Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, October 31, 2023


It’s here… October 31st is the 21st day of our 21 day Daniel’s fast (no meats, no sweets).  The purpose of our fast was to show God we really mean what we pray.  God’s promise for Israel… please pray today.  2Sa 7:10  I will also set up a place for My people Israel and will plant them, so they may dwell in their own place and not be disturbed again. Nor will the children of wickedness afflict them anymore as in the past, 2Sa 7:11  since the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel. So I will give you rest from all your enemies. “Moreover, Adonai declares to you that Adonai will make a house for you.  Lord, would You bring this to pass, speedily and in our days?  In Yeshua’s name, amen.

Life In The Body part 27 – Romans, part 202

Romans 13:11 Besides this, you know the time—that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first came to trust.  

Now hear this… Wake up, you sleepers, we’re closer to our salvation now than we were before.   Sounds a little like Isaiah, doesn’t it!  Isaiah 60:1  Arise, shine, for your light has come! The glory of Adonai has risen on you. 2  For behold, darkness covers the earth, and deep darkness the peoples. But Adonai will arise upon you, and His glory will appear over you.  Yes, our Yeshua is nearer, “His glory will appear over you.”

“Awaken from sleep” is biblically euphemistic for life from the dead, which is also known as “revival.”  Ezekiel saw it in the valley of dry bones…  Ezekiel 37:4a “Prophesy over these bones,” He said to me. “Say to them:… 5b “Behold, I will cause Ruach to enter you, so you will live.”  But before this can happen… Ezekiel 37:6a I will attach tendons to you, bring flesh on you and cover you with skin.

This is a two step process.  First, the physical restoration of Israel, then the spiritual restoration.  Jeremiah 32:37 “See, I will gather them out of all the countries, where I have driven them in My anger, My fury, and great wrath, and I will bring them back to this place and cause them to dwell securely.”  This is happening.

What’s left is the spiritual restoration.  Jeremiah 32:40 “I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never turn away from doing good for them. I will put My fear in their hearts, so that they will not depart from Me. 41 “Yes, I will delight in doing good for them, and with all My heart and all My soul I will in truth plant them in this land.” 

The grafting in again of the natural branches has not yet happened in fullness.  Rom 11:15b …what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?  Life from the dead is to awaken from sleep and that is revival.  Paul calls this two step process an irrevocable promise from God… Romans  11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.  

Based on the worldwide events (especially since October 7th) Yeshua’s return must be sooner than we have thought.  Revelation 1:7a “Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye shall see Him, even those who pierced Him.”  Don’t be caught napping (spiritually) when He returns, but be alive in the Spirit, with oil in your lamp (Matthew 25).  Shalom shalom.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Tue 31-Oct-2023 16th of Cheshvan, 5784
Ge 19:1-20 Jos 23 Ps 22 Mt 18 (Jude)