Asher, Happiness & the Number 8

Are you “happy”? Are you supposed to be “happy”? What is “happiness”?avinu-shebashamayim-1-9-11

“Happy” as 1st seen in the Holy Scriptures is in Genesis 30: 12-13:

 Zilpah Leah’s slave-girl bore Jacob a 2nd son, and Leah said, ‘How happy [in Hebrew, ‘asher] I am! Women will say I am happy!’ and called him Asher.

Asher derives from the primitive Hebrew root ‘asher: to be straight, be level, right, or happy , to go forward, be honest, prosper, as also in Job 29:11, Psalms 72:17, Proverbs 31:28, and Malachi 3:12, 15.

 So, Asher is pronounce ‘ happy’ or call blessed, one who is honest and prosperous in right level way of living! If so, you are happy!

Asher” or happy is son #8, after Reuben #1 [see, a son]; Simeon #2 [Shi’mon, hearing]; Levi #3 [joining, attaching]; Judah #4 [Y’hudah, praise]; Dan #5 [He judged]; Naphtali #6 [my wrestling]; and Gad #7 [good fortune].

  • Message in the  8 sons of Jacob:

See [that God is good]  +Hear [His Word ] +Join or Marry [to God] +Praise [His Name] +Reason [Together with God, Isaiah 1:16] +Contend [fight the good fight of faith]—> Good Fortune and Happiness!                        100_3438 (1024x683)

  •  In Hebrew the number eight is (Sh’moneh), from the root (Shah’meyn), “to make fat,” “cover with fat,” “to super-abound.” “Fatness” symbolizes the blessing of abundance and oils and fats become poured out &  sacrificed by Jacob in chapter 28 and by the Levites later on.
  • Of Asher Moses says in Deuteronomy 33:24-25:

May Asher be most blessed of sons [out of Reuben, Judah, Levi, Benjamin, Joseph, Zebulon, Gad, Dan, Naphtali; Simeon (hearing)  and Issachar (reward) not mentioned; ] , May he be the favorite among his brothers and bathe his feet in oil. May your bolts be of iron and bronze and your strength last as long as you live.

  • Moses continues to teach “Yeshurun” the beloved one that there is “no one like God, riding through the heavens to help you [v.26]! “

The God of old is a dwelling-place, with everlasting arms beneath. He expelled the enemy before you and He said, “Destroy!” So Israel lives in security…Happy [‘asher, O thy happiness] are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by Yehovah, your defender helping you and your sword of triumph. Your enemies will cringe before you, but you will trample down their high places [Dt. 33:27-29].100_3365 (1024x683)

 

The queen of Sheba was breathless when she saw the wisdom and prosperity of Solomon in 1 Kings 10. In verse 8 she states how “happy your people must be, how happy these servants of yours who are always here attending  you and get to hear your wisdom! 9 Blessed be Yehovah your God, who took pleasure in you to put you on the throne of Israel.” She gave him 4 tons of gold!

How happy [‘asher] are we when we receive the Father’s spirit, the 7 as in Isaiah 11: 1-2: the same spirit  of Yehovah which rested on Yeshua Jesus the Messiah rests on and in us if we believe: with  His Spirit of wisdom, understanding,  counsel, power, knowledge, and fearing [revering] Yehovah!

David sang in a song [Psalms 144:15] :  “How happy the people who live in such conditions [the blessings]! How happy the people whose God is Yehovah!”

Happy is he whose help is Jacob’s God, whose hope is in Yehovah his God [Psalms 146:5]

Happy the person who finds wisdom, the person who acquires understanding, for her [wisdom’s] profit exceeds that of silver, gaining her [wisdom] is better than gold, she is more precious than pearls–nothing you want can compare with her [wisdom] [Proverbs 3:13-15].

How happy is everyone who fears Yehovah, who lives by His ways. You will eat what your hands have produced, you will be happy and prosperous [Psalms 128:1-2].

There was also a prophet named Anna [Hannah] daughter of Penuel of the tribe of Asher [happy] . She was a very old woman [84= 10 x 8  , complete abundance +4 corners of earth]…She never left the Temple grounds but worshipped there night and day, fasting and praying. She came by at that moment [Mary & Joseph brought baby Jesus] and began thanking God and speaking about the child to everyone  who was waiting for Jerusalem to be liberated [Luke 2:36-38].

“Now if I , the Lord and Rabbi, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet. For I have set an example, so you may do as I have done to you…If you know these things, you will be blessed [happy] if you do them [John 13:14-17]”.

  • This ‘happy‘ is in Greek : “makarios“, supremely blest, fortunate, well off, blessed! Blessed is he who obeys and follows as taught.

Look, we regard those who persevered as blessed [happy]. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you know what the purpose of Yehovah was, that Yehovah is very compassionate and merciful [James 5:11].

How happy [asher] the person whom God corrects! So don’t despise Shaddai’s   [the Almighty’s] discipline. For He wounds, but he bandages the sore; His hands may strike, but they also heal [Job 5:17-18].

There is power in contentment, to choose to be happy over sad, to “count your blessings one by one and see what God has done” in your life. Look not to others. Choose not to be discontent. We are created to worship Yehovah [Psalm 150]. This journey is “not about us but about Him”. We are here to glorify God:

Romans 11:36″ For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen”.

Once we submit our lives to Him, He fills us with the abundant life, the fatness, the #8, the ‘asher, happiness. Shalom

enjoy honor God

 

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Winds of the WORD : Significance of East , South, West , North in the Scriptures

Every word in the Holy Scriptures is significant! When we

Alexander Cruden's Complete Concordance to the...

Alexander Cruden’s Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures. First published 1737. The first entry, for example, ‘abase’ appears in the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) four times; in the books of Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The header of the column of the first entry, ‘abi’, is the first three letters of the last entry on that page. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

look up the words in a Hebrew and Greek concordance, a whole new

world, like Heaven, opens up. Our Savior said to search the

Scriptures, for they tell of Him. That is the secret!

Let us look at east.

  • The east is the front or forefront, like the tribes ‟    … of Judah, Zebulon, and Issachar front order in

the desert, camping on the east toward the sunrise (Numbers 2) “.

  • East in Hebrew is qedem, qadam, or qadim, the forepart, aforetime, also eternal:

Psalm 78:26, “He stirred up the east wind in Heaven”.

  • The root qadam is to project, precede, anticipate, hasten, and

meet.

  • We may meet or anticipate The Prince in Ezekiel‟s temple

(chapter 46), who alone will enter and leave by the east gate.

  • Again, in the next chapter, Ezekiel sees water flowing eastward from the house facing east. The gate will be shut and only The

Prince, who is to sit there to eat his meal, will enter on Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh (1st of the month).

  • At the gate facing east, is where Ezekiel sees the glory of the El of Israel approaching from the east. (43:1)
  • Also, when YHWH returns, in Zechariah 14: 4, His feet will stand on Mt. of Olives, which lies to the east of Jerusalem.

