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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].

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Thursday’s self-reflection post: office gossip

For Thursday’s self-reflection post (which is somewhat related to yesterday’s post,) I’ve wanted to reflect on workplace / office gossip. For some reason this week, I’ve been reflecting on my own work life and different things I’ve experienced at the office.  I’ve moved around (abit) between countries during the past 10 years.  It’s been interesting working in different cultural environments, dealing with language barriers, different processes than to what I’m used to etc. 

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Getting back to the topic. Unfortunately, you might get an office culture where a group of people gossip about their colleagues. I suppose people would argue that it’s how you define “gossip” such as “it’s just having a nice chat about others” to judging others and even spreading lies / rumours about others.  If we define office gossip as judging and telling lies about others, let’s have a look what Yeshua said about these:

We read in Matthew 7: 1-4 that:

1 “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. 
2 For the way you judge others is how you will be judged — the measure with which you measure out will be used to measure to you. 
3 Why do you see the splinter in your brother’s eye but not notice the log in your own eye? 
4 How can you say to your brother, `Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when you have the log in your own eye? 

In the Torah (God’s Instructions – (Leviticus 19: 11) we read :

11 “‘Do not steal from, defraud or lie to each other. 

Also in Proverbs 12:22:

22 Lying lips are an abomination to ADONAI, but those who deal faithfully are his delight. 

Thus,  gossiping has the potential to cause problems and unhappiness for others. I reckon, if we can’t say something good, it’s better not to say anything at all. You know what I mean? Let’s aim to do everything we do in love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday’s self-reflection post: Work

For Wednesday’s self reflection post, let’s reflect on our work life. We spend the majority of our time at work. We experience the ups and downs of daily life at the office. Some of us are doing what we love or doing what we must or a combination of both. However, we are blessed to be able to get up in the morning to go to work.

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In Colossians 3:23-24 we receive encouragement from the Word of ADONAI: 

 23 Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving not merely other people, but the Lord.  

24 Remember that as your reward, you will receive the inheritance from the Lord. You are slaving for the Lord, for the Messiah. 

Also in Proverbs 25:19 we read that:

Relying on an untrustworthy person in a time of trouble is like [relying on] a broken tooth or an unsteady leg.  

Let’s give it our all and our best. 

I like this song called Modeh Ani (מודה אני) / “I give thanks” by Israeli singer Omer Adam:

 

Halleluyah!

 

 

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Tuesday’s self-reflection post: How do you want to be treated?

As mentioned yesterday, we’re currently in the 10 Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur / The Day of Atonement. It’s a time for self-examination and repentance.

For Tuesday’s self reflection post, let’s read Matthew 7:12 where Yeshua, the Messiah said  “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that sums up the teaching of the Torah [God’s Instructions] and the Prophets.”

This is probably of the one of most valuable (if not, the most valuable) life lessons that we could learn from the Word of God. Imagine a world, where this were practiced every day by everyone… it won’t be called “the world” anymore. 

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Please pray for those people affected by the recent Hurricanes  

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Monday’s self-reflection post: Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.

The ten days starting with Yom Teruah / The day of blowing the Shofar or Trumpets (Traditionally: Rosh Hashanah/ The Jewish New Year) and ending with Yom Kippur / The day of atonement are commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious self-examination, and repentance before Yom Kippur which is this coming Satuday.

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For this blog post, I’m reflecting on the wise words of King Solomon as written in Proverbs / Mishlei 25:28 “Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.”

It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, whether you are a believer in Yeshua, the Son of the Almighty Living God of Israel or not; these words speak truth: a lack of self-control just leads to a path of destruction for yourself and others. It has the potential to do alot of harm to your relationships with others whether at home and/or at work.

I’ll post more self -reflection verses during this week. Watch this space.

Have a good week / Shavuat Tov  🙂

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Science vs Biblical Truth: Flat Earth or Circle?

Apparently, there is a growing movement of people who believe that the earth is flat. Yes, this isn’t fake news and you can access the article here. In another article, the history behind the possible discovery that the earth is a sphere is given and that Pythagoras (Greek philosopher & mathematician) “provides the earliest arguments for why the Earth is round” in 500 BC.

What does the Word of God say? Well, ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel, revealed to the Prophet Isaiah, between 742 and 689 BC that the earth is a sphere. In Isaiah 40:22 :

22 He who sits above the circle of the earth – for whom its inhabitants appear like grasshoppers – stretches out the heavens like a curtain, spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Biblical truth is beautiful, pure and correct!

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Have a good week!

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A big, untold story: online videos of Jews explaining why they believe Jesus is the Messiah have been viewed more than 23 million times. Here’s the latest. (Update)

Interesting article on Jews seeking the Jewish Messiah.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

yeshua-videos“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” — the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:16)

With so much bad news in the U.S., Israel, Russia and around the world these days, I thought it might be good to kick off 2017 with some very good news.

Here, then, is an update to a column I published on September 22, 2015 about “a big, untold story” that “the media isn’t reporting” but is very much “worth examining.”

“Millions of Jews have begun a quest to find the Messiah,” I wrote at the time, based on conversations with key Messianic Jewish ministry leaders in the U.S. and Israel. “For reasons I cannot fully explain, Jews are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important questions concerning life and death and God and atonement and eternity, in…

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