“I’m Afraid of the Scary Things Happening in the World Today!”
Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, “I’m Afraid of the Scary Things Happening in the World Today!”. This is our 15th 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.
FIFTEEN Hebraically signifies Deity, for the two Hebrew letters which express it are י, Yud (#10: DIVINE ORDER), and ה, Hey (#5: GRACE/FAVOR/POWER). These spell the Holy Name of יָהּ, YAH [First two letters of HaShem’s Holy Four Letter Name יְהוָה – YHVH “Tetragrammaton”], as in “HALLELU–YAH!”, who is the fountain of all GRACE, FAVOR & POWER).
The number fifteen is thus made up, by addition, 10 + 5; but Jews avoid using any form of the THE NAME “in vain” [Ex. 20:7], because the constant use of these two letters, could profane the sacred name. Two other letters are arbitrarily used for this number, and a different and artificial combination was thus formed – ט (Tet) = 9, and ו (Vav) = 6. The number 9 + 6 would thus represent the number fifteen, but without any significance.
Let’s change today:
1. BE EMPOWERED TO WALK IN FAVOR & LIVE IN HASHEM’S GRACE: Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ “Now therefore, I pray, if I have found GRACE in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find GRACE in your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” And He said, “My PRESENCE will go with you, and I will give you REST.”- Exodus 33:12-14
2. STAY SHELTERED IN HASHEM’S DIVINE PRESENCE:
a. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High [El Elyon] shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty [El Shaddai]. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress. My God, in Him I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall COVER you with His feathers, and under His WINGS [kanaph – outer extremity, corner: like the corner of a prayer shawl, known as a “tallit”, were tassels are attached – Num. 15:37-41; Deut 22:12; Zech. 8:23; Mal. 4:2; Luke 8:43-48] you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your SHIELD and buckler.”- Psalm 91:1-4
b. But You, O Lord, are a SHIELD for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my VOICE, and He heard me from His HOLY HILL [Jerusalem; Temple Mount] Selah! – Psalm 3:3-4
3. KNOW THAT NO EVIL CAN COME NEAR YOUR DWELLING:
a. You shall not be AFRAID of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand. But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no EVIL shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways – Psalm 91:5-11
b. Yea, though I WALK through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no EVIL, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:3
c. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the EVIL ONE. For Yours is the kingdom and the POWER and the glory forever. Amen – Matt. 6:13.
d. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the EVIL ONE. 2 Thes. 3:3
Think It, Say It & Do it!:
I have the POWER, to WALK in FAVOR & LIVE IN HASHEM’S GRACE, as I STAY SHELTERED IN HASHEM’S DIVINE PRESENCE. EL SHADDAI is my GUARDIAN [Shomer Yisrael] against the EVIL ONE, and I will NOT BE AFRAID, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!