I LUZ You and Almonds


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Have you ever pondered how all the graves will open? Not when but how. . . Will we come up out of the sea—the earth—an urn? Even the people who have been eaten by sharks? Yes, and how many of you have heard of the Luz bone, a bone that CANNOT be crushed or burned or destroyed? Could this bone have something to do with Ezekiel? “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’ “Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. ‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.’” Ezekiel 37:1-6 NASB.

 

First things first—a little tent with a pretty big message. Please! If you are ADD read the whole blog for the whole meal. I think you will be pretty blown away by how intricate the details are in our Creators handiwork.

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The color blue is my husband’s favorite color and it’s also the color of his truck and most of his clothing. He is a University of Kentucky fan, blue and blue—I mean through and through. As I was thinking about how to go about describing a color so blue that it turns green in the sunlight and then bluer than a violet purple mixed with sea water, I lost the ability to describe such splendor. This dye was created by an animal that went extinct thousands of years ago.

According to the Talmud, the dye of Tekhelet (a shade of blue) was produced from a marine creature known as the illazon (also spelled Chilazon).

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A one of a kind color. However, about twenty years ago Israeli divers discovered this same mollusk in the Red Sea. The blue dye is made by extracting a thick liquid from a gland in the mollusk to produce the blue brilliant dye. Why would such a color be important? Everything HaShem does is intricate and has a deeper meaning behind it. This dye was used for the priestly garments–the temple tapestry and the tallit (Prayer shawl).

 

HaShem gives special instructions about a prayer shawl and four corners with tassels called Tzitzit. I started meditating on these four corners and the earth. I’m not an earth expert but I do have some friends who have studied this extensively so perhaps they can add?

“The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying,  “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.” Numbers 15:38-39 NASB.

A cord of heavenly sapphire blue—blue—blue— the color of Yahweh’s Glory.

 

“And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.” Exodus 24:10 KJV.

 

After HaShem instructs them He tells them why they need these tassels. The tassels have been translated by the King James Version as “fringes,” however, they are called Tzitzit, also called tzitziyot. `

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“It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord (Adonai,) so as to do them and not ­­­­­-­­follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.”  Numbers 15:39-40.

 

 

 

This word Tzitzit means BLOSSOM. It’s like the rod of Aaron that budded and bloomed. These blossoms will bring forth fruit. How? When we keep the Commandments we bear fruit. When we honor His Torah by not just knowing it but doing it we bear much fruit. Here is a picture of a beautiful almond tree blossom.

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Most of Christendom is familiar with Ten Commandments, but there are 613 wrapped up in The Ten. When your pastor quotes, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, he or she is quoting the Torah. He or she is talking about the Menorah and the seven spirits of God and His Holy Commandments; His Torah instructions to live a blessed life—blooming trees.

 

The first place we read about the wings of these prayer shawls is after the Father saves His people from Egypt. “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself.” Exodus 19:4.

The Rabbis teach that each arrangement of tassels should be seven white threads and one blue thread. For more information on the significance of the meaning behind the Hebrew numbers 7 & 8 here is a link to Grace in Torah where you can also find some pretty amazing teachings.

This shawl is used at all major events from circumcision to weddings and yes, even the dead are wrapped up in this garment. Death is something we see Yeshua triumphing over. Yes, death and the grave could not hold our Messiah! Let’s see how the Olive tree buries their dead since we were engrafted into it.

After a person dies, the eyes are closed, the body is laid on the floor and covered, and candles are lit next to the body. The body is never left alone until after burial, as a sign of respect. The people who sit with the dead body are called shomerim, from the root Shin-Mem-Reish, meaning “guards” or “keepers. — In preparation for the burial, the body is thoroughly cleaned and wrapped in a simple, plain linen shroud. The Sages decreed that both the dress of the body and the coffin should be simple, so that a poor person would not receive less honor in death than a rich person. The body is wrapped in a tallit with its tzitzit rendered invalid.Jewfaq.org

Can you imagine your body being wrapped in the Word of Yahweh? Can you imagine all of the Fathers commandments and instructions for a blessed LIFE covering your DEAD body? That dead body will come up out of the grave because Jesus—Yeshua our First Fruits came forth out of the grave wrapped in the same type of linen shroud and more than likely wrapped in his tallit.

This Tallit is two words, tal meaning tent and lit meaning little. “A little tent” that is like a canopy of protection hidden under His Torah–His commandments. When the shawl is pulled up over the head it makes a prayer room. Psalms 91 talks about this canopy under the wings of Adonai. “He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” 91:4.

When the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus garments she actually touched the Word of Yahweh. These shawls were what a Rabbi such as Yeshua would have worn, not some red Roman robe we see him often pictured as wearing. Many people touched this and were healed. Let’s look at scripture for certainty.

“Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe (Tzitzit) of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.” Mark 6:56.

Scriptures concerning these four wings also discuss a time of the latter days and I believe have much revelation to behold.

 

“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun (Servant) of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 4:1-2.

 

Yeshua is talking about the times coming in the latter days and he says after the tribulation we will see the sign of him—let’s look at that verse. “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Matthew 24:30-31.

