This was recorded on tape, unfortuneately of very poor quality
so the audio cannot be posted, but here is the transcription.
[Elisheva praying:] All of us want to know YOU, MOMMA RUACH.1 Man calls YOU a “HE” for they would never give credit to YOU in the past. Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy…we just call upon YOU, MOMMA RUACH HA KODESH. Won’t YOU please reveal YOURSELF to me? Won’t YOU reveal yourself to us? Kathy [Kathrynyah] has Beautiful Writings that I know that YOU are writing through her in a whole different tone of voice. YOU’RE so gentle. YOU’RE everything a woman should be. As a woman my desire is to be more like YOU. YOU’RE THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD FEMININE. Even ABBA YAHUVEH & YAHUSHUA warn, ‘Don’t hurt YOU.’
Prophecy 89 Begins:
January 27, 2007
Wait, wait, wait….
Now is not yet the time for ME to reveal,
in the way that you have asked ME to reveal.
But I shall do it. And you shall teach it.
And the lies shall be combated.
It is I that gives the desire to say this prayer.
It is I that gives the desire to know WHO I AM.
For it is I, WHO, you did lay your head upon
the shoulder [of] in Heaven.
I give you a glimpse to see
how much those who love YAHUSHUA are loved by ME.
I AM THE MOTHER OF CREATION.1
Females were made in MY IMAGE.
I AM “AGELESS.” I AM CO-CREATOR.
The family is a copy of what is in Heaven. Where do you think it came from? The mother? The father? And the children? This doesn’t mean in Heaven birth is as it is here on Earth. It was never meant to be so. It was because of Eve’s sin and Adam’s sin, it became a painful process.
There is no discord in Heaven.
There is no pain in Heaven.
There is only Love & Peace & Joy.
There is only Happiness.
[Elisheva:] What else MOMMA? What else do YOU want to tell me?
You who have craved for the love of a mother…
…since you were conceived,
even in your mother’s womb
you cried out to ME!
This is why I fill you now, in the way that I do,
with such a unique Anointing, so you
will never feel that void again.
[To many others:]
You were starved for attention.
Your earthly mother did the best she could with
the spirit that she was working with.
But I too fill you with MY LOVE.
Elisheva, when you rock and you pray,
it is ME that rocks you.
Keep striving to know WHO I AM. I will reveal more to you. I will bring you a remembrance of what it was like in Heaven when you beheld MY FACE.
For I sit next to the HEAVENLY FATHER—
YAHUVEH is MY HUSBAND. YAHUSHUA is MY SON.
There is not only one Throne; there are Three Thrones
in Heaven4& WE rule in unison.
How do you think your prayers reach your ABBA YAHUVEH’S Ears?
It is I that send them to HIM.
For I AM in the believers,
those who love MY SON, YAHUSHUA.
It is I, THE ANOINTED WIND, that blows them to HIM
as I blow a kiss to Heaven. I speak in symbolism
…so you can understand.
When you lift up prayers, it’s like blowing kisses5 to your ABBA YAHUVEH—when you pray in MY SON’S NAME. For it takes all THREE of US for you to be heard and answered.
This is just the beginning of the Teaching.
It’s only for those who I tell you to tell.
Of course, all of this family, you will share this with.
But I will move you with caution
unlike any other Word spoken.
For these are Secrets satan never wanted revealed.
And he will fight you with a fight
like you have never encountered before.
That’s why it’s not yet time to give the Word to the world.
I will speak to you in things no man or woman has heard…
Why do you think lucifer came and tempted Eve first?
It was to mock ME. For Eve was made in MY IMAGE; as Adam was made in YAHUVEH’S IMAGE; as Abel was made in YAHUSHUA’S IMAGE—RIGHTEOUS, THE DEFINITION OF LOVE:6
For it’s by satan’s hand, Cain slew Abel.
Just as it was by the spirit of Cain’s hand, again satan used
to crucify MY SON YAHUSHUA,
although it was part of ALL of OUR plan—
for those of you whose names are written
in the LAMB’S Book of Life—to Heaven, you could return.
