Very Early Shabbat Morning

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Very Early Shabbat Morning

May 11, 2024


3:50 AM I was wide awake. That’s how it goes—at first.

Glad to see my kumkum (קוּמְקוּם). Every hotel room in the Land has one.

A super-fast-heating electric kettle. Very hot for tea or coffee.

Let’s let that be our first Hebrew word to learn.

(I just hit upon the idea to share a little of the language of the Land—and of the Book.)


The Hebrew word kum (קוּם) means “arise.”

Jesus used it to speak to Jairus’ daughter.

I’m glad they used His exact words.


Mark 5:41 ESV
Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”


The translators give you the meaning, kind of, but I like the literal translation better.


Talitha means “little lamb.” That could have been her name, or He could have addressed her with this term of endearment.


Jesus spoke Aramaic and Hebrew. In fact, they are so alike. They use the same Aleph Bet (alphabet).


Kum has a deep meaning. Whenever the LORD addressed someone in the Old Testament, almost every time, He would begin with “Kum.” It has the meaning that one had to arise spiritually to do the assignment the Lord was giving.


It is a command word. Kum is masculine, and a command word to a male.  Kumi is feminine.

Therefore, Talitha kumi.


Oh, back to the kettle. It is called a kumkum because the bubbles arise when it boils.



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  1. Beth Jelly on May 13, 2024 at 5:31 pm

    Greetings Dear Sister/Mama Brim,
    It is so good to hear from you. Blessings in the Land. You are covered in prayer with much Love.
    Beth Kelly

    • Susan on May 13, 2024 at 7:54 pm

      Didn’t know that cool

    • Joy Bjork on May 14, 2024 at 6:33 am

      to Billy, thanks for the word study, and I will call our water heater kum ku. from now on! I did not a place to comment to you….. Joy Bjork from Sweden by the way Sweden gave the highest peoples vote to Eden at the Eurovision competition last Saturday in Malmo, Sweden! she came in fifth, in spite of 3 days demonstrations outside the arena. Eden stayed cool and calm and her performance was excellent, standing out from most because of modesty in dress and movements, she was Regal!

      • Billye Brim on May 14, 2024 at 8:43 am

        Good for Sweden. That’s really big here in the Land.

        • Joy Theda Bjork on May 14, 2024 at 12:32 pm

          I thought you’d like to know, the Lord placed me in Sweden 28 years ago. I’ve been praying for all Scandinavian countries that they become sheep nations and not goats! He also gave me a Swedish husband so I am not alone anymore, after 14 years on my own after my first marriage of 14 years. He blessed me with a Christian man who also loves Israel… blessed! sending you a gift.

    • Diane Anthony on May 15, 2024 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing these precious gems with us ♥️

  2. Jane Wegner on May 13, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for the awesome blog. Looking forward to more. God bless

  3. Kymberly Renkoski on May 13, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for this lesson! It meant so much! Praying for you and sending ahava 💕

  4. Melody Thompson on May 13, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Shalom Sister Billye – Such a sweet blessing to hear from you and to receive the language lesson. Thank you for your blog/notes. They will be treasured! Keeping you in my prayers.
    Peace and Joy – Melody Thompson (Arizona)

    • Phyllis Swearinger on May 14, 2024 at 9:11 am

      Thank you for the lesson!!

  5. Sheila Watson on May 13, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for the lesson, Sister Billye.
    Praying you have the best trip ever! 🥰

  6. Marcia on May 13, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    Yes, thank you so much for that endearing message and to relate the Hebrew word to the words of Jesus. Very much appreciated.

    • Shirley Agrimson on May 14, 2024 at 6:11 am

      I can just visualize Jesus having tea with this little lamb 🌷🎵☕what a precious picture..You have helped me know this Jesus even more..Much love..Shirley ♥️♥️Shalom

  7. Constance Ross on May 13, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you for the word lesson. Kumkum arise.

  8. Francida Mitchell on May 13, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    It is a blessing to see and know how the Lord is leading, ,the information and teachings given. My Prayers are always with you all!

