2018 – THURSDAY 09 AUGUST
WHERE ARE THE FATHERS?
“Then she sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “Has not the Lord God of Israel commanded, ‘Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor;”
So many solutions are being suggested to fix the waywardness of this present generation.
One of the most significant answers to a broken society – is the restoration of manhood – to the male species.
Consider the meaning of the names in the amazing victory performed by Barak and Deborah.
ABINOAM – FATHER OF KINDNESS
Abinoam (a-bin’-o-am, ab-i-no’-am), from Kedesh-naphtali, was the father of Barak who defeated Jabin’s army, led by Sisera. He is mentioned only in Judges 4:6, 4:12 and 5:12. The name means “the (divine) father is pleasantness – or kindness.
KEDESH- NAPHTALI – PRIESTHOOD
Kedesh was first documented in the Book of Joshua as a Canaanite citadel conquered by the Israelites under the leadership of Joshua. … Eusebius, writing about the place in his Onomasticon, says: “Kedesh. A priestly city in the inheritance of Naphtali.
BARAK – LIGHTNING
The given name Barak, also spelled Baraq, from the root B-R-Q, is a Hebrew name meaning “lightning”. It appears in the Hebrew Bible as the name of Barak (ברק Bārāq), an Israelite general.
FATHERS PRODUCE SONS
the father of kindness –
living in a priestly city –
raised up a son –
with lightning in his spirit –
and kindness in his heart.
This son Barak along with prophetess Deborah – defeated their enemies and delivered God’s people.
KINDNESS AND LIGHTNING CAN DWELL TOGETHER IN REAL MEN