Y'shua | יֵשׁוּעַ
... a light for the revelation of the Gentiles.
And a glory to your people Israel.
Isaiah 49:6 CJB| Luke 2:32 AENT
My first ever Shabbat service was on Shabbat Shuvah, 3 Tishrei 5768, 15 September 2007 at Congregation Sha’ar Adonai (Chosen People Ministry) 2 W 64th St, New York City. You can read the testimony of how that wonderful event came to be here: (GO! I’ll Take Care of It!)
When I came home I had to find a place to attend Shabbat, but that desire also collided head on with business. In all my 39 years in business, Saturday was a MAJOR day for business. I could book four appointments on a Saturday and be very successful. Bowing to a desire to attend Shabbat with a small local group, I kept my business schedule to an early morning short appointment running 9:00 to 10:00 am. That would give me 30 minutes travel time to attend the 10:30 am service. I had no idea that this Shabbat 10 Tishrei 5768 was Yom Kippur. The appointment ran long and I drove right at the speed limit to get to the Church this group rented on Saturday. But then as I was approaching the destination, an eerie fear of the unknown and just plain cold feet at the idea of walking in alone overtook me. I kept driving 45 miles per hour right past the destination. Finally two miles north I slowed down and started a desperate prayer. “YAH, If you want me to go in there, you are going to have to do something to push me.” I turned around and as the destination again approached I was overcome with fear, but now I was praying. But yet again I appeared to be doing another ‘drive by’.
At the exact second that I was directly abreast of the destination, my phone rang. I grabbed it as I drove by. It was my daughter who had attended Shabbat Shuvah with me in NYC that last week. Bright and cheery, she asked: “What are you doing?” I explained my fear, cold feet and my now second ‘drive by’. She did not hesitate. Insistently she simply said: “You should go Dad.” I said “OK”, got off the phone, turned around for the second time and went into the service.
Matthew 21: (Aramaic English New Testament)
18. And in the morning when he (Y’shua) hungered, he returned to the city.
19. And he saw a certain fig tree by the road and came to it and he did not find anything on it except only leaves. And he said to it, "Let there never again be fruit on you forever!" And at once, that fig tree withered.
20. And the disciples saw and marveled and were saying, "How quickly the fig tree withered."
21. Y'shua answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, that if you have faith and no doubt, not only this miracle of the fig tree will you do but even if you say to this mountain `Be removed and fall into the sea!’ it will happen.
22. And everything you ask for in prayer and believe, you will receive."
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