the last of 2011,
we spend the end of 2011 at the lake fishing and hanging out,
and for the news......
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when we first got Sh'ma and he was able to walk we took him outside in hopes that we could teach him to go outside with the dogs. NOPE cats if they don't want to go outside they don't go outside so we gave up on this thought and broke down and got a littler box. but since the litter box Sh'ma wants nothing to do with going out side at all. everytime I take him outside just holding him he wants to go back inside even crying to go back in. well today I was cleaning off the front portch (MUCH NEEDED) and I left the door open so I could keep an eye on the girls. Since Elijah wont go to far and Sh'ma is scared of outside I wasn't worried. well look who wandered out....
when it was time to come inside he was ready.....
Tonight we were sitting at home resting watching Facing the Giants one of our favorite movies, The main character asked his wife "if GOD never gives us children whould you still love him?" For some reason that really spoke to me tonight and I asked that question of myself ~If God asked me if your husband is stuck in this job and you never get out would you still love Him? If He never again has his own ministry and He never USES you again in ministry would you still love HIM? Yes. as fustrated as I have been this year He has still blessed us and I have nothing to feel lacking in my life. I have a wonderful Husband who love GOD and loves me, wonderful Children that GOD has intrusted in my care and amazes me with every day, a roof over my head, food on my table, people around me that if I needed them they would be there for me, what more should I want? If that is all GOD wants of me that is enough.
as we end the Gagorian Year I ask myself what do I want to strive for in myself this year..... the answer simply is that I don't want to worry about what I WANT I want to think about what HE wants from me.
HE has called to be to be HIS CHILD, a WIFE, A mother, A teacher, A singer and a keeper of the home and I need to focus on those things first and formost.
AND IF and WHEN HE wants more from me I will be ready to answer HIS CALL.
Psa_27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
the final question is will I be content with his will in my life?
I hope this speaks to you who read this too in some way!!!
yesterday was Roberts' family dinner and presents!!! Ryan and Devin came up for the occation and we had a wonderful dinner and family time. we also opened presents!!! We got some great gifts but I don't want to post every photo of what we got this year it takes so long to upload so I am posting an album of all the Chanukkah pics on the side ----------------------------------------------------> so if you get a few minutes look through the pics!!! here are some of my favorite pics of yesterday!!!!
Exo 30:1-10 "You shall make an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood. (2) A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width—it shall be square—and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it. (3) And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around, and its horns with pure gold; and you shall make for it a molding of gold all around. (4) Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the molding on both its sides. You shall place them on its two sides, and they will be holders for the poles with which to bear it. (5) You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. (6) And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you. (7) "Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. (8) And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations. (9) You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it. (10) And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
Lev 16:12-13 Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil. (13) And he shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die.
Psa 36:7-10 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. (8) They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. (9) For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. (10) Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Rev 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Rev 8:3-4 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. (4) And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.
Ptay for YHVH to bring you to know yourselves to be shining lights in Yeshua "in your light we see light"
Yesterday we had a wonderful Family day at Lake Havasu. we got to catch blue gill fish. the girls had a great time. after dinner at del taco we came home and lit the candles. here are some of my favorite pics from Yesterday .....
And my final Photo from Yesterday is my favorite. This photo I took of Tyna and Kat. I love how it came out. they look so pretty and so much older in this photo not so much like little girls but like Young ladies. They are growing up so fast. they are trying so hard to follow God and be obediant and be modest. It is heartwarming that is for sure.
Rom 6:1-8:2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? (2) Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? (3) Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? (4) Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, (6) knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. (7) For he who has died has been freed from sin. (8) Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, (9) knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. (10) For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. (11) Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (12) Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. (13) And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. (14) For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (15) What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! (16) Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? (17) But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. (18) And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. (19) I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. (20) For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. (21) What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. (22) But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. (23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (7:1) Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? (2) For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. (3) So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. (4) Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. (5) For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. (6) But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. (7) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET." (8) But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. (9) I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. (10) And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. (11) For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. (12) Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. (13) Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. (14) For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. (15) For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. (16) If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. (17) But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. (18) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. (19) For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. (20) Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. (21) I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. (22) For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. (23) But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (24) O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? (25) I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. (8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
That we can comprehend out new identity respond to call to be lights and to recognize our servanthood to the King
Last night we had a Hanukkah party inviting all of the messianics here in town most of them came some couldn't and they were missed.
we had some great food
here is a couple of my fav pics
More pics on facebook. sorry it is late and I need to go to bed.
