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Stay in the Box, Jack!

Stay in the box, Jack!

I am sure many of us can remember the boxed toy “Jack-in-the-Box” that when the handle was cranked, that catchy song would play; leading up to “Jack” popping out of the box. The younger children would laugh and wait in anticipation for “Jack” to jump out of the box, but as the children grew older, were no longer interested in Jack-in-the-Box (Poor Jack!). But what if in life, following Adonai’s Path, HE wanted us to remain under HIS PROTECTIVE COVERING (a box, such as a Sukkah- awesome observation, TEKOA!). The Father wants us under HIS Covering in order to be protected from the serpents.

After receiving a hurtful text “I do not live in a box” after my loving reminder that not all movies are good choices just because they claim to be Christian, verifies this is truly a heart matter.

Teens today have many obstacles and side attractions that are taking preeminence; leading them with distractions that are turning the tables of what has real validity.  Social media, movies and sitcoms of today’s desires (feeding the Nefesh), Facebook, and super heroes (shouldn’t Adonai be the real Hero?) are taking precedence of Torah- G-d’s Instructions.

Sadly, many teens today are becoming caught up in a snare by not having discernment, and the “Destroyer” has already set up the bait.

Many teens in the world have never lived a life where having a love for the Torah (G-d’s Instructions) are considered. Instead, they are raised up by their own” needs and wants” of the Nefesh. Unfortunately, they are not receiving good wisdom and godly counsel for guidance, only the poor guidance of their desires. “These desires mirror television, movies, games, and internet images of the beast; they do not look into the perfect Torah of Liberty as a mirror by which to measure their behavior.”[1]

Unfortunately, many teens are becoming desensitized by self-deceptions that stem from fear and pride. Many feel as though they have to “fit-in” in order to be accepted. Believers feel as though they can’t speak the truth about their Savior in case they offend.  Are stubborn agendas getting in the way of Abba’s Will? Yes! Believers, as well as unbelievers can easily fall into “self-deception.” Believers are not exempt from falling into self-deceit, which is a sickness of lies from the accuser- Ha’satan! We need to realize that Torah is written on our heart.

“The heart is more deceitful than anything else
and mortally sick. Who can fathom it? [2]–Jeremiah 17:9 CJB

“A disciple of Yeshua Messiah is one who is in the transformational process of removing veils of self-deceit in order to find truth. “[3][4]

“A true disciple finds the word of truth through obedience to the Living Torah by practicing an ongoing lifestyle of leaning into the discomfort of finding or removing his own distorted beliefs and attitudes.” [5][6]

We need to fully rely on the Ruach Ha’Kodesh as our Comforter, and Compass, to keep us on the NARROW PATH. When we do not compare distortions to the Word of God, and begin to justify our ways and behaviors that do not line up with HaShem, we place ourselves on a slippery slope with an opened invitation for the Adversary. Some people deceive their own hearts when they believe that they are saved alone by grace, but continue to live in disobedience. We cannot continue to disobey the Living Torah!

Greg Bahnsen (1995), a Christian Apologist wrote, “There is something of a cognitive mess at the core of our lives. We are inconsistent in our choices, incoherent in our convictions, persuaded where we ought not to be, and deluded that we know ourselves transparently.”  This describes Balaam and believers.

  • Balaam was so distracted and arrogant that when the donkey wasn’t responding to his demands, and began to yell at a talking donkey –Self-deception misses the miracles.
  • Balaam was so blinded by his own self-will that HaShem uncovered his eyes so that he could see the Angel standing in front of him. How interesting that he chose to not listen to sound advice, he had to see it instead. We are deceived when we don’t listen to “Good Counsel.”
  • Balaam tells the Angel of Adonai, “I didn’t know you opposed me in the path I’m taking.” Really? Didn’t G-d already tell him “You shall not go?”  –We lie to ourselves with self-deception.
  • Balaam says, “If it is evil in your eyes (but not mine). I shall return.” He already knew HaShem knew it was evil, but his willingness to comply with HIS will was reluctant. He obviously didn’t agree that was a bad idea. When we question G-d’s will and think we know a better way, we self-deceive.
  • Balak was so fearful of Israel’s’ presence [7]

We need to elevate ourselves, our attitudes, what we watch, say (Text), and do. We self-deceive and place ourselves in bondage when we ignore g-dly wisdom from others, disrespect our elders, think our way is better, justify our own desires, ignore the effects of our sins, remain unteachable by not listening to Good Counsel, and remain passive to Torah.

