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Blessing Your Issue

Issues. Lets be honest. Weve all


got them, right? This weeks
parasha is called Eikev meaning
a heel, the result of and Because
in the sense of being on the heel of
something else. Straight out of the
starting gate in this weeks
parasha weve several beautiful
pictures Abba reveals from His
Torahone subtle reminder from
last weeks parsha, are we
clinging to it? Remember, as
pointed out, to cling to YHVHs
Torah is to cling to Him, much in
the same way the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years did. She knew
it was a high price to pay had she been looked upon with disfavor, but she
pushed through the crowd and clung to her Redeemer Yeshuas Tzit-tzit
and was healed! Hallelu-YAH! Her womb had suffered much from the issue
of blood, and this week albeit more in a figurative sense, you too had your
share of issuessome explanation.
Inventory your travails over the course of this past weekthings that
emotionally double us over. A relationship is in the ditch, a job is in the
tank, a number of unpayable pile of bills collect on the credenza, you
received an unfavorable diagnosis from a family doctoryou name it, its
your issue. In most translations that word reads as fruit, which accurately
matches the Hebrew peri. Literally it speaks of the miracle of childbirth.
He will favor you and bless you and multiply you; He will bless the
issue of your womb and the produce of your soil, your new grain and wine
and oil, the calving of your herd and the lambing of your flock, in the land
that He swore to your fathers to assign to you
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Perhaps we read that and mosey on none the richer, but I think
theres a greater lesson to be gained here. If we look at the word for womb,
its taken from Strongs# H990, and is the word beh'-ten, meaning to be
hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.
Now, consider all the types and places that fruit comes from in
context of your study of Torah. Theres the fruit of
A persons womb, their body, also their works, labor, way, their
actions, deeds, misdeeds, their hands, way, mouth, and lips.
The land, a country, soil, the vineyards, Israel, and the Earth.
The LORDs Table, The Spirit.
Notice the
relationship here. In the Paleo the
word for womb is comprised of a Beit,
a Tet, and a Nun. Consulting Dr.

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Deut.7:13
Benners Ancient Hebrew Lexicon reveals this word possesses a two letter
root word Baht, comprised of the Beit and Tet, meaning cracksas a
division taken from the middle of the body. It also means something that is
broken up into pieces. So, in the simplest understanding the womb cracks,
or parts open and the mother then gives birth to her newborn child.
However, in a very real way were all giving birth to things every single day.

T Th he en n w wh he en n l lu us st t h ha as s c co on nc ce ei iv ve ed d, , i it t g gi iv ve es s b bi ir rt th h t to o s si in n; ; a an nd d w wh he en n s si in n i is s
a ac cc co om mp pl li is sh he ed d, , i it t b br ri in ng gs s f fo or rt th h d de ea at th h. . D Do o n no ot t b be e d de ec ce ei iv ve ed d, , m my y b be el lo ov ve ed d
b br re et th hr re en n. . E Ev ve er ry y g go oo od d t th hi in ng g b be es st to ow we ed d a an nd d e ev ve er ry y p pe er rf fe ec ct t g gi if ft t i is s f fr ro om m a ab bo ov ve e, ,
c co om mi in ng g d do ow wn n f fr ro om m t th he e F Fa at th he er r o of f l li ig gh ht ts s, , w wi it th h w wh ho om m t th he er re e i is s n no o v va ar ri ia at ti io on n, ,
o or r s sh hi if ft ti in ng g s sh ha ad do ow w. . I In n t th he e e ex xe er rc ci is se e o of f H Hi is s w wi il ll l H He e b br ro ou ug gh ht t u us s f fo or rt th h b by y t th he e
w wo or rd d o of f t tr ru ut th h, , s so o t th ha at t w we e m mi ig gh ht t b be e, , a as s i it t w we er re e, ,
t th he e f fi ir rs st t f fr ru ui it ts s a am mo on ng g H Hi is s c cr re ea at tu ur re es s
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In the above Brit Chadasha passage we read that out
from Lust issues something as well. It comes from
Strongs #G2380 in Greek and is the word thuo,
meaning to set the heart upon, to rush or breathe
hard as a blowing of smoke, inferring to sacrifice or
kill, but is better understood by studying its Hebrew
cognate kaw-tar'. Identified as a primitive root from
Strongs #H6999, through the idea of fumigation in a
close place and perhaps thus driving out the
occupants; to smoke, that is, turn into fragrance by
fire (especially as an act of worship): - burn (incense,
sacrifice) (upon), (altar for) incense, kindle, offer (incense, a sacrifice)
better known as worship. Our lips open, out pour either praises or curses,
but either way our mouths issue out the fruit of what who we worship
whether good or bad. Concerning the relationship between the mouth and
the heart we read his mouth speaks what overflows from his heart
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Jam 1:15-18 NAS
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Luk 6:45 CJB
heart is supposed to be cultivated like the
soil
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. Our thoughts and appetites, our
words and our hearts, our hands and our
feet are all instruments used in worship
of our King Yeshua, or of something
weve rebelliously replaced Him with
which is why YHVH said He was a
jealous God
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. In the Decalogue He said
You shall have no other gods beside Me
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which makes sense now when He draws
reference to the pagan deities named
after their grain (dagan), wine (tirosh),
calving (sheger), and lambing (ashtarot),
[which] are also names of Semitic deities
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. The same word often was used to
refer both to a deity and a phenomenon which that deity was thought to
control or personify
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Fruit Unto Holiness
At the beginning of this portion Moses said Wherefore it shall come
to pass
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, ifor more accurately because you


