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Re: Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.

Post  Admin on Tue 01 Sep 2015, 8:03 pm

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
GOD does not have to overturn the laws of nature or create something that never before existed. On the contrary, miracles are part of God's architectural plan. On the sixth day, as God was about to complete His creation, He added supernatural events, making miracles part of nature. Nature itself is a miracle in which God's hand is constantly manifest. 

PITCH YOUR STANDARD 
"The Israelites shall camp each with his standard, under the banners of their father's house; they shall camp around the Tabernacle of Meeting at a distance." [Numbers (B’Midvar) 2. 2 Tanakh, Torah] 

The use of flags, standards, or ensigns to represent nations or other groups is first referenced here in connection with the standards that were pitched by the camp of each of the twelve tribes of Israel during their time of marching through the wilderness. [Numbers/B’Midvar 1. 52 – 2. 34] 

On the east side was the standard of the forces of Judah, Issachar and Zebulun — the Lion (KING) — this camp was first to go forth. 
The second standard — the Man (SON OF MAN) — was on the south side of the Tabernacle which included Reuben, Simeon, Gad. 
On the west the standard was the camps of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin — the Ox (SERVANT). 
And, the north standard — the Eagle (SON OF GOD) — was the tribes of Dan, Asher and Naphtali. The whole company of the Levites was in the midst of the camps; as they camp, so they moved out everyone in his place by their standards. 

Those who follow YESHUA also have a standard to live under — that STANDARD (BANNER OF LOVE) over us is the very character of the ONE WHO is the "captain of their salvation." [Hebrews 2. 10] HIS GUIDE BOOK for us is the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, which is crucially essential information "so that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before." [Joshua/Yehoshua 3. 4] It persuades us to "endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier." [2 Timothy 2. 3 - 4] Through faith and a good conscience you can wage the good warfare and fight the good fight of faith. 

As faithful followers of the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH, our GREAT STANDARD BEARER, we must continually seek to "know the mind of the Lord" [1 Corinthians 2. 16], that HE may instruct us, and to keep ourselves pure "just as HE is pure." [1 John 3. 3] And, in all things remember that HE "suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow HIS steps." [1 Peter 2. 21] 

With GOD WHO shows mercy, our goal is to be able to someday say, as Paul could say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved HIS appearing." [2 Timothy 4. 7 - 8] Peter, as well, reminds us that "when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away." [1 Peter 5. 4] 

We are partakers of YESHUA, if we hold onto HIM, the ONE WHO is the beginning of our confidence (faithfulness, certainty) and remain steadfast to HIM to the end. Our need is to love the EVER-LIVING LORD GOD with all our heart and follow HIS commands, and set our standards according to HIS perfect will. To GOD, the ETERNAL ONE be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
We thank YOU, Great & MIGHTY GOD for by YOUR mercies and grace to us. Keep us ever grateful and grant us YOUR perfect rest, guidance, and wisdom in this world is our prayer, Amen 
May God, Whose grace is irresistible and all sufficient, be glorified. 
This is the 17th Day of Repentance. 

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Re: Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
The Jew is the emblem of eternity. He whom neither slaughter nor torture over thousands of years could destroy...he who was the first to produce the oracles of GOD, he who has been for so long the guardian of prophecy, and transmitted it to the rest of the world — such a nation cannot be destroyed. The Jew is everlasting as eternity itself. [-Leo Tolstoy] 

ONE BODY IN MESSIAH 
"For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is MESSIAH YESHUA. For by one SPIRIT we were all baptized into one body — whether Jew or Gentile, whether slaves or free — and have all been made to drink into one SPIRIT." [1 Corinthians 12. 12 - 13] 

"For you are all sons of GOD through faith in YESHUA. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in MESSIAH YESHUA." [Galatians 3. 26, 28] 

The statement "there is neither Jew nor Greek...neither male nor female...all are one in JESUS" relates back to Faith and indicates that all races, classes, and both sexes are equal in rights and privileges relative to gospel benefits, that ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER does not recognize one above the other — all are one body in YESHUA ha'MASHIACH. 

However, this same verse does tell that within the body of MESSIAH there is both Jew and Gentile, master and slave, male and female. One does not change his ancestry, descent, position in life, or sex by receiving the MESSIAH into their heart. Nothing can divest a Jew of his physical identity. 

One who is not Jewish who has accepted the LORD JESUS, remains a Gentile but now a believer. A Jew, accepting the LORD YESHUA, remains a Jew but now a believer. Both Jew and Gentile keep their earthly distinctions even as bond and free, male and female keep theirs. Their unity is in the SPIRIT — they are one in MESSIAH the KING by Faith. 

"For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the SPIRIT, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from GOD." [Romans 2. 28 - 29] 

This passage is found in a Jewish Context in the book of Romans. Paul was not speaking to the Gentiles here but to Jews who were trusting in the fact that they were Jews, "Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the Law, and make your boast in GOD." [Romans 2. 17] Here, Paul is describing the True Jew who is one not only outwardly, but inwardly. Paul does not boast in his religion or the fact he is a Jew — there is no pride of race or grace in MESSIAH YESHUA — but he counts all that as loss and his trust now is in the Lord Jesus as we find in the words of Paul again: 

"For we are the circumcision, who worship GOD in the spirit, rejoice in CHRIST JESUS, and have no CONFIDENCE IN THE flesh, though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so." Then Paul explains what it is about the "flesh" in which he could trust: "Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the Law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the Law, blameless." 

Now Paul is counting as unnecessary and vain all those things of the flesh in which he could have trusted: "But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for CHRIST (MESSIAH YESHUA). Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of CHRIST JESUS my LORD, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain CHRIST and be found in HIM, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from GOD by faith." [Philippians 3. 3 - 9] Thus, our spiritual duties must be our own hearts actions, not boasting in our human bloodline, but in the BELOVED MESSIAH alone. 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel , O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
As Sabbath comes to a close, our prayer is that GOD, WHO'S PRESENCE dwells within us, bless you abundantly. May peace abundant descend from heaven with life for us and to all Israel , Amen 
Watch and pray, the LORD Messiah YESHUA is coming soon to set up HIS Kingdom. The descendants of HIS servants shall inherit it, and those who love HIS NAME shall dwell in it. The LORD will be a SHELTER for HIS people, and the STRENGTH of the children of Israel , and they shall all know HIM. 
May some of Sabbath’s sweetness go with you throughout the coming week. 
Day 15 of Repentance. 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem , is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes. Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 


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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever. 

SAVED FROM FIRE 
"From the depths of Sheol the mightiest of warriors speak to him and his allies; the uncircumcised, the slain by the sword, have gone down and lie there — they made a bed for her among the slain, with all her masses; their graves are round about her. They are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword. Though their terror was once spread over the land of the living, they bear their shame with those who have gone into the Pit; they are placed among the slain." [Ezekiel (Yehezke-El) 32. 21, 25 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

It is a tragic mistake to ignore the subject of Hell, Sheol, the Pit, Hades — all the names of the literal place for punishment of the wicked. Isaiah gives us a striking explicit picture of those in earlier ages who are now in Hades, awaiting the final judgment. Religion, in itself with its complex concepts and rituals, will not keep one from hell where "the corpses of the men who rebelled against ME: Their worms shall not die, nor their fire be quenched; they shall be a horror to all flesh." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 66. 24 Tanakh, Nevi’im; also see Mark 9. 43 - 48] 

Having a religion or form of righteousness, will never save a person. Paul spoke of those who have a form of religion that does not save: "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people TURN AWAY! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was." [2 Timothy 3. 1 - 9] 

"Although they knew God, they did not glorify HIM as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible GoD into an image made like corruptible man…and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore GOD also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of GOD for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the CREATOR." [Romans 1. 21 - 25] 

We are admonished, "If you refrained from rescuing those taken off to death, those condemned to slaughter — if you say — We knew nothing of it — surely HE WHO fathoms hearts will discern the truth, HE WHO watches over your life will know it, and HE will pay each man as he deserves." [Proverbs (Mishle) 24. 11 – 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim] Also, "keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD JESUS CHRIST unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh." [Jude 21 - 23] 

The LorD YESHUA warned "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. BEWARE of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits." [Matthew 7. 13 - 15] Only those who worship the CREATOR, the TRUE & LIVING GOD, who receive the LORD MessiaH YESHUA as their personal SavioR from sin, will be saved. Believe and accept HIS free gift of salvation with seeing hearts, hearing souls, and obedient lives. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel , O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
May our bearing toward our neighbors, our faithfulness in every sphere of duty, our compassion for the suffering and our patience under trial show that HE WHOSE Law we obey is indeed the MIGHTY GOD of all goodness, the FATHER of all men, that to serve HIM is perfect freedom and to worship HIM the soul's purest happiness. 
Day 16 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Being in the hands of ALMIGHTY GOD is the best way to ensure blessings from Above by being guided by the wisdom of the TORAH. 

WHATEVER HE PLEASES 
"Our GOD is in Heaven; and all that HE wills HE accomplishes." [Psalms (Tehillym) 115. 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

Often, we question the CREATOR’S actions, but HE is never obligated to explain to us HIS reasons. It is enough to know that it pleases HIM, for whatever HE does is right and for our best and HIS glory. 

If one were to ask why GOD created the universe, we simply and correct answer that it was for HIS "pleasure they were and are created!" [Revelation 4. 11] "Whatever the LORD desires HE does in heaven and in earth, in the seas and all depths." [Psalms (Tehillym) 135. 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim] We also were created for HIS pleasure, therefore HE does not have to give account to us for HIS actions; and assuredly, HE does all things well. 

You may ask, why HE allowed HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON to suffer and die on the cross. The answer is found in HOLY SCRIPTURE, for although "HE had done no violence, nor was any deceit in HIS mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise HIM" and "to make HIS soul an offering for sin" knowing that ultimately "the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in HIS hand." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 53. 9 - 10 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

We may never be able to understand why LORD GOD, the ALL-POWERFUL SOVEREIGN CREATOR did this, especially for sinners such as you and I, but we don’t have to understand. "It pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." [1 Corinthians 1. 21] Take note, the Text clearly established that it is for those who BELIEVE, not to them that understand. 

Yehowah, the SELF-EXISTING ONE WHO has perfect reasons for everything HE does, and we shall understand it all in eternity. "We know that when HE is revealed, we shall be like HIM, for we shall see HIM as HE is." [1 John 3. 2] 

Meanwhile, along with Paul the Apostle, we are to always be thankful that "it pleased GOD, WHO separated me from my mother's womb and called me through HIS grace, to reveal HIS SON in me." [Galatians 1. 15 - 16] In the same way, HE has, beyond my comprehension, "predestined us to adoption as sons by JESUS CHRIST to HIMSELF, according to the good pleasure of HIS will, to the praise of the glory of HIS grace, by which HE made us accepted in the BELOVED." [Ephesians 1. 5 – 6] 

So for the time being, it is enough for us, HIS people, to be like our TEACHER — and as HIS servant, to be like our MASTER [Matthew 10. 25], confidently standing fast in HIS perfect plan. 


Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Welcome Sabbath! May yours be a Yom She’kulo Shabbat (a day which is all Sabbath). 
Praise to ALMIGHTY CREATOR GOD! We praise and bless you O GOD for lovingly and graciously giving YOUR Holy Shabbat, the imagery of beauty and radiance testifying to the tremendous affection that the Sabbath is enjoyed among YOUR people in YOUR presence. 
Day 14 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
A miracle cannot prove what is impossible; it is helpful only as confirmation of what is possible with CREATOR GOD. 

PATHS OF THE LORD 
"All the LORD'S paths are mercy, steadfast love and truth for those who keep the decrees of HIS Covenant and HIS Testimonies." [Psalms (Tehillym) 25. 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

One of the great promises in HOLY SCRIPTURE is that ALMIGHTY GOD will lead those who obediently follow HIS will and honour HIS BLESSED WORD. "In all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your paths and make them smooth." [Proverbs (Mishle) 3. 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

These paths have experienced the mercy of our LOVING CREATOR and confirm HIS truth, if we obey HIS WORD — that is, if we keep HIS Covenant of Grace and believe the promise of HIS Testimonies. They are paths leading to life eternal. "YOU will teach me the path of life. In YOUR presence is perfect joy; delights are ever in YOUR right hand." [Psalms (Tehillym) 16. 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

The paths which the ALL-WISE MASTER directs us to may seem unusual, dark, discouraging or dangerous, but we have HIS promises that they lead to joy and peace and HIS great light. "The path of the righteous is like the radiant sunlight, ever brightening until noon." [Proverbs (Mishle) 4. 18 Tanakh, Kethuvim] The pathway leads to true wisdom of the HOLY ONE which offers "pleasant ways, and all her paths, peaceful." [Proverbs (Mishle) 3. 17 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "HE guides me in the paths of righteousness as befits HIS NAME." [Psalms (Tehillym) 23. 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

The paths may be by still waters or through valleys of deepest darkness, but GOD'S goodness and mercy follows us in these paths, and finally leads us Home to be forever with the LORD. 

When troubles come our way, if we have difficulty discerning the right path to follow, still OMNIPOTENT LORD GOD is directing our every step, we can find guidance in HIS PRECIOUS HOLY WORD, for "YOUR WORD is a LAMP to my feet, a LIGHT for my path." [Psalms (Tehillym) 119. 115 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

In bold confidence and assurance, we are always able to pray, "Lead me in the path of YOUR commandments; for that is my concern and my delight." [Psalms (Tehillym) 119. 35 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "Show me YOUR way, O LORD, and lead me on a path, because of my watchful foes." [Psalms (Tehillym) 27. 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] All who seek HIM early and love HIS Eternal Law are definitely rich, extremely blessed, and will have a fullness of indescribable joy. 


Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
I will worship and praise YOU, my GOD, O KING; and I will bless YOUR NAME forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised; and HIS greatness is unsearchable. 
Day 13 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Intelligence makes a great first impression. 

A FAITHFUL PROVERB 
"This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with HIM. If we endure, we shall also reign with HIM. If we deny HIM, HE also will deny us. If we are faithless, HE remains faithful; HE cannot deny HIMSELF." [2+Timothy 2. 11 - 13] 

How often we find the phrase "if, then, will, shall" showing the choice is always ours. If we be dead with CHRIST JESUS, then we shall also live with HIM, "And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, HE has made alive together with HIM, having forgiven you all trespasses." [Colossians 2. 13] Our FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST has made atonement for us, and we shall be forgiven for all the things that we have done in which we have trespassed. "The priest shall make expiation on his behalf before the LORD, and he shall be forgiven for whatever he may have done to draw blame thereby." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 5. 26 Tanakh, Torah- Leviticus 6:7 KJV] 

If we are willing to endure suffering, then we will also reign with our LORD — "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears MY voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with ME. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with ME on MY throne, as I also overcame and sat down with MY FATHER on HIS Throne." [Revelation 3. 20 - 21] "If anyone loves ME, he will keep MY WORD; and MY FATHER will love him, and WE will come to him and make OUR home with him." [John 14. 23] 

If we deny the LorD YESHUA, HE will also deny us — "Therefore whoever confesses ME before men, him I will also confess before MY FATHER WHO is in heaven. But whoever denies ME before men, him I will also deny before MY FATHER WHO is in heaven." [Matthew 10. 32 - 33] "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the BOOK OF LIFE; but I will confess his name before MY FATHER and before HIS angels." [Revelation 3. 5] 

And, if we are treacherously unfaithful or do not believe, KING YESHUA remains faithful still. HIS promises are sure whether they be warnings of judgments or promises of blessings. The SOVEREIGN OF THE UNIVERSE promised Joshua: "No one shall be able to resist you as long as you live. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for you shall apportion to this people the land that I swore to their fathers to assign to them. But you must be very strong and courageous to observe faithfully all the Law and Teachings that MY servant Moses commanded you. Do not deviate from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful and prosper wherever you go." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 1. 5 - 7 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

Because of GOD'S faithfulness, we can be sure that HIS sayings are faithful and HE cannot deny HIMSELF. Our GREAT & MIGHTY GOD is loving, faithful. and true! May we continually bow down and worship HIM! 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
MOST HOLY ONE, YOU are blessed beyond all hymns, praises and consolations that may be uttered in this world. My soul desires YOU in the night. Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek YOU early; for when YOUR judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Therefore, in the shadow of YOUR wings I will rejoice. HalleluYAH! Amen! 
Day 12 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
The key to the treasures of the ETERNAL ONE is reverence. 

FOREVER ENDURES 
"The LORD abides (endures) forever." [Psalms (Tehillym) 9. 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

This world and the heavens are going to all pass away completely as everything decays and dies — "they will perish…grow old like a garment." [Hebrews 1. 11] But GOD, the ALMIGHTY CREATOR, is eternal! "May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in HIS works." [Psalms (Tehillym) 104. 31 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

The great name of the KING OF GLORY will never change. "May HIS NAME be eternal; while the sun lasts, may HIS NAME endure. Men shall be blessed in HIM; all nations shall call HIM blessed." [Psalms (Tehillym) 72. 17 Tanakh, Kethuvim] Likewise, HIS righteousness and character is everlasting, "Wealth and riches are in HIS House, and HIS righteousness lasts forever. HE is gracious, compassionate, generous and righteous." [Psalms (Tehillym) 112. 3 - 4 Tanakh, Kethuvim] Psalms 136 declares the MIGHTY ONE'S ever-enduring mercies and concludes with wonderful assurances and promises. [Psalms (Tehillym) 136. 26 Tanakh, Kethuvim] Since the HOLY ONE'S perfect righteousness and everlasting great mercy will last forever, we should continually thank and praise HIM with every breath in our being. "O, give thanks and praise to the GOD OF HEAVEN! HIS mercy and steadfast love is forever." 

The wondrous, life-giving WORD OF GOD will also endure. This is confirmed in both OLD & NEW COVENANTS — "The LORD exists forever; YOUR WORD stands firm in heaven. YOUR faithfulness is for all generations; YOU have established the earth, and it stands." [Psalms (Tehillym) 119. 89 - 90 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the WORD OF THE LORD endures forever." [1 Peter 1. 24 - 25] 

GOD'S love, so rich and pure, will always endure, eternity will be filled with HIS great love. "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD." [Romans 8. 38 - 39] 

We know for certainty that we shall also live forever, because the HOLY ONE is forever. "His (David's) seed shall continue forever, his throne, as the sun before ME; as the moon, established forever, an enduring witness in the sky. Selah" [Psalms (Tehillym) 89. 36 - 37 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of GOD abides forever." [1 John 2. 17] O the riches we, who serve the LORD OF GLORY, have in abundance awaiting us; and the great joy in serving and loving HIM even now. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Return to the HOLY ONE OF JACOB. In returning to HIM you will find rest and be saved and receive quietness, confidence and strength. So, let us celebrate the ties of love and faith that bind us in the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, the GREAT GOD of our salvation. 
Day 11 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
As easy as it may appear, the path of least resistance may be the very one to avoid. 

REDEEMING THE TIME 
"There remains therefore a rest to the people of GOD." [Hebrews 4. 9] 

For those who labor, this has been a long time favorite verse. We grow tired of work, and weary even in the LORD'S work. . . but we continue on in faithful stewardship for the needs are so great in harvesting souls that we dare not stop. Thus praying — "Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." [Psalms (Tehillym) 90. 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!" [Deuteronomy/Devarim 32. 29] 

The LORD GOD knew HIS people would need rest, so HE ordained a weekly day of rest, Sabbath. In fact, the only reason HE took six days to do the work of creation was to set the proper pattern for man's six-day work week. [Exodus/Shemot 20. 8 - 11] MESSIAH YESHUA, the LORD OF GLORY, indicated that it is still "lawful to do well on Sabbath days" [Matthew 12. 12]; and the SCRIPTURES command us to always "walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time." [Colossians 4. 5] And to "walk circumspectly (carefully, watchfully), not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." [Ephesians 5. 15 - 16] 

The word for "rest" is actually the special word for Sabbath rest (Shabbath-Shabbathown). The new covenant indicates that the weekly rest day, like all the others in the Ten Commandments, is still a DIVINE principle in the CHRISTian dispensation, and violating it is to our detriment. It also refers, in context, to the rest we find in the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH. "For he that is entered into HIS rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as GOD did from HIS." [Hebrews 4. 10] 

There is a most comforting application for our future life — "Blessed are the dead that die in the LORD from now on: Yes! says the SPIRIT, that they may rest from their labors; and their works follow them." [Revelation 14. 13] But for now, even when it is hard to find time for physical rest, we find perfect peaceful rest for our souls in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Without a doubt, HE is our PERFECT PEACE & REST. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel , O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Have a peaceful, enriching day in which you find favor of the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, and with an objective to bless others. May your life be blessed with grace and peace through YESHUA THE ANOINTED ONE. Amen 
This is the 10th Day of Repentance. 


May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe. 

SIN & CONFESSION 
"All unrighteousness is sin." [1 John 5. 17] 

People come up with different definitions as to what sin is, and the most common definition is "missing the mark" or a "failure to live up to an expected standard." However, this definition fails to take into account that when the mark is missed, something is hit. 

