Daily Tidbits 4/23 – Flowers


The Hebrew word for flower is פרח ‘parach’ which is a combination of the words פר ‘par’ which means fruit and רח ‘rach’ which means scent or aroma.  The fruit that smells…this describes perfectly the flower.  רח ‘rach’ is also the root of the word רוח ‘ruach’ which means wind or spirit in Hebrew.  The English word ‘fragrance’ comes from this word פרח ‘parach’ as well. In Hebrew, fragrance or aroma is ריח ‘reyach’ which is also from this root רח ‘rach.’

This aroma is speaking of the fruit , פר ‘par,’ of the Spirit רח…. or פרח ‘parach.’

2Co 2:14  But thanks be to God, the One always leading us in triumph in Christ, and the One revealing through us the odor of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2Co 2:15  For we are a sweet smell to God because of Christ in those being saved, and in those being lost;
2Co 2:16  to the one, an odor of death unto death, and to the other, an odor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2Co 2:17  For we are not as the many, peddling the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God. We speak in Christ, in the sight of God.

Eph 5:2  and walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.

We “smell” like Jesus when we walk in His שם “shem” His name…His Word {Revelation 19:13}…His character

Pro 18:10  The name of Jehovah is a tower of strength, the righteous runs into it and is set on high.

The word for tower here is מגדל ‘migdal’ which is speaking of something of great size as the root word גדל ‘gadol’ means great or magnificent.

This word מגדל ‘midgal’ is also translated as flower in the Bible:
Son 5:13  His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

מגדל ‘migdal’ is also translated as pulpit in the book of Nehemiah.  The pulpit from whence Ezra read the Word.

Neh 8:4  And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
Neh 8:5  And Ezra opened the book to the eyes of all the people, for he was above all the people. And when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Neh 8:6  And Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands. And they bowed and worshiped to Jehovah with their noses to the ground.

Notice that everyone bowed at the Word of God.  Keep this in mind as this study progresses.

Both flower and pulpits are raised up.  The word for flower, פרח ‘parach,’ is also speaking of the bursting of a bud or the breaking out of a chick from the egg.  Both pictures of the resurrection, or being raised up.

It is interesting to note that the tassels on the four corners of the garments of believers were to be of twisted fibers or in Hebrew גדיל ‘gediyl.’

These tassels are called ציצית ‘tzitziyt.’

Flowers and His Righteousness

Mat 6:28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not labor nor do they spin,
Mat 6:29  but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.
Mat 6:30  If God so enrobes the grass of the field (which is today, and is thrown into a furnace tomorrow) will He not much rather you, little-faiths?
Mat 6:31  Then do not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? Or, what may we drink? Or, what may clothe us?
Mat 6:32  For after all these things the nations seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Mat 6:34  Then do not be anxious for tomorrow. For the morrow will be anxious of itself. Sufficient to each day is its own trouble.

What is His Righteousness?

Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Isa 45:23  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isa 45:24  Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Isa 45:25  In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Recall the people bowing at the Name/Word of God when Ezra stood at the pulpit {מגדל ‘migdal’ –  tower/flower}….
Php 2:9  Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name,
Php 2:10  that at the name of Jesus “every knee should bow,” of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth,
Php 2:11  and “every tongue should confess” that Jesus Christ is “Lord,” to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23

1Co 1:30  But of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
1Co 1:31  so that even as it has been written, “He that glories, let him glory in” the “Lord.” Jer. 9:24
Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Psa 71:15  My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day; for I do not know the numbers.
1Jn 2:1  My little children, I write these things to you so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Phi 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

The fruit of the Spirit is in all righteousness.

Eph 5:6  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for through these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience.
Eph 5:7  Then do not become partakers with them;
Eph 5:8  for you then were darkness, but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light.
Eph 5:9  For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
Eph 5:10  proving what is pleasing to the Lord.
Php 1:9  And this I pray, that your love may yet abound more and more in full knowledge and all perception,
Php 1:10  for you to distinguish the things that differ, that you may be sincere and without blame for the day of Christ,
Php 1:11  being filled with fruits of righteousness through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Flower – light connection

Notice in Ephesians 5:8 that the children of light bear forth the fruit of righteousness.  Both light and fruit are linked to the flower.  The fruit is seen in פרח ‘parach.’  The light is seen in the words נוץ  ‘nootz’ & ניץ ‘niytz’ both which are translated as flower, as in blossoming.  The root of these words is נץ which is speaking of the sparkling colors or light.

Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

The Word is the Tree of Life,  the Word is the Seed.

Luk 8:11  And this is the parable: The seed is the Word of God.
Luk 8:12  And those by the roadside are those who hear, then the Devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, lest believing they may be saved.
Luk 8:13  And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial draw back.
Luk 8:14  And those falling in the thorn bushes, these are those hearing, but under cares and riches and pleasures of life, moving along, they are choked, and do not bear to maturity.
Luk 8:15  And those in the good ground, these are the ones who in a right and good heart, hearing the Word, they hold it and bear fruit in patience.

Immediately after describing the Seed/Word, Jesus shows that fruit=works=light.  The menorah is a picture of the Tree of Life…the Olive Tree of Romans 11.

Luk 8:16  But no one lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it underneath a couch, but sets it on a lampstand, that those coming in may see the light.

Jer 11:16  Jehovah called your name, a green olive tree, fair, with fine fruit. With the sound of a great roaring, He has set fire to it, and its branches are worthless.

The Hebrew word for ‘fine’ in Jeremiah 11:16 is תאר ‘toar’ which means a shape, form, outline or figure of a thing.

תאר ‘toar’ is a cognate of the word תורה ‘torah’ which literally means instruction which defines the border of a people or the ‘image‘ of a people.

Heb 1:3  who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high, Psa. 110:1

Php 1:11  being filled with fruits of righteousness through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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