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New Years Meditation
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Life is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice — "Choose Wisely."

 

NEW YEARS MEDITATION      
O ETERNAL ONE, WHO gives meaning to the strivings of men, attune our hearts for communion with YOU.  Open my lips, and my mouth shall declare YOUR praises.  YOU are Holy, and YOUR NAME is holy and YOUR worshipers proclaim YOUR holiness.  Praised are YOU, O LORD GOD.

 

O LIVING GOD, YOU are blessed, my KING, my HELPER, my SAVIOR & SHIELD.  YOU, O LORD, are mighty forever; YOU quicken the dead, YOU are mighty to save.  YOU sustain the living with lovingkindness, quicken the dead with great mercy, support the falling, heal the sick, loose the bound and keep YOUR faith to them that sleep in the dust. 

 

How often, when everything else fails us, do we yearn for YOU, our MIGHTY CREATOR.  In the stillness of the night, in the press of the crowd, in the agony of inner conflict, we bow our heads, and at that moment, YOU are in our hearts and we are at peace.  We do not know, O MERCIFUL LORD, whether the gifts for which we ask are for our good, whether our trials and tribulations may not be blessings in disguise, whether even the fragments of our shattered hopes and dreams may not minister to the up-building of other lives and the fulfillment of YOUR unfathomable plan.  So we do not pray that YOU make our lives easy, to give us happiness without adversity.  Rather we pray that YOU continue to help us to be uncomplaining and unafraid.  Teach us to face life with faith and courage that we may see the blessings hidden away even in its conflicts and struggles.  Help us to find victory in the discipline of pain transforming all things into loving obedience.  May we seek the face of GOD because HE is GOD.

 

May we realize that life calls us, not merely to enjoy the fatness of the earth, but to rejoice in heights attained after the toil of climbing.  Then, our darkness will be illumined by YOUR GLORIOUS LIGHT and our weakness made strong by YOUR strength, lifting us above fear and defeat, and sustaining our steps with an immortal hope. 

 

The ALMIGHTY ONE is HOPE to them that wait for HIM, JOY to the  Land of Israel, GLADNESS to the City of Jerusalem, and a FLOURISHING HORN to HIS servants. The SON OF JESSE, the ANOINTED ROCK OF AGES, is a CLEAR SHINING LIGHT to those who fear HIM. O, give glory and praise to the LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT! 

 

Then shall the just also see and be glad, and the upright shall exult, and the pious triumphantly rejoice, while iniquity shall close her mouth, and all wickedness shall be wholly consumed like smoke, when YOU LORD my GOD make the dominion of arrogance to pass away from the earth.

 

And YOU, O ALMIGHTY LORD, shall reign, YOU alone over all YOUR works on Mount Zion, the dwelling place of YOUR glory, and in Jerusalem, YOUR Holy City, as it is recorded in YOUR HOLY WRITTEN WORD, "The LORD shall reign forever, your GOD, O Zion, for all generations. HalleluYAH." [Psalms (Tehillym) 146. 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim]

 

Highly exalted and praised are YOU, O LORD our ETERNAL GOD, the STAY & TRUST of the righteous. Amen!

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 As we bid farewell to Shabbat, may the ALMIGHTY ONE, WHO separates the holy from the secular, forgive our sins, guide our life, and fill our upcoming week with HIS DIVINE PRESENCE.  Refresh yourself and others through HIS wisdom & discernment, love & kindness — that you continue to experience some of the sweetness of Sabbath daily.  This is the final day of Chanukkah, known as Neilah (the 8th day of Chanukah) is the time for miracles. As you daven (pray), expect a major relationship with ALMIGHTY GOD; and in your marriage, friends, associates, health, income, children, and all other phases of your life.
 The 8th Light is the Light of Courage. Let truth and justice be your armor and fear not, the ALMIGHTY ONE, blessed be HE, is with you.
As we celebrate the last night (evening-to-evening) of Chanukkah, we come to the Miketz—(Hebrew for at the end) of the celebration, our prayer for each of you is to be strong and of good courage; be bold as you proclaim the GOOD NEWS of Salvation to all. The LORD bless and keep you throughout the coming days of the new year!  Go with GOD!
 "Now to HIM WHO is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the PRESENCE OF HIS GLORY with exceeding joy, to GOD our SAVIOR WHO alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, Amen!" [Jude 25]
As we enter another year, we hold you in our hearts — please know, you are in our daily prayers! May GOD be with you and strengthen you, giving you wisdom, discernment, mercy and grace!
"Tov Shavua — Have a good week!And wishing you a Happy Chanu-Yearsince this is both, the last night of Chanukkah and begins the New Year!  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

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Closed Doors
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Any time we do not understand GOD’S actions. A person of faith must simply concede that we do not know GOD’S plans. GOD has HIS calculations. HIS ways are not our ways that we understand, but prove to be favor in disguise, as are so many challenges that come our way. "Everything that GOD does is ultimately for the good." [Talmud] We must believe that GOD always does what is best for us…nothing can separate me from the love of YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, the VICTORIOUS LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.

