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The MEZUZAH- (doorpost)

Blessing

What is this small box and what’s it used for? This little box is called a (Meh-zoo-zah-Mezuzah) and it has been around for at least 3,000 years. In the days of the past the Jewish people use to put what was inside of this box in a carved compartment or hole in a sidewall by the doorpost. This was specially made to hold a tiny scroll (kah-laf) with the scriptures of  (Deut 6: 4-9. 11:13-21) These scriptures are an affirmation of the Jewish peoples faith.  On one side of the scroll it has the name (Sha-die -Shadai) as do most mezuzah boxes of today. There is also an acronym to each of the letters of the words Shadai (One of the Hebrew names of G-d almighty) each letter individually spells a word and when put together they say this, (Shomer dalat-ot Yisrael) The guardian of the doors (of the people of) Israel is "SHADAI" G-d almighty!  The Mezuzah also is hung on the right side of the doorpost of most Jewish homes, offices and places of business. The reason it is hung there is in accordance with the Torah scriptures of Deuteronomy, which speak to the Jewish people to write the words of Elohim’s (G-d's) commandments upon the doorposts of their homes. This was done so the Jewish people would remember to always Love the Lord their G-d and to never forget to obey his words. The Mezuzah hangs in a slant position. One end points upward and the other points downward. The reason this is done is that symbolically it is to be believed that the abiding presence of Elohim (G-d) rests and watches over the Jewish home which is the way the mezuzah points inward over the home. The pointing position of the mezuzah that faces down is to represent that as the person leaves the home that same resting presence watches and guards over them every place they may be or go. Confirming his promise that he (Shadai-G-d almighty) shall neither leave nor forsake his Jewish people. Should a gentile Christian want to do this? It is not required but there is no biblical law or reason saying they cannot have one or dedicate their homes with one of these godly reminders. If a Christian chooses to have or own a mezuzah it is a blessing for him or her. No matter what the case or choice the G-d of Israel is always with those who keep his commandments. And that’s what the mezuzah does; it reminds us of Elohim (G-d) and his commandments.