In the Beginning…
Adonai Elohim was.
His was, is, and ever shall be…always.
Everything that has/had a beginning began in Him.
Nothing…nothing that ever has been, will be and is now is outside His constructive brilliant presence.
Adam from beginning to his last earthbound breath…still lives
Because of Yeshua (Jesus).
Beginning and End, 1st and Last, Alpha and Omega and Aleph to Tav.
The strings of meaning dangle and sing; hanging from every word; dipped in the purest of gold from Genesis to…who can know but Him who has, is, was and always shall be the last Word. The Living Word sings as rocks can not – this song.
In 1824, George MacDonald came forth from a womb. Years and years before many came before…all meant to bring him. A Scottish warrior, who bent against the religion of his times; and walked up to the Throne and said,
“If there is a God, let Him…Himself tell me about Himself. For the God being preached and taught by man shares no resemblance to this Yeshua (Jesus), I read of. He is Love incarnate and a Fire of Truth to be lived. I must know Him.”
A boy, seemingly insignificant…sat at Yeshua’s feet and took notes, and lived what Adonai wrote upon his heart.
1892…J.J.R. Tolkien emerged from a womb. Many lives before him came…so he could be.
Every breath George MacDonald took would engrave meaning upon Tolkeins mind and heart. George’s “work” in combination with Yeshua’s own special touch in J.J…brought us; A Hobbits Tale and Lord of the Rings. Theirs dripped down those skeins of time into C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.
Swinging from one string to the next Adonai…working, shaping, and orchestrating each person listed on the credits to make those Epic movies (The Lord of the Ring – LotR). Each person handcrafted specifically for those purposes. From Adam to Yeshua to George to Tolkien to Andrew Jackson (producer of LotR).
Do you see the meaning? Every Sunset took part, every rising of the Sun, every heart ache, every joy unabated. Every person who touched them…touch us too. Everything means something! And it all leads to Yeshua. The God of all Creation and Possibilities! The Master of Ceremonies in this Life. The Executive Producer of everyone’s – every minute. Never ever entertain such thoughts of insignificance O Child of Elohim!!
Let the dead bury the dead…but remember if anything had light in it, anything or anyone crashed a wave of Truth on your shores…its still ALIVE!
Many of those who touched the Lives of any listed above served eternal purposes! Even the chimney sweeper! Indeed the refuse worker too! Some contributed to their minds, some hearts, some the body, some for good, some for ill, some for sharing intimately, some for brushing briefly, some to write upon their hearts, some they wrote upon. Yet all -all were written by the Right Hand of a Mighty God!
Look not just to those who share your everyday experiences; but look at your grocery store worker with new eyes! The Waste-worker you never see means something along your skein of time. If there is someone who never fails to place your hand in Yeshua’s, hold them in the highest as a treasure from Heaven. If it be an author long gone to His side…repeat their words. If someone present in your today, thank Yeshua for His showing up physical again with abounding grace! The very leaves that crackle as they tread within your hearing, the birds you never stop to listen to, the countless puffy white clouds that script write His love on the sky that produces air for your lungs. LOOK!! Look at it all my fellow sheep and know – EVERYTHING MEANS SOMETHING and it All points to Him. Ask Him to show you, and you will never see the world around you through your eyes again.
There is a tiny book, just before Revelations called Jude. Not very noted by most. One “chapter”, yet in actuality its a letter. One letter from Jude, named Y’hudah in his native tongue (Hebrew). Look who its to.
From Y’hudah, a slave of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and a brother of Ya’akov (Jacob).
To: those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept for Yeshua the Messiah: May mercy, love and shalom (peace) be yours in full measure.
Fast forward to the end…to one of the most amazing blessings to you and I…
Now, to the One who can keep you from falling and set you without defect and full of joy in the presence of His Sh’khinah (Divine Presence, the manifest glory of God present with men)
to God alone, our Deliverer, through Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord – be glory, majesty, power and authority before all time, now and forever.
There is no such thing a small in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤
Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven. (Matthew 26:64)
Ah, Lord, Thou wast in Thy lowest state when before Thy persecutors Thou wast made to stand like a criminal! Yet the eyes of Thy faith could see beyond Thy present humiliation into Thy future glory. What words are these, “Nevertheless – hereafter!” I would imitate Thy holy foresight, and in the midst of poverty, or sickness, or slander, I also would say, “Nevertheless – hereafter.” Instead of weakness, Thou hast all power; instead of shame, all glory; instead of derision, all worship, Thy cross has not dimmed the splendor of Thy crown, neither has the spittle marred the beauty of Thy face. Say, rather, Thou are the more exalted and honored because of Thy sufferings.
So, Lord, I also would take courage from the “hereafter.” I would forget the present tribulation in the future triumph. Help thou me by directing me into Thy Father’s love and into Thine own patience, so that when I am derided for Thy name I may not be staggered but think more and more of the hereafter, and, therefore, all the less of today. I shall be with Thee soon and behold Thy glory. Wherefore, I am not ashamed but say in my inmost soul, “Nevertheless – hereafter.”
