A Declarations & Decrees: Elohim God Is Raising Up His Seers

Declarations and Decrees: Elohim God is raising up His seers who move in integrity and humility!

I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power.

The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace  (Revelations 2-3, Esther 8:10,13).

◦ We decree and declare Elohim God is raising up HIS SEERS in this hour.

◦ They are SHARPENING THEIR SENSES.

◦ They will smell the FRAGRANCE of the Kingdom, of Elohim God’s presence; and they will smell the stench of the sin and the enemy.

◦ Do not be alarmed, seek the Lord for increased DISCERNMENT!

◦ We decree the Seers will walk in HUMILITY and TRUTH before the Lord Elohim God Almighty.

◦ The Visions they see and the sounds they hear will be for protection of their territories and the People of the Most High Elohim God.

◦ We declare the ways and steps of the Seer are before their Elohim God.

◦ Nothing is hidden from the Lord.

◦ We decree that, as they walk in INTEGRITY, the books will never be closed to them.

◦ The PLANS of Elohim God and the plans of the enemy will be known by the Seer.

◦ We decree and declare the People of the Most High God will lack nothing as they TAKE REFUGE in Him!

◦ The Seer TASTES and knows that the Presence of Elohim God’s Spirit is in their midst and is good.

◦ The Seers will direct the People in the path they should go.

◦ We declare the Lord is RAISING UP His SEERS into positions of AUTHORITY in the United States and in the Nations of the World.

◦ As the Seers are in positions of authority, the appropriate people will be appointed to the GATES of the Cities and Regions will be protected.

◦ The evil in the nations will be isolated.

◦ We decree that the families of the Seers will PRAISE and EXALT the Name of the Elohim God Most High.

◦ The Nations attention will be drawn to the First and the Last, the Great I AM!

◦ We decree and declare President Trump and this Administration will RELY ON THE HAND OF THE LORD and not on their own wisdom for the strategies and policies by which to lead this nation.

◦ Elohim God will uphold the nation that puts their trust in Him.

◦ We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.

In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of Elohim God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit.

The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord Elohim God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to Elohim God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.

The Lord Elohim God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it.  Amen!

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.  For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life.  And who is adequate for these things?”   2 Corinthians 2:14-16.

“For the Lord has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; and He has covered your heads, the seers.  The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed book, which when they give it to the one who is literate, saying, “Please read this,” he will say, “I cannot, for it is sealed.”  Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, “Please read this.”  And he will say, “I cannot read.”  Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.”  Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the Lord, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”  You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, that what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”; or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?  Is it not yet just a little while before Lebanon will be turned into a fertile field, and the fertile field will be considered as a forest?  On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.  The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the Lord, and the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel,”   Isaiah 29:10-19.

“O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!  O fear the Lord, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want.  The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing,”   Psalm 34:8-10.

“All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212.  These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust,”   1 Chronicles 9:22.

“Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer to exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman,”   1 Chronicles 25:4-5.

“At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.  Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.  For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.  You have acted foolishly in this.  Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars,”   2 Chronicles 16:7-9.

A Declarations & Decrees: The LORD is Restoring!

Declarations and Decrees: Stand strong: The LORD is restoring what you’ve lost and elevating your position!

I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power.

The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace, (Revelations 2-3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10,13).

◦ We decree and declare Servants of the Lord are GIVING HIM PRAISE!

◦ You are Blessing His Name from this moment on FOREVER!

◦ From the Sunrise until the Sunset, the Name of the Lord is to be PRAISED!

◦ We declare the Lord Elohim God Almighty is HIGH ABOVE all nations, His GLORY is above the heavens.

◦ None is like the Lord our Elohim God, SEATED IN THE HEIGHTS; He humbles Himself to look on Heaven and Earth.

◦ We declare the Lord RAISES THE POOR from the dust, LIFTS THE NEEDY from the rubbish heap, in order to give him a PLACE AMONG PRINCES, among the PRINCES OF HIS PEOPLE.

◦ Soon Elohim God will position you, to speak to kings and princes, dignitaries from foreign lands.

◦ Keep your focus on the Lord and know it is for their salvation and the peace of nations that He is moving you into these places.

◦ We declare the Lord has KNOWN YOU since before you were born; He KNOWS YOUR NAME.

◦ He has made your mouth like a SHARP SWORD; He has made you as a SHARP ARROW CONCEALED in His quiver.

◦ He has HIDDEN YOU for this time as HE SHOWS FORTH HIS GLORY through your LIFE.

◦ We decree and declare, although (in this world) it seems we have toiled in vain, spent our strength for noting, YET our cause is with the Lord, OUR REWARD IS WITH OUR ELOHIM GOD!

◦ The Lord who formed you in the womb has said “It is not enough that you are merely My servant; I will ALSO MAKE YOU A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, so My Salvation can spread to the ENDS OF THE EARTH!”

◦ We declare the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, His Holy One, says to those who have been despised, “When KINGS SEE YOU, they will STAND UP princes too will prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is FAITHFUL, the Holy One of Israel, WHO HAS CHOSEN YOU!

◦ We decree and declare the Spirit of the Lord Elohim God Almighty is upon YOU, because He has ANOINTED YOU to announce Good News to the poor.