give heed to these judgments, and keep, and do them.
See, YHVH is about building a vessel of
clay (Tet) that is able to intelligently
(Beit-Nun, Benson, child) receive His
Torah and walk that out; so when time

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Luke 8:15 CJB
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Exo.20:5
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Deu 5:7 TNK
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Etz Hayim Torah & Commentary; Eikev comm. note #13, p.1037
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Etz Hayim Torah & Commentary; Eikev comm. note #13, p.1037
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Deu 7:12 KJV
comes that we break apart (Beit-Tet, Baht), whether in times of adversity
or joy, we can issue forth Life (Nun)which is His fruit of Holiness! But now
being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit
unto holiness, and the end everlasting life
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A Kosher Snare
We read (Deu 7:16) You are to devour all the
peoples that Adonai your God hands over to you -
show them no pity, and do not serve their gods,
because that will become a trap for you. The word
used here for devour is
taken from Strongs
#398 and is the
word aw-kal'. It
means to eat, consume,
burn up, feed, and dine. But
idiomatically we understand it to mean destroy or take for a prey. This
noun is a basic word for food. It first occurs in Genesis 14:11 referring to the
spoils of war. The primary use of the term is in the
Joseph account (Gen.41-47). It seems throughout to
refer to food seen as a necessity of life, vital. It is used
particularly of that which The LORD provides
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In the Paleo we obtain yet
another beautiful picture of YHVHs mind. Within
this word is the 2-letter root word found in the Kaf-
Lamed connection, or Kahl and it means Vessel,
Complete, or Whole. So, just like the picture of the
womb we previously studied, God is still revealing
the work He is doing with us as clay vessels, He
empowers us to hear, trust and obey His word so
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Rom 6:22 KJV.
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Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament: kel, p.40.
make us whole! Is it any wonder theres an Alef on the front of this word?
Observe this verse Yeshua spoke some thousands of years after YHVH gave
this commandment to our ancestors just east of the Jordan River. Yeshua
said,
T Ta ak ke e M My y y yo ok ke e u up po on n y yo ou u, , a an nd d l le ea ar rn n f fr ro om m M Me e, , f fo or r I I a am m g ge en nt tl le e a an nd d h hu um mb bl le e
i in n h he ea ar rt t; ; a an nd d y yo ou u s sh ha al ll l f fi in nd d r re es st t f fo or r y yo ou ur r s so ou ul ls s. . F Fo or r M My y y yo ok ke e i is s e ea as sy y, , a an nd d
M My y l lo oa ad d i is s l li ig gh ht t
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. ." "
In the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon the Kaf-Lamed 2-letter root word
again reveals that the pictograph is a picture of the bent palm
representing the bending or subduing of the
will, the is a picture of a shepherd staff or
yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the
yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has
been worked and is complete and ready for
use. The Alef placed at the beginning of this
word means strong, power, leader, & yokebut it also means as pointed
out by Rabbi Munk the Aleph symbolizes the One and Only, the Eternal,
the Omnipotent God
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. See, YHVH puts things in front of us that may look
impossiblebut remember, anything plus God is a majority! God says,
consume themthe reality is though, if you dont, it will become a snare.
The word here for snare is mo-kashe' and it means a noose (for
catching animals), (literally or figuratively); by implication a hook (for the
nose); be ensnared. See, this is bondage all over againwhich YHVH had
delivered Israel from when He took them out of Egyptthe house of
bondage. Yeshua said and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free
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. All Yeshua was trying to tell us is what His Father had
been telling our ancestors since the beginning. If you will shema My words
and trust me, then I will make you free. Free from all the things that appear
impossible to overcome and take as a spoil of war. So we all wear a yoke,
the question is, who does yours belong to?

