Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Isaiah 60:16

"Milk" is symbolic of wealth and God’s blessing. Among the pastoral people a man’s wealth is measured by the number of his sheep and goats, and by the large cauldrons in which milk is boiled. The Hebrews and the nations that were around about them were all pastoral people whose medium of exchange was butter, cheese, sheep, and goats. The prophets spoke and wrote in the terms of speech which were common expressions and well understood by the simple folk. Today we speak of gold, silver, stocks, oil fields, and coal mines.

"The milk of the Gentiles" means the wealth of the Gentiles. The Jews who were carried away captive were to find favor in the eyes of the Gentile kings and princes. The Gentiles were to give precious gifts of silver and gold to the exiles who were to return to Palestine. All those who had suffered for their faith, but had remained loyal to their God, were to be reimbursed for their losses. They would return to Palestine with a new understanding of God. Milk is the purest and most natural food, and symbolic of God’s truth.

In Eastern languages, when people offer lavish gifts and generous assistance to others, or are robbed of their goods, it is said, "They have been milked." (Lamsa, George M. 1964. Old Testament Light. San Francisco: Harper Collins., pg 716)


  1. Milk is also symbolic of other things. Milk is white, symbolic of purity and truth, and is life-giving. Such as the "milky way" is symbolic of the "way, the truth, and the life."

    When the Husband/Priest/King and the Wife/Priestess/Queen engage together in the creative process it is the seed of man (a white milky substance) which impregnates the woman and ultimately brings forth new life.

    Even though the Hebrew term for "milk" is Chalab, I'm almost certain that the English term "milk" is somehow also related to the Hebrew word Melek, or King. Also, the Melchizedek priesthood is the authority of God which brings forth new life and sets one on the path (the way) to Eternal life.

  2. I have finally started my Donna Nielsen folder. I will keep posted more regularly. I feel that this is my true smorgasbord along with the personal blessings from Father.
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us

  3. Thank you for taking the time to give us some milk for those of us without teeth.
    This is the greatest smorgasbord I have ever had the privilege to partake of. I have officially started my daily download folder. I have a giant folder, the fattest I could find, so I have room to fill it up on a daily basis.

  4. I also forgot to mention that the Hebrew word for milk, "Chalab," (Chet Lamed Beyt)in Greek is Gala. Hence comes the word Galaxy.

    Back to "Chalab," look at the word Kolob. Kolob is the great governing star which gives sustenance and life (milk).

    Or so it appears to me.

  5. Good to see you here, Yvonne. Hope you're healed up and feeling like yourself again =).