 

CLOSED DOORS      
"So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as GOD had commanded him. And the ELOHIYM shut him in." [Genesis (Berepooh) 7. 16 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

HOLY SCRIPTURE clearly reveals that when the OMNIPOTENT CREATOR sets an appointed time for great judgment, HE prepares a door of deliverance for the minority who repent and seek HIM.  In Noah’s day there were only eight who had the faith to believe GOD’S revelation of a coming catastrophe.  When it happened, that fateful day dawned and history records that day, for "YEHOWAH said to Noah, "Come into the ark, with all your household, for you alone have I found righteous before Me in this generation." [Genesis (Bereshith) 7. 1 Tanakh, Torah]  The LORD GOD HIMSELF closed the door, not only on the ark, but on that entire generation that had rejected HIM.  All flesh had filled the earth with violence and the LORD was intent to destroy "them with the earth." [Genesis/Bereshith 6. 13] 

 

Matthew draws a parallel between the judgment of Noah’s day and the imminent Second-Coming of MESSIAH. "For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the SON OF MAN be." [Matthew 24. 38 - 39]  Today the DOOR is still open, we are given the open recorded vigilant caution: "See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it." [Revelation 3. 8] Earnestly concerned, the Apostle John recorded the message given by the LORD JESUS CHRIST, "Most assuredly I say to you, I am the DOOR (YESHUA) of the sheep." [John 10. 7]  The day will come, soon and unexpectedly, when GOD HIMSELF will divinely shut that ONLY DOOR that is THE UNIQUE, MATCHLESS, ONE-OF-A-KIND WAY of salvation.

 

It is critically imperative that we diligently be ready and waiting for fear that today should be the eventful day of the LORD’S return.  Regrettably, many will once again not be prepared...just like HOLY SCRIPTURES warned repeatedly, time and again. "When once the MASTER of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'LORD, LORD, open for us,' and HE will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from'...'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from ME, all you workers of iniquity.' There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." [Luke 13. 26, 27 - 28]

 

"Seek the LORD while HE may be found, call to HIM while He is near. Let the wicked abandon his ways, the unrighteous, sinful man his thoughts; Let him turn back to the LORD, and HE will have mercy on him and pardon him; to our GOD, for HE freely and abundantly forgives." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 55. 6 - 7 Tanakh, Nevi’im] The LORD MESSIAH YESHUA is the PETAH TIKVAH, the DOOR OF HOPE; completely open your spirit, soul and body to HIM without any further hesitation. . .HE is patiently waiting especially for you!

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcoming Sabbath!  We also honor and praise our beloved LORD YESHUA, the ONE WHO promised to never leave nor forsake us.
At Chanukkah, we are remind that HE WHO created darkness also created light, and HE is still in charge. “Let the ONE WHO made the lights of Chanukkah burn then, continues to do it for us now.
 The 7th Light is the Light of Justice. Thus said King David, "Trust in the LORD and wait patiently for HIM!" Nothing can be achieved in haste. The spreading tree and the soul of man grows slowly to perfection. May the LORD GOD teach you patience that you may endure every trial HE allows to make you strong.
 The commentaries state that a reason for the destruction of the Temple was due to Jews turning away from GOD in sincerity and truth to their own form of worship and for fighting against each other. The rededication of the Temple on Chanukkah saw the Jews repair their spiritual breeches and reunite around the Temple. When the Jewish people return to their MAKER, HE is faithful to forgive and restore. And in unity we too are strongest, like two hands coming together.
 Happy Chanukkah Everyone! Walk boldly in the light and warmth of GOD'S compelling love. And, may the HOLY ONE fill you with HIS perfect peace, wonderful joy and indescribable happiness.
By HIS great mercy, GOD has given us a new birth into a LIVING HOPE through MESSIAH YESHUA – what a gift!
  An Interesting Jewish Morsel: The TORAH, and the Jewish commentator’s hindsight, tells us that Noah was 500 years old when he had his three children – Shem, Ham and Yafet (evidently they were not identical triplets). But if you look carefully at the TEXT, you will notice that most people were having children at about 100 years of age. As such, it took Noah five times longer to have children than most other. [see Genesis/Bereshith 6. 32]  Why is the righteous Noah forced to suffer through childlessness, while his neighbors were raising families? GOD was actually doing Noah a favor by withholding offspring from him. This is because if Noah’s children had been born a few hundred years earlier, they likely may have turned out to be wicked (like all those around them), and GOD would have had to kill them along with the rest of the world. On the other hand, had they remained righteous, like their father. As such, GOD arranged it that Noah’s children would be born shortly before the flood, and Noah was faithful to teach them holiness, in spite of the wickedness around them, so they would not turn out to be depraved like the world and subject to GOD’S wrath, for their unbelieving spirit. [As parents have a serious obligation before the HOLY ONE regarding raising the of the children that LORD gives them!]
Our love, Rabbi Del & Rifkah  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

