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Draw Near to God in This Season | Day 2

April 21, 2020

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. —James 4:8 This season that we find ourselves in is very hard to comprehend. It doesn’t make sense; we don’t understand it and we didn’t expect it. Luckily for us, it’s not a surprise to the Lord and we can take confidence in the fact that despite our circumstances, He doesn’t change, and His promises are still true. Hold to that thought when you feel discouraged! One of those promises is in James 4:8. As we draw near to the Lord, He draws n...

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Pure Joy in the Midst of Trials

April 20, 2020

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. —James 1:2-4 Joy and trials don’t seem like words that go together very well. When I think of joy, I think of spending time with my family, hanging out with friends, and celebrating life’s moments with others. Right now, most of us can’t ...

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Yom HaShoah, Keeping the Cry Alive

April 20, 2020

Under the cover of darkness, Aryeh Even and his mother and brother snuck from one location to another to avoid capture. It was 1941 when Aryeh’s father was taken away to an army labor camp and then to Mauthausen concentration camp. The remaining members of the family were evicted from their Hungarian home and turned out on the street with nowhere to go. That was the way it went during World War II. Jewish people were suddenly expelled from their homes, sometimes violently, taking only what th...

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Revelation 22 - The Spirit and Bride Say Come! | Day 7

April 19, 2020

“’I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to testify these things to you for My communities. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.’ The Ruach (Spirit) and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, 'Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come—let the one who wishes freely take the water of life! I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyo...

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Revelation 22 - Hope and Encouragement found in the Tree of Life | Day 6

April 18, 2020

“Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life—bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the city’s street. On either side of the river was a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” —Revelation 22:1-2 TLV We have come to the last chapter in the book of Revelation, and in this chapter we reach the crescendo of Genesis to Revelation. Now, i...

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Revelation 19 - We have been invited to the Wedding Banquet of the Lamb | Day 5

April 17, 2020

“Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude—like the roar of rushing waters or like the rumbling of powerful thunder—saying, ‘Halleluyah! For Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot reigns! Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready, She was given fine linen to wear, bright and clean! For the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the kedoshim (holy ones).’ Then the angel tells me, ‘Write: How fort...

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Revelation 15 - Finding Hope and Overcoming through Worship | Day 4

April 16, 2020

Here in chapter 15 we get another view into a future scene of Heaven. John says he saw another “great and wonderful sign in Heaven,” and this is the sign: “And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had overcome the beast and his image and the number of his name standing by the sea of glass, holding the harps of God. And they are singing the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and wonderful are Your deeds, Adonai Elohei-T...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Pave the Way for Something New

April 15, 2020

“…Each man is to take a lamb for his family… They are to take the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the crossbeam of the houses… When I see the blood, I will pass over you. So there will be no plague among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12: 3, 7, 13). Passover is the most important Jewish holiday of the year. For the Israelites, Passover led to a new relationship with God as He demonstrated His call upon the Jewish people to be a nation unto Him. G...

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Revelation 12 - Overcoming by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our Testimony | Day 3

April 15, 2020

“Then I heard a loud voice in Heaven saying, ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Anointed One, for the accuser of our brothers and sisters—the one who accuses them before our God day and night—has been thrown out. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even in the face of death.’” —Revelation 12:10-11 TLV Chapter 12 of Revelation speaks of the “accuser of t...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Strengthen Us for Future Victory

April 14, 2020

“…Do this so that all the days of your life you will remember the day when you came out from the land of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 16:3). Passover was a watershed event for Israel. God brought them out of bondage by His mighty hand to fulfill His promises to their forefathers. He commanded them to commemorate Passover every year, throughout every generation and forever, so that they would always remember what He did for them. During centuries of slavery, Israel had become a vast nation of peop...

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