Posts tagged ‘Adonai’

The Name

When I was in the Marines, my nickname was Smitty.
When I was working at the refinery I had various nicks. I got the nick of Koma because I used to be a D.J. and KOMA was a popular rock and roll station out of Oklahoma City in the 60s. That moniker was transformed into Mckombs in the latter years of my employment by one Mark “Breeze” Briscoe.

What is my point in all this? Since my wife and I joined this “Great Awakening” to the Torah and our Hebrew Roots, I have noticed a great deal of consternation and controversy about how we should say the Name. Not only the name of the Father but also His Son, Yeshua. The argument goes like this: if your name is David how would you like your bride to call you Dennis?

Well, Yeshua knows us and where we come from and I am pretty sure that if we approach Him properly with a heart full of genuine FAITH IN HIM AND THE CREATOR (who are both the same, i.e. John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.”), He will hear us!

But will it work? I mean, will He answer our prayer favorably? Will He heal us, deliver us and make us whole? If you were a parent and your child was continually in disobedience to your word, would you?

September 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Hardened or Strengthened?

Chazak That’s what Adonai did to Pharaoh’s heart when the Hebrews wanted to leave. Most translations called this word in English “hardened”. Which connotes that God made up the Pharaoh’s mind for him.

Nope.

H2388
חזק
châzaq
khaw-zak’
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer: – aid, amend, X calker, catch, cleave, confirm, be constant, constrain, continue, be of good (take) courage (-ous, -ly), encourage (self), be established, fasten, force, fortify, make hard, harden, help, (lay) hold (fast), lean, maintain, play the man, mend, become (wax) mighty, prevail, be recovered, repair, retain, seize, be (wax) sore, strengthen (self), be stout, be (make, shew, wax) strong (-er), be sure, take (hold), be urgent, behave self valiantly, withstand.

Is what the Strong’s dictionary says it means.
So the Lord gave the Pharaoh courage. This makes a whole lot more sense. I just couldn’t understand How God was making the Pharaoh change his mind like some kind of puppet.

He didn’t.

He gave the Pharaoh courage to fight again. and again. and again.

Appears to me this Pharaoh wasn’t too bright.  Nor were the Egyptians. The Israelis didn’t win any prizes either. At least the mixed multitude that kept wanting to go back didn’t.

Exo 16:3  and the children of Israel said unto them, Would that we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

I love this story. Gives me hope. Even when men see the power of God they can fall.

But the Power of  Elohim can deliver us from failure.

(Exo 15:13 ASV)  Thou in thy lovingkindness hast led the people that thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in thy strength to thy holy habitation.

January 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Jimmy Davidson’s Daily Confession

This is the morning and evening VOCAL confession of a man in Texas. His age is in the 90’s and I hear he is healthy as most 25 year old men.

Continue Reading February 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment


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