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Jerusalem / ירושלים

 

 

Tehillim / Psalm 122:6 

Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim; may those who love you prosper.

שַׁאֲלוּ, שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם;    יִשְׁלָיוּ, אֹהֲבָיִךְ.

 

The song “Jerusalem” from the first album of Uzia Zadok ‘Shomer Israel’

Words: From the sources and Sharon Abilach
Music: Sharon Abilhak
Adaptation and musical production: Doron Elimelech

Words:

May peace be in your army, peace in your palaces,
Deep in your heart, your memory is engraved and the tears are flowing by themselves,
For the sake of my brother and my companion I shall speak peace to you,
We will always be with you, together forever.

Today our feet stand at your gates, Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
We have not stopped hoping, we want you, Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem raised mountains around her and the Lord around his people,
Wherever we go, we will continue to read on your behalf, and in the streets of the city to walk.

 

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This Shabbat

To all the mothers

Shabbat Shalom, friends!  

I was recently drawn to the Book of Ruth. If you haven’t read from this book in a while, it’s short (only 4 pages) and it will only take you a couple of minutes to read. However, don’t be fooled by the shortness of this book, as it’s shows the important relationship between Jew and Gentile. It also focuses on the women who “built up the house of Israel”. 

In short, Naomi, from the tribe of Judah, lived in a foreign land when tragedy struck: her husband and two sons passed away. Naomi wanted to return to the Land of Judah and she told her daughters in law to return to their people.  One of her daughters in law, Ruth was adamant that she wanted to return with Naomi and the other one returned to her home land and family.   

In the Land of Judah, Ruth found favour with Boaz: she was recognised for her deeds (wanting to look after Naomi who was grieving) and she was redeemed by Boaz, thereby incorporated into Israel. She became the great grandmother of King David.   

I particularly love this verse:  

“May Adonai make the woman who has come into your house like Rachel and like Le’ah,  who between them built up the house of Isra’el.”   

After reading from the Book of Ruth, I read from Luke .  I particularly, like these verses in Luke 2 : 48 to 51 (referring to Yeshua as a boy): 

“Son! Why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been terribly worried looking for you!”  

49 He said to them, “Why did you have to look for me? Didn’t you know that I had to be concerning myself with my Father’s affairs?”  

50 But they didn’t understand what he meant.  

51 So he went with them to Natzeret and was obedient to them. But his mother stored up all these things in her heart.  

  

Then, a fortnight ago, I blogged about that expression “Oh my (I dare not say the next word)”. When I initially read this blog post from Elihu’s Corner, my first thoughts were about my mother‘s reaction to this expression.  My mother passed away in 2014. She was in her early 70’s and she passed as a strong believer in Yeshua. She was absolutely the best mother! She hated it when someone used this expression. She was quite vocal about it and she would say something along the lines of “There is another one using that. I hate it when they use that. Show some respect [to HaShem]”. All I’m thinking is, Ben Shapiro stand aside! Here comes my mom. 😀

My mother was completely dedicated to my upbringing as an only son and child, and our household. I appreciated it tremendously now as an adult. If I think back, I didn’t appreciated it growing up as the default standard was exceptionally high. Thus, I’d wanted to say to all the mothers who build up their households.  I salute you for your hard work and dedication. You are all beautiful!

Have a peaceful Shabbat! 

The Challah making process:

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Source: Instagram

 

 

This Shabbat

Stay united with Yeshua

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As we cry towards the Wall, our tears are prayers too

However, remember the rejected rock that has become the Cornerstone

Yeshua ha Mashiach, is this Cornerstone!

When you’ve found Yeshua, stay united with Him

Don’t turn away!

Remember Yeshua’s words:  “If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love — just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love.”