“After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back its four winds so that no wind would blow on land or sea or on any tree.” Revelation 7:1.

So as I was meditating on the four corners of the earth and visualizing this mighty wind sweeping people up like a Hollywood production of tornado or Aliens, I decided it wouldn’t be like that at all. Didn’t the Son come to a carpenter from a rough place called Nazareth (Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?)  And weren’t his parents so ordinary no one would make room for the delivery of the chosen one? Didn’t he ride on a humble donkey? Yes, but we have all these motion pictures and left behind series that have altered our thinking.

“According to the Zohar—an early Kabbalistic text—the resurrection will take place forty years after the arrival of Moshiach (Messiah). However, certain righteous individuals will arise with the coming of Moshiach (Messiah). All the dead will be resurrected in the Land of Israel.”

Notice the number 40 and all it entails.

So let’s get back to this death and this body rolled up in a little tent—the wings of Yahweh and His mighty Torah protecting even our bones.

According to Aish.com, Jewish tradition records that with burial, a single bone in the back of the neck never decays. It is from this bone – the luz bonethat the human body will be rebuilt in the future Messianic era when the souls of the departed will be reunited with their bodies.”

Yes! A BONE CALL THE LUZ.

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I’m doing a snoopy dance right now!

YES! The Rabbi’s claim there is a bone in our brains that never disintegrates. They say it cannot be burned, crushed, or broken. But this gets deeper! Remember the Tzitzit? Those fringes that hung down that were braided and were referred to as almond buds or blossoms? Well, something else has the same meaning.

The word LUZ in Hebrew means nut or almond! So our brain even blossoms with the mind of Jesus Christ our Yeshua Messiah.

The luz and the tallit with its Tzitzit represent an almond seed- a blossom—blooming and producing fruit and yes, rising up out of the earth! It is believed by the Rabbi’s that this bone is strengthened and gains sustenance from a meal eaten called the Melave Malka. What is this strange word about?

“ Melaveh Malkah is the name of a meal that, as per halakha, is customarily held by Jews after their Sabbath, in other words, on Saturday evening. The intent of the meal is to figuratively escort the “Sabbath Queen” on her way out via singing and eating, as one would escort a monarch upon his departure from a city. This meal is alternatively called “the fourth meal.”

 

We must get back to His Holy Days and Feast. It was never Sunday.

 

And he said to them “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mark 14:24-26)

This is new beginnings with the Messiah and the 8th day and the fullness of our new Kingdom filled with awe and glory unspeakable and unattainable in thought. More joy than one has ever felt. I can’t wait!

I LUZ my Yeshua Jesus the One who died so we might have LIFE!

Sources:

The mystical bone of resurrection, Shapiro R., 1987, Department of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, accessed 5 April 2014

 

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/abs/10.1148%2Fradiology.163.3.718#comments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaveh_Malkah

 

