Hey everyone. It has been a while since I have published anything. If everything goes to plan you should be able to watch a Bible Meditation get published one section at a time right here on wordpress. I am crowd sourcing for editing, so if you see any theological, grammatical, or structural edits that would make this study more available, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I apologize I have not posted in a bit. Here are the first few pages and section one of the study. Once it is published it will be available for free at http://www.glenaingtheScriptures.com or for purchase somewhere: not sure where yet. Don’t forget to use the comment section below to fellowship respectfully with one another around the study’s thought provoking questions. I pray that anyone reading this gets a notebook and takes this opportunity the same as if good money was spent on it. The keys to life are within the pages of this study because it is God who has brought it before you, most loved reader, through the guiding of His Spirit. Enjoy and be blessed!
T H E B U I L D I N G M A T E R I A L S O F T H E
H E A V E N ‘ S & T H E E A R T H
A Messianic Bible Meditation On Psalms 119: The Heart Of Fellowship, The Heart of The Son’s Poetic License
Nobody puts linoleum on the ceiling do they? Does anybody put shingles or pitch on the kitchen floor? Of course not. When God created the world He did so by speaking it into existence. This is common knowledge. Thus, satan also understands that there can be great power in words. This is a reason why languages evolve and change: moving farther and farther away from the way God created the languages to be during the Tower of Babel incident. People cannot get their grip on Biblical Hebrew though. It will not evolve. It is quite stubborn against such a thing.
One of the reasons why Biblical Hebrew will not evolve is because people do not put linoleum on the roof. You see, just like the building materials of your home, each of the Hebrew letters has characteristics that make the letter appropriate for some applications and ludicrous for others. See that each letter has, let us say, a loose categorical meaning that in some way shape or form connects the meaning of it’s word to The Father. Let’s take the word Berasheet for instance.
Beresheet is the very first word of Scripture. Contrary to popular belief, it means “in beginning,” Not in “the” beginning. Anybody who has ever opened the Bible of their own free will does so with questions and a heart that is seeking answers to life’s easiest and toughest questions because they know that in The Bible are all the stories and guidelines that God has chosen to weave together a stoic and beautiful tapestry of life for the hungry spirit. Well, if a person with these kinds of questions were to open the book God says to that loved one “In beginning…”.
Now that we understand what that word actually means to say, let us move forward into it’s deeper meaning, and the reason why this medditation’s goal is to familiarize you with the characteristics of each of the 22 characters of The Son’s Alef Beit (or alphabet): The Beit is a house. The Reish is a head. The Alef is an ox and represents great strength. With it being the first letter and representing great, immovable strength it also comes the closest to representing The Father. Shin represents the breaking down of a thing. Yod is a hand, and lastly Tav represents a cross.
Why are each of those definitions important? Remember that you just learned that each letter is exactly where God meant to put it, the same way a master builder follows the master architect’s plan in building a home. This means that the letters, and the order they are in define the term that they make up, much like the various building materials of a home define the space it provides. The word “In beginning” when opening a Bible on planet earth during the 6,000 year reign of Satan tells us exactly what the entire book is about. The very Gospel itself is wrapped up in the first word: The house of God’s head (the oldest son) destroyed Himself by His own hand on the cross. Another way to look at it is to say that Beit and Reish, the first two letters make up the word “Bar” which means Son. The Son (Beit Reish) of God (Alef) was broken down (Shin) by His own hand (Yod) on the cross (Tav). Again I say, if you look at the first three letters of both the first and the second word of Scared Holy Scripture, you will find the protagonist of the Scriptures again: Beit, Reish, Alef. Those are the first three letters of both Berasheet and Bara. The next word after that of course is Elohim which means God (and is a plural form of the word God, while referring only to God Himself). Beit Reish and Alef together say The Son (Bar or Beit, Reish) of God (Alef). The first two words quite emphatically point to Whom the book is all about.
Now, do not be mislead: it is not beyond me, the author of this study, that many men and woman have taken the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that comes from studying the Scriptures and their letters at this depth and used that sacred knowledge for their selfish motives. Do not let this keep you from becoming more intimately connected with God. That would, unfortunately, give Satan another win during his short reign on earth. Using Biblical Hebrew for rebellion is called Kabalah or Jewish Mysticism. The Library of Scrolls (The Bible) is not meant for you to manipulate your surroundings. It’s purpose is to be a portion of the guide that let’s God manipulate you the reader. God gave us free will to pervert whatever we want to pervert, even His sacred Scripture and the Holy Tongue. But every choice has consequence, even not making a choice. Do not bury this talent like the wicked servant. Be wise in how you use the knowledge you may find while studying this Bible Meditation. Be anchored to Yeshua. Yeshua be ever present to you and protect you from the wiles of the enemy. I pray He separates your sin from you as far as the east is from the west and empowers you to be part of the rescue party that is building a New Kingdom filled with New Covenant believers.
