Izzy here. How did you learn your first language? By hearing it spoken. Alot.
That's the Holy Language philosophy for how you should learn your second language too - which is why we get you listening to yourself reading Hebrew texts so early, and why we've gone out of our way to make Audio Bible resources available to you here and here.
Which brings me to my point. Faith Comes By Hearing - which happens to be based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico - just released a new Dramatized Hebrew New Testament app! Get it free by searching "faith comes by hearing hebrew" in the app store. Enjoy!
(Thanks Jonathan Lovelace for tipping me off to this! And if YOU know of any useful resources, please let me know here and I'll share them too.)
Heasook is a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's her story.
Where do I start to tell the story of love with Yeshua my Lord. For His perfect love and grace, here I am.
The parents of eight sons and daughters, who used to be a Buddist couple, are my Mom and Dad.
In 1969, my Dad was passed away and I was 12 years old.
I came to Canada in November 1979 to work at the Korean Consulate General in Toronto and five months after in April 1980, I married a man of the Christian family.
In order to please my mother-in-law, I attended to the Korean Presbyterian Church. But I had found the same struggle of miserableness over myself after many years past. I lived the same lifestyle I used to live with even more selfish heart of attitude and practiced the same old bad habits.
Years after like that I had a chance to study the Christian Church Music at the one of the Korean community Church for a few years. One of the teachers who was there taught the basic music but not only the music but also how to praise and worship to the LORD and why. Learning of those lessons brings me to see the different view and perspective of the Christianity.
And a very painful time was came to me. I've had to faced my past and dealt with it which I never wanted. So many years were gone from it but those wounded heart was still there with agony. I've had sexual abuse anwantedly by a family member and got an abortion caused by a boss I was working for temporarily.
It was very hard to accept as a part of my life those reality. From time to time through a journey of the pastoral counselling, Lord Yeshua was there for me full of Humbled Loving Heart and the Mighty Healing Grace. He TOUCHES a little girl's broken heart and was CRYING with a girl who cried out in pain like crazy.
After it all, I noticed myself I had changed...the way to see myself and to the others were not the same as before.
I was starving for the spiritual food since. And I traveled to the Churches and Seminaries here and there. At that period of time, I had found a Messianic Jews Church in Toronto from the yellow pages and attended their Services joyfully . I longed and wanted to have a relationship with Yeshua more intimately like some mates over there.
In my eyes, people who speak with Hebrew language seemed more closer to Yeshua than those who are not. But it seemed to me never be able to learn those hard languages at that time.
Recently, I was searching for things on the YouTube, I saw the video of the "Izzy's Hebrew class". In the beginning, watched for fun and then I became one of his student. Many good experiences arise to me while listening and learning Hebrew language. The reason why I'm learning this language is for me to have a more intimate relationship with Yeshua.
I give thanks and praise to You Lord Yeshua, who is Messiah.
Will never stop loving you cause first you loved me.
Thank you, thank you....
"I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22
From the left, Jooyong my husband, Richard first son, myself, Lois daughter-in-law, Michael younger son and the middle is my mother-in-law Jungsoon 92 years old who lives with us. I cooked big turkey December 24th last year. :)
You have a story too, and the tribe would love to hear it! Share here?
We're reading Leviticus 14 for Hebrew Chapters this week! Learn how healing is concretely pictured by salt water becoming fresh, altar rebuilding, belt loosening, hand slacking, and being left alone, what the what the verbal root Tanach actually means, what God's Spirit being poured out looks like, why transgression is so dangerous, and how houses were constructed in ancient Israel in this Hebrew Chapters episode.
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/XmJXSSz4eW8 or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
meme of the week
Hats off to Jonathan Lovelace for this meme! Make your own Hebrew meme here or here and send it to email@example.com and we'll share yours too! :D
In Messiah's love,
Executive Director, Holy Language Institute
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