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Resting in God’s Faithfulness: My Shimetah Year

Image19-1In my last post on this topic, I shared how Yehovah demonstrated his faithfulness to me very specifically over one year’s time.  He replaced my fears with faith and changed my perspective to one that allows me to stay in his peace and rest every day.

A couple of years later I was working on new projects and new goals.  I still had my new perspective and was still trusting God for all of my provisions, but I was still striving.  Not out of fear, but for accomplishment – improvement in my career,  progress on changes I wanted in my personal life, projects and goals I had set for things I wanted to change or improve.

That’s not all bad, but for me there was this feeling of discontent, that things weren’t what they could be.  This feeling kept me striving, antsy, a little on edge, impatient, trying to get things on track the way I thought they should be.  I could feel this drive to make something of my life. (more…)


Yeshua’s Ascension Brings a Double Portion on Pentecost

Yeshua's AscensionIn a separate blog post I discuss how the day of Pentecost/Shavuot kicks-off the new covenant, guarantees our eternal inheritance, and brings new life through the Holy Spirit – enabling us to fulfill our mission and destiny on earth.

As believers in Yeshua, we already carry the Holy Spirit within us every day.  But if we’re prepared for it, I believe there’s a double portion of Yeshua’s Spirit poured out on Shavuot. (more…)


The Day of Pentecost Guarantees Yehovah’s Promises

www.DanKarvasek.comPentecost, Feast of Weeks, Shavuot – the culmination of the omer count, the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit – this is certainly something to celebrate!  On the Hebrew calendar in 2016, it falls on Sunday, June 12.

My dad was a pastor.  One day he was speaking to another pastor and they got on the topic of the Holy Spirit, which was one of my dad’s favorite topics.  At one point this pastor asked, “So, what’s the big deal about the Holy Spirit?”

Well, my dad was so flabbergasted, he ended up writing a book to answer the question.  It’s called, The Holy Spirit…So What’s the Big Deal?

It IS a big deal!  And…in my opinion, it’s a big deal in a whole series of big deals. (more…)


Keeping Passover and the Spring Feasts: When are they and how are they relevant today?

The Lord’s Holy Days, Feast Days, Jewish Feasts, Appointed Times, Mo’edim — whatever term you use, don’t miss these days!  As a Christian seeking more intimacy in my walk with Yeshua, learning about, experiencing and keeping these feasts (including the Sabbath) has brought me not only into deeper intimacy with him, but God has showered me with new understanding, unexpected blessings, strengthened faith and fresh excitement daily.  I highly recommend it!
Included here is a list of my blog posts about the Spring Feasts.   (more…)


The Peace of the Sabbath

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How often have you sought peace in nature?  Stood awestruck by God’s earthly beauty?  Or been inspired by a stunning scene?   “The Peace of the Sabbath | Shabbat Shalom” reveals one stirring scene after another, all set to Bible scriptures recounting God’s peace.

A visual delight for the eyes and a respite for the soul, this book will lead you deeper into Sabbath rest with the turn of every page.

Appropriate for Jews, Christians, Messianics and others seeking and sharing peace, this is the gift book you’ll want to keep for yourself. (more…)


Purim – Preserving the Miracle of Esther for 2500 Years

MordecaiJewish tradition has preserved the festival of Purim for nearly 2,500 years.  While it’s not a festival commanded by Yehovah, it commemorates the victory recounted in the book of Esther of the deliverance of Yehovah’s people from persecution and destruction – a story repeated over and over in history and, indeed, continuing today.

Esther 9:26b-28 explains the original intent of the celebration: (more…)


Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts, Part 1

BarleyThe Spring Feasts begin with Passover during the Hebrew month of Nisan.  But “Nisan” is a Babylonian name adopted well after the original command to observe Passover.  In looking at the Hebrew name of the month, I found it was actually much more – more than a name or even a month.  It’s a season, a designation, a process – the understanding of which brought all new revelation about the significance of the Spring Feasts. (more…)


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