There was no other way.
So a New Blood Covenant was birthed that day—
to replace the Old Blood Covenant that could not stand.
You want to know one of the things that grieves ME? You want to know one of the things that offends ME?
Elisheva, when you feel MY Anger & MY Rage—they speak of the FATHER’S Rage, of ABBA YAHUVEH’S Rage—you know not—you do not have a clue of the Rage of the MOTHER OF CREATION! You just have a fraction of MY Rage—when you feel that volcano ready to blow inside of your head, and it’s in the name of righteousness—you just have a fraction of MY Rage!
When you read in the Word that’s been translated and they DARE to call MY SON, YAHUSHUA, “the son of man”—HE was NEVER the son of a man! HE’S THE SON OF YAHUVEH! THE SON OF YAH!
When you see that in the translation—for how long now—I have caused you to grieve. And you’ve never felt peace in this! And yet you explain, “All the translations do this.”
It was NOT by MY Hand!
This is by satan’s plan.8
Although HE was born in a human frame,
Although HE suffered on the Cross the pain,
HE was NEVER—NEVER—NEVER the son of “man”!
HE is the SON OF YAH and HIS NAME,9
Even to the world PROCLAIMED!
Why do you think satan in the translation tried to regulate HIM and give HIM the name of a man? I’ve had to allow this and at this time: before the Great Tribulation, the Name of ‘JESUS’ will stand…
Oh but in the Great Tribulation, those who are saved now and have been living Holy before ME—MY SPIRIT is within them—just as you were saved in the Name of ‘JESUS’, you’d still be calling upon HIM in that Name [during the Great Tribulation]. And do not misunderstand ME. There is Power, Heavenly Power to back up that Name [before the Great Tribulation], because of the Mercy of your ABBA YAHUVEH.
But in the Great Tribulation, so many shall die [calling on that name]—even though they’re saved now. So many will wonder why their prayers are not answered.
It is not because WE do not love them. (And I do not speak of those who will go to the Sunday churches and take the mark [of the beast, Rv 13:16; 14:9])! I speak to those, who will call out in “the Name of ‘JESUS’,” who know that HE was the ONE that was crucified and rose again from the dead and on the third day did arise. I wait for them in Heaven!
But they must understand, while now [before the Great Tribulation] there’s power in that Name, there will be no power then [during the Great Tribulation] in that name. That doesn’t mean—for those who are still walking Holy before ME—they will not return to Heaven, but it means [during the Great Tribulation] I cannot answer them. As I said it is [by] MY Anointing like blowing a kiss to ABBA YAHUVEH, that their prayers are answered!
But on that Day I cannot back up the words they say. For there will be another on the face of this earth who will say, “I am ‘Jesus’.” And although I know what ‘JESUS’ they speak and call to—because that name will be as a curse, their prayers will not reach Heaven. And they will wonder why…
This is why you’re warning them now!
[BEFORE the Great Tribulation!]
This is the importance of that HEBREW NAME!
You see, satan does not want to use the word “YAH”—oh, I have many enemies out there who now dare to operate their ministries and use the NAME “YAH” to deceive the wolves and the lambs. But the son of satan does not want to use the NAME “YAH”—he wants to use the name that the world became familiar with and that was the name of J-E-S-U-S.
So although those whose names are written in the LAMB’S Book of Life—during the Great Tribulation, they will return to Heaven, [but those who insist on the name J-E-S-U-S] it will mean they have to give their life. But they will NEVER, EVER enter into a Sunday church for their name would be blotted out.
And there will be no [new] salvations at that time in the name of J-E-S-U-S. It will only be in YAHUSHUA[‘S NAME]. Some will say, “YAHSHUA,” but the NAME “YAH” will not be left out. For the anointed 144,000 will not be teaching the name of J-E-S-U-S.
This is now. That will be then.
I have given you this Message to warn again.11
That’s just like now [before the Great Tribulation], that does not mean all those who attend Sunday churches don’t belong to ME, aren’t filled with MY SPIRIT. But it does mean in the Great Tribulation, it will not be allowed for this is where they sell out to the beast.
