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R3 Alliance Prayer, TESHUVAH PRAYING, September 12, 2018

R3 Alliance Prayer, TESHUVAH PRAYING, September 12, 2018

Preparing the Way for the Lord’s Return

 

Daniel 1:8; 2:20-22; 6:3, 10 Amplified Bible

Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself…He said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever!

 For wisdom and might are His! He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding! He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! …this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps because an excellent spirit was in him…he went into his house, and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, HE GOT DOWN UPON HIS KNEES THREE TIMES A DAY AND PRAYED AND GAVE THANKS BEFORE HIS GOD, AS HE HAD DONE PREVIOUSLY.

 

Introduction:

The very first words from Jesus’ opening message to humanity in His earthly ministry was Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Mt. 4:17)  As was the truth in His first coming the same is true for His Second Coming.  Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him…Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. (Lk. 3:4b, 8 NIV)  Our preparations of Christ’s return are twofold: to prepare our hearts to seek Him and to prepare the way for His return in being found ready and occupied about the Father’s business.

The study of Hebraic roots on prayer reveal what is called “Tabernacle Prayer”: It was a means of praying to separate and isolate oneself in order to focus on three primary pillars of prayer: REFLECTION, EXAMINATION, AND DETERMINATION.  These three phases allowed someone to take themselves through a moment in time in order to redeem time.  Tabernacle Prayer was what Jesus was eluding to when He taught to go to your closet and pray to your Father which is in secret (Mt. 6:6).  If one did not have literal room or place to be “closed in” they would take their “prayer shawl or cloth” and pull it over their forehead and sides leaving their face open symbolizing seeking God’s face with an open face in order to “tabernacle with God”.

We will use the Prophet Daniel as our example, in that, he is the model of the preparations of his heart, having an excellent spirit found in him, and seeking to discern the deep and secret things of the Lord in the changing of times and seasons.  He tabernacled with God three times a day on his knees before God in prayer.

During this season, we observe the Feasts of the LORD.  The forty days leading up to Yom Kippur are known as the “Forty Days of Teshuvah”.  Tesh•ū•vah comes from the root word “shuv” which means: to turn back or return; it is to turn around and go back; to change direction.  Teshuvah is a verb or an action word used in various shades of meaning; it also is translated:  to withdraw; to bring back or take back; to answer; to restore.  It is used over 1,000 times in Scripture in various forms: If My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and “turn” (teshuvah) from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive them and heal their land. (2 Chron. 7:14)  Therefore, also now, says the LORD “turn” (teshuvah) yourselves to Me with all your heart, with fasting, and with weeping and with mourning; And rend your heart, not your garments, and “turn” (teshuvah) to the LORD your God. (Joel 2:12-13a)  Again, Deuteronomy 30:2, And you shall “return” (teshuvah) to the LORD your God, and shall obey His voice according to all I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul.  Keep in mind that the New Testament writers wrote from a Hebraic understanding of motive in motion with meaning in time and transition.   Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must “turn away” (teshuvah) from wickedness…he  will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do many good works. (2 Tim. 2:19, 21 NIV)

The Forty Days of Teshuvah provided a means to an ends.  It was following the pattern of proving previously to potential possibility, i.e. Noah’s flood, Moses on Sinai, and Jesus in the wilderness and post-resurrection appearances.  The number 40 in Scripture is the number of “proving” or “probation”.  It allowed one to set the new path or a track record of pattern.  It was a way to seize the moment and make the most of an opportunity.

We know, as those in covenant with God in Christ, we can make an appointment with the Most High any time for the veil was opened for us top to bottom at the cross.  However, in the Feasts of the LORD God is making an appointment for Him to meet with us.  This is a window of opportunity we must not neglect.  Isaiah 55:6, 3 says, Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.  Incline your ear and come to Him; hear, and your soul shall live.

We will endeavor to “Tabernacle in Prayer” and use it in Teshuvah Preparations.  Prayer provides bridges in time.  In REFLECTION, we review the past, settle outstanding accounts, forgive as forgiven, and learn from our experiences.  In EXAMINATION, we permit Holy Spirit-introspection to expose attitudes, reveal heart issues, and to correct our course moving forward as we transition from past through present to the future.  In DETERMINATION, we are not as much as setting goals, as we are projecting the focus of faith into who we are becoming.  We are yoking ourselves with Christ to live and move and have our being in Him as we transition into tomorrow.

For the purpose of this Prayer Guide we will expand on DETERMINATION by adding to it EXECUTION of God’s game plan and EXPECTATION in watching and praying in preparation for Christ’s return. Not only is this the Season of Feasts, it coincides with 9/11 a date of America’s emergency call to repentance.

Tabernacle Prayer is part of the Prayer of Moses in Psalm 90:12, So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.  In Teshuvah Praying we are: Shutting ourselves in the secret place of the Most High to look back, look inside, look around, look ahead, and look up because our redemption is drawing near.  This is our “Keiros moment” in a “Chronos season”.  We are taking advantage of the wisdom of Proverbs 28:13-14 Tree of Life Version.  One who covers up his transgression will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them finds mercy.  Blessed is he who is always cautious, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into trouble.  Moreover, as a dog returns (teshuvah) to his vomit, so does a fool to his folly. (2 Pet. 2:22)

As we transcend time through Teshuvah we follow the example of Josiah…who turned (teshuvahed) to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might.  We are pressing on by letting go of some things and taking hold of others.  We are redeeming the time by learning from the past, maximizing the moment without wasting its giftings, and making the most of every opportunity as it comes because it is in the womb of time.  Joshua said, Choose you this day whom you will serve (Jsh. 24:15).  Hebrew 3:12-14 NIV says, See to it, brothers that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns (teshuvahs) away from the loving God.  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.  We have come to share in Christ IF we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.  Amen!  Let us build bridges across time into the windows of eternity!  For He says, I have heard you in a time accepted, and on the day of salvation I have helped you: Behold, NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME; BEHOLD, TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION. (2 Cor. 6:2)

 

  1. REFLECTION                                       

re•flec•tion:

serious thought or consideration; contemplation of past acts, experiences, or expectancy; the act of being bent; turning one’s view back in review; deliberation after further review of past thoughts, options, opinions, or decisions; to be retrospective of reason and operations of the past in order to reset the present in analysis and evaluations

 

Haggai 1:7; 2:7 NKJV

Thus says the Lord of hosts: CONSIDER YOUR WAYS!

And I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations,

and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.

 

Joel 2:12-13 NKJV

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “TURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

So REND YOUR HEART, and not your garments; RETURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD,
For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness;

 

2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation and leaves no regret; but worldly sorrow brings death.

 

General Direction: To Teshuvah (turn and return) to the LORD by “considering our ways” and asking the Spirit of Truth to guide us into all truth; to remember all of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and provision.  And concerning all past transgressions, offenses, debts, compromises, unforgiveness, or unconfessed/unrepented sins; to resolve to move away from yesterday’s failures and learn from our faults, flaws, and failures moving forward.

 

Scriptures:

