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What does it mean to be chosen as a creative for His purposes? How do we get beyond our past, in the boat, then navigate the smooth waters or storms as we fix our eyes on our Rabbi? Enjoy then discuss messages on topics portrayed in The Chosen, the streaming series about Jesus and His folowers. Send us a contact form with your comments and questions on the topic, and we will do our best to include them.
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His Joy in the Word Party Starts Soon!
Joy seems hard to find these days, but few things can bring lasting joy like His Spirit working through His Word can. Simchat Torah isn’t a social media platform to talk about Torah, it is an invitation to rejoice in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible: Genesis through Deuteronomy). On this holiday, most synagogues parade their Torah scrolls, and start the portion reading cycle anew. This year Simchat Torah begins at sundown tomorrow, Tuesday September 28th outside of Israel.
The Torah is the strong foundation for the rest of the Scriptures, and the Scarlet Cord of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) Person is woven through them from beginning to end, tying it and His plan for mankind together in Divine perfection. In Genesis He, the Living Word who transcends time, was in the beginning, the Covenant Maker, and is present now- He created the heavens and the earth and created you to have a relationship with Him by accepting His atonement as the Passover Lamb in the Gospels, all for salvation and a future together with you described in Revelation.
In Exodus, Leviticus (including His Chosen Times in Chapter 23 and 24) and Deuteronomy He gave His Commandments as loving guidelines for that relationship with Israel and any who want to be grafted into that relationship (Romans 11). Epic accounts, poems, narratives, prophecies, songs, wisdom, warnings and more spring to life off the page to bring us encouragement, hope, revelation, peace for the challenging times and wisdom to those who truly seek Him for it. May you receive and explore this in His Word, His precious gift and treasure, this year!
“1 In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.” (1 John 1:1-5 TLV)
The ultimate reason to rejoice: the Living Word created us to have a relationship with Him- now that is an amazing sensory Bible experience!! If you haven’t yet, leave behind what doesn’t fulfill you, and invite Him into your heart to begin that relationship and receive His best for you. Please let us know of your decision with a contact form on www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com so we can suggest next steps and pray for you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little break from The Chosen Creative Netcast to learn a about His Fall Holidays. We now return you to your regularly scheduled series, hopefully with a fresh new interest to learn more about His Appointed Times so you can celebrate as the disciples did!
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Blessings to you and yours!
His Chosen Outdoor Feast Starts at Sundown on September 20th!
We get to gather into another Chosen Time, Sukkot (Booths/Tabernacles/Ingathering) to rest, to feast and to be grateful, to remember how He protected the nation of Israel as we lived in booths after the Exodus, and that He tabernacles with all believers - all great reasons to celebrate Him even during, or more importantly, especially during difficult times.
From Leviticus 23 Tree of Life Version (Also see verses 33-38):
39 “So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you are to keep the Feast of Adonai for seven days. The first day is to be a Shabbat rest, and the eighth day will also be a Shabbat rest. 40 On the first day you are to take choice fruit of trees, branches of palm trees,[b] boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and rejoice before Adonai your God for seven days. 41 You are to celebrate it as a festival to Adonai for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations—you are to celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You are to live in sukkot for seven days. All the native-born in Israel are to live in sukkot, 43 so that your generations may know that I had Bnei-Yisrael to dwell in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Adonai your God.”
Download our free for personal use SBE 2021-2022 DIVE Guide and Planner to help you plan for His Chosen Times - go to the Resources Page!
Chag Sukkot Sameach! Have a good (and blessed) Sukkot Feast!
His Chosen Day of Atonement starts September 15th but you can receive His work of Atonement right now: Tell Him you're sorry for all of your bad choices, receive Him into your heart, decide to live for Him as your Creator, and let us know of your decision with a contact form sow we can help and pray for you!
We interrupt this challenging and overwhelming life with a message of divine hope:
In a hurting world, He made the way…
He is the Way, The Truth and the Life.
Now more than ever…
reverent repentance to begin healing.
Our Passover Lamb, the Ultimate Sacrifice.
Our High Priest tore the veil.
Now more than ever…
This day, His way
Will pave the way
to a new day.
Ask Him to set your heart right.
Appear before Him, his Bride in white.
*Feast not on food, but on release from the evil one’s bite.
Fall into peace and joy, not the plight.
Find forgiveness, find rest and light.
In your blindness, find new sight.
The holiest Biblical day of the year, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), begins tonight, September 15th 2021 at sundown. It’s His Chosen Day.
We’re tuning into Him, and pray you will, too.
