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Welcome to Home Shalom and Shalom Farm. We pray your visit here be blessed. We are learning to walk in the Ways (Torah) of our Father YHWH and follow Y'shua, His Messiah until He returns to "set things straight". We call it a "Messi-Life". Our walk is neither tidy nor perfect, but it is filled with passion, devotion and desire to serve our King. We are learning to be humble servants, and to be good stewards of the things that He has entrusted to us: His Word, our marriage, our children, our family, our community, our health, and our farm. Hitch your horse and stay a while--our door is always open!

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Fruits/Counting the Omer - Video

Knowing that this is a controversial topic and there are two main schools of thought on the definition of "Sabbath" in the original text concerning the date oif First Fruits. We post this video to share our understanding. This is not in anyway intended to offend anyone who may reckon it as a the fixed date of the 16th (The day after the first day of Matzah). So we post this in humbleness to share our own conviction. (Each man must make up His own mind.)


Anonymous said...

It makes sense and yet is (and has been) all very confusing. Not bad, just trying to cram seemingly a lot in a small amount of time. Kind of like exam week, LOL. :).

I'm thinking if it is not always static then the 3 days/3 nights in the tomb will not coincide every year? It is 5 days instead of 3 until First Fruits this year, yes/no?

Mommy Set Free said...

I know exactly what you mean! We so desire to "get it right", but great "cases" are made on both sides! It seems in that very special year it was the same, lined up so that three days and nights were on the first day after the 7th day Shabbat. BUT IT IS SO HARD TO KNOW FOR SURE! We could be wrong. It is so hard to know!!

The tricky part is that, we have to choose one, so that we may act out our faith and do our best to keep the Feasts alive. All this has been SO humbling for us! I wonder if that might be WHY YHVH has allowed all this to happen...to show us..how truly desperate we are for Y'shua to return and set us all straight. It also seems that YHVH might allow this to teach us to love one another in the midst of it all! And to teach us all to worship Him HUMBLY with contrite hearts and recognition that it is very likely our offering is lame. If we can do this, yet still give it whole heartedly - we get a real live sense of His mercy and grace and He sees that we are "hot". We become so thankful for HIM and so dependant on HIM...that we start to walk in this phenomenon of mercy and grace ourselves!! (Instead of walking in the flesh, thinking we are justified by "doing it right".) This just seems to be what YHVH is teaching us through all this.

Be encouraged! I know your desire is for HIM. Our faith and intimacy with Him is what will "pass the test".

Some who are week in faith may stop doing the feasts all together (or never really start!)or become complacent or indiffernt to their importance because they "can't do it right". May we never loose our passion to persue Him and desire to try to meet Him in the places He has designated for us to meet Him.

Others may get so hard hearted that they are 'right' in their choice, that even if they are "right" their worship becomes a clanging symbol to the ears of YHVH because it has developed a haughty and prideful contentance. May we never fall into that trap either!!!

Rather may we remain (or become) humble, Yah pursuant, learning to walk in shalom, and peace. May we fully embrace the reality of His mercy and grace while at the same time having a sincere desire to be obediant and honestly please and serve and worship our precious Av with all we have, all we are and all we do! As far as we can tell...this is what pleases YHVH above all. This is the criteria in which we are judged. This is what we should "shamar" (protect and gaurd) through out the whole process of our living lives of worship. Be encouraged sweet sister! Be encouraged!

Much Love, p