Little Guy in the Eye

Little Guy in Eye

Little Guy in the Eye symbol 3

Psa 17:8  Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

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Little Guy in the Eye

The phrase ‘Little Guy in the Eye’ is speaking of a close relationship with God where we appear as a little guy in His Eye or as the ‘apple of His Eye.’

Being a little guy/girl in the Eye of God is all about walking in close relationship with God who is love (1 John 4:8) and extending that love to our fellow man (1 John 4:12). Its not about religion or doctrine, its about relationship with the Most High. Each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as God works through us according to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). As we keep focused on Him and He transforms us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) until we are formed into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

The Holy Scriptures speak of the Word of God being the apple of our eye (Proverbs 7:2). When we look into the “eyes of God” we see ourselves, when He looks into our eyes He sees the Word, Himself. The ultimate goal of walking with God is that at the end of our journey we will look into His eyes and see the Word as well, His image being formed in and through us. To accomplish this, our eyes should be on Jesus, the Word made flesh (John 1:1)…the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

Scripture speaks of Jesus as the “Face” of God, His Image (Psalm 44:3; 42:5; Hebrews 1:1-3; John 14:7-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:12-20; John 17:21-23). To be a little guy in the Eye of God is to look unto the LORD Jesus Christ. For those who read through the articles shared on this website, the focus being on Jesus, I hope, will be readily seen. From all of the Bible being about Him, to all of creation pointing to Him, He is the focus.

The essence of being a “little guy in the Eye” is love. Walking in close relationship with God who is love (1 John 4:8) and extending that love to our fellow man (1 John 4:12). Its not about religion or doctrine, its about relationship with the Most High. Each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as God works through us according to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). If we keep focused on Him and not on religion He will be able to transform us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) until we are formed into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

The Holy Scriptures admonish us to seek the Face of God at all times (1 Chronicles 16:11). Seeking His Face where we appear as a “little guy” in His Eye will cause us to love others as He loves them…

When we look to God, we see what we are. Evil, despicable, unworthy (Romans 3:10-19,23)…but when we look to Him we see His unending love for us in spite of our sinfulness (Ephesians 2:1-7). When we look to our fellow man, our carnal flesh which is full of hate immediately wants to focus on their evils and unworthiness (1 Corinthians 3:1-4; Romans 8:7). However, if we remember that we are just as unworthy of God’s love as them, yet God still grants us His unmerited, unending love, will we not be more likely to do the same to them?

He has forgiven us so let us forgive (Matthew 18:23-35; Ephesians 4:32). He shows us mercy so let us show mercy (2 Samuel 22:36; Luke 6:36). He overlooks our lack of understanding and ignorance so let us do the same with others. Even if the other person accepts not our forgiveness, love and understanding we must remember that we have treated God the same in the past, and even still do today as believers.

In seeking His Face, His Light will shine upon us where we can walk in His name (Numbers 6:24-27). If we seek His face continually (1 Chronicles 16:11), His light will reflect from us to others (2 Corinthians 4:6). Scripture likens seeking the Face of the Lord as looking into a mirror (2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 13:12) in which we now see darkly. As a result, we should abide in faith, hope and love. Most importantly, in love. This love is summed up in the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31).

All religions are based upon the Golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated. Almost everyone in the world follows a religion so why is there so much hate? The problem is that we cannot keep the Golden Rule by our power or understanding. The Golden Rule can only work if we are following by the principle of seeking His Face. We can only truly abide by the Golden Rule if we are treating men as we wish God to treat us. We want forgiveness and mercy and grace from God…this then should be given to others. We must love as He loves us (John 13:34; 15:12).

Christ said that the all of the Law and Prophets hang upon the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12; 22:40). Paul also says that the entire law is based upon this principle (Galatians 5:14). By applying the concept of seeking His Face, this is seen. A proper fulfillment of the Golden rule depends upon what man is seeking. God or false religion/idols/self. Idolatry and false religion lead to hate (John 15:21-25; Hosea 9:7-8), this is why there is so much hate in the world. If we are not walking in love, we are not walking with God (1 John 4:8). Hatred for our fellow man is indicative that we are not seeking the Face of God as man was created in God’s image (1 John 4:20-21; James 3:9). Hate is indicative that we are walking in the carnal flesh which is at war with God (Romans 8:7; Galatians 5:19-21). Hate in one’s heart reveals a spiritual blindness (1 John 2:9-11) which is caused in many cases by religion (John 9:41; 15:21-25; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 44:18; 6:9-10; Matthew 13:13-15; 15:7-14).