Remain united with Yeshua, the King of Israel!

and

One day we will welcome Yeshua’s return by shouting Baruch Haba B’shem ADONAI / בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא, בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה / Blessed is he who comes in the name of ADONAI

שבת שלום לכולם /  Shabbat Shalom to everyone☺

 

References:

Tehillim / Psalm 118

Tehillim / Psalm 56:8

Yochanan / John 15

 

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This Shabbat

Oh my…(I dare not say the next word)

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

I’ve recently read a blog post from Elihu’s Corner and I’d wanted to share it with you. I think it’s thought provoking and we should talk about it. You can access it here.

It deals with a very common expression that we hear on a daily basis. It is OM”G” which is the abbreviated version of “Oh my G**”. This expression “Oh my G**” isn’t new, it’s been used for decades by people and in the media (movies, TV shows etc). It is now just in an abbreviated form. This expression is so commonly used, it is probably used more than the expression “okay”. We get emojis, songs about it, even merchandise such as badges with this term imprinted on it. Young children are using it. We get variations of the original expression such as where the “Oh my” is dropped when it is used and the more “respectful” version of “Oh my gosh”. The worst part is that people don’t realise the enormous impact of this simple little expression. We have been so conditioned by deception.

Using this expression is a violation of Torah (God’s Instructions). Sh’mot / Exodus 20:7 clearly states that:

“You are not to use lightly the name of ADONAI your God, because ADONAI will not leave unpunished someone who uses his name lightly. “

When Yeshua haMashiach taught us how to pray in Mattityahu /  Matthew 6: 9-13, He expressly mentioned that we should pray: “Our Father in heaven! May your Name be kept holy.

Using both of these expressions are the opposite of keeping ADONAI’s name holy.  Please read the blogpost from Elihu’s Corner as I think it’s awesome.

I refrain from using this expression myself and an interesting question is whether we should tell others what the true meaning behind these expressions are and that it’s taking ADONAI’s name in vain? Thus, sharing the truth. What do you think?

In conclusion, there is so much deception in this world. Let’s hold on to Biblical Truth and stand up for what we believe in.

I hope you and your family have a peaceful Shabbat!

 

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They fell face down before the throne and worshipped God, saying,

“Amen!

“Praise and glory, wisdom and thanks, honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever!

“Amen!” 

Revelation 7:11-12

 

Prophetic

Yeled / יֶלֶד / Child

An Israeli child
reaches out with his hands,
in resounding victory
towards the blue and white sky –
towards the bright Morning Star in the heavens
that shines to show the way to Truth and Life
For darkness has been defeated and only Light remains

The people of Israel are back in the Land of Israel
It’s not just a miracle, it is bible prophecy confirmed!

Am Israel Chai / עם ישראל חי

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This Shabbat

Anger

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

We never get angry, right? Yes? No? Well, that is for you to answer.  I reckon that we do get angry, at times, as it’s a challenging and difficult life in this world. It is not sunshine, roses, smiley faces and social media likes all the time; and life will get more challenging due to the actions of others who do not follow Torah (ADONAI’s instructions). Bible prophesy also confirms this (see for example 2 Timothy 3).

As we seek guidance from the Word of God, we find various verses on this topic throughout the Bible, however I was drawn to the message from Tehillim / Psalm 4 and 37 and Mishlei / Proverbs 16:32. (You could read these below.)

King David and later, his son Shlomo (Solomon), recorded these words thousands of years ago and when I read these verses, it is almost like a 4 step process to reduce anger:

Step 1: calm down.

Step 2: don’t be upset by evildoers.

Step 3: stop being angry; and.

Step 4: put your trust in ADONAI.

 If you apply these steps, you will be better than a war hero!