http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48936292.html

Pictures : talentshare.org

Leah the Wild Cow


Leah the Wild Cow

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A friend of mine sent me an interesting podcast the other day about Rachel, the wife of Jacob. She was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She said, “I keep seeing Rachel everywhere!” When she said it, I thought that’s funny because “I keep seeing Leah.”
Oh, Leah, you break my heart . . .  What can women learn from you and your eyes that cried a million tears?
Our backdrop starts in Genesis where we learn that Jacob, the patriarch later named Israel has just fled from his brother Esau who is looking to kill him. Why is he on the run? Jacob, with the help of his mother, takes the savory game she has cooked and pretends to be the first born (Esau) in order to get the blessing. He’d already stolen his birthright. He deceives both his brother and his father Isaac. Let’s look at that real quick.
” Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”
After Isaac blesses Jacob with beautiful words –mighty and true, Esau arrives with his game he has cooked and he tells his father he is there and to please bless him, but Isaac says, “What?” Who did I just bless? Your brother has deceived you.
“When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me—me also, O my father!” BLESS ME!
Have you ever had your blessing taken away? Right before your eyes–? By someone close to you? Yes, it’s a horrible feeling, but this story is about Leah. . . Rachel.
Leah was not the wife Jacob wanted— Rachel was the sexy dark-eyed beauty Jacob had his heart set on, but Laban tricks Jacob and gives him Leah- his first born, on his wedding night. Do you see the swap? Jacob the trickster has just been tricked. Jacob who dressed up as Esau has now met the oldest daughter dressed up as the youngest.
Imagine being so in love with a woman you agree to work seven years for her hand in marriage. Seven is the number of completion, but for Jacob, his dowry is now doubled to fourteen. There’s a message there but I’m going a different route. Imagine being Jacob for a moment. Young—handsome—on the run from your brother with his stolen birthright and blessing. Got an image? He runs and kisses Rachel at first sight. Her father agrees to the terms. And then comes the great wedding day. Ah, who is under the veil? Who is hidden from sight and unrecognizable? Again, there is a message there, but I am taking a left turn for a bit. Can you ponder what it was like when Jacob’s fingertips ran down her smooth back and kissed the nape of her neck? He became passionately one with his new bride whispering sweet tender words into her ear, but then woke up as deceived as his brother had been when he said Father don’t you have a blessing for me? BLESS ME—ME ALSO MY FATHER!
In the morning light Jacob arose only to find not Rachel the pretty little ewe lamb but Leah her tender eyed sister. Wild cow. Yes, that’s what Leah’s name means, that and weary, grief, and offense. Sorrow. One old legend explains that Rachel understood that her father had given Jacob her sister first and that she humbly helped her prepare her dress and become his bride knowing that she would be second. That is heartbreaking too.
However, Rashi tells us that there is an old rabbinic tale that explains Leah’s eyes and how they became weak or tender.
“According to this story, Leah was destined to marry Jacob’s older twin brother, Esau. In the Rabbinic mind, the two brothers are polar opposites; Jacob being a God-fearing scholar and Esau being a hunter who also indulges in murder, idolatry, and adultery. But people were saying, “Laban has two daughters and his sister, Rebekah, has two sons. The older daughter (Leah) will marry the older son (Esau), and the younger daughter (Rachel) will marry the younger son (Jacob).”[5] Hearing this, Leah spent most of her time weeping and praying to God to change her destined mate. Thus the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does.”
There is no greater sadness on the earth than a woman unloved by her lover.  Leah knew he would never love her like he did her sister. He wants her beautiful sister whose name means ewe—a lamb.
Instead of the “Bless me mantra” Leah’s words sound more like this—“Love me” Please love me. I know you have some love left inside your soul to wring out for me. A crumb my lad? Please do not let my fruitful womb go unnoticed! “
Can you hear the weak-eyed Leah crying?
When you go unnoticed for something you are good at it’s a miserable feeling. In the midst of Leah’s sadness, weakness and weariness grows a strong woman whose name is that of a wild ox-strong and mighty.  One day he’ll see what a beautiful woman his wife Leah is and he will ask to be buried with her. Rachel will die in childbirth to Benjamin on the way and she will be buried between Bethel and Ephrat. Rachel weeps for her children, not just the Joseph tribes (Ephrain and Manasseh) but Benjamin and the entire House of Israel and Judah who were taken to Babylon. Can you hear her voice coming from the cave? Crying out for her children to become one? I can. The Father tells her to restrain from weeping that her voice will be heard. WOMEN ARISE!
But I am getting ahead of myself.

“Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Leah conceived and bore a son and named him [Reuben, for she said, “Because the LORD has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.”  Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Because the LORD has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon. She conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now this time my husband will become attached to me because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore he was named Levi. 35 And she conceived again and bore a son and said, “This time I will praise the LORD.”
Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing. “Genesis 29:31-35.
Ah, Judah—The scepter will not depart from you! Jesus Yeshua the lion from the tribe of Judah will be praised. Leah finally reaches the point where she says forget about Jacob, my Father Adonai Elohim loves me! To every broken woman reading this know that He hears you and He loves you more than you can think or imagine. One day Leah and Rachel will be one bride. Unity is what we pray for.
I got pregnant at the age of 17 with my firstborn. We named him William. The name William means a determined protector—a strong helmet and he did become that for me and his brothers.  An old soul. After two years, many rough roads and multiple eviction notices I became pregnant with my second son and I just knew that with two sons and more responsibility, things would be different. Surely he would love me now and provide for his sons— — stop gambling—become grounded. My mother named this second son after both his grandpa’s “Robert,” but not much changed. The name Robert means bright- shining—famed one, and he is bright and filled with light. After seven years of crying and praying I gave up and went out to sow my wild oats, but we ended up back together due to his salvation journey and a new start.  He looked like Jesus and he wanted to go to church—read the bible and pray, but by this time I looked like death and the thing I had cried out for seemed like a curse.  I no longer loved him. My heavenly Father named my third son Samuel (Yahweh hears). Yahweh does hear, however, we don’t always remain faithful or obedient. I prayed for my husband to change but by the time he did I had too.  I went to church with him and tried to renew my vows, both of them. Soon he slipped back into his old habits and I wasn’t perfect either–everything looked like it did before. I stayed seven more years. Divorce breaks childrens hearts. Men and women take it from me, a woman who has made mistakes- raise them up in the ways of the Lord Adonai and His instructions.
After Samuels birth, I asked the doctors to tie—burn—cut and destroy my tubes because I did not want to bring any more life into the earth that would not be cared for. I knew this was not what the Father wanted but I disobeyed. The doctors tried to convince me not to do this because I was so young (23). The day after Samuel was born they took me back for surgery and after it was over the doctors told me they never had a case like mine that was so hard to do. They said you’ll be bruised. We had to really work to get them tied. My entire stomach turned black and blue. How many beautiful sons would He have given me? A troop possibly. My grandmother had 12. If I could go back and talk to my younger self oh the things I would say.
I’d surely try and be more like Leah, Rachel, and more like Ruth the woman I am named after.
Yah does hear and He opens Rachel womb and gives her Joseph. He is doubly FRUITFUL! Doubly BLESSED!
After the birth of Joseph, something happens to Leah that has always bothered me. I honestly can relate to this part of the story in a weary way. I know it has a greater meaning about the order of spiritual things but it still grieves me.
The moment has finally happened—Jacob, the one who was called a deceiver—the one who wrongfully seizes and usurps his way to blessings–Yes, this Jacob has wrestled with an angel of God and received a hip out of socket, a new name (Israel) and is prepared to meet his brother Esau. The one who wished to hunt him down and take his life is headed in his direction. Jacob has fear. Now, something happens that moves me to tears.
Jacob lines up his jewels—his wealth—his possessions—the things he cherishes and he has them in an order of what he deems they are worth. He places the ones he loves the most in the back for protection. Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two female servants.  He put the female servants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.  He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.”
As Leah walked with her young sons around her she still knew that her younger sister was treasured above her and the young child Joseph was safely tucked in the back with his mother–the little lamb. I have been there. Perhaps you are a woman whose husband has always placed something ahead of you and I’m not talking about Yahweh. Perhaps it’s his job—the children—money—sports—his ex—his desires. What would a woman like Leah do?
She gave up asking for his full love on the 4th try and said I’ll Praise my Lord Adonai. Her sons were blessings from Abba, my sons are too, and one day they will be mighty on the earth and the Torah of Adonai will be upon their lips and in their hearts. Yes, I am calling things that are not as though they are.

