I hope you are enjoying your day preparing for Shabbat. We look forward to tomorrow at Shabbat services.
Our most important desire and humblest goal is to seek YHVH’s face at the proper time on HIS calendar. This decision, which seems somewhat difficult due to the rains around Jerusalem, is a very heavy weight for us as we feel the gravity of the situation.
I (Kraig) ask for prayer today. I have taught and still firmly see the Scripture on the accuracy of God’s Word in the aviv harvest in determining YHVH’s moedim. As such, I want to trust YHVH’s direction, as well as appreciate the hard work and efforts of those who are the feet on the ground in Israel sharing this information. I do not want dissension among the body as a whole nor to be part of that.
Unfortunately, it already seems there is going to be variation between groups. Please do not allow this to cause doubt and disillusion among us. YHVH Elohim is still in control, loves His people, and wants to meet with them on His times. I do not believe His Torah is too difficult to understand, nor do I believe those searching in Israel on our behalf are trying of themselves to be divisive. We all are seeking together to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling.” Please do not allow this weighty decision to splinter us as a congregation and cause division among us.I pray that you will trust me enough that I am seeking accuracy in the calendar to not choose to do different things, but that we will come together with sincere and glad hearts in support of me. I do not take this decision lightly, and I understand that the ramifications of this decision will fall on me before our Heavenly Father. Due to that, my love for YHVH, and my love for all of you, I ask that you please lift me up before the Father of “Lights” with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Many blessings as we look forward to the start of a new year and the celebration of our great Creator’s feasts/appointed times (moedim).