Signs of Believers

What the Word Says

1 Timothy 6:3-4 If anyone teaches differently and does not agree to the sound words, those of our Master Yahusha Messiah, and to the teaching which is according to reverence, 4 he is puffed up, understanding none at all, but is sick about questionings and verbal battles from which come envy, strife, slander, wicked suspicions,

We want to be sure that we do not ever fall into haSatans trap of being labled someone who teaches differently and does not agree to the sound Words of our Master Yahusha. We desperatly want to study to show ourselves approved to hear the words: “And his master said to him, ‘Well done, tov and trustworthy servant." We know that the fruits of the spirit show belief:
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, tovness, trustworthiness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah. 24 And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

However, are there other requirements? And how does the meaning of the Word apply? Mark 16:15,16 I'm sure we can all agree that as believers that we must proclaim the Tov News to every creature, believe in the only begotten Son of Elohim, and be immersed in His Name in order to receive deliverance. These are fundamental requirements, as well as
Wayyiqra 18:4-5 Do My right-rulings and guard My laws, to walk in them. I am Yahuah your Elohim. And you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, which a man does and lives by them, I am Yahuah.

Debarim 12:32 "All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it -- do not add to it nor take away from it.

Let us take a closer examination of the last Words Yahusha spoke to His emmisaries before ascending to the right hand of Elohim \o/ HalleluYah\o/
Mark 16:15-17 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the Tov News to every creature. 16 "He who has believed and has been immersed, shall be saved, but he who has not believed shall be condemned.

17 And these signs (4592):

Strong's #4592: shmei'on Semeion (say-mi'-on); Noun Neuter

shall accompany (3877):
  1. a sign, mark, token that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and is known
  2. a sign, prodigy, portent, i.e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature of signs portending remarkable events soon to happen of miracles and wonders by which Yahuah authenticates the men sent by him, or by which men prove that the cause they are pleading is Yahuah's

Strong's #3877: parakolouqevw Parakoloutheo (par-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o); Verb,

the ones who believe (4100):
  1. to follow after
  2. so to follow one as to be always at his side
  3. to follow close, accompany
  4. to be always present, to attend one wherever he goes
  5. to follow up a thing in mind so as to attain to the knowledge of it to understand, (cf our follow a matter up, trace its course)
  6. to examine thoroughly, investigate
  7. to follow faithfully i.e a standard or rule, to conform one's self to

Strong's #4100: pisteuvw Pisteuo (pist-yoo'-o); Verb

  • to think to be true,
  • to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in of the thing believed
  • to credit, have confidence in a moral or religious reference used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul
  • to trust in Yahuah as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith
  • mere acknowledgment of some fact or event: intellectual faith to entrust a thing to one, i.e. his fidelity to be intrusted with a thing

  • In My Name they shall cast out (1544) demons:

    Strong's #1544:
    ejkbaivnw Ekballo (ek-bal'-lo); Verb
    1. to cast out, drive out, to send out with notion of violence
    2. to drive out (cast out)
    3. to cast out
      • a thing: excrement from the belly into the sink
      • to expel a person from a society: to banish from a family
      • to compel one to depart; to bid one depart, in stern though not violent language
      • to employed that the rapid motion of the one going is transferred to the one sending forth
    4. to command or cause one to depart in haste
    5. to draw out with force, tear out with implication of force overcoming opposite force
    6. to cause a thing to move straight on its intended goal to reject with contempt,
    7. to cast off or away without the notion of violence
    8. to draw out, extract, one thing inserted in another
    9. to bring out of, to draw or bring forth
    10. to except, to leave out, i.e. not receive
    11. to lead one forth or away somewhere with a force which he cannot resist

    Do You Cast Out Demons?

    Mark 16:17...they shall speak (2980)

    Strong's #2980: lalevw Laleo (lal-eh'-o); Verb

    ...with renewed (2537)
    1. to utter a voice or emit a sound
    2. to speak
    3. to use the tongue or the faculty of speech
    4. to utter articulate sounds
    5. to talk
    6. to utter, tell
    7. to use words in order to declare one's mind and disclose one's thoughts
    8. to speak

    Strong's #2537: kainovß Kainos (kahee-nos'); Adjective

    ...tongues (1100),
    1. new
      • as respects form
        1. recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
    2. as respects substance
      1. of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of

    Strong's #1100: glw'ssa Glossa (gloce-sah'); Noun Feminine

    1. the tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech
    2. a tongue
      • the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations

    Acts 2:1-4, 6-11: And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Setapart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak. 6 And when this sound came to be, the crowd came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying to each other, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 “And how do we hear, each one in our own language in which we were born? 9 “Parthians and Medes and Eylamites, and those dwelling in Aram Naharayim, both Yehudah and Kappadokia, Pontos and Asia, 10 both Phrygia and Pamphulia, Mitsrayim and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Yehudim and converts, 11 “Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great deeds of Elohim.”

    Kepha explains:

    16 “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Yo’el:

    These Scriptures also show the gift of prophecy knows no gender, it is shown here, that the sons and daughters and male servants and female servants shall prophesy.
    Acts 2:17-21: ‘And it shall be in the last days, says Elohim, that I shall pour out of My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams, 18 and also on My male servants and on My female servants I shall pour out My Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy. 19 ‘And I shall show wonders in the heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapour of smoke. 20 ‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and splendid day of YAHUAH. 21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of YAHUAH shall be saved.’

    Acts 10:44-48: While Kepha was still speaking these words, the Set-apart Spirit fell upon all those hearing the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Kepha, because the gift of the Setapart Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles also, 46 for they were hearing them speaking with tongues and extolling Elohim. Then Kepha answered, 47 “Is anyone able to forbid water, that these should not be immersed who have received the Set-apart Spirit – even as also we?” 48 And he commanded them to be immersed in the Name of YAHUSHA Messiah. Then they asked him to remain a few days.

