2 Timothy 2:15 "Do all you can to present yourself to Elohim as someone worthy of His approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth." I need you to test what I have written. As you read this blog, please take time to pray and ask HaShem (G-d) to reveal His Truth to you - and then study yourself the Scriptures. Thank you.

My Trip to Israel

I just spent the most amazing two weeks in Israel, specifically in Jerusalem. I went with a friend so we decided to turn it into a prayer JOURNEY.

We went to the Western Wall for prayer - Every Day!

It was wonderful and so very anointed. Baruch HaShem for this miraculous time!

Here is link to a short video to capture some of the highlights of our trip:

CLICK ON:

Prayer Journey in Jerusalem

I hope you will be super blessed.

Shalom.

Nancy

Psalm 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you"".

Why Did Jesus Come to the Earth?

Why did Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) come to the planet? We are told to save us from our sins. Which is in part the result of why He came. But, I believe the real reason He came was to restore the TEN LOST TRIBES back to the TORAH - "the lost sheep of Israel" - that had been dispersed centuries earlier.

Matthew 15:24  "He (Yeshua) answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

He didn't come to physically "hunt" them down, but to teach those in Israel who had been "lost"- that came back to the Land, but were not living in Covenant with HaShem (the L-rd). That these people, His chosen people, would be restored through Yeshua's teaching and miracles - and then be able to "spread" the Truth of Torah to the rest of the world that had been lost  - once again the lost ten tribes of Israel.

Yeshua tells this wonderful parable about losing sheep.

Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?"

He continues to explain that it is important to search the high mountains for the one sheep that is lost. The "one". That is how important every person is to HaShem. That not "one" would be lost.

You see, HaShem's 12 tribes of Israel are His chosen people. The people He "set apart" to be lights to the world. When part of the tribes (ten of them) were dispersed approximately 600 BC - it must of broken HaShem's heart. For the "light" that He choose to shine in the world was now "dimmed" by the dispersion. And not only were His people taken to the "nations" of the world, but they were being "mixed" and "diluted" with and by the world. How He must love His people to send the Messiah to gather them and teach them.

Look at the following verses. They are all about teaching Torah. Yeshua the Rabbi came to teach Torah to save the lost. To bring them back to the Truth. Back to Life. Life is the Torah.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I (Yeshua) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to teach them."

Matthew 9:13 "Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I (Yeshua) came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

John 1:38  "And He (Yeshua) said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may teach there also, for that is why I came out.”

Mark 2:17  "And when Yeshua heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

He came to bring them LIFE, because in following Torah you have the gift to live.

John 10:10  "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Yeshua) came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

HaShem so loved the world that He sent an "emanation" of Himself to teach and save the lost. He didn't come to necessarily create new converts (although that was a huge natural result of those hearing His Words ) but to RESTORE those who had been in Covenant with Him and now had strayed.

Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” 

He went across the countryside to look for the lost people of the Covenant.

Luke 4:43  “But He said to them, ‘I must preach the kingdom of Elohim to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose’”

Matthew 10:5-7  "These twelve Yeshua sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans,  but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"

It is summed up in the following verse:

Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man (Yeshua) came to seek and to save the lost.”

Now the real question is - was He able to save the lost? Did the dispersed ten tribes hear His messages, and come back to the Covenant? Did He accomplish what He was set out to do?

I guess we will never know the end result of His visit here to earth. It is written that many, many people came back to the Torah during the ministry years of Yeshua. But soon after Yeshua was killed, the Temple was destroyed and once again the people of Israel and Judah were dispersed.

But the Message of Messiah has still remained. The Message to learn and follow Torah. To repent and "teshuvah".  To return to Him.

And now His people are returning. To the Land, to the Torah, to Truth, to HIM. It is a very exciting time. Because I believe once His people return to the Land, that the Temple will be restored. And of course, once the Temple is restored - the Messiah will come back. Some believe He will come for the first time, some for the second. The truth is HE IS COMING. And we must be ready. We must search and follow Truth. So, ask the Elohim you serve to show you His Truth. Follow it and get ready. And pray for His speedily return.

