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Chofetz Chaim – A Lesson A Day –

Praise in The Presence of The Adversary…

The issue of loshon hara (wicked speech) continues to arise lately. I have not spoken on the topic of loshon hara in a long time. I have had to wrestle with my own flesh in order to subdue this deadly, destiny destroying behavior. The temptation has been rearing its ugly head with several people lately, including myself, which tells me it’s time to address it again.

“Never offer praise in the presence of an adversary” (Page 118).

The Chofetz Chaim teaches that it is forbidden to praise someone in the presence of anyone who is known to dislike them. They are just waiting to pounce!

It opens the door for anyone listening who dislikes them, to seize an opportunity to say something negative about the persons shortcomings.

There are times when you are acutely aware that the person in question has enemies all around. There are also times when you may not know. They best course of action is to constrain your tongue, even if you want to offer praise. Why?

Because it leaves a pit for the adversary to fall into and this pit dies damage to their own soul. It’s just something that we do not want to be a party to.

The Praiseworthy Person…

The praiseworthy person can wait for you to seek a better moment in time to extend your gratitude or praise when the adversarial soul will not be in ear shot and tempted beyond their ability to resist speaking loshon hara.

So, What Do We Do About Philippians 4:8?

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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Be wise. Pay attention in the moment. Be vigilant. We always need to remember that we have to know those that we labor among. Paul tells us to, “Think on these things…“, which means we can save those lovely things for another time. We do not always have to blurt out everything we think at the time.

Be aware of the atmosphere you are in at the time and be slow to speak. The right time for praise will present itself and the person to whom you would offer praise will not have to suffer their moment being snatched away by negativity, insults or another person’s pride or enmity.

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Remember: loshon hara affects the souls of at least 3 people… In this case Yourself, the person you’re speaking about (or trying to praise), and the people or persons that are listening.

We are in the business of caring for souls. Let nothing come between you reaching the highest pinnacle of power in your comprehension of GOD and His Word. Especially, our own tongues.

This Book is a Masterpiece! A torahisteaching for your library must have!

If you do not own a copy, I strongly recommend it.

Thank You for Asking me about it my friend!

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalm 34:13-15

Key Words:

  • Chofetz Chaim: seeker of life
  • shmiras haloshon – guarding the tongue

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN… “WALKING IN THE DUST OF THE RABBI?”: BOOK CLUB CHOICE FOR APRIL

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus ~ How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg

Pirkei Avot 1:4

Let thy house be a meeting house for the wise;
and powder thyself in the very dust of their feet;
and drink their words with thirst.
(Sefaria.org)

Our most cherished goal in bible or torah study is to follow so closely behind Jesus that we are covered by the dust of his feet, as we follow after him. This imagery is not just literal. We are easily like Mary, sitting at the feet of Jesus while he taught (Luke 10:39), or we might envision Paul, as he stated in his own words that he was, “…educated at the feet of Gamaliel” (Acts 22:3).

Many times, I have heard a number of Christians say that the “Old Testament was replaced by the New. I have seen too many treat the Hebrew Scriptures as if their only purpose is that of a reference book. Simply as if we are carrying around 39 books of outdated info. It’s not their fault. This is a fallacy that any Christian could easily fall victim to. But we do not have to remain that way, and you do not have to spend another day in the dark.

You can draw much closer to GOD when you accurately know what He was actually saying.

Fortunately, Tverberg’s work brings to light many teachings that were overlooked in our earlier biblical studies in the church. She does a great job of reconnecting us with our Hebrew Roots in the Scriptures. Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus highlights key words, phrases and expressions from the Hebrew that are misunderstood through the lens of our western mindset. We have some catching up to do!

I’m sure you have noticed that I am continually setting before you a series of books that increase your knowledge of the Hebrew language. This is because I earnestly desire that you hear the Word from its Hebrew origins, culture and times.

