Meditate: [הגה] Hagah

Psalms 1
“1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the *law of the LORD, 2 And in His *law he day and night. He shall be like a tree 3 Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, 5 Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
The Holy Spirit is painting a beautiful picture for us here in the very first Psalm, always pointing to Jesus!
All The Scriptures.
David makes the statement in verse 1 that, “His delight is in the LAW of the LORD.”  He is not referring to the Big Ten here, though they are certainly included. He is referring to the whole council of God.
Jewish people call this, “Torah,” which means, “ALL the scriptures.” “Torah,” in Hebrew, simply means “Instructions.”  Contained in the entire Old Testament are “Instructions about Jesus.”  David is saying that the one who meditates on the Torah, in other words, on Jesus, will be “Like a like a tree planted by the rivers (or rivulets) of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf (health) also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
That’s a good deal!
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Meditation Vs. Worry.
Meditation can be either positive or negative.  Fear, for instance, is actually meditation in reverse.  Instead of focusing on the positive and confessing God’s word, we are focusing on and confessing negative, imagining all the possibilities of what could happen.  99% of what we worry about doesn’t come to pass anyway and the 1% that does are usually things over which we have no control anyway…..so why worry?
It doesn’t matter what is happening in the world or all around you right now.  The one who meditates on Jesus will be “Well-watered, prosperous and blessed” in the midst of it all.  You will be “Evergreen, always fruitful; your health will never fail and he will enjoy long life, always young!”  God says so.
How does Jesus define fear?   You might be surprised.  To find out the answer to that question, follow the link below for more on that topic: https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/fear-worship-wisdom/
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Leaves For Medicine.
Ezekiel has something to say about the tree of life:
Ezekiel 47:12
12 “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their LEAVES FOR MEDICINE.”
And Revelation below says our “Leaves” are for the healing of the nations:
Revelation 22:1-2.
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Two Or Three Witnesses.
How can we be assured that these things are so?  The Bible says that all things can be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses. That doesn’t mean you need to get two other people’s opinions.  Look instead for corroborating scriptures that reinforce a given truth.
Prosperity, for instance, is not just about finances, though there is absolutely no doubt finances are included in the blessings of Abraham. True prosperity is holistic, touching every area of your life:  Wholeness inside, meaning no depression, no fear, no guilt, no mental illness as well as outside; no disease, no infirmity, even aging slowed or reversed!
(For more on this topic and a more the complete meaning of the word, “Shalom,” follow the link below:
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Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
The word for prosper in Hebrew is “Tselakh.”  It is the exact same word as used in Joshua 1:8  and the most frequently used word for “prosperity” in the Bible.
“Hagah,” which is Hebrew for meditate, means to “mutter under your breath.”   But God goes even deeper.  He shows us things in the Hebrew Language and even the letters themselves.  Let’s see what they reveal.
Hebrew reads from right to left and is a form of picture writing, like Chinese.
Hagah is spelled like this:
[הגה]
[ה] = hei, grace;
[ג] = gimel, camel/transportation.
[ה] = hei.
The two “hei” are separated by the letter “gimel.” Hei a picture of an open window.  And what does God open up to pour out upon us Hisxblessings and grace?  WINDOWS!  He poured out His grace on us when He sent Jesus. “Hei = grace.”
Hei is the 5th letter of their aleph-bet.  They dovn’t use numbers like we do in the West.  They use letters. That’s why we say five is the number of grace.  “Gimel” is a picture of a “camel.” Camels were a common mode of transportation in those days.  As for “hei,” God, Whose Name {Yahweh} is full of GRACE, [יהוה] has two of them. He fills us with His grace and, since Grace IS Jesus, we are being filled with Jesus!
Want something on which to meditate that will really blow your mind?  Meditate on the Name of God, Yahweh, and what the Hebrew letters reveal to us.  You may follow the link below for more on that topic:
[הגה] Hagah.
Grace–Jesus–istransportedtograce–us–bychewingonlittlebitsofHisword–thebread of life–over and over again, like a cow chewing it’s cud, to extract all the goodness and nourishment out of it.
Cows are ruminant animals because they chew their cud.  They have one stomach with four compartments. They chew their food, regurgitate it, chew it again, it goes into another stomach compartment.  They do this over and over again until they extract every last bit of nutrition out of their food. During this process, they are most often sitting and resting.
Sounds like what is our Abba always trying to get US to do: Sit and REST!  But what are we naturally inclined to do? Worry, stew, fret, pace the floor.  We are doing everything BUT resting.
Meditation In Reverse?
Worry and fear are examples of meditating in reverse, confessing what you DON’T want.  It is focusing on what it IS rather than what.  The thing to do is confess WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS about your need or want or whatever is troubling you.
1 Timothy 4:15 tells us to do the same thing as in Psalm 1:  “Meditate (melataó) on these things.  Give yourself ENTIRELY TO THEM, that your progress may be evident to all.”
“Melató” is the Greek equivalent of “Hagah.”  The word for “Progress” in the KJV is translated as “Profiting.”
There you have it:  Three corroborating statements on the subject.  Prosperity is clearly linked to meditation. So, whether there is a financial famine in the world, your company suffers a downturn, you have health problems, or you are dealing with some other lack in your life, YOUR FRUIT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.  God says so!
Your leaves will always be green and will NEVER DRY UP as long as you are PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER  and Meditate, “HAGAH,” on God’s word.

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