  • 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 9 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” –Lk. 3:8-9 NKJV
  • 3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.—Lk. 13:3 NKJV
  • 15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. –Is. 30:15 NIV
  • 6 When I remember You on my bed,I meditate on You in the night watches. –Ps. 63:6 NKJV
  • Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say,“I find no pleasure in them”— –Eccl. 12:1 NIV
  • 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. –Lam. 3:22-26 NKJV
  • 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. –1 Jn. 1:6-2:1 NKJV
  • 7 Therefore I will look to the Lord;I will wait for the God of my salvation;My God will hear me.8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;When I fall, I will arise;When I sit in darkness,The Lord will be a light to me.  –Mic. 7:7-8 NKJV
  • 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? –Rom. 2:4 NKJV
  • 7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;In fear of You I will worship toward [a]Your holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. –Ps. 5:7-8 NKJV
  • 22 “Now consider this, you who forget God,Lest I tear you in pieces,And there be none to deliver:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;And to him who orders his conduct arightI will show the salvation of God.” –Ps. 50:22-23 NKJV
  • 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you [a]  6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [a]openly.  16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the [a]hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. –Mt. 6:4, 6, 16 NKJV
  • 18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”Says the Lord,“Though your sins are like scarlet,They shall be as white as snow;Though they are red like crimson,They shall be as wool.19 If you are willing and obedient,You shall eat the good of the land;20 But if you refuse and rebel,You shall be devoured by the sword”;For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. –Is. 1:18-20 NKJV
  • 13 “For My people have committed two evils:They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. 19 Your own wickedness will correct you,And your backslidings will rebuke you.Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the Lord your God,And the [a]fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord God of hosts. –Jer. 2:13, 19 NKJV
  • 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. –2 Chron. 7:14 NKJV
  • 2 “I know your works, your labor, your[a]patience, and that you cannot[b]bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. –Rev. 2:2, 4-5 NKJV
  • 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before[a] 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. –Rev. 3:2-3 NKJV
  • 13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. 14 Happy is the man who is always reverent,
    But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. –Prov. 28:13-14 NKJV
  • “If you will return, O Israel,” says the Lord,“Return to Me;And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight,Then you shall not be moved.
    2 And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives,’ In truth, in [a]judgment, and in righteousness; The nations shall bless themselves in Him, And in Him they shall glory.” 21 How long will I see the [a]standard, And hear the sound of the trumpet? 22 “For My people are foolish, They have not known Me. They are [b]silly children, And they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, But to do good they have no knowledge.”–Jer. 4:1-2, 21-22 NKJV
  • 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! –Is. 5:20 NKJV
  • 19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and [a]simple concerning evil. –Rom. 16:19 NKJV
  • 12 So teach us to number our days,That we may gain a heart of wisdom. –Ps. 90-12 NKJV
  • 6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to YouIn a time when You may be found;Surely in a flood of great watersThey shall not come near him. –Ps. 32:6 NKJV
  • 13 But as for me, my prayer is to You,O Lord, in the acceptable time;O God, in the multitude of Your mercy,Hear me in the truth of Your salvation. –Ps. 69:13 NKJV
  • 12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. –Heb. 3:12-14 NIV
  • 7 For He is our God,And we are the people of His pasture,And the sheep [a]of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice: 8 “Do not harden your hearts, as in the [b]rebellion, As in the day of [c]trial in the wilderness, –Ps. 95:7-8 NKJV
  • 7 My people are bent on backsliding from Me.Though [a]they call [b]to the Most High, None at all exalt Him. –Hos. 11:7 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • To conduct a Spirit-led search of the heart and mind due to personal blind spots, denials, prejudices, bias, and fortified idols of choice. To be objective over excuses, justifying compromise, or carnal reasonings.
  • To realize the Holy Spirit knows me better than I know myself and as the Spirit of Truth He will guide me into all truth about myself and the truth will set me free when I live “my truth today”.
  • To resolve to not allow yesterday’s failures, offenses, or disappointments to be drug behind us like a ball and chain—to throw off the contending hindrances and besetting sins that so easily entangle our feet so we are crippled in running the course of the race marked out for us.
  • To no longer extend a curse or carrying over the past in unforgiveness, worry, doubt, resentment, word-curses, uncrucified thinking with an unrenewed mind.
  • To listen to God’s instructions to “consider our ways” and to “teshuvah” (turn and return to Him) and bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
  • To return to God today to avoid hardening our hearts by sins deceitfulness and like King Josiah return with all our heart, all our soul, and all our might.
  • To remember in reflection that we are required to confess our sins and forsake them in our returning (teshuvah) to the LORD.
  • To “tabernacle” with God by going to the secret place, the prayer closet, so that what is done in secret would be rewarded openly.
  • To repent of digging man-made wells that are cracked and cannot hold water and return to the fountain of living water.
  • To allow God to teach us to number our days in wisdom

 

  1. EXAMINATION                             

ex•am•i•na•tion:

detailed inspection or investigation; a due diligence of discovery; an objective proof or analysis for accurate approval; careful research; an exposé of the real state of things by following the truth wherever it leads; an estimate of quality, quantity, and qualification on going forward.