  9. Tammy Elkins on May 13, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing, I was praying for you all this morning. Wish I was with you. I pray you had a blessed Mother’s Day! -Shalom Shalom- Tammy Elkins

  10. Arleen otero on May 13, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing this word, at first when I read it and you mentioned every hotel has one, I wondered if it mentioned a bedlol kumkum kettle , I didn’t fully understand the meaning of it, to Arise now I know a new word🙂praying for you ❤️‍🔥🙏 with much love

  11. Kevin Singleton on May 13, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you I am reading the CJB this year and learning some of the language as I read I love that out Lord is called Adonia it is a real blessing as well as you are shalom!

  12. James Frisbey on May 13, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    I just loved this lesson on “Kum”

  13. Betsy on May 13, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    I love this beautiful writing. You brought the simplicity of the every day into the hands of Jesus, where nothing can stay the same. You have nourished us. Thank you.

  14. Sharon J. Palmer on May 13, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Very sweet and informative. Glad all is well, Miss Billye. Our love to Miss Shelli. 💝💕😇

  15. Melinda Koehler on May 13, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    I love you sharing this!! Thank you!

  16. Evelyn Hohn on May 13, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    So glad to read of your travels. So encouraging! I’m taking your Daniel and revelation classes and they are awesome!!! New revelation coming forth as we are in the last minutes of this age.
    Thank you so much! You are in our prayers daily and we thank God for His grace which is so obvious on your life.
    Many Blessings!

    • Anneli Kimling Björkman on May 13, 2024 at 10:47 pm

      Good morning, Sister Billye! THANK you for this lesson (blogg).! I really enjoy learning some Hebrew AND the application you gave. It spoke to me that Jesus addressed the girl “little lamb” which showed his endearment for her because when I “run to” Jesus in the mornings, I see myself as his “little lamb”. 😃 And I soak in his love.
      Looking forward to your next lesson!! ❤️

  17. Jenny Fields on May 13, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    Bless em Lord Bless em

  18. Dani Parmley Bostelman on May 13, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    So glad your trip over went well. That’s some of the best Israeli coffee. 😁 I have a few coffee producers over there that I enjoy.

  19. Christine rinard on May 13, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Kumkum. I love it!! We all learned something new. Tomorrow morning. I will say to myself. Kumkumchris. Start the coffee!! Thank you. Psalms 91.

  20. Jan Taylor on May 13, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    I love knowing that Jesus called the girl “Little Lamb”and that “cumi” means arise! Seeing the picture of the kumkum and how it works I will always remember that Jesus wants us to arise in obedience to His Word!
    Thank you for this lesson Ms.Billye! We are keeping y’all covered in prayer continually!
    Love y’all!

  21. Terry Marie Parrott on May 13, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    I always enjoy your “blogs”, Dr. Brim.
    Thank you for the “lesson”.

  22. Nerida Dixon on May 13, 2024 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you Billye for teaching us Hebrew. Looking forward to the next lesson.

  23. Linda Hagar on May 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    Dear Billye…
    It is great to hear from you and your Kum Kum 😊.
    Please know you are covered in Prayer from our end and Heavily Anointed from Heaven on this trip. The Love that you carry with you is so important to the Israelites at this time. They see Jesus in you..
    God Bless you as we remember “They will know we are Christians by our LOVE.’

  24. Nancee Morgan on May 13, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you!

  25. Nancee Morgan on May 13, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    Shalom, Shalom

  26. Lisa Fox on May 13, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    Love that so much!!!

  27. Kay Meyers on May 13, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    Thsnk you Sister Billye for ministering God’s word to us consistently along with your teachings of Hebrew language now and again. I admire you greatly and am grateful for you.

