Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Your Faithfulness

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.

Psalm 36:5-9

Psalm 29:1-4
Acknowledge the Lord, you heavenly beings,
acknowledge the Lord’s majesty and power!
Acknowledge the majesty of the Lord’s reputation!
Worship the Lord in holy attire!
The Lord’s shout is heard over the water;
the majestic God thunders,
the Lord appears over the surging water.
The Lord’s shout is powerful,
the Lord’s shout is majestic.

Full Moon & Jupiter May 28, 2018 - Golan Heights, Israel

Psalm 36:5-9

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.

You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

Your Love Oh Lord (Psalm 36) - Third Day

The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; 
and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.
 Psalm 34:18 

 God’s comfort is all around us.

Evening Sunset - May 29, 2018 - Salem, Oregon

Morning Moonset - May 30, 2018 - Salem, Oregon

Full Moon Over Jerusalem (Mount of Olives on left)

God continues to show His glory over us!

The Lord's faithfulness keeps shining forth!

This May 29th devotional was so encouraging. 

The May 31st afternoon rain brought sweet smells of petrichor in the air.
Reminders of a previous study and video. 
Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrᵻkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. T
he word is constructed from Greek πέτρα petra, meaning "stone" and ἰχώρ īchōr - Petrichor study - pdf  ;-)  

Then we experienced an evening rainbow and a beautiful sunset.
God's great majesty continues to be proclaimed!!

May 31st evening sky

June 1st morning
sighting of a pair of eagles!!!
(no photos though ;-(

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Lamentations 3:22-25


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Deliverance / Salvation / Victory

teshuah: תְּשׁוּעָה  deliverance, salvation
Word Origin from yasha

2 Samuel 23:12
But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

1 Samuel 11:13
But Saul said, "Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel."

Yehoshua:  יְהוֹשׁ֫וּעַ  "the LORD is salvation," 
Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Isr.
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah)
Short Definition: Joshua

Word Origin from Yhvh and yasha

yasha:  יָשַׁע  to deliver
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-shah')
Short Definition: save

Yhvh:  יְהֹוָה the proper name of the God of Israel
Part of Speech: Proper Name
Transliteration: Yhvh
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-vaw')
Short Definition: LORD - Havah: to become / get

Yeshua: Jeshua
Original Word: יֵשׁ֫וּעַ
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine
Transliteration: Yeshua
Phonetic Spelling: (yay-shoo'-ah)
Short Definition: Jeshua

YASHA:  Reaching out in Jesus’ Name, to rescue, defend and deliver wounded hearts.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; 
save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14

YASHA is the Hebrew word for Salvation- which means saved, healed and delivered. 
YASHA is a one-word description of God’s plan to meet the needs of humanity through His Son. 
Matthew 1:21

Yeshua Hamashiach - Jesus Is Lord - Majesty - Lyrics

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8:36

Word study inspiration ;-)
Victory Day... I Pray, I Pray!!!

Deliverance / Salvation / Victory

I Corinthians 15:50-58

Where O Death is Your Victory? (Isaiah 57:1-2)

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? 56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. 57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Isaiah 57:1-2
The Blessed Death of the Righteous
1The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come].
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.

nikos: victory
Original Word: νῖκος, ους, τό
Phonetic Spelling: (nee'-kos)

May Events – Liberation / Victory Day

May 8 – was observed as “Liberation Day” in East Germany from 1950 to 1966
May 8-10 - Rockefeller Auction - Christie's @ 20 Rockefeller Plaza (preview May 5-8)
May 9 – Jupiter at Opposition
May 9 – Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. -
May 9 - Netanyahu & Putin meet on Wednesday in Moscow
May 9-11 - JetBlue -"Pie in the Sky" event with Patsy’s Pizza in East Harlem est. 1933 - NY to LA
May 10 – Roman Ascension Day - 39 days after Easter (Western)
May 10 - Exhibit opens “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” @ The Met, NYC

May 12-13 - Ascension Day - Aliyah of Messiah (
  - Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-14
May 22-23 – Shavuot/First Fruits – Pentecost (A betrothal covenant) -

My Deliverer Is Coming - Rich Mullins (Lyrics)

References / Sources:

Deliverer - Matt Maher 

More mediation on God’s name:

Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone 
[with lyrics]


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2018 Events

I am only a wild flower in Sharon,
a lily in a mountain valley.
Like a lily among thorns
is my darling among women.
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my dearest compared to other men.
I love to sit in its shadow,
and its fruit is sweet to my taste.
He brought me to his banquet hall
and raised the banner of love over me.
Song of Solomon 2:1-4

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19
May 5-6 – Water Jar, marking the approximate radiant of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.
May 9 - Jupiter at Opposition
May 25 to 28 - Beauty! Moon and Jupiter 
The Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 3°46' of each other. The Moon will be 12 days old. At around the same time, the two objects will also share the same right ascension – called a conjunction. 

