Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Zech 12:12

Zec 12:12
And the land shall mourn, every
family apart; the family of the house
of David apart, and their wives apart;
the family of the house of Nathan
apart, and their wives apart;

Every person mourns individually. This
is a universal truth. We are each responsible
for our own salvation, and while we comfort
ourselves with community, family, friends
and others, when facing God, himself, each
one of us faces our fate alone.

The "land mourns' is probably a poetic device
to indicate the territories of the Promised
Land, but, since this is a prophecy for our
day, we can relate to another more chilling
reality. We are poisoning the land, and after
a thermonuclear war, or biological/chemical
attack, the land itself will be poisoned and
thus subject to the same loss as man when
losing viable partners and loved ones.

There are subtleties here which relate exclusively
to the phenomenon of Hebrew culture, which
may not seem important to us now.

The Kingdom of Israel, consisting of 12 territories
and regions, for 12 tribal princedoms, was shattered
at least 100 years before Zechariah's day... in fact, it
was a nation struggling to put itself back together after
the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. There was only
a remnant of survivors and returnees, and the
tribes lost their individuality, with the exception
of Judah, the royal tribe and Levi, the priestly

After King Solomon's apostasy and egregious
adultery, the kingdom was torn apart during
Solomon's son's day. 10 tribes broke away
from Judah. The Southern kingdom
retained Judah, Benjamin and some Levites.

The kingdom of Israel had their own king,
and even the notorious pagan queen Jezebel
during Elijah's day, for he preached in the Northern
Kingdom, not far from where Christ would
be born.

The last righteous King of Judah, after a
succession of weak sons of Solomon, was
Josiah. He turned his whole heart to the
LORD, and dedicated himself to cleanse
the Holy Temple of all it's pagan adulteries
and mixed mystery religion traces, as well
as cleansing the land of all paganism and
sorcerers. In the last verse, Josiah's efforts
and tragic death in Megiddo was highlighted,
for Judah slid into their old paganism and
the wrath of God wasn't stayed. He overthrew
Israel and Judah, using the King of Babylon
to destroy the infidels and take the survivors
as slaves and captives to Babylon.

For a generation, 70 years, the Israelites,
both Judah and the Northern Kingdom,
served a foreign king. Daniel eventually
became a man of renown in Babylon, even
Governor (like Prime Minister.) His reputation
restored the prestige of the Hebrews and
illuminated the power of YHWH.

Like Joseph before him, Daniel's righteousness
led the way for redemption. The Jews were
permitted to return to their homeland
when Persia overthrew Babylon.

Kings Darius and Cyrus funded the Jews
return to Israel, even though by then, a new
generation lived in Babylon as citizens
and were unwilling to leave. About 1/10th,
the remnant of the original Israelites returned,
most of them being born in Babylon and very
pleased with the Babylonian life.

In fact, the Talmud is the collaboration of
both the Babylonian and Hebrew system.
Up until the 20th Century, the world's
largest concentration of Jews was in
Iraq. Why is that? Ancient Iraq (Babylon)
was like the USA. It supported merchants
and higher education and learning. The
Jews had a natural interest in the pagan
gods anyway, and managed to incorporate
adultery into the pure Levitical LAW, which
is why God took Israel from them in the
first place.

To paraphrase, He said to them, "Fine, if
you love the Babylonian gods so much. If
you like Isis and their system, you can go
there and pay tribute to them, but, you
cannot live in my home (Israel) and commit
spiritual fornication. We cannot utilize any
other religion into the mandatory laws
of Judaism. Period.

The modern church is very guilty of doing this,
just like ancient Israel. Mary has become Isis/Diana.
Christ is Osiris, the Sun-King. By incorporating
pagan holidays and days, like the changed
sabbath (the pagan SUN-day) and Christmas,
as well as the fertility festival of the Spring's
rite of fecundity, Easter (Ishtar- Ashtoreth-Isis)
there was a rebellious pattern that mirrored the
rebellious ancient House of David, and
profound spiritual adultery, the pagan religion
and customs being like an extramarital
lover. That is why, in the final prophecy,
the whore of Babylon is the Church, riding
the Beast, the world religion.

In the ancient days, Israel led the way to
this blasphemy by their adultery and rejection
of the simple laws given to Moses and Aaron
by God. Even before Moses delivered the two
slabs of stone with the LAW, the Jews had
compelled Aaron to construct a golden
calf. Isn't CHristmas, Easter, and all our
non-Biblical pomp and tradition the same

In ancient times, approximately 500 years
before Christ, 1/3 of the population of Judah
and Israel was killed, by starvation, the sword,
or other plagues because of their sin. The
Prophets who warned them suffered and were
killed. The false prophets were abundant and
the people gravitated to the carnal rituals
which were fun. That's where Christmas

This latter day prophecy in Zechariah has its
roots in the history of Israel. Zechariah was
a Prophet of the post-exile and return to the
land, and these zealots were extremely
cognizant of the dangers of mixing any pagan
custom with their religion, and vowed to
cut off any who did.

