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ELUL, THE 21st DAY OF PRAYER

Like Wolves That Lay in Wait, They Stalk My Steps…. Devising Mischief Upon Their Beds

September 9th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 36-42

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 36

The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Man convinces himself that GOD is not concerned about his behavior or of what goes on in the world around mankind. Man can do as he pleases.

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

they appear so lovable, kind, friendly… Yet I struggle to love what’s unloveable about them.

The wicked make sin look attractive, to each other, they are adept at making their evil intent appear innocent, playful, fun, even beneficial, like loyalty they encourage each other in their deceit and wickedness, they strategize together how to bend and twist, plot and plan their every maneuver, trying to disguise their intentional perverse agendas, making themselves unlovable.

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

those that hate the good and love the evil

He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Those that watch from a distance, stalking my every move…constantly seeking ways to come against me, thwart my plans and efforts to succeed, they rise up early to create problems, cause problems, find fault, apprehend those that stalk me on my way through a simple business day, those that bathe themselves in evil plans all the day long… Apprehend all who seek my life… Those that fight against my right to exist, to live, to breathe...

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Help us to perceive reality, by the light of your truth. Help us cast off selfishness and baseless desires..

10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Protect us from the attacks of the wicked and arrogant (Metzudos). Do not let me deviate from my principles because others blame or falsely accuse me, or call me names based on their behaviors – i.e, in cases where the arrogant call me arrogant…

Help Me to preserve my humility and integrity in the face of prideful, and the antagonistic, the sneaky, who move by silence and stealth…

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Help Me to stay on course, while those that seek ways to attack me out of ignorance, baseless hatred, jealousy or mean spiritedness, while they seek to destroy my path, cripple my resources, or any of their plots, plans or devices, I decree their feet shall fall into their own traps and devices, their plans shall crumble to nothingness. None shall hear them.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

LORD, help me walk in love among wolves.

AMEN

  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 20TH DAY OF PRAYER

Strength that Confounds the Wise…

September 8th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 29-35

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 29

THE LORD’S INEFFABLE NAME IS STATED 18 TIMES IN THIS PSALM.

Give unto the Lord (YHVH), O ye mighty sons of the powerful), give unto the Lord (YHVH) glory and strength.

sons of the powerful, i.e. descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, powerful men of righteousness.

Give unto the Lord (YHVH) the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord (YHVH) in the beauty of holiness.

How do you measure splendor and beauty? When the WORD (torah) permeates every aspect of your life, The WORD must be allowed to eliminate anything in your life that is not worthy of a servant of GOD – then beauty emerges, the splendor of Holiness.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord (YHVH) is upon many waters.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is powerful; the voice of the Lord (YHVH) is full of majesty.

The ‘Voice of GOD’ is used only in reference to GOD’s communication with man.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

The voice of the LORD comes in power and majesty. The cedars of Lebanon is a metaphor for those Kings who stood proud and haughty as the mighty cedars. They had to be broken by the WORD of GOD into submission.

He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn (rey-a-meem).

unicorn in scripture symbolizes something of power and strength… something with a long and powerful horn. Lebanon and Siryon, young and powerful nations perhaps

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) divideth the flames of fire.

The Midrash teaches us that when the Ten Commandments were created, they were seared into the stone tablets with flames of fire. It is also said, that we each possesses a spark of GOD within us. It is the WORD of GOD that ignites that spark and turns it into a flaming fire. I have personally witnessed that spark become a flaming fire when students connect to torah for the first time and their 1st ah-hah’ moments occur…

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness; the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh (Holy).

Kadesh, a.k.a. Holy, and another name for the Wilderness of Sinai, where the children of Israel accepted the torah.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth (from the root word khaw-saf, meaning to strip bare) the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

The mighty will be as trees, stripped of their bark. Nations that stand erect and formidable against the weaker nations who are under the covering of GOD, will be made to tremble.

