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A Baptism to Undergo

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A Baptism to Undergo
Passing through the waters
A Short Scripture Study and Personal Story
Luke 12:49-50
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Last July 7, 2020, I awoke with Luke 12:50a on my mind – “I have a baptism to undergo…” This morning, November 16, 2020, I awoke with the verse on my mind again. I had not been reading in the Gospel of Luke on either day, so I believe the Lord brought this verse to my mind to consider.

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Kedoshim Favor

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Kedoshim, Talmidim Favor
Ephesians 1
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Ephesians 1 is a favorite chapter in the Bible for many people. My Who I Am Journal Art Card Collection was inspired by it. The Apostle Paul begins this letter by addressing the faithful saints in the city of Ephesus. The Hebrew word for saints is kedoshim and means holy ones or set apart ones. Anyone can be a part of this family! (See John 1:12)

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Mary Stayed

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Mary Stayed
The Adoration and Tenacity of Mary of Magdala
A Passover Story
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God appointed seven annual Feasts for His people to observe to remember His faithfulness.These Feasts are prophetic foreshadows of Jesus’ life, sacrifice, death, burial, resurrection, and return.2 The people knew when to observe them by counting from the new and full moons.

The following events in the life of Mary of Magdala took place on the first full moon of spring on the first Feast of the year – Passover and Unleavened Bread.
(I am writing about these events during the 7th full moon on the last Feast of the year –The Feast of Tabernacles. The fullness of God’s plan in Jesus is reflected in these two full moons that encase His Appointed Days like bookends!) 

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Sukkot

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The Feast of Tabernacles
He is with you! 

The Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot falls on the full moon of the 7th Hebrew month Tishrei in the fall. This year, this Feast begins at sundown on October 2 and lasts through October 10. It is a week of celebration and thanksgiving!

During this week of The Feast of Tabernacles,

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Yom Kippur, the Veil has been Torn!

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Yom Kippur
The Veil has been torn!

In this year of 2020, Yom Kippur or The Day of Atonement begins at sundown on September 27th and lasts through the 28th

The Feast of Trumpets, celebrated last weekend, is followed by The Days of Awe – ten days of repentance and preparation. These days end with a day of fasting called Yom Kippur, the most sacred Jewish holiday of the year. On this day, only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies in the temple to offer a sacrifice for the sins of the people. A large veil of blue, purple, and crimson linen blocked access to this holy place where God dwelled. (2 Chronicles 3:14).

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Yom Kippur and Hesed

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Yom Kippur
The Culmination of Adonai's Hesed

Jesus (Yeshua) fulfilled The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur that comes about in the fall after the Feast of Trumpets that was just celebrated this past weekend (see last week’s post here). This year, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on September 27 and ends at nightfall on September 28.

Yom Kippur recognizes Father’s greatest act of hesed toward us. The Lord made His hesed (indescribable love) so tangible to me last August 8 in 2019. I am still not able to put the impact of the experience into words, but it affected everything including my prayers.

In honor of this special lavish learning from my Father, I created this long banner with green satin letters on white linen to be the centerpiece of our home – Hesed Adonai Khadash kol Boker or The lovingkindness of the Lord is new every morning!

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The Highway

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The Highway and Messiah’s Return! 
In Celebration of the Feast of Trumpets
A Scripture Study in Isaiah 35
Written for September 18, 2020
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The Feast of Trumpets begins at sunset on September 18th in this year 2020. This celebration foreshadows the return of our Beloved Messiah Jesus! Christians and Christian leaders all over our nation and the globe have joined hands to declare September 18th through the 29th as a time to turn to the Lord in personal and national repentance (See 2 Chronicles 7:14). We have been asked to pray for revival in our land at this critical time. Saturday, September 26th will be a National Day of Prayer on the National Mall in Washington D.C., as well as in State Capitols, in our churches, and in our homes.

This time between September 18th and 29th is also known as The Days of Awe on the Hebrew calendar. These days are marked by repentance and preparation and end with a day of fasting called Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement.

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Trumpets

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The Feast of Trumpets
On the Feast of Trumpets and Every Day, We Celebrate His Return!

The Feast of Trumpets will be celebrated this year on September 19th and will begin at sunset the evening before. It falls on the new moon of the 7th Hebrew month Tishrei.