Do you understand?
[Before the Great Tribulation,]
Souls are saved now in the name of J-E-S-U-S,
I anoint in the name of J-E-S-U-S,
I heal in the name of J-E-S-U-S,
I deliver in the name of J-E-S-U-S.
But that will not be then,
[during the Great Tribulation].
How could I answer then?
How could MY SON YAHUSHUA answer then?
When they scream out, “‘Jesus!’ Help me!”
And the son of satan is there, and says, “Here I am!”
[They’ll cry out] “‘Jesus!’ Save me! Forgive me of my sins!”
And the son of satan will say, “Here I am!”
Can you not see the danger?!
Can you not understand?!
You do not know the grief that I will feel when those whose names written in the LAMB’S Book of Life—who know better than to go to the Sunday churches and take the mark of the beast—will run and hide, will have to give their lives because they will be crying out and they will refuse to say the NAME OF YAHUSHUA.
They will hold onto what they were taught and they will say the name of ‘Jesus’ and their prayers will not reach Heaven for I will not blow them like a kiss because the son of satan will cry out, “Here I am.”
This does not mean their name is blotted out;
it merely means…
I cannot save their life. I cannot hide them.
I cannot feed them. I cannot deliver them.
This is why I raise up Ministries such as this, that teach the NAME OF YAHSHUA, that teach the NAME OF YAHUSHUA—it doesn’t matter [if you say either YAHSHUA or YAHUSHUA]. So many refuse to speak the NAME the way I’ve given you [as YAHUSHUA], but THE NAME “YAH” cannot be left out. For even HIS NAME means “YAH SAVES.”
I gave you the dream12 when the flying saucers come. Truly they are satan’s army, but they have a right to those who will cry out in the wrong name because [the son of satan] he’ll claim, “Here I am.”
So beware! Now it has already started.
There is one who is risen up. He has a worldwide following. And he calls himself ‘Jesus Christ.’ But the key is, he throws out all that is Holy. Beware the one coming! For this one is just a mere man. But beware the one coming! For it will be as Judas has returned once again. And he is truly the son of satan, the son of lucifer.
Warn them now.
There is a time and there is a season. You will know when to let this Word go. But Elisheva, never again will you have to crave the love of a mother. For I have showed you, I have filled that void.
End of Prophecy. Enlightening some, offending most,
Apostle Elisheva Eliyahu
[End comments on audio:]
[Elisheva:] I’ve just got to say the Revelation SHE gave me—when men kept saying [in the Bible when referring to the RUACH HA KODESH] “HE, HE, HE.” (It’s only one letter off). Because men were always saying, “We were made in GOD’S Image,” and [to] the woman, “You’re not made in HIS Image, I am.”
So MOMMA RUACH has just confirmed the fact women, females—Eve was created in HER IMAGE & SHE sits on the other side of YAHUVEH & SHE is CO-CREATOR! So we are made in truly GODDESS13 RUACH HA KODESH, our MOMMA’S IMAGE. Take that men of the world! [Spoken in loving jest, fun.]
End of Recording
Dream: The UFOs Are Coming
What Will You Do?
March 2005 & Mentioned in Prophecy 89
I have never believed in UFOs or evil aliens from other planets until I had a dream sometime in March 2005. Since then I have had revelations of what this is and worst of all, it is real.
I saw myself in what appeared to be a city. I saw people running in terror from the UFOs, especially a huge cigar shaped UFO with 2 fins on one end of the UFO. Men and women were yelling, “‘JESUS!’ Help me!”
Then I saw this cigar shaped UFO shoot out a single beam of light that looked bluish/green in color. The bluish/green light would hit the people and it picked them up and pulled them into the space craft.
The people were screaming, “‘JESUS!’ Help me!” Yet they were still taken by that beam of light into the belly of the cigar shaped UFO. The people could not out run the UFO.
