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TalkTorahToMe.CAFE. – Who Shall Retain the Finest Flour?

In Pirkei Avos (Ethics of Our Fathers), we are provided a timeless collection of wisdom teachings and sayings from the Rabbi’s and Sages. Teachings that are rooted in the torah and elevated for the refinement of our spiritual being.

In Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avos there is a brief anecdote that I would like to share, which places students in one of four categories.

Ch 5.18 describes four types of students who sit before the sages: A sponge, a funnel, a strainer and a sieve: a sponge, which absorbs [remembers] everything; a funnel, which lets all the information in and just as soon as it enters, they instantly allow all the information to run out [retaining nothing]; a strainer, which lets the wine flow through retaining the sediment (the minor points) and misses all the major, weightier points of the message or teaching; and a sieve, which allows the flour dust to pass through and retains the fine flour.

The sieve has the ability to filter out the sedimentary parts and bits, retaining only the finest flour.

The sponge soaks up everything and remembers, but is unable to process the finer points and put them into action. The funnel will say, “That was a powerful teaching, get the CD”. While they heard the teaching and were fully engaged, they are unable to transmit what they learned.

The strainer collects what they believe are the weightier parts of the teaching, but in the end, they missed the wine and captured the sediment.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law; judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23

I am believing that you will be like the sieve, in every facet of your lives. Possessing the ability to recognize the weightier matters in torah, in business, in personal relationships, in every place you need to excel and take dominion (the good kind). I pray that you retain the finer points and replicate and transmit what you have learned to others, for the benefit of man and the Kingdom of Heaven.

In Genesis 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Man (Adam) was created from the finest dust particles in the earth… Not the common dust of the ground, but stardust, the stuff of the cosmos–all the elements of creation that exist in the earth and our universe.

May you be always the student, who hails from the lineage of Adam, made of the finest particles of the universe, increase in discernment, spiritual reasoning, insight, knowing what to keep and what to cast off, recognizing and retaining the finest flour of which you yourself were created!

Pirkei Avos by Artscroll is available online via: https://www.sefaria.org/Pirkei_Avot?lang=bi

But Who Can Resist an Old Fashioned Book in the Hand!

This priceless collection of teachings on honesty, morality, ethical teachings, is quick and easy to read and re-read and refer to as a good companion to Torah Study. There are many treasures to be found, such as it’s focus on character improvement and self-refinement.

TalkTorahToMe.CAFE. —DWELLING IN THE TENTS OF SHEM

MAY GOD ALWAYS FIND YOU DWELLING IN YOUR TENT!

Ever wonder how Adam spent his day in the Garden of Eden?

After the sin of Adam, he had to work the ground and prepare his own food. The garden, as they are still able to do, supplied his food. Imagine eating from the purest and most luscious of fruits. It had to be pretty awesome indeed!

We know his assignment in the garden was to “dress it and keep it” Genesis 2:15. We’ve talked about this before, but a question came up that I wanted to take time to review.

I mentioned that Adam was not required to prune or rake, etc. The trees grew on their own, pretty much like they do today. The Midrash teaches, something we might have missed, reminding us that a river went forth from Eden to water it (Gen 2:10), so no need to irrigate the garden.

What was the work that Adam had to do then?

Adam had to occupy himself with something that we don’t readily consider, but something that the scriptures often reminds us to do. “Meditate, day and night, in the study of Torah”

Adam had complete access to the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden. The Tree of life is the symbol of Torah.

Proverbs 3:18. She is a tree of life to those who grasp her, and whoever holds on to her is happy.

Adams work, was Labor in Torah.

Do you recall the scriptures teaching that, “ Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” Genesis 25: 27

Dwelling in tents, is a Hebrew Idiom for studying the Torah.

Genesis 9:27 tells us, “GOD shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant”.

During this season, there are some Like you, who choose to dwell in their tents… which continues to this day to be an act of faith.

Jacob dwelled in his tent, studying Torah, like Abraham and Isaac before him. He chose to stay focused on the promises of GOD.

The Feast of Tabernacles is around the corner. A celebration of dwelling in the tents as a nation, and a commandment of GOD. LEV 23:42-43. “You shall dwell in booths for 7 Days”.

Remember when GOD dwelled among all of Israel, in the center of the camp when they we in the wilderness?