  28. Mori on May 13, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Billye, thank you for always sharing, keeping this beautiful Army on our toes. Praying you have plenty of strength and much peaceful Rest.

  29. Kathi on May 13, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you for the lesson I will always remember the Word picture you gave. Many Blessings in Christ

  30. Tim Hosman on May 13, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Miss Billye.
    It is good to hear from you on the Hebrew.
    Blessings on you!

  31. Cindy Knudsen on May 13, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    Hello Sister Billye, thank you for the lesson in Hebrew. Praying for you. Hallelujah Jesus is Lord❤️🙌

  32. Claudia Bucklin Smith on May 13, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    What a great lesson!! Adopting the name kumkum for my electric kettle! Praying Psalms 91 over your daily travels.

  33. Sarah King on May 13, 2024 at 10:48 pm

    Love this, Ms. Billye!
    Thank you for!!
    Be blessed!!

  34. Anitra Chaney on May 13, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    Praise God! Thank you for sharing this lesson on Kumkum. You have truly been a blessing Dr. Billye Brim. This is so enlightening. Blessings to you in Jesus Name!!

  35. Hattie Greenhouse on May 14, 2024 at 1:05 am

    Hattie Greenhouse
    It’s so good to hear from you. I’m keeping you & Shelly covered with prayer.

  36. Daz on May 14, 2024 at 1:23 am

    Thank you for this word. It’s a word in season for me and a confirmation. The Lord is telling me to kum.
    Also feel inspired to dig into and learn more about the Hebrew language. God bless you in the Land

  37. Lauren on May 14, 2024 at 1:31 am

    So good! Thank you!

  38. Veronica Quintana on May 14, 2024 at 3:07 am

    My dearest, sister Billye, I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear from you 💕 Thank you for sharing this! I love you so and will continue to lift you up (and Shelly) before our Heavenly Father. Shalom Shalom 💕 🇮🇱

  39. Dawn Allison on May 14, 2024 at 4:21 am

    What a wonderful way to start the day!! It’s 6am here in Halifax. I learned Hebrew years ago but haven’t used it for so long and we know what happens then. Love this . Kumkum. Talitha cumi. 💖 Thank you & Bless you 💖

  40. Charlene case on May 14, 2024 at 6:39 am

    Shalom, love this. I took Hebrew when I lived in Jerusalem for a year. Thank you for this blog . Keep it coming. I pray Ps. 3:3 over you.

  41. Patricia Strong on May 14, 2024 at 7:04 am

    I’m learning something new everyday.

    Thanks and much Love ❤️

  42. Darlene Thompson-Muffler on May 14, 2024 at 7:14 am

    Shema Shalom Sister, Truly enjoyable blog. The languages are so full of life and purposeful meaning. Just lovely. Much appreciated and treasured. May your time be prosperous and wisely coveted for the new inspirations you will witness along the way. Safe and comfortable travels for you and your companions. 2 Cor. 4:10

  43. Mary Gestes on May 14, 2024 at 7:27 am

    Good morning Sister Billye
    Thank you for this beautiful message. How lovely is our Lord Jesus. How beautiful is His love for us.
    God richly bless you today as you arise.

  44. Gregory and Brigitte Bernd on May 14, 2024 at 7:46 am

    Thank you…love and prayers!!

  45. Margaret Jackson on May 14, 2024 at 8:08 am

    Thank you so much for the information you being, you and your daughter are a blessing to the Kingdom of God. I pray the protection of the blood and angels around you. I enjoyed the word lesson and look forward to more.
    Prayers always, love in Jesus name

  46. Wayne Littlejohn on May 14, 2024 at 8:09 am

    Shalom, Billye! And thanks for the Hebrew word lesson. I love the Hebrew language it has multi-dimensiontal qualites in them to take us deeper into God’s (Yehovah) Word! Many blessings to you and may God Bless Israel, Jerusalem, and all the Jewish people all over the world! Shalom!