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤
So, so many Scriptures become more alive and complete each other when understood from a Hebraic perspective. That is as Yeshua (Jesus) understood it. It also makes what He The Living Word said mean so much more, becoming fulfillment of every Word before 🙂
Below is an excerpt from The Living Words ~ Volume 1 by Jeff A. Benner. Page 137-139
The Aaronic Blessing
The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
~ Numbers 6:24-26 (RSV)
Each of the Hebrew words behind the English in this passage is filled with images, lost when translated into the English language. When we examine each of these words from their original meaning, the message in the passage comes alive.
Bless: barak – This verb is written in piel form, literally meaning “to kneel down and present a gift in respect to another.”
Keep: shamar – This verb comes from the corral of thorns erected by a shepherd while out at night with his flocks and it is best translated as “guarding” and “preserving”.
Face: panyim – The face reflects the many different moods, emotions, and thoughts of the person. This Hebrew word can mean the face but also the “presence” or the “wholeness of being” of an individual.
Shine: or – This verb means “to give light” or “to shine” and is equated with bringing about order as light illuminates or reveals what has been dark.
Gracious: hhanan – A momad’s camp consisted of many family tents, arranged in a circle, and was viewed as a place of beauty. Not just the appearance of beauty but the action, a place of warmth, love, friendship, community and sustenance. This verb is the expression of these concepts.
Countenance: paniym – This is the same Hebrew word as before meaning “face”.
Give: siym – This Hebrew verb means to “set down in place.”
Peace: shalom – This noun is derived from the verbal root shalam meaning to “restore” in the sense of replacing or providing what is needed in order to make someone or something whole and complete. The noun shalom is used for one who has, or has been provided, what is needed to be whole and complete.
With the Hebraic understanding of each of these Hebrew words, we can better understand the true meaning of the Aaronic Blessing as it was understood by the Ancient Hebrews.
Yahweh will kneel before you presenting gifts, and He will guard you with a hedge of protection, Yahweh will illuminate the wholeness of His being towards you, bringing order, and He will provide you with love, sustenance, and friendship, Yahweh will lift up the wholeness of His being and look upon you, and He will set in place all you need to be whole and complete.
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I have often said to myself, that reading from this perspective is much like the Amplified Bible in its nature. God loves expression, He loves to express Himself! He has bent way down to make sure we can know His heart towards us! What a gift!
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤
Oh, Lord I thank You
I thank You that when I can not see, touch, sense You
That unlike anything else to this human condition, You ARE still here.
My mind and physical existence argues what You’ve said, proven and shown
But still, here You are…what can flesh teach the spirit??
To die, be still?
No, not my fallen will
Spirit trumps flesh…Yeshua said so!!
Yeshua proved it!
2000 plus years ago…yet Truth is today.
Its heart keeps beating, defying lies to prove it not.
Wars rage on, in defiance of Your undeniability!
Yet a more Ancient Voice spoke longer ago than that…
THE BATTLE BELONGS TO ADONAI!!
Stupid’s course runs round…going nowhere!
I belong to His intelligence! His knowledge…HIS ALONE!
The echo of a Saviors thoughts timelessly ricochet into my heart
Eternally to echo…in weakness strengthened by His “time”
The outlines burned into the retina of His eye
And now mine
A risen Face!!
Holey Hands, unbound, unpegged, unbroken
Scooping up the refuse
Turning to jewels of heaven…hardened, hewn, and fired by the Kingdom come
O Lord I thank You!
For You breathe again into the clay
Hardened by the Words You say…unheeded
Pumping back to beating a heart of stone
Resuscitating the captive HOME!
Mystery…My-Story the sound of YOUR refrain
“I will seek them, I will find them, I will free them and bring them Home a friend!”
Shake O Earth, rumble and roll
Spin up O Waters, His Works -extol!
Resound the Voice that makes all whole
Remember O Father! There is no death toll
Alive as the Air
Unending as the Sun
Even earths shadow can’t make it undone!
Send out Your Army for the sake of Your Name!
Fire up the Ending burning the fuels of Your Truth
Igniting the flame of Your Word
Let nothing else be Heard!
Praise, praise to God on high!
Let every creature add, invading our sigh!
Turn darkness to Brightness in the midst of Your Light
Come play sweet Spirit! Harken so bright!
Rain down surrender!
Pour out Heavens tears!
Flood the earth but this time…make it Your Rainbow!
Hail God! His Promise! Holy determination Alive!
For Your people You have called
To seek and abide!
Get Your Glory, Lamb of God
Hasten to fill the vast expanse!
Today Your Justice
Today Your Righteousness
Fill up, pour out…increase Your wealth!!
Birds fly! Fly with wings wide in His Wind!
Deep ocean beings roar the mighty waters!
Creatures of innocence, play and frolic in His Freedom
Teach us! The untrusting, how to Listen!!
I thank You Lord of all creation
For all You’ve created!
Now and forevermore!!
Into Your hands I commit my spirit!
Let my soul hear it!
My flesh need not feel it!
You are here!
Reveal it, Father according to Your will!
Then my heart will know You!
You are Mighty, You save!
You fight! For Your people, Your children, Your Name sake!
To God be the glory! For the things He has done!!
You send out Your Word, and it eternally is!
No power sways it!
Nothing delays it!
No worm decays it!
Final Love, Engraved Truth, Permanent Peace, Everlasting Redemption!!
These are Words You now use to form the void and empty spaces.
For all times, peoples, and places!
A Holy Re-noun!!!
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