Jesus is the Master Rabbi, the Son of the Living GOD. He dwells in the Torah and that’s where we still find Him and GOD The Father.

Adam knew he did not have to plant fields and reap crops. The Torah fed his soul and nurtured him spiritually.

It’s the spiritual food we need more than anything today with water that will cause us to never thirst again.

May GOD Always find us Dwelling in the Tent!

Like we are doing now!


Additional Ref: Hebrews 11:9, 1 Kings 9:3, Zech 14:16,

ELUL, DAY 5

YOUR YOM HA ZIKARON IS ON THE HORIZON!

ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

Today’s Reading: Psalms 70-76

READING SCHEDULE:

PLACING THE SPOTLIGHT ON —PSALM 70

Over the past 4 Days, we have been reciting and praying the the Psalms as they are written in the KJV. Let’s take a look at this Psalm from the viewpoint of a little more torah to gain insight into a few key items that shed more light on David’s Prayer.

There is a prelude to this Psalm that we don’t always find a consistency in the transition. It begins: “To the Chief Muscician, A Psalm of David, To bring to remembrance:”

Remembrance in Hebrew is a VERY BIG WORD: (We only have a moment to take a brief snapshot of the meaning of zaw-kar. But I assure you, GOD’s message of YOU being remembered is ever present).

Embedded in the phrase le’haz’kir, is the word zaw-kar, meaning to remember.

zaw-kar always connects you back to a Promise, to be remembered. Whenever we receive even the smallest glimpse of this word in scripture- our ears should perk up!

In Exodus 12:14 we read: “And this day shall be unto you for a memorial (zaw-kar); and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

A ‘Yom Hazikaron

Numbers 10:9 says: “And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered (zaw-kar) before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.”

The sounding the alarm and the Day of Remembrance go hand in hand. The Day of Remembrance and the blasts of the trumpet are both associated with war. David is in a strong battle and begins his song by affirming that the LORD will keep His Promise, to remember him in times of war, in times of difficulty. David is sounding the shofar with his song of faith and praise.

Isaiah 43:26 “Put me in remembrance: let us plead [judge] together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”

In turn GOD asks that we put Him in remembrance of His Word regarding us! Let’s sort it out, let’s judge the matter. David takes all of his issues, concerns, problems, difficulties, battles, enemies, etc. etc. David takes it all to GOD in Prayer. He does not lash out himself (he learned from that). He does not gossip, murmur or complain to others. He does not get mixed up in Loshon Hara (evil speech).

David had to learn to bring all his cares before the LORD and let GOD deal with His People!

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.

Those who happily celebrate my distress.


But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.

“I have no strength without you. I cannot move this army of enemies without your help.”


You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.

GOD Remembers All of Your Battles… He Will Remember You and He Will Fight For the Righteous!

David never had to snip anyone’s garments again. He learned how to yield his biggest weapon in the spirit — By giving GOD’s children back to Him in prayer and supplication. Because of this, he was able to keep his hands clean and his heart pure. He only fought the wars of GOD – against GOD’s enemies. He did not lay his hands (or the hands of his tongue) on GOD’s Anointed. Even when fighting the Philistines, the same torah principles applied- Wait on GOD.

David had to keep All of his hands off of Saul. David was serving and Saul was sinning, but Saul was still GOD’s anointed. Our fights/battles with each other are not common, (they are not even allowed) which means we can’t handle them by secular means. We can’t handle anything with secular methodologies.

David Chose Prayer

Prayer was his weapon of choice. David’s results were not always swift. He prayed many a prayer. Yet, he found he won far more battles in prayer than he could have with his bare hands and a wicked tongue.

I’m laboring the first week over these concepts, to really drive them home, because if we truly learn these principles as His Disciples, we can help so many people and change so many things with our prayers. Principalities, Thrones, Powers, Dominions… will be swift work for you to pull down!

WE CAN NOT HAVE ONE FOOT IN AND ONE FOOT OUT!

Don’t get me wrong…some have muddled through speaking GOD’s Word with one side of their mouths and wickedness and/or cursings with the other side of their mouths. (Grace abounds) But, the people I know who desire a real walk with GOD… want to be able to do better, to do more! They know they can do better.

