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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Omer Devotional Day 47

May 16 at sundown - Day 47
Today is day 47 of counting the Omer 

Today is day 47 out of Egypt
Today is day 47 of Messiah Resurrected

Arriving at Mt. Sinai—Three Days to Prepare (Exodus 19:10-11)

10 So, ADONAI said to Moshe, “Go to the people; today and tomorrow separate them for me by having them wash their clothing;
11 and prepare for the third day. For on the third day, ADONAI will come down on Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people.”


It is interesting that God would have the children of Israel cleanse themselves and their clothing before meeting with God on the day of Shavuot. We often talk about “getting into God’s presence,” but have you ever considered that God wants to be in your presence? The issue is that we are full of sin and if we were to go into the presence of God with our sin we would die, because being in the presence of God is terrifying. But, if we follow the instructions and cleanse ourselves of our sin, then being in God’s presence can be an amazing experience. For us, as a messianic synagogue, that means we ask God to forgive us of our sin in the name of Yeshua, He forgives us, and then we can be in His presence and He can be in ours. It’s the design of God because he wants to share His presence with us!

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your tangible presence and Your Holy Spirit. Please forgive me of my sin and wash me clean. I want to experience Your presence in new, fresh, and exciting ways and I want to lead others into Your presence as well. Amen.


At Restoration, we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. During this season of counting of the Omer, we have decided to do this collectively as a congregation in the days leading up to Shavuot. Together, we want to trust in His power to impact our lives, our congregation, our city, and our world. The last 10 days we will encourage a corporate time of fasting and prayer, which starts the evening of May 9 and ends the evening of May 19. The conclusion of this season of prayer will culminate in a congregational picnic on the 50th day, the day of Shavuot - Sunday, May 20 at noon.

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