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End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [PSALMS]. 
 

Jacob, An Honorable Name

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The LORD places reverence due to the Mother before that due to the Father. ["You shall each revere his Mother and his Father, and keep MY Sabbaths; I the LORD am your GOD." Leviticus/Vayikra 19. 3 Tanakh, Torah]

 

JACOB, AN HONORABLE NAME         
"Then his brother emerged holding on to Esau's heel, so they named him Jacob." [Genesis (Berepooh) 25. 26 Tanakh, Torah]

 

Few in number were the godly remnant of Abraham's household.  It was their heritage of faith, though they had only a few cherished chapters of Genesis; eagerly, the promises weighed in their hearts.

 

Though she came from a strange land, Rivkah (Rebekkah) was heir of that faith, when she became the wife of Itshak (Isaac).  She was the mother of the twins, Jacob and Esau, and was mindful of the promise the ALMIGHTY HOLY ONE had given to her forefathers when sin entered into the world and attempted to put out the LIGHT OF HOPE among men.  The promise was for "THE SEED" of woman WHO would battle Satan, the evil serpent, the Evil Adversary, the Arch-Deceiver and enemy of man.  In that conflict the "heel" would play an important role.  With the heel, the woman's "SEED" would crush the serpent's head; in turn, HIS heel would be bruised.  Therefore Rivkah (Rebekkah) called her son Jacob — a name which literally means he shall fight with the heel or heel grabber! The name, "Jacob" is a play on the Hebrew word "aqeb" that means "heel" — which can also be correctly translated, supplanter.

 

Often the first seeds of anti-Semitism are planted by the habit of calling Jewish people names. . . "a Jacob, a Heb, a kike, a supplanter." One should not condone the crooked deed of Jacob, when he deceived his father to get the blessing, which was rightfully his according to GOD’S OWN WORD before they were born. [Genesis/Bereshith 25. 23]  Jacob's heart yearned for holiness, purity, and for the likeness of the IMAGE OF GOD.  In HIS grace and mercy, the LORD GOD MOST HIGH covered Jacob with perfection and righteousness. Even Isaac acknowledged that Jacob was the one he should have blessed, and trembled exceedingly when he realized he almost disobeyed the LORD GOD. [Genesis/Bereshith 27. 33]  Correctly translated, Genesis/Bereshith 25:27 should read, "Jacob was a perfect (Hebrew: tam) man (Hebrew: 'ish) who stayed in camp." Most English versions of the BIBLE read: Jacob was a plain, quiet, peaceful or mild man, dwelling in tents.

 

Nevertheless, in naming her son Jacob, we see and understand what was in his mother, Rivkah's heart — it was the hope that through this son of hers, "THE PROMISE" regarding the "heel" might be fulfilled...that Jacob might be that "PROMISED SEED" — and that through him the SALVATION OF GOD might be ushered in.