When we seek the Face of God at all times we can overcome the hate for others caused by fear and ignorance (1 John 4:18; Romans 8:15, 31-39; Psalm 118:6; Hebrews 13:6). When we seek the Face of God we can love our enemies and show them mercy as He does (Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:14-21; 1 Peter 3:8-15; Ephesians 2:2-22).

The phrase ‘apple of the eye’ is rendered כאישׁון בת־עין ‘k’ishon bat ayin’ in Hebrew.  אישון ‘ishon’ means man/ little man, בת ‘bat’ means daughter and עין ‘ayin’ means eye…the little guy/girl in the eye.

From Keil & Delitzsch commentary

“The apple of the eye, which is surrounded by the iris, is called אִישֹׁון, the man (Arabic insân), or in the diminutive and endearing sense of the termination on: the little man of the eye, because a picture in miniature of one’s self is seen, as in a glass, when looking into another person’s eye. בַּת־עַיִן either because it is as if born out of the eye and the eye has, as it were, concentrated itself in it, or rather because the little image which is mirrored in it is, as it were, the little daughter of the eye (here and Lam_2:18). To the Latin pupilla (pupula), Greek κόρη, corresponds most closely בָּבַת עַיִן, Zec_2:12, which does not signify the gate, aperture, sight, but, as בַּת shows, the little boy, or more strictly, the little girl of the eye. It is singular that אִישֹׁון here has the feminine בַּת־עָֽיִן as the expression in apposition to it. The construction might be genitival: “as the little man of the apple of the eye,” inasmuch as the saint knows himself to be so near to God, that, as it were, his image in miniature is mirrored in the great eye of God.”

Being the little guy/girl in the Eye of God is all about walking in close relationship with God who is love (1 John 4:8) and extending that love to our fellow man (1 John 4:12).  Its not about religion or doctrine, its about relationship with the Most High.  Each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as God works through us according to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13).  If we keep focused on Him and not on religion He will be able to transform us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) until we are formed into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

Israel is the apple of God’s eye (The Israel of God are those who are in Messiah Jesus)

Deu 32:9 For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Deu 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

Zion is the apple of God’s Eye

Zec 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

The Word of God (Jesus Christ) is to be the ‘little guy’ in our eye.

Pro 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

When we look into the “eyes of God” we see ourselves, when He looks into our eyes He sees the Word, Himself.  The ultimate goal of walking with the LORD is that at the end we will look into His eyes and see the Word as well, His image being formed in and through us.  Our eyes should be on Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh…the Author and Finisher of our faith.

We are to look unto the face of God for salvation

Isa 45:22 Look {פנה ‘panah’ – face/presence} unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Heb 12:2  Looking {ἀφοράω ‘aphoraō’ – fix eyes upon} unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Greek word translated as ‘looking’ in Hebrews 12:2 is ἀφοράω ‘aphoraō’ which literally means to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on a particular object, in this case Jesus. The only way we can walk in God’s love and be formed into His image is to keep our eyes focused on Christ Jesus.

Disciples/Little Guy in the Eye Connection

A look at the English word pupil connects the concept of the apple of the eye to studying the Word of God.

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: Pupil

PU’PIL, n. [L. pupilla, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

The apple of the eye; a little aperture in the middle of the iris and uvea of the eye, through which the rays of light pass to the crystalline humor, to be painted on the retina.

PU’PIL, n. [L. pupillus, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

Walking as His disciples/students is seeking His Face as the apple of His eye/little guy in His eye.  The word ‘seek’ comes from דרש ‘d’rash’ which means to study.

Christ commanded His followers to disciple all nations.