This ending to Zech 12 is a way to illustrate
how within tribes, there will be the accepted
and the profane. No one is guaranteed salvation
based on their bloodline, as we see with the
ancestors of Solomon who are definitely
singled out as being separate from Nathan.

In Zech's day, Israel was a shadow of
it's former past glory, without a king in
the North or South, and actually, the
tribal lands were obfuscated. That's why
when Jesus was born, although he was
delivered in the town of David's home,
Bethlehem, it was by devine design.

Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and
Zecharias, John the Baptist's parents,
all lived in the Northern kingdom of
Gallilee, where Naphtali had original
rights of inheritance. After the return from
Babylon, there were no more kings. Tribes
were everywhere, without distinct
bounderies like before, with the exception
of maintaining a tradition of considering
Jerusalem and Bethlehem cities of David.
They needed these to be purer because
of their fervent hope in the Messiah
being spawned from David's sons.

In fact, only these two tribes out of the
12 were distinguished 500 years before
Christ. After the Diaspora, 70 years after
Christ's resurrection, the Jews were
exiled from the Holy Land, and Judah
became absorbed into the conglomerate
Israelites. Only Levi retained their tribe
for the next thousand-2000 years, because
as the rabbinical tribe, they passed on their
title to the sons, and they could intermarry
and still retain their identity as Levi.

My dad is from this tribe. His bar-mitzvah
tallas (shawl) which was passed down from
his ancestors, had his surname and LEVI.

Zechariah establishes that it will be Nathan's
ancestor, not Solomon's who will be preferred
in the New Order. In Levi, the sub-tribe of Shimei,
great grandson of Moses would be representative
of the new priesthood of the future, not the
old one of the original sons of Levi.

In corresponding prophecies, this distinction is
given to the "sons of Zadok" not Levi, or just
any blood Levite. I know it gets confusing.
Some of it is literal, but, it also has corresponding
symbolism that frames it's purpose as prophetic

He refers to the House of David, meaning
Solomon, referring to the natural Jewish
people, and the House of Nathan, meaning
the House of Mary's father, meaning Christians..
It's cryptic, but, clear to us with the advantage
of regarding history and relating to all of
Scripture, unavailable in 5-600 BC....

The HOLY SEED succession was snatched
from Solomon's sons and given to Nathan
when it came to the genes for Mary of Judah
to give birth to Christ.

Her ancestor was Nathan (Genealogy of
Luke 3)

Luk 3:22
And the Holy Ghost descended in
a bodily shape like a dove upon him,
and a voice came from heaven, which
said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee
I am well pleased.'

Luk 3:23And Jesus himself began to be about
thirty years of age, being (as was supposed)
the son of Joseph, which was [the son] of

(Even though Christ's dad is given as Joseph, son of
Heli, Heli was the father of Mary. That's how the
genealogy was recorded for the mother since the
legal rights of inheritance were paternal... it's just
their custom, even though confusing for us.)

Luk 3:31
Which was [the son] of Melea,
which was [the son] of Menan,
which was [the son] of Mattatha,
which was [the son] of Nathan,
which was [the son] of David,

Joseph, legal father of Christ, has his genealogy
in Matthew. His great ancestor was Solomon.
This was very precise plan to satisfy both
requirements for the promised King, the Messiah,
a son of David, and to be king of Jerusalem, he
had to be son of Solomon, whose line
produced the kings up until Babylon.
LEgally, he was the son of Solomon, even though
his direct lineage was through David's other
son Nathan.

A little confusing, but, still... it makes

However, since these verses in Zech 12 refer
to our day, we need to look even deeper.

There are no more purebred Judah,
Solomonic genes. Yet, the two bloodlines
(houses) are separated and mourning by
themselves. This implies different burdens.
This implies symbolic families since the
Judah line is too diluted.

Therefore, it's pretty clear that the House of David,
in Judah, is the Jews, and the House of Nathan,
in Judah, seed of Mary and Jesus Christ, are
believers who by adoption are the sons
of God in Jesus.

Zec 12:13
The family of the house of Levi apart,
and their wives apart; the family of
Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

The next verse has a division in the
priestly lineage. Levi and Shimei
are each considered separately as well.

It's a similar verse, whereas the family
is defined by its renown patriarch, Levi,
but, also defined by its lesser known ancestor,
whose burden is different and separate.

This could represent Levi, as the original
Jewish priesthood, and his great-grandson
Shimei being the royal priesthood which
under Christ is redefined, even compared
to the Order of Melchizadec, the Priest/King
of Jerusalem (Salem) who provided victuals
and blessings to Abraham.

