When we realize who we are and why we have been created,
then we will have taken the first step to worshiping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth.
Then we will be able to declare with the Psalmist:
“I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)
Ephesians 1:6, “To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
I ask in the Name of Your Son, Yahshua the Savior, that the words of my testimony
pour Your Oil and Wine into all wounds of the past and bind up the broken and hurting places, bringing total health and restoration to the ones reading this in body, soul and spirit. Open blind eyes, touch hardened hearts, speak into deaf ears, and shine the light of the love of your anointed One, Messiah. I love You and pour this out as my cup of kindness, a drink offering unto Your glory for ever and ever. AMEN.
Most of my life, I’ve had an intense dislike for my middle name, “Marie.”
This wasn’t always the case because I have some striking memories around the
age of two and three. Not just those but others have shared that at my youngest,
I was the happiest, most humorous child.
Perhaps it was a defensive, natural reaction to the tendency of our human mothers to speak in an accusative, negative intonation using our full name in discipline and punishment. Too many times in this context, the name became like a curse word.
The negative tone a connector.
For naught, the goodness of this name was hidden from my sight. It wasn’t until reaching out a helping hand, that the Lord showed me the true blessing and meaning of this name.
Isaiah 30, “…In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength “
“Marie” is the French name transliterated from the English “Mary”, from the Greek of the Hebrew name “Miriam.”
The name signifies bitterly, stubbornly strong waters transformed by Messiah into sweet, living waters of strength.
The healing waters that bring light to the nations.
Miriam’s name has Everything to do with waters.
Waters represent “people, nations” and “Living Water.”
In returning and refreshing (repenting and trusting), “My Bitterness” is transformed “Beloved.”
Jesus’ first miracle was at the wedding where He turned the water into wine.
In Numbers 12, Miriam was struck as one half-dead with leprosy for her sinful talk.
Yet the Lord healed and restored her in the eyes of the whole camp.
Further, the camp moved not until this change occurred.
James 3:11, “Doth a fountain send forth at the SAME PLACE sweet water and bitter?”
At the Waters of Meribah, THERE He gave them a Statute and an Ordinance, and THERE He PROVED them, saying:
“If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals thee. And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten (70) palm trees:and they encamped there by the waters.
Palm trees signify “Victorious living.”
Miriam died in Kadesh and there the water stopped.
The name Kedesh means “Sacred Place” speaking of CONSECRATION (ROMANS 12:1-2)
Deuteronomy 24:9, “Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.”
Kadesh, close to Beer-lahai-roi, is first mentioned in the war of four against five kings (Gen 14:7) and that connotation refers to redemption of family.
The name Beer lahai roi is a composite consisting of four segments:
Declare, make plain, derivative meaning “well”, the obvious connotation of springs of water and springs of revelation bringing spiritual clarity.
Denotes direction, Position, particularly in relation to or possession of Life.
living. Contextually used in regards to family, as in 1 Sam 18:18.
Seeing with the understanding, (as in “Aha, I see now!”)
Also, means appearance and even mirror.
As Miriam died at the place of Consecration by the Well of the Life of Vision,
so too my personal consecration, as my life – a freewill offering, a living sacrifice on His altar. Then aries the sweet-smelling aroma well-pleasing as our Heavenly Father hallows and sanctifies as His chosen vessels.
Remember that “Marie” is French for “Mary” (English) from the Hebrew name “Miriam?” “Miriam” being the actual spoken name of the Virgin mother of Messiah. She, the willing handmaiden humble and submissive to the Father’s will – accepting the Holy Seed, sown in Righteousness, reaped in Mercy and
raining Righteousness on all generations.
Consider Mary, of Magdalene who poured out her life as a whole freewill offering unto the Master and Savior as a WHOLE FREEWILL OFFERING and it speaks a Word of Testimony: “Living Fragrance”, holy and anointed.
Freely ye have received, now freely give.
The duties of the Merarites were to take care of the framework of the tabernacle: pillars and sockets of the tent as well as the surrounding court (Num 3:36-37).
Ephesians 4:15-16, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
What do you suppose my given, my first, my Christian name?
“Lynn” – a waterfall – a babbling brook, a gurgling spring, a life gusher,
a bubbling artesian well – A Refreshing Spirit.
The times of refreshing come from the presence of the LordActs 3:19
In Returning and Resting, He whispers words of comfort, help and encouragement
and like a cup of cold water, to share in quenching thirst.
Song of Solomon 8:
“Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”