I Still Believe In Miracles

Two Thursday ago on December 16, 2021, my grandson was on his way to work and spun out of control on a small road here in Hampton.  My daughter and granddaughter went to where the accident took place while I stayed at home.  I began to pray and stayed in prayer until he came home.  What my daughter saw was a car that had flipped 3 or 4 times and was upside down.  The police informed them that the road was known as a dangerous road and many accidents had occurred on that road.

But oh thank God he was there too.  A Miracle happen because they were told and saw that he should not have walked away from the accident but carry away by ambulance.  The front window was gone. A Miracle happen because he was not wearing a seatbelt so as the car was flipping he is hitting His head on the ceiling and window. He should have damage his head or broke his neck.  A Miracle happen because all the hospital could find after running test is he a was badly bruised but with pain pills and a couple of days rest he could go back to work. Oh he works for fedx filling the trucks for deliveries.  

No one can tell me there is no God and that I serve a living God and to those who believe he will take care of you and your family.

Come walk with me

Shalom 

What Abba is to me

Have you ever thought about what God is to you? Can you truly say what God is to you or who he is to you?

I am quick to praise him and to call him Father, Abba in Hebrew. I am quick to say, He is my strength, my shield and couple of more. I was taught to believe he is my provider, my healer, my banner, my peace, and am happy to say that. But then it hit me, who is really God to me and why do I love him so? Here is what I found YeHoVaH, God almighty, mean to me.

He is:

Exodus 15:2
my strength
my song,
my salvation
my God

2 Samuel 22:3
my shield
my stronghold
my savior

Job 19:25
my Redeemer

Psalms 3:3
my glory
the lifter of my head

Psalms 5:2
my King

Psalms 16:5
my chosen portion
my cup
my lot

Psalms 18:2
my deliverer
the horn of my salvation

Psalms 23:1
My Shepherd

Psalms 27:9
my help

Psalms 32:7
my hiding place

Psalms 54:4
the upholder of my life

Psalms 59:16
my defense

Psalms 62:2
my fortress

Psalms 71:3
my rock

Psalms 71:5
my hope
my trust

Psalms 73:26
God is the strength of my heart
my portion forever

Psalms 73:28
my refuge

Psalms 91:2
my fortress

Psalms 144:2
my steadfast love

Isaiah 54:5
For your Maker is your husband

Psalms 89:26
my Father
My God
the rock of my salvation.

Jeremiah 3:19
My Father

Hosea 2:16
My Husband
My Master

Habakkuk 1:12
my Holy One

Matthew 10:32
My Father

But!!!

2 Chronicles 30:9
for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful

If you read the scriptures you will find out he is all this and more. That why I trust him and love him because he saw me and loved me first.

Amen

Who Is Seeking Who?

Don’t you find it strange that there is two beings, the Most High God and the adversary, who are moving about seeking out people?

Abba, the Most High God…….
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

God’s eye are seeking, His eyes are not His being because he is in every place so he does not have to walk around, to and fro throughout the earth to show to us, His beloved whose heart is loyal, committed, blameless, perfect, and whole toward him, himself but more than just us, God is being strong on our behalf. This is awesome that the Most High God is wanting to show on our behalf how strong he. Wow, how Bless can we be, those who are loving him with all their heart, soul and might.

But Our adversary seek us for a different reason……
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Satan seek us to destroy us. He walk the earth looking to see who he can destroy. Notice he is walking because he can’t be in every place like the Most High God so he has to walk about looking who he can destroy.

Two are seeking so which one will you seek? Because we do have a choice as Joshua said in
Joshua 24:15
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, CHOOSE for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. BUT AS FOR ME and my house, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.”

Psalms 9:10
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have NOT FORSAKEN those who SEEK You.

Psalms 34:10
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who SEEK the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

Again I choose to seek after God who made heaven and earth.

Be bless and come walk with me.

