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Diamond Geezer (What's in a name?)

July 15, 2008

My Diamond Geezer So - What's in a name? Part 1 A few years ago, I had the privilege of working for a potato processing and packing business. One of the MD's always used to refer to me as his "diamond geezer".   One day, a matter arose which resulted in me having to attend his office, so I took the opportunity of why he insisted on calling me his "diamond geezer". It was just a simple mis-understanding of the pronunciation of my surname. He pronounced it as Jewel, when in fact it is Duell.   Both words do have something in common, they both end in "el" which in Hebrew translates as Elohim. Jew-el, obviously means precious to Elohim (God), and as everyone knows the Jewish people are most definitely precious to our Father in Heaven. Whatever the anti-semitists might think or say.   Duell, in the Torah, (Pentateuch, Books of the Law of Moses) there is reference to a Deuel, which again in Hebrew means, "known of Elohim". OK, I concede that the spelling is slightly different. However, what it constantly reminds me of is this. To "duel" is to combat between two people, or in this case two forces. The forces of Yahweh Elohim (Light) and the forces of the prince of darkness.   Brother, Sister, which force are you fighting for today?   May El Shadai, bless you and continue to bless you. Amen and Amen
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