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121 תְּהִלִּים /Tehillim / Psalm / Псалтирь 121

(0) A song of ascents:

(1) If I raise my eyes to the hills,
from where will my help come?
My help comes from Adonai,
the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip —
your guardian is not asleep.
No, the guardian of Isra’el
never slumbers or sleeps.

Adonai is your guardian; at your right hand
Adonai provides you with shade —
the sun can’t strike you during the day
or even the moon at night.

Adonai will guard you against all harm;
he will guard your life.
Adonai will guard your coming and going
from now on and forever.

 

אשִׁיר לַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי

בעֶזְרִי מֵעִם יְהֹוָה עֹשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ:

גאַל יִתֵּן לַמּוֹט רַגְלֶךָ אַל יָנוּם שֹׁמְרֶךָ:

דהִנֵּה לֹא יָנוּם וְלֹא יִישָׁן שׁוֹמֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל

היְהֹוָה שֹׁמְרֶךָ יְהֹוָה צִלְּךָ עַל יַד יְמִינֶךָ

ויוֹמָם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ לֹא יַכֶּכָּה וְיָרֵחַ בַּלָּיְלָה

זיְהֹוָה יִשְׁמָרְךָ מִכָּל רָע יִשְׁמֹר אֶת נַפְשֶׁךָ

חיְהֹוָה יִשְׁמָר צֵאתְךָ וּבוֹאֶךָ מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם:

 

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Shabbat Shalom 29th of Sh’vat, 5777

Shabbat Shalom, Friends!

This Shabbat I’m reading about the brilliance of EL SHADDAI as revealed to Ezekiel in chapter 1. ADONAI is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29), Who gives light and eternal life. This life is in his Son, Yeshua Mashiach, Melech Yisrael! ( 1 John 5).

Ezekiel 1 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles by the K’var River, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month, which was during the fifth year of King Y’hoyakhin’s exile, the word of Adonai came to the cohen Yechezk’el son of Buzi, in the land of the Kasdim by the K’var River; there the hand of Adonai was on him.

I looked and saw a windy storm approaching from the north and a huge cloud with flashing fire, glowing brightly all around with the color of gleaming amber from within the fire. Inside, there appeared to be four living creatures that looked like human beings; but each one had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight, with feet like calves’ hoofs. They glittered like burnished bronze. Beneath their wings they had human hands on their four sides. The four of them had faces and wings as follows: they touched one another with their wings; they did not turn when they moved, but each one moved straight forward; 10 as for the appearance of their faces, they had human faces [in front], each of the four had a lion’s face on the right, each of the four had a bull’s face on the left, and each of the four had an eagle’s face [toward the rear] — 11 thus their faces. As for their wings, each had two that stretched upward and joined those of others, and two more that covered their bodies. 12 Each [living creature] moved in the direction of any of its faces; in whichever direction the spirit wanted to go, they went, without turning as they moved — 13 thus the appearance of the living creatures.

With them was something that looked like fiery coals burning the way torches do, with the fire flashing here and there between the living creatures; the fire had a brilliance, and out of the fire went lightning. 14 The living creatures kept speeding here and there like flashes of lightning.

15 As I gazed at the living creatures, I saw wheels on the ground, one next to each of the four-faced living creatures. 16 All four wheels looked the same: their inner parts gleamed like beryl, and their structure seemed to be that of a wheel inside a wheel. 17 When they moved, they could go in any of the four directions without turning as they moved. 18 Their rims were tall and fearsome, because the rims of all four were full of eyes all around. 19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved along with them; and when the creatures were lifted off the ground, the wheels went with them. 20 Wherever the spirit was to go, they went, in the direction the spirit wanted to go. The wheels were lifted up next to them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When [the living creatures] moved, [the wheels] moved; when the former stood still, the latter stood still; and when the former were lifted off the ground, the wheels were lifted up next to them; because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

22 Over the heads of the living creatures was what appeared to be a dome glittering like ice; it was awesome, spread out over their heads, above them. 23 Under the dome each had a pair of wings spread out straight toward those of others, and each had a pair which covered his body. 24 I heard the sound of their wings when they moved; it was like the sound of rushing water, like the voice of Shaddai, like the noise of a tumultuous crowd or army. When they stopped, they lowered their wings. 25 Whenever there was a sound from above the dome over their heads, they stopped and lowered their wings.

26 Above the dome that was over their heads was something like a throne that looked like a sapphire. On it, above it, was what appeared to be a person. 27 I saw what looked like gleaming, amber-colored fire radiating from what appeared to be his waist upward. Downward from what appeared to be his waist, I saw what looked like fire, giving a brilliant light all around him28 This brilliance around him looked like a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was how the appearance of the glory of Adonai looked. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of someone speaking.