…and they know they are not operating at full strength. They know they They know much more is required of them. They want to speak a Word and see it occur! They really do. But we can not have it both ways. GOD is not double minded or unstable in all His Ways, and we can not be either!

His rules work. We just need the self-discipline to follow through!

Believe me when I say, the Psalms are an invaluable tool to help you to train your spirit to get to where you want to be spiritually.

Your Yom Hazikaron is Here!

Amen.

TalkTorahToME.CAFE ELUL, DAY 4

–For EVERYONE That Ran A Good Race And Are At Ease…

BENEATH THE THRONE OF GLORY.

“There is an important reason that saints are likened to the stars. The sages teach that the righteous do not die; even after death they are considered alive. They still live, since their souls are beneath GOD’s Throne of Glory (Kissey ha-kavod). In this respect, they are like the stars. Although the stars are invisible by day, they exist in their place. It is we who cannot see them, because of the illumination of the sky. The same is true of the righteous, they exist after their death, but we cannot see them because of our sins. Still, the righteous remain in their place.

Just as it is impossible to see the light of the stars by day, it is impossible to see the greatness of saints in this world. It is only recognizable after they die. The sages therefore say, “Saints are greater after their death than they are in this life.”

AMEN.

Excerpt from MeAm Lo’ez by Rabbi Yaakov Culi, Book 4 Israel in Egypt –A torahisteaching 2021 Book Club Recommendation

ELUL, DAY 2 —AT OUR BANQUET OF PRAYER

See Prayer Schedule: Our 29 Day Banquet of Prayer ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!

Today, I thought I would give everyone a jumpstart, in case Bibles are not at the ready!

Today we read Psalms 50 – 56 KJV…

I WILL NOT GIVE MY TONGUE TO EVIL, NOR MY MOUTH TO FRAME DECEIT!

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.

18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.

21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

PSALMS 51. KJV

YOU HAVE NEVER CAST ME OUT OF YOUR PRESENCE!

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

PSALMS 52. KJV

I WILL WAIT ON THE NAME OF THE LORD!

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

PSALMS 53

I AM HERE GOD… AND I AM DETERMINED TO SEEK YOUR FACE AND UNDERSTAND YOUR WISDOM, NOT MY WISDOM. I SEEK YOUR WAYS, NOT THE WORLDS WAYS, NOT MY WAYS.. MY WAYS SOLVE ONE PROBLEM AND CAUSE ANOTHER THE WORLDS WAYS SOLVE ONE PROBLEM AND CAUSE 12 MORE… YOU’RE RIGHT! EVERYONE ONE WHO HAS CHOSEN THE WORLD HAS GONE BACK ON THEIR WORD, IRREGULAR INTEGRITY, REVERSIBLE VIRTUES, DERANGED CODES OF HONOR, CRIPPLED MORAL COMPASSES, IT’S A MESS…

EXCEPT THE CHILDREN OF GOD.. THE SEED OF ABRAHAM WE ARE HERE GOD AND WE REFUSE TO DOWN IN THE DARKNESS WE REFUSE TO ALLOW THE DARKNESS TO CONTROL ARE HERE LORD TO LEARN OF YOU, TO SEEK YOUR KNOWLEDGE, YOUR WISDOM, YOUR COUNSEL,

WE WILL FIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE THE LIGHT OF GOD! OUR PRAYERS WILL WAGE WAR FOR US, WE WILL GROW STRONGER THROUGH PRAYER, OBEDIENCE, SACRIFICE, CONSECRATION, DEDICATION, FAITHFULLNESS, DEVOTION, DRAWING NEAR TO GOD. THESE ARE OUR WEAPONS OF WARFARE AND THEY ARE MIGHTY TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS

YOU SAID… THAT THE SONS & DAUGHTERS OF GOD SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST… WE HAVE ARRIVED AND WE ARE HERE TO MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD

IN THIS EARTH TODAY!

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

PSALM 54

I AM SAVED BY YOUR NAME… THANK YOU FOR JUDGING ME BY YOUR STRENGTH AND NOT MY OWN, YOU HAVE ALWAYS DELIVERED ME OUT OF ALL MY TROUBLE, WITH COMPASSION I PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO SET THEMSELVES AGAINST ME, THEY SET OUT TO FIGHT AGAINST ME, AND NEVER FIGURED OUT THEY WERE REALLY FIGHTING YOU!

