The Dumb Spirit

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Detail of a stained glass window featuring a representation of the Tetragrammaton installed in Grace Episcopal Church soon after 1868 when the church was built in Decorah, Iowa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 “Not by might nor by power but by My Ruach [Spirit] says YHVH tzevaoth [hosts or
armies] [Zecharyah -Zechariah4:6]

It is by His Spirit that we speak, claim,
prophesy, & expect miracles in our lives.

As we declare that which already exists in heavens[ His blessings, financial favor, healing, new body parts, and so on]  His messengers the angels give heed to His voice and His word on our tongue and in our heart.  They hear us decree YHVH’S will for our lives, to give us life abundant in joy, peace, and so they come to bring heaven in earth!

If we believe in Yeshua, He gives us the keys to the kingdom of heaven: repent; believe, receive; ask, pray, knock, seek, obey and trust! These keys do open doors to heaven and blessings do come!

On the other hand, we can have a dumb spirit in
us if we are not giving testimony, speaking the Word, prophesying,
praying for others, preaching the gospel, nor loving others nor Elohim Almighty God.
For example, there are  2 blind men [for the 2 houses of Yisra’el] in Matthew 9:27,
who followed Yeshua,  as they shouted to Him , “Ben David, Son of David! Take pity on us!”
They did knock, seek & find Him. It says when Yeshua entered the
house, the blind men came up. What house? Y’shua entered their house,
their temple, of the Ruach .  When Y’shua ben David entered their house,
they were spiritually blind . He touched the 2 blind men’s eyes,
& their spiritual sight was restored. Their dumb spirit was gone too,
for “…they went away & talked about Him throughout the district.”
They may have even brought a demon possessed man to Yeshua, for it
says:

              ” As they were going, a man controlled by a
demon & unable to speak was brought to Yeshua. After the demon was
expelled the man who had been dumb spoke & the crowds were amazed. ‘Nothing like this has ever been seen in Yisra’el!’ [Matthew 9:32-33] “.

The healed man, once bound & unable to speak, now amazed all of the 2 houses of Yisra’el.
Inability to speak about YHVH, to praise His Name, to glorify Him may
indicate a dumb spirit. Once this dumb spirit is gone by the Ru-ach
HaKodesh [the Holy Spirit] in the Name of Yeshua, we can speak to anyone, we can shout
from the rooftops, we can glorify & praise His Name wherever we are.
We are no longer bound.  When we are no longer bound, the Ru-ach has
freedom , & in freedom the Ru-ach reigns, & miracles happen.

“Then some people brought Him a man controlled by demons who was blind & mute; & Yeshua [ben David] healed him, so he could both speak & see. [Matthew 12:22]”

  •   “Dumb” does not refer to one’s mental capacity ; rather dumb is the state of voluntary or involuntary stillness of voice, as in tongue-tied or speechless. In Hebrew, dumb is “il-ame’ ” from “aw-lam“.

Moshe complained to YHVH, saying he was a terrible speaker &
stuttered. YHVH told him , who gives a person a mouth?

“Who makes a person deaf or dumb, keen-sighted or blind? Isn’t it I , YHVH? Now,
therefore, go; & I will be with your mouth & will teach you what
to say [Exodus 4:10-12]”.

This should encourage anyone who feels they
can neither preach nor teach the Word.

Involuntary stillness of voice also came to the Zecharyah , priest in the Temple, in
Luke 1:20, as he was visited by Gavri’el the angel [Luke 1:8-19].
Z’charyah feared & doubted when told Elisheva [Elizabeth] would bear
a son, who would bring joy & delight, & turn many of the people
of Yisrael to YHVH. “Now because you don’t believe what I said, which
will be fulfilled when the time comes, you will be silent, unable to speak until
the day these things take place.” Once he believed, his mouth opened,
& Z’charyah prophesied a heartfelt blessing on his newborn,
Yochannan [John the Immerser].

“And his mouth was opened immediately, & his tongue loosed & he spoke & praised YHWH.”

