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Favor

And Yeshua grew in his stature and in his wisdom and in FAVOR with Eloah and men.(Luke 2:52 HRV, emphasis mine)


Let not kindness and truth forsake you – Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, thus finding FAVOUR and good insight In the eyes of Elohim and man.” (Proverbs 3:3-4 The Scriptures [ISR], emphasis mine)



Most of us have been taught friendship with the world means being in opposition and an enemy to YHWH(see James 4:4), and to some extent, this is correct.However, ‘favor’ is something completely different from friendship.Noah Webster defines favor as:“to regard with kindness; to support; to aid or have the disposition to aid; to wish success to; to befriend; to encourage; to be merciful to” (American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828).
Favor with ABBA Father is evident every time a prayer or petition is answered, every time a need is met, and a care is dealt with.Favor with YHWH Elohim is His grace: undeserved, unearned, freely…

His NAME is for all Eternity

O Lord, YOUR NAME is eternal; and the memory of You will have no end.”(Psalm 135:13 BBE, emphasis mine)
In the Hebrew language, a person’s ‘name’ is not JUST for identity purposes, so that others can recognize who he/she is.A person’s name is a description of WHO, and WHAT, that person is; the name will say something about the character of the individual.So, when YHWH Elohim is telling us that HIS name is for all eternity, He is also telling us that the person BEHIND the name is of a continuous existence, and will never cease to be.
The “El-Gibbor”, the ALL-Mighty God, will always be ALL-Mighty, for that is His character, and that is His name.The “El-Shaddai”, the ALL Sufficient God, will always be ALL-Sufficient, willing to meet ALL of our needs, for that is WHO He is.He is the “El Yeshuati”, the God of our Salvation, for that is also His name, and from everlasting to everlasting, that will never change.And He is the “El Olam”, the EVERLASTING God, the One who has no beginning, and no…

I Do Not Change

All Scripture is breathed by Elohim and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of Elohim might be fitted, equipped for every good work.” (2Timothy 3:16-17, The Scriptures, ©ISR)
For I am the Lord, I do not change …” (Malachi 3:6 Amp)

I have been “born again” for approximately 30 years, and have been teaching YHWH’s Word, either in writing, or orally, for more than 20 years.For several of those 20 years, I devoted time to the research of the origin of the Christian Bible, as to how and when it was translated.Accuracy is always questionable, especially when we look at all of the many versions available today.There are many reference books on hand for the reader on this subject; I will not engage in a debate as to who, what, when and why.It is because of the research that I have done that I now limit my Bible use to a few select translations: THE HEBRAIC-ROOTS VERSION SCRIPTURES (by James Scott Trimm); the JEWISH STUDY B…

WHO Are You Hearing?

“What has been is what will be, what has been done is what will be done, and THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. Is there something of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It existed already in the ages before us.”(Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 CJB, emphasis mine)
When the serpent appeared to Eve in the Garden, his plan was to twist and pervert the WORD that YHWH had given to these first humans, causing them to doubt the sincerity and integrity of the Father (see Genesis 3:1-5).When Messiah Y’shua was tempted in the wilderness by the adversary, it was the same plan and purpose that was used in the Garden.Twisting and perverting the TORAH, the WORD of God (see Luke 4:1-13), the adversary tried to trick and trap our Lord.
Please understand, brothers and sisters, our adversary (the devil) is very familiar with the WORD of YHWH, and knows it backwards, forward, and inside out.He has studied God’s Word since it was first spoken, which is why he is able to so easily pervert and twist it.
Cults and fal…

No Account

“{Love}… takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].” (1Corinthians 13:5 Amp, insert mine)

There is recounted for us a story in the Old Testament, of how ten brothers, jealous of a younger one, sold THIS younger brother into slavery, never expecting to see him again (Genesis 37:12-36).‘But GOD had other plans, and worked all things together for the good of everyone concerned (Romans 8:28).YHWH used these very circumstances for the deliverance of the entire family, teaching a significant lesson to all concerned.This younger brother, Joseph, rose from the status of a lowly slave in a prison, to that of prime minister of ALL of Egypt, never holding a grudge against his brothers for what they did to him (Genesis 45:5-9; 50:19-20).Joseph’s trust was in his Adon Elohim, knowing that God would turn all things around for good, because he trusted in the One who cannot lie (The Lord was WITH Joseph – Genesis 39:2-3, 21,23; 41:38).

I have asked myself if I …

My Support

“I took my rest in sleep, and then again I was awake; for the Lord was my support.” (Psalm 3:5 ERV)

Some years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, my husband and I took some ‘time out’ to visit Hoover Dam.Construction was, at that time, in progress on the Hoover Dam Bypass Project, which consisted of an ENORMOUS bridge a short ways downstream of the dam.The purpose of this bridge was to eventually carry the bulk of traffic back and forth from Nevada and Arizona, diverting them away from crossing over the narrow dam.
The span of this bridge was awe-inspiring, and I did not envy the workers up there at that height.I later learned (thank you, Wikipedia!) that the bridge is some 900 feet above the Colorado River (gives me the shudders), and is the longest concrete arch in the western hemisphere.It is the first of its kind to be built in the United States – a concrete and steel composite arch bridge – and is the second highest bridge in the nation.
Without that foundation of concrete and steel, ther…

