VIDEO Psalm 27, “ADONAI Ori” The L-RD is My Light

Nov 4, 2011

This video is dedicated to Israel, a tiny nation struggling to survive; an island surrounded by enemies breathing out lies and threats of destruction. The Holy One of Israel swore by Himself. He keeps His Covenants even when we are unfaithful. Mashiach na! He is our Strong Defender. “Ad mai, ADONAI??”

PSALM 17, “ADONAI Ori (The L-RD is My Light)” Music Video.
This worship video features the new song by Christene Jackman, “ADONAI Ori (The L-RD is My Light)”, Psalm 27. The lyrics were written by King David are sung in Biblical Hebrew with the melody composed by Jackman. You can purchase this video or MP3 download through

Before you watch, let me first tell you a story regarding the song in this video. Songwriter/Singer Christene Jackman shared that recently her mom handed her an old, worn little bible. It turned out to be the gift her father had given her mother the day of Christene’s birth. Opening the tattered front page, she discovered scripture references scribbled by the hand of her late father outlining the Way of Salvation, as well as one specific psalm. That psalm listed was: Psalm 27, one that had always been among her favorites throughout her life. Jackman has now recorded this moving musical interpretation of Psalm 27 in keeping with the Psalm that was spoken over her life at birth by her father and her Heavenly Abba. “Coincidence” is not a kosher word 🙂

Looking for a way to go deeper during your worship time? Have you ever considered worshiping the L-rd using the Psalms of Scripture? Enter a powerful level of worship singing and praying the actual Word of G-d in the original language: Biblical Hebrew.

The fact that Hebrew as a language has been revived in these Last Days is a miracle in itself. Yes, G-d understands and accepts praise in English, but that doesn’t negate the fact that Hebrew is special. The original ancient scriptures were written almost exclusively in Hebrew.

Don’t know Hebrew? No problem, “ADONAI Ori (The L-RD is My Light)”, Psalm 27, has subtitles in Hebrew (for those who are learning Hebrew), transliterated Hebrew and English.

Psalm 27 holds comfort and courage in the face of troubling times. The first portions of “ADONAI Ori”, Psalm 27, are soothing, drawing the listener in. The final portion of the psalm breaks into statements of strong faith, with the feel of the song transitioning into a Latin-Middle Eastern fusion sound that will make you want to get up and dance like King David, proclaiming the Name and Mighty Acts of the L-RD, the Holy One of Israel.

LEARN TO SING OR PRAY THIS SONG IN HEBREW: Free PDF download of the chord chart / lyrics with Hebrew, Transliterated Hebrew and English:

The Serpent’s Bites

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Earlier this year, Molly DeLuca, 7, of Tampa, was playing outside her family’s home with their German Shepherd, Haus. Suddenly the dog reared up in alarm, ready to attack. A rattlesnake had slithered into the backyard, and Haus stood between the snake and Molly. The dog protected the child but was bitten three times and nearly died from the venom. As the story hit the airwaves, money poured in for Haus’ treatment. He’s expected to survive, though at this writing he’s still in considerable pain.

Life in this fallen world has painful moments for every living creature. But pain can be redemptive. It can help others. It can show others the love and grace of God. It can develop perseverance within us as we battle the old serpent, the devil, the source of suffering.

The problem of pain in life is alleviated when we don’t allow it to frustrate us or separate us from God’s love. Our Lord knows every wound, every attack, every tear; and His love is the antidote for the toxins of suffering. Don’t let your pain drive you from the Lord. Let it be redemptive.

We must learn to pray far more for spiritual victory than for protection from battle wounds. Amy Carmichael

Your Perspective in Prayer

Psalms 95:6-8

Why is it that two believers can pray about an issue and come away with completely different responses and attitudes? This has to do with their perspective.

We each come to God with our own life experiences and expectations. If we want to hear His voice clearly, we must first address those things that affect how well we listen.

Our relationship with God. The Father speaks differently to the unsaved than He does to Christians. And while neither God nor the fundamentals of faith ever change, He does tailor His message to individual believers on the basis of their spiritual maturity and unique situations. So two people may hear dissimilar things because they are at different points on the journey.

