Kamal Saleem: A Muslim Cries Out to Jesus
CBN.com – “Forty-eight percent of Muslims in the United States of America believe that they are Muslim first, American second. Our purpose is to change this country, because they are infidel and what they are doing is not pleasing to Allah. We are the soldier of Allah who will make them do it.”
Kamal Saleem was born in Lebanon to a devout Muslim family. As early as four years old, he remembers sitting at the kitchen table while his mother taught him about the Koran and his duty to Allah and Jihad.
“From my childhood, my mom said, ‘One day, you’ll be a martyr, my son. You will die for the sake of Allah and you will exalt Islam. If you kill a Jew, my son, your hand will light up before the throne of Allah and the host of heaven will celebrate what you have done.’” Continue reading
Position in which a Jewish kohen places his hands and fingers during the Priestly Blessing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’ve read the Bible many times but I didn’t know about one Jewish tradition that struck me so greatly until I read about it in a book. A very powerful ancient Jewish custom practiced for thousands of years that involves the father and his children, they did this even during the time of the Nazis. The ancient tradition is, as Jews celebrate their Sabbath on Friday evening at their own homes, they have this tradition of the fathers speaking blessings, laying both of their hands on their children’s heads, repeating the PRIESTLY BLESSING ( Numbers 6:23-27) over them week after week after week, year after year.
THE PRIESTLY BLESSING: NUMBERS 6:23-27
” MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND PROTECT YOU. MAY THE LORD SHINE HIS FACE TO YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU. MAY THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TO YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.”
Imagine if you have your father week after week, since you were a baby, on the day that you worship the living God, you see your father speaking blessing over you again and again. Imagine the impact of that in your life. Imagine the power of that in your future, in your home. After I read that, I wondered if the reason why the Jewish people for thousands of years no matter where they were, despite of the diaspora, and now Israel, blessing has always followed them. Despite of the persecutions they endured, they triumphed because people can see that they are blessed. I believe the passing of speaking the priestly blessing from the generation of Moses up to the present has kept God’s chosen people special and always present before God’s presence.
If there’s one thing every Christian home should do right now is to follow this blessed tradition that we may experience and keep the blessing of God in our homes. To those who don’t have fathers at home, have your mother do it. Whoever is the head of the house should bless the children so that the next generation will be living under God’s blessing. Read my article The Power Of Your Words and you will understand that words do have power.
Copyright 2013 Kechie V. Schauf
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