Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yeshua's 40 days in the desert: singling out a misinterpreted verse

ויהי שם ב מדבר ארבעים יום והשטן נסהו ויהי עם החיות ומלאכים שרתוהו

Mark 1:13 He was there in the wilderness forty days, Satan tested him and he was with the Hayyot (guttural pronunciation) and angels (Malakhim) were serving Him. (Franz Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels)





a representation of the angelic creatures ( "Living Creatures") called Hayyot
(See Ezekiel Chapter 1 and Revelation, Chapter 4)


My very recent acquisition of Hebrew Delitzsch Gospels confirms what I already knew deep in my heart: the Gospels are not a Western document. Not only are they interconnected with Torah and other Scriptures of the Old Testament, they are also deeply rooted in Jewish customs.
If we really want to understand what rabbi Yeshua our Messiah actually meant in His words and how He lived in the 1st century, we must make the effort to understand the Gospels in their original context. I might displease some of you, but this is not an option, otherwise you'll miss the same direction of the Gospels that are too often interpreted in a very simplistic and completely drawn out of context.
My grandfather used to have the most beautiful garden in his quarter. People used to admire how he managed to make fruit and vegetables grow and how he took care of flowers and plants.
He spent hours digging the soil and watering it. And I think that his hours of digging, along with regular watering, made his garden look really beautiful. Similarly, we need to step away from classical theology and read the verses we think we know with new eyes and a humble spirit. We must make the effort to dig deep into the Jewish background that birthed them, possibly with a rabbinic approach. We must dare to question the text, with the help of the Holy Spirit. This is what verses are meant for. Do not accept an interpretation, because it is popular. It might be wrong.
Humble yourselves before Yeshua. Ask Him and He will reveal the treasure of the Gospels.


A new perspective on brand Mark 1:13






Most of you know the episode of Yeshua in the desert. It was indeed a testing time for Yeshua, which is symbolically linked to the 40 years that the Hebrews  spent in the desert.
Based on translations of the Greek version, most translations render the verse of Mark 1:13:

"He was in the wilderness forty days, enduring temptations of Satan. He was with wild animals, and the angels did minister to his needs. "

The regular translation of Mark 1:13 is based on the misinterpretation of the word "Hayyot" which means "Living Beings" and refers to a type of angels are distinct from the main angels or Malakhim serving Yeshua.
Actually that one word Hayyot, changes the whole meaning of the verse and lets us know that Yeshua was experiencing a supernatural vision of the throne of Hashem, similar to Ezekiel's description.


Description of the Hayyot and vision of the glory of Hashem's throne






Here is a YouTubeVideo that will help you become familiar with the mystical experience of Ezekiel (Merkabah mysticism). Yeshua saw the same type of angelic creatures and the glory of Hashem.




One may ask: why did Yeshua have this experience in the desert, in the middle of the trial of the enemy?

Many supernatural mystical experiences occur when we are ALONE with Hashem and entirely focused on Him. Many individuals are actually missing them, because of their fear of the desert.
When I speak of "desert", I am not speaking specifically of the physical desert, but I am referring to a complete isolation space and silence where we welcome the presence of Hashem with a committed heart.

Like Yeshua, our Messiah,  be open to welcome the desert experience. May our hearts be committed to Hashem and  our minds open to learning more of His Word. Amen.


Copyright © Isabelle Esling




Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1 Samuel 6: a story of expiation of sins

Please read my most recent Linkedin article that reflects on the story of 1 Samuel 6. May Hashem increase your reverence towards Him and bless you all.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Wealth that emanates from Heaven by Isabelle Esling

Wealth that emanates from Heaven by Isabelle Esling: I never felt wealthier as of today. Yet the good I had in my hands wasn't made of banknotes. I know that people of the world will probably not get my point, but individuals who are deeply rooted into ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

How the ark of Covenant put the Philistines into serious trouble




Who said that the Creator doesn't possess a great sense of humor? Since I started walking with Yeshua, I am surprised every single day by our Lord, especially in the way He teaches me Scriptures.
I don't read the Bible in the rigid and unproductive way I used to. Actually, I read it less, but more efficiently, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Yeshua shows me the portion of Scripture He wants me to read. Yesterday I stumbled across the story of 1 Samuel 5, a story of defeat for Israel, but also of huge humiliation for the Philistines and their idol Dagon. I couldn't help but laugh while thinking of the hemorrhoids of the Philistines... 

