Hi reader, I hope that today is filled with love and light.  I have faith that God is blessing and calling you.  That today, He will show you favor and draw you to Him.  This post is a bit tangential however, such is the way of the connection of the spiritual world to the physical world.

The tongue is the tool that we use to describe to others what is going on within us.  Our tongues are the edge of us, the mind is within us, and the heart is deeper.  The heart is the base or root.  No man can know the heart as The Lord tells us that only He can know the heart.  This goes for our own hearts too!  Next is the mind.  The mind is a different story: man can know the mind.  I would say that only a very close friend can search out another man’s mind, but a man can know his own mind pretty well with some practice.  Following the mind is the tongue.

If our bodies are a ship the tongue is the rudder and the sails, the mind is the crew, and the heart is the reason for the journey.

The edge of the land is the shore or the beach.  In Genesis 41:17, we learn that Pharaoh was in a dream standing on the banks of the Nile.  In Exodus 2:3, Moses’ mother acted in faith by putting the child in a basket and placed the basket among the reeds by the river bank.  In Exodus 14:30, we learn that after the Israelites had been saved from the Egyptians, the Israelites saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

In Exodus 6:30 Moses is presenting his limited audaciousness by making excuses for why he cannot complete the task set before him: {But Moses said to The Lord, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips.  How will Pharaoh listen to me.?”}  By now you must have recognized that there are some words underlined.  The words that are underlined are all things that represent the edge of something.  In the case of river banks and seashores we are talking about physical edges.  In the case of the word lips, we are talking about the edge of a man’s soul and personality:  Who a man is, who they have been, and who they will become is all told on the edge of their person with their speech.  In Hebrew the word for lips, speech or language, and edge are all the same word: Sephah.  Each of the underlined words above are written in Hebrew as Sephah.

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The first time we hear about language in The Bible is at the Tower of Babel: Genesis 11:1 {Now the whole earth was of one sephah and the same words.}  In this scripture the word sephah means language.  At the beginning of the story the whole world spoke one sephah.  By the end of the story there were many sepheth.

We hear more about these different languages in Acts.  Acts is written in Greek, though, and the word for language or tongue in Greek is glossa, which does not share the same interesting and sapid word play as sepha, shucks.  Glossa means 1.) An organ of the body as of taste or speech 2.) Metaphorically speech or language 3.) Figuratively for anything resembling a tongue in shape or derivatively a person speaking a tongue other than one’s native tongue.  In Acts 19:6 {When Paul laid His hands on them, The Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in glossa (a tongue not native to them).}  At Pentecost The Holy Spirit caused many to have greater faith because {both Jews and Proselytes, Cretans and Arabians – we hear them telling in our own glossa (language) the mighty works of God.} Acts 2:11.

In every example of a person speaking in tongues, the person with The Holy Spirit on them is sharing truthful and coherent knowledge of God with a person who is a native to the language.  The interpreter (1 Cor 14:27) is the person being spoken to (when a person speaks in English to me I interpret that language to myself).

There are examples of this in the world today:  There are preachers who suddenly no longer needed a native translator as their speech became that of the listener’s.  Like with Jeff John’s of Whitehorse Christian Center.   The examples God has given us in reference to people speaking in tongues are here: Acts 19:6 ; Acts 10:46 ; Acts 2:11 ; Acts 2:4 ; Acts 2:3.  What does this tell us about the edges of Our Savior?

We have learned that Hebrew’s word Sephah means edge, lips, speech, language or tongue.  Remember when Yeshua was in a crowd and He literally stopped everything to find out who touched the hem (edge) of His garment?  Does that scripture not feel like the woman sort of violated a cultural line?  Yeshua acted like, and the woman reacted like what she did was over the line.  This is why: In those days most people had what would be kept in banks and lock boxes in the hem of their garments: gold and silver, signet rings, deeds, all the important stuff was right on the edge of a person’s clothing.

In Numbers 15:38 God commands His children, the Israelites, to {make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations…} These tassels are worn on the edge of the garments.  They are there { for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart… }

Everything about a man and his dynasty, his palace, everything he “works for”, everything his life is summed up by could be found on the hem of his garment.  For Yeshua, His kingdom, His dynasty, everything He works for is defined by the law in the Torah:  The commands that keep us walking in the kingdom.  When Yeshua was touched by the woman on the hem of His garment, she touched Him with faith knowing that if she only touched Him her flow of blood would cease.

The very edges of Yeshua’s being can be described by The words that are recorded in The Bible.  Coming close to Yeshua’s edges, many people are healed, drawn in, and spend the rest of their lives seeking to know more about Him.  Yeshua’s sepheth are fantastic: whether it is looking upon the shores of the seas from the land or seeing land after a long journey, whether it is the historical accounts of things He did for people, or the words that came from His mouth, whether it’s a language He spoke or a language He created, the sepheth of Yeshua are experienced in full by becoming His servant and living within His kingdom here on earth and the life to come.

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