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Women World Leaders' Podcast

Sep 22, 2023

Know the power of God's grace in the Feast of the Lord, as you learn how to prepare for God's inspection.


Welcome to Celebrating God’s Grace, A Women World Leader’s Podcast, I’m your host Robin Kirby-


Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate God’s grace, in our lives, in our ministry, and around the world.

Today’s Title: Inspection Time

35 “And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you and contend with you face to face. 36 As I entered into judgment and contended with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment and contend with you, says the Lord God. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod [as the shepherd does his sheep when he counts them, and I will count you as Mine and I will constrain you] and bring you into the covenant to which you are permanently bound. 38 And I will purge out and separate from among you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they temporarily dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 20:35-38 AMPC

We’re in my favorite time of year, which is the time of the Fall Feasts for God’s People. September 16th is the Feast of Trumpets, September 20th is the Day of Atonement, and September 30th is the beginning of the seven days of Feast of Tabernacles. The fall feasts are laid forth in Leviticus 23:24-37.

The Jews celebrate the New Year, Rosh Hashana, which is the first month of the Civil Year, beginning with the month of Tishrei, falling on the same day with the Feast of Trumpets. It’s at this time that the Jewish people believe there is the passing of Judgment for the New Year, which can be likened to the sheep passing under the shepherd’s rod.

The Feast of Trumpets is a foreshadowing of Jesus’ second coming, where He will blow the trumpet as His people will be caught up with Him, and then tabernacle with Him eternally in heaven, as displayed in the Feast of Tabernacles.

Prescribed in Revelation 19:7-8, we’re making ourselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, permitted to dress in fine linen that’s dazzling white.

Like the preparation of a farmer gathering the harvest, there’s a preparation for God’s people to enter the fall feasts, which begins with one examining their own heart as they seek God, to see if there be any wicked way within them. (Psalm 139:23-24)

This past Friday, after I did a video on the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, I received an email from the apartment management company that there would be an inspection, on what I thought read “Monday.” I began cleaning the dining room on Friday, basically used for storing boxes of cookware that needed to be unpacked. Then, I determined that the rest of the house could be dealt with over the weekend, since my husband would be available to help.

When the weekend came, we not only cleaned the bathroom, but knew that a bigger project lay ahead of us, my youngest son’s room. Now, I don’t know how many mothers out there can relate to having a son, which I have two. I’ve gone through years of dealing with them on dirty rooms while growing up. In fact, my youngest can go for days with soda or drink cans, boxes of crackers or the like, and be completely fine with it. In fact, I think he could go for weeks if not months like that, and it does not affect him.

As a result, occasionally, in years past, I’ve cleaned my youngest son’s room, as a birthday or holiday gift. However, things were different two years ago. I became too overwhelmed at the thought of even tackling his room. As I mentioned in my last podcast with my hormonal storm in August, where my estrogen tanked, I didn’t realize how much the deficiency of it took a toll on regular activities.

Because my estrogen was getting lower, I wasn’t motivated to clean anything and was pretty much overwhelmed by everything. Thank goodness, that the three weeks on Hormone Replacement Therapy, had renewed my youth. I never knew prior to this, that estrogen was known as “the fountain of youth,” and now I understand why.

Thus, I had amazing energy and motivation at cleaning my youngest son’s room, as I felt like a foreman on a construction site, giving assignments to my husband, in us tackling what seemed like the aftermath of a tornado. To mine and my husband’s amazement, we finished in an hour and half, and it looked PHENOMENAL! I won’t go into detail, but I had at least three bags of trash that Rich hauled out.

After our hard work, we were able to rest, feeling more relaxed, knowing that everything was prepared in advance for the inspection.

Inspect means to examine something or someone closely. It comes from two Latin words “in” meaning “in” and “specere,” meaning, “look at.” As we look at the Fall Feasts, beginning with Feast of Trumpets and get closer to the Day of Atonement, these two specific feasts are a token of God’s message for us to prepare for the inspection of the Lord, symbolically preparing for Christ’s return.