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

G3100
μαθητεύω
mathēteuō

1) to be a disciple of one
1a) to follow his precepts and instructions
2) to make a disciple
2a) to teach, instruct

The root of this Greek word is:

G3129
μανθάνω
manthanō

This word was used in the Septuagint to translate the following Hebrew words:

G3129
manthano *    H502    alaph {This means to be yoked to an older ox – Matthew 11:29}
manthano     H3045    yada {This means to know, which is an intimate word used for relations between a man and wife…ie the seed being planted.   What is the seed?  The Word – Mark 4:14}

manthano     H3925    lamad qal,pi {This means to goad one in the right direction Yoke}

manthano     H3286    yaga {This word means to weary oneself through hard work (2 Timothy 2:15) and goes back to the root word of עף ‘aph’ meaning the wings of a bird…}

The apple in the eye indicates an intimate relationship with another where you are so near one another that you can see your miniature self in their pupil. The Scriptures admonish us to seek that relationship with the Most High.

1Ch 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

Psa 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Under the Shadow of His Wings

Being the little guy in His eye is associated with dwelling under the shadow of His wings.

Psa 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Deu 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

When the Scriptures speak of abiding in the shadow of His wings it is speaking of an intimate relationship were we dwell in His bosom, seeking His face where we see ourselves as a little guy in His eye.  We are protected from adversity.

The other portion of Scripture that speaks of the “apple of His eye” is in Zechariah.  Zechariah does not speak of eagles wings but the same concept is spoken of as the LORD will be a wall of fire AROUND us.  Here it can be seen that the pillar of fire and cloud in the wilderness is associated with Him bearing us up on eagles wings.

Zec 2:5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psa 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psa 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psa 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Psa 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Psa 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Psa 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psa 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psa 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Psa 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psa 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Psa 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation (Hebrew: ישׁוּעה ‘yeshua’ the source of the name Jesus).

Making the Most High our habitation; Abiding in the Almighty

Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

Psa 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

The Rock is associated with dwelling under His wings as well.

Psa 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Psa 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
Psa 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
Psa 71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

From these portions of Scripture in Psalm 71 & 91 we can see that those who abide in the shadow of His wings will be protected from adversity, they will be given eternal life and will see Jesus.

May we all abide under the shadow of His wings and see ourselves as the Little Guy in His Eye, walking closer and closer with Him as each day passes.

The Bosom, the Family and Gathering at the Cross

The word father in Hebrew is associated with love, so too is the word mother.  אם ’em’ (mother) is the source of the Latin ‘amare,’ the French ‘amitie’ and the English ‘amity,’ all of which mean love.  One of the Hebrew words for love is דד ‘dud/dad’ which means both love and breasts/bosom.  Interestingly, the English word ‘baby’ comes from the Hebrew בבה ‘baba’ which is related to the word אבוב ‘aboob’ the root of which is אב ‘av’ which means father but also means a pipe, as in the breast of the mother whose milk flows to give sustenance to the baby.  בבה ‘baba’ in Hebrew means the pupil, the apple of one’s eyes.  As any parent has held their baby in their arms against their bosom they recognize this is the epitome of love and intimate relationship (apple of the eye/little guy in the eye).

The Hebrew word for family is משפחה ‘mishpocha’ which comes from the root  שפח ‘shapach’.  שפח ‘shaphach’ is the source of the English word crucifixion from whence all the family of the earth is gathered (John 12:32).  The bosom, which represents the love of the family, also links to the crucifixion.

Messiah came from the bosom of the Father.

Joh 1:18  No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One declares Him.

He gathers and then carries in His bosom His people, linking to the crucifixion.  It is through the work of Messiah on the cross that mankind is brought into His family.

Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

There are multiple words in Hebrew for love, all linking back to the bosom.  The most common is אהב ‘ahav’ which has the meaning of a gift and the expressions and actions of one towards the family.  The pictograph meaning displays the gift of the Father to mankind of His only begotten Son.  Again linking the bosom, the family and the crucifixion.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 15:13  Greater love than this has no one, that anyone should lay down his soul for his friends.

From the root:

The Pictograph meaning of Love:

The first and last letters spell out the word for Father (אב ‘av’) and the middle letter is a picture of a man with outstretched arms (ה ‘heh’).  The Love of the Father is revealed through the Messiah on the tree, gathering all mankind back to their Creator.

