This podcast continues the lesson that I spoke about on the previous program. English translations of Leviticus 19:18 tell us this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself, I am YHVH.” However, I don’t think this is an accurate expression taken from the Hebrew text. In my opinion, a better rendering should be this way:
Leviticus 19:18 – I AM (the source of) YOUR LOVE, TO (or towards)YOUR NEIGHBOUR, AS (like) HE (Messiah) IS (also) UNTO YOU.
This is the lesson that Yeshua taught as the second greatest “commandment” (divine connection) in Matthew 22:34-40. This command is not about loving ourself. Rather, this command is about loving our neighbor in the same way that YHVH loves us.
Within the context of the first half of this podcast, we will also have a look at John 20:22, He (Yeshua) breathed on them (His disciples, after his resurrection) and told them to receive the Holy Spirit. Yeshua’s breathing action mimics the same action that brought Adam into his spiritual life in Genesis 2:7. Thus, we will have a look at the two Hebrew terms “Nephesh” = Spirit and “Neshamah” = Soul.
On the second half of this podcast, we will continue with our study of 1 Corinthians 13 and Paul’s statements that divine biblical love does not seek its own and does not provoke. What exactly does all of this mean? We’ll have a look at the Greek and Hebrew that translates to this English word “provoke.”
Join us for today’s podcast about true love; that it does not feed on itself nor does it provoke to an emotional, physical, or spiritual sword fight for control over another nor does it call out to an opponent for a duel-to-the-death retribution with an objective to Go ahead and Make My Day! When we make it all about us instead of about YHVH, it reverses all that is important to Yehovah but never does he remove our freedom of choice with an anger that really chaps his hide.
This is Defining Biblical Love PART 14 on Real Israel Talk Radio, Episode 78.
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