“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:10-12 HCSB
I just recently attended a Messianic Youth Camp in Anadarko, Oklahoma called Camp Yeshua in the summer of 2017. I was a part of the staff, but I also got to participate in all the activities. 😉 The theme this year was “multiply”. Each day we talked about a different topic that related back to the subject, multiply. A lot stuck out to me this past week as we dug into the Scriptures and studied what it means to multiply, which can be done in so many different ways!
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: You are to labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God….” (Ex. 20:8-10 HCSB). So the Bible says that we are to rest on the Lord’s Sabbath. We are not to do any work. It is the Lord’s day. We are to honor Him, and He also blessed us with the rest. When we start the week, most of us dread the work week and a lot of us work in a negative or stressful environment, and have no peace! Let me ask a question. Should we only have peace on the Sabbath? Let me ask another question. Do you only want peace just on the Sabbath? Let’s hope not! So, here’s the real question! How do we maintain that Sabbath peace throughout the week?
The title above are words that stuck out to me in a song called Heroes by Amanda Cook. I decided to look up some deeper meaning with the word dance. There are many different Hebrew words for dance. However, the most general word that means to dance or whirl, is karar (kaw-rar’). Next, we will break down the Hebrew word into it’s letters, and connect the meaning of each letter. Karar is made up of one Kaf and two letters of Resh. The gematria (numerical) value of the letter Kaf is twenty, and it’s pictograph looks like the palm of a hand. The gematria of the letter Resh is 200, and it’s pictograph looks like the head of a man.
I live in the basement at our house, and the phone service and internet is often very slow. One morning I woke up and got very frustrated that I couldn’t get access to what I needed at the time (I’m not a morning person, so that could be part of the problem, lol). As I began to get ready for work that morning, I asked myself, “what spiritual lesson could I learn from slow internet access?” I’ve always loved looking at situations and thinking how they could be applied in a spiritual lesson. Not all situations are easy enough to turn around that way, but sometimes it completely switches the mood and atmosphere when you do look at it how God may look at it; it’s as if you’re seeing the situation through His eyes. Anyways, back to the lesson that I learned from having slow internet. I almost instantly got a revelation.