I hope you take hold of these insights as they have the power to increase your wisdom, knowledge understanding. This is essential, because this is the kind of wisdom that has the potential to increase your power in prayer… If by hearing you hear, and by seeing you see.

I hope you read this book with our book club and leave a reply or grace us with your comments below as you read. I would love to hear from you!

The Book is available from many retailers and publishers as well as Audible.com.

Enjoy.

The Jewish Gospel of John: CLOSING DISCUSSION

The Jewish Gospel of John by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Before we move onto our next Book Club read for April, let’s review a few essential concepts posed by Dr. Eli Lizorkin in The Jewish Gospel of John. Th author brings up so many good points in his book, but one that I am particularly in favor of approaching with students.

First, there are two terms that we have to become familiar with as soon as we enter into a any class on Biblical Hermeneutics:

Eisegesis: Interpretation of the Bible by reading into it one’s own ideas and belief systems.

Exegesis: Interpretation of the Bible based upon the original or intended meaning of scripture.

Dr. Eli Lizorkin uses a quote from a scene in a Sherlock Holmes movie in which Sherlock says to Dr. Watson, “Never theorize before you have all the data.” As a disciple of Jesus, it will never serve us well if we were to, “Draw conclusions without facts.”

While there are many out there that have been told and “automatically believe that Christians operate by leap-of-faith technology alone. As His Ambassadors know, that is not hardly the case.

In fact, this is the assignment of every teacher and student of scripture, “Never draw conclusion before you have all the facts”. That being the case, Dr. Lizorkin poses an indirect challenge to the reader to examine their own approach to the studies of the scripture. “Are we in the habit of drawing conclusions based on a simple, literal or superficial reading of the scripture, without any consideration for the facts?”

Do we look for the facts in our investigation? Do we look beneath the surface or the letter of the word to see whether or not we are operating with what the author calls, “Deficient understandings?”

Lizorkin asks us to consider that there is a tendency for some to arrive at what he calls, “…automatic interpretations that reveal our preconditioning to our long history of interpretations. We think something is right, simply because that’s the way it’s always been taught. Therefore, we assume we absolutely learned everything correctly the first time. But did we? Did you? Dr. Lizorkin points to the danger of suffering an “…imposed theology based upon earlier, more ancient lines of thinking”. Are we missing some information? and if we are, are we willing to consider the facts or do we plant our feet in the mud and stay stuck, refusing instruction? (My words/questions not his).

There are constant daily examples of situations in which someone is observed rehearsing what others have told them or taught them about the scriptures, from the perspective of eisegesis and/or these “ancient lines of thinking” rather than peeling back the layers of the language, context, history, culture or times, etc., learning the coded messages embedded in the scriptures for themselves.

There are also two other terms we should look at that are found within Talmudic Principles:

De’oraita and de’rabanan. De’oraita refers to the traditions of GOD. De’rabanan refers to the traditions of man. It’s basically the same scenario. Do we hold fast to the traditions of man even in light of the fact that these traditions, are not in line with the traditions and the Word of GOD? Are our thoughts, ways, and traditions about the Word we preach, higher than the thoughts, ways and traditions of GOD? I think these are all good questions.

Lizorkin asks us to examine our current patterns of thought.

His book provides an opportunity to consider the patterns detected within our own thought processes and preconceived ideas through a wide variety of examples that he provides. But the questions each one of us must still ask ourselves is, “Have I critically questioned my patterns of thinking and how that applies to my understanding when it comes to scripture?” What could I be overlooking in the scriptures?

You Have a Blind Spot!

Every one of us is born with a scotomoa, a blind spot. There is a place within the visual field of each eye where there are no cones or rods in the optic disk, i.e., there is a lack of light-detecting photoreceptors.

No Light = No Image Detection.

No image detection means the brain fills in the gap, i.e., Blind Spot.

At all times, there is a dark spot between our eyes. We never see this dark spot, because the visual field between our eyes overlap and we fill in the gaps… Your brain fills in the gaps.

