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The Clarion, March 2023
Well, it is finally March. March gives us the hope of Spring. But God gives us a hope of even better things. Jeremiah 29:11, tells us that God gives us a hope.
“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Hope is a good thing. Titus 2:12-13 says, “It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Messiah Yeshua.” Romans 8:24-25 also speaks about the hope of our salvation. “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” So let’s keep hoping in the Lord for all things.
Mishkan, the House of Holiness Pt.2
We ended part one with Exodus 25:1-9, “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Tell the sons of Israel to take a contribution for Me; from everyone whose heart moves him you shall take My contribution. This is the contribution which you are to take from them: gold, silver, and bronze, violet, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams’ skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood, oil for lighting, balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece. Have them construct a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them. According to all that I am going to show you as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, so you shall construct it.”
The Mishkan was not just built any old way, it had to be built exactly to represent the tabernacle in heaven as Exodus 25:40 and Hebrews 8:5 tells us. “You must make the tabernacle and design all its furnishings according to the pattern I show you.” So let’s say first of all this, that Mishkan which was the portable, “dwelling place of God”, did become later on the permanent dwelling of God, known as the Temple. The difference is one big one, and that is that God asked the people whose hearts moved them to contribute the materials needed to build this dwelling for God. God created us in love, and the people had to build this dwelling for Him out of love also. And they did, in fact Moses had to tell them enough, do not bring anymore!(Exodus 36:5-6) But you see, this dwelling also had to be holy. God said, “I am holy (kedushah) and you too will be holy”,
Exodus 19:6, 1Peter 1:16.
Psalm 93:5 says this, “Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, LORD, forevermore.”
Exodus 29:4-9 says, “You are to present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the tent of meeting. You are to wash them with water and take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastpiece; you are to fasten the ephod on him by using the skillfully woven waistband. You are to put the turban on his head and put the holy diadem on the turban. You are to take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. You are to present his sons and clothe them with tunics and wrap the sashes around Aaron and his sons and put headbands on them, and so the ministry of priesthood will belong to them by a perpetual ordinance. Thus you are to consecrate Aaron and his sons.”
Exodus 29:35 37 goes on to say, “Thus you are to do for Aaron and for his sons according to all that I have commanded you; you are to consecrate them for seven days. Every day you are to prepare a bull for a purification offering for atonement. You are to purify the altar by making atonement for it, and you are to anoint it to set it apart as holy. For seven days you are to make atonement for the altar and set it apart as holy. Then the altar will be most holy. Anything that touches the altar will be holy.”
Exodus 29:44-46 ends by saying this, “So I will set apart as holy the tent of meeting and the altar, and I will set apart as holy Aaron and his sons that they may minister as priests to Me. I will reside among the Israelites, and I will be their God, and they will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out from the land of Egypt, so that I may reside among them. I am the Lord their God.”
Not just anyone could go inside the Mishkan
Numbers 8:19 tells us this, “I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no plague among the sons of Israel by their coming near to the sanctuary.”
Only the sons of Aaron could go into the Mishkan to light the menorah, and place the bread on the altar, and do the incense, and only the High Priest could enter into the Holy of Holies once a year on the Day of Atonement. So we see that God gave the Levites to Aaron as a gift. So these Levites by families were designated to carry the Mishkan, and all of its furnishing and utensils as they wandered in the wilderness. But even at that, they too, had to be clean as Numbers 8:20-21 tells us, “Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the sons of Israel to the Levites; according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them. The Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the Lord. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.”
When David went to move the Ark of the Covenant, he was met with the wrath of God as 2 Samuel 6: 1-7 tells us, “Now David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David departed from Baale-judah, with all the people who were with him, to bring up from there the Ark of God which is called by the Name, the very Name of the Lord of armies who is enthroned above the cherubim. They had mounted the Ark of God on a new cart and moved it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart. So they brought it with the Ark of God from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Ahio was walking ahead of the Ark. Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of instruments made of juniper wood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals. But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the Ark of God and took hold of it, because the oxen nearly overturned it. And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the Ark of God.”
What a festive time, why should God become angry? Numbers 3: 10 tells us, “ So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death.”
