The Potter and the clay
Every day we get up and face life with all its challenges. Life can be difficult and often is. We all suffer in some way and some, like Job, suffer in many ways at the same time. It seems to me, from personal experience, but also from speaking to other people, that life’s challenges have increased. Have you noticed it too? Not only are we facing increasing natural disasters, threats to our freedom, personal issues, but spiritually things have heated up as well. We live under immense pressure and it is increasing. Why is this? Could it be that YHVH is trying to show us or teach us something?
Strength to go on
We need strength to get through every day, some days more than others. Sometimes life is hard. During these downs we often find it difficult to drag ourselves through yet another day. It seems that there is no light at the end of the long, dark tunnel. This may cause us to be depressed and despondent not wanting to go on. These are the times we need extra strength. Where do we go to for this? YHVH teaches us through His Word, that there are a number of ways in which we can be strengthened.
While doing Bible study this morning, Psalm 96 popped into my mind, and I took my Bible to read it. After having read it a few times a realized just how very profound it was. Here, in this Psalm, we are given instructions on what our focus in life should be, YHVH. YHVH also gave us a commission through King David. What is even more profound is that this commission is in line with the commission given by Y’shua in the Apostolic Writings.
When is First Fruits and how to count the Omer
This day also marks the beginning of the counting of the Omer which leads to the next feast, the feast of weeks, 50 days later. The purpose of this article is to go into some more detail regarding this day, especially when it is to take place. There is some disagreement on this among believers. Some say that we are to celebrate the feast of First fruits on the day after the first day of unleavened bread, like Judah does. Others, like ourselves interpret the instructions to celebrate this day on the day after the weekly Sabbath. So, what are we to do? Which interpretation is correct?
Lack of trust will lead to apostasy
Many people don’t realize how important it is to trust YHVH. Did you know that not trusting YHVH will lead you to apostasy? However, so many people choose to put their trust in people; people, mere creations, blessed with half-truths. They will follow them to the ends of the earth, just because they think these people have all truth revealed to them. We shall look deeper into the consequences of putting our trust in man instead of in YHVH. We shall also search the Scripture to understand when we err in this