Category Archives: Quotes

Words of wisdom, quotes of inspiration.

The Silver Hair Message

Allow me to share with you a BiteByte of truth the Holy Spirit share with me. The silver-haired head in our society many commonly call gray  is meant to speak of a crown of glory i.e. meant by the Creator as a sign of honor.

The important 2nd clause is to say specifically this truth applied to the scenario where it found combined with a life lived in the path of righteous living.  it is found in the way of righteousness.

The Creator tells us in Holy Scripture that he cares how a society treats and reverences or fails to reverence it’s more elderly members.

Grace & Peace
Morris Hunter

Rebooting with God: Shabbat thought

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Rebooting with God 
Re-orienting ourselves,  A Shabbat thought 

Source: – John Mark Fuller  

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

So how do we allow the Holy Spirit to bring us back to the beginning

          and reconsider His paths, studying out His intentions from the start?!

This week restarted the reading cycle that folks trace back to Ezra,

          and Yeshua used to announce the beginning of His ministry on earth.

          It begins with Bereshit (aka Genesis), Moshe’s account of creation

          up to where YHVH our Elohim had to prepare a reboot with Noah.

In other words, here we are in the midst of folks afraid of what is coming…

          “Is it the last days?” “Are you preparing for the worse?” or on the

           other side, “Are you ignoring the obvious and hoping it’ll pass?”

          And yet YHVH’s reading plan takes us back to the very beginning.

I’m reluctant to quote the cliché, considering the character of the source;

yet George Santayana, a bit ironic in light of his life, wrote:

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

There is also irony in how many of us Christians quote George,

while failing to consider the source or context of what he wrote.

Not unlike the penchant of western Christianity to write off the OT.

So how do we allow the Holy Spirit to bring us back to the beginning

          and reconsider His paths, studying out His intentions from the start?!

          Would it help us to walk in a renewed sense of His purposes?

          Can we allow His Spirit to bring comfort to others through us?

Jews (and a growing amount of believers) around the world are re-reading

          Parashat Bereshit (Gen 1-6:8) this week along with 1st Sam 20:18…

Part of where men went awry is via jealousy/possessiveness; besides the

history of Qayin and Havel illustrates some of our core issues even

today – and yet, can we learn something from the prophetic

passage in Haftarah that they read alongside a brother’s murder?

And Yah’s-Gift (Yehonatan) said to him:

“Tomorrow is the new moon;

  because your seat will be attended to.

(being empty drew attention.)

And on the third day, descend quickly,

and come to the place there that you hid in the day of the deed,

and remain by the stone Departure (Azel).

And I will shoot three arrows to the side, as if I shot at a mark.

And hey, I will send the lad [נַעַר Na’ar]:

“Go, find the arrows.”

If I say to the lad:

“Hey, the arrows are on this side of you!”

Take them, and come;

Because there is shalom for you and no hurt, as YHVH lives.

And if I say like so to the boy  [עֶלֶם E’lem]:

“Hey, the arrows are beyond you!”

Go! Because YHVH sent you away.

And the Davar that we spoke of, I and you:

Hineh, YHVH is between me and between you until forever!”

          …as recorded in 1st Shmuel 20:18-23

Isn’t it redemptive that the first thing Yeshua did as He began to preach

          repentance, is to call two sets of brothers to become His students?

Now walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers,

Shimon called Keyfa and his brother Andrea,

casting a net into the sea, they were fishermen.

And He says to them:

“Come, follow after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

And at once, having left their nets, they followed Him.

And having gone on from there, He saw two other brothers,

Ya’aqov, son of Yah’s-gift [Z’vadyah זְבַדיָה] and his brother Yohanan,

in the boat with their father Z’vadyah, mending their nets.

And He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father,

they followed Him. Mat’ 4:18-22

In both testimonies, we see a reference to Yah’s-Gift.

          In the initial account of Qayin and Havel, the disparity between

          how YHVH favored their gifts gave the enemy an opportunity.

          We have the same issue with our own families and congregations.

