Mishpachah: Family, clan (Strong’s 4940) Mishpachah in Hebrew script: מִשְׁפָּחָה Sounds like: mish’pa’kha What is family? The idea of clan or family is prevalent in the Tanakh. It is a group bound together with some commonality… and it is a group that is designed to give to YHWH honour and glory, offering and respect. Psalm 96:5-9… Continue reading Mishpachah: Family by Choice
Sukkot: booths, sheltering structures [feminine plural] (Strong's 5521). Sukkah [singular] Sukkot in Hebrew script: סֻכֹּ֔ת Sounds like: su'Cote Tonight at sundown begins the first day of the appointed time of Sukkot, often described as the Festival or Feast of Tabernacles. But sukkot means more than a tabernacle. In fact a whole host of English words are… Continue reading Sukkot: A Simple Shelter of Love and Protection
Moed: appointed times, meeting, feast, festival (Strong’s 4150) Root: מוֹעֵד Sounds like: mow’ed This word moed has often been translated as festival or feast, which is not quite accurate. Although the term feast (of unleavened bread, for example) reflects the moed, truth be told there is another word entirely for feast or festival. That word… Continue reading Moed: The Creator’s Appointed Times
Covenant: berit (Strong’s 1285) Root: בְּרִית Sounds like: b’reet In the beginning humanity made some stupid choices. And God in His great love wanted to rescue us. Throughout the Scriptures YHWH made covenant promises with His people. He made these covenants to save us, and He promised never to forget them. His word is as… Continue reading Berit: A covenant plan fulfilled
Forever: olam (Strong’s 5769) Root: עוֹלָם Sounds like: o-LAM How do you define forever… continually eternal… always everlasting… Hebrew has two main words that capture this concept of forever, ad/ed and olam. In fact, you often see these words together. Forever and ever is olam wa’ed. Today we will look specifically at how and when… Continue reading Olam: Forever and ever… Amen!