Shabbat shalawam and much siloam! Our Mother has recently pointed out a folly that displeases her, the father, and Yahawashi. This folly is overthinking. Usually, when dealing with the scriptures, our power, and our everyday lives we expect utter perfection from ourselves. "It has to be this way, or that way, otherwise I will not be happy. If I cannot do this specific duty according to this specific expectation, I will not have peace. I refuse to be comforted until I receive the blessing on my terms." These are thoughts that I struggle with every day, and frankly, this stems from a lack of remembrance of what the Holy Spirit said that perfection was according to our books and precepts. Here is what perfection is according to the records of the Southern Kingdom, we will look at the Hebrew and Greek words for perfect and holy to see what our fathers said what perfect meant: (In order to properly understand this we will need to follow the precepts. Isaiah 28:9,10; Psalms 119:104, 128-130. We will be using a maximum of three witnesses. Deuteronomy 19:15; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Hebrews 10:28: Numbers 35:30; Deuteronomy 17:6) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. -Genesis 17:1 8549. tamim NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin
blameless (22), blamelessly (1), complete (1), entire (1), full (1), intact (1), integrity (4), perfect (5), sincerity (1), unblemished (2), uprightly (1), who is perfect (1), whole (2), without blemish (12), without defect (36). Strong's Exhaustive Concordance without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (ity), sound, without spot, undefiled , From tamam ; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth -- without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright(-ly), whole. 8552. tamam to be complete or finished NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin
a prim. root
to be complete or finished
all (1), all gone (1), all spent (2), been completed (1), blameless (1), blossoms (1), boil the well (1), came to an end (1), cease (1), come to an end (2), complete (2), completed (1), completely (3), consume (1), consumed (4), count (1), destroyed (6), end (1), ended (3), fail (1), finally (1), finish (1), finished (7), full (1), gone (1), lie (1), make an end (1), make your perfect (1), meet their end (4), met our end (1), perished (4), perished* (1), ready (1), run (1), show yourself blameless (2), spent (1), utterly (1). Strong's Exhaustive Concordance accomplish, cease, be clean passed, consume, have done, come to an end A primitive root; to complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive (as follows) -- accomplish, cease, be clean (pass-)ed, consume, have done , (come to an, have an, make an) end, fail, come to the full, be all gone, X be all here, be (make) perfect, be spent, sum, be (shew self) upright , be wasted, whole . Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect. -Matthew 5:48 5046. teleios HELPS Word-studies Cognate: 5046 téleios (an adjective, derived from 5056 /télos , "consummated goal") – mature (consummated) from going through the necessary stages to reach the end - goal , i.e. developed into a consummating completion by fulfilling the necessary process ( spiritual journey ). See 5056 ( telos ). [This root ( tel- ) means " reaching the end ( aim ) ." It is well-illustrated with the old pirate's telescope, unfolding (extending out) one stage at a time to function at full-strength (capacity effectiveness).] 5056. telos (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax. HELPS Word-studies 5056 télos (a neuter noun) – properly, consummation (the end-goal, purpose), such as closure with all its results. [This root ( tel- ) means "reaching the end ( aim )." It is well-illustrated with the old pirate's telescope, unfolding (extending out) one stage at a time to function at full-strength (capacity effectiveness).] Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. - Leviticus 19:2 6918. qadosh NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin
from the same as qodesh
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
consecrated (2), consecrated thing (1), consecrated things (2), dedicated (1), dedicated gifts (2), dedicated things (5), holiness (9), Holy (6), holy (263), holies (6), holy ones (1), holy portion (3), holy thing (2), holy things (12), most holy (25), most holy place (6), most holy things (6), sacred (2), sacred gifts (2), sacred things (3), sacrifices (1), sacrificial (1), sanctuary (65), set apart (1), thing most holy (2), things that are most holy (1), things dedicated (1). Strong's Exhaustive Concordance: consecrated thing, dedicated thing, hallowed thing, holiness, most holy day, portion, thing, saint, From qadash ; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity -- consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary. see HEBREW qadash All of this information is important to understand what perfection is. YaHaWaH told Abraham to be perfect before him, but that is not the only way you could translate it. You could say that God told Abraham to be blameless before him, or to fulfill the law before him. In the simplest terms, YaHaWaH commanded Abraham to be honest and sincere with himself, God, and others. When you try to follow God isn't that all you can do? To just be sincere and honest that you know that you are not perfect, but you are trying your best to get it right. To let others know that you are just as human as they are and what you are going through is a different situation than what they may be in. Later, YaHaWaH told our fathers to be holy even as He is holy. He simply meant that we need to be set apart from the world like him. He is very plain with the sons of men, and he is always sincere and honest with us. To be able to be like him we have to follow his example and humble ourselves and be exposed. It may be painful, but YaHaWaH will comfort us. Lastly, Yahawashi commanded us to be perfect, even as YaHaWaH is perfect. This not only is a direct precept to the previous precept in Leviticus, but it helps us look at the law more plainly. The levitical law said that we needed to be dedicated to YaHaWaH, and this last verse brings the matter back in a circle to what YaHaWaH commanded Abraham. The way to fulfill the law is to complete it and be whole. You cannot be whole except you be honest and sincere with God, yourself, and others. You cannot complete the law if you don't do this. You cannot fulfill the aim of the law if you are breaking it on a foundational level. The law commanded us not to lie, so how can we expect to be perfect if we break it by continually lying to God, ourselves, and others about how we feel, what we think, and even about what we struggle with. You can't fix a problem if you are hiding it. My main source for the hebrew and greek word definitions came from Biblehub. I have been struggling with some self-imposed demons for awhile now, but by grace they are about to leave. Here are some further meditations under the overthinking subject. The majority of the following PDF was actually written by someone else, and I only added in a few things such as the meditations in the parenthesis and some further precepts. Here is the original website link as well: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/8-bible-verses-for-the-overthinker If you have seen any folly in this lesson know that it is me and any lack of either understanding, or propper communication. If you have been edified in this lesson I give all praises and honor to YaHaWaH, the Father, Yahawashi, His Son, and the Earthly Mother who is the Spirit of Wisdom, the Ruach Ha'Qodesh. Much love family. HaWaH!