In my view, one of the most rewarding moments a teacher could possibly experience in teaching is when the students says, “I never saw that before, I never knew that before, or I never thought of it that way before.” For me, that’s what teaching the Word of GOD is all about, removing blind spots! Adding light, where there was no light.

Are You Nurturing Your Blind Spots?

A teacher of the WORD desires to remove the dark spots in the student’s field of vision by filling in the gaps with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Everything that the rod of GOD represents.

Lizorkin, Founder and Professor of Ancient Cultures at the Israel Bible Center, confirms these rewarding moments as he informs his readers of the discoveries that can emerge when we are willing to look at our blind spots!

We know for a fact as human beings we have a physiological blind spot and our brain compensates for it. How many blind spots might we have in the spirit? and what compensates for that? How do we overcome it?

TORAH STUDY REMOVES THE SCOTOMATA

Our primary objective in the study of the scriptures is to remove the scotomata, the blind spots that exist either from lack of study, lack of wisdom, lack of knowledge, lack of understanding, or lack of light.

If the situation exists in the natural, don’t’ you think it can also exist in the spirit?

As fearfully and wonderfully as we are made, let’s not discount the connection between the lack of light we know exist within our natural design and abilities, and the lack of light that can also exist within our spiritual sight and insight, which is just as real and evident.

Our brains help us to see by drawing conclusions based on the facts made visible from the light that we do receive. Think about that for a moment! The brain acts like a bridge between the eyes, compensating for what we cannot actually see because of this blind spot. By default, we automatically fill in the gaps so that we complete the picture of what we see, or think we see, and we move forward. We are quite the marvel of engineering and design!

There are several lessons here for us. Both within the message in the book and our physiological design. In terms of scripture, we do not have to just fill in the gaps and replace exegesis with eisegesis. We do not have to make something up or take leaps of faith because we have gaps in our knowledge or understanding of the Word. Prof. Lizorkin is showing us by an examination of scripture in his book that, filling in the gaps with what we think should be there, or what we think the scripture is saying, is not how we learn and grow in the Word of GOD. (Besides being unnecessary, it is conduct unbecoming for the disciples of Christ).

In the natural, our brains fill in the gaps based on what our minds expect to see, much like the “automatic interpretations” some defer to according to Lizorkin. We just come up with our own conclusions, much like the Inspector Lestrades’ of the world who twist the facts to fit their theories.

A Lifestyle of Study Fills in the Gaps!

Just like our brain help us to see, our spirit helps us to see as well! We have been given a gift called spiritual insight which is the bridge between what we cannot see and what is actually there. Spiritual insight is one of the key ingredients that fuels the light within us. It is enhanced by our dedication to, and the disciplines of service, selflessness, consecration, prayer and study. (Our Five Smooth Stones).

Prof. Eli Lizorkin offered a little light to help us bridge the gap between what we know and can see in the scriptures, and what we did not see and did not know. I hope you enjoyed this book and that you will join us for our next book club read coming April 12th.

We always have the option of study, to show ourselves approved!

Enjoy this Season of Study,

I hope you join us in the upcoming read in the Book Club. The Book Announcement will Post on April 12th.

NEXT BOOK CLUB READ:

The Jewish Gospel of John by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The book is a well-rounded verse-by-verse illustrated rethinking of the fourth gospel. Here is the catch: instead of reading it, as if it was written for 21 century Gentile Christians, the book interprets it as if it was written for the first-century peoples of ancient Israel. The book proves what Krister Stendahl stated a long time ago: “Our vision is often more abstracted by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.” Excerpt from description available on Amazon.com

I invite everyone to take this journey with us. It will reward you greatly as you expand your knowledge of teachings on this body of scripture.

The Book is available from many retailers and publishers as well as Audible.com.

Enjoy.

BUILDING THE LINE OF YESHUA

Connecting the Dots…

“In the same way it took both Gentiles and Jews to birth the line of Jesus, it takes Gentiles and Jews to birth the Kingdom of GOD”, Rabbi Jason Sobel, Mysteries of the Messiah

Together we do great things!