“And …Z’charyah was filled with the Ruach Hakodesh, and prophesied, saying…”. [v.64-79]
Miracles still happen. The Messiah & the Immerser came to prepare
us for the Kingdom of Heaven.  With repentence and a clean spirit within
us, the Ru-ach Hakodesh, we no longer should have a dumb spirit. We are
saved, bestowed with mercies, & delivered, that we might serve YHVH
without fear, in set-apartness & righteousness before Him, all the
days of our lives. We are ordained or appointed & anointed to go
before the face of Master YHVH Yeshua to prepare His ways; to give the
knowledge of salvation to His people , to give Light to them that sit in
darkness & in the shadow of death. Amen.

Thanks for the tender mercies of our Eloah! We have been visited by the Dayspring from on High! Halleluyah!

*originally posted  Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:10pm; edited

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English: It symbolizes the union of heaven and earth, the entrance to the dimension of God through music, and the name of YHWH written in Hebrew shows who the one true God who created everything that exists. Español: Simboliza la unión del cielo y la tierra, la entrada a la dimensión de Dios a través de la música,y el nombre de YHWH escrito en Hebreo demuestra quien es el único y verdadero Dios creador de todo lo que existe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Person to Person: We Strengthen in God through His Vest

A young girl who named herself “Cornflake” writes :

English: David anointed by Samuel

English: David anointed by Samuel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” Not even sure how to trust anyone anymore. Everyone disappoints. Even parents do.” “Pray God give me strength through all problems I’ve prayed every night for years but nothing’s worked. Pray for my family please. My parents constantly fight and scream over money. I’m scared! I don’t know why I wasted so much time pretending I didn’t care, I guess I just didn’t wanna feel like this. Help…give me wisdom”!

How do we “strengthen” ourselves in God alone, in battle, with the enemy seeking to destroy us?

David was in serious trouble : the people [ his 600 mighty men of war] were talking about stoning him to death, because all the people were in such deep grief, each man over his sons and daughters.

But David strengthened in the LORD his God.

David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Achimelech , “Please bring the ritual vest here to me.” ~ 1 Samuel 30:6-7]

What is the ritual vest [Exodus 39:1-21]?

  • The ritual vest is a covering of fine linen of blue, purple [for Royalty], scarlet [the Blood], over the blue robe  [blue for Heaven] of the priest.
  • It is called ‘ephod’ in Greek, and contained  1) twisted chains of  pure gold piercing gold rings [symbolic of pure Messiah pierced] attached at the 4 corners to a  2) squared and folded piece of fine linen [white for purity], called the judgement breastplate which was embezzled with engraved gems for each of the 12 tribes of Israel and also contained 3) the urim and thumim [oracular stones; Exodus 28:30].
  • The vest had 2 engraved stones on attached shoulder pieces  with 6 tribes on each stone, possibly onyx, in birth order [Exodus 28:6-10]  . Aaron and his sons were to wear it as a reminder  of Israel , as they went before Yahweh in prayer and atonement for sins [v.12]. Samuel the prophet-priest wore it, even as a child, in the house of Shiloh [tranquility; 1 Samuel 2:18].
  • David may have remembered Samuel  the prophet, speaking the Word of God, wearing the vest during priestly duties of sacrifices [Leviticus 1-8] in his circuit as judge including Beth-El [house of El, God], Gilgal [circuit, wheel, round] , and Mitzpah [tower of prayer, the watch] to Ramah [ a high place, in idol worship]; his anointing him with his horn of oil [ symbol of power of the Spirit on him, 1 Samuel 16:1 & 13 ]; the Feasts of Yahweh [Leviticus 23], where Samuel seeks Yahweh to shine His face and grant favor and mercies [rachamim, mercies ongoing; plural] on Israel. Samuel grieved over Saul, who turned his back on Yahweh and disobeyed his orders, practicing idolatry [1 Samuel 15: 10-12′ 22-23, 24-29].

The vest was worn to remember the sons  and sins of Israel as they carry their names before Yahweh ,”on his two shoulders” as a reminder. The shoulders carry the burden at the neck [shechem] and head.

Yeshua  Jesus the Messiah and our High Priest, our Intercessor, teaches us to come to Him and release our burdens , symbolized by the yoke oxen carry. He says

“Come to Me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I AM gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light [Matthew 11:28-29]. ”

“For what I desire is mercy, not sacrifices, knowledge of God more than burnt offerings [Hosea 6:6]”.

