The Counting of the Omer Day 27: The Road to Transformation
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, adding to the growing expectation of what Pentecost will bring. During the Counting of the Omer, each day 8 verses from Psalm 119 is read and meditated upon, causing us to review the condition of our hearts before God.
“‘From the day after the day of rest — that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving — you are to count seven full weeks, 16 until the day after the seventh week; you are to count fifty days; and then you are to present a new grain offering to Adonai.” Leviticus 23: 15-16 (CJB)
“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 27th night of the Omer, which is Three weeks, and 6 nights.”
Day 27- Psalm 119:33-40
(Heh) The fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
33Teach me Adonai, the way of your laws; keeping them will be its own reward for me
34 Give me understanding; then I will keep your Torah; I will observe it with all my heart.
35 Guide me on the path of your mitzvot, for I take pleasure in it.
36 Bend my heart toward your instructions and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; with your ways, give me life.
38 Fulfill your promise, which you made to your servant, which you made to those who fear you.
39 Avert the disgrace which I dread, for your rulings are good.37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; with your ways, give me life.
40 See how I long for your precepts; in your righteousness, give me life!
Meditation Day 27
Today’s verses of Psalm 119 David, the author, is pressing in to reach the commands of our God YHWH. David is willing to come in at the loss of obstacles that were once viewed as pleasurable or desirable. David’s lifestyle is the topic of verses 33-40. The Lifestyle of Torah Is a style that is superior to any other. The life that embraces Yahweh’s teaching and instructions, and his 613 principles; honoring God’s appointed feast days and times of prayer. The country is preparing to look to prayer nationally, but Yahweh our God says to live a life surrounded by prayer at their appointed times. When seeking daily knowledge, understanding and wisdom for all issue of life we are prepared to receive at the three appointed times of prayer. There is a lifestyle that is mirrored by Yeshua (Jesus) who is our example of how to live out the Torah with the Holy Spirit. The word ‘lifestyle’ means “salvation’ in Hebrew. We are often found using the word salvation without understanding its original intention was to show witness through your lifestyle. TTo lookon at God and neglect the things of this world is the largest challenge we face. The love of God’s word is our goal.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.