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Beckah Shae, from interview with Bob Maxwell, @ I Praise Internet Church:

“Growing up, we started prayers off with, ‘Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha Olam’ – ‘Blessed are you, O Lord our God, creator of the universe’. It’s like the Lord’s Prayer starts, ‘Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.’ Jesus says, ‘Start all your prayers this way.’ In the Jewish culture, prayers start like that. If you go to Israel, you will hear that. This is so powerful. I believe that God is breaking forth some things. Our Messiah wasn’t American, he wasn’t European, he was Jewish. This is his language. We want to know him, we want to know more about him, but sometimes it’s like we make him fit into our box. I’m done with the whole box thing. I love my Saviour, I love my Messiah. His native tongue is Hebrew, and it’s the most beautiful language. It’s powerful. Radio stations are not going to play this, but I really don’t care. This is something people need to hear because they can awaken their ears to the native language of our own Messiah. I go to a congregation that does worship in English and in Hebrew. We always start with the Shema, which is honouring God: he is the one true God. So when I was writing that song, I was imagining I could go into the streets of Israel and sing this song. I don’t mention Yeshua, I don’t mention the name of Jesus one time, but he’s totally weaved throughout this song. I was really thinking, ‘How can this song reach someone with his Spirit?’ We’re not called to go preach to people, we’re called to go live it, and to shine that love and that light and that truth in a way that people can relate to it and find that love themselves. I’m in a different direction now. Everything I’m writing is in that vein where I’m thinking, ‘This is probably going to be the song most directed towards God, but most of it is going to be acknowledging the pain and the process, and really wanting to reach people.'”

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