Daniel surrounded in Peace

Nine in Scripture speaks of the Holy Spirit.

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Nine gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:1-10

Nine fruits of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22


 

“It takes the Holy Spirit to understand,

The depth of treasures

Written by Your hand.”

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The Ninth letter “Tet” has a meaning of “surround”.

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as in the “twisting” of a vine growing up towards the light.

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Or the “encircling” to keep something together, and loose ends from falling apart.

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I especially like this example – the “twisting” of braided Easter bread with icing on top! Sweet!


 

 

The Ninth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is the word picture of a “snake”.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

Definitely NOT my favorite word picture.

But, as much as I do not like the picture or the idea of a “snake”, there is still no denying the existence of evil.

Hence, even in the letters, “Tet” can be used to help give understanding and wisdom in the “spiritual” and “natural” realm.


 

 

What of Daniel in verse 9 of Chapter 10? 

“Then I heard the sound of his words, I fell on my face in deep sleep with my face to the ground. 

Daniel was “encircled, surrounded” in a deep sweet sleep!

For Daniel, in the context of the retelling of his story, he has just seen the full face of Jesus in verse eight – Chet.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

He didn’t fall into the “encircling” or “twisted” fear of the “snake”;

But into the sweet sleep of the beloved as one who has seen

And felt the surrounding peace of the beauty of Christ.


 

If you are tossing, “twisting”, and

feel as if your loose ends are coming apart;

May you as one who hears,

“the sound of His words…”

“I have come that (you) may have life, and that (you) may have it abundantly.” John 10:10 

“Encircle” your thoughts and mind to

love of Jesus

Who wore the “twisted” vine of thorns

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to give you peace, free from fear 

“He gives His beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2

for He is the

Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Good night and God bless!

denise


 

poem by denisebalog

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