The House that Wisdom Built: the 7 Pillars in Proverbs 8 & 9

Wisdom is calling you to understand ‘wisdom’ and be of an ‘understanding’ heart [Proverbs 8:4-5].

The fear of YHVH is the beginning of Wisdom: a good understanding have all those who do His commandments: His praise endures forever.~ Psalms 111:10

The fear of YHVH is the beginning of Wisdom: a good understanding have all those who do His commandments: His praise endures forever.~ Psalms 111:10


Wisdom speaks of excellent things, all righteous as spoken with the ‘opening of My lips’, from the very breath of Yehovah through His Spirit [v.6].

All the words of My mouth shall speak truth [emet, in Hebrew]; and wickedness is an abomination to My lips [v.7]

All the words of My mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing perverted, or perverse in them [v.8].

Wisdom’s words are “plain” to him who understands, and right to them that find knowledge [v.9]. So one must first understand or have their eyes and ears and hearts open only by the very Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit of Yehovah. There is no true understanding nor knowledge without first receiving the “discipline and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold [v.10]”.

I, Wisdom, dwell with insight, and find out knowledge and foresight [v.12].

“The fear of YHVH” with reverence, worship, and awe is central; the things Yehovah loves, we love; the things He hates become things we object to also: evil, pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverted mouth, “that do I hate” [v.13].

Counsel is Mine, and sound wisdom: I AM understanding; I have strength [v.14].

By Wisdom, kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By wisdom rulers, nobles and judges rule [v.15 & 16].
WISDOM in Hebrew = “chokmah” skillful, wisely, with wit in a good sense ; from “chaw-kam“, to be wise, in mind, work or action.
“Chochmah” is feminine in the Hebrew. Wisdom, in the plural, is “chochmot”. Wisdom is referred to as “she” as in “her house”. Men should love “wisdom” as “she” reigns!

I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me [v.17].

Why seek Wisdom? Wisdom says, “Riches and honor are with Me, durable and righteous My fruit is better than fine gold and choice silver. I lead in the paths of righteousness and justice. I cause those that love Me to inherit substance and fill their treasures. [v.18-21]

As the Son of Yehovah who descends into humanity to sanctify the world, Wisdom was with Yehovah from before the Beginning or Beresheet [see John 1:1] and dwells in us as “she” builds the house.

Yehovah possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I [Wisdom] was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was. When there were no depths [abyss, see Genesis 1:2], I [Wisdom] was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with waters [prior to the downfall of man and his need for “wells of Salvation (Yeshua)”, Isaiah 12:3]. ~ Proverbs 8:22-24]

And if it seems evil to you to serve YHVH, chose this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.~ Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve YHVH, chose this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.~ Joshua 24:15

>Wisdom was brought forth before the mountains, the hills, the earth, and the fields , “the highest part of the dust of the world “[v.25 & 26].

When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when He set the compass [for direction, “magnetic” North, East to the right] upon the face of the depth: When He established the clouds above: When He strengthened the fountains of the deep: When He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment: When He appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, having gladness always before Him…and My delights were with the sons of men [v.27-31].

Wisdom says , “Listen to Me…[v.32”]! “How happy are they who guard My ways. Hear discipline, and be wise, and refuse it not [v.33]!

Happy is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors [v.34]

For whoever finds Me finds life [chayim], and shall obtain favor from YHVH [v.35]

WARNING:

“But he that sins against Me wrongs his own being: all they that hate Me love death [v.36]”!

Yeshua the Messiah says, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life: he that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live [John 11:25]”.

Woe to those seeing themselves as wise, esteeming themselves as clever~ Isaiah 5:21

Woe to those who think they are wise and regard themselves as clever? Is there “good” wisdom , “better and best”?

James 3:17 But the WISDOM that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.