10 The Lord (YHVH) sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord (YHVH) sitteth King for ever.

Just as the LORD wiped away most of mankind at the flood and reigned alone with Noah, He will reign again with those that have stood up and claimed Him as their own.

11 The Lord (YHVH) will give strength unto his people; the Lord (YHVH) will bless his people with peace.

The people of GOD gain strength through spiritual attainment, not by physical might or strength. The study of torah, fuels that spiritual attainment and allows us to wield power through GOD’s Weapons- Prayer, Humility, Faith, Joy, Love, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Silence, etc.

Honestly, in the natural this looks completely impossible, and illogical. Only those separated unto GOD understand and have knowledge of how this is possible, real and effective. This is precisely what confounds the wise.

AMEN
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 19TH DAY OF PRAYER – Labor Day Prayer

Our Prayer For the Nations… Your Labor is Not in Vain

September 7th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 22-28

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 22

{To the chief Musician upon Ayeles hashachar, a musical instrument) A Psalm of David.} 

Ayeles hashachar, a.k.a a radiant deer, the Jewish Nation, and all those who love GOD are likened to a loving deer- which is devoted to its mate. (Brightening like the dawn, Rashi, Radak)

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken us? why art thou so far from helping us, and from the words of my roaring?

You LORD, have ALWAYS answered my prayers… Some feel abandoned, You feel so far away, but this can’t be true! Our countries need you, our nations are suffering, people are dying of plague, our leaders need help, they need wisdom, people need truth and someone who can speak it, so that they can hear it. We need Our Yeshua.

O my God, we cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises (yeh’shev teh’hee’lote yish’ray’el) of Israel.

Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

As You saved them, save us for the sake of our children, all over this world.

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

But we are like worms (to’la, scorned and ridiculed by nations, our own brothers and sisters, that are rejoicing at what they hope is our end) and no man; we have become a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

All they that see us laugh us to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

There is no help for them in GOD. They are happy to see the nations of Your People in peril. They can’t see that our deaths, all these deaths, are connected to each other. We need each other to live, to survive. People dismiss us our plea, they open their mouths WIDE to criticize us… even for praying. They speak derisively about our faith and our lives, our faith that many will be saved alive.

Our Fathers and Mothers trusted on Your Name that You would deliver them: “let Him deliver him, seeing he delighted in Him.”

They mock us LORD, they doubt if You will come to our aid, if You will deliver us. How can You not help us now? We refuse to believe that You will not send us help from the sanctuary. You LORD are Faithful. You are OUR Deliverer, In Your Name we Trust!

But thou art He that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.

You gave us life, and sent us Your Word. We were NOT created for death. Death is not our purpose. We were created for life and life abundantly. We decree abundance back into our lives and those who are struggling LORD. Send them their Yeshua. You are Truth, and You will keep us in the palm of Your Hand.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many bulls (strong powerful empires, adversaries) have compassed round about us: strong bulls (powerful adversaries) of Bashan have beset us round.

13 They gaped upon us with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

They confess only death and destruction. They watch reports and agree. They commiserate over the situation. They come into agreement with every negative thought and vain imagination about our futures, our lives. They are daily counting death and disregarding the lives, the life they could help. They are calling death to Your People, by their lack of knowledge about Your WORD. Who LORD, is casting down their WORDS with us?

Who LORD, is speaking Life with us? Who will speak life and live? Who believes the report of the LORD with us?

14 We are poured out like water (paralyzed with fear), and all our bones are out of joint: our heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Send Us Help from the sanctuary. Send Us agreement, Agree with our prayer LORD.

15 Our strength is dried up like a potsherd; and our tongues cleaveth to our jaws; and thou hast brought us into the dust of death (we sometimes feel like we’re being prepared for death. like this is the end of it all).

But we speak Death to death! We say death must die! We say, our sons and daughters shall live and not die! We say COVID can’t get through prayer!

