105:31) He spoke, and swarms of flies came,
And lice in all their borders.
105:32) He gave them hail for rain,
With lightning in their land.
105:33) He struck their vines and also their fig trees,
And shattered the trees of their country.
105:34) He spoke, and the locusts came,
And the grasshoppers, without number,
105:35) Ate up every plant in their land;
And ate up the fruit of their ground.
105:36) He struck also all the firstborn in their land,
The first fruits of all their manhood.
105:37) He brought them forth with silver and gold.
There was not one feeble person among His tribes.
105:38) Mitzrayim was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen on them.
105:39) He spread a cloud for a covering,
Fire to give light in the night.
105:40) They asked, and he brought quails,
And satisfied them with the bread of the sky.
105:41) He opened the rock, and waters gushed out.
They ran as a river in the dry places.
105:42) For He remembered His set apart word,
And Avraham, His servant.
105:43) He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen with singing.
105:44) He gave them the lands of the nations.
They took the labour of the peoples in possession,
105:45) That they might keep His statutes,
And observe His laws. Praise Yehovah!
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
When I was at sea as an Engineer, it was a regular occurrence that we had to anchor, waiting to enter port, await orders or anchor in the lee of land pending a storm. The anchoring system consisted of a large, heavy anchor attached to a substantial chain that was, in turn, attached to the ship’s hull at the point known as the ‘bitter end’. Although a small boat relied upon its anchor to bite into a soft sea bed to be effective, a large ship relied upon the weight of chain (or cable) on the sea bed.
It was shortly after I became a Believer, that Father, through His Spirit, gave me a vision and prophetic word using a ship’s anchor.
In the first part, He told me that every person was like a chain. Each aspect of our character could be likened to a link in a chain. Giving each link a strength rating of 0-10, I had, say, a Bible reading strength of 6, a sharing strength of 6, a witnessing strength of 6, a prayer life of 4 but a humility of 3. As the chain was only as strong its weakest link, my spiritual strength was 3, despite all my other strengths. My strengths could not bring up my weakest link, to average them out. Therefore, to improve my spiritual strength, Father had to teach me, through trials and experiences and other people, how to be more humble.
“According as each has received a gift, be ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the grace of Yehovah in its various forms. If any man speaks, let it be as it were the oracles of Yahua. If any man serves, let it be as the strength which Yahua supplies, that in all things Yahua may be glorified through Yehshuah the Messiah, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Ameyn. Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you. Nevertheless, because you are partakers of Messiah’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of His glory also you may rejoice with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:10-13).
Father wants all His children to be made perfect, as His Son Yehshuah, was perfect. In all areas, the Master scored a 10. “but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.” (Phil. 2:7). When the Master was born, He laid aside all prerogatives of divinity, in order to be like us in every aspect. This included all the inherent weaknesses of Man. Beloved, as you search through Scripture, see how He turned those weaknesses into strengths. It did not come easy and He endured many trials, long periods being on the road, endless hours in prayer to Father. The Master knew that in His human form, He was weak but He also knew from where to draw strength. Hence the many times in Scripture that we learn He took Himself off to be alone with Father.
In the second part of the vision, Father showed me that every assembly and the Church Universal was also a chain made up of many links. Each link represented a person, and so, this chain was only as strong as the weakest member of the assembly. If in all areas I was a 6 but had a prayer life of 4, the brother or sister next to me may have been all 5’s, I was the weakest link in the assembly. However, through reading Scripture, listening to teachers and preachers speak and seeking Father’s strength, my prayer life went up to 6, I was no longer the weakest link, my brother or sister next to me was. That is why we must all seek to build one another up so that our weaknesses may be rectified.
In serving Father with every part of His being, Father gave Him everything that was needed to carry out His ministry. This is why Father has made Him the Anchor of the Church Universal. He is looking for people to form His chain so that the Church Universal will not founder.
Beloved, we must search our souls diligently and seek Father’s guidance to those areas of weakness. Look to that perfect example of the Master and draw upon Father’s strength. What are our weaknesses? What about our brothers and sisters in Yahua? How can we build them up or let them help build us up?
For all who have not yet accepted the salvation offered by Father Yahua, why not?
There is a storm coming soon. Whether it is the end of your life or Messiah’s return, a storm is about to break out.
Are you ready? How will you cope when the tempest strikes?
Only by true repentance and accepting His salvation through Messiah Yehshuah, will you survive. There is no safe haven to run to; no other anchor strong enough. By accepting His salvation, it will not cause the storm to abate or fall away. On the contrary, the storm will hit all the harder. However, by being securely attached to the Anchor of life, drawing strength from Father, eternal survival is assured.
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yehshuah so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.
If you want to accept Father’s offer of salvation through Messiah Yehshuah, 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 Yehshuah. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yehshuah 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 Yehshuah, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“If you falter in the time of trouble,
Your strength is small.” (Prov. 20:10).
Our Saviour welcomes all His Family to join in this memorial. If you have accepted Messiah Yehshuah 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 Master’s betrayal, He took the bread, blessed it and broke it saying ‘This is my Body broken for you; take and eat it as a memorial to Me.’
Bless the bread saying: Blessed are you, O Yehovah 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 ‘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 Yehovah 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 Yehovah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who gives us, in Yehshuah, all that we will ever need. In your lovingkindness and mercy, you rebuild broken lives. You bless us, in Yehshuah, with a perfect blessing. Ameyn.
5th. New Moon – 14/07/2018
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.