The Apostle John simply defined sin as "lawlessness" and strongly advises believers not to do such things. John then goes on to inform us what we are to do if we do sin. "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the FATHER, JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS. And HE HIMSELF is the PROPITIATION for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. Now by this we know that we know HIM, if we keep HIS commandments." [1 John 2. 1 - 3] 

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." [1 John 1. 8] "If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His worD is not in us." [1 John 1. 10] Sin is a choice, we have the potential to obey or disobey. And it is possible for a believer to loose his rewards. "Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of CHRIST does not have GOD." [2 John 1. 8 - 9] "Are you so foolish? Having begun in the SPIRIT, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain?" [Galatians 3. 3 - 4] "Whoever endures TO THE END shall be saved." [Matthew 10. 22; 24. 13] 

"Whoever abides in HIM does not sin." [1 John 3. 6] Do not play games with your soul. Don't be deceived by your own emotions, images or ideas of what you think the ETERNAL LORD GOD means — Read what HE says; Accept what HE commands; then Prepare yourself to know HIM personally and fully (trust and obey). "Awake to righteousness, and do not sin." [1 Corinthians 15. 34] 

"If we walk in the light as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." [1 John 1. 7, 9] Hold on to the ENDURING ONE, HE is faithful to save. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel! 
Most blessed are YOU, O GOD, YOU are hidden from the eyes of all the living and are beyond the comprehension of all creatures. The mind of genius cannot comprehend more than a broken fragment of YOUR glory. The tongues of poets and sages falter as they seek to express YOUR incomparable wisdom and splendor. Yet though YOUR greatness surpasses our understanding, we feel YOUR nearness and are overcome with wonder and with awe as we behold the signs of YOUR soon-coming. 
May the grace of our LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH be with your spirit as you prepare to stand before the WONDROUS KING. 
Day 9 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Light travels faster than sound; that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 

NO OTHER FOUNDATION 
"For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST." [1 Corinthians 3. 11] 

The LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH is the only sure and lasting foundation. This is a true fact either for the CHRISTian organization or for the individual follower of the GIVER OF LIFE. There is no other foundation that will or can endure in the days ahead when "each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire." [1 Corinthians 3. 13 - 15] 

Therefore it is vital to build on the FOUNDATION that YESHUA HIMSELF has laid. This is laid in three lessons, each of which is essential for its stability. 
First: It is crucially imperative that we acknowledge and confess that "of old YOU laid the foundation of the earth; the heavens are the work of YOUR hands...They will perish, but YOU remain; and they will all wear out like a garment; like a cloak YOU change them, and they will be changed. But YOU are the same, and YOUR years never end." [Psalms (Tehillym) 102. 25 Tanakh, Kethuvim; Hebrews 1. 10 - 12] GOD is the MASTER CREATOR of all things, and LORD over all. EL is YEHOWAH! 

Second: We must recognize and admit that we have been redeemed "with the precious blood of CHRIST" and that "HE indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world!" [1 Peter 1. 19 - 20] "When the fullness of the time had come, GOD sent forth HIS SON, born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." [Galatians 4. 4 - 5] 

Third: There is the WORD OF GOD, which is foundational to everything beyond creation and redemption. "Be doers of the WORD, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." [James 1. 22] "Whoever comes to ME, and hears MY sayings and DOES them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was FOUNDED ON THE ROCK." [Luke 5. 47 - 48] 

The LORD YESHUA is the TRUE FOUNDATION, for HE HIMSELF laid every SURE FOUNDATION. HE created all things, HIS precious shed blood is the price to redeem all things, and HIS HOLY LIFE-GIVING WORD, by HIS HOLY SPIRIT, reveals all things needed to build a beautiful, fruitful CHRIST-like life of ministry. "Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF being the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, in WHOM the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a Holy Temple in the LORD." [Ephesians 2. 20 - 21] 

There is no other foundation that can or will last, and "if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" [Psalms (Tehillym) 11. 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "O HOPE of Israel ! O LORD! All who forsake YOU shall be put to shame, Those in the land who turn from YOU shall be doomed men, inscribed in the earth, for they have forsaken the LORD, the FOUNTAIN of Living Waters." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 17. 13 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

Even now, put your trust in the LORD JESUS, HE is the "EXCLUSIVE HOPE" of Israel and the nations. 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
We bid farewell to Sabbath by sing the song in the Havdallah ritual that states, “the Prophet Elijah, the Tishbite from Gilead , may he come to us soon with the SON OF DAVID, the MESSIAH” — the GREATEST ONE that we fix our gaze on. We also pray that GOD, WHO separates the holy from the secular, forgive our sins, guide our life and open our mouth to declare HIS praises continually. Unto YOU alone, O LORD GOD do we turn; for YOU alone abide deep in the solitude of our hearts. May we ever trust in YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER, and be unafraid in the face of the inscrutable (unfathomable, immeasurable, unknowable, unimaginable) years ahead, and see that everything happens for the best. Because of YOU LORD, there is perfect peace in our hearts at the nearness of YOU. 
Have a joyous week! 
Day 8 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
To prevent irritating others, be as vague as possible, but do it with enthusiasm. 

GLORIFIED VISION 
"In the midst of the seven lamp-stands ONE like the SON OF MAN, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band." [Revelation 1. 13] 

This is a sanctuary scene, a priestly scene, as viewed in the OLD COVENANT Tabernacle and Temple . The ANCIENT OF DAYS is seen inspecting the Church (HIS people) just as Aaron inspected the candlestick in the Holy Place — noticing the oil supply, the condition of the wicks, and snuffing the carbon, if necessary, so the lights would burn bright. The lamp-stands represent testimony — "You are the light of the world" and "judgment begins at the HOUSE OF GOD" — so MESSIAH YESHUA trims and refines HIS Church into perfection. 

"Clothed with garments down to HIS feet" symbolizes dignity and honor. The LORD JESUS, in a priestly robe, is a Priest; a royal garment, a King; in a judicial attire, a Judge (Prophet). This robe is made of linen which represents righteousness (to be holy). The Holy Garments of linen are the mitre (head-dress, turban), broidered coat, girdle and the breeches. Symbolically, they are worn to show: the Mitre — holiness of thought; Broidered Coat — holiness of heart; Girdle — holiness of service; Breeches — holiness of flesh. 

The robe was seamless indicating no beginning and no ending. The hem of the blue (heavens color) robe had alternating bells and pomegranates. Pomegranates with their multitude of seed indicating fruitfulness. The bell, which is gold, has a tongue in it. Gold for DIVINE, a tongue for telling the testimony. The bells ring clearly because of the pomegranate between each bell. Our LORD JESUS wore the fruit and bells spiritually all around the hem of HIS seamless garment as HE walked upon the earth. HE had a clear ringing testimony which was backed up by the fruit of HIS life. 

The JEWISH TALMUD proclaims: "The Bells said to the fruit-bearing Trees — Why do you not make any noise? — The Trees reply — Our fruits are sufficient advertisement for us." 

"The Golden Belt around HIS breast" speaks of HIS righteousness; the gold, HIS Divine Glory. As the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, YESHUA will usher in the "Day of Vengeance." [Isaiah/Yeshayah 63. 1 - 4] Because HE is the SON OF MAN, HE will judge all humanity. "For as the FATHER has life in HIMSELF, so HE has granted the SON to have life in HIMSELF, and has given HIM authority to execute judgment also, because HE is the SON OF MAN." [John 5. 26 - 27] 

"HIS head and HIS hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and HIS eyes like a flame of fire." [Revelation 1. 14] "HIS head and hairs, white as wool" illustrates JESUS' fatherhood and patriarchal dignity and wisdom as the ANCIENT of DAYS. The LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH is all this! In HIM is all the full divine perfections of GOD'S nature embodied. In HIM is all the hidden treasure of divine wisdom and spiritual illumination. 

"Eyes as a flame of fire" shows intelligence - burning, all penetrating intelligence. . . power to read secrets, to bring hidden things to light, to warm and search all hearts at a single glance. Nothing is hidden from HIM WHO is OMNISCIENT GOD. 

"HIS feet were like fine copper, as if refined in a furnace, and HIS voice as the sound of many waters." [Revelation 1. 15] "HIS feet were like burning copper refined in a furnace." Copper represents judgment. "I will glorify the place where MY feet rest." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 60. 13 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "HIS feet shall tread down HIS enemies; they shall tread the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of ALMIGHTY GOD." [Revelation 19. 15; Isaiah/Yeshayah 63. 1 - 6]

"Voice as the sound of many waters" show that HE is powerful, yet altogether lovely. "See that you do not refuse HIM WHO speaks, for if they did not escape WHO refused HIM WHO spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from HIM WHO speaks from heaven WHOSE VOICE then shook the earth." [Hebrews 12. 25; Jeremiah/Yirmeyah 25. 30-31; Psalms/Tehillym 29] 

"HE had in HIS right hand seven stars, out of HIS mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and HIS countenance was like the sun shining in its strength." [Revelation 1. 16] "In HIS right hand seven stars" — here the LORD JESUS is seen upholding and sustaining the ministry of HIS Church. [Isaiah/Yeshayah 41. 10] "Out of HIS mouth...a sharp Two-Edged Sword" this is HIS OWN WORD, the LIVING, ACTIVE, POWERFUL WORD OF GOD, by which HE shall judge the Church. [Hebrew 4. 1 2] "HIS countenance as the sun shines in HIS strength." MESSIAH YESHUA is the GREAT CREATIVE SOURCE from which all light comes. HE is the "SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS." [Malachi/Malakhi 4. 2] JESUS is "the LIGHT of the Eternal City." [Revelation 21. 23; 22. 5] 

"And when I saw HIM, I fell at HIS feet as dead. But HE laid HIS right hand on me saying to me — Do not be afraid; I am the FIRST and the LAST." [Revelation 1. 17] Here the glory of MESSIAH'S presence is too great — words cannot describe HIM — HE is so overwhelming to see, John is completely prostrated as though dead. But, John is reassured by the words of the LORD — Fear Not! John's fears and ours are forever gone when we realize MESSIAH YESHUA'S three-fold revelation of HIMSELF: "I am HE WHO lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death." [Revelation 1. 18] "I am the FIRST and LAST" — now MESSIAH shows HIS deity. [Isaiah/Yeshayah 41. 4; 48. 12; Revelation 22. 13] "I am HE WHO lives and was dead, and behold, I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE." [Revelation 1. 18] The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the LIVING ONE WHO tasted death on our behalf, Who was victorious over all and came forth CONQUEROR & GLORIOUS KING. 

"I have the keys of death and hell." The LORD JESUS holds the keys (authority, power over) of hell. [Revelation 1. 18] JESUS, the KING ETERNAL, opens and none can shut, HE shuts and none can open. While death still holds the bodies of the Saints temporarily, their spirits are no longer in Hades, but in the heavenlies with JESUS CHRIST THE LORD. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church in the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH. Hallelu'YAH! 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Good Sabbath! Come my dear friend to meet the Bride, the Sabbath presence, let us welcome! Those who keep the Sabbath and call it a delight shall rejoice in GOD'S Kingdom. 
We give thanks and praise to the LORD GOD our GUARDIAN & REDEEMER. May the love of your HOLY NAME and YOUR Law be rooted deep in our soul and quicken every heart to draw nearer to YOU. May our knowledge of YOU rise like the morning dawn as our longings and aspirations reach out toward a higher goal. May our faith be unshaken and our heart undismayed as we labor and wait for the fulfillment of YOUR prophets of old. And, may YOUR Law be established in the hearts of men and that YOUR children unite in peace and love to serve YOU, our FATHER, the ALMIGHTY AWESOME GOD. Amen! 

Shabbat: One day a week we unplug from the incessant noise and hard work of ‘doing’ to refocus on just ‘being.’ Shabbat brings an inner peace within oneself, and provides a weekly opportunity to connect and relate to family, friends and GOD. Jewish life is built around the family coming together – to eat, to learn, to celebrate, to mourn, and most importantly to transmit the torch of our shared heritage to the next generation. Judaism nurtures the awareness that GOD is actively involved in everything. There are no accidents; everything that happens to us is purposeful and for the best. We can feel secure knowing that we are wrapped in GOD’S loving embrace. 
Day 7 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Keep three things in mind that you may escape the results of evil: Know where you came from, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give a full account. 