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

PSALMS 56

GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE TO YOUR NAME LORD… FOR YOUR VOWS WERE MADE TO ME. MY ENEMIES TRY DAILY TO ENTANGLE ME IN MY OWN WORDS, THEY BEND AND TWIST AND PERVERT , THEY GATHER THEMSELVES TOGETHER TO MARK MY STEPS AND WAIT FOR MY SOUL.. YET, THEY CAN NOT TRACK OR TRACE ME IN THE SPIRIT REALM, I AM UNTRACEABLE … YOU CAN NOT TRACK OR TRACE OR STALK ME I AM IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY…

I AM HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT!
YOU CAN’T GET PASS GOD AND PRAYER!

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND…. GOD IS FOR ME! I SHALL NOT FEAR!

Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

10 In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.

11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

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

I present all my prayers to you LORD, as the First Fruits of my lips this Harvest Season…May they be accepted by You, as the Finest Fruits of my garden that I have in my heart to Present before My Beloved King! AMEN.

RECITING THE Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW DAILY. ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

And…Praying 7 Psalms a Day; Read them 1st and Confess the words over your life and those you are covering during the month, and into 2021.
PRAYING THROUGH THE PSALMS THROUGH THE MONTH OF ELUL:

Week 1.  “Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” Psalms 141: 2-3

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  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY AUGUST 20
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY AUGUST 21
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY AUGUST 22
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY AUGUST 23
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY AUGUST 24
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY AUGUST 25
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26

WEEK 2.Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” Ephesians 6:18 KJV

  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY AUGUST 27
  • PSALMS 99-105 FRIDAY AUGUST 28
  • PSALMS 106-113 SATURDAY AUGUST 29
  • PSALMS 114-120 SUNDAY AUGUST 30
  • PSALMS 121-127 MONDAY AUGUST 31
  • PSALMS 128-134. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
  • PSALMS 135-142 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

WEEK 3. “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.” Jeremiah 29:12 KJV

  • PSALMS 143-150 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3
  • PSALMS 1-7 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4
  • 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

WEEK 4. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

  • 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

The 7 Degrees of Delusion — recognizing the spirit of divination

Jesus said in Matthew 24:11:
“And many false prophets shall arise & deceive many . . . and because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure to the end the same shall be saved.

In Deuteronomy 18:10-13 the text teaches there are 7 Degrees of Delusion. We must beware, when exposing and deposing the wiles of witchcraft. 

Deuteronomy 18:9-13:

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

1Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

Deuteronomy 18:10-13, teaches us that the wiles of witchcraft include 7 Degrees of Deception and Delusion. 

The 1st Degree of Delusion is divination

The Hebrew word for divination is qesem

keh-sem (phonetic sound) means divination, applied in OT to describe false prophets, i.e. Balaam, witchcraft, soothsayer, diviner or an oracle (Proverbs 16:10).
   a. qesem is a form of witchcraft using an oracle of words

Divination is the term used for process of seeking out hidden or secret knowledge. Knowledge you desire from the One True GOD, but you have not been able to obtain. Some seek to go around GOD by many means to obtain knowledge, power or wisdom that could have otherwise been authorized by simple obedience, good character and relationship–to name a few.

Divination is manifest when a person has no respect for the sacred over the secular and/or profane. It’s a forbidden mixture. They want knowledge, wisdom, power, insight and the counsel fo GOD… and willing to obtain it, by any other means outside of GOD.

qesem is the result of the witchcraft of words that must be reversed and cancelled.

Numbers 22:6, Balak, King of Moab, calls Balaam and says:

  • “Come now and curse me this people for they are too mighty for me. Peradventure,  I shall prevail that we may smite them that I may drive them out of the land. And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian depart with the rewards of divination in their hand.”

Breaking off what has bewitched you must include, bringing into reverse words that are adverse. These are words that have been assigned to drive you out of your destiny.

The 2nd Degree of Delusion 

“There shall not be among you and enchanter” – nachash
Enchanter in Hebrew – nachash, an enchanter effecting the minds through ungodly agreements and conspiracies, mind control and ungodly agreements. 

In the book of Acts 23:12-14, this deception is dangerous because it often arises under a disguise of derivation in the church. Appearing one way but the root is another way.