Breaking the fish-God idol


"Now the Philistines had captured the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the temple of Dagon, where they positioned it beside Dagon. When the residents of Ashdod got up early the next day, Dagon was lying on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him back in his place. But when they got up early the following day, Dagon was again lying on the ground before the ark. The head of Dagon and his two hands were sheared off and were lying at the threshold. Only Dagon's body was left intact." 1 Samuel 5:1-5

Who is Dagon? Dagon comes from the Hebrew word dag ( fish). This pagan deity used to be revered by the Philistines.

Hashem shows Israel's enemies His power and breaks their vain idol.
In the same way, we must bear in mind that any idol or behavior of idolatry ( "avoda zara" in Hebrew, foreign cult, will be broken before the true God of Israel). It is high time to for everybody to make the right choice: who will  you serve? A wooden man-made idol and man-made pagan traditions and dogmas or Hashem?

Remember: no idolater will be admitted to the Kingdom of Heaven. Make sure that you are serving Hashem with all your heart, your soul and your might (Deuteronomy 6:4). Also, make sure, that you are committed to the true Messiah of Israel, Yeshua, not a man-made greek deity.




Physical punishment







But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon those of Ashdod, and He destroyed them and smote the with hemorrhoids in Ashdod and within all their borders." 1 Samuel 5:6
It is a huge dishonor for the God of Israel to reside in the middle of idolaters. It is said that the hand of God was heavy on the Philistines, who were plagued in Ashdod and in Ekron.
Great was the panic among people; the ones who didn't die were plagued with hemorrhoids.  In some versions of the Bible, the term hemorrhoids is also translated by "tumors".
One can imagine that the Philistines were in serious trouble and had to give the ark back to the children of Israel.
Yet the restitution of the ark will not solve Israel's problems. Israel is also undergoing Hashem's judgment. 

Hashem is rightful in His judgments. Great is our Lord, let us give Him high praise, always.

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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King Hezekiah's healing: the power of humbleness

Isn't it wonderful to know that we have a great, compassionate Lord, who is never indifferent to our suffering and who listens to our supplications?
Yesterday I have been reading the story of king Hezekiah's illness and healing. I have been touched by our Lord's compassionate heart. Unlike a common opinion, God is not distant from us. We can even influence His judgments and decisions by our sincere supplications. We can ask Him for precise signs. In His immense goodness, Hashem will respond to our requests. Even when He doesn't reply straight away, our Lord answers fervent prayers. 
When faced with our own ( or other people's illnesses) let us draw near His heart and request healing from Him.



Hashem's sentence about Hezekiah's life: game over?

The Second Book of Kings, Chapter 20, reports that king Hezekiah was facing terminal illness.
The prophet Isaiah came to see him and brought him Hashem's sentence:

"This is what the Lord says, "Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well."
Hashem sentence falls upon Hezekiah's head with the sharpness of a chopper. Sad news, you are going to die, and that's it. Prepare yourself. Give your household the instructions they need to know.

Hezekiah could have just accepted the Lord's sentence. However, He decided to humiliate himself before the Almighty and to enter into a fervent prayer of supplication. 
Hezekiah brought Him his sincere Teshuva and our Lord's heart was touched.

It is told that Hashem added 15 years to Hezekiah's life.



"He turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord: "Please, Lord, remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and how I have carried out your will. Then Hezekiah wept bitterly." 2 Kings 20: 2-3

Apparently Hezekiah suffered from a cancerous  ulcer. Isaiah orders a fig cake for the king. Figs do indeed have amazing healing properties. Have a look at the following, detailed blog about Isaiah's lump of figs.

I am convinced that this natural remedy was very helpful. But complete healing occurred because Hashem allowed it.