He will then return you to His divinely scheduled plan for your life.
*You can fast from certain foods, social media, etc. if you shouldn't do a total fast. Follow your doctor's advice about fasting.
- Selah, Founder and Director, Sensory Bible Experiences and Living Arts Tabernacle
Learn more from an insightful Yom Kippur teaching by Pastor Greg Stone.
Purim 2021 Legacy Vision Unmasked: Before the King for Such a Time as This
How can we approach the King like Queen Esther during historically intense times?
Join us for the final Legacy Vision Podcast episode!
It's difficult to celebrate fully right now, but we can always try to peek inside "box" to the precious gift within.
May you know the True Light and Joy to the world this season, and may He give you comfort, courage, health, hope, peace, provision, and strength as we move into 2021.
- Selah Cohen, Founder and Director
Sensory Bible Experiences, Living Arts Tabernacle
Winter 2020 Legacy Vision Podcast - A Flame of Hope for the Weary (Transcript below.)
It might appear that our nation and world is plunging into a black hole of darkness. Believers in G-d can’t afford to get swept up in the whining tide- we are to let our light shine, not play Hide and Seek. We are ambassador stars for the Light of the World, and He has universal perspective.
Yeshua told us these overwhelming things would happen in the Gospels, and gave us encouragement to overcome them. After The Messiah rose again and sent the Spirit, Rabbi Paul helped us refocus and reroute any self pity-parties we might entertain like a good Jewish abba (father):
14 Do everything without kvetching or arguing, 15 so that you may be blameless and pure children of God, without defect in the midst of a twisted and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the sky, 16 as you hold on to the Word of Life. If you do this, I will be able to boast, when the Day of the Messiah comes, that I did not run or toil for nothing. Philippians 2:14-16 Complete Jewish Bible
The global population needs the Light now more than ever, How can we each spark hope and shine encouragement?
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
and the lesser-known verses 3 and chorus:
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
O night divine, O night, O night divine.
(Excerpts from O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam)
Would you believe He was not born in late December (links to Pastor Stone’s and Rabbi Aharon’s interesting messages on this) but we can still celebrate His Joy and shine it forward in the world everyday.
Eight Ways to Shine
1. It's okay to shine as He leads you to, just stand on His Principles, not man made ones, and don’t snuff others’ lights out as you do. Chose to love, then pray, for the Spirit is able.
2. The relationship with the Father is the source, keep that flame of holy affection strong by reading His Love Letter to you. Make time to allow Him to minister to you and you to Him.
3. To shine brightly in your circles, keep your oil (joy) level high. Invest your oil (joy) reserves carefully, prayerfully, seasonally, and wisely.
4. Take your light into a different room. Try a new online community as He leads. Someone’s flame might be about to go out and He will give you the spark they need. Point them to the One who can keep it going forever.
5. Do not permit others to snuff out your light or waste your precious oil. If He doesn’t seem to be providing more, then perhaps you aren’t to be involved or you aren’t seeking a fresh infusion from Him with the right heart.
6. Be careful to leave the right legacy in the midst of differing opinions. Plan ahead if events are usually or will be challenging. Pray about which respectful, loving, and validating responses to use instead of retaliation.
7. Make great memories with simple mitzvahs. Can food donation drop-offs become a new tradition? How about online gift cards for basic necessities? Reach out to an acquaintance with no family nearby. Write a letter of appreciation and gratitude. Send cards to the elderly or homebound and add a gift basket if appropriate.
8. Prepare for and protect your flame and oil during storms. There are seasons when we need others to shine into our lives. If yours down to a glowing wick, reach out and let Him use others to fan yours back to life.
Receive the Light of Life Yeshua into your darkness today as L-rd and please let us know you did so we can encourage and pray for you. May He shine His light of love on you and give you gleaming hope to share with others.
John 8:12 Tree of Life Version
12 Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows Me will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
May you have a blessed Chanukah - please take a look at our other posts about The Feast (Festival) of Lights.
