“I can’t seem to RECOVER my loss!”
Let’s reject the negative thought that says, ” I can’t seem to RECOVER my loss!””
Today is the 35th 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 5th HEBREW LETTER – Heh ה #5: Is used to represent the NUMBER 5 [CHAMISHAH for masculine, and CHAMESH for feminine in Hebrew]: It is pictographically a “WINDOW” of revelation. Words like “Hineh” [Behold], “Hineni” [Behold, Here I Am!], speak of this “window of revelation”, as “wind” is a symbol for the Holy Spirit, and His Inspiration. A window is defined as an “opening in form or function, allowing one to view [with the eye]”. The original Old English word meant an “eye-hole” or “eye-door”, but later replaced with the Old Norse word, meaning “wind-eye” [‘vindauga’, from ‘vindr – wind’ and ‘auga – eye’, i.e. “wind-eye“].
Together the LAMED [from LAMAD: to learn] and HEH [like Hineh; “Behold”: “Window of Revelation”] speaks of us LEARNING HASHEM’S REVELATION.
THREE STEPS OF RECOVERY AFTER LOSS!
Step 1 –DON’T PLAY THE VICTIM OR PLAY THE BLAME-GAME!
a. Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? And he said, I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself. And He said, “who told you that you were naked?” Have you eaten of the tree which I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said, “the woman whom YOU GAVE to be with me”, SHE GAVE ME of the tree, and I ate [ADAM BLAMED his WIFE and His GOD.
b. So if you are a VICTIM or know someone else who is, what can you do to help yourself or the other person? Fortunately, the SOURCE of this PROBLEM is similar to the source of almost every other problem: your beliefs. Reality and other people are not causing you to feel like a victim; your beliefs are. Get rid of the beliefs that cause the PROBLEM, and the feeling of VICTIMIZATION will disappear for good.
Step 2 – DON’T BE THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF YOUR VICTIMAZATION:
a. 2 Cor. 11:23 – Are they servants of the Messiah? (I’m talking like a madman!) I’m a better one! I’ve worked much harder, been imprisoned more often, suffered more beatings, been near death over and over. Five times I received “forty lashes less one” from the Jews. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. I spent a night and a day in the open sea. In my many travels I have been exposed to danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the desert, danger at sea, danger from false brothers. I have TOILED and ENDURED hardship, often not had enough sleep, been hungry and thirsty, frequently gone without food, been cold and naked. And besides these external matters, there is the DAILY PRESSURE of my anxious concern for all the congregations. CJB
b. Phil. 3:14-16 I keep PURSUING the goal [“I PRESS toward the mark” – KJV] in order to win the prize offered by God’s upward calling in the Messiah Yeshua. Therefore, as many of us as are mature, let us keep paying attention to this; and if you are differently minded about anything, God will also reveal this to you. CJB
c. Thinking like a VICTIM destructive mindset, as not only does the VICTIM feel negatively about their current situation, but they also feel POWERLESS to change it. Victor Frankl survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz by discovering the ultimate FREEDOM “to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to chose one’s own way.”
Step 3 – DON’T LIVE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF LIFE, BUT CHOOSE TO BE THE “COME-BACK KID”:
a. 1 Samuel 30:18 David RECOVERED everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives.
b. 2 Cor. 4:7-12 But we have this TREASURE in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord [Yeshua], that the life of [Yeshua] also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for [Yeshua’s] sake, that the life of [Yeshua] also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you.
c. Psalm 34:19 Many are the AFFLICTIONS of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
d. 2 Peter 2:7-9 and [HaShem] DELIVERED righteous Lot, who was OPPRESSED by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them,tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds) – then the Lord knows how to DELIVER the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.
Think It, Say It & Do It!:
I WON’T PLAY THE VICTIM OR PLAY THE BLAME-GAME, so that I DON’T BECOME THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF MY VICTIMAZATION! INSTEAD OF LIVING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF LIFE, I CHOOSE TO BE THE “COME-BACK KID”, and RECOVER ALL, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!