Then the cigar shaped UFO hovered over me and I tried to out run it, but I couldn’t. I saw the beam of light come towards me in the air and I yelled as it was directly over me, “YAHUSHUA prove to me YOU hear my prayer! Help me!” The beam of light stopped in mid air and went to the nearest person to me who was yelling ‘JESUS’ and they were taken by that beam of light, kicking and screaming in horror right into the belly of the cigar shaped UFO.
End of Dream
This Ministry warns why it is urgent for people to know the HEBREW NAME for our MESSIAH YAHUSHUA or YAHSHUA. The Name of ‘JESUS CHRIST’ has Saving, Anointing, Healing, Delivering, Resurrection Power now, but will not in the Great Tribulation!
I don’t believe I will be in the Great Tribulation in this mortal body. I was there to warn you now. However in the dream it is a warning that the antichrist who is the son of satan, will be using the name of ‘Jesus Christ’ because Christians all over the world, in multitudes of languages, use the beloved Name of ‘JESUS CHRIST’. The most famous TV evangelists are setting the people up for the blue beam rapture, which is a counterfeit rapture.
the RUACH ha KODESH
Gender of the HOLY SPIRIT
(RUACH HA KODESH)
RUACH ha KODESH Bible References: Isaiah 63:10 & Psalm 51:11
Female Gender – ‘SHE’ – RUACH HA KODESH – CHOKHMAH (WISDOM) feminine word in Hebrew
Proverbs 1:20…WISDOM calls out outside. SHE raises HER voice in the open squares.
Proverbs 1:21…SHE speaks HER words.
Proverbs 1:23…Turn at MY reproof; surely I will pour out MY SPIRIT on you.
Proverbs 3:18…SHE is a tree of life to those who take hold of HER.
Proverbs 4:6…Do not forsake HER and SHE will preserve you. Love HER and SHE will keep you.
Proverbs 4:13…Keep HER for SHE is your life.
Proverbs 9:1…WISDOM has built HER house. SHE has hewn out HER seven pillars.
Revelation 4:5…Seven Spirits of YAH. (Are they the same as the seven pillars of WISDOM?)
Matthew 11:19…But WISDOM is justified by HER children.
Proverbs 7:4…To WISDOM, say, “My sister.”
(All references are from New KJV.)
Book of WISDOM – The Jerusalem Bible
Book of Wisdom 1:6…WISDOM is a SPIRIT, a friend to man, though SHE will not pardon the words of a blasphemer, since YAH sees into the innermost part of him…
Book of Wisdom 7:11…In HER company all good things come to me.
Book of Wisdom 7:12…All these I delight in, since WISDOM brings them, but as yet I did not know SHE was their MOTHER.
Book of Wisdom 7:22-30…For within Her is an intelligent spirit, Holy, unique, manifold, subtle, active, incisive, unsullied, lucid, invulnerable, benevolent, sharp, beneficent, loving to man, steadfast, dependable, unperturbed, almighty, all-surveying
Book of Wisdom 6:12-22…WISDOM is bright and does not grow dim. By those who love HER, SHE is readily seen, and found by those who look for HER. Quick to anticipate those who desire her, she makes herself known to them.
Heavenly FATHER & MOTHER?
(Quotations from New KJV.)
Proverbs 1: 8-9…MY Son, hear the instruction of your Father, and do not forsake the law of your MOTHER for they will be graceful ornaments on your head, a chain about your neck.
Proverbs 6:20-23…MY Son, keep your Father’s command and do not forsake the law of your MOTHER.
Proverbs 6:21…Bind THEM continually on your heart; tie them around your neck.
Proverbs 6:22…When you roam, THEY will lead you; and when you awake, THEY will speak with you.
Proverbs 6:23…For the commandment is a lamp and the law is light.
(A similar expression is found in Psalm 119 referring to ELOHIM.)
Psalm 119:105…Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
(From the above, we conclude the lamp and light to come probably from our HEAVENLY FATHER AND OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER RUACH HA KODESH, our ELOHIM.)
Who is our MOTHER?
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free, which is the Mother of us all.
Nature of the HOLY SPIRIT – Bible Verses
Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep and the SPIRIT OF GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.