I know it's a matter of interpretation,
but, there's a reason why tribes are
taken apart into the old/original/bad
and new/improved/good....

Levi is the son of Moses. Shimei is
the great-grandson of Moses:

Num 3:17
And these were the sons of Levi
by their names; Gershon,
and Kohath, and Merari.

Num 3:18
And these [are] the names of the
sons of Gershon by their families;
Libni, and Shimei.

The reason these verses are odd is context
to their times. Even though they rejoiced at
returning to Israel and restoring Jerusalem,
even having funding to restore the Temple,
the nation was destroyed and there were
no real defining characteristics of the tribes,
only a desire to maintain the royal and
priestly lineage to preserve the hope of
the Messiah.

Not only are the tribes defined, but they
are defined in subsets, for it is not merely
good enough that the Messiah or future
victorious King from the House of David
emerge, but, he will emerge from the seed
of NATHAN, not Solomon.

Not only are the priests to be considered
individually, but, the one line of priests
is distinguised over the vaster umbrella
of priests under Levi.

The totality of meaning in the last three
verses in Zech 12 seems to tie up the divisions
in families and tribes. The Messiah, who
brings all of mankind together, was not
unilaterally accepted by Israel. When he
returns, the response is felt differently.
Every person has their own emotion unique
to them.

Even Christians, looking forward to this day
will not necessarily be ecstatic. We're hard-pressed
to leave the familiar, although we give lip
service to it. Even as Christians, we sin in
secret, and we sin in open rebellion. Any
Christian who says otherwise is lying.

Even when we try not to sin, we sin by
self-righteousness and bigotry. There's
no way to feel confident when actually
faced with a perfect and Holy God, especially
when His mission is to take back the Earth,
and to cleanse the land from all moral
and physical pollutions.

We're accustomed to God's wrath being
poured out on the hapless Israel of the
Old Testament. Deuteronomy 28 contained
the texts of the curse, and this curse was
fulfilled in its' full scope.

If God didn't spare the apple of his eye, then
how much more severely will he judge the world,
who despised the blind children of Israel,
the seed of Abraham, who were sacrificed so
that the fullness of the Gentiles would be
accomplished? Didn't God judge those nations
who cursed the Hebrews following Moses?
They were dealt with harshly, and any nation
who persecuted the Jews will receive judgment
according to God's word, whether or not they
were blind to their own Messiah. Even that
was by design according to God's WORD.

When blindness is removed, and the families
of David all see him, there will be tremendous
grief. Even as a kid who always dreamed about
being a nun when I was young, when I
actually knew Christ, I spent more time in
sorrow than ecstasy. Sin is painful, and we
haven't even encountered him in the flesh
as of yet. If it will be difficult for us, as
Christians to see the return of the Sacred
Cubic City of New Jerusalem coming from
heaven, what will be the response from
the people who actually live in Old Jerusalem
seeing this wonder above them?

Yet there are many examples of life being
infused again into the dead body of spiritual
Israel, like that awesome field of dry bones
in Ezekiel 37 that is reconstituted and rises.

For those of us who have faith in Christ,
and already look for his return, I pray that
our hope is fulfilled soon, but, that also
means we have a duty to clean up our
acts. That means not behaving according
to the world and our own will. It's a hard
task. It's very hard.

Back to the study, to conclude Chapter 12,
both a monumental event is happening,
the Messiah returning, just not the Messiah
the Jews wanted....There are still grandiose
expectations from the world's population,
celebration for some, but, severe lamentation
and mourning. Even for the separated groups,
of Nathan in Judah, and Shimei of Levi, there
are lamentations. Why would the priesthood
and descendants of Christ mourn when he
returns? Maybe because we're not where
we should be.

Christian Priests/ ministers have to account
for teaching their flocks to behave shamefully
in a pagan pageant of excess and sin in Christmas,
not to mention obliterating the Sabbath day
GOD ordained and renaming it. These are only
a few of the adulteries the priesthood of our
day has to repent for.

We Christians and Messianic Jews of Nathan
have much to mourn as well. Sin is death and
we need to die to the world, which very few
of us have done. It's hard to die to the world
and still live here, if not impossible.

While we are all forgiven in this unprecedented
occasion of Christ's return to Jerusalem, even
the Jews and Palestinians appear to receive
consolation in His return, but, all parties will
have regrets in the way we've strayed from
God's LAW.

Zec 12:14
All the families that remain, every
family apart, and their wives apart.

While Judah and Levi are given distinction
in this latter day prophecy, all the other
tribes are appropriately lumped into one.
This makes sense, since there are no real
pure bloodlines or tribal lands anymore.
There are literally no more Jews who live in
Naphtali and Gallilee, or in Bethlehem, for that
matter... They are Palestinian territories.

