(First of the Feasts): Passover
The name comes from the Hebrew word yasha. John E. Hartley, in the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Vol 1, pp. 414-15, says this about "yasha": Yasha and its derivatives are used 353 times. The root meaning...is "make wide" or make sufficient: this root is in contrast to sarar, "narrow," which means "be restricted" or "cause distress." To move from distress to safety requires deliverance. [The majority of references to salvation speak of Yahweh granting deliverance from real enemies and out of real catastrophes. That which is wide connotes freedom from distress and the ability to pursue one’s own objectives. Thus salvation is not merely a momentary victory on the battlefield; it is also the safety and security necessary to maintain life unafraid of numerous dangers.
Let’s begin with the idea that the Hebrew word for "salvation" means "make wide" or "large." There are many verses that say this, and yet most Christians are completely unaware of the idea that a fundamental meaning of "salvation" means "being put into a wide open space."
Isaiah 61:1 PREACH! God has paved a way for us to have a broad place of ministry.
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
He moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he called it Rehoboth, saying, "Now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."
For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: can now the LORD feed them as a lamb in a large place?
And hast not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire & through water: but thou brought us out into a wealthy place.
For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
These men are at peace with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade in it. For indeed the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us as wives, and let us give them our daughters.
So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. For God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth."
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
Eden "delightful place" Figurative use of the place described in Genesis, usually referred to Hebrew edhen "pleasure, delight, but perhaps from Ugaritic base and meaning a place that is well watered throughout.
God is giving us an invitation to come in; to enter in by the narrow door, by the way of fire. We are not constrained because he has gone to the cross for us. He has switched places with us! Represents Furnture in Moses Tabernacle: Alter of Sacrifice. He has taken that constraint off of us. Because of what he has taken we no longer have constrained heart, but hearts that are well watered, fruitful, peaceful, delivered, land flowing with milk and honey. We are now a well watered garden, a well of living water. We have stretched out hearts, expanded hearts: it's there that you'll find deep revelations into His kingdom. It's there that you're given mysteries & the secrets of His covenant. It's the meat of his word. You have a new skin.
- His hand is my "shield".
- His hand is as a "prayer" over me.
- His banner over me is His Hand; and His hand is love.
- The councils of God dwell within this expansion.
- Stretched out awning of the heart, that's where mysteries and secrets are revealed. Let the rafters extent out, It is the meat of His word, It covers me as a skin.
We will cast out our net broad. We will look strangely different to our loved ones, to our friends. We must chose to forsake are reputation for God's reputation and become fire!
- First Gate or Mountain of the Lord: Religion
- First of the Seven Churches: Ephesus
- First of the seven Angels: Michael
- First of the seven Dispensations: Innocence
Note* I saw, not HEARD, but saw the word: Revolution. It was like it was something that began to turn like a revolving or turning of a mechanism. It's hard to explain. I saw it in my Spirit that nothing can stop this turning or revolution. A revolution or a full turn of a dial or full circle like it would be for anything that rotates around. That's what I saw. It's not a bad thing. Revolutions have to occur in order to give the next generation the momentum to change.