April 22nd, Day 23 of the Omer, 8th of the Hebrew Month Iyar
DAILY PRAYER FOR THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:
Each day, one says the blessing:
Blessed are You, YAHUVEH our ELOHIM, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is twenty-three days, which is three weeks and two days of the Omer. YAH The Merciful One, may He return to us the service of the Temple to its place, speedily in our days. IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME,AMEN!
Day 23 Omer Reading:
Week 4 /Attribute 4 – Victory/Endurance/Determination (Netzach)
We have completed 3 weeks counting to Shavuot Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
Endurance To The End
Romans 5:1 So, since we have come to be considered righteous by ELOHIM because of our trust, let us continue to have shalom with ELOHIM through our LORD, YAHUSHUA the MASHIACH.
Rom 5:2 Also through him and on the ground of our trust, we have gained access to this grace in which we stand; so let us boast about the hope of experiencing ELOHIM’s glory.
Rom 5:3 But not only that, let us also boast in our troubles; because we know that trouble produces endurance,
Rom 5:4 endurance produces character, and character produces hope; Rom 5:5 and this hope does not let us down, because ELOHIM love for us has already been poured out in our hearts through the RUACH ha KODESH who has been given to us.
Endurance produces character……
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from YAHUVEH, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of YAHUVEH came to me, saying,
6 Oh house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith YAHUVEH. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Are we willing to be Clay in the Potters hands, so that he can mold us and make us into HIS image of holiness through YAHUSHUA our MASHIACH and Master?
Hebrew 12:1 So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us,
Heb 12:2 looking away to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting, YAHUSHUA who, in exchange for obtaining the joy set before him, endured execution on a stake as a criminal, scorning the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of ELOHIM.
Heb 12:3 Yes, think about him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you won’t grow tired or become despondent.
Yacov/James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
Yacov/James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Yacov/James 1:4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
You will never know what you can endure or how strong your faith is if it is never tested.
YAHUVEH will call us to do the impossible, things that are beyond our natural ability but that require 100 % faith/trust in Him to bring it to pass so that He will get the glory and we will learn to endure the pressure that comes when we are doing His will.
There is not one great man or woman of the Bible that did not have to learn how to endure in order to see victory.
Read Hebrews 11
By Faith We Understand
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of YAH, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Faith at the Dawn of History
4 By faith Abel offered to ELOHIM a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, ELOHIM testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because ELOHIM had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased ELOHIM. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him,for he who comes to GOD must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Faithful Abraham
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is GOD.
11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. The Heavenly Hope
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore YAH is not ashamed to be called their GOD, for He has prepared a city for them. The Faith of the Patriarchs
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” 19 concluding that YAH was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones. The Faith of Moses
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.
24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of GOD than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of YAHUSHUA greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned. By Faith They Overcame
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.
Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 YAH having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
Read Psalm 119:9-16
Psalm 119:9 ב (Bet) How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.