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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
What you are is GOD'S gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to GOD. 

 

THE TRUE GOD      
"Whatever is by order of the GOD OF HEAVEN must be carried out diligently for the HOUSE OF THE GOD OF HEAVEN, else wrath will come upon the king and his sons." [Ezra 7. 23 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Artaxerxes, the emperor of Persia, gave this decree to Ezra the scribe as another of the surprising acknowledgments in HOLY SCRIPTURE by pagan idolaters that the TRUE GOD is "the GOD OF HEAVEN."  Abimelech, of the Philistines, and Pharaoh in Egypt also were compelled to acknowledge the ONE TRUE & LIVING LORD GOD. [Genesis/Berepooh 21. 22; 41. 38]   Balaam, the false prophet of Mesopotamia, recognized that the LORD OF ISRAEL was omnipotent.  "I have no power to speak freely. I can utter only the word that GOD puts into my mouth, that I must speak." [Numbers (B'Midvar) 22. 38 Tanakh, Torah]  

 

Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty king of Babylon spoke these words, "I bless the MOST HIGH and praise and glorify the EVER-LIVING ONE, WHOSE dominion is an everlasting dominion and WHOSE kingdom endures throughout the generations. All the inhabitants of the earth are of no account. HE does as HE wishes with the host of heaven, and with the inhabitants of the earth. There is none to stay HIS hand or say to HIM What have YOU done?" [Daniel (Danyel) 4. 31 - 32 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

The nations and the leaders of the world were and still are guilty of a dangerous and foolish sin; they "changed the glory of the incorruptible GOD into an image made like corruptible man...birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things" preferring to worship and serve the creature more than the marvelous CREATOR.  Such a person is without excuse, inasmuch as creation itself reveals the MASTER DESIGNER.  "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, because, although they knew GOD, they did not glorify HIM as GOD, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. Therefore GOD also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of GOD for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the CREATOR, WHO is blessed forever. Amen" [Romans 1. 20 - 25]   They conceived a form of religion replacing the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD with nature, denying any real creation, and this led to idolatry of worshipping nature and forces in nature, and setting up various gods and goddesses. 

 

However, in their hearts they know that there really is a "GOD OF HEAVEN" WHO created all things and WHO will someday come in great wrath against all who reject HIM.  Those who discard and refuse HIS GRACE are left with HIS LAW

 

"For all the gods of the peoples are mere idols; but the LORD GOD made the heavens." [Psalms (Tehillym) 96. 5 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "The LORD will show HIMSELF terrible against them, reducing all the gods of the earth to nothing; all the coastlands of the nations shall bow down to HIM and worship every man in his own home." [Zephaniah (Tsefanyah) 2. 11 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  Blessed be the HOLY NAME OF YEHOWAH now and forever more! Amen & Amen! 

 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
May the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL bless you abundantly. Magnified and sanctified be the GLORIOUS NAME of the LORD GOD in the world which HE created according to HIS will. May HE establish HIS Kingdom during our life and during our days, and during the life of all the House of Israel, even speedily and at a near time, Amen 

 

Here are the notes on each of the seven Hebrew words for worship:
 
Barak - to kneel or bow, to give reverence to GOD as an act of adoration, implies a continual conscious giving place to GOD, to be attuned to HIM and HIS PRESENCE: Psalm 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; HIS praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

Psalm 100:4 Enter into HIS gates with thanksgiving, and into HIS courts with praise. Be thankful to HIM, and bless HIS NAME.

Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our MAKER. 

 

 Halal - to praise, to make a show or rave about, to glory in or boast upon, to be clamorously foolish about your adoration of GOD (HalleluYAH).
Psalm 22:23 You who fear the LORD, praise HIM! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify HIM, and fear HIM, all you offspring of Israel!
Psalm 44:8 In GOD we boast all day long, and praise YOUR NAME forever. Selah
Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise YOU with joyful lips. 

 

 Shachah- to depress or prostrate in homage or loyalty to GOD, bow down, fall down flat.
Psalm 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to HIS NAME; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 66:4 All the earth shall worship you and sing praises to YOU; They shall sing praises to YOUR NAME. Selah
Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our MAKER. 

 

 Tehillah - to sing Hallel, a new song, a hymn of spontaneous praise glorifying GOD in song.
Psalm 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; HIS  praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 40:3 HE has put a new song in my mouth – praise to our GOD; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD.
Psalm 149:1  Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, and HIS praise in the assembly of saints. 

 

 Todah - an extension of the hand, avowal, adoration, a choir of worshipers, confession, sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving.
Psalm 50:14 Offer to GOD thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the MOST HIGH.
Psalm 69:30  I will praise the NAME OF GOD with a song, and will magnify HIM with thanksgiving.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into HIS gates with thanksgiving, and into HIS courts with praise. Be thankful to HIM, and bless HIS NAME. 

 

 Yadah - to use, hold out the hand, to throw (a stone or arrow) at or away, to revere or worship (with extended hands, praise, thankful, thanksgiving).
Psalm 33:2 Praise the LORD with the harp; Make melody to HIM with an instrument of ten strings.
Psalm 61:8 So I will sing praise to YOUR NAME forever, that I may daily perform my vows.
Psalm 18:49 Therefore I will give thanks to YOU, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises to YOUR NAME. 

 

 Zamar - to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument; i.e. play upon it, to make music accompanied by the voice, to celebrate in song and music, give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
Psalm 66:2 Sing out the honor of HIS NAME; Make HIS praise glorious.
Psalm 71:22 Also with the lute I will praise YOU — and YOUR faithfulness, O my GOD! To YOU I will sing with the harp, O HOLY ONE of Israel.
Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to YOU, O GOD; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to YOU. 

Day 32 of the Omer 

 

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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