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Mat 11:29-30 NAS.
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The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Rabbi Michael L. Munk, Alef, p.43.
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Joh 8:32 NAS
School Days
Growing up in South Carolina, funny I cant remember when we
stopped but I do remember every morning in homeroom when the
announcements would come over the P.A. The entire class, including our
teacher would stand up next to our desk, place our right hand over our
heart and face the American Flag and in unisonEchadrecite The Pledge
of Allegiance. At the time I remember a tug on my heart strings as a child
with thoughts about horses and gun battles, artistic renderings of George
Washington crossing the Delaware, muskets and minute men and Valley
Forge. My heart is forever ingrained with the Pledge of Allegiance and I will
die with it proudly wrapped inside the ventricles of my heart in every
heartbeat. I love this land. But I also know that had we not been disciplined
to carve out time every day, year after year to stand and recite the pledge it
most likely would not have the impassioned place it does today.
We are a race of forgetters. We are. Sure, some excel at certain
memory skills, especially as it relates to ones own life experiences but
unless youve made it a career or just a select few who are compelled to
study it, most of our recollections of history are spotty. Dont feel bad, but
know that you do have a responsibility to knowwhich is why YHVH
instructed Moshe to Remind Israel,
Beware lest you forget the LORD your God by not keeping His
commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am
commanding you today; (Deu 8:11 NAS)
then your heart becomes proud, and you forget the LORD your God
who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of
slavery. (Deu 8:14 NAS)
The word in Hebrew is shaw-kakh', and it means to mislay, that is, to be
oblivious of, from want of memory or attention. Interestingly, we were
speaking just moments ago about traps. The two-letter root word Shach
found in the Shin-Chet literally means sharp walls, a pit dug into the
ground for the purpose of trapping someone or something
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. The middle

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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon, Benner, #1468, p.274.
letter Kaf is a picture of a bent hand, and among other things means to
allow. When we choose to forget YHVHs Torah, we are allowing ourselves
to fall into a pit with high walls, to become trapped. Sadly, this is trueand
whats worse, many times of our own making.
To Walk in His Ways
The good news is that even though we sometimes fall into a pit,
YHVH gives us a way out! He says "For if you are careful to keep all this
commandment which I am commanding you, to do it, to love the LORD
your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him; then the LORD will
drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations
greater and mightier than you
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. Remember us discussing issues at the
beginning of todays teaching,
and how we remember the
woman who
clung to Yeshuas Tzit-tzit. Here it is againand
hold fast to Him the word used here is the same
exact word, daw-bak'. Simply defined it means
to adhere to, to join or stick to someone or
something. As the old sayin goes, Stick to yer
guns. Your guns, as I was taught were your principles. Our principles that
define us are found in YHVHs Torah. They define us as His people, as
overcomers, and as a people forever remembering His Word so that we will
always recognize who we are, where we came from, and how we arrived in
His land of blessing. May we remember and never forget.



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Deu 11:22-23 NAS
Blessed to Endure
"It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that
you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of
these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in
order to confirm the oath which the
LORD swore to your fathers, to
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
(Deu 9:5 NAS) YHVH has called us to
endure. Hes told us there will be tests,
but these are not to destroy us, but to
allow us to witness His deliverance and
hand in our lives. He confirmed an
oath with our father Abraham many
thousands of years ago. He underwent
tests and trials, some painful. Our
ancestors did too. And today we still are
allowed opportunity to witness His working in our lives. He desires to
confirm the oath in your life. The thing is, we have
a responsibility to this oath as well. We have been
given the opportunity to stand up beside our
desk, face The Temple, recite The Shema and to
cling to His Word which He desires to write upon
our heart. If we will let Him do that He will make
your life bear much fruit! Let us persevere and
cling to Him, Because He has called us His own.
Ahmein.
So, brothers, be patient until the Lord returns.
See how the farmer waits for the precious "fruit
of the earth" he is patient over it until it
receives the fall and spring rains
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Jas.5:7