Our Creator has the power to give life and to take it away. He has the power to heal us. Let us turn our faces to Him and implore His grace for any sickness we might face. Let us keep insisting with fervent prayers. And may His will be done. If it is according to Hashem's will, you will be healed. Otherwise, He might use your ailment for His highest glory.




Ask Him for a sign that defies the regular laws of nature: He'll grant it to you

Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to lengthen ten steps, but not for it to go back ten steps."

Gideon, for instance, was very daring in asking our Lord for signs. And I'd advise you to be daring with our Lord in the same way. 
Not only is our Lord our best friend, He is also almighty. He is the Creator of Heaven and earth. No demand is too little for Him. 
Be audacious. Nothing is impossible to Him.

Hezekiah asked for the shadow to go back ten steps as a concrete sign of his healing.

Remember to thank Him when you are healed

Being healed is one thing. Receiving God's healing with a thankful heart is much better.
The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 38, reports that Hezekiah sang a song of praise for Hashem when being healed.
If you want God to keep blessing you, remember to give Him praise when your sickness is erased from your body. Bear in mind that among the 10 lepers Yeshua healed, only one of them ( who happened to be a Samaritan), gave high praise to our Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord and may your life be fruitful!


Copyright© by Isabelle Esling



Monday, June 20, 2016

Yeshua is ALIVE



"Yeshua is alive" in Hebrew.  

Let us celebrate Him with joyful hearts!


Friday, June 17, 2016

Nuclear threat: a vision of end times ( from "Heart of a Savior")



"Now the Egyptians are men and not God. And their horses flesh, and not spirit, So when the Lord shall stretch out His hand, Both he that helped shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall. And they all shall perish together." Isaiah 31:3

A vision of end times appeared right before my eyes. In the background, a huge cloud was expanding. It was made of a mixture of white and orange shades and was growing into big proportions. Numerous were the panicked faces. I saw people with curved bodies, crying and looking miserable. Children were weeping as well, in complete disbelief of the scene that was unfolding in this dramatic moment.
I then glanced at tallit-wearing men who were raising their hands to the sky and calling upon the Name of Adonai. Unlike the others, they were standing upright and waiting for divine intervention.
I realized that the scene I had been given in vision was happening in Israel.
As I asked our Lord for more insights, I received the verse of Isaiah 31:3: "Now the Egyptians are men, and not God. And their horses flesh, and not spirit: So when the Lord shall stretch out His Hand. Both that helped will stumble, and he that is helped shall fall. And they shall perish together."


Yeshua enlightened this verse for me. The “Egyptians” represent nations ful of evil and idolatry. These nations will attack Israel with much power. But, in the end, they will fail in all their projects, and any person who will call upon our Lord's Name in the face of danger will be saved, as foretold in Joel 2:32.


Dear readers, I hesitated a little bit before sharing this vision with you all. However the Spirit is pushing me to warn everybody about what is to come.
We should take Yeshua's warnings very seriously.
With the current worldly political configuration, a lot of events are in the making. Crooked politicians are acting behind citizens' backs. Islamic terror and invasion are just at the very beginning. Plagues like floods and earthquakes are on their rise as well. Society's moral decay is very visible.


It is time for Yeshua's remnant to bring our Lord true fruit of repentance. If possible, we should fast more and also intercede for the lost souls. The Holy Spirit keeps insisting about the emergency of the current situation.
In Matthew 24:22, we are clearly warned of terrible times of tribulations: "And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved, but for the sake of the elect , these days shall be cut short."