◦ He has sent you to HEAL the brokenhearted; to PROCLAIM FREEDOM to the captives!

◦ We decree His Spirit is upon YOU to let out into LIGHT those bound in the dark; to PROCLAIM the year of the favor of the Lord and the day of VENGEANCE of our Elohim God; to comfort all who mourn, giving the OIL OF GLADNESS instead of mourning, a CLOAK OF PRAISE instead of a heavy spirit, so that they will be called oaks of RIGHTEOUSNESS planted by the Lord.

◦ We decree and declare YOU ARE REBUILDING the ancient ruins, RESTORING sites long destroyed; YOU ARE RENEWING the ruined cities, territories and regions destroyed many generations ago!

◦ We declare strangers and foreigners will stand and feed your flocks, and tend to your fields and businesses; but YOU WILL BE CALLED THE PRIESTS of the Lord, spoken of as MINISTERS to our Elohim God!

◦ We declare YOU WILL FEED ON THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, and revel in their riches.

◦ Because of your shame, which was doubled, in their land you will receive double and JOY FOREVER will be yours.

◦ For the Lord loves JUSTICE; He hates robbery.

◦ He is FAITHFUL to reward the Righteous and to make an eternal covenant with them who are washed in the Blood of the Lamb.

◦ We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.

In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of Elohim God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit.

The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord Elohim God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to Elohim God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.

The Lord Elohim God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it.  Amen!

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.  Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forever.  From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.  The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.  Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth?  He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people.  He makes the barren woman abide in the house as a joyful mother of children.  Praise the Lord!”   Psalm 113:1-9.

“Listen to Me, O islands, and pay attention, you peoples from afar.  The Lord called Me from the womb; from the body of My mother He named Me.  He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; and He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.  He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel, in Whom I will show My glory.”  But I said, “I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to Me is with the Lord, and My reward with My God.”  And now says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and My God is My strength),  He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”  Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, to the despised One, to the One abhorred by the nation, to the Servant of rulers, “Kings will see and arise, princes will also bow down, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.”   Isaiah 49:1-7.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;  to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.  So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.  Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise up the former devastations; and they will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.  Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, and foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.  But you will be called the priests of the Lord; you will be spoken of as ministers of our God.  You will eat the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.  Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion.  Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, everlasting joy will be theirs.  For I, the Lord, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; and I will faithfully give them their recompense and make an everlasting covenant with them,”   Isaiah 61:1-8.

A Declarations & Decrees: The Christ Reflecting In Those Who Trust In Him!

Declarations and Decrees: The world sees Christ reflecting in those who trust in Him!

I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power.

The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace (Revelations 2-3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10,13).

◦ We decree and declare EXAMINE yourselves to see whether you are living the LIFE OF TRUST.

◦ Realize that Jesus the Christ is in you.

◦ Believers cannot act against the TRUTH, only for it.

◦ Pray and encourage one another; rejoice as other are strong pursuing the holiness of Elohim God.

◦ We decree YOU TRUST IN the Lord and do good; you are settling in the territory as the Lord directed you, and feed on faithfulness.

◦ THEN YOU WILL DELIGHT yourself in the Lord, and HE WILL GIVE you your heart’s desire.

◦ We declare the LORD WILL ACT as you COMMIT YOUR WAY to Him and TRUST in Him.

◦ The people of the World are WITNESSING the MIRACLES of the Lord in their midst.

◦ CHRIST/ MESSIAH is reaching the World as you trust in Him.

◦ We decree and declare you will GO and PROCLAIM the Good News to ALL CREATION!

◦ Whoever TRUSTS and is immersed will be saved!

◦ And these SIGNS will accompany those who TRUST: in Christ’s/ Messiah’s name you will DRIVE OUT DEMONS, speak with new tongues, not be injured if you handle snakes or drink poison, and HEAL THE SICK by laying hands on them.

◦ We declare the People of Elohim God are CONFIDENT of what they HOPE for, CONVINCED about the things they DO NOT SEE!

◦ By trusting we understand that the Universe was created through a spoken word of Elohim God, so that what is seen did not come into being out of existing phenomena.

◦ We decree and declare as you KEEP ON TRUSTING, you MAKE IT CLEAR that you are looking for a fatherland.

◦ You aspire to a better fatherland, a heavenly one.

◦ This is why Elohim God is NOT ASHAMED to be called your Elohim God, your Father, for HE HAS PREPARED for you A CITY!

◦ We declare the HEAVENS ARE OPEN, the FATHER IS DRAWING MANKIND to the Son.

◦ No one can come to Jesus/Yeshua unless the Father draws him.

◦ Christ will raise those who come to him, on the Last Day!

◦ We decree and declare EVERYONE who LISTENS to the Father and LEARNS from Him come to Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.

◦ Whoever TRUSTS has eternal life.

◦ We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.

In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of Elohim God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit.

The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord Elohim God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to Elohim God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.

The Lord Elohim God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!  Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you — unless indeed you fail the test?  But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.  Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.  For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.  For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete,”   2 Corinthians 13:5-9.

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.  Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.  Cease from anger and forsake wrath; do not fret; it leads only to evildoing,”   Psalm 37:3-8.

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.  These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover,”   Mark 16:15-18.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  For by it the men of old gained approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible…..
….. All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.  For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.  And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.  But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them…..
….. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,  because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect,”   
Hebrews 11:1-3, 13-16, 39-40.

“Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”  They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?  How does He now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?”  Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not grumble among yourselves.  No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.  It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught of God.’  Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I  am the bread of life.  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.  This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh,”   John 6:41-51.

A Declarations & Decrees: Praise Unlocks Victory

Declarations and Decrees: Praise unlocks victory and brings you into divine alignment.

I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power.

The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace  (Revelations 2-3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10,13).

◦ We decree and declare HALLELUJAH!

◦ PRAISE ELOHIM GOD in His HOLY PLACE!

◦ Praise Him in the HEAVENLY DOME of His Power!

◦ Praise Him for His SURPASSING GREATNESS!

◦ As you praise YOU are POSITIONED before the Throne of the Almighty Elohim God!

◦ You transcend the physical limitations of this World.

◦ We PRAISE the Lord of Lords.

◦ Let everything that has breath PRAISE THE LORD!

◦ Hallelujah! We decree the Children of Elohim God are making His deeds known among the peoples.

◦ They are singing to Him, singing praises to Him, and SPEAKING OF ALL HIS WONDERS!

◦ We declare those who SEEK THE LORD will have JOYFUL HEARTS.

◦ They will GLORY in His Name.

◦ All the People of the Most High Elohim God, seek Him and His STRENGTH; always seek His Presence!

◦ REMEMBER the wonders He has done, His signs and His spoken judgments.

◦ We decree and declare ALL THE EARTH sings to the Lord and PROCLAIMS His victory day after day!

◦ His GLORY is proclaimed among the Nations, His WONDERS among all peoples!

◦ For the Lord is GREAT, and greatly to be praised!

◦ We declare in Elohim God’s presence are HONOR AND MAJESTY; in His place, STRENGTH and JOY!

◦ Give the Lord His due of GLORY and STRENGTH, Give the Lord the GLORY due His Name.

◦ Come into His Presence; worship Him in HOLINESS.

◦ We declare the Lord is my ROCK, my FORTRESS and DELIVERER, the God who is my Rock, in whom I find shelter, my SHIELD, the power that saves me, my STRONGHOLD and my refuge.

◦ My Savior, YOU have saved me from violence.

◦ As I call on the Lord, Who is WORTHY OF PRAISE; I am saved from my enemies!

◦ We decree and declare the Lord is my LAMP; He lights up my darkness.

◦ With the Lord I can run through a troop of men, with my God I can leap a high wall.

◦ My God’s way is PERFECT, the Word of the Lord has been tested by fire; HE SHIELDS all who take refuge in Him.

◦ We decree God is my STRENGTH and PROTECTION; He makes my way go straight. He makes me SWIFT and SURE-FOOTED as a deer and enables me to stand on my high places.

◦ HE TRAINS MY HANDS FOR WAR until my arms can bend a bow of bronze!

◦ We declare the Lord Elohim God Almighty is ALIVE!

◦ Blessed is my Rock!

◦ Exalted be God, the Rock of my Salvation, the Elohim God who gives me vengeance and makes people submit to me.

◦ He delivers me from my enemies.

◦ He raises me over those who rebel against me, He rescues me from violent men.

◦ We declare we join with Jesus/ Yeshua outside the gate and share His disgrace.

◦ For we have no permanent city here; on the contrary, WE SEEK THE CITY TO COME.

◦ Through Christ Jesus/ Messiah Yeshua, therefore let us offer God a SACRIFICE OF PRAISE CONTINUALLY.

◦ For this is the natural product of lips that acknowledge His Name.

◦ We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.

In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit.

The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord Elohim God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to Elohim God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.

The Lord Elohim God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it.  Amen!

“Praise the Lord!  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty expanse.  Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness.  Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre.  Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.  Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with resounding cymbals.  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”   Psalm 150:1-6.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples.  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders.  Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.  Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually.  Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!…..
….. Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.  Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.  For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.  Splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and joy are in His place.  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him; worship the Lord in holy array,”
   1 Chronicles 16:8-13, 23-29.

“And David spoke the words of this song to the Lord in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.  He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my savior, You save me from violence.  “I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies…..
….. “For You are my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord illumines my darkness.  For by You I can run upon a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall.  As for God, His way is blameless; the word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.  For who is God, besides the Lord? and who is a rock, besides our God?  God is my strong fortress; and He sets the blameless in His way.  He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on my high places.  He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.  You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your help makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped”…..
….. The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be God, the rock of my salvation, The God who executes vengeance for me, and brings down peoples under me, Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.  Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the nations, and I will sing praises to Your name.  He is a tower of deliverance to His king, and shows lovingkindness to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”
   2 Samuel 22:1-4, 29-37, 47-51.

“We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.  Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.  For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.  Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name,”   Hebrews 13:10-15.

This Week’s Torah Portion | November 12 – November 18, 2017 – 23 Cheshvan – 29 Cheshvan, 5778

Toldot (These Are the Generations) Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

TOLDOT

TORAH : GENESIS 25:19-28:9
PROPHETS : MALACHI 1:1-2:7
GOSPEL : LUKE 3:1-18

About the Weekly Torah Portion

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage.

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will highlight specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel.

The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world.