MOMENTS 
"For a little while I forsook you; but with great mercies and vast love I will bring you back. In a little wrath, for a moment, I hid MY face from you; but with kindness everlasting I will have mercy on you and take you back in love, says the LORD your REDEEMER." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 54. 7 - 8 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

This compassionately gracious promise to Israel gives a praiseworthy insight into the character of the LORD GOD as well as the relation of time-to-eternity. The DIVINE LOVING OMNISCIENT CREATOR is also a GOD OF WRATH — for HE must punish unrepentant sin in HIS people. Nevertheless HE is much more the GOD OF MERCY. HIS prolonged judgment on HIS chosen people, Israel , is only for a tiny moment compared to HIS everlasting kindness toward redeemed Israel in the ages to come. 

This theme occurs a number of times in HOLY SCRIPTURE: "For HIS anger endures but for a moment" David said, "when HE is pleased there is life; weeping may linger for the night, but at dawn there are shouts of joy." [Psalms (Tehillym) 30. 5 Tanakh, Kethuvim] To those faithful to the EMINENT ONE during a time of judgment against their nation or against the world, the ALMIGHTY says — "Go! MY people, enter your chambers, lock your door behind you; hide but a little moment, until the indignation passes." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 26. 20 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

A time for testing or a time for judgment may persistently continue for many days, months or even years. Comparatively, however, this is only a moment in relation to an eternity of the blessing to come. 

The word "moment (Hebrew: rega)" plainly expresses sudden, instant, wink of the eye, quick. Applied explicitly to NEW COVENANT CHRISTians, it is said — "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." [2 Corinthians 4. 17] "For behold! I am creating a new heaven and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered, they shall never come to mind. In all MY Sacred Mount, the Holy Land , nothing evil or vile shall be done— says the LORD." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 65. 17, 25 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

Mercifully and lovingly the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL allows trials to discipline, guide and develop us. This works to our advantage as impurities are being removed, leaving behind only that which is lasting, precious and pleasing. The goal of our lives is to bring praise, honor and glory to our LORD GOD and MESSIAH YESHUA. If troubles, sufferings, and grief can best achieve this supreme priority, so let it be. May the OMNIPOTENT GOD OF HEAVEN & EARTH give us eyes of faith to see these moments of affliction in the light of eternal glory with HIM. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
May your ever-growing faith in the GREAT & LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER and CHRIST JESUS, HIS PRECIOUS SON, grant you the privilege to witness and experience the marvelous miracle of being delivered from the yoke of slavery to sin and its consequences. 
Day 6 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Learning is a path, not a destination. 

LIFE & FAITH 
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." [Hebrews 11. 1] 

The Hebrew word for faith is "emuwn (pronounced ay-moon')" meaning truth, established, faithful, trusting or trustworthy. To the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA, the attribute of faith is of the highest importance for the realization of His PERFECT HUMANITY. YESHUA is the CHIEF WITNESS of faith — the LEADER of all the witnesses of faith, and the AUTHOR & FINISHER of our faith. YESHUA ha'MASHIACH fulfills, in detail, every one of the examples recorded in the Book of Hebrews! 

What is a Life of Faith? 
A Life Lived In Complete Dependence On GOD. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIM, and HE will direct (smooth) your paths." [Proverbs (Mishle) 3. 5 - 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim] It was said of and known about JESUS, the WORD MADE FLESH, "HE committed HIMSELF to the LORD." [Psalms (Tehillym) 22. 8 Tanakh, Kethuvim] YESHUA said of HIMSELF — "I live because of the FATHER, so he who feeds on ME will live because of ME." [John 6. 57] It is recorded of the SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS saying, "I will put MY trust in HIM (GOD THE FATHER) — Here am I and the children whom GOD has given ME." [Hebrews 2. 13] MESSIAH YESHUA said HE could do nothing of HIMSELF, HE depended completely on the FATHER. [John 5. 19] The LORD JESUS "was faithful to HIM (the FATHER) that appointed HIM (the SON)." [Hebrews 3. 2] 

A Life Lived In Communion With GOD. In the words written by David concerning MESSIAH YESHUA, "I am ever mindful of the LORD'S PRESENCE; HE is at my right hand; I shall never be shaken. For YOU will not abandon ME to Sheol, or let YOUR FAITHFUL ONE see the Pit." [Psalms (Tehillym) 16. 8, 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "HE WHO sent ME is with ME. The FATHER has not left ME alone for I always do those things that please HIM." [John 8. 29 ] The LORD MESSIAH YESHUA lived in constant communion with GOD. [Mark 1. 35] 

A Life Lived In Obedience To GOD. The LORD YESHUA proved HIS obedience in HIS humanity. "In the days of HIS flesh, when HE had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to HIM WHO was able to save HIM from death, and was heard because of HIS GODly fear, though HE was a SON, yet HE learned obedience by the things which HE suffered." [Hebrews 5. 7 - 8] JESUS said, "I always do those things that please MY FATHER." [John 8. 29-c] "I have kept MY FATHER'S commandments and abide in HIS love." [John 15. 10] "MY meat is to do the will of HIM that sent ME, and finish HIS work. For I have come down from heaven, not to do MY OWN will, but the will of HIM WHO sent ME." [John 4. 34; 6. 38] "I come to do YOUR will, O GOD." [Hebrews 10. 7, 9; Mark 14. 36; Luke 22. 42] 

A Life Lived In Assured Confidence In The Unseen Rapture. The HOLY ANOINTED REDEEMER knew there was joy awaiting HIM after death "for the joy that was set before HIM endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of GOD." [Hebrews 12. 2] The LORD JESUS believed that GOD THE FATHER would raise HIM from the dead. [Psalms/Tehillym 16. 10] HE also promised HIS disciples that HE would come again after HE had gone away. "In MY FATHER'S house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF; that where I am, there you may be also." [John 14. 2 - 3] 

Furthermore, we who believe and fully trust JESUS THE MESSIAH, our BLESSED REDEEMER, live in assured, certain, secure confidence because of this promised hope. We know in WHOM we belief and are fully persuaded for HOLY ALMIGHTY ONE is faithful and true! 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Life's challenges work out for the best when we recognize what appear to be obstacles as opportunities to develop ourselves for the better and recognize that all things come from OMNIPOTENT GOD'S invisible hand that guides our lives. 
Day 5 of Repentance. 


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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Never mind the remorse, don't commit the sin! 

BOTTLED TEARS 
"YOU (LORD GOD) keep count of my wanderings; put my tears into YOUR bottle; into YOUR record book." [Psalms (Tehillym) 56. 8 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

The Hebrew prophets mention professional mourners, who were called in at the time of sorrow to express mourning for the dead. "Send for the skilled women, let them come. Let them quickly start a wailing for us that our eyes may run with tears, our eyelids flow with water." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 9. 17 - 18 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Tears flow freely and openly in the Oriental custom, a highly emotional peoples - at such times they are considered to be a definite means of bringing comfort to sorrowing hearts. [John 11. 33] It was not uncommon to see the tears being gathered and collected into bottles and kept as special remembrances. 

The weeping woman, a sinner, who washed the feet of MESSIAH YESHUA with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head, was none other than Miryam (Mary) the sister of Martha and Lazarus. The tears she wept and the precious bottled tears were used to wash the feet of her LORD, then she proceeded to kiss and anoint them with the fragrant oil from the alabaster flask. [Luke 7. 37 - 50] Though her sins were many, they were forgiven, for she loved much. Noticeably, the more one is forgiven, the more they are able to love! 

Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, desired that his people would have a change of heart so they too could be forgiven, "Oh my suffering, my suffering! How I am pained and writhe! Oh, the walls of my heart! My heart moans within me, I cannot be silent; for disaster overtakes disaster." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 4. 19-20 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "That is why I say — Let me be, I will weep bitterly; do not labor to comfort me because of the ruin of my poor people." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 22. 4 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "Oh, that my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears! Then would I weep day and night for the slain of my poor people!" [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 9. 1 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

"Draw near to GOD and HE will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up." [James 4. 8 - 10] The HOLY CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL stores our tears and they are precious to HIM as we "delight to do HIS will and keep HIS Law in our heart." [Psalms/Tehillym 40. 8] Great and wondrous promises belong to those who seek for the TRUE & LIVING GOD in sincerity; and trust and obey. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel , O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
May your heart be filled with intuition and your words be filled with insight; songs of praise ever be upon your tongue and your vision be on a straight path before you. May your eyes shine with the light of holy words and your face reflect the brightness of the heavens; and, your lips ever speak wisdom and your fulfillment be in righteousness even as you ever yearn to hear the words of the HOLY ONE OF OLD. 
Day 4 of Repentance. 


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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
The real and the spiritual are one, like body and soul in a living man. It is for the law to clear the path; it is for the soul to sense the spirit. 

WHICH SHEBA 
"The descendants of Ham (son of Noah): Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan . The descendants of Cush : Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtecah. The descendants of Raamah: SHEBA and DEDAN." [Genesis (Bereshith) 10. 7 Tanakh, Torah] This list of Ham's genealogy shows his sons and their families. 

"Abraham (a Semite, descendant of Shem) took another wife, named Keturah (after Sarah's death). She bore him Zimram and Jokshan. Jokshan begot SHEBA and DEDAN." [Genesis (Bereshith) 25. 1 - 2 Tanakh, Torah] "Abraham willed all that he owned to Isaac; but to Abraham's sons by concubines Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and he sent them away from his son Isaac EASTWARD, to the land of the EAST." [Genesis (Bereshith) 25. 5 - 6 Tanakh, Torah] Consider the names, Sheba and Dedan — they are alike, but the people are separate as well as their ancestry. The nationalities are completely different. Hence, the locations of the homeland are either found in Ethiopia , descendants of Ham (which is south of Egypt , and SW of Jerusalem), or Arabia , descendants of Abraham. 

When the Queen of Sheba came to visit Solomon and test his wisdom, she came from the South (Arabia) not from Africa . The LORD JESUS confirmed this location when HE was teaching and the Scribes and Pharisees demanded of HIM a sign. MESSIAH affirmed — "the queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ENDS OF THE EARTH to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here." [Matthew 12. 42] South Arabia is at "the end of the earth (beyond that there is only water)" as it is a peninsula in the Arabian Sea (modern Oman & Yemen). 

The " Sheba of Arabia" is an established region of land while the " Sheba of Ethiopia" is part of the Ethiopian people and not a separate geographical location. 

Likewise, the exaggerated story that Solomon and the Queen of Sheba had a son together and that the son's descendents later took the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia simply is "a fable, a legend, a myth" giving favor to the wicked devil and his evil lies and deceits. HOLY SCRIPTURE records, "King Solomon, in turn, gave the Queen of Sheba everything she expressed a desire for, exceeding in return for what she had brought to the king. Then she and her courtiers left and returned to her own land." [2 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 9. 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

Many claim and accept an ethnic group of the Ethiopians to be of Jewish descent due to their religious practices. However, these "acquired customs" were adopted when the world-spread fame of Solomon caused peoples from all nations to seek Solomon's TRUE & LIVING GOD. As was in the case with Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, "So he (Philip) arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia , a eunuch of great authority under Candace the Queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet." [Acts 8. 27 - 28] Even long years after Solomon, the whole world knew about the MIGHTY GOD OF ISRAEL. 