 

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Tehillim / Psalm 91

This Shabbat I’m reading Tehillim / Psalm 91.

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

As we are walking with Adonai i.e having a relationship with the Almighty Living God of Israel, we have also found shelter; a dwelling place in Adonai. This dwelling place offers protection as well as a place to speak to Adonai, in the name of Yeshua through prayer. Even-though, we are living in an ever-increasing dark world, we don’t have to fear for no disaster will happen to us and Adonai will answer us when we speak to Him.

Furthermore, Adonai says in Verse 16, He will show us His salvation. The Hebrew word for “salvation” in Verse 16 is בִּישׁוּעָתִי -B’Yeshuati. Adonai keeps His promises and we receive salvation through Yeshua   (ישׁוּעָ) who is the Mashiach and King of Israel.

There have been rocket attacks on Israel from the Sinai Desert in recent weeks. Please pray for the protection of Israelis and people affected by conflict.

 

Tehillim 91 (Complete Jewish Bible version)

1 You who live in the shelter of ‘Elyon, who spend your nights in the shadow of Shaddai,

2 who say to ADONAI, “My refuge! My fortress! My God, in whom I trust!”

3 he will rescue you from the trap of the hunter and from the plague of calamities;

4 he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his truth is a shield and protection.

5 You will not fear the terrors of night or the arrow that flies by day,

6 or the plague that roams in the dark, or the scourge that wreaks havoc at noon.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but it won’t come near you.

8 Only keep your eyes open, and you will see how the wicked are punished.

9 For you have made ADONAI, the Most High, who is my refuge, your dwelling-place.

10 No disaster will happen to you, no calamity will come near your tent;

11 for he will order his angels to care for you and guard you wherever you go.

12They will carry you in their hands, so that you won’t trip on a stone.

13 You will tread down lions and snakes, young lions and serpents you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he loves me, I will rescue him; because he knows my name, I will protect him.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in trouble. I will extricate him and bring him honor.

16 I will satisfy him with long life and show him my salvation.”

 

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Walking with ADONAI

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

This week, I’m reading about walking with the God of Israel. In Genesis 5:21 to 24, we read about Hanokh (Enoch) who was 65 years at the time when he fathered his first born Metushelach. Then he walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Hanokh lived a total of 365 years and then “he wasn’t there, because God took him”.

Although, this section about Hanokh’s life is only a couple of verses, it really points to the essence of how our relationship with Adonai should be. We should walk with God, instead of following man-made religious rules and procedures that only pull us away from Adonai. Thus, we should trust  (Hebrews 11:5) and walk with God. The Bible and the Ruach ha Kodesh will show you how to walk with God.

It’s also interesting that Hanokh lived 365 years. The number “365” is obviously the same number as the days in a calendar year.

My conclusion is this: place your trust in Yeshua ha Mashiach, read the Bible and walk with God 365 (everyday).

 

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This Shabbat I’m reading about … Jewish and want to accept Yeshua as the Mashiach? No worries!

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

In Romans 11, Paul uses the analogy of an olive tree, whereby he refers to the Jewish people as the natural branches of a cultivated olive tree. If Jews accept Yeshua as the Mashiach, they are “grafted back into their own olive tree” (Romans 11:24). There is no need to be converted to another religion, because if you are born a Jew, you will die a Jew, but by accepting Yeshua ha Mashiach you will have life. You will be completely Jewish. So, we welcome you into the remnant (Romans 11:5).

For Gentiles, you are grafted into the cultivated olive tree as wild branches (Romans 11:17). Yeshua broken down the division between Jews and Gentiles whereby Gentiles are fellow citizens with God’s people (Ephesians 2:19). Fantastic, isn’t it?

Thus, we are all part of Israel! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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The dry bones