PORTION SUMMARY

TORAH:

*Genesis 25:22. “The children struggled together within her, and she said, ‘If this is so, why then am I . . .?’ So she went to inquire of the LORD.” Please pray for believers in Israel…that when faced with the perplexity of inexplicable conflicts (of which there are many in Israel), we would be quick to “go to inquire of the LORD” rather than leaning to our own understandings as to how to respond.

*Genesis 25:22-23. “The children struggled together within her…And the LORD said to her: ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger’.” The struggle between the descendants of these two children Jacob and Esau (whose name would also be Edom) would continue; it is a spiritual struggle. God’s hatred for the spirit working in Esau, which not only despised its own birthright, but also persisted in working violence against the lineage of God’s sovereign choosing, would be strongly expressed in the Book of Obadiah—“Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You shall be greatly despised. The pride of your heart has deceived you…For violence against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever” (Obadiah 2-3, 10).

God is a God of love and life—attributes which manifest in holy hatred against all which would seek to thwart His life-covenants with the Children of Adam. “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (Malachi 1:2-3; Romans 9:13). “For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head. For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow, and shall be as though they had never been” (Obadiah 15-16).

We see strong similarities between the spirit of Esau/Edom and that which fuels the religion of Islam today—a religion which despises and harasses Jacob (Israel), even as it “drinks” on God’s holy mountain (before the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem) and binds other nations throughout the world to drink from its lifeless spring. God hates the life-despising spirit and the system of death which it presently oversees. But He loves the millions bound under this system—calling them to come out of it into His covenant of Life.

*Genesis 25:26. “Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Ya’akov (Jacob).” The letters of the Hebrew word translated “heel” also form the root of a word meaning “deceiver”. Jeremiah 17:9 uses this same root, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can know it?” Jacob’s life would be one of coming to know himself and the contents of His deceitful heart—and at the same time, of coming to know the God who nevertheless loved and had chosen him, the God who, after his coming to know himself, would grant to Jacob a new heart and a new name (Genesis 32:27-28).

Genesis 25:29-34. “Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.’ (therefore his name was called Edom), But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.’ And Esau said, ‘Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?’ Then Jacob said, ‘Swear to me as of this day.’ So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.”

Hebrews 12:14-17 (ESV). “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.”

This passage from Hebrews suggests that Esau had come to be led by the desires of his fleshly appetites—placing those before the holy ‘right’ which had been bestowed on him by his birth. As we will see next week (Genesis 28:16-17; 31:42), even with his failings Jacob had learned and acquired a respect for holiness and the fear of the LORD from his parents.

*Genesis 26:2-5. “Then YHVH appeared to him and said: ‘Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants (Hebrew: zera—“seed”) I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.’” The LORD twice here promises to give to Isaac’s physical seed “all these lands”. This shows that although all believers are “descendants of Abraham and heirs of the promises” by faith (Galations 3:7), the physical land would nevertheless be passed on through the physical descendants of his son Isaac.

It is interesting that while the promise of blessing through Abraham in Genesis 12:3 extends to “all families of the earth”, the promise to Isaac in last week’s reading (22:18) and here is that in his seed “all the nations of the land shall be blessed.” It is God’s desire not only to bring blessing to individuals but to communities and even nations through the life of the Holy One who would come through the seed of Abraham and Isaac!

*Genesis 26. Here, even with God’s promise of care and blessing (above), Isaac succumbs to the deceptive weakness of his father Abraham in pretending that Rebekah is his sister. Yet the Lord who is patiently mentoring both of these men into maturity in their faith, mercifully protects both them and their wives as He has promised.

WELLS

*Genesis 26:18. “And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them.” Isaac’s life is much associated with “wells”—From when his future wife Rebekah was revealed at one (24:45) and he, shortly thereafter, came himself from another to meet her (24:62), to the reopening of old wells and the digging of new ones recorded here in chapter 26.

PLEASE PRAY for the reopening of “wells”—of ancient sources of truth and blessing and song in returned Israel—as well as discovery of new reservoirs of understanding reserved for latter days (Daniel 12:9). Pray for rediscovery and proper identification of the well of “Righteousness through Faith” (Genesis 15:6); Pray that Israel will find and open again her true “Well of Salvation”…and come to know His Name.

*Genesis 26:19-22. “Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled…so he called the name of the well ESEK (“Exploited”, “deprived of”). Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also, so he called its name SITNAH (“Sataned”, “Accusation”, “Enmity”, “Adversary”). And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name REHOBOTH (“space”, “wideness’s”), because he said, ‘For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.’”

For over a hundred years the returned Hebrews have faced quarreling, exploitation, and deprivation over the land God has promised to them. As they have attempted to become rooted, and to re-dig the “wells” of their ancient homeland, they have continued to be accused by the world and to be surrounded by enemies and adversaries.

PLEASE PRAY that more and more of returned Israel will come to realize that we will never “make room for ourselves” in this Land. By ourselves, we have no idea how to come into such a relationship with those already dwelling in the land as will quell the quarreling. We must turn in faith to our LORD, Who alone will “make room for us” (and those yet to come) to become permanently rooted and “fruitful in the Land”.

Genesis 26:23-24; 26-29. “Then he went up from there to Beersheba. And the YHVH (the LORD) appeared to him the same night and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.” So he built an altar there and called on the name of the YHVH, and He pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.”