May  - What's in the Sky

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
John 4:23

Historical events by Hebrew date:

2nd Month - April 18/19 – Iyar / Ziv 1, 2018 / 5778
3rd Month - May 16/17 – Sivan 1, 2018 / 5778
begins after the sighting of the new moon 

Timeline –

April 31/May 1 - 2nd Passover (Numbers 9:6-14, 2 Chronicles 29:1-27)
For those who fail to keep Passover at the appointed time in Month 1, the Scripture provides for a second Passover and Unleavened Bread observance that starts today.
The Samaritan sect celebrates the holiday of Passover in close adherence to biblical traditions such as sacrificing animals and donning long white robes.

16 Iyar 3826 - 66 C.E.: The Roman legion under General Holofernes ransacked Yerushalayim, killing 3000+ Jews.16 Iyar 3830 – May 10, 70 C.E.: Titus and the Roman army laid siege upon Yerushalayim, greatly weakening its defenders. The Romans recaptured the middle wall of Yerushalayim and demolished it. The city was later burned, its inhabitants massacred, and the Beit HaMikdash destroyed on the 9th of Av.
Iyar 16 (May 10 A.D. 70) - Titus' siege of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

May 1 – Beltane (pagan) -  light half of the year / beginning of summer
 Old Irish Beltaine is derived from a Common Celtic *belo-te(p)niâ, meaning "bright fire". The element *belo- might be cognate with the English word bale (as in bale-fire) meaning "white" or "shining"
May 1, 1931 - The Empire State Building opened 87 years ago (lit up in white)
May 1, 2003 - Iraq war - President Bush declared the end of major combat operations

May 1 events -

May 2-3 - The Council Complete of State  of the Sovereign #OrderofMalta meets today in the Magistral Villa #Rome to elect the new Grand Master or a Lieutenant of the Grand Master

May 3 - 67th Annual National Day of Prayer  -
 - 2018 theme will be Pray for America - UNITY, 
based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 6 – 81st Anniv. of the Hindenburg burning
May 7 – Gala “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” @ The Met – NYC
May 8-19 – 71st Cannes Film Festival begins 
Festival de Cannes –
“Leave No Trace” premiered at Sundance and will next screen at Cannes, which means the movie gods have deemed this the perfect time for a trailer. “Winter’s Bone” director Debra Granik directed the film, starring Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie as a father and daughter living in the wilds of Oregon. Avail yourself of the trailer below.

May 8 – was observed as “Liberation Day in East Germany from 1950 to 1966
May 8-10 - Rockefeller Auction - Christie's @ 20 Rockefeller Plaza (preview May 5-8) - Napoleon items
May 9 – Jupiter at Opposition
May 9 – Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. -
May 9 - Netanyahu & Putin meet on Wednesday in Moscow
May 9-11 - JetBlue -"Pie in the Sky" event with Patsy’s Pizza in East Harlem est. 1933 - NY to LA

May 10, 1775; 242 years ago - Philadelphia * 
May 10, 1776, Congress passed a resolution
May 10 – Roman Ascension Day - 39 days after Easter (Western)
May 10 - Exhibit opens “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” @ The Met, NYC

May 10 – Deadpool 2 fan screening -
May 11-13 -  LA DragCon

May 11/12 -  Parashah is Be-Midbar which means "In the Wilderness." 
Be-Midbar is also the Hebrew name for the book of Numbers. Be-Midbar was the Parashah on the first Sabbath after the ascension of the Messiah. Today is Shabbat Mevarekhin which means "Sabbath of Blessing." It is the last Sabbath before the New Moon. Shabbat Mevarekhin does not occur in Month 6 as the entire month anticipates the New Moon of Month 7. Torah Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarahs Hosea 1:10-2:20

May 12–20 The Design Pavilion @ Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

May 12-13 - Ascension Day - Aliyah of Messiah (
  - Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-14
May 12-13 - Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) – 51st Anniversary

May 12 - fifth running of the IndyCar Grand Prix

May 13 – 15 - Israel | March of the Nations Conference - 
Thousands of Christians from all nations will come to Jerusalem for a special conference. Together with Israelis from all spheres of society, they will walk from the Knesset to Mt. Zion: They honor Holocaust survivors, demonstrate publicly that the nations stand side by side with Israel and say “No!” to anti-Semitism!
See presenters and schedule: *
May 15 @ 8:00 PM - "Festival of Life” at Sultan’s Pool with a Concert from international and Israeli artists

