“O Jerusalem, the holy city, He will afflict you for the deeds of your sons, but again He will show mercy to the sons of the righteous. Give thanks worthily to the Lord and praise the King of the ages, that His tent may be raised for you again with joy. May He cheer those within you who are captives and love those within you who are distressed. Many nations will come from afar to the Name of the L Continue reading “The signs of the times – 24”
“Should Edom say, ‘We have been struck down but we will rebuild our ruins,’ this is the reply of HaShem of hosts: Let them build! I will pull down. They shall be known as Unholy Land and Nation-with-which-the-Lord-is-angry-for-ever. Your eyes are going to see this . . . The son honors his father, the slave respects his master. If I am indeed Father, where is My honor? If I am indeed Master, Continue reading “The signs of the times – 22 – To the priests – 3”
“‘I turn again in compassion to Jerusalem; My Temple there shall be rebuilt’ – it is HaShem of hosts who speaks . . . ‘My cities are once more going to be very prosperous. The Lord will again take pity on Zion, again make Jerusalem His very own'” (Zech 2:3-4).
“I have forsaken My Temple, I have abandoned My heritage; I have delivered the love of My soul into the palm of her enemies. To Me, My heritage was like a lion in the forest; she raised up her voice against Me: therefore I hated her. Has My heritage become for Me like a bloodstained bird of prey which the other birds of prey surround [proclaiming]: ‘Go gather all the beasts of the fie Continue reading “To the priests – 2”
“O HaShem, You have enticed me and I have let myself be enticed; You have overpowered me and have prevailed. I am a daily laughing-stock, everybody’s butt. Each time I speak the word, I have to howl and proclaim, ‘Violence and ruin!’ The word of HaShem has meant for me insult, derision, all day long. I used to say, ‘I will not think about Him, I will not speak in His Name any more.’ Then there Continue reading “A very real example of how God our Father works”
“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel! He has visited his people and redeemed them. He has raised up for us a mighty savior in the house of David his servant, as he promised by the lips of holy men, those who were his prophets from of old. A savior who would free us from our foes, from the hands of all who hate us. So his love for our fathers is fulfilled and his holy covenant remembered. He swore Continue reading “Zachariah’s canticle to God the Father”
“And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If you will not hear and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My Name, said the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you and will curse your blessings, yes I will curse them because you have not taken My commandment to heart. Behold, I will give you the shoulder and will scatter upon your face the dung of your solemnities, and Continue reading “To the priests”