    NOTE: This is Scriptural proof that one may receive the Gift of the Set-apart Spirit before that one is immersed.

    Acts 19:6: And when Sha’ul had laid hands on them, the Set-apart Spirit came upon them, and they were speaking in tongues and prophesying.

    The next Scriptures here indicate that speaking in a tongue is closely related to prophecy.

    1 Corinthians 12:4-14, 28-31; 13:1-2:And there are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of services, but the same Master. 6 And there are different kinds of workings, but it is the same Elohim who is working all in all. 7 And to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for profiting, 8 for to one is given a word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 and to another belief by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit, 10 and to another operations of powers, and to another prophecy, and to another discerning of spirits, and to another kinds of tongues, and to another interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these, distributing to each one individually as He intends. 12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is the Messiah. 13 For indeed by one Spirit we were all immersed into one body, whether Yehudim or Greeks, whether slaves or released, and we were all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For indeed the body is not one member but many. 28 And Elohim has appointed these in the assembly: firstly emissaries, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, ministrations, kinds of tongues. 29 Are all emissaries? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly seek the better gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of messengers, but do not have love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophecy, and know all secrets and all knowledge, and if I have all belief, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am none at all.

    Mishle 12:18: But the tongue of the wise is healing.

    Mishle 15:4: A healing tongue is a tree of life

    Notice here that the tongue is in direct connection with healing.

    Acts 3:1-9: And Kepha and Yocanan were going up to the Set-apart Place at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man, lame from his birth, was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the Set-apart Place which is called Yaphah, to ask alms from those entering into the Set-apart Place, 3 who, seeing Kepha and Yocanan about to go into the Set-apart Place, asked for alms. 4 And Kepha, with Yocanan, looking steadfastly at him, said, “Look at us.” 5 And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive whatever from them. 6 But Kepha said, “I do not have silver and gold, but what I do possess, this I give you: In the Name of YAHUSHA Messiah of Natsareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And taking him by the right hand he lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones were made firm. 8 And leaping up, he stood and walked, and went in with them into the Set-apart Place, walking and leaping and praising Elohim. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising Elohim.

    Notice here in Acts 10:38 that healing can have a direct connection with the devil:

    Acts 10:38:how Elohim did anoint YAHUSHA of Natsareth with the Set-apart Spirit and with power, who went about doing tov and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for Elohim was with Him.

    1 Corinthians 14:2-33: For he who is speaking in a tongue does not speak to men but to Elohim, for no one understands, but in the Spirit he speaks secrets. 3 But he who is prophesying speaks upbuilding and encouragement and comfort to men. 4 He who is speaking in a tongue builds up himself, but he who is prophesying builds up the assembly. 5 Now I want you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you might prophesy, for he who is prophesying is greater than he who is speaking with tongues, unless he interprets, so that the assembly might receive upbuilding. 6 But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you, either. 7 Nevertheless, lifeless instruments making a sound, whether flute or harp, if they do not make a distinction in the sound, how shall it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? 8 For indeed, if the trumpet makes an indistinct sound, who shall prepare himself for battle? 9 So also you, if you do not give speech by the tongue that is clear, how shall it be known what is spoken? For you shall be speaking into the air. 10 There are, undoubtedly, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them iswithout distinct sound. 11 If then I do not know the power of the voice, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks be a foreigner to me. 12 So also you, since you are ardent for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in the upbuilding of the assembly. 13 Therefore, he who is speaking in a tongue, let him pray that he might interpret. 14 For if I am praying in a tongue, my spirit is praying, but my understanding is without fruit. 15 What then is it? I shall pray with the spirit, and I shall also pray with the understanding. I shall sing with the spirit, and I shall also sing with the understanding. 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how shall he who fills up the place of the unlearned say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you say? 17 For you truly give thanks well, but the other is not built up. 18 I thank my Elohim I speak with tongues more than you all, 19 but in an assembly I want to speak five words with my understanding that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brothers, do not be children in your thinking, but in evil be babes, and in your thinking be perfect. 21 In the Torah it has been written, “With men of other tongues and other lips I shall speak to this people. And even so, they shall not hear Me, says YAHUAH.” 22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers, and prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe, by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by teaching? 23 If then all the assembly comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are unlearned or unbelievers, shall they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an unlearned one comes in, he is reproved by all, he is discerned by all. 25 And so the secrets of his heart are revealed. And so, falling down on his face, he shall worship Elohim, declaring that Elohim is truly among you. 26 What then is it, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all be done for upbuilding. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 And if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and let him speak to himself and to Elohim. 29 And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others discern. 30 And if there should be a revelation to another who sits by, let the first be silent. 31 For you are all able to prophesy one by one, so that all learn and all be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For Elohim is not Elohim of disorder but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the set-apart ones.

    Dani'el 2:20-22: Dani’el responded and said, “Blessed be the Name of Elah forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. 21 “And He changes the times and the seasons. He removes sovereigns and raises up sovereigns. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who possess understanding. 22 “He reveals deep and secret matters. He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.

    Dani'el 11:32-35: “And by flatteries he shall profane those who do wrong against the covenant, but the people who know their Elohim shall be strong, and shall act. 33 “And those of the people who have insight shall give understanding to many. And they shall stumble by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering, for days. 34 “And when they stumble, they shall be helped, a little help, but many shall join them, by flatteries. 35 “And some of those who have insight shall stumble, to refine them, and to cleanse them, and to make them white, until the time of the end, for it is still for an appointed time.

