The Counting of the Omer Day 31: The Road to Transformation
“‘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)
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.
“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 31st night of the Omer, which is Four weeks, and three days.
Day 31- Psalm 119:65-72
65 You have treated your servant well, Adonai, in keeping with your word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, because I trust in your mitzvot.(commandment)
67 Before I was humbled, I used to go astray; but now I observe your word.
68 You are good, and you do good; teach me your laws.
69 The arrogant are slandering me, but I will wholeheartedly keep your precepts.
70 Their hearts are as thick as fat, but I take delight in your Torah.
71 It is for my good that I have been humbled; it was so that I would learn your laws.
72 The Torah you have spoken means more to me than a fortune in gold and silver
Meditation Day 31 “Before I Was Humbled.”
Meditating during the counting of the Omer is a time of introspection as deep as you can allow the word to cut. The cut that the word of God makes severs function from dysfunction, life from death, spirit from flesh. The cutting edge of the word serves a dual purpose in every nook and cranny of our existence. The scriptures inform us that the sword which we know as the ‘word of God,’ cuts like a double-edged sword. The double edge cuts out the poisonous root negative behaviors or characters and begins the healing process upon exiting the wound. Yahweh never leaves a void in our hearts. When the cut happens He has already prepared us to receive the correction. The cut area is the corrected area. The cut area is prepared to receive the balm of Gilead. If you are strong enough in your knowledge of Yahweh’s faithfulness, then one can continue the process and apply the word revealed to the wounded or dysfunctional area in the mind, soul and spirit.
The title of the meditation today, again comes from our 8 verses in Psalm 119 as we count the omer. “Before I was humbled I used to go astray.” This verse from David in Psalm 119 v. 67, is a tremendous reveal. Pride goes before a fall, and this is where we go astray in most instances. Many of the violations of Yahweh’s holiness has to do with blocking His glory and rerouting it toward ourselves, a form of pride. The poison of pride is a phenomenal foe. Many will proclaim they are humble, and they give Yahweh all the glory. I find that every time someone promotes their role in giving “all glory” in any event is for others to recognize them as humble, that is pride. This is an element that honestly we’ll need to guard against every minute, of every second of every day. We are often seeking to let someone know our ideas are, what we said, accomplished, obtained, and what our children did in “this or that.”
There are those who connect with people to gain wisdom from them only to discard them when they are on to the next person of interest. In the beginning of the relationship they could not get enough of hearing from you, the pride of life was a great influential powerful in their lives. It is an enormous feet to actually avoid a prideful disposition in everything we do. It takes the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) and the principles  of the Torah to drag you and keep you on the straight and narrow. The stumbling block of pride is a large obstacle, if we allow through practice the Holy Spirit to assist us in avoiding, can lead to a supernatural type of walk in the Shikynah Manifest Presence of Yahweh. This is Yahweh’s ultimate purpose, to dwell among His people. The exciting part about that fact is, if Yahweh desires to dwell with us, He will surely assist us in pulling up the weeds in our hearts by the root. The cutting of the word is a wound we should welcome to gain the continued manifest presence of Yahweh’s glory.
As we count up to Shavuot (Pentecost) to obtain the blessing promised according to the appointed time of Pentecost, to move us to another realm in God, we are changing. The scripture referencing the instruction by Yahweh to count the omer, says we are to present a new grain offering. The new offering we are presenting is ourselves as a new living sacrifice. A new vessel cleansed to present ourselves holy and acceptable which is our reasonable service [Rom. 12:1-2]. The exploratory surgery we embark upon in our hearts now prepares us to receive a special blessing from Yahweh. Dig deep, deal with the hurt and the sore spots in your behavior and character. We are then prepared to stand in anticipate of a blessing that exceeds what we could ask or think.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.