Jewish blessings Benshen - Bircath Hamazon, Blessing Service at Jewish Homes for Family Restoration

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One of the reasons as to why the Jews are such blessed people group is their observance of Benshen- Bircath Hamazon - a Shabbath Dinner Altar Blessings procedure. Its principles are worth emulating to be express gratitude to God and to build strong and healthy family relationships and children having a blessed future.

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Jewish blessings Benshen - Bircath Hamazon, Blessing Service at Jewish Homes for Family Restoration

  1. 1. BENSHEN = SOUL WINNING TABLE
  2. 2. KEY SCRIPTURES FOR THIS LESSON: DEUTERONOMY 8:10 WHEN YOU HAVE EATEN AND ARE SATISFIED, PRAISE THE LORD YOUR GOD. FOR THE GOOD LAND WHICH HE HAS GIVEN YOU.
  3. 3. THEY DEVOTED THEMSELVES TO THE APOSTLES’ TEACHING AND TO THE FELLOWSHIP, TO THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND TO PRAYER.
  4. 4. IF YOU HAVE BEEN FREED FROM THE “HOUSE OF BONDAGE” BY THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS CHRIST, YOU WILL ENJOY THE CUSTOM OF “BENSHEN”.
  5. 5. WORD OF GOD WAS SHARED, FELLOWSHIP & BREAKING BREAD TOOK PLACE WITH PRAYER NO WONDER EARLY CHURCH WAS STRONG & VIBRANT
  6. 6. HEAD OF FAMILY IS THE SPIRITUAL HEAD – THE PRIEST OF THE FAMILY. THE DINING TABLE – THE ALTAR AT HOME. DEUTERONOMY 8:10 – WHEN DO WE PRAY - BEFORE OR AFTER THE MEALS? WHAT OR WHOM DO WE BLESS – THE FOOD OR THE LORD? WHAT IS THE GOOD LAND IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?
  7. 7. PRIMARILY MADE OF WHEAT & ALSO OF CORN / BARLEY. SYMBOL OF ‘MANNA’ IN THE WILDERNESS. SYMBOL OF GOD’S PROVISION FOR THEM. SYMBOL OF GOD’S CONTINUAL PRESENCE AMONG HIS PEOPLE. SYMBOL THAT GOD IS OUR PROVISION. REMINDS THAT MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.
  8. 8. SYMBOL THAT GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL OUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY IN CHRIST JESUS. SYMBOL THAT JESUS IS THE MANNA TODAY, THE BREAD OF LIFE. SYMBOL OF LIFE OF JESUS & HIS SACRIFICE FOR MANKIND. SYMBOL OF BROKEN BODY OF JESUS. SYMBOL THAT JESUS IS OUR PROVISION. BREAKING BREAD = (LE-CHEM) OF LOAVES & NOT FLAT BREAD LIKE “MATZOS” MEANS = FAMILY MEAL OR EATING A PORTION OF BREAD AFTER PRAISING GOD.
  9. 9. REMINDER OF: ADAM’S FALL. RESULTS OF SIN. REBELLION AGAINST GOD. OFFERINGS MADE FOR SIN BEFORE THE ALTAR IN THE TEMPLE. ETERNAL COVENANT OF GOD WITH THE ISRAELITES.
  10. 10. COVENANT OF SALT WITH THE PRIESTS OF ISRAEL (NUMBERS 18:19). SALT WAS ADDED TO ALL SACRIFICES (LEVITICUS 2:13). SALT IS CONSIDERED MOST HOLY, MOST FIRM. IN MAKING A COVENANT, CONSECRATED SALT WAS EATEN (LEVITICUS 2:13) WITHOUT SALT, OFFERINGS WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE. JEWS DID NOT SEE THEIR PRIESTS ADD SALT TO THEIR SACRIFICE, BUT KNEW IT.
  11. 11. YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. BUT IF THE SALT LOSES ITS SALTINESS, HOW CAN IT BE MADE SALTY AGAIN? IT IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR ANYTHING, EXCEPT TO BE THROWN OUT AND TRAMPLED BY MEN. USELESS SALT IS THROWN DOWN THE MOUNT. PEOPLE ASCENDING THE HILL TRAMPLE ON IT.
  12. 12. SALT, HENCE, IS THE SYMBOL OF SACRIFICE OF CHRIST FOR SIN. (MARK 9:49-50). “FOR EVERYONE IS SHALL BE SALTED WITH FIRE, AND EVERY SACRIFICE SHALL BE SALTED WITH FIRE. SALT IS GOOD: BUT IF THE SALT HAVE LOST ITS SALTINESS, WHEREWITH WILL YOU SEASON IT? HAVE SALT IN YOURSELVES, AND HAVE PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER”. SALT REMINDS US: OUR LIFESTYLE OF LOVE & EVANGELISM – BEST PRACTICED AROUND THE DINING TABLE – FAMILY ALTAR.
  13. 13. SYMBOL OF BLOOD. SYMBOL OF GREAT JOY. SYMBOL OF BOUNTIFUL GIFTS OF GOD. SYMBOL OF JOY OF SERVING THE LORD. ALWAYS CONSUMED IN JOYOUS OCCASIONS & FESTIVITIES. SYMBOL OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS FOR OUR SINS.
  14. 14. FAMILY READING OF WORD OF GOD- EXODUS 16:1-36 – BREAD 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-36 – BREAD DEUTERONOMY 8:3 – BREAD GENESIS 3:17-19 – SALT MATTHEW 5:13 – SALT MARK 9:49-50 – SALT EZRA 6:9-10 – WINE 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-24 – WINE