Exo 27:20-21 "And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually. (21) In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel.
Mat 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. (14) And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?" (15) But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. (16) When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. (17) And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Mar 14:1-11 After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death. (2) But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people." (3) And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. (4) But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted? (5) For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they criticized her sharply. (6) But Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. (7) For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. (8) She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial. (9) Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her." (10) Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. (11) And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.
Luk 22:39-46 Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. (40) When He came to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." (41) And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed, (42) saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done." (43) Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. (44) And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (45) When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. (46) Then He said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation."
Luk 24:50-53 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. (51) Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. (52) And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, (53) and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
Act 1:1-11 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, (2) until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, (3) to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. (4) And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; (5) for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." (6) Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" (7) And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. (8) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (9) Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. (10) And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, (11) who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Pray that the Anointing spirit of Messiah will be the clear, pure oil which fuels the flames of our faith , broadcasting the brilliance of the Kingdom to all those around us.
So tonight was more about SHabbat then Chanukkah which is as it should be. Chanukkah in not a commanded feast and Shbbat is. I am so thankful for Our Father's apointed times the weekly sabbath is a day of rest in God's word a time spent as a holy convication with family and friends. time to worship our Father and spend time with HIM. A most wonderful Gift given to us each week.
the pie behind is grasshopper pie the pudding cups in front were desert tonight.
YUMMY so yummy it almost didn't make it to today. this is my Mom's Blueberry suprise cake and I added orange frosting to the top OMG so YUMMY we tasted just a sliver of it and I think we should tell everyone it is bad so I can have it all to my self.\
that is it for me today is going to be FUN!!! can't wait til tonight!!!
Gen 1:14-19 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; (15) and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. (16) Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. (17) God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, (18) and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. (19) So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Psa 19:1-14 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. (2) Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. (3) There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. (4) Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, (5) Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. (6) Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. (7) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; (8) The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; (9) The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. (10) More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. (11) Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. (12) Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. (13) Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. (14) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
Psa 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light
Psa 37:5-6 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. (6) He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
Psa 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psa 119:130 The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Isa 51:4-8 "Listen to Me, My people; And give ear to Me, O My nation: For law will proceed from Me, And I will make My justice rest As a light of the peoples. (5) My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait upon Me, And on My arm they will trust. (6) Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, The earth will grow old like a garment, And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished. (7) "Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My law: Do not fear the reproach of men, Nor be afraid of their insults. (8) For the moth will eat them up like a garment, And the worm will eat them like wool; But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation from generation to generation."
Prayer: That YHVH will open our eveys so that we may behold the wonderful things from His Torah ( Psalms 119:18)
Recap of last night:
Well lets just say tonight we rested, no one really felt like doing the craft so we will be doing it on saturday afternoon instead. we still lit the candles and we still made latka but tonight we made cottage cheese and garlic latkas ( OH YEAH SO GOOD)
we got some things done today like Sh'ma got a bath
And it was Jackie's turn to light the Chanukkiah which she was excited to do.
But other than that we were pretty boring just hanging out watching movies resting since I had an allergy issues all day yesterday.
anyways that is it for me Shalom ....
1Ki 19:10 So he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."
Lam 2:9 Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the nations; The Law is no more, And her prophets find no vision from the LORD.
Act 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law;
Tit 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, (12) teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (14) who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
and out of Maccabees....
1Ma 2:27 And Mattathias cried throughout the citie with a loud voyce, saying, Whosoeuer is zealous of the law, and maintaineth the couenant, let him follow me.