 

Psalm 139:23-24 TPT

Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me.
    Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on,

and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting waysthe path that brings me back to you.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified

Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it.

Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?

 

General Direction: That we seek to be led by the Spirit of Truth to guide us into all truth about ourselves, because we have a tendency to have blind spots, denials, excuses, and justifications of our sins and short comings; that in “teshuvah” (turning and returning) we tear down and uproot thinking and errant ways and plant and build our relationship with God forward.

 

Scriptures:

  • 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches[a] the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. –Rev. 2:23 NKJV
  • 9 “The heart is deceitful above all things,And [a]desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the [b]mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. 12 A glorious high throne from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary. 13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the Lord, The fountain of living waters.” 14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise. –Jer. 17:9-10, 12-14 NKJV
  • 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’ –Lk. 15:17-19 NKJV
  • 28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”They said to Him, “The first.”Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward[a]relent and believe him. –Mt. 21:28-32 NKJV
  • 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom [a]is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ –Mt. 25:4-9 NKJV
  • 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
  • 17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. –Jam. 4:13-17 NKJV
  • To everything there is a season,A time for every purpose under heaven: 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. –Eccl. 3:1, 11 NKJV
  • 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [a]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. –Rom. 8:26-27 NKJV
  • 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar. –Ps. 51:6-7, 10-13, 16-17, 19 NKJV
  • 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 23 The steps of a good man are [a]ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. –Ps. 37:3, 23-24 NKJV
  • 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lordhears,And delivers them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. –Ps. 34:17-19 NKJV
  • 16 knowing that a man is not [a]justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. –Gal. 2:16 NKJV
  • 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up;You will remove iniquity far from your tents.24 Then you will lay your gold in the dust,And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.25 Yes, the Almighty will be your [a]gold And your precious silver; 26 For then you will have your delight in the Almighty, And lift up your face to God. 27 You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, And you will pay your vows. 28 You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. –Job 22:23-28 NKJV
  • 4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying:“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord;Make His paths straight. 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 9 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” –Lk.3:4, 8-9 NKJV
  • 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.—2 Tim. 2:19-22 NIV
  • 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,”and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” –2 Pet. 2:22 NKJV
  • 8 Thus says the Lord:“In an acceptable[a] time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will [b]preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, 14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child, [a]And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. 16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. –Is. 49:8, 14-16 NKJV
  • 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. –1 Cor. 11:28, 31 NKJV
  • 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the [a]giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like[b] grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” –Num. 13:30-33 NKJV
  • 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. –Heb. 4:12 NKJV
  • 12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. –2 Cor. 10:12 NIV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That in our Teshuvah (turning and returning) to the LORD we do not depend on our self-perception to search our hearts, but permit the Spirit of Truth to guide us objectively in all truth in our self-search and examination of our motives, intentions, thoughts, and words and ways.
  • That we look to the fruits we bear, good or bad, and the works we produce, good or evil, and resolve to bear fruits worthy of repentance and evaluate ourselves to see if we are truly holding to the faith in Christ and ever-increasing in our experiences.
  • That I answer the question, “Was there ever a time when I was more faithful, more devoted, more close in my walk with the Lord than right now?” –that is the distance of my “return”.
  • That the time measure of my relationship in God is not how close I have been but now close am I today because I cannot live on yesterday’s manna.
  • That we understand that Scripture instructs us to examine ourselves in the light of Christ, not the measure of other people or ourselves, and that if we would judge ourselves by confessing, repentance, and forsaking all sin we would not fall into judgment.
  • That we ask Jesus to lay His axe to the root of any sin in our hearts and uproot and remove it from us.
  • That we comprehend the time of Teshuvah as a season of repentance in “turning and returning” to the Lord leaving no reserves for compromise, no place for the devil to establish a stronghold, and nothing behind that should be dealt with
  • That we must leave the past behind to move on today and learn from the past and not relive it not waste today’s opportunity.

