Instruction from Abba for Growing Our Faith in 2023 – Part 2 — Scriptures and Understanding

When the Lord gave me the Instructions for Growing in Faith in 2023, I felt I needed to hold it in prayer and meditation for a while.  When we pray over our concerns or pray and meditate on scripture, I have found that Holy Spirit brings added understanding from many different sources. 

On January 1, I opened YouTube.  There on the first page was a post from Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural site.  The new video was called, 2023: “This Will Shock the World!” [Prophetic Word].  It is a testimony and word by Bobby Conner.  He is a prophet I have listened to for about 40 years. 

In the video he spoke a scripture that caught my attention.  It was Psalm 84:11-12.

For the Lord God is a sun and SHIELD;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Holy Spirit highlighted the word Shield to me.  He wanted me to look up the meaning.  Before I did that, another scripture came to mind out of Psalm 91.  The last book I wrote was about Psalm 91 and I knew there was more information about Shield.

His TRUTH shall be your SHIELD and buckler. Psalm 91:4

Holy Spirit was pointing me to the fact that Truth is our shield.

So, I decided to look up Truth first.

TRUTH is Strong’s #571 and its primitive root is #539.  Truth means faithfulness, lovingkindness, peace, righteousness, and justice. To walk in truth is to conduct oneself according to God’s holy standards.

#539 is the primitive root and it looks like this: אָמַן    It is a verb meaning to be firm, to build up, to support, to nurture, or to establish. The primitive meaning is that of providing stability and confidence, and trustworthiness.

Here are the letters from right to left:

א  ‎Aleph 1= God – Echad – Unity, Unique (no other like it) Means: Ox head—Strength or Leader, Most Important, First – The Strength and Power of the leader

מ Mem 40= Trial, Testing, Tribulation.  Means Womb, Water from the womb, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life, Mighty, Massive Chaos, Humility, taking the low place, hidden relationship with God, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life.

ת Tav 400 = the Outcome of Trial and Testing.  Picture: A Rough Cross.  Means: Cross, Covenant, Seal, Mark, a Sign, Ownership, Finished or Complete.

Jesus said to His disciples, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (John 14:6)  So, Truth is not just a set of facts. Truth is a Person.  Now, let’s read the meaning with this in mind.

TRUTH: Truth is (Aleph) God – Jesus Himself, the Ultimate Leader. He brings us through every (Mem) Trial and Test because of His (Tav) love Covenant with us. Truth is revealed our (Mem) hidden relationship with Him. His (Tav) Covenant word is True and faithful. It does not change.

Then I looked up the word SHIELD.

SHIELD is Strong’s #6793 and it looks like this:  צִנָּה  It is a noun referring to a hook. It refers to a sharp instrument used to gouge and lead away prisoners, a shield, a large shield, a buckler. It refers to a large, probably rectangular shield used in battle.

The soldiers would often stand side by side and place their shields edge to edge forming a wall of defense:

When we look at the letters, we get a deeper understanding.

צ Tzade 90 = Humility. Picture-Fishhook.  Means: Righteousness, to pull toward, Desire, Trouble, Harvest

נ Nun  50 = Restoration, Holy Spirit, Jubilee. Means: Life or Action

ה Hey  5 = Grace.  Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (at the end of a word: comes from letter before)

His SHIELD of Truth is (Tzade) Righteousness, Holy Spirit Himself.  He brings (Hey) Revelation of Jesus that stands against every curse of the enemy. The Revelation He brings (Nun) Restores Life to us.

In other words, His shield of truth renews our mind, will and emotions with His word and stirs us to make Him and His word the focus. It takes our mind and emotions off of the threats and behavior of the enemy and raises us to life and puts our faith into action.

Brian Johnson of Bethel wrote this song that says it again.

(We are) No Longer Slaves

You unravel me with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance from my enemies
‘Til all my fears are gone

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

No Longer Slave–Brian Johnson,  Joel Case, Jonathan David Helser © 2014 Bethel Music Publishing

If fear is ruling, let’s do what Holy Spirit instructed.

I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the end. The Aleph and the Tav. The God of covenant. I am shaking all that can be shaken to reveal My covenant. The weapons of your warfare are mighty because they are Truth weapons. Truth cuts. Truth pierces. Truth removes doubt and fear and disease.