Isaac has consistently given all the glory for his success (26:22, 25) to YVHV, the God taught to him by his father Abraham. His and his father’s testimony of this God have made a lasting impression on the Philistine king Abimelech:

“Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar… “We have certainly seen that YHVH is with you…You are now the blessed of YHVH” (Genesis 26:26-29).


*Genesis 27. Rebekah attempts (as had her mother-in-law before her) to assist the “word of the Lord” spoken over her sons, and enters into a deceitful plan with Jacob to get the blessing of birthright placed upon him instead of Esau. Yet it is God’s sovereign grace which will work out His purposes, in the process, bringing out of both of these sons a revelation of their motives and that in which they have trusted. Isaac will bless them both 27:27-29 and 27:39-40, but the blessing of birthright which Esau had despised will be taken from him forever.

HAFTARAH:

*Malachi 1:11. “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, my name shall be great among the Nations; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the Nations,” Says YHVH of Armies. There is no clearer declaration of God’s great love for all nations. His ultimate purpose in choosing Abraham and making of him a “great nation” (Genesis 12:2), was that One would come through that nation in Whom All the World would be saved!

*Malachi 2:7. “For the lips of a priest should preserve and guard knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of Armies.” Revelation 1:6 says that the One who loves us and washed us from our sins in His own blood has made us into a kingdom of priests. As such, our mouths are of exceptional importance—guarding knowledge for release to those seekers with whom God will bring us into contact. The Hebrew word for “messenger” here is exactly the same as that often translated “angel”. Angels, as part of their services in the Armies of the LORD, are heavenly messengers sent to “minister to those who will inherit Salvation”. As priests before God we are often called to work hand in hand with these supernatural beings.

PLEASE PRAY for a keen understanding of our responsibility as priestly messengers of God to His people (and that in the power of the Holy Spirit we move in step with His heavenly messengers, the angels), while keeping a close guard on our tongues.

[The readings for next week (19-25 November 2017) are called VaYetzeh—“And He Went Out”. TORAH: Genesis 28:10—32:3; HAFTARAH: Hosea 12:12—14:9.]

In A Nutshell

The portion, Toldot (These Are the Generations), begins with the wedding of Isaac and Rebecca. After twenty years of infertility, Rebecca conceives and the Creator tells her she will have two sons. The first was Esau, and the second, which was holding unto his brother’s heel, was Jacob. Esau became a hunter, and Jacob studied Torah.

The first confrontation between the twins was over the selling of the birthright. Esau returned empty handed from a hunt, and Jacob offered him lentil stew in return for the birthright. Esau agreed. After some time Esau discovered that Jacob deceived him.

Later in the portion, Isaac digs two wells, both of which are taken by the Philistines. A third well remains in Jacob’s hands, and he calls it Rehovot. Finally, Avimelech and Isaac make a covenant between them.

The second confrontation between the twins happens when their father wished to bless them. Isaac wanted to bless Esau, his firstborn, and Rebecca asked Jacob to dress as Esau in order to receive the blessing of the firstborn. When Esau discovered that Jacob received his blessing, he wanted to kill him, so Rebecca sent Jacob to Haran, to her brother, Lavan.

Commentary

The drama before us is in fact the process of man’s spiritual development. The story deals with man’s most fundamental forces, although it can be, and has been, turned into a novel.

The Creator created the will to receive. That desire is the entirety of the substance of creation. It is possible to use the will to receive for one’s own favor, or in favor of others. In fact, the whole of creation is prone to using the desire in favor of others, as it is written, “love your neighbor as yourself; it is a great rule in the Torah.” [1] This is the law of the whole of reality, the whole of Nature.

On the one hand we must use the will to receive and satisfy it however we can. On the other hand, the act of satisfying, in which we draw everything to ourselves, must be for the benefit of others. This seems contradictory. Using the ego, the will to receive, must be solely in a direction that is good for everyone. We cannot understand that contradiction, which is why we cannot understand the Torah, making its meaning hidden from us.

The portion seemingly explains it by saying that although Abraham loved Ishmael, he sent him away. Isaac, who loved Esau—the will to receive, all the substance of creation—acted similarly, though Esau is our entire nature, which we need and use in everything we do in life.

The thing is that we must learn to use it with the aim to bestow, a state where the entire ego turns from evil inclination into good inclination. “Love your neighbor as yourself” means that you first act only according to the “as yourself,” meaning as you love yourself. Subsequently, you turn the intention into love of others.

This inversion does not happen through actions because an act in our desire is to receive. Rather, it is done by receiving in order to bestow upon others. Then, all that exists in the world, all the lights—the bounty—traverses each and every one of us and flows to the rest of the world. In this manner, everyone is filled.

Today, as we are discovering how interconnected we all are, we have an opportunity to understand that only through good connections between us will all satisfactions that we so crave pass through us. It will happen only when we satisfy others; this is when we enjoy.

This is the meaning of the birthright. The firstborn in the one on top, in the Rosh (head). The head must have the intention to bestow, to benefit others, love, which is called Jacob, who is studying Torah, which is bestowal.

