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Voice from Heaven
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Some things have to be believed to be seen! 


"Now MY soul is troubled, and what shall I say? FATHER, save ME from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour. FATHER, glorify YOUR NAME. Then a VOICE came from heaven, saying "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." [John 12. 27 - 28] 


This was the last of three remarkable times during the earthly ministry of MESSIAH Y’SHUA when GOD THE FATHER spoke directly from heaven concerning HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON.  The first was when John baptized Y’SHUA in the Jordan River — "When HE had been baptized, JESUS came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to HIM, and HE saw the SPIRIT OF GOD descending like a dove and alighting upon HIM. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying This is MY BELOVED SON, in whom I am well pleased." [Matthew 3. 16 – 17; also, Mark 1. 9-11; Luke 3. 21 - 22] 


This was primarily given to the John, who was the forerunner of MESSIAH in the likeness of Elijah, who said — "I saw the SPIRIT descending from heaven like a dove, and HE remained upon HIM. I did not know HIM, but HE WHO sent me to baptize with water said to me Upon whom you see the SPIRIT descending, and remaining on HIM, this is HE WHO baptizes with the HOLY SPIRIT. And I have seen and testified that this is the SON OF GOD." [John 1. 32 - 34] 


The second time the VOICE spoke concerning the SON was to three chosen disciples, Peter, James and John at MESSIAH’S transfiguration.  And behold, "a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying This is MY BELOVED SON, in WHOM I am well pleased. Hear HIM!" [Matthew 17. 5]  In later years, Peter recalled and wrote of this experience — "For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, but were eyewitnesses of HIS majesty. For HE received from GOD THE FATHER honor and glory when such a VOICE came to HIM from the EXCELLENT GLORY: "This is MY BELOVED SON, in WHOM I am well pleased." And we heard this VOICE which came from heaven when we were with HIM on the holy mountain." [2 Peter 1. 16 - 19] 


The last illustrious words from the FATHER were in direct response to the prayer of HIS BELOVED SON, at the beginning of the final week before HE was crucified.  The message was to HIS SON, yet at the same time it was for the people.  Y’SHUA said, "This VOICE did not come because of ME, but for your sake. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to MYSELF."  This HE said signifying by what death HE would die." [John 12. 19 – 30, 33] 


When GOD THE FATHER spoke from heaven, the message was to assure and encourage all HIS dear saints for all time.  The LORD Y’SHUA ha’MASHIACH is the SON in whom GOD is glorified.  Now, it’s your choice, will you be obedient to the MASTER and hear HIM? Your eternal life depends on it. 



Sha'alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Good Sabbath — the rest of love freely given — a rest of truth and sincerity — a rest in peace and tranquility, in quiet and safety — a perfect rest in which you find favor.
Shabbos of BEHA’ALOTCHAWhen You Set Up [Reading: Numbers 8:1 - 12:16; Zechariah 2:10 – 4:7; Matthew 14:14-21]
We bow the head and bend the knee and magnify the KING of kings, WHO gave HIS life to redeem us from all our sins, blessed and praised be HE. O FATHER, forgive us, for foolishly we have strayed from YOU. O KING, pardon us for our sins are many. LORD OF HOSTS, WHO dwells above, YOU alone are GOD. Draw us nearer to YOU, for we seek repentance. Remember us unto life, be gracious to us according to YOUR abundant mercy.  Thank YOU for your hand that is stretched out to receive all who repent, therefore we seek you early.  O RIGHTEOUS ONE of mercy, glorify and cleanse us from sin and guilt. Forgive us our trespasses, though they are many, hear us, GOD of our fathers. Let not the gates of repentance be closed, bring us near to YOU, O GOD.  For YOUR forgiveness, YOUR love, long-suffering, abundant kindness, infinite goodness and governing the whole world in mercy we both desire and wait for.  Make us again, YOUR heritage. Thank YOU for the honor of being YOURS; we truly are humbled and so grateful.  Amen!
Have a peaceful, enriching Shabbat by blessing others. 


Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 



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