The world as we know it is going to be destroyed. A lot of people, among them assembly members will shut down their ears. People will want sugarcoated discourses, but Yeshua never hid the truth from His children.
As a matter of fact, unsaved souls will experience the second death if they did not repent. Unless you repent and accept Yeshua, there is no escape.
So let us humble ourselves and plead for the unsaved. Bear in mind that Yeshua doesn't want anybody to get lost. You all have an important part to play in bringing people to repentance.
Destruction and desperation will come as they have been announced in Hashem's Word: " And the first angel sounded, and there was hail and fire mixed with water and the third of the earth was burned out and all the green grass was burned up." Revelation 8:7



In connection with the verse of Isaiah 31:3, one must bear in mind that nations of idolaters (Egypt, Mitzrayim in Hebrew) will plot together for the destruction of Israel. But whatever they do, our Lord will intervene to save the ones who call upon His mighty Name.
No matter if Jew or Gentile, we His remnant, we will be tested and refined, but He will recognize us as His children on the very Day of His return, as prophesied in Zechariah 13:9:" And I will bring the third part through the fire. Refine them as silver is refined. And test them as gold is tested. They will call on my Name. And I will answer them, I will say: "They are my people". And they will say: "The Lord is my God."
Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

His love in each fiber of my being ( from "Heart of a Savior")



As I am advancing on my way with Yeshua, our Lord increases my thirst for Him. The more I am discovering about our Messiah, the greater my amazement. I expressed Yeshua my will to come much closer to Him. Yeshua showed me that I had to reach a greater degree of emptiness. I have to surrender in a way I never did before.
Good bye ego, I have to leave you behind. I have to understand that I can't control everything. I have to surrender, not as a slave, but in an act of total confidence and let Yeshua take over.
Yeshua lives within me and He wants to operate wonders. But these wonders won't occur independently from me.
Yeshua spoke with me and made me understand that if I wished to step further, I had to give up some parts of my ego, that is still pretty much alive at times.
I will let my passion for Yeshua win and give up what still displeases Him in me. I will replace my fears with total surrender to the Holy Spirit.
Here, I am, walking downtown, in a busy Parisian area, uttering these words to Yeshua: “Lord, my love, I want to experience you in each fiber of my being.”
The words had just come out of my mouth. I started feeling very warm inside. I felt a soft touch onto my stomach and inside of my chest. A beam of light was surrounding my whole being, I could feel its strong embrace. Feelings of intense joy came upon my soul. The joy I was experiencing in this minute was not mine, it was Yeshua's immense joy transferred into my body, soul and mind. I was taken against Him, swallowed in His loving embrace, my whole being was one with my Savior. I wanted to shout His Name and to thank Him. My heart was overflowing, but the only words that I was capable of saying were: “my Yeshua”.



Yeshua had just blessed me with His loving touch like never before.


Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

Monday, June 13, 2016

Be filled with the Holy Spirit by Isabelle Esling

Please check my most recent Apsense article. May you be blessed in abundance:)

Be filled with the Holy Spirit by Isabelle Esling: We live in a world in which the ego is exalted in very exaggerate ways. However, I'd like to warn you: if you want to accomplish great things with Hashem, you will have to leave your ego behind. No ma...

Friday, June 10, 2016

The parable of the talents: be a success for Hashem

Due to the complexity of the teaching, it actually contains, the parable of the talents is often misunderstood in many ways. While it obviously mentions some amounts of money, one should avoid to interpret it in a strict « monetarist » way without taking the risk missing the teaching about wealth that it contains.



The parable of the talents is, first and foremost, a spiritual teaching from rabbi Yeshua.
Therefore, it should be understood from a spiritual perspective.

Maximize your God-given talent

Hashem abhors waste, especially regarding the gifts He gave you at birth.
So many people in this world do possess genuine talents. However, a great majority does not even recognize them, so they are incapable of using the abilities that they ignore. Another part of the population does acknowledge their talents, but squander them, so they are of no profit to anyone.
A little minority that is truly aware of what they receive. They know how to make them benefit, not only to them but also to others. The last category of people is meant to prosper.

Know that our Lord's will is for His children to prosper. If you are committed to serving Him, wealth will be an additional gift.

Yeshua encourages you to seek the Kingdom of God first. Be genuine, be committed, be faithful in serving Him, His loving presence being the best reward.

« Seek the Kingdom of God first and all these things will be added to you. » Matthew 6:33

Why it is good to want success

I have been reproached to want success for my testimony « An Encounter with Yeshua » and today I am going to address these critics.

