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Little Priesthood

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I promised to follow up with posts about priesthood so here is a start. I can’t even begin to detail the notes I have on my “notes” AP on my I phone! Instead, I decided to focus on teaching children, which always challenges me to keep it simple! So I’m going to share tidbits from my “Children’s Prayer Workshop”…to be offered at a Birmingham Messianic synagogue during the feast of tabernacles…hereafter to be known as “Tabs”.

I have done puppet ministry in the past but it gets very difficult to lug puppets, keep them from moisture and set up a stage…as this year, i have no helpers.

So OF COURSE..only two weeks away from Sukkot I decide to record videos of the teachings which requires me to learn how to use IMovie and upload all these skits up to YouTube.I’m always stretched in some way during Sukkot because I often volunteer to work with kids. so this time is no exception.

Because of my tendency to bulldoze ahead and neglect the opportunity to allow interaction and participation, i often try to think of a theme that will involve them. So i decided to have a Sukkah House Press Briefing every morning, so that we would be reporters waiting for what Yeshua would say to us at the beginning of the day and we would know what was on His mind! They are all to be investigative reporters and follow up with each session with assignments to interview people at Sukkot with questions relating to the next session. I’ll provide “press badges” and notebooks and pens for their assignments. Each morning when they come in, i’ll give them a chance to come to the microphone to “brief” everyone about their findings. (kids love to get on the microphone).

My plan to teach them about prayer is because i think that this one connector is the connector that will draw children closer to experiencing God for themselves. My plan was to have Bible characters (real people!) talk about their story and exemplify some aspect of prayer. Since my degree was communication, I was taught about the 5 w’s and the 1 “h”; what. when, where, who, why, and how. Each Biblical person will give an answer to one of those questions.

Trying to decide which person to use has been a challenge plus i have an introductory skit that fits into Sukkot, so that is 7 videos. In the introductory skit, I made a connection between what Yeshua said about His house being a “house of prayer for all nations” to the feast of Sukkot that is connected to the nations. https://youtu.be/uaH0Cxq0Obc

The others are, in order: What (is prayer) -Abraham-It is talking AND listening to God. Where do we pray-Jonah-From the belly of a whale! (because no matter what we have done, if we cry out to God, He hears us!) When-Daniel-Pray even if it’s dangerous to pray! Pray at all times! Why-David-to find God’s heart and how music helped him pray. Who-Esther-because she was orphaned and not in control of her circumstances, but God was in control. How-Yeshua-Ask, Seek, Knock..Don’t give up!

I feel like all of these characters show some aspect of the priesthood as well. If i only focus on the priesthood itself, I may lose their interest.

I wish you all a blessed TABS and both the early rain and the latter! IN Yeshua’s name! Amen.

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Messianic Whatchamacallit!

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ImageI’ve got a new blog! It’s called “spiritfilledhebraicmindset.com. You may be able to find it by googling it but don’t look at it on your mobile device yet because it looks discombobulated. I will be doing links but right now there are none. I am wanting a messianic fellowship in our area that is cell group based. That means we are working very hard to put those things in place and overcome issues (there can be so many in a home setting that can detract from serving Yahweh. It’s all those darn “other” messianic whatchamacallits...) Why is this part red??

I am encouraged that there are also many other small fellowships that are trying to be “concentrated-orange juice” small groups without compromising their doctrine, and who also, are multiplying by discipling others.

So my blog really is about the subject of the .com name, but it has our small group name as the title page…Upper Room Messianic Fellowship. There are so many groups and congregations that have begun one way and end up another. I’m hoping that the vision (which He tells us to write down and I have) does  not get adjusted unless I did not understand the vision. I believe the Ruach CHodesh inside me will lead me. You always  have to believe that.

I found, however, a wonderful summary on IHOP’s web site (International House of Prayer) about the history of the messianic movement. I’m linking here.

http://www.stucom.nl/document/0122uk.pdf

The two top things that propelled this movement to what it is today is found on page 14 of the document (if you want to skip all of it for time’s sake), are history and evangelism. Awesome! Ie., the Six Day War and the Jesus Movement.

However, I found a disgruntled believer (not that that’s bad) here that said that the whole concept (Daniel Juster) was wrong or disallusioning. I’m posting that here. http://www.seedofabraham.net/gmesjud.html

Summary: The whole idea of messianic Judaism was to win the Jews to Messiah. Now the author of this is Avram Yehoshua. I didn’t realize this until I observed the author’s name…I’ve met him and his wife. They are really pretty solid folks but I am telling you, he is an evangelist! If anyone is around him in a restarant or book store or coffee shop, they will get a gospel message from him. That’s why I find this so hilarious! His point: Don’t just do this to win the Jews. Do the things you do for Him because He said to do them. Check them both out! Some of these articles are dated but still timely.

A real marriage will change you because you are joined to another person.  The wife, she must learn to obey her husband. The  husband, He must clearly convey his desires and expectations to His wife. (But)We know that man gets in the way.

Aye, there’s the rub. What is He telling you today about gatherings and structure and doctrine for the return of Messiah? I think He wants a Hebraic bride. What does that mean? All the Jewish trappings put on a gentile bride? Or does He want her to just listen to Him and stay true to the covenant?

Great articles here both of them. Enjoy!