Our friend Al has done it again with unsurpassing clarity and grace!
Verse List: elect (ba-KEER) Strongs # H972 and G1588
בּחיר Bet-chet-yud-resh “house enclosed by the hand of the head”
Interesting word picture and word study. Can the “elect,” “the house enclosed by the hand of the Head,” in the gospel of Isaiah be different from the “elect” that Yeshua points to in Matthew, Mark, and Luke? Can the “faith of God’s elect,” which Paul claims to follow, be different from the faith taught in Isaiah’s gospel? Or Yeshua’s gospel? Why does Peter call the strangers “elect”?
If you consider yourself among the “repairers of the breach,” this one’s for you!
I was only in the US Army for about four years, but was blessed to attend multiple special skills schools as well as a nice variety of deployments to several parts of the globe. When Napolean Bonaparte said, “a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon,” he might have been speaking of me. No question, I loved the challenge of hard schools and difficult duties. In a twisted way, suffering is fun. It separates the men from the posers.
In spite of the fact that I recognize those bits of colored ribbon fade and will eventually be destroyed by fire, I still pine for those days of testosterone, sweat and tears. Maybe it’s just the way I’m wired.
Being wired that way, though, is not necessarily a bad thing… Maybe it has usefulness for the Kingdom. Throughout Scripture, over and over, we witness God taking…
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Very interesting things are happening in our day!