TRUTH

“Still, you want TRUTH in the inner person; so make me know wisdom in my inmost heart.”(Psalm 51:6 CJB, emphasis mine)
̛Emet” (Strong’s #H571) is the Hebrew word for ‘truth’, and it is a foundational word to LIFE.In the Hebrew language, the word ̛emet” is spelled with three letters, the first, middle, and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet.Ancient Jewish wisdom has interpreted this to mean that truth bonds everything YHWH created together, from the first to the last, including ALL that is in the middle.Truth denotes a dependability, a reliability, a trustworthiness, and something, or someone, that you can stake your life on.And that is exactly what we do, when we take our Messiah Y’shua at HIS word:
“Yeshua said, "I AM the Way — and THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE; no one comes to the Father except through me.”(John 14:6 CJB, emphasis mine)
However, truth is also an intense light (see John 8:12), and will bring under inspection certain areas of our lives that might not be lining up quite …

Parched

I spread forth my hands unto You; my soul thirsts after You, as a weary land. Selah” (Psalm 143:6 HRV)


The drought conditions we have been experiencing in parts of the United States during the last three years has been an on again/off again story.The resulting fires caused by the dry conditions has been heart breaking, as we watch families lose their homes, belongings, and even their lives, to these merciless forces of nature.A lack of water IN, and ON, the land is a serious and critical issue, one that we have little means of alleviating in our own human capacity.It is YHWH Elohim , the Lord God, who gives us rain in due season, but when the heavens are shut up, we pray, and trust in our Creator.

However, consider, if you would, the lack of ‘spiritual’ water in our personal lives.THIS water is NOT in short supply, and we have no reason for a ‘dry’ condition in our spirit man.If we have searched our hearts, and KNOW that there is nothing to hinder fellowship with our ‘YAH’ (Psalm 139:…

Great Was The Fall

“And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell--and great and complete was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:27 Amp)

Several years ago, my husband and I suffered through a particularly severe storm, which announced itself with loud, howling winds.One of our older cottonwood trees (it stood by the creek that runs through the bottom part of our property) was snapped off approximately 6 feet above the ground, just like it was a tooth-pick. What was equally shocking to see was how rotten the inside of this tree was.Most of the main part of the trunk was hollow with rot, while the upper part of the tree seemed firm and full of life, covered with leaves, and gave the appearance of health.
My husband and I stood and contemplated this tree for about a week, where it had fallen: half on one side of the creek, and the remaining half on the other side of the creek, with many, many branches trailing IN the creek.We praised ABBA Father for the steep side…

To Listen

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, King of the universe, who gives us ears to hear, and a heart that is willing and eager to be obedient to Your Word.Our desire is to wait upon You, to listen for YOUR voice, and to follow – not only the instructions written down for us in Your TORAH, but also those instructions You confirm to us in the night seasons.Like Samuel, let us always reply: “Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.”And let us not waver, but be quick to follow the Word that is given – YOUR Word is LIFE!


Prov 20:12; Dan 1:17; 1Sam 3:10; Ps 119:50; John 6:68 ©2013

To Hear Your Voice

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and DILIGENTLY shall find me.”(Proverbs 8:17 Amp, emphasis mine)

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you; keep seeking, and you will find; keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps asking receives; he who keeps seeking finds; and to him who keeps knocking, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 CJB)
It is a fairly common saying among the Spirit-filled community that the Father “knows how to get our attention when He needs to”, a saying that I have been guilty of using myself.In reality, however, this phrase is really a form of arrogance, and certainly a sign of laziness and complacency in our relationship with the ONE who created us.According to the opening verses above, it is OUR responsibility to seek YHWH Elohim, to seek HIS wisdom, HIS fellowship, HIS direction and guidance, and even HIS daily instructions.We seek Him out because we love Him, because He is our ALL in all, never out of obl…

The Best

“Love … is ever ready to believe the BEST of every person …” (1Corinthians 13:7 Amp, emphasis mine)


Noah Webster defines ‘gossip’ as “one who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler” (American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828).A very dangerous practice, as often what is told is the amended truth, and this ‘new’ version may have destroyed lives in the retelling.Ancient Jewish Wisdom condemns this practice of gossip, even to the one who listens, for it is criticizing and maligning one that is made in the image of God.
“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.” (Proverbs 16:28 NLT)
When we walk in YHWH Elohim’s love, we CHOOSE, by a deliberate act of our will, to NOT listen to, or accept, the negative reports concerning people that we know and love.Instead, we choose to believe in the saving grace of our Messiah Y’shua, knowing that He is not “desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned fr…

Draw Near

Let us DRAW NEAR with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”(Hebrews 10:22 WoY, emphasis mine)


In the Greek New Testament, the word translated for us in this verse as ‘draw near’ is one word: “proserchomai” (Strong’s #G4334), and has a rich meaning to it.Within the phrase ‘draw near’, we find the concept of coming TO someone, approaching them, with the desire to have a conversation.When used in reference to YHWH Elohim, the phrase implies “coming to God, drawing near to Him in prayer, sacrifice, worship, devotion of heart and life, with the intention of becoming His disciple and follower” (Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament ©1992).
However, there is a condition that must FIRST be met BEFORE we are able to draw near to our ABBA Father.We must appropriate for ourselves the cleansing blood of Messiah Y‘shua, and allow His blood to remove all of the sin stains that are still lingering …