Pronunciation: IVREE - Meaning of IVREE: To be HEBREW; To CROSS over

Abram was the first in scripture to be called 'Hebrew'. Why? What does it mean? Is it only referring to the lineage that Abram descended from? Or, is there an understanding of this discriptive term that also applies to us, as Believers In Christ? This writing explores this concept.

Pronunciation: TORAH - Meaning of TORAH: Teachings

The Hope and Purpose of this writing is to communicate to the reader that the Life we have in Christ is a Gift of Spirit, and cannot in any form be acquired, or enhanced, or secured or preserved by any efforts of our carnal thinking. The Spirit of God is the Gift of God.

Pronunciation: BEN ELOHIM - Meaning of BEN ELOHIM: GOD in the form of His Son

A Disciple of Christ. Therein is the description that most every seeker wants to be known as. And yet, after the crucifixion and Resurrection of Yashua (Jesus), God now calls us Son of God. So how do we get from disciple to Son? This writing attempts to explore that journey.

Meaning of DAH VAHR in Hebrew is Word or God's Orderly Arrangement
Pronunciation: DAH VAHR : Meaning of DAH VAHR: Word; God's Orderly Arrangement

Religion tells us GOD gave Moses Ten Commandments. Ten rules to be obeyed or else. The original Hebrew tells us Moses was given DAH VAHR, which means word or orderly arrangement. In this writing we will be exploring the character and nature of the GOD that has established the covenant arrangements with HIM.

Hebrew word HA SHEM means the Name, Nature, or Character of GOD.
Pronunciation: HA SHEM - Meaning of HA SHEM: The Name, Nature, or Character of GOD

YHWH. Jehovah. YHWH Shalom. El Shaddai. YHWH Tzidkenu. Jehovah Nissi. GOD. YHWH Rapha. Wow! So many names. So many titles. What does it all mean? The purpose of this article is to explore the Names, and Nature those names represent, of Our Father, which art in Heaven.

Hebrew word YASHUA means to be made free.
Pronunciation: YASHUA - Meaning of YASHUA: To be made free

The desire of this writing is to show a distinction between a king that rules by his own appetites and wisdom as compared to a King according to God's instruction and direction.

Hebrew word ELOHIM means the plural form for GOD.
Pronunciation: ELOHIM - Meaning of ELOHIM: Plural form for God

Every person born into this dimension knows innately that he or she has the potential to express something much greater, and more valuable, than what they are experiencing. This writing explores the potential that we all have.

Hebrew word BEN DAVEED means David in the form of the Son.
Pronunciation: BEN DAVEED - Meaning of BEN DAVEED: David in the form of the Son

For many centuries, Judaism remembered that YHWH had said to Moses, "I will raise up for them a Prophet like you, from among their brethren,..." After David, King of Israel, the Jews believed the Messiah to be "Son of David". But all of David's sons failed miserably. So, what exactly does "Son of David" mean?

Hebrew word HAYAH means I AM.
Pronunciation: HAYAH - Meaning of HAYAH: I AM

I AM. HAYAH. Moses, as deliverer from bondage, had to discover, and then convey to the Israelites, the Source of his marching orders and instructions. We can now learn that the same I AM, as revealed to Moses, is also the source of our own marching orders and Source of Life.

Hebrew word PAH GAH means intercession; to have impact on the life of another.
Pronunciation: PAH GAH - Meaning of PAH GAH: Intercession; To impact the life of another

Many of us are enlisted, almost daily, to pray for some condition or ill. Pray for this. Pray for that. Pray for me while I'm going through this trial. And we naturally feel the need to respond to the requests. So, why don't we see more positive results? Have we misunderstood the importance of prayer? Does God really need our input?

Hebrew word TAH MEEN means to manifest perfection.
Pronunciation: TAH MEEM - Meaning of TAH MEEM: To manifest Perfection

Are you perfect, yet? Have you achieved all of the myriad of performances that religion has told us we must, to be acceptable to God? Have you done all that is required to make it into Heaven? If not, this article might help. And if you have, this article might help. Perfection may not be what religion has told us.

The Sons of Jacob / Israel

Reuben; Behold, a Son

The story line of the eleven sons of Jacob is one of family squabbles, contentions, competition of jealous sisters and the dysfunction of wives, concubines and half-brothers all jostling for their place in the family order. The chaos and malfunctions of this clan is rife with events and consequential results to which many of us can relate. The very beginning of this saga begins with Jacob running away from home in fear of his life, and bumping into the girl of his dreams. He meets Rachel, the daughter of his uncle Laban, and is smitten with her from the outset.

