4/13/11

Woof!


I wonder; do dogs have languages?  If you have ever had a dog, then you know that they do communicate, they bark in different ways depending upon their situation, they use body language and look at you in different ways.  Human, no, intelligent, yes.  This sign will remain a mystery until someone researches the North Vancouver Bylaw it displays, but as far as dogs go, I don't think we will ever know about their "speech".  Mysterous speech is mentioned in the Bible in Acts chapter 2.  Read it to see what I mean....

Acts 2:1-21 (WEB)


1) Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2) Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3) Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them.

4) They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.

5) Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky.

6) When this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language.

7) They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Behold, aren’t all these who speak Galileans?

8) How do we hear, everyone in our own native language?

9) Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia,

10) Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11) Cretans and Arabians: we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of God!”

12) They were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, “What does this mean?”

13) Others, mocking, said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke out to them, “You men of Judea, and all you who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15) For these aren’t drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only the third hour of the day.

16) But this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel:

17) ‘It will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions. Your old men will dream dreams.

18) Yes, and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days, I will pour out my Spirit, and they will prophesy.

19) I will show wonders in the sky above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and billows of smoke.

20) The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.

21) It will be, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

People always focus in on the miracle of tongues, but it fact there were three miracles.  First, that of the wind, second, the fire and lastly, the tongues.  So, the Spirit is testifying by all three, not just one.  That the tongues, were a known languages comes from an understanding of the Greek word and I think its blessing is that it fulfills the prophecy of Joel.  The Gospel was to be preached to all, REGARDLESS of their native tongue.  All this is fine, but I still don't know about the languages of dogs, so I will have to say woof (I mean goodbye) for now.

OT Bible Reading 4/13

Apr. 13


Numbers 17, 18

Num 17:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 17:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathers' house, of all their princes according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods: write every man's name on his rod.

Num 17:3 You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

Num 17:4 You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.

Num 17:5 It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

Num 17:6 Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

Num 17:7 Moses laid up the rods before Yahweh in the tent of the testimony.

Num 17:8 It happened on the next day, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

Num 17:9 Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

Num 17:10 Yahweh said to Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they not die.

Num 17:11 Moses did so. As Yahweh commanded him, so he did.

Num 17:12 The children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

Num 17:13 Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of Yahweh, dies: shall we perish all of us?



Num 18:1 Yahweh said to Aaron, You and your sons and your fathers' house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Num 18:2 Your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.

Num 18:3 They shall keep your commands, and the duty of all the Tent: only they shall not come near to the vessels of the sanctuary and to the altar, that they not die, neither they, nor you.

Num 18:4 They shall be joined to you, and keep the responsibility of the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come near to you.

Num 18:5 You shall perform the duty of the sanctuary, and the duty of the altar; that there be wrath no more on the children of Israel.

Num 18:6 I, behold, I have taken your brothers the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are a gift, given to Yahweh, to do the service of the Tent of Meeting.

Num 18:7 You and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.

Num 18:8 Yahweh spoke to Aaron, I, behold, I have given you the command of my wave offerings, even all the holy things of the children of Israel; to you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion forever.

Num 18:9 This shall be your of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every offering of theirs, even every meal offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.

Num 18:10 You shall eat of it like the most holy things. Every male shall eat of it. It shall be holy to you.

Num 18:11 This is yours, too: the wave offering of their gift, even all the wave offerings of the children of Israel. I have given them to you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, as a portion forever. Everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

Num 18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first fruits of them which they give to Yahweh, to you have I given them.

Num 18:13 The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to Yahweh, shall be yours; everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

Num 18:14 Everything devoted in Israel shall be yours.

Num 18:15 Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer to Yahweh, both of man and animal shall be yours: nevertheless you shall surely redeem the firstborn of man, and you shall redeem the firstborn of unclean animals.

Num 18:16 You shall redeem those who are to be redeemed of them from a month old, according to your estimation, for five shekels of money, after the shekel of the sanctuary (the same is twenty gerahs).

Num 18:17 But you shall not redeem the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat. They are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

Num 18:18 Their flesh shall be yours, as the wave offering breast and as the right thigh, it shall be yours.

Num 18:19 All the wave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Yahweh, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion forever: it is a covenant of salt forever before Yahweh to you and to your seed with you.

Num 18:20 Yahweh said to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them: I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

Num 18:21 To the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the Tent of Meeting.

Num 18:22 Henceforth the children of Israel shall not come near the Tent of Meeting, lest they bear sin, and die.

Num 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the Tent of Meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations; and among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

Num 18:24 For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a wave offering to Yahweh, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance: therefore I have said to them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

Num 18:25 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 18:26 Moreover you shall speak to the Levites, and tell them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a wave offering of it for Yahweh, a tithe of the tithe.

Num 18:27 Your wave offering shall be reckoned to you, as though it were the grain of the threshing floor, and as the fullness of the winepress.

Num 18:28 Thus you also shall offer a wave offering to Yahweh of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and of it you shall give Yahweh's wave offering to Aaron the priest.

Num 18:29 Out of all your gifts you shall offer every wave offering of Yahweh, of all its best, even the holy part of it out of it.

Num 18:30 Therefore you shall tell them, When you heave its best from it, then it shall be reckoned to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor, and as the increase of the winepress.

Num 18:31 You shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the Tent of Meeting.

Num 18:32 You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.