My travel Update In Asia

Many people said, “Margaret you have such strong faith,” but to be honest I don’t. With each spiritual battle that I choose to stand and fight, by praying and leaning on God’s Word, I think of these scriptures:

Isaiah 41:15
Behold, I make of you a threshing sledge,
new, sharp, and having teeth;
you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,
and you shall make the hills like chaff;

What are the mountains? The spiritual battle I am going through any time. And watching for a mountain to be turned it into a hill and from a hill to chaff. I see each battle that way. Then I see

Matthew 17:20
20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Mark 11:23
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Each verse speak of the mountain which is the cares if this world and is what our adversary uses against us. But Yeshua said if you have faith like a mustard seed these mountain will become chaff or cast into the sea. So one day I took and places a mustard seed in my hand. I said, “I know I got that much faith.” I carry a mustard seed with me now so I can look at it when I need to. Then an utterance, through the Holy Spirit, came one day to take a mustard seed and taped it to my wall. So I did and I know it was the Holy Spirit that said for me to look at it against the wall and I did. I was told the wall was my problem because that how we see our problems but if I had as much faith as a mustard seed which was no bigger than a dot on the wall that I barely see. I could say to the mountain to move and be cast into the sea. That is all the faith I need then I was led in reading:

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

God, Almighty, has given a measure of faith that is why I only need a mustard seed amount of faith because faith come by hearing per:

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

No I am not there to where I can cast mountains into sea by what I say but I can turn them into hills and than into chaffing as I keep heading toward that kind of faith. But the cares of the world does get in the way long the way and this is why we are to eat the living Word daily.

Matthew 4:4
But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

But speaking, walking in faith can only come by trusting in what you read, hear, or say. We are taught faith this and faith that but look up the word in the dictionary and what do you get

Faith
noun
1 confidence or trust in a person or thing:
2 belief that is not based on proof:
He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
3 belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion:

Faith is trust, no great or big thing just pure simple trust. And I trust God more than any man or woman I know. But the battle of the cares of the world is a on going daily thing in our minds and lives but we are told:

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

The Word is called a sword in Ephesians 6:17 which Yeshua/Jesus say we cannot live without.

So why this long drawn out speak on faith and what does it have to do with my traveling? It has to do a lot with it because without it I would be lost. On last Thursday I was told that the hotel I am staying in was closing it door and the general manager was in a meeting on what to do. Now this is confusing to me because I had so much peace about coming to Batam and more regarding extending my stay in Batam since flights are cancelled and I was still not for sure what to do. I also knew I needed to pray about what I should do before moving forward.

After hearing that I started to panic because where will I go if I can’t stay at my hotel? For four years I have been coming to the same hotel in Batam, Indonesia for refreshing and lots of thinking. Now if God has given me peace to extend for another two weeks why are they talking about closing, lol. So after hearing that I came back up stairs to my room and the battle began.

When a little doubt or fear comes in then we must know where we stand and that can only be done through pray and confessing what God’s Word say. By late that night I knew I was going home to the USA but I did not know when. By Friday I had prepared myself to totally trust that with God on the throne he would lead me and bring me to where I need to be. I am so prepared mentally and spiritually that if Abba wants to use me as vessel for His glory I was ready to even stay here as long as I am suppose to and pray and fight through this disease or that is a plague to the world.

Since Saturday throughout the day into the night a song has been in my spirit and has been there still through Sunday and Monday which is today. The song is “Waymaker” I thank Abba for confirming he is with me and he will keep me.

Yes I am coming home but not today or this week but I will keep you updated. Yes I am sequester in my room and only take short walks to the convenience store for chips and ice cream, lol. Yes I am safe so please do not worry about me because that is not God and definitely not faith. Abba has a plan and knew this day would come and has made provisions for me and a way for home too. So I choose to trust in him and follow His plan and not my plan according to Proverbs 3:5-6. Be safe and let’s continue to keep the world lifted in prayer.

Come walk with me

The Giving Of A Blessing OrA Curse – Part II

Do you know what Yeshua, better known as Jesus, said about giving?

