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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

These first two scriptures are speaking of the same "Stone", the prophesied Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), the "head of the corner" or "rosh pina", in Hebrew. This stone is laid in Zion, a common synonym for Jerusalem, where mount Zion rests. The stone is "tried", that is, tested in every way that a stone can be; the stone is precious and excellent to be set as a sure, reliable, accurate, even everlasting foundation, and a stone which is prepared and set in place by God, Himself. Can you think of a "Stone" more perfect or beautiful than our Messiah?

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

How do we achieve peace?

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

As we enter into day 16 of Operation Protective Shield, we read how a "ceasefire" is proposed by different countries in order to settle the conflict. However, it's not a 'true' peace they want to achieve, but just a pause in the violence. A ceasefire in the eyes of Islam is called a 'hudna', which is understood as a time to regroup and rearm before rising to its ultimate victory. So how does one truly achieve peace?

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

Leave it all behind!

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

The modern Hebrew word for repent is ‘shoov, spelled "sheen"-"beit" ("vet", the secondary form of "beit") In ancient Hebrew script the letter "sheen" is represented by teeth and means "to destroy". The "beit" in Hebrew represents a tent or a house. So a literal reading of "sheen"-"beit" would be "to destroy the house"!

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

Be in Total Peace!

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

The Hebrew word "shalom" has meaning that is deep and rich. Peace, completeness, prosperity, safety, contentment, health, blessing, and rest are all apportioned to the meaning of this remarkable word.. The ancient Hebrew spelling of "shalom" is interesting because it speaks only indirectly about these multiple meanings, but reveals something very profound about apprehending "shalom".

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

Do you know the Father's Love?

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

As we continue our studies in Ancient Hebrew word pictures, let's look at the symbols representing the word "Father". The letters which compose this word are "aleph" and "beit". The "aleph" was originally illustrated as an ox head, which denotes strength, power and a leader. "Beit" is the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and its ancient symbol represents a tent and illustrates a home, dwelling, and family. So the ancient word for "Father", "Av" literally describes the leader of the house, or the leader of the family.

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

Do You Have the Sign of Deliverance?

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

As we discussed last week, the word for "sign" in ancient Hebrew is "oht". It was used in Genesis to designate God’s covenant sign with Noah, (the rainbow). And we see now the same word again, in Exodus, identified with the deliverance of the Jewish people from the tenth plague, when the angel of death passed through all Egypt to strike the firstborn. Anyone under the "sign" of the blood was spared.

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

Are You Under the Protection of the "Sign"?

Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew

As we continue our study of the ancient Hebrew letters we continue to find hidden treasures of meaning. The ancient word for "sign" or "seal" is the word "oht", which is spelled, "Aleph"-"Vav"-"Tav". This word in the verse above has been translated, "sign", referring to a rainbow, which signified the Lord's promise never again to judge the earth by a flood.

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Worthy Christian Devotions » Ancient Hebrew