The Oil and the Wine

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Written by Eudora

Revelation 6:5-6  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Regarding vs 5 and 6, the scales of the world economy will be tipped upon the seals release, more than likely prompting a worldwide famine and food shortages, exemplified by the fact that two pounds of wheat will cost almost $75.00.

Something that you may not know is that wheat and oil are items used in temple service and likewise, bread and wine were items used in Yahushua’s renewed covenant promise.

This may also mean the differences between the rich and the poor because of the luxuries involved here such as the oil and wine that will still be present.

 The biblical story of Joseph is a prophetic picture of the end time as a great example. It seems kind of doubtful that Joseph’s brothers would have even journeyed to Egypt to find food if there hadn’t of been a famine. Continue reading

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The Woman with the Issue of Blood

The story of the woman with a blood disease is documented by Matthew, Mark and Luke. In this story, Yahushua was on His way to the home of a synagogue leader to heal His dying daughter, when a woman in a crowd, reached out from behind Him just to touch the hem of His garment. The woman was in a state of impurity because of the hemorrhage and she reached out from behind Him, touching the border of His garment. She was afraid, but she knew that if she could just reach out and touch the hem of His garment that she would be made whole.

Matthew 9:19-22 And Yahushua arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. But Yahushua turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Mark 5:24-34 And Yahushua went with him; and much people followed Him, and thronged Him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Yahushua, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Yahushua, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched My clothes? And His disciples said unto Him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched Me? And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth. And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Luke 8:43-48 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Yahushua said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Yahushua said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately. And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

His power went from Him – His virtue. This woman had paid physicians great sums of money in hopes to be healed, but none of those had healed her and she was growing worse. Blood loss makes the body grow weak, cold, tired and overwhelmed but so does heart break, pain, bitterness, and un-forgiveness. We have to stop and think about how this woman must have felt. She must have been so lonely back in that era. Having an issue of blood caused her to be considered unclean and because of that, she couldn’t hang out with the other woman in her village, doing the normal things with them that she might otherwise have done. She was probably shunned by everyone who knew of her plight. She would constantly be in need of cleansing purification but in her exhaustion and despair, probably didn’t even bother because she knew after this many years that no physician had been able to help her and never could.

She probably had spent most of those 12 years in isolation not only from all those folks who lived around her knowing her plight was evidenced by an issue of blood, but perhaps she felt alienated since by all account in Torah, she couldn’t even come into the sanctuary so she was even left to worship all alone. Like a leper, she too was untouchable. Continue reading

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The End Time Generation

Today I visited a site that was all designed to make the claim that Yahushua lied when He spoke of His return regarding when He said, “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”

We were warned by Peter that during the end times, there would be folks who would be scoffers walking after their own lusts, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming” … And, here we are.

Just so none of my friends who are believers or servants [Those called and those chosen],  might fall into a site designed to be a trap such as this, I want to share some truth with you. 

When Yahushua was talking to His audience that day, He was speaking about the end times. We can find this documented by Matthew in chapter 16: 27-28, Matthew 24:25-34 , Matthew 24: 25-34, Mark 13:26-30 and Luke 21:27-32. In all of these writings that were documented by each disciple mentioned (Matthew, Mark and Luke), Yahushua is clearly giving a prophecy; speaking of future events.

Yahushua had already told those living during His earthly ministry that the kingdom had been taken from them right? [Matthew 21:43] Therefore, it is imperative that what those disciples wrote down, were to be understood as dealing with a future time. The generation that He speaks of ‘not passing’ until He returns is a future generation, namely, the people living when those predicted events would occur.


How do I know? Once again we look at the current language being written, which is Greek. The word ‘generation’ in the Greek is ‘genea’, pronounced – ghen-eh-ah’. This word is from (a presumed derivative of ‘1085; a generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons):–age, generation, nation, time. So having shared that, ‘this generation’ refers to the people alive in the future when the events of what He was describing, would occur.

