Saturday, February 7, 2015

BITTER HERBS

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do you cook with herbs? cooking with fresh herbs is new to me, I found it interesting how that fresh rosemary could give a rather nice flavor to baked new potatoes  but yet bitter when eaten alone or with the potatoes this got me thinking & investigating herbs, now we all pretty much know what herbs are, how they can be used to enhance flavors in what we cook , oils etc.

dictionary:

herb/hɜːb; US ɜːrb/ noun

1.a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant

2.any of various usually aromatic plants, such as parsley, rue, and rosemary, that are used in cookery and medicine

(as modifier): a herb garden

 

HERBS IN THE BIBLE

(1.) Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage (Gen. 1:11, 12, 29, 30; 2:5; 3:18, etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green herbage (Amos 7:1, 2). (2.) _Yarak_, green; any green thing; foliage of trees (2 Kings 19:26; Ps. 37:2); a plant; herb (Deut. 11:10). (3.) _Or_, meaning "light" In Isa. 26:19 it means "green herbs;" in 2 Kings 4:39 probably the fruit of some plant. (4.) _Merorim_, plural, "bitter herbs," eaten by the Israelites at the Passover (Ex. 12:8; Num. 9:11). They were bitter plants of various sorts, and referred symbolically to the oppression in Egypt.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

the book of Daniel  deals with

FASTING
PRAYING
BELIEVING
VICTORY

isn’t that what our walk with the  Lord today is all about?  we

may not think about herbs too much when w e cook with them , enhance the oils we use in cooking ,start with looking up the word herbs and see where it leads you, you will find that over in Exodus   proverbs herbs played a big role in the Passover, the children of Israel were commanded to bake unleavened bread with bitter herbs, this was to be a symbol of the bitterness they felt when they were slaves in Egypt

and ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread for their selfsame day have AI brought your armies out of the land of Egypt therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever( EX.12:17)

you might find these  links interesting

http://www.learnthebible.org/bitter-herbs.html

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/herb/

it’s amazing where one word will take you, go ahead look it up…herbs…

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

THROUGH THE LIFE OF DANIEL

 

We’re taking on the Daniel fast challenge with Kristen Feola Author of  The Ultimate Guide To The Daniel fast again this year

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is an inspiring resource for Christians who want to pursue a more intimate relationship with God through the 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting known as the Daniel Fast. The book explains the Daniel Fast in easy-to-understand language, provides 21 thought-provoking devotionals for each day of the fast, and shares […]

resource: http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com/

I’ve decided this time that I would take it a little bit deeper than just avoiding meats, refined sugars etc. for three weeks but  to dig deep into the life of David as well as try new recipes that may be outside our comfort zone, so join us as we share inspiration & encouragement through the life of Daniel

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

why was this fast so important at this time in Daniels life?

(Daniel chapter one )

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SUMMING UP THE BEATTITUDES

 

we hope that you have enjoyed walking through the Beattitudes with us, throughout this journey we have touched on:

BLESSINGS

GENTELNESS

PEACE

HUMBLENESS

FRIENDSHIP

HEALING

FULFILMENT

PROMISES

PERSERCUTION

RESTRORATION

MERCY

COMFORT

PEACE

wow! what a a powerful chapter! let’s review  shall we?

MATT. 5:3-11

(V.3)Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven

(V.4)Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted

(V.5)Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth

(V.6)Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled

(V.7)Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy

(V.8)Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

(V.9)Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God

(V.10)Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of God

(V.11)Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say say all manner of evil against you falsely for my name sake

was there one or more that really touched home with you? I have enjoyed having you  absorb Gods word through the Beattitudes with me & pray that whatever comes your way  that you have the strength of David to hold your head high  & cry out LORD HEAL MY SOUL!

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

BLESSED ARE YE WHEN MEN REVILE YOU

AND PERSECUTE YOU (MATT.5:11)

Lord help me be like David as I look to you, heal my soul

(v.11) Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake

revile : to use abusive language

persecute:to harass with ill treatment.to annoy

cross reference: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ happy are ye for the Spirit of Glory and of God resteth upon you, on their part he is evil spoken of but on your part he is glorified (1peter:4:14)

cross reference: having a good conscience  that whereas they speak evil of you as evildoers do, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ (1peter:3:16) 

persecution can run deep but if we do all that we know to do our accusers will be made  to be ashamed, for like the saying goes, actions speak louder than words, we do not need to worry about deafening ourselves for we are known by the fruits we bare

Psalms 41-42 gives a wonderful example of persecution, restoration & healing for David

cross reference: yea mine own familiar  friend in whom I trusted which did eat of my bread hath lifted his heel against me (Ps 41:9)

David is hurt that his friend could do such a thing in verse  5 he begins to have a conversation with his soul and says why are thou cast down o my soul? for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven

friends will come & go throughout our lives, we are not to  lose your savor for we are the salt of the world &  a light in the darkness

in  all the confusion & hurt that David went through from his friends, he made up his mind to keep his eyes on the Lord & he began to cry out

LORD HEAL MY SOUL!!!

living  a Godly life, humbling ourselves before God,delighting in God with our praise, feasting on the word will feed the soul & when the soul gets fed the soul begins to heal & we can begin to dance like David did

like David our soul can be healed, have you been persecuted? look up & cry out

LORD HEAL MY SOUL!!!!

LET HIM RESTORE YOUR SOUL TODAY!

 

 

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE

FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD (MATT.5:10)

persecuted: the art of being persecuted to oppress or harass with ill treatment

(v10) Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven

righteousness sake: to be persecuted for standing up for  what is right

If you live a Godly life

If you are humbling yourself before God

If you are delighting yourself in God

If you are feasting on his word

this world is going to persecute your walk with God

cross reference: (2Tim.3:12)  yea and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution 

with this walk there comes persecution but like David we can cry out Lord heal my soul! & he will hear & deliver us for there is healing for the soul at the feet of Jesus

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS

FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD (MATT.5:9)

peacemaker: one who makes peace by settling disputes of others

when you have the peace of God in your heart then it will become second nature to become a peacemaker, you will do everything within your power to keep the peace in a situation , you have to have peace within yourself to be  a peacemaker,

cross reference: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee(Isaiah 26:3)

a good way to have peace is to know in whom you put your trust in, stay rooted in the word, keep the spirit man within you fed with the word for when the spirit is weak & hungry then the peacemaker becomes a trouble maker

cross reference: when a mans ways please the Lord he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him (Prov.16:7)

Blessed are the peacemakers for the shall be called the children of God (Matt.5;9)