This makes it an even stronger argument
for House of David to represent, not only
the Solomonic line, but, all Jews, while
the House of Nathan represents Christians,
or Christian Jews such as myself and the
100,000+ Messianics in the world right
now (can we imagine 144,000?) ;)

The other tribe Levi and the separation
with Shimei most likely also distinguishes
the old rabbinical system, mostly confluent
with Babylonian Talmud, as system that's
not Lawful under the Old or New Covenant,
and the Shimei priesthood, more representative
of a more modern era of Christian priest.

Just my opinions. I hope I am not too convolluted
here... these are not easy principles for discussion.
I'm lacking skill, too. I wish I was better at putting
it together. It makes sense in my brain, but,
there's so much background that goes into
these verses, it's hard to isolate them without
a lengthy history.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Valley of Megiddo

Zec 12:11
In that day shall there be a
great mourning in Jerusalem,
as the mourning of Hadadrimmon
in the valley of Megiddon.

Superficially, most Christians will relate this passage
to the obvious reference to Armageddon.

It has far more profound narrative attached to it
which would have been known to the people in
Zechariah's day, not so much our day, unless we
are dead familiar with the history of the kings.

King Josiah was one of the good kings sprung
from David's seed. Solomon built up the pagan
shrines of abomination out of multicultural
consolation for his many pagan princess wives.
He validated and fed the people's desire for the
lusty pagan ritual religions, with their ubiquitous
sex rites and tantalizing dark spiritual and
magical themes.

Josiah had a burden for the LAW, and ordered
for all of the "House of David" in Jerusalem
to regard it, and had it read, line by line,
vowing to reform the nation of Judah,
which he did.

Jeremiah was a young prophet in his day.

When King Josiah went to battle with Pharaoh,
he was slain in the valley of Megiddo, and this
was such a tragic event, that all of Judah was
stricken and mourned.

In fact, when you read Jeremiah's Book of
Lamentations, it is in the retrospect of having
lost their righteous king, and all the good that
came of his work to cleanse the land was
in peril.

Jeremiah saw the judgment of God coming down
and witnessed unimaginable suffering of plagues
that was the result of their profound spiritual adultery,
faithlessness and rebellion from the LAW.

There is a proverb about like a dog returning to
his vomit... and this applies to how Josiah's
death cut off the hope of a new day, and the
impending doom of the infidels choosing to
go back into their cultural pagan hybrid
religion which was anathema to YHWH.

2Ki 23:13
And the high places that [were]
before Jerusalem, which [were]
on the right hand of the mount
of corruption, which Solomon
the king of Israel had builded
for Ashtoreth the abomination
of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh
the abomination of the Moabites,
and for Milcom the abomination
of the children of Ammon, did
the king (Josiah) defile.

When Josiah was slain in battle by the Pharaoh,
there was a huge mourning in the land.

(Read 2Kings 23, but here are a few highlights:)

2Ki 23:23
But in the eighteenth year of king
Josiah, [wherein] this passover
was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.

2Ki 23:24
Moreover the [workers with]
familiar spirits, and the wizards,
and the images, and the idols,
and all the abominations
that were spied in the land of
Judah and in Jerusalem, did
Josiah put away, that he might
perform the words of the law
which were written in the book
that Hilkiah the priest found
in the house of the LORD.

2Ki 23:25
And like unto him was there
no king before him, that turned
to the LORD with all his heart,
and with all his soul, and with
all his might, according to all
the law of Moses; neither after
him arose there [any] like him.
This is the key to Zech 12:11. There was not any other king
that was as righteous as Josiah (until Christ.)

Josiah was David's seed. There were actually 2 kingdoms:
Judah (Jerusalem and S. Israel.) and Israel in Samaria
as capital. The Southern Kingdom is often called
Judah/Benjamin for the two tribal territories it
contained, and the Northern Kingdom had the 10
other tribes, with their own king, not the seed of

2Ki 23:29
In his days Pharaohnechoh
king of Egypt went up against
the king of Assyria to the river
Euphrates: and king Josiah
went against him;
and he slew him at Megiddo,
when he had seen him.

When Josiah was slain in Megiddo, the hope for the
nation was extinguished. There were lamentations,
and the tone of Jeremiah's Lamentations were
derived from this one event.

In Zech 12:11, this historical tragedy is refreshed in
Latter Day Jerusalem to superimpose the same
mourning and lamentation as perspective. When
the collective peoples of Jerusalem recognize
the Messiah who has come back, they will firstly
be horrified and sorrowful, because in all of their
worship, Christ has been eliminated, even hated.