KIND OF LIKE… on the day that Yahushua hung on the cross and He said the following to the thief who hung on the cross next to Him: “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.” The fella next to Yahushua on that day. asked Yahushua to remember him when Yahushua came into His Kingdom. Yahushua told that man, that he would be with Him in paradise.

The thing is, that Yahushua did not come into His Kingdom that day. Neither did Yahushua enter into paradise on that day. It was on ‘that day’ that Yahushua died, was buried and laid in the grave and rose up from the grave on the third day. After He arose from the grave, He roamed the earth in a bodily form that doubting Thomas physically touched. In fact, John records this event occurred ‘after’ eight days when the disciples were gathered together. – John 20:26


So did Yahushua lie to the thief? No! He made a promise to the thief on the day of the thief’s death, that he would be with Him in paradise. Eventually, when Yahushua has entered into His kingdom, He will keep His word to that thief. I can guarantee this because it is written.

Likewise, Once we begin to witness the signs of the end and it becomes obvious that the end is well on its way—the second coming and the judgment will occur within that last generation.

ALSO to make sure we clearly understand Yahushua, in every single passage of the writers that I offered, Matthew, Mark and Luke; where He speaks of the end times and ‘this generation’ … He backs up and reinforces exactly what He means by sharing a parable about the fig tree.

A sure sign of Summer, is the leafing of the fig tree. Once a fig leaf begins to unfold, it is only a short time before that leaf is fully open. Likewise, it will be a sure sign to the end time generation, when they begin to see ‘all these things’ happening, it will be a short time left for that generation before they see Him coming in the clouds. Once the events of the end times begin, they will happen quickly.

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1st Corinthians 1:22-29

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach the Messiah crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is the power of יהוה, and the wisdom of יהוה. Because the foolishness of יהוה is wiser than men; and the weakness of יהוה is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But יהוה hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and יהוה hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath יהוה chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Jews and Greeks who abide in Messiah are not the ones who are being discussed here in this passage.

Sure the Jews look for a sign, because to them, a visual evidence of Christ would be easier for them to hold on too. That’s why the bulk of the Hebrew nation are still looking for the Messiah because when He first came, He didn’t do what they expected of Him and therefore He was rejected.

The Greeks on the other hand considered themselves so intelligent that their own understanding of what they ‘thought’ of Christ, and what they expected Him to do, was a stumbling block for them.  screenshot_2017-03-01-23-41-12-1

Now I’m not saying that Donald Trump can be anywhere near the evidence of Christ or the intelligence of our Mighty King, but you can certainly compare the concept of a similar misunderstanding of those who are not on board the Trump train. 

The presidency of Donald Trump, has obviously become a stumbling block to those who never expected the he would be the President of these United States.

I even heard that a well known newspaper is struggling to understand why people of faith could be behind this president and that ‘Christianity’ itself is hard for this newspaper to grasp.

The folks who abide in Christ fully believe that Yahushua is who He claimed to be. And simularly, believers are not confused at all in their support of Donald Trump, because we know that Yahwey does use people in presidential or kingly positions.

How do we the believers know this? Because of a passage written in the Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy.

1st Timothy 2:1-4

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all reverence and seriousness. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of יהוה our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

My thought and understanding is that even though we do not like certain political influences, nor do we agree with what their policies are, Yahwey establishes those in authority.

Who knows but only God, what might occur if we really did pray for those in authority; that we as a people might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all reverence and seriousness.

Taking this passage from Paul’s letter to the folks at Corinth, he said that the foolishness of God, is wiser than men; and the weakness of our Creator is stronger than men.

Honestly this comes as a surprise to me. The twelve disciples who were later ordained as Apostels, who would take the gospel to the nations, were the vessels chosen to convey the treasure of saving knowledge to the world.

