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Racham - Love

            Racham, Love 

Yahukanon (John)3:16

16 For Alahim so loved (Aramaic: chav or Hebrew “’ahav) the world that He gave His only brought forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.  

Yahukanon (John) 21:20a

And Kefa (Peter), turning around, saw the pupil whom Yahusha loved (Racham) following,

Let’s look at the different meaning for these two words whose base understanding is Love.

There are several words in Hebrew that have the base meaning of love with different expressions of love. There are two words in Arabic that express love

Hebrew words that I have learned are:

1 ‘ahav - love

2 racham - tender mercies

3 dodi - beloved (spousal love)

4 ra’ah - Brotherly love or friendship also as Shepard and consuming passion

Greek words I have learned are:

1 agape - unconditional love

2 phileo - Brotherly love our friendship

3 eris -...

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One Minute Manager

Before you start your day, come and spend time with me. As the waves wash up on the shore let My grace wash over you each morning. Yes each morning before you start your day. As you linger in my presence sharing with me the problems you’ll face for this day, the things that are trying to worry you, and the things you have noticed I have done for you, my waves of grace will give you solutions. Allow my grace to set the order of your day. Knowing which way to go and staying focused on what my grace has shown you, will allow you to have a peaceful, joy-filled day in spite of problems that will arise. As you are confronted with attacks from the devil, my grace will show itself in your life you will reflect My holiness.
As I write this post, I get the vision of an old TV commercial where someone is sitting at the head of the table with other mischievous looking people. As the camera pauses at each person they are smiling at him. Then you hear the problem they are going to cause for...
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Revelation from King David


This morning I am pondering a small book by John Bevere, “Recognize Your Spiritual Authority." Ruach HaKodesh quickened a sentence in my heart to also share with you today.
John was speaking about giving "occasion to the enemies of Yahuah" and he made the following statement about King David.
“David’s one act of adultery led to deceit, lying, and murder.”  I paused at that sentence because Ruach HaKodesh said to me, “ Pride was the cause of his sin.” That caught my attention and I began to seek Ruach HaKodesh to understand more fully.
How a sin is carried out is often very different on the surface than the cause of the sin. The cause of this sin was pride. 
  • Pride causes us to lie.
  • Pride causes us to attempt to hide our sin.
  • Pride causes us to want what belongs to another.
We see all these behaviors in Shatan as he stole Adam’s authority over the garden.
Pride causes us to lie or to highlight our wrong behavior...
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