Psalms 119 was written in 22 sections. When you read it in Hebrew it is hard to miss that each line of each of the Psalms starts with the same letter, section to section, starting with Alef and ending with Tav. The first and last letters of the Alef Beit respectively. This study therefore, is broken into 22 sections. Some of the questions you may find difficult. Do not be lead down the western mindset of learning. You are not doing this for a grade, and there is not a time limit or deadline for you to meet outside of God’s timing for you. If you find a question frustrating, take a breath, you are here studying a difficult study and you are learning and growing. Just look at where you were a month ago compared to where you are now when you feel like giving up.
Instead of feeling like you have to get through each section per day. Feel like you have to devote a specific amount of time each day to the study and know that this dedication is loving God: your number one most important “why” of life. Whatever you get through in that time is exactly what you were supposed to get through. If The Father wants you focusing on one question, diving deeply into it for 30 minutes, you will be more pleased with the result of that 30 minutes than if you rebelliously hammered through that question, putting down some answer in order to move onto the next question so you could “finish today’s assignment”.
With that being said, challenge is there. So challenge yourself. Let this study be more of a meditation, and let it’s peace and understanding grow in you throughout your day. It may take several months before you have trained your mind and body to let Scripture be the food for your day’s activities, but you certainly will not look back a year later and say “Man, that was a waste of time, back to yoga.”
Alef is represented by an ox. An ox offers a certain type of strength to it’s owner: it gets from point A to point B, while tilling the earth: a very stubborn thing every inch of the way; However, the ox’s strength makes the work doable. As such, this letter Alef embodies The Father YHVH: He is very strong, His plan is not one that is changed, and His plan offers life: much like a freshly tilled field offers life if treated properly.
This study will help you focus your thought life while studying Psalm 119. It will do this by describing to you the theme, context, and purpose of the Psalm first. Then, it will bring you through thought provoking questions purposed to help you cultivate The Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) within you. It will challenge some of your current beliefs, or support you where you overcame some of those challenges already, depending on where you are in your walk.
Some questions are easy, others are not. Do not be discouraged if the answer does not come to you right away. Lots of Biblical riddles are hard to answer by design and on purpose. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the honor of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs). Save your answers in a journal, and come back to this study with that same journal year after year to see how far you have come since the last time you have studied this Psalm. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in The Bible and it is right in the middle, of course, by design!
The key to obtaining the mysteries buried within these pages, and your very being, is prayer. Pray before each study. Leaving God out of your study is the mistake of so many lost ones out there. He is tender, wants to be loved, He is worth loving, and is the most important part of the study. Pray before each study, asking YHVH what you want: He knows what you want and what you need. Listen to Him and be ready to sacrifice your goals so that His can be accomplished. Do not let your relationship with Him stop there though. Meditate on and apply the things learned to the thoughts of your mind and work of your hands that same day and be sealed on your forehead with His name.
-Think of a freshly tilled field. If you were to take a walk through it, would you now walk a narrow path that is parallel to that of the ox’s steps? How does that idea relate to “not being defiled in the way, walking in the law of YHVH?”
-What is a testimony? Do you see how keeping His testimonies is a blessing? Explain.
-Is YHVH’s love the same thing society teaches that love is?
-Do you know what the difference is between being defiled and doing iniquity? If not, let this be a question you are at peace with not answering right now.
-Were David, Moses, Abraham, and Zachariah in relationship with Elohim by walking a different path than the one He walked? A different path than we walk today? Use Scripture to conclude.
-David is expressing a problem in his life during this Psalm: shame when looking into YHVH’s law. It is easy not to feel shame when you are alone with God or surrounded by believers. But what about when you are not in that circumstance? Does David blame Elohim for the shame he felt at times? Does David give up, saying that to have victory over the problem of being ashamed of the gospel at times is impossible? How does David react to the shame He can’t help but feeling when he is surrounded by evil and is trying to uphold the ways of God?
-What does David resolve to do?
– Is David’s resolve possible?
-Do you see how David’s resolve is connected to the letter Alef? Explain
-Do you believe it is against YHVH’s desires for you to be able to stand before Him, to praise Him with uprightness of heart? Whose will is it for you to be ashamed before Him? Is God both merciful and judgmental?
-Is the gospel message that Messiah died so you can go on enslaved to sin? If it is not, based on Scripture, what is the overall message that the gospel teaches and how does the gospel message support the Alef: the strength of Father YHVH.
-Read the Psalm again if you have not read it through, three times, very thoughtfully: come up with three questions of your own that might help a loved one find the same treasure you have found today.