You should reject the negative thought that says, “I feel defeated, and I have no Authority!”
Today is the 30th 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.
THIRTY is Hebraically numbered by the:
12th HEBREW LETTER –LAMED ל #12: Is used to represent the NUMBER 30 [SH’LOSHIM in Hebrew]: It comes the root LAMAD [to study and learn]. It is pictographically a “OX GOAD” [to prod the animal along; or a teaching rod] or “SHEPHERD’S STAFF”, that speaks of the AUTHORITY to TEACH or LEAD. This is the age of the PRIESTHOOD, and RABBINICAL AUTHORITY.
The Mishnah describes the educational process for a young Jewish boy in Yeshua’s time, during the first century:1. Five years old [one is fit] for the Scriptures (Torah, Prophets & Writings) 2. Ten years old for the Mishnah (Instruction of Oral Torah) 3. Thirteen years old for the fulfilling of the commandments (Bar Mitzvah) 4. Fifteen years old for the Talmud (Rabbinic interpretations) 5. Eighteen years old for the bride-chamber (Chuppah) 6. Twenty years old for pursuing a vocation 7. Thirty years old for authority (able to teach others)
THREE STEPS TO WALKING IN AUTHORITY:
Step 1 – STUDY THE SCRIPTURES:
a. 1 Tim. 2:15 STUDY and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully TEACHING] the WORD of TRUTH. Amplified
b. 1 Tim. 3:15-16 And how from your childhood [Timothy] you have had a knowledge of and been acquainted with the SACRED WRITINGS [HOLY SCRIPTURES], which are able to instruct you and give you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Messiah Yeshua [through the leaning of the entire human personality on God in (Messiah Yeshua) in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]. Every SCRIPTURE is God-breathed [given by His INSPIRATION] and profitable for INSTRUCTION, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and DICIPLINE in obedience, [and] for TRAINING in righteousness [in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action], so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly EQUIPPED for every good work. Amplified
Step 2 – TEACH GOD’S WORD & NOT MAN’S OPINION:
a. Matt. 7:28-29 And so it was, when [Yeshua] had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His TEACHING, for He taught them as one having AUTHORITY, and not as the scribes [or Torah Scholars of the day who quoted other rabbis, but lacked the authority of knowing it’s original meaning, the “SPIRIT of the LAW”].
b. Notice that TEACHING came before preaching, and preaching before healing. If there has every been a time where we’ve needed the authentic ministry of the Messiah, it’s now! In a world with so many self-proclaimed healers, psychics and New Age practitioners, we need to get reacquainted with the covenant God who saves, delivers and heals. We need to TEACH what the Word of God declares about healing.
c. TEACHING was the primary focus of the Lord’s ministry in Galilee. There seems to be a false perception about the educational level of Galilee. It was actually a place of great spiritual discussion, where scripture was debated vigorously. Religious groups and various sects of Judaism were quick to question new beliefs and different perspectives.
d. We see that Torah Teachers, would re-teach what leading rabbis of the area had previously taught. But no one taught with SMICHAH like Yeshua! SMICHAH is the Hebrew word for rabbis that teach with authority, through the “laying on of hands”. It is used today to refer to the ordination of a rabbi by another rabbi. Yeshua was questioned by the Galileans concerning the origin of His authority to teach because He taught with SMICHAH (Matt. 7:28-29).
Step 3 – BE FAITHFUL WITH THE AUTHORITY HASHEM HAS ALREADY GIVEN YOU:
a. Luke 19:7 And he said to him, “Well done, good servant, because you have been FAITHFUL in a least thing, have AUTHORITY over ten cities”.
b. Luke 10:17-20 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are SUBJECT to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw SATAN FALL like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the AUTHORITY to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the POWER of the ENEMY, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are SUBJECT to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
c. Yeshua became famous for His AUTHORITATIVE TEACHING, and MIRACLES, throughout all the region of Galilee, even in the synagogues. The multitudes CAME because of His FAME. They brought Him all the sick, afflicted, diseased, epileptic, paralyzed, tormented and demon-possessed. He healed them all! People are hunger for something real and tangible! Not just temporary fixes, or “pipe dreams”, but long-lasting change. When we teach the WORD of God with SMICHAH, as He TAUGHT, it captures the heart of seeker and envelops them with God’s power & love. It restores wellness to their spirit, soundness to their mind and wholeness to their body.
Think It, Say It & Do It!:
I STUDY THE SCRIPTURES, so that I can TEACH GOD’S WORD & NOT MAN’S OPINION. I choose to BE FAITHFUL WITH THE AUTHORITY HASHEM HAS ALREADY GIVEN ME, until HaShem trusts me with MORE, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!