The portion discusses our need for the Kelim (vessels) of Esau, just as on Purim, we speak of the lights of Haman that we receive clothed by Mordechai, which is the end of correction. It is like the Haman Pockets, where pockets are his Kelim. Esau, the hunter, brings all the egotistical desire under the reign of bestowal, Jacob’s Torah. This is the right way to use our ego, the will to receive.

This makes the combination of Esau and Jacob appropriate. Isaac, the older one, the bigger degree, actually loves the next degree, which is entirely as Esau, as a will to receive that is surfacing. In each new degree, its big will to receive appears first, and subsequently the correction takes place. In other words, when an “Esau” is born in you, you gradually correct it through Jacob until you can use it.

An example of the right combination is the three wells. Two wells, right and left, are not a good combination. The third well is truly Rehovot (wide/broad) “For now the Lord has made room for us” (Genesis, 26:22), which enables drawing great benefit from it.

Jacob receives all the light that comes from the higher degree, from the patriarchs, since Esau cannot receive the blessing. In fact, Esau relinquished it because otherwise he would starve. Only through Jacob—who is operating correctly with Esau’s Kelim, which are our desires—can everyone be satiated, because Jacob directs all his desires toward the benefit of others.

After the stealing of the birthright, a war breaks out between Jacob and Esau because they are completely different. Finally, they find the third well, the third line, founded by both of them.

We have the same problems in our world. On the one hand, we are in our egos. On the other hand, the emerging global, integral system, compels us to be tied to one another. However, we do not know how to connect the two ends. Each of us wants everything for his or her self, and the integral nature that is emerging does not allow it; it “argues” that we are all connected.

Thus, we are all as Esau facing the emerging nature, which is as Jacob. Now we must complement the two. We need to dig the third well through the upper one, Isaac, in order to resolve the crisis.

Sarah was barren for many years, and so was Rebecca. Suddenly, became pregnant. What is the meaning of barrenness and pregnancy, and the transition between them?

In the spiritual world, birth implies the advent of a new degree. In other words, I take part of my desires, with which I can aim to bestow upon others, and I correct them into love of others. The “offspring” of this operation is called a “son.”

This is why we spend many years searching how to sort out our egotistical desires, how to take from them only the ones on which we can build our next degree. Thus, Rebecca’s barrenness for twenty years represents ten Sefirot of Ohr Yashar (Direct Light) and ten Sefirot of Ohr Hozer (Reflected Light), until they all comprise a complete structure that becomes a birth.

In the birth of a new degree, a person always begets both Esau and Jacob. Jacob cannot be born without Esau because there cannot be an intention to bestow without something on which to establish it. Likewise, Esau cannot be born without Jacob because there is nothing we can do with only our egos. Thus, both have to be born together.

This is why “Sin crouches at the door” (Genesis, 4:7): first, the self-centered will to receive that has to grow is born, and subsequently the desire to bestow. Both desires, or both sons, grow. One becomes a hunter, being with animals, with one’s vitality, with nothing but the egotistical vitality. The hunter works with the ego, the will to receive, and enhances it. The other desire has the aim to bestow, and brings one to contemplate how to use one’s nature in order to ascend to greater achievements than this life, to a higher degree.

When the desires grow and reach the higher degree, a struggle unfolds between them, within a person, between right and left. It is settled by means of the third well. Esau must sell his birthright to Jacob or he will starve to death and will never be able to receive the upper light. Likewise, Jacob cannot do without Esau because without him he has no Kelim in which to receive the upper light. Thus, they need each other.

Once Esau is born—our ego, as it is written, “I have created the evil inclination”—the second one is born, Jacob, which corrects it, as it is written, “I have created for it the Torah as a spice.” Both Jacob and Esau eventually achieve the complete correction. They use all of Esau’s Kelim and all of Jacob’s intentions, similar to Haman and Mordechai. In this way, everyone achieves completion in the third line, the third well.

What is the birthright and how can it be transferred or sold?

Birthright means being the leader. Who is leading, the intention or the desire? According to the Torah, the firstborn inherits everything the father has. There is no meaning to being the firstborn other than that. It may very well happen that the second or third child will succeed more because they have learned from the experiences of the elder.

Clearly, the evil inclination comes first, meaning the desire that the Creator created, as it is written, “I have created the evil inclination.” Initially, all of us are evil; we all emerged from the breaking of the vessels; we are all egoists. Only afterward do we correct ourselves according to our free choice.

The firstborn is always Esau. However, I see that I cannot succeed with my Esau. We can see through today’s crisis that we are in an impossible situation; there is nowhere to go. It will not be long before we have nothing left in the world, not even food. We are in “search mode,” in Esau’s field, but we cannot find any fulfillment in it.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to understand things before they happen. Having no other choice, we must turn to Jacob and ask him to take over, to accompany us and to manage us, since Jacob knows the ways of the Creator—he is studying Torah and he is in the light. Jacob has revealed the Creator and he knows how to achieve love of others. In a global, integral world, we have to be in such connections, too, but we do not know how to establish them correctly in order to sustain ourselves. This is why eventually the Jacob in us steps forward and manages us, meaning he becomes the elder.

So why did Esau feel deceived and sought revenge?

Esau is the evil inclination. Until it is corrected, it will always appear as such, crueler and crueler. These are the “pangs of the Messiah,” where our ego, our will to receive, is appearing so we may gradually correct it.