Another word for love is חשק ‘chashaq’ which has the meaning of being knit together in love.  חשק ‘chashaq’ is related to the word חב ‘chav’ which means the bosom.  חשק ‘chashaq is the word used in reference to the joining together of the Tabernacle, which is a shadow picture of the body of Messiah.  It is no surprise that this joining together involved nails, just as in the nails used in the crucifixion (Exodus 38:17, 28; Deuteronomy 7:7; Colossians 2:2, 19; Ephesians 4:15-16).

חשק ‘chashaq’ also can be traced back to the word חק ‘choq’

H2436
חוק  /  חק  /  חיק
chêyq  /  chêq  /  chôq
BDB Definition:
1) bosom, hollow, bottom, midst

חק ‘chuq’ is the root of חקק ‘chaqaq’ and חקה ‘chaqah’ which means to inscribe a decree or custom.  It is used in reference to the Torah/Word.  It is no surprise that the New Covenant, cut at Calvary is associated with the inscribing of the Word on our hearts which is contained in our bosoms (Jeremiah 31:31).

There are two more words in Hebrew which are translated as bosom.  One is חצן ‘chatsan’ which comes from חץ ‘chets’ which literally means a tent wall, as in an enclosing.  The second is the word צלחת ‘tsalachat’ which also means a bowl, as in the bowls used in the Tabernacle.  צלחת ‘tsalachat’ comes from the root צלח ‘tsalach’ which traces back further to צל ‘tsel’ which means a shadow…as under the shadow of His wings, the little guy in His Eye.

Recall that the word in Hebrew for pupil is בבה ‘baba’ which is the source of the English word ‘baby.’  Interestingly, the English word ‘shade’ comes from the Hebrew word שד ‘shad’ which means the breast/bosom.  שד ‘shad’ is the root of the word שדי ‘shaddai’ which is translated as ‘the Almighty.’  שד ‘shad’ literally means to return to the door, again linking with the feasts and the Tabernacle mentioned above.

Finally, the word דוד ‘dod’ means love.  דד ‘dod’ literally means the breasts.  The letter ‘dalet’ is the picture of a door, or flap of a tent which opens the way inside.  The tabernacle consisted of two doors/veils which דד displays.  What is the veil of the Tabernacle a picture of?  The body/flesh of Messiah.

Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

The above portion of Scripture is in context of the New Covenant which was cut at Calvary where Messiah gathered mankind into His bosom (Isaiah 40:11; Psalm 89:50).

Bosom & Faith

Num 11:12  I, have I conceived all this people? I, have I begotten it, that You say to me, Carry it in your bosom as the foster father (אמן ‘aman’) bears the suckling, to the land which You have sworn to its fathers?

Num 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father (אמן ‘aman’) beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?

The word used above  for foster father/nursing father is אמן ‘aman’ which means faith.  Faith comes from the same root as truth (etymology) in Hebrew מן ‘man.’

Faith and Truth are related

Faith (אמונה ’emunah’) and Truth (אמת ’emet’) come from the same root word in Hebrew.

Ancient Hebrew Definition

אמונה ’emunah’ comes from the 3 letter root אמן ‘aman’

‘אמן ‘aman’ means truly, a sure foundation and support.  This is why Messiah is spoken of as the ‘Amen’ (Revelation 3:14).  He is the firm foundation represented by the Tree of Life/the Word.  The other tree in midst the Garden was the tree of knowledge which represents unfaithfulness/lawlessness.  Man must choose between the two.  The choice that one makes determines which seed/tree he will be a part of.  Interestingly, the parent root for the word ‘emunah’ is מן which means ‘the blood continues.’  It is the word used in Genesis 1 for ‘kind’ or species.  Recall that this is the origin of the word ‘etymology’ as well.

Faith is Biblically defined as walking in Truth who is the Word/Messiah.  Faith traces back to the Garden of Eden and the two trees in the midst of the Garden.  The Tree of Life which represents truth/faith and the tree of knowledge which represents unfaithfulness/lawlessness and man’s own will as to what is good or evil.

