YAH EXHALED ... MAN INHALED





Ahavah - It's as simple as breathing



"Ah" is an exhalation. "Ha" is an inhalation and the last syllable "Vah" has its own distinct meaning in Hebrew "came" (behold, revealed). Thus, we can express it this way - "Yah(weh) EXHALED, Man INHALED ... then LOVE CAME





In her message, Jill Cloud spoke about God's spirit being breathed into us and how we are to exhale what we received through inhalation (of His life, spirit, gifts). When we say the word AHAVAH slowly, it has a breathing sound. The 1st syllable - "ah" is an exhalation. The 2nd syllable "ha" is an inhalation and the last syllable "vah" has its own distinct meaning in Hebrew "came" (behold, revealed). Thus, we can express it this way - "Yah(weh) EXHALED, Man INHALED ... then LOVE CAME.


In Hebrew, the word for love is AHAVAH (pronounced ah - hah - vah) - spelled Hebraically "alef, hey, bet, hey" - and its original meaning is very different from today's cultural meaning of love. In Hebrew, love or ahavah is not an emotion, but is connected directly with action and obedience. The two letter root base of this word, "hey" and "bet" means "to give". When "alef", which proceeds these two letters, is added, AHAVAH means "I give" and not just to give anything, but giving something that we value - from our spiritual being/essence, giving our devotion, time, attention, all of ourselves. To do so is to obey the greatest commandment.


"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40(AMP)


True love, true AHAVAH is more about giving than receiving. And we have the greatest example of AHAVAH in God's gift of His Son - Yeshua (Jesus) ... for God so [ahavah] the world that He GAVE His one and only-begotten Son (John 3:16).