They will first react as if they have lost their
beloved King (of David's genes) and their
promised Messiah, because Jews do not
understand why God chose to abandon
the seed of Isaac, to give their Messiah instead
to the nations, ignoring the hope that each
generation of Jews had for the Messiah rescuing
them and ruling in Jerusalem again, like King David.

I know how painful it was for me to recognize
Christ as the Messiah, because as a Jew, I possess
all the collective suffering of my genes. Even as
a child, I felt hated, persecuted and I had such
bad dreams of persecution, that I even believed
I had to have been reincarnated. It was later in
my life when I understood how severe memories
are possibly translated in the RNA to future
generations. When I saw Christ, I felt almost
bitter for the Jewish people, who had not had
the opportunity to embrace Christ, and who
had not had his Holy Spirit and strength through
generations of suffering.

That is why when the eyes of Jerusalem are open,
the reaction will not be jubilant, but, mournful
and sorrowful in lamentations. It will be similar
to how the entire population of Jerusalem during
Jeremiah the Prophet's day mourned the
very righteous King Josiah. King Josiah is a
figure of Christ, and is a blood relative of his.

2Ch 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah:
and all the singing men and the singing
women spake of Josiah in their
lamentations to this day, and made
them an ordinance in Israel: and,
behold, they [are] written in the lamentations.

In that day
[03117] yowm
shall there be a great
[01431] gadal
[04553] micepd
in Jerusalem,
[03389] Y@ruwshalaim
as the mourning
[04553] micepd
of Hadadrimmon
[01910] Hadadrimmown
in the valley
[01237] big'ah
of Megiddon.
[04023] M@giddown

Hadadrimmown is the place in Megiddo where
King Josiah was slain...

Hadadrimmown (Strong's H1910)
Hebrew for H1910




had·ad·rim·mone' (Key)

Part of Speech

proper locative noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H1908 and H7417

TWOT Reference


Variant Spellings
The following spelling is supported by Strongs
and Gesenius: הדד–רמון.[about]
Outline of Biblical Usage

Hadad-rimmon = "Hadad of the pomegranates"

1) a place in the valley of Megiddo where a national

lamentation was held for the death of King Josiah;

named after two Syrian gods




Hebrew for H4023


Mĕgiddown (Zech. 12:11)


meg·id·dōn' (Key)

Part of Speech

proper locative noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H1413

TWOT Reference


Outline of Biblical Usage

Megiddo or Megiddon = "place of crowds"

1) ancient city of Canaan assigned to Manasseh

and located on the southern rim of the plain

of Esdraelon 6 miles (10 km) from Mount Carmel

and 11 miles (18 km) from Nazareth

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 12
AVMegiddo 11, Megiddon 1

A good companion verse related cryptically to

the Valley of Megiddo (IMO) is in Joel 3:14:

Joe 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision:

for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.

Rev 16:16
And he gathered them together
into a place called in the Hebrew
tongue Armageddon.

Drugs are not all bad

I love hardcore. NOT THAT HARDCORE!
I love Hydroxycut Hardcore. I researched
which diet supplement would be the same
as the old ephedra standbys that fueled me
for the 90s, until they were outlawed.
Hardcore came the closest, and it was like
an old friend. I feel like running and
jumping. Not an ache and pain, or any
fatigue. it's 9:00 pm and I'm still pumped.

I needed something to get me through my
workouts. One of the worst side effects of
RDS and Fibromyalgia that is ubiquitous
with spinal chord damage is the fatigue.
7 months ago, a good day would be when
I could shower, brush my teeth and get
dressed with energy to go out for an hour.

With 34 pounds off my body and no stopping
me, I am now in possession of the key to
life. OK, that's Christ. Sorry LORD.

I know it seems hypocritical of me to constantly
preach and exhort spirit over flesh and then
be working diligently to get fit, but, the body
is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and I've forced
Him to live in a slovenly heap.

Thank you LORD for ephedra, the elixer of
life. LOL- I'm joking of course, but, to feel
energy again, is a miracle.

I can't wait to go to Gold's Gym. While it
will be a heartache to not be able to pump
iron again, since weights are completely
off limits, I can't wait to get on the elliptical
and recumbant bikes. I want a spinning class
too! They have the best spinning classes
at Gold's. The fact that I can go back into
the gym is a dream come true. Last year
at this time, I worried that I'd be in a wheel
chair before long. Now I feel like I can conquer
my physical disability.

I can't wait to work again. While I may never
be able to work in healthcare, I hope I can
get strong enough to make a difference through
volunteer work with people in need, as well as
pursue my opportunity to be a jewelry designer.

I have to constantly give thanks to God for such
unexpected miracles. I hope I never give up hope
for we have the secret to eternal life in Jesus
Christ. Thanks so much Lord for giving me
back some life. I have every reason to believe
that by the summer, I'll be back to my petite
body, and with workouts on my legs and butt,
I know I'll feel like an attractive person again.
I already feel human again.