The urim and tumim were placed inside the pocket formed by the folded square linen of the breastplate for judging. 1) They would be over the priest’s heart when he goes into the presence of Yahweh. 2)  The ritual vest gave the priest the means for making decisions for the people of Israel over his heart when he is in the presence of Yahweh [Exodus 28:30].

Abiathar the son of Achimelech  the priest flees to David when he saves Ke’ilah [ Hebrew: ‘looting the threshing-floor’!], and brings the ritual vest.  David [loving] had sent Abiathar [Avyatar: abba or father of abundance; generous] the priest to bring the ritual vest to him to inquire of Yahweh about the approaching armies of King Saul, ready to ambush him and his men in Ke’ilah. David asks,

“Yahweh Elohim of Israel, your servant has certainly heard that Saul intends to come to Ke’ilah and destroy the city just to get me. Will the men of Ke’ilah turn me over to him? Will Sha’ul [Saul: asked, in Hebrew!] come down, as your servant has heard? Yahweh Elohim of Israel, please tell your servant! [1 Samuel 23:10-11]”.

Yahweh answers his inquiry , maybe shining the lights in the vest, the urim for “yes” and the thumim for “no”, its counterfeit the  pagan “crystal  8 ball” ! Yahweh tells David Ke’ilah will hand them over, so David and his men flee and are saved once again from the spear of Sha’ul.

“…the judgement on you shines out like light. [Hosea 6:5c]”!priest vest

The saga of David continues for our instruction:

  • Not wanting to kill Saul, David flees many times, hiding in camps and caves, and even a sanctuary of Nob [1 Samuel 21:1-8]!  David has victory many times when he consults with Yahweh first!
  • However, when he flees behind enemy lines to hide, David does not inquire of God. He “says to himself“, “One day Sha’ul will sweep me away. The best thing for me to do is escape into the territory of the Philistim. Then Sha’ul will give up trying to find me here or there in Israel’s territory, and at last I’ll be free of him! [1 Samuel 27: 1]”. The lies of the enemy are to rob joy of salvation and a relationship with God!
  • David and Saul

    David and Saul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • He deceives the Philistine King Akish with lies that he and his men are raiding the desert camps of Judah, Caleb’s Kenites, and his brother. Meanwhile he is raiding lands of the Geshuri, the Gizri and the Amaleki [v.8, 9-11].
  • Saul does stop searching for David there, but God allows an even greater enemy to come in. Once we stop seeking Him, the hedge of protection gets lifted!
  • Ziglag is gifted to David by King Akish [27:5,6] because he likes David and trusts him [v.12]
  • “In due time” [28:1] for a ‘testing’ the Philistines assemble their armies for war against Israel. David joins as King Akish’s “personal bodyguard”, in conflict of interest.
  • For this lie and “conflict of interest“, the other chiefs of the Philistines protested: “this is David; the Israelites used to dance and sing about him [29:4-5]”. He might be a ‘double agent’ and kill them!
  • Akish, who views David “as an angel of God ” [v.9], relents and sends him  and his men ‘home’.
  • Ziglag is raided and sacked with everything including women and children taken, by the Ameleki! Nothing is left when David and his men arrive. Ziglag is burnt to the ground. All cry aloud “until they had no power to cry [v.4]”! David’s 2 wives and others gone!
  • So David is in “serious trouble” with his fellow ‘followers’; they all lost their families.
  • What should David do?  [What would we do? ] 600 mighty warriors in grief!
  1. David remembers Yahweh, as he so often does in his psalms or songs. Yahweh is Sovereign, Healer, Deliverer , Savior, and Shepherd, Holy and due praise on the lyre! [Book 1, Psalms  of David, 1-41]
  2. David recalls Yahweh’s mercies as the Vindicator and Rescuer  He is Strong and Mighty and faithful , to respond in support and forgive him out of all his distress and put his feet on higher ground [Book 2, Psalms of David, 51-71].
  3. David prays as in Psalm 86, for preservation as his servant, “to take pity” for “I cry to You all day” ; to “forget none of His benefits”: He forgives all offenses, heals all diseases, redeems your life from the pit, surrounds you with grace and compassion [Psalm 101, 103], as our Father and Judge.
  4. David calls on no one else.  He strengthens himself in Yahweh his God Elohim!
  5. Then David says to Avyatar the priest the son of Achimelech [Akimelek, brother of the king, in Hebrew], “Please bring the ritual vest“!
  6. Then David consults Yahweh. He asks, “Should I go in pursuit of these raiders [of Ziglag, the Ameleki]? Will I catch up with them? [1 Samuel 30:8]”. Yahweh answers him, by saying “Go”! They cross the creek B’sor [Hebrew for refreshing, cheerful], leave 200 men to refresh and with 400 men are led to victory!
  7. David becomes King and dances with joy bringing the ark of Yahweh into the City of David,  Mt. Zion, Jerusalem:

