Hebraic Studies A Gem found in Amnos - with Dr. Rabbi Reuven ben-Avaraham.
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A Gem Found In Amnos - Amos 4:3.
The truth is that our wonderful Tanakh contains many more treasures and precious Gems than many of us actually realise, for it is within the very Words that Our Heavenly Father uses and more so what is actually meant by them? Many might say;
But rabbi, I have read and studied the Torah and so much of the Tanakh very carefully for so long, thus how come that I or our rabbis would have missed what you are sharing in this study?
Indeed that is an excellent question, but the main reason is this, there are always blessed treasures that can be lost, for the truth is this, so often these passages are read and sadly so much of its depth is missed, for everything may well contain so much of the smallest details, and often the full beauty and understanding somehow does get lost. However, treasures are to be found that will bless us all!
Believe me The Tanakh is filled with so many precious gems, which were revealed right from the heart of - Y-H-V-H Elohims beautiful teachings, and that is what I am delighted to share with you, in order that you will be blessed with the wondrous gems Elohim, blessed be He, has given us in His Word through His prophets!
Let us read from Amnos - Amos chapter 4, verse 13;
For, lo, He that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thoughts, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth; , the Elohim of hosts, is His Name
Here is an alternative somewhat more modern translation from the Ivrit (Hebrew) and it is as follows;
For behold, He who forms mountains and
creates winds; and reveals to man His deeds; He turns the dawn
into darkness and tramples upon the heights of the earth; ,
Elohim of Hosts, is His Name (Rav.RbA).
For most reading this, it may seem quite unremarkable, however, believe me it is a remarkable verse, for within it we are able to discover an understanding with a much deeper meaning, for when we look at the depth and its hidden nuances of what is actually written within this verse.
Let us begin with the very first part of verse 13 of Amnos - Amos chapter 4, and let us dig a littler deeper into what was actually written.
He that formeth the mountains, and createth
the wind (JPS).
Ki Hine Yotzer Harim uvore Ruach
When you study His word you have to ask yourself why were these words joined in this particular pattern, considering after the first part of the verse, Elohim, blessed be He, links them to the following;
and declareth unto man what is his thoughts.
Elohim does not communicate His words randomly; everything has a meaning on many different layers and I do mean levels of understanding.
Now let us look closer at some of the words used, Amnos said He who forms the mountains. The Hebrew root word for forms is - - Yotzer being the same word/root we find where Elohim formed man from the dust from the dust of the earth;
Then Elohim formed a man
from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life, and the man became a soul. And Elohim
planted a garden eastward, in
Thus, as we can see Yotzer - - forms or formed has a special significance in divine and human attributes, depending on what the mind and thoughts of man are based on. When it is used in a secular way, man is seen as the clay, and the potter is Elohim, blessed be He. The ultimate goal is to transform the clay to form a beautiful vessel to be filled with the Glory of all of Elohims wonderful attributes that a man can possibly hold and contain. However if the clay does not conform to hold all of His Glory and chooses another form using its free will to rebel against Elohim, the form is attached to Harim - - or Har - - the mountains.
The Harim - mountains refers to mans pride rising above the earth in domination of everything, except he is not able to dominate his rebellious self-will. Instead of man being capable of humbling himself and is able to bend to the will of a loving his Elohim, blessed be He, he tends to choose a high Mountain which is the exact opposite of a valley. You could say that symbolically a Mountain is much like an inverted vessel that is unable to hold anything, such as water, however when it is reversed just like a valley, or dams that are built into a depression, becomes a huge vessel that can hold much water. In this came the latter being an analogy of the Glory of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
Thus what is the lesson
here, are we able to bend to His will; and are we able to be
humble and be like a valley and not be like a stubborn mountain
before our Heavenly Father. When one conforms to His will,
believe me, you will become a vessel that is capable to
communicate with Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name,
and do the work that we are all intended for, and that is to
share His love to mankind, through the way we live our lives!
The Hebrew root word for
create and creates is
So the beginning of mankind brings the emphasis that without He who created us, we no longer need to be sustained by His creation. Therefore our initiation becomes the opposite, instead of life; we choose an ending, deconstructing, and death. The word here is wind being the Ivrit - Hebrew root word Ruach that refers to the life Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, has given to us, by having breathed into us. As we do not take notice about our breath as we breathe which is every second of our life, thus we give absolutely no thought at all who has given it to us, or who sustains all life to every single thing on the entire Earth. Nevertheless, if we should skip just one single breath, we are jolted, as all of our senses are switched on and panic seizes us to find our breath again. The wind Ruach is invisible yet it can be felt. Elohim is also (invisible), but you can feel His presence encompassing all of life that surrounds us.