I hope you and your family have a peaceful Shabbat!  The Aaronic Blessing for you and your family:

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✡Yeshua haMashiach is the King of Israel ✡ the Bright Morning Star✡

 

Tehillim 4 

1 For the leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David: O God, my vindicator! Answer me when I call! When I was distressed, you set me free; now have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

2 Men of rank, how long will you shame my honor, love what is vain, chase after lies? (Selah)

3 Understand that ADONAI sets apart the godly person for himself; ADONAI will hear when I call to him.

4 You can be angry, but do not sin! Think about this as you lie in bed, and calm down. (Selah)

5 Offer sacrifices rightly, and put your trust in ADONAI.

6 Many ask, “Who can show us some good?” ADONAI, lift the light of your face over us!

7 You have filled my heart with more joy than all their grain and new wine.

8 I will lie down and sleep in peace; for, ADONAI, you alone make me live securely.

 

 

Tehillim 37 1- 8 

1 By David: Don’t be upset by evildoers or envious of those who do wrong,

2 for soon they will wither like grass and fade like the green in the fields.

3 Trust in ADONAI, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness.

4 Then you will delight yourself in ADONAI, and he will give you your heart’s desire.

5 Commit your way to ADONAI; trust in him, and he will act.

6 He will make your vindication shine forth like light, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before ADONAI; wait patiently till he comes. Don’t be upset by those whose way succeeds because of their wicked plans.  

8 Stop being angry, put aside rage, and don’t be upset – it leads to evil.  

9 For evildoers will be cut off, but those hoping in ADONAI will inherit the land.

10 Soon the wicked will be no more; you will look for his place, and he won’t be there.

 Mishlei 16:32: 

32 He who controls his temper is better than a war hero, he who rules his spirit better than he who captures a city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Word of God says

King of Kings / Melech malchei Hamelachim / מלך מלכי המלכים

 

 

Shalom Friends,

I hope you are having a good week so far!

In Revelation 19:11-16 we read about this vision given to Yochanan (John):

11 Next I saw heaven opened, and there before me was a white horse. Sitting on it was the one called Faithful and True, and it is in righteousness that he passes judgment and goes to battle. 
12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on his head were many royal crowns. And he had a name written which no one knew but himself. 
13 He was wearing a robe that had been soaked in blood, and the name by which he is called is, “THE WORD OF GOD.” 
14 The armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 
15 And out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down nations – “He will rule them with a staff of iron.”c It is he who treads the winepress from which flows the wine of the furious rage of ADONAI, God of heaven’s armies. 
16 And on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

 

What a spectacular vision that was given to Yochanan.

Although Yochanan recorded this vision in words, words can’t truly describe this glorious sight of the King of Kings. When we read this, just picture it in your own mind: Yeshua, the King of Kings in action with the Armies of Heaven!

The vision also shows the various names of Yeshua: Faithful and True, a name written which no one knew but himself ( thus, a special name reserved only for the King of Kings), THE WORD OF GOD; and the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. By reading this, we get better insight into who Yeshua really is. We are learning His names, His purpose, features and characteristics.

In John 14:7 Yeshua also told us that if we know Him, we also know the Father and we’ve seen Him.  We don’t get a better view of Yeshua than this vision in Revelation 19:11-16.

As we get to know Him more by reading the Word of God together, we should remember to always give thanks for His grace continues forever (Psalm 136:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:18).

We should give thanks not only for our life, the good but also the bad, the tears, the laughter and the hard times.

Now, let’s listen to the song Melech malchei Hamelachim  /  מלך מלכי המלכים / King of all Kings

As a final thought, I’d wanted to re-blog these blog posts that are definitively worthwhile reading:

 https://unashamedofjesus.org/2017/10/15/king-of-kings-6/

https://crosseseverywhere.com/2017/10/10/the-words-of-men-or-the-word-of-god/

All glory to Yeshua, the King of Kings!

Halleluyah!