But the "chochmah" that is from above is 1st perfect, then full of shalom [peace, blessing, health, wellness, wholeness], gentle, and ready to obey, full of rachamim [mercies], and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.~ Ya'akov-James 3:17 [RSTNE]

But the “chochmah” that is from above is 1st perfect, then full of shalom [peace, blessing, health, wellness, wholeness], gentle, and ready to obey, full of rachamim [mercies], and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.~ Ya’akov-James 3:17 [RSTNE]

WISDOM: PURE—> PEACE-LOVING—>CONSIDERATE—>SUBMISSIVE—>MERCIFULL—>GOOD FRUIT—>SINCERITY

I, WISDOM, dwell together with prudence, I possess knowledge and discretion;

To fear the LORD is to hate evil;

I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech,

Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. [Proverbs 8:12-14]

PRUDENCE in Hebrew is “‘ormah“, discretion, guile [in a good sense], subtlety, wilily and wisdom.
PILLAR in Hebrew is “‘ammuwd“, a column, stand, platform , from the verb “‘aw-mad”, to stand, abide behind, appoint, ordain, arise, dwell or raise up.

WISDOM abides with [PRUDENCE] —> [KNOWLEDGE] and [DISCRETION];
[FEAR OF YHVH] = hate evil pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech! =
[HUMILITY] and [ETHICS] –> [COUNSEL] and [SOUND JUDGEMENT] —> [INSIGHT] and [POWER]

This “pure” WISDOM dwells with PRUDENCE leading us to KNOWLEDGE and DISCRETION; however, FEAR OR REVERANCE OF YHVH in us arises to actually “hate” the sin, but of course, love the “sinner”! Pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech will become “a bad taste” which we will want to spit out! ETHICS with HUMILITY allows COUNSEL and STRONG JUDGEMENT to guide our behavior. We then have great INSIGHT and POWER in His Holy Spirit [RUACH HAKODESH] as we are led by Him.

Proverbs 9:1 WISDOM hath built her house, and carved out her 7 pillars.

Does not Wisdom call? and understanding lift her voice? ~ Proverbs 8:1 Wisdom has built her house; she has cut out it 7 pillars ~ Proverbs 9:1

Does not Wisdom call? and understanding lift her voice? ~ Proverbs 8:1
Wisdom has built her house; she has cut out it 7 pillars ~ Proverbs 9:1

WISDOM builds ‘herself’ places to abide. Her foundation includes 7 pillars: these 7 [ the # of perfection] : [INSTRUCTION] [KNOWLEDGE] [HUMILITY] [FEAR OF YHVH] [INSIGHT] [SOUND JUDGEMENT] [COUNSEL]. This is where she will abide.

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And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever.~ Daniel 12:3

Many shall be purified, and made white through Tribulation; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the WISE shall understand.~ Daniel 12:10

Be wise and get “Wisdom”; let “her” build her house in you; be happy! Shalom in Yeshua who is Wisdom! known also as “the Word” or “the Living Torah” and also ” Memra”.
My prayer is that all read, contemplate, chew, meditate on this word. His [INSTRUCTION]–> [KNOWLEDGE]–> [HUMILITY]–> [FEAR OF YHVH]–> [INSIGHT]–> [SOUND JUDGEMENT]–> [COUNSEL]. This is where POWER and GLORY abide .

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The Double Wave of Love!

John 13:34 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

I AM giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. In this same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other. ~ John 13:34

I AM giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. In this same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other. ~ John 13:34

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[Be] kindly1 affectioned2 one to another with brotherly love3; in honor4 preferring5 one another [KJV] ~ Romans 12:10

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. ~ Romans 12:10 [KJV]

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. ~ Romans 12:10 [KJV]