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men) (I love this prayer of Solomon and sometime I will pray this for God’s people starting at verse 8 through verse 52. Why because it is a prayer for the believers of the Most High God.)

Why did I add this scripture behind Luke 6? Because you must not forget the part “give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You (God) know (for You (God) alone know the hearts of all the sons of men)”. God alone know what is in our heart at the time of our giving. Are you giving out of pure love or out of greed or to receive attention from man? According to your heart give. Are you giving for the joy of obeying God? Or desperation? I’ve done both, out of desperation of needing money right then and not having enough for my wants, greed, and desires. Now I give out of obedience whenever God tells me to give or I just want to bless someone. If you give in desperation, which is fear and hopeless, you will always look for the return from man and not God. So what will be your return? Will it be one of praise to the Most High God or one for satisfaction for your greed, or wants, or desires?

From Genesis to Thessalonians it speaks of giving so Abba can bless you. It not the size of the blessing that counts. It is the heart of the one who is giving. What is a blessing of obedience? It is just obeying Abba’s commandments, they are all blessing of obedience. Why? Because he says so…..
Exodus 23:25
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2
Chapter 28
Blessings on Obedience
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

That is all that matters and by obeying Abba, your giving become a blessing for you and for others. It amazes me how Abba has blessed me through giving to others. Sometime it is to someone I know but most of the time it is to people I don’t know and will never see again, like the Good Samaritan.

When Abba began teaching me about giving, I had a “Bless me” attitude. My giving was self-center around my wants, my desires and then my needs. What would make me prosper and how it will benefit my life. I have learned over the years that giving is not about you but about obedience and trust. Do you trust God enough to give when he say give and give the amount he lay on your heart no matter how much or how small? Do you trust God in giving when your mortgage/rent is due and you don’t have enough to pay it. And yet God has asked you to give out of your need not your desperation but your need. Why do I ask? Because that in itself is obedience to who you serve. Do you serve God or do you serve yourself?

I want all that God desire me to have spiritually and naturally. I want my soul to prosper even as I prosper in health and outward natural goods. I want people to see (not hear) that I have found favor with the Most High God. And all my needs are met. Why? To be able to witness to others of His love and goodness and the blessing of being a servant to the Most High God.

Before you I stand as a woman who was angry, bitter, rejected and abandoned but then I accepted Abba into my life and he in turn began to bless me and teach me about covenant. God Almighty became my father, mother, sister, brother, spouse, friend, teacher and mentor. Yes Abba became all of these personalities and much more in my life. The journey was slow but was well worth it. I learned to give small and to give big through His Precious Spirit. I learned that Abba will always meet the need and will give you the desire of your heart if it in His will. I found that there is no weapon formed that will or can prosper against me if I stand in His Word and trust it with all my heart, soul and might.

Most of you know I am traveling through Asia going from country to country, meeting people of every race and nations while traveling. To travel like this takes money, huh? I mean to fly to a different country and live there from two weeks to a month; to travel for a year or more, takes lots of money, huh? I hate to tell you but no it doesn’t. It takes listening to God’s Precious Spirit and obeying Abba leading. It takes not questioning or debating what to do but to be willing to do what YeHoVaH’s Precious Spirit leads me to do. But it also takes knowing what spirit is leading me. Is it the Holy Spirit or is it another Spirit? God will not go against His Word.

It amazes me how Abba will stretched my finances every month to take care of my needs no matter how much they maybe. At times, in some month, I am planning and paying anywhere for one to three flights plus my reservations at various hotels or hostels. It only takes trusting in the Most High God to direct me in choosing the right flights and reservations that will meet my need and some of my desires and wants.

The reason I said some desires because sometime what we want or desire is not Godly or of God. Trying to keep up with the Jones, Kennedys and Gates is not of God and not Godly, it is not trying to impress God but to impress man. Coveting the wrong person or thing will not make God go against His own commands. Again why do I say that? We need to know trusting in God will meet all your needs just by giving and walking in obedience to His commands.

Testimony…..

