Seven Levels of Beit Tiferet Emunah
"The LORD has been focusing my attention on the number “7” as regards Beit Tiferet Emunah almost from the beginning. It started when I first walked the land and has continued non-stop. Its significance has taken various forms as it has evolved in my head. So, here is what I now understand" - Wendy Cohen
First Level: Brachot Habaiim, “WELCOME.”
At the bottom of the hill there will be a welcome sign that shows the areas of Beit Tiferet Emunah. There will be picnic tables, maybe a water fountain, plus picnic tables on the other side of the road by the stream, and eventually a welcome center displaying a variety of artwork. In the future, there be animals and a petting farm. I also see various children’s activities: a hand-made windmill to run the water fountain, wooden and/or metal sculptures that are also musical instruments, an obstacle course, something to make electricity by moving a handle and maybe even a battery to store it.
Second Level: “Hephziba: My Delight is in Her,” a garden of delights, like in the Song of Solomon.
This garden will be about half-way up from the bottom to the “junction,” where there is a nice-sized level area on the left of the road. Picture: stepping stones that people create that are embedded with “jewels” and Hebrew letters (so each stone has the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet), the stones celebrating people’s relationships with God, signs that describe the meaning of the Hebrew letters, upright painted stones with Scripture verses on them, colored glass wind chimes to dangle from the trees, a storytelling tent with solar panels on its roof, various craft stations for family arts and crafts activities, thornless blackberries, blueberries, muscadines, other grapes, plants that attract butterflies (milkweed attracts Monarch butterflies), lots of bulbs, other plants (suggestions please) little lights all over the place.
Third Level: “Achdut: Unity.”
This “garden” will be at the junction. Achdut means unity. No matter which way somebody decides to go, whether down to the creek, up to the “Hinds Feet on High Places” trails to the right, on to the “Ein Gedi Caves” slightly to the right, or continuing towards “Beit Mashiach” on the left, as long as they are walking with Elohim, with Yeshua, they/we are all on the same path, held in unity together in Him. (1 Corinthians 12). It is about unity in diversity, but also about the power of decision-making and choice. It is a place of comfort, but also a place of security. We are held together in Him in Whom we trust and have our being, as we choose, within Him, the course of our lives. Choice and freedom of choice are very important here.
Fourth Level: “Ahavat Elohim, the Love of God.”
This area will be up around the bend and will focus on the Cross, the Resurrection, and the Ascended Mashiach, on sacrificial love. It will probably be full of Roses, Azaleas and other spring-time blossoming trees and plants.
1 Corinthians 13 - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Fifth Level: “B’Kesher Yeshua, In Connection with Salvation.”
This area will be located at the top of the climb where the ridge road begins. It represents connection with God, with our salvation, with the attributes of God, and with others. There will be a gathering of small and medium size prayer houses, as tree houses. Each “treehouse” will have a different name that includes the word B’Kesher.
Sixth Level: “Beit Emunah, House of Faith”
This will be the workshop center, the classroom center, etc. It is located about halfway down the ridge road on the right hand side.
Seventh Level: “Beit Mashiach,” worship, worship, worship!
At the end of the road … A substantial tent for gathering 50-200 people, maybe 150 people, plus smaller tents around it. The concept of dwelling in tabernacles as the Israelites crossed the desert, and as we cross the desert of our lives in the LORD’s Embrace … I felt Him say He wanted to be housed in a tent, so this will be like a “tent city.”