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Bible Study PS 23


Dec 4, 2010
Psalm 23 (Hallelujah Scriptures Version)

A Psalm of David.

23 YHWH is my shepherd; I do not lack.


He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.


He turns back my being.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

for his name's sake.YHWH s my shepherd; I do not lack.


When I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.


You spread before me a table

in the face of my enemies;

you have anoined my head with oil;

my cup runs over.


Only goodness and kindness follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of YHWH

to the length of days.

Some might need to forgive me but I like the HSV of the Bible and it has reminde me of a young soldier I once knew that wanted both to be respected as much as he respected others and always tried to properly enunciate the names of others as pronounced in their native tonYHWH s my shepherd; I do not lack.gues. i.e. YHWH had and has no vowels. Clues for those that care: all Hs in Paleo Hebrew have a very hard K Sound with an exasperating cuuuh on the end like unto Bach when a German says it. And that lone W between the Hs. Just as Volkswagon is properly enunciated with two v sounds, so is the W in our Elohim’s Proper Name.

Verse one has been my life verse in the KJV. Now that I have grown close enough to Ruah, the Holy Spirit, that I try never to forget to seek His guidence before I leap into bottomless pits and I do remember to repent and to ask forgiveness when I ignore (quench) Ruah and His guidence.

Without a YHWH taught Theological Position, this first verse can be a real head spinner. “YHWH is my shepherd; I do not lack.” For some, living underneath Mount Fiero in Guatemala with it errupting to some extemt, every month might have a bit of a rough time seeing YHWH’s blessings and yet my good friend Jeff Mills, with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

Jeff and Christianna are at peace with themselves through Yashuah ha’Mashiah and though finding the odors of Fiero repulsive, they are happy and feel safe under a volcano in the home Nation of monsters such as MS13. And because I suffer the adventures of my youth and hurt, some days, so bad I do not want to move, some believe I am not blessed. But people, really, should do a study of the oldest book of the Bible. Like Job, if I can accept the good things of our Elohim, God), should I not be willing to accept the good lessons learned through the Troubles my Elohim permits for education and tempering?


Light in darkness
Staff member
Apr 22, 2011
Many say there is no God because they, including myself at one time, have prayed for healing but never receive it. Why do some get healed and others suffer so much is the main question. Below is that which God answered me with as why we might not receive healing.

1. Perseverance through trials that we remain in Gods will
2. To humble ourselves before Him
3. To discipline us to remain faithful in all things
4. For a testimony and witness to help others that are dealing with health issues
5. Teach us to be thankful for what we do have and can still do
6. That flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of heaven as we will receive new glorified bodies when Christ returns.
Oct 23, 2010
i have probably been healed of AIDS. never given "standard treatment," never pursued it, either. so...0 antiretrovirals, all that. HIV+? probably...but w/ celibacy, no drug abuse, no health problems from it...does it matter? actually...yes, I'm finding it does, in the world. not at all God's "fault," just...faulty human misunderstanding, stigma, social stuff...blah.

and...the mental stuff. I think maybe if God's allowing the labels and such, there's something going on here...part of it is to instill real humility in me, also an understanding of my own limitations and a dependence on Him...

I dunno. I wasn't widely labeled with "Schizophrenia" until well after coming to believe upon Him. I'm tempted to think of it as all lies, spiritual warfare...

then the reality of the voices, the sense of being watched hits, sometimes even on a tranquilizer. today, driving past a farm, for a moment...i thought maybe the cows were looking at me strangely....

valid or not, I -was- The Ultimate Loser+Weakling....and now I'm saved and set free, officially labeled and such...its gone from "f@ggots dont matter" to "mental patients dont matter to people."

healed of AIDS, which...in my case, I think involved so much, because I was spared enough to keep going for years until He healed me, but not spared fully...as in, I got sick, sick, sick...and that's what drugs+sexual sins+general immorality -can- do to a human being...

not to mention the evil i saw from other human beings, many of whom were doing the same things that had destroyed me. "no honor amongst thieves," something like that.

but now I see goodness, in Him, in His work in my life+my family's life, and I see...I dunno, maybe the mental stuff is just an extreme case of human frailty...lean on Him, right? Right.