    Dani'el 12:1-13: “Now at that time Micha’el shall stand up, the great head who is standing over the sons of your people. And there shall be a time of distress, such as never was since there was a nation, until that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book, 2 and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth wake up, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches, everlasting abhorrence. 3 “And those who have insight shall shine like the brightness of the expanse, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But you, Dani’el, hide the words, and seal the book until the time of the end. Many shall diligently search and knowledge shall increase.” 5 Then I, Dani’el, looked and saw two others standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank. 6 And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long until the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he held up his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it would be for a time, times, and half a time. And when they have ended scattering the power of the set-apart people, then all these shall be completed. 8 And I heard, but I did not understand, so I said, “My master, what is the latter end of these matters?” 9 And he said, “Go, Dani’el, for the words are hidden and sealed till the time of the end. 10 “Many shall be cleansed and made white, and refined. But the wrong shall do wrong – and none of the wrong shall understand, but those who have insight shall understand. 11 “And from the time that which is continual is taken away, and the abomination that lays waste is set up, is one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 “Blessed is he who is waiting earnestly, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 “But you, go your way till the end. And rest, and arise to your lot at the end of the days.”

    We believe that we are living in this end time that is spoken of here in Dani'el. It is very obvious that knowledge has been tremendously increased in the last 50 years. These Scriptures talk about those that will have insight. I don't think it is limited only to the book of Dani'el, but we believe that the deep and secret matters of other things will be revealed.

    Dani'el 2:47: The sovereign answered Dani’el, and said, “Truly your Elah is the Elah of elahin, the Master of sovereigns, and a revealer of secrets, since you were able to reveal this secret.”

    Debarim 29:29: “The secret matters belong to YAHUAH our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.

    Romans 16:25-26: And to Him who is able to establish you according to my Tov News and the preaching of YAHUSHA Messiah, according to the revelation of the secret which was kept silent since times of old, 26 but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the everlasting Elohim, for belief-obedience.

    MattithYahu 13:10-13: And the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 And He answering, said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the reign of YAHUAH, but to them it has not been given. 12 “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him. 13 “Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

    MattithYahu 13:52: And He said to them, “Therefore every scholar of Scripture taught in the reign of YAHUAH is like a householder who brings out of his treasure matters, renewed, and old.”

    We can be sure that in these end days that there will be profound teachings on the understanding of the Parables, also a in depth understanding of how the Torah and the Prophets applies to us spiritually, in other words, the height, depth, breadth, and width of the Word. We believe that every account of the Messiah in the Scriptures, such as the feeding of the 5,000 and the feeding of the 4,000, the 12 baskets, these must have a spiritual meaning to them. We believe the Spirit of Truth will reveal these understandings to YAHUAH's true emissaries, and prophets, which will be taught to others. We hope we have clearly shown that many different tongues can be applied here in Mark 16:17. We see here tongues are applied as various human languages, tongues of messengers, and that tongues are directly related to healings, wisdom, knowledge, and prophecy for the edification of the body.

    Luke 12:8-9 “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Adam shall also confess him before the messengers of Elohim. 9 “But he that has denied Me before men shall be denied before the messengers of Elohim.

    MattithYahu 12:36-37 “And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment. 37 “For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous.”

    Do You Speak With Renewed Tongues?

    Mark 16:18:  they shall take up snakes,

    They shall take up (142)

    Strong's #142: ai[rw Airo (ah'-ee-ro); Verb,

    1. to raise up, elevate, lift up
      • to raise from the ground, take up: stones
      • to raise upwards, elevate, lift up: the hand
      • to draw up: a fish
    2. to take upon one's self and carry what has been raised up, to bear
    3. to bear away what has been raised, carry off
      • to move from its place
      • to take off or away what is attached to anything
      • to remove
      • to carry off, carry away with one
      • to appropriate what is taken
      • to take away from another what is his or what is committed to him, to take by force
      • to take and apply to any use
      • to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence
      • cause to cease

    snakes (789)

    Strong's #3789: o[fiß Ophis (of'-is); Noun Masculine,

    1. snake, serpent
    2. with the ancients, the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom. The serpent who deceived Hawwah was regarded by the Jews as the devil.

    George Went Hensley, a preacher who had left a Pentecostal church when it stopped embracing snake handling, is credited with creating the first holiness church dedicated to snake-handling in the 1920s. Sister-churches later sprang up throughout the Appalachian backwoods. However, the roots of the snake-handlers can be traced further back to strict Calvinists, who were among the early English and Scotch-Irish settlers colonizing the Appalachian area.

    Several of the leaders in these churches have been bitten numerous times, as indicated by their distorted extremities. Hensley, said to be the founder of modern snake-handling in the Appalachian Mountains, died from a snakebite in 1955. Another prominent leader, a 34-year-old evangelist, died in 1998 after being bitten by a timber rattler at the Rock House Holiness Church in rural northeastern Alabama. He left three young children. Members of his family contend that his death was likely due to a heart attack, although his wife had died three years earlier after a snake bite while in Kentucky. (

    It seems that some have taken this part of the Scripture on a purely physical sense, even incorporating snake-handling into their worship services. We don't count out the literal meaning of this portion of the verse; but, let us take a look at it from a spiritual perspective to see if Yahusha was talking more along the lines of the spiritual realm. But before we do, we will take a look at a few accounts of taking up snakes in a literal sense.

    SHEMOTH 4:1-5: And Mosheh answered and said, “And if they do not believe me, nor listen to my voice, and say, ‘Yahuah has not appeared to you?’ ” 2 And Yahuah said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A rod.” 3 And He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent. And Mosheh fled from it. 4 And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” – so he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand – 5 so that they believe that Yahuah Elohim of their fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Yitshaq, and the Elohim of Ya'aqob, has appeared to you.”

    Shemoth 7:9-12: 9“When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying,‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aharon, ‘Take your rod and throw it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’ ” 10 So Mosheh and Aharon went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahuah commanded. And Aharon threw his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the practitioners of witchcraft. And they, the magicians of Mitsrayim, also did so with their magic. 12 And they, each one, threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But the rod of Aharon swallowed up their rods.

