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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Good teachers are mirrors as well as windows — they allow us to look at ourselves and see the world.
CAUSE YOUR FACE TO SHINE
"The LORD bless you and protect you! The LORD make HIS face shine [deal kindly] upon you and be gracious with you! The LORD bestow HIS favor upon you and grant you peace (shalom)!" [Numbers (B'Midvar) 6. 24 - 27 Tanakh, Torah]
The first active form of the word "shine" is here in this well-known blessing, the Aaronic Benediction for the children of Israel. True light comes only from GOD THE CREATOR, since "GOD IS LIGHT." [1 John 1. 5] We must continually receive the SON shining in our hearts to sustain our spiritual life, just as the world depends on the sunshine for its physical existence.
This prayer of blessing appears seven other times in HOLY SCRIPTURE: "Make YOUR face shine upon YOUR servant; as YOU are faithful, deliver me." [Psalms (Tehillym) 31. 16 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "May GOD be gracious to us and bless us, and cause HIS FACE to shine upon us. Selah" [Psalms (Tehillym) 67. 1 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "O LORD GOD OF HOSTS, restore us; cause YOUR face to shine on us that we may be delivered." [Psalms (Tehillym) 80. 19; 80. 3, 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "Make YOUR face shine upon YOUR servant, and teach me YOUR Laws." [Psalms (Tehillym) 119. 135 Tanakh, Kethuvim] "O our GOD, hear now the prayer of YOUR servant and his plea and cause YOUR face to shine upon YOUR desolate sanctuary, for the LORD'S sake." [Daniel (Danyel) 9. 17 Tanakh, Kethuvim]
Since HOLY OMNIPOTENCE GOD of all flesh dwells "in the unapproachable light" [1 Timothy 6. 16], HE shines on us for salvation, spiritual knowledge, and daily teachings and instructions through HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, WHO is "THE LIVING WORD" made FLESH. "In HIM was life, and the LIFE was the LIGHT of men." [John 1. 4] "For it is GOD WHO commanded light to shine out of darkness WHO has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD in the face of JESUS THE CHRIST." [2 Corinthians 4. 6] To HIM alone be honor, praise, glory, dominion, majesty and everlasting power forever and ever. Amen!
Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
The LORD shall yet comfort Zion and shall choose Jerusalem. The wise serve the LORD OF GLORY out of their great love for HIM, in reverent fear.
Our prayers for you and your family is for an abundance of peace and truth to each of you as we celebrate Yamym Noraym — High Holy Days.
"Chag Sameyach — a joyous Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles/Booths)!"
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.
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