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Rabbi and Rebbetzin’s Corner January 2023

Rabbi and Rebbetzin’s Corner January 2023

By Eric Carlson on January 1, 2023

Shalom Mishpocha,


Happy New Year! We have entered into the Gregorian Calendar year of 2023. The 1st of Nisan (the Biblical New Year) begins at sunset, Wednesday March 22nd 2023 beginning the year 5783. As we move into a new year one of the meanings of 5783 is the year of retribution. Retribution is the dispensing or receiving of reward, punishment, and judgement! 5783 spells “Ur” in Hebrew which means to be exposed! 23 in the Gematria means to drop or trickle, to flow scantily. The year 2023/5783 will be a year of famine, a year of lack regarding food and water. It will also be an extremely troubling year financially as well! Adonai has been preparing us for such a time as this!

Adonai has given us divine authority to succeed! He has given us heavenly strategies to sustain us and give us access to everything we need. We must think like Yosef so that we may survive through the lean times. Egypt experienced seven years of fatness and followed by seven years of drought and famine! Adonai gave Yosef specific directives and strategies for the administration of supplies. Once implemented Egypt, and a considerable portion of the Middle East were able to sustain, to survive the seven years of drought and famine.

Adonai has supplied us with provision in the fat years so that we will be able to advance His kingdom in the lean years ahead. That’s His words in:

Deuteronomy 8:18. No, you are to remember ADONAI your God, because it is he who is giving you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as is happening even today.

Power in Hebrew is Koach: the ability to do something. That means He’s giving us the ability to sustain ourselves, to gain what we need to accomplish His covenant purposes. This is key as we advance into the season ahead.

We’ve already been experiencing significant issues with the supply chains the last 18 months. Adonai has given us “Multiplicative Blessings” of supplies. Adonai has already given us the authority to multiply what we have! How will we fill the house with the supplies and provisions that will sustain us in years to come? Fruit is the Key, fruit is critical because one fruit contains hundreds, even thousands of seeds which are future trees which in turn produce even more fruit. A tree that does not produce fruit will never produce more trees, there’s no harvest. If you don’t produce fruit, you don’t replicate more believers, if there are no more believers the Kingdom declines.  A fruitless tree may look strong, tall, vigorous, and be full of leaves, but it has no legacy; because it failed to reproduce the seed that it received to create itself, it’s the living dead. Fruitless trees are cut off and destroyed, trees that produce fruit are pruned so even more fruit comes forth.

John 15:2. Every branch which is part of me but fails to bear fruit, he cuts off; and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.

One apple seed that is planted in good soil, nourished, and cared for will grow and mature into a large tree that will produce tens of thousands of Apples in its lifetime which contain millions of seeds!  You are the fruit from a seed planted sometime in your life. You then must produce fruit and sow seed, or you are not of the Kingdom of God. However, from one seed comes one tree that can produce millions of seeds. This is God’s multiplicative process known as fold. Here is where this all comes together, profoundly. Humanity (Mammon) works in simple interest format. You borrow money at a simple interest rate, let’s say 5 percent.  If you borrow $100 dollars in simple interest you’ll pay back $105 dollars.  5% of 100 is $5.  This is NOT how heaven works.  Heaven works on sowing and reaping.

Matthew 19:29. Everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times (hekatontaplasion {hek-at-on-ta-plah-sec’-own}: 100-Fold, 100 times) more, and he will obtain eternal life.

When we stand in covenant with God, when we toil for Him, when we sow into the Kingdom of heaven we are not working for simple interest, we are working in the power of God, His multiplicative power of the supernatural, where a few loaves of bread and fish fed thousands of people, where a little amount of Olive oil will fill dozens of containers, where a little portion of meal will not run out and feed a widow and her son for weeks.  Where heaven will provide food for over six million souls every day for forty years in the wilderness!  Where Yeshua blesses a few fish and some loaves of bread and thousands are fed with twelve baskets of leftovers. That’s the 100-fold, the “Multiplicative Blessings” of Adonai! Remember, 1,000,000 times 0 equals zero. But 1,000,000 times 1 equal One Million! Fear not, we serve a Covenant keeping God as King David profoundly shares in:

Psalm 37:25. I have been young; now I am old; yet not once have I seen the righteous abandoned or his descendants begging for bread.

Adonai will not abandon His children!  Rejoice as all things work together for the good of them that believe!  May you have a blessed and powerful Year!