Monday, February 28, 2011

Learning on another level

Went to hear  Ray VanderLaan last night lecture and learned some new words, it was amazing to sit under this mans great wisdom of Jewish traditions and  the "Torah" or the  Old Testament as we gentiles call it. He told us that we Americans have a lot of knowledge of the Bible and Old testament teachings but we don't live it like the Jewish people. We know of the stories but we don't live them.
Jesus loved to tell stories. That is the way He taught his disciples and the way He continues to teach us through the Word.
The first word we learned was the Hebrew word : Hagah-. to pronounce it you need to almost growl and make guttural sound in your throat,  it means to growl, moan, muse, meditate. In the words of Mr VanderLaan," it means to take the story in" as the Jewish people do, taking in every single word of the Lord.
The second word is: Halak-pronounced as it  looks, it means to go to walk or to live in it. Mr. VanderLaan's words were  " To act the story out, to live in it"
How many of us can actually say we live out the words we read in the Bible? He pointed out something else, we have faith in Jesus, but do we have the faith of Jesus???Ask your self these questions~~ Why did Jesus die?? Why die He live???Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfill.  MATTHEW 5:17

Mr VanderLaan is teaching a series and will be in Holland for more teaching and I have to admit he has an unusual way of pacing all over the church and speaks very rapidly. None the less his knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Jewish traditions is phenomenal.



Mari said...

We have heard him before and he is most informative and interesting. He really does pace around the room too!

Connie said...

I have seen his videos about his trips to the Holy Lands but I have not heard him speak. At one time we had a Pastor who paced the front of the church. If you took your eyes off of him for just a minute you didn't know where he was. We laughed about it but he was a powerful preacher.

Cherdecor said...

This man's name sounds so familiar. I know I have heard about him from somewhere.