Self-deception is sorcery (witchcraft) and accompanies disobedience. The Father’s children should not depend on goods (materialistic items), money, titles, honors, accomplishments, or on people to make them feel good about themselves. We, as His children, need to depend on the Father in Heaven.

Yeshua tells us : The Truth Will Make You Free!

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”[8] John 8:31-32

A true Disciple is able to teach another person how to discern from “Self-Deceit” because they are obedient to Adonai’s Word–living and walking in the Way.

The Torah is a mirror that removes the distortions from man’s ideas.  A person who does not remain in the teachings of the Torah is a poor marksman. His eyes deceive him. Sadly, deceived believers may be a leader and misleading many others.

According to Crosswalk (dot) com .70% of teens end up leaving the churches, but after a while two-thirds return. But it said mainly they leave because it’s not important to them.

Though one would hope they would actually leave the churches because of “Doctrines of Man” and the antisemitism of “Replacement Theology” to study Torah, sadly, this isn’t the case, I believe, in most cases for teens alone.

So the question is, “Why don’t they feel church is important?”  I conclude that many place their Nefesh (a bundle of appetites, desires, and intellect) above their Ruach (spirit), and they are allowing the Nefesh to lead. I would suggest that social media and “other” worldly interests are taking priority. Some may see hypocrisy and they want to hang out with friends; having no interest in obedience to the 10 Commandments, and a good portion of students do not want to have accountability for their choices and/or lifestyles (so much corruption in movies , TV and music) with much confusion.—Self-Deception runs deep.

There is another issue that teens struggle with and that’s with concrete evidence. If they do not understand something, and it really doesn’t pertain to them as a tangible, they find it hard to believe it if it doesn’t appear to fit their needs personally. It really doesn’t help when school curriculum is all based on concrete evidence, not faith. Obviously, one doesn’t need faith to believe that 2×2=4. That understanding is learned.

Ha’satan is working overtime whispering lies to our children—adding to self-deception. If Ha’satan can convince our children that not all of the 10 Commandments are important (becoming passive and ignoring HIS SABBATHS), prey on their weakness, or puff them up on their strengths, then he (Ha’satan) can get them to sabotage themselves (in sin) just like when Balaam deceived the Israelites to mix sexually (corruption) with the Moabites. It was the Moabites who tempted the Israelite men to commit adultery and idolatry. The Adversary will use what people “like” against them to fall. The Nefesh (a bundle of appetites, desires, and intellect) is very strong, and if we allow it rise up above our Ruach (Spirit), we place our Ruach under our heel—at ground level. That isn’t a good place to be (ground level is placed in the dirt).

It seems today that most teens in America are given almost everything instantly. For example, they have an abundance of clothing, car, play money, trips, the newest devises, music downloads, X-boxes and more. I am not alluding to they shouldn’t have any clothes, and a phone, I am just pointing out that in the Western world it doesn’t appear many are working hard for “wanted” items. It is as if it’s given just as quickly as getting results from a touch screen instant gratification. The Nefesh doesn’t like the words “no” or “wait”. It thinks it is going to die. If you can recall Esau, he sold his birthright for some red soup. He thought he was going to die, He wasn’t going to die, he wanted what he wanted and NOW!

Balaam’s sin was a heart matter and left to his Nefesh (Soul/flesh) to lead, not his Ruach (spirit). Because of that being left unchecked to accountability in HIS righteousness, he devised wicked plans. His sin came from the fourth of the “Wicked Lamp” which is an abomination. Interestingly enough, the presence of the Adversary can work for good if it reveals a heart sickness that the individual can choose to remove with the Helper, the Ruach Ha’Kodesh (Holy Spirit).[9]

It is very interesting that “Balaam” means “Burning” such as the burning of the desires of the Nefesh. Balak” means Destroyer-no promise of Eternal Good.