First of all, why wouldn't I want the success of a book that has been birthed under the loving direction of our Lord and Savior ? If you think that this book is all about me, then you are very wrong. « An Encounter with Yeshua » is a true life testimony that aims at bringing people closer to our Lord and Savior. While starting from a very personal story, it is meant to reach out to many souls, for them to access Salvation. I would be faulty if I had Yeshua's testimony and kept it for myself only.
So before you start judging my motivations (that are pure), make sure that you develop your own talents and turn them into a success for the glory of the King of the Kings !

May Yeshua help me reach out to many people through my feather, so His beautiful Name will be magnified!

It is recommended to strive towards success, especially when our tasks involve the Kingdom of God. May the Holy Spirit guide us all in the various tasks Yeshua has in reserve for us before He returns. Let us give our best, let us maximize our gifts, let us be witnesses of light in a world of darkness.





Copyright© by Isabelle Esling


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New horizons-quietly waiting for Hashem's Yeshua (from "Heart of a Savior")

Yeshua- the artist who is painting my life. The composer who is writing the symphony of my life. Yeshua, the creator of perfection.
Here are the words Yeshua exchanged with me this morning.
This is the beginning of part 3, "Heart of a Savior".


"It is good to wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26

From the broken pieces I am making pieces of art; the broken glass is transformed into a stained glass window. I am not working in the way the world does; I am not composing pictures in a formal way. I am the ultimate artist and I do have a passion for perfection. Because of my global vision of an individual's life, I am able to add subtle paint touches of color where it is needed. Many people see brokenness as a negative concept. I use broken hearts to create and regenerate. What I permit has a precise purpose.
Allow me to compose the melody of your life. Child, if you read the life of the prophets, remember that they experienced wonders because they surrendered the Spirit completely and the Spirit operated through them. The Spirit also transported them from one place to another. The more you will abandon yourself into my arms, the more you will experience with me.
As darkness will widen and stricken, the Spirit's action will stand out of the crowd of dirty, possessed individuals. The Holy Spirit will make the children of light shine. You are going to make a difference, all of you, who are attached to my heart and people will be able to distinguish between the ones who truly follow me and the ones who don't.”
My Yeshua, high praise to your Name! Lord, I feel like jumping and dancing. You are the fundament of my life, you are making my eyes sparkle and shine. Oh your sweet presence is so wonderful; shine on me, Lord!

May your light burn inside of my soul, always.”

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The case in favor of Hebrew language : why learning the language is a win to Yeshua's followers





This is an argument I am hearing very often among Gentile followers of Yeshua : « I am not interested in learning Hebrew, why would I ? All the Bibles have the same content and I am able to understand the main message that it conveys »...or « Hebrew is too difficult to learn... ».

A special relationship with the Sacred language.

Well, my friends, I seriously hope that you will all change your minds after reading this article, because there are some serious reasons behind my advocacy of « sfat hakodesh », the holy language also known as Hebrew.


The Aleph and the Tav, not the « Alpha » and the « Omega »-the obvious relationship to Torah




Aleph and Tav, the first and the last of the Hebrew alphabet are intimately linked with the Torah. Our Messiah being the fulfilling of the Torah (or Law), He is the Aleph and the Tav.
You will find more precisions about our Messiah's relationship with Torah here.

Yeshua, not "Jesus"

I've been hated for using the Name Yeshua by people who claim to be "Christians".
The first reason why I am using the Name Yeshua is because Yeshua Himself asked me to do so. Yeshua pointed out to me that no statue had been elevated in the Name of Yeshua and that it wasn't linked to any atrocity, unlike His popular, greek Name.
The second reason why my mouth utters the Name Yeshua is that it has the FULL MEANING of Salvation, "Jesus" being an English transliteration from the Greek, Iesous, which has absolutely no signification. Moreover, Yeshua is our Lord's original, Aramaic Name. This is how people used to call Him in the 1st Century. Nobody ever called Him "Jesus" in His entourage. 



