? (Rapture) and the Second Coming of Messiah. During the latter half of this period will be one of catastrophe after catastrophe; disaster after disaster; plague after plague where a large proportion of the worldai??i??s population will perish. It is no small wonder that Father wants none of His children to go through such horrendous times.
However, there will be a great return to the Father as a direct result of Believers being snatched away in full view of the world. These new Believers will have to endure the horrors of the Great Tribulation.
At the end of this period, there will be a battle between the ruler of this world, haSatan, and the Returning King, Messiah Yahshua. This battle is known throughout the world as the Battle of Armaggedon. (In fact, this is Scripturally incorrect. Armaggedon is the anglicised form of Har Meggido meaning Meggido Hill. The battle will take place in a valley overlooked by Har Meggido.) It is called at battle but in fact it will be a one-sided massacre. HaSatan will be imprisoned but all its followers will be killed.
How then does Father determine which people He calls His children?
ai???They said therefore to him, ai???Where is your Father?ai??i?? Yahshua answered, ai???You know neither me, nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.ai??i??ai??? (John 8:19).
ai???Yahshua said to him, ai???I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.ai??i??ai??? (John 14:6).
ai???for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from `Elohiym.ai??? (John 16:27). The Apostle Yochanan (John) wrote extensively about Father. These three sample verses show that in order to know Father as Father, it is determined by oneai??i??s attitude to His Son, Yahshua.
What then is the right attitude to the Son? Yochanan sums it up in the one verse: ai???For Yahuah so loved the world, that Hgave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.ai??? (John 3:16). This belief, faith or trust in the Son is to acknowledge and accept Messiah Yahshua as Saviour. That is He and He alone has taken upon Himself the punishment due to all sinners (those who have disobeyed Father and turned away from Him).
At the top of this Word, I said that ai???What loving parent would not risk life and limb in order to snatch away the child out from the danger of the approaching struggle.ai??i?? Father gave up what is most precious to Him in that He sent His Son to take our deserved punishment upon Himself. There is nothing else in all of Creation that Father could do to ensure our safety.
If one accepts Messiah Yahshua as Saviour right up until the moment of the Snatching Away, they will be taken away from all danger. Some mockers call this escapism. They are right! Who in their right mind would want to risk being trampled upon; who would not want to escape catastrophe, disaster and plague?
Sadly, all who do not put their trusting faith in Messiah Yahshua.
If the Snatching Away was to happen tomorrow, where will you end up?
Those who die (and that can happen at any moment to any person) before the Snatching Away, will still be accounted as if they were still alive. In the above verse, John 3:16, this trusting faith has eternal consequences.
Will you want to be whisked away to safety or take your chances?
I, for one, am eternally grateful to be able to call Father, Father.
Will you be?
If you want to accept Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, 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.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua 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.ai???
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
If you have honestly said such a prayer as these, and truely renounced the sin in your life and accepted Fatherai??i??s salvation through Messiah Yahshua, 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.
ai???A righteous person is delivered out of trouble,
And the wicked takes his place.ai??? (Prov. 11:8).
Our Saviour welcomes all His Family to join in this memorial. If you have accepted Messiah Yahshua 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 bread and wine as in doing so, it gives thanks for the broken body (bread) and shed blood (wine) for and a witness of salvation.
On the night of the Masterai??i??s betrayal, He took the bread, blessed it and broke it saying ai???This is my Body broken for you; take and eat it as a memorial to Me.ai??i??
Bless the bread saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.
Break and eat the bread (sharing it if within a group setting):
After the meal He took the Cup of Blessing, blessed it saying ai???This is my Blood poured out for you for the remission of sins; take and drink it as a memorial to me.ai??i??
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 Yahshua, all that we will ever need. In your lovingkindness and mercy, you rebuild broken lives. You bless us, in Yahshua, with a perfect blessing. Ameyn.
Rosh Chodesh 1st. moon 18/03/2018.
Please note that this is the first New Moon and is the New Year. This is a memorial for the protection of the Jewish people in exile.
Pesach ai??i?? 01/04/2018
Chag Matzah ai??i?? 02/04/2018 to 08/04/2018
Counting of the Omer ai??i?? 08/04/2018 to 27/05/2018
Shavuot ai??i?? 27/05/2018
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.