Included in the Connecting the Dots Series – Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Pray

To find out more about the torah, see previous article: Why We Study the Torah

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Pray!


CONNECTING THE DOTS…

Also Included in the Connecting the Dots Series – – Building the LIne of Yeshua

STRENGTHEN THE WEAK HANDS….Summary -Part 4

Continued from Part 3

KEY POINTS SUMMARY —Recap of Exodus 17 Included

17 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not?

Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

16 For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Summary…

Key Points to Remember:

  • Names and Places:
    • provide insight into the spiritual condition of the person, or places.
      • Take the time to look them up. Contrast and Compare the information to the teaching you are studying/investigating.
      • amalek =
      • Rephidim =

Exodus 1: 8 tells us that the children of Israel were made slaves because Pharaoh became afraid that they had become a threat to Egypt by reason of their numbers.

  • The disobedience of the children of Israel to the commandments of GOD, is what caused their descent into degradation.
    • The Consequence: 430 years of slavery
  • The original plan was that they settle in the “best land. the land of Goshen.” By “drifting” over into the ways and customs of the Egyptians, they opened the door to attack, i.e. slavery.
  • Tribe of Levi did not go into slavery in Egypt… they remained “dwelling in their tents” and enjoyed the protection of the anointing of GOD.

Sometimes, the best revelations you will find in scripture are right there hidden right under the, one layer down. right below the English word KJV chose to use an interpretation for the Hebrew.

prevailed vs. became mighty, became stronger,

were heavy vs. filled with Glory, had become filled with

Send Judah First…

Also, remember when the children of Israel left Egypt, they were 600K on foot, plus the numbers of the mixed multitude (Exodus 12:37). Nearly 1 million souls estimated.

“But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed (left like an army ready for battle) out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 13:18

Exodus 12:51 reminds us that, “the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.”

The Book of Numbers, Chapter 10, provides information on the formation of the Tribes (in their ranks and orders) as they left Mt. Sinai, confirming Judah was assigned the lead position.

13 “And they first took their journey according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.”

Dan was the Rear Guard

25 “And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.”

You will recall, it was the tribe of Judah that guarded the cattle and all of the treasures and goods of Pharaoh.

Although the children of Israel were slaves in Egypt, Judah were still warriors.

Attacking from behind meant you did’nt have to fight Judah. (One tactical advantage).

Actually, even the Egyptians forces strategy was to attack from behind and drive them into the sea. GOD flipped the script, of course.

Remember, their ranks and orders from which they marched out of Egypt.

The Tribe of Dan was their rear guard. Judah was in the forefront.

By this time, EVERYONE had heard of what the GOD of Israel had done to the Egyptians, Everyone!

The GOD of Israel was internationally known.

The Spiritual Audacity of Amalek…

Of all the possible nations that could have come out against them to prove their might, prove they were better than the Egyptians, prove they were better than Israel, prove they did not fear the GOD of Israel…

It was family! Amalek, grandson of Esau, great Nephew of Jacob that came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Amalek came against the children of Israel when no other nation would dare.

We tend to read the scripture as if no other nations were around. Egypt was a resource for every nation around them, keeping many people alive through the famine. There’s a high probability that the nation of Amalek was even fed in the famine by the wisdom of Joseph.

Pull out your Bible Maps again. Notice that Amalek is occupying the territory that will belong to the Children of Israel, once they remember who they are in GOD!

Amalek has been living it up while the children of Israel were in captivity! They are occupying land GOD never gave them. GOD made it clear that Esau was to serve Jacob, not the other way around.

If the children of Israel make it to Sinai and receive their prophetic Word and the blessings of GOD, their next move is to come for the land GOD gave them.

The children of Israel remembered their names (Exodus 1:1). This was practically the only virtue they had left when in captivity.

