Yah said to Shemuyah, do not look at his appearance of at his physical stature because I have refused him. For Yah does not see as man sees for man looks at the outward appearance but Yah looks at the heart. 1 Shemuyah 16:7.
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it? I Yah search the heart. I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. Yeremiyah 17:9-10.
I use to have this family member who would call me out of my name on more than one occasion. I recently heard this psychologist on CNN saying that murderers usually dehumanize the victim right before killing them. That made sense to me because I read this book on the genocide in Rwanda that occurred back in the 90s. The Hutu use to call the Tutsi (who are Israelites) cockroaches. First they called them names then they began to murder them. Yahoshua said murder begins in the heart, Mattithyah 5. In verse 22 of Mattithyah 5, Yahoshua says the murderer will call his brother “raca”. The word raca is a word of contempt in Hebrew that means something like worthless or fool. It is a word used to dehumanize.
*A Gentle Reminder: Please remember here in this script Matthew 5:22, Yahoshua says that this is hating someone without cause. This person has not sinned against you, you sinned against this person.
The Israylites use to call the Gentiles unclean dogs because they worshiped the fallen (and we know that later Yah tells Kepha ‘and them’ to stop calling them unclean when Yah was ready for them to minister to the Gentiles) and had forgotten how to clean themselves. Yahoshua in Matthew chapter 15 was trying to prove a point to the apostles. He had just healed two Gentiles in Matthew chapter 8. Have you ever heard of a ‘bait’ question? Well instead, Yahoshua ‘baited’ her to go on here with asking because of His answers. It seemed like He was rejecting her with His replies. He was giving the apostles a real live example of prayer with ceasing. He told the apostles in Luke 18:1 to pray without giving up and this is what this woman was doing. Yah may not answer our prayer right away. You may have to pray 3 weeks for an answer like Daniyah. Yahoshua was always going to help this woman’s daughter or He would not have gone to Tyre in the first place.
Yahoshua said don’t throw your pearls before the swine and “swine” are the people who will not listen to the word of Yah, who may kill you if you keeping speaking to them about Yah. These are people who love sin. Yah calls the disobedient…stiff-necks.
I’m still trying to understand, so I may come back to this post.