Instead of believing everything we hear, we should check out the HOLY SCRIPTURES for ourselves. Search GOD'S WRITTEN WORD, line-upon-line, compare the TRUE SCRIPTURES and history with the legendary accounts, which are but fables, and myths that you may be able to discern between TRUTH and lies. Many cults and isms have originated from these errors, so Beware! "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." [2 Timothy 4. 3 - 4] Know in WHOM you believe, and live confident in HIS amazing truth. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 
Exalted and hallowed be GOD'S greatness in this world HE created. May Your will be fulfilled and YOUR sovereignty revealed, MOST HOLY ONE, in the days of our lifetime and the life of the whole House of Israel speedily and in our time, Amen. May YOU be blessed forever, even throughout all eternity. May YOU, be blessed, praised & honored, extolled & glorified, adored & exalted above all else. Amen 
Day 3 of Repentance. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
To remember well is not necessarily a sign of wisdom.

DAVID'S TABERNACLE
"They brought in the Ark of the LORD, and set it up in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD." [2 Samuel (Shemuel Bet) 6. 17 Tanakh, Nevi'im; also 1 Chronicles/Dibre Hayamin Alef 16. 1]

In spite of the now trend in many churches regarding "entering into David's Tabernacle to revere and worship the MOST HIGH GOD" — it is simply a man-made cliché, method, or form of worship and not a BIBLICAL doctrine; nor is this "the spiritual body" of believers. David's Tabernacle was a literal tabernacle (more correctly a "tent") erected to house or shelter the Ark of the Covenant.

When David saw how Obed-Edom was being blessed, he had the Ark of the Covenant brought from the house of Obed-Edom to Jerusalem . "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the Ark of GOD. So David went and brought up the Ark of GOD from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness." [2 Samuel (Shemuel Bet) 6. 12 Tanakh, Nevi'im]

Isaiah also speaks of David's tent (tabernacle) being established and MESSIAH YESHUA is on the Throne: "And a throne shall be established in goodness in the tent of David, and on it shall sit in faithfulness a RULER devoted to justice and zealous for equity." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 16. 5 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "And what will HE answer the messengers of any nation? That Zion has been established by the LORD: In it, the needy of HIS people shall find shelter." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 14. 32 Tanakh, Nevi'im]

In the Kingdom Age, when Israel is restored, so will the Tabernacle of David. "In that day, I will set up again the fallen tabernacle of David: I will mend its breaches and set up its ruins anew. I will build it firm as in the days of old." [Amos (Amus) 9. 11 Tanakh, Nevi'im]

The "PRESENCE" of the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA will be in Jerusalem again — HE is the "GLORIOUS FEATURE" ruling the KINGDOM OF GOD on earth. "After this (taking out of a people for HIS NAME) I will return and will rebuild the Tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, even all the Gentiles who are called by MY NAME, says the LORD WHO does all these things." [Acts 15. 16 - 17]

Oh, what a day that will be! And, the ETERNAL ONE alone will be our GOD and we will be HIS people, and David will be the Prince forever. [see Ezekiel/Yehezke-El 37. 24 - 25]

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel !
There is a place for believers in the midst of a pagan society—a challenging position of change and conflict overwhelmed with problems and full of difficulties. For the fainthearted, this is threatening; for the audacious, courageous and noble-minded, Exciting!!! . . .Try a little exhilarating excitement!
The day is short and the work is great; but the laborers are idle, though the reward be great, and the MASTER of the work presses. It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work; but you must not therefore cease from it. If you have worked much, great shall be your reward — for the MASTER WHO employed you is faithful in HIS payment. But know that the true reward is not of this world.
Elul, the month of love: The four Hebrew letters of the word Elul (aleph-lamed-vav-lamed) are the first letters of the four words Ani l’dodi v’dodi lee – “I am to my BELOVED and my BELOVED is to me.” [Song of Songs 6:3] These words sum up the relationship between ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS people.
Day 2 of Repentance.

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
A fault recognized is half corrected.

OUR ROCK, THE CREATOR
"You neglected the ROCK WHO begot you, forgot the GOD WHO brought you forth." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 32. 18 Tanakh, Torah]

Moses prophesied the coming apostasy of Israel in a prophetic history of Israel just before he died. Not only did his prophecy come true for the nation of Israel , but the same could be said of most Christianity today.

Moses also described how the Israelites had been blessed greatly of the LORD GOD, but instead of drawing closer to HIM they, "grew fat and gross and coarse and forsook GOD WHO made them and spurned the ROCK of their salvation." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 32. 15 Tanakh, Torah] The "ROCK" referred to here is the rock (Hebrew: t'suwr) which Moses struck, yielding water to sustain them in the journeys and provided an ever-present reminder of the HOLY ONE'S marvelous and awesome provision. . . and that "ROCK was CHRIST." [1 Corinthians 10. 4] However, they totally forgot the MIGHTY GOD of their creation and salvation, and sacrificed to demons, gods they did not know and new gods that were made later. [Deuteronomy/Devarim 32. 17]

The ETERNAL GOD OF JACOB is the ONE WHO has given us life, and without HIM and HIS daily sustenance, all life would cease. How very foolish it is to attempt to live life without the only SAVIOR, our FATHER GOD, WHO begot us — WHO gave us life and even now maintains it. All too often the ALMIGHTY CREATOR is excluded from our churches, homes; and more vehemently disregarded in government and schools. Many so-called followers of MESSIAH YESHUA also live their lives as practical atheists, making decisions and living their lives just as if the LORD GOD OF HEAVEN did not exist. "Woe to the multitude of many people, because you have forgotten the GOD WHO saves you, and have not remembered the ROCK WHO shelters you." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 17. 10, 12 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Let us fully trust and re-commit ourselves to giving the rightful place in our lives and sphere of influence to the ROCK WHO begot us.

"The NAME of the LORD I proclaim; give glory to our GOD! HE is the ROCK! HIS work is perfect, Yes, all HIS ways are just, a FAITHFUL GOD OF TRUTH, without injustice, righteous, true and upright is HE." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 32. 3 - 4 Tanakh, Torah] "I adore YOU, O LORD, my STRENGTH, O LORD, my FORTRESS and my DELIVERER; my GOD, my ROCK in WHOM I seek REFUGE; my SHIELD, the MIGHTY HORN of my salvation, my STRONGHOLD and STRENGTH." [Psalms (Tehillym) 18. 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim] O LORD, YOU are my God, I love YOU and give YOU praise; there is none like YOU!

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel !
Bidding farewell to Sabbath! O LORD GOD OF HOSTS give us the kindness to hear with compassion, to offer support, loving comfort, and care; give us the courage to do what is needed, the wisdom to choose what is right and most fair; give us the vision to see what is possible; give us the faith that will help pave the way for a present that’s hopeful, a future that’s peaceful — give us the heart to bring joy to each day.
We also wish you a blessed Rosh Chodesh – welcoming the month of Elul. Tonight, the evening of August 15th begins the sixth month on the Biblical calendar, the month of Elul. This month is a month of repentance and preparation for the upcoming Fall Feasts. The Shofar is blown every morning in every synagogue in order to wake people up for the coming Day of Judgment on the Feast of Trumpets and the Days of Awe. According to Jewish tradition Moses began his second 40-day fast on the first of Elul, asking GOD to forgive Israel for the sin with the golden calf and to renew the covenant...his fast ended on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. [Exodus/Shemot 32:11-13,31-32] The 40 days from the 1st of Elul to Yom Kippur became a traditional time of repentance, fasting, and prayer among the Jewish people. Very likely our BELOVED MASTER went through HIS 40-day fast recorded in the GOSPELS during this time.
Tov Shavua — Have a good week!
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Don’t pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

TO BE LIKE HIM
"That I may know HIM and the power of HIS resurrection, and the fellowship of HIS sufferings, being conformed to HIS death." [Philippians 3. 10]

The Apostle Paul had a strong desire to know MESSIAH in an intimate fashion — to experience an even closer and higher relationship. This text lists three things which we will also desire and experience if we have that same longing for a close personal relationship with the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH.

The power of HIS resurrection: The triumphant victory of YESHUA over sin and death exhibited HIS great power. Paul desired for the resurrection of the body, "if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead." [Philippians 3. 11] But more so, he longed for power over sin and to "be dead indeed to sin, but alive to GOD in CHRIST JESUS our LORD." [Romans 6. 11] "Become dead to the Law through the body of CHRIST...that we should bear fruit to GOD." [Romans 7. 4]

The fellowship of HIS sufferings: Again Paul’s desire is to know the LORD MESSIAH, and that aspiration was so great he was more then willing to suffer as his SAVIOR had suffered, if need be. Paul did suffer in many ways — in labors, in stripes, in prisons, in deaths, five times he received forty stripes minus one, beaten with rods, stoned once, shipwrecked three times, a night and a day in the deep, in journeys, in perils of waters, robbed, in perils from countrymen, in perils from Gentiles, in perils in the city, in wilderness, in the sea, among false brethren; in weariness and toil, lack of sleep, hungry, thirsty, in fastings, in cold and nakedness — besides the other things. [see 2 Corinthians 11. 23 - 28] "For to this you were called, because CHRIST also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow HIS steps." [1 Peter 2. 21] "If indeed we suffer with HIM, that we may also be glorified together." [Romans 8. 17] "For to you it has been granted on behalf of CHRIST, not only to believe in HIM, but also to suffer for HIS sake." [Philippians 1. 29]

Being made conformable to HIS death: The Apostle Paul was more then willing to die as the MESSIAH had died and he did die a martyr’s death when he was beheaded in prison in Rome . However, the death Paul wanted was to be like YESHUA it was to gaining complete victory over all sin. For the body of sin will be done away with when he dies for "he who has died has been freed from sin." [Romans 6. 7] "Therefore, since CHRIST suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of GOD." [1 Peter 4. 1 - 2]

To know the ALL-TOGETHER LOVELY ONE in this manner, to be conformed to HIM as was Paul’s desire, primarily demands developing the servant’s heart and selfless humility that took MESSIAH YESHUA to the cross. "And we know that the SON OF GOD has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know HIM WHO is TRUE; and we are in HIM WHO is TRUE, in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. This is the TRUE GOD and ETERNAL LIFE." [1 John 5. 20],

YESHUA , GOD’S INCARNATE TABERNACLE, assures us that HIS "grace is sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in weakness." [2 Corinthians 12. 9] To be like JESUS is my desire. What’s yours?

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel !
Welcoming & Celebrating Shabbat! Of old YOU did rest on the seventh day; YOU therefore blessed the Sabbath. For every work of YOUR hand praises YOU; YOUR redeemed bless you at all times. Blessed be the LORD, the MAKER, the LIVING GOD and EVERLASTING KING — for from old you have given YOUR servants the abundance of YOUR mercies and YOUR loving kindnesses. YOU, my PRECIOUS REDEEMER, are above all gods, executing great judgment. YOU are KING over all the earth, YOU are ONE LORD, and YOUR NAME is ECHAD (ONE).

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Much experience is the crown of the old men and the fear of ALMIGHTY GOD is their glory. 