The English word faith comes from the Old French word ‘foi’ which means faith, belief, trust which traces back further to the Latin word ‘fides’ which has the same meaning.  ‘Fides’ traces back to the Hebrew word בטח ’batach.’  ‘Batach’ is also the source for the English word ‘trust.’  בטח ’batach’ means to cling to someone or something.  It is pictured in the natural realm in a melon which clings to the vine.  Here again the picture of the Tree of Life and the tree of knowledge is seen.  Man can have faith in God and cling to Him or man can choose his own way and cling to the tree of knowledge.  This concept of clinging to the vine is discussed in more detail in the Biblical definition of the Olive tree and the word אב ‘av’ (Father).

Seeking His Face & the Golden Rule

The Holy Scriptures admonish us to seek the Face of God at all times (1 Chronicles 16:11).  Seeking His Face where we appear as a “little guy” in His Eye will cause us to love others as He loves them…

When we look to God, we see what we are.  Evil, despicable, unworthy (Romans 3:10-19,23)…but when we look to Him we see His unending love for us in spite of our sinfulness (Ephesians 2:1-7).  When we look to our fellow man, our carnal flesh which is full of hate immediately wants to focus on their evils and unworthiness (1 Corinthians 3:1-4; Romans 8:7).  However, if we remember that we are just as unworthy of God’s love as them, yet God still grants us His unmerited, unending love, will we not be more likely to do the same to them?

He has forgiven us so let us forgive (Matthew 18:23-35; Ephesians 4:32).  He shows us mercy so let us show mercy (2 Samuel 22:36; Luke 6:36).  He overlooks our lack of understanding and ignorance so let us do the same with others.  Even if the other person accepts not our forgiveness, love and understanding we must remember that we have treated God the same in the past, and even still do today as believers.

In seeking His Face, His Light will shine upon us where we can walk in His name (Numbers 6:24-27).  If we seek His face continually (1 Chronicles 16:11), His light will reflect from us to others (2 Corinthians 4:6).  Scripture likens seeking the Face of the Lord as looking into a mirror (2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 13:12) in which we now see darkly.  As a result, we should abide in faith, hope and love.  Most importantly, in love.  This love is summed up in the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31).

All religions are based upon the Golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated.  Almost everyone in the world follows a religion so why is there so much hate?  The problem is that we cannot keep the Golden Rule by our power or understanding.  The Golden Rule can only work if we are following by the principle of seeking His Face.  We can only truly abide by the Golden Rule if we are treating men as we wish God to treat us.  We want forgiveness and mercy and grace from God…this then should be given to others.  We must love as He loves us (John 13:34; 15:12).

Messiah said that the all of the Law and Prophets hang upon the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12; 22:40).  Paul also says that the entire law is based upon this principle (Galatians 5:14).  By applying the concept of seeking His Face, this is seen.  A proper fulfillment of the Golden rule depends upon what man is seeking.  God or religion/idols.  Idolatry and religion lead to hate (John 15:21-25; Hosea 9:7-8), this is why there is so much hate in the world.  If we are not walking in love, we are not walking with God (1 John 4:8).  Hatred for our fellow man is indicative that we are not seeking the Face of God as man was created in God’s image (1 John 4:20-21; James 3:9).  Hate is indicative that we are walking in the carnal flesh which is at war with God (Romans 8:7; Galatians 5:19-21).  Hate in one’s heart reveals a spiritual blindness (1 John 2:9-11) which is caused in many cases by religion (John 9:41; 15:21-25; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 44:18; 6:9-10; Matthew 13:13-15; 15:7-14).

When we seek the Face of God at all times we can overcome the hate for others caused by fear and ignorance (1 John 4:18; Romans 8:15, 31-39; Psalm 118:6; Hebrews 13:6).  When we seek the Face of God we can love our enemies and show them mercy as He does (Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:14-21; 1 Peter 3:8-15; Ephesians 2:2-22).

This is the essence of being a “little guy in the Eye”.  Love.  Walking in close relationship with God who is love (1 John 4:8) and extending that love to our fellow man (1 John 4:12).  Its not about religion or doctrine, its about relationship with the Most High.  Each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as God works through us according to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13).  If we keep focused on Him and not on religion He will be able to transform us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) until we are formed into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

I pray that this article has been a blessing (Ephesians 1:3, 17; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 1:9-10) and was edifying (Ephesians 4:12, 29), and that God is glorified therein (Colossians 3:17; Revelation 7:12; Galatians 1:24; John 17:9-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:12). Most importantly, I pray for all of us to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18; Philippians 1:9; John 17:3) and above all to know the love of God in Christ which surpasses knowledge (Ephesians 3:19).

