Hebrew Word of the Month - February 2016 Newsletter
Hebrew Word of the Month 'Yada' by Ingrid Yolanda
We’re in the month of Shevat (a time of the restoration, rejuvenation, rebirth of spring) or February, when many hearts are spry with the need for affirmed love.
Intimacy is the way to True Love and restoration.
Intimacy’s Arch Enemy is Lust Lust in Hebrew is Sheriruth, meaning "obstinacy," evil imagination. Yahweh said in Psalm 81:12, "I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart," a willful self-satisfaction (1John 2:16, 2Peter 2:10, Rom.13:13-14, 2Tim 2:22).
Did you know lust doesn’t lead to intimacy? It sets up a false image and makes an idol out of what the eye is set on. Lust focuses our view on the gift, above the Giver (Yeshua). It’s an immature area that’s unyielded to Yahweh. The frustrations of lust, becomes control. It produces jealousy, which is a false love. This causes one to use the word as a weapon to curse and kill, instead of intended blessings, to restore. It's a euphoric desire for substance without going through the fire of purification, which keeps you from a depth of truth. It’s self-seeking, self-serving and strives to fulfill a need or an emotions.
Intimacy is the Way to Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-8(NKJV) 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never fails.
Yada in Hebrew is the word for intimately knowing. It's part of relationship, and entering into covenant together. Which means: to learn, discern, perceive, to know by experience; it’s an unveiling of Yashua by seeking Him with our whole heart. Yada takes us past the surface, behind the veil and into the chamber of the King. Here, we partake in consummation to produce life (Yashua). It’s like a diving expedition into the nutrient rich heart of Love. It involves an inner spiritual experience of exchange. Intimacy reciprocates between two as an open, standing invitation to be seen and known from the inside out. It’s a qualitative, multifaceted treasure hunt that never ends. A journey that stretches, matures, and enlightens us. Tasting to see at each level and turn, that He is good.
In the volume of the book it is written of me. It’s a treasury of mystery and secrets, bringing us to the intimate acquaintance of our salvation (Yashua), laying down all for His love, and His will. It’s “The Word” confounding the wise. The seeming contradictions, that suddenly explodes in truth. Only when we seek (desire) first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness can all these things be added to us. One spirit, one mind, His word inscribed by Glory fire. He’s formed in us, and we in Him, fitted like a glove.
True knowing (Yada) leads us on an intimate passionate journey into the depth of discerning His (Yashua’s) heart, and allowing Him to have full access to our heart unconditionally, that’s Intimacy.
We invite you to join us as we continue worshiping in spirit and in truth. You can choose from multiple meeting locations along with streaming live from our Forerunner Ministries International website @ www.forerunnertv.com. Our desire is to seek out the intimate deep treasures of Yeshua’s heart. Come, let’s dive in for glorious revelation, understanding, and knowledge that will fill us and lead us into the fullness of His Glory.