The other day this same friend who was talking about Rachel interpreted a dream for me about a little doe I saw coming through a gate and another about a male deer. She reminded me that the scriptures describe the tribe Naphtali as a deer on their banner. Ah, the handmaidens have given birth too! and their sons are also part of the 12-13. Could I be from the tribe of Naphtali? Oh, what a wondrous thought. Rachel had a handmaiden named Bilhah. According to Abarim publication, her name means timid, foolish.
The adjective בלה (baleh), meaning worn out (Ezekiel 23:43, Joshua 9:4).
The masculine noun בלוא (belo), meaning worn out things, rags. This word occurs three times in the Bible; all three times in Jeremiah 38:11-12.
The feminine noun תבלית (tablit), meaning destruction (Isaiah 10:25 only).” I have been all of those things and more! Jacob’s oldest son sleeps with Bilhah and loses his birthright and the blessing. Bilhah has a colorful background and her words describe someone I used to be. I am so thankful that my Father, My Abba Daddy, way back in that book some of you call old said, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18.
This woman named Bilhah gives birth to Dan the judge and also Naphtali.
“Naphtali is a doe let loose, He gives beautiful words.” Genesis 49:21.
Words are my favorite thing. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Each letter was carefully crafted by the FINGER of YAH.
Naphtali also means to wrestle. Jacob wrestled all night with an angel and would not let go until he was blessed. Ah, this reminds me of both women and myself. What are you wrestling with?
My husband came into the room the other night and said he wanted to pray for me. I had been studying for hours about the red heifer and its significance to our Yeshua and this Lamb that was also perfectly slain for you and I. How wonderful that these women, the ewe and heifer gave birth to the twelve.  How magnificent our Bibles are if we would just eat them—savory bites of goodness. My Husband opened his mouth and said, “Father bless my wife and may her words fall like dew. May she hear in her ear all you want to show her about this tabernacle and Yeshua. May her pen be mighty. May she write every beautiful word that you have placed into her heart onto the pages for your glory and may you bless her books and her desire to know all about you.”
Tears.
My wrestling has ended with a blessing.
Can you hear Esau’s words—bless me too father. And he will. Love me too Leah cries and is answered. Rachel weeps for her children and he hears. “Retrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears for your work will be REWARDED.” Jeremiah 31:16.
So to all you weary Leah’s out there wrestling with your younger sister, remember you are a wild ox- strong like the red heifer. To all you Rachel’s out there you are a tender ewe, beautiful and powerful too. And to Bilhah, the one whose name means timid—worn out—rags—useless—you will give birth and your sons too will be mighty. Their words are beautiful. And how can we not mention ZILPAH!  Jacob slept with Leah’s handmaid and had Gad and Asher. According to Abarim publication, “ The name Zilpah comes from the verb זלף (zalaph). Its meaning is to drip, drop, sprinkle, pour.” POUR!
He said that in the last days He would pour out His Spirit- His Holy Ruach HaKodesh on His HANDMAIDENS and He is and I see it and they will start out as a drip—a drop—a sprinkle and then POUR! My Father My Abba Daddy has not forgotten His girls.
We praise you Yahweh for making us ONE. For bringing us together in unity—sweet unity.

 

http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Zilpah.html#.WIl25YWcFlE

 

 

 

  1. Jump up ^ “What’s in A Name,” Vayetzei (Genesis 28:10-32:3) at aish.com

 

 

Old Love versus New Love


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Let’s travel back to a time in your younger years when you “fell” in love–the love bug bit ya! Do you remember buying perfume and fixing your hair just right? Being nervous and talking too much? You are shy and awkward but at the same time very curious. Many times with new couples there is a meet and greet period where each person is interrogated. HA! Where are you from? What do you do for a living? How many siblings do you have? What order is your birth in the family? What do your parents do for a living? On and on it goes like a pinball in a pinball machine bouncing off the walls. Yes, this young love comes with sweaty palms and nervous hugs that are more like pats on the back and then the moment arrives when a first grasp of the others hand leads to a cherished kiss. This kiss might be compared to fireworks at a 4th of July celebration or chills going down the spine. You get home and replay evenings and words that were shared—looks—moments—and ultimately a fire burns for the person. You are on your best behavior around them.
I am talking about a young lover looking for a bride or a groom.