“Then David danced and spun around with abandon before Yahweh, wearing a linen ritual vest. So David and all the house of Israel brought the Ark of Yahweh up with shouting and the sound of the trumpet [2 Samuel 6:14, 15]”.

So my dear Cornflake, strengthen yourself in God. Adore Him, Meditate on His Word, Accept all the blessings He wants to give you, Trust Him and Obey His commandments, to love Him and your neighbor. As for your parents, we pray they also meet the Savior, receive forgiveness for their sins, be washed in the blood of Yeshua. Amein. And Cornflake, don’t forget to put on your ritual vest:

“So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing.

Therefore stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom [peace, blessing, health, contentment].

Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.

And take the helmet of deliverance, along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is the Word of God;

As you pray at all times, with all kinds of prayers and requests, in the Spirit, vigilantly and persistently, for all God’s people [Ephesians 6:13-18]”!

May the God of abundance bless you!

David, King Over All Israel, as in 2 Samuel 5:...

David, King Over All Israel, as in 2 Samuel 5:1-12, illustration from a Bible card published 1896 by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The 7 Sons, a Hidden Mystery Revealed

King David [Daw-viyd, loving] was the 7th son of Yishai [Yishay, Iy-shah-iy, extant, to exist;Jesse] and ruled 7 years in Hebron  and 33 years in Yerushalayim, as king. Sometime afterward, there were 7 sons born to a “son” of David, Elyo‘einai , El-yow-ey-nay, “toward Yah are my eyes“, 2 Chronicles 3:24.

A page from a 14th century German Haggadah

A page from a 14th century German Haggadah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was I lead to a hidden mystery in the ‘7 sons’. Yeshua said to search the Scriptures. So I searched the hidden meanings for “the sons of Elyo’einai: Hodavyahu, Elyashiv, P’layah, ‘Akuv, Yochanan, D’layah, and ‘Anani–seven [2 Chron. 2:34]”.

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  1. Hodavyahu, Ho-dav-yahu: [hode=grandeur] a royal descendant; majesty of  our Yah!  5 Hodavyahu’s in Scriptures
  2. Elyashiv, 7x’s name ascribed: “Yah will restore“, El-ya-shiv;  from SC#7725 shuwv: turn back
  3. P’layah, 3x’s ascribed, here and in Nehemiah 8, 10: Pe-law-yah, “Yah has distinguished“; from paw-lah, to separate, make great, wonderful, miracles
  4. Akuv, 5x’s ascribed, Ezra, Nehemiah 7,8 ; Akkub [KJV] : insidious sly – treacherous – guileful – crafty – perfidious, in a slow-cunning-way; from ‘akav: to swellout, seize by the heel, circumvent, restrain, as if “holding the heel”! [who else but Ya’akov the supplanter!]
  5. Yochanan, 11x’s ascribed names, including “John”! {and me! }[Yochananah, fem.]: Ye-how-chanan, “Yehovah has favored“; from “chanan“, to bend over, stoop, show mercies
  6. D’layah, only used here; De-law-yah, “Yah has delivered” or “Yah has lifted up“; from daw-law, to dangle, let down a bucket for drawing out water; remember Rav Sha’ul, who was ‘delivered’ by brothers lowering him in a bucket from a window!
  7. Anani, used once; A-naw-niy, cloudy; a cloud-covering sky , nimbus and thunder clouds; from anan, aw-nan: to cover, act covertly, practice magic, enchanter, soothsayer, sorcerer!

The mother of 7 sons grows faint,

panting in despair;

her sun [pun for son?] has gone down while it’s still daytime; she is disgraced and bewildered.

