The Sabbath Bride – Erev Shabbat Table Song

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“How beloved is your rest, Sabbath Queen, we run to greet you:  Come, royal bride, dressed in fine robes.  We light the light with blessing.  All labors end [as is said] “You shall do no work.” To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.

In advance all kinds of tasty food have been prepared, fattened chicken made ready while it was still day.  Varied dishes set out, and fragrant wines to drink, and special delicacies all three times.  To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.

They shall inherit Jacob’s heritage, a heritage unbounded, rich and poor will honor [the Sabbath] and be worthy of redemption.  If you keep the Sabbath day you will be My special treasure, six days shall you labor – and on the seventh let us rejoice.  To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.

Your secular concerns are forbidden; so too are calculations.  Reflections are permitted, and arranging matches for girls, and teaching a child a book, and singing songs of praise, and meditating on fine words at every place and gathering.  To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.

Your walk shall be unhurried; you shall call the Sabbath a delight.  Sleep too is praiseworthy, for it refreshes the spirit.  Therefore my soul yearns for you, to rest in you in love, as if within a fence of roses: on it son and daughter rest.  To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.

A foretaste of the World to Come is the day of Sabbath rest.  All who take delight in it will be worthy of great joy.  They will be delivered with relief from the birthpangs of the Messiah.  May our redemption spring forth, and sadness and sighing flee away.  To savor the delights of fowl, quail and fish.”

©Koren Siddur, Jerusalem 2012

Delusional Psychosis

Excellent article by the Epoch Times on the effects of the CCVirus or Covid-19. Remember, those who put their faith in Yeshua have been given the ‘mind of Messiah.’

John 8:32

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Hebrew:

The Hebrew word for ‘know’ is ידעת or yada and means ‘clearly understand,’ ‘confess,’ ‘perceive and see,’ and ‘distinguish.’ It can also mean ‘learning to know good from evil.’

The Hebrew word for ‘truth’ is אמת or emet and means ‘firmness and faithfulness,’ ‘reliableness as spoken.’

The Hebrew word for ‘free’ is תשחרר or tischaror and means ‘to be released (from sin) or to become a ‘free man.’

A companion verse to that defines ‘truth’ is John 17:17:

“Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth.”

“You will confess, understand and learn to distinguish good from evil through the reliable spoken word, and the faithfulness of the spoken word will release you from sin and make you a free man.”

Greek:

The Greek word for ‘know’ is gnōsesthe and means ‘to come to know, recognize, perceive.

The Greek word for ‘truth’ is aléthés and means ‘unconcealed,’ ‘worthy of credit,’ ‘authentic,’ and as ‘fact reality because it can be tested.’

The Greek word for ‘free’ is eleutheros and means ‘not a slave,’ ‘not under restraint,’ or ‘not under obligation.’

“You will come to recognize the unconcealed, authentic word and the fact that its reality can be tested will make you no longer a slave [to sin] .”

December 2, 2020

Isaiah 60:22

“The smallest will grow to a thousand, the weakest will become a mighty nation. I, Adonai, when the right time comes, will quickly bring it about.

The Hebrew word for ‘smallest’ is קטן or katan and means ‘small, young or unimportant.’ It also has the nuance of ‘weak’ and ‘insignificant.’

The Hebrew word for ‘thousand’ is אלפ or alef. This is the first letter of the Hebrew alef-bet and stands for 1000. In Hebrew letters pictures this letter is an Ox and means ‘first’ and ‘strength.’

The Hebrew word for ‘weakest’ is צעיר or tzair and means ‘smallest, youngest, most insignificant.’ It also means ‘few’ in number.

The Hebrew word for ‘mighty’ is עצים or atzum and means ‘mighty and numerous.’ It is also used for King David’s special forces known as the ‘mighty men.’

Adonai or LORD is the representation for the Hebrew יהוה or Yahweh, the memorial name that God gave to Moshe at the burning bush in Exodus 3:15-16.

The Hebrew word for ‘time’ is עת or eth and means ‘in its time.’ The ‘right time’ according to the Amplified Version is ‘appointed time’ suggesting there’s an ‘appointed time’ for when God quickly takes action. As I write this, the next ‘appointed time,’ is Hanukkah, the memorial to the cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. This holiday is all about a few have victory over the multitude.

The Hebrew word for for ‘quicken’ is חוש or chush and means ‘to hasten,’ ‘to be eager with excitement,’ ‘to hurry,’ and to ‘come quickly.’

The weak and insignificant will grow strong like an ox, the smallest and most insignificant will become a numerous nation. I, Yahweh, when the ‘appointed times’ comes, will come quickly and bring it about.

November 30, 2020

Psalm 27:14

“Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai!”

In Hebrew, there are two words for ‘hope that have the same root: קוה or quavah meaning ‘twist or weave’ as in a ‘cord’ that holds expectation. Rahab dropped a scarlet cord from her window with the expectation that her family would be saved when Jericho was destroyed by the Israelites.

Both תקוה or tikvah and מקוה or mikvah come from this root holding the meaning of ‘expectation.’ When God ‘gathered’ the waters together and separated them from the sky in Genesis, the word mikvah is used for ‘gather.’ A mikvah is a pool of water where one would immerse and cleanse themselves for numerous reasons as outlined in Scripture. The most notable are for converting to Judaism, entering the Temple, and for a woman after her time of niddah, monthly cycle. This is what Bat Sheva was doing when King David saw her. Yochanan (John) immersed the Jewish people in the Jordan River, a mikvah for the ‘repentance of sins,’ while preaching that One greater would mikvah them in the Ruach hakodesh, the Holy Spirit.

Tikvah is the word for ‘hope’ used in the Israeli National Anthem, HaTikvah. Though this word for ‘hope’ holds an expectation for something to come, it also includes the idea of a present certainty in the power of God to attain the goal. HaTivkah is not just the ‘hope’ of the Jewish people to return to their land after 2000 years, it is the expression of the reality of that hope and the promises to come.

The Hebrew word for ‘Adonai’ (Lord) in this verse is יהוה or Yahweh, the ehyeh asher ehyeh, the memorial name given to Moshe by God in Exodus 3:15-16.

The Hebrew word for ‘heart’ is לב or lev and means ‘the inner man, mind, and will.’ We are to love Yahweh our God with all of our inner man, mind and will.

The Hebrew word for ‘strong’ is אמץ or ametz and means ‘to be bold.’ This word has connected with it to be alert on foot, obstinate in speed, and steadfast in mind in order to be fortified and prevail. These are all qualities of a focused warrior.

The Hebrew word for ‘courage’ is חזק or chazak and means ‘to grow firm, or strengthen.’ It is used with armies, the strengthening of hands, with royal power and with the sounding of the shofar. In Deuteronomy 31:6, God tells Joshua who will be going into the Promised Land to war against the enemies of God: “Be strong [chazak], be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for Adonai your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

“Put your expectation for present and future goals in the power of Yahweh, be bold, alert, obstinate, steadfast in mind, and let your inner man grow firm and prevail! Yes, put your focus on all the promises in the power of Yahweh!”

November 29, 2020