South is on the other hand of east:

  • yamiyn , from yaman, to be right handed or locally south (right of East) or teman, the

    English: Coast of Malta.

    English: Coast of Malta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

south, a being on the right hand of a person facing the East.

  • Blessings and agreements were always done with the right hand. YHWH did not allow David to be “handed” over to King Saul, and

in 1 Samuel 23:v.19, we see David hiding south of Yeshimon, after  entering covenant with Jonathan, Saul’s son.

  • Also, in covenant,  the tribes camping on the south, to set out second, were Reuben,  Simeon, and Gad.
  • In the tabernacle, the  7-Lamp or Menorah, symbolic of Messiah,  is put opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south.
  • YHWH made the Great Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the hidden constellations of the south. (Job 9:9) We see this covenant use

of south also in Job 39:26, Psalm 78:26, Song 4:16, Ezekiel  20:6, Zechariah 6:6 and 9:14.

  • Negeb, as in the desert or southern district Judah or Egypt means to be parched, and is the dry south used in

Genesis to Zechariah.

  • Interesting to note the switch from  negeb to darom in Ezekiel 40:24, where Ezekiel is led south

to a gate that faced south, and was led through that gate.

  • Through Ezekiel 42:18, darom is the south or southwind. Then south switches back to negeb the dry/desert to Obadiah 20.
  • YHWH is the Judge, lifts up one, puts down another.
  • In  Psalm 75:5-8, the boastful are told they will not be raised to  power by those in the east, the west, or the desert.

The word for desert or south is midbar, meaning pasture or open field,  where cattle are driven, or wilderness. We are the sheep of His Pasture!

  • Note the north is omitted here.

YHWH has and will gather those He redeems from the power of  the foe, from the east, the west, the north and from the sea.

We  wander in the desert, and in our trouble we cry to YHVH, and He

rescues us from our distress. (Psalm 107:2-6)

  • The sea is the word Yam, to roar, the noisy surf of the sea, the Mediterranean, or large river, a basin, or the west or south.
  • Upon Messiah’s return it is said the sea will come from west, to the east, to split Mt. Olives, and half the mount will move south. We will

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    The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

flee to the valley, and then YHVH Elohim will come to us with  all the holy ones. (Zechariah 14:5)

  • Sea is symbolic of the mikveh cleansing of immersion or washing for spiritual purity.
  • Yeshua spoke about how the Queen of the south, Queen of Sheba, will rise up in the Last Day, and came from the utter-

most parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

  • Notos is the Greek for south, and implies south or southwest wind, or southern quarter.
  • Southwest winds also bring the rain, symbolic of the Holy Spirit, and cleansing of our sins. We can note this

in Acts 27:12 with the use the word lips, from leibo, to pour a libation, for south. Lips implies the south (-west) wind

bringing rain:”…harbor of Crete facing southwest …” pouring  the Holy Spirit, during the travel of Paul.

  • Genesis 12:8 makes first mention of west, after YHVH appears to Abram,” and he moved from (where he made the altar)

to a mountain, having Beth-El on the west…and there he called  on the Name of YHVH.

  • Here, and through to 1Chronicles 9:24, the word for west is yam, again, which means roar of the sea, or the

Mediterranean Sea, which we saw with „south‟. Then in  1Chronicles 12: 15 through to Isaiah 45:6, west changes from

yam to marabah, region of evening sun or shading, perhaps  implying darkness or lack of knowledge of YHVH:

“I am YHVH, and there is none else, there is no Elohim beside Me: I dressed you, though you have not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am YHVH and there is none else.”(Isaiah 45:5, 6)

Isaiah 49:12, talking about the return of the remnant,  switches back to yam or sea/water/Spirit:” See, these shall come  from far: and, see, these from the north and from the west…”

(Now north is mentioned, as we are redeemed from darkness, as we  shall later see). YHVH is always into cleansing, as even  Yeshua had John immerse Him, for “a new life “ Spirit- filled miracle, signs, wonder Ministry.

Isaiah 59:19 switches back to marabah/sunset: “So shall they  fear the Name of YHVH from the west, and His Glory from the  rising of the sun.” (The whole earth shall be filled with the

knowledge and Glory of YHWH). All Ezekiel passages 41:12 – 48:34  use yam/sea, at the west sides or west gates of the Temple and  Jerusalem, implying the washing of purity. Then in Daniel 8:5,

talking about the he goat coming from the west, uses marabah!

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English: Map in
English of the Mediterranean Sea, with the borders and the name of the
States following the ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 code. Français : Carte en
anglais de la Mer Méditerranée avec les frontières et les noms des États
suivant le code ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“… (YHVH) shall roar like a Lion: then the children of Yisrael

(Efrayim) shall tremble from the west (yam)” (Hosea 11:10),

spiritually and physically returning, using the sea.

Verse: Leviticus 1:10-11

If his offering is from the flock, whether from the sheep or from the goats, for a burnt offering, he must offer a male without defect. He is to slaughter it on the north side of the altar before YHVH; and the sons of Aaron, the cohenim, are to splash the blood against all sides of the altar.

YHVH calls to Moshe from the Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting to  instruct Aaron and sons to kill the sacrifice on the north side of the altar. What is the significance of north?

  • North, in Hebrew is tzaphon, hidden or dark derived from tzaphan, to hide by covering over, to protect, reserve. The sacrifice on the dark gloomy side covers and protects us and keeps us to  Judgement Day!
  • YHVH instructed Moses, in Exodus 26:35, to put the golden table with poles with the Bread of the Presence on the north side, (“in His Presence always”) (v. 29), outside the curtain or

veil, a foreshadow of the body of Yeshua broken for us, and placed on  the north side of the city, Golgotha, place of the Skull.

  • When King Achaz of Judah made a bronze counterfeit altar because he gifted the gold to King Ashshur, he still had Uriah the priest sacrifice on be His fulness light bread sweet incensethe north side of the altar. Do you think YHVH was

pleased? (2Kings 16:8-14) May we be obedient!tabernacle.jpg2

From the examples above we can see significance to east, south,  west, and north in the Holy Scriptures, and learn of Him! Continue to  study to be worthy and ready in season and out. Follow the example,

pick a word from a verse, and it may take you on a new adventure!

So shall they fear the Name of YHVH from the west, and His Glory from the rising of the sun.” (The whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge and Glory of YHVH).
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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!

English: Matzah Bread (unleavened flatbread fo...

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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An enlargeable satellite image of the lower Nile River and Delta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For with joy you go out, and with peace you are brought in–the mountains and the hills break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field clap the hands. ~ Isaiah, 55:12

The departures of the children of Israel started with great joy and boldness, as they went out of the land of their enslavement, Egypt. Troop by troop, family by clan, tribe by tribe, they set out from Rameses, the morrow of the Passover:

“…the children of Israel started out defiantly, in plain view of all the Egyptians [Numbers 33:3]”.