It's such a paradox of desires: To want Christ
above everything else, but, to still want to
participate in Earth's normal activities. I
know that's what is normal, and He wants us
to be involved with other people as beacons
and ambassadors of New Jerusalem.

Anyway, I'm not looking a gift horse in the
mouth. I'm so happy to find a diet product
that kicks! I needed the fuel. Now, I feel
like I can conquer my middle-aged spread
and turn back the clock on my metabolism.
Whew. I am stoked. I hope I can sleep
tonight, or in the next 24 hours, but, it
doesn't matter. Having energy infused into
this blah inert frame is like a blood transfusion
and a gift from God.

Thank you, thank you Jesus! (I realize Jesus
didn't make Hydroxycut.)

Zec 12:10
And I will pour upon the
house of David, and upon
the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
the spirit of grace and of

and they shall look upon me
whom they have pierced, and
they shall mourn for him, as
one mourneth for [his] only [son],
and shall be in bitterness for him,
as one that is in bitterness for [his]

Everyone has their favorite Bible passages,
and for me, this is in the Top 10.

As I've discussed, "House of David" and
"inhabitants of Jerusalem" refers to
National Israel (Erets Yisrael) and the
Jews and Palestinians of Ishmael, since
he is a child of Abraham. Palestinians
are often excluded, so I want to make
them an equal partner, because I
believe they are, and they will also
be blessed when New Jerusalem

In fact, House of David may refer to
the Jews, alone, and "Inhabitants of
Jerusalem" may actually refer to those
of Palestine who also hope in the God
of Abraham for salvation. Only God
knows who will receive the blessings
of this magnificent verse.

Lexicon / Concordance for Zec 12:10

And I will pour
[08210] shaphak
upon the house
[01004] bayith
of David,
[01732] David
and upon the inhabitants
[03427] yashab
of Jerusalem,
[03389] Y@ruwshalaim
the spirit
[07307] ruwach
of grace
[02580] chen
and of supplications:
[08469] tachanuwn
and they shall look
[05027] nabat
upon me whom they have pierced,
[01856] daqar
and they shall mourn
[04553] micepd
for him, as one mourneth
[05594] caphad
for [his] only
[03173] yachiyd
[son], and shall be in bitterness
[04843] marar
for him, as one that is in bitterness
[04843] marar
for [his] firstborn.
[01060] b@kowr

WOW! It's even more stirring in Hebrew!
Let me begin by just celebrating the English
KJV translation, which I personally adore.

It drives home how all of us are saved by
GRACE, through faith, and how it is purely
a gift of God, lest any man boast. When I
first was drawn into the fold, I had so many
doubts from my cultural indoctrination as
a Jew to reject Christ. My victory came when
I was counseled to PRAY FOR FAITH!

"Lord, help my unbelief." Even faith is given.

In this verse, the spirit of faith and illumination
is given to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and
House of David, who hitherto had been in
darkness, and in unbelief. Suddenly, they
see. In an instant, they are converted.

I think this happens when New Jerusalem
arrives and the signs which accompany it's

At this point, the Jews and Inhabitants of
Jerusalem (Palestine) mourn Christ, and
recognize him. The language of this verse
couldn't be more plain, "They shall
look upon me whom they have pierced"

and "They shall mourn as one mourns
for an only son ".... "firstborn"

Like I said, WOW!!!!

I will POUR OUT:

Lexicon Results for shaphak (Strong's H8210)

Hebrew for H8210




shä·fak' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to pour, pour out, spill

a) (Qal)

1) to pour, pour out

2) to shed (blood)

3) to pour out (anger or heart) (fig)

b) (Niphal) to be poured out, be shed

c) (Pual) to be poured out, be shed

d) (Hithpael)

1) to be poured out

2) to pour out oneself

Pour out, shaphak, is the same word used
in the sacrificial rituals, as well as demonstrations
of wrath. In this extraordinary verse, it is used not
in wrath or propitiation, but, in blessing.

Lev 4:18 And he shall put [some] of the blood
upon the horns of the altar which [is] before
the LORD , that [is] in the tabernacle of the
congregation , and shall pour out shaphak all the
blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering
, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation .

The spirit of GRACE

(Spirit =ruwach)


exicon Results for chen (Strong's H2580)
Hebrew for H2580




khān (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H2603

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) favour, grace, charm

a) favour, grace, elegance

b) favour, acceptance

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 69
AVgrace 38, favour 26, gracious 2, pleasant 1, precious 1, wellfavoured + 02896 1

Chen (Grace) is used to refer to spiritual state of

grace. We know that in our own strength, we

cannot please God, so this "Spirit of Grace"

is the Holy Spirit.

Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace chen

in the eyes of the LORD .

Exd 3:21 And I will give this people favour chen
in the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall come
to pass, hat, when ye go 03212 , ye shall not go empty :

Pro 17:8 A gift [is as] a precious chen stone
in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever
it turneth , it prospereth .

Nah 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms
of the wellfavoured chen harlot , the mistress of
witchcrafts , that selleth nations through her whoredoms
, and families through her witchcrafts .
....And they shall look upon me whom they


Lexicon Results for daqar (Strong's H1856)
Hebrew for H1856




dä·kar' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference


Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to pierce, thrust through, pierce through

a) (Qal) to pierce, run through

b) (Niphal) to be pierced through

c) (Pual) pierced, riddled (participle)

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 11
AVthrust through 8, pierced 1, wounded 1, stricken through 1

Num 25:8 And he went after the man of Israel
into the tent , and thrust daqar both of them through,
the man of Israel , and the woman through her belly.
So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel .

Jer 37:10 For though ye had smitten the whole army
of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there
remained [but] wounded daqar men among them,
[yet] should they rise up every man in his tent, and
burn this city with fire .

Lam 4:9 [They that be] slain with the sword are better
than [they that be] slain with hunger : for these
pine away , stricken daqar through for [want of] the
fruits of the field.

Zec 13:3 And it shall come to pass, [that] when any
shall yet prophesy , then his father and his mother
that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live ;
for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD :
and his father and his mother that begat him shall
thrust daqar him through when he prophesieth .

Even though daqar is used this once to convey

"pierced", the overall meaning is the same as

"thrust through" and wounded. Obviously this

related to the crucifixion, so the word was

tweaked to give us the full message of the

prophecy, much clearer to us than Zechariah

who wrote this hundreds of years before Christ.

They shall mourn for me.....

Mourn = micepd

Lexicon Results for micepd (Strong's H4553)
Hebrew for H4553




mis·pād' (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H5594

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) wailing

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 16
AVmourning 7, wailing 6, lamentation 3

Micepd for mourning, relates more specifically
to a loud lamentation, a vocal mourning, more
than a silent mourning of the spirit.

Gen 50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor
of Atad , which [is] beyond Jordan , and there they
mourned with a great and very sore lamentation micepd:
and he made a mourning for his father seven days .

Est 4:3 And in every province , whithersoever the king's
commandment and his decree came , [there was] great
mourning among the Jews , and fasting , and weeping ,
and wailing micepd; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes .

AN ONLY SON= Yachiyd

Hebrew for H3173




yä·khēd' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from H3161

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage


1) only, only one, solitary, one

a) only, unique, one

b) solitary

c) (TWOT) only begotten son

Gen 22:2 And he said , Take now thy son ,
thine only (son) yachiyd Isaac 03327,
whom thou lovest , and get thee into the land of Moriah;
and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one
of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Upon this verse in Genesis 22:2, the entire
covenant of the Jews rests. For God so loved
the world that he gave HIS ONLY SON. This
was the ram, the HOLY Lamb of God, symbolized
by the blood of the proxy ram which the ANGEL
of the LORD provided. Remember how the
Angel of the LORD is preincarnate Christ.

Before Christ was clothed with human flesh
and nerves, Zechariah and Isaiah clearly defined
His sacrifice and suffering, as well as God's
Plan. Remember how God in the OT is
not only Elahanu (singular) but in most
instances, Elohiym, which is PLURAL.

Here is the veil lifted and our eyes behold
the mercy seat of God through His Son
and through the sacrifice of His being pierced,
"thrust through" for our propitiation and
forgiveness. It is through these events which
make us acceptable to God, though formerly
veiled in ritual and customary laws.

So, when He returns, all eyes in Jerusalem are
witnesses, and they mourn him as their only
son, as their Messiah. They recognize how
he was wounded for our sins and transgressions,
and how the price for our souls was put upon
his shoulders.

I remember when I finally "GOT IT!" That "AHA
moment" for me was when I read Genesis 22
for the 4th or 5th time, and when Abraham laid
upon Isaac's shoulders the wood for the altar,
and as he led him up the hill to the high place
where he was willing to pierce him for God's
word, the image of Jesus Christ, carrying the
cross, became superimposed.

I wept for what seemed like hours and hours.
For the first time, I stopped congratulating
myself for being such a pious little girl, reading
the Bible, and my sins crushed me, like that
cross crashing down on a starved, beaten,
dehydrated puny frame. I could recognize
the true holiness of God, and in a flash of
light, I finally saw Christ in all his holiness and
sacrifice for my sins.