    A very interesting point that we would like to make here is that the rod that Mosheh had here seems to be representing the power and authority of Yahuah. For many miracles were done by the use of the rod. Notice also, that the rod turned into the snake (or serpent), which could not mean that this serpent was evil. Pharoah, on the other hand, by the practitioners of witchcraft, threw down their rods and they became serpents. But of course, the rod of Yahuah prevailed over the rods of hasatan.

    Bemidbar 21:8-9 8 And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole. And it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” 9 So Mosheh made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole. And it came to be, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

    Yohanan 3:14-15 14“And as Mosheh lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so the Son of Adam has to be lifted up, 15 so that whoever is believing in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.

    The Scriptures seem to be indicating Yahuah does make tov serpents and the enemy seems to pervert what Yahuah has made tov for his diabolical purposes. So we read in 2 Melakim 18, that Hizqiyah had to destroy the bronze serpent:

    2 Melakim 18:4 : He took away the high places and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah, and broke in pieces the bronze serpent which Mosheh had made, for until those days the children of Yisra’el burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan.

    Romans 7:14 For we know that the Torah is Spiritual,

    Acts 28:1-6: And having come to safety, they then learned that the island was called Melite. 2 And the foreigners showed us extraordinary kindness, for they kindled a fire and received us all, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. 3 But Sha’ul, having gathered a bundle of sticks, and having laid them on the fire, an adder came out because of the heat, and fastened itself on his hand. 4 And when the foreigners saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man is certainly a murderer, whom, though saved from the sea, still right-ruling does not allow to live.” 5 Then, indeed, he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no evil. 6 And expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead, they waited for a long time and saw no harm come to him, changing their minds they said that he was a mighty one.

    So for those of us that believe that Sha'ul was an honest, upright man with Yahuah, we can see here that he did not take up this snake as if on purpose, it seems he didn't know the snake was there, he pulled his hand out and it was latched on to him. Should we really apply this account to "taking up snakes"? We will heed Sha'ul's words in Romans 7:14. For we know that the Torah is spiritual. So lets go back to the beginning to set the spiritual understanding to "taking up snakes."

    BERESHITH 3:1-15 And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which Yahuah Elohim had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We are to eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4 And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall certainly not die. 5 “For Elohim knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like Elohim, knowing tov and evil.” 6 And the woman saw that the tree was tov for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, and she took of its fruit and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made loin coverings for themselves. 8 And they heard the sound of Yahuah Elohim walking about in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahuah Elohim among the trees of the garden. 9 And Yahuah Elohim called unto Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who made you know that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” 12 And the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate.” 13 And Yahuah Elohim said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14 And Yahuah Elohim said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all livestock and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you are to go, and eat dust (06083) all the days of your life. 15 “And I put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed. He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel.”

    BERESHITH 2:7 And Yahuah Elohim formed the man out of dust (06083) from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of life. And the man became a living being.

    Strong's #06083:rp[ `aphar (aw-fawr'); Noun

    1. dry earth, dust, powder, ashes, earth, ground, mortar, rubbish
      • dry or loose earth
      • debris
      • mortar
      • ore

    Yahusha explained the parable of the Sower of the Seed:

    Luke 8:10-15 And He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the reign of Elohim, but to the rest in parables, that ‘Seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not understand.’11 “And this is the parable: The seed is the word of Elohim. 12 “And those by the wayside are the ones who hear, then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, lest having believed, they should be saved. 13 “And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy. And these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of trial fall away. 14 “And that which fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with worries, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 “And that on the tov soil are those who, having heard the word with a noble and tov heart, retain it, and bear fruit with endurance.

    MattithYahu 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, “Brood (1081) of adders (2191)! Who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

    The point that is made here is that from the beginning the enemy, hasatan, was commanded to "eat dust all his days", we know that hasatan and his minions are spirit beings, so they are not eating the physical dust of the physical ground. The Scripture says that we are made of the dust of the ground. The spiritual understanding of this is that the enemy, hasatan and his minions, are feeding on humans, or rather the spirit of the humans. Yahusha, Himself, shows this in the parable of the Sower and the Seed. We are to be fertile ground for the tov seeds to be planted in, less the enemy creeps in on us and plants the seeds of darnel, or false doctrine. Yahusha calling us "land" is one of many metaphors used in Scripture to describe humans. Land takes on many different attributes: fertile, rocky, sandy, clay, dust, tov soil, etc.

    Yohanan rebukes the Pharisees:

    Strong's #1081 gevnnhma Gennema (ghen'-nay-mah); Noun

    1. that which has been born or begotten
      • the offspring or progeny of men or animals
      • the fruits of the earth, the produce of agriculture

    Strong's #2191 e[cidna Echidna (ekh'-id-nah); Noun

    1. a viper, offspring of vipers
      • addressed to cunning, malignant, wicked men

    Luke 3:7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be immersed by him, “Brood (1081) of adders (2191) , who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

    Yahusha rebukes the Pharisees:

    MattithYahu 12:34-35Brood (1081) of adders (2191)! How are you able to speak what is tov – being wicked? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. 35 “The tov man brings forth what is tov from the tov treasures of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked from the wicked treasure.

    MattithYahu 23:25-33 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are filled with plunder and unrighteousness. 26 “Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside of them becomes clean too. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly indeed look well, but inside are filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 “So you too outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the prophets.’ 31 “Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who did murder the prophets – 32 and you fill up the measure of your fathers! 33 “Serpents (3789), brood (1081) of adders (2191)! How would you escape the judgment of Gehenna?

    Strong's #3789 go[fiß Ophis (of'-is); Noun

    1. snake, serpent
      • with the ancients, the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom. The serpent who deceived Hawwah was regarded by the Jews as the devil.

