One definition for DESPERATE is “to have a great need or desire for something.” Seeking the face of God with extreme, earnest prayer is when you feel the desperation of your need to encounter more of God personally. “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently will find Me.” Proverbs 8:17 – Increase my capacity to love Yeshua that I might love others as He loves me. “And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” Luke 1:47 – By His promise, His word is faithful. “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.”Ephesians 2:4 – Oh Lord my God reveal Thy face, Thy plan to me. AMEN “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” II Timothy 1:9 – We can align ourselves with God’s will and open our mind, heart and soul to receive His best. A church billboard taught: “Prayer is the arms of the soul thrown around the neck of God.” This perfectly describes total trust, as in genuine spiritual abandon. Picture running to the throne with arms wide stretched to cling to the King of Kings neck…totally believing and depending on His better plan to complete His will on earth as it is in heaven. “Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise” (Matt. 21:16). Perfect praise is not practiced, polished, planned, or professional. It is passionate, original, spontaneous, sincere, enthusiastic, and full of life. Praise like prayer is not mechanical …. it is relational. “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers — “And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son… ” Eph 1:3-14“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” I Corinthians 13:13 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38, 39- Thank You Jesus for keeping me close, never separate. – I believe, I believe, I believe in Jesus Christ, Yeshua, the King of kings. AMEN “It is better to teach one person to pray earnestly than ten people to sing in a choir, or to preach.” Dr Martin Luther King said “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” Prayer cannot “force” God’s hand. His Word is His love letter to me. “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. These things I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:9–13 – Oh Abba Father my heart is Yours. “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Eph 3:17 –Yeshua, my Lord make Thy power known unto me. Understanding our Jesus, Jewish, Yeshua roots is essential to embracing the Truth. “And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.” Romans 11:23 — To begin with….Abraham was from the village of Ur in the land of Chaldea’s which today is known as the nation of Iraq. God promised Abe that he would be the father of many nations, but his wife Sara was barren. According to God’s promise at the age of 90 Sara gave birth to Isaac. Jacob, the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham fathered 12 kids. Joseph was the 11th child born of Jacob. Jacob deceived his dying father Isaac and stole Esau’s blessing. Esau inherited the assets, but Jacob got Abe’s blessing. Fourteen years later Esau wants to reunite with Jacob in Canaan which today is called Palestine. Jacob gets alone with God and wrestles to trust God as he fears Esau’s intention for reuniting. An angel touched Jacob’s thigh and told Jacob (which means deceiver) that his name henceforth would be Israel (which means a Prince with God). Jacob favored his young son Joseph and gave him a coat of many colors. Out of jealousy Joe’s older brothers sold him for 30 pieces of silver to a caravan headed for Egypt. Potifier, an Egyptian officer bought Joe as a slave. A false accusation by Pot’s wife lands Joe in prison. God intervenes and gave Pharaoh a dream which wise men could not interpret. Pharaoh learned about a man who had words of knowledge and he summoned Joe to the palace to interpret his dream. Awestruck, the Pharaoh made Joseph his prime minister in charge of gathering food to store for the prophecy of famine. Meanwhile Joe’s family was starving in Palestine so they journey to Egypt to get food. Joe reunites with his father Jacob and his brothers. Papa Jacob was astonished to learn that his favored son Joseph was not dead but that God had raised him to a position of favor within Pharaoh’s court. Jacob’s family had grown to a number of 70 people and they all moved to Egypt. Over the next four hundred and thirty years the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob grew to over one million Hebrews. A large demographic of Hebrews in Egypt became the slaves of Pharaoh. Moses, a Hebrew baby was retrieved from the Nile and raised in Pharaoh’s palace. Consider the first forty years of Moses’ life in Pharaoh’s court. Moses learned to be something. In exile during the second forty years Moses learned to be nothing. Then in the last forty years, after the burning bush encounter, Moses learned how God can take nothing and make something out of it. (Hebrews 11:23–29.) Moses walked the Hebrew slaves through the red sea. With their chains of bondage broken, the Hebrews were fed daily with manna from heaven. Moses climbs Mt Sinai and encountered God. The 10 commandments were written by God with His finger on stone tablets. Moses comes down the mountain and discovers that thousands of freed Hebrew slaves were worshipping a golden calf. Angrily Moses throws down and shatters the tablets. During the final plague in Egypt, the killing of the first born, eliminated a generation of potential leaders. God had set His mind on destroying the immediate future of Egypt so that Egyptians would not control the nation Israel, His promised land. Moses prayed that God remember His commitment to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God mercifully relented. A desperate Moses continued to plea with God and Yeshua said “for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.” And Moses asked “Please, show me Your glory.” —EXODUS 32—God’s Supernatural response to Moses “Please show me Your glory” elicited an extraordinary series of promises. Audibly God pledged: “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” EX 32:31“The Jewish people are the ones who were charged to keep the Sabbath as a time of reflection on God, His love, mercy and plan. Look into the liturgy that’s in the synagogue. The first part of the Sabbath liturgy is called the Kabbalah, a Shabbat, a time to empty the mind in order to focus on God’s goodness. The Sabbath begins with reciting 6 Psalms. The 97th Psalm says that fire goes before the Lord. We are to make His salvation effort known throughout the whole world. In Hebrew the word for salvation is Yeshua. God will make Yeshua known throughout the whole world. Shout to the Lord all the earth, sound the trumpets, blast the Shofar, the Lord is coming to judge the earth. Jesus returns to establish His kingdom on earth. Psalm 99 says let the Lord reign, let the nation’s tremble, let the earth shake greatly at His Presence. Psalm 29 says the Lord’s voice is over the waters, it thunders, it says in His temple cry, glory to Yeshua, who is enthroned as king. These six scriptures Herald the Sabbath. Why? Because in the days of Messiah when the Sabbath began in Jerusalem they sounded six trumpets to usher in the Sabbath. Today our voices are the like the six trumpets heralding His return. Hoyle Israel Tour 2018 The book of Revelation reveals 7 trumpets. When the 7th trumpet sounds every knee will bow as the Kingdom of God comes. Jesus is not coming until His Hebrew people receive Him as their King. “The Sabbath” by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn – On every Sabbath Jews speak about the bride coming. The bride (the church, the called out ones, God’s people) is making herself ready for the marriage with the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Rise up from worry, hate, bitterness and doubt. His chosen, the people who are expecting ‘Glory’ to come down to earth are clothed in His righteous garments of splendor. We are talking about renewed minds, restored souls, and healed bodies by His blood and resurrection. On the seventh day it says ‘Resurrection and the bride” comes together. Our Lord Jesus reigns, He is clothed in majesty and Messianic Jews declare the ‘Shema’ The Lord our God is One. The name of the Lord shall be One throughout the whole earth. Everybody will know the name of the Lord. When He comes the Lord will speak and the dead will rise up to life. In the book of Revelation it’s all about the coming of the bride. God will spread a wedding canopy over Jerusalem, over the whole world. Which means that all things will be married to God, no more separation, everything will be filled with His glory.” What is the Sabbath? A day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening. Christians observe the Sabbath on Sunday. SNAP by Cleddie Keith.