Length of Days – June

“We’re on the threshold of July;

When did June gets wings to fly!

Longer days;

Length to play,

But yet June choose to fly away.

Mr. June, your

Gone too soon.

Prepare the sky,

Here comes July!”

“The day is Yours, and Yours also the night;

You establish the sun and the moon.

It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;

You made both the summer and the winter.”

Psalm 74:16-17 (NIV)

 

 

Photos captured at Cross and Crown Cowboy Camp for Children June 2017

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Having Heard – The Woman on the Street – Capernaum Part Seven “1

It has taken me two weeks to mull over the story of the Woman on the Street of Capernaum. I hope you don’t mind joining me  for a day or two as we watching her miracle unfold.

Would the woman with the “issue of blood” having heard about Jesus, used her last coins to go by boat to Capernaum?

Located on the other side of the Lake from Capernaum, is the City of Tiberias, a major Roman town known for its warm springs used for healing. Did she hear about Jesus there? Could she have used the last of her coins to pay the entrance tax to look for the Man in Capernaum?

Could someone have told her whose house He was staying, or did she just follow the crowds while she walked the streets of Capernaum.

 

“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.” Mark 5:27 (NKJV)

Jesus would have worn something similar to this as His prayer shawl. The tassels is also known as the “wing” as in Malachi 4:2 “healing in its wings.”

Breaking the Law, she pressed in to touch the hem of His garment, Jesus turning spoke the words she longed to hear…

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Perceive, Taste and Be Filled

“Taste and see that the LORD is good…” Psalm 34:8 (NIV)

Taste – the Hebrew word (ta’am) taw-am’

 

Word Revelation:

Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit. 

 

“…the disciples pressed Him, “Rabbi, eat. Aren’t You going to eat?”

“He told them, “I have food to eat you know nothing about.”

“The Disciples were puzzled. “Who could have brought Him food?” John 4:31-33 ™

Hebrew letter – Tet – 9th letter
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, To Wrap
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Mem – 13th Hebrew letter
Word picture – Water
Meaning – waters, flow, Holy Spirit
Can you see the “wave” on the top of the letter?
(One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)

To Taste – Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit.

“Oh, Taste and see that the LORD is good;

Blessed is the man who trust in Him!

…Those who see the LORD shall not lack any good thing. ”

Psalm 34:8-10 (NKJV)

 

Bridegroom’s Arms

“After the storm all fear is gone;

For I’ve learned to dance,

Resting,

In my Bridegroom’s arms.”

 

“Your left arm would be under my head,

And Your right arm would embrace me…

Place me like a seal over Your heart,

Like a seal on Your arm.”

Song of Solomon 8:2&6 (NLT)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Come Speedily – Capernaum Part Six

Capernaum by the Sea

“…and He was by the sea.

And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name.

And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying,

“My little daughter lies at the point of death.

 Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”

So Jesus went with him.” (Mark 5:21-24 NKJV)

 

Jairus name means – “God enlightens”.

Enlighten – to glitter, to illuminate, cause to shine.

Is it safe to say?

When Jesus visited Jairus house, raising his twelve year old daughter from death, Jairus and his household were enlighten, illuminated, shining and glittering in the brilliance and Light of the Son!

 

“Stir up my heart,

Illuminate the view.

Jairus on his knees,

Lord,

I’ve pleaded there too!

“Come speedily! Save my son! For without Your intervention, his life is surely done!”

Jairus must have cried these very words to You.

Thank You Jesus for Your Grace,

“For behold, (You) make all things new!” (Rev. 21:5)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Capernaum

Thank you Wally Fry of Truth in Palmyra for sharing your link with me! I loved what you shared about Jesus being familiar enough in Peter’s home to “go into the women’s quarters.” I did not know this. So much to learn, and makes reading the Bible come alive! Thank you for sharing your journey to the Promise Land.

Truth in Palmyra

Capernaum was “home” for Jesus for a good bit of his ministry here on this earth. Many think he more or less lived there for a period of 18 months, and it seems likely that he used Peter’s House as a home base. Capernaum was a fishing village and was likely where Peter and Andrew lived, as well as John and James.

The Synagogue is Caperaum is fascinating. It is actually TWO of them one on top of the other. The one folks can see clearly today is the one built after the Temple period. The 1st century one, where Jesus would have preached and taught, is actually under the old one.

Here is some homework by the way. What were the key differences between the Synagogue system during the Temple period, and how they were used in the post Temple period? It’s pretty fascinating history actually, and explains many…

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The Door of Healing – Capernaum Part Five

Healing came through The Door when Jesus entered Peter’s house.