His good and perfect gift to us, however, can bring forgiveness and

          reconciliation between us. It helps to go back to the beginning

          and identify the reasons for the rift, repenting, and allowing the

          Holy Spirit to operate on our wounded hearts together.

Contemplating B’ 4’s tragedy with Qayin and Havel, then transitioning

to the self-sacrificing brotherly love of Yehonatan and David; and

comparing that to how Yeshua gathers in brothers for His ministry

of repentance and healing should help renew a right spirit in us.

And Yah’s-Gift said to David:

“Go for Shalom!

That we swore, the two of us in the name of YHVH, saying:

“YHVH will be between me and between you,

and between my seed and between your seed, until forever.””

          …from Ashkenzi Haftarah: 1st Shmuel 20:42

So He not only reconciles His people, yet there is also work to do…

So says EL YHVH, creating the heavens, and stretching them out,

Who spreads out the earth and it’s produce,

Who gives breath to the people on it,

and spirit to those for walking in it:

I YHVH called you in righteousness, and I strengthened your hand,

and I guarded you, and gave you for a covenant of the people,

to be light the Goyim;

To open blind eyes; to free from prison, captives;

From the jailhouse, those sitting in darkness.

I am YHVH, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another,

and My praise to images.

The first things, hineh, they came; and new things I tell of;

In of before they spring forth I will cause you to hear of them.

…from Sefardic Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-9 


Adonai Yeshua, help us to understand Your first Words, from creation

          onwards, to discern and cooperate with Your perfect desires.

          Give us grace and forgiveness toward each other, not in some

          complicit conspiring, but speaking truth in love to one another.

Help us to not only follow after You, but to really allow that making

of our lives into the fishers of men, to be “for a covenant of

the people, to be light the Goyim; To open blind eyes;

to free from prison, captives; …, those sitting in darkness.”

Please strengthen us to walk in Your Righteousness and not our own.

          Thank You for all the waves around us, and for calling out to us.

          In Your awesome name, above all names, Yeshua our Messiah!

Blessings and Shabbat Shalom,
John Mark 

Somebody touched me!

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Somebody Touched Me 

Luke 8

Without even a prayer from Jesus, just a touch … 

45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou,  Who touched me?

Now Jesus knew, there had been a touch, not like the others touching him but this one was a touch

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.   

48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.  

Aha, unlike the others, this one was a touch, with faith

Selah –
Dr. Morris Hunter

The Widows oil, God’s provision.

Elisha and the Widow’s Oil.  This story teaches us that if we truly hear God’s directions accurately and obey them He will provide our needs even supernaturally and miraculously if need be. 

2Ki 4:1  Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

2Ki 4:2  And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

2Ki 4:3  Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

2Ki 4:4  And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

2Ki 4:5  So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

2Ki 4:6  And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

2Ki 4:7  Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

Sweet smelling fragrance to God

Christ servants as the aroma carrying Christ knowledge - 2 Cor 2:14-17

Burnt offerings carried aromas as they were sacrificed.
Those that spread the knowledge of Christ are as an aroma before the very Creator of the sense of smell.  Selah

But thanks be to God!

For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ’s victory procession.

God uses us to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere like a sweet fragrance.

For we are like a sweet-smelling incense offered by Christ to God, which spreads among those who are being saved and those who are being lost.

For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life. Who, then, is capable of such a task?

Lord of the Breakthrough – 1 Sam 5:18

2 Samuel 5:20  is a great scripture for meditation and memorization:

 And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.

2 Samuel 5:18-25 (KJV)

18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

19 And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

20 And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, TheLord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.

21 And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

23 And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

25 And David did so, as the Lord had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

Thomas Paine on God & Science

Consider this truth: Science itself is God’s creation.

All that we discover in “nature” is designed,
planned, orchestrated with the purpose and intent of it’s designer.

No less than the founders of the United States understood this well and make it known that they did.
Thomas Paine: “ It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin.
Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.”
“ The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism.

Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence.

They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.”

“The Existence of God–1810”