“I can’t expect to be blessed all the time!”
Let’s reject the negative thought that says, “I can’t expect to be blessed all the time!”
Today is the 33rd 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 : It 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.
PLUS WE ADD THE 3rd HEBREW LETTER – GIMMEL ג #3: Is used to represent the NUMBER 3 [SHALOSHAH for masculine, and SHALOSH for feminine in Hebrew]: It is the pictographically a “CAMEL“, or the “abundant load he carries”. Camels were a symbol of wealth and prosperity. The ROOT of this 3rd letter is GAMAL, which means, to beloaded with benefits, or BLESSINGS, as in Psalm 103:2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His BENEFITS [Root: GAMAL].
Today is Lag BaOmer [Lag means 33 from Lamed [ ל ] & Gimel [ ג ] : the 33rd day of the Omer, a minor festival falling between Passover and Shavuot, commemorating the end of a plague which killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva’s students; also the memorial [yahrzeit: “anniversary [of a person’s death]”] of Chassidic sage, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
Lag BaOmer also commemorates another joyous event. The Talmud relates that in the weeks between the “Jewish Holidays“, or HaShem’s HOLY-DAYS of a Passover and Shavuot [Pentecost], a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva, “because they did not act respectfully towards each other.” These weeks are therefore observed as a period of mourning, with various joyous activities proscribed by law and custom. On Lag BaOmer the deaths ceased. Thus, Lag BaOmer also carries the theme of the imperative to love and respect of one’s fellow (Ahavat Yisrael).
King David reigned in Jerusalem for THIRTY-THREE years.
Yeshua, at age THIRTY-THREE, became our “SUFFERING SERVANT” [Isaiah 52:13-53:12] who was “cut of” [Daniel 9:26] for the sin of the people, and not for himself. He endured death for the joy that was set before Him. We now rejoice in His “FINISHED WORK!” There are also THIRTY-THREE miracles of Yeshua specifically recorded in the Gospels. We are forever ETERNALLY BLESSED & GRATEFUL.
THREE STEPS TO BEING BLESSED ALL THE TIME!
Step 1 – SEE YOURSELF ALREADY BLESSED & SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN MESSIAH
a. Eph 1:3 BLESSED be the God and Father of our Lord [Yeshua the Messiah], who BLESSED us with every spiritual BLESSING in the heavenlies in MESSIAH;
b. Eph. 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing according to the working of His mighty strength, which He worked in [MESSIAH] in raising Him from the dead, and He SEATED Him at His right hand in the heavenlies, far above all principality and authority and power and dominion, and every name being named, not only in this world, but also in the coming age.
Step 2 – KNOW THAT THOSE WHO BLESS HASHEM ARE BLESSED BY HASHEM:
a. Psalm 103:1-5: Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His BENEFITS [BLESSINGS] :
- Who forgives all your iniquities
- Who heals all your diseases
- Who redeems your life from destruction
- Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender-mercies
- Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
b. Psalm 68:10, 26, 35 BLESSED be the Lord, Who daily loads us with BENEFITS, The God of our salvation! Selah…Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places…The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!
Step 3 – KNOW THAT YOU ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING:
a. Gen. 5:2 He [HASHEM] created them [ADAM & EVE] male and female, and BLESSED them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
b. Gen. 12:2-3 I will make you a [ABRAM] great nation; I will bless you And make your name great [as ABRAHAM]; And you shall be a BLESSING. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be BLESSED [or BLESS themselves by you, following your example].”
c. Gen. 22:17-18 BLESSING I will BLESS you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed [Isaac, Israel, YESHUA] all the nations of the earth shall be BLESSED [or BLESS themselves by you, following your example], because you have obeyed My voice.
Think It, Say It & Do It!:
I SEE MYSELF ALREADY BLESSED & SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN MESSIAH, because I KNOW THAT THOSE WHO BLESS HASHEM ARE BLESSED BY HASHEM, which causes me to be BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!