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By Gary "Joseph" Blais


Matthew 26:34 Yeshua (Jesus) said to Peter (Kepha) Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the Rooster crows, you will deny me three times.

Consider the deeper understanding of this scripture.

We should thank the EL (God) of Yeshua (Jesus) for creating the animal called the Rooster. Because Elyon (God Most High) gave the Rooster the insight to distinguish between day and night.

It does not take that much intelligence to tell the difference between day and night. Because this is a natural, physical distinction. So why should this come under the heading “Understanding”?
Some Jewish Commentators translate the word sekhvi שכןי as “Rooster,” and other sages interpret the word sekhvi שכוי as “heart” In the Jewish morning blessings they thank God for giving wisdom to this animal to be the world's first alarm clock.

The mind is the seat where wisdom and understanding sit. And the two are connected to the heart. Not the physical heart but the spiritual heart. It is known that the mouth speaks where the person’s heart is. Either the heart is with the light  (God's heavenly will) or with the darkness (the corrupt ways of the wold).

The Rooster does not actually wait until daybreak to crow. It senses the first rays of the sun that are soon to break the horizon. The rooster begins its mission while it is still dark. The rooster senses the imminent light from within the darkness. A unique trait to this animal.

Unlike Peter who did not sense the light while in the darkness. He stumbled. Therefore, rejecting Yeshua (Jesus) as that light that would soon be raised up. Peter should have trusted that Yeshua was the light of truth. (John 8:12) speaks of Yeshua as the light of truth.

One only needs to look at the rooster to derive inspiration that the darkness will eventually lead to light, and the rooster teaches us to focus our hearts on the light while it is still dark.

Job 12:7-10 Ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky and they will tell you, or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.

The rooster teaches us.

When a person applies the Sermon on the Mount to their life. And puts all their trust in the EL (God) of Yeshua (Jesus). And understands that nothing Yeshua spoke came from himself and that he was commanded to speak what he was told. And we worship and praise the EL of Yeshua then we will not stumble like Peter. So, we like the rooster will sense the imminent light from within the darkness. For even the animals know who EL ELYON (GOD MOST HIGH) is.

Shalom and Best Wishes (kol tov) I offer this writing to all of you in the name of the Messiah Yeshua.

Written by Yoseph (Joseph) 10-17-2023

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