Author: Rocco

Your Walk Needs Air Holes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

As a child, I would catch insects, put them in jars, and punch air holes in the lids so they would stay alive. What does that have to do with you? If you plan on having a living relationship with God, make sure you have air holes.

If you’re born again, God’s Spirit lives inside of you. He’s the life, you’re the jar. The biggest mistake many believers make is thinking they can contain God in the form of dogma, ritual, or a service they repeat over and over again. Others believe they can put their relationship with God on hold; put it in a jar and it’ll be preserved. Still, others think they can serve God without daily communication, or receiving from Him. Spirit in Hebrew means Breath or Wind. Thus, you can’t put God in a box without an opening for His Wind to blow through. Punch a hole in your heart for prayer and quiet time, and for receiving the Breath of God. For there to be life and breath, there have to be air holes. Punch a hole in that religion, and let the Wind of God blow in.

Today’s Mission – Today, spend quality time with the Lord and let Him breathe on you.

by Jonathan Cahn

Enter In!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

As we close out the fall feasts here in Israel I’m meditating on the deeper significance of this season. I’m realizing how God’s ordering of the festivals contains a deeper meaning than one might see at first glance. It’s not just about apples and honey and building tabernacles. The Lord gave the Jewish people these feasts as a beautiful picture of His ultimate plan; repentance, faith, atonement, forgiveness and joy. He carefully ordered these feasts to call us to a profound internal reflection designed to lead us from sin and alienation to reconciliation, fellowship, freedom and great joy.

Beginning with Rosh HaShannah and the days immediately following, (commonly called the Days of Awe) we are invited to a season of deep self examination and repentance, culminating at Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). This highest holy day reveals the way in which God forgives our sins through the offering of a spotless lamb, which lays the foundation for the joy of reconciliation with God and one another experienced at Sukkot.

As we can see, this entire sequence is a precise picture of the Lord’s New Covenant redemptive plan. We cannot enter the joy of the Lord except through repentance, faith and redemption through His Son.

Enter the joy of the Lord! Let’s examine ourselves today, confess our sins, trust in the absolute forgiveness of God through faith in His Son — and REJOICE!!!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten