November 2019

Light Into Darkness

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 

[John 1:5]

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. Our enemies are confounded by light. During darker days we become ever more aware of light. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all... But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another [1 John 1:5, 7].

Everything under the Sun is aligned in Yahweh’s calendar. These days are His “mohadim,” (Assigned Days) marking the passage of time. As we read, To everything there is a season [Ecclesiastes 3:1], we are reminded of the Feasts of the Lord He laid out for us in Leviticus 23.

The passage of time is measured in light and darkness. As it was in the beginning: Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day [Genesis 1:3-5].

God “divided” the light from the darkness. Our Creator separates what reflects His glory from what doesn’t. This was His first priority on His first day. God reminds us of His divine division every day of our lives. His plan is, was, and always will be to live a life that reflects the Majestic Glory of King Yeshua. 

As much as we may revel in knowing God, we we’re not here to live a passive life. Having accepted the supernatural deposit of His Glory with our souls, we advance to restore the lost, the broken, the hurt, and the helpless into the Kingdom of God. He gave His Glory to give away, not clench.

As we prepare to set our clocks back for Daylight Savings, we are reminded of the season we have entered. Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets 5780) , Ten Days of Awe (Repentance and Forgiveness), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Shavuot (Feast of the Tabernacles), and Simchat Torah (Rewinding the Scroll) – each celebration propels us into a fresh era and new revelation.

And there are more to come: Thanksgiving (To Honor our Creator), Christmas (To Celebrate our Savior’s Birth), and Chanukah (The Festival of Lights). As the days grow shorter, the Presence of His Light and the Glory of His Goodness shine ever brighter. The contrast between these two realms becomes ever more obvious as the length of days diminish.

As harvest harkens to coming shorter days, God sends His Firstfruit to bring us light. We honor in His glory as the manifestation of the Light of the Kingdom of God sent to be the Light of the World. May the Son Rise to reveal His glory to you and your loved ones. And may you freely give His glory and dispel the darkness.

First Fruits First

First Fruits First is a monthly devotional newsletter intended to encourage the believer. The principle of First Fruits traces back to the Hebrew Scriptures where the people of God offered back to Him the first portion of what was earned, received or produced in grateful acknowledgement of His provision.

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