Listen to Legacy Vision 2020 Gratitude in a Grating World
Listen to Legacy Vision Podcast 5: The Strong Foundation for Generational Freedom
Legacy Vision 5: The Strong Foundation for Generational Freedom (from the 9/11 Memorial in New York City)
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and yet it did not fall, for its foundation had been built on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24-27 TLV)
We invite you to listen to this heartfelt and important message recorded in New York City one year ago at the Freedom Tower and 9-11 Memorial. 9/11/2001 taught us the importance of our freedom, to value it and protect it. Legacy Vision gives us a lens to look back to learn for the future in order to lay a strong foundation for our generations. Our nation has changed a lot since that horrific day, but have we truly humbled ourselves and asked the Master Builder what His Blueprint says to prevent future attacks on what and how we build our lives? On the Eve of Rosh Hashana and Yom Teruah, may we start fresh by sounding the trumpet of freedom based on our King's plan. Please enjoy this inspiring visit to and message. A firm foundation built on His Guidelines and Atonement provide a strong foundation for rebuild on as a nation and world ; protection and strength in the hurricanes of the Last Days.
If you want to make Him your strong foundation, turn to the King of Kings and celebrate anew His coronation so you know for sure that you are inscribed in the Lamb's Book of Life through His atoning sacrifice! You will find Him to be the Tent, Or and Peace in the storm. Please reach out ot us with a contact form to let us know you made this decision so we can enourage you or to tell us how we can pray for you this year! L'Shana Tova and Happy Yom Teruah from SBE!
Legacy Vision Podcast 4 - Could a Bad Sign on Broadway Lead to Global Revival? Hindsight Part 1
One year ago, we were heartbroken by some of the blatant evil displayed on Broadway. The reason we went? He told us to take the Narrow Way (His offer of Life) to Broadway but His Way. Please also listen to the Episode 1 of Faith in the City: Fall for His Dates from Times Square below.
Hindsight Part 2
"Take the Narrow Way to Broadway My way." We thought perhaps the Creator wanted us to collaborate on a production in NYC, but His directives in more straightforward terms as in this case. The photos you see on this post of a city bus with a sign on the front that reads, "Evil", the billboards on Broadway are of The Phantom (a ghost or spirit) of the Opera and one for the Harry Potter musical (the franchise focused on education in witchcraft) and Wicked, one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway which is a prequel of the story of The Wizard of Oz. (wizardry). Another sign was for Kinky Boots - enough said, even just with what the title alludes to. All of these reflect a condition of the heart, the soul is searching for meaning in all the wrong places. We don't mean all theatrical productions, have evil or occult agendas or roots, for many others can be life-giving such as Amazing Grace. And when you don't have His moral GPS or Or in the darkness (see previous episode), the enemy will gladly push you down the slimy, quickly plunging slope of deception. Many cry out in defense of productions which promote occult practices claiming that these shows have redeeming values like true friendship. The problem with that perspective is that in so believing, you swallowed the dangerously candy-coated falsehood that the occult cannot harm you- and the enemy wants it that way so he can eventually destroy you, make no mistake. So we obeyed and prayed that He would bring repentance before judgement. Almost a year later, the world is grappling with a little thing called Corona Virus. Is it His judgement? We don't know for sure. Can He heal or resusitate everyone in an instant? Absolutely. Perhaps He is looking for a little reverence to accompany our repentance so He can bring a Masterful revival (last image).
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
(Excerpt from O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam)
He is the Light in your darkness, our darkness, the world's darkness. In the middle of the darkness, choose the narrow Way which leads to Life.
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the L-rd your G-d, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,... (Deuteronomy 18:10)
As Yom Teruah, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur approach, may we all tear down any bad sign of idolatry and witchcraft in our hearts and lives, and trust in Him alone... even in global uncertainty, for He is writing your story and is the only True Antidote to what ails the human soul (see image of signa for musical above).
Legacy Vision Episode 3: An Immersive Auditory Message - The Or in the Storm
Listen to this dramatized podcast with immersive sound effects to find out how His Light and timing can help us navigate through the Corona Virus storm to firm ground. Find out more about His appointments for your life in the SBE 2020-2021 Legacy Vision Guide and Planner on the Resource Page.
Legacy Vision Episode 2 InTENTional Focus in a Scattered Culture
Navigate Co-Vid 19 with Legacy Vision Episode 1 - From Shock to the Source: A New Space, Schedule and Strategy in Uncertainty
Episode 1 Intro - Passover Hope during a Pandemic Plague
Episdoe 2 - Passover Hope during a Pandemic Plague: A Staff of Authority, Identity, and Responsibility
Episode 3 - Enjoy the teaser (featuring inernationally-known film, stage, and voice actor Rich Swingle) for Pearl of Promise, the first in the enthralling Biblically-based YA fiction Legacy of the Covenant series. Please subscribe for updates on the release and share this link!
Episode 4 - Passover Hope during a Pandemic Plague: The Unleavened Bread, Sinless Offering and Firstfruit for Breakthrough
We invite you to enjoy oldie and goodie posts!