New York subway station brings back David Bowie
The underground exhibit will be live until May 13  -

May 13 – Mother’s Day

INDIA –St. George is commemorated each year from 27 April to 14 May at Edathua [47] On 27 April after the flag hoisting ceremony by the parish priest, the statue of the saint is taken from one of the altars and placed at the extension of the church to be venerated by the devotees till 14 May. The main feast day is 7 May, when the statue of the saint along with other saints is taken in procession around the church. Intercession to Saint George of Edathua is believed to be efficacious in repelling snakes and in curing mental ailments.The sacred relics of St. George were brought to Antioch from Mardeen in A.D.900 and were taken to Kerala, India from Antioch in 1912  
Prince born on St. George Day – April 23 in London / 21 days to May 14

May 14, 1948 (5 Iyar 1948) – Proclamation ofthe State of Israel 
**** 70th Anniversary
U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both among his top advisers, are the likely candidates to represent the administration, along with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, who will head a delegation of 250 from the US, including some 40 politicians and officials, reported Israel's Channel 10 news.

Monday, May 14 - ends on Saturday, May 19
Israel Burning Man - Midburn!!!!
The burn is held every year in May or June, around the Hebrew holiday of "Shavuot" (Pentecost) 
One of my dear friends Shiran Maor, astutely described the difference between a festival and a Midburn event. He said, “Instead of an event of consumption, Midburn is an event of creation.”
The Midburn event is the official regional event organized by the Midburn community – the Israeli Burning Man community. The Midburn community started its path in September 2011, when a group of burner friends got back from Burning Man in Nevada and decided to create a community which will conserve the spirit of ...

May 15 - New Moon (Hidden Moon)
May 15, 1776.  The Second President of the United States, John Adams, called a resolution the Congress passed the “most important resolution that was ever taken in America.”

May 15 -“Nakba Day” – the day Palestinians have chosen to decry the establishment of Israel
May 15 -
May 17 -
May 15-17 - MADISON, Wis. — A full-scale training exercise simulating a long-term mass power outage in Wisconsin kicks off May 15 at sites around the state.  Known as Dark Sky, the exercise runs May 15-17 in Brown, Calumet, Dane, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and will test the abilities of private utilities, law enforcement, first responders and the National Guard to respond to the scenario as well as its second and third order effects.
The public should not be concerned if they notice an increased emergency responder presence, military personnel, vehicles and equipment, or non-military unmanned aerial vehicles operating in their communities during the exercise. The exercise includes an Alliant Energy facility in Fond du Lac County, which will serve as one of the National Guard training sites.

May 16 - UN Day of Living together in peace -
May 16 - The International Day of Light -
May 16 – New Moon / 3rd Hebrew Month (
May 16-June 14 – Ramadan begins

May 16/17 - Yom Hazikaron Israel State Holiday - Memorial Day

May 17/18 - Yom Ha-Atzma'ut Israel State Holiday - Independance Day
May 17 - Homophobic and Transphobic Violence in Education -
 - bullying against biblical viewpoints - God's word!!

May 18/19 - Parashah is Naso which means "Take"
Omer Day 47 [46 delayed moon count]  7th Sabbath

May 18 – Deadpool 2 release -
May 19 – USA Armed Forces Day
May 19 – Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
May 21 – Victoria Day (Canada) / National Patriots’ Day (Quebec)

May 20-21 – Shavuot/First Fruits (Rabbinical calendar)
May 20 – Pentecost (Roman calendar/western)
May 22-23 – Shavuot/First Fruits – Pentecost   (A betrothal covenant -
May 22 - "Grace" satellite launched 

May 24-26 - Viva Technology - Porte de Versailles, Paris - - Macron, Zuckerberg
Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity.

May 24 – Platinum - Celebrating Israel at 70 @ Royal Albert Hall, London
May 24 - "Last Days ..." Michael Jackson TV Special

May 25, 1946 - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan independence from UK mandate
May 25 - Ireland election (abortion -8th Amendment) - vote to repeal
May 25 -  Pit Stop Challenge and Indy Lights Freedom 100
May 25 - Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere (May 25, 1977, first Star Wars movie) - 41 years

May 27 - Orthodox Whit Sunday
May 27 - Colombia Election -,_2018
May 28 - Orthodox Whit Monday
May 29 - International Day of UN Peacekeepers -
May 29 – Memorial Day
May 29-30 - Manhattanhenge - sun alignment

Other international meetings:  &

But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life.
John 4:14

Ongoing –
TBA - Arch of Triumph of Palmyra, Syria returns to Palmyra ??

Top 10 places to see Israel’s spring flowers

Be alert and always keep on praying ... 
Ephesians 6