Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters
The shortest Scripture in the Bible yet one of the most powerful. As I went on my virtual tour through the tunnels and the walls of the old city I could picture Yeshua walking through there. I could see His Feet His sandals I could picture Him falling to His knees weeping over Jerusalem. Over the Temple that would be destroyed in 70 years which He foretold. His heart breaking for what must take place all because we rebelled in the Garden of Eden. His heart's desire was always one for friendship and relationship! It still is today! Yet I know for myself I get so busy I barely have enough time for Him. Yeshua was only in Jerusalem during the different feasts and festivals ordained by God. I think partly because He knew and hated what was going on at the time, for example when he chased out the money changers and tax collectors declaring "His house was to be a house of prayer". He knew the Pharisees and Sadducees hearts weren't fully committed to God instead they preferred their positions and putting heavy yokes on the people.
I think that's a few reasons why He stayed amongst the people in the villages and the country sides. They were sheep without shepherds and He came and shepherd them. They were drawn to Him not because of any outward beauty but because of His inner beauty and the love they felt. He taught as many as would listen the true way of following the Torah. He did not get rid of it He simply put it into perspective. He made it simple and easy to follow and understand. There were those who came only for what they could get, a healing. He knew that there were also those who received healings and continued to follow after Him not just because of what He did but because they recognize who He was. Their Messiah, the Truth, the Way and the Light. Why? Because he taught them the way to walk in the truth of the Torah.
Sometimes I wonder if I had been born then would I have recognized who He really was. Would I have been one of His followers even after they crucified Him. Would I have believe the reports of His resurrection, I pray I would have been but I can't say for certain. Although I was raised to believe in God it wasn't until my early 20s that I decided that He was real and I surrendered my heart and life to Him. There have been wilderness times and dry spells in my walk but He has never let me go, never left me no matter what I've said or done!
Whenever I've cried out to Him He's right there waiting to pick me up and hold me tight. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that the very God of the universe holds me safely and securely in His Hands and no being or no one can snatch me out of it, John 10:27-29! When Yeshua wept that day I believe he was interceding on behalf of all the people for the whole world. He never thought of Himself it was always us and it still is today. He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25, Romans 8:25-26. This great High Priest who wept for us. Is this not a call to prayer for us as well to stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters for all who are made in the image of God. He paid the ultimate price for their salvation, let us intercede as well on their behalf. It is not just a call it is a privilege to come before the very throne of God with all types of prayers.
B'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach, Amen
In His Love, Theresa
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