INFINITELY GOD 
"And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying — Blessing and honour and glory and power be to HIM WHO sits on the Throne, and to the LAMB, forever and ever! Amen" [Revelation 5. 13] 

The BELOVED LAMB is one with, and yet distinct from "HIM that sat on the throne." [Revelation 4. 10; 5. 1, 6 - 7] The Four Beasts or Living Creatures, and the 24-Elders "fell down before the LAMB" to worship HIM. If, as cultists maintain, the ANOINTED LAMB OF GOD is less than the OMNIPOTENT CREATOR, how would violating of the first commandment, "You shall have no other gods before ME" [Exodus/Shemot 20. 3] be tolerated in ALMIGHTY GOD'S OMNIPOTENT PRESENCE? The answer: YESHUA ha'MASHIACH is the INVINCIBLE, SUPREME GOD OF HEAVEN — WHO is ONE with HIM (GOD THE FATHER) WHO sat on the Throne! 

Worship is given to GOD THE FATHER: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our GOD forever and ever. Amen" [Revelation 7. 12] 

Worship is given to GOD THE SON: MESSIAH YESHUA receives the same praise given to GOD THE FATHER — "Worthy is the LAMB WHO was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory and blessing!" [Revelation 5. 12] 

"I am Yehowah (the LORD), that is MY NAME; and I will not yield MY glory to another." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 42. 8 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "For MY sake, MY own sake, do I act — lest MY NAME be dishonored! I will not give MY glory to another." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 48. 11 Tanakh, Nevi'im] In view of the fact that the LORD JESUS shares in GOD'S glory; HE cannot be another GOD. The LORD YESHUA is, as HE said — "ONE (Hebrew: echad — a compound unity) with the FATHER." [John 10. 30] 

This does not, in any way, diminish the praise and honor due the FATHER. HE is to be worshipped and praised for loving us so very much that HE commissioned the SON (MESSIAH YESHUA) to save sinners. The SON (JESUS) said — "all men should honor the SON, even as they honor the FATHER." [John 5. 23] 

The human personality is difficult to understand, much less the complex intricacy of GOD ALMIGHTY being infinitely more so. The TRI-UNITY OF GOD is so revealed throughout HOLY SCRIPTURES as the EVER-LIVING ONE proclaims HIMSELF as GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON and GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT — Perfect TRINITY. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
It has been shown that all might know that the LORD, HE is GOD, there is none other. HE alone does wonders, for HIS mercy endures forever. The glory of the LORD is eternal, the LORD rejoices in HIS works. Blessed be the NAME OF THE LORD from this time forth and forever; for out of Zion goes forth the Law and the WORD OF GOD from Jerusalem . 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
A person who aims at nothing has a target he cannot miss. 

HYSSOP 
"Purge me with hyssop till I am pure; wash me till I am whiter than snow." [Psalms (Tehillym) 51. 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

Hyssop is the plant that penicillin was first found in. HOLY SCRIPTURE speaks of this plant in both the OLD & NEW COVENANTS. The man healed of leprosy was to go the priest "then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 14. 4 Tanakh, Torah] The priest would kill one bird in a vessel over running water. The living bird, the cedar wood, the scarlet and the hyssop and dip them in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water. Then, the priest would sprinkle the blood on the leprous man seven times, pronounce him clean, then let the living bird loose in an open field. [Leviticus/Vayikra 14. 1 - 7] 

The "Two Clean Birds" depict the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, WHO is the GOD-MAN. "Cedar" depicts imperishable existence; "Scarlet" — the emblem of life; and "Hyssop" represents purification from defilement. The cedar and hyssop also symbolize types of all nature, from the highest to the lowest. All these symbols picture the death and resurrection of our REDEEMING SAVIOR for "whosoever will" come to HIM. 

David's prayer was that the ETERNAL ONE would cleanse him of his sin of murder (of Uriah the Hittite) and adultery (with Uriah's wife, Bathsheba). "Have mercy upon me, O GOD, as befits YOUR loving-kindness and faithfulness — in keeping with YOUR abundant compassion, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly of my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Hide YOUR face from my sins, blot out all my iniquities. Fashion a clean, pure heart for me, O GOD, and renew within me a steadfast spirit." [Psalms (Tehillym) 51. 1 – 2. 9 - 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

On Golgotha 's Cross, the LORD JESUS, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the SCRIPTURE might be fulfilled, said — "I thirst!" HE was then given a sour wine on hyssop. When it was put to HIS mouth, all prophecy to the point of HIS death was fulfilled. When YESHUA the SACRIFICIAL LAMB OF GOD received the sour wine, HE said — "It is finished!" Then bowing HIS head, YESHUA gave up HIS spirit. [John 19. 28 - 30] 

Whoever touches death (result of sin) or was unclean must now come to the LORD JESUS for cleansing, HE is ever our CONTINUAL OFFERING. "For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life. He who believes in the SON has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the SON shall not see life, but the wrath of GOD abides on him." [John 3. 15 - 16, 36] 

Although penicillin can help alleviate or actually eliminate some diseases, it cannot treat or cure us from sin. However, the precious cleansing blood of YESHUA ha'MASHIACH is the ONLY SOURCE — the PERFECT REMEDY — it will never lose it's cleansing, saving power. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel! 
Through the common days flow the refreshing waters of GOD'S loving-kindness, yet we forget THE SOURCE. May this hour awaken within us a sense of our dependence upon YOU. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us that we may face our daily duty with a firm courage and a tranquil mind. May we learn to know that in loving and serving our fellowmen, we are loving and serving YOU. O Come! O Come IMMANU’EL! 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
We must not mistake sincerity for truth. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the Law of CHRIST. For each one shall bear his own load." [Galatians 6. 2, 5] 

This is not a contradiction in HOLY SCRIPTURE though frequently sited as such. This is two separate, equally valid commandments. The Apostle Paul commanded us to bear other's burdens, or "heavy load" — nonetheless we must bear our own burden or "responsibility." 

When a fellow CHRISTian has been stricken, overtaken with a great burden — sickness, death of a loved one or another problem in life — he needs desperately the love and support of his brother. GOD'S ENRICHING WORD declares that when we help relieve this burden, we "fulfill the Law of CHRIST." "For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this — You shall love your neighbor as yourself." [Galatians 5. 14] 

At the same time, the privilege of having faithful friends who will share and help with an otherwise unbearable load does not absolve us from the responsibility of doing our own part in carrying out our GOD-given responsibilities. It is essential that we "aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands...that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing." [1 Thessalonians 4. 11 - 12] 

Every man is urged to examine and prove his own work [Galatians 6. 4] lest he deceive himself. The OMNIPOTENT ALMIGHTY ONE created and gave HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON to redeemed us, we can be sure that He is most concerned about us and will not allow trials or burdens upon us that are too grievous and excessive for us to bear. "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, WHO will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." [1 Corinthians 10. 13] 

We know that every problem that comes our way is something that our PHENOMENAL CREATOR knows we are able to bear; following the example of the LORD YESHUA, WHO knowing "the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God." [Hebrews 12. 2] We show our love and respect to our HEAVENLY FATHER as we readily and thankfully accept HIS correction, testing, easy yoke, and guiding-eye. 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Nations are in ruin because their tongue and their doings are against the HOLY LORD GOD of the Universe, to provoke the eyes of HIS glory. The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom : They do not hide it. WOE! To their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves. [Yeshayah/Isaiah 3:8 - 9] 
O come, eagerly and willingly, let us walk in the LIGHT OF THE LORD! 

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No act is an orphan. 

GARMENT FRINGES 
"The LORD spoke to Moses saying — Speak to the Israelite people and instruct them to make for themselves fringes (tassels) on the corners of their garments throughout the ages; let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner. That shall be your fringes; look at it and recall all the commandments of the LORD and observe them, so you do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge. Thus you shall be reminded to observe all My commandments and to be holy to your GOD." [Numbers (B'Midvar) 15. 37 - 40 Tanakh, Torah] 

The Prayer Shawl (Hebrew: Tallith) is still worn today by observant Jewish males and the Fringes (Hebrew: "Tsitzith" — translated "wings, tassels, hem") are still on the corners, as commanded by the MOST HOLY ONE. Being both, an obedient dedicated Jew and under the Law, MESSIAH YESHUA wore this apparel as well. 

YESHUA ha'MASHIACH fulfilled prophesy even in the wearing of this garment. "But for you who revere MY NAME the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Victory) shall rise to bring healing in HIS wings (referring to the tassels of HIS garment)." [Malachi (Malakhi) 4. 2 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Our GREAT HIGH PRIEST, the LORD JESUS, laid aside HIS "glory garments" and became THE PERFECT MAN. 

Now we can understand more clearly the scene where MESSIAH YESHUA and HIS disciples are going to the home of Jairus, after he pleaded for YESHUA to "come lay HIS hand on her (Jairus' daughter) that she may be healed and live." [Mark 5. 21 - 24] As the BELOVED SAVIOR was nearing, "suddenly a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem (fringe) of His garment. She said to herself — If only I may touch HIS garment, I shall be made well. — But JESUS turned around, and when HE saw her HE said — Be of good cheer daughter, your faith has made you well. — The woman was made well from that hour." [Matthew 9. 20 - 22] 

It is again recorded that when the LORD JESUS went to the town of Gennesaret , all the sick who were brought to HIM "were made perfectly well when they touched the hem (fringe) of HIS garment." [Matthew 14. 34 - 36] 

"When I passed by you again I saw that your time for love had arrived. So I spread MY wing over you (an act symbolizing espousal/provider) and covered your nakedness, and I entered into a covenant with you by oath — declares the LORD GOD; thus you became MINE." [Ezekiel (Yehezke-El) 16. 8 Tanakh, Nevi'im; also Ruth/Roos 3. 9 — where Boaz takes Ruth under his wing as her near kinsman.] 

The fringes (tsitzith/wings) are attached to the "prayer shawl" to symbolize the commandments of MOST HOLY GOD. In the wearing these fringes the Israelites are reminded continually of GOD'S Law that they might obey HIS voice and observe HIS statutes...thus receiving HIS wondrous blessings and be established as HIS holy people. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
MOST HOLY ONE, YOU are blessed beyond all hymns, praises & consolations that may be uttered in this world. May peace abundant descend from heaven with life for us and to all Israel , Amen 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
The 50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. 

TESTING FOR GOLD 
"The SPIRIT immediately drove HIM (YESHUA) out into the wilderness. And HE was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and HE was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to HIM." [Mark 1. 12 - 13] 

This forty day testing of YESHUA came immediately after THE VOICE from Heaven was heard proclaiming HIM to be the SON OF GOD. There in the wilderness the BELOVED SAVIOR fasted for forty long days and nights, continually being urged by Satan to use HIS DIVINE power to meet HIS OWN needs and exalt HIS OWN position. 

This constant temptation did not end with the forty days. The MESSIAH "was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." [Hebrews 4. 15] The Holy One of Israel was fully human, but never yielded to sin in any degree. HE "who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in HIS mouth" [1 Peter 2. 22]; HE "knew no sin" [2 Corinthians 5. 21]; and "in HIM there is no sin." [1 John 3. 5-a] 

You may inquire, But what if HE had sinned? The answer is straightforward. . . then we would not have had a SAVIOR and we would be separated forever from the RIGHTEOUS & HOLY GOD. Our ABSOLUTELY PERFECT & LOVING KINSMAN REDEEMER remained "without blemish and without spot" [1 Peter 1. 19] throughout HIS life, and for that reason is able to "take away our sins" [1 John 3. 5-b] by HIS substitutionary death and resurrection. 

