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It is clear by looking at the events of Tammuz how this fourth month can be a month of either spiritual sight or blindness, extreme victory or vicious failure - the difference between blessings and curse - life or death. We often stand at these crossroads and the decisions we make can either lead to abundance and a good harvest or completely the opposite.

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The 10 Devarim are filled with promise of shalom as all of the Torah is rooted in these words. All of Fathers laws and commands, His statutes and precepts have their foundation in these 10 Words. Yeshua in His teaching in the gosepls continues to teach on these Words and expounds further and deeper into this truth  (Matthew 5). Picking up from the previous blog we unpacked a few of the devarim and in this post we will continue to do so. We start with the Devarim 3 and 8. The 3rd devarim says “You shall not take the name...

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Our last Torah portions have all been around the law – the mitzvot, mishpatim and chukot – loosely translated in English as laws, ordinances and statutes. In Parsha Yitro [Jethro] Exodus 18 – 20, we see the Israelites called into preparation to meet with Elohim at Mt. Sinai. This was the moment when they would literally "see" the voice of Elohim and fully understand His might and power. Remember for over 200 years they had been subject to the gods of Egypt and it stands to reason that they would be comparing Elohim with their Egyptian frame of reference. Moshe...

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Psalm 139:14 says I thank you because I am awesomely made,wonderfully; your works are wonders —I know this very well.   This verse is so precious to me as I remember my mother speaking this over me throughout my life and it has sustained me in deep moments of despair and self-doubt. I have passed this verse on to my children in the faith that they would always know how precious they are to their Abba Father. When I discovered the roots of my faith in the Torah this verse took on a much deeper meaning than just the love...

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The Hebrew Months Continued The 11th month of the Biblical year is named Sh’vat/Shebat – this month is first mentioned by name in Zechariah 1:7: Zechariah 1:7 On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, it is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the Word of YAHWEH was to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying… (HRB)   Shevat in Hebrew - Shin bet tet   The assumed Akkadian origin of the month is Šabātu meaning ‘strike or lashing’ that refers to the heavy rains of the season. What happened in Sh’vat...

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