Matthew 1:21
" And you shall call His Name Yeshua , for He will save His folks from their sins"

Maschiach, not "Christ"

You might not like what I have to say, but I will state it anyway. Since Yeshua encountered my path, I walk in truth with Him. 
Why am I reluctant to use the term "Christ"? Well-unlike a common opinion-, the term "Christos" in Greek does not correspond exactly to "Messiah". The notion of "Christos", anointed is a very weakened one. Anointed? Any of us could be "anointed" without being the Messiah.
The Maschiach in Hebrew is THE Anointed of Hashem, which makes a WHOLE difference!
Yeshua ha Maschiach is a  powerful Name!


The New Testament in Greek is a translated version of Hebrew originals

How can I be so sure when we don't possess the Hebrew originals of the New Testament?


Yeshua our rabbi did have that special connection with Hebrew. The way He speaks throughout the Gospels enlighten His very Jewish vision of life (How could it be otherwise ? How could a child of Israel not think like a Hebrew?)

My point is following: Yeshua's first disciples were all Jewish. The context of the Gospel and the spirit that it conveys comes out of Jewish thinking and culture. The New Testament in Greek is a translation of a prior, original text, that has probably been hidden because of the persecutions Yeshua's first disciples were experiencing.
The fact that the first disciples wanted to reach out to a Jewish audience at first appears to me as a mere evidence, Yeshua being the Messiah of Israel.

A language conveys people's culture

You don't express things in the same way from one country to another. Therefore a New Testament in Greek or in another language will not render you the initial picture. Let me take an example from the three languages I master better: German, French and English.

Let's assume somebody is getting on your nerves.
A German person would say: "Er fällt mir auf den Schlips", literally "he is falling upon my tie". The German language insists on the idea of strangulation, the inability to breathe. This person is falling upon your tie and strangles you.
A French person is likely to express the same idea within the following sentence: "Il me casse les pieds", literally, " he is breaking my feet". He broke my feet and I am unable to walk.
An English speaking person is more likely to say: "He is getting on my nerves", so the point of attack is centered on the nervous system.
Do you get my point?


"Sons" and "stones": Yeshua's subtle wordplay in Luke 8






לָכֵן עֲשׂוּ פְרִי רָאוּי לַתְּשׁוּבָה וְאַל־תְּדַמּוּ בְנַפְשְׁכֶם לֵאמׂר אַבְרָהָם הוּא אָבִינוּ כִּי אֲנִי אׂמֵר לָכֶם אֲשֶׁר מִן־הָאֲבָנִים הָאֵלֶּה יָכׂל הָאֱלׂהִים לְהָקִים בָּנִים לְאַבְרָהָם׃


"Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of Teshuva ( repentance) and begin not to say ( literally: within your souls), we have Avraham to our father, for I say to you that Elohim is able of these stones to raise up children to Avraham. (Luke 3:8). This precise part of Scripture is a subtle teaching from rabbi Yeshua, based on consonantal resemblance between the word " banim", " sons" and "haavanim", the stones. In addition, the word"even, stone, (alef, bet, noun) has the same root as "Avinu" (aleph, bet yod,noun,vav), so that "even" is contained in "Avinu".

Isn't it fascinating how Yeshua raises concrete images from His sayings that totally match with His folks' culture?


 Copyright© by Isabelle Esling


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Floods and earthquakes: clear signs of the nations' demise by Isabelle Esling

Floods and earthquakes: clear signs of the nations' demise by Isabelle Esling: Since the days of Noah, mankind has pushed the boundaries of immorality very far. As a matter of fact, the world has never known as much depravity as of today. With the fulfilling of many biblical pro...

Friday, June 3, 2016

Yeshua (Jesus) Is The Light | Galilee of the Nations

A case for Hashem: a diatribe against arrogant atheism

BEWARE!



The ones of you who follow Yeshua our Messiah truly know that the clock is ticking. I have been literally pushed by the Spirit to warn as many people as possible about Yeshua our Messiah's Second Coming.

Yeshua IS at the door. Please let your unsaved friends know. Preaching the Good News is an EMERGENCY.

Please be numerous to share the article entitled "A case for Hashem: a diatribe against arrogant atheism" that I published on Linkedin.

Hashem bless you. Maranatha. Come, Yeshua, come!