by on December 19, 2020


(#351 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
Its origin is profound to say the least. Vernacular comes from the root word which means “a slave born in the master’s house, rather than abroad.” Keeping this root meaning in mind will then bring greater illumination and spiritual significance to the definition of vernacular. It describes the normal, common, or native language spoken in a province. It’s the vocabulary of the national or domestic language, as opposed to foreign words. In the world of architecture, vernacular refers to buildings that have domestic functions. Now let’s blend these high concepts together so we can extract the spiritual significance. Even if born a slave, it is completely natural to learn and adopt the language of the master or the culture; it is the functional choice. For what master would have his servant learn any language other than that which fosters perfect understanding of all that the master requires? Consider who your Master is, and then ask yourself: “What language am I speaking?”

You were born-again into the Yahweh’s house. Before that time you were separate from the Messiah, excluded from citizenship of Israyl and foreigners to the covenants of the promise. You were far removed until the shed blood of the Messiah made you a citizen. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens of Israyl and also members of Yahweh’s household (Ephesians 2:12-13, 19). You were once bound to a different master and spoke a different language. Your new Master uses Kingdom vocabulary and speaks the language of Heaven when He communicates with you. Your redemption requires that you learn this new language, the native tongue that the Master uses to rule His domain (province). When you become a citizen who speaks the native tongue, foreigners will struggle to understand you. You will appear to them to be very peculiar (Deuteronomy 14:2; 1 Peter 2:9).

Be not dismayed that you all-of-a-sudden seem strange to these aliens. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israyl. (Ezekiel 3:5) You are being sent to those who speak the same vernacular, slaves born again into the Master’s house who now speak the King’s language. Was this not precisely Yahweh’s instruction to Yahshua? But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israyl. (Matthew 15:24) The sheep being sought after have a name; it is Israyl! Whether born in the house and separated at birth, or a slave grafted in (read Romans 11), the language of Heaven is for those the Father calls Israyl!

The vernacular of the Kingdom of Heaven was never meant to be understood by the masses loved one; it was, however, meant to rule the masses. Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. (Isayah 32:1) Come out from among the nations; leave Babylon (differing tongues leading to inner confusion) behind (Revelation 18:1-4). Learn the language of Heaven. And if you are destined to rule, it is your work to perfect the vernacular. Perhaps then, “Thy Kingdom come” will be “Thy Kingdom has come!”

What language are you speaking?

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