Archive for June, 2008

Likeness …. shew us the father

Posted by Pelgrim on 27th June 2008

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

Tselem, image, resemblence from an unused root meaning to shade, so called from its shadowing forth, to foreshadow.

Demuwth, likeness, image, appereance, from the root damah, to be like, become like, make oneself like. Here it is prefixed by a Chaf meaning like, as. ….. like/after his likeness.

John 14, 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?
he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

The rejected corner stone, the stone of stumbling, the rock of offence to Yisrael [God prevails, powerfull mighty/god-like one] /Jakaav [who held the heel] and the snare to Jerusalem, the daughter of His people. 

Mark 14, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

1 Peter 2, 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

Lamentations on Jerusalem, city of peace, the daughter of His people.

Lam 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his  shadow [tsel] we shall live among the heathen.

Lam 4:1 How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street. 2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

Romans 11, 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

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the son of man, the good news in the flesh

Posted by Pelgrim on 4th June 2008

The son of man/adam formed, squeezed as a potter, his vessel from adamah/earth’s substance and his essence of life.

Gen 2, 7 And the LORD God formed adam [of] adamah/the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the neshamah/breath of chai/life; and adam/ man became a chai/living nephesh/soul.

The word used for breath Nashamah is derived from the root word nasham to pant as a woman in travil or labour, the birth prangs of the children of God. romans 8, 22.

Whose breath? From the Ruach/Wind, Spirit of YHWH, The Spirit of life, existence itself that gave us of his Spirit, the breath small part that ultimately will return to its source, as a drop of water returns to its origin.

Eccl 5, 7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My ruach/spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] basar shagag/flesh to go astray: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 

basar is derived from the hebrew root word with the meaning bringing good news in this case in the flesh.

Isa 64:8 But now, O YHWH, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand. 

Isa 43:15 I [am] YHWH, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. 

Isa 44:6 Thus saith YHWH the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God. 

Psa 36:9 For with thee [is] the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. 

Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain/well of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. 

Prov 20, 27 The neshamah of adam [is] the niyr/candle/lamp of YHWH, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

From the good news:

John 1, 1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  comprehended: or, did not admit, or, receive

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  (power: or, the right, or, privilege)

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The suffering servant.

Isa 53, 12 …. because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

The word used for poured out as of a vessel to reveal the bottom, is also used in the meaning of to lay bare the foundation as in psalm 137, 7 to expose, uncover, reveal the  foundation, rock, essence on which we build.
Psalm 118, 22 The stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.

 1 Cor 3, 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, [ye are] God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 12 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 3, 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Peter 2, 4 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

But also the stumbling stone and snare to Jacob.

Exodus 19, 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth [is] mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Deut 29, 4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Deut 30, 11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it [is] not hidden from thee, neither [is] it far off. 12 It [is] not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither [is] it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 

Mat 22, 34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

From which Torah flows forth, from the fountain, well [ayin - eye],  source of Life.

Luke 11, 34 KJV The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when eye is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.

Mat 13, 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 

The road that leads our heart to love is our own choice, to seek the way, to the truth and to life.

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