Summary - Feb. 8, 2014
Hebrew to Yisra'el - Just BE a Tree
The focus is on our transitional walk into the study of Torah and Hebraic thought. Ha'Shem has used items of familiarity in natural creation to describe not only our instructions in moral and ethical righteousness but also our psychological and sociological reformation and structures.
As we leave other systems our Egypts and migrate toward Ha'Shem and His Torah, here we are likened as trees.
There are three points we see in all three areas of scripture chapters.
Tree - ets - (strongs 068095 )
Fruit - P@riy (06529) fruit
fruit, produce (of the ground)
fruit, offspring, children, progeny (of the womb)
fruit (of actions) (fig.)
Season - `eth (05703) time
time (of an event)
T'hillim/Psalms 1 tells us what happens and in what process of growth and obedience to Torah brings.
T'hillim/Psalms 92 that is read every Shabbat, shows us, that the ones in right standing (righteousness) have victory this is what the palm (tamar) represents in the scriptures.
Now Ha'Shem is perfect in His instructions, we all want to be planted by Him, be by the fountains of Living Waters (Mayim Chaiyim), but now the question is....when?
This brings us right back to Vayiqra/Leviticus 19:23-25
And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised : three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of. But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the L_RD withal. And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the L_RD your G_d.
We have left Egypt and all it's idolatry, we are walking toward Ha'Shem our King coming in under His reign. This the LAND, your land fresh and fertile for the planting of the seeds our King has supplied through His Torah. This happens to us in so many ways, though there are similarities in our walks this walk is personal relationship time.
There quickly is fruit present but it's not yet ready to share, it's bitter. Why would we share bitterness, and resentments that we psychologically took with us from being in the bondage of Egypt. Ha'Shem says this fruit is uncircumcised (`arel = to remain uncircumcised, count uncircumcised, count as foreskin
to regard as uncircumcised
to remain unharvested (fig.)
(Niphal) to be counted as uncircumcised
He goes onto saying THREE YEARS of not harvesting this fruit, His timing is perfect!
Waiting three years receiving study of Torah whether with a Rabbi, Teacher, Messenger or Ha'Shem Himself. Why? Two of the greatest commands,,,,, Love the Adonai your Elohiym with all your heart, mind, souls and strength and to love your neighbors as yourself (Devarim/Deuteronomy 6:5, 11:13, 30:6 - Mattiyahu/Matthew 25:13)
There is no respect for Ha'Shem mishandling what He has blessed you with, by hurting, murdering or killing your neighbor with your bitter fruit.
The fourth year this same fruit is to the praise of Ha'Shem and He makes it Holy/Kadosh unto Him. We delight and glory in His works and all that He has done, the Living Water that has watered our Land is fresh and pure and feeding our thirst, other see us and hear us doing the will of Ha'Shem, this is glorifying our Avinu in Heaven, HalleluYAH! NOW!!! No picking the fruit! Not Yet.
In the fifth year according the illustrative part of these verses, the fruit can be not only harvested, but available in righteousness to be given out to bare more fruit. WOW!!! Baruch Ha'Shem!!!!
Lastly this fruit increases like wild fire and is always available to bless and serve first Ha'Shem in praise and then our Mishpocah/Family in Him.
Can we as of this day BE a Tree holy and acceptable unto Ha'Shem according to His structure for our Blessed is the man season!!!
Other references - Yerimiyahu/Jeremiah 17:7-8, Yehezkel/Ezekiel 17:8,10, 22,23.