Shalom. Shalom.
Nancy

Psalm 95:6-8 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Adonai, our Maker, For He is our Elohim, and we are the people of His Pasture, and the sheep of His Hand. Today, if you hear HIS VOICE, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness..."





Historical Video About the Temple

I stumbled upon a really cool older video about the historical and spiritual significance of the Temple. I can't say I agree with all that is said but most of it is historically true, and the spiritual side of this video is amazing. Promise you will learn a lot by watching it.

It's 30 minutes long but well worth your time. Click on link:

TEMPLE VIDEO

We don't know if the Messiah will bring the final Temple. Or if He will somehow help us to build it. But this we know - there will be a final, eternal Temple. Where all mankind will come to worship the One, True Elohim. Forever.

Ezekiel 43:5-7 "Next, a spirit took me up and brought me into the inner courtyard, and I saw Adonai’s glory fill the House (Temple). I heard someone speaking to me from the House, and a man was standing by me. He said, 'Human being, this is the place for My throne, the place for the soles of My feet, where I will live among the people of Isra’el forever.'"

Blessings and Shalom.
Nancy

Dream About the Wall

I have been have this disturbing reoccurring dream this past year. It is very real, and seems sometimes like it is not even a dream. Almost like I have been "transported".

I am in Jerusalem on a trip. I am determined to get to the Western Wall to pray and be close to G-d. Only in every single dream - I cannot reach my destination! Last night I was on day two on my trip and had not yet visited the wall. Lot's of times I am close to the end of my trip and have not visited it. In some dreams I am walking and walking down streets, talking to people and trying to get to the Wall. Or sometimes I am on day 14 heading back to the airport, just grieving that I never made it to the Wall. Like something is always "holding" me back. It's horrible!

In every dream my "frustration" is really almost an unbearable pain. A sadness that I cannot get to the most important place in the world.

I have been there - in 2010. I prayed at the Wall and felt the most peace I have ever experienced in my entire life. I have been a "pilgrim" to the Wall just as millions have over the past 2,000 years. And ever since the day I left Jerusalem, I have dreamed of going back! And I am this spring! Praise Him!

In doing research about the Wall, I found out some interesting things - maybe reasons why in my deepest soul I long to be there again.

1.  The city of Jerusalem has been destroyed nine times, but the Wall has always remained intact.
2.  It was thought to be constructed in 19 BC by Herod the Great.
3.  Just as HaShem (G-d) has promised to never leave His people, that His Covenant is forever, so do we believe the Wall is eternal. (Genesis 17:7 “I am establishing my covenant between Me and you, along with your descendants after you, generation after generation, as an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim for you and for your descendants after you."
4. The Wall is a "remnant" of the ancient wall that surrounded the Temple's courtyard.
5.  It is so HOLY because it is the closest section to the actual place where the "Holy of Holies" of the Temple stood.
6.  Throughout the centuries there has been times when Jews have been "barred" from approaching the Wall. I wonder if they, too, had dreams about it all the time, like I do. Most recently from 1948 until 1967 Jews were restricted from going to the Wall until the Israel captured the Old City.
7.  At some time it was referred to as the "Wailing Wall" where many would come and shed tears for their desire to see the return of the Temple.

If the presence of Adonai filled the Temple, does His presence really ever leave? Could it be that a part of His Glory still remains on Mount Moriah - and those dreaming and those visiting about the Wall actually are seeking and finding His eternal Presence?

I do know this. I am not seeking after a "place" - I am seeking after Him. The one true Elohim of the universe and eternity. And it seems for now, until He returns, that this is the closest I can physically get to Him.

If you have had any similar experiences please write me and tell me about it. Sometimes it helps to know you are not the only one dreaming dreams.

