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Biblical Judaism vs Rabbinical Judaism

If you are interested in finding out more about the origins of Rabbinical Judaism and why [some*] Jews don’t believe in Yeshua. [I had to write the word “some” as I’m a Jewish believer in Yeshua, I was born Jewish and I didn’t believe in Yeshua growing up, but later accepted Him as my  Jewish Messiah and I’m still and always will be Jewish]. The discussion on Rabbinical Judaism starts around 16’50.

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Psalm 23 in Hebrew

Psalm 23 is probably one of the most famous psalms. Written by King David, this psalm has inspired painters and even composers such as Johnn Sebastian bach to compose music to the words. But have you heard the words in Hebrew?

Israeli Band, Miqedem has recently released a new album called “Vol II” and
Psalm 23 is one of the featured songs. Enjoy!  The other songs from Vol II are also amazing!

Halleluyah!

 

This Shabbat

Psalm 18 – I love you, ADONAI, my strength! 

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

It’s a busy time of the year for me and I’d just wanted to write a quick post to say that I hope you and your family have a blessed and peaceful Shabbat!

We read in Psalm 18 1 to 3 these words by King David:

1 For the leader. By David the servant of ADONAI, who addressed the words of this song to ADONAI on the day when ADONAI delivered him from the power of all his enemies, including from the power of Sha’ul. He said: “I love you, ADONAI, my strength! 
2 “ADONAI is my Rock, my fortress and deliverer, my God, my Rock, in whom I find shelter, my shield, the power that saves me, my stronghold. 
3 I call on ADONAI, who is worthy of praise; and I am saved from my enemies
We always hear and read that ADONAI / Yeshua / Jesus loves us, but here we read King David expressing his love towards ADONAI. I wish we could see, read and hear more of this in the world.
This is me…caught in the act of taking a photo on a beach 😊

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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.