April 19th, Day 20 of the Omer, 5th of the Hebrew Month Iyar
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 twenty days, which is two weeks and six days of the Omer.
YAH 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 20 Omer Reading:
Week 3 /Attribute 3 - Beauty/Harmony/Compassion (Tiferet)
We have completed 3 weeks counting to Shavuot
Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
Abba YAHUVEH...Put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
Don't Open Your Mouth. If you words will be a poor reflection of the Master YAHUSHUA to your friends and family.
1Peter 2:22 "He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found on his lips."
1Pe 2:23 When he was insulted, he didn't retaliate with insults; when he suffered, he didn't threaten, but handed them over to him who judges justly.
1Pe 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the stake, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness - by his wounds you were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For you used to be like sheep gone astray, but now you have turned to the Shepherd, who watches over you.
Messiah YAHUSHUA, is our example of how we are to act in the face of persecution.
When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return.
When He was abused and suffered, He made no threats of vengeance. The carnal Believer that walks after the flesh will always react with wrong words when he is reviled or insulted. Everything we say and do is a reflection of the Master we serve, are our lives and words showing that we serve Messiah YAHUSHUA? Or are our words showing the world that Ha satan is the master of our lives.
We are to be RUACH ha KODESH controlled at ALL times and this take discipline, but when we do the fruit of the RUACH ha KODESH will become more evident in our lives and to those around us and bring glory to YAH.
As Believers who walk according to Torah and we proclaim Messiah YAHUSHUA as our Master, we need to be accountable to one another for our actions and words and be quick to repent to one another.
We need to return to the practice in the Brit HaDasha that tells us to confess our faults and sins to one another so we will be healed. We are so full of pride and fear of rejection that we do not want to do this, however if we do, healing will come. That is what being a Messianic Community is about and it is what knits us together; when we learn to love, forgive and pray for one another.
James 5:16 Therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Today, make the decision to follow after Messiah and His example and let Him be the Master of your life in every area, especially your words. May our lips speak forth words filled with Beauty, Harmony and Compassion as we await His return.
"The first step in avoiding Lashon hara is to recognize our own faults and commit to improving on them. When I accept that I alone am responsible for my inadequacies, then I will similarly be less critical and more tolerant of others. If you find yourself getting "Down" about yourself or others, try focusing away from the faults and instead on the virtues. It will lift you out of negativity. The Torah says: Don't take the easy way out.; Feeling down? Work hard to improve yourself"