Omer Count for Shabbat Night March 31, 2018, 16th of the Hebrew Month Nissan
DAILY PRAYER FOR THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:
Each day, one says the blessing:
Blessed are You, YAHUVEH our ELOHIM, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is first day of the Omer.
The Merciful One, may He return to us the service of the Temple to its place, speedily in our days, IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME AMEN!
Day 1 Omer Reading:
YAHUVEH/GOD is looking for FRUIT to abound in our lives.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 humility, self control. Nothing in the Torah stands against such things.
9 For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life.
12 The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Planted in the house of YAH, They will flourish in the courts of our ELOHIM. 14 They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green.
23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the Word and grasps and comprehends it; he indeed bears fruit and yields in one case a hundred times as much as was sown, in another sixty times as much, and in another thirty.
I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. 2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. 3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.
We are to produce fruit in our lives for the glory of YAHUVEH . So.....How's Your Fruit Growing? An unhealthy, under-nourished tree produces bad fruit, rotten fruit. A tree that is healthy and full of life produces beautiful, sweet, luscious fruit that brings nourishment and joy to others.
Have you ever had a bad piece of fruit? You bit into it and it is sour, or bland or even worse a worm or bugs are in it? ICK!!! But what a difference when you eat fruit that is not only beautiful on the outside, but sweet and juicy on the inside!
What kind of fruit are others seeing in our lives. What kind of fruit do you want others to see? The fruit of the RUACH HA KODESH is the manifestation of the life of Messiah working in our lives. It is the nature of GOD Himself, for the RUACH HA KODESH is GOD, it is His RUACH HA KODESH living within the believer wanting to manifest HERSELF in our lives for others to see.
YAHUVEH wants fruit to abound in our lives. He wants love to abound. He wants joy to abound. He wants peace to abound. He wants patience to abound.
He wants kindness to abound He wants goodness to abound He wants faithfulness to abound He wants humility to abound He wants self control to abound He wants FRUIT to abound for His Glory.
This takes work, it takes study, it takes putting into practice the Torah/Word in our lives, it takes daily prayer and communion with the Father, it takes sitting at the feet of YAHUSHUA daily for fruit to grow in our lives and it doesn't happen over night.
Vines Expository of New Testament Words gives these definitions of fruit: Fruit in the Greek is KARPOS - Fruit is used
#1. of the fruit of trees, fields, the earth, that which is produced by the inherent energy of a living organism.
#2. of works or deeds, fruit being the visible expression of power working inwardly and invisibly. The character of the fruit being evidence of the character of the power producing it. It is the invisible power of the Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha Kodesh in those who are brought into living union with YAHUSHUA the Messiah, produces the fruit of the Spirit.
John 15:5 says "Abide in me and I in you so shall ye bring forth much fruit” “ YAHUSHUA the Messiah within us can accomplish what we can never hope to do in our own strength and that continuous walking with Him will change the weakest of us into His image"
Fruitfulness- bearing much fruit-producing much, productive, prolific, producing results or profitable.
"The fruits are our supernatural disposition that abides within us after we are saved and are not hindered by selfishness. The fruits are totally unselfish and all are attributes of ELOHIM."
There are three major groups of fruit:
#1.-LOVE, JOY, PEACE - These come from our relationship with ELOHIM.
#2. PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS - They bring about good fellowship and relationships with people
#3. FAITHFULLNESS, MEEKNESS, SELF-CONTROL - Are the overcoming fruits - Keep us in the right place.
The fruit of the SPIRIT/RUACH is the Life of YAHUVEH flowing out of you.
The man who walks in the fruits of the RUACH HA KODESH
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the torah of YAH, And in His torah he meditates day and night. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
FATHER In The Name of YAHUSHUA, help me to produce the kind of fruit in my life that will make people hungry for Your Ways and Your Truth and Messiah YAHUSHUA!
As we continue to count the Omer we will focus on the fruit and character traits YAHUVEH wants to see in our lives.....Our example is YAHUSHUA !