In the Torah portion of Shoftim (Deut 16:18 – 21:9), there was a neat little nugget that I meant to share but never did. The nugget is in the verse of Deut 18:6. It reads in the English:
“So if a Levite comes from any of your gates, from where he dwells among all Israel, and comes with all the desire of his mind to the place which YHVH chooses," - Deut 18:6
Nothing too spectacular there, but as usual, the nugget is in the Hebrew.
A Facebook friend of mine, Bo Israel, and I always have our antenna up for witnesses of Yeshua in the older testament Hebrew and one witness for us is, of course, the את, but aso the Alef Tav with a vav, like ואת. (I consider those to be Yeshua with a sword or even Yeshua (את) with a spike or nail (ו). So one word that gets our attention is “ot” (אות), like in the sh’ma. “A sign (ot / אות) on your hand” (Deut 6:8).
In Deut 18:6 there is an אות, but it doesn’t mean “sign”. It means “longing: desire, lust after – H185. From H183: to wish for: covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after). So if we have in the back of our mind that “אות” represents Yeshua with a spike in Him, and read the Hebrew, which says:
It reminds me of another verse:
We get a picture of Yeshua with a spike, not longing to suffer, but longing to fulfill prophecies of Himself and longing to conquer death. Longing to please His Father. Longing to be our example and to help us unshackle ourselves from the heavy burdens of our sins, making it possible to be with us in His Kingdom.
He loves you so much.
If you have time, this man portrays well how much Yeshua loves you. https://youtu.be/diPhrDPH8U8
Shalom, b’shem Yeshua ha’Mashiach 💕
Why do I not call the Messiah “Jesus” anymore? For the same reason that I don’t call Him George. That’s not His name. 😉💗