1Ma 4:1-61 Then took Gorgias five thousand footmen, and a thousand of the best horsemen, and remooued out of the camp by night: (2) To the end he might rush in vpon the camp of the Iewes, and smite them suddenly. And the men of the fortresse were his guides. (3) Now when Iudas heard thereof, hee himselfe remooued, and the valiant men with him, that hee might smite the Kings armie which was at Emmaus, (4) While as yet the forces were dispersed from the campe. (5) In the meane season came Gorgias by night into the campe of Iudas: and when hee found no man there, hee sought them in the mountaines: for said hee, these fellowes flee from vs. (6) But assoone as it was day, Iudas shewed himselfe in the plaine with three thousand men, who neuerthelesse had neither armour, nor swordes to their mindes. (7) And they sawe the campe of the heathen, that it was strong, and well harnessed, and compassed round about with horsemen; and these were expert of warre. (8) Then said Iudas to the men that were with him: feare ye not their multitude, neither be ye afraid of their assault (9) Remember how our fathers were deliuered in the red Sea, when Pharao pursued them with an armie. (10) Now therfore let vs crie vnto heauen, if peraduenture the Lord wil haue mercie vpon vs, and remember the couenant of our fathers, and destroy this hoste before our face this day. (11) That so all the heathen may know that there is one, who deliuereth and saueth Israel. (12) Then the strangers lift vp their eyes, & saw them coming ouer against them. (13) Wherefore they went out of the campe to battell, but they that were with Iudas sounded their trumpets. (14) So they ioyned battell, and the heathen being discomfited, fled into the plaine. (15) Howbeit all the hindmost of them were slaine with the sword: for they pursued them vnto Gazera, and vnto the plaines of Idumea, and Azotus, and Iamnia, so that there were slaine of them, vpon a three thousand men. (16) This done, Iudas returned againe with his hoste fro pursuing them, (17) And said to the people, Bee not greedie of the spoiles, in as much as there is a battell before vs, (18) And Gorgias and his hoste are here by vs in the mountaine, but stand ye now against your enemies, and ouercome them, & after this you may boldly take the spoiles. (19) As Iudas was yet speaking these words, there appeared apart of them looking out of the mountaine. (20) Who when they perceiued that the Iewes had put their hoste to flight, and were burning the tents: (for the smoke that was seene declared what was done) (21) When therefore they perceiued these things, they were sore afraid, and seeing also the hoste of Iudas in the plaine ready to fight: (22) They fled euery one into the land of strangers. (23) Then Iudas returned to spoile the tents, where they got much golde, and siluer, and blew silke, and purple of the sea, and great riches. (24) After this, they went home, and sung a song of thankesgiuing, & praised the Lord in heauen: because it is good, because his mercie endureth for euer. (25) Thus Israel had a great deliuerance that day. (26) Now all the strangers that had escaped, came and told Lysias what had happened. (27) Who when hee heard thereof, was confounded, and discouraged, because neither such things as he would, were done vnto Israel, nor such things as the king commanded him were come to passe. (28) The next yeere therefore following, Lysias gathered together threescore thousand choice men of foote, and fiue thousand horsemen, that he might subdue them. (29) So they came into Idumea, and pitched their tents at Bethsura, and Iudas met with them ten thousand men. (30) And when he saw that mighty armie, he prayed, and said, Blessed art thou, O sauiour of Israel, who diddest quaile the violence of the mighty man by the hand of thy seruant Dauid, and gauest, the host of strangers into the hands of Ionathan the sonne of Saul, and his armour bearer. (31) Shut vp this armie in the hand of thy people Israel, and let them be confounded in their power and horsemen. (32) Make them to be of no courage, and cause the boldnesse of their strength to fall away, & let them quake at their destruction. (33) Cast them downe with the sword of them that loue thee, and let all those that know thy name, praise thee with thanksgiuing. (34) So they ioyned battaile, and there were slaine of the host of Lysias about fiue thousand men, euen before them were they slaine. (35) Now when Lysias saw his armie put to flight, and the manlinesse of Iudas souldiers, and how they were ready, either to liue or die valiantly, he went into Antiochia, and gathered together a company of strangers, and hauing made his armie greater then it was, he purposed to come againe into Iudea. (36) Then saide Iudas and his brethren, behold our enemies are discomfited: let vs goe vp to cleanse, and dedicate the Sanctuarie. (37) Upon this all the host assembled themselues together, and went vp into mount Sion. (38) And when they saw the sanctuarie desolate, and the altar prophaned, and the gates burnt vp, and shrubs growing in the courts, as in a forrest, or in one of the mountaines, yea and the priests chambers pulled downe, (39) They rent their clothes, and made great lamentation, and cast ashes vpon their heads, (40) And fell downe flat to the ground vpon their faces, and blew an alarme with the trumpets, and cried towards heauen. (41) Then Iudas appointed certaine men to fight against those that were in the fortresse, vntill he had clensed the Sanctuarie. (42) So he chose priests of blamelesse conuersation, such as had pleasure in the law. (43) Who cleansed the Sanctuarie, and bare out the defiled stones into an vncleane place. (44) And when as they consulted what to doe with the altar of burnt offrings which was prophaned, (45) They thought it best to pull it downe, lest it should be a reproch to them, because the heathen had defiled it; wherefore they pulled it downe, (46) And laide vp the stones in the mountaine of the temple in a conuenient place, vntill there should come a Prophet, to shew what should be done with them. (47) Then they tooke whole stones according to the law, and built a new altar, according