From The Zohar: And the Boys Grew – for He Had a Taste for Game

“This was so even while in Rebecca’s intestines; each went to his own side, since when she engaged in good deeds or when she went past a place where it is good to perform the Mitzvot of the Torah, Jacob would rejoice and rattle to get out. And when she went near a place of idolatry, that wicked one would rattle to get out. For this reason, when they were created and came out to the world, each of them was separated and went and was drawn to his befitting place.”

Zohar for All, Toldot (These Are the Generations), item 74

Man is born as a “wild ass,” wanting nothing but to “devour” everything in sight. Even when we are little, each of us wants everything. The more we grow and expand our field of vision, the more we want to dominate and rule over everything. It is natural, and it is good because the ego has to grow.

In our evolution as humanity, we grew over millennia using our Esau desire. This desire grew and drew us forward. But now we have come to a state where the world is compelling us to keep advancing, but with the Jacob desire in it, not with the Esau one.

We are the will to receive, and we always chase pleasures, but we are still not happy. Worse yet, we are sinking into depression and anxiety.

For thousands of years we thought that we were obtaining the best, that we were building the American Dream. Now we are discovering that we are not happy because Esau is no longer leading us. All over the world we are discovering that the Esau in us can no longer hunt anything. It did not happen on the first day when he went out to the field. After all, the world developed and became a successful hunter, while Jacob was studying Torah.

But since the day when Kabbalists arrived, matters have changed. They were sitting quietly and engaged in nothing but connection with the upper source of the light that reforms, that corrects us, while the rest of the world continued to develop with technology, which only caused everyone to want everything in a never ending race.

Today Esau is returning from the field, tired and hungry, and is asking to be fed. It will not be long before decision makers understand the gravity of our situation, and they will seek advice. They will seek it even in the wisdom of Kabbalah, and that is when we will work together.

It is not such a simple matter because we are talking about cunningness. Even Jacob is considered a fraud because he deceived Esau twice.

It is not actual deceit because Esau was hungry. The thing is that today we have no choice; we have completed the Esau stage, and we must begin the period when Jacob is in the lead. Esau did not vanish; it is just that he is working with Jacob’s method, and it is specifically with that method that he finds fulfillment.

If you are hungry and want to fill yourself, the way is to connect to the nature that is now emerging. We are all connected; we have no choice. The world and Nature are showing themselves as mutually connected. We must work accordingly and stop our self-centeredness and bias. We need to truly begin to build ourselves differently through education, and we must explain to every person in the world how much we are all interdependent, and that only through our connections will we be able to sustain ourselves.

Why does Jacob steal the birthright?

Jacob did this because Esau could not understand; he is the evil inclination. Esau is not merely the will to receive in order to draw, to satisfy itself. Esau sees that he has no choice, that he has no more meat to eat, so he is compelled to ask for the lentil stew. His consent to eating the lentil stew expresses the transformation of the fulfillment.

What is the current meaning of the lentil stew?

It means taking pleasure in giving, in satisfying others, and then all the lights will pass through us. We will live in such a way that we receive for ourselves only what we need for ordinary life, and focus our minds and hearts on connecting to others and on satisfying everyone.

Each of us ties him or herself to another, and this is the mutual guarantee. It is a major psychological shift. If we connect in this way to one another, each of us will be filled in both body and mind. But for that, we must alter our internal structure.

It is as though we must deceive ourselves. We must choose which way we want to go. We can take the path of suffering, which will leave us hungry and empty-handed mentally and physically, and will eventually force us to change. Nature, too, will force us, because everything has been set up this way for us, deliberately, so we would understand. Alternatively, we will choose the other way—to change voluntarily. The minute we place Jacob in the lead and Esau in the back, everything will harmoniously and perfectly fall into place on every level: economy, water, ecology, and so forth.

In the end, Esau still wants to kill Jacob. He does not calm down, but only intensifies.

It has to be this way. The ego must constantly grow within us. In the next degree we will rise into an even greater level of egotism and will discover that we must fight additional wars.

In other words, we are learning a method here.

These two forces, right and left, meet at higher degrees each time. Each time, they reach a temporary agreement, until the end of correction, until we are all are using the singular, big ego that the Creator created, and we turn it into bestowal.

Nothing has changed throughout history; the same two forces keep fighting each other.

Of course, things do not change in any of us, or in all of us together. However, we must enjoy this revelation. We must want that situation to appear even more. It is truly a great delight when a person knows what is happening and is in a state of connection, searching, implementing these elements, meaning using these two forces. By that, one builds the middle line each time, and learns to use one’s nature correctly, toward connection with the world, with others. In this solution one finds the connection with the upper force.

From The Zohar: The Blessings

“Blessings mean giving strength for the end of correction, as it is written, ‘And go out to the field and hunt game for me,’ with a Hey [in the word “hunt” in Hebrew]. This implies the correction of Malchut de Tzimtzum Aleph, whether in Esau’s way or in Jacob’s way, to perpetuate that way forever.

It is known that because of the breaking of the vessels, 320 sparks fell from holiness to the Klipot [shells], and that afterwards the Emanator corrected some of them. And because of the sin of the tree of knowledge, they fell into the Klipot once more, and our whole work in Torah and Mitzvot is to take those 320 sparks out of the Klipot and bring them back to holiness. They are the MAN that we raise.”

