Oases Deserted for Greener Mirages

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;
and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:
the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it,
the excellency of Carmel and Sharon,
they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:
behold, your God will come with vengeance,
even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing:
for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 35:1-6 [KJV]

Mahanaim: Dance of the Double Camp

 Will you look at Solomon’s Song, the 6th chapter and 13th verse, “Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon you. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies,” or Mahanaim, for that is literally how it stands in the Hebrew. In the Church of God, then, we see the company of Mahanaim—the saints are the angels of God on earth as the angels are His hosts above.

from: MAHANAIM or, Hosts of Angels, Sermon # 1544  June 20, 1880, By C. H. Spurgeon
www.spurgeongems.org

Some time in the 1980s, the world became divided into two camps.
Either you loved Yardena Arazi or you loved Ofra Haza.

from: Adi Keissar,The Ofra Haza Enigma 

Ofra Haza (עפרה חזה) (born as Bat-Sheva Ofrah Hazah in Hatikva, Tel Aviv

Who will give me Two loves as before
Thus I’ll gather strength in the sorrow of youth.

Who will give me / Two torches of glow
This I’ll light up as the youth of love.

The circle of time boils over
And a person whispers to another
Look, time has passed / Time has passed.
The circle of time boils over
And a person whispers to another
Look, time has passed Time has passed.

Who will give me / Two delightful maidens
Two maidens at the charity of sundown.

Who will give me… 
Sin smiles in the morning
Sin smiles in the bliss of love.

The circle of time boils over
And a person whispers to another
Look, time has passed / Time has passed.
The circle of time boils over
And a person whispers to another
Look, time has passed / Time has passed.

Who will give me…