Archive for May, 2008

Flesh Eaters

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Jer 7:21 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh.

Jer 7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices:

Jer 7:23 but this thing I commanded them, saying, Hearken unto my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people; and walk ye in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.

Okay, so what’s up with this? Eat flesh, but I commanded them not?     Something is funny here.

The Triangle of Mind, Body, Spirit and some Gateway

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

1Ch 11:9 So DavidH1732 waxed greater and greater:H1980 H1980 H1431 for the LORDH3068 of hostsH6635 was withH5973 him. 1Ch 11:10 TheseH428 also are the chiefH7218 of the mighty menH1368 whomH834 DavidH1732 had, who strengthened themselvesH2388 withH5973 him in his kingdom,H4438 and withH5973 allH3605 Israel,H3478 to make him king,H4427 according to the wordH1697 of the LORDH3068 concerningH5921 Israel.H3478

1Ch 11:11 And thisH428 is the numberH4557 of the mighty menH1368 whomH834 DavidH1732 had; Jashobeam,H3434 an Hachmonite,H1121 H2453 the chiefH7218 of the captains:H7991 heH1931 lifted upH5782 (H853) his spearH2595 againstH5921 threeH7969 hundredH3967 slainH2491 by him at oneH259 time.H6471

1Ch 11:12 And afterH310 him was EleazarH499 the sonH1121 of Dodo,H1734 the Ahohite,H266 whoH1931 was one of the threeH7969 mighties.H1368

Something funny going on here…..

Pro 22:20 Have notH3808 I writtenH3789 to thee excellent thingsH7991 in counselsH4156 and knowledge,H1847


שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ שׁלישׁoshâlîysh shâlôsh shâlôsh

shaw-leesh’, shaw-loshe’, shaw-loshe’

(The second form used in 1Ch_11:11, 1Ch_11:12, 1Ch_11:18; the third form used in 2Sa_23:13); from H7969; a triple, that is, (as a musical instrument) a triangle (or perhaps rather three stringed lute); also (as an indefinitely great quantity) a three fold measure (perhaps a treble ephah); also (as an officer) a general of the third rank (upward, that is, the highest): – captain, instrument of musick, (great) lord, (great) measure, prince, three [from the margin].

Mind (soul), body, spirit is perhaps the triangle? Then it goes on to describe some gateway….

2Sa 23:13 And threeH7969 of the thirtyH7970 chiefH7218 went down,H3381 and cameH935 toH413 DavidH1732 inH413 the harvest timeH7105 untoH413 the caveH4631 of Adullam:H5725 and the troopH2416 of the PhilistinesH6430 pitchedH2583 in the valleyH6010 of Rephaim.H7497 2Sa 23:14 And DavidH1732 was thenH227 in an hold,H4686 and the garrisonH4673 of the PhilistinesH6430 was thenH227 in Bethlehem.H1035

2Sa 23:15 And DavidH1732 longed,H183 and said,H559 Oh that oneH4310 would give me drinkH8248 of the waterH4325 of the wellH4480 H953 of Bethlehem,H1035 whichH834 is by the gate!H8179

2Sa 23:16 And the threeH7969 mighty menH1368 brake throughH1234 the hostH4264 of the Philistines,H6430 and drewH7579 waterH4325 out of the wellH4480 H953 of Bethlehem,H1035 thatH834 was by the gate,H8179 and tookH5375 it, and broughtH935 it toH413 David:H1732 nevertheless he wouldH14 notH3808 drinkH8354 thereof, but poured it outH5258 (H853) unto the LORD.H3068

2Sa 23:17 And he said,H559 Be it farH2486 from me, O LORD,H3068 that I should doH4480 H6213 this:H2063 is not this the bloodH1818 of the menH376 that wentH1980 in jeopardy of their lives?H5315 therefore he wouldH14 notH3808 drinkH8354 it. TheseH428 things didH6213 these threeH7969 mighty men.H1368

2Sa 23:18 And Abishai,H52 the brotherH251 of Joab,H3097 the sonH1121 of Zeruiah,H6870 was chiefH7218 among three.H7992 And heH1931 lifted upH5782 (H853) his spearH2595 againstH5921 threeH7969 hundred,H3967 and slewH2491 them, and had the nameH8034 among three.H7969

2Sa 23:19 Was he notH3588 mostH4480 honourableH3513 of three?H7969 therefore he wasH1961 their captain:H8269 howbeit he attainedH935 notH3808 untoH5704 the first three.H7969

2Sa 23:20 And BenaiahH1141 the sonH1121 of Jehoiada,H3077 the sonH1121 of a valiantH2428 man,H376 of Kabzeel,H4480 H6909 who had done many acts,H7227 H6467 heH1931 slewH5221 (H853) twoH8147 lionlike menH739 of Moab:H4124 heH1931 went downH3381 also and slewH5221 (H853) a lionH738 in the midstH8432 of a pitH8432 H953 in timeH3117 of snow:H7950

2Sa 23:21 And heH1931 slewH5221 (H853) an Egyptian,H376 H4713 a goodlyH4758 man:H376 and the EgyptianH4713 had a spearH2595 in his hand;H3027 but he went downH3381 toH413 him with a staff,H7626 and pluckedH1497 (H853) the spearH2595 out of the Egyptian’s hand,H4480 H3027 H4713 and slewH5221 him with his own spear.H2595

2Sa 23:22 TheseH428 things didH6213 BenaiahH1141 the sonH1121 of Jehoiada,H3077 and had the nameH8034 among threeH7969 mighty men.H1368

2Sa 23:23 He was more honourableH3513 thanH4480 the thirty,H7970 but he attainedH935 notH3808 toH413 the first three.H7969 And DavidH1732 setH7760 him overH413 his guard.H4928

2Sa 23:24 AsahelH6214 the brotherH251 of JoabH3097 was one of the thirty;H7970 ElhananH445 the sonH1121 of DodoH1734 of Bethlehem,H1035

Our World is an Allegory

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

What if… just what if… the world that we live in, that is, in the physical sense, is actually one big allegory for the inner struggle within our souls to find the reason for our existence?