There was nothing in theses twelve men, that at first view glance would look like anyone who our Elohim would use, because they were basically fishermen and a tax collector. But God, who is wiser than the foolishness of men, transfered His doctrine through His Son Yahushua and gave it to these twelve men; who are still moving along God’s doctrine, through the believers who are presently reading their written words, in our Bibles.

screenshot_2017-03-01-23-02-56-1 In the case of our current president, the method of belief and support in him, isn’t going to change or be censured by those on the left because Elohim is clearly using this current administration, even if it confounds the understanding of those on the left, who otherwise thought it was generally a foolish thing that Donald Trump could ever become the elected President of the United States.

He is the current president of those who want peace and are optimistic in America. No matter what we think or believe, for some reason, Yahwey has chosen Donald Trump to lead America for the next four years and this is confounding to those on the left.

I (Eudora), am hopeful that Yahwey would use this man for the next ‘eight’ years, to take what once was a sinking ship, and pull it out of the downward spiraling plumet and lift up this nation, taking her in a different direction – upwards. screenshot_2017-03-01-22-59-15-1

In my personal life time, other than Ronald Reagan, this is the first president who is not part of the political establishment who has claimed the presidency. Our president often refers to himself as ‘a messenger’ who would in all reality, would be comparable to the twelve disciples who also carried a message.

Donald Trump listened to the people. He had a ear to hear what their needs are and he has promised to do everything in his power to deliver on those promises and this is why he was elected by the people and now stands to serve the people and drain the swamp.

Our president has said more than once, that he firmly belives that he was chosen and that this is his calling.

Those who ‘think’ themselves more mighty in their own flesh and ‘think’ themselves more noble, than all those folks that Donald Trump heard with his own ears, are left drifting out in the ocean of their own disbelief. Yet our president is willing to extend a hand and pull them up out of the ocean where they have been drowning ever since they fell out of the ship. Our president’s hearts desire, is to work for all Americans and bring the whole nation out of the abyss.

screenshot_2017-03-01-22-55-55-1 But like I said, for what ever reason and those known only to Elohim, He has placed Donald Trump in this position of power. It is clearly obvious to most all believers that those who think of him as foolish and not mentally capable of leading this nation, are those who are self elated in their own wise thinking.

Those in the left are completely confounded by what transpired in the election. They honestly thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, but that is not what happened. They are seriously having a hard time adjusting to this new presidential position.

And finally in closing, Yahwey did not choose a philosopher, an orator, nor a statesmen or politician at this time. He chose a humble man of wealth and power and his sincere interest in America, to publish a gospel of unity, that he believes can take America in a different direction. screenshot_2017-03-01-23-01-33-1

Sure, those on the left, dispute and despise and want to dispose of this president. But we who are believers know that even in all his flesh, no matter what his hearts desire is, and no matter what He does, true peace and divine grace is out of reach for those whose lives are not guided by the Holy Spirit. No-one will impact this world in an everlasting way until Yahushua returns as He said He would.

In the mean time, simular to the gospel dispensation that is geared to humble the heart of mankind and bring glory to God, the leadership of a Donald Trump is used by Yahwey, Who will use him to also humble the heart man, and bring glory to God.

Likewise, we as believers are humble that Yahwey has chosen to extend His hand once again and work towards causing this nation to rise up, even though the choices that this America has recently decided on, is in oposition to the glory of the Most High Elohim.

There is a great deal of power in the substance and life of those who believe. Donald Trump is a also a believer. He is completely aware that Yahwey has a hand upon him and yes Donald Trump is a messenger of the people. But Donald Trump also recognizes that Yahwey has not yet let go of the people who worship God and call upon His name, and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Yahwey is still the Most Wise, He is still the Most Righteous and He is still in the process of sanctification, and redemption of those who are willing to yield themselves to His way. Evidently He too, still belives that America can be molded in His hand, to promote and bring about His ultimate plan. Make no mistake about it, no flesh on earth living in any human vessel, should bring glory themselves in His presence. All the glory must be unto the LORD. 

The fact that Yahwey is using Donald Trump is a visable sign. His wisdom to do so does not leave the believer confounded. It leaves us in a state of realizing His blessing and His mercy upon these United States.