 

Words to the song:

סלח לי אבי כי חטאתי לך

Slach li avi ki khatati lekha

Forgive me Father for I have sinned against you

מחול לי על כל פשעי

Machol li al kol peshai You have forgiven me of my guilt

גם בימים ששכחתי אותך

Gam b’yamim shshkachti otcha

Also in the days that I forgot you

היית תמיד בחיי

Hayita tamid bechayay

You were always in my life

בכל הדרכים שהלכתי בעצם

Bechol haderachim shehalakti beetsem

In each and every path I took

היית לי נר לרגליי

Hayita li ner leraglai

You were a light to my feet

הייתי עיוור לא ראיתי מעבר

Hayiti iver lo rayiti meever

I was blind and I could not see beyond

למה שהביטו עיניי

Lemah shehibitu aynai

What my eyes beheld

מלך מלכי המלכים תודה על חיים

Melech malchei Hamelachim todah al hayim

King of all Kings thank-you for life

על אושר על בכי על צחוק

Al osher al bechi al tschok

For happiness for tears and for laughter

גם שקשה לפעמים גם אז אלוקים

Gam kshekashe lilamim gam az elokim

Also when it’s hard at times even then Lord

אתה לעולם לא רחוק

Ata leolam lo rachok

You are never far away

 

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VEHI SHE’AMDA / THIS IS THAT PROMISE

Song performed by Yossi Azulay

וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה לַאֲבוֹתֵיֽנוּ וְלָנֽוּ. שֶׁלֹא אֶחָד בִּלְבָד, עָמַד עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. אֶלָּא שֶׁבְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר, עוֹמְדִים עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַצִּילֵנוּ מִיָּדָם

Vehi She’amda, La’avotainu Velanu Shelo Echad Bilvad, Amad Aleinu Lechaloteinu Ela Sheb’chol Dor VaDor Omdim Aleinu Lechaloteinu V’HaKadosh Baruch Hu Matzilenu Miyadam.

And this (ADONAI’s blessings and the Torah) is what kept our fathers and what keeps us surviving. For, not only one arose and tried to destroy us, rather in every generation they try to destroy us, and ADONAI saves us from their hands.

 

 

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For Tziyon’s sake I will not be silent (Isaiah 62)

 

Isaiah 62 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

62

 For Tziyon’s sake I will not be silent,
for Yerushalayim’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out brightly
and her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your vindication
and all kings your glory.
Then you will be called by a new name
which Adonai himself will pronounce.
You will be a glorious crown in the hand of Adonai,
a royal diadem held by your God.
You will no longer be spoken of as ‘Azuvah [Abandoned]
or your land be spoken of as ‘Sh’mamah [Desolate];
rather, you will be called Heftzi-Vah [My-Delight-Is-In-Her]
and your land Be‘ulah [Married].
For Adonai delights in you,
and your land will be married —
as a young man marries a young woman,
your sons will marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
your God will rejoice over you.

I have posted watchmen
on your walls, Yerushalayim;
they will never fall silent,
neither by day nor by night.
You who call on Adonai,
give yourselves no rest;
and give him no rest till he restores Yerushalayim
and makes it a praise on earth.
Adonai has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
“Never again will I give your grain
to your enemies as food;
nor will strangers drink your wine,
for which you worked so hard;
but those who harvest the grain will eat it
with praises to Adonai;
those who gathered the wine will drink it
in the courtyards of my sanctuary.”

10 Go on through, go on through the gates,
clear the way for the people!
Build up a highway, build it up!
Clear away the stones!
Raise a banner for the peoples!
11 Adonai has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
“Say to the daughter of Tziyon,
‘Here, your Salvation is coming!
Here, his reward is with him,
and his recompense is before him.’”
12 They will call them The Holy People,
The Redeemed of Adonai.
You will be called D’rushah [Sought-After],
‘Ir Lo Ne‘ezvah [City-No-Longer-Abandoned].

Appointed Times

Sukkot – Celebrating Living Waters

 

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A celebration of a most joyous holy occasion!

Day one to day eight of a holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God, ADONAI

A seven day sukkah of holy tribute to events of old

Fruits, palm fronds, thick branches and river-willows decoratively covering hardship of (sinful) slavery in remembrance of freedom

A flowing freedom from the rivers of living waters

Flowing from the spring of Salvation (haYeshu’ah / הַיְשׁוּעָֽה)

Flowing from your inmost being as we trust in our priestly King of Israel!