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  1. Hello!
    I see that you don’t follow Christmas, E*aster and some other holidays which has their origins in other holidays than the religion of Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh, which is great.
    You stick to NT, which includes the NT-view of forgiveness and I would like to comment on that.

    (le-havdil) How to live in order to enable the Creator in His loving kindness to provide His foregivness is outlined in Tan’’kh ( the Jewish Bible) ; and was also taught by the first century Ribi Yehoshua from Nazareth (the Mashiakh; the Messiah) (His teachings are found here: Netzarim.)

    Tan’’kh – for example Yekhëzqeil (Hezekiel) 18 – promises foregivness to those who do their sincerest to keep the mitzwot (commandments) in Torah. The Creator cannot lie and He does not change (Malakhi 3:6)! According to Tehilim (“Psalms”) 103 the Creator gives His foregivness to those who do their sincerest to keep His berit (“covenant”; the pre-conditions to be included in the berit is according to the Jewish Bible to do ones sincerest to keep Torah).

    No human can keep Torah perfectly. There is a provision. Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh lived and kept Torah with the sincerest of his heart, died innocently and became a sacrifice. Because of this the Creator can give His foregiveness to everyone doing his/her sincerest to keep His instructions found in Torah.

    All the best, Anders Branderud

  2. Good day to you, I see you have (as I, have yours) been checking my website. I am curious as to what you think of my findings?

    Kal Dani

    1. I haven’t studied your page thoroughly yet but I have scanned through your study on ‘Prince William’s Occulted Numbers’ and found it very interesting. A lot of good connections. I have been trying to put up a series of studies on the Mark of the Beast and my next post is going to be on the ‘Holy Blood/Holy Grail’ theory which will contain the link to Prince William that you have on your site. I hope you don’t mind if I share some of your insights once I get that study posted, Yah willing.

      1. Please be free to use any of the findings. I have discovered strong connections with 2012 and the british troops setting foot in Jerusalem which i believe is quite imprortant.

  3. Brilliant stuff, man! What you have to say is really important and Im glad you took the time to share it. What you said really spoke to me and I hope that I can learn more about this. Thanks for sharing your opinion. I am yet to find anything as enlightening as this on the web.

  4. Would it be so terrible to believe that Yahushua was a great preacher & Torah teacher without ascribing divine or messiah status to him ? After all, we do not have world peace yet.

    1. I looked at the website linked to your profile and while it is an honorable idea to want to join the religions of the world, it will not lead to the Truth. There is only ONE way to the Father, and that is through His Son. Yahshua the Messiah.

      We must believe He is Messiah or we are dead in our sins.
      Joh 3:18 The one believing into Him is not condemned; but the one not believing has already been condemned, for he has not believed into the name of the only begotten Son of God.

      Joh 3:36 The one believing into the Son has everlasting life; but the one disobeying the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

      Joh 20:31 But these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

      He is the ONLY WAY
      Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

      If He is not YHWH in the flesh then our sins are not forgiven:
      Joh 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am, ye shall die in your sins.

      Why does Messiah Yahshua say that we must believe that He is the ‘I AM’ or we can’t be saved? It is because man can’t save us from our sins
      Psa 49:7 A man cannot at all redeem a brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,
      Psa 49:8 for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever,
      Psa 49:9 for he shall yet live forever; he shall never see corruption.

      Man can’t save us
      Deu 24:16 The fathers shall not die for sons, and sons shall not die for fathers; they each shall die for his own sin.
      Eze 14:14 And though these three men were in its midst, Noah, Daniel, and Job, by their righteousness they should deliver only their souls, declares the Lord YHWH.
      Eze 14:20 though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in its midst, as I live, declares the Lord YHWH, they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they by their righteousness would deliver only their souls.