Now I want you to compare this journey to your relationship with Messiah Jesus/Yeshua and our Abba Father. Have you ever met a young believer? They are so excited. Their face shines with the oil of gladness. They want to know everything about this new Spirit and breath of Yahweh and His Son Yeshua-Jesus. They are running from building to building and prayer group to Bible study.  Many purchase  colored markers for certain passages–a shiny cross–several different translations. They are reading the Bible with breakneck speed.  Gulping food down and finding a meeting to attend every night. They have to pray over everything. Young love. Jesus/ Yeshua told one church in Revelations that they had lost their first love, but I want to talk about an old love. A seasoned love that has withstood many storms like an old oak tree.
Old lovers know each other in a way young lovers cannot identify. They’ve had their battles and fights and times of darkness. They may have lost a child or been through a chronic illness. They may have battled family or lost a home or business. They may have had a child with a huge disability or health condition. They’ve been to the wilderness. Each battle brought more strength and more holding the other person up when they felt they couldn’t stand or take one more hit. Old love. Steady—strong–secure.

Old lovers do not feel the need to talk excessively or dig for information continually. They don’t have to have every hair perfect or any hair at all, and they feel very comfortable holding hands and kissing. Fellowship. They know each place where the other has been wounded, hurt, or rejected. They can look at each other and know what a look signifies.  They can sit in the same room with no entertainment, television, music, or conversation and feel very secure that the other is just right next to them. They know what foods the other likes—what music—they can undress in all their saggy skin and feel safe. They know when the other is upset—distant—angry—aloof. If you try and separate them for any length of time it’s difficult.  Many times when a couple has been married for 50 years and one passes away, the other will not live long afterward. They are knit together as one. Old love is like old wine.

A wine that was over 3000-year-old was found a couple years ago. These jars were discovered in a palatial wine cellar in northern Israel in July 2013. What did this wine taste like? They said it was sweet—smooth–strong—bold—and medicinal. It was rich in herbs and honey– like a medicine. That’s what old wine taste like. That’s what old love taste like.
Have you ever met a couple that’s been together for years but instead of having a sweet aroma they barely know each other, or the battles left them bitter—distant—and full of vinegar. I compare it to a people who have been going to a church every Sunday or Saturday morning for decades. They come in and carry a book they barely read and sit for an hour. They clap their hands and stand and sing only to leave empty or lit up like those fireworks that fizzle out quickly. They are going through a motion, a ritual- emotionalism–calves lips. Yeshua quoted Isaiah and said the prophet was right when he said this . . . “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,” Isaiah 29:13 NASB.

What is rote? It is a “mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned.”

There are marriages where people have NOT been knit together. Their marriage isn’t like old wine but like grape punch—an artificial substitute. Their jobs, careers, hobbies, parents or children are at times placed above their spouse. The intimacy is but dead and they rarely come together. They live in separate quarters of the house and have nothing in common. When the family or kids come around they dress for rehearsal and attend the meal—the party—the service. They go through the motions–rote. Yeshua called some men white washed tombs. They looked amazing and glorious on the outside but he said they were dead—dead men’s bones.
Once this tired broken down arrangement of marriage becomes a routine usually idols are in place. Idols replace the other spouse. The idols appear fairer than their lover. They may even begin to cheat on their lover and certainly we can do this in many ways that don’t even involve another person.
Old love versus new love. There is a difference in old love and new love and especially an aged love that is like that ancient jug of wine with honey and herbs—a sweet smooth melody that warms the soul. Old lovers rarely call each other by their name but have pet names for their spouses—honey—baby—dear—darling—It’s the same with Yahweh. I love calling Him my Abba Father. Sometimes I do not even say His Name but my heart cries out. Deep calls to deep. OH FATHER I NEED YOU!
If I pick up the phone and call my husband and say “I need you!” I know that man would drop everything and come. How much more our Heavenly Father?