“This is the sin of Balaam, setting our minds on our own interests, not Adonai’s, which calls for suffering, which call for suffering at times. To resist the times of suffering is to resist the Spirit of Adonai, which demands suffering in order to demonstrate the Holy Spirit of Resurrection Power. Resisting the suffering transforms us, like the Angel of the Lord against Balaam, into an Adversary, a Satan, because our way was contrary to the Father’s!”[10]

What or who do we “mirror” with our actions and attitudes? Our hearts really are a heart matter and reflect who we are. Who/what are we listening to? Do we want our ears tickled? What kind of movies are we watching at the expense of our Spirit being forced to watch? Are we holding our Ruach captive to the desires of the Nefesh?  Are we entertaining our Nefesh by justifying poor reasoning, and dancing with forbidden fruit? –A heart matter, indeed. “WWJD?” Yeshua/Jesus would be following the Ancient Path of the Father in obedience (Living the 10 Commandments, keeping Sabbaths, keeping dietary laws, keeping the Feasts, and living Torah), not entertaining HIS thoughts with corruption.

We, as believers, and even unbelievers, need to understand the despondency of the 7 abominations that G-d hates.

Proverbs 6:16-19

  • A proud look
  • A lying tongue
  • Hands that shed innocent blood
  • A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations/plans
  • Feet that be swift in running to mischief/evil
  • A false witness that speaketh lies
  • He that soweth discord among brethren.

We need to have GOOD COUNSEL and HIS discernment where we are getting our information from. Are we seeking those who have no relationship with the Father and/or despise HIS name and willfully living in sin for advice? Are we listening to others who are speaking negatively (Evil Speak) without hope for others? Are we listening to Ha’satan whisper lies into our ears? Perhaps we should go to the individual for truth (having godly wisdom) before seeking to have our ears tickled.

The Adversary has many angles to work on our children. After all, he is an expert in his work—the father of lies!

When teens (and people in general) are unable to accept certain Biblical truths because there are no tangibles, and it doesn’t meet their needs personally, have lost interest in Biblical teachings (Tanakh- OT), fallen into false teachings that the law was abolished, become desensitized from loving-kindness by disrespecting elders, expecting instant gratification, and to be compensated (lusts of the flesh/Nefesh from feeling slighted), it really comes down to “heart” matters and self-deceit, as well as listening to the lies of Ha’satan.

Eve (Chavah) was asked by the serpent, “Did He really say……?” Had Chavah gone back to the Father before answering, the outcome for her would have been different. Also, we have “Doubting Thomas” who wouldn’t believe the resurrected Christ/Yeshua without feeling HIS Wounds, seeing it for himself. This is a tangible. Faith by believing in the hope He has given us is to be praised!

 John 20:29Yeshua said to him, “Have you trusted because you have seen me? How blessed are those who do not see, but trust anyway!” [11]

Abba loves us so much. He desires for us to Follow HIM—HIS WAY, no ours. Man’s ways lead to destruction, HIS WAY leads to Life Eternity through the Living Water. He is the Bread of Life through YESHUA!

We need to be careful how we treat HIS Messengers.

Proverbs 14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. [12]


Perhaps, we, like Jack, need to get back in the box, THE SUKKAH, under HIS Covering—HIS PROTECTION—HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

“The seventh (and final) feast given to Israel is called Sukkot (סֻכּוֹת) or the “Feast of Tabernacles.” Sukkot is observed in the fall, from the 15th to the 22nd of Tishri. During this time many Jewish families construct a sukkah (סֻכָּה), a small hastily built hut in which meals are eaten throughout the festival. The sukkah is used to remember the huts [plural: sukkot] Israel lived in during their 40 year sojourn in the desert after the exodus from Egypt.

You shall keep the Feast of Sukkot seven days, when you have gathered in the produce… You shall rejoice in your feast… because the LORD your G-d will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful. (Deut. 16:13-15)

From a spiritual perspective, Sukkot corresponds to the joy of knowing your sins were forgiven (during Yom Kippur), and also recalls G-d’s miraculous provision and care after the deliverance from bondage in Egypt (Lev. 23:43). Prophetically, Sukkot anticipates the coming kingdom of Yeshua the Messiah wherein all the nations shall come up to Jerusalem to worship the LORD during the festival (see Zech. 14:16). Today Sukkot is a time to remember G-d’s Sheltering Presence and Provision for us for the start of the New Year. In light of the work of Yeshua as our Kohen Gadol (high priest) of the New Covenant, we now have access to the Heavenly Temple of G-d (Heb. 4:16). We are now members of the greater Temple of His body; we are now part of His great Sukkah!” [13]

We need to have Teshuva (repent and return to HIM), and have a desire to follow HIM –HIS WAY. We need to stop justifying our own ways (Spiritual adultery), and value HaShems’ Word (TORAH-YESHUA) completely. We need to have a change of heart—one that is flesh, not hardened. It is so important we have a true relationship with our Father Abba, our Creator; honoring HIS Name on High. And allow the Ruach Ha’Kodesh in our lives for comfort and good counsel.