Our understanding of who God is. How we view the Lord changes the way we hear Him. For example, if you see God as a loving Father, you will hear His encouraging voice and accept His loving discipline. But if you see Him as harsh and demanding, then you may feel as though you can never live up to His expectations.

Our attitude toward God. If we come to the Lord with a proud nature, we will naturally not be inclined to hear His voice. However, if we come with a submissive nature, we will hear—and joyfully receive—His Word.

God is still speaking in the world today. Stop and think about what there is in your own life that could get in the way of His message. What affects your ability or willingness to listen? Lay it out before the Lord today, and ask Him to break through the barriers.

God’s Remnant

“It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.” (2 Kings 19:4)

These words were part of King Hezekiah’s plea to Isaiah for help in prayer against Rabshakeh and the Assyrian army besieging Jerusalem. It marks the second time in which this particular word is used for “the remnant,” the first being in Genesis 45:7, when Joseph assured his brothers that God had sent him into Egypt to preserve for Israel “a posterity” in the earth. However, this word (Hebrew sherith) is prominent later in the writings of the prophets, who frequently refer to the faithful Israelite “remnant” during times of apostasy.

The same doctrine appears in the New Testament. Speaking of the children of Israel during the time of their dispersion among the nations because of their rejection of Christ, Paul says: “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:5). There are many Jews even today who have received Jesus as their Messiah and personal Savior, even though Israel as a nation still rejects Him.

This biblical doctrine of the remnant applies especially to faithful Israelites who witness to God’s truth even in times of national apostasy. Nevertheless, the principle seems also to apply to so-called Christian nations as well—such as the nations of Europe and America. Although nominally “Christian,” each of these nations, like the church at Sardis, “hast a name that thou livest, and art dead” (Revelation 3:1), as far as true biblical Christianity is concerned. Nevertheless, in each, there is still a remnant of real, believing Christians, and these have the great responsibility to maintain a true witness for Christ in just such a time as this. HMM

Meet God First

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. —Mark 6:31

The whole Bible and all past history unite to teach that battles are always won before the armies take the field. The critical moment for any army is not the day it engages the foe in actual combat; it is the day before or the month before or the year before….

It did not take Moses long to lead the children of Israel out through the Red Sea to deliverance and freedom; but his fittedness to lead them out was the result of years of hard discipline. It took David only a few minutes to dispose of Goliath; but he had beaten the giant long before in the person of the lion and the bear…. Christ stood silent in the presence of Pilate and for our sake went calmly out to die. He could endure the anguish of the cross because He had suffered the pains of Gethsemane the night before; there was a direct relationship between the two experiences. One served as a preparation for the other….

Preparation is vital…. We can seek God today and get prepared to meet temptation tomorrow; but if we meet the enemy without first having met God, the outcome is not conjectural; the issue is already decided. We can only lose.

Lord, I am going to meet the enemy not only tomorrow, but even today. Prepare my heart as I come apart to meet with You first, before I go to meet the day. Amen.

The World Really Is Scared

Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)

A fear-stricken church cannot help a scared world; and it needs to be said that surely a fearridden Christian has never examined his or her defense!

No one can blame humans for being afraid. Beyond the continuing times of crisis and terror and violence, God has also warned that the world is in a baptism of fire, sooner or later. God has declared this by the voice of all of the holy prophets since time began—there is no escaping it! Bible-reading Christians should be the last persons on earth to give way to hysteria. We have been given a prophetic preview of all those things that are to come to pass upon the earth. Can anything take us unaware?

We who are in God’s secret place of safety must begin to talk and act like it! We, above all who dwell on the earth, should be calm, hopeful, buoyant and cheerful. We will never convince the scared world that there is peace and assurance at the Cross if we continue to exhibit the same fears as those who make no profession of Christianity!

All covenant blessings

“The Lord is my light and my salvation.” Here is personal interest, “my light,” “my salvation;” the soul is assured of it, and therefore declares it boldly. Into the soul at the new birth divine light is poured as the precursor of salvation. Where there is not enough light to reveal our own darkness, and to make us long for the Lord Jesus, there is no evidence of salvation. After conversion our God is our joy, comfort, guide, teacher, and in every sense our light: he is light within, light around, light reflected from us, and light to be revealed to us. He, then, who by faith has laid hold upon God, has all covenant blessings in his possession.