And the rest of them I will give to the sword,

 to their enemies,” says Yahweh. [Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 15:9]

The 7 sons of Elyo’einai , progeny of David , give us a hidden or “sod” message:

  • Toward Yah should be my eyes,
  • as I behold His majesty and grandeur;
  • Yah will restore as I turn back to Him.
  • He alone will distinguish me, separate me, make me great, for He is wonderful of miracles
  • Lest I swell out, become arrogant, haughty, seize by the heel rather than by the heart
  • Yah alone grants favor, rachamim [mercies ongoing], exalts the humble, shines His face; gives shalom [peace, contentment, blessings, health]
  • Yah lifts me up from the pit, the miry clay; sets my feet on the Rock; establishes the Way; shines His lamp; anoints me, fills me with His oil, His ‘Ruach HaKodesh‘, Holy Spirit; out of me flows ‘Rivers of Living Waters’
  • Dark clouds and thunder of Yah will cover me if I act covertly, practice magic, use enchantment, a soothsayer, or sorcerer.Image

Yirmeyahu [ “Yah will rise” ] was told by Yahweh to stop praying for “this people”. But Yahweh never forgets His child “Israel” and He will save them [Isaiah 49, 53]. We must continue to be His witness of love and rachamim. We all sin and need salvation through Yeshua, {“He will save”, short for SC#3091, Yehoshua, Yehovah-Saved}.

“Don’t you see what they are doing in the cities of Y’hudah and in the streets of Yerushalayim? The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven [Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Eastore, Mary]; and, just to provoke Me, they pour out drink offerings to other gods! Are they really provoking Me”, asks Yahweh, ” or are they provoking themselves to their own ruin?” [Yirmeyahu 7:16-19]

Yehovah’s anger and fury will be poured out but He saves!

“So I went in and looked, and there, carved on the walls all around, were every kind of reptile and repulsive animal [unclean], along with all the idols of the house of Israel. Standing in front of them were 70 of the leading men of the house of Israel-in the center stood Ya’azanyahu  [heard of Yah; Ja’azaniah, Jezaniah; a chief Rechabite, Yirmeyahu 35:3] the son of Shaphan. Each man had his incense-burner in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up.” [Yechezk’el – Ezekiel 8:7-18]

The 70 leaders of His House as the 7 th son have left the glory of Yah and are covered with darkness, idol worship instead. They even say in their hearts, “Yah can not see us”, lets follow Tammuz and worship the sun between the porch and the altar [v.14-16].

We must let go of pagan habits which invade our lives. We must follow and turn back to Yahweh, our Elohim, full of majesty and grandeur. May we say, ” my eye is toward Yah” and behold His glory. May He cleanse us of all iniquity, shine His face on us, and grant us favor and shalom. May we follow His Resurrected One, for he that has Him has Life. It is Yeshua who points us back to Yahweh. May we be obedient in keeping His Torah, for He has come to fulfill the prophecies of Him in it. He is the Passover !

It only takes a little hametz [ leavening, yeast=sin ] to leaven a whole batch of dough. Get rid of the old hametz, so that you can be a new batch of dough, because in reality, you are unleavened [as a believer in Yeshua]. For our Pesach [Passover] lamb, the Messiah [Anointed One, the Christ] has been sacrificed. So let us celebrate the Sedar [Passover service meal of order] not with leftover hametz, the hametz of wickedness and evil, but with the matzoh [unleavened bread] of purity and truth.” [ 1 Corinthians 5:6-8]

Chag Pesach Semeach, Joyous Feast of Passover, followed by Feast of Unleavened Bread [Exodus 12, Numbers 9, Deuteronomy 16, Joshua 5, 2 Kings 23, 2 Chronicles 30, 35, Ezra 6, Ezekiel 45, Matthew 26, Luke 22, John 2, 6, 11, 13, 18:28 & 39, 19:14, and Hebrews 11:28, and Acts 12:4 Passover as Pesach]Image

Accept all He wants to give, Meditate on Him and His Word, Adore Him, Trust & Obey!

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English: Matzah Bread (unleavened flatbread for Passover/Pesach). Français : Pain Azyme (pain non-levé pour la Pâque juive : Pessah) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Matzoh, unleavened bread,

without leavening, something to make it rise, for “it” rises in Yeshua, the Bread or Matzoh!

The leavening =sin, so a Bread sinless is He!

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Cinnamon, Red & Hot!