to the former: (48) And made vp the Sanctuarie, and the things that were within the temple, and hallowed the courts. (49) They made also new holy vessels, and into the temple they brought the candlesticke, and the altar of burnt offerings, and of incense, and the table. (50) And vpon the altar they burnt incense, and the lamps that were vpon the candlesticke they lighted, that they might giue light in the temple. (51) Furthermore they set the loaues vpon the table, and spread out the veiles, and finished all the workes which they had begunne to make. (52) Now on the fiue and twentieth day of the ninth moneth, (which is called the moneth Casleu) in the hundreth fourty and eight yeere they rose vp betimes in the morning, (53) And offered sacrifice according to the law vpon the new altar of burnt offerings, which they had made. (54) Looke at what time, and what day the heathen had prophaned it, euen in that was it dedicated with songs, and cittherns, and harpes, & cimbals. (55) Then all the people fell vpon their faces, worshipping and praising the God of heauen, who had giuen them good successe. (56) And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight dayes, and offered burnt offerings with gladnesse, and sacrificed the sacrifice of deliuerance and praise. (57) They deckt also the forefront of the temple with crownes of gold; and with shields, and the gates, and the chambers they renewed and hanged doores vpon them. (58) Thus was there very great gladnesse among the people, for that the reproch of the heathen was put away. (59) Moreouer Iudas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel ordained that the daies of the dedication of the altar, should be kept in their season from yeere to yeere by the space of eight dayes, from the fiue and twentieth day of the moneth Casleu, with mirth and gladnesse. (60) At that time also they builded vp the mount Sion with high walles, and strong towres round about, lest the Gentiles should come & tread it downe, as they had done before. (61) And they set there a garison to keepe it: and fortified Bethsura to preserue it, that the people might haue a defence against Idumea.
PRayer: That we can build our family values and Ideals from the word of God and become united in vision and goals for His service.
Recap of last night:
last night we went to bible study at MCF but before we left we lite the Chanukkiah and put up a new candle in the wallhanging,
the church was decorated and Kat took some pics....
Our Craft yesterday was a home made chanukkiah.....
that is the end of our night we had a blessed time at service fellowshiping with friends and making new ones.
Exo 25:31-39 "You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece. (32) And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side. (33) Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower—and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand. (34) On the lampstand itself four bowls shall be made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower. (35) And there shall be a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand. (36) Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece; all of it shall be one hammered piece of pure gold. (37) You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it. (38) And its wick-trimmers and their trays shall be of pure gold. (39) It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.
Exo 37:17-27 He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece. (18) And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side. (19) There were three bowls made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower—and so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. (20) And on the lampstand itself were four bowls made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower. (21) There was a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches extending from it. (22) Their knobs and their branches were of one piece; all of it was one hammered piece of pure gold. (23) And he made its seven lamps, its wick-trimmers, and its trays of pure gold. (24) Of a talent of pure gold he made it, with all its utensils. (25) He made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit—it was square—and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it. (26) And he overlaid it with pure gold: its top, its sides all around, and its horns. He also made for it a molding of gold all around it. (27) He made two rings of gold for it under its molding, by its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to bear it.
Zec 4:1-14 Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. (2) And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I said, "I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. (3) Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left." (4) So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?" (5) Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord." (6) So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. (7) 'Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of "Grace, grace to it!" ' " (8) Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying: (9) "The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know That the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. (10) For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the LORD, Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth." (11) Then I answered and said to him, "What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?" (12) And I further answered and said to him, "What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?" (13) Then he answered me and said, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord." (14) So he said, "These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth."
Joh 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Rev 1:12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
Rev 1:13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. Rev 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
Prayer: That through this study we can precieve God's watchfulness and care over our individual, familly and community lives as we join in His covenant.