      However, mankind must be saved by a kinsman redeemer (Leviticus 25:25, 47-55

      Heb 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, because of whom are all things, and through whom are all things, having brought many sons to glory, to perfect Him as the Author of their salvation through sufferings.
      Heb 2:11 For both the One sanctifying and the ones being sanctified are all of one; for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers,
      Heb 2:12 saying, “I will announce Your name to My brothers; I will hymn to You in the midst of the assembly.” Psa. 22:22
      Heb 2:13 And again, “I will be trusting on Him.” Isa. 8:17 And again, “Behold, I and the children whom God gave to Me.” Isa. 8:18
      Heb 2:14 Since, then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, in like manner He Himself also shared the same things, that through death He might cause to cease the one having the power of death, that is, the devil;
      Heb 2:15 and might set these free, as many as by fear of death were subject to slavery through all the lifetime to live.
      Heb 2:16 For indeed He does not take hold of angels, “but He takes hold of” “the seed of Abraham.” Isa. 41:8, 9

      Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

      Only YHWH is our Savior

      Isa 43:11 I, I am YHWH; and there is no Savior besides Me.
      Hos 13:4 Yet I am YHWH, your God from the land of Egypt; and you shall know no other gods than Me. For there is no Savior besides Me.
      Luk 1:46 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,
      Luk 1:47 and my spirit exulted in God My Savior.
      Psa 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help (teshuah).
      Psa 60:11 Give us help against our oppressor, for vain is the deliverance (teshuah) of man.

      Hos 1:7 And I will have mercy on the house of Judah and will save them by YHWH their God. And I will not save them by bow or by sword, or by battle, by horses, or by horsemen.

      However it is clear that Yahshua is described as our Savior…Yahshua is YHWH

      Act 4:11 This One is the Stone counted worthless by you the builders, the One who has come to be into the Head of the Corner; Psa. 118:22
      Act 4:12 and there is salvation in no other One, for neither is there any other name under Heaven having been given among men by which we must be saved.
      Tit 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
      Tit 3:4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
      Tit 3:5 not by works in righteousness which we had done, but according to His mercy, He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
      Tit 3:6 whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ, our Savior;
      2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
      1Jn 4:14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

      1. Hello!

        I want to comment about salvation.

        It is important to note this: According to the prophecy in Isaiah 9:6 in Hebrew according to the Hebrew numbering (which differs from the Christian), the Messiah would teach his followers to observe the directives of the Torah – the books of Moses. The word ‘mishpat’ is used, which implies non-selective observance of the directives of the Torah to a person’s utmost.

        As stipulated in Devarim [“Deuteronomy”] 6:4-9,11:13-21 one is required to keep all of the directives of Torâh′ to one’s utmost—viz., “with all one’s heart, psyche and might [lit. “very”]“—”for the purpose of extending your days and the days of your children… like the days of the heavens above the earth” (i.e., eternal life). According to the Tan’’kh -Yekhezeqeil [“Ezekiel”] chapter 18 et.al – the Creator confer His atonement in His loving kindness to those and only those turning away from their Torah-transgressions and (re)turning to non-selectively Torah-observance including mishpat. [Further documentation]

        That is, contradictory to what is traditionally assumed persons rejecting the Torah will not be forgiven by the Creator in His loving kindness.

        Torah prohibits additions to Torah and subtractions from Torah [D’varim [Deuteronomy] 4:2 and 13:1 in Hebrew according to Hebrew numbering]. The NT-salvation (John 3:16 et.al ) which you outline in your post constitutes an addition to Torah and subtractions from Torah and is prohibited. The above paragraphs outlines what the Creator requires of mankind in order for Him to in His loving kindness bestow His forgiveness.

        The NT has been redacted. You will find proofs of this on www (dot) netzarim.co (dot) il [Glossaries; NT].

        However, this is not a problem for the person loving the Creator and wanting to do His Will. He/she will (re)turn into non-selective observance of the directives of the Torah, which includes an immensely meaningful relationship with the Creator.

        All the best!
        Anders Branderud

  5. If there is only ONE Almighty – then there is only ONE religion. There is no name of a religion in scripture. It is just being a monotheist like Abraham.

  6. Outstanding post, you have pointed out some superb details , I also believe this s a very fantastic website.

  7. This spoke to me. Too often in these endtimes I have invested my fear on the enemy’s plans. But under His wings/ the cleft of the Rock/ the strong Tower is a place of love, not fear. Awesome blog!

  8. whoah this blog is excellent i love studying your
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