 

 

  1. DETERMINATION                              

de•ter•mi•na•tion:

firmness of purpose; resoluteness; establishment by settled purpose to a certain end; a fixed intention to achieve a desired end or success;

the resolve to go on not giving up or letting go because of something of greater worth

 

Daniel 1:8; 2:20-22; 6:3, 10 NKJV

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…

He said, “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are His; and He changes the times and seasons;

He removes kings and raises up kings; He give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. 

He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.

 

Joshua 24:15 NKJV

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

 

Romans 13:11 NKJV

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep;

for NOW OUR SALVATION IS NEARER THAN WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED.

 

2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV

For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

 

General Direction:  That we be like Daniel in determining in our hearts not to defile ourselves with sin, this world, or the devil’s schemes or devices but to put on the Lord Jesus Christ and live godly and holy lives as we prepare the way for His return; that we seek wisdom and knowledge to understand our times, know our direction for the seasons, and maximize every moment and make the most of each opportunity.

 

Scriptures:

  • 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, –2 Pet. 3:8-9,11 NKJV
  • 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk [a]properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. –Rom. 13:12-14 NKJV
  • 4 I[a] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. –Jn. 9:4 NKJV
  • 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. –2 Chron. 7:14 NKJV
  • 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you[f] are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” 17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18 “I Will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.” 7 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. –2 Cor. 6:15-7:1 NKJV
  • Therefore we must give [a]the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just [b]reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, –Heb. 2:1-3 NKJV
  • Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, –Heb. 3:1 NKJV
  • Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor[a]regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, [b]‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will [c]avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” 6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” –Lk. 18:1-8 NKJV
  • He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.”3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler. 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall [a]bear you up, Lest you [b]dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will [c]set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With [d]long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” –Ps. 91:1-4, 9-16 NKJV
  • “Cry aloud, [a]spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. 6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the [a]heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are [b]cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The [c]pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of [a]Streets to Dwell In. 14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.” –Is. 58:1, 6-9, 11-12, 14 NKJV
  • 16 [a]Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, [b]fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. –Jam. 5:16-18 NKJV
  • 12 So teach us to number our days,That we may gain a heart of wisdom. –Ps. 90:12 NKJV
  • 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me.Hear, and your soul shall live;And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David. 6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,Call upon Him while He is near. –Is. 55:3, 6 NKJV
  • 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father inspirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” –Jn. 4:23-24 NKJV
  • 32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; –1 Chron. 12:32 NKJV
  • 25 Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him. –2 Kgs. 23:25 NKJV
  • 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and [a]self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. –Jam. 3:13-18 NKJV
  • 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. –2 Cor. 5:21 NKJV
  • 14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,And He will show them His covenant. –Ps. 25:14 NKJV
  • 3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 7 Surely the Lord God does nothing,Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. –Amos 3:3, 7 NKJV
  • 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” –Est. 4:14 NKJV
  • 23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,Let not the mighty man glory in his might,Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
    24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, [a]judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. –Jer. 9:23-24 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That by putting our trust in the living God and setting our hope in Him in this Teshuvah (turning and returning) season we re-establish our God-given purpose and potential.
  • That as Daniel did, we determine in our hearts not to defile ourselves with the love of the world nor the things of this world but seek God for wisdom and knowledge for understanding; to allow Him to reveal the secret things knowing the times and seasons which are appointed for us.
  • That as we experience “Teshuvah” (turning and returning) we declare and decree to choose the fear of the Lord, to love God first and foremost in every part of our human dimension, and knowing the time to redeem the time by maximizing each moment and making the most of every window of opportunity.
  • That we understand times and our seasons and resolve to live holy and godly lives to fix our intentions to fight the good fight, finish the race, and succeed in our desired end of having the Master say, “Well done!”
  • That in our “Teshuvah” (turning and returning) we break the patterns of self-defeat and cycles of concession to things that cause suffering and self-inflicted wounds and determine to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper and be successful when weighed in the balance of our Creator and Righteous Judge.
  • That we establish ourselves to be in the mode of preparing our hearts and preparing the way for the King’s return.
  • That we determine in Teshuvah what things we must “let go of” and what things we need to “hold on to” and we choose the LORD today and purpose our hearts going forward.