Great victories were won over their former slave-masters! The Egyptians were now occupied in burying their first-born,

“…whom the LORD had struck down…whereby the LORD executed judgment on their gods [v.4]”.

41 times in 40 years the Israelites would depart and camp: 33 times until the death of Aaron, at Mt. Hor;  then 8 times more to the Yarden [the Jordan River]~

Here are the departures and encampments in the Exodus:

“…for you are passing over the Yarden [Jordan] to go in to possess the land which Yehovah your Elohim is giving  you, and you shall possess it and dwell in it…guard to do all the Laws and Right-Rulings which I  AM putting before you today.” ~ Deuteronomy 11:31-32

The children of Israel, over a million,  led out by Moses and Aaron  depart Rameses and camp at Succoth, in the biblical land of Goshen, near Wadi Tumilat, in the delta region of the Nile River[v.5; Exodus 12:37; 13:20].

  • Succoth [Sukkot, in Hebrew] the first camp  the first step to having a safe, strong relationship with Elohim, the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Succoth = booths, or huts, made of entwined branches. Elohim  desired the Israelites be branches in the Branch entwined in  branches in the Vine. The Messiah,  the Branch [Isaiah 11:1, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, Zechariah 3:8, 6:12], proclaims He is the Branch or Vine, and we are the branches. There we are safe, strong and fruitful.

        He who stays in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit. Because without Me, you are able to do nothing. [John/ Yohanan 15:5]

  • During the Feast of Tabernacles, which is Sukkot, we dwell in entwined booths [Leviticus 23:42-43] to remember the Exodus . We “tabernacle” or dwell with Elohim for 7 days, and He tabernacles with us [ImmanuEl, with us (is) El, Isaiah 7:14] .* “Dwell” in Hebrew , is also “marry” or “tarry“, as in Psalm 91:1,

He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. [Abide means to “reside, permanently”!

  • departed Sukkoth [departed their booths or tabernacle with Adonai]—>  to camp at Etham  —>

They depart Sukkot,  camp in Etham [contemplation; still in Egypt], then  enter the edge of the wilderness: the “mouth of the gorges”, Pnai-Hachiroth, near “Ba’al of winter or lord of North”, Ba’al Tzephon. Numbers 33:7 gives no other information.

  • Ba’al Tzephon was an Egyptian diety of the sea and commerce and “North” refers to the “dark” side, in Hebrew, often. It can be surmised the Israelites ‘ hearts may have been turning to other elohim, gods of Egypt , thus entering a “danger” zone!

Worship of the Almighty, in a “mountain top” experience, with revelation and vows of commitment  often are followed by tests and trials, dry periods not “hearing” from God nor being “filled” by His Spirit. At this point many turn back, to old ways, old gods,  and old enemies [Exodus 14:9].  And  fear can set in and overcome [v.10].

Often believers are in “camp” near  their “enemies”. “Powers and principalities of darkness” all around us. But..camp “opposite” these “ba’al’s”, standing with all the armor ! We know the Presence goes before us, behind us, and beside us.

“The column of cloud did not cease by day, nor the column of fire by night [Ex.13:22]”.

Moshe [Moses] reminds the people [who had already witnessed the miracles in the 10 plagues], ” Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the deliverance of Yehovah…Yehovah fights for you, and you keep silent [14: 13-14]!”

“And I shall harden the heart of Pharaoh, and he shall pursue them. But I AM to be esteemed through Pharaoh … and the Egyptians shall know that I AM Yehovah [Ex. 14:4]”!

  • English: Map of the Nile river.

Map of the Nile river. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Yehovah turned them back to Pi Hachiroth [mouth of gorges, entering deep danger], opposite Ba’al Tzephon [lord of winter or the north =darkness, cold], near Migdol, [tower, fortress] west of the Red Sea, [?symbolic of blood, red glow from its habitat?] —>

    Nile & Red Sea from sattellite

    Nile & Red Sea from sattellite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Adonai has them pass over miraculously through the midst of the sea [*Red, as in the blood, and/ or Sea of Reeds, qanah, in Hebrew, to bow or bend as in worship*]; the Israelites are cleansed and immersed, to new life in Adonai, while the enemy is drowned; depart into the wilderness of Etham or Shur, 3 days —->
  • travel the wilderness, 3 days, to camp at Marah, [bitter, to be or make]; after complaints, bitter waters were made sweet by a tree, Ex.15:25, a foreshadow of Messiah’s miracle, His  death at Golgotha on the tree, sweetening & transforming our lives ; there Yehovah made a judgement and a ruling and tested them and became their Yehovah-Rophecah, Yehovah- Your Healer [v.26]; 7 miles E of the Red Sea, East is direction of eternity!—>
  • they moved from “bitter” Marah & came to Eylim, [palms, plural for “ayil”, strength, chief, oak, ram];Eylim [Elim] is an oasis of 12 springs [symbolic for the 12 tribes] or fountains, wells of water [“ayin“, for “out of  his [a believer in Messiah] belly shall flow rivers of living water” [Yochanan/ John 7:38];  and 70 palm trees (70 elders were chosen to rise up on Mt. Sinai [Ex. 24:1 & 9]; Yeshua sends out 70 to witness [Luke 10:1 & 17] ). —->
  • they moved from Eylim and encamped by the Sea of Reeds [the northern end of the Suez Gulf, by the Red Sea]; reeds or canes are bamboo like branches, empty or hollow inside, which bend and bow in the flow of the stream! [we are to empty ourselves and “go with the flow” of the Ruach HaKadosh, the Holy Spirit!]—>
  • they took their journey from the Sea of Reeds, and encamped in the wilderness of Tzin [Sin, to prick or pierce; a craggy rock]; this  happens to believers: immersed in the water of Life, purified, washed in the blood of Yeshua, then “pricked” or pierced by roughness in the journey of life; surely the Messiah was pierced because of our sin and transgressions [Isaiah 53, Zechariah 12:10].—>
  • they took their journey out of the wilderness of Tzin, and encamped in Dophkah [to beat, press severe, knock]; from the wilderness prick, to be beaten, pressed down, knocked out as in a fight; the grapes here are pressed to get the fine wine; the gold is beaten to create the light! No promises but that He will be with you to the end, eternal life with Him!—->
  • somewhere in the wilderness between Eylim and Senai,  they received the Manna from Heaven [Ex. 16:4] and the quail [v.12]; the Israelites were taught to have their way in Adonai’s Torah, to work 6 days and rest on the 7th. A pot of Manna, the Bread, was stored up to be kept as the Testimony before Yehovah [v.33], representing Messiah in the ark. —>
  • they departed from Dophkah [beat], and encamped in Alush [wild, knead as in punched down (dough); again referring to Messiah, the Bread of life, punched down for us; Isaiah 53].—>
  • they moved from Alush and encamped at Rephidim [balusters or railings], for support; there was no water for the people to drink. “Rephidim” derives from “raphad“, to spread, to comfort, refresh! Out of our discomfort, our dry periods, our valleys, come the waters of regeneration and transformation. No water for over 2 million! Out of our difficulties come our miracles! The Rock, in Horev [17:2-7], a foreshadow of our Messiah,  is smitten one time, for our sin, and out of it comes living water, “so that people may drink”! Moshe calls the place Massah [a testing, a trial, of Adonai] and Meribah [quarrel, provocation].
  • “Then came Amalek, [descendants of Esau, twin of Ya’akov, Jacob; head of 12 Arabian princes] , and fought with Yisrael in Rephidim” [v.8-13]. Aaron and Hur held up Moshe’s hands while Joshua defeated Amelek and their people “with the edge of the  sword” [the 2 edged sword = the Word]! Then came the trial, but then came the miracle, through the power of praise, prayer and the Word! Yehovah-Nissi, Yehovah my Banner will utterly erase the remembrance of Amelek , because his hand is on His throne [v.14-16]!—>
  • they departed from Rephidim, and camped in the wilderness of Senai [Sinai] (Exodus 19:2), “before the mount [of Elohim]”. Moshe went up to Elohim, “and Yehovah called to him out of the mountain…:

“You have seen what I did to the Mitzrim [Egyptians], and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and guard My brit [covenant], then you shall be a peculiar treasure to Me, above all peoples: for all the earth is Mine [v.4-6]…”.

  • And at Senai [Sinai : thorny], the word of Elohim spoke The Torah [instructions] (Ex.20 -23:33). After burnt offerings and peace offerings, Moshe sprinkled half of the blood on the altar. And the people said,” All that Yehovah has said will we do , and be obedient [v.7].” Moshe sprinkled blood on the people, the blood sealing the covenant!
  • And it came to pass, Exodus 24-Numbers 10, the cloud of Yehovah upon them, they depart out of Senai, —>

“Rise up Yehovah, and let Your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate You flee before You [Numbers 10:35]…”.

  • they moved from the desert of Senai, and camped at KibrothHattaavah, graves of longing or tombs of delight: because there they buried people that lusted again after meat: Yehovah rained quail on them for days, which they asked for, and then smote them with a very great plague [11:10-34].—->
  • they departed from Kibroth-Hattaavah and encamped at Hatzeroth [inclosed yards, a court, tower, village or hamlet, surrounded ]: here Miryam and Aaron broke rank to speak against their brother, Moshe and his Ethiopian wife; Miryam becomes leprous, healed only by the intercessory prayers of her brother, Moshe [12:1-15]! Yehovah surely enclosed Moshe with avid love , “…with him will I speak mouth to mouth [or face to face]…” and respect!—->
  • the people, after waiting 7 days for cleansing of Miryam, left from Hatzeroth, and camped in the wilderness of Paran; from here 12 are sent to spy out the land of Kanaan [Canaan]. And again the people provoke Yehovah with murmurs, complaints and fear. He turns them back to the Sea of Reeds, and curses them not to enter the promised land [14:22-24] those “who have seen My esteem and the signs..have tried Me now these ten times, and have disobeyed My voice…but My servant Kaleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me completely…”. The 10 men who brought an evil report died by the plague and the Amaleqites smote the people without the Ark of the Covenant nor blessings of Moshe [v.26-45].—>
  • they departed from Hatzeroth, and camped in Rithmah [juniper or broom tree, with pole-like branches] (Numbers 33:18]. “Rithmah” derives from “ratham”, to yoke up or bind. Messiah  the Branch says His yoke is easy, His burden is light [Mattityahu/Matthew 11:29-30]”! The burden of the world is heavier, sin weighing it down.
  • And they departed from Rithmah, and camped at Rimmon-Parez [pomegranate of the Breach]. The pomegranate is a red skin fruit, filled with 613 seeds, symbolic of the 613 “laws” in the Torah, covered in the blood; when pressed, it releases healing juice. Pomegranates lined the hems of the priests’ robes and columns in Solomon’s Temple [Ex. 39:25, 1 Kings 7:18, 20, 42]. “Rimmon” derives from “ramam”, to RISE, EXALT, get oneself up, lift up self, or mount! Yehovah broke His covenant with the grumblers [Num.14:34 “…you shall know My breaking off…”] but binds up the breach of His people [Isaiah 30:26]  who “shall be called Repairer of the breach [Isaiah 58:12]…”! Yehovah is gracious and long-suffering, providing fruit in the breach, for us to rise up and exalt His Name! —>
  • And they departed from Rimmon-Parez, and camped in Libnah [a white tree, from “laban“, to make white. Frankincense used at the golden altar burns white. Our prayers , as believers, are white smoke rising to the very throne of Elohim [Revelation 4, 8]. Our scarlet sins shall be white as snow, if we reason with Yehovah, submit and obey [Isaiah 1:16-20]. Saints shall be dressed in robes of white, as the priests, in fine linen [Revelation 19:8].—>
  • And they moved from Libnah, and camped at Rissah [a ruin, dripping to pieces, as a dew drop]. “Rissah” comes from “rasas“, to temper or moisten with drops of water; to comminute, break down in minute particles or pulverize. As we “break down”, die to self, in Yeshua, we rise in Him, covered as with the “dew of Heaven” [Genesis 27:28, 39; Deut. 33:28; Ps. 133:3; Prov. 3:20, 19:12 “His favor is as dew upon the grass”; Hosea 14:5, “I will be as the dew unto Israel”; and Zechariah 8:12, “…and the heavens shall give their dew”]. The dew is a covering for vegetation; it shines and reflects the Light; it nourishes and waters and cleanses all beneath it!—->
  • And they journeyed from Rissah, and camped in Kehelathah [a convocation, assembly, from qahal, to assemble]. (They assembled all the congregation in the Senai [Numbers 1:18] , again at Shiloh [Joshua 18:1], with Solomon to dedicate the Temple [1 Kings 8], with David [1 Chronicles 15:4, 28:1], and with Esther, at Shushan [Esther 9:18].) Convoke is to call together, to meet or assemble. Qorah rose up  with 253 others before Moshe, [Numbers 16: 1-3], and  then assembled all the congregation against them at the door of the Tent of Appointment. Yehovah opened up the earth to swallow them , with fire to consume, their censers beaten into covering the altar, for a sign [v.32, 35, 38]! Assemble to praise, worship, adore rather than rebel! Yehovah covered the Tent and His esteem appeared. He would have wiped out the whole congregation, but Moshe with Aaron put fire from the altar on the incense and made atonement, to stop another plague: “…and stood between the dead and the living [v.48]”. Our prayers are a matter of life and death for the assembly! Do not give up on them who transgress…—->
  • And they went from Kehelathah, and camped in Mount Shapher [beauty, from shaphar: to glisten, be or make fair]! In Aramaic, it is to be pleasing [Daniel 6:1], be beautiful, bright. Psalm 16:6 says, ” the heritage is beautiful for pleasing to me’. —>
  • And they moved from Mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah [trembling, fear, anxiety]. In the wrath to come, “all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence [Ezekiel 38:20]. Isaac “shuddered with exceedingly great trembling” [Genesis 27:33] after he blessed Ya’akov, upon Esau appearing for his blessing. “There was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The outpost and the raiders also trembled, and the ground shook. And it became a trembling of Elohim [1 Samuel 14:15]”. Fear or trembling before man is a snare of men [Proverbs 29:25]. But the supernatural can cause “terror” such as seeing “the vision” of Daniel [10:7] ! In the time of Ya’akov’s distress, when they heard a “voice of trembling“, Yehovah shall save him out of it [Jeremiah 30:5-7]!
  • And they moved from Haradah, and camped in Makheloth [assemblies, for worship; from qahal]. “My foot shall stand on a level place; in the assemblies I bless Yehovah [Psalm 26:12]”!
  • “Bless Elohim in the assemblies, Yehovah, from the fountain of Yisrael [Psalm 68:26]”! These assemblies may be choirs!  When we praise Him , He inhabits our praise!—>
  • And they moved from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath [ bottom, under]. ” For the hand of Yehovah rests on this mountain, and Moab is trodden down under Him, as straw is trodden down in the water of dunghill [Isaiah 25:10]”. We are under  Heaven and His authority; we belong to Him; He says, “And they are mine…”! Yithro, the Midianite priest , Moshe’s father-in-law, rejoiced and blessed Yehovah when told what Yehovah had done: “Blessed be Yehovah, who has delivered you out of the hand … from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that Yehovah is greater…[Exodus 18: 10-11].” —>
  • And they departed from Tahath, and camped at Tarah [Tarach, Terach, father of Abraham; a kind of ibex]. Ibex are mountainous wild goats of Israel, clean before Yehovah [Deut. 14:5]. Terach begat Abram, Nahor and Harran [Genesis 11:26]. He took Abram and Lot out of Ur to Haran and dwelt there [parched, from charar, to glow, as in burn, hot, incite passion]. We are to be clean, rise up, remain on fire for Yehovah! —>
  • And they moved from Tarah, and camped in Mithcah [sweetness, from mathaq: to suck, relish, be [made] sweet]. The Word is sweet as honey, “eat honey, for it is good…[Proverbs 24:13]”! Sampson’s riddle in Judges 14 speaks of honey out of the carcass of the lion : “out of the strong came forth sweetness“. The Word proclaimed is sharper than a 2-edged sword, returns not void. “Pleasant words are like the honeycomb, sweet to the being, and healing to the bones [Proverbs 16:24]”!—->