In resisting temptation, MESSIAH YESHUA acted in HIS human strength, depending on the ALMIGHTY GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT, just as we must do to overcome our tests in this world. At the same time, the SON OF MAN was still the SON OF GOD, and "GOD cannot be tempted by evil, nor does HE HIMSELF tempt anyone." [James 1. 13] YESHUA and HIS HEAVENLY FATHER knew that HE would never sin. The testing was really for our benefit so that all of us can know of a certainty that MESSIAH, our SAVIOR is forever sinless and we can be confident that HE alone is our BELOVED PERFECT REDEEMER. 

Our sufferings will never match the sufferings which HE endured, the Loving Savior paid the debt HE did not owe that we might become the children of the MOST HIGH. However, our testings are to test us to bring us into the likeness of our ALL-TOGETHER LOVELY ONE and we should come out as pure gold. Just as our LORD declared…that HE will purify, make white, and refine many "through the fire, will refine (us) as silver is refined, and test (us) as gold is tested." [Zechariah/Zecharyah 13. 9; also see Daniel/Danyel 12. 10] The LORD will perfect us and our fruits will be rich in humility, contentment, self-control, alacrity (enthusiasm, eagerness) magnanimity (generosity, fairness) faithful and true. 

Therefore, our prayer for you always is that "our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power that the NAME of our LORD JESUS CHRIST may be glorified in you, and you in HIM, according to the grace of our GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST." [2 Thessalonians 1. 11 - 12] What a marvelous hope we have, to be forever with our WONDERFUL LORD & KING some glorious day, and that day is coming soon. 


Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Welcome Sabbath — Queen of the week! May it be YOUR will, O LORD, that this day bring us a life of peace, a life of goodness, a life of blessing, a life of health, and a life of prosperity. 
We thank YOU, Great & MIGHTY GOD for by YOUR mercies and grace we were taught the sanctity of the weekly day of rest, Sabbath is the sign of the tie that binds us to YOU. Keep us ever grateful and grant us YOUR perfect rest. Amen! May your Sabbath have the flavor of Paradise ! 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Reality is only a memory ahead of its time. 

UNSTABLE FOUNDATIONS 
"For the LORD will exonerate HIS people, have compassion on and take revenge for HIS servants, when HE sees that their power is gone, and neither bond nor free is left." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 32. 36 Tanakh, Torah] 

"The Law is powerless, decisions fail and justice never emerges; for wicked villains surround the righteous men — therefore perverse, deformed judgment proceeds." [Habakkuk 1. 4 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Today, at this very moment in time, these portions of HOLY SCRIPTURE are happening now and being fulfilled daily. 

Most people, Jew and Gentile, are blinded walking about in intense darkness. "They do not know the thoughts or designs of the LORD, they do not discern or understand HIS counsel or intent; HE has gathered them like cut grain to the threshing floor." [Micah (Michah) 4. 12 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

Evil thinking and wicked life-styles thrive and flourish when those in authority are making decisions and passing laws to our devastation bringing total destruction. "All the foundations of the earth are unstable" [Psalms/Tehillym 82. 5] for the HOLY ETERNAL ONE will shake the foundations of the earth in the wrath of HIS judgment. The Hebrew word for foundation is "mowcad" portrayed as the footing, base, groundwork or cornerstone. 

"When the power of the holy people has come to an end, then all these things shall be fulfilled." [Daniel (Danyel) 12. 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] The Jewish teachers of the Law say it this way — "When the power of the holy people is completely shattered...then MESSIAH will come." This also is truth, "I will shake the heavens, and the earth will leap out of its place, at the fury of the LORD OF HOSTS on the day of HIS fierce burning wrath." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 13. 13 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Because of the extreme wickedness of all the nations, "the sun and the moon are darkened, and stars withdraw their brightness. The LORD will roar from Zion and shout aloud from Jerusalem , so that heaven and earth tremble. But the LORD will be a SHELTER to HIS people, a REFUGE to the children of Israel ." [Joel (Yoel) 3. 15 - 16 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

Furthermore, the POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN & EARTH says — "In just a little while longer I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and dry land; I will shake all the nations. And the PRECIOUS DESIRE of all nations shall come, and I will fill this Temple with glory, said the LORD OF HOSTS." [Haggai (Chagai) 2. 6 - 7 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

"See that you do not refuse HIM WHO speaks, for if they did not escape who refused HIM WHO spoke on earth. Much more shall we not escape if we turn away from HIM WHO speaks from heaven, WHOSE VOICE then shook the earth; but now HE has promised, saying — Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven." [Hebrews 12. 25 - 26] 

The LORD GOD only requires you to ask HIM into your life and seek the REDEEMER OF ISRAEL, "So I say to you, Ask! and it will be given to you; Seek! and you will find; Knock! and it will be opened to you." [Luke 11. 9] Then, HE will exalt and glorify you. "Seek the LORD while HE can be found, call to HIM while HE is near. Let the wicked give up his ways, the sinful man his plans; let them turn back to the LORD, and HE will have mercy and pardon him; for our GOD freely forgives." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 55. 6 - 7 Tanakh, Nevi'im] Wonderful! Wonderful! is our LOVING, FAITHFUL, REDEEMING LORD GOD & SAVIOR! 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
We bid farewell to Sabbath by sing the song in the Havdallah ritual that exclaims, “the Prophet Elijah, the Tishbite from Gilead , may he come to us soon with the SON OF DAVID, the MESSIAH” — the GREATER ONE that we fix our gaze on. We also pray that GOD, WHO separates the holy from the secular, forgive our sins, guide our life and open our mouth to declare HIS praises continually. 
May the ALL-PRESENT ONE fill our upcoming week with HIS DIVINE PRESENCE that HE may be glorified; and may some of the sweetness of Sabbath be present throughout your week days. “Tov Shavua — have a good week!” 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
If you don't have words, share what you have, share the silence. 

MAGNIFIED MERCY 
"Oh no, my lord! Your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot flee to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die." [Genesis (Bereshith) 19. 19 Tanakh, Torah] 

This audacious and impudent plea of Lot, son of Haran (Abraham's brother), to the angels who had spared his life when they called down fire from heaven to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah , contains the first reference in HOLY SCRIPTURE to the mercy (Hebrew: checed) of GOD ALMIGHTY. Though Lot was a righteous man, he had a selfish, unregenerate attitude. Nevertheless, the MOST HIGH GOD not only showed HIS grace in dealings with Lot , but even magnified HIS mercy, love and great kindness to him. 

This first mentioning of mercy therefore lays the foundation for the ruling theme of the doctrine of CREATOR GOD'S checed throughout the WRITTEN WORD. The mercy of our LOVING GOD can only be properly described as being exceptionally excellent, and this fact is repeatedly confirmed throughout HOLY SCRIPTURE. 

David said — "The LORD'S steadfast checed (mercy) is from everlasting to everlasting, for all eternity toward those who fear HIM, and HIS beneficence (Hebrew: tsedaqah – righteous, justice, charity) is for the children's children of those who keep HIS covenant and remember to observe HIS precepts." [Psalms (Tehillym) 103. 17 - 18 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is HIS mercy toward those who fear Him." [Psalms (Tehillym) 103. 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] The mercy of our LOVING LORD GOD is unlimited, measureless, eternal and infinite; and HIS compassion never fails. Nothing could ever be more marvelously magnificent than this! 

The Apostle Paul said of the HOLY ONE, HE is "rich in mercy, because of HIS great love with which HE loved us." [Ephesians 2. 4] Peter even spoke of "His abundant mercy has begotten us again into a lively hope through the resurrection of MESSIAH YESHUA from the dead." [1 Peter 1. 3] 

It is only "according to HIS great mercy HE saved us not by works of righteousness which we have done." [Titus 3. 5] We can say as King David did, "Only goodness, mercy and steadfast love will pursue me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the HOUSE OF THE LORD forever." [Psalms (Tehillym) 23. 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim] How very grateful we should be to the ETERNAL, GREAT & MIGHTY GOD for HIS everlasting mercy! 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Encourage one another. . . and all the more, as you see the day of MESSIAH'S return drawing near. Grace be with you all. Amen 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Despair happens when one’s faith is put in an unworthy object. Confidence is found in GOD’S mercy — YESHUA’S death, HIS precious blood applied to our life, HIS promise to riches more precious then gold, the changing work of the HOLY SPIRIT, and your faith growing and proved. 

WITNESSES REQUIRED 
"A single witness may not rise against a man concerning any guilt or blame for any offense that may be committed; a case can be valid only on the testimony of two witnesses or more for a matter shall be established." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 19. 15 Tanakh, Torah] 

At least two reliable witnesses were required to convict a man of a crime in the Mosaic Law. MESSIAH YESHUA, however, was charged with blasphemy, for claiming to be the unique SON OF THE LIVING GOD — yet the witnesses brought forth could not even agree . "Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against JESUS to put HIM to death, but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward and said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the Temple of GOD and to build it in three days.'" [Matthew 26. 59 - 61] 

In contrast, the claims that YESHUA ha’MASHIACH made were true and verifiable. John the Baptizer, for instance witnessed and proclaimed — "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and HE remained upon HIM. I did not know HIM, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on HIM, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God." [John 1. 32 - 34] To bear witness was the very purpose for John’s being, for he "was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world." [John 1. 8] 

Also a second, and even more effectively persuasive witness "I have a greater witness than John's" — YESHUA said, "for the works which the Father has given ME to finish — the very works that I do — bear witness of ME, that the Father has sent ME. And the Father HIMSELF, WHO sent ME, has testified of ME. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom HE sent, HIM you do not believe." [John 5. 36 - 38] The Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews and a great teacher, avowed, "Rabbi, we know that YOU are a teacher come from GOD; for no one can do these signs that YOU do unless GOD is with him." [John 3. 2] 

Three different times from Heaven, ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF unmistakably confirmed, that YESHUA was HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON: 
The first time was at MESSIAH’S baptism: "a voice came from heaven, "YOU are MY beloved SON, in whom I am well pleased." [Mark 1. 11] 
The second was at the time of YESHUA’S transfiguration on the high mountain with Peter, James, & John: "A cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is MY beloved SON. Hear HIM!" [Mark 9. 7; also see 2 Peter 1. 16 - 17] 
And the third time was when CHRIST JESUS was telling of HIS death on the cross: "Now MY soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save ME from this hour,' But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying — "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to HIM." JESUS answered and said, "This voice did not come because of ME, but for your sake." [John 12. 27 – 30] 

The most important witness is the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD that is replete with the theme of the entire OLD & NEW COVENANTS. "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of ME." [John 5. 39] "All Scripture is given by inspiration of GOD" [2 Timothy 3. 16], and HE has "exalted Your word, Your name, above all." [Psalms (Tehillym) 138. 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

Indeed, the HOLY SCRIPTURES are our WRITTEN WITNESSES that continue to proclaim the LORD JESUS and in HIM alone there is salvation, hope, joy, peace, and eternal life. Find these treasures for yourself…Read and Believe. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
All goodness and truth are YOURS, YEHOWAH, O LORD, SOVEREIGN of the Universe. May no evil alienate us from YOU, nor error darken our vision of YOUR purposes. Help us to discern YOUR justice and to understand YOUR will. In adversity and in prosperity, let YOUR Law be a lamp to our feet to illumine our path. May we so labor in YOUR service that our lives become a hymn of praise to YOU. Amen 
The SPECIAL GIFT of a SON was given to you and me — HIS NAME is YESHUA, the greatly loved of the HEAVENLY FATHER. Such joy we have every day of our life because of HIM. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness makes goodness much more serviceable. 