Yeshua haMashiach

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

 

As on the future day of victory when fresh water will flow out of Jerusalem,

our priestly King of Israel, will the King of the whole world

On this day, His Name will be the only Name!

Yeshua haMashiach

The name that means salvation

Salvation for everyone

All glory to Yeshua, our priestly King of Israel!

 

For in future times, no rain will fall, no river will overflow

If we (Jew and Gentile Nations) abandon the festival of Sukkot

If we forget this holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God

This river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal,

Flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

 

All glory to our Almighty Living God of Israel

Our God! The God of our salvation

The God of my strength, my song, my shelter and my fortress!

We are Your people!

You’ve opened the gates of righteousness for me, for all of us

Our God! The God of our salvation

Our Yeshu’ah!

 

Don’t abandon this source of Living Water! [Selah]

Please, ADONAI! Save us! Please, ADONAI! Rescue us!

In the name of Yeshua

Amen

 

Please watch this video on Tehillim / Psalm 118: 19 – 25 (daily Sukkot prayer) as explained by Messianic Rabbi Shapira

 

Sources:

Tehillim / Psalm 91

Tehillim / Psalm 118

Revelation 21

Revelation 22:1-2

Z’haryah / Zechariah 14: 8 – 9; 16 – 19

Yirmeyahu / Jeremiah 17:13

Yeshayahu / Isaiah 12: 2 – 3

Yochanan / John 7: 37 – 39

Appointed Times

Yom Kippur 5778: Clothed in White Robes of Salvation

 

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Yom Kippur

 

The Day of atonement of our sins

Not just another ordinary day – A Holy day!

The Day for a holy convocation

A Day for denying ourselves

A Shabbat Day of complete rest

A Day for wearing white

Just like our sins were made white as snow, like wool

 

 

Our Priestly King made atonement of our sins in one action – forever!

Like a lamb led to be slaughtered – He present himself as a guilt offering

The old system for atonement of sins removed – forever!

The temple rebuilt – forever!

Our King, the King of Israel, The King of the Jews and Gentiles

Yeshua ha Mashiach (The Messiah)

 

 

We are the King’s cohanim (a royal priesthood)

Clothed in white robes of salvation

Clothed in righteousness

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

 

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

Our King (looking like he is clothed) with the white clouds returned to the Right Hand of ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel

Waiting for the designated time to return

 

We; the King’s cohanim together

Clothed in white robes of salvation

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

 

 

Our King clothed in white robes

A gold band around his chest

With fire in his eyes

His hair white as snow

Ready to return – soon

But before that day – someday, a great war

 

This great war is closer than we realise

Enemies of the Word of ADONAI

Clothed with hate and redness of blood

A worldly people clothed in unholy worthless robes of confusion

Clothed in chaos, shame, lust and unimaginable sin caused by a lack of Torah (ADONAI’S instructions) and directed by their own worldly understanding

The darkness of a self-loving, money hungry world, dripping into their eyes, blinding them as they follow their own desires

Yet, in their sights through their darkened eyes:

Jerusalem – you staggering cup for the nations

The enemies – making ready to attack Israel and all believers of the Word of ADONAI

 

But-

 

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

For victory! [selah]

 

For our King of Israel will return

With the white clouds

Like lighting that flashes out of the east

The blowing of the Shofar announcing our King’s return

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah seen by every eye in this unholy filthy world

The Tribes of the Land of Israel are mourning while He is

Standing on Mount of Olives

To fight for us

Against the enemies of the Word of ADONAI

 

For our King of Israel, the Ancient One with the name:

Pele-Yo’etz El Gibbor Avi-‘Ad Sar-Shalom [Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace]

Will be victorious!

 

And then onwards to worship the King, every year on the festival of Sukkot

A most joyous holy occasion! A holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God!

 

This is our priestly King of Israel!

All Glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

Halleluyah !

Halleluyah !

 

 

 

May this fast be an easy one!

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