Prophecies Fulfilled

Prophecies Fulfilled By the Messiah Do you know the authors of every 1st century "New Testament" letter referred to the Torah, Prophets and Writings, as the Scriptures?  What we now call, "The Old Testament," Is, Was, and Shall Always Be, the Perfect, Complete, and Living Word of God: "For The Word of God is Living ... Continue Reading →

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There are 54 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 The Origin of the Torah Portion Cycle Tradition tells us it was Ezra the Scribe, along with 120 Elders, who created the annual reading schedule. Ezra was a post-Babylonian exile prophet, so these sections have been, and continues to be, proclaimed publicly every Sabbath, since the 4th Century... 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, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Eden? Then YHVH יְהוָֹה God took the man and placed him in the Garden (גַּן Gan) of Eden (עֵדֶן Aydin) to work and keep it, Genesis 2:15 Eden עֵדֶן is the name of the Garden, or the enclosed place, planted by YHVH, the Eternal.  He formed Adam from the dust of the אֲדָמָה adamah, or... 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 →

Unfailing Love

Unfailing Love is More Than a Feeling Marriage is a Covenant, until death do us part.  Admittedly, this lifelong commitment to love, honor and cherish our spouse is often carried on the wings of our fleeting feelings of infatuation.  In other words, feelings may be the impetus of love but faithfulness makes Love Unfailing. Now... Continue Reading →

To Redeem, or Avenge, (Gaal), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Redeem? The Avenger (גָּאַל Gaal) of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him, Numbers 35:19 In English the words Avenge and Revenge come from the same root as Vengeance. So I confused the Avenger with getting Revenge which is so clearly prohibited in the Torah:... Continue Reading →

Ancient Hebrew Meanings

Ancient Hebrew Pictograph Chart Additional Meanings: Aleph  = Ox head, Strong, Power, Master, Teacher, Leader, Elohim…Bet  = House, Tent, Dwelling, In, Inside, Family, Kingdom…Gimel  = Camel, Pride, to Lift up, Gather, Foot, Walk…Dalet  = Door, Entrance, Pathway, Hang, to Freely Move back and forth…Heh  = Window, Look, Behold, Reveal, Man with Arms Raised, Breath, Presence... Continue Reading →

Proud Actions, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Hebrew Word Picture Describing Proud Actions? Now I know that יְהוָֹה YHVH is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt Proudly (זוּד Zud) He was Above them, Exodus 18:11 Zud זוּד is the three letter Hebrew verb root meaning to Boil up, Seethe, to Act Proud, Presumptuous, Rebellious, Arrogant, Insolent... It also... Continue Reading →

To Prescribe (Choq), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Word Picture of Prescribed? חֹק Choq is the two-letter Hebrew root translated into English as Something Prescribed, an Allotment, a Portion, Owed, a written Statute, Commandment, Testimony, Custom, Tradition, Decree… For a greater understanding of these concepts the Ancient Hebrew gives us a figurative word picture of חֹק Choq: Chet... Continue Reading →

Sabbath, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Meaning of Rest? Sabbath, pronounced Shabbat שָׁבַת in Hebrew, is the original three letter Hebrew verb root defined as; to Rest, Cease, Desist... The first time the word Shabbat is used in the Bible is when YHVH, the Eternal Name of our Spiritual Creator, Blessed the 7th Day, and made... Continue Reading →

Shema, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

 What is the original Hebrew Word Picture for Hear and Obey? Shema שָׁמַע is the three letter Hebrew verb root translated into English as to Hear, or Listen. In Hebrew thought to Hear also means to Do, or Obey: Hear and Obey (Shema שָׁמַע) O Israel: YHVH יְהוָֹה is our God, YHVH יְהוָֹה is One, Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew... Continue Reading →

Part 3 – Did Grace Abolish Torah?

Understanding the Difference between Physical Bondage and Spiritual Freedom 1. Romans 7:6 and Hebrews 8:13 speak of the "Old," or "Aging," and the "New," or "Renewed," Law.  Which "Law" (Nomos #3551) bound us?  And from what do we need to be released? The physical curse is written in the Torah. It can be recognized in... Continue Reading →

To Bless, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for Blessing? Behold, how Good and Pleasant it is when brothers dwell alike in Unity!... For there YHVH יְהוָֹה has bestowed the Blessing (בְּרָכָה Berakah) of Life Forevermore, Psalm 133 Berakah בְּרָכָה is the Hebrew word translated into English as Blessing.  It can be defined as a Prayer for God's Favor and Protection, a Benediction,... Continue Reading →

The Last Day

It's Called the Great Day of the Festival Sukkot are Temporary Dwellings However, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, John 7:2 Sukkot is usually translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Festival of Booths. Although it is referred to as a Jewish holiday, it is in fact our Spiritual Creator's 7th Mo'ed, or Appointed Time. On the Last Day, that... Continue Reading →

To Lie, the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for a Lie? God is not a man, that He should Lie (כָּזַב Kazab) or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19 Kazab כָּזַב is the three letter Hebrew verb root that translates into English as, to Lie and to Fail: Kaph כ... Continue Reading →

How I Discovered Truth

The Torah is Truth It was about ten years ago, I can still remember myself saying, "doesn't he know we aren't under the bondage of the Law anymore? I used to feel sorry for people who didn't understand the Good News of God's Grace, until I found out I was one of them. At the... Continue Reading →

The Sign on Your Hand and Forehead

What is the Sign on Your Hand and Forehead? Reading the book of Revelation, without knowing the figurative language of Hebrew, is like trying to understand the beginning of the Bible by starting at the end: I declare (נָגַד nagad) the End from the Beginning, and ancient times from what is still to come, saying:... Continue Reading →

Peace, (Shalom), the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Word Picture of Shalom? Hebrew is read from right to left Shalom שָׁלוֹם is the Hebrew noun derived from the 3-letter verb root Shalam שָׁלַם. It is defined as Completeness, Soundness, Wholeness, Welfare, Peace, Function, Fullness, Health, Safety, Security, Tranquility, to Restore, to Repay, to Reward, to Make Amends, to... Continue Reading →

Priest; the Ancient Hebrew Meaning

The Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for Priest Kohen כֹּהֵן is the original, three letter, Hebrew root word that translates into English as Priest, Chief Ruler, Minister, Servant, Officiator, Principal Officer, Prince... What Ancient Hebrew Word Picture do these three letters show us about the function of a Kohen כֹּהֵן? Kaf כֹּ   = Palm, to... Continue Reading →

Torah,The Ancient Hebrew Meaning

What is the Original Hebrew Word Picture for Torah? The Hebrew word Torah תּוֹרָה contains the sub root אוֹר Or, meaning Light.  It is also derived from the three letter verb root, יָרָה pronounced Yarah, meaning to Throw, Shoot, Cast, Flow, or Point. The Torah is the Light of Our Eternal Creator's Teachings, or Instructions. ... Continue Reading →

My Mom Died Last Thursday

Sacred Moments It wasn't until I witnessed my mom's Spirit leave her body that I began to recognize death as a sacred moment.  My daughter sat holding my mom's hand, my dad was sitting beside her, and I was standing next to my dad when I noticed a change in the atmosphere. I thought we... Continue Reading →

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