I pray that believers in the body will stop acting like the wild beast of the field, stop allowing the lil’ Esau’s from selling their birthright for red soup (desires by justifying, which is self-deceit), and set fear and pride aside (under the heel) by honoring one another; giving all glory back to Father Abba.

Let’s join together under Adonai’s protective covering, HIS Cloud of righteousness, His sukkah, and allow HIS provision to surround us, not remaining opened to the world.

Blessings and Shalom,

Shamira the Shepherdess (P. Miller)


[1] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel pp 159

[2] Jeremiah 17:9 (CJB)

[3] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel pp130

[4] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel, pp 130

[5] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel, pp 131

[6] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel, pp 130

[7] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel, pp 131

[8] John 8:31-32 (NASB)


[9] Alewine, Bamidbar, Creation Gospel, pp 141

[10] Alewine, The Wicked Lamp, Creation Gospel series, pp 10

[11] Complete Jewish Bible

[12] KJV

[13] Hebrew4Christians-internet

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Yom Kippur- Day of Atonement


Yom Kippur- Day of Atonement

“On this Holiest day of the year we have the Holiest man going to the Holiest place to proclaim the Holiest name.” (Biltz, El Shaddai Ministries)

The Day of Atonement was a day of grace and compassion YHVH would give the Israelites a “New Beginning” as a covering for their sins. This day was a foreshadowing of G-d’s plan of salvation through the blood of the Lamb- Yeshua and the creation of the new earth where righteousness dwells.

2 Peter: 3:13 13 but we, following along with his promise, wait for new heavens and a new earth,[b] in which righteousness will be at home.

If we look back on the seven days of creation, on Day Six beast & man were created, and when Adam & Eve (Chavah) sinned, they needed to have atonement; this Day of Atonement was established then– Day Six.

When a man neglects the Spirit of Knowledge, his fallen state becomes more extreme and he identifies more with the beast he hunts than the Spirit of Elohim. The Spirit of Knowledge patiently works and builds understanding in the relationship.

The Spirit of Knowledge is a deep mature love that exhibits the awareness of the needs and desires of another.

Spirit of Knowledge is a spirit that moved on the sixth day of creation to inspire the creation of Adam & Chavah (Eve)—the mother of all living.

Good works must be relational acts of love or they are dead works fit for fire! (Dr. Hollisa Alewine, Creation Gospel)

The Spirit of Knowledge is also called Ruach Daat, and it is interesting to note that the Hebrew letter “VAV” is the number six, and means nail-to connect or attach. When man sinned, they could no longer continue living in the Garden, nor could they dwell with the Father as sin separated them.

They needed to be atoned for to have the “connection” back to the Father, as so do we! Without Adonai’s Plan of Salvation for the atonement of our sins through the death on the cross/tree through our Savior, Yeshua, we would have no eternity with the Father.

There is another very interesting connection that “knowledge” is also known as “The Tree of Knowledge.”

Father Abba, from the beginning (Tanakh/ Old Testament), He demonstrated “Grace and Mercy” for those who love and obey Him.

There are many characters that relate to The Spirit of Knowledge and as we mature and grow in Him, we, too, can abide in these:

• Sacrificial Love (A husband should protect his bride- even to die for her)
• Covers Sins
• Does Not Blame, but heals
• Restores
• Nurtures
• Repents & seeks forgiveness
• Cares for creation
• Unites
• Intuitive

This also brings in the Philadelphia Church being connected (Dr. Hollisa Alewine, Creation Gospel).

WOW! Doesn’t this sound like our bridegroom WHO laid down HIS life for his bride; giving us a way to reunite with forgiveness by her repentance? That is complete sacrificial love.

