Saturday, I attended a Messianic Jewish Congregation—Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua ( Jesus’ original name in Hebrew) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world.
I wanted to learn more about the Jewish Yeshua, and find my Jewish roots.
The service began with a rabbi blowing the ram’s horn called the shofar. The eerie sound reminded me of the Israelites marching around the wall of Jericho in silence and the priests blowing the shofar.
Worship and praise commenced, there was communion, tithing, reading from the Torah, and a message from the rabbi—“Uzziyahu—What is the source of YOUR strength?”
*Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king over Israel, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years.
*He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.
*He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God.
*As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
*Uzziah was successful because he allowed God to help him.
*Over many years, Uzziah became prideful and that led to his downfall.
“Beloved, you must realize the source of your strength is from God, less you become prideful.
In your weakness, God is able to do great things.
God shows His stuff when you are hurting.
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During difficult times, be rooted in the word of God.
Prepare yourself to hear the tangible voice of God.
Do what’s right in God’s eyes. Go after God…not your own desires.
God takes situations that are less than optimal and shows us who He is.”
If you realize that you can’t do it in your own power, it is then that you will receive true strength.
I left more established in my Jewish roots. I discovered the same Jesus that lives in my heart, lives in theirs too. I walked out into the cool air, and a sense of peace enveloped me. Now, with better clarity of the One who is the source of my strength, I felt a little stronger to face the rest of my day.
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“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
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