The Blossoming Almond Tree

The Blossoming of the Almond Tree
Consider the meanings of Almond Hebrew Strong’s  8245 shaqad
#8245 shaqad {shaw-kad’}     שָׁקַד

1) to wake, watch, awake, be alert
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to keep watch of, be wakeful over
1a2) to be wakeful, wake (as mourner or sufferer)
The actual word Almond shaqed means the same Hebrew Strong’s 8247  shaqed       #8247 שָׁקֵד shaqed {shaw-kade’}

1) almond tree, almonds 1a) almond (the nut) 1b) almond-tree
Almond also means to watch. I love this, it says a lot about the Blossoming of the Almond tree. It is the very first tree to bloom in very early Spring in Israel, while all the other trees are still dormant. It’s like an awakening for Spring. It’s a very early reminder and it brings me to think of the watchfulness for the coming of our Messiah and King, our Melek. Are we awake and watching for His return. Or are we still awakening a little or much later; just like all the other trees that lie sleeping waiting for Spring to arrive.  I love keeping my eyes open for the things that G-d has for all of us.  Daily I watch and listen for His still small voice.

 

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photo  I have had this picture of an Almond Orchid for many years.  I do not remember where it came from.

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photo  Unsplash.com  an Almond Tree – isn’t it beautiful !

AMPLIFIED VERSION     watch

Jeremiah 1:12  Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

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Jeremiah 1:12  And YaHUaH said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to do it.”

Just as Elohim is watching over every one of us, He is watching to see His word and His work in us being brought to pass, or to come to being.  He is so faithful to us in allowing us to grow daily in His word and works.  Is our fruit worth watching over, waiting over and working over, in order to fulfill His will in our lives.  Are we eager to do His will or would we rather go along with the rest of the world, doing what is popular and not what we are called to do.  It’s way easier to just watch the programmes and sport on TV, or even meeting at the pub with your friends.  What makes your heart beat?  Are weekends being spent on your own agendas.  Mine used to be, I could never imagine that I would be where I am today.  Thanks be to G-d for what He has done for many of us, He brought us down to the lowest valley, so we could appreciate His way in our lives.

Watch, so that you are not deceived in believing all kinds of lies and strange ways, that you assume, are just good, but eats at your life and leaves you destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Why are we celebrating Easter, Valentine’s Day, the wordly New Year, Halloween, Christmas and boxing day?? !!     In the last days, things are going to seem normal, but in the process will lead one into the darkness and wanting the Truth.  In those days there will be no Truth, there will be the biggest famine on earth for the Word and there will be no access to it.  We will be found wanting, naked and lost.

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Amos 8:11- 12   “See days are coming,” declares the Master YaHUaH, “that I shall send a hunger in the land, not a hunger for bread, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the Words of YaHUaH.  12  “And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east – they shall diligently search, seeking the Word of YaHUaH, but they shall not find it.

Don’t let the days be put aside any longer, there is no time left to see what is true and what is not.  How long …. how long will you wait for a day to arrive, that would suite you.  That day shall never come.  I cannot imagine being with no Truth, no access to new Truth in the word, I would rather die.  I would be devastated.  I can’t live without my Melek ha’Olam – King of the Universe!!

Should we be watching over His word, studying and reading and digesting the truths – being in an attitude of prayer and growing from strength to strength?  I would think so and know so.  People get so disappointed and distracted, by failures.  Don’t be one of them, you WILL fail, but it’s learning about what to do when you have failed.  Just correct yourself until you see you don’t fail in certain works of your life.

The Menorah, the seven – candle Lampstand, was made out of a single weight of beaten gold.  It was fashioned unto an almond tree, with branches and with almond blossoms as cups for the oil.

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Shemoth / Exodus 25:37  “And you shall make a lampstand of clean gold – the lampstand is made out of beaten work.  Its base and its shaft, its cups its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it,  32 and six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side;  33  three cups made like almond flowers on one branch, with ornamental knob and blossom, and three cups make like almond flowers on the other branch, with ornamental knob and blossom – so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.  34  And on the lampstand itself are four cups make like almond flowers, with ornamental knob and blossom,  35 and a knob under the first two branches of the same, and a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches coming out of the lampstand.  36  “Their knobs and their branches are of the same – all of it one beaten work of clean gold.  37  “And you shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall mount its lamps so that they give light in front of it.

 

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photo  Chayel  this Menorah is not correctly made.  The middle branch should be taller than the other six branches.  So I raise the candle in height.

YaHUShA is the light of the world.  So is the lampstand, the Menorah a light.  YaHUShA is the Menorah in our tabernacle, our hearts.  Let His light so shine forth from your inner being.  I always want my lamp to have oil, never let it burn out.  The oil, is the fellowship of the Set-apart Spirit.  It is the anointing too.  The oil is the word burning in us and the fire ignited by the Holy Spirit!

SCRIPTURE BIBLE

Yohanan / John 8:12  Therefore YaHUShA spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but possess the light of life.”

The parable of the 10 Virgins, comes to mind straight away.  The five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins.  Why do you think the five foolish virgins were not ready?  They were left behind.  Let’s look at the parable.

Mattithyahu / Matthew 25: 1 – 5   1 “Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  2  “And five of them were wise, and five foolish.  3  “Those who were foolish, having raken their lamps, took no oil with them,  4  but the wise took their containers with their lamps.  5  “Now while the bridegroom took time, they all slumbered and slept.  6  “And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘See, the bridegroom is coming, go out to meet him!’  7  “Then all those maidens rose up and trimmed their lamps.  8  “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’  9  “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you.  Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’  10  “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11  “And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’  12  “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

I truly want to warn you, that if you do not prepare your heart and start walking in the truth and defining your life with the word and align your life with the word, you will not have enough oil to keep your light burning and be ready, READY for when the King returns.  Take up your Bible, take up your sword of truth and start reading and awakening your heart and WATCH for the Bridegroom, because He will come when NONE OF US KNOWS OR EXPECTS Him.  No one knows the day or the hour.

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Amos wrote what Elohim told him to,  that there is going to be no OIL, no WORD, no FIRE and no WATER, LIVING WATER  available in the last days and people are going to travel and look everywhere, to see if they can find a copy of the BIBLE and they are not going to find it anywhere.  Even if they had a copy, they will not understand what it is saying.  They will not have the Set-apart Spirit to lead them to the truth.

Know who you are today, are you a foolish maiden, or a wise maiden.

May YaHUShA be glorified in you, may His Set-apart Spirit be in you and may you SHINE and WATCH!

Blessings

 

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2 thoughts on “The Blossoming Almond Tree

    1. Shalom Kathe, I am closing this blog, should you like to receive further writings, please give me your email address. Look out for Books and more writings from myself. I have prophetic dreams. NB. My entire life is based on my WALK WITH MY ALMIGHTY FATHER !!

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