This can be seen in Ezekiel 20, with God preparing His sheep to pass under the shepherd’s rod. Pass in Hebrew is ʻâbar pronounced aw-bar' meaning, “to cross over, to cover, carry over, escape, go beyond, go forth, sweet smelling, etc.” [i] The Hebrew letters that compose pass, reveal much, as we look at the Old Hebrew symbols and their meaning. Ayin, Bet, and Resh are the Hebrew letters for pass. Ayin is the ancient symbol of an eye meaning, “to see know and experience.” Bet is the ancient symbol of a tent meaning, “tent, house, household, and family.” Finally, Resh is the ancient symbol of a man’s face meaning, “head, highest, and person.” Therefore, all three letters combined, create the word picture SEEING AND EXPERIENCING THE HOUSE OF THE MOST HIGH! Wow! This is us preparing for ETERNITY!

The English letters that spell the Hebrew word for pass are A.B.A.R. When I look at the English spelling of this Hebrew word, I cannot help but see the two words A BAR! You’ve heard the saying “raise the bar.” The term “raise the bar” originated from athletic games referring to the pole vault and high jump. This can be likened to 2 Corinthians 3:18.

“And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC

Our bar each year, as we approach the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, is to go from glory to glory, being transformed into the image of Christ. Glory comes from the Greek word doxa pronounced dox'-ah meaning, “glory, dignity, honor, worship, and praise.” [ii] This comes from the Greek word dokéō pronounced dok-eh'-o meaning, “to think, seem good, pleasure, etc.” What I can relate to with this primary Greek word for glory is that it means “TO THINK!” Immediately my mind goes to Jeremiah 29:11, where God’s thoughts towards us are to give us a hope and a future. Thus, as we go from glory to glory in the Word of Truth being transformed into the image of Christ’s character, WE THINK GOD’S THOUGHTS!

This is what the bar looks like in the individual Christian’s life. We think more in align with God’s heart, seeing through the eyes of Love, having mercy on others, without judgment, to believe and pray as the Father leads us. This is the power of love. This is what my husband and I did when we cleaned our son’s room. We didn’t point out all the grossness of the things we found, that made me want to put on a hazmat suit. We didn’t think he was awful or horrible. Why? Because we love him! We see him through love’s eyes. We saw his room already as being clean before we finished, because that’s how we see him.

What is absolutely wild, is that I waited for the inspection on Monday, and it never happened. So as the day went on, I decided to look at the email again. I know for certain I saw the word “Monday,” for the inspection, and thought they would come late. Low and behold, as I reread the email, it said the inspection would be THURSDAY! We cleaned up several days ahead, prepared and waited for the inspection. All I could do was give a sigh of relief, thanking God that I read it wrong. Otherwise, I would have done all the cleaning myself, not asking for help from my husband. With this relief, I just pondered on the Hebrews 4 rest of the Lord, the Seventh Day rest, represented in the seven-day celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Think of this, how we’ll be blessed that we did what the Lord prescribed for us on earth, preparing for heaven.

The sheep passing under the bar as in Ezekiel, for eternity are those who will tabernacle with God. And for us on earth are those who can cross over into the New Year, becoming more like Christ.

I couldn’t help but think how it would be if we treated everyday as though we were preparing for an inspection with God. We’d be a little kinder, more long suffering, forgiving others quickly, being slow to anger, and serving others with the love of Christ.

As we continue in the Fall Feasts, let’s celebrate the fact that we will be caught up one day with the Lord and tabernacle with Him eternally. In this celebration let’s rejoice that we’re all going to be together, treating each other with respect and honor, to enter the place of God’s approval, being a faithful servant of the Lord, to hear “well done, my good and faithful servant, enter the joy of the Lord!”

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[i] Strong’s Concordance Hebrew word # 5674

[ii] Strong’s Concordance Greek word # 1391