View of the Synagogue from Peter’s house.

After leaving the synagogue on Sabbath, Jesus’ path took Him right to Peter’s mother-in-law in her time of need. Jesus reached out His hand, “and lifted her up”, and “immediately the fever left her.”(Mark 1:31)

Excavated walls of Peter’s house.
Church with a “clear” floor for viewing built above the walls of Peter’s house.

Peter’s house is located within a short walking distance of the synagogue.

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014© in Capernaum

 

Whose House – Capernaum Part Four

There is no clear path pointing to whose house Jesus visited when He entered Capernaum. During His life here on earth, “according to the pattern” (Acts 7:44), I believe there can be only one.

Synagogue in Capernaum

“And He said to them, ‘Why were you looking for Me? Did you not know that I must be in My Father’s house.” (Luke 2:49 ESV)

Pilgrim traveler writing in his journal while resting in the Capernaum Synagogue

“Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.” (Mark 1:21 NKJV)

Photo captured in February 2011

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

From Darkness to Light – Capernaum Part Three

In the Valley of the Doves…

 “For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.” Isaiah 9:5 ESV

Herod in his zeal to capture and destroy the zealous Jews living in the “craggy mountains”, went to great “length” to “make use of a contrivance that was subject to the utmost hazard, for he let down the most hardy of his men in chests, and set them at the mouths of the dens.”  Thereby the soldiers would shoot arrows with fire into the caves or use hooks to pull the people out.

Josephus Flavius who wrote with “The unique perspective and unparalleled historical content” [1] retells the story of an old man and his family, rather than becoming slaves to the Romans “preferred death”.

The father, standing at the entrance way of the cave, would have each of his seven children step up to the opening. He would slay them, then throw their dead bodies to the bottom of the valley. After slaying his wife in this manner, the old man threw himself to his death upon the dead bodies of his wife and children.

 

I can’t help but wonder, on their way to Capernaum as Jesus led His traveling companions on the well-worn path through the valley, He knowing what was to come, became quiet as He thought on these “neighbors” of the future.

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land deep in darkness, on them has light shined.” Isaiah 9:2 ESV

Jesus

Isaiah prophetic words fulfilled.

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Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014© Mount Arbel

The First Jewish Revolt (A.D. 66-70)

[1] Flavius, Josephus. The Complete Works, translated by William Whiston. Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN. 1998 (print) [Introduction, and Chapter 16 1.16.4, page 681]

 

 

No Rest Sunday

Not a typical weekend at our house.

After 18 years, it was time to replace the pool liner.

We started on Saturday morning, and working as a family. The new liner, in the 24′ pool began to be filled by 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning, waking to sore bodies and a job to finish,

 

Yep, my job was cut and bagging up the old liner as husband and son worked on replacement of rails etc…

With that said, I missed Church today, and it sure was nice to take time to rest on the couch and be encouraged by reading post from my neighbors here at WordPress!

Thank you FearlessinJesusChristhttps://fearlessinjesuschrist.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/sunday-devotion-25/

I sure enjoyed your Sunday Devotional on Eagles!

My family and I turned a “job” we were not looking forward to doing, into an opportunity to work together, laugh together, and thank the LORD for the cool weekend in southern Oklahoma! 

Oh, and Abby did manage to get her rest! 

 

Installing tip: don’t forget to load up on the spray when doing a job like this! 

Shared from WordPress

FearlessinJesus – Eagles

Sunday Devotion – http://wp.me/p860T4-10j

Thank you to FearlessinJesusChrist our neighbor here on WordPress, the above link (I am hoping) will take you right to her Sunday Devotional blog for today.

I am attempting to learn how to “share” many of the excellent post of our friends and neighbors.

I hope this works, especially since I am on my phone and not my computer!!

If anyone can offer some tips on sharing, I sure would appreciate it! Thank you!

Walking With the Dove – Capernaum Part Two

Jesus and His family would have walked through the Valley of the Doves, passing by the craggy, mountain cliff sides of Mount Arbel on their way to Capernaum. This was the common route from Nazareth to the Sea.

I imagine going to Capernaum was as when we go to the seashore or the lake with our families for holiday. Or possibly His new disciples were excited to have their own families meet Jesus and His family. Young John was the only one to write of this journey in the Gospel of John. Whatever the reason, there must have been great joy as they walked from the overflowing wedding experience to the anticipation of the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Little did the disciples neighbors in Capernaum know, Jesus coming to their town was about to fulfill Scripture and changed its course in history forever.

“…but in the latter time He has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.” Isaiah 9:1 ESV

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011©