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I heard the Lord saying,

“To Awaken, to Warn and to Prepare all who will hear, to bless the Church and to comfort Israel.”
August 2006

Jeremiah 1:11… Why the Name?

To  “Awaken” Those from their slumber, to warn all who will listen and to prepare
ourselves for what is coming and it will come in a very short time. “Our lives are about to be radically changed; everything is about to be shaken!”

The time is urgent, awake your house, warn your neighbors, “It is time to fill your lamps with oil!”

 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me saying, Jeremiah, what do you see?
And I said, I see a branch/Rod of a almond tree.” Jeremiah 1:11
Rod denotes Authority

Almond, Heb shaqed, “the Awakening one”
The Hebrew name of the almond is the “waker”.

Its flowers appear at the end of January or beginning of February and the almond tree is the first of the
fruit trees to awake from the winter sleep.

Additionally, the Almond tree comes as a sign of HOPE, a promise that Spring is quickly approaching, a Hope for the future.

There is another meaning of the Heb. root, which is to hasten.

In these two
verses V11, the almond tree is mentioned by its name Shaqed,

and in the second V12, the Lord says you have seen well,

“for I am watching My Word to perform it”

“watching being from the same root as almond.” 


Ironically, here we have 1:11,
Jeremiah is asked what he “sees”

However when we arrive in the New Testament, this 111 is used again,

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen

Hebrews 11:1

instead of 1:11 what do you see

We have graduated to

11:1 we walk by faith, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!

The numbers 111 and the Almond tree were chosen by God to symbolize two inter-connected concepts.

The first, when we see the numbers 111, we now understand,

we are not walking by what is seen but by Faith and 

“The Lord is watching over His Word to fulfill His promises!” OR His Word to Perform it”.

Steve Grable