The Living and Active Torah Portions

For Moses has been proclaimed in every city from ancient times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath, Acts 15:21 What are the Weekly Torah Portions? The writer of the book of Acts heard the Torah (the first five books of the Bible are synonymous with Moses) proclaimed every Sabbath, because an annual reading schedule has been established in the 4th Century B.C. These reading portions are attributed... Continue Reading →

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Ancient Hebrew Pictographs and their Meanings

What are Ancient Hebrew Pictographs? Hebrew word pictures do not replace, define or limit Scripture. They illustrate Scripture. The word pictures are only valid when they agree with Scripture.Dr. Frank T. Seekins Pictographs are also called Pictograms, Ideographs, Ideograms, logographs, logograms, etc... Simply put, they are Picture Characters representing a thing, idea, or concept. If... Continue Reading →

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Prophecies Fulfilled

Prophecies Fulfilled By the Messiah Did you know that every 1st century writer, of every New Testament letter, referred to the Torah, Prophets and Writings as the Scriptures? The Scriptures are referred to as the תנ״ך, TaNaK in Hebrew. It is an acronym ת-T, נ-N, ך-K standing for תּוֹרָה Torah (Teaching), נְבִיאִים Nevi'im (Prophets), כְּתוּבִים Ketuvim... Continue Reading →

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Understanding the Figurative Language of the Bible

What is Figurative Language? A Figure of Speech is a literal example representing an abstract meaning. For instance, the Bible often conveys Spiritual Reality in terms we can See, Hear, Taste, Touch and Smell. Creation itself is perpetually revealing the Unseen through its physical Representations: For His Invisible attributes, namely, His Eternal power and Divine... Continue Reading →

Wise (CHakam), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Word Picture of Wisdom; חָכְמָה CHokmah? “But where shall Wisdom (חָכְמָה CHokmah) be found? And where is the place of Understanding? Job 28:12 Wisdom, in English, is an abstract word with no physical representation, whereas the original Hebrew Pictographs illustrate the meaning of חָכְמָה CHokmah. We begin our word study... Continue Reading →

Mistranslations Regarding Meat

This is a continuation of All Foods Clean is a Dirty Translation, (with a 5 minute audio recording). Additional Mistranslations Regarding Unclean Food Our translations are bent toward the opinion that the Blood of Jesus made Unclean Meat, Clean. When in fact Unclean Meat was not even considered food by any of the New Testament writers.... Continue Reading →

Die to Your Self and Live for Me

Is Self-absorption the common denominator of everything we call a Mental Disorder? We can diagnose the Ego of the Narcissist, but it disguises itself in the Empath. They may seem like polar opposites but they are more like two book ends melding into a myriad of unique, and multifaceted, Disfunctions. No matter what we call... Continue Reading →

Did Grace Abolish Torah?

(Click Here for a list with these verses and go directly to the number its under) Did Jesus Add Grace and Subtract the Torah? One of the fundamental teachings of Torah, the Instructions in the Way, Truth and Life, is the prohibition of Adding to, or Subtracting from, the Instructions of *YHVH. *YHVH is the Eternal Name of... Continue Reading →

Forehead (MetzaCH), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Forehead? Hebrew is a figurative language. Originally having a pictographic aleph-bet and every letter was a picture symbolizing its meaning. Words, like Forehead, מֵצַח MatzaCH, describe what it does:     Mem = Water, Liquid, Blood, Massive, Chaos, Raging, Mighty, Living Water, Messiah…  Tzadi = Hook, Side, to Hunt, Chase, Catch, Harvest, Journey, Pull Toward, Desire…  CHet = Fence,... Continue Reading →

Name (Shem), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Word Picture of שֵׁם Shem? שֵׁם Shem is the Hebrew Noun translated into English as Name; the identifier of a person, place or thing. Sheen שֵׁ  = Teeth, Sharp, Press, Crush, Eat, Devour, Consume, Fire, Destroy, Remove… Mem ם מ = Water, Blood, Liquid, Massive, Chaos, Raging, Mighty, Living Water; Messiah...... Continue Reading →

What is the 8th Day?

The 8th Day is The Day of Renewal חָדַשׁ CHadash is the Hebrew verb, to Renew. חֹדֶשׁ CHodesh means Renewed Moon, as a sliver of Light Renews the face of the dark Moon each Month. “For just as the new (חָדָשׁ CHadesh) heavens and the new (חָדָשׁ CHadesh) earth, which I will make, will endure before Me,” declares יְהוָֹה *YHVH, “so your descendants and your name will endure. Isaiah 66:22 We... Continue Reading →

Where is the Outer Darkness?