I have always been a giver and I enjoy being a blessing to others. So for over thirty years I have been learning about giving but not until I started traveling through Asia did it fully begin to sink into my spirit. After my first six months of traveling, My money was tight and I had to thank God that I worked in accounting and knew how to budget. So I do watch my pennies very careful. But God had instructed me not to ask for financial help but to trust him for my needs while traveling. My Mother had blessed me out of her fixed income; several people fed me at different airports; a person paid for my first night at my hotel; Abba laid it on a couple of people heart to give toward my travels and I am so graceful to them for their obedience. Because no amount is to little and it supply a need. But it has bless me abundantly and I will always keep them lifted up in prayer with thanksgiving for their obedience. But I have yet to ask for financial help and I did not asked anyone to feed me or give to meet. Oh don’t get me wrong I have asked for a room but not finances. And I am so graceful to everyone who has given into my life from finances to a room to a ride and to a meal. Theses are blessing.

But one day while waiting for my flight to head to my next destination, a young man came and sat beside me. He let me know he was a Muslim and we talked. I was led to encourage him and to point him to looking at God for His help. He knew I was not a Muslim just by how I dress and where I came from. Oh but God, that all I can say. My Abba laid it on the young man heart to bless me with thirty-five Singaporean dollars. This still bring tears to my eyes because no stranger has ever given financially into my life in that manner. I have given into strangers life but never has someone I do not know given into my life this way. Not even believers I have met long the way.
Is it not written…..

Proverbs 3:28
Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

1 John 3:17
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

James 2:15-16
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

But is this not what we do when we say, “I’ll be praying for you and be safe.” Then turn and walk away knowing it was just lip service and nothing else.

We forget what the Word says and follow after what man says is the Word. We place our needs and wants before others but want help when we need it.

I have had people who are non-believers give into my life while traveling and I know it is God and I have to thank Abba. What do I give in return? I pray for those who has given into me that Abba will bless them and keep them. I pray that they come to know the true God as I do. I have given to cabdriver and to delivery personal. I have paid for people rooms at hostel. I have fed travelers who were hungry or just gave them food to enjoy. I have given of my goods and whatever I may have that someone need. I have given of my time and hands when needed. I have stopped and prayed for travelers as they cry from hurts and being abused. It is all part of giving.

Testimony……this past end of the year while traveling through Indonesia and the Philippines, I would be walking to the store or to eat and there would be people begging for coins to take care of their needs. There was a elderly Muslim woman that every time I saw her I not only bless her financially but I would give her some bread to cover a couple of meals. I saw a young woman sitting with her baby and I gave what Abba laid on my heart to give her. I also prayed that God’s will be done in their life even to this day. But the thought that came to me was this verse…..

Proverbs 19:17
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.

I thank Abba because whenever I run a little short he meet the need. When I think I might have to miss a couple of meals, he meets the need. God is so good to me that I don’t have to ask because he said….

Genesis 28:15
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Philippians 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Abba has kept each of these promises to me.

Come walk with me

Ps: This was not written to receive donations. It took some prayer just to write and share this on giving. If you feel you need to give then ask Abba where you should give, like the neighbor across the street who has lost their job and is praying for God to help meet the need. Or the homeless sitting against the wall. Don’t judge who need and who don’t, you are not God. Just be open to help others in time of need. But mainly the ones God lays on your heart because like in 1 Kings 17:8-15 during the time of drought God led Elijah to a widower in Zarephath in Sidon to sustain him during the drought. If Elijah had not obey God and went to Zarephath he would have die. If the woman had not obey and trust God, she would not have given out of her last meal and would have die. Trusting and obeying God will lead you to blessing and not curses.

Be bless and again….

Come walk with me

To be continue

The Giving Of A Blessing Or A Curse

This has been on my heart for some weeks now and I know the time is right. But it has not been easy to send out to you because it is the being of a new phrase in my life. The teaching of simple spiritual gifts such as Giving.

