Most of us are more familiar with the tribe of Judah than any of the other eleven.  The fourth son of Jacob and Leah, his name means “praise or to be praised” and is the tribe identified with praise, worship, and salvation.  In Genesis 49, we see that Judah is a tribe of authority and strength.  Judah’s worship and praise produced an atmosphere of victory over the enemy.  No wonder, then, that Judah is closely connected to the month of Nissan, for this is the month when the Lord delivered His people from bondage in Egypt.  Jesus, a member of the tribe of Judah, was crucified and resurrected during the month of Nissan.  Judah goes first in praise and releases worship that moves the heart of God.

We have spent several days clearing roots, vines, and weeds from a large portion of Judah in preparation for rose planting.  Roses have been grown in the Middle East for thousands of years and certainly belong in a biblical garden.  Additionally, roses are often associated with royalty, and Judah is certainly a royal tribe!  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be clearing new pathways and preparing planting beds in the Judah portion of our garden.  Judah goes first, so that is where we will begin with the first phase of garden design and planting.

Take a look at some of the garden warriors at work in Judah’s rose garden!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dottie Maryott on March 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    My kind of war! Wish I could be there to help. Just read today in a mailer of garden hints that old banana peels work really well for growing fabulous flowers, especially roses! Save peels ’til crisp & crumbly, cut into small pieces and bury a few inches in soil around rosebushes. Now I’m just intrigued enough to have to try it. positive the Judah Rose Garden will be a showplace of His Glory!
    Shalom, Dottie


  2. Posted by maria wennberg on March 24, 2011 at 3:23 am

    May every one of your hands be blessed. May you receive wonderful revelation, life pieces, as you dig in the dirt.
    You are clearing the land, not unlike our hearts nor our cities, of all intruders.
    Thank you for doing the work; so many of us would love to work alongside you.


  3. Posted by edward peacock on March 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Praise the Lord! The grounds look great. And hey, no snow. Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada we still have snow with temps around 0.

    Love the pics, videos and written posts. Wish I could be there.


  4. Posted by Virginia Mary Zajesky on March 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    My heart rejoices as I see the planting started. I can even smell the dirt. Yet, I know once I’d get down on my knees to plants, you’d need 2 strong men to get me back up again. I’m so glad you’re keeping us updated.


  5. Posted by rox on March 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Had an idea last week about gardening on my rural rented home land for children at my grandson’s summer day care program for elementary school age boys and girls. They spend most of their days at a local park, and by the end of the week they’re tired from too much sun and free time. It seems like a big plan and I’m discouraged about the red tape with the daycare system. How much time do you think I could offer them per week and be realistic? We will be having G.O.Z. Passover and Prosper web cast at our ministry here in Ellwood City , PA this year again. It was great last year. Roxanne


    • Hi Roxanne,
      I would just go to the administrator of the day care program and offer the outdoor space to them for their use. Then leave it with the Lord and let Him work out the details. You are right–there is a lot of red tape attached to day care systems, but it is there for the protection of the children. The day care facility might be able to partner with the local parks and recreation department to develop an outdoor learning space. Just depends on local regulations and insurance concerns. Either way, the Lord sees your heart for the children and is blessed by your desire to serve the little ones.

      Blessings to your group at Passover!



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