David’s mistake was not that he did not have the Levites move the Ark, but that Uzzah was not the High Priest, who was the only one who could touch the Ark. The Ark should have been covered, so that it was not considered something common, and this was not done by Uzzah, and this is why God’s anger was so severe when he touched it. We have learned two things; one, God is about holiness, and two, God is about doing things His way and not man’s. So why is God so particular about things? Because He is holy! In Leviticus 17: 8-9 we see that even when offering a sacrifice it had to be done only in one specific place. “Then you shall say to them, ‘Anyone from the house of Israel, or from the strangers who reside among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, and does not bring it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to offer it to the Lord, that person also shall be cut off from his people.”
It’s all about purity! You see God is about life, and sin is about death. Life is pure (taharah), and death is impure (tumah). As we shall see starting in
Numbers 19:11, “The one who touches the dead body of any person will also be unclean (impure) for seven days.”
Numbers 19: 13 goes on to say, “Anyone who touches a dead body, the body of a person who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Since the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he will be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.”
Leviticus 13: 46 says, “He (the person with leprosy) shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean (impure). He shall live alone; he shall live outside the camp.”
Why outside of the camp? Because not only did they fear the spread of leprosy, but that it would make the whole camp impure. Why impure? Numbers 12: 11-12 tells us, “Aaron said to Moses, ‘Oh, my lord, please don’t punish us for this sin we committed so foolishly. Please don’t let her (Miriam) be like a stillborn baby (dead), with its body half eaten away when it comes out of its mother’s womb!”’
Again, it was impure because the dying skin was considered death. Only after a symbolic rebirth through immersion in the “living waters” of the mikveh (ritual bath) could one return to a state of purity. We see that God is holy, and we must be holy also. He is pure without sin, and we too, must be pure without sin. We see this in the sacrifices. This is why even a sacrificial animal had to be pure, without spot or blemish. Leviticus 17:11-12,14 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, nor may any stranger who resides among you eat blood.’” “For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.”’
Many Gentiles resided with Israel in the wilderness, and they too had to keep God’s laws and commandments. You see they are for the many, not just for the few. God’s Word is not obsolete, it is for all eternity, and it has always been even before the foundation of the world. Even right now the Mishkan operates in heaven and the angels serve at its altar.
Join us next month as we continue to look closer into the Mishkan
Recipe Corner: Boston Cream Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup evaporated milk 6 tablespoons butter softened 4 medium or 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon 1 – 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Optional: 1 teaspoon of white rum or rum extract
INSTRUCTIONS: First, make the custard filling and set it aside. Ingredients: Pastry Cream: 2 cups whole milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 egg yolks 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Italian Pastry Vanilla Custard Filling: In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and vanilla to a boil. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cornstarch and whisk vigorously until no lumps remain. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture until incorporated with milk and vanilla. Whisk in the remaining hot milk mixture. Using strainer into the saucepan, pour the mixture through a strainer back into the saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and slowly boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and rum if using. Let cool slightly. Chill at least 2 hours.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Warm the milk and butter on the stovetop in a small pan until boiling on low or microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Cool slightly to warm to touch. With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Beat in all the rest of the dry ingredients. Add milk mixture to the batter using a low speed on the mixer, beat until smooth. Add vanilla. Divide batter among muffin cups, spray generously each tin, then filling each halfway. Bake cupcakes until golden in color for about 15 minutes. Let cool in tins a few minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut each in half horizontally, face top flat side up. Fill each cupcake with 1 tablespoon cream filling on each cupcake bottom. Sandwich with top. Spoon glaze over each, you can serve or refrigerate until ready for serving. Store in the refrigerator covered. Chocolate Ganache Topping: 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used good grade chocolate like Lindt) 1 cup heavy cream heat to boiling in the microwave. In a medium bowl, pour heavy cream over the chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Or you could just use 1 can of chocolate frosting.