  15. 15. DO NOT BE IN A HURRY. TIME OF SPIRITUAL EDIFICATION. TIME FOR TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD. SINGING SONGS. EXPLAINING SIGNIFICANCE OF BREAD, SALT & WINE. EXPLAINING GOD’S PROVISION & EXPLAINING HIS GOODNESS TO YOUR FAMILY.
  16. 16. AFTER THE MEAL, SUMMARIZE DEUTERONOMY 8:10 “WHEN YOU HAVE EATEN AND ARE FULL, BLESS THE LORD FOR THE GOOD LAND THAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU”. THEN GO AROUND THE TABLE ONE BY ONE FIRST ASKING FOR WHAT & TELLING FOR WHAT “YOU” SHOULD BLESS THE LORD.
  17. 17. WHEN JEWS BLESS, THEY BEND IT IS LIKE A PERSON ABOUT TO CLIMB A CAMEL BENDING DOWN. “I AM ASKING YOU TO CLIMB UPON ME – YOU BE MY MASTER” BLESSING IS NOT MERELY SAYING ‘THANKS’. IT IS ENTIRE PERSON BEING INVOLVED IN GRATITUDE. JEWS BLESS : “ ” “ ”
  18. 18. FOR THE LORD IS THE PROVIDER OF ALL NECESSITIES OF LIFE. HE TAKES CARE. SING PSALM 126. HAS JESUS TURNED YOUR CAPTIVITY? HAS HE DONE GREAT THINGS FOR YOU? PRAISE & THANK FOR A FEW MINUTES FOR ALL HIS PROVISION AS JHWH RA-AH.
  19. 19. FOR THE LORD THE DELIVERER FROM BONDAGE, GIVING OF THE WORD OF GOD & GIVING YOU THE LAND, THE EDUCATION, THE PROFESSION.. THANK HIM FOR PAYING THE PRICE TO REDEEM YOU FROM BONDAGE.
  20. 20. PRAYER FOR THE JEWS, RESTORATION & PEACE OF JERUSALEM AS PER PSALM 122:6. PRAY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO COME TO TRUST IN YESHUA AS THEIR MESSIAH. THANK HIM FOR LOVING YOU THANK HIM FOR HEARING YOUR PRAYER THANK HIM FOR ACCEPTING YOU AS YOU ARE. HE IS THE LORD OF LOVE, ACCEPTANCE & FORGIVENESS.
  21. 21. PRAY FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS OF FAMILY & GUESTS ANOINTMENT WITH OLIVE OIL FOR HEALING, IF NEEDED. NOW BLESS EACH INDIVIDUAL AT THE TABLE.
  22. 22. CHILDREN’S BLESSINGS - PART 1 – FOR A BOY GENESIS 48:20 “MAY GOD MAKE YOU LIKE EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH”
  23. 23. RUTH 4:11 “MAY THE LORD MAKE YOU LIKE RACHEL AND LEAH”
  24. 24. NUMBERS 6:24-26 “THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU; THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TOWARD YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.”
  25. 25. THE FIRST SENTENCE HAS 3 HEBREW WORDS: THE WORK OF : WHO AND HIS CHILDREN THE FIRST SENTENCE HAS 5 HEBREW WORDS: THE WORK OF WHOSE WORD (LIGHTS OUR PATH) UPON US AND WHO IS TO US. THE FIRST SENTENCE HAS 7 HEBREW WORDS: THE WORK OF WHO HIS CHILDREN WITH PLEASURE AND GIVES THEM .
  26. 26. THIS PART REVEALS THE DEEP KNOWLEDGE THE FATHER HAS OF EACH CHILD. HIS BLESSING SHOULD AFFIRM THE GROWING INTEREST IN THE CHILD. HIS BLESSING SHOULD AFFIRM CHILD’S DESIRED OCCUPATION IN LIFE. PROVERB 22:6 “TRAIN A CHILD IN THE WAY HE (SHOULD GO), AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT TURN FROM IT”
  27. 27. NOW SPEAK WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH CHILD REINFORCE YOUR LOVE FOR THEM WITH WARM HUGS. IT IS PARENT’S DUTY TO IDENTIFY & BUILD UP EACH CHILD’S TALENTS, GIFTS & GOOD TRAITS. REMEMBER PROPHECY REG. RETURN OF MESSIAH: “HE WILL TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, AND THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS.” PARENT’S LOVE & BENSHEN BLESSING ACCOMPLISHES THIS.
  28. 28. ABRAHAM’S EULOGY OVER HIS WIFE SARAH WHO DIED SUNG BY JEWISH HUSBANDS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
  29. 29. 10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
  30. 30. . 17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
  31. 31. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
  32. 32. 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever he does prospers.
  33. 33. Given that Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the world's population (6 billion) and that 99% of the world is non-Jewish, the list of accomplishments by Jews is quite impressive. Of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901-1990, 160 have been won by Jews.
  34. 34. COMPILED BY – NIRMAL NATHAN, TRICHY, INDIA

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