Holy Spirit Truth will lead you in this hour of shaking. He holds your future in His hands. Listen to Him. Sit with Him for counsel. Walk with Him in obedience. There is no fear in love and He loves you beyond your words to describe. His Truth is your sure path through this valley of the shadow of death. You will fear No evil, for I AM is with you. I have all you need, Beloved, ALL. Call on Me, run to Me before you speak, I will answer.

Truth is God – Jesus Himself, the Ultimate Leader. He brings us through every Trial and Test because of His love and Covenant with us. Truth is revealed in our hidden relationship with Him. His Covenant word is True and faithful. It does not change.

His Shield of Truth is Truth and Righteousness, Holy Spirit Himself. He brings Revelation that stands against every curse of the enemy and Restores Life to us.

Here is the last scripture He gave me: John 16:13-14

 But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

14 He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

With all this said, we conclude by agreeing with Abba that the battle is already won. “All that is left is the clean-up.”

Have you ever had a thief break into your home and trash the entire house searching for valuables? That is basically what has been going on in our country. Thieves have been turning everything upside down to steal our freedom, our health, our finances, and our peace. They have blasphemed God and His word and tried to convince us that God has no power over them. They are about to be shaken to the core.

But, just as it takes time to clean up the mess after the thieves are caught, it is going to take some time to right all the wrongs that have been committed. There have been many caught and we will see justice rendered soon to the shock and awe of all of us.

But in the meantime, let’s spend time with the Lord, get into His word, listen, and do what He says. If we are true disciples of Christ, we will be about our Father’s business this year and the end will be glorious.

Shalom ♥

6 thoughts on “Instruction from Abba for Growing Our Faith in 2023 – Part 2 — Scriptures and Understanding

  1. Oh wow. What an amazing word. My special word for 2022 was ‘shield’. To walk in TRUTH has always been very important to me. And the number 40 was given to me in a dream in 2019. It is as if all of these elements are brought together like puzzle pieces to give me the bigger picture. Thank you for sharing this. By the way, my word for 2023 is ‘metamorphosis’.

    • Thanks for your enthusiastic comment. 🙂 I can see how you strongly connected with this word. The word Truth is being proclaimed everywhere I turn. It is so time for us to hear Truth and walk in Truth. I love your metamorphosis word. I truly believe each of us who are willing to surrender completely to Him will see an amazing metamorphosis for His glory. Have a blessed 2023. You are on your way.

      • Thank you for your reply Mary Ellen.

        I would love to learn how to disect a word as you do as I know there is so many hidden keys to the truth. Please direct me we to start.

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  3. Good morning, Mary Ellen. I had a conversation with you some time ago – not sure if you remember. I expressed to you thrn how much I can relate to your writings and different details you share of your life. I told you at that time that I was a caregiver to my first husband for 13 years. We briefly touched on having that in common. How is your husband?

    Thanks so much for your faithfulness to share what Holy Spirit shares with you. Responding to Holy Spirit’s leading, He has directed me to pay closer attention to your writings and to look to you (through your writings) as a “mentor.” I am possibly even older than you, but this is what He spoke to my heart. Sometimes I am amazed at how similar we are (the many ways I have seen in your writings), but I see a focused discipline in your life that I lack. I really appreciate your sharing how you “process” what Holy Spirit shows you; I am taking note and learning.

    Would it be ok if I email you from time to time with questions that one might ask a mentor? For instance, I also love the Hebrew language and use Blue Letter Bible to go deeper during times of study and meditation. I have also done a bit of study with Chaim Bentorah (and I stress just a bit!). What type of resources do you use as you study/meditate? Have you studied the Hebrew language?

    I purchased a couple of your books this morning, and I look forward to reading more. God bless you in your pursuit of Him!

    Love in Christ, Vicki Welter

    Sent from my iPad


  4. I just looked up our last email. It was on May 22, 2022. Wow. So much has transpired in my life since that date. Just weeks after we corresponded a young man who was like a son to me died very suddenly, and it changed the course of direction of my life. I still want to write (and like you, I have personal journals that line my bookshelves), but my husband and I are interning with a ministry called You Are Worthy (, as prayer counselors for inner healing/deliverance. There hasn’t been a lot of time to concentrate on getting any writing out there.

    So it hasn’t been as long as I tonight since we communicated. Hopefully, you will remember. I’m glad that the Lord “realigned me” with your writings.


    Sent from my iPad


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