Pencil drawings courtesy of Ken, my pop!
What I am coming to understand is, that it's not as much about using the translated name Jesus for the Hebrew name Yod Sheen Vav Ayin, the Creators Torah, the Way who was sent to tabernacle in flesh and bone with his people... but its more about the understanding behind the name.
Word meanings are very important and when each letter has meaning it creates a larger picture, a word picture. In Hebrew, even each letter has a meaning. Each letter can stand alone as a word. In English we don't have this phenomenon. Letters have no intrinsic value of their own, they must come together to form meaning. So when we say in English, Jesus, what does that mean? Well, for most of the world, it creates the visual of a fair skinned brunette man nailed to a "t" shaped cross. This figure is broken and beaten, bloodied and tortured, dying or already dead with a horrified expression on his face. For others they may picture the risen version of this person in glowing white clothes, clean & strong but yet scarred and leaving the us and the physical world behind after conquering death. Maybe once a year everyone visualizes him as an infant swaddled and resting in a manger made for animals in a barn. What seems to happen is that his life lived, where he lived it and his heritage of being an Israelite is missing completely or swept under the proverbial rug for a host of different reasons.
This man Jesus, hanging dying or dead on a cross provokes guilt and sadness. His life a mystery, lost to the majority of people who know him or at least believe that he's not a fictional character. His miracles, fantasy. He has become a tool used to tell others that they have it wrong, just look a all of the horrible pain he went through for us, we owe it to him to have faith that he did it all for us. A political tool. His mother Mary, a virgin at the time of his conception or maybe a perpetual virgin despite having other children with her husband Joseph, receives honor for her life lived more than her sons life receives honor.
On the other hand, the man who's name is spelled Yod Sheen Vav Ayin pronounced Y'shoah... is but a figment of historical imagination. Because so few know anything about him. All they know are the visual depictions splattered all over everything, everywhere in churches across the world, when you speak the Hebrew name, his given name, the look of the face of the person you're talking with might look similar to this little guy here....
Then what happens is there is a battle between people who have gained understanding about his given name and want to honor it verses those who only know his Greek or as its come to be known as his English name and want to honor it. Granted, many who use the English name have an understanding of him being an Israelite but it's limited to him being born there and that's as deep as its taken. There is scripture regarding his name.. Exodus 20:7 in the KJV says Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord the God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Oddly enough this has become about not swearing and that is completely misleading. Vain here means bringing it to nothing, taking the Creator or his sent Ones name and making it worthless. And in context, this makes so much sense because the Hebrew name Yod Sheen Vav Ayin means something specific. For instance, we have all heard about how Native American Indians names relate to circumstances surrounding the child's birth? Hebrew is very similar, but often prophetic. I'm not going to do a word study on his name here, there are plenty of those all over the internet.
What I am looking at though is that even though his name means something specific in Hebrew, there is grace about his name as there is about all of life for those who have him, the Torah (even if its just the 10) written on their hearts and where the heart is, regard resides. We can't know even our own hearts or trust them, but we know One who does and who can know them and we can trust him. As we search out our own salvation with fear and trembling learning as we go, the Creator will call us like a good shepherd does. We can allow the new understanding of his Hebrew name to bless us and hold it close or we can throw it around thinking that we can know each others hearts and point fingers. This is not to say that I will use the name Jesus over the Hebrew name Yod Sheen Vav Ayin, Y'shoah, but it changes my reaction when I hear each name now. Before realizing that it's not my work to point fingers but at myself, I would hear that name and anger would stir in my spirit. Now, I consider my audience when listening and/or speaking. I realize that anger is as a blinking light on my cars dashboard.. warning me of something that I need to look into before reacting.
I am knee-deep in the Cepher (book) of Yasher (Jasher) right now. It is epic history and it is answering so many questions that I kind of didn't know I already had. That's to say I didn't know I had them until I read more about the little stories that are in the canonized Scriptures. That's why I haven't blogged much lately, I've had a bunch of thoughts but nothing cohesive enough to write much about.
But not to leave you completely hanging, I thought I'd share with you some of the random things that have come to my mind as I've been reading... If you have any comments or questions on any of this please reference your remark with the original information so I can know what you're referring to. 🤓
Your heart is where your regard for YHUH lies. Do you regard His ways or mans ways? Which holy days do you regard? Regard, not celebrate necessarily...
How much time and effort did it take and/or would it take monthly in order prepare everything needed to properly celebrate the 7 appointed times? I can see how it was then and could now be considered burdensome especially with the lifestyles that most people now completely off from YHUHs calendar.
I want to do a Hebrew word study on the city of Cedom (Sodom) as I think the English name automatically provokes thinking that may not be completely accurate about what went on in that city.
YHUH knows our heart, shouldn't we know His?
YHUH told Abraham to Cepher (read) the Mazzaroth (stars, constellations). The Mazzaroth told Abraham that YHUH would give him a son and that he would be saved (the story of Abraham being willing to follow YHUHs commands and sacrifice his only son). Thru this same Mazzaroth, YHUH would save all those who chose to believe it every as did our father Abraham and trusted his Words!