The “Day of Atonement” is a translation of the Hebrew term “Yom Kippur.” It is the second feast in the Fall and the concluding day of the season of repentance which began on Elul 1, the first of the sixth month. It is the only day the High Priest enters the Holy of Holies seeing G-d “face-to-face.” Prophetically, this is the day we will see Him “face-to-face.” The ten days starting the Feast of Trumpets and ending with the Day of Atonement are called the Days of Awe. The door of heaven is opened on the Feast of Trumpets. On Yom Kippur, those doors will be closed. These intervening ten days of Awe are days of intense personal reflection. The weekly Sabbath, which falls during the Days of Awe are known as the Sabbath of Return. It is named after the reading for that day from Hosea. (Moed Ministries).

The Feast of Trumpets will be a day of Judgement. The Day of Judgment will be the day that atonement is executed.


Where this is Judgment, we hope there is also Teshuva (Return to HIM, repentance).
But how do we view “Judgment?” Do we look at it as a big judge in a courtroom wearing a long, over-sized black robe; ready to pass the death penalty on us? Or would we look at it as a day of rejoicing that we are saved because of us having Teshuva?


Let’s look at Jonah. I am sure many remember Jonah being swallowed by a whale. But we may have missed some details.

Do you think Yonah (Jonah) ran from G-d because he was selfish, fearful, or perhaps there was a deeper reason?

There is another, deeper look into the fundamentals of Yom Kippur in Yonah.

Yonah was called by G-d (Hashem) to go to Nineveh in Tarshish and tell them to repent or they will be destroyed. But he ran away instead. Did he really think he could get away with it? Can anyone, especially a prophet, actually get away with running from G-d?

What is the lesson from the gourd and the worm?

Why did Yonah want to die before Nineveh was forgiven?

Why did he tell the pagan sailors to throw him off of the ship in the storm?

Why didn’t he want them to be forgiven? Nineveh was the capitol city of Assyrians and the enemies of the Jews. They had plans to make war to exile the Jews.

“Rabbi Fohrman explores in his Alpehbeta videos the true purpose of the kikayon plant towards the end of the book of Jonah. To do so, he traces the chain of the word “רעה (ra’ah),” evil, throughout the book of Jonah and begins to uncover what it is that so deeply troubled Jonah.”

As Yonah (Jonah) sat up on the hill in hopes they didn’t repent and for G-d destroy them, he made himself a Sukkah (booth/tent) to sit under for shade. So if he had shade already, why did G-d place a guard – kikayon plant over (cover) Jonah’s sukkah?

Elohim needed to save Yonah from his evil (ra’ah).
Ra’ah was first mentioned when G-d wanted to send Yonah to Nineveh because they had done evil and were going to be destroyed. Then ra’ah mentioned during the storm when the sailors tossed him into the sea. Then it’s mentioned again when Nineveh repents from their ra’ah, from the evil ways. The next time it is mentioned when G-d see’s they repented from their ra’ah-evilness, and makes a teshuva! Then Elohim relents the ra’ah HE was going to place on Nineveh. Then there was a domino effect when Yonah (Jonah) felt a terrible ra’ah and needed G-d’s protection. Yonah became very angry towards G-d; telling G-d that HE changed His mind on doing ra’ah to the people.

So why did Jonah run away? Jonah said because “I knew you were a gracious and merciful G-d, slow to anger and full of compassion.”

Where have we heard those words before? It was in Exodus when Adonai revealed to Mosheh (Moses) His 13 traits of compassion on Mount Sinai after the sin of the golden calf.

It was that grace and mercy that saved the Jews and mixed-multitude from that destruction. But for some strange reason, Jonah threw those same words back to G-d—in a negative way—changing that phrase by using ra’ah in the words of his statement leaving out “I am a G-d of Truth (Amitai-Truth)”. Jonah was the son of Amitia, which means son of Truth.

What is the son of truth really saying?
For every act there is a reaction……
Was Jonah looking for Divine Justice?

When Elohim told Yonah/Jonah to go to Nineveh so that they could tell him (Jonah)and G-d they were sorry and repented, G-d would drop the charges. Life no longer mattered to Jonah any more. He wanted them to pay for their evilness.

Jonah was the son of Truth. How could he see “letting them off the hook” as being Truth? Looking back at the story while he was on the ship, he was on the lowest level; sleeping in the height of the storm. Jonah ignored G-d when YHVH called out to him. He had nothing to say to Adonai. The sailors cast lots. He tells them to throw him overboard. He didn’t know there was a fish (whale) in the water about to swallow him into its belly.

