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What Mean These Stones?

In the Holy Scriptures we find the passage from the book of Joshua 4. (Yahoshua 4 from the Hebraic Roots Bible). Our statues, monuments, other physical markers serve as reminders by which we remember and teach future generations of mistakes or better, yet, Yah’s glorious mercies in our lives.

Chapter 4
1 And it was, when all the nation had
completely crossed over the Jordan,
YAHWEH spoke to Yahoshua, saying,
2 Take twelve men for you out of the
people, one man of each tribe.
3 And charge them, saying, Take
twelve stones from this place, from the
middle of the Jordan, from the place
where the feet of the priests were
fixed. And you shall carry them over
with you and lay them down in the
lodging place which you stay in it
tonight.
4 And Yahoshua called to the twelve
men whom he had readied from the
sons of Israel, one man out of each
tribe.
5 And Yahoshua said to them, Cross
over before the ark of YAHWEH your
Elohim to the middle of the Jordan,
and each man of you lift up one stone
on his shoulder, according to the

number of the tribes of the sons of
Israel,
6 that this shall be a sign among you,
when your children ask hereafter,
saying, What are these stones to you?
7 You shall say to them, Because the
waters of the Jordan were cut off
before the ark of the covenant of
YAHWEH, as it crossed over into the
Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were
cut off. And these stones are for a
memorial to the sons of Israel all the
days.
8 And the sons of Israel did as
Yahoshua commanded, and took up
twelve stones out of the middle of the
Jordan, as YAHWEH had spoken to
Yahoshua, according to the number of
the tribes of the sons of Israel, and
crossed over with them to the lodging
place, and laid them down there;
9 even the twelve stones that
Yahoshua lifted up in the middle of the
Jordan, in the place where the feet of
the priests bearing the ark of the
covenant stood firm. And they are
there until this day.
10 And the priests bearing the ark
were standing in the middle of the
Jordan until everything was finished
that YAHWEH had commanded
Yahoshua to speak to the people,
according to all that Moses
commanded Yahoshua. And the
people hurried and crossed over.
11 And it happened, when the people
had finished crossing over, the ark of
YAHWEH and the priests crossed
over before the people.
12 And the sons of Reuben, and the
sons of Gad, and the half tribe of
Manasseh crossed over in battle array
before the sons of Israel, as Moses had
spoken to them;
13 about forty thousand armed men
of the army crossed over before
YAHWEH for battle, to the plains of
Jericho.

14 In that day YAHWEH made
Yahoshua great in the sight of all
Israel. And they feared him all the
days of his life, even as they feared
Moses1
.
15 And YAHWEH spoke to
Yahoshua, saying,
16 Order the priests who carry the
ark of the testimony, that they rise out
of the Jordan.
17 And Yahoshua commanded the
priests, saying, Rise out of the Jordan.
18 And it happened when the priests
who bore the ark of the covenant of
YAHWEH had come up out of the
midst of the Jordan, and the soles of
the feet of the priests had been lifted
to the dry land, the waters of the
Jordan returned to their place, and
flowed over all its banks, as before.
19 And the people came up out of the
Jordan on the tenth of the first month,
and camped in Gilgal, in the east
border of Jericho.
20 And the twelve stones which they
took out of the Jordan were raised up
in Gilgal by Yahoshua.
21 And he spoke to the sons of Israel,
saying, When your sons ask their
fathers hereafter, saying, What do
these stones mean?
22 Then you shall make your sons
know, saying, Israel came over this
Jordan on dry land,
23 because YAHWEH your Elohim
dried up the waters of the Jordan
before you, until you crossed over, as
YAHWEH your Elohim did to the Red
Sea, which He dried up before you
until we crossed over;
24 so that all the people of the land
shall know that the hand of YAHWEH
is strong, so that you may fear
YAHWEH your Elohim all the days.

Fast Food Believers!

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16

because “All flesh is as grass, And all he glory of man as the flower of the grass.  The grass withers, And its flower falls away, 25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.”  1 Peter 1:24-25

What Scripture do you question?  what Scripture have you been told no longer applies?  How does that jive with the above Scriptures?

FAST FOOD BELIEVERS – by Torah Family (Steve Moutria)

 

Shabbat Shalom!!!

What is a Milk Run?

Shabbat Shalom!

Enter Wonderland

If you’re reading this page, you’ve likely seen at least one of the “Milk Runs” posted on the blog, and more than likely you’ve wondered at the name.  Each post contains a description of the purpose of the series, in that they are regular posts designed to provide short, clear teachings from the Bible and an application for Christians.  But why are they called milk runs?

The answer can be seen in  1 Peter.

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. … Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 1:23; 2:2-3

Throughout the New Testament, we see an image of Christians that receive new life, being born again in the Spirit through faith…

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She’s Off! Again

These past two months have been such a blessing with our whole family together at home.  Daughter Jessica, returned in June from her two years in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, having taught kindergarten at The American School.  She made so many friends, both at the school and the US Embassy.  She had purchased a car and explored the countryside as much as possible on long weekends.  On longer breaks, she took in Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.  She was able to come home for visits occasionally.  She will miss her classroom assistant, Ms Cuty, very much – she just loved that wonderful lady.  As she gave me a hug (the boys and i visited Thanksgiving 2013), she says to me, ‘in the classroom, Miss Jessica is my boss, outside, she is my daughter.’  I will never be able to adequately thank this wonderful lady!.

Read about her experiences in her blog at The Honduras Experience.

Now, she has just landed in Dubai, UAE via Delta Airlines for her next two year stint at teaching.  This time, she will be teaching kindergarten at Dubai American Academy, a world class private school.

Taking her to Kansas City International Airport yesterday was a difficult task for me.  Emotionally, i’m just a basket case.  Of course, i’m thrilled she has the courage, tenacity, and hard work ethic to graduate number one in her Central Methodist University class of 2013 with honors at age 21, then to apply for and obtain a foreign teaching job, then do it again, travel all over while she’s in those areas, but at the same time, I want her safe at home.  But she’s probably not in any more in danger on her travels than she is on our north Missouri farm.

Successful college career. Number one in her class, with honors and a 4.0 GPA Summa Cum Laude
Successful college career. Number one in her class, with honors and a 4.0 GPA Summa Cum Laude

It was certainly nice not to have to leave home at 2am to make the flight like it was for Tegucigalpa!  But it is now 23 hours from our house to her apartment in Dubai.

So, maybe i burst into tears occasionally because of the change?  my children are grown and leaving (left) the nest?  making lives of their own?  Geesh, those should make me happy!  What’s wrong here?  I am happy – just not ready.

Since it is Friday, we probably won’t hear from here until Sunday or Monday, when she is settled into her apartment and utilities are turned on.  What a difference in weather and culture!   It’s currently 93 feels like 107F in Dubai – not bad, we’ve been having that in  north Missouri, EXCEPT, it’s 1 am in Dubai.

Shabbat Shalom!

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