 

Then why was Jacob's name changed to Israel (prince of GOD, GOD prevails, he will rule as GOD) by the SOVEREIGN One?  Was it because "Jacob" is a name of dishonor?  No! for GOD continued to call HIMSELF "the GOD of Jacob" even after HE changed the name from "Jacob" to "Israel" — this was GOD'S doing! In the event of the burning bush, about 400 years after that incident, speaking to Moses, the LORD GOD said:  "I am the GOD of your fathers, the GOD of Abraham, the GOD of Isaac, and the GOD of Jacob." [Exodus (Shemot) 3. 6 Tanakh, Torah]  These are the exact words spoken by the LORD JESUS to prove to the astonished Pharisees and Sadducees that the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead was found in the Law. [Matthew 22. 31 - 32]   Even the last prophet, Malachi, writes of the LORD declaring: "Esau is Jacob's brother, yet I have loved and accepted Jacob; but Esau, I have hated and rejected." [Malachi (Malakhi) 1. 2 Tanakh, Nevi'im]

 

The name "Jacob" is not only honored, it is used to denote "THE ANOINTED ONE" WHO is equal with the HEAVENLY FATHER, the very SON OF GOD, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH.  "This is the generation of them that see HIM, that seek YOUR face, O JACOB! Selah." [Psalms (Tehillym) 24. 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   Here in these words, Jacob is brought right into the holy of holies of the PRESENCE OF OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT GOD.  MESSIAH YESHUA JACOB is made equal to YEHOWAH GOD HIMSELF.  Jacob, in this occurrence, is another name for the SON OF GOD WHO is in the presence of GOD THE FATHER.  Indeed, Jacob prefigured the ANOINTED MESSIAH WHO is the true JACOB, WHO crushed the Serpent's head.   And, by HIS victory, liberated captive humanity from the dominion of the Devil and death, and opened up the gates of liberty and eternal life!

 

There are two stages in the life of Jacob characteristic of MESSIAH YESHUA:
 1. The stage of conflict and suffering — the Jacob stage.
 2. The stage of triumph and glory prefigured by Israel.
The life of Jacob is also typical of the Church of the LORD JESUS:
 1. The Jacob Stage — that of the Church on earth, the Church militant.
 2. The Israel Stage — that of the Church triumphant in glory.

 

But whether in conflict or victory, whether militant or triumphant, the person and the name "Jacob" are dear to the heart of the LORD GOD.  Therefore, do not treat that name lightly.  Like Jacob of old, our cry should be, "I wait for YOUR DELIVERANCE, O LORD!" [Genesis (Bereshith) 49. 18 Tanakh, Torah]

 

We, like Jacob, must yield to the GOD/MAN (MESSIAH YESHUA).  We are called to give up our striving for autonomy, for self-determination, self-realization, actualization, and all the other self-stuff, and submit by a life-long yielding to the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH.  In so doing, we are transformed (regenerated) and become princes and princesses of ALMIGHTY GOD.  As KING JESUS promised, "To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with ME on MY Throne, just as I overcame and sat down with MY FATHER on HIS Throne." [Revelation 3. 21]

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 The 6th Candle of Chanukkah represents the Light of Love. "You shall love the LORD your GOD will all your heart and all your soul and with all your might!"  May YESHUA bless you with HIS great love that all may see it and know the ONE from WHOM it came.  
 May ALMIGHTY GOD’S love and peace shine out of each of us...as we bow in adoration before the KING OF GLORY.
  . . . bright enough for all to see
    . . . clear enough for all to follow  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

Email:   delrifkah.kralman@comcast.net

Web Page:   www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [PSALMS]. 
 

Kosher Foods
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Tradition can really miss the mark —
GOD:  And remember, Moses, in the Laws of keeping kosher, never boil a kid in its mother's milk.  It is cruel.
Moses:  So, YOU are saying we should never eat milk and meat together?
GOD:  No, what I'm saying is, "never cook a young goat in its mother's milk."
Moses:  O LORD, forgive my ignorance! What YOU are really saying is we should wait six hours after eating meat to eat milk so the two are not in our stomachs together.
GOD:  No, Moses, listen to ME — I am saying, "do not cook a kid in its mother's milk!"
Moses:  Oy, LORD! Please don't strike me down for my stupidity! What YOU mean is we should have a separate set of dishes for milk and a separate set for meat and if we make a mistake we have to bury that dish outside for 3 days?
GOD"Whatever!!!"