    YeshaYahu 59:2-8 But your crookednesses have separated you from your Elohim. And your sins have hidden His face from you, from hearing. 3 For your hands have been defiled with blood, and your fingers with crookedness; your lips have spoken falsehood, your tongue mutters unrighteousness. 4 No one calls for righteousness, and no one pleads for truth. They trust in emptiness and speak worthlessness; they conceive trouble and bring forth wickedness. 5 They have hatched adders’ eggs and they weave the spider’s web. Whoever eats their eggs dies, and when one is broken an adder is hatched. 6 Their webs do not become garments, nor do they cover themselves with their works. Their works are works of wickedness, and a deed of violence is in their hands. 7 Their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of wickedness, wasting and ruin are in their highways. 8 The way of peace they have not known, and there is no right-ruling in their ways. They have made crooked paths for themselves, whoever treads in them shall not know peace.

    Romans 3:11-18 There is no one who is understanding, there is none who is seeking Elohim. 12 “They all have turned aside, they have together become worthless. There is none who does tov, no, not one.” 13 “Their throat is an open tomb, with their tongues they have deceived,” “The poison of adders is under their lips,” 14 “Whose mouth is filled with cursing and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood, 16 ruin and wretchedness are in their ways, 17 and the way of peace they have not known.” 18 “There is no fear of Elohim before their eyes.

    Tehillim 140:3 They sharpen their tongues like a snake; The poison of cobras is under their lips. Selah.

    Tehillim 58:1-6 Would you indeed speak righteousness, in silence? Do you judge straightly, you sons of men? 2 No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands. 3 The wrong have been estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a snake (5175); Like a deaf cobra (6620) that stops its ear, 5 So as not to hear the voice of whisperers, Or a skilled caster of spells. 6 O Elohim, break their teeth in their mouth! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Yahauh!

    Strong's #5175: Xxn Nachash (naw-khawsh'); Noun

    Notice here for the word snake, 5175 comes from 5172, which is in direct connection with whisperers and magic spells, divining, and enchantment, i.e. witchcraft. And how in Tehillim 58:4-5 there is a direct connection between the snake and the whisperers and spell casters, i.e. witchcraft.
    Strong's #5172: Xxn Nachash (naw-khash); root
    1. to hiss, i.e. whisper a magic spell
      • to prognosticate
      • certainly divine
      • enchanter, enchantment
      • diligently observe

    Strong's #6620: !tp Pethen (peh'-then); Noun

    1. a snake, venomous serpent
      • perhaps the cobra, adder, or viper
    1. serpent, snake
      • a snake from its hiss; from 5172
      • serpent
      • image (of serpent)
      • fleeing serpent (mythological)

    Tehillim 91:11-13 For He commands His messengers concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. 12 They bear you up in their hands, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.

    This Scripture here is very reminiscence of Shemoth 23:23-33.

    Shemoth 23:23-33 For My Messenger shall go before you and shall bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Kena'anites and the Hiwwites and the Yebusites, and I shall cut them off. 24 “Do not bow down to their mighty ones, nor serve them, nor do according to their works, but without fail overthrow them and without fail break down their pillars. 25 “And you shall serve Yahuah your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and your water. And I shall remove sickness from your midst. 26 “None shall miscarry or be barren in your land. I shall fill the number of your days. 27 “I shall send My fear before you, and cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28 “And I shall send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hiwwite, the Kena'anite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 “I shall not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become a waste and the beast of the field become too numerous for you. 30 “Little by little I shall drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. 31 “And I shall set your border from the Sea of Reeds to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River, for I shall give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 “Do not make a covenant with them nor with their mighty ones. 33 “Let them not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me when you serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a snare to you.”

    We must understand that the Torah is spirit. Therefore, we must apply these verses to ourselves in the spirit. When we become believers in Yahusha and make the choice to follow Torah, these Scriptures become living and active in us. The land that we are inheriting at this time, is our own bodies, in the physical. To walk according to the Torah of these verses, means that we would drive out the inhabitants of our lands. The land that has been given to us to reside in as a temporary Sukkoth, or tabernacle. When we came to be believers we were like the children of Yisra'el coming out of Mitsrayim. We were serving false els and bowing down to our own idols (whatever they might be, false religion, cares of the world, physical lusts and desires, mammon, self, etc.) Pharaoh was the physical analogy of hasatan, controlling us and keeping us in his obedience to build his kingdom. When Yahuah takes us by the hand to lead us out of our carnal bondage to hasatan, we then encounter the enemy's resistance. The Hittites, Perizzites, and so on. These are unclean spirit nations that are in our way to receive the blessings that Yahuah has for us. If we do not overthrow these nations we are in rebellion to Torah. For it says "do not bow down to their mighty ones, nor serve them, nor do according to their works, but without fail, overthrow them, and without fail break down their pillars." It also says: "let them not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me when you serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a snare to you." Likewise in Bemidbar 33:51-56, speaking of when they passed over the Yarden into the land of Kena'an, this is another commandment to drive out the inhabitants of the land, there is also a warning, if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, the ones that remain will be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land in which you dwell.

    Bemidbar 33:51-56: “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and say to them, ‘When you have passed over the Yarden into the land of Kena'an, 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and shall destroy all their engraved stones, and shall destroy all their molded images, and lay waste all their high places, 53 and you shall possess the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54 ‘And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your clans. To the larger you give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you give a smaller inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that is his. You inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 ‘And if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell. 56 ‘And it shall be that I do to you as I thought to do to them.’ ”

    2 Corinthians 12:7 And to keep me from exalting myself because of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to hit me, to keep me from exalting myself

    Remember the parable of the Sower and the Seed?? "And that which fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with worries, and riches, and pleasures of life and bring no fruit to perfection."

    MattithYahu 7:3-5 “And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye? 4 “Or how is it that you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove (1544) the splinter out of your eye,’ and see, a plank is in your own eye? 5 “Hypocrite! First remove (1544) the plank from your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to remove (1544) the splinter out of your brother’s eye.

