Back in 2013 when I first inherited my mother’s condo in the small town I grew up in, I decided to keep the condo and totally updated it. I sensed the Lord encouraging me to write when I was there. I prayed about it over a number of months. One day I was at the condo dusting some furniture when I heard clear as a bell, “Why aren’t you writing?” I answered, “What would I write?” The Lord responded, “What do you know?” What did I know, indeed? More weeks of praying until I finally came to the conclusion that I knew quite a lot about the relationship between Christians and Jews, but even dearer to my heart was knowledge of the Scriptures rather in Hebrew, English, Old and New Testaments. And I know about talking with God in prayer. (Early in my walk as a newly recommitted Christian I received the Holy Spirit. In the best of times and the worst of times, I know He is always at my right hand and I “shall not be shaken!” Psalm 16 ) From this contemplation and prayer came my first book, The Israel Letters.
My life, ministry and book launching were rudely interrupted by a diagnosis of breast cancer. (You can learn the background on the About page.) Interestingly enough my writing wasn’t interrupted, but given a change of focus by my starting a new blog called “Grace With Cancer.”
Now that I am through the worst of the worst with the breast cancer and regaining my strength and coming out of the cancer fog, I am back at the condo for the first time in many months and ready to start launching my book, but before heading out for the launch it seems my focus is drawn to creating a study guide to go along with the book with an emphasis on opening the Scriptures in each letter to the underlying grace of God and His treasures to be found there. I hope you will come along with me as I delve into the scriptures revealing an often not thought of link between Christians and Jews – Holy Spirit or Ruach Ha-Kodesh. The Hebrew language phrase ruach ha-kodesh (Hebrew: רוח הקודש, “holy spirit” also transliterated ruaḥ ha-qodesh) is used in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and Jewish writings to refer to the spirit of YHWH (רוח יהוה). It literally means “the spirit of holiness.”
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