Shalom, shalom.
Nancy
Email: kujawa4sure@gmail.com

Failing to Listen Hurts

Not very many people want to admit that HaShem (G-d) told them to do something and they disobeyed. Today, I had a special "revelation" about my doing just this. I am so sorry to Him and I confess I did not listen to His telling me to do some things for other people He put in my life - THREE times. Here's what I did:

My Disobedience

The first time. I was leaving a parking lot where I had just been interviewed by a local radio station about my job. There was a man standing at the bus stop and I felt like HaShem told me to give him my Bible. I paused a the stop, thought about it, and talked myself out of it. Why? Because I was scared. So, I justified that it was probably not G-d that told me to do this. But, I knew from the pain in my heart that it really was Him and I disobeyed Him.

The second time. I was actually in Israel (seven years ago). It was pouring rain and I was with two friends, we were walking and hurrying to get somewhere. An old man walked by me without an umbrella, and again I felt like HaShem told me to give him my umbrella. It was a split decision, and I failed. I try to justify it that the man would think I was crazy, or interfering. But, again in my heart I knew this was G-d asking me to do something special. I turned to look at the elderly man walking hurriedly away and getting very wet. My heart broke.

The third time. Was quite recently. I was driving home, and an older man at the corner was holding a commercial sign - encouraging people to go to a big liquidation sale of a local store. It was hot out, and again I felt like HaShem told me to buy and bring him a cold bottle of cold water. This one I justified not to do, because I was sure that his company had provided him water. Besides, how embarrassing it would be to get out of my car and hand him a bottle of water at a busy intersection - one that was in my community. And after all, someone might see me. My heart pained me all day long and after for disobeying G-d once again.

Of course, I repented. I asked HaShem to forgive me. I asked Him to please give me other chances. But, the truth is - I failed Him three times.

Here's the revelation. I was thinking about it this morning. What are the three things I repeatedly ask G-d for? I ask for my family and for myself - His provision, His protection and to know Him better (through His Torah and Scripture.) And then it dawned on me. These were EXACTLY the three things He had asked me to do!!!

1. To know Him better through His Word. He asked me to give a man a Bible.
2. For His protection. He asked me to give an elderly man an umbrella to protect him from the rain.
3. For His provision. He asked me to give a bottle of water to a thirsty man on a corner.

I failed to listen. I failed to obey. And I am forever sorry. Here I am asking Him for things that I wouldn't even give to others. Shame on me.

I could tell you from here on out I will try to obey Him - if He ever asks me to do anything! But, truthfully, I will have to be super courageous and wise, and not be stupid like I was before. It's hard.

I'm not sure why I am sharing this. Except maybe to help YOU not to do the same as I did. Instead, if He asks you to do something - hurry to obey! The blessing will be incredible. If you don't do it, the pain is almost unbearable.

Deuteronomy 28:1 "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of Adonai your Elohim, to observe carefully all His Commandments which I command you today, that Adonai your Elohim will set you high above all the nations of the earth." 

Following this verse He lists many blessings we can receive in obedience.

The really sad part about all this is that my job is helping people. I do it every day. But, then when I was asked to do some special things, beyond my daily work - I chose not to listen. However, I will tell you He has asked me to do other things and I have obeyed. And there is no other sweeter thing then to be obedient.

Shalom peace be to you as you strive to listen for His voice, and may He give you courage and strength to follow through with what He has asked you to do.

Nancy

Yeshua the "Post-Incarnate" Emanation

I wanted to share something really interesting. It was said by my friend at Shabbat last week. We were discussing the "Emanations" or manifestations (appearances) of Yehovah (G-d) in the Tanakh ("Old Testament"). Christians will say that the emanations are the "pre-incarnate" Christ. But, we discovered something different.

First some background to this discussion. In studying the Tanakh - particularly the Torah - we see many "appearances" of the "Angel of Adonai (the L-rd)". And as you know, it always turns out that the "Angel" is really Yehovah (G-d). Always.