We thank God for His choice to use Donald Trump at this time, especially since the alternative was Hillary Clinton, who was not only denied by the people but she was obviously not acceptable in God’s sight and therefore, denied by Him too.

images-1 Harsh as that may seem, truth is not denied either. That is not saying that her time could still come. For such a time as this, Elohim in His GREAT MERCY, has chosen Donald J. Trump to lead America.

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Is Faith the Key to Triumph?

Why tremble when He can triumph?

I know that Yahwey does not give us these things that happen to our physical bodies, but I do know that most often, He uses them for His purpose and His Glory. It sometimes boils down to something that He uses to show us or to show or others of His miracle and healing power to build up or strengthen our faith or boost the faith of others.

Throughout the life time when Yahushua was teaching, He often spoke of faith being the key to healing. I believe Him. Look at what Yahushua said to the blind man ‘after’ He healed him:

Mark 10:52 And Yahushua said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Him on the way.

In both of these instances, it seems to me that the faith was in the fact that they went to Him believing that He is the One Who rewarded their faith, by healing them.

The healing power in ‘our’ faith is obviously a critical component because otherwise, why would He have said such a thing after He healed someone? It may just be our faith that we use to take situations to Him so that we can be healed. Check this out:

Mark 10: 51 And Yahushua answered and said unto him, “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” The blind man said unto him, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.”

52 And Yahushua said to him, “Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Yahushua could plainly see that the man was blind, but he asked the fella what he wanted Him to do about it. Of course the man wanted his sight but Yahushua was not going to just heal the man of blindness without being asked.

Sometimes in my prayers for healing I say, “Father I thank You for healing because I know You will do it. Not because I want You to but because I asked You to.” And it is because of this passage that I do make my request known to Him Who knows all.

Notice though, that it was clearly not until after Yahushua said to the blind man, “Go your way; your faith has made you well”, that the man ‘immediately’ received his sight.

I think that the scripture rings so true…. faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Elohim. Yahwey is the One Who sets our faith on fire by His word. Our faith sets a seal of its amen [So be it] to the power and promise of Yahwey while He sets the seal of His amen to our prayers and belief in Him by faith.

Why tremble when He can triumph? Move forward in peace!

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Loosing Those We Love

Alan's casket

John 11:35 Yahushua wept.

When Yahushua therefore saw Mary weeping over the death of her brother and the Jews also weeping which came with her, Yahushua groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. He asked where they had lain Lazarus? When Rabbi Yahushua went to see, He wept.

This particular text does not tell us that Yahushua weeps when we do at the loss of our loved ones but from this passage, we might conclude that if He cried for the loss of one so close to Him, that He fully understands and identifies with us when we loose folks that we love.

He stepped down from the heavens into the trenches of life as we know it. He too, spent most of his childhood as a refugee in the land of Egypt escaping the tyrant king Herod who had ordered all babies to be killed only later to declare, “Suffer not the little children to come unto Me”.


He knows what it is like to be a child escaping the land of Syria like so many folks are today.

Amongst the horrors that face so many nations today, Yahushua sees the death caused by viruses like Zika, terrorist attacks and the harsh realities like that of Aleppo. Yahushua sees what has transpired in our world. He also sees how the body of men and women, are failing them way to early in their lives.

While we have no means to escape these atrocities, He still offers the hope and promise of life, while we endure such negative environmental distructions that impact our earth and what was originally intended to be a safe haven for all mankind.


I have said this before but I personally believe that loosing those we love is the hardest part of life that we go through, but go through we must. We dearly hold on to the memories of what once was and do the best we can to instill and share those memories into the lives of those who are left behind.

Nevertheless, we live in a fallen world and believe it or not, the promise of eternal life begins here in this life, simply because the promise of eternal life is what fills us with the hope to carry on as best we can.

This is the human mechanism that has been created within us to be comforted by the memories of the past. They are these memories that comfort us and also bring hope to others.