    Strong's #1544: ejkbaivnw Ekballo (ek-bal'-lo); Verb

    1. to cast out, drive out, to send out
      • with notion of violence
        1. to drive out (cast out)
        2. to cast out
      • to lead one forth or away somewhere with a force which he cannot resist
    Mark 16:17 ...In My Name they shall cast out (1544) demons,

    So we can see for certain that the parables of the Sower and the Seed and the Splinter and the Plank are straight out of Torah. Yahusha was showing us the spiritual understanding of these verses. In Luke's account of the Splinter and the Plank, He continued on:

    Luke 6:43-45 “For a tov tree does not yield rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree yield tov fruit. 44 “For each tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 “The tov man brings forth what is tov out of the tov treasure of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of the wicked treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speaks.

    Here again we see a spiritual metaphor, the tov trees and the bad trees. This is not just referring to the humans alone, but the unclean spirits as well, they are referred to as thorns, which come from thorn trees, bramble bushes, etc. We are to be, as the Scriptures say, "trees of righteousness, a planting of Yahuah". Remember the mustard tree?

    Luke 10:17-19 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Master, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan falling out of the heaven as lightning. 19 “See, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and none at all shall hurt you.

    Tehillim 91:13: You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.

    Ephesians 6:10-20 For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the Master and in the mightiness of His strength. 11 Put on the complete armor of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies. 13 Because of this, take up the complete armor of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand, then, having girded your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Tov News of peace; 16 above all, having taken up the shield of belief with which you shall have power to quench all the burning arrows of the wicked one. 17 Take also the helmet of deliverance,and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of Elohim, 18 praying at all times, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the set-apart ones;

    2 Corinthians 2:11 lest Satan should take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts.

    2 Corinthians 10:3-6: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not fight according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons we fight with are not fleshly but mighty in Elohim for overthrowing strongholds, 5 overthrowing reasonings and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

    This verse here we must take very seriously in understanding the enemy's efforts to deceive and to kill us. we must realize that all the thoughts that pop into our head are not our own. The enemy does have the capability of broadcasting thoughts into our heads. If we believe that Sha'ul is bringing us, here in 2 Corinthians, the teaching of Yahusha, then we would have to agree that if we are not taking our thoughts captive to the obedience of Messiah, then we are in rebellion to His words. This is all Torah, if you understand it in the spirit. These unclean nations are coming to destroy us. If we allow unclean thoughts to penetrate into our minds and they are not taken captive (literally taking unclean spirits captive) then they have gained entrance into our minds. If you believe that these are your "own" thoughts, then you have accepted them as yourself. Which means you have opened the door to let them to come in and dwell.

    Philippians 4:7-8 And the peace of Elohim, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Messiah Yahusha. 8 For the rest, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is righteous, whatever is clean, whatever is lovely, whatever is of tov report, if there is any uprightness and if there is any praise –think on these.

    Yahusha said to be "as wise as serpents, yet as gentle as doves". Sha'ul said "for we are not ignorant of his thoughts", and why wasn't Sha'ul ignorant of his thoughts? Because he was being bombarded with the broadcastings just like we are. The authority in Yahusha is an amazing thing if we choose to use it. We can lay snares and traps for the enemy, for instance, concerning the thoughts that are broadcasted to us by the enemy; if we speak in an 'auto-don't-receive/auto-take-into-captivity' which simply means that the enemy's broadcastings that come to us, to try to enter our minds, can be taken into captivity (grabbed) before they even enter into our minds for us to hear them in the thought. Or the fact that the thought, which Yahuah would allow to come into your mind, would be automatically taken captive because you have spoken in an operation that is continuous. In effect, the unclean spirit that broadcasted these thoughts to you would be immediately taken into custody to be processed according to Yahuah's will, which could mean various things such as, being sent to the bottomless pit, sent to Tartoros, sent to a refugee city, etc... where they would no longer be able to bother humans again, according to Yahuah's will. From experience, this will not eliminate all of the enemy's broadcast into our heads. Because Yahuah wants us to be aware of what the enemy is doing. We should be programmed in a tov way, to analyze all the thoughts going through our own minds.
    Lets look at idols:

    1 Corinthians 10:19-21 What then do I say? That an idol is of any value? Or that which is offered to idols is of any value? 20 No, but what the gentiles offer they offer to demons and not to Elohim, and I do not want you to become sharers with demons. 21 You are not able to drink the cup of the Master and the cup of demons, you are not able to partake of the table of the Master and of the table of demons.

    A few years back we were prompted to take a trip to Washington, D.C., and kind of like Sha'ul we went about the city looking at their idols. Statues of this and statues of that. We came across one statue that was four sided and on each side hung a "g*d" with their bare feet hanging roughly around waist height. We noticed that the feet and toe area was very very shiny, due to the fact that people would rub the feet of these "g*ds". By revelation, Yahuah revealed that when people would rub these feet with their hands, they were washing the feet of these images. Now we believe exactly what Sha'ul said here, the idol is nothing, so this bronze statue that we were standing in front of was nothing but bronze fashioned in an image. Some people read this passage and say that an idol is nothing and leave it at that. But, what Sha'ul said here is what the gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons. So when the people would come along and rub the feet of these idols, it was an act of washing the feet, similar to what we are supposed to do with our brothers and sisters in showing humility. Therefore, those rubbing the feet enter in to an unspoken agreement to receive the types of spirits that this idol/statue was distributing. In Torah we are commanded to break down and destroy idols. Did Yahuah want us to take a sledgehammer and start beating this thing? Which would be a crime which we would have been thrown in jail for? Or did Yahuah reveal to us exactly what Sha'ul was speaking about, the idol is nothing, but the demons that were flowing through this idol into the people is the agreement that was formed between the demonics and the people who touched it. Well, we could not idlely stand by and allow this to happen any longer. So in the Name of Yahusha, and in His authority we broke down that pillar, that idol, in the spirit. In other words, we took into captivity and cast out of this image all the unclean spirits that were there to flow into the unsuspecting humans that were walking by and being broadcasted to, "rub it's feet", "touch the feet". We broke all the curses that were formed by the unclean spirits in the humans that touched them, we took into captivity all the unclean spirits that had ever went out through their unspoken agreement, and we forbid any unclean demonic activity to use this idol any more as a conduit, all in the Name and authority of Yahusha.