 

KOSHER FOODS       
"The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, speak to the Israelite people thus: —  These are the creatures you may eat from among all the land animals: Any animal that has true hoofs, with clefts through the hoofs, and chews the cud such you may eat. And of those that live in water: Any that has fins and scales you may eat. You shall not eat any abominable bird. You may not eat anything abhorrent; no detestable thing." [Leviticus/Vayikra 11. 1 - 23; Deuteronomy/Devarim 14. 4 - 21]

 

The ALMIGHTY HOLY GOD gives the children of Israel HIS Laws concerning their food. They were forbidden to eat the flesh of animals whose hoofs are not cloven or which do not chew the cud (horse, camel, swine, rabbits, etc.); the fish that lack fins and scales (lobster, crabs, scallops, etc.); birds of prey (eagle, vulture, crows, etc.); all creeping things and insects (cockroach, spiders, lizards, snakes, etc.) except for certain types of locusts.  It should be observed that even of those animals permitted for food, certain parts were forbidden:  The Blood [Deuteronomy/Devarim 12. 23]; Fat [Leviticus/Vayikra 3. 3 - 5; 7. 23]; and in Jewish custom, the Hind Quarter, because it contains the sciatic nerve.  The hind quarter is avoided as food because of the occurrence in Genesis, the story of Jacob's wrestling with the ANGEL OF THE LORD — "the children of Israel to this day do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the socket of the hip, since Jacob's hip socket was wrenched at the thigh muscle." [Genesis (Berepooh) 32. 32 Tanakh, Torah]

 

These dietary laws were given to the Israelites primarily for hygienic reasons to bring to their attention the importance of being Clean and Holy in the sight of the RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL ONE.  Their difference from other peoples was not only to be in their religious worship but also in their eating habits. The HOLY LORD GOD explained this conclusively and definitely. . .
The primary reason for giving these food laws to Israel was to sanctify them, to establish a difference between them and the heathen.  "I the LORD am your GOD; you shall sanctify yourselves and be holy, for I am holy...you shall not make yourselves unclean." [Leviticus/Vayikra 11. 44; Deuteronomy/Devarim 14. 2 - 3]   They were to be a holy people to GOD MOST HIGH.

 

CREATOR GOD called some animals and fish "clean" and some "unclean" to teach lesson's by the very nature of these animals and fish (for their meat was good to eat).  The "Divided Hoof" depicts separation.  An animal with divided hoofs can climb to high places.  The people of GOD are to be like the clean animal — separated from the worldly system to climb the high mountains of spiritual victory!

 

The "FINS" are for propulsion, to swim against the current, to stay off the mud below.  The people of GOD are to be like the clean fish with fins; refuse to slide along in the mud or to drift with the tide, but swim against the current.  "Scales (Hebrew: "qasqeseth" means- coat of mail)"on the clean fish are for protection against muddy waters and any contamination.  GOD'S people are to be like the clean fish with scales, though in the world, protected against all the filth of the world, encased in a "coat of mail."

 

ALMIGHTY GOD commanded HIS people only to eat the meat of those animals who "chew the cud."  The HEBREW TORAH translates "chewing the cud" as reflect, think, to muse, to ponder, to meditate. This is a mark of the sanctified life — "to chew the cud" — the WORD OF GOD, to meditate upon it day and night.

 

There is significance also in the command of the ETERNAL ONE which prohibits fat and blood.  However, it is Jewish custom, not GOD'S Law which forbids the hind quarter of animals which were "clean" for food.  Blood, because the life of the flesh is in the blood. [Deuteronomy/Devarim 12. 23; Leviticus/Vayikra 7. 26; 17. 10 - 11]  Fat, because the fat belonged to the LORD God Almighty. [Numbers/B'Midvar 18. 17; Leviticus/Vayikra 3. 16]   The Sinew [that shrank], because INVINCIBLE GOD touched the human "strength" of Jacob (Israel) while wrestling with him. [Genesis/Bereshith 32. 32]   In all this we see:  Blood is the Life; Fat shows Abundance; Sinew portrays Strength. . . and all belongs to the LORD GOD!

 

Consider this also, there was a difference between Clean and Unclean animals before the Law was given.  At the time of the flood, Noah was to take seven of every Clean animal — male and its female; and two each of the Unclean animals — male and its female. [Genesis/Bereshith 7]    Even in the foods one eats, the HOLY OMNIPOTENT LORD OF HOSTS wants HIS children to be set apart, consecrated.

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
The 5th Candle of Chanukkah represents the Light of Holiness. Purity of thought and nobility of action make all of life sacred. "Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD OF HOSTS; the whole earth is filled with HIS Glory!" May the REDEEMER of all ages make you holy and may you grow in HIS wisdom and favor.
 Jewish families recite beautiful prayers during the lighting ceremony, offering praise and thanksgiving to GOD for “delivering the strong into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few...the wicked into the hands of the righteous.”
Wishing you every happiness and fulfillment during this Festival of Lights!  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

Email:   delrifkah.kralman@comcast.net

Web Page:   www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [PSALMS]. 
 