  • And they went from Mithcah, and camped in Hashmonah [fertile, firm in resources, wealthy]. “The righteous one flourishes like a palm tree, He grows like a cedar …. Those who are planted in the House of Yehovah flourish in the courts of our Elohim [Psalm 92:12-13].” “…We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to plenty [Psalm 66:12]”!—->
  • And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth [corrections, from “moserah“, chastisement, from “yasar“, to chastise , instruct]. “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him, seeks him with discipline [Proverbs 13:24]”. “My son, do not despise the discipline of Yehovah [Prov.3:11]”. ” O Yehovah, in distress they shall visit You, they shall pour out a prayer when Your disciplining is upon them [Isaiah 26:16]”! “The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed [Isaiah 53:5]”. —>
  • And they departed from Moseroth, and camped in Bene-Yaakan , site of several wells [Bene:sons ; Ya’akan from “Aqan“, a son of Se’ir the Horite, in the land of Edom, Genesis 36:27. Esau is the forefather of the Edomites in Mount Se’ir.] “Aqan” means tortuous or twist. “See, a storm of Yehovah shall go forth in a rage, a whirling storm! It whirls on the head of the wicked [Jeremiah 23:19]”! —>
  • And they moved from Bene-Yaakan, and encamped at Hor-Hagidgad , the Hollow at Gidgad [Hor: chor, a den, hole, cave, cavity, socket; HaGidgad:  the cleft; from “gadad”: to crowd, to gash, as in pressing into, assemble selves by troops]. See a man called Zakkai, a chief rich, tax collector who seeking to see  Yeshua , climbed a tree, because of the crowd pressing in [Luke 19:3]! The woman with the flow of blood 12 years, having heard about Yeshua, pressed in behind him in the crowd, and touched His garment to receive healing [Mark 5:27]! Rabbi Sha’ul [Paul] wrote in his letter to the Philippians, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in Messiah [3:14]! —>
  • And they went from Hor-HaGidgad, and camped in Yotvathah (Jotbath, Jotbathah in KJV)[pleasantness, from yatab: to be/make well, sound beautiful, happy, successful]. “The humble shall see, they rejoice, you who seek Elohim, and your hearts live [Psalm [69:32]”! “So the matter was good in the eyes of the children of Yisrael, and the children of Yisrael blessed Elohim [Joshua 22:33]”. “And it shall be, when you go with us, then it shall be that whatever good Yehovah does to us, the same we shall do to you [Numbers 10:32]”.—>
  • And they moved from Yotvathah, and encamped at ‘Ebronah [transitional, from ‘Ebron, from ‘eber, a region across from, the other side, from ‘abar, to cross over, carry over, pass along]. After Abram’s defeat of the 5 kings, the King Malkitsedeq [priest of the Most High El] came out to meet him at the King’s Valley, bringing bread and wine [Genesis 14:17-18]. “O give thanks to Yehovah, for He is good…and made Yisrael pass through the midst of [Sea of Reeds], for His kindness is everlasting [Psalms 136:1, 14]”. —>
  • And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Etzion-Gaber, a seaport on the Red Sea [backbone like of a man, spine, firmness to body]. “And from the peace offering he shall bring near-as an offering made by fire to Yehovah-its fat, all the fat tail …close to the backbone … [Leviticus 3:9]”. And he took up his proverb and said, ‘The saying of Bilam, son of Be’or, and the saying of the man whose eyes are opened…[Numbers 24:15]”. A man of Elohim is strong, in Him, sacrificing self, blessing His people, with eyes of the heart open.
  •  Numbers 17, 18, & 19 Yehovah choses Aaron with the blooming almond branch [17:1-13]; more atonement rulings given for the wickedness toward the Set-Apart Place, the Sanctuary, and the priesthood [18]; and the red heifer without blemish is sacrificed[19]. —->
  • And they departed from Etzion-Gaber, and camped in the wilderness of Tzin, which is Qadesh [sanctuary, or quasi-sacred person (temple prostitute), from qadash, to be/ make or pronounce clean; appoint, consecrate, dedicate, be/keep holy, purify, sanctify]. Eyn Mishpat [Fountain of Judgement] is another name for Qadesh [Genesis 14:7]. Hagar, servant of Sarai, called on Yehovah at Be’er Lahai Roi [Well of the Living One who sees], between Qadesh [the sanctuary] and Bered (hail!)**[Gen. 16:14]!  Abraham dwelt between Qadesh [ the sanctuary] and Shur [a wall; from row of olive trees or vines] and stayed in Gerar [a Philistine city; rolling, from garar, to drag off roughly, chew, destroy!] when he lied to Abimelek about Sarah “his sister” [Genesis 20:1-2]! “And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar…anointing oil and sprinkle it …and he and his garments shall be qodesh [holy] (Exodus 29:21)”. ” I shall exalt Myself and qadosh Myself, and I shall be known in the eyes of many nations. And they shall know that I AM Yehovah [Ezekiel 38:23]”.
  • The congregation is in Qadesh,  where Miryam dies. [Num. 20:1] The people contend again for no water, and Moshe, in anger, strikes The Rock twice, in defiance, for which he is never allowed to enter the promised land [v.11]! “Brother” Edom [Esau] refuses to allow ‘brother” Yisrael to pass over their land [v.14-21]. —>
  • And they departed from Kadesh, and camped in Mount Hor, near the border of Edom. “And Aaron the priest went up into Mt. Hor at the command of Yehovah, and died there, in the 40th year after the children of Yisrael had come out…the 1st day of the 5th month [33:38]”. Aaron  123 years old,  was not to enter the promised land because he also rebelled against “His Mouth” at Meribah [contention] (v.9-13]. Aaron was stripped of his priestly garments,  given to El’azar his son. All wept 30 days [v. 24-29]. A Canaanite king  Arad [sequester, fugitive] fought Yisrael and took some captive! Yisrael made a vow to Yehovah at Hormah [devoted, from charam, to seclude, by a ban to devote to religious uses only, make accursed, snub-nose]. They placed a ban on all Canaanite cities if Yehovah gave them victory, which He did [21:1-3]!—>
  • And they departed from Mount Hor, and camped in Zalmonah [shadiness; derived from ‘shade of death’, grave, calamity]. Almost a warning! A shadow of death!—->
  • And they departed from Zalmonah, and camped in Punon [perplexity, from puwn, to turn, be distracted, to be perplexed]! “…the people grew impatient because of the Way…”[v.4], going around Edom by the Way of the Sea of Reeds [qanah:bow, worship]. They spoke against Elohim and Moshe, so Yehovah sends fiery serpents among the people, to bite them! They repent,  Moshe intercedes and makes the Bronze Serpent on a pole, to look upon and be healed [v.6-9]—->
  • And they departed from Punon, and camped in Oboth [waterskins, from owb, prattling mumble, the hollow sound, necromancer or ventriloquist bottle, a familiar spirit!] Avoid necromancers, mediums, familiar spirits, all abomination to Yehovah [Deut. 18:9-13]—>
  • And they departed from Ovoth, and camped in Iye-HaAbarim [ruins of passers or heap of cross-overs] at the east border of Moab, “toward the sunrise [Num. 21:11], toward the Eternal One! “You have broken down all his hedges, You have brought his strongholds to ruin. All who pass by the way plunder him; he is a reproach to his neighbors [Psalm 89:40]”. “Therefore I judge you, O house of Yisrael, every one according to his ways, declares the Master Yehovah. Repent, and turn back from all your transgressions, and let not wickedness be a stumbling-block to you [Ezekiel 18:30]”.—->
  • And they departed from Iyim [heaps], and camped in  a Moabite city, Dibon-Gad [mope, sorrow] (Numbers 33:45). Numbers 21:12 states from Iyim they camped at wadi or brook Zered [to be exuberant, lined with shrubbery], east of the Dead Sea; then departing and camping on the other side of the Arnon River…between Moab and the Amorites. There is a “Book of Battles of Yehovah”[v.14].
  • And they departed from Dibon-Gad, and encamped in in AlmonDiblathayim [hidden].
  • And they departed from Almon-Divlathayim, and camped in the mountains of Abarim [plural ‘eber, regions beyond, passages], before Nebo [Babylonian diety; Mt. Nebo, became a Reubenite territory, now Jordan].
  • And they departed from the mountains of Abarim [cross-overs], and camped in the plains of Moab [“from her father”, the incestuous son of Lot, his territory and descendants; Genesis 19:37], by Yarden [the Jordan River, descender] near Yericho [Jericho; fragrant, a district abounding with in palms, rose-gardens, balsam & other].
  • Numbers 21:15-18 mention Ar, capitol city of Moab and Be’er, well beyond the Arnon, from which Yehovah says to Moshe, “Gather the people, and let Me give them water”! Then Yisrael sang this song,