In memory of the millions of holocaust victims!
Out of the ashes, these dry bones regained hope, dignity and new life  by the establishment of the State of Israel! Salvation through Yeshua the Messiah has only reached a remnant of Israelis and we pray that all Israel will be saved (as stated in Romans 11: 26).
Ezekiel 37:
1 With the hand of ADONAI upon me, ADONAI carried me out by his Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley, and it was full of bones.
2 He had me pass by all around them – there were so many bones lying in the valley, and they were so dry!
3 He asked me, “Human being, can these bones live?” I answered, “Adonai ELOHIM! Only you know that!”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones! Say to them, ‘Dry bones! Hear what ADONAI has to say!
5 To these bones Adonai ELOHIM says, “I will make breath enter you, and you will live.
6 I will attach ligaments to you, make flesh grow on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you. You will live, and you will know that I am ADONAI.”‘”
7 So I prophesied as ordered; and while I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound; it was the bones coming together, each bone in its proper place.
8 As I watched, ligaments grew on them, flesh appeared and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.
9 Next he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath! Prophesy, human being! Say to the breath that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘Come from the four winds, breath; and breathe on these slain, so that they can live.'”
10 So I prophesied as ordered, and the breath came into them, and they were alive! They stood up on their feet, a huge army!
11 Then he said to me, “Human being! These bones are the whole house of Isra’el; and they are saying, ‘Our bones have dried up, our hope is gone, and we are completely cut off.’
12 Therefore prophesy; say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘My people! I will open your graves and make you get up out of your graves, and I will bring you into the land of Isra’el.
13 Then you will know that I am ADONAI – when I have opened your graves and made you get up out of your graves, my people!
14 I will put my Spirit in you; and you will be alive. Then I will place you in your own land; and you will know that I, ADONAI, have spoken, and that I have done it,’ says ADONAI.”
15 The word of ADONAI came to me:
16 “You, human being, take one stick and write on it, ‘For Y’hudah and those joined with him [among] the people of Isra’el.’ Next, take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosef, the stick of Efrayim, and all the house of Isra’el who are joined with him.’
17 Finally, bring them together into a single stick, so that they become one in your hand.
18 When your people ask you what all this means,
19 tell them that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Efrayim, together with the tribes of Isra’el who are joined with him, and put them together with the stick of Y’hudah and make them a single stick, so that they become one in my hand.’
20 The sticks on which you write are to be in your hand as they watch.
21 Then say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says: ‘I will take the people of Isra’el from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land.

22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Isra’el; and one king will be king for all of them. They will no longer be two nations, and they will never again be divided into two kingdoms.

23 “‘They will never again defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, or any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all the places where they have been living and sinning; and I will cleanse them, so that they will be my people, and I will be their God.

24 My servant David will be king over them, and all of them will have one shepherd; they will live by my rulings and keep and observe my regulations.

25 They will live in the land I gave to Ya’akov my servant, where your ancestors lived; they will live there – they, their children, and their grandchildren, forever; and David my servant will be their leader forever.
26 I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give to them, increase their numbers, and set my sanctuary among them forever.
27 My home will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
28 The nations will know that I am ADONAI, who sets Isra’el apart as holy, when my sanctuary is with them forever.'”
John 1: 45 – 49:
45 Philip found Natan’el and told him, “We’ve found the one that Moshe wrote about in the Torah, also the Prophets — it’s Yeshua Ben-Yosef from Natzeret!”
46 Natan’el answered him, “Natzeret? Can anything good come from there?” “Come and see,” Philip said to him.
47 Yeshua saw Natan’el coming toward him and remarked about him, “Here’s a true son of Isra’el — nothing false in him!”
48 Natan’el said to him, “How do you know me?” Yeshua answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”

49 Natan’el said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Isra’el!”

ישוע חי

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Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, ‘As I live,’ swears Adonai ELOHIM, ‘I take no pleasure in having the wicked person die, but in having the wicked person turn from his way and live. So repent! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, house of Isra’el?’

יא  אֱמֹר אֲלֵיהֶם חַי-אָנִי נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, אִם-אֶחְפֹּץ בְּמוֹת הָרָשָׁע, כִּי אִם-בְּשׁוּב רָשָׁע מִדַּרְכּוֹ, וְחָיָה:  שׁוּבוּ שׁוּבוּ מִדַּרְכֵיכֶם הָרָעִים, וְלָמָּה תָמוּתוּ–בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל.  {פ}

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Be merciful unto me – חנני

 

Be merciful unto me

( Based on Psalm 57 )

Be merciful unto me O God,
be merciful unto me, for my soul trusts in you.
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge,
till the calamities pass by.

I will cry out to God most high,
to God who rewards me,
He will send his help from heaven and save me.

Your grace is great to the heavens,
and Your truth is lifted to the clouds.
I will give thanks to You, Oh Lord,
among peoples, I will sing to you among the nations.

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Malachi 4:4

ADONAI-Tzva’ot says: 
4“Remember the Torah of Moshe my servant, which I enjoined on him at Horev, laws and rulings for all Isra’el. (Malachi 4:4)
YESHUA haMashiach says:
17 “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete.
18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah — not until everything that must happen has happened.
19 So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. (Mattityahu 5:17)