It is written:
“I will rejoice in ADONAI, I will take joy in the God of my salvation. ELOHIM ADONAI is my strength! He makes me swift and sure-footed as a deer and enables me to stride over my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:18-19 Complete Jewish Bible)
For us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua, let us be people of Faith, seeing ourselves as sons and daughters of YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, the KING of the Universe, and Believing that no matter what challenge we face today, we are “well able to overcome it” with YAHWEH’s help.
The principal ground of our Joy in our AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”), is that He is our Elohim and the Author of our Salvation, our Eternal Salvation; and, as it is so, we may still Rejoice in Him in our greatest distresses, since by them our Salvation cannot be hindered, but may be furthered.
To Rejoice in YAHWEH, is never out of season, nay, it is in a special manner seasonable when we meet with losses and crosses in the world, that it may then appear that our hearts are not set upon these things, nor our happiness bound up in them.
In our union with the Messiah Yeshua, our Friend and our Master, “YAHWEH, his Elohim and Father, is our strength”. Yes, YAHWEH, the Great “I AM”, our AVINU MALKENU (Heb. אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ; “Our Father, our KING”), the Author of our Salvation, is our Strength in this world, to carry us on in our Journey thither, and Help us over the difficulties and oppositions we meet with in our way.
YAHWEH, our Elohim and our Father, guards us by the Power of His Name (John 17) and Has Promised to us when dangers are very imminent and threatening, to Deliver us out of them (Isaiah 43:2), for He has Purchased us and Redeemed us with the blood of His Beloved Son, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
We are now, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, His peculiar people, whom He has distinguished from others, and set apart for Himself: YAHWEH has called us by name, as those He has a particular intimacy with and concern for, and we are His, are appropriated to Him and He has a special interest in us.
YAHWEH, the Great “I AM”, the Holy One of Isra’el, our Saviour, is our ONE and ONLY True Elohim in Covenant (Isaiah 43:3), worshipped by us and engaged by Promise to us.
Let us be strong for our Spiritual warfare and work: YAHWEH is our Strength, the strength of our heart. As Believers we are precious in YAHWEH’s sight; we are His jewels, His own treasure from among all the peoples (Exodus 19:5); He Loves us, His delight is in us, above any people. His “Spiritual Isra’el” is His vineyard.
“SHABBAT SHALOM ” to ALL the Isra’el Family, consisting of those who have been set apart, Jews and non-Jews, by Yeshua the Messiah and called to be YAHWEH’s holy people.
May YAHWEH, the Great “I AM”, the Elohim of Avraham, Yitz’chak and Isra’el, Bless us with Spiritual strength so we may live according to His Torah and accomplish what is right from His perspective as we take hold of His Promises by Faith.
Freely I have Received, Freely I Give.
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