“Spring up, O well! Sing to it, a well the leaders sank, which the nobles of the people dug by hacking with their staves.”

  •  Numbers 21:18b-20 “Then from the desert wilderness on to Mattanah [present or sacrificial offering], from Mattanah to Nahaliel [valley of El], from Nahaliel to Bamoth [heights ] on the Arnon River, in the valley of Moab, to the top of Pisgah [a cleft, from pasag, to cut up, contemplate, consider] which looks down on the wasteland.” (Yisrael here smote Sihon [tempestuous] of the Amorites and dwelt in Heshbon [contrivance]: “For the fire went out from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the masters of the heights of the Arnon. Woe to you, Moab…” [v.28-29]!)
  • Numbers 21:31-35 Yisrael dwells in the land of the Amorites, taking its villages and drove out Og [round] of Bashan and took possession of the land!—>
  • And they camped by Yarden, from Beth-Yesimoth [house of the deserts] even to Abel-Shittim [meadow of the acacias, scourging thorn bushes, the wood of the altars of the Tabernacle] in the plains of Moab by the Yarden. Here Yehovah says,

” When you pass over the Yarden into the land of Kanaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their stone images, and destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places…for I have given you the land to possess… [Numbers 33:51-54]”.

“Defile not the land that you shall inhabit, in which I dwell: for I Yehovah dwell among the children of Yisrael [35:34]”.

“But if you will not drive out the inhabitants…then it shall come to pass, that those which you let remain shall be thorns in your eyes…in your sides, and shall distress you in the land…I shall do to you, as I thought to do to them [33:55-56]”.

Our choices, the choices of the Yisraelites: to tabernacle with and contemplate  the wonders of Elohim, or the “mouth of gorges”;to bow & worship Yehovah or bitterness; strength from worship or piercing; beat/ pressed down or comfort/refreshment; His laws/ instructions or lust; His covering or to be yoked; fruit of His Spirit, to rise up, be exalted, cleansed and pure or ruins; assemble in worship, to glisten & glow or fear, anxiety; to praise in song, have sweetness; wealth, or corrections or torture; pressed in the cleft or pleasantness; transition, cross-overs, strength, sanctuary or shadows of death, perplexity, emptiness, ruin; mope, sorrow or exuberance; covering, passages, crossovers or taboo, incest; well of waters, His sacrifice on the cross, or the valley of El; the heights, to consider or the tempest; and the house  in the desert or meadows of acacias!