At the loss of those we love, our natural defense calls us to step out of our comfort zone to be comforted by those who also come along side of us to weep when we weep, just as Yahushua wept along side of Mary when she lost her brother.

Yahushua wept and so do we. We weep at the loss of the folks who postively impact our lives for the better. We weep for our parents, siblings aunts and uncles and of course we grieve terribly at the loss of children.

When we loose those who are our elders, if we have not learned from them and gained patterns of their wisdom, we have lost the best part of them without even realizing it until it is too late. We cannot go back and learn those ways that had brought them through the ruff patches in their lives because they are gone. We may have lived too selfishly and missed the value of what they could have taught us.


Love those around you while you can. Take the time and make the effort to engage the elders in conversations that will teach you what is most valuable to them. Ask your elders the questions of how they got through those difficult times.

The effort that we make now just might better prepare us for a better future and if we are lucky, just might make the loss a bit easier because we did stop and engage, love and treasure what we do have.

There is a saying that says, “There is no time like the present.”

But in all reality, there is no present like the time because time after all, is all that we have. Time is a gift.

Take off the ribbon of pride and selfishness and open that gift. You will be so glad that you did. Don’t let the bitterness of life’s hurt and trial hold you back from accepting forgiveness or forgiving others so they too can rest in peace.

Love one another as He loves us. Love beyond our differences because it is the differences that make us stronger.

~ As always, just a sharing of life’s reality by Eudora who has lost way too much time of her own, hoping that what I share today will help everyone with a better tomorrow.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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A Word Study on ‘PRAY’

 Genesis 12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.


Genesis 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. {brethren: Heb. men brethren}

Genesis 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. {obtain…: Heb. be built by her}

Genesis 18:3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

Genesis 18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.


Genesis 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Genesis 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

This word pray is ‘na’ in Hebrew and is a primitive particle of incitement and entreaty, which may usually be rendered: “I pray,” “now,” or “then”; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction:–I beseech (pray) thee (you), go to, now, oh.

Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

In this scripture the word is different because instead of pray being between two people, now a prophet is going to do the praying. The word in Hebrew is ‘palal’, a primitive root; to judge (officially or mentally); by extension, to intercede, pray:–intreat, judge(-ment), (make) pray(-er, -ing), make supplication.


Genesis 23:13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

This word or combination of the wording ‘I pray thee’ is even different from ‘na’.   This Hebrew word or wording is ‘luw’ or ‘lu’ {loo}; or luw {loo}; a conditional particle; if; by implication (interj. as a wish) would that!:–if (haply), peradventure, I pray thee, though, I would, would Elohim (that).

This is Abraham here, attempting to purchase a plot of land for a burial site. Abraham is trying to get the attention of Ephron to listen to him. He is still beseeching but in a different way because he has verbalized that he wants Ephron to listen , pay attention too him.

Genesis 24:12 And he said, O LORD Elohim of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

This scripture is in the passage where the servant of Abraham has been sent on a mission to inquire of a wife for his son. The servant is calling upon the Elohim of Abraham. This combination of wording, ‘I pray thee send’ is also a besseching, but now it is directed to Yahwey to do something in response to the servan’ts petition on behalf on his master Abraham. He is calling upon Elohim to show favor.


The word in Hebrew is ‘lu’ , plural (but always as singular) of an unused noun (paneh {paw-neh’}; from 6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.):–+ accept, a-(be- )fore(-time), against, anger, X as (long as), at, + battle, + because (of), + beseech, countenance, edge, + employ, endure, + enquire, face, favour, fear of, for, forefront(-part), form(-er time, -ward), from, front, heaviness, X him(-self), + honourable, + impudent, + in, it, look(-eth) (- s), X me, + meet, X more than, mouth, of, off, (of) old (time), X on, open, + out of, over against, the partial, person, + please, presence, propect, was purposed, by reason of, + regard, right forth, + serve, X shewbread, sight, state, straight, + street, X thee, X them(-selves), through (+ – out), till, time(-s) past, (un-)to(-ward), + upon, upside (+ down), with(- in, + -stand), X ye, X you.

