Day 29 of the Omer, 14th 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 the 29th day of the Omer. The Merciful One, may He return to us the service of the Temple to its place, speedily in our days. Amen, Selah! IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME
Day 29 Omer Reading:
Week 5 /Attribute 5
We have completed 4 weeks counting to Shavuot
Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
Humility In Leadership
Ezekiel 34:1 The word of YAHUVEH came to me:
Eze 34:2 “Human being, prophesy against the shepherds of Isra’el. Prophesy! Tell them, the shepherds, that YAHUVEH ELOMIM says this: ‘Woe to the shepherds of Isra’el who feed themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed the sheep?
Ezekiel 34:3 You eat the choice meat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, and you slaughter the best of the herd; but you don’t feed the sheep!
Ezekiel 34:4 You don’t strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bandage the broken, bring back the outcasts or seek the lost; on the contrary, you tyrannize them with crushing force. (Read all of Ezekial 34)
Leaders we need to take head this warning from the prophets and walk humbly and fearfulling before YAHUVEH. To be a Shepherd, Teacher, Evangelist, Prophet, Apostle is a priviledge and a calling.
YAHUVEH did not call us so we could make a living by serving HIM. HE called us to serve HIM and HE will take care of what we need to live. Our job is to feed the sheep with the truth of HIS Word.
Many Pastors today in the Body of MASHIACH are entertainers, not teachers of HIS Word. They are motivational speakers who do not know how to feed the sheep.
Our example of humble leadership is our Master YAHUSHUA. We need to be accounatable to other leaders and not such a ‘Maverick’. Accountablilty keeps us humble and honest. We have made our ministry accountable to others so no one can falsly accuse us and also so we can get guidance when needed and accountability.
A leader needs to take correction from others in leadership which will help them walk in humility.
It is an honor to be a leader but it also has great accountablity that goes along with it. Many people want to be leaders, but do not want to be accountable.
James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, since you know that we will be judged more severely.
TV, Radio and the Internet have been a good tool to spread His Torah/Word and the Messianic Message, but also a great tool for pride as well. We need to get rid of the celebrity mentality in leadership. We are not celebrities, we are servants.
The only one that should be magnified in our lives is YAHUSHUA. YAHUVEH has shown in the past that if HIS leadership will not walk humbly before HIM, HE will remove them. We can not think that we can sin in the darkness and that it will not be brought to the light.
YAHUSHUA warned of those who would cause others to stumble because of their actions. Those who sit under good leadership must also be like the Bereans and search the Word for themselves as well to make sure what we are hearing is in line with the Word. This also keeps us mutually accountable.
We need to learn from those in the Bible who walked humbly before YAHUVEH, yet never received any recognition or pats on the back on this earth for what they did.
Read Hebrews 11
Those who do not attend Messianic Congregations, need to find a good one and humble yourself as well. The Jewish Community knows that to survice they need to stick together.
Those who have come out of the traditional Church and have returned to their Jewish roots need to humble themselves as well and find a good fellowship ship (I did not say a perfect one, because there are no perfect fellowships) and humble ourselves as well.
Leaders we need to walk humbly before our ELOHIM and count it a priviledge to serve HIM and HIS people.
Pray Psalm 51
We need to ask YAHUVEH to fill us with HIS humility and restore a humble heart within us
Read Psalm 119: 57 – 64
Psalm 119:57 ח (Het) Adonai, I say that my task is to observe your words.