For example, the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, though a very real historical event, at the same time captures what happens as part of the inner struggle within our souls when we ignore the teachings of Yeshua in the Way?

The Jews, and Judas both looking for a physical manifestation of the Kingdom, yet Jesus indicated that it was within. Modern day Christianity looking for a physical return of Jesus – the same thing the Jews were looking for, just stated in a different way. He who has eyes to see, let him see.  It gets really deep here. What if there is to be a physical return of the Messiah, but that also is a mere physical allegory for that which occurs within our souls.

Welcome to the Matrix

Burden = Prophecy?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

So yeah, I got ummmm… directed to  something tonight after praying. The tail end of Jeremiah 23.

Jer 23:21 I have not sent the prophets, and they have run, I have not spoken unto them, and they have prophesied.

Jer 23:22 But–if they stood in My counsel, Then they cause My people to hear My words, And they turn them back from their evil way, And from the evil of their doings.

Jer 23:23 A God near am I–an affirmation of Jehovah, And not a God afar off?

Jer 23:24 Is any one hidden in secret places, And I see him not? an affirmation of Jehovah, Do not I fill the heavens and the earth? An affirmation of Jehovah.

Jer 23:25 I have heard that which the prophets said, Who prophesy in My name falsehood, saying, `I have dreamed, I have dreamed.’

Jer 23:26 Till when is it in the heart of the prophets? The prophets of falsehood, Yea, prophets of the deceit of their heart,

Jer 23:27 Who are devising to cause My people To forget My name by their dreams, That they recount each to his neighbour, As their fathers forgot my name for Baal.

Jer 23:28 The prophet with whom is a dream, Let him recount the dream, And he with whom is My word, Let him truly speak My word. What–to the straw with the corn? An affirmation of Jehovah.

Jer 23:29 Is it not thus? My word is as a fire, An affirmation of Jehovah. And as a hammer–it breaketh in pieces a rock.

Jer 23:30 Therefore, lo, I am against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Stealing My words each from his neighbour.

Jer 23:31 Lo, I am against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are making smooth their tongue, And they affirm–an affirmation.

Jer 23:32 Lo, I am against the prophets of false dreams, An affirmation of Jehovah, And they recount them, and cause my people to err, By their falsehoods, and by their instability, And I–I have not sent them, Nor have I commanded them, And they are not at all profitable to this people, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Jer 23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, Or a priest, doth ask thee, saying, What is the burden of Jehovah? Then thou hast said unto them: Ye are the burden, and I have left you, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Jer 23:34 And the prophet, and the priest, and the people, That saith, The burden of Jehovah, I have seen after that man, and after his house.

Jer 23:35 Thus do ye say each unto his neighbour, And each unto his brother: What hath Jehovah answered? And what hath Jehovah spoken?

Jer 23:36 And the burden of Jehovah ye do not mention any more, For the burden to each is–His word, And ye have overturned the words of the living God, Jehovah of Hosts, our God.

Jer 23:37 Thus dost thou say unto the prophet What hath Jehovah answered thee? And what hath Jehovah spoken?

Jer 23:38 And if the burden of Jehovah ye say, Therefore thus said Jehovah: Because of your saying this word, The burden of Jehovah, And I do send unto you, saying, Ye do not say, The burden of Jehovah.

Jer 23:39 Therefore, lo, I–I have taken you utterly away, And I have sent you out, And the city that I gave to you, And to your fathers, from before My face,

Jer 23:40 And I have put on you reproach age-during, And shame age-during that is not forgotten!

Take from – seems to offer a good explanation..

Now, a burden means a prophecy, which terrifies the despisers of God by threatening them with vengeance. As, then, their minds were exasperated, they called through hatred the word of Yahweh a burden, and used it as a proverbial saying, “It is a burden, a burden.” They ought to have been moved by Yahweh Yahovah’s threatenings, and to have trembled on hearing that he was angry with them. The word burden, then, ought to have humbled them; but, on the contrary, they became exasperated, first, through haughtiness, then through an indomitable contumacy, and thirdly, they kindled into rage.

We hence see how the expression arose, that the prophets called their prophecies burdens. God now severely condemns this fury, because they hesitated not thus openly to shew their insolence. It was surely a most shameful thing, that the word of God should be thus called in disdain and contempt, in the ways and streets; for they thus acted disdainfully and insolently against Yahweh ; for it was the same as though they treated his word with open contempt. It was then no wonder that he reproved this fury with so much vehemence, by saying, But if this people ask thee, What is the burden of Yehovah? Then say to them, “Ye are the burden;” And I will cast you off; saith Yehovah.

Stick in the Mud and Spit in the Eyes

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

In the Mishnah it is stated: “To heal a blind man on the Sabbath it is prohibited to inject wine in his eyes. It is also prohibited to make mud with spittle and smear it on his eyes” (Shabbat 108:20).

According to the Mishna, “One should be willing to walk four miles to water in order to wash your hands rather than to eat with unwashed hands” (Sotah, 4b) .. . “He who neglects hand washing is as he who is a murderer” (Challah, J, 58:3).

Matt. 3:10-12;10:34-38; Mark 2:21-22; Luke 12:49; John 2:14-17; 4:21-24

I guess not only was Jesus rubbing spittle and mud in the man’s eyes that healed, but he was also rubbing it in the faces of the religious authorities.

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