Giving is something that comes hard for some people and very easy for others. But giving is a spiritual law that can not be broken. It is funny how rich people see this spiritual law and act on it and yet believers have a hard time with it. Have you ever read “Rich Dad Poor Dad”? This book was put out by a man whom the World recognized as a rich man guru, and one of the things he says in His book, and I am paraphrasing, is if you want something then give it away. If you want a tv then give one away. If you want money then give it away. When I read this I was surprised that a spiritual law is not bias and work for anyone even the non-believers. He consider it as one of His God-given powers which he teach to others. No I don’t know if he truly believe in God but i do remember in His book God was not mentioned except for this topic of God-given power. It amazing that a rich person who teaches other to be rich would understand a spiritual law and thatvbelievers are still trying to understand it.

There is another spiritual law that can not be broken is blessing and cursing. Those who have been adopted through Yeshua have received the blessing of Abraham’s family have also received this spiritual law of blessing and cursing promise by God to Abraham, His seed and all His descendants.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Numbers 24:9
‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’
“Blessed is he who blesses you,
And cursed is he who curses you.”

Galatians 3:14
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

It does not matter if you are a Spirit born believer or not, spiritual laws can not be broken just like the law of gravity can not be broken. It can be manipulated but not broken. But to the believer these two Spiritual laws work hand in hand. God will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. So we can be a blessing to others and a cursing to others just by our presence of giving and receiving. People can give into your life and be blessed or not give and be cursed. But this also work the same for you. You can give into someone life and be a blessing or not and it become a curse. How many times has a person missed a blessing and been cursed? Many and they don’t even know it. But how many times has an believer missed a blessing and been cursed? Again many times.

When a person bless you by giving of themselves you in turn must bless them by lifting them up before Abba, not once but every time they come across your mind. Every time you remember how Abba blessed you through that person. When a person give of their time, finances, food, car, encouragement, prayer and their being Abba will bless them. How many times have you missed a blessing through not giving of yourselves? I have a many a times. But I am learning how to give of myself. But by missing these opportunities it brings a curse to you or to others. He said he will curse those that curses you. You can’t bless someone when they don’t give and that bring a curse because you will not be able to thank Abba for using them as a vessel in your life. The same goes for you. How many times have we cancelled our blessing and turned it into a curse? A many a time by what we say about a person by slandering them, gossiping about them or just bad mouthing them? A many a times. The Word says “touch not my anointed ones”, there more to the scripture but just the anointed ones. Aren’t believers His anointed ones? According to the Word we are, First John 2:20 says through the Holy Spirit.

To be continue…….

Come walk with me

PS: Please pray about what you are reading. Next don’t just stop with the scriptures I am giving because each chapter is worth reading real too. Be bless

What Is Spring To You?

It funny to think on spring as winter is setting in on us but this is my thought regarding spring.

Someone asked what does spring remind you of? My thought was:
The beginning of life and the end of death. I thought of Yeshua death and His resurrection; I thought of the death of the firstborn in Egypt which cause the beginning of the Exodus. The Passover from death to life. The beginning of life in chaos and darkness to light in the beginning. The beginning of life comes with the death of our old life into our new life with God. Life begins in darkness within a mother womb and through labor that life enter into light. From darkness to light; from winter to spring; life must come to the light in order to live.

Come walk with me.

 

God’s Peace Will Lead And Keep You

Someone sent me pictures of the riots taking place here in Hong Kong but you know something? Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the World. Why do I say that? Because I knew back in March and April that I would be going to Hong Kong this time of year because that what Abba laid on my heart to do. It is like when Yeshua was crossing over to the other side and the storm came, which toss the ship around. The disciples were afraid that they would die but what was Yeshua doing? Sleeping because it was not the storm that moved him but the leading of Abba’s Precious Spirit. The Holy Spirit, known as the Ha Ruach Ha Kodesh, who is our comforter and who is will tell us all that the Father desire. Yeshua said that he has given us God’s peace….

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Philippians 4:7
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

In this peace alone I came to Hong Kong knowing that God’s peace would keep me. I am so blessed to follow after that peace than to go by what people say out of fear. No I am not bragging just praising Abba for His peace and goodness.

