The first Temple that my family belonged to was called Beth El, which means House of God. For four decades I always thought that the word 'house' or home in Hebrew was bet or beth. After all, Bethlehem is really Bet Lekhem, house of bread in Hebrew.

But I was most humbled in Hebrew class when I learned that the correct pronunciation is really By-it. And then I got to thinking about the Holiday Inn, because for 14 years, I traveled in my job, Holiday Inn was my second home. Is Holiday Inn in Hebrew "Chag Byit"? Which got me thinking more about our Byit Olam, our Eternal home, and wow, I am sure glad it is not going to be like the Holiday Inn. In our

Byit Olam-

Treasures stay there

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal Matt. 6:20

Reservations are Guaranteed

"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven." Luke 10:20

Rooms for All

"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; John 14:2

Yeshua Jesus is the Host of Hosts

I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." Acts 7:55-56

Finest structure ever built

for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Heb. 11:10

No discrimination practiced

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; Rev. 7:9

No earthquakes

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Heb. 12:28-9

Continual Praise

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,

"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns

Rev. 19:6

Perfect Climate Controls

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; Rev. 7:16

Continual protection

for the Lamb in the center of the throne shall be their shepherd, Rev. 7:17

Family Reunion

and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him. Romans 8:17

Eternal Glory

for momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 2 Corin. 4:17

Only Good things

No sorrow

No pain

No crying

No curse

No night

No death

Rev. 21:4, 22:3,5

We have all been on trips for family gatherings, business trips, maybe a cruise or an overseas tour, but there is nothing like coming home. As we are about the Father's business here, we can glory in the fact that our Byit Olam

always has the Light on for our arrival.

2 Cor 5:1-7

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house byit is torn down, we have a building from God, a house byit not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

For indeed in this house byit we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven;

inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--

for we walk by faith, not by sight--

2 Corin. 5:1-7

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BBarri Cae Seif (formerly Mallin)  is an instructor, author, and theologian. Her experience has led her through opportunities in corporate sales, Sunday school education, travel, Bible college instruction, authoring, conference speaking and twice annual trips to Israel as President of a humanitarian organization. 

In addition, Barri maintains her status as online faculty at several universities, teaching the Graduate level Business classes and undergraduate Bible and Business classes. She also serves as a content chair for several doctoral students. She also is President of Maasay Yahdav, a charity that brings humanitarian aid to Israel twice yearly.

Barri holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. Her focus was the Exegetical study of Romans 10:4. She earned an MBA from Amberton University with concentration in General Management. She earned a BA in Psychology at Stephens College.

Her published works include three devotionals, 
Intimate Moments with the Hebrew Names of God, Bridge-Logos Publishers, 1999.
The Name – HaShem Daily Devotional Worship, CreateSpace Publishers, 2010.
There’s Just Something about That Name, Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2011.

Her response to the love of Jesus is what guides her. She currently resides in Ovilla, Texas, with her husband, Dr. Jeffrey L Seif.

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