This epiphany is a sacred moment in the life
of any Christian, and far from traumatic, it
is cleansing. It is the baptism of fire, where
our sins go up in smoke, and we realize that
we are responsible for the crucifixion of the
Son of God. He is our MESSIAH! Our only

While blindness has happened to Erets Yisrael,
when New Jerusalem arrives, all eyes will
be opened, and they too will see Him in that
moment of clarity. It will be even more
powerful because it will be an epiphany for
millions, not just one person at a time.

Before the LORD judges the Earth and its
inhabitants, there will be ample opportunity
to repent and millions will not only repent,
but will take up their crosses and face death,
courageously, even merrily, like the original
disciples of the Church.

"They will be in bitterness"

Bitterness= MARAR

Lexicon Results for marar (Strong's H4843)
Hebrew for H4843




mä·rar' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to be bitter

a) (Qal) to be bitter

b) (Piel)

1) to show bitterness

2) to make bitter

c) (Hiphil) to make bitter, embitter

d) (Hithpalpel)

1) to embitter oneself

2) to be enraged

2) (TWOT) to be strong, strengthen

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 16
AV bitterness 3, bitter 2, bitterly 2, choler 2, grieved 2, vexed 2, bitterness + 04751 1, grieved him 1, provoke 1
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Marar is classically translated as "bitterness"
and it is a form of the word "myhrr" and
MARY or Miryiam. There were two eras when
the name Miyiam was prevalent, when Moses
was born, and his sister Mary/Miryiam, because
the Hebrews were slaves and their lives were
hard. Next era was when Christ was born, and
his mother Mary/Miryiam was so named due
to their parallel occupation by Rome. Indeed,
in Ruth, Naomi changes her name to Mary,
"for the LORD hath dealt bitterly with me..."

But, here's the derivative verses to have a greater
Gen 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him marar ,
and shot [at him], and hated him :
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Rth 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi ,
call me Mara 04755: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly
with me.

Job 27:2 [As] God liveth, [who] hath taken away
my judgment ; and the Almighty, [who] hath vexed marar
my soul ;

Isa 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song ;
strong drink shall be bitter marar to them that
drink it.

Dan 8:7 And I saw him come close unto the ram ,
and he was moved with choler marar against him,
and smote the ram , and brake his two horns :
"As one that is in bitterness for their

Lexicon Results for bĕkowr (Strong's H1060)
Hebrew for H1060




bek·ore' (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H1069

TWOT Reference

Variant Spellings
The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: בכור.[about]
Outline of Biblical Usage

1) firstborn, firstling

a) of men and women

b) of animals

c) noun of relation (fig.)

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 117
AVfirstborn 101, firstling 10, eldest 4, firstborn + 01121 1, eldest son 1

Firstborn is an important role in a family,
especially the ancient cultures. The firstborn
is the chief inheritor of the father, as we
can see in illustrations of this, such as when
Jacob usurped his twin brother's firstborn
status, snatching his blessing from Isaac:

Gen 27:19 And Jacob said unto his father ,
I [am] Esau thy firstborn bekowr; I have done according
as thou badest me: arise , I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison ,
that thy soul may bless me.

Gen 49:3 Reuben , thou [art] my firstbornbekowr ,

my might , and the beginning of my strength ,

the excellency of dignity , and the excellency of power :

In Exodus, the Angel of the LORD tells Moses
to tell Pharoah that Israel is God's firstborn:

Exd 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh , Thus saith
the LORD , Israel [is] my son , [even] my firstborn bekowr:

It is this unity between Isaac, Abraham's miracle
child of promise, and his grandson, Jacob, surnamed
Israel for the promised land, which Moses would lead
the exiles into, and Jesus Christ who would be the
promised Messiah, the Firstborn of God, the
Firstborn of the Dead, which defines the Holy
Covenants, both Old and New, and which
will soon be recognized by those dwelling in

Little Jerusalem is the topic of controversy
throughout the world today, and the fate
of all nations pivots upon her, yet, the truth
will light upon her, and all will see. The
inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be able
to see anything else, with this shining
city coming down and sitting above old
Jerusalem. They will repent, and they
will believe. Before judgment is meted out,
all people of the world will have the
opportunity to recognize God's firstborn,
and our King, Jesus, SAVIOR.

Father God, in the NAME of JESUS,
please sustain us in the hope of our
LORD and Savior. Give us the strength
of faith to abide during these times which
vex our souls, and make our hearts weak.
I pray that all those who call on your
name, no matter what denomination, will
have your Spirit minister to them, and they
may receive true light without the false
indoctrination from their church leaders,
who often are trained in seminaries which
kills the light.

I ask for mercy for all Israel and Palestine,
for them to be conditioned to receive the
LORD coming down. I rejoice in the news
of His imminent arrival. I feel like leaping
for joy, and I praise you with all my heart,
soul and strength.

In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ,
Yeshua HaMashiach. AMEN.