Someone once said I want people to like me, I think we all do but when it comes down to following Abba’s leading, I don’t care what people say. People will mislead you and will try to persuade you according to their perception of what the Word says and not God’s perception of His Word. He said he would keep me and watch over me, is not God bigger than the situation or is it just natural human to be careful knowing there is danger around? Sometime I feel like going to the store at night but it just does not feel right so I wait until morning. But then I get an overwhelming desire to go and that is when Abba use me to be a blessing to others. It doesn’t happen all the time but when it does I follow that leading. When it comes to where to go and in finding the best flights and rooms I follow after that peace and I am always bless with good deals.

I trust Abba’s leading while I am over here in Asia more than people leading and more than my own leading, lol. I thank Abba for leading me through His Precious Spirit. I can sing, “The Lord is Blessing me right now.” It is an old gospel song but it still stand true today.

Why I am I here Asia, to do whatever the Father desire me to do? To pray, praise and minister His love. Yes YeHoVaH is blessing me as long as I obey His Word and trust in him. As long as I let Him train me and not follow after my own desire and knowledge but keep learning how to walk in the spirit of His Word.
The Word say in spirit and true, Our spirit connecting with God’s Spirit. The truth is His Word reveal to us. It took years of learning to know the different and learning to accept Abba’s written Word over natural circumstances and coming to a place within me that can hear the voice of God. BUT people are wanting God’s love but they do not want to follow His commandments. They are wanting God to give them their wishes and desire and meet their needs but do as they please. They have forgotten the fear of God. Their pride in themselves is greater then their fear of the Most High God. But as for me and my house, lol, which is wherever I laid my head, will serve the YeHoVaH with fear and trembling.

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Meaning of Words are different in Hebrew

 

I saw an interview that Nehemia Gordon did with Dr Bivin, which led me to read His book, Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus: New insights from a Hebrew Perspective by David Bivin, Blizzard Jr., Roy

The book has an interesting statement regarding how The name of YeHoVaH was substituted by the religious leaders during the second temple. Here is a paragraph that I thought might interest you…….

The baptism of John, where was it from -from Heaven, or from men?

By the time of the Second Temple, Jews had developed an aversion to using the name of God for fear of violating the Third Commandment. They substituted stituted evasive synonyms for “God” such as “the Name,” (an abbreviation of “the Name of the Lord”), “the Place,” “the Power,” and “Heaven” (as in Matthew 21:25 quoted above). In the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven,” this substitution is clearly seen. In Luke 15:18 the Prodigal Son says, “I have sinned against Heaven….” There also, “Heaven” is a clear substitute for “God.” (From Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus: New insights from a Hebrew Perspective by David Bivin, Blizzard Jr., Roy)

Is that not neat? This is Hebrew understanding and writing of the Word not Western mind set but Hebrew mind set.

Dr Bivin is not Jewish but through the leading of Abba he was led on the path to understanding Hebrew and teaching of God’s Word.

What’s My Name?

To my Mother, Father, Sisters, Brother, Auntie, Uncle, Cousins, husband, friends, teacher, schoolmates, Boss, and co-worker I am Margaret

To my husband I am His woman, wife, beloved, baby

To my children I am Mother, Mama, Mommy Dearest, Old Lady

To my grandchildren I am grandma, Gma

To my bank, doctor, dentist and instructor I am Ms Margaret

I have been called Maggie, Margo, Margarita, Ms Margaret and some others names, lol

I answer to all of them but when I hear my name “Margaret” I know who you are by the voice that calls me

And when I hear the other names I answer because I know the person by their voice. No other voice will I answer, why? Because I don’t have a relationship with them.

What is my name and who am I?

But most important what is God’s name?

We call him YeHoVaH, Jehovah, Lord, Master, God, Elohim, Father, and Abba but what is His eternal name? The one that Abba place upon those who are His. That name that only those who walk in him knows?

Come walk with me