Rabbi’s Reflections – Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Yesterday there was no RR on account of Yom Kippur.  Today is another day, but before we move on, a couple of things from yesterday.  We started our day by joining with Tikkun Global on God TV to pray for the salvation of Jewish people for one hour.  If you missed it, here is the link.  https://www.god.tv/prayforisrael/ The worship and prayers were anointed.

Also, for Yom Kippur there were three worship services at Shomair.  If you would like to them or any parts, here are the links.

Kol Nidre (Sunday night): Keith gave a message on “Who Is Our Groom?”  The answer is a delight.  Here is the link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jelUc3VvglM&t=1547s  go to 1:05:40 for the start of the message.

Yom Kippur (Monday morning): Rabbi Michael (me) gave the first part of a two part message on maturing the Bride of Messiah.  Here is the link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FuHo_Fma-U (which also includes the first hour of prayer – see above)  go to 2:00:00 for the start of the message.

N’ilah (Monday evening): I gave the second and final part of a two part message on maturing the Bride of Messiah.  Here is the link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20wNWPB4E_A  go to 20:20 (haha) for the start of the message.


Life In The Body part 4 – Romans, part 179

Romans 12:4 For just as we have many parts in one body—and all the parts do not have the same function— 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Messiah and everyone parts of one another.

Paul is expanding the theme of humility he started in the previous verse.  To really be “parts of one another” we’ve got to humble ourselves.  We must realize that we need each other to accomplish God’s purposes.  Remember the title of this series, “Life In The Body.”  As I like to put it, “God loves it when His children play nice in the sandbox together.”

John 15:12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.” 

I plucked that verse out of context, but the context is important.  Yeshua is speaking of real (sacrificial) love, which is how Yeshua has loved us….  For further evidence let me quote the next verse.  John 15:13 No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.

The idea that we all don’t have the same function is important to avoiding jealousy within the body.  As we grow to maturity, our blossoming relationship with God helps us to hear and obey Him, both individually and communally as a body.  Luke 11:28b “…blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

We all need a purpose that is greater than ourselves.  To function as the body of Messiah, we need each other.  1Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up—just as you in fact are doing.  These themes of working together in the body are important and go beyond personal salvation.  God wants us to grow up together, blessing one another and accomplishing much for His kingdom.  Shalom shalom.

I’m giving you the readings for yesterday and today for obvious reasons.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Tue 26 Sep 2023 11th of Tishrei, 5784
Le 23:1-3 Zec 9 2 Ch 29:20-36   Rev 15 (Ac 21:20-40)

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Wed 27 Sep 2023 12th of Tishrei, 5784
Le 23:4-8 Zec 10 2 Ch 30 Rev 16 (Ac 22)