    Let's take another look at the meaning of 'take up'.

    Strong's #142: ai[rw Airo (ah'-ee-ro); Verb,
    1. to raise up, elevate, lift up
      • to raise from the ground, take up: stones
      • to raise upwards, elevate, lift up: the hand
      • to draw up: a fish
    2. to take upon one's self and carry what has been raised up, to bear
    3. to bear away what has been raised, carry off
      • to move from its place
      • to take off or away what is attached to anything
      • to remove
      • to carry off, carry away with one
      • to appropriate what is taken
      • to take away from another what is his or what is committed to him, to take by force
      • to take and apply to any use
      • to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence
      • cause to cease

    We can see here that these two examples that we have given, falls right in line with taking up snakes in the spiritual sense. Understanding that the snake is a representation of the serpent going clear back to the beginning in Bereshith.

    Revelation 12:9-17 And the great dragon was thrown out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in the heaven, “Now have come the deliverance and the power and the reign of our Elohim, and the authority of His Messiah, for the accuser of our brothers, who accused them before our Elohim day and night, has been thrown down. 11 “And they overcame him because of the Blood of the Lamb, and because of the Word of their witness, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 “Because of this rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has little time.” 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 And the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, to fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 And out of his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river after the woman, to cause her to be swept away by the river. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of Yahusha Messiah.

    Revelation 20:1-3: And I saw a messenger coming down from the heaven, having the key to the pit of the deep and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he seized the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and he threw him into the pit of the deep, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should lead the nations no more astray until the thousand years were ended. And after that he has to be released for a little while.

    YeshaYahu 14:15-17: But you are brought down to the grave, to the sides of the Pit. 16 Those who see you stare at you, and ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook reigns, 17 who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who would not open the house of his prisoners.

    Do You Take Up Snakes?

    Mark 16:18:  and if they drink any deadly drink it shall by no means hurt them,

    and if (2579)

    Strong's #2579: ka[n Kan (kan);

        and if
        also or even if
        of only, at least
        even if

    they drink (4095)

    Strong's #4095: pivnw Pino (pee'-no); verb

        to drink
        figuratively, to receive into the soul what serves to refresh strengthen, nourish it unto life eternal

    any (5100)

    Strong's #5100: tiß Tis (tis)

        a certain, a certain one
        some, some time, a while

    deadly (2286)

    Strong's #2286: qanavsimoß Thanasimos (than-as'-ee-mos)


    The ISR translation renders the next word as "DRINK" whereas the KJV translation renders the next word as "THING". Upon examination the Strong's number is #5100, see above. Based upon the usage of Pino (4095) one could assert that the THING (5100) is, in fact, a drink.

    drink (thing) (5100)

    Strong's #5100: tiß Tis (tis)

        a certain, a certain one
        some, some time, a while

    it shall by no means (3364)

    Strong's #3364: ouj Ou (oo)

        never, certainly not, not at all, by no means

    hurt (984)

    Strong's #984: blavptw Blapto (blap'-to); verb

        to hurt, harm, injure

    them (846)

    Strong's #846: aujtovß Autos (ow-tos');

        himself, herself, themselves, itself
        he, she, it
        the same

    Shemoth 17:1-7 And all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the command of Yahuah, and camped in Rephidim. And there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people strove with Mosheh, and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Mosheh said to them, “Why do you strive with me? Why do you try Yahuah?” 3 And the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Mosheh, and said, “Why did you bring us out of Mitsrayim, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” 4 Then Mosheh cried out to Yahuah, saying, “What am I to do with this people? Yet a little and they shall stone me!” 5 And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “Pass over before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Yisra’el. And take in your hand your rod with which you smote the river, and go. 6 “See, I am standing before you there on the rock in Horeb. And you shall smite the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people shall drink.” And Mosheh did so before the eyes of the elders of Yisra’el.

    Bemidbar 20:7-8 7 And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, 8 “Take the rod and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aharon. And you shall speak to the rock before their eyes, and it shall give its water. And you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their livestock.”

    1 Corinthians 10:4 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed, and the Rock was Messiah.

    Yahuchanon 4:6-156 And Ya'aqob’s fountain was there. So Yahusha, being wearied from the journey, was sitting thus at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman of Shomeron came to draw water. Yahusha said to her, “Give Me to drink.” 8 For His taught ones had gone off into the city to buy food. 9 The woman of Shomeron therefore said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Yehudite, ask a drink from me, a woman of Shomeron?” For Yehudim do not associate with Shomeronites. 10 Yahusha answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of Elohim, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me to drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to Him, “Master, You have no vessel, and the well is deep. From where, then, do You have living water? 12 “Are You greater than our father Ya'aqob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?” 13 Yahusha answered and said to her, “Everyone drinking of this water shall thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water I give him shall certainly never thirst. And the water that I give him shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” 15 The woman said to Him, “Master, give me this water, so that I do not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

    MattithYahu 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they shall be filled.

    Yahuchanon 6:35 And Yahusha said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall not get hungry at all, and he who believes in Me shall not get thirsty at all."

    Yahuchanon 7:37-38 37 And on the last day, the great day of the festival, Yahusha stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me, and let him who believes in Me drink. 38 “As the Scripture said, out of His innermost shall flow rivers of living water.”