Genesis 2:7 And YAHUVEH GOD formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed1 into his nostrils the Breath of Life and man became a living being.
Genesis 6:3 And YAHUVEH said, “MY SPIRIT shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh…”
Numbers 11:25 YAHUVEH came down in the cloud and spoke to him and took of the SPIRIT that was upon him and placed the same upon seventy elders and it happened when the SPIRIT rested upon them that they prophesied although they never did so again.
1 Samuel 16: 13-14 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the SPIRIT of the YAHUVEH came upon David from that day forward. But the SPIRIT of the LORD departed from Saul…
Psalm 104:30 YOU send forth YOUR SPIRIT, they are created and YOU renew the face of the earth.
Isaiah 40:13-14 Who has directed the SPIRIT of the LORD or as HIS COUNSELOR has taught HIM? With whom did HE take counsel and who instructed HIM and taught HIM in the path of justice? Who taught HIM knowledge and showed HIM the way of understanding?2
Isaiah 42:1 I have put MY SPIRIT upon him…
Isaiah 48:16 And now the LORD YAHUVEH, with HIS SPIRIT, sends me.
Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled and grieved HIS HOLY SPIRIT; So HE turned HIMSELF against them as an enemy, and HE fought against them.
Ezekiel 36:27 I will put MY SPIRIT within you and cause you to walk in MY statues and you will keep MY judgments.
Ezekiel 37:14 I will put MY SPIRIT in you and you shall live and I will place you in your own land…
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out MY SPIRIT on all flesh. Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.
Zechariah 4:6 Not by might nor by power but by MY SPIRIT says the LORD OF HOSTS.
Matthew 3:16-17 And YAHUSHUA, when HE was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the Heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the SPIRIT OF GOD descending like a dove, and lighting upon HIM: And lo a voice from Heaven, saying, This is MY BELOVED SON, in WHOM I AM well pleased.
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The HOLY SPIRIT” will come upon you and the power of the HIGHEST will overshadow you.
John 3:5-6 YAHUSHUA answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the SPIRIT is spirit.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to ME in Jerusalem, and in all Judea & Samaria, and to the End of the Earth.
Acts 2:2-4 And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire and one sat upon each of them. And they were filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and began to speak with other tongues, as the SPIRIT gave them utterance.
Acts 8:17 Then they laid hands on them and they received the HOLY SPIRIT.
Acts 10:44, 47 While Peter was still speaking these words, the HOLY SPIRIT fell upon all those who heard the word…Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the HOLY SPIRIT just as we did…?
Acts 16:6 Now, when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the HOLY SPIRIT to preach the word in Asia.
Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the SPIRIT, if indeed the SPIRIT of GOD dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the SPIRIT of the MESSIAH, he is not HIS.
1 Corinthians 12: 4; 7-11 4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same SPIRIT 7 But the manifestation of the SPIRIT is given to each one for the profit of all; 8 for to one is given the word of WISDOM through the SPIRIT, to another the Word of Knowledge through the same SPIRIT; 9 to another faith by the same SPIRIT, to another gifts of healing by the same SPIRIT; 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
Galatians 5: 16-17, 22 – 23 Instead, I tell you, be guided by the SPIRIT, and you will no longer yield to self-indulgence. The desires of self-indulgence are always in opposition to the SPIRIT, and the desires of the SPIRIT are in opposition to self-indulgence: they are opposites, one against the other; that is how you are prevented from doing the things that you want to… But the Fruit of the SPIRIT is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering,Kindness,GoodnessFaithfulness, Humility, Self Control. Nothing in the Torah stands against such things.
Ephesians 5:18-19 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the SPIRIT, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the LORD
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the SPIRIT being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
2 Timothy 1:7 For GOD has not given us a SPIRIT of fear but of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind.
Hebrews 3:7-8 Wherefore, as the HOLY GHOST saith, To day if ye will hear HIS Voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness…
Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the HEAVENLY GIFT, and were made partakers of the HOLY GHOST, And have tasted the GOOD WORD OF GOD, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance
Hebrews 10:15-17, 29 Whereof the HOLY GHOST also is a witness to us: for after that HE [YAHUVEH] had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith YAHUVEH, I will put MY Laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more….Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the SON OF GOD and hath counted the BLOOD OF THE COVENANT, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the SPIRIT OF GRACE?