We’ve hear that our confession is impossible!, so now we confess it even the more, even louder! We serve the GOD of the Impossible! Impossible is bread for us!

16 For dogs have compassed us: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed us: they pierced our hands and our feet.

dogs… beast that surround us and seek to tear at our flesh, not only bulls, but now dogs come at us like mobs, from the most basest places of the earth. (paraphrased from Ibn Ezra)

17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

I can count all my bones (Radak). Sometimes, I feel like a skeleton existing… like a passenger in my own day, walking behind myself, disengaged from my own life.

18 They part our garments among them, and cast lots upon our vesture.

They seek to destroy us on the cross that we serve! But we will not be moved. People just want what we have, our name in Christ, our inheritance, everything that You have given us, in Your Name. They desire our mantle of Royalty (Ibn Ezra), they want us to give up our crown for destiny, our anointing, our life in the Messiah.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me (ho’she’yay’nee, from the root yah’shaw, deliver me) from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns (strength, power) of the wild oxen (those powers that rise up against me).

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

Praising GOD according to your personal level of closeness. Those who once served out of fear, may now, I pray, serve You out of love.

24 For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, He heard.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.

I praise because YOU are Faithful. You LORD, will always come for me. When there is no help to be found for me on earth or in people, You LORD are assurance, You are my help. You are the reason why I can praise, with no natural answer in sight. You are my ever present, supernatural answer, invisible, 360 degree answer. When You agree with my prayers, EVERYTHING, falls into place and is in right alignment.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever.

Our hearts will no longer suffer the anguish of exile from GOD. He will satisfy the humble and they shall praise Him.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember (za’kar) and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and He is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

We are that remnant, that shall serve the LORD.

31 They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this.

Our children shall hear of Your deeds, They shall hear of our faith… We will not fail to tell them. Even now, we are declaring Your righteousness to a nation yet unborn.

AMEN

Blessings over all the nations that participate in reading this blog. I pray for your seed and your seeds seed. I pray that GOD honor and keep you and increase your strength. I pray that your garments will keep you protected from the snare of the fowler… I prayer that you never remove your garments of prayer. Your Labor is not in vain. May GOD always find you dwelling in your tents… Amen.

  • PSALMS 29-35 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 18TH DAY OF PRAYER

Choosing to Dwell in the Mountain of GOD…

September 6th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 15-21

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

PSALM 15

Lord, who shall abide (ya-gur, temporary sojourn) in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell (yish-kon, take up permanent residence) in thy holy hill?

We do not have to look far for GOD’s Holy Mountain, or Holy Hill. It’s the place where you stand right now. It’s the territory that you occupy for the LORD, right now. All those who have taken up permanent residence in His Presence, in His Spirit. All those that dwell in His Tents.

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour (ray-ah, those with whom you have constant contact).

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Prov 21:23

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Prov 21:20

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth (o’say, does, makes) these things (eh’leh, these things) shall never be moved.

The person that acts this way as a matter of principle, their character requires it. Should the person falter or temporarily miss the mark, they shall get back up again.

AMEN
  • PSALMS 22-28 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7
  • PSALMS 29-35 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 17TH DAY OF PRAYER

How Excellent is Thy Name in All The Earth…

September 5th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 8-14

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

PSALM 8

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

AMEN
  • PSALMS 15-21 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6
  • PSALMS 22-28 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7
  • PSALMS 29-35 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 16TH DAY OF PRAYER

In Your Torah, We Will Meditate Day and Night…

September 4th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 1-7. – Continuing in the Cycle of Prayer

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

PSALM 1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

AMEN.

Despite the mischief and mayhem that may surround us, the LORD will always find us moving forward. We shall occupy until You come. Though wickedness attempts to prevail, it shall not occupy our territory. The way of the ungodly shall perish. The LORD has vowed… and it is written. Shall it not come to pass?