1. kindly: #5387 [Greek]: philostorgos: cherishing one’s kindred, especially parents and children; fond of natural relatives philos: dear, a friend; act fondly + storgos: to cherish affectionately
2. affectioned [same] #5387 : philostorgos Implication: double the philostorgos, cherish relatives and ‘strangers’ and ‘foreigners’! Go beyond, pay it forward!
3. How? with brotherly love #5360 philadelphia [Greek] fraternal affection, love of the brethren, from philadelphos: fond of brethren, fraternal
4. in honor #5092 time [tee-may, Greek] a value, i.e. money paid, or valuables; esteem [especially of the highest degree], or the dignity itself– precious, price; from #5099 tio: to pay a price, i.e. as a penalty:–to be punished with.
5. preferring #4285 proegeomai [Greek] : to lead the way for others, to show deference for one another, to consider, esteem the other.
 “proegeomai” comes from “hegeomai“, to lead, to command, to deem, consider, esteem
Message: Cherish one another, even strangers with the love of brethren showing deference for one another, esteeming them as valuable and precious, as Christ the Messiah paid the price for all.
Is His commandment to love of God?
 A “law” is an instruction or rule; it requires certain conduct or activities; it is something considered to be authoritative which must be obeyed!
 A “law” is an enactment binding by the sanction of God

Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Messiah

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John the Beloved also thought so:

1 John 3:23 – And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the Name of His Son Yeshua Messiah, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

A parable tells of a young man who loved a girl to folly. One evening he could stand it no more. He knocked at her door and begged, ” Let me come in. I must be with you”. She asked, “But who is it”?
He answered, “It is I, your beloved”, to which she replied,” My room is narrow and my bed is straight. There is no place for you”. He left and wandered for years through the world, not understanding her refusal. He had assumed that she loved him, too.
But the moment of enlightenment came. He knocked at her door again. She asked, “Who is it”? He answered, “It is you”! The door opened for him. He was received with embraces. She said, “For years I have waited for this moment”!
–quote: Richard Wurmbrand, If Prison Walls Could Speak, pg. 52

Reward truly shall come quickly by placing others first and helping others to succeed. Is not this part of “dying to self” or “carrying your cross” and “not I but Messiah in me”?
We should all say, “It is you”!

1 Peter 5:5 – Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

Bible Verses About Prefer One Another

– Love each other devotedly and with brotherly love; and set examples for each other in showing respect. [CJB] Romans 12:10

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Use parallel translations; read the original in Hebrew and Greek if you can.

Bible verses related to Prefer One Another from the King James Version (KJV)

Romans 12:10 – [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

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Philippians 2:3 – [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

1 Peter 5:5 – Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

1 Peter 4:9 – Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Hebrews 10:25 – Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Hebrews 13:17 – Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.

Hebrews 10:24 – And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

1 Timothy 5:1-2 – Rebuke not an elder, but entreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren; (Read More…)

John 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (Read More…)

Romans 12:16 – [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Matthew 22:37 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

1 John 3:11 – For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:18 – Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:21-33 – Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. (Read More…)

Ephesians 5:21 – Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 4:25 – Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Ephesians 4:2 – With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Romans 14:13 – Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother’s way.

1 John 4:12 – No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 Peter 5:3 – Neither as being lords over [God’s] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

1 Peter 4:8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 Peter 3:5-6 – For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: (Read More…)

1 Thessalonians 4:1 – Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.

Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.

Ephesians 5:24 – Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.

Ephesians 5:23 – For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Savior of the body.

Galatians 6:1 – Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

1 Corinthians 13:4 – Charity suffers long, [and] is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

1 Corinthians 12:25 – That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.

Romans 13:8 – Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 7:4 – Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Acts 4:18-20 – And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. (Read More…)

John 15:17 – These things I command you, that ye love one another.

John 15:12 – This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Matthew 28:19 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 1:18-25 – Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (Read More…)

Genesis 16:5-6 – And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong [be] upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. (Read More…)

1 John 5:2 – By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1 John 4:8 – He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

1 Peter 5:1-2 – The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: (Read More…)

Galatians 5:13 – For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Romans 15:14 – And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Romans 14:19 – Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Romans 12:13 – Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:26-38 – And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, (Read More…)

Proverbs 21:9 – [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

1 Samuel 25:17-19 – Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he [is such] a son of Belial, that [a man] cannot speak to him. (Read More…)

1 Samuel 25:4-42 – And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep. (Read More…)

Joshua 6:25 – And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwells in Israel [even] unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Genesis 21:10-12 – Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac. (Read More…)

1 John 5:3 – For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

1 John 4:7 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 4:2 – Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

1 John 3:23 – And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 4:10 – As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 3:8 – Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:

1 Peter 1:16 – Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

James 5:9 – Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

James 4:11 – Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaks evil of [his] brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law
Hebrews 3:13 – But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:2 – And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

1 Timothy 5:21 – I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

1 Timothy 3:13 – For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:10 – And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.

