Tevel: Saving the WORLD

WORLD: tevel. Feminine noun. (Strong’s 8398). Root: תבל Sounds like: tey-veyl The world is a complicated place. We are all inhabitants of it and we are all fellow-citizens in it, yet we seem to do our very best to ruin it.  Doomsayers tell us that the world is set for destruction and although many stand… Continue reading Tevel: Saving the WORLD

Revisiting Zakar (Remember)

Today is D-day. My Dad taught me to have the greatest respect for this day. It was the largest sea-born invasion in all of history. Seventy-seven years ago today (6 June 1944) the Canadian troops landed on Juno Beach and successfully secured the Normandy coast for the Allies... but not without heavy and devastating casualties.… Continue reading Revisiting Zakar (Remember)

Shuv: Return, Restore, TURN BACK…

TURN BACK/RETURN/RESTORE/REPENT: Shuv. Verb. (Strong’s 7725). Root: שוב Sounds like: shewv YHWH made a lot of strong statements in the Tanakh, but arguably none so powerful as this one: Isaiah 43:10b-13 “Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, only I, am YHWH, and there is no Saviour… Continue reading Shuv: Return, Restore, TURN BACK…

Revisiting RUAKH (Spirit, Breath, Wind)

Today marks the celebration of Pentecost according to Christian calendars. It is a day that memorializes the ushering of the Holy Spirit to all followers of YHWH (Acts 2:1-4). The New Testament Greek word Pentecost matches up with the Old Testament Hebrew Feast of Shavuot (which we discussed last week), but due to the differences… Continue reading Revisiting RUAKH (Spirit, Breath, Wind)

Shavuot: A Time of Seven (WEEKS)

WEEKS: Shavuot. Masculine Noun. (Strong's 7620). Root: שבע Sounds like: Sha-voo-owt Shavuot begins tonight at sundown. It is a Jewish/Messianic festival that commemorates the first fruits of the harvest and it is traditionally celebrated by eating cheesecake… among other dairy and sweet treats. I love cheesecake!... and any chance to celebrate with a slice sounds… Continue reading Shavuot: A Time of Seven (WEEKS)

Revisiting COMPASSION: Rakham

First, may I say: A very happy Mother's Day to all who have mothered anyone! Many of us, myself included, have reaped the benefits of a compassionate Mum. Although compassion is a strong quality in all good mothers, as many unfortunately know, not all mothers are good mothers. Isaiah 49:15 [YHWH:] “Can a woman forget… Continue reading Revisiting COMPASSION: Rakham

S’khaq/Ts’khaq: The Joy of LAUGHTER & PLAY

LAUGH/PLAY: Sakhaq- verb (Strong’s 7832) and sekhoq- Masculine noun  (Strong’s 7814); ts’khaq- Verb (Strong’s 3327); ts’khoq- Masculine Noun (Strong’s 6711). Root: צחק & שחק Sounds like: sa’khawk & tza’khawk (verb) and sa’khohk & tza’khohk (noun) Laughter and play are very important parts of our lives. Being joyful often comes with laughter and in these days,… Continue reading S’khaq/Ts’khaq: The Joy of LAUGHTER & PLAY

Revisiting Righteousness

Righteousness is one of those "religious" words that people don't know what to do with. Many people associate it with being self-righteous, a person who looks down on others. Others think that the word righteous describes people who are morally and ethically superior. But neither of these definitions are how YHWH sees His people. YHWH… Continue reading Revisiting Righteousness

Ramah: The Net of DECEIT

DECEIT: ramah, verb (7411); mir’mah, feminine noun (4820); r’miyah, feminine noun (7423).  Root: רמה Sounds like: rah'mah “In a time of universal deceit, speaking truth to power is a revolutionary act.” These words have been attributed to George Orwell but could rightly be said of many of the prophets in the Bible. It also accurately… Continue reading Ramah: The Net of DECEIT

Revisiting WOMB

Womb is a powerful metaphor. It is a place from which bursts forth life or death. In the Psalms (110:3) we are given a beautiful pictorial image of a sunrise, describing it as the womb of the dawn, when the sun bursts forth, giving birth to a new day. In Jonah (2:2) we see a… Continue reading Revisiting WOMB