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

In this passage we find the word pray to be different as well. Job is responding to Zofar’s (The Naameethite} speech. The word for pray here in Hebrew is ‘paga’, pronounced paw-gah’; a primitive root; to impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity:–come (betwixt), cause to entreat, fall (upon), make intercession, intercessor, intreat, lay, light (upon), meet (together), pray, reach, run. Job is asking why do the sinful ones gain what they gain and what do they get out of asking Yahwey for anything. Sounds like to me that Job is questioning what will be gained by their calling on Yahwey to act?

Job 33:26 He shall pray unto Elohim, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

In this passage the word pray in Hebrew is `athar’, pronounced aw-thar’, a primitive root (rather denominative from 6281); to burn incense in worship, i.e. intercede (reciprocally, listen to prayer):–intreat, (make) pray(-er).

Elihu is telling Job that once a body is on its way to death, it can be revived again if Yahwey decides to allow it to be so and that body will be saved because of a ransom being put upon that one’s life.   Elihu is saying that worship can be restorative to the body because of the favor of Yahwey Who has heard a petition of interceding worship. Yahwey can do this if He decides to.

Psalm 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.

This Hebrew word is ‘siyach’, pronounced see’-akh . It is a primitive root; to ponder, i.e. (by implication) converse (with oneself, and hence, aloud) or (transitively) utter:– commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk (with).

Wow, this is cool because this word is something that I do more often than anything I do in my relationship. I am a ponder or for sure. I will wrap myself around something I have read in the scriptures like a blanket and sit on it for hours or days and sometimes weeks until either I gather more evidence to support my findings or I just settle in knowing that He will show me somewhere down the road when I know He is ready. This particular verse is one I know by melody.

Psalm 122:6 ¶ Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

This Hebrew word is ‘sha’al’, pronounced shaw-al’ or shael {shaw-ale’}; a primitive root; to inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand:–ask (counsel, on), beg, borrow, lay to charge, consult, demand, desire, X earnestly, enquire, + greet, obtain leave, lend, pray, request, require, + salute, X straitly, X surely, wish. This word sha’al, seems to have a more urgent and forceful tone to it. I suppose that since this scripture is often thought of as a command (And I agree with that) , that perhaps this may be why it has a forceful tone to it. Hmmm. Interesting!

Zechariah 7:2 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,

This Hebrew word for pray is ‘chalah’, pronounced khaw-law’ ; a primitive root (compare 2342, 2470, 2490); properly, to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat:–beseech, (be) diseased, (put to) grief, be grieved, (be) grievous, infirmity, intreat, lay to, put to pain, X pray, make prayer, be (fall, make) sick, sore, be sorry, make suit (X supplication), woman in travail, be (become) weak, be wounded.

These folks had been sent by the priest’s to inquire if they should still deny themselves as they had for so many years. They had wept for their sins, and separated themselves from food and ordinary recreations and other work related engagements so that they might spend the day in devotions; and now they wanted to know if they should continue to deny themselves all that they had. They probably did not like to hear the rebuke that came from Yah through the lips of Zechariah. Yahwey replied that they had done all that they had for naught because He did not ask them too. He had told them to obey the voice of the LORD and they came up with this fasting in order to hopefully appease the LORD. He told them that in all their crying out to Him, He did not hear them. Evidently they were grieving in vain. That is interesting because it tells me that if we are not walking in complete obedience, He will not listen to our petitions no matter how great that they seem to appear to us. Hmmm. In order to be an effective witness, our personal life needs to be in His order.

Well I just finished my personal word study into the Hebrew descriptive of the word ‘pray’ and found nine all together in the first part of the testament. They are: ‘chalah’, ‘sha’al’, ‘siyach’, `athar’, ‘paga’, ‘lu’, ‘luw’ (Which perhaps should have been ‘luh’), ‘palal’ and ‘na’ .

A M A Z I N G !



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