I was filled with images of the Lord’s return to earth in holy splendor while contemplating the contents of this article with the Lord, when a friend called. We had a discussion about my previous article related to the soon anticipated rapture.
Israel is always God’s indication of where we are in prophetic history. Consider this verse: “Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days” (Hosea 3:5). King David, of course, was a pre-cursor to Messiah Yeshua, the One who is forever King of the Jews.
I’ve been having a somewhat on-going conversation with someone who has been struggling with her flesh just refusing to die. She never seems to be able to be dead enough despite her trying to “die daily” as per Paul’s words in his letter to the Corinthians. I remember being there myself.
God sent me an angel this week. He came in the form of a furniture delivery man. OK, maybe not a real angel but certainly a messenger of comfort. I was feeling saddened by the incident of a man opening fire with a rifle in the Holocaust Museum this past week.
I regularly meet folks (a number through email) who are delighted to learn more of the Jewish roots of their faith, saying that it brings them closer to the Lord through a greater understanding of what Yeshua said or did. But some, I fear, sound like they are drifting into more of a focus on Torah than on Yeshua.
We had an interesting discussion in my Kosher Bible Study group this week which led to prayer for some healing of emotions with regard to our attitudes toward what we allow ourselves to enjoy and love.