Katie, a member of the Holy Language tribe, recently tipped me off to this video by Ezra Levant's Rebel Media, celebrating the resurrection of the Hebrew language. Ezra Levant is like the Alex Jones of Canada and I was already a fan, so my ears perked up. It's not the most thorough documentary out there, but "king of the dorks" made me laugh, as did his references to "eh" and "toque. And I didn't know that Ben Yehuda's son was a proponent of Esperanto. So there you go.
Thanks Katie! And if any of you have resources you'd like to tell the Holy Language tribe about, I'd be happy to pass them on for you too. Just hit reply and let me know.
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Watch your newest Mishnah Snapshots lesson here! What you'll get:
~Distinction between Rabbinic tradition and Torah command
~The early church prayed Mincha at the "hour of prayer", Jewish versus Roman clock
~Real prayer isn't fixed and is done with a serious and earnest mind
~The apostle John called God "Hashem", the Name
~Hasidic Jews and Gentiles in Mishnah and NT
~God is the "the Place", the Omnipresent, the Context
Watch your newest Hebrew Verses lesson here! What you'll get:
~As always, praying and reading the Hebrew Bible with me
~How to use e-Sword and related apps to discover the full meaning of a word
~How the verb to number or visit also means to care for
~The correlation between appointments in space and appointments in time
~The meaning of the name Isaac and the personal glimpse it gives of Yeshua
~A rare word meaning "word" and "seed" that gives context to the parable of the sower
~Encouragement regarding God's personal promises to you
And BY THE WAY I accidentally gave you the wrong link last week to the Hebrew Verses lesson - it should have been this one. Sorry about that!
Jonathan released his newest "fun emoji Hebrew Scripture" video, reading Genesis 22:8. Watch it here!
Roy is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here’s his story.
Born and raised in Idaho most of my life; with a few detours. I am the oldest of four.
I was given the name Earl Roy Gilbert, named after two of my great grandfathers; Earl & Roy. My mother and father did not believe in G-d. But, I could not see the truth or wisdom of there not being a G-d. This placed a division between me and my parents and two brothers and sister.
When I was fifteen years old I received a Bible through an inheritance from my Great Grandfather Roy. I never really read a Bible before and when I received it my desire was to read it, and know it.
The day I received that Bible I noticed a few things:
1. The Bible was in almost perfect condition!
2. It was over One Hundred and fifty years old.
3. The Bible was never read?
I placed the Bible by my bedside that same night and said in my heart, "G-d I want to know and understand this Book, then I will know you." I believed there is a G-d but, I wanted to know Him.
I will briefly digress here; I had never remembered a dream I have had up to this point in my life. And, I was at the point I thought dreams were a myth. My mother and Father worried about me when I would go to sleep because they said I had night terrors!
Back to the point, that night after placing the Bible next to my bed, I had my first full color dream and remembered it. WOW, it was wonderful, and from that time forward I never had night terrors again. Please hang in there, I will try to make it short; but the dream is what confirmed in my heart there is a wonderful and awesome G-d who is the creator of all things and author of my life.
From that day forward I was searching for answers, and most of all love, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, strength, guidance and with great reverence for G-d that made me believe I was important. G-d was real, I fell in love with Him; It was His Love I desired with all I am when I woke that day. My quest to find G-d had begun, I checked out churches, religions of various kinds and He wasn’t there?
Almost seven years had passed, I had almost given up looking for G-d. Funny thing, I lost that Bible while I was in the Army. But, my life was empty and the desire for the love I found in my dream was burning in my heart. I felt empty!
During this time I had been married and had a daughter. Now divorced and remarried at such a young age, I had to have G-d in my life. I told my wife “We need to go to a church that has G-d in it!” So we prayed and she found a church that had just started up and was growing. We went, and for the first time I knew that G-d wanted to live in my heart, not in some building! I prayed and asked G-d to come into my life and show me how to live. The following couple weeks then I was baptized. Growing daily in G-d’s Word; at the age of twenty two almost twenty three years I gave my life to G-d and His service. I served there for 28 years.
During this time many things happened, troubles that built my faith loss of friends & family I loved. Some gave their lives to G-d and other did not. Some had nothing to do with me because I believed and others just watched and waited to see if my love for G-d was real.
At the church where I served I had gone through Bible training as a counselor. G-d is wonderful, through that time I counseled young couples who were going through the Bible college. One of these couples was Messianic believers who were going through the College to start their own Messianic synagogue. Sometime after I had counseled this couple they invited me to their synagogue which they had started, to work with them and their core group. My only request was that He would teach me Hebrew and I served with them one year and then my adopted son passed away. So I stepped down from ministry to help his widow and children for the next year.
Life has its troubles, I had almost recovered from that when I was asked to go to Israel and help with a ministry there, then shortly after that my wife of twenty eight years left me. Not to go on and on any further. I returned home and took care of my father before he died and to digress once again, before my mother passed she asked me if she could have what I have. And she gave her life to G-d and my father too. When I returned home I spent the last year of my father’s life, sharing the love of G-d whom we both love with all our hearts.
G-d placed in my heart over thirty years ago to learn Hebrew, Now I am happily married these last seven years still serving G-d and attending a Messianic Synagogue with my wife Sarah. We are both studying Hebrew to draw closer to G-d and Worship Him as we do our studies. We are planning to visit Israel in this next year, L-rd willing.
I have just turned 63 years old. Sarah and I were married only 10 months when we found I had cancer and it was inoperable; But what the doctors didn’t know is my G-d is the Great Doctor. My cancer is disappearing. G-d has heard our prayers and our fellow believers. Praise G-d and I know He has much more for me to do. Every day, I pray “G-d please uses me – here I am”, and He does every day.
Thank you for your Hebrew lessons and the chapter Scriptures. I am in Genesis chapter seven and I follow along with Izzy. May G-d Bless you in your ministry which I am now part of the Tribe.
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