Behold, children are a heritage (gift) from Yah, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children. Psalm 113:9
When I was a little girl everyone called me Shon. Everyone except one, grandpa. Do you know what he called me? Shonti! I kept correcting him, saying no grandpa my name is Shonta (Shon-tay) or Shon. He refused to call me Shon, only Shonti would do. I just thought it was his Gullah way of talking and I grew tired of trying to correct him. So I just answered when he called me. My dad and niece sometimes call me Shonti too. Although, he says he didn’t remember grandpa calling me that. lol, even as an adult I’m still called Shonti so I may as well embrace it. This is why I chose Ashanti as my Hebrew name. It just feels right.
Joshua 15;42, Ashan was a city of Judah (Yahuda). “Ashan” means Smoke City and “ti” means the people of. Ashanti means the people of smoke city; Ashan, Judah.
- reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence
- confident expectation of something; hope
- a person on whom or thing on which one relies: Yah is my trust
- the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted
- the obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed: a position of trust
- charge, custody, or care: to leave valuables in someone’s trust
- something committed or entrusted to one’s care for use or safekeeping, duty, responsibility, charge
- to rely upon or place confidence in someone or something: to trust in another’s honesty
- to have confidence; hope: things work out if one only trusts
- in trust in the postion of being left in the care or guardianship of another
(After Samuel was born) Hannah Prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in Yah, My horn is exalted in Yah. I smile at my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation. No one is set apart like Yah. For there is none besides You. Nor is there any rock like our Master. Talk no more so very proudly, let no arrangance come from your mouth. For Yah is the Master of knowledge and by Him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty men are broken and those who stumbled are girded with strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread and the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has born seven and she who has many children has become feeble. Yah kills and makes alive, he brings down to the grave and brings up. Yah makes poor and makes rich. He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yah’s and He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail. The adversaries of Yah shall be broken in pieces from heaven He will thunder against them. Yah will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king (Yahoshua?) and exalt the horn of His annoited.”
Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah. But the child ministered to (served) Yah before Eli the priest. 1 Samuel 2:1-11 Praise Yah
But Samuel ministered before Yah, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod. Moreover his mother use to make him a little robe and bring it to him year by year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say “Yah give you descendants from this woman for the loan that was given to Yah.” Then they would go to their own home. And Yah visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before Yah. 1Samuel 2:18-21 HalleluYah!
Not everyone who says to me, “Master, Master, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, “Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?” “And then I wll declare to them, I never knew you depart from Me you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:21-23
We have to have faith, works (James 2:14-26) and keep the laws of Torah (like not eating pork for example) as Yahoshua did. Praise Yah
Yahoshua said, The first of all the commandments is: Hear O Israel, Yah our Master, the Master is one. And you shall love Yah your Master with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:29-31.