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And Yahweh spoke to Moshe, saying, ‘And take for yourself choice spices…250 [shekels or 6.25 lbs] of sweet smelling cinnamon…[Exodus 30:23]

And you shall make from these a qodesh [holy] anointing oil…[v.25].

 

  • Cinnamon is the 2nd spice or herb mentioned for the anointing oil. [Myrrh, the 1st,  represented the bitter sweet death of the Son of El Elyon, Yeshua, at Golgotha; given to Him as a babe, & used at His death.]
  • Cinnamon[cinnamomum verum] is from the small evergreen of laurel. It contains eugenol similar to clove or camphor oil, taken from young tree shoots or branches [~like the young spout from the root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:1] . Cinnamon leaves can be used like bay leaves.
  • The Hebrew for cinnamon is “kinna“, for jealousy, from burn to be zealous, and “min“, form or appearance : kinna min, the appearance of jealousy!
  • Cinnamon represents the red hot love, the holy passion, the godly jealousy for the honor and glory of Yahweh in a servant with the heart of righteousness: Yeshua!
  • See the righteous zeal and jealousy for the Father’s glory, John/ Yochanan 2:14-17 :

Yeshua found in the Temple those selling oxen & sheep & doves, & the moneychangers sitting.

And having made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the Temple, with the sheep & oxen, and poured out the moneychangers’ coins & overturned tables.

And He said to those selling doves, Take these away! Do not make the house of My Father a house of merchandise!

And His talmidim [disciples] remembered that it was written [in the Scriptures, TaNaKH], ‘ Because ardour  for Your house has eaten me up [Psalms 69:9]’ !

David, who looked forward to his Master Yeshua, in Psalms 110:1,  also declared :

I  walk around Your altar, O Yahweh, to raise a voice of thanksgiving, and to declare all Your wonders. Yahweh, I have loved the abode of Your House, and the place where Your esteem dwells {Psalms 26:6b-8}!

Holy love is the person of Yeshua through His death, shed blood and resurrection! He alone will purge the house of Yahweh! He is the lover of our souls, the Only Holy One who can truly cleanse us & set us on fire with His Spirit! His own temple, His body, He laid low in death, for us. Yeshua bore cruelty with the burning love of Yahweh!  He says to us now,

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Put me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm [as a signet ring];  For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave;  Its flames are flames of fire, A flame of YAH!  7 Many waters are unable to extinguish love & floods do not wash it away.  If one would give all the wealth of his house for love,  it would be utterly scorned [Song of Songs 8:6-7]!

So we see how cinnamon represents this “evergreen” ever unchanging devotion or zeal which never withers nor gives up on us! HalleluYah!

Cinnamon is great as a tea; it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. So try a cup of red hot cinnamon and spice up your life!

Cinnamon in the anointing oil represents, in conclusion, Yahweh’s holy jealousy for His honor and glory, in the heart of His Righteous Servant, Yeshua :

Yeshua said to them [the Pharisees], ‘You are those who declare yourselves righteous before men, but Elohim knows your hearts, because what is highly thought of among men is an abomination in the sight of Elohim…the reign of Elohim is being announced & everyone is doing violence upon it [Luke 16:15]!

Yeshua Ha MashiahBe a servant as passionate and zealous as Yeshua for the glory & honor of His Kingdom !

 

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Should We Be Familiar with “Familiar Spirits”?

 G-D Almighty said, You are going to possess…I Myself give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey. I AM YaHWeH your Elohim who has separated you from the peoples. [Leviticus 20:24]

He calls us to make a distinction between clean and unclean, but how are we to know what is unclean?

And you shall be qodesh [holy] to Me, for I YaHWeH am qodesh, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine. [v.26]

How do we become separate and stay holy and separate to Him?

And a man or a woman in whom there is a medium, or who are spiritists, shall certainly be put to death…Their blood is upon them. [v.27]

When you come into the land…do not learn to do according to the abominate-nations.

Let no one be found among you…pass through fire, practice divination, use magic, interpret omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritualist or one who calls up the dead!

For whoever does these are an abomination to YaHWeH…Be perfect…[Deuteronomy 18: 9-13]

“Familiar” spirit: #178 obe or ov from same as av, father! Signs of a familiar spirit are: prattling, mumbling; known as ‘water-skin’, a hollow sound, as from a jar [empty !] Works of the flesh are : adultery, whoring, uncleanness,  indecency, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like [Galatians 5:19-21]!