Now I am going to switch gears and let’s think about children. If you don’t have any children, you surely have parents that are here or passed on. A father and mother often worry about their children. We watch them growing and maturing and we think at times, __ so and so needs to work on their anger—their balance—their bitterness—they are insecure or they are full of themselves–if only they saw their gifts—they have a chip on their shoulder —they need to forgive that person–on and on we go looking and inspecting our seed. It starts early. Place the napkin in your lap son. Chew with your mouth shut. Stop yelling. Cross your legs in that dress daughter of mine or go change your clothes. Finish your homework. Turn that show off it’s not appropriate. Open the door for that lady with a cane. Take out the trash. Brush your teeth. On and on. It’s the same way with our heavenly Father. He looks down and with all the grace we have for our own children, He pours out more grace. The problem comes when certain things go south. Divorce—abandonment—malnutrition. Certain things keep showing their ugliness. If you had a son who was six years old who had no health issues and he started school and was still wearing diapers that would be quite messy. If you had a daughter who took a bottle to school and sucked on it during lunch, you might be a tad embarrassed. Tough love may come into play.
“If you endure discipline, Elohim is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline?” Hebrews 12:7 ISR.
If a parent has a child who has been outside playing hard all day and has dirt smeared on their face and mud caked under their fingernails and let’s say the parents are invited to a family meal with the grandparents, those parents are going to wash that child and clip its nails. Why? For the child’s sake? So the child doesn’t feel embarrassed? No, the child doesn’t care. Doesn’t even know that it’s inappropriate to come to dinner dirty. Matter a fact, the child wants to keep playing in the dirt and may scream or throw a fit when you place them in the bath.
“You have not bought Me sweet cane with silver, nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your slaughterings. You have only burdened Me with your sins, you have wearied Me with your crookednesses.
“I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and remember your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:24-25.  He said He did it for His OWN SAKE.
So let me wrap this up. He cleans us up. He forgives us, but that doesn’t mean we are finished. Relationship is what He wants. Just scrubbing a child–dressing them and sitting them aside without ever hugging them or telling them you’re proud of them would be robotic.

If you have been married for a long time and you can’t remember the last time you were excited about your spouse or deeply intimate, begin to woo your lover. Both your spouse and your Adonai. Gifts help—dates—dinners—cards—love notes—songs—and always place the Father at the forefront of your marriage. Hold hands. Kiss. Embrace each other. Turn off all the electric boxes and take the time to fully look into your lovers face—both your lovers.

Sources: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/11/21/246581682/ancient-wine-bar-giant-jugs-of-vino-unearthed-in-3-700-year-old-cellar

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/what-3-700-year-old-wine-tasted-like/281777/

I Hear the Rain


Here in Kentucky, we have many caves and even one named Mammoth Cave that is an attraction site. I’ve never lived in a cave in the natural but I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in fear of your life. I cannot imagine the sanitary conditions or the animals, bats, and types of creatures living in that type of habitation. In the book of 1st Kings we find a hundred prophets of Yah hiding in caves for their lives.

These prophets were being fed and given water by a man who worked for the king. Obadiah in Hebrew means slave of Yah (God) Oh what an amazing name! These men, were no doubt, often in prayer. There was a drought for three and a half years and then Elijah shows up on the scene and slaughters all the false prophets. This I believe is where we are at right now in the spirit. The prophets who have been in hiding during this season of drought are going to come forth. These men and women will not fear man. These prophets in these caves are not named. They have no status or big name television network—no mega church or #1 bestselling book, but they have been humbled and they have a voice.

Elijah told the people this: “How long are you going to jump back and forth between two positions? If ADONAI is God, follow him; but if it’s Ba‘al, follow him!” 1 Kings 18:21. The spirit of Baal has entered the churches but the Father is raising up men like Elijah and Moses to sound the alarm and release the people from bondage and a mixed up form of worship. The Christians and the Torah-obedient congregations are going to have to come together and become one. The Christians are going to have to come out of traditions of men and the Torah-obedient are going to have to work on adding to their truth– yes, adding love, and the Spirit behind the Torah. Obadiah was a man who was a slave to His Father. What does that mean? He was a servant and servants obey their Masters.

This cave dwelling does something—two things actually. It separates and prepares the prophet. After the prophets voices have been silenced for years in the caves, when they come forth their voices will be as TRUMPETS. They will blast and when they do men and women will have to choose between two opinions. Jeremiah Johnson said it like this, “People will hit the floor or they will hit the door.” This will be a testing and time of throwing off the world, the traditions of the world, and everything the world has to offer. This will be a time of sanctification. These prophets will not only sound the alarm but they will be as Daniel and Ezra, they will weep with the people over their own sins and the sins of the nation.

Now, I am going to wrap this up. Here is what I see. ““Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of (an abundance of RAIN) the ROAR of a heavy shower.” 1 Kings 18:41.

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Prophets & Pastors, Priests, and Kings


