Yesterday our Pastor was sharing how he has been getting New Revelation in The Word recently.
One thing I have struggled with is being in the word everyday. I don't understand the hidden meanings and rarely have those Aha moments.
But today....I had to stop and write this because I LOVED what I learned.
I have started reading The Passion Translation because I love all the footnotes he has and there are a lot. As a linguist, he often looks at the meaning of certain words in different languages. It may be Greek, Hebrew and/or Aramaic.
Matthew 2:1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem-Bethlehem, or Byt-lehem, means "house of bread." the prophesied birthplace of Messiah. However, the Hebrew word lehem can also mean "fighters." Jesus was born in the House of Fighters! This is the city of David, one of the greatest fighters in the entire Bible. Perhaps this is why the people of Jesus'day expected him to fight the Romans and free their land from foreign occupation. Jesus fulfilled both aspects of the meaning of Bethlehem in Gethsemane and on the cross, where he fought the "Goliath" of our souls and won, becoming Bread for the world. God controls all events, proven by the prophecy that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem even through his parents were living in Nazareth. See Mic 5:2 Luke 2:1-19 (TPT)
Is that as Aha Amazing to you as it is to me?
He fought the Goliath of my soul and already won!
I encourage you to grab your journal, click the link below and listen to this song and let the words create images in your mind that apply to you and your life right now.
Imagine him fighting your battles for you... Being your rescue story....
Write about what came to mind. Describe the best you can where you were, what you saw, felt, and experienced.
Write about what battles is he fighting for you right now.
What does that look like today?
Tell him what battles you need him to be fighting for you.
Ask him to give you eyes to see how he is fighting that battle when you can't see it.
Ask him if there is anything else he wants to tell you about this battle...
Thank him for what he's doing and what he's already done.
Have a Blessed week and remember...He IS your rescue story!