1 Timothy 3:2 – A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Thessalonians 3:12 – And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:

1 Thessalonians 3:1 – Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

1 Thessalonians 2:2 – But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

Colossians 3:9 – Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Colossians 3:3 – For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 1:18 – And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 4:16 – From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: (Read More…)

Galatians 5:26 – Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (Read More…)

Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 5:15 – But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Galatians 5:13-15 – For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (Read More…)

2 Corinthians 12:7 – And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

2 Corinthians 8:9 – For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2 Corinthians 5:20 – Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

1 Corinthians 13:8 – Charity never fails: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1 Corinthians 13:7 – Bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things.

1 Corinthians 13:1 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1 Corinthians 12:27 – Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 – Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 9:14 – Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

1 Corinthians 4:6 – And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

Prefer one another and be doubly blessed!

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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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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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Not Done In A Corner (Acts 26:26)

          “But (Sha’ul or Paul, his gentile name) said, I am not Imagemeshugas (crazy)…but speak out the words of emet/ truth & common sense…for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from you; for the thing was not done in a corner.” (Acts 26: 25-26)

          Corners can be signifigant in YHWH‘s Word.  YHWH speaks in His Word about many different corners and also corners that are not really corners ! His work of salvation of Yeshua was a mystery, hidden but not in a corner. It was revealed in a place, Israel, and spread to the four “corners” of the earth.

  •        One biblical corner  is revealed  on His talit, or prayer shawl.

                   “But to you that fear My Name (YHWH) shall the Sun of Tzedakah/ Righteousness arise with healing in His 4- cornered tzitzit ; and you shall go forth, & grow up as calves of the stall. ” (Malachi/ Malaki 4: 2)

Tzitzit is the fringe of the edges of the talit. The corners are as wings of a bird or flaps of a garment, from the Hebrew, kanaph: to project laterally.  Image

  •  Steps to healing:  Kaphaph [kaw-phaph], bow down, revere & truly worship YHWH.
  1.  Confess in your heart & believe in Yeshua as your cover or kaphar.  As “the Son” rises up in your life, He blesses you with healing, wholesomeness, & completeness.  You see, Yeshua wore the talit with tzitzit as part of His torah-observant piety.
  2.  As we enter His tabernacle, tent or talit of meeting, worship YHWH, we receive the promises which include healing, joy, peace, & love of YHWH. We receive His Holy Spirit, the Ruach Ha’Kodesh!
  3. As we repent, & shuv or turn from our ways, Yeshua’s sacrifice appeases YHWH, makes atonement for our sins, cleanses us, forgives us, pardons us, covers us, reconciling us to YHWH. Healing can be automatic or take years!  YHWH is Sovereign.  Ultimately, He wants us to be clean vessels for His use.( see note on “Pots for Service”).

  •   A corner can mean “to the uttermost part” of the land, object, or earth!  A corner is 3-dimensional not flat, with height, depth & length.  A corner is bent, an angle, sharp or dull.  The boards  or support of the Tabernacle had bending, turning corners, called mekutsah, as in Exodus 26:23, 24.  The altar corners were pinnah, chieftain, pinnacle & tower or bulwark corners, seen by all in the court.
  • Blood of the sin offering was dripped on the horns at these 4 corners of the altar while blood was also poured on the sides & at the bottom, completely covering the altar of sacrifice: a foreshadow of the complete blood atonement for our sins by Messiah. ( See note on “Washing of Regeneration) [Also Exodus  27:2, 38:2]
  • There is no height, width, or length which can separate us from the love of Yeshua. No “corner” can keep us from the love, neither trouble, hardship, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, war [Romans 8:35].

