DECEMBER 2022 LCM NEWSLETTER NO. 4
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and POWER
For You created all things,
And by Your Will they EXIST and were created.”
Revelation 4:11 NKJV
Hebrew Word of the Month
3581. koach (Koakh)
koach: strength, power
Sounds like: koe’akh
Word Origin: from an unused word
Part of Speech: Adjective
(Excerpt from Link: https://hebrewwordlessons.com/2019/06/23/koakh-what-is-your-super-power/)
Creation made with YHVH’s POWER
The power of creation is quite an amazing thing, but it was through the power of YHVH that creation came into being. The word koakh (power) appeared five times in the book of Jeremiah (Jer.10:12, 27:5, 32:17, 48:45, 51:15). Four of those times it was associated with the power of creation:
YHVH: “I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power [b’kokhi ha-gadol] and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.”
Submission. Obedience. Worship.
In order to worship our God and King of Israel we must be obedient. In order to be obedient we must first be willing to fully submit ourselves unto The Most High Almighty. Yeshua taught us the wholeness of worship through His Ultimate Sacrifice which is the action of the fullness of submission through obedience unto His Father, The Creator of all. The one-of-a-kind act of love can be seen in us as we are the evidence of His Saving Grace and Tender Mercies. Now in this newfound freedom of Yeshua laying down His Life, we can now offer our lives as living sacrifices and in Life, we live to tell the testimony as witnesses of The One who came into the world to teach us Who True Love is.
1 John 4:7-11 NKJV
Knowing God Through Love
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for GOD IS LOVE.9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
What is the Love Language of YHVH?
To understand what the Love Language of YHVH is. We have to understand Who Love Is. In the passage above, 1 John 4:7-11, the scripture teaches that God is Love. It also shows evidence of Him in the eternal act of extending Life through Yeshua Who is Salvation unto the world…a gift of Sacrifice and Protection in every aspect. It is confirmed with the reinforced command and instruction to love fully one another in wholeness and completeness; just as our God and King love One Another in Truth. When we walk in Light…we walk in Love and become the reflection of The Father and Son.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
Is it difficult to live for Christ?
Well yes and no…Yes, it is quite difficult and just about impossible for unbelievers and even lukewarmers. Of course, the danger of being neither hot nor cold is that the mind is in a dual state and does not recognize the veering off of the narrow path. The dual mind state is dwindling in two realms of reality, meaning, that on one hand they appear to be serving God but on the other do not comprehend the Light of obedience. Therefore, while they have the willingness to praise God, the “worldly” or cold nature provides comfort and reassurance in the mediocrity of worship which is absent of the fullness of submission. From this we see the strong presence of the overflowing well of Grace, a concept not fully taught nor understood, and encourages the masses to continue to have the knowledge yet no wisdom in the warning that one day Grace will end when we stand before the Throne of Judgement.
On the other hand, no, it is not difficult for believers who are true followers of Christ, His disciples, those who are disciplined in The Way for they were first willing and recognize that God first Loved all of us. We see the difference between the gift of Salvation and the requirement of Sanctification. This is evident in the instruction of Yeshua, ” Be holy for I am Holy.”
When we are willing to lay down our lives, our cares, selfish ambitions, love of mammon, and aspirations in this life, our worship becomes daily living it becomes our lives…repentance & obedience are as natural as breathing. God is so good that He renews us and provides us with the time, space, and opportunity to walk in Light while, fulfilling our hearts’ desires without compromising our souls, integrity, or sanctity.
Romans 12:2 NKJV
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
What’s On the Shabbat Menu?
Try these delicious recipes, then have fun & enjoy a time of ceasing with loved ones as you pray, worship, praise, and rest & relax!
The Exodus Route: Elim
Did You Know?
Did you know that The Bible talks about dinosaurs?
Not only are there verses that speak on the existence of dinosaurs but history confirms the demise of the dinosaurs by the archeological findings from The Great Flood as mentioned in Genesis during the time of Noah. The dinosaurs actually migrated north to avoid the rising flood waters but were eventually overcome by the growing currents. Massive prehistoric grave sites have been found throughout the world including in the U.S.
There have been studies on one of the largest sites found in the Midwestern U.S. spanning an enormous range within the region. The sediment layers show evidence of dinosaurs’ bones and receded water which includes dino species from land, air, and water.
Revelation 15:3-4 NKJV
Job 40:15-24 Take a look at Behemoth, which I made, just as I made you. It eats grass like -an ox. See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly. Its tail is as strong as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together. Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron. It is a prime example of God’s handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it. The mountains offer it their best food, where all the wild animals play. It lies under the lotus plants, hidden by the reeds in the marsh. The lotus plants give it shade among the willows beside the stream. It is not disturbed by the raging river, not concerned when the swelling Jordan rushes around it. No one can catch it off guard or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.
Check out our Homepage!
New features have been added in the “Do Good to Please God” section!
What’s happening in Israel?
The Cursed Ancient Village of Chorazin
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.