Zohar for All, Toldot (These Are the Generations), item 147

We raise MAN through the 288 sparks. We cannot correct the stony heart (32 desires), and they are corrected only at the end of correction.

What does it mean to raise MAN?

Raising MAN means to increase the connection between us. Only through such a request—called “prayer for many”—does the force known as the “light that reforms” comes from above and connects us. In this connection between us, in the new, corrected Kli (vessel), we discover the upper world, our spiritual, eternal life here and now.

It appears from the story that Rebecca favors Jacob, and Isaac favors Esau. Why is this so? In many families we find that fathers favor the son, and mothers favor the daughter; what is the root of it?

The root of it is that first, we reveal the evil inclination, the ego, which is called “the son, “the firstborn,” the evil inclination. In each new degree, the evil inclination grows first, and the father is happy about it because he wants his son to initially grow without the corrections, to be strong, to really want to “devour” the world. This is the foundation, the will to receive that is ready for corrections, although it is not yet ready to be used. Henceforth, the corrections will come from Rebecca, the mother.

It is as we learn in the upper Partzufim (plural of Partzuf), upper Aba ve Ima (Mother and Father) from whom emerge the forces of correction. Ima comes from the side of Hesed (mercy); hence her favored son is Jacob, the quality of Jacob. She keeps him the way Bina gives birth to ZON. Conversely, within the father is the force of his Hochma, which acts against the vessels of reception. This comes from the side of Isaac, the father. The mother, the power of Hassadim (mercies), the force of Bina, corrects these Kelim.

We also need to keep in mind that Isaac is the left side of Abraham, who emerged as the left line, in relation to Abraham. This means that his very essence is to bring to the world the force called “Isaac,” the force of our ego, to discover it, so he is certainly closer to Esau.

[1]Jerusalem Talmud, Masechet Nedarim, Chapter 9, 30b.

A Declarations & Decrees: You Are Elohim God’s Light!

Declarations and Decrees: You are Elohim God’s light to the world — darkness is being exposed!

I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power.

The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace  (Revelations 2-3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10,13).

◦ We decree and declare Christ/ Messiah WITHIN YOU is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

◦ Wherever YOU go, He is shining forth to EXPEL DARKNESS and EVIL.

◦ They will flee for they cannot tolerate the LIGHT’S BURNING BRIGHTNESS.

◦ We decree EYES and EARS will be open, senses will be sharpened, SALVATION IS HERE for those who will FOLLOW GOD’S LIGHT, His TRUTH, His Gospel in Christ Jesus/ Messiah Yeshua.

◦ We decree and declare the HOMES, of all Believers, are LIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE HIDDEN, the sanctuary for the lost and needy, drawing and beckoning for all the weary to come into the Kingdom of our Lord.

◦ We declare DARKNESS IS DISPELLED from our regions as the LIGHT OF the Lord Jesus/ Yeshua is FLOODING the World.

◦ God is SHIFTING THE ATMOSPHERE: His Kingdom is COME and is CONQUERING the Earth.

◦ We decree REVELATION to the Lost, VISIONS and DREAMS, that they will recognize Jesus Christ/ Yeshua Messiah is the WORD THAT WAS SPOKEN, the WORD OF CREATION, that the World came to be through Him.

◦ We break every hinderance in the name of Jesus/ Yeshua.

◦ The Lost will be drawn to Salvation through the Son of the Most High God.

◦ We declare GOD LOVES THE WORLD; for this reason He gave His only and unique Son, so that everyone who TRUSTS in Him will have Eternal Life, instead of being utterly destroyed.

◦ Christ/ Messiah came into the World that the World might be saved….. SO GREAT IS THE FATHER’S LOVE!

◦ We proclaim Christ Jesus/ Messiah Yeshua is Lord, we are slaves to those who are seeking the TRUTH.

◦ For it is the God who once said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has made HIS LIGHT SHINE in our hearts, the LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S GLORY shining in the face of Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.

◦ We declare ALL GLORY TO THE RISEN KING, for we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that it IS EVIDENT that such OVERWHELMING POWER comes from God and is not from ourselves.

◦ We decree and declare that HE who RAISED THE LORD JESUS/YESHUA will also RAISE US WITH HIM and bring us along with all those who believe into HIS PRESENCE.

◦ We declare WE DO NOT LOSE COURAGE.

◦ Though our outer self is decaying, our inner self is being RENEWED DAILY.

◦ For our light and transient troubles are achieving for us an EVERLASTING GLORY whose weight is BEYOND DESCRIPTION.

◦ We decree WE CONCENTRATE not on what is seen but on WHAT IS NOT SEEN, since things seen are temporary, but THINGS NOT SEEN ARE ETERNAL!

◦ We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.

In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of Elohim God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit.

The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord Elohim God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.

The Lord Elohim God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it.  Amen!

“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life,”   John 8:12.

“You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven,”   Matthew 5:14-16.

“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.  There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.  He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.  He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.  There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.  He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.  But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,”   John 1:4-12.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.  He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.  For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”   John 3:16-21.

“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves…..
….. But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you.  For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.  Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.  For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal,”   
2 Corinthians 4:5-7, 13-18.