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  • The corners of the shulhan or gold-covered table in the Tabernacle were pe-ah, the mouth, direction, region or extremity: certainly more morphemic, as if describing body parts. So, it is not surprising that the “Bread of Presence” or Lechem Ha Panayim was placed on this shulhan!
  • Also, the Menorah , the 7-branch lamp beaten out of one piece of solid gold, was placed across the Holy Place from the  shulhan. The bread & lamp are symbolic of Messiah, who became our Light & body broken for us.
  • The tabernacle formed a cross shape, with the altar, the sea basin at the southern bar; the Menorah, the table, and the altar of incense forming the cross bar; and the Holy of Holies with the ark, forming the northern bar, +! Image
  • When Ba‘alam and Barak looked down upon Israelite camp in Numbers 24, they saw the cross formation of the 12 tribes placed by 3’s around the “corners” of the tabernacle, forming the +.Image
  •            The gold-covered ark held the Testimony, the tablets, the manna, & the blooming rod of Aaron & had a lid of kepporah [covering] on the Mercy Seat, with hovering cherubim overhead.
  • The ark’s  corner is pa-am, an anvil which is an iron or steel block used to hammer softened metals into a desired shape! Also, pa-am is a foot-step:
  • We are molded as our hearts soften into YHWH’s image through the witness of the Holy Spirit in our lives. As we eat the body of Messiah, His Word, we see miracles.  The closer we step toward YHWH, the closer He comes to us & fills us with His presence. YHWH has become man & through Yeshua, man becomes like Him!
  • Pa-am is also a stroke, of music or rythmn, a tapbeat!  Song in worship is the very essence of praise of YHWH, coming from the heart of man.

“So this is what the Sovereign Master YHWH says, See, I lay a stone in Tzion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.  I will make justice the measuring line & righteousness the plumb line…”. (Isaiah 28: 16-17a)

  •  Yeshua is the Chief Corner Stone, our foundation & our emunah or faith. If we rely on Him, & follow His Way, we will not panic at the signs of the second coming, but rejoice awaiting His Justice & Righteousness.
  • This ‘corner’ is chief, from pinnah , of the sacrificial altar (above),  to stay or be our tower also, as in “YHWH is my tower & I run to Him”!

          “Yeshua said to them, Did you never read in the Scripture, The Stone that the builders rejected, the same has become the Head of the corner: this is the Master YHWH’s doing & it is marvelous in our eyes?” (Matthew 21:42; see also Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17)

“And whoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken (in spirit, as I, to receive Him as the Messiah!): but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder & they will be broken apart.” (Mat.21:44)

“Be it known…by the Name of Yeshua Ha’ Moshiach of Natzeret…even by Him does this man (Peter or Kepha, which means a piece of rock or the Rock!) stand here before you healthy (in spirit, body & mind through Messiah).

This is the Stone that was rejected by you builders, that has become the Rosh Pina (the Head Cornerstone).

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other Name under the shamayim given among men, whereby we must be saved.” ( Acts 4:10-12)

“Therefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Tzion a chief Corner Stone, elect, precious : & he that believes on Him shall not be put to shame.”

“To you therefore who believe He is precious: but to those who are disobedient, the Stone that the builders disallowed, the same is made the Rosh Pina, & a Stone of stumbling, & a Rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient…” . ( 1Peter/ Kepha 2:6-8)

“Beit Yisrael (one “new” House of Yisrael~congregation of believers) is built upon the foundation of the apostles(sent ones or messengers) & prophets (neviim), Yeshua Ha Moshiach Himself being the Rosh Pina.” (Ephesians 2:20)

All true congregations are built on the foundation of the head cornerstone, Messiah with the writings of the TaNaK , known as the 1st covenant [ never “old”; Tanakh =Torah,Nevim, Ketuvim].  The writings [Ketuvim] of the  prophets [Nevim] are rewritten in the Brit Chadasha, the Renewed Covenant, known as the “New Testament”, of the apostles/disciples of the renewed covenant [Ezekiel 36:26]!

