Zachar To Remember

David Mitts

“And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. “When the rainbow is in the cloud, then I will look at it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”” (Gen 9:15-16)

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One of the earliest promises of God is to remember His covenant. You could ask, is it possible for the Eternal One, to forget anything? He says that when he looks at the rainbow, He remembers His promise to man and every creature that is on the earth. What is He telling us? Can he forget or is there more to this than what meets the eye?

One of most powerfully important words of scripture is the concept of memory, zachar, in Hebrew. Zachar is both the word for memory and the word for masculine or male. In this sense, the male is the one who is responsible for passing on the family name and the testimony of the family history of encounters with God. Today we see an attack on masculinity which is ultimately an attack on the testimony. The anti-God forces want us to forget the goodness of God because it is the power to overcome the evil one and his minions.

““And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Rev 12:11)

The testimony, eduth in Hebrew is the connection to eternal purpose. God meets us to promote and to protect our destiny. How many people have we met or might even be one who has had a miraculous provision that saved them from imminent death or destruction? We often conclude, “well God must have a reason for me still being here”. 

Men are designed with purpose as their main driving factor. If you ask a man what he does, his breadwinning, you are connecting to where his purpose lies, which generates the opportunity for the testimony. Zachar, memory is part of this process.

The Bible tells us that Yeshua is the same, yesterday, today and forever.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.” (Heb 13:8)

When I was in Israel back in 2005, the Lord spoke to me and told me that I should look for His Presence, His Shekinah, on the Sea of Galilee on our boat excursion. He told me, “Where I have been I always am”. His Presence is eternal. This is true in the testimony, the eduth. It links us to eternity. 

In that case part of God’s purpose in our lives was linked to Israel and the restoration of all things.

God’s word is seed. The seed of God’s word is the creative, identity affirming nature of God. He speaks and it is Him in testimony. Zachar, memory, or maleness is the container of our seed, our memory, our link to eternity.

Let’s break down the letters. Zayin, the first letter is the symbol of a sword or a harvesting sickle. When we realize that God’s word is a two-edged sword with divides spirit and soul, joints and marrow and reveals the intents of the heart, we can see the symbolism connected the zachar, the word for male or memory. God speaks and memory is formed. His word is His testimony.

The middle letter is chet, which we remember is a fence or a boundary to protect a treasure. The final letter is the reysh which means head or mind. 

The composite picture is a of a sword which protects the mind. Zachar is the male or the memory that protects the mind. The question is why does the mind need protecting by memory?

Forgetting is the foundation stone for deception. Rewriting history to induce a forgetting is a strategy of Satan to deceive us into repeating damaging history. The enemy of our souls wants us to forget and not learn from our own story, our living epistle, or letter.

“being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (2Co 3:3, NAS95)

Our own life story is a story of an encounter with Messiah. Along the way, we have learned important truths in our own experience, not just in principles.

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Winston Churchill

Rewriting history is a strategy to make us forget the lessons we should have learned from it. What is less obvious is that attacking masculinity is an attack on the seed and the testimony.

Now let’s look at the words of Yeshua with respect to the act of communion:

“When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup, which is poured out for you, is the new covenant in My blood.” (Luke 22:14-20)

The Passover is a feast of remembrance. It reminds Israel of God’s covenant and His defense of that covenant from the oppression of the world as expressed by the kingdom of Egypt through the enslavement of the people of the covenant. The bread and the wine are activations of seed, or remembrance. This is a connection between the remembrance of the Feast and the Remembrance of His sacrifice.

In both case the events are seed sent forth by the Father to accomplish His purpose.

One of the strategies of the kingdom of darkness is to induce amnesia of the goodness of God. Moses warned of this when he was preparing Israel to be successful in their destiny in the Land of Promise.

“"Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Deu 8:11-14, NAS95)

An ungrateful heart is a forgetting heart. We can become content in our riches and successes and forget the grace of God which brought us there.

“"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.' "But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. "It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. "Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.” (Deu 8:17-20, NAS95)

There, we see it again, the connection between remembering and the establishment of covenant promises. If we are induced to forget the goodness of our God, then we can be induced to stop listening and believing in His voice. This causes us to rely on other sources of promised salvation and power.

I see this clearly being played out today as we hear the alluring voice of science. We are being told that we can trust in science even when it is clear that it isn’t science at all but political doublespeak. More and more the idolatry of man created solutions is beckoning even the Church to surrender faith and confidence if our covenant with God and instead rely on injections and other man-centered solutions. 

There is a clash of kingdoms on the horizon. Transhumanism is the corruption of the image and likeness of God. God is being trivialized by super computers, space weapons, and injected chips. 

The real battle is trying to induce amnesia, to remove zachar, the memory that is living seed. Even the church has often chosen the voice of cultural norms over God. Pulpits are being filled with universalist voices. Sexual perversions are dominating the airwaves. The list goes on and on. In the midst of this God emphatically says, “zachar” remember!

Activation: Remember! Remember times of His Glory in your story. Gratitude is the gateway of power. Our heart is wired for gratitude and worship. Take some time and journal His “His-Story” in your life. Remember all the divine iterventions that have saved you for your destiny! 




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