It's here! Like Biblical Clock Work. The Almond trees are in blossom. And as usual there is a deep Biblical explanation for what's happening right now.
Consider this: G-d asks Jeremiah:" What do you see?" (Jer 1:11) Jeremiah anwers, "An almond branch". And then G-d says to him "You have seen correct, for I am watching over My word to perform it". It's as if G-d says it as a matter of fact. You see an almond branch, and that means I'm going to do something. There is no way that this makes sense. There is no way that you can "read into this", that because of X, Y will happen next. UNLESS...
Unless you read the passage in Hebrew. It's ONLY in Hebrew that this passage even starts to make sense. And that is why it is imperative that you have some background in Hebrew, before you start taking on the exegesis of prophecy or any kind of Biblical (TANAKH) text.
I must admit, this was one of the first scriptures that got my mind spinning, when I started to read and study the Bible more in depth. I was upset by the fact that it stated something so "matter-of-factly" when there was no logic to it AT ALL. It pushed me deeper into my own Jewish faith, and into the roots and depths of the Hebrew language, the language of the TANAKH (Hebrew Bible).
You see, every letter in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet is a world in itself. Put these letters together and a multi-dimensional universe is created! And NO OTHER LANGUAGE can ever begin to touch on the meaning and significance of the Hebrew verses.
So what is actually going on here? Looking at the Hebrew, this verse is a thing of beauty!
You see, the answer lies within the word itself. And that's why G-d says: "I am watching over My word to perform it." The Hebrew word Davar means at the same time "Word" and "Thing" or "Object". It means a word has the power to create something. OR the word actually describes the essence of the object. I hope to delve much deeper, together with you, into the significance of the Hebrew Language, the language through which the world was created!
Shaked, Hebrew for Almond
Let's get back to the almond blossom. An almond blossom in Hebrew is called Shaked. Shaked like many Hebrew words, has mulitple meanings. Shaked is both a verb and a noun.
Shaked is to describe the most single-minded concentration upon a subject or purpose*.
The almond tree is always the first to blossom. And like Biblical clock work the almond started to blossom in January just after Tu B'Shvat! (Just like I shared in my Tu B'Shavt video, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g49amOhJ4pw&t=47s )
Shaked describes a zealous, ceaseless mental activity. Alert. Diligent, and striving towards a speedy attainment of a goal.*
This time, the almond blossom precedes a very important prophecy in the Bible which is referred to in the month of Shevat. You can read about it in Zechariah 1 and 2.
On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shevat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah, the son of Iddo. Zech 1: 7
G-d is about to move mightily on behalf of Israel against the nations who harmed her. Israel has passed the 70-year threshold. (Zech 1: 15 and 2: 4). And through the blossoming of the almond tree, G-d says that He will diligently and zealously strive to bring this about. G-d willing, I will bring you more on this subject in the coming days.
I encourage you to set your heart towards Zion! Align With Zion. When you pray, pray towards Jerusalem. We have a beautiful Torah Parchment Zion Script, written in Jerusalem by a Torah Scribe that you can purchase here (click on picture).
Make sure you place it on the wall in your house that faces Jerusalem. Time is of the essence, now more than ever!
For those purchasing the script in the next month, I will make sure to include an almond blossom from Jerusalem in the package!
*Taken from the Hebrew analysis of the word by Rabbi S Raphael Hirsch.