YHWH has not spoken to us in secret: He, the Son, & the Ruach Ha Kadosh have spoken to us from the very beginning (Isaiah 48:16)  YHWH gave us things with corners, like the altar, the Tabernacle, the shulhan, to help us come to Him.  Then YHWH sent His Son , the chief Corner Stone.  Many of us have stumbled & been broken over the Stone.

“For this thing was not done in a corner.  Melech Agrippa, do you believe the neviim? I know that you believe. Then Agrippa said to Shaul, You almost are persuading me to be a Notsri…And Shaul said, I would to Eloah…”.Image

[I myself tripped over that stone, fell flat on my face, saw the shed blood of Yeshua and His forgiveness for my sins, and surrendered my heart to Him. These years of submission have been the best of my life. I can not even fathom a life without believing in Yeshua as the Messiah for the Jew and the gentile.]

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**originally published by Joanne Daniel (Notes) on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 7:37pm on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/joanne.daniel3; edited version
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Out of the Land of Silence

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Austria, Vienna, St. Charles’s Church The Tetragrammaton Yahweh intended to be pronounced Adonai (see File:Tetragrammaton-related-Masoretic-vowel-points.png). From the window above the main altar in Karlskirche on the south side of Karlsplatz, Vienna. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If Yahweh hadn’t helped me, I would soon have dwelt in the land of silence.

When I said,  ‘My foot is slipping!’ Your grace, Yahweh, supported me.

When my cares within me are many, Your comforts

cheer me up. [Psalm 94:17-19]”!

How does one become a dweller in the land of silence?  How does it start?

“There is no matter that enters a man from outside, which is able to defile him, but it is what comes out of him that defiles the man [Marqos/ Mark 7:15]”.

“It is what comes out of a person”, [Yeshua] went on, “that makes him unclean. For from within, out of a person’s heart come forth wicked thoughts, sexual

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Outside Satan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, arrogance, foolishness…All these wicked things come from within, and they make the person unclean.”

A foot slips, anger, high conflict, toxic behaviors, toxic thoughts; stress, neglect, abuse, and maltreatment; more stress, sickness, anxieties, mood disorder.

No hope, crying, tormenting thoughts! Alcohol, weed, drugs to forget the pains.

Minor depression to major mood swings, poor judgement, poor impulse control, anti-social behavior, no sleep, chronic pains; mania, paranoia, social anxiety; horrors frozen in memory, intrusive thoughts, dreams and feelings; obsessions and compulsions; covert anger, thoughts which sustain toxic anger; destructive and self-defeating outbursts; self-destruction, including cutting!

A single demon can sow poison even into the multitudes! The accuser  seeks to destroy  through faulty thoughts or lies . He then steals  joy, peace, and contentment . A demon of accusation or bitterness is added to self-righteousness and one becomes a “demon” himself, marching not in victory in Yeshua but in: pride, self-righteousness, respectability, selfishness, ambition, unrighteous judgement, jealousy, envy…

The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? I Yahweh search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds [Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 17:9,10].

The demonic weapons become not love, patience, long-suffering…no, these weapons become :intimidation, fault finding, accusation, gossip, slander, rejection, bitterness, lust, impatience, and unforgiveness.

The strategy of the enemy is to divide the house; locate any opening, exploit and make it larger. High-conflict, disorder , moods and thoughts toxic , anxieties and anger mount up, become a mountain not moving.  Soon, without change or help, a man can not remain home, and so leaves to live among  ‘the caves of the burial tombs’. No one can keep him even tied up, not even with a chain.

The evil spirits now in him gather strength. Once he had been chained for his good and that of the community. Now he snaps the chains on his hands and breaks the irons off his feet, and no one is strong enough to control him. Night and day he wanders among the land of silence, among the graves of the dead, and through the hills, howling like a animal and gashing himself with stones.

