“HaShem must be Humbling me through Poverty and Suffering!”
Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, “HaShem must be Humbling me through Poverty and Suffering!” Today is the 19 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.
NINETEEN Hebraically it is numbered by:
NINTH HEBREW LETTER – Tet ט #9: Number of the Spirit: [NINE Hebraically refers to the finality of the flesh, and new life in the Spirit. The ancient drawing of the number NINE resembles a wind pattern, which is another symbol of the Holy Spirit. That is why there are NINE Fruits of the Spirit – Gal. 5:22-23, NINE Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Cor. 12:4-11, and NINE Spiritual Beatitudes – Matt. 5:1-12],
TENTH HEBREW LETTER – Yud י #10: DIVINE ORDER: [TEN Hebraically signifies the perfection of DIVINE ORDER. TEN is one of the perfect numbers:
- Number of GENERATIONS, from Adam to Noah
- Number of GENERATIONS, from Seth to Abram
- Number of TEN WORDS A.K.A. TEN COMMANDMENTS.
- Number of TEN PLAGUES on Pharaoh to free ISRAEL
- Number of HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY
- Number of TEN FINGERS that HaShem gave MAN
- Number of TENTH letter in HEBREW – “YUD“ [from Yad] a HAND
- Number of TITHE, or TENTH of MAN’S INCREASE
The numbers together speaks of MAN being HUMBLED by the HOLY SPIRIT, bringing him into HaShem’s DIVINE ORDER. Pictographically it reveals a HAND [Yud] on a SNAKE [Tet], just like Moses, who threw down his rod, and it became a SNAKE. When he picked up the SERPENT, it became a rod again, by the POWER OF GOD [Ex. 4:2-5]!
THREE STEPS TO UNDERSTANDING HUMILITY:
Step 1 – KNOW THAT HASHEM USES HIS WORD TO HUMBLE US:
a. Deut. 8:3 So He HUMBLED you, allowed you to hunger, and FED YOU with MANNA which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you KNOW that MAN shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every WORD that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord…..16 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock. Who FED YOU in the wilderness with MANNA, which your fathers did not know, that He might HUMBLE you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end. Then YOU SAY in your heart, “My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth”.
b. Yeshua quoted Deut. 8:3 while He was fasting in the Wilderness for 40 days, like Israel fasted 40 years in the Wilderness [a year for each of the 40 days the 10 “spies” surveyed the land of Canaan, doubting HaShem. Num. 14:34-35].
c. Notice that Israel was HUNGRY, and HaShikem FED them! They never went without! He was there PROVIDER, as EL SHADDAI, the “God of MORE than ENOUGH”!
Step 2 – KNOW THAT HASHEM WANTS US TO HUMBLE OURSELVES:
a. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called by My Name, will HUMBLE THEMSELVES and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
b. James 4:6-8, 10 But he gives us more GRACE. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives GRACE to the HUMBLE.” SUBMIT YOURSELVES, then, to God. RESIST the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. WASH your hands, you sinners, and PURIFY your hearts, you double-minded….HUMBLE YOURSELVES before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Step 3 – KNOW WE LACK NOTHING WHEN WE SEEK THE SOURCE:
a. Psalm 34:10 The young lions lack and SUFFER HUNGER; But those who SEEK the Lord shall NOT LACK any GOOD thing.
b. The reference of “YOUNG” lions, who are too young to search for food, implies that they are DEPENDENT on the older lions, their parents, for the SUPPLY of their NEEDS. This is the way a new believer learns to be DEPENDENT on HaShem, and SEEK His Will.
Think It, Say It & Do it!:
I KNOW that HaShem wants Me to HUMBLE myself, as I am HUMBLED by His WORD! I SEEK Him, and learn to be DEPENDENT on Him, as HaShem becomes my ULTIMATE SUPPLIER in all things, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!