YOM RISHON: THE COSMIC BEGINNING
HE CAME TO my room early in the morning to invite me for a walk. So we walked outside.
“Why do you think the resurrection took place on Sunday?” he asked.
“I don’t know,” I replied.
“Because Sunday,” said the teacher, “was the day everything began . . . Sunday is the day the universe began, the day of creation.”
“But there were no Sundays back then.”
“It wasn’t called Sunday. But it was Sunday nevertheless. Every Sunday is a commemoration of that beginning, the creation of the universe.”
“So the resurrection took place on Sunday because . . .”
“Sunday is the day of the beginning, and so all who receive it are given a new beginning for their lives. And why else on Sunday?” he asked. “Because Sunday comes after the Sabbath. And the Sabbath is the last day, the day of the end. So the resurrection happens on Sunday because it’s the power of what happens after the end. It’s what happens after Messiah’s end on the cross. And it’s what happens after the end of the old life. So for all who reach their end, for all who let their old lives end in Messiah’s end, the resurrection is the beginning that comes after that end. Why Sunday? Because Sunday is the commemoration of the cosmic beginning and the resurrection is the cosmic new beginning. Sunday is the day that begins the creation, and the resurrection is the beginning of the new creation, the firstfruits. And all who enter it become, themselves, new creations.
And to them all things become new . . . And lastly, why Sunday?” he asked. “Because in the Scriptures Sunday is not called Sunday but Yom Rishon. And Yom Rishon means Day One. Messiah rose on Yom Rishon, Day One.
Why? Because before Day One there can be no other day. So all who receive the resurrection are receiving Day One. And in the power of Day One the old is wiped away. For before Day One . . . there is nothing, no sins, no guilt, no failures, no shame. And so all things become new.
Learn the secret of living in the power of Yom Rishon, and all things will become new, and every day will become . . . the first day . . . the beginning . . . Yom Rishon . . . Day One.”
The Mission: Live today as if it was Day One, as if everything that should never have been, never was, and all is new. For in redemption, it is so.
Genesis 1:1; Mark 16:2–6
By focusing upon living in the here and now we are able to better understand the mind of God. God desired for us to seek Him in all things in order that we may discover all of the answers that we have longed for throughout our lives. Living in the present in order to better address the problematic issues of today is where we discover resolution and closure.
Discovering answers is the key to life. Discovery is what each individual, whether they know it or not, seeks on a daily basis. Questions that have demanded answers are constantly on our minds. Life is a map that we are to discover through God’s spirit. God has mapped out his truth and the answers on His Son. His Son does not desire to hold us back, but rather to lead us into a kingdom that we could not perceive before this spiritual awakening.
By perceiving the world in the here and now, we are able to see a new world that God has promised us since from the beginning of time. Our job is to embrace this new sense of awareness and awakening that has caused us to tingle with the feeling that God is standing right beside us. Living in the here and now allows us to enjoy all of the moments rather than miss out on the special gifts that God brings into our life.
THE I AM OF ALL I AMS
IT WAS BY the second day that I realized that there would be no set time for the teacher’s coming. He came in the afternoon.
“Do you know the Name of God?” asked the teacher.
“I don’t know that I do.”
“It’s made up of four Hebrew letters, the yud, the heh, the vav, and the heh: YHVH. It’s the most sacred of names, so sacred some refuse to say it. And yet you say it all the time.”
“The sacred Name of God?” I replied. “How could I when I never knew it?”
“When you speak of yourself, you say the Name.”
“I don’t understand.”
“When you feel happy, you say, ‘I am happy.’ And when you’re not, you say ‘I am sad.’ When you tell others who you are, you say, ‘I am’ followed by your name. YHVH means ‘I Am.’ It’s the Name of the Eternal, the Name of God. His Name is I Am.”
“Then we all say His Name.”
“Yes. And you have always said it. It is woven into the fabric of existence that when you speak of yourself, you must say His Name.”
“Why is that?”
“It’s because your existence comes from His existence. He is the I Am of all existence . . . the I Am of all I ams. Your I am only exists because of His I Am. And as you exist from Him, so it is only from Him that you can find the reason and purpose of your existence. Therefore, when you say your name, you must always speak His Name. And you must always speak His Name first.”
“Because . . .”
“Because His existence is first and your existence flows forth from His. That’s the flow of existence. Therefore, you must put Him first and then let everything flow from that. Let everything begin with Him and flow forth from Him. That’s the secret of life. To not only live for Him, but to live your life from Him, to live from His living, to move from His moving, to act from His actions, to feel from His heart, to be from His being, and to become who you are from who He is . . . I am.”
The Mission: Today, learn the secret of living each moment from His life, doing from His doing, loving from His love, and being from His being.
Exodus 3:14–15; Acts 17:28
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