THE ESTHER - JONAH CONNECTION

Posted Feb 24th, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


THE ESTHER –JONAH CONNECTION
    On the evening of February 25, Adar 13 in the Hebrew/Biblical calendar, Jews from all over the world will celebrate Purim. Purim is the holiday that commemorates the time in history when the Jews of Persia were saved from destruction. During the reign of King Ahasuerus, one of his officials, Haman, wanted to destroy the Jews. Haman had been snubbed by Esther’s uncle, Mordecai. Mordecai refused to bow down to him so Haman built a gallows....

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Moses' birth day and death day

Posted Feb 17th, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


 
 
MOSES’ BIRTH DAY AND DEATH DAY
        Adar 7 in the Jewish calendar was Moses' birth day and death day (Deut. 32:48-52, Tractate Megilah). Moses was born by faith, hid by faith, lived by faith and died by faith. In honor of Moses, some facts follow of his birth day and death day.
        Moses was born by faith. Pharaoh issued an edict that all Hebrew male babies were to be thrown in the Nile. God had a...

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TILT

Posted Feb 1st, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


TILT
 
Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.  And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell and the floods...

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Tu B'shvat

Posted Jan 28th, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


TU B’SHVAT
 
     Tu B’Shvat is not a typing mistake. If you live or visit Israel, you might attend an event celebrating Tu B'Shvat, the New Year of Trees. Tu is the Hebrew word for the number fifteen. We are in the Hebrew month of Sh’vat.
     Before you go searching through the Scriptures, please note that you will NOT find this holiday in any Bible. It is found only in the Mishnah. There are two different schools of thought on this holiday....

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THE VIXEN

Posted Dec 16th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


THE VIXEN
     Recently, my husband and I watched the old movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. It first came out in 1981, almost forty years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. The only female star in the movie, Marion, was portrayed by actress Karen Allen. Marion was a colorful character and able to beat any competitor to a drinking contest.
     However, Marion could not hold a candle to one of the most colorful women found in extra...

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TRUE B'RIT

Posted Apr 24th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


TRUE B’RIT
 
       In Lev. 12:3, we read, “ On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” The ceremony of circumcision, also called the B'rit, continues to this day. A mohel is the individual who is authorized to perform a circumcision. A mohel might be a Rabbi, cantor, doctor or layperson, but they will be trained in this procedure. My husband and I have a friend who is a radiologist but also is trained to be a...

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SILENT SHABBAT

Posted Apr 11th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


SILENT SHABBAT
 
What shall we now do? We were there standing in the shadows during the death of Yeshua.
 
We saw His suffering
We saw His agony
We saw His compassion to the others on their crucifixion stakes
We saw the gambling
We saw the darkness
We stood by, doing nothing
We heard strange sounds
We saw His blood.
We heard His cries
We heard His forsaken cry
We heard the final gasp for breath
Surrender.
 
Death.
 
Shock
Tears
Anguish
Disbelief
How could this be?
We saw His lifeless body taken from the stake
We saw His body prepared for burial.
 
Now...

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PLATES

Posted Apr 9th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


PLATES
My father grew up in a Kosher home. His mother was sure to have four different sets of plates. She had a cupboard for plates that could hold milk products; another cupboard for plates that could hold meat products. Then for Passover, she had two separate cupboards, one set of plates for milk Passover, one for meat Passover. She only had one stove. I never got into arguments or discussions as to why only one stove, why only one pan...

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STEALTH

Posted Feb 21st 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


STEALTH
     Have Blue was the code name of Lockheed's first stealth aircraft.  Up to this point in airplane history, airplanes had only been designed according to aerodynamic qualities.  Have Blue was designed according to electrical engineering features. The airplane was designed in a way to deflect electro-magnetic waves, thus allowing it to be invisible to radar.  
     Have Blue was the predecessor to the F-117A stealth fighter. It is named the Nighthawk as it is only used for night-time missions.  It operates only in the...

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STEALTH

Posted Feb 21st 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


STEALTH
     Have Blue was the code name of Lockheed's first stealth aircraft.  Up to this point in airplane history, airplanes had only been designed according to aerodynamic qualities.  Have Blue was designed according to electrical engineering features. The airplane was designed in a way to deflect electro-magnetic waves, thus allowing it to be invisible to radar.  
     Have Blue was the predecessor to the F-117A stealth fighter. It is named the Nighthawk as it is only used for night-time missions.  It operates only in the...

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Tu Bish'vat

Posted Feb 10th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


TU B’SHVAT
    Tu B’Shvat is not a typing mistake. If you live or visit Israel, you might attend an event celebrating Tu B'Shvat, the New Year of Trees. Tu is the Hebrew word for the number fifteen. We are in the Hebrew month of Sh’vat.
     Before you go searching through the Scriptures, please note that you will NOT find this holiday in any Bible. It is found only in the Mishnah. There are two different schools of thought on this holiday....

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IN HIS EMBRACE

Posted Feb 5th 2020, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


IN HIS EMBRACE
 
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,
In His arm He will gather the lambs, and carry them in His bosom;
He will gently lead the nursing ewes. 
Isa. 40:11
     The Hebrew word for bosom is khaykh, and in Greek, it is kolpos.   It is a masculine noun that indicates the upper part of a person's body where objects and persons of love are embraced.  The person, item or animal that is carried or embraced here is dearly cherished. ...

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ZOAN

Posted Nov 23rd 2019, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


ZOAN - A WONDERFUL PLACE 
by Barri Cae Seif
Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
~ Psalm 78:12 ~
How many times have we read a verse, especially a Psalm, and not fully comprehended the worth of the words? Where is Zoan? Why should this matter? The Jewish encyclopedia notes that it was an important city in Egypt, noting that it could have been the residence of Pharaoh. John Bright,...

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HEAR

Posted Jun 15th 2019, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


HEAR!
 
     If you spend any time in a Jewish congregation, whether it be Orthodox, Reform, Conservative or Messianic, you will hear the watchword of the Jewish faith, Deuteronomy 6:4, Hear, O Israel, the LORD your God, the LORD is one. For many individuals who only hear this declaration, because the word “Hear” is a homophone for Here. Misunderstanding can arise if one believes that the word is Here, O Israel. The word that God notes is HEAR, שְׁמַע as if...

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LET YOUR SHORESHIM GO DEEP

Posted Jan 21st 2019, 12:00 by Devotionals by Barri Cae on Christian Living


LET YOUR SHORESHIM GO DEEP
 
Tonight, Monday night, is Tu B'shvat, the eve of the New Year of Trees. This is one holiday that is not listed in the Bible, but only in the Mishnah.There were two different schools of thought about this holiday.  There were two Rabbi's - Shammai and Hillel.  Along with their disputes on many things, they did agree on one thing, that there should be a New Years for trees, maybe to celebrate new life after the winter. ...

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