In 1 Samuel 28:7 King Saul [Sha’ul] requested a medium at Eyn Dor [Fountain of Dwelling], and disguised himself to visit her by night. The medium even reminded Saul how he outlawed mediums and spiritists. He begged her to bring up Samuel the prophet.  Saul then took a sword and fell on it, and lost his kingdom to David the son of Jesse  [v.16-19]!

The Spirit of YaHWeH is the Ruach, in Hebrew, wind, breath or exhalation!

The Ruach of YaHWeH had turned aside from Saul and an evil spirit from YaHWeH troubled him [1Samuel 16:14]. Even Saul’s servants noted an evil spirit and had him send for David, for YaHWeH was with him. David would take a lyre and sooth and refresh Saul, so that the evil spirit would leave Saul. David had been sent by Jesse with bread, wine and a goat kid, all symbolic of  communion in Messiah, the Passover lamb of YaHWeH. In contrast, the Spirit of YaHWeH  had left Saul, and come upon David the day Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him [v.13].

King Menashsheh [2 Chronicles 33:1-10] reigned 55 years but did much evil in the eyes of YaHWeH: rebuilt high places, raised up altars for the Ba’als ,  made asherim and bowed himself to all the hosts and served them. He even built altars in the Temple of YaHWeH, made his sons pass through fire, practiced magic and used divination and witchcraft and consulted mediums and spiritists! He was captured with hooks, bound with shackles, and taken to Babel. In distress, he cried for deliverance, sought Elohim, and humbled himself greatly and prayed to Him. Elohim was moved, heard his supplication and brought him back to Jerusalem into his reign!

The Spirit of G-D:   demonstrates [1 Corinthians 2:4]; dwells in us [3:16, 6:20]; is holy [7:34]; gives gifts [12:4]; manifestation [12:7]; gives words of wisdom [12:8], knowledge; faith[9], gifts of healing; baptizes [11]; one Spirit [13]; gives life [2 Corinthians 3:6]; of the LORD, liberty [17]; of faith[4:13]; earnest [5:5]; refreshes [7:13]; works [Galatians 3:2]; fruit in goodness [Ephesians 5:9];of promise [1:13]; wisdom [v.17]; fills us [v.18];  access to Him[2:18]; habitation of G-D through it [2:22]; in inner man [3:16]; bond of peace [4:3]; one [4:4]; renews, of our mind[v.23] supply, of Y’shua [Philippians 1:19]; fellowship [2:9]; worship in [3:3]; love in [Colossians 1:8]; Elohim sent [Gal.4:6]; according to [v.29]; wait through it [5:5]; walk in it [v.16]; flesh lusts versus it [v.17]; be led by it [v.18]; fruit of it [v.22: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness, self-control]; live in, walk in it [ v.25]; of meekness [6:1]; sow to it [v.8] ; given to us [1 Thessalonians 4:8]; quench it not![v.19]; sanctifies [2 Thes. 2:13]; justifies [1 Timothy 3:16]; not of fear! [2 Tim. 1:7]; eternal [Hebrews 9:14]; of grace [10:29];  meek, quiet [ 1 Peter 3:4]; quickens [3:18]; know [1John 4:2]; confesses, truth, given us [v.13]; =truth [5:6]; bears witness [v.6,8]; reaps

life everlasting!

These are the ones who cause divisions, not having the Ruach. But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up on your most holy [qodesh] belief, praying in the Ruach ha’Qodesh [Holy Spirit], keep yourselves in the love of Elohim…[Jude/ Yahudah 19-21].

The body without the Spirit [ Ruach] is dead [James /Ya’akov 2:26]!

The Spirit [Ruach] and the Bride say, Come! And he who hears, let him say, Come! And he who thirsts, Come! And he who desires it, take the water of life without paying! [Revelation/ Hazon 22:17]

Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim G-D, because many false prophets have gone out into the world! [1 John/Yohannan 4:1]

The Spirit of Elohim is His breath, so exhale and let Him come in!  Be ye holy! Beware of the games people play, horoscopes, astrology, psychics and charts. Dwell with Him and let Him revolutionize your life so out of it flows the fountain of youth, the living waters of eternal life!

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