Hebrew Corner : The Month of Adar
Adar is the twelfth month of the year, usually between February and March. The rabbi’s say, “When the month of Adar comes, joy increases.” There is no other greater joy besides the month of Adar than Rosh Hashanah itself, which is the civil New Year on the 1st day of the month of Tishri (the 7th month) and Sukkot which is about 15 days later which celebrates our eternal home with God. The fourteenth day of Adar is Purim. Purim is a picture of the future redemption of God’s people. Just like when the Jewish people were delivered out of the hands of the wicked Haman, so too, God’s people will be delivered out of the hands of the wicked Antichrist (Satan). Purim, the 14th day of Adar, is exactly one month before the 14th day of Nisan, in which the Messiah died for us, once again delivering His people from the kingdom of darkness into His kingdom of light. This is why the Seder Meal is on this day, because much like when God delivered His people from slavery, so too, Yeshua delivered us from our slavery of sin. Purim is a time of celebration for the whole family. Children dress up like Queen Esther and Mordecai and even the king and Haman. Children put on a play telling the story, and everyone is blowing party horns and cranks and most of all eating festive foods. During a leap year then there is an added month called Adar II. Also four special Sabbaths are celebrated before Spring, two before Purim (the 14th and 15th of Adar) and two before Passover (which is the 15th of Nisan, the 1st month of the Hebrew year.) Psalm 118:21-29 says, “I will give thanks to You, for You have answered me, and You have become my salvation. A stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This came about from the Lord; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord has made; let’s rejoice and be glad in it. Please, O Lord, do save us; Please, O Lord, do send prosperity! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, and He has given us light; bind the festival sacrifice to the horns of the altar with cords. You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I exalt You. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His mercy is everlasting.
So what is faith? Hebrews 11:1-2 says, “ Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. For by it the people of old gained approval.”
Let’s take a closer look into faith.
Romans 4:1-5 tells us this, “What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about; but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, the wages are not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.”
Hebrews 11:8-10 says this about Abraham, “God called Abraham to travel to another place that He promised to give him. Abraham did not know where that other place was. But he obeyed God and started traveling because he had faith. Abraham lived in the country that God promised to give him. He lived there like a visitor who did not belong. He did this because he had faith. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who also received the same promise from God. Abraham was waiting for the city that has real foundations. He was waiting for the city that is planned and built by God.”
Galatians 3: 6-9 tells us, “Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Therefore, recognize that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.”’
Hebrews 11:18-19 goes on to say, “God tested Abraham’s faith. God told him to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham obeyed because he had faith. He already had the promises from God. And God had already said to him, “It is through Isaac that your descendants will come.” But Abraham was ready to offer his only son. He did this because he had faith. He believed that God could raise people from death. And really, when God stopped Abraham from killing Isaac, it was as if he got him back from death.”
We see that faith is an important part of one’s walk with God. Faith is powerful and without faith we can’t even begin to please God, let alone have Him answer our prayers.
Hebrews 11:5-6 tells us this, “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for before he was taken up, he was attested to have been pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for the one who comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He proves to be One who rewards those who seek Him.”
James 5:13-16 says, “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Matthew 21: 21 says, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.”
Today, do you have the faith to move mountains? Do you have the faith in God that He will answer your prayers? Can you say that you are a child of Abraham, the father of faith?
Let’s continue to look at faith.
How about Isaac’s faith? Why does the Bible not recognize the faith of Isaac when his father was going to offer him to God? We see here in Genesis 22: 7-10 that Isaac questions his father, “Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. And Abraham reached out with his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son.”
Did Isaac have faith in God? Did he also have faith in his father, that what he said about God providing the lamb was true? He must have, because we see that Abraham bound Isaac without a struggle.
Abraham believed that if he killed his son, God would raise him up from the dead. Does this all sound familiar? How about Yeshua? Does it mention Yeshua’s faith? Does the Scripture say, “By faith the Messiah died for us?”
Luke 22: 39-44 says, “And He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him. Now when He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you do not come into temptation.” And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.”
People think that Yeshua was hesitant to go to the cross, but this is not true. The Messiah was broken hearted because He knew that He was going to be separated from the Father. This is what going to hell is like. Yeshua took upon Himself our sins, and in so doing, He died in His sin, which resulted in Him going to Hell, which is total separation from God. When Yeshua said not My will, but Yours be done, He was walking in faith, trusting God to raise Him up again.
John 10:17-18 says, “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it back. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it back. This commandment I received from My Father.”
As we saw with Abraham, so too with Yeshua, that obedience is a big part of faith. It is through obedience and faith that righteousness comes.
Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. So too, with Yeshua.
