SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Bill Morford. And we’re finding out such amazing revelations about the roots of the Bible that were literally hijacked, the Jewish roots and the idioms, and the culture, and the power. For instance, I mean, there’s so many things I want to ask you about. But the order of the books, in the original order of the Jewish Scriptures it ends in Chronicles, not Malachi. What difference does it make as you read it when you go from Chronicles to Matthew?

BILL: There’s a flow that does not exist in the normal Christian book order. But when you go from Chronicles with its genialities and move into Matthew, starting out with the geniality of Jesus, there’s just a flow. It actually surprised me. I wasn’t looking for that, but it’s there.

SID: Now tell me about an interesting woman in the New Testament by the name of Phoebe. What did you find out about her?

BILL: She was a patroness, sat over others. My verse says, “I am introducing our sister Phoebe to you, since she is also a minister of the congregation in sainthood, so that you would welcome and the Lord is befitting the saints, and you would stand by her in whatever matters she would have need of you. For she has also become a patroness of many, even of me.” So that the ones that say that she was a servant—

SID: It’s a bad translation.

BILL: Absolutely.

SID: So are you telling me she was Paul’s pastor in that instance, in effect?

BILL: That’s what it sounds like to me, doesn’t it?

SID: Tell me about that there’s amazing word in the Hebrew, “anuchi.”

BILL: Oh, that’s awesome because it means “I Am.”

SID: I Am that I Am.

BILL: Right. But Rabbi Ben Yehuda calls it the “I am of purpose. It’s because I Am who I Am, I ordain this to be done.” And God always has that, when He uses that word it means that’s a verse we have to really pay attention to. So every time He uses that, I use “I Am” in caps and in bold type so that you know that’s the anuchi speaking.

SID: I like the way you refer to it. It’s I Am with an attitude. Give me a verse and say it with the attitude God meant it.

BILL: Okay. Isaiah 43:11 is “I Am, I AM your only savior.” And this is one of three verses that use the anuchi twice, a double anuchi. One anuchi is really a superlative. I mean, this is awesome. God has ordained this. He’s determined this is what’s to be done. But when He uses a double, how can we put in English how strong that would be.

SID: Now tell me something about the most gentile, Christian thing I can think of as a Jewish person that doesn’t know Jesus. Communion. It’s not very Jewish, is it?

BILL: [laugh] It’s entirely Jewish.

SID: Explain.

BILL: Well if you want to stay in the New Testament, you can. Luke 22 has Jesus at the Seder, and it records three instances, three blessings there. The first cup actually comes from Exodus 6:6, and it’s, “I will bring you out of Egypt.” And Jesus lifts that and says the blessing over the wine. Then he says the blessing over the bread. And with the bread that means you’re eating the meal, and with the meal they’re having a second cup of wine, and that cup, in Exodus 6:6, says, “I will rescue you from your bondage.” So that when we take the bread in our communion, we are actually celebrating his taking us out of our bondage. In other words, all deliverance has been done. It’s over.

SID: What’s that third cup?

BILL: And the third cup is amazing. Of course this is from Exodus 6:6, and it’s Jesus lifts that cup and he said, “This is the renewed covenant of my blood which is being shed for you.” And what Exodus 6:6 has for the third cup is it’s the cup of redemption. So this is the blood of our kinsman redeemer who has come.

SID: You can’t understand communion without understanding Passover, and it’s been hijacked from the church.

BILL: It has.

SID: It’s not so much that you’re being legalistic. It’s just that you’re understanding depth upon depth, upon depth. That’s with these biblical feasts God promises that He’ll show up. It’s an appointment with God. It’s so wonderful. Now I’ve always heard that Paul was a tentmaker. You say untrue. What was Paul?

BILL: He made prayer shawls.

SID: Prayer shawls?

BILL: Prayer shawls. Because there are other Greek words used for tentmakers, two of them. One for making the small pup tent that a traveler might carry, and one for the huge tents like the Bedouin live in.

SID: I’m so glad for so many revelations I’ve learned from Bill Morford. So I’m going to bless you with the revelation he shared with me about the Aaronic Benediction. The Lord WILL bless you. I tell you, the Lord WILL bless you. The Lord WILL keep you. The Lord will cause His countenance to come upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord will grant you his shalom, His completeness in your spirit, in your soul, and in your body in the name of Jesus the Messiah.

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