Sanctuary under the wings of the Almighty or “the hail of Sodom” are our  choices . Yehovah is faithful to the end, as with Yisraelites, who never went hungry nor whose shoes wore out! They received of the Waters of Life and the Bread from Heaven, were immersed in the cleansing waters, and led by the Spirit. They looked upon the Bronze Serpent on the pole and were healed, from the bites of the serpent. Yet many never entered the promised land! May we enter and drive out the spirits of depression, disbelief and pride and possess the land!

“O Yisrael, return to Yehovah your Elohim…I shall heal their backsliding, I shall love them spontaneously, for My displeasure has turned away from him. I shall be like the dew to Yisrael. He shall blossom like the lily…his branches spread, and his splendor shall be like an olive tree…[Hosea 14:1-6]”.

Chazak Chazak VeNitchazak! ” Be Strong, Be Strong! And May we be strengthened!

In the Name of Yeshua, ahmein!

Between the Sanctuary and Hail**: a study Numbers 33

Our choices, the choices of the Yisraelites: to tabernacle or the “mouth of gorges”;to bow & worship Yehovah or bitterness; strength from worship or piercing; beat/ pressed down or comfort/refreshment; His laws/ instructions or lust; His covering or to be yoked; fruit of His Spirit, to rise up, be exalted, cleansed and pure or ruins; assemble in worship, to glisten & glow or fear, anxiety; to praise in song, have sweetness; wealth, or corrections or torture; pressed in the cleft or pleasantness; transition, cross-overs, strength, sanctuary or shadows of death, perplexity, emptiness, ruin; mope, sorrow or exuberance; covering, passages, crossovers or taboo, incest; well of waters, His sacrifice on the cross, or the valley of El; the heights, to consider or the tempest; and the house in the desert or meadows of acacias!

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Yoshiyahu [Josiah] sits on the throne in Jerusalem [Yerushalayim] 31 years .

When the king heard the words [of the scroll of Torah] he tore his clothes.

“And before him there was no melech [king] like him, that made teshuvah [repentance] to YHWH with all his heart, and with all his being, and with all his might, according to all the Torah [instructions, teachings] of Moshe [ from YHWH]; and neither after him arose there any like him [2 Kings 23:25] “.

  •  For  years  he is surrounded , with godly advisors such as Hilkiyahu [Hilkiyah= portion of YaH], the High Priest [Kohen HaGadol].
  • At age 16, he begins to seek after the Elohim [God Almighty] of David his abba [father; generations earlier] {2 Chronicles 34:3}.
  • At age 18, 10 years on the throne, he starts to do that which is right in the sight of Yehovah [2 Kings 22: 1-3].

“[He] had his way in the ways of David his abba, and turned neither to the right nor to the left [2 Chron. 34:1]”.

  • At age 20, he begins to purge Yahudah [Judah] and Yerushalayim [Jerusalem] of the idol temples, the Asherim [ vessels to worship goddess of fertility], the carved images, the molten images [2 Chron. 34:3b].
  • He has them break down the altars of Ba’alim in his presence, and the images above them he breaks in pieces, “makes dust of them” and scatters the dust upon graves of idol worshipers [v.4].
  • He burns the bones of their priests upon their altars [v.5].
  • Cleansing begins in Jerusalem and Judah, and reaches to tribes of Israel under Judah’s control: Menashsheh, Efrayim, Shimeon, and Naphtali.
  • At age 26, Yoshiyahu orders needed repairs to the Temple and permits Shaphan the scribe to read the words of the scroll, of the Torah [v.8-18].
  • Hilkiyahu finds the scroll hidden in the Temple, while searching for silver, to repair the Temple [v.14]

    Torah is instructions; His Word is the LIght, to my feet, a Lamp to my way!

  •  As Yoshiyahu[=founded of YaH] hears the words of Yehovah, from the scroll found, possibly Deuteronomy 28:36,  he repents , mourns and tears  his clothes [ v.10-11] .

    Yoshiyahu repents upon hearing Deuteronomy 28:36. The scroll was found by Hilkiyahu the priest upon searching for silver in the ruined Temple, upon orders to repair.

  • He then commands Hilkiyahu the Kohen HaGadol [high priest], and Ahikam the son of Shaphan , and Achvor the son of Michayah, and Shaphan the Sopher [scribe], and Asayah a servant [eved] of the king [melech], saying:

“Go, inquire of YHWH [tetragrammaton for I Am that I Am or EhYeh EhYah] for me, and for the people, and for all Yahudah [Judah], concerning the words of this scroll that is found:

for great is the wrath of YHWH that is lit against us, because our ahvot [fathers] have not listened to the words of this scroll, to do according to all that which is written concerning us [2 Kings 22:13]”.

So the 5 godly men Hilkiyahu, Ahikam, Achvor, Shaphan,  and Asayah go to Huldah the neviyah [prophetess] the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Charhas, keeper of the wardrobe :

“{now she dwelt in Yerushalayim [City of Peace] studying Torah [ the instructions of YaH as given to Moshe, including Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy]}, and they communed with her [v.14b]”.

  • Huldah  or Chuldah, [ weasel, from cheled, to glide swiftly, as in fleeting moment of life] is one of 7 female prophets in Scriptures. Jeremiah was  her kinsman, both descended from Joshua and Rahab. She has an academy or schoolhouse, living in the Second Quarter or Mishneh in Jerusalem. The Mishneh is on the hill west of the Temple, by Hezekiah’s south-western wall.
  • 5 godly men inquire of the LORD by going to see Huldah, rather than Jeremiah, prophet to 5 kings!
  • So “portion of YaH”  [Hilkiyahu the priest] and “brother of rising” [Ahikam], and “mouse, as in nibbling or attacking” [Achvor or Akbor], and “coney, or rock-rabbit, one which hides in the Rock” [Shaphan], and “YaH-made” [Asayah] go to “weasel or fleeting glide of life” [Huldah], the wife of “requital, recompense or reward” [Shallum], the son of “hope” [Tikvah], the son of “shining” [Harhas or Charhas], keeper of the Wardrobe [beged, a covering or clothing, here the priestly robes, garments or vestures ]!
  • Message here: Your covering [from sin] and shining reward in this fleeting moment of life is made by YHWH, given to one who hides in Him and eats of His Word, the Son of Rising [Malachi 4:2]; this is your “portion of YaH”! Glory!
  • It has been noted that Shallum [reward] her husband was a noble , compassionate man who gave water to passerbys and was so rewarded and  blessed to have such a godly wife.
  • Huldah boldly prophesizes doom on Jerusalem “because they have forsaken” YHWH and burned incense to other “elohim”, that they have provoked Him [v.16].
  • But to the king, “the man” [v.15], because his heart “is tender” and he “has humbled” himself before YHWH, he would not see the wrath but would “be gathered ” to his ahvot [fathers] in “shalom” [peace] {v.19-20}. He later dies in battle but receives the promise of life eternal in the resurrection prior to the Tribulation and prior to the exile of Yahudah to Babylon.