God appointed seven yearly feasts for the Israelites to observe (found in Leviticus 23) to foretell and foreshadow Jesus’ life, sacrifice, death, burial, resurrection and return!

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Living in God's Undeserved Love

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Living in God’s Undeserved Love (Hesed) 
A Devotional Scripture Study
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Last October 15th 2019, I woke up to this message. In 2020, it became a Scripture Study on the Shale Fragments website called The Tabernacle Hesed Moon, Living in God’s Undeserved Love. Now, almost a year later, I have been asked to share this message at a conference, so I am sharing this more ordered version with you.

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Abiding Tools

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Abiding Tools
A Scripture Study in John 15:1-17
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First written, September 2004
Final revison, August 2020

This study is 16 years old. It began as a 15-minute message I gave in my teaching class in Bible school in the fall of 2004. The message impacted me so much that I revisited it often. At one point, I developed it into material for a weekend retreat. This week, it became a Scripture Study to share with you!

Introduction
Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission. At his death in 1905, there were 125,000 Chinese Christians in the mission – a fruitful life! But Hudson writes about a time in the early years of his ministry when his life was marked by exhaustion and deadness in his spirit. He belonged to God, but he was not experiencing joy and rest. He said, “I prayed, agonized, fasted, strove, read the Word diligently, sought more time for meditation, but all without avail. I strove for faith, but it would not come.”

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Chosen for the Surge

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Chosen for the Surge
John 15:16
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As Jesus and His disciples walked from their last Passover feast together through the gates of Jerusalem and on toward the garden of Gethsemane in the night, Jesus spoke the words from John 15. He said, You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you. (John 15:16)

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You Have Arrived!

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You Have Arrived!
Forest Flowers
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“He [Jesus] said to them, ‘It is I. Do not be afraid.’ Therefore, they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.” (John 6:20-21)

Jesus had travelled an arduous four-day journey north from Jerusalem to Tiberias on the western side of the Sea of Galilee where a great crowd had followed Him because of the miracles He performed.

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Heaven's Leaven

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Heaven's Leaven
The River of Life
The Witness in the World
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Jesus spoke a parable, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal until it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)

The kingdom of heaven is the rule and reign of God. It is found in every place that is touched by the ways of Adonai, the Master and Lord of the universe. He has allowed His beautiful, perfect creation to be spoiled by the sin of man until that day when “He Who sits on the throne says, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’” (Revelation 21:5a)

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Clear Vision

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Clear Vision
Our Critical Need
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When we wake up each day, we face a hodgepodge of intertwined and layered elements. We face the influences from our personal friendship circles, social media and the news about our nation and the world. We face our own personalities and unique responses to our environment. We face our emotions and our circumstances. We face a massive maze.

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The Freedom Diet

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The Freedom Diet
John 6
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Last night, a strong rain came after a prolonged drought in Columbus, Ohio! Ahhh! Lord, You rain! Rain Your nourishment on us! You are the manna from heaven! Feed us! Be our Food and Drink! We listen. We hear Your voice. We follow You. You delight to speak and lead. Give life to our ears and humility to our response.

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Passover

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Saved by the Blood
On the night that Jesus was betrayed, He celebrated the Passover with His disciples. He Himself became our Passover Lamb. The Passover card celebrates God’s deliverance for us through Yeshua’s blood. The card includes the artist’s notes and a celebration greeting on the inside. Here is some of the text included on the back of the card:

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The Great Transition

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The Great Transition
Maundy Thursday and The New Covenant Given
Compiled in 2014, revised for April 3, 2020
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Contents

  • The Passover Meal and the Last Supper
  • The Passover and the New Covenant Connection
  • The Intimate Transition
  • The Scriptural Anticipation and Fulfillment
  • Addendum: Explanation of the Last Supper Timeline of the Last Supper.
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The Master Marksman

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The Master Marksman
The Sword/Mouth Connection
A Personal or Group Scripture Study with Conclusions and Questions
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What is the Word of God?

Psalm 138:2   

I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth for You have magnified Your Word above all Your Name.

The Word of God is the expression of His heart that reflects His character.

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Winter past

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Winter past!
Arise, my beloved!

The voice of my Beloved!
Behold, He comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.

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Refuge

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 Though the earth should change…

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the midst of the sea;

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Hello, I'm Beth Ann, and this is my blog where I share the beauty of God's Word through Scripture studies and devotional writing for personal and group use!

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