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
Legacy Vision Thanksgiving 2020 Gratitude in a Grating World
(The modified transcript below is temporarily available, the podcast and post was formerly titled A Greatitude toward Gratitude)
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Hi there, and welcome back to the Sensory Bible Experiences Legacy Vision Podcast. My name is Selah Cohen, I’m the founder and director of SBE and Living Arts Tabernacle as well. We took a bit of a break over the High Holy Days. We had some transitions happening here as well as, I just felt like with everything that was going on with the pandemic, which - many of us are still semi-lockdowns and lots of restrictions, and with the election and the craziness that brought on top of everything else…how we still don’t have an actual President elected officially yet. There’s lots of speculation, but there is no official result yet. I just thought, oh my goodness, it is time to take a breather, take a step back, and just get some perspective. I felt the L-rd saying,”Come away and get some rest”, and I prayed over the ministry, and He has given that to me, that He wants these podcasts to continue and to also have them be posts. So I hope whether you are reading or enjoying the audio, you will be encouraged and strengthened at this crazy, crazy time in our history. The title of this podcast is Legacy Vision Thanksgiving 2020: A Great-itude toward Gratitude. (Formerly)
There are a lot of grating attitudes and words to our souls out there. How can we focus on G-d’s greatness, be thankful and bring Him an offering of praise in the midst of the chaos swirling around us? I pray these timely passages will bring us all encouragement and hope:
1 Corinthians 4:4-6 Tree of Life Version
4 For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not judge anything before the time—wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the things hidden in darkness and also make clear the motives of the hearts. Then the praise for each one will come from God.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-24 Tree of Life Version
5 Now concerning the times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. 3 When they are saying, “Shalom and safety,” sudden destruction comes upon them like a woman having birth pains in the womb—there is no way they will escape. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the dark, so that the Day might overtake you like a thief. 5 For you all are sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness— 6 so then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain on the alert and sober-minded. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night; and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober-minded—putting on the breastplate of faithfulness and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not destine us for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 10 He died for us so that, whether we may be awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up—just as you in fact are doing. 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who work hard among you and are over you in the Lord and correct you, 13 and to esteem them beyond all measure in love because of their work. Keep shalom among yourselves. 14 We urge you, brothers and sisters, correct the unruly, comfort the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. 16Rejoice always, 17 pray constantly, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua. 19 Do not quench the Spirit, 20 do not despise prophetic messages, 21 but test all things, hold fast to what is good, 22 keep away from every kind of evil. 23 Now may the God of shalom Himself make you completely holy; and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept complete, blameless at the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 24 Faithful is the One who calls you—and He will make it happen!
So the title of this podcast has to do with focusing on His greatness instead of what is grating on us right now. There is a lot of suffering, and I do not mean in any way to minimize that suffering, to be in any way condescending, or uncaring in any way, shape or form. What I do desire, and I believe the L-rd is saying through this is, “Try to focus on My greatness, focus on what I did, focus on the fact that I sent My Son to deliver mankind, and as more and more people are more open spiritually than ever before through this experience, that, we would be ready in season and out of season to share with them if we are believers. And if you are not a believer, if you want more information about how to receive the L-rd Yeshua Jesus into your heart, it’s actually very simple, you just ask Him. Ask Him to forgive you of all the wrong things you’ve done, and to come into your heart. It really is that simple, and He will forgive you. If you believe that He is L-rd, He will forgive you, and becomes L-rd of your life, and completely transforms your life. It may not always be easy, but, the beginning may be difficult, the beginning may be great, and then the next years may be difficult, but He will never leave you nor forsake You. We have that promise in Your Word.
And so I just want to really encourage you, that if you are struggling at this really difficult time,, and really, who isn’t? But, there are just some people that I really pray for. I pray for believers underground in different parts of the world. I pray for those people who are already struggling financially. I don’t know what they are doing, but I know that my G-d is able to meet them, to provide for them, so if that’s you, if you are struggling with a health issue- maybe you have CoVid, and you’re listening to this, my heart goes out to you, and, and I just want to encourage you and give you- just speak life over you and encourage you that He can heal yo. In one way or another, He can heal you. If you feel that you are very close to that curtain from death to life, my friend, if you receive Him as your L-rd and Savrior, you really have nothing to fear.