Revelation 2:7; 11; 17; 2:29; 3:6; 13; 4:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches.
Nature of WISDOM (Book of Proverbs, The NKV)
1. Given by God (2:6).
2. SHE calls, cries out, asks questions, reproves, warns, offers counsel and knowledge, offers protection from calamities (1:20-33).
3. SHE gives discernment and understanding and knowledge of God and understanding of righteousness and justice (2:1-9).
4. HER proceeds are better than profits of siver and gold (3:14).
5. SHE a tree of life to those who take hold of HER (3:18).
6. By HER the Lord founded the earth (3:19).
7. SHE is the principal thing; she preserves us and keeps us, and if we exalt HER, she will promote us and bring honor and place on our head ornament of grace and a crown of glory (4:7-9).
8. SHE dwells with Prudence. Counsel is HER, and sound9 wisdom. SHE is understanding and has strength. By HER kings raign (8:12-15).
9. SHE may be found (8:17).
10. Lord YAHUVEH possesed HER at the beginning and SHE is the master craftsman; SHE rejoices; HER delight was with the sons of me (8:22-31).
11. Whoever finds HER finds life and obtains favor from the Lord (8:35-36).
Nature of WISDOM (Book of Wisdom, the Jerusalem Bible)
Wisdom 1:6 WISDOM is a SPIRIT friendly to humanity, though SHE will not let a blasphemer’s words go unpunished; since GOD observes the very soul and accurately surveys the heart, listening to every word.
Wisdom 6:12 WISDOM is brilliant, SHE never fades. By those who love HER, SHE is readily seen, By those who seek HER, SHE is readily found.
Book of Wisdom Chapter 7
22 For within HER is a SPIRIT INTELLIGENT, HOLY, UNIQUE, MANIFOLD, SUBTLE, MOBILE, INCISIVE, UNSULLIED, LUCID, INVULNERABLE, BENEVOLENT, SHREWD,
23 IRRESISTIBLE, BENEFICENT, FRIENDLY-TO-HUMAN-BEINGS, STEADFAST, DEPENDABLE, UNPERTURBED, ALMIGHTY, ALL-SURVEYING, PENETRATING, ALL-INTELLECT, PURE & MOST SUBTLE SPIRITS.
24 For WISDOM is quicker to move than any motion;
SHE is so pure, SHE pervades and permeates all things.
25 SHE is a BREATH OF THE POWER OF GOD,
PURE EMANATION OF THE GLORY OF THE ALMIGHTY;
so nothing impure can find its way into HER.
26 For SHE is a REFLECTION OF THE ETERNAL LIGHT,
UNTARNISHED MIRROR OF GOD’S ACTIVE POWER,
& IMAGE OF HIS GOODNESS.
27 Although SHE is alone, SHE can do everything;
HERSELF unchanging, SHE renews the world, and,
generation after generation, passing into Holy souls,
SHE makes them into GOD’S Friends & Prophets;
Added June 9, 2010
Wisdom of the Son of Sirach
Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of the Son of Sirach, Book of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua ben Sira, Wisdom of Sirach or simply, Sirach is a book included in the early Hebrew & Greek Bibles. It is believed to have been written in the 2nd century B.C. The early Greek church also called it, “The All-Virtuous Wisdom.” In Hebrew the book was known as the Book of Ben Sirach, Proverbs of Ben Sirach, or Wisdom of Ben Sirach.
Ecclesiasticus is a Latin word meaning, “churchly,” and would describe any book that was read in church or received ecclesiastical or church sanction. Ben Sira, Hebrew meaning the “son of Sirach,” was a scholar, and a scribe thoroughly knowledgeable of Jewish Law, and especially of the “Books of Wisdom.”