Amen

  • PSALMS 8-14. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5
  • PSALMS 15-21 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6
  • PSALMS 22-28 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7
  • PSALMS 29-35 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 15TH DAY OF PRAYER

In Faithfullness… GOD Will Answer Me

September 3rd: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 143-150

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

PSALM 143

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

AMEN

ELUL, ON THE 11TH DAY

WHO SHALL BECOME THE GENERATION OF THE UPRIGHT?

August 30th: TODAY WE ARE READING & PRAYING PSALMS 112-118

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

The Hebrew word that means “generation” is dor (dore).

We understand the word, generation in English to represent, “a body of living beings constituting a single step in the line of descent from an ancestor, or the average span of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring.” (Webster’s Dictionary)

In Hebrew thought, ‘dor’ means something more than a biological line of ancestry, or a linear span of time. It is more than the continuity of a bloodline or DNA ancestry.

In Psalm 112:2, the scripture reads, “the generation of the upright shall be blessed”, the scripture is referring to continuity that is not limited to successive generations; grandparent, parent, child. This is about spiritual continuity, that might have to skip a few generations until another arises with the same spirit.

OUR WESTERN MINDSET TENDS TO TAKE OVER… and we can’t hear the scripture from the Hebrew at all. The meaning of ‘generation’ in English, is completely different than the meaning of ‘generation (dor)’ in Hebrew.

In a recent blog I wrote called, Connecting the Dots, we reviewed the genealogy of Shem (Genesis 11). In following the line of descent from Shem to Abraham, what we saw is the anointing transfer from Shem to Eber to Abram. The anointing did not pass “in single steps from ancestors to ancestor.”

The anointing may have to skip a few generations. The anointing has to be caught. If the next generation doesn’t want it, they don’t have to have it.

Not everybody wants it and it’s not for everybody.

Some prefer a life of idolatry, sin, etc., like Ham, Canaan, Terah… and some of their sons.

The dor (generation) of the upright shall be blessed, that’s singular not plural. The blessing might not pass from dor to dor, the way we are accustomed to process the meaning in our minds. However, it will pass to the one in the generation who chooses to carry on the continuity of the blessing. Who will seek the anointing of GOD?

GOD will wait for a ‘dor’ to open, and the King of Glory shall come in!

Psalm 112

Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.

Your seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Wealth and riches shall be in your house: and your righteousness endureth for ever.

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: because you are gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

A good person sheweth favour, and lendeth: they will guide their affairs with discretion.

Surely you shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

You shall not be afraid of evil tidings: your heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

Your heart is established, You shall not be afraid, until you see your desire upon your enemies.

You have dispersed, You have given to the poor; your righteousness endureth for ever; your horn shall be exalted with honour.

The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; they shall gnash with their teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

AMEN

Additional Insights into the Dor…

I’m sure I have not said it enough yet, but words in Hebrew have far more depth than in any other language. Hebrew words have spiritual meaning, numerical meaning, symbolic meaning (pictographically), even the shape of each letter is significant. This means that we basically cheat ourselves out of the richness and depth of meaning, by viewing the Hebrew letters and words in such a common way as we do in English. It’s too linear, too narrow.

For instance, ‘dor’ is spelled with 3 letters, dalet (d) vav (o) reish (r) in Hebrew.

Spelled backward we have the opposite of dor, reishvavdalet (rey’d)

rey’d in Hebrew means to Decline.

Dor means to move forward in continuity vs rey’d which means to go backward and decline. If the generation is not moving forward spiritually, all that remains open to them is spiritual decline. Grow or stay stuck and decline.

Your seed shall be mighty upon earth: is a promise made to those that choose to follow GOD, it’s not a promise to the world at large. They have to choose Him.

Not everyone in Shem’s line chose GOD.

The generation of the upright shall be blessed.

The generation of the upright, nurtures and grows spiritually, accepts the WORD, pursues it, and honors GOD. They continue the bloodline of the righteous.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58

Amen.