He is Life, and in Him-He is Light also, and in Him there is no darkness at all. May He wrap His prayer shawl around you and bring you great comfort right now. If a loved one has Co-Vid or another sickness right now, I pray encouragement, I pray healing into your family right now in Jesus’ Name, If you’re right in the middle of a relationship with someone you are quarantined with, G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we just pray for all of these situations, we just pray for your shalom, your greatness to override the darkness and the chaos and the stress, that You will bring hope and healing, encouragement, strength, instead of despair. We thank You, Father, that You are there, and as soon as people turn from their ways of independence from You, that You will meet them where they are, without condemnation and You will receive them with warm, open, divine, loving arms, and yes, You’ve given us some Guidelines to live by, but first and foremost, You love us, and you want us to come back to You. That is Your heart.
So this Thanksgiving, I would just encourage you, in the midst of your darkness, focus on His greatness, and that will help you be more grateful. In every scenario there’s at least one or two things you can focus on to be thankful for. Maybe it’s the fact that you are breathing, or no longer on a machine, or, you’ve been able to spend time with a loved one before their end time comes and they cross over and you got to say goodbye. Maybe it’s that you have a job interview and you desperately need work. Or you have a food pantry nearby or you can give to it. If you’re in a position to give back, go out and give reasonably and wisely, but do give. Make sure that your heart doesn’t get hardened by all the cynicism and the anger out there. That’s one of the reasons we took a break from social media, it was just getting too much, and we needed to take a step back and remember why we are here as a ministry, and it’s because of you. At the end of the day, it’s because He called us to minister to you, that’s how special you are. So, I pray this has blessed you, I want to just sing the Aaronic Blessing over you and if you have any questions about how to grow, please send us an email or use the contact form on our websites:
www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com or if you are a creative of faith www.LivingArtsTabernacle.com
Either way we would love to hear from you and encourage you. Try to plug into a Bible-centered, reputable, faith-based ministry online right now if you can’t get to a church’s in person services. listen to Psalms on You Tube, and come back, sign up for our updates so that you know what’s new, take a little bit of a look around our websites, and be encouraged, you are not alone. I just want you to know you are never going to be alone. Reach out for Him, reach out to us. We will pray for you, we will say blessings over you. May this Thanksgiving really help us all of us globally be even more thankful for what we do have, what is left, what we can do, and may the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob put the right person in the seat of President for us all.
Aaronic Blessing (sung). May the L-rd bless you and keep you, may the L-rd make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the L-rd lift up His countenance upon you and give you His shalom.
We bless you and we give you encouragement and strength in the Name of Yeshua. And hopefully you can share this podcast and post with someone who needs it, or a few people, and invite some people to like our page on Facebook, and check back on the website- it’s there for those in need right now. If you need professional help, please reach out for that kind of help with the right kind of training - we are just ministers, some resources are on the Living Arts Tabernacle page. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Come back for our Chanukah message, I think you’ll be very encouraged, it will be titled How to Shine Hope in a W(e)ary World. Bless you.
We recomment further teachings offered Pastor Stone and others associated with the Jewish Ministries of Gateway Church. You can find them on You Tube and Facebook.
The Thankful Starter List below and free download of the SBE 2020-2021 Legacy Vision Planner on the Resources Page and use it to note gratitude, prayer answers, requests, and more! A blessed winter season to you and yours!
- Selah Cohen, Founder and Director
Gratitude Starter List
He told us about the trials in advance, gave us Hope through His written Word, the Bible, and the Living Word, Yeshua (Jesus) even though we turned from Him.
He promised to walk through it with us, He won’t disown us. He might bring others to walk with us if needed, or not if He is enough.
If we can breathe, feel, hear, see, taste, walk, etc., we can praise Him in our actions and thoughts and help someone who can't do any number of them on their own.
He told us to converse with Him in prayer - the G-d of the universe said this to you!
He will supply all our needs if we have the right heart. Needs, not wants. Father knows best.
He fills our cup through various means so we can give hope to others. If this blessed you, please share it.
We can reach out to those we care about and spend quality quarantine time with them or prayer time for those more difficult relationships.
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 Lord your God, 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 by SBE Founder and Director Selah Cohen. 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
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