(New Jerusalem Bible)
Sirach Chapter 1 (Forward & Verses 1, 4-20)
Forward: The Law, the Prophets, and the other writers succeeding them have passed on to us great lessons, in consequence of which Israel must be commended for Learning & Wisdom…
1 ALL WISDOM comes from the LORD YAHUVEH,
SHE is with HIM for ever.
4 WISDOM was created before everything,
PRUDENT UNDERSTANDING subsists from remotest ages…
5 [missing verse].
6 For whom has the root of WISDOM ever been uncovered?
HER resourceful ways, who knows them?…
7 [missing verse].
8 ONE only is wise, terrible indeed,
9 seated on HIS Throne, the LORD.
It was HE, WHO created, inspected and weighed HER up,
and then poured HER out on all HIS works…..
10 The BASIS of WISDOM is to fear the LORD;
SHE was created with the faithful in their mothers’ womb;
11 THE FEAR OF THE LORD YAHUVEH IS GLORY & PRIDE,15HAPPINESS & A CROWN OF JOYFULNESS.
12 THE FEAR OF THE LORD YAHUVEH gladdens the heart,
giving Happiness, Joy & Long Life.
13 For those who fear the LORD YAHUVEH, all will end well:
on their dying day they will be blessed.
14 The Basis of WISDOM is to fear the LORD YAHUVEH;
SHE was [joined] with the faithful in their mothers’ womb;
15 SHE has made a home in the human race, an age-old foundation,
and to their descendants will SHE faithfully cling.
16 The fullness of WISDOM is to fear the LORD YAHUVEH;
SHE intoxicates them with HER fruits;
17 SHE fills their entire house with treasures
and their storerooms with HER produce.
18 The Crown of WISDOM is to fear the LORD YAHUVEH:
SHE makes Peace & Health flourish.
19 The LORD YAHUVEH has seen and assessed HER,
HE has showered down KNOWLEDGE & INTELLIGENCE,
HE has exalted the renown of those who possess HER.
20 The root of WISDOM is to fear the LORD YAHUVEH,
and HER Branches are long life.
Sirach Chapter 4 (Verses 11-19)
11 WISDOM brings up HER own children
and cares for those who seek HER.
12 Whoever loves HER loves life,
those who seek HER early will be filled with joy.
13 Whoever possesses HER will inherit honor,
and wherever he walks the LORD YAHUVEH will bless him.
14 Those who serve HER minister to the HOLY ONE,
and the LORD YAHUVEH loves those who love HER.
15 Whoever obeys HER rules the nations,
whoever pays attention to HER dwells secure.
16 If he trusts himself to HER, he will inherit HER,
and his descendants will remain in possession of HER;
17 for though SHE takes him at first through winding ways,
bringing fear and faintness on him,
trying him out with HER Discipline till SHE can trust him,
and testing him with HER Ordeals,
18 SHE then comes back to him on the straight road,
makes him happy and reveals HER Secrets to him.
19 If he goes astray, however, SHE abandons him
and leaves him to his own destruction.
Sirach Chapter 24
1 WISDOM speaks HER own praises,
2 In the midst of HER people, SHE glories in HERSELF.
3 SHE opens HER Mouth in the assembly of the MOST HIGH, SHE glories in HERSELF in the PRESENCE OF THE MIGHTY ONE:
4 ‘I came forth from the Mouth of the MOST HIGH,
and I covered the earth like MIST.
5 I had MY Tent in the heights,
and MY Throne was a PILLAR OF CLOUD.
6 Alone, I have made the circuit of the Heavens
and walked through the depths of the abyss.
7 Over the waves of the sea and over the whole Earth,
and over every people and nation I have held sway.
8 Among all these I searched for rest,
and looked to see in whose territory I might pitch camp.
9 Then the CREATOR OF ALL things instructed ME
and HE WHO created ME fixed a place for MY Tent.
HE said, ‘Pitch your tent in Jacob, make Israel your inheritance.’
10 From Eternity, in the beginning, HE created ME,
and for Eternity I shall remain.
11 In the Holy Tent I ministered before HIM
and thus became established in Zion.
12 In the Beloved City, HE has given ME rest,
and in Jerusalem I wield MY Authority.
