Sabbath Angels

Shalom Aleichem, translates literally, “peace be upon you” and is both a traditional Jewish greeting and the title of a poem commonly sung at the beginning of the Friday night Shabbat meal, although it originated with Kabbalists*, it is traditionally sung,sometimes with four verses of five.

The story is that before the Sabbath meal, two angels, visit your house to see that your table is prepared. If it is the good angel pronounces peace and the bad one has to amen it. And it works in reverse as well. Although believers are not celebrating the Sabbath, Friday night to Saturday night, and going to church on Sunday, there are many traditions and roots to Judaism that are both just interesting and applicable, like sitting down to Sunday dinner. The blessing an peace, though that may not actually happen every week as we go out to dinner.

It is really not unlike a good and bad angel on each shoulder, one drawing you God the other to be wicked. That might appear cartoonish or fantastical to intelligent people, still the spiritual world exists. And we should be walking through it and overcoming it. Which one are we listening to?

As I said, I study Hebrew, but I don’t necessarily celebrate anything. The Jewish new Year is next month and before that is the forty days of Teshuvah, turning back to God. Not a bad idea, to start listening to Him. We should know the voice of the Lord, above all others. A blogger friend photographed a baby bird in Alaska, it could hear its father through all the noise of the other birds, should we be that way, and sometimes birds are represented as both good and bad in the Bible, so we should Him above all voices good or evil.

After all He prepares a table for us in the presences of our enemies and anoints us with the oil of the Spirit. There are teachings to avoid and Jesus helps us discern. Kabbalah, New Age, mysticism, and yet there can be a some truth in there, tainted by the enemy deception and lies.

There is true beauty in the fact that He fulfilled the law and the prophets and is bringing us to His banqueting table, and He, Himself, said He left us His peace. John 14:27. That’s even better than having an angel pronounces over you. Let Jesus speak His peace over you, in fact, ask Him to.

Remember how the disciples, were to speak peace over a house, and leave if they did not receive it. Our hearts are His home, let Him speak and receive it.

The full text of Shalom Aleichem is as follows:

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁרֵת‏‏ מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן

Peace be with you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High,

מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא

Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.

בּוֹאֲכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן

Come in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא

Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.

בָּרְכוּנִי לְשָׁלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם מַלְאָכֵי עֶלְיוֹן

Bless me with peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא

Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.

צֵאתְכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם מַלְאָכֵי עֶלְיוֹן

Go in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא

Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.

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4 thoughts on “Sabbath Angels”

  1. ברוך הוא שבא בשם האדון
    Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Psalms 118:26
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
    We have blessed you from the house of the LORD
    Hebrew translation-baruch haba beshem adonai

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      1. Shalom Rebecca…..I really don’t study Hebrew.. I think it’s the most beautiful language outside of Aramaic, but when I had a active Facebook account, several of my FB Spoke Hebrew, that were jewish and I just love-ah’ava אהבה the Hebrew language, the sound and pronunciation. For the longest time then I was trying my hardest to try and learn, i tried a app., google and all the way to speaking to my Jewish friends then I just happen to come across a Jewish website, (unsure as to how or if it was from a fb friend), that’s directly in Jerusalem that send out Hebrew words daily in my email account. So I did pick up a small amount there, more of translation than actual speaking it. But I’ll also add, a lot I copy and paste, but also there’s different ways of translations whether a male or female speaking plus, they read from left where as English read from the right. Plus I’m sure you are aware to that each letter in translation and actual Hebrew is numerically translated.. Jesus spoke Aramaic, which is also Beautiful and I have never traveled to Israel, but I’m a huge advocate and supporter of Israel in more ways than 1. Anyhow as for your question, I hope answered your question Motek (מותק) – sweetness which I also learned that word “motek” from a Jewish friend also as well as..
        anyhow the website that I also get a daily Hebrew off of also speaks it on the website as well where you can listen to learn as well. If you’d like I can send you the link.? Let me know, they are very trust worthy, it’s free, and they do send daily. Shalom my friend.. God Bless

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