Friday, August 17, 2012

Peridot ....

Return, O Israel, to Ha'Shem your G*d,
For you have fallen in your iniquity.
Take words with you
And return to Ha'Shem.
Say to Him
"Forgive all guilt
And accept what is good,
Instead of bulls we will pay
The offering of our lips.
Asshur shall not save us,
No more will we ride on steeds,
Nor ever again will we call
Our handiwork our g*d,
Since in You alone orphans find mercy!"

I will heal their affliction,
Generously will I take them back in love,
For My anger has turned away from them.

I will be to Israel like dew,
She shall blossom like the lily,
It shall strike it's root like the Lebanon.
It's boughs shall spread out far,
It's beauty shall be like the olive tree's.
It's fragrance like that of Lebanon.
They who sit in it's shade shall return,
They shall be revived like corn,
They shall blossom like the vine,
It's scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Ephraim shall say ....
"What more have I do do with idols?
When I respond and look to Him,
I become like a verdant cypress"
From Me your fruit is found.

He who is wise will consider these words.
He who is prudent will take note of them,
Be discerning & know them.
For the paths of Ha'Shem are smooth,
And the righteous shall walk in them,
And the rebellious stumble on them.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Eikev .....

My lesson will drip like rain, my speech will distil as the dew,  like storm showers on vegetation and like raindrops on grass. 
~ D'varim 32:1 ~ 

So says Ha'Shem .... 
 On the day that I will have cleansed you from all your iniquities,  
I will cause the cities to be settled, and the ruins shall be built up. 
And the desolate land shall be worked, instead of its lying desolate in the sight of all that pass by. 

 And they shall say .....
 'This land that was desolate has become like Gan Edhen, 
and the cities that were destroyed and desolate and pulled down have become settled as fortified cities.' 

 And the nations that are left round about you shall know that I, Ha'Shem, 
have built up the ruined places and have planted the desolate ones,  
I, Ha'Shem, have spoken,  and I will perform it.
 ~ Yechezkel 36.33-36 ~

  For so says Ha'Shem .... 
"Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, 
Prosperity like a stream, 
The wealth of nations like a wadi in flood, 
And you shall drink of it.

You shall be carried on shoulders , and on knees you shall be dandled.   
As a mother comforts her son So I will comfort you, 
You shall find comfort in Y'rushalayim. 

 And you shall see, and your heart shall rejoice, 
and your bones shall bloom like grass, 
The power of Ha'Shem shall be revealed In behalf of His servants, 
But He shall rage against His foes.
~ Yeshayahu 66.12-14~