Always A Witness
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
You’re never a failure until you start to blame.  In other words, you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.

 

ALWAYS A WITNESS        
"The LIVING GOD, WHO made the heavens, the earth, the seas, and all things that are in them, WHO in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless HE did not leave HIMSELF without witness, in that HE did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness." [Acts 14. 15 - 18]

 

There is an abundance of evidence that the mighty power and wisdom of INFINITE GOD created this tremendously complex world.  "The heavens declare the glory of GOD; the firmament shows HIS handiwork." [Psalms (Tehillym) 19. 1 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "For since the creation of the world HIS invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and GODhead, so that they are without excuse." [Romans 1. 20]   

 

The wisdom and power of the MIGHTY DESIGNER is also shown in the wonderful evidence of HIS incredible grace in nature.  Even though "the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now" [Romans 8. 22], laboring under the awful curse on the ground imposed by the HOLY GOD when Adam sinned [Genesis/Berepooh 3. 17], it has been so subjected "in hope" — with GOD’S promise that creation itself will be delivered from the "bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty" — and "we are saved by hope." [Romans 8. 20 – 21, 24]

 

The goodness of the LORD WHO created you is proved in the daily triumph of light over darkness, the yearly return of spring after winter, and the cliché triumphantly repeated — life over death. Although individuals die, new souls are born; and always there is hope.  Man must eat his bread in the sweat of his face as he labors to wrest a living from the cursed ground, but GOD does send the rain and the fruitful seasons to make possible the growing of food and the sustaining of life.  We must eat of it in sorrow all the days of our life, nevertheless GOD fills our heart with food and gladness.  All the labor and sweat and sorrow is "for our sake" [Genesis/Bereshith 3. 17], urging and persuading man to return to the CREATOR GOD for his daily bread, but more so, to eternal salvation found in HIS BELOVED SON, YESHUA.  How foolish is the man who received all these gifts of GOD’S grace without acknowledging their SOURCE. "Do you despise the riches of HIS goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of GOD leads you to repentance?" [Romans 2. 4]

 

To everyone who works what is good greatly rejoice for there is glory, honor, and peace "though now for a little while…you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of JESUS CHRIST" [1 Peter 1. 6 – 7], WHO loves you so very much.

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
On Chanukkah we express our gratitude for these miracles that were initiated by man. They draw out our admiration because they remind us of the greatest miracle of all, the miracle, as King David put it, that “YOU have made man a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor” [Psalms 8:5]
The 4th Light is the Light of Mercy. Cruelty hardens the heart and destroys friendship. "Do justice, and love mercy, and walk humbly after your GOD." Truly, the LORD is exceptionally good, HIS mercy is eternal, HIS faithfulness and truth is for all generations.


 Happy Chanukkah Everyone! Walk boldly in the light and warmth of GOD'S compelling love. And, may the HOLY ONE fill you with HIS perfect peace, wonderful joy and indescribable happiness.
 Chanukkah tells us that a spiritual light burns far longer than imaginable or possible by physical laws of nature. The oil which realistically should have burnt less than a day in that story continued to emit its holy glow for 8-days until it could be replenished. That very light, the fire of idealism and of optimism of the Maccabees and the priests who rededicated the Temple of old, continues to the present to guide us to the creation of a united Jerusalem finally recognized by all the peoples on earth as the capital, not only of Israel but of all the nations who will someday come to worship in the place Biblically designated as the "City of Peace."


 O FATHER in Heaven, YOU are our GUIDE even unto death. Grant us, I pray grace to follow YOU wherever YOU go.  In little daily duties to which YOU call us, bow down our wills to simple obedience, patience under pain or frustration, strict truthfulness of word and manner, humility, kindness; in great acts of duty or perfection, if YOU should call us to them, uplift us to self-sacrifice, heroic courage, laying down our life for YOUR Truth’s sake, or for a brother. Amen. Remember the wonder reflected upon the SERVANT, YESHUA ha’MASHIACH, WHO bent down to bring light to those HE so loved. The LORD bless and keep you throughout the coming days! 
Love, mercy, strength & peace to all. Go with GOD!
Rabbi Del & Rifkah   

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

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