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Re: Hugged by God.
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 01:18:40 AM »

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Helen - what has always struck me about the Prodigal Son parable were the words "whilst he was still a long way off" his Father rushed to meet him - it seems once we change our thoughts back to God then God rushes  to meet us - just a thought - twinc

I heard it said that the Father was just as guilty as the son,according to a jewish understanding of this parable to whom of course it was addressed - the Father broke every jewish criteria in taking back his son who he should have condemned and banished for ever as untouchable especially after touching and working with swine and probably eating their flesh - so we are likewise accepted by God through his son who became as untouchable as us but returned and was accepted by His Father for us - wincam
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Re: Hugged by God.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 03:36:32 PM »
I heard it said that the Father was just as guilty as the son,according to a jewish understanding of this parable to whom of course it was addressed - the Father broke every jewish criteria in taking back his son who he should have condemned and banished for ever as untouchable especially after touching and working with swine and probably eating their flesh - so we are likewise accepted by God through his son who became as untouchable as us but returned and was accepted by His Father for us - wincam

So an example of forgiveness.  The Father's forgiveness.  Putting love and forgiveness before law and tradition.

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Re: Hugged by God.
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 01:27:42 PM »
Helen.

Thank you for your Topic Hugged by God.

Which brought to mind,

"EL SHADDAI", usually translated in most English Bibles as, "God Almighty", or "God All Sufficient", EL SHADDAI, is found 48 times in the OT.

This is a compound description, made up of "ELOHIM", meaning the strong one who gives strength/nourishment, and the Hebrew word Shad which refers to the female breast.

What the Lord is saying here is "I love you with that very special tender loving care that a nursing mother feels for the infant she is breast feeding".

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Below is one example of the use of EL SHADDAI.

Gen 17:1 WHEN Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

Gen 17:2 "And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

Gen 17:3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

Gen 17:4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

Gen 17:5 "No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.

Gen 17:6 "I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

In verse 1 the Lord reveals Himself as "Almighty God", this is the English translation of EL SHADDAI.

Isn't it wonderful, that when God tells Abram who had not at that time fathered any children, that he will be the father of many, that The Lord uses His title which is so closely related to nursing infants. Do we really have any idea just how incredible the Lord our God is? There are just no words to adequately describe Him.

May the Lord bless you abundantly, and keep you safe.

Edwin.

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