You see, Yeshua, like Isaac, also believed that what His Father said to Him was true, and He also believed that God could raise the dead like Abraham believed.
The shed blood of Yeshua, His sacrifice on our behalf was credited to Him as righteousness, because it was done in faith.
Romans 5:18-19 tells us this, “In other words, just as it was through one offense that all people came under condemnation, so also it is through one righteous act that all people come to be considered righteous. For just as through the disobedience of the one man, many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the other man, many will be made righteous.”
Isaiah 61:10 says, “I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a groom puts on a turban, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
So we see the faith of Abraham and the faith of Messiah, and we see that they were righteous before God, so how about us?
1 Peter 2:21-24 says this, “For you have been called for this purpose, because Messiah also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you would follow in His steps, He who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being abusively insulted, He did not insult in return; while suffering, He did not threaten, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself brought our sins in His body up on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by His wounds you were healed.”
Are we following in Messiah’s example?
Romans 1:16-17 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: “But the righteous one will live by faith.”
Are we walking in the footsteps of the Messiah? Do you have the faith to pick up your cross and follow Him? Today, Christians do not consider the cost of discipleship. (Discipleship means in the true sense of the word to be like the one you are following.) Christians do not live by true faith. Faith that comes by obedience to God’s will. We have become weak.
Let’s read it again Romans 1:16-17 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: “But the righteous one will live by faith.”
When we live by God’s Word, and walk by the True Light, then we will set the example of a true believer, who not only lives by faith, but speaks in faith. We will want to please God in righteous living, and in so doing, we will see great miracles in signs and wonders. We will see prayers answered, and even mountains being removed, and the righteous person living by Faith will be a true beacon of light to the world.
Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
The Table Of The Lord
During special occasions and during the different holiday seasons many people get invited to attend parties and dinners at peoples’ homes. Years ago it was the custom to lift up your glass and toast the person or persons who invited you to the occasion. Today, maybe the best man may still toast the bride and groom at their wedding, but I think it has become a lost tradition. As believers we too, are invited to attend the Lord’s table. When we think of the Lord’s table we think of the “Last Supper,” we think of Communion, but what we call the “Last Supper” was actually the Seder Meal at Passover. It was during this time that Yeshua lifted up the unleavened bread called the Afikoman and broke it, which was the tradition, as Matthew 26:26-29 tells us, “Now while they were eating, Yeshua took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it with you, new, in My Father’s kingdom.”
Yeshua is our food and drink. He is the Bread of Life and the Well of Salvation.
He is the true manna from heaven, the finest of wheat. John 6:31-35 says this, “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’” Yeshua then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Yeshua said to them, “I am the bread of life; the one who comes to Me will not be hungry, and the one who believes in Me will never be thirsty.”
Yeshua, when asking the Samaritan woman for drink, says this to her in
John 4:10-14 , “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Sir, You have no bucket and the well is deep; where then do You get this living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well and drank of it himself, and his sons and his cattle?” Yeshua answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never be thirsty; but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.”
You see Yeshua is our portion and cup and it is this cup, the Cup of Blessing, which is also a part of the Seder Meal that we lift up to bless His name, because He is the host who invites us to come and feast at His table day or night. When we come in prayer or when we come and study His Word, we come to His table. We must always come in the Name of the Lord Yeshua as He tells us to in John 16:23
“Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.”
Yeshua is our sacrifice, and it was the blood of the sacrifice that allowed the High Priest to draw near to God. Same with us. We must always draw near by His shed blood, because He is our sacrifice. We must be washed clean in His blood as
Matthew 22: 11-14 says this, “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet, and throw him into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” And again in Revelation 19:7-8, “Let’s rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has prepared herself.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Isaiah 12:2-3 says, “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid;
For the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”
Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.” And again Psalm 116:12-13 says, “What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.”
The Cup of Salvation is also one of the four cups at the Seder Meal.
This is the communion of the Lord. Yeshua said, “When you do this Remember Me” Everytime we come before the Lord there is a proper way to come, and when we do, then we can properly come and bless our Host and feast at His table.
Our God is a God of abundance and when He lays out a table it is of the choices of meat and drink as Isaiah 55:1-2 says, “You there! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance.
Today, come to the Table of the Lord, and lift up the Cup of Blessing, and give a toast to your Host!