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Your Part in the Manifestation of God’s Will on the Earth

I was having a moment of frustration a couple of days ago because it seemed like everything was changing around me. I was witnessing a shift in the physical realm but I felt as though I was void of a word from God. Instead of continuing in frustration, I sought the Lord and He brought me to Ecclesiastes.

Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks. (Ecclesiastes 10:18 NKJV)

When you are feeling frustrated, really that’s one of the last things you want to read. I was like this can’t possibly be right let me keep reading; but, the Lord kept bringing me back to Ecclesiastes 10:18 and finally I got the revelation on it.

Building
Hebrew Word: meqareh
Meaning: rafters/beam work

In architecture, the rafters support the roof of a building and the roof protects those within from the elements (wind, rain, snow, etc.). Your laziness, according to the scripture, leaves you vulnerable. What areas are you vulnerable in right now? They are probably the ones that have been left exposed, and therefore have been the main focus of the enemy’s attacks.

But this is where the scripture gets really interesting.

Hands
Hebrew Word: yad
Meaning: hand

You are probably wondering why I gave you the Hebrew word for hand when it is translated directly. There is also another Hebrew word that means hand and it is kaph. Knowing this, there must be some distinction that is relevant to this particular scripture.

Kaph, which is not used in Ecclesiastes 10:18, denotes the palm of the hand, like so:

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This hand is ready to receive. Whereas, yad represents a clenched hand, like so:

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This hand is ready to act. But wait, there’s more {I have probably lost some of you at this point}.

Yad is spelled יָד with the first letter being yod and the second letter being dalet {remember Hebrew reads right to left left to right}. One of the many differences between Hebrew and English is that Hebrew does not use numbers, the letters of its alphabet correspond to numbers.

Now I know this is getting dense but stick with me.

Yod {the first letter in yad which represents the active hand} is the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and, therefore, represents the number 10. Numbers have significant meaning in the language.

{Sidebar: this was so intriguing I decided to make sure I was hearing God properly. Check this website, quite appropriately named Turn Back to God for more insight on numbers in the Bible.}

Back to yod, which represents the number 10. 10 is one of the four numbers representing completion in the Bible but the only form of completion which humans have a part in. Dalet, the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is also the letter for the number 4. Four represents the earth. {Remember, you can check that website for clarification as well as other websites and/or material}.

Hand, in this scripture not only means doing something, it also relates to the part that you play in the completion of God’s Will on the earth. Your lack of doing {whatever God wants you to do} is probably one of the reasons, if not the main reason, you are feeling like nothing is happening or like everything is changing while you’re rooted in the same position.

I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall was broken down. When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction: A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man. (Proverbs 24:30-34 NKJV)

Your laziness is leaving you vulnerable and your lack of action is delaying physical manifestation. Ask God, “what am I not doing?” because your waiting season may be over.