Meet the demoniac of Mark 5:1-5, Matthew 8:28-34, and Luke 8:26-39!

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Medieval book illustration of Christ Exorcising the Gerasenes demonic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The solution is one!

The answer is found in Luke: Once swept clean  by the Stronger Man [see Luke 11:16-26], and filled with the Spirit of Yahweh, man’s enemies have no room in which to dwell, and leave for drier places, where the Word dwells not! They can return and if empty, bring 7 worse spirits with them!

  1. Stop ‘hosting’ the demon
  2. Stop agreeing with the demon which perverts the Word of Yahweh
  3. See the sin!
  4. Start professing the Word, using it as sword and shield : “He is my Defender”, “He is my shield”,  “Yahweh is Sovereign, He is in control”!
  5. Ask Yeshua to cleanse, purify, sanctify self.
  6. Have Yeshua heal all wounds
  7. Do not fear, have no anger; rather, armor self as in Ephesians 6:10-18
  8. Stand and fight, with faith, hope, and love. Let the shield grow, wisdom in Yahweh increase, climb from salvation to sanctification, in prayer and faithfulness!
  9. Climb the mountain of Elohim; the darts and arrows of the enemy decrease and penetrate less!
  10. Allow Yeshua to comfort every step of the Way!

Psalms 94:19 : When anxiety was great within me, Your comforts delighted my being.

20 But Yahweh is my defense, And my Elohim the

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Rock of my refuge.

Yahweh through Yeshua the Messiah is our stronghold. He alone will cut off and cast down our enemies. Yeshua told Satan to step behind Him, for Satan’s thoughts are stumbling-blocks and not of Elohim [Mattithyahu – Matthew 16:23]! Yeshua is our STRONGerMAN who stands forward and behind us, leading us to victory in Him. He binds the enemy and cleans our house!

As in Psalms 91, IF we make our dwelling place  in the SECRET place of the Most High, we shall never dwell in a cemetery again!  Our desire daily should be to tarry under His shadow by the Light of Yeshua. Under His wings we take our refuge. His Word, the Truth, becomes our shield and armor.

Psalms 91:5 You are not afraid of the dread by night, of the arrow that flies by day, 6  of the pestilence that walks in darkness, of destruction that ravages at midday.

7 A thousand fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it does not come near you.

9 Because you have made Yahweh – my refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,

10 NO evil befalls you, and a plague does not come near your tent…

The darts and arrows of the enemy fall at your side for He commands His messengers, the angels, concerning you [v.11] to guard you in all your ways!

So tread on that lion and cobra [v. 13], trample under foot the young lion and serpent!

14 “Because he clings to Me in love, therefore I deliver him; I exalt him, because he has known My Name.

15 “When he calls on Me, I answer him; I AM with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.

The Most High is asking, Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who feels hurt without cause? Who has redness of eyes? [Proverbs 23:29]

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes watch My ways [v.26]!

Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves…[Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 6:16]!

Bitten by a snake? Stung by an adder? Yahweh has come. Yahweh has called., and His hand is not too short to redeem. His power remains strong to deliver.

Yeshayahu – Our Yah Saves -Isaiah 50:4 ” The Master Yahweh has given Me the tongue of talmidim [disciples], that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes Me morning by morning, He wakes My ear to hear as talmidim.

5 The Master Yahweh has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor dd I turn away.

6 I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide My face from humiliation and spitting.

9 See, the Master Yahweh helps Me…

10 Who among you is revering Yahweh, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of

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English: An image of Psalm 23 (King James’ Version), frontispiece to the 1880 omnibus printing of The Sunday at Home. Scanned at 800 dpi. Français : Illustration du Psaume 23 (version autorisée par le roi Jacques), en frontispice de l’édition omnibus du Sunday at home. Version numérisée à 800 dpi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahweh and lean upon his Elohim!

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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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