What they had forgotten was, their spiritual identity, their prophecy, their ability to decree and declare a thing… they forgot how to call out in prayer, they forgot about the power of agreement, they forgot about their strength in unity…

They forgot how to operate in the power of GOD!

Your Prophecy is The Enemy’s Biggest Threat!

This is the enemy’s dilemma. “If you remember who you are, you will know that I am illegally possessing your land. If you ever get your mind back, and remember who you are in GOD, I will have to vacate your territory!”

Amalek is like that kindred spirit, that familiar spirit, that knows exactly who you are, while you may be oblivious to who they truly are! You don’t see their jealousy, their envy, their flat out audacity to provoke GOD, while they try and keep you from everything that GOD has for you.

Scripture is calling the place, Rephidim… to clue us in to the fact that this fight with Amalek is due to a lazy spiritual condition…lack of prayer which causes a weakening of the hands.

Your hands are not just a symbol of strength in prayer…

Your Hands Contain Your Strength in Prayer.

Lack of prayer leads to bickering, bitterness, argumentation, anger, contention, strife… the works!

lack of prayer – Weakens the Hands… How do I know?

And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

  • held up = room (H7311) to exalt, to be high, rise up
  • let down = noo-akh (H5117) to rest, allow to settle
  • prevailed = gaw-bar (H1396) to be strong or mighty, to be magnified, strengthened, to be made firm…

Raising our hands up..only looks like a surrender in the natural. In the spirit, we are pulling down strength… we are reaching up and pulling down the glory of GOD.

When we raise our hands, we are exalting GOD, in the midst of being raised and lifted up!

When we lower our hands, and keep them down at our side, we are allowing our enemies the opportunity to rest, gather their strength–against us! allowing them to settle in our land and in our territory.

In the words of Rev. Rita, “That’s not good!”

12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

  • heavy = כָּבֵד kaw-vade (H3515)
    • from the root word כָּבַד kaw-vad (H3513) to become fierce, filled with glory, glorified, filled with honor, weighty (with glory), rich, respected,
      • glorious = כָּבוֹד kaw-vode (H3519) glory, honour (-able), weight, honored, abundance,
        • its root is also (H3513)

Moses hands became filled with the Glory. Moses hands became Fierce! Moses hands became filled with the weight of the Glory!

Moses hands became filled with glory, honor, respect, filled with the abundance of GOD!

Are you seeing what happened with Moses’ Hands?

All we need to know at this point is….

Do you want Your Hands filled with the Weight of the Glory!

12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

  • steady = emunah (H530) em-moo-naw firm, steadfast
    • from the Hebrew root word אָמַן aman (H539) trust, faith, firm, support, belief
      • ref: (H540) אֲמַן trust
      • ref: (H541) אָמַן trust, see Isaiah 30:21 (appears only 1x in scripture) “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand (aw-man), and when ye turn to the left.”

“Moses Hands Became Filled with Faith & Trust…”

Moses hands became firm, steadfast, filled with faith and trust in GOD

12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

AMEN.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

  • discomfited = khaw-lash (H2522) to become weak, to prostrate oneself, to be overwhelmed
    • appears only 3x in scripture, Isaiah 14:12, Job 14:10
      • ref: use in Job 14:10 = to waste away

Did You See What Just happened?

Amalek became weak and overwhelmed through the power of Moses’ prayer!

and let’s make note of the significance of the agreement of Hur and Caleb… as well.

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Write this in Your Book!

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Rehearse this in Your Ears!

How do you think Lucifer weakens the nations?

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Isaiah 14:12

This happens whenever we listen to the voice that tells us not to pray!

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:

16 For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

All of their moaning, and complaining brought them into a place of dryness and desolation. A place where they will never find the anointing.

And Then Came Amalek…

Posts Included in This Series on Prayer:

Strengthening the Weak Hands is a Priority: Isaiah 35:3-5, Job 4:3-4, Zeph 3:16, Heb 12:12

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