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June 27, 2023: The Loving Character and Sovereignty of Our Father

Can you bring the sacrifice of praise to the LORD, when you're in the middle of the darkest storm in your life?

Our sacrifice of praise to the LORD is an act of obedience, showing our trust and surrender to Him through the fire that we face.

We need to see Him as the fourth man in the furnace of affliction, no matter our circumstance.

Why and how do we come to Him in worship?

The most important motive and purpose of our worship should be based in our thankfulness for having such a wonderful God.

When Moses went up to Mount Sinai to meet with the LORD, carrying with him the two stone tablets, this is how the LORD introduced Himself to Moses:


"5 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed His name, the LORD. 6 And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:5-7


Our motives are displayed before Him, while we are in His presence in worship. We need to bring ourselves to a place of unshakable trust in the goodness and faithfulness of our God, even in the most challenging moments in our lives; When it looks like we are in darkness, in the wilderness, amongst serpents and scorpions.

Why do you come to Him in worship?

Let us search our hearts to determine our motives. Let the LORD search our hearts in this moment and reveal our motives to us.

Yes, it's important for us to approach our Abba Father, as little children, to ask for deliverance, healing, breakthroughs, material blessings, peace, etc...

But still, we need to return to the essence of worship that is thankfulness for Who He is, trusting in His goodness and in His faithfulness towards us.

This is unconditional surrender! Even though we may not see Him working in our lives, He is working! We should never doubt this!

When we return to His unfailing love, we receive peace.

It's very easy to be thankful and worship Him, after we have received the breakthroughs. But the real challenge is to worship Him when we have not yet received the answer. We need to rely on Him, and His good character, while we wait.


"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16


 

ELIHANA JUST RELEASED A BRAND NEW SONG:

אשירה לאדוני (אתה אלוהים לבדך) - Ashira L'Adonai (Atah Elohim Levadcha) - I Will Sing To

The Lord [You Alone Are God]

This is Elihana's first all Hebrew song of the year (2023)!!!

She is very excited to share this new beautifully anointed song of praise to our ELOHIM, with you!

And just like Elihana wrote in this song, when we worship in the most difficult of circumstances; through the fire and deep waters, we say:

"ATAH ELOHIM LEVADCHA", in English it means: "YOU ALONE ARE GOD AND SOVEREIGN OVER ALL!"

I pray our music blesses you and if you like, please SUBSCRIBE, LIKE and SHARE with others! Thank you and God bless you!

Elihana Elia

 

The prayers of the righteous avails much!

Who are the righteous? First, they are washed by the BLOOD, justified by YESHUA. They walk with clean hands and a pure heart. We need to constantly be checking our hearts to make sure it's in alignment with the LORD. And then we need to surround ourselves with like-minded prayer partners, who have the same heart, the same vision, the same understanding, so we can encourage one another to stay in alignment with the WORD of GOD, with the TRUTH of MESSIAH YESHUA. It's not a matter of quantity, but of quality.

A wonderful example of this is Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Their story is found in the book of Daniel chapter 3.

They stood together against the King of Babylon, standing firm in their faith, unwilling to compromise and bow down to the golden image of the king - even if it meant losing their own lives.

Genuine faith is RADICAL. It believes God, takes Him at His Word and praises Him in the process while waiting before reaping the end result!

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

This kind of worship takes us up to a higher level of faith, into higher places in the LORD, where we are seated with Him in heavenly places! (Ephesians 2:6)

We can never question His character nor our purchased position in Him by the blood of Lamb, because our Heavenly Abba Father is sovereign. His ways are higher, His thoughts are deeper than ours, and He knows us better than we know ourselves.

One of Elihana's first jobs in Israel, as a new immigrant, was educating about and selling diamonds. The process of making diamonds is so interesting. Simply put, diamond

formation occurs when carbon deposits deep within the earth (approximately 90 to 125 miles below the surface) are subject to high temperature and pressure. Then there is the process of diamond cutting, polishing etc...

Similarly, in our lives, God uses fire to refine, and over time, great pressure produces valuable diamonds.


 

GOD WANTS TO MAKE DIAMONDS OUT OF OUR LIVES!!!


Life’s pressures can transform us into diamonds.

“… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor.” Isaiah 61:3

God routinely tests His people – not so that He will learn what we will actually do, because God knows all things (1 John 3:20). Instead, it is for the purpose of strengthening and purifying the FAITH of His people so that we might learn to DEPEND on Him more and more.

Similarly, in the case of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the king became so angry with them for not bowing down and complying with his rules, that he commanded the furnace to be SEVEN TIMES HOTTER than usual! (Daniel 3:19) Yet, the three together stood their ground and did not bow down to fear, or to the pressures of the king. Instead, they stood firm and worshiped the LORD in the fire!

And YESHUA rewarded their faith by being the fourth man in the fire with them, shielding them from harm!

"Nebuchadnezzar declared, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king’s command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be cut into pieces and their houses reduced to rubble. For there is no other god who can deliver in this way.” Daniel 3:28-29

Deeper levels of surrender, letting go of control and allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way in our lives, is the ultimate goal God has for us, so we can be transformed into the image of His Son!

"For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." Romans 8:29

Worship the LORD, focusing on the unquestionable goodness and mercy of our Abba, towards us!

Ultimately, YESHUA is waiting for His pure, spotless, holy Kallah (Bride). As the world gets darker, the REMNANT is shining brighter, and purer with His holy Light of Glory in and through us! Therefore, He will do whatever is necessary to accomplish this purification process in His people, because HE LOVES US and wants to see us SUCCEED! He is coming back soon!!


"For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son," Colossians 1:13

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."

Isaiah 43:2

Serve Him and worship Him with everything and nothing less.

Let us pray: "Thank You Lord YESHUA for Who You are! Teach us to worship You with unshakable faith! We choose to live by faith and not by sight! In YESHUA'S MIGHTY NAME, Amen!"

 

We wanted to take a moment to thank each one of you for your faithful commitment to our work of restoring Israel and the nations.

THANK YOU!

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

We focus first in the message of Yeshua the Messiah to the Jewish people and for the edification of the Believers in the Body of Messiah, with a call to receive their identity as part of Israel, celebrating all Biblical Feasts as One New Man and grafted into the Olive Tree! This is the heart of Yeshua, that we might be ONE!

THANK YOU for partnering with us!


It is time to raise our hands in worship to the KING of kings and LORD of lords! Come rejoicing as we submit ourselves to our ELOHIM. Let the watchman take their position on the wall. Sound the alarm and blow the shofar! The KING is coming!

"O come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep under His care." Psalm 95:6-7

The Elia Family

 

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