 

 

3a. EXECUTION                                                              

ex•e•cu•tion:

To carry out a death sentence; the act of putting to death 

To game plan or carry out an effective strategy or course of action; to accomplish an expected end.

 

Ephesians 5:15-17 Tree of Life Version

So pay close attention to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL. 

For this reason do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

 

Matthew 24:42, 46 NKJV

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.

 

Luke 19:13 KJV

Occupy till I come.

 

General Direction: That we comprehend the execution of carrying out Teshuvah by putting the old man and of sin to death, taking up our cross daily to live the crucified life as the new man resurrected in Christ; that we understand how we live and walk as wise and make the most of every opportunity as son/servants and fulfill our Biblical mandate regarding Israel to be a blessing.

 

Scriptures:

  • 23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross[a]daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? –Lk. 9:23-25 NKJV
  • 22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be [a]accursed. O[b] Lord, come! –1 Cor. 16:22 NKJV
  • 31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.–1 Cor. 15:31 NKJV
  • 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.–2 Cor. 4:18 NKJV
  • We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. –2 Cor. 6:1-2 NKJV
  • 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died [a]in vain.” –Gal. 2:20-21 NKJV
  • If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, –Col. 3:1-3, 5, 9-10 NKJV
  • 4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. –Col. 4:4-5 NKJV
  • 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. –2 Tim. 3:14-17 NKJV
  • 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. –1 Tim. 4:8, 12-16 NIV
  • 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.  33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” –1 Cor. 15:10, 24, 33 NKJV
  • 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. –Mt. 6:33 NKJV
  • Psalm 27
  • 32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; –1 Chron. 12:32 NKJV
  • 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” –Est. 4:14 NKJV
  • “Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you [a]call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, 2 and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, –Deut. 30:1-2 NKJV
  • 20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”Says the Lord. –Is. 59:20 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That we would learn to put the old man of our past life to death so that the new life in Christ can be lived out as intended.
  • That we would learn to die daily to competing desires, appetites, and affections that seek to consume us and deny ourselves and “daily take up our cross and follow Jesus” example.
  • That we would understand that the uncrucified thought-life is the beachhead of Satanic assault and fiery darts and that our value to God in good works is hidden with Christ as our lives are crucified with Christ.
  • That we comprehend that God daily (Deut. 30:19) sets before us life and death, blessing and cursing and that we are responsible to walk as wise to maximize each moment and make the most of every opportunity.
  • That we follow the examples of the great cloud of witnesses to understand our times and take hold of the kingdom for such a time as it has be appointed to us. (Heb. 12:25-29)
  • That we would seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness is first priority in all things and have understanding of the Lord’s will in knowing what to let go of and what to hold on to.
  • That we would cast down preoccupations with other things that distract, diminish, and detour us from occupying until Christ returns and be found as servants to His kingdom on earth.
  • That we pray for Israel as God prophetic time clock, for the Christians to fulfill their Biblical mandate of bringing the Gospel to the Jew first, then to the Gentile, and love and support the Jewish people in order to provoke them to jealousy in receiving their Messiah, Yeshua, ha Mashiach

 

 

3b. EXPECTATION                                 

ex•pec•ta•tion:

a strong belief in something will happen or be the case; looking forward to a future event with high anticipation of promises made; the assurance of hope in something happening or predicted.