The Path is completely unmarked in all denominations of Christianity and the Light for the Way has been hidden under a bushel by Judiasm. All Religion is to the left or right of the Way.
Christians took baptism by Water literally. But Yeshuah, the Torah, the Truth, the Messiah is that Living Water... Immersion in Torah.
The elect, spoken of in scriptures, are those who choose to become Israelite citizens.
The Creators people were likely to have eaten only whole foods, grains and milk from the animals they shepherded. And maybe only at the appointed times would they have eaten meat. The priests would likely have food from the offerings made and the whole family (which must have been very large) would have eaten together. As they traveled the circuit of the sun and kept the times with the moon with their families and flocks or herds crossing the earth from east to west, it would care for the earth as the earth provided for them.
We are made in the image of YHUH. The Alefbeit is his own expression of himself and we are created from those letters.
The first death occurred after YHUH made coverings for his first born and woman. YHUH had to sacrifice one of his creation because of a lie.
If YHUH always provided for Abraham, what did Abraham do to have YHUH care so graciously for him?
The Stars, Moon & Sun are pinholes where the Glory of the Creator shines through, giving us light throughout the Earth. They each shine for a purpose. Do you know the story of the Stars or the meaning of the moon cycles? Do you know the circuit of the Sun? Learn your ABGs! 🤓
YHUH uses the mouths of animals and babies to speak truths hidden by man.
In the beginning, he knew we would need rescue and after the flood he promised he would never destroy the earth again.
Yeshua is the Word, the Way, the Torah. His return brings refining fire through Torah restoration.
Don't be fooled... Yeshua, the Way, the Torah is returned. Torah is being restored on each called out heart, at this time... The destruction of this earth is not of Yah.
These are the end of the days, yes.. But of lawlessness and as we each walk that Way, persecution comes from every angle. Allow that refining fire to consume you and fruit of the Spirit grows!
If pot is a trap, it is only so because government actions keep street drug dealers in the business of peddling it. These people then use their influence on their customers to offer other drugs to create dependent addicts of those other drugs. This way they have repeate clientele for drugs that cause bodily harm.
Cannabis, pot, alone is actually medicinal in nature on almost every bodily level due to the Endocannabinoid System. Science proves this time and time again while ignorant propagandized people with good intentions scream and rant about a plant they personally know very little, if anything scientific in nature, about at all.
If there is a WWIII, it is not Yahs will but mans. Yah will use all of life to eventually bring about his original intent, even this, but the destruction happening across this earth is the direct result of mans ego.
Please watch this entire series. Do not be fooled... before Y'shoah returns there will be an imposter! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7iglIq2Btc-0CXxzYHtVzKTZkuZ0Gsf5
Because ancient texts aka Scripture, have lost their historical efficacy and the Bible has been mostly absorbed by religion and twisted to serve a selfish purpose, we have over time, lost the directions and instructions on how to perfectly live on this earth and in these bodies that we were intend to know.
I will be back to edit this more... maybe say a bit more but I just wanted to get this up here... it is a little know genetic disorder and needs more attention.
Marfan Syndrome and its a genetic thing.. its degenerative as well. I had a late diagnosis.. I can look back on my childhood and totally get a lot of my injuries.
Its a lack of or poorly produced protein that effects the collagen. It effects everything, skeletal, eyes, heart.. I have an dilated aortic root and the valves are effected so there is regurgitation which causes a flutter which is uncomfortable and sometimes leaves me light headed or makes me jump.. my joints slip in and back out or completely dislocate easily because my ligaments aren't elastic enough to bounce back after stretching out
It's pretty rare and usually caught earlier but I never had any doctor ever even mention it till about 6 months ago when a family friend who is a Doctor of Osteopathy was adjusting my skeleton and I asked him if he knew of many people who are as loose jointed as I am and if he knew if there was a name for it.. he said there are a couple things it could be.. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or Marfan Syndrome
I googled and was really hoping it was Ehlers because Marfans was more frightening. I was diagnosed first with Ehlers because of the joint hyper-mobility and then they ordered an echo cardiogram it was to rule out Marfans but confirmed it.
When I was younger I was very athletic and this information would have been very valuable to me... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sudden-death-what-is-marfan-s-syndrome/
Please take a moment to read this.
It seems to be in the Wind. As it did during creation the Power of the Ancient of Days, the Creator, YHUH, is working. I am humbled to be a part of what I see happening. Regard for the Words of YHUH as well as Yeshuah (Jesus), are growing as the grafted in branches and natural branches blossom on the tree of Life.
Some plant & some water but YHUH gives life. I'm learning more about how to use my motivational spiritual gift for its intended purpose. I am grateful for the words Paul left behind about how to walk the Way while regarding Torah!
Shabbat shalom vahavah echad ❤️💛💙💚💜