On This Day – 21 Iyar

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Shalom! Here is our devotional for today, May 17, 2017, 21 Iyar. Hope you are blessed. Approximately 5 minutes.

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4 Responses to On This Day – 21 Iyar

  1. JAIME says:

    Shalom…

    Bill; Do you have an understanding as to what type of “ministering” Adam performed for the Lord at this stage ?

    I have this understanding that “ministering” is not the right word…. for it’s descriptive nature just doesn’t fit, at least for me….

    Adam would have had the ability to communicate with “all” things in Eden,and would of course be involved in not taking care of anything in the physical world,but; walking among the creatures and exploring the Garden, After all; there is nothing of offense there. except Lucifer of course…….. and on the Shabbat he would, what ? burn incense, swim in the river of life, pray, offer praise ?

    I think that Adam and Eve would be exploring every bit of Eden during the week and the Lord as a loving Father, joyfully rejoiced watching every move they made…. Don’t we as parents love watching our children when very young (a Rabbi trail here)..?
    Are you kidding me ?, Some of my most treasured memories in all of life, are of my daughters, when they were unaware of my presence……the humility a child can teach a man through their innocence is so “priceless” it will cause him to bow his head in shame…..

    I believe, the Shabbat was a Father setting aside a special day for them to come to Father’s “living room” if you will; and enjoy the day as a family…..
    Through all of Scripture the Scarlet Blue Thread is Love… the essence of a true Father….

    The purpose and message is the same; FATHER LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS CHILDREN……
    The true purpose of Shabbat…. to “know HIM”

    Shalom….

    • Bill says:

      Jaime: Understanding? Not really but I do have an opinion and it’s basically a parallel “ministry” to that of the priests in the Sanctuary. To make sure that all the work was done necessary for maintaining the state of holiness that was to exist in the Sanctuary. Whether or not, Adam had to kindle a menorah or put bread on a table, I don’t know but I do believe that his work consisted of making sure things were as they were supposed to be so that the Presence of the Creator would be welcome. This would also include making sure that nothing that offends was able to gain access to the Garden (which he failed to do). Furthermore, I believe that, just as the priests were to teach the people to distinguish clean from unclean, so too was Adam to teach others. I believe there were other people out there in the world (this is based on Gen. 1:27-28 where He created “adam” (mankind) male and female and told them to fill the earth. The man Adam is referred to specifically because, like Israel, he is the one through who God will teach all mankind of his ways. As I said this is merely my opinion, subject to correction – I always reserve the right to be wrong. Shalom.

  2. Suzie Que says:

    I’m very blessed to be encouraged by this ministry. I start my day by talking with my Elohim and I also watch this encouraging daily video “On This Day”.

    While brothers and sisters may not always agree with the opinions of another; It’s still a blessing to find out the viewpoint of the ones who love their heavenly Father and His precious Son, our Redeemer, Yeshua.

    I was surprised to hear the garden of Eden likened to a sanctuary; however just a few weeks ago, I likened the terms/conditions of the Everlasting Covenant as being the guard of eternal life just as YHWH set a protective boundary around the tree of eternal life in the garden of Eden.

    I see similarities between the river mentioned in Genesis 2 with the one mentioned in Ezekiel 47; and possibly a type of the ones found in Psalm 105:41; 46:4; Isaiah 66:12; 48:18; Proverbs 16:22, 18:4 (Spiritually speaking). Although I don’t believe there were other people with Adam and Eve or that priestly duties were introduced before sin; I am very interested in the concept of the river connection to the tree of life and Revelation 22.

    Revelation 22:1-2
    “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
    proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

    Thank you Brother Bill for giving me daily encouragement and food for thought!

    p.s. When you were speaking of the double portion given to hold us through what’s coming; I prayed asking what else this could mean for us today and the oil of the wise came to mind. “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.”

    Shalom

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