I feel like I finally have a release in my Spirit to use Obadiah’s Cave in the manner I have always envisioned it. This is not just a place for prophets or the prophetic but for the rejected and wounded. I’ll be posting on the journey and making of prophets and using scripture to explain the calling. If you don’t know who Obadiah was, he was a man who hid the prophets in caves and fed them bread and water during the reign of Ahab and wicked Jezebel. These corrupt rulers were slaughtering the prophets of Yahweh. Obadiah was raised up and given a position INSIDE the court of the king to help save the prophets. This is what needs to happen today. It’s time for the voice of the prophet to come forth out of the caves.
Are there prophets today? Yes. Are there false prophets today? Yes. Are there prophetic people who at times prophesy false words? Yes. 1st John 4:1 says many false prophets are in the world. “Matthew 24:24 says, “For false Christ’s and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Yes, we have both on the scene, but fear of having a false one come to an assembly has caused pastors to control the pulpit area in fear.
If someone gives you a prophetic word or you give someone a word and it doesn’t come to pass, does that make you or the person a false prophet or just a prophet who got it wrong?
“If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and needs not be feared.” Deut. 18:22.
Don’t be afraid, HaShem says. He is saying that the words came out of the man’s heart and that the man did not get the prophecy from Him. Labeling men and women with titles of condemnation or isolating them from the Body due to what we agree or disagree with is often the cause of division. Moses yelled “Heal her!” concerning his sister who had spoken against him. He still had love and compassion for her. I had some friend stop by one day and they mentioned a teacher and said, “I am through with him!” They proceeded to explain what he had taught and how when they heard it they were done! I said, “Well, I agree with him and let me show you why.” I began to open scripture after scripture to them and soon they too saw what was being taught. The problem comes with us not even taking the time to listen because we think we know more than another person.
I was at a church one night and the pastor there asked me if I had something to share. I began talking about the Body and my autoimmune disorders and how our bodies attack themselves. I explained how I had bad neurogenic bladder issues and at times would have to get up two or three times to go to the bathroom during a service, but the pastor thought I was leaving as a statement that I did not agree with his sermons. This was not the case. I was in so much pain and grimacing due to neurological issues associated with MS or Fibromyalgia. In fact, the pain level was so intense I didn’t even know what he was preaching on at times.  The problem is I looked fine. No one saw my sickness until I ended up in the hospital on I.V’ steroids. This is  an example of ways the adversary gets involved causing division. How does it happen? Pride is the number one factor.
Prophets and Pastors rarely get along. If you find two that can minister together they are rare,  mature, and have spent a great deal of time studying each other’s callings and gifts. There is honor in that place of worship. If you have a family member suffering with a disease and you have not taken the time to study it, those folks are probably not very important to you. If your child is diagnosed with a disease or a disability you’ll more than likely do the research. If your wife gets bone Cancer, you’ll more than likely look it up. The Body of Messiah Yeshua is sick. The whole head is sick. Those physically and spiritually sick need prayer.  I am talking about empathy in the Body, not pity or judging. Sometimes people are labeled as church wreckers. Most don’t realize when the prophet Moses showed up in Egypt things got worse not better and the people were angry. Not every wrecker is a Jezebel, sometimes they are sent from Yahweh.
There have been circumstances where I prophesied something and it looked like I was a false prophet. Let me explain. I prophesied over a woman at a church and told her she was going to have a daughter and that her daughter would have a special call on her life. The young lady, whose mother was involved in the church, went to the doctor with her daughter several weeks later and the young lady had an ultrasound and was told she had a boy in the oven, not a girl. This was very confusing for me. I pondered, meditated, asked the Father why and tried to repent for my flesh getting in the way. A few months later something happened and they had another doctor’s appointment and discovered after another scan that they were wrong and it was indeed a girl.
The second example is a couple I felt would get married. Instead, they did not and broke up. Later they got back together and I thought, okay, I did hear the Father but eventually they parted and started seeing other people. I was a bit upset about this word I had given and pondered it deeply. One night while on the computer I found a registry and a wedding date that had been set for this couple. They had not told anyone in our circle that they were engaged. Perhaps they did marry in secret or they may have become one in other ways. The problem with prophecy is it may not come forth for years. It may take ages before what you saw or what you heard is actually manifested before your eyes or it may happen in secret.  But a prophet can get it wrong. A prophet doesn’t always see the whole picture. They see partially at times. Allow me to show you an example from the Bible.
“Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, that the king said to Nathan the prophet, ‘See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains.’ And Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you.'” (2 Samuel 7:1-3). Now, this man Nathan is a prophet and one who was used mightily to point to David during his sin and rebellion and say, “You are the man!” Nathan goes home after telling David it was a good word and this happens. . . “But it came about in the same night that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, ‘Go and say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord,” Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day; but I have been moving about in a tent, even in a tabernacle.” He goes on to tell him that David has too much blood on his hands and that his son Solomon would build the house.
Now, when we get to the New Testament or Brit Chadasha in Hebrew, we see even more examples of prophets. I hear people say we don’t need prophets today. They are finished up and were only needed until the gospel went forth, but I beg to differ and here is an example of why.
“Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.  One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. Acts 11:27-28.
The Navi was a man or woman called to give warnings and to disrupt the flow of things. They were usually shown the Father’s broken heart and then killed or imprisoned for speaking the truth. The Greek way of doing things and Hellenism crept into the church and caused people to want more of a horoscope reading. Yes, personal prophecies are needed at times to encourage and bring confirmation but not to the extent as we have seen in the Body and further it has been used as a way of gathering for filthy gain sake.
Prophets are not perfect men and women. Abraham lies. His wife is taken into the king’s palace and the Father shuts all the wombs in the land. Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married.” Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless? “Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. “Now, therefore, restore the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.” Genesis 20 :2-7.
Miriam is a prophet and we see her in one chapter prophesying and making music unto the Lord Adonai and leading a people, but in another one, she is covered in leprosy for slander and gossip and placed outside the camp in isolation. These prophets and prophetesses are just flesh– Just men and women called out to expose the sin of a nation and to pray. The Bible says the testimony of Jesus/ Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy. Oh, how it is! Every word spoken came forth.
I hope you have enjoyed this teaching and if you have any questions about prophecy or prophets please leave me a message in the comments or in private.
Blessings!