Where is the Outer Darkness? (It is) where there will be Weeping and Gnashing Teeth. The Messiah uses the phrase Outer Darkness to describe those who will be Cast Outside of His Kingdom. In contrast, those Inside will be Celebrating in the Light of Life. Outside, in the Darkness of Death, there will be Weeping and... Continue Reading →

Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonements - Yom haKippurim You could call our Creator's 6th Appointed Time a Jewish Holiday, but you'd be wrong. *YHVH says, these are My Holy Appointed Times, Leviticus 23:2 An Appointed Time, or מוֹעֵד Mo'ed, is an Appointment our Creator has set with mankind at creation: And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of... Continue Reading →

Honor and Glory (Kavod), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

כָּבוֹד Kavod is the Hebrew noun derived from the 3-letter verb root כָּבַד Kavad. In English it is defined as Honor, Glory, Abounding, Respect, Importance, High in Renown, Fame, Prestige, Great Beauty, Splendor, Majesty... Who is He, this King of Glory (כָּבוֹד Kavod)? יְהוָֹה *YHVH of Hosts— He is the King of Glory. Selah Psalm 24:10 כָּבַד Kavad also represents a value judged by Weight, like... Continue Reading →

How to Know and be Known

How to Know, and be Known, by the Life-giving Spirit For those of us who are ready to search, with all our heart and soul, for the Life-giving Spirit of our Creator, it means we are ready to wean. We may start out being bottle-fed our beliefs, and eventually we form our opinions about God.... Continue Reading →

Judge (Shaphat – Din), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

שָׁפַט Shaphat is the 3-letter Hebrew Verb Root translated into English as Judge, Govern, Defend, Protect, Vindicate, Decide... The first time שָׁפַט Shaphat appears in the Bible is when Sarah realizes that it was wrong to give her maidservant to her husband Abraham, and she blames him: May יְהוָֹה *YHVH Judge (שָׁפַט Shaphat) between you and me.... Continue Reading →

Shame (Boosh), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of בּוּשׁ Bosh? "יְהוָֹה *YHVH, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to Shame (בּוּשׁ Boosh). All who turn away will be written in the dust, for they have abandoned יְהוָֹה *YHVH, the Fountain of Living Water. Jeremiah 17:13 no copyright infringement is intended The English concept of בּוּשׁ Boosh is translated as Shame, Ashamed, Confused, Baffled, Perplexed, Disillusioned,... Continue Reading →

Fear of YHVH

Why Am I Not Afraid? I speak with him face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of יְהוָֹה YHVH (*Yah),  Why then were you Not Afraid to speak against My servant Moses?” Numbers 12:8   The Bible teaches us to Fear our Life-giving Creator יְהוָֹה *Yah and nothing else. This year, however, as I was reading the Torah Portion where Miriam talked to Aaron... Continue Reading →

What is the Spiritual Promise?

All Nations Will be Blessed Through You This is the Good News that was promised to Abraham: The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Nations by faith, and foretold the Good News to Abraham: “All Nations Will Be Blessed Through You.” Galatians 3:8 When Abraham was 99 years old and childless he was told his Offspring, or Seeds (זֶרַע Zera), would be as numerous as the stars, Romans 4:18;... Continue Reading →

Just Judgement or Mercy

There is Just Judgement or Mercy. Anything More is a Lie. There is Only Just Judgement or Mercy Does the Unjust Judgement of Eternal Burning, for Temporal Sin, match up to the Scriptures? When something smells like a lie it needs to be sniffed out and thrown away as one of our dearly loved doctrines.... Continue Reading →

Disease (Machaleh), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Disease?  “If you will listen carefully to the voice of יְהוָֹה YHVH your God, and do what is right in His eyes, and pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, then I will not put on you any of the Diseases (מַחֲלֶה Machaleh) I put on the Egyptians. For I AM יְהוָֹה YHVH  who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 The concept of Disease comes from the 3-letter... Continue Reading →

Eden (Aydin), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Eden? Then יְהוָֹה *YHVH אֱלהִים Elohim took the man and placed him in the Garden (גַּן Gan) of Eden (עֵדֶן Aydin) to Work (עָבַד Abad) and Keep (שָׁמַר Shamar) it, Genesis 2:15 Eden, עֵדֶן Aydin, is the name of the Garden, or Enclosed Place, planted by *YHVH; He Is,... Continue Reading →

Jesus, or Joshua (Yehoshua), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Jesus? So Moses said to Joshua (יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yehoshua), “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on the hilltop with the staff of God in my hand.” Exodus 17:9 The English name Joshua is a transliteration of the Hebrew name, יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yeho-shua. It is a contraction of two Hebrew words, the prefix יְהוֹ Yeho, or Yehu, is... Continue Reading →

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