13 I have taken root in a privileged people,
in the LORD YAHUVEH’S Property, in HIS Inheritance.
14 I have grown tall as a cedar on Lebanon,
as a cypress on Mount Hermon;
15 I have grown tall as a palm in En-Gedi,
as the rose bushes of Jericho; as a fine olive in the plain,
as a plane tree, I have grown tall.
16 Like cinnamon and acanthus, I have yielded a perfume,
like choice myrrh, have breathed out a scent,
like galbanum, onycha, labdanum,
like the smoke of incense in the tent.
17 I have spread MY Branches like a terebinth,
and MY Branches are glorious and graceful.
18 I AM like a VINE putting out graceful shoots,
MY Blossoms bear the Fruit of Glory & Wealth.
19 [missing verse].
20 Approach ME, you who desire ME, and take your fill of MY Fruits,
21 for memories of ME are sweeter than honey,
inheriting ME is sweeter than the honeycomb.
22 They who eat ME will hunger for more,
They who drink ME will thirst for more.
23 No one who obeys ME will ever have to blush,
No one who acts as I dictate will ever sin.
24 All this is no other than the Book of the Covenant
of the MOST HIGH GOD,
the Law that Moses enjoined on us,
an inheritance for the communities of Jacob.
25 [missing verse]
26 This is what makes WISDOM brim over like the Pishon,
like the Tigris in the season of fruit,
27 what makes INTELLIGENCE overflow like the Euphrates,
like the Jordan at harvest time;
28 and makes DISCIPLINE flow like the Nile,
like the Gihon when the grapes are harvested.
29 The first man did not finish discovering about HER,
nor has the most recent tracked HER down;
30 for HER Thoughts are wider than the sea,
and HER Designs more profound than the abyss.
31 And I, like a conduit from a river,
like a watercourse running into a garden,
32 I said, ‘I AM going to water MY orchard,
I intend to irrigate MY flower beds.’
And see, MY conduit has grown into a river,
and MY river has grown into a sea.
33 Making Discipline shine forth from daybreak,
I shall send its light far and wide.
34 I shall pour out Teaching like Prophecy,
as a legacy to all future generations.
35 And note, I have been working not merely for MYSELF,
but for all who are seeking WISDOM.
Sirach Chapter 51 (Verses 13-30)
13 When I was still a youth, before I went traveling,
in my prayers I asked outright for WISDOM.
14 Outside the Sanctuary I would pray for HER,
and to the last I shall continue to seek HER.
15 From HER blossoming to the ripening of HER grape my heart has taken its delight in HER. My foot has pursued a straight path, I have sought HER ever since my youth.
16 By bowing my ear a little, I have received HER,
and have found much instruction.
17 Thanks to HER I have advanced;
Glory be to HIM WHO has given me WISDOM!
18 For I was determined to put HER into practice,
have earnestly pursued the good,
and shall not be put to shame.
19 My soul has fought to possess HER, I have been scrupulous in keeping the Law; I have stretched out my hands to Heaven and bewailed how little I knew of HER;
20 I have directed my soul towards HER, and in purity I have found HER; having my heart fixed on HER from the outset, I shall never be deserted;
21 my very core having yearned to discover HER,
I have now acquired a GOOD POSSESSION.
22 In reward the LORD has given me a tongue
with which I shall sing HIS PRAISES.
23 Come close to me, you ignorant, take your place in my school.
24 Why complain about lacking these things
when your souls are so thirsty for them
25 I have opened my mouth, I have said: ‘Buy HER without money,
26 Put your necks under HER yoke,
Let your souls receive instruction,
SHE is near, within your reach.’
27 See for yourselves: how slight my efforts have been
to win so much peace.
28 Buy INSTRUCTION with a large sum of silver,
Thanks to HER you will gain much gold.
29 May your souls rejoice in the MERCY OF THE LORD,
May you never be ashamed of praising HIM.
30 Do your work before the appointed time
and at the appointed time HE will give you your reward.
…the LORD disciplines those HE loves, as a father the son he delights in.