 

Titus 2:11-14 NIV

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions and

 to live self-controlled, upright, and godly live in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

 

1 John 3:3 NKJV

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

 

General Direction: That we use the days of Teshuvah and Tabernacle Prayer as the mans to prepare our hearts in expectation and prepare the way for the Lord’s return and because we have this hope we purify ourselves even as He is pure and is coming for a glorious church that is holy, without spot or wrinkle and serving the Lord of the harvest in sowing and reaping in the fields of souls.

 Scriptures:

  • 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [a]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. –Rom. 8:22-29 NKJV
  • 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the [a]patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. –Rom. 15:4 NKJV
  • Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.–Heb. 11:1, 6 NKJV
  • 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Even so, come, Lord Jesus!21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be [a]with you all. Amen. –Rev. 22:17, 20-21 NKJV
  • 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. –2 Tim. 4:7-8 NKJV
  • As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. –1 Thes. 4:1-2 NIV
  • 22 reject every kind of evil.23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. –1 Thes. 5:22-24 NIV
  • Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [a]God! Therefore the world does not know [b]us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. –1 Jn. 3:1-3 NKJV
  • 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, –1 Pet. 3:15 NIV
  • 5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, — Col. 1:5 NKJV
  • 5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. –Col. 4:5-6 NKJV
  • 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. –Rom. 15:13 NIV
  • 31 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. –Is. 40:31 NKJV
  • 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. –Gal. 6:7-9 NKJV
  • 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” –Lk. 18:7-8 NKJV
  • 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. –Ps. 62:5 KJV
  • 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour [a]in which the Son of Man is coming. –Mt. 25:4, 13 NKJV
  • 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” –Mt. 26:41 NKJV
  • 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;It shall not return to Me [a]void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. –Is. 55:11 NKJV
  • 11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,The man who executes My counsel, from a far country.Indeed I have spoken it;I will also bring it to pass.I have purposed it;I will also do it. –Is. 46:11 NKJV
  • 23 Jesus said to him, “If[a] you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” –Mk. 9:23 NKJV
  • 27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” –Mk. 10:27 NKJV
  • 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. –Phil. 4:8 NKJV
  • 7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.“Eat and drink!” he says to you,But his heart is not with you. –Pro. 23:7 NKJV
  • 38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” –Lk. 6:38 NKJV
  • 6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows [a]bountifully will also reap [b]bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of [c]necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. –2 Cor. 9:6-8 NKJV
  • 14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by [a]whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. –Gal. 6:14 NKJV
  • 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might [a]sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. –Eph. 5:25-27, 32 NKJV
  • 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. –Eccl. 3:11 NIV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That we use Teshuvah and Tabernacle Prayer as a means to prepare our hearts and prepare the way for the Lord’s returning.
  • That we embrace the work of grace to say “No” to ungodliness, worldly passions, to live godly, holy lives in this present world as we anticipate the Blessed Hope of Jesus’ appearing and be passionate about serving and doing good.
  • That because the Bridegroom is coming for a glorious church then we must allow Him to wash us in His word to present us as holy without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
  • That God has clearly instructed us in prophetic sayings and signs that Jesus would come suddenly and that we must be like the 5 wise virgins who had extra oil with their lamps and as prepared to a delayed return.
  • That we would understand our historical prophesied assignment in time to prepare the way for His return, that He is seeking to find faith on the earth, and that all things are possible to those who believe.
  • That we know the importance of our thinking and renewed minds because in the last days people will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived ever learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.
  • That we realize that part of our expectation of Christ’s return is our Teshuvah or return to the Lord of the harvest and be found freely giving what we have freely received—the gift of salvation.
  • That we anticipate His coming by being found full of good works and good fruit, not as lazy servants who were idle and not ready to give the Master a return on His investment.
  • That every day we live in expectancy of His return because He is faithful.