SONS BY FAITH 
"The LORD said to Abram — Go forth from your native land and from your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you shall be a blessing, a standard by which blessing is invoked. I will bless those who bless you and curse him who curses you; and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you." [Genesis (Bereshith) 12. 1 - 3 Tanakh, Torah] 

As far as we know, all people were Gentiles (Hebrew: goy/goyim) until the days of Abraham, but with Abraham the Hebrew race began. These descendants of Abraham (thru Isaac) developed into 12 tribes called Israelites, named after Abram's grandson, Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel). {In Judaism there is a custom called "Shinnuy ha'Shem (change of name)" also see Genesis/Bereshith 32. 28} One of Jacob's (Israel) sons was called Judah, who was the first Jew. [However, Israel is often referred to as Judah or Jew in SCRIPTURE — Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin which tribe is classed with the Jews, yet he says — "I am an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin." Romans 11.1] All who are not the natural descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob are called Gentiles, whatever their nationality may be. 

The word "goy" in the HEBREW SCRIPTURES is generally translated nation, heathen, gentile and literally means any nation including the nation of Israel ! In one particular instance Israel is called "Goy" by CREATOR GOD HIMSELF: When HE promised Abraham HE would make of him a great nation, the word used here for nation is goy! Today, however, the word goy (Gentile) has acquired the meaning referring to anybody who is not a Jew. 

GOD ALMIGHTY declares both Jews and Gentiles to be sinners. "ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD" [Romans 3. 23] — is one of the many statements concerning this fact. Therefore the Jew standing before the LORD OF GLORY is the same as any Gentile. He is just as "lost" as any Gentile who rejects the SAVIOR. GOD commands that all repent from their sins, be converted and turn to HIM. Jewish persons who are not religious as well as those who are following the practices of TALMUDIC Judaism today must be converted even as Gentiles must be converted who are observing religious activities but are not following the faith of the NEW COVENANT. "What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin." [Romans 3. 9] "As it is written — There is none righteous, no, not one...There is no fear of GOD before their eyes." [Romans 3. 10, 18] 

HOLY GOD OMNIPOTENT is calling out a people from among both Jews and Gentiles to be in the CONGREGATION OF THE LORD. When a Jew becomes a believer in MESSIAH YESHUA, he automatically enters into the NEW COVENANT relationship with GOD. Gentiles also find GOD through this NEW COVENANT and so the wall between Jew and Gentile is thereby removed. 

As before stated, a Jew is a lineal descendant of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. He does not cease to be a descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when he believes and accepts YESHUA as the JEWISH MESSIAH. He is still a Jew genealogically. This does not make him a Gentile, but instead he becomes a better Jew, a fulfilled, completed, GOD-fearing, GOD-honoring Jew. 

A Gentile is one who is not a descendant of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. He does not become a Jew by believing and accepting the JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, but enters into the NEW COVENANT with the Jewish believers and also becomes a better Gentile, a fulfilled, completed, GOD-fearing, GOD-honoring Gentile. 

The NEW COVENANT teaches that true CHRIST-like-ones (distinctive ones, pleasant, loving, good, easy to get along with, kindly, benevolent, excellent, gracious, generous, etc.) from both the Jewish and Gentile ranks, are the NEW COVENANT believers of Jeremiah 31:31-34. 

"Just as Abraham believed GOD, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that GOD would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the GOSPEL to Abraham beforehand, saying — In you all the nations shall be blessed. So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham." [Galatians 3. 6 - 9] 

Notice that the Galatians Gentiles never were called Jews; they were called "sons of Abraham." The truth in the forgoing SCRIPTURE verses is concerning the "Faith" of Abraham and all those who have that same faith are considered righteous along with him. {Abraham was before Moses so then did not observe the Mosaic Law to be righteous. The Covenant with Abraham [Genesis/Bereshith 12. 1 – 3] is to be distinguished from the OLD COVENANT with Israel. [Exodus/Shemot 19. 1–5] The ABRAHAMIC COVENANT is still valid and applicable today. The Law of Moses was added several hundred years later but it did not disannul the ABRAHAMIC COVENANT. The Mosaic Law was not invalidated with the Cross, and the ABRAHAMIC COVENANT is still in effect. [Galatians 3. 17]} 

Because Gentile believers are called the sons of Abraham by faith in SCRIPTURE, does not make them spiritual JEWS. Remember, not all the natural children of Abraham are Jews. Arabs are not classed as Jews, yet they are the natural descendants of Abraham! So it is in the CHRISTian realm. It is not enough to be a child of Abraham to make one a Jew! Gentiles who are of Abraham's "seed" are not made Jews by their faith but do become partakers in the blessings of the JEWISH COVENANTS. They become spiritual Gentiles and are called heirs according the promise — "And if you are CHRIST'S — then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." [Galatians 3. 29] 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
O KING, HELPER, SAVIOR & PROTECTOR, blessed are YOU , O LORD, the SHIELD of Abraham. We give thanks to YOU for our lives which are in YOUR hand, for our souls which are ever in YOUR keeping, for YOUR wondrous providence and for YOUR continuous goodness, which YOU bestow upon us day by day. Truly, YOUR mercies never fail and YOUR loving-kindness never ceases. Therefore do we forever put our trust in YOU. 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Every act of kindness that GOD performs for man should make one feel not proud, but more humble and unworthy. 

WELL WITH MY SOUL 
"Come and hear, all GOD-fearing men, as I declare what HE did for me; I call aloud with glorification on my tongue." [Psalms (Tehillym) 66. 16 - 17 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

HOLY SCRIPTURE clearly teaches that "the person who sins, only he shall die." [Ezekiel (Yehezke-El) 18. 4 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "All have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD." [Romans 3. 23] We are left then, with an insurmountable condition concerning our souls. "Look at my right hand and see — I have no friend; no man that would know me. There is nowhere I can flee, no one cares about me." [Psalms (Tehillym) 142. 4 Tanakh, Kethuvim] Our eternal soul is our single most valuable possession, "For what shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and looses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" [Mark 8. 36 - 37] 

"In GOD'S hand is every living soul and the breath of all mankind" [Job/Iyob 12. 10] and HE is the ONE WHO cares for our soul. "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, HE HIMSELF took part of the same; that through death HE might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil." [Hebrews 2. 14] "The redemption of their soul is precious, the price of life is too high; and so it ceases, forever. Shall HE live eternally and not see corruption of the grave?" [Psalms (Tehillym) 49. 8 - 9 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

The redemption of our soul cost "the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." [1 Peter 1. 19] The soul that disregarded and ignored the OLD COVENANT guidelines for the "Passover" — which portrays the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA'S perfect once-for-all atonement for the sins of the whole world, was "cut off." [Exodus/Shemot 12. 15] "But, we are not of them who draw back unto ruin of perdition; but of those who believe to the saving of the soul." [Hebrews 10. 39] "For we were like sheep going stray; but are now returned to the SHEPHERD and OVERSEER of our souls." [1 Peter 2. 25] 

The salvation of our soul is impossible with man, but with GOD OMNIPOTENT "all things are possible." Since I have been redeemed by the blood of my LORD & SAVIOR, I am more then confident that it is well with my soul. Therefore, my soul continues to exalt and bless the LORD GOD. 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
Give glory to our GOD, the ROCK of our salvation! HIS deeds are perfect; Yes, all HIS ways are just; a FAITHFUL GOD never false, true and upright is HE! 

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . . 
Staying alive is not the same thing as living with a purpose. 

READINESS, A COMMAND 
"Sanctify the LORD GOD in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in YESHUA, the PRINCE may be ashamed." [1 Peter 3. 15 - 16] 

Peter is urgently advising the pilgrims in the world of the importance of being prepared with answers for the increasingly growing hostility toward the only True Faith in MESSIAH. Opposition to CHRISTians requires an ability to defend the faith and conduct. Peter is encouraging believers to be ready to do so in an intelligent and gracious way. [1 Peter 3. 13 - 16] Three times he reminds us that we will suffer, but it should be for righteousness sake and not as a result of sinful behavior. [1 Peter 3. 17; 2. 20; 4. 15-16] 

The Apostle Paul’s testimony was of his confidence that, "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of JESUS CHRIST; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the GOSPEL, you all are partakers with me of grace." [Philippians 1. 6 - 7] Continuing by saying, "knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the GOSPEL" [Philippians 1. 17] stressing the vital importance of defending the GLORIOUS GOSPEL, affirming his determination to defend the GOSPEL, and reminding his fellow CHRISTian brothers that they also are participants in its defense. 

These facts are sufficient to show that the GOOD NEWS does need defending by those who embrace it. Defense or apologetics refers to a formal, carefully structured defense, speaking of a careful, scientific presentation of arguments defending the GOSPEL from its enemies. 

The SAVING GOSPEL of the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH encompasses HIS great works of creation, incarnation, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, and soon-coming Kingdom was under attack in Paul’s days, just as it is today. We urgently need to be prepared to give an effective defense wherever and whenever needed. 

Several passages in the OLD COVENANT encourage the believer to be standing up for righteousness: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning (best part) of knowledge." [Proverbs (Mishle) 1. 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "The heart of the righteous studies (Hebrew: hagah — rehears, ponder, meditate, mourn, mutter) to answer." [Proverbs (Mishle) 15. 28 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD." [Proverbs (Mishle) 16. 1 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

GOD does not want idle faith. We can never be close enough, HE wants us to draw nearer and totally trust and believe in HIM. As we do, our faith becomes stronger and our lives take on new purpose. We no longer only read about HIS wondrous deeds in HIS marvelous life and Word, but we experience them in our own as we continue to walk in Him. 

Readiness is a command, not an option. CHRIST-like-ones will suffer, but our faith should not waver counting it a privilege to share the knowledge and the suffering of our LORD and helping others to overcome their bitter and disquieted attitude, replacing it with dependency on and confidence in GOD MOST HIGH. When the MESSIAH, YESHUA THE CHIEF SHEPHERD & OVERSEER of believers appears, those who know HIM will be glorified. Thus, it behooves us to study and use CHRIST-ian evidences diligently in our witness. 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel ! 
We thank YOU, O GOD, for YOUR providence which keeps the spirit of truth, justice and peace alive in the hearts of men. We pray for YOU to instill us with holy zeal to work in the cause for which it was established. May we live in freedom everywhere and unite us to sing a new song of salvation and deliverance. Impart YOUR blessing, O GOD on our homes that they be a refuge for weary souls; and grant the blessing of liberty, justice and peace to all YOUR children now and in the hard and dark days to come. In YOU alone is found strength in trouble, light in darkness, and hope in adversity. Amen! 

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