In the belly of the whale, Yonah still wanted to die, but Adonai had different plans.

Jonah’s Prayer (CJB)
2 (1:17) ADONAI prepared a huge fish to swallow Yonah; and Yonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. 2 (1) From the belly of the fish Yonah prayed to ADONAI his God; 3 (2) he said,
“Out of my distress I called to ADONAI,
and he answered me;
from the belly of Sh’ol I cried,
and you heard my voice.
4 (3) For you threw me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas;
and the flood enveloped me;
all your surging waves passed over me.
5 (4) I thought, ‘I have been banished from your sight.’
But I will again look at your holy temple.
6 (5) The water surrounded me, threatened my life;
the deep closed over me, seaweed twined around my head.
7 (6) I was going down to the bottoms of the mountains,
to a land whose bars would close me in forever;
but you brought me up alive from the pit,
ADONAI, my God!
8 (7) As my life was ebbing away,
I remembered ADONAI;
and my prayer came in to you,
into your holy temple.
9 (8) “Those who worship vain idols
give up their source of mercy;
10 (9) but I, speaking my thanks aloud,
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed, I will pay.
Salvation comes from ADONAI!”
11 (10) Then ADONAI spoke to the fish, and it vomited Yonah out onto dry land.
Jonah was saved from death by God and his prayer reconciles him, but Jonah hadn’t yet repented, nor had he changed his perspective.

He saw his nightmare coming true after G-d told him to go to Nineveh and accept their apology (500 miles from shore).

Nineveh repented, had Teshuva,and G-d relented the ra’ah that would have destroyed them. Jonah told G-d it would have been better that G-d killed him as it would be better than to live. HaShem remained quiet and gave him a lesson with the worm instead.

So back to Jonah sitting in his sukkah and the plant to create the extra shade (covering), even though he already knew that Elohim already spared Nineveh. That night, when the worm ate the roots of the plant, and the plant withered up and died, Yonah(Jonah), once again, wanted to die.

Why was he so upset over the plant dying? What did the plant represent, justice or compassion?

It was the pure expression of love, and HaShem wanted to send Yonah (Jonah) His expression of love and compassion. So if the plant giving shade is the expression of love and compassion, what is the expression of the worm? JUSTICE!

Jonah was upset for a plant that didn’t belong in the world died when it didn’t deserve to die; yet, he wanted to live in a world that had justice. But he also wanted to live in a world with compassion.

If a judge can only make his judgment in court based off of what the person did, how does one make judgment based off of compassion? Compassion asks, “What can you become?”

Jonah soon begins to understand that he had compassion on a plant that he didn’t even create; yet, he didn’t have compassion for Nineveh Whom his Creator created.

Where is Teshuva in this story with Jonah? Teshuva doesn’t change the past, it will only change the FUTURE.It is to turn back to the Father.

Nineveh, like the plant, may not deserve to be here. Nineveh was very evil indeed, but because they had Teshuva, look at what they could become!

Yes, their sins were forgiven.They couldn’t change their past actions, but they could change their future.

Remember us for the sake of Life,
A King Who desires Life,
Inscribe us in the Book of Life
For Your sake O’ G-d of Life.
Who is like You
O’ Father of compassion,
Who remembers his creatures
For Life with compassion”

As we enter Yom Kippur, we need to acknowledge that even though we can’t change our past we can reflect on our past, reevaluate our potential for the future; giving all Glory to Abba.

We need to seek Him for forgiveness (Teshuva)of our sins, ask Him to help us have sacrificial love for others, be forgiving (even if they don’t deserve it), to honor HIS Word, and to follow HIS WAY.

When we love HaShem’s creation, we can nurture it, have unity, and restore healing.

Yonah (Jonah) was in the belly of a whale for 3 days and 3 nights which was a foreshadowing of our Savior and Redeemer, Yeshua. He was in the the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. Yeshua, died on the tree/cross for our sins. He is our atonement and testimony through the shedding of HIS blood. We are forgiven by repenting/teshuva for our sins. Yeshua died, was buried and resurrected on the 3rd day so that we may have true Salvation.

May you be blessed this day and always,

Shamira the Shepherdess (P. Miller)

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