  47. Brenda Blaze on May 14, 2024 at 9:52 am

    Billye I love that so much! Learning some Hebrew with you there in THE LAND! That’s beautiful! Love you 🙏💞🧎🏻‍♀️

  48. Cindy Aten on May 14, 2024 at 9:57 am

    I am interested in learning Hebrew, so thank you, dear Sister Billye. If you have recommendations for learning I would be grateful. I am very grateful to be your partner since I participated in the 2001 Solidarity with Israel Tour. Todah Raba!

  49. Susan Keller on May 14, 2024 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you for the lovely teaching; it is so thoughtful and sheds even more sweetness upon the Word.

  50. Naa Adueley Ashong on May 14, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the enlightenment Dr. Billye. Blessings in the Land.

  51. Angela Hogan on May 15, 2024 at 7:08 am

    Love the idea of teaching us Hebrew. Could you add the pronunciation of it as well please?
    Thank You!
    I am praying for you & Israel.

  52. Sue A Schumacher on May 15, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Thank you so very much for your never ending love and faithfulness in the lord and for those years in the early 80’s where I could pick up my phone from Fargo, ND Moorhead, MN and call you and for the wisdom you would share with me and for the first time we met in Bismarck, ND at the afternoon meeting you held where you called me out and took me to the book table and gave me The Authority of the Believer and then told me to come up to you after night service because God had a Word for me and you wanted to pray back in your motel room about it further before giving it to me. That night those words etc changed my life plus the meetings at Women of the Word when you called me up from entire crowd handed me the mic and then had me lay hands on everyone etc and when Brother Halverson called us forward to impart the Annointing of Intercession and the Words he spoke over me “if you don’t use it, you will lose it!” Throughout the years my life has been rooted in prayer. You may not remember me but that’s okay. When I was in need or a church to cover me you said A Glorious Church Fellowship would always cover me. i just want you to know that church is my online church now. I am a WWP and f have never stopped praying for you and for family!

  53. Darlene Callery on May 15, 2024 at 11:34 am

    Thank you!!! Darlene Callery

  54. Kathy I Fain on May 15, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    Erev tov Miss Billye. I am so looking forward to going on another trip to Israel in the near future. I was just looking at my packet of instant coffee the other day, I carry in my Druze bag I bought when in Israel with you in 2015, that I use in my travels. Which you have in the picture with the kumkum. Shalom, in Israel.

  55. Sandy Long on May 15, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    Oh Dr. Billye,
    I cling to every word you write! I feel your presence with me everyday as you are always in my heart & on my mind. Thank you for making us feel that we are with you in Israel. I love learning Hebrew words and their meaning. You are a teacher in the fabric of your being. So much so that we even shared your morning cup of coffee!
    I miss you as much as I miss my Mother who is in Heaven now! Happy Mothers Day & I love you so very much. I feel as though I am in Israel with you and I pray for you all everyday🙏🏼❤️🤟
    Sandy Long, RN, BA, WWP

  56. Pamela Diane Byrd on May 15, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Shalom pleading the blood over this blog. Thanking the Lord in advance. Blessings overflowing Eph.3:20 and Phil 4:19. Matt.8:23-27.Is.54:17 Mark 11:22-25.Eph.3:20 and Phil4:19. Psalms 91:1-16..Matt.8:23-27 Is.54:17 Mark 11:22-25.Eph.3:20 and Phil4:19. Blessings to you Billye Brim and Shelli and all in Israel. Israel is forever. And all the wwps. Shalom Shalom from Orangeburg S.C 29118. Jer.29:11. 📖🕊🇮🇱🇺🇸🛐✝️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💐🌹❣💕💕💕💕💕

  57. Debbie Malonson on May 15, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for the Hebrew word lesson and very thankful that Jesus read your blog (today’s prayer call) shalom to you, Shelli, and Isaac tell the people we are praying for them much love 💕

  58. Karen Jacobs on May 17, 2024 at 5:16 pm


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