“…Neither shall your eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of it [v. 2o]”.

  • Tender heart, humility come from hearing His Words. As we humble ourselves before Him, and ‘tear our clothes’ and weep, He hears us:

“I have even heard you also, says YHWH [v.19]”!

  • Yoshiyahu stands by a pillar [a symbol for strength, foundation] and makes a brit [covenant] before YHWH and all the people of Yahudah and Yerushalayim,

“…To have his way in the ways of YHWH, and to keep His mitzvot and His mishpatim and His chukim [commandments, rulings and ordinances] with all his heart and all his being, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this scroll [23:3]”!

Now Yoshiyahu cleanses his “own house” , the Bayit [House] of YHWH [23:4-20]:

  • He orders all the kohenim [priests great and small], including “keepers of the door” or portal opening [to good or evil]:  to remove all things pertaining to Ba’al pagan worship that were actually within the house of Elohim! He burns them outside of the city in the fields of the Kidron [=mourning] and carries the ashes to Beth-El .
  • He puts down the priests of Ba’al [sanctioned by former kings] who burnt incense to elohim , brings them out, destroys the idol temples in the gates or openings of the city, of  Yahoshua, governor, made with the “left” hand not in covenant with  YHWH. He also destroys the idol temples built by Shlomo [Solomon] “which were on the right hand of the Mount of Corruption [v.13]!
  • He brings out from the Bayit [House] of YHWH  the Asherah, the goddess of fertility, burns her image at the Kidron and casts the dust upon graves of children of the people.
  • He breaks down  the Sodomite  “Asherah” weaving- houses that were in the Bayit, and also the  idol-altars in the upper room and 2 courts of the Bayit, casting the dust in the Kidron.
  • He destroys Topheth, in the Valley of the Children of Hinnom so a man would never make his child pass through fire again [v.10] .
  • At Beth-El, he breaks down the idol altar and temple built there by Yahravam [=people contend with Yah, Jeroboam], king of Yisra’el, son of Nevat [regard] {see 1 Kings 11:26-40; 12:25-33}. Yoshiyahu even opens tombs to burn the bones to pollute the altar, leaving alone the tomb of “the man of Elohim” who had prophesied such event and bones of the prophet ” who came out of Shomron” [13:1-34]!
  • He continues to destroy the houses and idol temples in Shomron [Samaria] and kills their priests, burning their bones.
  • Back in Yahudah and Yerushalayim, he puts away all workers of “abominations”, the mediums, workers with familiar spirits, and the idols and the images, ” that he might perform the words of the Torah…[2 Kings 23:24]”.
  • He commands and “keeps” the Pesach [Passover] held to YHWH in Yerushalayim [v. 21-23], for the first time from the days of the judges  [shophtim]:

 “Surely there was no such Pesach prepared …in all the days of the melechim [kings] of Yisrael, nor of the kings of Yahudah [v.22]”!

Yoshiyahu ‘profits’ well by inquiring of YHWH through Huldah (Heb. חֻלְדָּה; “weasel”) the prophet-in-residence in Yerushalayim!  The prophecies seal the ‘calling’ on Yoshiyahu and authorize him to make right what was ‘evil’, and undo all that was done by Menashsheh [21:9-16], his grandfather & former king.

  • The south-eastern and south-western gates, 5 in all, to the Temple were named to honor  the prophetess Huldah, [ sometime after the prophets?], calling these the “Huldah Gates” .  When the Ottoman Empire took over Jerusalem, they built a mosque and in the process they closed off, bricked up, and totally hid most of the old,  Huldah gates. In essence they were hidden [ from Jewish Encyclopedia].
  • “The Midrash (Rabbinic commentaries on the Scriptures) says this gate was “never destroyed. Rashi comments that this was the gate where she sat and taught; it is referred to as “Mishneh” [Second Quarter] in the verse (Melachim/ Kings II 22:14). …. [There is a comment added to Rashi’s commentary on that verse in Melachim, suggesting that Chuldah taught… to the sages by that gate….] (http://ohave.tripod.com/chumash/chuldah.htm).”
  • Huldah , again,  resided in an area adjacent to the temple, in a western section called the “Second Quarter” [ “college” in some translations].  It seems she was one of a group separated out and called to be loyal to Elohim . The prophets had areas where they worked: some roamed, like Eliyahu,  some were rural, and some were city . Some, like Huldah and later, Anna, were part of the daily working of the temple.

    Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD!

From Wikipedia:

The Huldah Gates (Hebrew: שערי חולדה, Shaarei Chulda) are the two sets of now-blocked gates in the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, situated in Jerusalem’s Old City. The western set is a double arched gate (the double gate), and the eastern is a triple arched gate (the triple gate). Each arch of the double gate led into an aisle of a passageway leading from the gate into the Mount, and to steps leading to the Mount’s surface; when the al-Aqsa Mosque was built, the old steps were blocked, and the eastern aisle lengthened so that new steps from its end would exit north of the Mosque. The triple gate is similar, though the longer aisle is to the west, and its third aisle, on the east, forms the western boundary of the vaulted area known as Solomon’s Stables.

 Conclusion

 In this fleeting moment of life in Yoshiyahu, he enters the portal to Heaven and transforms into a soldier for YHWH, braver, mightier than even his “abba” David. We all have it in us to become this warrior, as His Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh, moves in us. Only, we must remove the obstruction or blockage, whatever it is, as shown by the Spirit. Then we shine with hope of receiving our reward as we become “made by YaH” and hide in the Rock, ‘nibbling’ with our ‘brother of rising’ as we seek our portion from YaH. Commune with Him! Seek your portion at the gate, Yeshua! Ahmein.

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Seeking Your Portion of Yah : the Gate of Huldah

■So “portion of YaH” [Hilkiyahu the priest] and “brother of rising” [Ahikam], and “mouse, as in nibbling or attacking” [Achvor or Akbor], and “coney, or rock-rabbit, one which hides in the Rock” [Shaphan], and “YaH-made” [Asayah] go to “weasel or fleeting glide of life” [Huldah], the wife of “requital, recompense or reward” [Shallum], the son of “hope” [Tikvah], the son of “shining” [Harhas or Charhas], keeper of the Wardrobe [beged, a covering or clothing, here the priestly robes, garments or vestures ]!
■Message here: Your covering [from sin] and shining reward in this fleeting moment of life is made by YHWH, given to one who hides in Him and eats of His Word, the Son of Rising [Malachi 4:2]; this is your “portion of YaH”! Glory!

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