Today we are fasting from the statement I hear often, which is, “There Must be Something Wrong with Me!” It’s the 14th Day of counting the Omer [referring to the Barley Harvest], as a “Countdown to Shavuot [PENTECOST]”. The 49-day “Counting of the Omer” from the Day of Firstfruits retraces our ancestors’ seven-week spiritual journey from the Exodus to Sinai. FOURTEEN Hebraically speaks of the “House of David” (דָּוִד David: Dalet=4, Vav=6, Dalet=4). The numerical value of his name equals FOURTEEN, as described in Matthew 1:17: So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the [Messiah] are fourteen generations. This was Matthew’s way to write “his gospel” to a “Jewish” Audience, especially the Torah Scholars and Pharisees of Jerusalem who used Gematria [a study of the numerical value of the letters of each Hebrew word in the Hebrew Scriptures], to reveal that Yeshua was, and is the MESSIAH, because He is the SON OF ABRAHAM [a “JEW”–Matt. 1:1], and the SON OF DAVID [the “Lion”, or King from the Tribe of Judah – Isaiah 11:1:1; Rev. 5:5]. This was the Promise to King David that the Messiah, one of his descendents would sit on his throne forever [2 Sam 7:13; Jer. 33:17]. The Messiah would be Anointed to “Fix our Flats“, and Heal our Diseases. Just like our Torah Portion, Parshiyot Tazria & Metzora speak of the healing of the “lepers” or those with tzara’at.
1. TARGET THE PROBLEM & ASSESS YOUR AREA OF WEAKNESS:
- Prov. 4:23 KEEP your HEART with all diligence, for out of it spring the ISSUES of life.
- Prov. 17:22 A merry HEART does good, like MEDICINE, but a broken SPIRIT dries the bones. NKJV
- The “BULL’S EYE” TARGET of the HEART is the where we START!
2. WHAT IS THE HEART OF THE MATTER?
We must identify our ISSUES and with the WORD of GOD:
a. Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
b. 1 Thes. 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely (wholly); and may your whole (divided portions made complete) spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord [Yeshua the Messiah]. NKJV
c. THREE AREAS THE WORD DIVIDES ASSUNDER
The Spiritual Man:
The Soulish Man:
The Physical Man:
3. YOUR SPIRIT IS THE ROOT OF YOUR HEALING.
a. Be Aware of Toxic Emotions that make you sick:
b. Forgiveness is the Answer: Put Away Bitterness
Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in [Messiah] forgave you. NKJV
c. Increase your Faith:
Levels of faith are controlled by the revelation of God’s word. Our faith should be ever increasing
Levels of Faith
Great faith – Matt. 8:5-10; 15:28
Violent faith – Matt. 11:12,13
Mustard seed faith – Matt. 17:20; Lk.13:18,19
Little faith – Matt. 8:26; 16:8
No faith – Duet. 32:20; Mark 4:40
Think It, Say It & Do it!:
I will TARGET MY PROBLEMS, ASSESS my Weakness, and get to the HEART OF THE MATTER. I will be HEALED from the things that make me SICK, in SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY, according to HaShem’s WORD and His WILL, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!