Matthew 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Hebrew is the only language in the world that was completely dead as an everyday tongue and then resurrected to become a living language after thousands of years. The “Father” of modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, was devoted to restoring Hebrew for the Jewish people of our time when for centuries it was strictly a written language.
Ben-Yehuda knew that language fluency is best acquired in childhood, and thus raised his first-born son exclusively speaking Hebrew, convinced that he would become a living sign for its future revival as a living language. He believed by raising his child exclusively in Hebrew, that a national linguistic revival was possible! Ben-Yehuda’s conviction and hard work inspired the usage and training of Israeli children in Hebrew at schools throughout Israel.
So it was that the children who were born in Israel and went to school, learned Hebrew first — and since, of course, the adults didn’t know Hebrew, it was the children who taught their parents.
There is a profound example in Ben-Yehuda’s inspiring act of faith — for as Yeshua said, “Unless you are changed and become like little children you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” If you want to speak the language of Heaven, you must learn it as a child would learn! Little children are open, receptive, hungry to learn, believing, humble, and lighthearted. According to Yeshua (Jesus), these qualities are necessary for entry into our Lord’s realm.
They are also the qualities of mature saints, who, even as they grow in Him, never lose a childlike relationship with their Heavenly Father.
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That’s how it is for all the simplest instructions from Abba – even the most innocent and pure and needed : love and trust Yahweh, always love and tell the truth – never lie.
So few are taught this, almost no one ((in the last several decades)) expects to see children tell the truth and never lie, let alone adults((even pastors, deacons, business men supposedly “Christian”, spouses, lawyers, counselors, welfare workers….. ))
Apparently, Truth tellers are as rare to lawyers, social workers and pastors as
virgins being married are to pastors ((it’s hard or almost impossible to find a minister in the last 20 to 40 years who has married a man and a woman who were virgins until they got married ))
Same concerning telling the Truth, even in court — all the training classes, etc, have been saying for decades: everybody lies, just don’t get caught. Everybody expects everyone to lie ((even judges expect both sides in any case to lie, all the time)).
“Just don’t get caught”…… is the mantra for decades….
In the rare assemblies of ekklesia who tell the truth and teach their members and children to always tell the truth to one another((as Scripture says clearly and without compromise)),
there is a remarkable and wonderful
difference from all other places in society, including all other churches.
Yahweh said it would be so.