All this comes to a head when we read the next section of the verse;
and reveals to man His deeds (thoughts)
The word reveals Hebrew root word magid - - which means to declare, to tell, or make known. Thus by revealing something that was previously unknown or unknowable to the person, Elohim, blessed be He, offers the solution to be right with Him.
The next word in this
verse is thoughts and its Hebrew root word is
He turns the dawn into darkness - It is the light that brings the dawn, even before the sun rises that mankind will reject the light before the brightness, His Glory has appeared.
Why is Elohim using this
analogy here? It is when His light comes upon a person, before it
has time to shine, Sadly all too often man rejects the coming
light being Elohim rising upon Him, thus Elohim, blessed be He,
brings the darkness upon man, because of the rejection by man of
and tramples upon the heights of the earth; Elohim of Hosts, is His Name
treads comes from the Hebrew root word Dorek
- - which means to tread, bend, lead, way, road.
Here we see Elohim showing the road to life and for man also, to
walk upon His road. Rejection of His road leads man or woman to
walk on another road which will leads to destruction of oneself.
The word high places comes from the Hebrew
root word Bama - that has a basic meaning of height
or an elevation and it also refers to a place
of worship. Also referring to the idiom of treading on
the heights conveys the notion of possessing key
terrain and thus signifies being in firm control.
To tread is a promise given to
Therefore we are to choose the way of our beloved Torah, and follow His road, and never alter His Word in any shape or form just as it is stated in the Torah and throughout the Tanakh and Keep His Torah just as it is written.
As I have said so many
time before sadly ancient priestly and rabbinic traditions of
days long gone have tragically rewritten our laws and some may
possibly have done so, thinking they had done this in all
righteousness, but sadly the truth is they were disobeying the
will of our Elohim! As well as the One and only Torah we were
ever given and yet they continue to pretend that there was
another text from Elohim, which is a lie. Find a single
scriptural qualification for that, and there is none!
Our all-knowing Elohim gave us a very powerful instruction for He knew mens controlling ways and He was not wrong for our own history proves it, just read Yirmyahu Jeremiah as well as other prophets and what we read there is simply shocking, what our evil leaders, and I do mean priests, etc, did. And as it were both priest and rabbis who did the very opposite to what Elohim Commanded in the Torah!
But we can change our ways and as faithful Hebrews we MUST uphold His true Torah as was written and we have it in the Five Books of Moshe! This is what Elohim so clearly said to us in Devarim - Deuteronomy chapters 4 and 5.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of your Elohim which I command you Devarim - Deuteronomy 4:2 (JPS).
Ye shall observe to do therefore as your
Elohim hath commanded you; ye shall not turn aside to the
right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the way which your
Elohim hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be
well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land
which ye shall possess Devarim - Deuteronomy 5:28-29
We obviously lost our land because our leaders
led us astray, for they tragically changed our laws to man-made
ones and the precious Mitzvot of Elohim somehow took a kind of a
back seat. But worse still, since when were we permitted to pray
to the dead, which is common these days, and ask the dead to seek
Elohims help for relatives, etc, which is done daily. Yes
this all came from the Chassidics, and especially the
Chabad-Lubavitch movement who even dared to claim
that their very dead rabbi Menachem Schneerson, as is clearly
stated on one of their recent promo cards containing his
full colour photo and it clearly states under his picture - This
is the God Mashiach. Figure that out if you can, and
tragically those badly taught rabbis are somehow now
running many of our Synagogues? I have heard some of their
teachings and it is just horrid, and completely full of error.
The rabbi in my city stated that the Egyptian princess must have
believed in the Elohim of Israel, and that Jochebed waited to
place Moshes basket in the
It is time for us to get back to reality and the faith of our beloved Torah and all that is written in the Tanakh, for sadly man is being too clever and Elohim knew what they were capable of. Just read between the lines of this study, and you can see the righteous in the valley, and those who are empty living in their own ways, well they are all up on the top of the mountain, and are full of pride, what I call the I, Me and My-Self. The sad truth is, where will they end up?
I am aware that this study contains a great deal, but remember that if we do use the Sanctified Name of our Elohim, as you have seen it stated on this study, remember that Our Heavenly Father did clearly say that His name is a Memorial to all Generations and that it should be mentioned. But obviously, it is not for regular speech, as it can only be used under the right circumstances, such as during our sacred prayers, when reading the Torah/Tanakh and in our private quiet prayers. Thus we must never use it in vain or in conversations, etc! In the correct circumstances using the blessed Name is 100% in compliance with the Torah!
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