As the story unfolds, we discover that Jacob is persuaded to serve Uncle Laban for the privilege of marrying Rachel, and then finds that his servitude rewards him first of all the responsibility to take Leah, the older sister, as wife before he can also add Rachel to his harem. This was not what Jacob had agreed to with his uncle Laban. By the time he gets to add Rachel to his harem, Leah is well aware that she is not who Jacob wanted, and the scripture refers to Leah as ‘hated’. The Hebrew word we translate as ‘hate’ is the verb ‘sah-nay’, Strong’s #8130. This particular word has no other relevant uses and/or associated words that I can discern. It seems to be very consistent in its use as referring to dislike, hate, reject, refuse, repel, etc. This word ‘sah-nay’ is simply synonymous with self-loathing, and self-pity.

In the relationship between Leah and Jacob, Leah felt rejected, unwanted and scorned. She felt hated. The name ‘Leah’ literally means “…to be negated”. ‘Leah’ is translated most often as ‘weary’, or ‘wearied’. Translating this word as ‘weary’ misses the point of what the word is revealing. ‘Leah’ is the feminine activity form of the two-letter word for ‘not’ (Strong’s # 3808); or more accurately, negation. And in the context of feeling or experiencing continuous ‘negation’, weary or wearied can certainly be understood. Leah, the wife of Jacob, was wearied by a heart/mind that continuously dealt with negation, or rejection. Leah undoubtedly knew that Jacob thought that he was serving Laban for the privilege of marrying Rachel. Leah knew that Jacob had been deceived by her father into accepting Leah, just so that he could have Rachel as well. Leah was well aware that Jacob’s true love was for Rachel, the younger sister. Leah understood, all too well, the concept of negation and rejection. However, that ‘love nest’ with Rachel was producing no heir for Jacob; indeed, Rachel appeared to be barren. [Gen. 29:30-31] Consequently, when Leah finally conceived and bore a son, her response was one of vindication. Her response was “Reuben” (‘reh-oo-vein’). “Behold, a son”.

KJV Genesis 29:32 And Leah conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

“…she called his name Reuben”. The name ‘Reuben’, as it is spelled in the scripture in Hebrew, should be translated literally into English as “…see you; a son”. The Hebrew spelling of the name is quite significant, and tells a story to the reader that is difficult to grasp in the English language. The name ‘Reuben’, according to the scripture, was chosen and announced by Leah. Leah was announcing her vindication as the first wife of Jacob by saying, “Look, I’ve produced a son for my husband”. She was actually taunting her younger sister, as well as everyone else. It was as if to say, “What have you got to show for your husband? See, I’ve produced a son”.

Leah, rejected and hated and wearied, was declaring that as the first wife, she had also produced the ‘firstborn’ son. She was proclaiming to everyone “Behold, y’all! The Son”. Well, that’s how she would have said it in South Carolina.

The word we translate as ‘Reuben’ comes directly from the verb ‘rah-ah’; to see. This word ‘rah-ah’ is numbered by Strong’s as H7200, and is used prolifically throughout the Old Testament. The importance of this word ‘rah-ah’ is not of ‘seeing’ with the natural eye, but rather seeing with your understanding. To ‘rah-ah’ is to understand what is being communicated, or taught. ‘Rah-ah’ is synonymous with understanding what you are seeing, or discerning, with your natural senses; or at least thinking that you understand properly. ‘Rah-ah’ begins with the letter ‘reysh’, the 20th letter of the Hebrew ‘aleph-beyt’ (alphabet), and represents the concept of understanding what your natural senses are detecting. The pictorial symbology of the letter ‘reysh’ is that of the head. The ‘reysh’ represents the head on our shoulders, where our brain resides. We ‘see’ throughout our entire lives with our natural senses, but rarely ever properly discern what we are beholding. Only in our understanding do we properly discern the value of what our natural senses are telling us. And only the Spirit that is Holy can provide lasting reliable understanding of what your natural senses detect. All other ‘spirits’ are deceptive, providing only confusion, doubt and fear. All other ‘spirits’, other than the Holy Spirit, produce disappointment.

And Leah may have thought that her son was to be the ‘firstborn’ of her family, the son to bare the birthright. But Leah was ‘discerning’ through a spirit of rejection and negation. Leah wanted vindication. Leah thought Reuben was her vindication. She wanted to establish her matriarchal role as mother of the firstborn. However, God apparently had other plans. Reuben does indeed mean “Behold, you, the Son”. She was correct in that declaration. However this son, Reuben, was not the Son Our Father wanted us to “Behold”. That was yet to come.

NKJ Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

…to be continued


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