Day 10 Psalm 119:73-80 (CJB)
The Counting of the Omer covers a fifty-day period of time from the Feast of First Fruits until Shavuot (Pentecost). Beginning with the day of First Fruits, each subsequent day is counted for seven complete weeks, plus one day – fifty days. During the Counting of the Omer, we “count up” to the Feast of Shavuot (the 50th Day). With each day of counting, there is an inner diagnostic examination that takes place. The Hebraic style of teaching depends heavily on creating a picture or comparison to convey meaning to the talmudim (disciple).
The glorious element of this season is there is an offering each day. What will you offer up? It is suggested to go for the deep-seated issues, but not all of them. It is unrealistic to believe that we can effectively see a change in too many areas at once genuinely. Yes, of course we know all things are possible with God, it is the other party involved where the struggle rests. It is the weakness in human flesh that is considered. For instance, if you were doing a 30 day word fast “Taming of the Tongue’ as we are going through on FIVEAM Prayer (www.fiveamprayer.blogspot.com).
The ‘word fast’ directive focuses on your conversations, and all nuances which surround and encompass conversations. Therefore, the mouth, lips, heart, responses, imaginations, and emotions are also considered. how these factor in our relationships. All of this is placed under an inner diagnostic examination of the Holy Spirit during the counting of the Omer period. This will certainly take the entire 49 days, and then some, to tame a tongue in one area of conversation pleasing to God.
It is believed that it takes approximately 21 days to change a habit; then let’s do the math, with 49 days we have the opportunity to change a habit, practice exercising it while focusing on the daily scripture with a heart bent toward counting (being accountable for our words) in the presence of God. As we trust Him daily we are preparing to receive a ‘blessing of function’ poured upon us by Yahweh.
I describe the blessing we receive inwardly on Shavout /Pentecost as a ‘blessing of function,’ due to the pattern revealed by Yahweh. On Shavout/Pentecost during the time of Moshe we received the Torah which holds the God ordained function, God’s teaching and instructions. In the book of Acts we witness the filling of the Holy Spirit. The apostles were instructed to wait for the Holy Spirit in order to receive power, an additional agent of function.
Therefore, when counting the omer we bring the daily offering from our inner man with honesty about our own personal struggles. The confession is met with the word and acceptance of our responsibility to make a change. We prepare to receive the correction, instruction and revelation to add to the spiritual growth along with the expectation of what Pentecost will bring. During the Counting of the Omer, each day 8 verses from Psalms 119 is read and meditated upon, causing us to review the condition of our hearts before God.
“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer: Tonight will be the 10th night of the Omer, which is One week, and 3 nights.”
The Counting of the Omer Day 10 : The Road to Transformation
“And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath…Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.”(Leviticus 23: 15-16 NKJV) “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer:
Tonight will be the 10th night of the Omer, which is One week, and 3 nights.”
(Yud) (the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
73 Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, so I can learn your mitzvot.(commandment)
74 Those who fear you rejoice at the sight of me, because I put my hope in your word.
75 I know, Adonai, that your rulings are righteous, that even when you humble me you are faithful.
76 Let your grace comfort me, in keeping with your promise to your servant.
77 Show me pity, and I will live, for your Torah is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed, because they wrong me with lies; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me, along with those who know your instruction.
80 Let my heart be pure in your laws, so that I won’t be put to shame.
May the Lord add a blessing to the reading, hearing and application of God’s most holy word, Amen.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.