Nachash is the illicit gathering of ungodly agreements together, sometimes prevalent in the church, even in families and relationships. Oftentimes, they are activated and motivated by untampered illicit emotions. ( forbidden laws or rules) 

In Acts 23:10
“And when certain Jews bounded together . . .And bound themselves under a great curse saying they will not eat nor drink till they had killed Paul…And there were more than 40 which made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders saying we have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing till we have slain Paul”

3rd Degree of Delusion

Witch – The Hebrew word for a witch – or witchcraft in its classical meaning is Kasaf.  This is supernatural power attributed to the source as self and not God.

Example: The spirit of Jezebel, “which calleth herself a Prophetess”, attributed to herself and not God.

Acts 8:9
“And there was a certain man called Simon who before time in the same city used sorcery which bewitched the people of Samaria giving out that he himself was some great one to whom they all gave heed from the least to the greatest saying 
This man is the great power of God  . . .”

Daniel 2:28:
“But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets and maketh known to the king what shall be in the latter days . . .”

Genesis 41:16
“And Joseph answered Pharaoh, is not in me… but God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace . . .”

4th Degree of Delusion

A charmer – (chever) Hever in Hebrew:

To Pull the pendulum of emotions to hypnotize & mesmerize

5th Degree of Delusion

A consulter of familiar spirits. Consulter – sha’al in Hebrew, to consult, to ask inquiries. This spirit is born from illicit (forbidden) inquiries of how the anointing works.

“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered him money . . . saying give me also this power that on whomsoever I lay my hands he may receive the Holy Ghost and he offered him money.”

This is a desecration and ungodly exploitation of the anointing. This is called “prostituting” the power of God, embezzling the anointing.

The 6th Degree of Delusion

A Wizard – yideh – ony – in Hebrew

Isaiah 8:19:
 “when they shall say to you… seek them that have familiar spirits and to wizards that peep –and that mutter”

  1. Wizards that peep is a form of witchcraft which is illicit (forbidden) spiritual stalking.
    • Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
    • “I have been hunted like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause; Lam 3:52
  2. A spiritual stalker is someone who follows you without a car.
  3. Another form of spiritual stalking – Prophets who are diluted and
     prophets who are polluted. They lost their anointing. They deviate in order to manipulate what they want.

1 Kings 13:11,12,14-17:
“but he lied to him.” 

How did the prophet that lied get the True word of the Lord?

He got the word of the Lord after not having it for years – 
through being around the young man of God.

(Some people are around you for the sole purpose of drawing off of your anointing).

The 7th Degree of Delusion

The word necromancy “divination by means of a dead body”

It is a practice of magic involving communication with the dead – either by summoning their spirits as apparitionsvisions or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events, discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the dead as a weapon. Sometimes referred to as “Death Magic”, the term may also sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

Necromancy received an absolute ban in the Old Testament.

 Israel was not to consult “mediums” ( Lev 19:31 ) or they would risk being cut off from the covenant community ( Lev 20:6 ).

Necromancers themselves shall be put to death ( Lev 20:27 ). Included under these statements were those who consulted ghosts or spirits or who sought oracles from the dead ( Deut 18:11 ).

The prohibition against seeking mediums who would call upon the dead, clarifies the channels that God approves when communicating with humanity. No other source should take the place of God when a person seeks guidance. Mistaken allegiance could result. The first commandment is clear: You shall have no other gods before me.

The Bible relates that Saul was disguised I Sam. 28:8 when he went to the necromancer. The midrash (commentary on the Hebrew scriptures) reads, by going to the necromancer, he divested himself of his kingship.

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This is just a tip of the waters of torah from Rev. Malveaux. Keep an eye out for more.

Reference: The 4 part Series from Rev. Y Malveaux on the Spirit of Witchcraft –One of the Works of the Flesh

Special Series…. TalkTorahToMe.CAFE

CONNECTING THE DOTS…. AND DOING THE MATH

The Genealogies contain so many Pearls of Wisdom, so much detail, so many facts. I need to show you this, so that my students will never be among those who skip over the genealogies as if they are repetitive, full of dead history that is not applicable or useful in anyway.

All of scripture All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Tim 3:16

Every jot and title is important and we will not overlook them. We will search them out and investigate the scriptures to find every hidden treasure available to enrich our understanding.