Trump, Donald, and Slumber


Here are some interesting Trump facts, but first, just so we are clear, I do not think Trump is our Messiah. He is a man who has made the American people a lot of promises—promises with the help of us and the Father, that I hope he is able to keep. This blog has some simple facts about a man and some serious facts about prophecy.

“The name Trump comes from ‘Trump Family History. English (Devon): metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter.’ “

I believe we need more Trumpeters in this season. If Yah gave you a voice, use it. I’d rather hear a man admit he said horrible things about women 10 years ago, then one who points at the camera and says he never inhaled, never slept with that woman, never made a mistake.

“The name Donald is a Scottish baby name. In Scottish, the meaning of the name Donald is Great chief, world mighty.”

Could Donald be a great chief in our oval office? Perhaps if we pray for him and give him a chance.

Donald’s middle name John means, “Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning “YAHWEH is gracious.”

I feel that during this time Yahweh is being gracious and allowing all our sins to come to a head and allowing us all to repent, forgive, and sound the alarm that He is coming. I’ve personally been sick over my own condition of late. God told Ezekiel to show the house to the house. We need to look at ourselves.

We just celebrated the Feast of Trumpets in September. This is believed to possibly be the Jubilee year. I say possibly because According to biblical law, the Jubilee is only observed when all twelve tribes of the Jewish nation are living in Israel. The Feast of Tabernacles is the seventh of seven feasts that occur in the seventh month, for seven days. (777)

I wish I could give credit to the source who looked this next info up, but I haven’t had luck. After president-elect Donald Trump is sworn in, his first day in office he will be 70 years old, 7 months and 7 days. (777) He is sworn in on the 20th and takes office on January 21, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1946.

Could any of these things be signs from our Father? I think so.

Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement, you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land.

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. Leviticus 25:9-10.

This year is the Jewish calendar year of 5,777.

The English word “Jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word “yovel” meaning a “trumpet or ram’s horn.”

A friend pointed out to me the other day that if you say Trump and Pence together quickly, it sounds like trumpet.

The surname Pence is a toponymic surname which described where the original bearer held land. In this case, the surname was originally derived from the Old English words Penn, meaning an area that housed stray animals and penn which referred to a hill. Many of us have felt like stray animals in our own land.

“My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered throughout the whole earth. No one searched or looked for them.” Ezekiel 34:6. Many of us have gone astray and we have wandered about lost, but now it’s time for light to come forth. There was Light in Goshen, but darkness in Egypt.

 

Pence’s first name is Michael.

From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha’el) meaning “who is like God?” This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible.

We have seven trumpets, seven seals, seven churches, seven years of tribulation, seven Feast, seventh day Sabbath, and seven bowls that will be poured out.

I wrote about these trumpets in my last release Blow a Trumpet in Tekoa. Trumpets are alarms! America hear me, hear me, Trumpets are sounded before a war, they are sounded to wake us up from our slumber, they are sounded to alert the people that an enemy is near, and yes, they are sounded during the Feast. I’ll allow Joel to sound it, “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD, is coming. It is close at hand–a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come.” Joel 2:1-2.

Tonight we have the supermoon and this hasn’t happened in almost 70 years. They say it hasn’t happened since Israel became a nation. Signs in the heavens.

Yes, things are lining up, but my question to those who are Christians, Believers, followers of the Way, Torah observant congregations is this. . . Will America go unpunished for the blood of over 50 million babies? For the idolatry and bloodshed? For the rainbow being displayed in a manner that has been flipped? For the lawlessness that has infected the land with murdering, sexual profanity, and a whole slew of sins the Torah promises have a recompense. “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.” Deuteronomy 28:26-28.

Every now and then when I was growing up I got out of a spanking, but I never got out of one for doing something that was grievous. America we have a lot of blood on our hands.

I just posted a word I was given about this season called Eat, Eat, and Eat Some More. We are going to need everything in the days ahead to fight with. Gird up your loins and grab His Word, eat it and eat some more. Pray and strengthen the feeble knees and the arms that hang down. Things are heating up and we must be ready.

Eat, Eat, and Eat Some More


As I was studying and writing Blow a Trumpet in Tekoa, I heard this in my spirit. “My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.” Leviticus 25:21.
Right now the Father is giving us so much spiritual food we dont have time to eat it all. It’s being poured out so fast and so richly that those who are seeing it have pulled up to the banquet table and are feasting and devouring it like gold. Others are caught up in this world and the things of this world.
Elijah fled to a cave after killing the false prophets. While he was hiding from Jezebel, the Father gave him food that sustained him for 40 days. ”
The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 1st Kings 19:8.
I am urging the people of Yah to eat and eat all you can and hide it in your heart and gird up your loins because on this journey and the days ahead of us we will NEED it.

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