    YeshaYahu 44:3 3 ‘For I pour water on the thirsty, and floods on the dry ground. I pour My Spirit on your seed, and My blessing on your offspring,

    YirmeYahu 2:13 13 “For My people have done two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew out for themselves cisterns, cracked cisterns, which do not hold water.

    YirmeYahu 17:13 13 O Yahuah, the expectation of Yisra’el, all who forsake You are put to shame. “Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahuah, the fountain of living waters.”

    ZekarYah 14:8 8 And in that day it shall be that living waters flow from Yerushalayim, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea, in summer as well as in winter.

    Tehillim 36:8,9 8 They are filled from the fatness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. 9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

    Mishle 14:27 The fear of Yahuah is a fountain of life, To turn away from the snares of death.

    Revelation 7:17 17 because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shall shepherd them and lead them to fountains of waters of life. And Elohim shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

    Revelation 21:6 6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End. To the one who thirsts I shall give of the fountain of the water of life without payment.

    Revelation 22:1, 17 And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of Elohim and of the Lamb. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And he who hears, let him say, “Come!” And he who thirsts, come! And he who desires it, take the water of lifewithout paying!

    Yehezqel 34:16-24 16 “I shall seek out the lost and bring back the strayed. And I shall bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick, but the fat and the strong I shall destroy. I shall feed them with right-ruling.” 17 ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus said the Master Yahuah, “See, I am judging between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. 18 “Is it not enough for you to have eaten up the tov pasture, and the rest of your pasture you trample with your feet. Or that you should drink of the clear waters, and the rest you muddy with your feet? 19 “And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have muddied with your feet.” 20 ‘Therefore thus said the Master Yahuah to them, “See, I Myself shall judge between fat and lean sheep. 21 “Because you have pushed with flank and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad, 22 therefore I shall save My flock, and let them no longer be a prey. And I shall judge between sheep and sheep. 23 “And I shall raise up over them one shepherd, My servant Dawid, and he shall feed them. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 “And I, Yahuah, shall be their Elohim, and My servant Dawid a prince in their midst. I, Yahuah, have spoken.

    Bemidbar 5:11-31 11 And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, 12 “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and say to them, ‘When any man’s wife turns aside and has committed a trespass against him, 13 and a man has intercourse with her, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is concealed that she has defiled herself, and there was no witness against her, nor was she caught, 14 and a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife who has defiled herself, or a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife although she has not defiled herself, 15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest. And he shall bring the offering for her, one-tenth of an Ãphah of barley flour. He is not to pour oil on it or put frankincense on it, because it is a grain offering of jealousy, an offering for remembering, for bringing crookedness to remembrance. 16 ‘And the priest shall bring her near, and shall make her stand before Yahuah. 17 ‘And the priest shall take set-apart water in an earthen vessel, and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the Dwelling Place and put it into the water. 18 ‘And the priest shall make the woman stand before Yahuah, and shall uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering for remembering in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, while the priest holds in his hand the bitter water that brings a curse. 19 ‘And the priest shall make her swear, and say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you have not turned aside to uncleanness under your husband’s authority, be free from this bitter water that brings a curse. 20 “But if you have turned aside under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you” – 21 then the priest shall make the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman – “Yahuah make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Yahuah makes your thigh waste away and your belly swell, 22 and this water that causes the curse shall go into your inward parts, and make your belly swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen, amen.” 23 ‘And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall wipe them off into the bitter water 24 and shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her to become bitter. 25 ‘And the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before Yahuah, and bring it to the altar. 26‘And the priest shall take a hand filled with the offering, as its remembrance offering, and burn it on the altar, and afterward make the woman drink the water. 27 ‘And when he has made her drink the water, then it shall be, if she has defiled herself and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that brings the curse shall enter her and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall waste away, and the woman shall become a curse among her people. 28 ‘But if the woman has not defiled herself, and is clean, then she shall be clear and shall conceive children. 29 ‘This is the Torah of jealousy, when a wife turns aside under her husband’s authority and defiles herself, 30 or when a spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he becomes jealous of his wife. Then he shall make the woman stand before Yahuah, and the priest shall do to her all this Torah. 31 ‘And the man shall be clear from crookedness, but the woman bear her crookedness.’ ”

    Shemoth 15:23-26 23 And they came to Marah (4785), and they were unable to drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. So the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people grumbled against Mosheh, saying, “What are we to drink?” 25 Then he cried out to Yahuah, and Yahuah showed him a tree. And when he threw it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a law and a rightruling for them, and there He tried them. 26 And He said, “If you diligently obey the voice of Yahuah your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His commands and shall guard all His laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites, for I am Yahuah who heals you.” (Yahuah Rapha)

    Strong's #4785: hrm Marah (maw-raw');

        Marah = "bitter"
        the spring with bitter water which was 3 days travel from the crossing place of the Red Sea in the peninsula of Sinai

    2 Melakim 2:19-22 19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, “Look, the site of this city is tov, as my master sees, but the waters are spoilt, and the soil barren.” 20 And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” And they brought it to him. 21 And he went out to the source of the water, and threw salt in there, and said,“Thus said Yahuah, ‘I have healed this water – no longer shall death or barrenness come from it.’ ” 22 And the waters were healed, to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.

    MattithYahu 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt becomes tasteless, how shall it be seasoned? For it is no longer of any use but to be thrown out and to be trodden down by men.

    Mark 9:49-50 49 “For everyone shall be seasoned with fire, and every offering shall be seasoned with salt. 50 “Salt is tov, but if the salt becomes tasteless, how shall you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace among one another.”

    Luke 14:34-35 34 “The salt is tov, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned? 35 “It is not fit for land, nor for manure, they throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

    Ya'aqob 3:12 12 My brothers, is a fig tree able to bear olives, or a grapevine figs? So neither is a fountain able to make salt and sweet water.

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