Look at the story of Samson parents in Judges 13. The "Angel of Adonai" appears to Samson's mother, and then to his father. In fact when Manoah (Samuel's father) first meets the Angel he says,"Are you the Man who spoke to this woman?" He said, "I AM." Judges 13:11. This is a HUGE hint of who this Angel is.

Then they have a discussion about the mother being pregnant and that she is not to drink alcohol or eat anything unclean. Manoah (Samson's father) offers to slaughter an animal and fix it for the Angel to eat. The Angel refuses saying instead make it an offering. Manoah wants to honor the Angel and asks Him His Name. In Judges 13:18 He responds, "Why do you ask My Name, seeing it is Wonderful?" The King James versions uses the word "Secret" and not "Wonderful". In Hebrew "secret" is "pili" which means wonderful or incomprehensible! Surely this must be a true and wonderful emanation of Yehovah!

Next, Manoah sacrifices the animal and something incredible happens. The Angel of Adonai "ascends" toward heaven into the flame of the sacrifice! Judges 13:20 "For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the Angel of Adonai ascended in the flame of the altar." They saw this and fell on their faces! Never will anyone bow down to worship an angel, this had to be an Emanation of Yehovah.

We see many other places where Yehovah "shows up". Over and over again, He is described as an "Angel of Adonai". Until something very different happens. At a time when Rome is in control of Israel, and the Jews are being "tested" in every way, He decides to show up again - only to completely take on the form of a human from conception! He becomes the POST-INCARNATE EMANATION of Yehovah! Yeshua! He "incarnates" the shell of a human body, where as before He just descended as an "Angel". We say "post" because it is after His many visitations throughout history. 

The Word says that He always was, always is, and always will be. And I believe He has always "shown up". And He will "show up" again. One final time. When He gathers His people (those who have joined His Covenant in Israel) to Jerusalem, where He will rule and reign from the Temple. Where a river of healing water will flow out from the Throne (Ezekiel last chapters).

I had never heard it described before that Yeshua (Jesus) was the "post-incarnate" emanation of Yehovah until my friend pointed it out last week. Try to understand this. Sometimes we have to sort of "unwind" what we have learned and let Yehovah download the Truth into our brains. This, I believe, is the Truth. It makes sense, and Scripture supports it.

What do you think? Pray about it.

Blessings and Shalom,
Nancy

Shabbat - A Portal from Heaven

I had an "epiphany" last week when I was thinking about Shabbat. Here it is. Shabbat is HOLY. HaShem says it is. Pretty simple right? Yet totally ignored.

Genesis 2:3  "Elohim blessed the seventh day and separated it as holy; because on that day Elohim rested from all His work which He had created, so that it itself could produce."

If HaShem calls it HOLY then it is. What makes us think anything different? Why then does the world not treat it holy? Why do people continue to work on the Shabbat (seventh day), go to the movies, shopping, etc.? Never pausing to think that this is a sacred day, one set apart especially for us.

What if HaShem is all His greatness opens up the heavens every Shabbat so that we can reach right into heaven and enjoy Him? What if there is kind of a "portal" from heaven, that only on Shabbat will He open and pour down His Shekinah Glory?

What if on this special set apart day He has wonderful visions and gifts for us and we just pass them all by? How horrible this would be.

We need to RESPECT Shabbat. We need to REST on Shabbat. We need to SEEK Him on Shabbat and let go of the world. Just for one day.

Reverence for this Holy Day can start with you and me. We can model it, live it - to our friends and family. And on this special day we can really, really be "one" with Him. There is no other day like it. That's why we are so sad when it is over. Only I think about this, He probably pours out so much love on Shabbat that it overflows in us all week until the next Shabbat when we get filled up again! But, only if we know this.

Enjoy your Shabbats. Deem them as Holy, because they are.

Blessings and Shalom,
Nancy