My friend Gidon Ariel at root-source.com thought you might like this dictionary of Hebrew verbal roots. Download it free here, and email him your thanks at firstname.lastname@example.org. He's a super nice guy. You can also check out Root Source for yourself here, I get their emails and they always have nifty stuff going on.
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What you'll get:
~The word for Exodus also means to fulfill the Torah, reminiscent of Romans 7 and 8
~A tip from the sages to Hebrew newbies to not mumble and read all over the place
~Introduction to the 18 Blessings prayer and evidence the early Jerusalem church prayed it
~The prayer for the coming of the Messiah mentions salvation "Yeshua" three times!
~The Amidah "standing prayer" and Rabbi Yeshua's teachings on standing to pray
~Why phylacteries is a silly word and evidence the Master wasn't against them
What you'll get:
~As always, praying and reading the Hebrew Bible with me
~"Cleaving" - used to describe the marriage relationship, and the soul's relationship with its Creator - involves chasing after and actively pursuing
~The idiom to "lift your face"
~Angels and work are related
~"Meet" also means to pray, read the Bible, and preach
~Mercy means to spare or pity
Also. Jonathan released his newest "fun emoji Hebrew Scripture" video, reading through Genesis 22:*. Watch it here!
a story from Christine
Christine here! If you’ve been following Holy Language’s Periscopes, I’m the narrator for Testimony Tuesday where I get to read the testimonies that are submitted by our followers. Well, what better way for God to get the glory than to give the host a testimony of her own? So, here it goes..
God has always given me the picture of a butterfly, and I don’t know if I ever really understood why until recently.
You see, when a caterpillar marks the end of its grounded life – it takes a journey inward. It literally coils into itself, wrapping itself in an outer casing where the very molecular structure is torn apart and redistributed. When the timing is right and the transformation has reached fruition, it emerges as a beautiful butterfly. Full of color, freedom, and flight.
That has been my journey.
My story began as an ongoing rhythm of pain, abuse, and trauma. Without diving too deep into the details of the painful past, I will tell you about my experience.
My journey into the inside started, because I kept running into the same patterns over and over and over. Hurt. Disappointment. Confusion. Anxiety. Paranoia. I was living in my own personal hell. It wasn’t until I became so unhappy while covering and “dealing” with my pain in unhealthy ways like smoking, drinking, and using whatever else I could find that would make me “feel better” that I finally stopped. I had enough. I couldn’t take it any longer.
Wasn’t there more to life than this? Why I am so stuck?
I literally felt like I was in a pit with no clear way out. I had tried everything at that point. Church (Now, Jesus is my Lord and Savior but I attempted to find my healing in performance. Thinking that I could “do” something to earn love and life – this is a survivor mentality, and it is false. You must be careful to not try and “save” yourself. Jesus does a good job of that already), meditation, toxic relationships, affirmations (they helped), yoga (it helped too), the list goes on…
My turning point was when I had just gone through yet another disappointment where I had given way too much hope for a person that was emotionally unavailable. Another pattern in my life. Then, my uncle suddenly passed away without any notice. There I was – alone, experiencing more feelings of rejection, confusion, loss, and pain. I decided that I wouldn’t run from it anymore. I decided to pray and get real with God. Get real about my life, and the terrible things that had been done to me, but owning my story and taking responsibility for my part. I had to take a hard look into the mirror. I had been going to therapy for about a month at that point, and I can honestly say that God met me there and on this journey more than I really expected.
In those painful few days, I decided to sit in it. Roll up my sleeves and confront it head on. I’ll be honest - I cried, screamed, even blamed God. It was like a lover’s knock down drag out. I’m not proud, but I am thankful that God is bigger than our pain, temper-tantrums, and has more compassion and patience than we can ever imagine. That’s when I found myself.
There’s a theory in therapy that we all have our “child” self and our “adult” self. The child is the carefree, vulnerable, honest, and innocent part of ourselves, whereas, the adult self is the one that takes action, makes decisions, ultimately is in charge of the child part of ourselves. That part gets us where we need to go.
As I grew up, I did not have the courage, strength, or even knowledge of how to protect myself. I was abused as a young girl, so no wonder I had a pattern of choosing men, subconsciously, that were unsafe. I didn’t know any better. That’s all I had known. I didn’t understand boundaries, decisions, accepting things versus not accepting them. Instead, I just willingly let anything come into my life and heart only to feel misused, abused, taken advantage of, and broken.
That’s when I was given a dream that changed my life.
I was running and jumping over what looked like houses. I was on a mission, and I was going somewhere. I had agility, flexibility, and endurance. It was like something that you would see on an action film. I was a bad#$%.
I stopped, because I saw a young girl standing alone on a balcony to my right. She looked sad, and I felt compassion for her. I asked her why she was there, and her reply was “I can’t leave, because he won’t let me…” Then suddenly, an old dead looking zombie appeared, and the word “cancer bacon” was inscribed into his forehead.
Cancer bacon. Yea. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
I remember feeling caught off guard and scared at first. Then, the thought of Jesus crushing the enemy with his heel just crossed my mind, so I quite literally raised my foot above Cancer Bacon’s head (because you can do that in dreams – apparently I am very flexible), and crushed him down to the ground until he disappeared. That was it. I didn’t have to fight. It wasn’t some waging war. I only had to stop and confront it. I won and the little girl was now free, so I attempted to be on my way until she asked if she could come with me. So, I picked her up and carried her away.
Now, I was running, still going the way that I needed to go, but I was holding the little girl now. She was safe in my arms. As I was running, she was in my arms smiling with her face toward the sunshine simply enjoying the journey.
The little girl was me.
We can't run from our pain, negative emotions, or whatever conflict. There is a lot of research that shows that when you suppress negativity then it can be manifested physically. A lot of illness is just that - born of stress.
You can actually confront the darkness and literally put your foot down with the power of Jesus, free yourself, and continue running your race with your child-self in hand - simply enjoying the ride.
Now, my journey is far from over and there are plenty of other “Cancer Bacons” in my life that still need crushing like fear, doubt, negativity, etc. What is interesting is the picture that Adonai gives us with using His holy language.
Yeshua crushed the serpent’s head with His heel. By His heel we are healed! Praise God for PUNS
The Hebrew word for “serpent” is nachash which has the numerical value of 358.
The Hebrew word for “messiah” is mashiach which also has the numerical value of 358.
Coincidence? I think not.
Adonai is giving us a clear picture that any and all damage that the enemy has done is completely eradicated by Yeshua. He truly is the Savior of all and for each and every area of our lives.
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